5:7And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Jehovah this day, who hath given unto David a wise son over this great people. 5:8And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard the message which thou hast sent unto me: I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.5:9My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and thou shalt receive them; and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household. 5:10So Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of fir according to all his desire. 5:11And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. 5:12And Jehovah gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
5:13And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. 5:14And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home; and Adoniram was over the men subject to taskwork. 5:15And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains; 5:16besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bare rule over the people that wrought in the work. 5:17And the king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with wrought stone. 5:18And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Gebalites did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones to build the house.