New International Version
But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities that 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities - It is very likely that Solomon did not give those cities to Hiram so that they should be annexed to his Tyrian dominions, but rather gave him the produce of them till the money was paid which he had advanced to Solomon for his buildings. It appears however that either Hiram did not accept them, or that having received the produce till he was paid, he then restored them to Solomon; for in the parallel place, 2 Chronicles 8:2, it is said, The cities which Hiram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there. Some think that they were heathen cities which Solomon had conquered, and therefore had a right to give them if he pleased, as they were not any part of the land given by promise to the Israelites.
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'And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do. 2. That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3. And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before Me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put My name there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually, …
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1 Kings 9:11
King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.
1 Kings 9:13
"What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?" he asked. And he called them the Land of Kabul, a name they have to this day.
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