1 Kings 7:1
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New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

King James Bible
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house; and he finished all his house.

World English Bible
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Young's Literal Translation
And his own house hath Solomon built thirteen years, and he finisheth all his house.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thirteen years - The thirteen years, i. e., counting from the end of the seven 1 Kings 6:38. Solomon's buildings thus occupied him twenty years 1 Kings 9:10; 2 Chronicles 8:1, from the fourth year of his reign to the twenty-fourth. The difference in the time taken by the temple and the palace is to be accounted for,

(1) by the long period of preparation which preceded the actual building of the former 1 Chronicles 22:2-4; 1 Kings 5:13-18; and

(2) by the greater size of the palace, which consisted of several large ranges of buildings. (See the next note.)

1 Kings 7:1 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether any Preparation and Disposition for Grace is Required on Man's Part?
Objection 1: It would seem that no preparation or disposition for grace is required on man's part, since, as the Apostle says (Rom. 4:4), "To him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt." Now a man's preparation by free-will can only be through some operation. Hence it would do away with the notion of grace. Objection 2: Further, whoever is going on sinning, is not preparing himself to have grace. But to some who are going on sinning grace is given, as is
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

That the Ruler Should be a Near Neighbour to Every one in Compassion, and Exalted Above all in Contemplation.
The ruler should be a near neighbour to every one in sympathy, and exalted above all in contemplation, so that through the bowels of loving-kindness he may transfer the infirmities of others to himself, and by loftiness of speculation transcend even himself in his aspiration after the invisible; lest either in seeking high things he despise the weak things of his neighbours, or in suiting himself to the weak things of his neighbours he relinquish his aspiration after high things. For hence it is
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
1 Kings 3:1
Then Solomon formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem.

1 Kings 6:38
In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.

1 Kings 9:1
Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do,

1 Kings 9:10
It came about at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house

2 Chronicles 8:1
Now it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;

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