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Solomon's wisdom.

CHAP. V, VI.

God's promise to him 29 | And God gave Solomon wisdom and un- 16 Besides the chief of Sulomon's office which derstanding exceeding, much, and largeness of were over the work, three thousand and three hunt heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore. dred, which ruled over the people that wrought 30 Aud Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom in the work. of all the children of the east country, and all 17 And the king cominanded, and they brought the wisdoin of Egypt.

great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to 31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan lay the foundation of the house. the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and 18 And Solomon's builders, and Hiram's buildDarda, the sons of Malol: and his fame was in ers did hew them, and the stone-squarers: so they all nations round about,

prepared timber and stones to build the house. 32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and

CHAP. VI. bis songs were a thousand and five.

Building of Solomon's temple. 33. And he snakeof uretes from the cedar streetban A enebilieane car has rule chouren udred and out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. ycar of Solomon's reign over Isracl, in the month 34 And there came of all people to hear the Zir, which is the second month, that he began wisdom of Solomon, froin all kings of the earth, to build the house of the LORD. which had heard of his wisdom.

2 And the house which king Solomon built for CHAP. V.

the Lord, the length thereot' was threescore cu. Hiram congratulateth Solomon. bits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and ND Iliram king of Tyre sent his servants the height thereof thinly cubits. had anointed him king in the room of his father: twenty cubits was the length thereof, according for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

to the breadth of the house; and ien cubits wus 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, the breadth thereof, before ile house. 3 Thou knowest how that David my father 4 And for the house he made windows of nar. could not build a house unto the name of the row lights. Lord his Cod, for the wars which were about 5 1 And against the wall of the house he built him on every side, until the LORD put them un- chambers round about, against the walls of the der the soles of his feet.

house round about, both of the temple and of the 4 But now the LORD my God hath given me oracle: and he made chambers round about. est on every side, so that there is neither ad- 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubil: ersary nor evil occurrent.

broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and 5 And behold, I purpose to build a house unto the third was seven cubits broad: for without the name of the LORD my God, as the Lord in the wall of the house lie made narrowed rests spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son round about, that the beams should not be fastwhom I will set upon ihy throne in thy room, he ened in the walls of the house. shall build a house unto my name.

7 And the house, when it was in building, was 6 Now therefore command thou, that they hew built of stone inade ready before it was brought me cedar-trees out of Lebanon; and ny ser- thither: so that there was neither hammer nur vants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee axe, nor any tool of iron heard in the house, will I give hire for thy servants according to all while it was in building. that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that 8 The door for the middle chamber was in the there is not among us any that can skill to liewriglit side of the liouse: and they went up with timber like unto the Sidonians.

winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out 711 And it came to pass, when Iiram heard the of the iniddle into the third. words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and 9 So he built the house, and finished it; and cosaid, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath vered the house with beams and boards of cedar. given unto David a wise son over this great people. 10 And then be built chambers against all the 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have house, tive cubits high : and they rested on the considered the things which thou sentest to me house with timber of cedar. for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber 11 And the word of the LORD came to Soloof cedar, and concerning tiinber of fir.

mon, saying, 9 My servants shall bring them down from Leba- 12 Concerning this house which thou art in non unto the sca: and I will convey them by sea building, if thou wilt walk in my statutcs, and in floats into the place that thou shalt appointme, execute my judgments, and keep all my comand will cause them to be discharged there, and mandments to walk in them ; then will I perthou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accoin-form my word with thee, which I spake unto plish my desire, in giving food for my household. David liiy father:

10 So Tiram gave Solomon cedar-irees and fir- 13 And I will dwell among the children of Istrees according to all his desire.

rael, and will not forsake my people Israel. U And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand 14 Sv Solomon built the house, and finished it. measures of wheat for food to his household, 15 And he built the walls of the house within and twenty measures of pure oil : thus gave with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, Solomon 10 Iliram ycar by year.

and the walls of the ceiling : and he covered 12 And the LORD yave Solomon wisdom, as he them on the inside with wood, and covered the promised him: and there was peace between floor of the house with planks of fir. Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a 16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the league together.

house, both the floor and the walls with boards 13 11 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all of cedar: he even built them for it within, even Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand inen. for the oracle, even for the most holy place. 14 And die sent them to Lebanon ten thousand 17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, a month by courses; a month they were in Le-was forty cubits long. banon, and two months at home. And Adoni- 18 And the cedar of the house within was carved ram was over tlie levy.

with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; 15 And Solomon had threescore arut ten thou- there was no stone seen. sand that bare burdens, and courscore thousand 19 And the oracle he prepared in the house with hewers in the mountains;

lin, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD

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The adorning of the temple.

