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The ornaments
CHAP. VII.

of the temple above upon the beams that lay on and wreaths of chain-work, for forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row. the chapiters which were upon the

4 And there were windows, in top of the pillars; seven for the one three rows, and light was against chapiter, and seven for the other light in three ranks.

chapiter. 5 And all the doors and posts 18 And he made the pillars, and were square with the windows: two rows round about upon the and light was against light in three one net-work, to cover the chapiranks.

ters that were upon the top, with 6 1 And he made a porch of pil-pomegranates: and so did he for lars; the length thereof was fifty the other chapiter. cubits, and the breadth thereof 19 And the chapiters that were thirty cubits: and the purch was upon the top of the pillars were before them; and the other pillars of lily-work in the porch, four and the thick beam were before cubits. them.

20 And the chapiters upon the 7 1 Then he made a porch for the two pillars had pomegranates also throne where he might judge, even above, over against the belly which the porch of judgment: and it was was by the net-work: and the covered with cedar from one side pomegranates were two hundred of the floor to the other.

in rows round about upon the 8 11 And his house where he dwelt other chapiter. had another court within the porch, 21 And he set up the pillars in which was of the like work. Solo-the porch of the temple: and he set mon made also a house for Pha- up the right pillar, and called the raoh's daughter, whom he had ta- name thereof Jachin: and he set ken to wife, like unto this porch. up the left pillar, and called the

9 All these were of costly stones, name thereof Boaz. according to the measures of hewed 22 And upon the top of the pilstones, sawed with saws, within lars was lily-work: 80 was the and without, even from the foun- work of the pillars finished. dation unto the coping, and so 23 1 And he made a molten sea, on the outside toward the great ten cubits from the one brim to the court.

other : it was round all about, and 10 And the foundation was of his height was five cubits: and a costly stones, even great stones; line of thirty cubits did compass it stones of terr cubits, and stones of round about. eight cubits.

24 And under the brim of it round 11 And above were costly stones, about there were knops compassafter the measures of hewed stones, ing it, ten in a cubit, compassand cedars.

ing the sea round about the knops 12 And the great court round were cast in two rows, when it was about was with three rows of hew-cast. ed stones and a row of cedar beams, 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, both for the inner court of the house three looking toward the north, and of the LORD, and for the porch of three looking toward the west, and the house.

three, looking toward the south, 13 !! And king Solomon sent and and three looking toward the east : fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

and the sea was set above upon 14 He was a widow's son of the them, and all their hinder parts tribe of Naphtali, and his father were inward. was a man of Tyre, a worker in 26 And it was a hand-breadth brass; and he was filled with thick, and the brim thereof was wisdom, and understanding, and wrought like the brim of a cup, cunning to work all works in with flowers of lilies: it contained brass. And he came to king two thousand baths. Solomon, and wrought all his 27 | And he made ten bases of work.

brass; four cubits was the length 15 For he cast two pillars of of one base, and four cubits the brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: breadth thereof, and three cubits and a line of twelve cubits did com- the height of it. pass either of them about.

28 And the work of the bases 16 And he made two chapiters was on this manner: They had of molten brass, to set upon the borders, and the borders were betops of the pillars: the height of the tween the ledges : one chapiter was five cubits, and 29 And on the borders that were the height of the other chapiter was between the ledges were lions, five cubits:

oxen, and cherubims and upon 17 And nets of checker-work, the ledges there was a base above

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of the temple and beneath the lions and oxen, which were upon the top of the were certain additions made of thin pillars; work.

42 And four hundred pomegra30 And every base had four bra- nates for the two net-works, even zen wheels, and plates of brass : two rows of pomegranates for one and the four corners thereof had net-work, to cover the two bowls undersetters : under the laver were of the chapiters that were upon the undersetters molten, at the side of pillars ; every addition.

43 And the ten bases, and ten la31 And the mouth of it within vers on the bases; the chapiter and above was a cubit: 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen but the mouth thereof was round under the sea; after the work of the base, a cubit 45 And the pots, and the shovels, and a half: and also upon the and the basins : and all these vesmouth of it were gravings with sels which Hiram made to king Sotheir borders, four-square, notlomon for the house of the LORD, round.

were of bright brass. 32 And under the borders were 46 In the plain of Jordan did four wheels; and the axletrees of the king cast them, in the claythe wheels were joined to the base: ground between Succoth and Zarand the height of a wheel was a than. cubit and half a cubit.

