2 Chronicles 3International Standard Version (ISV)
3 So Solomon began construction of the Lord’s Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the Lord[a] had appeared to his father David, that is, where David had prepared Ornan the Jebusite’s threshing floor. 2 He began construction on the second day[b] of the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
Dimensions of the Temple
3 These are the foundations that Solomon set in place for God’s Temple. The length in terms of the former standard measurements: 60 cubits;[c] its width: 20 cubits.[d]4 A portico extended in front of the Temple for its entire width of 20 cubits,[e] and was[f] 120 cubits[g] high. Inside he had it overlaid with pure gold. 5 The main room of the Temple was trimmed with a wainscoting composed of cypress wood, overlaid with fine gold ornamented with palm trees and chains. 6 The Temple was adorned with precious stones, including gold from the Orient.[h]7 The Temple was overlaid with gold, including the beams, thresholds, walls, and doors. Cherubim were engraved on the walls. 8 With respect to the Most Holy Place in the Temple, its length across the width of the Temple was 20 cubits,[i] and its width extended 20 cubits.[j]
Materials of the Temple
Solomon[k] overlaid it with 600 talents[l] of pure gold. 9 The gold nails weighed 50 shekels.[m] He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold. 10 He crafted two cherubim from wood, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place in the Temple. 11 The wingspan of the cherubim was 20 cubits;[n] the wing of one, five cubits[o] long, touched the wall of the Temple, and its other wing, five cubits[p] long, touched the wing of the other cherub. 12 The wing of the other cherub, five cubits[q] long, touched the opposite[r] wall of the Temple and its other wing, five cubits[s] long, touched the wing of the first[t] cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim extended for 20 cubits[u] as they stood on their feet and faced the front of[v] the Temple. 14 He constructed the veil from blue,[w] purple, crimson, and fine linen, embroidering cherubim on it. 15 He also made two pillars 35 cubits[x] high for the front of the Temple, topped by a capital that was five cubits[y] high. 16 He crafted chains for the inner sanctuary and placed them on top of the pillars, attaching 100 pomegranates to each of the chains. 17 He set up the pillars at the front of the Temple, one on the south side of the entrance[z] and the other on the north side of the entrance.[aa] He named the south pillar Jachin[ab] and the north pillar Boaz.[ac]
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