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1 Kings 1:

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

11-1:2††††† Wherefore his seruants said vnto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a yong virgin, and let her stand before the King, and let her 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 damosel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the King.

11-1:4††††† And the damosell was very 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 wil be king: And he prepared him charets and horesemen, and fiftie men to runne before him.

11-1:6††††† And his father had not displeased him at any time, in saying, Why hast thou done so? And hee also was a very goodly man, and his mother bare him after Absalom.

11-1:7††††† And hee conferred with Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the Priest: and they following Adoniiah, helped him.

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

11-1:9††††† And Adoniiah slew sheepe, and oxen, and fat cattell, by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-Rogel, and called all his brethren the kings sonnes, and all the men of Iudah the kings seruants.

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

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

11-1:12†††† Now therefore come, let mee, I pray thee, giue thee counsell, that thou mayest saue thine owne life, and the life of thy sonne Solomon.

11-1:13†††† Goe, and get thee in vnto King Dauid, and say vnto him, Diddest not thou, my lord, O king, sweare vnto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shall reigne after mee, and he shall sit vpon my throne? why then doth Adoniiah reigne?

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

11-1:15†††† And Bath-sheba went in vnto the King into the chamber: and the king was very olde, and Abishag the Shunammite ministred vnto the king.

11-1:16†††† And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeysance vnto the king: and the king said, What wouldest thou?

11-1:17†††† And she said vnto him, My lord, thou swarest by the Lord thy God vnto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shall reigne after me, and he shall sit vpon my throne:

11-1:18†††† And now behold, Adoniiah reigneth; and now my lord the king, thou knowest it not.

11-1:19†††† And he hath slaine oxen, and fat cattell, and sheepe in abundance, and hath called all the sonnes of the king, and Abiathar the Priest, and Ioab the captaine of the hoste: but Solomon thy seruant hath he not called.

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

11-1:21†††† Otherwise it shall come to passe, when my lord the king shal sleepe with his fathers, that I and my sonne Solomon shall be counted offenders.

11-1:22†††† And loe, while shee yet talked with the king, Nathan the Prophet also came in.

11-1:23†††† And they tolde the king, saying, Beholde Nathan the Prophet. And when hee was come in before the king, he bowed himselfe before the king with his face to the ground.

11-1:24†††† And Nathan said, My lord O king, hast thou said, Adoniiah shall reigne after mee, and hee shall sit vpon my throne?

11-1:25†††† For hee is gone downe this day, and hath slaine oxen, and fat cattel, and sheepe in abundance, and hath called all the kings sonnes, and the captaines of the host, and Abiathar the Priest: and behold, they eate and drinke before him, and say, God saue king Adoniiah.

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

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

11-1:28†††† Then king Dauid answered, and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the kings presence, and stood before the king.

11-1:29†††† And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liueth, that hath redeemed my soule out of all distresse,

11-1:30†††† Euen as I sware vnto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shall reigne after me, and he shal sit vpon my throne in my stead; euen so wil I certainly doe this day.

11-1:31†††† Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reuerence to the king, and said, Let my lord king Dauid liue for euer.

11-1:32†††† And king Dauid said, Call me Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada. And they came before the king.

11-1:33†††† The king also saide vnto them, Take with you the seruants of your lord, and cause Solomon my sonne to ride vpon mine owne mule, and bring him downe to Gihon.

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

11-1:35†††† Then ye shall come vp after him, that hee may come and sit vpon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I haue appointed him to be ruler ouer Israel, and ouer Iudah.

11-1:36†††† And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada answered the King, and said, Amen: The Lord God of my lord the king say so too.

11-1:37†††† As the Lord hath bene with my lord the King, euen so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater then the throne of my lord 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 Solomon to ride vpon King Dauids mule, and brought him to Gihon.

11-1:39†††† And Zadok the Priest tooke an horne of oile out of the Tabernacle, and anointed Solomon: and they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, God saue King Solomon.

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

11-1:41†††† And Adoniiah and all the ghests that were with him, heard it as they had made an end of eating: and when Ioab heard the sound of the trumpet, hee said, Wherefore is this noise of the citie, being in an vproare?

11-1:42†††† And while hee yet spake, behold, Ionathan the sonne of Abiathar the Priest came, and Adoniiah sayde vnto him, Come in, for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.

11-1:43†††† And Ionathan answered, and said to Adoniiah, Uerily our lorde king Dauid hath made Solomon 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 the Prophet haue anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come vp from thence reioycing, so that the citie rang againe: this is the noyse that yee haue heard.

