1 Kings 7:1
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New Living Translation
Solomon also built a palace for himself, and it took him thirteen years to complete the construction.

King James Bible
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house; and he finished all his house.

World English Bible
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Young's Literal Translation
And his own house hath Solomon built thirteen years, and he finisheth all his house.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:1 House - The royal palace for himself, and for his successors. Thirteen years - Almost double the time to that in which the temple was built; because neither were the materials so far provided and prepared for this, as they were for the temple: nor did either he or his people use the same diligence in this, as in the other work; to which they were quickened by God's express command.

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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 3:1
Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and married one of his daughters. He brought her to live in the City of David until he could finish building his palace and the Temple of the LORD and the wall around the city.

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 9:1
So Solomon finished building the Temple of the LORD, as well as the royal palace. He completed everything he had planned to do.

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,

2 Chronicles 8:1
It took Solomon twenty years to build the LORD's Temple and his own royal palace. At the end of that time,

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards.

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