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
Solomoni Amanga Nyumba Yake Yaufumu
1Solomoni anamanga nyumba yake yaufumu kwa zaka 13. 2Iye anamanga nyumba yaufumu yotchedwa Nkhalango ya Lebanoni yomwe mulitali mwake inali mamita 44, mulifupi mwake mamita 22, msinkhu wake mamita 13 ndi theka; ndipo inakhazikika pa mizere inayi ya mapanda a mkungudza yokhala ndi mitanda ya mkungudza yotanthalika pa mapandawo. 3Pamwamba pa mitandapo panali matabwa a mkungudza amene anaphimba zipinda zimene zinamangidwa pa nsanamira 45, pa mzere uliwonse nsanamira 15. 4Mazenera a nyumbayo anali mmwamba mʼmizere itatu, zenera kuyangʼanana ndi zenera linzake. 5Zitseko zonse ndi mazenera omwe, maferemu ake anali ofanana mbali zonse. Mulitali mwake ndi mulifupi mwake, ndipo zenera linkapenyana ndi zenera linzake pa mizere itatu.
6Iye anapanga Chipinda cha Nsanamira. Mulitali mwake munali mamita 22, mulifupi mwake munali mamita 13 ndi theka. Patsogolo pake panali khonde ndi nsanamira zokhala ndi denga.
7Anamanga chipinda cha mpando waufumu, Chipinda cha Chilungamo, modzaweruziramo milandu ndipo anayikutira ndi matabwa a mkungudza kuchokera pansi mpaka ku denga. 8Ndipo nyumba yake yodzakhalamo anayimanga kumbuyo kwa chipindacho. Nyumbayo anayimanga mofanana ndi Chipindacho. Solomoni anamanga nyumba inanso yofanana ndi chipindachi, kumangira mkazi wake mwana wa Farao.
9Nyumba zonsezi, kuyambira kunja mpaka ku bwalo lalikulu ndiponso kuchokera pa maziko mpaka pamwamba pa khoma, zinapangidwa ndi miyala yabwino kwambiri imene anayisema potengera miyeso yake yoyenera ndipo anayisalaza ndi macheka mʼkati ndi kunja komwe. 10Maziko ake anali a miyala yabwino kwambiri, kutalika kwa miyala ina kunali mamita atatu ndi theka, inanso mamita anayi. 11Pamwamba pake panali pa miyala yabwino kwambiri, yosemedwa potengera miyeso yake. Pamwamba pa miyalayo panali matabwa a mkungudza. 12Bwalo lalikulu lozungulira nyumbayi linali ndi khoma la mizere itatu ya miyala yosemedwa ndi mzere umodzi wa matabwa a mkungudza. Bwalo la mʼkati la Nyumba ya Yehova ndiponso khonde lake anazimanga mofanana.
Zipangizo za mʼNyumba ya Mulungu
13Mfumu Solomoni anatuma anthu ku Turo ndipo anakabwera ndi Hiramu, 14mwana wa mkazi wamasiye wa fuko la Nafutali ndipo abambo ake anali a ku Turo, mʼmisiri wa mkuwa. Hiramu anali munthu wa luso lalikulu ndiponso wodziwa kupanga zinthu za mkuwa. Iye anabwera kwa Mfumu Solomoni ndi kugwira ntchito zonse zimene anamupatsa.
