1 Kings 6:17

17 The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits[a] long.

1 Kings 6:17 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
English Standard Version (ESV)
17 The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
New Living Translation (NLT)
17 The main room of the Temple, outside the Most Holy Place, was 60 feet long.
The Message Bible (MSG)
17 The Main Sanctuary area in front was sixty feet long.
American Standard Version (ASV)
17 And the house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
17 The 60-foot-long room at the front of the temple served as the main hall.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
17 The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was 60 feet long.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
17 The main hall in front of the room was 60 feet long.

1 Kings 6:17 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 6:17

And the house, that [is], the temple before it
The holy place, which was before the of holies:

was forty cubits [long];
and which, with the most holy place, being twenty cubits, as in the preceding verse, made the length of the whole house sixty cubits, as in ( 1 Kings 6:2 ) .

1 Kings 6:17 In-Context

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 juniper.
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 main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.
18 The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.
19 He prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, about 60 feet or about 18 meters
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