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1 Kings 9 (WEBP)

[1] When Solomon had finished the building of Yahweh’s house, the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,
[2] Yahweh appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.
[3] Yahweh 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.
[4] As for you, if you will walk before me as David 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,
[5] then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised to David your father, saying, ‘There shall not fail from you a man on the throne of Israel.’
[6] But if you turn away from following me, you or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them,
[7] then I will cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and I will cast this house, which I have made holy for my name, out of my sight; and Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
[8] Though this house is so high, yet everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss; and they will say, ‘Why has Yahweh done this to this land and to this house?’
[9] and they will answer, ‘Because they abandoned Yahweh their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them, and served them. Therefore Yahweh has brought all this evil on them.’ ”
[10] At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, Yahweh’s house and the king’s house
[11] (now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and cypress trees, and with gold, according to all his desire), King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
[12] Hiram came out of Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they didn’t please him.
[13] He said, “What cities are these which you have given me, my brother?” He called them the land of Cabul° to this day.
[14] Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents° of gold.
[15] This is the reason of the forced labor which King Solomon conscripted: to build Yahweh’s house, his own house, Millo, Jerusalem’s wall, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.
[16] Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, taken Gezer, burned it with fire, killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and given it for a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.
[17] Solomon built in the land Gezer, Beth Horon the lower,
[18] Baalath, Tamar in the wilderness,
[19] all the storage cities that Solomon had, the cities for his chariots, the cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
[20] As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel—
[21] their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy—of them Solomon raised a levy of bondservants to this day.
[22] But of the children of Israel Solomon made no bondservants; but they were the men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
[23] These were the five hundred fifty chief officers who were over Solomon’s work, who ruled over the people who labored in the work.
[24] But Pharaoh’s daughter came up out of David’s city to her house which Solomon had built for her. Then he built Millo.
[25] Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to Yahweh three times per year, burning incense with them on the altar that was before Yahweh. So he finished the house.
[26] King Solomon made a fleet of ships in Ezion Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
[27] Hiram sent in the fleet his servants, sailors who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
[28] They came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents,° and brought it to King Solomon.

1 Kings 9:13 “Cabul” sounds like Hebrew for “good-for-nothing”.
1 Kings 9:14 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds or 965 Troy ounces, so 120 talents is about 3.6 metric tons
1 Kings 9:28 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds or 965 Troy ounces, so 420 talents is about 12.6 metric tons

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Kings 9 (KJVS)

