The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 9:1
And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building
of the house of the Lord…
Which was done in seven years,
(1 Kings 6:38) .
and the king's house;
his own palace, which was finished in
thirteen years, (1 Kings 7:1) ,
and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do;
all his other
buildings, the house for Pharaoh's daughter, the house of the forest of
Lebanon, and may include his vineyards, gardens, orchards, and pools of
water, made for his pleasure, (Ecclesiastes 2:4-6) in which he succeeded and
prospered, (2 Chronicles 7:11) .