Ahishar—palace administrator;(A)

Adoniram(B) son of Abda—in charge of forced labor.(C)

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13 King Solomon conscripted laborers(A) from all Israel—thirty thousand men.

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21 Solomon conscripted the descendants(A) of all these peoples remaining in the land—whom the Israelites could not exterminate[a](B)—to serve as slave labor,(C) as it is to this day.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 9:21 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

Nations will take them
    and bring(A) them to their own place.
And Israel will take possession of the nations(B)
    and make them male and female servants in the Lord’s land.
They will make captives(C) of their captors
    and rule over their oppressors.(D)

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“Assyria(A) will fall by no human sword;
    a sword, not of mortals, will devour(B) them.
They will flee before the sword
    and their young men will be put to forced labor.(C)

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