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9. The highest peak of Solomon's glory among the nations 9:1—10:29
a. Jehovah's acceptance of his prayer and Jehovah's promise to establish his throne forever 9:1-9
1 Kings 9 :1 9:1 aAnd when 1Solomon had finished building the house of Jehovah and the king’s house and everything that Solomon desired to make,
1 Kings 9 :2 9:2 Jehovah appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had aappeared to him at Gibeon.
1 Kings 9 :3 9:3 And Jehovah said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication which you have made before Me; I have sanctified this house which you have built by putting My aname there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there continually.
1 Kings 9 :4 9:4 And as for you, if you walk before Me, as David your father walked, with a perfect and upright heart by doing according to all that I have commanded you and keep My statutes and My ordinances,
1 Kings 9 :5 9:5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel aforever, as I promised to David your father, saying, bYou will not lack a man on the throne of Israel.
1 Kings 9 :6 9:6 But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me and do not keep My commandments and My statutes, which I have put before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
1 Kings 9 :7 9:7 Then I will cut Israel off from the face of the land which I have given them, and the house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all the peoples.
1 Kings 9 :8 9:8 And this house will become 1heaps, and everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss and say, Why has Jehovah done this to this land and to this house?
1 Kings 9 :9 9:9 And they will say, Because they forsook Jehovah their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold of other gods and worshipped them and served them; therefore Jehovah brought all this evil upon them.
b. His alliance with Hiram 9:10-14
1 Kings 9 :10 9:10 aAnd at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Jehovah and the king’s house,
1 Kings 9 :11 9:11 Since Hiram the king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar wood and with cypress wood and with gold, according to all that he desired, King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
1 Kings 9 :12 9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.
1 Kings 9 :13 9:13 And he said, What are these cities which you have given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul, as it is unto this day.
1 Kings 9 :14 9:14 And Hiram sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.
c. Building further cities 9:15-24
1 Kings 9 :15 9:15 Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of Jehovah and his own house and the 1Millo and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer.
1 Kings 9 :16 9:16 (Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire and had slain the Canaanites who lived in the city and given it as a dowry to his daughter, the wife of Solomon.)
1 Kings 9 :17 9:17 And Solomon rebuilt Gezer and lower Beth-Horon,
1 Kings 9 :18 9:18 And Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
1 Kings 9 :19 9:19 And all the storage cities that Solomon had, even the cities for chariots, and the cities for horsemen and what Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his dominion.
1 Kings 9 :20 9:20 All of the people that were aleft of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel,
1 Kings 9 :21 9:21 Their children who were left after them in the land whom the children of Israel were not able to destroy utterly, Solomon levied as forced labor, as they are unto this day.
1 Kings 9 :22 9:22 But Solomon did not make slaves of the children of Israel; for they were the men of war and his servants and his officers and his captains and the officers over his chariots and his horsemen.
1 Kings 9 :23 9:23 These were the chief of the officers over Solomon’s work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people doing the work.
1 Kings 9 :24 9:24 As soon as Pharaoh’s adaughter came up from the city of David into her house which 1Solomon had built for her, he built the Millo.
d. His offerings three times a year 9:25
1 Kings 9 :25 9:25 And athree times a year Solomon offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he had built to Jehovah, and he burned incense with them on the altar which was before Jehovah. Thus he finished the house.
e. Building a navy with Hiram's cooperation 9:26-28
1 Kings 9 :26 9:26 King Solomon also built ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
1 Kings 9 :27 9:27 And Hiram sent his servants in the ships, sailors who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
1 Kings 9 :28 9:28 And they went to Ophir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there and brought it to King Solomon.
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