1 And when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD and of the king's palace, and of all that his desire and lust was to make: 2 the LORD appeared unto him again, as he appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the LORD said unto him, "I have heard thy prayer and intercession that thou madest before me, and have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put my name there forever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in pureness of heart and plainness, to do all that I have commanded thee, and shalt keep mine ordinances and customs: 5 then I will establish the seat of thy kingdom upon Israel forever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, 'Thou shalt not be without one or other upon the seat of Israel.' 6 But and if ye and your children shall turn away from after me, and shall not keep mine ordinances which I have set before you, but shall go and serve other gods and bow yourselves unto them: 7 then I will weed Israel out of the land which I have given them. And this house which I have hallowed for my name, I will put out of my sight. And Israel shall be a proverb and a fable unto all nations. 8 And this house which is so high, all that pass by it shall be astonished and shall hiss and say, 'Why hath the LORD dealt on this manner with this land and with this house?' 9 And it shall be answered then, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God which brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods and have stooped unto him and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.'"
10 Then at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, that is to wete, the house of the LORD and the king's palace - 11 because Hiram the king of Tyre had supported him with Cedar, fir and gold, as much as he desired - therefore Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12 And when Hiram was come from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, they pleased him not. 13 Wherefore he said, "What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother?" And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. 14 This Hiram had sent the king six score hundredweight of gold.
15 And this is the sum of the tribute, which king Solomon raised to build the house of the LORD and his own house, and Mello and the walls of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 16 For Pharaoh, king of Egypt, went up and took Gezer and burnt it with fire, and slew the Cananites that dwelt in the city, and gave it for a present unto his daughter that was Solomon's wife. 17 And Solomon built Gezer and Bethhoron the nether; 18 and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness that is in the land; 19 and all the store cities that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen and all that his lust was to build in Jerusalem and Lebanon and in all the land of his kingdom.
20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, 21 the children of the said nations that were left in the land, because the children of Israel were not able to destroy them, did Solomon make tributaries unto this day. 22 And of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen. But they were men of war and his servants and his lords and Captains and rulers of his chariots and of his Horsemen. 23 And these many lords that oversaw the work, had Solomon five hundred and fifty, which ruled the people that wrought in the work.
24 And Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto the house which Solomon had built for her. And after that he built Mello.
25 And thrice a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he had built unto the LORD, to burn the fat thereon: which altar is before the LORD. And when king Solomon had made the house perfect,
26 he made ships in Eziongeber which is beside Eloth, on the brink of the reed sea, in the land of Edom. 27 And Hiram sent by ship also of his servants, that were shipmen and expert in the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 28 And they went to Ophir and fetched from thence gold, to the sum of four hundred and twenty two talents, and brought it to Solomon.