2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cu-lamps, that they should burn after the man bits from brim to lirin, round in compass, and ner before the oracle, of pure gold; hve cubits the height thereof; and a line of 21. And the flowers, and the lamps, and the thirty cubits did compass it round about. tongs, macie he of gold, and that perfect gold;

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, 2012 And the snutters, and the basons, and wliich did compass it round aboui; ten in a the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two and ile entry of the house, tie inner doors rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast. liereof for tlie most holy place, and the doors

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking of the house of the temple, were of gold. toward the north, and three looking toward

CHAP. V. the west, and three looking toward the southe Tibe Tause of the Lord) was finished: and

all that and three looking toward the east: and the sea rus set above upon them, and all their Solomon brought in ull the things that David hiuder parts were in ward.

bis father bad dedicated; and the silver, and 5 And the thickness of it was an hand-the gold, and all the instruments, put lie breadth, and the brim of it like the work of among the treasures of the house of God. the brim of a c'p, with flowers of lilies; and 21 Then Solomon assembled the elders of it received and held three thousand baths. Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the

6 ? He made also ten lavers, and put five chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, on the right hand, and five on the left, to unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the wash in them : such things as they oliered for covenant of the Lord out of the city of Dathe burnt-offering they washed in them; but vid, which is Zion. tie sea was for the priests to wash in. 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled

7 And he made ten candiesticks of gold themselves unto the king in the feast which according to their form, and set them in the wus in the seventh month. temple, tive on the rigbi liand, and five on 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the left.

the Levites took up the ark. 8 He made also ten tables, and placed 5 And they brought up the ark, and thietathem in the temple, five on the right side, and lernacle of the congregation, and all the holy five on the left; and he made an hundred vessels that were in the tabernacle; these did basons of gold.

the priests and the Levites bring up 91 Furthermore, he made the court of the 6' Also king Solomon, and all the congrepriests, and the great covrt, and doors for the gation of Israel that were assembled unto courl, and overlaid the doors of them with him before the ark, sacrificed sheepand oxen, brass.

which could not be told nor numbered for 10 And he set the sea on the right side of multitude. the east end, over against the south.

7 And the priests brought in the ark of the 11 1 And Huram made the pots, and the covenant of the LORD unto liis place, to the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finish-oracle of the house, into the most holy place, ed the wcrk that he was to make for king even under the wings of the cherubiins: Solomon for the house of God;

8 For the cherubiins spread forth their 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pom- wings over the place of the ark, and the che mels, and the chapiters which were on the rubims covered the ark and the slaves top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths thereof above. to cover the two pommels of the cliapiters 9 And they drew out the staves of the urk, which were on the top of the pillars ; ilat the ends of the staves were seen from

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the the ark before the oracle ; but they were not two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on seen without. And there it is unto this day. each wreath, to cover the 'iwa pommels of 10 There was nothing in the ark save the che chapiters which were upon thie piliars. iwo tables whichi Moses put therein at Horeb,

14 He made also bases, and lavers made wiien die Loru made a covenant with tlie be upon tlie bases;

children of Israel, when they came out of 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it: Egypt.

16 The pois also, and the sovels, and the Il'li And it came to pass, when the priests Aesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did were come out of the holy place; (for all the Huram his father make toking Solomon, for priests that were present were sanctified, and the house of the Lord, of bright brass. Hilid not then wai: by course:

17 In the plain of Jordan did lle king cast 12 Also the Leviies which were the singers, them, in the clay-ground between Succoth all othem of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduihun, and Zeredatliah,

with their sons and their brethren, being ar. 18 Thus Solomou made all these vessels in rayed in wliite linen, having cymbals, and great abundance: for the weight of the brass psalteries, and harps, stood at ine east end could not be found out.

