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The keepers of the treasures. CHAPTER XXVII. The twelve captains. CHAPTER XXVI.

27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they 1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The gates

dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD. assigned by lot. 20 The Levites that had

28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the

son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab charge of the treasures. 29 Officers and

the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated ; and whoso.

ever had dedicated any thing, it was under the CONCERNING the divisions of the porters: hana of Shelomith, and of his brethren. V Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of 29 1 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

were for the outward business over Israel, for 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zecha. officers and judges. riah the first-born, Jediael the second, Zebadiah 30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his the third, Jathniel the fourth,

brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioe. hundred, were officers among them of Israel nai the seventh.

on this side Jordan westward in all the busi. 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom were, She. / ness of the LORD, and in the service of the maiah the first-born, Jehozabad the second, king. Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Neth 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the aneel the fifth

chief, even among the Hebronites, according to 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth Peulthai the eighth : for God blessed him.

year of the reign of David they were sought for, 6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons and there were found among them mighty men born, that ruled throughout the house of of valour at Jazer of Gilead. their father : for they were mighty men of 32 And his brethren, men of valour, were two valour.

thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom 7 The sons of Shemaiah ; Othni, and Rephael, king David made rulers over the Reubenítes, the and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for eve. men, Elihu, and Semachiah..

ry matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom : they | king. and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two

CHAPTER XXVII, of Obed-edom.

9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, 1 1 The twelve captains for every several month. strong men, eighteen.

16 The princes of the twelve tribes. 23 The 10 Also Hosah of the children of Merari, had numbering of the people is hindered. 25 Da. Bons ; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him the NOW the children of Israel after their num. chief;).

ber, to wit, the chief fathers, and captains 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, of thousands and hundreds, and their officers Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren that served the king in any matter of the of Hosah were thirteen. :

courses, which came in and went out month 12 Among these were the divisions of the por. by month throughout all the months of the ters, even among the chief men, having wards year, of every course were twenty and four one against another, to minister in the house of thousand.. the LORD.

2 Over the first course for the first month was 13 1 And they cast lots, as well the small as Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course the great, according to the house of their fathers, were twenty and four thousand. for every gate.

3 of the children of Perez was the chief 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. of all the captains of the host for the first Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsel. | month. lor, they cast lots; and his lot came out north 4 And over the course of the second month was ward.

Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course was Mik. 15 To Obed-edom southward ; and to his sons loth also the ruler : in his course likewise were the house of Asuppim.

twenty and four thousand. 16 To Shuppím and Hosah the lot came 5 The third captain of the host for the third forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief the causeway of the going up, ward against priest : and in his course were twenty and four ward.

thousand. 17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four 6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty a day, southward four a day, and toward Asup. among the thirty, and above the thirty : and in pim, two and two.

his course was Ammizabad his son. 18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, 7 The fourth captain for the fourth month was and two at Parbar.

Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his 19 These are the divisions of the porters son after him: and in his course were twenty among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of and four thousand. Merari.

8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was 20 1 And of the Levites, Ahija h was over the Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were treasures of the house of God, and over the treas. twenty and four thousand. ures of the dedicated things.

9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was 21 As concerning the sons of Laadan : the Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, course were twenty and four thousand, cven of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli. 10 The seventh captain for the seventh month

22 The sons of Jehieli ; Zetham, and Joel his was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of brother, which were over the treasures of the Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and house of the LORD.

four thousand. 23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the 11 The eighth captain for the eighth month Hebronites, and the Uzzielites :

was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: 24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son and in his course were twenty and four thou. of Moses, was ruler of the treasures

sand. 25 And' his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah 12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites : son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his and in his course were twenty and four thou. son.

sand. 28 Which Shelomith and his brethren were 13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was over all the treasures of the dedicated things, Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites : which David the king, and the chief fathers, the and in his course were twenty and four thoucaptains over thousands and hundreds, and the sand. captains of the host had dedicated.

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David's several officers. I. CHRONICLES. His instructions to Solomon. was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of , and of his sons, with the officers, and with the Ephraim : and in his course were twenty and mighty men, and with all the valiant men unto four thousand.

Jerusalem. 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month 2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel : and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people : and in his course were twenty and four thou As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house sand.

of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, 16 1 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the and for the footstool of our God, and had made ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of ready for the building: Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build of Maachah :

an house for my name, because thou hast been a 17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Ke. man of war, and hast shed blood. muel : of the Aaronites, Zadok:

4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren before all the house of my father to be king over of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Mi. Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to chael :

be the ruler ; and of the house of Judah, the 19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Oba. house of my father; and among the sons of my diah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Az father he liked me to make me king over all lsriel :

20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son 5 And of all my sons, (for the Lord hath given of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel me many sons, he hath chosen Solomon my son the son of Pedaiah :

to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the 21 Of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, LORD Over Israel. Iddo the son of Zechariah : of Benjamin, Jaa.

