THE FIRST BOOKE OF the Kings, commonly called The third Booke of the Kings. Chapter 6
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1 The building of Solomons Temple. 5 The chambers thereof. 11 Gods promise vnto it. 15 The sieling and adorning of it: 23 The Cherubims. 31 The doores. 36 The court. 37 The time of building it.
1And it came to passe in the foure hundred and fourescore yeere after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth yere of Solomons reigne ouer Israel, in the moneth Zif, which is the second moneth, that he began to build the house of the Lord.1
6The 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.6
7And the house when it was in building, was built of stone, made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe, nor any toole of yron heard in the house, while it was in building.
12Concerning this House which thou art in building, if thou wilt walke in my Statutes, and execute my Iudgments, and keepe all my Commandements to walke in them: then will I performe my word with thee, which I spake vnto Dauid thy father.12
15And hee built the walles of the house within with boards of Cedar, both the floore of the house, and the walles of the sieling: and hee couered them on the inside with wood, and couered the floore of the house with plankes of firre.15
20And the Oracle in the forepart, was twenty cubits in length and twentie cubites in breadth, and twentie cubites in the height thereof: and hee ouerlayd it with pure golde, and so couered the Altar which was of Cedar.20
27And he set the Cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched foorth the wings of the Cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other Cherub touched the other wall: & their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.27
32The two doores also were of Oliue tree, and he carued vpon them caruings of Cherubims, and palme trees, and open flowers, and ouerlayd them with gold, and spread gold vpon the Cherubims, and vpon the palme trees.32
38And in the eleuenth yeere in the moneth Bul (which is the eight moneth) was the house finished throughout all the parts therof, and according to all the fashion of it: So was he seuen yeeres in building it.38
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for 1 Kings Chapter 6
1 2.Chron. 3.1. , Heb. built.
4 Or, windowes broad within and narrow without: or, skewed and closed.
5 Or, vpon, or ioyning to. , Heb. floores , Heb. ribs.
6 Heb. narrowings, or, rebatements.
8 Heb. shoulder.
9 Or, the vault beams and the sielings with Cedar.
12 2.Sam.7. 13. 1.chro. 22.10.
15 Or, from the floore of the house vnto the walles, &c. And so ver. 16.
18 Or, gourds. , Heb. openings of flowres.
20 Heb. shut vp.
23 Or, oylie. Heb. trees of oyle.
27 Exod.25. 20. , Or, the Cherubims stretched foorth their wings.
29 Heb. openings of flowers.
31 Or, fiue square.
32 Or, leaues of the doores. , Hebr. openings of flowers.
33 Or, foure square.
38 Or, with all the appurtenances therof, and with all the ordinances therof.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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