2 Chronicles 8:9
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves for his work; they were soldiers, and his officers, the commanders of his chariots, and his horsemen.

King James Bible
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

American Standard Version
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of the children of Israel he set none to serve in the king's works: for they were men of war, and chief captains, and rulers of his chariots and horsemen.

English Revised Version
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.

Webster's Bible Translation
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

2 Chronicles 8:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 Chronicles 8:2 must be regarded as the apodosis of 2 Chronicles 8:1, notwithstanding that the object, the cities which ... precedes. The unusual position of the words is the result of the aphoristic character of the notice. As to its relation to the statement 1 Kings 9:10-13, see the discussion on that passage. בּנה, 2 Chronicles 8:2, is not to be understood of the fortification of these cities, but of their completion, for, according to 1 Kings 9:10, 1 Kings 9:13, they were in very bad condition. ויּושׁב, he caused to dwell there, i.e., transplanted Israelites thither, cf. 2 Kings 17:6. The account of the cities which Solomon built, i.e., fortified, is introduced (2 Chronicles 8:3) by the important statement, omitted in 1 Kings 9:"Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed against it." על חזק, to be strong upon, that is, prevail against, conquer; cf. 2 Chronicles 27:5. Hamath-zobah is not the city Hamath in Zobah, but, as we learn from 2 Chronicles 8:4, the land or kingdom of Hamath. This did not lie, any more than the city Hamath, in Zobah, but bordered on the kingdom of Zobah: cf. 1 Chronicles 18:3; and as to the position of Zobah, see the Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:3. In David's time Hamath and Zobah had their own kings; and David conquered them, and made their kingdoms tributary (1 Chronicles 18:3-10). Because they bordered on each other, Hamath and Zobah are here bound together as a nomen compos. עליה יחזק signifies at least this, that these tributary kingdoms had either rebelled against Solomon, or at least had made attempts to do so; which Solomon suppressed, and in order to establish his dominion over them fortified Tadmor, i.e., Palmyra, and all the store cities in the land of Hamath (see on 1 Kings 9:18.); for, according to 1 Kings 11:23., he had Rezon of Zobah as an enemy during his whole reign; see on that passage.

2 Chronicles 8:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But of the

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Leviticus 25:39-46 And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant...

Galatians 4:26,31 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all...

they were men

1 Samuel 8:11,12 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 8:8
from their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel had not destroyed--these Solomon drafted as forced labor, and so they are to this day.

2 Chronicles 8:10
And these were the chief officers of King Solomon, 250, who exercised authority over the people.

Jump to Previous
Captains Chariots Chief Chiefs Children Commanders Fighting Heads Horsemen Israel Israelites Officers Rulers Servants Slaves Soldiers Solomon Use War War-Carriages Work
Jump to Next
Captains Chariots Chief Chiefs Children Commanders Fighting Heads Horsemen Israel Israelites Officers Rulers Servants Slaves Soldiers Solomon Use War War-Carriages Work
Links
2 Chronicles 8:9 NIV
2 Chronicles 8:9 NLT
2 Chronicles 8:9 ESV
2 Chronicles 8:9 NASB
2 Chronicles 8:9 KJV

2 Chronicles 8:9 Bible Apps
2 Chronicles 8:9 Biblia Paralela
2 Chronicles 8:9 Chinese Bible
2 Chronicles 8:9 French Bible
2 Chronicles 8:9 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
2 Chronicles 8:8
Top of Page
Top of Page