New Living Translation
The foundation of the LORD's Temple was laid in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon's reign.
King James Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:
Darby Bible Translation
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Zif;
World English Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yahweh laid, in the month Ziv.
Young's Literal Translation
In the fourth year hath the house of Jehovah been founded, in the month Zif,
1 Kings 6:37 Parallel
Commentary1 Kings 6:37 Parallel Commentaries
The book of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.), …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Kings 6:1
It was in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon's reign, that he began to construct the Temple of the LORD. This was 480 years after the people of Israel were rescued from their slavery in the land of Egypt.
1 Kings 6:38
The entire building was completed in every detail by midautumn, in the month of Bul, during the eleventh year of his reign. So it took seven years to build the Temple.
1 Kings 9:10
It took Solomon twenty years to build the LORD's Temple and his own royal palace. At the end of that time,
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