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14 He sent them to Lebanon in shifts of 10,000 men per month. They worked in Lebanon for one month, and then spent two months at home. Adoniram was supervisor of[a] the work crews. 15 Solomon also had 70,000 common laborers[b] and 80,000 stonecutters[c] in the hills, 16 besides 3,300 officials[d] who supervised the workers.[e]

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  1. 1 Kings 5:14 tn Heb “was over.”
  2. 1 Kings 5:15 tn Heb “carriers of loads.”
  3. 1 Kings 5:15 tn Heb “cutters” (probably of stones).
  4. 1 Kings 5:16 tc Some Greek mss of the OT read “3,600”; cf. 2 Chr 2:2, 18 and NLT.
  5. 1 Kings 5:16 tn Heb “besides thirty-three hundred from the officials of Solomon’s governors who were over the work, the ones ruling over the people, the ones doing the work.”