1 Kings 7:9
Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside towards the great court.

1 Kings 7:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And roofing in (of) cedar was above the over the side-rooms upon the pillars, five and forty; fifteen the row." ספן is to be understood of the roofing, as in 1 Kings 6:15 (compare ספּן, 1 Kings 6:15). The numbers "forty-five and fifteen the row" cannot refer to העמּוּדים, but must refer, as Thenius assumes, to הצּלעת as the main idea, which is more precisely defined by העמּוּדים על. If we took it as referring to the pillars, as I myself have formerly done, we should have to assume that there were only galleries or pillar-halls above the lower rows of pillars, which is at variance with הצּלעת. There were forty-five side-rooms, therefore, built upon the lower rows of pillars, in ranges of fifteen each. This could only be done by the ranges of rooms being built, not side by side, but one over the other, in other words, by the forty-five side-rooms forming three stories, as in the side buildings of the temple, so that each story had a "row" of fifteen side-rooms round it. This view receives support from 1 Kings 7:4 : "and beam-layers (שׁקפים, beams, as in 1 Kings 6:4) were three rows, and outlook against outlook three times;" i.e., the rows of side-rooms were built one over the other by means of layers of beams, so that the rooms had windows opposite to one another three times; that is to say, the windows looking out upon the court were so arranged in the three stories that those on the one side were vis vis to those on the opposite side of the building. The expression in 1 Kings 7:5, אל־מחזה מחזה מוּל, "window over against window," compels us to take אל־מחזה in the sense of "opposite to the window" (אל, versus), and not, as Thenius proposes, "outlook against outlook," according to which אל is supposed to indicate that the windows were only separated from one another by slender piers. מחזה, which only occurs here, is different from חלּון, the ordinary window, and probably denotes a large opening affording a wide outlook.

1 Kings 7:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

Cross References
1 Kings 7:8
His own house where he was to dwell, in the other court back of the hall, was of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter whom he had taken in marriage.

1 Kings 7:10
The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits.

Jump to Previous
Blocks Costly Court Courtyard Cut Different Faces Foundation Front Great Hewed Hewn High-Grade Highly House Inner Inside Measure Measures Outer Outside Priced Sawed Saws Size Square Stone Stones Towards Trimmed Walled Within
Jump to Next
Blocks Costly Court Courtyard Cut Different Faces Foundation Front Great Hewed Hewn High-Grade Highly House Inner Inside Measure Measures Outer Outside Priced Sawed Saws Size Square Stone Stones Towards Trimmed Walled Within
Links
1 Kings 7:9 NIV
1 Kings 7:9 NLT
1 Kings 7:9 ESV
1 Kings 7:9 NASB
1 Kings 7:9 KJV

1 Kings 7:9 Bible Apps
1 Kings 7:9 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 7:9 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 7:9 French Bible
1 Kings 7:9 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 Kings 7:8
Top of Page
Top of Page