New Living Translation
"What kind of towns are these, my brother?" he asked. So Hiram called that area Cabul (which means "worthless"), as it is still known today.
King James Bible
And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.
World English Bible
He said, "What cities are these which you have given me, my brother?" He called them the land of Cabul to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'What are these cities that thou hast given to me, my brother?' and one calleth them the land of Cabul unto this day.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:13 Cabul - That is, of dirt, as most interpret it. Because, though the land was very good, yet being a thick and stiff clay, and therefore requiring great pains to manure it, it was very unsuitable to the disposition of the Tyrians, who were delicate, and lazy, and luxurious, and wholly given to merchandise. And on his returning them, there is no doubt but Solomon gave him an equivalent more to his taste.
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And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. 2. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt); 3. That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, 4. Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he …
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then it turned east toward Beth-dagon, and ran as far as Zebulun in the valley of Iphtah-el, going north to Beth-emek and Neiel. It then continued north to Cabul,
1 Kings 9:12
But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the towns Solomon had given him, he was not at all pleased with them.
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