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David's thanksgiving I. CHRONICLES.

and prayer. hand upon me, evou all the works of house of God, or gold, live thousand this pattern.

talents and ten thousand drams; and 20 I And David said to Solomon his of silver, .en thousand talents; and of bon, Be strong, and of good courage, brass, eighteen thousand talents; and and do it: rear not, nor be dismayed; one hundred thousand talents or iron. for the Lord God, even my God, will 8 And they with whom precious be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor stones were found gave them to the forsake thee, until thou hast finished treasure of the house of the Lord, by all the work for the service of the the hand of Jebiel the Gershonite. house of the Lord.

9 Then the people rejoiced, for thuc 21 And, behold, the courses of the they oflered willingly, because with priests and the Leriles, even they shall perfect beart they offered willingly to be with thee for all the service of the the Lond: and David the king also house of God: and there shall be with rejoiced with great joys thee, for all manner of workmanship, 101 VVlerclore David blessed the every willing skillul man for any Lord before all the congregation: and manner of service; also the princes David said, Blessed betbou, Lord God and all the people will be wholly at of Israel our failer, for ever and ever. lly commandinenl.

11 Thive, O Lord, is the greatness, CHIP. XXIX.

and the power, and the glory, and the F URTHERMORE David the king victory, and the majesty : for all that

said unto all the congregation, is in live heaven and in the earth is Soloinon my son, whom alone God thine; tline is the kingdom, O LORD, batu chosell

, is yel young and tender, and thou art exalted as head above all. and the vork is great : for the palace 12 Both riches and honour come of is not for man, but for the LORD God. thee, wd thou reguest over all; and

2 Nuw I have prepared with all my in thy land is power and might; and
might for the house of my God, the in this band it is to make great, and to
gold for things to be made of gold, and give strength unto all.
the silver for things of silver, and the 13 Now therefore, our God, we thanks
brass for things of brass, the iron for thee, and praise thy glorious name.
things of iron, and wood for things of 14 But who am I, and what is my
wood; onyx stones, and stones to be people, that we should be ble to otier
set, blistering stones, and of divers so willingly aller this sort ? for all
colours, and all manner of precious things come of thee, and of thine owu
stones, and marble stones in abun bile we given thee.
dance.

15 for we are strangers before thee,
3 Moreover, because I have set my and snjourriers, as ivere all our fathers:
asection to the house of my God, if our day'a on the earth are as a shadow
have of mine own proper good. of gold and there is none abiding
and silver, which I have given to the 100 LORD Our Goll, all this store that
house of any God, over and above all we bave prepared, to build tliee a
that I have prepared for the bolyhouse. house for ihy holy name, comcth of

4 Eventree thousand talents of gold, thy hand, and is ail thioe own.
of the gold of Ophir, and seven thou 17 I know also, my God, that thou
sand talents of refined silver, to over. triest the heart, and liast pleasure in
lay the walls of the houses withal : uprightness. As for me, in the up-
5 The gold for things of gold, and the rightness of my heart I have willingly
silver for things of silver, and for all olered all these things; and now have
manner of work to be made lige the I seen with joy thy people, which are
bands of artificers. And who then is present bere, to ofler willingly votu
willing to consecrate his service thislihce.
day unto the Lord?

18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac,
6 1 Then the chicf of the fathers and and of Israel, our fathers, keep this lor
princes of the tribes of Israel, and the ever in the imagination of the thoughts
captains of thousands and or hundreds of the heart of thy people, and pre-
with the rulers over the king's work, pare their heart unto thee:
offered willingly,

19 And give unto Solomon my son a 7 And gave for the service of the perfect heart, 10 kerp thy comanda

Solomon's choice
CHAP. I.

of wisdom ments, thy testimonies, and thy stat. 24 And all the princes, and the iniçbi vlea, and to do all these things and tolly men, and all the song likewise oi build the palace, for the which I have king David,submitted themselves unto made provision.

