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Ferrar Fentons 'Holy Bible in Modern English. All spelling, punctuation and formatting maintained through-out. Verse ordering follows the King James version for clarity and necessary organization of the verses.

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RF CH2 2:1 (1015 B.C.) Solomon prepares to Build the Temple.
Solomon also commanded to build the House of the EVER-LIVING, and a Palace for His Empire.
RF CH2 2:2 Consequently Solomon enrolled seventy thousand men as labourers, and eighty thousand men, as woodsmen in the hills, with three thousand six hundred as foremen over them.
RF CH2 2:3 Solomon Proposes to hire Tzurian Workmen of Huram to help Building the Temple.
Solomon also sent to Huram King of Tzur to say:—
"As you assisted my father David, in sending Cedars to him, when building himself a House to reside in; do with me
RF CH2 2:4 in building a Temple to the Name of my EVER-LIVING GOD, as a Sanctuary for him, and to burn to him sweet-spiced incense, with a continuous ritual; and for the Morning and Evening Sacrifice; and for the Sabbaths; and Months and for the Festivals of our EVER-LIVING GOD. For this to be for ever in Israel.
RF CH2 2:5 "And the Temple that I shall build will be large; for our GOD is greater than all GODs.
RF CH2 2:6 Yet who has ability to build Him a House? for the Heavens, and the Heavens of the Heavens are not enough for Him! So who am I who would build Him a House? except to worship before Him?
RF CH2 2:7 "Therefore now send me skilful men able to work in Gold, and Silver, and Brass, and Iron; and in purple, and crimson and blue; and skilled in the carving of engravings, to work along with the mechanics who are with me in Judea and Jerusalem, whom my father David provided.
RF CH2 2:8 "Send me also Cedar, fir, and Algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your subjects understand how to cut Timber in Lebanon, and my subjects shall help yours.
RF CH2 2:9 And prepare me plenty of timber, for the Temple I am about to build will be large and wonderful.
RF CH2 2:10 "In return I will pay for the wood-cutters who fell the timber, who are your subjects, twenty thousand Kors of ground wheat, and twenty thousand Kors of barley, with twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil."1
RF CH2 2:11 The King of Tzur's Reply.
Huram, King of Tzur replied by letter, and sent it to Solomon. "Because the EVER-LIVING loves His people He has made you King over them."
RF CH2 2:12 And Huram continued, "I bless the EVER-LIVING GOD of Israel, who made the Heavens and the Earth, because He has given a wise son to King David, educated in intellect and understanding, who will build a Temple for the EVER-LIVING, and a House for His Empire.
RF CH2 2:13 "I have therefore sent a man of genius, who was educated in construction by Huram my father.
RF CH2 2:14 He is the son of a woman, from the Tribe of Dan, but his father was a native of Tzur. He understands to work in Gold, Silver, Brass, Iron, Stone and Timber;—in purple, in blue, in flax, and crimson; and to carve engravings, and to contrive all kinds of enginery that may be required along with your mechanics, and the mechanics of your father David.
RF CH2 2:15 So now let my Master send to his Vassal the wheat, barley, oil, and wine that he says,
RF CH2 2:16 then we will cut the timber in Lebanon for all your requirements, and bring it to you in floats by sea to Jaffa, and you can take it up from there to Jerusalem."
RF CH2 2:17 Solomon Conscripts Laborers.
Solomon consequently collected all the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, according to the census which his father David conscribed, and found them to be a hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred.
RF CH2 2:18 He made seventy thousand of them labourers, and eighty thousand woodcutters in the hills, with three thousand six hundred overseers of the works of those people.
1 Note—Ch. 2 v. 10. Equivalent to 160,000 bushels of wheat, 160,000 bushels of ground barley, 150,000 gallons of wine, and 150,000 gallons of oil. See Dr. Angus's "Bible Hand-Book."


AKJV ROM 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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