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Hiram's works for the temple. CHAP. VIII. Ornaments and utensils. 299 in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: | side of the house, and five on the left the knops were cast in two rows, when it | side of the house: and he set the sea on the was cast.

right side of the house eastward over a25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three gainst the south. looking toward the north, and three look 40 s And Hiram made the lavers, and ing toward the west, and three looking to the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram ward the south, and three looking to I made an end of doing all the work that ward the east: and the sea was set above he made,king Solomon for the house of upon them, and all their hinder parts were || the LORD: inward.

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls 26 And it was an hand-breadth thick, of the chapiters that were on the top of and the brim thereof was wrought like the two pillars ; and the two net-works, the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies : to cover the two bowls of the chapiters it contained two thousand baths.

which were upon the top of the pillars ; 27 1 And he made ten bases of brass ; 42 And four hundred pomegranates Sour cubits was the length of one base, | for the two net-works, even two rows of and four cubits the breadth thereof, and pomegranates for one net-work, to cover three cubits the height of it.

the two bowls of the chapiters that were 28 And the work of the bases was on upon the pillars ; this manner: They had borders, and the L 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on borciers were between the ledges :

the bases ; 29 And on the borders that were be 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under tween the ledges were lions, oxen, and the sea; cherubims : and upon the ledges there! 45 And the pots, and the shovels, and vas a base above: and beneath the lions, the basons: and all these vessels which and oxen tvere certain additions made of Hiram made to king Solomon for the thin work.

house of the LORD, were of bright brass. 30 And every base had four brazen 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king wheels, and plates of brass: and the four cast them, in the clay ground between corners thereof had undersetters : under Succoth and Zarthan. the laver were undersetters molten, at the 47 And Solomon left all the vessels unside of every addition.

zveighcd, because they were exceeding 31 And the mouth of it within the chap- many : neither was the weight of the iter and above was a cubit : but the brass found out. mouth thereof was round after the work | 48 And Solomon made all the vessels of the base, a cubit and an half : and also that pertained unto the house of the LORD: upon the mouth of it were gravings with the altar of gold, and the table of gold, their borders, four-square, not round. | whereupon the shew-bread was,

32 And under the borders were four 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels five on the right side, and five on the left, were joined to the base : and the height before the oracle, with the flowers, and of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. | the lamps, and the tongs of gold,

33 And the work of the wheels was 50 And the bi yls, and the snuffers, like the work of a chariot wheel : their and the basons, and the spoons, and the axletrees, and their naves, and their fel censers of pure gold; and the hinges of loes, and their spokes, were all molten Il gold, both for the doors of the inner house,

34 And there were four undersetters to the most holy place, and for the doors of the four corners of one base: and the un the house, to wit, of the temple. dersetters were of the very base itself. 51 So was ended all the work that king

35 And in the top of the base was there Solomon made for the house of the Lord. a round compass of half a cubit high : and | And Solomon brought in the things which on the top of the base the ledges thereof David his father had dedicated ; even and the borders thereof were of the same. the silver, and the gold, and the vessels,

36 For on the plates of the ledges there- || did he put among the treasures of the of, and on the borders thereof, he graved || house of the Lord. cherubims, lions, and palm-trees, accord

CHAP. VIII. ing to the proportion of every one, and || 1 The dedication of the temple. 12, 55 additions round about

Solomon's blessing. 22 His prayer. 62 37 After this manner he made the ten His sacrifice of picace-offerings. bases : all of them had one casting, one THEN Solomon assembled the elders measure, and one size.

T of Israel, and all the heads of the 38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: tribes, the chief of the fathers of the chilone laver contained forty baths: and every | dren of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jelaver was four cubits: and upon every || rusalem, that they might bring up the ark one of the ten bases one laver.

of the covenant of the Lord out of the 39 And he put five bases on the right I city of David, which is Zion.

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300 The dedication of the temple. I. KINGS.

Solomon's prayer. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled || build an house unto my name, thou didst themselves unto king Solomon at the well that it was in thine heart feast in the month Ethanim, which is the 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the seventh month.

house ; but thy son that shall come forth 3 And all the elders of Israel came, and out of thy loins, he shall build the house the priests took up the ark.

unto my name. 4 And they brought up the ark of the 20 And the LORD hath performed his LORD, and the tabernacle of the congre word that he spake, and I am risen up in gation, and all the holy vessels that were the room of David my father, and sit on in the tabernacle, even those did the the throne of Israel, as the LORD promispriests and the Levites bring up.

ed, and have built an house for the name 5 And king Solomon, and all the con- | of the LORD God of Israel. gregation of Israel, that were assembled 21 And I have set there a place for the unto him, wore with him before the ark, ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not which he made with our fathers, when he be told nor numbered for multitude. brought them ont of the land of Egypt.

