2 Chronicles 3 ESV

Solomon Builds the Temple

1 1Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem 2on Mount Moriah, where the LORD a had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, 3on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

References for 2 Chronicles 3:1

    • h 3:1 - Septuagint; Hebrew lacks the Lord
      2 He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
      3 These are Solomon's 4measurementsb for building the house of God: 5the length, in cubitsc of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

      References for 2 Chronicles 3:3

        • i 3:3 - Syriac; Hebrew foundations
        • j 3:3 - A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
          4 The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house,d and its height was 120 cubits. He overlaid it on the inside with pure gold.

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            • k 3:4 - Compare 1 Kings 6:3; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
              5 6The nave he lined with cypress and covered it with fine gold 7and made palms and chains on it.

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              6 He adorned the house with settings of precious stones. The gold was gold of Parvaim.
              7 So he lined the house with gold--its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors--8and he carved cherubim on the walls.

              References for 2 Chronicles 3:7

                • 58 3:7 - [See ver. 5 above]
                  8 9And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length, corresponding to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with 600 talentse of fine gold.

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                    • l 3:8 - A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
                      9 The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels.f And he overlaid 10the upper chambers with gold.

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                        • m 3:9 - A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
                          10 11In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of woodg and overlaidh them with gold.

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                            • n 3:10 - Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
                            • o 3:10 - Hebrew they overlaid
                              11 The wings of the cherubim together extended twenty cubits: one wing of the one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub;
                              12 and of this cherub, one wing, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and the other wing, also of five cubits, was joined to the wing of the first cherub.
                              13 The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubimi stood on their feet, 12facing the nave.

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                                • p 3:13 - Hebrew they
                                  14 13And he made the veil of blue and purple and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it.

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                                  15 14In front of the house he made two pillars thirty-five cubits high, with a capital of five cubits on the top of each.

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                                      16 He made chains like a necklacej and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.

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                                        • q 3:16 - Hebrew chains in the inner sanctuary
                                          17 15He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south, the other on the north; that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz.

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