11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.13 “What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?” he asked. And he called them the Land of Kabul,[a] a name they have to this day.14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents[b] of gold.
1 Kings 9:13Kabul sounds like the Hebrew for good-for-nothing.
1 Kings 9:14That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons
4 “Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.
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