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Solomon
CHAP. VI.

praiscih Goda but they were not scen without. And my pame might be tiere, and have there it is unto this day.

chosen Divid to be over my people 10 There was nothing in the ark gare Israel. the two tables which Nioses put there- 7 Now it was in the lieart of David in at Horeb, when the Lord made a mny father to build a house for the coucnant with the children of Israel, name of tbe LORD God of Israel: when they came out of Egypt.

8 But the Lord said to David my fa. 11 1 And it cano to pass, when the ther, Forasmuch as it was in thy beart priests were coine out of the holy to build a house for my nainc, thout place; (for all the priests that were didst well in that it was in thy heari: present ware sanctified, and did not| 9 Notwithstanding lliou blialt not cher wait by course:

build the house; but thy 801, whics 12 Also the Levites which were the shall come forth out of this loins, lie singers, all of them of Asaph, or He shall build the house sor my name. man, or Jeduthun, with their sons and 10 The Lord therefore bath perform. their brethren, being arrayeci in white ed his word that he bath spoken; for linen, having cymbals and psalteries I am risen up in the room of David and harpy, stood at the eastend of the my father, and am set on the throne of allar, and with them a hundred and Israel, as the Lord promised, and have lwenty priests souoding with trum-built the house for the name of Wie pets;)

LORD Goil of Israel, 13 It come even to pass, as the trum- 11 And in it hare I put the ark, peters and singers 10erc ag one, to wherein is the covenant of we LORI), inake one sound to be beard in prais. that he made will the childreu of lxing and thanking the LOND, and when rael. they listed up their voice with the 12 J And lie stcod before the altar vi wuinpets and cymbals and instrunents the LORD, in the presence of all the of music, and praised the LORD, say. congregation of Israel, and spread ins, For he is good; for lig mercy en-Tortb his hands, dureth for ever: that then the bouse 13 (For Solomon had made a brazci was filled with a cloud, even the house scallold of lire cubits long, and five of the Lond;

cubits broadl, and three cubits liighi, 14 So that the priests coull not stand and bad gel it in the midst of the court: to ministerly reason of the cloud: for and upon it be slood, and kneeled the glory or wie LOAD bad filled the clown upon bis knees before all the liouse of God.

congregation of Jeritel, and spread CHAP. VI.

forth his bands towards heaven,) THEN said Solomon, The LORD 14 And said, O LORD God c! Ismel,

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nor in the earth; which keepest cove. 2 But I have built a liouse of liabita-nant, and showest mercy unto thy sertion for thee, and a place for iby dwell- vant's that walk belore thee with all ang lor erer.

their hearts ; 3 And the king turned his face, and 15 Thou wbich hast kept with thy blessed the whole congregation of 19. servant David my father that which rael: and all the congregation of Is- thou bast promised bim; and spakest rael stood.

with thy inoutli, and has fulfilled it 14 And he said, Blessed be the LORD with tly hands, as it is this day, God of Israel, who bath with his hands 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of fulfilled that which he spake with his Israel, keep witb thy servant David amouth to my father David, saying, my father that which thou liast prom

5 Since the day that I brought forth ised hiin, saying, There shall not fail my people out of the land of Egypt, 1 liec a main in my sight to sit upon the chose no city among all the tribes of Is-thuone of Israel; yet eo that thy chilriel to build a house in, that my nane jaren take heed to their way to walk in oright be there; neither chose I any my law, as tbou last walkeil before nie. 721 to be a ruler over ny people Is- 17 Now thien, O LORD God of Israel Titel:

let thy word be verified, which thou j But I have closen Jerusalem, that last spoken unto thy servant David

Solomon's
II. CHRONICLES.

praye: 18 but will God in very deed dwell if their enemies besiege them in the with men on the earth? Behold, hea-cities of their land; whatsoever sore, ven and the heaven of heavens cannol or whatsoever sickness there be: contain thee; how diuch less this 29 Then whal prayer, or what sup house which I have built!

plication goeier shall be made of any 19 Have respect therefore to the mai, or of all thy people Israel, when prayer of thy serrant, and to his sup-every one shall know liis own sore, and plication, O Load my God, lo hearken his own griel, and shall spread forth unto the cry and the prayer which thy his lands in his liouse : servant prayeth besore thee:

30 Then hear thou from heaven thy 20 Tliat thine eyes may be open upon dwelling place, and forgive, and reli. this house day and night, upon the ler unto every man according unto all place whereof thou hast said, that tliou big ways, whose heart thou knowest; i wouldest put thy name there; to leark. (for thou only knowest the liearts of en unto the prayer which thy servant the children of inen;) prayelhi toward this place.

