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Solomon anointed. in with you the servants of your lord, and50 | And Adonijab feared because ofsocaure Solomon ny son to ride upon mine lomon, and arose, and went, and caught own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. hold on the hors of the altar

34 And let Zadok the priett, and Nathan 51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Be. the prophet' anoinx him there king over hold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon : Ifrael : and blow ye with the trumpet, and for lo, be hath caught hold on the horns of say, God fave king Solomon..

! the altar, saying, Let king Solomon Iwear 3 Then ye thall come up after him, that unto me to day, that he will not lay bis he may come and fit upon my Throne; for fervant with the sword. he thall be king in my stead : and I have 52 And Solomon faid, if he will shew appcioted him to be ruler over lirael, and himself a worthy man, there shall not an over Judab.

hair of him fall to the earth : but if wick35 And Benaiah the fon of Jehoiada an- edness thall be found in him, he shall die. wered the king, and said, Anen: the LORD 53 So king Solomon sent,&they brought God of my lord the king ray so too. hiin down from the altar, & became and

37 As the LORD hath been with my lord bowed himself to king Solomon : and Sothe king, even fo be he with Solomon, and lomon said unto him, Go to thine bouse. make his throne greater than the throne

CHAP. II. of my lord king David.

1 Dovid baving given a cbarge to Solomon, 28 So Zadok the prielt, and Nathan the

1o dietb. 12 Solomon succedetb. 25 Aprophet, and Bensiab the son of Jehoiada, donijab is put to death. 28 joab isilain and the Cherethites, and the Pelithites, 36 Sbemies diadb. went down, and caused Solomon to ride NJOw the days of David drew nigh, that upon king Davids mule, and brought him t he should dic; and he charged Soloto Gihon.

mon his fon, faying, 20 And Zadok the priest took an born 2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou of'oyl out of the tabernacle, and a pointed strong therefore, and thew thy felf a man. Solomon : and they blew the trumpet, and 3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy all the peoplesaid, God lavekingSolo non, God, to walk in his ways, to keep his sta.

And all the people came up after him, tútes & his command nients, and his judg. and the people piped with pipes, and re- meots, & his teltimonies, as it is watten joyced with great joy, lo that the earth in the law of Moses, that thou mayest pror. rent with the found of them.

per in all that thou doelt, and whitherio. And Adonijah and allthe gueststhat ever thou turnest thy self: were with him, heard it, as they had made 4 That the LORD may continue his word in end of sating: and when Joab heard the which he spake concerning me, saying, If found of the trumpet, he said, wherefore thy children take heed to their way, to is this noise of the city being in anuproar ? walk before me in truth, w all their heart,

12 And while he yet spake, behold, Jo- and with all their foul, there thall not fail oathan the son of Abiathar the priest thee ( said he)a man onthe throne of Israel. came, and Adonijab said unto him, Come 5 Moreover, thou knowest allowhat Joab in, for thou art a valiant man, and bring. the fonot Zeruiah did to me, and what be eft good tidings. .

did to the two captains of the host of it 43° And Jonathan answered and said to rael, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Adonijab, Verily or lord king David Amasa the son of Jether, whom he flew, & hath made Solomon king.

shed the blood of war in peace, and put the 44 And the king hath seat with him Z2- blood of war upon his girdle that was adok the priest and Nathan the prophet, & bout his loins, and in his shoes that were Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Che- og his feet, rethite, and the Pelethites, and they have 5 Do therefore according to thy wil. canied him to ride upon the kings mule. dom, and let not his hoar head go down to

45 And Ladok the prielt,2nd Nathanthe the grave in peace. prophet have anointed him king inGihon: 7 But thew kindness unto the sons of and they are come up from thence rejoic- Barzillai the Gileadite, 2nd let them be ing, so that the city rang again: this is of those that eat at thy table: for so they the noise that ye have heard.

canie to me when I fed because of Abra46 And allo Solomon litteth on the lom thy brother. throne of the kingdoar..

8 And behold, tbou bart with thee shi. 49 And moreover, the kings servants mei the son of Gera a Benjamite ofBahucame to bless our lord king David, lay. rim, w curled me with a grievous curse, in ing, God make the name of Solomon bet- the day when I went to Mananaim : but he ter than thy name, and make his throne came down to meet me at Jordan, and I greater than thy throne : and the king sware to bim by the LORD, saying, I will bowed himself upon the bed.

not put thee to death with the sword. 48 And also thus said the king, Blessed 9 Now therefore hold him not guiltiers : b. the LORD God of Ifract, which hath for thou art a wise man, and knoweltwhat given one to fit on my throne this day, thou oughielt to do unto hiin; but his Eine eyes cren seeing it.

hoar head bring thou down to the grave 49 And all the guets that were with A- with blood. donijah, were afraid, and xcfe op, add 10 So David Dept with his fathers, and went every man his way.

