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the herds that were in the valleys was
itance for your children after you for Shaphat the son of Adlai : 30 Over the camels also was Obil the
91 And thou, Solomon my son, know Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jeh
thou the God of thy father, and serve him deiah the Meronothite :
with a perfect heart, and with a willing 31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the 6 or, seore. mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts Hagerite. All these were the rulers ot tary. and nnderstandeth all the imaginations the substance which was king David's.
of the thoughts : if thou shalt seek him, 32 Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was
he will be found of thee; but if thou a counselor, a wise man, and a 6 scribe : 7 or, Hach. shalt forsake him, he will cast thee off and Jehiel the 7 son of Hachmoni was monite.
for ever. with the king's sons :
10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath 33 And Ahithophel was the king's
chosen thee to build a house for the sanccounselor: and Hushai the Archite was I or, cattle. tuary: be strong, and do it. the king's companion :
11 Then David gave to Solomon his 34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada 2 or, cu. son the pattern of the porch, and of the the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and nuchs. houses of it, and of its ireasuries, and of the general of the king's army was Joab.
its upper chambers, and of its inner parCHAP. XXVIII.
a 2 Sam. 7.5. lors, and of the place of the mercy-seat,
12 And the pattern 5 of all that he had 1 David in a solemn assembly, having declar. 1 Kings 5. 3. by the spirit, of the
courts of the house ed God's favor to him, and promise to his son
c. . Solomon, eshorteth them to fear God: 9 He
of the LORD, and of all the chambers encourageth Solomon to build the temple: 11
around, of the treasuries of the house of He giveth him patterns for the form, and 3 Heb.bloods. God, and of the treasuries of the dedicagold and silver for the materials.
ted things : ND David assembled all the princes Gen. 49. 8. 13 Also for the courses of the priests
1 Sam. 16.
and the Levites, and for all the work of and the captains of the companies that Ps. 78. 68. the service of the house of the LORD, and ministered to the king by course, and the
for all the vessels of service in the house captains over the thousands, and captains - c. 23. 1. of the LORD. over the hundreds, and the stewards over
14 He gave of gold by weight for all the substance and i possession of the d 2 Sam.7.13. things of gold, for all instruments of all king, and of his sons, with the 2 officers, 2Chr. 1. 9. manner of service; silver also for all inand with the mighty men, and with all
struments of silver by weight, for all inthe valiant men to Jerusalem.
struments of every kind of service: 2 Then David the king stood upon his strong. 15 Even the weight for the candle feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren,
sticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, and my people : As for me, I had in my
by weight for every candlestick, and for heart to build a house of rest for the ark
its lamps: and for the candlesticks of of the covenant of the LORD, and for the
silver by weight, both for the candlestick, footstool of our God, and had made rea
and also for its lamps, according to the dy for the building:
use of every candlestick. 3 But God said to me, « Thou shalt
16 And by weight he gave gold for the not build a house for my name, because 1.Sam.16.7. tables of show-bread, for every table;
Ps. 7. 9. & thou hast been a man of war, and hast
and likewise silver for the tables of silshed 3 blood.
ver : 4 However the LORD God of Israel & 17. 10. & 17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, chose me before all the house of my fa- 20. 12. and the bowls, and the cups: and for the ther to be king over Israel for ever: for
golden basins he gave gold by weight for he hath chosen 6 Judah to be the ruler;
every basin; and likewise silver by weight and of the house of Judah, the house of
for every basin of silver: my father; and among the sons of my
18 And for the altar of incense refined faiher he approved me to make me king
gold by weight; and gold for the pattern over all Israel :
of the chariot of the cherubim, that 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD 5 Heb. of all spread out their wings, and covered the hath given me many sons) he hath cho- that was
ark of the covenant of the LORD. sen Solomon my son to sit upon the
19 All this, said David, the LORD throne of the kingdom of the Lord over
made me understand in writing by kis Israel.
