New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon had 70,000 transporters, and 80,000 hewers of stone in the mountains,
King James Bible
And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had seventy thousand that bore burdens, and eighty thousand stone-masons in the mountains;
World English Bible
Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains;
Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon hath seventy thousand bearing burdens, and eighty thousand hewing in the mountain,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That bare burdens ... - Compare the marginal references. These laborers, whose services were continuous, consisted of "strangers" - "the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites" - whom Solomon, following the example of his father 1 Chronicles 22:2, condemned to slavery, and employed in this way.
The book of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.), …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
The leaders said to them, "Let them live." So they became hewers of wood and drawers of water for the whole congregation, just as the leaders had spoken to them.
1 Kings 9:20
As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,
2 Chronicles 2:2
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.
2 Chronicles 2:17
Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel, following the census which his father David had taken; and 153,600 were found.
2 Chronicles 2:18
He appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.
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