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1 Solomon took 13 years to finish building his palace. 1 It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
2 He built a hall [named] the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. It had four rows of cedar pillars supporting cedar beams. 2 He built the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high, with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.
3 The hall was covered with cedar above the side rooms, which were supported by 45 pillars (15 per row). 3 It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.
4 The windows were in three rows facing each other on opposite sides [of the palace]. 4 Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.
5 All the doors and doorframes were square. There were three doors facing each other on opposite sides [of the palace]. 5 All the doorways had rectangular frames; they were in the front part in sets of three, facing each other.
6 Solomon made the Hall of Pillars 75 feet long and 45 feet wide. In front of the hall was an entrance hall with pillars. 6 He made a colonnade fifty cubits long and thirty wide. In front of it was a portico, and in front of that were pillars and an overhanging roof.
7 He made the Hall of Justice, where he sat on his throne and served as judge. The hall was covered with cedar from floor to ceiling. 7 He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge, and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.
8 His own private quarters were in a different location than the Hall of Justice, but they were similar in design. Solomon also built private quarters like this for his wife, Pharaoh's daughter. 8 And the palace in which he was to live, set farther back, was similar in design. Solomon also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had married.
9 From the foundation to the roof, all these buildings, including the large courtyard, were built with high-grade stone blocks. The stone blocks were cut to size and trimmed with saws on their inner and outer faces. 9 All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade stone cut to size and trimmed with a saw on their inner and outer faces.
10 The foundation was made with large, high-grade stones (some 12 feet long, others 15 feet long). 10 The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
11 Above [the foundation] were cedar beams and high-grade stone blocks, which had been cut to size. 11 Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
12 The large courtyard had three layers of cut stone blocks and a layer of cedar beams, like the inner courtyard of the LORD's temple and the entrance hall. 12 The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.
13 King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre. 13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,
14 Hiram was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali. His father, a native of Tyre, was a skilled bronze craftsman. Hiram was highly skilled, resourceful, and knowledgeable about all kinds of bronze craftsmanship. He came to King Solomon and did all his [bronze] work. 14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.
15 He made two bronze pillars. Each was 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference. 15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, by line.
16 He made two capitals of cast bronze to put on top of the pillars. Each capital was 7½ feet high. 16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.
17 He also made seven rows of filigree and chains for each capital. 17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.
18 After he made the pillars, he made two rows [of decorations] around the filigree to cover the capitals which were above the pillars. He made the capitals identical to each other. 18 He made pomegranates in two rows encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. He did the same for each capital.
19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the entrance hall were lily-shaped. [Each] was six feet high. 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high.
20 Two hundred pomegranates in rows were directly above the bowl-shaped parts around the filigree on the capitals on both pillars. 20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.
21 Hiram set up the pillars in the temple's entrance hall. He set up the pillar on the right and named it Jachin [He Establishes]. Then he set up the pillar on the left and named it Boaz [In Him Is Strength]. 21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.
22 There were lily-shaped capitals at the top of the pillars. He finished the work on the pillars. 22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.
23 Hiram made a pool from cast metal. It was 15 feet in diameter. It was round, 7½ feet high, and had a circumference of 45 feet. 23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it.
24 Under the rim were two rows of gourds all around the 45-foot circumference of the pool. They were cast in metal when the pool was cast. 24 Below the rim, gourds encircled it--ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.
25 The pool was set on 12 metal bulls. Three bulls faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east. The pool was set on them, and their hindquarters were toward the center [of the pool]. 25 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.
26 The pool was three inches thick. Its rim was like the rim of a cup, shaped like a lily's bud. It held 12,000 gallons. 26 It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.
27 He made ten bronze stands. Each stand was 6 feet square and 4½ feet high. 27 He also made ten movable stands of bronze; each was four cubits long, four wide and three high.
28 The stands were made this way: They had side panels set in frames. 28 This is how the stands were made: They had side panels attached to uprights.
29 On the panels set in frames were lions, oxen, and angels. These were also on the frames. Above and below the lions and the cattle were engraved designs. 29 On the panels between the uprights were lions, bulls and cherubim--and on the uprights as well. Above and below the lions and bulls were wreaths of hammered work.
