1 Kings 6:6

“The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The nethermost chamber was fiue cubites broad, and the middle was sixe cubites broad, and the third was seuen cubites broad: for without in the wall of the house hee made narrowed rests round about, that the beames should not bee fastened in the walles of the house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The lowest story {was} five cubits wide, and the middle {was} six cubits wide, and the third {was} seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made offsets {in the wall} of the house all around in order that {the beams} would not be inserted in the walls of the house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made offsets `in the wall' of the house round about, that `the beams' should not have hold in the walls of the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lowest line of them being five cubits wide, the middle six cubits wide and the third seven cubits; for there was a space all round the outside walls of the house so that the boards supporting the rooms did not have to be fixed in the walls of the house.
- Basic English Bible

The lowest floor was five cubits broad, and the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for in the [thickness of the wall of] the house he made resets round about outside, that nothing should be fastened in the walls of the house.
- Darby Bible

The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
- Webster's Bible

The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made offsets [in the wall] of the house all around, that [the beams] should not have hold in the walls of the house.
- World English Bible

The lowest couch, five by the cubit [is] its breadth; and the middle, six by the cubit [is] its breadth; and the third, seven by the cubit [is] its breadth, for withdrawings he hath put to the house round about, without -- not to lay hold on the walls of the house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

the nethermost story of the side-structure was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made rebatements in the wall of the house round about, that the beams should not have hold in the walls of the house.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:6


6:6 Broad - On the inside, and besides the galleries mentioned above.Narrowed rests - Or, narrowings: as in our buildings the walls of anhouse are thicker, or broader at the bottom, and narrower towards the top:only these narrowings were in the outside of the wall, which at each ofthe three stories was a cubit narrower than that beneath it. And this ismentioned, as the reason of the differing breadth of the chambers; becausethe wall being narrower, allowed more space for the upper chambers.Not fastened - That there might be no holes made in the wall for fasteningthem; and that the chambers might be removed, if occasion were, without anyinconvenience to the house.


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