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Solomon proclaimed.

1 KINGS, II.

David's dying charge. he shall sit upon my throne in my stead;| B. C. 1015. prophet have anointed him king in Gihon; even so will I certainly do this day.

and they are come up from thence rejoic31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her

ing, so that the city rang again. This is face to the earth, and did reverence to the

the noise that ye have heard. king, and said, Let “my lord king David Da.2.4. 46 And also Solomon sitteth live for ever.

throne of the kingdom. 32 And king David said, Call me Zadok * 1 Ch.29.23.

47 And, moreover, the king's servants the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and

came to bless our lord king David, saying, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they c ver.37. God make the name of Solomon better came before the king.

than thy name, and make his throne great33 The king also said unto them, Take a Ge.47.31. er than thy throne. . And the king bowed with you the servants of your lord, and e 2 Sa.20.6. himself upon the bed. cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine' which he 48 And also thus said the king, Blessed

longeth to own mule, 'and bring him down to Gi

be the Lord God of Israel, which hath hon: 5

1 c.3.6. given one to sit on my throne this day, 34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan

mine eyes k even seeing it. the prophet anoint i him there king over k Ps.128.5,6. 49 And all the guests that were with Israel: and blow j ye with the trumpet,

Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and

16.3,12. and say, God save king Solomon.

went every man his way. 35 Then ye shall come up after him,

50 And Adonijah feared because of Solothat he may come and sit upon my throne;

mon, and arose, and went, and caught for he shall be king in my stead: and I Ps.89.20,36.

k hold on the horns of the altar. have appointed him to be ruler over Israel

51 And it was told Solomon, saying, and over Judah,

2.Co.1.21, 22. Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada an

j 2 Ki.9.13.

for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns swered the king, and said, Amen: 'the Ps.72.19. of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon LORD God of my lord the king say so too. m 1 Ch.17.27. sware unto me to-day, that he will not slay

37 As * the LORD hath been with my ~ Jos.1.5,17. his servant with the sword. lord the king, even so be he with Solomon,

52 And Solomon said, If he will shew and make his throne greater • than the

himself a worthy man, there P shall not throne of my lord king David.

an hair of him fall to the earth: but I if 38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the Job 15.22. wickedness shall be found in him, he shall prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,

die." and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, c.2.21-25. 53. So king Solomon sent, and they went down, and caused Solomon to ride

brought him down from the altar. And he upon king David's mule, and brought him

came and bowed himself to king Solomon: to Gihon,

and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine 39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of

house. oil ' out of the tabernacle, and ' anointed 4 1 Ch.29.2.

CHAP. II. Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; "and o Ge.47.29. OW " the days of David drew nigh all the people said, God save king Solomon.

that he should die; and he charged 40 And all the people came up after 2 or, Autes,

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y Ec.12.13. man;y 41 And Adonijah, and all the guests

3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy that were with him, heard it, as they had

God, to walk in his ways, to keep his made an end of eating. ? And when Joab

statutes, and his commandments, and his heard the sound of the trumpet, he said,

judgments, and his testimonies, as it is Wherefore is this noise of the city being a De.17.18-20. written in the law of Moses, that thou in an uproar?

3 or do wisely. mayest prosper in all that thou doest, 42 And while he yet spake, behold, Jon

and whithersoever thou turnest thyself; athan the son of Abiathar the priest came;

14,40.

4 That the Lord may continue his word, and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for

which he spake concerning me, saying,

c2 Sa.18.27. * thou art à valiant man, and bringest good a Ps.132.12. If a thy children take heed to their way, tidings.

to walk before me in truth with all their 43 And Jonathan answered and said to c 2 Sa.7.16. heart and with all their soul, there shall Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath from thee not 4 fail thee (said he) a man made Solomon king.

from the

throne of Israel. 44 And the king hath sent with him

5 Moreover, thou knowest also what Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, r 2 Sa.19.5-7. Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, f and and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the

what he did to the two captains of the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they ş2 Sa.3.27. hosts of Israel, unto Abner s the son of have caused him to ride upon the king's 12 Ba.20.10. Ner, and unto Ainasa " the son of Jether, mule:

whom he slew, and 5 shed the blood of 45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the 282 war in peace, and put the blood of war

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1 KINGS, II.

