1And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.6.1 began…: Heb. built 2And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits. 3And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house. 4And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.6.4 of…: or, broad within, and narrow without: or, skewed and closed
5¶ And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:6.5 against the wall: or, upon, or, joining to the wall6.5 built chambers: Heb. built floors6.5 made chambers: Heb. made ribs 6The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.6.6 narrowed…: Heb. narrowings, or, rebatements 7And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 8The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.6.8 side: Heb. shoulder 9So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.6.9 with…: or, the vaultbeams and the panellings with cedar 10And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
11¶ And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying, 12Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father: 13And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel. 14So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
15And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.6.15 both…: or, from the floor of the house unto the walls, etc 16And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place. 17And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long. 18And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.6.18 knops: or, gourds6.18 open: Heb. openings of 19And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 20And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.6.20 pure: Heb. shut up 21So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold. 22And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
23¶ And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.6.23 olive: or, oily: Heb. trees of oil 24And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. 25And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size. 26The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub. 27And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.6.27 they…: or, the cherubims stretched forth their wings 28And he overlaid the cherubims with gold. 29And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.6.29 open flowers: Heb. openings of flowers 30And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.
31¶ And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.6.31 a fifth…: or, fivesquare 32The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.6.32 two…: or, leaves of the doors6.32 open flowers: Heb. openings of flowers 33So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall.6.33 a fourth…: or, foursquare 34And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding. 35And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.
36¶ And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.
37¶ In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif: 38And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.6.38 throughout…: or, with all the parts thereof, and with all the ordinances thereof
Salomo Si Asɔredan No
1Mfe ahannan aduɔwɔtwe a wogyee Israelfo fii nkoasom mu wɔ Misraim no a na Salomo nso adi Israel so hene mfe anan no ɔsram Sif6.1 Ɔsram Sif no yɛ Kɔtɔnimma. Sif no yɛ ɔsram a ɔto so abien wɔ Yudafo asram mu. mu no, ofii ase sii Awurade Asɔredan no.
2Asɔredan a ɔhene Salomo si maa Awurade no tenten mu yɛ anammɔn aduɔkron, ne trɛw yɛ anammɔn aduasa na ne sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn aduanan anum. 3Ntwironoo a ɛda asɔredan no anim no tenten yɛ anammɔn aduasa, a ɛne asɔredan no ntrɛwmu yɛ pɛ. Na ne trɛw nso yɛ anammɔn dunum. 4Salomo yɛɛ mfɛnsere wɔ ɔfasu no soro hyiae. 5Asɔredan no fasu no akyi no nso, wosisii adan bebree bataa ho hyiae. 6Na ɛyɛ aban a ɛtoa so abiɛsa a ase dan no trɛw mu yɛ anammɔn ason ne fa. Aban a ɛto so abien no trɛw yɛ anammɔn akron na apampamu dan no trɛw yɛ anammɔn du ne fa. Wɔde mpuran a egugu dannua bi a ɛhyehyɛ ɔfasu no mu na aka adan no abatabata ɔfasu no ho. Enti ɛkyerɛ sɛ wɔamfa mpuran no anhyehyɛ ɔfasu no ankasa mu.
7Na abo a wɔde sii asɔredan no nso, wosiesiee ho wɔ abopaebea hɔ nti, ɔdan no si no, obi ante asae, pɛe anaa dade biara nnyigyei wɔ ɔdansibea hɔ.
8Na ɔkwan a wɔde kɔ ase adan no mu no da Asɔredan no anafo fam. Atrapoe kyinkyimii na wɔforo kɔ ɔdan a ɛto so abien no so na foforo nso wɔ adan a ɛto so abien ne abiɛsa no ntam. 9Wowiee asɔredan no si no, Salomo de nnua ne sida mpuran yɛɛ ani nsamso no. 10Sɛnea wɔaka no, na adan wowɔ ɔdan no afanan nyinaa a wɔnam sida so de abata Asɔredan no afasu no ho. Ɔdan no mu biara sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn ason.
11Na Awurade de saa asɛm yi brɛɛ Salomo se, 12“Saa Asɔredan a woresi yi de, sɛ woyɛ osetie ma me mmara nyinaa ne me nhyehyɛe, na wudi me hyɛ nsɛm so a, menam wo so bedi bɔ a mehyɛɛ wʼagya Dawid no so. 13Mɛtena Israel manfo mu, na merempa me nkurɔfo akyi da.”
