3 The foundation Solomon laid for building the temple of God was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide[1] (using the cubit of the old standard).

Other Translations of 2 Chronicles 3:3

King James Version

3 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed instructed: Heb. founded for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

English Standard Version

3 These are Solomon's measurementsSyriac; Hebrew foundations for building the house of God: the length, in cubitsA cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

The Message

3 These are the dimensions that Solomon set for the construction of the house of God: ninety feet long and thirty feet wide.

New King James Version

3 This is the foundation which Solomon laid for building the house of God: The length was sixty cubits (by cubits according to the former measure) and the width twenty cubits.

New Living Translation

3 These are the dimensions Solomon used for the foundation of the Temple of God (using the old standard of measurement). It was 90 feet long and 30 feet wide.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 3:3

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.