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Altar of brass, molten fea, lavers, Sc. Chap. v. The ark of the covenant brought up. of, and twenty cubits the breadth there-{the flesh hooks, and all their instruments, of, and ten cubits the height thereof. did Huram his father make to king So

2 Alfo he made a molten sea of ten lomon for the house of the LORD of cubits from brim to brim, round in com- bright brass. pals, and five cubits the height thereof; 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king and a line of thirty cubits did compass it cast them, in the clay ground between round about.

Succoth and Zeredaihan. 3 And under it was the fimilitude of 18 Thus Solomon wadlo all these vera oxen, which did compass it round about: sels in great abundance: for the weight ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round of the brass could not be found out. about. Two rows of oxen were cast, 19 | And Solomon made all the verwhen it was cast.

sels that avere for the house of God, the 4. It stood upon twelve oxen, three golden altar alto, and the tables wherelooking toward the north, and three look- on the shew bread 200s sit; ing toward the west, and three looking 20 Moreover the candlesticks with their toward the south, and three looking to-lamps, that they should burn after the ward the eaft: and the tea was fet above manner before the oracle, of pure gold; upon them, and all their hinder parts 21 And the powers, and the lanıps, were inward.

and the tongs, made he of gold, and that 5 And the thickness of it was an perfect gold; handbreadth, and the brim of it like 22 And the snuffers, and the basons, the work of the brim of a cup, with and the spoons, and the centers, of pure flowers of lilies ; and it received and held gold: and the entry of the houie, the three thousand baths.

inner doors thereof for the most holy 6 f He made also ten lavers, and put place, and the doors of the house of the five on the right hand, and five on the temple, were of gold. left, to wash in them : such things as

CHAP. V. they offered for the burnt offering they 1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The bringing washed in them; but the sea was for the up of the ark of the covenant. Il God priests to wash in.

being praised given a sign of his fuvour, he TH

HUS all ihe work that Solomon according to their form, and let them made for the house of the Lord in the temple, five on the right hand, was finished : and Solomon brought in and five on the left.

all the things that Duid his father had 8 He made also ten tables, and placed dedicated ; and the silver, and the gold, them in the temple, five on the right side, and all the instruments, put he among and five on the left. And he made an the treasures of ihe house of God. hundred basons of gold.

2 | Then Solomon allembled the clo 9 Furthermore he made the court of ders of Israel, and all the heads of the thé priests, and the great court, and trites, the chief of the fathers of the chil. doors for the court, and overlaid the dren of Israel, unto Jerufalem, to bring doors of them with brass.

up the ark of the covenant of the Lord 10 And he set the sea on the right side out of the city of David, which is Zion. of the east end, over against the fouth. 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel are

11 And Huram made the pots, and the sembled themfelves into the king in the shovels, and the balons. And Huram feast which was in the seventlı month. finished the work that he was to make 4. And all the elders of Israel came: for king Solomon for the house of God; and the Levites took up the ark.

12 To wit, the two pillars, and the 5 And they brought up the ark, and pommels, and the chapiters which zvere the tabernacle of the congregation, and on the top of the two pillars, and the all the holy vessels that were in the tabertwo wreaths to cover the two pommels nacle, there did the priests and the Le. of the chapiters which were on the pil- vites bring up.

6 Also king Solomon, and all the con13 And four hundred pomegranates gregation of Israel that were assembled on the two wreaths; two rows of pome- unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep granates on each wreath, to cover the and oxen, which could not be told nor two pommels of the chapiters which numbered for multitude. were upon the pillars.

7 And the priests brought in the ark 14 He made also bases, and lavers of the covenant of the LORD unto his made he upon the bases;

place, to the oracle of the house, into the 15 One fea, and twelve oxen under it. most holy place, even under the wings of 16 The pots also, and the lovels, and the cherubims: 6


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God gives a sign of his favour. II. CHRONICLES. Solomon blesseth the people.

8 For the cherubims spread forth their 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my wings over the place of the ark, and the name might be there; and have chosen cherubims covered the ark and the staves David to be over my people Israel. thereof above.

