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wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels
were "f joined to the base : and the height of
a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.

33 And the work of the wheels was like
the work of a chariot wheel : their axletrees,
and their naves, and their felloes, and their
spokes, were all molten.

34 And there were four undersetters to
the four corners of one base : and the under

^ setters were of the very base itself.

35 And in the top of the base was there a
round compass of half a cubit high : and on
the top of the base the ledges thereof and
the borders thereof were of the same. •

36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof,
and on the borders thereof, he graved cheru-
bims, lions, and palm-trees, according to the
t proportion of every one, and additions
round about.

37 After this manner he made the ten
bases : all of them had one casting, one
measure, and one size.

38 IT Then imade he ten lavers of brass:
one laver contained forty baths : and every
laver was four cubits : and upon every one
of the ten bases one laver.

39 And he put five bases on the right
t 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, over against the

40 If And t Hiram made the lavers, and
the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram made
an end of doing all the work that he made
king Solomon for the house of the Lord :

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of
the chapiters that were on the top of the two
pillars ; and the two 'net-works, to cover the
two bowls of the chapiters which were upon
the top of the pillars ;

42 And four hundred pomegranates for
the two net-works, even two rows of pome-
granates for one net-work, to cover the two
bowls of the chapiters that were t upon the
pillars ;

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on
Ihe bases;

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under
the sea ;

45 'And the pots, and the shovels, and
the basips : and all these vessels which
Hiram made to king Solomon for the house
of the Lord, were of t bright brass.




m tlte base.

t Heb.


a 3 Chron.

t Heb.

t Heb.
Hirom ;
See ver. 13.

r Ter. 17, 18.

t Heb.
upon the
face of the



2 Chron. 4.


t Heb. .
made hriffh'
or, scourea



t 2 Chron.
4. 17.
t Hob.
in the thick-
ness of ttie
u Gen. 33.

X .Insh. 3. 16.
t Hob.
for the ex-
ceeding mul-
t Hob.
1 Chron. 23.

y Exod. 37.
z Exod. 37.
a Exod. 23.

Lev. 24. 5,

t Heb.

t Heb.

holy things

of David.

b 2 Sam. 8.


2 Chron. 5.1.

a 2 Chron.
5, 2, &c

t Heb.


b 2 Sam. 6.


c 2 Sam. .■).



d Lev. 23.


2 Chron. 7.


e Numb. 4.

Dent 31. 9.
Josh. 3. 3, 6.
1 Cliron. 15.
14, 15.
f ch. 3.4.

r 2 Sam. 6.

h 2 Sam. 6.


i Ex.od. 26.

33, M.

ch. 6. 19.

k ch. 6. 27.

and all the vessels.

46 'In the plain of Jordan did the king cast
them, t in the clay-ground between " Succoth
and "Zarthan.

47 And Solomon left all the vessels un-
weighed, t because they were exceeding
many : neither was the weight of the brass
t found out.

48 And Solomon made all the vessels
that pertained unto the house of the Lord :
ythe altar of gold, and nhe table of gold,
whereupon " the shew-bread was,

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five
on the right side, and five on the left, before
the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps,
and the tongs of gold,

50 And the bowls, and Ihe snuffers, and
the basins, and the spoons, and the t censers
of pure gold ; and the hinges of gold, both
for the doors of the inner house, the most
holy place, and for the doors of the house,
to wit, of the temple.

51 So was ended all the work that king
Solomon made for the house of the Lord.
And Solomon brought in the f things •'which
David his father had dedicated : even the
silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he
put among the treasures of the house of the

CHAP. vm.

1 The feast of the dedication of the temple, 12, 54 So-
loinon's blessing. 22 Solomon's prayer. 62 His sacri-
fice of peace-offerings,

THEN "^Solomon assembled the elders of
Israel, and all the heads of the tribjes,
the t chief of the fathers of the children ot
Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem,
••that they- might bring up the ark of the
covenant of the Lord "out of the city of
David, which is Zion.

2 And all the men of Israel assembled
themselves unto king Solomon at the ^ feast
in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh

3 And all the elders of Israel came, *and
the priests took up the ark.

4 And they brought up the ark of the
Lord, ''and the tabernacle of the congre-
gation, and all the holy vessels that were in
the tabernacle, even those did the priests and
the Levites bring up.

5 And king Solomon, and all the congre-
gation of Israel, that were assembled unto
him, were with him before the ark, e sacri-
ficing sheep and oxen, that could not be told
nor numbered for multitude.

