1 H8010 Then Solomon H6950 [H8686] assembled H2205 the elders H3478 of Israel, H7218 and all the heads H4294 of the tribes, H5387 the leaders H1 of the fathers H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel, H4428 to king H8010 Solomon H3389 in Jerusalem, H5927 [H8687] that they might bring H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of the LORD H5892 out of the city H1732 of David, H6726 which is Zion.
2 H376 And all the men H3478 of Israel H6950 [H8735] assembled H4428 themselves to king H8010 Solomon H2282 at the feast H3391 in the month H388 Ethanim, H7637 which is the seventh H2320 month.
3 H2205 And all the elders H3478 of Israel H935 [H8799] came, H3548 and the priests H5375 [H8799] took up H727 the ark.
4 H5927 [H8686] And they brought H727 the ark H3068 of the LORD, H168 and the tabernacle H4150 of the congregation, H6944 and all the holy H3627 vessels H168 that were in the tabernacle, H3548 even those did the priests H3881 and the Levites H5927 [H8686] bring.
5 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon, H5712 and all the congregation H3478 of Israel, H3259 [H8737] that were assembled H6440 to him, were with him before H727 the ark, H2076 [H8764] sacrificing H6629 sheep H1241 and oxen, H5608 [H8735] that could not be counted H4487 [H8735] nor numbered H7230 for multitude.
6 H3548 And the priests H935 [H8686] brought H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of the LORD H4725 to its place, H1687 into the inner sanctuary H1004 of the house, H6944 to the most H6944 holy H3671 place, even under the wings H3742 of the cherubim.
7 H3742 For the cherubim H6566 [H8802] spread forth H3671 their two wings H4725 over the place H727 of the ark, H3742 and the cherubim H5526 [H8799] covered H727 the ark H905 and its staffs H4605 above.
8 H748 [H8686] And they drew out H905 the staffs, H7218 that the ends H905 of the staffs H7200 [H8735] were seen out H6944 in the holy H6440 place before H1687 the inner sanctuary, H7200 [H8735] and they were not seen H2351 outside: H3117 and there they are to this day.
9 H727 There was nothing in the ark H7535 except H8147 the two H3871 tables H68 of stone, H4872 which Moses H3240 [H8689] put H2722 there at Horeb, H3068 when the LORD H3772 [H8804] made H1121 a covenant with the children H3478 of Israel, H3318 [H8800] when they came out H776 of the land H4714 of Egypt.
10 H3548 And it came to pass, when the priests H3318 [H8800] had come out H6944 of the holy H6051 place, that the cloud H4390 [H8804] filled H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD,
11 H3548 So that the priests H3201 [H8804] could H5975 [H8800] not stand H8334 [H8763] to minister H6440 because H6051 of the cloud: H3519 for the glory H3068 of the LORD H4390 [H8804] had filled H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD.
12 H559 [H8804] Then spoke H8010 Solomon, H3068 The LORD H559 [H8804] said H7931 [H8800] that he would dwell H6205 in the thick darkness.
13 H1129 [H8800] I have surely H1129 [H8804] built H1004 thee an house H2073 to dwell in, H4349 a settled place H3427 [H8800] for thee to abide in H5769 for ever.
14 H4428 And the king H5437 0 turned H6440 his face H5437 [H8686] about, H1288 [H8762] and blessed H6951 all the congregation H3478 of Israel: H6951 (and all the congregation H3478 of Israel H5975 [H8802] were standing;)
15 H559 [H8799] And he said, H1288 [H8803] Blessed H3068 be the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel, H1696 [H8765] who spoke H6310 with his mouth H1732 to David H1 my father, H3027 and hath with his hand H4390 [H8765] fulfilled H559 [H8800] it, saying,
16 H3117 Since the day H3318 [H8689] that I brought forth H5971 my people H3478 Israel H4714 from Egypt, H977 [H8804] I have chosen H5892 no city H7626 out of all the tribes H3478 of Israel H1129 [H8800] to build H1004 an house, H8034 that my name H977 [H8799] might be in it; but I chose H1732 David H5971 to be over my people H3478 Israel.
