Solomon Will Build a Temple and Palace
1 IaNow Solomon° IIdecided° to build° a house° for the name° of the LORD° and a IIIroyal° palace° for himself. 2 ISo aSolomon° IIassigned° 70,000°° men° to carry° loads° and 80,000°° men° to quarry° [stone] in the mountains° and 3,600°°°° to supervise° them.
 ICh 1:18 in Heb IILit said IIILit house for his royalty a1K 5:5
 ICh 2:1 in Heb IILit numbered a1K 5:15, 16; 2Ch 2:18
3 ¶ aThen Solomon° sent° [word] to IHuram° the king° of Tyre°, saying°, “bAs you dealt° with David° my father° and sent° him cedars° to build° him a house° to dwell° in, so do for me. 4 Behold°, I am about to build° a house° for the name° of the LORD° my God°, dedicating° it to Him, ato burn° fragrant° incense° before° Him and [to set out] bthe showbread° continually°, and to offer cburnt° offerings° morning° and evening°, don sabbaths° and on new° moons° and on the appointed° feasts° of the LORD° our God°, this° [being required] forever° in Israel°. 5 The house° which° I am about to build° [will be] great°, for agreater° is our God° than° all° the gods°. 6 But awho° 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 Iburn° [incense] before° Him? 7 Now° asend° 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° Ibwhom° I have° in Judah° and Jerusalem°, whom° David° my father° provided°. 8 aSend° me also cedar°, cypress° and algum° timber° from Lebanon°, for I know° that your servants° know° how to cut° timber° of Lebanon°; and indeed° bmy servants° [will work] with your servants°, 9 to prepare° timber° in abundance° for me, for the house° which° I am about to build° [will be] great° and wonderful°. 10 Now behold°, aI will give° to your servants°, the woodsmen° who cut° the timber°, 20,000°° Ikors° of crushed° wheat° and 20,000°° Ikors° of barley°, and 20,000°° baths° of wine° and 20,000°° baths° of oil°.”
 IIn 1K 5:18, Hiram a1K 5:2-11 b1Ch 14:1
 aEx 30:7 bEx 25:30 cEx 29:38-42 dNu 28:9, 10
 aEx 15:11; 1Ch 16:25
 ILit offer up in smoke a1K 8:27; 2Ch 6:18
 ILit who are with me aEx 31:3-5; 2Ch 2:13, 14 b1Ch 22:15
 a1K 5:6 b2Ch 9:10, 11
 II.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu a1K 5:11
Huram to Assist
11 ¶ Then Huram°, king° of Tyre°, Ianswered° in a letter° sent° to Solomon°: “aBecause the LORD° loves° His people°, He has made° you king° over° them.” 12 Then Huram° Icontinued°, “Blessed° be athe LORD°, the God° of Israel°, who° has made° heaven° and earth°, who° has given° King° David° a wise° son°, IIendowed° with discretion° and understanding°, bwho° will build° a house° for the LORD° and a IIIroyal° palace° for himself.
 ILit said...and he sent a1K 10:9; 2Ch 9:8
 ILit said IILit knowing discretion IIILit house for his royalty aPs 33:6; 102:25 b2Ch 2:1
13 ¶ “Now° I am sending° Huram-abi°°, a skilled° man°, Iendowed° with understanding°, 14 athe son° of a IDanite°° woman° and IIa 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 IIIexecute° any° design° which° may be assigned° to him, [to work] with your skilled° men° and with IVthose° of my lord° David° your father°. 15 Now° then, let my lord° send° to his servants° wheat° and barley°, oil° and wine°, of awhich° he has spoken°. 16 aWe 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°.”
 ILit knowing understanding
 ILit a woman of the daughters of Dan IILit whose father is a Tyrian man IIILit devise any device IVLit skilled men a1K 7:14
 a2Ch 2:10
 a1K 5:8, 9
17 ¶ Solomon° numbered° all° the aliens° who° [were] in the land° of Israel°, afollowing° the Icensus° which° his father° David° had IItaken°; and 153,600°°°°°°° were found°. 18 aHe 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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Solomon's labourers for the building of the Temple.
1 ¶ And Solomonº determinedºª to buildºª an houseº for the nameº of the LORD,º and an houseº for his kingdom.º 2 And Solomonº told outºª threescore and tenº thousandº menº to bear burdens,º and fourscoreº thousandºº to hewºª in the mountain,º and threeº thousandº and sixº hundredº to overseeºª² them.
His embassage to Huram for workmen and provision of stuff.
