|Overview - 1 Kings 5|
|1||Hiram, sending to congratulate Solomon, is desired to furnish him with timber to build the temple.|
|7||Hiram, blessing God for Solomon, and requesting food for his family, furnishes him with trees.|
|13||The number of Solomon's workmen and labourers |
1 Kings 5:11 (King James Version)
And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
- Hebrew cors.
- 4:22 *marg:
- 2 Chronicles 2:10
- twenty measures
- "Twenty thousand baths of oil" are mentioned in Chronicles; and the Syriac, Arabic, and Septuagint also have here "twenty thousand measures." But as barley and wine are also spoken of there, it is probable that the wheat mentioned here, and the small quantity of fine oil, were intended for the use of Hiram's own family, while that in Chronicles was for his workmen.