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Solomon's prayer at the

I. KINGS. dedication of the temple. the house ; but thy son that sha!!, to give bin according to bis rigatecome forth out of thy loins, he shall ousness. build the house unto my name.

33 F When thy people Israel be smit20 And the LORD bath performed ten down before the enemy, because Sis word that he spake, and I am risen they have sinned against thee, aad up in the room of David my father, shall turn again to thee, and confess and sit on the throne of Israel, as the thy name, and pray, and make sup. LORD promised, and have built an plication unto thee in this house : house for the name of the LORD God 34 Then hear tbou in beaven, and of Israel.

forgive the sin of thy people icrael, 21 And I have set there'a place for and bring them again unto the land the ark, wherein is the covenant of which thou gavest into their fathers. the LORD, which he made with our 35 || When heaven is shut up, and fathers, when he brought them out of there is no rain, because they have the land of Egypt.

sinned against thee; if they pray to22 | And Solomon stood before the wards this place, and confess thy name, alcar of the LORD in the presence of and turn from their sin, when thou all the congregation of Israel, and atflictest them : spread forth his hands toward heaven: 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and

23 And he said, God of rael, forgive the sin of thy servants, and of there is no God like thee, in heaven thy people Israel, that thou teach above, or on earth beneath, who them the good way wherein they keepest covenant and mercy with thy should walk, and give rain upon thy servants that walk before thee with all land, which thou hast given to thy their heart :

people for an inheritance. 24 Who hast kept with thy serrant 37 If there be in the land famine, David my father that thou promisedst if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, him: thou spakest also with thy i locust, or if there be caterpillar ; it mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine their enemy besiege them in the land hand, as it is this day.

of their cities, whatsoever plague, 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Is- whatsoever sickness there be ; rael, keep with thy servant David iny 38 What prayer and supplication father that thou promisedst him, say soever be made by any inan, or by all ing. There shall not fail thce a man thy people Israel, which shall know in my sight to sit on the throne of Is- every man the plague of his own beart, rael; so that thy children take beed and spread forth bis hands toward to their way, that they walk before this house : ine as tho'ı bast walked before me. 39 Then hear thou in heaven tay

26 And now O God of Israel, let thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, word, I pray thee, be veritied, which and give to every man according to thou spikest unto thy servant David his ways, whose heart thou knowest ; my father

(for thou, even thou only, knowest the 97 But will God indeed dwell on the hearts of all the children of men :) earth? behold. the heaven and beaven 40 that they may fear thee all the of heavens cannot contain thee; bow days that they live in the land which much less this house that I have thou gavest unto our fathers. builded ?

41 Moreover concerning a stran28 Yet have thou respect unto the ger, that is not of the people Israel prayer of thy servant, and to his sup. I but coineth out of a far couniry for thy plication, OLD my God, to hearken name's sake; unto the cry and to the prayer which 42 (For they shall hear of thy great thy servant prayeth before thee to- name, and of thy strong hand, and oi day :

thy stretched out arm;) when he shall 29 That thine eyes may be open to come and pray toward this house : ward this house night and day, even 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwellingtoward the place of which thou hast place, and do according to all that the said, My name shall be there : that stranger calleth to thee for : that all thou mayest hearken unto the prayer people of the earth may know thy which thy servant shall make towards naine, to fear thee, as do thy people this place.

Israel; and that they may know that 30 And hearken thou to the suppli- this house, which I have builded, is cation of thy serrant, and of thy called by thy nane. people Israel, when they shall pray 44 If thy people go out to battle towards this place and hear thou in against their enemy, whitbersoeve beuen thy direlling-place: and when toou shalt send them, and shall pray thou hearest, forgive.

upto the LORD toward the city wbich 31 C1: any man trespass against his thou hast chosen, and toward the neighbour, and an oath be laid upon house that I have built for thy name. him to cause him to swear, and the 45 Then hear tbou in heavea tbeir oath coine before thine altaí in this prayer and their supplication, and house :

inaintain their cause. 34 Then hear thou in heaven, and 46 Ii loey sin against thee, (for chere do, and judge thy servants, condeninis no inan that sinnerb not, and thou my the wicked, to bring his way uporabe augry with them, and deliver thena Bis Leal; and justifying the righicous, I to the enemy, so itas they carry theme

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, Solomon blesseth the people. * CHAP.IX.

