1-kings 6 :31

1-kings 6 :31 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall .

Basic English Translation (BBE)

For the way into the inmost room he made doors of olive-wood, the arch and the door supports forming a five-sided opening.

Webster's Revision

And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side-posts were a fifth part of the wall.

World English Bible

For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel [and] door posts were a fifth part [of the wall].

English Revised Version (ERV)

And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel and door posts were a fifth part of the wall.

Definitions for 1-kings 6 :31

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

Clarke's Commentary on 1-kings 6 :31

Barnes's Commentary on 1-kings 6 :31

A fifth part - Better than the margin. The meaning seems to be that the lintel was one-fifth of the width of the wall, and each door-post one-fifth of its height. Thus the opening was a square of four cubits, or of six feet.

Wesley's Commentary on 1-kings 6 :31

6:31 Fifth part - That is, four cubits in height or breadth, whereas the wall was twenty cubits.
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