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David's firinces and officer's. CHAP. XXVIII.

His exhortation. 569 20 Of the children of Ephraim, Heshea || and with the mighty men, and with all the son of Azaziah : of the half tribe of the valiant men unto Jerusalem. Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

2 Then David the king stood up upon 21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in || his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah : of and my people : As for me, I had in mine Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner : | heart to build an house of rest for the ark

22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jero- of the covenant of the LORD, and for ham. These were the princes of the tribes the footstool of our God, and had made of Israel.

ready for the building : 23 I But David took not the number of 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt them from twenty years old and under : || not build an house for my name, bebecause the LORD had said he would cause thou hast been a man of war, and increase Israel like to the stars of the hast shed blood. heavens.

4 Howbeit the LORD Godof Israelchose 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to me before all the house of my father to number, but he finished not, because be king over Israel for ever : for he hath there fell wrath for it against Israel; nci chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the ther was the number put in the account house of Judah, the house of my father ; of the chronicles of king David.

and among the sons of my father he lik25 And over the king's treasures toased me to make me king over all Israel: Azmaveth the son of Adiel : and over 1 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD the store-houses in the fields, in the cities, hath given me many sons,) he hath chosand in the villages, and in the castles, en Solomon my son to sit upon the was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah : throne of the kingdom of the LORD O

26 And over them that did the work ver Israel. of the field for tillage of the ground was 6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy Ezri the son of Chelub:

son, he shall build my house and my 27 And over the vineyards was Shim courts : for I have chosen him to be my ei the Ramathite : over the increase of son, and I will be his father. the vineyards for the wine-cellars was 7 Moreover I will establish his kingZabdi the Shiphmite:

dom for ever, if he be constant to do my 28 And over the olive-trees and the syc- commandments and my judgments, as at amore-trees that were in the low plains, this day. was Baal-hanan the Gederite : and over 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the cellars of oil was Joash :

the congregation of the LORD, and in the 29 And over the herds that fed in audience of our God, keep and seek for Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite : and all the commandments of the LORD your over the herds that were in the valleys God: that ye may possess this good land, was Shaphat the son of Adlai:

and leave it for an inheritance for your 30 Over the camels also ava: Obil the children after you for ever. Ishmaelite : and over the asses was Jeh 9 1 And thou, Solomon my son, know deiah the Meronothite :

thou the God of thy father, and serve him 51 And over the flocks was Jaziz the with a perfect heart, and with a willing Hagerite. All these were the rulers of | mind : for the LORD searcheth all hearts the substance which was king David's. and understandeth all the imaginations

32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was || of the thoughts : if thou seek him, he a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: | will be found of thee; but if thou forsake and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with || him, he will cast thee off for ever. the king's sons :

10 Take heed now ; for the LORD 33 And Ahithophel was the king's hath chosen thee to build an house for the counsellor: and Hushai the Archite was sanctuary : be strong, and do it. the king's companion :

11 | Then David gave to Solomon his 34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada || son the pattern of the porch, and of the the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar : and houses thereof, and of the treasuries therethe general of the king's army was Joab. of, and of the upper chambers thereof, CHAP. XXVII.'

and of the inner parlours thereof, and of 1 David exhorteth to fear God. 9 He the place of the mercy-seat,

encourageth Solomon to build the temple. 12 And the pattern of all that he had A ND David assembled all the princes | by the spirit, of the courts of the house H of Israel, the princes of the tribes, ll of the LORD, and of all the chambers and the captains of the companies that || round about, of the treasuries of the ministered to the king by course, and the house of God, and of the treasuries of captains over the thousands, and captains ll the dedicated things : over the hundreds, and the stewards over | 13 Also for the courses of the priests all the substance and possession of the and the Levites, and for all the work king, and of his sons, with the officers, ll of the service of the house of the LORD,


370 David causeth the I. CHRONICLES. princes and profile to offer. and for all the vessels of service in the in 3 Moreover, because I have set my house of the LORD.

affection to the house of my God, I have 14 He gave of gold by weight for of mine own proper good, of gold and things of gold, for all instruments of all silver, which I have given to the house of manner of service; silver also for all in- / my God, over and above all that I have struments of silver by weight, for all in- prepared for the holy house, struments of every kind of service:

4 Even three thousand talents of gold, 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of the gold of Ophir, and seven thouof gold, and for their lamps of gold, by sand talents of refined silver, to overlay weight for every candlestick, and for the the walls of the houses withal: lanıps thereof : and for the candlesticks 5 The gold for things of gold, and the of silver by weight, both for the candie- silver for things of silver, and for all manstick, and also for the lamps thereof, ac- ner of work to be made by the hands of arcording to the use of every candlestick. tificers. And who then is willing to conse

