Hiram sent men to Solomon to say, "I've received the message you sent me. I will do everything you want in regard to the cedar and cypress logs.
My workers will bring logs from Lebanon to the sea, and I will have them make them into rafts to go by sea to any place you specify. There I will have them taken apart, and you can use them. You can pay me by providing food for my palace."
So Hiram gave Solomon all the cedar and cypress wood he wanted.
Solomon gave Hiram 120,000 bushels of wheat and 120,000 gallons of pure olive oil. Solomon paid Hiram this much every year.
The LORD gave Solomon wisdom as he had promised. There was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they made a treaty with one another.
King Solomon forced 30,000 men from all over Israel to work for him.
He sent a shift of 10,000 men to Lebanon for a month. They would spend one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of forced labor.
Solomon had 70,000 men who carried heavy loads, 70,000 who quarried stone in the mountains,
and 3,300 foremen who were in charge of the workers.
The king commanded them to quarry large, expensive blocks of stone in order to provide a foundation of cut stone for the temple.
Solomon's workmen, Hiram's workmen, and men from Gebal quarried the stone and prepared the logs and stone to build the temple.