of the altar, and withi them an hundred and 19 9 And Solomon made all the vessels that twenty priests sounding with trumpets ) were for the house of God, the golden altar 13 li came even to pass, as the trumpeters aso, and the tables whereon the shew-bread and singers were as one, to make one sound Kas set;

to be lieard in praising, and thanking the 20 Moreover the candlesticks with their Lord, and when they listed up their voice

with live trumpets, and cymbals, and instru-l. 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, ments of musick, and praised the Lord, say- keep with thy servant David my father that ing, For he is good; for his mercy enulureih which thou hast promised him, saying, There for ever: that then the house was filled with shall not fail thee a man in my sight to si a cloud, even the liouse of the Lord; upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy

14 So that the priests could not stand to children take heed to their way to walk in minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory my law, as thou hast walked before me. of ille Lord had filled the house of God. 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let CHAP. VI.

thy word be verified, which thou hast spokea THEN said Solomon, The LORD hatlı said unto thy servant David.

lie in the thick . 18 (But will God in very deed dwell with 2 But I have built an house of habitation men on the earth? Behold, heaven, and the for thee, and a place for thy dwelling forever. heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee; how

3 And the king turned liis face, and bless. much less this house which I have built!) ed the whole congregation of Israel : (and all

19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of the congregation of Israel stood :)

thy servant, and to his supplication, o LORD 4. And he said, Biessed be the Lord God my God, to hearken unto the cry and the of Israel, who bath with his hands fulfilled prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: that which lie spake with his moulli to my

20 That thine eyes may be open upon this father David, saying,

house day and night, upon the place whereof 5 Since the day that I brought forth my thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy nanse people out of the land of Egypi, I chose no there ; to hearken anto the prayer which thy city among all the tribes of Israel to build servant prayeth toward this place. an house in, that my name miglit be there;

21 Hearken therefore unto the supplica neither close I any man to be a ruler over tions of thy servant, and of thy people Israe. my people Israel :

which they shall make toward this place: hea, 6 Bui I have chosen Jerusalem, that my thou from thy dwelling-place, even from hea name might be there, and have chosen Da-ven: and when thou hearest, forgive. vid to be over my people Israel.

22 If a man sin against his neighbour, 7 Now, it was in the heart of David my, and an oath be laid upon him to make hin foulber to build an house for the name of the swear, and the oath come before thine alta Lorp God of Israel:

in this house : 3 But the Lord said to David my father,

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do. Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build and judge thy servants, by requiring the wick an house for my naine, thou didst well in that ed, by recompensing his way upon his owo it was in thine heart:

head; and by justifying the righteous, by giv 9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the ing him according to his righteousness. house ; but thy son, which shall come forth

24 [ And if thy people Israel be put to the 0111 of ihy loins, he shall build the house for worse before the enemy, because they have

sinned against thee, and shall return and con10 The Lord therefore hath performed his less thy name, and pray and make supplicaword that he hath spoken; for I am risen up

: in the room of David my father, and am sel

25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring and have built the house for the name of the them again unto the land which thou gavest LORD God of Israel :

to them and to their fathers. 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is

26 [ When the heaven is shut up, and there the covenant of the LORD, that he made with is no rain, because they have sinned against The children of Israel.

thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and 12 | And be stood before the altar of the confess thy name, and turn from their sin. LR1, in the presence of all the congregation when thou dost afflict them : of Israel, and spread forth his hands,

27 Then hear thou from heaven, and for 13 (For Salomon had made a brasen scal- give the sin of thy servants, and of thy people foldl

. of five cubits long, and fivecabits broad, Israel, when thou hast taught them the good and three cubits higli, and had set it in the way wherein they should walk; and send rain midst of the court ; and upon it he stood, and upon thy land, which thou hast given unto kireeled down upon his knees before all the thy people for an inheritance. congregation of Israel, and spread forth his be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew

28 ? If there be dearth in the land, if there hands toward leaven,) 14 And said, O Lord God of Israel, there locusts

, or caterpillars ; if their enemics be is no God like thee in ene heaven, nor in the siege them in the cities of their land; what. tarih; whic! keepest covenant, and sheroest

soever sorc, or whatsoever sickness there be mercy unto thy servants that walk before thee tion soever shall be made of any man, or of

29 Then what prayer, or what supplica. with all their liparts: 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant know his own sore, and his own grief, and

all thy people Israel, when every one shall David my father that which thou hast promis, shall spread forth his hands in this house : ed him; and spakest with thy mouth, and tast fulfilled it with oni ne hand, as it is this day.

