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41 T'he kırg sa'dinoreover to Slimei, Thou 11 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to nowest all the wickedness which thine heart keep my statutes and my commandments, as is privy to, that t!ou didst 10 David my thy father David did walk, lisen I will lengthPalier; therefore Ilie LORD shall relurn this entry days. wickedness upon thine own lead:

15 And Solomon awoke ; and, behold, it 15 And king Solomon shall be imesed, and was a dream: and he came to Jerusalem, the throne of David shall be established be- and stood before the ark of the covenant of Bore the Lord for ever.

the Lorn, and offered up burnt-offerings, 40 So the king commanded Benaiah the and offered peace-offerings, and made a re of Jelioiada; which went out, and sell feast to all his servants. wa him, that lie died : and the kingdum 16 | Then came there two women that was established in the hand of Solomon. were harlots unto the king, and stood before CUAP. II.

him. N)) Solomon made affinity with Pharaoli 17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I

kingof Egypt.and took Pliaraoli's daug! and this woman dweli in one house'; and i ter, and brought her into the city of David, was delivered of a child with her in the house. until he had made an end of building his own 18 And it came to pass, the third day aller house, and the house of the LORD, and the that I was delivered, that this woman was wall of Jerusalem round about.

delivered also : and we were together; there 2. Only the people sacrificed in high places, was no stranger wille us in the house, save because there was no house built unto the we two in the house. name of the LORD), until those days.

19 And this woman's child died in the 3 And Solomon loved the Lord, walking night; because she overlaid it. in the stalules of David liis failier : only ise 20 And she arose at midnight, and took my sacrificed and burnt incense in liigh places. son from beside me, while ibine bandmaid

4 And the king went to Gibeon lo sacrifice slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her thiere ; for that was the great liigla place : a dead child in my bosom. thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer 1 And when I rose in the morning to give upon that altar.

my child suck, beliold, ii was dead; but when 5! In Gibeon the Lord appeared to So- l had considered it in the morning, behold, in lomon in a dream by niglit: and God said, was not my son which I did bear Ask what I shall give thee.

2 And the other woman said, Nay; but 6 And Solomon said, Thou last sliewed the living is my son, and the dead is th; son unto thy servant David my father great mer. And this said, No; but the dead is thý son, cy, according as he walked belore tliee in and the living is my son. Thus they spake truth, and in righteousness, and in uprigi.- Helore the king: ness of heart with thee; and thou hast kepilor 23 Then said the king, The one sailli, him tliis great kindness, that thou hast given This is my son that livelli, and thy son is iiic him a son to sit on his thirone, as it is this day. dead : and the other saithi, Nay; but thy son

1 And now, () Lon my God, thou hast is the dead, and iny son is the living. made thy servant king instead of Davij my 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. father; and I am biu a livle child : I know And they brought a sword before the king. not how to go out or come in.

25 And the king said, Divide the living 8 And thy servant is in the midst of tiny child in two, and give biall to the one, and people which thou hast chosen. a great peo- hail to the other. ple, that canci be numbered nor counted for 26 Ten spake the woman whose the live multitude.

ing child wus unto the hing, (for her bowels 9 Give therefore they servant an under. yearned upon her son,) and she saici, O my standing heart to judge thy people, that I lord.give lier the living child, and in no wise may discern between good and bad: for -lay it: but the other said, Let it be neither who is able to judge this thy so great a people mine nor thine, but divide it.

10 And the speech pleased the Lurs), ihat 27 Then the king answered and said, Give Solomon had asked this thing.

her the living child, and in no wise slay it 11 And God said unto him, Because Thou she is the mother thereof. hast asked this thing, and hat not asked for 28. And all Israel lieard of the judgment thyself long lise; neither hastasked riches for which the king liad judged, and they leared Lysell, nor hast asked the lile of thine ere the king : for they saw that the wisdom of mies ; but hast asked for thiyself understand. God was in dim 1o do julgınent. ing ko discern judgment;

CHAP. IV. 12 Behold, I have done according lo tly king Solonion was king over all Israel. words : lo, I have given thee a wise and an 2 And ! lesz were the princes which lie understanding leait; so that there was none had ; Azariah the son of Zadɔk tie priest; like thee belore thice, neither after thee shall 3 Etihoreph and Alalı, the sons of Shislie, any arise like unto thee.

scribes, Jehoshaphat the son of Alilud, the 13 And I have also given thee that which recorder. thou hast not asked, both ricies and lionour: 4 Am Bensialı the son of Jehoiada war so that there shall not be any among ile kings over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were uke into thee all thy days

the priests ;

5 And Azariah the son of Nathian roas over 26 And Solomon bad forty thousand the othicers; and Zahud the son of Nathan stalls of borses for bis chariots, and twelve was principal officer, and the king's friend; thousand liorsemen.