Solomon thie king. 20 I And Ditvid said to all the con- 25 And the Lord magnified Solomon gregation, Now bless the LORD your exceedingly in the sight of all lsrae: God. And all the congregation blessed and bestowed upon him such royai the Lord God of their fathers, and majesty as bad not been on any king bowed down their heads, and wor- before bim in Israel. slippe the LOAD, and the king. 26 | Tbus David the son of Jesse 2. And they sacrificed sacrifices unto reigned over all Israel. the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings 27 And the time that be reigned over unto the LORD, an the morrow after Israel ivas forty years; seven years that day, even a thousand bullocks, a reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and tliousand rains and a thousands lambs, three years reigned he in Jerusalem. will their drink-offerings, and sacrifi. 23 And he died in a good old age,lull ces in abundance for all Israel: of days, riches, and honour; and Solo 22 And did eal and drink before the mon his son reigned in his stead. Loud on that day with great gladness. 29 Now the acts of David the king, And they inade Solomon the son of Da- first and last, beloid, they are written vid king the second time and anointed in the book of Samuel tie seer, and in him unto the Lord Lo be the chief gov- the book of Nathin the proplet, and crnor, and Zadlok lo he priest.

in the hook of Gad the scer, 23 ThenSolomon sat on the throne of 30 With all his reign and his might, the Lond 19 kinginstead of David his and the times that went over liim, and father, and prosperied; and all Isr:el over Israel, all overall the kiogioms obeyed him.

lof the countries.

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T The Second Book of the CHRONICLES.
CHAP. I.

was at the tabernacle or the congregaND Solomon the son of David was tion, and offered a thousand burnt-of

strengthened in his kingilon, indrerings upon it the LORD his God was with him, and 7 11 In that night did God appear unto magoified him exceedingly.

Solomon, and suid unto him, ask what 2 ThenSolomon spake unto all Israel, I shall give thee. to the captaius of thousands iud of S du Solomon said unto God, Thou oundreds, and to the judges, and to hast showed great mercy unlo David every governor in all Israel, live chiel ny father, and hast made me to reign of tire fathers.

in his steni. 3 So Solomon, and all the congrega- 9 Now, O LORD Goulet thy promisc tion with him, went to the liigli place unto David my litther be escablished: that was at Gibeon: for there was the for thou hast made me king over a tabernacle of the congregation of God, people like the dust of the earth in which Moses the servant of the LORD multitule. liad maile in the wilderness.

10 Give me nowy wision and knowi. But the ark of God had David edge, ibat

, I may go out and come in orought up from Kirjath-jearim to the before this people: for who can judge place which David had prepared for it: this thy people, that is so great? for he had pitched a tent for it at Jeru. 11 And God said to Solomon, Because salein.

this svas in thy heart, and thou hast 5 Moreover, the brazen aluar, that not askoil riches, wealth, or honour, Bezaleel the son or Uri,the son of Hur, nor thic life of thine enemies, neither had made, he put before the tabernacle yet hast asked long life; but hast asked of the LORD: and Solomon and the vision and knowledge for thysell, congregation sought into it.

that thou mayest judge my people, 6 And Solomon went up tbither to the cver whionn I have made thee king : brazen allar before the Lord, rlich | 12 Wisdom and knowledge is girtuted

Solomon scudeth

II. CHRONICLES. amuassadors lu Ilutin. unto thee; aud I will give thee riches, lhouse,seeing the heaven and heaven of and wealth, and honour, such as none beavens camot contain him? who an of the kings have liad that have been I then, that I should build him a house, before thee, neither shall there any save only to burn sacrifice before hiin? alter thee have tbe like.

7 Send me now therefore a man cun3 | Then Solomon came from his ring to work in gold, and in silver,and journey to the high place that was at in brass, and in iron, and in purple, Gibeoo to Jerusalem, from before the and crimson, and blue, and that can tabernacle of the congregation, and skill to grave with the cunnin, men reigned over Lsrael.

that are willi me in Judal and in Je. 11 And Solomon gathered chariots rusalem, whom David my father did and horsemen: and be had a tliousand provide. and four hundred chariots, and twelve 8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees thousand horseinen, which he placed and alguin-trees, out of Lebanon: for in the chariot cities, and with the king I know that thy servants can skill to at Jerusalem.

cut timber in Lebanor.; and, beho.d, 15 And the king made silver and gold my servants shall be with tiny ser itt Jerusalein as plenteois as stones, vants, and cedar-trees inade lie as the syma- 9 Even to prepare me timber in abun more-trees that are in the vale, for dance: for the 119e which I am about Abundance.

to build sluall be wonderful great. 16 And Solomon had horses brought 10 And, belold, I will give to thy out of Erypt, and linen yarn : the servants, the bewers that cut tinber, king's merchants received the linen twenty thousand measures of beaten yarn at a price.

wheat, and twenty thousand measures 17 And they fetched up, and brought of barley, and twenty thousand ballis foruh out of Egypt a chariot for six for wine, and twenty thousands baths Juodred shekels of silver, and a liorse of oil. for a hundred and lilly: and so brought 11 | Then Iuram the king of Tyre they out horses for all the kings of the answered in writing, wiricla de sent lo liittites, and for the kings of Syria, by Solomon, Because the Lord hath lovtheir means.

ed his people, he hath made thee king CHAP. II.

