2 Chronicles 3 CSB

Building the Temple

1 Then Solomon began to build the Lord's temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriaha where the Lord b had appeared to his father David, at the site David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.c

References for 2 Chronicles 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Gn 22:2
    • b 3:1 - LXX; Tg reads the Angel of the Lord; MT reads He
    • c 3:1 - 2 Sm 24:16-24; 1 Ch 21:15-28; Ornan is spelled Araunah in 2 Sm.
      2 He began to build on the second [day] of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.
      3 These are Solomon's foundationsd for building God's temple: the lengthe was 90 feet,f and the width 30 feet.g

      References for 2 Chronicles 3:3

        • d 3:3 - Tg reads The measurements which Solomon decreed
        • e 3:3 - Lit length-cubits in the former measure-
        • f 3:3 - Lit 60 cubits
        • g 3:3 - Lit 20 cubits
          4 The portico, which was across the front extending across the width of the temple, was 30 feeth wide;i its height was 30 feet;jk he overlaid its inner surface with pure gold.

          References for 2 Chronicles 3:4

            • h 3:4 - Lit 20 cubits
            • i 3:4 - 1 Kg 6:1-3
            • j 3:4 - LXX, Syr; MT reads 120 cubits
            • k 3:4 - Lit 20 cubits
              5 The larger rooml he paneled with cypress wood, overlaid with fine gold, and decorated with palm trees and chains.

              References for 2 Chronicles 3:5

                • l 3:5 - Lit The house
                  6 He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.
                  7 He overlaid the temple-the beams, the thresholds, its walls and doors-with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.

                  The Most Holy Place

                  8 Then he made the most holy place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, 30 feet,m and its width was 30 feet.n He overlaid it with 45,000 poundso of fine gold.

                  References for 2 Chronicles 3:8

                    • m 3:8 - Lit 20 cubits
                    • n 3:8 - Lit 20 cubits
                    • o 3:8 - Lit 600 talents
                      9 The weight of the nails was 20 ouncesp of gold, and he overlaid the ceiling with gold.

                      References for 2 Chronicles 3:9

                        • p 3:9 - Lit 50 shekels
                          10 He made two cherubim of sculptured work, for the most holy place, and he overlaid them with gold.
                          11 The overall length of the wings of the cherubim was 30 feet:q the wing of one was seven and a half feet,r touching the wall of the room; its other wing was seven and a half feet,s touching the wing of the other cherub.

                          References for 2 Chronicles 3:11

                            • q 3:11 - Lit 20 cubits
                            • r 3:11 - Lit five cubits
                            • s 3:11 - Lit five cubits
                              12 The wing of the othert cherub was seven and a half feet,u touching the wall of the room; its other wing was seven and a half feet,v reaching the wing of the other cherub.

                              References for 2 Chronicles 3:12

                                • t 3:12 - Syr, Vg; MT reads the one
                                • u 3:12 - Lit five cubits
                                • v 3:12 - Lit five cubits
                                  13 The wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet.w They stood on their feet and faced the larger room.xy

                                  References for 2 Chronicles 3:13

                                    • w 3:13 - Lit 20 cubits
                                    • x 3:13 - Lit the house
                                    • y 3:13 - 1 Kg 6:19-27
                                      14 He made the veil of blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen, and he wove cherubim into it.

                                      The Bronze Pillars

                                      15 In front of the temple he made two pillars, [each] 27 feetz{high. The capital on top of each was seven and half feet| high.

                                      References for 2 Chronicles 3:15

                                        • z 3:15 - Hb uncertain
                                        • { 3:15 - Lit 35 cubits
                                        • | 3:15 - Lit five cubits
                                          16 He had made chainwork in the inner sanctuary and also put it on top of the pillars.} He made 100 pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

                                          References for 2 Chronicles 3:16

                                            • } 3:16 - 1 Kg 6:21; 7:17
                                              17 Then he set up the pillars in front of the sanctuary, one on the right and one on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin~ and the one on the left Boaz.€

                                              References for 2 Chronicles 3:17

                                                • ~ 3:17 - He Will Establish
                                                •  3:17 - Strength is in Him
                                                • € 3:17 - 1 Kg 7:15-22; 2 Kg 25:17; Jr 52:21-23