There were still some people living in the land who were not Israelites, including Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
These were descendants of the nations that Israel had not completely destroyed. a So Solomon conscripted them for his labor force, and they serve in the labor force to this day.
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