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CHRONICLES II / ΠΑΡΑΛΕΙΠΟΜΕΝΩΝ Β

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1 And Solomon said that he would build a house to the name of the Lord, and a house for his kingdom. 2 And Solomon gathered seventy thousand men that bore burdens, and eighty thousand hewers of stone in the mountain, and [there were] three thousand six hundred superintendents over them. 3 And Solomon sent to Chiram king of Tyre, saying, Whereas thou didst deal [favourably] with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build for himself a house to dwell in, 4 behold, I also his son am building a house to the came of the Lord my God, to consecrate it to him, to burn incense before him, and [to offer] shewbread continually, and to offer up whole-burnt-offerings continually morning and evening, and on the sabbaths, and at the new moons, and at the feasts of the Lord our God: this [is] a perpetual [statute] for Israel. 5 And the house which I am building [is to be] great: for the Lord our God [is] great beyond all gods. 6 And who will be able to build him a house? for the heaven and heaven of heavens do not bear his glory: and who am I, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him? 7 And now send me a man wise and skilled to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in blue, and one that knows how to grave together with the craftsmen who are with me in Juda and in Jerusalem, which materials my father David prepared. 8 And send me from Libanus cedar wood, and wood of juniper, and pine; for I know that thy servants are skilled in cutting timber in Libanus: and, behold, thy servants shall go with my servants, 9 to prepare timber for me in abundance: for the house which I am building [must be] great and glorious. 10 And, behold, I have given freely to thy servants that work and cut the wood, corn for food, [even] twenty thousand measures of wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand measures of wine, and twenty thousand measures of oil. 11 And Chiram king of Tyre answered in writing, and sent to Solomon, saying, Because the Lord loved his people, he made thee king over them. 12 And Chiram said, Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given to king David a wise son, and one endowed with knowledge and understanding, who shall build a house for the Lord, and a house for his kingdom. 13 And now I have sent thee a wise and understanding man [who belonged] to Chiram my father 14 (his mother [was] of the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a Tyrian), skilled to work in gold, an in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in stones and wood; and to weave with purple, and blue, and fine linen, and scarlet; and to engrave, and to understand every device, whatsoever thou shalt give him [to do] with thy craftsmen, and the craftsmen of my lord David thy father. 15 And now, the wheat, and the barley, and the oil, and the wine which my lord mentioned, let him send to his servants. 16 And we will cut timber out of Libanus according to all thy need, and we will bring it on rafts to the sea of Joppa, and thou shalt bring it to Jerusalem. 17 And Solomon gathered all the foreigners that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father numbered them; and there were found a hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred. 18 And he made of them seventy thousand burden-bearers, and eighty thousand hewers of stone, and three thousand six hundred taskmasters over the people. ΚΑΙ εἶπε Σαλωμὼν τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου καὶ οἶκον τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ. 2 καὶ συνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν νωτοφόρων καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας λατόμων ἐν τῷ ὄρει, καὶ οἱ ἐπιστάται ἐπ’ αὐτῶν τρισχίλιοι ἑξακόσιοι. 3 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαλωμὼν πρὸς Χιρὰμ βασιλέα Τύρου λέγων· ὡς ἐποίησας μετὰ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ ἀπέστειλας αὐτῷ κέδρους τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι ἑαυτῷ οἶκον κατοικῆσαι ἐν αὐτῷ, 4 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ οἰκοδομῶ οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ μου ἁγιάσαι αὐτὸν αὐτῷ τοῦ θυμιᾶν ἀπέναντι αὐτοῦ θυμίαμα καὶ πρόθεσιν διὰ παντὸς καὶ τοῦ ἀναφέρειν ὁλοκαυτώματα διὰ παντὸς τὸ πρωΐ καὶ τὸ δείλης καὶ ἐν τοῖς σαββάτοις καὶ ἐν ταῖς νουμηνίαις καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἑορταῖς τοῦ Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν· εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦτο ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ. 