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the Temple. built · chambers “ round about, against the B. C. 1012. 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within walls of the house round about, both of the
with pure gold: and he made a partition by temple and of the oracle: and he made 2 a Eze.41.6. the chains of gold before the oracle; and chambers round about.
he overlaid it with gold. 6 The nethermost chamber was five cu
22 And the whole house he overlaid with bits broad, and the middle was six cubits
gold, until he had finished all the house: broad, and the third was cubits 8 Ex.30.1,3,5. also the whole altar that was by the orabroad: for without in the wall of the house 2 Ch.3.7,&c. cle he overlaid with gold. he made 3 narrowed rests round about, that narrowings, 23 And within the oracle he made two the beams should not be fastened in the
cherubims of 4 olive-tree, each ten cubits walls of the house.
4 trees of oil,
high. 7 And the house, when it was in build- or, oily 24 And five cubits was the one wing of ing, was built of stone made ready before
the cherub, and five cubits the other wing d it was brought thither: so that there was
of the cherub; from the uttermost part of neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of c.5.17,18. the one wing unto the uttermost part of iron, heard in the house while it was in
the other were ten cubits. building
25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: 8 The door for the middle chamber was
both the cherubims were of one measure in the right 5 side of the house: and they shoulder. and one size. went up with winding stairs into the mid
26 The height of the one cherub was ten dle chamber, and out of the middle into
cubits, and so was it of the other cherub. the third.
27 And he set the cherubims within the 9 So he built the house, and finished it; 6 or, the cho inner house; and 6 they stretched forth the and covered the house with beams and
wings of the cherubims, so that the wing boards of cedar.
forth their of the one touched the one wall, and the
. 10 And then he built chambers againstor, the vaul- wing of the other cherub touched the othall the house, five cubits high: and they
er wall; and their wings touched one anoth
the ceilings rested on the house with timber of cedar.
er in the midst of the house. 11 And the word of the LORD came to
28 And he overlaid the cherubims with. Solomon, saying,
gold. 12 Concerning this house which thou art
29 And he carved all the walls of the house in building, if • thou wilt walk in my stat-o c.9.4. round about with carved figures of cheruutes, and execute my judgments, and keep 8 openings of. bims and palm-trees and 3 open flowers, all my commandments to walk in them;
within and without. then will I perform my word with thee,
30 And the floor of the house he overlaid which I spake unto David thy father: | 2 Sa.7.13.
with gold, within and without. 13 And & I will dwell among the children 2 Co.6.16. 31 And for the entering of the oracle he of Israel, and will not forsake h
my people a De.31.6.
made doors of olive-tree: the lintel and Israel.
side-posts were 9 a fifth part of the wall. 14 So Solomon built the house, and fin
32 The 10 two doors also were of oliveished it.
10 or, leaves of tree; and he carved upon them carvings of 15 And he built the. walls of the house 11 openings of. cherubims and palm-trees and 11 open flowwithin with boards of cedar, 12 both the "or, from the and overlaid them with gold, and spread floor of the house, and the walls of the house unto gold upon the cherubims and upon the palmceiling: and he covered them on the inside
trees. with wood, and covered the floor of the
33 So also made he for the door of the house with planks of fir.
13 or, four temple, posts of olive-tree, 13 a fourth part 16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides
of the wall. of the house, both the floor and the walls,
34 And the two doors were of fir-tree: with boards of cedar: he even built them i Eze.41.23. the two i leaves of the one door were foldfor it within, even for the oracle, even for
ing, and the two leaves of the other door the j most holy place.
were folding. 17 And the house, that is, the temple be
35 And he carved thereon cherubims and fore it, was forty cubits long.
palm-trees and open flowers; and covered 18 And the cedar of the house within was
them with gold fitted upon the carved work. carved with 14 knops and 15
14 or, gourds. open flowers:
15 openings of.
36 And he built the inner court with three all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar19 And the oracle – he prepared in the k ver.5,16. beams. house within, to set there the ark of the
37 In the fourth year was the foundation covenant of the LORD.
16 or, with all
the appurte of the house of the Lord laid, in the month 20 And the oracle in the fore part was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits
38 And in the eleventh year, in the month in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof. thereof: and he overlaid it with pure
Bul, (which is the eighth month,) was the
house finished 18 throughout all the parts gold; and so covered the altar which was
thereof, and according to all the fashion of of cedar.
287 lit. So was he ? seven years in building it.
He.13.5. 9 square.
thereaf, and Zif:
with all the
17 17 shut up.
