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The altar of brass.

2 CHRONICLES, IV. The court. laid the upper chambers with gold. B. C. 1012. handbreadth, and the brim of it 10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims 5 of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

like the work of the brim of a cup. 2 with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

1 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.

12 And one wing of the other che-1 rub was five cubits, reaching to the! wall of the house: and the other

wing was five cubits also, joining toi

The altar of brass and ornaments for the house.

5 or, (as


think) of

5 or, toward
the house.

the wing of the other cherub.


13 The wings of these cherubims|
spread themselves forth twenty long.
cubits: and they stood on their
fect, and their faces were 6 inward.
11 And he made the veil h of
blue, and purple, and crimson, and
fine linen, and 7 wrought cheru-
binis thereon.

9i.e. he shall
10 i. e. in it is

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast when it was cast.

h Ex.26.31.
7 caused to


(CHAP. 4.)

15 Also he made before the house two pillars i of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that! was on the top of each of them was five cubits.

2Ki. 16.14.

b 1Ki.7.23,


16 And he made chains, as in the
oracle, and put them on the heads:
of the pillars; and made an hundred from his
pomegranates, and put them on the

brim to
his brim.

17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand 9 Jachin, and the name of that on the left 10 Boaz.


4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

5 And the thickness of it was an


7 And he made ten candlesticks
of gold according to their form.d
Ki.7.15-21. and set them in the temple, five on
the right hand, and five on the left.
8 He made also ten tables, and
placed them in the temple, five on
the right side, and five on the left.
And he made an hundred 4 basins
of gold.

OREOVER he made an altara d Ex.25.31

Mof brass, twenty cubits the


length thereof, and twenty cubits
the breadth thereof, and ten cubits
the height thereof.




Also he made a molten sea bor, bowls. of ten cubits 1 from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits e 1Ki.6.36. the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

or, he a

3 the work
of burnt-

c He.9.23.

s finished to



face of the. ƒ 1K1.7.27,43.



or, cal-
8 made

bright, or,

9 thicknesses

of the ground.

h Ex.25.30.

6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: 3 such things as they offered for the burntoffering they washed c in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Furthermore, he made the courte of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

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Induction of the ark.

2 CHRONICLES, V, VI. A cloud filleth the temple. 20 Moreover the candlesticks with B. C. 1912. children of Israel, when they came their lamps, that they should burni out of Egypt. after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold:

21 And the flowers, k and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that 10 perfect gold:

11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were 3 present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course: m

22 And the snuffers, and the 11 ba

sins, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereef for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.

of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their 12 Also n the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding o with trumpets :) 13 It came even to pass, as the umpeters and singers were as one, to make one p sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For q he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for r the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God. CHAPTER VI.

A Ex.25.31,



10 perfections

11 or, bowls.
of gold.
(CHAP. 5.)

a 1 Ki.7.51.

e IKI.8.1,&c.

CHAPTER V. God being praised, giveth a visible sign of his favour.


THUS all the work that Solo-e 281.6.12.

d Nu. 10.33,


LORD was finished: and Solomon ƒ Ps.2.6.
brought in all the b things that Da-
vid his father had dedicated; and
the silver, and the gold, and all the g ch.7.8-10.
instruments, put he among the
treasures of the house of God.


7 And the priests brought in h the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the

house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims: i

h Ps. 132.8.
i Ex.37.7-9.
A Ex.37.3-5.

2 Then c Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark d of the covenant of the LORD: out of the city e of David, which is Zion. f

1 De. 10.2-5.

3 Wherefore all the men of Israel 2 or, where.
assembled themselves unto the
king in the feast g which was in the
seventh month.

o 1Ch. 15.24.

p Re.5.8-14.

4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark. 5 And they brought up the ark, n 1Ch.25.1. and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacie, these did the priests and the Levites bring up. 6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

9 1Ch.16.34

or, they
are there,
as 1Ki.8.8.

3 found.
m ch.35.4.

4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who e hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying,

5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house

in, that f my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:

8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the ace of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the k staves thereof above.

6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, g that my name might be there; and have chosen David h to be over my people Israel.

