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574 The ark brought up. II. CHRONICLES. God gives a sign of favour. two pommels of the chapiters which place, to the oracle of the house, into the were upon the pillars.

most holy place, even under the wings of 14. He made also bascs, and lavers | the cherubims; made he upon the barcs;

8 For the cherubims spread forth their 15 One era, and twelve oxen under it. I wings over the place of the ark, and the

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and cherubims covered the ark, and the staves the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, thereof above. did Huram his father make to king Solo- 9 And they drew out the staves of the non for the house of the LORD of bright | ark, that the ends of the staves were seen brass.

|| from the ark before the oracle ; but they 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king were not seen without. And there it is cast them, in the clay ground between unto this day. Succoth and Zeredathah.

10 There was nothing in the ark save 18 Thus Solomon made all these ves- the two tables which Moses put therein sels in great abundance: for the weight at Horeb, when the LORD made a coveof the brass could not be found out. nant with the children of Israel, when

19 | And Solomon made all the ves- || they came out of Egypt. sels that were for the house of God, the 11 And it came to pass, when the priests golden altar also, and the tables whereon were come out of the holy place : (for all the shew-bread was sct;

the priests that were present were sancti20 Moreover the candlesticks with their | fied, and did not then wait by course: lamps, that they should burn after the 12 Also the Levites which were the manner before the oracle, of pure gold; singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman,

21 And the flowers, and the lamps, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their and the tongs, made he of gold, and that brethren; being arrayed in white linen, perfect gold;

having cymbals and psalteries and harps, 22 And the snuffers, and tlic basons, stood at the cast end of the altar, and and the spoons, and the censers, of pure with them an hundred and twenty priests gold; and the entry of the house, the in sounding with trumpets :) ner doors thereof for the most holy place, 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpand the doors of the house of the temple, eters and singers were as one, to make weré of gold.

one sound to be heard in praising and CHAP. V.

thanking the LORD; and when they lift1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The bringing ed up their voice with the trumpets and up of the ark of the covenant. 11 Godbe- cymbals and instruments of musick, and ing praised, gireth a sign of his favour. praised the LORD, saying, For he is THUS all the work that Solomon good; for his mercy endureth for ever:

1 made for the house of the LORD that then the house was filled with a was finished: and Solomon brought in all cloud, even the house of the LORD; the things that David his father had ded- 14 So that the priests could not stand icated ; and the silver, and the gold, to minister by reason of the cloud : for the and all the instruments, put he among the glory of the LORD had filled the house of treasures of the house of God. 2 1 Then Solomon assembled the el

CHAP. VI. ders of Israel, and all the heads of the | 1 Solomon having blessed the people, tribes, the chief of the fathers of the chil- 1 blesscth God. 12 His firayer at the dren of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring consecration of the temple. up the ark of the covenant of the LORD I THEN said Solomon, The Lord hath out of the city of David, which is Zion. Ili said that he would dwell in the

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

4. And all the elders of Israel came; lever. and the Levites took up the ark.

3 And the king turned his face, and 5 And they brought up the ark, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel : the tabernacle of the congregation, and all and all the congregation of Israel stood. the holy vessels that were in the taberna 4 And lie said, Blessed be the LORD cle, these did the priests and the Levites God of Israel, who hath with his hands bring up.

fulfilled that which he spake with his 6 Also king Solomon, and all the con mouth to my father David, saying, gregation of Israel that were assembled ! 5 Since the day that I brought forth my unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep people out of the land of Egypt I chose and oxen, which could not be told nor no city among all the tribes of Israel to numbered for multitude.

| build an house in, that my name might be 7 And the priests brought in the ark i there; neither chose I any man to be a of the covenant of the LORD unto his ruler over my people Israel :

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Solomon blesseth the ficofile. CHAP. VI.

Ilis prayer. 375 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my 1l this house day and night, upon the place name miglit be there, and have chosen | whereof thou hast said, that thou wouldDavid to be over my people Israel. 11 est put thy name there; to hearken unto

7 Now it was in the heart of David my the prayer which thy servant prayeth tofather to build an house for the name of ward this place. the LORD God of Israel :

21 Hcarken therefore unto the suppli8 But the LORD said to David my fa-l cations of thy servant, and of thy people ther, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart Israel, which they shall make toward this to build an house for my name, thou didst | place: hear thou from thy clwelling-place, well in that it was in thine heart: I even from heaven; and when thou hear

9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build est, forgive. the house; but thy son which shall come B 22 TIf a man sin against his neighbour, forth out of thy loins, he shall build the and an oath be laid upon him to make house for my name.

