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Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I
shall "give thee.

8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast
shewed great mercy unto David my father,
And hast made me 'to reign in his stead.

9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto
David my father be established : ™ for thou
hast made me king over a people t like the
dust of the earth in multitude.

10 ° Give me now wisdom and knowledge,
that I may " go out and come in before this
people : for who can judge this thy people,
that is so great ?

11 pAnd God said to Solomon, Because
this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked
riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of
thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long
life ; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge
for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people,
over whom I have made thee king :

12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted
unto thee ; and I will give thee riches, and
wealth, and honour, such as "inone of the
kings have had that have been before thee,
neither shall there any after thee have the

13 IF Then Solomon came from his journey
to the high place that was at Gibeon to Je-
rusalem, from before the tabernacle of the
congregation, and reigned over Israel.

14 'And Solomon gathered chariots and
horsemen : and he had a thousand and four
hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horse-
men, which he placed in the chariot-cities,
and with the king at Jerusalem.

15 «And the king fmade silver and gold
at Jerusalem as plenteous a.s stones, and cedar-
trees made he as the sycamore-trees that are
in the vale, for abundance.

16 'And t Solomon haid horses brought out
of Egypt, and linen yarn : the king's mer-
chants received the hnen yarn at a price.

17 And they fetched up, and brought
ibrth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred



f I Sam. 6.
2, 17.

1 Cliron. 15.

ff Exod. 27.

I. 2. Sl X.

1, 2.

h Exod. 31.


II Or, was


t 1 Kings

k 1 Kings
3. 5, 6.

1 1 Cliron.
28. 5.

m 1 Kings
3. 7, 8.
t Hcb.
muck as ike
dust of tjte

n 1 Kings


Numb. 27.


Deut 31. 2.

p 1 Kings 3.
11, 12, 13.

1 CTiron.
_: 25.
cli. 9. 22.
Eccles. 2. 9.


r 1 Kinsg. 4.
20. & 10.
2n, &c.
cli. 9. 25.

s 1 Kings
ID. 27.
oh. 9. 27.
.lob 22. 24.
I Hob. gave.

t 1 Kings
10. 28, 29.
ch. 9. 28.
t Heb. tlie
goivs forth
of the horses
which was



T Hcb. by
t/ieir hand.

a 1 Kings

b 1 Kings 5.


vor. 18.

11 Or,
1 Kings 5.1.
c 1 Cbron.
14. 1.

e Exod. 30.


t Hcb.

inc'-nse of


Lev. 24. 8.
g Numb. 28.
3, 9, 11.

h Ps. 135. 5.

i 1 Kings
8. 27.
cb. 6. 18.
Isai. 66. 1.
t Hob. haOi
retained, or,

t Hcb.

to grave

k 1 Cbron.
22. 15.

1 1 Kings 5.

II, Of. .
1 Kings 10.

t Heb.

great and
m 1 Kings
5. 11.

His embassage to Hur am.

shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred
and fifty : and so brought they out horses for
all the kings of the Hittites, and for the
kings of Syria, fby their means.


1, 17 Solomon's labourers for the luildin^ of the temple.
3 His embassage to Hur am for workmen and provision
of stuff. 11 Huram sendeth him a kind answer.

AND Solomon "determined to build an
house for the name of the Lord, and
an house for his kingdom.

2 And •> Solomon told out threescore and
ten thousand men to bear burdens, and four-
score thousand to hew in the mountain, and
three thousand and six hundred to oversee

3 If And Solomon sent to || Huram the
king of Tyre, saying, «As thou didst deal
with David my father, and didst send him
cedars to build him anhouse to dwell therein,
eve7i so deal with me.

4 Behold, *■ I build an house to the name
of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him,
and " to burn before him f sweet incense,
and for ''the continual shew-bread, and for
sthe 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

5 And the house which I build is great :
for '' great is our God above all gods.

6 ' But who t is able to build him an house,
seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens
cannot contain him 1 who am I then that I
should buildhim anhouse, save only to burn
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 f to grave with the
cunning men that are with me in Judah
and in Jerusalem, ''whom David my father
did provide.

