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with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and
silver and brass.

13:018:011 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver
and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from
Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from
the Philistines, and from Amalek.

13:018:012 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in
the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

13:018:013 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became
David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever
he went.

13:018:014 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and
justice among all his people.

13:018:015 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat
the son of Ahilud, recorder.

13:018:016 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

13:018:017 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and
the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the
king.

13:019:001 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the
children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

13:019:002 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David
sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the
servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon
to Hanun, to comfort him.

13:019:003 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun,
Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath
sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee
for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?

13:019:004 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and
cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks,
and sent them away.

13:019:005 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were
served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly
ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards
be grown, and then return.

13:019:006 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made
themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon
sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and
horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out
of Zobah.

13:019:007 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king
of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba.
And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from
their cities, and came to battle.

13:019:008 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of
the mighty men.

13:019:009 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in
array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were
come were by themselves in the field.

13:019:010 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before
and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put
them in array against the Syrians.

13:019:011 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of
Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against
the children of Ammon.

13:019:012 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou
shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for
thee, then I will help thee.

13:019:013 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for
our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do
that which is good in his sight.

13:019:014 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the
Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.

13:019:015 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled,
they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered
into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.

13:019:016 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse
before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the
Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain
of the host of Hadarezer went before them.

13:019:017 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed
over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array
against them. So when David had put the battle in array
against the Syrians, they fought with him.

13:019:018 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the
Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty
thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.

13:019:019 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to
the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and
became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the
children of Ammon any more.

13:020:001 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the
time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of
the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and
came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And
Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

13:020:002 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and
found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious
stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought
also exceeding much spoil out of the city.

13:020:003 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them
with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so
dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And
David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

13:020:004 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer
with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite
slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they
were subdued.

13:020:005 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the
son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.

13:020:006 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great
stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on
each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the
giant.

13:020:007 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's
brother slew him.

13:020:008 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the
hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

13:021:001 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
number Israel.

13:021:002 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go,
number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number
of them to me, that I may know it.

13:021:003 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times
so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not
all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this
thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

13:021:004 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore
Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to
Jerusalem.

13:021:005 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David.
And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred
thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred
threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

13:021:006 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.

13:021:007 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
Israel.

13:021:008 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have
done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity
of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

13:021:009 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,

13:021:010 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee
three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto
thee.

13:021:011 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,
Choose thee

13:021:012 Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed
before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies
overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD,
even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD
destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore
advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent
me.

13:021:013 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall
now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies:
but let me not fall into the hand of man.

13:021:014 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of
Israel seventy thousand men.

13:021:015 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he
was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the
evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay
now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

13:021:016 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD
stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword
in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the
elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon
their faces.

13:021:017 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people
to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil
indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine
hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's
house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.

13:021:018 Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that
David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

13:021:019 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the
name of the LORD.

13:021:020 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons
with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

13:021:021 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and
went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David
with his face to the ground.

13:021:022 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this
threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the
LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the
plague may be stayed from the people.

13:021:023 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord
the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee
the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing
instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I
give it all.

13:021:024 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it
for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine
for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

13:021:025 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of
gold by weight.

13:021:026 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered
burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD;
and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of
burnt offering.

13:021:027 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword
again into the sheath thereof.

13:021:028 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in
the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed
there.

13:021:029 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the
wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that
season in the high place at Gibeon.

13:021:030 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was
afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

13:022:001 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this
is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

13:022:002 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were
in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones
to build the house of God.

13:022:003 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the
doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in
abundance without weight;

13:022:004 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of
Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.

13:022:005 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the
house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding
magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I
will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared
abundantly before his death.

13:022:006 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build
an house for the LORD God of Israel.

13:022:007 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my
mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:

13:022:008 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed
blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not
build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood
upon the earth in my sight.

13:022:009 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of
rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round
about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace
and quietness unto Israel in his days.

13:022:010 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son,
and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of
his kingdom over Israel for ever.

13:022:011 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and
build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.

13:022:012 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give
thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law
of the LORD thy God.

13:022:013 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the
statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with
concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not,
nor be dismayed.

13:022:014 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of
the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand
thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without
weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I
prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

13:022:015 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and
workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for
every manner of work.

