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Solomon's prayer, &c.
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His solenn sacrifice. 31 That they may fear thee, to walk temple, the people worship him. 4 Solomon's

solemn sacrifice. 8 Solomon having kept in thy ways, so long as they live tin the

the feast of tabernacles, and the feast of the + Heb. all land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people. 329 Moreover concerning the stranger, 12 God appearing to Solomon giveih him I which is not of thy people Israel, but is promises upon condition. come from a far thy great row when Solomon had made an a 1 Kings &. thy stretched out arm; if they come and from heaven, and consumed the burnt Judg. 6. 74. pray in this house;

offering and the sacrifices; and the glory 38. 1.Chros 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, of the Lord filled the house. even from thy dwelling place, and do ac 2 . And the priests could not enter into 2..ch. cording to all that the stranger calleth to the house of the Lord, because the glory Ezek. 16.30 thee for; that all people of the earth may of the Lord had filled the Lord's house. ch. 5. 14. know thy name, and fear thee, as doth 3 And when all the children of Israel

thy people Israel, and may know that saw how the fire came down, and the til debito in t this house which I have built is called glory of the Lord upon the house, they cid upon this by thy name.

bowed themselves with their faces to the
34 ( If thy people go out to war against ground upon the pavement, and worship-
their enemies by the way that thou shalt ped, and praised the Lord, o saying, For more details
send them, and they pray unto thee to- he is good; 'for his mercy endureth for fi Chron.
ward this city which thou hast chosen, ever.
. and the house which I have built for 49 % Then the king and all the people ... Kings &
thy name;

offered sacrifices before the LORD.
35 Then hear thou from the heavens 5 And king Solomon offered a sacri-

their prayer and their supplication, and fice of twenty and two thousand oxen, 10r, right. maintain their || cause.

and an hundred and twenty thousand 36 ( If they sin against thee, (for there sheep: so the king and all the people Prov. 20. 9. is "no man which sinneth not,) and thou dedicated the house of God.

be angry with them, and deliver them over 6 "And the priests waited on their of. ht Chros. + Heb. They before their enemies, and + they carry them fices: the Levites also with instruments then captives away captives unto a land far off or near; of musick of the Lord, which David the

37 Yet if they + bethink themselves in king had made to praise the LORD, be“Heb. bring the land whither they are carried cap cause his mercy endureth for ever, when hak co their tive, and turn and pray unto thee in the David praised + by their ministry; and Hebben

land of their captivity, saying, We have the priests sounded trumpets before
sinned, we have done amiss, and have them, and all Israel stood.
dealt wickedly:

7 Moreover Solomoi. hallowed the ki Kings &
38 If they return to thee with all their middle of the court that was before the
heart and with all their soul in the land house of the LORD: for there he offered
of their captivity, whither they have car burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace
ried them captives, and pray toward their offerings, because the brasen altar which
land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, Solomon had made was not able to re-
and toward the city which thou hast ceive the burnt offerings, and the meat
chosen, and toward the house which I offerings, and the fat.
have built for thy name:

8f Also at the same time Solomon ! Kings & 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, kept the feast seven days, and all Israel even from thy dwelling place, their prayer with him, a very great congregation, from

and their supplications, and maintain the entering in of Hamath unto mthe mJosh. 133 1 Or, right. their || cause, and forgive thy people river of Egypt. which have sinned against thee.

9 And in the eighth day they made ta Hebne. 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, solemn assembly: for they kept the dedithine eyes be open, and let thine ears be cation of the altar seven days, and the attent + unto the prayer that is made in feast seven days. this place.

10 And "on the three and twentieth Kings & 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, day of the seventh month he sent the Chron. into thy #resting place, thou, and the ark people away into their tents, glad and

of thy strength: let thy priests, O Lord merry in heart for the goodness that the

God, be clothed with salvation, and let Lord had shewed unto David, and to u Neh. 9. 25. thy saints "rejoice in goodness.

