1 Kings 5:13

“ And King Solomon raised a leuie out of all Israel, and the leuie was thirtie thousand men.”

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And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- King James Version

Now King Solomon levied forced laborers from all Israel; and the forced laborers numbered 30,000 men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then King Solomon got together men for the forced work through all Israel, thirty thousand men in number;
- Basic English Bible

And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- Darby Bible

And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- Webster's Bible

King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- World English Bible

And king Solomon lifteth up a tribute out of all Israel, and the tribute is thirty thousand men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:27) And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 5:13


5:13 The levy - Which were to be employed in the most honourableand easy parts of the work relating to the temple; and these wereIsraelites; but those fifteen hundred thousand mentioned ver.#15|,were strangers. If it seem strange, that so many thousands should beemployed about so small a building as the temple was; it must be considered, that the temple, all its parts being considered, was far larger than men imagine; that it is probable, they were employed by turns, as the thirty thousand were, ver.#14|, else they had been oppressed with hard and uninterrupted labours. that the timber and stone hewed and carried by them, was designed, not only for the temple, but also for Solomon's own houses, and buildings; because we read of no other levy of men, nor of any care and pains taken after the building of the temple, for the procurement, or preparation of materials for his own houses, or his other buildings; nay, that this very levy of men was made and employed for the building of the Lord's house, and Solomon's house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer, is expressed chap.#9:15|.


Discussion for 1 Kings 5

  • Anne


    Coming together and working together to build the House of the Lord is a good thing. "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity". Ps. 133



  • Josiah Dibiah
    . * . God carefully choose Solomon and endowed him with wisdom majorly for purpose of building the Temple which is symbole of the Church (body of Christ) Today. Christ the cheif corner Stone - our Rock of Ages, He is foundation of the Church.
  • Ogo Anyaeche
    God is a covenant keeping God. He fulfilled it the house of David
    By making solomon king and verse 12 iving him the wisdom as He romiised
  • Olivia
    God is a awsome God we serve. Just keep the faith
  • RALPH WATERS
    IN STUDY OF THIS CHAPTER. IS SEE HOW THE LORD WILL PROVIDE OUR EVERY NEED WITH ABUNDANCE.
  • Muyiwa Mepaiyeda
    Chapter 5 shows us how awesome God is. His greatness was demonstrated in His benevolence to Solomon. He blessed him so much that he became a blessing like Abraham and through this many came to hear of his God.

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