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the heaven and in the earth is | heart of thy people, and prepare thine ; thine is the kingdom, o their heart unto thee: LORD, and thou art exalted as 19 And give unto Solomon head above all.

my son a perfect heart, to keep 12 Both riches and honour thy commandments, thy testi. come of thee, and thou reignest monies, and thy statutes, and to over all; and in thine hand is do all these things, and to build power and might; and in thine the palace, for the which I have hand it is to make great, and to made provision. give strength unto all.

20 And David said to all the 13 Now therefore, our God, congregation, Now bless the we thank thee, and praise thy LORD your God. And all the glorious name.

congregation blessed the LORD 14 But who am I, and what is God of their fathers, and bowed my people, that we should be down their heads, and worable to offer so willingly after shipped the Lord, and the this sort? for all things come of king. thee, and of thine own have we 21 And they sacrificed sacri. given thee.

fices unto the LORD, and offered 15 For we are strangers before burnt-offerings unto the LORD, thee, and sojourners, as were on the morrow after that day, all our fathers; our days on the even a thousand bullocks, a earth are as a shadow, and there thousand rams, and a thousand is none abiding

lambs, with their drink-offer16 O Lord our God, all this ings, and sacrifices in abunstore that we have prepared to dance for all Israel: build thee an house for thine 22 And did eat and drink be. holy name, cometh of thine hand, fore the LORD on that day with and is all thine own.

great gladness. And they made 17 I know also, my God, that Solomon the son of David king thou triest the heart, and hast the second time, and anointed pleasure in uprightness. As him unto the LORD to be the for me, in the uprightness of chief governor, and Zadok to be mine heart I have willingly of- priest. fered all these things; and now 23 Then Solomon sat on the have I seen with joy thy people, throne of the LORD as king inwhich are present here, to offer stead of David his father, and willingly unto thee.

prospered; and all Israel obeyed 18 O LORD God of Abraham, || him. Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, 24 And all the princes, and keep this for ever in the imagi- the mighty men, and all the nation of the thoughts of the sons likewise of king David,

submitted themselves unto So 28 And he died in a good old lomon the king

age, full of days, riches and 25 And the LORD magnified honour: and Solomon his son Solomon exceedingly in the reigned in his stead. sight of all Israel, and bestowed 29 Now the acts of David the upon him such royal majesty as king, first and last, behold, they had not been on any king before are written in the book of him in Israel.

Samuel the seer, and in the 26 Thus David the son of book of Nathan the prophet, Jesse reigned over all Israel. and in the book of Gad the seer,

27 And the time that he reign 30 With all his reign and his ed over Israel was forty years; might, and the times that went seven years reigned he in He

over him, and over Israel, and bron, and thirty and three years over all the kingdoms of the reigned he in Jerusalem.





congregation with him, went to

the high place that was at GiSOLOMON'S OFFERING.

beon; for there was the taber. AND Solomon the son of nacle of the congregation of David was strengthened in his God, which Moses the servant kingdom, and the LORD his of the Lord had made in the God was with him, and magni. wilderness. fied him exceedingly.

4 But the ark of God had Da2 Then Solomon spake unto vid brought up from Kirjathall Israel, to the captains of jearim to the place which David thousands and of hundreds, and had prepared for it: for he had to the judges, and to every go- pitched a tent for it at Jerusavernor in all Israel, the chief of lem. the fathers.

5 Moreover, the brazen altar, 3 So Solomon, and all the that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the

son of Hur, had made, he put honour, such as none of the before the tabernacle of the kings have had that have been LORD: and Solomon and the before thee, neither shall there congregation sought unto it. any after thee have the like. 6 And Solomon went up

13 Then Solomon came from thither to the brazen altar be- bis journey to the high place fore the LORD, which was at that was at Gibeon to Jerusathe tabernacle of the congrega-lem, from before the tabernacle tion, and offered a thousand of the congregation, and reigned burnt-offerings upon it.

over Israel. 7 In that night did God ap

14 And Solomon gathered pear unto Solomon, and said chariots and horsemen: and he unto him, Ask what I shall give had a thousand and four hunthee.

dred chariots, and twelve thou8 And Solomon said unto God, sand horsemen, which he placed Thou hast shewed great mercy in the chariot cities, and with unto David my father, and hast the king at Jerusalem. made me to reign in his stead. 15 And the king made silver

9 Now, O LORD God, let thy and gold at Jerusalem as plenpromise unto David my father teous as stones, and cedar-trees be established: for thou hast made he as the sycamore-trees made me king over a people that are in the vale for abunlike the dust of the earth in | dance. multitude.

