اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 6

وَكَانَ فِي سَنَةِ ٱلْأَرْبَعِ مِئَةٍ وَٱلثَّمَانِينَ لِخُرُوجِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةِ لِمُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، فِي شَهْرِ زِيُو وَهُوَ ٱلشَّهْرُ ٱلثَّانِي، أَنَّهُ بَنَى ٱلْبَيْتَ لِلرَّبِّ. ١ 1
So Solomon began to build the temple of Yahweh. This happened in the 480th year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month.
وَٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي بَنَاهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ لِلرَّبِّ طُولُهُ سِتُّونَ ذِرَاعًا، وَعَرْضُهُ عِشْرُونَ ذِرَاعًا، وَسَمْكُهُ ثَلَاثُونَ ذِرَاعًا. ٢ 2
The temple that King Solomon built for Yahweh was sixty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high.
وَٱلرِّوَاقُ قُدَّامَ هَيْكَلِ ٱلْبَيْتِ طُولُهُ عِشْرُونَ ذِرَاعًا حَسَبَ عَرْضِ ٱلْبَيْتِ، وَعَرْضُهُ عَشَرُ أَذْرُعٍ قُدَّامَ ٱلْبَيْتِ. ٣ 3
The portico in front of the temple's main hall was twenty cubits in length, equal to the width of the temple, and ten cubits deep in front of the temple.
وَعَمِلَ لِلْبَيْتِ كُوًى مَسْقُوفَةً مُشَبَّكَةً. ٤ 4
For the house he made windows with frames that made them more narrow at the outside than on the inside.
وَبَنَى مَعَ حَائِطِ ٱلْبَيْتِ طِبَاقًا حَوَالَيْهِ مَعَ حِيطَانِ ٱلْبَيْتِ حَوْلَ ٱلْهَيْكَلِ وَٱلْمِحْرَابِ، وَعَمِلَ غُرُفَاتٍ فِي مُسْتَدِيرِهَا. ٥ 5
Against the walls of the main chamber he built rooms around it, around both the outer room and the inner room. He built rooms all around the sides.
فَٱلطَّبَقَةُ ٱلسُّفْلَى عَرْضُهَا خَمْسُ أَذْرُعٍ، وَٱلْوُسْطَى عَرْضُهَا سِتُّ أَذْرُعٍ، وَٱلثَّالِثَةُ عَرْضُهَا سَبْعُ أَذْرُعٍ، لِأَنَّهُ جَعَلَ لِلْبَيْتِ حَوَالَيْهِ مِنْ خَارِجٍ أَخْصَامًا لِئَلَّا تَتَمَكَّنَ ٱلْجَوَائِزُ فِي حِيطَانِ ٱلْبَيْتِ. ٦ 6
The lowest story was five cubits wide, the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide. For on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around so that the beams would not be inserted in the walls of the house.
وَٱلْبَيْتُ فِي بِنَائِهِ بُنِيَ بِحِجَارَةٍ صَحِيحَةٍ مُقْتَلَعَةٍ، وَلَمْ يُسْمَعْ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ عِنْدَ بِنَائِهِ مِنْحَتٌ وَلَا مِعْوَلٌ وَلَا أَدَاةٌ مِنْ حَدِيدٍ. ٧ 7
The house was built of stones prepared at the quarry. No hammer, ax, or any iron tool was heard in the house while it was being built.
وَكَانَ بَابُ ٱلْغُرْفَةِ ٱلْوُسْطَى فِي جَانِبِ ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْأَيْمَنِ، وَكَانُوا يَصْعَدُونَ بِدَرَجٍ مُعَطَّفٍ إِلَى ٱلْوُسْطَى، وَمِنَ ٱلْوُسْطَى إِلَى ٱلثَّالِثَةِ. ٨ 8
On the south side of the temple there was an entrance at the ground level, then one went up by stairs to the middle level, and from the middle to the third level.
فَبَنَى ٱلْبَيْتَ وَأَكْمَلَهُ، وَسَقَفَ ٱلْبَيْتَ بِأَلْوَاحٍ وَجَوَائِزَ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْزِ. ٩ 9
So Solomon built the temple and finished it; he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.
وَبَنَى ٱلْغُرُفَاتِ عَلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ كُلِّهِ سَمْكُهَا خَمْسُ أَذْرُعٍ، وَتَمَكَّنَتْ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ بِخَشَبِ أَرْزٍ. ١٠ 10
He built the side rooms against the inner chambers of the temple, each side five cubits high; they were joined to the house with timbers of cedar.
وَكَانَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى سُلَيْمَانَ قَائِلًا: ١١ 11
The word of Yahweh came to Solomon, saying,
«هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتُ ٱلَّذِي أَنْتَ بَانِيهِ، إِنْ سَلَكْتَ فِي فَرَائِضِي وَعَمِلْتَ أَحْكَامِي وَحَفِظْتَ كُلَّ وَصَايَايَ لِلسُّلُوكِ بِهَا، فَإِنِّي أُقِيمُ مَعَكَ كَلَامِي ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمْتُ بِهِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ أَبِيكَ، ١٢ 12
“Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in my statutes and do justice, keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will confirm my promise with you that I had made to David your father.
