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But now the Lord has given me rest all around, since I have neither foreign adversaries nor domestic crises. So now I’m planning to build a temple dedicated to[a] the Lord my God, just as the Lord told my father when he said, ‘Your son, whom I will set on your throne to replace you, will build the Temple dedicated to me.’[b] Now therefore please order that cedars of Lebanon be cut for me. My servants will work with your servants, and I will pay your servants whatever wages you set, because you know there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians do.”

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  1. 1 Kings 5:5 Lit. temple to the name of
  2. 1 Kings 5:5 Lit. to my name

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