Joab's death upon his girdle that was about his loins, B. C. 1014.

22 And king Solomon answered and said and in his shoes that were on his feet.

unto his mother, And why dost thou ask 6 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, • ver.31,34. Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? and let not his hoar head go down to the

Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is grave in peace.

mine elder brother; even for him, and for 7 But shew kindness unto the sons of dc.1.7. Abiathard the priest, and for Joab the son Barzillai' the Gileadite, and let them bec2 Sa.19.31 of Zeruiah. of those that eat at thy table: for so they

23 Then king Solomon sware by the came s to me when I fled because of Absa- 2 Sa.17:27. LORD, saying, God 5 do so to me, lom thy brother.

also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word 8 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shi

against his own life. mei " the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Ba- n 2 Sa.16.5, 24 Now therefore, as the Lord liveth, hurim, which cursed me with a 'grievous

which hath established me, and set me on curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: i 2 Sa. 19.18- the throne of David my father, and who but i he came down to meet me at Jor

hath made me an house, as he j promised,

; 2 Sa.7.11-13. dan, and I sware to him by the LORD, say-k c.1.52. Adonijah shall be put to death * this day. ing, I will not put thee to death with the

25 And king Solomon sent by the hand sword.

of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell 9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless; 1 Ex.20.7. upon him that he died. for thou art a wise man, and knowest what

26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar m Jos.21.18. king, Get thee to Anathoth, m unto thine head bring thou down to the grave with a man of own fields; for thou art 2 worthy of death: blood.

1 Sa.26.16. but I will not at this time put thee to death, 10 So David slept n with his fathers, and " 9.2.2); because o thou barest the ark of the Lord was buried p in the city I of David.

God before David my father, and because 11 And ” the days that David reigned

2 Sa, 15.24, thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my over Israel were forty years: seven years | A6:2:29 father was afflicted. reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three - 1 Ch.29.27. 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from years reigned he in Jerusalem.

being priest unto the Lord; that he might 12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne e 1 Ch.29,23. fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake of David his father; and his kingdom was u 1 Sa.2.30- concerning “ the house of Eli in Shiloh. established " greatly.

28 Then tidings came to Joab: (for Joab 13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith 100.1.7.

v P's.72.8, &c.

had w turned after Adonijah, though she came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solo- * De.32.35.

turned not after Absalom:) and Joab fled mon. And she said, Comesty thou peacea- y 1 Sa. 16.4,5. Junto the tabernacle of the Lord, and bly? And he said, Peaceably.

caught? : hold on the horns of the altar. 14 He said moreover, I have somewhat

29 And it was told king Solomon that to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.

Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the 15 And he said, Thou knowest that the a Ex.21.14.

LORD; and, behold, he is by the altar.“ kingdom was mine, band that all Israel set

Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of their faces on me, that I should reign: how- c.1.5. Jehoiada, saying, Go fall upon him. beit the kingdom is turned about, and is

30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle become my brother's; for it was his from c 1 Ch.22.9, of the Lord, and said unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD.

the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay: 16 And now I ask one petition of thee, de

but I will die here. And Benaiah brought ny' me not. And she said unto him, Say on.

the king word again, saying, Thus said 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto

Joab, and thus he answered me. Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee

31 And the king said unto him, Do as he nay,) that he give me Abishag d the Shu- dc.1.3,4

. hath said, and fall upon him, and bury nammite to wife.

him; that thou mayest take away the 18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will 21.8,9. innocent blood, which Joab shed, from speak for thee unto the king.

f ver.5.

me, and from the house of my father. 19 Bath-sheba therefore went unto king for: 2.24.57. 32 And the Lord shall return s his blood Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. Le.19.39 upon his own head, who fell upon two men And the king rose up to meet her, and

2 Ch.21 13. more righteous and better j than he, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on

slew them with the sword, my father David his throne, and caused a seat to be set for K 2 Sa.3.37. not k knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son the king's mother; and she sat on his right of Ner,' captain of the host of Israel, and m hand.

n 2 Sa.20.10. Amasa " the son of Jether, captain of the 20 Then she said, I desire one small pe

host of Judah. tition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay.