6 And Abishia: uns over the household ; 27 And those officers provided victna! for and Adoniram the son of Abda wus over king Solomon, and for all that came unto the tribute.

king Solomon's table, every man in his 71 And Solomon bad twelve officers over month : they lacked nothing. all Israel, which provided victuals for the 28 Barlev also and straw for the horses king and his household: each man his month and dromedaries brought they unto the plare in a year made provision.

where the officers were, every man according 8 And these are their naines: The son or to his charge. Hur, in mount Ephraim.

29 i And Goc gave Solomon wisdom and 9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in understanding exceeding much, and largeSaalivim, and Beth sheines!ı, and Elon-ness cf beart, even as the sand that is on the beth-banan.

sea-shore. 10 The son of Ilesed, in Aruhoth; to liim 30 And Solomon's wisdom excclled the pertained Socloh. and all the land of Plepler. wisdom of all the children of the east coun.

li The son of Abinadab, in all the region try, and all the wisdom of Egypt. of Dor; which lad Taphath the daughter of 31 For he was wiser llan all men; than Solomon to wife,

Ethan tbe Ezralite, and Heman, and (hal. 12 Baana lhe son of Ihilud ; lo him per-col, and Darla, the sons of Malol: and his toined Taanachi and Megiddo, and all Beth- lame was in all-nations round about. shean, which is hy Zartanal, beneath Jez 3! And he spake three thousand proverbs ; recl, from Betlisbean to Ahel-meholalı, even and his songs were a thousand and five. unto the place that is beyond Jokneam. 33 and be spake of trees, from the cedar

13 The son of Geber, in Ramoih-gilead : tree that is in Lebanon. even unto the hyssop 10 luin pertained the towns of Jair the son or that springeth out of the wall: he spake also Manassell, whiclı are in Gilead: to him also oi beasts, and of low), and of creeping things, pertuined the region of Argo!, which is in and of Oshes, Bashall, threrscore great cities, with walls 34 And there came of all penple to lear and bracen bars.

the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of 14 A hinadab the son of Iddo had Malia- the earth), which had heard of lois wi-doin. maim.

CHAP. V. Basmath the daughter of Solcmne to wife AND Hiram king of Tyre sent his serranis

unto Solomon : (for he had heard that 16 Baanals the son of Mustai uus in Asher they had anointed l'im king in the roum of and in Aloth.

his failer;) for Firam wils ever a lover of 17 Jehoshapliat the son of Paruah in Is. David; sacliar.

2 And Solomon sent to Hiram. saying, 18 Shiinei the son of Elalı in Benjamin. 3 Thou knowest how that David my father

19 Geber the son of Cri vcas in the country could not build an house unto the name of of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the the LORD his God, for the wars which were Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan ; and he about him on every side, until the LORD put sous the only officer which was in the land. them under the soles of his fert.

2011 Judah and Israel were many, as the 4. But now the Lord my God hath given sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating me rest on every side, so thut there is neither and drinking, and making merry. adversary por evil occurrent.

21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms, 5 And hehold, I purpose to build an house from the river into the land of the Philistines, unto the name of the Lord my Gioil, as the and unto ilie border of Egypt: they brougli Lord spake unto David my father, saying, presents, and served Solomon all the days of Thy son, whoin will set upon the throne in

thy room,

he shall build an house unto my 121 And Solomon's provision for one day name: was thirty measures of fine flour, and dire 6 Now thirrefore command bou that they score measures of meal,

bew me cedar-eroes out of Lebanon; and my 23 Ten fal oxen, and twenty oxen out of servants shall be with this servants: and uniu the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside thee will I give hire for ihy servants, accord harts, and roe-bucks, and fallow.deer, and ing to all that thou shalt appoint: for those fatted fowi.

knuwest that there is not among us any that 21 For he had dominion orer all the regio can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidoon this side the river, from Tiphaal even to niars. Azzan, over all the kings on this side the 79 And it came to pass, when Hiram river: and he bad peace on all sides round heard the words o Solomon, that he rejoiced abone bim.

greatly, and said, Blessed be the Lord this 5 And Julah and Israel dwell safely, day, which had givell un'o David a wise SUL every man under his vine and under his tig over this great people. tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the & And Ilirani sent in Solomon, saying, !

