5 And hiny Solo:non, and all the congre- gregation of Israel, and spread forth his gation of Israel, that were assembled unto hands toward hearen: Tiin, were with him before the ark, sacrifi. 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there cing sheep and oxen, that could not be tol) is no God like thee, in heaven above, or 0:1 nor numbered for multitude.

carth beneath, who keepest covenant and 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the mercy, with iny servants that walk before covenant of the Lord urlo his place, into the u:ee with all their heart; oracle of the house, unto the most holy place, 24 Who last kept with thy servant David even under the wings of the cherubims. my father that thou promiscusi bim: thou

7 For the cherubims spread forth their two spakest also with thy mouth, and last fulwings over the place of the ark, and the che- filled it with thinc hand, as it is this day. rubims covered the ark and the slaves there 25 Therefore now, LURD God of Israel of abole.

keep with thy servant David my father that And tey drew out the staves,that the ends thou promisedst hiin, saying, There shal} 1101 of the staves were seen out in the holy pluce faii thee a man in my sight to sit on thic before the oracle, and they were not seeu tirone of Israel; so that thy children lake without; and there they are unto this day, hecd 19 their way, inai they walk before me

9 There was nothing in the ark save the iwo as thou last walked before me. lables oi' sione, which Moses put there at Hu 26 And now, O God of Israel, !et thy word, reb, when the Lord made a corenant with I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest the children of Israel, when they came out unto thy servant David my father. of the land of Egypt.

27 But will God indeed dwell on the 10 1 And it came to pass, when the priests earth? Behold, the heaven, and beaven of were come out of the holy place, that the heavens, cannot contain thee; how much cloud filled the house of the Lorú, less this house that I have luded:

11 So that the priests could not stand to 28 Yet have thou respect into the prayer minister becuse of the cloud: for the glory of thy servant, and 9 his supplication, o of the Loro had filled the house of the Lorn. Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and

12 . Then spake Solomon, The Lord said to the prayer which thy servant prayeih be that he would dwell in thick darkness. fore thee io-day.

13 I have surely built thee au house to 29 That thine eyes may be open toward dwell in, a seilicu place for thee to abide in this house night and day, em toward the for ever.

place of which thou hast said, My name shall 14 And the king turned his face about, and be there; that thou mayest bearken unto the hlessed all tire congregation of Israel : (and prayer which thy servant shall inake 10:xard ali the congregation of Israel stood :)

iliis place. 15 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God 30 And hearken thou to the supplication of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto of iny servant, and of thy people israel, David my father, and bath with his hand when they shall pray toward this place: and fulfilled ii, saying,

hear thou in heaven iby dwelling-place; and 16 Since the day that I brouglıl forth my when thou hearest, forgive. people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no cily, 31 1 lfany inan trespass agailis: his neighout of all the trives of Israel to build an bour, and an oath be laid upon bim 10 calise house, that my name might be therein; but him to swear, and the oath come before thine I chose David to be over my people Isracl. altar in this house :

17 And it was in the heari of David my 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, ana father to build an house for the name of the judge iny servants, condemning the wickLord God of Israel.

erl, to bring his way upon bis head; and jus. 18 And the Lord said unto David my fa- trying the righteous, to give him according ther, Whereas it was in thine heart to build to liis righteousness. an house unto my name, thou didst well that 33 | When thy people Israel be smit!cn it was in thine leart:

down before the enemy, because they have 19 Nevertheless thou shall not build the sinned against thee, and shall turn again to house ; but thy sou, that shall come forth out thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and of thy loins, he sl:all build the house uuto my maxe supplication unto thee in this house .

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive 20 And the Lord bath performed his word the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them that he spake; and I am risen up in the again unto ihe land which thou gavest unro room of David my father, and sił on the their fathers. throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and 35 ? When heaven is shut up, and there is bave built an house for the name of the no rain, because they have sinned against LORD God of Isrrei.

thee; if they pray toward this place, and 1 And I have set there a place for the ark, contess thy vame, and turn from their sin, wherein is the covenant of the LORI), which when thou aftlictest them : be made with our fathers, when he brought 36 Then hear thon in heaven and forgire tbein out of the land of Egypt.

the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Is 22 | And Solomon stood before the altar rael, that thou teach them the good way of the LORD, in the presence of all the con-' wherein they should walk, and give rain on


enths land wliics thou last given to thy peo-carried them captive, that they may have ple for an inheritance.

