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

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Ahemfo 7:1-51

Salomo Si Nʼahemfie

1Salomo sane sii ɔno ankasa nʼahemfie. Na mfirinhyia dumiɛnsa na ɔde wiee ahemfie no sie. 2Na wɔfrɛ Salomo adan no mu baako Lebanon Kwaeɛm Ahemfie.7.2 Na wɔfrɛ no Lebanon Kwaeɛ Ahemfie ɛfiri sɛ, na wɔahyehyɛ sida adum no te sɛ kwaeɛm nnua. Na sida no firi Lebanon. Na ne ntentenemu yɛ anammɔn ɔha ne aduonum. Ne tɛtrɛtɛ yɛ anammɔn aduɔson enum, ɛnna ne ɔsorokɔ yɛ anammɔn aduanan enum. Na ntweneduro nsamsoɔ no mpunan no deda ntweneduro fadum ɛnan a wɔatoto ahyehyɛ no tee so. 3Na wɔabɔ ntweneduro nsamsoɔ a ɛtwere mpunan aduanan enum a ɛno nso gugu fadum a wɔatoto, ahyehyɛ no ntentenesoɔ mmiɛnsa mu a, dunum na ɛwɔ ntentenesoɔ baako biara mu. 4Afasuo no fa biara, mpomma sesa so mmiɛnsa mmiɛnsa a ɛdidi nhwɛanimu. 5Apono no akwan nyinaa, wɔayɛ no ahinanan mmiɛnsa mmiɛnsa a ɛdidi nhwɛanimu.

6Ɔsii afadum asa a ne ntentenemu yɛ anammɔn aduɔson enum, na ne tɛtrɛtɛ yɛ anammɔn aduanan enum. Na ntwonoo a wɔakuru so wɔ animu a ɛsi afadum so.

7Na ahennwa asa a na wɔnim no sɛ atemmuo asa nso wɔ hɔ. Ɛhɔ na na Salomo tena, di nsɛm. Na wɔde ntweneduro asam firi fam, de kɔsi nsamsoɔ so. 8Baabi a na Salomo teɛ no twa asɛnniiɛ a ɛwɔ asa no akyi no ho hyia. Ɛkwan korɔ no ara so na wɔfa de siiɛ. Ɔsii ne dan no sɛso de maa Farao babaa a na ɔyɛ ne yerenom no mu baako.

9Aboɔ akɛseɛ a wɔatwa no pɛpɛɛpɛ a ne boɔ yɛ den yie na wɔde sii saa adan no. 10Aboɔ a wɔde too ɛdan no fapem no ntentenemu yɛ anammɔn dunum, ɛnna ebi nso ntentenemu yɛ anammɔn dumienu. 11Aboɔ a ne boɔ yɛ den yie a wɔde sii afasuo no nso, na wɔasusu, atwa no pɛpɛɛpɛ a ntweneduro mpunan nso ka ho. 12Adihɔ kɛseɛ no afasuo no nso, wɔto de ntweneduro mpunan aduntire baako biara too aboɔ a wɔatwa aduntire mmiɛnsa biara so, te sɛ afasuo a ɛwɔ Awurade Asɔredan mfimfini mu hɔ a ntwonoo kwan ka ho.

Nneɛma A Wɔde Siesie Asɔredan No Mu

13Ɔhene Salomo bisaa ɔbarima bi a ɔfiri Tiro a ne din de Huram ase sɛ ɔmfiri Tiro mmra, 14ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔyɛ odwumfoɔ a ɔnim kɔbere mfrafraeɛ ho adwinneɛ yie. Na ɔyɛ Israelni fa, ɛfiri sɛ, ne maame yɛ okunafoɔ a ɔfiri Naftali abusuakuo mu. Nʼagya nso na ɔyɛ adwuma wɔ baabi a wɔnane nnadeɛ wɔ Tiro. Enti, ɔbɛyɛɛ adwuma maa ɔhene Salomo.

