SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:15 Â¶ Y ésta es la cuenta del tributo que el rey Salomón impuso para edificar la Casa del SEÑOR, y su casa, y a Milo, y el muro de Jerusalén, y a Hazor, y Meguido, y Gezer.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 9:15 Verse 15. This is the reason of the levy] That is, in order to pay Hiram the sixscore talents of gold which he had borrowed from him (Hiram not being willing to take the Galilean cities mentioned above; or, having taken them, soon restored them again) he was obliged to lay a tax upon the people; and that this was a grievous and oppressive tax we learn from chap. xii. 1-4, where the elders of Israel came to Rehoboam, complaining of their heavy state of taxation, and entreating that their yoke might be made lighter.
And Millo] This is supposed to have been a deep valley between Mount Sion and what was called the city of Jebus, which Solomon filled up, and it was built on, and became a sort of fortified place, and a place for public assemblies. - See Calmet.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. And this is the reason of the levy which King Solomon raised , etc.] Both of men to work, ( 1 Kings 5:13), and of money to defray the expense: it was for to build the house of the Lord ; the temple: and his own house ; or palace: and Millo ; which he repaired: (see Gill on “ 1 Samuel 5:9”). and the wall of Jerusalem ; which, as Abarbinel says, was a large building, there being three walls one within another: and Hazor ; a city in the tribe of Naphtali, and which had been a royal city with the Canaanites; (see Joshua 11:1 19:36) and Megiddo ; which was in the tribe of Manasseh, ( Joshua 17:11) and Gezer ; which was in the tribe of Ephraim, and formerly a royal city of the Canaanites, ( Joshua 10:33 16:3).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-28 - Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. He began at the righ end, for he built God's house first, and finished that before he bega his own; then God blessed him, and he prospered in all his othe buildings. Let piety begin, and profit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains we take for the glory of God, and to profi others, we are likely to have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of all lands, had no gold in it; which shows that the bes produce is that which is for the present support of life, our own an others; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by his merchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, within reach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, Pr 3:14 __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew וזה 2088 דבר 1697 המס 4522 אשׁר 834 העלה 5927 המלך 4428 שׁלמה 8010 לבנות 1129 את 853 בית 1004 יהוה 3068 ואת 853 ביתו 1004 ואת 853 המלוא 4407 ואת 853 חומת 2346 ירושׁלם 3389 ואת 853 חצר 2674 ואת 853 מגדו 4023 ואת 853 גזר׃ 1507