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1 Kings 6:23

    1 Kings 6:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And within the oracle he made two cherubim of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in the oracle he made two cherubim of olive-wood, each ten cubits high.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the inmost room he made two winged beings of olive-wood, ten cubits high;

    Webster's Revision

    And in the oracle he made two cherubim of olive-wood, each ten cubits high.

    World English Bible

    In the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 6:23

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

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 6:23

    Two cherubims - The pattern of the tabernacle was followed (marginal reference), but without servile imitation. The original cherubs were entirely of gold. These, being so much larger, were of wood, merely overlaid with a golden plating. The arrangement of the wings, and the direction of the faces, seem also to have been different. Moses' cherubim "covered with their wings over the mercy seat;" Solomon's stretched out theirs to the full 1 Kings 6:27, so that the four wings, each five cubits long 1 Kings 6:24, extended across the whole sanctuary, the width of which was twenty cubits 1 Kings 6:20. The former looked toward one another, and were bent downward toward the mercy-seat; the latter looked outward, toward the great chamber. (See 2 Chronicles 3:13, and note.)

    Of olive-tree - The oleaster or wild olive, not the cultivated species.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 6:23

    6:23 Cherubim - Besides those two made by Moses, Exod 25:18, which were of gold, and far less than these. The Heathens set up images of their gods, and worshipped them. These were designed to represent the servants and attendants of the God of Israel, the holy angels, not to be worshipped themselves, but to shew how great he is whom we worship.