1 Kings 7:47
New International Version
Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

New Living Translation
Solomon did not weigh all these things because there were so many; the weight of the bronze could not be measured.

English Standard Version
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because there were so many of them; the weight of the bronze was not ascertained.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon left all these articles unweighed, because there were so many. The weight of the bronze could not be determined.

King James Bible
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

New King James Version
And Solomon did not weigh all the articles, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

New American Standard Bible
However, Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be determined.

NASB 1995
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.

NASB 1977
And Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.

Amplified Bible
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze could not be determined.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

American Standard Version
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed , because they were exceeding many: the weight of the brass could not be found out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Solomon made all the very many implements. There was no end to the weight of brass.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There was no reckoning of the brass of which he made all these works, from the very great abundance, there was no end of the weight of the brass.

Contemporary English Version
There were so many bronze things that Solomon never bothered to weigh them, and no one ever knew how much bronze was used.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon placed all the vessels: but for exceeding great multitude the brass could not be weighed.

English Revised Version
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: the weight of the brass could not be found out.

Good News Translation
Solomon did not have these bronze objects weighed, because there were too many of them, and so their weight was never determined.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon left all the products unweighed because so much bronze was used. No one tried to determine how much the bronze weighed.

International Standard Version
Solomon never inventoried the weight of the bronze used, because there were too many utensils, so the weight of the bronze used was never ascertained.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many; the weight of the brass could not be found out.

Literal Standard Version
And Solomon places the whole of the vessels; because of the very great abundance, the weight of the bronze has not been searched out.

NET Bible
Solomon left all these items unweighed; there were so many of them they did not weigh the bronze.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: the weight of the bronze could not be found out.

World English Bible
Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were exceeding many: the weight of the brass could not be found out.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon placeth the whole of the vessels; because of the very great abundance, the weight of the brass hath not been searched out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Completion of the Bronze Works
46The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. 47Solomon left all these articles unweighed, because there were so many. The weight of the bronze could not be determined.

Cross References
2 Kings 25:14
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes, and all the articles of bronze used in the temple service.

2 Kings 25:16
As for the two pillars, the Sea, and the movable stands that Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the weight of the bronze from all these articles was beyond measure.

1 Chronicles 22:3
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

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.

2 Chronicles 4:18
Solomon made all these articles in such great abundance that the weight of the bronze could not be determined.

Jeremiah 52:20
As for the two pillars, the Sea, the twelve bronze bulls under it, and the movable stands that King Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the weight of the bronze from all these articles was beyond measure.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

found out [heb] searched

1 Chronicles 22:14,16
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…









(47) Solomon left all the vessels unweighed.--The brass for these vessels had (1Chronicles 18:8) been taken by David from Tibhath and Chun, cities of the territory of Zobah, and laid up with other stores for the purpose of the Temple. How these cities were so rich in brass we are not told; but there are very ancient copper-mines, once worked by the Egyptians, in the Sinaitic peninsula; and the allusions to mining of various kinds in Job 28:1-11 (perhaps belonging to the time of Solomon) are very striking.

Verse 47. - And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed [the interpretation of the A.V. italics is justified by the next clauses] because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out. [Marg. searched. So Gesen. al. This does not mean that the "brass for each vessel was not weighed out" (Bahr), but that the total weight of the metal was not, perhaps could not, be ascertained.] The sacred record now proceeds to enumerate the vessels, etc., used inside the temple - those hitherto described having been for external use. These latter, as became the furniture of a house which blazed in gold, were all of gold, while the former were of brass. It would seem to be a fair inference, from the omission of Hiram's name, that he was not employed on the manufacture of these latter vessels.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Solomon {left}
שְׁלֹמֹה֙ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

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

these articles
הַכֵּלִ֔ים (hak·kê·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

unweighed,
וַיַּנַּ֤ח (way·yan·naḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

because there were so
מְאֹ֣ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

many.
מֵרֹ֖ב (mê·rōḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

The weight
מִשְׁקַ֥ל (miš·qal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing

of the bronze
הַנְּחֹֽשֶׁת׃ (han·nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

could not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

be determined.
נֶחְקַ֖ר (neḥ·qar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately


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