King James Version

1 Kings 7:1-51

1But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

2¶ He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. 3And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.7.3 beams: Heb. ribs 4And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.7.4 light was…: Heb. sight against sight 5And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light was against light in three ranks.7.5 doors…: or, spaces and pillars were square in prospect

6¶ And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.7.6 before them: or, according to them

7¶ Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.7.7 from…: Heb. from floor to floor

8¶ And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch. 9All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court. 10And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. 11And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 12And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

13¶ And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.7.13 Hiram: also called, Huram 14He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.7.14 a widow’s…: Heb. the son of a widow woman 15For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.7.15 cast: Heb. fashioned 16And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits: 17And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. 18And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. 19And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits. 20And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter. 21And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.7.21 Jachin: that is, He shall establish7.21 Boaz: that is, In it is strength 22And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

23¶ And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.7.23 from…: Heb. from his brim to his brim 24And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. 26And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

27¶ And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it. 28And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges: 29And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work. 30And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition. 31And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. 32And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.7.32 joined…: Heb. in the base 33And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten. 34And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself. 35And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same. 36For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.7.36 proportion: Heb. nakedness 37After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

38¶ Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver. 39And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.7.39 side: Heb. shoulder

40¶ And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:7.40 And Hiram: Heb. And Hirom 41The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; 42And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars;7.42 upon…: Heb. upon the face of the pillars 43And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases; 44And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea; 45And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of bright brass.7.45 bright: Heb. made bright or, scoured 46In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.7.46 in…: Heb. in the thickness of the ground 47And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.7.47 because…: Heb. for the exceeding multitude7.47 found: Heb. searched

48And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was, 49And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold, 50And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.7.50 censers: Heb. ash pans 51So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.7.51 things…: Heb. holy things of David

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Ahemfo 7:1-51

Salomo Si Nʼahemfi

1Salomo san sii ɔno ankasa nʼahemfi. Na mfirihyia dumiɛnsa na ɔde wiee ahemfi no si. 2Na wɔfrɛ Salomo adan no mu baako Lebanon Kwae Ahemfi.7.2 Na wɔfrɛ no Lebanon Kwae Ahemfi, efisɛ na wɔahyehyɛ sida adum no te sɛ kwae nnua. Na sida no fi Lebanon. Na ne tenten mu yɛ anammɔn ɔha ne aduonum. Ne trɛw yɛ anammɔn aduɔson anum, na ne sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn aduanan anum. Na sida nsamso no mpuran no deda sida fadum anan a wɔatoto ahyehyɛ no tee no so. 3Na wɔabɔ sida nsɛmso a etweri mpuran aduanan anum a ɛno nso gugu afadum a wɔatoto, ahyehyɛ no ntentenso abiɛsa mu a, dunum na ɛwɔ ntentenso baako biara mu. 4Afasu no fa biara, mfɛnsere sesa so abiɛsa abiɛsa a edidi nhwɛanim. 5Apon no akwan nyinaa, wɔayɛ no ahinanan abiɛsa abiɛsa a edidi nhwɛanim.

6Osii afadum asa a ne tenten mu yɛ anammɔn aduɔson anum, na ne trɛw yɛ anammɔn aduanan anum. Na ntwironoo a wɔakuru so wɔ anim a esi afadum so.

7Na ahengua asa a na wonim no sɛ atemmu asa nso wɔ hɔ. Ɛhɔ na na Salomo tena di nsɛm. Na wɔde sida asam mu fi fam, de kosi nsamso so. 8Faako a na Salomo te no twa asennii a ɛwɔ asa no akyi no ho hyia. Ɔkwan koro no ara so na wɔfa de sii. Osii ne dan no sɛso de maa Farao babea a na ɔyɛ ne yerenom no mu baako.

9Abo akɛse a wɔatwa no pɛpɛɛpɛ a ne bo yɛ den yiye na wɔde sii saa adan no. 10Abo a wɔde too ɔdan no fapem no tenten mu yɛ anammɔn dunum, na bi nso tenten mu yɛ anammɔn dumien. 11Abo a ne bo yɛ den yiye a wɔde sii afasu no nso, na wɔasusuw, atwa no pɛpɛɛpɛ a sida mpuran nso ka ho. 12Adiwo kɛse no afasu no nso, wɔto de sida mpuran ntaaso baako biara too abo a wɔatwa ntaaso abiɛsa biara so, te sɛ afasu a ɛwɔ Awurade Asɔredan mfimfini mu hɔ a ntwironoo kwan ka ho.

