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Solomon's prayer.

CHAT. 171

Itis soleme søerifices. ing, or mildew, locusts, or corespi!-, God, into my resting place, tbou, and Wis; If tbeir enemies besiege them in the ark of the strength: let thy the cities of their land; whatsoever priests, O LORD God, be clothed wito sore or whatsoever sickness there be : salvation, and let tby saints rejoice in

29 Then what prayer or what supp!- goodness. cation soever sball be made of any 42 O LORD God, turn not away the man or of all thy people Israel, when face of thine anointed : remember the every one sball know his own sore mercies of David thy servant. and his own grief, and shall spread

CHAP. VII. forth his bands in this house:

NOW when Solomon bad made an 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy end of praying, the fire came dwelling-place, and forgive, and render down from beaven, and consumed the unto every man according unto all his burnt-otlering and the sacrifices; and ways, whose heart thou knowest ; (for the glory of the LORD filled the house. thou only knowest the hearts of the 2 And the pricsts could not enter children of men :)

into the house of the LORD, hecalie 31 That they may fear thee, to the glory of the LORD bad filled the walk in thy ways, so long as they live LORD)'s house. in the land wbich thou gavest unto 3 And when all the children of Israel our fathers.

saw bow the fire came down, and the 32 Moreover concerning the stran- glory of the LORD upon the house, ger, which is not of thy people Israel, they bowed themselves with their fa. but is come from a far country for thy ces to the ground upor the pavement, great name's sake, and thy mighty and worshipped,and praised the LORD, hand, and thy stretched-out arm; if saying, Foi he is good; for bis mercy they come and pray in this house ; cridurith for ever.

33 Then hear thou from the heavens, 4 Then the king and all the people ruon from thy dwelling place, and do offered sacrifices before the LORD according to all that the stranger call. 5 And king Solomon offered a sacrietb to thee for ; tha: ail people of the fice or twenty and two thousand oxen, carth may know thy nanie, and fear and an hundred and twenty thousand thee, as doth thy people israel, and steep : so the king and all the people may know that this house wbichi dedicated the house of God. Dave built is called by thy name. 6 And the priests waited on their

34 ? If thy people go out to war offices : the Levites also with instruagainst their enemies by the way that ments of music of ibe LORD, which thou shalt send them, and they pray David the king had made to praise the unto thee toward this city which thou LORD, because bis mercy endureth for nast chosen, and the house wbich I ever, when David praised by their have built for thy name ;

ministry, and the priests sounded #35 Then hear thou from the heavens trumpets before them, and all Israel their prayer and their supplication, stood. and maintain their cause.

7 Moreover Solomon ballowed the 36 | If they sin against thee, (for middle of the court that was before there is no man whicb sinneth not,) the bouse of the LORD : for there he and thou be angry with them, and de- offered burnt-offerings, and the fat of liver them over before their enemies, the peace-offerings, because the brasen and they carry them away captives altar which Solomon had made was unto a land far off or near ;

not able to receive the burnt offerings, 37 Yet, if they bethink themselves and the meat-offerings, and the fat. in the land whither they are carried 8 Also at the saine time Solomon captive, and turn and pray unto thee kept the feast seven days, and all isin the land of tbeir captivity, saying, rael with him, a very great congrega. We have sinned, we have done amiss, tion, from the entering in of Hamath and have dealt wickedly ;

untó the river of Egypt. 38 If they return to thee with all 9 And in tbe eighth day they made their beart and with all their soul in a solemn asseinbly : for they kept the the land of their captivity, whitber dedication of the altaı seven days, and they bave carried iben captives, and the feast seven days. pray toward their land, which thou 10 And on the three and twentieto gavest unto their fathers, and toward day of the seventh month he sent the The city which thou hast chosen, and people away into their tents, glad toward the house which I bave built and merry in heart for the goodness for thy name;

that the LORD had sbewed unto Da39 í hen bear thou from the bea-vid, and to Solomon, and to Israel his vens, con from thy dwelling-place, people. their prayer and their supplications, 1. Thus Solomon finished the house and maintain their cause, and forgive of the LORD, and the king's house ; thy people which have sioned against and all that caine into Solomon's heart thee.

to make in the bouse of the LORD) 40 ? Now, my God, let, 1 beseech and in his own house, be prosperously thee, thine eyes he open, and let thine effected. eats be atteo: unto the prayer that is 12 Y and the LORD appeared to Solo. sade in tbis place:

mor by night, and said unto him, 41 Now therefore asise, O LORD bave heard thy prayer, and bayo

God's promise.


