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David's prayer. talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LQRD, by the hand of Jehielg the Gershonite. * 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LoRD : and David the king also h rejoiced with great

joy. 10 *s. Wherefore David blessed i the LoRD before all the congreation : and David said. Blessed k e thou, LORD God of Israell our father, for ever and ever, 11 Thine, m O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine: thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both n riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is 0 to IIlākū feat. and to give strength p unto all. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious

IMarElto, 14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should,” be able to offer so willingly after this sort 3 for all things come of thee, and q of thine 8 own have we given thee, 15 For r we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our's days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none 4 abiding. 16 O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thime own.t 17 I know also, my God, that thou u triest the heart, and hast pleasure v in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with }% thy people, which are 5 present here, to offer willingly unto thee. 18 O 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 6 prepare w their heart . till #

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20 off And David said to all the congregation, Now bless y the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and the


king. 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered burntofferings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel: 22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and z anointed him unto the LoRD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest. 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, T submitted themselves unto Solomon the


25 And the LoRD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed a upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Isr


ael. 26 of Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 And b the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, ans thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. 28 And he died cin a good old age, full d of days, riches, and honour: Folomon his son reigned in his Sté


29 Now the acts of David the king. first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer. and in the 8 book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer. - * *

30 With all his reign and his might, and the times e that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

The Second Book of the CHRONICLES.

CHAPTER I. Solomon's choice goom blessed

Öğ. ND a Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LoRD b his God was with him, and magnified c him exceedingly. 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains d of thousands and of hundreds, and to the }; and to every governor in all rael, the chief of the fathers. So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went e to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there f was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LoRD had made in the

to sile:SS. 4 But g the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it : for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 Moreover the brazen altar, h that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, 1 he put before the tabernacle of the LORD : and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it. 7 's In that night did God o unto Solomon, and said unto > Ask what I shall give thee. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.i 9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people 2 like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Give me now wisdom k and knowledge, that I may go i out and come in before this people : for who Call jglge this thy people that is so

eat so And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, m and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom a knowledge for thyself that thou

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mayest Judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: . 12 Wisdom and knowledge is n granted unto thee; and o I wiłł i. thee riches, and wealth, and onour, such as none of p the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like. 13 * 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 chariot q and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Je. rusalem. 15 And r the king 3 made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance. And 4 Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn; the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty ; and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their 6 means. CHAPTER II. Solomon's labourers for the building of the temple. N D Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an 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 six hundred to oversee them. 3 T And a Solomon sent to 1 Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David b my father, and didst send him cedars to builă him an house to dwell therein, even so deal toith me. 4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LoRD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn c before him 2 sweet incense, and for the continual show-bread, d and for the burnt-offerings e morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD Our God. This is ton ordinance for ever to Israel. 5 And the house which I build is great; for f great is our God above all gods. 6 But g who 8 is able to build him an house, seeing h the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him 7 7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silyer, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill 4 to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom i David my father did provide. 8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and 5 algum trees, out of Lebanon: (for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon;) and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, 9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be 6 wonder


Huram's answer to Solomon. 2 CHRONICLES, III.
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10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timher, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

11 T Then 1suram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because k the LORD hath loved his people, he liath made thee king over thern.

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD, God of Israel, that made heaven l and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, 7 endued with prudence and under; might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

13 And now I have sent a cunning man, (endued with understanding,) of Huram my father's,

14 The m son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, instone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson ; also to grave any manner of graving, and to sind out every device which shall be put to him, with thy Gunning men. and with the gunning men of my lord David thy father.

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the barley, the oil, and Khe wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants: 16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, 8 as much as thou shalt

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floats by sea to 9 Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem. 17 || And n Solomon numbered all 10 the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numberingo avid his father had numbered them ; and they were found an laundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain,and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the §§ a work. HAPTER III. The place and |; of building the

temple. HEN a Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount b Moriah, 1 where the LORD c appeared unto David his father, in the o that David had prepared in the threshing floor of 2 Ornan the Jebusite. 2 And he begati to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign. 3's Now these are the things wherein Solomon was 3 instructed d for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, illnd the breadth twenty cubits. 4 And the porch e 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. was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold. 5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains. 6 And he 4 garnished the house with . stones f for beauty : and the gold was gold of Parvain. 7. He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold ; and graved cherubilus on the walls. 8 And he made the most holy 9 house, the length whereof was ticcording to the breadth of the House, twenty cubits, and the bretuitli thereof twenty culits: fund lie overlaid it, with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents. 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. Aud he over

The altar of brass.

laid the upper chambers with gold. 10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims 5 of image work, and overlaid them with gold. 31 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long : one wing of the one cherub 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 Amd one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house : and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were 6 inward. 14 of And he made the veil h of blue, and purple, and crimson, and ine linen, and 7 wrought cherubims thereon. 15 Also he made before the house two pillars i of thirty and five cubits 8 high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits. 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains. 17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, ome on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand 9 Jachin, and the name of that on the left 10 Boaz. HAPTER IV. The altar of brass and ornaments for the house. OREOWER he made an altar a of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof. 2 *s Also he made a molten sea b of ten cubits 1 from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 3 And under it was 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 CàSt. 4. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were invard. 5 And the thickness of it was an


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handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, 2 with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths. 6 *| He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them : 3 such things as they offered for the burntoffering they washed c in them ; but the sea was for the priests to

WäSol II). 7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form,d and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left. e made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred 4 basins of gold. 9 *[ Furthermore, he made the courte of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with

rāSS. 10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south. ll And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the 4 basins. And Huram 5 finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God; s 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars; 13 And four hundred pomegramates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the 6 pillars. 14 He made also bases, f and 7 lavers made he upon the bases; 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. 16. The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did Huram g his father make to king Solomon,for the house of the LORD of 8 bright brass, 17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the 9 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 of And Solomon made all the

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20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn i after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold; 21 And the flowers, k and the . and the tongs, made he of gold, and that 10 perfect gold : 22 And the snuffers, and the 11 basins, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold : and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold. CHAPTER v. God being praised, giveth a visible sign of his favour. HUS a all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LoRD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the b 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. o hen c Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark d of the covenant of the LORD out o,the city e of David, which is Olsh. 3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast g which was in the seventh month. 4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark. 5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests the Levites bring up. 6. Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude. 7 And the priests brought in h the ark of 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: i 8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the k 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; but they were not seen without. And is there it is unto this day. * 10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses l ut therein at Horeb, 2 when the £o made a covenant with the

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2 CHRONICLES, V, VI. A cloud filleth the temple. |Children of Israel, when they came

out of Egypt. 11 *s And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were 3 present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course : m 12 Also n the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding o with trumpets :) 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one p sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For q he is good; for his o endureth for ever : that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : for r the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God. CHAPTER VI.

Solomon's prayer at the consecration of the temple. HEN a said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. b 2. But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever. 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed c the whole congregation of Israel : (and all the congregation of Israel stood.)d 4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who e hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, 5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the tribes ofisrael to build an house in, that f my name might be there ; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel : 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem. a that my name might be there; and have o David h to be over my people Israel. 7 Now i it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. - 8 But the LoRD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was lin thine heart to build an house for

my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:

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