1 Kings 5:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
not including his 3,300 foremen who supervised the workers.

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.

New King James Version
besides three thousand three hundred from the chiefs of Solomon’s deputies, who supervised the people who labored in the work.

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

NASB 1995
besides Solomon's 3,300 chief deputies who were over the project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work.

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

Amplified Bible
besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were in charge of the project and who were in charge of the people doing the work.

Christian Standard Bible
not including his thirty-three hundred deputies in charge of the work. They supervised the people doing 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Apart from the Princes who stood for Solomon over the work, three thousand and three hundred were authorized over the people who were doing the work.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
besides the rulers that were appointed over the works of Solomon, there were three thousand six hundred masters who wrought in the works.

Contemporary English Version
and over 3,000 assistants to keep track of the work and to supervise the workers.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
and he placed 3,300 foremen in charge of them to supervise their work.

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

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
apart from the three thousand and three hundred heads of the officers of Solomon who [are] over the work—those ruling over the people who are working in the business.

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 six hundred, who bore rule over the people who labored 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Workmen and Laborers
15Solomon had 70,000 porters and 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, 16not including his 3,300 foremen who supervised the workers. 17And the king commanded them to quarry large, costly stones to lay the foundation of the temple with dressed stones.…

Cross References
1 Kings 9:23
They were also the chief officers over Solomon's projects: 550 supervisors over the people who did the work.

2 Chronicles 2:2
So he conscripted 70,000 porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors.


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.

1 Kings 9:23
These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

2 Chronicles 2:2
And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
not including
לְ֠בַד (lə·ḇaḏ)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

his
לִשְׁלֹמֹה֙ (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

3,300 {}
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

foremen
מִשָּׂרֵ֨י (miś·śā·rê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

who supervised
הָרֹדִ֣ים (hā·rō·ḏîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7287: To tread down, subjugate, to crumble off

the workers.
בָּעָ֔ם (bā·‘ām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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