5:1And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the place of his father; for Hiram always loved David.
5:2And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,
5:3Thou knowest that David my father could not build a house unto the name of Jehovah his God, because of the wars which were about him on every side, until Jehovah put them under the soles of his feet.
5:4But now Jehovah my God has given me rest on every side: there is neither adversary nor evil event.
5:5And behold, I purpose to build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God, as Jehovah spoke to David my father saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy stead, he shall build a house unto my name.
5:6And now command that they hew me cedar-trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants; and I will give thee hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt say; for thou knowest that there is not among us any that are experienced in cutting timber like to the Zidonians.
5:7And it came to pass when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Jehovah this day, who has given to David a wise son over this great people.
5:8And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard the things which thou sentest to me for: I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of cypress.
5:9My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will convey them by sea in rafts to the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and thou shalt receive them. And thou shalt accomplish my desire in giving food for my household.
5:10So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees and cypress-trees according to all his desire.
5:12And Jehovah gave Solomon wisdom as he promised him. And there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league.
5:13And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
5:14And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Lebanon, two months at home; and Adoniram was over the levy.
5:15And Solomon had seventy thousand that bore burdens, and eighty thousand stone-masons in the mountains;
5:16besides the overseers whom Solomon had set over the work, three thousand three hundred, who ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
5:17And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
5:18And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Giblites hewed them, and prepared timber and stones to build the house.
6:1And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Jehovah.
6:2And the house that king Solomon built for Jehovah was sixty cubits in length, and twenty in breadth, and thirty cubits in height.
6:3And the porch, in front of the temple of the house, was twenty cubits in length, in front of the house broadways, and ten cubits was its breadth, in front of the house.
6:4And for the house he made closed windows with fixed lattices.
6:5And against the wall of the house he built floors round about, against the walls of the house, round about the temple and the oracle; and he made side-chambers round about.
6:6The lowest floor was five cubits broad, and the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for in the thickness of the wall of the house he made resets round about outside, that nothing should be fastened in the walls of the house.
6:7And the house, when it was being built, was built of stone entirely made ready before it was brought thither; so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was being built.
6:8The entrance to the side-chambers of the middle floor was in the right side of the house; and they went up by winding stairs into the middle floor, and out of the middle into the third.
6:9And he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
6:10And he built the floors against all the house, five cubits high; and they held to the house by the timbers of cedar.
6:11And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon saying,
6:12As to this house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and practise mine ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them, then will I perform my word as to thee which I spoke unto David thy father;
6:13and I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.
6:14And Solomon built the house and finished it.
6:15And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, from the floor of the house to the walls of the roof; he overlaid them on the inside with wood, and overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.
6:17And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
6:18And the cedar of the house within was carved with colocynths and half-open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
6:19And he prepared the oracle in the midst of the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.
6:20And the oracle within was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold; and he overlaid the cedar-wood altar --
6:21and Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and shut off the oracle in front with chains of gold, and overlaid it with gold.
6:22And the whole house he overlaid with gold, the whole house entirely; also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
6:23And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive-wood, ten cubits high;
6:24and one wing of the cherub was five cubits, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub, ten cubits from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing;
6:25and the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one measure and one form.
6:26The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so of the other cherub.
6:27And he set the cherubim in the midst of the inner house; and the wings of the cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched, wing to wing, in the midst of the house.
6:28And he overlaid the cherubim with gold.
6:29And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved sculptures of cherubim, and palm-trees, and half-open flowers, within and without.
6:30And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.
6:31And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and side posts were the fifth part of the breadth of the house.
6:32The two doors were of olive-wood; and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, and palm-trees and half-open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm-trees.
6:33And he also made for the doorway of the temple posts of olive-wood, of the fourth part of the breadth of the house.
6:34And the two folding-doors were of cypress-wood: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
6:35And he carved on them cherubim, and palm-trees, and half-open flowers; and overlaid them with gold fitted on the carved work.
6:36And he built the inner court of three rows of hewn stone, and a row of cedar-beams.
6:37In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Zif;
6:38and in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished in all its parts, and according to all the fashion of it. So he was seven years in building it.
7:1And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house; and he finished all his house.
