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Tile princes of the twelve tribes. CHAP. XXVII, XXVIII. David's several officers. the reign of David they were sought for, and 23 But David took not the number of them there were found among them mighty men of from twenty years old and under: because the valour at Jazer of Gilead.

LORD had said he would increase Israel like to 32 And his brethren, men of valour, were two the stars of the heavens. thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the but he finished not, because there fell wrath for Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for every it against Israel ; neither was the number put in matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king. the account of the chronicles of king David. CHAP. XXVII.

25 1 And over the king's treasures was AzmaThe captains for every month. veth the son of Adiel: and over the store-houses ber, to wit, the chief fathers, and captains in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Ūzziah : of thousands and hundreds, and their officers 26 And over them that did the work of the field that served the king in any matter of the courses, for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub. which came in and went out month by month 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Rathroughout all the months of the year, of every mathite: over the increase of the vineyards for course were twenty and four thousand. the wine-cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite: 2 Over the first course for the first month was 28 And over the olive-trees and the sycamoreJashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course trees that were in the low plains was Baal-hanan were twenty and four thousand.

the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash: 3 of the children of Perez was the chief of all 29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was the captains of the host for the first month. Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the herds that

4 And over the course of the second month was were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course was Mik- 30 Over the canels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: loth also the ruler: in his course likewise were and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite: twenty and four thousand.

31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. 5 The third captain of the host for the third month All these were the rulers of the substance which was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: was king David's. and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 32 Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was a coun6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among sellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons : was Ammizabad his son.

33 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: 7 The fourth captain for the fourth month was and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion: Asahcl the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his 34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son son after him: and in his course were twenty of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the and four thousand.

king's army was Joab. 8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was

CHAP. XXVIII. Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were David exhurteth the princes. twenty and four thousand

David assembled all the princes of Israel, the son of Ikkcsh the Tekoite: and in his course the companies that ministered to the king by were twenty and four thousand.

course, and the captains over the thousands, and 10 The seventh captain for the seventh month captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over was Helez the Peloníte,of the children of Ephraim: all the substance and possession of the king, and and in his course were twenty and four thousand. of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty

11 The eighth captain for the eighth month was men, and with all the valiant men unto Jerusalem. Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Žarhites: and in 2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, his course were twenty and four thousand. and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: 12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was As for me, I had in my heart to build a house of Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and in his course were twenty and four thousand. for the footstool of our God, and had made ready * 13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was for the building: Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a in his course were twenty and four thousand. house for my name, because thou hast been aman

14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month of war, and hast shed blood. was Benaiah the Pírathonite, of the children of 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me beEphraim: and in his course were twenty and fore all the house of my father to be king over Isfour thousand.

rael for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in my father ; and among the sons of my father he his course were twenty and four thousand. liked me to make me king over all Israel :

16 11 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD of Maachah :

over Israel. 17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Ke-6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall muel: of the Aaronites, Zadok:

build my house and my courts : for I have cho18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of Da- sen him to be my son, and I will be his father. vid : of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael : 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever,

19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: if he be constant to do my commandments and of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel: my judgments, as at this day.

20 of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel congregation of the Lord, and in the audience the son of Pedaiah:

of our God, keep and seek for all the command 21 of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo ments of the LORD your God : that ye may posthe son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the sess this good land, and leave it for an inheri son of Abner:

tance for your children after you for ever. 22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These 9 1 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the were th: princes of the tribes of Israel. God of thy father, and serve him with a perfec.

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Padi's exhortation to Solomon. 1. CHRONICLES. His thanksgiving and prayen heart, and with a willing mind: for the LORD 4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the golet searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silimaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, ver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal : he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, 5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for he will cast thee off for ever.

things of silver, and for all manner of work in 10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen be made by the hands of artificers. And who then thee to build a house for the sanctuary: bestrong, is willing to consecrate his service this day unto and do it.

the LORD ? 11 11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the 6 1 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king's chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours there-work, offered willingly, of, and of the place of the mercy-seat,

7 And gave for the service of the house of God 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand Epirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of and of all the chambers round about, of the treasu- brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred ries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of thousand talents of iron, the dedicated things :

8 And they with whom precious stones were 13 Also for the courses of the priests and the found gave them to the treasure of the house of the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the Lord, by the hand of Jebiel the Gershonite. house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of ser- 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered vice in the house of the LORD.

