And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon,
&c.] The letter read he sent him:
that he rejoiced greatly;
that the friendship which had subsisted between him and David was like to be continued between him and his successor, but chiefly for what follows:
saying, blessed [be] the Lord this day;
or Jehovah, by which he seems to have some knowledge of the true God, the God of Israel, and might worship him, though along with him other deities, as some Heathen princes did:
which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people;
which he perceived by the letter he sent him, and by his solicitous concern to build an house for the worship and honour of God, and by various other things which his ambassadors reported to him they had seen and heard in Solomon's court.