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David's several officers.

1 CHRONICLES, XXVIII. 16 Furthermore over the tribes B. C. 1015. of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: 1 ch.26.30. of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah / the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok :

18 Of Judah, Elihu, m one of the brethren of David of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:

19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel:

20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Ab

24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath o for it against Israel; neither 4 was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

25 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:

26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub: 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over 5 the increase of the vineyards for the wine-cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite :

m 1Sa. 16.6, Eliab.

n Ge. 15.5.

0 ch.21.7.

31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.

32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and

2Sa.21.15. 4 ascended.


22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. 23 But David took not the num-s 1Ki. 1.7. ber of them from twenty years old t ch.11.6. and under: because the LORD had said n he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.

5 that which

was of the

vineyards. p 1Ki. 10.27.

6 or, secretary.

or, Hach


q 2Sa. 15.12. 2Sa. 15.37.


(CHAP. 28.) a ch.27.16.

b ch.27.1,2.

c ch.27.25.

1 or, cattle.

2 or, and his


3 or,cunuchs. d ch. 11.10,&c e 2Sa.7.2.

Ps. 132.2-7. f Ps.09.5. La.2.1. g 1Ki.5.3. 4 Lloods.

h 1Sa. 16.7-13.

i ch.5.2. Ge.49.8, 10. Ps.60.7.

78.68. He.7.14.

28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees p that were in the low plains, was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash :

k 1Sa. 16.1. I ch.3. 1,&c. m ch.22.9,10. n 25a.7.13, 14. 29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: och 22.13. and over the herds that were in the strong. valleys was Shaphat the son of Ad-p De.4.6. lai : Mat.5.14-16. q De.29.10,15. r Ps. 119.4,10. s Is.34.16. Ac. 17. 11.

30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:

t De.6.1-3.

u Ezr.9.12.

Pr. 13.22.

His ex hortation.

a 6 scribe: and Jehiel the 7 son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons.

33 And Ahithophel q was the king's counsellor: and Hushair the Archite was the king's companion:

31 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathars and the general of the king's army was Joab.t CHAPTER XXVIII.

David encourageth Solomon to build the temple.

AND David assembled all the

princes of Israel, the princes a of the tribes, and the captains of the companies b that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards cover all the substance and 1 possession of the king, 2 and of his sons, with the 3 officers, and with the d mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.

2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren and my people: As for me, I had e in my heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool fof our God, and had made ready for the building:

3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, g because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed 4 blood. 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me h before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever for he hath chosen Judahi to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah the house k of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:

5 And of all my sons (for the LORD hath given me many sous,) he hath chosen Solomon m my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

6 And he said n unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if o he be 5 constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.

8 Now therefore in the sight p of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, q keep r and s seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God that t ye may possess this good land, and leave u it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.

David encourageth Solomon. 1 CHRONICLES, XXIX. 9 And thou, Solomon my son, v B. C. 1015. know thou the God of thy father, and serve w him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind:

for the LORD searcheth y all hearts,

and understandeth z all the imaginations of the thoughts: if a thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

v Je.9.24.
Jno. 17.3.

13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels e of service in the house of the LORD.


Job 36.11,


10 Take heed now; for b the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house

for the sanctuary: be strong, and y 1Sa. 16.7.

do it.

Je. 17.10.

z Ps. 139.2.

a 2Ch.15.2.

b ver.6.


Ps. 101.2.


11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy-seat, 12 And the pattern c of all that 6 he


was with FUR



had by the spirit, of the courts of and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries d of the dedicated

d ch.26.20.



f Zec.4.2.
Re. 1.13,20.
1Sa.2. 13, 14.
h Ex.25.18,


22. 1Sa.4.4. 1Ki.6.23.


17 And also pure gold for the g flesh-hooks, and the bowls, and the cups and for the golden basins he gave gold by weight for every basin; and likewise silver by weight, for every basin of silver.

c Ex.25.40.

14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments i ver. 11,12. of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:

k ch.22.13.

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16 And by weight he gave gold foro Ro. 13.1. the tables of show-bread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver.

(CHAP. 29.)

a ch.22.5.

1 Ki.3.7.
Pr. 4.3.
b Ex.28.20.


Re.21.18. c 1 Ki.9.28. Job.28.16.

18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubinus, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

19 All this, said David, the LORD i e ch.27.1,&c. made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the f2C0.9.7. works of this pattern.

d Ex.81.2,3.
fill his

Gifts for the temple.

| 20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be k strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until God, will be with thee; he will

thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

21 And, behold, the courses m of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee, for all manner of workmanship, every willing skilful n man, for any manner of service also the princes and all the people will be wholly o at thy commandment.


10 David's thanksgiving and prayer: 26 His reign and death. URTHERMORE David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young a and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.

2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyxstones b and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, c and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:

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1) Wherefore David blessed 1; the LORD before all the conzegation and David said. Blessed& be thon, LORD God of Israel! our father, for ever and ever

Il Thine, m O LORD, is the great

ness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine: tine s the kinzm. O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

12 Both in riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine Land is o to make great, and to give strength p

unto au

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious

À Ps. 89.52.
IT. 1.17.

17 I know also, my God, that thou u triest the heart, and hast pleasure

in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are 5 present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

His reign and death.

a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and the statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which z I have made proviSton. 28.



n De.S. IS.

© Fs.75.6.7. pls.40.23.


2 ritzin, or,

Ja. 1. 17.

