2 Chronicles 8



Solomon's Accomplishments And Deeds

1 Now it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house

1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

1 It took Solomon 20 years to build the LORD's Temple and his own palace.

1 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house,

2 that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.

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

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

2 The cities which Huram had given to [him] Solomon rebuilt and fortified, and caused the Israelites to dwell there.

3 Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.

3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

3 After this, Solomon traveled to Hamath-zobah and captured it.

3 And Solomon took Hamath-zobah.

4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

4 Then he rebuilt Tadmor in the desert, along with supply centers that he had built in Hamath.

4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all his store cities in Hamath.

5 He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

5 He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

5 Also he built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

6 and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.

6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

6 and he rebuilt Baalath and its supply centers that belonged to Solomon, along with all the cities that he utilized to garrison his chariots and cavalry forces. Solomon was pleased also to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory that he controlled.

6 And Baalath and all the store cities [he] had, and all the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all his dominion.

7 All of the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,

7 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel,

7 All of the survivors who remained living in the land but who were not Israelis (including Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites)

7 All the people who were left of the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of Israel,

8 namely, from their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel had not destroyed, them Solomon raised as forced laborers to this day.

8 But of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay tribute until this day.

8 were descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not eliminated. Solomon put them to work as conscripted laborers, which they continue to do to this day.

8 But descendants of those who were left in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed -- "of them Solomon made a levy for forced labor to this day.

9 But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chief captains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen.

9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

9 However, Solomon never made conscripted laborers from among the Israelis, but they did serve as his army, as his chief captains, and as commanders in charge of his chariots and cavalry.

9 But of the Israelites Solomon made no slaves for his work; but they were men of war, chiefs of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

10 These were the chief officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.

10 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

10 King Solomon appointed 250 chief officers to command his army.

10 These were the chiefs of King Solomon's officers, 250 in authority over the people.

11 Then Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered."

11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.

11 Later, Solomon moved Pharaoh's daughter from the City of David to the palace that he had constructed to house her, because he reasoned, "My wife isn't going to live in the palace where King David of Israel lived, because wherever the ark of the LORD entered is holy."

11 Solomon brought the daughter of Pharaoh out of the City of David into the house he had built for her, for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy to which the ark of the Lord has come.

Public Worship Established At The Temple

12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD which he had built before the porch;

12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

12 Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the LORD's altar that he had built in front of the porch of the Temple,

12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the Lord on the Lord's altar which he had built before the [temple] porch or vestibule,

13 and did so according to the daily rule, offering them up according to the commandment of Moses, for the sabbaths, the new moons and the three annual feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths.

13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

13 acting in compliance with the daily rule by offering them in conformity to commands issued by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons, the three annual festivals (the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Tents).

13 A certain number every day, offering as Moses commanded for the Sabbaths, the New Moons, and the solemn feast days three times in the year -- "the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, of Weeks, and of Tabernacles.

14 Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their duties of praise and ministering before the priests according to the daily rule, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David the man of God had so commanded.

14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

14 Following proscriptions laid down by his father David, Solomon appointed divisions of priests for their service as well as descendants of Levi for duties of praise and ministry before the priests consistent with the daily rules. Furthermore, because David, the man of God, had commanded it, Solomon also appointed gatekeepers to serve by divisions at every gate of the Temple.

14 And he appointed, as ordered by David his father, the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites to their offices to praise and to serve before the priests as the duty of every day required, and the gatekeepers also by their divisions at every gate; for so had David the man of God commanded.

15 And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in any manner or concerning the storehouses.

15 And they departed not from the commandment of the king unto the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.

15 They scrupulously adhered to the orders issued by the king to the priests and descendants of Levi in everything, including matters pertaining to operation of the treasuries.

15 And they did not turn from the command of the king to the priests and Levites in any respect or concerning the treasuries.

16 Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.

16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.

16 And so Solomon completed all of the work, from the day that the foundation stone of the LORD's Temple was laid until the LORD's Temple was completely finished.

16 Thus all the work of Solomon was prepared from the day the foundation of the Lord's house was laid until it was finished. So the house of the Lord was completed.

Solomon's Fleet

17 Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.

17 Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

17 After this, Solomon visited Ezion-geber and Elath at the seashore in the land of Edom.

17 Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the shore of the [Red] Sea in the land of Edom.

18 And Huram by his servants sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon's servants to Ophir, and took from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.

18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

18 Hiram sent Solomon ships and servants who were expert mariners, and they sailed with Solomon's servants to Ophir, where they brought back 450 talents of gold for Solomon.

18 And Huram sent him by his servants ships and servants familiar with the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir and took from there 450 talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.



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