33 Their blood shall therefore return upon And the king said unto her, Ask on, my

the head of Joab, and upon the head of his mother; for I will not say thee nay.

seed for ever: but P upon David, and upon 21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shu- 1 10.89:36,37

. his seed, and upon his house, and upon his

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Destruction of Shimei.

1 KINGS, III.

God's appearance to Solomon. . 34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went| B. C. 1014 places, because there was no house built up, and fell upon him, and slew him; and a De.30.16,20

. unto the name of the Lord until those days. he was buried in his own house in the

3 And Solomon loved a the LORD, walkwilderness.

ing in the statutes of David his father: 35 And the king put Benaiah the son of ver.6,14; only he sacrificed and burnt incense in Jehoiada in his room over the host; and Job 31.21. high places. Zadok d the priest did the king put in the

4 And the king went to Gibeon' to sacroom of Abiathar.

rifice there; for that 5 was the great high

c 2Cl.1.3,&c. 36 And the king sent and called for ; 1 Sa.2:35. place: a thousand burnt-offerings did SolShimei, * and said unto him, Build thee

omon offer upon that altar. an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, h ver.8. 5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared ito Soland go not forth thence any whither.

omon in a dream j by night: and God said,

j Nu.12.6. 37 For it shall be, that on the day thou

Ask k what I shall give thee. goest out, and passest over the brook

6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed Kidron,' thou shalt know for certain that 1 2 52.15.23. unto thy servant David my father - great thou shalt surely die: thy" blood shall be

mercy, 'according as he walked before upon thine own head.

or bounty. thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in 38 And Shimei said unto the king, Then c.9.4. uprightness of heart with thee; and thou saying is good: as my lord the king hath

hast kept for him this great kindness, that said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei 0 2 Ki.20.3.

thou hast given him a son P to sit on his dwelt in Jerusalem many days.

pc.1.48.

throne, as it is this day. 39 And it came to pass, at the end of three

7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast years, that two of the servants of Shimnei

made thy servant king instead of David ran away unto Achish 1 son of Maachah, : 152.972 my father; and I am but a little child: " I king of Gath: and they told Shimei say- s Ps.121.8. know not how to go out or come in. ing, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.

8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy 40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his e De.7.6. people which thou hast chosen, a great ass, and went to Gath, to Achish, to seek « Ge.13.16.

people, that cannot be " numbered nor his servants: and Shimei went, and brought

counted for multitude. his servants from Gath.

2 hearing: 9 Give therefore thy servant an 2 under41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei Ja.1.5. standing heart to judge w thy people, had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was

# Ps.72.1,2.

that I nnay discern * between good and come again.

bad: for who is able to judge this thy so 42 And the king sent and called for Shi

great a people? mei, and said unto him, Did I not make

10 And the speech pleased the LORD, thee to swear by the Lord, and protested

that Solomon had asked this thing. unto thee, saying, Know for a certain,

11 And God said unto him, Because y thou that on the day thou goest out, and walk

hast asked this thing, and hast not asked est abroad any whither, that thou shalt 3 many days. for thyself 3 long life; neither hast asked surely die? and thou saidst ? unto me, The - Lu.15.22. riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of word that I have heard is good.

thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself 43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath E4.8.2 understanding to * discern judgment; of the Lord, and the commandment a that c.4.29-31. 12 Behold, I have done according to thy I have charged thee with:

10.23,24.

words: lo, I have given thee a wise and 44 The king said, moreover, to Shimei,

Ec.1.13,16.

an understanding heart; so that there Thou knowest all the wickedness d which

was none like thee before thee, neither thine heart is privy too, that thou didst to

1Jno.3.20. after thee shall any arise like unto thee. David my father: therefore ' the Lord Mat.6.33. 13 And I have also given thee that f shall return thy wickedness upon thine

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which thou hast not asked, both riches 5 own head:

and honour; so that " there 5 shall not 45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, 5 or, hath not be any among the kings like unto thee all and i the throne of David shall be estab

thy days. lished before the Lord for ever.

į ver.33,34.

14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to 46 So the king commanded Benaiah the * 2 Chilli

| De.25, 15.

keep my statutes and my commandments, son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell

as thy father David did walk, then I will upon him, that he died. And the kingdom Pr.3.2. lengthen thy days. was established in the hand of Solomon.

