1 Kings 5:12-18 NIV

12 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.2

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13 King Solomon conscripted laborers3 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. Adoniram4 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 hundreda foremen5 who supervised the project and directed the workmen.

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    • d 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 quarry6 large blocks of quality stone7 to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.

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      18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram8 and the men of Gebalb9 cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

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        • e 5:18 - That is, Byblos