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9 And ait came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, band the king’s house, and all Solomon’s cdesire which he was pleased to do, 2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, das he had appeared unto him at eGibeon. 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, fto put my name there for ever; gand mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. 4 And if thou wilt hwalk before me, ias 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: 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, kas I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. 6 But if ye shall at all lturn 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: 7 mThen will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed nfor my name, will I cast out of my sight; oand Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: 8 And at this house, pwhich is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, qWhy hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house? 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.
10 *And rit came to pass at the end of stwenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, 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. 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they †pleased him not. 13 And he said, tWhat cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of ||Cabul unto this day. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.
15 And this is the reason of uthe levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the Lord, and his own house, and xMillo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and yHazor, and zMegiddo, and aGezer. 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the bCanaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, cSolomon’s wife. 17 *And Solomon built Gezer, and dBeth-horon the nether, 18 And eBaalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land, 19 And all the cities of fstore that Solomon had, and gcities for his hchariots, 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. 20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, 21 Their children ithat were left after them in the land, jwhom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, kupon those did Solomon levy a tribute of lbondservice unto this day. 22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon mmake 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. 23 These were the chief of the nofficers that were over Solomon’s work, ofive hundred and fifty, pwhich bare rule over the people that wrought in the work. 24 But qPharaoh’s daughter came up out of the city of David unto rher house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build sMillo. 25 And tthree 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.
26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in uEzion-geber, which is beside xEloth, on the †shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. 27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 28 And they came to yOphir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and ztwenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
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