8 ' Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and
II algum-trees out of Lebanon : (for I know
that thy servants can skill to cut timber in
Lebanon ;) and behold, my servants shall he
with thy servants,

9 Even to prepare me timber in abun-
dance : for the house which I am about to
build shall he f wonderful great.

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 IF Then Huram the king of Tyre an-
swered in writing, which he sent to Solomon,


Huram sendeth him a kind answer.

"Because the Lord hath loved his people, he
hath made thee king over them.

12 Hm-am said moreover, "Blessed be the
Lord God of Israel, Pthat made heaven and
earth, who hath given to David the king a
wise son, t endued with prudence and under-
standing, that might build an house for the
Lord, and an house for his kingdom.

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

14 "5 The son of a woman of the daugh-'
ters 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 grav-
ing, 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

15 Now therefore the wheat, and the
barley, the oil, and the wine which "'my
lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his
servants ;

16 =And we will cut wood out of Leba-
non, t as much as thou shalt need : and we
will bring it to thee in floats by sea to
t Joppa ; and thou shalt carry it up to Jeru-

17 1[*And Solomon numbered all fthe
strangers that were in the latid of Israel, after
the numbering wherewith "David his father
had numbered them; and they were found an
hundred and fifty thousand and three thou-
sand and six hundred.

18 And he set ^threescore and ten thou-
sand of them to be bearers of burdens, and
fourscore thousand to be hewers in the moun-
tain, and three thousand and six hundred
overseers to set the people a-work.

CHAP. m.

1 The place, and time of building- the temple. 3 The
measure and ornaments of the house. 11 The cheru-
bims. 14 The vail and pillars.

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 prepared in the threshing-floor of " \\ Or-
nan the Jebusite.

2 And he began to build in the second
day of the second month, in the fourth year
of his reign.

3 IT Now these are the things ^wherein
Solomon was t instructed for the building of
the house of God. The length by cubits
after the first measure was threescore cubits,
and the breadth twenty cubits.

4 And the « porch that was in the front of




n 1 Kings
ch. 9. 8.

i KillffB


p Gen. 1. &.

P's. 3.1. 6. &

102. 2ii..&
124. 8. &
136. 5, 6.
Acta 4. 24.
& 14. 1!).
Rtiv. 10. 6.
t Hob.
and under-

1 Kingfl
13, ll.

r ver. 10.

s 1 Kings 5.
t Heb.
occordiTig to
all thy need,

Josh. W. 45.
Acta 9. 36.

t As ver. 2.
1 Kings 5.
13. 15, 16. &
9. SM, 21.
ch. 8. 7, 8.
T Heb.
ike men the
u 1 Chron.

X As it is
ver. 2.

a 1 Kings
6. 1, &c,.
b Gon. SS.
2, 14.
II Or,

■which was
seen of
David his
c 1 <^hrnn.
21. 18. & 22.

2 Sam. 24.

d 1 Kings
t Heb.

e i Kings




f 1 Kings
6. 17.

t Hob.

e 1 Kings
6. 23, &c.
II Or,
Cas somo
tliinii) of

II Or,

toward the


h Exod. 26.


Matt 27. 51,

Hebr. 9. 3.

t Heb.

caused to


i 1 Kings

7. 15,-21.

Jer. 52. 21.

t Heb.


k 1 Kings

7. 20.

I 1 Kinga

li Tliat is,
he shall es-
\\ That IB,
in it is

The dimensions, S^c, of the temple.

tne house, the 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 ceiled with
fir-tree, which he overlaid with fine gold,
and set thereon palm-trees and chains.

6 And he f garnished the house with pre-
cious stones for 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 che-
rubims on the walls.

8 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.

10 ff And in the most holy house he made
two cherubims || of image-work, and overlaid
them with gold.

11 IT And the wings of the cherubims were
twenty cubits long: one wing of the one
cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall
of the house : and the other wing was like-
wise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the
other cherub.

