2 that athe Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
3 The Lord said to him, “aI have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built bby putting My name there forever, and cMy eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
4 “As for you, aif 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,
6 “aBut 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,
7 athen I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and bthe house which I have consecrated for My name, I will 1cast out of My sight. So cIsrael will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
9 “And they will say, ‘aBecause 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.’ ”
12 So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they 1did not please him.
14 aAnd Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.
17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower aBeth-horon
18 and aBaalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
19 and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even athe cities for 1his chariots and the cities for 1bhis horsemen, and 2call that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land 3under his rule.
22 But Solomon adid 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.
25 Now athree 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.
27 aAnd Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.
28 They went to aOphir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.
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