Yahweh's Challenge To Solomon

1 It happened that as Solomon finished the building of the house of Yahweh, the king's house, and all the things Solomon desired to do,

1 (A)Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord, and (B)the king’s house, and (C)all (a)that Solomon desired to do,

1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

1 When Solomon finished building the temple of the Lord,(A) the royal palace, and all that Solomon desired to do,(B)

1 Later, after Solomon had finished building the LORD's Temple, the royal palace, and everything else that Solomon wanted to do,

2 Yahweh appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him in Gibeon.

2 that (D)the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

2 the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time just as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.(C)

2 the LORD appeared to Solomon for a second time, just as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house which you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

3 The Lord said to him, “(E)I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built (F)by putting My name there forever, and (G)My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

3 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

3 The Lord said to him:I have heard your prayer and petition you have made before Me. I have consecrated this temple you have built, to put My name there forever;(D) My eyes and My heart will be there at all times.(E)

3 The LORD told him: "I've heard your prayer and your request that you made to me. I have consecrated this Temple that you have built by placing my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there continuously.

4 As for you, if you walk before me as David your father walked, with {integrity of heart} and with uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, [and if] you keep my ordinances and my judgments,

4 As for you, (H)if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

4 As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and in what is right, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,(F)

4 "Now as for you, if you commune with me like your father did, with an upright heart of integrity and doing everything that I've commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances,

5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, 'A man will not be cut off for you from upon the throne of Israel.'

5 then (I)I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I (b)promised to your father David, saying, ‘(c)You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’

5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

5 I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised your father David: You will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.(G)

5 then I'll make your royal throne secure forever, just as I agreed to do so for your father David when I said, "You are to not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

6 "If ever you or any of your descendants turn from [following] me and do not keep my commandments [and] my ordinances that I have set before you and you go and serve other gods and bow down to them,

6 (J)But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,

6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

6 If you or your sons turn away from following Me and do not keep My commands—My statutes that I have set before you—and if you go and serve other gods and worship them,(H)

6 But if you or your descendants abandon me, and do not keep my commandments and statutes that I have given to you, and if you go away, serve other gods, and worship them,

7 then I will cut Israel off from the face of the land that I have given to them, [even] the house which I have consecrated for my name I will cast away from my face; and Israel shall become a proverb and an object of taunting among all the peoples.

7 (K)then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and (L)the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will (d)cast out of My sight. So (M)Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

7 I will cut off Israel from the land I gave them,(I) and I will reject(a) the temple I have sanctified for My name.(J) Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all the peoples.(K)

7 then I will eliminate Israel from the land that I gave them and from the Temple that I've consecrated for my name. I will throw them out of my sight, and Israel will become the butt of jokes and a means of ridicule among people worldwide!

8 This house shall become a heap of ruins; all those passing by will be appalled by it and hiss, and they will say, 'On what account did Yahweh do this to this land and to this house?'

8 And this house will become (e)(N)a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, ‘(O)Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’

8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

8 Though this temple is now exalted,(b) everyone who passes by will be appalled and will mock.(c) They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?(L)

8 "This Temple will become a pile of ruins. Everyone who passes by it will be so astounded that they will ask, "Why did the LORD do this to this land and to this Temple?'

9 And they will say, 'Because they have forsaken Yahweh their God who brought their ancestors out from the land of Egypt and they embraced other gods and bowed down to them and served them. Therefore, Yahweh brought on them all of this disaster.'"

9 And they will say, ‘(P)Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the Lord has brought all this adversity on them.’”

9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

9 Then they will say: Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, the Lord brought all this ruin on them.(M)

9 They will answer, "Because they abandoned the LORD their God, who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and served them. That's why the Lord has brought all of this disaster on them.'"

Solomon And Hiram Complete Their Agreement

10 It happened at the end of twenty years [in] which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Yahweh and the house of the king,

10 (Q)It came about (R)at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord and the king’s house

10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

10 At the end of 20 years during which Solomon had built the two houses, the Lord’s temple and the royal palace(N)

10 It took 20 years for Solomon to finish working on the two houses the LORD's Temple and the royal palace

11 [since] Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with wood of cedar and with wood of cypresses and with the gold according to all his desire, then King Solomon gave twenty cities in the land of the Galilee to Hiram.

11 (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

11 Hiram king of Tyre(O) having supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold(P) for his every wish(Q)—King Solomon gave Hiram 20 towns in the land of Galilee.

11 after which King Solomon gave Hiram 20 cities in the land of Galilee, because King Hiram of Tyre had provided Solomon with as much cedar, cypress timber, and gold that he wanted.

12 So Hiram went out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, but they were not right in his eyes.

12 So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they (f)did not please him.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

12 So Hiram went out from Tyre to look over the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.

12 Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, but he wasn't happy with them,

13 So he said, "What [are] these cities that you have given to me, my brother?" {So they are called the land of Cabul until this day}.

13 He said, “What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?” So (g)they were called the land of (h)(S)Cabul to this day.

13 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.

13 So he said, “What are these towns you’ve given me, my brother?” So he called them the Land of Cabul,(d) as they are still called today.(R)

13 so he asked him, "What are these cities that you have given to me, my brother?" That's why these cities were named "the land of Cabal" to this day.