15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it CHAP. III.

was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem,

and stood before the ark of the covenant raoh king of Egypt, and i took Pha

of the LORD, and offered up burnt-offerraoh's daughter, and brought her into the

ings, and offered peace-offerings, and city n of David, until he had made an end a c.6. made a feast o to all his servants. of p building his own house, and 9 the Nu.27.2.

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16 Then came there two women, that house of the Lord, and the wall' of Jeru- 1 Le.17.3,5. were harlots, unto the king, and stood besalem round about.

fore him. 2 Only the people sacrificed in high 284 17 And the one woman said, 0

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1 KINGS, IV.

Solomon's princes and officers. and this woman dwell in one house; and I B. C. 1014. 8 And these are their names: was delivered of a child with her in the

of Hur, in mount Ephraim. house.

2 or, Bendekar. 9 The ? son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in 18 And it came to pass, the third day

Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elonafter that I was delivered, that this wo

beth-hanan. was delivered also: and we were 3 or,Berhesed. 10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to together; there was no stranger with us in

him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of the house, save we two in the house.

Hepher. 19 And this woman's child died in the 4 or, Ben,

11 The 4 son of Abinadab, in all the night; because she overlaid it.

region of Dor; which had Taphath the 20 And she arose at midnight, and took a Job 24.16. daughter of Solomon to wife. my son from beside me, while thine hand

12 Baana, the son of Ahilud; to him maid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and

pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all laid her dead child in my bosom.

Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath 21 And when I arose in the morning to give

Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-memy child suck, behold, it was dead; but

holah, even unto the place that is beyond when I had considered it in the morning,

Jokneam. behold, it was not my son which I did bear. Sor,Bengeber. 13 The 5 son of Geber, in Ramoth-gi

22 And the other woman said, Nay; but Nu.32.41. lead: to him pertained the towns of Jair the living is my son, and the dead is thy

the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead: And this said, No; but the dead is c De.3.4,8. to him also pertained the region of Argob, thy son, and the living is my son. Thus

which is in Bashan, threescore great cities, they spake before the king.

with walls and brazen bars. 23 Then said the king, The one saith, or, to Ma 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had 6 MaThis is my son that liveth, and thy son is the

hanaim. dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy

15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also son is the dead, and my son is the living.

took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword.

wife. And they brought a sword before the king.

16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in 25 And the king said, Divide the living

Asher and in Aloth. child in two, and give half to the one, and

17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah in half to the other.

Issachar. 26 Then spake the woman whose the

18 Shimei the son of Elah in Benjamin. living child was unto the king, (for d her 46.13.3.. 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the bowels ? yearned upon her son,) and she

country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon said, O my lord, give her the living child, 7 were hot. king of the Amorites, and of Og king of and in no wise slay it. But the other said,

Bashan; and he was the only officer which Let it be neither mine nor thine, but di

was in the land. vide it.

20 Judah and Israel were many, 27 Then the king answered and said, Pr.14.28

. sand which is by the sea in multitude, Give her the living child, and in no wise Ec.2.24. eating and drinking, and making merry. slay it: she is the mother thereof.

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21 And Solomon reigned 5 over all king28 And all Israel heard of the judgment Ps.72.8-11. doms from the river unto the land of the which the king had judged; and they feared

Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: the king: for they saw that the wisdom of

they brought presents, * and served SoloGod was in 8 him, to do judgment.

mon all the days of his life. CHAP. IV.

i Ps.72.2,4.

22 And Solomon's 9 provision for one Oking Solomon was king over all Israel. : bread. day was thirty measures of fine flour, 2 And these were the princes which he

and threescore measures of meal, had;

Azariah, the son of Zadok the 11 priest; 11 or, the chief 23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out 3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shi

officer.
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of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, sha, scribes; Jehoshaphat j the son of

besides harts, and roebucks, and fallow Ahilud, the 13 recorder. 4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was

13 or, remem- deer, and fatted fowl.

24 For he had dominion over all the

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region on this side the river, from Tiphsah were the priests;

even to Azzah, over all the kings on this 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over 1 1 Ch.22.9. side the river: and he had peace' on all the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan m 1 Ch.27.33. sides round about him. was principal officer, and the king's m friend; n'Je.23.6. 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt 14 safely, o 6 And Ahishar was over the household;

every man under o his vine and under his and Adoniram the son of Abda was over

fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the 15 tribute.

