He began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign. These are Solomon’s foundations[a] for building God’s temple: the length[b] was ninety feet,[c] and the width thirty feet.[d] The portico, which was across the front extending across the width of the temple, was thirty feet wide; its height was thirty feet;[e] he overlaid its inner surface with pure gold.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:3 Tg reads The measurements which Solomon decreed
  2. 3:3 Lit length—cubits in the former measure
  3. 3:3 Lit 60 cubits
  4. 3:3 Lit 20 cubits, also in vv. 4,8,11,13
  5. 3:4 LXX, Syr; MT reads 120 cubits

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