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and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.

10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.

14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalein as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycainore trees that are in the vale for abundance.

16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver,

СНАР. І. AND Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.

4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.

5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the

cunning men that are with me in | 15 Now therefore the wheat, and Judah and in Jerusalem, whom Da the barley, the oil, and the wine, vid my father did provide.

which my lord hath spoken of, let 8 Send me also cedar trees, fir him send unto his servants: trees, and algum trees, out of Le 16 And we will cut wood out of banon: for I know that thy servants Lebanon, as much as thou shalt can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; need: and we will bring it to thee and, behold, my servants shall be in flotes by sea to Joppa; and thou with thy servants,

shalt carry it up to Jerusalem. 9 Even to prepare me timber in 17 And Solomon numbered all abundance: for the house which I the strangers that were in the land of am about to build shall be wonderful Israel, after the numbering wheregreat.

with David his father had numbered 10 And, behold, I will give to them; and they were found an hunthy servants, the hewers that cut dred and fifty thousand and three timber, twenty thousand measures thousand and six hundred. of beaten wheat, and twenty thou 18 And he set threescore and ten sand measures of barley, and twenty thousand of them to be bearers of thousand baths of wine, and twenty burdens, and fourscore thousand to thousand baths of oil.

be hewers in the mountain, and three 11 Then Huram the king of Tyre thousand and six hundred overseers answered in writing, which he sent to set the people a work. to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath

CHAP. III. made thee king over them.

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed Then Solomon began to build be the LORD God of Israel, that the house of the LORD at Jerusamade heaven and earth, who hath lem in mount Moriah, where the given to David the king a wise son, LORD appeared unto David his endued with prudence and under father, in the place that David had standing, that might build an house prepared in the threshingfloor of for the LORD, and an house for his Ornan the Jebusite. kingdom.

2 And he began to build in the 13 And now I have sent a cun second day of the second month, in ning man, endued with understand the fourth year of his reign. ing, of Huram my father's,

3 Now these are the things where14 The son of a woman of the in Solomon was instructed for the daughters of Dan, and his father was building of the house of God. The a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, length by cubits after the first meaand in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, sure was threescore cubits, and the and in timber, in purple, in blue, and breadth twenty cubits. in fine linen, and in crimson; also to 4 And the porch that was in the grave any manner of graving, and to front of the house, the length of it find out every device which shall be was according to the breadth of the put to him, with thy cunning men, house, twenty cubits, and the height and with the cunning men of my was an hundred and twenty: and he lord David thy father.

overlaid it within with pure gold. ,

|| high, and the chapiter that was on | the top of each of them was five cubits.

16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz,

5 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains. : 6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls.

8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

11 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.

12 And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.

13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

14 And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.

15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits

CHAP. IV. MOREOVER he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.

4. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and | five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in. ..7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.

8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basons of gold.

9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south. · 11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;

12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the pillars; i

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.

· 14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. · 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass.

17 In the plain of Jordan did ihe king cast them, in the clay

ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;

22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.

". CHAP. V.

THUS all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God. .2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.

3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.

4 And all the elders of Israel them an hundred and twenty priests came; and the Levites took up the sounding with trumpets :) ark.

13 It came even to pass, as the 5 And they brought up the ark, trumpeters and singers were as one, and the tabernacle of the congre to make one sound to be heard in gation, and all the holy vessels that praising and thanking the LORD; were in the tabernacle, these did the and when they lifted up their voice priests and the Levites bring up. with the trumpets and cymbals and

6 Also king Solomon, and all the instruments of musick, and praised congregation of Israel that were the LORD, saying, For he is good; assembled unto him before the ark, for his mercy endureth for ever: that sacrificed sheep and oxen, which then the house was filled with a could not be told nor numbered for cloud, even the house of the LORD; multitude.

14 So that the priests could not 7 And the priests brought in the stand to minister by reason of the ark of the covenant of the LORD cloud: for the glory of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the had filled the house of God. house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:

CH AP. VI. 8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the THEN said Solomon, The LORD ark, and the cherubims covered the bath said that he would dwell in the ark and the staves thereof above. thick darkness.

9 And they drew out the staves 2 But I have built an house of of the ark, that the ends of the habitation for thee, and a place for staves were seen from the ark be thy dwelling for ever. fore the oracle; but they were not 3 And the king turned his face, seen without. And there it is unto and blessed the whole congregation this day.

of Israel: and all the congregation 10 There was nothing in the ark of Israel stood. save the two tables which Moses put 4 And he said, Blessed be the therein at Horeb, when the LORD LORD God of Israel, who hath with made a covenant with the children his hands fulfilled that which he of Israel, when they came out of spake with his mouth to my father Egypt.

David, saying, 11 And it came to pass, when 5 Since the day that I brought the priests were come out of the forth my people out of the land of holy place: (for all the priests that Egypt I chose no city among all the were present were sanctified, and did tribes of Israel to build an house not then wait by course:

in, that my name might be there; 12 Also the Levites which were neither chose I any man to be a the singers, all of them of Asaph, ruler over my people Israel: of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, sons and their brethren, being array that my naine might be there; and ed in white linen, having cymbals have chosen David to be over my and psalteries and harps, stood at people Israel. the east end of the altar, and with 7 Now it was in the heart of

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