7 Now it was in the heart of David my 9 And they drew out the staves of the father to build an house for the name of ark, that the ends of the staves were seen the LORD God of Ifrael. from the ark before the oracle; but they 8 But the Lord said to David my fawere not seen without. And there it is ther, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart unto this day.

to build an house for my name, thou 10 There avas nothing in the ark fave didst well in that it was in thine heart: the two tables which Moies put therein 9 Notwithstanding thou Malt not build at Horeb, when the Lord made a cove- the house ; but thy fon which shall come nunt with the children of Israel, when forth out of thy loins, he Mall build the they came out of Egypt.

house for my name. uf And it cameto pass, when the priests 10 The Lord therefore hath performed were come out of the holy place : (for all his word that he hath spoken: for I am the priests that were present were fanc- risen up in the room of David my father, tified, and did not then wait by course: and am set on the throne of Israel, as the

12 Also the Levites suhich were the Lord promised, and have built the house fingers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, for the name of the LORD God of Israel. of Jeduthun, with their sons and their 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherebrethren, being arrayed in white linen, in is the covenant of the LORD, that he having cymbals and pfalteries and harps, made with the children of Israel. stood at the east end of the altar, and 12 And he stood before the altar of with them an hundred and twenty priests the LORD in the presence of all the consounding with trumpets :)

gregation of Israel, and spread forth his 13 It came even to pass, as the trum-hands: peters and singers were as one, to make 13 For Solomon had made a brasen one found to be heard in praising and scaffold, of five cubits long, and five thanking the LORD; and when they cubits broad, and three cubits high, and lifted up their voice with the trumpets had set it in the midst of the court: and and cymbals and instruments of mulick, upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon and praised the LORD, Jaying, For he is his knees before all the congregation of good; for his mercy endureth for ever: Ifrael, and spread forth his hands tothat then the house was filled with a ward heaven, cloud, even the house of the LORD; 13 And said, O Lord God of Israel,

14 So that the priests could not stand there is no God like thee in the heaven, to minister by reason of the cloud : for por in the earth ; which keepest covenant, the glory of the LORD bad filled the and she west mercy unio thy servants, that house of God.

walk before thee with all their hearts: CH A P. VI.

15 Thou which hast kept with thy fer1 Solomon having blessed the people, blefet) vant David my father that which thou

God. 12 His prayer at the conferation of haft promised him; and (pakest with thy the temple:

month, and halt fulfilled it with thine THed that she would alwenk in the THEN said Solomon, The Lord hath hand, as it is this day.

16 Now therefore, O LORD God of thick darkness.

Ifrael, keep with thy servant David my 2 But I have built an house of babita- father that which thou haft promised tion for thee, and a place for thy dwell-bim, saying, There hall not fail thee ing for ever.

a man in my fight to sit upon the throne 3 And the king turned his face, and of Bracl; yet so that thy children take blessed the whole congregation of Israel : lieed to their way to walk in my law, as and all the congregation of Israel Itood. thou hast walked before me.

4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD 17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, God of Israel, who hath with his hands let thy word be verified, which thou hast fulfilled that which he spake with his spoken unto thy servant David. mouth to my father David, saying, 18 But will "God in very deed dwell

5 Since the day that I brought forth my with men on the earth? behold, heaven people out of the land of Fgypt I chose and the heaven of heavens cannot cone no city among all the tribes of Israel to ain thee; bow much less this house build an house in, that my name mighi which I have built ! be here; neither chofe l any man to be 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer a ruler over my people Ime! :

of thy fervant, and to his fupplication,


His prayer at the

Chap. vi.

dedication of the templo. O Lord my God, to hearken unto the 31 That they may fear 'thee, to walk cry and the prayer which thy servant in thy ways, so long as they live in the prayeth before thee :

Iland which thou gavelt unto our fathers. 20 That thine eyes may be open upon 32 Moreover concerning the stranger, this house day and night, upon the place which is not of thy people Ifracl, but is whereof thou hast said that thou would come from a far country for thy great est put thy name there ; to hearken unto name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and the prayer which thy servant prayeth to-thy stretched out arm ; if they come and ward this place.

pray in this house ; 21 Hearken therefore unto the suppli 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, cations of thy servant, and of thy people even from thy dwelling place, and do Israel, which they shall make toward this according to all that the stranger calletlı place : hear thou from thy dwelling to thee for ; that all people of the earth place, even from heaven; and when thou may know thy name, and fear thee, as heareft, forgive.

doth thy people Israel, and may know that 22 If a man sin against his neighbour, this house which I have built is called and an oath be laid upon him to make by thy name. him swear, and the oath come before 34 If thy people go out to war against thine altar in this house;

their enemies by the way that thou 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and Malt send them, and they pray unto thee do, and judge thy servants, by requiting toward this city which thou hast chosen, the wicked, by recompensing his way up- and the house which I have built for thý on his own head; and by justifying the name ; righteous, by giving him according to 3.5 Then hear thou from the heavens his righteousness.

