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CHAP. III. The measure, fc. of the temple. not contain him? who am I then that I should rial, where the LORD appeared unto Dabuild him a house, save only to burn sacrifice vid his father, in the place that David had before him?

prepared in the threshing-floor of Ornan the 17 Send me now therefore a man cunning to Jebusite. work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and 2 And he began to build in the second day in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, of the second month, in the fourth year of and that can skill to grave with the cun: his reign. ning men that are with me in Judah and. 39 Now these are the things wherein So. in Jerusalem, whom David my father did lomon was instructed for the building of the provide.

house of God. The length by cubits after 8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and the first measure was threescore cubits, and algum-trees out of Lebanon: (for I know the breadth twenty cubits. that thy servants can skill to cut timber in 4 And the porch ihat was in the front of the Lebanon ;) and behold, my servants shall be house, the length of it was according to the with thy servants,

breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the 9Even to prepare me timberin abundance: height was a hundred and iwenty: and he for the house which I am about to build shall overlaid it within with pure gold. be wonderful great.

5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir10 And behold, I will give to thy servants, tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand set thereon palm-trees and chains. measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thouse 6 And he garnished the house with precious sand measures of barley, and twenty thou- stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of sand baths of wine, and twenty thousand Parvaim. baths of oil.

7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the 11 | Then Huram the king of Tyre an- posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors swered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims Because the LORD hath loved his people, on the walls. ne hath made thee king over

them.

8 And he made the most holy house, the 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the length whereof was according to the breadth LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth earth, who hath given to David the king a thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it wise son, endued with prudence and under- with fine gold, amounting to six hundred standing, that might build a house for the talents. LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty she13 And now I have sent a cunning man, kels of gold. And he overlaid the upper endued with understanding, of Huram my chambers with gold. father's,

10 And in the inost holy house he made two 14 The son of a woman of the daughters of cherubiins of image-work, and overlaid them Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skil with gold. ful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, 11 And the wings of the cherubims were in iron, iu stone, and in timber, in purple, in twenty cubits long : one wing of the one blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also cheru) was five cubits, reaching to the wall to grave any manner of graving, and to find of the house: and the other wing was likeout every device which shall be put to him, wise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the with thụ cunning men, and with the cunning other cherub. men of my lord David thy father.

12 And one wing of the other cherub was 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, five cubits, reaching to the wall of the the oil, and the wine which my lord hath house : and the other wing was five cuspoken of, let him send unto his servants ; bits also, joining to the wing of the other

16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, cherub. as much as thou shalt need : and we will 13 The wings of these cherubims spread bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and themselves forth twenty cubits: and they thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem. stood on their feet, and their faces were in

17.1 And Solomon numbered all the stran- ward. gers that were in the land of Israel, after the 141 And he made the vail of blue, and purnumbering wherewith David his father had ple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought numbered them; and they were found a hun. cherubims thereon. dred and fifty thousand and three thousand 15 Also he made before the house two pi.and six hundred.

lars of thirty and five cubits high, and the 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand chapiter that was on the top of each of them of them to be bearers of burdens, and four- was five cubits. score thousand to be hewers in the mountain, 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and three thousand and six hundred over- and put them on the heads of the pillars ; seers to set the people a-work.

and made a hundred pomegranates, and put CHAP. III.

them on the chains. ] The place and time of building the temple. 3 17 And he reared up the pillars before the

The measure and ornaments of the house. 10 temple, one on the right hand, and the other

The cherubims. 14 The vail and pillars. on the left; and called the name of that on THEN Lolapar began to build the house the right hand Jachin, and the name of that The altar of brass, laders, &c. II. CHRONICLES. The ark placed in the oracle CHAP. IV.

great abundance: for the weight of the brass 1 The altar of brass. 2 The molten sea upon

could not be found out. troelve oren. 6 The ten lavers, candlesticks, 19 s And Solomon made all the vessels that and tables. 9 The courts, and the instruments were for the house of God, the golden altar of brass. 19 The instruments of gold. also, and the tables whereon the shew-bread

"28 Nabi twenty cubits the length thereof, and 20 Moreover the candlesticks with their twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten lamps, that they should burn after the mancubits the height thereof.

mer before the oracle, of pure gold; 2 | Also he made a inolten sea of ten cu- 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the bits from brim to brim, round in compass, tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold; and five cubits the height thereof; and a line 22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and of thirty cubits did compass it round about. the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold :

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, and the entry of the house, the inner doors which did compass it round about: ten in a thereof for the most holy place, and the doors cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two of the house of the temple, were of gold. rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.