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

11-1:47†††† And moreouer, the kings seruants came to blesse our lorde king Dauid, saying, God make the name of Solomon better then thy name, and make his throne greater then thy throne. And the king bowed himselfe vpon the bed.

11-1:48†††† And also thus sayde the King, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which hath giuen one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes euen seeing it.

11-1:49†††† And all the guests that were with Adoniiah, were afraid, and rose vp, and went euery man his way.

11-1:50†††† And Adoniiah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the hornes of the Altar.

11-1:51†††† And it was tolde Solomon, saying, Behold, Adoniiah feareth King Solomon: for loe, he hath caught hold on the hornes of the Altar, saying, Let King Solomon sweare vnto mee to day, that hee will not slay his seruant with the sword.

11-1:52†††† And Solomon sayd, If hee will shewe himselfe a worthy man, there shall not an haire of him fall to the earth: but if wickednesse shall be found in him, he shall die.

11-1:53†††† So king Solomon sent, and they brought him downe from the Altar, and hee came and bowed himselfe to king Solomou: and Solomon sayde vnto him, Goe to thine house.





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1 Kings 2:

Chapter 2:46 Verses

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11-2:1††††† Now the dayes of Dauid drew nigh, that he should die, and he charged Solomon his sonne, saying;

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

11-2:3††††† And keepe the charge of the Lord thy God, to walke in his wayes, to keepe his Statutes, and his Commandements, & his Iudgements, and his Testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoeuer thou turnest thy selfe:

11-2:4††††† That the Lord may continue his word which hee spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heede to their way, to walke before mee in trueth, with all their heart, and with all their soule, there shall not faile thee (sayd hee) a man on the throne of Israel.

11-2:5††††† Moreouer thou knowest also what Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah did to mee, 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, whom hee slewe, and shed the blood of warre in peace, and put the blood of warre vpon his girdle that was about his loynes, and in his shooes that were on his feet.

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

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

11-2:8††††† And behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the sonne of Gera, a Beniamite of Bahurim, which cursed mee with a grieuous curse, in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but hee came downe to meete me at Iordane, and I sware to him by the Lord, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.

11-2:9††††† Nowe therefore holde him not guiltlesse: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to doe vnto him, but his hoare head bring thou 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 that Dauid raigned ouer Israel, were fourty yeeres: seuen yeeres raigned hee in Hebron, and thirty and three yeeres raigned hee in Ierusalem.

11-2:12†††† Then sate Solomon vpon the throne of Dauid his father, and his kingdome was established greatly.

11-2:13†††† And Adoniiah the sonne of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, and she said, Commest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

11-2:14†††† He said moreouer, I haue somewhat to say vnto thee. And she saide, Say on.

11-2:15†††† And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdome was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should raigne: howbeit the kingdome is turned about, and is become my brothers: for it was his from the Lord.

11-2:16†††† And now I aske one petition of thee, deny me not. And she saide vnto him, Say on.

11-2:17†††† And hee saide, Speake, I pray thee, vnto Solomon the king (for hee will not say thee nay) that he giue me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.

11-2:18†††† And Bathsheba said, Wel, I will speake for thee vnto the king.

11-2:19†††† Bathsheba therefore went vnto king Solomon, to speake vnto him for Adoniiah: and the king rose vp to meete her, and bowed himselfe vnto her, and sate downe on his throne, and caused a seate to bee set for the Kings mother, and she sate on his right hand.

11-2:20†††† Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee, I pray thee say me not nay: and the King said vnto her, Aske on, my mother, for I will not say thee nay.

11-2:21†††† And she saide, Let Abishag the Shunammite be giuen to Adoniiah thy brother to wife.

11-2:22†††† And king Solomon answered, and said vnto his mother, And why doest thou aske Abishag the Shunammite for Adoniiah? Aske for him the kingdome also (for he is mine elder brother) euen for him, and for Abiathar the Priest, & for Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah.

11-2:23†††† Then king Solomon sware by the Lord, saying, God doe so to me, and more also, if Adoniiah haue not spoken this word against his owne life.

11-2:24†††† Now therefore as the Lord liueth, which hath established mee, and set mee on the throne of Dauid my father, and who hath made me an house as he promised, Adoniiah shall be put to death this day.

11-2:25†††† And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and he fell vpon him that he died.

