9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

Other Translations of 2 Chronicles 3:9

New International Version

9 The gold nails weighed fifty shekels.That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams He also overlaid the upper parts with gold.

English Standard Version

9 The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels.A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

The Message

9 The gold nails weighed fifty shekels (a little over a pound). The upper rooms were also veneered in gold.

New King James Version

9 The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold; and he overlaid the upper area with gold.

New Living Translation

9 The gold nails that were used weighed 20 ounces each. He also overlaid the walls of the upper rooms with gold.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 3:9

Chapter Contents

The building of the temple.

There is a more particular account of the building of the temple in 1 Kings 6. It must be in the place David had prepared, not only which he had purchased, but which he had fixed on by Divine direction. Full instructions enable us to go about our work with certainty and to proceed therein with comfort. Blessed be God, the Scriptures are enough to render the man of God thoroughly furnished for every good work. Let us search the Scriptures daily, beseeching the Lord to enable us to understand, believe, and obey his word, that our work and our way may be made plain, and that all may be begun, continued, and ended in him. Beholding God, in Christ, his true Temple, more glorious than that of Solomon's, may we become a spiritual house, a habitation of God through the Spirit.