7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and
he a finished all his house.
(a) After he had built the temple.
7:2 He built also the house b of the forest of Lebanon; the
length thereof [was] an hundred cubits, and the breadth
thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits,
upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the
(b) Because of the beauty of the place, and great abundance
of cedar trees that went into the building of it, it was
compared to mount Lebanon.
7:4 And [there were] windows [in] three rows, and light [was]
c against light [in] three ranks.
(c) There were as many and like proportion on the one side
as the other, and at every end even three in a row one
7:6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof [was]
fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the
porch [was] before d them: and the [other] pillars and the
thick beam [were] before them.
(d) Before the pillars of the house.
7:7 Then he made a porch e for the throne where he might
judge, [even] the porch of judgment: and [it was] covered
with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
(e) For his house which was at Jerusalem.
7:9 All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures
of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even
from the foundation unto f the coping, and [so] on the
outside toward the great court.
(f) Which were rests and stays for the beams to lie on.
7:11 And g above [were] costly stones, after the measures of
hewed stones, and cedars.
(g) From the foundation upward.
7:12 And the great court round about [was] with three rows of
hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, h both for the
inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of
(h) As the Lord's house was built so was this, only the
great court of Solomon's house was uncovered.
7:14 He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his
father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and i he
was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to
work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and
wrought all his work.
(i) Thus when God will have his glory set forth, he raises
up men, and gives them excellent gifts for the
accomplishment of the same, (Ex 31:2,3).
7:19 And the chapiters that [were] upon the top of the pillars
[were] of k lily work in the porch, four cubits.
(k) As was seen commonly wrought in costly porches.
7:21 And he set up the pillars in the l porch of the temple:
and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof
m Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the
name thereof n Boaz.
(l) Which was in the inner court between the temple and the
(m) That is, he will stablish, that is, his promise toward
(n) That is, in strength: meaning the power of it will
7:23 And he made a molten o sea, ten cubits from the one brim
to the other: [it was] round all about, and his height
[was] five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass
it round about.
(o) So called for the size of the vessel.
7:26 And it [was] an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof
was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies:
it contained two thousand p baths.
(p) Bath and ephah seem to be one measure, (Eze 45:11)
a bath contains about 5 gallons.
7:31 And the q mouth of it within the chapiter and above [was]
a cubit: but the mouth thereof [was] round [after] the work
of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth
of it [were] gravings with their borders, foursquare, not
(q) The mouth of the great base or frame entered into the
chapiter, or pillar that bore up the cauldron.
7:35 And in the top of the base [was there] a round v compass
of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges
thereof and the borders thereof [were] of the same.
(v) Which was called the pillar, chapiter or small base, in
which the cauldron stood.
7:38 Then made he s ten lavers of brass: one laver contained
forty baths: [and] every laver was four cubits: [and] upon
every one of the ten bases one laver.
(s) To keep waters for the use of the sacrifices.
7:39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and
five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on
the right side of the t house eastward over against the
(t) That is, of the temple or sanctuary.
7:45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all
these vessels, which u Hiram made to king Solomon for the
house of the LORD, [were of] bright brass.
(u) By this name also Hiram the king of Tyrus was called.
7:48 And Solomon made all the vessels that [pertained] unto the
house of the LORD: the x altar of gold, and the table of
gold, whereupon the shewbread [was],
(x) This was done according to the form that the Lord
prescribed to Moses in Exodus.
7:50 And the bowls, y and the snuffers, and the basons, and
the spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges
[of] gold, [both] for the doors of the inner house, the
most holy [place, and] for the doors of the house, [to
wit], of the temple.