1 KINGS 6:34 – 7:14
6:34 And two doors of cypress wood; the two leaves of the one door folded, and the two leaves of the second door folded.
6:35 And he carved cherubim and palm trees and open flowers on them, and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied over the carved work.
6:36 And he built the inner court with three courses of hewn stone and a course of cedar beams.
6:37 In the fourth year the foundation of the house of Jehovah was laid, in the month of Ziv;
6:38 And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul (which is the eighth month) the house was completed in all its parts and according to all its specifications. Thus he was seven years building it.
7:1 And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house, and he finished all his house.
7:2 And he built the Lebanon Forest House, a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
7:3 And it was roofed with cedar above the forty-five beams that were upon the pillars, fifteen in a row.
7:4 And there were window frames in three rows, and window was next to window in three tiers.
7:5 And all the doorways and doorposts had square frames, and window was next to window in three tiers.
7:6 And he made the portico of pillars, fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide, with a portico before them and with pillars and a threshold before them.
7:7 And he made the throne portico, where he would execute judgment, the judgment portico; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.
7:8 And his house that he was to dwell in, in the court to the rear of the throne portico, was of the same workmanship. He also made a house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom Solomon had taken as his wife, like this portico.
7:9 All these were of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, within and without, from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court.
7:10 And the foundation was of costly stones, large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.
7:11 And above were costly stones, cut according to measure, and cedar.
7:12 And the great court surrounding had three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams, as did the inner court of the house of Jehovah and the portico of the house.
7:13 And King Solomon sent for Hiram and brought him from Tyre.
7:14 He was the son of a widow and of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze worker; and he was full of wisdom and understanding and skill to do all kinds of work in bronze. And he came to King Solomon and did all his work.