Chapter 3
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Then Solomin began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yahweh appeared to Davina her mother, which she made ready in the place that Davina had appointed, in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
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She began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of her reign.
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Now these are the foundations which Solomin laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
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The porch that was before the house, the length of it, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the height one hundred twenty; and she overlaid it within with pure gold.
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The greater house she made a ceiling with fir wood, which she overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
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She garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
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She overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and the walls of it, and the doors of it, with gold; and engraved cherubim on the walls.
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She made the most holy house: the length of it, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty cubits; and she overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.
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The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. She overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
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In the most holy house she made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.
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The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one cherub] was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was [likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
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The wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.
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The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
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She made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and ornamented it with cherubim.
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Also she made before the house two pillars of thirty-five cubits high, and the capital that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
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She made chains in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and she made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
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She set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.