1 Kings 9:20-22 NIV

20 All the people left from the Amorites, Hittites,1 Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites2 (these peoples were not Israelites),

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21 that is, their descendants3 remaining in the land, whom the Israelites could not exterminatea4--these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force,5 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 slaves6 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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