Then Solomon began55 to build2 the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared8 unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared52 in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
And he began55 to build2 in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
Now these [are the things wherein] Solomon was instructed90 for the building2 of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure [was] threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
And the porch that [was] in the front [of the house], the length [of it was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height [was] an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid17 it within with pure gold.
And the greater house he cieled14 with fir tree, which he overlaid17 with fine gold, and set55 thereon palm trees and chains.
And he garnished17 the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim.
He overlaid17 also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved14 cherubims on the walls.
And he made4 the most holy house, the length whereof [was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid17 it with fine gold, [amounting] to six hundred talents.
And the weight of the nails [was] fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid14 the upper chambers with gold.
And in the most holy house he made4 two cherubims of image work, and overlaid17 them with gold.
And the wings of the cherubims [were] twenty cubits long: one wing [of the one cherub was] five cubits, reaching56 to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was likewise] five cubits, reaching56 to the wing of the other cherub.
And [one] wing of the other cherub [was] five cubits, reaching56 to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was] five cubits [also], joining to the wing of the other cherub.
The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth6 twenty cubits: and they stood6 on their feet, and their faces [were] inward.
And he made4 the vail [of] blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought55 cherubims thereon.
Also he made4 before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that [was] on the top of each of them [was] five cubits.
And he made4 chains, [as] in the oracle, and put4 [them] on the heads of the pillars; and made4 an hundred pomegranates, and put4 [them] on the chains.
And he reared up55 the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called4 the name of that on the right hand 3227 Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.