Neviim Rishonim Melekhim Alef / 1 Kings Chapter 9

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9:1 And it came to pass, when Sh'lomo had finished the building of the Beit YHWH (יהוה), and the king's house, and all Sh'lomo's desire which he was pleased to do,

9:2 That YHWH (יהוה) appeared to Sh'lomo the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

9:3 And YHWH (יהוה) said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, [and] wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

9:5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Yisra'el for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Yisra'el.

9:6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, 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 Yisra'el out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Yisra'el shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

9:8 And at this house, [which] is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath YHWH (יהוה) done thus unto this land, and to this house?

9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook YHWH (יהוה) their Elohim (אלהים), who brought forth their avot out of the land of Mitzrayim, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath YHWH (יהוה) brought upon them all this evil.

9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Sh'lomo had built the two houses, the Beit YHWH (יהוה), and the king's house,

9:11 ([Now] Hiram the melekh Tyre had furnished Sh'lomo with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then melekh Sh'lomo gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Sh'lomo had given him; and they pleased him not.

9:13 And he said, What cities [are] these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.

9:14 And Hiram sent to the melekh sixscore talents of gold.

9:15 And this [is] the reason of the levy which melekh Sh'lomo raised; for to build the Beit YHWH (יהוה), and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Yerushalayim, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

9:16 [For] Pharaoh melekh Mitzrayim had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it [for] a present unto his daughter, Sh'lomo's wife.

9:17 And Sh'lomo built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

9:18 And ba'alath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

9:19 And all the cities of store that Sh'lomo had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Sh'lomo desired to build in Yerushalayim, and in Levanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

9:20 [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Yevusites, which [were] not of the children of Yisra'el,

9:21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Yisra'el also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Sh'lomo levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

9:22 But of the children of Yisra'el did Sh'lomo 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 Sh'lomo'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 unto her house which [Sh'lomo] had built for her: then did he build Millo.

9:25 And three times in a year did Sh'lomo offer Olot and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto YHWH (יהוה), and he burnt incense upon the altar that [was] before YHWH (יהוה). So he finished the house.

9:26 And melekh Sh'lomo made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which [is] beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Sh'lomo.

9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to melekh Sh'lomo.


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