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2 Chronicles 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Solomon Will Build a Temple and a Palace

(1Ki 5:1–18 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:1 - [fn]Now Solomon [fn]decided to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a [fn]royal palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:2 - [fn]So Solomon [fn]assigned seventy thousand men to carry loads, eighty thousand men to quarry stone in the mountains, and 3,600 to supervise them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:3 - Then Solomon sent word to [fn]Huram the king of Tyre, saying, “As you dealt with my father David and sent him cedars to build him a house to live in, do it for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:4 - “Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, dedicating it to Him, to burn fragrant incense before Him and to set out the showbread continually, and to offer burnt offerings morning and evening, on Sabbaths, on new moons, and on the appointed feasts of the LORD our God. This is to be done in Israel forever
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:5 - “The house which I am about to build will be great, for our God is greater than all the gods
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:6 - “But who is able to build a house for Him, since the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? And who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to [fn]burn incense before Him?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:7 - “Now send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass, iron, and in purple, crimson, and violet fabrics, one who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled workers [fn]whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom my father David provided
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:8 - “Send me also cedar, juniper, and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed my servants will work with your servants
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:9 - to prepare timber in abundance for me, for the house which I am about to build will be great and wonderful
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:10 - “Now behold, I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, [fn]twenty thousand kors of crushed wheat, twenty thousand kors of barley, [fn]twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.”

Huram to Assist

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:11 - Then Huram, king of Tyre, [fn]answered in a letter sent to Solomon: “Because the LORD loves His people, He has made you king over them.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Then Huram [fn]continued, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, [fn]endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a [fn]royal palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:13 - “Now then, I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, [fn]endowed with understanding
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:14 - the son of a [fn]Danite woman and [fn]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 [fn]execute any design which is assigned to him, to work with your skilled workers and with [fn]those of my lord, your father David
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:15 - “Now then, let my lord send his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of which he has spoken
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:16 - “We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you as rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:17 - Solomon counted all the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, following the [fn]census which his father David had [fn]taken; and 153,600 were found
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:18 - He appointed seventy thousand of them to carry loads and eighty thousand to quarry stones in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 1:18 in Heb
Lit said
Lit house for his royalty
Ch 2:1 in Heb
Lit counted
In 1 Kin 5:18, Hiram
Lit offer up in smoke
Lit who are with me
About 154,000 cubic feet or 4,360 cubic meters
About 120,000 gallons or 454,249 liters
Lit said...and he sent
Lit said
Lit knowing discretion
Lit house for his royalty
Lit knowing understanding
Lit a woman of the daughters of Dan
Lit whose father is a Tyrian man
Lit devise any device
Lit skilled men
Lit numbering
Lit numbered of them

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