1 Kings 5

ECB(i) 1
THE ALLIANCE OF SHELOMOH WITH SOVEREIGN HIRAM
And Hiram sovereign of Sor sends his servants to Shelomoh; for he hears they anointed him sovereign in the stead of his father - for Hiram was all days a lover of David. 2 And Shelomoh sends to Hiram, saying, 3 You know how David my father could not build a house to the name of Yah Veh his Elohim at the face of the wars surrounding him on every side, until Yah Veh gave them under the soles of his feet: 4 and now Yah Veh my Elohim gives me rest all around so that there is neither a satan nor evil incident. 5 And behold, I say to build a house to the name of Yah Veh my Elohim, as Yah Veh worded to David my father, saying, Your son whom I give upon your throne in your stead, he builds a house to my name. 6 And now you misvah them to cut me cedar trees from Lebanon: and my servants be with your servants; and I give you hire for your servants according to all you say: for you know there is not among us a man who knows to cut timber as the Sidoniy. 7 And so be it, Hiram hears the words of Shelomoh, and he cheers mightily, and says, Blessed - Yah Veh this day who gives David a wise son over this great people. 8 And Hiram sends to Shelomoh, saying, I heard what you sent me: I work all your delight concerning timber of cedar and concerning timber of cypress: 9 my servants descend them from Lebanon to the sea: and I set them by sea in rafts to the place you send me and scatter them there; and you lift them and work my delight by giving bread for my household. 10 And Hiram gives Shelomoh cedar trees and cypress trees according to all his delight: 11 and Shelomoh gives Hiram twenty thousand kors of wheat - nourishment to his household and twenty kors of pestled oil: thus Shelomoh gives to Hiram year by year. 12 And Yah Veh gives Shelomoh wisdom as he worded him: and there is shalom between Hiram and between Shelomoh; and the two cut a covenant. 13
DRAFTING THE VASSAL
And sovereign Shelomoh ascends a vassal from all Yisra El; and the vassal is thirty thousand men: 14 and he sends them to Lebanon - ten thousand a month by changes: a month in Lebanon and two months at their house: and Adoni Ram is over the vassal. 15 And Shelomoh has seventy thousand burdenbearers and eighty thousand hewers in the mountains; 16 beside the governor of the stationed of Shelomoh who are over the work - three thousand and three hundred who subjugate the people who work the work. 17 And the sovereign misvahs and they pull great stones - precious stones and hewed stones to lay the foundation of the house: 18 and the builders of Shelomoh and the builders of Hiram and the sculpters of Gibliy prepare timber and stones to build the house.