Then Hiram king of Tyre answered Solomon with this letter:
Solomon, the Lord loves his people. That is why he chose you to be their king.
Hiram also said:
Praise the Lord, the God of Israel! He made heaven and earth! He gave King David a wise son. Solomon, you have wisdom and understanding. You will build a temple for the Lord and a palace for yourself.
I will send you a skilled and wise man named Huram-Abi. His mother was from the people of Dan. And his father was from Tyre. Huram-Abi has skill in working with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood. He has skill in working with purple, blue and red thread and expensive linen. And he is skilled in making engravings. He can make any design you show him. He will help your craftsmen and the craftsmen of your father David.