their children who were left after them in the land whom the children of Israel were not able to devote to destruction, from them Solomon conscripted people to be forced laborers, and so they are to this day. Bible other translations

“devote to destruction.” That is, kill. [For more on things “devoted” to Yahweh and devoted to destruction, see commentary on Josh. 6:17].

Commentary for: 1 Kings 9:21