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2 Chronicles 2:17-18


2:17 Solomon took a census 1  of all the male resident foreigners in the land of Israel, after the census his father David had taken. There were 153,600 in all. 2:18 He designated 2  70,000 as common laborers, 3  80,000 as stonecutters 4  in the hills, and 3,600 as supervisors to make sure the people completed the work. 5 

1 tn Heb “counted.”

2 tn Heb “made.”

3 tn Heb “carriers of loads.”

4 tn Or “quarry workers”; Heb “cutters” (probably referring to stonecutters).

5 tn Heb “and thirty-six hundred [as] supervisors to compel the people to work.”

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