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captive, and pray unto thee to the Lord, from kneeling on his ward their land, which thou knees with his hands spread up gavest unto their fathers, the to heaven: city which thou hast chosen, 55 And he stood, and blessed and the house which I have all the congregation of Israel built for thy name:

with a loud voice, saying, 49 Then hear thou their prayer 56 Blessed be the Lord, that and their supplication in heaven hath given rest unto his people thy dwelling-place, and main- Israel, according to all that he tain their cause,

promised: there hath not failed 50 And forgive thy people that one word of all his good prohave sinned against thee, and mise, which he promised by the all their transgressions wherein hand of Moses his servant, they have transgressed against 57 The LORD our God be with thee, and give them compassion us, as he was with our fathers; before them who carried them let him not leave us, nor forsake captive, that they may have us: compassion on them:

58 That he may incline our 51 For they be thy people, and hearts unto him, to walk in all thine inheritance which thou his ways, and to keep his combroughtest forth out of Egypt, mandments, and his statutes, from the midst of the furnace of and his judgments, which he iron :

commanded our fathers. 52 That thine eyes may be

59 And let these my words, open unto the supplication of wherewith I have made supplithy servant, and unto the sup-cation before the LORD, be nigh plication of thy people Israel, to unto the Lord our God day hearken unto them in all that and night, that he maintain the they call for unto thee.

cause of his servant, -and the 53 For thou didst separate | cause of his people Israel at all them from among all the people times, as the matter shall reof the earth, to be thine inherit- quire: ance, as thou spakest by the 60 That all the people of the hand of Moses thy servant, earth may know that the LORD when thou broughtest our fa- | is God, and that there is none thers out of Egypt, O LORD else. God.

61 Let your heart therefore be 54 And it was so, that when perfect with the Lord our God, Solomon had made an end of to walk in his statutes, and to praying all this prayer and sup- keep his commandinents, as at plication unto the LORD, he this day. arose from before the altar of 62 And the king, and all Is.

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ing of the house of the Lord, 63 And Solomon offered a sa- and the king's house, and all crifice of peace-offerings, which Solomon's desire which he was he offered unto the Lord, two pleased to do, and twenty thousand oxen, and 2 That the Lord appeared to an hundred and twenty thousand Solomon the second time, as he sheep. So the king and all the had appeared unto him at Gi. children of Israel dedicated the beon. house of the LORD..

3 And the LORD said unto him, 64 The same day did the king I have heard thy prayer and thy hallow the middle of the court supplication, that thou hast that was before the house of the made before me: I have hallow. LORD: for there he offered ed this house, which thou hast burnt-offerings, and meat-offer- built, to put my name there for ings, and the fat of the peace-of- ever; and mine eyes and mine ferings: because the brazen al- heart shall be there perpetually. tar that was before the LORD 4 And if thou wilt walk before was too little to receive the me, as David thy father walked, burnt-offerings, and meat-offer- in integrity of heart, and in upings, and the fat of the peace- rightness, to do according to all offerings.

that I have commanded thee, 65 And at that time Solomon and wilt keep my statutes and held a feast, and all Israel with my judgments:

, him, a great congregation, from 5 Then I will establish the the entering in of Hamath unto throne of thy kingdom upon Isthe river of Egypt, before the rael for ever, as I promised to Lord our God, seven days and David thy father, saying, There seven days, even fourteen days. shall not fail thee a man upon

66 On the cighth day he sent the throne of Israel. the people away: and they bless- 6 But if ye shall at all turn ed the king, and went unto their from following me, ye or your tents joyful and glad of heart, children, and will not keep my for all the goodness that the commandments and my statutes Lord had done for David his ser- which I have set before you, but vant, and for Israel his people. go and serve other gods, and

worship them : CHAP. IX.

7 Then will I cut off Israel out

of the land which I have given GOD'S COVENANT WITH

them; and this house, which I

have hallowed for my name, will AND it came to pass, when I cast out of my sight: and Is


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rael shall be a proverb and a by- || ed, for to build the house of the word among all people :

LORD, and his own house, and 8 And at this house, which is Millo, and the wall of Jerusahigh, every one that passeth by lem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, it, shall be astonished, and shall and Gezer. hiss; and they shall say, Why 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt hath the Lord done thus unto had gone up, and taken Gezer, this land, and to this house ? and burnt it with fire, and slain

9 And they shall answer, Be- the Canaanites that dwelt in the cause they forsook the Lord city, and given it for a present their God, who brought forth unto his daughter, Solomon's their fathers 'out of the land of wife. Egypt, and have taken hold up- 17 And Solomon built Gezer, on other gods, and have wor- and Beth-horon the nether, shipped them, and served them: 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor therefore hath the Lord brought in the wilderness, in the land, upon them all this evil.