7:2And he built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was a hundred cubits, and its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar-pillars, with cedar-beams upon the pillars;
7:3and it was covered with cedar above upon the side-chambers, which were on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.
7:4And there were cross-beams in three rows, and window was against window in three ranks.
7:5And all the doors and posts were square, with an architrave; and window was against window in three ranks.
7:6And he made the porch of pillars; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits; and there was a porch in front of them; and there were pillars, and steps in front of them.
7:7And he made the porch for the throne where he judged, the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.
7:8And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. And he made, like to this porch, a house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom Solomon had taken.
7:9All these buildings were of costly stones, hewn stones, according to the measures, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation to the coping, and on the outside as far as the great court.
7:10And the foundations were of costly stones, great stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.
7:11And above were costly stones, hewn stones, according to the measures, and cedar.
7:12And the great court round about had three rows of hewn stones, and a row of cedar-beams; and so it was for the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and the porch of the house.
7:13And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
7:14He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass; and he was full of wisdom and understanding and knowledge, to do all kinds of works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and made all his work.
7:15And he formed the two pillars of brass; the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a line of twelve cubits encompassed the second pillar.
7:16And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits;
7:17and nets of checker-work, wreaths of chain-work, for the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.
7:18And he made pomegranates, namely two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars; and so he did for the other capital.
7:19And the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily-work as in the porch, four cubits.
7:20And the capitals upon the two pillars, above also, close to the enlargement which was behind the network, had two hundred pomegranates in rows round about, also on the other capital.
7:22And upon the top of the pillars was lily-work; and the work of the pillars was finished.
7:23And he made the sea, molten, ten cubits from brim to brim, round all about; and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encompassed it round about.
7:24And under the brim of it round about there were colocynths, encompassing it, ten in a cubit enclosing the sea round about; two rows of colocynths, cast when it was cast.
7:25It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
7:26And its thickness was a hand-breadth, and its brim was like the work of the brim of a cup, with lily-blossoms; it held two thousand baths.
7:27And he made ten bases of brass: four cubits was the length of one base, and the breadth four cubits, and the height three cubits.
7:28And the work of the bases was this: they had panels, and the panels were between the fillets.
7:29And on the panels that were between the fillets were lions, oxen and cherubim; and over the fillets there was a base above; and beneath the lions and oxen were garlands of festoon-work.
7:30And every base had four wheels of brass, and axles of brass; and on its four corners were shoulder-pieces: under the laver were shoulder-pieces molten, behind every garland.
7:31And the mouth of it within the crown and above was a cubit; and its mouth was rounded, as the work of the base, a cubit and a half; and also upon its mouth was sculpture; but their panels were square, not round.
7:32And the four wheels were under the panels; and the supports of the wheels were in the base; and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.
7:33And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their supports, and their rims, and their spokes and their naves were all molten.
7:34And there were four shoulder-pieces to the four corners of one base; of the base itself were its shoulder-pieces.
7:35And in the top of the base there was a circular elevation of half a cubit round about; and on the top of the base its stays and its panels were of the same.
7:36And he engraved on the plates of its stays and on its panels cherubim, lions and palm-trees, according to the space upon each; and garlands were round about.
7:37After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, one form.
7:38And he made ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths; every laver was four cubits; upon every one of the ten bases one laver.
7:41two pillars, and the globes of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars, two; and the two networks, to cover the two globes of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars;
7:42and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two globes of the capitals which were upon the pillars;
7:43and the ten bases, and the ten lavers on the bases;
7:44and one sea, and the twelve oxen under the sea;
7:45and the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls. And all these things, which Hiram made king Solomon for the house of Jehovah, were of bright brass.
7:46In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay-ground between Succoth and Zaretan.
7:47And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed from their exceeding number; the weight of the brass was not ascertained.
7:48And Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of Jehovah: the golden altar; and the table of gold, whereon was the shewbread;
7:49and the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right, and five on the left, before the oracle; and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
7:50and the basons, and the knives, and the bowls, and the cups, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, for the folding-doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, of the temple.
7:51And all the work was finished that king Solomon made for the house of Jehovah. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated; the silver and the gold and the vessels he put among the treasures of the house of Jehovah.