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 1 Kings 5:1 - 18
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Hiram king of Tyre heard that Solomon had been anointed king to succeed his father David, he sent his envoys to Solomon, because he had always been on friendly terms with David.
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon sent back this message to Hiram:
 
5:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under his feet.
 
5:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.
 
5:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD told my father David, when he said, 'Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.'
 
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So give orders that cedars of Lebanon be cut for me. My men will work with yours, and I will pay you for your men whatever wages you set. You know that we have no one so skilled in felling timber as the Sidonians."
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Hiram heard Solomon's message, he was greatly pleased and said, "Praise be to the LORD today, for he has given David a wise son to rule over this great nation."
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Hiram sent word to Solomon: "I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and pine logs.
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the sea, and I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food for my royal household."
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In this way Hiram kept Solomon supplied with all the cedar and pine logs he wanted,
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand cors F12 of wheat as food for his household, in addition to twenty thousand baths F13 F14 of pressed olive oil. Solomon continued to do this for Hiram year after year.
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD gave Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon conscripted laborers from all Israel - thirty thousand men.
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labor.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
as well as thirty-three hundred F15 foremen who supervised the project and directed the workmen.
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the king's command they removed from the quarry large blocks of quality stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram and the men of Gebal F16 cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F12 That is, probably about 125,000 bushels (about 4,400 kiloliters)
F13 Septuagint (see also 2 Chron. 2:10); Hebrew twenty cors
F14 That is, about 115,000 gallons (about 440 kiloliters)
F15 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Chron. 2:2, 18) thirty-six hundred
F16 That is, Byblos

 
 

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