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1 Kings 1:

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11-1:1††††† Now when King Dauid was olde, and striken in yeeres, they couered him with clothes, but no heate came vnto him.

11-1:2††††† Wherefore his seruants saide vnto him, Let there be sought for my lord ye King a yong virgin, and let her stand before the King, and cherish him: and let her lie in thy bosome, that my lord the King may get heate.

11-1:3††††† So they sought for a faire young maide throughout all the coastes of Israel, and founde one Abishag a Shunamite, and brought her to the King.

11-1:4††††† And the maid was exceeding faire, and cherished the King, and ministred to him, but the King knew her not.

11-1:5††††† Then Adoniiah the sonne of Haggith exalted himselfe, saying, I will be King; he gate him charets and horsemen, and fiftie men to run before him.

11-1:6††††† And his father would not displease him from his childehood, to say, Why hast thou done so? And hee was a very goodly man, and his mother bare him next after Absalom.

11-1:7††††† And he tooke counsel of Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah, and of Abiathar the Priest: and they helped forward Adoniiah.

11-1:8††††† But Zadok the Priest, & Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and Nathan the Prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the men of might, which were with Dauid, were not with Adoniiah.

11-1:9††††† Then Adoniiah sacrificed sheepe and oxen, and fat cattel by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel, and called all his brethren the kings sonnes, & al the men of Iudah ye Kings seruants,

11-1:10†††† But Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah, and the mightie men, and Salomon his brother hee called not.

11-1:11†††† Wherefore Nathan spake vnto Bath-sheba the mother of Salomon, saying, Hast thou not heard, that Adoniiah ye sonne of Haggith doeth reigne, and Dauid our lord knoweth it not?

11-1:12†††† Now therefore come, and I will now giue thee counsell, howe to saue thine owne life, and the life of thy sonne Salomon.

11-1:13†††† Go, and get thee in vnto King Dauid, and say vnto him, Didest not thou, my lorde, O King, sweare vnto thine handmaide, saying, Assuredly Salomo thy sonne shall reigne after me, & he shal sit vpon my throne? why is then Adoniiah King?

11-1:14†††† Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the King, I also will come in after thee, and confirme thy wordes.

11-1:15†††† So Bath-sheba went in vnto the King into the chamber, and the King was verie olde, and Abishag the Shunammite ministred vnto ye King.

11-1:16†††† And Bath-sheba bowed and made obeisance vnto the King; the King saide, What is thy matter?

11-1:17†††† And shee answered him, My lorde, thou swarest by the Lorde thy God vnto thine handmaide, saying, Assuredly Salomon thy sonne shall reigne after me, and he shall sit vpon my throne.

11-1:18†††† And beholde, nowe is Adoniiah king, and now, my lord, O King, thou knowest it not.

11-1:19†††† And he hath offred many oxen, and fatte cattel, and sheepe, and hath called all the sonnes of the King, and Abiathar the Priest, and Ioab the captaine of the hoste: but Salomon thy seruant hath he not bidden.

11-1:20†††† And thou, my lorde, O King, knowest that the eyes of all Israel are on thee, that thou shouldest tell them, who shoulde sit on the throne of my lord the King after him.

11-1:21†††† For els when my lord the King shall sleepe with his fathers, I and my sonne Salomon shalbe reputed vile.

11-1:22†††† And lo, while she yet talked with the King, Nathan also the Prophet came in.

11-1:23†††† And they tolde the King, saying, Beholde, Nathan the Prophet; when he was come in to the King, hee made obeisance before the King vpon his face to the ground.

11-1:24†††† And Nathan saide, My lorde, O King, hast thou said, Adoniiah shall reigne after mee, and he shall sit vpon my throne?

11-1:25†††† For hee is gone downe this day, and hath slaine many oxen, and fat cattel, and sheepe, and hath called al the Kings sonnes, and the captaines of the hoste, and Abiathar the Priest: and behold, they eate and drinke before him, and say, God saue King Adoniiah.

11-1:26†††† But me thy seruant, and Zadok the Priest, and Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and thy seruant Salomon hath he not called.