13:022:016 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is
no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with
thee.

13:022:017 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon
his son, saying,

13:022:018 Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you
rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the
land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD,
and before his people.

13:022:019 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God;
arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God,
to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy
vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name
of the LORD.

13:023:001 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his
son king over Israel.

13:023:002 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the
priests and the Levites.

13:023:003 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and
upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was
thirty and eight thousand.

13:023:004 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the
work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers
and judges:

13:023:005 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised
the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to
praise therewith.

13:023:006 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi,
namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

13:023:007 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.

13:023:008 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and
Joel, three.

13:023:009 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three.
These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

13:023:010 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and
Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

13:023:011 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and
Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in one
reckoning, according to their father's house.

13:023:012 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

13:023:013 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated,
that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons
for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto
him, and to bless in his name for ever.

13:023:014 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of
the tribe of Levi.

13:023:015 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.

13:023:016 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.

13:023:017 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer
had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

13:023:018 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.

13:023:019 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

13:023:020 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first and Jesiah the second.

13:023:021 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
Eleazar, and Kish.

13:023:022 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their
brethren the sons of Kish took them.

13:023:023 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

13:023:024 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers;
even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number
of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of
the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and
upward.

13:023:025 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto
his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

13:023:026 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the
tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.

13:023:027 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from
twenty years old and above:

13:023:028 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the
service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the
chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the
work of the service of the house of God;

13:023:029 Both for the shewbread, and for the fine flour for meat
offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that which is
baked in the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all
manner of measure and size;

13:023:030 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and
likewise at even:

13:023:031 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the
sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number,
according to the order commanded unto them, continually before
the LORD:

13:023:032 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge
of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the
house of the LORD.

13:024:001 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of
Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

13:024:002 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no
children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's
office.

13:024:003 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar,
and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their
offices in their service.

13:024:004 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar
than of the sons of Ithamar, and thus were they divided. Among
the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house
of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar
according to the house of their fathers.

13:024:005 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the
governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God,
were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

13:024:006 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the
Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and
Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and
before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites:
one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken
for Ithamar.

13:024:007 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to
Jedaiah,

13:024:008 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

13:024:009 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

13:024:010 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

13:024:011 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,

13:024:012 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

13:024:013 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

13:024:014 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

13:024:015 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

13:024:016 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

13:024:017 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to
Gamul,

13:024:018 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to
Maaziah.

13:024:019 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into
the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron
their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

13:024:020 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of
Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

13:024:021 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was
Isshiah.

13:024:022 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.

13:024:023 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

13:024:024 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.

13:024:025 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah;
Zechariah.

13:024:026 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah;
Beno.

13:024:027 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur,
and Ibri.

13:024:028 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.

13:024:029 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.

13:024:030 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These
were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

13:024:031 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons
of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and
Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and
Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger
brethren.

13:025:001 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the
service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun,
who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with
cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their
service was:

13:025:002 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and
Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which
prophesied according to the order of the king.

13:025:003 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and
Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of
their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give
thanks and to praise the LORD.

13:025:004 Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and
Mahazioth:

13:025:005 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words
of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen
sons and three daughters.

13:025:006 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the
house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for
the service of the house of God, according to the king's order
to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

13:025:007 So the number of them, with their brethren that were
instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were
cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

13:025:008 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as
the great, the teacher as the scholar.

13:025:009 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second
to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:

13:025:010 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:011 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:012 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:013 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:014 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:015 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:016 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:017 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:018 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:019 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:020 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:021 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:022 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:023 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:024 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:

13:025:025 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
twelve:

13:025:026 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:027 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
were twelve:

13:025:028 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:

13:025:029 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:

13:025:030 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:

13:025:031 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve.

13:026:001 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was
Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

13:026:002 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn,
Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

13:026:003 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

13:026:004 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn,
Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth,
and Nethaneel the fifth.

13:026:005 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth:
for God blessed him.

13:026:006 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled
throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men
of valour.

13:026:007 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad,
whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.

13:026:008 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and
their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were
threescore and two of Obededom.

13:026:009 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.

13:026:010 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the
chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father
made him the chief;)

13:026:011 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth:
all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

13:026:012 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the
chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in
the house of the LORD.

