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3 KINGS (1 KINGS) CHAPTERS 1-10
ΚΑΙ ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ πρεσβύτερος προβεβηκὼς ἡμέραις, καὶ περιέβαλλον αὐτὸν ἱματίοις, καὶ οὐκ ἐθερμαίνετο.
2 καὶ εἶπον οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ· ζητησάτωσαν τῷ βασιλεῖ παρθένον νεάνιδα, καὶ παραστήσεται τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ ἔσται αὐτὸν θάλπουσαν καὶ κοιμηθήσεται μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ θερμανθήσεται ὁ κύριός μου ὁ βασιλεύς.
3 καὶ ἐζήτησαν νεάνιδα καλὴν ἐκ παντὸς ὁρίου ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εὗρον τὴν ᾿Αβισὰγ τὴν Σωμανῖτιν καὶ ἤνεγκαν αὐτὴν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα.
4 καὶ ἡ νεᾶνις καλὴ ἕως σφόδρα· καὶ ἦν θάλπουσα τὸν βασιλέα καὶ ἐλειτούργει αὐτῷ, καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς οὐκ ἔγνω αὐτήν.
5 Καὶ ᾿Αδωνίας υἱὸς ᾿Αγγὶθ ἐπῄρετο λέγων· ἐγὼ βασιλεύσω· καὶ ἐποίησεν ἑαυτῷ ἅρματα καὶ ἱππεῖς καὶ πεντήκοντα ἄνδρας παρατρέχειν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ.
6 καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκώλυσεν αὐτὸν ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ οὐδέποτε λέγων· διατὶ σὺ ἐποίησας; καί γε αὐτὸς ὡραῖος τῇ ὄψει σφόδρα, καὶ αὐτὸν ἔτεκεν ὀπίσω ᾿Αβεσσαλώμ.
7 καὶ ἐγένοντο οἱ λόγοι αὐτοῦ μετὰ ᾿Ιωὰβ τοῦ υἱοῦ Σαρουΐας καὶ μετὰ ᾿Αβιάθαρ τοῦ ἱερέως, καὶ ἐβοήθουν ὀπίσω ᾿Αδωνίου·
8 καὶ Σαδὼκ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης καὶ Σεμεΐ καὶ Ρησὶ καὶ υἱοὶ δυνατοὶ τοῦ Δαυὶδ οὐκ ἦσαν ὀπίσω ᾿Αδωνίου.
9 καὶ ἐθυσίασεν ᾿Αδωνίας πρόβατα καὶ μόσχους καὶ ἄρνας παρὰ τὸν λίθον τοῦ Ζωελεθί, ὃς ἦν ἐχόμενα τῆς Ρωγήλ, καὶ ἐκάλεσε πάντας τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἁδροὺς ᾿Ιούδα παῖδας τοῦ βασιλέως·
10 καὶ Νάθαν τὸν προφήτην καὶ Βαναίαν καὶ τοὺς δυνατούς, καὶ τὸν Σαλωμὼν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐκάλεσε.
11 Καὶ εἶπε Νάθαν πρὸς Βηρσαβεὲ μητέρα Σαλωμὼν λέγων· οὐκ ἤκουσας ὅτι ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Αδωνίας υἱὸς ᾿Αγγίθ; καὶ ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν Δαυὶδ οὐκ ἔγνω.
12 καὶ νῦν δεῦρο συμβουλεύσω σοι δὴ συμβουλίαν, καὶ ἐξελοῦ τὴν ψυχήν σου καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ υἱοῦ σου Σαλωμών.
13 δεῦρο εἴσελθε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐρεῖς πρὸς αὐτὸν λέγουσα· οὐχὶ σύ, κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, ὤμοσας τῇ δούλῃ σου λέγων ὅτι ὁ υἱός σου Σαλωμὼν βασιλεύσει μετ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ αὐτὸς καθιεῖται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου; καὶ τί ὅτι ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Αδωνίας;
14 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἔτι λαλούσης σου ἐκεῖ μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἐγὼ εἰσελεύσομαι ὀπίσω σου καὶ πληρώσω τοὺς λόγους σου.
15 καὶ εἰσῆλθε Βηρσαβεὲ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα εἰς τὸ ταμιεῖον, καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς πρεσβύτης σφόδρα, καὶ ᾿Αβισὰγ ἡ Σωμανῖτις ἦν λειτουργοῦσα τῷ βασιλεῖ.
16 καὶ ἔκυψε Βηρσαβεὲ καὶ προσεκύνησε τῷ βασιλεῖ· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· τί ἔστι σοι;
17 ἡ δὲ εἶπε· κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, σὺ ὤμοσας ἐν Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ σου τῇ δούλῃ σου λέγων· ὅτι ὁ υἱός σου Σαλωμὼν βασιλεύσει μετ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ αὐτὸς καθήσεται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου.
18 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ᾿Αδωνίας ἐβασίλευσε, καὶ σύ, κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, οὐκ ἔγνως·
19 καὶ ἐθυσίασε μόσχους καὶ ἄρνας καὶ πρόβατα εἰς πλῆθος καὶ ἐκάλεσε πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ᾿Αβιάθαρ τὸν ἱερέα καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς δυνάμεως, καὶ τὸν Σαλωμὼν τὸν δοῦλόν σου οὐκ ἐκάλεσε.
20 καὶ σύ, κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ παντὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρός σε. ἀπάγγειλαι αὐτοῖς τίς καθήσεται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως μετ᾿ αὐτόν.
21 καὶ ἔσται ὡς ἂν κοιμηθῇ ὁ κύριός μου ὁ βασιλεὺς μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔσομαι ἐγὼ καὶ Σαλωμὼν ὁ υἱὸς μου ἁμαρτωλοί.
22 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἔτι αὐτῆς λαλούσης μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης ἦλθε.
23 καὶ ἀνηγγέλη τῷ βασιλεῖ· ἰδοὺ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης· καὶ εἰσῆλθε κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ προσεκύνησε τῷ βασιλεῖ κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν.
24 καὶ εἶπε Νάθαν· κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, σὺ εἶπας ᾿Αδωνίας βασιλεύσει ὀπίσω μου καὶ αὐτὸς καθήσεται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου;
25 ὅτι κατέβη σήμερον καὶ ἐθυσίασε μόσχους καὶ ἄρνας καὶ πρόβατα εἰς πλῆθος καὶ ἐκάλεσε πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τοὺς ἄρχοντας τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ ᾿Αβιάθαρ τὸν ἱερέα, καὶ ἰδοὺ εἰσὶν ἐσθίοντες καὶ πίνοντες ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπαν· ζήτω ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Αδωνίας.
26 καὶ ἐμὲ αὐτὸν τὸν δοῦλόν σου καὶ Σαδὼκ τὸν ἱερέα καὶ Βαναίαν υἱὸν ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ Σαλωμὼν τὸν δοῦλόν σου οὐκ ἐκάλεσεν.
27 εἰ διὰ τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως γέγονε τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο καὶ οὐκ ἐγνώρισας τῷ δούλῳ σου τίς καθήσεται ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως μετ᾿ αὐτόν;
28 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ καὶ εἶπε· καλέσατέ μοι τὴν Βηρσαβεέ· καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἔστη ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ.
29 καὶ ὤμοσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ εἶπε· ζῇ Κύριος, ὃς ἐλυτρώσατο τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως,
30 ὅτι καθὼς ὤμοσά σοι ἐν Κυρίῳ Θεῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ λέγων ὅτι Σαλωμὼν ὁ υἱός σου βασιλεύσει μετ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ αὐτὸς καθήσεται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου ἀντ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ὅτι οὕτω ποιήσω τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ.
31 καὶ ἔκυψε Βηρσαβεὲ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ προσεκύνησε τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ εἶπε· ζήτω ὁ κύριός μου ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.
32 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυίδ· καλέσατέ μοι Σαδὼκ τὸν ἱερέα καὶ Νάθαν τὸν προφήτην καὶ Βαναίαν υἱὸν ᾿Ιωδαέ· καὶ εἰσῆλθον ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως,
33 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς αὐτοῖς· λάβετε τοὺς δούλους τοῦ κυρίου ὑμῶν μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν καὶ ἐπιβιβάσατε τὸν υἱόν μου Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ τὴν ἡμίονον τὴν ἐμὴν καὶ καταγάγετε αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν Γιών,
34 καὶ χρισάτω αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ Σαδὼκ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ σαλπίσατε κερατίνῃ καὶ ἐρεῖτε· ζήτω ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμών.
35 καὶ καθήσεται ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου καὶ βασιλεύσει ἀντ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἐγὼ ἐνετειλάμην τοῦ εἶναι εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδαν.
36 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ εἶπε· γένοιτο οὕτως· πιστώσαι Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως.
37 καθὼς ἦν Κύριος μετὰ τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως, οὕτως εἴη μετὰ Σαλωμὼν καὶ μεγαλύναι τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ ὑπὲρ τὸν θρόνον τοῦ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως Δαυίδ.
