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thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the king said. Bring me a sword.
And they brought a sword before the king.

25 And the king said. Divide the living
child in two, and give half to the one, and
half to the other.

26 Then spake the woman whose the
living child was unto the king, for ^ her
bowels t yearned upon her son, and she said,

my lord, give her the living child, and in
no wise slay it. But the other said. Let it
be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

27 Then the king answered and said, Give
her the living child, and in no wise slay it:
she is the mother thereof.

28 And all Israel heard of the judgment
which the king had judged ; and they feared
the king : for they saw that the ' wisdom of
God was fin him, to do judgment.


1 Solomon's princes. 7 His twelve officers for provision,
20, 24 The peace and largeness of his hijigdom.
22 His daily provision. 26 His stables. 29 Hii

SO king Solomon was king over all Is-
2 And these were the princes which he
had: Azariah the son of Zadok the \ priest;

Solomon's princes and officers.

3Elihoreph andAhiah,the sons of Shisha,
(I scribes; "^ Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud,
the II recorder.

4 And *> Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was
over the host: and Zadok and "Abiathar
were the priests :

5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over
* the officers : and Zabud the son of Nathan
was ' principal officer, and Hhe king's friend:

6 And Ahishar was over the household :
and eAdoniram the son of Abda was over
the II tribute.

7 H And Solomon had twelve officers over
all Israel, vehich provided victuals for the
king and his household : each man his month
in a year made provision.

8 And these are their names : || The son
of Hur, in mount Ephraim :

9 II The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and
in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-
beth-hanan : •

10 II The son of Hesed, in Aruboth ; to
him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of
Hepher :

1 1 II The son of Abinadab, in all the region
of Dor ; which had Taphath the daughter of
Solomon to wife :

12 Baana the son of Ahilud ; to him per-
tained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-
ehean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel,
from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, even unto
the place that is beyond Jokneam :

13 II The son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead ;
to him pertained ''the towns of Jair the son
of Manasseh, which are in Gilead ; to him
also pertained 'the region of Argob, which
is in Bashan, threescore great cities with
walls and brazen bars :

14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had \\ Ma-
hanaim :

15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali ; he also took
Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife :

16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in
Asher and in Aloth :

17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in
Issachar :

18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin.

19 Geber the son of VTiwas in the couti-
try of Gilead, in ''the country of Sihon king
of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan ;
and he was the only officer which was in the

20 IT Judah and Israel were many, 'as the
sand which is by the sea in multitude, ■" eat-
ing and drinking, and making merry.

21 And " Solomon reigped over all king-
doms from" the river unto the land of the
Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt :
Pthey brought presents, and served Solomon

• all tixe days of his life








II Or,

t Heb.



a 2 Sam. 8.

t Heb.

16. 1 20. 24.




c Soe ch. 2.


d ver. 7

S Sam. 8.

18. b ao. afi.

r S Sam. 15.
J7.&;16. 16.

q P.. 72. 11

1 Chron. 27.


r 1 ChroD.





Jer. 23. 6.



Zech. 3. 10.

u Jude. 20.


I ch. 10. 26.

2 Chron. I.

14. & 9. 25.

Deut. 17. 16.


z ver. 7.

11 Or,


II Or, Bm-

II Or,


mulFg, or.

, gieift beasts.
Eslh. 8. 14.

Mic. 1. 13.

a ch. 3. 12.

II Or,

b Gen. 25. 6.


h Numb. 32.



Acu 7. 22.

dch.3. 12.

e 1 Chron.

i Dcut. 3. 4.

1.5. 19.

Ps. 89, tiUe.


1 Chron. 2.

6. &6.33.&.

15. 19.

Ps. 88, title.

II Or. (0

F Prov. 1. 1.

h Cant. 1. 1.

i ch. 10. 1.



k Deal. 3. 8.

1 Gen. 22.


ch. 3. 8.

Prov. 14. 28.

m P>. 72. 3,


Mic. 4. 4.

n 2 Chron.

a ver. 10. &



P8.72. 8.


Geo. 15.