B. C. 1005.
3 or, spaces
6 j.e. In it is
brim to his
The house of Solomon.
1 KINGS, VII.
The building of the Temple. CHAP. VII.
17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths UT Solomon was building his own
of chain-work, for the chapiters which and he finish
were upon the top of the pillars; seven for ed all his house.
the one chapiter, and seven for the other 2 lle built also the house of the forest
chapiter. of Lebanon; the length thereof was
18 And he made the pillars, and two hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof
rows round about upon the one net-work, fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty
to cover the chapiters that were upon the cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with
top, with pomegranates: and so did he for cedar-beams upon the pillars.
the other chapiter. 3 And it was covered with cedar above
19 And the chapiters that were upon the upon the 1 beams, that lay on forty-five 1 ribs. top of the pillars were of lily-work in the pillars, fifteen in a row.
porch, four cubits. 4 And there were windows in three rows,
20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars and light was against light in three 2 sight had pomegranates also above, over against
sight. the belly which was by the net-work: and 5 And all the 3 doors and posts were
the pomegranates were two hundred, in square, with the windows: and light was were square rows round about upon the other chapiter. against light in three ranks.
in prospect. 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch 6 And he made a porch of pillars; the 6.6.3 6 of the temple: and he set up the right length thereof was fifty cubits, and the
pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin; breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch " i.e. He shall * and he set up the left pillar, and called was 5 before them; and the other pillars 5 or, accord the name thereof 6 Boaz. and the thick beam were before them.
22 And upon the top of the pillars was 7 Then he made a porch for the throne,
lily-work: so was the work of the pillars where he might judge, even the porch of 2Ki.65.13. finished.
7 from floor judgment; and it was covered with cedar
23 And he made a molten sea, from one side of the floor to the other. 8 from his
cubits 8 from the one brim to the other: it 8 And his house where he dwelt had
was round all about, and his height was another court within the porch, which was
five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did of the like work. Solomon made also an
compass it round about. house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom d he
24 And e under the brim of it round had taken to wife, like unto this porch. e 2 Ch.4.3-5. about there were knops compassing it, ten 9 All these were of costly stones, (accord
in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: ing to the measures of hewed stones, saw
the knops were cast in two rows, when it ed with saws) within and without, even
was cast. from the foundation unto the coping, and
25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three so on the outside toward the great court.
looking toward the north, and three look10 And the foundation was of costly
ing toward the west, and three looking stones, even great stones; stones of ten
toward the south, and three looking tocubits, and stones of eight cubits.
ward the east: and the sea was set above 11 And above were costly stones (after
upon them, and all their binder parts were the measures of hewed stones) and cedars.
inward. 12 And the great court round about was
26 And it was an hand-breadth thick, with three rows of hewed stones, and a
and the brim thereof was wrought like the row of cedar-beams, both for the inner
brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it court of the house of the Lord, and for 82
Ch.4.11. contained two thousand baths. the porch of the house.
27 And he made ten bases of brass: four 13 And king Solomon sent, and fetched s the son of a cubits was the length of one base, and four Hiram 5 out of Tyre.
cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits 14 He was a widow's son of the tribe i 2 Ch.4.16.
the height of it. of Naphtali, and his father i was a man of; Ex.31.3. 28 And the work of the bases was on Tyre, a worker in brass: and j he was fill- k Eze.1.10. this manner: they had borders, and the ed with wisdom and understanding, and
borders were between the ledges: cunning to work all works in brass. And
29 And on the borders that were behe came to king Solomon, and wrought all|2 Ge.3.34. tween the ledges were lions, k oxen, and his work.
cherubims: ? and upon the ledges there 15 For he 10 cast two pillars m of brass,
was a base above: and beneath the lions of eighteen cubits high a-piece; and a 10 fashioned. and oxen were certain additions made of line of twelve cubits did compass either 2 Ki.25.17. thin work. of them about.
30 And every base had four brazen 16 And he made two chapiters of molten 4,12, &c. wheels, and plates of brass; and the four brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: ~ I Pe.2.5. corners thereof had undersetters: under the height of the one chapiter was five
the laver were undersetters molten, at the cubits, and the height of the other chapiter
side of every addition. was five cubits
288 31 And the mouth of it, within the
41.19. Hos.5.14. Re.5.5.
Building of the Temple.
1 KINGS, VIII.
Ornaments, and sacred vesseis. chapiter and above, was a cubit: but the B. C. 1005. 48 And Solomon made all the vessels that mouth thereof was round, after the work
pertained unto the house of the LORD: of the base, a cubit and an half: and also
the altar a of gold, and the table of gold, upon the mouth of it were gravings with 6 Le.24.5-8. whereupon the shew-bread their borders, foursquare, not round.
