¶ And Salomon began to build the house of the LORD at Ierusalem in mount Moriah, which was shewed David his father when he prepared a place in the threshing floor of Ornan the Iebusite. And he began to build the second day of the second month the fourth year of his reign. And this is the foundation of Salomon in building the house of God. The length was three score cubits after the old cubit, and the breadth twenty. And the porch at the end was as large as the house breadth twenty cubits: and the height was an hundredth and twenty cubits. And he overlaid it on the inner side with pure gold. And the great house he sealed with fir tree, and overlaid it with good gold, and graved thereto palm trees and chains. And he paved the house with precious stone goodly. And it was gold of Pharuiam. And he overlaid the house: both beams, posts, walls and doors with gold, and graved Cherubs upon the walls. And he made the house most holy, whose length was twenty cubits like to the breadth of the house, and the breadth thereof was also twenty cubits. And he overlaid it with the best gold, that drew to the sum of six hundredth talents. And the weight of the nails of gold was thereto fifty sicles. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
¶ And he made in the house most holy two Cherubs of Image work, and overlaid them with gold. And the wings of the Cherubs were twenty cubits long. The one wing was five cubits and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was likewise five cubits and touched the wing of the other Cherub. And the one wing of the other Cherub was five cubits, and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was five cubits also, and raught to the wing of the other Cherub. So that the wings of the said Cherubs raught twenty cubits. And they stood on their feet and looked inwards. And he made a forehanging of Iacinct colour, of scarlet, crimson and byss: and caused the Cherubs to be bordered thereon. And he made before the house two pillars of thirty five cubits long. And the head that was above on the top of one of them was five cubits. And he made such chains as was in the quere, and put them on the heads of the pillars, and made an hundredth pomegranates and put them on the chains. And he reared up the pillars before the temple: one on the right hand and another on the left, and called the right Iachin and the left Boaz.