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1 Kings 9 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:1 - And it cometh to pass, at Solomon's finishing to build the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king, and all the desire of Solomon that he delighted to do,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:2 - that Jehovah appeareth unto Solomon a second time, as He appeared unto him in Gibeon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:3 - and Jehovah saith unto him, 'I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication with which thou hast made supplication before Me; I have hallowed this house that thou hast built to put My name there -- unto the age, and Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:4 - 'And thou -- if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, in simplicity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee -- My statutes and My judgments thou dost keep --

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:5 - then I have established the throne of thy kingdom over Israel -- to the age, as I spake unto David thy father, saying, There is not cut off to thee a man from being on the throne of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:6 - 'If ye at all turn back -- you and your sons -- from after Me, and keep not My commands -- My statutes, that I have set before you, and ye have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:7 - then I have cut off Israel from the face of the ground that I have given to them, and the house that I have hallowed for My name I send away from My presence, and Israel hath been for a simile and for a byword among all the peoples;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:8 - as to this house, that is high, every one passing by it is astonished, and hath hissed, and they have said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:9 - and they have said, Because that they have forsaken Jehovah their God, who brought out their fathers from the land of Egypt, and they lay hold on other gods, and bow themselves to them, and serve them; therefore hath Jehovah brought in upon them all this evil.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:10 - And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the two houses, the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - Hiram king of Tyre hath assisted Solomon with cedar-trees, and with fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire; then doth king Solomon give to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:12 - And Hiram cometh out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon hath given to him, and they have not been right in his eyes,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:13 - and he saith, 'What are these cities that thou hast given to me, my brother?' and one calleth them the land of Cabul unto this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:14 - And Hiram sendeth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 - And this is the matter of the tribute that king Solomon hath lifted up, to build the house of Jehovah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:16 - (Pharaoh king of Egypt hath gone up and doth capture Gezer, and doth burn it with fire, and the Canaanite who is dwelling in the city he hath slain, and giveth it with presents to his daughter, wife of Solomon.)

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:17 - And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower,

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:19 - and all the cities of stores that king Solomon hath, and the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:20 - The whole of the people that is left of the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who are not of the sons of Israel --

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:21 - their sons who are left behind them in the land, whom the sons of Israel have not been able to devote -- he hath even lifted up on them a tribute of service unto this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:22 - And out of the sons of Israel Solomon hath not appointed a servant, for they are the men of war, and his servants, and his heads, and his captains, and the heads of his chariots, and his horsemen.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - These are the heads of the officers who are over the work of Solomon, fifty and five hundred, those ruling among the people who are labouring in the work.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:24 - Only, the daughter of Pharaoh went up out of the city of David unto her house that Solomon built for her; then he built Millo.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:25 - And Solomon caused to ascend, three times in a year, burnt-offerings and peace-offerings on the altar that he built to Jehovah, and he perfumed it with that which is before Jehovah, and finished the house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:26 - And a navy hath king Solomon made in Ezion-Geber, that is beside Eloth, on the edge of the Sea of Suph, in the land of Edom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:27 - And Hiram sendeth in the navy his servants, shipmen knowing the sea, with servants of Solomon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:28 - and they come in to Ophir and take thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring it in unto king Solomon.
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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