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THE SECOND BOOK OF THE

CHRONICLES

Solomon worships at Gibeon. His Prayer for Wisdom. His Wealth 1

And Solomon the son of David tude. 10 Give me now wisdom and

was strengthened in his king knowledge, that I may go out and dom, and Jehovah his God was with come in before this people; for who him, and magnified him exceedingly. can judge this thy people, that is so 2 And Solomon spake unto all Is- great? 11 And God said to Solorael, to the captains of thousands mon, Because this was in thy heart, and of hundreds, and to the judges, and thou hast not asked riches, and to every prince in all Israel, the wealth, or honor, nor the life of heads of the fathers' houses. 3 So them that hate thee, neither yet Solomon, and all the assembly with hast asked long life; but hast asked him, went to the high place that was wisdom and knowledge for thyself, at Gibeon ; for there was the tent of that thou mayest judge my people,

eting of God, which Moses the over whom I have made thee king : servant of Jehovah had made in the 12 wisdom and knowledge is granted wilderness. 4 But the ark of God unto thee; and I will give thee riches, had David brought up from Kiriath- and wealth, and honor, such as pone jearim to the place that David had of the kings have had that have been prepared for it; for he had pitched before thee; neither shall there any a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 More- after thee have the like. 13 So over the brazen altar, that Bezalel Solomon came 3 from the high place the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had that was at Gibeon, from before the

was there before the taber- tent of meeting, unto Jerusalem; nacle of Jehovah: and Solomon and and he reigned over Israel. the assembly sought unto it. 6 And 14 And Solomon gathered chariots Solomon 2 went up thither to the and horsemen: and he had a thoubrazen altar before Jehovah, which sand and four hundred chariots, and was at the tent of meeting, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he offered a thousand burnt-offerings placed in the chariot cities, and with

the king at Jerusalem. 15 And the 7 In that night did God appear king made silver and gold to be in unto Solomon, and said unto him, Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made Ask what I shall give thee. 8 And he to be as the sycomore-trees that Solomon said unto God, Thou hast are in the lowland, for abundance. showed great lovingkindness unto 16 And the horses which Solomon David my father, and hast made me had were brought out of Egypt; the king in his stead. 9 Now, O Jeho king's merchants received them in vah God, let thy promise unto David droves, each drove at a price. 17 my father be established; for thou And they fetched up and brought hast made me king over a people out of Egypt a chariot for six hunlike the dust of the earth in multi-dred shekels of silver, and a horse for Or, as otherwise read, he had put

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Solomon's Purpose to build a Temple. Huram's Aid in building it the kings of the Hittites, and the hold, I will give to thy servants, the kings of Syria, did they bring them hewers that cut timber, twenty thouout by their means.

sand 5 measures of beaten wheat, and *2 Now Solomon purposed to twenty thousand measures of bar

build a house for the name of ley, and twenty thousand baths of Jehovah, and a house for his king- wine, and twenty thousand baths of dom. † 2 And Solomon counted out oil. threescore and ten thousand men to 11 Then Huram the king of Tyre bear burdens, and fourscore thou- answered in writing, which he sent sand men that were hewers in the to Solomon, Because Jehovah loveth mountains, and three thousand and his people, he hath made thee king six hundred to oversee them. 3 And over them. 12 Huram said moreSolomon sent to ? Huram the king of over, Blessed be Jehovah, the God Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with of Israel, that made heaven and David my father, and didst send him earth, who hath given to David the cedars to build him a house to dwell king a wise son, endued with discre therein, even so deal with me. 4 Be- tion and understanding, that should hold, I am about to build a house build a house for Jehovah, and a for the name of Jehovah my God, house for his kingdom. 13 And to dedicate it to him, and to burn now I have sent a skilful man, enbefore him incense of sweet spices, dued with understanding, 6 of Huand for the continual showbread, and ram my father's, 14 the son of a for the burnt-offerings morning and woman of the daughters of Dan; evening, on the sabbaths, and on the and his father was a man of Tyre, new moons, and on the set feasts of skilful to work in gold, and in silver, Jehovah our God. This is an ordi- in brass, in iron, in stone, and in pance for ever to Israel. 5 And the timber, in purple, in blue, and in house which I build is great; for fine linen, and in crimson, also to great is our God above all gods. 6 grave any manner of graving, and But who 2 is able to build him a to devise any device; that there house

, seeing heaven and the heaven may be a place appointed unto him of heavens cannot contain him? who with thy skilful men, and with the am I then, that I should build him skilful men of my lord David thy a house, save only to burn incense father. 15 Now therefore the wheat before him! 7 Now therefore send and the barley, the oil and the wine, me a man skilful to work in gold, which my lord hath spoken of, let and in silver, and in brass, and in him send unto his servants : 16 and iron, and in purple, and crimson, and we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as blue, and that knoweth how to grave much as thou shalt need ; and we all manner of gravings, to be with the will bring it to thee in floats by sea skilful men that are with me in Ju- to 7 Joppa ; and thou shalt carry it dah and in Jerusalem, whom David up to Jerusalem. my father did provide. 8 Send me

