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;
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryGreat 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
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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