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Shimei put to death.

mandment m that I have charged thee with?

44 The king said said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness n which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore o the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

45 And king Solomon shall be p blessed, and q the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.

46 So the king commanded Be-c ch.7.1.
naiah the son of Jehoiada; which d ch. VI.
went out and fell upon him, that e ch.9.15,19.
he died. Andr the kingdom was fch.22.43.
established in the hand of Solomon.
Lev. 17.3,5.
g De.30. 16,


h ver.6,14.
Jno. 14.15,

2Ch. 1.3,&c.
m Nu. 12.6.

Solomon's judgment between the two harlots maketh him renowned.

B. C. 1014.

m Ec.8.2.
n 2Sa, 16.5-8.


o Eze. 17. 19.
p Ps.72.17.

q ver.33,34.
r 2Ch.1.1.

(CHAP. 3.)
a ch.7.8.

b 2Sam.5.7.

12 Behold, I have done z according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so a that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13 And I have also given thee that b which thou hast not asked, both riches, c and honour: so that d there 5 shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. 14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen e thy days.


2 Only f the people sacrificed in
high places, because there was no
15 And Solomon awoke; and, be-
house built unto the name of the 1 or, bounty. came to Jerusalem, and stood be-
hold, it was a dream. And he
LORD, until those days.

n Mat.7.7.
Jno. 16.24.

0 ch.2.4.

3 And Solomon loved g the LORD, walking in the statutes h of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

fore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt-offerings, and offered peace-offerings, and made a feast f to all his ser

4 And the king went to Gibeon i 9 ch.1.48. to sacrifice there; for that k was 1Ch.29.1. the great high place: a thousands Ps. 121.8. burnt-offerings did Solomon offert Deut.7.6. u Ge. 13.16. upon that altar. 2 hearing. v Pr.2.3-9. Jam.1.5. w Ps.72. 1,2. Jno.5 30. x Heb.5.14.

5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream m by night: and God said, Ask n what I shall give thee.


Pharaoh king of Egypt, and a took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city b of David, until he had made an end of ci building his own house, and d the house of the LORD, and the wall el of Jerusalem round about.

7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: r I know not how to gos out or come in.

And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for moltitude.

9.4. 15.5.

p 2K1.20.3.

Ps. 15.2.


6 And Solomon said, Thou hast showed unto thy servant David my father great 1 mercy, according as he walked o before thee in truth, y Rom.8.26. and in righteousness, and in up-3 nghtness p of heart with thee; and, thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a song to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

many days.

4 hear.

z 1Jno.5.14.
a ch.4.29-31.

Ec. 1. 13. 16.
b Mat.6.33.

c ch.4.21,24.
Pr.3. 16.

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Solomon's wisdom. [tween good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

10 And the speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11 And God said unto him, Because y thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself 3 long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to 4 discern judgment;

e De.25.15.

f ch.8.65.

g Nu.27.2.

9 Give therefore thy servant anh Job 24. 16. 2 understanding v heart to judge w Ps. 139.11. thy people, that I may discern a be


16 T Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before g him.

17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 20 And she arose at midnight, h and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. 22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.

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1 KINGS, IV. B. C. 1014.


S all Israel.
NO king Solomon was king over

2 And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok 1 the priest,

3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, 2 scribes; Jehoshaphat a the son of Ahilud, the 3 recorder.

4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar b were the priests:


6 were hot.

the midst of him.

12 Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megid

1 or, the chief officer.

2 or, secre


a 2Sa.20.24.

3 or, remembraneer.

b ch.2.27,35.

c 1Ch.27.33.

4 or, levy,

ch.5, 14.

sor, Benhur 6 or, Bende



or, Benhe


or, Benabi


9 or, Benge


d Nu.32.41.

e De.3.4,8.

10 or, to Ma


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

6 And Ahishar was over the household and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the 4 tribute.

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

8 And these are their names: 11 bread. 5 The son of Hur, in mount Eph-12 cors.


Ge. 22. 17. Pr.14.28. g Ec.2.24.

h 2Ch.9.26,



i 1Sa. 10.27. Ps.68.29.


k 1Ch.22.9.

96 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-she- 13 confimesh, and Elonbeth-hanan:

10 7 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher.

dently. 1 Jer 23.6. m Mi.4.4. Zec.3.10.

11 8 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

n De. 17. 16. o ch, 10.26. 2Ch.1.14.

of provision. do, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, even unto the place that is beyond Jok


13 9 The son of Geber in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of d Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of e Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brazen


14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had 10 Mahanaim:

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 Uri was in the

country 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 land.

20 Judah and Israel were many, f as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating 9 and drinking, and making merry.

21 And Solomon reigned h over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, i and served Solomon all the days of his life.

22 T And Solomon's 11 provision for one day was thirty 12 measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallow deer, and fatted fowl. 24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace k on all sides round about him.

25 And Judah and Israel dwelt 13 safely, every man under m his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.

26 ¶ And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses n for his chariots, o and twelve thousand horse


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

28 Barley also and straw for the

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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 fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

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

Hiram sendeth to congratulate

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r Acts 7.22.

s 1Ch. 15. 19.
Ps.89, title.

t 1Ch.2.6.

6.33. Ps.88, title.

u Pr.1,&c.
Ec. 12.9.

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his servants unto Solomon; (for he had heard that they had d Ps.72.7. anointed him king in the room of his father :) for b Hiram was ever a lover of David.

