Now 1Solomon was building his own housethirteenyears, and he finishedall his house.
22He built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was 100acubits and its width50cubits and its height30cubits, on fourrows of cedarpillars with cedarbeams on the pillars.
It was paneled with cedarabove the sidechamberswhich were on the 45pillars, 15 in each row.
There were artistic window frames in threerows, and window was oppositewindow in threeranks.
5All the doorways and doorposts had squared artistic frames, and window was oppositewindow in threeranks.
Then he made3the hall of pillars; its length was 50cubits and its width30cubits, and a porch was in front of them and pillars and a 4threshold in front of them.
He made the hall of the 5thronewhere he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and 6it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.
His housewhere he was to live, the othercourtinward from the hall, was of the sameworkmanship. 7He also made a house like thishall for Pharaoh'sdaughter, 8whomSolomon had married.
9Allthese were of costlystones, of stonecut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside ; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the greatcourt.
The foundation was of costlystones, even largestones, stones of tencubits and stones of eightcubits.
And above were costlystones, stonecut according to measure, and cedar.
So 9the greatcourtallaround had threerows of cutstone and a row of cedarbeams even as the innercourt of the house of the LORD, and 10the porch of the house.
Now 11KingSolomonsent and broughtHiram from Tyre.
1412He was a widow'sson from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and 13he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doinganywork in bronze. So he came to KingSolomon and 14performedall his work.
He fashioned15the twopillars of bronze; 16eighteencubits was the height of onepillar, and a line of twelvecubitsbmeasured the circumference of both.
He also madetwocapitals of moltenbronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the onecapital was fiveccubits and the height of the othercapital was fivecubits.
There were nets of network and twistedthreads of chainwork for the capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars; seven for the onecapital and seven for the othercapital.
So he made the pillars, and tworowsaround on the onenetwork to cover the capitalswhich were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the othercapital.
The capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lilydesign, fourcubits.
There were capitals on the twopillars, evenabove and close to the droundedprojectionwhich was beside the network; and 17the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rowsaroundebothcapitals.
2118Thus he set up the pillars at the 19porch of the nave; and he set up the rightpillar and named it fJachin, and he set up the leftpillar and named it gBoaz.
On the top of the pillars was lilydesign. So the work of the pillars was finished.
2320Now he made the sea of 21cast metal tencubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was fivecubits, and hthirtycubits in circumference .
24Under its brim22gourds went aroundencircling it ten to a cubit, 23completelysurrounding the sea; the gourds were in tworows, castiwith the rest.
2524It stood on twelveoxen, threefacingnorth, threefacingwest, threefacingsouth, and threefacingeast; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rearparts turned inward.
It was a handbreadththick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lilyblossom; it could hold two thousandbaths.
Then 25he made the tenstands of bronze; the length of eachstand was fourcubits and its widthfourcubits and its heightthreecubits.
28This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even bordersbetween the jframes,
and on the borderswhich were between the kframes were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the lframes there was a pedestalabove , and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hangingwork.
Now eachstand had fourbronzewheels with bronzeaxles, and its fourfeet had supports; beneath the basin were castsupports with wreaths at eachside.
Its openinginside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
The fourwheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariotwheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were allcast.
Now there were foursupports at the fourcorners of eachstand; its supports were part of the stand itself.
On the top of the stand there was a circularformhalf a mcubithigh, and on the top of the stand its nstays and its borders were part of it.
He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palmtrees, according to the clearspace on each, with wreaths all around.
3726He made the tenstands like this: all of them had onecasting, onemeasure and oneform.
3827He madetenbasins of bronze, onebasinheldfortybaths; eachbasin was fourcubits, and on each of the tenstands was onebasin.
Then he set the stands, five on the rightside of the house and five on the leftside of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the rightside of the houseeastwardtoward the south.
Now Hirammade the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiramfinisheddoingall the workwhich he performed for KingSolomon in the house of the LORD:
the twopillars and the two bowls of the capitalswhich were on the top of the 28twopillars, and the twonetworks to cover the twobowls of the capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars;
and the 29fourhundredpomegranates for the twonetworks, tworows of pomegranates for eachnetwork to cover the twobowls of the capitalswhich were on the tops of the pillars;
and the tenstands with the tenbasins on the stands;
and 30the onesea and the twelveoxenunder the sea;
and 31the pails and the shovels and the bowls; even alltheseutensilswhichHirammade for KingSolomon in the house of the LORD were of polishedbronze.
4632In the plain of the Jordan the kingcast them, in the claygroundbetween33Succoth and 34Zarethan.
47Solomonleftall the utensils unweighed, because they were toomany; 35the weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.
48Solomonmadeall the furniturewhich was in the house of the LORD: 36the goldenaltar and the goldentable on which was the 37bread of the Presence;
and the lampstands, five on the rightside and five on the left, in front of the innersanctuary, of puregold; and 38the flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the 39firepans, of puregold; and the hinges both for the doors of the innerhouse, the mostholyplace, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
5140Thus all the work that KingSolomonperformed in the house of the LORD was finished. And 41Solomonbrought in the thingsdedicated by his fatherDavid, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.