The Meaning of 1 Kings 7:13 Explained

1 Kings 7:13

KJV: And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

YLT: And king Solomon sendeth and taketh Hiram out of Tyre --

Darby: And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

ASV: And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

What does 1 Kings 7:13 Mean?

Context Summary

1 Kings 7:13-26 - Pillars Of Security And Strength
Hiram, the artificer, was remarkably gifted. From his father he had inherited all the genius of Tyre, while on his mother's side he was of the tribe of Naphtali and thus inherited the religious genius of the Hebrew people. The twin pillars were made of the brass taken from the king of Zobah, 1 Chronicles 18:8-9. Each would stand to a height of forty feet. Their names were symbolical, and indicated their strength and durability. Wreaths of golden chainwork hung from the capitals, while beautiful ornaments of lily-work adorned the heads of these noble columns. Jachin-"he shall establish"-and Boaz-"in him is strength"-combined with the beauty of the lily-work, remind us that strength and beauty are in God's sanctuary and blend in the character of His people.
The molten sea was substituted for the ancient laver, Exodus 30:18. It was an immense circular vase, holding 20,000 gallons of water. Its brim was in the form of a lily and it stood on twelve brazen oxen. Water in abundance was needed for the cleansing of the courts; and our Lord has taught us in John 13:1-38 the necessity for constant washing if we would walk with God.
1 Kings 7:1-51 - Breaking Three Commandments
From a worldly point of view Naboth might have done a good stroke of business by selling his estate to. Ahab. A royal price and assured favor might have been his-but he had a conscience! Above the persuasive tones of the monarch's offer sounded the voice of God: "The land shall not be sold for ever, for the land is mine." See Leviticus 25:23; Numbers 36:7; Ezekiel 46:18.
Ahab knew perfectly well that Jezebel could not give him the property of another except by foul means, but he took pains not to inquire. Though the direct orders for Naboth's death did not come from him, yet, by his silence, he was an accomplice and an accessory; and divine justice penetrates all such specious excuses. God holds us responsible for wrongs which we do not arrest, though we have the power. The crime was blacker because of the pretext of religion, as suggested by a fast. See also 2 Kings 9:26. The blood of murdered innocence cries to God, and his requital, though delayed, is inevitable. See Revelation 6:9-10. [source]

Chapter Summary: 1 Kings 7

1  The building of Solomon's house
2  Of the house of Lebanon
6  Of the porch of pillars
7  Of the porch of judgment
8  Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter
13  Hiram's work of the two pillars,
23  Of the molten sea
27  Of the ten bases
38  Of the ten lavers
40  and all the vessels

What do the individual words in 1 Kings 7:13 mean?

And sent King Solomon and brought - Huram from Tyre
וַיִּשְׁלַח֙ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה וַיִּקַּ֥ח אֶת־ חִירָ֖ם מִצֹּֽר

וַיִּשְׁלַח֙  And  sent 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: שָׁלַח  
Sense: to send, send away, let go, stretch out.
הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ  King 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: מֶלֶךְ 
Sense: king.
שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה  Solomon 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: שְׁלֹמֹה  
Sense: son of David by Bathsheba and 3rd king of Israel; author of Proverbs and Song of Songs.
וַיִּקַּ֥ח  and  brought 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: יָקַח 
Sense: to take, get, fetch, lay hold of, seize, receive, acquire, buy, bring, marry, take a wife, snatch, take away.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
חִירָ֖ם  Huram 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: חִירֹום 
Sense: the king of Tyre who sent workmen and materials to Jerusalem to build both the palace for David and the temple for Solomon.
מִצֹּֽר  from  Tyre 
Parse: Preposition-m, Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: צֹור 
Sense: the Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast.

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