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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 5, 6. (Continued.)

(Continued.) when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one 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 he is good;

for his mercy endureth for ever:] c'oud filled the house that the house was filled with a cloud, 11 of the LORD,

that 14 even the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD filled for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

the house of God. 12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD 6 Then spake Solomon, The LORD

hath said that he would dwell in hath said that he would dwell in 13 the thick darkness. I have 2 the thick darkness. (But] I have [surely o] built thee an house of

built thee an house of habitation, a place for thee to habitation, [and]a place for thee to 14 dwell in for ever. And the king dwell in for ever. And the king

turned his face, and blessed all the turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all congregation of Israel : and all

the congregation of Israel stood. the congregation of Israel stood. 15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD, 4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD,

the God of Israel, which spake the God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my with his mouth unto David my

father, and hath with his hand father, and hath with his hands 16 fulfilled it, saying, Since the day 5 fulfilled it, saying, Since the day that I brought forth my people

that I brought forth my people [Israel] out of

Egypt,

out of the land of] Egypt, I chose no city out of all the I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be theref; that my name might be there;

[neither chose I any man to be prince over my people Israel : 6 but I have chosen Jerusalem,

that my name might be there ;] but I chose David to be over and have chosen David to be over 17 my people Israel. Now it was in 7 my people Israel. Now it was in

the heart of David my father to the heart of David my father to

build an house for the name of build an house for the name of 18 the LORD, the God of Israel. But 8 the LORD, the God of Israel. But

the LORD said unto David my the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house for my heart to build an house for my

name, thou didst well that it was name, thou didst well that it was 19 in thine heart : nevertheless thou 9 in thine heart : nevertheless thou

shalt not build the house ; but shalt not build the house ; but thy son that shall come forth out thy son that shall come forth out

of thy loins, he shall build the of thy loins, he shall build the 20 house for my name.

And the 10 house for my name. And the

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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 6. (Continued.)

(Continued.) LORD hath performed his word LORD hath performed his word that he spake ; for I am risen up that he spake; for I am risen up in the room of David my father, in the room David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have as the LORD promised, and have

built the house for the name of built the house for the name of 21 the LORD, the God of Israel. And 11 the LORD, the God of Israel. And there have I set [a place for] the there have I set .

the ark, wherein is the covenant of ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with the LORD, which he made with our fathers, (when he brought them the children of Israel. out of the land of Egypt.]

(§ 21.) A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 6. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) 22 And Solomon stood before the 12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence

altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands 13 and spread forth his hands : [for

Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congrega

tion of Israel, and spread forth 23

toward heaven: and 14 his hands] toward heaven : and he said, O LORD, the God of Israel, he said, O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in

there is no God like thee, in [the] heaven (above], earth heaven,

or in the earth ; [beneath]; who keepest covenant

who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants, and mercy with thy servants,

that walk before thee with all that walk before thee with all 24 their heart : who hast kept with 15 their heart : who hast kept with

thy servant David my father that thy servant David my father that which thou didst promise him : which thou didst promise him : yea, thou spakest with thy mouth, yea, thou spakest with thy mouth,

and hast fulfilled it with thine and hast fulfilled it with thine 25 hand, as it is this day. Now 16 hand, as it is this day. Now

therefore, O LORD, the God of therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with thy servant Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man There shall not fail thee a man

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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 6. (Continued.)

(Continued.) in my sight to sit on the throne in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel ; if only thy children of Israel ; if only thy children take heed to their way, to walk take heed to their way, to walk

before me as thou hast walked in my law as thou hast walked 26 before me. Now therefore, o 17 before me. Now therefore, O

God of Israel, let thy (LORD, the] God of Israel, let thy word, [I pray thee,] be verified, word

be verified, which thou spakest unto thy which thou spakest unto thy servant David (my father).

servant David. 27 But will God in very deed 18 But will God in very deed dwell.

on the earth ? dwell (with men] on the earth ? behold, heaven and the heaven behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee ; of heavens cannot contain thee;

how much less this house that how much less this house which 28 I have builded ! Yet have thou 19 I have builded! Yet have thou

respect unto the prayer of thy respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which the cry and to the prayer which

thy servant prayeth before thee thy servant prayeth before thee: 29 [this day): that thine eyes may 20.

that thine eyes may be open toward this house night be open toward this house day and day, even toward the place and night, even toward the place whereof thou hast said, My whereof thou hast said that thou

shall be therea; to wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which hearken unto the prayer which

thy servant shall pray toward thy servant shall pray toward 30 this place. And hearken thou to 21 this place. And hearken thou to

the supplication of thy servant, the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place : they shall pray toward this place : yea, hear thou in b heaven thy yea, hear thou from thy dwelling dwelling

and when place, even from heaven ; and when thou hearest, forgive.

thou hearest, forgive. 31 If a man sin against his neigh- 22 If a man sin against his neigh

bour, and an oath be laid upon bour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and him to cause him to swear, and

he come and swear before thine he come and swear before thine 32 altar in this house: then hear 23 altar in this house: then hear

thou in heaven, and do, and thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning e judge thy servants, requiting the wicked, to bring his way the wicked, to bring his way upon his own head ; and justi- upon his own head ; and justi. fying the righteous, to give him fying the righteous, to give him

according to his righteousness. according to his righteousness. 33 When thy people Israel be 24 And if thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy,

smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against because they have sinned against thee; if they turn again [to thee), thee; and shall turn again .

name

place ;

§ 21.—There are other instances of the direct being turned into the oblique. b A. usually puts no preposition at all in this formula, B. usually has in. • . A. . .

