And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built
the house of the LORD, and his own house,
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them,
and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he
built in Hamath.
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced
cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the
chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired
to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his
As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites,
and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of
But of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the
children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay tribute until
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work;
but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his
chariots and horsemen.
And these were the
chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that
bare rule over the people.
And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David
unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not
dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy,
whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the
LORD, which he had built before the porch,
Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment
of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts,
three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the
feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses
of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise
and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the
porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God
And they departed not from the commandment of the king unto the priests
and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of
the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD
Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land
And Huram sent him
by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the
sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty
talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.