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I. KINGS

or numents for the temple. Before toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solo- Before CHRIST and three looking toward the south, and three looking {mon for the house of the Lord, were of bright brass.

toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in
and all their hinder parts were inward.

the clay ground between " Succoth and * Zarthan. 17
26 And it was a Phand-breadth thick, and the brim 47 And Solomon left all the vessels y unweighed, bien. 53,
thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with because they were exceeding many: neither was the 3s
flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths. weight of the brass found out.

27 And he made ten bases of brass : four cubits 48 And Solomon made ? all the vessels that per- 16.
was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth Stained unto the house of the LORD: * the altar of gold, yıChr. 22,
thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

and the table of gold, whereupon the shew-bread
28 And the work of the bases wus on this manner : was,
they had borders, and the † borders were between the 49 And the candlesticks of t pure gold,' five on the a Fx.37, X 26.

right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with v Ex. 37, 11.
29 And on the borders that were between the ledges the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold;
were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges 50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the ba- Heb.com
there was a base above: and beneath the lions and sons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold;
oxen were certain additions raade of thin work.

and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner
30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the 31.4 37, 17
plates of brass; and the four corners thereof had un-house, to wit, of the temple.
dersetters : under the laver were undersetters molten, 51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon
at the side of every addition.

made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon
31 And the mouth of it, within the chapiter and brought in the things which David his father had'de- 12 Sam. 8,
above, was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round, { dicated ; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, 3.C.1.5, 1.
after the work of the base, a cubit and a half; and did he put among the treasures of the house of the
also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their LORD.
borders, foursquare, not round.

CHAFTER VIII.
32 And under the borders were four wheels ; and {i The feast of the dedication of the couple....22 Solomon's
the axle-trees of the wheels were joined to the base,

prayer.
and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a

THE

THEN Solomon • assembled the elders of Israel,
cubit.

and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the
33 And the work of the wheels was like the work fathers of the children of Israel unto king Solomon
of a chariot-wheel; their axle-trees, and their naves, in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the bark of
and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten. the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, s. 26,12

34 And there were four undersetters to the four which is Zion.
corners of one base : and the undersetters were of the 2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves d Deut. 16
very base itself.

unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Etha- 2Chr. 5, 3
35 And in the top of the base was there a round nim, which is the seventh month.
compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the 3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests
base, the ledges thereof, and the borders thereof, were took up the ark.
of the same.

4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and
36 For on the plates of the || † ledges thereof, and the 'tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy
on the borders thereof, he graved || cherubims, lions, vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did Sun. A,

and palm-trees, according to the proportion of every & the priests and the Levites bring up. * So called one, and additions round about.

5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of 37 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him 13. Gen, 24. them had one casting, one measure;

and one size. before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen," that could 38 Then made hea ten lavers of brass : one laver not be told nor numbered for multitude. br. 3, 10. contained forty baths; and every laver was four cubits: 6 And the priests broncht in the ark of the cove-11e112.31,& Erk. 1, 5. anil upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

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39 And he put five bases on the right side of the the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings

house, and five on the left side of the house ; and he of the cherubims.
Lev. ?!". set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, 7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings
2 Cur. 4, 3. over against the south.

over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered Ex. 87, 4,
40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, the ark, and the staves thereof, above.
2Chu 4.8, and the ' basons. So Hiram made an end of doing 8 And they " drew out the staves, that the ends of 3

all the work that he made king Solomon for the house the staves were scen out in the "holy place before the Syria
of the LORD;

oracle, and they were not seen without : and there 1.2 Chr. 5,
41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapi- — they are unto this day.
ters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the 9 There was nothing in the ark, save the two ta- Ex: 16,50
two net-works, to cover the two bowls of the

chapi- bles of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when
ters which were upon the top of the pillars ;

the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, Iob. 9, 4.
42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two net- when they came out of the land of Egypt.
works, even two rows of pomegranates for one net- 10 1 And it came to pass, when the priests were

work, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that come out of the holy place, that the cloud 9 filled the fil con: 1* the face of were t upon the pillars ;

house of the LORD,
43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases ; 11 So that the priests could not stand to minister Col. I, 18.
44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea ; because of the cloud : for the glory of the I ORD har Es. 06, 12
45 And the 'pots, and the shovels, and the basons:filled the house of the LORD.