hand upon me, even all the works of this 6 And he said to me, a Solomon thy
pattern. son, he shall build my house and my
20 And David said to Solomon his courts : for I have chosen him to be my
son, Be strong, and of good courage, and son, and I will be his father.
do it: fear not, nor be dismayed, for the 7 Moreover I will establish his king
LORD God, even my God, will be with dom for ever, if he shall be 4 constant to
thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake do my commandments and my judg
thee, until thou hast finished all the ments, as at this day.
work for the service of the house of the 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Is
LORD. rael the congregation of the LORD, and 1 Sam. 4.4. 21 And behold, the courses of the in the audience of our God, keep and 1 Kings 6. priests and the Levites, even they shall seek for all the commandments of the 23, &c. be with thee for all the service of the LORD your God : that ye may possess
house of God: and there shall be with this good land, and leave it for an inher
thee for all manner of workmanship er
ery willing skillful man, for any
Before of service: also the princes and
all the CHRIST, by hand is power and might; and in thy
1471. hand it is to make great, and to give people will be wholly at thy command.
strength to all. CHAP. XXIX.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank 1 David, by his erample and entreaty, 6
thee, and praise thy glorious name. oauseth the princes and people to offer wil.
14 But who am I, and what is my peolingly: 10 David's thanksgiving and pray; c. 22 5. ple, that we should 7 be able to offer so er. 20 The people having blessed God, and sacrificed, make Solomon king. 26 David's
willingly after this sort ? for all things reign and death.
come from thee, and 8 of thy own have we URTHERMORE David the king
given thee. said to all the congregation, Solo
15 For d we are strangers before thee, mon my son, whom alone God hath cho
and sojourners, as were all our fathers : sen, is yet a young and tender, and the "1 Kings 9. and there is no 9 abiding.
e our days on the earth are as a shadow, work is great: for the palace is not for 28. man, but for the LORD God.
16 O LORD our God, all this store that 2 Now I have prepared with all my
we have prepared to build thee a house might for the house of my God the gold
for thy holy name cometh from thy hand, for things to be made of gold, and the sil
and is all thy own. ver for things of silver, and the brass for
17 I know also, my God, that thou things of brass, the iron for things of
striest the heart, and hast pleasure in iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx-6 Heh, to fill uprightness. As for me, in the upright
his . stones, and stones to be set, glittering
ness of my heart I have willingly offerstones, and of divers colors, and all man
ed all these things: and now have I seen ner of precious stones, and marble stones
with joy thy people, who are 10 present in abundance.
here, to offer willingly to thee. 3 Moreover, because I have set my af
18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, fection to the house of my God, I have of
and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for my own possessions, of gold and silver, Matt. 6. 13. ever in the imagination of the thoughts which I have given to the house of my 1 Tim.1.17. of the heart of thy people, and 11 prepare God, over and above all that I have pre- Rev. 5. 13. their heart to thee : pared for the holy house,
19 And give to Solomon my son a per4 Even three thousand talents of gold,
fect heart, to keep thy commandments, of the gold of b Ophir, and seven thou
thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to sand talents of refined silver, to overlay
do all these things, and to build the palthe walls of the houses :
ace, for which I have made provision. 5 The gold for things of gold, and the Heb. re 20 1 And David said to all the congre
tain, or, ob. silver for things of silver, and for all tain gation, Now bless the LORD your God. manner of work to be made by the hands strength. And all the congregation blessed the of artificers. And who then is willing
LORD God of their fathers, and bowed 6 to consecrate his service this day to the
8 Heb. of
their heads, and worshiped the LORD, LORD ?
and the king. 61 Then the chief of the fathers and
21 And they sacrificed sacrifices to the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the
LORD, and offered burnt-offerings to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, a Ps. 39. 12. LORD, on the morrow after that day, even with the rulers over the king's work, of- Hebr. 11.13. a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, fered willingly,
1 Pet. 2. 11. and a thousand lambs, with their drink7 And gave for the service of the house
offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for of God of gold five thousand talents and Ps. 90. 9. all Israel: ten thousand drams, and of silver ten
22 And ate and drank before the LORD thousand talents, and of brass eighteen Heb. et. on that day with great gladness. And thousand talents, and one hundred thou. pectation. they made Solomon the son of David sand talents of iron.
king the second time, and 8 anointed him 8 And they with whom precious stones
to the Lord to be the chief governor, and were found gave them to the treasure of 1. Sam.16.7
. Zadok to be priest. the house of the LORD, by the hand of Je
23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of hiel the Gershopite.
