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 2 Chronicles 8
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   Book of 2 ChroniclesClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
    8:1-18 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

Solomon's Activities and Accomplishments

1 Now R146 it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house 2 that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, F79 and settled the sons of Israel there.

3 Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it. 4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath. 5 He also built upper Beth-horon R147 and lower Beth-horon, fortified R148 cities with walls, gates and bars; 6 and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his F80 chariots and cities for his F80 horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under F81 his rule.

7 All R149 of the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel, 8 namely, from their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel had not destroyed, them R150 Solomon raised as forced laborers to this day. 9 But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chief captains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen. 10 These were the chief officers F82 of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.

11 Then R151 Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the F83 places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered."

12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the R152 altar of the LORD which he had built before the porch; 13 and did R153 so according to the daily rule, offering them up according R154 to the commandment of Moses, for the R155 sabbaths, the R156 new moons and the three R157 annual feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths.

14 Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the R158 divisions of the priests for their service, and the R159 Levites for their duties of praise and ministering before the priests according to the daily rule, and the R160 gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David R161 the man of God had so commanded. 15 And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in any manner or concerning the storehouses.

16 Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from F84 the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.

17 Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber R162 and to Eloth R163 on the seashore in the land of Edom. 18 And Huram by his servants sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon's servants to Ophir, and took R164 from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.

F79: Lit Solomon
F80: Lit the
F80: Lit the
F81: Lit of
F82: Or deputies
F83: Lit they are
F84: So ancient versions; M.T. as far as

R146: 1 Kings 9:10-28
R147: 1 Chronicles 7:24
R148: 2 Chronicles 14:7
R149: Genesis 15:18-21; 1 Kings 9:20
R150: 1 Kings 4:6; 9:21
R151: 1 Kings 3:1; 7:8
R152: 2 Chronicles 4:1
R153: Exodus 29:38-42
R154: Numbers 28:3
R155: Numbers 28:9,10
R156: Numbers 28:11
R157: Exodus 23:14-17; 34:22,23; Deuteronomy 16:16
R158: 1 Chronicles 24:1
R159: 1 Chronicles 25:1
R160: 1 Chronicles 26:1
R161: Nehemiah 12:24,36
R162: 1 Kings 9:26
R163: 2 Kings 14:22
R164: 2 Chronicles 9:10,13


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