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The pillars, ornaments, and CHAP. VII.

utensils for the temple. house thirteen years, and he finished 14 He was a widow's son of the all his house.

tribe of Naphtali, and his father was 9 He built also the house of the a man of Tyre, a worker in brass : and forest of Lebanon; the length there- he was filled with wisdom, and underof was an hundred cubits, and the standing, and cunning to work all works breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the in brass. And he came to king Soloheight thereof thirty cubits, upon four mon, and wrought all his work. rows ofcedar pillars, with cedar beams 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, upon the pillars.

of eighteen cubits high apiece and 3 And it wus covered with cedar

a line of twelve cubits did compass above upon the beams, that lay on either of them about. forty five pillars, fifteen in a row. 16 And he made two chapiters of

4 And there were windows in three molten brass, to set upon the tops of rows, and light was against light in the pillars : the height of the one chathree ranks.

piter was five cubits, and the height of 5 And all the doors and posts were the other chapiter was five cubits : square, with the windows: and light 17 And nets of checker work, and was against light in three ranks. wreaths of chain work, for the chapi

6 | And he made a porch of pil-ters which were upon the top of the lars; the length thereof was fifty cu- pillars; seven for the one chapiter, bits, and the breadth thereof thirty cu and seven for the other chapiter. bits : and the porch was before them: 18 And he made the pillars, and two and the other pillars and the thick rows round about upon the one netbeam were before them.

work, to cover the chapiters that were 7 Then he made a porch for the upon the top, with pomegranates: and throne where he might judge, even the so did he for the other chapiter. porch of judgment: and it was cover 19 And the chapiters that were upon ed with cedar from one side of the floor the top of the pillars were of lily work to the other.

in the porch, four cubits. 8 | And his house where he dwelt 20 And the chapiters upon the two had another court within the porch, pillars had pomegranates also above, which was of the like work. Solo- over against the belly which was by mon made also an house for Pharaoh's the network : and the pomegranates daughter, whom he had taken to wife, were two hundred in rows round about like unto this porch.

upon the other chapiter. 9 All these were of costly stones, 21 And he set up the pillars in the according to the measures of hew- porch of the temple: and he set up ed stones, sawed with saws, within the right pillar, and called the name and without, even from the foundation thereof Jachin : and he set up the left unto the coping, and so on the outside pillar, and he called the name thereof toward the great court.

Boaz. 10 And the foundation was of costly 22 And upon the top of the pillars stones, even great stones, stones of ten was lily work: so was the work of the cubits, and stones of eight cubits. pillars finished.

11 And above were costly stones, 23 | And he made a molten sea, ten after the measures of hewed stones, cubits from the one brim to the other: and cedars.

it was round all about, and his height 12 And the great court round about was five cubits: and a line of thirty was with three rows of hewed stones, cubits did compass it round about. and a row of cedar beams, both for 24 And under the brim of it round the inner court of the house of the about there were knops compassing it, LORD, and for the porch of the house. ten in a cubit, compassing the sea

13 And king Solomon sent and round about: the knops were cast in fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

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Of all the vessels. 25 It stood

upon twelve oxen, three | thereof, and on the borders thereof, he looking toward the north, and three graved cherubims, lions, and palm looking toward the west, and three trees, according to the proportion of looking toward the south, and three every one, and additions round about. looking toward the east: and the sea 37 After this manner he made the was set above upon them, and all their ten bases: all of them had one casthinder parts were inward.

ing, one measure, and one size. 26 And it was an hand breadth thick, 38 | Then made he ten lavers of and the brim thereof was wrought like brass: one laver contained forty baths: the brim of a cup, with flowers of and every laver was four cubits: and lilies: it contained iwo thousand baths. upon every one of the ten bases one

27 | And he made ten bases of laver. brass; four cubits wus the length of 39 And he put five bases on the right one base, and four cubits the breadth side of the house, and five on the left thereof, and three cubits the height ofit. side of the house: and he set the sea

28 And the work of the bases was on the right side of the house easton this manner: they had borders, and ward over against the south. the borders were between the ledges : 40 And Hiram made the lavers,

29 And on the borders that were and the shovels, and the basons. So between the ledges were lions, oxen, Hiram made an end of doing all the and cherubims: and upon the ledges work that he made king Solomon for there was a base above : and beneath the house of the LORD: the lions and oxen were certain addi 41 The two pillars, and the two tions made of thin work.

bowls of the chapiters that were on the 30 And every base had four brasen top of the two pillars; and the two wheels, and plates of brass : and the networks, to cover the two bowls of four corners thereof had undersetters: the chapiters which were upon top under the laver were undersetters mol- of the pillars ; ten, at the side of every addition. 42 And four hundred pomegranates

31 And the mouth of it within the for the two networks, even two rows chapiter and above was a cubit: but of pomegranates for one network, lo the mouth thereof wus round after the cover the two bowls of the chapiters work of the base, a cubit and an half: that upon

the pillars; and also


the mouth of it were 43 And the ten bases, and ten lagravings with their borders, foursquare, vers on the bases; not round.