17 And Solomon numbered all the also cedar-trees, 3 fir-trees, and 4 al- sojourners that were in the land of gum-trees, out of Lebanon ; for I Israel, after the numbering whereknow that thy servants know how with David his father had numbered to cut timber in Lebanon. And, them; and they were found a bunbehold, my servants shall be with dred and fifty thousand and three thy servants, 9 even to prepare me thousand and six hundred. 18 And timber in abundance ; for the house he set threescore and ten thousand which I am abont to build shall be of them to bear burdens, and fourgreat and wonderful. 10 And, be- score thousand that were hewers in

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The Temple described : the Oracle, Cherubim, Pillars, Altar, and Molten Sea

alls and six hundred overseers to set the cubits, reaching to the wing of the people at work.

other cherub. °12 And the wing of 1 3

Then Solomon began to build the other cherub was five cubits, and

the house of Jehovah at Jerusa- reaching to the wall of the house; lem on mount Moriah, where Jeho- and the other wing was five cubits and ; vah appeared unto David his father, also, joining to the wing of the other as which he made ready in the place cherub. 13 The wings of these A. that David had appointed, in the cherubim spread themselves forth threshing-floor of 2 Ornan the Jebu- twenty cubits; and they stood on site. 2 And he began to build in their feet, and their faces were the second day of the second month, 5 toward the house. 14 And he mit in the fourth year of his reign. made the veil of blue, and purple, te 3 Now 3 these are the foundations and crimson, and fine linen, and traditi which Solomon laid for the building wrought cherubim thereon. of the house of God. The length by 15 Also he made before the house with cubits after the first measure was two pillars of thirty and five cubitsche threescore cubits, and the breadth high, and the capital that was on twenty cubits. 4 And the porch the top of each of them was five * that was before the house, the length cubits. 16 And he made chains in of it, according to the breadth of the oracle, and put them on the tops the house, was twenty cubits, and of the pillars; and he made a hunthe height a hundred and twenty; dred pomegranates, and put them s and he overlaid it within with pure on the chains. 17 And he set up gold. 5 And the greater house he the pillars before the temple, one ceiled with 4 fir-wood, which he on the right hand, and the other on overlaid with fine gold, and wrought the left; and called the name of thereon palm-trees and chains. 6 that on the right hand 6 Jachin, and And he garnished the house with the name of that on the left 7 Boaz. precious stones for beauty : and the gold was gold of Parvaim.and the 4 Moreover he made an altar of

brass, twenty cubits the length overlaid also the house, the beams, thereof, and twenty cubits the the thresholds, and the walls thereof, breadth thereof, and ten cubits the and the doors thereof, with gold; height thereof. 2 Also he made and graved cherubim on the walls. the molten sea of ten cubits from

8 And he made the most holy brim to brim, round in compass ; house: the length thereof, according and the height thereof was five to the breadth of the house, was cubits; and a line of thirty cubits twenty cubits, and the breadth compassed it round about. 3 And thereof twenty cubits; and he over- under it was the likeness of 8oxen, laid it with fine gold, amounting to which did compass it round about, six hundred talents. 9. And the 9 for ten cubits, compassing the sea

eight of the nails was fifty shekels round about. The
of gold. And he overlaid the upper two rows, cast when it was cast.
chambers with gold.

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three 10 And in the most holy house he looking toward the north, and three made two cherubim of image work; looking toward the west, and and they overlaid them with gold. three looking toward the south, and 11 And the wings of the cherubim three looking toward the east: and were twenty cubits long: the wing the sea was set upon them above, of the one cherub was five cubits, and all their hinder parts were reaching to the wall of the house; inward. 5 And it was a handand the other wing was likewise five breadth thick; and the brim thereof

was wrought like the brim of a cup, 1 Heb, in the place of David.

5 Or, inward 6 That is, He shall establish. ?!);", these are the things wherein Solomon was 7 That is, In it is strength. 4 Or, cypress-wood

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sticks of gold according to the ordi- fect gold; 22 and the snuffers, and
Tance concerning them; and he set the basins, and the spoons, and the
right hand, and five on the left. the entry of the house, the inner
He made also ten tables, and doors thereof for the most holy
placed them in the temple, five on place, and the doors of the house,
the right side, and five on the left. to wit, of the temple, were of gold.
And he made a hundred basins of Thus all the work that Solo-
court of the priests, and the great Jehovah was finished. And Solo-
court, and doors for the court, mon brought in the things that
and overlaid the doors of them with David his father had dedicated,
brass. 10 And he set the sea on the even the silver, and the gold, and
toward the south. 11 And Huram the treasuries of the house of
right side of the house eastward, all the vessels, and put them in
made the pots, and the shovels, and God.
the work that he wrought for king of the tribes, the princes of the

