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with trees.

Before 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had 10

hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all

CHRIST, Mahanaim:

1014. kings of the earth, who had heard of his 15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also

wisdom. took Basmath the daughter of Solomon

CHAP. V. for a wife:

1 Hiram sending to congratulate Solomon, is 16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in

certified of his purpose to build the temple Asher and in Aloth :

and desired to furnish him with timber,

Hiram blessing God for Solomon, and re17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in 10 or, to Ma.

questing food for his family, furnishelh him Issachar:


13 The number of Solomon's 18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benja

workmen and laborers. min: 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the 11 Heb.

servants to Solomon; for he had country of Gilead, in the cuuntry of Si- bread.

heard that they had anointed him king hon king of the Amorites, and of Og

in the room of his father: for Hiram king of Bashan; and he was the only of

was ever a lover of David. ficer who was in the land.

12 Heb. cors. 2 And a Solomon sent to Hiram, say20 1 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude,

3 Thou knowest how that David my eating and drinking, and making merry: 13 Heb. father could not build a house to the

21 And Solomon reigned over all confidently. name of the Lord his God, for the wars kingdoms from the river to the land of

which were about him on every side, unthe Philistines, and to the border of

til the LORD put them under the soles of Egypt: they brought presents, and serv- 62 Chr. 9. 25. his feet. ed Solomon all the days of his lite.

4 But now the Lord my God hath 22 1 And Solomon's in provision for

given me rest on every side, so that there one day was thirty 12 measures of fine 14 or, mules, is neither adversary nor evil occurrent. flour, and sixty measures of meal. or, swift

5 And behold, I 1 purpose to build a

beasts. 23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out

house to the name of the LORD my God, of the pastures, and a hundred sheep,

6 as the LORD spoke to David my father, besides harts, and roe-bucks, and fallow

saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon deer, and fatied fowls.

thy throne in thy room, he shall build a 24 For he had dominion over all the

house to my name. region on this side the river, from Tiph

6 Now therefore command thou, that sah even to Azzah, over all the kings on

they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; this side of the river: and he had peace

and my servants shall be with thy serton all sides around him.

ants: and to thee will I give hire for thy 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt 13 safe

servants according to all that thou shalt ly, every man under his vine and under a 2Chr. 2. 3. 2 appoint: for thou knowest that there is his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba,

not among us any that is skilled in hewall the days of Solomon.

ing timber like the Sidonians. 26 1 'And o Solomon had forty thou- 1 Heb. say. 7 ? And it came to pass, when Hiram sand stalls of horses for his chariots, and

heard the words of Solomon, that he retwelve thousand horsemen.

joiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the 27 And those officers provided victuals

LORD this day, who hath given to David for king Solomon, and for all that came

b 2 Sam. 7.

a wise son over this great people. to king Solomon's table, every man in 13. 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, say. his month: they lacked nothing.

1 Chr. 22 ing, I have 3 considered the things which 28 Barley also and straw for the horses 10. thou sentest to me for: and I will perand 14 dromedaries they brought to the

form all thy desire concerning timber of place where the officers were, every man

cedar, and concerning timber of fir. according to his charge.

9 My servants shall bring them down 29 | And God gave Solomon great

from Lebanon to the sea: and I will conwisdom and understanding, and large

vey them by sea in floats to the place ness of heart, even as the sand that is on 3 Heb. that thou shalt 4 appoint me, and will the sea-shore.


cause them to be discharged there, and 30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled

thou shalt receive them : and thou shalt the wisdom of all the children of the

accomplish my desire, in giving food for east country, and all the wisdom of

my household. Egypt.

*10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar

4 Heb. send. 31 For he was wiser than all men;

trees and fir trees according to all his dethan Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman,

sire. and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Ma

11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty hol: and his fame was in all the sur

5 Heb. cors. thousand 5 measures of wheat for food rounding nations.

to his household, and twenty measures 32 And he spoke three thousand prov

of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hierbs: and his songs were a thousand and co. 3. 12. ram year by year. five.