10 or, found.
the LORD as king instead of David his fa9 Then the people rejoiced, for that
ther, and prospered; and all Israel obeythey offered willingly, because with per- 11 or, estab
ed him. feci heart they offered willingly to the lish. 24 And all the princes, and the mighty LORD: and David the king also rejoiced
men, and all the sons likewise of king with great joy.
6 1 Kings 1. David, 12 submitted themselves to Solo10 TWherefore. David blessed the 39. mon the king LORD before all the congregation : and
25 And the LORD magnified Solomon David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God | 12 Heb.gave exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and
the hand of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
a bestowed upon him such royal majesty
under Sol11 - Tbine, O Lord, is the greatness, omon. as had not been on any king before him and the power, and the glory, and the
in Israel. victory, and the majesty: for all that is
26 T Thus David the son of Jesse
A 1 Kings 3. in the heaven and on the earth is thine ; 13. reigned over all Israel. thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou 2 Chr. 1. 12. 27 And the time that he reigned over art exalted as head above all.
Eccles. 2. 9. Israel was forty years; seven years he 12 Both riches and honor come from
reigned in Hebron, and thirty and three thee, and thou reignest over all; and in
years he reigned in Jerusalem.
28 And he died in a good old age, full
the book of Nathan the prophet, and in of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon 1015.
the book of Gad the seer, his son reigned in his stead.
30 With all his reign and his might, 29 Now the acts of David the king,
and the times that went over him, and first and last, behold, they are written in
13 or, history.
over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of
14 Heb. the 13 14 book of Samuel the seer, and in
the countries. words.
h Num. 27.
ed long life; but hast asked wisdom and
CHRIST, I The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon. 7 1015.
knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God.
judge my people, over whom I have made 13 Solomon's strength and wealth.
thee king: NDc Solomon the son of David was
a 1 Kings 2. 12 Wisdom and knowledge are grant46.
ed to thee; and I will give thee riches, the LORD his God was with him, and 'i Chr. 16.
6 1 Kings 3.4. and wealth, and honor, such as inone of magnified him exceedingly.
39. & 21. 29. the kings have had that have been before 2 Then Solomon spoke to all Israel, to
thee, neither shall there any after thee the captains of thousands and of hun- <2 Sam. 6. 2. have the like. dreds, and to the judges, and to every
13 Then Solomon came from his governor in all Israel, the chief of the d Ex. 38. 1. journey to the high place that was at Gibfathers.
1 or, was eon to Jerusalem, from before the taber3 So Solomon, and all the congrega- there. nacle of the congregation, and reigned tion with him, went to the high place thate 1 Chr. 28.5. over Israel. was at 6 Gibeon : for there was the tab
14 « And Solomon gathered chariots ernacle of the congregation of God, (s1 Kings 3.7. and horsemen: and he had a thousand which Moses the servant of the LORD
and four hundred chariots, and twelve had made in the wilderness.
2 Heb. much thousand horsemen, which he placed in 4 - But the ark of God David had as the dust the chariot cities, and with the king at
of the earth. brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the
Jerusalem. place which David had prepared for it :
15 . And the king 3 made silver and
81 Kings 3.9. for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusa
gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, lem.
and cedar trees made he as the sycamore 5 Moreover d the brazen altar, that 17. trees that are in the vale for abundance. Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur,
16 m And 4 Solomon had horses brought had made, 1 he put before the tabernacle
out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's of the LORD: and Solomon and the con
il Chr. 29. merchants received the linen yarn at a
25. gregation sought to it.
c. 9. 22. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the Eccles. 2. 9.
