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1 Kings 6:8-23 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 The entrance for the middle story was on the south side of the house: one went up by winding stairs to the middle story, and from the middle story to the third. 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 So he built the house, and finished it; he roofed the house with beams and planks of cedar. 9 So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.
10 He built the structure against the whole house, each story five cubits high, and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar. 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 Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon, 11 The word of the LORD came to Solomon:
12 "Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes, obey my ordinances, and keep all my commandments by walking in them, then I will establish my promise with you, which 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 dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel." 13 And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel."
14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it. 14 So Solomon built the temple and completed it.
15 He lined the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the rafters of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood; and he covered the floor of the house with boards of cypress. 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 He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the rafters, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, as 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 The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long. 17 The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.
18 The cedar within the house had carvings of gourds and open flowers; all 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 The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the Lord. 19 He prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.
20 The interior of the inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid 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 overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold, then he drew chains of gold across, in front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid 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 Next he overlaid the whole house with gold, in order that the whole house might be perfect; even the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid 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 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high. 23 In the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.