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placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five

on the left. And he made an 9 hundred basons of gold. Further

more he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid

the doors of them with brass. And he set the sea on the right 10 And he set the sea on the right

side of the house eastward, to- side of the house eastward, toward 40 ward the south. And 'Hiram II the south. And Huram made

made the olavers, and the shovels, the pots, and the shovels, and and the basons. So Hiram made the basons. So Huram made an an end of doing all the work end of doing the work that he that he wrought for king Solo- wrought for king Solomon in the

mon in the house of the LORD: 12 house of God: the two pillars, 41 the two pillars, and the two bowls and the bowls, and the two

of the chapiters that were on the chapiters which were on the top top of the pillars; and the two of the pillars; and the two netnetworks to cover the two bowls works to cover the two bowls of

of the chapiters that were on the the chapiters that were 42 top of the pillars; and the four 13 top of the pillars; and the four

hundred pomegranates for the hundred pomegranates for the two networks; two rows of pome

two networks; two rows of pomegranates for each network, to granates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the chapi- cover the two bowls of the chapi

ters that were ' upon the pillars; ters that were 'upon the pillars. 43 and the ten bases, and the ten 14 He made also the bases, and the 44 lavers on the bases; and the lavers made he upon the bases;

one sea, and the twelve oxen 15 one sea, and the twelve oxen 45 under the sea; and the pots, 16 under it. The pots also, and

and the shovels, and the basons: the shovels, and the fleshhooks, even all “these vessels, which and all the vessels thereof, did Hiram made for king Solomon, ? Huram his father make for

in the house of the LORD, were king Solomon for the house of 46 of burnished brass. In the plain 17 the LORD of bright brass. In

of the Jordan did the king cast the plain of Jordan did the king

them, in the clay ground between cast them, in the clay ground 47 Succoth and Zarethan. And Solo- between Succoth and Zeredah.

mon left all the vessels unweighed 18 Thus Solomon made all these because they were exceeding vessels in great abundance : for many: the weight of the brass the weight of the brass could not 5 could not be found out.

be found out.

1 Heb. Hirom. 2 Many ancient authorities read, pots. 3 Heb. upon the face of the pillars. 4 Another reading is, the vessels of the Tent.

5 Or, was not searched out

1 Heb. upon the face of the pillars.
2 See ch. ii. 13:
3 Or, was not searched out

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48 And Solomon made all the vessels

that were in the house of the LORD: the golden altar, and the

table whereupon the shewbread 49 was, of gold; and the candle

sticks, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, of pure gold; and the flowers,

and the lamps, and the tongs, of 50 gold; and the cups, and the

snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the

doors of the house, to wit, of the 51 temple, of gold. Thus all the

work that king Solomon wrought in the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

And Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God, the golden altar also, and

the tables whereon was the shew20 bread; and the candlesticks with

their lamps, that they should burn according to the ordinance

before the oracle, of pure gold; 21 and the flowers, and the lamps,

and the tongs, of gold, and that 22 perfect gold; and the snuffers,

and the basons, and the spoons, and the firepans, of pure gold: and as for the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors

of the house, to wit, of the temple, 5 were of gold. Thus all the work

that Solomon wrought for the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of God.

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8 Then Solomon assembled the

elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, to 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 as

sembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the

month Ethanim, which is the 3 seventh month. And all the

elders of Israel came, and the 4 priests took up the ark. And

they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; even these did the

priests and the Levites bring up. 5 And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the

LORD out of the city of David, 3 which is Zion. And all the men

of Israel assembled themselves

unto the king at the feast, which 4 was in the seventh month. And

all the elders of Israel came, and 5 the Levites took up the ark. And

they brought up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent;

these did the priests the Levites 6 bring up. And king Solomon

and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not

be told nor numbered for multi6 tude. And the priests brought

in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most

holy place, even under the wings 7 of the cherubim. For the che

rubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the

cherubim covered the ark and 8 the staves thereof above. And

'the staves were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from the holy place before the oracle ; but they were not seen without:

and there they are, unto this day. 9 There was nothing in the ark

save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, 2 when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when

they came out of the land of 10 Egypt. And it came to pass,

7 And the priests brought in the

ark of the covenant of the LORD unto its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place,

even under the wings of the 8 cherubim. For the cherubim

spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the che

rubim covered the ark and the 9 staves thereof above. And 'the

staves were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle ; but they

were not seen without : and there Io it is, unto this day.

