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2 Chronicles 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Solomon Will Build a Temple and 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 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 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 David my father and sent him cedars to build him a house to dwell in, so do 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 and on new moons and on the appointed feasts of the LORD our God, this being required forever in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:5 - “The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:6 - “But who 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 [fn]burn incense before Him?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:7 - “Now send 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 [fn]whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:8 - “Send me also cedar, cypress 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 to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000 [fn]kors of crushed wheat and 20,000 [fn]kors of barley, and 20,000 baths of wine and 20,000 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 has 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 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 may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with [fn]those of my lord David your father.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:15 - “Now then, let my lord send to 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 on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:17 - Solomon numbered all the aliens 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 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Ch 1:18 in Heb
Literally: said
Literally: house for his royalty
Ch 2:1 in Heb
Literally: numbered
In 1 Kin 5:18, Hiram
Literally: offer up in smoke
Literally: who are with me
I.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu
Literally: said...and he sent
Literally: said
Literally: knowing discretion
Literally: house for his royalty
Literally: knowing understanding
Literally: a woman of the daughters of Dan
Literally: whose father is a Tyrian man
Literally: devise any device
Literally: skilled men
Literally: numbering
Literally: numbered of them

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