1 Kings 9

It happened, when Sulayman had finished the building of the house of Allah, and the king’s house, and all Sulayman’s desire which he was pleased to do, 2that Allahappeared to Sulayman the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3Allah said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually. 4As for you, if you will walk before me, as Dawud 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 ordinances; 5then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, according as I promised to Dawud your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel. 6But if you shall turn away from following me, you or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; 7then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8Though this house is so high, yet everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and hiss; and they shall say, Why has Allah done this to this land, and to this house? 9and they shall answer, Because they forsook Allah their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them: therefore has Allahbrought all this evil on them. 10It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Sulayman had built the two houses, the house of Allah and the king’s house 11(now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Sulayman with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire), that then king Sulayman gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Sulayman had given him; and they did not please him. 13He said, What cities are these which you have given me, my brother? He called them the land of Cabul to this day. 14Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold. 15This is the reason of the labour force which king Sulayman raised, to build the house of Allah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 16Firaun king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burned it with fire, and slain the Canaanites who lived in the city, and given it for a portion to his daughter, Sulayman’s wife. 17Sulayman built Gezer, and Beth Horon the lower, 18and Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land, 19and all the store-cities that Sulayman had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and that which Sulayman desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 20As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Bani-Israel; 21their children who were left after them in the land, whom Bani-Israel were not able utterly to destroy, from them Sulayman raised a labour force of slaves to this day. 22But of Bani-Israel Sulayman made no slaves; but they were the men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen. 23These were the chief officers who were over Sulayman’s work, five hundred fifty, who bore rule over the people who laboured in the work. 24But Firaun’s daughter came up out of the city of Dawud to her house which Sulayman had built for her: then he built Millo. 25Three times a year Sulaymanoffered burnt offerings and peace-offerings on the altar which he built to Allah, burning incense on the altar that was before Allah. So he finished the house. 26King Sulayman made a fleet of ships in Ezion Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom. 27Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, with the servants of Sulayman. 28They came to Ophir, and brought from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Sulayman.


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