1 Kings 7:9
New International Version
All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade stone cut to size and smoothed on their inner and outer faces.

New Living Translation
From foundation to eaves, all these buildings were built from huge blocks of high-quality stone, cut with saws and trimmed to exact measure on all sides.

English Standard Version
All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court.

Berean Study Bible
All these buildings were constructed with costly stones, cut to size and trimmed with saws inside and out from the foundation to the eaves, and from the outside to the great courtyard.

King James Bible
All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.

New King James Version
All these were of costly stones cut to size, trimmed with saws, inside and out, from the foundation to the eaves, and also on the outside to the great court.

New American Standard Bible
All of these were made of valuable stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the large courtyard.

NASB 1995
All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

NASB 1977
All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

Amplified Bible
All these were of expensive stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great courtyard.

Christian Standard Bible
All of these buildings were of costly stones, cut to size and sawed with saws on the inner and outer surfaces, from foundation to coping and from the outside to the great courtyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All of these buildings were of costly stones, cut to size and sawed with saws on the inner and outer surfaces, from foundation to coping and from the outside to the great courtyard.

American Standard Version
All these were of costly stones, even of hewn stone, according to measure, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside unto the great court.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All these costly stones were like the measure of cut stone that was extracted with a chisel from within and from outside and from its foundations and above and from outside and unto the courtyard of the house.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All these were of costly stones, sculptured at intervals within even from the foundation even to the top, and outward to the great court,

Contemporary English Version
From the foundation all the way to the top, these buildings and the courtyard were made out of the best stones carefully cut to size, then smoothed on every side with saws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All of costly stones, which were sawed by a certain rule and measure both within and without: from the foundation to the top of the walls, and without unto the great court.

English Revised Version
All these were of costly stones, even of hewn stone, according to measure, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside unto the great court.

Good News Translation
All these buildings and the great court were made of fine stones from the foundations to the eaves. The stones were prepared at the quarry and cut to measure, with their inner and outer sides trimmed with saws.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the foundation to the roof, all these buildings, including the large courtyard, were built with high-grade stone blocks. The stone blocks were cut to size and trimmed with saws on their inner and outer faces.

International Standard Version
All of these were made with expensive stones, pre-cut according to specifications, hand-sawed inside and out from the foundation to the coping, including from inside to the great court.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside unto the great court.

Literal Standard Version
All these [are] of precious stones, according to the measures of hewn work, sawn with a saw, inside and outside, even from the foundation to the coping, and at the outside, to the great court.

NET Bible
All of these were built with the best stones, chiseled to the right size and cut with a saw on all sides, from the foundation to the edge of the roof and from the outside to the great courtyard.

New Heart English Bible
All these were of costly stones, even of cut stone, according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

World English Bible
All these were of costly stones, even of cut stone, according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

Young's Literal Translation
All these are of precious stone, according to the measures of hewn work, sawn with a saw, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and at the outside, unto the great court.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Builds His Palace
8And the palace where Solomon would live, set further back, was of similar construction. He also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married. 9All these buildings were constructed with costly stones, cut to size and trimmed with saws inside and out from the foundation to the eaves, and from the outside to the great courtyard. 10The foundations were laid with large, costly stones, some ten cubits long and some eight cubits long.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:8
And the palace where Solomon would live, set further back, was of similar construction. He also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had married.

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


Treasury of Scripture

All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.

costly stones

1 Kings 7:10,11
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits…

1 Kings 5:17
And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.









Verse 9. - All these [i.e.buildings palaces] were of costly [or precious; cf. 1 Kings 5:31 [1 Kings 5:17] and vers. 10, 11] stones, according to the measures of hewed stones [lit., of squaring or hewing, same word in 1 Kings 5:31 (Hebr.) [1 Kings 5:17], 1 Kings 6:36, and Isaiah 9:9, etc. All the stones in these several buildings were shaped to certain specified dimensions], sawed with saws [גָּרַר is obviously an onomatopoetic word, like our saw. Gesenius cites σαίρω, serro, etc. The Egyptians, whose saws were apparently all single handed, do not seem to have applied this instrument to stone, but part of a double-handed saw was found at Nimrud (Layard, p. 195, and Dict. Bib., art. "Saw"). That saws were in common use and were made of iron is implied in 2 Samuel 12:31], within and without [It is not quite clear whether the meaning is that the two surfaces exposed to view, one within and the other without, the building were shaped with saws, or that the inner and hidden surface of the stone was thus smoothed as well as the exposed parts], even from the foundation unto the coping [or corbels. It is generally agreed (Gesen., Keil, Bight) that the reference is to the "projecting stones on which the beams rest," though Thenius would understand battlements (Deuteronomy 22:8) to be intended. But for these a different word is always used, and the LXX γεῖσος signifies the projection of the roof, not an erection upon it], and so on the outside toward the great court [i.e., the pavement of the court was of sawed stones (see ver. 12).]

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

these [buildings]
אֵ֜לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

were constructed with costly
יְקָרֹת֙ (yə·qā·rōṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

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

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

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

and trimmed
מְגֹרָר֥וֹת (mə·ḡō·rā·rō·wṯ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 1641: To drag off roughly, to bring up the cud, to saw

with saws
בַּמְּגֵרָ֖ה (bam·mə·ḡê·rāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4050: A saw

inside
מִבַּ֣יִת (mib·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and out
וּמִח֑וּץ (ū·mi·ḥūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

from the foundation
וּמִמַּסָּד֙ (ū·mim·mas·sāḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4527: A foundation

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the eaves,
הַטְּפָח֔וֹת (haṭ·ṭə·p̄ā·ḥō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2947: A spread of the hand, a palm-breadth, a corbel

from the outside
וּמִח֖וּץ (ū·mi·ḥūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the great
הַגְּדוֹלָֽה׃ (hag·gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

courtyard.
הֶחָצֵ֥ר (he·ḥā·ṣêr)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet


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