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laver was four cubits: and upon every 39) one of the ten bases one laver. 'And

he 'set the bases, five on the right Iside of the house, and five on the left side of the house : and he set the

sea on the right side of the house 40 eastward, "toward the south. °And

2Hiram made the Slavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work

that he 'wrought forl king Solomon (41 lin' the house of the LORD: °the two

pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the pillars; and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the chapiters

thati were loni the top of the pillars; (42 °and 'the four hundred pomegranates

for the two networks; two rows of pomegranates for leach' network, to

cover the two bowls of the chapiters 43 that were “upon the pillars; and the

ten bases, and the ten lavers on 44 the bases ; "and the one sea, and

the twelve oxen under the sea; 45 °and the pots, and the shovels, and

the basons : leven' all 5these vessels, which Hiram made for king Solo

mon, 'in' the house of the Lord, were 46 of 'burnished' brass. 'In the plain

of Jordan did the king cast them, in

the clay ground between Succoth and 17 "Zarethan'. °And Solomon left all

the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: the weight of

the brass blcould not bel found out. 48) °And Solomon made all the vessels

that were in the house of the LORD: the 'golden' altar, and the

table whereupon the shewbread was, 19) of gold ; 'and the candlesticks, five on

the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, of pure gold ; 'and'

the flowers, and the lamps, and the 50) tongs, of gold; "and the cups', and

the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the 'firepans', of pure gold; and the hinges, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the

house, to wit, of the temple, of gold. 51) 074 Thus, all the work that king Solo

mon wrought in the house of the LORD was finished!. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, even the

silver, and the gold, and the vessels, land' put 'them in the 'treasuriest of

the house of the LORD. 81 Then Solomon assembled the elders

of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the 'fathers' housest of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, 'to bring up

the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which 2 is Zion. And all the men of Israel

assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Eth

anim, which is the seventh month. 3 °And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the itent' of 'meeting!, and all the holy vessels that were in the 'Tent!;

even thesel did the priests and the •5 Levites bring up. And king, Solo

mon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be

told nor numbered for multitude. 6 °And the priests brought in the ark

of the covenant of the LORD unto lits! place, into the oracle of the house, to

the most holy place, even under the (7 wings of the icherubim!. For the

Icherubim! spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the

Icherubimi covered the ark and the 8 staves thereof above. °And the

staves 'were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from the holy place before the oracle ; but!

they were not seen without : and 9 there they are, unto this day. "There

was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, 'when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel,

when they came out of the land of 10 Egypt.

"And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy

place, that the cloud filled the house (11 of the LORD, oso that the priests could

not stand to minister iby reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD

filled the house of the Lord. 12 10 Then spake Solomon, The LORD

Thath' said that he would dwell in the (13 thick darkness. 'I have surely built

thee fan' house lof habitation', a place

1 Heb. shoulder.

5 Another reading is, the vessels of 8 Or, they drew out the staves, so 2 Heb. Hirom.

the Tent.

that &c. 3 Many ancient authorities read, pots. & Or, was not I searchedl out

9 Or, where + Heb. upon the face of the pillars. 7 See 2 Chr. v. 1, &c.

10 See 2 Chr. vi. 1, &c. Version OF 1611.- 39 put .. over against; 40 made . . for ; 41 (two). . which.. upon ; 42 (even) ..one; 45 and.. to.. for.. bright; 46 Zarthan ; 47 neither was; 48 pertained unto.. of gold ; 49 with; 50 bowls .. censers; 51 So.. ended .. made for ..did he.. among..

treasures. -VIII. 1 chief . . fathers .. that they might; 4 tabernacle .. the congregation . . tabernacle .. those; 6 his .. cherubims; 7 cherubims .. (two).. cherubims; 8 they drew out.. out in ..and; 11 because.. (had); 13 a.. to dwell in.. (settled). = [60]

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14 for thee to dwelli in for ever. And

the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel :

and all the congregation of Israel 15 stood. And he said, Blessed be the

LORD, 'the God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father,

and hath with his hand fulfilled it, 16 saying, °Since the day that I brought

forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build lan! house, that my name might be 'there! ; but I chose