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4st to me for : and I will do all thy desire, without in the wall of the house he made concerning timber of cedar, and concerning narrowed rests round about, that the beams timber of fir.

should not be fastened in ihe walls of the 9 My servants shall bring them down from house. Lebanon unto the sea ; and I will convey 7 And the house, wlien it was in building. them by sea in floats unto the place that thou was built of stone made ready before it was shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be brought titler : so that there was neither dischaiged thiere, and thou shalt receive hammer, ror axe, nor any tool of iron, heard them: and thion shalt accomplish my desire, in the house while it was in building. in giving food for my household.

8 The door for the middle chamber was in 0 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees, the right side of the house : and they were ind fir-trees, according to all liis desire. up with winding stairs into the middle cham

1! And Solomon gave Mirain twenty ber, and out of the middle into the third. thou and measures of wheat for food 10 bis 9 So he built the house, and finished it, bouseliold, and twenty measures of pure oil : and covered the house with beams and thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. boards of cedar.

12 Ard the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, 10 And then be built chambers against all As le promised liim ? and there was peace the livuse five cubits high : and they rested helween Hiram and Solomon; and they (wo on the house with timber of cedar. inade a league together.

11 9 And the word of the LORD came to 13 1 Aud king Solomon raised a levy out Solomon, saying, of all Israel ; and the levy was thirty ihou 12 Concerning this house wliich thou art sand inen.

in building, if thou wilt walk in my slatutes, 14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thou- and execute my judgments, and keep all ny cand a inonth by courses; a month they were commandments to walk in them; then will in Lebanon, and two months at home: and I perform my word with thee, which I spake allcniram was over the levy.

unto L'avid ihr father. 15 And Solomon had threescore and ten 13 And I will dwell among the children of Mousand that bare burdens, and fourscore Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel diousand hewers in the mountains:

14 So Solomon built the house, and finish. 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's officere ed it. which were over the work, three thousand 15 And he built the walls of the blouse withi. And three liundred, which ruled over the pro-in with boards of cedar, both the floor of the ple that wrought in the work.

house, and the walis of the ceiling: and he 17 And the king commanded, and they covered them on the inside with wood, and brouglit great stones, costly stones, and bew-covered the floor of the house with plauks ed stones, to lay the foundation of the house of fir.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's 16 And he built twenty onbits on tlie sides builders did bew them and the stone-squarers: of the house, both the Poor and the walls $0 tiiey prepared timber and stones io build with boards of cedar: he even built them for the house.

it within, even for the oracle, eren for the CHAP. 11.

most holy pluce. Andeamento post in the courthodred 17 And the house, that is, the temple be

and eightie!h year after the children of fore it, was forty cubits long. Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, 13 And the cedar of the house within was ja ilie fourth year of Scionou's reign over carved with knops and open flowers : all was Israel, in the month Zif, which is the se- cedar ; there was no stone seen. elud month, that he began to build the house 19 And die oracle he prepared in the house of the LORD.

withiin, to set there the ark of the covenant % And the house whicha king Solomon built of the LORD. fur the Lori), the length thereof wus three 20 And the oracle in the fore-part rcas score cubits, and the breadth thereot' twenty twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in ubits, and the beight thereof thirty cubits. breadth, and twenty cubits m the height

3 And the porch before the temple of the thereot; and he overlaid it with pure gold; louise, twenty cubits was the length thereof, and so covered the altawhich was of cedar. according to the breadth of the house ; and 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within ter cubils was tue breadth thereof before the wit! pure gold: and he made a partition by house.

the chains of gold before the oracle, and he * And for the house he made windows of|cverlaid it with gold. carrow lights.

