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2 Chronicles 8 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house, 1 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace,
2 Solomon rebuilt the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them. 2 Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.
3 And Solomon went to Ha'math-zo'bah, and took it. 3 Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.
4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store-cities which he built in Hamath. 4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.
5 He also built Upper Beth-hor'on and Lower Beth-hor'on, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars, 5 He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,
6 and Ba'alath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 6 as well as Baalath and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horses--whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.
7 All the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites, who were not of Israel, 7 All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites),
8 from their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel had not destroyed--these Solomon made a forced levy and so they are to this day. 8 that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed--these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
9 But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves for his work; they were soldiers, and his officers, the commanders of his chariots, and his horsemen. 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.
10 And these were the chief officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty, who exercised authority over the people. 10 They were also King Solomon's chief officials--two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.
11 Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not live in the house of David king of Israel, for the places to which the ark of the LORD has come are holy." 11 Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, "My wife must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the LORD has entered are holy."
12 Then Solomon offered up burnt offerings to the LORD upon the altar of the LORD which he had built before the vestibule, 12 On the altar of the LORD that he had built in front of the portico, Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the LORD,
13 as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts--the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of weeks, and the feast of tabernacles. 13 according to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons and the three annual feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles.
14 According to the ordinance of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions for the several gates; for so David the man of God had commanded. 14 In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties, and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day's requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.
15 And they did not turn aside from what the king had commanded the priests and Levites concerning any matter and concerning the treasuries. 15 They did not deviate from the king's commands to the priests or to the Levites in any matter, including that of the treasuries.
16 Thus was accomplished all the work of Solomon from the day the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed. 16 All Solomon's work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid until its completion. So the temple of the LORD was finished.
17 Then Solomon went to E'zion-ge'ber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom. 17 Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom.
18 And Huram sent him by his servants ships and servants familiar with the sea, and they went to Ophir together with the servants of Solomon, and fetched from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon. 18 And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers, men who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.