Nneɛma A Wɔde Siesie Asɔredan No Mu

13Ɔhene Salomo bisaa ɔbarima bi a ofi Tiro a ne din de Huram ase sɛ omfi Tiro mmra, 14efisɛ na ɔyɛ odwumfo a onim kɔbere mfrafrae ho adwinne yiye. Na ne fa yɛ Israelni, efisɛ ne na yɛ okunafo a ofi Naftali abusua mu. Na nʼagya nso yɛ adwuma wɔ baabi a wɔnan nnade wɔ Tiro. Enti ɔbɛyɛɛ adwuma maa ɔhene Salomo.

15Huram twaa kɔbere mfrafrae afadum abien a emu biara sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn aduonu ason, na ne afefarem nso yɛ anammɔn dunwɔtwe. 16Ɔde kɔbere mfrafrae yɛɛ afadum no apampam ntaaso a emu biara sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn ason ne fa. 17Ntaaso biara nso, wɔde ɔtan a wɔanwen ason ne nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn na ahyehyɛ ho. 18Na ɔyɛɛ atoaa nsɛso a ɛsesa so tee abien bebaree ɔtan a wɔanwen no de siesiee ntaaso a ɛwɔ afadum no atifi. 19Ntaaso a ɛwɔ afadum a ɛwɔ ntwironoo no mu no, na wɔayɛ no sɛ sukooko a ne sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn asia. 20Ntaaso biara a na ɛwɔ afadum abien no so no nso, na atoaa nsɛso ahannu a wɔahyehyɛ no tee abien atwa ho ahyia a, ɛyɛ kurukuruwa a ɛtoa ɔtan a wɔanwen no so. 21Huram de afadum no sisii Asɔredan no kwan ano a baako kyerɛ anafo fam na baako nso kyerɛ atifi fam. Ɔtoo baako a ɛkyerɛ anafo fam no din Yakin (Ɔde tim) na nea ɛkyerɛ atifi fam no, ɔtoo no Boas (Ne mu na ahoɔden wɔ). 22Afadum no ntaaso no, wɔyɛɛ no sɛ sukooko. Saa na ɔyɛ de wiee afadum no ho adwuma.

23Afei, Huram twaa nsukorade kurukuruwa kɛse bi a efi ano kɔka ano no yɛ anammɔn dunum. Wɔtoo ne din Po. Na emu tenten yɛ anammɔn ason ne fa, nʼafefare mu nso yɛ anammɔn aduanan anum. 24Na Po no wɔ nsɛsode a ɛte sɛ anantwi a atwa afa ano no ase ahyia. Anammɔn baako biara mu no, na anantwi sɛso asia wɔ so a wɔagu ama afra nsukorade no.

25Na Po no si nsiase a ɛyɛ kɔbere mfrafrae anantwi dumien sɛso so. Na wɔn nyinaa ani kyerɛkyerɛ abɔnten. Abiɛsa ani kyerɛ atifi fam. Abiɛsa ani kyerɛ atɔe fam. Abiɛsa kyerɛ anafo fam, na abiɛsa nso ani kyerɛ apuei fam. 26Na Po no afasu mu piw bɛyɛ nsateaato abiɛsa, na ano no trɛw te sɛ kuruwa, na na ɛte sɛ sukooko a apae. Na ebetumi akora nsu bɛyɛ galɔn mpem dubaako.

27Huram san yɛɛ nteaseɛnam du a wɔde twe nsu a emu biara tenten mu yɛ anammɔn asia na ne trɛw mu nso yɛ anammɔn asia, na ne sorokɔ yɛ anammɔn anan ne fa. 28Na sɛnea wɔyɛɛ nteaseɛnam no ne sɛ, ɛwowɔ ntetareho ntrantraa a wɔabram so. 29Wɔde gyata, anantwi ne kerubim a wɔasen siesiee ntetareho no ne nnade a wɔde bram ɔpon akyi no. Gyata no ne anantwi no so ne wɔn ase na wɔagu nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ, de asiesie wɔn. 30Na saa nteaseɛnam no mu biara wɔ kɔbere mfrafrae ntwahonan anan ne kɔbere mfrafrae ntwahodade. Na nteaseɛnam biara twɔtwɔw no wɔ nnyinaso afadum de ma kɔbere mfrafrae nsukorade no; saa nnyinaso no ho na wɔadi nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ adwinni. 31Nteaseɛnam no biara wɔ nnyinaso kurukuruwa bi wɔ nʼatifi ma nsukorade no. Na ehwirew mu, kɔ soro bɛyɛ ɔnammɔn baako ne fa wɔ teaseɛnam no atifi te sɛ ntaamude kurukuruwa bi. Na ano a abue no yɛ anammɔn abien ne nsateaa abiɛsa. Ɛho no na wɔde nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ adwinni asiesie. Na nteaseɛnam no ntetareho no yɛ ahinanan na ɛnyɛ kurukuruwa. 32Ntetareso no ase na ntwahonan anan a wɔde atoa ntwahodade so a wɔagu ne nyinaa atoa mu ayɛ baako no hyehyɛ. Na efi ntwahonan no dantaban ano kosi ano yɛ anammɔn abien ne nsateaa abiɛsa, 33a na ɛte sɛ teaseɛnam a ɛwɔ ntwahonan abien. Emu ntwahodade, mparow, hankare ne nea ɛhyɛ mfimfini no nyinaa, wɔde kɔbere mfrafrae na ɛyɛe.