30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwell

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Ing-place, and forgive, and render unto every , house of the Lord, because the glory of the man according unto all his ways, whose Lord bad filled the Lord's house. beart thou know'est; (for thou only knowest 3 And when a!l the children of Israel saw the bearts of the children of men ;)

now the fire came down, and the glory of the 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thv Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves ways, so long as they live in the land which with their faces to the ground upon tiie paveshou gavest into our fathers.

meni, and worshipped. and praised the LORD, 32 * Moreover, concerning the stranger, suying. For he is good; for his mercy endureth which is not oftly people Israel, but is come forever. from a far country for thy great name's sake, 4 Then the king and all the people offerand this miglity land, and thy stretched-out ed sacrifices before the Lord. arm; if they come and pray in this house: 5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of

33 Then hear thou from ibe heavens, even twenty and iwo thousand oxen, and an hunfrom thy dwelling-place, and do according to dred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that and all the people dedicated the house of God all people of the earth may know thy name, 6_And the priests waited on their offices; and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel; and the Levites also with instruments of musick of may know that this house, which I have built, the LORI), which David the king had made to is called by thy name.

praise the Lord, because liis mercy endureth 34 arthy people go out to war against for ever, when David praised by their ministheir enemies by the way that thou shall send try; and the priests sounded trumpels before them, and they pray unto thee toward this them, and all'Israel stcod. city which thou liast chosen, and the house 7 Morcover. Solomon liallowed the middle which I have built for tlıy name:

of the court that was before the house of the 35 Then hear thiou from the heavens their Lord : for there be offered burnt-offerings, rayer and their supplication, and maintain and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the iheir cause.

brasen altar which Solomon had made was 36 1 If they sin against thee, (for there is not able to receive the burnt-offerings, and no man whiclisinnetli not,) and thou be angry the meat-offerings, and the fat. with them, and deliver them over before their 8 1 Also at the same time Solomon kept the enemies, and they carry them away captives feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a unto a land far off or near:

very great congregation, from the entering 37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. land whither they are carried captive, and 9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn lurn and pray unto thee in the land of their assembly; for they kepe the dedication of the raptivity, saying, We have sinned, we have altar seven days, and the least seven days. done amiss, and have dealt wickedly; 10 And on ile three and twentieth day of

38 If they return to thee with all their the seventh inonth he sent the people away heart, and with all their soul, in the land op into their lents, glad and merry in bpart for their captivity, whither they have carried the goodness that the LORD had shewed unthem captives, and pray toward their land, to David, and 10 Solomon, and to Israel bis which thou gavest into their fathers, and people. touard the city which thou last chosen, and 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the toward the house which I have built for thy LORD, and the king's house : and all that name:

came into Solomou's heart to make in the 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, eren house of the Lord, and in his own house, he from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and prosperously effected. "heir supplications, and maintain their cause, 11 9 And the Lord appeared to Solomon and forgive thy people which have sinned by night, and said unto him, i have lieard against thiee.

thy prayer, ard have chusen this place 10 °40 1 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, myself for an house of sacrifice. thine eyes

be open, and let thine ears be attent 13 If I shut up heaven that there be no unto the prayer thul is muc in this place, rain, or if I cominand the locusts to devi ur

41 Now therefore arise, O Lord God, into the land, or if I send pestilence among my thy resting-place, thou, a:d the ark of thy people ; strength: let thy priests, O Lord God, be 14 If my people, which are called ny my clothed with salvation, and let thy saints name, sball humble themselves,and pray,and rejoice in goodness.

seek my face, and turn from their wicked 42 O LORD God, turn not away the face ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will of thine anointed: remember the mercies of forgive their sin, and will heal their land. David thy servant.

