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by the causeway of the going up, ward months of ene year, of every course rrena against ward.

twenty and four thousand. 17 Fastward cere six Levites, nortlıward 2 (iver the first course, for the first monitor four a day, southward four a day, and 10-rrus Jaslıobeam the con of Zalaliel: and in ward Appiin livo anul two.

Sis course rere twenty and four thousand, 18 At l'arbar westward, four at the cause 3 Of the children of Perez was the chief of way, and two at Parbar,

all tl.e captains of the lost for the first month 19 These are the divisions of the porters 4 And over the course of the second inonth among the sons of Kore, and among i!ie sons was Docaian Ahohite, and of his course soos of Merari.

Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise 20 1 And of the Levites, Ahijalı was over were twenty and four thousand. the treasures of the house of God, and over 5 The third captain of the licsi, for ilie the treasures of the dedicated things, third month, wus Benaialı the son of Jelloja.

21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the da, a chiet priest: and in liis course stere soms of the Gershonite Laadan, chier fathers. twenty and four thousand. eren of Landan le Gerslonite, were Jebieli. 6 This is thut Benaiah, who was mighty

2. Tlie sons of Jeliieli; Zetham, and Joel among the thirty, and above the thirty : aud his brother, which were over the treasures of in his course was Ainmizalvad liis son. the house of the LORD,

7 The fourth captain, for the fourth month, 23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, was Asaliel the brother of Jorb, and Zebathe Hebroniles, anul the Uzzielites :

uiab his son alier him: and in his course 24 And Shebuel the sou of Gershom, the were twenty and four thousand. son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. 8 The fifth captain, for the fifth month,

25 And liis brethren by Eliezer; Relia- was Shamuth the Izralite: and in his biah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Jo- course were twenty a:id four thousand. rain his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelo 9 The sixth coptuin, for the sixth month, Inith lus son:

was Ira the son of Thikesh thie Tekoile : and 26 Which Shelonith ard his bretlıren were in bis course were twenty and four thousand. over all the treasures of the dedicated things, 10 The seventh cuptoin, for the seventh which David the king, and the chief lathers, month, was Helez the Pelonite, of the chil. the captains over thousands and lundreds, cren of Ephrain : and in his course uere and the captains of the most, had dedicated. twenty and four thousand.

27 Out of the spoils wol in bailles did they 11 The eiglith cuptain, for the eighth dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD. month, was Sibbecai ile tushallite, of the

28 And all that Samuel tlie seer, and Saul Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and the son of Kish, and Abner tlie son of Ner, four thousand. and Joab the son of Zeruialı, had dedicaied, 12 The ninth captain, for the ninth monthie ard whosoever liad dedicated any thing, it was Abiezer the Agetothite, of the Benja was under the land of Shelomill, and of his mites: and in liis course were twenty and low brethren.

thousand. 29 I of the Izliarites, Chenaniah and his 13 Tlie tenth cuptuin, for the tenth mont), sons were for the outward business over is-was Malarai the Netophathite, of the Zar rael, for officers and judges.

nites: and in his course were twenty and fou: 30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and thousand. his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and 11 The eleventh captain, for the eleventh seven hundred, were officers among them of month, wos Beneiab inie Piratlonite, of the Israel on this side Jordan westward, in ail children of Ephraim: and in his course were the business of the Lord, and in the service wenty and four thousand. of the king.

15 The iweilih cuptain, for tlie twellih 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijalı the month, was Heldai the Netophathite, or othchief, even among the Hebronites, according niel: and in his course were iwenty and suur 10 the generations of liis fathers. In the for-thousand. tieth year of the reign of David they were 161 Furthermore, over the tril.cs of Israa: souglit for, and there were found among them the ruler of the Reubenites uus Eliezer the mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead. son of Zieliri: of the Simeonites; Shephatiah

32 And his brethren, men of valour, were the son of Maachalı: two thousand and seven hundred chief (a 17 Of the Levites ; Hashaliali the sono thers, whom king David made rulers over Kemuel: oi'llie Aaroniles ; Zadok : the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the ball 13 Or Judalı; Elihu, one of the brethren of tribe of Manassel, for every matter pertain- David: of Issachar; Omri the son of Michael ing to God, and affairs of the king.