15Iye anawumba nsanamira ziwiri za mkuwa, nsanamira iliyonse msinkhu wake unali mamita asanu ndi atatu ndipo thunthu lake akazunguliza chingwe, linali mamita asanu ndi theka. 16Anapanganso mitu iwiri ya mkuwa ndi kuyiika pamwamba pa nsanamira zija; mutu uliwonse unali wotalika kupitirirapo mamita awiri. 17Pa mitu ya pa nsanamirazo anakolekapo maunyolo awiri olukanalukana ndi oyangayanga. Mutu uliwonse unali ndi maunyolo oterewa asanu ndi awiri. 18Anapanga mizere iwiri ya zinthu zonga makangadza mozungulira pamwamba pa maunyolo kukongoletsa mitu ya nsanamirazo. Anachita chimodzimodzi ndi mutu uliwonse. 19Mitu imene inali pamwamba pa nsanamira mʼkhonde inali yooneka ngati maluwa okongola kwambiri. Kutalika kwake kunali pafupifupi mamita awiri. 20Pa mitu yonse iwiri ya pamwamba pa nsanamira, pamwamba pa chigawo chonga mʼphika pafupi ndi cholukidwa ngati ukonde, panali makangadza 200 okhala mozungulira mʼmizere. 21Anayimika nsanamirazo pa khonde la Nyumba ya Mulungu. Nsanamira ya kumpoto anayitcha Yakini ndipo ya kummwera anayitcha Bowazi. 22Mitu ya pamwamba pa nsanamirazo inali yooneka ngati maluwa okongola kwambiri. Motero anamaliza ntchito ya nsanamirazo.
23Kenaka iye anapanga mbiya yayikulu yachitsulo. Inali yozungulira ndipo pakamwa pake panali pa mamita anayi ndi theka, poyeza modutsa pakati pake. Msinkhu wake unali wopitirirapo mamita awiri. Thunthu lake linali mamita 13. 24Mʼmunsi mwa mkombero wa mbiyayo anajambulamo tizikho kuzungulira thunthu lonse la mbiyayo, tizikho khumi pa theka la mita. Tizikhoto tinali mʼmizere iwiri ndipo anatipangira kumodzi ndi mbiyayo.
25Mbiyayo anayisanjika pa ngʼombe zamkuwa khumi ndi ziwiri, zitatu zoyangʼana kumpoto, zitatu zoyangʼana kumadzulo, zitatu zoyangʼana kummwera ndipo zitatu zoyangʼana kummawa. Mbiyayo inakhazikika pamwamba pa ngʼombezo, ndipo miyendo yake yonse yakumbuyo ya ngʼombezo inkaloza mʼkati. 26Mbiyayo inali yonenepa ngati chikhatho ndipo mkombero wake unali ngati mkombero wa chikho, ngati duwa lokongola kwambiri. Mʼmbiyamo munkalowa madzi okwana malita 40,000.
27Iye anapanganso maphaka khumi a mkuwa. Phaka lililonse mulitali mwake linali pafupifupi mamita awiri, mulifupi mwake linali pafupifupi mamita awiri, ndipo msinkhu wake unali kupitirirapo mita imodzi. 28Maphakawo anapangidwa motere: Anali ndi matabwa a mʼmbali amene ankalowa mʼmaferemu. 29Pakati pa matabwa a mʼmbali ndi maferemu panali zithunzi za mikango, ngʼombe zazimuna ndi akerubi. Pa maferemuwo, pamwamba ndi pansi pake pa mikangoyo ndi ngʼombe zazimunazo anajambulapo nkhata za maluwa. 30Phaka lililonse linali ndi mikombero ya mkuwa inayi ndi mitandanso ya mkuwa, ndipo phaka lililonse linali ndi zogwiriziza mbale zosambira pa ngodya zake zinayi, zopangidwa limodzi ndi nkhata za maluwa mbali zake zonse. 31Mʼkati mwa phakalo munali malo otsekuka amene anali ndi feremu yozungulira ndipo anali ozama theka la mita. Malo otsekukawa anali wozungulira, ndipo pamodzi ndi tsinde lake anali otalika masentimita 44. Kuzungulira pa malo otsekukawa panajambulidwa zokometsera. Matabwa oyimikira phakali anali ofanana mbali zonse, osati ozungulira. 32Pansi pa matabwawo panali mikombero inayi, ndipo mitanda ya mikomberoyo inalumikizidwa ku phakalo. Msinkhu wa mkombero uliwonse unali masentimita 66. 33Mikomberoyo inapangidwa ngati mikombero ya galeta; mitanda yake, marimu ake, sipokosi zake ndiponso mahabu ake, zonsezi zinali za chitsulo.
