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Jerusalem, that they might bring up the Ark of the CoVENANT of the LORD, out of the City of David, which is Zion.

2 And all the Men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon, at the Feast in the Month Ethanim, which is the seventh Month.

3 And all the Elders of Israel came, and the Priests took up the Ark.

4 And they brought up the Ark of the LORD, and the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and all the holy Vessels that were in the Tabernacle.

5 And King Solomon, and all the Congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the Ark, sacrificing Sheep, and Oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

6 And the Priests brought in the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD unto his Place, into the ORACLE of the House to the most holy Place, even under the WINGS of the CHERUBIMS.

7 For the Cherubims spread forth their two Wings over the Place of the ARK, and the Cherubims covered the ARK, and the Staves thereof above.

9 There was nothing in the Ark save the two Tables of STONE which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a Covenant with the Children of Israel, when they came out of the Land of Egypt.

10 And it came to pass when the Priests were come out of the Holy Place, that the Cloud filled the House of the LORD.

u So that the Priests could not stand to minister, becaufe of the Cloud; for the GLORY of the LORD had filled the House of the LORD.

12 Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick Darkness.

13 I have surely built thee an House to dwell in, a settled Place for thee to abide in for ever.

14 And the King turned his Face about, and blessed all the Congregation of Israel : (and all the Congregation of Ilrael stood)

15 And he said, Blefled be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his Mouth unto David my Father, and hath with his Hand FULFILLED it, saying,

16 Since the Day that I brought forth my People Ifrael


out of Egypt, I chose no City out of all the Tribes of Israel to build an House that my Name might be therein ; but I chose. David to be over my People Israel.

17 And it was in the Heart of David my Father to build an House for the Name of the LORD God of Israel.

18 And the LORD said unto David my Father, Whereas it was in thine Heart to build an House unto my Name, thou didst well that it was in thine Heart.

19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the House, but thy Son that shall come forth out of thy Loins, he shall build the House unto my Name.

20 And the Lord hath performed his Word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my Father, and fit on the Throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an House for the Name of the LORD God of Israel.

21 And I have set there a Place for the ARK, wherein is the Covenant of the LORD, which he made with our Fathers, when he brought them out of the Land of Egypt.

22 And SOLOMON stood before the ALTAR of the LORD, in the Presence of all the Congregation of Israel, and SPREAD forth his Hands towards HEAVEN:

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in Heaven above, or on Earth beneath, who keepest COVENANT and Mercy with thy Servants, that walk before thee with all their Heart.

24. Who hast kept with thy Servant David my Father that thou PROMISEDst him : thou spakest also with thy Mouth, and hast FULFILLED it with thine Hand, as it is this Day.

25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy Servant David my Father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a Man in my sight to sit on the Throne of Israel; so that thy Children take heed to their Way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me :

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy Word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy Servant David my Father.

27 n But will God indeed " Isa. lxvi. r Thus faith the Lord, dwell on the Earth? behoid,

The HEAVEN is my THRONE, and the

Earth is my Footstool, where is the the Heaven and HEAVEN House thar'ye build unto me? and of HEAVENS cannot contain where is the Place of my Relt?



thee, how much less this Psal. viii. 1 O Lord our God, how Uanso that I have builted? excellent is thy Name in all the House that I have builded?

Earth! who haft set thy Glory a

exco 28 Yet have thou Respect bove the Heavens. unto the PRAYER of thy Ser- 3 When I consider thy Heavens,

the work of thy Fingers, the Moon vant and to his Supplication, vant and to his supplication, and the Stars which thou haft ordainO Lord my God, to hear- ed; ken unto the Cry, and to the 4 What is Man that thou art

mindful of him? and the Son of PRAYER, which thy Servant Man, that thou visiceft him? prayeth before thee To-day: Jer. xxiii. 24 Can any hide HIM20. That thine Eves may SELF in secret Places that I thall

not SEE HIM? faith the LORD: do be open toward this house not I FILL HEAVEN and EARTH? saith Night and Day, even toward the Lord. the Place of which thou hast

Aits vii. 48 The Most High dwel

leth not in TEMPLES made with Hands, faid. My Name Thall be as faith the Prophet, there: that thou mayest hear- 49 HEAVEN is my THRONE, and ken unto the Prayer which E into the pond which EARTH is my FOOTSTOOL; what House

will ye build me? faith the LORD, or thy Servant shall make To- what is the Place of my Reft? WARDS this Place.

so Hath not my Hand made all

there Things? 30 And hearken thou to

Ija, lvii. is Thus faith the HIGH the Supplication of thy Ser- and LOFTY ONE that inhabiteth ETERvant, and of thy People Il- NITY, whole Name is Holy, I dwell in

the high and Holy Place; with HIM rael, when they shall pray to

allo ihat is of a CONTRITE and HUMBLE wards this Place : and hear Spirit, to REVIVE the Spirit of the thou in Heaven thy Dwelling. HUMBLE, and to revive the Heart of

the CONTRITE ONES. place, and when thou hearelt, FORGIVE.

