7"Now1send me a skilledman to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to makeengravings, to work with the skilledmena2whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whomDavid my fatherprovided.
"3Send me also cedar, cypress and algumtimber from Lebanon, for I know that your servantsknow how to cuttimber of Lebanon; and indeed4my servants will work with your servants,
to preparetimber in abundance for me, for the housewhich I am about to build will be great and wonderful.
"Now behold, 5I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000bkors of crushedwheat and 20,000ckors of barley, and 20,000baths of wine and 20,000baths of oil."
Then Huram, king of Tyre, danswered in a lettersent to Solomon: "6Because the LORDloves His people, He has made you kingover them."
Then Huramecontinued, "Blessed be 7the LORD, the God of Israel, who has madeheaven and earth, who has givenKingDavid a wiseson, fendowed with discretion and understanding, 8who will build a house for the LORD and a groyalpalace for himself.
13"Now I am sendingHuram-abi , a skilledman, hendowed with understanding,
149the son of a iDanitewoman and ja Tyrianfather, 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 makeall kinds of engravings and to kexecuteanydesignwhich may be assigned to him, to work with your skilledmen and with lthose of my lordDavid your father.
15"Now then, let my lordsend to his servantswheat and barley, oil and wine, of 10which he has spoken.
"11We will cutwhatevertimber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem."
17Solomonnumberedall the alienswho were in the land of Israel, 12following the mcensuswhich his fatherDavid had ntaken; and 153,600 were found.