12 And the LORD gave Solomon wis33 And he spoke of trees, from the ce

dom, c as he promised him: and there dar tree that is in Lebanon even to the 6 Heb. Irib. was peace between Hiram and Solomon; hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he ute of men and they two made a league together. spoke also of beasts, and of fowls, and

13 4 And king Solomon raised a 6 levy of creeping animals, and of fishes.

out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty 34 And there came of all people to

thousand men.

2 Heb. say.

out, or,

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with cedar.

Before 14 And he sent them to Lebanon ten

11 | And the word of the LORD came

CHRIST, thousand a month by courses; a month 1012.

to Solomon, saying, they were in Lebanon, and two months

12 Concerning this house which thou at home. And « Adoniram was over the

art in building, if thou wilt walk in my levy.

d c. 4. 6.

statutes, and execute my judgments, and 15 And Solomon had seventy thousand

keep all my commandments to walk in that bore burdens, and eighty thousand or, Gib. them; then will I perform my word with hewers in the mountains;

Ezek: 27.9. thee, which I spoke to David thy father: 16 Besides the chief of Solomon's of

13 And I will dwell among the chil

a 2 Chr. 3. 1. ficers who were over the work, three

1 Heb. built.

dren of Israel, and will not forsake my thousand and three hundred, who ruled

2 or,

people Israel. over the people that wrought in the work.


14 So Solomon built the house, and 17 And the king commanded, and broad with. finished it. they brought great stones, costly stones, in and nar. 15 And he built the walls of the house and hewed stones, to lay the foundation Tour with. within with boards of cedar, 9 both the of the house.

skewed, floor of the house, and the walls of the 18 And Solomon's builders, and Hi- and closed. ceiling: and he covered them on the inram's builders did hew them, and the 3 or, upon, side with wood, and covered the floor of 7 stone-squarers: so they prepared tim or, joining the house with planks of fir. ber and stones to build the house.


16 And he built twenty cubits on the CHAP. VI.

sides of the house, both the floor and the building of Solomon's temple.

It8 4 Heb. floors. walls with boards of cedar: he even chambers. 11 God's promise to it.

15 The 5 Heb, ribs. built them for it within, even for the oraceiling and adorning of it. 23 The cheru. bim. 31 The doors. 36 The court. 37 The 6 Heb, nar.

cle, even for the most holy place. time of building of it.


17 And the house, that is, the temple dred and eightieth year after the ment. 18 And the cedar of the house within children of Israel had come out of the 7 Heb. was carved with 20 knobs and 11 open land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Sol-shoulder. flowers: all was cedar; there was no omon's reign over Israel, in the months or, stone seen. of Zif, which is the second month, that the rault. 19 And the oracle he prepared in the he i began to build the house of the LORD. beams and house within, to set there the ark of the

the ceilings 2 And the house which king Solomon

covenant of the Lord. built for the LORD, the length of it was

20 And the oracle in the forepart was sixty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty

twenty cubits in length, and twenty cucubits, and the highi of it thirty cubits.

bits in breadih, and twenty cubits in the 3 And the porch before the temple of

hight of it, and he overlaid it with 12 pure the house, twenty cubits was the length 6.2 Sam. 7. gold; and so covered the altar which was of it, according to the breadth of the 13.

of cedar. house; and ten cubits was the breadth of 1 Chr. 22.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house

10. it, before the house.

within with pure gold: and he made a 4 And for the house he made 2 win

9 or, from

partition by the chains of gold before dows of narrow lights.

the floor of the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold. 5 1 And 3 against the wall of the the house io 22 And the whole house he overlaid house he built + chambers round about, the walls, with gold, until he had finished all the against the walls of the house round and so Ver. house: also the whole altar that was by about, both of the temple and of the ora- 16. the oracle he overlaid with gold. cle: and he made 5 chambers round

23 | And within the oracle he made about:

two cherubim of 13 14 olive tree, each ten 6 The nethermost chamber was five gourds. cubits high. cubits broad, and the middle was six cu

24 And five cubits was the one wing bits broad, and the third was seven cubits 11 Heb. of the cherub, and five cubits the other broad: for without in the wall of the openings wing of the cherub: from the uttermost house he made s narrowed rests round of powers. part of the one wing to the uttermost · ahont, that the beams should not be fast

part of the other were ten cubits. ened in the walls of the house.