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Adonijab is put to death. Chap. ii.

Joab is slain. 11 And the days that David reigned over 28 9 Then tidings came to Joab ( for Israel, were fourty years : seven years Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three turned not after Abfalom) and Joab fed years rcigned he in Jerusalem.

unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and 12 | Then (at Solomon upon the throne caught hold on the horns of the altar. of David his father, and his kingdom was 29 And it was told king Solomon that citablished greatly.

Joab was fied onto the tabernacle of the 13 | And Adonijah the son of Haggith LORD, and behold, be is by the altar: then came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solo. Solomon rent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, mon, and the said, Comeft thou peaceab- f'aying, Go fall upon him. ly? And he said, Peaceably.

30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle 14 He laid moreover, I have fomewhat of the LORD, and said untohim, Thus faith to say unto thee. And she said, Say on the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay,

is And he laid, Thou knowest that the but I will die here. And Benaiah brought kingdom was mine, and tbat all Ifrael let the king word again, laying, Thus laid their faces on me, that I should reigd : Joab, and thus he answered me. howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and 31 And the king said unto hira, Do as he is become my brothers : for it was his from bath said, and Fall upon bin, ard tu y the LORD.

him ; that thou mayelt take away the in16 And now I ask one petition of thee, nocent blood which Joab shed, from me, deny me not. And she said unto bim, Say and from the house of my father. on.

32 And the LORD Mall return his blood 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee,anto upon his own head, who fell upon two men Solomon the king ( for he will not say thee more righteous and better than he, and nay ) that he give me Abishag the strate new them with the sword, my father D2Dammite to wife,

vid not knowing tb'reof, to wit, Abner the ® And Baia-sheba said, Weil, I will ton of Ner, captain of the holt of Israel, speak for thee unto the king.

and Anala, the son of Jetber, captain of 19 1 Bath-sheba therefore went unto the ho si of Judah. king Solomon, to speak unto him for A 33 Their blood Mall therefore return donijah : and the king role up to meet upon the head of Joab, and upon the head her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat of his seed for ever : but upon David, and down on his throne, and caused a seat to upon his feed, and upon his house, and upbe set for the kings mother; and the lat on his throne, ihall there be peace forever, on his right hand.

from the LORD. 20 Then she said, I desire one small pe- .34 So Benaiah the fon of Jehoiada went tition of thee, I pray tbes, say me pot nay. up, and fell upon him, and flew him, and And the king taid unto her, Ask on, my he was buried jo his own houle in the mother, for I will not say thec nay. :wildests.

21 And the said, Lot Abilhag the Shu- 35 9 And the king put Benaiah the fon namite be given to Adonijah thy brother of Jchoiada, in his room over the bott, and 10 wite.

Zadok the priest did the king put in the 2l And king Solomon answered and said romin of Abiathar. unto his mother, And why doeft thog ask 36 || And the king scot, and called for Abithag the Shunamite for Adonijah? ask Shimci, and said unto him, Build thee an for him the kingdom allo (for he is miné house in Jerusalem, and deell there, and clder brother even for him,& for Abiathar go not forth thence any whither, the priest, and for Joab the son of Zerpiah. 37 For it fhall be, tbat on the day thoa

21 Then king Solomon Tware by the goeft out, and paffelt over the brook KiLORD, saying, God do fo to me, and more dren, thou shalt know for certain that allo, if Adoniah have not spoken this thou shalt surely die : thy blood wall be word against his own life.

upon thine own head. 24 Now therefore, as the lord liveth, 38 And Shemei said unto the king, The which hath established me, and fet me on saying is good : as my lord the king hath the throne of David my father, and wbo said, ro will thy servant do. And Shimei bath made me an houre, as he promised, dwelt in Jerusalem many days. Adonijab shall be put to death this day. 30 And it came to pas at the endofthree

25 And king Solomon lene by the handof years, that two of the servants of Shimci Benaiah the ipn of Jeboiada,' and he fell run away unto Achish son of Maachah u pon him that he died.