Solomon's tributaries. chosen this place to inyseil for an, sirea to build in Jerusalem, and in house of sacrifice.

Lebanon, and througbout all the land 13 If I shut up beaven ibat there be of his dominion. no rain, or if i coninand the locusts 7 As for all the people that were to devour the land, or if I send pesti-left of the Hiltites, and the Antorites, ience among my people;

and the Perizzites, and the Hirites, and 14 If iny people, which are called by the Jebusites, which were not of Israei, niy name, shall humble theinselves, 8 But of their children, who were and pray, and seek my face, and turn left after them in the land, whom tbe from their wicked ways; then will I children of Israel consumed not, thena hear from heaven, and will forgive did Solomon make to pay tribule until their sin, and will heal their fand. this day.

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and 9 But of the children of Israel did mine ears attent unto the prayer that Solomon make no servants for bis is made in this place.

work ; but they were men of war, and 16 For now bave I chosen and chief of his captains, and captains of sanctified this house, that my name his chariots and horsemen. may be there for ever: and wine eyes 10 And these were the chief of king and mine heart shall be there per- Solomon's otticers, een two bundred petually.

and rifly, that bare rule over the people. 17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk U And Solomon brought up the before me, as David thy father walked, daughter of Pharaoh out of the city and do according to all that I have of David unto the house that he nad counanded thee, and shalt observe built for ber: for he said, My wife my siatces and my judgments; shall not dwell in the house of David

18 Then will I establish the throne king of Israel because the places are of thy kingdom, according as I have holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD covenanted with David thy father, bath come. saying, There shall not fail thee a 12 Then Sclomon offered duinta man lo he ruler in Israel.

offerings unto the LORD on the altar 19 But if ye turn away, and forsake of the LORD, which he had built beiore my statutes and my cominandments, the porch, which I have set before you, and shall 13 Even after a certain rate every go and serve other gods, and worship day, oilering according to the com thern:

mandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, 20 Then will I pluck them up by the and on the new moons, and on the roots out of my land which I have solemn feasis, three times in the year, given them; and thus house, which leven in the least of unleavened bread, have sanctified for my name, will land in the feast of weeks, and in the cast out of my sight, and will make it least of tabernacles. to be a proverb and á by-word ainong 14 | And he appointed, according to all nations.

the order of David his father, the 21. And this house, which is high, courses of the priests to their scrshall be an astonishment to every one vice, and the Levites to their charges, that passerb by it; so that he shall to praise and minister before the say, Why bath the LORD done thus priests, as the duty of crery day re. unto this land, and unto this house quired: the porters also by their

2? And it shall be answered, Because courses at every gate : for so had Da tlley forsook the LORD God of their vid the man of God commanded. fathers, which brought them forth oat 15 And they departed not from the of the land of Egypt, and laid hold comınandıment of the king unto the on other gods, and worshipped them, priests and Levites concerning any and served them therefoie hath he matter, or concerning the treasures. brought all this vil upon thein.

10 'Now all the work of Solomon CHAP. VII.

was prepared unto the day of the

of , of twenty years, wherein Sclomon and until it was finished. So the house had built the house of the LORD, and of the LORD was pertected. his own bouse,

17 | Then went Solomon to Ezion. 9 That the cities which Haram bad geber, and to Eloth, at the sea-side in -estored to Solomon, Solomon built the land of Edom. them, and caused the children of lo 18 And Huram sent him by the bands rael to dwell there.

of his servants ships, and servants that 3 And Solomon went to Hamath. had knowledge of the sea, and they zobah, and prevailed against it. went with the servants of Solomon to

4 And be built Tadmor in the wild Ophir, and took thence four hundred derness, and all the store cities, which and fifty talents of gold, and brought he built in itamath

them to king Solomon. 5 Also he built Beth-horon the up

CHAP. IX pel, and Beth-horon the nether, fenced | AND when the queen of Sheba cities, with walls, gaies, and hars;

heard of the fame of Solomon, 6 And Baalath, and all the store she came to prove Suluinon with hard cities that Solomon had, and all the questions at Jerusalem, with 3 very Chariot cities, and the cities of the great company, and camels that bare aud that Solomon de spices, and gold in abundance, and

