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woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. °And she arosel at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom,

and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21 °And when I rose in the morning to

give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it

in the morning, behold, it was not my # son, which I did bear. And the other

woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son.

Thus they 23 spake before the king. "Then said

the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead : and the other saith, Nay; but thy son

is the dead, and my son is the living. 34 °And the king said, 'Fetch' me

sword. And they brought a sword 25 before the king, °And the king said,

Divide the living child in two, and

give half to the one, and half to the ( other. "Then spake the woman whose

the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her


and she said, Oh my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But

the other said, It Ishall' be neither 27 mine nor thine; divide it. "Then the

king answered and said, Give her the

living child, and in no wise slay, it: ? she is the mother thereof. And

all Israel heard of the judgement which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do

judgement. 41 And' king Solomon was king over 2 all Israel. "And these were the

princes which he had; Azariah the 3 son of Zadok, 'the priest; °Elihoreph and 'Ahijah!, the sons of Shisha,

?scribes ;. Jehoshaphat the son of (1 Ahilud, the 3recorder ; °and Benaiah

the son of Jehoiada was over the host ; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests; °and Azariah the son of Nathan was over 4the officers; and Zabud the son

of Nathan was 5 priest', and the king's 6 friend; 'and Ahishar was

over the household; and Adoniram the son i) of Abda was over the Slevyl. °And

Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each

man had to makel provision 'for al 8 month in Ithel year. °And these are

their names : si Benl-hurl, in the hill 9 country of Ephraim : °$l Ben!-Idekerl,

in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and

Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan: 10 °si Ben-hesed, in Arubboth!; to him

pertained Socoh, and all the land of 11 Hepher : " Ben-abinadab, in all 6the

71 height of Dor; 'hel had Taphath

the daughter of Solomon to wife: 12 °Baana the son of Ahilud, lin! Taa

nach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is 'beside Zarethan', beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-me

holah, 'as far asl sbeyond Jokmeam! : 13 °si Benl-geber, in Ramoth-gilead; to

him pertained "the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; levent to him pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, three

score great cities with walls and 14 brasen bars : °Ahinadab the son of (15 Iddo, linMahanaim: 'Ahimaaz, in

Naphtali; he also took 'Basemath'

the daughter of Solomon to wife : (16 °Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher 17 and 10 Bealoth' : 'Jehoshaphat the son 18 of Paruah, in Issachar: °Shimei the (19 son of Ela, in Benjamin: 'Geber the

son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan;

iland he was the only officer which 20 was in the land. 'Judah and Israel

were many, as the sand which is by the sea

in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry. 21 12 18 And Solomon Iruledi over all

the kingdoms from the River unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought pres

ents, and served Solomon all the days 22 of his life. And Solomon's provision

for one day was thirty 14measures of

fine flour, and threescore measures 23) of meal; oten fat oxen, and twenty

oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and 'ga

zelles!, and roebucks, and fatted 24 fowl. "For he had dominion over

all the region 15on this side the River,

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* See ver. 7

$ Or, Ichief minister!

viii. 18.

See 2 Sam.

VERSION OF 1611.–20 rose; 24 Bring; 26 Let..(but). — IV. 1 So; 3 Ahiah ; 4 (the); 5 prin. cipal officer ; 6 tribute; 7 his ..a . made : 8 The son of Hur .. mount; 9 the son of Dekar; 10 the son of.. Aruboth; 11 the son of .. region . . which ; 12 to him pertained.. by Zartanah .. even unto the place that is .. Jokneam; 13 the son of..also; 14 had; 15 (was). . Basmath; 16 (was).. in Aloth; 19 (was) (in); 21 reigned; 23 fallowdeer.= [58]

from Tiphsah even to 'Gazal, over all the kings lon this side the River:

and he had peace ?on all sides round 25 about him. °And Judah and Israel

dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from

Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days 26 of Solomon. °And Solomon had #forty

thousand stalls of horses for his char

iots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27 °And those officers provided victual

for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every

man in his month : they 'let' nothing 28 'be lacking!. °Barley also and straw

for the horses and siswift! Isteeds! brought they unto the place 'where the officers were, every man according

to his charge. 29 And God gave Solomon wisdom

and understanding exceeding much,

and largeness of heart, even as the (30 sand that is on the sea shore. And

Solomon's wisdom excelled the wis

dom of all the children of the east, 31 and all the wisdom of Egypt. For

he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol:

and his fame was in all the nations 32 round about. °And he spake three

thousand proverbs: and his songs (33 were a thousand and five. And he

spake of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he

spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and 34 of creeping things, and of fishes. °And

there came of all 'peoples' to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his