6 And the priests brought in the ark of 22 And Solomon stood before the the covenant of the LORD unto his place, altar of the Lord in the presence of all into the oracle of the house, to the most li the congregation of Israel, and spread holy place, even under the wings of the forth his hands toward heaven: cherubims.

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, 7 For the cherubims spread! forth their there is no God like thee, in heaven above, two wings over the place of the ark, and or on earth bencath, who keepest covethe cherubims covered the ark and the nant and mercy with thy servants that staves thereof above.

walk before thee with all their heart: 8 And they drew out the staves, that || 24 Whohast kept with thy scrvant Dathe ends of the staves were seen out in the || vid my father that thou promisedst him : holy place before the oracle, and they thou spakest also with the mouth, and were not seen without ; and there they | hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is are unto this day.

this day, 9 There was nothing in the ark save the 25 Therefore now, Lord Gocl of Isratwo tables of stone, which Moses put | el, keep with thy servant David my fathere at Horeh, when the Lord made a ther that thou promisedst him, saving, covenant with the children of Israel, when There shall not fail thee a man in my they came out of the land of Egypt. sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that . 10 And it came to pass, when the priests thy children take heed to their way, that were come out of the holy place, that the they walk before me as thou hast walked cloud filled the house of the LORD, before me.

11 So that the priests could not stand to 26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy minister because of the cloud: for the glo worl, I pray thee, be verified, which thon ry of the Lord had filled the house of the Il spakest unto thy servant David my fatlier. LORD.

27 But will God indeed dwell on the 12 | Then spake Solomon, The LORD earth? behold, the heaven anal heaven of said that he would dwell in the thick dark | heavens cannot contain thee; how much ness.

less this house that I have builded ? 13 I have surely built thee an house to 28 Yet have thou respect unto the praydwell in, a settled place for thee to abide er of thy servant, and to his supplication, in for ever.

O Lord my God, to liearken unto the 14 And the king turned his face about, I cry and to the prayer, which thy servant and blessed all the congregation of Israel: praveth before ilice to-day: and all the congregation of Israel stood; 1 29 That thine eyes may be open to

15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD | ward this house night and day, even toGod of Israel, which spake with his mouthward the place of which thou hast said, unto David my father, and hath with his My name shall be there: that thou mayest hand fulfilled it, saying,

hearken unto the praver which thy ser16 Since the day that I brought forth | vant shall make toward this place." my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose | 30 And icarken thou to the supplicano city out of all the tribes of Israel totion of thy servant, anrl of th: people Isbuild an house, that my name miglit hemel, when they shall pray toward this therein ; but I chose David to be over place: and hear thou in heaven tus dwellmy people Israel.

ing-place: and when thou hearest, forgive. 17 And it was in the heart of David 31 f If any man trespass against hiş my father to build an house for the name neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to of the Lord Gocl of Israel.

cause him to swear, and the oath come 13 And the LORD sax unto David my before thine altar in this house: father, Whereas it was in thine heart to ! 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do,

Solomon's thanksgiving CHAP. VIII.

at the dedication, 301 and judge thy servants, condemning the 45 Then hear thou in heaven their wicked, to bring his way upon his head; prayer and their supplication, and mainand justifying the righteous, to give him i tain their cause. according to his righteousness.

46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no 334 When thy people Israel be smitten man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry down before the enemy, because they with them, and deliver them to the enemy, have sinned against thee, and shall turn so that they carry them away captives again to thee, and confess thy name, and unto the land of the enemy, far or near; pray, and make supplication unto thee in 47 Yer if they shall bethink themselves this house:

in the land whither they were carried cap34 Then hear thou in heaven, and for tives, and repent and make supplication give the sin of thy people Israel, and unto thee in the land of them that carried bring them again into the land which them captives, saying, We have sinned, thou gavest unto their fathers.

and have done perversely, we have com35 When heaven is shut up, and there i mitted wickedness; is no rain, because they have sinned against 48 And so return unto thee with all their thee; if they pray toward this place, and heart, and with all thei: soul, in the kind confess thy naine, and turn from their of their enemies, which led them away sin, when thou aillictest them :

captive, and pray unto thee toward their 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and for- land, which thou gavest unto their father's, give the sin of thy servants, and of thy | the city which thou hast chosen, and the people Israel, that thou teach them the || house which I have built for thy name: gud way wherein they should walk, and 49 Then hear thou their praver and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast their supplication in heaven thy dwellinggiven to thy people for an inheritance. place, and maintain their cause,

