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priests, and the great court) and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

i o And he set (he sea on the right side of the east-end, over against the south,

11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons, and Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God:

11 To tntr the two pillars, and die pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wteaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars:

ni. And scut hundred pomegranates on thetwo wreaths; two rows ofpomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which if ere upon the pillars.

14 He made also bases; and lavers made he upon the bases;

15 One sea, and twelve oxen wider it:

16 The pots also,and the (hovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the Lord, of bright brass.

17 In the plain of Jordan did the king i cast them in the clay-ground, between j Succoth and Zeredathah. I 18 Thus Solomon made all these vesj sels in great abundance: for the weight 1 of the Drass could not be found out.

19 % And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the Ihew-btead was set j

20 Moreover, the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner, before the oracle, of pure gold;

ai And the flowers and the lamps, and the tongs made he 4s gold, and that perfect gold.

12 And the snuffers, and the basens, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold : and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for die most holy place, and the doors of the bouse of the temple wre of gold.

CHAP. V, I The dedicated treasures. 1 The bringing up of the ark. of the covenant. 11 (yod praised , givelh a sign of bis favour.

THus all the work that Solomon made sot the house of the Lorb

all the things that David his father had dedicated ; and the silver, and the gold, .and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.

1 \ Then Solomon assembled die elders of Israel, and all rhe heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel unto Jerusalem, to bring op the ark of the covenant of the Loud, out of the city of David, which u Zion.

3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast, which was in the seventh month.

4,And all the eldetsof Israel came, and'rhe Lcvites took up rhe.ark-.

J And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, arH ail the holy vessels that were in the rabernatle, these did the priests and the Levitts bringup.

6 Also king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the atk, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told not numbted for multitude.

7 And the priests brought in die arle of die covenant of rhe Lord unto his place, to the oracle of the house into die most holy place, even under the wings of die cherubims.

8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and rhe cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereoff above.

9 And they drew out the staves cf the ark, that the ends of the staves were sceni from the ark before the nraclc, but they] were not seen without. And there it is unto tliis day.

10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the Loid made a covenaxt with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

11 ^ And it came to pass when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course.

11 Also the Levitcs which were die singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jedurhun, with their sons, and their brethren; icing arayed in white linen, having cymbals, and psalteries, and harps, stood at the east-end of the altar, . and with them an hundred and twenty priests, sounding with trumpets )

1 j It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make S 4 one

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one found to be heard in praising and •hanking the Lord ; and when they lift up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals, and instruments ofmufick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good, for his mercy endicreth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord >

14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the hojfe of God.

CHAP. VI, I Solomon, having bliffed the people, tltffeth God: 12 His prayer at the consecration of the temple.

1"*Hen said Solomon, The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

; And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel, (and all the congregation of Israel stood)

4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth, to my father David, saying,

5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there, neither chose I any man to be ruler over my people Israel:

6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there, and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name icsthe Lord God of Israel.

3 But the Lord said to David my fadicr, forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:

9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not build the house, but thy son, which shall come forth out of thy loins, he (hall build the house for my name.

10 The Lord therefore hath perform- ed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

11 And in it have I put die ark wherein is the covenant of the Lord, that he made with the children of Israel.

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of the Lord, in the presence of all o: congregation of Israel, and spread ford his hands;

M ( For Solomon had made a brave scaffold, of five cubits long, and fire cubits broad, and three enbirshigh, inc had set it in the midst of the court, and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon bis knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands towards heaven )

14 And laid, O Lord God of Ifhd. there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth j which keepeft connant, and Jhertep mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with 2" their hearts:

:S Thou which hast kept with K, servant. David my father, that which thou hast promised him ; and spakdt with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it wiA diine hand, as it «j this day.

16 Now therefore, O Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David 1 father, that which thou hast

him, saying. There shall not fail thee : man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so, that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.

17 Now then, O Lord God of Istae!, l thy word be verified, which dm hast spoken unto thy servant David.

18 ( But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth > behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! )

ip Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto die cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:

10 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon tie place whereof thou hast said, that thou wouldst put thy name there ; to hearken unto the prayer, which thy servant prayeth towards rhis place.

21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shalt make towards this place: hear thou from toy dwelling-place, evenftom heaven ; and when thou nearest, forgive. I 22 ^ If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him, to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and ■do, and judge thy servants, by requiting

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the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head, and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.

24 T And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and console thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house:

25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them, and to their fathers.

26 f When the heaven is (hut up, and, there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray towards this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin when thou dost afflict them:

- 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, v herein they should walk ; and send rain upon thy land which Thou h»st given unto thy people for an inheritance.

28 ^ If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land ; whatsoever sore, or whatsoever sickness there be:

19 Then what prayer, er what suppliestion soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own fore, and his own grief, and (shall spread forth his hands in this house:

30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest: ( for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men )

31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

32 % Moreover, concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for rhy great names fake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm i if they come and pray in this house:

3 3 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger callers to thee for j that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Ifael, and may

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know that this house which I have built : is called by thy name.

