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The offices and divisions of 1. CHRONICLES.

the singers and porters. their brethren the sons of Aaron in the pre- 21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sence of David the king, and Zadok, and sons, and his brethren, were twelve: Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, the priests and Levites, even the principal and his brethren, were twelve: fathers over against their younger brethren. 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, CHAP. XXV.

and his brethren, were twelve: I The number and offices of the singers. 8 Their 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he,

division by lot, into four and twenty orders. his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

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he, his song,

the host separated to the service of the and his brethren, were twelve: sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jedu- 26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, thun, who should prophesy with harps, with and his brethren, were twelve: psalteries, and with cymbals: and the num- 27 The twentieth to Eliathalı, he, his sons, ber of the workinen according to their ser- and his brethren, were twelve: vice was:

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, 2 of the sons of Asaph; T'accur, and Jo. his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : seph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons 29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: prophesied according to the order of the king. 30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Ge- he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: dalialı, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hasliabiah, 31 The four and twentieth to Romamti-ezer, and Mattithiahı, six, under the lands of their he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve. father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp,

CHAP. XXVI. to give thanks and to praise the LORD. 1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The gates as40f Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkialı, signed by lot. 20 The Levites that had charge Dlattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, of the treasures. 29 Officers and judges. Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Ho- ters: Of the Korhites was Meshele, thir, and Mahazioth:

miah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 5 All these were the sons of Heman the 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Żeking's seer in the words of God, to list up the chariah the first-born, Jediael the second, horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, sons and three daughters.

3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, 6 All these were under the lands of their Elioenai the seventh. father for song in the house of the LORD, 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom were, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the seservice of the house of God, according to the cond, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. and Nethaneel the fifth,

7 So the number of thein, with their bre- 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, thren that were instructed in the songs of Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed hiin. the LORD), eren all that were cunning, was 6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons two hundred fourscore and eight.

born, that ruled throughout the house of their 8 | And they cast lots, ward against ward, father: for they were mighty men of valour. as well the small as the great, the teacher as 7 The sons of Shemaiah ; Othni, and Rethe scholar.

plael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah. Joseph: the second to Gedalial, who, with 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom: they his brethren and sons, were twelve :

and their sons and their brethren, able men 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and for strength for the service, were threescore his brethren, were twelve:

and two of Obed-edom. 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, brethren, were twelve:

strong men, eighteen. 12 The filth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and 10 Àlso Hosah of the children of Merari, his brethren, were twelve:

had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and was not the first-born, yet his father made his brethren, were twelve:

him the chief;) 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and his brethren, were twelve:

Zechariah the fourth : all the sons and bre. 15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, thren of Hosah were thirteen. and his brethren, were twelve:

12 Among these were the divisions of the 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, porters, even among the chief men, having and his brethren, were twelve :

wards one against another, to minister in the 17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and house of the LORD. his brethren, were twelve:

13 | And they cast lots, as well the small 18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, as the great, according to the house of their and his brethren, were twelve:

fathers, for every gate. 19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. and his brethren, were twelve:

Then for Zechariah his son, a wise coun• 20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, sellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out and his brethren, were twelve:

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The Levites to keep the treasures. CHAP. XXVII. The captains for every month. 15 The Obed-edomssomihward; and to bis | Nwbeebildiren be obrae after theid 16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came captains of thousands and hundreds, and forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, their officers that served the king in any matby the causeway of the going up, ward ter of the courses, which came in and went against ward.

out month by month throughout all the 17 Eastward were six Levites, northward months of the year, of every course were four a day, southward four a day, and toward twenty and four thousand. Asuppim, two and two.

2 Over the fu'st course for the first month 18 At Parbar westward, four at the cause- was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in way, and two at Parbar.

his course were twenty and four thousand. 19 These are the divisions of the porters 3 Of the children of Perez was the chief of among the sons of Kore, and among the sons all the captains of the host for the first month, of Merari.