11-2:26†††† And vnto Abiathar the Priest saide the King, Get thee to Anathoth, vnto thine own fields, for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the arke of the Lord God before Dauid my father, and because thou hast bene afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

11-2:27†††† So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from beeing Priest vnto the Lord: that hee might fulfill the word of the Lord, which hee spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

11-2:28†††† Then tidings came to Ioab (for Ioab had turned after Adoniiah, though hee 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 told king Solomon that Ioab was fled vnto the Tabernacle of the Lord, and behold, hee is by the Altar: Then Solomon sent Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, saying, Goe fall vpon him.

11-2:30†††† And Benaiah came to the Tabernacle of the Lord, and said vnto him, Thus saith the king, Come foorth. And he said, Nay, but I will die heere. And Benaiah brought the king word againe, saying, Thus said Ioab, and thus he answered me.

11-2:31†††† And the king saide vnto him, Doe as he hath said, and fall vpon him, and bury him, that thou mayest take away the innocent blood which Ioab shed, from mee, and from the house of my father.

11-2:32†††† And the Lord shall returne his blood vpon his owne head, who fell vpon two men, more righteous and better then hee, and slew them with the sword, my father Dauid not knowing thereof, 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 vpon the head of his seed for euer: but vpon Dauid, and vpon his seede, and vpon his house, and vpon his throne, shall there bee peace for euer from the Lord.

11-2:34†††† So Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada went vp, and fell vpon him, and slewe him, and hee was buried in his owne house in the wildernesse.

11-2:35†††† And the king put Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada in his roome ouer the hoste, and Zadok the Priest did the king put in the roume of Abiathar.

11-2:36†††† And the king sent, and called for Shimei, and said vnto him, Build thee an house in Ierusalem, and dwell there, and goe not forth thence any whither.

11-2:37†††† For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, & passest ouer the brooke Kidron, thou shalt know for certaine, that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shal be vpon thine owne head.

11-2:38†††† And Shimei said vnto the King, The saying is good: as my lord the king hath said, so will thy seruant doe. And Shimei dwelt in Ierusalem many dayes.

11-2:39†††† And it came to passe at the end of three yeeres, that two of the seruants of Shimei ranne away vnto Achish sonne of Maachah king of Gath: and they told Shimei, saying, Beholde, thy seruants be in Gath.

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

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

11-2:42†††† And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said vnto him, Did I not make thee to sweare by the Lord, and protested vnto thee, saying, Know for a certaine, that on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? And thou saidest vnto me, The word that I haue heard, is good.

11-2:43†††† Why then hast thou not kept the Oath of the Lord, and the commandement that I haue charged thee with?

11-2:44†††† The king said moreuer to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickednesse which thine heart is priuie to, that thou diddest to Dauid my father: therefore the Lord shall returne thy wickednesse vpon thine owne head.

11-2:45†††† And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of Dauid shall bee established before the Lord for euer.

11-2:46†††† So the king commaunded Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, which went out, and fell vpon him, that he died, and the kingdome was established in the hand of Solomon.





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1 Kings 3:

Chapter 3:28 Verses

11 1 Kings

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11-3:1††††† And Solomon made affinitie with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tooke Pharaohs daughter, and brought her into the citie of Dauid, vntill he had made an end of building his owne house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Ierusalem round about.

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

11-3:3††††† And Solomon loued the Lord, walking in the statutes of Dauid his father: onely he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

11-3:4††††† And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer vp on that Altar.

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

11-3:6††††† And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed vnto thy seruant Dauid my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in trueth, and in righteousnesse, and in vprightnesse of heart with thee, and thou hast kept for him this great kindnesse, that thou hast giuen him a sonne to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

11-3:7††††† And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy seruant King in stead of Dauid my father: and I am but a litle childe: I know not how to goe out or come in.

11-3:8††††† And thy seruant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbred, nor counted for multitude.

11-3:9††††† Giue therefore thy seruant an understanding heart, to iudge thy people, that I may discerne betweene good and bad: for who is able to iudge this thy so great a people?

11-3:10†††† And the speach pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11-3:11†††† And God said vnto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thy selfe long life, neither hast asked riches for thy selfe, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thy selfe vnderstanding to discerne iudgement;

11-3:12†††† Behold, I haue done according to thy word: loe, I haue giuen thee a wise and an vnderstanding heart, so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like vnto thee.

11-3:13†††† And I haue also giuen thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the Kings like vnto thee, all thy dayes.

11-3:14†††† And if thou wilt walke in my wayes, to keepe my Statutes and my Commandements, as thy father Dauid did walke, then I will lengthen thy dayes.

