2 Chronicles 8:1-9 NIV

Solomon's Other Activities

8:1-18pp -- 1Ki 9:10-28

1 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace,1

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2 Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hirama had given him, and settled Israelites in them.

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    • a 8:2 - Hebrew "Huram," a variant of "Hiram"; also in verse 18
      3 Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.
      4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.2

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      5 He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon3 and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,

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      6 as well as Baalath4 and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horsesb--whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.

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        • b 8:6 - Or "charioteers"
          7 All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites5 (these peoples were not Israelites),

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          8 that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed--these Solomon conscripted6 for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.

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          9 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.