But now (A)the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor [a]misfortune. Behold, (B)I [b]intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spoke to David my father, saying, ‘Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he will build the house for My name.’ Now therefore, command that they cut for me (C)cedars from Lebanon, and my servants will be with your servants; and I will give you wages for your servants according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”

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  1. 1 Kings 5:4 Lit evil occurrence
  2. 1 Kings 5:5 Lit say