38 καὶ κατέβη Σαδὼκ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης καὶ Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ ὁ Χερεθὶ καὶ ὁ Φελεθὶ καὶ ἐπεκάθισαν τὸν Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ τὴν ἡμίονον τοῦ βασιλέως Δαυὶδ καὶ ἀπήγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν Γιών.
39 καὶ ἔλαβε Σαδὼκ ὁ ἱερεὺς τὸ κέρας τοῦ ἐλαίου ἐκ τῆς σκηνῆς καὶ ἔχρισε τὸν Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐσάλπισε τῇ κερατίνῃ, καὶ εἶπε πᾶς ὁ λαός· ζήτω ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμών.
40 καὶ ἀνέβη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐχόρευον ἐν χοροῖς καὶ εὐφραινόμενοι εὐφροσύνην μεγάλην, καὶ ἐρράγη ἡ γῆ ἐν τῇ φωνῇ αὐτῶν.
41 Καὶ ἤκουσεν ᾿Αδωνίας καὶ πάντες οἱ κλητοὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὐτοὶ συνετέλεσαν φαγεῖν· καὶ ἤκουσεν ᾿Ιωὰβ τὴν φωνὴν τῆς κερατίνης καὶ εἶπε· τίς ἡ φωνὴ τῆς πόλεως ἠχούσης;
42 ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος καὶ ἰδοὺ ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱὸς ᾿Αβιάθαρ τοῦ ἱερέως εἰσῆλθε, καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αδωνίας· εἴσελθε, ὅτι ἀνὴρ δυνάμεως εἶ σύ, καὶ ἀγαθὰ εὐαγγέλισαι.
43 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ εἶπε· καὶ μάλα ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ ἐβασίλευσε τὸν Σαλωμών·
44 καὶ ἀπέστειλε μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸν Σαδὼκ τὸν ἱερέα καὶ Νάθαν τὸν προφήτην καὶ Βαναίαν τὸν υἱὸν ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ τὸν Χερεθὶ καὶ τὸν Φελεθὶ καὶ ἐπεκάθισαν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὴν ἡμίονον τοῦ βασιλέως·
45 καὶ ἔχρισαν αὐτὸν Σαδὼκ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ Νάθαν ὁ προφήτης ἐν τῇ Γιών, καὶ ἀνέβησαν ἐκεῖθεν εὐφραινόμενοι καὶ ἤχησεν ἡ πόλις· αὕτη ἡ φωνὴ ἣν ἠκούσατε.
46 καὶ ἐκάθισε Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ θρόνον βασιλείας,
47 καὶ εἰσῆλθον οἱ δοῦλοι τοῦ βασιλέως εὐλογῆσαι τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ λέγοντες· ἀγαθύναι ὁ Θεὸς τὸ ὄνομα Σαλωμὼν ὑπὲρ τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ μεγαλύναι τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ ὑπὲρ τὸν θρόνον σου· καὶ προσεκύνησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ τὴν κοίτην,
48 καί γε οὕτως εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὃς ἔδωκε σήμερον ἐκ τοῦ σπέρματός μου καθήμενον ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου, καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου βλέπουσι.
49 Καὶ ἐξέστησαν πάντες οἱ κλητοὶ τοῦ ᾿Αδωνίου καὶ ἦλθον ἀνὴρ εἰς τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ.
50 καὶ ᾿Αδωνίας ἐφοβήθη ἀπὸ προσώπου Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἀνέστη καὶ ἀπῆλθε καὶ ἐπελάβετο τῶν κεράτων τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου.
51 καὶ ἀνηγγέλη τῷ Σαλωμὼν λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ ᾿Αδωνίας ἐφοβήθη τὸν βασιλέα Σαλωμὼν καὶ κατέχει τῶν κεράτων τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου λέγων· ὀμοσάτω μοι σήμερον Σαλωμών, εἰ οὐ θανατώσει τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ ἐν ρομφαίᾳ.
52 καὶ εἶπε Σαλωμών· ἐὰν γένηται εἰς υἱὸν δυνάμεων, εἰ πεσεῖται τῶν τριχῶν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν· καὶ ἐὰν κακία εὑρεθῇ ἐν αὐτῷ, θανατωθήσεται.
53 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν καὶ κατήνεγκαν αὐτὸν ἀπάνωθεν τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου· καὶ εἰσῆλθε καὶ προσεκύνησε τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Σαλωμών· δεῦρο εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου.
ΚΑΙ ἤγγισαν αἱ ἡμέραι Δαυὶδ ἀποθανεῖν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀπεκρίνατο Σαλωμὼν υἱῷ αὐτοῦ λέγων·
2 ἐγώ εἰμι πορεύομαι ἐν ὁδῷ πάσης τῆς γῆς· καὶ ἰσχύσεις καὶ ἔσῃ εἰς ἄνδρα.
3 καὶ φυλάξεις φυλακὴν Κυρίου Θεοῦ σου τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτοῦ, φυλάσσειν τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ δικαιώματα καὶ τὰ κρίματα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῶ νόμῳ Μωυσέως· ἵνα συνήσῃς ἃ ποιήσεις κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἂν ἐντείλωμαί σοι,
4 ἵνα στήσῃ Κύριος τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ, ὃν ἐλάλησε λέγων· ἐὰν φυλάξωσιν οἱ υἱοί σου τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτῶν πορεύεσθαι ἐνώπιόν μου ἐν ἀληθείᾳ ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ αὐτῶν λέγων· οὐκ ἐξολοθρευθήσεταί σοι ἀνὴρ ἐπάνωθεν θρόνου ᾿Ισραήλ.
5 καί γε σὺ ἔγνως ὅσα ἐποίησέ μοι ᾿Ιωὰβ υἱὸς Σαρουΐας, ὅσα ἐποίησε τοῖς δυσὶν ἄρχουσι τῶν δυνάμεων ᾿Ισραήλ, τῷ ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱῷ Νὴρ καὶ τῷ ᾿Αμεσσαΐ υἱῷ ᾿Ιεθέρ, καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν αὐτοὺς καὶ ἔταξε τὰ αἵματα πολέμου ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ ἔδωκεν αἷμα ἀθῷον ἐν τῇ ζώνῃ αὐτοῦ τῇ ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν τῷ ὑποδήματι αὐτοῦ τῷ ἐν τῶ ποδὶ αὐτοῦ·
6 καὶ ποιήσεις κατὰ τὴν σοφίαν σου καὶ οὐ κατάξεις τὴν πολιὰν αὐτοῦ ἐν εἰρήνῃ εἰς ᾅδου·
7 καὶ τοῖς υἱοῖς Βερζελλὶ τοῦ Γαλααδίτου ποιήσεις ἔλεος, καὶ ἔσονται ἐν τοῖς ἐσθίουσι τὴν τράπεζάν σου, ὅτι οὕτως ἤγγισάν μοι ἐν τῷ με ἀποδιδράσκειν ἀπὸ προσώπου ᾿Αβεσσαλὼμ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου.
8 καὶ ἰδοὺ μετὰ σοῦ Σεμεΐ υἱὸς Γηρὰ υἱὸς τοῦ ᾿Ιεμενὶ ἐκ Βαουρίμ, καὶ αὐτὸς κατηράσατό με κατάραν ὀδυνηρὰν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ᾗ ἐπορευόμην εἰς Παρεμβολάς, καὶ αὐτὸς κατέβη εἰς ἀπαντήν μου εἰς τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην, καὶ ὤμοσα αὐτῷ ἐν Κυρίῳ λέγων· εἰ θανατώσω σε ἐν ρομφαίᾳ·
9 καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀθῳώσῃς αὐτόν, ὅτι ἀνὴρ σοφὸς εἶ σὺ καὶ γνώσῃ ἃ ποιήσεις αὐτῷ, καὶ κατάξεις τὴν πολιὰν αὐτοῦ ἐν αἵματι εἰς ᾅδου.
10 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Δαυὶδ μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐτάφη ἐν πόλει Δαυίδ.
11 καὶ αἱ ἡμέραι, ἃς ἐβασίλευσε Δαυὶδ ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ τεσσαράκοντα ἔτη· ἐν Χεβρὼν ἐβασίλευσεν ἑπτὰ ἔτη καὶ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ τριακοντατρία ἔτη.
12 Καὶ Σαλωμὼν ἐκάθισεν ἐπὶ θρόνου Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ υἱὸς ἐτῶν δώδεκα καὶ ἡτοιμάσθη ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ σφόδρα.
13 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ᾿Αδωνίας υἱὸς ᾿Αγγὶθ πρὸς Βηρσαβεὲ μητέρα Σαλωμὼν καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῇ. ἡ δὲ εἶπεν· εἰρήνη ἡ εἴσοδός σου; καὶ εἶπεν· εἰρήνη·
14 λόγος μοι πρός σε· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· λάλησον.