king of Gath : and they told Shimei, say26 1 And unto Abiathar the priest said ing, Behold, thy I ervants be in Gath. .. the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine 40 And Shimei arose and fadled his ass, own fields, for thou art worthy of death': and went to Gath to Achish to seek bis but I will not at this time put thee to servants : and Shimei went and brought death, because thou barelt the ark of the his ic. yants from Gath. LORD God before David my father, and 41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei because thou haft been affifted in all had goce from Jerusalem to Gath, and wherein my father was affli&ted.

was come again. 27 So Solomon thrust oot Abiathar from 2 And the king sent and called for Shibeing prielt unto the LORD; that he might mei, and said unto him, Did I not make tultilthe word of the LORD, which he ipaketisce to swear by the LORD, and protested concerning the house of Elf in Shiion.


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12 Behold, I have done according to thy 43 Why then halt thou not kept the oath words; lo, I have given thee a wise and an of the LORD, and the commandment that underlianding beart, so that there was I have charged thee with ?

none like thee before thee, neither alter 44 Tbe kiög said moreover to Shimei, thee shall any arise like unto thee. Thou knowelt all the wickedness which 13 And I have also given thee that which thine heart is privy to, that thou didit to thou hast not asked, both riches, and noDavid my father : therefore the LORD nour: lo that there shall not be any among thall return thy wickednels upon thine the kings like unto thee, all thy days, own head;

14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways to 45 And king Solomon ball be blessed, keep my statutes and my commandments, and the throne of David Thall be establish- as thy father David did walk, then I will cd before the LORD tor ever. . leogthen thy days.

46 So the king commanded Benaiah the 15 And Solomon awoke, and behold, it son of Jehoiada, which went out and fell W4! a dream : and he came to Jerusalem, upon him, that he died : and the kingdom and stood before the ark of the covenant was established in the hand of Solomon, of the LORD, and offered up burnt-offer

Ings, and offered peace-offerings, and I Sclomon marrietb Pbar aobi daugbter, 5 made a teast to all his servants. Aucboise. 16 Hy judgment bet wien tbe 151 Then came there two women tbat

Were harlots, unto the king, and Itood beA Nd Solomon made affinity with Pha- fore him, Graoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaohs 17 And the one woman said, O my lord, daughter, and brought her into the city of I and this woman dwell in one house, and David, uouil be had made an end ofbuild. I was delivered of a child, with her in the ing his own house,& the house of $ LORD, house. and the wall or Jerufalem round about. 18 And it came to pass the third day af

2 Only the people sacrificed in high ter that I was delivered, that this woman places, because there was no house built was delivered also. : and we were together, unto the name of the LORD, until those there was no tranger with us in the houle; days,

lave we two in the house. 3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walk- 19 And this womans child died in the ing in the statutes of David his father : night : because the overlaid it. only he lacrificed and burnt incense in 20 And she arole at midnght, and took þigh places.

my son from herdeine, walio thine bandAnd the king went to Gibeon to sacri- mala lept, and laid it' in her bolom, and fice there ; for that was the great high laid her dead child in my bosom. place : a thousand burnt-offerings did so 21 And when I arose in the morning to lomon offer upon that altar.

give my child fuck, behold, it was dead : 50 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to but when I had confidered it in the morSolomon in a dream by night : and God ning, bebold, it was not my ton, which I taid, Ask what I shall give thee.

did bear. 6 And Solomon said, Thou haft lewed 22 And the other woman said Nay; but unto thy ferv 200 David my father great the living is my son, and the dead is thy mercy, according as he walked before son : and this haid, No, but the dead is thee in truth, and is righteousneis, and in thy son, and the living is my foo, Thus uprighness of heart with thee, and thou they (pake before the king. hat kept for him this great kindnels, that23 Then said the king, The one faith, thou hait given him a son to fit on his This is my son that liveth,& thy ion is the throne, as it is this day.

dead : and the other iaith, Nay ; but thy 7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast lon is the dead, and my son is the living made thy servant king in stead of David 24 And the king faid, Bring me a sword. my father : and I am but a little child : 1 And they brought a sword before king. know oot bow to go out, or come in.

25. And the king said, Divide the living 8 And thy servant is in the midlt of thy child in two, and give half to the one, and people, which thou hast chosen, a grcat half to the other. people, that cannot be numbred nor count 26 Then spake the woman whore che li. ed for multitude,

ving child war, unto the king ( for her bo9 Give therefore thy servant an under- wels yerned upon her lon) and the said, O standing heart, to judge thy people, that my lord, give her the living child, and in may discern between good and bad for no wise day it: but the other laid, Let it who is able to judge this thy so great a be neither mine nur thine, but divide it.. people?

