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God’s covenant with Solomon

9:1 AND it so happened, when Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had finished the building of the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and the king’s house, and all Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
‘s desire which he was pleased to do,

9:2 That YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
appeared to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeonגִּבְעוֹן
giḇʻôn, giv’ôn a Canaanite city north of Jerusalem that was conquered by Joshua
.

9:3 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to him, I have heard your prayer and your humble petition, that you have made before me: I have this house holy, which you have built, to put My Name there forever; and My eyes and My heart shall be there forever.

9:4 And if you will walk before Me, like Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my judgments:

9:5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom upon Israel forever, like I promised to Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel.

9:6 But if ya’ll shall at all turn from following me, ya’ll or your sons, 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 out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for My Name, will I throw out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
9:8 And at this house, which is high, each one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall whistle; and they shall say, Why has YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
done thus to this land, and to this house?

9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
their God, who brought out their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold on other gods, and have worshiped them, and served them: so has YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
brought upon them all this evil.

9:10 And it so happened at the end of twenty years, when Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had built the two houses, the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and the king’s house,

9:11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

Hiram’s disappointment

9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had given him; and they pleased him not.

9:13 And he said, What cities are these which you have 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 Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
raised; for to build the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

9:16 Because Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and killed the Canaanites that stayed in the city, and given it for a present to his daughter, Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
‘s wife.

Solomon’s new cities

9:17 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

9:18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
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, which were not of the sons of Israel,
9:21 Their sons that were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel also weren’t able to completely destroy, on those did Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
levy a tribute of bond service to this day.

9:22 But of the sons of Israel did Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
make no bondmen: 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 Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
‘s work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

9:24 But Pharaoh’s daughter came up out of the city of David to her house which Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had built for her: then he built Millo.

9:25 And three times in a year did Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
. So he finished the house.

Solomon brings gold from Ophir

9:26 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
made a navy of ships in Ezion-Geberעֶצְיֹן גֶּבֶר
Biblical: Ġeṣyōn Geḇer; also Asiongaber) is a city only known from the Hebrew Bible, in Idumea, a seaport on the northern extremity of the Gulf of Aqaba, in modern terms somewhere in the area of modern Aqaba and Eilat. – The name means “city of the rooster” (כְּרַך תַּרְנְגוֹלָא).
, which is beside Elathאֵילַת‎
Modern: Elat was an ancient city mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was in the same vicinity as Ezion-Geber.
, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edomאֱדוֹם
was an ancient kingdom in Transjordan, located between Moab to the northeast, the Arabah to the west, and the Arabian Desert to the south and east.[5] Most of its former territory is now divided between present-day southern Israel and Jordan. Edom appears in written sources relating to the late Bronze Age and to the Iron Age in the Levant.
.

9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
.

9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty approximately $588,048,959 in 2023 talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs, and brought it to king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
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