|2 Chronicles 8 |
1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon rebuilt them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
3 Solomon went to Hamathzobah and prevailed against it.
4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.
5 He also built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;
6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
7 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,
8 But of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel had not destroyed, they were made to pay tribute by Solomon until this day.
9 But of the children of Israel Solomon made no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.
10 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, who bore rule over the people.
11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh 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 Israel, because the places are holy, where the ark of the LORD has come."
12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built in front of the porch,
13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts; three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.
14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required; the porters were also appointed by their divisions at every gate; for so had David the man of God commanded.
15 And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
16 Now all the work of Solomon 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 perfected.
17 Then Solomon went to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
18 By the hands of his servants Huram sent Solomon ships and servants who had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir. There they took four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
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