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Solomon's wisdom.

CHAP. V, VI.

God's promise to him 99 1 And God gave Solomon wisdom and un-| 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's office which derstanding exceeding much, and largeness of were over the work, three thousand and three hunheart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.dred, which ruled over the people that wrought

30 And Solomon's wisdoni excelled the wisdom in the work. of all the children of the east country, and all 17 And the king commanded, and they brought the wisdom of Egypt.

great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to 31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan lay the foundation of the house. the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and 18 And Solomon's builders, and Hirani's buildDarda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in ers did hew them, and the stone-squarers: so they all nations round about,

I prepared timber and stones to build the house. 32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and

CHAP. VI. bis songs were a thousand and five.

Building of Solomon's temple. 33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar-tree that AND it came to pass in the four hundred and is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth 1 eightieth year after the children of Israel ont of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of were come out of the land of Egypt, is the fourth fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month

34 And there came of all people to hear the Zir, which is the second month, that he began wisdom of Solomon, froin all kings of the earth, to build the house of the LORD. which had heard of his wisdom.

2 And the house which king Solomon built for CHAP. V.

the LORD, the length thereot was threescore cutHiram congratulateth Solomon.

bits, and the breadth thercof twenty cubits, and AND Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants the height thereof thirty cubits. El unto Solomon: for he had heard that they 3 And the porch before the temple of the house, had anointed him king in the room of his father: twenty cubits was the length thereof, according for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

to the breadth of the house; and en cubits was 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

the breadth thereof, before the house. 3 Thou knowest how that David my father 4 And for the house he made windows of nar: could not build a house unto the name of the row lights. Lorp his Cod, for the wars which were about 51 And against the wall of the house he built him on every side, until the LORD put them un- chambers round about, against the walls of the der the soles of his feet.

house round about, both of the temple and of the 4 But now the LORD my God hath given me oracle: and he made chambers round about. est on every side, so that there is neither ad- 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubil: ersary nor evil occurrent.

broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and 15 And behold, I purpose to build a house unto the third was seven cubits broad: for without the name of the LORD my God, as the Lord in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son round about, that the beams should not be fast. whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he ened in the walls of the house. shall build a house unto my name.

| 7 And the house, when it was in building, was 6 Now therefore command thou, that they how built of stone inade ready before it was brought me cedar-trees out of Lebanon; and any ser-thither : so that there was neither hamuncr nor vants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee axe, nor any tool of irou heard in the liouse, will I give hire for thy'servants according to all while it was in building that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that 8 The door for the middle chamber was in the there is not among us any that can skill to lew riglit side of the house: and they went up with timber like unto the Sidonians.

winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out 71 And it came to pass, when Iliram heard the of the iniddle into the third. words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and 9 So he built the house, and finished it: and cosaid, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath vered the house with beams and boards of cedar. given unto David a wise son over this great people. 10 And then he built chambers against all the

8 Aud Hiram sent to Solomoni, saying, I have house, tive cubits 'high : and they rested on the considered the things which thou sentest to me, house with timber of cedar. for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber 111 And the word of the LORD came to Soloor cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

mon, saying, 9 My servants shall bring them down from Leba- 12 Concerning this house which thou art in non unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and in floats into the place that thou shalt appointme, execute my judginents, and keep all my conand will cause them to be discharged there, and inandınents to walk in thern ; then will I perthou shalt receive them : and thou shalt accoin-form my word with thee, which I spake unto plish my desire, in giving food for my household. David thy father:

10 So Bliram gave Solomon cedar-trees and fir-i 13 And I will dwell among the children of Istrees according to all his desire.

rael, and will not forsake my people Israel. U And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand) 14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it. measures of wheat for food to his household,l 15 And he built the walls of the house within and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, Solomon to fliram year by year.

land the walls of the ceiling: and he covered 12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he then on the inside with wood, and covered the promised liim: and there was peace betwcen floor of the house with planks of fir. Hiram and Sulonion; and they two made a 16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the league together.

house, both the floor and the walls with boards 13 1 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all of cedar: he even built them for it within, even Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand inen. for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

14 And he sent them to Lebanon ten thousand 17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, a month by courses ; a month they were in Le-was fort v cubits long. banon, and two months at home. And Adoni-| 18 And the cedar of the house within was carved ram was over tlie levy.

with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; 15 And Solomon had threescore anul ten thou there was no stone seen. sand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand 19 And the oracle he prepared in the house withbewers in the mountains;

lin, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD

house unto my one in thy room, hereuen abolit, that the bedre made narrowed res

ne wing unto the enen

of eight cubits.

stones, after the mea

The adorning of the temple.

