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3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.1 4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.


k much as
the dust
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5 Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, i hem Nu.27.17. put before the tabernacle of the LORD and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it.

o c.9.22.

p Mat.6.33.



4 Behold, I build a house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn a before him sweet incense, and for the continual shew-bread, and for the burntofferings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.

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

6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing * the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I

sacrifice before him?

7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast 1 Ki.10.16, should build him a house, save only to burn showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.


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12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and P I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.


14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance.

16 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 fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty and so brought they out horses for all


81 Ki. 10.27,
Job 22.24.

t gave.

forth of
the horses
was Solo-

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, the going 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, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,

▼ hands.

a 1 Ki.5.2,

1 KL.5.1.

1 Ch.14.1.
incense of



f Ex.25.30.


9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be Wonderful great.

10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thouLe.24.5..9 sand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil. 11 ¶ Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

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13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in 10.10, blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also Re. 10.6. to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning 14. men of my lord David thy father.

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Building of Solomon's temple. 2 CHRONICLES.-CHAP. III., IV.

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

16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as • much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to "Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

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A. M. 2989.
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t according

The courts, instruments, &c.

15 ¶ Also he made before the house two pillars P of thirty and five cubits high, and the to all thy chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.


u Japho.
Jos. 19.46.
Ac. 9.36.

vi Ki.9.20,

the men,

the tran

17 And Solomon numbered all strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found a hundred and fifty thousand and three thou-AM 2993. sand and six hundred.

18 And he set threescore and ten thousand 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.

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B. C. 1011. a 1 Ki.6.1, &c.

b Ge.222,


or, which

was seen

of David
his father.


e or, Arau-

f founded.




16 And he made chains as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made a 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; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz. S


1 The altar of brass. 2 The molten sea upon twelve oxen. 6 The ten lavers, candle sticks, and tables. 9 The courts, and the instruments of brass. 19 The instruments of gold.

OREOVER he made an altar of brass, M twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

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2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast. Is. 54.11, 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking Re.21.18. toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.





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

5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir tree, which he 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.

A. M.
B. C.


5 And the thickness of it was a hand-breadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, d with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in n Ex.96.31. them such things as they offered for the caused to burnt-offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on p1 the walls.

8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents. 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.


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

8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he make a hundred basins of gold.


9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.

11 ¶ And Huram made the pots, and the shoe from his vels, and the basins. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;

his brim.

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e the work

of burnt


11 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cu-f bits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub. 12 And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also, join-hor, ing to the wing of the other cherub.

He. 8.5.


i 1 Ki.6.36.
jor, bowls.
k finished
to make.


13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were m inward. 1 face of 14 And he made the vail" of blue, and pur-m 1 Ki.7.27, ple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.


n or, cal

12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the pillars;

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.

14 He made also m bases, and "lavers made he upon the bases;

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did Hu

Solemn induction of the ark.

Solomon's blessing.

2 CHRONICLES.-CHAP. V., VI. ram his father make to King Solomon for the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty house of the LORD of P bright brass. priests sounding with trumpets:)

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17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass 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 shew-bread r was set;

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold; 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that "perfect gold; 22 And the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.



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A. M. 2993..3000.

B. C. 1011..1004.

o 1 Ki.7.14,


p made bright, or, scoured.

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r Ex 25.30.

8 Ex.27.20, 21.

t Ex.25.31, &c.

u perfec tions of gold.

or, bowls. A. M. 3000.

B. C. 1004. a 1 Ki.7.51. b1Ch.22.14 el Ki.8.1, &c.

d Nu. 10.33, 36.

e 2 Sa. 6.12.

87.2. 132.13..17

c.7.8.10. hPa 1328. ¡Ex.37.7.9

He. 9.4,5.

1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The solemn induction of the ark into the oracle. 11 God
being praised giveth a visible sign of lus favour.
a all the work that Solomon made f P.2.6.
for the house of the LORD was finished:
and Solomon brought in 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.
2 T Then Solomon assembled the elders of
.srael, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief
of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto
Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the cove- 1 De. 10.2..5.
nant 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.