13:026:013 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according
to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

13:026:014 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his
son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out
northward.

13:026:015 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.

13:026:016 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the
gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward
against ward.

13:026:017 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward
four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.

13:026:018 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

13:026:019 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore,
and among the sons of Merari.

13:026:020 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house
of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

13:026:021 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite
Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were
Jehieli.

13:026:022 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were
over the treasures of the house of the LORD.

13:026:023 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the
Uzzielites:

13:026:024 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of
the treasures.

13:026:025 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah
his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith
his son.

13:026:026 Which Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures
of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief
fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the
captains of the host, had dedicated.

13:026:027 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain
the house of the LORD.

13:026:028 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and
Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had
dedicated; and whosoever had dedicated any thing, it was under
the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.

13:026:029 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward
business over Israel, for officers and judges.

13:026:030 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of
valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among them
of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of
the LORD, and in the service of the king.

13:026:031 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the
Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In
the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for,
and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer
of Gilead.

13:026:032 And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven
hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the
Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for
every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.

13:027:001 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the
chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and
their officers that served the king in any matter of the
courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout
all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and
four thousand.

13:027:002 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the
son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four
thousand.

13:027:003 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of
the host for the first month.

13:027:004 And over the course of the second month was Dodai an Ahohite,
and of his course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course
likewise were twenty and four thousand.

13:027:005 The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah
the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were
twenty and four thousand.

13:027:006 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and
above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.

13:027:007 The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother
of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course
were twenty and four thousand.

13:027:008 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the
Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.

13:027:009 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of
Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four
thousand.

13:027:010 The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the
Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were
twenty and four thousand.

13:027:011 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and
four thousand.

13:027:012 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the
Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.

13:027:013 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the
Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.

13:027:014 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the
Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course
were twenty and four thousand.

13:027:015 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the
Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and
four thousand.

13:027:016 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the
Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites,
Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

13:027:017 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites,
Zadok:

13:027:018 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar,
Omri the son of Michael:

13:027:019 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth
the son of Azriel:

13:027:020 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the
half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

13:027:021 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of
Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:

13:027:022 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of
the tribes of Israel.

13:027:023 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old
and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel
like to the stars of the heavens.

13:027:024 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not,
because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was
the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

13:027:025 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel:
and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in
the villages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of
Uzziah:

13:027:026 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of
the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:

13:027:027 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the
increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the
Shiphmite:

13:027:028 And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in
the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the
cellars of oil was Joash:

13:027:029 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the
Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was
Shaphat the son of Adlai:

13:027:030 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the
asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:

13:027:031 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the
rulers of the substance which was king David's.

13:027:032 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and
a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's
sons:

13:027:033 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the
Archite was the king's companion:

13:027:034 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and
Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.

13:028:001 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of
the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered
to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands,
and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the
substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with
the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the
valiant men, unto Jerusalem.

13:028:002 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me,
my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to
build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for
the building:

13:028:003 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my
name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed
blood.

13:028:004 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house
of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath
chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the
house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked
me to make me king over all Israel:

13:028:005 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he
hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the
kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

13:028:006 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house
and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will
be his father.

13:028:007 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be
constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this
day.

13:028:008 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of
the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for
all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess
this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your
children after you for ever.

13:028:009 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and
serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for
the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the
imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be
found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off
for ever.

13:028:010 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house
for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

13:028:011 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch,
and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and
of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours
thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,

13:028:012 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the
courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round
about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the
treasuries of the dedicated things:

13:028:013 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for
all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for
all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.

13:028:014 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all
instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all
instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every
kind of service:

13:028:015 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their
lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the
lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight,
both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof,
according to the use of every candlestick.

13:028:016 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for
every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:

13:028:017 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the
cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for
every bason; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of
silver:

13:028:018 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold
for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread
out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the
LORD.

13:028:019 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing
by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

13:028:020 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good
courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD
God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for
the service of the house of the LORD.

13:028:021 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even
they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of
God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of
workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of
service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at
thy commandment.

13:029:001 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation,
Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and
tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man,
but for the LORD God.

13:029:002 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God
the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for
things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron
for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones,
and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers
colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones
in abundance.