His ersion away captives unto the land of the may know that the LORD is God, and enerny, far or near:

that there is none else. 47 Yet if they shall bethink thein 61 Let your heart therefore be perselves in the land wbither they were fec: with the LORD our God, o walk carried captives, and repent, and make in his statutes, and to keep his consupplication unto thee in the land mandments as at this day. of them that carried them captives, 62 | And the king, and all Israel saying, we have sinned, and have with him, offered sacritice before the done perversely, we have committer LORD. wickedness;

63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice 49 And so return anto thee with all of peace-offerings, which he offered their heart, and with all their soul, in unto the LORD, two and twenty those the land of their enemies, which led sand oxen, and an hundred and twenty them away captive, and pray unto thee thousand sheep. So the king and all toward the land, which thon gavest the children of Israel dedicated the unto their fathers, the city which thou house of the LORD. hast chosen, and the house wbich I have 64 The saine day did the king hallow built for thy name :

the middle of the court that was be49 Then hear thiou their prayer and fore the house of the LORD: for there their supplication iu heaven thy dwell be offered burnt-offerings, and meating-place, and maintain their cause, nierings, and tae fat of the peace-of

50 And forgive thy people that have ferings : because the brasen altar that sinned against thee, and all their was before the LORD was too little to transgressions wherein they have trans- receive the burnt-o:ferings, and measgressed against thee, and give them offerings, and the fat of the peacecompassion before them who carried offerings. them captive, that they inay have com 65 | And at that time Solomon held passion on them:

a feast, and all Israel with him, a great $1 For they be thy people, and thine congregation, from the entering in of inheritance, which thou broughtest Hanath unto the river of Egypt, beforth out of Egypt, from the midst fore the LORD our God, seven days of the furnace of iron :

and seven days, even fourteen days. 52 That thine eyes may be open 66 On the eighth day be sent the unto the supplicatinn of thy servant, people away: and they blessed the and anto the supplication of thy people king, and went unto their tents joyful Israel, to hearken unto them in all and glad of heart, for all the goodness that they call for unto thee.

that the LORD had done for David bis 53 For thou didst separate them servaat, and for Israel his people. from among all the people of the

CHAP. IX. earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou AND ie came to pass when som vant, when thou broughtest our fa- the house of the LORD, and the king's thers out of Egypt, O LÖRD God. house, and all Solomon's desire wbich

54 | And it was so, that when Solo-be was pleased to do, mion had made an end of praying all . That the LORD appeared to Solo This prayer and supplication unto the mon the second time, as he bad apLORD, he arose from before the altar peared unto him at Gibeon. of the LORD, fron. kneeling on his 3 And the LORD said urito him, I knees, with his hands spread up to have heard thy, prayer and thy supbeaven.

plica:ion, that thou hast made before 55 And he stood, and blessed all the ine: I have hallowed this house, which congregation of Israel with a loud thou hast built, to put my name there Yuice, saying,

for ever; and mine eyes and mile 56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath heart shall be there perpetually. given rest unto his people Israel, ac 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, cording to all that he promised there as David thy father walked, in integrihath not failed one word of all his good ty of heart, and in uprighiness, to do promise, which he promised by the according to all that I have command. hand of Moses his servanı.

ed thee, and wilt keep my statutes and 57 The LORD our God be with us, my judgments; as he was with our fathers. let him 5 "Then I will establish the throne of not leave us, nor forsake us:

thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I 59 That he iray incline our hearts promised to David thy father, saying, unto him, to walk in all his ways, and there shall not fail thee a man upon to keep his commandments, and his the throne of Israel. statutes, and his judgments, which 6 But if ye shall at all turn from folhe cominanded our fathers.

lowing me, you or your children, anıl 59 And let these my words, where will not keep my commandments and with 1 have made supplication before my statutes which I have set berore the LORD, be nigb unto the LORD you, but go and serve other gods, an I our God day and night, that he main worship them; tain the cause of his servant, and the 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of cause of his people Israel at all times, the land which I have given then; as the matter shall require ;

and this house, which I bare hallowed 60 That all the people of the earth for my name, will I cast out o

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1. KINGS. The neon a Shrba's risit. sight; and Israel shall be proverb over the people that wrought in the and a byword among all people : work.

