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A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 8. (Continued.)

(Continued.) wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

5 Also he built Beth-horon the and Beth-horon the nether, upper,]and Beth-horonthenether,

[fenced cities, with walls, gates, 18.

and Baalath, [and 6 and bars ;] and Baalath, Tamar in the wilderness, in the 19 land,] and all the store cities

and all the store cities that Solomon had, and the that Solomon had, and (all] the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and

cities for his horsemen, and (all] that (which] Solomon desired to that

Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jeru build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in salem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

all the land of his dominion. 20 As for all the people that were 7 As for all the people that were

left of the Amorites, . the Hit left of the Hittites,[and]the Amortites, the Perizzites, the ites, [and]the Perizzites, [and]the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which Hivites, and the Jebusites, which

were not of [the children of] were not of 21 Israel; their children that 8 Israel ; [of] their children that

were left after them in the land, were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them consumed not, of them

did Solomon raise a levy (of bond did Solomon raise a levy 22 servants], unto this daya. But 9.

unto this day. But of the children of Israel did of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondservants ; Solomon make no bondservants

but they were [for his work]; but they were men of war, (and his servants,] men of war, and [his] princes and his captains, and princes of his captains,

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and rulers of his chariots and of his and rulers of his chariots and of his 23 horsemen. These were the 10 horsemen. [And] these were the

chief officers that were over Solomon's chief officers of king Solomon, work, five hundred and fifty, which even two hundred and fifty, that

bare rule over the people that bare rule over the people. 24 wrought in the work). But 11.

And SoloPharaoh's daughter

up mon brought up Pharaoh's daughter out of the city of David unto her out of the city of David unto the house which he had built for her : house that he had built for her :

(for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are

holy, whereunto the ark of the (then did he

LORD hath come.] · build Millo.] 25 And three times in a year did 12 Then Solomon offered burnt ofSolomon offer burnt offerings (and ferings

unto peace offerings] upon the altar the LORD on the altar of the which he built unto the LORD, LORD, which he had built

13 [before the porch, even as the

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$ 23.—a The words "unto this day' are retained by B., though not altogether applicable in his time. They testify to the early date of A. b LXX follows the present Heb, text in each place, and so below, v, 28.

A. 1 Kings 9.

B. 2 Chron. 8. (Continued.)

(Continued.) duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths,

and on the new moons, and on [burning incense

the set feasts,] therewith, that was before the LORD.]

three times in the year, [even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks,

and in the feast of tabernacles. 14 And he appointed, according to

the ordinance of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required : the door. keepers also by their courses at

every gate : for so had David the 15 man of God commanded. And

they departed not from the commandment of the king unto the priests and Levites concerning

any matter, or concerning the 16 treasures. Now all the work of

Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it

was finished.] So the house [of So he finished the house.

the LORD] was perfected. 26 And king Solomon (made a navy] 17 Then went Solomon

in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, to Ezion -geber, and to Eloth, on the shore of the (Red) Sea, in

on the

shore in 27 the land of Edom. And Hiram 18 the land of Edom. And Huram

sent in the navyc his servants, sent him by the hands of his servants ship-men that had knowledge of ships and servants that had know

the sea, with the servants of ledge of the sea ; and they came 28 Solomon; and they came to with the servants of Solomon to

Ophir, and fetched from thence Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty four hundred and fifty talents of talents, and brought it to king gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

Solomon.

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is also in אני is the ordinary word for a navy , but אניה .אניות .B .באני .C A

. , 1 Kings 10, 11, 22 (see below), and Isa. 33. 21. There is a slight misplacement in the words below. Note also 'fifty' for 'twenty.'

($ 24.) A. 1 Kings 10.

B. 2 Chron. 9. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) And when the queen of Sheba And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame. of Solomon heard of the fame of Solomon, [concerning the name of the LORD], she came to prove him

she came to prove Solomon 2 with hard questions. [And she with hard questions . came] to Jerusalem with a very

at Jerusalem, with a very great train,

camels that great train, [and] camels that bare spices, and very much gold, bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones : and when and precious stones : and when she was come to Solomon, she she was come to Solomon, she

communed with him of all that communed with him of all that 3 was in her heart. And Solomon 2 was in her heart. And Solomon told her all her questions :

told her all her questions : [and] there was not any thing hid from there was not any thing hid from the king which he told her noi. Solomon which he told her not. 4 And when the queen of Sheba 3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen (all] the wisdom of

had seen

.. the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he Solomon, and the house that he 5 had built, and the meat of his 4 had built, and the meat of his

table, and the sitting of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, his ministers, and their apparel ; and his cupbearers,

and his cupbearers, [and their and his ascent by which apparel;] and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the he went up unto the house of the

LORD; there was no more spirit LORD ; there was no more spirit 6 in her. And she said to the 5 in her. And she said to the king, It was a true report that king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom. thiñe acts, and of thy wisdom. 7 Howbeit I believed not the words, 6 Howbeit I believed not their words,

until I came, and mine eyes had until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half seen it : and, behold, the half

[of the greatness of thy wisdom] was not told me : [thy wisdom was not told me : and prosperity] exceedeth

