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CHAPTER XXIX.

David s gift for the temple. 7 Moreover, I will establish his kingdom for ever,

CHAPTER XXIX. if he be constant to do my P commandments and my { 10 David's thanksgiving and prayer....26 His reign and death. cir. 1015. judgments as at this day.

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TURTHERMORE, David the king said unto 8 Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the con- * all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom gregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, 32 Chais God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, LORD your God, that ye may possess this good land, but for the LORD God. and leave it for an inheritance for your children after 2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the 10. you for ever.

house of my God the gold for things to be made of 9 And thou, Solomon my son, a know thou the gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass Jer. 9, 24, God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and Fol: 13,5 heart, and with a willing mind: for the LORD search-wood for things of wood : onyx-stones, and stones e Ex. 28,2

eth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations to be set, 'glistering stones, and of divers colours, and (Isa. 64, 11

of the thoughts: if thou seck him, he will be found all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in | 1 Sam. 16, of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off abundance. Ps. 7, 9. & for ever.

3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to 2 Cor.5, 10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen the house of my God, I have, of mine own proper Hleb 4, 13 thee to build a house for the sanctuary : be strong, good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the

a 1 ch. 22, 19. and do it.

house of my God, over and above all that I have 11 1 Then David gave to Solomon his son the prepared for the holy house, • Ex.25, 40. " pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and 4 Even || three thousand talents of gold, of the gold , That is Kings of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined inomultierend

thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal :
place of the mercy seat,

5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for porunds. 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit

, things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made 41 Kings 2, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing 2 ch. 9, 26. chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? a ck 2, 27. of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things. 6 1 Then the chief of the fathers, and princes of

13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Le- the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and
vites, and for all the work of the service of the house of hundreds, with the rulers over the king's work,
of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the offered willingly,
house of the LORD.

६ 7 And gave, for the service of the house of God,
14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, of gold, I five thousand talents and ten thousand 1 That is,
for all instruments of all manner of service ; . - silver drams; and of silver, ten thousand talents; and of seven hun
also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all in-brass, eighteen thousand talents; and one hundred Afty thou-
struments of every kind of service:

thousand talents of iron.
15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, 8 And they with whom precious stones were found
Kings 7, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every can- gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD,
2. Hr. 47, dlestick, and for the lamps thereof; and for the can- by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

dlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered
and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use { " willingly, because with perfect heart they offered m Judg. 5 .
of every candlestick.

willingly to the LORD: and David the king also re-
16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of joiced with great joy.
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the tables of silver:

the congregation : and David said, Blessed be thou, 17 Also pure gold for the 'flesh-hooks, and the Lord God of Israel our Father, for ever and ever. bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons he 11 Thine, O Lorn, is the greatness, and the © Mat. 6, 13. gave gold by weight for every bason; and likewise power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: Rev. s, is? silver by weight for every bason of silver:

for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine: 18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted 'Ringe weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of as head above all. 18, in the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and cov- 12 Buth riches and honour come Pof thee, and thou . Prov. 10, Erek. 1,24. ered the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

9 reignest over all; and in thy hand is power and Ps.75, 6, 7, 19 All this, said David, the Lord made me un-might, and in thy hand it is to make great, and to 4:225

, 40 derstand 'in writing by his hand upon me, even all give strength unto all. Hel. 5,5. the works of this pattern.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and 20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong, praise thy glorious name. and of good courage, and do it ; fear not, nor be dis- 14 But'who am I, and what is my people, that we pr. 115,!

mayed; for the Lord God, even my God, will be should be able to offer so willingly after this sort ? loshi 1,5. with thee; he will not k fail thee, nor forsake thee, for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we

until thou hast finished all the work for the service of} given thee.
the house of the LORD.

15 For we are " strangers before thee, and sojourn-
21 And, behold, the || courses of the priests and the ers, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are cl. 11, 15

Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service as x a shadow, and there is none abiding.
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LORD cir. 1015. uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered ali Zadok to be priest. Ps. 51, 6. these things: and now have I seen

with joy thy peo- 23 Then Solomon sat on the 'throne of the LORD Prov. 11.0 ple, which are present here, to offer willingly unto as king instead of David his father, and prospered; kev. s 21. thee.

and all Israel obeyed him. 18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, 24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and Jer. 10,23. our fathers, a keep this for ever in the imagination all the sons likewise of king David, f submitted them- ^!leb. saus 6.ch. 98, 9 of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and pre-selves unto Solomon the king, .

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25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly 9.112, 9, 10 19 And "give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such 12,1 to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy f royal majesty, as had not been on any king before Rev. 11,13.

statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the him in Israel. e ch. 21, 25. palace for the which I have made provision.