17 H3824 And it was in the heart H1732 of David H1 my father H1129 [H8800] to build H1004 an house H8034 for the name H3068 of the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel.
18 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H1 my father, H3282 H834 Though H3824 it was in thy heart H1129 [H8800] to build H1004 an house H8034 to my name, H2895 [H8689] thou didst well H3824 that it was in thy heart.
19 H7535 Nevertheless H1129 [H8799] thou shalt not build H1004 the house; H1121 but thy son H3318 [H8802] that shall come forth out H2504 of thy loins, H1129 [H8799] he shall build H1004 the house H8034 to my name.
20 H3068 And the LORD H6965 [H8686] hath performed H1697 his word H1696 [H8765] that he spoke, H6965 [H8799] and I have risen H1732 in the stead of David H1 my father, H3427 [H8799] and sit H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel, H3068 as the LORD H1696 [H8765] promised, H1129 [H8799] and have built H1004 an house H8034 for the name H3068 of the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel.
21 H7760 [H8799] And I have set H4725 there a place H727 for the ark, H1285 in which is the covenant H3068 of the LORD, H3772 [H8804] which he made H1 with our fathers, H3318 [H8687] when he brought them from H776 the land H4714 of Egypt.
22 H8010 And Solomon H5975 [H8799] stood H6440 before H4196 the altar H3068 of the LORD H5048 in the presence of H6951 all the congregation H3478 of Israel, H6566 [H8799] and spread forth H3709 his hands H8064 toward heaven:
23 H559 [H8799] And he said, H3068 LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel, H430 there is no God H8064 like thee, in heaven H4605 above, H776 or on earth H8104 [H8802] beneath, who keepest H1285 covenant H2617 and mercy H5650 with thy servants H1980 [H8802] that walk H6440 before H3820 thee with all their heart:
24 H8104 [H8804] Who hast kept H5650 with thy servant H1732 David H1 my father H1696 [H8765] that which thou didst promise H1696 [H8762] him: thou didst speak H6310 also with thy mouth, H4390 [H8765] and hast fulfilled H3027 it with thy hand, H3117 as it is this day.
25 H3068 Therefore now, LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel, H8104 [H8798] keep H5650 with thy servant H1732 David H1 my father H1696 [H8765] that which thou didst promise H559 [H8800] him, saying, H3772 [H8735] There shall not fail H376 thee a man H6440 in my sight H3427 [H8802] to sit H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel; H7535 provided H1121 thy children H8104 [H8799] take heed H1870 to their way, H3212 [H8800] that they walk H6440 before H1980 [H8804] me as thou hast walked H6440 before me.
26 H430 And now, O God H3478 of Israel, H1697 let thy word, H539 [H8735] I pray thee, be verified, H1696 [H8765] which thou didst speak H5650 to thy servant H1732 David H1 my father.
27 H430 But will God H552 indeed H3427 [H8799] dwell H776 on the earth? H8064 behold, the heaven H8064 and heaven H8064 of heavens H3557 [H8770] cannot contain H637 thee; how much less H1004 this house H1129 [H8804] that I have built?
28 H6437 [H8804] Yet have thou respect H8605 to the prayer H5650 of thy servant, H8467 and to his supplication, H3068 O LORD H430 my God, H8085 [H8800] to hearken H7440 to the cry H8605 and to the prayer, H5650 which thy servant H6419 [H8693] prayeth H6440 before H3117 thee this day:
29 H5869 That thy eyes H6605 [H8803] may be open H1004 toward this house H3915 night H3117 and day, H4725 even toward the place H559 [H8804] of which thou hast said, H8034 My name H8085 [H8800] shall be there: that thou mayest hearken H8605 to the prayer H5650 which thy servant H6419 [H8691] shall make H4725 toward this place.
