New American Standard Bible
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.
King James Bible
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
Darby Bible Translation
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
World English Bible
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
Young's Literal Translation
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The cities which Huram had restored to Solomon - These cities had not been mentioned previously by the writer of Chronicles, who, however, seems to assume that the fact of their having been given by Hiram to Solomon is known to his readers. See 1 Kings 9:11-13.
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
2 Chronicles 8:1
Now it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house
2 Chronicles 8:3
Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.
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