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Solomon's wisdom proved.


The extent of his kingdom.

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b Num. 32. 41.

k Gen. 43. 30.
Is. 19. 15.
Jer. 31. 20.
Hos. 11. 8.


1 Or. to Ma. hana in

B. C. 1014. but the living is my son, and the dead to him pertained Socoh, and all the B. C. 1014.1

is thy son. And this said, No; but land of Hepher:
the dead is thy son, and the living is 11 | The son of Abinadab, in all the Or, Ben-

Thus they spake before the region of Dor; which had Taphath

the daughter of Solomon to wife :
23 Then said the king, The one saith, 12 Baana the son of Ahilud ; to him
This is my son that liveth, and thy pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and
son is the dead : and the other saith, all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah
Nay; but thy son is the dead, and beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to
my son is the living.

Abel-meholah, even unto the place that
24 And the king said, Bring me a is beyond Jokneam :
sword. And they brought a sword 13 il The son of Geber, in Ramoth- 1 Or, Ben

geber. before the king.

gilead ; to him pertained "the towns 25 And the king said, Divide the of Jair the son of Manasseh, which living child in two, and give half to are in Gilead; to him also pertained the one, and half to the other.

i the region of Argob, which is in Ba-i Deut. 3. 4 26 Then spake the woman whose the shan, threescore great cities with walls

living child was unto the king, for and brazen bars : + Heb. were

kher bowels t yearned upon her son, 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had
and she said, O my lord, give her the Mahanaim :
living child, and in no wise slay it. 15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also
But the other said, Let it be neither took Basmath the daughter of Solo-
mine nor thine, but divide it.

mon to wife :
27 Then the king answered and said, 16 Baanah the son of Hushai was
Give her the living child, and in no in Asher and in Aloth :
wise slay it: she is the mother there- 17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah,

in Issachar :
28 And all Israel heard of the judg- 18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Ben-

ment which the king had judged; and jamin: I ver. 9, 11, 12. they feared the king : for they saw 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the + Heb. in the that the 'wisdom of God was t in him country of Gilead, in the country of * Deut. S. & midst of him. to do judgment.

Sihon king of the Amorites, and of

Og king of Bashan; and he was the

only officer which was in the land.
Solomon's princes. 7 His troelve officers for pro- 20 | Judah and Israel were many,
vision, 29 The prosperity and extent of his king.
dom. 22 His daily provision. B His stables. 29 'as the sand which is by the sea in

multitude, eating and drinking, and

m Ps. 72. 5, 7. Israel.

21 And Solomon reigned over all 2 And these were the princes which kingdoms from the river unto the

he had; Azariah the son of Zadok land of the Philistines, and unto the || Or, the chief | the priest,

border of Egypt: P they brought pres- p Ps. 68. 2. & officer.

3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of ents, and served Solomon all the days 11 Or, secreta- Shisha, ll scribes; a Jehoshaphat the of his life. son of Ahilud, the Il recorder.

22 | And Solomon's + provision for + Heb. bread. brancer.

4 And • Benaiah the son of Jehoiada one day was thirty + measures of fine + Heb. cora.
was over the host : and Zadok and flour, and threescore measures of meal,
* Abiathar were the priests :

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen c See ch. 2. 27. 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan out of the pastures, and a hundred

was over d the officers : and Zabud the sheep, besides harts, and roebucks, and - 2 Sam. 8. 18. son of Nathan was principal officer, fallow deer, and fatted fowl. and 'the king's friend :

24 For he had dominion over all the 6 And Ahishar was over the house- | region on this side the river, from 1 Chr. 27. 33. hold: and 5 Adoniram the son of Abda Tiphsah even to || Azzah, over 4 all the That is, Or, levy. was over the li tribute.

kings on this side the river: and 'he & ch. 5. 14.

7 1 And Solomon had twelve offi- had peace on all sides round about 1 Chr. 229.
cers over all Israel, which provided him.
victuals for the king and his house- 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt
hold: each man his month in a year + safely, every man under his vine

+ Heb. con

dertly. made provision. and under his fig tree, "from Dan Mic. 4. 4.

