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David's gifts for the temple: I. CHRONICLES.

His thanksgiving. 20 And David said to Solomon his son, i LORD: and David the king also rejoiced Be strong, and of good courage, and do it: with great joy. fear not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD 10° Wherefore David blessed the God, even my God, will be with thee; he LORD before all the congregation: and will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of thou hast finished all the work for the ser- Israel our father, for ever and ever. vice of the house of the LORD.

11 Thine, OʻLORD, is the greatness, 21 And behold, the courses of the priests and the power, and the glory, and the vicand the Levites, even they shall be with tory, and the majesty: for all that is in the thee for all the service of the house of God: heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is and there shall be with thee for all manner the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted of workmanship every willing skilful man, as head above all. for any manner of service: also the princes 12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and all the people will be wholly at thy and thou reignest over all; and in thy commandment.

hand is power and might; and in thy CHAP. XXIX.

hand it is to make great, and to give FURTHER MORE Dravidithe king said strength unto allo

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is thee, and praise thy glorious name. yet young and tender, and the work is 14 But who am I, and what is my peogreat; for the palace is not for man, but ple, that we should be able to offer so will, for the LORD God.

ingly after this sort? for all things come of 2 Now I have prepared with all my thee, and of thine own have we given thee. might for the house of my God the gold 15 For we are strangers before thee, for things to be made of gold, and the sil- and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our ver for things of silver, and the brass for days on the earth are as a shadow, and things of brass, the iron for things of iron, there is none abiding. and wood for things of wood; onyx-stones, 16 O LORD our God, all this store that and stones to be set, glistering stones, and we have prepared to build thee, a house of divers colours, and ail manner of pre- for thy holy name cometh of thy hand, cious stones, and marble stones in abun- and is all thine own. dance.

17 I know also, my God, that thou 3. Moreover, because I have set my af- triest the heart, and hast pleasure in upsection to the house of my God, I have of rightness. As for me, in the uprightness mine own proper good, of gold and silver, of my heart I have willingly offered all which I have given to the house of my these things: and now bave I seen with God, over and above all that I have pre-joy thy people, which are present here, to pared for the holy house,

offer willingly unto thee. 4 Even three thousand talents of gold, 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in talents of refined silver, to overlay the the imagination of the thoughts of the walls of the houses withal:

heart of thy people, and prepare their 5 The gold for things of gold, and the heart unto thee: silver for things of silver, and for all man- 19 And give unto Solomon my son a ner of work to be made by the hands of perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, artificers. And who then is willing to con- thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to secrate his service this day unto the Lord? do all these things, and to build the palace,

6 q Then the chief of the fathers and for the which I have made provision. princes of the tribes of Israel, and the cap- 20 | And David said to all the congre. tains of thousands and of hundreds, with gation, Now bless the LORD your

God. the rulers over the king's work, offered And all the congregation blessed the LORD willingly,

God of their fathers, and bowed down 7 And gare for the service of the house their heads, and worshipped the LORD, of God of gold five thousand talents and and the king. ten thousand drams, and silver ten thou- 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto sand talents, and of brass eighteen thou- the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings unto sand talents, and one hundred thousand the LORD, on the morrow after that day, talents of iron.

even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, 8 And they with whom precious stones and a thousand lambs, with their drinkwere found

gave them to the treasure of offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for the house of the LORD, by the hand of Je-all Israel: hiel the Gershonite.

22 And did eat and drink before the 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that| LORD on that day with great gladness, they offered willingly, because with per- And they made Solomon the son of Darid fect heart they ofered willingly to the king the second time, and anointed him

The death of Davrd.

CHAP. I, II. Solomon's offering at Gibeon. unto the LORD to be the chief governor,l, 27 And the time that he reigned over and Zadok to be priest.

Israel was forty years; seven years reign23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of ed he in Hebron, and thirty and three the LORD as king instead of David his years reigned he in Jerusalem. father, and prospered; and all Israel 28 And he died in a good old age, full obeyed him.

of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon 24 And all the princes, and the mighty his son reigned in his stead. men, and all the sons likewise of king Da- 29 Now the acts of David the king, vid, submitted themselves unto Solomon first and last, behold, they are written in the king.

the book of Samuel the seer, and in the 25 And the LORD magnified Solomon ex- book of Nathan the prophet, and in the ceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and be- book of Gad the seer, stowed upon him such royal majesty as had 30 With all his reign and his might, and not been on any king before him in Israel. the times that went over him, and over

26 | Thus David the son of Jesse reign- Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the ed over all Israel.