15Huram twaa kɔbere mfrafraeɛ afadum mmienu a emu biara ɔsorokɔ yɛ anammɔn aduonu nson, ɛnna ne kankomu nso yɛ anammɔn dunwɔtwe. 16Afadum no apampam no, ɔde kɔbere mfrafraeɛ yɛɛ aduntire a emu biara ɔsorokɔ yɛ anammɔn nson ne fa. 17Ntaasoɔ biara nso, wɔde atena a wɔanwono nson ne nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn na ahyehyɛ ho. 18Na ɔyɛɛ ateaa nsɛso a ɛsesa so tee mmienu bebaree atena a wɔanwono no de siesiee aduntire a ɛwɔ afadum no atifi. 19Ntaasoɔ a ɛwɔ afadum a ɛwɔ ntwonoo no mu no, na wɔayɛ no sɛ sukooko a ne ɔsorokɔ yɛ anammɔn nsia. 20Ntaasoɔ biara a na ɛwɔ afadum mmienu no so no nso, na ateaa nsɛso ahanu a wɔahyehyɛ no tee tee mmienu atwa ho ahyia a, ɛbɛn kankonimu a ɛtoa atena a wɔanwono no so. 21Huram de afadum no sisii Asɔredan no ɛkwan ano a baako kyerɛ anafoɔ fam na baako nso kyerɛ atifi fam. Ɔtoo baako a ɛkyerɛ anafoɔ fam no din Yakin (Ɔde atim hɔ) ɛnna deɛ ɛkyerɛ atifi fam no, ɔtoo no Boas (Ne mu na ahoɔden wɔ). 22Afadum no aduntire no, wɔyɛɛ no sɛ sukooko. Saa na ɔyɛ de wiee afadum no ho adwuma.

23Afei, Huram twaa dwaresɛn kurukuruwa kɛseɛ bi a ɛfiri ano kɔka ano no yɛ anammɔn dunum. Wɔtoo no edin Ɛpo. Na emu tenten yɛ anammɔn nson ne fa, na ne kankomu nso yɛ anammɔn aduanan enum. 24Ɛpo no ano pɛɛ na na wɔde nkoraa a wɔadi no adwini atwa ho ahyia. Na nkoraa bɛyɛ nsia a ɛkwan a ɛdeda wɔn ntam yɛ anammɔn baako. Na wɔayɛ ama ayɛ sɛ dwaresɛn no fa bi.

25Na Ɛpo no si nsiaseɛ a ɛyɛ kɔbere mfrafraeɛ anantwie dumienu sɛso so. Na wɔn nyinaa ani kyerɛkyerɛ abɔntene. Mmiɛnsa ani kyerɛ atifi fam. Mmiɛnsa ani kyerɛ atɔeɛ fam. Mmiɛnsa kyerɛ anafoɔ fam, ɛnna mmiɛnsa nso ani kyerɛ apueeɛ fam. 26Na Ɛpo no afasuo mu pipiripie bɛyɛ nsateakwaa mmiɛnsa, na ano no ntrɛmu te sɛ bonsua, na na ɛte sɛ sukooko a apaeɛ. Na ɛbɛtumi akora nsuo bɛyɛ gyare mpem dubaako.

27Huram sane yɛɛ nteaseɛnam edu a wɔde twe nsuo a emu biara tentenemu yɛ anammɔn nsia na ne tɛtrɛtɛmu nso yɛ anammɔn nsia, ɛnna ne ɔsorokɔ yɛ anammɔn ɛnan ne fa. 28Na sɛdeɛ wɔyɛɛ nteaseɛnam no ne sɛ, ɛwowɔ mfomfamsoɔ ntrawantrawa a wɔabram so. 29Wɔde agyata, anantwie ne Kerubim a wɔasene siesiee mfomfamsoɔ no ne nnadeɛ a wɔde bram ɛpono akyi no. Agyata no ne anantwie no so ne wɔn ase na wɔagu nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ, de asiesie wɔn. 30Na saa nteaseɛnam no mu biara wɔ kɔbere mfrafraeɛ ntwahonan ɛnan ne kɔbere mfrafraeɛ ntwahodadeɛ. Na nteaseɛnam biara twɛtwɛwa no wɔ nnyinasoɔ afadum de ma kɔbere mfrafraeɛ dwaresɛn no; saa nnyinasoɔ no ho na wɔadi nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ adwini. 31Nteaseɛnam no biara wɔ nnyinasoɔ kurukuruwa bi wɔ nʼatifi ma dwaresɛn no. Na ɛhwire mu, kɔ soro bɛyɛ anammɔn baako ne fa wɔ teaseɛnam no atifi te sɛ ntaamudeɛ kurukuruwa bi. Na ano a abue no yɛ anammɔn mmienu ne nsateakwaa mmiɛnsa. Ɛho no na wɔde nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ adwinnie asiesie. Na nteaseɛnam no mfomfamsoɔ no yɛ ahinanan na ɛnyɛ kurukuruwa. 32Mfomfamsoɔ no ase na ntwahonan ɛnan a wɔde atoa ntwahodadeɛ so a wɔagu ne nyinaa atoa mu ayɛ baako no hyehyɛ. Na ɛfiri ntwahonan no kanko ano kɔsi ano yɛ anammɔn mmienu ne nsateakwaa mmiɛnsa, 33a na ɛte sɛ teaseɛnam a ɛwɔ ntwahonan mmienu. Emu ntwahodadeɛ, mpadeɛ, hankra ne ne brɛmo no nyinaa, wɔde kɔbere mfrafraeɛ na ɛyɛeɛ.

