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The molten sea. Fants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty and he overlaid it within with pure gold. chousand measures of beaten wheat, and 5 And the greater house he ceiled with Ewenty thousand measures of barley, and fir-tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, wenty thousand batbs of wine, and twenty and set thereon palm-trees and chains. housand baths of oil.

16 And he garnished the house with pre11 1 Then Huram the king of Tyre cious stones for beauty : and the gold was anstrered in writing, which he sent to So- gold of Parvaim. lomon, Because the LORD had loved his 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, people, he hath made thee king over them. the posts, and the walls thereof, and the

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cheLORD God of Israel, that made heaven and rubims on the walls. earth, who hath given to David the king a 8 And he made the most holy house, wise son, endued with prudence and un- the length whereof was according to the derstanding, that might build an house for breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he

13 And now I have sent a cunning man, overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six endued with understanding, of Huram my hundred talents. father's,

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty 14 The son of a woman of the daugh- shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upters of Dan, and his father was a man of per chambers with gold. Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, 10 And in the most holy house he made in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in two cherubims of image-work, and overlaid purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in them with gold. crimson; also to grave any manner of 11 And the wings of the cherubims graving, and to find out every device which were twenty cubits long: one wing of the shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the and with the cunning men of my lord Da- wall of the house : and the other wing was vid thy father.

likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the the other cherub. barley, the oil, and the wine which my 12 And one wing of the other cherub lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the servants;

house : and the other wing was five cubits 16 And we will cut wood out of Leba- also, joining to the wing of the other chenon, as much as thou shalt need: and we rub. will bring it to thee in floats by sea to 13 The wings of these cherubims spread Joppa ; and thou shalt carry it up to Jeru- themselves forth twenty cubits: and they salem.

stood on their feet, and their faces were in17 [ And Solomon numbered all the ward. strangers that were in the land of Israel, 14 | And he made the vail of blue, and after the numbering wherewith David his purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and father had numbered them; and they were wrought cherubims thereon. found an hundred and fifty thousand and 15 I Also he made before the house two three thousand and six hundred

pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and 18 And he set threescore and ten thou- the chapiter that was on the top of each of sand of them to be bearers of burdens, and them was five cubits. fourscore thousand to be hewers in the 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, mountain, and three thousand and six liun- and put them on the heads of the pillars ; dred overseers to set the people a-work. and made an hundred pomegranates, and CHAP. II.

put them on the chains. THEN Solomon began to build the 17 And he reared up the pillars before

1 house of the LORD at Jerusalem in the temple, one on the right hand, and the mount Moriah, where the LORD appear-other on the left; and called the name of ed unto David his father, in the place that that on the right hand Jachin, and the name David had prepared in the threshing-floor of that on the left Boaz. of Ornan the Jebusite.

CHAP. IV. 2 And he began to build in the second M OREOVER he made an altar of day of the second month, in the fourth year I brass, twenty cubits the length thereof his reign.

of, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, 31 Now these are the things wherein and ten cubits the height thereof. Solomon was instructed for the building of 2 ( Also he made a molten sea of ten the house of God. The length by cubits cubits from brim to brim, round in coinpass, after the first measure was threescore cu- and five cubits the height thereof; and a bits, and the breadth twenty cubits. line of thirty cubits did compass it round

4 And the porch that was in the front of about. the house, the length of it was according to 3 And under it was the similitude of oxs the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, en, which did compass it round about: ten and the height was an hundred and twenty : in a cubit, compassing the sea round about

The vessels of the temple. II. CHRONICLES, The ark brought up. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was lamps, that they should burn after the mancast.

ner before the oracle, of pure gold; 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three look- 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and ing toward the north, and three looking the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect toward the west, and three looking to- gold; ward the south, and three looking toward 22 And the snuffers, and the basins, the east: and the sea was set above upon and the spoons, and the censers, of pure them, and all their hinder parts were in- gold : and the entry of the house, the inner ward.

Idoors thereof for the most holy place, and 5 And the thickness of it was an hand-the doors of the house of the temple, were breadth, and the brim of it like the work of gold. of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies;

CHAP. V. and it received and held three thousand T HUS all the work that Solomon made baths.

T1 for the house of the LORD was finish61 He inade also ten lavers, and put ed: and Solomon brought in all the things five on the right hand, and five on the left, that David his father had dedicated; and to wash in them : such things as they of the silver, and the gold, and all the instrufered for the burnt-offering they washed in ments, put he among the treasures of the them; but the sea was for the priests to house of God. wash in.

