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1 Kings 5:16

    1 Kings 5:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that worked in the work.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In addition to the chiefs of the responsible men put by Solomon to oversee the work, three thousand and three hundred in authority over the workmen.

    Webster's Revision

    besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

    World English Bible

    besides Solomon's chief officers who were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bore rule over the people who labored in the work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 5:16

    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 5:16

    Besides - three thousand and three hundred which ruled over the people - In the parallel place, 2 Chronicles 2:18, it is three thousand six hundred. The Septuagint has here the same number.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 5:16

    Comparing this verse and 1 Kings 9:23 with 2 Chronicles 2:18; 2 Chronicles 8:10, the entire number of the overseers will be seen to be stated by both writers at 3,850; but in the one case nationality, in the other degree of authority, is made the principle of the division.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 5:16

    5:16 Three thousand and c. - Whereof three thousand were set over the fifteen hundred thousand, expressed ver.15, each of these, over fifty of them, and the odd three hundred were set over these three thousand, each of these to have the oversight of ten of them, to take an account of the work for them. But in 2Chron 2:18, these overseers are said to be thirty - six hundred. The three thousand added in 2Chron 2:2, might be a reserve, to supply the places of the other three thousand: yea, or of the thirty - three hundred, as any of them should be taken off from the work by death, or sickness, or weakness, or necessary occasions; which was a prudent provision, and not unusual in like cases. And so there were thirty - six hundred commissioned for the work, but only thirty - three hundred employed at one time; and therefore both computations fairly stand together.