Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hands, saying,
Now Solomon had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court ; and he stood on it, knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God ; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."
Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok said to him, "Since the contributions began to be brought into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat with plenty left over, for the LORD has blessed His people, and this great quantity is left over."