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lions and oxen were certain ad- || cording to the proportion of ditions made of thin work.

every one, and additions round 30 And every base had four about. brazen wheels, and plates of 37 After this manner he made brass : and the four corners the ten bases : all of them had thereof had undersetters : un- one casting, one measure, and der the laver were undersetters one size. molten, at the side of every ad- 38 Then made he ten lavers of dition.

brass : one laver contained forty 31 And the mouth of it, with | baths : and every laver was four in the chapiter and above, was cubits : and upon every one of a cubit : but the mouth thereof the ten bases one laver. was round, after the work of 39

39 And he put five bases on the base, a cubit and an half : | the right side of the house, and and also upon the mouth of it five on the left side of the house: were gravings with their bor- and he set the sea on the right ders, four-square, not round. side of the house eastward over

32 And under the borders against the south. were four wheels; and the axle- 40 And Hiram made the la. trees of the wheels were joined || vers, and the shovels, and the to the base : and the height of basons. So Hiram made an end a wheel was a cubit and half a of doing all the work that he cubit.

made king Solomon for the 33 And the work of the wheels || house of the LORD : was like the work of a chariot. 41 The two pillars, and the wheel : their axle-trees, and two bowls of the chapiters that their naves, and their felloes, and were on the top of the two piltheir spokes, were all molten. lars, and the two net-works, to

34 And there were four un- cover the two bowls of the chadersetters to the four corners of piters which were upon the top one base : and the undersetters of the pillars ; were of the very base itself. 42 And four hundred pome.

35 And in the top of the base granates for the two net-works, was there a round compass of even two rows of pomegranates half a cubit high: and on the for one net-work, to cover the tcp of the base the ledges there two bowls of the chapiters that of and the borders thereof were were upon the pillars; of the same.

43 And the ten bases, and ten 36 For on the plates of the lavers on the bases; ledges thereof, and on the bor- 44 And one sea, and twelve ders thereof, he graved cheru- || oxen under the sea; Lims, lions, and palm-trees, ac- 45 And the pots, and the sho. vels, and the basons: and all

CHAP. VIII. these vessels which Hiram

THE TEMPLE DEDICATED. made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of THEN Solomon assembled bright brass.

the elders of Israel, and all the 46 In the plain of Jordan did heads of the tribes, the chief of the king cast them, in the clay- the fathers of the children of Isground between Succoth and rael unto king Solomon in JeruZarthan.

salem, that they might bring up 47 And Solomon left all the the ark of the covenant of the vessels unweighed, because they LORD out of the city of David, were exceeding many: neither which is Zion. was the weight of the brass 2 And all the men of Israel found out.

assembled themselves unto king 48 And Solomon made all Solomon at the feast in the the vessels that pertained unto month Ethanim, which is the the house of the LORD: the al. seventh month. tar of gold, and the table of gold, 3 And all the elders of Israel whereupon the shew-bread was, came, and the priests took up

49 And the candlesticks of the ark. pure gold, five on the right side, 4. And they brought up the and five on the left, before the ark of the LORD, and the ta. oracle, with the flowers, and bernacle of the congregation, the lamps, and the tongs of and all the holy vessels that gold,

were in the tabernacle, even 50 And the bowls, and the those did the priests and the snuffers, and the basons, and Levites bring up. the spoons, and the censers of 5\And king Solomon, and all pure gold; and the hinges of the congregation of Israel, that gold, both for the doors of the were assembled unto him, were inner house, the most holy with him before the ark, sacri.

. place, and for the doors of the ficing sheep and oxen, that

' house, to wit, of the temple. could not be told nor numbered

51 So was ended all the work for multitude. that king Solomon made for the 6 And the priests brought in house of the LORD. And Solo- the ark of the covenant of the

|| mon brought in the things which LORD unto his place, into the David his father had dedicated: oracle of the house, to the most even the silver, and the gold, holy place, even under the wings and the vessels, did he put of the cherubims. among the treasures of the 7 For the cherubims spread house of the LORD.

forth their two wings over the

t; and

place of the ark, and the cheru- 16 Since the day that I brought bims covered the ark and the forth my people Israel out of staves thereof above.

Egypt, I chose no city out of all 8 And they drew out the the tribes of Israel to build an staves, that the ends of the house, that my name might be staves were seen out in the holy therein; but I chose David to place before the oracle, and they be over my people Israel. were not seen without

17 And it was in the heart of there they are unto this day. David my father to build an

9 There was nothing in the house for the name of the LORD ark save the two tables of stone, God of Israel. which Moses putthere at Horeb, 18 And the LORD said unto when the Lord made a covenant David my father, Whereas it with the children of Israel, when was in thine heart to build an they came out of the land of house unto my name, thou didst Egypt.

well that it was in thine heart: 10 And it came to pass, when 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt the priests were come out of the not build the house; but thy holy place, that the cloud filled son that shall come forth out of the house of the LORD,

thy loins, he shall build the 11 So that the priests could house unto my name. not stand to minister because of 20 20 And the Lord hath perthe cloud: for the glory of the formed his word that he spake, LORD had filled the house of the and I am risen up in the room LORD.