11-3:15†††† And Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dreame: and he came to Ierusalem, and stood before the Arke of the Couenant of the Lord, and offered vp burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his seruants.

11-3:16†††† Then came there two women that were harlots, vnto the king, and stood before him.

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

11-3:18†††† And it came to passe the third day after that I was deliuered, that this woman was deliuered also: and wee were together; there was no stranger with vs in the house, saue we two in the house.

11-3:19†††† And this womans childe died in the night: because she ouerlaid it.

11-3:20†††† And shee arose at midnight, and tooke my sonne from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and layd it in her bosome, and layd her dead childe in my bosome.

11-3:21†††† And when I rose in the morning to giue my childe sucke, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, beholde, it was not my sonne, which I did beare.

11-3:22†††† And the other woman said, Nay, but the liuing is my sonne, and the dead is thy sonne: And this said, No, but the dead is thy sonne, and the liuing is my sonne. Thus they spake before the king.

11-3:23†††† Then said the King, The one saith, This is my sonne, that liueth, and thy sonne is the dead: and the other saith Nay: but thy sonne is the dead, and my sonne is the liuing.

11-3:24†††† And the King said, Bring mee a sword. And they brought a sword before the king:

11-3:25†††† And the king said, Diuide the liuing childe in two, and giue halfe to the one, and halfe to the other.

11-3:26†††† Then spake the woman whose the liuing childe was, vnto the king, (for her bowels yerned vpon her sonne) and she said, O my lord, giue her the liuing childe, and in no wise slay it: But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but diuide it.

11-3:27†††† Then the King answered and said, Giue her the liuing child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

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





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1 Kings 4:

Chapter 4:34 Verses

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11-4:1††††† So King Solomon was king ouer all Israel.

11-4:2††††† And these were the Princes which he had, 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 host: And Zadok and Abiathar were the Priests:

11-4:5††††† And Azariah the sonne of Nathan was ouer the officers: and Zabud the sonne of Nathan was principall officer, and 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 Solomon had twelue officers ouer all Israel, which prouided victuals for the king and his houshold: each man his moneth in a yeere made prouision.

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 Bethshemesh, and Elon-Bethhanan.

11-4:10†††† The sonne of Heseb in Aruboth, to him pertained 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 Solomon to wife:

11-4:12†††† Baana the sonne of Ahilud, to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Iezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-Meholah, euen vnto the place that is beyond Iokneam:

11-4:13†††† The sonne of Geber in Ramoth Gilead, to him pertained the townes of Iair the sonne of Manasseh, which are in Gilead: to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities, with walles, and brasen barres.

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

11-4:15†††† Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also tooke Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife.

11-4:16†††† Baanah the sonne of Hushai was 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 Uri was in the countrey of Gilead, in the countrey of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and hee was the onely officer which was in the land.

11-4:20†††† Iudah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merrie.

11-4:21†††† And Solomon reigned ouer all kingdoms from the riuer vnto the land of the Philistines, and vnto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and serued Solomon all the dayes of his life.

11-4:22†††† And Solomons prouision for one day, was thirtie measures of fine floure, and threescore measures of meale,

11-4:23†††† Ten fat oxen, and twentie oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheepe, beside Harts, and Roe-buckes, and fallow Deere, and fatted foule.

11-4:24†††† For he had dominion ouer all the region on this side the Riuer, from Tiphsah euen to Azzah ouer all the kings on this side the Riuer: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

11-4:25†††† And Iudah and Israel dwelt safely, euery man vnder his Uine, and vnder his Figtree, from Dan euen to Beer-sheba, all the dayes of Solomon.

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

11-4:27†††† And those officers prouided victuall for king Solomon, and for all that came vnto king Solomons table, euery man in his moneth: they lacked nothing.

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

11-4:29†††† And God gaue Solomon wisdome, and vnderstanding, exceeding much, and largenesse of heart, euen as the sand that is on the sea shoare.

11-4:30†††† And Solomons wisedome excelled the wisedome of all the children of the East countrey, and all the wisedome of Egypt.

11-4:31†††† For hee was wiser then all men; then Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda the sonnes of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.

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

11-4:33†††† And hee spake of trees, from the Cedar tree that is in Lebanon, euen vnto the Hyssope that springeth out of the wall: hee spake also of beasts, and of foule, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

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





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1 Kings 5:

Chapter 5:18 Verses

11 1 Kings

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11-5:1††††† And Hiram king of Tyre sent his seruants vnto Solomon: (for hee had heard that they had anointed him King in the roume of his father,) for Hiram was euer a louer of Dauid.