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CHAPTER VIII.

dedication of the temple. 12 Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he { towards this place : and hear thou in heaven thy CHRIST would dwell in the thick darkness.

dwelling-place; and when thou hearest," forgive. 13 I have surely built "thee a house to dwell in, a 31 Ifany man * trespass against his neighbour, and hele. "setuled place for thee to abide in for ever.

an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and 2 14 And the king turned his face about, and bless-the oath come before thine altar in this house: Ps. 37, 2. ed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the con- 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge u 2 Sam. 7, gregation of Israel stood :)

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father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 33 When thy people Israel be smitten down before 23.

16 Since the day that I brought forth my people the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, 1,18.15. Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, %.

of Israel to build á bouse, that my name might be and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this 2 Cor. 18, & therein : but I chose David to be over my people & house: a Drut 12, Israel.

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin 17 And it was in the heart of David my father to { of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the build a house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

18 And the LORD said unto David my father, 35 When heaven is 'shut up, and there is no rain, hall, Whereas it was in thine heart to build a house unto because they have sinned against thee; if they pray my name, thou didst well that it was in thine toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn a 2 Clir. b,

from their sin, when thou afflictest them: 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house ; 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sia 1.2 Sam. 7, but thy son, that shall come forth out of thy loins, he of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou 1, 94, 13. chap. 5, 8. shall build the house unto my name.

teach them the 'good way wherein they should 20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he walk, and give rain upon thy land which thou hast form.2; . spake; and I am risen up in the room of David my given to thy people for an inheritance.

father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord 37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pesti- 2 Pet. 2, 21. & Chr. 28, promised, and have built a house for the name of} lence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterthe LORD God of Israel.

pillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of
21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein their cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness,
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our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of 38 What prayer and supplication soever be made
Egypt.

by & any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall g Ezek. 2 22 And Solomon & stood before the altar of the know every man the plague of his own heart, and James 5, 16,

Lord, in the presence ofall the congregation of Israel, spread forth bis hands towards this house : Joh 11,13.* and spread forth his hands towards heaven :

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, ho2 Sam. 24, 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no god and forgive, and do, and give to every man according Lan. 9, 40 1 Tini 2, 8. like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, 35... keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that even thou'only, knowest the hearts of all the children walk before thee with all their heart;

of men ;) 24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father 40 That they may fear thee all the days that they that thou promisedst him : thou spakest also with thy live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. mouth, and hast fulfilled it with ihine hand, as it is 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger that is not of Ruth 2,10, this day.

thy people Israel, but cometh out of a " far country 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with for "thy name's sake;

thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of ! 2 Sam. 7, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight thy strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm;) when Luke 1, 33. to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children he shall come and pray towards this house :

take heed to their way, that they walk before me, as 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and do thou hast walked before me.

according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; Jer. 32, 17. 26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray that Pall people of the earth may know thy name, to thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant į fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may David

know that this house, which I have builded, is called 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Be-by thy name. Cor. 12, hold, the "heaven, and heaven of heavens, cannot 44']f thy people go out ? to battle against their 12 contain thee; how much less this house that I have enemy, whịthersoever thou shalt send them, and shall

pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy 17, 24. servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to name: 1.6.12. hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which thy 45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their 121: servant prayeth before thee to-day

suppiication, and maintain their cause. 29 That' thine 9 eyes may be open toward this 46 If they sin against thec, (for there is no man that house night and day, even toward the place of which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and de- Eccl. 7,20 -12, thou hast said, 'My name shall be there ; that thou liver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away 5,10. mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; shall make towards this place.

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1. KINGS.

