1 Kings 7:9 King James Version (KJV) 9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court. 1 Kings 7:9 BBE 9 All these buildings were made, inside and out, from base to crowning stone, and outside to the great walled square, of highly priced stone, cut to different sizes with cutting-instruments. These are my thoughts, please share yours. Stone is almost permanent; it can with stand great heat and most weather. These stones were valuable stones maybe marble. This is similar to the stones of the temple. Did we focus on building our lives here on earth or do we focus more on using our lives here for His glory in heaven, Solomon’s focus started to become about his life rather then serving the Lord, we should not make his error with our lives.