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them in the land of their Icities; 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 trender 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 the

stranger, that is not of thy people

Israel, 'when he shall come out of 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 'hear thou in heaven thy dwelling

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

that this house which I have builti is 44 called by thy name. 'If thy people

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

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

hear thou in heaven their prayer and

their supplication, and maintain their 46 8cause. "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 'captivel unto the

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

in the land whither they 'arel carried "captivel, and "turn again', and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them 'captive', saying, We have sinned, and have done

perversely, we have dealt wickedly'; 48 lif 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 : othen hear

thou their prayer and their supplica

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

give thy people 'whichi have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee ; and give them compassion before 'those 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 of his people Israel, Sas (60 levery day! shall require: °that all the

'peoplest 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

1 Heb. gates.

2 Or, thy name is called luponl this

house &c. 3 Or, right

• Heb. they that take them captive

carry them away.
5 Heb. to be for compassion.

6 See 2 Chr. vii. 1, &c. ? 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 captives ; 47 were .. captives . . repent. . captives.. committed wickedness ; 48 and so.. led .. away; 50 that .. them; 52 in all that .. call for ; 53 people ; 54 up 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 Ithel burnt Toffering', 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 65) offerings. Sol Solomon held the

feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the Ibrook! of Egypt, before the LORD our God,

seven days and seven days, even four66 teen 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 'shewed unto' David his servant, and ito! 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 2 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 perpetually. °And 'as for theel, 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 5 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 (6 throne of Israel. °But if iyel 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 shall' go

and serve other gods, and worship 7 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 sol high,

'yeti 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 Haidi hold ton' 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

1 See 2 Chr. vii. 11, &c. 2 Or, Idelighti 3 Or, Ispake concerning!

* Or, and this house shall be high;

every one &-c.
5 See 2 Chr. viii. 1, &c.

built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether, 18 and Baalath, and 81 Tamar! in the wil(19) derness, in the land, oand all the store

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

6 Or, Ithey werel called
7 Or, laccount!
8 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 ; 8 who.. have taken.. upon. . (have); 10 when ; 16 (For). . present; 18 Tadmor ; 19 (of). = [33]

mon desired to build 'for his pleasure! seen all the wisdom of Solomon',

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

for all the people that were left of the of his servants, and the 'attendance of Amorites, ithel Hittites, Ithel Periz- his ministers, and their apparel, and zites, 'thel Hivites, and the Jebusites, his cupbearers, and his 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, Iof themi did Solomon own land of thine' facts, and of thy

'raisel a "levyl 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 ibond- had seen it: and, behold, the half servants!: but they were the men of was not told me : 5thy 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.


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 Balmug 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 'to! twenty talents, and brought it to king the queen of Sheba all her desire, Solomon.

whatsoever she asked, 'besidel 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 'land!, she and her servants.

came to prove him with hard ques- 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 obesides that 'which the 'chapmen 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.
2 Heb. standing:
3 Or, his Iburnt offeringi which he

loffered inl &c.

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

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

Perhaps, sandal wood.

? Or, la railing! 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 arnt; 28 fet. X. 4 Solomon's ; 6 thy; 13 unto . . besides .. country; 15 besides. . he had of.. merchantmen ..(of).. (spice). . Arabia. = [27]

hundred shields of beaten gold; three Ipound of gold went to one shield :

and the king put them in the house 18 of the forest of Lebanon. Moreover

the king made a great throne of ivory,

and overlaid it with the finest gold. 19) "There werel six steps to the throne,

and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were ?stays on either side by the place of the seat,

and two lions standing beside the 20 stays. And twelve lions stood there

on the one side and on the other upon

the six steps: there was not the like 21 made in any kingdom. And all king

Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was

nothing accounted of in the days of 22 Solomon. For the king had at sea

a navy of 'Tarshishi with the navy of Hiram : once levery: three years came the navy of 'Tarshish', bringing

gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and 23 peacocks. So king Solomon ex

ceeded all the kings of the earth 24 lin riches and lint wisdom. °And

all the earth sought Ithe presence ofi Solomon, to hear his wisdom,

which God had put in his heart. 25 °And they brought every man his

present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and 'raiment', and armour,

and spices, horses, and mules, a rate 26 year by year. "And Solomon gath

ered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, 'which he bestowed in the

Icharioti cities, and with the king at 27 Jerusalem. And the king made sil

ver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore

trees that are in the lowland!, for 28) abundance. "And the horses 'which!