1 The Second Book of the CHRONICLES.

this was in thy heart, and thou hast not strengthened in his kingdom, and life of thine enemies, neither yet hast askthe LORD his God was with him, and mag-ed long life; but hast asked wisdom and nified him exceedingly.

knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, judge my people, over whom I have made to the captains of thousands and of hun-thee king: dreds, and to the judges, and to every 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted governor in all Israel, the chief of the unto thee; and I will give thee riches and fathers.

wealth, and honour, such as none of the 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation kings have bad that have been before thee, with him, went to the high place that was neither shall there any after thee have the at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of like. the congtegation of God, which Moses the 13 | Then Solomon came from his servant of the Lord had made in the wil journey to the high place that was at Giderness.

beon to Jerusalem, from before the taber4 But the ark of God had David brought nacle of the congregation, and reigned up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which over Israel. David had prepared for it: for he had 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. horsemen: and he had a thousand and

5 Moreover, the brazen altar, that Be-four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand zaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had horsemen, which he placed in the chariotmade, he put before the tabernacle of the cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. LORD: and Solomon and the congregation 15 And the king made silver and gold sought unto it.

at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and 6 And Solomon went up thither to the cedar-trees made he as the sycamore-trees brazen altar before the Lord, which was that are in the vale, for abundance. at the tabernacle of the congregation, and 16 And Solomon had horses brought out offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it. of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's mer

7 In that night did God appear unto chants received the linen yarn at a price. Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what 1 17 And they fetched up, and brought shall give thee.

forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hun8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou dred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hast shewed great mercy unto David my hundred and fifty: and so brought they father, and hast made me to reign in his out horses for all khe kings of the Hittites, stead.

and for the kings of Syria, by their means. 9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise

CHAP. II. thou hast made mething evestab pebeple like A house for the delene of the Lord, and the dust of the earth in multitude. a house for his kingdom.

10 Give me now wisdom and know. 2 And Solomon told out threescore and ledge, that I may go out and come in be- ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fore this people: for who can judge this fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, thy people, that is so great?

and three thousand and six hundred to 11 And God said to Solomon, Because! oversee them.

Solomon's message to Huram. II. CHRONICLES. Measure of the temple.

3 1 And Solomon sent to Huram the 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the king of Tyre, saving, As thou didst deal barley, the oil, and the wine which my with David my father, and didst send him lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his cedars to build him a house to dwell servants; therein, even so deal with me.

16 And we will cut wood out of Le. 4 Behold, I build a house to the name banon, as much as thou shalt need : and of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to and to burn before bim sweet incense, and Joppa ; and thou shalt carry it up to Jefor the continual shew-bread, and for the rusalem. burnt-offerings morning and evening, on 17 And Solomon numbered all the the sabbaths, and on the new-moons, and strangers that were in the land of Israel, on the solemn feasts of the Lord our God. after the numbering wherewith David his This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. father had numbered them; and they were

5 And the house which I build is great: found a hundred and fifty thousand and for great is our God above all gods. three thousand and six hundred.

6 But who is able to build him a house, 18 And he set threescore and ten thouseeing the heaven and heaven of heavens sand of them to be bearers of burdens, and cannot contain him ? who am I then that I fourscore thousand to be hewers in the should build him a house, save only to mountain, and three thousand and six hunburn sacrifice before bim ?

dred overseers to set the people a-work. 7 Send me now therefore a man cunning


WHEN brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared grave with the cunning men that are with unto David his father, in the place that me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom Da- David had prepared in the threshing-floor vid my father did provide.

of Ornan the Jebusite. 8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, 2 And he began to build in the second and algum-trees out of Lebanon : (for 1 day of the second month, in the fourth year know that thy servants can skill to cut of his reign. timber in Lebanon;) and behold, my ser- 3 | Now these are the things wherein vants shall be with thy servants, Solomon was instructed for the building of

9 Even to prepare me timber in abụn- the house of God. The length by cubits dance : for the house which I am about to after the first measure was threescore curbuild shall be wonderful great.

bits, and the breadth twenty cubits. 10 And behold, I will give to thy ser- 4 And the porch that was in the front of vants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty the house, the length of it was according to thousand measures of beaten wheat, and the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, twenty thousand measures of barley, and and the height was a hundred and twenty: twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty and be overlaid it within with pure gold. thousand baths of oil.

