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Solomon's wisdom.

CHAP. V, VI.

God's promise to tim 29 ? And God gave Solomon wisdom and un- 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's officers which derstanding exceeding much, and largeness of were over the work, three thousand and three hunheart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore. dred, which ruled over the people that wrought

30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom in the work. of all the children of the east country, and all 17 And the king commanded, and they brought the wisdom 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 build. Darda, the sons of Mahol: 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 liousc. 32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and

CHIP. VI. his songs were a thousand and five.

Building of Solomon's temple 33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar-tree that ND it came to pass in the four Ísundred and is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth eightieth year after the children of Israe! 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. year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month

34 And there came of all people to hear the Zit, which is the second month, that he began wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the carth, 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 thereof was threescore cu Hiram congratulateth Solomon. bits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and

unto Solomon; for he had heard that they 3 And the porch before the temple of the house, bad 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 ton cubits was 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, the breadth thereof, before the 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 God, for the wars which were about 5 11 And against the wall of thr 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. rest on every side, so that there is neither ad- 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubiis versary 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 he 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 my ser- thither: so that there was neither hammer nor 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 cliamber was in the there is not among us any that can skill to liew! right side of the house: and they went up with timber like unto the Sidonians.

winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out 7 1 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the of the middle 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 he 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 11 And the word of the LORD came to Solo of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

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

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees and fir- 13 And i will dwell among the children of 19. trees according to all his desire.

rael, and will no* forsake my people Isrnel. 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand 14 So 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 oi!: thus gave with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, Solomon to Hiram year by year.

and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered 12 And the Lord gave 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 be built twenty cubits on the sides of the league together.

house, both the floor and the walls with boards 13 | And king Solomon raised a levy out of all of cedar: be even built them for it within, even Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

14 And he 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 Lc-was forty cubits long: bapon, and two months at home.' And Adoni- 18 And the cedar of the house within was carved ram was over the levy.

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

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

The adorning of the temple.

I. KINGS.

Hiram's work of the two pillars 20 And the oracle in the forepart was twentyi 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 he 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.

81 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 he overlaid it with gold. ter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this 22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, porch. uu'll he had finished all the house: also the whole 9 All these were of costly stones, according to the altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold. measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws,

23 1 And within the oracle he made two che-within and without, even from the foundation rubims of olive-tree, cach 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 cubita and uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. stones of eight cubits.

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

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

three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar 27 And he set the cherubims within the inner beams, both 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 91 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 Naphcne 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. in brass; and he was filled with wisdom, and 29 And he carved all the walls of the house round understanding, 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 gold, within and without.

cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits 31 1 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, a fifth 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 them carvings of cherubims, and of the cher chapiter was five cubits: palm-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 chapi33 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 were of fir-tree: the two about upon the one net-work, to cover the chapi leaves of the one door were folding, and the two ters that were upon the top, with pomegranates : leaves of the other door were folding.

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

20 And the chapiters upon the iwo pillars had 36 1 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 upthe house of the Lord laid, in the mon:h Zif : on the other chapiter.

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bull 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the (which is the eighth month) was the house finish- temple : and he set up the right 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 vuilding it.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily-work: CHAP. VII.

so was the work of the pillars finished. The ornaments of the temple.

231 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from BU

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 five 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 about there and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the heighi) were knous compassing it, ten in a cubit, comthereof 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 tobeams that layon forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row. ward the north, and three looking toward the

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

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

26 And it was a hand-breadth thick, and the brim 6 11 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof 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. thirty cubits : and the porch was before them : 27 11 And he made ten bases of brass ; four cubits and the other pillars and the thick beam were as the length of one base, and four cubits the before them.

breadth thereof, and three cúbits the height of it.

Ornaments and utensils.

CHAP. VII.

Finishing of the templo 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 wit, of the temple. between the ledges:

51 So was ended all the work that king Solo 29 And on the borders that were between the mon made for the house of the LORD. And ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and Solomon 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 had Solemn dedication of the temple. undersetters under the laver were undersetters THE Solomon assembled the elders of Israel,

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was Solomon in Jerusalem, that they inight 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-square, not round. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled them.

32 And under the borders were four wheels; selves unto king Solomon at the feast in the and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to month 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 of a chariot 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 were 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 Solomon, and all the congregation of of the very base itself.