Solomon had 'werel brought out of
Egypt; and the king's merchants re-

ceived them in droves, each drovel 29 at a price. °And a chariot came up

and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and land horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring

them out by their means. 111 INowi king Solomon loved many

strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the

Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zi2 donians, and Hittites; 'of the nations

concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go lamong them, neither shall they come lamong you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods :

Solomon clave unto these in love. 3 And he had seven hundred wives,

princesses, and three hundred concu.

bines: and his wives turned away 4 his heart. °For it came to pass,

when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods : and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as

was the heart of David his father. 6 °For Solomon went after Ashtoreth

the goddess of the Zidonians, and

after Milcom the abomination of the 6 Ammonites. 'And Solomon did 'that

which wası evil in the sight of the

LORD, and went not fully after the 7 LORD, as did David his father. "Then

did Solomon build 'an' high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, in the mount that is before Jeru

salem, and for Molech the abomina8 tion of the children of Ammon. And

Isol did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed

unto their gods. 9 And the LORD was angry with

Solomon, because his heart turned away from the LORD, 'thel

God of Israel, which had appeared 10 unto him twice, 'and had commanded

him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but

he kept not that which the Lord 11 commanded. Wherefore the LORD

said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this ris done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from

thee, and will give it to thy servant. 12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will

not do it, for David thy father's sake:

but I will rend it out of the hand 13 of thy son. 'Howbeit I will not rend

away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to

son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's

sake which I have chosen. 14 And the LORD 'raised' up an ad

versary unto Solomon, Hadad the

Edomite: he was of the king's seed 15 in Edom. For it came to pass, when


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* Heb. is with thee.

5 Heb. in their hand. & Or, besides

VERSION OF 1611.- 18 best; 19 had .. on . . stood ; 22 Tharshish .. Tharshish; 23 for..for; 24 to ; 25 garments ; 26 whom . for chariots; 27 vale; 28 linen yarn .. the linen yarn ; 29 a. XI. 1 But; 2 in unto; 7 a..hill; 8 likewise; 14 stirred. = [30]

David Iwas in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to

bury the slain, 'and had smitten every 16) male in Edom; °(for Joab land all

Israel remained there six months,

until he had cut off every male in 17 Edom;) °that Hadad fled, he and

certain Edomites of his father's serv

ants with him, to go into Egypt; Ha18 dad being yet a little child. And

they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him 'an' house, and ap

pointed him victuals, and gave him 19 land. °And Hadad found great favour

in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own

wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 20 °And the sister of Tahpenes bare him

Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was

in Pharaoh's housel 21 among the sons of Pharaoh. And

when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh,

Let me depart, that I may go to mine 22 own country.

"Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me

"departi in any wise. 23) And God 'raisedi up another adver

sary Suntol him, Rezon the son of

Eliada, which had' fled from his lord 24 Hadadezer king of Zobah: °and he

gathered men unto him, and became captain over a 'troop', when David slew them of Zobah : and they went

to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and 25 reigned in Damascus. °And he was

an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel,

and reigned over Syria. 26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an

'Ephraimitel of Zeredah, lal servant lof Solomon', whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, he also

lifted up his hand against the king. 27 °And this was the cause that he

"lifted' up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and Prepaired

the Ibreachi of the city of David his 28) father. And the man Jeroboam was

a mighty man of valour: and Solo

mon 'sawl the young man that he was industrious, 'andi he 'gave' him charge

over all the 31 labour of the house of 29 Joseph. And it came to pass at that

time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; Inow Ahijah' had clad himself with a new

garment; and they two were alone in 30 the field. °And Ahijah 'laid hold of

the new garment that was on him, 31 and rent it in twelve pieces. And

he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will 'rendi the kingdom out of the hand of Solo

mon, and will give ten tribes to thee: 32 °(but he shall have one tribe, for my

servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have

chosen out of all the tribes of Israel :) 33 °because that they have forsaken me,

and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of Moabl, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon; and Tthey' have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes,

and to keep my statutes and my judge34 ments, as did David his father. How

beit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life, for David my servant's sake,

whom I chose, because he kept my 35 commandments and my statutes: obut

I will take the kingdom out of his

son's hand, and will give it unto thee, 36 even ten tribes. And unto his son

will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a 'lampl alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which

I have chosen me to put my name 37 there. And I will take thee, and

thou shalt reign baccording to all that

thy soul desireth, and shalt be king 38 over Israel. And it shall be, if thou

wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that 'which' is right in imine eyes!, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and will build thee a sure house, as I built for

David, and will give Israel unto thee. 39 °And I will for this afflict the seed of 40 David, but not for ever. °Solomon

sought therefore to kill Jeroboam: 'buti Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt,

1 The Sept. and Syr. read, destroyed


? Heb. closed up. 3 Heb. burden.

4 Or, Iwhol kept 5 Or, loverl all

VERSION OF 1611.-15 after he ; 16 did .. remain .. with ; 18 a; 20 household ; 22 go; 23 stirred; 24 band ; 26 Ephrathite.. Solomon's..even .. lift; 27 lift.. breaches ; 28 seeing .. made. . ruler ; 29 and he; 30 caught; 31 rent; 33 the Moabites; 36 light; 38 my sight; 40 And. = [29]

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