15 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· σὺ οἶδας, ὅτι ἐμοὶ ἦν βασιλεία καὶ ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἔθετο πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ εἰς βασιλέα, καὶ ἐστράφη ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἐγένετο τῷ ἀδελφῷ μου, ὅτι παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγενήθη αὐτῷ·
16 καὶ νῦν αἴτησιν μίαν ἐγὼ αἰτοῦμαι παρὰ σοῦ, μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπόν σου. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Βηρσαβεέ· λάλει.
17 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· εἰπὸν δὴ πρὸς Σαλωμὼν τὸν βασιλέα, ὅτι οὐκ ἀποστρέψει τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ σοῦ, καὶ δώσει μοι τὴν ᾿Αβισὰγ τὴν Σωμανῖτιν εἰς γυναῖκα.
18 καὶ εἶπε Βηρσαβεέ· καλῶς· ἐγὼ λαλήσω περὶ σοῦ τῷ βασιλεῖ.
19 καὶ εἰσῆλθε Βηρσαβεὲ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Σαλωμὼν λαλῆσαι αὐτῷ περὶ ᾿Αδωνίου. καὶ ἐξανέστη ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς ἀπαντὴν αὐτῇ καὶ κατεφίλησεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου, καὶ ἐτέθη θρόνος τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ.
20 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· αἴτησιν μίαν μικρὰν ἐγὼ αἰτοῦμαι παρὰ σοῦ, μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπόν σου. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ ὁ βασιλεύς· αἴτησαι, μῆτερ ἐμή, καὶ οὐκ ἀποστρέψω σε.
21 καὶ εἶπε· δοθήτω δὴ ᾿Αβισὰγ ἡ Σωμανῖτις τῷ ᾿Αδωνίᾳ τῷ ἀδελφῷ σου εἰς γυναῖκα.
22 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν καὶ εἶπε τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἱνατί σὺ ᾔτησαι τὴν ᾿Αβισὰγ τῷ ᾿Αδωνίᾳ; καὶ αἴτησαι αὐτῷ τὴν βασιλείαν, ὅτι οὗτος ἀδελφός μου ὁ μέγας ὑπὲρ ἐμέ, καὶ αὐτῷ ᾿Αβιάθαρ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ αὐτῷ ᾿Ιωὰβ υἱὸς Σαρουΐας ἀρχιστράτηγος ἑταῖρος.
23 καὶ ὤμοσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου λέγων· τάδε ποιήσαι μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ τάδε προσθείη, ὅτι κατὰ τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ ἐλάλησεν ᾿Αδωνίας τὸν λόγον τοῦτον·
24 καὶ νῦν ζῇ Κύριος, ὃς ἡτοίμασέ με καὶ ἔθετό με ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐποίησέ μοι οἶκον, καθὼς ἐλάλησε Κύριος, ὅτι σήμερον θανατωθήσεται ᾿Αδωνίας.
25 καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν ἐν χειρὶ Βαναίου υἱοῦ ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ ἀνεῖλεν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀπέθανεν ᾿Αδωνίας ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ.
26 Καὶ τῷ ᾿Αβιάθαρ τῷ ἱερεῖ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· ἀπότρεχε σὺ εἰς ᾿Αναθὼθ εἰς ἀγρόν σου, ὅτι ἀνὴρ θανάτου εἶ σὺ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, καὶ οὐ θανατώσω σε, ὅτι ᾖρας τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐνώπιον τοῦ πατρός μου, καὶ ὅτι ἐκακουχήθης ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐκακουχήθη ὁ πατήρ μου.
27 καὶ ἐξέβαλε Σαλωμὼν τὸν ᾿Αβιάθαρ τοῦ μὴ εἶναι ἱερέα τοῦ Κυρίου, πληρωθῆναι τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου, ὃ ἐλάλησεν ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον ῾Ηλὶ ἐν Σηλώμ.
28 καὶ ἡ ἀκοὴ ἦλθεν ἕως ᾿Ιωὰβ υἱοῦ Σαρουΐας (ὅτι ᾿Ιωὰβ ἦν κεκλικὼς ὀπίσω ᾿Αδωνίου, καὶ ὀπίσω Σαλωμὼν οὐκ ἔκλινε), καὶ ἔφυγεν ᾿Ιωὰβ εἰς τὸ σκήνωμα τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ κατέσχε τῶν κεράτων τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου.
29 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαλωμὼν λέγοντες ὅτι πέφυγεν ᾿Ιωὰβ εἰς τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ ἰδοὺ κατέχει τῶν κεράτων τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου. καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαλωμὼν ὁ βασιλεὺς πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ λέγων· τί γέγονέ σοι, ὅτι πέφυγας εἰς τὸ θυσιαστήριον; καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωάβ· ὅτι ἐφοβήθην ἀπὸ προσώπου σου, καὶ ἔφυγον πρὸς Κύριον. καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαλωμὼν τὸν Βαναίου υἱὸν ᾿Ιωδαὲ λέγων· πορεύου καὶ ἄνελε αὐτὸν καὶ θάψον αὐτόν.
30 καὶ ἦλθε Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ εἰς τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· τάδε λέγει ὁ βασιλεύς· ἔξελθε. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωάβ· οὐκ ἐκπορεύομαι, ὅτι ὧδε ἀποθανοῦμαι. καὶ ἐπέστρεψε Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ εἶπε τῷ βασιλεῖ λέγων· τάδε λελάληκεν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ τάδε ἀποκέκριταί μοι.
31 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεύς· πορεύου καὶ ποίησον αὐτῷ καθὼς εἴρηκε, καὶ ἄνελε αὐτὸν καὶ θάψεις αὐτὸν καὶ ἐξαρεῖς σήμερον τὸ αἷμα, ὃ δωρεὰν ἐξέχεεν ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ πατρός μου·
32 καὶ ἐπέστεψε Κύριος τὸ αἷμα τῆς ἀδικίας αὐτοῦ εἰς κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἀπήντησε τοῖς δυσὶν ἀνθρώποις τοῖς δικαίοις καὶ ἀγαθοῖς ὑπὲρ αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν αὐτοὺς ἐν ρομφαίᾳ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου Δαυὶδ οὐκ ἔγνω τὸ αἷμα αὐτῶν, τὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸν Νὴρ ἀρχιστράτηγον ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ τὸν ᾿Αμεσσὰ υἱὸν ᾿Ιεθὲρ ἀρχιστράτηγον ᾿Ιούδα·
33 καὶ ἐπεστράφη τὰ αἵματα αὐτῶν εἰς κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς κεφαλὴν τοῦ σπέρματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ τῷ Δαυὶδ καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ θρόνῳ αὐτοῦ γένοιτο εἰρήνη ἕως αἰῶνος παρὰ Κυρίου.
34 καὶ ἀνέβη Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ καὶ ἀπήντησε αὐτῷ καὶ ἐθανάτωσεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἔθαψεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ.
35 καὶ ἔδωκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸν Βαναίου υἱὸν ᾿Ιωδαὲ ἀντ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν στρατηγίαν· καὶ ἡ βασιλεία κατωρθοῦτο ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ· καὶ Σαδὼκ τὸν ἱερέα ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς ἱερέα πρῶτον ἀντὶ ᾿Αβιάθαρ.
35α Καὶ ἔδωκε Κύριος φρόνησιν τῷ Σαλωμὼν καὶ σοφίαν πολλὴν σφόδρα καὶ πλάτος καρδίας, ὡς ἡ ἄμμος ἡ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν.
35β καὶ ἐπληθύνθη ἡ φρόνησις Σαλωμὼν σφόδρα ὑπὲρ τὴν φρόνησιν πάντων υἱῶν ἀρχαίων καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντας φρονίμους Αἰγύπτου.
35γ καὶ ἔλαβε τὴν θυγατέρα Φαραὼ καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτὴν εἰς πόλιν Δαυὶδ ἕως συντελέσαι αὐτὸν οἰκοδομῆσαι τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ. καὶ τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου ἐν πρώτοις καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ κυκλόθεν· ἐν ἑπτὰ ἔτεσιν ἐποίησε καὶ συνετέλεσε.
35δ καὶ ἦν τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας αἴροντες ἄρσιν καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας λατόμων ἐν τῷ ὄρει.
35ε καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ τὰ ὑποστηρίγματα καὶ τοὺς λουτῆρας τοὺς μεγάλους καὶ τοὺς στύλους καὶ τὴν κρήνην τῆς αὐλῆς καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν τὴν χαλκῆν.
35ζ καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν ἄκραν καὶ τὰς ἐπάλξεις αὐτῆς καὶ διέκοψε τὴν πόλιν Δαυίδ· οὕτως θυγάτηρ Φαραὼ ἀνέβαινεν ἐκ τῆς πόλεως Δαυὶδ εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησεν αὐτῇ· τότε ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν ἄκραν.
