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they brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days
of his life.
004:022 Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour,
and sixty measures of meal,
004:023 ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and one
hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks,
and fattened fowl.
004:024 For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the River,
from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side
the River: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
004:025 Judah and Israel lived safely, every man under his vine
and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba,
all the days of Solomon.
004:026 Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots,
and twelve thousand horsemen.
004:027 Those officers provided food for king Solomon, and for all
who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month;
they let nothing be lacking.
004:028 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought
they to the place where [the officers] were, every man
according to his charge.
004:029 God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much,
and very great understanding, even as the sand that is
on the seashore.
004:030 Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children
of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
004:031 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite,
and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol:
and his fame was in all the nations round about.
004:032 He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were
one thousand five.
004:033 He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to
the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals,
and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.
004:034 There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.
005:001 Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard
that they had anointed him king in the room of his father:
for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
005:002 Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,
005:003 You know how that David my father could not build a house
for the name of Yahweh his God for the wars which were about
him on every side, until Yahweh put them under the soles
of his feet.
005:004 But now Yahweh my God has given me rest on every side;
there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrence.
005:005 Behold, I purpose to build a house for the name of Yahweh
my God, as Yahweh spoke to David my father, saying, Your son,
whom I will set on your throne in your room, he shall build
the house for my name.
005:006 Now therefore command you that they cut me cedar trees out of Lebanon;
and my servants shall be with your servants; and I will give you
hire for your servants according to all that you shall say:
for you know that there is not among us any who knows how to cut
timber like the Sidonians.
005:007 It happened, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon,
that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Yahweh this day,
who has given to David a wise son over this great people.
005:008 Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have heard [the message]
which you have sent to me: I will do all your desire concerning
timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
005:009 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea;
and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place that you
shall appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there,
and you shall receive them; and you shall accomplish my desire,
in giving food for my household.
005:010 So Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of fir
according to all his desire.
005:011 Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for
food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil:
thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
005:012 Yahweh gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him; and there
was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made
a league together.
005:013 King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy
was thirty thousand men.
005:014 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 men subject to forced labor.
005:015 Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty
thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains;
005:016 besides Solomon's chief officers who were over the work,
three thousand and three hundred, who bore rule over the people
who labored in the work.
005:017 The king commanded, and they hewed out great stones, costly stones,
to lay the foundation of the house with worked stone.
005:018 Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Gebalites
did fashion them, and prepared the timber and the stones
to build the house.
006:001 It happened in the four hundred and eightieth year after
the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt,
in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel,
in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began
to build the house of Yahweh.
006:002 The house which king Solomon built for Yahweh, the length of it
was sixty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty [cubits],
and the height of it thirty cubits.
006:003 The porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was
the length of it, according to the breadth of the house;
[and] ten cubits was the breadth of it before the house.
006:004 For the house he made windows of fixed lattice work.
006:005 Against the wall of the house he built stories round about,
against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple
and of the oracle; and he made side chambers round about.
006:006 The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle
was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad;
for on the outside he made offsets [in the wall] of the house
round about, that [the beams] should not have hold in the walls
of the house.
006:007 The house, when it was in building, was built of stone made
ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor
any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
006:008 The door for the middle side chambers was in the right side
of the house: and they went up by winding stairs into
the middle [story], and out of the middle into the third.
006:009 So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house
with beams and planks of cedar.
006:010 He built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high:
and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
006:011 The word of Yahweh came to Solomon, saying,
006:012 Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk
in my statutes, and execute my ordinances, and keep all my
commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word
with you, which I spoke to David your father.
006:013 I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake
my people Israel.
006:014 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
006:015 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar:
from the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling,
he covered them on the inside with wood; and he covered
the floor of the house with boards of fir.
006:016 He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house
with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls [of
the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle,
even for the most holy place.
006:017 The house, that is, the temple before [the oracle],
was forty cubits [long].
006:018 There was cedar on the house within, carved with buds and
open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
006:019 He prepared an oracle in the midst of the house within,
to set there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
006:020 Within the oracle was [a space of] twenty cubits in length,
and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in
the height of it; and he overlaid it with pure gold:
and he covered the altar with cedar.
006:021 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold:
and he drew chains of gold across before the oracle;
and he overlaid it with gold.
006:022 The whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house
was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle
he overlaid with gold.
006:023 In the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood,
each ten cubits high.
