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had given him; and they pleased him not.
KI1 9:13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me,
my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.
KI1 9:14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.
KI1 9:15 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.
KI1 9:16 For 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.
KI1 9:17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,
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