34Phaka lililonse linali ndi zogwirira zinayi; chogwirira chimodzi pa ngodya iliyonse, zolumikizidwa ku phakalo. 35Pamwamba pa phakalo panali mkombero wozungulira ndipo msinkhu wake unali masentimita 22. Pamwamba pa phakalo panali zogwiriziza ndi matabwa ake, zolumikizidwa ku phakalo. 36Paliponse pamene panali malo woti nʼkujambulapo, pa zogwiriziza ndi pa matabwa, anagobapo zithunzi za akerubi, mikango ndi mitengo ya mgwalangwa. Anajambulanso nkhata za maluwa mozungulira. 37Umu ndi mmene anapangira maphaka khumiwo. Onse anawapanga malo ofanana ndipo anali a miyeso yofanana ndiponso wooneka mofanana.
38Kenaka anapanga mabeseni akuluakulu khumi a mkuwa; beseni lililonse munkalowa madzi a malita 800, ndipo poyeza modutsa, pakamwa pake panali pafupifupi mamita awiri. Maphaka khumi aja, lililonse linali ndi beseni lake. 39Maphaka asanu anawayika mbali ya kummwera kwa Nyumba ya Mulungu, asanu enawo anawayika mbali ya kumpoto. Mbiyayo anayiyika mbali yakummwera, pa ngodya yakummwera cha kummawa kwa Nyumba ya Mulungu. 40Iye anapanganso miphika ndi mafosholo ndi mabeseni owazira magazi.
Kotero Hiramu anatsiriza ntchito yonse ya ku Nyumba ya Yehova imene ankagwirira Mfumu Solomoni:
mbale ziwiri za mitu yapamwamba pa nsanamirazo;
maukonde awiri okongoletsera mbale ziwiri za mitu yapamwamba pa nsanamirazo;
42makangadza 400 a maukonde awiri okongoletserawo (mizere iwiri ya makangadza pa ukonde uliwonse, kukongoletsa mbale za mitu yapamwamba pa nsanamira);
43maphaka khumi pamodzi ndi mabeseni khumi pa maphakawo;
44mbiya pamodzi ndi ngʼombe khumi ndi ziwiri zazimuna zosanjikapo mbiyayo;
45miphika, mafosholo ndi mbale zowazira magazi.
Ziwiya zonsezi za ku Nyumba ya Yehova, zimene Hiramu anapangira Mfumu Solomoni, zinali zamkuwa wonyezimira. 46Mfumu inapangitsa zimenezi mʼchigwa cha Yorodani, ku malo amtapo amene anali pakati pa Sukoti ndi Zaretani. 47Solomoni sanayeze ziwiya zonsezi chifukwa zinali zambiri ndipo kulemera kwa mkuwa sikunadziwike.
48Solomoni anapanganso ziwiya zonse zimene zinali mʼNyumba ya Yehova:
guwa lansembe lagolide;
tebulo lagolide pamene ankayikapo buledi woperekedwa kwa Mulungu;
49zoyikapo nyale zagolide weniweni (dzanja lamanja zisanu ndipo zisanu zina ku dzanja lamanzere, mʼkati mwenimweni mwa malo opatulika);
maluwa agolide, nyale ndi mbaniro;
50mbale zagolide weniweni, zozimitsira nyale, mbale zowazira magazi, mbale ndi zofukizira;
ndiponso zomangira zitseko zagolide za chipinda chamʼkati mwenimweni, Malo Opatulika Kwambiri, ndiponso za zitseko za chipinda chachikulu cha Nyumba ya Mulungu.
51Pamene ntchito yonse imene Mfumu Solomoni inagwira pa Nyumba ya Yehova inatha, anabwera ndi zinthu zonse zimene abambo ake Davide anazipereka: siliva, golide ndi ziwiya. Anaziyika mʼzipinda zosungiramo chuma cha ku Nyumba ya Yehova.