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hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

20 IT And David said to Solomon his 6011, Be strong, and of good courage, ami do it: fear not, nor be dismayed; for the Loud God, even my God, mill be with thee ; lie will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work lor the service of the house of the Lord.

21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Leviles.etwt tlieysliall be with thee for all the service of the house of God : and there iliull be with thee, for all manner of workmanship, every willing skilful man for any tnanii'T of service; also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.


FURTHERMORE David the lung said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God nath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great : (or the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God.

2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God, the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for tldngs of silver, and the brass lor things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to he set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

3 Moreover, because 1 have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good,of gold and silver, n-hich I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holyhouse.

4 .Emithree thousand talents of gold, of the sold of Ophir, and seven thousand tiilcnts of refined silver, to overlav the walls of the houses wiihat:

5 The gold for things ol'gold, and the silver farthings of silver, and for al manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?

6 IT Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king's work, offered willingly,

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house of God, of gold, five thousand talents and ten thousand drams; and of silver, ..en thousand talents; ando/ brass, eighteen thousand talents; and one hundred thousand t alents of iron.

And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Geishonite.

9 Then the people rejoiced, Cor that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they, offered willingly tc the Lord : and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

10 IT VVherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation : and David said,Blessed 6ethou, Lord God of Israel our lather, for ever and ever.

11 Thine, 0 Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the

ictory, and the majesty : for all that ? in the heaven and in the earth is hine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

12 Both riches and honour come of ihee, and thou reiguest over all; and In thy hand is power and might; and n thy hand it is to make gieat, and to *ive strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

14 But who am. I, and what it my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all tilings cume of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as nweallour fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding,

IG O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared, to build thee a house for thy holy name, comcth of thy hand, and is all thine own.

17 1 know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly ojl'ered all these things; and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

18 0 Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

19 And give unto Solomon ni3' son a perfect heart, to keep thy command

Solomon's choice CHAP, meats, thy testimonies, and tliy statutes, and to do all these t/dng$,m\<\ to] Ouikl the palace,J"or the which 1 have made provision.

20 1T And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the Loud youi God. And all the congregation blessed the Loan God of their fathers, and bowed dovvn their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and the king.

21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LoaD,and otl'ered bumt-offeriu< unl.o the Loan, on the morrow aft< that day, even a thousand bullocks, a] thousand rams,a/itf a thousands lambs, with their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:

22 And did eat and drink before the! Loud on that day with great gladness.] And they made Solomon the son ofDavid king the second time,and anointed] him unto the Lotid lobe the chief crnor, and Zadok to be priest.

23 ThenSolomon sat on the throne of the Loao as king instead of David hi: father, and prospered; and all Israe obeyed him.

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24 And all the princes, and the inigli ty men, and all the sons likewise or king David,9ubmitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

25 And the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israe:. a/id bestowed upon him such royai majest}' as had nut been on any king before him in Israel.

26 TT Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

27 And the time that he reigned over Israel ivas forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

23 And he died in a good old age.full of days, riches, and honour: and Solo mon his son reigned in his stead.

29 Now the acts .of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the hook of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, ana over Israel, and overall the kiugdoma ,of the countries.

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AND Solomon the son of David w as strengthened in his kingdom, ar.d the Lord his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

2 ThenSolomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of Hundreds, and to the judges, and to ivery governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.

3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was atGibeon: for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness.

4 But the ark of God had David Drought up from Kirjalh-jearim to the plate which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

5 Moreover, the brazen altar, that "Bezaleel the son ofUri,the son of Hur, had made,he put before the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

6 And Solonion went up thitherto the brazen altar before the Loud, which


was at the tabernacle ofthe congregation, and offered a thousand burnt-of feriugs upon it

71TIii that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask. what 1 shall give thee.

S And Solomon said unto God.Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

9 Now, O Loan God,let thy promise unto David my father be 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 1 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 thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life ; but hast ask ;d wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou may est judge my people, ever whom I have made thee king:

12 W isdom and k nowledge is granted

Solomon scndeth unto thee; and I will give tliee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither 6hall there any after thee have the like.

13 IT 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 cbariotcities,and with the king at Jerusalem.'

15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous ns stones, and cedar-trees made he as the syea-, more-trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

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

17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for si: hundred shekels of silver, and a horsi for a hundred and filly: and so brought they out horses for ail the kings ■ Uittites, and for the kings of Syi their means.


