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1 Kings 6:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the walls [of the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built [them] for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, [even] as the most holy place.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he built twenty cubits of the innermost part of the house, both floor and walls, with boards of cedar; and he built [them] for it within, to [be] the oracle, the most holy place.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he built twenty cubits, at the hinder part of the house, with boards of cedar, from the floor as far as the cross-beams,—and he built it within, for a shrine, even for the holy of holies;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he buildeth the twenty cubits on the sides of the house with ribs of cedar, from the floor unto the walls; and he buildeth for it within, for the oracle, for the holy of holies.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he built up twenty cubits with boards of cedar at the hinder part of the temple, from the floor to the top: and made the inner house of the oracle to be the holy of holies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee built twentie cubites on the sides of the house, both the floore, and the walles with boards of Cedar: he euen built [them] for it within, [euen] for the Oracle, [euen] for the most holy place.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he built the twenty cubits from the top of the wall, one side from the floor to the beams, and he made it from the oracle to the most holy place.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he built 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
twenty 6242
{6242} Prime
עֶשְׂרִים
`esriym
{es-reem'}
From H6235; twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth.
cubits 520
{0520} Prime
אַמָּה
'ammah
{am-maw'}
Prolonged from H0517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance).
on the sides 3411
{3411} Prime
יַרְכָה
y@rekah
{yer-ay-kaw'}
Feminine of H3409; properly the flank; but used only figuratively, the rear or recess.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the house, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
both 4480
{4480} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the floor 7172
{7172} Prime
קַרְקַע
qarqa`
{kar-kah'}
From H7167; floor (as if a pavement of pieces or tesserae), of a building or the sea.
and the walls 7023
{7023} Prime
קִיר
qiyr
{keer}
From H6979; a wall (as built in a trench).
with boards 6763
{6763} Prime
צֵלָע
tsela`
{tsay-law'}
From H6760; a rib (as curved), literally (of the body) or figuratively (of a door, that is, leaf); hence a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of an object or the sky, that is, quarter); architecturally a timber (especially floor or ceiling) or plank (single or collectively, that is, a flooring).
of cedar: 730
{0730} Prime
אֶרֶז
'erez
{eh-rez'}
From H0729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots).
he even built 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[them] for it within, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
[even] for the oracle, 1687
{1687} Prime
דְּבִיר
d@biyr
{deb-eer'}
From H1696 (apparently in the sense of oracle); the shrine or innermost part of the sanctuary.
[even] for the most y6944
[6944] Standard
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
holy 6944
{6944} Prime
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
[place].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 6:15-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 6:15-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 6:16

House — That is, the most holy place, which contained in length twenty cubits, which may be said to be on the sides Of the house, because this part took off twenty cubits in length from each side of the house, and was also twenty cubits from side to side, so it was twenty cubits every way. The oracle — the most holy place — The last words are added, to explain what he means by the word oracle, which he had not used before.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
built them:

1 Kings 6:5 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:
1 Kings 6:19-20 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. ... 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.
1 Kings 8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims.
Exodus 25:21-22 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. ... And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which [are] upon the ark of the testimony, of all [things] which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Exodus 26:23 And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy [place] within the vail before the mercy seat, which [is] upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
2 Chronicles 3:8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof [was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, [amounting] to six hundred talents.
Ezekiel 45:3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary [and] the most holy [place].
Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

the oracle:
The oracle was the sanctuary, or holy of holies, in which there was nothing but the ark of the covenant, including the tables of the law, and into which the high priest alone was to enter but once a year.
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Ex 25:21; 26:23. Lv 16:2. 1K 6:5, 19; 8:6. 2Ch 3:8. Ezk 45:3. He 9:3.

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