[1] And it came to pass, when Solomon H8010 had finished H3615 (8763) the building H1129 (8800) of the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and the king’s H4428 house H1004, and all Solomon’s H8010 desire H2837 which he was pleased H2654 (8804) to do H6213 (8800),
[2] That the LORD H3068 appeared H7200 (8735) to Solomon H8010 the second time H8145, as he had appeared H7200 (8738) unto him at Gibeon H1391.
[3] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto him, I have heard H8085 (8804) thy prayer H8605 and thy supplication H8467, that thou hast made H2603 (8694) before H6440 me: I have hallowed H6942 (8689) this house H1004, which thou hast built H1129 (8804), to put H7760 (8800) my name H8034 there for H5704 ever H5769; and mine eyes H5869 and mine heart H3820 shall be there perpetually H3117.
[4] And if thou wilt walk H3212 (8799) before H6440 me, as David H1732 thy father H1 walked H1980 (8804), in integrity H8537 of heart H3824, and in uprightness H3476, to do H6213 (8800) according to all that I have commanded H6680 (8765) thee, [and] wilt keep H8104 (8799) my statutes H2706 and my judgments H4941:
[5] Then I will establish H6965 (8689) the throne H3678 of thy kingdom H4467 upon Israel H3478 for ever H5769, as I promised H1696 (8765) to David H1732 thy father H1, saying H559 (8800), There shall not fail H3772 (8735) thee a man H376 upon the throne H3678 of Israel H3478.
[6] [But] if ye shall at all H7725 (8800) turn H7725 (8799) from following H310 me, ye or your children H1121, and will not keep H8104 (8799) my commandments H4687 [and] my statutes H2708 which I have set H5414 (8804) before H6440 you, but go H1980 (8804) and serve H5647 (8804) other H312 gods H430, and worship H7812 (8694) them:
[7] Then will I cut off H3772 (8689) Israel H3478 out H6440 of the land H127 which I have given H5414 (8804) them; and this house H1004, which I have hallowed H6942 (8689) for my name H8034, will I cast out H7971 (8762) of my sight H6440; and Israel H3478 shall be a proverb H4912 and a byword H8148 among all people H5971:
[8] And at this house H1004, [which] is high H5945, every one that passeth H5674 (8802) by it shall be astonished H8074 (8799), and shall hiss H8319 (8804); and they shall say H559 (8804), Why hath the LORD H3068 done H6213 (8804) thus unto this land H776, and to this house H1004?
[9] And they shall answer H559 (8804), Because they forsook H5800 (8804) the LORD H3068 their God H430, who brought forth H3318 (8689) their fathers H1 out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, and have taken hold H2388 (8686) upon other H312 gods H430, and have worshipped H7812 (8691) them, and served H5647 (8799) them: therefore hath the LORD H3068 brought H935 (8689) upon them all this evil H7451.
[10] And it came to pass at the end H7097 of twenty H6242 years H8141, when Solomon H8010 had built H1129 (8804) the two H8147 houses H1004, the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and the king’s H4428 house H1004,
[11] ([Now] Hiram H2438 the king H4428 of Tyre H6865 had furnished H5375 (8765) Solomon H8010 with cedar H730 trees H6086 and fir H1265 trees H6086, and with gold H2091, according to all his desire H2656,) that then H227 king H4428 Solomon H8010 gave H5414 (8799) Hiram H2438 twenty H6242 cities H5892 in the land H776 of Galilee H1551.
[12] And Hiram H2438 came out H3318 (8799) from Tyre H6865 to see H7200 (8800) the cities H5892 which Solomon H8010 had given H5414 (8804) him; and they pleased H3474 (8804) H5869 him not.
[13] And he said H559 (8799), What cities H5892 [are] these which thou hast given H5414 (8804) me, my brother H251? And he called H7121 (8799) them the land H776 of Cabul H3521 unto this day H3117.
[14] And Hiram H2438 sent H7971 (8799) to the king H4428 sixscore H3967 H6242 talents H3603 of gold H2091.
[15] And this [is] the reason H1697 of the levy H4522 which king H4428 Solomon H8010 raised H5927 (8689); for to build H1129 (8800) the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and his own house H1004, and Millo H4407, and the wall H2346 of Jerusalem H3389, and Hazor H2674, and Megiddo H4023, and Gezer H1507.
[16] [For] Pharaoh H6547 king H4428 of Egypt H4714 had gone up H5927 (8804), and taken H3920 (8799) Gezer H1507, and burnt H8313 (8799) it with fire H784, and slain H2026 (8804) the Canaanites H3669 that dwelt H3427 (8802) in the city H5892, and given H5414 (8799) it [for] a present H7964 unto his daughter H1323, Solomon’s H8010 wife H802.
[17] And Solomon H8010 built H1129 (8799) Gezer H1507, and Bethhoron H1032 the nether H8481,
[18] And Baalath H1191, and Tadmor H8412 in the wilderness H4057, in the land H776,
[19] And all the cities H5892 of store H4543 that Solomon H8010 had, and cities H5892 for his chariots H7393, and cities H5892 for his horsemen H6571, and that H2837 which Solomon H8010 desired H2836 (8804) to build H1129 (8800) in Jerusalem H3389, and in Lebanon H3844, and in all the land H776 of his dominion H4475.
[20] [And] all the people H5971 [that were] left H3498 (8737) of the Amorites H567, Hittites H2850, Perizzites H6522, Hivites H2340, and Jebusites H2983, which [were] not of the children H1121 of Israel H3478,
[21] Their children H1121 that were left H3498 (8738) after H310 them in the land H776, whom the children H1121 of Israel H3478 also were not able H3201 (8804) utterly to destroy H2763 (8687), upon those did Solomon H8010 levy H5927 (8686) a tribute H4522 of bondservice H5647 (8802) unto this day H3117.
[22] But of the children H1121 of Israel H3478 did Solomon H8010 make H5414 (8804) no bondmen H5650: but they [were] men H582 of war H4421, and his servants H5650, and his princes H8269, and his captains H7991, and rulers H8269 of his chariots H7393, and his horsemen H6571.
[23] These [were] the chief H8269 of the officers H5324 (8737) that [were] over Solomon’s H8010 work H4399, five H2568 hundred H3967 and fifty H2572, which bare rule H7287 (8802) over the people H5971 that wrought H6213 (8804) in the work H4399.
[24] But Pharaoh’s H6547 daughter H1323 came up H5927 (8804) out of the city H5892 of David H1732 unto her house H1004 which [Solomon] had built H1129 (8804) for her: then did he build H1129 (8804) Millo H4407.
[25] And three H7969 times H6471 in a year H8141 did Solomon H8010 offer H5927 (8689) burnt offerings H5930 and peace offerings H8002 upon the altar H4196 which he built H1129 (8804) unto the LORD H3068, and he burnt incense H6999 (8687) upon the altar H4196 that [was] before H6440 the LORD H3068. So he finished H7999 (8765) the house H1004.
[26] And king H4428 Solomon H8010 made H6213 (8804) a navy of ships H590 in Eziongeber H6100, which [is] beside Eloth H359, on the shore H8193 of the Red H5488 sea H3220, in the land H776 of Edom H123.
[27] And Hiram H2438 sent H7971 (8799) in the navy H590 his servants H5650, shipmen H582 H591 that had knowledge H3045 (8802) of the sea H3220, with the servants H5650 of Solomon H8010.
[28] And they came H935 (8799) to Ophir H211, and fetched H3947 (8799) from thence gold H2091, four H702 hundred H3967 and twenty H6242 talents H3603, and brought H935 (8686) [it] to king H4428 Solomon H8010.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Kings 9 (YLT)

