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The adorning of the temple.

I. KINGS.

Solomon's other buildings. the chains of gold before the oracle; and he Lebanon; the length thereof was a hundred overlaid it with gold.

cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, 22 And the whole house he overlaid with and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon gold, until he had finished all the house: also four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams the whole altar that was by the oracle he upon the pillars. overlaid with gold.

3 And it was covered with cedar above up. 23 | And within the oracle he made two on the beams that lay on forty-five pillars, cherubims of olive-tree, each ten cubits high. fifteen in a row.

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the 4 And there were windows in three rows, cherul), and five cubits the other wing of the and light was against light in three ranks. cherub: from the uttermost part of the one 5 And all the doors and posts were square wing unto the uttermost part of the other with the windows: and light was against were ten cubits.

light in three ranks. 25 And the other cheruh was ten cubits:.69 And he made a porch of pillars; the both the cherubims were of one measure and length thereofwa: fifty cubits, and the breadth one size.

thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was be26 The height of the one cherub was ten fone them: and the other pillars and the cabits, and so was it of the other cherub. thick beam were before them. 27 And he set the cherubims within the in

79 Then he made a porch for the throne ner house: and they stretched forth the wings where he might judge, even the porch of of the cherubims, so that the wing of the judginent: and it was covered with cedar one touched the one wall, and the wing of from one side of the floor to the other. the other cherub touched the other wall; and 8 9 And his house where he dwelt had ano. their wings touched one another in the midst ther court within the porch, which was of the of the house.

like work. Solomon inade also a house for 28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold. Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken to 29 And he carred all the walls of the house wise, like unto this porch. round about with carved figuresofcherubims, İ All these were of costly stones, according and palm-trees, and open flowers, within to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with and without.

saws, within and without, even from the foun 30. And the floor of the house he overlaid dation unto the coping, and so on the outside with gold, within and without.

toward the great court. 31 | And for the entering of the oracle he 10 And the foundation was of costly stones, made doors of olive-tree: the lintel and side- eren great stones; stones of ten cubits, and posts were a fifth part of the wul.

stones of eight cubits. 32 The two doors also were of olive-tree; 11 And above uere costly stones, aster the and he carved upon them carvings of cheru- measures of hewed stones, and cedars. bims, and palın-trees, and open Bowers, and 12 And the great court round about was overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon with three rows of hewed stones, and a row the cherubims, and upon the palm-trees. of cedar beams, both for the inner court of

33 So also made he forthe door of the temple, the house of the LORD, and for the porch of posts of olive-tree, a fourth part of the unll. the house.

34 And the two doors were of fir-tree: th 13 || And king Solomon sent and fetched two leaves of the one door were folding, and Hiram out of Tyre. the two leaves of the other door were folding. 11 He was a widlow's son of the tribe of

35 And he carved thereon cherubims, and Naphtali, and bis father was a man of Tyre, palin-trees, and open flowers; and covered a worker in brass; and he was filled with thein with gold, fitted upon the carved work. wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to

36 T And he built the inner court with three work all works in brass. And he came to rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar king Solomon, and wrought all his work. beams.

15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eigh37 In the fourth year was the foundation of teen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve the house of the LORD laid, in the monthı Zif: cubits did compass either of them about. 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month 16 And he made two chapiters of molten Bul (which is the eighth month) was the brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the house finished throughout all the parts there- height of the one chapiter was five cubits, of, and according to all the fashion of it. So and the height of the oilier chapiter was five was he seven years in building it.

cubits: CHAP. VII.

17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths

of chain-work, for the chapiters which were 1 The building of Solomon's house. 2 of the

house of Lebanon. 6 of the porch of pillars. apon the top of the pillars; seven for the one 7 of the porch of judgment. 8 of the house chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. for Pharmuh's daughter. 13 Hiram's work of

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows the two pillars. 23 of the molten sea. 27 of round about upon the one net-work, to cover the ten bases. 38 of the ten lavers, 40 and all the chapiters that were upon the top, with the vessels.

pomegranates: and so did he for the other BUT Solomon, was building his own chapiter

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19 And the chapiters that were upon the all his house.

top of the pillars were of lily-work in the 27 He built also the house of the forest of porch, four cubits.

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The gillars, ornaments, and CHAP. VIII.

utensils for the temple. 20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars and on the borders thereof, he graved cherrihad pomegranates also above, over against birns, lions, and palm-trees, according to the the belly which was by the net-work : and proportion of every one, and additions round the pomegranates were two hundred in rows about. round about upon the other chapiter.

