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CHAP. XXVIII. I David exhorteth to praise Cod: 9,10 He encourogeth Solomon to build the temple.

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./\. ces of Israel, the princes of die tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministred to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and Icaptains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of bis sons, with the officers, and with the mighty jmen, and with all the valiant men unto ^Jerusalem.

z Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people, As for me, I had in mine peart to build an house of rest for the *ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God, and had piade ready for the building:

i But God said unto me, Thou shalt pot build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and ihastflied blood.

4 Howbelt, the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house of my lather, to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen ]udah to be the ruler ; and os the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons pf my father, he liked me to make mo king over all Israel: [ 5 And os aH my sons (for the Lord path given me manv sons) he hath chosen Solomon my (on, to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over (Israel.

I 6 And he laid unto me, Solomon thy [son, he (hall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

7 Moreover, I will establish his kingdom forever, if he be constant to do my commandments^ and my judgments, as at this day.

8 Now therefore in thesithtof all Israel the congregation of the Lord, and tn the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the Lord your God : that ye may pofjscss this good land, and leave it ior an inheritance for your children as ter you for ever.

s> % And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God os thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind: for the Lord search

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Nd David assembled all the prin- hath chosen thee to build an house f

the sanctuary: be stong and do if.

11 ^ Then David gave to Solemn: bis son the pattern of the porch, ar of the bouses thereof, and ot the tre furies thereof, and of the upper chambe thereof, and of the inner parlours the-, of, and of the place of the mercy-sear,

ii And the pattern of all chat had by the spirit, of the courts of t house of the Lord, and of all thechair bers round about, of the treasuries o the house of God, and of the trealurk of the dedicate things.

i; Also for die courses of die pries! and the Levites, and for all the worko the service of die house of the Loir; and for all the vessels of service in: . house of the Lord.

14 He gave of gold by weight set things of gold, for all instruments of ill manner ot service, stiver also for all instruments of silver, by weight, foriii instruments of every kind of service:

it Even the weight for cbe caBa> sticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick: and for the lamps thereof: and for d>t candlesticks of silver by weight, few for the candlestick and also for the lamp; thereof, according to the use of aol candlestick.

16 And by weight he gave goldsortt rabies of (hew-bread, for every tables tikfvise silver for die tables of silver;

17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hook: and the bowls and die cups: and forth jgolden basons be gave gold by weight se every bason; and likftrise silver b weight for every bason of silver:

1? And for the altar of incense, r< fined gold by weight ; and gold so die pattern of the chariot os the chj rubims, that spread out their wingt, if covered the ark of the covenant of I Lord.

19 All this, said David, the Lo« made me understand in writing by ihand upon me, even all the works c this pattern.

20 And David said to Solomon hi son, Be strong, and of good cou«£< and do it: sear not, nor be dismaja for the Lord God, even my God, ■ be with thee, he will not fail dice, nil forsake thee, until thou baft finistxiial i And behold, the courses of the :fts and the Levites, even they Jhall with thee for all the service of the rise of God, and there shall be with it for all manner of workmanship, ry willing skilful man for any manof service : also the princes and all people will be wholly at thy-comnd merit.

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CHAP. XXIX. David by his example cnifeth the prin~ res and people to offer: 10 Histhankjgiting: 16 His reign and death. furthermore, David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon 'son, whom alone God hath chosen, set young and tender, and the work ;reat: for the palace u not for man, t for the Lord God. a Now I have prepared with all my fight for the house osmy God, the gold r things u-be made of gold, and the silr for things of silver, and the brass for ings of brass, the iron for things of iron id wood for things of wood; onyxMies, and Jlmes to be set, glistering Dnes, and of divers colours, and all anner of precious stones, and marbleones in abundance.

3 Moreover, because I have (set my affection to the house of my God, I have F mine own proper good, of gold and Iver, which I have given to the house my God, over and above all that I ave prepared for the holy house,

4 Even three thousand talents of gold, rthcgold of Ophir, and seven thousand lents of refined silver, to overlay the alls of the houses withal:

5 The gold for things of gold, and e silver for things of silver, and for all manner of workr« be made by the hands

artificers. And who then is willing I consecrate his service this day unto le LoKrW f Then the chief of the fathers and ces of the tribes of Israel, and the . alns of thousands and of hundreds, th the rulers over the kings work, of{Cd willingly,

And gave for the service of the se of God, of gold, five thousand tas, and ten thousand drams; and of :r,ten thousand talents j and of brass, teen thousand talents; and one bunthousand talents of iron. And they with whom precious stones be found, gave them to the treasure ■he house of the Lord, by the hand gchiel the Gershonire. I Then the p;oj>le rejoyced, for that

they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord: and David the king also rejoyced with great joy.