[thou) exceedest 8 the fame which I heard. Happy 7 the fame that I heard. Happy

are thy men, happy are are thy men, [and] happy are these thy servants, which stand these thy servants, which stand

continually before thee, that hear continually before thee, and hear 9 thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD 8 thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD

thy God, which delighted in thee, thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne (of to set thee on his throne, . Israel] :

[to be king for the LORD because the LORD loved thy God :) because thy God loved Israel

for Israel, [to establish them] for ever, therefore made he thee king, ever, therefore made he thee king

to do judgement and [over them], to do judgement and 10 justice. 'And she gave the king 9 justice. And she gave the king

an hundred and twenty talents of an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and [of]spices. . [very]great gold, and . . spices [in] . great abundance, and precious stones : abundance, and precious stones : there came no more such (abundance neither was there any such of] spices as [these which] the

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A. 1 Kings 10.

B. 2 Chron. 9. (Continued.)

(Continued.) queen of Sheba gave to king queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

Solomon. 11 And the navya also of Hiram, 10 And the servants also of Huram,

[and the servants of Solomon,] that brought gold from Ophir, which brought gold from Ophir, brought [in from Ophir great brought plenty of ] almug trees and precious

algum trees and precious 12 stones. And the king made of 11 stones. And the king made of

the almug trees pillars b for the the algum trees terraces for the house of the LORD, and for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps [also] king's house, [and] harps and psalteries for the singers : and psalteries for the singers :

there came no such [almug [and] there were none such trees, nor were] seen, unto this

seen before in the land And king Solomon gave 12 of Judah. And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, be- desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of side that which she had brought his royal bounty. So she turned , unto the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and went to her own land, she and her servants.

and her servants.

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(§ 25.) A. 1 Kings 10.

B. 2 Chron. 9. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) 14 Now the weight of gold that 13 Now the weight of gold that

came to Solomon in one year was came to Solomon in one year was

six hundred threescore and six hundred (and] threescore and 15 six talents of gold, beside 14 six talents of gold ; beside (that

the chapmen and [the traffic which] the chapmen and of the] merchants,

and

merchants [brought] : and all the kings of the mingled people,

the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country. and the governors of the country

[brought gold and silver to And king Solomon 15 Solomon). And king Solomon made two hundred targets of made two hundred targets, of beaten gold: six hundred of beaten gold : six hundred of

• gold went to one target. [beaten] gold went to one target. 17 And three hundred shields of 16 And three hundred shields of

all

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§ 24.—" A. "UX. B. '72y (see above). The change from almug to algum is one of euphony.

b A. TYDO. B. mibor. Probably a var. lect. The LXX retains both texts.

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.ותהפך .B .ותפן .c A .ערב .B .הערב .A

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A. 1 Kings 10.

B. 2 Chron. 9. (Continued.)

(Continued.) beaten gold ; three pound b of gold beaten gold; three hundred of gold went to one shield : and the king went to one shield : and the king

put them in the house of the put them in the house of the 18 forest of Lebanon. Moreover the 17 forest of Lebanon. Moreover the

king made a great throne of king made a great throne of

ivory, and overlaid it with the ivory, and overlaid it with 19 fineste gold.

There were 18 pure gold. [And] there were six steps to the throne, and six steps to the throne, with a the top of the throne was round footstool of gold, which were fastened behind : and (there were] to the throne, and stays on either side by the place stays on either side by the place

of the seat, and two lions of the seat, and two lions 20 standing beside the stays. And 19 standing beside the stays. And

twelve lions d stood there on the twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon one side and on the other upon

the six steps : there was not the the six steps : there was not the 21 like made in any kingdom. And 20 like made in any kingdom. And

all king Solomon's drinking all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold : of Lebanon were of pure gold : [none were of] silver; it was

. silver was nothing accounted of in the days nothing accounted of in the days 22 of Solomon. For the king had [at 21 of Solomon. For the king had. sea) a nary of Tarshish

ships (that went] to Tarshish with the navye of Hiram : once with the servants of Huram : once every three years came the navy o every three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and of Tarshish, bringing gold, and

silver, ivory, and apes, and silver, ivory, and apes, and 23 peacocks. So king Solomon ex. 22 peacocks. So king Solomon ex

ceeded all the kings of the earth ceeded all the kings of the earth 24 in riches and [in] wisdom. And 23 in riches and . . wisdom. And all

the earth all [the kings of] the earth sought the presence of Solomon, sought the presence of Solomon,

to hear his wisdom, which God to hear his wisdom, which God 25 had put in his heart. And they 24 had put in his heart. And they

brought every man his present, brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, [and] armour, gold, and raiment, armour, and spices, horses, and mules, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

a rate year by year *. * The text runs on thus (the extract on the next page being taken from 25 an earlier chapter) :—And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses

and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he bestowed in the 26 chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. And he ruled over all

the kings from the River even unto the land of the Philistines, and to

b A. O'n. B. Dix. The LXX retains our texts. The maneh or pound is also mentioned in Ezra, Neh. and Ezek, CA. 1210. B. 71770. The form used by A. is here only; but ?? (fine gold) is found in Job, Ps., &c.

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m.). No rule can be given for the gende B.'s stood' is masc. * A. X. B. IX. See § 23. A.'s form is confined to Kings and Isa.

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