57 If there be in the land famine, if 50 And forgive thy people that have there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, sinned against thee, and all their transgreslocust, or if there be caterpillar; if their | sions wherein they have transgressed aenemy besiege them in the land of their gainst thee, and give them compassion becities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever fore them who carried them captive, that sickness there be ;

they may have compassion on them: 33 What prayer and supplication sney 51 For they be thy people, and thine er be made by any man, or by all thy peo inheritance, which thou broughtest fortle ple Israel, which shall know every man out of Egypt, from the midst of the furthe plague of his own heart, and spread nice of iron : forth his hands towards this house :

52 'That thine eyes may be open unto 39 Then heir thou in heaven thy elwell- the supplication of thy servant, and unto ing-piace, and forgive, and do, and give to the supplication of thy people Israel, to every man according to his ways, whose hearken unto them in all that they call heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou for unto thee. only, knowest the hearts of all the chil- | 53 For thou didst separate them from dren of men ;)

among all the people of the earth, to be 40 That they may fear thee all the thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the days that they live in the land which hand of Moses thy servant, when thou thou gerest unto our fathers.

broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, LORD God. that is not of thy people Israel, but com 54 And it was so, that when Solomon eth out of a far country for thy name's had made an end of praying all this prayer sake;

and supplication unto the LORD, he a42 (For they shall hear of thy great rose from before the altar of the LORD, name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy from kneeling on his knees, with his hands stretched out aim ;) when he shall come spread up to heaven. and pray towards this house ;

55 And he stood, and blessed all the 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling- || congregation of Israel with a loud voice, place, and do according to all that the saying, stranger calleth to thee for: that all peo- }| 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given ple of the earth may know thy name, to rest unto his people Isriel, according to fear thee, as do thy people Isracl; and that all that he promised : there hath not failthey may know that this house which I ed one word of all his good promise, nave builded is called by thy name. which he promised by the hand of Moses

+ If thy people go out to battle a- || ois servant. Gamst their enemy, whithersoever thou 57 The LORD our God be with us, shalt send them, and shall pray unto the ll as he was with our fathers : let him not LORD toward the city which thou hast leave us, nor forsake us : Chosen, and ioward the house that I have 58 That he may incline our hearts un

to him, to walk in all his ways, and te

built for thy name:

302 Solo:non's thanksgiving, 6c. I. KINGS.

His vision. keep his commandments, and his stat- || as David thy father walked, in integrity utes, and his judgments, which he com- of heart, and in uprightness, to do acmanded our fathers.

| cording to all that I have commanded 59 And let these my words wherewith thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my I have made supplication before the judgments: LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God 5 Then I will establish the throne of day and night, that he maintain the thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I cause of his servant, and the cause of his promised to David thy father, saying, people Israel at all times, as the matter There shall not fail thee a man upon the shall require :

' throne of Israel. 60 That all the people of the earth 6 But if ye shall at all turn from followmay know that the LORD is God, and ling me, ye or your children, and will that there is none else.

not keep my commandments and my stat61 Let your heart therefore be perfectutes which I have set before you, but go with the Lord our God, to walk in his and serve other gods, and worship them: statutes, and to keep his commandments, 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the as at this day.

land which I have given them; and this 62 | And the king, and all Israel with house which I have hallowed for my him, offered sacrifice before the LORD. |name, will I cast out of my sight; and

63 And Solornon offered a sacrifice of Israel shall be a proverb and a by-word peace-offerings, which he offered unto the among all people : Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, 8 And at this house which is high, and an hundred and twenty thousand every one that passeth by it shall be asheep. So the king and all the children of stonished, and shall hiss; and they shall Israel dedicated the house of the Lord. say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto

64 The same day did the king hallow || this land, and to this house? the middle of the court that was before ! 9 And they shall answer, Because they the house of the LORD: for there he offer- i forsook the Lord their God, who brought cd burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, forth their fathers out of the land of and the fat of the peace-offerings: because Egypt, and have taken hold upon other the brazen altar that was before the LORD gods, and have worshipped them, and was too little to receive the burnt-offer served them; therefore hath the LORD ings, and meat-offerings, and the fat of brought upon them all this evil. the peace-offerings.

10 ? And it came to pass at the end of 65 And at that time Solomon held a twenty years, when Solomon had built feast, and all Israel with him, a great | the two houses, the house of the LORD, congregation, from the entering in of and the king's house, Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before | 11 (Noru Hiram the king of Tyre had the LORD our God, seven days and seven furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and days, even fourteen days.

| tir-trees, and with gold, according to all 66 On the eighth day he sent the peo- | his desire,) that then king Solomon gave ple away: and they blessed the king, and Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. went unto their tents joyful and glad, of 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to heart for all the goodness that the LORD | see the cities which Solomon had given had done for David his servant, and for him ; and they pleased him not. Israel his people.