Zech. & 10 | Or, Ben-hur. 8 And these are their names : !! The even to Beer-sheba, all the days of

u Judg. 20. 1. son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: Solomon.

I ch. 10. 28. | Or, Ben- 9 | The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and 26 [ And Solomon had forty thou- 2 Chr. 1. 16

in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and sand stalls of y horses for his chariots,

Elon-beth-hanan : || Or, Ben

and twelve thousand horsemen. hered.

10 1 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth ; 27 And z those officers provided

His wisdom.

I Gen 22 17. ch. 3. & Prov. 14. 2

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Mic, 4.4 2 Chr. 9. 26 Ps. 72. 8. o Gen. 15. 18 Josh. l. 4.

72. 10, 11.

ries. || Or, remem

a 2 Sam. 8. 16.

& 20. 24. b ch. 2. 35.

d ver. 7.

& 20. 26, 1 2 Sam. 15.37. & 16. 16.

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Solomon's great wisdom.


Hiram's message to him.

beasts, Eth. 8. 14. Juic 1. 13. ich. 12.

See Acta 7. 22

ch, S. 12 + Chr. 15.19. Ps, ride,

B. C. 1014. victuals for king Solomon, and for all with thy servants : and unto thee B. C. 1014.

that came unto king Solomon's table, will I give hire for thy servants ac-
every man in his month : they lacked cording to all that thou shalt t ap- + Heb. say.

point: for thou knowest that there 28 Barley also and straw for the is not among us any that can skill Or, mules, horses and I dromedaries brought they to hew timber like unto the Sidoor, poist

unto the place where the officers were, nians.
every man according to his charge. 7 | And it came to pass, when Hi-

29 [ And - God gave Solomon wis- ram heard the words of Solomon, that
dom and understanding, exceeding he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed
much, and largeness of heart, even be the Lord this day, which hath given
as the sand that is on the sea shore. unto David a wise son over this great

30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled people.
Gen. 25. 6. the wisdom of all the children bof the 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, say-

east country, and all the wisdom of ing, I have + considered the things + Heb. heard. Egypt.

which thou sentest to me for: and 31 For he was a wiser than all men; I will do all thy desire concerning

• than Ethan the Ezrahite, ' and He- timber of cedar, and concerning timi Gel Chr. 2. man, and Chalcol, and Darda, the ber of fir.

sons of Mahol; and his fame was in 9 My servants shall bring them down
all nations round about.

from Lebanon unto the sea ; i and I
32 And he spake three thousand will convey them by sea in floats un-
proverbs : and his " songs were to the place that thou shalt t appoint + Heb. send.
thousand and five.

me, and will cause them to be dis33 And he spake of trees, from the charged there, and thou shalt receive cedar tree that is in Lebanon even them: and thou shalt accomplish my unto the hyssop that springeth out of desire, in giving food for my house- \, See Ezra S. the wall: he spake also of beasts, and hold. of fowl, and of creeping things, and 10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar of fishes.

trees and fir trees according to all his 34 And 'there came of all people to desire. hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all 11 'And Solomon gave Hiram twenty kings of the earth, which had heard thousand + measures of wheat for food + Heb. cors. of his wisdom.

to his household, and twenty measures

of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to

Hiram year by year.
Hiram congratulateth Solomon. 2 He is informed of 12 And the Lord gave Solomon wis-
his purpose to build the temple; and desired to fur-
nish him with timber. 7 Their agreement concerning dom, mas he promised him: and there
this matter. 13 The number of Solomon's workmen.

was peace between Hiram and Solo

i 2 Chr. 2. 16.

512 7. 83, title. Prop. 1.1. Loc. 129. à Cart. 1.1.


7. Ez, 27.17. Acts 12. 20.

19.1. 2Cbr. 1,3

I See 2 Chr. 2. 10.

m ch. 3. 12.

yer, 1918

Ch.23, Hares.

