1 Kings 6:17

“And the house, that is, the Temple before it, was fortie cubites long.”

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Other Translations

And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
- King James Version

The house, that is, the nave in front of {the inner sanctuary,} was forty cubits {long.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the house, that is, the temple before `the oracle', was forty cubits `long'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the house, that is, the Temple, in front of the holy place was forty cubits long.
- Basic English Bible

And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
- Darby Bible

And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
- Webster's Bible

The house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].
- World English Bible

And forty by the cubit was the house, it [is] the temple before [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the house, that is, the temple before the Sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:17


6:17 House - That is, the holy place. Temple - This is added, torestrain the signification of the word house, which otherwise notes thewhole building. It - The oracle.


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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