1 Kings 7
1 And Solomon took thirteen years to build his own house; and he finished all his house.
2 He also built the house of the Forest of Lebanon; its length was one hundred cubits, its
width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits, with four rows of cedar pillars, and cedar
beams on the pillars.
3 And it was paneled with cedar above the beams that were on forty-five pillars, fifteen to
4 There were windows with beveled frames in three rows, and window was opposite
window in three tiers.
5 And all the doorways and doorposts were squared; and window was opposite window in
6 He also made the porch of pillars: its length was fifty cubits, and its width thirty cubits;
and in front of them was a porch with pillars, and a threshold in front of them.
7 And he made a porch for the throne, the Porch of Judgment, where he judged; and it
was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.
8 And the house where he dwelt had another court inside the porch, of similar
workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this porch for Pharaoh's daughter, whom
he had taken as wife.
9 All these were of costly stones cut to size, sawn with saws, inside and out, from the
foundation to the coping, and also on the outside to the great court.
10 The foundation was of costly stones, large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of
11 And above were costly stones, hewn to size, and cedar.
12 The great court was of three rows of hewn stones and a row of cedar beams. So were
the inner court of the house of Jehovah and the porch of the house.
13 Now King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre.
14 He was the son of a widow woman from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a
man of Tyre, engraving in bronze; he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill
to work in all workmanship in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.
15 And he cast two pillars of bronze, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a
line of twelve cubits circled all the way around.
16 And he made two capitals of cast bronze, to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of
one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.
17 He made a lattice network, with braids of chainwork, for the capitals on top of the
pillars: seven for one capital and seven for the other capital.
18 And he made the pillars, and two rows of pomegranates above the network all around
to cover the capitals on top; and thus he did for the other capital.
19 The capitals which were on top of the pillars in the hall were made like lilies, four
20 The capitals on the two pillars also had pomegranates above, by the belly which was
next to the network; and there were two hundred such pomegranates in rows on the other
capital all around.
21 And he set up the pillars by the porch of the temple; he set up the pillar on the right
and called its name Jachin, and he set up the pillar on the left and called its name Boaz.
22 The tops of the pillars were made like lilies. Thus the work of the pillars was finished.
23 And he made the cast sea of ten cubits from brim to brim; it was round all around. Its
height was five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits made a circuit all the way around.
24 Below its brim round about were gourds all around, ten to a cubit, all the way around
the sea. The gourds were cast in two rows when it was cast.
25 It stood on twelve oxen: three turned toward the north, three turned toward the west,
three turned toward the south, and three turned toward the east; the sea was set on top of
them, and all their back parts were inward.
26 Its thickness was a handbreadth; and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a
lily blossom; and it could hold two thousand baths.
27 And he made ten carts of bronze; four cubits the length of the one cart, and four
cubits the breadth, and three cubits the height.
28 And this was the work of the cart: they had borders, and there were borders between
29 And on the borders that were between the stays were lions, oxen, and cherubim. And a
pedestal was on the stays above. And below the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging
30 And each cart had four wheels of bronze, and axles of bronze. And its four feet were
supports to them; under the basin were cast supports with wreaths at each side.
31 And its opening within and above the capital was a cubit; and its opening was round
like the work of a pedestal, a cubit and a half. And also on its opening were carvings; and
their borders were square, not round.
32 And the four wheels were under the borders. And the axles of the wheels were
attached to the cart; and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
33 The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariot wheel; their
axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.
34 And there were four supports at the four corners of each cart; its supports were part of
the cart itself.
35 On the top of the cart was a round compass a half cubit in height. And on the top of
the cart, its stays and its supports were of the same casting.
36 On the plates of its stays and on its borders he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm
trees, wherever there was a clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
37 Thus he made the ten carts. All of them were of the same cast, one measure, and one
38 And he made ten basins of bronze; each basin could hold forty baths, and each basin
was four cubits. On each of the ten carts was a basin.
39 And he put five carts on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the
house. He set the sea on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.
40 Hiram made the basins, the shovels and the bowls. Thus Hiram finished doing all the
work that he did for King Solomon for the house of Jehovah:
41 the two pillars, the two bowls of the capitals that were on top of the two pillars; the two
networks covering the two bowls of the capitals which were on top of the pillars;
42 four hundred pomegranates for the two networks (two rows of pomegranates for each
network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on top of the pillars);
43 the ten carts, and ten basins on the carts;
44 the one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;
45 the pots, the shovels, and the bowls. All these articles which Hiram made for King
Solomon for the house of Jehovah were of burnished bronze.
46 In the plain of Jordan the king had them cast in the clay ground between Succoth and
47 And Solomon did not weigh all the articles, because there were so very many; the
weight of the bronze was not determined.
48 Thus Solomon had all the articles made for the house of Jehovah: the altar of gold,
and the table of gold on which was the Bread of the Presence;
49 the lampstands of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left in front of the
inner sanctuary, with the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold;
50 the basins, the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the
hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house (the Holy of Holies) and for the doors
of the house of the temple.
51 Thus all the work that King Solomon had done for the house of Jehovah was finished;
and Solomon brought in the things which his father David had consecrated: the silver and
the gold and the articles, and He put them in the treasuries of the house of Jehovah.