34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unty thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

36 If they sin against thee, ( for there u no man which unneth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver rhem over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far: off or near;

37 Yet, if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have

'dealt wickedly;

38 If they return to thee withall their heart and with all their foul, in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and their supplications,and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

40 Now, my God, let (I beseech thee ) thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that > i made in this place. •

41 Now therefore arise, Olord God, into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests,

0 Lord God be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoyce in goodness.

42 O Lord God, turn not away the face of thine anointed : remember the mercies of David thy servant. a


1 Godgiving testimony le Setemens prayer, the people worship him. 4 Salomons sacrifice.

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.

2 And the priests could not enter into the house of die Lord, because the j glory of the Load had filled the Lo R Ds I born,


SoUnuns solemn factifce. IiTChi snides. Codsprtmlsis asti thrtatnbijs. 1 And when all die children of Israel 14 If my people which are called t

3 And when all die children of lit saw how die fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LoM>,faying, For A«m good, for his mercy endkreth for ever.

4 1 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lokd.

J And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep : so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lokd, which David the king had made to praise the Lord, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

7 Moreover, Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord -. for there he offered burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made, was not able to receive the burnt-offerings, and the meat-offerings, and the fat.

8 *i Also at the same time Solomon kept the (east seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entring in os Hamath, unto the river of Egypt.

9 And In the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month, he sent the people away Into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the Lord bad (hewed nnto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

■ I Thus Solomon finished the house las the Lord , and the kings house: and all that came into Solomons heart to make in the house of the Lord, and in his own bouse, he prosperously effected.

11 9 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to my self for an house of sacrifice.

13 If I (hut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command rhe locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence {among my people j

my name, shall humble themselves ano pray, and seek my face, and rum from their wicked ways: then will I heat from heaven, and will forgive tbeii fin, and will heal their land.

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, ani mine ears attent unto the prayer lioi" made in this place.

16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever: and mine eyes and mit: heart (hall be there perpetnally.

17 And as for thee.if thou wilt wail before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and (halt observer; statutes and my judgments:

18 Then will I stablish the throne * thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, faying These (hall not fail thee a man to be tiler in Israel.

19 But if ye turn away and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which* I have set before you, and (hall go and serve other gods, and worfti: ihem:

10 Then will 7 pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house which I bare sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it u bii proverb, and a by-word among all nations.

it And this house which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

aa. And it shall be answered, Becaule they forsook the Lord God of theh fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore ha.-h he brought all this evil upon them.

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tributaries. 11 Solomons yearly sacrifice.

ANd it came to pass ( at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the Loin, and his own house )

1 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon baik them, and caused the children oflsrael to dwell there.

a And Solomon went to HamaAzobah, and prevailed against it. 4 And he built Tadmor in the wV

dsa^ derness, and alt the store-cities, which hebuilr in Hamath.

5 Also he built Bcth-horon the upper, and Bech-horon the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars:

6 And Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot- cities and the cities of the horsemen, and all thatSolomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lcbanon,and throughoat all the land os his dominion.

7 % As for all the people that ttere left of the I Unites, and the Amorites, and the Perizittes, and the Hivites, and thejebusites which were not of Israel;

8 But of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not; them did Solomon make to pay tribute, until this day.

9 Bus of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work: but they wen men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

10 And these were the chief of king Solomons officer s,nen two hundred and fifty, chat bare rule over the people.

n f And Solomon brought up die daughter of Pharaoh , out of the city ; of David, unto the house that he had j built for her: for hesaid, My wife lhall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, becauser*« placesareholy, whereunto die ark of the Load hath come.

11 ^ Then Solomon offered burntofferings unto the Lord, on the altar of the Lord, which he had built before the porch:

13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on die new-moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, e•ven in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of I tabernacles.

■ 4 ^ And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the j courses of the priests ro their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise '.and minister before the priests, as the •duty of every day required: the porters alsoby their course;, at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

IS And they departed not from the commandment or the king unto the priests and Levites, concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.

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prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LoRD, and until it was finished :ft the house of the Loan was perfected.

17 f Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Elodi, at the sea-side in the land of Edom.

18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants, ships, and servants diac had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took-thence four hundreds and fifty talents of gold, and brought; them to king Solomon.

CHAP. IX. I The queen of Sheba admirith Solomons wisdom. I) His riches, 19 and death.

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at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she] communed with him of all that was in her heart.

t And Solomon told her all her questions: and rhere was nothing hid from. Solomon which he told her nor..

? And when the queen of Sheba hadseen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that lie had built.

4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparelJ his cup-bearers also, and rheir apparel, and his ascent by which he went up into] the house of the Lord ; there was no more spirit in her.

5 And she said to the king, It woe a true report which 1 heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:

6 Howbeit, I believed not cheic words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and behold, the one half of diet greatness of thy wisdom was not told me :for thou exceeded the fame that I heard.

7 Happy are thy men, and happy art these thy servants, which stand continu-i ally before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

8 BlesledbetheLoRDthy God which delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king lor die Lord thy God: becaule chy God loved Istacl,coestablish diem forever, therefore made he rhee king over them, to do judgment justice.

9 And (he gave the king an hundred Mid twenty talents of gold, and of spices

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