3 ¶ And Solomonº sentºª to² Huramº the kingº of Tyre,º saying,ºª As² thou didst dealºª with² Davidº my father,º and didst sendºª him cedarsº to buildºª him an houseº to dwellºª therein, [even so deal with me]. 4 Behold,² I² buildºª an houseº to the nameº of the LORDº my God,º to dedicateºª [it] to him, [and] to burnºª beforeº him sweetº incense,º and for the continualº shewbread,º and for the burnt offeringsº morningº and evening,º on the sabbaths,º and on the new moons,º and on the solemn feastsº of the LORDº our God.º This² [is an ordinance] for everº to² Israel.º 5 And the houseº which² I² buildºª [is] great:º for² greatº [is] our Godº above all²² gods.º 6 But who² is ableººª to buildºª him an house,º seeing² the heavenº and heavenº of heavensº cannot² containºª him? who² [am] I² then, that² I should buildºª him an house,º save onlyº² to burn sacrificeºª beforeº him? 7 Sendºª me now² therefore a manº cunningº to workºª in gold,º and in silver,º and in brass,º and in iron,º and in purple,º and crimson,º and blue,º and that can skillºª to graveººª with² the cunning menº that² [are] with² me in Judahº and in Jerusalem,º whom² Davidº my fatherº did provide.ºª 8 Sendºª me also cedarº trees,º fir trees,º and algum trees,º out of Lebanon:º² for² I² knowºª that² thy servantsº can skillºª to cutºª timberº in Lebanon;º and, behold,² my servantsº [shall be] with² thy servants,º 9 Even to prepareºª me timberº in abundance:º for² the houseº which² I² am about to buildºª [shall be] wonderfulºª great.º 10 And, behold,² I will giveºª to thy servants,º the hewersºª that cutºª timber,º twentyº thousandº measuresº of beatenº wheat,º and twentyº thousandº measuresº of barley,º and twentyº thousandº bathsº of wine,º and twentyº thousandº bathsº of oil.º
 2S 5:11; 1K 5:1; 1Ch 14:1.
 Ex 25:30; 29:38; 30:7; Lv 23:1; 24:5; Nu 28:1, 3, 9; 1K 8:18, 63; 2Ch 2:1.
 Ex 15:11; 1K 9:8; 1Ch 16:25; 29:1; 2Ch 2:9; Ps 86:8; 135:5; 145:3; Jr 10:6; Ezk 7:20; 1Ti 6:15.
 Ex 3:11; Dt 12:5, 11, 14, 26; 2S 7:18; 1K 8:27; 1Ch 29:14; 2Ch 1:10; 6:18; Is 66:1; Ac 7:48; 2Co 2:16; Ep 3:8.
 Ex 31:3; 1K 7:14; 1Ch 22:15; Is 28:26, 29; 60:10.
 1K 5:6; 10:11.
 1K 9:8; 2Ch 2:5; 7:21.
 1K 5:11; 7:26, 38; Ezr 7:22; Lk 10:7; Ro 13:7.
Huram sendeth him a kind answer.
11 ¶ Then Huramº the kingº of Tyreº answeredºª in writing,º which he sentºª to² Solomon,º Because the LORDº hath lovedº² his people,º he hath madeºª thee kingº over² them. 12 Huramº saidºª moreover, Blessedºª [be] the LORDº Godº of Israel,º that² madeºª² heavenº and earth,º who² hath givenºª to Davidº the kingº a wiseº son,º enduedºª with prudenceº and understanding,º that² might buildºª an houseº for the LORD,º and an houseº for his kingdom.º 13 And now² I have sentºª a cunningº man,º enduedºª with understanding,º of Huramº my father's,º 14 The sonº of a womanº of² the daughtersº of Dan,º and his fatherº [was] a manº of Tyre,º skilfulºª to workºª in gold,º and in silver,º in brass,º in iron,º in stone,º and in timber,º in purple,º in blue,º and in fine linen,º and in crimson;º also to graveºª any manner² of graving,º and to find outºª every² deviceº which² shall be putºª to him, with² thy cunning men,º and with the cunning menº of my lordº Davidº thy father.º 15 Now² therefore the wheat,º and the barley,º the oil,º and the wine,º which² my lordº hath spokenºª of, let him sendºª unto his servants:º 16 And we² will cutºª woodº out of² Lebanon,º as much as thou² shalt need:º and we will bringºª it to thee in floatsº by² seaº to Joppa;º and thou² shalt carry it upºª² to Jerusalem.º
 Dt 7:7; 1K 10:9; 2Ch 9:8; Ps 72:17.
 Gn 1:1; 1K 5:7; 1Ch 29:20; 2Ch 1:10; 2:1; Ps 33:6; 72:18; 102:5; 124:8; 136:5; 146:5; Jr 10:10; Lk 1:68; Ac 4:24; 14:15; Col 1:16; 1P 1:3; Rv 4:11; 10:6.
 2Ch 4:16.
 Ex 31:3; 1K 7:13; 2Ch 2:7.
 1K 5:11; 2Ch 2:10.
 Jsh 19:46; 1K 5:8; Ezr 3:7; Jn 1:3; Ac 9:36; 10:32.
Solomon's labourers for the building of the Temple.
17 ¶ And Solomonº numberedºª all² the strangersº¹² that² [were] in the landº of Israel,º afterº the numberingº wherewith² Davidº his fatherº had numberedºª them; and they were foundºª an hundredº and fiftyº thousandº and threeº thousandº and sixº hundred.º 18 And he setºª threescore and tenº thousandº of² them [to be] bearers of burdens,º and fourscoreº thousandº [to be] hewersºª in the mountain,º and threeº thousandº and sixº hundredº overseersºª to setºª² the peopleº a work.¹ª
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