وَأَسْكُنُ فِي وَسْطِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَلَا أَتْرُكُ شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ». ١٣ 13
I will live among the people of Israel and will not forsake them.”
فَبَنَى سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلْبَيْتَ وَأَكْمَلَهُ. ١٤ 14
So Solomon built the house and finished it.
وَبَنَى حِيطَانَ ٱلْبَيْتِ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ بِأَضْلَاعِ أَرْزٍ مِنْ أَرْضِ ٱلْبَيْتِ إِلَى حِيطَانِ ٱلسَّقْفِ، وَغَشَّاهُ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ بِخَشَبٍ، وَفَرَشَ أَرْضَ ٱلْبَيْتِ بِأَخْشَابِ سَرْوٍ. ١٥ 15
Then he built the interior walls of the house with boards of cedar. From the floor of the house to the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood, and he covered the floor of the house with cypress boards.
وَبَنَى عِشْرِينَ ذِرَاعًا مِنْ مُؤَخَّرِ ٱلْبَيْتِ بِأَضْلَاعِ أَرْزٍ مِنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَى ٱلْحِيطَانِ. وَبَنَى دَاخِلَهُ لِأَجْلِ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ، أَيْ قُدْسِ ٱلْأَقْدَاسِ. ١٦ 16
He built twenty cubits onto the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling. He built this room to be the inner room, the most holy place.
وَأَرْبَعُونَ ذِرَاعًا كَانَتِ ٱلْبَيْتَ، أَيِ ٱلْهَيْكَلَ ٱلَّذِي أَمَامَهُ. ١٧ 17
The main hall, that is, the holy place that was in front of the most holy place, was forty cubits long.
وَأَرْزُ ٱلْبَيْتِ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ كَانَ مَنْقُورًا عَلَى شِكْلِ قِثَّاءٍ وَبَرَاعِمِ زُهُورٍ. ٱلْجَمِيعُ أَرْزٌ. لَمْ يَكُنْ يُرَى حَجَرٌ. ١٨ 18
There was cedar inside the house, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar inside. No stonework was visible on the inside.
وَهَيَّأَ مِحْرَابًا فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْبَيْتِ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ لِيَضَعَ هُنَاكَ تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٩ 19
Solomon prepared the inner room inside the house in order to place the ark of the covenant of Yahweh there.
وَلِأَجْلِ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ عِشْرُونَ ذِرَاعًا طُولًا وَعِشْرُونَ ذِرَاعًا عَرْضًا وَعِشْرُونَ ذِرَاعًا سَمْكًا. وَغَشَّاهُ بِذَهَبٍ خَالِصٍ، وَغَشَّى ٱلْمَذْبَحَ بِأَرْزٍ. ٢٠ 20
The inner room was twenty cubits in length, twenty cubits in width, and twenty cubits in height. Solomon overlaid the walls with pure gold and covered the altar with cedar wood.
وَغَشَّى سُلَيْمَانُ ٱلْبَيْتَ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ بِذَهَبٍ خَالِصٍ. وَسَدَّ بِسَلَاسِلِ ذَهَبٍ قُدَّامَ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ. وَغَشَّاهُ بِذَهَبٍ. ٢١ 21
Solomon overlaid the inside of the temple with pure gold, and he placed chains of gold across the front of the inner room, and overlaid the front with gold.
وَجَمِيعُ ٱلْبَيْتِ غَشَّاهُ بِذَهَبٍ إِلَى تَمَامِ كُلِّ ٱلْبَيْتِ، وَكُلُّ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ ٱلَّذِي لِلْمِحْرَابِ غَشَّاهُ بِذَهَبٍ. ٢٢ 22
He overlaid the entire interior with gold until all the temple was finished. He also overlaid with gold the whole altar that belonged to the inner room.
وَعَمِلَ فِي ٱلْمِحْرَابِ كَرُوبَيْنِ مِنْ خَشَبِ ٱلزَّيْتُونِ، عُلُوُّ ٱلْوَاحِدِ عَشَرُ أَذْرُعٍ. ٢٣ 23
Solomon made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high, for the inner room.
وَخَمْسُ أَذْرُعٍ جَنَاحُ ٱلْكَرُوبِ ٱلْوَاحِدُ، وَخَمْسُ أَذْرُعٍ جَنَاحُ ٱلْكَرُوبِ ٱلْآخَرُ. عَشَرُ أَذْرُعٍ مِنْ طَرَفِ جَنَاحِهِ إِلَى طَرَفِ جَنَاحِهِ. ٢٤ 24
One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long and its other wing was also five cubits long. So from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other there was a distance of ten cubits.
وَعَشَرُ أَذْرُعٍ ٱلْكَرُوبُ ٱلْآخَرُ. قِيَاسٌ وَاحِدٌ، وَشَكْلٌ وَاحِدٌ لِلْكَرُوبَيْنِ. ٢٥ 25
The other cherub also had a wingspan ten cubits. Both the cherubim were of the same dimensions and shape.
