2 Chronicles 2

Solomon Will Build a Temple and Palace

Ch 1:18 in Heb
,
b Now Solomon
Lit said
decided to build a house for the name of the  Lord and a
Lit house for his royalty
royal palace for himself.
Ch 2:1 in Heb
So f Solomon
Lit numbered
assigned 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains and 3,600 to supervise them.

h Then Solomon sent word to
In 1 Kin 5:18, Hiram
Huram the king of Tyre, saying j As you dealt with David my father and sent him cedars to build him a house to dwell in, so do for me.
Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the  Lord my God, dedicating it to Him, k to burn fragrant incense before Him and to set out l the showbread continually, and to offer m burnt offerings morning and evening, n on sabbaths and on new moons and on the appointed feasts of the  Lord our God, this being required forever in Israel. The house which I am about to build will be great, for o greater is our God than all the gods. “But p who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to
Lit offer up in smoke
burn incense before Him?
Now r send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men
Lit who are with me
,
t whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
u Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed v my servants will work with your servants, to prepare timber in abundance for me, for the house which I am about to build will be great and wonderful. 10 Now behold, w I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000
I.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu
kors of crushed wheat and 20,000
I.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu
kors of barley, and 20,000 baths of wine and 20,000 baths of oil.”

Huram to Assist

11 Then Huram, king of Tyre
Lit said...and he sent
answered in a letter sent to Solomon: aa “Because the  Lord loves His people, He has made you king over them.”
12 Then Huram
Lit said
continued, “Blessed be ac the  Lord, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son
Lit knowing discretion
endowed with discretion and understanding ae who will build a house for the  Lord and a
Lit house for his royalty
royal palace for himself.

13 Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man,
Lit knowing understanding
endowed with understanding,
14  ah the son of a
Lit a woman of the daughters of Dan
Danite woman and
Lit whose father is a Tyrian man
a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to
Lit devise any device
execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with
Lit skilled men
those of my lord David your father.
15 Now then, let my lord send to his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of am which he has spoken. 16  an We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem.”

17 Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel ao following the
Lit numbering
census which his father David had
Lit numbered of them
taken; => and 153,600 were found.
18  ar He appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.
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