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29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over 30 Israel, for Yofficers and judges. And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his

brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among

them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and 31 in the service of the king. Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even . ch. 23 19.

among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the

fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found 32 among them mighty men of valour a at Jazer of Gilead. And his brethren, men se Jan. 11. 22

of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David
made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for
every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.
Arrangement of the army; the princes of the tribes ; the king's store-keepers, and

other officers.
27 NOW the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and

captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four

thousand. 2 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: ch. IL 11; 1 Stra. 3 and in his course were twenty and four thousand. Of the children of Perez was 4 the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month. And over the course

of the second month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course was Mikloth also do, Dedo, Ses 5 the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand. The third

captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief

priest (or, principal officer): and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: eh. 11. se: ? 7 and in his course was Ammizabad his son. The fourth captain for the fourth

month was 8 Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in ch. IL %; 1 Sam. 8 his course were twenty and four thousand. The fifth captain for the fifth month

was Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was a Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: 10 and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The seventh captain for the

seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his ich. IL 93. 11 course were twenty and four thousand. The eighth captain for the eighth month

was * Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites : and in his course were twenty keh. 11. 2; ? Seem 12 and four thousand. The ninth captain for the ninth month was ' Abiezer the ch.11.2

Anetothite, of the Benjamites : and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the ch 11. B; ? Sua 14 Zarhites : and in his course were twenty and four thousand." The eleventh

captain for the eleventh month was " Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of ch. 11. SL 15 Ephraim; and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The twelfth captain

for the twelfth month was • Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his or, Heled, cd. IL*

course were twenty and four thousand. 16 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer 17 the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah: of the 18 Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, 2 Zadok : of Judah, P eh . m 19 9 Elihu, 3 one of the brethren of David : of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael: of " 1 Sam. 16. 6, Ehab.

Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah : of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel : 20 of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah : of the half tribe of 21 Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah: of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo 22 the son of Zechariah : of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner: of Dan, Azareel the

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son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes 4 of Israel.

1 In this chapter we have an account of the establish- | the year; although any number of them might be called ment of the Hebrew militia, which appears to have been out for actual service, if a war or other emergency sroke. begun whilst David was at Hebron (comp. ver. 7 with 2 It appears that, although the tribe of Leri had, like 2 Sam. ii. 23). It consisted of twelve legions or divisions, the other tribes, its own patriarchal chief or prince, the each containing 24,000 men (namely twenty-four regi race of Aaron, which formed a portion of that tribe, being ments of 1000 men each), making a total of 288,000. superior in rank and authority to the Levites generally, Each division was subdivided into companies, with their were exempted from the general authority of the chief proper officers over them. It does not appear, however, or prince of the tribe, and subjected exclusively to that

umber of these divisions was the same as of the high priest, to whom also the whole tribe of Levi that of the tribes, that the several divisions were formed were ecclesiastically subject. exclusively from each of the tribes: their officers at least 3 The Sept. has Eliab.' Many suppose that this was were appointed without regard to this distinction; for David's eldest brother. two of the generals were Ephraimites. Some generals 4 In this enumeration Asher and Gad are omitted: the seem to have had lieutenants under them (vers. 4, 6). former, it has been conjectured, was included in Zebulan Each division was usually on duty only for one month in and Naphtali, and the latter in Reuben and Manasseh

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2 Sam. 15. 37; 16. 16.

ch. 11. &

23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: 1

because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the Ge. 15. 5 24 heavens. Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because

"there fell wrath for it against Israel ; neither was the number put in the account ch. 21. 7; 9 Sam.

of the chronicles of king David. 25 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the

storehouses in the fields, ' in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, 26 was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah : and over them that did the work of the field 27 for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub: and over the vineyards was

Shimei the Ramathite: over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars 28 was Zabdi the Shiphmite : and over the olive trees and the sycamore? trees that

were in the low plains was Baal-hanan the Gederite : and over the cellars of oil 29 was Joash : and over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite : 30 and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai : over

the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the 31 Meronothite : and over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the

rulers of the substance which was king David's. 32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe for,

secretary): and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni (or, Hachmonite) was with the king's 33 sons : and · Abithophel was the king's counsellor: and · Hushai the Archite was ? Sam. 15.12 34 the king's companion : and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and * Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.

