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* Or, it is holy.

A. C. 1004. 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his foot

stool; for * he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God : thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.


+ Or, thanks-
1 Heb. all the

1 An exhortation to praise God cheerfully, 3 for his greatness, 4 and for his


TA Psalm of + praise.
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

2 Serve the LORD with gladness : come before his pre-
sence with singing.

3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath $ Or, and his made us, § and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the

sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good ; his mercy is everlasting; and !! Heb.togene- his truth endureth || to all generations.

At the Dedication of Solomon's Temple.

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1 An exhortation to praise God for his mercy, 5 for his power, 8 for his judgments.

15 The vanity of idols. 19 Ax exhortation to bless God. 1 Praise


the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, o ye servants of the Lord.

2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God,

3 Praise the LORD; for the Lord is good : sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our LORD is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

* Heb. from man unto beast.

I Josh. xii.7.

neration and

7 * He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of A.C. 1001. the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth b Jer. x. 13. the wind out of his treasuries.

8 i Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, * both of man and i Num. xii. 29. beast.

9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. 10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; Num, xxi.

24, 25, 26, 34, 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, † throughout all generations.

+ Heb. to ge; 14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will re- generation. pent himself concerning his servants.

15 - The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the Psicuram work of men's hands.

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel : bless the LORD, O house of Aaron :

20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, bless the LORD.

21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

PSALM CXXXVI. Ar exhortation to give thanks to God for particular mercies. 10 "give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good : for his n Ps.ovi. 1. & mercy endureth for ever. 20 give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy

cxviii. 1.

endureth for ever.

endureth for ever.

endweth for ever.

30 give thanks to the Lord of lords : for his mercy
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : for his mercy
5 •To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his . Gen. i .
mercy endureth for ever.

6 * To him that stretched out the earth above the waters :p Gen. 1. 9.
fex his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth 9 Gen. 1. 14

Jer. 2. 12.

for ever:

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Heb. for the ever :

Ex. xiii, 17.



X Ex. xv. 22.

y Ps. CXXXV.

z Deut. xxix. 7.

A.C. 1001.

8 The sun * to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for rulings by day.

9 The moon and stars to rule by night : for his mercy

endureth for ever. r Ex. xii. 29.

10 - To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever.

11. And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm:

for his mercy endureth for ever.
t-Ex. xiv. 21, 13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for


endureth for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for

his mercy endureth for ever: u Ex. xiv. 27,

15 u But + overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red * Heb. shaked sea : for his mercy endureth for ever. of

16 * To him which led his people through the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 y To him which smote great kings: for his mercy enio, 11.

dureth for ever :

18 2 And slew famous kings : for his mercy endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Amorites : for his mercy endureth for ever :

20 And Og the king of Bashan; for his mercy endureth

for ever : c Josh. xii. I, 21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy

endureth for ever :

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his

endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy
endureth for ever :

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for his
mercy endureth for ever,

25' Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy
endureth for ever,

1 The feast of the dedication of the temple. 12, 54 Solomon's blessing. 22 Solo-

mon's prayer. 62 His sacrifice of peace offerings.
d 2 Chron. v. 1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the

tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in princes. Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of

the city of David, which is Zion.

2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

a Nurn. xxi. 21.

b Num. xxi. 33.


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3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. A.C. 1004. 4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the conpregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

$ And king Salomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled sto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place

, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.

7 Fæ the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out Heb. heads. in the t holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there Or, ark : as they are unto this day.

9 There was nothing in the ark O save the two tables of stone, which Moses e Deut. x. 5. put there at Horeb, 1 when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Is. Or, where. rael

, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

f Ex. xl. 34. 11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord bad filled the house of the LORD. .!? 6 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the f, Chron. vi. thick darkness.

13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to

2 Chron. v. 9.

abide in for ever.

h 2 Sam. vii.

14 dad the king torned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood ;)

15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his month unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying,

16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose
və city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be
therein; but I chose à David to be over my people Israel.
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name

8. d the LORD God of Israel.

18 dod the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house ; but thy son that shall come fercbe out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.

20 And the Lord hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the form of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised

, and have built an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 21 And I base set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the loed

, which be made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land


12, &c.

11 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all 12 Chron. vi. the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;

93 And be said, I LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven j 2 Mac. il. 8. tore

, et on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that falt before thee with all their heart:

shall not be

thee a man

A.C. 1004,

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: Thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my k ch. ii. 4. 2 father that thou promisedst him, saying, ** There shall not fail thee a man in

Heb. There my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; t so that thy children take heed to their cut off unto

way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which from my sight. + Heb. only if, thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth ? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded ?

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even to

ward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou Or, in this mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make I toward this place. place.

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place : and hear thou in heaven thy

dwelling place : and when thou hearest, forgive. Heb. and he 31 1 If any man trespass against his neighbour, & and an oath be laid upon require an oath of him.

him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house :

32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

33 | When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they

have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, 11 Or, toward, and pray, and make supplication unto thee || in this house :

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

35 I When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them :

36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

37 9 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew,

locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of +Or, jurisdic. their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be ;

38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest ; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men ;)

40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy wame's sake;


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