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1 Kings 7 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Solomon Builds His Own House

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Now Solomon built his own house thirteen years, and he completed all his house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:2 - And he built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was [fn]100 cubits and its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams on the pillars.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:3 - And it was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:4 - Now there were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:5 - And all the doorways and doorposts had squared artistic frames, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
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Then he made the hall of pillars; its length was 50 cubits and its width 30 cubits, and a porch was in front of them and pillars and a threshold in front of them.

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And he made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

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Now his house where he was to live, the other court inward from the hall, was of the same workmanship. He also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom Solomon had married.

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All these were of precious stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

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And the foundation was of precious stones, even large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:11 - And above were precious stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:12 - So the great court all around had three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and the porch of the house.

Hiram’s Work in the House of Yahweh

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Then King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:14 - He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and discernment and knowledge to do any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.
(2Ch 3:15–17 )
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And he fashioned the two pillars of bronze; eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits [fn]measured the circumference of both.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:16 - He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five [fn]cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:17 - There were nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:18 - So he made the pillars, and two rows around on the one network to cover the capitals which were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the other capital.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:19 - Now the capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:20 - And there were capitals on the two pillars, even right above the [fn]rounded projection which was on the one side of the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around [fn]both capitals.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:21 - Thus he set up the pillars at the porch of the nave; and he set up the right pillar and named it [fn]Jachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it [fn]Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:22 - And on the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished.
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And he made the sea of cast metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and [fn]thirty cubits in its circumference.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:24 - Now under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, entirely encircling the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the Sea when it was cast.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:25 - It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:26 - And it was a [fn]handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lily blossom; it could hold [fn]two thousand baths.
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Then he made the ten stands of bronze; the length of each stand was four cubits and its width four cubits and its height three cubits.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:28 - Now this was the workmanship of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the [fn]frames,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:29 - and on the borders which were between the [fn]frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and on the [fn]frames there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:30 - Now each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and its four feet had supports; beneath the laver were cast supports with wreaths at each side.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:31 - And its opening inside the capital at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the workmanship of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:32 - And the four wheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:33 - Now the workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariot wheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:34 - Now there were four supports at the four corners of each stand; its supports were part of the stand itself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:35 - And on the top of the stand there was a circular form half a [fn]cubit high, and on the top of the stand its [fn]stays and its borders were part of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:36 - And he engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:37 - He made the ten stands like this: all of them had one casting, one measure and one form.
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He also made ten lavers of bronze, one laver held forty baths; each laver was four cubits, and on each of the ten stands was one laver.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:39 - Then he set the stands, five on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.
(2Ch 4:11–18 )
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And Hiram made the lavers and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram completed doing all the work that he did for King Solomon in the house of Yahweh:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:41 - the two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:42 - and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the tops of the pillars;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:43 - and the ten stands with the ten lavers on the stands;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:44 - and the one sea and the twelve oxen under the sea;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:45 - and the pots and the shovels and the bowls; and all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of Yahweh were of polished bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:46 - On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - And Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be found out.
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Solomon also made all the furniture which was in the house of Yahweh: the golden altar and the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and the flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the Holy of Holies, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
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Thus all the work that King Solomon did in the house of Yahweh was finished. And Solomon brought in the things set apart as holy by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of Yahweh.

LSB Footnotes
Approx. 150 ft. long, 75 ft. wide, and 45 ft. tall or 45 m, 22.5 m, and 13.5 m
Lit went around the other pillar
A cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Lit belly
Lit on the other capital
Lit he shall establish
Lit in it is strength
Lit a line of thirty cubits went around it
A handbreadth was approx. 3 in. or 7.6 cm
Approx. 12,000 gal. or 45,424 l, a bath was approx. 6 gal. or 23 l
Or crossbars
Or crossbars
Or crossbars
A cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Lit hands
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