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1 Kings 6:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The house, that is, the nave in front of [the inner sanctuary], was forty cubits [long].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but, forty cubits, was the house itself,—the same, was the temple, before the oracle.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And forty by the cubit was the house, it [is] the temple before [it].
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the temple itself, before the doors of the oracle, was forty cubits long.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the house, that is, the Temple before it, was fortie cubites [long].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the temple was forty cubits [in extent],
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the house, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
that x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is], the temple 1964
{1964} Prime
הֵיכָל
heykal
{hay-kawl'}
Probably from H3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple.
before 3942
{3942} Prime
לִפְנַי
liphnay
{lif-nah'ee}
From the prefixed preposition (to or for) and H6440; anterior.
it, was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
forty 705
{0705} Prime
אַרְבָּעִים
'arba`iym
{ar-baw-eem'}
Multiple of H0702; forty.
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).
[long].
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 6:17

House — That is, the holy place. Temple — This is added, to restrain the signification of the word house, which otherwise notes the whole building. It — The oracle.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 6:17

And the (i) house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

(i) For when he spoke of the house in the first verse, he meant both the oracle and the temple.

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