1 Kings 9:27
New International Version
And Hiram sent his men--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.

New Living Translation
Hiram sent experienced crews of sailors to sail the ships with Solomon's men.

English Standard Version
And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, seamen who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon.

Berean Study Bible
And Hiram sent his servants, men who knew the sea, to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s servants.

New American Standard Bible
And Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.

King James Bible
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Christian Standard Bible
With the fleet, Hiram sent his servants, experienced seamen, along with Solomon's servants.

Good News Translation
King Hiram sent some experienced sailors from his fleet to serve with Solomon's men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With the fleet, Hiram sent his servants, experienced seamen, along with Solomon's servants.

International Standard Version
Hiram sent his servants to sail with the fleet, since they were expert seamen, and so they accompanied Solomon's servants.

NET Bible
Hiram sent his fleet and some of his sailors, who were well acquainted with the sea, to serve with Solomon's men.

New Heart English Bible
Hiram sent in the navy his servants, sailors who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hiram sent his own servants [who were] experienced seamen with the fleet. Along with Solomon's servants

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

New American Standard 1977
And Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Hiram sent in the navy his slaves, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the slaves of Solomon.

King James 2000 Bible
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, seaman that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

American King James Version
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

American Standard Version
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chiram sent in the ship together with the servants of Solomon servants of his own, mariners to row, men acquainted with the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Hiram sent his servants in the fleet, sailors that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Darby Bible Translation
And Hiram sent in the fleet his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon;

English Revised Version
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

World English Bible
Hiram sent in the navy his servants, sailors who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Young's Literal Translation
And Hiram sendeth in the navy his servants, shipmen knowing the sea, with servants of Solomon,
Study Bible
Solomon's Numerous Achievements
26King Solomon also assembled a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea. 27And Hiram sent his servants, men who knew the sea, to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s servants. 28They sailed to Ophir and imported gold from there—420 talents—and delivered it to Solomon.…
Cross References
1 Kings 5:6
Now therefore, order that cedars of Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants whatever wages you set, for you know that there are none among us as skilled in logging as the Sidonians."

1 Kings 5:9
My servants will haul the logs from Lebanon to the sea, and I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate the logs, and you can take them away. And in exchange, you can meet my needs by providing my household with food."

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

1 Kings 10:11
(The fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a great cargo of almug wood and precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:8
The men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen. Your men of skill, O Tyre, were there as your captains.

Treasury of Scripture

And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

his servants

1 Kings 5:6,9
Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians…

1 Kings 22:49
Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.

2 Chronicles 20:36,37
And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber…







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

sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

his servants,
עֲבָדָ֔יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

men
אַנְשֵׁ֣י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

who knew
יֹדְעֵ֖י (yō·ḏə·‘ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the sea,
הַיָּ֑ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

[to serve] in the fleet
בָּֽאֳנִי֙ (bā·’o·nî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 590: Ships, a fleet

with
עִ֖ם (‘im)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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

servants.
עַבְדֵ֥י (‘aḇ·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant
(27) Shipmen that had knowledge of the sea.--The Tyrians were known far and wide as the great sailors both of the Mediterranean and the seas beyond it, till they were rivalled and superseded by their own colonists in Carthage and by the Greeks. How greatly their seamanship, their commerce, and their civilisation impressed the imagination of Israel, is shown in the magnificent chapters of Ezekiel on the fate of Tyre (Ezekiel 26-28). The Israelites, on the contrary, had but little care for the sea, and little knowledge of seamanship. The coast line of Palestine is but scantily furnished with harbours; and even at the height of their power they were content to use the maritime skill of the Tyrians, without encroaching upon their commerce or attempting to seize their famous ports. This was natural; for their call to be a peculiar and separate people was absolutely incompatible with maritime enterprise and commerce. Even in this attempt at maritime expedition under Tyrian guidance, Solomon's action was, as in other points, exceptional, departing from Israelite tradition; and we hear of no similar enterprise, except in the age of Ahab and Jehoshaphat, when the intermarriage of the royal houses of Israel and Ph?nicia renewed the close connection with Tyre (1Kings 22:48; 2Chronicles 20:35). We observe, accordingly, that the sea is mostly regarded in the Old Testament in its terrible power of wave and storm, restrained from destroying only by the Almighty hand of God; and even the one psalm (Psalm 107:23-31), which describes the seafarer's experience, dwells with awe on "God's wonders in the deep." In the description of the glory of "the new heaven and earth" of the hereafter, it is declared with emphasis that "there was no more sea" (Revelation 21:1).

Verse 27. - And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea with the servants of Solomon. [The chronicler states (2 Chronicles 8:18) that he sent ships as well as servants, and it has been thought that ships were transported, in parts or entire, by land across the Isthmus of Suez, and there are certainly instances on record of the land transport of fleets. (Keil reminds us that Alexander the Great, according to Arrian, had snips transported - in pieces - from Phoenicia to the Euphrates, and that, according to Thucydides (Bell. Pelop. 4:8) the Peloponnesians conveyed 60 ships from Corcyra across the Leucadian Isthmus, etc.) But this, especially when the state of engineering science, etc., among the Hebrews is taken into account, is hardly to be thought cf. It is quite possible, however, that timber for shipbuilding was floated on the Mediterranean down to the river of Egypt, or some such place, and then transported either to Suez or to Akaba. Probably all that the chronicler means is that Hiram provided the materials and had the ships built. The Israelites, having hitherto had no fleet, and little or no experience of the sea, were unable to construct ships for themselves. And the Tyrians may have seen in the construction of a fleet for eastern voyages, an opening for the extension of their own maritime trade. Possibly in the first voyages Tyriaus and Jews were copartners.] 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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