their prayer and their supplication, and 24 And if thy people Israel be put to the maintain their cause. worse before the enemy, because they have 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is linned against thee; and shall return and no man which finneth not,) and thou confess thy name, and pray and make be angry with them, and deliver them fupplication before thee in this house ; over before their enemies, and they carry

25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and them away captives unto a land far off or forgive the fin of thy people Israel, and near;, bring them again unto the land which 37. Yet if they bethink themselves in thou gavest to them and to their fathers. the land wbither they are carried cap

26 When the heaven is shut up, and tive, and turn and pray unto thee in the there is no rain, because they have sinned land of their captivity, saying, We have against thee ; yet if they pray toward this finnest, we have done amiss, and have place, and confess thy name, and turn dealt wickedly: from their fin, when thou dost affict them; 38 If they return to thee with al} their

27 Then hear thou from heaven, and heart and with all their soul in the land forgive the fin of thy servants, and of thy of their captivity, whither they have carpeople Israel, when thou hast taught them ried them captives, and pray toward the good way, wherein they should walk; their land, which thou gavest into their and send rain upon thy land, which thou fathers, and toward the city which thou haft given unto thy people for an inhe- halt chofen, and toward the house which ritance.

I have built for thy name: 28 If there be dearth in the land, if 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or even from thy dwelling place, their prayer mildew, locusts, or caterpillers ; if their and their supplications, and maintain enemies befii ge them in the cities of their their cause, and forgive thy people which land; whatsoever fore or whatsoever have finned against thee. fickness there be :

40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, 29 Then what prayer or what suppli- thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be cation foever fhall be made of any man, attent unto the prayer that is made in or of all thy people Ifrael, when every this place. one shall know his own sore and his own 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, grief, and shall spread forth his hands in into thy resting place, thou, and the ark this house:

of thy Itrength: let thy priests, O LORD 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy God, be clothed with salvation, and let dwelling place, and forgive, and render thy faints rejoice in goodness. unto every man according unto all his 42 O LORD God, turn not away the ways, whose heart thou knowest ; (for face of thine anointed : remember the thou only knowest thc hưacts of ihe chil-mercies of David i!ly crrant. dren of men:)


Solomon's folemn facrifice: II. CHRONICLES.

God appeareth to himn : CHAP. VII.

mon by night, and said unto him, I have I God giving testimony to Solomor's prayer, I heard thy prayer, and have chosen this

the people worship him. 4 Solomon's fa- place to myself for an house of sacrifice. crifice.

13 If I shut up heaven that there be OW when Solomon had made anno rain, or if I command the locusts to

Nend our praying, the file came down devour the land, cominandena petilente

from heaven, and consumed the burnt among my people; offering and the sacrifices; and the glory 14 If my people, which are called by of the LORD filled the house.

my name, mall bumble themselves, and - 2 And the priests could not enter into pray, and seek my face, and turn from the house of the Lord, because the glory their wicked ways; then will I hear from of the Lord had filled the Lord's house. heaven, and will forgive their fin, and

3 And when all the children of Israel will heal their land. saw how the fire came down, and the 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and glory of the LORD upon the house, they mine ears attent unto the prayer that is bowed themselves with their faces to the made in this place. ground upon the pavement, and worship 16 For now have I chosen and sancti. ped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he fied this house, that my name may be is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. there for ever: and mine eyes and mine

4 9 Then the king and all the people heart thall be there perpetually. offered facrifices before the LORD.

17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk 5 And king Solomon offered a sacri- before me, as David thy father walked, fice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and do according to all that I have conand an hundred and twenty thousand manded thee, and shalt obferve my ftasheep: so the king and all the people de tutes and my judgments; dicated the house of God.

18 Then will I Itablish the throne of 6 And the priests waited on their of- thy kingdom, according as I have cove. fices: the Levites also with instruments nanted with David thy father, saying, of musick of the LORD, which David There shall not fail thee a man to be the king had made to praise the LORD, ruler in Israel. because his mercy endureth for ever, when 19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my David praised by their ministry; and the statutes and my commandments, which priests founded trumpets before them, I have set before you, and shall go and and all Israel stood.

serve other gods, and worship them ; 7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the 20 Then will I pluck them up by the middle of the court that was before the roots out of my land which I have given house of the LORD: for there he offered them; and this house, which I have fancburnt offerings, and the fat of the peace tified for my name, will I cast out of my offerings, because the brasen altar which fight, and will make it to be a proverb and Solomon had made was not able to re- a by word among all nations. ceive the burnt offerings, and the meat 21 And this house, which is high, shall offerings, and the fat.

be an astonishment to every one that part8 Allo at the same time Solomon kept eth by it; so that he mall say, Why hath the feast seven days, and all Israel with the LORD done thus unto this land, and him, a very great congregation, from the unto this house? entering in of Hamath unto the river of 22 And it shall be answered, Because Egypt.

