Thematic Bible: Often exacted in


Thematic Bible



Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.

Now King Solomon levied forced laborers from all Israel; and the forced laborers numbered 30,000 men.


Pharaoh Neco imprisoned him at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and he imposed on the land a fine of one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

So Jehoiakim gave the silver and gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land in order to give the money at the command of Pharaoh. He exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land, each according to his valuation, to give it to Pharaoh Neco.


Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

"He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.