David to be over my people Israel. 17 Nowi it was in the heart of David

my father to build 'an' house for the

name of the LORD, the God of IsIš rael. "But the LORD said unto

David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build lan' house for

my name, thou didst well that it was 19 in thine heart; nevertheless thou

shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy

loins, he shall build the house fori 20 my name. And the LORD hath

lestablishedi his word that he spake; 'for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and

have built the house for the name of 21) the LORD, 'thel God of Israel. And there have I set a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the

congregation of Israel, and spread 23 forth his hands toward heaven: and

he said, 'O1 LORD, 'the God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath ; who keepest covenant and mercy lwith

thy servants, that walk before thee 24 with all their heart : 'who hast kept

with thy servant David my father that which thou 'didst promisel him: 'yea', thou spakest with thy mouth, and

hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it 2) is this day. Now therefore, 'O' LORD,

thel God of Israel, keep with thy serv-
ant David my father that which thou
hast promised' him, saying: ?There
shall not fail thee a man in my sight
to sit on the throne of Israel ;
thy children take heed to their way,
Ito walk before me as thou hast

26 walked before me. Now 'thereforel,

God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest

unto thy servant David my father. 27) °But will God 'in very deedi dwell on

the earth ? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain

thee; how much less this house that 28 I have builded! Yet have thou re

spect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to

the prayer which thy servant prayeth 29 before thee Ithis! 'day: °that thine

eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place Iwhereofthou hast said, My name shall be there : 'to hearken unto the

prayer which thy servant shall 'pray 30 toward' this place. °And hearken thou

to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray Itoward this place : 'yeal, hear

thou in heaven thy dwelling place; and 31 when thou hearest, forgive. 031f la!

man Isin' against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him

to swear, and the come land swear! 32 before thine altar in this house : 'then

hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head; and justifying the righteous, to give

him according to his righteousness. 33 °When thy people Israel be smitten

down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; lif they' turn again to thee, and confess thy

name, and pray and make supplication 34 unto thee in this house : "then hear

thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them

again unto the land which thou gavest 35 unto their fathers. When heaven is

shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray Stoward' this place, and confess

thy name, and turn from their sin, 36 4when thou sidost afflicti them: othen

hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, 4 when! thou teachesti them the good way wherein they ald walk; and isendi rain upon thy land,

which thou hast given to thy people 37) for an inheritance. °If there be in the

land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting for mildew, locust or caterpiller; if their enemy besiege

lif only

1 Or, I for!

. Heb. There shall not be cut off

unto thee a man from my sight.

• Or, I Whereinsoeverl a man I shalli

sin

* Or, Ibecause! 5 Or, lansweresti

VERSION OF 1611.- abide ; 16 a.. therein ; 17 And..a; 18 And .. a .. unto ; 19 unto ; 20 performed

and .. a; 24 promisedst .. also ; 25 promisedst .. so that .. that they ; 26 And; 27 indeed; 28 to; 29 of which .. that thou mayest .. make towards ; 30 towards . . and ; 31 any

. trespass .. the oath: 33 and shall; 35 towards. .aMictest; 36 that.. teach . . give. = [42]

them in the land of their 'cities; what

soever plague, whatsoever sickness 38 there be; 'what prayer and supplica

tion soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his

own heart, and spread forth his hands 39 Itoward this house : "then hear thou

in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and 'render untol every man according to 'all' his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even

thou only, knowest the hearts of all 40 the children of men ;) °that they may

fear thee all the days that they live in

the land which thou gavest unto our 41 fathers. °Moreover concerning "thel

stranger, that is not of thy people

Israel, 'when he shall come out of a 42 far country for thy name's sake; °(for

they shall'hear of thy great name, and of thy "mighty hand, and of thy stretched out arm ;) when he shall

come and pray toward' this house ; 43 Chear thou in heaven thy, dwelling

place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for ; that all Ithe peoples' of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as 'dothi thy people Israel, and that they may know

that 'this house which I have built! is 14 called by thy name. "If thy people

go out to battle against their enemy, by whatsoever wayi thou shalt send them, and 'they' pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast

chosen, and toward the house 'which! 45 I have built for thy name: 'then

hear thou in heaven their prayer and

their supplication, and maintain their 46 3cause. °If they sin against thee,

(for there is no man that sinneth not.) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away Icaptivel unto the

land of the enemy, far off' or near; 47 °yet if they shall bethink themselves

in the land whither they are carried captivel, and turn again!, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them "captivel, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we hav

idealt wickedly!; 48 or if they return unto thee with all their

heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, which 'carried' them captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest

unto their fathers, the city which thou

hast chosen, and the house which I 49 have built for thy name : "then hear

thou their prayer and their supplica

tion in heaven thy dwelling place, 50 and maintain their cause; °and for

give thy people which have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee; and give them ócompassion before Ithose who carried them