ll him swear, and, the oath coine before 10 The LORD therefore hath perform- I thine altar in this house; ed his word that he hath spoken: for I am 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and risen up in the room of David my father, || do, and judge thy servants, by requiting and am set on the throne of Israel, as the the wicked, by recompensing his way upLORD promised, and have built the house on his own head; and by justifying the for the name of the LORD God of Israel. righteous, by giving him according to his

11 And in it have I put the ark, where- rigiiteousness. in is the covenant of the Lord, that he 24 | And if thy people Israel be put to made with the children of Israel,

the worse before tlie enemy, because they 12 TAnd lie stood before the altar of have sinned against thee; and shall return the Lord in the presence of all the con- | and confess thy name, and pray and make gregation of Israel, and spread forth his supplication before thee in this house; hands:

25 Then hear thou from the heavens, 13 (For Solomon had made a brazen and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits and bring them again unto the land which broad, and three cubits high, and had set thou gavest to them and to their fathers, it in the midst of the court : and upon it | 26 | When the heaven is shut up, and he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees | there is no rain, because they have sinned before all the congregation of Israel, and | against thee; yet if they pray toward this spread forth his hands toward heaven,) Il place, and confess thy name, and turn * 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, || from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; there is no God like thee in the heaven, || 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, | forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that people Israel, when thou hast taught them walk before thee with all their hearts: the gooul way wherein they should walk;

15 Thou which hast kept with thy ser- | and send rain upon thy land, which thou vant David my father that which thou hast given unto thy people for an inherhast promised him; and spakest with thy li itance. mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine | 28 9 If there be dearth in the land, if hand, as it is this day.

there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or 16 Now therefore, () LORD God of mildew, locusts, or caterpillars ; if their Israel, keep with thy servant David my ll enemies besiege them in the citics of their father that which thou hast promised him, land; whatsoever sore, or whatsoever saying, There shall not fail thee a man in ll sickness there be : my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; || 29 Then what prayer, or what suppliyet so that thy children take heed to their cation soever shall be made of any man, way to walk in my law, as thou hast | or of all thy people Israel, when every walked before me.

one shall know his own sore, and his own 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, Il grief, and shall spread forth his hands in let thy word be verified, which thou hast ll this house : spoken into thy servant David.

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

dren of men :) 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer 31 That they may fear thee, to walk of thy servant, and to his supplication, o in thy ways, so long as they live in the LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry land which thou gavest unto our fathers. and the prayer which thy servant pray- | 32 | Moreover concerning the straneth before thee:

ll ger, which is not of thy people Israel, but 20 That thine eyes may be open upon " is come from a far country for thy great 376 Solomon's firayer. II. CHRONICLES. His solemn sacrifices. name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and l 2 And the priests could not enter into thy stretched out arm; if they come and the house of the Lord, because the glory pray in this house;

of the Lord had filled the Lord's house. 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, 3 And when all the children of Israel even from thy dwelling place, and do saw how the fire came down, and the according to all that the stranger calleth glory of the LORD upon the house, they to thee for; that all people of the earth | bowed themselves with their faces to the may know thy name, and tear thee, as | ground upon the pavement, and worshipdoth thy people Israel, and may know ped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he that this house which I have built is call is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever. cd by thy name.

4 Then the king and all the people 34 If thy people go out to war against offered sacrifices before the Lord. their enemies by the way that thou shalt 5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice send them, and they pray unto thee to-of twenty and two thousad oxen, and an ward this city which thou hast chosen, || hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so and the house which I have built for thy | the king and all the people dedicated the name;

house of God. 35 Then liear thou from the heavens 6 And the priest waited on their oftheir prayer and their supplication, and fices: the Levites also with instruments maintain their cause.

of musick of the LORD, which David the 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is king had made to praise the LORD, beno man which sinneth not,) and thou | cause his mercy endureth for ever, when be angry with them, and deliver them || David praised by their ministry; and the over before their enemies, and they carry priests sounded trumpets before them, them away captives unto a land far ofl' and all Israel stood. or near ;

7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the mid37 Yct if they bethink themselves in l dle of the court that was before the house the land wirither they are carried cap- || of the Lord: for there he offered burnttive, and turn and pray unto thee in the offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerland of their captivity, saying, We hare || ings, because the brazen altar which Solsinnod, we have done amiss, and have lomon had made was not able to receive dealt wickedly;

the burnt-offerings, and the meat-offer38 If they return to thee with all their ings, and the fat. heart and with all their soul in the land 8 Also at the same tine Solomon kept of their captivity, whither they have car- || theteast seven days, and all Israel with him, ried them captives, and pray toward their | a very great congregation, from the enterland which thou gavest unto their fathers, ing in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. and toward the city which thou hast 9 And in the eighth day they made a chosen, and toward the house which I solemn assembly : for they kept the dedihave built for thy name :

cation of the altar seven days, and the 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, feast seven days. even from thy dwelling-place, their prayer 10 And on the three and twentieth day and their supplications, and maintain of the seventh month he sent the people their canse, and forgive thy people which away into their tents, glad and merry in have sinned against thee.

