King James Version

1 Kings 9:1-28

1And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do, 2That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. 4And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: 5Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. 6But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: 7Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: 8And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? 9And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

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, 11(Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.9.12 pleased…: Heb. were not right in his eyes 13And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.9.13 Cabul: that is, displeasing, or, dirty 14And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

15¶ And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 16For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon’s wife. 17And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether, 18And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land, 19And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.9.19 that which…: Heb. the desire of Solomon which he desired 20And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, 21Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day. 22But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen. 23These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon’s work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

24¶ But Pharaoh’s daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo.

25¶ And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house.9.25 upon the altar that: Heb. upon it, etc

26¶ And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.9.26 shore: Heb. lip 27And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 28And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Ahemfo 9:1-28

Awurade Mmuae

1Bere a Salomo wiee Awurade asɔredan no ne ahemfi no si no, ohuu sɛ wayɛ nea ɔpɛ sɛ ɔyɛ no nyinaa awie. 2Awurade daa ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no ne mprenu so, sɛnea na wada ne ho adi akyerɛ no wɔ Gibeon dedaw no. 3Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no se:

“Mate wo mpaebɔ ne wʼadesrɛ. Matew saa asɔredan yi a woasi no ho, sɛnea wɔbɛhyɛ me din anuonyam wɔ hɔ afebɔɔ. Mɛhwɛ so na mama mʼani aku ho.

4“Na wo, sɛ wode nokware ne nyamesuro di mʼakyi, sɛnea wʼagya Dawid yɛe, na odii me mmara ne mʼahyɛde nyinaa so no a, 5metim wʼahenni nnidiso ase wɔ Israel afebɔɔ, sɛnea meka kyerɛɛ wʼagya Dawid se, ‘Ɛremma sɛ worennya ɔbarima bi ntena Israel ahengua no so da no.’

6“Na sɛ wo anaa wo mmabarima dan fi me ho, na wubu mmara ne mʼahyɛde a mede ama mo no so, na sɛ wofi akyi kɔsom anyame afoforo, sɔre wɔn a, 7ɛno de, metwa Israel afi asase a mede ama wɔn no so, na mapo saa asɔredan a matew ho wɔ me din mu no. Ɛbɛma Israel atɔ sin, na ayɛ aserewde wɔ nnipa nyinaa mu. 8Na ɛwɔ mu sɛ saa Asɔredan yi yɛ fɛ de, nanso wɔn a wobetwa mu wɔ ho no betwiri no, adi ho abooboo, abisa se, ‘Adɛn nti na Awurade ayɛ asase yi ne Asɔredan yi saa?’ 9Nnipa bebua se, ‘Efisɛ wɔapa Awurade, wɔn Nyankopɔn a oyii wɔn agyanom fii Misraim no akyi, na wɔde wɔn ho akɔdan anyame afoforo a wɔresom wɔn, sɔre wɔn. Ɛno nti na Awurade ama saa ɔhaw ne abɛbrɛsɛ yi aba wɔn so no.’ ”

Salomo Ne Huram Nhyehyɛe

10Mfe aduonu a Salomo de sii Awurade asɔredan no ne ahemfi no akyi, 11ɔhene Salomo de nkurow aduonu a ɛwɔ Galilea maa Tirohene Huram, efisɛ Huram maa no sida nnua ne ɔpepaw nnua ne sikakɔkɔɔ a na ohia. 12Huram fii Tiro kɔhwɛɛ nkurow a Salomo de ama no no, nanso nʼani ansɔ koraa. 13Obisae se, “Me nua, na nkurow bɛn na wode ama me yi? Saa nkurow yi nni mu!” Enti ɔfrɛɛ hɔ Kabul, “Nea enni mu” de besi nnɛ. 14Na Huram asoma ma wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ tɔn anan akɔma Salomo.

Salomo Nkɔsodwuma

15Ɔkwan a ɔhene Salomo faa so tintim, hyɛɛ nnipa, ma wosii Awurade asɔredan no ne nʼahemfi, Milo, Yerusalem fasu ne Hasor, Megido ne Geser nkurow no ni: 16Misraimhene kotuaa Geser, gyee hɔ fae. Okum Kanaanfo a wɔte kurow no mu nyinaa, hyew hɔ pasaa. Ɔde kuropɔn no maa ne babea no sɛ akyɛde bere a ɔwaree Salomo no. 17Enti Salomo san kyekyeree Geser kuropɔn no. Afei, ɔsan kyekyeree nkurow a ɛwɔ Bet-Horon anafo, 18Baalat ne Tamar wɔ sare so, nʼasase so. 19Ɔkyekyeree nkurow a na wɔkora nnuan wɔ hɔ, kyekyeree nkuropɔn nso a na wɔkora ne nteaseɛnam ne nʼapɔnkɔ wɔ hɔ. Ɔkyekyeree Yerusalem ne Lebanon ne nʼaheman nyinaa, sɛnea ne koma pɛ.

20Na nnipa bi da so te asase no so a wɔnyɛ Israelfo. Wɔne Amorifo, Hetifo, Perisifo, Hewifo ne Yebusifo. 21Eyinom ne aman a na Israel nwiee wɔn asetɔre korakora no asefo. Enti Salomo hyɛɛ wɔn ma wɔyɛɛ nʼadwumayɛfo, na wɔda so yɛ de besi nnɛ. 22Nanso Salomo anhyɛ Israelfo amma wɔanyɛ ɔhyɛ nnwuma. Mmom, ɔma wɔyɛɛ asraafo, aban adwumayɛfo. Ɔmaa ebinom yɛɛ nʼakofo, ne nteaseɛnam ne ne nteaseɛnamkafo so asahene. 23Afei, oyii wɔn mu ahannum ne aduonum ma wɔhwɛɛ ne nkɔsodwuma ahorow so.

24Bere a Salomo yii ne yere a ɛyɛ Farao babea no fii Dawid kurow no mu, de no kɔɔ ahemfi foforo a wasi ama no no mu no, ɔkyekyee Milo.

25Na Salomo bɔ ɔhyew afɔre ne asomdwoe afɔre ma Awurade afe biara wɔ afɔremuka a osii no so mprɛnsa. Na ɔne wɔn hyew aduhuam nso ma Awurade sɛ asodi a ɛda hɔ ma no wɔ asɔredan no.

26Ɔhene Salomo yɛɛ po so ahyɛn nso wɔ Esion-Geber,9.26 Salomo nsa a ɛkaa hyɛngyinabea a ɛwɔ Esion kurow a ɛwɔ Edom no na ɛma onyaa kwan kɔɔ Po Kɔkɔɔ no ne India Pohahanaa no so. hyɛngyinabea a ɛbɛn Elot a ɛwɔ Edom asase so hɔ a ɛwɔ Po Kɔkɔɔ no mpoano. 27Na Huram maa nʼahyɛn mu adwumayɛfo a wonim hyɛn mu adwuma yiye no, ne Salomo nkurɔfo de ahyɛn no yɛɛ adwuma. 28Wɔyɛɛ adwuma kɔɔ Ofir,9.28 Nnipa bebree akyerɛ wɔn adwene afa baabi a Ofir da nnɛ yi ho. Ebi se ɛwɔ Arabia mpoano anaa Somalia anaa India anaa Zimbabwe. na wɔsan de sikakɔkɔɔ nsania ani nkaribo tɔn 16 brɛɛ Salomo.