New Living Translation
Solomon did not weigh all these things because there were so many; the weight of the bronze could not be measured.
King James Bible
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed from their exceeding number; the weight of the brass was not ascertained.
World English Bible
Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were exceeding many: the weight of the brass could not be found out.
Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon placeth the whole of the vessels; because of the very great abundance, the weight of the brass hath not been searched out.
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Commentary1 Kings 7:47 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
2 Kings 25:14
They also took all the ash buckets, shovels, lamp snuffers, dishes, and all the other bronze articles used for making sacrifices at the Temple.
2 Kings 25:16
The weight of the bronze from the two pillars, the Sea, and the water carts was too great to be measured. These things had been made for the LORD's Temple in the days of King Solomon.
1 Chronicles 22:3
David provided large amounts of iron for the nails that would be needed for the doors in the gates and for the clamps, and he gave more bronze than could be weighed.
1 Chronicles 22:14
"I have worked hard to provide materials for building the Temple of the LORD--nearly 4,000 tons of gold, 40,000 tons of silver, and so much iron and bronze that it cannot be weighed. I have also gathered timber and stone for the walls, though you may need to add more.
2 Chronicles 4:18
Solomon used such great quantities of bronze that its weight could not be determined.
The weight of the bronze from the two pillars, the Sea with the twelve bronze oxen beneath it, and the water carts was too great to be measured. These things had been made for the LORD's Temple in the days of King Solomon.
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