compassion on thein : 579 If there be in the land famine, is there 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheriho pe-uilence, blasting, mildew, locust. or ifiance, which thou hroughest forth on o there be caterpillar , if their enemy besiege Egypt, from the midst of the surnace of iron. Hirm in the land of their cities, whatsoever 52 That thine eyes may be open unto the plagro, whatsoever sickness, there be ; supplication of thy servant, and unto the sup33 What prayer and supplication soever plication of thy people Israel

, to bearken un be made by any man, or by all thy people in them in all that they call for unto thee. hrael, which shall know every man ihe 5.3 Fortbou didst separate them from among plagne of liis own heart and spread forth bis all the people of the eartli, to be thine inheriLalaloward this louse :

lance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses S9 Then hear ihou in heaven thy dwelling- ty servant, wlien thou broughtest our lapiace, and forgive, and do, and give to everythers out of Egype, O Lord Gon. man according to his wars, whose lipart thou 511 And it was so, that when Solomon bad hooweet (for thcu, eren thou only, knowest male an end of praying all this praver and the hearts of all the children of men :) supplication unto the Lord, he arose from

4) That they may fear thee all the days before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling Jiar they live in the land which thou gavest on bis knees wilinliis hands spread uptoheaven. anto our fathers.

55 And be stood, and blessed all the con41 ! Moreover.concerning a stranger, that gregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of 56 Blesd be the Lord, that hath given rest a far country for this name's sake; unto his people Israel, according w all that he

4? (i or they shall hear of thy great name promised: there hath not failed one word of and of thy strong hand, and of iliy stretched all his good promise, which he pronised by but arı :) when he sliall come and pray 10- the land of Moses lois servant: ward this house :

57 The LORD our God be with us, as he 4.,!lear thou in heaven tlıy dwelling place, was with our fathers : let liiin nou leave us, apıl do according to all that the stranger call- nor forsake us ; ut in thee for ; that all people of the earth 58 That he may inclive our hearts unto him, inay know thy nanie, lo fear thee, as do thy to walk in all l.is ways, and to keep biis como peor de Israel ; and that they may know that mandments, and his statutes, and his judg. ibis livuse, which I have builded, is called ments, which be comorianded our fathers. ry thy yame

59 And let these my words, wherewith I 41 If thy prople go out to battle against have inade supplication before the LORD, be Heir enemy, wlithersvever thou shall send nigh unto the Lord our God day and niglie, Wiem, and shall pray unto the LORD toward that lie maintain the cause of his servane, and the city which thou hast chosen, and loward the cause of his people Israel at all times, as He louse that I have built for thy name: the matter shall require :

45 Then bear thou in heaven iheir prayer (0 That all the people of the earth may ind their supplication, and maintain their know that the Lord is God, and that thei.

is none else. 46 If they sin against thee. (for there is no 61 Let your heart therefore he perfect with man that sinneth 10t,) and thou be angry the LORD our God, in waik in his statutes, and with them, and deliver them to the enemy, to keep his commandments, as at this day: so that they carry them away captives unto 62 And the king, and all Israel with linn, the land of the enemy, l'ar or near;

offered sacrifice before the LORI). 47. Yet if they shali bethink themselves in 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peacethe land whither they were carried captives, offerings, which he o:Tered unto the LORI), and repent, and make supplication unto thee iwo and iwerly thousand oxen, and an hunvan the land of them that carried them cap-dred and twenis thonsard sheep : si tine king tives, saying. We have sinned, and have and all the children of Israel dedicated the

one perversely, we have comunited wick. House of the Lorn. pdness;

64 The same day did the king hallow the 13 And so return unto thee with all their middle of the court that wus before the house heart and with all their soul, in the land of of the Lord: for there be offered burn-o!lerWeir enemies which led then away captive, ings, and meal-offerings, and the lat of the and pray untoilee toward their land which peace offerings; because the brasen altar that thou gavest unto their fatliers, the city which was before the LOW uus too little to receive thou liast closen, and the house which I have the huu nl-offerings, and meal-otter iuges, and built for thy name :

the fal of the peace offerings. 49 Then hear thiou their prayer and their 65 9 And aithal liine Solomon held a feast, supplication in hieaven lliy'dwelling-place,jave all Israel with ivim, a great congregation, and maintain their cause,

from the ep'ering in of Hamath unto the river 30 And forgive thy people liat bave siuned of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven against thee, and all their iransgressions days and sever: days. ever: fourteen days. wherein they bave trasgressed against thre. 16 On the eighth day be sent the people and give tem compassion before them winas ay : and they blessed the king, and were


onto licir tones jovful and glad of lear?, or| 16 For Plarao! kii.g or Egypt had gole a. the goodness that the Lord had done for up and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, David lis servant, and for Israel liis people and slain the Canaanites that well in the CHAP. IX.

city and given it for a present unto liis daughAND bit came to pass when Solomon had ler; Solomon's wite.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth Lore, and the king's house, and all Solo- horun the nether, inon's dosire which lie was pleased to do, 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wil.