16 Now mine eyes shall be open, asia CHAP. VI.

mine ears atleat unto the prayer that is made Tow, when Solomon had made an end of in this place.

praying, the fire came down from hea 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified ven, and consumed the burnt-offering and this house, that my name may be there for He sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord fill- ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall od the house.

be there perpetually. 2 And the priests could not enter into the 17 And as for thce, if thou will walk before

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me, as David thy father walked, and do ac. David king of Israel, because the places are cording to all that I have commanded thee, holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD bath and shalt observe my statutes and my judy-come. ments;

12 1 Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings 18 Then will I establi:h the throne of thy unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, kingdom, according as I have covenanted which he had buil: before the porch; with David thy father, saying, There shall 13 Even after a certain rate every day, not fail thee a inan to be ruer in Israel. offering according to the commandment of

19 Bui il ye lurn away, and forsake my Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the newstatutes, and my commandments, whicin 1 moons, and on the solemn leasts, three times have xei before you, and shall go and serve in the year, even in the feast of unleavened other gods, and worship thein;

bread, and in the least of weeks, and in the 20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots feast of tabernacles. out of my land which I have given them; 1+1 And lie appointed, according to the and this house, which I have sanctified for order of David his father, the courses of the my name, will I cast out of my sight, and priests to their service, and the Levites to will make it to be a proverb and a by-word their charges, lo praise and minister before among all nations.

the priests, as the duty of every day required; 21 And this house, which is higli, shall be the porters also by their courses at every an astonislunent to every one that passeu by gale'; for so had David the man of God coniit ; so that he shall say, Why liath the LORD manded. done thus unto this lanci, and unto this house 15 And they departed not from the com

9.2 ltd it shall he answered, Because they mandment of ihe king unto the priests and forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which Levites, concerning any matter, or concernbrought them forth out of the land of Egypt, ing the treasures. and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped 16 1 Now, all the work of Solomon was thein, and served them : therefore bathi be prepared unto the day of the foundation of brouglit all this evil upon thein.

The house of the Lord, and until it was finCHAP. VII.

ished: so the liouse of the LORD was per. AN

ND it came to pass at the end of twenty fected.

years, wherein Solomon had built the 17 Il Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, house of the LORI), and liis own house, and to Eloili, at the sea-side in the land of

2'T har the cities whichi lluram had restored Edom. to Solomon, Solomon built thein, and caused 18 And Uuram sent him, by the hands of the children of Israel to dwell there. His servants, slips, and servants that had

3 And Solomon went 10 Hamaih-zobail, knowledge of the sea ; and they went with and prevailed against it.

the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, tience four hundred and filly ialents of gold, and all the store-cities which he built in Ha- and brought ther 10 king Solomon. math.

CHAP. IX. 5 Also he built Beth-loron the Beth-heron the nether, fenced colles, AND when the jucen of Sheba heard of

the same of Solomoli, she came to prove walls, gates, and bars;

Solomon with bard questions at Jerusalem, f And Baalatı, and all the store-cities that with a very great company, and camels that Solomon had, and all the ciiariot-cities, and bare spices, and gold in abundance, and pre de cities of the liorsemen, and all that Solo- cious stones: and when she was come to so. mon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in lomon, slie communed with him of all that Lebaner, and throughout all the land of his was in her heart. dominion.

2 And Solomon told ler all her questions: 7.! As for all the people thul were left of and there was nothing lid from Solomon the Hittites, and the Ainorites, and the Periz- which he told her not. zites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusiles, 3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen which were not of Israel,

the wistom of Solomon, and the house that 8 Bul of their children, who were left after lie had built, them in the land, whom the children of Is 4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting rael consiuneel not, them did Solomon make of his servants, and ille attendance of his mito pay tribuie until this day.

nisters, and their apparel ; his cup-bearers 9 Bit of the children of Israel did Solomon also, and their apparel; and his ascent hy make no servants for his work; but they ucere which he went up into the bouse of the men of war, and chief of his captains, and Lord; there was no more spirit in her. captains of his chariots and horsemen. 5 And she said to the king, It was a true

10. And these were the chief of king Solo- report which I beard in mine own land of mon's officers, eren two hundred and filly, thine acls, and of tliy wisdom : that bare rule over the people.

