1 Kings 5:8

8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered[a] the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

1 Kings 5:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 5:8

And Hiram sent to Solomon
A letter to him, to the following purpose:

saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for;
whether he could, and whether it was fitting he should grant his request; which was acting like a wise and prudent prince:

[and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and
concerning timber of fir;
or of cypress, as in Josephus's copy of this letter, and which grew on Lebanon F3; these were odorous, sound, and durable timber, especially the cedar, and therefore chosen by Solomon for building.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Diodor. Sic. l. 19. p. 700.

1 Kings 5:8 In-Context

6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
9 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.

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