13:029:003 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my
God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which
I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I
have prepared for the holy house.

13:029:004 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and
seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls
of the houses withal:

13:029:005 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of
silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of
artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service
this day unto the LORD?

13:029:006 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of
Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the
rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,

13:029:007 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five
thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten
thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and
one hundred thousand talents of iron.

13:029:008 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the
treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the
Gershonite.

13:029:009 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly,
because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD:
and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

13:029:010 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation:
and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our
father, for ever and ever.

13:029:011 Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory,
and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the
heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O
LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

13:029:012 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over
all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand
it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13:029:013 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious
name.

13:029:014 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to
offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of
thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

13:029:015 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all
our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there
is none abiding.

13:029:016 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build
thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is
all thine own.

13:029:017 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast
pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine
heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have
I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer
willingly unto thee.

13:029:018 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep
this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart
of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

13:029:019 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy
commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all
these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have
made provision.

13:029:020 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD
your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of
their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the
LORD, and the king.

13:029:021 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered
burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day,
even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand
lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance
for all Israel:

13:029:022 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great
gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the
second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief
governor, and Zadok to be priest.

13:029:023 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of
David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

13:029:024 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons
likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the
king.

13:029:025 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all
Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not
been on any king before him in Israel.

13:029:026 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

13:029:027 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years;
seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years
reigned he in Jerusalem.

13:029:028 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and
honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

13:029:029 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they
are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of
Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

13:029:030 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over
him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the
countries.

Book 14 2 Chronicles

14:001:001 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom,
and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him
exceedingly.

14:001:002 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of
thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every
governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.

14:001:003 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the
high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of
the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD
had made in the wilderness.

14:001:004 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to
the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched
a tent for it at Jerusalem.

14:001:005 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the
son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the
LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

14:001:006 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the
LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and
offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.

14:001:007 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him,
Ask what I shall give thee.

14:001:008 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto
David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

14:001:009 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be
established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the
dust of the earth in multitude.

14:001:010 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come
in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that
is so great?

14:001:011 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and
thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of
thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast
asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge
my people, over whom I have made thee king:

14:001:012 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give
thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings
have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any
after thee have the like.

14:001:013 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was
at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the
congregation, and reigned over Israel.

14:001:014 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a
thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand
horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the
king at Jerusalem.

14:001:015 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as
stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are
in the vale for abundance.

14:001:016 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn:
the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

14:001:017 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot
for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred
and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of
the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

14:002:001 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the
LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

14:002:002 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear
burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and
three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

14:002:003 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou
didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to
build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.

14:002:004 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to
dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and
for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings
morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons,
and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an
ordinance for ever to Israel.

14:002:005 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God
above all gods.

14:002:006 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and
heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I
should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before
him?

14:002:007 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in
silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson,
and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men
that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my
father did provide.

14:002:008 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of
Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber
in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy
servants,

14:002:009 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I
am about to build shall be wonderful great.

14:002:010 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut
timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty
thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of
wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

14:002:011 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent
to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath
made thee king over them.

14:002:012 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that
made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise
son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build
an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

14:002:013 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding,
of Huram my father's,

14:002:014 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was
a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in
brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue,
and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of
graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to
him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord
David thy father.

14:002:015 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the
wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his
servants:

14:002:016 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt
need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa;
and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

14:002:017 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land
of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had
numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty
thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

14:002:018 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers
of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the
mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set
the people a work.

14:003:001 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem
in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his
father, in the place that David had prepared in the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

14:003:002 And he began to build in the second day of the second month,
in the fourth year of his reign.

14:003:003 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for
the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after
the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth
twenty cubits.

14:003:004 And the porch that was in the front of the house, the length
of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty
cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he
overlaid it within with pure gold.

14:003:005 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he
overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and
chains.

14:003:006 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty:
and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

14:003:007 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the
walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved
cherubims on the walls.

14:003:008 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was
according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the
breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine
gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

14:003:009 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he
overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

14:003:010 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image
work, and overlaid them with gold.

14:003:011 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one
wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall
of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits,
reaching to the wing of the other cherub.

14:003:012 And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to
the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits
also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.