35η καὶ Σαλωμὼν ἀνέφερε τρεῖς ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ ὁλοκαυτώσεις καὶ εἰρηνικὰς ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον, ὃ ᾠκοδόμησε τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ ἐθυμία ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, καὶ συνετέλεσε τὸν οἶκον.
35θ καὶ οὗτοι οἱ ἄρχοντες οἱ καθεσταμένοι ἐπὶ τὰ ἔργα τοῦ Σαλωμών· τρεῖς χιλιάδες καὶ ἑξακόσιοι ἐπιστάται τοῦ λαοῦ τῶν ποιούντων τὰ ἔργα.
35ι καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν ᾿Ασσοὺρ καὶ τὴν Μαγδὼ καὶ τὴν Γαζὲρ καὶ τὴν Βαιθωρὼν τὴν ἐπάνω καὶ τὰ Βααλάθ·
35κ πλὴν μετὰ τὸ οἰκοδομῆσαι αὐτὸν τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ κύκλῳ, μετὰ ταῦτα ᾠκοδόμησε τὰς πόλεις ταύτας. 35λ καὶ ἐν τῷ ἔτι Δαυὶδ ζῆν ἐνετείλατο τῷ Σαλωμὼν λέγων· ἰδοὺ μετὰ σοῦ Σεμεΐ υἱὸς Γηρὰ υἱὸς τοῦ σπέρματος τοῦ ᾿Ιεμενὶ ἐκ Χεβρών·
35μ οὗτος κατηράσατό με κατάραν ὀδυνηρὰν ἐν ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ ἐπορευόμην εἰς Παρεμβολάς,
35ν καὶ αὐτὸς κατέβαινεν εἰς ἀπαντὴν μοι ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην καὶ ὤμοσα αὐτῷ κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου λέγων· εἰ θανατωθήσεται ἐν ρομφαίᾳ·
35ξ καὶ νῦν μὴ ἀθωώσῃς αὐτόν, ὅτι ἀνὴρ φρόνιμος σὺ καὶ γνώσῃ ἃ ποιήσεις αὐτῷ, καὶ κατάξεις τὴν πολιὰν αὐτοῦ ἐν αἵματι εἰς ᾅδου.
36 Καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸν Σεμεΐ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· οἰκοδόμησον σεαυτῷ οἶκον ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ κάθου ἐκεῖ καὶ οὐκ ἐξελεύσῃ ἐκεῖθεν οὐδαμοῦ·
37 καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς ἐξόδου σου καὶ διαβήσῃ τὸν χειμάρρουν Κέδρων, γινώσκων γνώσῃ ὅτι θανάτῳ ἀποθανῇ, τὸ αἷμά σου ἔσται ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλήν σου. καὶ ὥρκισεν αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ.
38 καὶ εἶπε Σεμεΐ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἀγαθὸν τὸ ρῆμα, ὃ ἐλάλησας, κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ· οὕτω ποιήσει ὁ δοῦλός σου. καὶ ἐκάθισε Σεμεΐ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ τρία ἔτη.
39 καὶ ἐγενήθη μετὰ τὰ τρία ἔτη καὶ ἀπέδρασαν δύο δοῦλοι τοῦ Σεμεΐ πρὸς ᾿Αγχοὺς υἱὸν Μααχὰ βασιλέα Γέθ, καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σεμεΐ λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ οἱ δοῦλοί σου ἐν Γέθ.
40 καὶ ἀνέστη Σεμεΐ καὶ ἐπέσαξε τὴν ὄνον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς Γὲθ πρὸς ᾿Αγχοὺς τοῦ ἐκζητῆσαι τοὺ δούλους αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπορεύθη Σεμεΐ καὶ ἤγαγε τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ ἐκ Γέθ.
41 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαλωμὼν λέγοντες ὅτι ἐπορεύθη Σεμεΐ ἐξ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ εἰς Γέθ, καὶ ἀπέστρεψε τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ,
42 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸν Σεμεΐ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· οὐχὶ ὥρκισά σε κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ ἐπεμαρτυράμην σοι λέγων· ἐν ᾗ ἂν ἡμέρᾳ ἐξέλθῃς ἐξ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ πορευθῇς εἰς δεξιὰ ἢ ἀριστερά, γινώσκων γνώσῃ ὅτι θανάτῳ ἀποθανῇ;
43 καὶ τί ὅτι οὐκ ἐφύλαξας τὸν ὅρκον Κυρίου καὶ τὴν ἐντολήν, ἣν ἐνετειλάμην κατὰ σοῦ;
44 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς πρὸς Σεμεΐ· σὺ οἶδας πᾶσαν τὴν κακίαν σου, ἣν οἶδεν ἡ καρδία σου, ἃ ἐποίησας Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου, καὶ ἀνταπέδωκε Κύριος τὴν κακίαν σου εἰς κεφαλήν σου·
45 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν εὐλογημένος, καὶ ὁ θρόνος Δαυὶδ ἔσται ἕτοιμος ἐνώπιον Κυρίου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.
46 καὶ ἐνετείλατο ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν τῷ Βαναίᾳ υἱῷ ᾿Ιωδαέ, καὶ ἐξῆλθε καὶ ἀνεῖλεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέθανε.
46α Καὶ ἦν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν φρόνιμος σφόδρα, καὶ σοφός, καὶ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πολλοὶ σφόδρα, ὡς ἡ ἄμμος ἡ ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης εἰς πλῆθος, ἐσθίοντες καὶ πίνοντες καὶ χαίροντες.
46β καὶ Σαλωμὼν ἦν ἄρχων ἐν πάσαις ταῖς βασιλείαις, καὶ ἦσαν προσφέροντες δῶρα καὶ ἐδούλευον τῷ Σαλωμὼν πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς αὐτοῦ.
46γ καὶ Σαλωμὼν ἤρξατο ἀνοίγειν τὰ δυναστεύματα τοῦ Λιβάνου,
46δ καὶ αὐτὸς ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν Θερμαὶ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμω.
46ε καὶ τοῦτο τὸ ἄριστον τῷ Σαλωμών· τριάκοντα κόροι σεμιδάλεως καὶ ἑξήκοντα κόροι ἀλεύρου κεκοπανισμένου, δέκα μόσχοι ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ εἴκοσι βόες νομάδες καὶ ἑκατὸν πρόβατα, ἐκτὸς ἐλάφων καὶ δορκάδων καὶ ὀρνίθων ἐκλεκτῶν νομάδων·
46ζ ὅτι ἦν ἄρχων ἐν παντὶ πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀπὸ Ραφὶ ἕως Γάζης, ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς βασιλεῦσι πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ·
46η καὶ ἦν αὐτῷ εἰρήνη ἐκ πάντων τῶν μερῶν αὐτοῦ κυκλόθεν, καὶ κατῴκει ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πεποιθότες ἕκαστος ὑπὸ τὴν ἄμπελον αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑπὸ τὴν συκῆν αὐτοῦ, ἐσθίοντες καὶ πίνοντες καὶ ἑορτάζοντες ἀπὸ Δὰν καὶ ἕως Βηρσαβεὲ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας Σαλωμών.
46θ καὶ οὗτοι οἱ ἄρχοντες τοῦ Σαλωμών· ᾿Αζαρίου υἱὸς Σαδὼκ τοῦ ἱερέως καὶ ᾿Ορνίου υἱὸς Νάθαν ἄρχων τῶν ἐφεστηκότων καὶ ᾿Εδρὰμ ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ καὶ Σουβὰ γραμματεὺς καὶ Βασὰ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιθαλὰμ ἀναμιμνήσκων καὶ ᾿Αβὶ υἱὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ ἀρχιστράτηγος καὶ ᾿Αχιρὲ υἱὸς ᾿Εδραΐ ἐπὶ τὰς ἄρσεις καὶ Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ ἐπὶ τῆς αὐλαρχίας καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ πλινθίου καὶ Ζαχοὺρ υἱὸς Νάθαν ὁ σύμβουλος.
46ι καὶ ἦσαν τῷ Σαλωμὼν τεσσαράκοντα χιλιάδες τοκάδες ἵπποι εἰς ἅρματα καὶ δώδεκα χιλιάδες ἵππων.
46κ καὶ ἦν ἄρχων ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ἀπὸ τοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ ἕως γῆς ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἕως ὁρίων Αἰγύπτου.
46λ καὶ Σαλωμὼν υἱὸς Δαυὶδ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδα ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
Τῆς δὲ βασιλείας ἑδρασθείσης ἐν χειρὶ Σαλωμὼν ἐπιγαμίαν ἐποιήσατο Σαλωμὼν πρὸς Φαραὼ βασιλέα Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἔλαβε τὴν θυγατέρα Φαραὼ καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὴν πόλιν Δαυίδ, ἕως οὗ συνετέλεσεν οἰκοδομῶν τὸν οἶκον ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ κύκλῳ.
2 Πλὴν ὁ λαὸς ἦσαν θυμιῶντες ἐπὶ τοῖς ὑψηλοῖς, ὅτι οὐκ ᾠκοδομήθη οἶκος τῷ Κυρίῳ ἕως τοῦ νῦν.