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have done perversely, we havecommitted wickedness; { the peace-offerings.

48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, 65 And at that time Solomon held oa feast, and all 13°7:20 , 13 and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, Israel with him, a great congregation, from the enter- .

which led them away captive, and pray unto theezing in of 'Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before
toward their land which thou gavest unto their fathers, the LORD our God,' seven days and seven days, even
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I have built for thy name:

66 On the eighth day he sent the people away : 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplica- and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents ... 1. verse 45. tion in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain joyful and glad of heart, for all the goodness that the Chron. 15,

Lord had done for David his servant, and for Israel 2Chr. 7, 9 50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against his people. thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have

CHAPTER IX. P.: 108,39transgressed against thee, and give them compassion

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which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the pleased to do, y Deut. 4 midst of the furnace of iron :

2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second ich 2 5. de 52 That thine eyes may be open unto the suppli- time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. cation of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy 3 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy & 65, 12. people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made becall for unto thee ;

fore me; I have hallowed this house which thou hast echt 8, 29,
53 For thou didst ? separate them from among all built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes (Gen. 17
the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when 4 And ifthou wilt walk 'before me, as David thy fa-
thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O'LORD {ther walked, 5 in integrity of heart, and in uprightness,
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to do according to all that I have commanded thee,
54 1 And it was so, that when Solomon had made and will keep my statutes and my judgments;
an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom

the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy 12; Isa : Luke 22 from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon Eph. I, 14. up to heaven.

the throne of Israel. 55 And he stood, and blessed all the congrega- 6 But if you shall at all 'turn from following me, %1. tion of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

you or your children, and will not keep my command - 2 Chr. 13, 2 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest untoments and my statutes which I have set before you, Josh, 24, his people Israel, according to all that he promised : { but go and serve other gods, and worship them; Leke 1, 68 there hath not failed one word of all his good prom- 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which

ise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his? I have given them : and 'this house, which I have
servant.

hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; yer, is. 57 The Lord our God be with us, as he was with and Israel shall be a proverb and a by-word among Deut. 31, 6, our fathers : let him not leave us, nor forsake us ; all people :

58 That he may 'incline our hearts unto him, to 8 And at this house, which is high, every one that Chron. 2, walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss ; n Dan. 9, 12 de į

° Rohrs and his statutes, and his judgments, which he com- and they shall say, ' Why hath the LORD done thus olam. 315 Heb. 13, 5. manded our fathers,

unto this land, and to this house? 59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made 9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook Jer. 22, & John 13, 3. supplication before the Lord, 6 be nigh unto the LORD the Lord their God, who brought forth their fathers

our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon g Mal. 3, 16. his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at † all other gods, and have worshipped them, and served 11. * Heb. the times, as the matter shall require ;

them : therefore hath the Lord brought upon them 60"That "all the people of the earth may know all this evil. d. 5, 18. that 'the Lord is God, and that there is none else. 10 1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty s2 Chr. 8,1

61 Let your heart, therefore, * be perfect with the years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the Inn. 1, 6." LORD your God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep house of the Lord, and the king's house, h Ps. 67, 2. his commandments, as at this day.

11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished 62 1 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered Solomon with cedar-trees, and fir-trees, und with gold, sacrifice before the LORD.

according to all his desire,) that then Solomon gave 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace-offer- Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. Phil. 3, 12. ings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twen- 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities I Lev. 3,1. ty thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thou- which Solomon had given him; and they + pleased 1 Heb. tere

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dedicated the house of the LORD.