1. KINGS.

Hiram's work of the two pillars 20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty) 711 Then he made a porch for the throne where cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and tie it was covered with cedar from one side of the overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the floor to the other. altar which was of cedar,

8 1 And his house where he dwelt had another 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with court within the porch, which was of the like work. puregold: and he made a partition by the chains of Solomon made also a house for Pharaoh's daughgold before the oracle; and heoverlaid it with gold. ter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this 22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, porch. until he had finished all the house:falso the whole'. All these were of costly stones, according to the altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold. Ineasures of hewed stones, sawed with saws,

23 11 And within the oracle he made two che- within and without, even from the foundation
rubims of olive-tree, each ten cubits high. unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the che-great court.
rub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: 10 And the foundation was of costly stones,
from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the even great stones ; stones of ten cubits, and
nttermost part of the other were ten cubits. stones of eight cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both 11 Aud above were costly stones, after the mea-
the cherubims were of one measure and one size. sures of hewed stones, and cedars.

26 The height of the one chernb was ten cubits, 12 And the great court round about was with and so was it of the other rherub.

three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar 27 And he set the cheruvims within the inner beams, hoth for the inner court of the house of house: and they stretched forth the wings of the the LORD, and for the porch of the house. cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched 13 11 And King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub out of Tyre. touched the other wall; and their wings touched 14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphone another in the midst of the house.

tali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker 28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold, ir. brass; and he was filled with wisdom, and 29 And hecarved all the walls of the housc round unde standing, and cunning to work all works about with carved figures of cherubims, and palm- in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and trees, and open flowers, within and without. wrought all his work.

30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen guld, within and without.

cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits 31 il And for the entering of the oracle he made did compass either of them about. doors of olive-tree: the lintel and side-posts were 16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, it anh part of the wall.

to set upon the tops of the pillars : the height of 32 The two doors also were of olive-tree; and the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height he carved upon thein carvings of cherubims, and of the other chapiter was five oubits: palin-trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them 17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths of with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, chain-work, for the chapiters which were upon and upon the palm trees.

the top of the pillars ; seven for the one chapi. 33 So also made he for the door of the temple, ter, and seven for the other chapiter. posts of olive-tree, a fourth part of the wall. 18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round

34 And the two doors voere of fir-tree: the two about iipon the one nct-work, to cover the chapileaves of the one door were folding, and the two ters that were upon the top, with poniegranates: leaves of the other door were folding.

and so did he for the other chapiier. 35 And he carved thereon cherubims, and palm- 19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the trees, and open fowers; and covered them with pillars were of lily-work in the porch, four cubits. gold, titied upon thic carved work.

20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had 36 11 And he built the inner court with three pomegranates also above, over against the belly rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams. which was by the net-work: and the pomegra37 1 In the fourth year was the foundation of nates were two hundred in rows round about up the house of the Lord laid, in the month Zif : on the other chapiter. 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the (which is the eighith month) was the house finish- temple : and lie set up the riglit pillar, and called ed throughout all the parts thereof, and accord- the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left ing to all the fashion of it. So was he seven pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. years in building it.

22 And upon the top of'ile pillars was lily-work CIIAP. VII.

so was the work of the pillars finished. T'he ornaments of the temple.

231 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from UT Solomon was building his own house the one brim to the other : it was round all about,

thirteen years, and he finished all his house. and his height was tive cubits: and a line of 2 11 He built also the house of the forest of Leba- thirty cubits did compass it round about. non; the length thereof was a hundred cubits, 24 And under the brim of it round abou: there andilie breadth thereof' fifty cubits, and the heighi were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, conithereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar passing the sea round about: the knops were cast pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. in two rows, when it was cast.

3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking tobeans thatlay on forty-five pillars, risteen in a row. ward the norih, and tiree looking toward Ilie

4 And there were windows in three rows, and west, and three looking toward the south, quid light was against light in three ranks.

three looking toward the east: and the sea vas 5 And all the doors and posts were square with sct above upon them, and all their hinder parts llic windows: and light was against light in were inward. three ranks.

