2 Chronicles 2:17

17 Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600.

2 Chronicles 2:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.
ESV
17 Then Solomon counted all the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, after the census of them that David his father had taken, and there were found 153,600.
NLT
17 Solomon took a census of all foreigners in the land of Israel, like the census his father had taken, and he counted 153,600.
MSG
17 Solomon then took a census of all the foreigners living in Israel, using the same census-taking method employed by his father. They numbered 153,600.
CSB
17 Solomon took a census of all the foreign men in the land of Israel, after the census that his father David had conducted, and the total was 153,600.

2 Chronicles 2:17 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 2:17

And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land
of Israel
Which, according to Kimchi, were the remains of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites, see ( 2 Chronicles 8:8 ) , yet not idolaters, or they would not have been suffered by David and Solomon to have dwelt in the land, but were such as were become proselytes of the gate:

after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them;
not at the time Israel was numbered by him, but in order to provide workmen for the building of the temple, ( 1 Chronicles 22:2 ) ,

and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and six hundred;
men able to bear burdens, and hew timber.

2 Chronicles 2:17 In-Context

15 “Now let my lord send his servants the wheat and barley and the olive oil and wine he promised,
16 and we will cut all the logs from Lebanon that you need and will float them as rafts by sea down to Joppa. You can then take them up to Jerusalem.”
17 Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600.
18 He assigned 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be stonecutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 22:2
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 24:2