1 Et numeravit septuaginta milia virorum portantium umeris et octoginta milia, qui caederent lapides in montibus, praepositosque eorum tria milia sescentos.
2 Misit quoque ad Hiram regem Tyri dicens: "Sicut egisti cum David patre meo et misisti ei ligna cedrina, ut aedificaret sibi domum ad habitandum in ea,
3 sic fac mecum, ut aedificem domum nomini Domini Dei mei, ut consecrem eam ad adolendum coram illo fumiganda aromata et ad propositionem panum sempiternam et ad holocautomata mane et vespere, sabbatis quoque et neomeniis et sollemnitatibus Domini Dei nostri in sempiternum, quae mandata sunt Israeli.
4 Domus enim, quam aedificare cupio, magna est; magnus est enim Deus noster super omnes deos.
5 Quis ergo poterit praevalere, ut aedificet ei dignam domum? Si caelum et caeli caelorum capere eum nequeunt, quantus ego sum, ut possim aedificare ei domum? Sed ad hoc tantum, ut adoleatur incensum coram illo.
6 Mitte ergo mihi virum eruditum, qui noverit operari in auro et argento, aere et ferro, purpura, coccino et hyacintho, et qui sciat sculpere caelaturas cum his artificibus, quos mecum habeo in Iudaea et Ierusalem, quos praeparavit David pater meus.
7 Sed et ligna cedrina mitte mihi et arceuthina et pinea de Libano; scio enim quod servi tui noverint caedere ligna de Libano, et erunt servi mei cum servis tuis,
8 ut parentur mihi ligna plurima; domus enim, quam cupio aedificare, magna erit nimis et inclita.
9 Praeterea operariis, qui caesuri sunt ligna, servis tuis dabo in cibaria tritici choros viginti milia et hordei choros totidem et vini viginti milia batos, olei quoque batos viginti milia".
10 Dixit autem Hiram rex Tyri per litteras, quas miserat Salomoni: "Quia dilexit Dominus populum suum, idcirco te regnare fecit super eum".
11 Et addidit dicens: "Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel, qui fecit caelum et terram, qui dedit David regi filium sapientem et eruditum et sensatum atque prudentem, ut aedificaret domum Domino et palatium sibi.
12 Misi ergo tibi virum prudentem et scientissimum Hiram magistrum meum,
13 filium mulieris de filiabus Dan, cuius pater fuit Tyrius, qui novit operari in auro et argento, aere et ferro et lapidibus et lignis, in purpura quoque et hyacintho et bysso et coccino, et qui scit caelare omnem sculpturam et adinvenire prudenter, quodcumque in opere necessarium est, cum artificibus tuis et cum artificibus domini mei David patris tui.
14 Triticum ergo et hordeum et oleum et vinum, quae pollicitus es, domine mi, mitte servis tuis.
15 Nos autem caedemus ligna de Libano, quot necessaria habueris, et applicabimus ea ratibus per mare in Ioppe; tuum autem erit transferre ea in Ierusalem".
16 Numeravit igitur Salomon omnes viros peregrinos, qui erant in terra Israel post dinumerationem, quam dinumeravit David pater eius; et inventi sunt centum quinquaginta milia et tria milia sescenti.
17 Fecitque ex eis septuaginta milia, qui umeris onera portarent, et octoginta milia, qui lapides in montibus caederent; tria autem milia et sescentos praepositos operum populi.
King James Version
1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
3 ¶ And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.
4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.
5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.
6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,
9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.
10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
11 ¶ Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.
12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:
16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in flotes by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.
17 ¶ And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.
18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.