37 After this manner he made the ten bases: 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of all of them had one casting, one measure, the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and one size. and called the name thereof Jachin: and he 38 . Then made he ten lavers of brass: set up the left pillar, and called the name one laver contained forty baths: and every thereof Boaz.

laver was four cubits: ined upon every one 22 And upon the top of the pillars rras lily- of the ten bases one laver. work: so was the work of the pillars finished. 39 And he put five bases on the right site 23 | And he made a molten sea, ten cubits of the house, and tive on the left side of from the one brim to the other: it was round the house: and he set the sea on the right all about, and his height was five cubits : side of the house eastward, over against the and a line of thirty cubits did compass it south. round about.

20 || And Hiram maile the lavers, and the 24 And under the brim or it round about shovels, and the basins. So Hiram made an there were knops compassing it, ten in a cu- end of doing all the work that he made hing bit, compassing the sea round about: the Solomon for the house of the LORD: knops were cast in two rows, when it wascast. 11 The two pillars, and the tro bowls of

25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking the chapiters that were on the top of the two toward the north, and three looking toward pillars; and the two net-works, to cover the the west, and three looking toward the south, iwo bowls of the chapiters which were upon and three looking toward the east: and the the top of the pillars, sea was set above upon them, and all their 42 And four hundred pomegranates for the binder parts were inward.

two net-workz, eren two rows of pomegra26 And it was a hand-breadth thick, and nates for one net-work, to cover the two bowls the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of the chapiters that cere upon the pillars; of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained, 4:3 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the two thousand baths.

bases; 27 | And he made ten bases of brase; four 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the cubits was the length of one base', and four sea; cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits, 45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the the height of it.

basins: and all these vessels which liram 28 And the work of the bases uus on this made to king Solomon for the house of the manner : They had borders, and the borders Lord, were of bright brass, were between the ledges :

46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast 29 And on the borders that were between them, in the clay-ground between Succoth the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and Zarthan. and upon the ledges there was a base above : 47 And Solonion left all the vessels unweighand beneath the lions and oxen were certain ed, because they were exceeding many: neiadditions made of thin work.

ther was the weight of the brass found out. 30 And every base had four brazen wheels, 48 And Solomon made all the vessels that and plates of brass : and the four corners pertained unto the house of the LORD: the thereof had undersetters: under the laver! altar of gold, and the table of gold, wherewere undersetters molten, at the side of every ¡ upon the shew-bread was, addition.

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five 31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter on the right side, and five on the left, before and above was a cubit: but the mouth there- the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, of was round after the work of the base, a and the tongs of gold, cubit and a half: and also upon the inouth 50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the of it were gravings with their borders, four- basins, and the spoons, and the censers of square, not round.

pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for 32 And under the borders were four wheels; the doors of the inner house, the inost holy and the axletrees of the wheels were joined place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, to the base : and the height of a wheel was of the temple. a cubit and half a cubit.

51 So was ended all the work that king So. 33 And the work of the wheels was like the lomon made for the house of the LORD. Anil work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, Solomon brought in the things which David and their naves, and their felloes, and their bis father had dedicated: even the silver, and spokes, were all molten.

the gold, and the vessels, did he put among 34 And there were four undersetters to the the treasures of the house of the LORD. four corners of one base : and the underset

CHAP. VIII. ters were of the very base itself.

1 The feast of the dedication of the temple. 12 35 And in the top of the base was there and 54 Solomon's blessing. 22 Solomon's pray a round compass of half a cubit high : and on er. 62 His sacrifice of peace-offerings. the top of the base the ledges thereof and the THEN Solomon assembled the elders of borders thereof were of the same.

Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, 36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, I the chief of the fathers of the children of Is".

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The dedication of the temple. I. KINGS.

The prayer of Solomon, rael, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that that he spake, and I ain risen up in the room they might bring up the ark of the covenant of David "iny father, and sit on the throne of of the LORD out of the city of David, which Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built a is Zion.

house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled them- 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, selves unto king Solomon at the feast in the wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which month Ethaniin, which is the seventh month. he made with our fathers, when he brought

3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the them out of the land of Egypt. priests took up the ark.

22 | And Solomon stood before the altar 4 And they brought up the ark of the Lorn, of the Lord in the presence of all the conand the tabernacle of the congregation, and gregation of Israel, and spread forth his all the holy vessels that were in the taberna- hands toward heaven: cle, even those did the priests and the Le 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there vites bring up

is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on 5 And king Solomon, and all the congre- earth beneath, who keepest covenant and gation of Israel, that were assembled unto merey with thy servants that walk before him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing thee with all their heart: sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor 24 Who hast kept with thy servant David mmbered for multitude.

my father that thou promisedst him: thou 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfillcovenant of the Lord unto his place, into ed it with thy hand, as it is this day. the oracle of the house, to the most holy 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, place, even under the wings of the cherubims. keep with thy servant David my father that

7 For the cherubiins spread forth their two thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not wings over the place of the ark, and the che- fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne rubims covered the ark and the staves there- of Israel; so that thy children take heed to of above.

their way, that they walk before me as thou 8 And they drew out the staves, that the hast walked before me. ends of the staves were seen out in the holy 26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, place before the oracle, and they were not I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest seen without: and there they are unto this day. unto thy servant David my father.

