And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is
the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was
threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits
, and the height thereof thirty cubits.
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.
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against
the walls of the house round about, both
of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:
The nethermost chamber was
five cubits broad, and the middle was
six cubits broad, and the third was
seven cubits broad: for without in the wall
of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams
should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor
any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
The door for the middle chamber was
in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber
, and out of the middle into the third.
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,
this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.
So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: and
he covered them
on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.
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
And the house, that is
, the temple before it, was forty cubits long
And the cedar of the house within was
carved with knops and open flowers: all was
cedar; there was no stone seen.
And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
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
So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.