11-1:27†††† Is this thing done by my lord the King, & thou hast not shewed it vnto thy seruant, who should sitte on the throne of my lorde the King after him?

11-1:28†††† Then King Dauid answered, and saide, Call me Bath-sheba; shee came into ye Kings presence, and stoode before the King.

11-1:29†††† And the King sware, saying, As the Lorde liueth, who hath redeemed my soule out of all aduersitie,

11-1:30†††† That as I sware vnto thee by the Lorde God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Salomon thy sonne shall reigne after me, and hee shall sit vpon my throne in my place, so will I certainely doe this day.

11-1:31†††† Then Bath-sheba bowed her face to the earth, and did reuerence vnto the King, and said, God saue my lord King Dauid for euer.

11-1:32†††† And King Dauid saide, Call mee Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada; they came before the King.

11-1:33†††† Then the King said vnto them, Take with you the seruants of your lorde, and cause Salomon my sonne to ride vpon mine owne mule, & carie him downe to Gihon.

11-1:34†††† And let Zadok the Priest and Nathan the Prophet anoint him there King ouer Israel, and blowe ye the trumpet, and say, God saue king Salomon.

11-1:35†††† Then come vp after him, that hee may come and sit vpon my throne: and hee shall bee King in my steade: for I haue appointed him to be prince ouer Israel and ouer Iudah.

11-1:36†††† Then Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada answered the King, and said, So be it, and the Lord God of my lord the King ratifie it.

11-1:37†††† As the Lord hath bene with my lorde the King, so be he with Salomon, and exalt his throne aboue the throne of my lorde king Dauid.

11-1:38†††† So Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went downe and caused Salomon to ride vpon king Dauids mule, and brought him to Gihon.

11-1:39†††† And Zadok the Priest tooke an horne of oyle out of the Tabernacle, and anointed Salomon: and they blewe the trumpet, and all the people said, God saue king Salomon.

11-1:40†††† And all the people came vp after him, and the people piped with pipes, and reioyced with great ioye, so that the earth rang with the sound of them.

11-1:41†††† And Adoniiah and all the ghestes that were with him, heard it: (and they had made an ende of eating) and when Ioab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, What meaneth this noise and vprore in the citie?

11-1:42†††† And as he yet spake, beholde, Ionathan the sonne of Abiathar the Priest came: and Adoniiah said, Come in: for thou art a worthie man, and bringest good tidings.

11-1:43†††† And Ionathan answered, and said to Adoniiah, Verely our lord King Dauid hath made Salomon King.

11-1:44†††† And the King hath sent with him Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they haue caused him to ride vpon the Kings mule.

11-1:45†††† And Zadok the Priest, and Nathan ye Prophet haue anointed him King in Gihon: and they are gone vp from thence with ioy, and the citie is moued: this is the noise that ye haue heard.

11-1:46†††† And Salomon also sitteth on the throne of the kingdome.

11-1:47†††† And moreouer the Kings seruantes came to blesse our lord King Dauid, saying, God make the name of Salomon more famous then thy name, and exalt his throne aboue thy throne: therefore the King worshipped vpon the bed.

11-1:48†††† And thus sayd the King also, Blessed bee the Lorde God of Israel, who hath made one to sit on my throne this day, euen in my sight.

11-1:49†††† Then all the ghestes that were with Adonijah, were afraide, and rose vp, and went euery man his way.

11-1:50†††† And Adonijah fearing the presence of Salomon, arose and went, and tooke holde on the hornes of the altar.

11-1:51†††† And one tolde Salomon, saying, Beholde, Adonijah doeth feare King Salomon: for lo, he hath caught holde on the hornes of the altar, saying, Let King Salomon sweare vnto me this day, that he will not slay his seruant with the sword.

11-1:52†††† Then Salomon sayd, If he will shewe him selfe a worthy man, there shall not an heare of him fall to the earth, but if wickednes be found in him, he shall dye.

11-1:53†††† Then King Salomon sent, & they brought him from the altar, and he came and did obeisance vnto King Salomon; Salomon sayde vnto him, Go to thine house.

