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Ornaments for the temple. Chap. v. The ark placed in the oracia. 9. Furthermore, he made the court was finished: and Solomon brought in of the priests, and the great court, and all the things that David his father had doors for the court, and overlaid the dedicated ; and the silver, and the gold, doors of them with brass.

.and all che instruments, put he among 10 And he set the sea on the right the treasures of the house of God. side of the east-end, over against the 29 Then Solomon assembled che elsouth.

ders of Israel, and all the heads of the 11 And Huram made the pots, and tribes, the chief of the fachers of the the shovels, and the basons, and Hu- children of Israel unto Jerusalem, to ram finished the work that he was to bring up the ark of the covenant of the make for king Solomon for the house of LORD, Out of the city of David, which God :

is Zion. 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel afpommels, and the chapiters which were sembled themselves unto the king in the on the top of the two pillars, and the feast, which was in the sevench month. two wreaths to cover the two pommels 4. And all the elders of Israel came, of the chapiters which were on the top and the Levites took up the ark. of the pillars:

s And they brought up the ark, and 13. And four hundred pomegranates the tabernacle of the congregation, and on the two wreaths; two rows of pome- all che holy vessels that were in che cagranates on cach wreath, to cover the bernacle, these did the priests and the iwo pommels of the chapiters which Levites bringup. were upon the pillars.

6 Also king Solomon and all the con14 He made allo bases; and layers gregation of Israel that were assembled made be upon the bases;

unto him before che ark, sacrificed Meep 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it: and oxen, which could not be cold noc

16 The pors also, and the shovels, and numbred for multitude. the flesh-hooks, and all their instru- 3. And the priests brought in the ark ments, did Huram his father make to of che covenant of the LORD unto his king Solomon for the house of the place, to the oracle of the house into che LORD, of bright brass.

most holy place, even under the wings of 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king she cherubims. cast them in the clay-ground, between 8 For the cherubims spread forch their Succoth and Zeredathah.

wings over che place of the ark, and the 18 Thus Solomon made all these ver- cherubims covered cbe ark and the staves fels in great abundance : for the weight thereofs aboye. of the brass could not be found out. 9 And they drew out the staves of the

19 And Solomon made all the ver- ark, chat the ends of the ftaves were seen sels that were for the house of God, the from the ark before the oracle, but they golden altar also, and the tables where were not seen without. And chere it is on the shew-bread was set;

unto this day. 20 Moreover, the candlesticks with 10 There was nothing in the ark save their lamps, that they should burn after the two tables which Mofes put therein che manner, before the oracle, of pure at Horeb, when the Lord made a cover gold ;

nant with the children of Israel, when 21 And the flowers and the lamps, they came out of Egypt. and che tongs made he of gold, and that siç And it came to pass when the perfect gold.

priests were come out of the holy place : 22 And the snuffers, and che basons, ( for all the priests that were present were and the spoons, and the censers, of pure lanctified, and did not then wait by gold : and che entry of che house, the course. inner doors chereof for che most holy 12 Allo che Levites which were the place, and the doors of the house of the fingers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, temple were of gold.

of Jeduchun, with their sons, and their ČHA P. V.

brechren; being arayed in white linen, i The dedicated treasures. 2 The bringing having cymbals, and psalteries, and

up of the ark of the covenant. 11 God harps, stood at the east-end of the altar, praised, giveth a sign of his fa- and with chem an hundred and twenty

priests, founding with crumpets ) 'Hus all the work that Solomon 13 It came even to pass, as the trummade for she house of the LORD peters and singers were as one, to ma'

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II. Chronicles. dedication of the tons ple. one found to be heard in praising and of the LORD, in the presence of all te chanking, the LORD ; and when they congregation of Israel, and spread forch

lift up their voice with the trumpets his hands;
and cymbals, and instruments of mu- 13 ( For Solomon had made a bralen
fick, and praised the LORD, Saying, scaffold, of five cubits long, and five
For he is good, for his mercy endirelh cubits broad, and three cubirs high, and
for ever : that then the house was filled had set it in the midst of the court, and
with a cloud, even the house of the upon it he stood, and kneeled down up-

on his knees before all the congregation
14 So that the priests could not stand of Israel, and spread forth his hands to-
to minister by reason of the cloud: for wards heaven)
the glory of the Lord had filled ebe 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel,
houie of God.

there is no God like thee in the heaven, C H A P. VI.

nor in the earch; which keepeft coveI Solonion having blessed the people, nant, and shewest mercy unto chy ser

blofseth God : 12 His prayer at the con- vants, that walk before thee with all secration of the temple.

their hearts : Hen , The LORD hath

which haft kept wich thick darkness.

thou hast promised him ; and spakeft 2 But I have built an house of habia wich thy mouth, and haft fulfilled it with tation for thee, and a place for thy dwels dine hand, as it is chis day. ling for ever.

