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Solomon's wisdom. mandment m that I have charged B. C. 1014. (tween good and bad : for who is thee with?

able to judge this thy so great a 44 The king said said moreover to m Ec.8.2.


10 And the speech pleased the Shimei, Thou knowest all the n 28a, 16.5-8. wickedness n which thine heart is Rom.2.15. (LORD, that Solomon had asked this privy to, that thou didst to David

Eze, 17.19. my father: therefore o the LORD

11 And God said unto him, Be

Ps.72.17. shall return thy wickedness upon

cause y thou hast asked this thing,

q ver.33,34. thine own head;

and hast not asked for thyself 3 long

2Ch.11. 45 And king Solomon shall be 8 CHAP, 3.) life; neither hast asked riches for blessed, and ở the throne of David a ch.7.8. thyself, nor hæst asked the life of shall be established before the 9.24. thine enemies; but hast asked for LORD for ever.

B2S 1.5,7, thyself understanding to 4 discern 46 So the king commanded Be- c ch.7.1. judgment; naiah the son of Jehoiada ; which d 12 Behold, I have done z accordwent out and fell upon him, that e ch.9.15, 19. ing to thy ords: lo, I have given he died. And r the kingdom was ch.22.43. thee a wise and an understanding established in the hand of Solomon.

Lev.17.3,5. heart; so a that there was none CHAPTER III.

& De.30.36,

like thee before thee, neither after Solomon's judgment between the two


thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Ps.31.23. harlots maketh him renowned. Mat.22.37.

13 And I have also given thee A Da Solomon made affinity with

Rom.8.28. that b which thou hast not asked, Pharaoh king of Egypt, and a n ver.6,14.

both riches,c and honour: so that. took Pharaoh's

daughter, and Jno. 14.15, there 5 shall not be any among the brought her into the city b of Da

21. kings like unto thee all thy days. vid, until he had made an end of ci 2Ch.1.3,&c. 14. And if thou wilt walk in my building his own house, and a thek 1 Ch.16.39. ways, to keep my statutes and my house of the Lord, and the wall e

ch.9.2. commandments, as thy father Daof Jerusalem round about.

m Nu.12.6.

vid did walk, then I will lengthen e 2 Only f the people sacrificed in

Mat, 1.20 thy days. high places, because there was no

n Mat.7.7.

15 And Solomon awoke; and, behouse built unto the name of the or, bounty. came to Jerusalem, and stood be.

Jno. 16.24. hold, it was a dream.' And he LORD, until those days. 3 And Solomon loved g the LORD,


fore the ark of the covenant of the walking in the statutes h of David 15.5. LORD, and offered up burnt-offerhis father: only he sacrificed and P 2K1.20.3.

ings, and offered peace-offerings, burat incense in high places.

Ps. 15.2. and made a feast f to all his ser4 And the king went to Gibeon ich, 1.48. vants. to sacrifice there; for that k was r 1 Ch.29.1. 16 T Then came there two WOthe great high place: a thousand s Ps. 121.8. men, that were harlots, unto the bumt-offerings did Solomon offer

t Deut. 7.6. king, and stood before s him, upon that altar.

u Go, 13.16.

17 And the one woman said, O my 5 Tin Gibeon the LORD appear

2 hearing.

lord, I and this woman dwell in ed l to Solomon in a dream m by

v Pr.2.3-9,

one house, and I was delivered of night: and God said, Ask n what I shall give thee.

a child with her in the house.
w Ps.72.1,2.
Jno.5 30.

18 And it came to pass the third 6 And Solomon said, Thou hast x Heb.5.14.

day after that I was delivered, that showed unto thy servant David my

this woman was delivered also : father great i mercy, according as

and we were together, there was he walked o before thee in truth, y Rom.8.26. no stranger with us in the house, and in righteousness, and in up


save we two in the house. nghtness p of heart with thee; and

3 many days.