6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son,

he shall build my house and my courts : for I 22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. I have chosen bim to be my son, and I will be his These were the princes of the tribes of Israel father.

23 1 But David took not the number of them 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for from twenty years old and under : because the ever, if he be constant to do my commandments LORD had said he would increase Israel like to and my judgments, as at this day, the stars of the heavens,

8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, congregation of the LORD, and in the audience but he finished not, because there fell wrath for of our God, keep and seek for all the comit against Israel ; neither was the number put mandments of the LORD your God: that ye in the account of the chronicles of king Da. may possess this good land, and leave it for vid.

an inheritance for your children after you for 25 11 And over the king's treasures was Az ever. maveth the son of Adiel: and over the store. 9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou houses in the fields, in the cities, and in the vil. the God of thy father, and serve him with a per. lages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the fect heart, and with a willing mind : for the son of Uzziah :

LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth 26 And over them that did the work of the all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son him, he will be found of thee; but if thou for. of Chelub:

sake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the 10 Take heed now ; for the LORD hath chosen Ramathite: over the increase of the vineyards thee to build an house for the sanctuary : be for the wine-cellars was Zabdi the Shiph. strong, and do it. mite:

11 | Then David gave to Solomon his son 28 And over the olive-trees and the sycamore. the pattern of the porch, and of the houses trees that were in the low plains was Baal. thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner was Joash:

parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was seat, Shitrai the Sharonite : and over the herds that 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Spirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, Adlai.

and of all the chambers round about, of the 30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmael. treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasite : and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Me. uries of the dedicated things : ronothite :

13 Also for the courses of the priests and the 31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. Levites, and for all the work of the service of All these were the rulers of the substance which the house of the Lord, and for all the vessels of was king David's.

service in the house of the LORD. 32 Also Jonathan, David's uncle, was a 14 He gave of gold by weight for things of counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe : and Je- gold, for all instruments of all manner of ser. hiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's vice; silver also for all instruments of silver by sons:

weight, for all instruments of every kind of ser. 33 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor : vice : and Hushai the Archite was the king's com 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of panion :

gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for 34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, the king's army was Joab.

both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps

thereof, according to the use of every candle. CHAPTER XXVIII.

stick.

16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables 1 David in a solemn assembly having declared

of shew.bread, for every table ; and likevoise God's favour to him, and promise to his son

silver for the tables of silver: Solomon, exhorteth them to fear God. 9, 20

17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, and the He encourageth Solomon to build the temple.

bowls, and the cups : and for the golden basins 11 He giveth him patterns for the form, and

he gave gold by weight for every basin; and gold and silver for the materials.

likewise silver by weight for every basin of sil. AND David assembled all the princes of Israel, ver: n the princes of the tribes, and the captains of 18 And for the altar of incense refined gold the companies that ministered to the king by by weight; and gold for the pattern of the course, and the captains over the thousands, and chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their captains over the hundreds, and the stewards wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of over all the substance and possession of the king, | the LORD.

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The offerings for the temple. CHAPTER XXIX.

Solomon made king. 19 All this, said David, the LORD made me 1 O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all. all the works of this pattern.

12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and 20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be thou reignest over all ; and in thine hand is strong, and of good courage, and do it : fear power and might; and in thine hand it is to not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, even make great, and to give strength unto all. my God, will be with thee; he will not fail 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished and praise thy glorious name. all the work for the service of the house of the 14 But who am I, and what is my people, that LORD.

we should be able to offer so willingly after this 2. And behold, the courses of the priests and sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine the Levites, cven they shall be with thee for all own have we given thee. the service of the house of God: and there shall 15 For we are strangers before thee, and sobe with thee for all manner of workmanship ev. journers, as were all our fathers : our days on ery willing skilful man, for any manner of ser. the earth are as a shadow, and there is none vice: also the princes and all the people will be abiding. wholly at thy commandment.

16 O LORD our God, all this store that we

have prepared to build thee an house for thine CHAPTER XXIX.

holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine 1 David, by his example and entreaty, 6 caus

own. eth the princes and people to offer willingly.

17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the 10 David's thanksgiving and prayer. 20

heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As The people, having blessed God, and sacri.

for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I ficed, make Solomon king. 26 David's reign

have willingly offered all these things : and

now have I seen with joy thy people, which and death.

are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. FURTHERMORE David the king said unto 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of I all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the im. alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, agination of the thoughts of the heart of thy peoand the work is great for the palace is not for ple, and prepare their heart unto thee: man, but for the LORD God.