12 And one wing of the other cherub was
five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house :
and the other wing was five cubits also, join-
ing to the wing of the other cherub.

13 The wings of these cherubims spread
themselves forth twenty cubits : and they
stood on their feet, and their faces were
|] inward.

14 IF And he made the ^ vail of blue, and
purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and
t wrought cherubims thereon.

15 Also he made before the house 'two
pillars of thirty and five cubits thigh, and
the chapiter that was on the top of each of
them was five cubits.

16 And he made chains, as in the oracle,
and put them on the heads of the pillars ; and
made ''an hundred pomegranates, and put
them on the chains.

17 And he 'reared up the pillars before
the temple, one on the right hand, and the
other on the left; and called the name of
that on the right hand || Jachin, and the name
of that on the left |1 Boaz.


1 The altar of brass. 2 The molten sea upon tweloe oxen.
6 The ten lavers, candlesticks, and tables, 9 The courts,
and the instruments of brass. 19 The instruments o)


^ 399

The altar of brass, molten sea, Sfc.


The dedicated treasures.

MOREOVER he made ~an altar of brass,
twenty cubits the length thereof, and
twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten
cubits the height thereof.

2 11^ Also he made a molten sea of ten
cubits tfrom brim to brim, round in com-
pass, and five cubits the height thereof; and
a hne of thirty cubits did compass it round

3 <= And under it was the similitude of
oxen, which did compass it round about :
ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round
about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when
it was cast.

4 It stood upon 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 above upon them, and all their
hinder parts were inward.

5 And the thickness of it was an hand-
breadth, and the brim of it like the work of
the brim of a cup, || with flowers of lilies ;
and it received and held "^ three thousand

6 HHe 'made also <=ten laver^, and put
five on the right hand, and five on the left,
to wash in them : t such things as they
offered for the burnt-offering they washed
in them; but the sea was for the priests to
wash in.

7 ""And he made ten candlesticks of gold
s according to their form, and set them in the
temple, five on the right hand, and five on the

8 ^He made also ten tables, and placed
them in the temple, five on the right side, and
five on the left. And he made an hundred
II basins of gold.

9 IT Furthermore 'he made the court of
the priests, and the great court, and doors
for the court, and overlaid the doors of them
with brass.

10 And ''he set the sea on the right side
of the east end, over against the south.

11 And ' Huram made the pots, and
the shovels, and the || basins. And Huram
t finished the work that he was to make for
king Solomon for the house of God;

12 To wit, the two pillars, and ""the pom-
mels, and the chapiters which were on the
top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths
to cover the two pommels of the chapiters
which were on the top of the pillars ;

1.3 And "four hundred pomegranates on
the two wreaths ; two rows of pomegranates
on' each wreath, to cover the two pommels of
the chapiters which were fupon the pillars.

14 He made also "bases, and ||laversmade
he upon the bases;




a Exod. 27.


2 Kings 16.




b 1 Kings

7. 23.

t Heb.

from Ids

brim to liia


c 1 Kings

7. 24, id, 26

11 Or,

liks a till/


i\ See

I Kings 7.


] Kings

7. 38.

t Hob.

tkc work of


r 1 Kings

7. 4!).

g E.xnil. 25.

31, 40.

1 Cliron. 28.

12, lU.

h I Kings


II Or,
i 1 King
6. 36.

k 1 Kings
7. 39.

1 Seo

I Kings 7.


t Heb.
fmi.'ilicd to

m 1 Kings


n See

1 Kings 7.


t Hob.

upon the


o 1 Kings

7. 27. 4X

II Or,





?1 Kings
. 14, 45!
t Heb.
made bright,
or, scoured.
q llCings
t Hob.
of the
T 1 Kings

B 1 Kings
7. 48, 49, 50.

t Eitod. 25.

u Eiod. 27.
20, 21.

X Exod. 25.
31, &c.
t Heb.
of gold.

II Or,

a 1 Kings

I 1 Kings
8. 1, &o

c 2 Sam. 6.

d 1 Kings


e See cb. 7.

8, 9, 10.

