2 Chronicles 8
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2 Chronicles 8
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And it came to be at the end of twenty years, that Shelomoh had built the House of YHWH, and his own house.
As to the cities which Huram had given to Shelomoh, Shelomoh had built them, and he settled the children of Yisra'el there.
And Shelomoh went to Hamath Tsobah and seized it.
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities which he built in Hamath.
And he built Upper Beyth Horon and Lower Beyth Horon, cities of defence, with walls, gates, and bars,
also Ba'alath and all the storage cities that Shelomoh had, and all the chariot cities and the cities of the cavalry, and all that Shelomoh desired to build in Yerushalayim, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his rule.
All the people who were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hiwwites, and the Yebusites, who were not of Yisra'el -
their descendants who were left in the land after them, whom the children of Yisra'el did not destroy - from these Shelomoh raised compulsory labour, as it is to this day.
And Shelomoh did not make slaves of the children of Yisra'el for his work, but they were men of battle, and chiefs of his officers, and commanders of his chariots, and his cavalry.
And these were the chiefs of the officials of Sovereign Shelomoh: two hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people.
And Shelomoh brought the daughter of Pharaoh up from the City of Dawid to the house he had built for her, for he said, 'My wife does not dwell in the house of Dawid sovereign of Yisra'el, for the place where the ark of YHWH has come, is set-apart.'
Then Shelomoh offered burnt offerings to YHWH on the altar of YHWH which he had built before the porch,
even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the command of Mosheh, for the Sabbaths, and for the New Moons, and for the appointed times three times a year: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths.
And according to the ruling of Dawid his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, the Lewites for their duties, to praise and serve before the priests, as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate, for so was the command of Dawid the man of Elohim.
And they did not turn aside from the command of the sovereign to the priests and Lewites concerning any matter or concerning the treasuries.
And all the work of Shelomoh was prepared from the day of the foundation of the House of YHWH until it was completed. And the House of YHWH was perfected.
Then Shelomoh went to Etsyon Geber and Eyloth on the seacoast, in the land of Edom.
And Huram sent him ships by the hand of his servants, and servants who knew the sea. And they went with the servants of Shelomoh to Ophir, and took four hundred and fifty talents of gold from there, and brought it to Sovereign Shelomoh.
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