'Builder' in the Bible
Cain was intimate with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain became the builder of a city, and he named the city Enoch after his son.
And for a hundred bits of money he got from the children of Hamor, the builder of Shechem, the field in which he had put up his tents.
Go and say to my servant David, The Lord says, Are you to be the builder of a house, a living-place for me?
He will be the builder of a house for my name, and I will make the seat of his authority certain for ever.
And so it is my purpose to make a house for the name of the Lord my God, as he said to David my father, Your son, whom I will make king in your place, will be the builder of a house for my name.
But you yourself will not be the builder of my house; but your son, the offspring of your body, he it is who will put up a house for my name.
Now the rest of the acts of Asa, and his power, and all he did, and the towns of which he was the builder, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Judah? But when he was old he had a disease of the feet.
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all he did, and his ivory house, and all the towns of which he was the builder, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Israel?
He was the builder of Elath, which he got back for Judah after the death of the king.
But he did not take away the high places, and the people still went on making offerings and burning them in the high places. He was the builder of the higher doorway of the house of the Lord.
And his daughter was Sheerah, the builder of Beth-horon the lower and the higher, and Uzzen-sheerah.
And the sons of Elpaal: Eber and Misham and Shemed (he was the builder of Ono and Lod and their daughter-towns);
He will be the builder of my house, and I will make the seat of his authority certain for ever.
But the word of the Lord came to me saying, You have taken lives without number and made great wars; I will not let you be the builder of a house for my name, because of the lives you have taken on the earth before my eyes.
He will be the builder of a house for my name; he will be to me a son, and I will be to him a father; and I will make the seat of his rule over Israel certain for ever.
But God said to me, You are not to be the builder of a house for my name, because you are a man of war and have taken life;
And he said to me, Solomon your son will be the builder of my house and the open spaces round it; for I have taken him to be my son, and I will be his father.
Now then, take note; for the Lord has made selection of you to be the builder of a house for the holy place. Be strong and do it.
And Huram said, Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, maker of heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, full of wisdom and good sense, to be the builder of a house for the Lord and a house for himself as king.
But you yourself will not be the builder of the house; but your son, the offspring of your body, he it is who will put up a house for my name.
He was the builder of Eloth, which he got back for Judah after the death of the king.
Each builder worked with a sword strapped to his side, while a trumpeter remained beside me to sound an alarm.
For God will be the saviour of Zion, and the builder of the towns of Judah; so that it may be their resting-place and heritage.
What answer, then, will my people give to the representatives of the nation? That the Lord is the builder of Zion, and she will be a safe place for the poor of his people.
Then the rest of the nations round about you will be certain that I the Lord am the builder of the places which were pulled down and the planter of that which was waste: I the Lord have said it, and I will do it.
And he will be the builder of the Temple of the Lord; and the glory will be his, and he will take his place as ruler on the seat of power; and Joshua will be a priest at his right hand, and between them there will be a design of peace.
This is the builder, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon, isn't it? His sisters are here with us, aren't they?" And they were offended by him.
And those passing by were speaking evil of him, shaking their heads, and saying, 'Ah, the thrower down of the sanctuary, and in three days the builder!
But Solomon was the builder of his house.
As an expert builder using the grace that God gave me, I laid the foundation, and someone else is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.
For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.
After all, every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.