2 Chronicles 2:7-17 (New American Standard)

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7 "Now 1send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men a2whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided. 8 "3Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed 4my servants will work with your servants, 9 to prepare timber in abundance for me, for the house which I am about to build will be great and wonderful. 10 "Now behold, 5I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000 bkors of crushed wheat and 20,000 ckors of barley, and 20,000 baths of wine and 20,000 baths of oil."

Huram to Assist

11 Then Huram, king of Tyre, danswered in a letter sent to Solomon: "6Because the LORD loves His people, He has made you king over them." 12 Then Huram econtinued, "Blessed be 7the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, fendowed with discretion and understanding, 8who will build a house for the LORD and a groyal palace for himself. 13 "Now I am sending Huram-abi , a skilled man, hendowed with understanding, 14 9the son of a iDanite woman and ja 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 kexecute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with lthose of my lord David your father. 15 "Now then, let my lord send to his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of 10which he has spoken. 16 "11We 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, 12following the mcensus which his father David had ntaken; and 153,600 were found.
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