The LORD gave Solomon wisdom,1 just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.213
King Solomon conscripted laborers3 from all Israel--thirty thousand men.
He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram4 was in charge of the forced labor.
Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,
as well as thirty-three hundreda foremen5 who supervised the project and directed the workmen.
At the king's command they removed from the quarry6 large blocks of quality stone7 to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.
The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram8 and the men of Gebalb9 cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.