141And Hiramsent to the king120talents of gold.
Now this is the account of the forcedlaborwhichKingSolomon2levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the a3Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, 4Hazor, 5Megiddo, and 6Gezer.
For Pharaohking of Egypt had gone up and capturedGezer and burned it with fire, and killed the 7Canaanites who lived in the city, and had 8given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon'swife.
So SolomonrebuiltGezer and the lower9Beth-horon18
and 10Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
and all the storagecitieswhichSolomonhad, even 11the cities for bhis chariots and the cities for c12his horsemen, and d13all that it pleasedSolomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the landeunder his rule.
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,
2114their descendantswho were leftafter them in the land15whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroyutterly, 16from them Solomonlevied17forcedlaborers , even to thisday.
But Solomon18did not makeslaves of the sons of Israel ; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariotcommanders, and his horsemen.
23These were the f19chiefofficerswho were overSolomon'swork, fivehundred and fifty, 20who ruled over the peopledoing the work.
As soon as 21Pharaoh'sdaughtercame up from the city of David to her housewhich Solomon had built for her, 22then he built the Millo.
Now 23threetimes in a yearSolomonofferedburntofferings and peaceofferings on the altarwhich he built to the LORD, burningincense with them on the altar which was before the LORD. So he finished the house.
26KingSolomon also built a 24fleet of ships in 25Ezion-geber, which is nearEloth on the shore of the gRedSea, in the land of Edom.
2726And Hiramsent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.
They went to 27Ophir and tookfourhundred and twentytalents of gold from there, and brought it to KingSolomon.