11-5:2††††† And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

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

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

11-5:5††††† And behold, I purpose to build an house vnto the Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake vnto Dauid my father, saying, Thy sonne, whom I will set vpon thy throne in thy roume, he shall build an house vnto my Name.

11-5:6††††† Now therefore command thou, that they hew me Cedar trees out of Lebanon, and my seruants shall bee with thy seruants: and vnto thee will I giue hire for thy seruants, according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among vs, any that can skill to hew timber, like vnto the Sidonians.

11-5:7††††† And it came to passe when Hiram heard the wordes of Solomon, that hee reioyced greatly, and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, which hath giuen vnto Dauid a wise sonne ouer this great people.

11-5:8††††† And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I haue considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will doe all thy desire concerning timber of Cedar, and concerning timber of firre.

11-5:9††††† My seruants shall bring them downe from Lebanon vnto the Sea: and I wil conuey them by sea in flotes, vnto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receiue them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giuing food for my houshold.

11-5:10†††† So Hiram gaue Solomon Cedar trees, and Firre trees, according to all his desire.

11-5:11†††† And Solomon gaue Hiram twentie thousand measures of wheate for food to his houshold, and twentie measures of pure oile: thus gaue Solomon to Hiram yeere by yeere.

11-5:12†††† And the Lord gaue Solomon wisedome, as hee promised him: and there was peace betweene Hiram and Solomon, and they two made a league together.

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

11-5:14†††† And hee sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a moneth by courses: a moneth they were in Lebanon, and two moneths at home: and Adoniram was ouer the leuie.

11-5:15†††† And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourescore thousand hewers in the mountaines:

11-5:16†††† Besides the chiefe of Solomons officers which were ouer the worke, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled ouer the people that wrought in the worke.

11-5:17†††† And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

11-5:18†††† And Solomons builders, and Hirams builders, did hewe them, and the stone-squarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.





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1 Kings 6:

Chapter 6:38 Verses

11 1 Kings

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11-6:1††††† And it came to passe in the foure hundred and fourescore yeere after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth yere of Solomons reigne ouer Israel, in the moneth Zif, which is the second moneth, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

11-6:2††††† And the house which king Solomon built for the Lord, the length thereof was threescore cubites, and the breadth thereof twentie cubits, and the height thereof thirtie cubites.

11-6:3††††† And the porch before the Temple of the house: twentie cubites was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, and tenne cubites was the breadth thereof before the house.

11-6:4††††† And for the house he made windowes of narrow lights.

11-6:5††††† And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walles of the house round about, both of the Temple and of the Oracle: and hee made chambers round about.

11-6:6††††† The nethermost chamber was fiue cubites broad, and the middle was sixe cubites broad, and the third was seuen cubites broad: for without in the wall of the house hee made narrowed rests round about, that the beames should not bee fastened in the walles of the house.

11-6:7††††† And the house when it was in building, was built of stone, made ready before it was brought thither: 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 for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went vp with winding staires into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

11-6:9††††† So he built the house and finished it: and couered the house with beams and boards of Cedar.

11-6:10†††† And then hee built chambers against all the house, fiue cubites high: and they rested on the house with timber of Cedar.

11-6:11†††† And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying;

11-6:12†††† Concerning this House which thou art in building, if thou wilt walke in my Statutes, and execute my Iudgments, and keepe all my Commandements to walke in them: then will I performe my word with thee, which I spake vnto Dauid thy father.

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

11-6:14†††† So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

11-6:15†††† And hee built the walles of the house within with boards of Cedar, both the floore of the house, and the walles of the sieling: and hee couered them on the inside with wood, and couered the floore of the house with plankes of firre.

11-6:16†††† And hee built twentie cubites on the sides of the house, both the floore, and the walles with boards of Cedar: he euen built them for it within, euen for the Oracle, euen for the most holy place.

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

11-6:18†††† And the Cedar of the house within was carued with knops, and open flowres: all was Cedar, there was no stone seene.

11-6:19†††† And the Oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the Arke of the Couenant of the Lord.

11-6:20†††† And the Oracle in the forepart, was twenty cubits in length and twentie cubites in breadth, and twentie cubites in the height thereof: and hee ouerlayd it with pure golde, and so couered the Altar which was of Cedar.

11-6:21†††† So Solomon ouerlayd the house within with pure golde: and he made a partition, by the chaines of golde before the Oracle, and he ouerlaid it with gold.

11-6:22†††† And the whole house he ouerlaid