May 27, 2024

Thomas McNeilly

Jesus Christ is King

1 Kings 6 and Philippians 1:9
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1 Kings 6 12Ch 3:1–2; Ac 7:47In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Ziv (which is the second month), he began to build the house of the Lord. 2Eze 40:1–41; 41:1–15The house which King Solomon built for the Lord had a length of sixty cubits, a width of twenty cubits, and a height of thirty cubits.About 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high, or 27 meters long, 9 meters wide, and 14 meters high. 3The porch in front of the temple was twenty cubitsAbout 30 feet, or 9 meters; and in vv. 16 and 20. in length, the same as the width of the house, and ten cubitsAbout 15 feet, or 4.5 meters; and in vv. 23–26. deep in front of the house. 4Eze 40:16; 41:16He made beveled windows for the house. 51Ki 6:16; 6:19–21He also built a structure against the wall of the house, running around the walls of the house, both of the temple and of the inner sanctuary, and he made side chambers all around. 6The lowest story was five cubitsAbout 71/2 feet, or 2.3 meters; and in vv. 10 and 24. broad, the middle one was six cubitsAbout 9 feet, or 2.7 meters. broad, and the third was seven cubitsAbout 11 feet, or 3.2 meters. broad. For around the outside of the house, he made offsets on the wall so that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house. 7Dt 27:5–6The house was built of stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built. 8The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house, and it had winding stairs into the middle chamber and out of the middle into the third. 91Ki 6:14; 6:38So he built the house and finished it and covered it with beams and boards of cedar. 10Then he built chambers against the whole house, five cubits high, and they rested on the house with timber of cedar. 11Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying, 121Ch 22:10“Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My judgments and keep all My commandments and walk in them, then I will carry out My word with you, which I spoke to David your father, 13Ex 25:8; Dt 31:6and I will dwell among the people of Israel and will not forsake My people Israel.” 141Ki 6:9; 6:38So Solomon built the house and finished it. 151Ki 7:7He built the interior walls of the house with boards of cedar. From the floor of the house to the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood; and he covered the floor of the house with planks of fir. 161Ki 8:6; 2Ch 3:8He lined twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls, with boards of cedar, and he even lined them within, even the inner sanctuary and the Most Holy Place. 17The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubitsAbout 60 feet, or 18 meters. long. 181Ki 7:24The cedar of the house within had carvings of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar. There was no stone seen. 19He prepared the inner sanctuary in the inner part of the house in order to set there the ark of the covenant of the Lord. 20The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high. He overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the altar of cedar. 21So Solomon overlaid the interior of the house with pure gold, and he made a partition with gold chains in front of the inner sanctuary, and he overlaid it with gold. 22Ex 30:1; 30:3He overlaid the whole house with gold as well as the whole altar that was by the inner sanctuary. use. 28He overlaid the cherubim with gold. 291Ki 6:32He carved all the walls of the house with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers both inside and out. 30He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, both inside and out. 31For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and doorposts were five-sided. 32The two doors were also made of olive wood. He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubim and upon the palm trees. 33So also he made for the entrance to the nave four-sided posts of olive wood. 34Eze 41:23–25The two doors were made from fir tree, with two leaves of each door folding. 35He carved on them cherubim and palm trees and open flowers and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work. 361Ki 7:12He built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone and a row of cedar beams. Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all discernment.