Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 6:27

He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the wings of the cherubim were spread out, so that the wing of the one was touching the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub was touching the other wall. So their wings were touching each other in the center of the house.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Cherubim;   Temple;   Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Holy of Holies;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Cherubim;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Art and Aesthetics;   Cherub, Cherubim;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cherubim;   Israel;   Jerusalem;   Palm Tree;   Solomon;   Temple;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Cherubim ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cherub, Cherubim;   Olive, Olive Tree;   Oracle;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Cherub;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Cherub, Cherubim;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Cherub;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cherubim (1);   Holy of Holies;   Temple;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he set the cherubim within the inner house,.... The holy of holies:

and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims; the carvers that framed them, they wrought them in that form; or impersonally, the wings of the cherubim were stretched out; this was the position of them, they overshadowed and covered the mercy seat and ark, and even the other two cherubim that were at the ends of the mercy seat:

so that the wing of the one touched the one wall; the southern wall:

and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; the northern wall; they reached from wall to wall, even the whole breadth of the house, which was twenty cubits, as their wings thus spread were, 1 Kings 6:24;

and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house; which was ten cubits, and that was the spread of the wings of each of them; so that the wing of the right side of the one, stretched out, touched the wing of the left side of the other fit the same position; in 2 Chronicles 3:13; their faces are said to be "inward", or "toward the house"; either toward the holy place, and so faced those that came into that and saw them; or towards the inner part of the holy of holies, their backs being to the holy place, or their faces were inward, and looked obliquely to each other.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-6.html. 1999.

Scofield's Reference Notes

they stretched forth Or, the cherubim stretched forth their wings.

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 Kings 6:27". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/1-kings-6.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 6:27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the [one] wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

Ver. 27. Within the inner house.] That is, Within the holy of holies, where they stood before the ark, to hide and cover it from the eyes even of the high priest.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:27". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-6.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

27.Their wings touched one another — They reached across the entire oracle, the two wings of each cherub covering a space ten cubits broad. 1 Kings 6:24. “The wings were evidently fastened to the back, and placed close to one another upon the shoulder-blades, so that the small space between their starting-points is not taken into consideration in the calculation of their length.” — Keil.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:27". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-6.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 6:27. He set the cherubims within the inner house — With their faces toward the sanctuary, so that they looked upon him that entered the oracle. They stretched forth the wings of the cherubims — Or, rather, the cherubims stretched forth their wings. So that the wing of one touched one wall, &c. — That is, they touched the south and north walls of the house. Whereas the wings of those cherubim that Moses made, stretched themselves from east to west. For they looked one upon the other over the mercy-seat. Their wings touched one another in the midst of the house — Where they must needs meet, being five cubits long on each side, and the house twenty cubits wide.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:27". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-6.html. 1857.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims
or, the cherubims stretched forth their wings.
Exodus 25:20; 37:9; 2 Chronicles 3:11; 5:8
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:29 - lions;  1 Kings 8:6 - under the wings;  Isaiah 6:2 - wings

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:27". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-6.html.