19 Or Zebulun; Ishmaiah the son of ObadiCHAP, XXVII.

ah: of Naphtali; Jerimoth the son of Azriel:

20 Ofthe children of Ephraim; Hoshea the number, to uit, the chief fathers and son of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of Manascaptains of thousands and hundreds, and selı ; Joel ine son of Pedaiali : their officers that served the king in any .1 Oribe hall-tribe of Manassel in Gilead. matter of the courses, which came in and Iddo the son of Zecharialı: of Benjainin;Jaa went out month by month througlout all the siel the sou of Abner:


NOW tle children of Israel after their

22 Or Dan; Azareel the son of Jeroliam. king over Israel for ever: for lie hatli chosen These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of

23 1 But David took not the number of Judah the house of my father; and among them froin twenty years old and under; be- the sons of my father be liked me, to make cause the Lord had said he would increase me king over all Israel. Israel like to the stars of the heavens, 5 And of all my sons (for the Lord hath

24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to num-given me many sons) lie bath chosen Solooer, but he finished not, because there fell mon my son io sit upon the throne of the wrath for it against Israel; neither was the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. number put in the account of the chronicles 6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, of king David.

he shall build my house and my courts : for 25 1 and over the king's treasures was I have chosen him to be my son, and I will Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the be his father. storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in 7 Moreover, I will establish his kingdom the villages, and in the castles, was Jelicna- for ever, if lie be constant to do my comthan the son of Uzzialı:

inandınents, and my judgments, as at this 26 And over them that did the work of the day. field, for tillage of the ground, was Ezri the 8 Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, son of Chelub:

the congregation of the Lord, and in the 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the audience or our God, keep and seek for all Ramathite: over the increase of the vine- the commandments of the Lord your God; yards for the wine cellars wous Zabdi the that ye may possess this good land, and leave Shiphımite :

it for an inheri:auce for your children after 29 Aud over the olive-trees, and the syca- you for ever. more-trees that were in the low plains, was 99 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou Baal-hanan the Gederite : and over the cel- the God of thy father, and serve him with a lars of oil was Joash.

perfect heart, and with a willing mind; for 29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon the Lord searcheth all bearts, and under. was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the lierds standelli all the imaginations of the thoughts : that were in the valleys wus Shaphat the son ir thou seek him, he will be found of thee; of Adlai:

but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off 30 Over the camels also wus Obil the Ish- for ever. maelite: and over the asses was Jelideialı thie 10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath choMeronothite :

sen thee to build an house for the sanctuary; 31 And over the flocks wus Jaziz the Ila- the strong, and do it. ferite. All these were the rulers of the sub 111 Thien Lavid gave to Solomon liis son stance which was king David's.

the pattern of the porch, and of the houses 32 Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was a thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and the upper chamwers thereof, and of the inner Jehiel the son of Ilaclimoni wus with the parlours thereof, and of the place or the mere king's sons :

cy-seat, 33 And Alithophel was the king's coun 1. And the pattern of all that he had by sellor: and Flushai' the Arcliite was the king's the Spirit, of the courts of the house of llie companion :

LORD, and of all the chambers round about, 34 And after Abithophel was Jehoiada :Jim of the treasuries of the liouse of God, and ci son of Benaiali, and Abiathar: and the gene- the trea:uries of the dedicated things: ral of the king's army was Joa').

13 Also for the courses of the priests and CHAP. XXVIII.

the Levites, and for all the work of the ser

, for all Israel, tie princes of the tribes, and the vessels of service in the house of the LORD. ceplains of the companies that ininistered to 14 Jie gne of gold by weight for things of the king by course, and the captains over the gold, för all instruments of all manner of serthousands, and captains over the hundreds, vice; silver also for all instruments of silver and the slewards over all the substance and by weight, for ahi iustruments of every kind possession of the king, and of his sons, with or service: the officers, and with the mighty men, ard 15 Even the weiglit for the candlesticks of with all the valiant inen, unto Jerusalem. goli, and for their lainps of gold, by weight

2 Then David the king stood up upon bis) for every candlestick, and for the lamps feel, and said, Hear me, my bretiren, and my thereof; and for the candlesticks of silver by people: As for me, I hal in mine lieari to build weight, bolh for the candlestick, and uso fur an house of rest for the ark of the covenant the lamps thereof, according to the use of of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God, every candlestick. and had made ready for the building: 16 And by weight he gave gold for the ta.