CHAP. V. 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking 1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The solemn inductoward the north, and three looking toward tion of the ark into the oracle. 11 God being the west, and three looking toward the south, praised giveth a visible sign of his favour. and three looking toward the east : and the THUS all the work that Solomon made sea was set above upon them, and all their for the house of the LORD was finishhinder parts were inward.

ed: and Solomon brought in all the things 5 And the thickness of it was a hand-breadth, that David his father had dedicated; and the and the brim of it like the work of the brim silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it re- put he among the treasures of the house or ceived and held three thousand baths. God.

6 | He made also ten lavers, and put five on 2 | Then Solomon assembled the elders of the right hand, and five on the left, to wash Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the in them: such things as they offered for the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, burnt-offering they washed in them; but the unto Jerasalem, to bring up the ark of the sea was for the priests to wash in.

covenant of the LORD out of the city of Da7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold vid, which is Zion. according to their form, and set them in the 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assemtemple, five on the right hand, and five on bled themselves unto the king in the seast the left.

which was in the seventh month. 8 He made also ten tables, and placed them 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the in the temple, five on the right side, and five Levites took up the ark. on the left. And he made a hundred basons 5 And they brought up the ark, and the taof gold.

bernacle of the congregation, and all the holy 9. Furthermore he made the court of the vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did priests, and the great court, and doors for the the priests and the Levites bring up. court, and overlaid the doors of them with 6 Also king Solomon, and all the congrebrass.

gation of Israel that were assembled unto 10 And he set the sea on the right side of him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and the east end, over against the south.

oxen, which could not be told nor numbered 11 And Huram made the pots, and the for multitude. shovels, and the basons. And Huram finish- 7 And the priests brought in the ark of the ed the work that he was to make for king covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the Solomon for the house of God;

oracle of the house, into the most holy place, 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pom- even under the wings of the cherubims: mels, and the chapiters which were on the 8 For the cherubims spread forth their top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths wings over the place of the ark, and the cheto cover the two pommels of the chapiters rubims covered the ark, and the staves thereof which were on the top of the pillars; above.

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the 9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on that the ends of the staves were seen from each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the ark before the oracle; but they were not the chapiters which were upon the pillars. seen without. And there it is unto this day.

14 He made also bases, and lavers made he 10 There was nothing in the ark save the upon the bases;

two tables which Moses put therein at Ho. 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. reb, when the LORD made a covenant with

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the the children of Israel, when they came out of flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did Egypt. Huram his father make to king Solomon for 11 And it came to pass, when the priests the house of the LORD, of bright brass. were come out of the holy place : (for all the

17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast priests that were present were sanctified, and them, in the clay ground between Succoth did not then wait by course: and Zeredathah.

12 Also the Levites which were the singers, 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jedu

LORD,

Solomon praiseth God.

CHAP. VI, His prayer at the consecration. thun, with their sons and their brethren; be- congregation of Israel, and spread forth bis ing arrayed in white linen, having cymbals hands toward heaven,) and psalteries and harps, stood at the east 14 And said, O Lord God of Israel, there end of the altar, and with them a hundred is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the and twenty priests sounding with trumpets :) earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest

13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters mercy unto thy servants, that walk before and singers were as one, to make one sound thee with all their hearts: to be heard in praising and thanking the 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant

; and when they lifted up their voice David ny father that which thou hast prowith the trumpets and cymbals and instru- mised him; and spakest with thy mouth, ments of music, and praised the LORD, say, and hast fulfilled it with thy hand, as it is ing, For he is good; for his mercy endured this day. for ever: that then the house was filled with 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, a cloud, even the house of the LORD; keep with thy servant David my father thai

14 So that the priests could not stand to which thou hast promised him, saying, There minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory shall not fail tliee a man in my sight to sit of the Lord bad filled the house of God. upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy CHAP. VI.

children take heed to their way to walk in 1 Solomon having blessed the people, blesseth my law, as thou hast walked before me. God. 12 Solomon's prayer in the consecration

17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let of the temple, upon the brazen scaffold. thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken THEN Baid he would". Welt in the thick THEN said Solomon, The LORD hath unto thy servant David.