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect 2 Now I have prepared with all my might for heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimo. the house of my God the gold for things to be nies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, maile of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and to build the palace, for the which I have and the brass for things of brass, the iron for made provision. things of iron, and wood for things of wood ; | 20 | And David said to all the congregation, onyx-stones, and stones to be set, glistering Now bless the LORD your God. And all the stones, and of divers colours, and all manner congregation blessed the LORD God of their fa. of precious stones, and marble stones in abun thers, and bowed down their heads, and wordance.

shipped the LORD, and the king. 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the to the house of my God, I have of mine own LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the proper good, of gold and silver, which I have LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a given to the house of my God, over and above thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a all that I have prepared for the holy house, thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, and

4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the sacrifices in abundance for all Israel: gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of 22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses that day with great gladness. And they made vithal :

Solomon the son of David king the second time, 5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver and anointed him unto the Lord to be the chief for things of silver, and for all manner of work governor, and Zadok to be priest. to be made by the hands of artificers. And who 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the then is willing to consecrate his service this day LORD as king instead of David his father, and unto the LORD?

prospered ; and all Israel obeyed him. 6 1 Then the chief of the fathers and princes 24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thou and all the sons likewise of king David, submit. sands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the ted themselves unto Solomon the king. king's work, offered willingly,

25 And the LORD magnified Solomon ex7 And gave for the service of the house of God ceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand bestowed upon him such royal majesty as drams, and of silver ten thousund talents, and of had not been on any king before him in Isbrass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred rael. thousand talents of iron.

26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over 8 And they with whom precious stones were all Israel. found gave them to the treasure of the house 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Ger. was forty years ; seven years reigned he in Heshopite.

bron, and thirty and three years reigned he in 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offer. Jerusalem. ed willingly, because with perfect heart they 28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, offered willingly to the LORD: and David the riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned king also rejoiced with great joy.

in his stead. 10 | Wherefore David blessed the LORD before 29 Now the acts of David the king, first all the congregation : and David said, Blessed be and last, behold, they are written in the thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of and ever.

Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad 11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the the seer, power, and the glory, and the victory, and the 30 With all his reign and his might, and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in times that went over him, and over Israel, and the earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, over all the kingdoms of the countries.

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silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty : 1 The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon.

and so brought they out horses for all the kings

of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by 7 Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by

their means. God. 13 Solomon's strength and wealth. AND Solomon the son of David was strength.

CHAPTER II. n ened in his kingdom, and the LORD his 1, 17 Solomon's labourers for the building of the God was with him, and magnified him exceed. temple. 3 His embassage to Huram for

workmen and provision of stuff. 11 Huram 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the sendeth him a kind answer. captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to AND Solomon determined to build an house the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, 1 for the name of the LORD, and an house for the chief of the fathers.

his kingdom. 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with 2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon ; thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore for there was the tabernacle of the congregation thousand to hew in the mountain, and three of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD thousand and six hundred to oversee them. had made in the wilderness.

31 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of 4 But the ark of God had David brought up Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my from Kirjath.jearim to the place which David had father, and didst send him cedars to build him prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it an house to dwell therein, even so deal with at Jerusalem.

me. 5 Moreover, the brazen altar, that Bezaleel 4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and burn before him sweet incense, and for the con. Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. tinual shew-bread, and for the burnt-offerings

6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on altar before the LORD, which was at the taber- the new-moons, and on the solemn feasts of the nacle of the congregation, and offered a thou. LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever sand burnt-offerings upon it.

to Israel. 7 1 In that night did God appear unto Solo. 5 And the house which I build is great : for mon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give | great is our God above all gods. thee.

6 But who is able to build him an house, see. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hasting the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot shewed great mercy unto David my father, and contain him ? who am I then that I should hast made me to reign in his stead.

build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto before him ? David my father be established: for thou hast 7 Send me now therefore a man cunning, to made me king over a people like the dust of the | work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in earth in multitude.

iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that that can skill to grave with the cunning men I may go out and come in before this people : that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, for who can judge this thy people, that is so whom David my father did provide. great ?

8 Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and al. 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this gum-trees out of Lebanon : (for I know that thy was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon ;) riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine and behold, my servants shall be with thy serenemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but vants, hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, 9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance : that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I for the house which I am about to build shall be have made thee king :

wonderful great. 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto 10 And behold, I will give to thy servants, the thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and . hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand meas. honour, such as none of the kings have had that ures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand have been before thee, neither shall there any af. measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths • ter thee have the like.

of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil. 13 | Then Solomon came from his journey to 11 ? Then Huram the king of Tyre answered the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because from before the tabernacle of the congregation, the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made and reigned over Israel.

thee king over them. 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horse. 12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD men : and he had a thousand and four hundred God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which hath given to David the king a wise son, en. he placed in the chariot-cities, and with the king dued with prudence and understanding, that at Jerusalem..

might build an house for the LORD, and an 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jeru.

house for his kingdom, salem as plenteous as stones, and cedar-trees 13 And now I have sen: a cunning man, en. made he as the sycamore-trees that are in the dued with understanding, of Huram my fa. vale, for abundance.

ther's, 16 And Solomon had horses brought out of _14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful received the linen yarn at a price.

to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, 17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of | in fine linen, and in crimson ; also to grave any

Building of the temple.

