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and the furniture thereof.

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B. C. 1012. precious stones for beauty: and the thereof; and a line of thirty cubits B. C. 1012 gold was gold of Parvaim.

did compass it round about. 7 He overlaid also the house, the 3 e And under it was the similitude 1 Kings 7.

24, 25, 26
beams, the posts, and the walls there- of oxen, which did compass it round
of, and the doors thereof, with gold; | about: ten in a cubit, compassing the
and graved cherubim on the walls. sea round about. Two rows of oxen

8 And he made the most holy house, were cast, when it was cast.
the length whereof was according to 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three
the breadth of the house, twenty cu- looking toward the north, and three
bits, and the breadth thereof twenty looking toward the west, and three
cubits: and he overlaid it with fine looking toward the south, and three
gold, amounting to six hundred talents. | looking toward the east: and the sea

9 And the weight of the nails was was set above upon them, and all their
fifty shekels of gold. And he over- hinder parts were inward.

laid the upper chambers with gold. 5 And the thickness of it was a 81 Kings 6.

10 [ 5 And in the most holy house he handbreadth, and the brim of it like 0 Or, (as made two cherubim ll of image work, the work of the brim of a cup, I with 1 or, like a "some think) and overlaid them with gold.

lily power

flowers of lilies; and it received and of moveable 11 And the wings of the cherubim held a three thousand baths.

d See 1 Kings were twenty cubits long : one wing of 6 [ He made also ten lavers, and

e 1 Kings 7. the one cherub was five cubits, reaching put five on the right hand, and five to the wall of the house : and the other on the left, to wash in them : tsuch + Heb. the wing was likewise five cubits, reaching things as they offered for the burnt

burnt offer to the wing of the other cherub. offering they washed in them ; but

12 And one wing of the other cherub the sea was for the priests to wash in.
was five cubits, reaching to the wall 7 'And he made ten candlesticks of r 1 Kings 7.
of the house : and the other wing was gold 5 according to their form, and set
five cubits also, joining to the wing them in the temple, five on the right
of the other cherub.

hand, and five on the left.
13 The wings of these cherubim 8 "He made also ten tables, and h1 Kings 7.
spread themselves forth twenty cu- placed them in the temple, five on

bits : and they stood on their feet, and the right side, and five on the left. . Or, toward their faces were ll inward.

And he made a hundred i basins of Or, borla 14 | And he made the h vail of blue, gold.

and purple, and crimson, and fine 9 | Furthermore i he made the court '1 Kings & + Heb. caused linen, and twrought cherubim there of the priests, and the great court, and

doors for the court, and overlaid the 15 Also he made before the house doors of them with brass.

itwo pillars of thirty and five cubits 10 And " he set the sea on the right t 1 Kings 7. † Heb. long. + high, and the chapiter that was on side of the east end, over against the i 1 Kings 7. the top of each of them was five cu- south.

I See 1 Kings bits.

11 And 'Huram made the pots, and 16 And he made chains, as in the the shovels, and the Il basins. And 1 Or, bore!

oracle, and put them on the heads of Huram #finished the work that he + Heb. Asistki Kings 7. the pillars; and made ka hundred was to make for king Solomon for the

pomegranates, and put them on the house of God;
chains.

12 To wit, the two pillars, and m the - 1 Kings 7. 11 Kings 7.21. 17 And he' reared up the pillars be- pommels, and the chapiters which were

fore the temple, one on the right hand, on the top of the two pillars, and the
and the other on the left; and called two wreaths to cover the two pom-

the name of that on the right hand mels of the chapiters which were on
! That is, He Jachin, and the name of that on the the top of the pillars ;
left 11 Boaz.

13 And four hundred pomegranates See i Kings || That is, In it

on the two wreaths; two rows of
is strength.
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pomegranates on each wreath, to
2 The molten se upon tipelre
"G The ten larers, candlesticks, and tables: ters which were + upon the pillars.

cover the two pommels of the chapi-
9 The courts, and the instruments of brass. 19 The

the face instruments of gold. 14 He made also obases, and I lavers

1 Or, caldrans COREOVER he made aan altar made he upon the bases ;

01 Kioga 7.

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under 27, 43. thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth it.

thereof, and ten cubits the height 16 The pots also, and the shovels, b 1 Kings 7. thereof. and the flesh hooks, and all their in

P1Kings 1. 2 1 Also he made a molten sea of struments, did PHuram his father tlebfrom ten cubits + from brim to brim, round make to king Solomon for the house brighted

in compass, and five cubits the height of the LORD, of + bright brass.

the house.