Josh. 1. 4.

b 2 Sam. 5.

p Ps. 68. 29.
& 72. 10, 11.


1 Chron. 14.

Amoa 1. 9.

The grandeur of his kingdom.

22 IF And Solomon's t provision for one
day was thirty f measures of fine flour, and
threescore measures of meal,

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of
the pastures, and an hundred sheep, besides
harts, and roe-bucks, and fallow-deer, and fat-
ted fowl.

24 For he had dominion over all the region
on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to
Azzah, over i all the kings on this side the
river: and ■'he had peace on all sides round
about him.

25 And Judah and Israel * dwelt f safely,
'every man under his vine and under his fig-
tree, "from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the
days of Solomon.

26 IT And * Solomon had forty thousand
stalls of y horses for his chariots, and twelve
thousand horsemen.

27 And ^ those officers provided victual
for kmg Solomon, and for all that came
unto king Solomon's table, every man in his
month : they lacked nothing.

28 Barley also and straw for the horses and
II dromedaries brought they unto the place
where the officers were, every man according
to his charge.

29 IF And "^ God gave Solomon wisdom and
understanding exceeding much, and largeness
of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-

3^ And Solomon's wisdom excelled the
wisdom of all the children •'of the east coun-
try, and all "the wisdom of Egypt.

31 For he was ^ wiser than all men; «than
Ethan the Ezrahite, *'and Heman, and Chal-
col, and Darda, the sons of Mahol : and his
fame was in all nations round about.

32 And ehe spake three thousand proverbs :
and his ''songs were a thousand and five.

33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar-
tree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop
that springeth out of the wall : he spake also
of beasts, and of fbwl, and of creeping things,
and of fishes.

34 And 'there came of all people to hear
the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of
the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.


1 Hiram, sending to congratulate Solomon, is certified of
his purpose to build the temple, and desired to furnish
him with timber thereto. 7 Hiram, blessing God for
Solomon, and requesting food for his family, furnisk-
eth him with trees. 13 The number of Solomon's
workmen and labourers.

AND ^ Hiram king of Tyre sent his ser-
vants unto Solomon ; for he had heard
that they had anointed him king in the room
of his father : "for Hiram was ever a lover ol

Hiram furnisheth Solomon with trees.

2 And "Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

3 Thou knowest how that David my father
could not build an house unto the name of
the Lord his God, ''for the wars which
were about him on every side, until the
Lord put them under the soles of his

4 But now the Lord my God hath given
me "rest on every side, so that there is neither
adversary nor evil occurrent.

5 ^And behold, I t purpose to build an
house unto the name of the Lord my God,
s as the Lord spake unto David my father,
saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy
throne in thy room, he shall build an house
unto my name.

6 Now therefore command thou, that they
hew me ^ cedar-trees out of Lebanon ; and my
servants shall be with thy servants : and unto
thee will I give hire for thy servants accord-
ing to all that thou shalt t appoint : for thou
knowest that there is not among us any that
can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidoni-

7 IT And it came to pass, when Hiram
heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced
greatly, and said, Blessed be the Lord this
day, which hath given unto David a wise son
over this great people.

8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying,
I have t considered the things which thou
sentest to me for : and I will do all thy desire
concerning timber of cedar, and concerning
timber of fir.

9 My servants shall bring them down from
Lebanon imto the sea: 'and I will convey
them by sea in floats unto the place that thou
shalt t appoint me, and will cause them to be
discharged there, and thou shalt receive them:
and thou shalt accomplish my desire, ''in giv-
ing food for my household.

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees
and fir-trees according to all his desire.

11 'And Solomon gave Hiram twenty
thousand t measures of wheat for food to
his household, and twenty, measures of pure
oil : thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by

12 And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom,
■"as he promised him: and there was peace
between Hiram and Solomon ; and they two
made a league together.

13 H And king Solomon raised a flevy
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.

15 "And Solomon had threescore and ten





c 2 Cliron.

A 1 Chron.
22. e. Sl 28.

e ch. 4. 24.
2 Ohron. 22.

f 2 Chron.

