1 Kings 6:18-23

1 Kings 6:18-23 King James Version (KJV)
18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of theLord.

20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

Easy English Bible
18 (They made) the inside of thetemplewithcedar(wood). (They made) pictures (in the wood) of plants like flowers. (They made) everything out of cedar (wood). You could not see any stone.19 (Solomon) made the (MostHoly) place inside thetemplefor thearkof theLORD’scovenant.20 This (MostHoly Placewas called) the insidesanctuary. It was 20cubitslong, 20 cubits wide and 20 cubits high. (Solomon) putpuregold on everything (in thesanctuary). He also did this with thecedaraltar.21 Solomon covered everything inside thetemplewithpuregold. Also, he put a curtain that they made out of gold in front of thesanctuary. (Everything in the sanctuary) he covered with gold.22 So he covered everything inside (the temple) with gold. He also covered with gold thealtarby the insidesanctuary.

23 In the insidesanctuary, (Solomon) made twocherubsfromolivewood. Each one was 10cubitshigh

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18 There was stone in the building, the cedar was what was seen it is carved and decorated this was commonly done in important building the Romans did this with marble and stone.

19 The special box is the ark of the covenant this was one of the most important items to be in the most holy of holies it symbolized God being there in there temple.

20 These steps were symbolic of God coming down from heaven for the offerings they were big because of this.

21 The house was covered with gold. Gold was always precious so it was high value it was not commonly used in building this was that this building was more valuable than the gold they were using, heaven is paved with streets of gold.

22 This was very much gold used for this building this was a lot of cost but no where near the cost Jesus gave us when He gave us His life, this was worth more than all the gold.

23 Cherubim were angels God used to guard things there was one put in the Garden of Eden. There were also Cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant. These Cherubim were in the Holy of Holies and were much bigger than any man but as big as they were God is bigger.