1 Reis

1. And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

2. Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.

3. And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

4. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that {was} the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.

5. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

6. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as {it is} this day. {mercy: or, bounty}

7. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I {am but} a little child: I know not {how} to go out or come in.

8. And thy servant {is} in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

9. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? {understanding: Heb. hearing}

10. And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; {long life: Heb. many days} {discern: Heb. hear}

12. Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

13. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. {shall...: or, hath not been}

14. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

15. And Solomon awoke; and, behold, {it was} a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

16. Then came there two women, {that were} harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

17. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we {were} together; {there was} no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19. And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

20. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

21. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

22. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living {is} my son, and the dead {is} thy son. And this said, No; but the dead {is} thy son, and the living {is} my son. Thus they spake before the king.

23. Then said the king, The one saith, This {is} my son that liveth, and thy son {is} the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son {is} the dead, and my son {is} the living.

24. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

25. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

26. Then spake the woman whose the living child {was} unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, {but} divide {it}. {yearned: Heb. were hot}

27. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she {is} the mother thereof.

28. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God {was} in him, to do judgment. {in him: Heb. in the midst of him}

1. So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

2. And these {were} the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest, {priest: or, chief officer}

3. Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. {scribes: or, secretaries} {recorder: or, remembrancer}

4. And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada {was} over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar {were} the priests:

5. And Azariah the son of Nathan {was} over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan {was} principal officer, {and} the king's friend:

6. And Ahishar {was} over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda {was} over the tribute. {tribute: or, levy}

7. And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

8. And these {are} their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: {The son...: or, Benhur}

9. The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan: {The son...: or, Bendekar}

10. The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him {pertained} Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher: {The son...: or, Benhesed}

11. The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife: {The son...: or, Benabinadab}

12. Baana the son of Ahilud; {to him pertained} Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which {is} by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, {even} unto {the place that is} beyond Jokneam:

13. The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him {pertained} the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which {are} in Gilead; to him {also pertained} the region of Argob, which {is} in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars: {The son...: or, Bengeber}

14. Ahinadab the son of Iddo {had} Mahanaim: {Mahanaim: or, to Mahanaim}

15. Ahimaaz {was} in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

16. Baanah the son of Hushai {was} in Asher and in Aloth:

17. Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:

18. Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:

19. Geber the son of Uri {was} in the country of Gilead, {in} the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and {he was} the only officer which {was} in the land.

20. Judah and Israel {were} many, as the sand which {is} by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

21. And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

22. And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal, {provision: Heb. bread} {measures: Heb. cors}

23. Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

24. For he had dominion over all {the region} on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

25. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. {safely: Heb. confidently}

26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where {the officers} were, every man according to his charge. {dromedaries: or, mules, or, swift beasts}

29. And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that {is} on the sea shore.

30. And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

31. For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.

32. And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

33. And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that {is} in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

34. And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

1. And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. {Hiram: also called, Huram}

2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

3. Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

4. But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, {so that there is} neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

5. And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name. {purpose: Heb. say}

6. Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that {there is} not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians. {appoint: Heb. say}

7. And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed {be} the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.

8. And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: {and} I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir. {considered: Heb. heard}

9. My servants shall bring {them} down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive {them}: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household. {appoint: Heb. send}

10. So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees {according to} all his desire.

11. And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat {for} food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. {measures: Heb. cors}

12. And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

13. And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. {levy: Heb. tribute of men}

14. And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, {and} two months at home: and Adoniram {was} over the levy.

15. And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

16. Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which {were} over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

17. And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, {and} hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

18. And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew {them}, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house. {stonesquares: or, Giblites}

1. And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which {is} the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD. {began...: Heb. built}

2. And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof {was} threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty {cubits}, and the height thereof thirty cubits.

3. And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits {was} the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; {and} ten cubits {was} the breadth thereof before the house.