2. 4.

t Heb. say.

2 Sam. 7.

1 Cliron. 17.
12. li. 22. 10.

h 2 Chron.
2. 8, 10.

t Ileb. sai/.




t Heb.

i 2 Cliron.
2. 16.

t Heb. send.

k See
Ezra 3. 7.
Ezok. 27. 17.
Acta 12. 20.

1 See

2 Chron. 2.

t Heb. cors.

m eh. 3. 12.

t Heb. tri-
bute of men.

pi Chron.

II Or.

(iibliteit ; as
Ezck. 27. 9.

a 2 Cliron.
3. 1, 2.

b Acti 7. 47.
t Heb.iut'Il.

c See Ezek.
41. 1. &c.

n ch. 4. fi.

o ch. 9. 21.
2 Cliron. 2.
17, J8.

d See
Ezek. 40.
16. & 41. IG.

II Or, win-
down broad
within, and
without: or,
skewed and
II Or, itj7on,
or, joinine


Ezck. 41. 6.
t Hob.
tver. J«. 19,
t Heb. ribs.

t Heb. nar-
rowinffs, or,

g See Deut.
27. 5, 6.
ch. 5. 18.

T Heb.

The building of the temple.

thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore
thousand hewers in the mountains ;

16 Besides 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
p hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the

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


1 The building of Solomon^s temple. 5 The chambers
thereof. 11 God's promise unto it. 15 The ceiling and
adorning of it. 23 The cherubims. 31 The doors.
36 The court. 37 The time of building it.

AND ^it came to pass in the four hun-
dred and eightieth year -after the chil-
dren of Israel were come out of the land of
Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign
over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the
second month, that ''he t began to build the
house of the Lord,

2 And "^the house which king Solomon
built for the Lord, the length thereof was
threescore cubits^ and the breadth thereof
twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty
cubits. .

3 And the porch before the temple of the
house, twenty cubits was the length thereof,
according to the breadth of the house ; and
ten cubits was the breadth thereof, before the

4 And for the house he made '' || win-
dows of narrow lights.

5 IT And II against the wall of the house
he built «t chambers round about, against
the walls of the house round about, both of
the temple ''and of the oracle : and he made
t chambers round about.

6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits
broad, and the middle was six cubits broad,
and the third was seven cubits broad : for
without in the wall of the house he made
t narrowed rests round about, that the beams
should not be fastened in the walls of the

7 And sthe house, when it was in building
was built of sione made ready before it was
brought thither : so that there was neither
hammer nor axe, 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 t side of the house : and they
went up with winding stairs into the middle
chamber, and out of the middle into tho


The ornaments of it.

9 '' So he built the house, and finished it ;
and covered the house || with beams and
boards of cedar.

10 And then he built chambers against all
the house, five cubits high : and they rested
on the house vi^ith timber of cedar.

11 IT And the word of the Lord came to
Solomon, saying,

12 Concerning this house which thou art
in building, 'if thou wilt walk in my statutes,
and execute my judgments, and keep all my
commandments to walk in them ; then will I
perform my word with thee, ^ which I spake
unto David thy father :

13 And ' I will dwell among the children
of Israel, and will not ""forsake my people

14 " So Solomon built the house, and
finished it.

15 And he built the walls of the house
within with boards of cedar, || both the floor
of the house, and the walls of the ceiling :
and he covered tliem on the inside with wood,
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 be-
fore it, was forty cubits long,

18 And the cedar of the house within was
carved with |j knops and f open flowers: all
was cedar ; there was no stone seen.

19 And the oracle he prepared in the
house within, to set there the ark of the cove-
nant of the Lord.

20 And the oracle in the forepart was
twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in
breadth, and twenty cubits in the height
thereof: and he overlaid it with fpure 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 Pthe whole altar that was by the oracle
he overlaid with gold.

23 IT And within the oracle ^he made two
cherubims of || t olive-tree, each ten cubits

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 uttermost part of the other
were ten cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits :




h vor. 14,


II Or, the


and Ike ceil-

ines with


ich.9. 4 <L

k 2 Sam. 7.


