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Solomon s other buildings.
I. KINGS. Hiram's works of the temple. lars and the thick beam were before them. and be set up the left pillar, and called the
7 | Then he made a porch for the throne name thereof Boaz. where he might judge, even the porch of 22 And upon the top of the pillars was judgment: and it was covered with cedar lily.work: so was the work of the pillars from one side of the floor to the other. finished.
8 | And his house where he dwelt had 23 | And he made a molten sea, ten another court within the porch, which was cubits from the one brim to the other: it of the like work. Solomon made also a was round all about, and his height was house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did had taken to wife, like unto this porch. compass it round about.
9 All these were of costly stones, ac- 24 And under the brim of it round about cording to the measures of hewed stones, there were knops compassing it, ten in a sawed with saws, within and without, even cubit, compassing the sea round about: from the foundation unto the coping, and the knops were cast in two rows, when it so on the outside toward the great court. was cast.
10 And the foundation was of costly 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three stones, even great stones; stones of ten looking toward the north, and three lookcubits, and stones of eight cubits. ing toward the west, and three looking
11 And above were costly stones, after toward the south, and three looking tothe measures of hewed stones, and cedars. ward the east: and the sea was set above
12 And the great court round about was upon them, and all their hinder parts were with three rows of hewed stones, and a inward. row of cedar beams, both for the inner 26 And it was a hand-breadth thick, court of the house of the LORD, and for and the brim thereof was wrought like the the porch of the house.
brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it 13 1 And king Solomon sent and fetch-contained two thousand baths. ed Hiram out of Tyre.
27 | And he made ten bases of brass; 14 He was a widow's son of the tribe four cubits was the length of one base, of Naphtali, and his father was a man of and four cubits the breadth thereof, and Tyre, a worker in brass ; and he was filled three cubits the height of it. with wisdom, and understanding, and cun- 28 And the work of the bases was on ning to work all works in brass. And be this manner: They had borders, and the came to king Solomon, and wrought all his borders were between the ledges: work.
29 And on the borders that were between 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of and upon the ledges there was a base above: twelve cubits did compass either of them and beneath the lions and oxen were cerabout.
tain additions made of thin work. 16 And he made two chapiters of molten 30 And every base had four brazen brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars : wheels, and plates of brass : and the four the height of the one chapiter was five cu- corners thereof bad undersetters : under bits, and the height of the other chapiter the laver were undersetters molten, at the was five cubits:
side of every addition. 17 And nets of checker-work, and 31 And the mouth of it within the chapiwreaths of chain-work, for the chapiters ter and above was a cubit: but the mouth which were upon the top of the pillars ; thereof was round after the work of the seven for the one chapiter, and seven for base, a cubit and a half: and also upon the other chapiter.
the mouth of it were gravings with their 18 And he made the pillars, and two borders, four-square, not round. rows round about upon the one net-work, 32 And under the borders were four to cover the chapiters that were upon the wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels top, with pomegranates : and so did he were joined to the base : and the height of for the other chapiter.
a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. 19 And the chapiters that were upon the 33 And the work of the wheels was like top of the pillars were of lily-work in the the work of a chariot wheel: their axle. porch, four cubits.
trees, and their nares, and their felloes, 20. And the chapiters upon the two pil- and their spokes, were all molten. lars had pomegranates also above, over 34 And there were four undersetters to against the belly which was by the net- the four corners of one base: and the un. work : and the pomegranates were two dersetters were of the very base itself. hundred in rows round about upon the 35 And in the top of the base was there other chapiter.
a round compass of half a cubit high: and on 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch the top of the base the ledges thereof and of the temple: and he set up the right the borders thereof were of the same. pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin:/ 36 For on the plates of the ledges
Ornaments and utensils.
CHAP. VIII. The dedication of the temple. thereof, and on the borders thereof, he he put among the treasures of the house of graved cherubims, lions, and palm-trees, the Lord. according to the proportion of every one,
CHAP. VIII. and additions round about.
WHEN Solomon assembled the elders bases: all of them had one casting, one tribes, the chief of the fathers of the chilmeasure, and one size.
dren of Israel, unto king Solomon in Je. 38 T Then made he ten lavers of brass: rusalem, that they might bring up the ark one laver contained forty baths: and every of the covenant of the LORD out of the laver was four cubits: and upon every one city of David, which is Zion. of the ten bases one laver.