of David my father, and sit on 12 Then spake Solomon, The the throne of Israel, as the LORD LORD said that he would dwell promised, and have built an in the thick darkness.

house for the name of the LORD 13 I have surely built thee an God of Israel. house to dwell in, a settled 21 And I have set there a place for thee to abide in for place for the ark, wherein is the

covenant of the LORD, which 14 And the king turned his he made with our fathers when face about, and blessed all the he brought them out of the land congregation of Israel; (and of Egypt. all the congregation of Israel 22 And Solomon stood before stood ;)

the altar of the Lord in the pre15 And he said, Blessed be sence of all the congregation of the Lord God of Israel, which Israel, and spread forth his hands spake with his mouth unto Da- toward heaven: vid my father, and hath with his 23 And he said, LORD God hand fulfilled it, saying, of Israel, there is no God like


thee, in heaven above, or on name shall be there : that thou earth beneath, who keepest co-mayest hearken unto the prayer venant and mercy with thy ser- which thy servant shall make 'yants that walk before thee with toward this place. all their heart;

30 And hearken thou to the 24 Who hast kept with thy supplication of thy servant, and servant David my father, that of thy people Israel, when they thou promisedst him: thou spa- shall pray toward this place: kest also with thy mouth, and and hear thou in heaven thy hast fulfilled it with thine hand, dwelling-place: and, when thou as it is this day.

hearest, forgive. 25 Therefore now LORD God 31 If any man trespass against of Israel, keep with thy servant his neighbour, and an oath be David my father that thou pro- laid upon him to cause him to misedst him, saying, There swear, and the oath come before shall not fail thee a man in my thine altar in this house: sight to sit on the throne of Is- 32 Then hear thou in heaven, rael; so that thy children take and do, and judge thy servants, heed to their way, that they condemning the

condemning the wicked, to walk before me as thou hast bring his way upon his head; walked before me.

and justifying the righteous, to 26 And now, O God of Israel, give him according to his let thy word, I pray thee, be righteousness. verified, which thou spakest 33 When thy people Israel be unto thy servant David my smitten down before the enemy,

, father.

because they have sinned against 27 But will God indeed dwell thee, and shall turn again to thee, on the earth? behold, the hea- and confess thy name, and pray, ven, and heaven of heavens can- and make supplication unto thee not contain thee; how much in this house: less this house that I have 34 Then hear thou in heaven, builded ?

and forgive the sin of thy peo28 Yet have thou respect unto ple Israel, and bring them again the

prayer of thy servant, and unto the land which thou gavest to his supplication, O Lord my unto their fathers. God, to hearken unto the cry 35 When heaven is shut up, and to the prayer which thy ser- and there is no rain, because vant prayeth before thee to-day: they have sinned against thee;

29 That thine eyes may be if they pray toward this place, opened toward this house night and confess thy name, and turn and day, even toward the place from their sin, when thou afof which thou hast said, My | Alictest them:

36 'Then hear thou in heaven, arm;) when he shall come and and forgive the sin of thy ser- pray toward this house; vants, and of thy people Israel, 43 Hear thou in heaven thy that thou teach them the good dwelling-place, and do accordway wherein they should walk, ing to all that the stranger calland give rain upon thy land, eth to thee for: that all the peowhich thou hast given to thy ple of the earth may know thy people for an inheritance.

name, to fear thee, as do thy 37 If there be in the land people Israel; and that they may famine, if there be pestilence, know that this house, which I blasting, mildew, locust, or if have builded, is called by thy there be caterpillar; if their name. enemy besiege them in the

44 If thy people go out to batland of their cities; whatsoever tle against their enemy, whitherplague, whatsoever sickness soever thou shalt send them, there be;

and shall pray unto the LORD 38 What prayer and supplica. toward the city which thou hast tion soever be made by any chosen, and toward the house man,, or by all thy people Israel, that I have built for thy name: which shall know every man the 45 Then hear thou in heaven plague of his own heart, and their prayer and their supplicaspread forth his hands toward tion, and maintain their cause. this house :

46 If they sin against thee, 39 Then hear thou in heaven (for there is no man that sinneth thy dwelling-place, and forgive, not,) and thou be angry with and do, and give to every man them, and deliver them to the according to his ways, whose enemy, so that they carry them heart thou knowest; (for thou, away captives unto the land of even thou only, knowest the the enemy, far or near; hearts of all the children of 47 let if they shall bethink men;)

themselves in the land whither 40 That they may fear thee all they were carried captives, and the days that they live in the repent, and make supplication land which thou gavest unto unio thee in the land of them our fathers.

that carried them captives, say41 Moreover, concerning aing, We have sinned, and have stranger, that is not of thy peo- done perversely, we have comple Israel, but cometh out of a mitted wickedness; far country for thy name's sake; 48 And so return unto thee

42 (For they shall hear of thy with all their heart, and with all great name, and of thy strong their soul, in the land of their hand, and of thy stretched-out, enemies, which led them away

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