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4 Also Cedar-trees in abundance: for the Zidonians, and they of Tyre, brought much Cedar-wood to David.

5 And David said, Solomon my Son is young and tender, and the House that is to be builded for the Lord, must be

EXCEEDING MAGNIFICAL, of FAME, and of Glory

throughout all Countries: I will therefore now make Preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his Death.

6 Then he called for Solomon his Son, and charged him to build an House for the Lord God of Israel.

7 And David said to Solomon, My Son, as for me, it was in my Mind to build an House unto the Name of the Lord my God.

8 But the Word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Thou hast shed Blood abundantly, and hast made great Wars: thou shalt not build an House unto my Name, because thou hast shed much Blood upon the Earth in my fight.

9 Behold, a Son shall be born to thee, who shall be a Man of Rest, and I will give him Rest from all his Enemies round about: for his Name shall be Solomon, and I will give Peace and Quietness unto Israel in his Days.

Io He shall build an House for my Name, and he shall be my Son, and I will be his Father, and I will establish the Throne of his Kingdom over Israel for Ever.

Ii Now, my Son, the Lord be with thee, and prospsr thou, and build the House of the Lord thy God, as he hath said of thee.

12 Only the Lord give thee Wisdom and UnderStanding, and give thee Charge concerning Israel, that thou mayst Keep the Law of the Lord thy God.

13 Then shalt thou Prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the Statutes and Judgments which the Lord charged Mofes with concerning Israel: be strong and of good Courage, Dread not, nor be Dismayed.

14 Now behold, in my Trouble I have prepared for the House of the Lord an * Hundred Thousand Talents of Gold, and a Thousand Thousand Talents of Silver; and of Brass, and Iron, without weight (for it is in abundance:) Timber also and Stone have I prepared, and thou mayest add thereto.

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15 Moreover,

15 Moreover, there are Workmen with thee in abundance, Hewers, and Workers of Stone and Timber, and all manner of cunning Men for every manner of Work.

16 Of the Gold, the Silver, and the Brass, and the Iron, there is no Number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.

17 David also commanded all the Princes of Israel to help Solomon his Son, saying,

18 * Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given you Rest on every fide? for he hath given the Inhabitants of the Land into mine Hand, and the Land is Subdued before the Lord, and before his People.

19 Now set your Heart and your Soul to Seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye the Sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, and the holy Vessels of God, into the House that is to be built in the Name of the Lord.

CHAP. XXIII.

1 David in bis old Age maketh Solomon King. 2 The Number and Distribution of the Levites. 7 The Families of the Gerjhonites. 12 The Sons of Kohath. 21 The Sons of Merari. 24 The Office of the Lroites.

Ver. 1 QO when David was old and sull of Days, he made \3 Solomon his Son King over Israel.

2 And he gathered together all the Princes of Israel, with the Priests and the Levites.

3 Now the Levites were numbred from the Age of thirty Years, and upward: and their Number by their Polls, Man by Man, was Thirty and Eight Thousand.

4 Of which, Twenty and Four Thousand were to set forward the Work of the House of the Lord: and Six Thousand were Officers and Judges.

5 Moreover, Four Thousand were Porters, and Four Thousand Praised the Lord with the Instruments Which I made (said David) to Praise therewith.

6 And David Divided them into Courses among the Sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

13 The Sons of Amram; Aaron and Mofes: and Aaron

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was was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy Things, he and his Sons for ever, to burn Incense before the Lord, to minister unto him, and to bless in his Name for ever.

14 Now concerning Moses the Man of God, his Sons were named of the Tribe of Levi.

15 The Sons of Moses were Gerfhom and Eliezer.

25 David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given Rest unto his People, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever;

26 And also unto the Levites: they (hall no more carry the Tabernacle, nor any Veflels of it for the Service thereof.

2 8 Because their Office was to wait on the Sons of Aaron, for the Service of the House of the Lord, in the Courts, and in the Chambers, and in the purifying of all holy Things, and the Work of the Service of the House of God j

30 And to stand every Morning to Thank and Praise the Lord, and likewise at Even:

31 And to offer all Burnt-sacrifices unto the Lord in the Sabbaths, in the New-moons, and on the set Feasts, by Number, according to the Order commanded unto them continually before the Lord:

3 z And that they should keep the Charge of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the Charge of the Holy Place, and the Charge of the Sons of Aaron their Brethren, in the Service of the House of the Lord.

