1 Kings 5:7-12 (New International Version)

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7 When Hiram heard Solomon's message, he was greatly pleased and said, "Praise be to the LORD1 today, for he has given David a wise son to rule over this great nation." 8 So Hiram sent word to Solomon: "I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and pine logs. 9 My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the sea2, and I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food3 for my royal household." 10 In this way Hiram kept Solomon supplied with all the cedar and pine logs he wanted, 11 and Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand corsa of wheat as food4 for his household, in addition to twenty thousand bathsb c of pressed olive oil. Solomon continued to do this for Hiram year after year. 12 The LORD gave Solomon wisdom,5 just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.6
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