19 And this woman's child died in

4 hear thon hast kept for him this great Un0.5.14.

the night; because she overlaid it. kindness, thai thou hast given him a ch.4.29-31.

20 And she arose at midnight, n a song to sit on his throne, as it is 5.12.

and took my son m

10.23,24. while thine handmaid slept, and 7 And now, O LORD my God, thou Ec.1.13.16. laid it in her bosom, and laid her hast made thy servant king instead 6 Mat.6.33. dead child in my bosom. of David my father: and I am but Ep.3.10. 21 And when I rose in the morna little child : r I know not how to ch.4.21,24. ing to give my child suck, behold. 808 out or come in.


it was dead: but when I had con8 And thy servant is in the midst d ch, 10:23-29. sidered it in the morning,

behold, 5

it was not my son, which I did bear. not been.

22 And the other woman said, chosen, t a great people, that can- e De.25.15. not beu numbered nor counted for

Nay; but the living is my son, and

the dead is thy son. And this said. molhtude.

No, but the dead is thy son, and 9 Give therefore thy servant an h Job 24.16. understanding v heart to judge w Ps. 139.11. the living is my son. Thus they

spake before the king. thy people, that I may discernz be



eside me,

this day.

way thy people which thou hast 5 or, hath

f ch.8.65. g Nu.27.2

Soal Israel.


Solomon's officers

of provision. 23 Theri said the king, The one B. C. 1014. do, and all Beth-shean, which is saith, This is my son that liveth,

by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from and thy sou is the dead : and the i Ge.43.30. Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, even other saith, Nay; but thy son is Is.49.15. unto the place that is beyond Jokthe dead, and my son is the living. Jer.31.20. neam:

24 And the king said, Bring me a Ho, 11.8. 13 9 The son of Geber in Ramothsword. And they brought a sword 6 were hot. gilead; to him pertained the towns before the king.

ofd Jair the son of Manasseh,

7 the midst 25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to

of him.

which are in Gilead; to him also

pertained the region of e Argob, the one, and half to the other. k Ps.72.2,4.

which is in Bashan, threescore 26 Then spake the woman whose (CHAP. 4.) great cities with walls and brazen the living child was unto the king,

bars : (for i her bowels 6 vearned upon 1 or, the chief 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had her son,) and she said, O my lord, officer.

10 Mahanaim: give her the living child, and in no 2 or, secre. 15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he wise slay it. But the other said, taries. also took Basmath the daughter of Let it be neither mine nor thine,

a 2Sa.20.24.

Solomon to wife: but divide it.

16 Baanah the son of Hushai was

3 or, remem. 27 Then the king answered and


in Asher and in Aloth. said, Give her the living child, and

17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah in no wise slay it: she is the mo- b ch.2.27,35. in Issachar: ther thereof.

c iCh.27.33. 18 Shimei the son of Elah in Ben28 And all Israel heard of the 4 or, levy, jamin: judgment which the king had

ch.5, 14.

19 Geber the son of Uri was in the judged; and they leared the king 5 or, Benhur. country of Gilead, in the country for they saw that the wisdom of

of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and

6 God was in 7 him, to do k judgment. or, Bende- of Og king of Bashan; and he was CHAPTER IV.


the only officer which was in the 1 Solomon's princes. 7. His twelve 7 or, Benhe- land. Qfficers for provision.


20 T Judah and Israel were many, O king Solomon was king over

or, Benabi.

f as the sand which is by the sea in

nadab. multitude, eating g and drinking, 2 And these were the princes

and making merry. which he had; Azariah the son of

21 And Solomon reigned h over Zadok 1 the priest,

all kingdoms from the river unto 3 Elihorepli and Ahiah, the sonsor, Benge- the land of the Philistines, and unto of Shisha, 2 scribes; Jehoshaphat a


the border of Egypt: they brought the son of Ahilud, the 3 recorder. d Nu.32.41. presents, i and served Solomon all 4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoia

e De.3.4,8.