15 or, lery. the days of Solomon. 7 And Solomon had twelve officers over

26 And Solomon had forty thousand all Israel, which provided victuals for the 9: 10:26. stalls of horses p for his chariots, 9 and king and his household: each man his

twelve thousand horsemen. month in a year made provision.

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Solomon's distinguished reputation. I KINGS, VI. Solomon's agreement with Hiram. for king Solomon, and for all that came B. C. 1014. septest to me for: and I will do all thy deunto king Solomon's table, every man in

sire concerning timber of cedar, and conhis month: they lacked nothing.

cerning timber of fir. 28 Barley also and straw for the horses

9 My servants shall bring them down from and dromedaries brought they unto the original como Lebanon unto the sea; and I will convey place where the officers were, every man

them by sea in floats unto the place that according to his charge.

thou shalt 2 appointme, and will cause 29 And God gave Solomon a wisdom and a c.3.12. them to be discharged there, and thou shalt understanding exceeding much, and large

receive them: and thou shalt accomplish ness of heart, even as the sand that is on

iny desire in giving food for my housethe sea-shore.

hold. 30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees wisdom of all the children of the east coun

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and fir-trees, according to all his desire. try, and all d the wisdom of Egypt.

11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty 31 For he was wiser than all men; than

thousand 3

measures of wheat for food to Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Ps.89, title. his household, and twenty measures of pure Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and

oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by his fame was in all nations round about.

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year. 32 And he spake three thousand pro

12 And the Lord gave

Solomon wisdom, verbs: & and his songs were a thousand " Ca.1.1, &c.

as he promised i him; and there was peace and five.

between Hiram and Solomon; and they 33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar

two made a league together. tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hys- * tribute of 13 And king Solomon raised a 4 levy out sop that springeth out of the wall: he spake

of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thoualso of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping

sand men. things, and of fishes.

14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten 34 And i there came of all people to hear ; 2 Ch.9.1,7. thousand a month by courses; a month the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of

they were in Lebanon, and two months at the earth, which had heard of his wisdom. c.4.6. home: and Adoniram was over the levy. CHAP. V.

15 And Solomon had threescore and ten ND Hiram? king of Tyre sent his

thousand that bare burdens, TM and four

score thousand hewers in the mounheard that they had anointed him king in n 809.3!; tains: the room of his father;) for • Hiram was 0 2 8a.5.11. 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's officers ever a lover of David.

which were over the work, three thousand 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

and three hundred, which ruled over the 3 Thou knowest how that David my fa

people that wrought in the work. ther could not build an house unto the

17 And the king commanded, and they name of the Lord his God for the wars p p 1 Ch.29.8.

brought great stones, costly stones, and which were about him on every side, until

hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the the Lord put them under the soles of his

house. feet.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's 4 But now the Lord my God hath given sor, Gibilites : builders did hew them, and the 5 stoneme rest ? on every side, so that there is

squarers: so they prepared timber and neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

stones to build the house. 5 And, behold, I 6 purpose to build an 6 say:

CHAP. VI. house " unto the name of the LORD my

ND it came to pass, in the four hunGod, as the Lord spake' unto David my si Ch.17.12. father, saying, Thy son whom I will set

dren of Israel were come out of the land of upon thy throne in thy room, he shall

Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's build an house unto my name.

reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which 6 Now therefore command thou that they 7 built. is the second month that he began to build hew me cedar-trees out of Lebanon; and

the house of the LORD. my servants shall be with thy servants; and e Eze.40,&41. 2 And the house which king Solomon unto thee will I give hire for thy servants, $ saya built for the Lord, the length thereof was according to all that thou shalt 8 appoint: u 1 Cod.12.14, threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof for thou knowest that there is not among uso pa. 2:21. twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty u any that can skill to hew timber like unto bor, windoors cubits. the Sidonians.

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3 And the porch before the temple of the 7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard

house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced skewed and according to the breadth of the house; and greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD

ten cubits was the breadth thereof before this day, which hath given unto David a 11 or, upon, the house. wise son over this great people.

or joining 4 And for the house he made 9 windows 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying,

of narrow lights. I have 10 considered the things which thou 286 5 And " against the wall of the house he

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