“So give orders that cedars(A) of Lebanon be cut for me. My men will work with yours, and I will pay you for your men whatever wages you set. You know that we have no one so skilled in felling timber as the Sidonians.”

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Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their leaders[a] whom I commanded to shepherd my people, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?(A)”’

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  1. 1 Chronicles 17:6 Traditionally judges; also in verse 10
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He also provided more cedar logs(A) than could be counted, for the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought large numbers of them to David.

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Solomon sent this message to Hiram[a](A) king of Tyre:

“Send me cedar logs(B) as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 2:3 Hebrew Huram, a variant of Hiram; also in verses 11 and 12
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Rebuilding the Temple

Then they gave money to the masons and carpenters,(A) and gave food and drink and olive oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre, so that they would bring cedar logs(B) by sea from Lebanon(C) to Joppa, as authorized by Cyrus(D) king of Persia.

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Go up into the mountains and bring down timber(A) and build my house, so that I may take pleasure(B) in it and be honored,(C)” says the Lord.

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