1 Kings 6:16

“And hee built twentie cubites on the sides of the house, both the floore, and the walles with boards of Cedar: he euen built them for it within, euen for the Oracle, euen for the most holy place.”

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Other Translations

And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built [them] for it within, [even] for the oracle, [even] for the most holy [place].
- King James Version

He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built {them} for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, {even} as the most holy place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the walls `of the ceiling': he built `them' for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at the back of the house a further space of twenty cubits was shut in with boards of cedar-wood, for the inmost room.
- Basic English Bible

And he built twenty cubits of the innermost part of the house, both floor and walls, with boards of cedar; and he built [them] for it within, to [be] the oracle, the most holy place.
- Darby Bible

And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.
- Webster's Bible

He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls [of the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.
- World English Bible

And he buildeth the twenty cubits on the sides of the house with ribs of cedar, from the floor unto the walls; and he buildeth for it within, for the oracle, for the holy of holies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the joists; he even built them for himself within, for a Sanctuary, even for the most holy place.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:16


6:16 House - That is, the most holy place, which contained in lengthtwenty cubits, which may be said to be on the sides Of the house,because this part took off twenty cubits in length from each side of thehouse, and was also twenty cubits from side to side, so it was twenty cubitsevery way. The oracle - the most holy place - The last words are added, toexplain what he means by the word oracle, which he had not used before.


Discussion for 1 Kings 6

  • Rhonda
    I Kings 6:15 - ceiling is spelled wrong according to my Bible.
  • Sarah
    This is the only Bible chapter that has the word "inside" in it. I just thought that was very interesting.
  • Tim Coenen
    I have been thinking that the New Temple #3 well be a TENT as it where in Moses time. But then I maybe wrong.
  • BSP
    Verses 12,13~Jehovah God promised to be with his people if they kept his laws and obeyed his commandments.
  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus
    I have heard that presently and somewhere are all the finished, prefabricated materials and ornaments necessary to build a new temple in Jerusalem. Those behind this task are waiting for a relevant time to set it all in motion. If this is true, than it adheres to this particular chapter concerning the construction of the original temple, but the new one will be built very very quickly.
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