6 And the priests •■ brought in the ark of
the covenant of the Lord unto 'his place,
into the oracle of the house, to the most
holy place, even ■'under the wmgs of the



Solomon! s prayer at the

7 For the cherubims spread forth their
two wings over the place of the ark, and the
cherubims covered the ark and the staves
thereof above.

8 And they Mrew out the staves, that the
t ends of the staves were seen out in the
II holy place before the oracle, and they were
not seen without : and there they are unto
this day.

9 "' There was nothing in the ark "save the
two tables of stone, which Moses "put there
at Horeb, pwhen the Lord made a cove-
nant with the children of Israel, when they
came out of the land of Egypt.

10 And it came to pass, when the priests
were come out 6f the holy place, that the
cloud 1 filled the house of the Lord,

11 So that the priests could not stand to
minister because of the cloud : for the glory
of the Lord had filled the house of the

12 H'^Then spake Solomon, The Lord
said that he would dwell = in the thick dark-

13 *I have surely built thee an house to
dwell in, " a settled place for thee to abide in
for ever.

14 And the king turned his face about,
and ^ blessed all the congregation of Israel :
and all the congregation of Israel stood ;

15 And he said, y Blessed he the Lord
God of Israel, which ^ spake with his mouth
unto David my father, and hath with his
hand fulfilled it, saying,

16 "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 an
house, that ""my name might be therein; but
I chose •= David to be over my people Israel.

17 And ""it was in the heart of David my
father to build an house for the name of the
Lord God of Israel.

18 "And the Lord said unto David my
father. Whereas it was in thine hearty to build
an house unto my name, thou didst well that
it was in thine heart.

19 Nevertheless, ""thou shalt not build the
house ; but thy son that shall come forth out
of thy loins, he shall build the house unto
my name.

20 And the Lord hath performed his
word that he spake, and I am risen up in the
room of David my father, and sit on the throne
of Israel, eas the Lord promised, and have
built an house for the name of the Lord God
of Israel.

21 And I have set there a place for the
ark, wherein is •> the covenant of the Lord,
which he made with our fathers, when he
brought them out of the land of Egypt.




1 Exod. SB
H. 15,

IJOr, arfc; as

m Exod. 25.


Deut. 10. 2.

n Deut. 10.


Hcbr. n. 4.

o Exod. 40.


II Or, where.

P Exod. 34.


Deul. 4. 13.

ver. 21.

q Exod. 40.
34. ■£,.
13, 14. iL 7.


r 2 Chron.
6. 1. &c.
B Lev. 16. 2.
Ps. 18. 11. &

t 2 Sam. 7.


u Pa. 132. 14.

X 2 Sim. 6.


y Luke 1.


7. 2 Sam. 7.

5, 25.

a 2 Sam. 7.

5 Chron. 6.
5. &c.

b vcr. 29.

Deut 12.11.

c 1 Sam. 16.


2 Sam 7.8.

1 Chton. 2a


d 2 Sum. 7.


1 Chron. 17.


e 2 Chron.

f 2 Sam. 7.
5, 12, 13.
ch. 5. 3, 5.



i 2 Chron.
6. 12, &c.
k Exod. 9.

Ezra 9. 5.
Isai. 1. 15.

m Exod. 15.

2 Sam. 7.22.
n Deut. 7. 9.
Neh. 1. 5.
Dan. 9. 4.
o Gen. 17. 1.
ch. 3. 6.
2 Kings 20.

p ch. 2. 4.
2 Sam. 7.
12. 16.
t Hob.
There shall
not be cut off
unto thee a
man from
mv sight.
t Heb.
only if.

q 2 Sam. 7.

r 2 Chron.
2. 6.

Isai. 66. 1.
Jor. 23. 24.
Acti 7. 49.
& 17. 24.
s 2 Cor. 12.

h ver. 9.
Deut. 31.26.

t Deut. 12.

n Dan. 6. 10.
11 Or, in
this place.
X 2 Chron.
Neh 1. 6.

II Or, in
this place.

T Heb. and
he require
an oath of

Lev. 5. 1.
y Exod. 22.

z Deut. 25.

a Lev. 26.


Dout 28. 25.

b Lev. 26.
39, 40.
Noll. 1. 9.

II Or,

dedication of the temple.