3 But God said unto me, Thou sliale nol bles of sliew-bread, for every table ; and likebuild an house for my name, because thou wise silver for the iables of silver :: nast been a man of war, a:id hast shed blood. 17 Also purs gold for the flesh-hooks, and

of Howbeit the LORD God of Israel close the bowls, and the cups : and for the golder. me before all the bouse of my father to be basons he gave gold by weight for every ba. 321


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ron; and likeroise silver by weight for every house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Dason of silver :

Gershonite. 18 Ard for the altar of incense refined gold 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that tliey hy weight ; and gold for the pattern of the offered willingly, because with perfect heari chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their they offered willingly to the Lord: and Darings, and covered the ark of the covenant vid the king also rejoiced with great joy. of the Lori).

10 | Wlierefore David blessed the LORD 19 All this, said David, the Lord made before all the congregation: and David said, me understand in writing by his hand upon Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our fa. me, eren all the works of this pattern. ther, for ever and ever.

20 | And David said to Solomon bis son, 11 Thine, () Lord, is the greatness, and Be strong, and of good courage, and do it: the power, and thie glory, and the victory, fear not, nor be dismayed; for the Lord God, and the majesty : for all that is in the hea. even my God, will be with thee; he will not ven and in the earth is thine ; thine is the

thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast kingdom, 0 LORI), and thou art exalted as finished all the work for the service of the head above all. bouse of the LORD.

12 Botha richies and honour come of thee, ? And, behold, the courses of the priests and thou reignest over all: and in thine band and the Levites, een they shall be with thee is power and night ; and in thine hand it is for all the service of the house of God, and to make great, and to give strength unto all. there shall be willi thee, for all manner of 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, workmanship, every willing skilsul man for and praise thy glorious game. any manner of service; also the princes and 14 But who am I, and what is my people, all the people will be who!ly ai thy com- that we should be able to offer so willingly mandment.

after this sort ? for all things come of thee, CHAP. XXIX.

and of thine own liave we given thee. "URTHERMORE, David the king said 15 For we are strangers belore thee, and son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yel on the eartlı ure as a shadow, and there is none young and tender, and the work is great : abiding. for the palace is not for man, but for the 16 O Lord our God, all this store that we Lord God.

have prepared, to build thee an house for 2 Now, I have prepared with alliny miglie thine holy name, cometh of thine hand, and for the house of my God, the gold for things is all tline own. to be made of gold, and the silver for things 171 know also, iny God, that thou triest the cf silver, and the brass for things of brass, heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As the iron for things of iron, and wood for for me, in the uprigliness of mine heart I things of wood ; onyx-stones, and stones to have willingly offered all these things : and be sel, glistering stones, and of divers colours, now have I seen with joy thy people, which and all manner of precious stones, and mar- are present here, to offer willingly into tree. ble-stones in abundance.

18 O Lord, God of Abraham, Isau, und 3 Moreover, because I have set my affec'ion of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the to the house of my God, I have of mine own imagination of the thoughts of the learl of the proper good, of gold and silver, which I have people, and prepare their heart unto thre : given to the house of my God, over and 19 And give unto Solomon my wuna perabove all that I have prepared for the holy rect lieart, to keep thy commandmarts, thy house,

testimonies, and thy stalutes, and I do ali 4 Eren three thousand talents of gold, or these things, and to build the palace, for the the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents which I have made provision. of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the 2011 And David said to all the congrega. houses withol :

Lion, Now bless the Lord your God. And 5 The gold for things or gold, and the sil- all the congregation blessed the Lord God ver for things of silver, and for all inanner of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, of work to be made by the hands of artificers. and worshipped the Lord and the king. And who then is willing to consecrate his 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto llie service this day onto the Lord?

