1 Kings 6:20

“And 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.”

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And the oracle in the forepart [was] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and [so] covered the altar [which was of] cedar.
- King James Version

The inner sanctuary {was} twenty cubits in length, twenty cubits in width, and twenty cubits in height, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the altar with cedar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And within the oracle was `a space of' twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold: and he covered the altar with cedar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the inmost room was twenty cubits square and twenty cubits high, plated over with clear gold, and he made an altar of cedar-wood, plating it with gold.
- Basic English Bible

And the oracle within was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold; and he overlaid the cedar-wood altar --
- Darby Bible

And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the hight of it, and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
- Webster's Bible

Within the oracle was [a space of] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in its height; and he overlaid it with pure gold: and he covered the altar with cedar.
- World English Bible

And before the oracle [is] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits [is] its height; and he overlayeth it with gold refined, and overlayeth the altar with cedar.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And before the Sanctuary which was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof, overlaid with pure gold, he set an altar, which he covered with cedar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:20


6:20 Forepart - Which was in the inner part of the house, calledin Hebrew, the forepart; not because a man first enters there, butbecause when a man is entering, or newly entered into the house, it isstill before him. Covered - With gold, chap.#7:48 1Chron 28:18|.The altar - The altar of incense.


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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