1 Chron. iS.


1 Exod. 25.


Lev. 20. 11.

2Cor. 0. 16.

Kov. 21. 3.

m Dout 3L


n vor. 38.

II Or, from
the floor of
the hoitae
unto the
walls, <S*c.
nnd so ver.

o Eiod. 26.


Lev. 10 2.

ch. 8.6.

2 Chron. 3.


Ezck. 45. 3.

Hebr. 9. 3.

IlOr, ffowrd*.
t Heb.

Zeiiivgs of

t Heb.
shut up.

p Exod. 30.

q Exod. 37.
7, 8, a.
2 Chron. 3.
10. 11, 12.

trees of oil.



r Exotl. 25.
20. & 37. !».
S Chron. S. 8.
ii Or the
forth their

t Hob.
openings of


II Or, leaves
of the doors.

t Ileb.

Zcnings of

II Or,

t E::ek. 41.
23, 24, 25.

II Or, with
all the ap-
Uiereof, and
with all the

u Compare
ver. 1.


till 992.
a ch. 9. 10.

The time of building the temple.

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 : and ■• || they stretched forth the
wings of the cherubims, 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.

28 And he overlaid the cherubims with

29 And he carved all the walls of the
house round about with carved figures ot
cherubims, and palm-trees, and topen flowers,
within and without.

30 And the floor of the house he overlaid
with gold, within and without.

31 H And for the entering of the oracle he
made doors q/" olive-tree : the lintel and side-

posts were
32 The

I a fifth part of the wall.

two doors also were o/" olive-tree ;
and he carved upon them carvings of cheru-
bims, and palm-trees, and f open flowers, and
overlaid themwith gold, and spread gold upon
the cherubims, and upon the palm-trees.

33 So also made he for the door of the
temple, posts of olive-tree, || a fourth part
of the wall.

34 And the two doors were of fir-tree : the
'two leaves of the one door were folding, and
the two leaves of the other door were folding.

35 And he carved thereon cherubims, and
palm-trees, and open flowers ; and covered
them with gold, fitted upon the carved work.

36 HAnd he built the inner court with
three rows of hewed stone, and a row of
cedar beams.

37 IT 'In the fourth year was the founda-
tion of the house of the Lord laid, in the
month Zif :

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month
Bui (which is the eighth month) was the house
finished || throughout all the parts thereof,
and according to all the fashion of it. So
was he "seven years in building it.


1 The building of Solomon's house, 2 of the house of
Lebanon, 6 of the porch of pillars, 1 of the porch of
judgment, 8 of the house of Pharaoh's daughter. 13
Hiram's work of the two pillars, 23 of the molten sea,
27 of the ten bases, 38 of the ten lavers, 40 and all
the vessels.

BUT Solomon was building his own house
"thirteen years, and he finished all hia
house. „

2 1[He built also the house of the forest ol
Lebanon; the length thereof wa5 an hundred
cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits,

The porch of pillars, Sfc.

and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon
four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams
upon the pillars.

3 And it was covered with cedar above
upon the t beams that lay on forty-five pil-
lars, fifteen hi a row.

4 And there were windows in three rows,
and flight was against light in three ranks.

5 And all the || doors and posts were square
with the windows : and light was against light
in three ranks.

6 H And he made a porch of pillars ; the
length thereof was fifty cubits, and the
breadth thereof thirty cubits : and the porch
was II before them : and the other pillars and
the thick beam were \\ before them.

7 IT Then he made a porch for the throne
where he might judge, even the porch of
judgment: and it was covered with cedar
t from one side of the floor to the other.

8 IT And his house where he dwelt had
another court within the porch, which was of
the like work. Solomon made also anhouse
for Pharaoh's daughter, ''whom he had taken
to wife, like unto this porch.

9 All these twereo/" costly stones, accord-
ing to the measures of hewed stones, sawed
with saws, within and without, even from the
foundation unto the coping, and so on the
outside toward the great court.