LORD, and offered burnt-offerings into the 61 Then the chief of the fathers and princes Lord, on the morrow after that day, even a of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousand builochs, a thousand rams, and a thousands and of hundreds, win the rulers thousand lamlıs, will their drink-offerings, ever the king's work, offered willingly, aud sacrifices in abundance for ail Israel;

7. And gave, for the service of the bouse 22 And did eat and drink before the LORD of God, of gold, five thousand talents and on that day with great gladness : and they ten thousand drams; aud of silver, ten thou- made Solomon the son of David king the sesand talents; and of brass, eighteen thou- cond time, and anoimed him unto the LORD sand talents; and one hundred thousand ta- to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be Jents of iron.

priest. 8 And they with whom precions stones 23 Thien Solomon sat on the throne of were found gave them to the treasure of the the Lord as king instead of David his fa

der, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed lebron, and thirty and three years reigned tun.

he in Jerusalem. Land all the princes, and the nighey men, 28 And he died in a good old age, full of and all the sons likewise of king David, sub- days, riches, and honour; and Solomon his mitted themselves onto Solomon the king. son reigned in his stead.

25 And the Lon magnifieel Solomon ex 29 Now the acts of David the king, first ceedingly in the sigle of all Israel, and he- and last, behold, they are written in the book slowed upon him such royal majesty as had of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Na. not been on any king before himn in Israel. than the propliet, and in the book of Gad the

*6 1 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned seer, over all Israel.

30 With all his reign, and his might, and 27 And the time inat lie reigned over Israel the simes that went over bim, and over Isracle Pius forty years ; seven years reigned be in'and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

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had thai hare been before thee, neither slial AS

ND Solomon the son of David was there any aller thee bave the like.

strengthened in lois kingdom, and the 13 Then Solomon caine from his jourLORD his God rous with liim, and magnified rey to the bigby place that was at Gibeon to bim exceedingly.

Jerusalem, from before the laternacle of the Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to congregation, and reigned over Israel. the captains of thousands and of lucireds, 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and and to the judges, and to every governor in horsemen : and he had a thousand and four aii Israel, the chief of the fathers.

hundred chariots, and twelve lliousand horse3 So Solomon, and all the congregation men, which be placed in the chariot-cities, with him, went to the liigii place that was at and with the king at Jerusalem. Gibeon ; for there was the talvernacle of the 15 And the king made silver and gold at congregation of God, whichi Moses, the ser- Jerusalem as plenteous as slones, and cedarvant of the LORD, had made in the wilder- trees made he as the sycamore-trees that are ness.

in the vale for abundance. 4 But the ark of God had David brought 16 And Solomon had horses brought out of up froin Kirjath-jearim to the place which Da- Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's mercbants vid bad prepared for it: for be liad pitched a received the linen yarn at a price. tent for it at Jerusalein.

17 And they fetched up, and brought forth 5 Moreover, the brasen altar, that Bezaleel out of Egypt, a chariot for six hundred slethe son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he kels of silver, and an horse for an hundred put before the tabernacle of the LORD; and and filly: and so brought they out horses for Solomon and the congregation sought un- all the kings of the Hillites, and for the kings to it.

of Syria, by their means. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the bra

CHAP. II. sen altar before the Lord), which was al the ND Solomon determined to build an tabernacle of the corgregation, and offered house for the name of the LORD, and a thousand burnt-ottorings u;ion it. an liouse for his kingdom.

71 In that niglit did God appear unto So 2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten lomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore give thee.

thousand to bew in the mountain, and three 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast thousand and six hundred to oversee them. shewed great mercy unto David my father, 3 [ And Solomon sent 10 Huram the king and hast inade me io reign in bis strad. of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with Da.

9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto vid my father, and didst send liim cedars to David my father be established: for thou !iast build liim an liouse lo dwell therein, even so made me king over a people like the dust ofuleal with me. the earth in multitude.

4 Behold, I build an house to the name of 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge. the Lord my God, is dedicate it to him, and diat I may go out and come in before this to burn before bin sweet incense, and for the people : for who can judge this thy people, continual shew-bread,and for the burnt-offerThai is so great?

ings morning and evening, on the sabbcths, 11 And God said to Sulomon, Because this and on the new-moons, and on the solemn was ia thine heart, and thou hast not asked leasts of the LORD our God. This is an or. riches, wealth, or honorir, nor the life of thine dinance for ever to Israel. enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but 5 And the house which I build is great; for hast asked wisdom and knowledne for tlıy-great is our God above all gods. self, that thou mayest judge my people, over 6 But who is able to build bun an house, whom I have made thee king;

seeing the heaven, and heaven of heavens 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto cannot contain him ? who am I then, that ubre; and I will give thee riches,

and wealth, should build him an house, save only to burno mod honour, such as none of the kings have sacrifice before him?