22 And the whole licuse lle overlaid with 6 ! And against the wall of the house he gold, until he had finished all the house : also buile chambers round about, aguinst the wails the whole altar, that was by the oracle, he of the house round about, bolh of the temple overlaid with gold. and of the Oracle: and he made chambers 23 1 And within the oracle he made iw round about.

cheruhiins of olive-tree, each ten cubits hi 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits 24 And five cubits was the one wing of broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, cherub, and five cubils the other wing of and the third rous seven cubits broad : for cherub: from the vitermost rart of the 257

wing unto the uttermost part of the other brearlila theroof tl.irty cubits; and the porch keie len cubits.

was before them; and the other pillars and 25 And the other cherub uras ten cubits; the thick beam were before them. hoth tlie cherubims were of one inensure and 7 1 Then be made a porch for the throne one size

wbere le miglit judge, even the porch of 26 The leig!ıl of the one cheruh was ten judgment; and il nus covered will cecar culits, and so was il of the other clicrub). from one side of the floor to the other,

27 And he set the cherubims within the 8 ! Anul his house where he dwelt hall inner house : and they stretclied forth the another court within the porels, which was o! wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the line work. Solomon inade also an borts: the one touched the one wall, and the wing for Pliaraoh's daugliter, whom lie ba: taken of the other cherub touclied the other wall to wife, like unto this porch. and their wings louched one another in the 9 All these vere of cos v stones, according nidst of the house.

to the measures of liewed stones, sawed witin 28 And hic overlaid the cherubims with gold. saws, within and without, even from the

29 And he carved all the walls of the house foundation unto the coping, and so ou the round about with carved figures of cheru- outside toward the greai court. hins and palin-trees, and open flowers, willi 10 And the foundation was of costly stones, in and without.

even great stones, stones of len cubits, and 30 and the floor of the house he overlaid stones of eight cubits. with gold within and without.

11 And above were costly stones, (after 31 1 And for the entering of the oracle lie the measures of hewed stones;) and cedars. made doors of olive-tree : the lintel und side. 12 And the great court round about was posts were a fifth part of the wall.

with three rows of bewed stones, and a ruly 32 The two doors also were of olive-tree; of cedar-beams, both for the inner court of and be carved upon them carvings of cheru- the house of the Lord, and for the porch of biins, and palir erecs, and open Howers, and the liouse. overlaid them with gold, and spread gold up 13 il And king Solomon sent and fetched on the cherubinis, and upon the palin-trees. Hiram out of Tyre.

33 So also made he for the door ol live temple 14 He was a wider's son of the tribe of posts of olive-tree, a fourtlı part of the wall. Naphtali, and his fallier was a man of Tyre,

34 And the two doors were of fir-tree: the a worker in brass: and he was filled with two leaves of the one door were tolding, and wisdom and understanding, and cunning 10 the two leaves of the other door were tolding. work all works in brass. And be came to

35 And he carved thereon cherubims, and king Solomon, and wrought all his work, palın-trees, and open flowers; and covered 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighthem with gold fitied upon the carved work. teen cubits liigh a piece; and a line of twelve

36 1 And he built the inner court with three cubits did compass either of them about. rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar 16 And he made two chapiters of molten beams.

brass, 10 set upon the tops of the pillars: thie S7 1 In the fourth year was the founda- beight of the one chapiter was live cubits, lion of the house of the Lord laid, in the and the height of the other chapiter was five month lif:

cubits : 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month 17 Anu nels of clieçuer work, and wreathis Bul, (which is the eighth month,) was the of chain work, for the chapiters which were house tuislied throughout all the parts tliere- upon the top of the pillars: seven for the one of, and according to all the fashion of it. So chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. was he seven years in building it.

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows CHAP. VII.

cound about upon tle one net-work, to cover thirteen years, and lie finished all his pomegranates: and so did he for the other

as house.

chapiter. 2 1 He built also the liouse of the forest of 19 And the chapiters that were upon the Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred top of the pillars were of lily-work in the cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, porch, four cubitu. and the beiglit thereof thirty, cubits, upon 20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars tour row's of cedar pillars, with cedar beams had pomegronales also above, over against upon the pillars.

the belly which was hy the net-work; and 3 And it was covered with cedar above the pomegranates, were two hundred, in upon the beams that lay on forty-five pillars, rows round about upon the other chapiter. Ameen in a row.

21 And he set up the pillars in the porch 4 And there rere windows in three rows, of the temple: and be set up the right pillar, and light was against liglit in three ranks. and called the name thereof Jachin; and be

5 And all the doors and posts were square set up the lell pillar, and called the name with the windows: and liglit was against thereof Boaz. light in three ranks.

