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36 Together they built a fleet of trading ships[a] at the port of Ezion-geber.

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  1. 20:36 Hebrew fleet of ships that could go to Tarshish.

21 The king had a fleet of trading ships of Tarshish manned by the sailors sent by Hiram.[a] Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.[b]

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  1. 9:21a Hebrew Huram, a variant spelling of Hiram.
  2. 9:21b Or and baboons.

22 The king had a fleet of trading ships of Tarshish that sailed with Hiram’s fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.[a]

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  1. 10:22 Or and baboons.

26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, a port near Elath[a] in the land of Edom, along the shore of the Red Sea.[b]

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  1. 9:26a As in Greek version (see also 2 Kgs 14:22; 16:6); Hebrew reads Eloth, a variant spelling of Elath.
  2. 9:26b Hebrew sea of reeds.

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