1 Kings 6:37
New International Version
The foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv.

New Living Translation
The foundation of the LORD’s Temple was laid in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign.

English Standard Version
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

Berean Study Bible
The foundation of the house of the LORD was laid in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, in the month of Ziv.

King James Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

New King James Version
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

New American Standard Bible
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

NASB 1995
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

NASB 1977
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

Amplified Bible
In the fourth year [of King Solomon’s reign] the foundation of the LORD’S house was laid, in the [second] month, Ziv (April-May).

Christian Standard Bible
The foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid in Solomon’s fourth year in the month of Ziv.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid in Solomon’s fourth year in the month of Ziv.

American Standard Version
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Ziv.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the fourth year the foundation of the house of LORD JEHOVAH was laid in the month Eyar.

Contemporary English Version
Work began on the temple during Ziv, the second month of the year, four years after Solomon became king of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the fourth year was the house of the Lord founded in the month Zio:

English Revised Version
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Ziv.

Good News Translation
The foundation of the Temple was laid in the second month, the month of Ziv, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the month of Ziv of the fourth year of Solomon's reign, the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid.

International Standard Version
The foundation for the LORD's Temple was laid in the month of Ziv during the fourth year of Solomon's reign,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Ziv.

Literal Standard Version
In the fourth year the house of YHWH has been founded, in the month of Ziv,

NET Bible
In the month Ziv of the fourth year of Solomon's reign the foundation was laid for the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Ziv.

World English Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yahweh laid, in the month Ziv.

Young's Literal Translation
In the fourth year hath the house of Jehovah been founded, in the month Zif,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Courtyard
36Solomon built the inner courtyard with three rows of dressed stone and one row of trimmed cedar beams. 37The foundation of the house of the LORD was laid in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, in the month of Ziv. 38In his eleventh year and eighth month, the month of Bul, the temple was finished in every detail and according to every specification. So he built the temple in seven years.…

Cross References
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, in the month of Ziv, the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, he began to build the house of the LORD.

1 Kings 6:38
In his eleventh year and eighth month, the month of Bul, the temple was finished in every detail and according to every specification. So he built the temple in seven years.

1 Kings 9:10
Now at the end of the twenty years during which Solomon built these two houses, the house of the LORD and the royal palace,


Treasury of Scripture

In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

1 Kings 6:1
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 3:2
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.









(37) Zif (the "brightness of flowers") corresponds to about May;

Verse 37. - In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the Lord laid, in the month Zif [see on ver. 1].

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The foundation of the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

was laid
יֻסַּ֖ד (yus·saḏ)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

in the fourth
הָֽרְבִיעִ֔ית (hā·rə·ḇî·‘îṯ)
Article | Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's 7243: Fourth, a fourth

year [of Solomon's reign],
בַּשָּׁנָה֙ (baš·šā·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

in the month
בְּיֶ֖רַח (bə·ye·raḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3391: A lunation, month

of Ziv.
זִֽו׃ (ziw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2099: The second month of the Jewish calendar


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