Is.9.7. 1 say.

2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

e 2Ch.2.4,&c. f28a.7.13. 1Ch.17.12.



3 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God. g 1Cor. 12.14, for the wars c which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.



4 But now the LORD my God hath
given me rest d on every side, so
that there is neither adversary nor i Pr. 13.1.
evil occurrent.

3 heard.

5 And, behold, I 1 purpose to build an house e unto the name of the 4 send. LORD my God, as the LORD spake fk Ezra 3.7. unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy Acts 12.20. throne in thy room, he shall builds cors. an house unto my name.


I ch.3.12.


6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of 6 tribute of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee m ch.4.6. will I give hire for thy servants ac-| cording to all that thou shalt 2 appoint for thou knowest that there is not among us g any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sido

n ch.9.21.

o Jos.9.21.


or, Giblites.


Number of his workmen.


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

8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have 3 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 unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt 4 appoint me, and will cause then to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them and thou shalt accomplish my desire ink giving 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 5 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 And king Solomon raised a 6 levy 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 Adoniramm was over the levy.

15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens,n and fourscore thousand hewers o in the mountains;

16 Beside 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 hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the 7 stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.


The building of Solomon's temple.
ND it came to pass in the four



after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which

The cherubims. | 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 h most holy place.


17 And the house, that is, the temwithout; ple before it, was forty cubits long. or, skewed 18 And the cedar of the house and closed. within was carved with 10 knops 3 or, upon,or, and 11 open flowers; all was cedar; joining to.there was no stone seen. 4 floors. b Eze.41.6. 5 ribs. Enarrowings, or, relate ments.

19 T And the oracle i he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

20 And the oracle in the fore part was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with 12 pure gold: and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

Building of the temple.

1 KINGS, VI. is the second month, that he1 be- B. C. 1014. gan to build the house of the LORD.


2 And the house a which king So-1 built, lomon built for the LORD, the length a Eze. XL. thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, 2 or, window 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 house.

4 And for the house he made 2 windows of narrow lights.

5 And 3 against the wall of the house he built 4 chambersb round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made 5 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 6 narrowed rests round about. that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.

within, and

c ch.5.17,18.

7 shoulder.
or, the
beams and
the ceilings
with cedar.

d ch.9.4.

7 And the house, when it was in
building, was built of stone made
e 2Sa.7.13.
ready before c it was brought thi- f Ex.25.8.


ther; so that there was neither ham-
mer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron
heard in the house while it was ins

8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

9 So he built the house and finished it; and covered the house 8 with beams and boards of cedar.

Heb. 13.5.

9 or, from
the floor of

the house
unto the
walls, and
So, ver. 16.

h ch.8.6.


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

11 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if d 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 e unto David thy father:

13 And ƒ I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsakeg my people Israel.

14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

14 or. the che-

15 And he built the walls of the forth their
house within with boards of cedar, wings.
9 both the floor of the house, and 15
the walls of the ceiling and he, of.
covered them on the inside with

10 or, gourds.

11 openings

i ver.5.16.


12 shut up.
k Ex.30.1,3,5,

7 Ex.37.7-9.

13 trees of

oil, or, oily


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 k the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23 And within the oracle be made two cherubims of 13 olive tree, each ten cubits high.

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: 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 14 they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of 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 gold.

29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and 15 open flowers, within and without.

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

Ornaments of the temple.

31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree : the lintel and side posts were 16 a fifth part of the wall.

32 The 17 two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and 18 open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the, cherubims and upon the palm trees.

B. C. 1012.

33 So also made he for the door

of the temple, posts of olive tree, 19 a fourth part of the wall.

31 And the two doors were of fir tree the two m 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 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month of Zif:

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, (which is the cighth month,) was the house finished 20 throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was hen seven. years in building it.


1 The building of Solomon's house, 2 of the house of Lebanon.

16 or, five


6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fitty cabits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was 4 before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were 4 before them.

17 or, leaves

of the doors. 18 openings oj.

19 or, four


Then he made a porch for the 'rone where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was

m Eze.41.23.
20 or,with all
the appur

and with
all the or-

n ver. 1,9.

(CHAP. 7.)

a ch.9.10.

1 ribs.

2 sight


3 or, spaces
and pillars


square in prospect. or, according to.

b ch.3.1.


15 For he 7 cast two pillars h of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. 16 And he made two chapiters of

own house thirteen a years, and he finished all his house.

2 T He built also the house of the from floor molten brass, to set upon the tops

to floor.

forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams upon the pillars.

of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the 1 beams, that lay en forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row. 4 And there were windows in three rows, and 2 light was against light| tz three ranks.

c Jno. 10.23.
Acts 3.11.
d ver.40.


6 the son of
a widow

5 And all the 3 doors and posts e 2Ch.2.14. were square, with the windows: f 2Ch.4.16. and light was against light in three ranks.

g Ex.31.3.


Solomon's house. covered with cedar 5 from one side of the floor to the other.

8 T And his house were he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, (whom b he had taken to wife,) like unto this porch. 9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measure 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 of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

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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 promegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

h ver.21.


19 And the chapiters that were
upon the top of the pillars were of
lily work in the porch, four cubits.
20 And the chapiters upon the two
pillars had pomegranates also above,
over against the belly which was
4.12,&c. by the net-work: and the prome-
granates were two hundred in rows
&c. round about upon the other cha-


17 And nets of checker-work, and wreaths of chain-work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

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