25 And the other cherub was ten cu7 And the house, when it was in build- shut up. bits: both the cherubim were of one ing, was built of stone made ready be

measure and one size. fore it was brought thither; so that there

26 The hight of the one cherub vas was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool 13 or, oily. ten cubits, and so was it of the other of iron heard in the house, while it was

cherub. in building.

27 And he set the cherubim within 8 The door for the middle chamber 14 Heb. the inner house: and < 15 they stretched was in the right 7 side of the house: and crees of oil. forth the wings of the cherubim, so that they went up with winding stairs into

the wing of the one touched the one the middle chamber, and out of the mid- Ex. 25. 20. wall, and the wing of the other cherub dle into the third;

touched the other wall; and their wings 9 So he built the house and finished it; 15 or, the touched one another in the midst of the and covered the house s with beams and cherubim house. boards of cedar.


28 And he overlaid the cherubim with 10 And then he built chambers against wings.

forth their

gold. all the house, five cubits high: and they

29 And he carved all the walls of the rested on the house with timber of cedar.

house around with carved figures of

10 or,

19 Heb.



18 or,


& quare.

all the or

lars were

cherubim, and palm trees, and 16 open CHRIST,

another court within the porch, whick flowers, within and without.

was of the like work. Solomon made 30 And the floor of the house he over

also a house for Pharaoh's daughter, laid with gold, within and without.

o whom he had married, like to this porch. 31 | And for the entrance of the 16 Heb: 9 All these were of costly stones, acoracle he made doors of olive tree: the openings cording to the measures of hewn stones, lintel and side-posts were 17 a fifth part 17 or, five.


sawed with saws, within and without, of the wall.

even from the foundation to the coping,

squares. 32 The is two doors also were of olive

and so on the outside towards the great tree; and he carved upon them carvings leaves of of cherubim, and palm trees, and 19 open the doors. 10 And the foundation was of costly flowers, and overlaid them with gold, 19 Heb. stones, even great stones; stones of ten and spread gold upon the cherubim, and openings cubits, and stones of eight cubits. upon the palm trees.

of flowers.

11 And above were costly stones, after 33 So also he made for the door of the 20 or, four. The measures of hewn stones, and cedars. temple posts of olive tree 20 a fourth part

12 And the great court around was of the wall.

21 or, with

with three rows of hewn stones, and a 34 And the two doors were of fir tree: purtenan. row of cedar beams, both for the inner the two leaves of the one door were fold- ces thereof, court of the house of the Lord, and for ing, and the two leaves of the other door and with

the porch of the house. were folding

13 4 And king Solomon sent and 35 And he carved thereon cherubim, thereof. brought Hiram out of Tyre. and palm trees, and open flowers; and a c. 9. 10. 14 He was 6 a widow's son of the tribe covered them with gold, fitted upon the 1 Heb. ribs. of Naphtali, and his father was a man of carved work.

2 Heb, sight

Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was 36 1 And he built the inner court with againsi filled with wisdom, and understanding, three rows of hewn stone, and a row of sight. and ingenious to work all works in brass. cedar beams.

3 or, spaces And he came to king Solomon, and 37 In the fourth year was the foun- and pil. wrought all his work. dation of the house of the Lord laid, in

15 For he 7 cast two pillars of brass, the month Zif:

square in

prospect. each of eighteen cubits high : and a line 38 And in the eleventh year, in the 4 or, accord. of twelve cubits did encompass each of month Bul (which is the eighth month) ing to them. was the house finished 21 throughout all them 16 And he made two capitals of mot its parts, and according to all the fashion from floor. ten brass, to set upon the tops of the pilof it. So was he seven years in build- "to floor. lars: the hight of the one capital xas five ing it.

cubits, and the hight of the other capital CHAP. VII.

was five cubits: 1 The building of Solomon's house, 2 of the

17 And nets of checker-work, and house of Lebanon, 6 of the porch of pillars,

wreaths of chain-work, for the capitals 7 of the porch of judgment, 8 of the house bc. 3. 1. for Pharaoh's daughter. 13 Hiram's work

which were upon the top of the pillars; of the tro pillars, 23 of the molten sea, 27

seven for the one capital, and seven for of the ten bases, 38 of the ten lurers, 40 and

the other capital.

