1 Kings 6:14-17

1 Kings 6:14-17 King James Version (KJV)
14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

Easy English Bible
14 So Solomon built thetemple and he finished it.15 He put boards (that his men made from)cedar wood on the inside walls. The boards went from the floor of thetemple to its ceiling. (The men) covered the floor of the temple withpine wood.16 (Solomon) made a MostHoly Place at the back of thetemple. It was inside the temple and it was 20cubits long. It hadcedar boards from floor to ceiling. It made a very special place (inside the temple).17 The room in front of this (MostHoly) Place was 40cubits long.18 (They made) the inside of thetemple withcedar (wood). (They made) pictures (in the wood) of plants like flowers. (They made) everything out of cedar (wood). You could not see any stone.

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14 Solomon had the house built and finished, Solomon most likely just made sure that the building was done as we see in earlier scripture. Now there is a temple to go to.

15 It was not as common to have as many walls inside as the temple would have. These inside walls were made from cedar, it was not common to have cedar on the inside of a building due to the expense, and it shows nothing was left back from the building of this house for the Lord.

16 The Holies of Holies, the most sacred place, God end up ripping the curtain after Christ died. This was room only one priest went into once a year. The steps were made but the other items in the holies of holies were already made during the time of Moses they would just be placed in the Holy o holies.

17 The steps stood for going up the God who was in heaven, God would not take stairs to come down to the earth but would come down in Spirit and be born of a virgin and die on a cross for us.