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2 Chronicles 3

CEB 1 Solomon began to build the LORD's temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, on the place David had prepared at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. NIV 1 Then Solomon began to build the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David. CEB 2 He began building in the second month of the fourth year of his rule. NIV 2 He began building on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign. CEB 3 Solomon laid the foundations for these structures in order to build the temple of God. The length according to the old standard of measurement was ninety feet and the width thirty feet. NIV 3 The foundation Solomon laid for building the temple of God was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide (using the cubit of the old standard). CEB 4 Across the front of the temple was a porch as long as the temple was and thirty feet wide, and thirty feet high. He covered the inside walls with pure gold. NIV 4 The portico at the front of the temple was twenty cubits long across the width of the building and twenty cubits high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold. CEB 5 He paneled the walls of the main room with pine, covered them with fine gold, and decorated them with palm trees and chains. NIV 5 He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs. CEB 6 He studded the room with precious stones for beauty; the gold was from Parvaim. NIV 6 He adorned the temple with precious stones. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim. CEB 7 He covered the room, its beams, doorframes, walls, and doors with gold, and carved images of winged creatures on the walls. NIV 7 He overlaid the ceiling beams, doorframes, walls and doors of the temple with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls. CEB 8 Then he made the most holy place. It was as long as the temple was wide, thirty feet long and thirty feet wide. He covered it with six hundred kikkars of fine gold. NIV 8 He built the Most Holy Place, its length corresponding to the width of the temple—twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold. CEB 9 The gold nails weighed fifty shekels. He also covered the upper rooms with gold. NIV 9 The gold nails weighed fifty shekels. He also overlaid the upper parts with gold. CEB 10 In the most holy place he formed two statues of winged creatures and covered them with gold. NIV 10 For the Most Holy Place he made a pair of sculptured cherubim and overlaid them with gold. CEB 11 Together the wingspan of these creatures was thirty feet. One of the first creature's wings was seven and a half feet long and touched the temple wall, while the other wing was seven and a half feet long, touching the wing of the other creature. NIV 11 The total wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits. One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long and touched the temple wall, while its other wing, also five cubits long, touched the wing of the other cherub. CEB 12 Similarly, one wing of the other creature was seven and a half feet long and touched the temple wall, while the other wing was seven and a half feet long and touched the other creature. NIV 12 Similarly one wing of the second cherub was five cubits long and touched the other temple wall, and its other wing, also five cubits long, touched the wing of the first cherub. CEB 13 The wings of these creatures extended thirty feet. They stood on their feet facing the main room. NIV 13 The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. They stood on their feet, facing the main hall. CEB 14 Then he made the curtain out of fine linen and violet, purple, and crimson yarn, weaving winged creatures into it. NIV 14 He made the curtain of blue, purple and crimson yarn and fine linen, with cherubim worked into it. CEB 15 Then he made two columns in front of the temple, fifty-two and a half feet high, with a seven and a half foot cap on top of each. NIV 15 For the front of the temple he made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits long, each with a capital five cubits high. CEB 16 Then he made chains like a necklace and placed them on the tops of the columns. He made a hundred pomegranates and placed them into the chains. NIV 16 He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He also made a hundred pomegranates and attached them to the chains. CEB 17 Then he set up the pillars in front of the sanctuary, one on the south, the other on the north. The one on the south he named Jachin, and the one on the north he named Boaz. NIV 17 He erected the pillars in the front of the temple, one to the south and one to the north. The one to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.