10 < Wherefore David blessed the Loud before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

11 Thine, O Lord, it the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth, is thine } thine u the kingdom, Olorp, ana thou art exalted as head above all.

11 Both riches and honour nm< of| thee, and thou reigrest over all, and in thine hand u power and might, and in thine hand it it to make great, and to give strength unto all.

15 Now thereforc,our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this fort ~t forall things! ame of thee, and ol thine own have we given thee.

15 For we are strangers before theeJ and sojourners, as were all our fathers -. our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there u none abiding.

16 OLoRD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an' house for thine holy name, ctmeth of thine hand, and u all thine own.

17 I know also, my God, that thou trust the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and no»» have I seen with joy, thy people which are present here, to offer willingly um« thee.

18 OLord God of Abraham, Isaac* and of Israel our fathers, keep this for}) ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thoe.

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart to keep thy commandments, thy teftimoniesandthy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace fur the which I have made provision.

20 ^ And David said to all the conereeation, Now bless the Lord your God. And all the congregation blessed he Lord God of their fathers, and jowed down their heads, andworship;ied the Lord and the king.

2 1 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto ;hsJ.O&»j and offered b'lr/it-ofUriogs ,

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to the Lord on tie morrow after that ay, even a thousand bullocks, a thou sand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink-oftermgs, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:

XI And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness, and they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the Lord to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

23 Then Solomon fat on the throne of the Lord as king in stead of David his father, and prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.

»4 And all the princes and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

25 And the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and

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bestowed upon him fitch royal 1 as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

16 f Thus David the son of Jeiic,| reigned over all Israel.

27 And the time that he reigned 0 Israel, notforty years; sevenyearsreigii-; ed he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

i3 And he died in a good old age, fell; of days, riches and honour: and SokW mon his son reigned in his stead.

29 Now the acts of David the kinfc first and last, behold, they are written* the book of Samuel the seer, and intk book of Nathan the prophet, and in <k book of Gad the seer,

;o With all hisreign-and his might, 1 and the times that went over him, Gil over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of' | the countries.

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2 The solemn offering ofSolomonat Gibeon: 7 Hu choice of vijaomii blessed by.God: ■2 X His strength and wealth.

N D Solomon rhe son of David was strengthned in his kingdom, and the Lord his God nwwith him, and magnified him exceedingly.

2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and icf hundreds, and to the judges, and ro every governor in all Israel, the chief] for the fathers.

3 So Solomon and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that tins at Gibeon, for there v, as the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness.

4 But the ark of God had David brought \rp from Kirjath-jeatim, to the placenhichDavid had prepared forir.sot he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

y Moreover, the brazen alrar that JJeialeel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the Lord, which %wx at the tabernacle of the congregation,.and offered a thousand burnt-ofkr•ingsuponit.

! 7 % In that night did God appear unite, Solomon,. and said unto him Ask fwbfttl.fliall give thee.

8 And Solomon said unto God, Thai! hast shewed great mercy unto David rn/i father, and hast made me to reign in bu stead.

9 Now, O Lord God, let thy pro misc unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king o«ti a people, like the dust of the earth H multitude.

to Give me now wisdom and know ledge, that I may go out and come ia! before this people: for who can Jud^e this thy people,((»3r u so great i

11 And God said to Solomon, be cause this was in thine heart, and choc hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; bat hast asked wisdom and knowledge sot thy self, that thou mayst judge roj people, over whom I have made dies king:

n Wisdom and knowledge iJgranttJl unto thee, and I will give thee riches and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had, that have tree before thee, neither shall there any irtet thee have the like.

13 ^ Then Solomon came from in journey to the high place that «u ac Gibeon, to Jerusalem, s on before the tabernacle of the congregation, an reigned over Israel.

14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and soar hundred chariots, and Twelve (housend horsemen) which be pU«J in gold at Jerusalem at plenteous as stones, and eedar-trees made he as the free- more-ttees that are in the vale for abundance.

