First Kings 9


9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building
 of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all
 Solomon's desire which he was pleased to perform,
9:2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had
 appeared to him at Gibeon.
9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard thy prayer and thy
 supplication that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed
 this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for
 ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked,
 in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to
 all that I have commanded thee, [and] wilt keep my statutes and
 my judgments:
9:5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel
 for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There
 shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
9:6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your
 children, and will not keep my commandments [and] my statutes
 which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and
 worship them:
9:7 Then will I cut off Israel from the land which I have given
 them; and this house which I have hallowed for my name, will I
 cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a
 by-word among all people:
9:8 And at this house [which] is high, every one that passeth by
 it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why
 hath the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?
9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their
 God, who brought forth their fathers from the land of Egypt,
 and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshiped them,
 and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all
 this evil.
9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when
 Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and
 the king's house,
9:11 ([Now] Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with
 cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his
 desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the
 land of Galilee.
9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which
 Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.
9:13 And he said, What cities [are] these which thou hast given
 me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this
 day.
9:14 And Hiram sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents
 of gold.
9:15 And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon
 raised, to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and
 Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and
 Gezer.
9:16 [For] Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer,
 and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in
 the city, and given it [for] a present to his daughter,
 Solomon's wife.
9:17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,
9:18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities
 for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which
 Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in
 all the land of his dominion.
9:20 [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites,
 Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who [were] not of
 the children of Israel,
9:21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom
 the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy,
 upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bond-service to this
 day.
9:22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bond-men:
 but they [were] men of war, and his servants, and his princes,
 and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.
9:23 These [were] the chief of the officers that [were] over
 Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who bore rule over the
 people that wrought in the work.
9:24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up from the city of David to
 her house which [Solomon] had built for her: then he built
 Millo.
9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt-offerings
 and peace-offerings upon the altar which he built to the LORD,
 and he burnt incense upon the altar that [was] before the LORD.
 So he finished the house.
9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which
 [is] beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of
 Edom.
9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had
 knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
9:28 And they came to Ophir, and imported from thence gold, four
 hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.
 
 

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