1 Kings 5:17
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New International Version
At the king's command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.

King James Bible
And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

World English Bible
The king commanded, and they cut out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with worked stone.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king commandeth, and they bring great stones, precious stone, to lay the foundation of the house, hewn stones;

1 Kings 5:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Great stones - Stones of very large dimensions.

Costly stones - Stones that cost much labor and time to cut them out of the rock.

Hewed stones - Everywhere squared and polished.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

costly stones

1 Kings 6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither...

1 Kings 7:9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without...

1 Chronicles 22:2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel...

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

1 Corinthians 3:11,12 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 2:6,7 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious...

Revelation 21:14-21 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb...

Library
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
1 Kings 6:7
In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.

1 Chronicles 22:2
So David gave orders to assemble the foreigners residing in Israel, and from among them he appointed stonecutters to prepare dressed stone for building the house of God.

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