And it came to pass in the fourhundred and eightiethyearafter the children of Israelwerecome out of the land of Egypt, in the fourthyear of Solomon’sreignoverIsrael, in the month Zif, which is the secondmonth, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
The nethermostchamber was fivecubitsbroad, and the middle was six cubitsbroad, and the third was sevencubitsbroad: for without in the wall of the house he madenarrowedrestsroundabout, that the beamsshould not be fastened in the walls of the house.
Concerningthishousewhichthou art in building, if thouwiltwalk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; thenwill I perform my wordwiththee, which I spakeuntoDavid thy father:
And he built the walls of the housewithinwithboards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: and he coveredthem on the insidewithwood, and covered the floor of the housewithplanks of fir.
And the oracle in the forepart was twentycubits in length, and twentycubits in breadth, and twentycubits in the heightthereof: and he overlaid it withpuregold; and so covered the altarwhich was of cedar.
And he set the cherubimswithin the innerhouse: and theystretchedforth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the othercherubtouched the otherwall; and theirwingstouched one another in the midst of the house.