1 Kings 7:1
New International Version
It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.

New Living Translation
Solomon also built a palace for himself, and it took him thirteen years to complete the construction.

English Standard Version
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon, however, took thirteen years to complete the construction of his entire palace.

New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

King James Bible
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon completed his entire palace complex after thirteen years of construction.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon's palace took 13 years to build.

Good News Translation
Solomon also built a palace for himself, and it took him thirteen years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon completed his entire palace complex after 13 years of construction.

International Standard Version
But Solomon took thirteen years to build his own palace, and finally finished it.

NET Bible
Solomon took thirteen years to build his palace.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon took 13 years to finish building his palace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

New American Standard 1977
Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

King James 2000 Bible
But Solomon was building his own house for thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

American King James Version
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

American Standard Version
And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon built a house for himself in thirteen years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and brought it to perfection.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house; and he finished all his house.

English Revised Version
And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

World English Bible
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Young's Literal Translation
And his own house hath Solomon built thirteen years, and he finisheth all his house.
Study Bible
Solomon Builds His Palace
1Solomon, however, took thirteen years to complete the construction of his entire palace. 2He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high, with four rows of cedar pillars supporting the cedar beams.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:1
Later, Solomon formed an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt by marrying his daughter. Solomon brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the house of the LORD, as well as the wall around Jerusalem.

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 9:1
Now when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all that he had desired to do,

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,

2 Chronicles 8:1
Now at the end of the twenty years during which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own palace,

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I enlarged my works. I built myself houses and planted myself vineyards.

Treasury of Scripture

But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

thirteen years

1 Kings 9:10
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

2 Chronicles 8:1
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

Ecclesiastes 2:4,5
I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: …







Lexicon
Solomon,
שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

however,
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

took thirteen
שְׁלֹ֥שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

years
שָׁנָ֑ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

to complete
וַיְכַ֖ל (way·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

the construction
בָּנָ֣ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

of his entire
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

palace.
בֵּיתוֹ֙ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
Verse 1. - But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years [There is no contrast implied between the time spent upon the temple and that occupied in the building of the palace, as the word "but" seems to suggest. The close connexion which exists in the original is interrupted by the division of chapters. In 1 Kings 6:38 we read, "So was he seven years in building it." 1 Kings 7:1 then proceeds, "And he was building his own house thirteen years." The much longer period occupied in the erection of the royal palace is easily accounted for. In the first place, the buildings were much larger, and the undertaking altogether was a much more extensive one (ver. 2). Then, though seven years only were consumed in the actual building of the temple, yet preparations for the work had been made, both by David and Solomon, for a long time beforehand. Lastly, a special force of labourers would appear to have been employed on the temple, while it is probable that they wrought at the palaces in greatly diminished numbers. So that the longer period spent over his own house does not argue selfishness or worldliness on Solomon's part. On the contrary, it speaks well for his piety that he built the temple first and urged on that sacred work with so much vigour. The thirteen years date from the completion of the seven years of 1 Kings 6:38. That is to say, the building of the temple and palace together occupied twenty years, as is expressly stated in 1 Kings 9:10. It is therefore one of Stanley's reckless statements that the palace "was commenced at the same time as the temple, but not finished till eight years afterwards"], and he finished all his house. [By Solomon's "house" we are not to understand his private palace, or residence proper, alone (see ver. 8), but a range of palaces, more or less connected including the "house of the forest of Lebanon" (ver. 2), "the porch of pillars" (ver. 6), the throne-room or judgment hall (ver. 7), his own house and the house of Pharaoh's daughter (ver. 8). That all these are comprehended under the term "house" is evident from 1 Kings 9:1, 10, 15; 1 Kings 10:12, where Solomon's buildings are always spoken of as two, viz., "the house of the Lord" and the "king's house." The situation of this string of palaces is by no means certain. Josephus says it stood over against (or opposite) the temple, which is highly probable; but this still leaves the question of site open, for the palace would be justly described as ἄντικρυς ἔχων ναὸν, whether it stood west or south of the sanctuary. Ewald places it on the opposite ridge of Ophel, i.e., on the south prolongation of the temple mount; while Fergusson, Bahr, etc., locate it on the northeast side of Zion, on the opposite side of the Tyropoean valley, and overlooking it and the whole city of David. Recent explorations seem to favour Ewald's view. See "Recovery of Jerusalem," pp. 319 sqq, and "Our Work in Palestine," p. 159 sqq. When we remember that the very site of Zion is disputed, it will not surprise the reader that questions of this kind should be involved in uncertainty. And when it is further considered that the accumulated debris of Jerusalem at one point reaches a depth of 120 feet, it will be readily understood what obstacles stand in the way of their settlement.] 7:1-12 All Solomon's buildings, though beautiful, were intended for use. Solomon began with the temple; he built for God first, and then his other buildings. The surest foundations of lasting prosperity are laid in early piety. He was thirteen years building his house, yet he built the temple in little more than seven years; not that he was more exact, but less eager in building his own house, than in building God's. We ought to prefer God's honour before our own ease and satisfaction.
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