including craftsmen, builders, and masons, and should buy wood and chiseled stone for the repair work. 1
No straw is given to your servants, but we are told, 1 ‘Make bricks!’ Your servants are even 2 being beaten, but the fault 3 is with your people.”
They gave money to the craftsmen and builders to buy chiseled stone and wood for the braces and rafters of the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into disrepair. 1
They would then hand over 1 the silver that had been weighed to the construction foremen 2 assigned to the Lord’s temple. They hired carpenters and builders to work on the Lord’s temple,
I was attentive that night and saw a man seated 1 on a red horse that stood among some myrtle trees 2 in the ravine. Behind him were red, sorrel, 3 and white horses.