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I'- v iHh,) was the house finished i fetched Muam r.uL of Tyre, throughout all the parts thereof, and] 14 He was a widow's sun of the tribe according to all the lashion ol it. Soio! fs ;iphtah, and his laluer
was he seven years in budding it. CHAP. Vll.
BUT Solomon was building hie own' house thirteen years, und he finished all his house. '2 TT He built also the house of the fnreat ol Lebanon; the length thereof wasn hundred cubits, and the breadth 'thereof liftv cubits, and the height thereol thirty cubits, upon four rows Vii cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
3 And u was covered with cedar above upon the beams that lay on lorty-hve pillars, hfieen m a row.
4 Anil there were windows in thre-e rows, and light was against light in three ranks.
f> And all the doors and posts were square with the windows: and hght was against light in three ranks.
0 IT And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof wus liftv cubits,and the breadth thereol thirty cubits: and the porch was belore them; and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.
7 7T Then he made a porch for the throne where lie might pidge, even the porch ol judgment: ami u was covered Willi cedar Irom one side ol the door to the oilier.
8 U And his house where he dwelt| had another court within the p wkicli was of the like work. Solumonj made also a house forPharaoh s daughter, whom he had taken to wijc like unto this porch.
»i All these were "/"costly stones,according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even Irom the foundation uiiio the coping, and«> on the outside toward the great court.
10 And the foundation was of costly stones, eve n great stones, stones ol ten) cubits, and stones ol eight cubits.
11 And above were costly stones,aftei the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.
1-2 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court ol the house of the Loan, lutd lor the uorch ol Uio house.
of Tvre, a worker in brass: and he s lilltwl with wisdom, and under ndmsr, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all Ins work. lr> Tor he cast two pillars ol brass.ol itrhteen cubits lu^h apiece: and a line f twelve cubits did compass either ol
Ib And lie made two chapiters ol molten brass, to set upon the lops oi the pillars: the hcightol the one chapiter was live cubits, and the height oi the other chapiter was live cubits:
17 And nets ol checker-work, and wreaths ol chain-work, lor the chapiters which were upon the lop ol the ullars: seven lor the one chapiter,and even lor the other chapiter. IS And lie made the pillars, and. two rows round about upon the one neck,to cover the chapiters that wo-e upon tne top, with pomegranates: ajiJ so did he lor the other chapiter.
) And the chapiters that were upon the top ol the pillars were ol lily-wort u the porch, lour cubits. 20 And the chapiters upon the two ullars hadpoviegi anutes also above, iver against the belly which w~as bv he net-work; and the pomegranates cere two hundred m rows round about upon the other chapiter. •21 And he set no the pillars m the porch ol the temple: and he set up the riiht pillar, and called the nai>v; thereof Jacbm: and he set up the left pidar, and called the name thereol
12 And upon the fop ol the pillars hlv-work: so was the work of the pillars linished.
2:1 U And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and Ins height was live cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
24 And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten m a cubit, compassing the sea roundabout: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.
25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the wesl, ajia 'Ju t s hinder parts xocr '26 And it was a hand-breadth th and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lillies: it contained two thousand bath
Ornaments nj I. RINGS the ie*:plc.
looking toward the south, and three bases: all of them had one casting, looking toward the east: and the seajone measure, and owe size. was set above upon them, and all th —
27 IT And he made ten bases of brass; four cubit97tws the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.
28 And the work of the bases wai this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledg<
29 And on the borders that were I tweeu the ledges were lions, oxen.aud cherubims: and upon the ledges fA tews a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen toere certain additions made of thin work.
30 And every base had four brazi wheels, and plates ofbrass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.
31 And the mouth of it within th chapiter and above was a cubit: but Ihe mouth thereof was round, afu the work of the base, a cubit and half: and also upon the mouth of it were g ravings with their borders, four 6quare, not round.
32 And under the borders lucre four wheels; and the axle-trees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit
33 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot-wheel; their axle-trees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten.
34 And there toere four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and\ the undersetters toere of the very base itself.
35 And in the top of the base was there around compass of a half acubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof! toere of the same.
36 For on the plates of the led^, thereof, and on the borders thereof,he graved cherubims, lions, and palmtrees, according to the proportion of everyone, and additions roundabout.
37 After this manner he made the ten
33 IT Then made he ten iavera brass: one laver contained forty baths; and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.
39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, over against the south.
40 IT And Hiram made the lavers, and the 6hovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the Lord:
41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two net-works, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars:
42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two net-works, even two rows of pomegranates for one net-work, to cover the two bowls of the chapiteic-that toere upon the pillars;
43 And the ten bases, and ten lavere on the bases;
44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;
45 And the pots, and the shovels,and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the Lord, were of bright brass.
46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast thein, in Hie clay-ground between Succoth and Zarthan.
47 And Solomon left all the vessels iiMoeighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out
4S And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shew-bread
49 And the candlesticks ofpuregold, five on the right side, and live on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs <f gold,
50 And the howls, and the snulTers, and the basons, and thespoons,and the censers, of pure gold; and the hinges of gold,both for the doors of the innei house, the most holv place, and for
Dedication of CHAP. VUl.
the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.
fil So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of I the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which David hie lather had dedicated: evi-n the silver, and the gold, ana the vessels, did he putamoug the treasures of the house of the Lord. CHAP. VIII.
THEN Solomon assembled the el dersof Israel, and all the heads] of the tribes, the chief of the fathers] of the children of Israel, unto ki Solomon in Jerusalem,that they mij bring up theark of the covenant of the Loan out of the city of David,which is Zion.
