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Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 8:2

2 Chronicles 8:2 ASV
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 BBE
He took in hand the building up of the towns which Huram had given him, causing the children of Israel to make living-places for themselves there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 CEB
Solomon next rebuilt the cities Huram had given him, and he settled Israelites there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 CJB
Shlomo built up the cities which Huram had given to Shlomo and had the people of Isra'el live there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 RHE
He built the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 ESV
Solomon rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 GW
He rebuilt the cities Huram gave him, and he had Israelites live in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 GNT
He also rebuilt the cities that King Hiram had given him, and sent Israelites to settle in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 HNV
that the cities which Huram had given to Shlomo, Shlomo built them, and caused the children of Yisra'el to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 CSB
Solomon having rebuilt the cities Hiram gave him and having settled the Israelites there-
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2 Chronicles 8:2 KJV
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 LEB
Solomon also built the cities that Huram had given to him, and he settled the {Israelites} in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NAS
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NCV
Solomon rebuilt the towns that Hiram had given him, and Solomon sent Israelites to live in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NIRV
Solomon rebuilt the villages Hiram had given him. He settled Israelites in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NIV
Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NKJV
that the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them; and he settled the children of Israel there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NLT
Solomon now turned his attention to rebuilding the towns that King Hiram had given him, and he settled Israelites in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 NRS
Solomon rebuilt the cities that Huram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 RSV
Solomon rebuilt the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 DBY
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 MSG
rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given him and colonized them with Israelites;
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2 Chronicles 8:2 WBT
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 TMB
that the cities which Hiram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them up and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 TNIV
Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 WEB
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
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2 Chronicles 8:2 WYC
he builded the cities, which Hiram had given to Solomon; and he made the sons of Israel to dwell there. (he rebuilt the cities, which Hiram had given to Solomon; and he ordered the Israelites to live there.)
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2 Chronicles 8:2 YLT
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.
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2 Chronicles 8 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 8

Solomon's buildings and trade.

- It sometimes requires more wisdom and resolution to govern a family in the fear of God, than to govern a kingdom with reputation. The difficulty is increased, when a man has a hinderance instead of a help meet in the wife of his bosom. Solomon kept up the holy sacrifices, according to the law of Moses. In vain had the altar been built, in vain had fire come down from heaven, if sacrifices had not been constantly brought. Spiritual sacrifices are required of us, which we are to bring daily and weekly; it is good to be in a settled method of devotion. When the service of the temple was put into good order, it is said, The house of the Lord was perfected. The work was the main matter, not the place; the temple was unfinished till all this was done. Canaan was a rich country, and yet must send to Ophir for gold The Israelites were a wise people, but must be beholden to the king of Tyre for men that had knowledge of the seas. Grace, and not gold, is the best riches, and acquaintance with God and his law, the best knowledge. Leaving the children of this world to scramble for the toys of this world, may we, as the children of God, lay up our treasure in heaven, that where our treasure is, our hearts also may be.

2 Chronicles 8 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 8

2 Chronicles 8:1-6 . SOLOMON'S BUILDINGS.

2. cities which Huram had restored . . . Solomon built them, &c.--These cities lay in the northwest of Galilee. Though included within the limits of the promised land, they had never been conquered. The right of occupying them Solomon granted to Huram, who, after consideration, refused them as unsuitable to the commercial habits of his subjects from the possession of the Canaanite inhabitants, repaired them and filled them with a colony of Hebrews.

3-6. And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah--Hamath was on the Orontes, in Coele-Syria. Its king, Toi, had been the ally of David; but from the combination, Hamath and Zobah, it would appear that some revolution had taken place which led to the union of these two petty kingdoms of Syria into one. For what cause the resentment of Solomon was provoked against it, we are not informed, but he sent an armed force which reduced it. He made himself master also of Tadmor, the famous Palmyra in the same region. Various other cities along the frontiers of his extended dominions he repaired and fitted up, either to serve as store-places for the furtherance of his commercial enterprises, or to secure his kingdom from foreign invasion

2 Chronicles 8:7-11 . THE CANAANITES MADE TRIBUTARIES.

7. all the people that were left, &c.--The descendants of the Canaanites who remained in the country were treated as war prisoners, being obliged to "pay tribute or to serve as galley slaves" ( 2 Chronicles 2:18 ), while the Israelites were employed in no works but such as were of an honorable character.

10. two hundred and fifty that bare rule--(Compare 1 Kings 9:23 ). It is generally agreed that the text of one of these passages is corrupt.

11. Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her--On his marriage with the Egyptian princess at the beginning of his reign, he assigned her a temporary abode in the city of David, that is, Jerusalem, until a suitable palace for his wife had been erected. While that palace was in progress, he himself lodged in the palace of David, but he did not allow her to occupy it, because he felt that she being a heathen proselyte, and having brought from her own country an establishment of heathen maid-servants, there would have been an impropriety in her being domiciled in a mansion which was or had been hallowed by the reception of the ark. It seems she was received on her arrival into his mother's abode ( Solomon 3:4 , 8:2 ).

2 Chronicles 8:15-18 . SOLOMON'S FESTIVAL SACRIFICES.

15. they departed not from the commandment of the king--that is, David, in any of his ordinances, which by divine authority he established.
unto the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures--either in regulating the courses of the priests and Levites, or in the destination of his accumulated treasures to the construction and adornment of the temple.

17. Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth--These two maritime ports were situated at the eastern gulf of the Red Sea, now called the Gulf of Akaba. Eloth is seen in the modern Akaba, Ezion-geber in El Gudyan [ROBINSON]. Solomon, determined to cultivate the arts of peace, was sagacious enough to perceive that his kingdom could become great and glorious only by encouraging a spirit of commercial enterprise among his subjects; and, accordingly, with that in mind he made a contract with Huram for ships and seamen to instruct his people in navigation.

18. Huram sent him . . . ships--either sent him ship-men, able seamen, overland; or, taking the word "sent" in a looser sense, supplied him, that is, built him ships--namely, in docks at Eloth (compare 1 Kings 9:26 1 Kings 9:27 ). This navy of Solomon was manned by Tyrians, for Solomon had no seamen capable of performing distant expeditions. The Hebrew fishermen, whose boats plied on the Sea of Tiberias or coasted the shores of the Mediterranean, were not equal to the conducting of large vessels laden with valuable cargoes on long voyages and through the wide and unfrequented ocean.
four hundred and fifty talents of gold--(Compare 1 Kings 9:28 ). The text in one of these passages is corrupt.