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Solomon's distinguished reputation. 1 KINGS, VI. Solomon's agreement with Hiram. was in the land.

B.C. 1014. 6 Now therefore command thou that 20 Judah and Israel were many,a as the

they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; sand which is by the sea in multitude, a chap. 3. 8. and my servants shall be_with thy sereating and drinking, and making merry.

Ge. 22. 17.

vants; and unto thee will I give hire for 21 And Solomon reigned over all

Pr. 14. 28.

thy servants, according to all that thou

6 Ec. 2. 24. kingdoms from the river unto the land

c2 Ch. 9. 26,

shalt Bappoint: for thou knowest that of the Philistines, and unto the border


there is not among usd any that can skill of Egypt: they brought presents, and Ps.72.8..11. to hew timber like unto the Sidonians. served Solomon all the days of his life.

7 And it came to pass, when Hiram 22 And Solomon’s y provision for one 11 Co. 12. 14, heard the words of Solomon, that he reday was thirty measures of fine flour, &c.' joiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the and threescore measures of meal,

el Sa. 10. 27. LORD! this day, which hath given unto 23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out Ps. 68. 29. David a wise sony over this great people. of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, y bread. 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallow- & cors. I have Śconsidered the things which deer, and fatted fowl.

s Da. 2. 21. thou sentest to me for: and I will do all 24' For he had dominion over all the 9 Pr. 13. 1. thy desire concerning timber of cedar, region on this side the river, from Tiphsah Sheard. and concerning timber of fir. even to Azzah, over all the kings on this 1 Ch. 22. 9. 9 My servants shall bring them down side the river: and he had peaceh on all

from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will sides round about him.

n confidently.

convey them by sea in floats unto the

O send. 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt n safe.

place that thou shalt e appoint me, and

i Je. 23. 6. ly, every man underk his vine and un

will cause them to be discharged there,

k Mi. 4. 4. der his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer

and thou shalt receive them: and thou

Zec. 3. 10. sheba, all the days of Solomon.

i Ezr. 3. 7.

shalt accomplish my desire in? giving 26 And Solomon had forty thousand

Eze. 27. 17.

food for my household. stalls of horses m for his chariots," and Ac. 12. 20. 10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees twelve thousand horsemen.

m De. 17. 16. and fir trees, according to all his desire. 27 And those officers provided victual n chap. 10.26. 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty for king Solomon, and for all that came

2 Ch. 1. 14. thousand k measures of wheat for food unto king Solomon's table, every man

to his household, and twenty measures in his month: they lacked nothing.

dor, mules, of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram 28 Barley also and straw for the horses or, swift

year by year. and a dromedaries brought they unto the

Es. 8. 14.

12 And the LORD gave Solomon wis. place where the officers were, every man Mi. 1. 13.

dom, as he promisedo him: and there was according to his charge.

o chap. 3. 12. peace between Hiram and Solomon; and 29 And God gave Solomon” wisdom chap. 3. 12. they two made a league together. and understanding exceeding much, and u tribute of

13 And king Solomon raised a u levy largeness of heart, even as the sand that

out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty is on the sea shore.

9 Job 1.3.

thousand men. 30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the Mat. 2.1,16. 14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten wisdom of all the children of the east

rAc. 7. 22. thousand a month by courses; a month country, and all’ the wisdom of Egypt. chap. 4. 6. they were in Lebanon, and two months at 31 For he was wiser than all men; than

t1 Ch. 15. 19. home: and Adoniram. was over the levy.

Ps. 89, title. Ethant the Ezrahite, and Heman, and

15 And Solomon had threescore and ten

u1 Ch. 2.6. Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and

6. 33.

thousand that bare burdens, and fourhis fame was in all nations round about. Ps. 88, title. score thousand hewers in the mountains ;

32 And he spake three thousand pro- v chap. 9. 21. 16 Beside the chief of Solomon's offiverbs :* and his songs y were a thousand - Jos. 9. 21. cers which were over the work, three thouand five.

* Pr. I. &c. sand and three hundred, which ruled over 33 And he spake of trees, from the ce

Ec. 12. 9. the people that wrought in the work. dar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the y Ca. 1.1, &c. 17 And the king commanded, and they hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he -2Ch.9,1,23. brought great stones, costly stones, and

Is. 2. 2, 3. spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of

Col. 2. 3.

hewed stones, to lay the foundation of creeping things, and of fishes.

the house. 34 And there came of all people to hear

vor, Giblites,

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's

Eze. 27. 9. the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of

builders did hew them, and the v stone

a ver. 10, 18. the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

squarers :
2.Ch. 2. 3, stones to build the house.

so they prepared timber and CHAPTER V.

