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

 
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1 Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house. 1 It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
2 He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon; its length was a hundred cubits, and its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits, and it was built upon three rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. 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 And it was covered with cedar above the chambers that were upon the forty-five pillars, fifteen in each row. 3 It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.
4 There were window frames in three rows, and window opposite window in three tiers. 4 Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.
5 All the doorways and windows had square frames, and window was opposite window in three tiers. 5 All the doorways had rectangular frames; they were in the front part in sets of three, facing each other.
6 And he made the Hall of Pillars; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits; there was a porch in front with pillars, and a canopy before 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 And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment; it was finished with cedar from floor to rafters. 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 house where he was to dwell, in the other court back of the hall, was of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter whom he had taken in marriage. 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 All these were made of costly stones, hewn according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the court of the house of the LORD to the great court. 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 of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits. 10 The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
11 And above were costly stones, hewn according to measurement, and cedar. 11 Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
12 The great court had three courses of hewn stone round about, and a course of cedar beams; so had the inner court of the house of the LORD, and the vestibule of the house. 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.