.להשיב .B ,להרשיע c Possibly a various reading

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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 6. (Continued.)

(Continued.) and confess thy name, and pray and confess thy name, and pray

and make supplication unto thee and make supplication before thee 34 in this house : then hear thou in 25 in this house: then hear thou from

heaven, and forgive the sin of heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou again unto the land which thou gavest to

their gavest to [them and to] their fathers.

fathers. 35 When . heaven is shut up, 26 When [the] heaven is shut up,

and there is no rain, because and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn and confess thy name, and turn

from their sin, when thou dost from their sin, when thou dost 36 afflict them; then hear thou in a 27 afflict them : then hear thou in

heaven, and forgive the sin of heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou teachest them Israel, when thou teachest them the good way wherein they should the good way wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to land, which thou hast given to

thy people for an inheritance. thy people for an inheritance. 37 If there be in the land famine, 28 If there be in the land famine,

if there be pestilence, if there be if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, mildew, locust

blasting (ore) mildew, locust [or] caterpiller; if their enemy besiege caterpiller; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities ; them in the land of their cities ;

whatsoever plague, whatso- whatsoever plague [or] whatso38 ever sickness there be ; what 29 ever sickness there be ; what

prayer and supplication soever prayer and supplication soever be made by any man,

by all

be made by any man, [or] by all thy people Israel, which shall thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of know every man his own plague his own hearts, and shall spread and his own sorrow, and shall spread

forth his hands toward this house: forth his hands toward this house : 39 then hear thou in heaven thy 30 then hear thou from heaven thy

dwelling place, and forgive, (and dwelling place, and forgive, do,) and render unto every man

and render unto every man according to all his ways, whose according to all his ways, whose heart thou knowest ; (for thou, heart thou knowest ; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the even thou only, knowest the

hearts of (all] the children of hearts of . the children of 40 men ;) that they may fear thee 31 men ;) that they may fear thee,

.all the days [to walk in thy ways,] so long that they live in the land which as they live in the land which

thou gavest unto our fathers. thou gavest unto our fathers. 41 Moreover concerning

Moreover concerning the stranger, that is not of thy stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come people Israel, when he shall come A. 1 Kings 8.

the 32

d In this case B. simply copies A.'s idiom instead of putting from heaven.' • There is a tendency in B. to add conjunctions so as to make the sentences more smooth. Possibly grown out of a various reading; A. 1735. B. 12x301; but not probable. The LXX agrees with our texts.

B. 2 Chron. 6. (Continued.)

(Continued.) from a far country for the sake of from a far country for the sake of 42 thy [name; for they shall hear thy of thy) great name, and thy

great name, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; when he shall come out arm; when they shall come

and pray toward this house ; 33 and pray toward this house: (then] 43 hear thou in heaven

hear thou from heaven, [even from] thy dwelling place, and do accord- thy dwelling place, and do accord. ing to all that the stranger calleth ing to all that the stranger calleth to thee for ; that all the peoples to thee for ; that all the peoples of the earth may know thy name, of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as doth thy people and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and that they may know Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

built is called by thy name. 44 If thy people go out to battle 34 If thy people go out to battle

against their enemy, by whatso- against their enemies, by whatsoever way thou shalt send them, ever way thou shalt send them, and they pray unto the LORD in and they pray unto thee in the direction of the city which the direction of this city which thou hast chosen, and (in the thou hast chosen, and direction of] the house which

the house which 45 I have built for thy name: then 35 I have built for thy name : then

hear thou in heaven their prayer hear thou from heaven their prayer

and their supplication, and main- and their supplication, and main46 tain their cause. If they sin 36 tain their cause. If they sin

against thee, (for there is no man against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive unto carry them away captive unto the land [of the enemy] far off or

a land

far off or 47 near; yet if they shall bethink 37 near; yet if they shall bethink

themselves in the land whither themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication unto again, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that thee in

the

land of their carried them captive, saying, We have captivity, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, sinned, we have done perversely ;

have dealt wickedly ; if 38 and have dealt wickedly ; if they return unto thee with all they return unto thee with all their heart and with all their their heart and with all their soul in the land of their exemies, soul in the land of their captivity, which

carried them whither (they have] carried them captive, and pray (unto thee) in captive, and pray

in the direction of their land, which the direction of their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, thou gavest unto their fathers,

the city which thou hast [and] the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which chosen, and the house which 49 I have built for thy name : then 39 I have built for thy name: then

hear thou their prayer and their hear thou from heaven, [even from]

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& The E. A. V. and the R. V. alike fail to notice the changes in both texts from 48 to 777: so below, v. 48.

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