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to of the second montn, in the fourth year of work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and his reign. in iron, and in purple, and crimr,son, and blue,l. 31 Now these are the things wherein Soand that can ski!! io grave with the cunning lomon was instructed for the building of the men that are with me in Judah and in Jeru- house of God. The length by cu!its after salem, whoin David my father did provide the first measure was threescore cubils, and

8 Send ine also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and the breadth twenty cubits, algum-trees, out of Lebanon ; (for I know 4 And the porch that was in the front of that thy servants can skill to cut iimber in Le-the house, the length of it was according to banon;) and, beliold, my servants shall be the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and with th; servants,

the heiglit was an hundred and twenty : and 9 Even to prepare me tiiber in abundance: he overlaid it within with pure gold. for the liouse which I am about to build shall 5 And the greater house he ceiled wit fir be wor.dersul great.

tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and 10 And, belolu, I will give to thy servants, set thereon palm-trees and chains.. the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand 6 And be garnished the house with precious measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thou- stones for beauty; and the gold was goid of sand ineasures of barley, and twenty thou. Parvaim. sand baths of wine, and twenty llousand 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, baths of oil.

the posts, and the walls thereof, and the docri 11! Then Hura.m the king of Tyre an-thercol, with gold; and graved cherubims or swered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, the walls. Because the Lord hath loved his people, he 8 ! And be made the most bioly house, hath made thee king over them.

the length wliercof was according to the 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and breadth thereof lweniy cubits: and le orer earthi, who bath given to David the king a laid it with fine gold, amounting to six liun wise son, endued with prullence and under- dred talents. standing, that might build an house for the 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty sie Lord, and an house for his kingdom. kels of gold. And he overlaid the upper

13 And now I have sent a cunning man, chambers with gold. endued with understanding, of Huram my 10 And in the most holy house be made tua father's ;

cherubims of image-work, and overlaid them 14 The son of a woman of the daughters with gold. of Dan, and luis father was a man of Tyre, 11 And the wings of the cherubims rers skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in hrass, twenty cubits long; one wing of the mie che in ironi, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in rub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also the house; and the other wing was likcist to grave any manner of graving, and to find five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other out every device which shall be put to liim, cherub. with thy cunning men, and wiih the cunning 12 And one wing of the other cherub vo 1 men of my lord David thy father.

five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house ; 15 Now therefore the wlieat, and the bar. and the other wing was five cubits also, join : vey, the oil, and the wine, wliich my lord hathing to the wing of the other cheruh. spoken of, let hin send unto his servants : 13 The wings of these cherubims sprea 1

16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, themselves forth twenty cubils : and they as much as thou shalt need; and we will stood on their feet, and their faces were inwardl. bring it to thee in fivats by sea to Joppa, and 14 | And he made the vail of blue, an! thou shall carry it up to Jerusalem. purple, and crimson, and fine linen, an I

17 11 And Solomon numbered all tlie stran- wroughe cherubims thereon. gers that were in the land of Israel, alter the 151 Also be made before the house tw , numbering wherewith David his father liad pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the numbered them, and they were found an Ichapiter that icas on the top of each of them bundred and try thousand, and three thou- was five cubits. tand and six hundred.

16 And he made chains, as in the orack, 18 And he set tireescore and ten thousand and put them on the heads of the pillars; an i of them to be bearers of berdevs, and four- maile an hundred pomegranates, and put score thousand to be bewers in the mountain, them on the chains. and 'bree thousand I six hundred overseers 17 And be reared up the pillars before tlo to set the people a work.

teinple, one on the right hand, and the other CHAP. II.

on ihe left; and called the name of that THEN Solomun began to build the house the right ind Jachin, and the vame of the

! riah, where the LORD appeared unto David

CHAP. 12. bis fallier, in the place the P aridumad, pre MOREOVER; benade an altarof brass

in the -floor of Ornan the Jehusite.

ftwenty cubits the breadth ihereof, and its 2 And he began to build in the second day cubits the height thereof

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