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1 In the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites left Egypt, in the month of Ziv, the second month, in the fourth year of Solomon's rule over Israel, he built the LORD's temple. 1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.
2 The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was ninety feet long, thirty feet wide, and forty-five feet high. 2 The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high.
3 The porch in front of the temple's main hall was thirty feet long. It ran across the whole width of the temple and extended fifteen feet in front of the temple. 3 The portico at the front of the main hall of the temple extended the width of the temple, that is twenty cubits, and projected ten cubits from the front of the temple.
4 He made recessed and latticed windows for the temple 4 He made narrow clerestory windows in the temple.
5 and built side rooms against the temple walls around both the main hall and the most holy place. 5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.
6 The lower walls were seven and a half feet wide. At the second floor the walls were nine feet wide, and at the third floor they were ten and a half feet wide. He made niches around the outside of the temple so the beams wouldn't be inserted into the temple walls. 6 The lowest floor was five cubits wide, the middle floor six cubits and the third floor seven. He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.
7 When the temple was built, they did all the stonecutting at the quarry. No hammers, axes, or any iron tools were heard in the temple during its construction. 7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.
8 The door to the stairs was at the south side of the temple. Winding stairs went up to the second floor and from there to the third floor. 8 The entrance to the lowest floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third.
9 He completed the temple with a roof of cedar beams and cross-planks. 9 So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.
10 Then he built the side rooms all around the temple. They were seven and a half feet high. He attached them to the temple with cedarwood. 10 And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.
11 The LORD's word came to Solomon, 11 The word of the LORD came to Solomon:
12 Regarding this temple that you are building: If you follow my laws, enact my regulations, and keep all my commands faithfully, then I will fulfill for you my promise that I made to your father David. 12 "As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, carry out my regulations and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
13 I will live among the Israelites. I won't abandon my people Israel. 13 And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel."
14 So Solomon constructed the temple and completed it. 14 So Solomon built the temple and completed it.
15 He built the walls within the temple with cedar planks, paneled from the floor to the ceiling. He overlaid the floor of the temple with pine planks. 15 He lined its interior walls with cedar boards, paneling them from the floor of the temple to the ceiling, and covered the floor of the temple with planks of pine.
16 At the back of the temple he built thirty feet of cedar panels from the floor to the ceiling. Solomon built the inner sanctuary, the most holy place. 16 He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.
17 In front of this, the main hall was sixty feet. 17 The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.
18 The cedar inside the temple was carved with gourds and blossoming flowers. The whole thing was cedar. No stone was seen. 18 The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.
19 He set up the inner sanctuary inside the temple so that he could put the chest containing the LORD's covenant there. 19 He prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.
20 The inner sanctuary was thirty feet in length, width, and height. Solomon overlaid it with pure gold and covered the altar with cedar. 20 The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty wide and twenty high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold, and he also overlaid the altar of cedar.
21 Solomon covered the temple's interior with pure gold. He placed gold chains in front of the inner sanctuary and covered it with gold. 21 Solomon covered the inside of the temple with pure gold, and he extended gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, which was overlaid with gold.
22 He overlaid the whole temple inside with gold until the temple was completely covered. He covered the whole altar that was in the inner sanctuary with gold. 22 So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary.
23 He made two winged creatures of olive wood for the inner sanctuary, each fifteen feet high. 23 In the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.
24 The wings of the first winged creature were each seven and a half feet long. It was fifteen feet from the end of one wing to the end of the other. 24 One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long, and the other wing five cubits--ten cubits from wing tip to wing tip.
25 The second winged creature also measured fifteen feet. Both winged creatures had identical measurements and form. 25 The second cherub also measured ten cubits, for the two cherubim were identical in size and shape.
26 The height of both winged creatures was fifteen feet. 26 The height of each cherub was ten cubits.
27 Solomon placed the winged creatures inside the temple. Their wings spread out so that the wing of the one touched one wall and the wing of the other touched the other wall. In the middle of the temple, the wings of the two winged creatures touched each other. 27 He placed the cherubim inside the innermost room of the temple, with their wings spread out. The wing of one cherub touched one wall, while the wing of the other touched the other wall, and their wings touched each other in the middle of the room.
28 He covered the winged creatures with gold. 28 He overlaid the cherubim with gold.
29 Solomon carved all the walls of the temple—inner and outer rooms—with engravings of winged creatures, palm trees, and blossoming flowers. 29 On the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer rooms, he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers.
30 He also covered the floor of the temple with gold, in both the inner and the outer rooms. 30 He also covered the floors of both the inner and outer rooms of the temple with gold.
31 He made the doors of the inner sanctuary from olive wood and carved the doorframes with five recesses. 31 For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood with five-sided jambs.
32 He overlaid the two olive-wood doors with gold-plated carvings of winged creatures, palm trees, and blossoming flowers. 32 And on the two olive wood doors he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with beaten gold.
33 He made the door of the main hall with doorframes of olive wood with four recesses. 33 In the same way he made four-sided jambs of olive wood for the entrance to the main hall.
34 The two doors of pinewood each pivoted on a socket. 34 He also made two pine doors, each having two leaves that turned in sockets.
35 Solomon carved winged creatures, palm trees, and blossoming flowers, and covered them with gold. 35 He carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers on them and overlaid them with gold hammered evenly over the carvings.
36 He built the inner courtyard with three rows of cut stone followed by one row of trimmed cedar. 36 And he built the inner courtyard of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams.
37 Solomon laid the foundation of the LORD's temple in the fourth year in the month of Ziv. 37 The foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv.
38 He finished the temple in all its details and measurements in the eleventh year during the eighth month, the month of Bul. He built it in seven years. 38 In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it.