34Na nsusomu nsa anan wowɔ nteaseɛnam no atwɔtwɔw anan no biara so a epuepue fi nteaseɛnam no so. 35Nteaseɛnam no mu biara atifi no na na hankare bi a ne trɛw yɛ nsateaa akron wɔ. Nsusomu no ne nkyɛnkyɛn ntetareho no nso, wɔagu ama ɛne teaseɛnam no atoa mu. 36Wɔde kerubim, gyata ne mmedua a wɔasen siesiee ntetareho no ne nnyinaso ahorow no ho baabiara a kwan wɔ. Na wɔagu nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ atwa ho nyinaa ahyia. 37Nsu nteaseɛnam du no, na ne nyinaa akɛse yɛ pɛ, na ne nyinaa sesɛ, na woguu ne nyinaa wɔ ade koro mu.

38Huram san yɛɛ kɔbere mfrafrae nsukorade du de maa nteaseɛnam no mu biara. Na nsukorade no mu trɛw yɛ anammɔn asia a etumi kora nsu gyare ahannu aduonu. 39Ɔhyehyɛɛ nsu nteaseɛnam no anum wɔ Asɔredan no anafo fam, na anum nso wɔ atifi fam. Wɔde Po no sii Asɔredan no anafo apuei fam twɔtwɔw so. 40Afei, ɔyɛɛ nkuku, sofi ne nsukorade a ɛho hia.

Ne korakora no, Huram wiee biribiara a ɔhene Salomo kyerɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ wɔ Awurade Asɔredan no ho:

41Afadum abien,

afadumti a wɔayɛ no sɛ asuhina abien a esisi afadum no atifi,

ntweaban a wɔayɛ no sɛ atena abien a wɔde asiesie afadumti no,

42atoaa nsɛso ahannan a ɛsensɛn nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn a egu ntaaso no so (atoaa a wɔahyehyɛ no ntenten so abien a biara sa nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn a ɛsensɛn ntaaso a egu afadum no atifi no so no),

43nsu nteaseɛnam du a nsukorade du sisi so,

44Po no ne anantwi dumien a ɛhyehyɛ ase,

45Nkuku, sofi ne nsukorade.

Na nkuku ne nkaka a Huram yɛ maa ɔhene Salomo de guu Awurade Asɔredan mu no nyinaa yɛ kɔbere mfrafrae a wɔapɔw ho. 46Ɔhene no ma woguu no wɔ kankua a na ɛwɔ Yordan tataw a na ɛwɔ Sukot ne Saretan ntam no so. 47Salomo ankari nkuku ne nkaka no, efisɛ na ɛdɔɔso dodo; na kɔbere mfrafrae no mu duru nso, wɔantumi ankari.

48Na Salomo de saa nneɛma yi nyinaa siesiee Awurade Asɔredan no mu:

sikakɔkɔɔ afɔremuka,

sikakɔkɔɔ kyerɛwpon a Ne Daa Nwɔhɔ brodo gu so,

49sikakɔkɔɔ kaneadua7.49 Na kaneadua baako a ɛwɔ mman ason na na ɛwɔ ntamadan no mu (2 Mose 25.31-40; 26.35). Salomo de akaneadua du sii anan. a anum sisi anafo fam,

na anum sisi atifi fam wɔ kronkron mu kronkron anim hɔ;

nhwiren a wɔde asiesie hɔ, akanea ne mpiakyiri a ne nyinaa yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ,

50nkuruwa, akanea adabaw, nsiso, nsanka ne nkankyee a wɔnoa mu nyinaa yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ nko ara;

ɔkwan ano apon a ɛkɔ kronkron mu kronkron ne Asɔredan no mu ne anim nyinaa, wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa ho.

51Ɔhene Salomo wiee Awurade asɔredan no ho adwuma nyinaa. Na Salomo de akyɛde a nʼagya Dawid ato din no nyinaa a ɛyɛ dwetɛ, sikakɔkɔɔ ne nkuku ne nkaka ba bɛkoraa wɔ adekoradan mu wɔ Awurade Asɔredan mu hɔ.