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1 Kings 2:

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11-2:1††††† Then the dayes of Dauid drewe neere that he should die, and hee charged Salomon his sonne, saying,

11-2:2††††† I go the way of all the earth: be strong therefore, and shew thy selfe a man,

11-2:3††††† And take heede to the charge of the Lord thy God, to walke in his wayes, and keepe his statutes, and his commaundements, and his iudgements, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and in euery thing whereunto thou turnest thee,

11-2:4††††† That the Lorde may confirme his worde which hee spake vnto me, saying, If thy sonnes take heede to their way, that they walke before me in trueth, with all their hearts, and with all their soules, thou shalt not (sayd he) want one of thy posteritie vpon the throne of Israel.

11-2:5††††† Thou knowest also what Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captaines of the hostes of Israel, vnto Abner the sonne of Ner, and vnto Amasa the sonne of Iether: whome he slewe, and shed blood of battell in peace, and put the blood of warre vpon his girdle that was about his loynes, and in his shooes that were on his feete.

11-2:6††††† Doe therefore according to thy wisdome, and let thou not his hoare head go downe to the graue in peace.

11-2:7††††† But shew kindnes vnto the sonnes of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among them that eate at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom thy brother.

11-2:8††††† And beholde, with thee is Shimei the sonne of Gera, the sonne of Iemini, of Bahurim, which cursed mee with an horrible curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but hee came downe to meete me at Iorden, & I sware to him by the Lorde, saying, I will not slay thee with the sword.

11-2:9††††† But thou shalt not count him innocent: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to doe vnto him: therefore thou shalt cause his hoare head to goe downe to the graue with blood.

11-2:10†††† So Dauid slept with his fathers, and was buried in the citie of Dauid.

11-2:11†††† And the dayes which Dauid reigned vpon Israel, were fourtie yeeres: seuen yeeres reigned he in Hebron, and thirtie & three yeeres reigned he in Ierusalem.

11-2:12†††† Then sate Salomon vpon the throne of Dauid his father, and his kingdome was stablished mightily.

11-2:13†††† And Adonijah the sonne of Haggith came to Bath-sheba the mother of Salomon: and she saide, Commest thou peaceably? And hee said, Yea.

11-2:14†††† He said moreouer, I haue a sute vnto thee; she sayd, Say on.

11-2:15†††† Then he said, Thou knowest that the kingdome was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reigne: howbeit the kingdome is turned away, and is my brothers: for it came to him by the Lord.

11-2:16†††† Nowe therefore I aske thee one request, refuse me not; she said vnto him, Say on.

11-2:17†††† And he sayd, Speake, I pray thee, vnto Salomon ye King, (for he will not say thee nay) that he giue me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.

11-2:18†††† And Bath-sheba sayd, Well, I will speake for thee vnto the King.

11-2:19†††† Bath-sheba therefore went vnto King Salomon, to speake vnto him for Adonijah: and the King rose to meete her, and bowed himselfe vnto her, and sate downe on his throne: and he caused a seate to be set for the Kings mother, and she sate at his right hand.

11-2:20†††† Then she sayd, I desire a small request of thee, say me not nay. Then the King sayde vnto her, Aske on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.

11-2:21†††† She sayd then, Let Abishag the Shunammite be giuen to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

11-2:22†††† But King Salomon answered and sayd vnto his mother, And why doest thou aske Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? aske for him the kingdome also: for he is mine elder brother, and hath for him both Abiathar the Priest, and Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah.

11-2:23†††† Then King Salomon sware by the Lorde, saying, God doe so to me and more also, if Adoniiah hath not spoken this worde against his owne life.

11-2:24†††† Now therefore as ye Lord liueth, who hath established me, & set me on the throne of Dauid my father, who also hath made me an house, as he promised, Adoniiah shall surely die this day.

11-2:25†††† And King Salomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and hee smote him that he dyed.

11-2:26†††† Then the King sayd vnto Abiathar the Priest, Go to Anathoth vnto thine owne fieldes: for thou art worthy of death: but I will not this day kill thee, because thou barest the Arke of the Lorde God before Dauid my father, and because thou hast suffered in all, wherein my father hath bene afflicted.