17 And they fetched up, and bronght brazen altar before the LORD, which was
out of Egypt á chariot for six hundred at the tabernacle of the congregation, k 1 Kings 4. shekels of silver, and a horse for a hunand offered a thousand burnt-offerings 26.& 10. 26, dred and fifty: and so they brought out
horses for all the kings of the Hittites, 7 In that night God appeared to Sol- ' 1 Kings 10. and for the kings of Syria, 5 by their omon, and said to him, Ask what I shall
c. 9. 27. give thee.
CHAP. II. 8 And Solomon said to God, Thou
1, 17 Solomon's laborers for the building of the hast shown great mercy to David my fa
temple. 3 His embassy to Huram for work.
men and materials. 11 Huram sendeth his ther, and hast made me lo reign in his
m 1 Kings 10.
a kind answer. stead.
ND Solomon determined to build a 9 Now, O Lord God, let thy promise c. 9. 28. to David my father be established : s for 4 Heb. The and a house for his kingdom. thou hast made me king over a people going forth 2 And Solomon numbered out seven2 like the dust of the earth in multitude. Of the horses ty thousand men 10 bear burdens, and 10. Give me now wisdom and knowl- Salomonis
. eighty thousand to hew in the mountain, edge, that I may h go out and come in be
and three thousand and six hundred to fore this people: for who can judge this
5 Heb. by
oversee them. thy great people ?
their hand. 31 And Solomon sent to i Huram the 11 And God said to Solomon, Because
king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal this was in thy heart, and thou hast not 1 or, Hiram. with David my father, and didst send asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the 1 Kings 5.1. him cedars to build him a house to dwell life of thy enemies, neither yet hast ask
in it, even so deal with me.
3 Heb. gade.
then that I should build him a house, save broken 18 THE
Before 4 Behold, I build a house to the name
strangers that were in the land of Israel, of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to
1012 after the numbering with which David him, and to burn before him a sweet in
his father had numbered them; and they cense, and for the continual show-bread,
2 Heb. in.
were found a hundred and fifty thouand for the burnt-offerings morning and
sand and three thousand and six hunevening, on the sabbaths, and on the new spices. dred. moons, and
solemn feasts of the a 1 Kings 8. 18 And he set c seventy thousand of LORD our God. This is an ordinance 27. them to be bearers of burdens, and eighty for ever to Israel.
c. 6. 18.
thousand to be hewers in the mountain, 5 And the house which I build is 3 Heb. hath and three thousand and six hundred over
retained, great: for great is our God above all
seers to set the people to work. gods.
CHAP. III. 6 But who 3 is able to build him a 4 Heb. to 1 The place and time of building the temple. house, seeing the heaven and heaven of grave 3 The measure and ornaments of the house. heavens cannot contain him ? who am I gravings. 11 The cherubim. 14 The rail and pillars.
THEN a Solomon began to build the before
| Kings 10.
house of the LORD at Jerusalem in
ul. 7 Send me now therefore a man skill
mount Moriah, 1 where the LORD ap
6 Heb. great ful to work in gold, and in silver, and in and von
peared to David his father, in the place brass, and in iron, and in purple, and derful. ihat David had prepared in the threshcrimson, and blue, and thai hath skill 1 Heb. knowing-floor of b 2 Ornan the Jebusite. 4 to grave with the skillful men that are ing pru. 2 And he began to build in the second with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, dence and day of the second month, in the fourth whom David my father provided. 8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, 8 Heb. ac
standing. year of his reign.
