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1 Kings 9:20 ASV
As for all the people that were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel;
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1 Kings 9:20 BBE
As for the rest of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not children of Israel;
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1 Kings 9:20 CEB
Any non-Israelite people who remained of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites—
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1 Kings 9:20 CJB
All the people still left from the Emori, Hitti, P'rizi, Hivi, and Y'vusi, who were not part of the people of Isra'el,
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1 Kings 9:20 RHE
All the people that were left of the Amorrhites, and Hethites, and Pherezites, and Hevites, and Jebusites, that are not of the children of Israel:
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1 Kings 9:20 ESV
All 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--
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1 Kings 9:20 GW
The Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites had been left [in the land] because the Israelites had not been able to claim them for God by destroying them. They were not Israelites,
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1 Kings 9:20 GNT
For his forced labor Solomon used the descendants of the people of Canaan whom the Israelites had not killed when they took possession of their land. These included Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, whose descendants continue to be slaves down to the present time.
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1 Kings 9:20 HNV
As for all the people who were left of the Amori, the Hitti, the Perizzi, the Hivvi, and the Yevusi, who were not of the children of Yisra'el;
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1 Kings 9:20 CSB
As for all the peoples who remained of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not Israelites-
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1 Kings 9:20 KJV
And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,
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1 Kings 9:20 LEB
All of the people who were remaining from the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites who [were] not of the {Israelites},
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1 Kings 9:20 NAS
As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,
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1 Kings 9:20 NCV
There were other people in the land who were not Israelites -- Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
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1 Kings 9:20 NIRV
There were still many people left in the land who weren't Israelites. They included Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
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1 Kings 9:20 NIV
All the people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites),
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1 Kings 9:20 NKJV
All the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel--
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1 Kings 9:20 NLT
There were still some people living in the land who were not Israelites, including Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
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1 Kings 9:20 NRS
All 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—
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1 Kings 9:20 RSV
All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites, who were not of the people of Israel--
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1 Kings 9:20 DBY
All the people that were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel,
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1 Kings 9:20 MSG
The remnants from the original inhabitants of the land (Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites - all non-Israelites),
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1 Kings 9:20 WBT
[And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who [were] not of the children of Israel,
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1 Kings 9:20 TMB
And all the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel--
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1 Kings 9:20 TNIV
There were still people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites).
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1 Kings 9:20 WEB
As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel;
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1 Kings 9:20 WYC
(And) Solomon made tributaries unto this day (of) all the people, that (were) left of the Amorites, Hittites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites, which be not of the sons of Israel,
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1 Kings 9:20 YLT
The whole of the people that is left of the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who [are] not of the sons of Israel --
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1 Kings 9 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 9

God's answer to Solomon. (1-9) The presents of Solomon and Hiram. (10-14) Solomon's buildings, His trade. (15-28)

Verses 1-9 God warned Solomon, now he had newly built and dedicated the temple, that he and his people might not be high-minded, but fear. After all the services we can perform, we stand upon the same terms with the Lord as before. Nothing can purchase for us liberty to sin, nor would the true believer desire such a licence. He would rather be chastened of the Lord, than be allowed to go on with ease and prosperity in sin.

Verses 10-14 Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities. Hiram did not like them. If Solomon would gratify him, let it be in his own element, by becoming his partner in trade, as he did. See how the providence of God suits this earth to the various tempers of men, and the dispositions of men to the earth, and all for the good of mankind in general.

Verses 15-28 Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. He began at the right end, for he built God's house first, and finished that before he began his own; then God blessed him, and he prospered in all his other buildings. Let piety begin, and profit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains we take for the glory of God, and to profit others, we are likely to have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of all lands, had no gold in it; which shows that the best produce is that which is for the present support of life, our own and others; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by his merchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, within reach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, ( Proverbs 3:14 ) .

1 Kings 9 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 9

1 Kings 9:1-9 . GOD'S COVENANT IN A SECOND VISION WITH SOLOMON.

1. And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house--This first verse is connected with 1 Kings 9:11 , all that is contained between 1 Kings 9:2-10 being parenthetical.

2. That--rather, "For."
the Lord appeared--This appearance was, like the former one at Gibeon, most probably made in a supernatural vision, and on the night immediately following the dedication of the temple ( 2 Chronicles 7:12 ). The strain of it corresponds to this view, for it consists of direct answers to his solemn inaugural prayer ( 1 Kings 9:3 is in answer to 1 Kings 8:29 , 1 Kings 9:4 1 Kings 9:5 is in answer to 1 Kings 8:25 1 Kings 8:26 , 9:6-9 to 1 Kings 8:33-46 ; see also Deuteronomy 29:22-24 ).