9 There was nothing in the ark save the 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? two tables of stone, which Moses put there behold the heaven and heaven of heavens at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant cannot contain thee; how much less this with the children of Israel, when they caine house that I have builded ? out of the land of Egypt.

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of 10 And it came to pass, when the priests thy servant, and to his supplication, o LORD were come out of the holy place, that the my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the cloud filled the house of the Lord,

prayer, which thy servant prayeth before 11 So that the priests could not stand to thee to-day: minister because of the cloud: for the glory 29 That thine eyes may be open toward this of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD. house night and day, even toward the place 124 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said of which thou hast said, My name shall be that he would dwell in the thick darkness. there: that thou mayest hearken unto the

13 I have surely built thee a house to dwell prayer which thy servant shall make toward in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever. this place.

14 And the king turned his face about, and 30 And hearken thou to the supplication of blessed all the congregation of Israel: and thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when all the congregation of Israel stood; they shall pray toward this place: and hear

15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God thou in heaven thy dwelling-place: and when of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto thou hearest, forgive. David my father, and hath with his hand ful-| 31 | If any man trespass against his neighfilled it, saying,

bour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause 16 Since the day that I brought forth my him to swear, and the oath come before thine people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city altar in this house: out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and that my name might be therein; but I chose judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, David to be over my people Israel. to bring his way upon his head; and justify17 And it was in the heart of David my ing the righteous, to give him according to father to build a house for the name of the his righteousness. LORD God of Israel.

33 | When thy people Israel be smitten 18 And the LORD said unto David my father, down before the enemy, because they have Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house sinned against thee, and shall turn again to unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and thy heart.

make supplication unto thee in this house: 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgiờo house; but thy son that shall come forth out the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them of thy loins, he shall build the house unto again unto the land which thou gavest unto my name.

their fathers. 20 And the Lord liath performed luis word | 35 F Whew heaven is shut up, and there is

and his thanksgiving,

CHAP. VIII.

at the dedication no rain, because they have sinned against 50. And forgive thy people that have sinned thee; if they pray toward this place, and con- against thee, and all their transgressions fess thy name, and turn from their sin, when wherein they have transgressed against thee, thou afflictest them:

and give them compassion before them who 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive carried them captive, that they may have the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Is- compassion on them : rael, that thou teach them the good way 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheriwherein they should walk, and give rain tance, which thou broughtest forth out of upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: people for an inheritance.

53 That thine eyes may be open unto the 37 | If there be in the land famine, if there supplication of thy servant, and unto the supbe pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if plication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in all that they call for unto thee. them in the land of their cities, whatsoever 53 For thou didst separate them from among plague, whatsoever sickness there be ; all the people of the earth, to be thine in

38 What prayer and supplication soever be heritance, as thou spakest by the hand of made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our which shall know every man the plague of fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Gov. his own heart, and spread forth his hands 54 And it was so, that when Solomon bad toward this house:

made an end of praying all this prayer and 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling- supplication unto the Lord, he arose from beplace, and forgive, and do, and give to every fore the altar of the Lori), from kneeling on man according to his ways, whose heart thou his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. knowest; (for thou, eren thou only, knowest 55 And he stood and blessed all the congre the hearts of all the children of men;) gation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 40 That they may fear thee all the days that 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest they live in the land which thou gavest unto unto his people Israel, according to all that our fathers.

he promised: there hath not failed one word 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is of all his good proinise, which he promised not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a by the hand of Moses his servant. far couniry for thy name's sake;

57 The Lord our God be with us, as he was 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, with our fathers : let him not leave us, nor and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched forsake us: out arm;) when he shall come and pray to 58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, ward this house;

to walk in all his ways, and to keep his coin43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, mandments, and his statutes, and his judg. and do according to all that ihe stranger call- ments, which he commanded our fathers. eth to thee for: that all people of the earth 59 And let these my words wherewith I have may know thy name, to few thee, as do thy made supplication before the LORD, be nigh people Israel; and that they may know that unto the Lori) our God day and night, that this house which I have builded is called by he maintain the cause of his servant, and the thy name.

cause of his people Israel at all times, as the 44 If thy people go out to battle against matter shall require : their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send 60 That all the people of the carth may know them, and shall pray unto the Lori) toward that the LORD is God, and that there is none the city which thou hast chosen, and toward else. the house that I have built for thy name. 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with