4. And for the house he made windows of narrow lights. {of...: or, broad within, and narrow without: or, skewed and closed}

5. And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, {against} the walls of the house round about, {both} of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about: {against the wall: or, upon, or, joining to the wall} {built chambers: Heb. built floors} {made chambers: Heb. made ribs}

6. The nethermost chamber {was} five cubits broad, and the middle {was} six cubits broad, and the third {was} seven cubits broad: for without {in the wall} of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that {the beams} should not be fastened in the walls of the house. {narrowed...: Heb. narrowings, or, rebatements}

7. And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe {nor} any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

8. The door for the middle chamber {was} in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle {chamber}, and out of the middle into the third. {side: Heb. shoulder}

9. So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar. {with...: or, the vaultbeams and the panellings with cedar}

10. And {then} he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house {with} timber of cedar.

11. And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

12. {Concerning} this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

13. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

14. So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

15. And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: {and} he covered {them} on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir. {both...: or, from the floor of the house unto the walls, etc}

16. And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built {them} for it within, {even} for the oracle, {even} for the most holy {place}.

17. And the house, that {is}, the temple before it, was forty cubits {long}.

18. And the cedar of the house within {was} carved with knops and open flowers: all {was} cedar; there was no stone seen. {knops: or, gourds} {open: Heb. openings of}

19. And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

20. And the oracle in the forepart {was} twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and {so} covered the altar {which was of} cedar. {pure: Heb. shut up}

21. So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

22. And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that {was} by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23. And within the oracle he made two cherubims {of} olive tree, {each} ten cubits high. {olive: or, oily: Heb. trees of oil}

24. And five cubits {was} the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other {were} ten cubits.

25. And the other cherub {was} ten cubits: both the cherubims {were} of one measure and one size.

26. The height of the one cherub {was} ten cubits, and so {was it} of the other cherub.

27. And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the {one} wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house. {they...: or, the cherubims stretched forth their wings}

28. And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

29. And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without. {open flowers: Heb. openings of flowers}

30. And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.

31. And for the entering of the oracle he made doors {of} olive tree: the lintel {and} side posts {were} a fifth part {of the wall}. {a fifth...: or, fivesquare}

32. The two doors also {were of} olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid {them} with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees. {two...: or, leaves of the doors} {open flowers: Heb. openings of flowers}

33. So also made he for the door of the temple posts {of} olive tree, a fourth part {of the wall}. {a fourth...: or, foursquare}

34. And the two doors {were of} fir tree: the two leaves of the one door {were} folding, and the two leaves of the other door {were} folding.

35. And he carved {thereon} cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered {them} with gold fitted upon the carved work.

36. And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

37. In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

38. And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which {is} the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it. {through out...: or, with all the parts thereof, and with all the ordinances thereof}

1. But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

2. He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof {was} an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.

3. And {it was} covered with cedar above upon the beams, that {lay} on forty five pillars, fifteen {in} a row. {beams: Heb. ribs}

4. And {there were} windows {in} three rows, and light {was} against light {in} three ranks. {light was...: Heb. sight against sight}

5. And all the doors and posts {were} square, with the windows: and light {was} against light {in} three ranks. {doors...: or, spaces and pillars were square in prospect}

6. And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof {was} fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch {was} before them: and the {other} pillars and the thick beam {were} before them. {before them: or, according to them}

7. Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, {even} the porch of judgment: and {it was} covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other. {from...: Heb. from floor to floor}

8. And his house where he dwelt {had} another court within the porch, {which} was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken {to wife}, like unto this porch.

9. All these {were of} costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and {so} on the outside toward the great court.

10. And the foundation {was of} costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

11. And above {were} costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

12. And the great court round about {was} with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

13. And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. {Hiram: also called, Huram}

14. He {was} a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father {was} a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work. {a widow's...: Heb. the son of a widow woman}

15. For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. {cast: Heb. fashioned}

16. And he made two chapiters {of} molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter {was} five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter {was} five cubits:

17. {And} nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which {were} upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

18. And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that {were} upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

19. And the chapiters that {were} upon the top of the pillars {were} of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

20. And the chapiters upon the two pillars {had pomegranates} also above, over against the belly which {was} by the network: and the pomegranates {were} two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

21. And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. {Jachin: that is, He shall establish} {Boaz: that is, In it is strength}

22. And upon the top of the pillars {was} lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

23. And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: {it was} round all about, and his height {was} five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. {from...: Heb. from his brim to his brim}

24. And under the brim of it round about {there were} knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops {were} cast in two rows, when it was cast.

25. 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.

