1 Kings 6:1-10

1 Solomon began to build the temple for the Lord in the four hundred eightieth year a after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv.
2The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord d was 90 feet
Lit 60 cubits
long, 30 feet
Lit 20 cubits
wide, and 45 feet
Lit 30 cubits
high. h
3The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feet
Lit 20 cubits
long extending across the temple’s width, and 15 feet deep
Lit 10 cubits wide
in front of the temple. k
4He also made windows with beveled frames
Hb obscure
for the temple. m

5He then built a chambered structure
Lit built the house of chamber
along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. o And he made side chambers
Lit made ribs or sides
all around. q
6The lowest chamber was 71/2 feet
Lit five cubits
wide, the middle was nine feet
Lit six cubits
wide, and the third was 101/2 feet
Lit seven cubits
wide. He also provided offset ledges for the temple all around the outside so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.
7The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built. u

8The door for the lowest
LXX, Tg; MT reads middle
side chamber was on the right side of the temple. They
= people
went up a stairway
Hb obscure
to the middle chamber, and from the middle to the third.
9When he finished building the temple, y he paneled it with boards and planks of cedar. 10He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; z each story was 71/2 feet
Lit five cubits

Copyright information for HCSB