22 ITAnd Solomon stood before 'the altar
of the Lord in the presence of all the con-
gregation of Israel, and ■'spread forth hia
hands toward heaven :

23 And he said. Lord God of Israel,
""there is no God like thee, in heaven above,
or on earth beneath, ° who keepest covenant
and mercy with thy servants that "walk be-
fore thee with all their heart :

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David
my father that thou promisedst him : thou
spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled
it withthinehand,as it is this day.

25 Therefore now, Lord God of Israel,
keep with thy servant David my father that
thou promisedst him, saying, pf There shall
not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the ^
throne of Israel ; t so that thy children take
heed to their way, that they walk before me
as thou hast walked before me.

26 .1 And now, O God of Israel, let thy
word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou
spakest unto thy servant David my father.

27 But ■'wjll God indeed dwell on the
earth ? behold the heaven and = heaven of
heavens cannot contain thee; how much less
this house that I have builded?

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer
of thy servant, and to his supplication, O
Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and
to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth be-
fore thee to-day :

29 That thine eyes may be open toward
this house night and day, even toward the
place of which thou hast said, 'My name
shall be there : that thou mayest hearken
unto the prayer which thy servant shall make
" II toward this place.

30 ' And hearken thou to the supplication
of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when
they shall pray || toward this place : and hear
thou in heaven thy dwelling-place : and when
thou hearest, forgive.

31 IT If any man trespass against his neigh-
bour, tand yan oath be laid upon him to
cause him to swear, and the oath come be-
fore thine altar in this house :

32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and
judge thy servants, ^condemning the wickedj
to bring his way upon his head ; and justi-
fying the righteous, to give him according to
his righteousness.

33 H'^When thy people Israel be smitten
down before the enemy, because they have
sinned against thee, and ''shall turn again
to thee, and confess thy name, and pray,
and make supplication unto thee || in this
house :

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive
the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them


Solomon's prayer at the

again unto the land which thou gavest unto
their fathers.

35 H "= When lieaven is shut up, and there
is no rain, because they have sinned against
thee ; if they pray toward this place, and
confess thy name, and turn from their sin,
when thou afflictest them :

3G Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive
the sin of thy servants, and of thy people
Israel, that thou ^ teach them «the good
way wherein they should walk, and give
rain upon thy land, which thou hast given
to thy people for an inheritance.

37 iff If there be in the land famine, if
there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust,
or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy be-
siege them in tlie land of their || cities, what-
soever plague, whatsoever sickness there be ;

38 What prayer and supplication soever be
made by any man, or by all thy people Israel,
which shall know every man the plague of his
own heart, and spread forth his hands toward
this house :

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwell-
ing-place, and forgive, and do, and give
to every man according to his ways, whose
heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou
only, s knowest the hearts of all the children
of men ;)

40 ''That they may fear thee all the days
that they live in the land which thou gavest
unto our fathers.

41 Moreover, concerning a stranger, that
is not of thy people Israel, but coraeth out of
a far country for thy name's sake ;

42 (For they shall hear of thy great name,
and of thy 'strong hand, and of thy stretch-
ed-out arm ;) when he shall come and pray
toward this house ;

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-
place, and do according to all that the
stranger calleth to thee for: ''that all people
of the earth may know thy name, to ' fear
thee, as do thy people Israel ; and that they
may know that fthis house which I have
builded is called by thy name.

44 IF If thy people go out to battle against
their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send
them, and shall pray unto the Lord f to-
ward the city which thou hast chosen, and
toward the house that I have built for thy
name :

45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer
and their supplication, and maintain their
II cause.

46 If they sin against thee, (""for there is
no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry
with them, and deliver them to the enemy,
so that they carry them away captives "unto
the land of the enemy, far or near :




_ KK)4.

c Lov. 26.


Dout 28. Kl.

d Ts. 25. 4.
& 27. 11. &
94. 12. &
143. a
e 1 Sam. 12.

r Lov. 2R.

Ifi. 25. 20.

Dcut. 28. 21,

22, 27, 38,

42. ,'.2.

2 Cliron. 20.


U Or, . .


fl Sam.
6. 7.

1 Cliron. 38.

Ps. 11. 4.
Jer. 17. 10.
Acta 1. 24.
h Ps. 130. 4.

k 1 Sam.

17. 46.

2 Kings 19,


Pa. 67. 2.

I Pa. 102. IS.

name is
called upon
this house.

t Hell. eAe
map of the

II Or, Hehl.

m 2 Chron.

6. 36.

Prov. 20. 9.


James 3. 2.

1 John 1.

8, 10.

n Lov. 26.