A NbroaHiramking of Tyre sent his month and they two made a league

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Dch. 4. 6.

och. 9. 21.

servants unto ; for he had heard that they had anointed him 13 [ And king Solomon raised a 3. king in the room of his father: b for + levy out of all Israel ; and the levy + Heb. tribute

Hiram was ever a lover of David. was thirty thousand men.

2 And · Solomon sent to Hiram, say- 14 And he sent them to Lebanon,

ten thousand a month hy courses : a
3 'Thou knowest how that David my month they were in Lebanon, and two

father could not build a house unto months at home: and " Adoniram was Chr. 22.8. the name of the LORD his God, " for over the levy. the wars which were about him on 15 ° And Solomon had threescore

2 Chr, 2.17.18.
every side, until the Lord put them and ten thousand that bare burdens,
under the soles of his feet.

and fourscore thousand hewers in the
4 But now the Lord my God hath mountains ;
given me e rest on every side, so that 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's
there is neither adversary nor evil oc- officers which were over the work,

three thousand and three hundred,
5 And, behold, I + purpose to build which ruled over the people that

a house unto the name of the Lord wrought in the work.
flum. 7. 13. my God, é as the LORD spake unto 17 And the king commanded, and

David my father, saying, Thy son, they brought great stones, costly
whom I will set upon thy throne in stones, and Phewed stones, to lay P1 Chr. 22. 2.
thy room, he shall build a house unto the foundation of the house.
my name.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hi-
6 Now therefore command thou that ram's builders did hew them, and the
they hew me h cedar trees out of stonesquarers : so they prepared tim | Or, Gibliter:
Lebanon ; and my servants shall be ber and stones to build the house.

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The building of the temple.


The ornaments of the temple. !

I Ex. 25. & Lev. 26. 11. 2 Cor. 6. 16. Rev, 21. S. m Deut. Si. 6.

ver. 38.

house unto the walla,

b Acts 7. 47.

c See Ez. 41.

1, &c.

o Ex. 28. SS.
Lev. 16. 2
ch. 8. 6.
2 Cur. S. &
Ez. 45. S.
Heb. 9. 3.

ET 8.

16. & 41, 16. || Or, windows

and narrow without: or, skrudd and closed,

+ Heb, ribs.

B. C. 1012.

13 And I will dwell among the B. C. 1005.
The building of Solomon's temple. 5 The chambers children of Israel, and will notom for-
thereof. 11 God's promise concerning it. 15 The sake my people Israel.
ceiling and adorning of the house. 23 The cheru.
bim, 31 The doors. 36 The court. 37 The time

14 So Solomon built the house, and spent in building it.

finished it. a 2 Chr. 3. 1, 2. ND ait came to pass in the four 15 And he built the walls of the

hundred and eightieth year after house within with boards of cedar, the children of Israel were come out both the floor of the house, and the 11 0r, from the

floor of te of the land of Egypt, in the fourth walls of the ceiling: and he covered year of Solomon's reign over Israel, them on the inside with wood, and

and so ver. in the month Zif, which is the second covered the floor of the house with

16. † Heb. built. month, that bhet began to build the planks of fir. house of the Lord.

16 And he built twenty cubits on 2 And the house which king Solo- the sides of the house, both the floor mon built for the Lord, the length and the walls with boards of cedar: thereof was threescore cubits, and the he even built them for it within, even breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the for the oracle, even for the most holy height thereof thirty cubits.

place. 3 And the porch before the temple 17 And the house, that is, the temof the house, twenty cubits was the ple before it, was forty cubits long. length thereof, according to the 18 And the cedar of the house withbreadth of the house; and ten cubits in was carved with | knops and topen ! or, gourde.