10 And the foundation was o/'costly stones,
even great stones ; stones of ten cubits, and
stones of eight cubits.

1 1 And above were costly stones, after the
measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

12 And the great court round about was
with three rows of hewed stones, and a row
of cedar beams, both for the inner court of
the house of the Lord, "and for the porch of
the house.

13 lAnd king Solomon sent and fetched
''Hiram out of Tyre.

14 «He was f a widow's son of the tribe
of Naphtali, and '"his father was a man of
Tyre, a worker in brass ; and she was filled
with wisdom, and understanding, and cun-
ning to work all works in brass. And he
came to king Solomon, and wrought all his

15 For he t cast i-two pillars of brass, of
eighteen cubits high apiece : and a line of
twelve cubits did compass either of them

16 And he made two chapiters o/ molten
brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars : the
height of the one chapiter was five cubits,
and the height of the other chapiter was five
cubits :

17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths
of chain-work, for the chapiters which were




t Hcb. ribs.

t Heb. sight


II Or, spaces
and pillars
were square
in prospect.

llOr, accord-
ing to them.
JlOr, accord-
ins to tliem.

T Heb. /rom

b ch. 3. 1.
aChron. 8.

c John 10.


Acts 3. 11.

d 2 Chron. 4.
11, Nurarn :
See ver. 40.
e 2 Chron.
2. 14.

t Heb. the .
son of a wi-
llow woman.
f 9. Chron.
4. 16.

e Exoil. 31.
1 k 36. 1.



h 2 Kings
25. 17.
2 Chron. 3.
J5. & 4. 12.
Jer. 52. 21.

i See

2 Chron. 3.
IG. & 4. 13.
Jer. 52. 23.

k 2 Chron.
3. n.
1 ch. 6. 3.

II That ia,
He shall

II That ia.
In It in

m 2 Kings
2.'>. 13.
2 Chron. 472.
Jer. 52. 17.
t Heb from
his bnia to
his brim.

n 2 Chron.
4. 3.

o 2 Chron.
4. 4, 5.
Jer. 52. 20.

p See

2 Chron. 4. 5.

Hiram! s work for the temple.

upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one
chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows
round about upon the one net-work, to cover
the chapiters that were upon the top, with
pomegranates : and so did he for the other "

19 And the chapiters that were upon the
top of the pillars were of hly-work in the
porch, four cubits.

20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars
had pomegranates also above, over against
the belly which was by the net-work : and
the pomegranates were 'two hundred in rows
round about upon the other chapiter.

21 ■'And he set up the pillars in 'the porch
of the temple : and he set up the right pillar,
and called the name thereof || Jachin : and he
set up the left pillar, and called the name
thereof || Boaz.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was
lily-work : so was the work of the pillars

23 IF And he made "a molten sea, ten
cubits t from the one brim to the other : it
was round all about, and his height was five
cubits : and a line of thirty cubits did com-
pass it round about.

24 And under the brim of it round about
there were knops compassing it, ten in a
cubit, "compassing the sea round about : the
knops were cast in two rows, when it was

25 It stood upon "twelve oxen, three look-
ing toward the north, and three looking to-
ward 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 inward.

26 And it was an hand-breadth thick, and
the brim thereof was wrought like the brim
of a cup, with flowers of lilies : it contained
Ptwo thousand baths.

27 II And he made ten bases of brass ; four
cubits was the length of one base, and four
cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits
the height of it.

28 And the work of the bases was on this
manner : they had borders, and the borders
were between the ledges :

29 And on the borders that were between
the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims ;
and upon the ledges there was a base above :
and beneath the lions and oxen were certain
additions made of thin work.

30 And every base had four brazen wheels,
and plates of brass : and the four corners
thereof had undersetters : under the laver
were undersetters molten, at the side of
every addition.


Of the ten bases, Sfc,

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter
and above was a cubit : but the mouth thereof
was round cifter the work of the base, a cubit
and an half: and also upon the mouth of it
were gravings with their borders, four square,
not round.

32 And under the borders were four

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