6 How beit I believed out their words until 11 | And Solomon brought up the daugh- I came, and mine eyes liad seen it; ard, beter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto hold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisthe house that he had built for her : for he dein was not told me: for thou exceedest thie said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of lame that I heard.

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7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these 24 And tlrey broerplit every man hrs present, hy servants, which stand continually before vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and rai. hee, and hear thy wisdom.

ment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which de-a rate year by year. hghted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be 25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls king for the Lord thy God: because thy God for borses and cliarints, and twelve thousand loved Israel, to establish them for ever, there- horsemen, whom he bestowed in the chariotfore made be thee king over them, to do cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. judgment and justice.

26 91 And ie reigned over all the kings, 9 And she gave the king an lundred and from the river even unto the land of the Phi twenty talents of gold, and of spices greal listines, and to the border of Egypt. abondance, and precious stones: neither was 27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem there any such spice as the queen of Sheba as stones, and cedar-trees made he as the sygave king Solomon.

camore-trees that are in the low plains in 10 And the servants also of Huram, and abundance. the servants of Solomon, which brought gold 28 And they brought unto Solomon horses from Ophir, brought algum-trees, and pre- out of Egypt, and out of all lands. cious stories.

91 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon 11 And the king made of the algum-trees first and last, are they not written in the book terraces to the house of the Lory, and to the of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy king's palace, and harps and psalteries for of Abhijalı the Sllonite, and in the visions ó singers; and there were none such seen be- Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of fore in the land of Judah.

Nebat. 12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of 30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusaler Seba all hier desire, wliatsoever she asked, over all Israel forty years. besides that which she bad brought unto the 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers; and ting: So she turned, and went away to her he was buried in the city of David his father own land, she and her servants.

and Rehoboam his sor. reigned in his stead. 13. Now, the weight of gold that came

Solommen in die waar is as ea dundred and Athleboborare weniscaal echem: for this

14 Besides that which chapmen and mer-bim king:
chants brouglit: and all the kings of Arabia, 2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the
and governors of the country, brought gold son of Nebat (who was in Egypt, whither la
and silver to Solomon.

had Aed from the presence of Solomon the 151 And king Solomon made two hun kiny) heard it, thai Jeroboam relurned our Jred targets of beaten gold : six hundred of Egypt. shekels of bealen gold went to one target. 3 And t'ey sent and called him : so Jero

16 Aud three liundred shieldis made he of boam and all Israel came and spake to ReLeaten gold ; three hundred shekels of gold hoboam, saying, went w one shield: and the king pul them in 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous ; now the house of the forest of Lebanon. therefore case thou somewhat the grievous

17 1 Moreover, the king made a great servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

18 And there were six steps to the throne, 5 And he said unto them, Come again unto with a footstool of gold, which were fastened me after three days. And the people departed to the throne, and stays on each side of the 6 1 And king Rehoboam took counsel with sitting-place, and two lions standing by the the old men that liad stood before Solomon stays.

his father while he yet iived, saying, What 19 And twelve lions stood there on the one counsel give ye me to return answer to this side and on ile other upou the six steps: there people ? was not the like made in any kingdom. 7 And they spake unto him, saying, I thou

20 1 And all the drinking-vessels of king be kind 10 dis people, and please them, and Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of speak good words to them, they will be thy the house of the forest of Lebanon were of servants for ever. pure gold: none were of silver ; it was nol 8 But he forsook the counsel which the old any thing accounted of in the days of So- men gave him, and took counsel with the lomon.

young men that were brought up with him, 21 For the king's ships went to Tarshislı ihat stood before himn. with tile servants of am : every thi 9 And lie said unto them, What advice years once came the ships of Tarshish, bring- give ye that we may return answer to this ing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and people, which bave spoken to me, saying, peacocks.

Ease somewhat the yoke that tliy father did 22 And king Solomon passed all the kings put upon us ? of the earth in riches and wisdom.

10 And the young men that were brought 23 9 And all the kings of the earth sought up with him, spake unto him, saying, Thus the presence of Solomon, lo hcar his wiedom, shalt thou answer the people that spake onto hai God had put in

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