+ Heb. open d See Ez. 40. was the breadth thereof before the flowers : all was cedar; there was no

ings of foushouse.

stone seen. 4 And for the house he made all win- 19 And the oracle he prepared in "broad within, dows of narrow lights.

the house within, to set there the ark 5 [ And ll against the wall of the of the covenant of the Lord.

house he built et chambers round 20 And the oracle in the forepart hor, upon, or, about, against the walls of the house was twenty cubits in length, and joining + Heb. floors.

round about, both of the temple 'and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty

of the oracle: and he made + cham- cubits in the height thereof: and he e See Ez. 41.6. bers round about.

overlaid it with pure gold; and so

+ Heb. brut ( ver. 16, 19, 20, 21, 31.

6 The nethermost chamber was five covered the altar which was of cedar.
cubits broad, and the middle was six 21 So Solomon overlaid the house
cubits broad, and the third was seven within with pure gold: and he made

cubits broad: for without in the wall a partition by the chains of gold be+ Heb, nar. of the house he made + narrowed rests fore the oracle; and he overlaid it racings, or,

round about, that the beams should not with gold.
be fastened in the walls of the house. 22 And the whole house he overlaid

7 And & the house, when it was in with gold, until he had finished all 27.5, 6. ch.

building, was built of stone made the house : also Pthe whole altar that
ready before it was brought thither: I was by the oracle he overlaid with
so that there was neither hammer nor gold.
axe nor any tool of iron heard in the 23 T And within the oracle The
house, while it was in building. made two cherubim of ll olive tree, or oily.

Heb. treat of
8 The door for the middle chamber each ten cubits high.
was in the right tside of the house : 24 And five cubits was the one wing
and they went up with winding stairs of the cherub, and five cubits the
into the middle chamber, and out of other wing of the cherub : from the
the middle into the third.

uttermost part of the one wing unto 1005. 9 h So he built the house, and fin- the uttermost part of the other were Or, the vault ished it; and covered the house ll with ten cubits. beams and the ceilings beams and boards of cedar,

25 And the other cherub was ten 10 And then he built chambers cubits : both the cherubim were of b ver. 14, 38.

against all the house, five cubits one measure and one size.
high : and they rested on the house 26 The height of the one cherub
with timber of cedar.

was ten cubits, and so was it of the
11 | And the word of the Lord other cherub.

r Ex BNS came to Solomon, saying,

27 And he set the cherubim within 12 Concerning this house which thou the inner house : and 'they stretch- 1,07 the relation i ch. 2. 4. & 9. art in building, 'if thou wilt walk in ed forth the wings of the cherubim,

my statutes, and execute my judg- so that the wing of the one touched
ments, and keep all my command the one wall, and the wing of the other

ments to walk in them; then will I cherub touched the other wall; and 2 Sam. 7. 13. perform my word with thee, * which their wings touched one another in 1 Chr. 22. 10. I spake unto David thy father : the midst of the house.


6 See Deut.

5. 18.

Ex. 30. 1, % 6.

9 Ex. 37.7. 9. ? Chr. 2 10, 11, 12


+ Heb. shoul. der.

with cedar,

57. 9. 2 Chr. 5. 8.

ed forth their cikge.

The ornaments of the temple.


Hiram is brought from Tyre.

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2 Chr. 8. 11.

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B. C. 1005. 28 And he overlaid the cherubim square, with the windows: and light B. C. 1005. with gold.

was against light in three ranks.
29 And he carved all the walls of 6 1 And he made a porch of pillars ;
the house round about with carved the length thereof was fifty cubits,

figures of cherubim and palm trees and the breadth thereof thirty cubits : Heb, open and topen flowers, within and with- and the porch was I before them: and II. Or, accord. out. the other pillars and the thick beam

ing to them. 30 And the floor of the house he were il before them.

11 Or, accordoverlaid with gold, within and with- 7 Then he made a porch for the

ing to them. out.

throne where he might judge, even 31 [ And for the entering of the the porch of judgment: and it was oracle he made doors of olive tree: covered with cedar + from one side of + Heb. from

floor to floor. the lintel and side posts were la fifth the floor to the other. part of the wall.