31 That they may lear tee, to walk 21 Hearken therefore unto the suppli- in thy ways, so long as they live in the cations of thy servant,and of thy peo. land which thou gavest unto our kit ple Israel, which they shall make to-thers. ward this place: liear thou from thy 32 T Moreover,concerning the strandwelling-place,even from learen ; &nd ger, which is uoluflliy people Israel, wien thou learest, forgive.

but is come liom a far country for thy 22 TIf a man sin against his neigl. great name's sake, and thy mighty bour, and an oath be laid upon him to land, and thy stretched-out arm, it rake him swear, and the oath come they come aud pray in this house : before thine altar in this house :

33 Then lear thou from the leavera 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and even from thy dwelling place, and do do, and judge thy servants, by requit, according to all that the stranger call ing the wicked, by recompensing bis eth to thee for; that all people of the way upon lig own head; and by justi-earth inay know thy name, and fear fying the righteous, oy giving biin ac- thee, as doch tby people Israel, and cording to bis righteousness. may know that this house, which I

24 T And is thy people lsrael be put have built, 19 called by thy name. to the worse before the enerny, because 34 Til thy people go out to war they have sinned against thee; and against their enemies by the way that sliall return and conless thy name and thou shalt gond them, and they pray pray and inake supplication before unto thee toward this city which thou thee in this house;

bast chosen, and the house which I 25 Then hear thou from the leavens, have built for thy name: and forgive the sin of thy people Isra: 35 Then bear thou from the leaveng el, and bring them again unto the land their prayer and their supplication, which thou gavest lolliem,and to their and maintain their cause. fathers.

36 T Ir they sin against thee, (for 26 | When tlie lieaven is shut u;), and there is no inan wbich sinneth not,) there is no rain, because they have and thou be angry with them, and de simged against thee; yel is they pray liver them over before their enemies, toward this place, and confess thy and they carry them away captives name, and turn from their sin, when unto a land far ofl'or near; thou dost allict them:

37 Yetif they bethink themselves in 27 Then hear chou liom learen, and the land whither they are carried capCorgive the sin olthy servants, and of live, and turn and pray unto thee in thy people Israel, wlien thou hast the land of their captivity', saying, We taught them the good way wherein lave sinned, we bave done amiss, wid they should walk; and send rain upon have dealt wickedly; tiy land, wliich thou hast given unto 38 Is they return to thee with all their thy people for an inheritance. heart and with all their soul in the

28 | Ii' lliere be dearth in the land, islaod of their captivity, whither they there be pestilence, if there be blast. have carried them captives, and pray als, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillara; toward their land which thou gavent

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His silien
CHAP. VII.

sucrifice unto their salers, and toward the city the peace-ofleriugg,because the brasen wbich thou hast chosen, and toward alter which Sulomon bad nade was the house which I have built for thy not able to receire the burnt-offerings,

and the meal.ollerings, and the lat. 39 Then liear thou fi:om the licavens, 8 T Also at the saine time Solomon even froin uy dwelling place, their kept the least seven days, and all level prayer and their supplications, and with him, a very great coagregation, inaintain their cause, and forgive thy (on the entering in or Hamath unto people which liave sinned against thee. the river or Egypt.

40 1 Now, my God, let, I beseech 9 And in the eighth day they made thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine a solemn assembly; for they kept the cars be attent unto the prayer that is dedication of the altar seven days, and made in this place.

the least seven days. 41 Now therefore arise, LORD God, 10 Aud on the ibree and twentieth into thy resting place, thou, and the day ofllie seventh inonth he sent the ark of thy strength: let thy priesls, people away into their tents, glad and LORD God, be clothed with salvation, merry in heart for the goodness that and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. the Lord had showed ulito David, and 42 O Lord God, turn not avay the to Solomon, and to Israel bis people.. face of thine anointed : reinember the 11 Tlius Solomon finislied the house mercies of David thy servant. of the LORD, and the king'a house: and

all that came into Soloinon's heart to CHAP. VII.

make in the house of the Lord, and TOW when Soloinon liad made an in his own house, he prosperously efdown from heaven, and consumed the 12 11 And the LORD appeared to Scloburnt-offermg and Ule sacrifices; and mo! by night, and said unto hiin, I the glory of the Lord filled the house. lave lieard thy prayer, and have cho

