VIN(i) 1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had established, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 He began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign. 3 And this is the foundation of Solomon in building the house of God. The length was three score cubits after the old cubit, and the breadth twenty. 4 And the covered way in front of the house was twenty cubits long, as wide as the house, and a hundred and twenty cubits high, all plated inside with the best gold. 5 And he lined the great house with cedar wood, and gilded it with pure gold, and carved upon it palm trees and chains. 6 And he adorned the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim. 7 And he overlaid the house, both beams, posts, walls and doors, with gold; and graved Cherubs upon the walls. 8 Then he made the most holy place. Its length was equal to the width of the house: twenty cubits. And its breadth was twenty cubits. And he overlaid it with six hundred talents of fine gold. 9 The gold nails weighed 50 shekels. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold. 10 In the most holy place he made two sculptured cherubim (angels) and covered them with gold. 11 The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub. 12 In like manner the wing of the other cherub, was five cubits long, and reached to the wall: and his other wing was five cubits long, and touched the wing of the other cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim extended for 30 feet as they stood on their feet and faced the front of the temple. 14 And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson and fine linen, and put cherubim on it. 15 And at the front of the house, he made two pillars thirty five cubits high, and the capital on their tops was five cubits. 16 He made chains in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains. 17 And he erected the columns in front of the temple, one on the south and one on the north. He called the name of the southern one Jakin, and the name of the northern one Boaz.