8 | And his house where he dwelt Or, ler tes of 32 The two doors also were of olive had another court within the porch,

tree; and he carved upon them carv- which was of the like work. Solo

ings of cherubim and palm trees and mon made also a house for Pharaoh's * Morb, open- topen flowers, and overlaid them with daughter, whom he had taken to

gold, and spread gold upon the cher- wife, like unto this porch.
ubim, and upon the palm trees. 9 All these were of costly stones,

33 So also made he for the door of according to the measures of hewed
the temple posts of olive tree, ll a fourth stones, sawed with saws, within and
part of the wall.

without, even from the foundation
34 And the two doors were of fir unto the coping, and so on the outside
tree: the stwo leaves of the one door toward the great court.
were folding, and the two leaves of 10 And the foundation was of costly
the other door were folding.

stones, even great stones, stones of ten
35 And he carved thereon cherubim cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
and palm trees and open flowers : and 11 And above were costly stones,
covered them with gold fitted upon the after the measures of hewed stones,
carved work.

and cedars.
36 [ And he built the inner court 12 And the great court round about
with three rows of hewed stone, and was with three rows of hewed stones,
a row of cedar beams.

and a row of cedar beams, both for
37 [ 'In the fourth year was the the inner court of the house of the
foundation of the house of the LORD LORD, and for the porch of the house. d 2 Chr. 4. 11,
laid, in the month Zif:

13 [ And king Solomon sent and 38 And in the eleventh year, in the fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

month Bul, which is the eighth month, 14 He was ta widow's son of the + Heb. the son 101, doilk all was the house finished I throughout all tribe of Naphtali, and "his father was

the parts thereof, and according to all a man of Tyre, a worker in brass : ere, and

the fashion of it. So was he "seven and she was filled with wisdom, and
years in building it.

understanding, and cunning to work

all works in brass. And he came to CHAPTER VII.

king Solomon, and wrought all his

The building of Solomon's three houses. 13 For the
temple Hiram the workman maketh the troo pillarx,

15 For he + cast "two pillars of brass, 1. Heb. fash23 the molten sau, 27 the ten bases, 38 the ten la of eighteen cubits high apiece: and

a line of twelve cubits did compass 1005 UT Solomon was building his either of them about.

16 And he made two chapiters of he finished all his house.

molten brass, to set upon the tops 2 He built also the house of the of the pillars : the height of the one forest of Lebanon; the length thereof chapiter was five cubits, and the height was a hundred cubits, and the breadth of the other chapiter was five cubits: thereof fifty cubits, and the height 17 And nets of checker work, and thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows wreaths of chain work, for the chapiof cedar pillars, with cedar beams up- ters which were upon the top of the on the pillars.

pillars; seven for the one chapiter,
3 And it was covered with cedar and seven for the other chapiter.
above upon the + beams, that lay on 18 And he made the pillars, and two
forty five pillars, fifteen in a row. rows round about upon the one net-

4 And there were windows in three work, to cover the chapiters that were
rows, and + light was against light in upon the top, with pomegranates: and
three ranks.

so did he for the other chapiter.
5 And all the doors and posts were 19 And the chapiters that were upon

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c John 10. 23. Acts 3. 11.

Huram, See ver. 40. e 2 Chr. 2. 14.

the po

of a widow tooman. f2 Chr. 4. 16. & Ex. 31. 3. & 36. 1.

warm. il pare Tel

ters, 40 and all the utensils.

ioned. h 2 Kings 25. 17. 2 Chr. 3. 15. & 4. 12. Jer. 52. 21.

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Of the molten sea, &c.


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i See 2 Chr. 3.
16. & 4. 13.
Jer. 52. 23.
k 2 Chr. 3. 17.
1 ch. 6. 3.

shall establish.

his brim to his brim.

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Jer. 52. 20.

