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GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE POETIC BOOKS 882
Bath-sheba's Unwise Petition 776
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Asa Restores God's Worship 818
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS-VOLUME V.
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The Angel's Command
Job and His Friends .
Jezebel Tempts Ahab
Elijah Rebukes Ahab and
The Bears Avenge Elisha
Elisha Revives the Shunam-
Death at a Venture
The Retribution Upon Ahab
King Ahaziah's Doom
God's Hosts Guard Elisha
Jehoshaphat's Strange Victory 868
Elisha Employs Elijah's
The Lepers Discover Syria's
Jehu Summoned to
Jehu Slays Jehoram.
God's Word Against Jezebel The Child Joash Crowned 839 Athaliah's Evil End.
840 Zechariah Stoned.
841 The Arrow of Deliverance
844 The Israelites Capture Jeru-
848 Uzziah Smitten in God's
878 The Little Maid in Exile 880 Elisha Refuses Naaman's
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The Shadow on the Dial
The Finding of the Law.
Oded Pleads for the Captives 914
Nebuchadnezzar's Captives. 938
874 The Burning of Jerusalem. 940
876 The Sacred Vessels Restored 942
The Cupbearer of the King. 952 Nehemiah Surveys the Ruins 954 885 The Rebuilding of the Walls 956 886 The Covenant Renewed. 888 Tailpiece.
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THE SECOND BOOK OF THE
1 God having given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from Heaven, and glory in the temple, the people wor ship him. 4 Solomon's solemn sacrifice. 8 Solomon having kept the feast of tabernacles, and the feast of the dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people. 12 God appearing to Solomon giveth him promises upon condition.
JOW 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.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.
3 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.
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.
SECOND CHRONICLES 'VII-GOD'S PROMISE
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 entering 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 shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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 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.
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 kindom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my com mandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
20 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.
21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to