2 Chronicles 3
3 1Then Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem on
mount Moriah, where Jehovah appeared unto David his father, which he
made ready in the place that David had appointed, in the threshing-floor 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
foundations which Solomon laid 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 before the house,
the length of it, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits,
and the height a hundred and twenty; and he overlaid it within with pure
5And the greater house he ceiled with fir-wood, which he overlaid
with fine gold, and wrought thereon palm-trees and chains.
garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of
7He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and the
walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubim on the
8And he made the most holy house: the length thereof, according to
the breadth of the house, was 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
cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.
11And the wings
of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the 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 the 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 cherubim spread themselves
forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were
toward the house.
14And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and
crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubim thereon.
15Also he made
before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the capital
that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
16And he made chains
in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made a
hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
17And he set 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.