30 H8085 [H8804] And hearken H8467 thou to the supplication H5650 of thy servant, H5971 and of thy people H3478 Israel, H6419 [H8691] when they shall pray H4725 toward this place: H8085 [H8799] and hear H8064 thou in heaven H3427 [H8800] thy dwelling H4725 place: H8085 [H8804] and when thou hearest, H5545 [H8804] forgive.
31 H376 If any man H2398 [H8799] shall trespass H7453 against his neighbour, H423 and an oath H5375 [H8804] be laid H422 [H8687] upon him to cause him to swear, H423 and the oath H935 [H8804] come H6440 before H4196 thy altar H1004 in this house:
32 H8085 [H8799] Then hear H8064 thou in heaven, H6213 [H8804] and do, H8199 [H8804] and judge H5650 thy servants, H7561 [H8687] condemning H7563 the wicked, H5414 [H8800] to bring H1870 his way H7218 upon his head; H6663 [H8687] and justifying H6662 the righteous, H5414 [H8800] to give H6666 him according to his righteousness.
33 H5971 When thy people H3478 Israel H5062 [H8736] shall be smitten H6440 before H341 [H8802] the enemy, H2398 [H8799] because they have sinned H7725 [H8804] against thee, and shall turn again H3034 [H8689] to thee, and confess H8034 thy name, H6419 [H8694] and pray, H2603 [H8694] and make supplication H1004 to thee in this house:
34 H8085 [H8799] Then hear H8064 thou in heaven, H5545 [H8804] and forgive H2403 the sin H5971 of thy people H3478 Israel, H7725 [H8689] and bring them again H127 to the land H5414 [H8804] which thou gavest H1 to their fathers.
35 H8064 When heaven H6113 [H8736] is shut up, H4306 and there is no rain, H2398 [H8799] because they have sinned H6419 [H8694] against thee; if they pray H4725 toward this place, H3034 [H8689] and confess H8034 thy name, H7725 [H8799] and turn H2403 from their sin, H6031 [H8686] when thou afflictest them:
36 H8085 [H8799] Then hear H8064 thou in heaven, H5545 [H8804] and forgive H2403 the sin H5650 of thy servants, H5971 and of thy people H3478 Israel, H3384 [H8686] that thou mayest teach H2896 them the good H1870 way H3212 [H8799] in which they should walk, H5414 [H8804] and give H4306 rain H776 upon thy land, H5414 [H8804] which thou hast given H5971 to thy people H5159 for an inheritance.
37 H776 If there shall be in the land H7458 famine, H1698 if there shall be pestilence, H7711 blighting, H3420 mildew, H697 locust, H2625 or if there shall be caterpiller; H341 [H8802] if their enemy H6887 [H8686] shall besiege H776 them in the land H8179 of their cities; H5061 whatever plague, H4245 whatever sickness there shall be;
38 H8605 Whatever prayer H8467 and supplication H120 shall be made by any man, H5971 or by all thy people H3478 Israel, H3045 [H8799] who shall know H376 every man H5061 the plague H3824 of his own heart, H6566 [H8804] and spread forth H3709 his hands H1004 toward this house:
39 H8085 [H8799] Then hear H8064 thou in heaven H3427 [H8800] thy dwelling H4349 place, H5545 [H8804] and forgive, H6213 [H8804] and do, H5414 [H8804] and give H376 to every man H1870 according to his ways, H3824 whose heart H3045 [H8799] thou knowest; H3045 [H8804] (for thou, even thou only, knowest H3824 the hearts H1121 of all the children H120 of men;)
40 H3372 [H8799] That they may fear H3117 thee all the days H2416 that they live H6440 in H127 the land H5414 [H8804] which thou gavest H1 to our fathers.
