1 Kings 9:21

“Their 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able vtterly to destroy, vpon those did Solomon leuie a tribute of bond-seruice vnto this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants unto this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their children who were still in the land, and whom the children of Israel had not been able to put to complete destruction, them did Solomon put to forced work, to this day.
- Basic English Bible

their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, upon them did Solomon impose a tribute of bondservice until this day.
- Darby Bible

Their 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 bond-service to this day.
- Webster's Bible

their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants to this day.
- World English Bible

their sons who are left behind them in the land, whom the sons of Israel have not been able to devote -- he hath even lifted up [on] them a tribute of service unto this day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

even their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants, unto this day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 9:21


9:21 Those - He used them as bondmen, and imposed bodily labours uponthem. But why did not Solomon destroy them as God had commanded, whennow it was fully in his power to do so? The command of destroying them,#Deut 7:2|, did chiefly, if not only, concern that generation ofCanaanites, who lived in, or, near the time of the Israelitesentering into Canaan. And that command seems not to be absolute, butconditional, and with some exception for those who should submit andembrace the true religion, as may be gathered both from #Josh 11:19|,and from the history of the Gibeonites. For if God's command had beenabsolute, the oaths of Joshua, and of the princes, could not haveobliged them, nor dispensed with such a command.


Discussion for 1 Kings 9

  • Dolores
    God gives all of us a choice, but he knows mankind will never ever come to Him by choice. So to ensure some of us will get to heaven...
    This GOD does all the work.

    John6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
  • Chemie
    Following bible passages and walking into the bible it is the best

    Way
  • Dewey J
    Martha, I believe v25 is referring to Deut. 16:16 which says, "Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabanacle: and thy shall not appear empty". Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ Amen!
  • Martha grant for verse 25
    King 1 chapter 9 verse 25 explain three times a year explain what months if it was months.
  • Salomão josé for verse 5
    It is important to discern that all God's promises are conditional, if you do that, then i will do this. so i do not believe on predestination but i believe on repentance and character' change,we see that the throne of Israel was established by righteousness and uprightness of conduct..;cause what God demands for us is not impossible.
  • Renay
    It gives me something to think about knowing that the Lord does not make you do want he wants but gives us a choice. Every one who loves the Lord wants to obey him but I do know that is not always the case. I was surprised to find out there was an navy back then. I should not be suprised but I am It makes me want to read more to find out that what we have today was back in the biblical times.

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