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1 Kings 5:17

    1 Kings 5:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By the king's orders great stones, stones of high price, were cut out, so that the base of the house might be made of squared stone.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.

    World English Bible

    The king commanded, and they cut out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with worked stone.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 5:17

    Great stones - Stones of very large dimensions.

    Costly stones - Stones that cost much labor and time to cut them out of the rock.

    Hewed stones - Everywhere squared and polished.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 5:17

    Some of these "great, hewed (no and) stones," are probably still to be seen in the place where they were set by Solomon's builders, at the southwestern angle of the wall of the Haram area in the modern Jerusalem. The largest found so far is 38 ft. 9 in. long, and weighs about 100 tons.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 5:17

    5:17 Great and costly - Marble and porphyry, or other stones of great size and value. The foundation - Where they could not afterward be seen: and therefore that this was done, is mentioned only as a point of magnificence, except it was intended for a type, or mystical signification of the preciousness of Christ, who is the foundation of the true temple, the church of God.