16 Now therefore, O LORD God of And the king turned his face, and Israel, keep with chy servant David my blessed the whole congregation of Israel, father, that which chou haft promised (and all the congregation of Israel stood) him, faying. There shall not fail chee a

4. And he said, Blessed be the LORD man in my light to fit upon che chrone of God of Israel, who hath with his hands Israel ; yet lo, chat chy children cake fulfilled that which he spake with his heed to their way to walk in my law, mouth, to my father David, saying, as thou hast walked before me.

Since the day that I brought forth 19 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, my people out of the land of Egypt, I let thy word be verified, which chou chose no city among all the tribes of 1- haft spoken unto thy servant David. rael to build an house in, char my name 18°( But will God in very deed dwell might be there, neither chose I any with men on the earth? behold, heaven, man to be ruler over my people Israel and the heaven of heavens cannot con

6 But I have chosen Jerulalem, that tain thee; how much less this house my name might be there, and have cho- which I have built !) fen David to be over my people Israel. 19 Have respe& cherefore to the pray,

7 Now it was in the heart of David er of thy servant, and to his supplicatimy father to build an house for che name on, O LORD my God, to bearken unto of the LORD God of Israel.

the cry and the prayer which thy servant 8 But the LORD said to David my fa- prayech before chee: ther, forasmuch as it was in chine heart 20 That thine eyes may be open upon to build an house for my name, thou this house day and night, upon the didit well in that it was in thine heart : place whereof chou hast said, that thou

9 Notwithstanding, chou shalt not wouldst put thy name chere ; to hearbuild the house, but thy son, which shall ken unto the prayer, which chy servant come forth out of thy Joyns, he shall prayeth towards this place. build the house for my name.

21 Hearken therefore unto the fup. 10 The Lord therefore hath perform- plications of thy servant, and of chy peoed his word that he hach spoken : for ple Israel, which they shall make to I am risen up in the room of David my wards chis place : hear thou from chy father, and am set on the

throne of Isra- dwelling-place, even from heaven; and el, as the LORD promised, and have when thou heareft, forgive. built the house for the name of the LORD 22 ( If a man fin against his neighGod of Israel.

bour, and an oath be laid upon him, to 11 And in it have I put the ark where- make him (wear, and the oath come bein is the covenant of the LORD, chat he fore thine altar in this house : made with the children of Israel.

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and 12 And he stood before the altar do, and judge thy servants, by reguiting



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dedication of the temple. the wicked, by recompensing his way know that this house which I have built upon his own head, and by justifying the is called by thy name. righteous, by giving him according to 34. If thy people go out to war a. his righteousness.

gainst their enemies by the way that 24 And if thy people Ifrael be put thou shalt send them, and they pray unto the worse before the enemy, because ty chee toward this city which thou hast they have sinned against thee; and shall chosen, and the house which I have return and confess thy name, and pray built for thy name: and make supplication before chec in 35 Then hear thou from the heavens this house:

their prayer and their supplication, and 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, maintain their cause. and forgive the sin of thy people Ifrael, 36 If they fin against thee, ( for there and bring them again unto the land is no man which sinnech not) and thou which chou gavest to them, and to their be angry with them, and deliver them fathers.

over before their enemies, and they car26 ( When the heaven is shut up, ry chem away captives unto a land far and chere is no rain, because they have off or neary, finned against thee; yet if they pray to- 37. Yet, if they bethink themselves in wards this place, and confess thy name, the land whicher they are carried capand curn from their sin when thou dost tive, and turn and pray unto thee in the afflict chem:

land of their captivity, saying, We have 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and finned, we have done amiss, and have forgive the fin of thy servants, and of dealt wickedly; thy people Israel, when thou haft taught 38 If they return to thee wich all their chem chegood way, wherein they should heart and with all their soul, in che land walk ; and send rain upon thy land of their captivity, whither they have which thou hast given unto chy people carried them captives, and pray toward for an inheritance.