49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, 32 And under the borders were four
five on the right side, and five on the left, wheels; ° and the axle-trees of the wheels C Eze.1.15, before the oracle, with the flowers, and were joined to the base, and the height of a
the lamps, and the tongs, of gold; wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.
50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and 33 And the work of the wheels was like i ash pans. the basins, and the spoons, and the 'centhe work of a chariot-wheel; their axle
sers, of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, trees, and their naves, and their felloes,
both for the doors of the inner house, the and their spokes, were all molten.
most holy place, and for the doors of the 34 And there were four undersetters to
house, to wit, of the temple. the four corners of one base: and the un
51 So was ended all the work that king dersetters were of the very base itself.
Solomon made for the house of the Lord. 35 And in the top of the base was there 2 holy things And Solomon brought in the 2 things a round compass of half a cubit high: and a 2 Sa.8.11. which David d his father had dedicated; on the top of the base the ledges thereof,
even the silver, and the gold, and the vesand the borders thereof, were of the same.
sels, did he put among the treasures of the 36 For on the plates of the ledges there
house of the LORD. of, and on the borders thereof, he graved
CHAP. VIII. cherubims, lions, and palm-trees, accord- e 2Ch.5.2,&c.
THEN Solomon assembled the elders ing to the 3 proportion of every one, and a nakedness. of Israel, and all the heads of the additions round about.
tribes, the 4 chief of the fathers of the chil37 After this manner he made the ten
dren of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerubases: all of them had one casting, ones 2 Sa.6.17. salem, that they might bring up the ark measure, and one size.
of the covenant of the LORD out of the
g 2 Ch.4.6, 38 Then made he ten lavers & of brass :
city of David, which is Zion. one laver contained forty baths; and every
2 And all the men of Israel assembled laver was four cubits; and upon every one
themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, of the ten bases one laver.
i in the month Ethanim, which is the sey39 And he put five bases on the right
enth month. side. 5 of the house, and five on the left 5 shoulder. 3 And all the elders of Israel came, and side of the house; and he set the sea oni Nu.4.15., the.priests i took up the ark. the right side of the house eastward, over
4 And they brought up the ark of the against the south.
Lord, and the tabernacle * of the congre40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the Hirom, gation, and all the holy vessels that were shovels, and the basins. So Hiram made
in the tabernacle, even those did the priests an end of doing all the work that he made
and the Levites bring up. king Solomon for the house of the LORD;
5 And king Solomon, and all the con41 The two pillars, and the two bowls
gregation of Israel, that were assembled of the chapiters that were upon the top of
unto him, were with him before the ark, the two pillars; and the two net-works,
sacrificing " sheep and oxen, that could to cover the two bowls of the chapiters
not be told nor numbered for multiwhich were upon the top of the pillars;
tude. 42 And four hundred pomegranates for
6 And the priests brought in the ark of the two net-works, even two rows of pome- » Ex.26.33. the covenant of the LORD unto his place, granates for one net-work, to cover the
face of the
into the oracle of the house, to the most two bowls of the chapiters that were ? upon
pillars. holy place, even under the wings of the the pillars;
cherubims. 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on
7 For the cherubims spread forth their the bases;
two wings over the place of the ark, and 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under omrode bricoles the cherubims covered the ark, and the
staves thereof, above. 45 And P the pots, and the shovels, and the ground.
8 And they drew out the staves, that the basins: and all these vessels, which ? Ge.33.17. the 8 ends of the staves were seen out Hiram made to king Solomon for the sEx.25.21. in the holy place before the oracle, and house of the LORD, were of 10 bright brass.
they were not seen without: and there 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king
they are unto this day. cast them, 11 in the clay ground between 13 for the er.
9 There was nothing in the ark, save the Succoth 9 and Zarthan."
ceeding mul- two tables of stone, which Moses put 47 And Solomon left all the vessels un-le Ex.34.27,28. there ' at Horeb, 12 when the LORD made weighed, 13 because they were exceeding
a covenant ! with the children of Israel, many: neither was the weight of the brass
when they came out of the land of Egypt. 14 found out.
289 10 And it came to pass, when the priests
m 2 Sa.6.13.
11 in the
h 2 Sa.6.18.
2 he require
Dedication of the Temple.
