2 Chronicles 2:3

3 Solomon sent this message to Hiram[a] king of Tyre: “Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in.

2 Chronicles 2:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.
ESV
3 And Solomon sent word to Hiram the king of Tyre: "As you dealt with David my father and sent him cedar to build himself a house to dwell in, so deal with me.
NLT
3 Solomon also sent this message to King Hiram at Tyre: “Send me cedar logs as you did for my father, David, when he was building his palace.
MSG
3 Then Solomon sent this message to King Hiram of Tyre: "Send me cedar logs, the same kind you sent David my father for building his palace.
CSB
3 Then Solomon sent [word] to King Hiram of Tyre: [Do for me] what you did for my father David. You sent him cedars to build him a house to live in.

2 Chronicles 2:3 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 2:3

And Solomon sent to Huram king of Tyre
The same with Hiram, ( 1 Kings 5:1 ) and from whence it appears, that Huram first sent a letter to Solomon to congratulate him on his accession to the throne, which is not taken notice of here:

as thou didst deal with my father, and didst send him cedars to
build him an house to dwell therein;
see ( 1 Chronicles 14:1 ) , even so deal with me; which words are a supplement.

2 Chronicles 2:3 In-Context

1 Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
2 He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as stonecutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.
3 Solomon sent this message to Hiram king of Tyre: “Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in.
4 Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals of the LORD our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.
5 “The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 5:11
  • 2. S 1 Chronicles 14:1

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew "Huram," a variant of "Hiram" ; also in verses 11 and 12