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The queen of Sheba's visit. CHAP. X. Solomon's riches and death. precious stones: and when she was, 17 Moreover the king made a great come to Solomon, she communed with throne of ivory, and overlaid it with him of all that was in ber beart.

pure gold. 2 And Solomon told her all her 18 And there were six steps to the questions : and there was nothing hid throne, with a footstool of gold, which from Solomon whicb he told her not. were fastened to the throne, and stays

3 And when the queen of Sheba bad on each side of the sitting-place, and seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the two lions standing by the stays: house that he had built,

19 And twelve lions stood there on 4 And tbe meat of his table, and the the one side and on the otber upon sitting of his servants, and the attend the six steps. There was not the like ance of his ministers, and their ap- made in any kingdom. parel ; bis cup-bearers aiso, and their 20 G And all the drinking vessels of apparel; and his ascent by which he king Solomon were of gold, and all the went up into the house of the LORD ; vessels of the house of the forest of there was no more spirit in ber. Lebanon were of pure gold: none were

5 And she said to the king, It was a of silver: it was not any thing ac. true report which I heard in mine own counted of in the days of Solomon. land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: 21 For the king's ships went to Tar.

6 Howbeit I believed not their words, shish with the servants of Huran : until I came, and mine eyes bad seen every three years once came the ships 1: and behold, the one half of the of Tarsbisb bringing gold, and silver, greatness of thy wisdom 'was not told ivory, and apes, and peacocks. me: for thou exceedest the fame that 22 And king Solomon passed all I heard.

the kings of the earth in riches and 7 Happy are thy men, and bappy wisdom, are these thy servants, which stand 23. And all the kings of the earth continually before thee, and hear thy sought the presence of Solomon, to wisdom.

hear his wisdom, that God had put 8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, in his beart. which delighted in thee to set thee 24 And they brought every man bis on his throne, to be king for the LORD present, vessels of silver, and vessels thy God: because thy God loved Is- of gold, and raiment, harness, and rael, to establish them for ever, there- spices, horses, and mules, a rate year fore made he thee king over them, to by year. do judginent and justice.

25 And Solomon had four thousand 9 And she gave the king an bundred stalls for horses and chariots, and and twenty talents of gold, and of twelve thousand horsemen; whom he spices great abundance, and precious bestowed in the chariot cities, and stones : neither was there any such with the king at Jerusalem. spice as the queen of Sheba gave king 26 ' And he reigned over all the Solomon.

kings from the river even unto the 10 And the servants also of Huram, land of the Philistines, and to the borand the servants of Soloinon, which der of Egypt. brought gold from Ophir, brought 27 And the king made silver in Jerealgum-trees and precious stones. salem as stones, and cedar-trees made

i And the king made of the algum- he as the sycamore-trees that are in trees terraces to the bouse of the the low plains in abundance. LORD, and to the king's palace, and 28 Add they brought uuto Solomon harps and psalteries for singers and borses out of Egypt, and out of all there were none such seen before in lands. the land of Judah.

29 Now the rest of the acts of Solce 19 And king Solomon gave to the mon, first and last, are they not writ. queen of Sheba all ber desire, whatso- ten in the book of Nathan the prophet, ever she asked, besides that wbich she and in the prophecy of Ahijali the bad brought unto the king. So she Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo turned, and went away to ber own the seer against Jeroboam the son of land, she and her servants.

Nebat? 13 | Now the weight of gold that 30 Add Solomon reigned in Jerusacame to Solomon in one year was six len over all Israel forty years. hundred and threescore and six talents 31 And Solomon slept with his faof gold;

thers, and he was buried in the city 14 Besides that which cbapmen and of David his father : and Reboboana merchants brought. And all the brings bis son reigned in his stead. of Arabia and governors of the country

CHAP. X. brought gold and silver to Solomon.

15 F And king Solomon made two for to Sbecbem were all Israel hundred targets of beaten gold: six come to make him king. hundred shekels of beaten gold went to 2 And it came to pass, wben Jeroone target.

boam the son of Nebat, who was in 16 Aud three hundred shields made Egypt, whither he bad fled from the he of heaten gold; three hundred presence of Solomon the king, beard shekels of gold went to one sbield. And it, that Jeroboam returned out of the king put them in the bouse of the Egypt. forest of Lebanon.