26. And it {was} an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

27. And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits {was} the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

28. And the work of the bases {was} on this {manner}: they had borders, and the borders {were} between the ledges:

29. And on the borders that {were} between the ledges {were} lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges {there was} a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen {were} certain additions made of thin work.

30. And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver {were} undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

31. And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above {was} a cubit: but the mouth thereof {was} round {after} the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it {were} gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.

32. And under the borders {were} four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels {were joined} to the base: and the height of a wheel {was} a cubit and half a cubit. {joined...: Heb. in the base}

33. And the work of the wheels {was} like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, {were} all molten.

34. And {there were} four undersetters to the four corners of one base: {and} the undersetters {were} of the very base itself.

35. And in the top of the base {was there} a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof {were} of the same.

36. For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about. {proportion: Heb. nakedness}

37. After this {manner} he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, {and} one size.

38. Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: {and} every laver was four cubits: {and} upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

39. And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south. {side: Heb. shoulder}

40. And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD: {And Hiram: Heb. And Hirom}

41. The two pillars, and the {two} bowls of the chapiters that {were} on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which {were} upon the top of the pillars;

42. And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, {even} two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that {were} upon the pillars; {upon...: Heb. upon the face of the pillars}

43. And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;

44. And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

45. And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, {were of} bright brass. {bright: Heb. made bright or, scoured}

46. In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan. {in...: Heb. in the thickness of the ground}

47. And Solomon left all the vessels {unweighed}, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out. {because...: Heb. for the exceeding multitude} {found: Heb. searched}

48. And Solomon made all the vessels that {pertained} unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread {was},

49. And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right {side}, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs {of} gold,

50. And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers {of} pure gold; and the hinges {of} gold, {both} for the doors of the inner house, the most holy {place, and} for the doors of the house, {to wit}, of the temple. {censers: Heb. ash pans}

51. So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; {even} the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD. {things...: Heb. holy things of David}

1. 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 king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which {is} Zion. {chief: Heb. princes}

2. And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which {is} the seventh month.

3. And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

4. And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that {were} in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

5. And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, {were} with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

6. And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy {place, even} under the wings of the cherubims.

7. For the cherubims spread forth {their} two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

8. And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy {place} before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. {ends: Heb. heads} {holy...: or, ark}

9. {There was} nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made {a covenant} with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. {when the: or, where the}

10. And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy {place}, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

11. So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

12. Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

13. I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

14. And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)

15. And he said, Blessed {be} the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled {it}, saying,

16. Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.

17. And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

18. And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

19. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.

20. And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

21. And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein {is} the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

22. And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:

23. And he said, LORD God of Israel, {there is} no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

24. Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled {it} with thine hand, as {it is} this day.

25. Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me. {fail...: Heb. be cut off unto thee a man from my sight} {so that: Heb. only if}

26. And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

27. But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

28. Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

29. That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, {even} toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place. {toward this place: or, in this place}

30. And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive. {toward this place: or, in this place}

31. If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house: {and an oath...: Heb. and he require an oath of him}

32. Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

33. When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house: {in: or, toward}

34. Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

35. When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:

36. Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

37. If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, {or} if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness {there be}; {cities: or, jurisdiction}

38. What prayer and supplication soever be {made} by any man, {or} by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:

39. Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, {even} thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)

40. That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

41. Moreover concerning a stranger, that {is} not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

42. (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

43. Hear thou in heaven 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, to fear thee, as {do} thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name. {this...: Heb. thy name is called upon this house}

44. If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and {toward} the house that I have built for thy name: {toward the city: Heb. the way of the city}

45. Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. {cause: or, right}

46. If they sin against thee, (for {there is} no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

47. {Yet} if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; {bethink...: Heb. bring back to their heart}

48. And {so} return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

49. Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, {cause: or, right}

50. And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:

51. For they {be} thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:

52. That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

53. For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, {to be} thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

54. And it was {so}, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.

55. And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

56. Blessed {be} the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. {failed: Heb. fallen}

57. The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:

58. That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

59. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: {at all...: Heb. the thing of a day in his day}

60. That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD {is} God, {and that there is} none else.

61. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

62. And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

63. And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

64. The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that {was} before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that {was} before the LORD {was} too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.