2 And the priests could not enter into sen this place to myself for a house of the house of the LORD, because the sacrifice. glory of the LORD had filled tbe LORD'S 13 Il I shut up heaven that tliere be house.

no rain, or if I cominand the locust to 3 And when all the children of Israel devour the land, or if I send pestilence saw how the fire came down, and the among iny people ; glory of the Lord upon the house, 11 If ny people, which are called by they bowed themselves with their iny naine, shall humble themselves, laces to the ground upon the pare- and pray, and seek my face, and turn ment, and worshipped, and praised the from their wicked ways; then will I Lord, saying, For he is good ; for liis bear from heaven, and will forgive merry enduell for ever.

their sin, and will heal their land. 4.1 Then the king and all the people 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, aud bilered sacrifices belore the LORD. minc cais attent unto the prayer thub

5 And king Solomon olered a sacri- is mide in this place. fice of twenty and tuvo thousand oxen, 16 For uow bave I chosen and sanctiand a liundred and twenty thousand fied this house, that my name may be sleep. So the king aod all the people there for ever: and mine eyes and my dedicated the house of God.

heart shall be tliere perpetualla: 6 Aud the priests waited on their 016- 17 Aud as for thee, if thou wilt walk ces; the Levites also with instruments before me, as David diy father walked, of music of the LORD, which David and do according to all that I have the king liad made to praise the Lord, commanded thee, and shalt observe because his mercy eriiureth for ever, my stalules and my judgments; wlien David praised by their ministry; 18 Then will I establisli the throne of and the priests sounded trumpets be thy kingdom according as I have core fore them, and all Israel stood. wanted with David thy father, saying,

7 Moreover, Solomon hallowed the There shiul vot fail thee il man lo be middle of the court that was before ruler in Israel. the house of the LORD: (or were hel 19 Bulil'ye turn away, and forsake offered burnt-offerings, and the fat of my statutes and my commandments,

Solomon's
II. CHKONICLES.

buil.lings. which I have set before you, and shall chief of his captains, and captains or go and serve other gous, and worsliip his chariots and horsenien. them ;

10 Aud these ucre the chiet or king 20 Then will I pluck them up by the Solomon's officers, even two hundred roots out of iny land which I have giv. and hilly, that bare rule over the peo en them; and this bouse, which I have ple, sanctified for my naine, will I cast out 11 | And Solomon brought up the of my siglit, and will make it to be a daughter of Pharaoli out of the city of proverb and a by-word among all na- David unto the house that he had built tions.

for her: for be said, My wife shall 21 And this house, which is high, not dwell inthe house of David kingof shall be an astonishment to every one Israel, because the places are holy, that passetu by it; so that lie shall say, whereunto the ark of We Lond lauls

, Wuy hath the Lond done thus uuto come. this land, and upto this bouse?

12 T Thien Solomon offered burnt22 And it shall be answered, Because offerings tu to the LORD on the altar of they forsook the LORD God of their the LORD, which he had built before Cathers, which brought them forth out the porch; of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on 13° Even after a certain rate every other gods, and worshipped them, and day, ofleriug, according to the coinserved them: therefore hath lie brought mandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, al this evil upon tliein.

and on the new-moons, and on the sol

emn feasts, three times in the year, CHAP. VIII. leven in the least of unleavened brend,

, and in the twenty years, wherein Solomon feast of tabernaclos. had built tie house of the LORD, and 14.1 And he appointed, according to his own house,

the order or David his father, the cour2 That the cities which Huram had ses of the priests to their service, and restored to Solomon, Soloinon built the Levites to their charges, to praise them, and caused the children of Israel and ininister before the priests, as the to dwell there.

duty of every day required: thc por3 And Solomon went to Hamath-(ters also by their courses at every gate zobah, and prevailed against it.

for so had David the man of God com. 4 And he built Tadınor in the wil. manded. derness, and all the store-cities, wbich 15 And they departed not from the die built in Hämatlı,

commandinent of the king unto the h Also he built Beth-loron the upper, priests and Levites, concerning any and Beth-loron the nether, fenced citinutter, or concerning the treasures. ics, with walls, gates, and bars:

