The Lord my God has now given me rest all around; there is no enemy or crisis.(A) So I plan to build a temple for the name of Yahweh my God,(B) according to what the Lord promised my father David: ‘I will put your son on your throne in your place, and he will build the temple for My name.’(C)

“Therefore, command that cedars from Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants’ wages according to whatever you say, for you know that not a man among us knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”(D)

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