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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.

2 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, Gliteringstones, and of divers Colours, and all manner of precious Stones, and Marble-stones in abundance.

3 Moreover, because I have set my AFFECTION to the House of my God, I have of mine own proper Goode 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,

4 Even three thousand Talents of Gold, of the Gold of Ophir, and severt thousand Talents of refined Silver, to overlay the Walls of the Houses withal.

5 And who then is willing to consecrate his Service this Day unto the Lord?

Ő Then the chief of the Fathers and Princes of the Tribes of Israel, and the Captains of Thousands, and of Hundreds, with the Rulers over the King's Work, offered willingly,

7 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 thoufand Talents; and one hundred thousand Talents of Iron.

8 And they with whom precious Stones were found, gave them to the Treasure of the House of the LORD, by the Hand of Jebiel the Gershonite.

9 Then the People rejoyced, for that they offered willingly, because with PERFECT HEART they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the King also rejoyced with great Joy.

10 Wherefore David blefled the LORD before all the CONGREGATION : and David faid, BLESSED be thou LORD God of Israel our Father, for ever and EVER.

u k Thine, O LORD, ISK Rev. iv. II Thou art WORTHY, O the GREATNESS, and the Lord, to receive Glory, and HoPower, and the GLORY, NOUR, and Power ; for thou haft CRE

ATED all Things, and for thy Pleaand the VICTORY, and the sure they are and were CREATED. MAJESTY : for all that is in. Rev. v. 13 And every Creature the HEAVEN and in the which is in HSĄVEX, and on the

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EARTH is thine; thine is the EARTH, and under the Earth, and

nood thou such as are in the Sea, and all ihat Kingdom, O Lord, and thou uc

are in them, heard I, saying, Blesart EXALTED as HEAD A SING, and HONOUR, and GLORY, and BOVE all.

Power, be unto him that fitreth up

on the THRONE, and unto the LAMB 12 Both Riches and

for ever and EVER. HONOUR come of thee, and Marih. vi. 13 For thine is the Kingthou REIGNEST over all, DOM, and the Power, and the Glo

RY, for EVER. Amen. and in thine Hand is Pow

I Tim. i. 17 Now unto the KING er and Might, and in thine ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, the Hand it is to make GREAT, Hond is ie to make CEAT only wise God, be HONOUR and Glo

RY for EVER and EVER. Amen. and to give Strength unto col. i. Is Who is the Image of the all.

INVISIBLE God, the First-born of 13 Now therefore, our

every Creature :

16 For by him were all Things God, we thank thee, and CREATED that are in HEAVEN, and PRAISE thy GLORIOUS that are in EARTH VISIBLE and InNAME.

VISIBLE, whether they be THRONES,

or DOMINIONS, or PRINCIPALITIES, or 14 But who am I, and POWERS : all Things were created by what is my People, that we him, and for him. should be able to offer so

17 And he is before all Things,

and by him all Things CONSIST. willingly after this sort ? for Dan. iv. 34 And at the End of the all Things COME of thee, and Days, I Nebuchadnezzar lift up miné of thine own have we given

Eyes unto Heaven, and mine Under

itanding returned to me, and I BLESthee.

SED the MOST HIGH, and I PRAISED

and HONOURED him that liveth for ever, whose Dominion is an EVERLASTING DOMINION, and his KINGDOM is from Generation to Generation

35 And all the inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his Will in the ARMY of HEAVEN, and among the InHABITANTS of ihe EARTH : and none can stay his Hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Dan, vi. 25 King Darius wrote unto all People, Nations, and Languages that dwell in all the Earth, Peace be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a Decree, that in every Dominion in my Kingdom, Men TREMBLE and Fear before the God of Daniel : for he is the LIV ING GOD, and STEDFAST for Ever, and his KINGDOM that which shall not be DESTROYED, and his DOMINION (hall be even unto the END.

27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and Wonders in Heaven and in Earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the Power of the Lions,

15 ! For we are STRAN- Psal. xxxix. IT When thou with GERS before thee, and So. Rebukes doft cor edt Man for Ini

quity, thou makest his Beauty to JOURNERS, as WERE all our con

conlume away like a Moth : surely FATHERS :: OUR DAYS on every Man is VANITY. the EARTH are as a SHA

12 For I am a STRANGER with thee,

and a SOJOURNER, as all my Fathers DOW, and there is none A- were. BIDING.

Heb. xi. 13 There all died in Faith, 16 O Lord our Gop, all not having received the Promises, but

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this Store that we have pre- having seen them afar off, and were pared to build thee an House per

uro persuaded of them, and embraced

ihem, and confessed they were STRANfor thine holy Name, com- Gers and Pilgrims on the Earth. ETH of thine Hand, and is 1 Per. ii. 11 Dearly Beloved, I be

seech you as STRANGERS and PILGRIMS, all THINE Own.

