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2 Chronicles 8:1–10

Solomon’s Accomplishments and Deeds

8 And it happened that at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh and his own house, Solomon also built the cities that Hurama had given to him, and he settled the Israelitesb in them. And Solomon went to Hamath-Zobah and laid siege upon it. And he built Tadmor in the desert, and he built all the storage cities in Hamath. He also built Upper Beth-Horon and Lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars; Baalath and all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon; all the cities for chariotsc and cities for horses; and any desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. All the people who remained from the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites who were not from Israel, from the descendantsd who were left over after them in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed, Solomon conscripted them as forced labor until this day. But from the Israelitese Solomon did not give as servants for his work, but they were men of war, his commanders of his officers, and commanders of his chariotsf and his horses. 10 And these were the commanders of the garrisons that belonged to King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who exercised authority over the people.

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