captive, that they may have compas51 sion on them: for they be thy people,

and thine inheritance, which thou

broughtest forth out of Egypt, from 52 the midst of the furnace of iron : "that

thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to

hearken unto them whensoeveri they 53 'cryl unto thee. °For thou didst sepa

rate them from among all the 'peoples! of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our

fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God. 54 6 And it was so, that when Solomon

had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with

his hands spread 'forth toward' heaven. 55 °And he stood, and blessed all the

congregation of Israel with a loud 56 voice, saying, °Blessed be the LORD,

that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not "failed one word of all his good promise, which he

promised by the hand of Moses his 57 servant. "The LORD our God be with

us, as he was with our fathers : let 58 him not leave us, nor forsake us : "that

he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and

his judgements, which he commanded 59 our fathers. And let these my words,

wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause

his people Israel, Sas (60 levery day! shall require : Othat all the

'peoplesi of the earth may know that

the Lord, 'hel is God; there is none 61 else. Let

your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to

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6 See 2 Chr. vii. 1, &c. 7 Heb. fallen. 8 Heb. The thing of a day in its day.

VERSION OF 1611. – 38 towards ; 39 give to; 41 a..but cometh ; 42 strong.. towards ; 43 people.. do..builded; 44 whithersoever .. shall .. that; 46 es; 47 were . . captives . . repent.. captives.. committed wickedness; 48 and so .. led .. away ; 50 that .. them; 52 in all that .. call for ; 53 people; 54 110 to; 59 at all times.. the matter ; 60 people.. (and that). = [43]

walk in his statutes, and to keep his 62 commandments, as at this day. And

the king, and all Israel with him,

offered sacrifice before the LORD. 63 And Solomon offered for thel sacri

fice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king

and all the children of Israel dedicated 64 the house of the LORD. "The same

day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD; for there he offered 'thel burnt offering, and the meal offering", and the fat of the peace offerings : because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offering', and 'the

meal offering!; and the fat of the peace 6) offerings Sol Solomon held ithel

feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the 'brook of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days. "On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had Ishewed untol David his servant, and 'tol Israel

his people. 91 And it came to pass, when Solomon

had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he : was pleased to do, °that the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time,

as he had appeared unto him at 3 Gibeon. And the LORD said unto

him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me : I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there 4 perpetually. And 'as for thee', if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgements ; othen I will establish the throne of thy kingdom 'over' Israel for ever ; 'according as I 3promised to David thy father, saying, There

shall not fail thee a man upon the (f throne of Israel. °But if lyel shall

turn laway from following me, 'yel or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but shalll go

and serve other gods, and worship ī them: othen will I cut off Israel out

of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb

and a byword among all 'peoples : 8) o4and 'though this house 'be so high,

yet' shall every one that passeth by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD

done thus unto this land, and to this (9) house ? °And they shall answer, Be

cause they forsook the LORD their God, 'which' brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and "laid' hold lon' other gods, and worshipped them, and served them : therefore hath the Lord brought all

this evil upon them. 10 •And it came to pass at the end of

twenty years, 'wherein! Solomon had

built the two houses, the house of the 11 Lord and the king's house, °(now

Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon

gave Hiram twenty cities in the land 12 of Galilee. "And Hiram came out

from Tyre to see the cities which

Solomon had given him; and they 13 pleased him not. And he said, What

cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And the called them

the land of Cabul, unto this day. 14 °And Hiram sent to the king sixscore

talents of gold. 15 And this is the 'reason of the levy

which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of

Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, (16 and Gezer. °Pharaoh king of Egypt

had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and

given it for a 'portion' unto his daugh17 ter, Solomon's wife. "And Solomon

built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether, 18 Sand Baalath, and ITamarl in the wil. (19) derness, in the land, oand all the store

cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and 'ther cities for his horsemen, and that which Solo

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6 Or, Ithey werel called
7 Or, la count!
* Another reading is, Tadmor.

So 2 Chr. viii. 4.

