New International Version
The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
King James Bible
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
Darby Bible Translation
And the foundations were of costly stones, great stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.
World English Bible
The foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
Young's Literal Translation
And the foundation is of precious stone, great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A house for Pharaoh's daughter - This appears to have been a third house; probably the whole three made but one building, and were in the same place, but distinguished from each other; the first as Solomon's palace, the second as a house of judgment, a court-house; the third, the harem, or apartments for the women.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
stones of ten cubits Reckoning the cubit at
21 inches, the ten cubits are
17 feet and a half, and the eight cubits are
14 feet. The magnitude of these stones was certainly extraordinary; but let us hear M. Volney, and our surprise will no longer be fixed on these stones, but transferred from Solomon's house to the ruins of Balbec: `What is still more astonishing is the enormous stones which compose the sloping wall. To the west, the second layer is formed of stones which are from
35 feet long, by about
9 in height. Over this layer, at the north-west angle, there are three stones, which alone occupy a space of
175 feet and a half; viz the first,
7 inches; the second,
11 inches; and the third, exactly
58 feet; and each of these is
12 feet thick. These stones are of white granite, with large shining flakes, like gypsum: there is a quarry of this kind of stone under the whole city, and another in the adjacent mountains, which is open in several places. On the right, as we approach the city, there is still lying there a stone hewn on three sides, which is
2 inches long,
10 inches broad, and
3 inches in thickness.
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
1 Kings 7:9
All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade stone cut to size and smoothed on their inner and outer faces.
1 Kings 7:11
Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
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