22 And upon the top of the pillars ras lily °69 And he made a porch of pillars; the work ; so was the work oftlie pillars finished

Nits from the one brim to the other; it rus; 39 And lie put five hases on the riglie: de and all abou', and his heigh! rras five cu or the linuse, and five on the left sie ē of lie tits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass house; and he set the sea on the riglit side of iround about.

the house eastwarui, over against the south. 1 And under the brim of it round about 40 % And Iliram iace tie lavers, and the kere rere krops compassing it, ten in a cu- shovels, and the hasons: so Hiram mir les pit, compassing the sea round about: the an end of doing all the work that lie nale mapa rere rast in two rows when it was cast. king Solomon for the house of the LORD ;

2, le stood upor twelve oxen, three look i The two pillars, and the tice bowls of z toward the north, and three looking to the cleapiters that were on the top of the two tard the wel, ao tiree !9081ng toward the pillars; and the luo 121- Works, to cover the Bil. and tiree looking touard ile eastliwo howls of the chapters which were upon and the ser uns set above upon them, and the top of the pilla.s e iltir hinder parts were inward.

42 Aud four hundrra pomegranates for the 2: Andi: ris an land-breaslih thick, and iwo net-works, 'eren ino rows of

poinegran. te brion thereof was wrought like the brinjales for one net-work, ic cover the two bowls bf a cu;), with flowers of lilies: it contained of the clapiers that were upon the pillars; 10 thousand baths.

33 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on 57. And be maderen bazes of brass ; four the bases; abits was the length of one base, and four 41 And one sea, and twelve oxen under lebits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the sca: the leighit of it.

di And the pols, and the shovels, and the 2 And the work of the bases was on this basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram immer : they liad borders, and the borders made to king Solomon for the house of the Bere between the ledges:

LORD were of bright brass. And on the borders that rrere between 40 !n the plain of Jordan did the king cast the ledges vere lions, oven, and cherubims: them, in the clayground between Succoth end u; on the ledges there wls a base above; and Zarihan. en lieneath the lions and oxen were certain 47 And Solomon left al. tne vessels un. willitions madle of thin work.

weighed, because they were exceeding many: 30 An every l'ase had four brasen wheels, neither was the weight of the brass found out. etic plates of brass; and the four corners 48 And Solomon made all the v ssels that thereof had undersetters: under the laver pertuined unto the house of the I ORD: the vero undersetters inollen, al the side of every altar of gold, and the table of goid, whereAdelicion.

up on the shew-bread was, 31 And the mouth of it, within the chapi 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five ver and alove, wus a cubit: but the mouth on the right side, and five on the leli, before bareuf uus roum, ufler the work of the tie oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, baie, a cubit and an hálf; and also upon the and the tongs, of goll ; month of it were gravings with their borders, 50 And the bowls. and the snufers, and the four-square, not round.

bases, and the spoons, and the censers, 0, 3. And wider the borders were four wheels: pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for and the axle-trees of the wheels were joined the doors of the inner louse, the most holy b the base: and the lieighit of a wheel was piace, and for the doors of the liouse, lo wil, 2 cubit and half a cubit,

of the temple. 33 Aur the work of the wheels was like 51 So was ended all the work that king Sodie work of a chariot wheel; their axle trees, lomion made for the house of the Lord. And and their naves, and their felloes, and their Solomon brouglie in the things which David pokes, rrere all molten.

his father liad dedicated; even the silver, and 34 And there were four underselters to the the gold, and the vessels, did he put among fnur corners of one base: and the underset- the treasures of the house of the LORD. ters were of the very base itself.

CUAP. VII. 35. And in the top of the base oras there a THEN Solomon assembled tinc elders of ls the top of ibc base, the ledges thercof, and chief of the fallers of the children of Israel, the borders thereof were of the same. unto king Solomon in Jerusaleni, that they

36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, night bring up the ark of the covenant of the and on the borders thereof, he graved cheru- Lorn out of the city of David, which is Zion biins, lions, and palm-trees, according to the 2 And all the men of Israel assembled ineniproportion of every one, and additions round selves unto king Solomon at the feast in the abou:.

month Eebanim, which is the seventh month. 37 After this manner he made the ten ba 3 And all the elders of Israel came, and yos: all of them had one casting, one men- the priests took up the ark, Eure, and one size.

4 And they brought up the ark of the 38 4 Then made he ten lavers of brass : Lord, and the tabernacle of the congrega. one laver cumained forty baths; and every tion, and all the holy vessels that were in the hrer wa four cuits; unul upon every one tabemacle, rven those did the priests and the

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