16 And by weight he gave gold for the crate his service this day unto the Lord? tables of shew-bread, for every table; and 6 1 Then the chief of the fathers and tikewise silver for the tables of silver: princes of the tribes of Israel, and the

17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, captains of thousands and of hundreds, and the bowls, and the cups : and for the with the rulers over the king's work, ofgolden basons he gave gold by weight for fered willingly, every bason; and like vise silver by weight 7 And gave for the service of the house for every bason of silver:

of God of gold five thousand talents and 18 And for the altar of incense re- ten thousand drams, and of silver ten

thousand talents, and of brass eighteen pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, | thousand talents, and one hundred thouthat spread out their wings, and covered sand talents of iron. the ark of the covenant of the Lord. 8 And they with whom precious stones

19 All this, said David, the LORD | were found gave them to the treasure of made me understand in writing by his the house of the LORD, by the hand of hand upon me, even all the works of || Jehiel the Gershonite. this pattern.

9 Then the people rejoiced, for that 20 And David said to Solomon his son, they offered willingly, because with perBe strong, and of good courage, and do it: fect heart they offered willingly to the fear not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD LORD: and David the king also rejoiced God, even my God, will be with thee ; || with great joy. he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, un- | 10 | Wherefore David blessed the til thou hast finished all the work for the Lord before all the congregation : and service of the house of the LORD.

David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God 21. And behold, the courses of the of Israel our father, for ever and ever. priests and the Levites, even they shall be 11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, with thee for all the service of the house and the power, and the glory, and the of God: and there shall be with thee for victory, and the majesty : for all that is all manner of workmanship every willing || in the heaven and in the earth is tlune ; skilful man, for any manner of service : thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou also the princes and all the people will be art exalted as lead above all. wholly at thy commandment.

12 Both riches and honour come of thee, CHAP. XXIX.

and thou reignest over all; and in thine 1 David by his example causcth the firin- || hand is power and might; and in thine

ces and people to offer. 10 His thanka hand it is to make great, and to give giving. 26 His reign and death.

strength unto all.
TURTHERMORE David the king 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank

I said unto all the congregation, Solo thee, and praise thy glorious name.
mon my son, whom alone God hath chos- 14 But who am I, and what is my peo-
en, is yet young and tender, and the Il ple, that we should be able to offer so will-
work is great ; for the palace is not for ingly after this sort? for all things come of
man, but for the LORD God.

thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
2 Now I have prepared with all my 15 For we are strangers before thee,
might for the house of my God the and sojourners, as were all our fathers:
gald for things to be made of gold, and our days on the earth are as a shadow,
the silver for things of silver, and the and there is none abiding.
brass for things of brass, the iron for 16 0 LORD our God, all this store
things of iron, and wood for things of that we have prepared to build thee an
wood; onyx-stones, and stones to be set, || house for thine holy name cometh of thine
glistering stones, and of divers colours, hand, and is all thine own.
and all manner of precious stones, and 17 I know also, my God, that thou
inarble stones in abundance.

I triest the heart, and hast pleasure in up

David's thanksgiving:


His reign and death. 571 rightness. As for me, in the uprightness | unto the LORD to be the chief governor, of mine heart I have willingly offered all and Zadok to be priest. these things; and now have I seen with 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the joy thy people, which are present here, | Lord as king instead of David his father, to offer willingly unto thee.

and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 18 () LORD Gol of Abraham, Isaac, 24. And all the princes, and the mighty and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for men, and all the sons likewise of king ever in the imagination of the thoughts | David, submitted themselves unto Soloof the heart of thy people, and prepare | mon the king. their heart unto thee :

25 And the LORD magnified Solomon 19 And give unto Solomon my son all exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, || bestowed upon him such royal majesty as Thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to had not been on any king before him in do all these things, and to build the pal || Israel. ace, for the which I have made provision. 26 Thus David the son of Jesse

20 And David said to all the con reigned over all Israel. gregation, Now bless the LORD your God. 27 And the time that he reigned over And all the congregation blessed the Israel was forty years; seven years reignLORD God of their fathers, and bowed ed he in Hebron, and thirty and three down their heads, and worshipped the years reigned he in Jerusalem. LORD, and the king.

28 And he died in a good old age, full 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices un of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon to the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings his son reigned in his stead. unto the LORD, on the morrow after that 29 Now the acts of David the king, first day, even a thousand bullocks, a thou and last, behold, they are written in the sand rams, and a thousand lambs, with book of Samuel the seer, and in the book their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in a- of Nathan the prophet, and in the book bundance for all Israel:

of Gad the seer, 22 And did eat and drink before the 30 With all his reign and his might, LORD on that day with great gladness. and the times that went over him, and And they made Solomon the son of David | over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of king the second time, and anointed him ll the countries.


