23 For the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim out of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 6:23

King James Version

23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive olive: or, oily: Heb. trees of oil tree, each ten cubits high.

English Standard Version

23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high.

The Message

23 Then he made two cherubim, gigantic angel-like figures, from olivewood. Each was fifteen feet tall.

New King James Version

23 Inside the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

New Living Translation

23 He made two cherubim of wild olive wood, each 15 feet tall, and placed them in the inner sanctuary.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 6:23

Commentary on 1 Kings 6:15-38

(Read 1 Kings 6:15-38)

See what was typified by this temple. 1. Christ is the true Temple. In him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead; in him meet all God's spiritual Israel; through him we have access with confidence to God. 2. Every believer is a living temple, in whom the Spirit of God dwells, 1 Corinthians 3:16. This living temple is built upon Christ as its Foundation, and will be perfect in due time. 3. The gospel church is the mystical temple. It grows to a holy temple in the Lord, enriched and beautified with the gifts and graces of the Spirit. This temple is built firm, upon a Rock. 4. Heaven is the everlasting temple. There the church will be fixed. All that shall be stones in that building, must, in the present state of preparation, be fitted and made ready for it. Let sinners come to Jesus as the living Foundation, that they may be built on him, a part of this spiritual house, consecrated in body and soul to the glory of God.