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1 Kings 6:16

    1 Kings 6:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And at the back of the house a further space of twenty cubits was shut in with boards of cedar-wood, for the inmost room.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls [of the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the walls: he even built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 6:16

    Oracle - The inner santuary; "Holy of Holies".
    Oracle - A declaration; something uttered.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 6:16

    The meaning is, that at the distance of 20 cubits, measured along the side walls of the house from the end wall, Solomon constructed a partition, which reached from the floor to the ceiling and had a doorway in it. He thus made within the house, a sanctuary for a holy of holies.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 6:16

    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.