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2 Chronicles Chapter 8

1And it came to pass after twenty years when Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house, 2and Solomon had built up the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, and had settled the sons of Israel there, 3that Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and overpowered it, 4and built Tadmor in the desert, and all the storehouse cities which he built in Hamath. 5And he built Upper Beth-horon, and Lower Beth-horon – cities with fortifications, walls, doors and bolts – 6and Baalath and all the storehouse cities which Solomon had, and all the cities with chariot fleets, and the cities with horsemen, and all the ambitions of Solomon which he aspired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land under his rule. 7On all the people who remained from the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel 8those of their sons who remained after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel did not exterminate – Solomon imposed tribute tax, which is in force up to this day. 9But Solomon did not make any of the sons of Israel bondmen for his work, because they were men of war and commanders of his officers, and commanders of his charioteers and his horsemen. 10And these were the senior officials of King Solomon's overseers: two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people. 11And Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the City of David to the house which he had built for her, for he had said, “No wife of mine will live in any house of David, king of Israel, because they are holy, where the ark of the Lord has come.” 12And Solomon offered burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of the Lord which he had built in front of the portico, 13and in the duty of the day on its day, to offer according to the commandment of Moses, for there to be Sabbaths and observance of months and festival days, three times in the year, at the Festival of the Unleavened Bread, and at the Festival of Weeks, and at the Festival of Tabernacles. 14And he set up, according to the prescribed way of David his father, the divisions of the priests by their work, and the Levites by their duties of observance to praise and to serve before the priests as the duty of the day on its day, and the gatekeepers in their divisions, for each individual gate, for such was the commandment of David, the man of God. 15And they did not turn away from the king's commandment concerning the priests and the Levites in any matter or in relation to the treasuries. 16And all Solomon's work was prepared for the day of laying the foundations of the house of the Lord up to it being finished – the complete house of the Lord. 17Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Elioth on the sea coast in the land of Edom. 18And through the agency of his servants, Huram sent him ships and servants, who knew the sea, and they went with Solomon's servants to Ophir, and they took from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and they brought it to King Solomon.
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