Neviim Rishonim Melekhim Alef / 1 Kings Chapter 5

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Sh'lomo's agreement with melekh Hiram

5:1 (15) And Hiram melekh of Tyre sent his avadim unto Sh'lomo (שׁלמה); for he had heard that they had anointed him melekh in the room of his avi: for Hiram was ever a lover of Daviyd (דּויד ).

5:2 (16) And Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) sent to Hiram, saying,

5:3 (17) Thou knowest how that Daviyd (דּויד ) my avi could not build an bayit unto the Name of YHWH (יהוה) his Elohim (אלהים) for the wars which were about him on every side, until YHWH (יהוה) put them under the soles of his feet.

5:4 (18) But now YHWH (יהוה) my Elohim (אלהים) hath given me rest on every side, [so that there is] neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

5:5 (19) And, hinnei, I purpose to build an bayit unto the Name of YHWH (יהוה) my Elohim (אלהים), as YHWH (יהוה) spake unto Daviyd (דּויד ) my avi, saying, thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an bayit unto My Name.

5:6 (20) Now therefore command Thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Levanon; and my avadim shall be with thy avadim: and unto thee will I give hire for thy avadim according to all that Thou shalt appoint: for Thou knowest that [there is] not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

5:7 (21) And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Sh'lomo (שׁלמה), that he rejoiced greatly, and said,

Blessed [be] YHWH (יהוה) this day, which hath given unto Daviyd (דּויד ) a wise son over this great people.

5:8 (22) And Hiram sent to Sh'lomo (שׁלמה), saying, I have considered the things which Thou sentest to me for: [and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

5:9 (23) My avadim shall bring [them] down from Levanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that Thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and Thou shalt receive [them]: and Thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.

5:10 (24) So Hiram gave Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) cedar trees and fir trees [according to] all his desire.

5:11 (25) And Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) gave Hiram twenty Thousand measures of wheat [for] food to his bayit, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) to Hiram year by year.

5:12 (26) And YHWH (יהוה) gave Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) wisdom, as he promised him: and there was shalom between Hiram and Sh'lomo (שׁלמה); and they two made a league together.

5:13 (27) And melekh Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) raised a levy out of all Yisrael; and the levy was thirty Thousand men.

5:14 (28) And he sent them to Levanon, ten Thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Levanon, [and] two months at home: and Adoni-Yiram [was] over the levy.

5:15 (29) And Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) had threescore and ten Thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore Thousand hewers in the mountains;

5:16 (30) Beside the Nesi'ei (chief of) Sh'lomo (שׁלמה)'s Nitzavim (commissioners) which [were] over the work, three Thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

5:17 (31) And the melekh commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the bayit.

5:18 (32) And Sh'lomo (שׁלמה)'s builders and Hiram's builders did hew [them], and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the bayit.

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