1 Kings 9

CHAPTER 9

God Speaks to Solomon a Second Time

And it came to pass as Solomon completed constructing the house of the  lord, and the house of the king, and all the matters of Solomon, as many things as he wanted to do, that the  lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as he appeared to him in Gibeon. And [2said 3to 4him 1the  lord], I heard your prayer and your supplication, which you beseeched before me. I sanctified this house which you built, to establish my name there into the eon. And [4will be 1my eyes 2and 3my heart] there all the days. And you, if you should go before me as [2David went 1your father], in sacredness of heart, and in straightness, to do according to all which I gave charge to him, and [2my orders 3and 4my commandments 1you should keep], then I will raise up the throne of your kingdom over Israel into the eon, as I spoke to your father David, saying, There shall not be removed from you a man leading in Israel.

God Warns Solomon

But if by turning, you should turn, you and your children, from me and my orders which I put before you, so as to not keep, and you should go and should serve [2gods 1other], and should do obeisance to them; then I will remove Israel from the land which I gave to them,; and this house which I sanctified to my name I shall throw away from my face. And Israel will be for extinction and for a discussion among all the peoples. And [3house 1this 2lofty], every one traveling by it shall be amazed, and shall whistle. And they shall say, For what reason did the  lord do thus to this land, and to this house? And they shall say, Because they abandoned the  lord their God, the one leading their fathers from out of the house of slavery of Egypt, and they took hold of alien gods, and did obeisance to to them, and served to them. On account of this the  lord brought upon them all this evil. 10 And it came to pass after twenty years in which Solomon constructed the two houses, the house of the  lord, and the house of the king, 11 Hiram the king of Tyre assisted Solomon with timbers of cedars, and with timbers of pines, and in gold, and in all his want. Then [3gave 1king 2Solomon] to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12 And Hiram came forth from out of Tyre, and went to Galilee to behold the cities which [2gave 3to him 1Solomon], and they did not please him. 13 And Hiram said, What are these cities which you gave to me, O brother? And he called them The Border until this day. 14 And Hiram sent to Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold. 15 And this is the matter of the plunder which [3brought 1king 2Solomon] to build the house of the  lord, and the house of the king, and the wall of Jerusalem, and the Akra to enclose the barrier of the city of David, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 16 Pharaoh king of Egypt ascended and first took Gezer, and he burnt it by fire, and the Canaanite dwelling in the city he put to death, and [2gave 3it 1Pharaoh] as a dowry to his daughter -- to the wife of Solomon. 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the lower, 18 and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, 19 and all the cities, the ones fortified which were to Solomon, and all the cities of the chariots, and all the cities of the horsemen, and the matters which Solomon engaged in to construct in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 20 All the remaining people from the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, and the Gergesite of the ones not being of the sons of Israel, 21  their children being left with them in the land, which [4were not 5able 1the 2sons 3of Israel] to utterly destroy them, that [2led 3them 1Solomon] into tribute until this day. 22 And from the sons of Israel [2did not give 1Solomon] one for servitude, for they were men warriors, and his servants, and rulers, and his third rank, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen. 23 [3were 1And 2the rulers] (the ones having knowledge over the works of Solomon) five hundred fifty dominating among the people doing work. 24 [2the 3daughter 1And] of Pharaoh ascended from the city of David to her house, which he built to her. Then he built Millo. 25 And Solomon offered thrice in a year whole burnt-offerings and peace offerings upon the altar, the one he built to the  lord. And he burnt incense upon it, the one which was before the  lord, and he finished the house. 26 And [3made 1king 2Solomon] a ship in Ezion Geber, the city being next to Eloth, upon the edge of the sea of the extreme part, in the land of Edom. 27 And Hiram sent in the ship [3of his servants, 1men 2mariners], people knowing to row the sea with the servants of Solomon. 28 And they came unto Ophir, and took from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
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