CHAPTER IV.

The molten sea. manner of graving, and to find out every device 16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and which shall be put to him, with thy cunning put them on the heads of the pillars ; and made men, and with the cunning men of my lord Da. an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the vid thy father.

chains. 15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, 17 And he reared up the pillars before the the oil, and the wine which my lord hath spoken temple, one on the right hand, and the other on of, let him send unto his servants;

the left ; and called the name of that on the 16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the much as thou shalt need : and we will bring it left Boaz. to thee in floats by sea to Joppa ; and thou shalt

CHAPTER IV. carry it up to Jerusalem. 17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers

1 The altar of brass. 2 The molten sea upon that were in the land of Israel, after the number. twelve oren. 6 The ten lavers, candlesticks, ing wherewith David his father had numbered

and tables. 9 The courts, and the instru. them; and they were found an hundred and ments of brass. 19 The instruments of gold. fifty thousand and three thousand and six hun. MOREOVER he made an altar of brass, dred..

twenty cubits the length thereof, and twen. 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of ty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore height thereof. thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three 2° Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits thousand and six hundred overseers to set the from brim to brim, round in compass, and five people a-work.

cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty CHAPTER III.

cubits did compass it round about.

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, 1 The place, and time of building the temple.

which did compass it round about : ten in a cu. 3 The measure and ornaments of the house.

bit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows 11 The cherubims. 14 The vail and pil. of oxen were cast, when it was cast. lars.

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking THEN Solomon began to build the house of toward the north, and three looking toward the

I the LORD nt Jerusalem in mount Moriah, west, and three looking toward the south, and where the LORD appeared unto David his fa three looking toward the east: and the sea was ther, in the place that David had prepared in set above upon them, and all their hinder parts the threshing.floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

were inward.. 2 And he began to build in the second day of 5 And the thickness of it was an hand-breadth, the second month, in the fourth year of his and the brim of it like the work of the brim of reign..

a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received 3' 1 Now these are the things wherein Solo. and held three thousand baths. mon was instructed for the building of the house 6. He made also ten lavers, and put five on of God. The length by cubits after the first the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth them : such things as they offered for the burnt. twenty cubits.

offering they washed in them ; but the sea was 4 And the porch that was in the front of the for the priests to wash in. house, the length of it was according to the 7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold acbreadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the cording to their form, and set them in the temheight was an hundred and twenty : and he ple, five on the right hand, and five on the overlaid it within with pure gold.

left. 5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir. 8 He made also ten tables, and placed them tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set in the temple, five on the right side, and five thereon palm trees and chains.

on the left. And he made an hundred basins of 6 And he garnished the house with precious

gold. stones for beauty : and the gold was gold of 91 Furthermore he made the court of the Parvaim.

priests, and the great court, and doors for the 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the court, and overlaid the doors of them with posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors there. brass, of, with gold ; and graved cherubims on the 10 And he set the sea on the right side of the walls.

east end, over against the south. 8 And he made the most holy house, the 11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, length whereof was according to the breadth of and the basins. And Huram finished the work the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth there. that he was to make for king Solomon for the of twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine house of God; gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels and the chapiters which were on the top of the of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the with gold..

two pommels of the chapiters which were on 10 And in the most holy house he made two the top of the pillars ; cherubims of image-work, and overlaid them 13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two with gold.

wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each u i And the wings of the cherubims were wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapi. twenty cubits long : one wing of the one cherub ters which were upon the pillars. was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the 14 He made also bases, and lavers made he house : and the other wing was likewise five upon the bases ; cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cher. 15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it. ub.

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the 12 And one wing of the other cherub was five flesh-hooks, and all their instruments, did Hu. cubits, reaching to the wall of the house : and ram his father make to king Solomon for the the other wing was five cubits also, joining to house of the LORD, of bright brass, the wing of the other cherub.

17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast 13 The wings of these cherubims spread them. them, in the clay ground between Succoth and selves furth twenty cubits: and they stood on Zeredathah. their feet, and their faces were in ward.

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in 14 1 Snd he made the vail of blue, and pur. great abundance : for the weight of the brass ple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought could not be found out. cherubims thereon.

19 [ And Solomon made all the vessels that 15 Also he made before the house two pillars were for the house of God, the golden altar also, of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter and the tables whereon the shew-bread was that was on the top of each of them was five seti, cubits.

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps,

two pom therhiunon's No Dollars.lavers

twenty cubiubits, reachining was the key

to the wing to the neon

cub And

ble, and cridhe made this were in they stood

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