2:2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear
burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and
three thousand and a six hundred to oversee them.
(a) Which is to be understood of all sorts of officers and
overseers: for else the chief officers were but 3300 as
in (1Ki 5:16).
2:6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and
heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that
I should build him an house, save only to burn b sacrifice
(b) That is, to do the service which he has commanded,
signifying that no one is able to honour and serve God
in the perfection his majesty deserves.
2:8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and c algum trees,
out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to
cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants [shall be]
with thy servants,
(c) Some take it for Brazil, or the wood called Ebenum,
others for coral.
2:10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that
cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and
twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand
baths of wine, and twenty d thousand baths of oil.
(d) Of "bath" read (1Ki 7:26). It is also called ephah,
but an ephah measures dry things as a bath is a measure
2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel,
that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the
king a e wise son, endued with prudence and
understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and
an house for his kingdom.
(e) The very heavens confessed that it was a singular gift
of God when he gave to any nation a king that was wise
and of understanding, though it appears that this Hiram
had the true knowledge of God.
2:14 The son of a woman of the f daughters of Dan, and his
father [was] a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in
silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in
purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to
grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device
which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with
the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
(f) It is also written that she was of the tribe of
Naphtali, (1Ki 7:14) which may be understood that
by reason of the confusion of tribes which then began
to be, they married in various tribes so that by her
father she might be of Dan and by her mother of