Huram. AND Hiram king of Tyre sent his 2 Sa. 5. 11. AND it came to pass, in the four hun

CHAPTER VI. servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king built. dred and eightieth year after the children in the room of his father; forb Hiram c1 Ch. 22. 8. of Israel were come out of the land of was ever a lover of David.

28. 3. Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, d Eze. XL. reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which

3 Thou knowest how that David my fa- XLI. is the second month, that he 7 began to ther could not build an house unto the name

e Ps. 72. 7. build the house of the LORD. of the LORD his God for the warge which

Is. 9. 7. 2 And the housed which king Solomon were about him on every side, until the p say. built for the LORD, the length thereof LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

f 2 Ch.2.4,&c.

was threescore cubits, and the breadth 4 But now the LORD my God hath given 92 Sa. 7, 13; thereof twenty cubits, and the height

1 . me reste on every side, so that there is

thereof thirty cubits. neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

oor, win

3 And the porch before the temple of

dows broad 5 And, behold, I p purpose to build an within, and the house, twenty cubits was the length houses unto the name of the LORD my

thereof, according to the breadth of the God, as the LORD spakeg unto David my without;

house; and ten cubits was the breadth father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set

or, skewed

thereof before the house. upon thy throne in thy room, he shall and closed, 4 And for the house he made windows build an house unto my name.

of narrow lights.



the ceilings

Building of the Temple.


The house of Solomon. 5 And Bagainst the wall of the house B. C. 1012. the one wing unto the uttermost part of be built y chambers a round about, against

the other were ten cubits. the walls of the house round about, both Bor, ilpon, or, 25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: of the temple and of the oracle: and he joining to. both the cherubims were of one measure made 8 chambers round about.

Y floors. and one size. 6 The nethermost chamber was five cu- a Eze. 41. 6. 26 The height of the one cherub was ten bits broad, and the middle was six cubits 8 ribs. cubits, and so was it of the other cherub. broad, and the third was seven cubits 5 or, the chc- 27 And he set the cherubims within the broad: for without in the wall of the house

rubims inner house; and $they stretched forth the he made a narrowed rests round about, stretched wings of the cherubims, so that the wing that the beams should not be fastened in forth their of the one touched the one wall, and the the walls of the house.

wings. wing of the other cherub touched the 7 And the house, when it was in building, n narrow- other wall; and their wings touched one was built of stone made ready before it ings, or, re- another in the midst of the house.

batements. was brought thither : so that there was nei

28 And he overlaid the cherubims with

bch.5. 17, 18. ther hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron,

De. 27.5, 6.

gold. heard in the house while it was in building.

29 And he carved all the walls of the 8 The door for the middle chamber was

0 openings

house round about with carved figures

of. in the right side of the house : and they

K shoulder.

of cherubims and palm trees and open went up with winding stairs into the mid

flowers, within and without.

dor, the dle chamber, and out of the middle into

30 And the floor of the house he over

vault. the third.

beams and

| laid with gold, within and without. 9 So he built the house, and finished

31 And for the entering of the oracle he it; and covered the housed with beams with cedar. made doors of olive tree : the lintel and and boards of cedar.

u or, five

side posts were l a fifth part of the wall. 10 And then he built chambers against


32 The vtwo doors also were of oliva all the house, five cubits, high: and they vor, leaves of tree; and he carved upon them carvings rested on the house with timber of cedar.

the doors. of cherubims and palm trees and T 11 And the word of the LORD came - openings flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and to Solomon, saying,


spread gold upon the cherubims and upon 12 Concerning this house which thou art

cchap. 9. 4. the palm trees. in building, if c thou wilt walk in my sta

por, four

33 So also made he for the door of the tutes, and execute my judgments, and keep


temple, posts of olive tree, pa fourth part all my commandments to walk in them; a Eze. 41. 23. of the wall. then will I perform_my word with thee, e2 Sa. 7. 13. 34 And the two doors were of fir tree: which I spakee unto David thy father:

s Ex. 25. 8. the twod leaves of the one door were fold13 And I will dwell among the chil- 2. Co. 6. 16. ing, and the two leaves of the other door

Re. 21. 3. dren of Israel, and will not forsake e my

g De. 31. 6.

were folding. people Israel.

