2 Chronicles 8:5
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New International Version
He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,

New Living Translation
He fortified the towns of Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, rebuilding their walls and installing barred gates.

English Standard Version
He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

New American Standard Bible
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

King James Bible
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon--fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars--

International Standard Version
He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

NET Bible
He made upper Beth Horon and lower Beth Horon fortified cities with walls and barred gates,

New Heart English Bible
Also he built Upper Beth Horon, and Lower Beth Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon into cities fortified with walls, double-door gates, and bars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

New American Standard 1977
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise, he rebuilt Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;

King James 2000 Bible
Also he built upper Beth-horon, and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

American King James Version
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

American Standard Version
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, walled cities with Rates and bars and locks.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

English Revised Version
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Webster's Bible Translation
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

World English Bible
Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --
Study Bible
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
4He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath. 5He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars; 6and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:17
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

1 Chronicles 7:24
His daughter was Sheerah, who built lower and upper Beth-horon, also Uzzen-sheerah.

2 Chronicles 8:4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

2 Chronicles 8:6
and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.

2 Chronicles 14:7
For he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.
Treasury of Scripture

Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Beth-horon

Joshua 16:3,5 And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti, to the coast of …

1 Chronicles 7:24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and …

(5) Also.--And. 1Kings 9:17, "And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether."

Built--i.e., fortified, as the rest of the verse explains. (See 1Chronicles 7:24.) He built them as (or into) fenced cities, viz., walls, doors, and bar (Micah 7:12; Deuteronomy 3:5). This description is wanting in Kings.

Verse 5. - Beth-heron the upper... Beth-heron the nether. The parallel mentions only the latter (1 Kings 9:17). They were both in Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:24; Joshua 10:10, 11; Joshua 16:1-6; Joshua 18:13, 14), but were assigned to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:22; 1 Chronicles 6:68). The name means "the hollow place." The upper Beth-heron was about four miles from Gibeon, and the lower about three miles further on. The Roman general Cestius Gallus was defeated here in the last Jewish war; Judas Maccabaeus conquered here (1 Maccabees 3:18-25). Other interesting references may be made to 1 Samuel 13:18; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 25:18. Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether,.... Only mention is made of the latter in 1 Kings 9:17,

fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars; fortified cities in the tribe of Ephraim. 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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