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pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

+ Or, set me

Or, of Ma. hanaim, Gen, xxxii, 2.

thine bead like purple; the king is * held in the galleries. 6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for de7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts 8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold ters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down t sweetly, causing the lips I of those + Heb.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let vi. 3. 12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the mne flourish, whether the tender grape g appear, and the

9 My dove, my undefiled is but one'; she is the only one A. C. 1001. of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits
of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and
the pomegranates budded.
12 * Or ever I was aware, my soul + made me like the Heb

. I knew chariots of Ammi-nadib.

13 Return, return, Ó Shulamite ; return, return, that on the chariots we may look

upon thee. What will ye see in the Shu- people. lamite? As it were the company of two armies.

SONG OF SOLOMON VII. 1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

,2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor

: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with Heb. mir. 3 'Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are s ch. iv. 5. twins.

4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpols in Heshbon

, by the gate of Bath-rabbim : thy nose is as the lower of Lebanon which looketh toward DaThine head upon thee is like || Carmel, and the hair of \ Or, crimson.


Or, of the beloved's, and his desire is toward me.


# Heb. bound.


to clusters of grapes.

that are asleep to speak. 10 ĐI my


wa bodge in the villages.

t ch. ii. 16. &

A.C, 1001.

13 The "mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

u Gen, xxx.

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should not de. spise me.

z ch. ii. 7. & iii. 5.

should ye stir

à ch. iii. 6.

SONG OF SOLOMON VIII. 1 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts

of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would Heb. they kiss thee; yea, * I should not be despised.

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's

house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink * Prov. ix. 2 of * spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. y ch. it. 6. 3 ; His left hand should be under my head, and his right

hand should embrace me.

4 : I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, + that ye stir Heb, why not up, nor awake my love, until he please. up, or, why,

5 • Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved ? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

6 | Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon * Heb. hard. thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is Icruel

as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

8 9 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

9 If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver : and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I Heb. peace. in his eyes as one that found § favour.

11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers, every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.

14 ? || Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

|| Heb. Flee away.


14. Deut. xvi.

Greatness of Solomon-Visit of the Queen of Sheba. !

1 KINGS IX. ver. 15, 16. 15 © And this is the reason of the levy which king Solo- A.C. 992. i mon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his

own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor,
and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 Fór Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken
Cezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that
dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daugh-
ter, Solomon's wife.

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 e day, offering accord- 2 Exod. xxix. ing to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and

on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, b three times 5 Exod. xxiij. | in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the 18.

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 cl Chron.
Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the

, as the duty of every day required : the d porters also ? Chronix. by their courses at every gate: for * so had David the man Heb. wwas

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

16 Now all the work of Sclomon 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.

1 Kings IX. Ver. 25. TO THE END.
25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt
offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built
into the Lord, and he burnt incense + upon the altar that + Heb. upon it.
was before the Lord. So he finished the house.

* ¢ And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-
, which is beside Eloth,

on the I shore of the Red sea, * Heb. lip.
27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that
bad knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

of God commanded.

ment of David the man of

in the land of Edom.


A.C. 992.

28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Or, Elath, Deut, ii, 8.

2 CHRONICLES VIII. Ver. 17. 17 f Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to * Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

ech. vii, 2,

hinder part
$ Heb. bands.

I KINGS X. Ver. 14. TO THE END. 14 | Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold,

15 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the

traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, fOr, captains, and of the + governors of the country.

16 | And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold : six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield : and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.

19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne Heb. on the was round # behind : and there were & stays on either side

on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.

20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on | Heb. so. the other

upon the six steps : there was not || the like made in any kingdom.

21' q And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; * none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram : once in three years came the navy of Thar

shish, bringing gold, and silver, + ivory, and apes, and peaphants' teeth.


23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth

for riches and for wisdom. Heb. sought 24 | And all the earth #sought to Solomon, to hear his the face of.

wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen : and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots,

Or, there was no silver in them.

+ Or, ele.

f 2 Chron, i.

at a price.

the going

forth of the horses

Heb. by their hand,

and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the A.C. 992. cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.

27 And the king * made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, * Heb. gave. and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

28 98 + And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, Chron. i. and linen yarn : the king's merchants received the linen yarn + Heb. And

29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six which was sohundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty : and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out $ by their means.

1 KINGS IV. ver. 26-29. 26 C And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses h 2 Chron. ix. for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

27 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every in his month: they lacked nothing.

28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries, Or, males, brought they unto the place where the officers were, every beasts. man according to his charge.

1 KINGS IV. VER. 34. 34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon

, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of



or, swift

his wisdom.

xi. 31.

1 KINGS X. ver. 1-14. 1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of 12 Chron. ix. Salomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to ** 42. Luke prove him with hard questions.

2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones : and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

3 And Solomon told her all her || questions: there was not || Heb. words. any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his serrants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their . Heb. standapparel, and his + cupbearers, and his ascent by which he ing Weat up unto the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her.

6 And she said to the king, It was a true f report that I 1 Heb. word. bead in mine own land of thy & acts and of thy wisdom.

Or, butlers.

Or, sayings.

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