3 καὶ ἠγάπησε Σαλωμὼν τὸν Κύριον πορεύεσθαι ἐν τοῖς προστάγμασι Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, πλὴν ἐν τοῖς ὑψηλοῖς ἔθυε καὶ ἐθυμία.
4 καὶ ἀνέστη καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς Γαβαὼν θῦσαι ἐκεῖ, ὅτι αὕτη ὑψηλοτάτη καὶ μεγάλη· χιλίαν ὁλοκαύτωσιν ἀνήνεγκε Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον ἐν Γαβαών.
5 καὶ ὤφθη Κύριος τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἐν ὕπνῳ τὴν νύκτα, καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Σαλωμών· αἴτησαί τι αἴτημα σεαυτῷ.
6 καὶ εἶπεν Σαλωμών· σὺ ἐποίησας μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου ἔλεος μέγα, καθὼς διῆλθεν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐν ἀληθείᾳ καὶ ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ἐν εὐθύτητι καρδίας μετὰ σοῦ, καὶ ἐφύλαξας αὐτῷ τὸ ἔλεος τὸ μέγα τοῦτο δοῦναι τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη·
7 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, σὺ ἔδωκας τὸν δοῦλόν σου ἀντὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου, καὶ ἐγώ εἰμι παιδάριον μικρὸν καὶ οὐκ οἶδα τὴν ἔξοδόν μου καὶ τὴν εἴσοδόν μου,
8 ὁ δὲ δοῦλός σου ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ λαοῦ σου, ὃν ἐξελέξω λαὸν πολύν, ὃς οὐκ ἀριθμηθήσεται.
9 καὶ δώσεις τῷ δούλῳ σου καρδίαν ἀκούειν καὶ διακρίνειν τὸν λαόν σου ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ τοῦ συνιεῖν ἀνὰ μέσον ἀγαθοῦ καὶ κακοῦ· ὅτι τίς δυνηθήσεται κρίνειν τὸν λαόν σου τὸν βαρὺν τοῦτον;
10 καὶ ἤρεσεν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, ὅτι ᾐτήσατο Σαλωμὼν τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο,
11 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς αὐτόν· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ᾐτήσω παρ᾿ ἐμοῦ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο καὶ οὐκ ᾐτήσω σεαυτῷ ἡμέρας πολλὰς καὶ οὐκ ᾐτήσω πλοῦτον, οὐδὲ ᾐτήσω ψυχὰς ἐχθρῶν σου, ἀλλ᾿ ᾐτήσω σεαυτῷ τοῦ συνιεῖν τοῦ εἰσακούειν κρίμα,
12 ἰδοὺ πεποίηκα κατὰ τὸ ρῆμά σου· ἰδοὺ δέδωκά σοι καρδίαν φρονίμην καὶ σοφήν, ὡς σὺ οὐ γέγονεν ἔμπροσθέν σου καὶ μετὰ σὲ οὐκ ἀναστήσεται ὅμοιός σοι.
13 καὶ ἃ οὐκ ᾐτήσω, δέδωκά σοι, καὶ πλοῦτον καὶ δόξαν, ὡς οὐ γέγονεν ἀνὴρ ὅμοιός σοι ἐν βασιλεῦσι·
14 καὶ ἐὰν πορευθῇς ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ μου φυλάσσειν τὰς ἐντολάς μου καὶ τὰ προστάγματά μου, ὡς ἐπορεύθη Δαυὶδ ὁ πατήρ σου, καὶ πληθυνῶ τὰς ἡμέρας σου.
15 καὶ ἐξυπνίσθη Σαλωμών, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐνύπνιον· καὶ ἀνέστη καὶ παραγίνεται εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἔστη κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου τοῦ κατὰ πρόσωπον κιβωτοῦ διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐν Σιὼν καὶ ἀνήγαγεν ὁλοκαυτώσεις καὶ ἐποίησεν εἰρηνικὰς καὶ ἐποίησε πότον μέγα ἑαυτῷ καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ.
16 Τότε ὤφθησαν δύο γυναῖκες πόρναι τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ ἔστησαν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ.
17 καὶ εἶπεν ἡ γυνὴ μία· ἐν ἐμοί, κύριε· ἐγὼ καὶ ἡ γυνὴ αὕτη ᾠκοῦμεν ἐν οἴκῳ ἑνὶ καὶ ἐτέκομεν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ.
18 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ τεκούσης μου, ἔτεκε καὶ ἡ γυνὴ αὕτη· καὶ ἡμεῖς κατὰ τὸ αὐτό, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν οὐθεὶς μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν πάρεξ ἀμφοτέρων ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ.
19 καὶ ἀπέθανεν ὁ υἱὸς τῆς γυναικὸς ταύτης τὴν νύκτα, ὡς ἐπεκοιμήθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν·
20 καὶ ἀνέστη μέσης τῆς νυκτὸς καὶ ἔλαβε τὸν υἱόν μου ἐκ τῶν ἀγκαλῶν μου καὶ ἐκοίμισεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ αὐτῆς καὶ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτῆς τὸν τεθνηκότα ἐκοίμισεν ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ μου.
21 καὶ ἀνέστην τὸ πρωΐ θηλάσαι τὸν υἱόν μου, καὶ ἐκεῖνος ἦν τεθνηκώς· καὶ ἰδοὺ κατενόησα αὐτὸν πρωΐ, καὶ ἰδοὺ οὐκ ἦν ὁ υἱός μου, ὃν ἔτεκον.
22 καὶ εἶπεν ἡ γυνὴ ἡ ἑτέρα· οὐχί, ἀλλὰ ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ζῶν, ὁ δὲ υἱός σου ὁ τεθνηκώς. καὶ ἐλάλησαν ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως.
23 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς αὐταῖς· σὺ λέγεις· οὗτος ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ζῶν, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς ταύτης ὁ τεθνηκώς. καὶ σὺ λέγεις· οὐχί, ἀλλὰ ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ζῶν, καὶ ὁ υἱός σου ὁ τεθνηκώς.
24 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· λάβετέ μοι μάχαιραν· καὶ προσήνεγκαν τὴν μάχαιραν ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως.
25 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· διέλετε τὸ παιδίον τὸ ζῶν τὸ θηλάζον εἰς δύο καὶ δότε τὸ ἥμισυ αὐτοῦ ταύτῃ καὶ τὸ ἥμισυ αὐτοῦ ταύτῃ.
26 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ἡ γυνή, ἧς ἦν ὁ υἱὸς ὁ ζῶν, καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα, ὅτι ἐταράχθη ἡ μήτρα αὐτῆς ἐπὶ τῷ υἱῷ αὐτῆς, καὶ εἶπεν· ἐν ἐμοί, κύριε, δότε αὐτῇ τὸ παιδίον καὶ θανάτῳ μὴ θανατώσητε αὐτό· καὶ αὕτη εἶπε· μήτε ἐμοὶ μήτε αὐτῇ ἔστω, διέλετε.
27 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ εἶπε· δότε τὸ παιδίον τῇ εἰπούσῃ· δότε αὐτῇ αὐτὸ καὶ θανάτῳ μὴ θανατώσητε αὐτό· αὕτη ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ.
28 καὶ ἤκουσαν πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸ κρίμα τοῦτο, ὃ ἔκρινεν ὁ βασιλεύς, καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ βασιλέως, ὅτι εἶδον ὅτι φρόνησις Θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ τοῦ ποιεῖν δικαίωμα.
ΚΑΙ ἦν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν βασιλεύων ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.
2 καὶ οὗτοι ἄρχοντες οἳ ἦσαν αὐτῷ. ᾿Αζαρίας υἱὸς Σαδὼκ
3 καὶ ᾿Ελιαρὲφ καὶ ᾿Αχιὰ υἱὸς Σαβὰ γραμματεῖς. καὶ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιλὶδ ἀναμιμνήσκων
4 καὶ Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ ἐπὶ τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ Σαδὼκ καὶ ᾿Αβιάθαρ ἱερεῖς
5 καὶ ᾿Ορνία υἱὸς Νάθαν ἐπὶ τῶν καθεσταμένων καὶ Ζαβούθ υἱὸς Νάθαν ἑταῖρος τοῦ βασιλέως
6 καὶ ᾿Αχιὴλ ἦν οἰκονόμος καὶ ᾿Ελιὰβ υἱὸς Σὰφ ἐπὶ τῆς πατριᾶς καὶ ᾿Αδωνιρὰμ υἱὸς ᾿Εφρὰ ἐπὶ τῶν φόρων.
7 καὶ τῷ Σαλωμὼν δώδεκα καθεσταμένοι ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραὴλ χορηγεῖν τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ· μῆνα ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ ἐγίνετο ἐπὶ τὸν ἕνα χορηγεῖν.
