20 As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel, 21 (A)their descendants who were left after them in the land (B)whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, (C)from them Solomon levied (D)forced laborers, even to this day. 22 But Solomon (E)did not make slaves of the sons of Israel; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariot commanders, and his horsemen.

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17 Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel, (A)following the [a]census which his father David had [b]taken; and 153,600 were found. 18 (B)He appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 2:17 Lit numbering
  2. 2 Chronicles 2:17 Lit numbered of them

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