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two thousand baths. And he made | he put five bases on the right side of ten bases of brass ; four cubits was the house, and five on the left side the length of one base, and four cu of the house : and he set the sea on bits the breadth thereof, and three the right side of the house eastward cabits the height of it. And the over against the south. And Hiram work of the bases was on this man made the lavers, and the shovels, and ter: they had borders, and the bor- the basons. So Hiram made an end ders tere between the ledges : and of doing all the work that he made on the borders that were between king Solomon for the house of the the ledges were lions, oxen, and che- Lord: the two pillars, and the two rubims : and upon the ledges there bowls of the chapiters that were on mas a base above : and beneath the the top of the two pillars; and the lions and oxen were certain addi- two networks, to cover the two bowls tions made of thin work. And every of the chapiters which were upon base had four brasen wheels, and the top of the pillars; and four plates of brass : and the four corners hundred pomegranates for the two thereof had undersetters: under the networks, even two rows of pomelaver were undersetters molten, at granates for one network, to cover the side of every addition. And the the two bowls of the chapiters that mouth of it within the chapiter and were upon the pillars; and the ten above tras a cubit: but the mouth bases, and ten lavers on the bases ; thereof eas round after the work of and one sea, and twelve oxen under the base, a cubit and an half: and the sea ; and the pots, and the shoalso upon the mouth of it were vels,

and the basons :' and all these gravings with their borders, four- vessels, which Hiram made to king square, not round. And under the Solomon for the house of the LORD, berders were four wheels; and the were of bright brass. In the plain axletrees of the wheels were joined of Jordan did the king cast them, to the base : and the height of a in the clay ground between Succoth wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. and Zarthan. And Solomon left all And the work of the wheels was the vessels unweighed, because they hke the work of a chariot wheel : were exceeding many: neither was their axletrees, and their naves, and the weight of the brass found out. their felloes, and their spokes, were And Solomon made all the vessels all molten. And there were four that pertained unto the house of sodersetters to the four corners of the Lord: the altar of gold, and one base : and the undersetters were the table of gold, whereupon the of the very base itself. And in the shewbread was, and the candlesticks top of the base was there a round of pure gold, five on the right side, compass of half a cubit high : and and five on the left, before the oracle,

the base the ledges with the flowers, and the lamps, and thereof and the borders thereof were the tongs of gold, and the bowls, and of the same. For on the plates of the snuffers, and the basons, and the the ledges thereof, and on the bor. spoons, and the censers of pure gold; ders thereof, he graved cherubims, and the hinges of gold,

both for the liots, and palm trees, according to doors of the inner house, the most the proportion of every one, and holy place, and for the doors of the additions round about. After this house, to wit, of the temple. So was manner he made the ten bases : all ended all the work that king Soloof them had one casting, one mea

mon made for the house of the Lord. fire, and one size. Then made he And Solomon brought in the things tea lavers of brass : one laver con which David his father had dedi. fained forty baths : and every laver cated ; even the silver, and the gold, *28 four cubits: and upon every and the vessels,

did he put among the use of the ten bases one laver. And

treasures of the house of the LORD.

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THEN Solomon assembled the thick darkness. I have surely built

elders of Israel, and all the Thee an house to dwell in, a settled heads of the tribes, the chief of the place for Thee to abide in for ever. fathers of the children of Israel, un And the king turned his face about, to king Solomon in Jerusalem, that and blessed all the congregation of they might bring up the ark of the Israel: (and all the congregation of covenant of the LORD out of the city Israel stood :) and he said, Blessed of David, which is Zion. And all the be the LORD God of Israel, Which men of Israel assembled themselves spake with His mouth unto David unto king Solomon at the feast in my father, and hath with His hand the month Ethanim, which is the fulfilled it, saying, Since the day seventh month. And all the elders that I brought forth My people Is of Israel came, and the priests took rael out of Egypt, I chose no city up the ark. And they brought up out of all the tribes of Israel to the ark of the LORD, and the taber- build an house, that My name might pacle of the congregation, and all be therein ; but I chose David to be the holy vessels that were in the ta- over My people Israel. And it was bernacle, even those did the priests in the heart of David my father to and the Levites bring up. And king build an house for the name of the Solomon, and all the congregation LORD God of Israel. And the LORD *** of Israel, that were assembled unto said unto David my father, Whereas him, were with him before the ark, it was in thine heart to build an sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could house unto My name, thou didst well as not be told nor numbered for mul- that it was in thine heart. Neverthe titude. And the priests brought in less thou shalt not build the house; u the ark of the covenant of the LORD but thy son that shall come forth unto His place, into the oracle of the out of thy loins, he shall build the house, to the most holy place, even house unto My name. And the under the wings of the cherubims. LORD hath performed His word that For the cherubims spread forth their He spake, and I am risen up in the two wings over the place of the ark, room of David my father, and sit and the cherubims covered the ark on the throne of Israel, as the LORD and the staves thereof above. And promised, and have built an house they drew out the staves, that the for the name of the Lord God of ends of the staves were seen out in Israel. And I have set there a place the holy place before the oracle, and for the ark, wherein is the covenant they were not seen without: and of the LORD, which He made with there they are unto this day. There our fathers, when He brought them was nothing in the ark save the two out of the land of Egypt. tables of stone, which Moses put And Solomon stood before the there at Horeb, when the LORD altar of the Lord in the presence of made a covenant with the children all the congregation of Israel