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k 20 1 And David said to all the congregation, Now all Israel. ? Ps. 103, 2, ' bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was Eccl. 2, 9. blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed { forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and 2 Santa

k down their heads, and worshipped the Lord and the thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. king.

28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, 11. 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the Lord, riches, and honour : and Selomon his son reigned in

and offered burnt-offerings unto the LORD, on the his stead. 1 Kings 3, morrow after that day, ever 5 a thousand bullocks, a 29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, 1 ch. 23,1;

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I The SECOND Book of the CHRONICLES.
CHAPTER I.

"in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealtlı, 12 Sam. 7, Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God. or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet is 10,1

ened in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my with bim, and magnified him exceedingly. people, over whom I have made thee king :

2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; s 1 Kings

captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, Ps.65, 2 PHIT.12,3.0 , judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief such as none of the kings have had that have been Mark 7, 7.

t i Tim. 6,15. of the fathers.

before thee, neither shall there any after thee have Eccl. 29 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, the like.

went to the e high place that was at Gibeon ; for 13 1 Then Solomon came from his journey to the ci Kings, s, there was the 'tabernacle of the congregation of God, high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from

which Moses, the servant of the Lord, had made in before the tabernacle of the congregation, and "reigned o Rev. 11, the wilderness.

over Israel. 4 But the ark of God had David brought up from 14 And Solomon ' gathered chariots and horse- 1.2623 Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared men, and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, for it.: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in

5 Moreover, the h brazen altar that Bezaleel, the the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, be put before 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusa- y 1 Kings

the tabernacle of the LORD; and Solomon and the lem as plenteous as stones, and cedar-trees made he as h: 37.22. I Lev. 17,3. congregation 'sought unto it.

the sycamore-trees that are in the vale for abundance. ls. 72, 7. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen 16 And Solomon had' horses brought out of Egypt, 5. Lev. 1, $ altar * before the Lord, which was at the tabernacle and linen yarn; the king's merchants received the 10,

of the congregation, and oisered a thousand burnt- linen yarn at a price. 11 Kings 5, offerings upon it.

17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of the 7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, Egypt, a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and Mal. 1, 1.

a Chr. 29, and said unto him. Ask what I'shall give thee. a horse for a hundred and fifty: and so brought they a Deut. 29,

8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings 5,3 14. 73, 2. great mercy unto David my father, and hast made kings of Syria, † by their means. Dan. 1:14; me to reign min his stead.

CHAPTER II.
9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto David Solomon's labourers for the building of the temple.

my father be established for thou hast made me king ND Solomon determined to build a house for the James 1, 3. over a people like the dust of the earth in " multitude. "name of the Lord, and a house for his kingdom. 3,15

10 ° Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I 2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thoumay go out and come in before this people: for who sand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand 4, 83. can judge this thy people that is so great ?

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second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
5 And the house which I build is great: for great 31 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was €, 1.
is our God 'above all gods.

+ instructed for the building of the house of God. Neb. 6 But " who is able to build him a house, seeing the The 'length by cubits, after the first measure, was Kings, | Isa. 66, 1. heaven and 'heaven of heavens cannot contain him ?threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

who am I then, that I should build him a house, save 4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, j'in 8, 34. only to burn sacrifice before him?

the length of it was according to the breadth of the 1 Send me now, therefore, ma man cunning to house, twenty cubits, and the height was a hundred 6,2

* work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold. çochr. il Kings &, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can 5 And the greater house he ceiled with * fir-iree, 3s, 11.

i skill a to grave with the cunning men that are with me which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon 1 Kinga in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father' palm-trees and chains. did provide.

6 And he garnished the house with “ precious is.

m 8 Send me also p cedar-trees, fir-trees, and I al- stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of"Parraim. w Kings to Kings gum-trees, out of Lebanon ; (for I know that thy ser- 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, 6, 15.

vants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon;) and, be- and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with 1 Kingston Kings , hold, 'my servants shall be with thy servants, gold; and graved ocherubims on the walls.

9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance : for 8 And he made † the most holy house, the length 1, Kinga grout and the house which I am about to build shall be f won-whereof was according to the breadth of the house,

twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: ? ! Kings 10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six 2."

hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand † measures hundred talents. 2 & 6, 11. of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of 23. ! Kinga ?, barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twen-gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with 1 leto,

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11 Then Huram the king of Tyre fanswered in 10 And in the most holy place he made two'cheru- Uingen, Peut 7

, 8. writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD bims of image work, and overlaid them with gold. femenina e hath · loved his people, he hath made thee king over 11 And the 'wings of the cherubims were twenty | Kings 6, them.

cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five Jan 14, 2 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed bethe Lord God cubits

, reaching to the wall of the house; and the 9 Gen. 3, 94 of Israel, that " made heaven and earth, who hath other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the r1 ki:gs * abie in pru- given to David the king a wise son, † endued with wing of the other cherub. K. 12, 6. prudence and understanding, that might build a house 12 And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, for the LORD, and a house for bis kingdom.

reaching to the wall of the house; and the other 13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the with understanding, of * Huram my father's. other cherub.

