1 Kings 3:1; 1 Kings 4:24; 1 Kings 4:31; 1 Kings 5:4; 1 Kings 6:5-6; 1 Kings 7:12; 1 Kings 7:18; 1 Kings 7:20; 1 Kings 7:23-24; 1 Kings 7:35-36; 1 Kings 18:32; 1 Kings 18:35
Then Solomon formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem.
For he had dominion over everything west of the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings west of the River; and he had peace on all sides around about him.
For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations.
"But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune.
Against the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave and the inner sanctuary; thus he made side chambers all around.
The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not be inserted in the walls of the house.
So the great court all around had three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of the LORD , and the porch of the house.
So he made the pillars, and two rows around on the one network to cover the capitals which were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the other capital.
There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded projection which was beside the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around both capitals.
Now he made the sea of cast metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and thirty cubits in circumference .
Under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the rest.
On the top of the stand there was a circular form half a cubit high, and on the top of the stand its stays and its borders were part of it.
He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD , and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.
The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.