11Now it came about at the end of the twentyyears in whichSolomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house2
that he built the citieswhichHuram had given to ahim, and settled the sons of Israelthere.
Then Solomonwent to Hamath-zobah and captured it.
He builtTadmor in the wilderness and all the storagecitieswhich he had built in Hamath.
He also builtupper2Beth-horon and lowerBeth-horon, 3fortifiedcities with walls, gates and bars;
and Baalath and all the storagecities that Solomonhad, and all the cities for bhis chariots and cities for chis horsemen, and all that it pleasedSolomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the landdunder his rule.
74All of the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,
namely, from their descendantswho were leftafter them in the landwhom the sons of Israel had not destroyed, 5them Solomonraised as forcedlaborers to thisday.
But Solomon did not makeslaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chiefcaptains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen.
10These were the chiefeofficers of KingSolomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.
116Then SolomonbroughtPharaoh'sdaughter up from the city of David to the housewhich he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of Davidking of Israel, becausefthe places are holywhere the ark of the LORD has entered."
12ThenSolomonofferedburntofferings to the LORD on 7the altar of the LORDwhich he had builtbefore the porch;
and 8did so according to the dailyrule, offering them up 9according to the commandment of Moses, for 10the sabbaths, 11the newmoons and the 12threeannualfeasts -the Feast of UnleavenedBread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths.
Now according to the ordinance of his fatherDavid, he appointed13the divisions of the priests for their service, and 14the Levites for their duties of praise and ministeringbefore the priests according to the dailyrule, and 15the gatekeepers by their divisions at everygate; for 16David the man of God had socommanded.
And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in anymanner or concerning the storehouses.
Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out gfrom the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
17ThenSolomonwent to 17Ezion-geber and to 18Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.
And Huram by his servantssent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon'sservants to Ophir, and 19took from therefourhundred and fiftytalents of gold and brought them to KingSolomon.