9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves 7 Now i it was in the heart of e Lu. 1.68-70. were seen from the ark before the David my father to build an house oracle; but they were not seen f De. 12.5,11. for the name of the LORD God of without. And I there it is unto this day.



ch. 12.13. h 1Ch.28.4. 10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses li 2Sa.7.2,&c. put therein at Horeb, 2 when the ICh.28.2,&c. LORD made a covenant with the

8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:

41. Ps. CXXXVI.

r ch.7.2.


(CHAP. 6.) a1K1.8.12, &c.

b Le. 16.2.

Ps. 18.11.
Na. 1.3.

Solomon's prayer at the consecration of the temple.

T THEN a said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. b

2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

3 And the king turned his face, and blessed c the whole congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood.)d

c Nu.6.23,27.
d Ne.8.5.


Solomon's prayer at the

9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not | B. C. 1004. build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, hek 1Ch.29.23. shall build the house for my name. 1 1Ch.17.11. 10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spo-m ch.5.7.10. ken: for I am risen up in the room n 1Ki.8.22,&c of David my father, and am set k 1 the length on the throne of Israel, as the LORD thereof, &c. promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD o Ne.8.4. God of Israel.

p Ex. 15.11. De.4.39. 7.9. Ne.1.5. Da.9.4. 1Ch.22.9.

11 And in it have I put m the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the child-q ren of Israel.

12 And n he stood before the altar of the LORD, the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

13 (For Solomon had made a bra-| zen scaffold, of five cubits 1 long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the, midst of the court: and upon it he stood, o and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his. hands toward heaven,)

14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is p no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which q keepest covenant, and showest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

3 or, in.


15 Thon which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised r him; y ch.30.27. and spakest with thy mouth, and s5 hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

z 2Ki.9.26.

Ps. 10. 14.

Je.28.16, 17.


or, smitten. or, toward.

16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised t him, saying, There shall not 2 fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel: yet so u that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my a Ps. 106.40law, as thou hast walked before me. 17 Now then, O LORD God of Is-b1Ki. 17, &18. rael, let thy word be verified, which Is.5.6. thou hast spoken unto thy servant c Je.5.24. David. Eze.34.26. Hos.2.21,22. d ch.20.5-13.


18 (But will God in very deed dwell with v men on the earth? ehold, wo heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!)

s ver.4. t2S3,7,12-16. IKI.2.4. 6.12.

2 a man be cut off.

u Ps. 132.12. v Ex.29.45,

46. Ps.68.18. w ch.2.6. Is.66.1. Ac.7.49. x Ps. 121.4.

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he require

an oath of him.

e Joel 1.4,11. 2.25.

8 land of their gates. ch.32.24.

Ja.5. 13.


19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:

g Ps.32.2-6.


9 or, toward.

20 That thine eyes may be open r upon this house day and night, h Ps.62.12. upon the place whereof thou hast..

consecration of the temple.

said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth 3 toward this place.

21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall 4 make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling-place, y even from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.

22 T If a man sin against his neighbour, and 5 an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;

23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing z his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness. 21

And if thy people Israel be 6 put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee 7 in this house;

25 Then a hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers. 26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, b because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;

27 Then hear thou from heaven,

and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way wherein they should walk; and send rainc upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.

28 If there be dearth d in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, e or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore,f or whatsoever sickness there be:

29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his g own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands 9 in this house:

30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and h render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest

His solemn sacrifice.
B. C. 1004. | face of thine anointed: remember
the v mercies of David thy servant.
all the days

God giveth to Solomon promises upon

11 upon the
face of.
i Is.56.3.6,7.
Juo. 10. 16.
Ep.2. 12, 13.
k Ps.46.10.

1 Je. 10.7.

Solomon's prayer.

the hearts of the children of men :) 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, 10 so long as they live 11 in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

32 Moreover concerning the i stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretchedout arm; if they come and pray in this house; 33 Then hear thou from the hea-12 thy name vens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all & people of the earth may know hy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that 12 this house which I haven Ps.9.3,4. built is called by thy name. 13 or, right. o Ec.7.20.

is called upon this house.

m ch.14.11,

34 If thy people go out to war m
against their enemies by the way
thou shalt send them, and they pray
unto thee toward this city which 14 they that
thou hast chosen, and the house
which I have built for thy name;