31 If any Man trespass against his Neighbour, and an Oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the Oath come before thine Altar in this House :

32 Then hear thou in Heaven, and do, and judge thy Servants, CONDEMNING the WICKED, to bring his Way upon his Head, and JUSTIFYING the RIGHTEOUS, to give him according to his RIGHTEOUSNESS.

33 When thy People Israel be smitten down before the Enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and CONFESS thy Name, and PRAY, and make Supplication unto thee in this House :

34 Then hear thou in Heaven, and FORGIVE the Sin of thy People Israel, and bring them again unto the Land which thou gaveft unto their Fathers.

35 When Heaven is shUT UP, and there is no Rain, because they haye sỊNNED against thee; and if they PRAY

towards towards this Place, and confess thy Name, and TURN from their Sin, when thou afflictest them.

36 Then hear thou in Heaven, and FORGIVE the SIN of thy Servants, and of the People of Israel, that thou teach them the Good Way wherein they should WALK, and give Rain upon thy Land which thou hast given to thy People

for an upon thy land wherein they of Israel, that'the Six

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or if there be their Cities,

37 If there be in the Land Famine, if there be Peltilence, Blasting, Mildew, Locust, or if there be Caterpillers; if their Enemy besiege them in the Land of their Cities, whatsoever Plague, whatsoever Sickness there be;

38 What Prayer and SUPPLICATION foever be made by any Man, or by all thy People Ifrael, which shall know every Man the PLAGUE of his own Heart, and spread forth his Hands towards this House :

39 Then hear thou in Heaven thy Dwelling-place; and FORGIVE, and do and give to every Man according to his Ways, whose Heart thou knowelt; (for thou, even thou only KNOWest the Hearts of all the Children of Men)

40 That they may Fear thee all the Days that they live, in the Land which thou gavest unto our Fathers.

41 Moreover, concerning a Stranger that is not of thy People Israel, but cometh out of a far Countrey, for thy Name's sake.

42 (For they shall hear of thy great Name, and of thy strong Hand, and of thy stretched-out Arm) when he shall come and pray towards this House :

43 Hear thou in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and do according to all that the Stranger calleth to thee for: that all People of the Earth may KNOW thy Name, to FEAR thee, as do thy People Israel, and that they may know that this House which I have builded, is called by ihy Name.

44 If thy People go out to Battle against their Enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the City which thou hast chosen, and toward the House that I have built for thy Name :

45 Then hear thou in Heaven their Prayer and their Supplication, and maintain their Cause.

46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no Man that finneth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the Enemy, so that they carry them away Captives, unto the Land of the Enemy, far or near; 47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the Land whi

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ther they were carried Captives, and repent, and make Supplication unto thee in the Land of them that carried them Captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed Wickedness;

48 And fo return unto thee with all their HEART, and with all their Soul, in the Land of their Enemies which led them away Captive, and PRAY unto thee toward their Land, which thou gavest unto their Fathers, the City which thou hast chosen, and the House which I have built for thy Name.

49 Then hear thou their Prayer and their Supplication in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and maintain their Cause.

50 And forgive thy People that have sinned against thee, and all their Transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them Compassion before them who carried them Captive, that they may have Compassion on them :

51 For they be thy People and thine Inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the Furnace of Iron :

52 That thine Eyes may be open unto the SUPPLICATION of thy Servant, and unto the Supplication of thy People Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

53 For thou didst separate them from among all the People of the Earth, to be thine Inheritance, as thou spakest by the Hand of Moses thy Servant, when thou broughtest our Fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God.

54 And it was so, that when SOLOMON had made an end of praying all this Prayer and Supplication unto the LORD, he arose before the Altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his Knees, with his Hands spread up to Heaven.

55 And he stood and blessed all the Congregation of Irrael with a loud Voice, saying,

56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given Rest unto his People Israel, according to all that he promised : there hath not FAJLED ONE WORD of all his good PROMISE, which he promised by the Hand of Moses his Servant.

57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our Fathers : let him not leave us, nor forsake us :

58 That he may incline our Hearts unto him, to walk in all his Ways, and to keep his Commandments, and his Statutes, and his Judgments, which he commanded our Fathers.

59 And

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