*1 ki, 1. 7. David's address to the chief men, and to Solomon; the voluntary offerings of the princes

and people for the temple ; David's thanksgiving and prayer.
28 AND David assembled all the princes of Israel, ? the princes of the tribes, and ch. 27. 16

• the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the . ch. 27. 1, 2
captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards bch. 4. 25.
over all the substance and possession (or, cattle) of the king, and of his sons, with
the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto ch. 11. 10.

Jerusalem.
2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren,

and my people : As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for a sh. 17:1-4:: Sam.

the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had • Pe. 99.5; 132. 77 in 3 made ready for the building : but God said unto me, S Thou shalt not build an ch. 17. 4: 22 8 2

house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood. 5.3. 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel s chose me before all the house of my father to 61 Sam. 16. 7-13.

be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen - Judah to be the ruler; and of ch:52

the house of Judah, 'the house of my father; and among the sons of my father 1 Sam. 16 1; 5 he liked me to make me king over all Israel : 'and of all my sons, (for the LORD 1 ch. 3. 1, etc.; 3 1.

hath given me many sons,) m he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the “ch. 22. 9. 6 throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. And he said unto me," Solomon ch, 22. 9, 10: 2 Sam.

thy son, he shall build my house and my courts : for I have chosen him to be my 7 son, and I will be his father. Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever,

if he be constant (strong] to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this locb. 22. 13. 8 day. Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and

in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God : that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.

P Jer. 9. 24: Hor. 4.1; 9 And thou, Solomon my son, P know thou the God of thy father, and serve him John 17:35

with a perfect heart and with a willing mind : for "the LORD searcheth all 17 Sam. hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: Sif thou seek

him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for 10 ever. Take heed now; 'for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the

• 2 Chr. 15. 2 sanctuary : be strong, and do it.

sre ver. 19; Ex. 25. 11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern 4 of the porch, and of the 10.

7. 2; Ps. 139. 3-5

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* 1 Sam. 16. 12, 13.

7. 12-14; 2 Clar. 1.9.

16. 7: 1 ki. &. 39: Ps. 7.9; 139. 2; Pro, 17. 3; Jer. 11. 20: 17 10; 20. 12; Rev. 2. 2.2

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1 The "storehouses in the fields' were probably large 3 The camels, asses, and smaller cattle were sent to the pits, lined and covered with straw, in which grain of deserts in the south and east, under the care of Arab various kinds was stowed; a large stone being placed at shepherds or herdsmen. the top, and over that a mound of earth. Pits of this 4 All this was clearly and exactly represented to his kind are discovered in Palestine, and are still in use mind by Divine inspiration (vers. 12, 19), just as Moses unong the Moors.

had received the plan of the tabernacle; and thus the 2 That is, the sycamore-fig tree, which grows abun temple was built under the same heavenly guidance as dantly in Egypt and Syria, and is mentioned in Luke the tabernacle. As the temple was to possess not only xix. 4. It is sometimes confounded with the sycamine convenience for worship, but spiritual significance, it was

), which is better known by us as the mul not to be left to human art or invention, but to be framed berry tree.

I according to Divine institution,

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houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, 12 and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, and the

pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD,

and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and <d. 22 13 of the treasuries of the dedicated things : also for the courses of the priests and

the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the Lord, and for 14 all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD. He gave of gold by weight

for things of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service: even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks

of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, 10 according to the use of every candlestick. And by weight he gave gold for the

tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver: 17 also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the

golden basins he gave gold by weight for every basin; and likewise silver by 18 weight for every basin of silver: and for the altar of incense refined gold by

weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariotl of the cherubim, that spread out EL. & 1819 their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. All this, said , ete"

David,2 : the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all seter. 11, 13; EL. the works of this pattern. And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: ch. 22, 13; Deo.