8 καὶ ταῦτα τὰ ὀνόματα αὐτῶν· Βενὼρ ἐν ὄρει ᾿Εφραίμ, εἷς·
9 υἱὸς Δακὰρ ἐν Μαχεμὰς καὶ ἐν Σαλαβὶν καὶ Βαιθσαμὺς καὶ Αἰλὼν ἕως Βηθανάν, εἷς·
10 υἱὸς ᾿Εσδὶ ἐν ᾿Αραβώθ, αὐτοῦ Σωχὼ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ ᾿Οφέρ·
11 Χαναδὰβ καὶ ᾿Αναφαθέ, ἀνὴρ Ταβλήθ, θυγάτηρ Σαλωμὼν ἦν αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα, εἷς·
12 Βαανὰ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιλὶδ Θαανὰχ καὶ Μαγεδδὼ καὶ πᾶς ὁ οἶκος Σὰν ὁ παρὰ Σεσαθὰν ὑποκάτω τοῦ ᾿Εσραὲ καὶ ἐκ Βηθσὰν ἕως Σαβελμαουλᾶ, ἕως Μαεβὲρ Λουκάμ, εἷς·
13 υἱὸς Γαβὲρ ἐν Ρεμὰθ Γαλαάδ, τούτῳ σχοίνισμα ᾿Ερεγαβά, ἣ ἐν τῇ Βασάν, ἑξήκοντα πόλεις μεγάλαι τειχήρεις καὶ μοχλοὶ χαλκοῖ, εἷς·
14 ᾿Αχιναδὰβ υἱὸς Σαδδὼ Μααναΐμ, εἷς·
15 ᾿Αχιμαὰς ἐν Νεφθαλίμ, καὶ οὗτος ἔλαβε τὴν Βασεμμὰθ θυγατέρα Σαλωμὼν εἰς γυναῖκα, εἷς·
16 Βαανᾶ υἱὸς Χουσὶ ἐν ᾿Ασὴρ καὶ ἐν Βααλώθ, εἷς·
17 Σαμαὰ υἱὸς ᾿Ηλὰ ἐν τῷ Βενιαμίν·
18 Γαβὲρ υἱὸς ᾿Αδαΐ ἐν τῇ γῇ Γάδ, καὶ Σηὼν βασιλέως τοῦ ᾿Εσεβὼν καὶ ῍Ωγ βασιλέως τοῦ Βασάν· καὶ νασὶφ εἷς ἐν γῇ ᾿Ιούδα·
19 ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ υἱὸς Φουασοὺδ ἐν ᾿Ισσάχαρ.
20 Καὶ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πολλοὶ ὡς ἡ ἄμμος ἡ ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης εἰς πλῆθος ἔσθοντες καὶ πίνοντες καὶ εὐφραινόμενοι.
ΚΑΙ Σαλωμὼν ἦν ἐξουσιάζων ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς βασιλείοις ἀπὸ τοῦ ποταμοῦ γῆς ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἕως ὁρίου Αἰγύπτου προσεγγίζοντες δῶρα καὶ δουλεύοντες τῷ Σαλωμὼν πάσας ἡμέρας ζωῆς αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἐχορήγουν οἱ καθεσταμένοι οὕτως τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμὼν καὶ πάντα τὰ διαγγέλματα ἐπὶ τὴν τράπεζαν τοῦ βασιλέως, ἕκαστος μῆνα αὐτοῦ, οὐ παραλλάσσουσι λόγον·
2 καὶ τὰς κριθὰς καὶ τὸ ἄχυρον τοῖς ἵπποις καὶ τοῖς ἅρμασιν ᾖρον εἰς τὸν τόπον, οὗ ἂν ᾖ ὁ βασιλεύς, ἕκαστος κατὰ τὴν σύνταξιν αὐτοῦ. καὶ ταῦτα τὰ δέοντα τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ μιᾷ· τριάκοντα κόροι σεμιδάλεως καὶ ἑξήκοντα κόροι ἀλεύρου κεκοπανισμένου.
3 καὶ δέκα μόσχοι ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ εἴκοσι βόες νομάδες καὶ ἑκατὸν πρόβατα ἐκτὸς ἐλάφων καὶ δορκάδων ἐκλεκτῶν, σιτευτά·
4 ὅτι ἦν ἄρχων πέραν ποταμοῦ, καὶ ἦν αὐτῷ εἰρήνη ἐκ πάντων τῶν μερῶν κυκλόθεν.
5 Καὶ ἔδωκε Κύριος φρόνησιν τῷ Σαλωμὼν καὶ σοφίαν πολλὴν σφόδρα καὶ χύμα καρδίας ὡς ἡ ἄμμος ἡ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν.
10 καὶ ἐπληθύνθη Σαλωμὼν σφόδρα ὑπὲρ τὴν φρόνησιν πάντων ἀρχαίων ἀνθρώπων καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντας φρονίμους Αἰγύπτου
11 καὶ ἐσοφίσατο ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ ἐσοφίσατο ὑπὲρ Γαιθὰν τὸν Ζαρείτην καὶ τὸν Αἰνὰν καὶ τὸν Χαλκὰλ καὶ Δαρδὰ υἱοὺς Μάλ.
12 καὶ ἐλάλησε Σαλωμὼν τρισχιλίας παραβολάς, καὶ ἦσαν ᾠδαὶ αὐτοῦ πεντακισχίλιαι.
13 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ξύλων ἀπὸ τῆς κέδρου τῆς ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ καὶ ἕως τῆς ὑσσώπου τῆς ἐκπορευομένης διὰ τοῦ τοίχου καὶ ἐλάλησε περὶ τῶν κτηνῶν καὶ περὶ τῶν πετεινῶν καὶ περὶ τῶν ἑρπετῶν καὶ περὶ τῶν ἰχθύων.
14 καὶ παρεγίνοντο πάντες οἱ λαοὶ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς σοφίας Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐλάμβανε δῶρα παρὰ πάντων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς, ὅσοι ἤκουον τῆς σοφίας αὐτοῦ.
14α Καὶ ἔλαβε Σαλωμὼν τὴν θυγατέρα Φαραὼ αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὴν πόλιν Δαυὶδ ἕως συντελέσαι αὐτὸν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
14β τότε ἀνέβη Φαραὼ βασιλεὺς Αἰγύπτου καὶ προκατελάβετο τὴν Γαζὲρ καὶ ἐνεπύρισεν αὐτὴν καὶ τὸν Χανανίτην τὸν κατοικοῦντα ἐν Μεργάβ, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὰς Φαραὼ ἀποστολὰς θυγατρὶ αὐτοῦ γυναικὶ Σαλωμών, καὶ Σαλωμὼν ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν Γαζέρ.
15 Καὶ ἀπέστειλε Χιρὰμ βασιλεὺς Τύρου τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ χρῖσαι τὸν Σαλωμὼν ἀντὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἀγαπῶν ἦν Χιρὰμ τὸν Δαυὶδ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας.
16 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαλωμὼν πρὸς Χιρὰμ λέγων·
17 σὺ οἶδας τὸν πατέρα μου Δαυὶδ ὅτι οὐκ ἠδύνατο οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ μου ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν πολέμων τῶν κυκλωσάντων αὐτὸν ἕως τοῦ δοῦναι Κύριον αὐτοὺς ὑπὸ τὰ ἴχνη τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.
18 καὶ νῦν ἀνέπαυσε Κύριος ὁ Θεός μου ἐμοὶ κυκλόθεν· οὐκ ἔστιν ἐπίβουλος καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἁμάρτημα πονηρόν.
19 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ λέγω οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ μου, καθὼς ἐλάλησε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς πρὸς Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα μου, λέγων· ὁ υἱός σου, ὃν δώσω ἀντὶ σοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον σου, οὗτος οἰκοδομήσει τὸν οἴκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου.
20 καὶ νῦν ἔντειλαι καὶ κοψάτωσάν μοι ξύλα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου, καὶ ἰδοὺ οἱ δοῦλοί μου μετὰ τῶν δούλων σου· καὶ τὸν μισθὸν δουλείας σου δώσω σοι κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἂν εἴπῃς, ὅτι σὺ οἶδας ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν εἰδὼς ξύλα κόπτειν καθὼς οἱ Σιδώνιοι.
21 καὶ ἐγενήθη καθὼς ἤκουσε Χιρὰμ τῶν λόγων Σαλωμών, ἐχάρη σφόδρα καὶ εἶπεν· εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεὸς σήμερον, ὃς ἔδωκε τῷ Δαυὶδ υἱὸν φρόνιμον ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν τὸν πολὺν τοῦτον
22 καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς Σαλωμὼν λέγων· ἀκήκοα περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀπέσταλκας πρός με· ἐγὼ ποιήσω πᾶν θέλημά σου, ξύλα κέδρινα καὶ πεύκινα·
23 οἱ δοῦλοί μου κατάξουσιν αὐτὰ ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν, ἐγὼ θήσομαι αὐτὰ σχεδίας ἕως τοῦ τόπου, οὗ ἐὰν ἀποστείλῃς πρός με, καὶ ἐκτινάξω αὐτὰ ἐκεῖ, καὶ σὺ ἀρεῖς· καὶ ποιήσεις τὸ θέλημά μου, τοῦ δοῦναι ἄρτους τῷ οἴκῳ μου.