14:003:013 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty
cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were
inward.

14:003:014 And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and
fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.

14:003:015 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five
cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of
them was five cubits.

14:003:016 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the
heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and
put them on the chains.

14:003:017 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the
right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of
that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the
left Boaz.

14:004:001 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length
thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits
the height thereof.

14:004:002 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim,
round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a
line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

14:004:003 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it
round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about.
Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.

14:004:004 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and
three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the
south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set
above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

14:004:005 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it
like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies;
and it received and held three thousand baths.

14:004:006 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and
five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered
for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was
for the priests to wash in.

14:004:007 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form,
and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five
on the left.

14:004:008 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five
on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an
hundred basons of gold.

14:004:009 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great
court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them
with brass.

14:004:010 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over
against the south.

14:004:011 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And
Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon
for the house of God;

14:004:012 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters
which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths
to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the
top of the pillars;

14:004:013 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of
pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the
chapiters which were upon the pillars.

14:004:014 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;

14:004:015 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.

14:004:016 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all
their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon
for the house of the LORD of bright brass.

14:004:017 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

14:004:018 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for
the weight of the brass could not be found out.

14:004:019 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of
God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the
shewbread was set;

14:004:020 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should
burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

14:004:021 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of
gold, and that perfect gold;

14:004:022 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the
censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner
doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the
house of the temple, were of gold.

14:005:001 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD
was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David
his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and
all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house
of God.

14:005:002 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of
Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of
the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.

14:005:003 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the
king in the feast which was in the seventh month.

14:005:004 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the
ark.

14:005:005 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the
congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the
tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.

14:005:006 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that
were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and
oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

14:005:007 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD
unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy
place, even under the wings of the cherubims:

14:005:008 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of
the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves
thereof above.

14:005:009 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the
staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were
not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

14:005:010 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses
put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the
children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

14:005:011 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place: (for all the priests that were present were
sanctified, and did not then wait by course:

14:005:012 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph,
of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren,
being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries
and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them
an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)

14:005:013 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as
one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking
the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the
trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised
the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for
ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the
house of the LORD;

14:005:014 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of
the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of
God.

14:006:001 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in
the thick darkness.

14:006:002 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place
for thy dwelling for ever.

14:006:003 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole
congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel
stood.

14:006:004 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with
his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my
father David, saying,

14:006:005 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land
of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to
build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose
I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:

14:006:006 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and
have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

14:006:007 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house
for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

14:006:008 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in
thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in
that it was in thine heart:

14:006:009 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son
which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the
house for my name.

14:006:010 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath
spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and
am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have
built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

14:006:011 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the
LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.

14:006:012 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of
all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

14:006:013 For Solomon had made a brasen scaffold of five cubits long,
and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it
in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled
down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and
spread forth his hands toward heaven.

14:006:014 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in
the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and
shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with
all their hearts:

14:006:015 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that
which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and
hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

14:006:016 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant
David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying,
There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the
throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their
way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.

14:006:017 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified,
which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.

14:006:018 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold,
heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much
less this house which I have built!

14:006:019 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to
his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and
the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:

14:006:020 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night,
upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put
thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant
prayeth toward this place.

14:006:021 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and
of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place:
hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when
thou hearest, forgive.

14:006:022 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon
him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in
this house;

14:006:023 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by
requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own
head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according
to his righteousness.

14:006:024 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy,
because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and
confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee
in this house;

14:006:025 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy
people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou
gavest to them and to their fathers.

14:006:026 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they
have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place,
and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost
afflict them;

14:006:027 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy
servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them
the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy
land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an
inheritance.

14:006:028 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if
there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if
their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land;
whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:

14:006:029 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of
any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall
know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth
his hands in this house:

14:006:030 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive,
and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose
heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the
children of men:)

14:006:031 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they
live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

14:006:032 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people
Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's
sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they
come and pray in this house;

14:006:033 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place,
and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for;
that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee,
as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which
I have built is called by thy name.

14:006:034 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way
that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this
city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built
for thy name;

14:006:035 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their
supplication, and maintain their cause.