Over them, AND Solomon determined to builla 12 Huran suid morccver, Blessed lic

house for the name of the LOND, the LORD God of Israel, that inade and a house for his kingdom.

heaven and earth, wbo liath given to 2 And Soloinon told out threescore David the king a wise 2011, endued and ten thousuund inen to bear burdens, with prudence and understanding that and fourscore thousand to hew in the might build a house for the Lord,and nountain, and three thousand and sis an house for his kingilom. hundrell to uversee them.

13 And now I have sent a cunning 3 And Solomon sent to Huram the man, endued with understanding, of king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst Huram my father's, ileal with David my father, and didst 14 The son of a woman of the daughsend bim cedars to build hin a house ters or Dan, and his father rvas a inan to dwell therein, even so deal with me. or 'Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and

4 Behold, I build a house to the naine in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, of the Lord my God, lo dedicate it to and in timber, in purple, in blue, and him, and to burn before him Aweet'in fine linen, and in crimson ; also lo incense, and for the continual show- grave any manner ol graving, and to bread, and for the burnt offerings ind out every device which shall be inorning and evening, on the sabbaths, put to bim, with thy cuijning mei, and on the new-Moons, and on the sol and with the cunning mer of my lord cinn seasts of the LORD Our God. This David thy father. is (12 ordinance for ever to Israel. 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the

5 And the house which I build is barley, the oil, and the wine, which great : for great is our God above all my lord hath spoken of, let lim send gods.

unto his servants : 6 But who is able to build him a IG And we will cut wood out of Leb

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The building
CHAP. III, IV.

of the leniple. anon, as much as thou shall need: and fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid we will bring it to thee in Noats by sea the upper chambers with gold. to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to 10 And in the most lioly house le Jerusalen,

made two cherubims of image work, 17 1 And Solomon numbered all the and orerlaud then witli gold. strangers that were in the land of Is- 111 And the wings of the cherubimg rael, after the numbering wherewith vere twenty cubits long: one wing of David luis father had numbered them; the one cherub was fire cubita, reachiand Liey were found a hundred and ing to tbe wall of the liouse: and the fifty thousand, and three thousand and other wing was likervise five cubits, six hundred,

reaching to tbe wing of the other 18 And be bet llireegcore and len cherub, thousand of them to be bearers or bur- 12 And one wing of the other cherub dens, and courscore thousand to be was tire cubils, reaching to the wall hewers in the mountains, and three of the house : and the other wing wos thousand and six hundred overseers to five cubits also, joining to the wing set the people a work.

the other cherub.

13 The wings of these cherubiing CHAP, III.

spread tlieinselves forth (lenty cubits: TH

HEN Solomon began to build the land they stood on their feet, and their

house of the Lord at Jerusalemn faces were inward. in nouut Moriali, where the LORD 1+1 And be made the rail of blue appered unto David bis father, in the and purple, and crimson, and fine lin place that David had prepared in the en, and wrought clicrubins thercon. threshing-loor of Oman the Jebusite. 15 Also he made before the liouse two

2 And lie began to build in the second pillars of thirty and five cubits bigh, day of the second month, in the fourth and the chapiter that was on the top sear of his reigii.

of each of them was fire cubits. 3 Now these are the things wherein 16 And be made chains, as in the Solomon was instructed for the build- oracle, and put them on the lieads of ing of the house of God. The length the pillars; and made a hundred by cubits after the first measure was pomegranates, and put them on the thireescore cubits, and the breadth chains. twcity cubits.

17 And he reared up the pillars before 4 And the porch that was in tlie front the temple, one on the right land, and of the house, the length of it was ac. the other on the left; and called the cording to the breadth of the liouse, name of that on the right hand Jachin, twenty cubits, and the height was a and the name of liat on the lell Boaz hundred and twenty: and lie overlaid

CHAP. IV. it within will pure gold.