34 44






o Lev. 26.


t Heb. hrin^

hack to thetr


p Noh. 1. 6.

Pa. 106. 6.

Dan. 9. 5.

g Jer. 29.
13, 13, 14.

r Dan. 6. 10.

I Or, right.

t Ezra 7. 6.
Ps. 106. 46.

t Deut. 9.


Neh. 1. 10.

u Deut. 4.


Jer. 11. 4.

I Eiod. 19.


Deut. 9. 26,

29. & 14. 2.

r 2 Sam. 6.

7. Deut IS.


Josh. 21. 45.

& 2.3. 14.



a Deut. 31.


Josh. 1. 5.

b Ps. 119.

dedication of the temple.

47 " Yet if they shall t bethink themselves
in the land whither they were carried cap-
tives, and repent, and make supplication
unto thee in the land of them that carried
them captives, p saying, We have sinned,
and have done perversely, we have com-
mitted wickedness ;

48 And so "i return unto thee with all their
heart, and with all their soul, in the land of
their enemies which led them away captive,
and 'pray unto thee toward their land, which
thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which
thou hast chosen, and the house which I have
built for thy name :

49 Then hear thou their prayer and their
supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place,
and maintain their || cause,

50 And forgive thy people that have sin-
ned against thee, and all their transgressions
wherein they have transgressed against thee,
and =give them compassion before them who
carried them captive, that they may have
compassion on them :

51 For 'they he thy people, and thine in-
heritance, whjch thou broughtest forth out
of Egyp't, "from the midst of the furnace
of iron :

52 That thine eyes may be open unto the
supplication of thy servant, and unto the
supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken
unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

53 For thou didst separate them from
among all the people of the earth, to he
thine inheritance, ''as thou spakest by the
hand of Moses thy servant, when thou
broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O
Lord God.

54 And it was so, that when Solomon
had made an end of praying all this prayer
and supplication unto the Lord, he arose
from before the altar of the Lord, from
kneeling on his knees with his hands spread
up to heaven.

55 And he stood ^and blessed all the
congregation of Israel with a loud voice,

56 Blessed he the Lord, that hath given
rest unto his people Israel, according to all
that he promised: ''there hath not f failed
one word of all his good promise, which he
promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

57 The Lord our God be with us, as he
was with our fathers : "let him not leave us,
nor forsake us :

58 That he may ''incline our hearts unto
him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep
his commandments, and his statutes, and
his judgments, which he commanded our

fathers. , .,, »

59 And let these my words wherewith 1


Solomon's sacrifice of peace-offerings.

have made supplication before the Lord, be
mgh unto the Lord our God day and night,
that he maintain the cause of his servant,
and the cause of his people Israel tat all
times, as the matter shall require :

60 "That all the people of the earth may
know that ""the Lord is God, and that there
is none else.

61 Let your « heart therefore be perfect
with the Lord our God, to walk in his
statutes, and to keep his commandments,
as at this day.

62 1 And hhe king, and all Israel with
him, offered sacrifice before the Lord.

63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of
peace-offerings, which he offered unto the
Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, and
an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So
the king and all the children of Israel dedi-
cated the house of the Lord.

64 eThe same day did the king hallow
the middle of the court that was before the
house of the Lord : for there he offered
burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, and the
fat of the peace-offerings : because ''the brazen
altar that was before the Lord was too little
to receive the burnt-offerings, and meat-offer-
ings, and the fat of the peace-offerings.

65 And at that time Solomon held 'a
, feast, and all Israel with him, a great con-
gregation, from ^ the entering in of Hamath
unto 'the river of Egypt, before the Lord
our God, "seven days and seven days, even
fourteen days.

66 °0n the eighth day he sent the people
away : and they || blessed the king, and went
unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for
all the goodness that the Lord had done for
David his servant, and for Israel his people.


1 God's covenant in a vision with Solomon. 10 The
mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram. 15 In Solo-
mon's works the Gentiles were his bo7idmen, the Israel-
ites honourable servants. 24 Pharaoh's daughter
removeth to her house. 25 Solomo?i's yearly solemn
sacrifices. 26 His navyfctcheth gold from Ophir.

AND "it came to pass, when Solomon
had finished the building of the house
of the Lord, ''and the king's house, and "^all
Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

2 That the Lord appeared to. Solomon
the second time, ""as he had appeared unto
him at Gibeon.

3 And the Lord said unto him, •=! have
heard thy prayer and thy supplication that
thou hast made before me : I have hallowed
this house, which thou hast built, '"to put
my name there for ever; ?and mine eyes
and mine heart shallbe there perpetually.

