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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 6, 7. (Continued.)

(Continued.) supplication in heaven

thy dwelling place, their prayer thy dwelling place, and maintain and their supplications, and main50 their cause ; and forgive thy tain their cause ; and forgive thy

people which have sinned against people which have sinned against thee, [and h all their trans thee. gressions wherein they have transgressed against thee; and give them compassion before those who carried them captive, that

they may have compassion on 51 them : for they be thy people,

and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron :] .

40.

[Now,

my God, let, I beseech thee,] 52 [that]thine eyes may be

thine eyes be open, and let the supplication of thy servant, thine ears be attent, unto the and unto the supplication of thy prayer that is made in this place. people Israel, to hearken unto

them whensoever they cry unto 53 thee. [For thou didst separate 41 [Now therefore arise, O LORD

them from among all the peoples God, into thy resting place, thou, of the earth, to be thine inherit and the ark of thy strength : let ance, as thou spakest by the hand thy priests, 0 LORD God, be of Moses thy servant, when thou clothed with salvation, and let broughtest our fathers out of thy saints rejoice in goodness. Egypt, O Lord God.]

42 0 LORD God, turn not away the

face of thine anointed: remember

the mercies of David thy servant.] 54 And it was so, that when Solomon 7 Now when Solomon

had made an end of praying (all i had made an end of praying, (the this prayer and supplication unto fire came down from heaven, and the LORD, he arose from before consumed the burnt offering and the altar of the LORD, from kneel. the sacrifices ; and the glory of

ing on his knees with his hands 2 the LORD filled the house. And 55 spread forth toward heaven. And the priests could not enter into

he stood, and blessed all the con the house of the LORD, because

gregation of Israel with a loud the glory of the LORD filled the 56 voice, saying, Blessed be the 3 LORD's house. And all the chil

LORD, that hath given rest unto dren of Israel looked on, when his people Israel, according to all the fire came down, and the that he promised: there hath not glory of the LORD was upon the failed one word of all his good house ; and they bowed thempromise, which he promised by selves with their faces to the the hand of Moses his servant. ground upon the pavement, and

h B. has followed A. very closely through the prayer, and it is strange that he here diverges. The latter part of B. is to be found in Psalm 132. 8-10, where the name of David is spelled in the early form, as in A. passim, inclining us to suppose that the chronicler quotes from the Psalm, not vice versa. i Here again there is a considerable divergence, though there is no inconsistency, and one account supplements the other, both having been preserved by the scribes of the time.

B. 2 Chron. 7.

(Continued.) worshipped, and gave thanks unto the LORD, saying, For he is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever.]

A. 1 Kings 8.

(Continued.) 57 The LORD our God be with us, as

he was with our fathers : let him 58 not leave us, nor forsake us: that

he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgements,

which he commanded our fathers. 59 And let these my words, where

with I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his

people Israel, as every day shall 60 require: that all the peoples of

the earth may know that the

LORD, he is God; there is none 61 else. Let your heart therefore be

perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at

this day.] 62 And the king, and all Israel with

him, offered sacrifice before the 63 LORD. And . . Solomon

offered for the sacrifice of (peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD,] two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

4 Then the king and all the people

offered sacrifice before the 5 LORD. And (king) Solomon

offered a sacrifice of

two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated

the

house of 6 God. [And the priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to give thanks unto the LORD, for his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded-trumpetsk be

fore 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 the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat.

64 The same day the king hallowed the

middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD ; for there he offered the burnt offering, (and the meal offering, ] and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat [of the peace offerings].

k This verb (781) is only in Chron.

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A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 7. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 65 So Solomon held the feast at 8 So Solomon held the feast at that time,

and all that time [seven days), and all Israel with him, a great Israel with him, a (very) great congregation, from the entering congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the brook of in of Hamath unto the brook of Egypt, [before the LORD our God,] Egypt. .

9 [And on the eighth day they held

a solemn assembly: for they kept

the dedication of the altar] seven days and

seven days, days, and the feast] seven days. 66 [even fourteen days.] On 10.

