So Hiram sent word to Solomon:

“I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and juniper logs.

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My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea(A), and I will float them as rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food(B) for my royal household.”

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21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin[a] and the one to the north Boaz.[b](A)

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  1. 1 Kings 7:21 Jakin probably means he establishes.
  2. 1 Kings 7:21 Boaz probably means in him is strength.

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