Solomon, and to Israel his people. -42 O LORD God, turn not away the 11 Thus °Solomon finished the house o Kings to the face of thine anointed : *remember the of the LORD, and the king's house; and mercies of David thy servant.

all that came into Solomon's heart to CHAP. VII.

make in the house of the LORD, and in I God having given testimony to Solomon's his own house, he prosperously effected. prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the 12 And the Lord appeared to Solo

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God's promises to Solomon.

CHAP. VIII.

Solomon's buildings. mon by night, and said unto him, I have restored to Solomon, Solomon built them,

heard thy prayer, Pand have chosen this and caused the children of Israel to dweli p Deut. 13. place to myself for an house of sacrifice. there.

13 "If I shut up heaven that there be 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zo-
no rain, or if I command the locusts to bah, and prevailed against it.
devour the land, or if I send pestilence 4 And he built Tadmor in the wil. bikings 9.
among my people;

derness, and all the store cities, which he
14 If my people, † which are called by built in Hamath.
my name, shall humble themselves, and

5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, Jam. 4 10. pray, and seek my fac and turn from and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities,

their wicked ways; 'then will I hear with walls, gates, and bars;
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, 6 And Baalath, and all the store cities
and will heal their land.

that Solomon had, and all the chariot 15 Now & mine eyes shall be open, and cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and the pray

mine ears attent + unto the prayer that is all that Solomon desired to build in Heb all of this place made in this place.

Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and through- Solomon u 1 Kings 16 For now have "I chosen and sanc out all the land of his dominion.

tified this house, that my name may be 71 As for all the people that were
there for ever: and mine eyes and mine left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and 20, &c.
heart shall be there perpetually.

the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the *1 kings se 17 *And as for thee, if thou wilt walk Jebusites, which were not of Israel,

before me, as David thy father walked, 8 But of their children, who were left
and do according to all that I have com- after them in the land, whom the children
manded thee, and shalt observe my sta- of Israel consumed not, them did Solo-
tutes and my judgments;

mon make to pay tribute until this day.
18 Then will stablish the throne of 9 But of the children of Israel did Šo-
thy kingdom, according as I have cove-lomon make no servants for his work;

nanted with David thy father, saying, but they were men of war, and chief of cha 6 16 '+ There shall not fail thee a man to be his captains, and captains of his chariots There skall ruler in Israel.

and horsemen. 19 · But if ye turn away, and forsake 10 And these were the chief of king a Lev. 14 my statutes and my commandments, Solomon's officers, even a two hundred - Score

which I have set before you, and shall go and fifty, that bare rule over the people. 23.
and serve other gods, and worship them; 11 And Solomon brought up the kinesisk

20 Then will I pluck them up by the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of 9.24.
roots out of my land which I have given David unto the house that he had built
them; and this house, which I have sanc- for her: for, he said, My wife shall not
tified for my name, will I cast out of my dwell in the house of David king of Is-
sight, and will make it to be a proverb and rael, because the places are + holy, where helicb. holi-
a byword among all nations.

unto the ark of the LORD hath come.
21 And this house, which is high, shall 12 | Then Solomon offered burnt of.

be an astonishment to every one that ferings unto the Lord on the altar of the Det passeth by it; so that he shall say, "Why Lord, which he had built before the porch,

hath the LORD done thus unto this land, 13 Even after a certain rate 'every 38 Numb. and unto this house?

day, offering according to the command- 28. 3, 9. 11, 22 And it shall be answered, Because ment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on &c. they forsook the LORD God of their fa- the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, thers, which brought them forth out of three times in the year, even in the feasts, Exod23. the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other of unleavened bread, and in the feast of 16. gods, and worshipped them, and served weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. them: therefore hath he brought all this

14 1 And he appointed, according to evil upon them.

the order of David his father, the courses Chron.

of the priests to their service, and the il Chron. CHAP. VIII.