ihe days of his life. da was over the host; and Zadok

22 T And Solomon's 11 provision and Abiathar b were the priests: 10 or, to Ma- for one day was thirty 12 measures 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan


of fine flour, and threescore meawas over the officers; and Zabud fch.3.8. sures of meal, the son of Nathan was principal Ge. 22. 17. 23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen officer, and the king's c friend : Pr.14.28. out of the pastures, and an hundred 6 And Ahishar was over the house

sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, hold: and Adoniram the son of 8 Ec.2.24.

and fallow deer, and fatted fowl. Abda was over the 4 tribute.

h 2Ch.9.26, 24 For he had dominion over all 7 1 And Solomon had twelve offi

&c. the region on this side the river, cers over all Israel, which provided Ps.72.8-11, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over victuals for the king and his house

i 1Sa, 10.27.

all the kings on this side the river: hold: each man his month in a

Ps.68.29. and he had peace k on all sides year made provision.

round about him. 8 And these are their names : 11 bread.

25 And Judah and Israel dwelt 13 5 The son of Hur, in mount Eph- 12 cors. safely, I every man under m his raim:

vine and under his fig tree, from 96 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, k 1Ch.22.9. and in Shaalbim, and Beth-she- 13 confi

Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the

days of Solomon. mesh, and Elonbeth-hanan : 10 7 The son of Hesed, in Aru

26 And Solomon had forty thouboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and

sand stalls of horses ne for his cha1 Jer. 23.6.

riots, o and twelve thousand horseall the land of Ilepher.

m Mi.4.4.

men. 11 8 The son of Abinadab, in all Zec.3.10. the region of Dor; which had Ta

27 And those officers provided phath the daughter of Solomon to

n De. 17.16. victual for king Solomon, and for wife :


all that came unto king Solomon's 12 Baana the son of Ahilud; to


table, every man in his month: ivim pertained Taanach and Megid

they lacked nothing.

28 Barley also and straw for the 331

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Solomon's wisdom.

1 KINGS, V, VI. Number of his workmen.

7.1 And it came to pass, when horses and 14 dronedaries brought| B. C. 1014.

Hiram heard the words of Solomon, they unto the place where the off

and said,

Blessed be the LORD his charge.

or, swift 29 And God gave Solomon p beasts,

which hath given unto David a wise wisdom and understanding exceed- Es.8.14. son i over this great people. ing much, and largeness of heart, Mi.1.13. 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, even as the sand that is on the sea

saying, I have 3 considered the

p ch.3.12. shore.

things which thou sentest to me 30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled Inb 1.3.

for; and I will do all thy desire conthe wislom of all the children of Mat.2.1,16. cerning timber of cedar, and conthe g east country, and all r the

r Acts 7.22.

cerning timber of fir. wisdom of Egypt.

9 My servants shall bring them 31 For he was wiser than all men ;/s 1Ch.15.19. down from Lebanon unto the sea : than Ethan s the Ezrahite, and Ps.89, title. and I will convey them by sea in Heman, i and Chalcol, and Darda,

floats unto the place that thou shalt

IC3.2.6. the sons of Mahol: and his fame


4 appoint me, and will cause them was in all nations round about.

Ps.88, title.

to be discharged there, and thou 32 And he spake three thousand

shalt receive them : and thou shalt proverbs : u and his songs v were a u Pr.1,&c. accomplish my desire in k giving thousand and five.


food for my household. 33 And he spake of trees, from the v Ca. 1.1,&c.

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar Cedar tree that is in Lebanon even

trees and fir trees, according to all unto the hyssop that springeth out w 2Ch.9,1,23 his desire. of the wall: he spake also of beasts,

Is. 2.2,3.