, and of Israel, when they came out of spread forth his hands toward bear the land of Egypt. And it came to ven: and he said, LORD God of pass, when the priests were come Israel, there is no God like Thee, in out of the holy place, that the cloud heaven above, or on earth beneath, filled the house of the LORD, so that who keepest covenant and merci the priests could not stand to min- with Thy servants that walk before ister because of the cloud : for the Thee with all their heart : Who bast glory of the LORD had filled the kept with Thy servant David my house of the LORD.

father that Thou promisedst him: Then spake Solomon, The Lord Thou spakest also with Thy mouth said that He would dwell in the and hast fulfilled it with Thine hande

as it is this day. Therefore now, ) is no rain, because they have sinned LORD God of Israel, keep with Thy against Thee; if they pray toward arrant David my father that Thou this place, and confess Thy name, promisedst him, saying, There shall and turn from their sin, when Thou not fail thee a man in My sight to afflictest them: then hear Thou in sit on the throne of Israel; so that heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy thy children take heed to their way, servants, and of Thy people Israel, that they walk before Me as thou that Thou teach them the good way hast walked before Me. And now, wherein they should walk, and give O God of Israel, let Thy word, I rain upon Thy land, which Thou hast pray Thee, be verified, which Thou given to Thy people for an inheritspakest unto Thy servant David my ance. If there be in the land famine, father. But will God indeed dwell if there be pestilence, blasting, milon the earth? behold, the heaven dew, locust, or if there be caterpiland heaven of heavens cannot con ler; if their enemy besiege them in tain Thee ; how much less this house the land of their cities; whatsoever that I have builded? Yet have Thou plagne, whatsoever sickness there be; respect unto the prayer of Thy ser what prayer and supplication soraat, and to his supplication, O LORD ever be made by any man, or by all my God, to hearken unto the cry Thy people Israel, which shall know and to the prayer, which Thy ser every man the plague of his own rant prayeth before Thee to day: heart, and spread forth his hands that Thine eyes may be open to

toward this house : then hear Thou ward this house night and day, even in heaven Thy dwelling place, and toward the place of which Thou forgive, and do, and give to every frast said, My name shall be there: man according to his ways, whose that Thou mayest hearken unto the heart Thou knowest; (for Thou, even prayer which Thy servant shall make Thou only, knowest the hearts of toward this place. And hearken all the children of men ;) that they Thou to the supplication of Thy may fear Thee all the days that servant, and of Thy people Israel, they live in the land which Thou when they shall pray toward this gavest unto our fathers. Moreover place : and hearThou in heaven concerning a stranger, that is not of Thy dwelling place : and when Thou Thy people Israel, but cometh out of hearest, forgive. If any man tres a far country for Thy name's sake ; pase against his neighbour, and an (for they shall hear of Thy great bath be laid upon him to cause him name, and of Thy strong hand, and to swear, and the oath come before of Thy stretched out arm ;) when Thine altar in this house: then hear he shall come and pray toward this Thou in heaven, and do, and judge house ; hear Thou in heaven Thy Thy servants, condemning the wick- dwelling place, and do according to ed, to bring his way upon his head; all that the stranger calleth to Thee aod justifying the righteous, to give for : that all people of the earth him according to his righteousness. may know Thy name, to fear Thee, When Thy people Israel be smit as do Thy people Israel; and that ten down before the enemy, because they may know that this house, they have sinned against Thee, and which I have builded, is called by shall turn again to Thee, and con- Thy name. If Thy people go out to fesa Thy name, and pray, and make battle against their enemy, whitherfupplication unto Thee in this house: soever Thou shalt send them, and then hear Thou in heaven, and for shall pray unto the LORD toward give the sin of Thy people Israel, the city which Thou hast chosen, and bring

them again unto the land and toward the house that I have which Thou gavest unto their fathers. built for Thy name: then hear Thou When heaven is shut up, and there in heaven their prayer and their


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supplication, and maintain their and blessed all the congregation of cause. If they sin against Thee, (for Israel with a loud voice, saying, there is no man that sinneth not,) Blessed be the LORD, That hath and Thou be angry with them, and given rest unto His people Israel, deliver them to the enemy, so that according to all that He promised: they carry them away captives unto there hath not failed one word of the land of the enemy, far or near; all His good promise, which He yet if they shall bethink themselves promised by the hand of Moses His in the land whither they were car. servant. The LORD our God be with ried captives, and repent, and make us, as He was with our fathers: let supplication unto Thee in the land Him not leave us, nor forsake us: of them that carried them captives, that He may incline our hearts unto saying, We have sinned, and have Him, to walk in all His ways, and done perversely, we have commit to keep His commandments, and ted wickedness; and so return unto His statutes, and His judgments

