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1 Kings 5:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Gebalites did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones to build the house.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew [them], and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders and the Gebalites cut them, and prepared the timbers and the stones to build the house.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Solomon's builders, and Hiram's builders did hew [them], and the stone-squarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Giblites hewed them, and prepared timber and stones to build the house.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders with the Gebalites wrought them,—thus made they ready the timber and the stones, for building the house.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the builders of Solomon, and the builders of Hiram, and the Giblites hew, and prepare the wood and the stones to build the house.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the masons of Solomon, and the masons of Hiram, hewed them: and the Giblians prepared timber and stones to build the house.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Solomons builders, and Hirams builders, did hewe them, and the stone-squarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they prepared the stones and the timber [during] three years.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Shelomoh's builders and Chiram's builders did hew [them], and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lm's שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
שְׁלֹמֹה
Sh@lomoh
{shel-o-mo'}
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
builders 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
and rm's חִירָם 2438
{2438} Prime
חִירָם
Chiyram
{khee-rawm'}
Another form of H2361; Chiram or Chirom, the name of two Tyrians.
builders 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
did hew 6458
{6458} Prime
פָּסַל
pacal
{paw-sal'}
A primitive root; to carve, whether wood or stone.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[them], and the stonesquarers: 1382
{1382} Prime
גִּבְלִי
Gibliy
{ghib-lee'}
Patrial from H1380; a Gebalite, or inhabitant of Gebal.
so they prepared 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
timber 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
and stones 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
to build 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
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 5:18

_ _ and the stone squarers — The Margin, which renders it “the Giblites” (Joshua 13:5), has long been considered a preferable translation. This marginal translation also must yield to another which has lately been proposed, by a slight change in the Hebrew text, and which would be rendered thus: “Solomon’s builders, and Hiram’s builders, did hew them and bevel them” [Thenius]. These great beveled or grooved stones, measuring some twenty, others thirty feet in length, and from five to six feet in breadth, are still seen in the substructures about the ancient site of the temple; and, in the judgment of the most competent observers, were those originally employed “to lay the foundation of the house.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 5:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 5:18

Stone — squarers — Heb. the Giblites, the inhabitants of Gebel, a place near Zidon, famous for artificers and architects, Joshua 13:5. These are here mentioned apart, distinct from the rest of Hiram's builders, as the most eminent of them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 5:18

And Solomon's builders and Hiram's (f) builders did hew [them], and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.

(f) The Hebrew word is Giblim, which some say were excellent masons.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the stonesquarers:
or, Giblites,
Joshua 13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
Psalms 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Ezekiel 27:9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise [men] thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
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