King Solomon raised a levy of forced labor out of all Israel; and the levy numbered thirty thousand men.
And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month in relays; they would be a month in Lebanon and two months at home; Adoni'ram was in charge of the levy.
Solomon also had seventy thousand burden-bearers and eighty thousand hewers of stone in the hill country,
besides Solomon's three thousand three hundred chief officers who were over the work, who had charge of the people who carried on the work.
At the king's command, they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.
So Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the men of Gebal did the hewing and prepared the timber and the stone to build the house.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)