Ź And all the men of Israel assembled 39 And he put five bases on the right themselves unto king Solomon at the feast side of the house, and five on the left side in the month Ethanim, wbich is the seventh of the house : and be set the sea on the month. right side of the house eastward, over
3 And all the elders of Israel came, and against the south.
the priests took up the ark. 40 | And Hiram made the lavers, and 4 And they brought up the ark of the the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram LORD, and the tabernacle of the congremade an end of doing all the work that he gation, and all the boly, vessels that were made king Solomon for the house of the in the tabernacle, even those did the priests LORD:
and the Levites bring up. 41 The two pillars, and the two bowls 5 And king Solomon, and all the con. of the chapiters that were on the top of the gregation of Israel, that were assembled two pillars; and the two net-works, to unto him, were with him before the ark, cover the two bowls of the chapiters which sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not were upon the top of the pillars ; be told nor numbered for multitude.
42 Ánd four hundred pomegranates for 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the two net-works, even two rows of pome- the covenant of the LORD unto his place, granates for one net-work, to cover the into the oracle of the house, to the most two bowls of the chapiters that were upon holy place, even under the wings of the the pillars;
cherubims. 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on 7 For the cherubims spread forth their the bases;
two wings over the place of the ark, and 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the cherubims covered the ark and the
staves thereof above. 45 And the pots, and the shovels, and 8 And they drew out the staves, that the the basins: and all these vessels which ends of the staves were seen out in the Hiram made to king Solomon for the house holy place before the oracle, and they were of the LORD, were of bright brass. not seen without: and there they are unto
46 In the plain of Jordan did the king this day. cast them, in the clay-ground between 9 There was nothing in the ark save the Succoth and Zarthan.
two tables of stone, which Moses put there 47 And Solomon left all the vessels un- at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant weighed, because they were exceeding with the children of Israel, when they many: neither was the weight of the brass came out of the land of Egypt. found out.
10 And it came to pass, when the priests 48 And Solomon made all the vessels were come out of the holy place, that the that pertained unto the house of the LORD: cloud filled the house of the LORD, the altar of gold, and the table of gold, 11 So that the priests could not stand whereupon the sbew-bread was, to minister because of the cloud : for the
49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, glory of the Lord had filled the house of five on the right side, and five on the left, the LORD. before the oracle, with the flowers, and 12 T Then spake Solomon, The LORD the lamps, and the tongs of gold, said that he would dwell in the thick
50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and darkness. the basins, and the spoons, and the cen- 13 I have surely built thee a house to sers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide both for the doors of the inner house, thé in for ever. most holy place, and for the doors of the 14 And the king turned his face about, house, to wit, of the temple.
and blessed all the congregation of Israel : 51 So was ended all the work that king and all the congregation of Israel stood ; Solomon made for the house of the Lord. 15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD And Solomon brought in the things which God of Israel, which spake with his mouth David his father had dedicated: even the 'unto David my father, and hath with his silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did, hand fulfilled it, saying,
The prayer of Solomon,
and has thanksgiving. 16 Since the day that I brought forth 30 And hearken thou to the supplication my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, city out of all the tribes of Israel to build when they shall pray toward this place! a house, that my name might be therein; and hear thou in heaven thy dwellingbut I chose David to be over my people place: and when thou hearest, forgive. Israel.
31 | If any man trespass against bis 17 And it was in the heart of David my neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him father to build a house for the name of to cause bim to swear, and the oath come the LORD God of Israel.
before thine altar in this house : 18 And the Lord said unto David my 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, father, Whereas it was in thy, heart to and judge thy servants, condemning the build a house unto my name, thou didst wicked, to bring his way upon his head; well that it was in thy heart.
and justifying the righteous, to give him 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the according to his righteousness. bouse; but thy son that shall come forth out 33 | When thy people Israel be smitof thy loins, he shall build the house unto ten down before the enemy, because they my name.
have sinned against thee, and shall turn 20 And the Lord hath performed his again to thee, and confess thy name, and word that he spake, and I am risen up in pray, and make supplication unto thee in the room of David my father, and sit on the this house: throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forand have built a house for the name of give the sin of thy people Israel, and bring the Lord God of Israel.