1. KINGS.

Hiram's work of the two pillars 20 And the oracle in the forepart was twentyl 71 Then he made a porch for the throne where cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, he might judge, even the porch of judgment : and and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and te it was covered with cedar from one side of the overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the floor to the other. altar which was of cedar.

| 8 And his house where he dwelt had another 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with court within the porch, which was of the like work. puregoldt: and he made a partition by the chains of Solomon made also a house for Pharaoh's daughgold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold. ter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this

22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold,l porch. until he had finished all the house: also the whole 9 All these were of costly stones, according to the altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.lineasures of hewed ftones, sawed with saws,

23 11 And within the oracle he made two che- within and without, even from the foundation rubiins of olive-tree, cach ten cubits high. unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the che-great court. rub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: 10 And the foundation was of costly stones, from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the even great stones ; stones of ten cubits, and nttermost part of the other were ten cubits. stones of eight cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both 11 Aud above were costly stones, after the meathe cherubims were of one measure and one size.sures of hewed stones, and cedars.

26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, 12 And the great court round about was with and so was it of the other cherub.

three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar 27 And he set the cheruvims within the inner beams, hoth for the inner court of the house of house: and they stretched forth the wings of the the LORD, and for the porch of the house. cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched 131 And King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub out or Tyre. touched the other wall; and their wings touched 14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphone another in the midst of the house.

tali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker 28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold. ir. brass; and he was filled with wisdom, and 29 And hecarved all the walls of the house round under standing, and cunning to work all works about with carved figures of cherubims, and palm- in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and trees, and open flowers, within and without. wrought all his work. .

30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen guld, within and without.

cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits 31 1 And for the entering of the oracle he made did compass either of them about. doors of olive-tree: the lintel and side-posts were 16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, it ainh part of the wall.

to set upon the tops of the pillars : the height of 32 The two doors also were of olive-tree; and the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height he carved upon them carvings of cherubims, and of the other chapiter was five oubits: palin-trecs, and open flowers, and overlaid them 17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths of with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, chain-work, for the chapiters which were upon and upon the palm trees.

the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapi. 33 So also made he for the door of the temple, ter, and seven for the other chapiter. posts of olive-tree, a fourth part of the wall. | 18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round

34 And the two doors toere of fir-tree: the two about upon the one net-work, to cover the chapileaves of the one door were folding, and the two ters that were upon the top, with poniegranates: leaves of the other door were folding. . and so did he for the other chapiter.

35 And he carved thereon cherubims, and palm- 19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the trees, and open flowers; and covered them with pillars were ol'lily-work in the porch, four cubits. gold, titted upon the carved work.

| 20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had 36 1 And he built the inner court with three pomegranates also above, over against the belly rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams. which was by the net-work: and the pomegra

37 1 In the fourth year was the foundation of nates were two hundred in rows round about upthe house of the Lord laid, in the month Zif : on the other chapiter.

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the (which is the eighth month) was the house finish- temple : and lie set up the riglit pillar, and called ed throughout all the parts thereof, and accord- the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the lelt

all the fashion of it. So was he seven pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. years in building it.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily-work CIIAP. VII.

so was the work of the pillars finished. T'he ornaments of the temple. | 23 1 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from DUT Solomon was building his own house the one brim to the other : it was round all about, .D thirteen years, and be finished all his house, and his height was tive cubits: and a line of

2 1 He built also the house of the forest of Leba-Ithirty cubits did conipass it round about. non; the length thereof was a hundred cubits, 24 And under the brim of it round about there and ille breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the heighi were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, consthereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar passing the sea round about: the knops were cast pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. in two rows, when it was cast.

3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking tobeans that lay on forty-sive pillars,tisteen in a row. ward the north, and tiree looking toward tlie

4 And there were windows in three rows, and west, and three looking toward the south, und light was against light in three ranks.

three looking toward the east: and the sea vas 5 And all the doors and posts were square with sct above upon them, and all their hinder parts thie windows: and light was against light in were inward. three ranks.