their land which thou gaveft unto their 28 If there be dearth in the land, fathers, and toward the city which thou if there be pefilence, if there be blast- haft chosen, and toward the house which ing, or mildew, locufts, or caterpillars; I have built for thy name : if their enemies besiege' them in the ci- 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, ties of their land; whatsoever fore, or even from thy dwelling-place, their whatsoever fickness there be :

prayer and their supplications and main29 Then what prayer, or what supplica- tain their cause, and forgive thy people tion foever shall be made of any man, which have sinned againk thee. or of all thy people Israel, when every 40 Now, my God, let ( I beseech one shall know his own sore, and his chee ) chine eyes be open, and let thine own gricf, and shall spread forth his ears be atrent unto the prayer that is made hands in this house :

in this place. 30 Then hear chou from heaven thy 4! Now cherefore arise, O LORD dwelling-place, and forgive, and renGod, into thy refting, place, thou, and der unto every man according unto all the ark of thy ftrength: let thy priests, his ways, whose heart thou knoweft : O LORD God be cloched with salvation, (for chou only.kpoweft the hearts of the and let chy saints rejoyce in goodness. children of men)

42 O LORD God, turn not away the 31 That they may fear chee, to walk face of thine anointed : remember the in thy ways so long as they live in the mercies of David thy servant. land which chou gaveft unto our fachers.

CHA P. VII. 32 Ç Moreover, concerning the stran- 1 God giving testimony to Solomons prayger, which is not of chy people Israel, er, ihe people worship him. Solobut is come from a far country for thy mons sacrifice. and thy stretched out arm; if chey come end of praying the fire came and pray in this house:

down from heaven, and consumed the 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and even from thy dwelling-place, and do the glory of the LORD filled the house. according to all that the stranger cal- 2 And the priests could not enter inlech to chee for ; that all people of che to che house of the LORD, because the earch may know thy name, and fear glory of the LORD had filled the LORDS thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may boule.


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3 And when all the children of Israel 14 If my people which are called by saw how the fire came down, and the my name, Thall humble themselves and glory of the Lord upon the house, they pray, and seek my face, and rurn from bowed themselves with their faces to their wicked ways: then will I hear che ground upon the pavement, and from heaven, and will forgive their fin, worshipped, and praised the LORD, Say- and will heal their land. ing, For he is good, for his mercy endu- 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and reth for ever.

mine ears attent unto the prayer that is 4. Then the king and all the peo- made in this place. ple offered sacrifices before the LORD. 16 For now have I chosen and sancti.

5 And king Solomon offered a sacri- fied this house, that my name may be fice of twenty and two thousand oxen, there for ever : and mine eyes and mine and an hundred and twenty thousand heart shall be there perpetually. Theep : fo the king and all the people 17 And as for thee, if chou wilt walk dedicated the house of God.

before me, as David thy father walked, 6 And the priests waited on their and do according to all that I have offices : the Levites also with instru- commanded thee, and shalc obferve my ments of musick of the LORD, which statutes and my judgments : David the king bad made to praise the 18 Then will' I ftablish the throne of LORD, because his mercy endureth for thy kingdom, according as I have coveever, when David praised by their mi- nanted with David thy father, saying, niftry: and the priests founded trum- There shall not fail thee a man to be rupets before them, and all Ifrael stood. ler in Israel. 7. Moreover, Solomon hallowed the

19 But if ye turn away and forsake middle of the court that was before the my. Atatutes and my commandments, house of the LORD: for there he offer which I have set before you, and thall ed burnt-offerings, and the fat of the go and serve other gods, and worship peace-offerings, because the brasen al- lihem : tar which Solomon had made, was not 20 Then will I pluck them up by the able to receive che burnt-offerings, and roots out of my land which I have given the meat-offerings, and the fat. them; and this house which I have

8 © Also at the same time Solomon fan&ified for my name, will I cast out kept the feast seven days, and all Israel of my fight, and will make it to be a with him, a very great congregation, proverb, and a by-word among all nafrom the entring in of Hamath, unto tions. the river of Egypt.

21 And this house which is high, 9 And in the eighth day they made a shall be an astonishment to every one folemn assembly : for they kept the de- that passeth by it ; so that he shall say, dication of the altar seven days, and the Why hath the LORD done thus unto this feaft seven days.

land, and unto this house? 10 and on the three and twentieth 22 And it shall be answered, Becaufe day of the seventh month, he sent the they forlook the LORD God of their people away into their tents, glad and fathers, which brought them forth out merry in heart for the goodness that the of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on LORD had shewed unto David, and to other gods, and worshipped them, and Solomon, and to Israel his people. served them : therefore hach he brought

11 Thus Solomon finished the house all chis evil upon chem. of the LORD, and the kings house :

CHA P. VIII. and all that came into Solomons heart 1 Solomons buildings. 7 The Gentiles made to make in the house of the LORD, tributaries. 12 Solomons yearly sacrifices, and in his own house, he prosperously Nd it came to pass (at the end effected.