Solomon's prayer were come out of the holy place, that the B. C. 1905 spakest unto thy servant David my father. cloud « filled the house of the LORD,
27 But will God indeed dwell on the 11 So that the priests could not stand to
earth? Behold, the heaven, b and heaven minister because of the cloud: for the
of heavens, o cannot contain thee; how glory of the Lord had filled the house of
much less this house that I have builded. the Lord.
28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer 12 Thend spake Solomon, The Lord said d 2 Ch.6. of thy servant, and to his supplication, o that he would dwell in the thick darkness. e Ps.97.2. Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and
13 Is have surely built thee an house to s 2 82.7.13. to the prayer which thy servant prayeth dwell in, a settled place & for thee to abide g Ps.132.14. before thee to-day: in for ever.
29 That thine eyes may be open toward 14 And the king turned his face about,
this house night and day, even toward the and blessed "all the congregation of Israel: i De.12.11. place of which thou hast said, My name (and all the congregation of Israel stood:)
shall be there; that thou mayest hearken 15 And he said, Blessed i be the Lord Lu.1.68.
k 2 Sa.7.5,&c.
unto the prayer which thy servant shall God of Israel, which spakek with his mouth 1 or, in, i make 1 toward this place. unto David my father, and hath with his
30 And hearken thou to the supplication hand fulfilled it, saying,
of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, 16 Since the day that I brought forth my
when they shall pray toward this place: people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city
and hear thou in heaven thy dwellingout of all the tribes of Ísrael to build an
place; and when thou hearest, forgive. house, that my name might be therein; but
31 If any man trespass against his neighI chose David" to be over my people Israel. n 1 Sa. 16.1.
an oath be laid upon him to 17 And "it was in the heart of David my
cause him to swear, and the oath come father to build an house for the name of the
before thine altar in this house: LORD God of Israel.
32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, 18 And the Lord said unto David my . Ex 24.7. and judge thy servants, condemning the father, Whereas it was in thine heart to
wicked, to bring his way upon his head; build an house unto my name, thou didst Is.3.10. and justifying P the righteous, to give him well that it was in thine heart:
according to his righteousness. 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the 9
33 When thy people Israel be ? smitten house; but thy son, that shall come forth
down before the enemy, because they have out of thy loins, he shall build the house - Le 26.40-42. sinned against thee, and shall turn again
Ne.1.8,9. unto my name.
to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, 20 And the Lord hath performed his words or, toward. and make supplication unto thee 3 in this that he spake; and I am risen up in the
house: room of David my father, and sit on the
34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive throne of Israel, as' the LORD promised, s 1 Ch.22.5,9. the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them and have built an house for the name of the
again unto the land which thou gavest unto Lord God of Israel.
their fathers. 21 And I have set there a place for the Le.26.19. 35 When heaven' is shut up, and there ark, wherein" is the covenant of the Lord, u De.31.2. is no rain, because they have sinned which he made with our fathers, when he
against thee; if they pray toward this brought them out of the land of Egypt.
place, and confess thy name, and turn 22 And Solomon stood before the altar
from their sin, when thou afflictest them: of the Lord, in the presence of all the
36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forcongregation of Israel, and spread " forth • Ex.9.33.
give the sin of thy servants, and of thy his hands toward heaven:
20 1 Sa.12.23. people Israel, that thou teach w them the 23 And he said, Lord God of Israel, there
good way wherein they should walk, and * is no god like thee, in heaven above, or Ex.15.11. give rain upon thy land which thou hast on earth beneath, who y keepest covenant
given to thy people for an inheritance. and mercy with thy servants that walk a
37 If : there be in the land famine, if
: Le.26.16, before thee with all their heart:
there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, lo24 Who hast kept with thy servant David De 23.21, cust, or if there be caterpillar; if their my father that thou promisedst him: thou
enemy besiege them in the land of their spakest also with thy mouth, and hast ful-4 or, jurisdie- cities; 4 whatsoever plague, whatsoever filled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
sickness there be; 25 Therefore now, Lord God of Israel, 5 There shall 38 What prayer and supplication soever keep with thy servant David my father that not be cut of be made by any man, or by all thy people thou promisedst him, saying, 5 There shall
man from Israel, which shall know every man the not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the only if. plague of his own heart, and spread forth throne of Israel; 6 so that thy children take Ps.119.49 his hands toward this house: heed to their way, that they walk before
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwellme, as thou hast walked before me.
ing-place, and forgive, and do, and give 26 And now, O God of Israel, leto thy
to every man according to his ways, word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou] 290 whose heart thou knowest; (for thou,
2 Sa.7.22. y Ne.1.5.
De.14.2. b Ps. 130.4.
