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2 Chronicles 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Temple Construction in Jerusalem

(1Ki 6:1–22 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:1 - Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of [fn]Ornan the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:2 - He began to build on the second day in the second month [fn]of the fourth year of his reign.

Dimensions and Materials of the Temple

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:3 - Now these are the [fn]foundations which Solomon laid for building the house of God. The length in [fn]cubits, according to the old standard was sixty cubits, and the width twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:4 - The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:5 - He overlaid the [fn]main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and [fn]ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:6 - Further, he [fn]adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from [fn]Parvaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:8 - Now he made the [fn]room of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 600 talents.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:10 - Then he made two [fn]sculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:11 - The wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:12 - The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and its other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the [fn]first cherub.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:13 - The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet [fn]facing the main room.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:14 - He made the veil of violet, purple, crimson and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:15 - He also made two pillars for the front of the house, thirty-five cubits [fn]high, and the capital on the top of each was five cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:16 - He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:17 - He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.
NASB95 Footnotes
In 2 Sam 24:18, Araunah
Literally: in
Literally: founding of Solomon to build
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
Literally: great house
Literally: put on it palm trees
Literally: overlaid...for beauty
Or, country of gold
Literally: house
Literally: cherubim of sculptured work
Literally: other
Literally: and their faces to
Literally: long

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