1 Kings 5:1-7 NRS

1 a Now King Hiram of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father; for Hiram had always been a friend to David.

References for 1 Kings 5:1

    • d 5:1 - Ch 5.15 in Heb
      2 Solomon sent word to Hiram, saying,
      3 "You know that my father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. b

      References for 1 Kings 5:3

        • e 5:3 - Gk Tg Vg: Heb [my feet] or [his feet]
          4 But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune.
          5 So I intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to my father David, "Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, shall build the house for my name.'
          6 Therefore command that cedars from the Lebanon be cut for me. My servants will join your servants, and I will give you whatever wages you set for your servants; for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians."
          7 When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly, and said, "Blessed be the Lord today, who has given to David a wise son to be over this great people."