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the
flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did
p Huram his father make to king Sotomon
for the house of the Lord, of t bright brass.

17 1 1n the plain of Jordan did the king
cast them, in the t clay ground between Suc-
coth and Zeredathah.

18 ^Thus Solomon made all these vessels
in great abundance : for the weight of the
brass could not be found out.

19 II And ^Solomon made all the vessels
that were for the house of God, the golden
altar also, and the tables whereon *the shew-
bread was set ;

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their
lamps, that they should burn "after the
manner before the oracle, of pure gold ;

21 And ^the flowers, and the lamps, and
the tongs, made he o/"gold, and that t perfect
gold ;

22 And the snuffers, and the || basins, and
the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold :
and the entry of the house, the inner doors
thereof for the most holy place, and the
doors of the house of the temple, were of


1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The solemn induction of
the ark into the oracle. 11 God being praised giveth
a visible sig7i of his favovr.

THUS " all the work that Solomon made
for the house of the Lord was finished :
and Solomon brought in all the things that
David his father had dedicated ; and the sil-
ver, and the gold, and all the instruments,
put he among the treasures of the house ol

2 II '' Then Solomon assembled the elders
of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the
chief of the fathers of the children of Israel,
unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the
covenant of the Lord "^ out of the city of
David, which is Zion.

3 ''Wherefore all the men of Israel as-
sembled themselves unto the king «in the
feast which was in the seventh month.

4 And all the elders of Israel came ; and
the Levites took up the ark.

5 And they brought up the ark, and the
tabernacle of the congregation, and all the
holy vessels that were in the tabernacle,
these did the priests and the Levites. bring

6 Also king Solomon, and all the congre-
gation of Israel that were assembled unto
him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and
oxen, which could not be told nor numbered
for multitude.

7 And the priests brought in the ark of


God giveth a sign of his favour.

the covenant of the Lord unto his place, to
the oracle of the house, into the most holy
place, even under the wings of the cherubims :

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

9 And they drew out the staves of the ark,
that the ends of the staves were seen from
the ark before the oracle ; but they were not
seen without. And |1 there it is unto this

10 There was nothing in the ark save the
two tables which Moses '"put therein at
Horeb, || when the Lord made a covenant
with the children of Israel, when they came
out of Egypt.

1 1 IT And it came to pass, when the priests
were come out of the holy place, (for all
the priests that were f present were sanctified,
and did not then wait by course :

12 sAlso the Levites which were the
singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of
Jeduthun, with their sons and their bre-
thren; heing arrayed in white linen, having
cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at
the east end of the altar, ''and withtheman
hundred and twenty priests sounding with
trumpets :)

13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters
and singers loere as one, to make one sound
to be heard in praising and thanking the
Lord ; and when they lifted up their voice
with the trumpets and cymbals and instru-
ments of music, and praised the Lord,
saying, ' For he is good ; for his mercy en-
dureth for ever : that then the house was
filled with a cloud, even the house of the
Lord ;

14 So that the priests could not stand to
minister by reason of the cloud : ^ for the
glory of the Lord had filled the house of


1 Solomon, having blessed the •people, blesieth God.
12 Solomon's prayer upon the brazen scaffold at the
consecration of the temple.

THEN ^said Solomon, The Lord hath
said that he would dwell in the ^ thick

2 But I have built an house of habitation
for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for

3 And the king turned his face, and
blessed the whole congregation of Israel :
and all the congregation of Israel stood.

4 And he said. Blessed he the Lord God
of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled
that which he spake with his mouth to my
father David, saying,






II Or. thev
are tlicrc, ns
1 Kings a 8.

f Dent. 10.
ch. 6. 11.
II Or, wkera

t Heb.


1 Cliron.

h 1 Chron.
15. 24.

i Pa. ino.
See 1 Cliron.
IB. 34, 41.

k Exod.40.



1 Kings
12, &c.
Lev. ie.2.




d 1 Chron.


e 2 Sam. 7.


1 Chron. 17.

1 &!i8.2.

e 1 Kings 8.

t Heb. the
Imstk VuTC'
of, S,-c.

h Exod. 15.