11-2:27†††† So Salomon cast out Abiathar from being Priest vnto the Lord, that he might fulfill the wordes of the Lord, which he spake against the house of Eli in Shiloh.

11-2:28†††† Then tidings came to Ioab: (for Ioab had turned after Adoniiah, but he turned not after Absalom) and Ioab fled vnto the Tabernacle of the Lord, and caught hold on the hornes of the altar.

11-2:29†††† And it was tolde king Salomon, that Ioab was fled vnto the Tabernacle of the Lorde, and beholde, he is by the altar. Then Salomon sent Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, saying, Goe, fall vpon him.

11-2:30†††† And Benaiah came to the Tabernacle of the Lord, & sayd vnto him, Thus sayth the King, Come out; he sayde, Nay, but I will die here. Then Benaiah brought the King worde againe, saying, Thus sayd Ioab, & thus he answered me.

11-2:31†††† And the King sayde vnto him, Doe as he hath sayd, & smite him, and bury him, that thou mayest take away the blood, which Ioab shed causelesse, fro me & from the house of my father.

11-2:32†††† And the Lorde shall bring his blood vpon his owne head: for he smote two men more righteous and better then he, and slew them with the sword, & my father Dauid knew not: to wit, Abner the sonne of Ner, captaine of the hoste of Israel, and Amasa the sonne of Iether captaine of the hoste of Iudah.

11-2:33†††† Their blood shall therefore returne vpon the head of Ioab, and on the head of his seede for euer: but vpon Dauid, and vpon his seede, and vpon his house, and vpon his throne shal there be peace for euer from the Lord.

11-2:34†††† So Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada went vp, & smote him, and slewe him, & he was buryed in his owne house in the wildernesse.

11-2:35†††† And the King put Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada in his roume ouer the hoste: and the King set Zadok the Priest in the roume of Abiathar.

11-2:36†††† Afterwarde the King sent, & called Shimei, and sayde vnto him, Buylde thee an house in Ierusalem, and dwell there, and depart not thence any whither.

11-2:37†††† For that day that thou goest out, and passest ouer the riuer of Kidron, knowe assuredly, that thou shalt dye the death: thy blood shall be vpon thine owne head.

11-2:38†††† And Shimei sayd vnto the King, The thing is good: as my lord the King hath sayd, so wil thy seruant doe. So Shimei dwelt in Ierusalem many dayes.

11-2:39†††† And after three yeres two of the seruants of Shimei fled away vnto Achish sonne of Maachah King of Gath: and they tolde Shimei, saying, Behold, thy seruants be in Gath.

11-2:40†††† And Shimei arose, and sadled his asse, and went to Gath to Achish, to seeke his seruantes: and Shimei went, and brought his seruants from Gath.

11-2:41†††† And it was tolde Salomon, that Shimei had gone from Ierusalem to Gath, and was come againe.

11-2:42†††† And the King sent and called Shimei, and sayde vnto him, Did I not make thee to sweare by the Lorde, and protested vnto thee, saying, That day that thou goest out, and walkest any whither, knowe assuredly that thou shalt dye the death? And thou saydest vnto mee, The thing is good, that I haue heard.

11-2:43†††† Why then hast thou not kept the othe of the Lorde, and the commandement wherewith I charged thee?

11-2:44†††† The King sayde also to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickednes whereunto thine heart is priuie, that thou diddest to Dauid my father: the Lord therefore shall bring thy wickednesse vpon thine owne head.

11-2:45†††† And let King Salomon be blessed, and the throne of Dauid stablished before the Lorde for euer.

11-2:46†††† So the King comanded Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada: who went out & smote him that he dyed; the kingdome was established in the hand of Salomon.

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1 Kings 3:

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11-3:1††††† Salomon then made affinitie with Pharaoh King of Egypt, and tooke Pharaohs daughter, and brought her into the citie of Dauid, vntill hee had made an ende of buylding his owne house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Ierusalem round about.

11-3:2††††† Only the people sacrificed in the hie places, because there was no house buylt vnto the name of the Lord, vntill those dayes.