7. S; Jes 16.15 fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee;

She will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for jo 1. 21 the service of the house of the LORD. And, behold, the courses of the priests el ; $; *

and the Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship devery willing skilful man, for any manner of service : also the princes and all the people will be

wholly at thy commandment. 29 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son,

whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great : Ch. 25; 1 KL. 5; 2 for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God. Now I have prepared with

all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood ; Sonyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering

see k 86N, D:

... stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones 3 in abundance. Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to

the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 4 even three thousand talents of gold,3 of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand 5 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal : the gold for

things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his

service this day unto the LORD? 6 Then "the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the Ach 27.1.

captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, ich. 27. 54, etc. 7 offered willingly, and gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thou

sand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of 8 brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. And

they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the 9 house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people * eh ! rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered

1 9 Cor.9. willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation : and David said, 11 Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. m Thine, O 1-.6 13; 1 Tim.

LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the

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Some refer this to the bases' or supports on which they suppose the cherubim to have stood; others to the cherubim themselves, on which Jehovah is figuratively 1 represented as riding. See Psa. xviii. 10; Ezek i. 5-28; x.

2 The words said David' are not in the original, but are supplied by our translators; and some expositors regard this verse as a continuation of the narrative which begins at ver. 11, reading it thus: From the hand of Jehovah upon him (i. e. through the wisdom imparted to him by Jehovah), he explained everything in writing, all the works of tho pattern.' In ver. 11 we are informed

that David gave Solomon a pattern or plan of the temple this verse tells us that he added explanations in writing.

3 Eastern kings and princes have in all ages been is customed to lay up vast quantities of gold and silrer..

4 Heb., 'adarkon,' which is supposed to denote the Persian coin called “daric,' derived from the word Dara, . e. king (meaning royal coin, like the Spanish reals, i. e. royals); or to come from the same root as the Arabio dirhem and the Greek drachme. The writer gave the amount in this coin probably because it was best known to nis contemporaries.

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102. 11; 14L 4; Jam.

16. 7.

majesty: * for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the * Ps. 115. 15, 16 12 kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. P Both riches and Deo. a is; 1 Sam.

honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and 13 might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Ps. 18. 31, 32; la 48 14 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But

who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly

after this sort? for "all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given Ce.28. 22; Ro. 11. 3. 15 thee. For we are strangers 1 before thee, and sojourners, as were all our | see refu. Ge. 17.9.

fathers: 'our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. (Job 14. 2; Ps. 90 9; 16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for 17 thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own. I know also, my

God, that thou " triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, "eh. 9; I Sam, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things : and - Pro. 11. 20.

now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly 18 unto thee. O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this

for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare 19 sor, stablish their heart unto thee: and give unto Solomon my son a perfect Pe 10. 17.

heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do

all these things, and to build the palace, for the which « I have made provision. 4 . 2; chi p lý 20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And

all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down 21 their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king. And they sacrificed

sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thou

sand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel : 22 and did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness.

And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and banointed | Ki. 1. 25, 2). him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

Solomon is established on the throne ; David dies in peace and honour, 23 THEN Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his 24 father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. And all the princes, and the

mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves Chr. 30.8: Eee. & 25 unto Solomon the king. And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the

dI KI. & 13: ? Chr. sight of all Israel, and d bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been 1. 12; Ecc. 2. 9.

on any king before him in Israel. 26, 27 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. And the time that he / Sam. & 4;

reigned over Israel was forty years; Tseven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty 28 and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And he s died in a good old age, * full 29 of days, riches, and honour :3 and Solomon his son reigned in his stead. Now

the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book

of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of 30 Gad the seer, 4 with all his reign and his might, and the times that went over

him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.5

2: Exe. 17. 18.

19 Sam. 5. 5.
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i Dan. 2. 21.

1 That is, having no right or property of our own, but brought out more clearly here than in the second book of being only temporary occupiers at the Divine pleasure. Samuel. He seems to have enjoyed in the highest de

2 The first anointing having been in haste, upon the gree the affection and veneration of his subjects. occasion of Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings i. 39). As 4 The substance of these is probably contained in the Abiathar was removed from the priesthood after David's books of Samuel and of The Kings. See Prefaces to the death, it has been thought that the second anointing of First Book of Samuel and the First Book of The Kings. Solomon was also subsequent to that event.

5 That is, the surrounding nations, whose affairs were 3 The lustre of the closing scenes of David's life is mixed up with those of Israel.

THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES.

THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES is a continua- ! This book may be divided into two parts :tion of the preceding, and gives the history of the king- I. The history of ALL ISRAEL under Solomon, comdom of David from the death of that monarch until its prising Solomon's sacrifice at Gibeon, his prayer, and overthrow by Nebuchadnezzar. It thus comprises nearly choice of wisdom; his wealth and grandeur (ch. i.) the same period as the two books of The Kings, with The building and furnishing of the temple (ii.-v.) which it has many points of agreement; differing chiefly Solomou's dedication-prayer, and God's answer thereto in this, that in them the histories of Judah and Israel were (vi., vii.) Solomon's buildings, officers, and commerce mixed together, while this book treats almost exclusively (viii.) The queen of Sheba'š visit; Solomon's wealth of David's royal descendants, and contains much relating and greatness (ix.) to them that had not been narrated before.

I II. The history of the KINGDOM OF JUDAH after the

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separation of the ten tribes; including Rehoboan's ac- | good reign and reformations; and the deliverance of cession, the revolt of the ten tribes (ch. x.) Rehoboam's Jerusalem from Sennacherib (xxix.-xxxii.) Manasseh's government and success; his degeneracy, and the inva- wickedness, captivity, and repentance; and Amon's wicked sion of the king of Egypt (xi., xii.) Reign of Abijam reign (xxxiii.) Josiah's good reign, and zeal for reforma(xiii.); of Asa (xiv.---xvi.) Good reign of Jehoshaphattion (xxxiv., XXXV.) Reigns of Jenoahaz, Jehoiakim, (xvii.-XX.) Wicked reigns of Jehoram and Ahaziah; Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah ; destruction of the city and and Athaliah's usurpation (xxi., xxii.) Reign of Joash temple; captivity of the people (xxxvi. 1-21). Pro(xxiii., xxiv.); of Amaziah (xxv.); of Uzziah (xxvi.); clamation of Cyrus permitting the return of the Jews of Jotham (xxvii.); and of Ahaz (xxviii.) Hezekiah's (xxxvi. 23, 24).

Solomon's sacrifice at Gibeon ; his prayer for wisdom; and God's promises to him. 1 AND « Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the 1612 4 2 LORD his God was with him, and · magnified him exceedingly. Then Solomon i Chr. As

spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the 41 Chr. 7.1 3 judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. So Solomon,

and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon ; se parallel, I ELS

for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant Chr. 18. 33; ILS 4 of the Lord had made in the wilderness. But the ark of God had David Sam. 69, 17; 1

brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: 5 for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. Moreover s the brasen altar, that * Ex. 27. 1,9; X 1,9

Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put sor, was there before A EL. 31. 2 the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at

the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it. • 1 EL 2 7 "In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I 8 shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy 9 unto David my father, and hast made me 'to reign in his stead. Now, O Lord 11 Chr. R &

God, let thy promise unto David my father be established : " for thou hast made *1 KL 37, 10 me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now *1 KL 22

wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for 1 Num. 27. 17: Des. · who can judge this thy people, that is so great ? 11 P And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not PI Ki & 11–13.

asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast

asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou 12 mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king : wisdom and

knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as a none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither h. 9 .1.Chr. 12

shall there any after thee have the like. 13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.

Solomon's wealth and commerce. 14 "AND Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and the 5:161*:

10 ete. four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the

chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and

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Job 22 cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance. 16 'And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn :P the king's

ch9 9; ILE 17 merchants received the linen yarn at a price. And they fetched up, and brought

forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse fur an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

Solomon's arrangements with Huram, and other preparations for the erection of the temple. 2 AND Solomon « determined to build an house for the name of the Lord, and se parallel, I E 2 an house for his kingdom. And - Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand - ver. 18; 1 KL & S

men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three

thousand and six hundreds to oversee them. 3 And Solomon sent to y Huram the king of Tyre, saying, " As thou didst deal *Hires 1641

with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell 4 therein, even so deal with me. Behold, - I build an house to the name of the LORD rer. l. my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for

the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on 2.: LASS the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our 5 God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. And the house which I huild is Pets 6 great: for great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build him an la sel.

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Ex. 30

1 The Sept. gives the correct reading : •And Solomon | came from the high place in Gibeon,' etc.

2 See notes on 1 Kings x. 28, 29.
3 This is the number given by the Sept. in 1 Kings 2. 16.

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