24 καὶ ἦν Χιρὰμ διδοὺς τῷ Σαλωμὼν κέδρους καὶ πεύκας καὶ πᾶν θέλημα αὐτοῦ.
25 καὶ Σαλωμὼν ἔδωκε τῷ Χιρὰμ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας κόρους πυροῦ καὶ μαχεὶρ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας βαὶθ ἐλαίου κεκομμένου· κατὰ τοῦτο ἐδίδου Σαλωμὼν τῷ Χιρὰμ κατ᾿ ἐνιαυτόν.
26 καὶ Κύριος ἔδωκε σοφίαν τῷ Σαλωμών, καθὼς ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ· καὶ ἦν εἰρήνη ἀνὰ μέσον Χιρὰμ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον Σαλωμών, καὶ διέθεντο διαθήκην ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτῶν.
27 καὶ ἀνήνεγκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς φόρον ἐκ παντὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἦν ὁ φόρος τριάκοντα χιλιάδες ἀνδρῶν.
28 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸν Λίβανον, δέκα χιλιάδες ἐν τῷ μηνί, ἀλλασσόμενοι, μῆνα ἦσαν ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ καὶ δύο μῆνας ἐν οἴκῳ αὐτῶν· καὶ ᾿Αδωνιρὰμ ἐπὶ τοῦ φόρου.
29 καὶ ἦν τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδες αἴροντες ἄρσιν καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδες λατόμων ἐν τῷ ὄρει,
30 χωρὶς τῶν ἀρχόντων τῶν καθεσταμένων ἐπὶ τῶν ἔργων τῷ Σαλωμών, τρεῖς χιλιάδες καὶ ἑξακόσιοι ἐπιστάται οἱ ποιοῦντες τὰ ἔργα.
32 καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τοὺς λίθους καὶ τὰ ξύλα τρία ἔτη.
ΚΑΙ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ τεσσαρακοστῷ καὶ τετρακοσιοστῷ ἔτει τῆς ἐξόδου υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, τῷ ἔτει τῷ τετάρτῳ ἐν μηνὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ βασιλεύοντος τοῦ βασιλέως Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ,
1α καὶ ἐνετείλατο ὁ βασιλεὺς ἵνα αἴρωσι λίθους μεγάλους τιμίους εἰς τὸν θεμέλιον τοῦ οἴκου, καὶ λίθους ἀπελεκήτους.
1β καὶ ἐπελέκησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Σαλωμὼν καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Χιρὰμ καὶ ἔβαλαν αὐτούς.
1γ ἐν τῷ ἔτει τῷ τετάρτῳ ἐθεμελίωσε τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου ἐν μηνὶ Νισώ, καὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ μηνὶ
1δ ἐν ἑνδεκάτῳ ἐνιαυτῷ, ἐν μηνὶ Βαὰλ (οὗτος ὁ μὴν ὁ ὄγδοος) συνετελέσθη ὁ οἶκος εἰς πάντα λόγον αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς πᾶσαν διάταξιν αὐτοῦ.
2 καὶ ὁ οἶκος, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ Κυρίῳ, τεσσαράκοντα ἐν πήχει μῆκος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἴκοσιν ἐν πήχει πλάτος αὐτοῦ καὶ πέντε καὶ εἴκοσιν ἐν πήχει τὸ ὕψος αὐτοῦ.
3 καὶ τὸ αἰλὰμ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ ναοῦ, εἴκοσιν ἐν πήχει μῆκος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ πλάτος τοῦ οἴκου καὶ δέκα ἐν πήχει τὸ πλάτος αὐτοῦ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ οἴκου. καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὸν οἶκον καὶ συνετέλεσεν αὐτόν.
4 καὶ ἐποίησε τῷ οἴκῳ θυρίδας παρακυπτομένας κρυπτάς.
5 καὶ ἔδωκεν ἐπὶ τὸν τοῖχον τοῦ οἴκου μέλαθρα κυκλόθεν τῷ ναῷ καὶ τῷ δαβὶρ καὶ ἐποίησε πλευρὰς κυκλόθεν.
6 ἡ πλευρὰ ἡ ὑποκάτω πέντε πήχεων ἐν πήχει τὸ πλάτος αὐτῆς, καὶ τὸ μέσον ἕξ, καὶ ἡ τρίτη ἑπτὰ ἐν πήχει τὸ πλάτος αὐτῆς· ὅτι διάστημα ἔδωκε τῷ οἴκῳ κυκλόθεν ἔξωθεν τοῦ οἴκου, ὅπως μὴ ἐπιλαμβάνωνται τῶν τοίχων τοῦ οἴκου.
7 καὶ ὁ οἶκος ἐν τῷ οἰκοδομεῖσθαι αὐτὸν λίθοις ἀκροτόμοις ἀργοῖς ᾠκοδομήθη, καὶ σφῦρα καὶ πέλεκυς καὶ πᾶν σκεῦος σιδηροῦν οὐκ ἠκούσθη ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ ἐν τῷ οἰκοδομεῖσθαι αὐτόν.
8 καὶ ὁ πυλὼν τῆς πλευρᾶς τῆς ὑποκάτωθεν ὑπὸ τὴν ὠμίαν τοῦ οἴκου τὴν δεξιάν, καὶ ἑλικτὴ ἀνάβασις εἰς τὸ μέσον καὶ ἐκ τῆς μέσης ἐπὶ τὰ τριώροφα,
9 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὸν οἶκον καὶ συνετέλεσεν αὐτόν· καὶ ἐκοιλοστάθμησε τὸν οἶκον κέδροις.
10 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τοὺς ἐνδέσμους δι᾿ ὅλου τοῦ οἴκου πέντε ἐν πήχει τὸ ὕψος αὐτοῦ, καὶ συνέσχε τὸν σύνδεσμον ἐν ξύλοις κεδρίνοις.
11 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος Κυρίου πρὸς Σαλωμὼν λέγων·
12 ὁ οἶκος οὗτος, ὃν σὺ οἰκοδομεῖς, ἐὰν ὁδεύῃς τοῖς προστάγμασί μου καὶ τὰ κρίματά μου ποιῇς καὶ φυλάσσῃς πάσας τὰς ἐντολάς μου ἀναστρέφεσθαι ἐν αὐταῖς, στήσω τὸν λόγον μου, ὃν ἐλάλησα πρὸς Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα σου
13 καὶ κατασκηνώσω ἐν μέσῳ υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οὐκ ἐγκαταλείψω τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραήλ.
14 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε Σαλωμὼν τὸν οἶκον καὶ συνετέλεσε αὐτόν.
15 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τοὺς τοίχους τοῦ οἴκου ἔσωθεν διὰ ξύλων κεδρίνων ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐδάφους τοῦ οἴκου καὶ ἕως τῶν τοίχων καὶ ἕως τῶν δοκῶν· ἐκοιλοστάθμησε συνεχόμενα ξύλοις ἔσωθεν καὶ περιέσχε τὸ ἔσω τοῦ οἴκου ἐν πλευραῖς πευκίναις.
16 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τοὺς εἴκοσι πήχεις ἀπ᾿ ἄκρου τοῦ τοίχου τὸ πλευρὸν τὸ ἓν ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐδάφους ἕως τῶν δοκῶν, καὶ ἐποίησε ἐκ τοῦ δαβὶρ εἰς τὸ ἅγιον τῶν ἁγίων.
17 καὶ τεσσαράκοντα πήχεων ἦν ὁ ναὸς ὁ ἐσώτατος
18 καὶ διὰ κέδρου πρὸς τὸν οἶκον ἔσω πλοκὴν ἐπαναστήσεις καὶ πέταλον καὶ ἀνάγλυφα πάντα κέδρινα οὐκ ἐφαίνετο λίθος.
19 κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβὶρ ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ οἴκου ἔσωθεν δοῦναι ἐκεῖ τὴν κιβωτὸν διαθήκης Κυρίου.
20 εἴκοσι πήχεις μῆκος καὶ εἴκοσι πήχεις πλάτος καὶ εἴκοσι πήχεις τὸ ὕψος αὐτοῦ, καὶ παριέσχεν αὐτὸ χρυσίῳ συγκεκλεισμένῳ. καὶ ἐποίησε θυσιαστήριον κέδρου
21 καὶ περιεπύλωσε Σαλωμὼν τὸν οἶκον ἔνδοθεν χρυσίῳ ἀποκλειστῷ καὶ παρήγαγεν ἐν καθηλώμασι χρυσίου.
21 κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβίρ, καὶ περιέσχεν αὐτὸ χρυσίῳ.
22 καὶ ὅλον τὸν οἶκον περιέσχε χρυσίῳ ἕως συντελείας παντὸς τοῦ οἴκου καὶ ὅλον τὸ ἔσω τοῦ δαβὶρ ἐπετάλωσε χρυσίῳ.
