1 H2438 Hiram H4428 king H6865 of Tyre H7971 sent H5650 his servants H8010 to Solomon; H8085 for he had heard H4886 that they had anointed H4428 him king H1 in the place 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 a house H8034 for the name H3068 of Yahweh H430 his God H6440 for H4421 the wars H5437 which were about him on every side, H3068 until Yahweh H5414 put H3709 them under the soles H7272 of his feet.
4 H3068 But now Yahweh H430 my God H5117 has given me rest H5439 on every side. H7854 There is neither adversary, H7451 nor evil H6294 occurrence.
5 H559 Behold, I purpose H1129 to build H1004 a house H8034 for the name H3068 of Yahweh H430 my God, H3068 as Yahweh H1696 spoke H1732 to David H1 my father, H559 saying, H1121 ‘Your son, H5414 whom I will set H3678 on your throne H1129 in your place, he shall build H1004 the house H8034 for my name.'
6 H6680 Now therefore command H3772 that they cut H730 me cedar trees H3844 out of Lebanon. H5650 My servants H5650 shall be with your servants; H5414 and I will give H7939 you wages H5650 for your servants H559 according to all that you shall say. H3045 For you know H376 that there is not among us any H3045 who knows H3772 how to cut H6086 timber H6722 like the Sidonians."
7 H2438 It happened, when Hiram H8085 heard H1697 the words H8010 of Solomon, H8055 that he rejoiced H3966 greatly, H559 and said, H1288 "Blessed H3068 is Yahweh H3117 this day, H5414 who has given H1732 to David H2450 a wise H1121 son H7227 over this great H5971 people."
8 H2438 Hiram H7971 sent H8010 to Solomon, H559 saying, H8085 "I have heard H7971 the message which you have sent H6213 to me. 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 to the sea. H7760 I will make H1702 them into rafts H3220 to go by sea H4725 to the place H7971 that you shall appoint H5310 me, and will cause them to be broken up H5375 there, and you shall receive H6213 them. You shall accomplish H2656 my desire, H5414 in giving H3899 food H1004 for my household."
10 H2438 So Hiram H5414 gave H8010 Solomon H6086 timber H730 of cedar H6086 and timber H1265 of fir H2656 according to all his desire.
11 H8010 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. H8010 Solomon H5414 gave H2438 this to Hiram H8141 year H8141 by year.
12 H3068 Yahweh 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 treaty H8147 together.
13 H4428 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 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 men subject to forced labor.
15 H8010 Solomon H7657 had seventy H505 thousand H5375 who bore H5449 burdens, H8084 and eighty H505 thousand H2672 who were stone cutters H2022 in the mountains;
16 H8010 besides Solomon's H8269 chief H5324 officers H4399 who were over the work, H7969 three H505 thousand H7969 and three H3967 hundred, H7287 who bore rule H5971 over the people H6213 who labored H4399 in the work.
17 H4428 The king H6680 commanded, H1496 and they cut H1419 out great H68 stones, H3368 costly H68 stones, H3245 to lay the foundation H1004 of the house H1496 with worked H68 stone.