He. 13. 5.

35 And he carved thereon cherubims and 14 So Solomon built the house, and

oor, from

palm trees and open flowers; and covered finished it.

the floor of

them with gold fitted upon the carved work. 15 And he built the walls of the house

the house

36 And he built the inner court with within with boards of cedar, o both the unto the three rows of hewed stone, and a row of floor of the house, and the walls of the walls, and cedar beams. ceiling: and he covered them on the in- So, verse 16. 37 In the fourth year was the foundaside with wood, and covered the floor of oor, with all tion of the house of the LORD laid, in the house with planks of fir.

the month Zif: 16 And he built twenty cubits on the

tenances 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month sides of the house, both the floor and the thereof, and Bul, which is the eighth month, was the walls, with boards of cedar: he even

with all the house finished throughout all the parts

ordinances built them for it within, even for the ora


thereof, and according to all the fashion of cle, even for thei most holy place.

h ver. 1, 9.
it. So was hek seven

years in building it. 124 And the house, that is, the temple i chap8. 9. BUT Solomon was building, his own

CHAPTER VII. before it, was forty cubits long.

18 And the cedar of the house within was Eze. 45. 3. house thirteenk years, and he finished all carved with x knops and yopen flowers : k chap. 9. 10. his house. all was cedar : there was no stone seen.

2 Ch. 8. 1. 2 He built also the house of the forest 19 And the oracle? he prepared in the xor, gourds. of Lebanon; the length thereof was an house within, to set there the ark of the openings hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof covenant of the LORD.

of. fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty 20 And the oracle in the forepart was Iver. 5, 16. cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits

Ps. 28. 2.

with cedar beams upon the pillars, in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height Bribs. 3 And it was covered with cedar above thereof: and he overlaid it with y pure gold; y shut up. upon the B beams, that lay on forty five and so covered the altar which was of cedar. 8 sight pillars, fifteen in a row.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house with- against 4 And there were windows in three rows, in with pure gold : and he made a parti- sight.

and & light was against light in three ranks. tion by the chains of gold before the Šor, spaces 5 And all the doors and posts were oracle; and he overlaid it with gold. and pillars square, with the windows: and light was 22 And the whole house he overlaid were square against light in three ranks.

in prospect. with gold, until he had finished all the

m Ex.30.1,3,5.

6 And he made a porch of pillars; the house : also m the whole altar that was 2 Ch.3.7,&c. length thereof was fifty cubits, and the by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

n Ex. 37.7..9. breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the 23 And within the oracle he made two nor, accord porch was before them; and the other cherubimsn of olive tree, each ten cubits

ing to.

pillars and the thick beam were n before high.

e trees of

them. 24 And five cubits was the one wing of oil, or, oily 7 Then he made a porch for the throne, the cherub, and five cubits the other wing

trees, where he might judge, even the porch of of the cherub; from the uttermost part of

judgment; and it was covered with cedar

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His other buildings.

1 KINGS, VII. Ornaments and sacred vessels. from B one side of the floor to the other. B. C. 1005. toward the south, and three looking to8 And his house where he dwelt had an

ward the east: and the sea was set above other court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an

upon them, and all their hinder parts B from floor to floor.

were inward. house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom a he

26 And it was an hand breadth thick, had taken to wife, like unto this porch. a chap. 3. 1. and the brim thereof was wrought like

9 All these were of costly stones, ac- 2 Ch.8.11. the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies : cording to the measures of hewed stones,

it contained two thousand baths. sawed with saws, within and without, even

6 Eze. 1. 10.

27 And he made ten bases of brass : from the foundation unto the coping, and

10. 14.

four cubits was the length of one base,

41. 19. so on the outside toward the great court.

Ho. 5. 14.

and four cubits the breadth thereof, and 10 And the foundation was of costly

Re. 5. 5.

three cubits the height of it. stones, even great stones; stones of ten

28 And the work of the bases was on cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

cGe. 3. 24. this manner: they had borders, and the 11 And above were costly stones, after Ex. 25. 18. borders were between the ledges : the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 37. 7. 29 And on the borders that were between

12 And the great court round about was He. 9. 5. the ledges were lions, oxen, and cheruwith three rows of hewed stones, and a

bims :c and upon the ledges there was a base row of cedar beams, both for the inner di Pe. 2. 5. above: and beneath the lions and oxen were court of the house of the LORD, and for

certain additionsd made of thin work.

e Jno. 10. 23. the porche of the house.

