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.”

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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

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.


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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