2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the derness, in the land, second time, as hie d appeared unto him at 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon Gibeon.

bad, and cities for bis chariots, and cities for 3 And the Lord said unto him, I lave heard his horsemen, and that which Solomon desi. liv prayer and thy supplication that thou hast red to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, made before me: I have hallowed iliis house and in all the land of his dominion. wiricli thou hast built, to put iny naine there 20 1 And all the people that were lest of the for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall Amorites, Hitrites, Perizzites, Hivites, and be the perpetually.

Jebusites, which were not of the children of 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as Da-Israel, vid iy father walked, in integrity of beari. 21 Their children that were left after them and in uprightness, to do according to all in the land, wlion the children of Israel also that I have commanded thee, and wili keep were not able utterly to destroy, upon trop my statutes and my judgments;

did Solomon levy a tribute of bocu service *5 Then I will establish the throne of thy unto this day. kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I proinised 99 Burofine children of Israel vid Solo. 10 Davia thiy father, saving, There shall not mon make no bond-men: but they were men fail tliee a man upon tlie throne of Israel. of war, and his servants, and his priuces, and

6 Bu if ye shall at all turn froin foliowing his captains, and rulers of his cliariots, and me, you or your children, and will not keep lvis borsemen. my commandments, and my statutes, which 23 These were the chief of the officers that I have set before you, but go and serve other were over Solomon's work, five hundred and gols, and worship them ;

finy, which bare ride over the decple that 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land wrought in the work. wliich I have given them; and this house, 21 * But Pharaoh's dauglier came up 611 which I have hallowed for my name, will I of the city of David unto her house whichi Solo casi out of my siglit; and Israel shall be a pro- mon had built for her: then.lid be build Millo verb and a by-word among all people: 25 | And three times in a year did Solo.

8 And at illis house, which is high, every mon offer burnt-offerings and peace-vferings ove that passeth by it shall be astonished, and upon the altar which he built into the LORD. shall hiss'; and they shall say, Why hath the and be burnt incense upon the altar tat toas Lorn done thus unto this land, and to this before the LORD : so he finished the house house?

26 9 And king Solomon made a navy of 9 And they shall answer, Because they for ships in Ezion-geher, which is beside Eloui, sook the Lout their God, who brought forth on the shore of the Red sea, in the loud of their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and lia e Edom. laken hold upon other gods, and have wor- 27 And Hiram sent in the navy lis ser sluipped them, and served them; therefore liath vanls, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, the Lord brought upon them all this evil. with che servants of Solomon.

10 :1 And it came to pass althe end of twenty 23. And they came to Upluir, and fetched years, when Solomon liad built the two houses, from thence gokil, four hundred and !lenty ile house of the LORD, and the king's house, talents, and brouglit it to king Solomon. 11 (. Voro Hiram the king of Tyre bad lur

CHAP. X. uished Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-trees: ND wlien the queen of Sheha lieard that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty the LORD, slie came to prove him with hard cities in the land of Galilee.

questions. 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see 2 An she came to Jerusalem with a very the cities wl.ici Solomun diad given him; and great train, with camels that bare spices, and licy plerused liin not.

very much gold, and precious siones: and 13 And he said, What cities are these wliclo when she was come to Solomon, she com. thou hast given me, my brother? And he muned with himn of all that was in her bicarı. called then the kind of Cabul unto this day. 3 Anal Suloinen told her ail her questions,

11 And Hirain sent to the king sixscore there was not any thing lid from the king, talents of gold,

which lie told her not. 15 9 And diis is the reason of the lery 4 ! And when the queen of Sheba had seer whiclı king Solomon raised; for io build the all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that it house of llie Lorn, and his own house, and had built, Mills, and ila wall of Jerusalem, and Ha 5 And the meat of his talle, and the sillisg