16 Now all the work or Solonion was 6 Aud Baalathi, and all the store-cities prepared unto the day of the foundathat Solomon liad, and all the chariot. tion of the liouse of the Lord, and uncities and the cities of the horsemen, til it was finished. So the house of the aod all that Solomon desired to build LORD was perfected. in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and 17 | Then went Solomon to Eziontlıroughout all the land of his domin. geber, and to Eloth, at the sea-side in ion.

the land of Edom. 7 T As for all the people that were 19 And Huram sent him by the hands leit, of the Hittites, and the Ainorites for his servants, ships, and servants that and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and had knowledge of the sea; and they the Jebusites, which were not of Israel, went with the scrvants of Solomo:1 to

8 Bru of their children, who were Ophir, and took thence four hundred left alter them in the land, whoin the and filty talents or gold, and brought children of Israel consumed not, lhen them to king Solomon, did Soloinon make to pay tribute until

CHAP. IX. by buy or the children of Israel dia A Mare ben the came of Solomena

, Solomon inake no servants for his she came to prove Solomon with bird work; but they i'ere inca ol war, and questions at Jerusalem, with a very

The Green of Shese
CHAP. IX,

visitech him. great conipany, and camels that bare turned, and went away to ber own spices, and gold in abundance, and land, slie and her servants. precious stones; and when she was 13 T Now the weight of gold that come to Solomon,slie communed with came to Solomon in one year wae six him of all that was in hec lieart, hundred and threescore and six talents

2 And Solomon told her all her ques- of gold; tions: and there was nothing hid from 14 Besides that inhich chapmen and Solomon which he told her not. merchants brought. And all the kings

3 And when the queen of Sheba liad or Arabia and goveriors of the coun Been the wisdom of Solomon, and the tre brought gold and silser to Solomon. house that lie had built,

15 | And king Solomon made two 4 And the meat of his table, and the lundred targets of bcaten goid: six sitting of his servants, and the attend hundred skekels of beaten gold went to ance of his ministers, and their appar- one target. el; lis cup-bearere also, and their ap. 16 And three hundred sliields made parel; and bis ascent by which he he of beaten gold: three hundred shewent up into the house of the Lord; kels of gold went to one shield. And there was no more spirit in her. the king put them in the house of the

5 And she said to the king, It was a forest of Lebanon. true report which I heard in mine 17 1 Moreover the king 'nade à great own land of thine acts, and of Lby throne of ivory, and a vorlaid it with wisdom:

pure gold. 6 Howbeit I believed not their words, 18 And there were six steps to the until I came, and mine eyes had seen tlırone, with a footstool of gold,which il: and, behold, the one half of the were fastened to the throne,and stays greatness of thy wisdom was not told on each side of the sitting-place, and me: for thou exceedest the fame that two lions standing by the stays: I heard.

19 Aud twelve lions stood there on 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are the one side and on the other upon the these thy servants, which stand contin- six steps. There was not the like ually before thee, and hear thy wis made in any kingdom. dom.

20 | And all tie drinking vessels of 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, king Solomon ucre of gold, and all the which delighted in tliee to set thee on vessels of the house of the forest of liis throne, to be king for the LORD Lebanon icere of pure gold: none were thy God: because thy God loved Is- of silver; it was not any thing acriel, to establish thein for ever, there counted of in the days of Solomon. fore made he thee king over them, to 21 For the king's ships went to Tardo judgment and justice.

shish with the servants of Huram 9 And slie gave the king a hundred every three years once came the ships and twenty talente of gold, and of of Tarabish bringing gold, and silver, spices great abundance, and precious ivory, and apes, and peacocks. stones: neither was there any such 22 And king Solomon passed all the spice as the queen of Sheba gave king kings of the earth in riches and wis. Solomon.

dom, 10 And the servants also of Huram, 23 1 And all the kings of the earth and the servants of Solomon, which sought the presence of Solomon, to brought gold from Ophir, brought hear his wisdom, that God had put in algum-trees and precious stones. bis lieart.

11 And the king made of the algum- 24 And they brought every man lis trees terraces to the house of the LORD, present,ressels of silver,and vessels of and to the king's palace, and haips and gold, and rainent, harness, and spices, psalteries for singers: and there were horses, and mules, a rate year by ycar none such sech before in the laud of 25 T And Solomon had four thousand Judah.

stalls for horses and chariots ; and 12 And king Solomon gave to the twelve thousand horsemen whom he queen of Sheba all her desire, what- bestowed in the chariot-cities, and Boever she askel, besides that which with tlie kins at Jerusalem. slie had brought unto the king. So slie 20 1 And he reigned over all the

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