1 H2438 And Hiram H4428 king H6865 of Tyre H7971 [H8799] sent H5650 his servants H8010 to Solomon; H8085 [H8804] for he had heard H4886 [H8804] that they had anointed H4428 him king H1 in the stead of his father: H2438 for Hiram H3117 was ever H157 [H8802] a lover H1732 of David.
3 H3045 [H8804] Thou knowest H1732 how that David H1 my father H3201 [H8804] could H1129 [H8800] not build H1004 an house H8034 to the name H3068 of the LORD H430 his God H6440 for H4421 the wars H5437 [H8804] which were about him on every side, H3068 until the LORD H5414 [H8800] put H3709 them under the soles H7272 of his feet.
4 H3068 But now the LORD H430 my God H5117 [H8689] hath given me rest H5439 on every side, H7854 so that there is neither adversary H7451 nor evil H6294 occurrent.
5 H559 [H8802] And, behold, I purpose H1129 [H8800] to build H1004 an house H8034 to the name H3068 of the LORD H430 my God, H3068 as the LORD H1696 [H8765] spoke H1732 to David H1 my father, H559 [H8800] saying, H1121 Thy son, H5414 [H8799] whom I will set H3678 upon thy throne H1129 [H8799] in thy stead, he shall build H1004 an house H8034 to my name.
6 H6680 [H8761] Now therefore command H3772 [H8799] thou that they hew H730 me cedar trees H3844 out of Lebanon; H5650 and my servants H5650 shall be with thy servants: H5414 [H8799] and to thee will I give H7939 hire H5650 for thy servants H559 [H8799] according to all that thou shalt appoint: H3045 [H8804] for thou knowest H376 that there is not among us any H3045 [H8802] that hast skill H3772 [H8800] to hew H6086 timber H6722 like the Sidonians.
7 H2438 And it came to pass, when Hiram H8085 [H8800] heard H1697 the words H8010 of Solomon, H8055 [H8799] that he rejoiced H3966 greatly, H559 [H8799] and said, H1288 [H8803] Blessed H3068 be the LORD H3117 this day, H5414 [H8804] who hath given H1732 to David H2450 a wise H1121 son H7227 over this great H5971 people.
8 H2438 And Hiram H7971 [H8799] sent H8010 to Solomon, H559 [H8800] saying, H8085 [H8804] I have considered H7971 [H8804] the things which thou sentest H6213 [H8799] to me for: and I will perform H2656 all thy desire H6086 concerning timber H730 of cedar, H6086 and concerning timber H1265 of fir.
9 H5650 My servants H3381 [H8686] shall bring them down H3844 from Lebanon H3220 to the sea: H7760 [H8799] and I will convey H3220 them by sea H1702 in floats H4725 to the place H7971 [H8799] that thou shalt appoint H5310 [H8765] me, and will cause them to be discharged H5375 [H8799] there, and thou shalt receive H6213 [H8799] them: and thou shalt accomplish H2656 my desire, H5414 [H8800] in giving H3899 food H1004 for my household.
10 H2438 So Hiram H5414 [H8802] gave H8010 Solomon H730 cedar H6086 trees H1265 and fir H6086 trees H2656 according to all his desire.
11 H8010 And Solomon H5414 [H8804] 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 [H8799] thus gave H8010 Solomon H2438 to Hiram H8141 year H8141 by year.
12 H3068 And the LORD H5414 [H8804] gave H8010 Solomon H2451 wisdom, H1696 [H8765] as he promised H7965 him: and there was peace H2438 between Hiram H8010 and Solomon; H8147 0 and they two H3772 [H8799] made H1285 a league H8147 together.
13 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H5927 [H8686] raised H4522 forced labour H3478 out of all Israel; H4522 and the levy H7970 was thirty H505 thousand H376 men.
14 H7971 [H8799] 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 forced labour.
15 H8010 And Solomon H7657 had seventy H505 thousand H5375 [H8802] that bore H5449 burdens, H8084 and eighty H505 thousand H2672 [H8802] hewers H2022 in the mountains;
16 H8269 Besides the chief H8010 of Solomon's H5324 [H8737] officers H4399 who were over the work, H7969 three H505 thousand H7969 and three H3967 hundred, H7287 [H8802] who ruled H5971 over the people H6213 [H8802] that wrought H4399 in the work.
17 H4428 And the king H6680 [H8762] commanded, H5265 [H8686] and they brought H1419 great H68 stones, H3368 costly H68 stones, H1496 and hewed H68 stones, H3245 [H8763] to lay the foundation H1004 of the house.