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 2 Chronicles 8:1 - 18
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 8
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace,
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram F35 had given him, and settled Israelites in them.
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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as well as Baalath and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horses F36 - whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites),
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed - these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Solomon did not make slaves of the Israelites for his work; they were his fighting men, commanders of his captains, and commanders of his chariots and charioteers.
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They were also King Solomon's chief officials - two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, "My wife must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the LORD has entered are holy."
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On the altar of the LORD that he had built in front of the portico, Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the LORD,
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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according to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons and the three annual feasts - the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles.
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties, and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day's requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They did not deviate from the king's commands to the priests or to the Levites in any matter, including that of the treasuries.
 
8:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All Solomon's work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid until its completion. So the temple of the LORD was finished.
 
8:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom.
 
8:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, men who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents F37 of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F35 Hebrew Huram, a variant of Hiram; also in verse 18
F36 Or charioteers
F37 That is, about 17 tons (about 16 metric tons)

 
 

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