18 But will God in very deed dwell with darkness.

men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the 2 But I have built a house of habitation for heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever. much less this house which I have built! 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of the whole congregation of Israel: and all thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord the congregation of Israel stood.

my God, to hearken unto the cry and the 4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this which he spake with his mouth to my father house day and night, upon the place whereof David, saying,

thou hast said, that thou wouldest put thy 5 Since the day that I brought forth my name there; to hearken unto the prayer people out of the land of Egypi I chose no which thy servant prayeth toward this place. city among all the tribes of Israel to build a 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications house in, that my name might be there; nei- of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, ther chose I any man to be a ruler over my which they shall make toward this place : people Israel :

hear thou from thy dwelling-place, even from 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive. name might be there; and have chosen Da- 22 | If a man sin against his neighbour, vid to be over my people Israel.

and an oath be laid upon him to make him 7 Now it was in the heart of David my fa- swear, and the oath come before thine altar ther to build a house for the name of the in this house; LORD God of Israel;

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, 8 But the Lord said to David my father, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wickForasmuch as it was in thy heart to build a ed, hy recompensing his way upon his own house for my name, thou didst well in that it head: and by justifying the righteous, by givwas in thy heart:

ing him according to his righteousness. 9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not build the 24 | And if thy people Israel be put to the house; but thy son which shall come forth worse before the enemy, because they have out of thy loins, lie shall build the house for sinned against thee; and shall return and

confess thy name, and pray and make suppli 10 The Lord therefore bath performed his cation before thee in this house; word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and in the room of David my father, and am set forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring on the throne of Israel, as the LORD pro- them again unto the land which thou gavest mised, and have built the house for the name to them and to their fathers. of the LORD God of Israel.

26 | When the heaven is shut

up,

and there 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is is no rain, because they have sinped against the covenant of the LORD, that he made with thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and the children of Israel.

confess thy name, and turn from their sin, 12 | And he stood before the altar of the when thou dost afflict them; Lord in the presence of all the congrega- 27 Tien hear thou from heaven, and fortion of Israel, and spread forth bis hands : give the sin of thy servants, and of thy peo13 (For Solomon had made a brazen scaf- ple Israel, when thou hast taught them the fold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, good way wherein they should walk; and and three cubits high, and had set it in the send rain upon thy land, which thou hast midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and given unto thy people for an inheritance. kneeled down upon his knees before all the 28 | If there be dearth in the land, if there

my name.

Prayer at the consecration II. CHRONICLES Solomon's solemn sacrifice be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew,

CHAP. VII. locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies be- 1 God having given testimony to Solomon's siege them in the cities of their land; what- prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the soever sore, or whatsoever sickness there be: temple, the people worship him. 4 Solomon's 29 Then what prayer, or what supplication

solemn sacrifice. 8 Solomon having kept the soever shall be inade of any man, or of all

feast of tabernacles and the feast of the dedi

cation of the altar, dismisseth the people. 12 thy people Israel, when everyone shall know

God appearing to Solomon, giveth him prohis own sore, and his own grief, and shall mises upon condition spread forth his hands in this house;

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ing-place, and forgive, and render unto every ven, and consumed the burnt-offering and man according unto all his ways, whose the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest filled the nouse. the hearts of the children of men :)

2 And the priests could not enter into the 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy house of the Lord, because the glory of the ways, so long as they live in the land which LORD liad filled the LORD's nouse. thou gavest unto our fathers.

3 And when all the children of Israel saw 32 Moreover, concerning the stranger, how the fire came down, and the glory of which is not of thy people Israel, but is come the Lord upon the house, they bowed themfrom a far country for thy great name's sake, selves with their faces to the ground upon and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched-out the pavement, and worshipped, and praised arm; if they come and pray in this house ; the LORD, saying, For he is good : for nis

33 Then hear thou froin the heavens, even mercy endureth for ever. from thy dwelling-place, and do according to 4. Then the king and all the people offerall that the stranger calleth to thee for; that led sacrifices before the LORD. all people of the earth may know thy name, 5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice ata and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and I twenty and two thousand oxen, and a nunmay know that this house which I have built dred and twenty thousand sheep. So the is called by thy name.

| king and all the people dedicated t'ne nouse 34 If thy people go out to war against their l of Goa. enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, 6 And the priests waited on their offices : and they pray unto thee toward this city the Levites also with instruments of music which thou hast chosen, and the house which I of the LORD, which David the king had I have built for thy name;

| made to praise the LORD, oecause nis mercv 35 Then hear thou from the heavens their endureth for ever, when Davia praisea ny prayer and their supplication, and maintain their ministry; and the priests sounded trumtheir cause.

pets before them, and all Israel stood. 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no 7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the midd.e man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry of the court that was before the house of the with them, and deliver them over before their Lord: for there he offered burnt-offerings, enemies, and they carry them away captives and the fat of the peace-offerings, because anto a land far off or near;

the brazen altar which Solomon had made 37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the was not able to receive the burnt-offerings, land whither they are carried captive, and and the meat-offerings, and the fat. turn and pray unto thee in the land of their 8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a done amiss, and have dealt wickedly; very great congregation, from the entering

38 If they return to thee with all their heart in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. and with all their soul in the land of their 9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn captivity, whither they have carried them assembly: for they kept the dedication of the captives, and pray toward their land which altar seven days, and the feast seven days. thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward 10 And on the three and twentieth day of the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the seventh month he sent the people away the house which I have built for thy name; into their tents, glad and merry in heart for

39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his their supplications, and maintain their cause, people. and forgive thy people which have sinued 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the against thee.