11-3:3††††† And Salomon loued the Lord, walking in the ordinances of Dauid his father: onely he sacrificed and offred incense in the hie places.

11-3:4††††† And the King went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the chiefe hie place: a thousand burnt offrings did Salomon offer vpo that altar.

11-3:5††††† In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Salomon in a dreame by night: and God sayd, Aske what I shal giue thee.

11-3:6††††† And Salomon sayd, Thou hast shewed vnto thy seruant Dauid my father great mercie, when hee walked before thee in trueth, and in righteonsnes, & in vprightnes of heart with thee: and thou hast kept for him this great mercie, and hast giuen him a sonne, to sit on his throne, as appeareth this day.

11-3:7††††† And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy seruant King in steade of Dauid my father: and I am but a yong childe, and know not howe to go out and in.

11-3:8††††† And thy seruant is in the mids of thy people, which thou hast chosen, euen a great people which cannot be told nor nobred for multitude.

11-3:9††††† Giue therefore vnto thy seruant an vnderstanding heart, to iudge thy people, that I may discerne betweene good & bad: for who is able to iudge this thy mightie people?

11-3:10†††† And this pleased the Lorde wel, that Salomon had desired this thing.

11-3:11†††† And God sayde vnto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thy selfe long life, neyther hast asked riches for thy selfe, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thy selfe vnderstanding to heare iudgement,

11-3:12†††† Beholde, I haue done according to thy wordes: lo, I haue giuen thee a wise and an vnderstanding heart, so that there hath bene none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall arise the like vnto thee.

11-3:13†††† And I haue also giuen thee that, which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour, so that among the Kings there shall be none like vnto thee all thy dayes.

11-3:14†††† And if thou wilt walke in my wayes, to keepe mine ordinances & my commandements, as thy father Dauid did walke, I will prolong thy dayes.

11-3:15†††† And when Salomon awoke, behold, it was a dreame, and he came to Ierusalem, and stoode before the Arke of the couenant of the Lord, and offred burnt offrings and made peace offrings, and made a feast to all his seruants.

11-3:16†††† Then came two harlots vnto the King, and stoode before him.

11-3:17†††† And the one woman sayd, Oh my lorde, I and this woman dwell in one house, and I was deliuered of a childe with her in the house.

11-3:18†††† And the third day after that I was deliuered, this woman was deliuered also: and we were in the house together: no stranger was with vs in the house, saue we twaine.

11-3:19†††† And this womans sonne died in the night: for she ouerlay him.

11-3:20†††† And she rose at midnight, and tooke my sonne from my side, while thine handmaide slept, and layde him in her bosome, and layde her dead sonne in my bosome.

11-3:21†††† And when I rose in the morning to giue my sonne sucke, beholde, he was dead: and when I had wel considered him in the morning, beholde, it was not my sonne, whom I had borne.

11-3:22†††† Then the other woman sayd, Nay, but my sonne liueth, and thy sonne is dead. Againe she sayde, No, but thy sonne is dead, and mine aliue: thus they spake before the King.

11-3:23†††† Then sayde the King, She sayth, This that liueth is my sonne, and the dead is thy sonne: and the other sayth, Nay, but the dead is thy sonne, and the liuing is my sonne.

11-3:24†††† Then the King said, Bring me a sworde: & they brought out a sworde before the King.

11-3:25†††† And the King sayde, Deuide ye the liuing child in twaine, & giue the one halfe to the one, and the other halfe to the other.

11-3:26†††† Then spake the woman, whose the liuing child was, vnto the King, for her compassion was kindled toward her sonne, and she sayde, Oh my lorde, giue her the liuing childe, & slay him not: but the other sayde, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but deuide it.

11-3:27†††† Then the King answered, and sayde, Giue her the liuing childe, and slay him not: this is his mother.

11-3:28†††† And all Israel heard the iudgement, which the King had iudged, and they feared the King: for they sawe that the wisedome of God was in him to doe iustice.

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1 Kings 4:

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11-4:1††††† And King Salomon was King ouer all Israel.

