2 Chronicles 3
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Solomon Builds Yahweh’s House

1Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yahweh had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of [†]Ornan the Jebusite. 2Then he began to build on the second day in the second month [†]of the fourth year of his reign. 3Now these are the [†]foundations which Solomon laid for building the house of God. The length in cubits, according to the old standard was [†]sixty cubits, and the width twenty cubits. 4And the porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, [†]20 cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold. 5Now he overlaid the [†]main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and [†]ornamented it with palm trees and chains. 6Further, he overlaid the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold from [†]Parvaim. 7He also covered the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.

8And he made the [†]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 covered it with fine gold, amounting to [†]600 talents. 9Now the weight of the nails was [†]fifty shekels of gold. He also covered the upper rooms with gold.

10Then in the room of the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of fashioned work and overlaid them with gold. 11Now 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. 12And 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 [†]first cherub. 13The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet [†]facing the main room. 14And he made the veil of blue, purple, crimson, and fine linen, and he ornamented cherubim on it.

15He also made two pillars for the front of the house, [†]thirty-five cubits [†]high, and the capital on the top of each was five cubits. 16And he made chains in the inner sanctuary and put them on the top of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. 17Thus he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and one on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

1 In 2 Sam 24:18, Araunah
2 Lit in
3 Lit founding of Solomon to build
3 Approx. 90 ft. long and 30 ft. wide or 27 m and 9 m, a cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
4 Approx. 30 ft. long, 30 ft. wide, and 180 ft. tall or 9 m, 9 m, and 54 m
5 Lit great house
5 Lit put on it palm trees
6 Or country of gold
8 Lit house
8 Approx. 23 tons or 21 metric tons, a talent was approx. 75 lb. or 34 kg
9 Approx. 1.25 lb. or 550 gm, a shekel was approx. 0.4 oz. or 11 gm
12 Lit other
13 Lit and their faces to
15 Approx. 52.5 ft. or 15.75 m
15 Lit long

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