7.8.18. Es.5.19.

Re. 11.36.

3 hand.

r Ps.39.12.

Job 14.2.



14 But who am I. and what is my t Ps.24.1. people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort for all things come of thee, and q of thine 3 own have we given thee.

15 For r we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our s days on the earth cre as a shadow, and there is noue 4 abiding.


16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name

corth of thine hand, and is all

thine own.t


Is. 10.6,8.
Ja. 4. 14.

u ch.25.9.

5 or, found.
sor, stallish,

Ps. 10.17.

Pr. 16. 1.

18 0 LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers. keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and 6 prepare w their heart unto thee:

19 And give unto Solomon my son.


z ch.22.14.

y Ps. 145.1.

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a Ec.2.9.

b 1.Ki.2.11.

e Ge.25.8.
d Job 5.26.

8 words, or,

e Da.4.23,25.


20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless y the LORD Your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the


21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burntofferings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:

22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and z anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

21 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David. 7 submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed a upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

25 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

27 And the time that he reigned

over Israel ras forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

29 And he died c in a good old age, full d of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are wntten in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the 8 book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer.

30 With all his reign and his might, and the times e that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

The Second Book of the CHRONICLES.

CHAPTER I. Solomon's choice of wisdom blessed by God.

a the son David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD b his God was with him, and magnified c him exceedingly.

d 1Ch.27.1.

2 Then Solomon spake unto all e 1Ki.3.4,&c. Israel, to the captains d of thousands and of hundreds, and to the f 1Ch.16.39. judges, and to every governor in all g 1Ch.15.1, Israel, the chief of the fathers.


4 But g the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went e to the high h Ex.38.1,2. place that was at Gibeon; for there 1 or, was f was the tabernacle of the congre- there. gation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.

5 Moreover the brazen altar, h that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, 1 he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

B. C. 1015. mayest judge my people, over
whom I have made thee king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is n
granted unto thee; and o I will
give thee riches, and wealth, and
honour, such as none of p the kings
have had that have been before thee,
neither shall there any after thee
have the like.

13 Then Solomon came from

his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.

14 And Solomon gathered chariots q and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

a IKI.2.46.

b Ge.39.2.
c 1Ch.29.25.

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i 1Ch.28.5.

2 much as

the dust of
the earth.

k Pr.4.7.

6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it.

n ch.9.22.
Ja. 1.5.
o Mat.6.33.

7 In that night did God appear
unto Solornon, and said unto him, P 1Ch.29.25.

Ask what I shall give thee.

q 1Ki.10.16,



m Pr.23.7.

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(CHAP. 2.)


11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, m and 1 or. Hiram, thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine ene-b 1Ch.14.1. mies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou

c Ex.30.7.

15 Andr the king 3 made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance.

16 And 4 Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by

their 5 means.

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of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

3 And a Solomon sent 1 Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David b my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.

4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn c be

Huram's answer to Solomon. 2 CHRONICLES, III.
fore him 2 sweet incense, and for B. C. 1015.
the continual show-bread, d and for
the burnt-offerings e morning and
evening, on the sabbaths, and on
the new moons, and on the solemn
feasts of the LORD our God. This is,
an ordinance for ever to Israel.
5 And the house which I build is
great for f great is our God above
all gods.

d Ex.25.30.
e Nu.28.3,&c.
f Ps. 135.5.


6 But a who 3 is able to build him g an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill 4 to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom i David my father did provide.

8 Send me also cedar trees, fir. trees, and 5 algum trees, out of Lebanon: (for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon;) and, behold. my servants shall be with thy servants,

9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance for the house which I am about to build shall be 6 wonderful great.

10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut tim-| ber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.



2 incense of

g Is.66.1,2.


hath re-
tained, or,
h ch.6.18.

4 to grave


i 1Ch.22.15.


or, almug


IKI. 10.11.

6 great and
k 1 Ki. 10.9.

Building of the temple.

15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:

11 T Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because k the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven / and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and under-1 standing, that inight build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, 8 as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to 9 Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

17 And n Solomon numbered all 10 the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numberingo wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were I found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens. and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain,and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work. CHAPTER III.

1 Ps.33.6.

to build

Ac. 14.15. Re. 10.6. knowing. m 1 Ki.7.13, 14.

The place and time of building the temple. HEN a Solomon Je. 10.10,11. the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount b Moriah, 1 where the LORD c appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of 2 Ornan the Jebusite.

2 And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

3 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was 3 instructed d for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

4 And the porch e that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height he overlaid it within with pure gold. was an hundred and twenty: and 5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

8 according
to all thy


Jos. 19.46.

n ch.8.7,8.
10 the men,

o 1Ch.22.2.

(CHAP. 3.) a 1Ki.6.1,&c. b Ge.22.2,14. or, which

was seen

of David his father. 13 And now I have sent a cunning e 1Ch.21.18. man, (endued with understanding,) 2 or, Arauof Huram my father's, nah,

14 The m son of a woman of the 2Sr.24.18. daughters of Dan, and his father 3 founded. was a man of Tyre, skilful to work d 1Ch.28.11. in gold, and in silver, in brass, in e Jno. 10.23. iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every de- 1Ch.29.2, thereof twenty cubits: and he over

Ac.3.11. 5.12. 4 covered.

8 And he made the most holy g house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth


vice which shall be put to him, with
thy cunning men, and with the
cunning men of my lord David thy g He.9.3-9.


6 And he 4 garnished the house with precious stones f for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim. 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the | walls.

laid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he over

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