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3. Building the temple of God as well as his own palaces 3:1—7:10
a. The temple 3:1-14
2 Chron. 3 :1 3:1 And Solomon began to abuild the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem on 1bMount Moriah, where He had appeared to David his father, at the place that David prepared, on the cthreshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2 Chron. 3 :2 3:2 aAnd he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.
2 Chron. 3 :3 3:3 And these are the foundations which Solomon laid to build the house of God. The 1length in cubits, according to the former standard, was sixty cubits, and it was twenty cubits wide.
2 Chron. 3 :4 3:4 And the portico that was at the front was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits; and its height was one hundred twenty cubits. And he overlaid it within with pure gold.
2 Chron. 3 :5 3:5 And the 1greater house he overlaid with acypress wood, and he overlaid it with fine gold and put palm trees and chains on it.
2 Chron. 3 :6 3:6 And he adorned the house with aprecious stones for beauty, and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
2 Chron. 3 :7 3:7 And he overlaid the house—the beams, the thresholds, and its walls and its doors—with gold; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
2 Chron. 3 :8 3:8 aAnd he made the house of the Holy of Holies; its length, across the width of the house, was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold amounting to six hundred talents.
2 Chron. 3 :9 3:9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold, and the upper chambers he overlaid with gold.
2 Chron. 3 :10 3:10 And he made two cherubim of sculptured work in the house of the Holy of Holies, and they overlaid them with gold.
2 Chron. 3 :11 3:11 And the wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub.
2 Chron. 3 :12 3:12 And the wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, was attached to the wing of the first cherub.
2 Chron. 3 :13 3:13 The wings of these cherubim were spread out twenty cubits in length; and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
2 Chron. 3 :14 3:14 And he made the aveil of blue and purple and crimson cloth and fine linen, and he put cherubim upon it.
b. The two bronze pillars 3:15
2 Chron. 3 :15 3:15 aAnd at the front of the house he made two 1bpillars, thirty-five cubits high; and the capital that was on the top of each was five cubits high.
2 Chron. 3 :16 3:16 And he made chains in the innermost sanctuary and set them on the tops of the pillars, and he made one hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.
2 Chron. 3 :17 3:17 And he erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and one on the left; and he called the name of the one on the right 1Jachin and the name of the one on the left 2Boaz.
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