NASB — 2 Chronicles 8 — KJV

Solomon’s Activities and Accomplishments

1 aNow it came about at the end of the 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 Ihim, and settled the sons of Israel there.

[1] a1K 9:10-28
[2] ILit Solomon

3 ¶ Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it. 4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath. 5 He also built upper aBeth-horon and lower Beth-horon, bfortified cities [with] walls, gates and bars; 6 and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for Ihis chariots and cities for Ihis horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land IIunder his rule.

[5] a1Ch 7:24 b2Ch 14:7
[6] ILit the IILit of

7aAll of the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the 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, athem Solomon raised as forced laborers 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. 10 These were the chief Iofficers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.

[7] aGn 15:18-21; 1K 9:20
[8] a1K 4:6; 9:21
[10] IOr deputies

11aThen 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 Ithe places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered.”

[11] ILit they are a1K 3:1; 7:8

12 ¶ Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on athe altar of the LORD which he had built before the porch; 13 and a[did so] according to the daily rule, offering [them] up baccording to the commandment of Moses, for cthe sabbaths, dthe new moons and the ethree annual feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths.

[12] a2Ch 4:1
[13] aEx 29:38-42 bNu 28:3 cNu 28:9, 10 dNu 28:11 eEx 23:14-17; 34:22, 23; Dt 16:16

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

[14] a1Ch 24:1 b1Ch 25:1 c1Ch 26:1 dNe 12:24, 36

16 ¶ Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out Ifrom 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] ISo ancient versions; M.T. as far as

17 ¶ Then Solomon went to aEzion-geber and to bEloth on the seashore 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 atook from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.

[17] a1K 9:26 b2K 14:22
[18] a2Ch 9:10, 13


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Solomon's buildings.

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, 2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there. 3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it. 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath. 5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars; 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.

[1] 1K 9:10.
[2] 1K 9:11.
[3] Nu 13:21; 34:8; 2S 8:3; 1K 11:23; 1Ch 18:3.
[4] 1K 9:17.
[5] Jsh 16:3, 5; 1Ch 7:24.
[6] Jsh 19:44; 1K 7:2; 9:18, 19; 10:26; 2Ch 1:14; 8:4; 17:12; Ec 2:4, 10; So 4:8.

The Gentiles which were left Solomon made tributaries, but the Israelites, rulers.

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

[7] Gn 15:19; Dt 7:1; 1K 9:20.
[8] Jsh 16:10; 17:13; Jg 1:21; 1K 5:13; 2Ch 2:17; Ps 106:34.
[9] Ex 19:5; Lv 25:39; 1S 8:11; Ga 4:26, 31.
[10] 1K 5:16; 9:23; 2Ch 2:18.

Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house.

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] Ex 3:5; 29:43; 1K 3:1; 7:8; 9:24; Ezk 21:2; 2P 1:18.

Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices.

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

[12] 1Ch 28:17; 2Ch 4:1; Ezk 8:16; Jol 2:17; Jn 10:23.
[13] Ex 23:14; 29:38; Lv 23:1; Nu 28:1; Dt 16:16; 1K 9:25; Ezk 45:17; 46:3.

He appointeth the priests and Levites to their places.

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

[14] Dt 33:1; 2S 23:2; 1K 13:1; 1Ch 6:31, 32; 9:17; 15:16; 16:4, 42; 23:1; 24:1, 20; 25:1; 26:1; 28:19; 2Ch 5:11; 23:4; 31:2; 35:10; Ezr 6:18; Lk 1:5, 8; Ac 13:22, 36.
[15] Ex 39:42; 1K 7:51; 1Ch 9:29; 26:20; 2Ch 30:12.
[16] 1K 5:18; 6:7.

The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir.

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

[17] Nu 33:35; Dt 2:8; 1K 9:26; 22:48; 2K 14:22; 16:6; 2Ch 20:36.
[18] 1K 9:27; 10:22; 2Ch 9:10, 13; Ec 2:8.


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