2 Chronicles 2

CLV(i) 1 And Solomon said to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom, 2 and Solomon numbers seventy thousand men bearing burden, and eighty thousand men hewing in the mountain, and overseers over them--three thousand and six hundred. 3 And Solomon sends unto Huram king of Tyre, saying, `When you have dealt with David my father, then you do send to him cedars to build for him a house to dwell in;" 4 lo, I am building a house to the name of Yahweh my Elohim, to sanctify [it] to Him, to make perfume before Him, perfume of spices, and a continual arrangement, and burnt-offerings at morning and at evening, at sabbaths, and at new moons, and at appointed seasons of Yahweh our Elohim; to the eon this [is] on Israel. 5 `And the house that I am building [is] great, for greater [is] our Elohim than all elohims;" 6 and who does retain strength to build to Him a house, for the heavens, even the heavens of the heavens, do not contain Him? and who [am] I that I do build to Him a house, except to make perfume before Him? 7 `And now, send to me a wise man to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and knowing to grave gravings with the wise men who [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father prepared;" 8 and send to me cedar-trees, firs, and algums from Lebanon, for I have known that your servants know to cut down trees of Lebanon, and lo, my servants [are] with your servants, 9 even to prepare for me trees in abundance, for the house that I am building [is] great and wonderful. 10 `And lo, to hewers, to those cutting the trees, I have given beaten wheat to your servants, cors twenty thousand, and barley, cors twenty thousand, and wine, baths twenty thousand, and oil, baths twenty thousand.. 11 And Huram king of Tyre said in writing, and sends unto Solomon:`In the love of Yahweh to His people He has given you king over them.. 12 And Huram said, `Blessed [is] Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, knowing wisdom and understanding, who does build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom. 13 `And now, I have sent a wise man having understanding, of Huram my father, 14 (son of a woman of 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 wood, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, and to grave any graving, and to devise any device that is given to him, with your wise men, and the wise men of my lord David your father. 15 `And, now, the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, as my lord said, let him send to his servants, 16 and we--we cut trees out of Lebanon, according to all your need, and bring them in to you--floats by sea, to Joppa, and you do take them up to Jerusalem.. 17 And Solomon numbers all the men, the sojourners who [are] in the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father numbered them, and they are found a hundred and fifty thousand, and three thousand, and six hundred;" 18 and he makes of them seventy thousand burden-bearers, and eighty thousand hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers, to cause the people to work.