30 Each stand had four bronze wheels on bronze axles and four supports beneath the basin. The supports were made of cast metal with designs on the sides. 30 Each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and each had a basin resting on four supports, cast with wreaths on each side.
31 Each had a 1½-foot-deep opening in the center to the circular frame on top. The opening was round, formed like a pedestal, and was two feet [wide]. Around the opening there were engravings. But the panels were square, not round. 31 On the inside of the stand there was an opening that had a circular frame one cubit deep. This opening was round, and with its basework it measured a cubit and a half. Around its opening there was engraving. The panels of the stands were square, not round.
32 The four wheels were under the panels, and the axles were attached to the stand. Each wheel was two feet high. 32 The four wheels were under the panels, and the axles of the wheels were attached to the stand. The diameter of each wheel was a cubit and a half.
33 The wheels were made like chariot wheels. The axles, rims, spokes, and hubs were all cast metal. 33 The wheels were made like chariot wheels; the axles, rims, spokes and hubs were all of cast metal.
34 The four supports at the four corners of each stand were part of the stand. 34 Each stand had four handles, one on each corner, projecting from the stand.
35 The top of each stand had a round, nine-inch-high band. Above the stand were supports which were part of the panels. 35 At the top of the stand there was a circular band half a cubit deep. The supports and panels were attached to the top of the stand.
36 Hiram engraved angels, lions, palm trees, and designs in every available space on the supports and panels. 36 He engraved cherubim, lions and palm trees on the surfaces of the supports and on the panels, in every available space, with wreaths all around.
37 This is the way he made the ten stands. All of them were cast in the same mold, identical in size and shape. 37 This is the way he made the ten stands. They were all cast in the same molds and were identical in size and shape.
38 Hiram also made ten bronze basins. Each basin held 240 gallons. Every basin was six feet [wide]. There was one basin on each of the ten stands. 38 He then made ten bronze basins, each holding forty baths and measuring four cubits across, one basin to go on each of the ten stands.
39 He put five stands on the south side of the temple and five on the north side of the temple. He set the pool on the south side of the temple in the southeast [corner]. 39 He placed five of the stands on the south side of the temple and five on the north. He placed the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner of the temple.
40 Hiram also made pots, shovels, and bowls. So Hiram finished all the work for King Solomon on the LORD's temple: 40 He also made the basins and shovels and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished all the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of the LORD:
41 2 pillars, the bowl-shaped capitals on top of the 2 pillars, and 2 sets of filigree to cover the 2 bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars, 41 the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; the two sets of network decorating the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars;
42 400 pomegranates for the 2 sets of filigree (2 rows of pomegranates for each filigree to cover the 2 bowl-shaped capitals on the pillars), 42 the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network, decorating the bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars);
43 10 stands and 10 basins on the stands, 43 the ten stands with their ten basins;
44 1 pool, 12 bulls under the pool, 44 the Sea and the twelve bulls under it;
45 pots, shovels, and bowls. Hiram made all these utensils out of polished bronze for the LORD's temple at King Solomon's request. 45 the pots, shovels and sprinkling bowls. All these objects that Huram made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of burnished bronze.
46 The king cast them in foundries in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zarethan. 46 The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan.
47 Solomon left all the products unweighed because so much bronze was used. No one tried to determine how much the bronze weighed. 47 Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.
48 Solomon made all the furnishings for the LORD's temple: the gold altar, the gold table on which the bread of the presence was placed, 48 Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in the LORD's temple: the golden altar; the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence;
49 lamp stands of pure gold (five on the south side and five on the north in front of the inner room), flowers, lamps, gold tongs, 49 the lampstands of pure gold (five on the right and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary); the gold floral work and lamps and tongs;
50 dishes, snuffers, bowls, saucers, incense burners of pure gold, the gold sockets for the doors of the inner [room] (the most holy place), and the doors of the temple. 50 the pure gold basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and censers; and the gold sockets for the doors of the innermost room, the Most Holy Place, and also for the doors of the main hall of the temple.
51 All the work King Solomon did on the LORD's temple was finished. He brought the holy things that had belonged to his father David--the silver, gold, and utensils--and put them in the storerooms of the LORD's temple. 51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the LORD was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated--the silver and gold and the furnishings--and he placed them in the treasuries of the LORD's temple.