1 Kings 5:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
- Darby Bible

And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
- Webster's Bible

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

And the king commandeth, and they bring great stones, precious stone, to lay the foundation of the house, hewn stones;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:31) And the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with hewn stone.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 5:17


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


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