Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goes on diligently , and prospers in their hands.
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George Leo Haydock
Unpolished. Protestants, "great. "(Haydock)
Hebrew, "to be rolled. "See Vitruv. x. 6. Septuagint, "choice stones. "Kimchi, "marble. "(Calmet)
3 Esdras, "polished and precious stones. "(Haydock)
Yet the Vulgate seems more conformable to chap. vi. 4., and Aggeus ii. 2. (Menochius) (Ribera)
Walls, every fourth course, 3 Kings vi. 36. (Calmet)