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1 Kings 6:4

    1 Kings 6:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And for the house he made windows, with network across.

    Webster's Revision

    And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work.

    World English Bible

    For the house he made windows of fixed lattice work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 6:4

    Windows of narrow lights - The Vulgate says, fenestras obliquas, oblique windows; but what sort of windows could such be?

    The Hebrew is חלוני שקפים אטמים challoney shekuphim atumim, windows to look through, which shut. Probably latticed windows: windows through which a person within could see well; but a person without, nothing. Windows, says the Targum, which were open within and shut without. Does he mean windows with shutters; or, are we to understand, with the Arabic, windows opening wide within, and narrow on the outside; such as we still see in ancient castles? This sense our margin expresses. We hear nothing of glass or any other diaphanous substance. Windows, perhaps originally windore, a door to let the wind in, in order to ventilate the building, and through which external objects might be discerned.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 6:4

    Windows of narrow lights - Either (as in the margin) windows, externally mere slits in the wall, but opening wide within, like the windows of old castles: or, more probably, "windows with fixed lattices." The windows seem to have been placed high in the walls, above the chambers spoken of in 1 Kings 6:5-8.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 6:4

    6:4 Narrow - Narrow outward, to prevent the inconveniences of the weather; widening by degrees inward, that so the house might better receive, and more disperse the light.