AND Solomon determined to build a house for the name ol the Lord, and a 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 si* hundred to oversee them.

3 TT And Solomon sent toHuram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didsi deal with David my father, and didsl send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, even so deal with me,

4 Behold, 1 build a house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it tc him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on "the new-moons, and on the solemn feasts of the Loud 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 Biitwho is able to build him n

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house,seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then,that I should build him a 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, aud that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jei usalein, whom David my father did provide.

8 Send me also cedar-trees,fir-trees and algum-trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, beho-.d, my servants shall be with t'ny ser

9 Even to prepare me timber in abun dance : for the house which 1 am about to build slialt be wonderful great

10 And, behold, 1 will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat,and twenty thousand measures of barley, aud twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousands baths

»f oil.

11 IT Then Huram the kingof Tyre mswered in writing, which he sent to iolomon, Because the Lord hath loved his people, he hath made thee king

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12 Huram said moreover, Blessed he Lord God of Israel, that made leaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and iinderslauding,that night build a huuse for the Lord,and i house for his kingdom. 1:3 And now I liave sent a cunning nan, endued with understanding, of luram my father's, 14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his lather u>asa man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in atone, \nd in timber, in purple, in blue, and n fine linen, and in crimson ; also to Igrave any manner ol graving, aud to llnd out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.

Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine; which my lord hath spoken of, let lum send into his servants:

If. And we will cut wood out of Leb

The building CHAP, anon, as much as thou shall need: and we will bring il to thee in floats by eea to Joppa; and thou elialt carry it up to Jerusalem.

17 IT And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in Uie land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found a hundred and fifty thousand, and three thousand and six hundred.

18 Ami he set threescore and ten thousand of them to fie bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred overseers set the people a work.

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THEN Solomon began to build the house of the Loud at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing-floor of Oman the Jebusite. 2 And he began to build in the second clay of the second month, in the fourth > ear of his reign.

:> TT Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house twenty cubits, and the height wax hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.

o And the greater house he cei' willi fir-tree, which he overlaid w.._ fine gold, and set thereon palm-trees and chains.

6 And lie 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 tons according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the'breadth thereof twenty cubit3: and he overlaid it. with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

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fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

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

11 IT And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wingo/ the one cJietub 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 iocs five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.

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

14 Tf And he made the vail of blue nd purple, and crimson, and hue lin n, and wrought cherubims thereon.

15 Also he made before the house two .iJlars of thirty and five cubits high,

and the chapiter that was on the lop of each of them was five cubits.

16 And he made chains, as in the oracle; and put them on the heads of the pdlars; and made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on tlu

17 And he reared up the pillars befor he temple, one on the right hand, an<

the other on the led; and called the name of that on the rij»htliand Jachin, and the name of that on the lell Boaz. CHAP. IV.

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

2 17 Also he made a molten sea often cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of Uiirty cubits did compass it round about.

3 And under it icas 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, thne looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and ihret looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea

The solemn xcasset above upon Uicm, and aJ) tbeii-| hinder parts ivcre inward.

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

6 11 He made also ten lavers, and put] five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash io them .- such things as they offered for the burnt-offering they washed ki them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in. \ 7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, an-1 set them in the temple, five on tho right 'hand, and five on the left.

S He made also ten tables, and placed ihctn in the temple, five on the right! side, and five on the left. And' made a hundred basons of gold.

9 1T 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 lhepots,and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that be 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 ths llvvo pillars, and the two wreaths r.Q cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars;

13 And lour hundred pomegranates! on I he 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 be upon the bases , , 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. | '16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and alt 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 the 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 TT And Solomon made all the vessels that werejur the house ofGod,theJ

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golden altar also, and the tables where on the sl vw-bread teas 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 longs, made lie oj gold, and that perfect gold;

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


THUS all the work that Solomon made for the house of the Loan 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 TT Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads <>f the tribes, the chief of, the fathers ><l 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 Isrnt) assembled themselves unto the king in the least which was in the seventh month.

4 And all the elders of Israel came and the Levites took up the ark.

6 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation,and oil Uie holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests una the Levites bring up.

6 Also king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark sacrificed sheep c id oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

7 Ar.J the priests brought in the ark ol the covenant of the Lord unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:

8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the :uk and the staves thereof above.

9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle

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