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19 Bible Verses about Solomon's Temple

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1 Kings 8:17-18

"My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel. The LORD told my father David:

1 Chronicles 28:2-3

King David rose to his feet and said, "My fellow citizens, may I have your attention. I intended to build a house of rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, for a footstool of our God, so I began preparations for its construction. But then God told me, "You will not build a temple to my name, because you are a man of war, and you have committed bloodshed.'

2 Chronicles 6:7

"My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

1 Kings 5:3

"You know that my father David was unable to build a temple dedicated to the LORD his God because he was busy fighting wars all around him until the LORD defeated his enemies.

1 Chronicles 22:8

But this message from the LORD came to me, telling me

1 Chronicles 28:3

But then God told me, "You will not build a temple to my name, because you are a man of war, and you have committed bloodshed.'

1 Kings 5:5

So now I'm planning to build a temple dedicated to the LORD my God, just as the LORD told my father when he said, "Your son, whom I will set on your throne to replace you, will build the Temple dedicated to me.'

1 Kings 8:19

"Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so. Nevertheless, you are not to build the Temple, but your son who will be born to you is to build a temple for my name.'

1 Chronicles 22:9-10

"You have shed a lot of blood and fought great battles. You won't be building a house for my name, since you have shed so much blood on the earth in my sight. But look! A son born to you will live comfortably, because I will give him rest from all his enemies that surround him on every side, since his name will be "Solomon" - I will give peace and quiet for Israel during his lifetime. He will build a temple to my name. He will be a son to me, I myself will be a father to him, and I will secure his royal throne in Israel forever.'

2 Chronicles 6:9

"Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so. Nevertheless, you are not to build the Temple, but your son who will be born to you is to build a temple for my name.'

1 Chronicles 28:10

So keep watching, because the LORD has chosen you to build the Temple of his sanctuary. So be strong, and get to work!"

1 Chronicles 22:6

Later, David called for his son Solomon and directed him to build a temple to the LORD God of Israel.

1 Chronicles 22:19

So set your minds and hearts to seek the LORD your God, to get up, and to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God may be stored in a temple built for the name of the LORD."

2 Chronicles 2:1

Now Solomon was determined to build a temple dedicated to the Name of the LORD as well as his own royal palace.

1 Kings 6:1-38

During the month of Ziv, which was the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, 480 years after the Israelis left the land of Egypt, Solomon began to build the LORD's Temple. The Temple for the LORD that Solomon was building was 60 cubits long and 20 cubits wide. A portico extended in front of the Temple for 20 cubits outward, corresponding to the width of the Temple. Along the front of the Temple its depth was ten cubits. read more.
Solomon also constructed windows in the Temple with specially designed frames. Against the wall of the Temple he built a series of rooms that encompassed the exterior of the Temple walls around the inner sanctuary. He built these side chambers all around the building. The lower structures were five cubits wide, the middle structures were six cubits wide and the third structures were seven cubits wide. Offsets were placed all around the Temple so that beams would not protrude through the walls of the Temple. The Temple was constructed of stone precut at the quarry so that no hammer, axe, or any other iron implement would be heard in the Temple while it was being built. A passageway to the side chamber was constructed on the south side of the Temple by which people could ascend winding stairs to the middle story, then from there to the third story. After Solomon built the Temple and finished it, he covered the Temple with beams and planks made of cedar. He constructed this structure to adjoin the entire Temple, five cubits high, and fastened it to the Temple with cedar timbers. Then this message from the LORD came to Solomon: "Concerning this Temple that you're building, if you live your life according to my statutes, carry out my ordinances, and keep all of my commands, and live according to them, then I will do what I promised to your father David. I will reside among the Israelis and will never abandon my people Israel." So Solomon kept on building the Temple and finished it. Then he built the inside walls of the Temple, lining them from floor to ceiling with cedar boards, and overlaying the Temple floor with boards made of cypress wood. He lined 20 cubits of the rear part of the Temple from floor to ceiling with cedar boards specially constructed for the inside to serve as the Most Holy Place. The rest of the main nave in the front was 40 cubits long. Cedar carvings in the form of gourds and blooming flowers covered the entire interior of the Temple so that no stone could be seen. Solomon also prepared an inner sanctuary within the Temple where the LORD's Ark of the Covenant was placed. The inner sanctuary was 20 cubits long, 20 cubits wide, and 20 cubits high, and overlaid with pure gold. The altar was also overlaid with cedar. Solomon overlaid the inside of the Temple with pure gold, fastened gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold. He finished the Temple by overlaying it entirely with gold, including overlaying with gold the whole altar that was by the inner sanctuary. Inside the inner sanctuary Solomon placed two cherubim crafted from olive wood, each ten cubits high. Each wing of one cherub was five cubits long, and each wing of the other cherub was five cubits long, so that the distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing was ten cubits. Each cherub was ten cubits high, and both were of the same size and shape, the height of one cherub being ten cubits, as was the height of the other. Solomon placed the cherubim in the middle of the inner sanctuary, with their wings spread in such a way that the wing of one was touching the one wall and the opposite wing of the other cherub was touching the opposite wall. Furthermore, their wings in the center of the wall were touching each other wing-to-wing. Each cherub was overlaid with gold. Solomon also inlaid all the inner walls of the Temple both the inner and outer sanctuaries with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers. He also overlaid the floor of the Temple with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries. Solomon also provided doors, lintels, and five-sided doorposts for the entrance to the inner sanctuary. He installed two doors made of olive wood, inlaying them with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers, and overlaying them with gold. Then he added more gold to cover the cherubim and palm trees. Solomon also provided four-sided doorposts made of cypress wood for the entrance to the outer sanctuary, along with two doors of cypress wood, one door of which had two leaves that turned on hinges, as did the other door, which also had two leaves that turned on hinges. Solomon also inlaid the doors with cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers. He overlaid them with gold that was carefully applied on the engraved work. He constructed the inner court with three rows of precut stone and a row of cedar beams. The foundation for the LORD's Temple was laid in the month of Ziv during the fourth year of Solomon's reign, and the Temple was completely finished according to its plans and specifications in the eighth month of the eleventh year of Solomon's reign, that is, during the month of Bul. It took about seven years to build.

2 Chronicles 3:1

So Solomon began construction of the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the LORD had appeared to his father David, that is, where David had prepared Ornan the Jebusite's threshing floor.

2 Kings 15:35

except the high places were not torn down, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. But he rebuilt the upper gate of the LORD's Temple.

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Dedication » Solomon's temple

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep, which is how the king and all of the people dedicated God's Temple.

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2 Chronicles 3:1

So Solomon began construction of the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the LORD had appeared to his father David, that is, where David had prepared Ornan the Jebusite's threshing floor.

1 Kings 8:1

Then Solomon gathered together the elders of Israel, including all the heads of the tribes and the leaders of the ancestral households of the Israelis, to meet with him in Jerusalem so they could bring up the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD from Zion, the City of David.

2 Chronicles 5:2

Then Solomon called Israel's elders together, including all the leaders of the tribes and families of Israel. They met in Jerusalem to transfer the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD from Zion, the City of David.

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Pillars For Solomon's Temple

1 Kings 7:15-22

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.

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