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22 And upon trie top of the pillars Was llly-worlt: Ib wastheworkof the pillars finished.

s3 ^ "And he madca molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

35 And in the top of the base vis there a round compass of half a cubic high: and on the top of the base, the ledges thereof and the botders thereof were of the lame.

%6 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he I graved chrrubims, lions and palm-treesi

when it was cast.

25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north) and three looking toward die west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the cast: and the sea was fit above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inwaTd.

7:6 And it was an hand-breadth thick,

24 And under the brim of ft round| according to the proportion of every about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassmgthe sea round

about: the knops were cast in two rows J bases: all of themhad one casting, one

measure, and one size.

38 f Then made he ten lavers of brassc one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits : and upon every one of the ten bases, one laver.

39 And he put five bases on the tight side of the house, and five on the left sideof the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house cast-waid,

and the brim thereof was wrought like] over against the south.

the btim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thou'and baths.

17' <s And he made ten bases of brasi; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

18 And the work of the bases was on (his manner : They had borders, and the botdets were between the ledges:

40 % And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons: so Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the Lord.

41 The two pillars, and the in* bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars: and the two nerwoiks to covet the two bowls of the

29 And on the borders, thatwfr<be- chapiters which were upon the top ot

tween the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims:. and upon the ledges, there teas a-base above : and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.

30 And every base had four brascn wheels, and platesof brass: and the soar corners thereof had undersctters: under the laver were undeisetters molten, at the side of every addition.

31 And the mouth of it within the! 45 And the pots, and the shovels.and ubit: but the I the basons: and all these vessels which

chapiter and above wasi cu
mouth thereof was round after the
worltof the base, a cubit and an half:
and also upon the.mouth of it were gra-
vings with their borders, four-square,
not round!.

32 And under the borders were four wheels: and theaxel-trees of the wheels were joyned to the base, and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubic 3 3 And the work of the wheels was like the work ofa chariot-wheel: their axel-trees, and theit naves, and their felloes, and theit spokes were all molten.

34 And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and «he uadecsettcis were of the very base it

the pillars

42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two net-works, even, two rows' of pomegranates for die one net-work,t» cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars:

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases:

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea

Hiram made to king Solomon , for the house of the Lo&D,were o/bright

brass.

46 In the plain of Jotdan did the king cast them in the clay-grcund, between Succoth and Zarthan.

47 And Solomon left all the vesseh mweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brals found out.

48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pirtaintd unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and thetable of jjold.whereupon the stiew-bread was,

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right fide, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, ...

Tie dedication of the temple. ChapTyin. SoUmensprtier.

and me lamps, and the tongs of gold J to And It came to pass when the

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gold, both fox the doors of the inner; house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house,ro wi'/,of the temple.

priests were come out of the holy placerj that die cloud filled the house of the

11 So that the priests could not stand to minister, because of the cloud: foe the glory of the Lord had filled the

51 So was ended all the work that house of the Lord. king Solomon made for the house of the 11 *\ Then spake Solomon, The Lord

Lord: and Solomon brought in the things, which David his father had dedicated; even the silver and the gold, and the vessels did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord.

CHAP. VIII. I The dedication of the temple, Itt and

Solomon* blessing : 12 His prayer: 6i Hit

sacrifice of peace-offerings. r I^Hen Solomon assembled the elders

X of Israel, and all the hca Is of the tribes, die chief of die fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon, in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant os the Lord, out of the city of David, which u Zion.

2 And all rhemenof Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon, at die feast in the month Ethanim, which is die seventh month.

3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

4 And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and die tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that iwro in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assem-j bled unto him, were with him before the atk, sacrificing sheep, and oxen, that could not be told nor numbred for multitude.

6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord un.o his place, into the oracle of the house to the most holy place, even under the wings of tliccheruoims.

7 For the chcrubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the atk, and the chcrubims covered the ark, and the staves thereof above.