18 And he made the pillars, and two was

son of a
widow wo-

rows around upon the one net-work, to

cover the capitals that were upon the top, ished all his house.

with pomegranates: and so he did for 2 T He built also the house of the for

the other capital. est of Lebanon; its length was a hun

7 Heb. fash

19 And the capitals that were upon the dred cubits, and its breadth filty cubits, ioned. top of the pillars vere of lily-work in the and its hight thirty cubits, upon four

porch, four cubits. rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams

20 And the capitals upon the two pilupon the pillars.

« 2Chr. 3. 17. lars had pomegranates also above, over 3 And it was covered with cedar above

against the belly which was by the netupon the 1 beams, that lay on forty-five

work: and the pomegranates were two pillars, fifteen in a row.

8 That is, He hundred in rows around upon the other 4 And there were windows in three shall estab. capital. rows, and a light was against light in lish. 21 « And he set up the pillars in the three ranks.

porch of the temple : and he set up the 5 And all the doors and posts were

right pillar, and called its name 8 Jachin: square, with the windows: and light was 9 That is, and he set up the left pillar, and called against light in three ranks.

its name 9 Boaz. 6 1 And he made a porch of pillars; strength. 22 And upon the top of the pillars was its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth

lily-work: so was the work of the pillars thirty cubits: and the porch was a before

finished. them: and the other pillars and the thick 10 Heb. from 23 1 And he made a molten sea, ten beams were 4 before them.

ils brim to cubits 10 from the one brim to the other : 7 Then be made a porch for the throne its brim.

it was entirely round, and its hight was where he might judge, even the porch of

five cubits : and a line of thirty cubits enjudgment: and it was covered with ce

compassed it. dar 6 from one side of the flour to the 12 Chr. 4. 3. 24 And under the brim of it around other.

there were knobs compassing it, ten in a 81 And his house where he dwelt had

cubit, d compassing the sea around: the

all the vessels.

6 Heb. the


In it is


der the sea;

14 Heb. upon

Before knobs were cast in two rows, when it was


that he executed for king Solomon for cast.

1005. the honse of the LORD: 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls looking towards the north, and three

of the capitals that were on the top of the looking towards the west, and three look

two pillars; and the two net-works, to ing towards the south, and three look

cover the two bowls of the capitals which ing towards the east: and the sea was set

were upon the top of the pillars; above upon them, and all their hinder

42 And four hundi

pomegranates parts were inward.

for the two net-works, even two rows of * 26 And it was a hand-breadth thick, 11 the pomegranates for one net-work, to cover and its brim was wrought like the brim

ihe two bowls of the capitals that were of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it con

14 upon the pillars; tained two thousand baths.

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers 27 & And he made ten bases of brass;

on the bases; four cubits was the length of one base,

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen unand four cubits the breadth of it, and three cubits the hight of it.

