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2 Chronicles 2

Solomon's labourers for the building of the Temple.

2 Chronicles 2:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom. 2 Chronicles 2:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Solomon 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.

His embassage to Huram for workmen and provision of stuff.

2 Chronicles 2:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, [even so deal with me]. 2 Chronicles 2:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Behold, I build a house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate [it] to him, [and] to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the 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] forever to Israel. 2 Chronicles 2:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the house which I build [is] great: for great [is] our God above all gods. 2 Chronicles 2:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn sacrifice before him? 2 Chronicles 2:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} 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, whom David my father did provide. 2 Chronicles 2:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Send 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, 2 Chronicles 2:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build [shall be] wonderful great. 2 Chronicles 2:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And, 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.

Huram sendeth him a kind answer.

2 Chronicles 2:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them. 2 Chronicles 2:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Huram said moreover, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build a house for the LORD, and a house for his kingdom. 2 Chronicles 2:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's, 2 Chronicles 2:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, skillful 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. 2 Chronicles 2:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants: 2 Chronicles 2:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And 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.

Solomon's labourers for the building of the Temple.

2 Chronicles 2:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Solomon numbered all the strangers that [were] in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found a hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 2 Chronicles 2:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} 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.

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