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1 Kings 5:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to found the house with hewn stones.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the king commandeth, and they bring great stones, precious stone, to lay the foundation of the house, hewn stones;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the king commanded that they should bring great stones, costly stones, for the foundation of the temple, and should square them:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the king 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
commanded, 6680
{6680} Prime
צוּה
tsavah
{tsaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
and they brought 5265
{5265} Prime
נָסַע
naca`
{naw-sah'}
A primitive root; properly to pull up, especially the tent pins, that is, start on a journey.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
stones, 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
costly 3368
{3368} Prime
יָקָר
yaqar
{yaw-kawr'}
From H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively).
stones, 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
[and] hewed 1496
{1496} Prime
גָּזִית
gaziyth
{gaw-zeeth'}
From H1491; something cut, that is, dressed stone.
stones, 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
to lay the foundation 3245
{3245} Prime
יָסַד
yacad
{yaw-sad'}
A primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively to found; reflexively to sit down together, that is, settle, consult.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
of the house. 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 5:17

_ _ brought great stones — The stone of Lebanon is “hard, calcareous, whitish and sonorous, like free stone” [Shaw]. The same white and beautiful stone can be obtained in every part of Syria and Palestine.

_ _ hewed stones — or neatly polished, as the Hebrew word signifies (Exodus 20:25). Both Jewish and Tyrian builders were employed in hewing these great stones.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 5:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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1 Kings 6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe [nor] any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
1 Kings 7:9 All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and [so] on the outside toward the great court.
1 Chronicles 22:2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that [were] in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
1 Corinthians 3:11-12 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ... Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1 Peter 2:6-7 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. ... Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
Revelation 21:14-21 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. ... And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
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