2 Chronicles 34:11
New International Version
They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to purchase dressed stone, and timber for joists and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into ruin.

New Living Translation
They hired carpenters and builders, who purchased finished stone for the walls and timber for the rafters and beams. They restored what earlier kings of Judah had allowed to fall into ruin.

English Standard Version
They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.

Berean Study Bible
They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to buy dressed stone, as well as timbers for couplings and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to deteriorate.

King James Bible
Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

New King James Version
They gave it to the craftsmen and builders to buy hewn stone and timber for beams, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

New American Standard Bible
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.

NASB 1995
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and to the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.

NASB 1977
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and to the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.

Amplified Bible
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings (trusses, braces) and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.

Christian Standard Bible
they gave it to the carpenters and builders and also used it to buy quarried stone and timbers—for joining and making beams—for the buildings that Judah’s kings had destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they gave it to the carpenters and builders and also used it to buy quarried stone and timbers--for joining and making beams--for the buildings that Judah's kings had destroyed.

American Standard Version
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they gave to the Carpenters, and to the Builders, and to the Buyers of the precious gems, and wood for repair, and for the plastering of the house that the Kings of Yehuda had stripped.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They gave it also to the carpenters and builders, to buy squared stones, and timber for beams to cover the houses which the kings of Juda had destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
and they gave the rest of it to the carpenters and builders, who used it to buy the stone and wood they needed to repair the other buildings that Judah's kings had not taken care of.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they gave it to the artificers, and to the masons, to buy stones out of the quarries, and timber for the couplings of the building, and to rafter the houses, which the kings of Juda had destroyed.

English Revised Version
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Good News Translation
the carpenters and the builders to buy the stones and the timber used to repair the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to decay.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(These workers included carpenters and builders.) They were to buy quarried stones and wood for the fittings and beams of the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to become run-down.

International Standard Version
They, in turn, paid the carpenters and builders to purchase quarried stone and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that previous kings of Judah had let deteriorate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Literal Standard Version
and they give [it] to craftsmen and to builders to buy hewn stones, and wood for couplings and for beams [for] the houses that the kings of Judah had destroyed.

NET Bible
They gave money to the craftsmen and builders to buy chiseled stone and wood for the braces and rafters of the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into disrepair.

New Heart English Bible
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy cut stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

World English Bible
even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy cut stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Young's Literal Translation
and they give it to artificers, and to builders, to buy hewn stones, and wood for couplings and for beams to the houses that the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Josiah Repairs the Temple
10They put it into the hands of the supervisors of those doing the work of the house of the LORD, who in turn gave it to the workmen restoring and repairing the house of the LORD. 11They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to buy dressed stone, as well as timbers for couplings and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to deteriorate. 12And the men did the work faithfully. The Levites overseeing them were Jahath and Obadiah, descendants of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descendants of Kohath. Other Levites, all skilled with musical instruments,…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 33:4
Manasseh also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."

2 Chronicles 34:10
They put it into the hands of the supervisors of those doing the work of the house of the LORD, who in turn gave it to the workmen restoring and repairing the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

floor.

2 Chronicles 33:4-7,22
Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever…









(11) Even to . . . builders.--And they gave it to the craftsmen and to the builders.

For couplings.--For the couplings or girders; an explanation added by the chronicler.

And to floor . . . destroyed.--Kings, "to repair the house." The reference to the defacement of the Temple buildings by idolatrous kings may be compared with the similar notice concerning Athaliah's sons, 2Chronicles 24:7, and Ahaz, 2Chronicles 28:24. Perhaps, however, the expression "destroyed" does not mean more than "allowed to go to ruin."

To floor.--To rafter, or joist. (See margin.)

The houses.--The chambers.

Verse 11. - The exact work done we are unable to follow with precision. The parallel describes it, in more general terms, as "repairing the breaches." The repairs here spoken of, however, betoken, to say the least the rough usage, as well as "negligence," of kings like Manasseh and Amen, and suggest a further question as to the nature of those heathen and idolatrous practices, which cost so much to the very structure of temple and houses, i.e. probably the contiguous chambers of the main building (1 Kings 6:5), the exact style of which, however, is very doubtful.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They also gave [money]
וַֽיִּתְּנ֗וּ (way·yit·tə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to the carpenters
לֶחָֽרָשִׁים֙ (le·ḥā·rā·šîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2796: A fabricator, any material

and builders
וְלַבֹּנִ֔ים (wə·lab·bō·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 1129: To build

to buy
לִקְנוֹת֙ (liq·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

dressed
מַחְצֵ֔ב (maḥ·ṣêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4274: A hewing, a quarry

stone,
אַבְנֵ֣י (’aḇ·nê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 68: A stone

as well as timbers
וְעֵצִ֖ים (wə·‘ê·ṣîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

for couplings
לַֽמְחַבְּר֑וֹת (lam·ḥab·bə·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4226: A joiner, brace, cramp

and beams
וּלְקָרוֹת֙ (ū·lə·qā·rō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7136: To light upon, to bring about, to impose timbers

for the buildings
הַבָּ֣תִּ֔ים (hab·bāt·tîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the kings
מַלְכֵ֥י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Judah
יְהוּדָֽה׃ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

had allowed to deteriorate.
הִשְׁחִ֖יתוּ (hiš·ḥî·ṯū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin


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