2 Chronicles 2:13
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New International Version
"I am sending you Huram-Abi, a man of great skill,

New Living Translation
"I am sending you a master craftsman named Huram-abi, who is extremely talented.

English Standard Version
“Now I have sent a skilled man, who has understanding, Huram-abi,

New American Standard Bible
"Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding,

King James Bible
And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have now sent Huram-abi, a skillful man who has understanding.

International Standard Version
Now I'm sending along Hiram-abi, a skilled craftsman, who is very creative.

NET Bible
Now I am sending you Huram Abi, a skilled and capable man,

New Heart English Bible
Now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, of Huram my father's,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And now, I'm sending a man with skill and intelligence-Huram Abi.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now I have sent a skilful man, endued with understanding, even Huram my master craftsman,

New American Standard 1977
“And now I am sending a skilled man, endowed with understanding, Huram-abi,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now I have sent a wise man, with knowledge and understanding, of Hiram my father,

King James 2000 Bible
And now I have sent a skillful man, endued with understanding, Huramabi,

American King James Version
And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

American Standard Version
And now I have sent a skilful man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I therefore have sent thee my father Hiram, a wise and most skilful man,

Darby Bible Translation
And now, I send a skilful man, endued with understanding, Huram Abi,

English Revised Version
And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

Webster's Bible Translation
And now I have sent a skillful man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

World English Bible
Now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, of Huram my father's,

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, I have sent a wise man having understanding, of Huram my father,
Study Bible
Huram Agrees to Assist
12Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself. 13"Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding, 14the son of a Danite woman and a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with those of my lord David your father.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:13
Now King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre.

2 Chronicles 2:7
"Now send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.

2 Chronicles 2:12
Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

2 Chronicles 2:14
the son of a Danite woman and a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with those of my lord David your father.

2 Chronicles 4:16
The pails, the shovels, the forks and all its utensils, Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

of huram

2 Chronicles 4:16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the meat hooks, and all their instruments…

(13) Endued with understanding.--See the same phrase in 1Chronicles 12:32.

Of Huram my father's.--Rather, Huram my father--i.e., master, preceptor, as in 2Chronicles 4:16, where Huram is called the "father" of Solomon. (Comp. Genesis 45:8; Judges 17:10; Judges 18:19. So LXX. and Vulgate; Syriac omits.)

Verse 13. - Of Huram my father's. The words of 2 Chronicles 4:11, 16 would invest these with suspicion, if nothing that occurred before did, as e.g. the parallel passage (1 Kings 7:13, 14, 40). There can be no doubt from these passages that the name Huram of this verse is the name of the workman sent (the lamed prefixed being only the objective sign), not the supposed name of King Hiram's father, which, as already seen, was Abibaal. But the following word translated "my father" (אָבִי) is less easily explained; 2 Chronicles 4:16 ("his father") is quite sufficient to negative the rendering" father" altogether. In our text altogether inappropriate, it may be called there altogether impossible. It has been proposed to render it as a proper name Abi, or as an affix of honour, Ab, equal to "master." However, Gesenius (in 'Lexicon,' sub roe. אב (6), which see) furnishes a signification, "chief counsellor," which (taking it to mean chief counsellor, or as it were expert, chief referee, or even only foreman in such matters as might be in question) would well suit all the passages, and remove all difficulty. And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding,.... In such things as Solomon required he should, 2 Chronicles 2:7.

of Huram my father's; a workman of his, whom he employed, and so might be depended upon as a good artificer; though rather Huram is the artificer's name:

and Abi, we render "my father", his surname, that is, "Huram Abi"; and this is the opinion of several learned men (g), and is very probable; for certain it is, that his name was Huram or Hiram, 1 Kings 7:13, and so he is called "Huram his father, or Huram Abif", 2 Chronicles 4:16.

(g) Luther. Emanuel Sa, Piscator, Schmidt, Beckius in Targum in loc. 13, 14. I have sent a cunning man—(See on [411]1Ki 7:13-51).2:1-18 Solomon's message to Huram respecting the temple, His treaty with Huram. - Solomon informs Huram of the particular services to be performed in the temple. The mysteries of the true religion, unlike those of the Gentile superstitions, sought not concealment. Solomon endeavoured to possess Huram with great and high thoughts of the God of Israel. We should not be afraid or ashamed to embrace every opportunity to speak of God, and to impress others with a deep sense of the importance of his favour and service. Now that the people of Israel kept close to the law and worship of God, the neighbouring nations were willing to be taught by them in the true religion, as the Israelites had been willing in the days of their apostacy, to be infected with the idolatries and superstitions of their neighbours. A wise and pious king is an evidence of the Lord's special love for his people. How great then was God's love to his believing people, in giving his only-begotten Son to be their Prince and their Saviour.
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