8, 9. this house, which is high--"high," either in point of situation, for it was built on a hill, and therefore conspicuous to every beholder; or "high" in respect to privilege, honor, and renown; or this "house of the Most High," notwithstanding all its beauty and magnificence, shall be destroyed, and remain in such a state of ruin and degradation as to be a striking monument of the just judgment of God. The record of this second vision, in which were rehearsed the conditions of God's covenant with Solomon and the consequences of breaking them, is inserted here as a proper introduction to the narrative about to be given of this king's commercial enterprises and ambitious desire for worldly glory; for this king, by encouraging an influx of foreign people and a taste for foreign luxuries, rapidly corrupted his own mind and that of this subjects, so that they turned from following God, they and their children ( 1 Kings 9:6 ).

1 Kings 9:10-23 . THE MUTUAL PRESENTS OF SOLOMON AND HIRAM.

10. at the end of twenty years--Seven and a half years were spent in building the temple, and twelve and a half or thirteen in the erection of his palace ( 1 Kings 7:1 , 2 Chronicles 8:1 ). This verse is only a recapitulation of 1 Kings 9:1 , necessary to recover the thread of connection in the narrative.

11. Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee--According to JOSEPHUS, they were situated on the northwest of it, adjacent to Tyre. Though lying within the boundaries of the promised land ( Genesis 15:18 , Joshua 1:4 ), they had never been conquered till then, and were inhabited by Canaanite heathens ( Judges 4:2-13 , 2 Kings 15:29 ). They were probably given to Hiram, whose dominions were small, as a remuneration for his important services in furnishing workmen, materials, and an immense quantity of wrought gold ( 1 Kings 9:14 ) for the temple and other buildings [MICHAELIS]. The gold, however, as others think, may have been the amount of forfeits paid to Solomon by Hiram for not being able to answer the riddles and apothegms, with which, according to JOSEPHUS, in their private correspondence, the two sovereigns amused themselves. Hiram having refused these cities, probably on account of their inland situation making them unsuitable to his maritime and commercial people, Solomon satisfied his ally in some other way; and, taking these cities into his own hands, he first repaired their shattered walls, then filled them with a colony of Hebrews ( 2 Chronicles 8:2 ).

15-24. this is the reason of the levy--A levy refers both to men and money, and the necessity for Solomon making it arose from the many gigantic works he undertook to erect.
Millo--part of the fort of Jerusalem on Mount Zion ( 2 Samuel 5:9 , 1 Chronicles 11:8 ), or a row of stone bastions around Mount Zion, Millo being the great corner tower of that fortified wall ( 1 Kings 11:27 , 2 Chronicles 32:5 ).
the wall of Jerusalem--either repairing some breaches in it ( 1 Kings 11:27 ), or extending it so as to enclose Mount Zion.
Hazor--fortified on account of its importance as a town in the northern boundary of the country.
Megiddo--(now Leijun)--Lying in the great caravan road between Egypt and Damascus, it was the key to the north of Palestine by the western lowlands, and therefore fortified.
Gezer--on the western confines of Ephraim, and, though a Levitical city, occupied by the Canaanites. Having fallen by right of conquest to the king of Egypt, who for some cause attacked it, it was given by him as a dowry to his daughter, and fortified by Solomon.

17. Beth-horon the nether--situated on the way from Joppa to Jerusalem and Gibeon; it required, from so public a road, to be strongly garrisoned.

18. Baalath--Baal-bek.
Tadmor--Palmyra, between Damascus and the Euphrates, was rebuilt and fortified as a security against invasion from northern Asia. In accomplishing these and various other works which were carried on throughout the kingdom, especially in the north, where Rezon of Damascus, his enemy, might prove dangerous, he employed vast numbers of the Canaanites as galley slaves ( 2 Chronicles 2:18 ), treating them as prisoners of war, who were compelled to do the drudgery and hard labor, while the Israelites were only engaged in honorable employment.

23. These were the chief of the

1 Kings 9:24-28 . SOLOMON'S YEARLY SACRIFICES.

24, 25. three times in a year--namely, at the passover, pentecost, and feast of tabernacles ( 2 Chronicles 8:13 , 31:3 ). The circumstances mentioned in these two verses form a proper conclusion to the record of his buildings and show that his design in erecting those at Jerusalem was to remedy defects existing at the commencement of his reign (see 1 Kings 3:1-4 ).

26. Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth--These were neighboring ports at the head of the eastern or Elanitic branch of the Red Sea. Tyrian ship carpenters and sailors were sent there for Solomon's vessels
Ezion-geber--that is, "the giant's backbone"; so called from a reef of rocks at the entrance of the harbor.
Eloth--Elim or Elath; that is, "the trees"; a grove of terebinths still exists at the head of the gulf.

28. Ophir--a general name, like the East or West Indies with us, for all the southern regions lying on the African, Arabian, or Indian seas, in so far as at that time known [HEEREN].
gold, four hundred and twenty At one hundred twenty-five pounds Troy, or fifteen hundred ounces to the talent, and about 4 to the ounce, this would make 2,604,000, or about $12,350,000.