27 Then the king answered, and said, . 10 And the speech pleased the LORD, Give her the living child, and in no wile trat Solomon bad asked this thing. May it: the is the mother thereof.

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Tbs esce' and largeness of bis kingdom, threescore measures of meal, 29 His wisdom.

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of Có king Solomon was kiog over all if the pastures, and an bundred Theep, bendo Jrzei.

barts, and roe-bucks, and fallow-dect, 2 And there were the princes, which he and fatted fowl. bad, Azorian the son of Zadok, the pricit: 24 For he had dominion over all tbe re

2 Eliboreph and Abiah, the sons of Shi- gion on this side the river, from Tipbian tha, fcribes · Jeholh aphat the son of Ahi- even to Azzah, over all the kings on this lud, the recorder :

fide the river : and he had peace on all 4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada W41 fides round about him. over the hoft; and Zadok and Abiathar 25 Aod Jodoh and Israel dwelt safely, were the priests.

every man under his vine, and under his 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-Sheba, all over the officers : and Zabud the son of the days of Solomon, Nathan, wag principle officer, and the 26 0 And Solomon had fourty thousand kings friend.

stalls of horses for bis cbariocs, 2nd twelve 6 And Ahıflar was over the hopíhold : thousand borsemen. ad Adoniram the son of Abdo was over 27 And those officers provided vietaal the tribute

for king Solomon, and for an that came 77 And Solomon had twelve cficers unto king Solomons table, every man in over all Israel, which provided victuals his month : they lacked nothing. for the king, and his hcafhold: each man 28 Barley also and ttraw for the horses ; his month in a year made provifion and dromedaries, brought they unto the

8 And there are their names: the son of place where tbe officers were, every man Hur in moont Ephraim.

according to his charge. 9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz and in 299 And God gave Solomon wildom Shaalbim, and Beth-fhemel, and Elon- and onderstanding, exceeding much; and beth-hoaan,

largeness of heart, even as the land that 10 The son of Hered in Aruboth : to him is on the lea Thore, pertainid Sochoh, and all the land of He- 30 Add Solomons wildom excelled the pber.

wisdom of all the children of the eastu The son of Abinadab, in all the tee country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.. " gion of Dor, which had Tapbath the s1 For he was wiser than all men ; than daughter of Solomon to wife.

Ethan the Ezrabite, and Heman, & Chalo 12 Baada tbc Son of Ahilud, to bim col, and Darda the fons of Mahol : ana nia Detained Taanach, and Megiddo, and all tame was in all nations round about. Beth shead which is by Zartanah, beneath 32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: lezeels from Bethhean to Abel-Meho, and his songs were a thousand and five. Jab, even unto tbe place tbat is beyond Jok. 23 And he spake of trees, from cedarneam.

tree tbat is in Lebanon, even unto the by12 Tbe son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead, sop that springeth out of the wall : he to him pertained the towns of Jair the son fpake alro of hearts, and of fowl, and of of Manaffeb, which are in Gilcad : to him creeping things, and of fishes, allo pertained the region of Argob, which 34 And there camc of all people to near is in Baihan, threescore great cities with the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of walls, and brazen bars.

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1 Hiramfending tocongratulateSolomonprof15 Abimaaz was in Naphtali ; he also feretb bim cimber to build tbe temple. took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to Á Nd Hiram king of Tyre fent his ler. wile.

A vants unto Solomon (for he had heard 16 Baanah the son of Hofhai was in Ather that they had 200inted him king in the and in Aloth.

room of his father for Hiram was over a 17 Jehofhaphat the son of Paruah, in lover of David. Iftachar.

2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 18 Shimei the son of Elah,in Benjamin. 3 Thou knowett how that David my 12

19 Geber the son of Uri was in the coun- ther could not bnild an house onto the trcy of Gilead, in the country of Sinon, Name of the Lorn his God, for the wars king of the Amorites, and of Og king of which were about him on every fide, un-. Bashan , a od bé was the only officer which til the LORD put them under the soles of was in the land.

* his feet. 20 Judah and Israel were many, as the 4 But now $ LORD my God hath gif a fand which is by the sea in multitude, eat me rest on every fide, so tbat tbere ti nei ing and drinking, and making merry. ther adversary, nor evil occurrent.