8 And at this house, which is high, 97 But Pharaoh's daughter came up every one that passeth oy it shall be out of the city of David unto her house Estonished, and shall hiss ; and they wbich Solomon had built for her : tben sball say, Why hath the LORD done did he build Millo. thus unto this land, and to this house? 95 And three times in a year dio

9 And tbey shall answer, Because Solomon offer burnt-offerings and they forsook the LORD their God, peace-offerings upon the altar which he who brought forth their fathers out built unto tbe LORD, anul be burnt inof the land of Egypt, and bave taken cense upon the altar that was before hold upon other gods, and have wor the LORD. So he finished the bonse. shipped them, and served them: there. 26 And king Soloinon made a navy Tote hath the LORD brought upon them of ships in Ezion-geber, which is be all this evil.

side Éloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, 10 q And it came to pass at the end in the land of Edom. of twenty years, when Solomon had 97 And Hiram sent in the navy bis built the two houses, the bouse of the servants, shipinen that had knowledge LORD, and the king's house,

of the sea, with the servants of so11 Nore Hiram the king of Tyre lomon. had furnisbed Solomon with cedar. 99 And they came to Ophir, and trees and fir-trees, and with gold, ac- fetched from thercegold, four buodred cording to all his desire,) that then and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon gave Hiram twenty ci-king Solomon. ties in the land of Galilee.

CHAP. X. 12 to see the cities which Solomon had beard of the fame of Solomon given him and they pleased bim not. concerning the name of the LORD,

13 And he said, What cities are she came to prove him with bard questhese which thou hast given me, my tions. brother? And he called them the land 2 And she came to Jerusalem with of Cabul unto this day.

a very great train, with camels that 14 And Hiram sent to the king six bare spices, and very much gold, and score talents of gold.

precious stones : and when she was 15 9 And this is the reason of the come to Solomon, she communed with levy which king Solomon raised : for to bim of all that was in her heart. build the house of the LORD, and his 3 And Solomon told her all ber ques own house, and Millo, and the wall of tions: there was not any thing hidi Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, from the king, which he told her not. and Gezer.

4 And when the queen of Sheba bad 16 For Pharaob king of Egypt had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the gode up, and taken Gezer, and burnt bouse that he had built, it with fire, and slain the Canaanites 5 And the meat of his table, and the that dwelt in the city, and given it for sitting of bis servants, aod the attend. a present unto his daughter, Solomon's ance of his ministers, and their appawife.

rel, and his cup-bearers, and his ascent 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and by which he went up unto the house Beth-boron the nether,

of the LORD; there was no more spi18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the rit in ber. wilderness, in the land,

6 And she said to the king, It was a 19 And all the cities of store that trne report that I heard in mine own Solomon bad, and cities for his cha- land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. riots, and cities for his horsemen, and 7 Hombeit I believed not the words, that which Solomon desired to build until I came, and mine eyes had seen in Jerusalein, and in Lebanon, and in it ; and bebold, the half was not told all the land of his dominion.

me : thy wisdom and prosperity ex90 And all the people that were ceedeth the fame which I beard. jest of the Amorites, Hittites, Periz 8 Happy are thy tnen, happy are zites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were these thy servants, wluch stand connot of the children of Israel,

tinually before thee, and thac bear tby 21 Their children that were left after wisdom. them in the land, whom tbe cbildren 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, of Israel also were not able utterly which delighted in thee, to set thee to destroy, upon those did Solomon on the throne of Israel: because the lery a tribute of bond-service unto this LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore day.

made he thee king, to do judgment 22 But of the cbildren of Israel did and justice. Solomon make no bondmen: but they 10 And she gave the king "an tunbere men of war, and his servants, dred and twenty talents of gold, and and bis princes, and his captains, and of spices very great store, and preruler of his chariots, and his borse- cious stones: there came no more ned.

such abundance of spices as these 43 These were the chief of the off which the queen of Sheba gave to king ers that were over Solomon's work, Solomon. indred and lifty, wbich bare rule 11 And the navy also of Hiram, tham

Solomon's magnificence

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Solomon's idatetry. Brought gold from Opliit, brought in that are in the vale, for abendance. from Ophir great pleniy of aimug 29 And Solomon had horses trees and precious stones.