5 καὶ ὁ οἶκος, ὃν ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶ μέγας, ὅτι μέγας Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν παρὰ πάντας τοὺς θεούς. 6 καὶ τίς ἰσχύσει οἰκοδομῆσαι αὐτῷ οἶκον; ὅτι ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐ φέρουσι τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ. καὶ τίς ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶν αὐτῷ οἶκον; ὅτι ἀλλ’ ἢ τοῦ θυμιᾶν κατέναντι αὐτοῦ. 7 καὶ νῦν ἀπόστειλόν μοι ἄνδρα σοφὸν καὶ εἰδότα τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν τῷ χρυσίῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀργυρίῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν τῷ σιδήρῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ πορφύρᾳ καὶ ἐν τῷ κοκκίνῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ ὑακίνθῳ καὶ ἐπιστάμενον γλύψαι γλυφὴν μετὰ τῶν σοφῶν τῶν μετ’ ἐμοῦ ἐν ᾿Ιούδᾳ καὶ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ἃ ἡτοίμασε Δαυὶδ ὁ πατήρ μου. 8 καὶ ἀπόστειλόν μοι ξύλα κέδρινα καὶ ἀρκεύθινα καὶ πεύκινα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου, ὅτι ἐγὼ οἶδα ὡς οἱ δοῦλοί σου οἴδασι κόπτειν ξύλα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου· καὶ ἰδοὺ οἱ παῖδές σου μετὰ τῶν παίδων μου 9 πορεύσονται ἑτοιμάσαι μοι ξύλα εἰς πλῆθος, ὅτι ὁ οἶκος, ὃν ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶ μέγας καὶ ἔνδοξος. 10 καὶ ἰδοὺ τοῖς ἐργαζομένοις τοῖς κόπτουσι ξύλα εἰς βρώματα δέδωκα σῖτον εἰς δόματα τοῖς παισί σου κόρων πυροῦ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ κριθῶν κόρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ οἴνου μέτρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ ἐλαίου μέτρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας. 11 καὶ εἶπε Χιρὰμ βασιλεὺς Τύρου ἐν γραφῇ καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς Σαλωμὼν λέγων· ἐν τῷ ἀγαπῆσαι Κύριον τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἔδωκέ σε ἐπ’ αὐτοὺς βασιλέα. 12 καὶ εἶπε Χιράμ· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὃς ἐποίησε τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν, ὃς ἔδωκε τῷΔαυὶδ τῷ βασιλεῖ υἱὸν σοφὸν καὶ ἐπιστάμενον ἐπιστήμην καὶ σύνεσιν, ὃς οἰκοδομήσει οἶκον τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ οἶκον τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ. 13 καὶ νῦν ἀπέστειλά σοι ἄνδρα σοφὸν καὶ εἰδότα σύνεσιν Χιρὰμ τὸν πατέρα μου (14 ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ θυγατέρων Δάν, καὶ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ ἀνὴρ Τύριος) εἰδότα ποιῆσαι ἐν χρυσίῳ καὶ ἐν ἀργυρίῳ καὶ ἐν χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν σιδήρῳ καὶ ἐν λίθοις καὶ ξύλοις καὶ ὑφαίνειν ἐν τῇ πορφύρᾳ καὶ ἐν τῇ ὑακίνθῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ βύσσῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ κοκκίνῳ καὶ γλύψαι γλυφὰς καὶ διανοεῖσθαι πᾶσαν διανόησιν, ὅσα ἂν δῷς αὐτῷ, μετὰ τῶν σοφῶν σου καὶ σοφῶν Δαυὶδ κυρίου μου πατρός σου. 15 καὶ νῦν τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὴν κριθὴν καὶ τὸ ἔλαιον καὶ τὸν οἶνον, ἃ εἶπεν ὁ κύριός μου, ἀποστειλάτω τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ. 16 καὶ ἡμεῖς κόψομεν ξύλα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου κατὰ πᾶσαν τὴν χρείαν σου καὶ ἄξομεν αὐτὰ σχεδίαις ἐπὶ θάλασσαν ᾿Ιόππης, καὶ σὺ ἄξεις αὐτὰ εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ. 17 καὶ συνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς ἄνδρας τοὺς προσηλύτους τοὺς ἐν γῇ ᾿Ισραὴλ μετὰ τὸν ἀριθμόν, ὃν ἠρίθμησεν αὐτοὺς Δαυὶδ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ, καὶ εὑρέθησαν ἑκατὸν πεντήκοντα χιλιάδες καὶ τρισχίλιοι ἑξακόσιοι. 18 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐξ αὐτῶν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας νωτοφόρων καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας λατόμων καὶ τρισχιλίους ἑξακοσίους ἐργοδιώκτας ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν.

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