Salomonsstrength and wealth: Chjip. il. the crTarlofcities, and wurTnieTtingfit Jerusalem. 15 And the king made silver and

j & And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

17 And they fetcht up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for fix hundred Jhektls of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty : and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

CHAP. IL j, 17 Salomons labourers for the building of the temple: 3 His mefjagc to Huram, 11 and Hnrams kind answer*

Nd Solomon determined to build _ an house for the name of the Lotus, and an house for his kingdom.

1 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

3 Q And Solomon sent to Huram ie king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst

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him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.

4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet Incense, and for the continual fliew-bread, and for the burnt-ofterings morning and evening, on the fabbadis, and on the new-moons, and on the so lcmrt feastsof the Lord our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.

5 And the house which I build U great: for great is our God above all gods.

6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven, and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, andiniron, andinpurpk, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide,

8 Send me also cedar-trees, fit-trees, and algum-trees out of Lebanon : ( for

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timber in Lebanon ) and behold, my servant"; shall be with thy servants,

o Even to prepare me timber in abim • dance : for the house which I am about to build, Jhall be wonderful great.

10 And behold, lwill give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twen y thousand ba*s of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

11 ^ Then Huiam the king of Tyre answered in Writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the Loxn hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over, them.

il Huram said moreover, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel that made heaven and earth, who had: given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the Lord, and an house for his kingdom.

13 And now I have sent a cunning man (endued with understanding) of Huram my fathers J *

14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father vat a man ofTyie, skilful to work in gold, andin silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine

al with David my father, and didst linen, and in crimson : also to grave any

manner of graving, and to find out every device which ihail be put to him, with thycunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.

15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oyl, and the winewhich my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:

16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou flialt need, and we will bring it to thee in notes by sea tojoppa, and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

17 1 And Solomon numbred all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbred them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

18 And he set threescore and tenthousand_of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

CHAP. III. I The place and time of building the tern

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THen Solomon began to build th< house of the Lord at Jerusalem inj mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the pla<

14 ^ And he made the vaii as blot

and purple, and crimson, and fine i nen, and wrought cherubims thereon.

15 Also he made before the honfi two pillars of thirty and five cubits high and the chapiter that Wm on the top a

tha: David had prepared in the thresh- each of them wot five cubits.

ing-floor of Oman thejebufire.

1 And he began to build in the fe cond day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

3 f Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the buildJug of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure vat threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.

5 And the greater house he cieled with fir-tree, which be overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm-trees and chains.

6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty : and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

7.He overlaid also the house, thel bea ns, the posts, and the walls thereof,! and the doors thereof with gold, and graved cherubims on die walls.

8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof wot according to the breadmof die house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits : and he overlaid ic with fine gold amounting to six hundred talents.

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty (hekelsof gold: and he overpaid the upper chambers with gold.

10 And in the most holy house h

16 And he made chains eie in dx oracle, and pit them on the heads of dx pillars, and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left j and calls the name of that on the right hand, Jactiin, and the name of chat on the left. Boar.

CHAP. TV. I The altar of- brass, a The molten fit. 6 The ten lavers, candlestick.*, and Ur bleu 19 The instruments of geld,

MOreover.hemadean altarofl twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

i 1 Also he made a molten sea ten cubits, from brim to brim, r( in compass, and five cubits the he: thereof, and a line of thirty cubits compass it round about.

3 And under it was the similitude cf oxen, which did compass ir round about! ten in a cubit compassing thcsei round about. Two rows of oxen ten cast, when it was cast.

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking rowatd the east: and the set was Jet above upon them, and all ekeir hinder parts were inward.

5 And the thickness of ic was an haodbreadrh, and the brim ofit like the work

made two cherubims of image-work, of the brim of a cup, with Sowers of

and overlaid them withhold.

11 ^ And the wings of die cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing «/| the one cherub Wat five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house : and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of che other cherub.

12 And one wing of the other cherub wot five cubits, reaching to the wall of j rite house: and the other wing was five cubits also, joyning to chewing of the other cherub.

13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves ford) twenty cubits: land they stood on their feet, and their faces wen inward.

lilies ; and it received and held three thousand baths.

6 *f He made alsoten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for theburnr-ofrering, rbej washed in them; but the sea Wat for the priests to wash in.

7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and sec them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.

8 He made al so ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right fide, and five on the left: and he made an hundred basons of gold.

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