006:024 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 to the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits.
006:025 The other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one
measure and one form.
006:026 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it
of the other cherub.
006:027 He set the cherubim within the inner house; and the wings
of the cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing
of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other
cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one
another in the midst of the house.
006:028 He overlaid the cherubim with gold.
006:029 He carved all the walls of the house round about with carved
figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers,
inside and outside.
006:030 The floor of the house he overlaid with gold, inside and outside.
006:031 For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive wood:
the lintel [and] door posts were a fifth part [of the wall].
006:032 So [he made] two doors of olive wood; and he carved on them
carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid
them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim,
and on the palm trees.
006:033 So also made he for the entrance of the temple door posts
of olive wood, out of a fourth part [of the wall];
006:034 and two doors of fir wood: the two leaves of the one door
were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
006:035 He carved [thereon] cherubim and palm trees and open flowers;
and he overlaid them with gold fitted on the engraved work.
006:036 He built the inner court with three courses of hewn stone,
and a course of cedar beams.
006:037 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yahweh laid,
in the month Ziv.
006:038 In the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month,
was the house finished throughout all the parts of it,
and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven
years in building it.
007:001 Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished
all his house.
007:002 For he built the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length of it
was one hundred cubits, and the breadth of it fifty cubits,
and the height of it thirty cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars,
with cedar beams on the pillars.
007:003 It was covered with cedar above over the forty-five beams,
that were on the pillars; fifteen in a row.
007:004 There were beams in three rows, and window was over against
window in three ranks.
007:005 All the doors and posts were made square with beams:
and window was over against window in three ranks.
007:006 He made the porch of pillars; the length of it was fifty cubits,
and the breadth of it thirty cubits; and a porch before them;
and pillars and a threshold before them.
007:007 He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge,
even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar
from floor to floor.
007:008 His house where he was to dwell, the other court within the porch,
was of the like work. He made also a house for Pharaoh's daughter
(whom Solomon had taken as wife), like this porch.
007:009 All these were of costly stones, even of hewn stone,
according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside,
even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside
to the great court.
007:010 The foundation was of costly stones, even great stones,
stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
007:011 Above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure,
and cedar wood.
007:012 The great court round about had three courses of hewn stone,
and a course of cedar beams; like as the inner court of the house
of Yahweh, and the porch of the house.
007:013 King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
007:014 He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father
was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass; and he was filled with
wisdom and understanding and skill, to work all works in brass.
He came to king Solomon, and performed all his work.
007:015 For he fashioned the two pillars of brass, eighteen cubits
high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits compassed either
of them about.
007:016 He made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of
the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits,
and the height of the other capital was five cubits.
007:017 There were nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work,
for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars;
seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.
007:018 So he made the pillars; and there were two rows round about on
the one network, to cover the capitals that were on the top
of the pillars: and so did he for the other capital.
007:019 The capitals that were on the top of the pillars in the porch
were of lily work, four cubits.
007:020 There were capitals above also on the two pillars,
close by the belly which was beside the network:
and the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows round about
on the other capital.
007:021 He set up the pillars at the porch of the temple:
and he set up the right pillar, and called the name of it Jachin;
and he set up the left pillar, and called the name of it Boaz.
007:022 On the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work
of the pillars finished.
007:023 He made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim,
round in compass, and the height of it was five cubits;
and a line of thirty cubits compassed it round about.
007:024 Under the brim of it round about there were buds which did
compass it, for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about:
the buds were in two rows, cast when it was cast.
007:025 It stood on 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 on them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.
007:026 It was a handbreadth thick: and the brim of it was worked
like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily:
it held two thousand baths.
007:027 He made the ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length
of one base, and four cubits the breadth of it, and three cubits
the height of it.
007:028 The work of the bases was on this manner: they had panels;
and there were panels between the ledges;
007:029 and on the panels that were between the ledges were lions, oxen,
and cherubim; and on the ledges there was a pedestal above;
and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
007:030 Every base had four bronze wheels, and axles of brass;
and the four feet of it had supports: beneath the basin
were the supports molten, with wreaths at the side of each.
007:031 The mouth of it within the capital and above was a cubit:
and the mouth of it was round after the work of a pedestal,
a cubit and a half; and also on the mouth of it were engravings,
and their panels were foursquare, not round.