There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put there at Horeb, 'when the LORD made a covenant with the children of

Israel, when they came out of 11 Egypt. And it came to pass,

when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests that were present had

sanctified themselves, and did 12 not keep their courses; also the

Levites which were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brethren, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an

when the priests were come out

of the holy place, that the cloud II filled the house of the LORD, SO

that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

hundred and twenty priests sound13 ing with trumpets :) it came even

to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals

1 Or, they drew out the staves, so that

1 Or, they drew out the staves, so that

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2 Or, where

Or, where

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and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever : that then the house was

filled with a cloud, even the 14 house of the Lord, so that the

priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD filled the

house of God. Then spake Solomon, The

6 Then spake Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would LORD hath said that he would 13 dwell in the thick darkness. I 2 dwell in the thick darkness. But have surely built thee an house

I have built thee an house of of habitation, a place for thee to

habitation, and a place for thee 14 dwell in for ever. And the king 3 to dwell in for ever. And the

turned his face about, and blessed king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel : all the congregation of Israel :

and all the congregation of Israel and all the congregation of Israel (15 stood. And he said, Blessed be v 4 stood. And he said, Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,

the LORD, the God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto which spake with his mouth un

David my father, and hath with to David my father, and hath 16 his hand fulfilled it, saying, Since

with his hands fulfilled it, saying, the day that I brought forth my

5 Since the day that I brought people Israel out of Egypt, I forth my people out of the land chose no city out of all the tribes of Egypt, I chose no city out of of Israel to build an house, that

all the tribes of Israel to build my name might be there; but I an house in, that my name might chose David to be over my people

be there; neither chose I any Israel.

man to be a prince over my people 6 Israel : but I have chosen Jeru

salem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David

to be over my people Israel. 17 Now it was in the heart of David 7 Now it was in the heart of David

my father to build an house for my father to build an house for

the name of the LORD, the God the name of the LORD, the God 18 of Israel. But the LORD said V8 of Israel. But the LORD said

unto David my father, Whereas unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst house for my name, thou didst

well that it was in thine heart: well that it was in thine heart: 19 nevertheless thou shalt not build 9 nevertheless thou shalt not build

the house ; but thy son that shall the house ; but thy son that come forth out of thy loins, he shall come forth out of thy loins,

i Or, for song

2 Or, leader

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I 2

shall build the house for my name.

he shall build the house for my V 20 And the LORD hath established 10 name. And the LORD hath per

his word that he spake; for I am formed his word that he spake ; risen up in the room of David my for I am risen up in the room of father, and sit on the throne of David my father, and sit on the Israel, as the LORD promised, throne of Israel, as the LORD and have built the house for the promised, and have built the

name of the LORD, the God of house for the name of the LORD, 21 Israel. And there have I set a 11 the God of Israel. And there

place for the ark, wherein is the have I set the ark, wherein is the
covenant of the LORD, which he covenant of the LORD, which he
made with our fathers, when he made with the children of Israel.
brought them out of the land of
Egypt.
And Solomon stood before the

And he stood before the altar altar of the Lord in the presence

of the LORD in the presence of of all the congregation of Israel, all the congregation of Israel, and

and spread forth his hands to- 13 spread forth his hands : (for 23 ward heaven : and he said,

Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court ; and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congrega

tion of Israel, and spread forth 14

his hands toward heaven :) and O LORD, the God of Israel, there he said, O LORD, the God of is no God like thee, in heaven Israel, there is no God like thee, above, or on earth beneath ; who in the heaven, or in the earth ; keepest covenant and mercy 'with who keepest covenant and mercy

thy servants, that walk before thee 'with thy servants, that walk be24 with all their heart : who hast fore thee with all their heart :

kept with thy servant David my 15 who hast kept with thy servant father that which thou didst pro

David

my

father that which thou mise him : yea, thou spakest with didst promise him: yea, thou thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it spakest with thy mouth, and hast

with thine hand, as it is this day. fulfilled it with thine hand, as it V 25 Now therefore, O LORD, the God v16 is this day. Now therefore, O

of Israel, keep with thy servant LORD, the God of Israel, keep David my father that which thou with thy servant David my father hast promised him, saying, ? There that which thou hast promised shall not fail thee a man in my him, saying, ?There shall not fail sight to sit on the throne of thee a man in my sight to sit on

Israel ; if only thy children take the throne of Israel ; if only thy V heed to their way, to walk before children take heed to their way,

1 Or, for

i Or, for

2 Heb. There shall not be cut off unto 2 Heb. There shall not be cut off unto thee a man from my sight.

thee a man from my sight.

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