willingly, because with perfect heart they offer14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, ed willingly to the Lord: and David the king for all instruments of all manner of service; sil- also rejoiced with great joy. ver also for all instruments of silver by weight, 101 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all for all instruments of every kind of service: the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou,

15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every 11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the powcandlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for er, and the glory, and the victory, and the ma the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the jesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, ac-earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, cording to the use of every candlestick.

and thou art exalted as head above all. 16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of 12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou shew-bread, for every table; and likewise silver reignest over all; and in thy hand is power and for the tables of silver:

might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and 17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, and the to give strength unto all. bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and he gave gold by weight for every bason; and like-praise thy glorious name. wise silver by weight for every bason of silver : '14 But who am I, and what is my people, that

18. And for the altar of incense refined gold by we should be able to offer so willingly after this weight ; and gold for the pattern of the chariot sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own of thecherubims, that spread out their wings, and have we given thee. covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 15 For we are strangers before thce, and sojourn19 All this, said David, the LORD made me un Jers, as were all our fathers: our days on the carth derstand in writing by his hand upon me, even are as a shadow, and there is none abiding, all the works of this pattern.

16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have 20 And David said to Solomon his son, Bestrong, prepared to build thee a house for thy holy name and of good courage, and do it : fear not, nor cometh of thy hand, and is all thine own. be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, 17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the will be with ihee; he will not fail thee, nor for- heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for sake thee, until thou hast finished all the work me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingfor the service of the house of the LORD. ly offered all these things: and now have I seen

21 And behold, the courses of the priests and the with joy thy people, which are present here, to Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the offer willingly unto thee. service of the house of God: and there shall be 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Iy with thee for all manner of workmanship every rael, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagi. willing skilful man, for any manner of service: nation of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, also the princes and all the people will be wholly and prepare their heart unto thee: at thy commandment.

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect CHAP. XXIX.

heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimoThe free gifts for the temple. nies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, TURTHERMORE David the king said unto and to build the palace, for the which I have

all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom made provision. alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, 20 1 And David said to all the congregation, and the work is great; for the palace is not for Now bless the LORD your God. And all the conman, but for the LORD God.

gregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, 2 Now I have prepared with all my might for and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the the house of my God the

gold for things to be made LORD, and the king. of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, the brass for things of brass, the iron for things and offered burnt-offerings unto the LORD, on the ofiron, and wood for things of wood; onyx-stones, morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of di- a thousands rams, and a thousand lambs, with vers colours, and all manner of precious stones, their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance and marble stones in abundance.

for all Israel : 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to 22 And did eat and drink before the Lord on the house of my God, I have of mine own proper that day with great gladness. Aud they made good, of gold and silver, which I have given to Solon on the son of David king the second time, the house of my God, over and above all that I and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief bare prepared fir the holy house,

governor, and Zadok to be priest.

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Solomon is made king.

CHAP. XXIX.

The death of David. 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, as king instead of David his father, and prosper- and thirty and three years reigned he in je ed; and all Israel obeyed him.

rusalem. 21 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and 28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, all the sons likewise of king David, submitted riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reignthemselves unto Solomon the king.

ed in his stead. 25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceed- 29 Now the acts of David the king, first and ingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed up- last, behold, they are written in the book of on him such royal majesty as had not been on Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the any king before him in Israel.

prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, 26 T Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over 30'With all his reign and his might, and the all Israel.

times that went over him, and over Israel, and 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was over all the kingdoms of the countries.

| The Second Book of the CHRONICLES. CHAP. I.

Egypt, and linen yarn : the king's merchants reSolomon's offering at Gibeon. ceived the linen yarn at a price. ND Solomon the son of David was strength- 17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. ver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty: and so

2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the brought they out horses for all the kings of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means. the judges, and to every governor in all Israel,

CHAP. II.

Solomon's message to Huram. be so Solomon, and all the congregation with A the name of the Lord, and a house for his him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation kingdom. of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD 2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten had made in the wilderness.

thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore 4 But the ark of God had David brought up thousand to hew in the mountain, and three from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David thousand and six hundred to oversee them. had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent 3 | And Solomon sent to Huram the king of for it at Jerusalem.

Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my 5 Moreover, the brazen altar, that Bezaleel the father, and didst send him cedars to build him a son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put house to dwell therein, even so deal with me. before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon 4 Behold, I build a house to the name of the and the congregation sought unto it.

Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen before him sweet incense, and for the continual altar before the LORD, which was at the taber-shew-bread, and for the burnt-offerings morning nacle of the congregation, and offered a thou- and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the newsand burnt-offerings upon it.

moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD 7 || In that night did God appear unto Solomon, our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 5 And the house which I build is great: for

8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shew- great is our God above all gods. ed great inercy unto David my father, and hast 6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing made me to reign in his stead.

the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot con9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto Da- tain him ? who am I then that I should build him vid my father be established : for thou hast made a house, save only to burn sacrifice before him? une king over a people like the dust of the earth 7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to in multitude.

work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and I may go out and come in before this people : for that can skill to grave with the cunning men that who can judge this thy people, that is so great ? are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom

11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was David my father did provide. in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, 8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and algumwealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, trees out of Lebanon : (for I know that thy serneither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked vants 4 n skill to cut timber in Lebanon ;) and wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, mayest judge my people, over whom I have 9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for inade thee king:

the house which I am about to build shall be won12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto derful great. thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, 10 And behold, I will give to thy servants, the and honour, such as none of the kings have had hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand meathat have been before thee, neither shall there sures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand any after thee have the like.

measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths 13 | Then Solomon came from his journey to of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil. the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, 11 41 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered from before the tabernacle of the congregation, in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because and reigned over Israel.

the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horse- thee king over them. men: and he had a thousand and four hundred 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who he placed in the chariot-cities, and with the hath given to David the king a wise son, endued king at Jerusalem.

with prudence and understanding, that might 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusa- build a house for the Lord, and a house for his lem as plenteous as stones, and cedar-trees made kingdom. he as the sycamore-trees that are in the vale, 13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued for abundance.

with understanding, of Huram my father's, 16 And Solomon had horses brought out of 14 The son of a woman of the daughters of The measure, &-c. of the temple. II. CHRONICLES.

The courts, instruments, &c. Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to was on the top of each of them was five cubits. work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in put them on the heads of the pillars; and made a fine finen, and in crimson; also to grave any man- hundred pomegranates,and putthem on thechains. ner of graving, and to find out every device which 17 And he reared up the pillars before the temshall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and ple, one on the right hand, and the other on the with the cunning men of my lord David thy father. left; and called the name of that on the right hand

15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz. oil, and the wine which my lord hath spoken of,

CHAP. IV. let him send unto his servants ;

Altar of brass, molten sea, fc. 16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as MOREOVER

he made

an altarof brass, twento thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt cubits the breadth thercof, and ten cubits thie carry it up to Jerusalem.

height thereof. 17 | And Solomon numbered all the strangers 2 1 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits that were in the land of Israel, after the number- from brim to brim, round in compass, and five ing wherewith David his father had numbered cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty them; and they were found a hundred and fifty cubits did compass it round about. thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of which did compass it round about: ten in a cuthem to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore bit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three of oxen were cast, when it was cast. thousand and six hundred overseers to set the 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking to. people a-work.

ward the north, and three looking toward the west, CHAP. III.

and three looking toward the south, and three Building of Solomon's temple. looking toward the east: and thesea was set above

to . the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, 5 And the thickness of it was a handbreadth, where the LORD appeared unto David his fa- and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a ther, in the place that David had prepared in the cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

held three thousand bathis. 2 And he began to build in the second day of the 6 T He made also ten lavers, and put on the second month, in the fourth year of his reign. right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them:

311 Now these are the things wherein Solomon such things as they offered for the burnt-offering was instructed for the building of the house of they washed in them; but the sea was for the God. The length by cubits after the first mea- priests to wash in. sure was threescore cubits, and the breadth 7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold accordtwenty cubits.

ing to their form, and set them in the temple, five 4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, on the right hand, and five on the left. the length of it was according to the breadth of 8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the the house, twenty cubits, and the height was a temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within And he inade a hundred basons of gold. with pure gold.

9 1 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, 5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir-tree, and the great court, and doors for the court, and which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon overlaid the doors of them with brass. palm-trees and chains.

10 And he set the sea on the right side of the 6 And he garnished the house with precious east end, over against the south. stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of 11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, Parvaim.

and the basons. And Huram finished the work 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the that he was to make for king Solomon for the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors there- house of God; of, with gold; and graved cherubiins on the walls. 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and

8 And he made the most holy house, the length the chapiters which were on the top of the two pilwhereof was according to the breadth of the lars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pomhouse, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof mels of the chapiters which were on the top of twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, the pillars ; amounting to six hundred talents.