Levites to their charges, to praise and 25.1.
I Solomon's buildings. 7 The Gentiles which minister before the priests, as the duty of

were left Solomon made tributaries; but
the Israelites rulers. Il Pharaoh's daugh every day required: the porters also by k Chron.
ter removeth to her house. 12 Solomon's their courses at every gate: for t so had 1
yearly solemn sacrifices. 14 He appointeth David the man of God commanded.
the priests and Levites to their places. * 17 15 And they departed not from the mandment
The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir. commandment of the king unto the priests
ND it came to pass at the end of and Levites concerning any matter, or

twenty years, wherein Solomon had concerning the treasures.
built 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 of the house of the LORD, and until it was

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The queen of Sheba's visit.
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Solomon's riches. finished. So the house of the LORD was brought gold from Ophir, brought © algum che forest eir 992. perfected.

trees and precious stones. 17 | Then went Solomon to 'Ezion 11 And the king made of the algum 700r, Elath, geber, and to || Eloth, at the sea side in trees || + terraces to the house of the image the land of Edom.

LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps 10r, staye. 18 And Huram sent him by the hands and psalteries for singers: and there were makine of his servants ships, and servants that none such seen before in the land of Judah.

had knowledge of the sea; and they went 12 And king Solomon gave to the
with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever
and took thence four hundred and fifty she asked, beside that which she had
talents of gold, and brought them to king brought unto the king. So she turned,
Solomon.

and went away to her own land, she and

her servants. CHAP. IX.

13 9 Now the weight of gold that came
1 The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of to Solomon in one year was six hundred

Solomon. 13 Solomon's gold. 15 His tar-
gets., 17 The throne of ivory. 20 His and threescore and six talents of gold;
vessels. 23 His presents. 25 His chariots 14 Beside that which chapmen and
and horse. 26 His tributes. 29 His reign merchants brought. And all the kings
and death.

of Arabia and il governors of the country foot, esp ND "when the queen of Sheba brought gold and silver to Solomon.

15 And king Solomon made two hunLuke 11. 3i. came to prove Solomon with hard ques- dred targets of beaten gold: six hundred

tions at Jerusalem, with a very great shekels of beaten gold went to one target.
company, and camels that bare spices, 16 And three hundred shields made he
and gold in abundance, and precious of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of
stones: and when she was come to Solo- gold went to one shield. And the king
mon, she communed with him of all that put them in the house of the forest of
was in her heart.

Lebanon.
2 And Solomon told her all her

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17 | Moreover the king made a great
tions: and there was nothing hid from throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure
Solomon which he told her not.

gold.
3 And when the queen of Sheba had 18 And there were six steps to the
seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the throne, with a footstool of gold, which
house that he had built,

were fastened to the throne, and stays La Milch 4 And the meat of his table, and the on each side of the sitting place, and two sitting of his servants, and the attendance | lions standing by the stays:

of his ministers, and their apparel ; his 19 And twelve lions stood there on the Or,butlers. || cupbearers also, and their apparel; and one side and on the other upon the six

his ascent by which he went up into the steps. There was not the like made in
house of the LORD; there was no more any kingdom.
spirit in her.

20 And all the drinking vessels of 5 And she said to the king, It was a king Solomon were of gold, and all the + Ileb.word. true + report which I heard in mine own vessels of the house of the forest of Leba[ Ortayings, land of thine || acts, and of thy wisdom: non were of t pure gold: || none were of liek shut

6 Howbeit ï believed not their words, silver; it was not any thing accounted of Or, there until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: in the days of Solomon. and, behold, the one half of the greatness 21 For the king's ship went to Tarof thy wisdom was not told me: for thou shish with the servants of Huram: every exceedest the fame that I heard.

three years once came the ships of Tar. 7 Happy are thy men, and happy are shish bringing gold, and silver, || ivory, phasis these thy servants, which stand conti- and apes, and peacocks. nually before thee, and hear thy wisdom. 22 And king Solomon passed all the

8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, 23 | And all the kings of the earth to be king for the LORD thy God: because sought the presence of Solomon, to hear thy God loved Israel, to establish them his wisdom, that God had put in his heart. for ever, therefore made he thee king 24 And they brought every man his over them, to do judgment and justice. present, vessels of silver, and vessels of

9 And she gave the king an hundred gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, and twenty talents of gold, and of spices horses, and mules, a rate year by year. great abundance, and precious stones: 25 | And Solomon had four thou- & Kar neither was there any such spice as the sand stalls for horses and chariots, and ch 1.14 queen of Sheba gave king Solomon. twelve thousand horsemen; whom he

10 And the servants also of Huram, bestowed in the chariot cities, and with Bch. &. 18. and the servants of Solomon, which the king at Jerusalem.

