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 1 Kings 9:15 - 28
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 9
9:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, F58 the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.
 
9:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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(Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon's wife.
 
9:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,
 
9:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Baalath, and Tadmor F59 in the desert, within his land,
 
9:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
as well as all his store cities and the towns for his chariots and for his horses F60 - whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.
 
9:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites),
 
9:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites could not exterminate F61 - these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
 
9:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Solomon did not make slaves of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers.
 
9:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon's projects - 550 officials supervising the men who did the work.
 
9:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After Pharaoh's daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace Solomon had built for her, he constructed the supporting terraces.
 
9:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Three times a year Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings F62 on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense before the LORD along with them, and so fulfilled the temple obligations.
 
9:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon also built ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea. F63
 
9:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Hiram sent his men - sailors who knew the sea - to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.
 
9:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents F64 of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F58 Or the Millo; also in verse 24
F59 The Hebrew may also be read Tamar.
F60 Or charioteers
F61 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them.
F62 Traditionally peace offerings
F63 Hebrew Yam Suph; that is, Sea of Reeds
F64 That is, about 16 tons (about 14.5 metric tons)

 
 

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