OREOVER be made an allar of witi fir-tree, which he oreclaid with thereof, and tweuty cubits the breadth ane gold, and set thereon palm-trees thereof, and ten cubits wie beiglit and chains.

thereof. 6 And he garnished the house with | 2 || Algo lie made a molten sea of ten precious stones for beauty: and the cubits from briin to brim, round in gold rvas gold of Parvaim.

compass, and fire cubits the height 7 He overlaid also tlie house, the Uicreof; and a line of thirty cubits did beans, the posts, and the walls there compass it round about. of, and the doors thercol, with gold; 3 And under it was the similitude of and graved cherubims on the walls. oxen, which did compass it round

8 And he made the most holy louse, about; ten in a cubit, compassing the the length whereof 2017s according to sea round about. Two rows of oxen the breadth of the house, twenty cu-were cast, wben it was cast. bijls, and the breadth thereof twenty, 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three cubits: and he overlaid it with fine looking towaru the nortli, and three goll, amounting 10 six hundred tal-looking toward the west, and three

looking toward the south, and three 9 And the weight of the nails was looking toward the east: am the sea

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11. CHRONICLES. induction of the ark. icas set above upon tiem, and all their golden altar also, and the tables where hinder parts were inward.

on the stww.bread was set ; 5 And tlic thickness of it was aliand- 20 Moreover the candlesticks with breadth, and the brim of' it like the their lamps, that they should burn work of the brim of a cup, with flow. after the manner before the oracle, ol ers of lilies; and it received and held pure gold ; three thousand baths.

21 And the lowera, and the lamps, 6 1 He inade also ten lavers, and put and the longe, made he oj gold, and five on the right hand, and five on the that perfect gold; left, to wash io them : such things as 22 And the enuflers, and the basons, they offered for the burnt-offering they and the spoons, and the censers, ojo washed in them; but the sea was for pure gold; and the entry of the house', the priests to wash in.

tie iniicr door's thereof for the most 7 And he made ion candlesticks or holy place, and the doors of the house gold according to their form, and set of the temple, were of gold. them in the temple, live on thio right

CHAP. V. hand, and five on the left.

SHe made also ten tables, and placed HUS all the work tha: Solomon them in the temple, five on the right

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made for the house of the LORD side, and five on the lelt. And he was finished; and Solomon brought in niace a hundred basons of gold. all the things that David bis father hand

91 Furthermore lie made the court dedicated; and the silver,and the gokt, of the priests, and thic great court, and and all the instruments, put he among doors for the court, and overlaid thic the treasures of the house of God. doors of them witi brass.

2 T Then Solomon assembled the 10 And he set the sea on the right side clders of Israel, and all the beads of of the east end, over against llic south. the tribes, the chief of the fathers and

11 And Huram iade the pots, and the the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, shovels, and the basons. And Huram to bring up the ark of the covenant of finished the work that be was to make the LORD out of the city of Davil, for king Solomon for the liouse of which is Zion.

3 Wherefore all the men of Israe) 12 To wit, the two pillars, and the assembled themselves unto the king poinmels, and the chapitera which in die feast which was in the seventh were on the top of the Ilwo pillars, month. and the two wreaths to cover the twol 4 And all the elders of Israel came pommels of the cbapilers which were and the Levites took (p the ark. on lie top of the pillars;

5 And they brought up the ark, and 13 Aucl lour hundred pomegranates the tabernacle of the congregation and on the two wreaths; two rows oruul te holy vessels that were in the pomegranates on each wreatli, to cor- tabernacle, Wiese did the priests una er the two pommels of the chapiters the Levites bring up. which were upon the pillara.

6 Also king Solomon and all the con14 He made also bases, and lavers gregation of Israel Wiat were assem. maile he upon the bases;

bled unto him before the ark sacrificed 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. sheep End oxen, which could not be 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and told nor numbered for multitude. the sesli-books, and all their instru. 7 Ard die priests brought in the ark ments, did Huram luis father make to of the covenant of the LORD unto bis king Solomon for the house of the place, to the oracle of the liouse, into LORD, of bright brass.

ihe most holy place, eren under the 17 lille plain of Jordan did the king wings of the cherubims : cast them, in the clay-ground between 8 For the cherubims spread forth Succoth and Zeredathah.

their wings over the place of the ark, 18 Thus Solomon made all these res- and the cherubims covered the uk cals in great abundance: for the weight and the staves thereof above. of the brass could not be found out 9 And they drew out the slaves of the

19 1 And Solunnon made all the ves. ark, that the ends of the stares were eels that ilere for the house of God, thed seen from the ark before the oracle

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