1 Kings 5:15
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New International Version
Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens - These were all strangers, or proselytes, dwelling among the Israelites; as we learn from the parallel place, 2 Chronicles 2:17, 2 Chronicles 2:18.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

threescore These were all strangers, or proselytes, dwelling among the israelites, as we learn from the paralled place in 2 Chron.

1 Kings 9:20-22 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites...

2 Chronicles 2:17,18 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel...

2 Chronicles 8:7-9 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites...

Ezra 2:58 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

Nehemiah 7:57,60 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida...

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Great Preparations for a Great Work
'And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. 2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3. Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. 4. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Joshua 9:21
They continued, "Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers in the service of the whole assembly." So the leaders' promise to them was kept.

1 Kings 9:20
There were still people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites).

2 Chronicles 2:2
He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as stonecutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.

2 Chronicles 2:17
Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600.

2 Chronicles 2:18
He assigned 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be stonecutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.

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