14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, 13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in their faces were || inward. timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in 14 And he made the s vail of blue, and purple, and Ex. 25, 20. crimson ; also to grave any manner of graving, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims to find out every device which shall be put to him, thereon. with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of 15 Also he made before the house two pillars of Mat. 27, 51 my lord David thy father.

thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that wus t1 Kings 7 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the on the top of each of them was five cubits. oil, and the wine, which my lord haih spoken of, let 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put him send unto his servants :

them on the beads of the pillars; and made a hundred 16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, † asš pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

much as thou shalt need ; and we will bring it to thee 17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, 9 1 Kings maga 5,2. in floats by sea to ? Joppa, and thou shalt carry it up one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and ", 21. to Jerusalem.

called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and 17 1 And Solomon numbered all the strangers the name of that on the left Boaz. 1,3 that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering

CHAPTER IV. wherewith David his father had numbered them; and The altar of brass and ornaments for the house. as they were found a hundred and fifty thousand and Mc

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Of the vessels of the temple.

1. CHRONICLES.

The solemn induction of the ark. Before brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the

CHAPTER V.
hcight thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass God being praised, giveth a visible sign of his favour.
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instruments, put he among the treasures of the house 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward of God. the north, and three looking toward the west, and 2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, a 1 Kings three looking toward the south, and three looking and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fatoward the east; and the sea was set above upon them, thers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to and all their binder parts were inward. bring up the bark of the covenant of the LORD out of 5 Num. 19

b , 5 And the thickness of it was a hand-breadth, and the city of David, which is Zion.

the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themI King flowers of lilies; and it received and held e'three selves unto the king, in the feast which was in the thousand baths.

cseventh month.
6 He made also ' ten lavers, and put five on the 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the

right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such Levites took up the ark. Isa. 424 things as they offered for the burnt-offering they 5. And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle vekingesets Zech. 13, 1. & washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to of the congregation, and all the † holy vessels that 1 kings wash in.

were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the ressels of 7 And he made ten 'candlesticks of gold according Levites bring up. i Ex. 25, 31. to their k form, and set them in the temple, five on the 6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of e Num. 4, Ex. 25, right hand, and five on the left.

Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, 2.Sam. 6,3 8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told

temple, five on the right side, and five on the left:and {nor numbered for multitude. 1.1 Kings 7, he made a hundred basons of gold.

7 And the priests brought in the ark of the cove9 Furthermore, he made ” the court of the priests, nant of the LORD unto his place, to the 6 oracle of the 8, 5. 1 Kings and the great court, and doors for the court, and house, into the most holy place, even under the wings b1 Kings6 overlaid the doors of them with brass.

of the cherubims: 10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east 8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over ol Kines end, over against the south.

the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the 11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and {ark and the 'staves thereof above. p1 Kings the basons. And Huram finished the work that he 9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the Luke 1, & was to make for king Solomon for the house of God; ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the Kings

k 1 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and oracle ; but they were not seen without. And there the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, it is unto this day, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the 10 There was ' nothing in the ark save the two ki Kingo: chapiters which were on the top of the pillars: tables which Moses put therein at "Horeb, when the

13 And four hundred 'pomegranates on the two LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, beut. 10,8 Sorrywreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, when they came out of Egypt.

to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which 11 And it came to pass, when the priests were
were upon the pillars.

come out of the holy place; (for all the priests that io.
14 He made also' bases ; and lavers made he upon were present were 'sanctified, and did not then wait Gen. 37,2
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by course; 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it:

12 Also the Levites, which were the singers, all of it. 16 The ' pots also, and the shovels, and the "flesh- them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their

hooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, a make to king Solomon, for the house of the Lorn, of having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the a.' Chr. 23 bright brass.

east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, twenty priests sounding with trumpets ;) Kirgs 7, in thefclay-ground between Succoth and Zeredathah. 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and fil. 315

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in & 15, 6. deletelhem e abundance: for the weight of the brass could f not praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted 1 Kings?, be found out.

up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and in19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for struments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, tech. 2, 16, the house of God, the golden altar also, and the For he is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever: that mat

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then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house 11 Kings 8, 20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, of the LORD;

1 :1 Rings that they should burn after the manner, before the 14. So that the priests could not stand to minister by u Num. 14, oracle, of pure gold;

reason of the cloud; for " the glory of the LORD had Rev. 15, & perfections 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, filled the house of God. mulle he of gold, and that t perfect gold;

CHAPTER VI. Kings, spocus, did the censers, of pure gold : and the entry TheNosewodoin the "thick darkness. 22 And ihe á snuffers, and the hasoss, and the Solomon's prayer at the consecration of the temple.

