4 “Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, dedicating it to Him, ato burn fragrant incense before Him and to set out bthe showbread continually, and to offer cburnt offerings morning and evening, don sabbaths and on new moons and on the appointed feasts of the Lord our God, this being required forever in Israel.
5 “The house which I am about to build will be great, for agreater is our God than all the gods.
7 “Now asend me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men 1bwhom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
12 Then Huram 1continued, “Blessed be athe Lord, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, 2endowed with discretion and understanding, bwho will build a house for the Lord and a 3royal palace for himself.
13 “Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, 1endowed with understanding,
14 athe son of a 1Danite woman and 2a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to 3execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with 4those of my lord David your father.
15 “Now then, let my lord send to his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of awhich he has spoken.
16 “aWe will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon and bring it to you on rafts by sea to Joppa, so that you may carry it up to Jerusalem.”
18 aHe appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.
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