2 Chronicles 8

1 It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Shlomo had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
2 that the cities which Huram had given to Shlomo, Shlomo built them, and caused the children of Yisra'el to dwell there.
3 Shlomo went to Hamat-Tzovah, and prevailed against it.
4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamat.
5 Also he built Beit-Horon the upper, and Beit-Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
6 and Ba`alat, and all the store-cities that Shlomo had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and all that Shlomo desired to build for his pleasure in Yerushalayim, and in Levanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
7 As for all the people who were left of the Hitti, and the Amori, and the Perizzi, and the Hivvi, and the Yevusi, who were not of Yisra'el;
8 of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Yisra'el didn't consume, of them did Shlomo raise a levy [of bondservants] to this day.
9 But of the children of Yisra'el did Shlomo make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
10 These were the chief officers of king Shlomo, even two hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.
11 Shlomo brought up the daughter of Par`oh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Yisra'el, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD has come.
12 Then Shlomo offered burnt-offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,
13 even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the mitzvah of Moshe, on the Shabbatot, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, [even] in the feast of matzah, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of booths.
14 He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the courses of the Kohanim to their service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the Kohanim, as the duty of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.
15 They didn't depart from the mitzvah of the king to the Kohanim and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
16 Now all the work of Shlomo was prepared to the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. [So] the house of the LORD was completed.
17 Then went Shlomo to `Etzyon-Gever, and to Elot, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
18 Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants who had knowledge of the sea; and they came with the servants of Shlomo to Ofir, and fetched from there four hundred fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Shlomo.
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