14:006:036 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth
not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over
before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a
land far off or near;

14:006:037 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are
carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of
their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss,
and have dealt wickedly;

14:006:038 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their
soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried
them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest
unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast
chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

14:006:039 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place,
their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their
cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

14:006:040 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let
thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this
place.

14:006:041 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou,
and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be
clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in
goodness.

14:006:042 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember
the mercies of David thy servant.

14:007:001 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came
down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the
sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

14:007:002 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD,
because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.

14:007:003 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came
down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed
themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement,
and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever.

14:007:004 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the
LORD.

14:007:005 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two
thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so
the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

14:007:006 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with
instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had
made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever,
when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded
trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

14:007:007 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was
before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt
offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the
brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive
the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.

14:007:008 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and
all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the
entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

14:007:009 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they
kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast
seven days.

14:007:010 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he
sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart
for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to
Solomon, and to Israel his people.

14:007:011 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's
house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the
house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously
effected.

14:007:012 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him,
I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself
for an house of sacrifice.

14:007:013 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the
locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my
people;

14:007:014 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land.

14:007:015 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the
prayer that is made in this place.

14:007:016 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name
may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be
there perpetually.

14:007:017 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy
father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded
thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;

14:007:018 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I
have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not
fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

14:007:019 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my
commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and
serve other gods, and worship them;

14:007:020 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I
have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for
my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a
proverb and a byword among all nations.

14:007:021 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to
every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath
the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

14:007:022 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of
their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of
Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and
served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon
them.

14:008:001 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein
Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

14:008:002 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon
built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

14:008:003 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

14:008:004 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store
cities, which he built in Hamath.

14:008:005 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether,
fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

14:008:006 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and
all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and
all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in
Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

14:008:007 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the
Jebusites, which were not of Israel,

14:008:008 But of their children, who were left after them in the land,
whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon
make to pay tribute until this day.

14:008:009 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for
his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains,
and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

14:008:010 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two
hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

14:008:011 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city
of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he
said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of
Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the
LORD hath come.

14:008:012 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the
altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

14:008:013 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the
commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons,
and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the
feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in
the feast of tabernacles.

14:008:014 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father,
the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites
to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests,
as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their
courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God
commanded.

14:008:015 And they departed not from the commandment of the king unto
the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning
the treasures.

14:008:016 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the
foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was
finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.

14:008:017 Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side
in the land of Edom.

14:008:018 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and
servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the
servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and
fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

14:009:001 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she
came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a
very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in
abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to
Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

14:009:002 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing
hid from Solomon which he told her not.

14:009:003 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon,
and the house that he had built,

14:009:004 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants,
and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his
cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he
went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit
in her.

14:009:005 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard
in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:

14:009:006 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine
eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness
of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame
that I heard.

14:009:007 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which
stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

14:009:008 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set
thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because
thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore
made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

14:009:009 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold,
and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither
was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king
Solomon.

14:009:010 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon,
which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and
precious stones.

14:009:011 And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of
the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries
for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land
of Judah.

14:009:012 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire,
whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto
the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she
and her servants.

14:009:013 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;

14:009:014 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the
kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and
silver to Solomon.

14:009:015 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six
hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.

14:009:016 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three
hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put
them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

14:009:017 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid
it with pure gold.

14:009:018 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of
gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each
side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the
stays:

14:009:019 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other
upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any
kingdom.

14:009:020 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and
all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of
pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted
of in the days of Solomon.

14:009:021 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of
Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish
bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

14:009:022 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches
and wisdom.

14:009:023 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon,
to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

14:009:024 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and
vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and
mules, a rate year by year.

14:009:025 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots,
and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot
cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

14:009:026 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the
land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.

14:009:027 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar
trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains
in abundance.

14:009:028 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of
all lands.

14:009:029 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they
not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the
prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo
the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

14:009:030 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

14:009:031 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the
city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his
stead.

14:010:001 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel
come to make him king.

14:010:002 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was
in Egypt, whither he fled from the presence of Solomon the
king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.

14:010:003 And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came
and spake to Rehoboam, saying,

14:010:004 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou
somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy
yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

14:010:005 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days.
And the people departed.

14:010:006 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood
before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What
counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?

14:010:007 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this

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