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60 ThGod, and that there is Statutes, ar LORD is your Hero walk in hy.

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:

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 your 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 Sacri. fice 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.

II. CH RON. CHA P. VII. i God giving Testimony to Solomon's Prayer, the People wors

Ship him. 4 Solomon's Sacrifice. 12 Blesings promised. Ver. INTOW 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.

2o And the Priests could • Rev. xv. 8 And the Temple was not enter into the House of FILLED with SMOKE from the GLORY

of God, and from his Power; and the LORD, because the Glo

no Man was able to enter into the RY of the LORD had FILLED Temple. the Lord's House.

1 Tim. vi. Is Who is the blessed and only POTENTATE, the King of

Kings, and Lord of Lords; 16 Who only hath Immortality, dwelling in the Light which no Man can approach unto, whom no Man hath seen, nor can see.

2 And when all the Chil- PPsal. cxxxvi. : O give THANKS UNdren of Israel saw how the to Cal Gow how the to the LORD, for he is GOOD, for his

MERCY EN DURETH for EVER. Fire came down, and the 4 To him who alone doth great GLORY of the LORD upon Wonders : for his Mercy endureth for the House, they BOWED

s To him that by Wisdom made themselves with their faces the Heavens: for his Mercy endureth to the Ground upon the for ever.

6 To him that stretched out the Pavement, and WORSHIP- Earth above the Waters : for his PED, and PRAISED the LORD, Mercy endurech for cyer.

saying,

ever.

faying, For he is good, for his MERCY ENDURETH for EVER.

4. Then the King and all the People offered Sacrifices before the Lord.

5. 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 Also at the same Time Solomon kept the Feast seven Days, and all Israel with him, a very great Congregation, from the entring in of Hamath, unto the River of Egypt.

9 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.

10 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 fhewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

u 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 readily effected.

12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by Night, and said unto him, I have HEARD thy PRAYER, and have chofen this place to myself for an House of Sacrifice.

13 If I Mut 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 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,

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Heaven, and will FORGIVE their Sin, and will heal their Land.

15 Now mine Eyes shall be open, and mine Ears attent unto the Prayer that is made in this place.

16 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.

17 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 :

18 Then will I stablish the Throne of thy Kingdom, ac, cording as I have covenanted with David thy Father, saying, There shall not FAIL thee a Man to be Ruler in Ilrael.

19 9 But if ye turn away ? Deut. xxviii. 15 But it shall come and FORSAKE my STATUTES to the Voice of the LORD thy God.

to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unand my COMMANDMENTS to observe to do all his COMMANDwhich I have set before you, MENTS and his Statutes which I comand shall go and serve other Curses' shall come upon thee, and

mand you this Day, that all these Gods, and worship them: overtake thee. 20 Then will I pluck them ...36,?

36 The LORD shall bring thee and

thy King which thou shalt set over up by the Roots out of my thee, unto a Nation which neither Land which I have given them; thou, nor thy Fathers have known ; and this House which I have and there shalt thou serve other Gods,

Wood and Stone. fanctified for my Name, will

37 And thou shalt become an AI cast out of my fight, and stonishment, a PROVERB, and a Brwill make it to be a PROVERB,

WORD, among all Națions whither the

LORD shall lead thee. and a By-WORD among all Nations.

21 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?

22 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.

C H A P. CH A P. VIII. Solomon's Buildings. 7 The Gentiles which were left, Solomon made Tributaries; but the Israelites, Rulers. 11 Pharaoh's Daughter removeth to her House. 12 Solomon's yearly folemn Sacrifices : 14 He appointeth the Priests and Levites to their places. 17 The Navy fetcheth Gold from Ophir,

Ver. 12 THEN Solomon offered Burnt-offerings unto the

I LORD on the Altar of the LORD, which he had built before the Porch :

13 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 Feafts, 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 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.

15 And they departed not from the Commandment of the King unto the Priests and Levites, concerning any Matter, or concerning the Treasures.

16 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.

17 Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, at the Sea-side in the Land of Edom.

18 And Huram sent him by the Hands of bis 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.

I. KINGS. CHA P. X. i The Queen of Sheba admireth the Wisdom of Solomon :

14 His Riches.

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Ver. 1 AND when the Queen of Sheba heard of the Fame

A 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.

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 Cup-bearers, and his Ascent by which he went up unto the House of the LORD: there was no more Spirit in her.

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 Wifdom. . 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.

8 Happy are thy Men, happy are these thy Servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy Wisdom.

9 Blesed 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.

1 And the Navy also of Hiram that brought Gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of Almug-trees, and precious Stones. -12 And the King made of the Almug-trees, Pillars for the House of the LORD, and for the King's House, Harps allo and Pfalteries for Singers : there came no such Almugtrees, nor were seen unto this Day.....

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