2 4 Then Solomon assembled the elders 7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the according to their form, and set them in the chief of the fathers of the children of Istemple, five on the right hand, and five on rael, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark the left.

of the covenant of the LORD out of the city 8 He made also ten tables, and placed of David, which is Zion. them in the temple, five on the right side, 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assemand five on the left. And he made an hun-bled themselves unto the king in the feast dred basins of gold.

which was in the scventh month. 9 1 Furthermore he made the court of 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the priests, and the great court, and doors the Levites took up the ark. for the court, and overlaid the doors of them 5 And they brought up the ark, and the with brass.

tabernacle of the congregation, and all the 10 And he set the sea on the right side holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, of the east end, over against the south. these did the priests and the Levites bring

11 | And Huram made the pots, and up. the shovels, and the basins. And Huram 6 Also king Solomon, and all the congrefinished the work that he was to make for gation of Israel that were assembled unto king Solomon for the house of God; him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and

. 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pom-oxen, which could not be told nor numbermers, and the chapiters which were on the ed for multitude. top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths 7 And the priests brought in the ark of to cover the two pommels of the chapiters the covenant of the LORD unto his place, which were on the top of the pillars; to the oracle of the house, into the most

13 And four hundred pomegranates on holy place, even under the wings of the the two wreaths; two rows of pomegra- cherubims: nates on each wreath, to cover the two pom-! 8 For the cherubims spread forth their mels of the chapiters which were upon the wings over the place of the ark, and the pillars.

Icherubims covered the ark, and the staves 14 He made also bases, and lavers made thereof above. he upon the bases;

19 And they drew out the staves of the 15' One sea, and twelve oxen under it. ark, that the ends of the staves were seen

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and from the ark before the oracle; but they the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, were not seen without. And there it is unto did Huram his father make to king Solo- this day. mon for the house of the LORD of bright 10 There was nothing in the ark save brass.

the two tables which Moses put thercin at 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king Horeb, when the LORD made a rovenant cast them, in the clay ground between Suc- with the children of Israel, when they came coth and Zeredathah.

out of Egypt. 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels 11 | And it came to pay, when the in great abundance : for the weight of the priests were come out of the holy place : brass could not be found out.

(for all the priests that were present were 19 1 And Solomon made all the vessels sanctified, and did not then wait by course : that were for the house of God, the golden 12 Also the Levites which were the singaltar also, and the tables whereon the shew-ers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of bread was set;

Jeduthun, with their sons and their bre20 Moreover the candlesticks with their thren; being arrared in white linen, having Solomon's prayer at the CHIAP. VÌ. consecration of the temple. mbals and psalteries and harps, stood at in the midst of the court : and upon it he

east end of the altar, and with them an stood, and kneeled down upon his knees endred and twenty priests sounding with before all the congregation of Israel, and apets :)

spread forth his hands toward heaven,) 13 It came even to pass, as the trum- 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, ters and singers were as one, to make there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor e sound to be heard in praising and in the earth; which keepest covenant, and anking the LORD; and when they lifted shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk » their voice with the trumpets and cym- before thee with all their hearts:

Js and instruments of music, and praised 15 Thou which hast kept with thy serce Lord, saying, For he is good; for his vant David my father that which thou hast cercy endureth for ever: that then the liouse promised him; and spakest with thv mouth, as filled with a cloud, cven the house of and hast fulfilled it with thine hanı), as it is e LORD;

this day. 14 So that the priests could not stand to 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Issinister by reason of the cloud: for the rael, keep with thy servant David my fatory of the LORD had filled the house of ther that which thou hast promised him, jod.

saying, There shall not fail thee a man in CHAP. VI.

my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; THEN said Solomon, The Lord hath yet so that thy children take heed to their

I said that he would dwell in the thick way tu walk in my law, as thou hast walked larkness.

before me. 2 But I have built an house of habitation 17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for let thy word be verified, which thou hast ever.

spoken unto thy servant David. 3 And the king turned his face, and 18 But will God in very deed dwell with blessed the whole congregation of Israel: men on the carth ? Behold, heaven and the and all the congregation of Israel stood. heaven of heavens cannot contain thee;