3 And they sent and called him. Se

Strael revolteth from Rehoboam. II. CHRONICLES. lis strength, wives, fc. Jeroboam and all Israel came and 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hado. spake to Rehoboam, saying,

ram that was over the tribute ; and 4 Thy father made our yoke griev- the children of Israel stoned him with ous: now therefore ease thou some- stones, that he died. But king Rehowhat the grievous servitude of thy boam made speed to get him up to his fatber, and bis heavy yoke that be chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. put upon us, and we will serve thee. 19 And Israel rebelled against the

5 And be said unto them, Come touse of David unto ibis day. again unto me after three days. And

CHAP. XI. tbe people departed. 6 And king Rehoboam took counsel AND when Rehoboam was come to

Jerusalem, he gathered of the with the old men that had stood be- house of Judah and Benjamin an hun fore Solomon his father while he yetdred and fourscore thousand chosco lived, saying, What counsei give ye me men, which were warriors, to fight to return answer to this people? against Israel, that he might bring the

7. And they spake unto bím, saying, kingdom again to Rehoboain. If thou be kind to tnis people, and 2 But the word of the LORD came to please them, and speak good words to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, ibem, they will be thy servants for 3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of ever.

Solomon, king of Judah, and to all & But he forsook the counsel which Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, the old men gave him, and took coun 4 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not sel with the young inen that were go up, nor Áght against your brethren : brought up with him, that stood be- return every man to his house : for fore him.

this thing is done of me. And they 9 And he said unto them, 'What ad- obeyed the words of the LORD, and vice give ye that we inay return answer returned from going against Jeroboam. to this people, which have spoken to 5 And Reboboam dwelt in Jerusame, saying, Fase somewhat ihe yoke lem, and built cities for detence in Ju. that thy father did put upon us? dah.

10 And the young men tbat were 6 He built even Berb-lehem, and brought up with him spake unto him, Etam, and Tekoa, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the 7 And Beth-zur, and Shocho, and people that spake unto thee, saying, Adullam, Thy father made our yoke beavy, but 8 And Gath, and Mareshal, ar.d Zipa, snake tbou it somewhat lighter for us ; & And Adoraim, and Lachish, and thus shalt thou say unto them, My Azekah, little finger shall be thicker than iny 10 And Zorah, and Ajalon, and father's loins.

Hebron, which are in Judah and in il for whereas my father pul a Benjamin, fenced cities. heavy yoke upon you, I will put more 11 And he fortified the strong bolds, to your yoke: iny father chastised and put captains in them, and store of you with whips, but I will chastise you victual, and of oil and wine.. with scorpions.

12 And in every several city he pus 12 | So Jeroboam and all the people shields and spears, and made them excame to Reboboam on the tbird day, ceeding strong, having Judah and Benas the king bade, saying, Come again jamin on his side. to me on the third day.

13 And the priests and the Levites 13 And the king answered them that were in all israel resorted to him roughly; and king Rehoboain forsook out of all their coasts. the couosel of the old men,

14 For the Levites left their suburbs 14 And answered them after the ad- and their possessions, and came to vice of the young men, saying, My Judah and Jerusalem : for Jeroboam father made your yoke heavy, but ! and bis sons bad cast them off from will add thereto: my father chastised executing the priest's office unto the you with whips, but I will chastise you LORD: with scorpions.

15 And he ordained bim priests for 15 So the king bearkened not unto the high places, and for the derils, the people: for the cause was of God, and for the calves wbich he had made. that the LORD might perform his 16 And after them out of all the word, which he spake by the hand of tribes of Israel, such as set their bearts Abijah the Shilonite to Jeroboain tbe to seek the LORD God of Israel came son of Nebat.

to Jerusalem, Osauribice unto 16 4 And when all Israel saw that the LORD God of their fathers. king would not bearken unto them, 17 So they strengthened the kingthe people answered the king, saying, dom of judal, and made Rehoboair. What portion bave we in David and the son of Solomon strong, three we have none inheritance in the son years: for three years they walked of Jesse: every man to your tents, in the way of David and Solomon. Israel: and now, David, see to thine 18 1 And Rehoboam took him Maba. own house. So all Israel went to their latb the daughier of Jermoll the son tezis.

of David to wife, and Abihail the 17 But as for the children of Israel daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse : ebat dweit in the cities of Judab, Re 19 wluch bare him chillren ; Jeusia, poam reigoed over thein.

and Shamariab, and Zubain.

