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Joab slain.


Solomour's choice. the innocent blood which Joab shed, thou shalt surely die? and thou said'st from me, and froin the house of my unto me, The word that I have heard father.

is good. 32 And the LORD shall return bis 3 Why then liast thou not kept the blood upon bis own head, who fell oath of the Lord, and the commandupon two men more righteous and bet- ment that I have changed thee with? ter than be, and slew them with the 4 The king said moreover to Shimci, sword, my father David not knowing Thou krowest all the wickedness thering, co wil, Abner the son of Ner, which thiy heart is privy to, that thou captain of the lost of Israel, and Ania didst to David my father; therelore sa the son of Jether, captain of the the Long shall return tlıy wickedness host or Judalı.

upon thine own head:
33 Their blood shall therefore return 45 And King Solomon shall be bles
upon the head of Joab, and upon the ed, and the throne of David slal) le
heall of lia seed for ever: but upon established belore the Lold for ever
David, and upon his seedl, and upon 6 So the king (onunamed Benaiah
liis house, and upon bis throue, shall the son of Jehoiada; which went out,
there be peace forever from the Lond. and fell upon him, that he died. Ani

34 So. Beuniali the son of Jehoiada the kingdoin was established in the
went up and fell upon him, and slew land of Solomon.
lim: and lie w:19 buried in his own

house in the wilderness.
35 7 And the king pui Benaiah te AD Solomou made iulinity with

Pharaob king of Egypt, and tooli son of Jehoida in his room over the Phamoli's daughter, and brought hier host; and Zadok the priest did the into lbe city of David, until lie lad king put in the room of Abiathar. made an end of building bis own!

36 1 And the king sent and called for house, and the house of the Lordan
Shinei, and said unto him, Build thee the wall of Jerusalem round about,
a bouse in Jerusalem, and dweil there, 2 Only the people sacrificed in ligli
and go not fortli theoce any whither. places, because there was no bous.

37 lor it shall be, that on the day built onto the name of tbe LORD, MU
thou goest out, and passegt over the those days.
brook Kidron, thou shalt know for 3 And Solomon loved the Lond,walk
certain that iliou shalt surely die: thy ing in the statutes or David bis father:
plood shall be upontbine owu head. only he sacrificed and burnt incense in

38 And Shimci said unto the king, high places.
The saying is good: as my lord the 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sa.
king billi sud, so will thy servant do. crifice there: for that was the great
And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalein many bigh places a thousand burnt-oflerings

did Solomon oster upon that allar.
39 And it came to pu99, at the end of 5 | In Gibeon the Lord appeared to
three years, that two of the servants or Solomon in a drean by night: and God
Shinei ran away unto Achish son or said, Ask what I shall give thee.
Maachal king of Gath. And they told 6 And Solomon snid, Thou hast show.
Shinei, saying, Behold, thy servants be ed unto thy serrant David my father
in Cath,

grcat miercy, according as he walliert 10 Aud Shinei arose, and suddled his before thee in truth, and in righteous ass, and went to Gaih in Achish to ress, and in uprightness of heart with seek bis servants : and Shimei went, thee; and thou hast kept for him this and brought his servants from Gath. Igreat kindness, that tbou hast given

41 And it was told Solomon that bin a son to sit on hus throne, as it is
Shiinei bad gone from Jerusalein to this day.
Gall, and was come again.

7 And now, O Lond my God, th:ou
42 And the king sent and called for hast mad: thy servant king instead of
Shimnei, and said unto him, Did I not David my father; and I am biu a little
make tlace to sicar by the LORD, and child: I know not how to go out or
pirotested unto thee, saying, Know for come in.
a certain, on the day thou goest out, 8 And thy servant is in the midst of
and walkest abroad any wbither that thy people wluch thou hast chose), a

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Soloinon's judgment


between the karluts, great people, lliat cannot be nuinbcred to give my child suck, belold, it was por counted for multitude.

dead; but when I bad considered it in 9 Give therefore thy servant an un. the morning, bebold, it was not ny derslanding lieart to judge thy people, son which I did bear. that I may disceru between good and 22 and the other woman said, Nay: bad: for who is able to judge this wy but the living is ony sol!, and the dead 60 great a people?

is thy son, and this said, No; but the 10 And the speech pleased the LORD, dead is thy son, and the living is my thit Solomon had asked this thing son. Thus they spake before the king.

