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2 Chronicles 2:11-13 International Standard Version (ISV)

Solomon’s Wealth

11 In a letter that he sent to Solomon, King Hiram of Tyre wrote,[a] “Because he loves his people, the Lord has placed you as king over them.” 12 Hiram also wrote:

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth. He gave King David a wise son, who is acquainted with discretion and understanding, and who is building a temple to the Lord, as well as a royal palace for himself.

13 Now I’m sending along Hiram-abi,[b] a skilled craftsman, who is very creative.[c]


  1. 2 Chronicles 2:11 Lit. responded to Solomon
  2. 2 Chronicles 2:13 Or Huram-abi; the Heb. name means Hiram is my father
  3. 2 Chronicles 2:13 Or discerning
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2 Chronicles 2:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 Hiram king of Tyre replied by letter to Solomon:

“Because the Lord loves his people, he has made you their king.”

12 And Hiram added:

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth! He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment, who will build a temple for the Lord and a palace for himself.

13 “I am sending you Huram-Abi, a man of great skill,

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