26 And it was a hand-Iteadth thick, and the brim 61 And lio made a porch of pillars; the length thereot' was wrought like the brim of a cup, with thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths. thirty cubits; and the porch was before them :/ 27 11 And he made ten bases of brass ; four cubits and the other pillars and the thick beam were was the length of one base, and four cubits the before them.

I breadth thereof, and three cibits thc height of it.

king toward the east : 11

the windows: and lich, posts were square with sta

Ornaments and utensils.

CHAP. VIII.

Finishing of the temple 93 And the work of the bases noas on this man of the inner house, the most holy place, and for ner: They had borders, and the borders were the doors of the house, to roi, of the temple. between the ledges:

51 So was ended all the work that king Solo29 And on the borders that were between the mon made for the house of the LORD. And

oxen, and cberubims: and/Solomon brought in the things which David his upon the ledges there was a base above: and father had dedicated : even the silver, and the beneath the lions and oxen were certain addi- gold, and the vessels, did he put among the tions made of thin work.

treasures of the house of the LORD. . 30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and

CHAP. VIII. plates of brass : and the four corners thereof hau

Solemn dedication of the temple. undersetters: (wider the laver were undersetters TIEN Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, molten, at the side of every addition.

1 and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of 31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up round after the work of the base, a cubit and a the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the half; and also upon the mouth of it were gra- city of David, which is Zion. vings with their borders, four-equare, not round. ? And all the men of Israel assembled thent

32 And under the borders were four wheels; selves unto king Solonion at the feast in the aud the axletrees of the wheels were joined to monith Ethanim, which is the seventh month. the base : and the height of a wheel was a cubit 3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the and half a cubit.

priests took up the ark. 33 And the work of the wheels was like the work 4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and of a chariot wheel : their axletrees, and their naves, the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the and their felloes, and their spokes, roere all molten. holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even

34 And there noere four undersetters to the four those did the priests and the Levites bring up. corners of one base: and the undersetters were 5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of

Hur felloes, and their snoersetters to the four 5 And king Solomonabled unto him, were 34 And there were bound the undersetters were Israel, that were assenzbled upon

de lour those did the what were in the las

and the undergo

of the very base is

35 And in the top of the base was there a round him before the ark,sacrificing sheepand oxen, that compass of half a cubit higis: and on the top could not be told nor numbered for multitude. of the base the ledges thereof and the borders 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the thereof were of the same.

covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the 36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, under the wings of the cherubiins. lions, and palmi-trees, according to the propor- 7 For the cherubims spread forth their two tion of every one, and additions round about. wings over the place of the ark, and the cheru

37 Afer this manner he made the ten bascs: allor binns covered the ark and the staves thereof above. them had one casting, one measure, and one size. 8 And they drew ont the staves, that the ends

38 41 Then made he ten lavers of brass : one of the staves were seen out in the holy place laver contained forty baths: and every laver betore the oracle, and they were not seen withwas four cubits: and upon every one of the ten out: and there they are unto this day. bases one laver.

| 9 There was nothing in the ark save the twc ta39 And he put five bases on the right side of the bles of stone,which Moses put there atlloreb, when house, and live on the left side of the house: and the LORD made a covenant with the children of he set the sea on the right side of the house east- Israel, when they cane out of the land of Egypt. ward, over against the south.

| 10 And it came to pass, when the priests were 40 11 And Hiram made the lavers, and the sho- come out of the lioly place, that the cloud filled vels, and the basins. So Diram made an end the house of the LORD, of doing all the work that hernade king Solomon 11 So that the priests could not stand to minis for the house of the LORD:

ter because of the cloud : for the glory of the 41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the cha- LORD had filled the house of the LORD. piters that were on the top of the two pillars; and 12 Then spake Solonron, The LORD said that The two net-works, to cover the two bowls of the he would dwell in the thick darkness. chapiters which were upon the top of the pilars; 13 I have surely built thee a house to dwell in,

42 Aud four hundred pomegranates for the two a settled place for thee to abide in for ever. net-works, even iwo rows of pomegranates for 14 And the king turned his face about, and one net-work, to cover the two bowls of the blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all chapiters that were upon the pillars;

the congregation of israel stood; 43 And the len bases, and ten lavers on the bases;l 15 And he said, Blessed oethe LORD God of Israel, 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea; which spake with his niouth unto David my fac 45 And the prots, and the shovels, and the ba- ther, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, sins: and all these vessels which Hirain made 16 Since the day that I brought forth my people

king Solomon for the house of the LORD, Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the toere of bright brass.

tribes of Israel to build a house, that my name 46 in the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, miglit be therein; bui I chose David to be over In the clay-ground between Succoth and Zarthan. my people Israel.

