1 Kings 5:11-18 NIV

11 and Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand corsa of wheat as food for his household, in addition to twenty thousand bathsbc of pressed olive oil. Solomon continued to do this for Hiram year after year.

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    • g 5:11 - That is, probably about 3,600 tons or about 3,250 metric tons
    • h 5:11 - Septuagint (see also 2 Chron. 2:10); Hebrew "twenty cors"
    • i 5:11 - That is, about 120,000 gallons or about 440,000 liters
      12 The LORD gave Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.

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      13 King Solomon conscripted laborers from all Israel—thirty thousand men.

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      14 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. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labor.

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      15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,
      16 as well as thirty-three hundredd foremen who supervised the project and directed the workers.

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        • j 5:16 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Chron. 2:2,18) "thirty-six hundred"
          17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.

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          18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram and workers from Byblos cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

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