13 And he said, What cities are these CHAP. IX.

which thou hast given me, my brother? 1 God's covenant in a vision with Solo-|| And he called them the land of Cabul mon. 10 The mutual presents of Solomon unto this day. and Hiram, 25 His yearly sacrifices. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore AND it came to pass, when Solomon | talents of gold. A had finished the building of the 15 | And this is the reason of the levy house of the LORD, and the king's house, which king Solomon raised; for to build find all Solomon's desire which he was the house of the LORD, and his own house, pleased to do.

and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and 2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon || Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. the second time, as he had appeared unto 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone him at Gibeon.

up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with 3 And the LORD said unto him, I fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt have heard thy prayer and thy suppli- in the city, and given it for a present uncation that thou hast made before me: to his daughter, Solomon's wife. I have hallowed this house, which thou 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and hast built, to put my name there for ever; Beth-horon the nether, and mine eyes and mine hcart shall be I 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the there perpetually.

wilderness, in the land, 4. And it thou wilt walk before me, l 19 And all the cities of store that Sol

Solomon's yearly sacrifice. CHAP. X. The Queen of Shebas visit. 303 omon had, and cities for his chariots, and || his cup-bearers, and his ascent by which cities for his horsemen, and that which he went up unto the house of the LORD; Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, || there was no more spirit in her. and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his 6 And she said to the king, It was a dominion.

true report that I heard in mine own 20 And all the people that were left land of thy acts and ot thy wisdom. of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hi 7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, vites, and Jebusites, which were not of ll until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: the children of Israel,

and behold, the half was not told me: 21 Their children that were left after thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the them in the land, whom the children of fame which I heard." Israel also were not able ulterly to de 8 Happy are thy men, happy are these stroy, upon those did Solomoji levy a trib thy servants, which stand continually beute of bond-service unto this day.

fore thee, and that hear thy wisdom. 22 But of the children of Israel did 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which Solomon make no bond-men : but they delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne were men of war, and his servants, and of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel his princes, and his captains, and rulers of for ever, therefore made he thee king, to his chariots, and his horsen.:.n.

do judgment and justice. 23 These were the chief of the officers 10 And she gave the king an hundred that were over Solomon's work, five hun and twenty talents of gold, and of spices dred and fifty, which bare rule over the very great store, and precious stones : people that wrought in the work.

there came no more such abundance of 24 9 But Pharaoh's daughter came up spices as these which the queen of Sheba out of the city of David unto her house gave to king Solomon. which Solomon had built for her: then 11 And the navy also of Hiram, that did he build Millo.

brought gold from Ophir, brought in from 25 f And three times in a year did Sol- || Ophir great plenty of almug-trees, and omon offer burnt-offerings and peace-of precious stones. ferings upon the altar which he built un 12 And the king made of the almugto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon trees pillars for the house of the LORD, the altar that was before the LORD. So and for the king's house, harps also and he finished the house.

psalteries for singers: there came no such 26 s And king Solomon made a navy almug-trees, nor were seen unto this day. of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside 13 And king Solomon gave unto the Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoevland of Edom.

er she asked, beside that which Solomon 27 And Hiram sent in the navy his gave her of his royal bounty. So she servants, shipmen that had knowledge of turned and went to her own country, she the ser, with the servants of Solomon. and her servants.

28 And they came to Ophir, and fetch 14 | Now the weight of gold that came ed from thence gold, four hundred and to Solomon in one year was six hundred twenty talents, and brought it to king threescore and six talents of gold, Solomon

15 Beside that he had of the merchantCHAP. X.

men, and of the traffick of the spice-mer1 The queen of Sheba admircth the wis chants, and of all the kings of Arabia,

dom of Solomon. 14 His riches. and of the governors of the country. AND when the queen of Sheba heard | 16 And king Solomon made two hunn of the fame of Solomon concerning dred targets of beaten gold : six hundred the name of the LORD, she came to prove | shekels of gold went to one target. him with hard questions.

17 And he made three hundred shields 2 And she came to Jerusalem with all of beaten gold ; three pound of gold went very great train, with camels that bare to one shield ; and the king put them in spices, and very much gold, and precious the house of the forest of Lebanon. stones: and when she was come to Solo | 18 | Moreover, the king made a great mon, she communed with him of all that throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the was in her heart.

best gold. 3 And Solomon told her all her quest 19 The throne had six steps, and the ions: there was not any thing hid from top of the throne was round behind : and the king, which he toll her not.

There were stays on either side on the 4 And when the queen of Sheba had place of the seat, and two lions stood beseen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house side the stays. that he had built,

20 And twelve lions stood there on the 5 And the meat of his table, and the one side and on the other upon the six sitting of his servants, and the aitendance steps: there was not the like made in of his ministers, and their apparel, and l any kingdom.

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