11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenand of fowl, and of creeping things,


ty thousand 5 measures of wheat and of fishes, 34 And w there came of all peo

(CHAP. 5.)

for food to his household, and

twenty measures of pure oil: thus ple to hear the wisdom of Solomon,

a ver. 10.18.

gave Solomon to Hirain year by from all kings of the earth, which

2Ch.2.3, had heard of his wisdom.



12 And the LORD gave Solomon CHAPTER V.

B 2Sa.5. 11. wisdom as he promised l him: and Hurum sendeth to congratulate

Am. 1.9.

there was peace between Hiram Solomon.

c 1Ch.22.8.

and Solomon; and they two made

28.3. a league together. his servants unto Solomon;

13 And king Solomon raised a ftor he had heard that they had d Ps.72,7. 6 levy out of all Israel; and the anointed him king in the room of


levy was thirty thousand men. his father :) for b Hiram was ever a

14 And he sent them to Lebanon, lover of David.

e 2Ch.2.4,&c. ten thousand a month by courses: 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

If 2Sa.7.13.

a month they were in Lebanon, and

iCh.17.12. two months at home: and Adoni3 Thou knowest how that David

ramm was over the levy. my father could not build an house 2 say.

15 And Solomon had threescore unto the name of the LORD his God. g 1Cor, 12,14, and ten thousand that bare burfor the wars c which were about &c. dens,n and fourscore thousand hewhim on every side, until the LORD

ers o in the mountains ; put them under the soles of his feet.

16 Beside the chief of Solomon's 4 But now the Lord my God hath 1 Dan 2.21.

officers which were over the work, given me rest d on every side, so

three thousand and three hundred, that there is neither adversary nor i Pr. 13.1. which ruled over the people that evil occurrent.

wrought in the work.

heard. 5 And, behold, I 1 purpose to build

17 And the king coinmanded, and an house e unto the name of the 4 send. they brought great stones, costly Lold my God, as the LORD spakef Ezra 3.7.

stones, and hewed stones, to lay unto David my father, saying, Thy Eze.27.17.

the foundation of the house. son, whom I will set upon thy Acts 12.20

18 And Solomon's builders and throne in thy room, he shall build 5 cors.

Hiram's builders did hew them, and an house unto my name.

the 7 stonesquarers: so they preNow therefore command thou 1 ch.3.12.

pared timber and stones to build the that they hew me cedar trees out of 6 tribute of house. lebasson; and my servants shall be men,

CHAPTER VI. with thy servants: and unto thee mcb.4.6. The building of Solomon's temple. will I give hire for thy servants ac-nch.9.21. AS

ND it came to pass in the four

hundred and eightieth year cording to all that thou shalt 2 ap

after the children of Israel were point : for thon knowest that there o Jos.9.21. is not among us g any that can skill or, Gimites. come out of the land of Egypt, in

Eze 27.9. to hew timber like unto the Side

the fourth year of Solomon's reign

over Israel, in the month Zis, which 208.


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Building of the temple.


The cherubims. is the second month, that he 1 be- B. C. 1014. wood, and covered the floor of the gan to build the house of the LORD.

house with planks of fir. 2 And the house a which king So-1 built 16 And he built twenty cubits on lomon built for the Lord, the length a Eze.XL. the sides of the house, both the thereof was threescore cubits, and XLI. floor and the walls with boards of the breadth thereof twenty cubits, 2 or, window cedar: he even built them for it and the height thereof thirty cubits. broad within, even for the oracle, even for

3 And the porch before the temple within, and the h most holy place. of the house, twenty cubits was the narrow 17 And the house, that is, the temlength thereof, according to the without; ple before it, was forty cubits long. breadth of the house, and ten cu- or, skewed 18 And the cedar of the house bits was the breadth thereof before and closed. within was carved with 10 knops the house.

3 or, upon,or, and 11 open flowers; all was cedar; 4 And for the house he made 2 joining to.' there was no stone seen. windows of narrow lights.

