2 Chronicles 8
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1At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the LORD and his own palace,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 villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.2Solomon rebuilt the cities Hiram had given him and settled Israelites there.
3Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.3Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.
4He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.4He built Tadmor in the wilderness, along with all the store cities that he had built in Hamath.
5He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,5He rebuilt Upper and Lower Beth-horon as fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,
6as well as Baalath and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horses --whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.6as well as Baalath, all the store cities that belonged to Solomon, all the cities for his chariots and horses—whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout the land of his dominion.
7There were still people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these people were not Israelites).7As for all the people who remained of the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites (the people who were not Israelites)—
8Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land--whom the Israelites had not destroyed--to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.8their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to destroy—Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.
9But Solomon did not make slaves of the Israelites for his work; they were his fighting men, commanders of his captains, and commanders of his chariots and charioteers.9But Solomon did not consign any of the Israelites to slave labor, because they were his men of war, his officers and captains, and the commanders of his chariots and cavalry.
10They were also King Solomon's chief officials--two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.10They were also the chief officers for King Solomon: 250 supervisors.
11Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, "My wife must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the LORD has entered are holy."11Solomon brought the daughter of Pharaoh up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her. For he said, “My wife must not live in the house of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the LORD has entered are holy.”
12On the altar of the LORD that he had built in front of the portico, Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings to the LORD,12At that time Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD he had built in front of the portico.
13according to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons and the three annual festivals--the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles.13He observed the daily requirement for offerings according to the commandment of Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons, and the three annual appointed feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
14In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties, and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day's requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.14In keeping with the ordinances of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, and the Levites for their duties to offer praise and to minister before the priests according to the daily requirement. He also appointed gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.
15They did not deviate from the king's commands to the priests or to the Levites in any matter, including that of the treasuries.15They did not turn aside from the king’s command regarding the priests or the Levites or any matter concerning the treasuries.
16All Solomon's work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid until its completion. So the temple of the LORD was finished.16Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out, from the day the foundation was laid for the house of the LORD until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
17Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the coast of Edom.17Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the coast of Edom.
18And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own men, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon's men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.18So Hiram sent him ships captained by his servants, along with crews of experienced sailors. They went with Solomon’s servants to Ophir and acquired from there 450 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
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