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32 And under the borders were four wheels; p and the axletrees of the wheels were 11 joined to the base and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half a cubit.

n Ge.3.24.

p Ez.1.15,&c.

11 in the base.

27 And he made ten bases of brass four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the 12 nakedness. breadth thereof, and three cubits | the height of it.

q 2Ch.4.6,&c.

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

13 shoulder.

14 Heb. Hi-
rom, ver. 13.
r ver. 17, 18.

15 upon the

face of the

16 brass
mude bright
or, scoured.

17 in the
of the
u Jos.3.16.

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

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, r to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; 42 And four hundred pomegra nates for the two net-works, even two rows of pomegranates for one net-work, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were 15 upon the pillars;

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

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

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

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubitt and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, four-square, not 18 for the ex-king cast them; 17 in the clay round. ceeding ground between Succoth t and multitude. Zarthan.u

45 Ands the pots, and the shovels, and the basins: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of 16 bright brass.

46 In the plain of Jordan did the

19 searched,

The ten lavers.

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 undersetters 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.

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47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed. 18 because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass 19found out.

The feast of the

48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar v of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the show-bread w was,

1 KINGS, VIII. B. C. 1005.

v Ex.37.25.


1 The feast of the dedication of the temple. 22 Solomon's prayer.

w Le.24.5-8.

20 ash pans. 21 holy things of David.

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 the snuff-x 2Sa.8.11. ers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the 20 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 |b 25a.6.17. king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the 21 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 LORD.

c 2Sa.5.7-9.

d Lev.23.34.

e Nu.4. 15.

(CHAP. 8.)

c 2Ch.5.2,&c. princes.

1 Ch.15.14.

f2Ch.1.3. g 2Sa.6.13.

h Ex.26.33.

a Solomon assembled the

i ch.6.27.

elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the 1 chief of 2 heads. the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that b they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city c of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel as-k Ex.25.21. sembled themselves unto king SoloInon at the feast d in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

3 or, ark, 2Ch.5.9.

40.20. De. 10.2,5. Heb.9.4.

4 or, where.

1 Ex.34.27,28.

3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests e took up the ark. 4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle ƒ of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle,n 2Ch.VI. even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

P 2Sa.7.13.

5 And King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him, were with him Ps. 132. 14. 9 before the ark, sacrificing g sheep and oxen, that could not be toid r 1Sa.6.18. nor numbered for multitude.

s Lu. 1.68.

t 25a 7.5,&c.

6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, h into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the 1Ch.17.1, cherubims.

u IS. 16. 1.


m Ex.40.34. Lev. 16.2.

o Ps.97.2. Is.45.15.

7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of w 1Ch.28.5,6. the ark, and the cherubins cover-x ver.9. ed the ark, and the staves thereof De.31.26. above.

Is. 1.15.

And they drew out the staves, y Ex.9.33. that the 2 ends of the staves were seen out in the 3 holy place before

dedication of the temple.

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 k at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant l 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 of the holy place, that the cloud m 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 LORD.

12 Then n spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.o

13 Ip have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place q for thee to abide in for ever.

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

15 And he said, blessed s be the LORD God of Israel, which spake t 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 u to be over my people Israel.

17 And v 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 heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in the 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


20 And the LORD hath performed This word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as w 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 a is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread y forth his hands toward heaven:

Solomon's prayer at the

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there z is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who a keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk b before thee with all their heart: 21 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, c saying, 5 There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

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

h 2Ch.20.9.


27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven e and heaven of heavens f 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 before thee to-day:

dedication of the temple.

B. C. 1004. |land which thou gavest unto their

35 When heaven n 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:

32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, i condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying k the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

33 When thy people Israel bel smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn m again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee 9in this house:

z Ex. 15.11.
a Ne. 1.5.

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

b ch.3.6.

c ch.2.4.
5 There shall



not be cut off unto thee a man from my sight.

only if.
Ps. 119.49.


Acts 17.24. 2Cor. 12.2.

g Deut. 12.11.

or, in,


30 And h hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy p people Israel, when they shall pray 7 toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and 8 an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:

he require
an oath of



Ne. 1.8,9.

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, 9 or, toward. even toward the place of which thou hast said, g My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make 7 toward this place.

i Ex.34.7.

Deut.25.1. k Is.3.10. Rom.2.13.


1 De.28.25.

m Lev.26.40-

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

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

De.28.23. o 1Sa. 12.23. Ps.25.8. 94.12.

41 Moreover concerning a stran Lev.26.19. ger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

&c. De.28.21, &c. 2Ch.20.9.

42 (For they shall hear of thy Lev.26.16, great name, and of thy s strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwell10 or, jurising-place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that t all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that 11 this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.


44 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever 11 thy name thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward 12 the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:

is called
upon this

12 the way of
the city.
13 or, right.
u Ec.7.20.
James 3.2.
1Juo. 1.8,

45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their 13 cause.