4 And if thou wilt ''walk before me, 'as




T Hcb. tht
thing of a
day in his

c Josh. 4.

1 Sam. 17.

3 Kings 19.


d Deut. 4.

35, 39.

ech. 11. 4.

& 1.;. 3, 14.

2 Kines 20.

r 2 Chron.
7. 4, &c.

2 Chron.

: 7.

h 2 Chron.
4. 1.

k Numb.

Josh. 13. 5.
JuJs. 3. 3.
2 Kines 14.

I Gen. 1.5. 18.
Numb. 34. 5.
m 2 Chron.
7. 8.

n 2 Chron.
7. 9, 10.

II Or,

about 092.
a 2 Chron.
7. l],ic.

b ch. 7. 1.
c 2Cliron.

d ch. 3. 5.

2 Kings
20. 5.
Pa. 10. 17.

f ch. 8. 29.

B Dout. II.


h Ocn. 17. 1.

i ch. 11.4,

6, 38. t H.

8. k. IS. 5.


about 992.

k 2 Sam. 7.

12, 16.

ch.2. 4. &

6. 12.

1 Chron. 22.


Pb. 132. 12.

1 2 Sam. 7.

2 Cliron. 7.
19, 20.
P«. 89. 30,

m Deut. 4.


2 Kings 17.

23. & 25. 21.

o Deut 28.


Ps. 44. 14.

p 2 Chron.
7. 21.

g Deut. 29.
24, 25. 28.
Jer. 22. 8, 9.

r ch. 6. 37,

38. & 7. 1.
2 Chron. 8.

s 2 Chron.

8. 2.

t Heb. iBcre
not right in
his eyes.

t Josh. 19.


II That is,


or, dirty.

u ch. 5. 13.

X ver. 24.
2 Sam. 5. 9.
y Josh. 19.

z Josh. 17.

about 992.
a Josh. 16.

Judg. 1. 29.
b Josh. 16.

about 1014.
c Josh. 16.
3. &2I.22.
2 Chron. S.

God's covenant with Solomon.

David thy father walked, in integrity of
heart, and in uprightness, to do according to
all that I have commanded thee, and wilt
keep my statutes and my judgments :

5 Then I will establish the throne of thy
kingdom upon Israel for ever, ''as I promised
to David thy father, saying, There shall not
fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 ^But if ye shall at all turn from follow-
ing me, ye or your children, and will not
keep my commandments and my statutes
which I have set before you, but go and
serve other gods, and worship them :

7 ""Then will I cut off Israel out of the land
which I have given them; and this house
which I have hallowed "for my name, will I
cast out of my^ight; "and Israel shall be a
proverb and a by-word among all people :

8 And P at this house, which is high, every
one that passeth by it shall be astonished
and shall hiss ; and they shall say, ^ Why
hath the Lord done thus unto this land,
and to this house ?

9 And they shall answer. Because they
forsook the Lord their God, who brought
forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt,
and have taken hold upon other gods, and
have worshipped them, and served them :
therefore hath the Lord brought upon them
all this evil.

10 IT And "^it came to pass at the end of
twenty years, when Solomon had built the
two houses, the house of the Lord, and
the king's house,

11 (J Now Hiram the king of Tyre had
furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-
trees, and with gold, according to all his
desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram
twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see
the cities which Solomon had given him; and
they t pleased him not.

13 And he said. What cities are these
which thou hast given me, my brother ?
'And he called them the land of || Cabul
unto this day.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore
talents of gold.

15 IT And this is the reason of "the levy
which king Solomon raised ; for to build the
house of the Lord, and his own house, and
"Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and ^Ha-
zor, and ^Megiddo, and *Gezer.

IS For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone
up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire,
I" and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the
city, and given it for a present unto his
daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and "Beth-
horon the nether,


SolomorCs yearly solemn sacrifices.

18 And ^Baalath, and Tadmor in the wil-
derness, in the land,

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon
had, and cities for *his chariots, and cities
for his horsemen, and f that which Solomon
'desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Le-
banon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 * And all the people tliat were left of
the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites,
and Jebusites, which were not of the children
of Israel,

21 Their children ""that were left after
them in the land, 'whom the children of
Israel also were not able utterly to destroy,
''upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of
•bond-service unto this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solo-
mon "make no bond-men : but they were men
of war, and his servants, and his princes, and

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