1 Kings 6

Bishops(i) 1 And it came to passe, that in the foure hundred & fourescore yere, after the childre of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and in the fourth yere of the rayne of Solomon vpon Israel, & in the moneth Zif, which is the second moneth, he began to build the house of the Lorde 2 And the house which king Solomon built for the Lorde, was threescore cubites long, and twentie cubites broade, and thirtie cubites hie 3 And he made a porche before the temple of the house, which was twentie cubites long, after ye breadth of the house, and ten cubites brode, [euen] in the fore front of the house 4 And in the house he made windowes, broade without, and narow within 5 And by the wall of the house he made chambers round about [euen] in the walles of the house round about the temple & the quier: and he made chambers round about 6 The neathermost chamber was fiue cubites broade, & the middle was sixe cubites broade, & the third was seuen cubites broade: For without in the wall of the house he made restes round about that [the beames of the chambers] shoulde not be fastened in ye walles of the house 7 And the house was built of stone, made perfect alredye before it was brought thyther: so that there was neither hammer nor axe, either any toole of iron heard in the house while it was in buylding 8 The doore of the middle chamber was in the ryght syde of the house: and men went vp with wineding stayres into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third 9 And so he built the house, and finished it: and he roofed the house vaultly with beames of Cedar tymber 10 And then he built chambers to all the temple fiue cubites heyght, & they were ioyned to the house with beames of Cedar 11 And the word of the Lorde came to Solomon, saying 12 Concerning the house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walke in myne ordinaunces, and execute my lawes, and kepe all my commaundementes to walke in them: then wyll I make good vnto thee my promise which I promysed Dauid thy father 13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel 14 Solomon therefore built the house, and finished it 15 And seeled the walles of the house within with boordes of Cedar tree: euen fro the pauement of the house vnto the roofe did he seele the walles of it within with Cedar tree: and boorded the floore of the house with planckes of firre 16 And he builded twentie cubites in the sydes of the quier of the temple both floore & walles with boordes of Cedar: and dressed it within the secret place of the temple, euen in the most holy 17 But the house, that is the temple before it, was fourtie cubites [long. 18 And the Cedar of the house within, was carued with knoppes, and grauen with flowres: & all was Cedar timber, so that no stone was sene 19 And the quier that was within the temple he prepared, to set there the arke of the appoyntment of the Lorde 20 And the quier before was twentie cubites long, & twentie cubites in breadth, and twentie cubites in height: And he couered it with pure golde, and boorded the aulter with Cedar 21 So Solomon couered the house within with pure golde: And he made golde barres runne along the quier, which he had couered with golde 22 And the whole house he ouerlayde with golde vntil he had ended it: also al the aulter that was in the quier he ouerlayde with golde 23 And within the quier he made two Cherubims of Oliue tree ten cubites hie 24 Fiue cubites long was a wing of the one Cherub, & fiue cubites long was a wing of the other Cherub: so that from the vttermost part of one wing, vnto the vttermost part of the other, were ten cubites 25 And the other Cherub was ten cubites hie also: so that both the Cherubs were of one measure, and one sise 26 For the height of the one Cherub was ten cubites, and so was it of the other 27 And he put the Cherubs within the inner house: And the Cherubs stretched out their winges, so that the one wing of the one touched the one wall, and the one wing of the other touched the other wall: And the other two winges of them touched one another in the middest of the house 28 And he ouerlayde the Cherubs with golde 29 And in all the walles of ye house round about, he made figures of carued & seeled worke: [as namely] pictures of Cherubs, & paulme trees, & grauen flowres, [both] within [in the quier] and without [in the temple. 30 And the floore of the house he couered with golde, [both] within [in the quier] and [also] without [in the temple. 31 And in the entering of the quier, he made two doores of Oliue tree: And both the vpper & two side postes were fiue square 32 The two doores also were of oliue tree, & he graued them with grauing of Cherubs and paulme trees and grauen flowres, & couered them with golde, & layde thinne plates of golde vpon the Cherubs and paulme trees 33 And so made he for the doore of the temple, postes of Oliue tree foure square 34 The two doores were of firre tree, and either doore with foulding leaues 35 And he graued thereon Cherubs, paulme trees, & carued flowres: and couered the carued worke with golde finelie wrought 36 And he built the inner court with three rowes of hewed stone, and one rowe of Cedar wood 37 In the fourth yere was the foundation of the house of the Lorde layde, euen in the moneth Zif 38 And in the leuenth yere, in the moneth Bul (which is the eyght moneth) was the house full finished throughout all the partes thereof, according to all the fashion of it: And so was he seuen yeres in building it