है 13 And he said, What cities are these which thou 2 Chr. 8,2
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forthere heoffered burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of ?!
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The queen of Sheba admireth the

CHAPTER X.

wisdom and magnificence of Solomon. Solomon raised, For to build the house of the LORD,{I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy Before and his own house, and a Millo, and the wall of Je-wisdom. rusalem, and · Hazor, and · Megiddo, and Gezer. 7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, 'until I came,

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and and mine eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half 2 Kings 12 4 taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity "ex

Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a ceedeth the fame which I heard.
present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, 1 Prov. 22
17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon' which stand continually before thee, and that “ hear 24
the nether,

thy wisdom. 18 And'' Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delight- Luke 11, 2R. in the land,

ed in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because 19 And all the cities of 6 store that Solomon had, the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made he 1 Sam. 27,8. and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horse-thee king, P to do judgment and justice. Joski. 16,3

, men, and that which Solomon " desired to build in 10 And she I gave the king a hundred and 'twenty Prov. 8, 15 1 & 18, 13. Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and p2 San. e i Josh. 19, his dominion.

precious stones: there came no more such abundance 20 And all the people that were ' left of the Amor- of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to $ Ex. 1, 1. ites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which ý king Solomon. h Eccl. 210. were not of the children of Israel,

11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold 21 Their children that were left after them in the } from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of

land, whom the children of Israel also were not able { s almug-trees, and precious stones. beut. 2 utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon 'levy a 12 And the king made of the almug-trees t pillars tribute of m bond-service unto this day.

for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, 2015 22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon "make harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no m Deut. 7,? no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his such almug-trees, nor were seen unto this day. Neb. 7, 57. servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers 13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of a Lev. 25, of his chariots, and his horsemen.

Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides .ch. 8, 1. A 23 These were the chief of the officers that were that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty : so over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which she turned, and went to her own country, she and bare rule over the people that wrought in the work. her servants.

24 But Pharaoh's daughter o came up out of the 14 Now the weight of gold that came to Sclomon city of David unto her house which Solomon had in one year was six hundred threescore and six built for her: then did he build Millo.

talents of gold, 25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer 15 Besides that he had of the || merchant-men, and burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the altar of the traffic of the spice-merchants, and of all the customers,

which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense kings * of Arabia, and of the governors of the country. rch. 8,62 upon the 'altar that was before the LORD. So he 16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets 23.4.17, 11 finished the house.

of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to Pr. 79, 10. 26 And king Sclomon made a navy of ships in one target. Num. 33, Ezion-geber, which is beside · Eloth, on the shore of 17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the 27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, ship-} king put them in the house of the forest of y Lebanon. y ch. 14, 28. men that had knowledge of the sea, with the ser- 18 1 Moreover, the king made a great ? throne of ? Ps. , 4, 7. vants of Solomon.

tivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. u Job 22, 24. 28 And they came to "Ophir, and fetched from 19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the Phleb. 2Chr. 8, thence gold, * four hundred and twenty talents, and throne was round behind : and there were stays on ch.2, 3% brought it to king Solomon.

either side on the place of the seat, and two lions Exck. 27, . CHAPTER X.

stood beside the stays.
The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon. 20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side

of Solomon, concerning the name of the LORD, the like made in any kingdom.
beh. 1,30 she came to prove him with hard questions. 21 And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of

2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of , Neb. train, with camels that hare spices, and very much Lebanon were of t pure gold ; none were of silver: it comes 2 gold, and precious stones; and when she was come was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was 22 For the king had at sea a navy of a Tharshish, 2 Chr. 20 e ch. 8, 17. e in her heart.

with the navy of Hiram : once in three years came 3 And Solomon told her all her f questions: there the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory, keramica was not any thing hid from the king, which he told and || apes, and peacocks. her not.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of b ch. 3, 12. 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Sol-{ the earth for riches and for wisdom. Ich 4, 22 omon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 21 Aud · all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear Luke 2,

5 And the 'meat of his table, and the sitting of his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, 25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of
and their apparel

, and his cup-bearers, and his as- silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, d eh. 8, 34 cent by which he went up unto the house of the and spices, horses, and mules, a rate "year by year. Ezek. 41, LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

26° And Solomon e gathered together chariots and 16. 6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred red n*

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Solomon's illolatry.

I. KINGS.

His adversaries. chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he 16 (For six months did Joab remain there with H. 02 bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom,) at Jerusalein.