[1] And it cometh to pass, at Solomon’s finishing to build the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king, and all the desire of Solomon that he delighted to do,
[2] that Jehovah appeareth unto Solomon a second time, as He appeared unto him in Gibeon,
[3] and Jehovah saith unto him, ‘I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication with which thou hast made supplication before Me; I have hallowed this house that thou hast built to put My name there-unto the age, and Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.
[4] ‘And thou-if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, in simplicity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee-My statutes and My judgments thou dost keep-
[5] then I have established the throne of thy kingdom over Israel-to the age, as I spake unto David thy father, saying, There is not cut off to thee a man from being on the throne of Israel.
[6] ‘If ye at all turn back-you and your sons-from after Me, and keep not My commands-My statutes, that I have set before you, and ye have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them,
[7] then I have cut off Israel from the face of the ground that I have given to them, and the house that I have hallowed for My name I send away from My presence, and Israel hath been for a simile and for a byword among all the peoples;
[8] as to this house, that is high, every one passing by it is astonished, and hath hissed, and they have said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?
[9] and they have said, Because that they have forsaken Jehovah their God, who brought out their fathers from the land of Egypt, and they lay hold on other gods, and bow themselves to them, and serve them; therefore hath Jehovah brought in upon them all this evil.’
[10] And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the two houses, the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king.
[11] Hiram king of Tyre hath assisted Solomon with cedar-trees, and with fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire; then doth king Solomon give to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
[12] And Hiram cometh out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon hath given to him, and they have not been right in his eyes,
[13] and he saith, ‘What are these cities that thou hast given to me, my brother?’ and one calleth them the land of Cabul unto this day.
[14] And Hiram sendeth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.
[15] And this is the matter of the tribute that king Solomon hath lifted up, to build the house of Jehovah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer,
[16] (Pharaoh king of Egypt hath gone up and doth capture Gezer, and doth burn it with fire, and the Canaanite who is dwelling in the city he hath slain, and giveth it with presents to his daughter, wife of Solomon.)
[17] And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower,
[18] and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land;
[19] and all the cities of stores that king Solomon hath, and the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
[20] The whole of the people that is left of the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who are not of the sons of Israel-
[21] their sons who are left behind them in the land, whom the sons of Israel have not been able to devote-he hath even lifted up on them a tribute of service unto this day.
[22] And out of the sons of Israel Solomon hath not appointed a servant, for they are the men of war, and his servants, and his heads, and his captains, and the heads of his chariots, and his horsemen.
[23] These are the heads of the officers who are over the work of Solomon, fifty and five hundred, those ruling among the people who are labouring in the work.
[24] Only, the daughter of Pharaoh went up out of the city of David unto her house that Solomon built for her; then he built Millo.
[25] And Solomon caused to ascend, three times in a year, burnt-offerings and peace-offerings on the altar that he built to Jehovah, and he perfumed it with that which is before Jehovah, and finished the house.
[26] And a navy hath king Solomon made in Ezion-Geber, that is beside Eloth, on the edge of the Sea of Suph, in the land of Edom.
[27] And Hiram sendeth in the navy his servants, shipmen knowing the sea, with servants of Solomon,
[28] and they come in to Ophir and take thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring it in unto king Solomon.