1 Kings Chapter 6

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1 Kings 6

1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

And the house which king Solomon built for the Lord, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.

And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.

And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:

The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.

And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

10 And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,

12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size.

26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.

27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.

30 And the floors of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.

31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.

33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall.

34 And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.

35 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.

36 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of theLord laid, in the month Zif:

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

32 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 6

  1. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    Under Construction

    The temple is our body.

    That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (1 Peter 1:7 KJV)

  2. Neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard. This means they took time and made sure there work was perfect. Where they didnt have to use a tool the way to do that means your measurements must be right and cut good.
    This shows that everything we do must be done in the best way.

  3. Solomon took the time to make the temple perfect, holy and only used the finest materials. But today folks sometimes in the hustle and bustle want to use the faster, cheaper way….
    what are you building your temple with?

    iGivemybest.

  4. REVERENCE

    It’s a noun that means honor and respect but did you know that there is 2 different Reverence there is the one of emotion which means “a subjective response to something excellent in a personal way” and there is the attitude which means ” the acknowledgement of the legitimacy of the power of one’s superior or superiors.”

    You see both displayed on this verse.

    7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    Now this does not mean that we are not to Praise Him with all we got, far from it. I believe is talking about unnecessary noise. Noise that is not a Praise.

    The temple should be filled ONLY with Praise and instruments of Praise.

    I Cor 6:19-20

    19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

    In the same manner, do not fill your temple with unnecessary noise. Make sure everything you listen to is a REVERENCE to our GOD.

  5. God laid out specific plans for the Temple as he did the Tabernacle. He has a plan for our lives as well. If we will follow his plan, then our lives will be blessed.

  6. He paneled the interior walls from floor to ceiling with cedar planks; for flooring he used cypress.

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

    He constructed doors of olivewood for the entrance to the Inner Sanctuary; the lintel and doorposts were five-sided.

    Similarly, he built the entrance to the Main Sanctuary using olivewood for the doorposts but these doorposts were four-sided. (1 Kings 6:15, 23, 31, 33 MSG)

    Most of the temple was made of cedar or cypress. But the Angels, the doors, and the entrance of the main sanctuary were made of olive wood.

    I believe that God is showing us that in order to come into his presence there must be periods of pressing. To experience heavenly we must experience suffering.

    Paul said “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; (Philippians 3:10 KJV)

    To know Him we must be like him. Christian means Christ-like. We can’t have him without the cross.

  7. Verses 11-13 in the CEV read…..”The Lord told Solomon:
    If you obey my commands and do what I say, I will keep the promise I made to your father David. I will live among my people Israel in this temple you are building, and I will not desert them.”

    The same verse in the MSG reads…”The word of God came to Solomon saying, “About this Temple you are building—what’s important is that you live the way I’ve set out for you and do what I tell you, following my instructions carefully and obediently. Then I’ll complete in you the promise I made to David your father. I’ll personally take up my residence among the Israelites—I won’t desert my people Israel.”

    The Lord will never desert the one who obeys and follows his instructions carefully and obediently.

  8. This chapter illustrates precision. Solomon purposed in his heart to build a magnificent house for the Lord, which he did. All of the precision that Solomon executed in building the house for the Lord is what we must also strive for if we want God to dwell within us. “Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel”. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. GODS HOUSE

    11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
    12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
    13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

    The LORD again establishes the importance of obedience to his WORD in his house. GOD is not impressed with great Leadership to build a building if it is not built according to his guidelines. It would be a beautiful building with no tenants and no purpose. It would look the part but have no life inside.

    This describes far too many christians, they look beautiful on the outside but empty on the inside. The PROMISES of GOD are contingent on the obedience of the follower. GOD establishes his residence based on our obedience.

    1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    Be FILLED with the Holy Ghost and GOD wil reside in us through obedience.

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive

  10. The man builded a church. –Michael

    7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    It was ready to build, prefabricated, and it still took 7 years.

    Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (2 Timothy 4:2 KJV)

    Be ready at all times.

  11. Solomon was given specific instruction by God on how the temple was to built. After completion this is what the Lord responded to him : “Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:”

    If we will take the time to build the temple of the Lord (us) like God desires, walking in his statues, executing his judgements in our life, living his commandments, then we have the promise that He will perform His word in our lives! What a promise. The condition is if we …..He will. Many people expect God to live up to His word in their lives, when they are living for self and not walking in His statues and keeping His commandments.

  12. 18And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

    Built of expensive and exquisite stone,, its kind of hard to imagine spending all the money on those precious stones just to cover them up. Not one was seen. So often we focus on the outer parts of the temple, our bodies, that we forget about the cost and how important the inside it. Though our outside is important to God and needs to be presentable we need to spend time on the inside as well. I suppose it becomes easy to neglect the inside because of the out of sight out of mind theory but we serve a God who searches our innermost being. If we spend the time, sacrifice, and work on the inside we will have a foundation to stand on that wont crumble under pressures of life. The most costly foundation, the rock Christ Jesus.

  13. iLove to eat lunch with Jesus

    7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    The new Temple ( from Internet)

    They could start building tomorrow. There are 12 groups that are in preparation. They’ve chosen the location, a computer registry of 300,000 of the sons of Aaron (the Levites), many robes are prepared, over 150 sacred vessels have already been restored, including some of the most difficult and complicated projects, such as the Menorah and the precious stones of the High Priest’s breastplate. The architects are selected to rebuild with plans according to the bible. All but the ark of the covenant, which they believe is there. Also needed will be a pure red heifer.