47 And Solomon left all the 33 And the work of the wheels vessels unweighed, because they was like the work of a chariot were exceeding, many: neither wheel: their axletrees, and their was the weight of the brass found naves, and their felloes, and their out. spokes, were all molten.

48 And Solomon made all the 34 And there were four under- vessels that pertained unto the setters to the four corners of one house of the LORD: the altar of base : and the undersetters were gold, and the table of gold, where. of the very base itself.

upon the shew-bread was, 35 And in the top of the base 49 And the candlesticks of pure was there a round compass of half gold, five on the right side, and five a cubit high : and on the top of on the left, before the oracle, with the base the ledges thereof and the flowers, and the lamps, and the the borders thereof were of the tongs of gold, same,

50 And the bowls, and the snuf36 For on the plates of the ledges fers, and the basins, and the spoons, thereof, and on the borders there and the censers of pure gold; and of, he graved cherubims, lions, the hinges af gold, both for the and palm-trees, according to the doors of the inner house, the most proportion of every one, and addi- holy place, and for the doors of the tions round about.

house, to wit, of the temple. 37 After this manner he made 51 So was ended all the work the ten bases : all of them had one that king Solomon made for the casting, one measure, and one house of the LORD. And Solomon size.

brought in the things which David 38 | Then made he ten lavers of his father had dedicated : even the brass : one laver contained forty silver, and the gold, and the vessels, baths : and every laver was four did he put among the treasures of cubits: and upon every one of the the house of the LORD. ten bases one laver.

CHAP. VIII. 39 And he put five bases on the Solemn Dedication of the Temple. riebteside of the house, and five on THE Solomon assembled the set the sea on the right side of the heads of the tribes, the chief

of the house eastward, over against the fathers of the children of Israel, Bouth.

unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, 40 And Hiram made the lavers, that they might bring up the ark and the shovels, and the basins. of the covenant of the LORD Oụt So Hiram made an end of doing of the city of David, which is all the work that he made king Zion. Solomon for the house of the 2 And all the men of Israel asLORD:

gembled themselves unto king 41 The two pillars, and the two Solomon at the feast in the month bowls of the chapiters that were Ethanim, which is the seventh on the top of the two pillars; month. and the two net-works, to cover 3 And all the elders of Israel came, the two bowls of the chapiters and the priests took up the ark.

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of the temple. 4 And they brought up the ark , for the name of the LORD God of of the LORD, and the tabernacle

of Israel. che congregation, and

all the holy 18 And the LORD said unto vessels that were in the tabernacle, David my father,

Whereas it was even those did the priests and the in thy heart to build a house unto Levites bring up,

my name, thou didst well that it 5 And king Solomon, and all the was in thy heart. congregation of Israel, that were 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt pot assembled unto him, were with build the house; but thy son that him before the ark, sacrificing sball come forth out of thy loins, sheep, and oxen, that could not he shall build the house unto my be told nor numbered for multi- name. tude.

20 And the LORD hath perform6 And the priests brought in the ed his word that he spake, and ark of the covenant of the LORD I am risen up in the room of unto his place, into the oracle of David my father, and sit on the the house, to the most holy place, throne of Israel, as the LORD even

under the wings of the cheru- promised, and have built a house bimg.

for the name of the LORD God of 7 For the cherubims spread forth Israel. their two wings over the place of 21 And I have set there a place the ark, and the cherubims cover- for the ark, wherein is the coveed the ark and the staves thereof nant of the LORD, which he made above.

with our fathers, when

he brought 8 And they drew out the staves, them out of the land of Egypt. that the ends of the staves were 22 | And Solomon stood before seen out in the holy place before the altar of the LORD in the prethe oracle, and they were not seen sence of all the congregation of without: and there they are unto Israel, and spread forth his hands this day.

toward heaven: 9 There was nothing in the ark 23 And he said, LORD God of save the two tables of stone, which Israel, there is no God like thee, Moses put there at Horeb, when in heaven above, or on earth the LORD made a covenant with beneath, who keepest covenant the children of Israel, when they and mercy with thy servants that came out of the land of Egypt. walk before thee with all their

