5240 building

5240 building

The construction of something together with the skilled people involved. Scripture also uses the term figuratively.

Building materials

Ge 11:3; 1Ki 5:17; Hag 1:8 See also Ex 27:1; 1Ki 6:9; 2Ch 2:3; Isa 54:11

Building skills

1Ki 5:18 See also Ex 36:1; 1Ki 6:7; 2Ki 12:11; 2Ki 22:5-6; 1Ch 22:1-2

The variety of building projects

Towns and cities 1Ki 16:24 See also Ge 4:17; Jdg 1:26; 1Ch 11:8

Houses Ecc 2:4 See also Jer 35:8-9

Temples Ac 17:24 See also 1Ki 6:2; 1Ki 8:13; Ezr 3:10

Altars Jos 8:30-31 See also Ge 8:20; Ex 24:4; 2Sa 24:25

Palaces 2Sa 5:11 See also 1Ki 3:1; 1Ki 7:2; Hos 8:14

Walls Ps 51:18 See also Ne 2:17-18; Mic 7:11

The tower of Babel Ge 11:4-5

Building used figuratively

Mt 16:18; 2Co 5:1; 1Th 5:11; 1Pe 2:4-5 See also 1Ki 11:38 Jesus Christ as the capstone of a building: Ps 118:22; Mt 21:42 pp Mk 12:10 pp Lk 20:17; Ac 4:11; 1Pe 2:7
Pr 9:1 the house of wisdom; Mt 7:24-26 pp Lk 6:48-49 the wise and foolish builders; Ro 15:20; 1Co 3:9-15; 2Co 10:8; Eph 2:20-22; Eph 4:12,29; Col 2:7; Heb 3:3-4; Heb 11:10

See also

4366stones
5207architecture
5212arts and crafts
5272craftsmen
5317foundation
5403masons
5506roof
5604walls
5778adorning
7254plumb-line
7467temple, Solomon’s
8413edification

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