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to ascend h Ex. 26. 31. Matt. 27. 51. Heb. 9. S.

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B. C. 1012 17 In the plain of Jordan did the their wings over the place of the ark, B. C. 1001.

king cast them, in the t clay ground and the cherubim covered the ark + Heb. thick between Succoth and Zeredathah. and the staves thereof above.

18 - Thus Solomon made all these 9 And they drew out the staves of 1 kings 7.46. vessels in great abundance: for the the ark, that the ends of the staves "1 King87.47. weight of the brass could not be found were seen from the ark before the out.

oracle; but they were not seen with11 King97. 48, 19 [ And Solomon made all the ves-out. And there it is unto this day. Or, they are

sels that were for the house of God, 10 There was nothing in the ark save 1 Kings 8.8.
the golden altar also, and the tables the two tables which Moses 'put there-
whereon 'the shewbread was set; in at Horeb, Il when the Lord made a l| Or, where,

f Deut. 10. 2,5. 20 Moreover the candlesticks with covenant with the children of Israel,

their lamps, that they should burn when they came out of Egypt. • E1. 27,20,21. after the manner before the oracle, 11 | And it came to pass, when the of pure gold;

priests were come out of the holy 1 Ex. 3.31,

21 And the flowers, and the lamps, place: (for all the priests that were

and the tongs, made he of gold, and present were sanctified, and did not + Heb. found. t Heb. per fer that + perfect gold;

then wait by course : 22 And the snuffers, and the Il basins, 12. Also the Levites which were the 81 Chr. 25. 1. Or, burcls.

and the spoons, and the censers, of singers, all of them of Asaph, of He-
pure gold: and the entry of the house, man, of Jeduthun, with their sons
the inner doors thereof for the most and their brethren, being arrayed in
holy place, and the doors of the house white linen, having cymbals and psal-
of the temple, were of gold.

teries and harps, stood at the east end

of the altar, - and with them a hun-bi Chr. 15. 24. CHAPTER V.

dred and twenty priests sounding with
The dedicated treasures. 2 The ark is brought into
the most holy place. il God gireth a visible sign of trumpets :)
his presence.

13 It came even to pass, as the trum1005. MHUS - all the work that Solomon peters and singers were as one, to make | Kinga 7.51.

made for the house of the LORD one sound to be heard in praising and was finished : and Solomon brought thanking the LORD; and when they in all the things that David his father lifted up their voice with the trumpets had dedicated; and the silver, and the and cymbals and instruments of mugold, and all the instruments, put he sic, and praised the Lord, saying, among the treasures of the house of For he is good; for his mercy endu

iChr.16.34,41 God.

reth for ever: that then the house was 1014. 21 b Then Solomon assembled the filled with a cloud, even the house of lekingo 8. 1, elders of Israel, and all the heads of the Lord;

the tribes, the chief of the fathers of 14 So that the priests could not stand
the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to minister by reason of the cloud:

to bring up the ark of the covenant of k for the glory of the Lord had filled *Ex. 40. 35. 43 Baz. 6. 12. the LORD out of the city of David, the house of God.

which is Zion. +1 Kingo 3. 2. 3 - Wherefore all the men of Israel

CHAPTER VI. assembled themselves unto the king Solomon's blessing and declaration. 12 His prayer Stek 7. 8, in the feast which was in the seventh

at the consecration of the temple. month.

THEN a said Solomon, The LORD a 1 Kings 8. 4 And all the elders of Israel came; hath said that he would dwell in

12, &c. and the Levites took up the ark. the b thick darkness.

5 And they brought up the ark, and 2 But I have built a house of habit-
the tabernacle of the congregation, ation for thee, and a place for thy
and all the holy vessels that were in dwelling for ever.
the tabernacle, these did the priests 3 And the king turned his face,
and the Levites bring up.

and blessed the whole congregation
6 Also king Solomon, and all the of Israel : and all the congregation of
congregation of Israel that were as- Israel stood.
sembled unto him before the ark, sac- 4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD
rificed sheep and oxen, which could God of Israel, who hath with his
not be told nor numbered for multi- hands fulfilled that which he spake
tude.

with his mouth to my father David,
7 And the priests brought in the ark saying,
of the covenant of the Lord unto his 5 Since the day that I brought forth
place, to the oracle of the house, into my people out of the land of Egypt I
the most holy place, even under the chose no city among all the tribes of
wings of the cherubim :

Israel to build a house in, that my
8 For the cherubim spread forth name might be there ; neither chose

i Ps. 136. See

ch. 7. 2

b Lev. 16. 2.

