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2 Chronicles 3

The place, and time of building the Temple.

2 Chronicles 3:1 And Solomon began to buylde the house of the Lorde at Hierusalem in mount Moria where the Lorde appeared vnto Dauid his father, euen in the place that Dauid prepared in the thresshing floore of Ornan the Iebusite. 2 Chronicles 3:2 And he began to buylde in the seconde day of the seconde moneth, the fourth yere of his raigne.

The measure and ornaments of the house.

2 Chronicles 3:3 And these are the patternes whereby Solomon was instruct to buylde the house of God: The length was threescore cubites after the olde measure, and the breadth twentie cubites. 2 Chronicles 3:4 And the porche that was before the length in the front, according to the breadth of the house, was twentie cubites, and the heyght was an hundred and twentie cubites: and he ouerlayed it on the inner syde with pure golde. 2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he seeled with firre tree, whiche he ouerlayed with the best golde, and graued thereto paulme trees and chaynes. 2 Chronicles 3:6 And he ouerlayed the house with precious stone beautyfully: And the golde was golde of Paruaim. 2 Chronicles 3:7 The house [I say] the beames, postes, walles, and doores therof, ouerlayed he with golde, and graued Cherubs on the walles. 2 Chronicles 3:8 And he made the house most holy: whose length was twentie cubites like to the breadth of the house, and the breadth therof was also twentie cubites: and he ouerlayed it with good golde, euen with sixe hundred talentes. 2 Chronicles 3:9 And the wayght of the nayles of golde was fiftie sicles: and he ouerlayed the vpper chambers with golde.

The cherubims.

2 Chronicles 3:10 And in the house most holy he made two Cherubims of image worke, like children, and ouerlayed them with gold.

2 Chronicles 3:11 And the wynges of the Cherubs were twentie cubites long: The one wyng was fiue cubites, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wyng was likewise fiue cubites, reaching to the wyng of the other Cherub. 2 Chronicles 3:12 And euen so the one wyng of the other Cherub was fiue cubites, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wyng was fiue cubites also, and reached to the wyng of the other Cherub. 2 Chronicles 3:13 So that the wynges of the sayde Cherubs were stretched out twentie cubites: and they stoode on their feete, and loked inwardes.

The vail and pillars.

2 Chronicles 3:14 And he made a fore hanging of yelow silke, purple, crymosin, and fine white, & caused the pictures of Cherubs to be brodred theron. 2 Chronicles 3:15 And he made before the house two pillers of thirtie and fiue cubites high, and the head that was aboue on the top of euery one of them was fiue cubites, 2 Chronicles 3:16 And he made chaynes of wreathe worke for the quier, & put them on the heades of the pillers: and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chaynes. 2 Chronicles 3:17 And he reared vp the pillers before the temple, one on the right hande, and the other on the left: and called the right Iachin, and the left Boaz.

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