1 H2438 And Hiram H4428 king H6865 of Tyre H7971 sent H5650 his servants H8010 unto Solomon; H8085 for he had heard H4886 that they had anointed H4428 him king H1 in the room of his father: H2438 for Hiram H3117 was ever H157 a lover H1732 of David.
3 H3045 You know H1732 how that David H1 my father H3201 could H1129 not build H1004 an house H8034 unto the name H3068 of the Lord H430 his God H6440 for H4421 the wars H5437 which were about him on every side, H3068 until the Lord H5414 put H3709 them under the soles H7272 of his feet.
4 H3068 But now the Lord H430 my God H5117 has given me rest H5439 on every side, H7854 so that there is neither adversary H7451 nor evil H6294 occurrent.
5 H559 And, behold, I purpose H1129 to build H1004 an house H8034 unto the name H3068 of the Lord H430 my God, H3068 as the Lord H1696 spoke H1732 unto David H1 my father, H559 saying, H1121 Your son, H5414 whom I will set H3678 upon your throne H1129 in your room, he shall build H1004 an house H8034 unto my name.
6 H6680 Now therefore command H3772 you that they hew H730 me cedar trees H3844 out of Lebanon; H5650 and my servants H5650 shall be with your servants: H5414 and unto you will I give H7939 hire H5650 for your servants H559 according to all that you shall appoint: H3045 for you know H376 that there is not among us any H3045 that can skill H3772 to hew H6086 timber H6722 like unto the Sidonians.
7 H2438 And it came to pass, when Hiram H8085 heard H1697 the words H8010 of Solomon, H8055 that he rejoiced H3966 greatly, H559 and said, H1288 Blessed H3068 be the Lord H3117 this day, H5414 which has given H1732 unto David H2450 a wise H1121 son H7227 over this great H5971 people.
8 H2438 And Hiram H7971 sent H8010 to Solomon, H559 saying, H8085 I have considered H7971 the things which you sent H6213 to me for: and I will do H2656 all your desire H6086 concerning timber H730 of cedar, H6086 and concerning timber H1265 of fir.
9 H5650 My servants H3381 shall bring them down H3844 from Lebanon H3220 unto the sea: H7760 and I will convey H3220 them by sea H1702 in floats H4725 unto the place H7971 that you shall appoint H5310 me, and will cause them to be discharged H5375 there, and you shall receive H6213 them: and you shall accomplish H2656 my desire, H5414 in giving H3899 food H1004 for my household.
10 H2438 So Hiram H5414 gave H8010 Solomon H730 cedar H6086 trees H1265 and fir H6086 trees H2656 according to all his desire.
11 H8010 And Solomon H5414 gave H2438 Hiram H6242 twenty H505 thousand H3734 measures H2406 of wheat H4361 for food H1004 to his household, H6242 and twenty H3734 measures H3795 of pure H8081 oil: H5414 thus gave H8010 Solomon H2438 to Hiram H8141 year H8141 by year.
12 H3068 And the Lord H5414 gave H8010 Solomon H2451 wisdom, H1696 as he promised H7965 him: and there was peace H2438 between Hiram H8010 and Solomon; H8147 and they two H3772 made H1285 a covenant H8147 together.
13 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H5927 raised H4522 a levy H3478 out of all Israel; H4522 and the levy H7970 was thirty H505 thousand H376 men.
14 H7971 And he sent H3844 them to Lebanon, H6235 ten H505 thousand H2320 a month H2487 by courses: H2320 a month H3844 they were in Lebanon, H8147 and two H2320 months H1004 at home: H141 and Adoniram H4522 was over the levy.
15 H8010 And Solomon H7657 had sixty and ten H505 thousand H5375 that bore H5449 burdens, H8084 and eighty H505 thousand H2672 hewers H2022 in the mountains;
16 H8269 Beside the chief H8010 of Solomon's H5324 officers H4399 which were over the work, H7969 three H505 thousand H7969 and three H3967 hundred, H7287 which ruled H5971 over the people H6213 that worked H4399 in the work.
17 H4428 And the king H6680 commanded, H5265 and they brought H1419 great H68 stones, H3368 costly H68 stones, H1496 and hewed H68 stones, H3245 to lay the foundation H1004 of the house.