4 And over the course of the second month 20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course treasures of the house of God, and over the was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course treasures of the dedicated things.

likewise were twenty and four thousand. 21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the 5 The third captain of the host for the third sons of the Gershonite

Laadan, chief fathers, month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a eden of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli. chief priest: and in his course were twenty

22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel and four thousand. his brother, which were over the treasures 6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty of the house of the LORD.

among the thirty, and above the thirty : and 23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, in his course was Ammizabad his son. the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites :

7 The fourth captain for the fourth month 24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebason of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. diah his son after him: and in his course

25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah were twenty and four thousand. his

son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his 8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his Shamhuth the Izrabite: and in his course

were twenty and four thousand. 26 Which Shelomith and his brethren were 9 The sixth captain for the sixth month over all the treasures of the dedicated things, was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and which David the king, and the chief fathers, in his course were twenty and four thousand. the captains over thousands and hundreds, 10 The seventh captain for the seventh and the captains of the host had dedicated.' month was Helez the Pelonite, of the chil

27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dren of Ephraim: and in his course were dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD. twenty and four thousand.

28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul 11 The eighth captain for the eighth month the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarand Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; hites: and in his course were twenty and and whosoever had dedicated any thing, it four thousand. was under the hand of Shelomith, and of 12 The ninth captain for the ninth month his brethren.

was Abieżer the Anetothite, of the Benja. 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his mites: and in his course were twenty and sons were for the outward business over Is- four thousand. rael, for officers and judges.

13 The tenth captain for the tenth month 30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhis brethren, men of valour, a thousand and bites: and in his course were twenty and seven hundred, were officers among them of four thousand. Israel on this side Jordan westward in all 14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh the business of the LORD, and in the service i month was Benaiah The Pirathonite, of the of the king.

children of Ephraim: and in his course were 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the twenty and four thousand. chief, even among the Hebronites, according 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month to the generations of his fathers. In the for- was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and tieth year of the reign of David they were in his course were twenty and four thousand. sought for, and there were found among them 16 | Furthermore over the tribes of Israe mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead. the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the

32 And his brethren, men of valour, were son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatwo thousand and seven hundred chief fa- tiah the son of Maachah: thers, whom king David made rulers over 17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half- Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok: tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertain- 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of ing to God, and affairs of the king.

David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael: CHAP. XXVII.

19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadi. 1 The twelve captains for every several month. ah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel : 16 The princes of the twelve tribes. 23 The

20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the numbering of the people is hindered. 25 Da- son of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of Manasvid's several officers.

seh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

David's several officers.

I. CHRONICLES. His exhortation and charge 21 Of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, nant of the LORD, and for the footstool of lado the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, our God, and had made ready for the buildJausiel the son of Abner:

ing: 22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. build a house for my name, because thou hast

23 9 But David took not the number of been a man of war, and hast shed blood. them from twenty years old and under: be- 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose cause the Lord had said he would increase me before all the house of my father to be Israel like to the stars of the heavens. king over Israel for ever: for he hath cho

24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to num- sen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house ber, but he finished not, because there fell of Judah, the house of my father; and among wrath for it against Israel; neither was the the sons of my father he liked me to make number put in the account of the chronicles me king over all Israel : of king David.

5 And of all my sons, (for the Lord hath 25 And over the king's treasures was given me many sons,) he hath chosen SoloAzmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the mon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingstore-houses in the fields, in the cities, and dom of the Lord over Israel. in the villages, and in the castles, was Je. 6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, honathan the son of Uzziah :

he shall build my house and my courts: for 26 And over them that did the work of the I have chosen him to be my son, and I will field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the be his father. son of Chelub:

7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the ever, if he be constant to do my command. Ramathite: over the increase of the vine- ments and my judgments, as at ihis day. yards for the wine-cellars was Zabdi the 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, Shiphmite :

the congregation of the LORD, and in the au23 And over the olive-trees and the syca- dience of our God, keep and seek for all the more-trees that were in the low plains was commandments of the LORD your God: that Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cel- ye may possess this good land, and leave it lars of oil was Joash:

for an inheritance for your children aster you 29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon for ever. was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the 9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the God of thy father, and serve him with a the son of Adlai.

perfect heart, and with a willing mind : for 30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ish- the LORD searcheth all hearts, and undermaelite: and over the asses was Jelideiah standeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: the Meronothite:

if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; 31 And over the fiocks was Jaziz the Ha- but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off gerite. All these were the rulers of the sub- for ever. stance which was king David's.

10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath cho. 32 Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was a

sen thee to build a house for the sanctuary: counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and be strong, and do it. Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the 11 9 Then David gave to Solomon his son king's sons:

the pattern of the porch, and of the houses 33 And Ahithophel was the king's counsel- thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of lor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner companion:

parlours thereof, and of the place of the mer34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the cy-seat, son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the

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12 And the pattern of all that he had by the eral of the king's army was Joab.

Spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, CHAP. XXVIII.

and of all the chambers round about, of the i 1 David, in a solemn assembly, having declared treasuries of the house of God, and of the

God's favour to him, and promise io his son treasuries of the dedicated things: Solomon, exhorteth them to fear God. 9, 20 13 Also for the courses of the priests and He encourageth Solomon to build the temple. the Levites, and for all the work of the ser11 He giveth him patterns for the form, and vice of the house of the LORD, and for all the gold and silver for the materials.

vessels of service in the house of the Lord. ND David assembled all the of 14 gave of gold by captains of the companies that ministered to vice; silver also for all instruments of silver the king by course, and the captains over the by weight, for all instruments of every kind thousands, and captains over the hundreds, of service: and the stewards over all the substance and 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of possession of the king, and of his sons, with gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight the officers, and with the mighty men, and for every candlestick, and for the lamps therewith all the valiant men unto Jerusalem. of: and for the candlesticks of silver by

2 Then David the king stood up upon his weight, both for the candlestick, and also for feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and the lamps thereof, according to the use of my people : As for me, I had in my heart to every candlestick. build a house of rest for the ark of the cove- 16 And by weight he gave gold for the ta

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David's gifts for the temple. CHAP. XXIX. His thanksgiving and prayer. bles of shew-bread, for every table; and like- 7 And gave for the service of the house of wise silver for the tables of silver:

God of gold five thousand talents and ten 17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, and thousand drams, and of silver ten thousandia. the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden lents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, basons he gave gold by weight for every ba- and one hundred thousand talents of iron. son; and likewise silver by weight for every 8 And they with whom precious stones were bason of silver:

found gave them to the treasure of the house 18 And for the altar of incense refined gold of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Gerby weight; and gold for the pattern of the shonite. chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they wings, and covered the ark of the covenant offered willingly, because with perfect heart of the LORD.

they offered willingly to the Lord: and Da19 All this, said David, the Lord made vid the king also rejoiced with great joy. me understand in writing by his hand

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10 | Wherefore David blessed the LORD me, even all the works of this pattern. before all the congregation : and David said,

20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our lastrong, and of good courage, and do it : fear ther, for ever and ever. not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, 11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the even my God, will be with thee;, he will not power, and the glory, and the victory, and fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and finished all the work for the service of the in the earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, O house of the LORD.

Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. 21 And behold, the courses of the priests 12 Bóth riches and honour come of thee, and and the Levites, even they shall be with thee thou reignest over all; and in thy hand is for all the service of the house of God: and power and might; and in thy hand it is to there shall be with thee for all manner of make great, and to give strength unto all. workmanship every willing skilful man, for 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, any manner of service: also the princes and and praise thy glorious name. all the people will be wholly at thy command

14 But who am I, and what is my people,

that we should be able to offer so willingly CHAP. XXIX.

after this sort ? for all things come of thee, I David by his example and intreaty, 6 causeth and of thine own have we given thee.

the princes and people to offer willingly. 10 i5 For we are strangers before thee, and David's thanksgiving and prayer. 20 The peo- sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days ple having blessed God and sacrificed, make Solsmon king. 26 David's reign and death.

on the earth are as a shadow, and there is

none abiding. F YURTHERMORE David the king said 16 O LORD our God, all this store that we

unto all the congregation, Solomon my have prepared to build thee a house for thy son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet holy name cometh of thy hand, and is all young and tender, and the work is great; for thine own. the palace is not for man, but for the LORD 17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the God.

heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As 2 Now I have prepared with all my might for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have for the house of my God the gold for things willingly offered all these things : and now to be made of gold, and the silver for things have I seen with joy thy people, which are of silver, and the brass for things of brass, present here, to offer willingly unto thee. the iron for things of iron, and wood for 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of things of wood; onyx-stones, and stones to Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy and all manner of precious stones, and mar- people, and prepare their heart unto thee: ble stones in abundance.

