2 Chronicles 8:1
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King James Version
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of Jehovah and his own house,

World English Bible
It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the house of Jehovah, and his own house.

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Geneva Study Bible

And it came to pass at the end of {a} twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

(a) Signifying that he was 20 years in building them.2 Chronicles 8:1 Parallel Commentaries

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Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 7:1
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

1 Kings 9:10
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

2 Chronicles 8:2
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

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