[And] on the eighth

day! the three and twentieth day of the he sent the people seventh month he sent the people away, [and they blessed the

away king, and went] unto their tents

unto their tents, joyful and glad of heart for [all] joyful and glad of heart for . the goodness that the LORD had the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David [his servant], shewed unto David,

and to [and to Solomon,) and to Israel Israel his people.

his people.

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(§ 22.) A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 7. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) [And it came to pass, ] when Solo. 11

Thus Solomon (had] finished the [building

finished the of the] house of the LORD, and

house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's the king's house : and all that desire which he was pleased to do, came into Solomon's heart to do

[in the house of the LORD, and

in his own house, he prosperously 2

that the LORD appeared 12 effected]. And the LORD appeared to Solomon.

[the second

to Solomon [by night), time, as he had appeared unto 3 him at Gibeon]. And [the LORD]

and said unto him, I have heard thy said unto him, I have heard thy prayer (and thy supplication, that

prayer, thou hast made before me] :

[and have chosen this place to myself 13 for an house of sacrifice. If I shut

i Not the eighth day of the month, but the day after the second feast of seven days. B. gives the day of the month.

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A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 7. (Continued.)

(Continued.) up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to

devour the land, or if I send 14 pestilence among my people ; if

my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their

sin, and will heal their land. 15 Now mine eyes shall be open,

and mine ears attent, unto the

prayer that is made in this place.

16 For now have I chosen and] [I have] hallowed this house,

hallowed this house, (which thou hast built, ] to put my name there for ever ;

name [may be] there for ever : and mine eyes and mine heart and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

shall be there perpetually. 4 And as for thee, if thou wilt 17 And as for thee, if thou wilt

walk before me as David thy walk before me as David thy father walked, (in integrity of father walked, heart, and in uprightness,] to do

and do according to all that I have com according to all that I have com

manded thee, and wilt keep my manded thee, and wilt keep my 5 statutes and my judgements; then 18 statutes and my judgements; then

I will establish the throne of thy I will establish the throne of thy kingdom [over Israel for ever); kingdom, according as I promised to David according as I covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall thy father, saying, There shall

not fail thee a man upon the throne not fail thee a man to be ruler 6 of Israel. But if ye turn away 19 in Israel. But if ye turn away,

[from following me, ye or your children), and keep not my com

and forsake my mandments and

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my statutes

statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, but which I have set before you, and

shall go and serve other gods, shall go and serve other gods, 7 and worship them : then will 20 and worship them : then will

I cut of Israel out of the I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; land which I have given them ; and this house, which I have and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel cast out of my sight, and I will shall be a proverb and a byword make it a proverb and a byword 8 among all peoples a : and though 21 among all peoples. And this this house be so high, yet shall house, which is so high, every every one that passeth by it be one that passeth by it shall be astonished, [and shall hiss ;] and astonished,

and shall say, Why hath the LORD shall say, Why hath the LORD

done thus unto this land, and done thus unto this land, and 9 to this house? And they shall (22 to this house? And they shall

$ 22.—a We have in this passage a reiteration of the warnings given in Deut. 28. 37, and 29. 24-26.

A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 7.

(Continued.) answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, which brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought all this evil upon them.

(Continued.) answer, Because they forsook the LORD, the God 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.

2.

($ 23.) A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 8. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) 10 And it came to pass at the end And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon

of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built [the two houses], the had built

the house of the LORD and the king's house of the LORD, and his own 11 house, (now Hiram the king of house,

Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,] that then king Solomon gave

that the cities which Huram had Hiram twenty cities in the land of given to Solomon, Solomon built them, 12 Galilee. (And Hiram came out and caused the children of Israel to

from Tyre to see the cities which dwell there.

Solomon had given him; and 13 they pleased him not. And he

said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother ?

And he called them the land of 14 Cabul, unto this day. And Hiram

sent to the king sixscore talents

of gold.] 15 [And this is the reason of the

levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and

Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 16 Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone

up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a portion

unto his daughter, Solomon's 17 wife. And Solomon built Gezer,]

3 [And Solomon went to Hamath

zobah, and prevailed against it. 4 And he built Tadmor in the

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