11 Aud God said unto him, because 23 Then said ühe king, The one saitli, thou hast asked this thing, and last not This is iny son that livet!, and thy son asked for thysell long life; neither hast is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; asked riches for thysell, nor hast ask, but thy son is the dead, and my son is ed the life of thive enemies; but hast the living. asked for thyself understanding to dis- 24 And the king said, Bring me a cern judgments;

sword. And they brought a sword 12 Behold, I have done according to before the king. thy words: 1o, I have given thee ä 25 And the king said, Divide the live wise and an understanding heart; su ing child in two, and give hall to the tliat there was none like thee before one, and half to the other. thee, neither after thee shall any arise 26 Then spake the woman wliose the like into thee.

living child was unto ile king, (for 13 And I have also given thee that her bowels yearned upon her son, and which thou hast not asked, both riches she said, O my lord, give her the living and honour: so that there shall not be child, and in 110 wise slay it: but the any among tlic kings like unto thee all other said, Let it be neither mine nor thy days.

thime, but livide it. 14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, 27 Then the king answered and said, to keep iny statutes and my command Give ber tbe living chill, and in ments, as thy father David did walk, wise slay it: she is the mother thereor. llen I will lengtheo thy days.

28 od all Israel beard of the judg15 And Solomon awoke; and, beliold, ment which the king had judged, and il rvas a dream. And he came to Je- they feared the king for they saw rusalem, and stood before the ark of that tbe wisdom of God was in hin, the covenint of the LORD, and offered to do judgment. up burnt-offerings, and offered peace.

CHAP. IV. oilerings, and made a seast to all his go king Suloinon was king over a}}

W lsrael. 16 1 Then came there two woman, 2 And these were the princes which thut were harlots, unto the kins, and he liad; izacial the son of Zadok the siood before hini.

priest : 17 And the one woman said, O my 3 Elihoreph und Abialı, the sons of ford, I and this womnia dwell in one Shisha, seribes; Jelinsliapliat tlic son louse; and I was delivered of a child or Ahilul, the recorder. with licr in llie house.

And Benaiah the son of Jcloiada 18 And it came to pass, llie third day las over the host; and Zidok and after that I was delivered, that this Abiathar 20ere the priosts; woman was delivered also: and we 5 And Izariah the son of Nathan were together; there was no stranger was over the officers; ud Zabud the with us in tie house, save we two in son of Nathan was principal officer, the house.

and the king's Giend; 19. And this woman's chill died in the 6 And Anislar was over the liouse. night; because she overlaid it. hold; and Adoniran the son of Abda

20 And she arose at inidnight, and was over the tribute. took my son from beside me, while) 71 And Solomon had lweive officers ily liandmaid slept, und laid it in her over ill Israel, which provided vict boson, and laid ber dead child in any uus for tbe king and his household. nosom.

each inan his month in it yeu inade 91 And when I rose in the morning provision,


Solomon's riches


and wisdon. 8 And these are their naines : The kings on this side the river: and lie had Bon of Hur, in mount Ephrain. peace on all sides round about hiin,

9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and 26 And Judah and Israel dwell salily, in Shaalbim, and Beth shemesls, and every man under his vine and under Elon-betohanan.

his fig-tree, froin Dan even to Beer 10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to sheba, all the days of Solomon, bim perlained Socholi, and all the 2015 And Solomon liad forty thousand Land of Hepler.

stuulls of horses for his chariots, and
11 The sou of Abinadab, in all the twelve thousand horsemen.
region of Dor; vluch had Tapliath 27 And those officers providor vict-
the daughter of Solomon to wife. uals for king Solomon, iud for all that

12 Bilåna tlie son of Abilud; lo him came unto king Solomon's table, every
pertained Tamach and Megiddo, and man in lsis month: they lacked out-
all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah, ing.
beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to 23 Barley also and straw for the
Abel-Meliolali, even unto the place horses and dromedaries brought they
that is beyond Jokneam,

unto the place where the officer's were, 13 The son of Geber, in Rainoth every man according to his charge. gilead; 10 bim pertained the towns of 29 T Avd God gave Solomon wisdom Jair the son of Manasseh, wbich are and understanding exceeding much, in Gilead: to him also pertained the and largeness of heart, even as the region of Argob, which is in Bashian, sand ibat is on the sea-shore. threescore great cities with walls and 30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled and brazen bus.

the wisdom of all the children of the 1-4 Alinadad the son of Iddo had east country, and all the wisdom of Nauuaim,

Egypt. lö Alimanz vos in Naphtali; he also 31 For he was wiser than all men ; touk Basinath, the daughter of Solo-than Ethan the Ezrabite, and l-lemun, mon, to) wile.

and Chalcol, and Darda, the son of lo Baanah the son of Husliai was Malio): and his fame was in all na in Aslier and in Aloth.

tione round about. 17 Jelioshaphat the son of Paruah, in 32 And be spake three thousand Issachar.

proverbs; and his songs were a lliouIS Shiinei the son of Elalı, in Benja- sand and live. min.

