2 Chronicles 8:2
New International Version
Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.

New Living Translation
Solomon turned his attention to rebuilding the towns that King Hiram had given him, and he settled Israelites in them.

English Standard Version
Solomon rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon rebuilt the cities Hiram had given him and settled Israelites there.

New American Standard Bible
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.

New King James Version
that the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them; and he settled the children of Israel there.

King James Bible
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had rebuilt the cities Hiram gave him and settled Israelites there--

Contemporary English Version
After that, Solomon had his workers rebuild the towns that Hiram had given him. Then Solomon sent Israelites to live in those towns.

Good News Translation
He also rebuilt the cities that King Hiram had given him, and sent Israelites to settle in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had rebuilt the cities Hiram gave him and settled Israelites there--

International Standard Version
During this time, he also rebuilt the towns that Hiram had restored to him, and he settled Israelis in them.

NET Bible
Solomon rebuilt the cities that Huram had given him and settled Israelites there.

New Heart English Bible
that the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rebuilt the cities Huram gave him, and he had Israelites live in them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

New American Standard 1977
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that Solomon rebuilt the cities which Hiram had given him and caused the sons of Israel to dwell there.

King James 2000 Bible
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon rebuilt them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

American King James Version
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

American Standard Version
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that Solomon rebuilt the cities which Chiram had given to Solomon, and caused the children of Israel to dwell in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He built the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Darby Bible Translation
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

English Revised Version
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwelt there.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

World English Bible
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.
Study Bible
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
1Now at the end of the twenty years during which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own palace, 2Solomon rebuilt the cities Hiram had given him and settled Israelites there. 3Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 8:1
Now at the end of the twenty years during which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own palace,

2 Chronicles 8:3
Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.

2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem, and he built up cities for defense in Judah.

Treasury of Scripture

That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

the cities

1 Kings 9:11-18
(Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee…







Lexicon
Solomon
לִשְׁלֹמֹ֔ה (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

rebuilt
בָּנָ֥ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the cities
וְהֶעָרִ֗ים (wə·he·‘ā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

Hiram
חוּרָם֙ (ḥū·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2361: Huram -- a Benjamite, also two Arameans (Syrians)

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

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

and settled
וַיּ֥וֹשֶׁב (way·yō·wō·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

Israelites
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

there.
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither
(2) Which Huram had restored.--Literally, which Huram gave.

Solomon built them.--Rebuilt or restored and fortified (Joshua 6:26; 1Kings 15:17). The parallel passage (1Kings 9:11-13) records a contrary transaction; that is to say, it represents Solomon as giving to Huram twenty cities in Galilee, as a return for his past services. It is added that these cities did not please Huram, in consequence of which they got the name of "The Land of K?b-l" (i.e., "Like-nought"). The Authorised Version here assumes that the explanation of Josephus (Antt. viii. 5, ? 3) is correct. That writer states that Huram restored the despised cities to Solomon, who thereupon repaired them, and peopled them with Israelites. Others assume an exchange of friendly gifts between the two sovereigns; so that Solomon gave Huram twenty Israelite cities (Kings), and Huram gave Solomon twenty Phenician cities (Chronicles): this seems highly improbable. The former explanation appears to be substantially correct. The chronicler, or the authority which he follows here. has omitted to notice a fact which seems to derogate from the greatness of Solomon, viz., the previous surrender of the territory in question to the Tyrian king; and has chosen to speak of Huram's non-acceptance or return of Solomon's present, as a gift. He then goes on to tell of the future fate of the twenty cities. Solomon repaired or fortified them, and colonised them with Israelites; for this border-land was chiefly inhabited by Gentiles (Isaiah 9:1, "Galilee of the Gentiles"). A border-land is naturally more exposed to the ravages of an invader; and the cities which Solomon ceded to Huram may have been in a half-ruinous condition. This would account for Huram's disappointment in them. The statement of our text, then, is neither an "effacement," nor a "travesty" (Reuss), nor even a "remodelling" of that of the older text "in favour of Solomon" (Z?ckler). It replaces the older text by another statement which is equally true, and not incompatible with it.

Verse 2. - The cities which Huram had restored to Solomon. 1 Kings 9:11 explains the force of the word "restored" here, telling how it was Hiram had come by "twenty cities in the land of Galilee" by way of payment, or part payment, for the "cedar," "fir," and "gold" which he had given Solomon. It is evident that these cities were in need of repair; possibly they had not been previously in the occupation of the Israelites; if they had been, the transaction was scarcely legitimate on the part of Solomon (Leviticus 25:12-33), and we may suppose they had become largely deserted when made over to Hiram. It would not, however, be necessary to suppose either that Solomon had given them because they were poor property in his eyes, or that Hiram, whose good will and generous disposition are elsewhere specially notified, had returned them as a thankless gift or as a bad payment, but for the language of vers. 12, 13 (1 Kings 9.), which distinctly tells us that when Hiram inspected them they did "not please him," and that he named them "the land of Oabul" (see Dr. Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' 1. p. 237). The probability is that, as cities on the borderland, they were what had been at present unoccupied by Israelites, were all the likelier in bad repair, and, unvalued by Hiram, were, when put into good repair by Solomon, such that Solomon might justly cause the children of Israel to dwell in them. 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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