17 That Hadad fled, he, and certain Edomites of 27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad stones, and cedars made he to be as the 'sycamore-being yet a little P child.

Gen. 4. trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to clap. 3,7 28 And Solomon had " horses brought out of Egypt, { Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, 9 Gen.2 Luke 19, 4. and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; "linen yarn at a price.

which gave him a house, and appointed him f victuals, bread, 29 Ånd a chariot came up and went out of Egypt and gave him land. for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a 19 And Hadad found † great favour in the sight of Hele hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his grace in the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the || queen. them out by their means.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare liim Genubath | The word CHAPTER XI.

his son, whom Tahpenes' weaned in Pharaoh's properly is Solomon's acts, reign, and death.

house: and Genubath was in Pharabb's household, woman of BUTking Solomon-loved many strange women, among the sons of Pharaoh: (together daughter of Pharaoh,)

21 And wheo Hadad heard in Egypt that David (n. 15,13. of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, slept with his fathers, and that Joab, the captain of le, 2 and Hittites :

the host, was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me , Gen. 21,1 2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said depart, that I may go to mine own country. unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, 22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast

neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go a Num. 25, will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing : Nel. 13,21. clave unto these in love.

howbeit, ' let me go in any wise. 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, 23 1 And God stirred him up another adversary, e Excl.7,26. and three hundred concubines: and his wives e turned Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord 2 Sam. 8, away his heart.

Hadadezer, king of u Zobah. 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was || old, 24 And he gathered men unto him, and became u 1 Samuel Berheeniso that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: captain over a band, when David slew them of 'Chr. 8, 8 het hy and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, Zoba!! : and they went to Damascus, and dwelt , ? Sam. 23.10 . & 14, as was the heart of David his father.

therein, and reigned in Damascus. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess 25 And he was an adversary to Israel ' all the days y ch.5, 1.4 of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did : of the Ammonites.

and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria. 6 And Solomon did evil'in the sight of the LORD, 26 1 And 2 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephra- 2 2 Chr. 18, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his thite of a Zereda, Solomon's servant, (whose inoth-6. father.

er's name was Zeruah, a widow woman,) even he Josh 13,
7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Che-lifted up his hand against the king,
mosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is 27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand 20,21.
before Jerusalem; and for Molech, the abomination against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repair-
of the children of Ammon.

ed the breaches of the city of David his father.
8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of
which burnt incense, and sacrificed unto their gods. valour : and Solomon seeing the young man that he

9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because was industrious, he made him ruler over all the
g. I'r. 4, 23. & his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, t charge of the house of Joseph.
2 Tim.4, 10. which had appeared unto him twice,

29 And it came to pass at that time, when Jero- birou hy is 10 And had commanded him concerning this boam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahi, chap. 12,5

, ichwp.6,12. thing, that he should not go after other gods: but hejah the 'Shilonite found him in the way, and he had cir. ged

kept not that which the LORD commanded. clad himself with a new garment: and they two were di Samuel

11 Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, For- alone in the field : asmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept 30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was my covenant and my statutes, which I have com-on him, and 'rent it in twelve pieces. manıled thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces; 41,27. thee, and will give it to thy servant.

for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, 2 Kings 18; 12 Notwithstanding, in thy days I will not do it, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon.

for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out and will give ten tribes to thee: 1 Chron.23 , of the hand of thy son.

32 But he shall have one tribe for my servant Da 13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; vid's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which 1 ch. 12, 21. but will give love tribe to thy son for David my ser- I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel :

1 vant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have 33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have żi . chosen.

worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, 2 Kings 14 1 And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the 213

1 Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's god of the children of Ammon: and have not walked tuli na seed in Edom.

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B 15 For it came to pass, when David was in "Edom, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did door of n Deut.20, and Joab, the captain of the host, was gone up to bury David his father. the slain, after he had smitten' every male in Edom, 34 Howheit + I will not take the whole kingdom Generale

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