1 Kings 5:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Besides the chiefe of Solomons officers which were ouer the worke, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled ouer the people that wrought in the worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

besides Solomon's 3,300 chief deputies who {were} over the project {and} who ruled over the people who were doing the work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

besides the overseers whom Solomon had set over the work, three thousand three hundred, who ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
- Darby Bible

Besides the chief of Solomon's officers who were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

apart from the heads of the officers of Solomon, who [are] over the work, three thousand and three hundred, those ruling over the people who are working in the business.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:30) besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bore rule over the people that wrought in the work.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 5:16


5:16 Three thousand &c. - Whereof three thousand were set over thefifteen hundred thousand, expressed ver.#15|, each of these, over fiftyof them, and the odd three hundred were set over these three thousand, eachof these to have the oversight of ten of them, to take an account of thework for them. But in #2Chron 2:18|, these overseers are said to bethirty - six hundred. The three thousand added in #2Chron 2:2|, might bea reserve, to supply the places of the other three thousand: yea, or of thethirty - three hundred, as any of them should be taken off from the work bydeath, or sickness, or weakness, or necessary occasions; which was a prudentprovision, and not unusual in like cases. And so there were thirty - sixhundred commissioned for the work, but only thirty - three hundred employed atone time; and therefore both computations fairly stand together.


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