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1 Kings 6

NLT 1 It was in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, that he began to construct the Temple of the . This was 480 years after the people of Israel were rescued from their slavery in the land of Egypt. NIV 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. NLT 2 The Temple that King Solomon built for the was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high. NIV 2 The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high. NLT 3 The entry room at the front of the Temple was 30 feet wide, running across the entire width of the Temple. It projected outward 15 feet from the front of the Temple. NIV 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. NLT 4 Solomon also made narrow recessed windows throughout the Temple. NIV 4 He made narrow clerestory windows in the temple. NLT 5 He built a complex of rooms against the outer walls of the Temple, all the way around the sides and rear of the building. NIV 5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms. NLT 6 The complex was three stories high, the bottom floor being 7 feet wide, the second floor 9 feet wide, and the top floor 10 feet wide. The rooms were connected to the walls of the Temple by beams resting on ledges built out from the wall. So the beams were not inserted into the walls themselves. NIV 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. NLT 7 The stones used in the construction of the Temple were finished at the quarry, so there was no sound of hammer, ax, or any other iron tool at the building site. NIV 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. NLT 8 The entrance to the bottom floor was on the south side of the Temple. There were winding stairs going up to the second floor, and another flight of stairs between the second and third floors. NIV 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. NLT 9 After completing the Temple structure, Solomon put in a ceiling made of cedar beams and planks. NIV 9 So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks. NLT 10 As already stated, he built a complex of rooms along the sides of the building, attached to the Temple walls by cedar timbers. Each story of the complex was 7 feet high. NIV 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. NLT 11 Then the gave this message to Solomon: NIV 11 The word of the LORD came to Solomon: NLT 12 “Concerning this Temple you are building, if you keep all my decrees and regulations and obey all my commands, I will fulfill through you the promise I made to your father, David. NIV 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. NLT 13 I will live among the Israelites and will never abandon my people Israel.” NIV 13 And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel." NLT 14 So Solomon finished building the Temple. NIV 14 So Solomon built the temple and completed it. NLT 15 The entire inside, from floor to ceiling, was paneled with wood. He paneled the walls and ceilings with cedar, and he used planks of cypress for the floors. NIV 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. NLT 16 He partitioned off an inner sanctuary—the Most Holy Place—at the far end of the Temple. It was 30 feet deep and was paneled with cedar from floor to ceiling. NIV 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. NLT 17 The main room of the Temple, outside the Most Holy Place, was 60 feet long. NIV 17 The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long. NLT 18 Cedar paneling completely covered the stone walls throughout the Temple, and the paneling was decorated with carvings of gourds and open flowers. NIV 18 The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen. NLT 19 He prepared the inner sanctuary at the far end of the Temple, where the Ark of the ’s Covenant would be placed. NIV 19 He prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there. NLT 20 This inner sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high. He overlaid the inside with solid gold. He also overlaid the altar made of cedar. NIV 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. NLT 21 Then Solomon overlaid the rest of the Temple’s interior with solid gold, and he made gold chains to protect the entrance to the Most Holy Place. NIV 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. NLT 22 So he finished overlaying the entire Temple with gold, including the altar that belonged to the Most Holy Place. NIV 22 So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary. NLT 23 He made two cherubim of wild olive wood, each 15 feet tall, and placed them in the inner sanctuary. NIV 23 In the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high. NLT 24 The wingspan of each of the cherubim was 15 feet, each wing being 7 feet long. NIV 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. NLT 25 The two cherubim were identical in shape and size; NIV 25 The second cherub also measured ten cubits, for the two cherubim were identical in size and shape. NLT 26 each was 15 feet tall. NIV 26 The height of each cherub was ten cubits. NLT 27 He placed them side by side in the inner sanctuary of the Temple. Their outspread wings reached from wall to wall, while their inner wings touched at the center of the room. NIV 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. NLT 28 He overlaid the two cherubim with gold. NIV 28 He overlaid the cherubim with gold. NLT 29 He decorated all the walls of the inner sanctuary and the main room with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. NIV 29 On the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer rooms, he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers. NLT 30 He overlaid the floor in both rooms with gold. NIV 30 He also covered the floors of both the inner and outer rooms of the temple with gold. NLT 31 For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, he made double doors of wild olive wood with five-sided doorposts. NIV 31 For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood with five-sided jambs. NLT 32 These double doors were decorated with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. The doors, including the decorations of cherubim and palm trees, were overlaid with gold. NIV 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. NLT 33 Then he made four-sided doorposts of wild olive wood for the entrance to the Temple. NIV 33 In the same way he made four-sided jambs of olive wood for the entrance to the main hall. NLT 34 There were two folding doors of cypress wood, and each door was hinged to fold back upon itself. NIV 34 He also made two pine doors, each having two leaves that turned in sockets. NLT 35 These doors were decorated with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers—all overlaid evenly with gold. NIV 35 He carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers on them and overlaid them with gold hammered evenly over the carvings. NLT 36 The walls of the inner courtyard were built so that there was one layer of cedar beams between every three layers of finished stone. NIV 36 And he built the inner courtyard of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams. NLT 37 The foundation of the ’s Temple was laid in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. NIV 37 The foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv. NLT 38 The entire building was completed in every detail by midautumn, in the month of Bul, during the eleventh year of his reign. So it took seven years to build the Temple. NIV 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.