With three rows of great stones
Which Jarchi interprets of the walls of it, and these stones of marble; and so Ben Melech:
and a row of new timber;
of cedar wood upon the rows of stone, see ( 1 Kings 6:36 ) or for the lining and wainscoting the walls:
and let the expenses be given out of the king's house;
treasury, or exchequer; but it does not appear that this part of the decree was observed, at least hitherto; but the Jews built at their own expense, and perhaps did not exactly observe the directions given as to the dimensions of the house.