8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves wete seen out in the boly place before the oracle, aud they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.

o There Wm nothing in the ark save the two rablesos stone whicbMotes put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of die land of Egypu

said tbat he would dwell in the thick darkness.

13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in,, a settled place for thee to abide in forever.

14 And the king turned his face a? bout, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood )

1; And he (aid, Blessed, be the Lord God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying,

16 Since the day that 1 brought forth my people Israel out of Egypr, I chose no> city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house that my name might be therein; but 1 chose David to be over my people Israel.

17 And it was in the heart ofDavirs my fa her, to build an house for the name of the Loxd God of Israel.

18 And the Lord said unto Davfd my father,. Wheteas it was in thine heart, to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart:

19 Nevettheless, thou shalt not build the house, but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loyns, he shall build the bouse unto my name.

20 And the Lord hath performed his word that he spike, and I am risen up in the room os David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

at And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein a the covenant of the Lord, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egjpr.

22 1 And Solomon stood before the alrat of the Lord, in the presence of all the congregation of Israel,and spreadforth his hands towatd heaven:

23 And he said, Lord God of Israel, there it no God like thee, in- heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants, that walk before thee with a!' their heart;

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14 Who hast kept with thy servant) David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

if Therefore now, Lord Godoflsrael, keep with thy servant David my father, that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my fight to sic on the throne of-Isracl; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me:

16 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

17 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven, and heaven ofheavens cannot contain thee, how much less this house that I have bttilded f

1$ Yet have thou respect unto the iprayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God ,ro hearken u njto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayefh before thee to day: I 29 That thine eyes may be open to

Kard this house night and day, even toard the place of which thou hast said, My- name (hall be there: that thou mayst hearken unto the prayer which thy servant (hall make towards this place. 1

;o And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and osthy people Israel, when they shall pray towards this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and when thou hearest, forgive.

31 f If any nan trefoasi against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the path come before thine altar in this house :

31 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

3 j f When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and (shall turn again to thee,and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the fin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land, which

on gavest unto their fathers.

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35 q When heaven is that up, and there is no rain,because they have sinned against thee ; if they pray towards this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin,when thou afflicted them'.

%6 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of! thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. Si I

37 T Is there be in theland famine, if there be pestilence,blasting, mildew, locust,«- if there be caterpillar 5 if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be j

38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which (shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands towards this house: .

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only knowest the hearts of all the children of men)

40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live, in theland which thou gavest unto our fathers.

41 Moreover, concerning a stranger that M not of thy people Israel, but Cometh out of a far country, for thy names fake J

4a ( For they (hall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm) when he (shall come and pray towards this house:

43 Hearthouinhcaventhydwellingplace, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for : that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have builded is called by thy name. .. .

44 1 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou (halt send them, and (shall pray unto the Lord toward the city which thou hast cho:'en,and toward the house that I have built forrhy name: n-. ■ . •- >.<

4J Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication,and maintain their cause.

46 If they sin against thee, (for there it no man that sixtieth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them

:o the enemy, so that they carry them a(v ay captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

47 set if they (hall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, faying. We have sinned, and have done perverfly, we have committed wickedness;

48 And ft return unto the.- with all rheir heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou haft chosen, and the house which I have built sot thy name:

49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their cause,

yo And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give diem compassion before them who carried them captive, that rhey may have compassion on them:

51 For rhey be thy people and thine inVieritance,which thou broughtcst forth out of Egypt, from the mids of cbc furnace of iron:

51 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of rhy servant, and unto the supplication os thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

5 j For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when chou broughrest our fathers out of Egypt, O lord God.

54 And it was[0, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the Lore, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees, with his hands spread up to heaven.

55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel, with a loud voice, saying,

5<S Blessed be the Loud that bath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

jy The Lord our God be with us, as hie was with our fathers: let him not leave u*, nor fotfakc us:

58 That he may incline out tatts

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unto him, to walk in all his ways, arid to keep his commandments and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

59 And let these my word* wherewith I have made fupplicaiisn before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God dav and night, that he maintain

j the cause of his servant, and the cause j of his people Israel at all times, as the matter (hall require:

60 Thac'all the people of the earth may know that the Lord B God, and that there it none else.

61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and_ to keep his commandments as at this day.