21 And Solomot reigned over all king. 5 And behold, I purposeto build an house doms, from the river unto the land of the unto the Name of the LORD my God, as Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: the LORD spake unto David my father,


Solomons workmin. r . I'Kings. ---*..; and labourers.. saying, thy son, whom I will set upon thy 2 And the house which king Solomon throne in thy room, be fall build an built for the LORD: the lengththereof house unto my name.

threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof 6 Now therefore command thou, that twenty cubit, and the height thereof thirthey hew me cedar-trees out of Labanon, ty cubits. and my servants ihall be with thy fer- 3 And the porch before the temple of vants : and unto thee will I give hiie for the boase, twenty cubits was the length thy servants, according to all that thou thereof, accurding to the breadth of the thalt appoint : for thou knowethathat tbere house; and ten cubits was the breadth: is not a mong us any that can skill to hew thereof, before the house. timber, like unto the Sidonians. . 4 And for the house he made windows

7 And it came to país, when Hiram of narrow lights. heard the words of Solomon, that he res ! And against the wall of the house he joyced greatly, and said, Blefied be the built chambers round about, agenft the LORD this day, wbich bath given unto, walls of the house round about, both of the David a wife fon over this great people. temple, and of the oracle : and be made

8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, Taying, chambers round about. I brve konsidered the things which thou 6 The nethermost chamber was five cuTenteit to me for : and I will do all thy de- bits broad, and the middle was fix cubits fire concerning timber of cedar, and con. brond, and the third was seven cubits cerning tiinber of fir..

: broad : for without in tbe wallofthehouse 9. My tervänts shall bring them down he made Darrowed retts round about, that frora Lebanon into the sei : and I will tbe beam should not be fastned in the convey them by sea in Aotes, unto the walls of the house. place that thou fall appoint me, and will 7 And the house, when it was in buildcsute them to be discharged there, and ing, was built of ftone, madc rcady bee thou halt receive them : and shou alt fore it was brovght thither : lo that there accomplish my defire, in giving food for was neither hanner, nor ax, nor 219 tool my houlhold.

of iron heard in the house while it was 10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar-trees, in building and fir-trees, according to all his defie. 8 The door for the middic chamber AS

11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty in the right side of the house : and they thousand measures of wheat for food to his wentup with winding-stairsinto themiadle boulbold, wd twenty meatures of pure cbamber, and out of the middle into the . oyl : th: gave Solomon to Hirata ear by third.. year,

? So be built the house, and finished it; 12 And the LORD gave Solomon wif- and covered the house with beams and 400 m he promised him : and there was boards of cedar. peace between Hiram and Soloinon, and 10 And tben he built chambers against they two inade a league together.

all the house, five cubits high : and they 13 | And king Solomon raised a levy refted on the house with tim ber of cedar. out of all Israel ; and the levy was thirty 111 And the word of the LORD came thousand men.

to Solomon, saying, 14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten 12 Concerning this house whieh thou art thousand a mooth by courses: a month in building, if thou wilt walk in my ta' they were in Labanon, and two months at tutes, and execute my judgments, and keep nome: and Adoniram 144 over the levy all my command nients to walk in them:

15 And Solomon had threescore and ten then will I perform my word with thce, thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore which I spake unto David thy father. thousand hewers in the mountains :

13 And I will dwell among the children 16 Befides the chief of Solomons officers of Israel, and will not forsake my people which were over the work, three thoufand Israel.", and three hundred, which ruled over the 14. So Solomon built the house, and people that wrought in the work

finished it. 17 And the king commanded, and they 15 And he built the walls of the house brought great stones, costly stones, and within with boards of cedar, both the floor bewed itones to lay the foundation of the of the house, and the walls of the ceiling : house,

and he covered tbem on the inade with 18 And Solo mong builders, and Hirams wood, and covered the floor of the house builders did hew tbem, and the itones with planks of fir. 1quxrers : so they prepared timber and 16 And he built twenty cubits on the stones to build the house.

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walls with boards of cedar: he even built Irbe building of Solomoni temple, u God, tbem for it within, even for the oracle,even Promise unto it. . .

for the moft boly place. À Nd it came to passinthe four hundred 17 And the housc, that is, the temple 11 and four core year afterthechildren of before it, was forry cubits long. Å urael were come out of the land ofEgypt, 18 And the cedir of the house within in the fourth year of Solomons reign over mas carved with knops, and open flowers : Ifrael, in the month Zif, which is che fe- all was cedar, there was no itone i cen..' cond month, that he began to build the 19 And the oracle he prepared boule of the LORD.


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