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

Japanese Contemporary Bible

列王記Ⅰ 7:1-51

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宮殿の建設

1それからソロモン王は、十三年かかって宮殿を完成させました。 2宮殿の一室に「レバノンの森の間」と呼ばれる、長さ百キュビト(四十四メートル)、幅五十キュビト(二十二メートル)、高さ三十キュビト(十三・二メートル)の大広間がありました。天井には大きなレバノン杉のはりが、四列の杉材の柱の上に渡してありました。 3-4三方の壁には、一列に五つずつ三列からなる計四十五の窓がありました。 5どの扉も枠も、四角形の木でできていました。

6ほかに「柱の間」と呼ばれる、長さ五十キュビト、幅三十キュビトの部屋がありました。その部屋には、ひさしのついた玄関がありました。

7それから、王が訴訟を聞くための、「玉座の間」とも「裁きの間」とも呼ばれる部屋がありました。ここは、床から天井まで、部屋全体を杉材で張り巡らしてありました。

8この部屋のうしろにある庭を取り囲むようにして、同じく杉材を張り巡らした、王の住まいがありました。またソロモンは、妻としたエジプト王の娘のために、自分のと同じ大きさの住まいを、宮殿の中に建てました。

9建物はすべて寸法どおりに切りそろえられた、大きく高価な石で造られました。 10土台の石は八キュビトから十キュビトもありました。 11塀に使った大きな石も寸法どおりに切られ、その上にレバノン杉の角材を重ねました。 12大庭の周囲の塀にも、三段の大きな切り石を使い、神殿の内庭や玄関のように、その上にレバノン杉の角材を重ねました。

神殿の器具の製作

13ソロモンは、ヒラムという青銅細工の熟練工をツロから呼び寄せました。 14彼の父親はツロの鋳造師でしたが、母親がナフタリ族の未亡人だったので、ユダヤ人の血が半分混じっていたのです。このヒラムが、王が求めるあらゆる仕事を行いました。

15彼は、高さ十八キュビト、周囲十二キュビトで、中が空洞の二本の青銅の柱を鋳造しました。 16-22柱の上に、青銅で鋳造した柱頭が載せられました。それはゆりの花の形をしていて、二つとも高さ五キュビトでした。その柱頭は、青銅の鎖で編んだ七組の格子細工の網と、網の上を二段に取り巻く四百個の青銅のざくろで飾られていました。ヒラムはこの二本の柱を、神殿の入口に立てました。右側の柱はヤキン(「設立する」の意)、左側の柱はボアズ(「力とともに」の意)という名をつけました。

23次にヒラムは、高さ十キュビト、直径五キュビト、円周三十キュビトという青銅の大洗盤を鋳造しました。 24その縁の下には、回りを取り巻くように、一キュビト(四十四センチメートル)おきに二列の飾り模様がありました。洗盤を鋳造した時に鋳込んだものです。 25この大洗盤は、三頭ずつ組になって、それぞれ後部を内側にして東西南北を向いた、十二頭の青銅の牛の上に載せられていました。 26洗盤の縁は杯の縁のような形をしていて、厚さは一手幅(七・五センチメートル)あり、容量は二千バテ(約四十六キロリットル)でした。

27-30彼はまた、四個の車輪で移動できる、十六平方メートル、高さ三キュビトの台を十個作りました。それぞれには、正方形の板が枠にはめこまれた台があり、その板の上にライオン、牛、ケルビムの飾りが彫ってあります。ライオンと牛の上下にある枠の表面は花模様で飾ってあります。どの台にも四個の青銅の車輪と青銅の軸がついていて、台の四隅には表面を花模様で飾った、四本の支柱が立っています。 31この台の上に、口の丸い洗盤が一キュビト出ています。洗盤の深さは一キュビト半で、花模様細工があしらってあります。枠の鏡板は正方形で、円形ではありません。 32台には四個の車輪が取りつけてありますが、車輪はどれも高さ一キュビト半で、それぞれ軸にはめてあります。 33車輪は戦車の車輪と同じ作りで、車軸や台の部品はみな、青銅で鋳造されていました。 34台の四隅にはそれぞれ支柱があり、四本とも台に固定されていました。 35台の先端を高さ半キュビトの丸い帯輪が取り巻いていて、帯輪は台の取っ手に固定されていました。このように、全部の部品が台に固定されていました。 36帯輪の縁には、ケルビム、ライオン、なつめやしの木が花模様に囲まれて彫られていました。 37全部で十個の台は、どれも同じ鋳型で、同じ大きさ、同じ形に作られました。

38それから、青銅の洗盤を十個作り、台の上に置きました。どの洗盤も直径は四キュビトで、容積は四十バテ(九百二十リットル)ありました。 39五個の洗盤は神殿の右側に、他の五個は左側に置きました。また大洗盤は、神殿の右手に当たる東南の隅に置きました。

40さらにヒラムは、灰つぼと十能と鉢を作りました。

こうして彼は、神殿のためにソロモン王が注文したすべての仕事を完成したのです。

41-46ヒラムが作ったものを書き出してみましょう。

二本の柱――二本の柱の頂に載せる柱頭。柱頭を覆う格子網――格子網に二段に並べられた四百個のざくろ。洗盤と、それを載せて移動できる台、おのおの十個。大洗盤と、それを支える十二頭の牛。灰つぼ。十能。鉢。

これらのものはみな青銅製で、スコテとツァレタンとの間のヨルダン川の低地で鋳造されました。 47総重量は、あまりにも重いため、ついに量らずじまいでした。

48神殿で使う器具や調度はみな、純金で作りました。その中には、祭壇、供えのパンを載せる机、 49至聖所に向かい右側に五つ、左側に五つの燭台、花模様、ともしび皿、火ばし、 50杯、芯切りばさみ、鉢、さじ、火皿、至聖所に通じる扉の蝶つがい、神殿の入口の扉の蝶つがいがありました。以上はみな純金製です。

51神殿の工事が完成した時、ソロモン王は神殿の宝物倉に、父ダビデが主にささげるために取っておいた金、銀、そのほか各種の器具を納めました。