1 Kings 9:10-28

Solomon’s Other Acts

10 a  At the end of b  twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the  Lord and the king’s house, 11and Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold, as much as he desired, King Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, they did not please him. 13Therefore he said, “What kind of cities are these that you have given me, my brother?” So they are called the land of c  Cabul to this day. 14Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents
A  talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
of gold.

15And this is the account of e  the forced labor that King Solomon drafted to build the house of the  Lord and his own house and f  the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and g  Hazor and h  Megiddo and Gezer 16(Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire, and had killed i  the Canaanites who lived in the city, and had given it as dowry to j  his daughter, Solomon’s wife; 17so Solomon rebuilt Gezer) and k  Lower Beth-horon 18and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
Hebrew lacks  of Judah
19and all the store cities that Solomon had, and m  the cities for his chariots, and the cities for n  his horsemen, and whatever Solomon o  desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 20All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the people of Israel 21 p  their descendants who were left after them in the land q  whom the people of Israel were unable to devote to destruction
That is, set apart ( devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)
s  these Solomon drafted to be t  slaves, and so they are to this day.
22But u  of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves. They were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, his chariot commanders and his horsemen.

23These were the chief officers who were over Solomon’s work: v  550 w  who had charge of the people who carried on the work.

24But x  Pharaoh’s daughter went up from the city of David to y  her own house that Solomon had built for her. z  Then he built aa  the Millo.

25Three times a year Solomon used to offer up burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar that he built to the  Lord, making offerings with it
Septuagint lacks  with it
before the  Lord. So he finished the house.

26King Solomon built a fleet of ships at ac  Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom. 27And Hiram sent ad  with the fleet his servants, seamen who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon. 28And they went to ae  Ophir and brought from there gold, 420 talents, and they brought it to King Solomon.

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