33 And he spoke of trees, froin the 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the cedar tree that is in Lebanon, even country of Gilead, in thic country of unto the hyesup that springeil out of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og the wall: he spake also of beasts, and king of Baslın; and he was the only of fowi, and of crecping things, and of ollicer which iras in the lisid.

fishes. 20 1 Judal and lyrael were many, as 3-4 And there came of all people to the sand which is hy tie sca in multi liear the wisdom of Solomou, from all tude, eating and drinking, and making kings of the earth, which had heard

of liis wisdom.
21 And Solomon reigned over all

kingdonis, lioin the river unto the land
of the Puilistines, and unto the borded

' AND Hiran king of Tyre sent his

servants unto Soloinoni; for lie of Egypt: they brought presents, and bad heard that they had anointed him serred Solomon all the days of his lise. king in the room of his mother; for 22 1 And Solomon's provision for one Hiram was ever a lover of David. dny was thirty measures of fine nour, 2 And Solomon sent10 Iliram, saying, and threescore measures of mea!, 3 Tlou knowest how that David my

23 Ten filt oxen, and twenty oxen out rather could not build a house unto the of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, name of the LORD bis God, for the besides harts, and roe-bucks, and fald wars wlich were about him on every low-deer, and fatted fowl.

side, until the LORD put them under 24 Forle lad dominion over all the the soles of his feet. region on thig sitle the river, from 4 But now the LOND my God liath Tiphsalı even tu Azzalı, over all the given me rest on every side, so that


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Solomon's Col17vn


and labour cr's. there is neither advcrsary nor evilten thousand that bare burdens, and occurrent


thousand hewerg in the 5 And, behold, I purpose to build a mountains. house unto the name of the Lond iny 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's oi: God, as the LORD spake unto David ficers which were over the work, tbree my father, saying, 'Thy son, wborn I thousand and three hundred, which will set upon my throne in tiy room, ruled over tbe people that wrought in he shall build a house unto my naine. the work.

6 Now therefore command thou that 17 And the king commanded, and they new me cedar-trees out of Leba- theybrought great stones, costlystones, 110n; and iny servants shall be with and hewed stones, lo lay the foundathy servants: and unto thee will I give tion of the house. hire for thy servants according to all 18 And Solomon's builders and Hiihat thou shalt appoint: for tlou ram's builders did hew them, and the koowest that there is not among us any stone-squarers so they prepared tinthat can skill to liew timber like to ber aid stones to build toe house. the Sidonians.

CHAP, VÍ. vicard the words of Solomon, that he A Lundred and eightieth year after 9 H And it came to pass, when Hiran

ND it in rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be ilie Lord this day, whicb liath given the cluildren of Israel were come out unlo David a wise son over this great of the land of Egypt, in the fourt people.

year of Solomon's reigni over Israel, in 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, say- the month Zil, wbichis tlie second wg. I have considered the things month, that lie began to build the which thou sentest to me for: and I house ofthe Lord.

do all thy desire concerning lim-.2 And the liouse which king Solomon 6 of fir.

was threescore cubils, and the breadılı 9 My servants shall bring them down thereof twenty cubits, and the height from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will thereof thirty cubite. convey them by sea in floats unto the 3 And the porch before the temple of place that thou shalt appoint me, and the house, twenty cubils was the will cause them to be discharged there, length thereof, according to thcbreadtb and thou shalt receive them and thou or de bouse; and ten cubils was die shalt accomplish my desire in giving breadth thereof before the bouse. food for iny nousehold.