26 And it was a hand-Utcadth thick, and the brim 6 11 And 1:0 made a porch of pillars; the length thereot' was wrought like the brim of a cup, with thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths. tiny cubiis : and the porch was before thein : 27'11 Aud he made ten bases of brass; tour cubits and the other pillars and the thick beam were was the length of one base, and four cubits the before them.

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Ornaments and utensils.

CHAP. VIII.

Finishing of the temple 28 And the work of the bases was on this man- of the inner house, the most holy place, and for ner : They had borders, and the borders were the doors of the house, to roi, of the temple. between the ledges:

51 So was ended all the work that king Solo29 And on the borders that were between the mon made for the house of the LORD. And ledges were lions, oxen, and cberubims: and Solonion brought in the things which David his upon the ledges there was a base above: and father had dedicated : even the silver, and the beneath the lions and oxen were certain addi- gold, and the vessels, did he put among the tions made of thin work.

treasures of the house of the LORD. 30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and

CHAP. VIII. plates of brass : and the four corners thereof hau Solemn dedication of the temple. undersettersi inder the layer wire undersetters T N So tome one assembled the elders of Israel,

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and the fathers of the children of Israel, unio king above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up round after the work of the base, a cubit and a the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the half: and also upon the mouth of it were gra- city of David, which is Zion. vings with their borders, four-equare, not round. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled thent

32 And under the borders were four wheels ; selves unto King Solonion at the feast in the and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to nouth Ethanim, which is the seventh month. the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit 3. And all the elders of Israel came, and the and half a cubit.

priests took up the ark. 33 And the work of the wheels was like the work 4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and osachariot wheel; their axletrees,and their naves, the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten. holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even

34 And there roere four undersetters to the four those did the priests and the Levites bring up. corners of one base : and the undersetters were 5 And king Solonion, and all the congregation of of the very base itself.

Israel, that were assenibled unto him, were with 35 And in the top of the base was there a round him before the ark,sacrificing sheep and oxen, that compass uf half a cubit high: and on the top could not be cold nor numbered for multitude. of the base the ledges thereof and the borders 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the (hereof were of the same.

covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the 36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and oracle of the house, to the inost holy place, even on the borders thereof, le graved cherubims, under the wings of the cherubiins. lions, and palm-trees, according to the propor- 7 For the cherubims spread forth their two tion of every one, and additions round about. wings over the place of the ark, and the cheru

37 After this manner he made the ten bascs: all or wiins covered the ark and the staves thereof above. them had one casting, one measure, and one size. 8 And they drew ont the staves, that the ends

38 41 Then inade he ten lavers of brass : one of the staves were seen out in the holy place laver contained forty baths: and every laver before the oracle, and they were not seen withwas four cubits: and upon every one of the ten out: and there they are unto this day. bases one laver.

9 There was nothing in the ark save the two ta39 And he put five bases on the right side of the bles otstone, which Muses put there atlloreb, when house, and five on the left side of the house: and the LORD made a covenunt with the children of He set the sea on the right side of the house cast- Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. ward, over against the south.

10 And it came to pass, when the priests were 40 11 And Hiram made the lavers, and the sho- come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled vels, and the basins. So Iliram made an end the liouse of the LORD, of doing all the work that hexnade king Solomon 11 So that the priests could not stand to minis for the house of the LORD:

ter because of the cloud : for the glory of the 41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the cha- LORD had filled the house of the Lord. piters that were on the top of the two pillars; and 12 4 Then spake Solonson, The Lord said that the two net-works, to cover the two bowls of the he would dwell in the thick darkness. chapiters which were upon the top of the pilars; 13 I have surely built thee a louse to dwell in, ..42 Aud four hundred pomegranates for the two a settled place for thee to abide in for ever. nel-works, even two rows of pomegranates for 14 And the king turned his face about, and one net-work, to cover the iwo bowls of the blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all chapiters that were upon the pillars;

the congregation or israel stood; 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases; 15 And he said, Blessed oethe LORD God of Israel, 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea; which spake with his mouth unto David my fa45 And the prots, and the shovels, and the ba' ther, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, Bius: and all these vessels which Hiram made 10 Since the day that I brought forth my people w king Solomon for the house of the Lord, Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the WeTC of bright brass.

tribes of Israel to build a house, that my name 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, might be therein; bui I chose David to be over In the clay-ground betwveen Succolli and Zarthan. ny people Israel.

