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2 Chronicles 8

NIRV 1 Solomon built the LORD's temple and his own palace. It took him 20 years to build them. After that, NIV 1 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace, NIRV 2 Solomon rebuilt the villages Hiram had given him. He settled Israelites in them. NIV 2 Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them. NIRV 3 Then Solomon went to Hamath Zobah. He captured it. NIV 3 Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it. NIRV 4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert. He built up all of the cities in Hamath where he could store things. NIV 4 He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath. NIRV 5 He rebuilt Lower Beth Horon and Upper Beth Horon. He put up high walls around them. He made their city gates secure with heavy metal bars. NIV 5 He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars, NIRV 6 He rebuilt Baalath and all of the cities where he could store things. He also rebuilt all of the cities for his chariots and horses. Solomon built anything he wanted to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon and all of the territory 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. NIRV 7 There were still many people left in the land who weren't Israelites. They included Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. NIV 7 There were still people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these people were not Israelites). NIRV 8 They were children of the people who had lived in the land before the Israelites came. The people of Israel hadn't destroyed them. Solomon had forced them to work very hard as his slaves. And they still work for Israel to this very day. NIV 8 Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land—whom the Israelites had not destroyed—to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day. NIRV 9 But Solomon didn't force the men of Israel to work as his slaves. Instead, some were his fighting men. Others were commanders of his captains, chariots and chariot drivers. 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. NIRV 10 Still others were King Solomon's chief officials. There were 250 officials in charge of the other men. NIV 10 They were also King Solomon’s chief officials—two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men. NIRV 11 Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her. He said, "My wife must not live in the palace of David, who was the king of Israel. It's one of the places the ark of the LORD has entered. That makes it 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.” NIRV 12 Solomon had built the LORD's altar. It stood in front of the temple porch. On that altar Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the Lord. NIV 12 On the altar of the LORD that he had built in front of the portico, Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the LORD, NIRV 13 Each day he sacrificed what the Law of Moses required. He sacrificed the required offerings every Sabbath day. He also sacrificed them at each New Moon Feast and during the three yearly feasts. Those three were the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths. 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. NIRV 14 Solomon followed the orders his father David had given him. He appointed the groups of priests for their duties. He appointed the Levites to lead the people in praising the Lord. They also helped the priests do their required tasks each day. Solomon appointed the groups of men who guarded all of the gates. That's what David, the man of God, had ordered. 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. NIRV 15 King David's commands were followed completely. They applied to the priests and Levites. They also applied to the temple treasure. 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. NIRV 16 All of Solomon's work was carried out. It started the day the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid. It ended when the LORD's temple was finished. 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. NIRV 17 Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom. NIV 17 Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom. NIRV 18 Hiram sent him ships that his own officers commanded. They were men who knew the sea. Together with Solomon's men they sailed to Ophir. They brought back 17 tons of gold. They gave it to King Solomon. 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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