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen 32 And under the borders were four

under the sea ; wheels; and the axletrees of the 45 And the pots, and the shovels, wheels were joined to the base: and and the basons: and all these vessels, the height of a wheel wus a cubit and which Hiram made to king Solomon half a cubit.

for the house of the Lord, were of 33 And the work of the wheels was bright brass. like the work of a chariot wheel; their 46 Iu the plain of Jordan did the axletrees, and their naves, and their fel-king cast them; in the clay ground loes, and their spokes, were all molten. between Succoth and Zarthan.




to the four corners of one base: and the unweighed, because they were exceedundersetters were of the very base itself. ing many: neither was the weight of

35 And in the top of the base wus the brass found out. there a round compass of half a cubit 48 And Solomon made all the veshigh: and on the top of the base the sels that pertained unto the house of ledges thereof and the borders thereof the LORD: the altar of gold, and the were of the same.

table of gold, whereupon the shew36 For on the plates of the ledges | bread uus,

Solomon's prayer.

The feast of the dedicalion. CHAP. VIII.

49 And the candlesticks. of pure their two wings over the place of the gold, five on the right side, and five ark, and the cherubims covered the ark on the left, before the oracle, with the and the staves thereof above. flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs 8 And they drew out the staves, that of gold,

the ends of the staves were seen out 50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, in the holy place before the oracle, and the basons, and the spoons, and and they were not seen without: and the censers of pure gold; and the there they are unto this day. hinges of gold, both for the doors of 9 There was nothing in the ark save the inner house, the most holy place, the two tables of stone, whichi Moses and for the doors of the house, to wit, put there at Horeb, when the LORD of the temple.

made a covenant with the children of 51 So was ended all the work that Israel, when they came out of the land king Solomon made for the house of of Egypt. the Lord. And Solomon brought 10 And it came to pass, when the in the things which David his father priests were come out of the holy had dedicated; even the silver, and place, that the cloud filled the house the gold, and the vessels, did he put of the LORD, among the treasures of the house of

11 So that the priests could not the LORD.

stand to minister because of the cloud: CHAP. VIII.

for the glory of the Lord had filled 1 The feust of the dedication of the temple. 12,

the house of the LORD. 54 Solomon's blessing. 22 Solomon's prayer, 12 | Then spake Solomon, The 62 His sacrifice of peace offerings.

LORD said that he would dwell in the Then Solomon assembled the elders thick darkness. of Israel, and all the heads of the 13 I have surely built thee an house tribes, the chief of the fathers of the to dwell in, a settled place for thee to children of Israel, unto king Solomon abide in for ever. in Jerusalem, that they might bring up 14 And the king turned his face the ark of the covenant of the LORD about, and blessed all the congregaout of the city of David, which is Zion. tion of Israel: (and all the congrega

2 And all the men of Israel assem tion of Israel stood;) bled themselves unto king Solomon at 15 And he said, Blessed be the the feast in the month Ethanim, which LORD God of Israel, which spake with is the seventh month.

his mouth unto David my father, and 3 And all the elders of Israel came, hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, and the priests took up the ark. 16 Since the day that I brought

4 And they brought up the ark of forth my people Israel out of Egypt, the Lord, and the tabernacle of the I chose no city out of all the tribes of congregation, and all the holy vessels Israel to build an house, that my name that were in the tabernacle, even those might be therein; but I chose David did the priests and the Levites bring up. to be over my people Israel.

5 And King Solomon, and all the 17 And it was in the heart of David congregation of Israel, that were as- my father to buiid an house for the sembled unto him, were with him be name of the Lord God of Israel. fore the ark, sacrificing sheep and 18 And the LORD said unto David oxen, that could not be told nor num my father, Whereas it was in thine bered for multitude.

heart to build an house unto my name, 6 And the priest brought in the ark thou didst well that it was in thine of the covenant of the LORD unto his heart. place, into the oracle of the house, to 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the most holy place, even under the the house; but thy son that shall come wings of the cherubims.

forth out of thy loins, he shall build 7 For the cherubims spread forth the house unto my name.

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Solomon's prayer at the


dedication of the temple. 20 And the LORD hath performed which thy servant shall make toward his word that he spake, and I am risen this place. up in the room of David my father, 30 And hearken thou to the suppliand sit on the throne of Israel, as the cation of thy servant, and of thy peo LORD promised, and have built an ple Israel, when they shall pray tohouse for the name of the LORD God ward this place: and hear thou in of Israel.

heaven thy dwelling place: and when 21 And I have set there a place for thou hearest, forgive. the ark, wherein is the covenant of the 31 | If any man trespass against his LORD, which he made with our fa- neighbour, and an oath be laid upon thers, when he brought them out of him to cause him to swear, and the the land of Egypt.

oath come before thine altar in this
22 | And Solomon stood before the house:
altar of the Lord in the presence of 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and
all the congregation of Israel, and do, and judge thy servants, condemn-
spread forth his hands toward heaven: ing the wicked, to bring his way upon