10 And it came to pass, when the heart : priests were come out of the holy 24 Who hast kept with thy serplace, that the cloud filled the vant David my father that thou house of the LORD,

promisedst him: thou spakest also 11 So that the priests could not with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled stand to minister because of the it with thy hand, as it is this cloud : for the glory of the LORD day. had filled the house of the

35 Therefore now, LORD God of LORD.

Israel, keep with thy servant

David 12 1 Then spake Solomon, The my father that thou promisedst LORD said that he would dwell in him, saying, There shall not fail the thick darkness.

thee a man in my sight to sit on the 13 I have surely built thee a throne of Israel; so that thy chilhouse to dwell in, a settled place dren take heed to their way, that for thee to abide in for ever. they walk before me as thou hast

14 And the king turned his face walked before me. about, and blessed all the congre 26 And now, O God of Israel, gation of Israel: and all the con- let thy word, I pray thee, be verigregation of Israel stood;

fied, which thou spakest' unto thy 15 And he said, Blessed be the servant David

my father. LORD God of Israel, which spake 27 But will God indeed dwell on with his mouth unto David my the earth? behold the heaven and fat:her, and hath with his hand ful- heaven of heavens cannot contain filled it, saying,

thee; how much less this house 16 Since the day that I brought that I have builded ? forth my people Israel out of Egypt, 28 Yet have thou respect unto I chose no city out of all the tribes the prayer of thy

servant, and to of Israel to build a house, that his supplication, O LORD my God, my name might be therein; but I to hearken unto the cry and to the chose David to be over my people prayer, which thy servant prayeth Israel

before thee to-day: 17 And it was in the heart of 29 That thine eyes may be open David my father to build a house toward this house night and day,

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at the dedication even toward the place of which only, knowest the hearts of all the thou hast said, My name shall be children of men ;) there: that thou mayest hearken 40 That they may fear thee all unto the prayer which thy servant the days that they live in the land shall make toward this place. which thou gavestunto our

30 And hearken thou to the sup- fathers. plication of thy servant, and 41 Moreover, concerning a stran of thy people Israel, when they ger, that is not of thy people Israel, shall pray toward this place: and but cometh out of a far country for hear thou in heaven thy dwelling- thy name's sake;, place. and when thou hearest, for 42 (For they shall hear of thy give.

great name, and of thy strong hand, 31 ? If any man trespass against and of thy stretched-out arm;) his neighbour, and an oath be laid when he shall come. and pray toupon him to cause him to swear, ward this house; and the oath come before thine 43 Hear thou in heaven thy altar in this house:

dwelling-place, and do according 32 Then hear thou in heaven, to all that the stranger calleth to and do, and judge thy servants, thee for: that all people of the earth condemning the wicked, to bring may know thy name, to fear thee, his way upon his head; and justi-as do thy people Israei; and that fying the righteous, to give him ac- they may know that this house cording to his righteousness. which I have builded is called by

33 | When thy people Israel be thy name. smitten down before the enemy, 44 T If thy people go out to batbecause they have sinned against tle against their enemy, whithersothee, and shall turn again to thee, ever thou shalt send them, and and confess thy name, and pray, shall pray unto the LORD toward and make supplication unto thee the city which thou hast chosen, in this house:

and toward the house that I have 34 Then hear thou in heaven, built for thy name. and forgive the sin of thy people

45 Then hear thou in heaven Israel, and bring them again unto their prayer and their supplication, the land which thou gavest unto and maintain their cause. their fathers,

46 If they sin against thee, (for 35 1 When heaven is shut up, there is no man that sinneth not,) and there is no rain, because they and thou be angry with them, and have sinned against thee; if they deliver them to the enemy, so that pray toward this place, and con- they carry them away captives fess thy name, and turn from unto the land of the enemy, far or their sin, when thou afflictest near; them:

47 'Yet if they shall bethink 36 Then hear thou in heaven, themselves in the land whither and forgive the sin of thy servants, they were carried captives, and and of thy people Israel, that thou repent, and make supplication teach them the good way wherein unto thee in the land of them that they should walk, and give rain carried them captives, saying. upon thy land, which thou hast We have sinned, and have done given to thy people for an inhe- perversely, we have committed ritance.

