1 Kings 9:17
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New International Version
And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,

New Living Translation
So Solomon rebuilt the city of Gezer.) He also built up the towns of Lower Beth-horon,

English Standard Version
so Solomon rebuilt Gezer) and Lower Beth-horon

New American Standard Bible
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

King James Bible
And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth-horon,

International Standard Version
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer, lower Beth-horon,

NET Bible
Solomon built up Gezer, lower Beth Horon,

New Heart English Bible
Solomon built Gezer, and Lower Beth Horon,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth Horon,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

New American Standard 1977
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon built Gezer and Bethhoron, the lower,

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon built Gezer, and lower Beth-horon,

American King James Version
And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

American Standard Version
And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Solomon built: Gazer, and Beth-horon the nether,

Darby Bible Translation
-- And Solomon built Gezer, and lower Beth-horon,

English Revised Version
Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

World English Bible
Solomon built Gezer, and Beth Horon the lower,

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower,
Study Bible
Solomon's Numerous Achievements
16For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire, and killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and had given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife. 17So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon 18and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,…
Cross References
Joshua 10:10
And the LORD confounded them before Israel, and He slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.

Joshua 16:3
It went down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of lower Beth-horon even to Gezer, and it ended at the sea.

Joshua 21:22
and Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands; four cities.

2 Chronicles 8:5
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;
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And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

Beth-horon

Joshua 16:3 And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti, to the coast of …

Joshua 19:44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

Joshua 21:22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four cities.

2 Chronicles 8:4-6 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, …

(17) Beth-horon the nether.--The name "Beth-horon" ("the house of caves,") was given to two small towns or villages (still called Beit-r), near Gezer, commanding the steep and rugged pass from the maritime plain, celebrated for three great victories of Israel--the great victory of Joshua (Joshua , 10), the victory of Judas Maccabus (1 Maccabees 3:13-24), and the last victory of the Jews over the Roman army of Cestius Gallus, before the fall of Jerusalem (Josephus, Wars of the Jews, ii. 19). The lower Beth-horon stands On a low eminence on the edge of the plain.

Verse 17. - And Solomon built Gezer [In the case of Gezer it was an actual rebuilding. But as applied to Beth-boron, etc., "built" probably means enlarged, strengthened] and Beth-horon the nether [mentioned in connexion with Gezer, Joshua 16:3 (cf. 10:10). It is deserving of mention that the two cities of Beth-horon still survive in the modern villages of Beitur el-tahta and el-fok," names which are "clearly corruptions of Beth-horon "the Nether" and "the Upper" (Stanley, S. and P., p. 208): One lies at the foot of the ravine, on an eminence, the other at the summit of the pass. Like Megiddo and Gezer, this town, too, lay on a high road, viz., that between Jerusalem and the sea coast. The selection of Beth-horon for fortification by Solomon is also justified by history - three decisive battles having been fought here (see Joshua 10:10; 1 Macc. 3:13-24, and Jos., Bell Jud. 2.19.8. The object of the king in fortifying this place was to protect the uplands of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim against invasion from the Philistine plain. It is perhaps not unnoteworthy that, according to our author, it was Beth-horon the nether that Solomon "built," as this would naturally have suffered more than its loftier neighbour from war. According to 2 Chronicles 8:5, however, Solomon built Beth-horon the upper also. And Solomon built Gezer,.... Rebuilt it, it having been burnt, at least great part of it, by Pharaoh when he took it:

and Bethhoron the nether; and the upper also, 2 Chronicles 8:5, which belonged to the tribe of Ephraim, and were on the borders of it, between that and Benjamin, Joshua 16:3. 17. Beth-horon the nether—situated on the way from Joppa to Jerusalem and Gibeon; it required, from so public a road, to be strongly garrisoned.9:15-28 Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. He began at the right end, for he built God's house first, and finished that before he began his own; then God blessed him, and he prospered in all his other buildings. Let piety begin, and profit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains we take for the glory of God, and to profit others, we are likely to have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of all lands, had no gold in it; which shows that the best produce is that which is for the present support of life, our own and others; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by his merchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, within reach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, Pr 3:14.
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