2 Chronicles 8

Solomon's Accomplishments

1 It a came to pass at the end of b twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house, 2 that the cities which 1 Hiram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them; and he settled the children of Israel there.

3 And Solomon went to Hamath Zobah and seized it. 4 c He also built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities which he built in d Hamath. 5 He built Upper Beth Horon and e Lower Beth Horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars, 6 also Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities and the cities of the cavalry, and all that Solomon f desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 7 g All the people who were left of the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of Israel - 8 that is, their descendants who were left in the land after them, whom the children of Israel did not destroy - from these Solomon raised forced labor, as it is to this day. 9 But Solomon did not make the children of Israel 2 servants for his work. Some were men of war, captains of his officers, captains of his chariots, and his cavalry. 10 And others were chiefs of the officials of King Solomon: h two hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people.

11 Now Solomon i 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 the LORD has come are holy."

12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD which he had built before the vestibule, 13 according to the j daily rate, offering according to the commandment of Moses, for the Sabbaths, the New Moons, and the k three appointed yearly l feasts - the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles. 14 And, according to the 3 order of David his father, he appointed the m divisions of the priests for their service, n the Levites for their duties (to praise and serve before the priests) as the duty of each day required, and the o gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate; for so David the man of God had commanded. 15 They did not depart from the command of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter or concerning the p treasuries.

16 Now all the work of Solomon was well-ordered 4 from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.

17 Then Solomon went to q Ezion Geber and 5 Elath on the seacoast, in the land of Edom. 18 r And Hiram sent him ships by the hand of his servants, and servants who knew the sea. They went with the servants of Solomon to s Ophir, and acquired four hundred and fifty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:10 - 14
    Now it happened at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 6:38
    And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its details and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.
    1 Kings 7:1
    But Solomon took thirteen years to build his own house; so he finished all his house.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:17
    And Solomon built Gezer, Lower Beth Horon.
    1 Kings 9:18
    Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land of Judah.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 18:3
    And David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his power by the River Euphrates.
    1 Chronicles 18:9
    Now when Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah.
  5. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 7:24
    Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah.
  6. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:11
    Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king's house; and Solomon successfully accomplished all that came into his heart to make in the house of the LORD and in his own house.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 15:18 - 21
    On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates -
    1 Kings 9:20
    All the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel -
  8. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:23
    Others were chiefs of the officials who were over Solomon's work: five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people who did the work.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:1
    Now Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh's daughter; then he brought her to the City of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall all around Jerusalem.
    1 Kings 7:8
    And the house where he dwelt had another court inside the hall, of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken as wife.
    1 Kings 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 the Millo.
    1 Kings 11:1
    But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites -
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 29:38 - 42
    Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: ...
    Numbers 28:3
    And you shall say to them, 'This is the offerin...
    Numbers 28:9
    And on the Sabbath day two lambs in their first...
    Numbers 28:11
    At the beginnings of your months you shall pres...
    Numbers 28:26
    Also on the day of the firstfruits, when you br...
    Numbers 29:1
    And in the seventh month, on the first day of t...
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 23:14 - 17
    Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year:
    Exodus 34:22
    And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.
    Exodus 34:23
    Three times in the year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the LORD God of Israel.
    Deuteronomy 16:16
    Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
  12. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:1 - 44
    And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying.
  13. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 24:3
    Then David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to the schedule of their service.
  14. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 25:1
    Moreover David and the captains of the army separated for the service some of the sons of Asaph, of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals. And the number of the skilled men performing their service was:
  15. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:17
    And the gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum was the chief.
    1 Chronicles 26:1
    Concerning the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
  16. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 26:20 - 28
    Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasuries of the house of God and over the treasuries of the dedicated things.
  17. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:26
    King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
    2 Chronicles 20:36
    And he allied himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they made the ships in Ezion Geber.
  18. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:27
    Then Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, seamen who knew the sea, to work with the servants of Solomon.
    2 Chronicles 9:10
    Also, the servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones.
    2 Chronicles 9:13
    The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold.
  19. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 29:4
    Three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses.
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