Solomon's prayer at the

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dedication of the temple.

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B. C. 1004. I any man to be a ruler over my peo- 18 But will God in very deed dwell B. C. 1004. ple Israel :

with men on the earth? Behold, 6 °But I have chosen Jerusalem, heaven and the heaven of heavensech. 2. 2014 that my name might be there ; and cannot contain thee; how much less d have chosen David to be over my this house which I have built! people Israel.

19 Have respect therefore to the
7 Now "it was in the heart of Da- prayer of thy servant, and to his sup-
vid my father to build a house for plication, O Lord my God, to hearken
the name of the Lord God of Is- unto the cry and the prayer which
rael.

thy servant prayeth before thee:
8 But the Lord said to David my 20 That thine eyes may be open
father, Forasmuch as it was in thine upon this house day and night, upon
heart to build a house for my name, the place whereof thou hast said that
thou didst well in that it was in thine thou wouldest put thy name there;
heart:

to hearken unto the prayer which
9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not thy servant prayeth ii toward this . Or, ia this
build the house ; but thy son which place.

pluce shall come forth out of thy loins, he 21 Hearken therefore unto the supshall build the house for my name. plications of thy servant, and of thy 10 The Lord therefore hath per- people Israel, which they shall + make + Heb. gray. formed his word that he hath spoken : toward this place: hear thou from thy for I am risen up in the room of Da- dwellingplace, even from heaven; and vid my father, and am set on the when thou hearest, forgive. throne of Israel, as the LORD prom- 22 | If a man sin against his neighised, and have built the house for the bour, tand an oath be laid upon him + Heb, and he name of the Lord God of Israel. to make him swear, and the oath come

oath of his 11 And in it have I put the ark, before thine altar in this house; fwherein is the covenant of the LORD, 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and that he made with the children of Is- do, and judge thy servants, by rerael.

quiting the wicked, by recompensing 81 Kings 8.22 12 | And he stood before the altar his way upon his own head; and by

of the Lord in the presence of all the justifying the righteous, by giving
congregation of Israel, and spread him according to his righteousness.
forth his hands :

24 1 And if thy people Israel Il be Or, be szail. 13 For Solomon had made a brazen put to the worse before the enemy,

scaffold, of five cubits + long, and five because they have sinned against lengthen there cubits broad, and three cubits high, thee; and shall return and confess .

and had set it in the midst of the thy name, and pray and make suppli-
court: and upon it he stood, and cation before thee ill in this house;
kneeled down upon his knees before 25 Then hear thou from the heavens,
all the congregation of Israel, and and forgive the sin of thy people Is-
spread forth his hands toward heaven, rael, and bring them again unto the

14 And said, O Lord God of Israel, land which thou gavest to them and b Ex. 15. 11. h there is no God like thee in the to their fathers.

heaven, nor in the earth; which keep- 26 [ When the "heaven is shut up, a1 Kings 17.2.
est covenant, and shewest mercy unto and there is no rain, because they
thy servants, that walk before thee have sinned against thee; yet if they
with all their hearts :

pray toward this place, and confess
15 Thou which hast kept with thy thy name, and turn from their sin,
servant David my father that which when thou dost afflict them ;
thou hast promised him ; and spakest 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and
with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it forgive the sin of thy servants, and of
with thine hand, as it is this day. thy people Israel, when thou hast

16 Now therefore, O Lord God of taught them the good way, wherein 16.1 Kings 2 Israel, keep with thy servant David they should walk; and send rain

my father that which thou hast prom- upon thy land, which thou hast giv+ Heb. There ised him, saying, k+ There shall not en unto thy people for an inherit

fail thee a man in my sight to sit ance.
upon the throne of Israel ; 'yet so 28 | If there be dearth in the land, o ch. 20. 9.
that thy children take heed to their if there be pestilence, if there be blast-
way to walk in my law, as thou hast ing or mildew, locusts or caterpillars ;
walked before me.
if their enemies besiege them t in the Heb, in the

land of their 17 Now then, O Lord God of Is-cities of their land; whatsoever sore,

gates,
rael, let thy word be verified, which or whatsoever sickness there be ;
thou hast spoken unto thy servant 29 Then what prayer or what sup-
David.

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The prayer of Solomon.