31 Now these are the things in which and 5 algum trees out of Lebanon: for cording to < Solomon was 3 instructed for the buildknow that thy servants have skill to cut
ing of the house of God. The length by timber in Lebanon ; and behold, my ser
cubits after the first measure was sixty
9 Ileb. vants shall be with thy servants,
cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
Japho. 9 Even to prepare me timber in abund
4 And the d porch that was in the front ance: for the house which I am about to 6 As ver. 2. of the house, the length of it was accordbuild shall be a wonderfully great.
ing to the breadth of the house, twenty 10 And behold, I will give to thy ser- 10 Heb. the
cubits, and the hight was a hundred and vants, the hewers that cut timber, twen
twenty: and he overlaid it within with ty thousand measures of beaten wheat, strangers. pure gold. and twenty thousand measures of barley,
5 And the greater house he cieled with and twenty thousand baths of wine, and
fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, twenty thousand baths of oil.
CAs it is and set on it palm trees and chains. 11 Then Huram the king of Tyre ver. 2. 6 And he 4 garnished the house with answered in writing, which he sent to
precious stones for beauty : and the gold Solomon, Because the Lord hath loved 4 1 Kings 6. was gold of Parvaim. his people, he hath made thee king over
7 He overlaid also the house, the them.
beams, the posts, and the walls of it, and 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be
was seen of
the doors of it, with gold; and engraved the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven Duvid his cherubim on the walls. and earth, who hath given to David the father. 8 And he made the most holy house, king a wise son, 7 endued with prudence
the length of which was according to the and understanding, that may build a 61 Chr. 21. breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and house for the LORD, and a house for his 18. the breadth of it twenty cubits: and he kingdom.
overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 13 And now I have sent a skillful man, Araunah,
six hundred talents. endued with understanding, of Huram 2 Sam. 24. 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty my father's,
shekels of gold. And he overlaid the 14 The son of a woman of the daugh
upper chambers with gold. ters of Dan, and his father was a man of " 1 Kings 6.2. io And in the most holy house he Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in sil
made two cherubim 5 of image work, ver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in tim- 3 Heb. and overlaid them with gold. ber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, founded.
11 1 And the wings of the cherubim and in crimson; also to engrave any
were twenty cubits long: one wing of the manner of engraving, and to find out
d1 Kings 6.3.
one cherub was five cubits, reaching to every device which shall be put to him,
the wall of the house: and the other wing
4 Heb. with thy skillful men, and with the skill
was likewise five cubits, reaching to the ful men of my lord David thy father.
wing of the other cherub. 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the 5 or,(as some
12 And one wing of the other cherub barley, the oil, and the wine which my think) of was five cubits, reaching to the wall of lord hath spoken of, let him send to his moveable the house: and the other wing was five
cubits also, joining to the wing of the 16 And we will cut wood out of Leb
other cherub. anon, e as much as thou shalt need : and 6 or, towards 13 The wings of these cherubim
the house. we will bring it to thee in floats by sea
spread themselves forth twenty cubits: to 9 Joppa; and thou mayest convey it 10
and they stood on their feet, and their Jernsalem
• Matt. 27.51. faces were 6 inward. 171) And Solomon numbered all 10 the
14 1 And he made the · vail of blue,
in it is
Before and purple, and crimson, and fine linen,
capitals which were on the top of the piland 1 wrought cherubim upon it.
lars; 15 Also he made before the house s two
13 And four hundred pomegranates on pillars of thirty and five cubits 8 high,
the two wreaths; two rows of pomegran. and the capital that was on the top of Heb. causates on each wreath, to cover the two each of them was five cubits.
pommels of the capitals which were 16 And he made chains, as in the ora
i upon the pillars. cle, and put them on the heads of the Kings 7.
14 He made also bases, and s lavers he pillars; and made a hundred pomegran- Jer. 52. 21. made upon the bases ; ates, and put them on the chains.
8 lleb. long.
15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. 11 And he 6 erected the pillars before
8 1 Kings 7.
16 The pois also, and the shovels, and the temple, one on the right hand, and 21. the flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, the other on the left ; and called the 9 That is, he did Huram his father make to king Solname of that on the right hand 9 Jachin, shall estab. omon for the house of the Lord ofo bright and the name of that on the left 10 Boaz. lish. brass.