Israel, that were assembled 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 of half a cubit high: and on the top could not be told nor numbered for multitude. of the base the ledges thereof and the borders 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the thereof were of the same.

covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the 36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and cracle of the house, to the most holy place, even on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, under the wings of the cherubims. 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 bases: all of bims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. them had one casting, one measure, and one size. 8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends

38 1! Then made 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 of stone, whichMoses put there atHoreb, when house, and five on the left side of the house: and the LORD made a covenant with the children of he set the sea on the right side of the house east- 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 Hiram made an end the house of the LORD, of doing all the work that he made king Solomon 11 So that the priests could not stand to minisfor the house of the LORD:

ter because of the cloud : for the glory of the 41 T'he 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 11 Then spake Solomon, 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 pillars; 13 I have surely built thee a house to dwell in,

42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two a settled place for thee to abide in for ever. net-works, even two rows of pomegranates for 14 And the king turned his face about, and one net-work, to cover the two bowls of the blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all chapiters that were upon the pillars;

the congregation of Israel stood; 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;| 15 And he said, Blessed be the 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 pots, and the shovels, and the ba- ther, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, sins: and all these vessels which' Hiram made 16 Since the day that I brought forth my people 10 king Solomon for the house of the Lord, Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the were' 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; but I chose David to be over in the clay-ground between Succoth and Zarthan. my people Israel.

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

of Israel. 48 And Solomon made all the vessels that per- 18 And the LORD said unto David my father, tained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house untu gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shew- my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.

19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the house; 49 And the candlesticks of pure 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 lamps, and the tongs 20 And the LORD hath performed his word that of gold,

he 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 promised, and have built a house for gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors the name of the LORD

God of Israel

bread was,

my,

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 thein 40 That they may fear thee all the days that they out of the land of Egypt.

live in the land which thou gavest unto ourfathers. 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 far Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: couniry 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 stretche l-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 father 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 name, 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 name. with thy servant David my father that thou pro- 44 TT If thy people go out 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 mc as thou hast walked before me. have built for thy name.

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I45. Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and vray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto their supplication, and maintain their cause. hy 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 them, hold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carcontain thee; how much less this house that I ry them away captives unto the land of the enehave builded ?

far or near; 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy 47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves 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 theland thy servant prayeth before thee to-day : of them that carried them captives, saying, We

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this have sinned, and have done perversely, we have house night and day, even toward the place of committed wickedness; which thou hast said, My name shall be there: 48 And so return unto 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 unto scrvant, and of thy people Israel, when they their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in and the house which I have built for thy name: heaven thy dwelling-place: and when thou 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supliearest, forgive.

plication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and main31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, tain their cause, and an oath be laid upon him to 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 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge them compassion before them who carried them thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his captive, that they may have compassion on them: way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, 50 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, to give him according to his righteousness. which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from

33 | When thy people Israel be smitten down the midst of the furnace of iron : before the enemy, because they have sinned 52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supagainst thee, and shall turn again to thee, and plication of thy srvant, and unto the supplica confess thy name, and pray, and make supplica- tion of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them tion unto thee in this house :

in all that they call for unto thee. 34 Tben hear thou in heaven, and forgive the 53 For thou didst separate them from among al sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers. as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant,

35 || When heaven is shut up, and there is no when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, rain, because they have sinned against thee; if O Lord God. they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, 54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: an end of praying all this prayer and supplica

36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the tion unto the LORD, he arose from before the alan ot thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that tar of the LORD, 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 IT If there be in the land famine, if there be 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given restunto 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- mise, which he promised by the hand of Moses ever sickness there be ;

his servant. 38 What prayer and supplication soever be made 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, to and spread forth his hands toward this house : walk in all his ways, and to keep wis command

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, ments, and his statutes, and his judgments, whicb and forgive, and do, and give to every man ac- he commanded our fathers. cording to his ways, whose heart thou knowest;59 And let these my words wherewith I bave

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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 causc 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 to 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 commandiaents, as at this day. thou hast given me, my brother? And he called 62 T And the king, and all Israel with him, offered them 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 1! And this is the reason of the levy wbich 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 bouse, and Millo, and the wall of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

of Jerusalemn, 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 meat-of-Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for ferings, and the fatof the peace-offerings: because a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife. the brazen altar that was before the Lord was 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-Loron the too little to receive the burnt-offerings, and meat- nether, offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings. 18 And 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 of 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 eighth 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 Jebusites, 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 them 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 Soloished the building of the house of the LORD, 22 But of the children of Israel did 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 heard thy over Solomon's work,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 1 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the hast built to put my name there forever; 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 thou 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, to do according to all that I have com- altar which he built unto the Lord, and he burnt manded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. udgments:

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 dom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. upon the throne of 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. mandments 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 thip thern :

brought it to king Solomon. 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. hadisee shany name, wilb.cast but of my sight; AMDwbeso ben gucem cerSheba bearde of the and Israel shall be a and a all people :

LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. 8 Ånd at this house, which is high, every 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 much hiss; and they shall say, Why bath the LORD gold, and precious stones: and when she was done thus unto this land, and to this house? come to Solomon, she 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 Solomon 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 liad built, 10 11 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, bis servants, and the attendance of his ministers, che house of the LORD, and the king's house, and their apparel, and J;is cup-bearers, and his 11 (. Vow Hiram the king of Tyre håd furnished lascent by which he went up unto the house of

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