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1 When Salomon had finished the building of the house of ye Lorde, & the kings palace, & all that Salomon desired and minded to do,

2 Then the Lorde appeared vnto Salomon the second time, as he appeared vnto him at Gibeon.

3 And the Lord sayd vnto him, I haue heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I haue halowed this house (which thou hast built) to put my Name there for euer, and mine eyes, and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

4 AndIf you walk in my fear, and withdraw yourself from the common manner of men, who follow their sensualities.if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, [and] wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

5 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdome vpon Israel for euer, as I promised to Dauid thy father, saying, Thou shalt not wat a man vpon the throne of Israel.

6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and willGod declares that disobedience against him, is the cause of his displeasure, and so of all misery.not keep my commandments [and] my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be aThe world will make a mockery of you for the vile contempt and abusing of God's most liberal benefit.proverb and a byword among all people:

8 Euen this hie house shall bee so: euery one that passeth by it, shalbe astonied, and shall hisse, and they shal say, Why hath the Lord done thus vnto this land and to this house?

9 And they shall answere, Because they forsooke the Lorde their God, which brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and haue taken holde vpon other gods, & haue worshipped them, and serued them, therfore hath the Lord brought vpon them all this euill.

10 And at the ende of twentie yeeres, when Salomon had buylded the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the Kings palace,

11 (For the which Hiram the King of Tyrus had brought to Salomon timber of cedar, and firre trees, and golde, and whatsoeuer he desired) then King Salomon gaue to Hiram twentie cities in the land of Galil.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyrus to see the cities which Salomon had giuen him, & they pleased him not.

13 Therefore hee sayde, What cities are these which thou hast giuen me, my brother? And hee called them the land of Cabul vnto this day.

14 And Hiram sent to the kingFor his tribute toward the building.sixscoreThe common talent was about 60 pound weight.talents of gold.

15 And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, andMillo was as the town house or place of assembly which was open above.Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 Pharaoh King of Egypt had come vp, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slew the Canaanites, that dwelt in the citie, and gaue it for a present vnto his daughter Salomons wife.

17 (Therefore Salomon builte Gezer and Beth-horon the nether,

18 And Baalath and Tamor in the wildernes of the land,

19 And all the citiesCities for his ammunition.of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 [And] all the people [that were]These were as bondmen and paid what was required, either labour or money.left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel,

21 To wit, their children that were left after them in the lande, whome the children of Israel were not able to destroy, those did Salomo make tributaries vnto this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Salomon make no bondmen: but they were men of warre and his seruants, and his princes, & his captaines, and rulers of his charets and his horsemen.

23 These [were] the chief of the officers that [were] over Solomon's work,The overseers of Solomon's works were divided into three parts: the first contained 3300, the second 300, and the third 250 who were Israelites. Here are the two last parts, which make 550. See (2Ch_8:10).five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

24 And Pharaohs daughter came vp from the citie of Dauid vnto the house which Salomon had built for her: then did he buylde Millo.

25 And thrise a yere did Salomon offer burnt offringes and peace offrings vpon the altar which he built vnto the Lord: and hee burnt incense vpon the altar that was before the Lorde, when hee had finished the house.

26 Also King Salomon made a nauie of ships in Ezeon-geber, which is beside Eloth, and the brinke of the red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent with the nauie his seruats, that were mariners, and had knowledge of the sea, with the seruants of Salomon.

28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold,In (2Ch_8:18), 30 more are mentioned who seem to have been employed for their wages.four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.

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