Ac. 3. 11.

30 And every base had four brazen 13 And king, Solomon sent, and fetched

wheels, and plates of brass; and the four Hirams out of Tyre.

s verse 40.

corners thereof had undersetters : under 14 He was y a widow's song of the tribe

2 Ch.4.11,

the laver were undersetters molten, at of Naphtali, and his fatherh was a man Huram. the side of every addition. of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was

31 And the mouth of it, within the filled with wisdom and understanding and y the son of chapiter and above, was a cubit: but the cunning to work all works in brass. And a widow mouth thereof was round, after the work he came to king Solomon, and wrought

of the base, a cubit and an half: and also all his work.

upon the mouth of it were gravings with 15 For he : cast two pillarsk of brass, 92 Ch. 2. 14. their borders, foursquare, not round. of eighteen cubits high apiece; and a

32 And under the borders were four line of twelve cubits did compass either K 2 Ch. 4. 16. wheels ;!. and the axletrees of the wheels of them about.

i Ex. 31. 3.

were $ joined to the base; and the height of 16 And he made two chapiters of molten

a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.

36. 1. brass, to set upon .the tops of the pillars :

33 And the work of the wheels was like the height of the one chapiter was five fashioned. the work of a chariot wheel; their axlecubits, and the height of the other chapi

trees, and their naves, and their felloes, ter was five cubits :

k verse 21. and their spokes, were all molten. 17 And nets of checker work, and 2 Ki. 25.17. 34 And there were four undersetters to wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters 2Ch.3.15,&c the four corners of one base : and the unwhich were upon the top of the pillars ; -4.12,&c dersetters were of the very base itself.

Je.52.21,&c seven for the one chapiter, and seven for

35 And in the top of the base was there the other chapiter.

? Eze.1.15,&c a round compass of half a cubit high : and 18 And he made the pillars, and two

on the top of the base the ledges thereof, rows round about upon the one network, Š in the base. and the borders thereof, were of the same. to cover the chapiters that were upon the

36 For on the plates of the ledges there. top, with pomegranates: and so did hem nakedness. of, and on the borders thereof, he graved for the other chapiter.

cherubims, lions, and palm trees, accord19 And the chapiters that were upon

m 2 Ch.4.6, ing to the n proportion of every one, and the top of the pillars were of lily work in

additions round about. the porch, four cubits.

37 After this manner he made the ten

n verse 12. 20 And the chapiters upon the two pil

chap. 6.3.

bases : all of them had one casting, one lars had pomegranates also above, over

measure, and one size. against the belly which was by the net- O shoulder. 38 Then made he ten lavergm of brass : work: and the pomegranates were two

one laver contained forty baths; and hundred, in rows round about upon the ki.e. He every laver was four cubits: and upon other chapiter.

shall esta- every one of the ten bases one laver. 21 And he set up the pillars in the blish.

39 And he put five bases on the right porchn of the temple : and he set up the

e side of the house, and five on the left right pillar, and called the name thereof 1i.e. In it is side of the house; and he set the sea on * Jachin; and he set up the left pillar, strength. the right side of the house eastward, over and called the name thereof ^ Boaz.

against the south. 22 And upon the top of the pillars was Heb. Hi

40 And u Hiram made the lavers, and the lily work: so was the work of the pillars rom, ver.13. shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made finished.

an end of doing all the work that he made 23 And he made a molten sea,o ten • 2 Ki. 25. 13. king Solomon for the house of the LORD; cubits v from the one brim to the other:

v from his

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls it was round all about, and his height

brim to his of the chapiters that were on the top of was five cubits; and a line of thirty cu


the two pillars; and the two networks, bits did compass it round about.

to cover the two bowls of the chapiters 24 Ande under the brim of it round p ver. 17, 18. which were upon the top of the pillars ; about there were knops compassing it, ten

42 And four hundred pomegranates in a cubit, compassing the sea round 22 Ch. 4.3... for the two networks, even two rows of about: the knops were cast in two rows,

pomegranates for one network, to cover when it was cast.