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Solomon's reign and death.

CHAP. X. XI.

The revolt of the ton tribes. 26 And he reigned over all the Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father cir. 992.' kings from the || river even unto the land did put upon us?

of the Philistines, and to the border of 10 And the young men that were
Egypt.

brought up with him spake unto him, say-
27 & And the king + made silver in Je- ing, Thus shalt thou answer the people that

rusalem as stones, and cedar trees made spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made Euphrates. gi Kings so he as the sycomore trees that are in the our yoke heavy, but make thou it somemuch. . 15. low plains in abundance.

what lighter for us; thus shalt thou say 28 - And they brought unto Solomon unto them, My little finger shall be 28. ch. i. 16 horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands. thicker than my father's loins.

29 [ Now the rest of the acts of So 11 For whereas my father t put a lomon, first and last, are they not written heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to

in the + book of Nathan the prophet, and your yoke: my father chastised you ki Kings 11. in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, with whips, but I will chastise you with

and in the visions of "Iddo the seer scorpions.

against Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 12 So Jeroboam and all the people Kings 11. 50 " And Solomon reigned in Jerusa came to Rehoboam on the third day, as lem over all Israel forty years.

the king bade, saying, Come again to me
31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, on the third day.
and he was buried in the city of David 13 And the king answered them rough-
his father: and Rehoboam his son reign- ly; and king Rehoboam forsook the coun-
ed in his stead.

sel of the old men,

14 And answered them after the adCHAP. X.

vice of the young men, saying, My father
I The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown

made your yoke heavy, but I will add
Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of re-
laration unto him. 6 Rehoboam, refusing

thereto: my father chastised you with
the old men's counsel, by the advice of young whips, but I will chastise you with
men answereth them roughly. 16 T'en tribes scorpions.
revolting kill Hadoram, and make Reho 15 So the king hearkened not unto the
boam to flee.

people: "for the cause was of God, that cu Sama a 1 Kings 12. ND *Rehoboam went to Shechem: the LORD might perform his word, which 13. 15, 24. come to make him king.

lonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam 16 | And when all Israel saw that the

the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, king would not hearken unto them, the BKings 11. b whither he had fled from the presence people answered the king, saying, What of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jero- portion have we in David ? and

we have boam returned out of Egypt.

none inheritance in the son of Jesse:
3 And they sent and called him. So every man to your tents, O Israel: and
Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake now, David, see to thine own house. So
to Rehoboam, saying,

all Israel went to their tents.
4 Thy father made our yoke grievous : 17 But as for the children of Israel that
now therefore ease thou somewhat the dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam
grievous servitude of thy father, and his reigned over them.
heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hado-
will serve thee.

ram that was over the tribute; and the
5 And he said unto them, Come again children of Israel stoned him with stones,
unto me after three days. And the peo- that he died. But king Rehoboam
ple departed.

+ made speed to get him up to his chariot, Heb
6 s And king Rehoboam took counsel to flee to Jerusalem.
with the old men that had stood before 19 ° And Israel rebelled against the 2 Kings 12
Solomon his father while he yet lived, house of David unto this day.
saying, What counsel give ye me to return
answer to this people?

CHAP. XI.
7 And they spake unto him, saying, If 1 Rehoboam raising an army to subdue Israel,
thou be kind to this people, and please

is forbidden by Shemaiah. 5 He strength

eneth his kingdom with forts and provision. them, and speak good words to them,

13 The priests and Levites, and such as they will be thy servants for ever.

feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam, strength8 But he forsook the counsel which en the kingdom of Judah. 18 The wives the old men gave him, and took counsel and children of Rehoboam. with the young men that were brought ND when Rehoboam was come to a 1 Kings 16. up with him, that stood before him.