AUSTAIN from FLESHLY Lusts, which 17 I know also, my God, war against the Soul. that thou TRIEST the HEART, Psal. cii. 14 My Days are like a

SHADOW that declineth : and I am and hast Pleasure in UPRIGHT- Wicine ness. As for ine, in the UP- Pial.cxliv. 4 Man is like to VaniRIGHTNESS of mine Heart I ty: his Days are as a Shadow that have willingly offered all these declineth. have willingly offered all thele Job iv. 16 I heard a Voice, saying, Things : and now have I'17 Shall MORTAL MAN be more feen with Toy, thy People just than God? shall a Man be more

pure than his Maker? which are present here, to 18 Behold, he put no Trust in his offer willingly unto thee. Servants: and his Angels he charged

with FOLLY. 18 O LORD God of Abra

19 How much less in them that ham, Isaac, and of Israel our dwell in Houses of Clay, whose Fathers, keep this for ever in Foundation is in the Dust, which are

the crushed before the Moth. the IMAGINATION of the cr

20 They are destroyed from MornTHOUGHTS of the Heart of ing to Evening, they perilh for ever thy People, and PREPARE without any regarding it.

Fob viii. 9 (For we are but of Yetheir HEARTS unto thee.

fterday, and know nothing, because 19 And give unto Solomon our Days on the Earth are a Shadow ) my Son a PERFECT HEART Job xiv. 1 Man that is born of a

Woman, is of few Days, and full of TO KEEP thy Commandments, Trouble thy Testimonies, and thy Sta- 2 He cometh forth like a Flower, tutes, and to do all these and is cut down: he Aceth also as a

Shadow, and continuech not. Things, and to build the Pa- 3 And doft thou OPEN thine Eyes lace for the which I have made upon such an one, and bringest mc Provision.

into Judgment with thee. 20 And David said to all the Congregation, Now BLESS the LORD your God. And all the Congregation blefled the Lord God of their Fathers, and BOWED DOWN their Heads, and WORSHIPPED the Lord and the King.

21. 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,

22 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 Governour, and Zadok to be Priest.

23 Then 23 Then Solomon sat on the Throne of the LORD as King, instead of David his Father, and prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.

24 And all the Princes of the mighty Men, and all the Sons likewise of King David submitted themselves unto Solomon the King.

25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the fight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such Royal Majesty as had not been on any King before him in Israel.

I. KINGS. CHA P. I. i Abisbag cherisheth David in his extream. Age. 5 Adonijah

David's Darling usurpeth the Kingdom. 11 By the Counsel of Nathan, 15 Bath-/heba moveth the King, 22 and Nathan secondeth her. 28 David reneweth his Oath to Bath-sheba. 32 Solomon, by David's Appointment, being anointed King by Zadok and Nathan, the People triumph. 41 Jonathan bringing this News, Adonijah's Guests flee. 50 Adonijah fleeing to the Horns of the Altar, upon his good Behaviour is dismisfed by Solomon.

CH A P. II.

i David having given a Charge to Solomon, 3 of Religiousness,

5 of Joab, 7 of Barzillai, 8 of Shimei, 10 dieth. iz Šolomon succeedeth. 13 Adonijah moving Bath-sheba to sue unto Solomon for Abimag, is put to Death. 26 Abiathar having his Life given him, is deprived of the Priesthood. 28 Joab fleeing to the Horns of the Altar, is there slain. 35 Benaiah is put in Joab's room, and Zadok in Abiathar's. 36 Shimei confined to Jerufalem, by Occasion of going thence to Gath is put to Death.

Ver. I N OW the Days of David drew nigh, that

TV he should die; and he charged Solomon his Son, saying,

2 I go the WAY of all the EARTH: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a Man.

3 And Keep the CHARGE of the LORD thy God, to WALK in his Ways, to KEEP his STATUTES, and his Commandments, and his Judgments, and his Testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that thou mayest

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PROsper in all that thou doelt, and whitherfoever thou turnert thyself:

4 That the LORD may continue his WORD, which he spake concerning me, faying, If thy CHILDREN take heed to their Way, to walk before me in Truth, with all their HEART, and with all their Soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) A Man on the THRONE of Israel.

10 So David slept with his Fathers, and was buried in the City of David.

11 And the Days that David reigned over Israel, were FORTY YEARS : seven Years reigned he in Hebron, and THIRTY and THREE Years reigned he in Jerusalem.

12 Then fat Solomon upon the Throne of David his Father, and his Kingdom was established greatly.

CH A P. III.

| Solomon marrieth Pharaoh's Daughter. 2 High Places be

ing in Ule, Solomon facrificeth at Gibeon. 9 Solomon, in the Choice which God gave him, preferring Wisdom, 12 obtains eth Wisdom, Riches, and Honour : 16 His Judgment between the tivo Harlots, maketh him renowned.

Ver. 3 AND Solomon LOVED the LORD, walking in the

A 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.

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 UPRIGUITNESS of Heart with thee, and thou haft kept for him this great Kindness, that thou hast given him a Son to fit on his Throne, as it is this Day.

ý And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy Sersant 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 numbred nor counted for multitude.

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