CHAP. XXIV.

1 The Divisions of the Sons of Aaron by Lot into four and twenty Orders. 20 The Kobathites, 27 and the Merarites divided by Lot.

CHAP. XXV.

1 The Number and Offices of the Singers. 8 Their Division by Lot into four and twenty Orders.

Ver. i"\TOREOVER, David and the Captains of the

Js\. Host separated to the Service of the Sons of

Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jedothun, who should

Prophesy with Harps, with Psalteries, and with

Cymbals: Cymbals: and the Number of the Workmen, according to their Service, was:

2 Of the Sons of Asaph, and under the Hands of Asaph, which Prophesied according to the Order of the King.

3 Of the Sons of Jeduthun, Under the Hands of their Father, who Prophesied with a Harp, to give Thanks, and to Praise the Lord.

5 The Sons of Heman, the King's Seer in the Words of God, to lift up the Horn. And God gave to Heman, fourteen Sons and three Daughters.

6 All thefe were under tjie Hands of their Father, for Songs in the House of the Lord with Cymbals, Psalteries, and Harps for the Service of the House of God, according to the King's Order, to Asaph, Jeduthun, and HeMan.

7 So the Number of them, with their Brethren that were instructed in the Songs of the Lord, even all that were cunning, was Two Hundred Fourscore and Eioht.

8 And they cast Lots, Ward against Ward, as well the small as the great, the Teacher as the Scholar.

CHAP. XXVI.

1 The Division of the Porters. 13 The Gates assigned by Lot. zo The Levites that had Charge of the Treasures. 29 Off* cers and Judges.

CHAP. XXVII.

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1 The twelve Captains for every several Month. 16 The Princes ef the twelve Tribes. 2 3 The numbering of the People is hindred. 25 Davids several Officers,

Ver. 1 "VJOW the Children of Israel after their Number, jLN to wit, the chief Fathers and Captains of thousands and hundreds, and their Officers that served the King in any Matter of the Courses, which came in and went out Month by Month, throughout all the Months of the Year, of every Course were twenty and four thousand.

23 But David took not the Number of them from twenty Years old and under: because the Lord had said, he would increase Israel like to the Stars of the Heavens.

24 Joab the Son of Zeruiah began to number, but he

K k k. finished finished not, because there sell Wrath for it against Israel, neither was the Number put in the Account of the Chronicles of King David.

CHAP. XXVIII.

t David in a solemn Assembly, having declared God's Favour

to him, and Promise to his Son Solomon, exhorteth them to fear

God: 9, 20 He encourageth Solomon to build the Temple:

11 He giveth him Patterns for the Form; and Gold and 5/7

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Ver. 1 AND David assembled all the Princes of Israel, and MX the Captains of the Companies that ministred Co the King by Course.

2 Then David>the King Stood up upon his Feet, and feid, Hear me, my Brethren, and my People, As for me, I had in mine Heart to build an House of Rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, and for the FootStool of our God, and had made ready for the Building:

3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an House for my Name, because thou hast been a Man of War, and hast shed Blood.

4 » Howbeit, the LORD '6" xlix. 10 The Scepter shall

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fore all the House of my til Shiloh come, and unto him

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Bah to be Ruler; and of the House of Judah, the House of my Father; and among the Sons of my Father, he liked me to make me King over all Israel:

5 And of all my Sons (for the Lord hath given me many Sons) he hath Chosen Solomon my Son to fit upon the Throne of the Kingdom of the Lord over Israel.

6 And he said unto me, Solomon, thy Son, he shall Build my House and my Courts: for I have chofen him to be my Son, and I will be his Father.

7 Moreover, I will Establish his Kingdom for Ever* if he be Constant to Do My Commandments and my Judgments, as at this Day.

8 Now therefore in. the fight of all Israel the Congregation of the Lord, and in the Audience of our God, Keep and Sexk for all the Commandments of the Lord

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