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king commanded, and they hewed outi 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 'Gebalites! did fashion' them, land' prepared 'thel timber and the

stones to build the house. 61 2 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 'Zivl, 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 bwindows of "fixed 5 lattice-workl. And against the wall

of the house he built Istoriesround about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and

of the oracle: and he made 'sidel. *6) chambers round about: 'the nether

most 'story! was five cubits broad.
and the middle was six cubits broad,
the third was

cubits broad: for lon the outsidel he made Irebatements in the wall of the house round about, that the beams should • not have hold' in the walls of the 1 house. And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready that the quarry: and there was neither hammer nor axe nor

any tool of iron heard in the house, 8 while it was in building. "The door

for the middle side-chambers' was in the right 9side of the house : and they went up "by! winding stairs into

the middle Ichambers', and out of the 9 middle into the third. So he built

the house, and finished it; and the covered the house with beams and

(10 10;planks of cedar. °And he built "the

stories! against all the house, leach! five cubits high : and 11they 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.

So Solomon built the house, and (15 finished it. 'And he built the walls of

the house within with boards of cedar; 12 from the floor of the house luntoi the walls of the cieling, he covered them on the inside with wood: and

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

twenty cubits on the 'binder part of the house with boards of cedar 'from! the floor luntoi the 15walls: he even built them for it within, for lan' oracle, even for the most holy place. And the house, that is, the temple before

Ithe oracle', 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 'an' oracle in the midst of the house

within, to set there the ark of the 20 covenant of the LORD. And i 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 'hel covered 21 the altar Twithi cedar. So Solomon

overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he idrewl 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. ©18 And

linithe oracle he made twoicherubim! of olive 'wood', each ten cubits high.


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13 Or, Icypress! 14 See 2 Chr. iii. 8. 15 The Sept. has, beams. 16 Or, gourd's 17 Or, he loverlaid! 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 fastened7 before it was brought thither: so that; 8 chamber..with..chamber; 9 boards; 10 (then).. chambers; 12 perform; 15 both .. and .. (and). . planks; 16 sides . . both..and .. (even).. thc; 17 it; 18 the..of; 19 the; 20 in the forepart.. which was of: 21 made a partition by the ; 22 he had.. was by; 23 within ..cherubims . . tree.=[64]

4 row.

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 cherubim! were of one measure 26 and one 'form!. 'The height of the

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

the 'cherubimi within the inner house : and the wings of the 'cherubim werel 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 cherubim 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 'wood': the 'lintel

and 'door' posts were a fifth part of (32 the wall. DiSo 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 entering of the temple door posts

of olive 'wood, out of a fourth part (34 of the wall; 'and two doors of 2fir

I wood; 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

laid' them with gold fitted upon the 36 'graven' work. °And he built the

inner court with three rows of "hewn! 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 iZivl. And in the eleventh

year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished Sthroughout 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 'and' five beams, that Iwerel upon the pillars; fifteen in a

"And there were biprospects! in three rows, and light was lover! 5 against light in three ranks. And

all the doors and posts were square

slin prospect': and light was over! (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 °Andi he made 'the porch Tofl the

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

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

the other 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 measure', sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so

on the outside 'unto 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 measurel, (12 and icedar wood'. ° And the great

court round about 'had! three rows of 'hewn stonel, and a row of cedar beams; 9like asl 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. °10 He was 'thel

son lofl 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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Heb. ribs.

7 Or, la thresholdi 8 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; ? 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 compassed' 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 werei 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 of

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 (20) cubits. And there werel chapiters

above also upon the two pillars, Iclose byl 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 6Boaz. And upon

the top of the pillars was lily work:

so was the work of the pillars finished. (23 07 And he made thel molten sea 'of

ten cubits from brim to Ibriml, round lin compass!, and the height 'thereof was five cubits; and a line of thirty

cubits Icompassed it round about. 24)°And under the brim of it round about

there were knops 'which did compass! it, 8lforl ten Icubits!, compassing the

sea round about: the knops were in 25) 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 hind26 er parts were inward. And it was

lan' handbreadth thick; and the brim

thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, 'ike the Hower' of 'a lily': it Theld' two thousand baths. 'And he made thel 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 'pedestall above : and

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

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

ters molten, Twith wreaths! at the 31 side of leach. 'And the mouth of it

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

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

lunderneath the borders; and the axletrees of the wheels were lini 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 181 stays! thereof and

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

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

leach, with wreaths! round about. 37 °14 After this manner he made the ten

bases : all of them had one casting, 38) one measure, and one 'form!. 0151 Andi

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

1 Heb. eighteen cubits was the height

of one pillar. · Heb. 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.
8 Or, ten in a cubit

14 See 2 Chr. iv. 14.
• Or, Ipanels! (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 pomegranates). .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]

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

he 'set thel 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 iwrought fort king Solomon (41 'in' 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

'that were lon' the top of the pillars; (42 °and 'the four hundred pomegranates

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

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

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

Ithel 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 47 Zarethan!. And Solomon left all

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

the brass 6!could 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, 49) of gold ; "and the candlesticks, five on

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

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. 61) 071 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, landi 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 'princess 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, 4 and the priests took up the ark. 'And

they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the 'tent' of 'meeting', and all the holy vessels that were in the 'Tenti;

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 cherubim'. 'For the

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

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

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

they were 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 lan' house lof habitation', a place


1 Heb. shoulder. ? Heb. Hirom. 3 Many ancient authorities read, pots. * Heb. upon the face of the pillars.

5 Another reading is, the vessels of

the Tent.
© Or, was not I searchedl out
? See 2 Chr. v. I, &c.

8 Or,' they drew out the staves, so

that Ewc. • Or, where 10 See 2 Chr. vi. &c.

VERSION OF 1611.- 39 put .. over against ; 40 made . . for; 41 (tuo). . which.. upon ; 42 (even); 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 .. che ms; 7 cherubims . . (two), cherubims; 8 they drew out..out in ..and; 11 because..(had); 13 a.. to dwell in.. (settled). = [60]

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, 'thel 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 Itherel; but I chose

David to be over my people Israel. 17 "Now! it was in the heart of David

my father to build 'an' house for the

name of the LORD, thel God of Is18 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 for! 20 my name. °And the LORD hath

lestablished 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 be brought them out of the land of

Egypt. 22 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, 'O' LORD, 'the God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath; who keepest covenant and mercy 'with

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

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

hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it 25) is this day. °Now therefore, 'O' Lord,

the! God of Israel, keep with thy servant 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 ; 'if only! thy children take heed to their way, Ito! walk before me as thou hast

26 walked before me. °Now Itherefore,

O 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 this day: °that thine

eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place Iwhereofi thou 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 towardi this place : 'year, hear

thou in heaven thy dwelling place; and 31 when thou hearest, forgive. 03If ial

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

to swear, and the come land sweari 32 before thine altar in this house : othen

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 31 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 Itoward this place, and confess

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

hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, 4 when thou teachest: them the good way wherein they should walk; and 'sendi rain upon thy land,

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

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

1 Or, I forl

2 Heb. There shall not be cut off

unto thee a man from my sight.

? Or, !Whereinsoeverl a man İshalli


* Or, lbecausel 5 Or, lanswerest!

VERSION OF 1611.- abide ; 16 a .. therein; 17 And.. a; 18 And .. a .. unto; 19 unto; 20 performed .. and ... 2; 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 . . aliictest; 36 that .. teach . . give. = [42]

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