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1 Kings 6:22

    1 Kings 6:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Plates of gold were put all through the house till it was covered completely (and the altar in the inmost room was all covered with gold).

    Webster's Revision

    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    World English Bible

    The whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he overlaid with gold.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 6:22

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 6:22

    The whole house he overlaid with gold - It is impossible to calculate this expense, or the quantity of gold employed in this sacred building.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 6:22

    The lavish use of the precious metals in ornamentation was a special feature if early Oriental architecture. Recent researches have given reason to believe that two stages of the great temple at Borsippa - now known as the Bits Nimrud - had respectively a gold and a silver coating.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 6:22

    6:22 Whole house - Not only the oracle, but all the holy place. The altar - the altar of incense, which was set in the holy place close by the doors of the oracle. With gold - As before he overlaid it with cedar.