7:8 At that time Solomon and all Israel with him celebrated a festival for seven days. This great assembly included people from Lebo Hamath in the north to the Brook of Egypt in the south. 1 7:9 On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had dedicated the altar for seven days and celebrated the festival for seven more days. 7:10 On the twenty-third day of the seventh month, Solomon 2 sent the people home. They left 3 happy and contented 4 because of the good the Lord had done for David, Solomon, and his people Israel.
1 tn Heb “Solomon held the festival at that time for seven days, and all Israel was with him, a very great assembly from Lebo Hamath to the wadi of Egypt.”
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Solomon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn The words “they left” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
4 tn Heb “good of heart.”