$ upon the

the two bowls of the chapiters that were 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three face of the upon the pillars ;

pillars. looking toward the north, and three look

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers ing toward the west, and three looking

on the bases ;


the sea;

Building of the Temple.


Dedication of the Temple, 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under B.C. 1005. the clouda filled the house of the LORD,

11 So that the priests could not stand 45 Ando the pots, and the shovels, and Ex. 40. 34. to minister because of the cloud : for the the basons : and all these vessels, which

Le. 16. 2. glory of the LORD had filled the house Hiram made to king Solomon for the Ex. 27.3. of the LORD. house of the LORD, were of B bright brass. B brass made 12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king

bright, or, that he would dwell in the thick darkness.d cast them, y in the clay ground between


13 I9 have surely built thee an house Succothe and Zarthan.

c2 Ch. VI.

to dwell in, a settled placeh for thee to 47 And Solomon left all the vessels un-y in the abide in for ever. weighed, 8 because they were exceeding

thickness of 14 And the king turned his face about, many: neither was the weight of the the ground. and blessedi all the congregation of Israel : brass Š found out.

d Ps. 97.2.

(and all the congregation of Israel stood :) 48 And Solomon made all the vessels

Is. 45. 15.

15 And he said, Blessed i be the LORD that pertained unto the house of the LORD: e Ge. 33. 17. God of Israel, which spake? with his the altark of gold, and the table of gold, Jos. 3. 16. mouth unto David my father, and hath whereupon the showbreadm was,

9 2 Sa. 7.13. with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, h Ps. 132. 14. 16 Since the day that I brought forth five on the right side, and five on the left, & for the ex- my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no before the oracle, with the flowers, and


city out of all the tribes of Israel to build the lamps, and the tongs, of gold ;

multitude. an house, that my name might be therein ; 50 And the bowls, and the spuffers, and Ś searched,

but I chose David" to be over my people the basons, and the spoons, and then cen

1 Ch.22. 14. Israel. sers, of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, i 2 Sa. 6.18. 17 And it was in the heart of David both for the doors of the inner house, the ; Lu. 1. 68. my father to build an house for the name most holy place, and for the doors of the k Ex. 37. 25. of the LORD God of Israel. house, to wit, of the temple.

12 Sa.7.5,&c.

18 And the LORD said unto David my 51 so was ended all the work that king m Le. 24. 5..8. father, Whereas it was in thine heart to Solomon made for the house of the LORD. n ash pans. build an house unto my name, thou didst And Solomon brought in the things n 1 Sa. 16.1. well that it was in thine heart: which David P his father had dedicated; | .1 Ch.17.1, 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build even the silver, and the gold, and the


the house; but thy son, that shall come vessels, did he put among the treasures a holy thing forth out of thy loins, he shall build the of the house of the LORD.

of David.

house unto my name. CHAPTER VIII.

P 2 Sa. 8.11.

20 And the LORD hath performed his THEN, Solomon assembled the elders | 42 ch.5.2,&c. word that he spake ; and I am risen up in of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, *princes. the room of David my father, and sit on the K chief of the fathers of the children of "1 Ch.28.5,6

. the throne of Israel, as the LORD proIsrael, unto king, Solomon in Jerusalem, :2 Sa.6.17. mised, and have built an house for the thats they might bring up the ark of the t2 Sa.5.7.-9. name of the LORD God of Israel. covenant of the LORD out of the city of u verse 9. 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, David, which is Zion.

De. 31. 26. wherein is the covenant of the LORD, 2 And all the men of Israel assembled Le. 23. 34. which he made with our fathers, when he themselves unto king Solomon at the

w Ex. 9. 33.

brought them out of the land of Egypt.

Is. 1. 15. feast," in the month Ethanim, which is

22 And Solomon stood before the altar

Nu. 4. 15. the seventh month.

1 Ch. 15. 14.

of the LORD, in the presence of all the 3 And all the elders of Israel came, y2 Ch.1.3. congregation of Israel, and spread w forth and the priests* took up the ark.

