1 Kings 7:1
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New International Version
It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Building his own house - This house is said to have been situated in Jerusalem, and probably was, what some call it, his winter's residence. It is called the king's house, 1 Kings 9:10.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thirteen years

1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

2 Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

Ecclesiastes 2:4,5 I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

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Gadara
There was a double Gadara. One at the shore of the Mediterranean sea: that was first called Gezer, 1 Kings 9:15. In Josephus, "Simon destroyed the city Gazara, and Joppe, and Jamnia."--And in the Book of the Maccabees, "And he fortified Joppe, which is on the sea, and Gazara, which is on the borders of Azotus." At length, according to the idiom of the Syrian dialect, Zain passed into Daleth; and instead of Gazara, it was called Gadara. Hence Strabo, after the mention of Jamnia, saith, "and there
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 3:1
Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem.

1 Kings 6:38
In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it.

1 Kings 9:1
When Solomon had finished building the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do,

1 Kings 9:10
At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings--the temple of the LORD and the royal palace--

2 Chronicles 8:1
At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace,

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards.

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