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2Chronicles 3
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Solomon Builds the Temple

3So Solomon began to build the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David, his father. The Temple was built on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the site that David had selected.H8010H2490H1129H1004H3068H3389H2022H4179H7200H1732H1H4725H1732H3559H1637H771H2983 2The construction began in midspring, during the fourth year of Solomon's reign.H2490H1129H8145H8145H2320H702H8141H4438 3These are the dimensions Solomon used for the foundation of the Temple of God (using the old standard of measurement). It was 90 feet long and 30 feet wide.H8010H3245H1129H1004H430H753H520H7223H4060H8346H520H7341H6242H520 4The entry room at the front of the Temple was 30 feet wide, running across the entire width of the Temple, and 30 feet high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold.H197H6440H753H7341H1004H6242H520H1363H3967H6242H6823H6441H2889H2091 5He paneled the main room of the Temple with cypress wood, overlaid it with fine gold, and decorated it with carvings of palm trees and chains.H1419H1004H2645H1265H6086H2645H2896H2091H5927H8561H8333 6He decorated the walls of the Temple with beautiful jewels and with gold from the land of Parvaim.H6823H1004H3368H68H8597H2091H2091H6516 7He overlaid the beams, thresholds, walls, and doors throughout the Temple with gold, and he carved figures of cherubim on the walls.H2645H1004H6982H5592H7023H1817H2091H6605H3742H7023 8He made the Most Holy Place 30 feet wide, corresponding to the width of the Temple, and 30 feet deep. He overlaid its interior with 23 tons of fine gold.H6213H6944H6944H1004H753H6440H7341H1004H6242H520H7341H6242H520H2645H2896H2091H8337H3967H3603 9The gold nails that were used weighed 20 ounces each. He also overlaid the walls of the upper rooms with gold.H4948H4548H2572H8255H2091H2645H5944H2091 10He made two figures shaped like cherubim, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place.H6944H6944H1004H6213H8147H3742H6816H4639H6823H2091 11The total wingspan of the two cherubim standing side by side was 30 feet. One wing of the first figure was 7 1/2 feet long, and it touched the Temple wall. The other wing, also 7 1/2 feet long, touched one of the wings of the second figure.H3671H3742H6242H520H753H259H3671H2568H520H5060H7023H1004H312H3671H2568H520H5060H3671H312H3742 12In the same way, the second figure had one wing 7 1/2 feet long that touched the opposite wall. The other wing, also 7 1/2 feet long, touched the wing of the first figure.H3671H259H3742H2568H520H5060H7023H1004H312H3671H2568H520H1695H3671H312H3742 13So the wingspan of the two cherubim side by side was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced out toward the main room of the Temple.H3671H3742H6566H6242H520H5975H7272H6440H1004 14Across the entrance of the Most Holy Place he hung a curtain made of fine linen, decorated with blue, purple, and scarlet thread and embroidered with figures of cherubim.H6213H6532H8504H713H3758H948H5927H3742 15For the front of the Temple, he made two pillars that were 27 feet tall, each topped by a capital extending upward another 7 1/2 feet.H6213H6440H1004H8147H5982H7970H2568H520H753H6858H7218H2568H520 16He made a network of interwoven chains and used them to decorate the tops of the pillars. He also made 100 decorative pomegranates and attached them to the chains.H6213H8333H1687H5414H7218H5982H6213H3967H7416H5414H8333 17Then he set up the two pillars at the entrance of the Temple, one to the south of the entrance and the other to the north. He named the one on the south Jakin, and the one on the north Boaz.H6965H5982H6440H1964H259H3225H259H8040H7121H8034H3233H3227H3199H8034H8042H1162


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