2 Ex. 15.11.

his hands toward heaven : 4 And they brought up the ark of the 2 Sa. 7. 22. 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, LORD, and the tabernacley of the con- a Ne. 1. 5. there is no God like thee, in heaven above, gregation, and all the holy vessels that

Da. 9. 4. or on earth beneath, whoa keepest covewere in the tabernacle, even those did the bchap.3.6. nant and mercy with thy servants that priests and the Levites bring up.

c 2 Sa. 6. 13.

walk before thee with all their heart; 5 And king Solomon, and all the con

d chap. 2.4.

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David gregation of Israel, that were assembled a There shall my father that thou promisedst him: thou

not be cut unto him, were with him before the ark,

spakest also with thy mouth, and hast ful

off unt sacrificingc sheep and oxen, that could not

thee a man

filled it with thine hand, as it is this day. be told nor numbered for multitude.

from my

25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, 6 And the priests brought in the ark of sight.

keep with thy servant David my father the covenant of the LORD unto his place, e Ex. 26.33. that thou promisedst him,d saying, ^ There into the oracle of the house, to the most

shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit holy place, even under the wings of the schap. 6. 27. aren take heed to their way, that they walk.

u only if.

on the throne of Israel: M so that thy chilcherubims. 7 For the cherubims spread forth their : Ps.119.29. before me, as thou hast walked before me.

2 Ch.2.6. two wings over the place of the ark, and

26 And now, O God of Israel, let9 thy

Is. 66.1. the cherubims covered the ark, and the

Je, 23. 24.

word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou staves thereof, above.

Ac. 17. 24.

spakest unto thy servant David my father. 8 And they drew out the staves, that

27 But will God indeed dwell on the

v heads. the vends of the staves were seen out in

earth? Behold, the heaven" and heaven

i 2 Co. 12. 2. the holy place before the oracle, and

of heavens i cannot contain thee; how

i or, ark, they were not seen without: and there

2 Ch. 5.9.

much less this house that I have builded ? they are unto this day.

k Ex. 25.21.

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer 9 There was nothing in the ark, save the 40. 20. of thy servant, and to his supplication, two tables of stone, which Moses put De. 10.2, 5. O LORD my God, to hearken unto the therek at Horeb, p when the LORD made He. 9. 4. cry and to the prayer, which thy servant a covenant? with the children of Israel, por, where. prayeth before thee to day : when they came out of the land of Egypt. I Ex.34.27,28

2ğ That thine eyes may be open toward 10 And it came to pass, when the priests m De. 12.11. this house night and day, even toward the were come out of the holy place, that

place of which thou hast said," My namo

yor, in,

Solomon's prayer.

1 KINGS, VIII. He blesseth the congregation. shall be there; that thou mayest hearken B. C. 1004. tain their B cause. unto the prayer which thy servant shall

46 If they sin against thee, (fora there is make y toward this place.

Bor, right. no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry 30 Andó hearken thou to the supplica- a Ec. 7. 20. with them, and deliver them to the enemy, tion of thy servant, and of thy people Is- Ja. 3. 2. so that they carry them away" captives rael, when they shall pray y toward this 1Jno.1.8,10 unto the land of the enemy, far or near; place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwell

47 Yet if they shall 8 bethink themselves ing place; and when thou hearest, forgive. Da, 6. 10. in the land whither they were carried

31 If any, man trespass against his neigh- 62 Ch. 20. 9. captives, and repent, and make supplicabour, and San oath be laid upon him to c De. 28.36,64 tion unto thee in the land of them that cause him to swear, and the oath come

carried them captives, saying, d We have before thine altar in this house:

8 bring back

sinned, and have done perversely, we

to their 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do,


have committed wickedness; and judge thy servants,e condemning the

48 And so return unto thee with all their wicked, to bring his way upon his head; She require and justifying the righteous, to give him

an oath of of their enemies which led them away

heart, and with all their soul, in the land according to his righteousness.

Ex.22. 11. captive, and pray unto thee toward" their 33 When thy people Israel be? smitten

land which thou gavest unto their fathers, down before the enemy, because they have a Ne. 1.6, &c. the city which thou hast chosen, and the

Ps. 106. 6. sinned agsinst thee, and shall turn; again to

house which I have built for thy name:

Da. 9.5, &c. thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and

49 Then hear thou their prayer and

e Ex. 34. 7. make supplication unto thee n in this house:

De. 25. 1.

their supplication in heaven thy dwell34 Then hear thou in heaven, and for. Je.29.12.:14 ing place, and maintain their cause, give the sin of thy people Israel, and

Ho. 14.1, 2.