heart for the goodness that the Lord had 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, ll shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be to Israel his people. attent unto the prayer that is made in this 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of place.

the LORD, and the king's house : and all 41 Now therefore arise, O Lord God, that came into Solomon's heart to make into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark in the house of the LORD, and in his own of thy strength: let thy priests, O Lord house, he prosperously effected, God, be clothed with salvation, and let 12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon thy saints rejoice in goodness.

by night, and said unto him, I have heard 42 | LORD God, turn not away the thy prayer, and have chosen this place to face of thine anointed : remember the myself for an house of sacrifice. mercies of David thy servant.

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no CHAP. VII.

rain, or if I command the locusts to de1 God giving testimony to Solomon's vour the land, or if I send pestilence among frayer, the people worship him. 4 my people ; Solomon's sacrifice

14 If my people, which are called by N OW when Solomon had made an my name, shall humble themselves, and

NV end of praying, the fire came down pray, and seek my face, and turn from from heaven, and consumed the burnt- | their wicked ways; then will I hear from offering and the sacrifices; and the glory heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will of the LORD filled the house,

heal their land.

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15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the mine ears attent unto the prayer that is Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jemade in this place.

busites, which were not of Israel, 16 For now have I chosen and sancti 8 But of their children, who were left fied this house, that my name may be after them in the land, whom the chilthere for ever: and mine eyes and mine dren of Israel consumed not, them did Sol heart shall be there perpetually.

omon make to pay tribute until this day. 17 And as for thee, it thou wilt walk 9 But of the children of Israel did Solbefore me, as David thy father walked, omon make no servants for his work ; and do according to all that I have com I but they were men of war, and chief at manded thee, and shalt observe my stat- || his captains, and captains of his chariots utes and my judgments;

and horsemen. 18 Then will I establish the throne of 10 And these quere the chief of king thy kingdom, according as I have cove- || Solomon's officers, even two hundred and nanted with David thy father, saying, || fifty, that bare rule over the people. There shall not fail thee a man to be rul- | ii | And Solomon brought up the er in Israel.

1| daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of 19 But if ye turn away, and forsake David unto the house that he had built iny statutes and my commandments, ll for her: for he said, My wife shall not which I have set before you, and shall || dwell in the house of David king of Israel, go and serve other gods, and worship because the places are holy, whereunto them;

the ark of the LORD hath come. 20 Then will I pluck them up by the | 12 | Then Solomon offered burnt-ofroots out of my land which I have given ferings unto the Lord on the altar of the them; and this house, which I have sanc- | Lord, which he had built before the. tified for my name, will I cast out of my li porch, sight, and will make it to be a proverb 13 Even after a certain rate every day, and a by-word among all nations.

offering according to the commandment 21 And this house, which is high, shall of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the be an astonishment to every one that pass- new moons, and on the solemn feasts, eth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath three times in the year, even in the feast: the LORD done thus unto this land, and of unleavened bread, and in the feast of unto this house?

weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. 22 And it shall be answered, Because I 14 91 And he appointed, according to the they forsook the LORD God of their fa- | order of David his father, the courses of thers, which brought them forth out of the priests to their service, and the Lethe land of Egypt, and laid hold on other vites to their charges, to praise and mingols, and worshipped them, and served | ister before the priests, as the duty of them; therefore hath he brought all this every day required: the porters also by evil upon them.

their courses at every gate: for so hack CHAP. VIII.

David the man of God commanded. 1 Solomon's buildings. 7 The Gentiles made 15 And they departed not from the tributaries. 12 Solomon's yearly sacrifices. commandment of the king unto the priests AND it came to pass at the end of and Levites concerning any matter, 01* HT wenty years, wherein Solomon had concerning the treasures. by the house of the LORD, and his own | 16 Now all the work of Solomon was house,

prepared unto the day of the foundation 2 That the cities which Huram had re- ll of the house of the LORD, and until it. stored to Solomon, Solomon built them, was finished. So the house of the LORD and caused the children of Israel to dwell was perfected. there.

