2 Chronicles 2

1 And Solomon adetermined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. 2 And bSolomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, cAs thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me. 4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and dto burn before him sweet incense, and for ethe continual shewbread, and for fthe 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. 5 And the house which I build is great: for ggreat is our God above all gods. 6 hBut who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, iwhom David my father did provide. 8 jSend me also cedar trees, fir trees, and 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, 9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great. 10 kAnd, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, lBecause the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them. 12 Huram said moreover, mBlessed be the LORD God of Israel, nthat made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's, 14 oThe son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, 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. 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants: 16 pAnd we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

17 qAnd Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith rDavid his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

Cross Ref
1a1 Kin 5:5
2b1 Kin 5:15
3c1 Chr 14:1
4dExo 30:7
eExo 25:30
Lev 24:8
Mat 12:4
fExo 29:38-42
Num 28:3
5gExo 15:11
1 Chr 16:25
Psa 86:8-9
6h2 Chr 6:18
Isa 66:1
7i1 Chr 22:15
8j1 Kin 5:6
10k1 Kin 5:11
11lDeu 33:3
12m1 Kin 5:7
nGen 1
Psa 33:6
Psa 102:25
Psa 124:8
Act 4:24
Rev 10:6
14o1 Kin 7:13
16p1 Kin 5:8
17q1 Kin 5:13
2 Chr 8:7-8
r1 Chr 22:2