1 Kings 5

CLV(i) 1 And Hiram king of Tyre sends his servants unto Solomon, for he heard that they had anointed him for king instead of his father, for Hiram was a lover of David all the days;" 2 and Solomon sends unto Hiram, saying, 3 `You have known David my father, that he has not been able to build a house to the name of Yahweh his Elohim, because of the wars that have been round about him, till Yahweh's putting them under the soles of his feet. 4 `And now, Yahweh my Elohim has given rest to me round about, there is no adversary nor evil occurrence, 5 and lo, I am saying to build a house to the name of Yahweh my Elohim, as Yahweh spoke unto David my father, saying, Your son whom I appoint in your stead on your throne, he does build the house for My name. 6 `And now, command, and they cut down for me cedars out of Lebanon, and my servants are with your servants, and the hire of your servants I give to you according to all that you say, for you have known that there is not among us a man acquainted with cutting wood, like the Sidonians.. 7 And it comes to pass at Hiram's hearing the words of Solomon, that he rejoices exceedingly, and said, `Blessed [is] Yahweh to-day, who has given to David a wise son over this numerous people.. 8 And Hiram sends unto Solomon, saying, I have heard that which you have sent unto me, I do all your desire concerning cedar-wood, and fir-wood, 9 my servants bring down from Lebanon to the sea, and I make them floats in the sea unto the place that you send unto me, and I have spread them out there; and you do take [them] up, and you do execute my desire, to give the food of my house.. 10 And Hiram is giving to Solomon cedar-trees, and fir-trees, all his desire, 11 and Solomon has given to Hiram twenty thousand cors of wheat, food for his house, and twenty cors of beaten oil; thus does Solomon give to Hiram year by year. 12 And Yahweh has given wisdom to Solomon as He spoke to him, and there is peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they make a covenant both of them. 13 And king Solomon lifts up a tribute out of all Israel, and the tribute is thirty thousand men, 14 and he sends them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month, by changes, a month they are in Lebanon, two months in their own house; and Adoniram [is] over the tribute. 15 And king Solomon has seventy thousand bearing burdens, and eighty thousand hewing in the mountain, 16 apart from the heads of the officers of Solomon, who [are] over the work, three thousand and three hundred, those ruling over the people who are working in the business. 17 And the king commands, and they bring great stones, precious stone, to lay the foundation of the house, hewn stones;" 18 and the builders of Solomon, and the builders of Hiram, and the Giblites hew, and prepare the wood and the stones to build the house.