80 Huram made an end of doing elders of Israel, and all the heads
Solomon in the house of God: 12 fathers' houses of the children of
the two pillars, and the bowls, and Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up
the two capitals which were on the the ark of the covenant of Jehovah
top of the pillars, and the two net-out of the city of David, which is
works to cover the two bowls of the Zion. 3 And all the men of Israel
capitals that were on the top of the assembled themselves unto the king
pillars, 13 and the four hundred at the feast, which was in the sev-
pomegranates for the two networks ; enth month. 4 And all the elders
two rows of pomegranates for each of Israel came:
network, to cover the two bowls of took up the ark; 5 and they brought
pillars. 14 He made also the bases, and all the holy vessels that were in
the capitals that were lupon the up the ark, and the tent of meeting,
bases; 15 one sea, and the twelve Levites bring up. 6 And king Solo-
and the lavers made he upon the the Tent; these did the priests the
oxen under it. 16 The pots also, mon and all the congregation of
and the shovels, and the flesh- Israel, that were assembled unto
hooks, and all the vessels thereof, him, were before the ark, sacrificing
did Huram his father make for sheep and oxen, that could not be
king Solomon, for the house of counted nor numbered for multi-
Jehovah, of bright brass. 17 In the tude.
plain of the Jordan did the king the ark of the covenant of Jehovah
cast them, in the clay ground be- unto its place, into the oracle of the
Thus Solomon made all these vessels under the wings of the cherubim.
in great abundance : for the weight 8 For the cherubim spread forth
of the brass 2 could not be found out their wings over the place of the

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The Other Utensils in the Temple. Completion of the Building of the ing of like the flower of a lily: it received

19 And Solomon made all the vescubits,

andheld three thousand bathscene sels that were in the house of God, house;

nie ako ten lavers, and put five the golden altar also, and the tables cubits 3 the right hand, and live un tike Whereon was the showbread; 20 and these

belonged to the burnt-offering her to burn according to the ordinance forth fasthed in them ; but the sea was before the oracle, of pure gold; pod on

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The Ark brought in. Solomon's Address to the People 9 And 'the staves were so long that city out of all the tribes of Israel the ends of the staves were seen to build a house in, that my name from the ark before the oracle; but might be there; neither chose I any they were not seen without: and man to be + prince over my people there it is unto this day. 10 There Israel: 6 but I have chosen Jerusawas nothing in the ark save the two lem, that my name might be there, tables which Moses put there at and have chosen David to be over Horeb, ?when Jehovah made a cove- my people Israel. .7 Now it was in nant with the children of Israel, I the heart of David my father to when they came out of Egypt. build a house for the name of Jeho

11 And it came to pass, when the vah, the God of Israel. 8 But priests were come out of the holy Jehovah said unto David my father, place (for all the priests that were Whereas it was in thy heart to build present had sanctified themselves, a house for my name, thou didst and did not keep their courses; well that it was in thy heart: 9 nev12 also the Levites who were the ertheless thou shalt not build the singers, all of them, even Asaph, house; but thy son that shall come Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons forth out of thy loins, he shall build and their brethren, arrayed in fine the house for my name. 10 And linen, with cymbals and psalteries Jehovah hath performed his word and harps, stood at the east end of that he spake; for I am risen up in the altar, and with them a hundred the room of David my father, and and twenty priests sounding with sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehotrumpets); 13 it came to pass, vah promised, and have built the when the trumpeters and singers house for the name of Jehovah, the were as one, to make one sound to God of Israel. 11 And there have I be heard in praising and thanking set the ark, wherein is the covenant Jehovah; and when they lifted up of Jehovah, which he made with their voice with the trumpets and the children of Israel. cymbals and instruments 3 of music, 12 And he stood before the altar and praised Jehovah, saying, For he of Jehovah in the presence of all the is good; for his lovingkindness en assembly of Israel, and spread forth dureth for ever; that then the house his hands 13 (for Solomon had made was filled with a cloud, even the a brazen scaffold, five cubits long, house of Jehovah, 14 so that the and five cubits broad, and three priests could not stand to minister cubits high, and had set

it in the by reason of the cloud: for the glory midst of the court; and upon it he of Jehovah filled the house of God. stood, and kneeled down upon his 6

Then spake Solomon, Jehovah knees before all the assembly of

hath said that he would dwell in Israel, and spread forth his hands the thick darkness. 2 But I have toward heaven); 14 and he said, O built thee a house of habitation, Jehovah, the God of Israel, there is and a place for thee to dwell in for no God like thee, in heaven, or on

3 And the king turned his earth; who keepest covenant and face, and blessed all the assembly of lovingkindness 5with thy servants, Israel : and all the assembly of Israel that walk before thee with all their stood.

heart; 15 who hast kept with thy 4 And he said, Blessed be Jeho servant David my father that which vah, the God of Israel, who spake thou didst promise him: yea, thou with his mouth unto David my spakest with thy mouth, and hast father, and hath with his hands fulfilled it with thy hand, as it is fulfilled it, saying, 5 Since the day this day. 16 Now therefore, O that I brought forth my people out Jehovah, the God of Israel, keep of the land of Egypt, I chose no with thy servant David my father 1 Or, they drew out the staves, so that 8c.

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