2 Chronicles 8
1 It came to pass at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of
Jehovah and his own house,
2 that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them; and he caused
the children of Israel to dwell there.
3 And Solomon went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.
4 He also built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities which he built in
5 He built upper Beth Horon and lower Beth Horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and
6 also Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
7 All the people who were left of the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites,
who were not of Israel;
8 that is, their sons who were left in the land after them, whom the sons of Israel had not
finished off; from these Solomon raised forced labor, as it is to this day.
9 But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel. They were men of war, commanders of his officers, commanders of his chariots, and his horsemen.
10 And others were chiefs of the deputies of King Solomon: two hundred and fifty, who
ruled over the people.
11 And Solomon brought the daughter of Pharaoh up from the City of David to the house
he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David, king of
Israel, because the places to which the ark of Jehovah has come are holy.
12 And Solomon offered burnt offerings unto Jehovah on the altar of Jehovah which he
had built before the porch,
13 according to the matter of each day, offering according to the commandment of
Moses, for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the three appointed yearly feasts; the Feast
of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths.
14 And, according to the ordinance of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the
priests for their service, the Levites for their charges, to praise and serve before the priests,
as the charge of each day required, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate; for
thus was the commandment of David the man of God.
15 They did not depart from the command of the king to the priests and Levites
concerning any matter or concerning the treasuries.
16 And all the work of Solomon was steadfast from the day of the foundation of the
house of Jehovah until it was finished. Thus the house of Jehovah was completed.
17 Then Solomon went to Ezion Geber and Elath on the seacoast, in the land of Edom.
18 And Huram sent him ships by the hand of his servants, and servants who knew the sea.
They went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and carried away four hundred and fifty
talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.