23 And he said, LORD God of Is- his head; and justifying the righte-
rael, there is no God like thee, in hea- ous, to give him according to his
ven above, or on earth beneath, who righteousness.
keepest covenant and mercy with thy 33 | When thy peuple Israel be
servants that walk before thee with smitten down before the
all their heart:

cause they have sinned against thee, 24 Who hast kept with thy servant and shall turn again to thee, and conDavid my father that thou promisedst fess thy name, and pray, and make him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, supplication unto thee in this house: and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and as it is this day.

forgive the sin of thy people Israel, 25 Therefore now, LORD God of and bring them again unto the land Israel, keep with thy servant David which thou gavest unto their fathers. my father that thou promisedst him, 35 | When heaven is shut up, and saying, There shall not fail thee a man there is no rain, because they have in my sight to sit on the throne of Is-sinned against thee; if they pray torael; so that thy children take heed ward this place, and confess thy name, to their way, that they walk before and turn from their sin, when thou me as thou hast walked before me. afflictest them :

26 And now, O God of Israel, let 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and thy word, I pray thee, be verified, forgive the sin of thy servants, and of which thou spakest unto thy servant thy people Israel, that thou teach David my father.

them the good way wherein they 27 But will God indeed dwell on should walk, and give rain upon thy the earth? behold, the heaven and land, which thou hast given to thy heaven of heavens cannot contain people for an inheritance. thee; how much less this house that 37 If there be in the land famine, I have builded ?

if there be pestilence, blasting, mil28 Yet have thou respect unto the dew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; prayer of thy servant, and to his sup- if their enemy besiege them in the land plication, O LORD my God, to hearken of their cities; whatsoever plague, unto the


and to the prayer, which whatsoever sickness there be ; thy servant prayeth before thee to day: 38 What prayer and supplication 29 That thine

eyes may be open to soever be made by any man, or by all ward this house night and day, even thy people Israel, which shall know toward the place of which thou hast every man the plague of his own heart, said, My name shall be there: that and spread forth his hands toward this thou mayest hearken unto the prayer house :


Solomon's prayer.


He blesseth the people 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy hast chosen, and the house which I dwelling place, and forgive, and do, have built for thy name : and give to every man according to 49 Then hear thou their prayer and his ways, whose heart thou knowest; their supplication in heaven thy dwell(for thou, even thou only, knowest the ing place, and maintain their cause, hearts of all the children of men ;) 50 And forgive thy people that have

40 That they may fear thee all the sinned against thee, and all their transdays that they live in the land which gressions wherein they have transthou gavest unto our fathers. gressed against thee, and give them

41 Moreover concerning a stranger, compassion before them who carried that is not of thy people Israel, but them captive, that they may have cometh out of a far country for thy compassion on them : name's sake;

51 For they be thy people, and thine 42 (For they shall hear of thy great inheritance, which thou broughtest name, and of thy strong hand, and of forth out of Egypt, from the midst of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall the furnace of iron : come and pray toward this house; 52 That thine eyes may be open un

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwell to the supplication of thy servant, and ing place, and do according to all that unto the supplication of thy people the stranger calleth to thee for: that Israel, to hearken unto them in all that all the people of the earth may know they call for unto thee. thy name, to fear thee, as do thy peo 53 For thou didst separate them ple Israel; and that they may know from among all the people of the ihąt this house, whith I have builded, earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou is called by thy name.

spakest by the hand of Moses thy ser44 | If thy people go out to battle vant, when thou broughtest our fathers against their enemy, whithersoever out of Egypt, O Lord God, thou shalt send them, and shall pray 54 And it was so, that when Solounto the Lord toward the city which mon had made an end of praying all thou hast chosen, and toward the house this prayer and supplication unto the that I have built for thy name: LORD, he arose from before the altar

45 Then hear thou in heaven their of the LORD, from kneeling on his prayer and their supplication, and knees with his hands spread up to inaintain their cause.

heaven. 46 If they sin against thee, (for 55 And he stood, and blessed all the there is no man that sinneth not,) and congregation of Israel with a loud thou be angry with them, and deliver voice, saying, them to the enemy, so that they carry 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath them away captives unto the land of given rest unto his people Israel, acthe enemy, far or near;

cording to all that he promised: there · 47 Yet if they shall bethink them- hath not failed one word of all his selves in the land whither they were good promise, which he promised by carried captives, and repent, and make the hand of Moses his servant. supplication unto thee in the land of 57 The LORD our God be with us, them that carried them captives, say- as he was with our fathers: let him ing, We have sinned, and have done not leave us, nor forsake us : perversely, we have committed wick 58 That he


incline our hearts edness;

unto him, to walk in all his ways,

and 48 And so return unto thee with all to keep his commandments, and his their heart, and with all their soul, in statutes, and his judgments, which he the land of their enemies, which led commanded our fathers. them away captive, and pray unto thee 59 And let these my words, wheretoward their land, which thou gavest with I have made supplication before unto their fathers, the city which thou the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD

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