2 Chronicles 2

CHAPTER 2

Solomon Prepares the House of The LORD

And Solomon spoke to build the house to the name of the  lord, and a house for his kingdom. And Solomon brought together seventy thousand men load carriers, and eighty thousand men quarrying in the mountain. And the supervisors over them -- three thousand and six hundred. And Solomon sent to Hiram king of Tyre, saying, As you did with David my father, and sent to him cedars to build for himself a house to dwell in it, then behold, I his son am building a house to the name of the  lord my God, to sanctify it to him, to burn before him incense of aromatics, and for a place setting to be continually before him, and to offer whole burnt-offerings continually in the morning and the evening, and on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the holidays of the  lord our God. Into the eon this is for Israel. And the house which I build is to be great, for great is the  lord our God beyond all the gods. And who is strong to build to him a house? For the heaven and the heaven of the heaven does not bear him. And who am I building to him a house, except to burn incense in front of him? And now, send to me [2man 1a wise], and one knowing how to prepare in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in blue, and having knowledge to carve carved works with the wise ones, of the ones with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, which [3prepared 1David 2my father]! And send to me timbers of cedars, and of junipers, and of pines, from out of Lebanon! for I know that your servants know how to fell timbers from Lebanon. And behold, my servants shall go with your servants, to prepare for me timbers in multitude, for the house which I build is great and glorious. 10 And behold, to the ones working in the felling timbers, [3for 4foods 1I have given 2grain] as gifts to your servants of cors of wheat -- twenty thousand, and barley cors -- twenty thousand, and wine measures -- twenty thousand, and olive oil measures -- twenty thousand. 11 And [4spoke 1Hiram 2king 3of Tyre] by writing, and sent to Solomon, saying, In the  lord loving his people, he put you over them for king. 12 And Hiram said, Blessed be the  lord God of Israel, who made the heaven and the earth, who gave to [2David 1king 4son 3a wise], and knowing understanding and higher knowledge, who shall build a house to the  lord, and a house for his kingdom. 13 And now, I have sent to you a man wise and knowing understanding -- Hiram my servant, 14 a son of a woman from the daughters of Dan, and his father is a Tyrian man, knowing how to prepare in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in stones, and woods, and to weave in purple, and in blue, and in linen, and in scarlet, and to carve carvings, and to consider every device in which ever you should give to him with your wise men, and the wise ones of my master David your father. 15 And now the grain, and the barley, and the olive oil, and the wine, which [2spoke 1my master], let him send it to his servants! 16 And we will fell trees from out of Lebanon, according to all your need. And we will bring them by barge upon the sea to Joppa; and you shall bring them up unto Jerusalem. 17 And Solomon gathered all the men of the foreigners of the ones in the land of Israel, after the count which [3counted 4them 1David 2his father]. And were found a hundred fifty thousand and three thousand six hundred. 18 And he made of them seventy thousand load carriers, and eighty thousand quarriers in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred foremen over the people.
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