The Most Holy Place in the temple
8 Solomon's workers built the Most Holy Place in the temple. It was 9 metres long and 9 metres wide. That was how wide the temple itself was. They used about 20,000 kilograms of pure gold to cover its walls. 9 The gold nails weighed the same as 50 gold coins. They also covered the walls of the upstairs rooms with gold.
10 In the Most Holy Place, they made models of two cherubs. They covered them with gold. 11-13 The cherubs stood side by side in the Most Holy Place. Their faces looked towards the big hall. Each cherub had two wings. Each wing was 2.2 metres long. They held their wings out so that one wing of each cherub touched a wing of the other cherub. The other wing of each cherub touched a wall of the Most Holy Place. The four wings of the two cherubs reached across 9 metres.
14 Solomon's workers used blue, purple and red material and good linen to make a special curtain. It had pictures of cherubs on it.