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1 Kings 5 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:1 - And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:2 - And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:3 - Thou knowest how that David my father could not build a house for the name of Jehovah his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until Jehovah put them under the soles of his feet.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:4 - But now Jehovah my God hath given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrence.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:5 - And, behold, I purpose to build a house for the name of Jehovah my God, as Jehovah spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build the house for my name.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:6 - Now therefore command thou that they cut me cedar-trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants; and I will give thee hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt say: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that knoweth how to cut timber like unto the Sidonians.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:7 - And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Jehovah this day, who hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:8 - And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard the message which thou hast sent unto me: I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:9 - My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and thou shalt receive them; and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:10 - So Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of fir according to all his desire.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:11 - And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:12 - And Jehovah gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:13 - And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:14 - And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the men subject to taskwork.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:15 - And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - besides Solomon’s chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:18 - And Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders and the Gebalites did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones to build the house.

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