50 And forgive thy people that have bring them again unto the land which Is. 3. 10. sinned against thee, and all their transthou gavest unto their fathers.

Ro. 2. 13. gressions wherein they have transgressed 35 When heavenk is shut up, and there is

5. 9. against thee, and give? them compassion

h verse 29. no rain, because they have sinned against

before them who carried them captive, that

i De. 28. 25. thee; if they pray toward this place, and

j Le.26.40..42

they may have compassion on them: confess thy name, and turn from their

Ne. 1. 8, 9.

51 Form they be thy people, and thine sin, when thou afflictest them :

inheritance, which thou broughtest forth 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and for nor, toward. out of Egypt, from the midst of then furgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy 0 or, right. nace of iron : people Israel, that thou teacho them the

k Le. 26. 19.

52 That thine eyes may be open unto good way wherein they should walk, and

De. 28. 23.

the supplication of thy servant, and unto give rain upon thy land which thou hast 1 Ezr. 7.6. the supplication of thy people Israel, to given to thy people for an inheritance. Ps. 106. 46. hearken unto them in all that they call

37 Ifr there be in the land famine, if . De. 9. 29. for unto thee. there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, lo- " De. 4. 20. 53 For thou didst separate them from

Je. 11. 4. cust, or if there be caterpillar; if their

among all the people of the earth,

to be thine enemy besiege them in the land of their • 1 Sa. 12. 23. inheritance, as thou spakest? by the hand of

Ps. 25. 8. K cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever

Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest

94. 12. sickness there be ;

p Le. 26. 16,

our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God. 38 What prayer and supplication soever


54 And it was so, that when Solomon be made by any man, or by all thy people De.28.21,&c. had made an end of praying all this Israel, which shall know every man the 2 Ch. 20.9. prayer and supplication unto the LORD, plague of his own heart, and spread forth Ex. 19. 5, 6. he arose from before the altar of the his hands toward this house:

De. 14. 2. LORD, from kneeling on his knees with 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwell

kor, juris

his hands spread up to heaven. ing place, and forgive, and do, and give diction. 55 And he stood, and blessed' all the to every man, according to his ways, -2 Sa. 6. 18. congregation of Israel with a loud voice, whose heart thou knowest; (fors thou, 1 • 1 Ch. 28.9. saying, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all Ps. 11. 4.

56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given the children of men ;)

Je. 17. 10. rest unto his people Israel, according to 40 That they may feart thee all the He. 4. 12. all that he promised: thereu hath not days that they live in the land which t Ps. 130. 4. À failed one word of all his good prothou gavest unto our fathers.

u Jos. 23. 14. mise, which he promised by the hand of 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger that fallen.

Moses his servant. is not of thy people Israel, but cometh

57 The LORD our God be with us, as

v De. 12.10,11 he was with our fathers : let w him not out of a far country for thy name's sake:

w De. 31. 6. 42 (For they shall hear of thy great - De. 4. 34. leave us, nor forsake us ; name, and of thya strong hand, and of y Ps. 119.36. 58 That he may incline y our hearts thy stretched out arm ;), when he shall 32 Ki. 19. 19. unto him, to walk in all his ways, and come and pray toward this house:

Ps. 67. 2. to keep his commandments, and his sta43 Hear, thou in heaven thy dwelling 102. 15.

tutes, and his judgments, which he complace, and do according to all that the u thy name is manded our fathers. stranger calleth to thee for ; that: all peo- called


59 And let these my words, wherewith I ple of the earth may know thy name, to

this house, have made supplication before the LORD, fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that

v the thing

be nigh unto the LORD our God day and they may know that this house, which of a day in night, that he maintain the cause of his I have builded, is called by thy name.

his day.

servant, and the cause of his people Israel 44 If thy people go out to battle against

at v all times, as the matter shall require ;

a verse 43. their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt

Jos. 4. 24.

60 That a all the people of the earth send them, and shall pray unto the LORD 0 De. 4.35,39. may know thato the LORD is God, and toward + the city which thou hast chosen,

that there is none else. and toward the house that I have built

il the way of

61 Let your heart, therefore, be perfect for thy name:

with the LORD our God, to walk in his 45 l'hen hear thou in heaven their c De. 18. 13. statutes, and to keep his commandments, prayer and their supplication, and main

as at this day.

the city.

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