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 Jebusite.
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of
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.
And 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
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
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
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.