2 thy name is
may incline i
Solomon s prayer.
1 KINGS, VIII.
He blesseth the congregationi. even thou only, knowest the hearts of all B. C. 1004. among all the people of the earth, to be thine the children of men;)
a Ex.19.5,6. inheritance, as thou spakest “ by the hand 40 That they may fear o thee all the
of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtdays that they live in the land which thou
est our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God. gavest unto our fathers.
54 And it was so, that when Solomon 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger that
had made an end of praying all this prayer is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out
and supplication unto the Lord, he arose of a far country for thy name's sake;
from before the altar of the LORD, from 42 (For they shall hear of thy great
kneeling on his knees with his hands name, and of thy strong hand, and of
spread up to heaven. thy stretched-out arm;) when he shall a 2 Sa.6.18. 55 And he stood, and blessed d all the come and pray toward this house:
congregation of Israel with a loud voice, 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling
saying, place, and do according to all that the e 2 Ki.19.19. 56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given stranger calleth to thee for; that all peo
rest unto his people Israel, according to ple of the earth may know thy name, to i Jos.23.14. all that he promised: there hath not fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that wilon, failed ' one word of all his good promise, they may know that ? this house, which I called upon which he promised 5 by the hand of Moses have builded, is called by thy name.
3 De.12.10,11. 44 If thy people go out to battle against
57 The Lord our God be with us, as he their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt a De.31.6. was with our fathers: let li him not leave send them, and shall pray unto the Lord
3 the way of
us, nor forsake is; toward 3 the city which thou hast chosen,
58 That he
our hearts and toward the house that I have built for
unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to thy name:
keep his commandments, and his statutes, 45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer
and his judgments, which he commanded and their supplication, and maintain their
our fathers. 4 or, right.
59 And let these my words, wherewith I 46 If they sin against thee, (for i there is no
have made supplication before the LORD, man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry iJno.1.8,10. be nigh unto the Lord our God day and with them, and deliver them to the enemy,
night, that he maintain the cause of his so that they carry them away
captives k De.28.36,61.
servant, and the cause of his people Israel unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
5 the thing of at 5 all times, as the matter shall require;
a day in his 47 Yet if they shall 6 bethink themselves
60 That ! all the people of the earth may in the land whither they were carried
6 bring back to know that * the Lord is God, and that captives, and repent, and make supplica-1 Jos.4.24. there is none else. tion unto thee in the land of them that
m De.4.35,39. 61 Let your heart, therefore, ben carried them captive, saying, "We have a De.18:23: fect with the LORD your God, to walk in
o Ne.l., &c. sinned, and have done perversely, we have
his statutes, and to keep his commandcommitted wickedness;
Da.9.5, &c. p Je.29.12-14.
ments, as at this day. 48 And so return punto thee with all their
62 And I the king, and all Israel with heart, and with all their soul, in the land ? 2 Ch.7.4,&c. him, offered sacrifice before the LORD. of their enemies which led them away
63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of captive, and pray unto thee toward ? their - ver.29. peace-offerings, which he offered unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers,
LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and the city which thou hast chosen, and the
an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: house which I have built for thy name:
So the king and all the children of Israel 49 Then hear thou their
dedicated the house of the LORD. their supplication in heaven thy dwelling
64 The same day did the king hallow the place, and maintain their
7 or, right. middle of the court that was before the 50 And forgive thy people that have
house of the Lord: for there he offered sinned against thee, and all their trans
burnt-offerings, and meat-ofierings and gressions wherein they have transgressed
the fat of the peace-offerings; because the against thee, and gives them compassion
brazen altar that was before the LORD before them who carried them captive,
was too little to receive the burnt-offerthat they may have compassion on them:
ings and meat-offerings, and the fat of the 51 Foru
they be thy people, and thine u De.9.29. peace-offerings. inheritance, which thou broughtest forth
65 And at that time Solomon held a out of Egypt, from the midst of the " fur
seast, 20 and all Israel with him, a great nace of iron:
congregation, from the entering * in of
2 Nu.34.5,8 52 That thine eyes may be open unto
Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the supplication of thy servant, and unto
the Lord our God, seven days and seven the supplication of thy people Israel, to
days, even fourteen days, hearken unto them in all that they call for
66 On the eighth day he sent the people unto thee.
away: and they 8 blessed the king, and 53 For thou didst separate them from 291 went unto their tents joyful and glad of
Ps.106.26. 1 2 Ch.4.1.
Je. 11.4. 20 ver.2.
8 or thanked.