16 And Solomon had horses 10 Give me now wisdom and brought out of Egypt, and linenknowledge, that I may go out yarn: the king's merchants reand come in before this people: ceived the linen-yarn at a price. for who can judge this thy peo 17 And they fetched up, and ple that is so great?

brought forth out of Egypt a 11 And God said to Solomon, chariot for six hundred sbekels Because this was in thine heart, of silver, and an horse for an and thou hast not asked riches, hundred and fifty : and so wealth, or honour, nor the life brought they out borses for all of thine enemies, neither yet the kings of the Hittites, and hast asked long life; but hast for the kings of Syria by their asked wisdom and knowledge means.

. for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom

CHAP. II. I have made thee king:

SOLOMON SENDETH TO 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches and wealth, and AND Solomon determined


with me.

to build an house for the name and in purple, and crimson, and of the LORD, and an house for blue, and that can skill to grave his kingdom.

with the cunning men that are 2 And Solomon told out three with me in Judah and in Jeru. score and ten thousand men salem, whom David my father to bear burdens, and four- did provide. score thousand to hew in the 8 Send me also cedar-trees, mountain, and three thousand fir-trees, and algum-trees, out and six hundred to oversee of Lebanon : for I know that them.

thy servants can skill to cut 3 And Solomon sent to Hu- timber in Lebanon ; and, be . ram the king of Tyre, saying, hold, my servants shall be with As thou didst deal with David thy servants, my father, and didst send him 9 Even to prepare me timber cedars to build him an house in abundance : for the house to dwell therein, even so deal which I am about to build sball

be wonderful great. 4 Behold, I build an house to 10 And, behold, I will give to the name of the Lord my God, thy servants, the hewers that to dedicate it to him, and to cut timber, twenty thousand burn before him sweet incense, measures of beaten wheat, and and for the continual shew. twenty thousand measures of bread, and for the burnt-offer- barley, and twenty thousand ings morning and evening, on baths of wine, and twenty thouthe sabbaths, and on the new sand baths of oil. moons, and on the solemn feasts 11 Then Huram the king of of the LORD our God. This Tyre

Tyre answered in writing, is an ordinance for ever to Is- which he sent to Solomon, Berael.

cause the LORD hath loved his 5 And the house which I people, he hath made thee king build is great ; for great is our

over them, God above all gods.

12 Huram said moreover, 6 But who is able to build him Blessed be the LORD God of an house, seeing the heaven and Israel, that made heaven and heaven of heavens cannot con- earth, who hath given to David tain him ? who am I then, that the king a wise son, endued I should build him an house, with prudence and understandsave only to burn sacrifice be- ing, that might build an house fore him?

for the LORD, and an house for 7 Send me now therefore a man his kingdom. cunning to work in gold, and in 13 And now I have sent a silver, and in brass, and in iron, I cunning man, endued with un


derstanding, of Huram my fa.

CHAP. III. ther's;

THE BUILDING OF THE 14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to THEN Solomon began to work in gold, and in silver, in build the house of the LORD at brass, in iron, in stone, and in Jerusalem in mount Moriah, timber, in purple, in blue, and where the LORD appeared unin fine linen, and in crimson ; to David his father, in the place also to grave any manner of that David had prepared in the graving, and to find out every threshing-floor of Ornan the Jedevice which shall be put to busite. him, with thy cunning men, and 2 And he began to build in with the cunning men of my the second day of the second lord David thy father.

month, in the fourth year of his 15 Now therefore, the wheat, reign. and the barley, the oil, and the 3. Now these are the things wine, which my lord hath spok- wherein Solomon was instructen of, let him send unto his ser ed for the building of the house vants :

of God: The length by cubits 16 And we will cut wood out after the first measure was threeof Lebanon, as much as thou score cubits, and the breadth shalt need : and we will bring twenty cubits. it to thee in floats by sea to Jop 4 And the porch that was in pa; and thou shalt carry it up the front of the house, the length to Jerusalem.

of it was according to the 17 And Solomon numbered breadth of the house, twenty all the strangers that were in the cubits, and the height was an land of Israel, after the num- hundred and twenty: and he bering wherewith David his overlaid it within with pure father had numbered them ; gold. and they were found an hun 5 And the greater house he dred and fifty thousand and cieled with fir-tree, which he three thousand and six hun overlaid with fine gold, and set dred.

thereon palm-trees and chains. 18 And he set threescore and 6 And he garnished the house ten thousand of them to be bear- with precious stones for beauers of burdens, and fourscore ty: and the gold was gold of thousand to be hewers in the | Parvaim. mountain, and three thousand 7 He overlaid also the house, and six hundred overseers to the beams, the posts, and the set the people awork.

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