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1 Kings 7:1

    1 Kings 7:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Solomon was thirteen years building a house for himself till it was complete.

    Webster's Revision

    And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    World English Bible

    Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 7:1

    Building his own house - This house is said to have been situated in Jerusalem, and probably was, what some call it, his winter's residence. It is called the king's house, 1 Kings 9:10.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 7:1

    Thirteen years - The thirteen years, i. e., counting from the end of the seven 1 Kings 6:38. Solomon's buildings thus occupied him twenty years 1 Kings 9:10; 2 Chronicles 8:1, from the fourth year of his reign to the twenty-fourth. The difference in the time taken by the temple and the palace is to be accounted for,

    (1) by the long period of preparation which preceded the actual building of the former 1 Chronicles 22:2-4; 1 Kings 5:13-18; and

    (2) by the greater size of the palace, which consisted of several large ranges of buildings. (See the next note.)