19 And all the cities of store 10 And it came to pass at the that Solomon had, and cities for end of twenty years, when So his chariots, and cities for his lomon had built the two houses, horsemen, and that which Solothe house of the LORD, and the mon desired to build in Jerusaking's house,

lem, and in Lebanon, and in all 11 (Now Hiram the king of the land of his dominion. Tyre had furnished Solomon 20 And all the people that were with cedar-trees and fir-trees, left of the Amorites, Hittites, and with gold, according to all Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebuhis desire,) that then king Solo- | sites, which were not of the mon gave Hiram twenty cities children of Israel, in the land of Galilee.

21 Their children that were left 12 And Hiram came out from after them in the land, whom the Tyre to see the cities which So- children of Israel also were not lomon had given him; and they able utterly to destroy, upon pleased him not.

those did Solomon levy a tribute 13 And he said, What cities of bond-service unto this day. are these which thou hast given 22 But of the children of Isme, my brother? And he called rael did Solomon make no bondthem the land of Cabul unto this men: but they were men of war, day.

and his servants, and his princes, 14 And Hiram sent to the king and his captains, and rulers of sixscore talents of gold.

his chariots, and his horsemen. 15 And this is the reason of the 23 These were the chief of the levy which king Solomon rais- || officers that were over Solo.

mon's work, five hundred and very much gold, and precious fifty, which bare rule over the stones : and when she was come

: people that wrought in the to Solomon, she communed work.

with him of all that was in her 24 But Pharaoh's daughter heart, came up out of the city of David 3 And Solomon told her all her unto her house which Solomon questions: there was not any had built for her: then did he thing hid from the king, which buildl Millo.

he told her not. 25 And three times in a year 4 And when the queen of Shedid Solomon offer burnt offer-ba had seen all Solomon's wisings, and peace-offerings upon | dom, and the house that he had the altar which he built unto the built, LORD, and he burnt incense 5 And the meat of his table, upon the altar that was before and the sitting of his servants, the LORD. So he finished the and the attendance of his minishouse.

ters, and their apparel, and his 26 And king Solomon made a cup-bearers, and his ascent by navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which he went up unto the which is beside Eloth, on the house of the LORD: there was shore of the Red sea, in the land no more spirit in her. of Edom.

6 And she said to the king, It 27 And Hiram sent in the navy was a true report that I heard in his servants, shipmen that had mine own land, of thy acts and knowledge of the sea, with the of thy wisdom. servants of Solomon.

7 Howbeit, I believed not the 28 And they came to Ophir, words, until I came, and mine and fetched from thence gold, eyes had seen it : and, behold, four hundred and twenty talents, the half was not told me : thy and brought it to king Solomon. wisdom and prosperity exceed

eth the fame which I heard. CHAP. X.

8 Happy are thy men, happy

are these thy servants, which THE QUEEN OF SI E BA.

stand continually before thee, AND when the queen of and that hear thy wisdom. Sheba heard of the fame of So- 9. Blessed be the Lord thy lomon, concerning the name of God, which delighted in thee, the Lord, she came to prove to set thee on the throne of Isbim with hard questions. rael: because the LORD loved

2 And she came to Jerusalem Israel for ever, therefore made with a very great train, with he thee king, to do judgment Camels that bare spices, and | and justice.

10 And she gave the king an | shields of beaten gold; three hundred and twenty talents of pound of gold went to one shield: gold, and of spices very great and the king put them in the store, and precious stones : house of the forest of Lebanon. there came no more such abun- 18 Moreover, the king made a dance of spices as these which great throne of ivory, and overthe queen of Sheba

gave to king laid it with the best gold. Solomon.

19 The throne had six steps, 11 And the navy also of Hic and the top of the throne was ram, that brought gold from round behind : and there were Ophir, brought in from Ophir stays on either side on the place great plenty of almug-trees, and of the seat, and two lions stood precious stones.

beside the stays. 12 And the king made of the 20 And twelve lions stood almug-trees pillars for the house there on the one side and on the of the Lord, and for the king's other upon the six steps: there house; harps also and psalteries was not the like made in any for singers: there came no such kingdom. almug-trees, nor were seen un- 21 And all king Solomon's to this day.

drinking vessels were of gold, 13 And king Solomon gave and all the vessels of the house unto the queen of Sheba all her of the forest of Lebanon were of desire, whatsoever she asked, pure gold; none were of silver: besides that which Solomon gave it was nothing accounted of in her of his royal bounty. So the days of Solomon. she turned and went to her 22 For the king had at sea a own country, she and her ser- navy of Tharshish with the navy vants.

of Hiram: once in three years 14 Now the weight of gold that came the navy of Tharshish, came to Solomon in one year bringing gold, and silver, ivory,

, was six hundred threescore and and apes, and peacocks. six talents of gold,

23 So king Solomon exceeded 15 Besides that he had of the all the kings of the earth for merchantmen, and of the traffic riches and for wisdom. of the spice merchants, and of 24 And all the earth sought to all the kings of Arabia, and of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, the governors of the country. which God had put in his

16 And king Solomon made heart. two hundred targets of beaten 25 And they brought every gold: six hundred shekels of man his present, vessels of silgold went to one target.

ver, and vessels of gold, and gar17 And be made three hundred ments, and armour, and spices,

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