1 Kings 7:1-12 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now as for Solomon's palace, it took thirteen years for him to complete its construction. 1 It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
2 He built the Forest of Lebanon Palace one hundred fifty feet in length, seventy-five feet in width, and forty-five feet in height. It had four rows of cedar columns with cedar engravings above the columns. 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 palace's cedar roof stood above forty-five beams resting on the columns, fifteen beams to each row. 3 It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.
4 Three sets of window frames faced each other. 4 Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.
5 All the doorframes were rectangular, facing each other in three sets. 5 All the doorways had rectangular frames; they were in the front part in sets of three, facing each other.
6 He made a porch with columns seventy-five feet long and forty-five feet wide. Another porch was in front of these with roofed columns in front of them. 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 throne room the Hall of Justice, where he would judge. It was covered with cedar from the lower to the upper levels. 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 The royal residence where Solomon lived was behind this hall. It had a similar design. Solomon also made a similar palace 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 He built all these with the best stones cut to size, sawed with saws, back and front, from the foundation to the highest points and from the outer boundary to the great courtyard. 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 laid with large stones of high quality, some of fifteen feet and some of twelve feet. 10 The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
11 Above them were high-quality stones cut to measure, as well as cedar. 11 Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
12 The surrounding great courtyard had three rows of cut stones and a row of trimmed cedar just like the inner courtyard of the LORD's temple and its porch. 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.