1 Kings 7:47
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New International Version
Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Cast them, in the clay ground - In this place he found that particular kind of clay that was proper for his purpose. Some suppose that the place where Hiram had his foundry was on the other side, some on this side, of Jordan. Calmet supposes that it was near Bethshan.

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because they were exceeding many [heb] for the exceeding multitude

2 Chronicles 4:18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

found out [heb] searched

1 Chronicles 22:14,16 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold...

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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
2 Kings 25:14
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.

2 Kings 25:16
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the movable stands, which Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.

1 Chronicles 22:3
He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, and more bronze than could be weighed.

1 Chronicles 22:14
"I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the LORD a hundred thousand talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone. And you may add to them.

2 Chronicles 4:18
All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze could not be calculated.

Jeremiah 52:20
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.

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