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The vessels of the temple.

wall of the house: and the other wing was 8 He made also ten tables, and placed likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of them in the temple, five on the right side, the other cherub. and five on the left. And he made a

12 And one wing of the other cherub hundred basons of gold. was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the 9 Furthermore he made the court of house: and the other wing was five cubits the priests, and the great court, and doors also, joining to the wing of the other for the court, and overlaid the doors of cherub. them with brass.

13 The wings of these cherubims spread 10 And he set the sea on the right side themselves forth twenty cubits: and they of the east end, over against the south. stood on their feet, and their faces were 11 And Huram made the pots, and the inward. shovels, and the basons. And Huram 14 ¶ And he made the vail of blue, and finished the work that he was to make for purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and king Solomon for the house of God; wrought cherubims thereon. 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the

15 Also he made before the house two pommels, and the chapiters which were on pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the top of the two pillars, and the two the chapiter that was on the top of each of wreaths to cover the two pommels of the them was five cubits. chapiters which were on the top of the

16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, pillars; and put them on the heads of the pillars 13 And four hundred pomegranates on and made a hundred pomegranates, and the two wreaths; two rows of pomeput them on the chains. granates on each wreath, to cover the two 17 And he reared up the pillars before pommels of the chapiters which were upon the temple, one on the right hand, and the the pillars. other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the he upon the bases; name of that on the left Boaz.



14 He made also bases, and lavers made

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and OREOVER he made an altar of the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, brass, twenty cubits the length there- did Huram his father make to king Soloof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, mon for the house of the LORD,of bright and ten cubits the height thereof.


2 Also he made a molten sea of ten 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cubits from brim to brim, round in com-cast them, in the clay ground between pass, and five cubits the height thereof; Succoth and Zeredathah. and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

19 T And Solomon made all the vessels

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of 3 And under it was the similitude of the brass could not be found out. oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round that were for the house of God, the golden about. Two rows of oxen were cast, altar also, and the tables whereon the when it was cast. shew-bread was set;

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three look- 20 Moreover the candlesticks with their ing toward the north, and three looking lamps, that they should burn after the toward the west, and three looking to- manner before the oracle, of pure gold; ward the south, and three looking toward 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the east: and the sea was set above upon the tongs, made he of gold, and that perthem, and all their hinder parts were in-fect gold; ward.

22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and 5 And the thickness of it was a hand- the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: breadth, and the brim of it like the work and the entry of the house, the inner doors of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; thereof for the most holy place, and the and it received and held three thousand doors of the house of the temple, were of baths.



6 ¶ He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, for the house of the LORD was finishTHUS all the work that Solomon made to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt-offering they washed ed: and Solomon brought in all the things in them; but the sea was for the priests to that David his father had dedicated; and wash in. the silver, and the gold, and all the instru7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold ments, put he among the treasures of the according to their form, and set them in the house of God. temple, five on the right hand, and five on! 2 T Then Solomon assembled the eljders of Israel, and all the heads of the

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Solomon praises God.


tribes of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring aid that he would dwell in the thick HEN said Solomon, The LORD hath up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is 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 elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.

5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.


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

3 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,

6 Also king Solomon, and all the con- 5 Since the day that I brought forth my gregation of Israel that were assembled people out of the land of Egypt I chose unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep no city among all the tribes of Israel to and oxen, which could not be told no build a house in, that my name might be numbered for multitude. there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:

7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:

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

9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

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 a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel;

8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thy heart:

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

10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein 10 The LORD therefore hath performed at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant his word that he hath spoken: for I am with the children of Israel, when they risen up in the room of David my father, came out of Egypt. and ani set on the throne of Israel, as the 11 ¶ And it came to pass, when the LORD promised, and have built the house priests were come out of the holy place for the name of the LORD God of Israel. (for all the priests that were present were 11 And in it have I put the ark, wheresanctified, and did not then wait by in is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.