19 T And the oracle i he prepared 5 T And 3 against the wall of the Eze.41.6. in the house within, to set there house he built 4 chambers b round 5 ribs. the ark of the covenant of the about, against the walls of the


LORD. house round about, both of the tem

or, rebate

20 And the oracle in the fore part ple and of the oracle: and he made


was twenty cubits in length, and 5 chambers round about.

twenty cubits in breadth, and twen6 The nethermost chamber was

c ch.5.17, 18.

ty cubits in the height thereof; and five cubits broad, and the middle

7 shoulder.

he overlaid it with 12 pure gold; was six cubits broad, and the third

and so covered the altar which was was seven cubits broad: for without 8 or, the in the wall of the house he made 6

of cedar.
beams and

21 So Solomon overlaid the house narrowed rests round about, that

the ceilings

within with pure gold: and he made the beams should not be fastened in

with cedar a partition by the chains of gold hethe walls of the house.

d ch.9.4.

fore the oracle; and he overlaid it 7 And the house, when it was in

with gold. building, was built of stone made e 2Sa. 7. 13.

22 And the whole house he overready before c it was brought thi- f Ex.25.8.

laid with gold until he had finished ther; so that there was neither ham


all the house : also k the whole almer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron


tar that was by the oracle he overheard in the house while it was in g Deut.31.6, laid with gold. building.

Heb. 13.5.

23 T And within the oracle he 8 The door for the middle cham- 9 or, from made two cherubims 2 of 13 olive ber was in the right 7 side of the the floor of tree, each ten cubits high. house: and they went up with

the house

21 And five cubits was the one winding stairs into the middle

unto the chamber, and out of the middle into walls, and

wing of the cherub, and five cubits the third.

SO, Ver. 16.

the other wing of the cherub: from

the uttermost part of the one wing 9 So he built the house and fin

unto the uttermost part of the other ished it; and covered the house 8 with beams and boards of cedar.

h ch.8.6.

were ten cubits. Ex.26.33.

25 And the other cherub was ten 10 And then he built chambers


cubits: both the cherubims were against all the house, five cubits

of one measure and one size. high : and they rested on the house 10 or, gourds. 26 The height of the one cherub with timber of cedar.

was ten cubits, and so was it of the 11 4 And the word of the LORD


other cheruh. came to Solomon, saying,

i ver.5.16.

27 And he set the cherubims 12 Concerning this house which


within the inner house : and 14 thou art in building, if d thou wilt

they stretched forth the wings of walk in my statutes, and execute 12 shut up. the cherubims, so that the wing of my judgments, and keep all my k Ex.30.1,3,5. one touched the one wall, and the commandments to walk in them;

2Ch.3.7,&c. wing of the other cherub touched then will I perform my word with

2 Ex.37.7-9.

the other wall; and their wings thee, which I spake e unto David

touched one another in the midst thy father:

13 trees of of the house. 13 And f I will dwell among the

oil, or, oily

28 And he overlaid the cherubims children of Israel, and will not for

trees. with gold. sakeg my people Israel,

14 ur. the che- 29 And he carved all the walls of 14 So Solomon built the house, rubims

the house round about with carved and finished it.

stretched figures of cherubims and palm trees 15 And he built the walls of the forth their and 15 open flowers, within ani house within with boards of cedar, wings. without. 3 both the floor of the house, and 15 opening's 30 And the floor of the house he the walls of the ceiling : and he of. overlaid with gold, within and covered them on the inside with


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Solomon's house.
31 | And for the entering of the B. C. 1012. covered with cedar 5 from one side
oracle he made doors of olive tree:

of the floor to the other. the lintel and side posts were 16 a 16 or, five

8 And his house were he dwelt fifth part of the wall.


had another court within the porch, 32 The 17 two doors also were of

which was of the like work. Solo

17 or, leaves olive tree; and he carved upon

mon made also an house for Phathem carvings of cherubims and of the doors. raoh's daughter, (whom b he had Jualm trees and 18 open flowers, and 15 openings taken to wife,) like unto this porch. overlaid them with gold, and spread 01.

