9:11 Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities. Although Solomon and Hiram had made an earlier agreement (5:1–12), it appears that Solomon was now in financial difficulty. In exchange for Hiram sending Solomon 120 talents (4 1/2 tons) of gold (v. 14), Solomon granted Hiram the use of twenty cities in Galilee (cf. 2 Chr. 8:2 and note).