1 Kings 5:17
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New American Standard Bible
Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.

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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Some of these "great, hewed (no and) stones," are probably still to be seen in the place where they were set by Solomon's builders, at the southwestern angle of the wall of the Haram area in the modern Jerusalem. The largest found so far is 38 ft. 9 in. long, and weighs about 100 tons.

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Library
Kings
The book[1] 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

Cross References
1 Kings 6:7
The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.

1 Chronicles 22:2
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.

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