2 Chronicles 8
8 1And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had
built the house of Jehovah, and his own house,
2that the cities which
Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of
Israel to dwell there.
3And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed
4And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the
store-cities, which he built in Hamath.
5Also he built Beth-horon the
upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and
6and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all
the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and all that
Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and
in all the land of his dominion.
7As for all the people that were left of
the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the
Jebusites, that were not of Israel;
8of their children that were left
after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, of them did
Solomon raise a levy of bondservants unto this day.
9But 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 rulers of his chariots and of his
10And these were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two
hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.
11And 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 Jehovah
12Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings unto Jehovah on the
altar of Jehovah, which he had built before the porch,
13even as the duty
of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the
sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set 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.
14And he appointed, according to
the ordinance of David his father, the courses of the priests to their
service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before
the priests, as the duty of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their
courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.
they departed not from the commandment of the king unto the priests and
Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
16Now all the
work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of
Jehovah, and until it was finished. So the house of Jehovah was
17Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the
seashore in the land of Edom.
18And Huram sent him by the hands of his
servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they came
with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched from thence four hundred
and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.