11-4:2††††† And these were his princes, Azariah the sonne of Zadok the Priest,

11-4:3††††† Elihoreph and Ahiah the sonnes of Shisha scribes, Iehoshaphat the sonne of Ahilud, the recorder,

11-4:4††††† And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the hoste, and Zadok and Abiathar Priests,

11-4:5††††† And Azariah the sonne of Nathan was ouer the officers, and Zabud the sonne of Nathan Priest was the Kings friend,

11-4:6††††† And Ahishar was ouer the houshold: and Adoniram the sonne of Abda was ouer the tribute.

11-4:7††††† And Salomon had twelue officers ouer all Israel, which prouided vitailes for the King and his housholde: eche man had a moneth in the yeere to prouide vitailes.

11-4:8††††† And these are their names: the sonne of Hur in mount Ephraim:

11-4:9††††† The sonne of Dekar in Makaz, and in Shaalbim and Beth-shemesh, and Elon and Beth-hanan:

11-4:10†††† The sonne of Hesed in Aruboth, to whom perteined Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:

11-4:11†††† The sonne of Abinadab in all the region of Dor, which had Taphath the daughter of Salomon to wife.

11-4:12†††† Baana the sonne of Ahilud in Taanach, & Megiddo, & in all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Izreel, from Beth-shean to Abelmeholah, eue til beyond ouer against Iokmeam:

11-4:13†††† The sonne of Geber in Ramoth Gilead, & his were the townes of Iair, the sonne of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and vnder him was the region of Argob, which is in Bashan: threescore great cities with walles & barres of brasse.

11-4:14†††† Ahinadab the sonne of Iddo had to Mahanaim:

11-4:15†††† Ahimaaz in Naphtali, and he tooke Basmath the daughter of Salomon to wife:

11-4:16†††† Baanah the sonne of Hushai in Asher and in Aloth:

11-4:17†††† Iehoshaphat the sonne of Paruah in Issachar.

11-4:18†††† Shimei the sonne of Elah in Beniamin:

11-4:19†††† Geber the sonne of Vri in the countrey of Gilead, the land of Sihon King of the Amorites, and of Og King of Bashan, and was officer alone in the land.

11-4:20†††† Iudah and Israel were many, as the sand of the sea in number, eating, drinking, and making merry.

11-4:21†††† And Salomon reigned ouer all kingdomes, from the Riuer vnto the lande of the Philistims, and vnto the border of Egypt, and they brought presents, & serued Salomon all the dayes of his life.

11-4:22†††† And Salomons vitailes for one day were thirtie measures of fine floure, and threescore measures of meale:

11-4:23†††† Ten fat oxen, and twentie oxen of the pastures, and an hundreth sheepe, beside hartes, and buckes, and bugles, and fat foule.

11-4:24†††† For he ruled in all the region on the other side of the Riuer, from Tiphsah euen vnto Azzah, ouer all the Kings on the other side the Riuer: and he had peace round about him on euery side.

11-4:25†††† And Iudah and Israel dwelt without feare, euery man vnder his vine, and vnder his fig tree, from Dan, euen to Beer-sheba, all the dayes of Salomon.

11-4:26†††† And Salomon had fourtie thousande stalles of horses for his charets, and twelue thousand horsemen.

11-4:27†††† And these officers prouided vitaile for king Salomon, and for all that came to King Salomons table, euery man his moneth, and they suffred to lacke nothing.

11-4:28†††† Barley also and strawe for the horses and mules brought they vnto the place where the officers were, euery man according to his charge.

11-4:29†††† And God gaue Salomon wisdome and vnderstanding exceeding much, & a large heart, euen as the sand that is on the sea shore,

11-4:30†††† And Salomons wisdome excelled the wisedome of all the children of the East and all the wisedome of Egypt.

11-4:31†††† For he was wiser then any man: yea, then were Ethan the Ezrahite, the Heman, then Chalcol, then Darda the sonnes of Mahol: and he was famous throughout all nations round about.

11-4:32†††† And Salomon spake three thousand prouerbs: and his songs were a thousand and fiue.

