1 Kings

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1 The building of Solomon's house; 2 of the house of the forest of Lebanon; 6 of the porch of pillars; 7 of the porch of judgment; 8 of the house for Pharaoh's daughter. 9 The costly materials for these buildings, and for the great court round about. 13 Hiram, a skilful artificer, is fetched from Tyre. 15 His work in brass of the two great pillars, 23 the molten sea, 27 the ten bases, 38 the ten lavers, 40 and other vessels for the use of the temple. 48 The furniture and vessels of gold which Solomon made for the temple.


BUT Solomon was building ahis own house bthirteen years, and he finished all his house.


¶He built also cthe house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.


And it was covered with cedar above upon the 1beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.


And there were windows in three rows, and 2light was against light in three ranks.


And 3all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light was against light in three ranks.


¶And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was 4before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were 5before them.


¶Then he made a porch for dthe throne where he might judge, even the porch eof judgment: and it was covered with cedar 6from one side of the floor to the other.


¶And his house where he dwelt had another fcourt within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, gwhom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch.


All these were of hcostly stones, according to the measures of *hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and *without, even from the foundation unto the *coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.


And the ifoundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.


And above were jcostly stones, after the measures of *hewed stones, and cedars.


And the great court round about was with kthree rows of *hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.


¶And lking Solomon sent and fetched 7Hiram out of Tyre.


He was 8a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and mhis father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was nfilled with wisdom, and understanding, and *cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.


For he 9cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did *compass either of them about.


And he made two *chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was ofive cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:


And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the *chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.


And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the *chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.


And the *chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in pthe porch, four cubits.

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And the *chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were qtwo hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.


And rhe set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof 10Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof 11Boaz.


And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.


¶And he made sa molten tsea, ten cubits 12from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did *compass it round about.


And under the brim of it round about there were *knops u*compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.


It vstood 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 set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.


And it was an whand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.


¶And he made xten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.


And the work of the bases was on this manner : they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:


And on the borders that were between the ledges were ylions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.


And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had *undersetters: under the *laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.


And the mouth of it within the *chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were *gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.


And under the borders were four wheels; and the *axletrees of the wheels were 13joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.


And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their *axletrees, and their *naves, and their *felloes, and their spokes, were all molten.


And there were four *undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself.


And in the top of the base was there a round *compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same.


For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved zcherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the 14proportion of every one, and additions round about.


After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.


¶Then made he ten a*lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.


And he put five bases on the right 15side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and bhe set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.


¶And 16Hiram made the *lavers, and cthe shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:


The dtwo pillars, and the two bowls of the *chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two enetworks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars;

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And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the *chapiters that were 17upon the pillars;


And the ften bases, and ten *lavers on the bases;


And gone sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

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And the hpots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were 18of bright brass.


In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, 19in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.


And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, 20because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass 21found out.


And Solomon imade all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: jthe altar of gold, and kthe table of gold, whereupon lthe shewbread was,


And the mcandlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the nflowers, and the olamps, and the ptongs of gold,


And the qbowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the 22censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the rmost holy place, and for the doors of the house, *to wit, of the temple.


So was ended all the swork that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the 23things which tDavid his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.