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five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house : and the other wing five,cubits also, joining to

the wing of the other cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim

was ten cubits, and so was it of 27 the other cherub. And he set

the cherubim within the inner house : and the wings of the cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched

one another in the midst of the 28 house. And he overlaid the 29 cherubim with gold. And he

carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and

open flowers, within and without. 30 And the floor of the house he

overlaid with gold, within and 31 without. And for the entering

of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the 'lintel and door

posts were a fifth part of the wall. 32 So he made two doors of olive

wood; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold upon the che

rubim, and upon the palm trees. 33 So also made he for the entering

of the temple door posts of olive

wood, out of a fourth part of the 34 wall; and two doors of 'fir

wood; the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two

leaves of the other door were 35 folding. And he carved thereon

cherubim and palm trees and open flowers : and he overlaid

them with gold fitted upon the 36 graven work. And he built the

inner court with three rows of

hewn stone, and a row of cedar 37 beams. In the fourth year was

the foundation of the house of the Lord laid, in the month Ziv.

spread themselves forth twenty cubits : and they stood on their

feet, and their faces were 'toward 14 the house. And he made the

veil of blue, and purple, and
crimson, and fine linen, and
wrought cherubim thereon.

i Or, posts
2 Or, cypress

1 Or, inward

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth

month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and

according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it. 7

And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he 2 finished all his house. For he built the house of the forest of Lebanon ;

the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty

cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar 3 pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. And it was covered with

cedar above over the forty and five beams, that were upon the pillars; 4

fifteen in a row. And there were oprospects in three rows, and light 5 was over against light in three ranks. And all the doors and posts

*were square in prospect : and light was over against light in three 6 ranks. And he made the porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty

cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits; and a porch before them; 7 and pillars and 'thick beams. before them. And he made the porch of

the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgement: and it 8 was covered with cedar from floor to floor. And his house where he

might dwell, the other court within the porch, was of the like work.

He made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, (whom Solomon had 9 taken to wife,) like unto this porch. All these were of costly stones,

even of hewn stone, Raccording to measure, sawed with saws, within

and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the 10 outside unto the great court. And the foundation was of costly stones, II even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. And

above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure, and 12 cedar wood. And the great court round about had three rows of hewn

stone, and a row of cedar beams; ?like as the inner court of the house of the LORD, and the porch of the house.

1 Kings 7. 13. 13

And king Solomon sent and 14 fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He

was the son of a widow woman of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and cunning, to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all

5

1 Or, with all the appurtenances thereof, and with all the ordinances thereof

Or, side-chambers Heb. ribs. 3 Or, beams

4 Or, were made square with beams

Or, a threshold
6 Or, after divers measures
? Or, both for ... and for

15 Also he made before the house

two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on

the top of each of them was five 16 cubits. And he made chains in

the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

17 cubits.

were

15 his work. For he fashioned the

two pillars of brass, 'of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of

twelve cubits compassed either 16 of them about. And he made

two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars : the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five There

nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillar; seven for the one chapi

ter, and seven for the other 18 chapiter. So he made the pil

lars; and there were two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top of the 3pil

lars : and so did he for the other 19 chapiter. And the chapiters that

were upon the top of the pillars

in the porch were of lily work, 20 four cubits. And there were

chapiters above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were two

hundred, in rows round about 21 upon the other chapiter. And

he set up the pillars at the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin; and he

17 And he set up the pillars be· 23 And he made the molten sea

set up the left pillar, and called 22 the name thereof 5 Boaz. And

upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

fore the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the

name of that on the left 'Boaz. 4 Moreover he made an altar of

brass, twenty cubits the length
thereof, and twenty cubits the
breadth thereof, and ten cubits
the height thereof.

1 That is, He shall establish.
2 That is, perhaps, In it is strength.

1 Heb. eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar.

2 'Heb. the other pillar.

3 So some ancient authorities. The text has, pomegranates.

4 That is, He shall establish.
5 That is, perhaps, In it is strength.

of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits : and a

line of thirty cubits compassed 24 it round about. And under the

brim of it round about there were knops which did compass it, ' for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about : the

knops were in two rows, cast 25 when it was cast. It stood

upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east : and the sea was set upon them

above, and all their hinder parts 26 were inward.

And it was an handbreadth thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim

2 Also he made the molten sea

of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits; and a

line of thirty cubits compassed it 3 round about. And under it was

the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about, 'for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about.

The oxen in two rows, cast when it was 4 cast. It stood upon twelve oxen,

were

of a cup, like the flower of a lily: 27 it held two thousand baths. And

he made the ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth

thereof, and three cubits the 28 height of it. And the work of

the bases was on this manner : they had {borders; 3and there

were borders between the ledges: 29 and on the borders that were

between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and upon the ledges there was a pedestal above: and beneath the lions and

oxen were wreaths of hanging 30 work. And every base had four

brasen wheels, and axles of brass : and the four feet thereof had 5undersetters: beneath the laver were the undersetters molten, with wreaths at the side

three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them above, and all

their hinder parts were inward. 5 And it was an handbreadth thick;

and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.

1 Or,

in a cubit

i Or, ten in a cubit
2 Or, panels (and so in ver. 29, &c.)
3 Or, even borders
4 Or, it was in like manner above
5 Heb. shoulders.

was

31 of each.

And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above

a cubit: and the mouth thereof was round after the work of a pedestal, a cubit and a half: and also upon the mouth of it

were gravings, and their borders 32 were foursquare, not round. And

the four wheels were underneath the borders; and the axletrees of the wheels were in the base:

and the height of a wheel was 33 a cubit and half a cubit. And

the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their felloes, and

their spokes, and their naves, 34 were all molten. And there

were four undersetters at the four corners of each base : the undersetters thereof were of the base

And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high : and on the top of the base the 'stays

thereof and the borders thereof 36 were of the same. And on the

plates of the stays thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubim, lions, and palm trees,

35 itself.

6 He made also ten lavers, and

put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them; such things as belonged to the burnt offering they washed in

them: but the sea was for the 7 priests to wash in. And he

made the ten candlesticks of gold according to the ordinance concerning them; and he set them in the temple, five on the

right hand, and five on the left. 8 He made also ten tables, and

according to the space of each, 37 with wreaths round about. After

this manner he made the ten bases : all of them had one cast

ing, one measure, and one form. 38 And he made ten lavers of

brass : one laver contained forty baths : and every laver was four

cubits: and upon every one of 39 the ten bases one laver. And he

set the bases, five on the right
side of the house, and five on
the left side of the house.

1 Heb. hands.
2 Heb. shoulder.

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