11Now it came about when Solomon had finishedbuilding the house of the LORD, and 2the king'shouse, and 3allathat Solomondesired to do,
that 4the LORDappeared to Solomon a secondtime, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
The LORDsaid to him, "5I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have madebefore Me; I have consecratedthishousewhich you have built6by putting My namethereforever , and 7My eyes and My heart will be thereperpetually .
"As for you, 8if you will walkbefore Me as your fatherDavidwalked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
then 9I will establish the throne of your kingdomoverIsraelforever, just as I bpromised to your fatherDavid, saying, 'cYou shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
"10But if you or your sonsindeedturnaway from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statuteswhich I have setbefore you, and go and serveothergods and worship them,
711then I will cutoffIsrael from the landwhich I have given them, and 12the housewhich I have consecrated for My name, I will dcast out of My sight. So 13Israel will become a proverb and a byword among allpeoples.
"And thishouse will becomee14a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, '15Why has the LORDdonethus to thisland and to thishouse?'
"And they will say, '16Because they forsook the LORD their God, whobrought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adoptedothergods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has broughtallthisadversity on them.' "
1017It came about 18at the end of twentyyears in whichSolomon had built the twohouses, the house of the LORD and the king'shouse11
(Hiramking of Tyre had suppliedSolomon with cedar and cypresstimber and gold according to all his desire ), thenKingSolomongaveHiramtwentycities in the land of Galilee.
So Hiramcame out from Tyre to see the citieswhichSolomon had given him, and they fdid not please him.
He said, "What are thesecitieswhich you have given me, my brother?" So gthey were called the land of h19Cabul to thisday.
1420And Hiramsent to the king120talents of gold.
Now this is the account of the forcedlaborwhichKingSolomon21levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the i22Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, 23Hazor, 24Megiddo, and 25Gezer.
For Pharaohking of Egypt had gone up and capturedGezer and burned it with fire, and killed the 26Canaanites who lived in the city, and had 27given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon'swife.
So SolomonrebuiltGezer and the lower28Beth-horon18
and 29Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
and all the storagecitieswhichSolomonhad, even 30the cities for jhis chariots and the cities for k31his horsemen, and l32all that it pleasedSolomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the landmunder 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,
2133their descendantswho were leftafter them in the land34whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroyutterly, 35from them Solomonlevied36forcedlaborers , even to thisday.
But Solomon37did 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 n38chiefofficerswho were overSolomon'swork, fivehundred and fifty, 39who ruled over the peopledoing the work.
As soon as 40Pharaoh'sdaughtercame up from the city of David to her housewhich Solomon had built for her, 41then he built the Millo.
Now 42threetimes 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 43fleet of ships in 44Ezion-geber, which is nearEloth on the shore of the oRedSea, in the land of Edom.
2745And Hiramsent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.
They went to 46Ophir and tookfourhundred and twentytalents of gold from there, and brought it to KingSolomon.