41 H5237 Moreover concerning a stranger, H5971 that is not of thy people H3478 Israel, H935 [H8804] but cometh out H7350 of a far H776 country H4616 for H8034 thy name's sake;
42 H8085 [H8799] (For they shall hear H1419 of thy great H8034 name, H2389 and of thy strong H3027 hand, H5186 [H8803] and of thy outstretched H2220 arm; H935 [H8804] ) when he shall come H6419 [H8694] and pray H1004 toward this house;
43 H8085 [H8799] Hear H8064 thou in heaven H3427 [H8800] thy dwelling H4349 place, H6213 [H8804] and do H5237 according to all that the stranger H7121 [H8799] calleth H5971 to thee for: that all people H776 of the earth H3045 [H8799] may know H8034 thy name, H3372 [H8800] to fear H5971 thee, as do thy people H3478 Israel; H3045 [H8800] and that they may know H1004 that this house, H1129 [H8804] which I have built, H7121 [H8738] is called H8034 by thy name.
44 H5971 If thy people H3318 [H8799] go out H4421 to battle H341 [H8802] against their enemy, H1870 wherever H7971 [H8799] thou shalt send H6419 [H8694] them, and shall pray H3068 to the LORD H1870 toward H5892 the city H977 [H8804] which thou hast chosen, H1004 and toward the house H1129 [H8804] that I have built H8034 for thy name:
45 H8085 [H8804] Then hear H8064 thou in heaven H8605 their prayer H8467 and their supplication, H6213 [H8804] and maintain H4941 their cause.
46 H2398 [H8799] If they shall sin H120 against thee, (for there is no man H2398 [H8799] that sinneth H599 [H8804] not,) and thou shalt be angry H5414 [H8804] with them, and deliver H341 [H8802] them to the enemy, H7617 [H8804] so that they carry them away H7617 [H8802] captives H6440 to H776 the land H341 [H8802] of the enemy, H7350 far H7138 or near;
47 H7725 [H8689] Yet if they shall take it to their hearts H776 in the land H7617 [H8738] where they were carried captives, H7725 H3820 [H8804] and repent, H2603 [H8694] and make supplication H776 to thee in the land H7617 [H8802] of them that carried them captives, H559 [H8800] saying, H2398 [H8804] We have sinned, H5753 [H8689] and have done perversely, H7561 [H8804] we have committed wickedness;
48 H7725 [H8804] And so return H3824 to thee with all their heart, H5315 and with all their soul, H776 in the land H341 [H8802] of their enemies, H7617 [H8804] who led them away captive, H6419 [H8694] and pray H1870 to thee toward H776 their land, H5414 [H8804] which thou gavest H1 to their fathers, H5892 the city H977 [H8804] which thou hast chosen, H1004 and the house H1129 [H8804] which I have built H8034 for thy name:
49 H8085 [H8804] Then hear H8605 thou their prayer H8467 and their supplication H8064 in heaven H3427 [H8800] thy dwelling H4349 place, H6213 [H8804] and maintain H4941 their cause,
50 H5545 [H8804] And forgive H5971 thy people H2398 [H8804] that have sinned H6588 against thee, and all their transgressions H6586 [H8804] in which they have transgressed H5414 [H8804] against thee, and give H7356 them compassion H6440 before H7617 [H8802] them who carried them captive, H7355 [H8765] that they may have compassion on them:
51 H5971 For they are thy people, H5159 and thy inheritance, H3318 [H8689] which thou broughtest H4714 out of Egypt, H8432 from the midst H3564 of the furnace H1270 of iron:
52 H5869 That thy eyes H6605 [H8803] may be open H8467 to the supplication H5650 of thy servant, H8467 and to the supplication H5971 of thy people H3478 Israel, H8085 [H8800] to hearken H7121 [H8800] to them in all their supplications to thee.
53 H914 [H8689] For thou didst separate H5971 them from among all the people H776 of the earth, H5159 to be thy inheritance, H1696 [H8765] as thou didst speak H3027 by the hand H4872 of Moses H5650 thy servant, H3318 [H8687] when thou broughtest H1 our fathers H4714 out of Egypt, H136 O Lord H3069 GOD.
