1Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.2And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.3Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.4And the porch that was in the front of the house , the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.5And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.6And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.7He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls.8And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.9And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.10And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.11And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.12And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also , joining to the wing of the other cherub.13The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.14And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.15Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.16And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.17And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
2 Chronicles 3
English Standard Version
Solomon Builds the Temple
1Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. (Ge 22:2; Ge 22:14; 1Ki 6:1; 1Ch 21:15; 1Ch 21:18; 1Ch 21:28)2He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.3These are Solomon’s measurements for building the house of God: the length, in cubits of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. (1Ki 6:2; Ezr 3:11)4The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house, and its height was 120 cubits. He overlaid it on the inside with pure gold.5The nave he lined with cypress and covered it with fine gold and made palms and chains on it. (1Ki 6:17; 1Ki 6:29; 1Ki 6:32)6He adorned the house with settings of precious stones. The gold was gold of Parvaim.7So he lined the house with gold—its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors—and he carved cherubim on the walls. (2Ch 3:5)8And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length, corresponding to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with 600 talents of fine gold. (1Ki 6:16)9The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. (1Ch 28:11)10In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of wood and overlaid them with gold. (1Ki 6:23)11The wings of the cherubim together extended twenty cubits: one wing of the 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 of this cherub, one wing, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and the other wing, also of five cubits, was joined to the wing of the first cherub.13The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubim stood on their feet, facing the nave. (Eze 40:9)14And he made the veil of blue and purple and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it. (Ex 26:31)15In front of the house he made two pillars thirty-five cubits high, with a capital of five cubits on the top of each. (1Ki 7:15; 2Ki 25:17; Jer 52:21)16He made chains like a necklace and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.17He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south, the other on the north; that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz. (1Ki 7:21)