17 ? Then went Solomon to Ezion-ge3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, ll ber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the and prevailed against it.

land of Edem. 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilder-li 18 And Huram sent him by the hands ness, and all the store cities, which he of his servants,ships, and servants that had built in Hamath.

knowledge of the sea; and they went with 5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, ll the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took. and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, thence four hundred and fifty talents of with walls, gates, and bars;

gold, and brought them to king Solomon. 6 And Baalath, and all the store cities

CHAP. IX. tlmt Solomon had, and all the chariot cit- | 1 The queen of Shebu admireth Solomon's jes, and the cities of the horsemen, and all wisdon. 13 Solomon's riches. 29 Hisdeuih. that Solomon desired to build in Jerust- AND when the queen of Sheba heard lem, and in Leijanon, and troughout all of the fame of Solomon, she came the land of his dominion.

ll to prove Solomon with hard questions at 7 | As for all the people that were left ! Jerusalem, with a very great company,

578 Queen of Sheba's visit. II. CHRONICLES. · Solomon's death. and camels that bare spices, and gold in gold went to one shield. And the king put abundance, and precious stones and when them in the house of the forest of Lebanon. she was come to Solomon, she communed 17 Moreover, the king made a great with him of all that was in her heart throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure

2 And Solomon told her all her ques gold. tions: and there was nothing hid from 18 And there were six steps to the Solomon which he told her not.

throne, with a footstool of gold, which . 3 And when the queen of Sheba had wire fastened to the throne, and sty$ seen the wisdom of Soloinon, and the on each side of the sitting-place, and two bouse that he had built,

lions standing by the Sicvs: 4 And the meat of his table, and the 19 And twelve Skins stood there on the sitting of his servants, and the attendance one side and on the other upon the six of his ministers, and their apparel; his steps. There was not the like made in cup-bearers also, and their apparel; and any kingdom. his ascent by which he went up into the 1 209And ail the drinking vessels of king house of the LORD ; there was no more | Solomon avere of gold, and all the vessels spirit in her.

of the house of the forest of Lebanon *5 And she said to the king, It was a were of pure gold: none were of silver; true report which I heard in mine own it was not any thing accounted of in the land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom : days of Solomon.

6 Howbeit, I believed not their words, 21 For the king's ships went to Taruntil I came, and mine eyes had seen it: shish with the servants of Huram : every and behold, the one half of the greatness three years once came the ships of Tarof thy wisdom was not told me: for thou shish bringing goll, and silver, ivory, and exceedest the fame that I heard.

apes, and peacocks.. 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are *22 And king Solomon passed all the these thy servants, which stand continu | kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. ally before thee, and hear thy wisdom. 25% Andall the kings of the earth sought

8 Blessed be the LORD thy Gord, which the presence of Solomon, to hear his delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, I wiklom, that God had put in his heart. to be king for the LORD thy God: be- ! 24 and they brought every man his Cause thy God loved Israel, to establish | present, vessels of silver, and vessels of them for ever, therefore made he thee king i gold, and rainrent, harness, and spices, over them, to do judgment and justice. | horses, and mules, a rate year by year,

9 And she gave the king an hundred 25 % And Solomon had four thousand and twenty talents of gold, and of spices | stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve great abundance, and precious stones: || thousand horsemen ; whom he bestowed neither was there any such spice as the in the chariot cities, and with the king at queen of Sheba gave king Solomon. | Jerusalem, * 10 And the servants also of Guram, and 26 and he reigned over all the kings the servants, of Soloinon, which brought from the river even unto the land of the gold from Ophir, brought algum-tites Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. and precious stones.

27 And the king made silver in Jeri11 And the king made of the algum-salen as stenes, and cedar-trees made he trees terraces to the house of the LORD, li as the scamore-trces that are in the low and to the king's palace, and harps and Il plains in abundance.. psalteries forsingers: and there were none 28 And they brought unto Solomon such seen before in the land of Judah. horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

12 And king Solomon gave to the 29 9 Now the rest of the acts of Solo queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever mon, first and last, are they not written she asked, beside that which she had in the book of Nathan the prophet, and brought unto the king. So she turned, in the prophecy of Ahijah ihe Shilonite, and went away to her own land, she and land in the visions of Iddo the seer against her servants.

Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 13 | Now the weight of gold that came ! 30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem to Solomon in one year was six hundred over all Israel forty years.. and threescore and six talents of gold; il 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers,

14 Beside that alurh charmen and and he was buried in the city of David his merchants brought. And all the kings father': and Rehoboam his son reignied of Arabia and governors of the country in his stead. brought gold and silver to Solomon.

CH.IP. X. 15 And king Solomon made two hun- | 6 Rehoboam refusing the old men's Couna dred targets of beaten gold : six hundred l sl, 16 tentribes revoli, 18 and he feril. shekels of beaten gold went to one target. AND Rehoboam went to Shechen ;

16 And three hundred shields made helf for to Shechem were all Israel con of beaten gold: three hundi ed shekils of li to make himn king.

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