35 Then hear thou from the hea-
vens their prayer and their suppli-
tion, and maintain their 13 cause. 15 bring back oxen, and an hundred and twenty

take them
carry them

5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand

38 If they sin against thee, (for o there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and

to their

p Je.29.12-14.

q Da.6.10.
r Da.9.16-19.

deliver them over before their ene-
mies, and 14 they carry them away
captives unto a land far off or near; 16 or, right.
37 Yet if they 15 bethink them-17 to the
selves in the land whither they are prayer of
carried captive, and turn and pray this place.
unto thee in the land of their cap-s Ps. 132.8.&c.
tivity, saying, We have sinned, we t 1Ch.28.2.
have done amiss, and have dealt


38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city q which thou hast chosen,and toward the house which 1 have built for thy name:


39 Then r hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and manitain their 16 cause,and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

40 Now, my God, let, (1 beseech thee,) thine eyes be open, and let. thine ears be attent 17 unto the prayer that is made in this place. 41 Now therefore arise, s O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.u 42 O LORD God, turn not away the



u Ne.9.25.

(CHAP. 7.)



TOW a when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire b came down from heaven, and con-. sumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and the glory c of the LORD filled the house.

1 hand.
f ch.5.12.
Jos. 13.3,5.
2 restraint.

h 1Ki.9.1,&c.

2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.

3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; ford his mercy endureth for


4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.

thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

6 And the priests waited on their offices: thee Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their 1 ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt-offerings, and the meatofferings, and the fat.

1 Ki. 18 38.

c ch.5.13,14.
Eze. 10.3,4.

8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. 9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn 2 assembly: for they kept ICh. 16.41.the dedication of the aitar seven Ps. 103.17. days, and the feast seven days.

d ch.20.21.


10 And on the three and twentieth He.7.21.25. day of the seventh month he sent

e ICh.15.15.

the people away into their tents. glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

11 Thus h Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's

God appeareth to Solomon. 2 CHRONICLES, VIII.

Solomon's buildings.

house and all that came into Solo B. C. 992. AND a it came to pass (at the end

of twenty years,

mon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

mon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,)

12 T And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and i have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

3 And Solomon went to ò Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

i De. 12.5.

k ch.6.26,28.
Ps. 107.34.

upon whom
my name
is called.

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, 3 which are called by my name, shall humble them-n Is.45.19. selves, and pray, m and seek n my face, and turn o from their wicked ways; thenp will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and


will heal their land.

m Ac.9.11.


1 Solomon's buildings. 17 He fetcheth gold from Ophir.

o Is.59.20.


ch. 6.27,30.

to the
prayer of
this place.

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent 4 unto the prayer that is made in this place.

5 be cut off
to thee.

16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.



17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father r Je.22.8,9. walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;

18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have Covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not 5 fail thee; a man to be ruler in Israel.

7T As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the AmorLe.26.14,&cites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel,

8 But of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay tribute f until this day.

9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen. 10 And these were the chief of

19 But q if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my command-e Jos. 16.3.5. king Solomon's officers, even two g ments, which I have set before you, hundred and fifty, that bare rule and shall go and serve other gods, over the people. and worship them;


1 the desire of 11 T And Solomon brought up the daughter h of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said,

Solomon which he.


20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, d Ec.2.4,&c. which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, e 1Ki.7.2. and will make it to be a proverb and a by-word among all nations. 21 And this house, which is high, Jos. 16.10. shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say,r Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto h 1Ki.3.1. this house?

My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are 2 holy whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come. 12 T Then Solomon offered burntofferings unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the i porch,


g 1Ki.9,23.


13 Even after a certain rate every k day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

(CHAP. 8.) a 1Ki.9.10,


b Nu.34.8.

22 And it shall be answered, Be-
cause they forsook the LORD God 2 holiness.
of their fathers, which brought
them forth out of the land of Egypt,
and laid hold on other gods, and
worshipped them,and served them:
therefore hath he brought all this
evil upon them.

i Jno.10.23.
k Ex.29.38.


De. 16. 16. mlCh.XXIV. XXV.

5 Also he built Beth-horon c the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

6 And Baalath, and all the storecities that Solomon had, and all the chariot-cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all 1 that Solomon desired d to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, e and throughout all the land of his dominion.

14 ¶ And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses m of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister be

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