LORD, and the king's house: and all that 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine came into Solomon's heart to make in the eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent house of the LORD, and in his own house, unto the prayer that is made in this place. he prosperously effected. 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into 12 | And the LORD appeared to Solomon thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of thy by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be prayer, and have chosen this place to myself clothed with salvation, and let thy saints re- lor a house of sacrifice. joice in goodness.

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, 42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of or if I command the locusts to devour the thine anointed: remember the mercies of land, or if I send pestilence among my peoDavid thy servant.

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God appears to Solomon. CHAP. VIII, IX.

His yearly sacrifices 14 If my people, which are called by my | the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the PeDame, shall humble themselves, and pray, rizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, and seek my face, and turn from their wick- which were not of Israel, ed ways;

then will I hear from heaven, and 8 But of their children, who were left after will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. them in the land, whom the children of Israel

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine consumed not, them did Solomon make to ears attent unto the prayer that is made in pay tribute until this day. this place.

9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified make no servants for his work; but they this house, that my name may be there for were men of war, and chief of his captains, ever: and mine eyes and my heart shall be and captains of bis chariots and horsemen. there perpetually.

10 And these were the chief of king Solo17 And as for thee, is thou wilt walk before mon's officers, eren two hundred and fifty, me, as David thy father walked, and do ac- that bare rule over the people. cording to all that I have commanded thee, 11 And Solomon brought up the daughand shalt observe my statutes and my judg- ter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto ments:

the house that he had built for her : for he 18 Then will I establish the throne of thy said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of kingdom according as I have covenanted David king of Israel, because the places are with David thy father, saying, There shall holy, whereunto the ark of the Lord hath not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my sta- 12 | Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings tutes and my commandments, which I have unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, set before you, and shall go and serve other which he had built before the porch, gods, and worship them;

13 Even after a certain rate every day, of. 20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots fering according to the commandment of out of my land which I have given them; Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the newand this house, which I have sanctified for moons, and on the solemn three times my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will in the year, even in the feast of unleavened make it to be a proverb and a by-word among bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the all nations.

feast of tabernacles. 21 And this house, which is high, shall be 14 41 And he appointed, according to the an astonishment to every one that passeth by order of David his father, the courses of the it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD priests to their service, and the Levites to done thus unto this land, and unto this house? their charges, to praise and minister before 22 And it shall be answered, Because they the priests, as the duty of every day required: forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which the porters also by their courses at every gate: brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, for so had David the man of God commanded. and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped 15 And they departed not from the comthem, and served them : therefore hath he mandment of the king unto the priests and brought all this evil

Levites concerning any matter, or concernCHAP. VIII.

ing the treasures. 1 Solomon's buildings. 7 The Gentiles which

16 Now all the work of Solomon was prewere left Solomon maketh tributaries, but the pared unto the day of the foundation of the Israelites rulers. 11 Pharaoh's daughter re- house of the LORD, and until it was finished. moveth to her house. 12 Solomon's yearly so- So the house of the LORD was perfected. lemn sacrifices. 14 He appointeth the priests 17 | Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and Levites to their places. 17 The nuvy fetch and to Eloth, at the sea-side in the land of eth gold from Ophir.

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18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his years, wherein Solomon had built the servants, ships, and servants that had knowhouse of the LORD, and his own house, ledge of the sea; and they went with the ser

2 That the cities which Huram had restored vants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and the children of Israel to dwell there. brought them to king Solomon. 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah,

CHAP. IX. and prevailed against it. 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness,

1 The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of

Solomon. 13 Solomon's gold. 15 His targets. and all the store-cities, which he built in 17 The throne of ivory. 20 His vessels. 23 His Hamath.

presents. 25 His chariots and horses. 26 His 5 Also he built Beth-horon the

tributes. 29 His reign and death. Beth-horon the nether, fenced-cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

the fame of Solomon, she came to prove 6 And Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, Solomon had, and all the chariot-cities, and with a very great company, and camels that the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solo- bare spices, and gold in abundance, and premon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in cious stones: and when she was come to Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his Solomon, she communed with him of all that dominion.

was in her heart. 7 | As for all the people that were left of 2 And Solomon told her all her questions :

upon them.

upper, and

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