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He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign. These are Solomon's (A)measurements[a] for building the house of God: (B)the length, in cubits[b] of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house,[c] and its height was 120 cubits. He overlaid it on the inside with pure gold.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 3:3 Syriac; Hebrew foundations
  2. 2 Chronicles 3:3 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimetres
  3. 2 Chronicles 3:4 Compare 1 Kings 6:3; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

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