1 Kings 5:13-18 NIV

13 King Solomon conscripted laborers1 from all Israel--thirty thousand men.

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14 He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram2 was in charge of the forced labor.

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15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,
16 as well as thirty-three hundreda foremen3 who supervised the project and directed the workmen.

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    • d 5:16 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Chron. 2:2,18) "thirty-six hundred"
      17 At the king's command they removed from the quarry4 large blocks of quality stone5 to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.

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      18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram6 and the men of Gebalb7 cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

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        • e 5:18 - That is, Byblos