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dedication of the temple. 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the ş unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth towards whole congregation of Israel : (and all the congrega- this place. tion of Israel e stood :)

2i Hearken, therefore, unto the supplications of 4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall P, 134, S. who hath with his hands'fulfilled that which he spake make towards this place : hear thou from thy dwellwith his mouth to my father David, saying,

ing-place, even from heaven;

and when thou hearest,
5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out forgive.
Fverse 15. of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the 22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath
Pic32 tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath

might be there ; neither chose I any man to be a ruler come before thine altar in this house ;
over my people Israel :

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and 6 But I have chosen " Jerusalem, that my name judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by rec- s2 a Deut. 13 might be there ; and have chosen David to be 'overompensing his way upon his own head; and by jusmy people Israel. tifying the righteous, by giving him “ according to his 1:2,30

, 2 7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to righteousness. * 2 Sam. ?, build a house for the name of the LORD God of 1

24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse beIsrael.

fore the enemy, because they have sinned against , T. 20, 7 11 Kings 5, 8 But the LORD said to David my father, Foras- thee, and shall

return and confess thy name, and pray much as it was in thy heart to build a house for my and make supplication before thee in this house; name, thou didst " well in that it was in thy heart : 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and 'forgive slev.28, 9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not build the house; the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again 0.05

, 1, but thy son which shall come forth out of thy" loins, unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their 3 3. o ven. 85, he shall build the house for my name.

fathers. 10 The Lord therefore hath performed his word 26 When the heaven is & shut up, and there is no 1, 1. kit

that he hath spoken ; for I am risen up in the room of rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if o Po.21,8 David my father, and am set on o the throne of Israel, {they pray towards this place, and confess thy name, u Pr. 28, 13.

as the Lord promised, and have built the house for and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; is. the name of the LORD God of Israel :

27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou is

. Kingo en di Lingol, P covenant of the LORD, that he made with the chil- {hast' taught them the good way wherein they should Ps. 94. 12. dren of Israel.

walk; and send rain upon the land, which thou hast 12 I And he stood before the altar of the Lord, in given unto thy people for an inheritance.

the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and 28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pesKings spread forth his hands,

tilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or * Ruths, o 13 (For Solomon had made'a brazen scaffold of caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them t in the Hath.

; five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever the

high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and sickness there be,
Hikingo 7 upon it he' stood, and kneeled down upon his knees 29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever

before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel,
his hands towards heaven.)

when every one shall know his own sore and his own 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house ; Erns. God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth ; which 30 Then hearthou from heaven thy dwelling-place, Ap. 3, keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants and forgive, and render unto every man according that walk before thee with all their hearts:

unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou Chr. 20, 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David only'knowest the hearts of the children of men ;) 115,4". my father that which thou hast promised him; and 31 That they may " fear thee, to walk in thy ways lleis 1, 19

. 4%. spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto m Rev.15,4 hand, as it is this day.

our fathers. 16 Now therefore, O Lord God of Israel, keep 32 Moreover, concerning the stranger, which is with thy servant David my father that which thou hast not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far coun- Juhu 12, promised him, saying, † There shall not fail thee a man try for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand,

in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so and thy stretched-out arm; if they come and pray in element of than thy children take heed to their way to walk in this house ; my law, as thou hast walked before me.

33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy 17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let thy word dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stran* Ps. 1, 2 be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servantger calleth tu thee for ; that all people of the earth 1 Kings 8, David.

may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy 18 (But will God in very deed dwell with men on people Israel ; and may know that + this house which by name the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heav-} I have built is called by thy naine. ens cannot contain thec; how much less this house 31 If thy people go out to war against their ene her which I have built !)

mies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they 1 Kings & 19 Have respect, therefore, to the prayer of thy pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, o chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name; $:: hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy ser- 35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer y Or, right, vant prayeth † before thee:

and their supplication, and maintain their || cause. 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man 20,1,2 day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said which P sinneth not,) and thou be angry with thein, com that thou wouldest put thy name there ; to hearken and deliver them over before their enemies, and thev

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