2 Chronicles 3
1 Thus Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah,
where He had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the
threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2 And he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his
3 This is the foundation which Solomon laid for building the house of God: The length
was sixty cubits (by cubits according to the former measure) and the width twenty cubits.
4 And the porch that was in front of the sanctuary was twenty cubits long across the width
of the house, and the height was one hundred and twenty. He overlaid the inside with pure
5 The great house he paneled with cypress which he covered with fine gold, and he put
palm trees and chains on it.
6 And he overlaid the house with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was gold from
7 He also covered the house, the beams and thresholds, its walls and doors, with gold;
and he engraved cherubim on the walls.
8 And he made the house of the Holy of Holies. Its length was the same as the front of
the house, twenty cubits, and its width twenty cubits. He covered it with six hundred talents
of fine gold.
9 The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold; and he covered the upper chambers
10 In the house of the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of sculpted work, and
overlaid them with gold.
11 The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits in length: one wing of the one cherub
was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the other wing was five cubits, touching
the wing of the other cherub;
12 one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the
other wing also was five cubits, touching the wing of the other cherub.
13 The wings of these cherubim stretching out twenty cubits; standing on their feet, facing
14 And he made the veil of violet, purple, crimson, and fine linen, with raised cherubim.
15 He also made in front of the house two pillars thirty-five cubits high, and the capital
that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
16 He made chains, as in the inner sanctuary, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and
he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
17 And he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the
left; he called the name of the one on the right hand Jachin, and the name of the one on the