wickedness; 37 IT If there be in the land fa 48 And so return unto thee with mine, if there be pestilence, blast- all their heart, and with all their ing, mildew, locust, or if there be soul, in the land of their enemies caterpillar; if their enemy besiege which led them away captive, and them in the land of their cities, pray unto thee toward their land, whatsoever plague, whatsoever which thou gavest unto their sickness there be;

fathers, the city which thou hast 38 What prayer and suppli-chosen, and the house which I cation soever be made by any have built for thy name: man, or by, all thy people Ísrael, 49 Then hear thou their prayer which shall know every man the and their supplication in heaven plague of his own heart, and thy, dwelling-piace, and maintain spread forth his hands toward this their cause, house :

50 And forgive thy people that 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy have sinned against thee, and all dwelling-place, and forgive, and their transgressions wherein they do, and give to every man accord- have transgressed against three, ing to his ways, whose heart thou and give them compassion before knowest ; (for thou, even thoul them who carried them captive,

of the temple.

CHAP. IX. Feast of the dedication that they may have compassion on twenty thousand oxen, and a hunthem:

dred and twenty thousand sheep. 51 For they be thy people, and So the king and all the children of thine inheritance, which thou Israel dedicated the house of the broughtest forth out of Egypt, LORD. from the midst of the furnace of 64 The same day did the king iron :

hallow the middle of the court that 52 That thine eyes may be open was before the house of the LORD: unto the supplication of thy ser-for there he offered burnt-offerings, vant, and unto the supplication of and meat-offerings, and the fat of the thy people Israel, to hearken unto peace-offerings : because the brathem in all that they call for unto zen altar that was before the LORD thee.

was too little to receive the burnt53 For thou didst separate them offerings, and meat-offerings, and from among all the people of the the fat of the peace offerings. earth, to be thine inheritance, as 65 And at that time Solomon thou spakest by the hand of Moses held a feast, and all Israel with thy servant, when thou broughtest him, a great congregation, from our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord the entering in of Hamath unto the GOD.

river of Egypt, before the LORD 54 And it was so, that when our God, seven days and seven Solomon had made an end of days, even fourteen days. praying all this prayer and suppli 66 On the eighth day he sent the cation unto the LORD, he arose people away: and they blessed the from before the altar of the LORD, king, and went unto their tents joyfrom kneeling on his knees with his ful and glad of heart for all the hands spread up to heaven. goodness

that the LORD had done 55 And he stood and blessed all for David his servant, and for Isthe congregation of Israel with a rael his people. loud voice, saying,

CHAP. IX. 56 Blessed be the LORD, that God's Covenant with Solomon. Israel, according to all that he pro

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had finished the buildmised: there hath not failed one ing of the house of the LORD, and word of all his good promise, which the king's house, and all Solomon's he promised by the hand of Moses desire which he was pleased to do, his servant.

2 That the LORD appeared to 57 The LORD our God be with Solomon the second time, as he us, as he was with our fathers : had appeared unto him at Gibeon. let him not leave us, nor forsake 3 And the LORD said unto him,

I have heard thy prayer and thy 58 That he may incline our supplication that thou hast made hearts unto him, to walk in all his before me: I have hallowed this ways, and to keep his command- house, which thou hast built, to ments, and his statutes, and his put my name there for ever; and judgments, which he commanded mine eyes and my heart shall be our fathers.

there perpetually. 59 And let these my words where 4 And if thou wilt walk before with I have made supplication be- me, as David thy father walked, in fore the LORD, be nigh unto the integrity of heart,

and in uprights LORD qur God day and night, that ness, to do according to all that I he maintain the cause of his ser- have commanded thee, and wilt vant, and the cause of his people keep my statutes and my judgIsrael at all times, as the matter ments: shall require:

5 Then I will establish the throne 60 That all the people of the of thy kingdom upon Israel for earth may know that the LORD is ever, as I promised to David thy God, and that there is none else. father, saying, There shall not fail

61 Let your heart therefore be thee a man upon the throne of perfect with the LORD our God, Israel. to walk in his statutes, and to 6 But if ye shall at all turn keep his commandments, as at this from following me, ye or your day.

children, and will not keep my 62 And the king, and all Israel commandments and my statutes with him, offered sacrifice before which I have set before you, but the LORD.

go and serve other gods, and wor63 And Solomon offered a sacri- ship them : fice of peace-offerings, which he 7 Then will I cut off Israel out offered into the LORD, two and of the land which I have given

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