2 Chronicles 2:11-18 (New American Standard)

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Huram to Assist

11 Then Huram, king of Tyre, aanswered in a letter sent to Solomon : "1Because the LORD loves His people, He has made you king over them." 12 Then Huram bcontinued, "Blessed be 2the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, cendowed with discretion and understanding, 3who will build a house for the LORD and a droyal palace for himself. 13 "Now I am sending Huram-abi , a skilled man, eendowed with understanding, 14 4the son of a fDanite woman and ga Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to hexecute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with ithose of my lord David your father. 15 "Now then, let my lord send to his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of 5which he has spoken. 16 "6We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem." 17 Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel, 7following the jcensus which his father David had ktaken ; and 153,600 were found. 18 8He appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.
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