1 Moreover he made
an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty
cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.
2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim,
round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a
line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass
it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about.
Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north,
and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward
the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was
set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of
it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies;
and it received and held three thousand baths.
6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and
five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered
for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was
for the priests to wash in.
7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form,
and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five
on the left.
8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five
on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred
basons of gold.
9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great
court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them
10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over
against the south.
11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons.
And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon
for the house of God;
12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters
which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths
to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the
top of the pillars;
13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows
of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of
the chapiters which were upon the pillars.
14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;
15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.
16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all
their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon
for the house of the LORD of bright brass.
17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for
the weight of the brass could not be found out.
19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house
of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread
20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should
burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;
21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of
gold, and that perfect gold;
22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the
censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner
doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the
house of the temple, were of gold.
1 Thus all the
work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished:
and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father
had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments,
put he among the treasures of the house of God.
2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel,
unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD
out of the city of David, which is Zion.
3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto
the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.
4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up
5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation,
and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these
did the priests and the Levites bring up.
6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that
were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and
oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the
LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most
holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:
8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place
of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves
9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of
the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they
were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.
10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses
put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the
children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified,
and did not then wait by course:
12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph,
of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being
arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps,
stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred
and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were
as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking
the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets
and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD,
saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that
then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the
14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason
of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house
1 Then said Solomon,
The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place
for thy dwelling for ever.
3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation
of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.
4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with
his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my
father David, saying,
5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land
of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build
an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any
man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there;
and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house
for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was
in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well
in that it was in thine heart:
9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son
which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the
house for my name.
10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken:
for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set
on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built
the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of
the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.
12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence
of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:
13 For Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long,
and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it
in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled
down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and
spread forth his hands toward heaven,
14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee
in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and
shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with
all their hearts:
15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that
which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and
hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant
David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There
shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne
of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to
walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.
17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified,
which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.
18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold,
heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much
less this house which I have built!
19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and
to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry
and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:
20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night,
upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put
thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant
prayeth toward this place.
21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant,
and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this
place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven;
and when thou hearest, forgive.
22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon
him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar
in this house;
23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants,
by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own
head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according
to his righteousness.
24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy,
because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and
confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee
in this house;
25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy
people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou
gavest to them and to their fathers.
26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because
they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this
place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou
dost afflict them;
27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants,
and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good
way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land,
which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.
28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if
there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their
enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever
sore or whatsoever sickness there be:
29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made
of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall
know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth
his hands in this house:
30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive,
and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose
heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the
children of men:)
31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as
they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people
Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's
sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they
come and pray in this house;
33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place,
and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for;
that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee,
as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which
I have built is called by thy name.
34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the
way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward
this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have
built for thy name;
35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication,
and maintain their cause.
36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth
not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before
their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land
far off or near;
37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are
carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of
their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss,
and have dealt wickedly;
38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all
their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have
carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou
gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast
chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:
39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place,
their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause,
and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.
40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and
let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this
41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place,
thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God,
be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember
the mercies of David thy servant.