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2 Chronicles 8

NLT 1 It took Solomon twenty years to build the LORD ’s Temple and his own royal palace. At the end of that time, NIV 1 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace, NLT 2 Solomon turned his attention to rebuilding the towns that King Hiram had given him, and he settled Israelites in them. NIV 2 Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them. NLT 3 Solomon also fought against the town of Hamath-zobah and conquered it. NIV 3 Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it. NLT 4 He rebuilt Tadmor in the wilderness and built towns in the region of Hamath as supply centers. NIV 4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath. NLT 5 He fortified the towns of Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, rebuilding their walls and installing barred gates. NIV 5 He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars, NLT 6 He also rebuilt Baalath and other supply centers and constructed towns where his chariots and horses could be stationed. He built everything he desired in Jerusalem and Lebanon and throughout his entire realm. NIV 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. NLT 7 There were still some people living in the land who were not Israelites, including the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. NIV 7 All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites), NLT 8 These were descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not destroyed. So Solomon conscripted them for his labor force, and they serve as forced laborers to this day. NIV 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. NLT 9 But Solomon did not conscript any of the Israelites for his labor force. Instead, he assigned them to serve as fighting men, officers in his army, commanders of his chariots, and charioteers. NIV 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. NLT 10 King Solomon appointed 250 of them to supervise the people. NIV 10 They were also King Solomon's chief officials--two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men. NLT 11 Solomon moved his wife, Pharaoh’s daughter, from the City of David to the new palace he had built for her. He said, “My wife must not live in King David’s palace, for the Ark of the LORD has been there, and it is holy ground.” NIV 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." NLT 12 Then Solomon presented burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar he had built for him in front of the entry room of the Temple. NIV 12 On the altar of the LORD that he had built in front of the portico, Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the LORD, NLT 13 He offered the sacrifices for the Sabbaths, the new moon festivals, and the three annual festivals—the Passover celebration, the Festival of Harvest, and the Festival of Shelters—as Moses had commanded. NIV 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. NLT 14 In assigning the priests to their duties, Solomon followed the regulations of his father, David. He also assigned the Levites to lead the people in praise and to assist the priests in their daily duties. And he assigned the gatekeepers to their gates by their divisions, following the commands of David, the man of God. NIV 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. NLT 15 Solomon did not deviate in any way from David’s commands concerning the priests and Levites and the treasuries. NIV 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. NLT 16 So Solomon made sure that all the work related to building the Temple of the LORD was carried out, from the day its foundation was laid to the day of its completion. NIV 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. NLT 17 Later Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Elath, ports along the shore of the Red Sea in the land of Edom. NIV 17 Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom. NLT 18 Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers and manned by experienced crews of sailors. These ships sailed to Ophir with Solomon’s men and brought back to Solomon almost seventeen tons of gold. NIV 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.