14 He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in relays; they were in Lebanon a month and two months at home. And (A)Adoniram was over the forced laborers. 15 Now (B)Solomon had 70,000 [a]transporters, and 80,000 hewers of stone in the mountains, 16 (C)besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were over the [b]project and who ruled over the people who were doing the work.

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  1. 1 Kings 5:15 Or burden bearers
  2. 1 Kings 5:16 Lit work

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. Adoniram(A) was in charge of the forced labor. 15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills, 16 as well as thirty-three hundred[a] foremen(B) who supervised the project and directed the workers.

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  1. 1 Kings 5:16 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Chron. 2:2,18) thirty-six hundred