2 Chronicles 8

1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon (Shelomoh) had built the house of יהוה, and his own house,

2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon (Shelomoh), Solomon (Shelomoh) built them, and caused the children of Yisrael to dwell there.

3 And Solomon (Shelomoh) went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

5 Also he built Beit-Choron the upper, and Beit-Choron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon (Shelomoh) had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon (Shelomoh) desired to build in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

7 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Yevusis, who were not of Yisrael,

8 But of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Yisrael consumed not, them did Solomon (Shelomoh) make to pay tribute until this day.

9 But of the children of Yisrael did Solomon (Shelomoh) make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

10 And these were the chief of King Solomon (Shelomoh)’s officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

11 And Solomon (Shelomoh) brought up the daughter of Pharaoh (Paroh) out of the city of Dawid unto the house that he had built for her; for he said, “My wife shall not dwell in the house of Dawid king of Yisrael, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of יהוה hath come.”

12 Then Solomon (Shelomoh) offered burnt offerings unto יהוה on the altar of יהוה, which he had built before the porch,

13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses (Mosheh), on the Shabbats, and on the New Moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the 20Feast of Unleaven Bread (Chag HaMatzot), and in the Feast of Weeks (Chag Shavuot), and in the Feast of Tabernacles (Chag Sukkot).

14 And he appointed, according to the order of Dawid his father, the courses of the priests (kohanim) to their service, and the Levites (Lewiyim) to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests (kohanim), as the duty of every day required, the porters also by their courses at every gate; for so had Dawid the man of God (Elohim) commanded.

15 And they departed not from the command of the king unto the priests (kohanim) and Levites (Lewiyim) concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.

16 Now all the work of Solomon (Shelomoh) was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of יהוה, and until it was finished. So the house of יהוה was perfected.

17 Then went Solomon (Shelomoh) to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants, ships and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon (Shelomoh) to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to King Solomon (Shelomoh).