2 Chronicles 2 ©
, Solomon's labourers for the building of the temple. He sendeth to Huram for skilful artificers and timber. Huram's friendly answer.
Behold, gI build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to hdedicate it to him, and to burn before him 2sweet incense, and for ithe continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.
Send ome also cedar trees, fir trees, and 5*algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can *skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,
Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be 6wonderful great.
¶Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, rBecause the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.
Huram said moreover, sBlessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, 7*endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
And now I have sent a *cunning man, *endued with understanding, of Huram tmy father's,
The son of a woman of the daughters of uDan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to *grave any *manner of *graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy *cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, vwhich my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:
And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, 8as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in *floats by sea to 9Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.