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1 Kings 5:15

    1 Kings 5:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Solomon had three score and ten thousand that bore burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he had seventy thousand for the work of transport, and eighty thousand stone-cutters in the mountains;

    Webster's Revision

    And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains;

    World English Bible

    Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains;

    Definitions for 1 Kings 5:15

    Fourscore - Eighty.
    Threescore - Sixty.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 5:15

    Threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens - These were all strangers, or proselytes, dwelling among the Israelites; as we learn from the parallel place, 2 Chronicles 2:17, 2 Chronicles 2:18.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 5:15

    That bare burdens ... - Compare the marginal references. These laborers, whose services were continuous, consisted of "strangers" - "the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites" - whom Solomon, following the example of his father 1 Chronicles 22:2, condemned to slavery, and employed in this way.