them again unto the land which thou gavest 21 And I have set there a place for the unto their fathers. ark, wherein is the covenant of the Lord, 35 T. When heaven is shut up, and there which he made with our fathers, when he is no rain, because they have sinned against brought them out of the land of Egypt. thee; if they pray toward this place, and
22 | And Solomon stood before the altar confess thy name, and turn from their sin, of the Lord in the presence of all the con- when thou afilictest them: gregation of Israel, and spread forth his 36 Then hear thou in beaven, and forhands toward heaven :
give the sin of thy servants, and of thy peo23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, ple Israel, that thou teach them the good there is no God like ihee, in heaven above, way wherein they should walk, and give or on earth beneath, who keepesi covenant rain upon thy land, which thou hast given and mercy with thy servants that walk be- to thy people for an inheritance. fore thee with all their heart:
37 If there be in the land famine, if 24 Who hast kept with thy servant Da- there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, lovid my father that thou promisedst him : cust, or if there be caterpillar; if their thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast enemy besiege them in the land of their fulfilled it with thy hand, as it is this day. cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sick.
25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, ness there be ; keep with thy servant David my father that 38 What prayer and supplication soever thou promisedst him, saying, There shall be made by any man, or by all thy people not fail thee a inan in my sight to sit on the Israel, which shall know every man the throne of Israel; so that thy children take plague of his own heart, and spread forth heed to their way, that they walk before his hands toward this house : me as thou hast walked before me.
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwell26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy ing-place, and forgive, and do, and give word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou to every man according to his ways, whose spakest unto thy servant David my father. heart thou knowest ; (for thou, even thou
27 But will God indeed dwes on the only, knowest the hearts of all the children earth? behold the heaveu and heaven of of men ;) heavens cannot contain thee; how much 40 That they may fear thee all the days less this house that I have builded ? that they live in the land which thou gavest
28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer unto our fathers. of thy servant, and to his supplication, o 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out and to the prayer, which thy servant pray- of a far country for tby name's sake; eth before thee to-day:
42 (For they shall hear of thy great 29 That thine eyes may be open to- name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy ward this house night and day, even to- stretched-out arm;) when he shall come ward the place of which thou hast said, and pray toward this house; My name shall be there : that thou mayest 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwellinghearken unto the prayer which thy servant place, and do according to all that the shall make toward this place.
Istranger calleth to thee for: that all peo
at the dedication.
CHAP. IX. God's covenant with Solomon. ple of the earth may know thy name, to that he promised: there hath not failed one fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that word of all his good promise, which he prothey may know that this house which 1 mised by the hand of Moses his servant. have builded is called by thy name. 57 The Lord our God be with us, as he
44 9 Ifthy people goout to battle against was with our fathers : let him not leave us, their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send nor forsake us: them, and shall pray unto the Lord to- 58 That he may incline our hearts unto ward the city which thou hast chosen, and him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep toward the house that I have built for thy his commandments, and his statutes, and name.
his judgments, which he commanded our 45 Then hear thou in heaven their fathers. prayer and their supplication, and main-, 59 And let these my words wherewith tain their cause.
I have made supplication before the LORD, 46 If they sin against thee, (for there is be nigh unto the Lord our God day and no man that sinneth not,) and thou be an- night, that he maintain the cause of his gry with them and deliver them to the ene- servant, and the cause of his people Israel my, so that they carry them away captives at all times, as the matter shall require : unto the land of the enemy, far or near; 60 That all the people of the earth may
47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves know that the LORD is God, and that there in the land whither they were carried cap- is none else. tives, and repent, and make supplication 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect unto thee in the land of them that carried with the LORD our God, to walk in his stathem captives, saying, We have sinned, tutes, and to keep his commandments, as and bave done perversely, we have com- at this day. mitted wickedness;
62 And the king, and all Israel with 48 And so return unto thee with all their him, offered sacrifice before the Lord. heart, and with all their soul, in the land 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of of their enemies which led them away cap- peace-offerings, which he offered unto the tive, and pray unto thee toward their land, Lord, two and twenty thousand oren, and which thou gavest unto their fathers, the a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. city which thou hast chosen, and the house So the king and all the children of Israel which I have built for thy name:
dedicated the house of the Lord. 49 Then hear thou their prayer and 64 The same day did the king hallow their supplication in heaven thy dwelling- the middle of the court that was before the place, and maintain their cause, House of the LORD: for there he offered
50 And forgive thy people that have sin- burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, and ned against thee, and all their transgres- the fat of the peace-offerings : because the sions wherein they have transgressed brazen altar that was before the LORD was against thee, and give them compassion be- too little to receive the burnt-offerings, and fore them who carried them captive, that meat-offerings, and the fat of the peacethey may have compassion on them: offerings.