11-4:33†††† And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon, euen vnto the hyssope that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of foules, and of creeping thinges, and of fishes.

11-4:34†††† And there came of all people to heare the wisedome of Salomon, from all Kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisedome.

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11-5:1††††† And Hiram King of Tyrus sent his seruants vnto Salomon, (for he had heard, that they had anoynted him King in the roume of his father) because Hiram had euer loued Dauid.

11-5:2††††† Also Salomon sent to Hiram, saying,

11-5:3††††† Thou knowest that Dauid my father could not build an house vnto the Name of the Lorde his God, for the warres which were about him on euery side, vntill the Lord had put them vnder the soles of his feete.

11-5:4††††† But now the Lord my God hath giuen me rest on euery side, so that there is neither aduersarie, nor euill to resist.

11-5:5††††† And beholde, I purpose to build an house vnto ye Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake vnto Dauid my father, saying, Thy sonne, whom I wil set vpon thy throne for thee, he shal build an house vnto my Name.

11-5:6††††† Now therefore commaund, that they hewe me cedar trees out of Lebanon, and my seruants shall be with thy seruants, and vnto thee will I giue the hire for thy seruants, according to all that thou shalt appoynt: for thou knowest that there are none among vs, that can hewe timber like vnto the Sidonians.

11-5:7††††† And when Hiram heard the wordes of Salomon, he reioyced greatly, and sayde, Blessed be the Lord this day, which hath giuen vnto Dauid a wise sonne ouer this mightie people.

11-5:8††††† And Hiram sent to Salomon, saying, I haue considered the things, for the which thou sentest vnto me, and will accomplish all thy desire, concerning the cedar trees and firre trees.

11-5:9††††† My seruants shal bring them downe from Lebanon to the sea: and I will conuey them by sea in raftes vnto the place that thou shalt shew me, and wil cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receiue them: nowe thou shalt doe mee a pleasure to minister foode for my familie.

11-5:10†††† So Hiram gaue Salomon cedar trees and firre trees, euen his full desire.

11-5:11†††† And Salomon gaue Hiram twentie thousand measures of wheate for foode to his householde, & twentie measures of beaten oyle. Thus much gaue Salomon to Hiram yere by yere.

11-5:12†††† And the Lord gaue Salomon wisedome as he promised him; there was peace betweene Hiram and Salomon, and they two made a couenant.

11-5:13†††† And King Salomon raised a summe out of all Israel, and the summe was thirtie thousand men:

11-5:14†††† Whome he sent to Lebanon, ten thousand a moneth by course: they were a moneth in Lebanon, and two moneths at home; Adoniram was ouer the summe.

11-5:15†††† And Salomon had seuentie thousand that bare burdens, and fourescore thousand masons in the mountaine,

11-5:16†††† Besides the princes, whome Salomon appoynted ouer the worke, euen three thousande and three hundreth, which ruled the people that wrought in the worke.

11-5:17†††† And the King commanded them, and they brought great stones and costly stones to make the foundation of the house, euen hewed stones.

11-5:18†††† And Salomons workemen, and the workemen of Hiram, and the masons hewed and prepared timber and stones for the buylding of the house.

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11-6:1††††† And in the foure hundreth and foure score yeere (after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt) and in the fourth yere of the reigne of Salomon ouer Israel, in the moneth Zif, (which is the second moneth) he built the house of the Lord.

11-6:2††††† And the house which King Salomon built for the Lorde, was three score cubites long, and twentie broade, and thirtie cubites hie.

11-6:3††††† And the porch before the Temple of the house was twentie cubites long according to the breadth of the house, and ten cubites broade before the house.

11-6:4††††† And in the house he made windowes, broad without, and narrowe within.

11-6:5††††† And by the wall of the house hee made galleries round about, euen by the walles of the house round about the Temple and the oracle, and made chambers round about.

11-6:6††††† The nethermost gallerie was fiue cubites broade, and the middlemost sixe cubites broade, and the third seuen cubites broade: for he made restes round about without the house, that the beames should not be fastened in the walles of the house.

11-6:7††††† And when the house was built, it was built of stone perfite, before it was brought, so that there was neither hammer, nor axe, nor any toole of yron heard in the house, while it was in building.