47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweigled, 17 And it was in the heart of David my father because they were exceeding many: neither was to build a house for the name of the LORD God the weight oi' the brass found out.

of Israel. 43 And Solomon made all the vessels that per-) 18 And the Lord said unto David my father, lained unto the house of the LORD: the allar of Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shew- my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart. bread was,

19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the house; 49 And the candlesticks of pire gold, five on the but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, he shall build the house unto my name. with the flowers, and the lanıps, and the tongs 20 And the LORD haih

perforined his word that of gold,

be spake, and I am risen up in the room of Da50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the ba- vid my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as sins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure the LORD prornised, and have built a house fus bold; and the hinges of gold, botk for the doors the name of the LORD God of Israel.

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Solomon's prayer,

I. KINGS.

and his blessing 21 And I have set there a place for the ark,|(for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he all the children of men ;) made with our fathers, when he brought them.40 That they may fear thee all the days that they out of the land of Egypt.

live in the land which thou gavest untoourfathers. 22 1 And Solomon stood before the altar of the 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is not LORD in the presence of all the congregation of of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a fai Israel, and spread forth his hands toward licaven: country for thy name's sake;

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth be- of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm;) neath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy when he shall come and pray toward this house; servants that walk before thee with all their heart :/.43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my do according to all that the stranger calleth to Cather that thou promisedst him: thou spakest thee for: that all people of the earth may know also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy nanie, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel ; thy hand, as it is this day.

and that they may know that this house which 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep I have builded is called by thy naine. with thy servant David my father that thou pro- 44 1 If thy people go ont to battle against their misedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them,

and man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so shall pray unto the Lord toward the city which that thy children take heed to their way, that they thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I walk before ine as thou hast walked before me. have built for thy name.

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I 45. Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and pray thce, be verified, which thou spakest unto their supplication, and maintain their cause. tly servant David my father.

46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? be-that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with theni, hold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot and deliver then to the enemy, so that they carcontain thee; how much less this house that I ry them away captives into the land of the enehave builded ?

my, far or near; 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy. 47 yet if they shall bethink theniselves in the servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, land whither they were carried captives, and reto hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which pent, and make supplication unto thee in thcland thy servant prayeth before thee to-day : of them that carried them captives, saying, We

29 That thinc eyes may be open toward this have sinned, and have done perversely, we have house night and day, even toward the place or committed wickedness; which thou hast said, My name shall be there: 48 And so return into thee with all their heart, that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which and with all their soul, in the land of their enethy servant shall make toward this place. mies which led them away captive, and pray unto

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy thee toward their land, which thou gavest unio servant, and of thy people Israel, when they their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, shall pray toward this pace: and hear thou in and the house which I have built for thy name: heaven ihy dwelling-place : and when thou 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their suphearest, forgive.

plication in heaven thy dwelling-place,and inain31 1 If any man trespass against his neighbour, tain their cause, and an oath be laid upon him in cause him to 50 And forgive thy people that have sinned swear, and the oath come before thine altar in against thee, and all their transgressions wherein this house :

they have transgressed against thee, and give 3. Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge them compassion before them who carried them thy servants, condemuing the wicked, io bring his captive, that they may have compassion on them: way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, 5i Forthey be thy people, and thine inheritance, to give him according to his righteousness. which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, froin

33 | When thy people Isracl be smitten down the midst of the furnace of iron : before tlic enemy, because they have siuned 52 'That thine eyes may be open unto the sup against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and plication of thy servant, and unto the supplică confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them tion unto thee in this house :

in all that they call for unto thee. 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the 53 For thou didst separate them from anong u! sini of thy people Israel, and bring then again the preople of the carih, to be thinc inheritance, unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers. as thouspakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, 35 sf When heaven is shut up, and there is no when thon broughtest our fathers out of Egypt rain, because they have sinned against thee; if O Lord God. they pray toward this place, and contess thy name, 54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made and turn froin their sin, when thou afflictest them: an end of praying all this prayer and supplica

36 Then licar thou in heaven, and forgive the tion unto the Lorn, he arose from before the alsin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that tar of the Lorn, from kneeling on his knees with thou teach them the good way wherein they his hands spread up to heaven. should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which 55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

37 * If there be in the land famine, if there lic 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be his people Israel, according to all that he promised: caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the there hath not failed one word of all his good proland of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatso-pise, which he promised by the band of Moses ever sickness there be ;

his servant. 38 What prayer and supplication soever be maile 57 The Lordour God be with us, as he was with by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: know every man the plague of his own heart, 58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, 10 and spread forth his hands toward this house: walk in all his ways, and to keep his comunand

39 Then hcar thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, ments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which and forgive, and do, and give to every man ac- he cominanded our faihers. cording to his ways, whose heart thou knowest;l 39 and let these my words wherewith I have

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His sacrifices and feast.

