2 Chronicles 2:2
New International Version
He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as stonecutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.

New Living Translation
He enlisted a force of 70,000 laborers, 80,000 men to quarry stone in the hill country, and 3,600 foremen.

English Standard Version
And Solomon assigned 70,000 men to bear burdens and 80,000 to quarry in the hill country, and 3,600 to oversee them.

Berean Study Bible
So he conscripted 70,000 porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors.

King James Bible
And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

New King James Version
Solomon selected seventy thousand men to bear burdens, eighty thousand to quarry stone in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred to oversee them.

New American Standard Bible
So Solomon assigned seventy thousand men to carry loads, eighty thousand men to quarry stone in the mountains, and 3,600 to supervise them.

NASB 1995
So Solomon assigned 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains and 3,600 to supervise them.

NASB 1977
So Solomon assigned 70,000 men to carry loads, and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains, and 3,600 to supervise them.

Amplified Bible
So Solomon assigned 70,000 men to carry loads, 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains, and 3,600 to supervise them.

Christian Standard Bible
so he assigned 70,000 men as porters, 80,000 men as stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 as supervisors over them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so he assigned 70,000 men as porters, 80,000 men as stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 as supervisors over them.

American Standard Version
And Solomon counted out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand men that were hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Solomon numbered seventy thousand men the bearers of poles, and eighty thousand men Stone Cutters in the mountain, and Leaders over them, three thousand and six hundred.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon gathered seventy thousand men that bore burdens, and eighty thousand hewers of stone in the mountain, and there were three thousand six hundred superintendents over them.

Contemporary English Version
He assigned 70,000 men to carry building supplies and 80,000 to cut stone from the hills. And he chose 3,600 men to supervise these workers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he numbered out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand to hew stones in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred to over- see them.

English Revised Version
And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand men that were hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

Good News Translation
He put 70,000 men to work transporting materials, and 80,000 to work cutting stone in the hill country. There were 3,600 others responsible for supervising the work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon drafted 70,000 men to carry heavy loads, 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains, and 3,600 foremen.

International Standard Version
So Solomon conscripted 70,000 men to do heavy work, 80,000 men to quarry in the hill country, and 3,600 to supervise them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon counted out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand men that were hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

Literal Standard Version
and Solomon numbers seventy thousand men bearing burden, and eighty thousand men hewing in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers over them.

NET Bible
Solomon had 70,000 common laborers and 80,000 stonecutters in the hills, in addition to 3,600 supervisors.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

World English Bible
Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

Young's Literal Translation
and Solomon numbereth seventy thousand men bearing burden, and eighty thousand men hewing in the mountain, and overseers over them -- three thousand and six hundred.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Preparations for the Temple
1Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself. 2So he conscripted 70,000 porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors. 3Then Solomon sent word to Hiram king of Tyre: “Do for me as you did for my father David when you sent him cedars to build himself a house to live in.…

Cross References
Joshua 9:21
They continued, "Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers for the whole congregation." So the leaders kept their promise.

1 Kings 5:15
Solomon had 70,000 porters and 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains,

1 Kings 5:16
not including his 3,300 foremen who supervised the workers.

2 Chronicles 2:18
Solomon made 70,000 of them porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors.


Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon told out three score and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

told out threescore

2 Chronicles 2:18
And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

1 Kings 5:15,16
And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; …









(2) And Solomon told out.--That is, counted out. (Comp. Psalm 22:17; Exodus 5:8.) For the rest of this verse see Note on 2Chronicles 2:18, where its contents are repeated. (Comp. 1Kings 5:15.)

To bear . . . to hew . . . to oversee.--Bearers of . . . hewers . . . overseers over, as in 2Chronicles 2:18. . . .

Verse 2. - The presence of this verse here, and the composition of it, may probably mark some corruptness of text or error of copyists, as the first two words of it are the proper first two words of ver. 17, and the remainder of it shows the proper contents of ver. 18, which are not only in other aspects apparently in the right place there, but also by analogy of the parallel (1 Kings 5:15, 16). The contents of this verse will therefore be considered with vers. 17, 18.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So he conscripted
וַיִּסְפֹּ֨ר (way·yis·pōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

70,000 {}
שִׁבְעִ֥ים (šiḇ·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 7657: Seventy (a cardinal number)

porters,
סַבָּ֔ל (sab·bāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5449: Burden bearer

80,000 {}
וּשְׁמוֹנִ֥ים (ū·šə·mō·w·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's 8084: Eighty, eightieth

stonecutters
חֹצֵ֣ב (ḥō·ṣêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

in the mountains,
בָּהָ֑ר (bā·hār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

and 3,600
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

supervisors.
וּמְנַצְּחִ֣ים (ū·mə·naṣ·ṣə·ḥîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 2:2 Solomon counted out seventy thousand men (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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