61 ^ And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Lord.

«5 And Solomon offered ^sacrifice of peace-offerings, which he offered unto the Lo R D, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the .house of the Lord.

64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that w<u before the house of die Lord: for there he off-red burnt-offerings,and meat off-rings, and the fat of die peace-ofR-rings: because die bralen altat that wns before th Lord, vat too little to receive the burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings.

65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, acreat congregation, from the < ntringin of Hama:h,unto the river of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven days, and seven days, even fourteen days.

66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad ot hear., for all rhegoodnefs that the Lord had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

C H A P. IX. I Gods eovenent in a vifitn with Solomon^

1 o The mutual presents of Selomtu and

Hiram : 15 His yearly sacrifices.

A Nd it came to pass when Solomon X"\ bad finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the*kings housej and all Solomons desire which he was pleased to do,

a That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as he bad appeared until him a; Gibeon.

', _ Um. have heard chy prayer and thy supplication that thou haft madebefore me: I have hallowed diis house which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever, and minecyesand mincheartfliall be there perpetually.

4 And is thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

J Then I will establish the throne os thy kingdom upon Israel fur ever, ajl taromised to David thy father, saying, [There shall not fail theca man upon the throne of Israel.

6 Bui if you shall at all turn from following me,you or your children,and will notkeep my commandments,s»ii my statutes, which I have set besote you,but go [and serve other Gods,and worship them:

7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them ; and this house which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my fight, and Israel shall be a proverb and a by- word among all people:

8 And at this house -which is high, every one that pafleth by it shall be aftonished, and shall hiss; and they shall fay, Why hath the Lord done thusunfto this land, and to this house?

') And they (hall answer, Because they forsook the Lord theirGod,whobrought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypi, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and lerved them : therefore hath the Lord brought upon them all this evil.

jo % And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the kings hou/c, ! 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had ifurnished Solomon with cedar-trees,

Imd fir-trees, and with gold accordng to all his desire) that then king Soomon save Hiram twenty cities in the and of Galilee.

I Ji And Hiiam came out from Tyre to seethe cities which Solomon had given pirn, and they pleased him not. j 15 And he said. What cities an these which thou hastgiven me, my brother? And he called them the land'of Cabul onto this day.

j >i4nApd Htralh sent to the king sixstoic talfnts of gold. >5 f And'

this it the reason ef the Solomon.

build the house of the Lord, ami his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 fc-r Pharaoh king of Egypt had | gone up, and taken Geier, and burnt, it with fire, and slain the Canaanitesj that dwelt in the city, and given it/w a present unto his daughter, Solomons wife.

»7 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bcth-horon the nedier,

18 And Baalacli, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land, ,

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that) which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon, and in all the land os his dominion.

Jo And all the people that -Here left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzitcs,; Hivites and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,

»i Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were notable utterly to) destroy, upon those did Solomon levy* a tribute of bond-service unto this! day.

2 J But of the children of Israel did jSolomon make no bond-men: but they! were men of war, and his servants, and; his princes, and his captains, and rulers! of his chariots, and his horsemen

23 Those tun the chief of the officersj that wert over Solomons work,five hun-i dred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

»4^ But Pharaohs daughter came up out of the city of David, unto her house which Sohmcn had built for her: then did he build Millo.

25 % And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt-ofterings, and peaceofferings upon the altar which he built unto the Lord, and he burnt incense upon the altar that w<u before the Lord: so he finished the house.

\6 % And king Solomonmade a navy Dssliipsin Ezion-geber, which it beside Eloth, on the shore ot the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his "ervants,shipmen that had knowledgeof [he sea, with the servants of Solomon.

28 And they came to Ophir, and set From thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king

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