1 Chronicles 22:2
New International Version
So David gave orders to assemble the foreigners residing in Israel, and from among them he appointed stonecutters to prepare dressed stone for building the house of God.

New Living Translation
So David gave orders to call together the foreigners living in Israel, and he assigned them the task of preparing finished stone for building the Temple of God.

English Standard Version
David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God.

Berean Study Bible
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners in the land of Israel, from whom he appointed stonecutters to prepare finished stones for building the house of God.

New American Standard Bible
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.

King James Bible
And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

Christian Standard Bible
So David gave orders to gather the resident aliens that were in the land of Israel, and he appointed stonecutters to cut finished stones for building God's house.

Contemporary English Version
David ordered the foreigners living in Israel to come to Jerusalem. Then he assigned some to cut blocks of stone for building the temple.

Good News Translation
King David gave orders for all the foreigners living in the land of Israel to assemble, and he put them to work. Some of them prepared stone blocks for building the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners that were in the land of Israel, and he appointed stonecutters to cut finished stones for building God's house.

International Standard Version
David subsequently issued orders to conscript the resident aliens who lived in the land of Israel and appointed stonecutters to prepare stones for building a temple for God.

NET Bible
David ordered the resident foreigners in the land of Israel to be called together. He appointed some of them to be stonecutters to chisel stones for the building of God's temple.

New Heart English Bible
David gave orders to gather together the foreigners who were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut worked stones to build God's house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David ordered the foreigners living in Israel to gather. He appointed some of them to cut stones to build God's temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

New American Standard 1977
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel, and he made them masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And David commanded to gather together the sojourners that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut hewn stones to build the house of God.

American King James Version
And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew worked stones to build the house of God.

American Standard Version
And David commanded to gather together the sojourners that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David gave orders to gather all the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he appointed stone-hewers to hew polished stones to build the house to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded to gather together all the proselytes of the land of Israel, and out of them he appointed stonecutters to hew stones and polish them, to build the house of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And David commanded to collect the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

English Revised Version
And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David commanded to assemble the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

World English Bible
David gave orders to gather together the foreigners who were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut worked stones to build the house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to gather the sojourners who are in the land of Israel, and appointeth hewers to hew hewn-stones to build a house of God.
Study Bible
Preparations for the Temple
1Then David said, “This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.” 2So David gave orders to gather the foreigners in the land of Israel, from whom he appointed stonecutters to prepare finished stones for building the house of God. 3David provided a large quantity of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with more bronze than could be weighed…
Cross References
1 Kings 5:17
And the king commanded them to quarry large, costly stones to lay the foundation of the temple with dressed stones.

1 Kings 5:18
So Solomon's and Hiram's builders, along with the Gebalites, quarried the stone and prepared the timber and stone for the construction of the temple.

1 Kings 9:20
As for all the people who remained of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites (the people who were not Israelites)--

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to destroy completely--Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.

2 Chronicles 2:17
Solomon numbered all the foreign men in the land of Israel, following the census his father David had conducted, and there were found to be 153,600 in all.

Treasury of Scripture

And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew worked stones to build the house of God.

the strangers

1 Kings 9:20,21
And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, …

2 Chronicles 2:17
And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

2 Chronicles 8:7,8
As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel, …

masons

1 Samuel 14:1
Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.

2 Samuel 5:11
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

1 Kings 5:17,18
And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house…







Lexicon
So David
דָּוִ֔יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

gave orders
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to gather
לִכְנוֹס֙ (liḵ·nō·ws)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3664: To collect, to enfold

the foreigners
הַגֵּרִ֔ים (hag·gê·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1616: A guest, a foreigner

in the land
בְּאֶ֣רֶץ (bə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

from whom he appointed
וַיַּעֲמֵ֣ד (way·ya·‘ă·mêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

stonecutters
חֹֽצְבִ֗ים (ḥō·ṣə·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

to prepare
לַחְצוֹב֙ (laḥ·ṣō·wḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

finished
גָזִ֔ית (ḡā·zîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1496: Something cut, dressed stone

stones
אַבְנֵ֣י (’aḇ·nê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

for building
לִבְנ֖וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of God.
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(2-5) David gathers craftsmen, and accumulates materials for building the house of God.