4 And for wie house he made will 10 So Hirun gare Solonion cedar-dows of narrow lights. trees, and fir-trees, according to all 5 1 And against the wall of the house his desire.

be built chambers roundabout,ogainst 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty the wall of the liouse round aboui, thousand measures of wireat for food both of the temple and of the oracle: to liis household, and twenty ineasures and be made chambers round about of pure oil: thus save Solomon to Hi- 6 The nethermost chamber was tive ram year by year.

cubits broad, and the middle was six 12 And the LURD gave Solomon wis. cubils broad, aud the Uird wuas seven dom, as he promised bim: and there cubits broad; for without in the wall was peace between Hirain and Solo- of the house he made narrowed resi: mon; and they two made a league to-round about, that the beams should not gether.

be fastened in the walls of the house. 13 | And king Salomon raised a levy 7 And the liouse, when it was in out of all Israel; and the levy was building, was built of stone made Ilirty thousand men.

ready before it was brought thither. 14 And he sentihem to Lebanon ten so that there was neither laimer, nor thousand a month by courses; a month axe, nor any tool of iron, heard in the they were in Lebanon,andtwo months liouse while it was in building a: home:aud Adoniram wus over the 8 Tlie door for the iniddle chamber lovg.

was in the riglit side of the house ; 15 And Solomon had wreescore and and they went up with winding stairs The building


of the temple into the middle chamber, and out of 23 11 And within the oracle he made tlie middle into the third.

two cherubiins of olive-tree, each ten 9 So lie built the bouse, and tinished cubits bigli. it; iud corereil the louse with beams 24 And live cults was the one wing and boarls of cedar.

of the cherub), and fire cubits the other 10 And thenlie built chambers against wing of the cherub: from the utterall the house, live cubits high ard inost part of the one wing unto the they resled on the house with timber uttermost part or the other wucre ten or ceilar,

cubits. Il | And the word of the Lord canic 25. And tlie other cherub lunes ten lo Solomon, saying,

cubits: both the cherubinis were of 12 Concerning this liouse which thou one measure and one size. art in building, if thou wilt walk in 26 The height of the one cherub war my statutes, and execute my judeten cubits, and so was il of the othe meuts, and keep all my command- cherub, inents to walk in them; then will I 27 And he set the cherubims withir. perform my word with thee, wbich I the inner liouse: and they stretched opakc unto David thy tather: forth the wings of tbe cherubims, so 13 And I will dwell aoong the chil.jthat the wing of the one touched tho dren of Israel, and will not forsake one wall, and the wing of the other iny people Israel.

chcrub touched the other wall; and 14 So Solomon built the bouse, and their wings touched one another in the finished it

midst of the house. 15 and he built the walls or llie louse 28 du he overlaid the clierubiing within willi boards of cedar, both tlies with goll. floor of the liouse, and the walls of the 29 And he carved all the walls of thic ceiling: and be covered them on the house round about with carved figures inside with wood, and covered the tloor of cherubins, and palm-trces, and opof the liouse with planks of Gr. en flowers, willin and without.

16 And be built twenty cubits on the 30 uthe fluor of the house he oversides of the liouse, both the floor and laid witli golul, within and without the walls with boards of cedar: he 31 T Au for thc eotering of the ora eren ouilt them for it within, even for cle he made doors of olive-tree: the lhe oracle, even for the most holylintel and side-posts wore a lillh part place.

of the wall. 17 And the house, that is, the temple 32 The two doors also sucre of olivebelore it, was forty cubits long. tree; and he carved upon them cary.

18 And the cedar of the house within ings of cherubiins, and palm-trees, and was covered with knops and open open-lowers, and overlaid them with flowers: all was cedar; there was no gold, and spread gold upon the cheru

bims, and upon the palm-trees. 19 And the oracle he prepared in the 33 So also made lie for the door of the house within, to set there the ark of temple-posts of olive-tree, a fourth the covenant of the Loro,

part of the wall. 20 And the oracle in the lore-part 34 And the two doors sucreaffir-tree: was iwenty cubits in length and twen- the two leaves of the one door werd ty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits folding, and the two leaves of tlic other in the lieight thereof; and he overlaid door were solding: it with pure gold; and so covered the 35 And he carved thereon cherubims, altar which ivas of cedar.

and palm trees, and open lowers; and 21 So Solomon overlaid the house covered their with gold, fitted upon within with pure gold: and he made a the carved work. partition by the chains of gold before 36 1 And he built the inner court ile oracle; and he overlaid it with with three rows of bewed stone, ano gold.

a row of ccdar beams. 22 and be whole house le overlaid| 37 | In the fourth year was the founwith gold, until he lind finislied all the dation of the house of the Lond laici, louse : also the whole altar tliat was in the month Zif: by the vracle he overlaid will gold. 38 And in the year, in the

stone seen.

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