1 Melakim (Kings) 5:12 - 6:13


12  And יהוה gave Shelomoh wisdom, as He promised him. And there was peace between Ḥiram and Shelomoh, and the two of them made a covenant.

13  And Sovereign Shelomoh raised up compulsory labour out of all Yisra'ĕl. And the compulsory labour was thirty thousand men.

14  And he sent them to Leḇanon, ten thousand a month by courses - they were one month in Leḇanon, two months at home. And Aḏoniram was over the compulsory labour.

15  And Shelomoh had seventy thousand bearing burdens, and eighty thousand hewing in the mountains,

16  besides three thousand three hundred from the chiefs of Shelomoh's deputies who were over the work, those ruling over the people who laboured in the work.

17  And the sovereign commanded, and they brought large stones, precious stones, to lay the foundation of the House with hewn stones.

18  And Shelomoh's builders, and Ḥiram's builders, and the men of Geḇal hewed, and prepared timber and stones to build the House.

1 Kings 6

1  And it came to be, in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Yisra'ĕl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, in the fourth year of the reign of Shelomoh over Yisra'ĕl, in the month of Ziw, which is the second month, that he began to build the House of יהוה.

2  And the house which Sovereign Shelomoh built for יהוה was sixty ammah long, and twenty wide, and thirty ammah high.

3  And the porch at the front of the hĕyḵal of the House was twenty ammah long, according to the breadth of the House, and its width ten ammah, from the front of the House.

4  And he made for the House windows with narrowed frames.

5  And against the wall of the House he built rooms all around, the walls of the House, all around the hĕyḵal and the Speaking Place. Thus he made side rooms all around.

6  The lowest side room was five ammah wide, and the middle one was six ammah wide, and the third one was seven ammah wide; for he made narrow ledges around the outside of the House, so as not to lay hold on the walls of the House.

7  And the House, when it was being built, was built with finished stone made ready beforehand, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the House while it was being built.

8  The doorway for the middle side room was on the right side of the House. And they went up by stairs to the middle side rooms, and from the middle to the third.

9  So he built the House and completed it, and he panelled the House with beams and boards of cedar.

10  And he built the side rooms of the structure against all the House, each five ammah high, and they were fastened to the House with cedar beams.

11  And the word of יהוה came to Shelomoh, saying,

12  "This House which you are building - if you walk in My Laws, and do My Right-Rulings, and shall guard all My Commands and walk in them, then I shall confirm My Word with you, which I spoke to your father Dawiḏ,

13  and shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and not forsake My people Yisra'ĕl."