brought out of Egypt, and linen 19 And 'the king inade of the aimug varn: the king's merchants received trees pillars for the house of the LORD the linen yarn at a price. and for the king's house, harps also and 29 And a chariot came up and psalteries for singers : there came no went out of Egypt for six hundred such almug trees, nor were seen unto shekels of silver, and an horse for an this day.

hundred and fifty: and so for all the 13. And king Solomon gave unto the kings of the Hittites, and for the queen of Sheha all her desire, wbatso kings of Syria, did they bring them evershe asked, besides that which Solo- out by their means. mon gare her of his royal bounty. So

CHAP. XI. she turned and went to her own coun- BUT king Soloinon loved unang Cry, she and her servants.

strange women, together with the 14 Now the weight of gold that daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Me came to Solomon in one year was six ahites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidoni sundred threescore and six talents of ans, and Hittites ; gold,

? of the nations concerning which 15 Besides that he had of the mer. the LORD said unto the children of ls. chantmen, and of the traffic of the rael, Ye shall not go in to them, nei. spice-mercbants, and of all the kingsther shall they come in urito you for of Arabia, and of the governors of the surely they will turn away your beart country.

after their gods. Solomon clave unto 16 And king Solomon made two these in love. hundred targets of beaten gold: six hun 3 And he bad seven hundred wives, dred shekels of gold went to one target. princesses, and three hundred concu

17 And he made three hundred bines : and his wives turned away bis shields of beaten gold ; three pound of heart. gold went to one shield : and the king 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon put thein in tbe house of the forest of was oid, that his wives turned away his Lebanon

beart after other gods: and bis heart 18 | Moreover the king made a great was not perfect with the LORD bis God throne of irory, and overlaid it with as was the heart of David bis father. the best gold.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth 19 The throne bad six steps, and the goddess of the Zidonjans, and the top of the throne was round he-after Milcom the abomination of the hind: and there were stays on either Ammonites. side on the place of the seat, and two 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight lions sinod beside the stays.

of tbe LORD, and went not fully after 20 And twelve lions stood there on the LORD, as did David bis father. the one side and on the other upon the 7 Then did Solomon build an high six steps: there was not the like made place for Chemosh, the abomination in any kingdom.

of Moab, in the hill that is before Jeauf And all king Solomon's drink-rusalem, and for Molech, the abomiing vessels were of gold, and all the nation of the childien of Ammon. Tessels of the bouse of the forest of 8 And likewise did he for all his Lebanon were of pure gold ; none strange wives, which burnt incense were of silver: it was nothing account- and sacrificed unto their gods. ed of in the days of Solomon.

9 4 And the LORD was angry with 22 For the king bad at sea a nary of Solomon, because his heart was turned Tbarshish with the navy of Hiramn: from the LORD God of Israel, whicb once in three years came the navy or had appeared unto

him twice, Tharsoish, bringing, gold, and silver, 10 And bad commanded bim concertivory, and ares, and peacocks. ing this thing, that he should not go

23 so king 'Solomon exceeded all the arter other gods: but be kept not that kings of the earth for riches and for whirb the LORD commanded. wisdomn.

11 Wherefore the LORD said unto 24 And all the earth sought to So- Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of lomon, to hear his wisdom, which God thee, and thou hast dot kept my cobad put in his heart.

venant and my statutes, wbich I bave 25 And they brought every man bis commanded thee, I will surely ren present, vessels of silver, and vessels the kingdom from thee, and will give of gold, and garments, and armour, it to thy servant. and spices, horses, and mules, a rare 12 Notwithstanding in thy days I year by year.

will not do it for David thy father's 26 And Solomon gathered toge- sake: but I will rend it out of the band ther chariots and horsemen: and he of tby son. had a thousand and four hundred cha 13 Howbeit I will not rend away all riots, and twelve thousand horsenien, I the kingdom; but will give one trite whom he bestowed in the cities for cha- to by son for David my servant's sake, siots, and with the king at Jerusalem. and for Jerusalem's sake wbuch I haré

27 And the king made silver to be chosen. in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars 14 1 And the LORD stirred up an ad Riarie de to be as the sycamore trees) versary unto Solomor. Hadat its

