1 Kings 7:11
New International Version
Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.

New Living Translation
The blocks of high-quality stone used in the walls were also cut to measure, and cedar beams were also used.

English Standard Version
And above were costly stones, cut according to measurement, and cedar.

Berean Study Bible
Above these were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.

King James Bible
And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

New King James Version
And above were costly stones, hewn to size, and cedar wood.

New American Standard Bible
And above were valuable stones, cut according to measure, and cedar.

NASB 1995
And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar.

NASB 1977
And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar.

Amplified Bible
And above [the foundation] were expensive stones, stones cut according to measure, and cedar.

Christian Standard Bible
Above were also costly stones, cut to size, as well as cedar wood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Above were also costly stones, cut to size, as well as cedar wood.

American Standard Version
And above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure, and cedar-wood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From above were costly stones according to the measure of cut stones and cedars.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And above with costly stones, according to the measure of hewn stones, and with cedars.

Contemporary English Version
The cedar beams and other stones that had been cut to size were on top of these foundation stones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And above there were costly stones, or equal measure, hewed; and, in like manner, planks of cedar:

English Revised Version
And above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure, and cedar wood.

Good News Translation
On top of them were other stones, cut to measure, and cedar beams.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Above [the foundation] were cedar beams and high-grade stone blocks, which had been cut to size.

International Standard Version
Above these were expensive stones cut according to specifications, and cedar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And above were costly stones, after the measure of hewn stones, and cedar-wood.

Literal Standard Version
and precious stones [are] above, according to the measures of hewn work, and cedar;

NET Bible
Above the foundation the best stones, chiseled to the right size, were used along with cedar.

New Heart English Bible
Above were costly stones, even cut stone, according to measure, and cedar wood.

World English Bible
Above were costly stones, even cut stone, according to measure, and cedar wood.

Young's Literal Translation
and above are precious stone, according to the measures of hewn work, and cedar;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Builds His Palace
10The foundations were laid with large, costly stones, some ten cubits long and some eight cubits long. 11Above these were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams. 12The great courtyard was surrounded by three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams, as were the inner courtyard and portico of the house of the LORD.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:10
The foundations were laid with large, costly stones, some ten cubits long and some eight cubits long.

1 Kings 7:12
The great courtyard was surrounded by three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams, as were the inner courtyard and portico of the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

Ephesians 2:20-22
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; …

1 Peter 2:5
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.









Verse 11. - And above [i.e., upon the foundation stones just described] were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones [It is implied here that the stones of the superstructure were less than those of the foundation. It is also implied that the former were more carefully smoothed and. faced than the latter] and cedars. [Heb. cedar.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Above these
וּמִלְמַ֗עְלָה (ū·mil·ma‘·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

were high-grade
יְקָר֛וֹת (yə·qā·rō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

stones,
אֲבָנִ֧ים (’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 68: A stone

cut
גָּזִ֖ית (gā·zîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1496: Something cut, dressed stone

to size,
כְּמִדּ֥וֹת (kə·mid·dō·wṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4060: Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute

and cedar beams.
וָאָֽרֶז׃ (wā·’ā·rez)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 730: A cedar tree


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