1 Kings Chapter 7

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1 Kings 7

1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.

And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light was against light in three ranks.

And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.

Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch.

All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.

10 And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

11 And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

12 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the Lord, and for the porch of the house.

13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

14 He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

24 And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.

25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

26 And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

27 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

28 And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

29 And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.

30 And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.

32 And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.

33 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten.

34 And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself.

35 And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same.

36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.

37 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.

40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the Lord:

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars;

42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars;

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the Lord, were of bright brass.

46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.

47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,

50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.

51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord.

28 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 7

  1. v9 ” All these were of costly stones”

    JESUS loves us so much that HE paid a costly price for all humanity at Calvary .
    We have been bought with HIS Precious Powerful Blood! We are not our own.

    We must be careful not to grieve GOD.
    “Grieve not the holy Spirit” Eph.4:30
    “I was wounded in the house of my friends”Zechariah 13:6

    Love and holiness cannot be separated
    When we don’t live and love GOD we crucify HIM afresh and put HIM to shame.

    We are HIS temple and it’s up to us what we put in HIS temple good or bad?
    LORD my prayer is to put your righteousness
    As we learn to bear the fruit of your Spirit
    and not our filthy sins. In JESUS Name
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  2. I love to eat breakfast tacos with my wife and with Jesus

    Compare this passage and the passage from Revelation… This temple was a pattern from heaven above.

    Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit of God. In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.

    In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back. The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
    the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
    “You are worthy, O Lord our God,
    to receive glory and honor and power.
    For you created all things,
    and they exist because you created what you pleased.” (Revelation 4:1-8, 10, 11 NLT)

  3. What stood out in this chapter is that Solomon gave all. No matter the cost of time or treasure. He prayed and worshiped the Lord. He worked by building the temple. He gave himself and his resources. And he has been reaping the Blessing of the Lord.

    John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

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  4. The weather took my power & internet away already so I’m going to be fast about this one.

    Solomon was a King with finesse, he knew what style was all about. He did everything with grandeur, he gave ALL honor and glory to God.

    He set the standard to which everything else would be measured.

    Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

    I believe there is nothing wrong with taking pride in what we do. If you do any work do it unto and as if Jesus Christ Himself were going to use it or inspected. Give ALL to Him, Honor, Glory, Praise to Jesus in ALL you do.

  5. HONOR

    51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord.

    The past 2 chapters have been about what Solomon accomplished, the building of the Temple and the building of his house. Both very massive, impressive structures with great sacrifice and detail. The Leadership of Solomon to accomplish this incredible task through so many people is an example for us to model.

    There is not much recorded in regards to the Leadership skills of Solomon, however one thing that we can surely attest to is that Solomon honored his (Elder) David. Verse 51 establishes that Solomon kept with reverence all the valuables that David had left and didn’t think it to be old fashioned or detrimental to include the things his father had dedicated. We call this Generational Blessings.

    It would have been easy for Solomon to ignore all that David had done in comparison to the building of the temple, however in Solomon’s great wisdom he remembered every battle his father David had fought to assure him the freedom to build the Temple.

    We also must never forget the freedom secured by our Elders to be able to build for the LORD Jesus in these last days.

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  6. No matter hoe peferct his house was with all the stones and riches I just can’t help but think its only gonna be better in Heaven. Thank you Jesus

  7. This chapter shows us that nothing is too good for the house of the Lord. Only the best should be brought.

  8. We find in this chapter a “spirit of excellence” portrayed by King Solomon. Nothing was done half way or half hearted, but his mentality is the Lord deserves the best!

    This should be the same attitude that we bring to the Lord. He does deserve the best because HE gave the best for us!

    Let us ever remember to bring the best to His house as a sacrifice, a costly stone, created to worship and praise Him.

  9. This chapter illustrates detail. Solomon assembled those that were skilled craftsmen, workers of perfection for he wanted the house of the Lord to be impeccable in every detail. All have been given some form talent, just as the craftsmen that built the house of the Lord were. All should desire too use their God given talent/ability for the glory of the Lord. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. This chapter really made me use my visual mind. How awesome the Temple of God and Solomon’s palace must have been. The thought of how many years were put into building these places shows the time, effort and care that was put into them. Today it seems like building, homes, etc. seem to go up in a matter of weeks which makes you wonder of the integrity of them. But nothing was spared, only the finest quality materials were used and every detail taken in building the Temple and Solomon’s palace. This brings to mind, how we should always only bring our best to the Lord. We too must put the time and effort into everything we do for the kingdom.

  11. Solomon only wanted to use the best material in everything that he built,he wanted the finished product to be something he did not have to be ashamed of.We need our temple to be something that we don’t have to be ashamed of because we tried to cut corners or just threw something together to get by,this will not work in living for God,He wants our BEST!!

  12. 48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,
    49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
    50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.

    Even the smallest of details matter.

