2 Chronicles 8:10
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New American Standard Bible
These were the chief officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.

King James Bible
And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And these were the chief of king Solomon's superintendents, two hundred and fifty, that ruled over the people.

World English Bible
These were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two-hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and these are heads of the officers whom king Solomon hath, two hundred and fifty who are rulers among the people.

2 Chronicles 8:10 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

On the number compare 1 Kings 5:16 note.

2 Chronicles 8:10 Parallel Commentaries

Library
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

Cross References
1 Kings 9:23
These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people doing the work.

2 Chronicles 8:9
But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chief captains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen.

2 Chronicles 8:11
Then Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered."

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