1 Kings 5:8

8 Then he sent this message to Solomon: "I received your request for the cedars and cypresses. It's as good as done - your wish is my command.

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 And here is how you can help: Give orders for cedars to be cut from the Lebanon forest; my loggers will work alongside yours and I'll pay your men whatever wage you set. We both know that there is no one like you Sidonians for cutting timber."
7 When Hiram got Solomon's message, he was delighted, exclaiming, "Blessed be God for giving David such a wise son to rule this flourishing people!"
8 Then he sent this message to Solomon: "I received your request for the cedars and cypresses. It's as good as done - your wish is my command.
9 My lumberjacks will haul the timbers from the Lebanon forest to the sea, assemble them into log rafts, float them to the place you set, then have them disassembled for you to haul away. All I want from you is that you feed my crew."
10 In this way Hiram supplied all the cedar and cypress timber that Solomon wanted.