Solomon did not assign Israelites to these work crews; 1 the Israelites served as his soldiers, attendants, officers, charioteers, and commanders of his chariot forces. 2
But Solomon did not make slaves of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers.
But Solomon 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.
But Solomon did not conscript any of the Israelites for forced labor. Instead, he assigned them to serve as fighting men, government officials, officers in his army, commanders of his chariots, and charioteers.
But true Israelites were not treated this way; they were used in his army and administration--government leaders and commanders of his chariots and charioteers.
But Solomon did not put the children of Israel to forced work; they were the men of war, his servants, his captains, and his chiefs, captains of his war-carriages and of his horsemen.
But of the Israelites Solomon made no slaves; they were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, and the commanders of his chariotry and cavalry.
But of the children of Israel Solomon made no forced laborers, because they were men of war and his servants: his officers, his captains, commanders of his chariots, and his cavalry.
But of the children
but they [were] men
and his servants
and his princes
and his captains
of his chariots
and his horsemen
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to these work crews
; the Israelites served
as his soldiers
, and commanders
of his chariot
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1 sn These work crews. The work crews referred to here must be different than the temporary crews described in 5:13-16.
2 tn Heb “officers of his chariots and his horses.”