B.C. 1005. the top of the pillars were of lily work

32 And under the borders were four B. C. 1005. in the porch, four cubits.

wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels 20 And the chapiters upon the two were tjoined to the base and the height Heb. in the pillars had pomegranates also above, of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. over against the belly which was by 33 And the work of the wheels was the network : and the pomegranates like the work of a chariot wheel : were i two hundred in rows round their axletrees, and their naves, and about upon the other chapiter. their felloes, and their spokes, were

21 k And he set up the pillars in the all molten. porch of the temple : and he set up

34 And there were four undersetters the right pillar, and called the name to the four corners of one base : and ! That is, He thereof Jachin: and he set up the the undersetters were of the very base

left pillar, and called the name there- itself. || That is, In it of ll Boaz.

35 And in the top of the base was is strength.

22 And upon the top of the pillars there a round compass of half a cubit

was lily work: so was the work of the high : and on the top of the base the m 2 Kings 25. pillars finished.

ledges thereof and the borders thereof 2. Jer. 52. 17. 23 | And he made ma molten sea,

were of the same.
† Heb. from ten cubits + from the one brim to the 36 For on the plates of the ledges

other: it was round all about, and his thereof, and on the borders thereof,
height was five cubits: and a line of he graved cherubim, lions, and palm
thirty cubits did compass it round trees, according to the proportion of + Heb. naked-

every one, and additions round about.
24 And under the brim of it round 37 After this manner he made the
about there were knops compassing it, ten bases : all of them had one cast-
ten in a cubit, "compassing the sea ing, one measure, and one size.
round about: the knops were cast in

38 [ Then made he ten lavers of q 2 Chr. 4.6. two rows, when it was cast.

brass : one laver contained forty baths: 02 Chr. 4. 4,5. 25 It stood upon otwelve oxen, three and every laver was four cubits: and

looking toward the north, and three upon every one of the ten bases one
looking toward the west, and three laver.
looking toward the south, and three 39 And he put five bases on the
looking toward the east: and the sea right t side of the house, and five on
was set above upon them, and all the left side of the house: and he set
their hinder parts were inward. the sea on the right side of the house

26 And it was a handbreadth thick, eastward, over against the south.
and the brim thereof was wrought 40 s And + Hiram made the lavers, | Heb. Mirom.

like the brim of a cup, with flowers and the shovels, and the basins. So P. See 2 Chr. of lilies : it contained Ptwo thousand Hiram made an end of doing all the baths.

work that he made king Solomon for
27 [ And he made ten bases of brass ; the house of the LORD:
four cubits was the length of one base, 41 The two pillars, and the two bowls
and four cubits the breadth thereof, of the chapiters that were on the top
and three cubits the height of it. of the two pillars; and the two'net-

28 And the work of the bases was on works, to cover the two bowls of the
this manner : they had borders, and chapiters which were upon the top of
the borders were between the ledges : the pillars ;

29 And on the borders that were be- 42 And four hundred pomegranates
tween the ledges were lions, oxen, and for the two networks, even two rows
cherubim: and upon the ledges there of pomegranates for one network, to
was a base above: and beneath the cover the two bowls of the chapiters
lions and oxen were certain additions that were + upon the pillars ;

+ Heb, tipon
made of thin work.
43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers

the pillara. 30 And every base had four brazen on the bases ; wheels, and plates of brass : and the 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen four corners thereof had underset- under the sea ; ters: under the laver were under- 45 • And the pots, and the shovels, Ex. 27.8. setters molten, at the side of every and the basins: and all these vessels, addition.

which Hiram made to king Solomon 31 And the mouth of it within the for the house of the Lord, were of Josh. S. 16. chapiter and above was a cubit: but + bright brass.

bright, or, the mouth thereof was round after 46 'In the plain of Jordan did the the work of the base, a cubit and a king cast them, t in the clay ground Web de lo half: and also upon the mouth of it between Succoth and * Zarthan.

the ground were gravings with their borders, four- 47 And Solomon left all the vessels + Heb for the

erceeding square, not round.

unweighed, + because they were ex

+ Heb, akond der.

See ver. 15.


r ver. 17, 1&

the face of

2 Chr. 4 16. t 2 Chr. 4. 17. u Gen.38 17.

# Heh, made



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