() at the tabernacle of the congregation, and 1 The solemn offering of Solomon at Gib- || offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon

eon. 7 His choice of wisdom is blessed | it. by God. 13 His strength and wealth. 79 In that night did God appear unto A’ND Solomon the son of David was Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I A strengthened in his kingdom, and shall give thee. the LORD his God was with him, and 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou magnified him exceedingly.

hast shewed great mercy unto David my 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, father, and hast made me to reign in his to the captains of thousands and of hun stead. dreds, and to the judges, and to every 9 Now, () LORD God, let thy promise governor in all Israel, the chief of the fa- unto David my father be established: for thers.

thou hast made me king over a people 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation like the dust of the earth in multitude. with him, went to the high place that 10 Give me now wisdom and knowlwas at Gibeon : for there was the taber- edge, that I may go out and come in benacle of the congregation of God, which || fore this people : for who can judge this Moses the servant of the Lord had made thy people, that is so great ? in the wilderness.

11 And God said to Solomon, Because 4 But the ark of God had David brought this was in thine heart, and thou hast not up froin Kirjath-jearım to the place which asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the David had prepared for it : for he had life of thine enemies, neither yet hast askpitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

ed long life; but hast asked wisdom and 5 Moreover the brazen altar, that Be knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest zaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had judge my people, over whom I have made, he put before the tabernacle of the made thee king: LORD: and Solomon and the congrega 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted tion sought unto it.

unto thec; and I will give thee riches, 6 And Solomon went up thither to the and wealth, and honour, such as none of brazen altar before the LORD, which was the kings have had that have been before 372 Solomon's message to Huram. II. CHRONICLES. His kind answer. thee, neither shall there any after thee 8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, have the like.

Il and algum-trces out of Lebanon : for I 13 Then Solomon came from his know that thy servants can skill to cut journey to the high place that was at timber in Lebanon; and behold, my serGibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tab- vants shall be with thy servants, ernacle of the congregation, and reigned 9 Even to prepare ine timber in abundover Israel.

Tiance: for the house which I am about to

horsemen : and he had a thousand and 10 And behold, I will give to thy serfour hundred chariots, and twelve thou- vants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty sand horsemen, which he placed in the thousand measures of beaten wheat, and chariot cities, and with the king at Jeru- twenty thousand measures of barley, and salem.

twenty thousand baths of wine, and twen15 And the king made silver and gold | ty thousand baths of oil. at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and || 11 Then Huram the king of Tyre ancedar-trees made he as the sycamore- || swered in writing, which he sent to Solotrees that are in the vale for abundance. Il mon,Because the Lord hath loved his peo

16 And Solomon had horses brought out ple, he hath made thee king over them. of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's mer-T 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be chants received the linen yarn at a price. the Lord God of Israel, that made heav

17 And they fetched up, and brought | en and earth, who hath given to David forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hun-| the king a wise son, endued with prudred shekels of silver, and an horse for an dence and understanding, that might hundred and fifty : and so brought they build an house for the LORD, and an out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, house for his kingdom. and for the kings of Syria, by their means. 13 And now I have sent a cunning man, • CHAP. II.

endued with understanding, of Huram 1, 17, Solomon's labourers for the build- || my father's, ing of the temple. 3 His message to | 14 The son of a woman of the daugh

Huram. 11 KÍuram's kind answer. ll ters of Dan, and his father zuis a man of AND Solomon determined to build an Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, A house for the name of the Lord, il in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber and an house for his kingdom,

in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and 2 And Solomon told out threescore and in crimson ; also to grave any manner of ten thousand men to bear burdens, and il graving, and to find out every device fourscore thousand to hew in the moun- | which shall be put to him, with thy cuntain, and three thousand and six hundredning men, and with the cunning men of to oversee them.

ll my lord David thy father. 3 | And Solomon sent to Huram the 15 Now tlierefore the wheat, and the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal ibarley, the oil, and the wine which my with David my father, and didst send lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his hiin cedars to build him an house to servants; dwell therein, puen so deal with me.

16 And we will cut wood out of Leba4 Behold, I build an house to the name non, as much as thou shalt reed: and we of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to || will bring it to thee in floats by sea to him, and to burn before him sweet in Joppa ; and thou shalt carry it up to Jeeense, and for the continual shew-brcad, || rusalem. and for the burnt-offerings morning and 17 | And Solomon numbered all the evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new strangers that were in the land of Israel, moons, and on the solemn feasts of the after the numbering wherewith David his LORD our God. This is an ordinance | father had numbered them; and they were for ever to Israel.

found an hundred and fifty thousand and 5 And the house which I build is great: | three thousand and six hundred. for great is our God above all gods.