54 H8010 And it was so, that when Solomon H3615 [H8763] had finished H6419 [H8692] praying H8605 all this prayer H8467 and supplication H3068 to the LORD, H6965 [H8804] he arose H6440 from before H4196 the altar H3068 of the LORD, H3766 [H8800] from kneeling H1290 on his knees H3709 with his hands H6566 [H8803] spread up H8064 to heaven.
55 H5975 [H8799] And he stood, H1288 [H8762] and blessed H6951 all the congregation H3478 of Israel H1419 with a loud H6963 voice, H559 [H8800] saying,
56 H1288 [H8803] Blessed H3068 be the LORD, H5414 [H8804] that hath given H4496 rest H5971 to his people H3478 Israel, H1696 [H8765] according to all that he promised: H5307 [H8804] there hath not failed H259 one H1697 word H2896 of all his good H1697 promise, H1696 [H8765] which he promised H3027 by the hand H4872 of Moses H5650 his servant.
57 H3068 The LORD H430 our God H1 be with us, as he was with our fathers: H5800 [H8799] let him not leave H5203 [H8799] us, nor forsake us:
58 H5186 [H8687] That he may incline H3824 our hearts H3212 [H8800] to him, to walk H1870 in all his ways, H8104 [H8800] and to keep H4687 his commandments, H2706 and his statutes, H4941 and his judgments, H6680 [H8765] which he commanded H1 our fathers.
59 H1697 And let these my words, H2603 [H8694] with which I have made supplication H6440 before H3068 the LORD, H7138 be near H3068 to the LORD H430 our God H3119 day H3915 and night, H6213 [H8800] that he may maintain H4941 the cause H5650 of his servant, H4941 and the cause H5971 of his people H3478 Israel H3117 at all times, H1697 as the matter shall require:
60 H5971 That all the people H776 of the earth H3045 [H8800] may know H3068 that the LORD H430 is God, and that there is none else.
61 H3824 Let your heart H8003 therefore be perfect H3068 with the LORD H430 our God, H3212 [H8800] to walk H2706 in his statutes, H8104 [H8800] and to keep H4687 his commandments, H3117 as at this day.
62 H4428 And the king, H3478 and all Israel H2076 [H8802] with him, offered H2077 sacrifice H6440 before H3068 the LORD.
63 H8010 And Solomon H2076 [H8799] offered H2077 a sacrifice H8002 of peace offerings, H2076 [H8804] which he offered H3068 to the LORD, H8147 two H6242 and twenty H505 thousand H1241 oxen, H3967 and an hundred H6242 and twenty H505 thousand H6629 sheep. H4428 So the king H1121 and all the children H3478 of Israel H2596 [H8799] dedicated H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD.
64 H3117 The same day H4428 did the king H6942 [H8765] consecrate H8432 the middle H2691 of the court H6440 that was before H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD: H6213 [H8804] for there he offered H5930 burnt offerings, H4503 and meat offerings, H2459 and the fat H8002 of the peace offerings: H5178 because the brasen H4196 altar H6440 that was before H3068 the LORD H6996 was too little H3557 [H8687] to receive H5930 the burnt offerings, H4503 and meat offerings, H2459 and the fat H8002 of the peace offerings.
65 H6256 And at that time H8010 Solomon H6213 [H8799] held H2282 a feast, H3478 and all Israel H1419 with him, a great H6951 congregation, H935 [H8800] from the entrance H2574 into Hamath H5158 to the river H4714 of Egypt, H6440 before H3068 the LORD H430 our God, H7651 seven H3117 days H7651 and seven H3117 days, H702 H6240 even fourteen H3117 days.
66 H8066 On the eighth H3117 day H7971 0 he sent H5971 the people H7971 [H8765] away: H1288 [H8762] and they blessed H4428 the king, H3212 [H8799] and went H168 to their tents H8056 joyful H2896 and glad H3820 of heart H2896 for all the goodness H3068 that the LORD H6213 [H8804] had done H1732 for David H5650 his servant, H3478 and for Israel H5971 his people.