34Na teaseɛnam no ahanan nyinaa nsosɔmu wowɔ hɔ, na ne nyinaa nso, wɔagu atoa mu baako, ma ɛne teaseɛnam no atoa mu. 35Nteaseɛnam no mu biara atifi no, na na hankra bi a ne tɛtrɛtɛ yɛ nsateakwaa nkron wɔ. Nsosɔmu no ne nkyɛnkyɛn mfomfamsoɔ no nso, wɔagu ma ɛne teaseɛnam no atoa mu. 36Wɔde Kerubim, agyata ne mmɛdua a wɔasene siesiee mfomfamsoɔ no ne nnyinasoɔ ahodoɔ no ho baabiara a ɛkwan wɔ. Na wɔagu nhwiren a wɔahyehyɛ atwa ho nyinaa ahyia. 37Nsuo nteaseɛnam edu no, na ne nyinaa akɛseɛ yɛ pɛ, na ne nyinaa sesɛ, na wɔguu ne nyinaa wɔ ade korɔ mu.

38Huram sane yɛɛ kɔbere mfrafraeɛ dwaresɛn edu de maa nteaseɛnam no mu biara. Na dwaresɛn no mu tɛtrɛtɛ yɛ anammɔn nsia a ɛtumi kora nsuo gyare ahanu aduonu. 39Ɔhyehyɛɛ nsuo nteaseɛnam no enum wɔ Asɔredan no anafoɔ fam ɛnna enum nso wɔ atifi fam. Wɔde Ɛpo no sii Asɔredan no anafoɔ apueeɛ fam twɛtwɛwa so. 40Afei, ɔyɛɛ nkukuo, sofi ne dwaresɛn a ɛho hia.

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

41afadum mmienu,

aduntire a wɔayɛ no sɛ asansuo mmienu a ɛsisi afadum no atifi,

nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn mmienu a wɔde asiesie aduntire no,

42ateaa nsɛso ahanan a ɛsensɛn nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn a ɛgu aduntire no so (ateaa a wɔahyehyɛ no ntentenesoɔ mmienu a ebiara sa nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn a ɛsensɛn aduntire a ɛwɔ afadum no atifi no so no),

43nsuo nteaseɛnam edu a dwaresɛn edu sisi soɔ,

44Ɛpo no ne anantwie dumienu a ɛhyehyɛ aseɛ,

45Nkukuo, sofi ne dwaresɛn.

Na nkuku ne nkaka a Huram yɛ maa ɔhene Salomo de guu Awurade Asɔredan mu no nyinaa yɛ kɔbere mfrafraeɛ a wɔapɔ ho. 46Ɔhene ma wɔguu no kankua a na ɛwɔ Yordan bɔnhwa a na ɛwɔ Sukot ne Saretan ntam no mu. 47Salomo ankari nkuku ne nkaka no, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɛdɔɔso dodo; na kɔbere mfrafraeɛ no mu duru nso, wɔantumi ankari.

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

sikakɔkɔɔ afɔrebukyia,

sikakɔkɔɔ kyerɛ ɛpono a Hyiadan mu Burodo no gu soɔ,

49sikakɔkɔɔ kaneadua7.49 Na kaneadua baako a ɛwɔ mman nson na na ɛwɔ ntomadan no mu (2 Mose 25.31-40; 26.35). Salomo de nkaneadua edu sii anan. a ɛnnum sisi anafoɔ fam,

na enum sisi atifi fam wɔ kronkron mu kronkron animu hɔ;

nhwiren a wɔde asiesie hɔ, nkanea ne nkapɛ a ne nyinaa yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ,

50nkuruwa, nkanea akapɛ, nsisoɔ, nyowaa ne nkyɛnsee a wɔnoa mu nyinaa yɛ sikakɔkɔɔ nko ara;

ɛkwan ano apono a ɛkɔ kronkron mu kronkron ne Asɔredan no mu ne animu nyinaa, wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa ho.

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