My 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.'
So Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of cypress according to all his desire.
And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of beaten oil; thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
And HaShem gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
And 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 levy.
And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bore burdens, and fourscore thousand that were hewers in the mountains;
besides Solomon's chief officers that were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, who bore rule over the people that wrought in the work.
And the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with hewn stone.
And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Gebalites did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones to build the house.