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2 Chronicles 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Solomon Builds the Temple
Dimensions and Materials of the Temple
(1 Kin. 6:1–22 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:1 - Now Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD[fn] had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan[fn] the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:2 - And he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:3 - This is the foundation which Solomon laid for building the house of God: The length was sixty cubits (by cubits according to the former measure) and the width twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:4 - And the vestibule that was in front of the sanctuary[fn] was twenty cubits long across the width of the house, and the height was one hundred and[fn] twenty. He overlaid the inside with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:5 - The larger room[fn] he paneled with cypress which he overlaid with fine gold, and he carved palm trees and chainwork on it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:6 - And he decorated the house with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He also overlaid the house—the beams and doorposts, its walls and doors—with gold; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:8 - And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length was according to the width of the house, twenty cubits, and its width twenty cubits. He overlaid it with six hundred talents of fine gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold; and he overlaid the upper area with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:10 - In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim, fashioned by carving, and overlaid them with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:11 - The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits in overall length: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the other wing was five cubits, touching the wing of the other cherub;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:12 - one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the other wing also was five cubits, touching the wing of the other cherub.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:13 - The wings of these cherubim spanned twenty cubits overall. They stood on their feet, and they faced inward.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:14 - And he made the veil of blue, purple, crimson, and fine linen, and wove cherubim into it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:15 - Also he made in front of the temple[fn] two pillars thirty-five[fn] cubits high, and the capital that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:16 - He made wreaths of chainwork, as in the inner sanctuary, and put them on top of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the wreaths of chainwork.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:17 - Then he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left; he called the name of the one on the right hand Jachin, and the name of the one on the left Boaz.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally He, following Masoretic Text and Vulgate; Septuagint reads the LORD; Targum reads the Angel of the LORD.
Spelled Araunah in 2 Samuel 24:16ff
The main room of the temple; elsewhere called the holy place (compare 1 Kings 6:3)
Following Masoretic Text, Septuagint, and Vulgate; Arabic, some manuscripts of the Septuagint, and Syriac omit one hundred and.
Literally house
Literally house
Or eighteen (compare 1 Kings 7:15; 2 Kings 25:17; and Jeremiah 52:21)

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