be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son,
endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his
 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold,
and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also
to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning
men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley,
the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:
 And we will cut
wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and
thou shall carry it up to Jerusalem.
 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land
of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an
hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.
 And he set threescore and ten
thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and
three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.
 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD
appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the
 And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The
length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
the porch that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house,
twenty cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.
And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm
trees and chains.
 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold
 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors
thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls.
 And he made the most holy house, the length
whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and
he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.
 And the weight of the nails was fifty
shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
 And in the most holy house he made
two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.
 And the wings of the cherubims were
twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and
the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
 And one wing of
the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits
also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.
 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth
twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.
 And he made the vail of
blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.
 Also he made before
the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them
was five cubits.
 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and
made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
 And he reared up the pillars before
the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right
hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth
thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.
 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim,
round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing
the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
 It stood upon twelve oxen, three
looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and
three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were
 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a