9 All these were of costly stones, gold upon the cherubims and upon 19 or, four

according to the measure of hewthe palm trees.


ed stones, sawed with saws, within 33 Se also made he for the door

and without, even from the foundaof the temple, posts of olive tree, 10 m Eze.41.23. tion unto the coping, and so on the a fourth part of the wall.

20 or with all outside toward the great court. 31 And the two doors were of fir] the appur-. 10 And the foundation was of costtree: the two m leaves of the one tenances ly stones, even great stones, siones door were folding, and the two thereof, of ten cúbits, and stones of eight leaves of the other door were folding. and with cubits. 35 And he carved thereon cheru- all the or- 11 And above were costly stones, bims and palm trees and open flow

dinances (after the measures of hewed ers; and covered them with gold thereof.

stones,) and cedars. fitted upon the carved work.

n ver.1,9.

12 And the great court round 36 T And he built the inner court

about was with three rows of hewwith three rows of hewed stone, (CHAP.7.) ed stones, and a row of cedar and a row of cedar beams.


beams, both for the inner court of 37 9 In the fourth year was the 2Ch.8.1. the house of the LORD, and for the foundation of the house of the LORD

porch c of the house. laid, in the month of Zif:

1 ribs.

13 T And king Solomon sent and 38 And in the eleventh year, in 2 sight

fetched Hiram d out of Tyre. the month Bul, (which is the

14 He was 6ą widow's son e of

against cighth month,) was the house fin


the tribe of Naphtali, and his faished 20 throughout all the parts

ther f was a man of Tyre, a worker Thereof, and according to all the 3 or, spaces in brass : and g he was filled with fashion of it. So was hen seven

and pillars wisdom, and understanding, and years in building it.

cunning to work all works in brass. CHAPTER VII.

And he came to king Solomon, and prospect.

wrought all his work. 1 The building of Solomon's house, 4 or, accord- 15 For he 7 cast two pillars h of 2 of the house of Lebanon.

brass, of eighteen cubits high UT Solomon was building his

apiece: and a line of twelve cubits

did compass either of them about. and he finished all his house.

16 And he made two chapiters of 21 He built also the house of the

5 from floor

molten brass, to set upon the tops forest of Lebanon; the length

to floor.

of the pillars: the height of the thereof was an hundred cubits, and b ch.3.1. one chapiter was five cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and 2Ch.8.11. the height of the other chapiter the height thereof thirty cubits, Ino, 10.23. was five cubits: upon four rows of cedar pillars Acts 3.11. 17 And nets of checker-work, and with cedar beams upon the pillars. 3 And it was covered with cedar

d ver.40.

wreaths of chain-work, for the

2Ch.4.11. chapiters which were upon the top ahove upon the 1 beams, that lay Huram.

of the pillars; seven for the one on forty-five pillars, tifteen in a row. 4 And there were windows in three

6 the son of

chapiter, and seven for the other rows, and a light was against light

a widow


18 And he made the pillars, and u three ranks.

two rows round about upon the And all the doors and posts) e 2Ch.2.14. one net-work, to cover the chapiwere square, with the windows : 82Ch.4.16. ters that were upon the top, with and light was against light in three

g Ex.31.3.

promegranates: and so did he fur

the other chapiter. 0 4 And he made a porch of pil

19 And the chapiters that were lars, the length thereof was fifty - fashioned. upon the top of the pillars were of cubits, and the breadth thereof n ver.21. thirty cubits: and the porch was

lily work in the porch, four cubits. A before them: and the other pillars

2Ki.25.17. 20 And the chapiters upon the two and the thick beam were 4 before

2Ch.3.15, pillars had pomegranates also above,

over against the belly which was 7 Then he made a porch for the

4.12,&c. by the net-work: and the proracJer.52.21,

granates were two hundred in rows

&c. the porch of judgment and it was

round about upon the other cha

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