47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, 17 And it was in the heart or David my father because they were exceeding many: neither was to build a house for the name of the LORD God the weight of the brass found out.

for Israel. 43 And Sulomon made all the vessels that per-I 18 And the LORD said unto David my father, lained unto the trouse of the LORD: the altar of| Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house into gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shew- my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart bread was,

19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the house; 49 And the candlesticks of mire gold, five on the but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, he shall build the house unto my name. with the flowers, and the lans, and the tongs 20 And the LORD hath performed his word that of gold,

The spake, and I am risen up in the room of Da50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the ba-vid my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, ils sins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure the LORD promised, and have built a house fur poll: and the hinges of gold, both for the doors the name of the LORD God of Israel.

od wo bowls of the blessed aegation or israel stood; God of Israel,

way.

Solomon's prayer,

I. KINGS.

and his blessin 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he all the children of men :) made with our fathers, when he brought them 40 That they may fear thee all the days that they out of the land of Egypt.

live in the land which thou gavest untovurfathers. 221 And Solomon stood before the altar of the 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is not LORD in the presence of all the congregation of of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a fai Israel, and spread forth his hands toward hicaven: country for thy name's sake;

23 And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth be- of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm;) neath, who keepest covenant and inercy with thy when he shall come and pray toward this house; servants that walk before thee with all their heart: 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my do according to all that the stranger calletli to father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest thee for: that all people of the earth may kuow also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy nanie, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel ; thy hand, as it is this day.

and that they may know that this house which 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep I have builded is called by thy warne. with thy servant David my father that thou pro- 44 If thy people go out to battle against their misedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send then, and man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which that thy children take heed to their way, that they thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I walk before me as thou hast walked before me. have built for thy name.

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I 45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and pray thce, be verificd, which thou spakest unto their supplication, and maintain their cause." thy servant David my father.

| 46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? be- that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with thens, hold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot and deliver thern to the enenty, so that they carcontain thee; how much less this house that I ry them away captives unto the land of the cne. have builded ?

my, far or near; 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy 47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, land whither they were carried captives, and reto hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which pent, and make supplication unto thee in the land thy servant prayeth before thee to-day

of them that carried them captives, saying, We 29 That thine eyes may be open toward this have sinned, and have done perversely, we have house night and day, even toward the place or committed wickedness; which thou hast said, My name shall be there :/ 48 And so return into thee with all their heart, that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which and with all their soul, in the land of their enethy servant shall make toward this place. mies which led them away captive, and pray unto

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy thee toward their land, which thou gavest uinto servant, and of thy people Israel, when they their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in and the house which I have built for thy name: heaven ihy dwelling-place: and when thou 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their suphearest, forgive.

Iplication in heaven thy dwelling-place,and main31 1 If any man trespass against his neighbour,tain their cause, and an oath be laid upon hijo to cause him to 50 And forgive thy people that have sinned swear, and the oath come before thine altar in against thee, and all their transgressions wherein this house :

they have transgressed against thee, and give 32 Then hear thon in hicaven, and do, and judge them compassion before them who carried them thy servants, condemning the wicked, io bring his captive, that they may have compassion on them: way upon his head ; and justifying the righteous, 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance. to give him according to his righteousness. which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, froin

33 | When thy penple Israel be smitten down the midst of the furnace of iron : before the enieniy, because they have siuned 52 'That thine eyes may be open unto the sup against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and plication of thy servant, and unto the supplica confess thy name, and pray, and make supplica- tion of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them tion unto thee in this house :

in all that they call for unto thee. 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the 53 For thou didst separate them from anong ult sin of thy people Israel, and bring theni again the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, unto the land whiclıthou gavest unto their fathers. as thoni spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant,

35 | When heaven is shut up, and there is no when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, rain, because they have sinned against thee; ifo Lord Gov. they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, 54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made and turn froin their sin, when thou afflictest them: au end of praying all this prayer and supplica

36 Then licar thou in heaven, and forgive the tion unto the LORI), he arose from before the alsin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that tar of the Lorn, from kneeling on his knees with thou teach them the good way wherein they his hands spread up to heaven. should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which 55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. of Israel with a loud voice, saying.

