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1 Kings 5 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Alliance with King Hiram

(2Ch 2:1–18 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:1 - Hiram king of Tzor sent his servants to Shlomo; 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 - Shlomo sent to Hiram, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:3 - You know how that David my father could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:4 - But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrence.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:5 - Behold, I purpose to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your room, he shall build the house for my name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:6 - Now therefore command you that they cut me cedar trees out of Levanon; and my servants shall be with your servants; and I will give you hire for your servants according to all that you shall say: for you know that there is not among us any who knows how to cut timber like the Tzidonim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:7 - It happened, when Hiram heard the words of Shlomo, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given to David a wise son over this great people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:8 - Hiram sent to Shlomo, saying, I have heard the message which you have sent to me: I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:9 - My servants shall bring them down from Levanon to the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place that you shall appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and you shall receive them; and you shall accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:10 - So Hiram gave Shlomo timber of cedar and timber of fir according to all his desire.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:11 - Shlomo gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Shlomo to Hiram year by year.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:12 - The LORD gave Shlomo wisdom, as he promised him; and there was shalom between Hiram and Shlomo; and they two made a league together.

Conscription of Laborers

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:13 - King Shlomo raised a levy out of all Yisra'el; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:14 - He sent them to Levanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Levanon, and two months at home; and Adoniram was over the men subject to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:15 - Shlomo had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - besides Shlomo's chief officers who were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bore rule over the people who labored in the work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - The king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with worked stone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:18 - Shlomo's builders and Hiram's builders and the Givli did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones to build the house.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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