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Ahigah's prookeelle Edomite: be was of the kiag's seed himself with a new garment; and they in Edoin.

two were alone in the field: 15 For it came to pass, when David 30 And Ahijah caught the new garwas in Edom, and Joab the captain of ment that was on him, and rept it in the host was gone up to bury the twelve pieces : slain, after be bad smittea every male 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take in Edom;

thee ten pieces : for thus saith the 16 (For six months did Joab remain LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I there with all Israel, until he bad cut will rend the kingdom out of the hand off every male in Edom :)

of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to 17 Tbat Hadad fed, he and certain thee: Edomites of his father's servants with 32 (But he shall have one tribe for him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being niy servant David's sake, and for Jeyet a little child..

rusalem's sake, the city which I have 18 And they arose ont of Midian, chosen out of all the tribes of Israel) and came to Paran: and they took 33 Because that they have forsaken men with them out of Paran, and they me, and have worshipped Ashtore:b came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of the goddess of the Zidonians, Che. Egypt: which gave him an house, and mosh the god of the Moabites, and appointed him victuals, and gave him Milcom the god of the children of land.

Ammon, and have not walked in my 19 And Hadad found great favour in ways, to do that which is right in inine the sight of Pharaoli, so that he gave eyes, and to keep my statutes and my him to wise the sister of bis own wife, judgments, as did David bis father. the sister of Tabpenes the queen. 34 Howbe: I will not take the whole

20 And the sister of Tabpenes bare kingdom out of his hand; but I will him Genubath his son, whom Tab- make him prince all the days of his penes weaneds in Pharaoh's bouse : life for David my servant's sake whop and Genubath was in Pharaoh's bouse-I chose, because be kept my command. hold among the sons of Pharaoh. ments and my statutes :

21. And when Hadad heard in Egypt 35 But I will take the kingdom out that David slept with his fathers, and of his son's band, and will give it un that Joab the captain of the bost was to thee, eren ten tribes. dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me 36 And unto his son will I give one depart, that I may go to mine own tribe, that David my servant may country.

have a light always hefore me in Jeru42 Then Pharaoh said unto bim, salem, the city which I have chosen But what hast thou lacked with me, me to put my name there. that behold, thou seekest to go to 37 And I will take thee, and thou thine own country? And be answered, shalt reign accurding !o all that tby Nothing: howbeit let me go in any soul desireth, and shall be king over wise.

Israel. 23 | And God stirred him up unother 34 And it shall be, if thou wilt adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, hearken unto all that I conimand thee, which fled froin his lord Hadadezer and wat walk in my ways, and do that king of Zobah;

is right in my sight, to keep my sta24. And be gathered men unto him, wites and my commandments, as David and becarne captain over a band, when my servant did ; that I will be with David slew them of Zobah, and they thee, and build thee a sure house, as went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, 1 buil: for David, and will give Israei and reigned in Damascus.

unto thee. 25 And he was an adversary to Israel 39 And I will for this afflict the seed all the days of Solomon, besides the of Darid, but not for ever. mischief that Hadad did: and he 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill abborred Israel, and reigned over Jeroboamn. And Jeroboam arose, and Syria.

Aled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of 26 And Jeroboam the son of Ne'a!, Egypt, and was in Egypt until the an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's death of Solomon. servant, whose mother's name was 41 And the rest of the acts of SoZeruab, a widow wcman, eren he lomon, and all that he did, a.rd his, Lifted up his band against the king. wisdom, are they not written in the

27 And this reas the cause that he book of the acts of Solomon ? Jilted up his hand against the king : 42 And the time that Solomon Solomon built Milio, and repaired the reigned in Jerusalern over all Israel breaches of the city of David bis! was forty years. father.

43 And Solomon slept with his fa 28 And the man Jeroboam was a thers, and was buried in the city of mighty man of valour: and Solomon David his father. and Reboboam his seeing the young man tbat he was in- son reigned in his stead. dustrious, he made him ruler over all

CHAP. XII. the charge of the house of Joseph. AN

ND Rehoboam went to Shecbem : 29 And it came to pass at that time for ail Israel were come to Shewher, Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, cbem to make him king. that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite 2 And it came to pass, when Jero ri und bin in the way; and be bad cladboam the sua of Nebat who was se

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