Ex 37.3.5 or, they

are there, as 1K1.8.8

m or, where. n found.

o c.35.4. p1 Ch.25.1.

13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth 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 house of God.


1 Solomon, having blessed the people, bleaseth God. 12 Solomon's prayer in the consecration of the temple, upon the brazen scaffold.


HEN said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 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,

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 a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose ĺ any man to be a 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 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 41Ch 1524 house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thy heart:

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6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, a 1 Ki.8.12, in the room of David my father, and am set which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.


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. 10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant 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:

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12 Also P the Levites which were the singers, 43 all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being ar-e15 rayed in white linen, having cymbals and psal-r1 Ch.22.9. teries and harps, stood at the east end of the ver.4.

Da. 9.4.

Jon 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 the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.

12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, of five cubits " long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneel-. ed down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,

14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is P no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and showest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

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Solomon's prayer at the thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not "fail thee a 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.

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17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.

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B. C. 1004.

t 2 Sa.7.12.. 16.

I KI.2.4.

a man be P12.12

cut off.

w Ex 29.45,


18.66.1. Ac. 7.49.

z or, in. a pray.

b c.30.27.

che require

an sath of him.

18 But will God in very deed dwell with 26 men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how y Ps. 121.4. much less this house which I have built! 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place.



21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou hearest, 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;

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dedication of the temple.

from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched-out arm; if they come and pray in this house; 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

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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 thy name the prayer that is made in this place.

is called

upon this house.

wc. 14.11,12. 20.4, &c.

26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, F.7.20 when thou dost afflict them;

x Pa 9.3,4. y or, right.


1 Jn.1.8.

a they that


41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

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


carry them

27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Isael, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send bring back rain i upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.


to their

e Je. 29.12.. 14.

e Da.9.16..



prayer of this place.

28 If there be 1 dearth in the land, if thered Da. 5.10. be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies be-for siege them in the cities of their land; whatso-g to the ever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: 29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore 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 P render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men :)

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1 God having given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the temple, the people worship him. 4 Solomon's solemn sacrifice. 8 Solomon, having kept the feast of tabernacles, and the feast of the dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people. 12 God appearing to Solomon, giveth him promises upon condition. OW 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 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 of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.


Then the king and all the people offered Eze. 10.3, sacrifices before the LORD.

c c.5.13,14.


d 1Ch.16.41 c.20 21. PH. 103.17. 136.1. He. 7.24,


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

God appears to Solomon.


6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, 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.

B. C. 1004.

e 1 Ch.15.16


8 c.5.12

h Jos. 13.3,5.

i restraint.


7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord: for there he offered burnt-offerings, Ki91, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made wask De. 125. not able to receive the burnt-offerings, and the meat-offerings, and the fat.

8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

1 c.6,26.28.
Pa 107.34

m upon
whom my
name is

9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn Ja.4.10.
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 had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people. 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.


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13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble " themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from 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.

16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

o Ac.9.11.

p Is. 45.19.
La. 3.40,

q Is.59.20.

r c.6.27,30.

Solomon's buildings.

brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and la d hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.


1 Solomon's buildings. 7 The Geutiles which were left Solomon made tributaries; but the Israelites rulers. 11 Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house. 12 Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices. 14 He appointeth the priests and Levites to their places 17 The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir,

AND it came to pass at the end of twenty

years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed against it.

4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath. 5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-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 that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in 'Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.


7¶As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, prayer of and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel,

s to the
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17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments; 18 Then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted i 31. with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

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19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my sta-k Jn.10.23. tutes and my commandments, which I have 1 Ex. 29.38. set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; .

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

21 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? 22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which

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11 ¶ And Solomon brought up the daughter i of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are › holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come. 12 Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings 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 the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses" of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so Phad David the man of God commanded.

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

16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.

17 ¶ Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and 2K14.2 to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

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