Daily Word OT

October 6, 2019

1 KINGS 5:10 – 6:12

5:10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar timber and cypress timber, all that he desired.
5:11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand cors of wheat as food for his household and twenty cors of the finest oil; this did Solomon give to Hiram year by year.
5:12 And Jehovah gave Solomon wisdom, as He had promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.
5:13 And King Solomon levied forced labor out of all Israel, and the forced labor amounted to thirty thousand men.
5:14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: one month they were in Lebanon, and two months they were at home. And Adoniram was over the forced labor.
5:15 And Solomon had seventy thousand burden bearers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the mountains,
5:16 Besides Solomon’s three thousand three hundred chief officers over the work, who directed the people who did the work.
5:17 And the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, in order to lay the foundation of the house with hewn stone.
5:18 And Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders and the Gebalites fashioned the stone and prepared the timber and the stones in order to build the house.
6:1 Then in the four hundred eightieth year after the children of Israel had come forth out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv (this is the second month), Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah.
6:2 And the house which King Solomon built to Jehovah was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.
6:3 And the portico that was before the temple of the house was twenty cubits long, across the width of the house, and ten cubits deep, in front of the house.
6:4 And for the house he made windows with fixed lattices.
6:5 And against the wall of the house he built a structure with stories all around, next to the walls of the house all around the temple and the innermost sanctuary; and he made side chambers all around.
6:6 The lowest story was five cubits wide; and the middle, six cubits wide; and the third, seven cubits wide; for he provided for outsets to the house all around the outside, so that the beams would not be inserted into the walls of the house.
6:7 And the house, when it was being built, was built of finished stone, cut at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor ax nor any iron tool was heard in the house when it was being built.
6:8 The door of the middle side chamber was on the right side of the house; and they went up by winding stairs into the middle story, and from the middle into the third.
6:9 So he built the house and finished it, and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.
6:10 And he built the stories against all the house, five cubits high; and the structure was held to the house by cedar timbers.
6:11 Then the word of Jehovah came to Solomon, saying,
6:12 As for this house that you are building, if you walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will establish My word with you, which I spoke to David your father;