"The temple I am going to build will be great,1 because our God is greater than all other gods.26
But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him?3 Who then am I4 to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?
"Send me, therefore, a man skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, and in purple, crimson and blue yarn, and experienced in the art of engraving, to work in Judah and Jerusalem with my skilled craftsmen,5 whom my father David provided.
"Send me also cedar, pine and alguma logs from Lebanon, for I know that your men are skilled in cutting timber there. My men will work with yours