عُلُوُّ ٱلْكَرُوبِ ٱلْوَاحِدِ عَشَرُ أَذْرُعٍ وَكَذَا ٱلْكَرُوبُ ٱلْآخَرُ. ٢٦ 26
The height of one cherub was ten cubits and the other cherub was the same.
وَجَعَلَ ٱلْكَرُوبَيْنِ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلدَّاخِلِيِّ، وَبَسَطُوا أَجْنِحَةَ ٱلْكَرُوبَيْنِ فَمَسَّ جَنَاحُ ٱلْوَاحِدِ ٱلْحَائِطَ وَجَنَاحُ ٱلْكَرُوبِ ٱلْآخَرِ مَسَّ ٱلْحَائِطَ ٱلْآخَرَ. وَكَانَتْ أَجْنِحَتُهُمَا فِي وَسْطِ ٱلْبَيْتِ يَمَسُّ أَحَدُهُمَا ٱلْآخَرَ. ٢٧ 27
Solomon placed the cherubim in the innermost room. The wings of the cherubim were stretched out so that the wing of one touched one wall and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall. Their wings touched one another in the middle of the most holy place.
وَغَشَّى ٱلْكَرُوبَيْنِ بِذَهَبٍ. ٢٨ 28
Solomon overlaid the cherubim with gold.
وَجَمِيعُ حِيطَانِ ٱلْبَيْتِ فِي مُسْتَدِيرِهَا رَسَمَهَا نَقْشًا بِنَقْرِ كَرُوبِيمَ وَنَخِيلٍ وَبَرَاعِمِ زُهُورٍ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ وَمِنْ خَارِجٍ. ٢٩ 29
He carved all the walls of the house around about with figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, in the outer and inner rooms.
وَغَشَّى أَرْضَ ٱلْبَيْتِ بِذَهَبٍ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ وَمِنْ خَارِجٍ. ٣٠ 30
Solomon overlaid the floor of the house with gold, in both the outer and inner rooms.
وَعَمِلَ لِبَابِ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ مِصْرَاعَيْنِ مِنْ خَشَبِ ٱلزَّيْتُونِ. ٱلسَّاكِفُ وَٱلْقَائِمَتَانِ مُخَمَّسَةٌ. ٣١ 31
Solomon made doors of olivewood for the entrance to the inner room. The lintel and doorposts had five indented sections.
وَٱلْمِصْرَاعَانِ مِنْ خَشَبِ ٱلزَّيْتُونِ. وَرَسَمَ عَلَيْهِمَا نَقْشَ كَرُوبِيمَ وَنَخِيلٍ وَبَرَاعِمِ زُهُورٍ، وَغَشَّاهُمَا بِذَهَبٍ، وَرَصَّعَ ٱلْكَرُوبِيمَ وَٱلنَّخِيلَ بِذَهَبٍ. ٣٢ 32
So he made two doors of olivewood, and he made on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. He overlaid them with gold and he spread the gold on the cherubim and palm trees.
وَكَذَلِكَ عَمِلَ لِمَدْخَلِ ٱلْهَيْكَلِ قَوَائِمَ مِنْ خَشَبِ ٱلزَّيْتُونِ مُرَبَّعَةً، ٣٣ 33
In this way, Solomon also made for the temple entrance doorposts of olive wood having four indented sections
وَمِصْرَاعَيْنِ مِنْ خَشَبِ ٱلسَّرْوِ. ٱلْمِصْرَاعُ ٱلْوَاحِدُ دَفَّتَانِ تَنْطَوِيَانِ، وَٱلْمِصْرَاعُ ٱلْآخَرُ دَفَّتَانِ تَنْطَوِيَانِ. ٣٤ 34
and two doors of cypress wood. The two leaves of the one door were folding and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
وَنَحَتَ كَرُوبِيمَ وَنَخِيلًا وَبَرَاعِمَ زُهُورٍ، وَغَشَّاهَا بِذَهَبٍ مُطَرَّقٍ عَلَى ٱلْمَنْقُوشِ. ٣٥ 35
He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and he evenly overlaid gold on the carved work.
وَبَنَى ٱلدَّارَ ٱلدَّاخِلِيَّةَ ثَلَاثَةَ صُفُوفٍ مَنْحُوتَةٍ، وَصَفًّا مِنْ جَوَائِزِ ٱلْأَرْزِ. ٣٦ 36
He built the inner courtyard with three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams.
فِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلرَّابِعَةِ أُسِّسَ بَيْتُ ٱلرَّبِّ فِي شَهْرِ زِيُو. ٣٧ 37
The foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلْحَادِيَةِ عَشْرَةَ فِي شَهْرِ بُولَ، وَهُوَ ٱلشَّهْرُ ٱلثَّامِنُ، أُكْمِلَ ٱلْبَيْتُ فِي جَمِيعِ أُمُورِهِ وَأَحْكَامِهِ. فَبَنَاهُ فِي سَبْعِ سِنِينٍ. ٣٨ 38
In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts and conforming to all its specifications. Solomon took seven years to build the temple.