Deut. 4. 39.
&7. 9.

i 1 Chron.
22. 9.

k 2 Sam. 7.
J2. 16.
1 KinEs2.4.
& 6. 12.
ch. 7. IS.
t Heb. Tlure
shaU not a
man be cut

f Pa. 132. 12.

Solomon blesseth God.

5 Since the day that I brought forth my
people out of the land of Egypt I chose no
city among all the tribes of Israel to build
an house in, that my name might be there ;
neither chose I any man to be a ruler over
my people Israel :

6 "But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my
name might be there; and ^have chosen
David to be over my people Israel.

7 Now "it was in the heart of David my
father to build an house for tlie name of the
Lord God of Israel ;

8 But the Lord said to David my father.
Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an
house for my name, thou didst well in that it
was in thine heart :

9 Notwithstanding, thou shaltnot build Ihe
house ; but thy son which shall come forth
out of thy loins, he shall build the house for
my name.

10 The Lord therefore hath performed-
his word that he hath spoken : for I am risen
up in the room of David my father, and am
set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord pro-
mised, and have built the house for the name
of the Lord God of Israel.

11 And in it have I put the ark, ''wherein
is the covenant of the Lord, that he made
with the children of Israel.

12 IF ff And he stood before the altar of the
Lord in the presence of all the congregation
of Israel, and spread forth his hands :

13 (For Solomon had made a brazen scaf-
fold, of five cubits tlong, and five cubits
broad, and three cubits high, and had set it
in the midst of the court : and upon it he
stood, and kneeled down upon his knees
before all the congregation of Israel, and
spread forth his hands toward heaven,)

14 And said, O Lord God of Israel,
^ there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor
in the earth ; which keepest covenant, and
shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk
before thee with all their hearts :

15 'Thou which hast kept with thy servant
David my father that which thou hast pro-
mised him ; and spakest with thy mouth, and
hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this

16 Now therefore, O Lord God of Israel,
keep with thy servant David my father
that which thou hast promised him, saying,
^ t There shall not fail thee a man in my
sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; 'yet
so that thy children take heed to their way
to walk in my law, as thou hast walked be-
fore me.

17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let
thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken
unto thy servant David.


Solomon's prayer at the


consecration of the temple.

18 But will God in very deed dwell with
men on the earth? ""Behold, heaven and
the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee ;
how much less this house which I have
built !

19 Have respect therefore to the prayer
of thy servant, and to his supplication, O
Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and
the prayer which thy servant prayeth before
thee :

20 That thine eyes may be open upon this
house day and night, upon the place whereof
thou hast said, that thou wouldest put thy
name there; to hearken unto the prayer
which thy servant prayeth || toward this

21 Hearken therefore unto the suppli-
cations of thy servant, and of thy people
Israel, which they shall f make toward this
place : hear thou from thy dwelling-place,
even from heaven ; and when thou hearest,

22 IF If a man sin against his neighbour,
t and an oath be laid upon him to make him
swear, and the oath come before thine altar
in this house ;

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do,
and judge thy servants, by requiting the
wicked, by recompensing his way upon his
own head : and by justifying the righteous,
by giving him according to his righteous-

24 11 And if thy people Israel || be put to
the worse before the enemy, because they
have sinned against thee ; and shall return
and confess thy name, and pray and make
supplication before thee || in this house ;

25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and
forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and
bring them again unto the land which thou
gavest to them and to their fathers.

26 IT When the "heaven is shut up, and
there is no rain, because theyne such seen
before in the land of Judah.

12 And king Solomon gave to the queen
of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked,
besides that which she had brought unto the
king. So she turned, and went away to her
Own land, she and her servants.

13 H Now the weight of gold that came
to Solomon in one year was six hundred and
threescore and six. talents of gold;

14 Besides that which chapmen and mer-
chants brought. And all the kings of Ara-
bia and II governors of the country brought
gold and silver to Solomon.

15 IT And king Solomon made two hundred
targets o/" beaten gold : six hundred shekels of

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