45 And the pots, and the shovels, and 28 And the work of the bases was in 12 Heb. na. the basins : and all these vessels which this manner : They had borders, and the kedness. Hiram made to king Solomon for the borders were between the ledges :

house of the LORD, were of 15 bright brass. 29 And on the borders that were be

46 In the plain of Jordan did the king tween the ledges were lions, oxen, and

cast them, 16 in the clay ground between cherubim: and upon the ledges there was

Succoth and Zarthan. a base above: and beneath the lions and

47 And Solomon left all the vessels oxen were certain additions made of thin 13 Heb. unweighed, 17 because they were very nuwork.

shoulder. merous : neither was the weight of the 30 And every base had four brazen

brass 18 ascertained. wheels, and plates of brass : and the four

48 And Solomon made all the vessels corners of it had undersetters : under the

that pertained to the house of the LORD: laver were undersetters molten, at the

the altar of gold, and the table of gold, side of every addition.

upon which was the show-bread, 31 And the mouth of it within the cap

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, ital and above was a cubit: but the mouth

five on the right side, and five on the left, of it was round after the work of the base,

before the oracle, with the flowers, and a cubit and a half: and also upon the

the lamps, and the tongs of gold, mouth of it were gravings with their the face of

50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, borders, foursquare, not round.

the pillars. and the basins, and the spoons, and the 32 And under the borders were four

19 censers of pure gold; and the hinges wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels

of gold, both for the doors of the inner were u joined to the base: and the hight 15 Heb.made house, the most holy place, and for the of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. bright, or, doors of the house, io wit, of the temple. 33 And the work of the wheels was scoured.

51 So was ended all the work that like the work of a chariot wheel: their

king Solomon made for the house of the axletrees, and their naves, and their

Lord. And Solomon brought in the fellies, and their spokes, were all molten. 16 Heb. in 20 things · which David his father had 34 And there were four undersetters to

dedicated ; eren the silver, and the gold,

ness of the the four corners of one base: and the un


and the vessels, he placed among the dersetters were of the very base itself.

treasures of the house of the Lord. 35 And in the top of the base was there

CHAP. VIII. a round compass of half a cubit high : 17 Heb. for 1 The feast of the dedication of the temple. 12, and on the top of the base its ledges and the erceed. 55 Solomon's blessing. 22 Solomon's prayer. its borders were of the same.

ing mulli.

62 His sacrifices of peace offering. 36 For on the plates of its ledges, and


HEN a Solomon assembled the elon its borders, he graved cherubim, lions,

ders of Israel, and all the heads of and palm trees, according to the 12 pro

the tribes, the i chief of the fathers of the protion of every one, and additions 18 Heb. children of Israel, to king Solomon in Je

searched. around.

rusalem, that they might bring the ark 37 After this manner be made the ten

of the covenant of the Lord out of the bases : all of them had one casting, one

city of David, which is Zion.

19 Heb. ashmeasure, and one size.

2 And all the men of Israel assembled 38 . Then he made ten lavers of


themselves to king Solomon at the feast brass : one laver contained forty baths:

in the month Ethanim, which is the and every laver was four cubits: and

seventh month. upon every one of the ten bases one

20 Heb. holy 3 And all the elders of Israel came, laver.

things of

David. and the priests took up the ark. 39 And he put five bases on the right

4 And they brought the ark of the 13 side of the house, and five on the lette 2 Chr. 5. 1. Lord, and the tabernacle of the congreside of the house: and he set the sea on

gation, and all the holy vessels that were the right side of the house eastward over a 2 Chr. 5. 2. in the tabernacle, even those did the against the south.

priests and the Levites bring. 40 9 And Hiram made the lavers, 1 Heb. 5 And king Solomon, and all the conand the shovels, and the basins. So Hi- princes. gregation of Israel, that were assembled ram made an end of doing all the work! to him, were with him before the ark,

the thick


Before sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could

altar of the Lord in the presence of all

CHRIST, not be told nor numbered for multitude.

1004. the congregation of Israel, and spread 6 And the priests brought the ark of

forth his hands towards Heaven : the covenant of the Lord to its place, into

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, the oracle of the house, to the most holy

there is no God like thee, in heaven above, place, even under the wings of the cher

or on earth beneath, who keepest core ubim

nant and mercy with thy servants that 7 For the cherubim spread forth their 2 Heb.heads. walk before thee with all their heart. two wings over the place of the ark, and

24 Who hast kept with thy servant the cherubim covered the ark and the

David my father that which thou didst staffs thereof above.