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God's testimony to him.

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name.

B. C. 1001 man, or of all thy people Israel, when 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech B. C. 1004.

every one shall know his own sore thee, thine eyes be open, and let

and his own grief, and shall spread thine ears be attent + unto the prayer + Heb. to the 10r, soerard forth his hands ll in this house : that is made in this place.

prayer of this 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy 41 Now therefore arise, O Lord Ps. 132. 8, 9, dwellingplace, and forgive, and ren- God, into thy 'resting place, thou,

der unto every man according unto and the ark of thy strength : let thy

all his ways, whose heart thou know- priests, O Lord God, be clothed with P1 Chr. 2.9. est; (for thou only Pknowest the salvation, and let thy saints "rejoice

hearts of the children of men ;) in goodness.

31 That they may fear thee, to walk 42 O Lord God, turn not away the Heb all the in thy ways, * so long as they live t in face of thine anointed : { remember Ps. 132. 1.

the land which thou gavest unto our the mercies of David thy servant.
the face of fathers.
32 Moreover concerning the stran-

CHAPTER VII.
ger, a which is not of thy people Is- Gods testimony to Solomon.
rael, but is come from a far country fice., 8 He dismisseth the people. 12 God appear.
for thy great name's sake, and thy

eth to Solomon and giveth him gracious promises.
mighty hand, and thy stretched out row a when Solomon had made a 1 Kings 8.
arm; if they come and pray in this an end of praying, thie fire came
house ;

down from heaven, and consumed Judg. 6. 21. 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, the burnt offering and the sacrifices; eren from thy dwellingplace, and do and the glory of the Lord filled the according to all that the stranger house. calleth to thee for; that all people 2 d And the priests could not enter

of the earth may know thy name, into the house of the Lord, because

and fear thee, as doth thy people Is- the glory of the Lord had filled the + H+. thy

rael, and may know that tthis house Lord's house.
ed upon this which I have built is called by thy 3 And when all the children of

Israel saw how the fire came down,
34 If thy people go out to war against and the glory of the Lord upon the
their enemies by the way that thou house, they bowed themselves with
shalt send them, and they pray unto their faces to the ground upon the
thee toward this city which thou pavement, and worshipped, and prais-
hast chosen, and the house which I ed the Lord, saying, For he is
have built for thy name;
good ; ' for his mercy endureth for

11 Chr. 16. 41.
35 Then hear thou from the heavens ever.
their prayer and their supplication, 4 1 & Then the king and all the 6 1 Kings 8.
and maintain their l cause.

people offered sacrifices before the 62, 63. 36 If they sin against thee, (for there LORD. is 'no man which sinneth not,) and 5 And king Solomon offered a sacthou be angry with them, and deliver rifice of twenty and two thousand ox

them over before their enemies, and en, and a hundred and twenty thou* Bons they they carry them away captives unto sand sheep. So the king and all a land far off or near;

the people dedicated the house of 37 Yet if they tbethink themselves God. in the land whither they are carried 6 "And the priests waited on their h 1 Chr. 15. 16. captive, and turn and pray unto thee offices : the Levites also with instruin the land of their captivity, saying, ments of music of the Lord, which We have sinned, we have done amiss, David the king had made to praise and have dealt wickedly ;

the Lord, because his mercy endureth 38 If they return to thee with all for ever, when David praised t by + Heb. by, their heart and with all their soul in their ministry; and the priests soundthe land of their captivity, whither ed trumpets before them, and all Isthey have carried them captives, and rael stood. pray toward their land, which thou 7 Moreover k Solomon hallowed the k 1 Kings 8. gavest unto their fathers, and toward middle of the court that was before the city which thou hast chosen, and the house of the Lord: for there he toward the house which I have built offered burnt offerings, and the fat of for thy name :

the peace offerings, because the bra39 Then hear thou from the heav- zen altar which Solomon had made ens, eren from thy dwellingplace, was not able to receive the burnt their prayer and their supplications, offerings, and the meat offerings, and and maintain their l cause, and for the fat. give thy people which have sinned 87' Also at the same time Solomon 11 Kings 8. against thee.

kept the feast seven days, and all

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God's promises to Solomon.

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The cities built by Solomon.

† Heb. a re&traint,

a Dent 29.24 Jer. 22. 8,9

66.

&c.

on the Israelites.

12 Solomon's solemn sacrifices

p Deut. 12. 5.

seurihis place to myself for a house of ANP wit came to pass at the end

10, &c.

whom my name is call ed.