    Solomon brought in a specialist to overlay, and fashion everything with gold. Though this was costly for Solomon to do this, he knew that he could never out give God. As we work fo rHis kingdom today, we also must understand that we will never out give God either. As we give our time for outreach and pratices and prayer, and the reading of His word, out talents teaching and reaching out to others and working around the church and testifying of what God has done for us, and our treasure with our tithes and offering, God sees. He sees what is done for the desire of pleasing Him, and what is done to please man. While motives are details that are usually overlooked, God pays attention to details, and we must keep our motives pure, and do our best for His kingdom…

  13. I believe the Lord wants our best when we go to his house. I believe we should respect the house of the Lord.

  14. ILove to eat lunch with Jesus

    One of Solomon’s buildings was called the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. There were four rows of cedar pillars, and great cedar beams rested on the pillars. (1 Kings 7:2 NLT)

    This building was over 4 stories high…this is amazing…and they did it all without power tools…incredible

  15. Solomon was a second generation living off the blessings, and battles of his father. I realize that later in life Solomon begins to make bad descisions, and I tend to think of that when I read of him. He had it all handed to him. We see the house of God he built, the houses he built for himself, the blessings he didn’t earn. His father fought the battles for him. Solomon didn’t know what it was like to sleep in a cave. He didn’t know what it was like to go without, or to have to live in fear for his life. WIth all his blessings and protection, Solomon with all his wisdom couldn’t be content with being protected from sin.. He begins to worship false Gods, he begins to follow pagan traditions. This great man who accomplishes so much still can’t stay away from sin.

  16. As I was reading this I thought how sad. It must have been very beautiful to see this building. And thats it , it’s a building and it did not last the test of time. This is the reason why it is better to invest our time with eternal things and not things of this earth, because the things of this world will pass away. God is forever and ever.

  17. Hiram was skilled and able to complete all the furnishings in the House of the Lord. Solomon trusted Hiram in the house of the Lord. Solomon loved his father and the Lord, he wanted to do what his father wasn’t able to do.

    Solomon’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding was given to him by God. He chose all the right people necessary to make a perfect House for the Lord, including his Palace.

    Lord may your will be done.

  18. Ecclesiastes 9:10
    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

  19. What beautiful buildings they must have been. I myself would love have to seen them. I am sure they were wonderous to behold! But I am reminded of scripture that warns us that even if we gain the whole world but lose our souls, what have we gained? Solomon has it all, now he must not lose his soul.

  20. What an impressive work Solomon built unto the Lord and for himself. I pray that we are remember more for the things we do for Christ than for the landmarks we build throughout our lives.

    The Temple is long gone but how do we remember King Solomon.

  21. I feel like Solomon in the fact that his dad did not see him flourish. His dad got to see him take the reigns, but he did not see the kingdom established.
    Jessie

    Chapiter
            the ornamental head or capital of a pillar.

    CHAPITER
     Dictionary entry overview: What does chapiter mean? 
    • CHAPITER (noun)
      The noun CHAPITER has 1 sense:
    1. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
      Familiarity information: CHAPITER used as a noun is very rare.

     Dictionary entry details 

    • CHAPITER (noun)

    Sense 1 chapiter [BACK TO TOP]
    Meaning:
    The upper part of a column that supports the entablature
    Classified under:
    Nouns denoting man-made objects
    Synonyms:
    chapiter; cap; capital
    Hypernyms (“chapiter” is a kind of…):
    top (the upper part of anything)
    Holonyms (“chapiter” is a part of…):
    column; pillar ((architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure)

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  22. 51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord.

    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Luke 12:34 KJV)

    Is our heart/treasure found in a place of dedication and consecration or amongst the profane?

    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:1, 2 KJV)

    Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. (2 Timothy 2:19-21 KJV)

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  23. 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.
    There is so much detail, and work that was done. It shows the wisdom of Solomon. But to name these two pillars Jachin, and Boaz( in HIM is strength) is a reminder to Solomon who The LORD is to him.

  24. Solomon didn’t just give but he gave the best of the best to the Lord. Is our sacrifice acceptable? Lets not be like Cain and bring an unacceptable sacrifice to the Lord but lets be like Solomon and bring the best of the best.

  25. 51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord.

    Amazing effort and attention to detail was paid to Gods house and to Solomons house and these last two chapters show that. I believe God looks at us the same way he is a God of detail and wants us to be concerned with the details of serving him and being pleasing to him in our lifestyles.

  26. Solomon forms an alliance with Egypt by marrying Pharoah’s daughter, but he builds special quarters for her and will not allow her to live anywhere the ark of the Lord has been vs11. Can you say trophy wife? He wants to marry her for status reasons, but doesn’t want them around? Yikes, not a good idea at all bro. God wants men to be good to their wifes, within good judgment of course, not overly good, and not overly bad with only ‘one’ lady. Sadly despite such initial integrity, Solomom eventually allows his foreign wives to persuade him to worship their pagan gods. This attraction to his wives and their gods ultimately proves to be his downfall. Like Solomon we too are known to fall back on our promises to God. Most of us have areas where we long to get back on track with God, and his will, I know I do, I have to make up for half the week of not blogging 😦 sorry guys. God doesnt desire our feelings of shame, he desires repentance and a renewed commitment to Him. He also promises that if we stumble again (and again), he will welcome us back with open arms. God is good, and not to be taken advantage of ..consider Romans chapter 6.

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