3 or, ark: as promise him : thou didst speak also with 8 And they drew out the staffs, that 2 Chr. 5. 9. ihy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy the ends of the staffs were seen out in

hand, as it is this day. the 3 holy place before the oracle, and

25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israthey were not seen without: and there Deut. 10. 5. el, keep with thy servant David my fathey are to this day.

ther that which thou didst promise him, 9 There was nothing in the ark b save

saying, a 5 There shall not fail thee a the two tables of stone, which Moses de

4 or, where.

man in my sight to sit on the throne of posited there at Horeb, 4 when the LORD

Israel ; 6 provided thy children take heed made a covenant with the children of Is

to their way, that they walk before me rael, when they came out of the land of

CEx. 40. 34.

as thou hast walked before me. Egypt.

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy 10 And it came to pass, when the

word, I pray thee, be verified, which priests had come out of the holy place, 22 Chr. 6. 1.

thou didsi speak to thy servant David my that the cloud «filled the house of the

father. LORD,

27 But will God indeed dwell on the 11 So that the priests could not stand

earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of to minister because of the cloud: for the

e 2 Sam. 7. 8. heavens cannot contain thee; how much glory of the Lord had filled the house of

less this house that I bave built ? Lord.

28 Yet have thou respect to the prayer 12 1 Then spoke Solomon, The Lord - 2 Chr.6. 12. of thy servant, and to his supplication, d said that he would dwell in the thick

O Lord my God, to hearken to the cry darkness.

and to the prayer, which thy servant 13 I have surely built thee a house to

prayeth before thee this day: dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide

29 That thy eyes may be open towards in for ever.

this house night and day, even towards 14 And the king turned his face about,

the place of which thou hast said, i My and blessed all the congregation of Isra

name shall be there: that thou mayest el : and all the congregation of Israel n 2 Sam.7.12. hearken to the prayer which thy servant were standing

shall make 7 towards this place. 15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD

30 And hearken thon to the supplicaGod of Israel, who spoke with his mouth

tion of thy servant, and of thy people Isto David my father, and hath with his s Heb. rael, when they shall pray 8 towards this hand fulfilled it, saying,

There shall place : and hear thou in heaven thy 16 Since the day that I brought forth not be cut dwelling-place: and when thou hearest, my people Israel from Egypt, I have cho- off to thee a

man from

forgive. sen no city out of all the tribes of Israel

my sight. 31 1 If any man shall trespass against to build a house, that my name might be

his neighbor, 9 and an oath be laid upon therein ; but I chose e David to be over

him to cause him to swear, and the oath my people Israel.

6 Heb.only

come before thy altar in this house: 17 And it was in the heart of David if. 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, my father to build a house for the name

and judge thy servants, condemning the of the LORD God of Israel.

wicked, to bring his way upon his head; 18 And the Lord said to David my fa- i Deut. 12.11. and justifying the righteous, to give him ther, Whereas it was in thy heart to build

according to his righteousness. a house to my name, thou didst well that

33 9 When thy people Israel shall be it was in thy heart.

7 or, in this smitten before the enemy, because they 19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build place. have sinned against thee, and shall turn the house; but thy son that shall come

again to thee, and confess thy name, and forth out of thy loins, he shall build the

pray, and make supplication to thee no in house to my name.

8 or, in this this house: 20 And the LORD hath performed his place. 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forword that he spoke, and I have risen in

give the sin of thy people Israel, and the room of David my father, and sit on

bring them again to the land which thou the throne of Israel, as the LORD prom-/Heb. and gavest to their fathers. ised, and have built a house for the name he require 35 4 When heaven is shut up, and of the LORD God of Israel.

anoath of there is no rain, because they have sin21 And I have set there a place for the

ned against thee; if they pray towards ark, in which is the covenant of the

this place, and confess thy name, and LORD, which he made with our fathers,

turn from their sin, when thou afflictest when he brought them from the land of 10 or, to. them :

wards. Egypt

36 Then hear thou in heaven, and for22 7 And Solomon stood before the

give the sin of thy servants, and of thy

c. 2. 4.


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