Slashak spoileth Jerusalem. CHAP. XI, XIN. Abijah succeedeth Rehoboom.

93 And after her be took Maachab 11 And when the king entered into the daughter of Absalom; which bare the house of the LORD, the guard him Abijab, and Attai, and Ziza, and came and fetched thein, and brought Shelomith.

them again into the guard-chamber. 21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah 12 And when he humbled bimself, the daughter of Absalom above all his the wrath of the LORD turned from wires and his concubines : (for 'be took bim, that be would not destroy hina eighteen wives, and threescore concu- altogether : and also in Judab things bines ; and begat twenty and eight went well. sons, and threescore daughters.) 13 So king Rehoboam strengthened

22 And Rebohoam made Abijab the himself in Jerusalem, and reigned : for son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler Reboboam was one and forty years old among his brethren : for he thought to when he began to reign, and he reignmake him king.

ed seventeen years in Jerusalem, tbe 23 And be dealt wisely, and dis city which the LORD had chosen out persed of all bis cbildren throughout of all the tribes of Israel, to put his All the countries of Judah and Benja- name there. And his mother's name min, unto every fenced city : and he was Naamal an Aminonitess. gave them victual in abundance. And 14 And he did evil, because he prehe desired many wives.

pared not his heart to seek the LORD. CHAP. XII.

15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, cist AND it came to pass when Reho- and last, are they not written in the

boam had established the kingdom, book of Shemaiab the prophet, and of and bad strengthened himself, be for Iddo the seer, concerning genealogies? sook the law of the LORD,' and all And there were wars between Rehoboain Israel with him..

and Jeroboam continually. 2 And it came to pass, that in the 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fifth year of king Rehoboam Shisbak fathers, and was buried in the city of king of Egypt came up against Jerusa- David; and Abijala bis son reigned ia lein, because they had transgressed his stead. against the LORD,

CHAP. XIII. 3 With twelve hundred chariots, and Now in the eighteenth year of king threescore thousand horsemen : and Jeroboam began Abijah to reigo the people wote without number that over Judah. came with him out of Egypt; the 2 He reigned three years in Jeru. J.ubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethi-salem. His mother's name also was opians.

Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gi. 4. And he took the fenced cities | beab. And there was war between wbich pertained to Judah, and came Abijah and Jeroboam. to Jerusalem.

3 And Abijah set the battle in array 5 Then carne Shemaiah the prophet with an army of valiant men of war, to Reboboam, and to the princes of even four hundred thousand chosen Judab, that were gathered together men: Jeroboam also set the battle in to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and array against him with eight hundred said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, tbousand chosen men, being mighty Ye bave forsaken me, and therefore men of valour. have I also lest you in the hand of 4 And Abijab stood up upon mount Shishak.

Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, 6 Wbereupon the princes of Israel and said, 'Hear me, tbou Jeroboam, and the king humbled themselves; and and all Israel ; they said, The LORD is righteous. 5 Ought ye not to know that the

7 And when the LORD saw that they LORD God of Israel gave the kingdoin humbled themselves, the word of the over Israel to David for ever, even to LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They , him and to his sons by a covenant of bave humbled themselves; therefore I sale ? will not destroy thein, but I will grant

6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, then some deliverance; and my wrath the servant of Solomon the son of shall not be poured out upon Jerusa- David, is risen up, and bath rebelled sem by the hand of Shishak.

against his lord. 8 Nevertheless they shall be his ser 7 And there are gathered unto him vants ; that they may know my ser- vain men, the children of Belial, and vice, and the service of the kingdoms have strengthened themselves against of the countries.

Rehohoam the son of Solomon, when 9 So Shishak king of Egypt came ap Rehoboam was young and tenderagainst Jerusalem, and took away the hearted, and could not withstand them. treasures of the house of the LORD, 8 And now ye think to withstand and the treasures of the king's house; the kingdom of the LORD in the hand He took all : he carried away also the of the sons of David ; and ye be a great shields of gold which Solomon hal multitude, and there are with you goldDiade.

en calves, which Jeroboam made you 10 Instead of which king Rehoboam for gods. made shields of brass, and committed 9 Have ye not cast out the priests of chem to the hands of the chief of the the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the

card, that kept the entrance of the Levites, and have made you prieste

after the hanner of the nations

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