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Estere, and their apparel, andlus cup-bearers, years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing ai liis ascen! by which lie went up unto the gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and pea bise of the LORD ; there was 110 more spirit cocks. in ljer,

23 So king Solomon exreeded all the kings And slie said to the king, It was a true lof lie earth for richies and for wisdom, geport that I heard in mine own laud of this 211 And all the earth souglit 10 Solomon, uts, itpd oflly wisdom.

to hear his wisdom, which God had put in luis 7 Hewbrit I believed not the words, until beart. Icame, and inine eyes had seen it: and, be 25 And they brought overy man his present,

ll, the ball was not tokl me: thy wisdon vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garand prosperity exceedeth the fame which I ments, and armour, and spices, horses, and

inules, a rale year by year. 3 Happy are thy men, harpy are these thiy 26 5 And Solomon gathered togellier chaservants, wliel stand continually before thee, riots and horsemen: and he had a thivusand and that bear this wisdom.

and four bundred chariols, and twelve thouy Blessed be the LORD thy God, which de sand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the bibited in thee, lo set thee on the throne of cities for chariots, aud with the king at Jeru. Israel. because the Lurd loved Israe; for salem. ever, therefore made lie thee king, to do 27 And the king made silver to be in Jeru. julginent and justice.

salem as stones, and cedars made lie to be as 10 And she gave the king an hundred and the sycamore-trees that are in the vale, for 'Wenty talents of yold, and of spices very great abundance. store, anul precious stones: there caine 110 28 and Solomon had horses brought out of more such a romance of spices as these which Egypt, and linen yarn : the king's merchants the queen of Shela gave to king Solomon, received the linen yarn at a price.

Il And thenavy also oflliram.that brought 29 And a chariot came up and went out of gold from Opluir, Lrouglie in from 0;bir great Fgype for six hundred shekels of suver, and an plenty of almug trees, and precious stones. borse for an hundred and fitty: and so for all

12 And the king madle of the almug-lrees the kings of the Hittiles, and for the kings of pillars tor the house of the Lord.and for the Syria, Jid they bring them out by their means. king's house, barj's also and psalteries for

CHAP. XI. singers: there came no sucli alıur-trees, non were seen unto this day.

men, (iogether with the daughter of Pra. 13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen rack,) women of the Moabites, Anuronics, of Sheba all her desire, wliatsoever she aike:1, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hilites; besides that which Solomon gave ber of his 2 Orthe nations concerning which the LORD vval bounty: so she turned, and went is hier said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not un country, slie and her servants.

go in to them, neither shall they come in ug. 14 Now tlie weight of guld that came rollo you: for surely they will turn away your Solomon in one year was six hundred liveeheart after their gods. Solcinon clave unto score and six talents of gold.

these ju love. 1.5 Besides that he luud of the merchantmen. 3 And lie bad seven liundred wives, prin. and of the traffick of the spice-merchants, cesses, and three hundred concubines: and and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the go- bis wives turned away luis heart. vernors of the country.

4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was 16 11 And king Soloino, made two hundred old, that liis wives turned away l.is heart after täivets of beaten gold: six hurred sheicels of other gods: and his heart was not perfect with gold went to one target.

the Lord his God, as wus tiie heart of David 17 And he made turec hundred shields of his father. healen gold ; three pound of gold went loone 5 For Solomon went aller Ashtore!h the shield: and the king put thein in the house of godeless of the Zidonians, and alter Milcom the forest of Lebanon.

the abomination of the Ammonites. 13 S Moreover, the king made a greatshirone 6 And Solomon did evil is the sight of the ol ivory, and overlaid it with the best goid. Lorn, and went not fully after ihe Lord, as

I The throne had six steps, and the top of die David his father. the throne roas round behind : and there uere 7 Thendid Solomun build ai. liiglıplace for says wil either side on the place of the seat, Clemosh the abomination of Moab, in the allo iions stool beside the stays. hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech

20 Antwelve lious stood there on the one the abomination of the children of Animon. side and on the olher upon the six steps: there

8 And likewise did lie for all his strange was not the like made in any kmgelom. wives, which burnt incense, and sacrificed

21 [ And all kirg Solomon's drinking ves- uulo their gods. sels were of gold, and all the vessels of the 9 Si And the LORD was angry with Solomouse of the forest of Lebanon were of pure mon, because his licart was turned irom the gold; noue were of silver: it was noiling ac- Lord Gori of Israel, which had appeared un. counced or in the days of Solomon.