19 And give unto Solomon my son a per3 Moreover, because I have set my affec- fect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy tion to the house of my God, I have of mine testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all own proper good, of gold and silver, which I these things, and to build the palace, for the have given to the house of my God, over which I have made provision. and above all that I have prepared for the 20 , And David said to all the congrega. holy house,

tion, Now bless the LORD your God. And 4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of all the congregation blessed the LORD God the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the and worshipped the LORD, and the king. houses withal :

21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the 5 The gold for things of gold, and the sil- LORD, and offered burnt-offerings unto the ver for things of silver, and for all manner of LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a work to be made by the hands of artificers. I thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a And who then is willing to consecrate his thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, service this day unto the LORD?

and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel : 69 Then the chief of the fathers and princes 22 And did eat and drink before the LORD of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of on that day with great gladness. . And they thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers made Solomon the son of David king the seover the king's work, offered willingly, cond time, and anointed him unto the LORD

ness,

Solomon is made king.

II. CHRONICLES. His strength and wealth. to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel priest.

was forty years; seven years reigned he in 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned LORD as king instead of David his father, he in Jerusalem. and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 28 And he died in a good old age, full of

24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, days, riches, and honour : and Solomon his and all the sons likewise of king David, sub- son reigned in his stead. mitted themselves unto Solomon the king. 29 Now the acts of David the king, first and

25 And the LORD magnified Solomon ex. last, behold, they are written in the book of ceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and be. Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan stowed upon him such royal majesty as had the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, not been on any king before hiin in Israel. 30 With all his reign and his might, and the

26. Thus David the son of Jesse reigned times that went over him, and over Israel, over all Israel.

and over all the kingdoms of the countries. I The Second Book of the CHRONICLES. CHAP. I.

and honour, such as none of the kings have 1 The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon. 7 had that have been before thee, neither shall

Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God. there any after thee have the like. 13 Solomon's strength and wealth.

13 | Then Solomon came froin his journey Andre Solomon the son of David was to the high place that was at Gibeon to Je.

strengthened in his kingdom, and the rusalem, from before the tabernacle of the LORD bis God was with him, and magnified congregation, and reigned over Israel. him exceedingly.

14 And Solomon gathered chariots and 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to horsemen: and he had a thousand and four the captains of thousands and of hundreds, hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horseand to the judges, and to every governor in men, which he placed in the chariot-cities, all Israel, the chief of the fathers.

and with the king at Jerusalem. 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation 15 And the king made silver and gold at with him, went to the high place that was at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedarGibeonte, for there was the tabernacle of the trees made he as the sycamore-trees that are congregation of God, which Moses the ser- in the vale, for abundance. vant of the Lord had made in the wilder- 16 And Solomon had horses brought out of

Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants 4 But the ark of God had David brought received the linen yarn at a price. up from Kirjath-jcarim to the place which 17 And they setched up, and brought forth David had prepared for it: for he had pitch-out of Egypta chariot for six hundred shekels ed a tent for it at Jerusalem.

of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty : 5 Moreover, the brazen altar, that Bezaleel and so brought they out horses for all the the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of put before the tabernacle of the LORD: Syria, by their means. and Solomon and the congregation sought

CHAP. II. unto it.

1 and 17 Solomon's labourers for the building of 6 And Solomon went up thither to the bra- the temple. 3 His embassage to Huram for zen altar before the Lord, which was at the workmen and provision of stuff. 11 Hurain tabernacle of the congregation, and offered

sendeth him a kind answer. a thousand burnt-ɔfferings upon it. In that night did God appear unto So. AND Solomon determined to build a

house for the name of the LORD, and lomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall a house for his kingdom. give thee.

2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore shewed great mercy unto David my father, thousand to hew in the mountain, and three and hast made me to reign in his stead. thousand and six hundred to oversee them. 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto 31 And Solomon sent to Huram the king David my father be established: for thou of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with hast made me king over a people like the David my father, and didst send him cedars dust of the earth in multitude.

to build him a house to dwell therein, even 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, so deal with me. that I may go out and come in before this 4 Behold, I build a house to the name of people: for who can judge this thy people, the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and thai is so great?

to burn before him sweet incense, and for 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this the continual shew-bread, and for the burntwas in thy heart, and thou hast not asked offerings morning and evening, on the sabriches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of baths, and on the new-moons, and on the thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long solemn feasts of the Lord our God. This lise; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge is an ordinance for ever to Israel. for thyself, that thou mayest judge my peo- 5 And the house which I build is great: ple, over whom I have made thee king: for great is our God above all gods. 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto

6 But who is able to build him a house, see.. thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, ling the heaven and heaven of heavens can

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