wisdom. 51 5 6 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his

servants unto Solomon ; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was

ever a lover of David. 2 °And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3 °Thou knowest how that David my

father could not build lani house ifori the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every

side, until the LORD put them under * (4 the soles of his feet. °But now the

Lord my God hath given me rest on

every side; there is neither adversary, 5 nor evil occurrent. °And, behold, 'I

purpose to build lan' house for the

name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set

upon thy throne in thy room, he shall (6) build Ithel house for my name. °Now

therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants; and I will give thee hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt Isayl: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can

skill to hew timber like unto the 7 "Zidonians!. And it came to pass,

when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day,

which hath given unto David a wise 8 son over this great people. °And Hiram

sent to Solomon, saying, I have 'heard! the imessagel which thou 'hast sent untol me: I will do all thy desire

concerning timber of cedar, and con9 cerning timber of 'fir. °My servants

shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea : and I will make them linto rafts to gol by sea unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be 'broken up' there, and thou shalt Breceive them: and

thou shalt accomplish my desire, in 10 giving food for my household. So

'Hiram gave Solomon 'timber of

cedar and Itimber of fir according 11 to all his desire. And Solomon gave

Hiram twenty thousand 10measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of 11pure oil : thus

gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. 12 °And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom,

as he promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon ;

and they two made a league together. 13 And King Solomon raised a levy out

of all Israel; and the levy was thirty 14 thousand men. And he sent them

to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home:

and Adoniram was over the levy: 15 °And Solomon had threescore and

ten thousand that bare burdens, and

fourscore thousand that werel hewers (16) in the mountains ; obesides Solomon's

chief officers Ithati were over the work, three thousand and three hundred,

which ibare rulel over the people 17 that wrought in the work. And the

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11 Or, lbeaten!

VERSION OF 1611. 24 Azzah; 27 lacked; 28 dromedaries ; 30 (country); 33 (tree); 34 people.

V. 3 a.. unto; 4 (so that); 5 a.. unto..a..unto; 6 (unto). . appoint. Sidonians; 8 considered . things ..sentest to.. for; and; 9 convey.. in flotes .. discharged; 10 trees . . trees; 16 (the). . (of) which..ruled. = [33]

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king commanded, and they lhewed out great stones, costly stones, to

lay the foundation of the house 'with 18) wrought stonel. And Solomon's

builders and Hiram's builders and the 'Gebalitesi did 'fashion' them, land' prepared the timber and the

stones to build the house. 61 And it came to pass in the four

hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zivi, which is the second month, that he began to build the 2 house of the LORD. And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof 3 thirty cubits. And the porch before

the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house ; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house. And for the

house he made windows of fixed 5 lattice-workl. And against the wall of the house he built Istories! round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and

of the oracle: and he made 'sidel. *) chambers round about: the nether

most Istory! was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for lon the outsidel he made Trebatements in the wall of the house round about, that the beams should not have holdt in the walls of the 1 house. And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry: andi there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, & while it was in building. "The door for the middle 'side-chambers' was in the right 9side of the house: and they went up 'byl winding stairs into

the middle chambers, and out of the 9 middle into the third. "So he built the house, and finished it; and 'hel covered the house with beams and

(10 101planksi of cedar. And he built the

stories' against all the house, leach' five cubits high : and they rested on

the house with timber of cedar. 11 And the word of the LORD came 12 to Solomon, saying, Concerning this

house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgements, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I lestablish! my word with

thee, which I spake unto David thy 13 father. 'And I will dwell among the

children of Israel, and will not forsake

my people Israel. 14 So Solomon built the house, and (15 finished it. "And he built the walls of

the house within with boards of cedar; 121from the floor of the house funtol the walls of the cieling, he covered them on the inside with wood : and

Thel covered the floor of the house (16) with 'boards' of 18fir. °14 And he built

twenty cubits on the 'hinder part of the house with boards of cedar Ifrom! the floor luntol the 15walls : he even

built them for it within, for lan' oracle, 17 even for the most holy place. °And

the house, that is, the temple before

Ithe oraclel, was forty cubits long. 18)°And 'there was cedar lon' the house

within, carved with 16knops and open

flowers : all was cedar ; there was no 19) stone seen. °And he prepared lan!

oracle in the midst of the house

within, to set there the ark of the 20 covenant of the LORD. °And 'within

the oracle was a space of twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and 'he overlaid it

with pure gold: 17and the covered 21 the altar 'with cedar. So Solomon

overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he drewl chains of gold

lacross! before the oracle; and he 22) overlaid it with gold. "And the whole

house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the

whole altar that belonged to the 23 oracle he overlaid with gold. 918 And

lin' the oracle he made two icherubim! of olive 'wood', each ten cubits high.

