He then built a chambered structure[a] along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary.(A) And he made side chambers[b] all around.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 6:5 Lit built the house of chamber
  2. 1 Kings 6:5 Lit made ribs or sides

The door for the lowest[a] side chamber was on the right side of the temple. They[b] went up a stairway[c] to the middle chamber, and from the middle to the third.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 6:8 LXX, Tg; MT reads middle
  2. 1 Kings 6:8 = people
  3. 1 Kings 6:8 Hb obscure

26 but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God’s temple.(A)

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33 The singers,(A) the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.(B)

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