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2 Chronicles 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Building the Temple
(1Ki 6:1–22 )
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Then Solomon began to build the LORD’s temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the LORD [fn] had appeared to his father David, at the site David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan[fn] the Jebusite.

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He began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

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These are Solomon’s foundations[fn] for building God’s temple: the length[fn] was ninety feet,[fn] and the width thirty feet.[fn]

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The portico, which was across the front extending across the width of the temple, was thirty feet wide; its height was thirty feet;[fn] he overlaid its inner surface with pure gold.

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The larger room[fn] he paneled with cypress wood, overlaid with fine gold, and decorated with palm trees and chains.

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He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.

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He overlaid the temple ​— ​the beams, the thresholds, its walls and doors ​— ​with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.

The Most Holy Place
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Then he made the most holy place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, 30 feet, and its width was 30 feet. He overlaid it with forty-five thousand pounds[fn] of fine gold.

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The weight of the nails was twenty ounces[fn] of gold, and he overlaid the ceiling with gold.

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He made two cherubim of sculptured work, for the most holy place, and he overlaid them with gold.

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The overall length of the wings of the cherubim was 30 feet: the wing of one was 7 1/2 feet,[fn] touching the wall of the room; its other wing was 7 1/2 feet, touching the wing of the other cherub.

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The wing of the other[fn] cherub was 7 1/2 feet, touching the wall of the room; its other wing was 7 1/2 feet, reaching the wing of the other cherub.

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The wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced the larger room.[fn]

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He made the curtain of blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen, and he wove cherubim into it.

The Bronze Pillars
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In front of the temple he made two pillars, each 27 feet[fn] high. The capital on top of each was 7 1/2 feet high.

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He had made chainwork in the inner sanctuary and also put it on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

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Then he set up the pillars in front of the sanctuary, one on the right and one on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin[fn] and the one on the left Boaz.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
LXX; Tg reads the angel of the Lord ; MT reads he
= Araunah in 2Sm 24:16-24
Tg reads The measurements which Solomon decreed
Lit length ​— ​cubits in the former measure —
Lit 60 cubits
Lit 20 cubits, also in vv. 4,​8,​11,​13
LXX, Syr; MT reads 120 cubits
Lit The house
Lit 600 talents
Lit 50 shekels
Lit five cubits, also in vv. 12,15
Syr, Vg; MT reads the one
Lit the house
Syr reads 18 cubits (27 feet); Hb reads 35 cubits (52 1/2 feet)
= He Will Establish
= Strength Is in Him

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