3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at
Jerusalem in mount a Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared
unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared
in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
(a) Which is the mountain where Abraham was thought to have
sacrificed his son, (Ge 22:2).
3:3 Now these [are the things wherein] Solomon was instructed
for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits
after the first b measure [was] threescore cubits, and the
breadth twenty cubits.
(b) According to the whole length of the temple,
3:4 And the porch that [was] in the front [of the house], the
length [of it was] according to the c breadth of the
house, twenty cubits, and the height [was] an d hundred
and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.
(c) It contained as much as the breadth of the temple did,
(d) From the foundation to the top: for in the book of the
kings mention is made from the foundation to the first
3:6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty:
and the gold [was] gold of e Parvaim.
(e) Some think it is Peru.
3:14 And he made the f vail [of] blue, and purple, and
crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.
(f) Which separated the temple from the most holy place.
3:15 Also he made before the house two pillars of g thirty and
five cubits high, and the chapiter that [was] on the top of
each of them [was] five cubits.
(g) Every one was eighteen cubits long, but the half cubit
could not be seen, for it was hid in the roundness of
the chapiter, and therefore he gives to every one only
17 and a half.
3:16 And he made chains, [as] in the oracle, and put [them] on
the heads of the pillars; and made an h hundred
pomegranates, and put [them] on the chains.