1 Now when Solomon
had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven,
and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the
glory of the LORD filled the house.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD,
because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.
3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came
down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves
with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped,
and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.
4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before
5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand
oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king
and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also
with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king
had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for
ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests
sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was
before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings,
and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar
which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings,
and the meat offerings, and the fat.
8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and
all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering
in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.
9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they
kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven
10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he
sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart
for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to
Solomon, and to Israel his people.
11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's
house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the
house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto
him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to
myself for an house of sacrifice.
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command
the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the
prayer that is made in this place.
16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my
name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall
be there perpetually.
17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy
father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded
thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according
as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall
not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments,
which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods,
and worship them;
20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which
I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for
my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be
a proverb and a byword among all nations.
21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to
every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath
the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God
of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of
Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and
served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
1 And it came to
pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the
house of the LORD, and his own house,
2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon
built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed against it.
4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities,
which he built in Hamath.
5 Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether,
fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and
all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and
all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon,
and throughout all the land of his dominion.
7 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and
the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
which were not of Israel,
8 But of their children, who were left after them in the land,
whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make
to pay tribute until this day.
9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants
for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains,
and captains of his chariots and horsemen.
10 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even
two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.
11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the
city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for
he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king
of Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of
the LORD hath come.
12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the
altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,
13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to
the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons,
and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the
feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in
the feast of tabernacles.
14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father,
the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites
to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests,
as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their
courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.
15 And they departed not from the commandment of the king unto
the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning
16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of
the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished.
So the house of the LORD was perfected.
17 Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, at the sea
side in the land of Edom.
18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and
servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the
servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and
fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
1 And when the
queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove
Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great
company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance,
and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed
with him of all that was in her heart.
2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing
hid from Solomon which he told her not.
3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon,
and the house that he had built,
4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants,
and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his
cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which
he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit
5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard
in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine
eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness
of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that
7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which
stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set
thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because
thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore
made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
9 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold,
and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither
was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.
10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon,
which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious
11 And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house
of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries
for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land
12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire,
whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto
the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she
and her servants.
13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all
the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold
and silver to Solomon.
15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold:
six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.
16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred
shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in
the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid
it with pure gold.
18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool
of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each
side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:
19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other
upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold,
and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were
of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted
of in the days of Solomon.
21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of
Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing
gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon,
to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver,
and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses,
and mules, a rate year by year.
25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots,
and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot
cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto
the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar
trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains
28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out
of all lands.
29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are
they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the
prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo
the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in
the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in