2 Chronicles 8
2 Chronicles 8:1 And it fortuned, that after twentie yeres, when Solomon had buylt the house of the Lorde and his owne house: 2 Chronicles 8:2 He buylt the cities that Hiram gaue hym, and put of the children of Israel in them. 2 Chronicles 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamath Zoba, and strengthed it. 2 Chronicles 8:4 And he buylt Thadmor in the wildernesse, & repaired all the store cities which were in Hamath. 2 Chronicles 8:5 And he buylt Bethhoron the vpper, and Bethhoron the neather, strong cities, hauing walles, gates, and barres: 2 Chronicles 8:6 And Baalah, and al the store cities that Solomon had, and all the charet cities, and the cities of the horsmen, and euery pleasaunt place that Solomon had last to buyld in Hierusalem & Libanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
The Gentiles which were left Solomon made tributaries, but the Israelites, rulers.
2 Chronicles 8:7 And all the people that were left of the Hethites, Amorites, Pherezites, Heuites and Iebusites, whiche were not of the children of Israel, 2 Chronicles 8:8 But were the children of them whiche were left after them in the lande, and were not consumed of the children of Israel, them dyd Solomon make to pay tribute, vntill this day. 2 Chronicles 8:9 But of the children of Israel dyd Solomon make no bondemen for his worke: but they were men of warre, and rulers, and great lordes with him, and captaynes ouer his charets and horsemen. 2 Chronicles 8:10 And king Solomons officers that ouersawe and ruled the people, were two hundred and fiftie.
Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house.
2 Chronicles 8:11 And Solomon brought the daughter of Pharao out of the citie of Dauid, into the house that he had buylded for her: For he sayde, My wyfe shall not dwel in the house of Dauid king of Israel, for it is holy, because that the arke of the Lorde is come vnto it.
Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices.
2 Chronicles 8:12 Then Solomon offred burnt offringes vnto the Lorde on the aulter of the Lorde, whiche he had buylt before the porche: 2 Chronicles 8:13 Doyng euery thing in his due time, and offering according to the commaundemet of Moyses, in the Sabbathes, new moones, and solempne feastes, three times in the yere, [that is to say] in the feast of sweete bread, in the feast of weekes, and in the feast of tabernacles.
He appointeth the priests and Levites to their places.
2 Chronicles 8:14 And Solomon set the sortes of priestes to their offices as Dauid his father had ordered them, and the Leuites in their watches, for to prayse and minister before the priestes day by day, and the porters by course at euery gate: for so had Dauid the man of God commaunded. 2 Chronicles 8:15 And they omitted not the commaundement of the king vnto the priestes and Leuites, concerning any maner of thing, and concerning the treasures. 2 Chronicles 8:16 For Solomon made prouision for the charges, from the first day that the foundation of the house of the Lorde was layed, till it was finished, that the house of the Lorde was perfect.
The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir.
2 Chronicles 8:17 Then went king Solomon to Ezion Gaber, and to Eloth at the sea side in the lande of Edom. 2 Chronicles 8:18 And Hiram sent hym by the handes of his seruauntes, shippes, and seruauntes that had knowledge of the sea: and they went with the seruauntes of Solomon to Ophir, and caryed thence foure hundred and fyftie talentes of golde, and brought it to king Solomon.