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1 Kings 9 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:1 - And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he wanted to do,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:2 - that the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:3 - And the LORD said to him: “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:4 - “Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:5 - “then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:6 - “But if you or your sons at all turn from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:7 - “then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:8 - “And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:9 - “Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this calamity on them.’ ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:10 - Now it happened at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king’s house

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - (Hiram the king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress and gold, as much as he desired), that King Solomon then gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:12 - Then Hiram went from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, but they did not please him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:13 - So he said, “What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?” And he called them the land of Cabul,[fn] as they are to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:14 - Then Hiram sent the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 - And this is the reason for the labor force which King Solomon raised: to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the Millo,[fn] the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:16 - (Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer and burned it with fire, had killed the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.)

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:17 - And Solomon built Gezer, Lower Beth Horon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:18 - Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:19 - all the storage cities that Solomon had, cities for his chariots and cities for his cavalry, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:20 - All the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel—

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:21 - that is, their descendants who were left in the land after them, whom the children of Israel had not been able to destroy completely—from these Solomon raised forced labor, as it is to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:22 - But of the children of Israel Solomon made no forced laborers, because they were men of war and his servants: his officers, his captains, commanders of his chariots, and his cavalry.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - Others were chiefs of the officials who were over Solomon’s work: five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people who did the work.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:24 - But Pharaoh’s daughter came up from the City of David to her house which Solomon[fn] had built for her. Then he built the Millo.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:25 - Now three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he had built for the LORD, and he burned incense with them on the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the temple.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:26 - King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath[fn] on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:27 - Then Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, seamen who knew the sea, to work with the servants of Solomon.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:28 - And they went to Ophir, and acquired four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally Good for Nothing
Literally The Landfill
Literally he (compare 2 Chronicles 8:11)
Hebrew Eloth (compare 2 Kings 14:22)

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