45 Then hearthou in heaven their prayer and the LURV our God, to walk in his statutes, their supplication, and maintain their cause. and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no 62 9 And the king, and all Israel with him, man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with offered sacrifice before the LORD. them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peacethey carry them away captives unto the land offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, of the enemy, far or near;

two and twenty thousand oxen, and a hun47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in dred and twenty thousand sheep. So the the land whither they were carried captives, king and all the children of Israel dedicated and repent, and make supplication unto thee the house of the LORI). in the land of them that carried thein captives, 64 The same day did the king hallow the saying, We have sinned, and have done per- middle of the court that was before the house versely, we have committed wickedness; of the Lord: for there he offered burnt-of

48 And .so return unto thee with all their ferings, and meat-offerings, and the fat of the heart, and with all their soul, in the land of peace-offerings : because the brazen altar their enemies which led them away captive, that was before the LORD was too little to reand pray unto thee toward their land, which ceive the burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, Thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which and the fat of the peace-offerings. thou hastchosen, and the house which I have 65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, built for thy name:

and all Israel with him, a great congregation, 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their from the entering in of Hamath unto the rivas supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, Tor Egypt, before the LORD our God, sevea and maintain their cause,

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God's covenant with Solomon. 1. KINGS. Solomon s yearly sacrifices.

66 On the eighth day he sent the peoplecalled them the land of Cabul unto this day, away: and they blessed the king, and went 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore taanto their tents joyful and glad of heart for lents of gold. all the goodness that the LORD had done for 154 And this is the reason of the levy which David his servant, and for Israel his people. king Solomon raised; for to build the house CHAP. IX.

of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, 3 God's corennnt in a rision with Solomon. 10 and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and

The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram. Megiddo, and Gezer.
15 In Solomon's works the Gentiles were his 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up,
bonil-men, the Israelites honourable serrants. and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and
24 Pharaoh's drughter renoveth to her house. slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city,
23 Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices. 26 His and given it for a present unto his daughter,
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17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethfinished the building of the house of the horon the nether, LORD, and the king's house, and all Solo- 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilmon's desire which he was pleased to do, derness, in the land,

2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon second time, as he had appeared unto him at had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for Gibeon.

his horsemen, and that which Solomon de3 And the Lord said unto him, I have heard sired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, thy prayer and thy supplication that thou hast and in all the land of his dominion. made before me: I have hallowed this house, 20 And all the people that were left of the which thou hast built, to put my name there Amorites, Ilittites, Perizzites, Iivites, and for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall Jebusites, which were not of the children of be there perpetually.

Israel, 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David 21 Their children that were left after them tly father walked, in integrity of heart, and in the land, whoin the children of Israel also in uprightness, to do according to all that I were not able utterly to destroy, upon those have commanded thee, and wilt keep my did Solomon levy a tribute of bond-service statutes and my judginents:

into this day. 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy 22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised make no bond-men: but they were men of to David thy father, saying, There shall not war, and his servants, and his princes, and fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and

6 But if ye shall at all turn from following his horsemen. me, ye or your children, and will not keep! 23 These were the chief of the officers that my commandments and my statutes which were over Soloinon's work, five hundred and have set before you, but go and serve other fifty, which bare rule over the people that gods, and worship them:

wrought in the work. 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land 24.9 But Pharaoli's daughter came up out which I have given them; and this house of the city of David unto her house which which I have hallowed for my name, will I Solomon had built for her: then did he build cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a Millo. proverb and a by-word among all people: 25 And three times in a year did Solomon 8 And at this house, rohich is high, every one offer burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon that passeth by it shall be astonished, and the altar which he built into the LORD, and, shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the he burnt incense upon the altar that was beLORD done thus unto this land, and to this fore the Lord. So he finished the house. house?

26-T And king Solomon made a navy of ships 9 And they shall answer, Because they for- in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloih, on the sook the LORD their God, who brought forth shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edoin. their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have 27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, taken hold upon other gods, and have wor- shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with shipped them, and served them: therefore the servants of Solomon. hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil. 28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from

10 | And it came to pass at the end of twen- thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, ty years, when Solo,non had built the two and brought it to king Solomon. houses, the house of the Lori), and the king's

CHAP. X. house,

1 The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of 11 (No Hiram the king of Tyre had sur Solomon. 14 Solomon's gold. 16 His targets. nished Solomon with cedar-trees and fir

18 The throne nf ivory. 21 His vessels. 24 His trees, and with gold, according to all his de presents. 26 His chariots and horse. 28 His sire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram tribute. twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12 And Hirain came out from Tyre to see

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ND when the queen of Sheba heard of the cities which Solomon had given him; name of the Lord, she came to prove him and they pleased him not.

with hard questions. 13 And he sail, What cities arethese which| 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very ehou hast giron me, my brother? And he great train, with camels that bare spices, and

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