Ps. 11.4.

Jer. 17.10.
r Fs. 130.4.

s Deut.4.34.
t 2Ki. 19.19.

36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach o 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 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their 10 cities: whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

33 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:

46 if they sin against thee, (for u there is no man that siuneth not,) land thou be angry with them, and

Solomon's prayer.

deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away v captives unto the land of the enemy, far or


47 Yet if they shall 14 bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto! thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, w Wel have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

B. C. 1004.

Solomon's sacrifice. as he was with our fathers: let g him not leave us, nor forsake us :

58 That he may incline hour hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his command14 bring ments, and his statutes, and his back to judgments, which he commanded their heart.our fathers.

v De.28.36,


his servant.
57 The LORD our God be with us,

w Ne. 1.6,&c.

Ps. 106.6.

x Je.29. 12-14.
Ho. 14. 1,2.

48 And so return x 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 towards y 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 15 cause.

d 25a.6.18.

50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they e Jos.23.14. have transgressed against thee, and 16 fallen. give z them compassion before them who carried them captive, f De. 12. 10,11. that they may have compassion on them:

y ver.29.

15 or, right.
z Ezra 7.6.

Ps. 106.46.

a De.9.29.

b De.4.20.

Jer. 11.4.

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Ex. 19.5,6.
Deut. 14.2.

51 For a they be thy people, and thune inheritance, which thoug Deut.31.6. broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the b 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

h Ps. 119.36.

17 the thing
of a day in
his day.

i ver. 13.

q Ps. 106.4,5.

(CHAP. 9.)

a 2Ch.7.11,


59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel 17 at all times, as the matter shall require :


53 For thou didst separate them k De.4.35,39. a feast, o and all Israel with him, a from among all the people of the I De. 18. 13. earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest c by the hand of Mo-m 1Ch.7.4, ses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

great congregation, from the entering p in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.


n 2Ch.4.1.

54 And it was so, that when Solo- o ver.2. mon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto P Nu.34.5-8. the LORD, he arose from before the 18 or thank altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.


55 And he stood, and blessedd all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised there hath not 16 failed one word of all his good promise, which he c 2Ch.8.6. promised by the hand of Moses

b ch.7.1.

d ch.3.5.

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God's covenant with Solomon. have heard e thy prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put myf name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there g perpetually.



4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David h thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have k 1Ch.22.9, 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 k to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee am man upon the throne of Israel.

6 But ifl ye shall at all turn from following 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 m will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house n which I have hal-1 lowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight and Israel shall be a proverb o and a by-word among all people:

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

B. C. 1004.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they 1 pleased him

e 2Ki.20.5.
g De. 11. 12.
h ch.2.4.


Pr. 10.9.

10. Ps. 132. 12.





Deut.4.26. 2K1.17.23.

n Jer.7.14.
o De.28.37.

p De.29.24

q Zep. 1.4,5.
Jer. 12 7,8.
s 2Ch.8.1,&c.
were not
right in
his eyes.

i. e. dis
or, dirty.

t Jos. 19.27.
u ch.5.13.

v 2Sam.5.9.

w Ps.51. 18.
y Jos.17.11.

z Jos. 16.10.
Ju. 1.29.

a Jos. 16.3.
b Jos. 19.44.


Ezra 2.58.
g Le.25.39.
k ver. 15.

upon it.

1 2Ch.8.12,


13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of 2 Cabul unto this day. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold. 15 And this is the reason of the u(CHAP. 10.) levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, v and

o Job 22.24.

a 2Ch.9,1,&c.
Mat. 12.42.

Solomon's yearly sacrifice.

the wall w of Jerusalem, and Hazor, z and Megiddo, y and z Gezer.

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

9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook q 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 r hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

21 Buth Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her i house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo.

c ch.4.26.

which he
d Ju.3.1.

10 And s it came to pass at the 3 the desire of 25 T And three times in a year
end of twenty years, when Solomon
did Solomon offer burnt-offerings
had built the two houses, the house
and peace-offerings upon the altar
of the LORD, and the king's house,
which he built unto the LORD, and
11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre
he burnt incense 4 upon the altar
had furnished Solomon with cedar
that was before the LORD. So he
trees, and fir trees, and with gold,
finished the house.
according to all his desire,) that
then king Solomon gave Hiram
twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

e Jos. 15.63.

5 lip.

n ch. 10.11.

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

18 And Baalath, b and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, c and cities for his horsemen, and 3 that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, 21 Their children that were left d after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able e utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice f unto this day.

22 But of the children of Israel g did Solomon make no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

23 These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.


28 And n they came to Ophir, o and fetched from thence gold, four Deut.2.8. hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon. CHAPTER X.

26 T And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, m which is beside Eloth,on the 5 shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. 27 And Hiram sent the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

The queen of Sheba admireth the

wisdom of Solomon.

when the

heard of the fame of Solomon,

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