4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God how much less this house which I have of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled built! that which he spake with his mouth to my 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer father David, saying,

of thy servant, and to his supplication, o 5 Since the day that I brought forth my Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry people out of the land of Egypt I chose no and the prayer which thy servant prayeth city among all the tribes of Israel to build before thee: an house in, that my name might be there; 20 That thine eyes may be open upon neither chose I any man to be a ruler over this house day and night, upon the place my people Israel :

whereof thou hast said, that thou wouldest 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my put thy name there; to hearken unto the name might be there; and have chosen prayer which thy servant prayeth toward David to be over my people Israel.

this place. 7 Now it was in the heart of David my 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplicafather to build an house for the name of the tions of thy servant, and of thy people Lord God of Israel;

Israel, which they shall make toward this 8 But the Lord said to David my father, place: hear thou frou thy dwelling-place, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build even from heaven; and when thou hearest, an house for my name, thou didst well in forgive. that it was in thine heart:

22 { If a man sin against his neighbour, 9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build and an oath be laid upon him to make him the house; but thy son which shall come swear, and the oath come before thine alforth out of thy Joins, he shall build the tar in this house ; house for my namne.

1 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, 10 The Lord therefore hath performed and judge thy servants, by requiting the his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen wicked, by recompensing his way upon up in the room of David my father, and his own head; and by justifying the rightam set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord eous, by giving him according to his rightpromised, and have built the house for the eousness. name of the LORD God of Israel.

24 And if thy people Israel be put to 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein the worse before the enemy, because they is the covenant of the LORD, that he made have sinned against thee; and shall returi with the children of Israel.

and confess thy name, and pray and make 12 1 And he stood before the altar of the supplication before thee in this house; Loep in the presence of all the congrega- 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, tion of Israel, and spread forth his hands : and forgive the sin of thy people Israel,

13 (For Solomon had made a brazen and bring them again unto the land which

broad, and three cubits high, and had set it

26 I When the heaven is shut up, and

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Solomon's prayer, &c. II. CHRONICLES.

His solemn sacrifice. there is no rain, because they have sin-heart and with all their soul in the land of ned against thee; yet if they pray toward their captivity, whither they have carried this place, and confess thy name, and them captives, and pray toward their land turn from their sin, when thou dost affilict which thou gavest unto their fathers, and them;

toward the city which thou hast chosen, 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and and toward the house which I have built forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy for thy name: people Israel, when thou hast taught them 39 Then hear thou from the heavens ihe good way wherein they should walk : even from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and send rain upon thy land, which thcu and their supplications, and maintain their hast given unto thy people for an inherit- cause, and forgive thy people which have

sinned against thee. 28 | If there be dearth in the land, if 40 II Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, there be pestilence, if there be blasting, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars ; if their attent unto the prayer that is made in this enemies besiege them in the cities of their place. land; whatsoever sore, or whatsoever sick-l. 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, ness there be :

into thy resting-place, thos, and the ark of 29 Then what prayer, or what suppli- thy strength : let thy priests, O Lord God, cation soever shall be made of any man, or be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints of all thy people Israel, when every one rejoice in goodness. shall know his own sore and his own grief, 42 O Lord God, turn not away the face and shall spread forth his hands in this of thine anointed : remember the mercies house :

of David thy servant. 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy

CHAP. VII. dwelling-place, and forgive, and render NOW when Solomon had made an end unto every man according unto all his I of praying, the fire came down from ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou heaven, and consumed the burnt-offering only knowest the hearts of the children of and the sacrifices; and the glory of the men :)

LORD filled the house. 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in 2 And the priests could not enter into thy ways, so long as they live in the land the house of the LORD, because the glory which thou gavest unto our fathers. of the Lord had filled the Lord's house.

32 | Moreover, concerning the stranger, 3 And when all the children of Israel which is not of thy people Israel, but is saw how the fire came down, and the glory come from a far country for thy great of the LORD upon the house, they bowed name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and themselves with their faces to the ground thy stretched-out arm; if they come and upon the pavement, and worshipped, and pray in this house;

I praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; * 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, for his mercy endureth for ever. even from thy dwelling-place, and do ac- 4 Then the king and all the people cording to all that the stranger calleth to offered sacrifices before the LORD. tiree for ; that all people of the earth may 5 And king. Solomon offered a sacrifice know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an pe:)ple Israel, and may know that this hundred and twenty thousand sheep: $0 house which I have built is called by thy the king and all the people dedicated the naine.

house of God. 34 1 If thy people go out to war against 6 And the priests waited on their offices: their enemies by the way that thou shalt the Levites also with instruments of music send them, and they pray unto thee toward of the LORD, which David the king had this city which thou hast chosen, and the made to praise the Lord, because his merhouse which I have built for thy name; cy endureth for ever, when David praised

35 Then hear thou from the heavens by their ministry; and the priests sounded their prayer and their supplication, and trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. maintain their cause.