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiwith gold.

ters which were upon the pillars. 10And in the most holy house he made twocheru- 14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upbims of image-work, and overlaid them with gold. on the bases;

11 | And the wings of the cherubims were twen- 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. ty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshfive cubits, reaching to the wall of the house : and hooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his the other wing was likewise five cubits, reach-father make to king Solomon for the house of ing to the wing of the other cherub.

the LORD, of bright brass. 12 And one wing of the other cherub was five 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and them, in the clay ground between Succoth and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to Zeredathah. the wing of the other cherub.

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in 13 The wings of these cherubims spread them- great abundance: for the weight of the brass selves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on could not be found out. their feet, and their faces were inward.

19 1 And Solomon made all tlie vessels that were 14 1 And he made the vail of blue, and purple, for the house of God, the golden altar also, and and crimson, and fine linen; and wrought cheru- the tables whereon the shew-bread was set ; bims thereon.

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, 15 Also he made before the house two pillars of that they should burn after the inanner before the thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that oracle, of pure gold;

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A cloud filleth the temple.

CHAP. V, VI.

Solomon's prayet 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the 4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold; who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he

22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, spoons, and the censers, of pure gold : and the 5 Since the day that I brought forth my people entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among the most holy place, and the doors of the house all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that of the temple, were of gold.

my name might be there; neither chose I any CHAP. V.

man to be a ruler over my people Israel : The solemn induction of the ark. 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name house of the LORD was finished: and Solo- over my people Israel.

have chosen David to be mon brought in all the things that David his fa- 7 Now it was in the heart of David my father ther had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, to build a house for the name of the LORD God and all the instruments, put he among the trea- of Israel ; sures of the house of God.

8 But the Lord said to David my father, For2 1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Js- asmuch as it was in thy heart to build a house for rael, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of my name,thou didst well in that it was in thy heart: the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jeru- 9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not build the salem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the house ; but thy son which shall come forth out of LORD 'out of the

city of David, which is Zion. thy Joins, he shall build the house for my name. 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled 10 The Lord therefore hath performed his word themselves unto the king in the feast which was that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the in the seventh month.

room of David my father, and am set on the throne 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built Levites took up the ark.

the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 5 And they brought up the ark, and the taber-11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the nacle of the congregation, and all the holy ves- covenant of the LORD, that he made with the sels that were in the tabernacle, these did the children of Israel. priests and the Levites bring up.

12 1 And he stood before the altar of the LORD 6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, of Israel that were assembled unto him before and spread forth his hands : the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could 13 (For Solomon bad made a brazen scaffold, of not be told nor numbered for multitude.

five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three 7 And the priests brought in the ark of the cove-cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: nant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of and upon it be stood, and kneeled down upon his the house, into the most holy place, even under knees before all the congregation of Israel, and the wings of the cherubims :

spread forth his hands toward heaven,). 8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God over the place of the ark, and the cherubims like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth ; which covered the ark, and the staves thereof above. keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy ser9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that vants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: the ends of the staves were seen from the ark 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant Dabefore the oracle; but they were not seen with vid my father that which thou hast promised out. And there it is unto this day.

him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast ful10 There was nothing in the ark save the two filled it with thy hand, as it is this day. tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep the LORD made a covenant with the children of with thy servant David my father that which Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not 11 11 And it came to pass, when the priests were fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne come out of the holy place : (for all the priests of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to that were present were sanctified, and did not their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walk then wait by course :

ed before me. 12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto their sons and their brethren; being arrayed in thy servant David. white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and 18 But will God in very deed dwell with men harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven them a hundred and twenty priests sounding of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less with trumpets :)

this house which I have built ! 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy singers were as one, to make one sound to be servant, and to his supplication, o Lord my heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and God, to hearken unto the cry and the pray:1 when they lifted up their voice with the trum which thy servant prayeth before thee: pets and cymbals and instruments of music, and 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for day and night, upon the place whereof thou hasi his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house said, that thou wouldest put thy name there; to was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; hearken unto the prayer which thy servant pray

14 So that the priests could not stand to minis eth toward this place. ter by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of LORD had filled the house of God.

thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they CHAP, VÍ.

shall make toward this place: bear thou from Solomon blesseth God.

thy dwelling-place, even from heaven; and when THEN said. Solomon, Tbehiak hath said that thou hearest, forgive.

22 11 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an 2 But I have built a house of habitation for thee, oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

the oath come before thine altar in this house ; 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and whole congregation of Israel: and all the con- judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by gregatio i of Israel stood.

Trecompensing his way upon his own head : and

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