1 Kings 9:12
New International Version
But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.

New Living Translation
But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the towns Solomon had given him, he was not at all pleased with them.

English Standard Version
But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, they did not please him.

Berean Study Bible
So Hiram went out from Tyre to inspect the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.

King James Bible
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

New King James Version
Then Hiram went from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, but they did not please him.

New American Standard Bible
So Hiram left Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

NASB 1995
So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

NASB 1977
So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

Amplified Bible
So Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

Christian Standard Bible
So Hiram went out from Tyre to look over the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Hiram went out from Tyre to look over the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.

American Standard Version
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Khiram went out from TsurTyre to see the towns that Solomon gave to him, and they were not pleasing in his eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Chiram departed from Tyre, and went into Galilee to see the cities which Solomon gave to him; and they pleased him not. And he said,

Contemporary English Version
When Hiram went to see the towns, he did not like them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Hiram came out of Tyre, to see the towns which Solomon had given him, and they pleased him not,

English Revised Version
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

Good News Translation
Hiram went to see them, and he did not like them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hiram left Tyre to see the cities Solomon gave him. However, they didn't please him.

International Standard Version
Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, but he wasn't happy with them,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him: and they pleased him not.

Literal Standard Version
And Hiram comes out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon has given to him, and they have not been right in his eyes,

NET Bible
When Hiram went out from Tyre to inspect the cities Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.

New Heart English Bible
Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they did not please him.

World English Bible
Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they didn't please him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Hiram cometh out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon hath given to him, and they have not been right in his eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Numerous Achievements
11King Solomon gave twenty towns in the land of Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, who had supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold for his every desire. 12So Hiram went out from Tyre to inspect the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them. 13“What are these towns you have given me, my brother?” asked Hiram, and he called them the Land of Cabul, as they are called to this day.…

Cross References
1 Kings 9:11
King Solomon gave twenty towns in the land of Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, who had supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold for his every desire.

1 Kings 9:13
"What are these towns you have given me, my brother?" asked Hiram, and he called them the Land of Cabul, as they are called to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

Numbers 22:34
And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.

Judges 14:3
Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.









(12) The cities are said to have been in "the land of Galilee." The name Galilee, signifying properly a "circle" or "ring" of territory, is used twice in the Book of Joshua for a region round Kedesh-Naphtali (Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32), lying to the north-west of the Lake of Gennesareth, and extending to the Waters of Merom. (See also 2Kings 15:29.) The western portion of this territory would lie nearly on the frontiers of Tyre, and so would suit well the purpose both of Hiram and of Solomon. The discontent of Hiram probably referred to the condition of the cities (which afterwards had to be rebuilt), not to their geographical position.

Verse 12. - And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not. [Heb. were not right in his eyes. It has been conjectured that Hiram had hoped for the noble bay of Acco or Ptolemais (Milman, Rawlinson), but surely he had seaboard enough already. It was rather corn lands he would most need and desire. His disappointment is amply accounted for by the fact that the country assigned him was a hungry and mountainous, and therefore comparatively useless, tract. "The region lay on the summit of a broad mountain ridge" (Porter).]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Hiram
חִירָם֙ (ḥî·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2438: Hiram -- a Benjamite, also two Arameans (Syrians)

went out
וַיֵּצֵ֤א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from Tyre
מִצֹּ֔ר (miṣ·ṣōr)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

to look over
לִרְאוֹת֙ (lir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

the towns
הֶ֣עָרִ֔ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹ֑ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

had given
נָתַן־ (nā·ṯan-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

him,
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

but he was not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pleased with
יָשְׁר֖וּ (yā·šə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

them.
בְּעֵינָֽיו׃ (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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