65. And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, {even} fourteen days.

66. On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people. {blessed: or, thanked}

1. And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

2. That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

3. And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

4. And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, {and} wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

5. Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6. {But} if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments {and} my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

7. Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

8. And at this house, {which} is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

9. And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

10. And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

11. ({Now} Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12. And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not. {pleased...: Heb. were not right in his eyes}

13. And he said, What cities {are} these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. {Cabul: that is, displeasing, or, dirty}

14. And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

15. And this {is} the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16. {For} Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it {for} a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17. And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

18. And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

19. And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. {that which...: Heb. the desire of Solomon which he desired}

20. {And} all the people {that were} left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which {were} not of the children of Israel,

21. Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

22. But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they {were} men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

23. These {were} the chief of the officers that {were} over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

24. But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which {Solomon} had built for her: then did he build Millo.

25. And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that {was} before the LORD. So he finished the house. {upon the altar that: Heb. upon it, etc}

26. And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which {is} beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. {shore: Heb. lip}

27. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

28. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought {it} to king Solomon.

1. And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.

2. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

3. And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not {any} thing hid from the king, which he told her not. {questions: Heb. words}

4. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

5. And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. {attendance: Heb. standing} {cupbearers: or, butlers}

6. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. {report: Heb. word} {acts: or, sayings}

7. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen {it}: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. {thy...: Heb. thou hast added wisdom and goodness to}

8. Happy {are} thy men, happy {are} these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, {and} that hear thy wisdom.

9. Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

10. And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

11. And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones. {almug...: also called, algum trees}

12. And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day. {pillars: or, rails: Heb. a prop}

13. And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside {that} which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants. {of his...: Heb. according to the hand of king Solomon}

14. Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

15. Beside {that he had} of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country. {governors: or, captains}

16. And king Solomon made two hundred targets {of} beaten gold: six hundred {shekels} of gold went to one target.

17. And {he made} three hundred shields {of} beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18. Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.

19. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne {was} round behind: and {there were} stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. {behind: Heb. on the hinder part thereof} {stays: Heb. hands}

20. 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. {the like: Heb. so}

21. And all king Solomon's drinking vessels {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 nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon. {none...: or, there was no silver in them}

22. For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. {ivory: or, elephants' teeth}

23. So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

24. And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. {sought to: Heb. sought the face of}

25. And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26. And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.

27. And the king made silver {to be} in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he {to be} as the sycomore trees that {are} in the vale, for abundance. {made: Heb. gave}

28. And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. {And Solomon...: Heb. And the going forth of the horses which was Solomon's}

29. And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred {shekels} of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring {them} out by their means. {by their...: Heb. by their hand}

1. But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, {and} Hittites; {together...: or, beside}

2. Of the nations {concerning} which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: {for} surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

4. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, {that} his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as {was} the heart of David his father.

5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. {Milcom: also called, Molech}

6. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as {did} David his father. {went...: Heb. fulfilled not after}

7. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that {is} before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,

10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.

11. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. {is done...: Heb. is with thee}

12. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: {but} I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

13. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; {but} will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

14. And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he {was} of the king's seed in Edom.

15. For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;

16. (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom:)

17. That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad {being} yet a little child.

18. And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19. And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20. And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.

21. And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country. {Let...: Heb. Send me away}

22. Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise. {Nothing: Heb. Not}

23. And God stirred him up {another} adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

24. And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them {of Zobah}: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

25. And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad {did}: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

26. And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name {was} Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up {his} hand against the king.

27. And this {was} the cause that he lifted up {his} hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, {and} repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. {repaired: Heb. closed}

28. And the man Jeroboam {was} a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. {was industrious: Heb. did work} {charge: Heb. burden}

29. And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two {were} alone in the field:

30. And Ahijah caught the new garment that {was} on him, and rent it {in} twelve pieces:

31. And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

32. (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)

33. Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do {that which is} right in mine eyes, and {to keep} my statutes and my judgments, as {did} David his father.

34. Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:

35. But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, {even} ten tribes.

36. And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. {light: Heb. lamp, or, candle}

37. And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

38. And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do {that is} right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

39. And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

40. Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41. And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, {are} they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon? {acts: or, words, or, things}

42. And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel {was} forty years. {time: Heb. days}

43. And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead. {Rehoboam: Gr. Roboam}

Significados: Israel, Abda, Hur, Jezreel, Jair, Boaz, Edom.

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