Other Translations of 1 Kings 9:13
King James Version
13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul Cabul: that is, displeasing, or, dirty unto this day.
English Standard Version
13 Therefore he said, "What kind of cities are these that you have given me, my brother?" So they are called the land of Cabul to this day.
13 He said, "What kind of reward is this, my friend? Twenty backwoods hick towns!" People still refer to them that way.
New King James Version
13 So he said, "What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?" And he called them the land of Cabul, as they are to this day.
New Living Translation
13 "What kind of towns are these, my brother?" he asked. So Hiram called that area Cabul (which means "worthless"), as it is still known today.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 9:13
Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10-14
(Read 1 Kings 9:10-14)
Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities. Hiram did not like them. If Solomon would gratify him, let it be in his own element, by becoming his partner in trade, as he did. See how the providence of God suits this earth to the various tempers of men, and the dispositions of men to the earth, and all for the good of mankind in general.