they forsook the LORD God of their fa9 And in the eighth day they made a thers, which brought them forth out of solemn assembly : for they kept the dedi- the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other cation of the altar seven days, and the gods, and worshipped them, and served feast seven days.

them : therefore hath he brought all this 10 And on ihe three and twentieth day evil upon them. of the seventh month he sent the people

CHA P. VIII. away into their tents, glad and merry 1 Solomon's buildings. 7 The Gentiles made in heart for the goodness that the LORD tributaries. 12 Solomon's yearly facrifices. had fhewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Ifrael his people.

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twenty years, wherein Solomon had II Thus Solomon finished the house of built the house of the LORD, and his own the LORD, and the king's house: and all house, that came into Solomon's heart to make 2 That the cities which Huram had rein the house of the Lorv, and in his own stored to Solomon, Solomon built them, house, he prosperously effected.

and caused the children of Israel to dwell 12 And the LORD appeared to Solo- there.


the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the A of the fame or Solomon, the maine

Solomon's yearly sacrifices.

Chap. ix. The queen of Sheba's visit, 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zo- was finished. So the house of the LORD bah, and prevailed against it.

was perfected. 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilder 17 Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, nels, and all the store cities, which he and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land built in Hamath.

of Edom. 5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, 18 And Huram sent him by the hands and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, of his servants Thips, and servants that had with walls, gates, and bars;

knowledge of the sea; and they went 6 And Baalath, and all the store cities with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, that Solomon had, and all the chariot and took thence four hundred and fifty cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and talents of gold, and brought them to king all that Solomon desired to build in Je- Solomon. rusalem, and in Lebanon, and through

CHAP. IX. out all the land of his dominion. I Thequeen of Sheba admireth Solomon's quif7 As for all the people that were left dom, 13 Solomon's riches, 29 His death. ,

ND heard Jebusites, which were not of Israel, to prove Solomon with bard questions

8 But of their children, who were left at Jerusalem, with a very great compaafter them in the land, whom the chil- ny, and camels that bare spices, and gold dren of Israel consumed not, them did So- in abundance, and precious stones : and lomon make to pay tribute until this day. when he was come to Solomon, she com

9 But of the children of Israel did So- muned with him of all that was in her lomon' make no fervants for his work ; heart. but they were men of war, and chief of 2.And Solomon told her all her queshis captains, and captains of his chariots tions; and there was nothing hid from and horsemen.

Solomon which he told her not. to And there were the chief of king 3 And when the queen of Sheba had Solomon's officers, even two hundred and seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the fifty, that bare rule over the people. house that he had built,

11 And Solomon brought up the daugh 4 And the meat of his table, and the ter of Pharaoh out of the city of David fitting of his servants, and the attendance unto the house that he had built for her: of his ministers, and their apparel; and his for he said, My wife shall not dwell in cupbearers also, and their apparel; and the house of David king of Israel, because his ascent by which he went up into the the places are holy, whereunto the ark of house of the LORD; there was no more the Lord hath come.

spirit in her. 12 | Then Solomon offered burnt of- - 5 And she said to the king, It was a ferings unto the Lord on the altar of true report which I heard in mine own the Lord, which he had built before the land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom : porch,

6 Howbeit I believed not their words, 13 Éven after a certain rate every day, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: offering according to the commandment and, behold, the one half of the greatof Moses, on the fabbaths, and on the ness of thy wisdom was not told me: for new moons, and on the folemn featts, thou exceedest the fame that I heard. three times in the year, even in the feast 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are of unleavened bread, and in the feast of these thy servants, which stand continu. weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. ally before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

14 And he appointed, according to the 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which order of David his father, the courses of delighted in thee to let thee on his throne, the priests to their service, and the Le-to be king for the LORD thy God: because vites to their charges, to praise and mi- thy God loved Israel, to establish them nister before the priests, as the duty of for ever, therefore made he thee king every day required : the porters also by over them, to do judgment and justice. their courses at every gate: for so had 9. And the gave the king an hundred David the man of God commanded. and twenty talents of gold, and of spices

15 And they departed not from the great abundance, and precious stones : commandment of the king unto the priests neither was there any such 1pice as the and Levites concerning any matter, or queen of Sheba gave king Solomon. concerning the treasures.

10 And the servants also of Huram, and 16 Now all the work of Solomon was the servants of Solomon, which brought prepared unto the day of the foundation gold from Ophir, brought algum trees of the house of the LORD, and until it and precious stones.

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