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1 Kings 9 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:1 - When Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:2 - the LORD appeared to Solomon a 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, which you have made before me; I have consecrated this house which you have built, and put my name there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:4 - And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my ordinances,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:5 - then I will establish your royal throne over Israel for ever, as I promised David your father, saying, 'There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:6 - But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, 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 the house which I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight; and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:8 - And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone passing by it will be astonished, and will hiss; and they will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:9 - Then they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this evil upon them.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:10 - At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house,

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

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:13 - Therefore he said, "What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?" So they are called the land of Cabul to this day.

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 - And this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD and his own house and the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megid'do and Gezer

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:16 - (Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burnt it with fire, and had slain the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:17 - so Solomon rebuilt Gezer) and Lower Beth-hor'on

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:18 - and Ba'alath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:19 - and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, 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, the Hittites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites, who were not of the people of Israel--

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:21 - their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel were unable to destroy utterly--these Solomon made a forced levy of slaves, and so they are to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:22 - But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves; they were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, his chariot commanders and his horsemen.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work: five hundred and fifty, who had charge of the people who carried on the work.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:24 - But Pharaoh's daughter went up from the city of David to her own house which Solomon had built for her; then he built the Millo.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:25 - Three times a year Solomon used to offer up burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built to the LORD, burning incense before the LORD. So he finished the house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:26 - King Solomon built a fleet of ships at E'zion-ge'ber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:27 - And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, seamen who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:28 - and they went to Ophir, and brought from there gold, to the amount of four hundred and twenty talents; and they brought it to King Solomon.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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