CHAP. IX, X Presents of Solomon and Hiram made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-trees, and with the LORD Our God day and night, that he maintain gold, according to all his desire,) that then king the cause of his servant, and the cause of his peo- Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of ple Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: Galilee. 60 That all the people of the earth may know 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre jo see the that the LORD is God, and that there is none else. cities which Solomon had given him; and they 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the pleased him not. LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to 13 And he said, What cities are these which keep his commandments, as at this day. thou hast given me, my brother? And he called 62 T And the king, and all Israel with hiin, offered then the land of Cabul unto this day. sacrifice before the LORD.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace-of- of gold. ferings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and, 15 11 And this is the reason of the levy which twenty thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the thousand sheep. So the king and all the children LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 64 The same day did the king hallow the middle 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and of the court that was before the house of the LORD:taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the for there he offered burnt-offerings, and mcat-of-Canaanites that dwell in the city, and given it for ferings, and the latof the peace-offerings: because a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife. the brazen altar that was before the LORD was 17 And Solonon builtĞezer, and Beth-horon the too little to receive the burnt-offerings, and meat- nether, offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings. 18 Aná Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness,

65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and in the land, all Israel with him, a great congregation, from 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, the entering in or Hamath unto the river of Egypt, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsebefore the LORD our God, seven days and seven men, and that which Solomon desired to build days, even fourteen days.

in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the 66 On the eiglith day he sent the people away: land of his dominion. and they blessed the king, and went unto their 20 And all the people that were left of the Amotents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness rites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusitcs, that the LORD had done for David his servant, which were not of the children of Israel, and for Israel his people.

21 Their children that were left after their in CHAP. IX.

the land, whom the children of Israel also were God's covenant with Solomon. not able utterly to destroy, upon those did SoloA

ished the building of the house of the LORD, 22 But of the children of Israeldid Solomon make and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire no bond-men: but they were men of war, and his which he was pleased to do,

servants, and his princes, and his captains, and 2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen. time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 23 These were the chief of the officers that were

3 And the LORD said unto him, I have leard thy over Solomon'swork,five hundred and fifty, which prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made bare ruleover the people that wrought in the work. before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou 24 11 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the hası built, to put my name there for ever; and mine city of David unto her house which Solomon had eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually. built for her: then did he build Millo. 4 And if thiou will walk before me, as David thy 25 11 And three times in a year did Solomon offather walked, in integrity of heart, and in up- fer burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the rightness, lo do according to all that I have com- altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt manded thee, and wilt keep any statutes and my incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. judgments:

So he finished the house. 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy king-26 11 And king Solomon made a navy of ships doni upon Israel for ever, as I proniised to David in Ezion-geber, which is besiile Eloih, on this thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. upon the throne or Israel.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, 6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the ye or your children, and will not keep my com- servants of Solomon. inandinents and my statutes which I have set be- 28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from fore you, but go and serve other gods, and wor- thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and ship them :

brought it to king Solonion. 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which

CHAP. X. I have given them; and this house which I have Queen of Sheba visits Solomon. hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel siiall be a proverb and a by-worlanising A Famedres the queen of Sheba heard of the

fame of Solonion concerning the name of the

LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. 8 And at this house, which is high, every one 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall train, with camels that bare spices, and very uch hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD gold, and precious stones: and when she was done thus unto this land, and to this house? come to Soloidoni, shie communed with him of

9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook all that was in her heart. the LORD their God, who brought forth their fa- 3 And Solonon told her all her questions: there thers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken was not any thing hid from the king, which he hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, told her not. and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Soupon them all this evil.

lomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 10 4 And it came to pass at the end of twenty 5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of years, when Solomon had built the two houses, his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and his 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished ascent by which he went up unto the diouse of

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