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13 Or, Icypress! 14 See 2 Chr. iü, 8. 15 The Sept. has, beams. 16 Or, gourds 17 Or, he loverlaidl the altar lalsol,

which was of cedar 18 See 2 Chr. iii. 10-12.

VERSION OF 1611.-17 brought .. and hewed stones ; 18 hew. . stonesquarers : so they, VI. 1 Zif; 4 narrow lights; 5 chambers; 6 chamber . . without. . narrowed rests. . be fastened ; 7 before it was brought thither; so that; 8 chamber . . with..chamber; 9 boards ; 10 (then).. chambers ; 12 perform; 15 both .. and .. (and) .. planks; 18 sides .. both .. and.. (even).. the; 17 it; 18 the..of; 19 the; 20 in the which was of; 21 made a partition by the ; 22 he' had. .was by; 23 within ..cherubims.. tree.= = [64]

24 °And five cubits was the one wing of

the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost

part of the one wing unto the uttermost 25 part of the other were ten cubits. °And

the other cherub was ten cubits : both

the Icherubim were of one measure 26 and one Iform. 'The height of the

one cherub was ten cubits, and so was 27) it of the other cherub. °And he set

the Icherubimi within the inner house: and the wings of the cherubim were! stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched

one another in the midst of the house. 28 °And he overlaid the Icherubim' with 29 gold. And he carved all the walls of

the house round about with carved figures of 'cherubimi and palm trees and

open flowers, within and without. 30 °And the floor of the house he over

laid with gold, within and without. 31 °And for the entering of the oracle he

made doors of olive iwood": the 'lintel

and 'door' posts were a fifth part of (32 the wall. So he madel two doors

of olive 'wood'; and he carved upon them carvings of 'cherubim! and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and 'hel spread the

gold upon the cherubim', and upon 33) the palm trees. So also made he for

the lentering' of the temple door posts

of olive 'wood, out of a fourth part (31 of the wall; 'and two doors of afir

Iwood; the two leaves of the one

door were folding, and the two leaves 35 of the other door were folding. °And

he carved thereon 'cherubim' and palm trees and open flowers : and the over

laidi them with gold fitted upon the 36 'graveni work. °And he built the

inner court with three rows of thewn! 37 stone, and a row of cedar beams. 'In

the fourth year was the foundation of

the house of the Lord laid, in the 38 month Zivl. And in the eleventh

year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished 8throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So

was he seven years in building it. 71 "Andi Solomon was building his

own house thirteen years, and he 2 finished all his house. Forl he built

the house of the forest of Lebanon ; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars,

with cedar beams upon the pillars. 3)°And it was covered with cedar above

lover thel forty land five beams, that

Iwerel upon the pillars; fifteen in a 4 row. °And there were 5 prospects!

in three rows, and light was lover! 5 against light in three ranks. And

all the doors and posts bwere square

slin prospect': and light was lover! (6 against light in three ranks. And

he made ithel porch of pillars ; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits; and lal porch before them; and pil

lars and thick 'beams' before them. (7 °! And he made 'the porch Tofi the

throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgement : and it was

covered with cedar from floor to 'floor'. (8) °And his house where he Imight dwell,

the otheri court within the porch, was of the like work. He made also lan! house for Pharaoh's daughter, (whom

Solomon had taken to wife,) like unto 9) this porch. All these were of costly

stones, leven' of 'hewn stone!, Saccording to measurel, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so

on the outside Tuntol the great court. 10 °And the foundation was of costly

stones, even great stones, stones of

ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. 11 °And above were costly stones, leven

hewn stone, according to measure', (12 and icedar woodi.

• And the great court round about 'had three rows of 'hewn stonel, and a row of cedar beams; like as the inner court of the house of the LORD, and the porch

of the house. 13 And king Solomon sent and 'fetched 14) Hiram out of Tyre. 010 He was 'thel

son Tofi a 'widow woman of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass ; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and cunning, to work all

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7 Or, la thresholdi
& Or, lafter diversi measures
• Or, both for ... and for
10 See 2 Chr. ii. 14.

