1 Kings 9:13
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English Standard Version
Therefore he said, “What kind of cities are these that you have given me, my brother?” So they are called the land of Cabul to this day.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Are these the cities which thou hast given me, brother? And he called them the land of Chabul, unto this day.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Kings 9:4, 1 Kings 9:5 contain the special answer to 1 Kings 8:25, 1 Kings 8:26. - 1 Kings 9:6-9 refer to the prayer for the turning away of the curse, to which the Lord replies: If ye and your children turn away from me, and do not keep my commandments, but worship other gods, this house will not protect you from the curses threatened in the law, but they will be fulfilled in all their terrible force upon you and upon this temple. This threat follows the Pentateuch exactly in the words in which it is expressed; 1 Kings 9:7 being founded upon Deuteronomy 28:37, Deuteronomy 28:45, Deuteronomy 28:63, and the curse pronounced upon Israel in Deuteronomy 29:23-26 being transferred to the temple in 1 Kings 9:8, 1 Kings 9:9. - פּני מעל שׁלּח, to dismiss, i.e., to reject from before my face. "This house will be עליון," i.e., will stand high, or through its rejection will be a lofty example for all that pass by. The temple stood upon a high mountain, so that its ruins could not fail to attract the attention of all who went past. The expression עליון is selected with an implied allusion to Deuteronomy 26:19 and Deuteronomy 28:1. God there promises to make Israel עליון, high, exalted above all nations. This blessing will be turned into a curse. The temple, which was high and widely renowned, shall continue to be high, but in the opposite sense, as an example of the rejection of Israel from the presence of God.

(Note: The conjecture of Bttcher, Thenius, and Bertheau, that עליון should be altered into עיּים, has no support in Micah 3:12; Jeremiah 26:18, and Psalm 79:1, and has all the ancient versions against it; for they all contain the Masoretic text, either in a verbal translation (lxx), or in a paraphrase, as for example the Chaldee, "the house that was high shall be destroyed;" the Syriac and Arabic, "this house will be destroyed;" and the Vulgate, domus haec erit in exemplum. - In 2 Chronicles 7:21 the thought is somewhat varied by the alteration of יהיה into היה אשׁר. For it would never enter the mind of any sober critic to attribute this variation to a misinterpretation of our text. Still less can it be an unsuccessful attempt to explain or rectify our text, as Bttcher imagines, since the assertion of this critic, that עליון is only used to signify an exalted position, and never the exaltation of dignity or worth, is proved to be erroneous by Deuteronomy 26:19 and Deuteronomy 28:1.)

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1 Kings 5:1,2 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father...

Amos 1:9 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

Cabul, that is, Displeasing, or dirty Josephus says that Cabul, in the Phoenician language, signifies (); displeasing; and that these cities were situated in the neighbourhood of Tyre. Most commentators are persuaded that the city {Cabul} in the tribe of Asher was one; and probably from this Hiram took occasion to give this name to all the other cities which Solomon had ceded to him.

Joshua 19:27 And turns toward the sun rise to Bethdagon, and reaches to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek...

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Joshua 19:27
then it turns eastward, it goes to Beth-dagon, and touches Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel. Then it continues in the north to Cabul,

1 Kings 9:12
But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, they did not please him.

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