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
1所罗门用了十三年的时间为自己兴建王宫。 2他建造的黎巴嫩林宫长四十五米，宽二十二米半，高十三米半，有三行香柏木柱，柱子支撑着香柏木横梁。 3每一行木柱有十五根，共四十五根。殿顶铺香柏木板。 4宫殿有三排窗户，窗与窗相对； 5宫殿的门框和窗户都是方形的，三排窗户彼此相对。
6他又建了一座有柱子的廊子，长二十二米半，宽十三米半，前面还有带柱子的门廊和篷子。 7此外，他又建造了一个判案的公堂。堂内从地板到天花板都铺上了香柏木。 8所罗门的寝宫就在公堂后面的院内，建筑样式和公堂相同。所罗门又为妻子——法老的女儿造了一座类似的宫室。
9这些宫殿，从根基到墙顶，从外院到内殿用的都是上等的石头，按规格里外用锯切割整齐。 10根基用的是非常珍贵的石头，它们的体积巨大，有些甚至是长达三米半至四米半的巨石， 11上面是按照规格凿好的上等石头以及香柏木。 12大院周围的墙由三层凿好的石头和一层香柏木建成，正如耶和华殿的内院和殿廊的墙。
15他铸造了两根铜柱，每根高八米，周长五点四米， 16然后用铜铸造了两个高二点二五米的柱冠，安在柱顶上。 17每一个柱冠上装饰着七条链子织成的网， 18网周围环绕着两行石榴。 19门廊的柱冠高一点八米，形状像百合花。 20在每个柱冠靠近网子鼓起来的地方围着两行石榴，共二百个。 21这两根铜柱竖立在殿廊的入口，南边那根称为雅斤，北边那根称为波阿斯。 22柱冠的形状像百合花。这样，铜柱就造成了。
23他又铸造了一个圆形的铜海，高二点二五米，直径四点五米，周长十三点五米。 24在铜海的边缘下围绕着两圈野瓜图案，每米有二十个野瓜，是跟铜海一起铸造的。 25有十二头铜牛驮着铜海，三头向北，三头向西，三头向南，三头向东。铜海安在牛上，牛尾都向内。 26铜海厚八厘米，边如杯边，又如百合花，容量是四万四千升。 27户兰用铜造了十个盆座，每个长一点八米，宽一点八米，高一点三五米。 28盆座四面装上镶板，镶板固定在框架上。 29镶板和框架上刻着狮子、牛和基路伯天使，狮子和牛的上面和下面雕刻着花环。 30每一个盆座都有四个铜轮和铜轴，盆放在有四个支脚铸成的盆架上，盆架周围有花环图案。 31盆座的开口呈圆形，深四十五厘米，直径七十厘米，开口周围有雕刻。镶板是方形的，不是圆形的， 32下面有四个七十厘米高的轮子，轮轴固定在盆座上。 33轮子的样式像战车的轮子，轴、辋、辐、毂都是铸成的。 34每个盆座的四角都有支脚，支脚和盆座一起铸成。 35盆座上有一个高二十三厘米的圆架，上面的支架和镶板是和盆座一起铸成的。 36支架和镶板都刻上基路伯天使、狮子和棕树的图案，周围有花环图案。 37十个盆座的铸法、大小和形状相同。 38他又用铜制造了十个盆，盆径一点八米，容量八百八十升。十个铜盆分别放在十个盆座上。 39殿门左右各放五个盆座。铜海放在殿的东南角。
40他又制造了其他的盆、铲和碗。他为所罗门王完成了耶和华殿的一切工作。 41他所制造的有两根柱子，两个碗状的柱冠，两个装饰柱冠的网子， 42四百个装饰网子的石榴，每个网子上两行石榴，装饰碗状的柱冠； 43十个盆座及盆座上的十个铜盆； 44铜海和铜海下面的十二头铜牛； 45盆、铲、碗。这些都是户兰用磨亮的铜为耶和华的殿造的器具。 46这些都是照王的命令在疏割和撒拉但之间的约旦平原用泥模铸成的。 47所罗门没有秤过这些器具，因为太多，铜的重量无法统计。
48所罗门又为耶和华的殿造了以下器具：金坛、放供饼的金桌； 49至圣所前面的纯金灯台，左右各五个；灯台上的金花、灯盏和蜡剪； 50纯金造的杯、蜡剪、碗、碟和火鼎以及至圣所和外殿入口的金门枢。