11-6:8††††† The doore of the middle chamber was in the right side of the house, & men went vp with winding stayres into the middlemost, and out of the middlemost into the third.

11-6:9††††† So he built the house and finished it, and sieled the house being vawted with sieling of cedar trees.

11-6:10†††† And he built the galleries vpon al the wall of the house of fiue cubites height, and they were ioyned to the house with beames of cedar.

11-6:11†††† And the worde of the Lord came to Salomon, saying,

11-6:12†††† Cocerning this house which thou buildest, if thou wilt walke in mine ordinances, & execute my iudgements, & keepe al my commadements, to walke in them, then will I performe vnto thee my promes, which I promised to Dauid thy father.

11-6:13†††† And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and wil not forsake my people Israel.

11-6:14†††† So Salomon built the house & finished it,

11-6:15†††† And built the walles of the house within, with boards of cedar tree from the pauement of the house vnto the walles of the sieling, and within he couered them with wood, and couered the floore of the house with planks of firre.

11-6:16†††† And he built twentie cubites in the sides of the house with boards of cedar, from the floore to the walles, and he prepared a place within it for the oracle, euen the most holy place.

11-6:17†††† But the house, that is, the Temple before it, was fourtie cubites long.

11-6:18†††† And the cedar of the house within was carued with knops, and grauen with floures: all was cedar, so that no stone was seene.

11-6:19†††† Also he prepared the place of the oracle in the mids of the house within, to set the Arke of the couenant of the Lord there.

11-6:20†††† And the place of the oracle within was twentie cubites long, and twentie cubites broad, and twentie cubites hie, and hee couered it with pure golde, and couered the altar with cedar.

11-6:21†††† So Salomon couered the house within with pure golde: and he shut the place of the oracle with chaines of gold, and couered it with golde.

11-6:22†††† And he ouerlayde all the house with gold, vntill all the house was made perfite. Also he couered the whole altar, that was before the oracle, with golde.

11-6:23†††† And within the oracle he made two Cherubims of oliue tree, ten cubites hie.

11-6:24†††† The wing also of the one Cherub was fiue cubites, and the wing of the other Cherub was fiue cubites: from the vttermost part of one of his wings vnto the vttermost part of the other of his wings, were ten cubites.

11-6:25†††† Also the other Cherub was of ten cubites: both the Cherubims were of one measure and one sise.

11-6:26†††† For the height of the one Cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other Cherub.

11-6:27†††† And he put the Cherubims within the inner house, and the Cherubims stretched out their wings, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other Cherub touched the other wall: and their other wings touched one another in the middes of the house.

11-6:28†††† And he ouerlaied the Cherubims with golde.

11-6:29†††† And he carued all the walles of the house round about with grauen figures of Cherubims and of Palmetrees, and grauen flowres within and without.

11-6:30†††† And the floore of the house hee couered with golde within and without.

11-6:31†††† And in the entring of the oracle he made two doores of oliue tree: and the vpper post and side postes were fiue square.

11-6:32†††† The two doores also were of oliue tree, and he graued them with grauing of Cherubims and palme trees, and grauen floures, and couered them with golde, and layed thin golde vpon the Cherubims and vpon the palme trees.

11-6:33†††† And so made he for the doore of the Temple, postes of oliue tree foure square.

11-6:34†††† But the two doores were of firre tree, the two sides of the one doore were round, and the two sides of the other doore were round.

11-6:35†††† And he graued Cherubims, & palme trees, and carued floures and couered the carued worke with golde, finely wrought.

11-6:36†††† And hee built the court within with three rowes of hewed stone, and one rowe of beames of cedar.

11-6:37†††† In the fourth yeere was the foundation of the house of the Lorde layed in the moneth of Zif:

11-6:38†††† And in the eleuenth yeere in the moneth of Bul, (which is the eight moneth) hee finished the house with all the furniture thereof, and in euery point: so was he seuen yeere in building it.

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1 Kings 7:

Chapter 7:51 Verses

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11-7:1††††† Bvt Salomon was building his