9 And he said unto them, What advice of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and give ye that we may return answer to this fourscore thousand chosen men, which people, which have spoken to me, saying, were warriors, to fight against Israel, that

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Rehoboam's wives and children.

2 CHRONICLES. He, forsaking the Lord, is punished. he might bring the kingdom again to daughter of Absalom above all his wives Rehoboam.

and his concubines: (for he took eighteen 2 But the word of the LORD came "to wives, and threescore concubines; and Shemaiah the man of God, saying, begat twenty and eight sons, and three

3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of score daughters.)
Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel 22 And Rehoboam 'made Abijah the Sce Dent.
in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler
4 Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not among his brethren: for he thought to
go up, nor fight against your brethren: make him king.
return every man to his house: for this 23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed
thing is done of me. And they obeyed of all his children throughout all the
the words of the LORD, and returned countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto
from going against Jeroboam.

every fenced city: and he gave them
5 I And Rehoboam dwelt in Jeru-victual in abundance. And he desired
salem, and built cities for defence in + many wives.

multitude of Judah. 6 He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam, 1 Rehoboam, forsaking the Lord, is punished

CHAP. XII. and Tekoa,

by Shishak. 5 He and the princes, re7 And Beth-zur, and Shoco, and Adul

penting at the preaching of Shemaiah, are lam,

delivered from destruction, but not from
8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, spoil. 13 The reign and death of Reha

boam.
9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Aze-
kah,

ND 'it came to pass, when Reho-
10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and He-
bron, which are in Judah and in Ben- and had strengthened himself, he for- bị Kings 14.
jamin fenced cities.

sook the law of the Lord, and all Israel +2,
11 And he fortified the strong holds, with him.
and put captains in them, and store of 2. And it came to pass, that in the ci Kings 14.
victual, and of oil and wine.

fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak
12 And in every several city he put king of Egypt came up against Jerusa-
shields and spears, and made them ex- lem, because they had transgressed against
ceeding strong, having Judah and Ben- the LORD,
jamin on his side.

3 With twelve hundred chariots, and 13 4 And the priests and the Levites threescore thousand horsemen: and the telebeyen that were in all Israel + resorted to him people were without number that came selves to him. out of all their coasts.

with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, d ch & & Numb. 35. 14 For the Levites left their suburbs the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.

and their possession, and came to Judah 4 And he took the fenced cities which d ch. 13. 9. and Jerusalem: for a Jeroboam and his pertained to Judah, and came to Jeru

sons had cast them off from executing the salem.
priest's office unto the Lord;

5 Then came "Shemaiah the pro- ech. 11. 2. 15 ° And he ordained him priests for phet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of & 14.9'Hos. the high places, and for 'the devils, and Judah, that were gathered together to

for the calves which he had made. Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said

16 " And after them out of all the tribes unto them, Thus saith the LORD, 'Ye feb. 15. 1 Kings 12. of Israel such as set their hearts to seek have forsaken me, and therefore have I h See ch. 15. the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusa also left you in the hand of Shishak.

lem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of 6 Whereupon the princes of Israel
their fathers.

and the king humbled themselves; and & Jam 4. 1a ich. 12. 1. 17 So they i strengthened the king- they said, "The Lord is righteous.

dom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the And when the LORD saw that they
son of Solomon strong, three years: for humbled themselves, the word of the things it
three years they walked in the way of Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, They
David and Solomon.

have humbled themselves; therefore I
18 And Rehoboam took him Maha- will not destroy them, but I will grant
lath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of them || some deliverance; and my wrath 10r, a little
David to wife, and Abihail the daughter shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem
of Eliab the son of Jesse;

by the hand of Shishak. 19 Which bare him children; Jeush, 8 Nevertheless "they shall be his serv- kscelsass and Shamariah, and Zaham.

ants; that they may know 'my service, 1 Deat. & 20 And after her he took Maachah and the service of the kingdoms of the t. Machtich the daughter of Absalom; which bare countries.

him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and 9 "So Shishak king of Egypt came up - iRing it Shelomith.

against Jerusalem, and took away the 21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the treasures of the house of the Lord, and

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