18 And he set threescore and ten 6 But who is able to build him an ll thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, house, seeing the heaven and heaven of and fourscore thousand to be hewers in heavens cannot contain him? who am I the mountain, and three thousand and then that I should build him an house, six hundred overseers to set the people a save only to burn sacrifice before him? work. 7 Send me now therefore a man cun

CHAP. III. ning to work in gold, and in silver, and in 1 The place and time of building the tembrass, and in iron, and in purple, and ple. 3 The measure and ornaments of crimson, and blue, and that can skill to the house. 11 The cherubims. grave with the cunning men that are THEN Solomon began to build the with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, 1 house of the LORD at Jerusalem in phom David my father did proviđc. i mountMorial, where the LORD appear.

The building of the temple. CHAP. IV. The altar and molter sea. 373 ed unto David his father, in the place that the temple, one on the right hand, and David had prepared in the threshing- the other on the left; and called the nanic floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

| of that on the right hand Jachin, and the 2 And he began to build in the second name of that on the left Boaz. day of the second month, in the fourth

CHAP. IV. year of his reign,

1 The allar of brass. 2 The miolton sea. 31 Now these are the things wherein 6 The tin lavers, candlesticks, and Solomon was instructed for the building of tables. 19 The instruments of gold. the house of God. The length by cubits M OREOVER he made an altar of after the first measure was threescore

brass, twenty cubits thic length cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. Whereof, and twenty cubits the breadth

4 And the porch that was in the front thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof. of the house, the length of it was accord 2 Also he made a molten sca of ten ing to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits from brim to brim, round in comcubits, and the height was an hundred pass, and five cubits the lieight thereof; and twenty: and he overlaid it within and a line of thirty cubits did compass it with pure gold.

round about. 5 And the greater house he ceiled with 3. And under it was the similitude of fir-tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, oxen, which did compass it round about: and set thereon palm-trees and chains. ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round

6 And he garnished the house with | about. Two rows of oxen were cast, precious stones for beauty: and the gold when it was cast. tras gold of Parvaim.

4 It stood upon twelvcoxen, thrce look7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, lling toward the north, and three looking the posts, and the walls thereof, and the toward the west, and three looking toward doors thereof, with gold; and graved che- l the south, and three looking toward the rubims on the walls.

east: and the sea was set above upon 8 And he made the most holy house, I them, and all their hinder parts were the length whereof was according to the il inward. breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and 15 And the thickness of it was an handthe breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he breadth, and the brim of it like the work overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilsix hundred talents.

ies; and it received and held three 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty thousand baths. shekels of gold. And he overlaid the up-1 6 T He made also ten lavers, and put per chambers with gold.

five on the right hand, and five on the 10 And in the most holy house he made | left, to wash in them : such things as they two cherubims of image-work, and over- offered for the burnt-offering they waslilaid them with gold.

ed in thein; but the sea was for the 11 And the wings of the cherubims priests to wash in. were twenty cubits long: one wing of the 1 7 And he made ten candlesticks of one cherub was five cubits, reaching to l gold according to their form, and set them the wall of the house: and the other wing in the temple, five on the right hand, and seas likewise five cubits, reaching to the five on the left. wing of the other cherub.

8 He made also ten tables, and placed 12 And one wing of the other cherub them in the temple, five on the right side, quas five cubits, reaching to the wall of li and five on the left. And he made an the house: and the other wing was five hundred basons of gold. cubits also, joining tu the wing of the ll 9 | Furthermore he made the court other cherub.

of the priests, and the great court, and 13 The wings of these cherubims spread doors for the court, and overlaid the doors themselves forth twenty cubits; and they of them with brass. stood on their feet, and their faces were 10 And he set the sea on the right side inward.

of the east end, over against the south. 14 | And he made the veil of. blue, ll 11 And Huram made the pots, and the and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, I shovels, and the basons. And Huram and wrought cherubims thereon.

finished the work that he was to make 15 Also he made before the house two for king Solomon for the house of Gol; pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pomthe chapiter that was on the top of each | mels, and the chapiters which were on the of them was fire cubits.

| top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths 16 And he made chains, as in the or- to cover the two pommels of the chapitei's acle, and put them on the heads of the li which were on the top of the pillars; pillars; and made an hundred pomegran- || 13 And four hundred pomegranates ates, and put them on the chains. ll on the two wreatlıs; two rows of poinc

17 And he reared up the pillars before i granates on cach wreath, to cover the

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