The porch which was in front of the house (A)was as long as the width of the house, [a]twenty cubits, and the height [b]twenty; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold. He overlaid (B)the [c]main room with juniper wood and overlaid it with fine gold; and he [d]ornamented it with palm trees and chains. Further, he overlaid the house [e]with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim. (C)He also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds, and its walls and doors; and he (D)carved cherubim on the walls.

Then he made (E)the [f]room of the Most Holy Place: its length across the width of the house was [g]twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to [h]six hundred talents. The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid (F)the upper rooms with gold.

10 (G)Then he made two [i]sculptured cherubim in the room of the Most Holy Place and overlaid them with gold.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 3:4 About 30 ft. or 9 m
  2. 2 Chronicles 3:4 As in ancient versions; MT 120 cubits or about 180 ft. or 55 m
  3. 2 Chronicles 3:5 Lit great house
  4. 2 Chronicles 3:5 Lit put on it palm trees
  5. 2 Chronicles 3:6 Lit for beauty
  6. 2 Chronicles 3:8 Lit house
  7. 2 Chronicles 3:8 About 30 ft. or 9 m
  8. 2 Chronicles 3:8 About 23 tons or 21 metric tons
  9. 2 Chronicles 3:10 Lit cherubim of cast work

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