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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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 toole of yron heard in the house, while it was in building.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(And the stones used in the building of the house were squared at the place where they were cut out; there was no sound of hammer or axe or any iron instrument while they were building the house.)
- Basic English Bible

And the house, when it was being built, was built of stone entirely 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 being built.
- Darby Bible

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 ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
- Webster's Bible

The house, when it was in building, was built of stone prepared at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
- World English Bible

And the house, in its being built, of perfect stone brought [thither] hath been built, and hammer, and the axe -- any instrument of iron -- was not heard in the house, in its being built.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 6:7


6:7 Made ready - Hewed, and squared, and fitted exactly accordingto the direction of the architect. Neither hammer, &c. - So it wasordered, partly for the ease and conveniency of carriage: partly, for themagnificence of the work, and commendation of the workmen's skill anddiligence: and partly, for mystical signification. And as this temple wasa manifest type both of Christ's church upon earth, and of the heavenlyJerusalem: so this circumstance signified as to the former, that it isthe duty of the builders and members of the church, as far as in them lies,to take care that all things be transacted there with perfect peace andquietness; and that no noise of contention, or division, or violence, beheard in that sacred building: and for the latter, that no spiritual stone,no person, shall bear a part in that heavenly temple, unless he be firsthewed, and squared, and made meet for it in this life.


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