1 Kings 6:5-10 New International Version

5  Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms. 6  The lowest floor was five cubits[1] wide, the middle floor six cubits[2] and the third floor seven.[3] He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls. 7  In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built. 8  The entrance to the lowest[4] floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third. 9  So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks. 10  And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.


[1] 6:6 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters; also in verses 10 and 24

[2] 6:6 That is, about 9 feet or about 2.7 meters

[3] 6:6 That is, about 11 feet or about 3.2 meters

[4] 6:8 Septuagint; Hebrew "middle"

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