37 11 If there be in the land famine, if there be 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be his people Israel, according to all that he promised: caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the there hath not failed one word of all his good proland of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatso- piise, which he promised by the hand of Moses ever sickness there be ;

his servant. 38 What prayer and supplication soever be made 57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall our fathers: let himn not leave us, nor forsake us: kuow every man the plague of his own heart, 58 That he may incline our bearts unto him, 10 and spread forth his hands toward this house: walk in all his ways, and to keep his cominand

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, ments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which and forgive, and do, and give to every man ac-lhe cominanded our fathers. cording to his ways, whose heart thou knowest ;l 39 And let these my words wherewith I have

His sacrifices and feast.

CHAP. IX, X Presents of Solomon and Hiram made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-trees, and with the LORD Our God day and night, that he maintain gold, according to all his desire,) that then king the cause of his servant, and the cause of his peo- Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of ple Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: Galilee. 60 That all the people of the earth may know 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre io see the that the LORD is God, and that there is none else. cities which Solomon had given him; and they 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the pleased him not. LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to 13 And he said, What cities are these which keep his commandments, as at this day,

thou hast given me, my brother ? And he called 62 11 And the king, and all Israel with hiin, offered them the land of Cabul unto this day. sacrifice before the LORD.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace-of- of gold. ferings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and 15 || And this is the reason of the levy which twenty thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the thousand sheep. So the king and all the children LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

64 The same day did the king hallow the middle 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and of the court that was before the house of the LORD: taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the for there he offered burnt-offerings, and meat-of-Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for ferings, and the latof the peace-offerings: because a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife. the brazen altar that was before the LORD was 17 And Soloinon built Gezer, and Bcth-horon the too little to receive the burnt-offerings, and meat- nether, offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings. 18 Aná Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness,

65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and in the land, all Israel with him, a great congregation, from 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, the entering in or Hamath unto the river of Egypt, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsebefore the LORD Our God, seven days and seven men, and that which Solomon desired to build days, even fourteen days.

in Jerusalemn, and in Lebanon, and in all the 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away:lland of his dominion. and they blessed the king, and went unto their 20 And all the people that were left of the Amotents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness rites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusitcs, that the LORD had done for David his servant, which were not of the children of Israel, and for Israel his people.

21 Their children that were left after thein in CHAP. IX.

the land, whom the children of Israel also were God's covenant with Soloinun.

not able utterly to destroy, upon those did SoloAND it came to pass, when Solomon had fin- mon levy a tribute of bond-service unto this day. A ished the building of the house of the LORD, 22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make and the king's house, and all Solornon's desire no bond-men: but they were men of war, and his which he was pleased to do,

servants, and his princes, and his captains, and 2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen. time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. | 23 These were the chief of the officers that were

3 And the LORD said unto him, I have leard thy over Solomon'swork,five hundred and fifty, which prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made bare rule over the people that wrought in the work. before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou 24 1 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the nast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine city of David unto her house which Solomon had eves and my heart shall be there perpetually built for her : then did he build Millo.

4 And if tlion will walk before me, as David thy 25 11 And three times in a year did Solomon offather walked, in integrity of heart, and in up-rer burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the rightness, to do according to all that I have coni-laltar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt manded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. judgments:

So he finished the house. 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy king- 26 11 And king Solomon made a navy of ships don upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. upon the throne or Israel.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, 6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the ye or your children, and will not keep my con- servants of Solomon. inandments and my statutes which I have set be- 28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from fore you, but go and serve other gods, and wor-thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and ship then :

brought it to king Solonion. 7 Then will I cut off Israel ont of the land which

CHAP. X. I have given them; and this house which I have

Queen of Sheba visits Solomon. hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; AND when the queen of Sheba heard of the and Israel shall be a proverb and a by-word aniong famc of Solomon concerning the name of the all people :

LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. 8 And at this house, which is high, every one 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall train, with camels that bare spices, and very much hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD gold, and precious stones: and when she was done thus unto this land, and to this house ? come to Solornon, she cominuned with him of

9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook all that was in her heart. the LORD their God, who brouglit forth their fa- 3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there thers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken was not any thing hid from the king, which he hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, told her not. and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Soupon them all this evil.

Ilomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, lo And it came to pass at the end of twenty 5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of years, when Solomon had built the two houses, lhis servants, and the attendance of his ministers, the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and his Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished ascent by which he went up unto the house u

verb and a by-word among Lord, she came to pagerusalem with a ver

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