1 Kings 6:37

“In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 6:37

ΒΆ In the fourth yeere was the foundation of the house of the Lord layd, in the moneth Zif.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Ziv.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the fourth year the base of the house was put in its place, in the month Ziv.
- Basic English Bible

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Zif;
- Darby Bible

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:
- Webster's Bible

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yahweh laid, in the month Ziv.
- World English Bible

In the fourth year hath the house of Jehovah been founded, in the month Zif,
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Ziv.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 6:37

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:37


6:36 Inner court - The priests court, #2Chron 4:9|, so called,because it was next to the temple which it compassed. Cedar beams - Whichis understood, of so many galleries, one on each side of the temple, whereofthe three first were of stone, and the fourth of cedar, all supported withrows of pillars: upon which there were many chambers for the uses of thetemple, and of the priests.

6:38 Seven years - It is not strange that this work took up so muchtime: for, The temple properly so called, was for quantity the least part of it, there being very many and great buildings both above ground in the several courts, (for though only the court of the priests be mentioned, yet it is thereby implied, that the same thing was proportionably done in the others) and under ground. The great art which was used here, and the small number of exquisite artists, required the longer time for the doing it. And if the building of Diana's temple employed all Asia for two hundred years; and the building of one pyramid employed three hundred and sixty thousand men, for twenty years together; both which, Pliny affirms: no reasonable man can wonder that this temple was seven years in building.Now let us see what this temple typifies. Christ himself is the true temple. He himself spoke of the temple of his body: and in him dwelt all the fullness of the godhead. In him all the Israel of God meet, and thro' him have access with confidence to God. Every believer is a living temple, in whom the spirit of God dwelleth. We are wonderfully made by the Divine Providence, but more wonderfully made anew by the Divine grace. And as Solomon's temple was built on a rock, so are we built on Christ. The church is a mystical temple, enriched and beautified, not with gold and precious stones, but with the gifts and graces of the spirit. Angels are ministering spirits, attending the church and all the members of it on all sides. Heaven is the everlasting temple. There the church will be fixt, and no longer moveable. The cherubim there always attend upon the throne of glory. In the temple there was no noise of axes or hammers: every thing is quiet and serene in heaven. All that shall be stones in that building, must here be fitted and made ready for it; must be hewn and squared by the Divine grace, and so made meet for a place in that temple.


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