2 And all the men of Israel bled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim,which is- the seventh month.
3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests look up the ark.
4 And they brought up the ark ofthe Lord, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those d the priests and the Levites bring up.
5 And king Solomon, and all iheco gregalion of Israel, that were assei bled unto him, were with him befo the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxe that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
t> And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord unto hisj place, into the oracle of the house, to' the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.
7 For the cherubims spread forih ihcir two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the slaves were se the holy place before the or: they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day
;i There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses| put there at Horeb, when the L< made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt
10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord.
It So that the priests could not swind to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of tiie Lord.
12 IT Then spake Solomon,Tlie Lono aid that he would dwell in the thick
13 I nave surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)
15 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which spake wiih his mouth unto David my father,and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying,
1(5 Since the day that 1 brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt,l chose no city outof all the tribes of Israel to build a house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
18 And the Lord said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.
19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
20 And the Lord hath performed Ins word that he spake,and 1 am risen up
room of David my father, ani/ the throne of Israel,as Hie Lord promised, and have built a house fur the name of the Lord God of Israel
21 And 1 have set there t place for the ark, wherein w the covenant of the Lord, which ho made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
22 IT And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel,and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
23 And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou proinisedst
thim: thou epakest also with Ihy
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mouth, and has fulfilled it with thy hand, as it is this dav.
2o Therefore now, Loud God of Israel, keep willi thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, Tliere shak' not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way,that they waik before me as thou hast walked before me.
26 And now,0 God of Israel, let thy word, 1 pray thee, be verified, which thou spukest unto thy servant David my father.
'27 But: will God indeed dwell on the earth ? behold, the heaven, and heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee; how much less this house lhat I have builded?
28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy Bervant, arid to his supplication, O Lord rny God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prayelh before thee to-day:
29 That thine eyes may be open toward triis house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast eaid, My name riiall be there: thai Uk>ii mnyest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make-toward nils place.
30 And hearken thou to thesupphcation of thy eervant,and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place: and when thou hearesl, forgi\*.
31 IT If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath he laid upon nim to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in thin house:
32 Then hear thou m heaven, and do, iind judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring Ins way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to hia righteousness.
33 V "When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
34 Then hear thou in heaven,and foigive the sin of thy people Israel, mui bring lliern again unto the land which thou gave si unto their fathers.
3C> 1f When heaven is shut up, and
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there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray to ward this place,nml confess thy name, and turn Irorn their ein, when thou ai'Uiciesl them:
36 Then hear thou m heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, lhat thou teach them
jibe good way wherein they should Walk", and give rain upon thy land which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
37 IT If there be in the land famineif there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locusts, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in Hie land of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
38 What prayer and supplication so ever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread lorih his hands toward this house:
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, 'and forgive, and do, and give lo every man according to his ways, whose heart thou know est; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men ;)
40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for Ihy name's sake;
42 (For Ihey shall hear of thy great name, and oi' thy slion^ hand, and ol thy slretched-out arm ;) when he shall come and pray toward this house:
43 Hear thou in heaven Ihy dwellingplace, and do according to all lhat the stranger calJeth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and lhat they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
44 TT If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shall send them, and shall pray unto the Lonr toward the city which thou hast chosen, and loicard the house that I have built for thy name:
45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
46 If they sin against thee, (for there
He blesseth CHA is no man iliat sinnetb not,} and thou be angry with them, an (I deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them awaj' captives unto the land of the enemv.far or near;
47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves iu the land whither they were carried captives, and repeiit,and make supplication unlo thee in the land of them that earned them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward the land which thou gavest unlo their fathers, the city winch thou hast chosen, and the house which 1 have built for thy name:
'19 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their cause,
50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their trans gressions wherein they have trans grossed against thee, and give tbem compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have COtnnassiun on them:
51 Vor they be thy peoplo,and thine mh.eril.ance* which thou broughtest forth out ol'Esypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy so.rvant, and| unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unlo thee.
53 For thou dir'sl separate them from among all the people of t he earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our lathers out of Egypt. 0 Lord God.
54 IT And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and eupphcalion unto the Loud, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
55 And he stood, and blessed all tin3 congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
50 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised : there
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ibath not failed one word of ail hij (good promise, which he promised by the hand o( Moses his servant.
57 The Loan our God be wnh us, na he was with our lathers; let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
58 That he may incline our hearts unto him. to walk in all his ways, am! to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his,judgments, which lie commanded our fathers.
b'A And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication belo.-e the Lord, be nigh unto the LonootuGod day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the mailer shall require; 60 That all Hie people of the earth mavknow that the Lord is God, ovi UuU Ihtre js uonecl.-e. (d Let j\ our heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this daw (52 IT And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Loit u. Go And Solomon offered a sacrifice ol peai e-ofienngs, which he offered unto the Lord, two and twenty thousan.l oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the children ot Israel dedicated thehous;: of the Lord. (5-1 The enuie day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house ofthe Lord : for there he offered burnt-offerings, and meatofferings, and the fat of the peace-offerings"; because the brazen altar that teas belore the Lord was loo littJe to
offerings, and the faL c,f the peaceofferings.
(55 IT And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, Iroin the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, be fore the. Lord our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days. OR On t he eighth day he sent the people away; and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful ano glad of heart , for all the eooduess thai the Lord had done for David his ser vant,aiul for Israel his peoplp. CHAP. IX.
AND it, came to pass,when Solomon . had finished the buildms of the