B. C. 1004. Israel with him, a very great con- make it to be a proverb and a byword B.C. 1004.

gregation, from the entering in of among all nations.
m Josh. 13. 3. Hamath unto m the river of Egypt. 21 And this house, which is high,

9 And in the eighth day they made shall be an astonishment to every
ta solemn assembly : for they kept one that passeth by it; so that he
the dedication of the altar seven days, shall say, a Why hath the Lord done
and the feast seven days.

thus unto this land, and unto this D 1 Kings 8. 10 And non the three and twentieth house?

day of the seventh month he sent the 22 And it shall be answered, Be-
people away into their tents, glad cause they forsook the LORD God
and merry in heart for the goodness of their fathers, which brought them
that the Lord had shewed unto Da- forth out of the land of Egypt, and
vid, and to Solomon, and to Israel laid hold on other gods, and worship-
his people.

ped them, and served them : therefore 0 1 Kings 9.1, 11 Thus °Solomon finished the house hath he brought all this evil upon

of the Lord, and the king's house: them.
and all that came into Solomon's beart
to make in the house of the Lord,

CHAPTER VIII.
and in his own house, he prosper- The houses and cities built by Solomon. 7 Tribute
ously effected.

of service levied by him on the Canaanites, but not
12 1 And the LORD appeared to Sol-

thrice a year. 14 He appointeth the priests and omon by night, and said unto him, 1 Levites to their places. 17 His nary fetcheth gold

from Ophir. have heard thy prayer, Pand have cho

992. sacrifice.

of twenty years, wherein Solo- - 1 Kings I. 9 ch. 6. 26, 28. 13 9 If I shut up heaven that there mon had built the house of the Lord,

be no rain, or if I command the and his own house,
locusts to devour the land, or if 2 That the cities which Huram had
I send pestilence among my peo- restored to Solomon, Solomon built
ple;

them, and caused the children of Is+ Heb, upon

14 If my people, + which are called rael to dwell there.
by my name, shall Thumble them- 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-

selves, and pray, and seek my face, zobah, and prevailed against it. r James 4. 10. and turn from their wicked ways;

4 6 And he built Tadmor in the wil- 1 Kings & 3 ch. 6. 27, 30. sthen will I hear from heaven, and derness, and all the store cities, which 17, &c.

will forgive their sin, and will heal he built in Hamath.
their land.

5 Also he built Beth-horon the 15 Now 'mine eyes shall be open, upper, and Beth-horon the nether, + Heb. to the and mine ears attent tunto the prayer fenced cities, with walls, gates, and prayer of this that is made in this place.

bars;
place.
ul Kings 9.3. 16 For now have uI chosen and 6 And Baalath, and all the store

sanctified this house, that my name cities that Solomon had, and all the
may be there for ever: and mine chariot cities, and the cities of the
eyes and mine heart shall be there horsemen, and all that Solomon + Heb, all the
perpetually.

desired to build in Jerusalem, and x 1 Kings 9.4, 17 * And as for thee, if thou wilt in Lebanon, and throughout all the

walk before me, as David thy father land of his dominion.
walked, and do according to all that 71 As for all the people that were c 1 Kings 2.
I have commanded thee, and shalt left of the Hittites, and the Amorites,

20, &c
observe my statutes and my judg- and the Perizzites, and the Hivites,
ments;

and the Jebusites, which were not
18 Then will I stablish the throne of Israel,
of thy kingdom, according as I have 8 But of their children, who were

covenanted with David thy father, left after them in the land, whom + Heb. There saying, y + There shall not fail thee a the children of Israel consumed not, man to be ruler in Israel.

them did Solomon make to pay trib-
z Lev, 26. 14, 19 But if ye turn away, and for- ute until this day.
15, 36, 37.

sake my statutes and my command- 9 But of the children of Israel did
ments, which I have set before you, Solomon make no servants for his
and shall go and serve other gods, work; but they were men of war,
and worship them;

and chief of his captains, and cap-
20 Then will I pluck them up by tains of his chariots and horsemen.
the roots out of my land which I 10 And these were the chief of king
have given them; and this house, Solomon's officers, even « two hundred a Ser i Kings
which I have sanctified for my name, and fifty, that bare rule over the
will I cast out of my sight, and will people.

tch. G, 40.

ch. 6. 6.

desire of Sol

he desired build

&c.

y ch. 6. 6.

shall not be cut off to thee.

33. Deut. 28.

9. 23.

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