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15 Solomon had seventy thousand common laborers[a] and eighty thousand stone craftsmen in the hill country. 16 Besides the chiefs of the officers Solomon had, there were three thousand three hundred having charge over the people who were doing the work. 17 When the king commanded, they quarried great stones and precious stones to lay the foundation of the house with hewn stones.

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  1. 1 Kings 5:15 Literally “carrying burden”

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