10 That is, CHAP. IV.
17 In the plain of Jordan did the king 1 The altar of brass. 2 The molten sea upon strength.
cast them, in the 10 clay ground between 6 The ten lavers, candlesticks, a 1 Kings 7.
Succoth and Zeredatbah. and tables. 9 The courts, and the instru: 23.
18 Thus Solomon made all these res. ments of brass. 19 The instruments of gold.
1 Heb. from
sels in great abundance: for the weight OREOVER he made an allar of his brim to of the brass could not be ascertained.
19 1 And Solomon made all the res it, and twenty cubits the breadth of it, 1 Kings 7. sels that were for the house of God, the and ten cubits the hight of it.
golden altar also, and the tables on which 2 T . Also he made a molten sea of ten 2 or, like a the show-bread was set ; cubits 1 from brim to brim, round in com
20 Moreover the candlesticks with pass, and five cubits the hight of it; and 3 Heb. the
their lamps, that they should burn after a line of thirty cubits encompassed it.
the manner before the oracle, of pure 3 . And under it was the similitude of inge. gold; oxen, which encompassed it:_ten in a 4 or, bowls. 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and cubit, encompassing the sea. Two rows 5 or, bowls. the tongs, made he of gold, and that u perof oxen were cast, when it was cast. 6 Heb. fin.
fect gold; 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three ished to 22 And the snuffers, and the 12 basins, looking towards the north, and three make. and the spoons, and the censers, of pure looking towards the west, and three look
gold : and the entry of the house, the illing towards the south, and three looking
ner doors of it for the most holy place, towards the east: and the sea was set
and the doors of the house of the temple, above upon them, and all their hinder
were of gold. parts were in ward.
CHAP. V. 5 And the thickness of it was a hand. 7 Heb. upon
1 The dedicated treasures. 2 The solemn in. breadth, and the brim of it like the work
duction of the ark into the oracle. Il God of the brim of a cup, 2 with flowers of
being praised, giveth a visible sign of his lilies; and it received and held three
faror. thousand baths.
8 or, cal.
THUS all the work that Solomon 6 1 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on ihe
was finished : a and Solomon brought in left, to wash in them: 3 such things as
all the things that David his father bad they offered for the burnt-offering they bright, or,
dedicated ; and the silver, and the gold, wasbed in them; but the sea was for the scoured. and all the instruments, he put among priests to wash in.
the treasures of the house of God. 7 And he made ten candlesticks of
2 Then Solomon assembled the elgold according to their form, and set 10 Ileb.thick- ders of Israel, and all the heads of the ihem in the temple, five on the right hand, nesses of tribes, the chief of the fathers of the chiland five on the left.
the ground. dren of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up 8 He made also ten tables, and placed
the ark of the covenant of the LORD from them in the temple, five on the right side,
the city of David, which is Zion. and five on the left. And he made a
11 Heb. per:
3 Wherefore all the men of Israel asa hundred 4 basins of gold.
sections of sembled themselves to the king in the
gold. 91 Furthermore he made the conrt of
feast which was in the seventh month. the priests, and the great court, and doors
4 And all the elders of Israel came; for the court, and overlaid the doors of
and the Levites took up the ark. them with brass.
12 or, borols.
5 And they brought up the ark, and 10 And he set the sea on the right side
the tabernacle of the congregation, and of the east end, over against the south.
all the holy vessels that were in the tab11 And Huram made the pots, and « 1 Kings 7. ernacle, these did the priests and the Le the shovels, and the 5 basins. "And Hu- 51.
vites bring up. ram 6 finished the work that he was to
6 Also king Solomon, and all the con, make for king Solomon for the house of
gregation of Israel that were assembled God;
to him before the ark, sacrificed sheep 12' To wit, the two pillars, and the Ol Kings 8. and oxen, which could not be told por pommels, and the capitals which were on 1, &c. numbered for multitude. the top of the two pillars, and the two
7. And the priests brought in the ark wreaths to cover the two pommels of the
lof the covenant of the Lord to its place,
9 Heb. made