, Thee with all their heart, and with which He commanded our fathers

. all their soul, in the land of their And let these my words, wherewith enemies, which led them away cap. I have made supplication before the tive, and pray unto Thee toward LORD, be nigh" unto the Lord our their land, which Thou gavest unto God day and night, that He maintheir fathers, the city which Thou tain the cause of His servant, and hast chosen, and the house which the cause of His people Israel at all I have built for Thy name : then times, as the matter shall require : hear Thou their prayer and their that all the people of the earth may supplication in heaven Thy dwell- know that the Lord is God, and ing place, and maintain their cause, that there is none else. Let your and forgive Thy people that have heart therefore be perfect with the sinned against Thee, and all Their Lord our God, to walk in His sta. transgressions wherein they have tutes, and to keep His commandtransgressed against Thee, and give ments, as at this day. them compassion before them who And the king, and all Israel with carried them captive, that they may him, offered sacrifice before the LORD. have compassion on them: for they And Solomon offered a sacrifice of be Thy people, and Thine inherit- peace offerings, which he offered unto ance, whichThou broughtest forth the LORD, two and twenty thousand out of Egypt, from the midst of the oxen, and an hundred and twenty furnace of iron : that Thine eyes thousand sheep. So the king and may be open unto the supplication all the children of Israel dedicated of Thy servant, and unto the sup the house of the LORD. The same plication of Thy people Israel, to day did the king hallow the middle hearken unto them in all that they the court that was before the call for unto Thee. For Thou didst house of the LORD: for there he separate them from among all the offered burnt offerings, and meat people of the earth, to be Thine in- offerings, and the fat of the peace heritance, as Thou spakest by the offerings : because the brasen altar hand of Moses Thy servant, when that was before the LORD was too Thou broughtest our fathers out of little to receive the burnt offerings, Egypt, O Lord God.

and meat offerings, and the fat of And it was so, that when Solo- the peace offerings. And at that mon had made an end of praying time Solomon held a feast, and all all this prayer and supplication un Israel with him, a great congrega: to the Lord, he arose from before tion, from the entering

in of Hamath the altar of the LORD, from kneel- unto the river of Egypt, before the ing on his knees with his hands Lord our God, seven days and spread up to heaven. And he stood, seven days, even fourteen days. Ou


the eighth day he sent the people glad of heart for all the goodness that away: and they blessed the king, the LORD had done for David His and went unto their tents joyful and servant, and for Israel His people. May 2. Cabening, 1 Kings IX.

MAY 2. ND it came to pass, when Solo- | served them : therefore hath the of the house of the LORD, and the evil. King's house, and all Solomon's de And it came to pass at the end sure which he was pleased to do, of twenty years, when Solomon had that the LORD appeared to Solomon built the two houses, the house of the second time, as He had appear. the Lord, and the king's house, ed unto him at Gibeon. And the (now Hiram the king of Tyre had Lord said unto him, I have heard furnished Solomon with cedar trees thy prayer and thy supplication, and fir trees, and with gold, accordthat thou hast made before Me: I ing to all his desire,) that then king hare hallowed this house, which Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities thou hast built, to put My name in the land of Galilee. And Hiram there for ever; and Mine eyes and came out from Tyre to see the cities Mine heart shall be there perpetu- which Solomon had given him; and ally. And if thou wilt walk before they pleased him not. And he said, Me, a3 David thy father walked, in What cities are these which thou integrity of heart, and in upright- hast given me, my brother? And ness, to do according to all that I he called them the land of Cabul have commanded thee, and wilt unto this day. And Hiram sent to keep My statutes and My judg- the king sixscore talents of gold. ments : then I will establish the And this is the reason of the levy throne of thy kingdom upon Israel which king Solomon raised; for to for ever, as I promised to David thy build the house of the Lord, and father, saying, There shall not fail his own house, and Millo, and the thee a man upon the throne of Is- wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Tel

. But if ye shall at all turn Megiddo, and Gezer. For Pharaoh from following Me, ye or your chil- king of Egypt had gone up, and dren, and will not keep My com- taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, mandments and My statutes which and slain the Canaanites that dwelt I have set before you, but go and in the city, and given it for a preserve other gods, and worship them: sent unto his daughter, Solomon's then will I cut off Israel out of the wife. And Solomon built Gezer, and land which I have given them; and Beth-horon the nether, and Baalath, this house, which I have hallowed and Tadmor in the wilderness, in for My name, will i cast out of My the land, and all the cities of store sight; and Israel shall be a proverb that Solomon had, and cities for his tad a byword among all people : chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and at this house, which is high, and that which Solomon desired to every one that passeth by it shall build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, be astonished, and shall hiss; and and in all the land of his dominion. they shall say, Why hath the Lord And all the people that were left done thus unto this land, and to this of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, house? and they shall answer, Be- Hivites, and Jebusites, which were cause they forsook the Lord their not of the children of Israel, their God, Who brought forth their fa- children that were left after them thers ont of the land of Egypt, and in the land, whom the children of have taken hold upon other gods, Israel also were not able utterly to and have worshipped them, and destroy, upon those did Solomon

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