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Heb. to grave gravings.
send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even A. C. 1014.
so deal with me.
4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my * Heb. incense God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him * sweet of spices.
incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt
5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our
God above all gods. el Kings viii. 6 But who + is able to build him an house, seeing the
'Heb. hath heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am retained, or,
I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn strength.
sacrifice before him?
7 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.
cut timber in Lebanon ; and, behold, my servants shall be
9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house
10 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.
11 | 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.
12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of
Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to Da* Heb. know. vid the king a wise son, * endued with prudence and underinsprudence standing, that might build an house for the LORD, and an standing. house for his kingdom.
13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
14 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.
15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and
# Heb. tribute of men.
the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto A.C. 1014.
cording to thy
1 KINGS v. 13. TO THE END,
14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month
+ ch. it. 6.
16 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over
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 stone-squarers : so they prepared timber and OnG'ites : stones to build the house.
2 CHRONICLES 11. 17, 18.
18 And he set sthreesore and ten thousand of them to be & v. 2.
Death of Shimei.
, thy servants be in Gath.
A.C. 1011. 41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from
Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.
42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.
43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with ?
44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father : therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;
45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever.
46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada ;
which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the h2 Chron. i. 1. " kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
1 KINGS III. VER. 1, 2.
Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into
2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there
2 CHRONICLES 111. VER. 1'.
unto David his father, in the place that David had pre-
1 KINGS vi. ver. 1.
1011 to 1005.
o 1 Chron.
year after the children of Israel were come out of the land A.C. 101
to 1005. of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that * he Heb. built. began to build the house of the LORD.
2 CHRONICLES 11. ver.2-10.
39 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was + in- 1 Kings vi.
4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, the ę i Kings vi. 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.
5 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.
6 And he † garnished the house with precious stones for Heb.co. beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
7 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.
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.
9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
1 KINGS VI. VER. 4-9. 4 And for the house he made & windows of narrow lights. Or, vindows 5 And || against the wall of the house he built * cham- and narrow bers round about, against the walls of the house round skewed and about
, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made for supon, or 4 chambers round about:
7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of
* Heb. floors.
A.C. 1011 * side of the house : and they went up with winding stairs
into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the Heb. shoul- third.
1 KINGS VI. VER. 15–29. 15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards Or, from the of cedar, + both the floor of the house, and the walls of the house into the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and walis, &c. and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.
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 Or, gourds : #knops and ß open flowers : all was cedar; there was no ings of flowers. stone secn.
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 # Heb. shut the height thereof: and he overlaid it with || pure gold;
and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
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.
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 utternost 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 : r Exod. xxv. and 'I they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so
Or, the che- that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing stretched forth
of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their their wings wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.
Or, oila t Ilcb, trees of Dil.