2 Chronicles 2
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Preparations for the Temple
(1 Kings 5:1–6)

1And Solomon will say to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom. 2And Solomon will number seventy thousand men to carry, and eighty thousand men to hew in the mountain; and they superintending over them three thousand six hundred.

3And Solomon will send to Huram king of Tyre, saying, According as thou didst with David my father, and thou wilt send to him cedars to build for him a house to dwell in it. 4Behold, I build a house to the name of Jehovah my God, to consecrate to him, to burn incense before him, incense of spices, and the arrangement always, and the burnt-offerings for morning and for evening, for the Sabbaths and for the new moons, and for the appointments of Jehovah our God. Forever this upon Israel. 5And the house that I build is great: for great our God above all gods. 6For who shall retain power to build for him a house? for the heavens and the heavens of the heavens shall not contain him: and who am I who shall build to him a house but to burn incense before him? 7And now send to me a man wise to work in gold and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and cerulean purple, and knowing to engrave engravings with the wise which are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, which David my father prepared. 8And send to me cedar trees and cypresses, and algum trees from Lebanon: for I knew that thy servants are knowing to cut trees of Lebanon; and behold, my servants with thy servants, 9And to prepare for me woods for multitude: for the house that I build is great and wonderful. 10And behold, to those hewing, to those cutting woods, wheat, the beatings out to thy servants twenty thousand cors, and barley, twenty thousand cors, and wine, twenty thousand baths, and oil, twenty thousand baths.

Hiram’s Reply to Solomon
(1 Kings 5:7–12)

11And Huram king of Tyre will say in writing, and he will send to Solomon, In Jehovah's loving his people he gave thee king over them. 12And Huram will say, Praised be Jehovah God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth, who gave to David the king a wise son, knowing intelligence and understanding, who will build a house to Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

13And now I sent a wise man knowing understanding to Huram my father, 14The son of a woman from the daughters of Dan, and his father a man of Tyre knowing to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stones, and in woods, in purple, in cerulean purple, and in byssus, and in crimson; and to engrave every engraving, and to invent every work of art which shall be given to him, with thy wise ones, and the wise of my lord David thy father. 15And now the wheat and the bailey and the oil and the wine which my lord said he will send to his servants; 16And we will cut woods from Lebanon, according to all thy need: and we will bring them to thee in floats upon the sea of Joppa; and thou shalt bring them up to Jerusalem.

17And Solomon will number all the men, the strangers which are in the land of Israel, after the numbering which David his father numbered them; and they will be found a hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 18And he will make from them seventy thousand to carry, and eighty thousand hewing in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred superintending to cause the people to work.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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