2 Chronicles 3:2
New International Version
He began building on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

New Living Translation
The construction began in midspring, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign.

English Standard Version
He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon began construction on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

King James Bible
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

New King James Version
And he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

New American Standard Bible
He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

NASB 1995
He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

NASB 1977
And he began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

Amplified Bible
Solomon began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

Christian Standard Bible
He began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

American Standard Version
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he began to build the building in it in the second month of the fourth year of his kingdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he began to build in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he began to build in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

English Revised Version
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Good News Translation
in the second month of the fourth year that he was king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

International Standard Version
He began construction on the second day of the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Literal Standard Version
and he begins to build in the second [day], in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

NET Bible
He began building on the second day of the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

New Heart English Bible
And he began to build in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

World English Bible
He began to build in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Young's Literal Translation
and he beginneth to build in the second day, in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Temple Construction Begins
1Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David. This was the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2Solomon began construction on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign. 3The foundation that Solomon laid for the house of God was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, according to the old standard.…

Cross References
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, in the month of Ziv, the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, he began to build the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David. This was the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2 Chronicles 3:3
The foundation that Solomon laid for the house of God was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, according to the old standard.


Treasury of Scripture

And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

in the second

1 Kings 6:1
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.









(2) In the second day of the second month.--Heb., in the second month in the second. The versions omit the repetition, which is probably a scribe's error. "On the second day" would be expressed in Hebrew differently. Read simply, "And he began to build in the second month," i.e., in Zif (or April--May). See 1Kings 6:1.

Verse 2. - In the second day. The word "day" as italicized in our Authorized Version type is of course not found in the Hebrew text. Several manuscripts fail also to show the other words of this clause, viz. "In the second;" and that they are probably spurious derives confirmation from the fact that neither the Arabic nor Syriac Versions, nor the Septuagint nor Vulgate translations, produce them. In the second month, in the fourth year. Reading the verse, therefore, as though it began thus, the most interesting but doubtful question of fixing an exact chronology for what preceded Solomon's reign is opened. In our present text there is little sign of anything to satisfy the offers to do so, if only again to disappoint the more grievously. There we read of "four hundred and eighty years" from the Exodus to this beginning of the building of Solomon's temple. Now, this latter date can be determined with tolerable accuracy (viz. as some twenty years before B.C. 1000) by travelling backwards from the date (n.c. 536) of Cyrus taking Babylon, and the beginning of the return from the Captivity ( B.C. 535), making allowance for the seventy years of the Captivity, the duration of the line of separate Judah-kings, and the remanet, a large one, of the years of Solomon's reign. All this, however, helps nothing at all the period stretching from the Exodus to the beginning of the building of the temple. And the events of this period, strongly corroborated by other testimony (see Canon Rawlinson, 'Speaker's Commentary,' vol. it. pp. 575, 576), seem to show convincingly that no faith can be reposed in the authenticity of the chronological statement of our parallel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Solomon] began
וַ֠יָּחֶל (way·yā·ḥel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

construction
לִבְנ֞וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1129: To build

on the second
הַשֵּׁנִי֙ (haš·šê·nî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

day of the second
בַּשֵּׁנִ֔י (baš·šê·nî)
Preposition-b, Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

month
בַּחֹ֤דֶשׁ (ba·ḥō·ḏeš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2320: The new moon, a month

in the fourth
אַרְבַּ֖ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

year
בִּשְׁנַ֥ת (biš·naṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8141: A year

of his reign.
לְמַלְכוּתֽוֹ׃ (lə·mal·ḵū·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom


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