51 For they be thy people, and thine in- 65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, heritance, which thou broughtest forth outor and all Israel with bim, a great congrega: Egypt, from the midstof the fumaceof iron: tion, from the entering in of Hamath unto
52 That thine eyes may be open unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our the supplication of thy servant, and unto God, seven days and seven days, even fourthe supplication of thy people Israel, to teen days. bearken unto them in all that they call for 66 On the eighth day he sent the people unto thee.
away: and they blessed the king, and went 53 For thou didst separate them from unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for among all the people of the earth, to be all the goodness that the Lord had done for thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the David his servant, and for Israel his people. hand of Moses thy servant, when thou
CHAP. IX. broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, o Alinished the building of the house of Lord God.
54 And it was so, that when Solomon the Lord, and the king's house, and all Sohad made an end of praying all this prayer lomon's desire which he was pleased to do, and supplication unto the Lord, he arose 2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon from before the altar of the LORD, from the second time, as he had appeared unto kneeling on his knees with his hands spread him at Gibeon. up to heaven.
3 And the Lord said unto him, I have 55 And he stood and blessed all the con-heard thy prayer and thy supplication that gregation of Israel witha loud voice, saying, thou hast made before me: I have hallow
56 Blessed be me Lord, that hath given ed this house, which thou hast built, to put rest unto his people Israel, according to all my name there for ever; and mine eyes Presents of Solomon and Hiram. I. KINGS. Solomon's yearly sacrifices. and my heart shall be there perpetually. I 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the
4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as wilderness, in the land, David thy father walked, in integrity of 19 And all the cities of store that Solo. heart, and in uprightness, to do accord- mon had, and cities for his chariots, and ing to all that I have commande! thee, cities for his horsemen, and that which and wilt keep my statutes and m; judg - Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, ments :
and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his 5 Then I will establish the throne of dominion. thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as 1 20 And all the people that were left of promised to David thy father, saying, the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, There shall not fail thee a man upon the and Jebusites, which were not of the chile throne of Israel.
dren of Israel, 6 But if ye shall at all turn from follow-. 21 Their children that were left after ing me, ye or your children, and will not them in the land, whom the children of keep my commandments and my statutes Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, which I have set before you, but go and upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of serve other gods, and worship them: bond-service unto this day.
7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the 22 But of the children of Israel did So. land which I have given them; and this lomon make no bond-men: but they were house which I have hallowed for my name, men of war, and his servants, and his will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall princes, and his captains, and rulers of his he a proverb and a by-word among all chariots, and his horsemen. pcople:
23 These were the chief of the officers 8 And at this house, which is high, every that were over Solomon's work, five bunote that passeth by it shall be astonished, dred and fifty, which bare rule over the and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why people that wrought in the work. hath the LORD done thús unto this land, 24 1 But Pharaoh's daughter came up and to this house?
out of the city of David unto her house 9 And they shall answer, Because they which Solomon had built for her: then did forsook the Lord their God, who brought he build Millo. forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, 25 | And three times in a year did Soloand have taken hold upon other gods, and mon offer burnt-offerings and peace-offerbave worshipped them, and served them: ings upon the altar which he built unto the therefore hath the Lord brought upon Lord, and he bumt incense upon the aliar them all this evil.
that was before the Lord. So he finished 10 | And it came to pass at the end of the house. twenty years, when Solomon had built the 26 | And king Solomon made a navy two houses, the house of the Lord, and of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside the king's house,
Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had land of Edom. furuislied Solomon with cedar-trees and 27 And Hiram sent in the nary his serfir-trees, and with gold, according to all vants, shipmen that had knowledge of the his desire,) that then king Solomon gave sea, with the servants of Solomon. Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched
12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to from thence gold, four hundred and twenty see the cities which Solomon had given talents, and brought it to king Solomon. him; and they pleased him not.
CHAP. X. which thou hast given me, my brother? of the fame of Solomon concerning And he called them the land of Cabul unto the name of the LORD, she came to prove this day.
him with hard questions. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a talents of gold.
very great train, with camels that hare 15 | And this is the reason of the levy spices, and very inuch gold, and precious which king Solomon raised; for to build stones: and when she was come to Solothe house of the LORD, and his own house, mon, she communed with him of all that and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and was in her heart. Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
3 And Solomon told her all her ques16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone tions: there was not any thing hid from up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with the king, which he told her not. fire, and slain the Canaaniies that dwelt in And when the queen of Sheba had the city, and given it for a present unto seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house his daughter, Solomon's wife.
that he had built, 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth- 5 And the meat of his table, and the koron the nether,
sitting of his servants, and the attendance