12 Also the Levites which were the! 12 And he stood before the altar of singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, the LORD in the presence of all the conof Jeduthun, with their sons and their gregation of Israel, and spread forth his brethren; being arrayed in white linen, hands:

having cymbals and psalteries and harps, 13 (For Solomon had made a brazen stood at the east end of the altar, and with scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cuthem a hundred and twenty priests sound-bits broad, and three cubits high, and had ing with trumpets :) set it in the midst of the court: and upon it

13 It came even to pass, as the trum- he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees peters and singers were as one, to make before all the congregation of Israel, and one sound to be heard in praising and spread forth his hands toward heaven,) thanking the LORD; and when they lifted 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, up their voice with the trumpets and cym- there is no God like thee in the heaven, bals and instruments of music, and praised nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that mercy endureth for ever: that then the walk before thee with all their hearts: house was filled with a cloud, even the 15 Thou which hast kept with thy serhouse of the LORD; vant David my father that which thou hast 14 So that the priests could not stand promised him; and spakest with thy to minister by reason of the cloud: for the mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy glory of the LORD had filled the house of hand, as it is this day. God. 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Is

Solomon's prayer at the


dedication of the temple. rael, keep with thy servant David my fa- or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their ther that which thou hast promised him, enemies besiege them in the cities of their saying, There shall not fail thee a man in land; whatsoever sore, or whatsoever my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; sickness there be: yet so that thy children take heed to their 29 Then what prayer, or what suppliway to walk in my law, as thou hast walked cation soever shall be made of any man, before me. or of all thy people Israel, when every one 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, shall know his own sore, and his own let thy word be verified, which thou hast grief, and shall spread forth his hands in spoken unto thy servant David. this house;

18 But will God in very deed dwell 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy with men on the earth? Behold, heaven dwelling-place, and forgive, and render and the heaven of heavens cannot contain unto every man according unto all his thee; how much less this house which I ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for have built! thou only knowest the hearts of the chil

19 Have respect therefore to the rayer dren of men :)

of thy servant, and to his supplication, O 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry thy ways, so long as they live in the land and the prayer which thy servant prayeth which thou gavest unto our fathers.

before thee:

32 Moreover, concerning the stran

20 That thine eyes may be open upon ger, which is not of thy people Israel, but this house day and night, upon the place is come from a far country for thy great whereof thou hast said, that thou would- name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and est put thy name there; to hearken unto thy stretched-out arm; if they come and the prayer which thy servant prayeth to- pray in this house;

ward this place.

33 Then hear thou from the heavens,

21 Hearken therefore unto the suppli-even from thy dwelling-place, and do accations of thy servant, and of thy people cording to all that the stranger calleth to Israel, which they shall make toward this thee for; that ali people of the earth may place: hear thou from thy dwelling-place, know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy even from heaven; and when thou hearest, people Israel, and may know that this house forgive.

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


24 ¶ And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in 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 unto 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 is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them 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;

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. 38 If they return to thee with all their 26 ¶ When the heaven is shut up, and heart and with all their soul in the land of there is no rain, because they have sinned their captivity, whither they have carried against thee; yet if they pray toward this them captives, and pray toward their place, and confess thy name, and turn land which thou gavest unto their fathers, from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; and toward the city which thou hast 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and chosen, and toward the house which I forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy have built for thy name; people Israel, when thou hast taught them 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, the good way wherein they should walk; even from thy dwelling-place, their prayer and send rain upon thy land, which thou and their supplications, and maintain their hast given unto thy people for an inherit-cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.


↑ 28 If there be dearth in the land, if 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, there be pestilence, if there be blasting, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be at

Solomon's solemn sacrifice.


God appears to hım. tent unto the prayer that is made in this place, the house of the LORD, and in his own 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, house, he prosperously effected. into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of 12 ¶ And the LORD appeared to Solothy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, mon by night, and said unto him, I have be clothed with salvation, and let thy heard thy prayer, and have chosen this saints rejoice in goodness. place to myself for a house of sacrifice.

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



13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I cominand the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

TOW when Solomon had made an end 14 If my people, which are called by of praying, the fire came down from my name, shall humble themselves, and heaven, and consumed the burnt-offering pray, and seek my face, and turn from and the sacrifices; and the glory of the their wicked ways; then will I hear from LORD filled the house. heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house. 3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified of the LORD upon the house, they bowed this house, that my name may be there for themselves with their faces to the ground ever: and mine eyes and my heart shall upon the pavement, and worshipped, and be there perpetually.

praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; 17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk befor his mercy endureth for ever. fore me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and

4 T Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.

5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice my judgments: of twenty and two thousand oxen, and a 18 Then will I establish the throne of hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So thy kingdom according as I have covethe king and all the people dedicated the nanted with David thy father, saying, house of God. There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music 19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my of the LORD, which David the king had statutes and my commandments, which I made to praise the LORD, because his mercy have set before you, and shall go and serve endureth for ever, when David praised by other gods, and worship them; their ministry; and the priests sounded 20 Then will I pluck them up by the trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. roots out of my land which I have given 7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the mid- them; and this house, which I have sancdle of the court that was before the house tified for my name, will I cast out of my of the LORD for there he offered burnt-sight, and will make it to be a proverb and offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, a by-word among all nations. because the brazen altar which Solomon 21 And this house, which is high, shall had made was not able to receive the be an astonishment to every one that passburnt-offerings, and the meat-offerings, eth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath and the fat. the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

