The Book of 2 Chronicles Chapter 2 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 2. Then Solomon determined to build a Temple for the name of the Lord and a Royal house for himself Solomon selected 70 000 men to Bear Burdens eighty thousand to quarry stone In the mountains and 3600 to oversee Them Then Solomon sent to Hiram king of tire Saying As you have dealt with David my father And sent him Cedars to build himself a House to dwell in so deal with me Behold I am building a temple for the name of The Lord my God to dedicate it to him to Burn before him sweet incense for the Continual showbread for the burnt Offerings morning and evening on the Sabbaths on the new moons and on the set Feasts of the Lord our God This is an ordinance forever to Israel And the temple which I build will be Great For our God is greater than all gods But who is able to build him a temple Since Heaven and the heaven of Heavens Cannot contain him Who am I then that I should build him a Temple except to burn sacrifice before Him Therefore send me at once a man skillful To work in gold and silver in bronze and Iron in purple and crimson and blue who

Has skilled to engrave with the skillful Men who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem whom David my father provided Also send me Cedar and Cyprus and algum Logs from Lebanon for I know that your Servants have skill to cut timber in Lebanon And indeed my servants will be your Servants to prepare timber for me in Abundance for the temple which I am About to build shall be great and Wonderful And indeed I will give to your servants The woodsmen who cut timber twenty Thousand cores of ground wheat twenty Thousand cores of Bali 20 000 baths of Wine and twenty thousand baths of oil Then Hiram king of tire answered in Writing which he sent to Solomon Because the lord loves his people he has Made you King over them Hiram also said Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who Made Heaven and Earth For he has given King David a wise son Endowed with prudence and understanding Who will build a temple for the Lord and A royal house for himself And now I have sent a skillful man Endowed with understanding Hurum my master Craftsman the son of a Woman of the daughters of Dan and his Father was a man of tire Skilled to work in gold and silver

Bronze and Iron Stone and wood purple And blue fine linen and crimson And to make any Engraving And to accomplish any plan which may be Given to him with your skillful men and With the skillful men of my Lord David Your father Now therefore the wheat the Bali the oil And the wine which my Lord has spoken of Let him send to his servants And we will cut wood from Lebanon as Much as you need We will bring it to you in rafts by sea To jopper and you will carry it up to Jerusalem Then Solomon numbered all the aliens who Were in the land of Israel after the Census in which David his father had Numbered them And there were found to be 153 600. And he made 70 000 of them bearers of Burdens eighty thousand Stone Cutters in The mountain and three thousand six Hundred overseers to make the people Work

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