1 Chronicles 14:1
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English Standard Version
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him.

King James Bible
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

American Standard Version
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar-trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.

English Revised Version
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him an house.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him a house.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As the whole assembly approved of David's design (כּן לעשׂות, it is to do so equals so much we do), David collected the whole of Israel to carry it out. "The whole of Israel," from the southern frontier of Canaan to the northern; but of course all are not said to have been present, but there were numerous representatives from every part, - according to 2 Samuel 6:1, a chosen number of 30,000 men. The מצרים שׁיחור, which is named as the southern frontier, is not the Nile, although it also is called שׁחר (Isaiah 23:3 and Jeremiah 2:18), and the name "the black river" also suits it (see Del. on Isaiah, loc. cit.); but is the שׁיחור before, i.e., eastward from Egypt (מצרים על־פּני אשׁר), i.e., the brook of Egypt, מצרים נחל, the Rhinocorura, now el Arish, which in all accurate statements of the frontiers is spoken of as the southern, in contrast to the neighbourhood of Hamath, which was the northern boundary: see on Numbers 34:5. For the designation of the northern frontier, חמת לבוא, see on Numbers 34:8. Kirjath-jearim, the Canaanitish Baalah, was known among the Israelites by the name Baale Jehudah or Kirjath-baal, as distinguished from other cities named after Baal, and is now the still considerable village Kureyeh el Enab; see on Joshua 9:17. In this fact we find the explanation of י אל ק בּעלתה, 1 Chronicles 13:6 : to Baalah, to Kirjath-jearim of Judah. The ark had been brought thither when the Philistines sent it back to Beth-shemesh, and had been set down in the house of Abinadab, where it remained for about seventy years; see 1 Samuel 6 and 1 Samuel 7:1-2, and the remarks on 2 Samuel 6:3. שׁם נקרא אשׁר is not to be translated "which is named name," which gives no proper sense. Translating it so, Bertheau would alter שׁם into שׁם, according to an arbitrary conjecture of Thenius on 2 Samuel 6:2, "who there (by the ark) is invoked." But were שׁם the true reading, it could not refer to the ark, but only to the preceding משּׁם, since in the whole Old Testament the idea that by or at the resting-place of the ark Jahve was invoked (which שׁם אשׁר would signify) nowhere occurs, since no one could venture to approach the ark. If שׁם referred to משּׁם, it would signify that Jahve was invoked at Kirjath-baal, that there a place of worship had been erected by the ark; but of that the history says nothing, and it would, moreover, be contrary to the statement that the ark was not visited in the days of Saul. We must consequently reject the proposal to alter שׁם into שׁם as useless and unsuitable, and seek for another explanation: we must take אשׁר in the sense of ὡς, which it sometimes has; cf. Ew. 333, a.: "as he is called by name," where שׁם does not refer only to יהוה, but also to the additional clause הכּרוּבים יושׁב, and the meaning is that Jahve is invoked as He who is enthroned above the cherubim; cf. Psalm 80:2; Isaiah 37:16. - On the following 1 Chronicles 13:7-14, cf. the commentary on 2 Samuel 6:3-11.

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Hiram

2 Samuel 5:11,12 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house...

1 Kings 5:1,8-12 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father...

2 Chronicles 2:11,12 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD has loved his people...

Huram
and timber

1 Chronicles 22:2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel...

1 Kings 5:6,9,10,18 Now therefore command you that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with your servants...

2 Chronicles 2:3,8-10 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As you did deal with David my father...

Ezra 3:7 They gave money also to the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, to them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre...

to build him

1 Chronicles 17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, See, I dwell in an house of cedars...

2 Samuel 7:2 That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

1 Kings 7:1-12 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house...

Jeremiah 22:13-15 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.

1 Kings 5:1
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David.

1 Chronicles 14:2
And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

2 Chronicles 2:3
And Solomon sent word to Hiram the king of Tyre: "As you dealt with David my father and sent him cedar to build himself a house to dwell in, so deal with me.

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