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2 Chronicles 3:3

    2 Chronicles 3:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was three score cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Solomon put the base of the house of God in position; by the older measure it was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide.

    Webster's Revision

    Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    World English Bible

    Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

    Definitions for 2 Chronicles 3:3

    Threescore - Sixty.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 3:3

    The length - after the first measure was threescore cubits - It is supposed that the first measure means the cubit used in the time of Moses, contradistinguished from that used in Babylon, and which the Israelites used after their return from captivity; and, as the books of Chronicles were written after the captivity, it was necessary for the writer to make this remark, lest it should be thought that the measurement was by the Babylonish cubit, which was a palm or one-sixth shorter than the cubit of Moses. See the same distinction observed by Ezekiel, Ezekiel 40:5 (note); Ezekiel 43:13 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 3:3

    The marginal "founded" gives a clue to another meaning of this passage, which may be translated: "Now this is the ground-plan of Solomon for the building, etc."

    Cubits after the first measure - i. e., cubits according to the ancient standard. The Jews, it is probable, adopted the Babylonian measures during the captivity, and carried them back into their own country. The writer notes that the cubit of which he here speaks is the old (Mosaic) cubit.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 3:3

    3:3 Instructed - By David, and by the Spirit of God. The measure - According to he measure which was first fixed.