1 Kings 6
The building of Solomon's Temple.
1 Kings 6:1 And it came to passe the foure hundred and foure skore yeare after the chyldren of Israel were come out of the lande of Egypte, and the fourth yeare of þe raigne of Salomon vpon Israell, and the second moneth called Zif that he beganne to buylde þe temple vnto the Lorde. 1 Kings 6:2 And the house whiche Salomon buylt for the Lorde, was thre skore cubytes longe and twentye broade & thyrtye cubytes hye. 1 Kings 6:3 And the porche that was before the bodye of the temple, was twentye cubites longe after the measure of the bredeth of the house & .x. broade, euen at the very ende of the house. 1 Kings 6:4 And he made vnto the house windowes to open and shut.
The chambers thereof.
1 Kings 6:5 And vnder the walles of the house he made galaryes rounde aboute, bothe rounde aboute the temple and also the quere. And so made sydes rounde aboute. 1 Kings 6:6 And the neyther most galery was .v. cubytes broade & the mydle galeri .vi. And the third .vij. cubytes broad. For he made the walles wythout wheron the beames laye, euer thynner & thynner, so that they were not fastened in the walles of the house. 1 Kings 6:7 And the house was built of stone made perfecte all ready yer it was brought thither, so that there was neyther hammer of axe eyther any tole of yron heard in the house, while it was in buyldynge. 1 Kings 6:8 And the dore of the myddle galary was in the ende of the house on the ryghte syde. And men went vp wyth wyndyng steares into þe myddle galarye, and out of the myddle into the thyrde. 1 Kings 6:9 And so he buylte the house & finyshed it, and roufte it wyth beames of Cedar tymber made holowe and ioyned together. 1 Kings 6:10 And then he buylt chambres ouer all the temple of fyue cubytes heyght, and coupled the house together wyth beames of Cedar.
God's promise unto it.
1 Kings 6:11 And the worde of the Lorde came to Salomon saying: 1 Kings 6:12 concerning the house which thou arte in buyldynge, yf thou wylte walcke in myne ordynaunces and execute my lawes & kepe all my commaundementes, to walcke in them, then wyll I make good vnto the, my promes whiche I promysed Dauid thy father. 1 Kings 6:13 And I wyll dwell amonge the chyldren of Israel, and wyll not forsake my people Israel. 1 Kings 6:14 And so therfore Salomon buylt þe house and fynyshed it,
The cieling and adorning of it.
1 Kings 6:15 and syled the walles of the house wythin, wyth rybbes of Cedar tre: euen from the pauement vnto the rouffe dyd he syle it within, and borded the floore of the house wyth planckes of fyre. 1 Kings 6:16 And he syled twentye cubytes in the ende of the temple both floore & walles wyth Cedar, and dressed it within to be the quere and place most holye. 1 Kings 6:17 And the fyrste house, that is to saye, the bodye of the temple, was fourtye cubytes longe. 1 Kings 6:18 And the Cedar of the house wythin was kerued with knoppes, & grauen wyth floures, and all was Cedar tymber, so that no stone was sene. 1 Kings 6:19 And the quere þt was wythin the temple, he prepared to set there the arcke of the appoyntmente of the Lorde. 1 Kings 6:20 And the quere was twentye cubytes longe, and twentye in bredth & twentye in heyght. And he syled it wyth pure golde, & borded the aultare wyth Cedar. 1 Kings 6:21 And Salomon syled the house wythin also with pure golde. And he made golden barres runne a longe the quere, which he had couered wyth golde. 1 Kings 6:22 And the whole house he ouerlayde wyth golde vntyll he had ended it. And the aultar that was in the quere he ouerlayde wyth golde also.
1 Kings 6:23 And within the quere he made two Cherubyns of olyue tree, ten cubytes hye a pece, 1 Kings 6:24 and euery wynge fyue cubytes longe: so that from the vttermoste parte of the other were ten cubytes. 1 Kings 6:25 And the other Cherub was ten cubytes hye also: so that bothe the Cherubes were of one measure and one syse. 1 Kings 6:26 The heyghte of the one Cherub was ten cubytes, & so was it of the other. And he put the Cherubes in the midle of the ynner house. 1 Kings 6:27 And the Cherubes stretched their wynges, so that the one winge of the one touched the one wall, and the one wynge of the other touched the other walle, And the other two wynges of them touched one another in the middes of the house. 1 Kings 6:28 And he ouerlayde the Cherubes with golde. 1 Kings 6:29 And all the walles of the house rounde aboute, he garneshed wyth worke of Cherubes and palme trees and grauen floures, both within in the quere and wythout in the temple. 1 Kings 6:30 And the floure of the house he couered wyth golde both wythin in the quere and also wythout in the temple.
1 Kings 6:31 And in the entering of the quere he made two dores of olyue tree, wyth the vpper and two syde postes fyue square. 1 Kings 6:32 And the two dores of olyue tree, he graued wyth grauynge of Cherubes, and Palme trees and graued floures, and couered them wyth golde, and layde golde ouer the Cherubes and also the Palme trees. 1 Kings 6:33 And in lyke maner vnto the doore of the temple he made postes of olyue tre .iiij. square, 1 Kings 6:34 and two dores of fyre tree, and ether dore wyth two foldynge leues 1 Kings 6:35 and graued theron Cherubes Palme trees and floures, and couered them with golde made plaine by a ruler.
1 Kings 6:36 And then he buylte the ynner courte wyth thre rowes of hewed stone and one rowe of Cedar wode.
The time of building it.
1 Kings 6:37 In the fourth yere of his raygne was the foundacyon of the house of the Lorde layde, 1 Kings 6:38 euen in the moneth Zif, & in þe .xi. yeare in þe moneth bul which is the .viij. moneth, it was full fynyshed in al that pertayned therto, and fashyoned as it shulde be in all poyntes: And so was he .vij. yeare in buyldyng of it.