to him iwice, 22 For the king bad at sea a navy of Thar 10 And liad commanded bim concerning s sis will the nary of Hiram; once iu three this thing, that he should not go alter other

gols. but he kept not that which tlse Lorvi, 27 And this rras the cause that he listed up cornuancied.

his land against the king : Soioinon built 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thoulor David his father. hasi not kept ny covenant, and my statutes, 23 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty which I have commanded thee, I will surely man of valour: and Solomon seeing the rend the king Jom from thee, and will give young man that he was industrious, he made it to thy servant.

him ruler over all the charge of the house o. 12 Kotwithstanding in ily days I will not Joseph. do it for David thy father's sake: but I will 29 And it came to pass at that time, when Je rend is out of the band of thy son.

roboam went out of Jerusalem, that the

pro. 13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the phet Alijah the Shilonite found him in the kingdoin; but will give one tribe lo t'iy son way; and he had clad himself with a new gar for David my servait's sake, and for Jerusa- meilt: and they two were alone in the field. lem s sake, wbich I have chosen.

30 And Ahijah cauglit the new garment 11 11 And the Lord stirred up an adversary that was on liim, and rent it in twelve pieces. unto Solomon, Hadad ile Edomnite : lie wus 31 And he said to Jeroboam. Take theeten of the king's seed in Exlom.

pieces; for thus saith the LORD, the Geri of 15 For it came to pass, when David was in Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingilom out Edom, ana Joab the captain of the host was of the band of Solomon, and will give ten gone up to bury the slain, aller lie had smic-tribes to thee: len every male in Edom,

3.2 (But he shall lave rne tribe for my ser 16 (F or six months did Joab remain there vaut David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sako, with all Israel, until lie had cut of every the city which I have chosen out of all the male in Edom.)

tribes of Israel:) 17 That Hadad ted, lie, and certain Edom 33 Because that they have sorsaken me, iles of his father's servants with lim, to go in- and have worshipped Åslitorella the goaldess to Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child. of the Zidonians, Chemo-h the god of the

13 And they arose out of Midian, and came Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children to Paran: and they took men with thein out of ammon, and have not walked in my ways, of Paran, and they canie to Egypt, unto Pha- to do that which is rigiit in mine eyes, and raoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did and appointed him victuais, and gave him David luis father. land,

34 Howbeit I will not take the whole king 19 And Halad found great favour in the dom out of bis band: but I will make hin sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife prince all the days of his life for David my thio sister of his own wise, the sister of Tah servani's sake, whom I chose, because he penes the

kept my cominandments and my statutes, 2 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Ge. 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his nubath bis son, whom Tahpenes weaned in son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even Pharaoh's house : and Genubath was in Pha- ten tribes. raoli's household among the sons of Pliaraoh. 36 And unto his son will I give one tribe,

21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that that David iny servant may have a light al. David slept with his fathers, and that Joab way before me in Jerusalein, the city which the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said I have chosen me to put my name there. lo Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt niine own country.

reign according to all that thy soul desireth, 2. Then Pharaoh said unto bim, B:t what and shall be king over Israel. hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou 38 And it shall be, if thou will learken seekest to go to thine own country? And he unto all that I command thee, and wilt answered, Nothing: how beit lei me go in walk in my ways, and do that is riglie in any wise.

my siglit, to keep my statutes and my com. 23 % And God stirred him up another ad- mandments, as David my servant did, that versary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, whichfied I will be willi thee, and build thice a sure from liis lord Hadadezer king of Zobah. house, as I built for David, and will give Is.

24 And he gathered men unto him, and be- rael unto thee: came captain over a hand, when David slew 39 And I will for this afflict the seed of thein of Zobuh : and they went to Damascus. David, but not for ever. and duelt thcrein, and reigned in Damascus. 10 Solomon souglu llierefore to kill Jero.

25. And lie was an adversary in Israel a! boam : and Jeroboam arose and tied into tie days of Solunun, besides t!e mischief Egypt, unto Slishak king of Egype, and was that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and in Egypt until Vie death of Solomon. reigned over Syria.

411 And the rest of the acts of Solomon,and 26 ! And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an' all that he did, and his wisdom, ure they nos Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, wrinen in the book of the acts of Solomon : (whose inother's name was Zeruah, a widow 4. And the line that Solomon reigned in woman,) even lie lified up his band against Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years


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