12 I And the LORD appeared to So- mon had built the house of the LORD, lomon by night, and said unto him, and his own house ) I have heard thy prayer, and have cho- 2 That the cities which Huram had fen this place to my self for an house of restored to Solomon, Solomon build facrifice.

them, and caused the children of Israel 13 If I shut up heaven that there be to dwell there. no rain, or if I command the locufts to 3 And Solomon went to Hamacho vour the land, or if I send pestilence zobab, and prevailed against it. ng my people;

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The queen of Sheba. derness, and all the store-cities, which prepared unto the day of the foundation he built in Hamach.

of the house of the LORD, and until it 5 Also he built Bech-horon the upper, was finished : fo che house of the LORD and Bech-horon the nether, fenced ci- was perfected. ties, with walls, gates, and bars: 17 ( Then went Solomon to Ezion

6 And Baalath, and all the store-ci- geber, and to Eloth, at the sea-side in ties that Solomon had, and all the chari- the land of Edom. Ot-cities, and the cities of the horsemen, 18 And Huram sent him by the hands and all that Solomon desired to build in of his servants, ships, and servants chac Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and through-had knowledge of the sea, and they out all the land of his dominion. went wich, che servants of Solomon to

ç. As for all the people that were Ophir, and took chence four hundred left of the Hitrites, and the Amorites, and fifty talents of gold, and brought and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and them to king Solomon. che Jebusites which were not of Israel;

CHA P. IX. 8 But of their children who were 1 The queen of Sheba admireth Somo left after them in the land, whom the lomon's wisdom. 13 His riches, 29 and children of Israel consumed not; chem dearn.

Nd when the heard this day.

9 But of the children of Israel did So- to prove Solomon with hard questions lomon make no servants for his work : at Jerusalem, with a very great compas but they were men of war, and chief of ny, and camels that bare spices, and gold his captains, and caprains of his chari- in abundance, and precious stones : and ots and horsemen.

when she was come to Solomon, she 10 And these were the chief of king communed with bim of all that was in Solomons officerseven two hundred and her heart. fifty, that bare rule over the people. 2 And Solomon told her all her que

11 And Solomon brought up the Ations: and there was nothing hid from daughter of Pharaoh, out of the city Solomon which he told her not. of David, unto the house that he had 3. And when the queen of Sheba had built for her: for he said, My wife shall seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the not dwell in the house of David king of house that he had built. Israel, because the places are holy, where- 4 And the meat of his table, and the unto the ark of che LORD hach come. fitting of his servants, and the attend

12 ( Then Solomon offered burnt- ance of his ministers, and their apparel, offerings unto the LORD, on the altar of his cup-bearers also, and their apparel, che LORD, which be bad built before and his ascent by which he went up into the porch :

the house of the LORD ; there was no 13 Even after a certain rate every more spirit in her. day, offering according to the com- s And the said to the king, It was a mandment of Moses, on the fabbachs, true report which I heard in mine own and on the new-moons, and on the ro- land of thine aâs, and of thy wisdom : lemn feasts, three times in the year, e- 6 Howbeit, I believed not their ven in the feast of unleavened bread, and words, until I came, and mine eyes had in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of seen it: and behold, the one half of the tabernacles.

greatness of thy wisdom was not told 14 ( And he appointed, according me : for chou exceedest che fame chat I to the order of David his father, the heard. courses of che priests to their service, 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are and the Levites to cheir charges, to praise these chy servants, which stand continue and minifter before che priests, as the ally before thee, and hear thy wisdom, duty of every day required : che por- 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God which ters alloby their courses, at every gate : delighted in thee, to set thee on his for so had David che man of God com- chrone, to be king for che LORD thy God: manded.

becaule chy God loved Israel, to establish 15 And they departed not from the chem for ever, cherefore made he thee commandment of the king unto the king over chem, to do judgment and priests and Levites, concerning any mat- justice. ter, or concerning the treasures. 9 And she gave the king an hundred 16 Now all the work of Solomon was and twenty talents of gold, and of spice

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