  14. Vs 12/
    When I obey His word and walk with Him and obey His commands and go along with His judgements ………
    In other words listen and do them …I will keep my promise to you.
    Thank you for revelation JESUS.

  15. While the contruction of the temple takes 7 years, in comparison he invests 13 years, in the building of his own palace. The contrast between the two schedules is striking and perhaps points to the begining of a shift in priorites. As Solomon’s power and wealth grow, so does his distance in the Lord. The blessing God has giving him of wealth, may actually be his test as well. How we respond to times of prosperity tells much about our spiritual health. Good times can find us drifting away from the Lord, focusing instead on wealth or power, or our own abilites. Struggles, however, can make us more dependant on him. Oh, I pray Lord to be content with little or with much. (Ph4:11; Mrk 14:38)

  16. The importance of following instructions. The Lord was very specific about the dimensions of the temple. The bible is our instruction book to follow. God expects us to listen and obey his Word. Failure to follow instructions, will cause our relationship to falter with God.

  17. v7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    Our Great GOD cravens is down here so that we will be trim and fitted up there.

    This verse reminds me of the ladies conference
    Our Sister Watts taught the ladies that GOD’S people are royalty we are GOD’s jewels.
    GOD’S chosen people are anointed righteous, overcomes,yielded,triumphant and loved.

    I’m so thankful that GOD lives in our hearts.
    HE walks, talks through us. HE promised never to leave us nor forsake us and we would do greater works.
    iPray
    iWork
    iPraise

      • Sorry let me try again… I have fluffy
        fingers too.
        Our Great GOD cravens us down here. So that we will be trim and fit up there. (craves all the junk like sin pride, what ever we allow HIM to crave out.) We have to go through the process if we want to reign with HIM some sweet day.

  18. 14. So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

    He built something for God that we are still talking about after all these centuries…am I doing anything for God worth remembering?

  19. v2 ” And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD”

    Built the LORD a righteous house and it
    shall stand.

    Prov.12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

  20. I love to eat supper with Jesus

    As we read this, I’m sure it was amazing to have been there.

    We will watch the third temple rise.

  21. The temple must have been very beautiful to look at. As I was reading this today, the thought came to me. What do I do to make my heart as wonderful as this? How do I make God want to say I want to be in that heart because it is so clean? Then I realized that I had answered my own question. I must keep my heart, mind, and eyes focused on the good things of God and not on the things of this earth. The craftmenship on the temple was worth in todays money, millions of dollars. God deserves the very best , and I have not given Him a fraction of that, and yet He loves me just the same. We do serve truly and awesome God!

  22. 11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,

    12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

    13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

    Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. -Psalms 127:1

    Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? -Acts 7:49

    And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; -Ephesians 2:20
    In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: -Ephesians 2:21
    In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. -Ephesians 2:22

    We should be mindful on how we build the tabernacle that God now dwells in.

  23. The Lord’s house is complete took seven years to built. I can only imagine how beautiful the house of the Lord looked. The Lord specifically said if you Solomon follow my commands and honor me I will never leave Israel.

    The Lord reminds Solomon that it’s not only about building a house it’s about it’s purpose. To love God with all of your heart and soul, the Lord’s house is where he will be challenged, God knows Solomon isn’t perfect he makes mistakes just like everybody else. What does God know Solomon doesn’t know, time will tell.

    Lord I know in your time a new big POFW Church will be built so all Fort Worth lost souls can come find refuge and worship you. Lord I honor you, you know my heart desires of a daycare and a Children’s Academy where the word will be taught to our children and impact their lives forever. Lord I carry you in my Heart use me and guide me to do your will.

  24. 11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,

    12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

    13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

    14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

    God is saying to Solomon “if you will do this and this then I will do such and such” God spoke like that many times to the people of God to reveal to them that his intentions was to bless them but if they were disobedient judgement would come. Gods promises are contingent on us being obedient to his commandments; but if we are obedient we can be assured blessings will follow.

  25. Solomon built the house of God with sincerity of heart. He took his time and made sure that he did it Gods way. His approach was that it was The House of God. Do we have the same attitude and respect for our temple? Do we use the same measure of commitment and loyalty to Gods instruction when go to work for God. If we do as he says, the word promises us he will always be with us. If God be for us, who could be against us. Pack your bags a little heavy this time because where we’re going there is 7 years of work to be done to complete what God wants for us. In building terms that’s about the size of the Cowboys Stadium.

  26. 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

    There was a process in building the house, it didn’t happen instantly. Seven years, despite the preparations David had already put in place for Solomon. Yet not seven years of waiting but seven years of building in faith.

    Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. (James 2:17, 18 KJV)

    We must apply ourselves to what God has set before us; that temple won’t build itself.

  27. 11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
    12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
    13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.
    14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

    Solomon first had to pray and get permission to build the temple; i Pray
    Solomon started the work of making it happen ; iWork
    Solomon sacrificed to make it big and beautiful; iGive
    Solomon recieved a promise from God if he finished, and obeyed; iObey & iReap

  28. Right in the middle of building the temple, God again came to Solomon abd gave him another promise to keep his covenant with him…IF he would walk in his statues and keep his laws. God saw down the road and was trying to keep Solomon on the right path. So Solomon had a re-commitment service so to speak to help him 4 years after he was made King. Sometimes wealth and power and extreme riches can corrupt and God was trying to help him before he veered off that path.

  29. 11 And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,

    12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

    13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

    14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

    God is faithful to his word, it will not return void, his promises are yea and amen!

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