17 Moreover Solomon hallowed the mid36 f If they sin against thee, (for there dle of the court that was before the house is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be of the LORD : for there he offered burntangry with them, and deliver them over offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, before thcir enemies, and they carry them because the brazen altar which Solomon away captives unto a land far off or near; had made was rot able to receive the burnt

37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the offerings, and the meat-offerings, and the land whither they are carried captive, and fat. turn and pray unto thee in the land of 8 | Also at the same time Solomon kept their captivity, saying, We have sinned, the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, we have done amiss, and have dealt wick-a very great congregation, from the enteredly;

ling in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. 38 If they return to thee with all their! 9 And in the eighth day they made a

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CHAP. VIII. con of the altar seven days, and the A ND it came to pass at the end of twenet seven days.

Th ty years, wherein Solomon had built 0 And on the three and twentieth day the house of the Lord, and his own the seventh month he sent the people house, ar into their tents, glad and merry in 2 That the cities which Huram had reart for the goodness that the Lord had stored to Solomon, Solomon built them, ewed unto David, and to Solomon, and and caused the children of Israel to dwell Israel his people.

there. 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, e LORD, and the king's house : and all and prevailed against it. at came into Solomon's heart to make in 4 And he built Tadmor in the wildere house of the LORD, and in his own ness, and all the store-cities, which he built use, he prosperously effected.

in Hamath. 12 I And the Lord appeared to Solo- 5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, on by night, and said unto him, I have and Beth-horon the nether, fenced-cities, eard thy prayer, and have chosen this with walls, gates, and bars; dace to myself for an house of sacrifice. 6 And Baalath, and all the store-cities

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no that Solomon had, and all the chariot-cities, ain, or if I command the locusts to devour and the cities of the horsemen, and all that ne land, or if I send pestilence among my Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and people;

in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of 14 If my people, which are called by his dominion. my name, shall humble themselves, and 7 [ As for all the people that were left pray, and seek my face, and turn from of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Fheir wicked ways; then will I hear from Perizzites, and the huvites, and the Jebuheaven, and will forgive their sin, and will sites, which were not of Israel, heal their land.

| 8 But of their children, who were left 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and after them in the land, whom the children mine ears attent unto the prayer that is of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon made in this place.

make to pay tribute until this day. 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified! 9 But of the children of Israel did Solothis house, that my name may be there for mon make no servants for his work; but erer : and mine eyes and mine heart shall they were men of war, and chief of his be there perpetually.

captains, and captains of his chariots and 17 And as for thee, If thou wilt walk be- horsemen. fore me, as David thy father walked, and 10 And these were the chief of king Sodo according to all that I have commanded lomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my that bare rule over the people. judgments:

1111 And Solomon brought up the daugh18 Then will I establish the throne of ter of Pharaoh out of the city of David thy kingdom according as I have cove- unto the house that he had built for her: wanted with David thy father, saying, for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler house of David king of Israel, because the in Israel.

places are holy, whereunto the ark of the 19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my LORD hath come. statutes and my commandments, which I 12 | Then Solomon offered burnt-offer. have set before you, and shall go and serve ings unto the LOBD on the altar of the other gods, and worship them;

LORD, which he had built before the 20 Then will 1 pluck them up by the porch, roots out of my land which I have given 13 Even after a certain rate every day, them; and this house, which I have sanc- offering according to the commandment of tified for my name, will I cast out of my Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the news sight, and will make it to be a proverb and moons, and on the solemn feasts, three a by-word among all nations.

times in the year, even in the feast of un21 And this house, which is high, shall leavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, be an astonishment to every one that pass- and in the feast of tabernacles. eth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath 14 | And he appointed, according to the LORD done thus unto this land, and the order of David his father, the courses unto this house?

of the priests to their service, and the Le22 And it shall be answered, Because vites to their charges, to praise and ministhey forsook the LORD God of their fathers, ter before the priests, as the duty of every which brought them forth out of the land day required: the porters also by their of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and courses at every gate : for so had David worshipped them, and served them : there the man of God conimanded. fore hath he brough all this evil vpon 15 And they departed not from the comthem.

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