square with

VERSION OF 1611.– 25 cherubims . . size; 27 cherubims . . they .. cherubims; 28 cherubims ; 29 cherubims; 31 tree. .side; 32 (The). . also were.. tree..cherubims.. cherubims; 33 tree; 34 (the) .. (were).. tree; 35 cherubims..covered.. carved; 36 hewed; 37 Zif. VII. 1 But; 2 also; 3 lay on ; 4 windows; 5 with the windows; 6 a..the. . (was)..(the other).. (the).. beam were; 7 Then..a.. for.. (one side of the).. the other; 8 dwelt had another.. (which).. a; 9 the measures .. hewed stones .. toward ; 11 after the measures of hewed stones .. cedars; 12 was with .. hewed stones .. both for .. (for); 13 fet; 14 widow's. = [75]



works in brass. And he came to

king Solomon, and wrought all his 15 work. For he 'fashioned the two

pillars of brass, lof eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve

cubits Icompassed! ?either of them 16 about. And he made two chapiters

of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars : the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the

height of the other chapiter was five 17 cubits. There werel nets of checker

work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one

chapiter, and seven for the other chap18 iter. Sol he made the pillars; and

there were two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top tof

the spillars!: and so did he for the 19) other chapiter. °And the chapiters

that were upon the top of the pillars

in the porch were of lily work, four (2) cubits. And there werel chapiters

above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were

two hundred, in rows round about 21 upon the other chapiter. 04And he

set up the pillars lati the porch of the temple; and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof 5Jachin:

and he set up the left pillar, and called 22 the name thereof (Boaz. And upon

the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished. And he made ithel molten sea 'of ten cubits from brim to 'brim', round lin compass', and 'the height Ithereof was five cubits: and a line of thirty

cubits Icompassed it round about. 21)°And under the brim of it round about

there were knops 'which did compass! it, s'for ten cubits!, compassing the

sea round about: the knops were in 3) two rows, cast when it was cast. It

stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set

upon them above, and all their hind% er parts were inward. And it was

lan' handbreadth thick; and the brim

thereof was wrought like the brim of

a cup, 'ike the flower of la lily': it 27 Theldt two thousand baths. And he

made the ten bases of brass ; four cubits was the length of one base, and

four cubits the breadth thereof, and 28) three cubits the height of it. And

the work of the bases was on this manner: they had 'borders; 10and 'there!

were borders between the ledges : * 29 °and on the borders that were be

tween the ledges were lions, oxen, and icherubim!; and upon the ledges 11there was a 'pedestal above: and

beneath the lions and oxen 30 Iwreaths of 'hanging! work. °And

every base had four brasen wheels, and laxlesi of brass: and the four Ifeet! thereof had 12undersetters : 'beneath the laver were the underset

ters molten, Twith wreaths! at the 31 side of leachi. "And the mouth of it

within the chapiter and above was a cubit : land! the mouth thereof was round after the work of 'a pedestali, a cubit and lan! half : and also upon the mouth of it were gravings, land'

their borders 'werel foursquare, not 32) round. "And the four wheels were

lunderneath the borders; and the axletrees of the wheels were lin' the

base: and the height of a wheel was 33) a cubit and half a cubit. And the

work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel : their axletrees, and their felloes, and their spokes,

and their naves, were all molten. (34 °And there were four undersetters

lat! the four corners of leach! base :

the undersetters thereof) were of the 35 base itself. And in the top of the

base was there a round compass of half a cubit high : and on the top of the base the 131staysi thereof and

the borders thereof were of the same. 36 ° And on the plates of the 'stays!

thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved Icherubim', lions, and palm trees, according to the space of

leach, with wreaths' round about. 37 014 After this manner he made the ten

bases : all of them had one casting, 38) one measure, and one iformi. 016! Andi

he made ten lavers of brass : one laver contained forty baths: and every

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1 Heb. eighteen cubits was the height

of one pillar. · Héb. the other pillar. * So some ancient authorities. The

text has, pomegranates. See 2 Chr. iii. 17.

5 That is, He shall establish.

11 Or, litl was lin like mannerl above * That is, perhaps, In it is strength.

12 Heb. shoulders. 7 See 2 Chr. iv. 2, &c.

13 Heb. hands.
$ Or, ten in a cubit

14 See 2 Chr. iv. 14.
. Or, i panelsi (and so in ver. 29, &c.) 15 See 2 Chr. iv. 6, &c.
10 Or, levenl borders

Version OF 1611.–15 cast..did compass; 17 and; 18 And..with pomegranates; 20 the..(had fomegranates). .over against.. by; 21 in; 23 a.. (the one).. the other : it was. .all about..his.. did compass ; 24 a cubit; 26 a..with flowers. lilies..contained ; 28 the ; 29 cherubims . . base..certain additions made.. thin; 30 plates..corners . . under . . every addition ; 31 but.. the base. a.. with ; 32 under . . joined to ; 34 to . (and)..(very); 35 ledges ; 36 For.. ledges ..cherubims . proportion. . every one, and additions ; 37 size ; 38 Then. = [70]

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