2 Chronicles 8:17
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New International Version
Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom.

New Living Translation
Later Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Elath, ports along the shore of the Red Sea in the land of Edom.

English Standard Version
Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom.

New American Standard Bible
Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.

King James Bible
Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.

International Standard Version
After this, Solomon visited Ezion-geber and Elath at the seashore in the land of Edom.

NET Bible
Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and to Elat on the coast in the land of Edom.

New Heart English Bible
Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Solomon went to the coast near Ezion Geber and Elath in Edom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the sea-shore in the land of Edom.

New American Standard 1977
Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Solomon went to Eziongeber and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

King James 2000 Bible
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

American King James Version
Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

American Standard Version
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Solomon went to Asiongaber, and to Ailath, on the coast of the Red Sea, which is in the land of Edom.

Darby Bible Translation
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

English Revised Version
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the sea shore in the land of Edom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

World English Bible
Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

Young's Literal Translation
Then hath Solomon gone to Ezion-Geber, and unto Elath, on the border of the sea, in the land of Edom;
Study Bible
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
16Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed. 17Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom. 18And Huram by his servants sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon's servants to Ophir, and took from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.…
Cross References
Numbers 33:35
They journeyed from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.

1 Kings 9:26
King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

2 Kings 14:22
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.

2 Chronicles 8:16
Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
Treasury of Scripture

Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

Ezion-geber

2 Chronicles 20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and …

Numbers 33:35 And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.

1 Kings 9:26,27 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside …

1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but …

Eloth

Deuteronomy 2:8 And when we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, which …

2 Kings 14:22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept …

2 Kings 16:6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drove …

Elath

(d) THE VOYAGE TO OPHIR (2Chronicles 8:17-18).

Comp. 1Kings 9:26-28.

(17) Then ('?z).--After the completion of the Temple.

Went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth.--Syr., "Ezion-geber, a city which is over against Eloth." 1Kings 9:26 reads, "And a fleet did king Solomon make at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth."

The sea.--Kings, the Red Sea. So Vulg. The words of our text do not necessarily imply a personal visit on the part of Solomon. He sent his shipwrights to the Idumean port.

Verse 17. - Ezion-geber... Eloth. Parallel, 1 Kings 9:26, which describes the former of these ports as "beside" the latter, "on the Red Sea," i.e. at the extremity of the eastern gulf of the Red Sea, called the Elanitic Gulf by Greeks and Romans, but now the Gulf of Akabah (Numbers 33:35-37; Deuteronomy 2:8; 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 22:48; 2 Kings 14:22; 2 Kings 16:6; 2 Chronicles 20:36, 37). David's conquest of Edom was the occasion of its coming into the possession of Israel. Then went Solomon to Eziongeber,.... Being now at leisure to look after his navy, to carry on merchandise; and of this, and the following verse, and the reconciliation of them with 1 Kings 9:26; see Gill on 1 Kings 9:26, 1 Kings 9:27, 1 Kings 9:28. 17. Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth—These two maritime ports were situated at the eastern gulf of the Red Sea, now called the Gulf of Akaba. Eloth is seen in the modern Akaba, Ezion-geber in El Gudyan [Robinson]. Solomon, determined to cultivate the arts of peace, was sagacious enough to perceive that his kingdom could become great and glorious only by encouraging a spirit of commercial enterprise among his subjects; and, accordingly, with that in mind he made a contract with Huram for ships and seamen to instruct his people in navigation.8:1 - 18 Solomon's buildings and trade. - It sometimes requires more wisdom and resolution to govern a family in the fear of God, than to govern a kingdom with reputation. The difficulty is increased, when a man has a hinderance instead of a help meet in the wife of his bosom. Solomon kept up the holy sacrifices, according to the law of Moses. In vain had the altar been built, in vain had fire come down from heaven, if sacrifices had not been constantly brought. Spiritual sacrifices are required of us, which we are to bring daily and weekly; it is good to be in a settled method of devotion. When the service of the temple was put into good order, it is said, The house of the Lord was perfected. The work was the main matter, not the place; the temple was unfinished till all this was done. Canaan was a rich country, and yet must send to Ophir for gold The Israelites were a wise people, but must be beholden to the king of Tyre for men that had knowledge of the seas. Grace, and not gold, is the best riches, and acquaintance with God and his law, the best knowledge. Leaving the children of this world to scramble for the toys of this world, may we, as the children of God, lay up our treasure in heaven, that where our treasure is, our hearts also may be.
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