007:032 The four wheels were underneath the panels; and the axles
of the wheels were in the base: and the height of a wheel
was a cubit and half a cubit.
007:033 The work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel:
their axles, and their rims, and their spokes, and their naves,
were all molten.
007:034 There were four supports at the four corners of each base:
the supports of it were of the base itself.
007:035 In the top of the base was there a round compass half a cubit high;
and on the top of the base the stays of it and the panels
of it were of the same.
007:036 On the plates of the stays of it, and on the panels of it,
he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to
the space of each, with wreaths round about.
007:037 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had
one casting, one measure, and one form.
007:038 He made ten basins of brass: one basin contained forty baths;
and every basin was four cubits; and on very one of the ten
bases one basin.
007:039 He set the bases, five on the right side of the house,
and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea
on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south.
007:040 Hiram made the basins, and the shovels, and the basins.
So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he worked
for king Solomon in the house of Yahweh:
007:041 the two pillars, and the two bowls of the capitals that were on
the top of the pillars; and the two networks to cover the two
bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars;
007:042 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks;
two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two
bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars;
007:043 and the ten bases, and the ten basins on the bases;
007:044 and the one sea, and the twelve oxen under the sea;
007:045 and the pots, and the shovels, and the basins:
even all these vessels, which Hiram made for king Solomon,
in the house of Yahweh, were of burnished brass.
007:046 In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
ground between Succoth and Zarethan.
007:047 Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were
exceeding many: the weight of the brass could not be found out.
007:048 Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of Yahweh:
the golden altar, and the table whereupon the show
bread was, of gold;
007:049 and the lampstands, five on the right side, and five on the left,
before the oracle, of pure gold; and the flowers, and the lamps,
and the tongs, of gold;
007:050 and the cups, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons,
and the fire pans, of pure gold; and the hinges, both for
the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for
the doors of the house, [to wit], of the temple, of gold.
007:051 Thus all the work that king Solomon worked in the house
of Yahweh was finished. Solomon brought in the things
which David his father had dedicated, [even] the silver,
and the gold, and the vessels, and put them in the treasuries
of the house of Yahweh.
008:001 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' [houses] of the
children of Israel, to king Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up
the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David,
which is Zion.
008:002 All the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at
the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
008:003 All the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
008:004 They brought up the ark of Yahweh, and the tent of meeting,
and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; even these did
the priests and the Levites bring up.
008:005 King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled
to him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen,
that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
008:006 The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to
its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place,
even under the wings of the cherubim.
008:007 For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place
of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the poles
of it above.
008:008 The poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from
the holy place before the oracle; but they were not seen outside:
and there they are to this day.
008:009 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone
which Moses put there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant
with the children of Israel, when they came out of the
land of Egypt.
008:010 It came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place,
that the cloud filled the house of Yahweh,
008:011 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of
the cloud; for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh.
008:012 Then spoke Solomon, Yahweh has said that he would dwell
in the thick darkness.
008:013 I have surely built you a house of habitation, a place for you
to dwell in forever.
008:014 The king turned his face about, and blessed all the assembly
of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.
008:015 He said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who spoke
with his mouth to David your father, and has with his hand
fulfilled it, saying,
008:016 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out
of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel
to build a house, that my name might be there; but I chose
David to be over my people Israel.
008:017 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house
for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
008:018 But Yahweh said to David my father, Whereas it was in your
heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it
was in your heart:
008:019 nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son who
shall come forth out of your body, he shall build the house
for my name.
008:020 Yahweh has established his word that he spoke; for I am risen up
in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel,
as Yahweh promised, and have built the house for the name
of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
008:021 There have I set a place for the ark, in which is the covenant
of Yahweh, which he made with our fathers, when he brought
them out of the land of Egypt.
008:022 Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all
the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;
008:023 and he said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, there is no God like you,
in heaven above, or on earth beneath; who keep covenant
and loving kindness with your servants, who walk before you
with all their heart;
008:024 who have kept with your servant David my father that which you
did promise him: yes, you spoke with your mouth, and have
fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
008:025 Now therefore, Yahweh, the God of Israel, keep with your servant
David my father that which you have promised him, saying,
There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne
of Israel, if only your children take heed to their way,
to walk before me as you have walked before me.
008:026 Now therefore, God of Israel, Please let your word be verified,
which you spoke to your servant David my father.
008:027 But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? behold,
heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you;
how much less this house that I have built!

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