VERSION OF 1611.-63 a ; 64 offerings. . meat offerings. . offerings. . meat offerings : 65 And..a.. river: 66 done for .. for. -IX. 5 upon ; 6 you .. at all.. you .. (will); 7 people; 8 at .. which is ; 9 who.. have taken .. upon. . (have); 10 when; 16 (For). . present : 18 Tadmor; 19 (of). = (33)

mon desired to build 'for his pleasure! seen all 'thei wisdom tof Solomon',

in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in 5 and the house that he had built, "and 20 all the land of his dominion. IAs the meat of his table, and the sitting

forl all the people that were left of the of his servants, and the lattendance of Amorites, the! Hittites, the Periz- his ministers, and their apparel, and zites, 'thel Hivites, and the Jebusites, his cupbearers, and shis ascent by

which were not of the children of which he went up unto the house of (21 Israel ; otheir children that were left the Lord; there was no more spirit

after them in the land, whom the chil- 6 in her. °And she said to the king, It dren of Israel were not able utterly was a true report that I heard in mine to destroy, "of themi did Solomon own land of thinel acts, and of thy

'raise! a 'levy' of 'bondservants', unto 7 wisdom. "Howbeit I believed not the 22 this day. But of the children of words, until I came, and mine eyes

Israel did Solomon make no bond- had seen it: and, behold, the half servants': but they were the men of was not told me: 6thy wisdom and war, and his servants, and his princes, prosperity exceedeth the fame which

and his captains, and rulers of his 8 I heard. 'Happy are thy men, happy (23 chariots and of his horsemen. "These are these thy servants, which stand

were the chief officers that were over continually before thee, and that hear Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, 9 thy wisdom. °Blessed be the LORD

which bare rule over the people that thy God, which delighted in thee, to 24 wrought in the work. °But Pharaoh's set thee on the throne of Israel :

daughter came up out of the city of because the LORD loved Israel for David unto her house which Solomon ever, therefore made he thee king, to

had built for her: then did he build 10 do judgement and justice. And she 25 Millo. °And three times in a year did gave the king an hundred and twenty

Solomon offer burnt offerings and talents of gold, and of spices very peace offerings upon the altar which

great store, and precious stones : he built unto the LORD, 'burning! there came no more such abundance incense 'therewith', upon the altar of spices as these which the queen of that was before the LORD. So he

11 Sheba gave to king Solomon. °And finished the house.

the navy also of Hiram, that brought 26 And king Solomon made a navy of gold from Ophir, brought in from

ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Ophir great plenty of Salmug trees

Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, 12 and precious stones. °And the king 27 in the land of Edom. 'And Hiram made of the almug trees 'pillars for

sent in the navy his servants, ship- the house of the LORD, and for the

men that had knowledge of the sea, king's house, harps also and psalteries 28 with the servants of Solomon. And

for the singers : there came no such they came to Ophir, and 'fetched almug trees, nor were seen, unto this from thence gold, four hundred and 13 day. °And king Solomon gave ito! twenty talents, and brought it to king the queen of Sheba all her desire, Solomon.

whatsoever she asked, Ibesidel that 101 And when the queen of Sheba 8which Solomon gave her of his royal

heard of the fame of Solomon con- bounty. So she turned, and went to cerning the name of the LORD, she her own 'landı, she and her servants.

came to prove him with hard ques- 14 Now the weight of gold that came 2 tions. And she came to Jerusalem to Solomon in one year was six hun

with a very great train, with camels dred threescore and six talents of gold, that bare spices, and very much gold, *(15 obeside that 'which! the Ichapmen and precious stones : and when she brought', and the traffic of the merwas come to Solomon, she communed

chants, and of all the kings of the with him of all that was in her heart. mingled people', and of the governors 3 °And Solomon told her all her ques- * 16 of the country. And king Solomon

tions : there was not any thing hid made two hundred targets of beaten

from the king which he told her not. gold : six hundred shekels of gold went 4 °And when the queen of Sheba had * 17 to one target. 'And he made three

1 See 2 Chr. ix, 1, &c.
· Heb. standing
3 Or, his Iburnt offeringi which he

Toffered inl &c.

* Or, sayings
5 Heb. thou hast added wisdom and

goodness to the fame.
e In 2 Chr. ii. 8, ix. 10, algum trees.

Perhaps, sandal wood.

? Or, la railingi Heb. a prop.
• Heb. which he gave her according

to the hand of king Solomon.

VERSION OF 1611.-20 And; 21 (also). . upon those . . levy.. tribute.. bondservice ; 22 bondman; 23 (of the); 25 and he burnt; 28 fet. -X. 4 Solomon's ; 6 thy; 13 unto .. besides .. country; 15 besides. he had of .. merchantmen.. (of).. (spice). . Arabia. = [27]

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