1 Kings 5:16
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New International Version
as well as thirty-three hundred foremen who supervised the project and directed the workers.

New Living Translation
and 3,600 foremen to supervise the work.

English Standard Version
besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief officers who were over the work, who had charge of the people who carried on the work.

New American Standard Bible
besides Solomon's 3,300 chief deputies who were over the project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
not including his 3,300 deputies in charge of the work. They ruled over the people doing the work.

International Standard Version
Solomon also employed 3,300 officials to supervise the work and to manage the people employed in the construction.

NET Bible
besides 3,300 officials who supervised the workers.

New Heart English 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and 3,300 foremen who were in charge of the workers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were over the project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
besides Solomon's chief officers who were over the work, there were three thousand three hundred who ruled over the people that did the work.

King James 2000 Bible
Besides the chief of Solomon's officers who were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who ruled over the people that labored in the work.

American King James Version
Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that worked in the work.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Besides the overseers who were over every work, in number three thousand, and three hundred that ruled over the people, and them that did the work.

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

English Revised Version
besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Solomon's Workmen and Laborers
15Now Solomon had 70,000 transporters, and 80,000 hewers of stone in the mountains, 16besides Solomon's 3300 chief deputies who were over the project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work. 17Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:23
These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people doing the work.

2 Chronicles 2:2
So Solomon assigned 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains and 3,600 to supervise them.
Treasury of Scripture

Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that worked in the work.

three thousand In the parallel passage of Chronicles, it is `three thousand six hundred,' which is also the reading of the Septuagint her.

1 Kings 9:23 These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, …

2 Chronicles 2:2 And Solomon told out three score and ten thousand men to bear burdens, …

(16) The chief of Solomon's officers we should certainly have supposed to have been taken from the Israelites (as clearly were the 550 named in 1Kings 9:23). But the passage in Chronicles (2Chronicles 2:18)--reckoning them at 3,600--seems to imply that they were, like the overseers of Israel in the Egyptian bondage (Exodus 5:14-15), taken from the subject races.

Verse 16. - Beside [without counting] the chief of Solomon's officers [Heb. the princes of the overseers, i.e., the princes who acted as overseers, principes qui praefecti erant (Vatabl.)] which were over the work three thousand and three hundred [This large number proves that the "chiefs of the overseers" cannot be meant. Were all the 3,300 superior officers, there must have been quite an army of subalterns. But we read of none. In 1 Kings 9:23, an additional number of 550 "princes of the overseers" (same expression) is mentioned, making a total of 3,850 superintendents, which agrees with the total stated in the Book of Chronicles. It is noteworthy, however, that the details differ from those of the Kings. In 2 Chronicles 2:17 we read of a body of 3,600 "overseers to set the people a work," whilst in 1 Kings 8:10 mention is made of 250 "princes of the overseers." These differences result, no doubt, from difference of classification and arrangement (J.H. Michaelis). In Chronicles the arrangement is one of race, i.e., 3,600 aliens גּרֵים; cf. 2 Chronicles 2:18) and 250 Israelites, whilst in Kings it is one of status, i.e., 3,300 inferior and 550 superior officers. It follows consequently that all the inferior and 300 of the superior overseers were Canaanites] which ruled over the people that wrought in the work. Besides the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work,.... Over the whole work, preparatory for the building of the temple; though it seems chiefly to have respect to that of hewing the stones, and bringing them to the city:

three thousand and three hundred which ruled over the people that wrought in the work; to keep them to their work, and to see that they performed it well: in 2 Chronicles 2:18; they are said to be 3600, which is three hundred more than here; those three hundred are the chief officers mentioned in the former part of this verse, which were over the whole work, and even over the 3600 overseers, and with them made up the sum of 3600; so Jacob Leon (h) observes there were 3300 master workmen, and three hundred commanders over them all.

(h) Relation of Memorable Things in the Temple, ch. 3. p. 14. 5:10-18 The temple was chiefly built by the riches and labour of Gentiles, which typified their being called into the church. Solomon commanded, and they brought costly stones for the foundation. Christ, who is laid for a Foundation, is a chosen and precious Stone. We should lay our foundation firm, and bestow most pains on that part of our religion which lies out of the sight of men. And happy those who, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, for a habitation of God through the Spirit. Who among us will build in the house of the Lord?
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