8 ¶ Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with 22 And it shall be answered, Because him, a very great congregation, from the they forsook he LORD God of their fathers, entering in of Hamath unto the river of which brought them forth out of the land Egypt. of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and 9 And in the eighth day they made a worshipped them, and served them: theresolemn assembly for they kept the dedi- fore hath he brought all this evil upon them. cation of the altar seven days, and the CHAP. VIII. feast seven days.

10 And on the three and twentieth day AND it came to pass at the end of twenty

years, wherein Solomon had built of the seventh month he sent the people the house of the LORD, and his own house, away into their tents, glad and merry in 2 That the cities which Huram had reheart for the goodness that the LORD had stored to Solomon, Solomon built them, shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and and caused the children of Israel to dwell to Israel his people. there.

11 Thus Solomon finished the house of 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, the LORD, and the king's house and all and prevailed against it.

that came into Solomon's heart to make in

4 And he built Tadmor in the wilder

Solomon's festival sacrifices.

CHAP. IX. The queen of Sheba visits him. ness, and all the store-cities, which he of his servants, ships, and servants that built in Hamath. had knowledge of the sea; and they went 5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and and Beth-horon the nether, fenced-cities, took thence four hundred and fifty talents with walls, gates, and bars; of gold, and brought them to king Solomon. CHAP. IX.

of the fame of Solomon, she came

6 And Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the chariotcities, and the cities of the horsemen, and AND when the queen of Sheba heard all that Solomon desired to build in Jeru- to prove Solomon with hard questions at salem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all Jerusalem, with a very great company, the land of his dominion. and camels that bare spices, and gold in

7 As for all the people that were left abundance, and precious stones: and when of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the she was come to Solomon, she communed Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebus- with him of all that was in her heart. ites, 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.

2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.

3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but 4 And the meat of his table, and the sitthey were men of war, and chief of his ting of his servants, and the attendance of captains, and captains of his chariots and his ministers, and their apparel; his cuphorsemen. bearers also, and their apparel; and his

10 And these were the chief of king So-ascent by which he went up into the house lomon's officers, even two hundred and of the LORD; there was no more spirit in fifty, that bare rule over the people.


11 And Solomon brought up the daugh- 5 And she said to the king, It was a ter of Pharaoh out of the city of David true report which I heard in mine own unto the house that he had built for her: land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the 6 Howbeit, I believed not their words, house of David king of Israel, because the until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: places are holy, whereunto the ark of the and behold, the one half of the greatness LORD hath come. of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.

12 T Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are LORD, which he had built before the porch, these thy servants, which stand continu13 Even after a certain rate every day, ally before thee, and hear thy wisdom. offering according to the commandment of 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new-delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, moons, and on the solemn feasts, three to be king for the LORD thy God: because times in the year, even in the feast of un- thy God loved Israel, to establish them for leavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, ever, therefore made he thee king over and in the feast of tabernacles. them, to do judgment and justice.

14 ¶ And he appointed, according to 9 And she gave the king a hundred and the order of David his father, the courses twenty talents of gold, and of spices great of the priests to their service, and the Le-abundance, and precious stones: neither vites to their charges, to praise and minis- was there any such spice as the queen of ter before the priests, as the duty of every Sheba gave king Sulomon.

day required: the porters also by their 10 And the servants also of Huram, and courses at every gate: for so had David the servants of Solomon, which brought the man of God commanded. gold from Ophir, brought algum-trees and precious stones.

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

11 And the king made of the algum-trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalte16 Now all the work of Solomon was ries for singers: and there were none such prepared unto the day of the foundation seen before in the land of Judah. of the house of the LORD, and until it was 12 And king Solomon gave to the queen finished. So the house of the LORD was of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she perfected. asked, besides that which she had brought 17 ¶ Then went Solomon to Ezion-ge- unto the king. So she turned, and went away ber, and to Eloth, at the sea-side in the to her own land, she and her servants. land of Edom. 13 ¶ Now the weight of gold that came 18 And Huram sent him by the hands to Solomon in one year was six hundred

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