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send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even A. C. 1014.

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4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my * Heb. incense God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him * sweet of spices.

incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt
offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the
new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD 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. el Kings viii. 6 But who + is able to build him an house, seeing the

'Heb. hath heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am retained, or,

I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn strength.

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, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem,

whom David my father did provide.
4 Or, almug 8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and Salgum trees,
gim... Kings 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
|| Het. great which I am about to build shall be || wonderful great.
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10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, 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 | Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of

Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to Da* Heb. know. vid the king a wise son, * endued with prudence and underinsprudence standing, that might build an house for the LORD, and an standing. house for his kingdom.

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

14 The 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, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.

15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and

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# Heb. tribute of men.

the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto A.C. 1014.
his servants :
16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, * as much as Heb, ac

cording to thy
thou shalt need : and we will bring it to thee in flotes by sea need.
to + Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem. 1 Heb. Japho.

1 KINGS v. 13. TO THE END,
13 © And king Solomon raised a I levy out of all Israel;
and the levy was thirty thousand men.

14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month
by courses : a month they were in Lebanon, and two months
at home: and $ Adoniram was over the levy.

+ ch. it. 6.
15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that
bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the moun-
tains;

16 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over
the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled
over the people that wrought in the work.

17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the stone-squarers : so they prepared timber and OnG'ites : stones to build the house.

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2 CHRONICLES 11. 17, 18.
17 G And Solomon numbered all * the strangers that were fv. 2
in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David the strangers.
his father had numbered them; and they were found an
hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six
hundred.

18 And he set sthreesore and ten thousand of them to be & v. 2.
bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in
the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers
to set the people a work.

1011.

1

Death of Shimei.
1 KINGS 11. ver. 39, TO THE END.
39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two
of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of
Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Be-
hold

, thy servants be in Gath.
40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to
Gath to Achish to seek his servants : and Shimei went, and
brought his servants from Gath.

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A.C. 1011. 41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from

Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.

42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.

43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with ?

44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father : therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever.

46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada ;

which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the h2 Chron. i. 1. " kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

Solomon's Marriage.

1 KINGS III. VER. 1, 2.
ich, vii. 8.: 1 And 'Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of

Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into
the city of David, until he had made an end of building
his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall
of Jerusalem round about.

2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there
was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those
days.

CHAPTER II.
The Building of the Temple.

2 CHRONICLES 111. VER. 1'.
1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD
at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, * where the LORD appeared

unto David his father, in the place that David had pre-
father.
pared in the threshing floor of + Ornan the Jebusite.

1 KINGS vi. ver. 1.
1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth
* It will be observed, that the descriptions of the building of the Temple in
Kings and Chronieles differ. Circumstances mentioned in one are omitted in the
other. I have endeavoured to harmonize the two. The same may be observed
of the prayer at the dedication of the Temple.

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year after the children of Israel were come out of the land A.C. 101

to 1005. of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that * he Heb. built. began to build the house of the LORD.

2 CHRONICLES 11. ver.2-10.
2 And he began to build in the second day of the second
month, in the fourth year of his reign.

39 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was + in- 1 Kings vi.
structed for the building of the house of God. The length Heb. Found-
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 ę i Kings vi. 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 cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

6 And he † garnished the house with precious stones for Heb.co. 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.

And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

1 KINGS VI. VER. 4-9. 4 And for the house he made & windows of narrow lights. Or, vindows 5 And || against the wall of the house he built * cham- and narrow bers round about, against the walls of the house round skewed and about

, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made for supon, or 4 chambers round about:

joining to
6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the * Heb. ribs.
middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits
broad: for without in the wall of the house he made nar- 1 Heb. nar.
powed rests round about, that the beams should not be powings, or re-
fastened in the walls of the house.

7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of
stre made ready before it was brought thither: so that
there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard
in the house while it was in building:
8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right

* Heb. floors.

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A.C. 1011 * side of the house : and they went up with winding stairs

into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the Heb. shoul- third.

1 KINGS VI. VER. 15–29. 15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards Or, from the of cedar, + both the floor of the house, and the walls of the house into the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and walis, &c. and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar : he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with Or, gourds : #knops and ß open flowers : all was cedar; there was no ings of flowers. stone secn.

19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in

length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in # Heb. shut the height thereof: and he overlaid it with || pure gold;

and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23 , And within the oracle he made two cherubims of *+ olive tree, each ten cubits high.

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the utternost part of the other were ten cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size.

26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.

27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house : r Exod. xxv. and 'I they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so

Or, the che- that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing stretched forth

of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their their wings wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

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