(2) And David commanded to gather together the strangers.--The word rendered "to gather together" (k?nas) is different from the terms used in 1Chronicles 15:3-4; 1Chronicles 19:7, and is late in this sense.

The strangers (gerim).--Sojourners, or resident foreigners, such as Israel had been in Egypt (Genesis 15:13). The Canaanite population are meant, who lived on sufferance under the Israelite dominion, and were liable to forced service if the government required it. (See 2Chronicles 8:7-8, and 1Kings 9:20-21.) Solomon found them by census to be 153,600 souls. The census was a preliminary to apportioning their several tasks. (See 2Chronicles 2:17-18.) David, probably on the present occasion, had held a similar census of the Canaanite serfs (2Chronicles 2:17).

And he set.--Appointed (1Chronicles 15:16-17); literally, caused to stand.

Masons.--Hewers; selected, apparently, from among "the strangers."

Wrought stones.--"Saxum quadratum," square stones (1 Kings 5:31; Isaiah 9:9).

To build the house--i.e., for building it hereafter. It is not said that the work was begun at once, but only that the organisation of the serf labour originated with David.

Verse 2. - The strangers. These are plainly called in the Septuagint "proselytes" (τοὺς προσηλὺτους). They were, of course, foreign workmen, who came in pursuit of their trade. The injunctions as to "strangers," and with regard to showing them kindness, are very numerous, beginning with Exodus 12:19, 48, 49; Exodus 22:21(20); Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 19:10, 33, 34; Numbers 15:14-16; Deuteronomy 10:18, 19; Joshua 8:33-35. It was not David's object merely to gain cheap or compulsory work (2 Chronicles 2:17, 18), but to obtain a skill, which immigrants from certain places would possess, in excess of that of his own people (2 Chronicles 2:7, 8, 13, 14), especially considering the absorption of Israel in the pursuit of war, which had so largely impeded their study and practice of these the arts of peace. 22:1-5 On occasion of the terrible judgment inflicted on Israel for the sin of David, God pointed out the place where he would have the temple built; upon which, David was excited to make preparations for the great work. David must not build, but he would do all he could; he prepared abundantly before his death. What our hands find to do for God, and our souls, and those round us, let us do it with all our might, before our death; for after death there is no device nor working. And when the Lord refuses to employ us in those services which we desired, we must not be discouraged or idle, but do what we can, though in a humbler sphere.
Jump to Previous
Aliens Appointed Appointeth Assemble Build Building Commanded Cut David Dressed Foreigners Gather Hew Hewers House Israel Lands Masons Orders Prepare Sojourners Stone Stonecutters Stone-Cutters Stones Strange Strangers Together Work Worked Wrought
Jump to Next
Aliens Appointed Appointeth Assemble Build Building Commanded Cut David Dressed Foreigners Gather Hew Hewers House Israel Lands Masons Orders Prepare Sojourners Stone Stonecutters Stone-Cutters Stones Strange Strangers Together Work Worked Wrought
Links
1 Chronicles 22:2 NIV
1 Chronicles 22:2 NLT
1 Chronicles 22:2 ESV
1 Chronicles 22:2 NASB
1 Chronicles 22:2 KJV

1 Chronicles 22:2 Bible Apps
1 Chronicles 22:2 Biblia Paralela
1 Chronicles 22:2 Chinese Bible
1 Chronicles 22:2 French Bible
1 Chronicles 22:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: aliens among and appointed assemble build building David dressed for foreigners from gather gave God he hew house in Israel land living of orders out prepare set So stone stonecutters stones the them to were who

OT History: 1 Chronicles 22:2 David commanded to gather together the foreigners (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Chronicles 22:1
Top of Page
Top of Page