1 Kings 6:3

“And the porch before the Temple of the house: twentie cubites was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, and tenne cubites was the breadth thereof before the house.”

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And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits [was] the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; [and] ten cubits [was] the breadth thereof before the house.
- King James Version

The porch in front of the nave of the house {was} twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, {and} its depth along the front of the house {was} ten cubits.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; `and' ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The covered way before the Temple of the house was twenty cubits long, as wide as the house, and ten cubits wide in front of the house.
- Basic English Bible

And the porch, in front of the temple of the house, was twenty cubits in length, in front of the house broadways, [and] ten cubits was its breadth, in front of the house.
- Darby Bible

And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length of it, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth of it, before the house.
- Webster's Bible

The porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was its length, according to the breadth of the house; [and] ten cubits was its breadth before the house.
- World English Bible

As to the porch on the front of the temple of the house, twenty cubits [is] its length on the front of the breadth of the house; ten by the cubit [is] its breadth on the front of the house;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:3


6:3 The porch - In the front of, or entrance into the house,#2Chron 3:4|,being a portico, a walk or gallery, at one end of the building (fromside to side.) And the measures of this were harmonious also. For twentyto ten (the length of the portico to the breadth of it) is double, oras two to one. And, if the height within, be the same with that of thehouse, that is thirty; it will be to the length of it, as three to two;and to its breadth, as three to one. Or, if we take in the whole heightmentioned, #2Chron 3:4|, which is one hundred and twenty; there isin this no disproportion: being to its length as six to one; and to itsbreadth as twelve to one; especially when this height was convenientlydivided into several galleries, one over another, each of which had theirdue proportions.


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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