The Holy Bible - The First Book of the Kings, Chapter 5 (Latin)
1And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
2And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,
3Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
4But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
5And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.
6Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
7And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
8And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
9My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
10So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
11And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
12And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
13And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
14And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
15And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;
16Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
17And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
18And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
1misit quoque Hiram rex Tyri servos suos ad Salomonem audivit enim quod ipsum unxissent regem pro patre eius quia amicus fuerat Hiram David omni tempore
2misit autem et Salomon ad Hiram dicens
3tu scis voluntatem David patris mei et quia non potuerit aedificare domum nomini Domini Dei sui propter bella inminentia per circuitum donec daret Dominus eos sub vestigio pedum eius
4nunc autem requiem dedit Deus meus mihi per circuitum non est Satan neque occursus malus
5quam ob rem cogito aedificare templum nomini Domini Dei mei sicut locutus est Dominus David patri meo dicens filius tuus quem dabo pro te super solium tuum ipse aedificabit domum nomini meo
6praecipe igitur ut praecidant mihi cedros de Libano et servi mei sint cum servis tuis mercedem autem servorum tuorum dabo tibi quamcumque praeceperis scis enim quoniam non est in populo meo vir qui noverit ligna caedere sicut Sidonii
7cum ergo audisset Hiram verba Salomonis laetatus est valde et ait benedictus Dominus hodie qui dedit David filium sapientissimum super populum hunc plurimum
8et misit Hiram ad Salomonem dicens audivi quaecumque mandasti mihi ego faciam omnem voluntatem tuam in lignis cedrinis et abiegnis
9servi mei deponent ea de Libano ad mare et ego conponam ea in ratibus in mari usque ad locum quem significaveris mihi et adplicabo ea ibi et tu tolles ea praebebisque necessaria mihi ut detur cibus domui meae
10itaque Hiram dabat Salomoni ligna cedrina et ligna abiegna iuxta omnem voluntatem eius
11Salomon autem praebebat Hiram viginti milia chororum tritici in cibum domui eius et viginti choros purissimi olei haec tribuebat Salomon Hiram per annos singulos
12dedit quoque Dominus sapientiam Salomoni sicut locutus est ei et erat pax inter Hiram et Salomonem et percusserunt foedus ambo
13legitque rex Salomon operas de omni Israhel et erat indictio triginta milia virorum
14mittebatque eos in Libanum decem milia per menses singulos vicissim ita ut duobus mensibus essent in domibus suis et Adoniram erat super huiuscemodi indictione
15fuerunt itaque Salomoni septuaginta milia eorum qui onera portabant et octoginta milia latomorum in monte
16absque praepositis qui praeerant singulis operibus numero trium milium et trecentorum praecipientium populo et his qui faciebant opus
17praecepitque rex ut tollerent lapides grandes lapides pretiosos in fundamentum templi et quadrarent eos
18quos dolaverunt cementarii Salomonis et cementarii Hiram porro Biblii praeparaverunt ligna et lapides ad aedificandam domum