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2 Chronicles 8

GNT 1 It took Solomon twenty years to build the Temple and his palace. NIV 1 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace, GNT 2 He also rebuilt the cities that King Hiram had given him, and sent Israelites to settle in them. NIV 2 Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them. GNT 3 He captured the territory of Hamath and Zobah NIV 3 Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it. GNT 4 and fortified the city of Palmyra in the desert. He rebuilt all the cities in Hamath that were centers for storing supplies. NIV 4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath. GNT 5 Solomon also rebuilt the following cities: Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon (fortified cities with gates that could be barred), NIV 5 He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars, GNT 6 the city of Baalath, all the cities where he stored supplies, and the cities where his horses and chariots were stationed. He carried out all his plans for building in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and throughout the territory that he ruled over. 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. GNT 7 Solomon employed at forced labor all the descendants of the people of Canaan whom the Israelites had not killed when they took possession of the land. These included Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, whose descendants continue to be slaves down to the present time. NIV 7 There were still people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these people were not Israelites). GNT 9 Israelites were not used at forced labor, but served as soldiers, officers, chariot commanders, and cavalry troops. 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. GNT 10 There were 250 officials in charge of the forced labor working on the various building projects. NIV 10 They were also King Solomon’s chief officials—two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men. GNT 11 Solomon moved his wife, the daughter of the king of Egypt, from David's City to a house he built for her. He said, "She must not live in the palace of King David of Israel, because any place where the Covenant Box has been is holy." 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.” GNT 12 Solomon offered sacrifices to the Lord on the altar which he had built in front 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, GNT 13 He offered burnt offerings according to the requirements of the Law of Moses for each holy day: Sabbaths, New Moon Festivals, and the three annual festivals - the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Harvest Festival, and the Festival of Shelters. NIV 13 according to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons and the three annual festivals—the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. GNT 14 Following the rules laid down by his father David, he organized the daily work of the priests and of the Levites who assisted the priests in singing hymns and in doing their work. He also organized the Temple guards in sections for performing their daily duties at each gate, in accordance with 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. GNT 15 The instructions which David had given the priests and the Levites concerning the storehouses and other matters were carried out in detail. 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. GNT 16 By this time all of Solomon's projects had been completed. From the laying of the foundation of the Lord's Temple to its completion, all the work had been successful. 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. GNT 17 Then Solomon went to Eziongeber and Elath, ports on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba, in the land of Edom. NIV 17 Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom. GNT 18 King Hiram sent him ships under the command of his own officers and with experienced sailors. They sailed with Solomon's officers to the land of Ophir and brought back to Solomon about sixteen tons of gold. NIV 18 And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own men, sailors 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.

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