1 Chronicles 22:3
New International Version
He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, and more bronze than could be weighed.

New Living Translation
David provided large amounts of iron for the nails that would be needed for the doors in the gates and for the clamps, and he gave more bronze than could be weighed.

English Standard Version
David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing,

Berean Study Bible
David 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

King James Bible
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

New King James Version
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails of the doors of the gates and for the joints, and bronze in abundance beyond measure,

New American Standard Bible
And David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed;

NASB 1995
David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed;

NASB 1977
And David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed;

Amplified Bible
David prepared large quantities of iron to make nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps (trusses), and more bronze than could be weighed;

Christian Standard Bible
David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

American Standard Version
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to make some of them Blacksmiths, workers of iron to make axes and hatchets. And David prepared bars of iron, and much brass was there. There was no measure of weight for it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David prepared much iron for the nails of the doors and the gate; the hinges also and brass in abundance, there was no weighing of it.

Contemporary English Version
He got a large supply of iron to make into nails and hinges for the doors, and he provided so much bronze that it could not be weighed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David prepared in abundance iron for the nails of the gates, and for the closures and joinings: and of brass an immense weight.

English Revised Version
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;

Good News Translation
He supplied a large amount of iron for making nails and clamps for the wooden gates, and so much bronze that no one could weigh it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David prepared a large quantity of iron for nails and fittings on the doors of the gates. He also prepared so much bronze that it couldn't be weighed.

International Standard Version
David also provisioned abundant supplies of iron for nails to build the doors for gates and to build clamps. Furthermore, he provided so much bronze it wasn't inventoried,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;

Literal Standard Version
And David has prepared iron in abundance for nails for leaves of the gates and for couplings, and bronze in abundance—there is no weighing,

NET Bible
David supplied a large amount of iron for the nails of the doors of the gates and for braces, more bronze than could be weighed,

New Heart English Bible
David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and bronze in abundance without weight;

World English Bible
David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;

Young's Literal Translation
And iron in abundance for nails for leaves of the gates, and for couplings, hath David prepared, and brass in abundance -- there is no weighing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Preparations for the Temple
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 4and more cedar logs than could be counted; for the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought a large quantity of cedar logs to David.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:47
Solomon left all these articles unweighed, because there were so many. The weight of the bronze could not be determined.

1 Chronicles 22:14
Now behold, I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the LORD--100,000 talents of gold, 1,000,000 talents of silver, and bronze and iron too great to be weighed. I have also provided timber and stone, and you may add to them.

1 Chronicles 29:2
Now with all my ability I have made provision for the house of my God--gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and slabs of marble--all in abundance.

1 Chronicles 29:7
Toward the service of God's house they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze, and 100,000 talents of iron.


Treasury of Scripture

And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

prepared iron

1 Chronicles 29:2,7
Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance…

without weight

1 Chronicles 22:14
Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

1 Kings 7:47
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

2 Chronicles 4:18
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.









(3) For the nails.--Mism?rim happens to occur only in the later books of the Old Testament, but may well be an ancient word. (Comp. the Assyrian asmare "spears," which derives from the same root.)

For the doors of the gates.--he doors were to be what we call folding-doors (1Kings 6:34-35).

For the joinings.--Literally, things that couple, or connect (feminine participle): i.e., iron clamps and hinges. In 2Chronicles 34:11 the same term is used of wooden clamps or braces.

And brass.--Bronze, which was much used in the ornamental work of ancient buildings. Comp. the plates of bronze which once adorned the doors of the temple of Shalmaneser II. (B.C. 854), at Balawat, and are now in the British Museum. Sennacherib, in a later age (B.C. 700), describes the doors of his palace at Nineveh as "overlaid with shining bronze."

Without weight.--A natural hyperbole. The actual amounts would, of course, be known to the royal treasurers. (Comp. the common use of the phrases la niba, la mani "without number," "without measure," in Assyrian accounts of spoils and captives.)

Verse 3. - Iron... the joinings; and brass. The very first Bible mention of metals (Genesis 4:22) places these two together. Whence Solomon got his "abundance" of the latter we have read in 1 Chronicles 18:8; for the "abundance' of the former he would not necessarily go further than his own land. Although the expression, "the land whose stones are iron" (Deuteronomy 8:9), is possibly enough a poetical figure where it stands, yet some of the force of the figure may have sprung from its nearness to fact. The abundant use of iron in a great variety of tools, implements, weapons, and the knowledge of it in bar and sheet, might be illustrated from a large number of quotations from Scripture (Deuteronomy 19:5; Deuteronomy 27:5; 2 Samuel 12:31; 2 Kings 6:5; Isaiah 10:34; Amos 1:3; and many others). The "joinings" were the clamps and plates of various size and shape, which held strongly together, whether beams of wood or blocks of stone.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

provided
הֵכִ֣ין (hê·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

a large quantity of
לָ֠רֹב (lā·rōḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

iron
וּבַרְזֶ֣ל ׀ (ū·ḇar·zel)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1270: Iron, an iron implement

to make the nails
לַֽמִּסְמְרִ֞ים (lam·mis·mə·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4548: A nail

for the doors
לְדַלְת֧וֹת (lə·ḏal·ṯō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

of the gateways
הַשְּׁעָרִ֛ים (haš·šə·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

and for the fittings,
וְלַֽמְחַבְּר֖וֹת (wə·lam·ḥab·bə·rō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4226: A joiner, brace, cramp

together with more
לָרֹ֖ב (lā·rōḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

bronze
וּנְחֹ֥שֶׁת (ū·nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

than could be weighed
מִשְׁקָֽל׃ (miš·qāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing


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