5 And the greater house he ceiled with 11 | Then Huram the king of Tyre fir-tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, answered in writing, which be sent to So- and set thereon palm-trees and chains. lomon, Because the Lord hath loved his 6 And he garnished the house with prepeople, he hath made thee king over them. cious stones for beauty: and the gold was

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be gold of Parvaim. the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, and earth, who hath given to David the the posts, and the walls thereof, and the king a wise son, endued with prudence doors thereof, with gold; and graved and understanding, that might build a cherubims on the walls. house for the LORD, and a house for his 8 And he made the most holy house, the kingdom.

length whereof was according to the 13 And now I have sent a cunning man, breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and endued with understanding, of Huram my the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he father's,

overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 14 The son of a woman of the daugh- six hundred talents. ters of Dan, and his father was a man of 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upin brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, per chambers with gold. in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in 10 And in the most holy house he made crimson ; also to grave any manner of two cherubims of image-work, and overgraving, and to find out every device which laid them with gold. shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, 11 | And the wings of the cherubims and with the cunning men of my lord Da- were twenty cubits long : one wing of the vid thy father.

one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the


The prillars and molien sea. CHAP. IV, V. 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 liner, 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 higii, 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 14 He made also bases, and lavers made that on the right hand Jachin, and the he upon the bases; name of that on the left Boaz.

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. CHAP. IV.

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and COREOVER 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. brass.

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 18 Thus Solomon made all these vesround about.

sels 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 : 19 1 And Solomon made all the vessels 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 binder 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.

gold. 6 He made also ten lavers, and put

CHAP. V. to wash in them : such things as they

THUS all offered for the burnt-offering they washed led: 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 anong 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 29 Then Solomon assembled the elthe left.

jders of Israel, and all the heads of the

five on the right hand, and five on the left, Thor the house of the Lord, was finish


The ark brought up.

II. CHRONICLES. Solomon praises God. tribes, the chief of the fathers of the chil

CHAP. VI. tibes of hisrael, unto Jerusalem, to bring Tuled that he would dwell in the thick

the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion. darkness.

3 Wherefore all the men of Israel as- 2 But I have built a house of habita. sembled themselves unto the king in the tion for thee, and a place for thy dwelling feast which was in the seventh month.

for ever. 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and 3 And the king turned his face, and the Levites took up the ark.

blessed the whole congregation of Israel: 5 And they brought up the ark, and the and all the congregation of Israel stood. tabernacle of the congregation, and all 4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God the holy vessels that were in the taberna- of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled cle, these did the priests and the Levites that which he spake with his mouth to my bring up.

father David, saving, 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 noi build a house in, that my name might be numbered for multitude.

there; neither chose I any man to be a 7 And the priests brought in the ark of ruler over my people Israel: the covenant of the LORD unto his place, 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that to the oracle of the house, into the most my name might be there; and have chosen holy place, even under the wings of the David to be over my people Israel. cherubims:

7 Now it was in the heart of David my 8 For the cherubims spread forth their father to build a house for the name of wings over the place of the ark, and the the Lord God of Israel; cherubims covered the ark, and the staves 8 But the Lord said to David my fathereof above.

the :, Forasmuch as it was in the heart to 9 And they drew out the staves of the build a house for my name, thou didst ark, that the ends of the staves were seen well in that it was in thy heart : from the ark before the oracle ; but they 9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not build were not seen without. And there it is the house ; but thy son which shall come unto this day.

forth out of thy loins, he shall build the 10 There was nothing in the ark save house for my name. 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 1 am with the children of Israel, when they risen up in the room of David my father, came out of Egypt.

and an set on the throne of Israel, as the 11 T And it came to pass, when the LORD promised, and have built the house priests were come out in the holy place . for the name of the Lord God of Israel. for all the priests that were present were 1 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 1 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 cu, them 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 yraised 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 bast 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


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