Asɔredan No Mu Asiesie
14Na Salomo wiee asɔredan no si. 15Na emu nyinaa, efi fam kosi nsamso no, wɔde nnua na ɛkataa fasu no anim. Wɔde sida na ɛkataa ɔfasu no anim, na wɔde ɔpepaw kataa abrannaa no so. 16Otwaa mu, nyaa kronkronbea a ɛhɔ yɛ kronkron mu kronkron wɔ asɔredan no ti mu hɔ pɛɛ. Na ɛhɔ ntwemu yɛ anammɔn aduasa a wɔde sida asam fam hɔ, de kosi ani nsɛmee no so. 17Asɔredan no ankasa a na ɛwɔ kronkron mu kronkron no akyi no, na ne tenten mu yɛ anammɔn aduosia. 18Wɔde sida na ɛsam abo afasu a ɛwɔ asɔredan no nyinaa so, na wosen ntoa fɛfɛ ne nhwiren de dii nsɛmee no ani adwinni.
19Salomo siesiee kronkron mu kronkron a ɛtoa asɔredan no so; faako a wɔde Awurade Apam Adaka no besi. 20Saa kronkron mu kronkron no, na ne tenten mu yɛ anammɔn aduasa na ne trɛw yɛ anammɔn aduasa, na ne sorokɔ nso yɛ anammɔn aduasa. Na Salomo de sikakɔkɔɔ6.20 Sikakɔkɔɔ no kyerɛ Onyankopɔn anuonyam. ankasa duraa nʼafasu ne ne nsamso no ho nyinaa. Saa ara na oduraa afɔremuka a wɔde sida ayɛ no ho. 21Afei, asɔredan no mu nkae no, ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ ankasa sam hɔ nyinaa, na ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ yɛɛ nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn de guu ɔkwan a wɔde kɔ kronkron mu kronkron hɔ, de bɔɔ hɔ ano ban. 22Enti ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa Asɔredan no ho nyinaa,6.22 Ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa aduhuamyɛfo afɔremuka no mu (7.48; 2 Mose 37.25-28). kronkron mu kronkron ne afɔremuka no nyinaa ho, de wiei.
23Kronkronbea mu hɔ, ɔde ngodua sen kerubim abien a emu biara sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn dunum, de sisii hɔ. 24Kerubim baako biara ntaban mu trɛw yɛ anammɔn dunum a, ntaban baako biara tenten yɛ anammɔn ason ne fa. 25Na kerubim abien no nyinaa tebea ne wɔn kɛse yɛ pɛ 26a ɔbaako biara sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn dunum. 27Salomo de wɔn sisi bɛnee wɔn ho wɔn ho wɔ asɔredan kronkronbea mu hɔ. Wɔn ntaban mu trɛw no fi ɔfasu baako kɔka ɔfasu baako. Na wɔn ntaban a ɛwɔ ntam no hyia ɔdan no mfimfini. 28Na ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa kerubim abien no ho.
29Na kronkronbea mu afasu ne ɔdan mu no, odii adwinni a ɛyɛ kerubim mmedua ne nhwiren guu ho. 30Na ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa adan abien no abrannaa so.
31Ɔkwan a wɔfa so kɔ kronkronbea mu hɔ no, Salomo de ngodua yɛɛ apon abien a emu biara wɔ twɔtwɔw anum. 32Saa apon no ho nso, na wɔadi kerubim, mmedua ne nhwiren adwinni, na ne nyinaa nso, ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa ho. 33Afei, ɔde ngodua yɛɛ apongua a emu biara wɔ twɔtwɔw anan a wɔfa hɔ kɔ asɔredan no mu. 34Ɔde ɔpepaw nnua yɛɛ apon abien a wɔbobɔw, na wosii ɔpon no biara wɔ ɔkwan bi so sɛ, emu biara tumi bobɔw gu ɛno ara so. 35Wɔde kerubim, mmedua ne nhwiren adi saa apon yi ho adwinni, na wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ adura ho.
36Wosii adiwo hɔ afasu no a sida nnua mmeaso baako wɔ abo a wɔatwa ntotoso abiɛsa biara so.
37Wɔtoo Awurade Asɔredan fapem no ɔsram Sif (a ɛte sɛ Kɔtɔnimma) mfimfini a saa bere no na Salomo adi hene mfe anan no. 38Wowiee ɔdan no ho biribiara ɔsram Bul6.38 Ɔsram Bul no yɛ Yudafo ɔsram awotwe a ɛrekɔ Ahinime mu. mfimfini no a na wadi hene mfe dubaako. Enti mfe ason na wɔde sii asɔredan no.