14 Then Hiram sent to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

14 (T)And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

14 Now Hiram had sent the king 9,000 pounds(e) of gold.(S)

14 Then Hiram paid the king 120 talents of gold.

Solomon's Accomplishments

15 This [is] the account of the forced labor that King Solomon conscripted to build the house of Yahweh and his house, the Millo, the walls of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

15 Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon (U)levied to build the house of the Lord, his own house, the (i)(V)Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, (W)Hazor, (X)Megiddo, and (Y)Gezer.

15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

15 This is the account of the forced labor(T) that King Solomon had imposed to build the Lord’s temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces,(U) the wall of Jerusalem,(V) and Hazor,(W) Megiddo,(X) and Gezer.(Y)

15 Here is a summary of the conscripted labor that King Solomon required to build the LORD's Temple, his royal palace, the terrace ramparts in the City of David, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, had gone up and captured Gezer and burnt it with fire. He had also killed the Canaanites who were living in the city and had given it as a dowry to his daughter, the wife of Solomon.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire, and killed the (Z)Canaanites who lived in the city, and had (AA)given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

16 Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He then burned it down, killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and gave it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.(Z)

16 Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, had attacked and captured Gezer, burned it down, killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and then gave it as a dowry for his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 Solomon rebuilt Gezer and Lower Beth-Horon,

17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower (AB)Beth-horon

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

17 Then Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth-horon,(AA)

17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer, lower Beth-horon,

18 [as well as] Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness in the land;

18 and (AC)Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,

18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

18 Baalath,(AB) Tamar(f)(g) in the Wilderness of Judah,

18 Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness,

19 and [he also built] all of the storage cities which were Solomon's, the cities [for] the chariots, the cities [for] the cavalry, and all of Solomon's desire that he wanted to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his dominion.

19 and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even (AD)the cities for (j)his chariots and the cities for (k)(AE)his horsemen, and (l)(AF)all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land (m)under his rule.

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

19 all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, the chariot cities,(AC) the cavalry cities,(AD) and whatever Solomon desired to build(AE) in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion.

19 along with the storage cities that Solomon used for his chariots and for his cavalry, everything that Solomon felt like building in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory under his control.

20 All of the people who were remaining from the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites who [were] not of the {Israelites},

20 As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,

20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,

20 As for all the peoples who remained of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not Israelites—

20 The people who survived from the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not related to the Israelis,

21 their children who remained after them in the land, whom the {Israelites} were not able to completely destroy, Solomon conscripted them for forced labor, until this very day.

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

21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

21 their descendants who remained in the land after them, those whom the Israelites were unable to completely destroy(AF)—Solomon imposed forced labor on them; it is this way until today.(AG)

21 and whose descendants had survived them and continued to live in the land because the Israelis were unable to completely eliminate them, Solomon placed under conscripted labor, a situation that remains in effect to this day.

22 But from the {Israelites} Solomon did not make a slave, but they [were] the men of war, his officers, his commanders, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and his cavalry.

22 But Solomon (AK)did not make slaves of the sons of Israel; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariot commanders, and his horsemen.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

22 But Solomon did not consign the Israelites to slavery;(AH) they were soldiers, his servants, his commanders, his captains, and commanders of his chariots and his cavalry.

22 However, Solomon did not force Israelis into conscripted labor, but they did serve as his soldiers, servants, princes, captains, chariot commanders, and cavalry.

23 These [were] the commanders of the overseers who [were] over the work for Solomon, five hundred and fifty, ruling over the people doing the work.

23 These were the (n)(AL)chief officers who were over Solomon’s work, five hundred and fifty, (AM)who ruled over the people doing the work.

23 These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

23 These were the deputies(AI) who were over Solomon’s work: 550 who ruled over the people doing the work.(AJ)

23 There were 550 chief officers who supervised Solomon's activities and managed the staff that was doing the work.

Solomon's Other Activities

24 As soon as the daughter of Pharaoh went up from the city of David to her house which he built for her, then he built the Millo.

24 As soon as (AN)Pharaoh’s daughter came up from the city of David to her house which Solomon had built for her, (AO)then he built the Millo.

24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo.

24 Pharaoh’s daughter moved from the city of David(AK) to the house that Solomon had built for her;(AL) he then built the terraces.(AM)

24 As soon as Pharaoh's daughter arrived from the City of David to live in her house that Solomon had built for her, then he fortified the terrace ramparts in the City of David.

25 Solomon sacrificed three times a year: burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar that he had built to Yahweh, and he offered incense with it before Yahweh; and so he completed the house.

25 Now (AP)three times in a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to the Lord, burning incense with them on the altar which was before the Lord. So he finished the house.

25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house.

25 Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, and he burned incense with them in the Lord’s presence.(AN) So he completed the temple.(AO)

25 Three times every year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar that he had built to the LORD, burning incense with the offerings in the presence of the Lord. This concludes the record of the Temple construction.

26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber which [is] near Elath on the shore of the {Red Sea} in the land of Edom.

26 King Solomon also built a (AQ)fleet of ships in (AR)Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the (o)Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

26 King Solomon put together a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber,(AP) which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea in the land of Edom.

26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Reed Sea in the land of Edom.

27 Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

27 (AS)And Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

27 With the fleet, Hiram sent his servants, experienced seamen, along with Solomon’s servants.

27 Hiram sent his servants to sail with the fleet, since they were expert seamen, and so they accompanied Solomon's servants.

28 They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

28 They went to (AT)Ophir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.

28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

28 They went to Ophir(AQ) and acquired gold there—16 tons(h)—and delivered it to Solomon.(AR)

28 They sailed as far as Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold for Solomon.

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