1 Kings 9:10-22 NIV

Solomon's Other Activities

9:10-28pp -- 2Ch 8:1-18

10 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings--the temple of the LORD and the royal palace--

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      11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and pine and gold1 he wanted.

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      12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.
      13 "What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?" he asked. And he called them the Land of Cabul,a2 a name they have to this day.

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        • c 9:13 - "Cabul" sounds like the Hebrew for "good-for-nothing."
          14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talentsb of gold.3

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            • d 9:14 - That is, about 4 1/2 tons (about 4 metric tons)
              15 Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted4 to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces,c5 the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor,6 Megiddo and Gezer.7

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                • e 9:15 - Or "the Millo"; also in verse 24
                  16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter,8 Solomon's wife.

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                  17 And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,9

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                  18 Baalath,10 and Tadmord in the desert, within his land,

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                    • f 9:18 - The Hebrew may also be read "Tamar."
                      19 as well as all his store cities11 and the towns for his chariots12 and for his horsese--whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.

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                        • g 9:19 - Or "charioteers"
                          20 All the people left from the Amorites, Hittites,13 Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites14 (these peoples were not Israelites),

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                          21 that is, their descendants15 remaining in the land, whom the Israelites could not exterminatef16--these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force,17 as it is to this day.

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                            • h 9:21 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
                              22 But Solomon did not make slaves18 of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers.

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