23 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐν τῷ δαβὶρ δύο Χερουβὶμ δέκα πήχεων μέγεθος ἐσταθμωμένον.
24 καὶ πέντε πήχεων πτερύγιον τοῦ Χερουβὶμ τοῦ ἑνὸς καὶ πέντε πήχεων πτερύγιον αὐτοῦ τὸ δεύτερον, ἐν πήχει δέκα ἀπὸ μέρους πτερυγίου αὐτοῦ εἰς μέρος πτερυγίου αὐτοῦ·
25 οὕτως τῷ Χερουβὶμ τῷ δευτέρῳ, ἐν μέτρῳ ἑνὶ συντέλεια μία ἀμφοτέροις.
26 καὶ τὸ ὕψος τοῦ Χεροὺβ τοῦ ἑνὸς δέκα ἐν πήχει, καὶ οὕτω τῷ Χεροὺβ τῷ δευτέρῳ.
27 καὶ ἀμφότερα τὰ Χερουβὶμ ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ ἐσωτάτου· καὶ διεπέτασε τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτῶν, καὶ ἥπτετο πτέρυξ μία τοῦ τοίχου, καὶ πτέρυξ Χεροὺβ τοῦ δευτέρου ἥπτετο τοῦ τοίχου τοῦ δευτέρου, καὶ αἱ πτέρυγες αὐτῶν ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ οἴκου ἥπτοντο πτέρυξ πτέρυγος.
28 καὶ περιέσχε τὰ Χερουβὶμ χρυσίῳ.
29 καὶ πάντας τοὺς τοίχους τοῦ οἴκου κύκλῳ ἐγκολαπτὰ ἔγραψε γραφίδι Χερουβίμ, καὶ φοίνικες τῷ ἐσωτέρῳ καὶ τῷ ἐξωτέρῳ.
30 καὶ τὸ ἔδαφος τοῦ οἴκου περιέσχε χρυσίῳ, τοῦ ἐσωτάτου καὶ τοῦ ἐξωτάτου.
31 καὶ τῷ θυρώματι τοῦ δαβὶρ ἐποίησε θύρας ξύλων ἀρκευθίνων εἰς φλιὰς πενταπλᾶς
32 καὶ δύο θύρας ξύλων πευκίνων καὶ ἐγκολαπτὸν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν ἐγκεκολαμμένα Χερουβὶμ καὶ φοίνικας καὶ πέταλα διαπεπετασμένα· καὶ περιέσχε χρυσίῳ καὶ κατέβαινεν ἐπὶ τὰ Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς φοίνικας τὸ χρυσίον.
33 καὶ οὕτως ἐποίησε τῷ πυλῶνι τοῦ ναοῦ, φλιαὶ ξύλων ἀρκευθίνων, στοαὶ τετραπλῶς.
34 καὶ ἐν ἀμφοτέραις ταῖς θύραις ξύλα πεύκινα· δύο πτυχαὶ ἡ θύρα ἡ μία καὶ στροφεῖς αὐτῶν, καὶ δύο πτυχαὶ ἡ θύρα ἡ δευτέρα, στρεφόμενα·
35 ἐγκεκολαμμένα Χερουβὶμ καὶ φοίνικες καὶ διαπεπετασμένα πέταλα καὶ περιεχόμενα χρυσίῳ καταγομένῳ ἐπὶ τὴν ἐκτύπωσιν.
36 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν αὐλὴν τὴν ἐσωτάτην τρεῖς στίχους ἀπελεκήτων, καὶ στίχος κατειργασμένης κέδρου κυκλόθεν.
36α καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὸ καταπέτασμα τῆς αὐλῆς τοῦ αἰλὰμ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ ναοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἔλαβε τὸν Χιρὰμ ἐκ Τύρου,
2 υἱὸν γυναικὸς χήρας, καὶ οὗτος ἀπὸ τῆς φυλῆς τῆς Νεφθαλίμ, καὶ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ ἀνὴρ Τύριος, τέκτων χαλκοῦ καὶ πεπληρωμένος τῆς τέχνης καὶ συνέσεως καὶ ἐπιγνώσεως τοῦ ποιεῖν πᾶν ἔργον ἐν χαλκῷ· καὶ εἰσηνέχθη πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐποίησε πάντα τὰ ἔργα.
3 καὶ ἐχώνευσε τοὺς δύο στήλους τῷ αἰλὰμ τοῦ οἴκου, ὀκτωκαίδεκα πήχεις ὕψος τοῦ στύλου, καὶ περίμετρον τεσσαρεσκαίδεκα πήχεις ἐκύκλου αὐτόν, καὶ τὸ πάχος τοῦ στύλου τεσσάρων δακτύλων τὰ κοιλώματα, καὶ οὕτως ὁ στῦλος ὁ δεύτερος.
4 καὶ δύο ἐπιθέματα ἐποίησε δοῦναι ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς τῶν στύλων, χωνευτὰ χαλκᾶ· πέντε πήχεις τὸ ὕψος τοῦ ἐπιθέματος τοῦ ἑνός, καὶ πέντε πήχεις τὸ ὕψος τοῦ ἐπιθέματος τοῦ δευτέρου.
5 καὶ ἐποίησε δύο δίκτυα περικαλύψαι τὸ ἐπίθεμα τῶν στύλων, καὶ δίκτυον τῷ ἐπιθέματι τῷ ἑνί, καὶ δίκτυον τῷ ἐπιθέματι τῷ δευτέρῳ.
6 καὶ ἔργον κρεμαστόν, δύο στίχοι ροῶν χαλκῶν δεδικτυωμένοι, ἔργον κρεμαστόν, στίχος ἐπὶ στίχον· καὶ οὕτως ἐποίησε τῷ ἐπιθέματι τῷ δευτέρῳ.
7 καὶ ἔστησε τοὺς στύλους τοῦ αἰλὰμ τοῦ ναοῦ· καὶ ἔστησε τὸν στῦλον τὸν ἕνα καὶ ἐπεκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιαχούμ· καὶ ἔστησε τὸν στῦλον τὸν δεύτερον καὶ ἐπεκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Βαάς.
8 καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν τῶν στύλων ἔργον κρίνου κατὰ τὸ αἰλὰμ τεσσάρων πηχῶν.
9 καὶ μέλαθρον ἐπ᾿ ἀμφοτέρων τῶν στύλων, καὶ ἐπάνωθεν τῶν πλευρῶν ἐπίθεμα τὸ μέλαθρον τῷ πάχει.
10 καὶ ἐποίησε τὴν θάλασσαν δέκα ἐν πήχει ἀπὸ τοῦ χείλους αὐτῆς ἕως τοῦ χείλους αὐτῆς, στρογγύλον κύκλῳ τὸ αὐτό· πέντε ἐν πήχει τὸ ὕψος αὐτῆς, καὶ συνηγμένοι τρεῖς καὶ τριάκοντα ἐν πήχει ἐκύκλουν αὐτήν.
11 καὶ ὑποστηρίγματα ὑποκάτωθεν τοῦ χείλους αὐτῆς κυκλόθεν ἐκύκλουν αὐτήν, δέκα ἐν πήχει κυκλόθεν
12 καὶ τὸ χεῖλος αὐτῆς ὡς ἔργον χείλους ποτηρίου, βλαστὸς κρίνου, καὶ τὸ πάχος αὐτοῦ παλαιστής.
13 καὶ δώδεκα βόες ὑποκάτω τῆς θαλάσσης, οἱ τρεῖς ἐπιβλέποντες βορρᾶν καὶ οἱ τρεῖς ἐπιβλέποντες θάλασσαν καὶ οἱ τρεῖς ἐπιβλέποντες νότον καὶ οἱ τρεῖς ἐπιβλέποντες ἀνατολήν, καὶ πάντα τὰ ὀπίσθια εἰς τὸν οἶκον, καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν ἐπάνωθεν.
14 καὶ ἐποίησε δέκα μεχωνὼθ χαλκᾶς· πέντε πήχεις μῆκος τῆς μεχωνὼθ τῆς μιᾶς, καὶ τέσσαρες πήχεις τὸ πλάτος αὐτῆς, καὶ ἓξ ἐν πήχει τὸ ὕψος αὐτῆς.
15 καὶ τοῦτο τὸ ἔργον τῶν μεχωνὼθ συγκλειστὸν αὐτοῖς, καὶ συγκλειστὸν ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ἐξεχομένων.
16 καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ συγκλείσματα αὐτῶν ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ἐξεχομένων λέοντες καὶ βόες καὶ Χερουβίμ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν ἐξεχομένων οὕτως· καὶ ἐπάνωθεν καὶ ὑποκάτωθεν τῶν λεόντων καὶ τῶν βοῶν χῶραι, ἔργον καταβάσεως
17 καὶ τέσσαρες τροχοὶ χαλκοῖ τῇ μεχωνὼθ τῇ μιᾷ, καὶ τὰ προσέχοντα χαλκᾶ καὶ τέσσαρα μέρη αὐτῶν, ὠμίαι ὑποκάτω τῶν λουτήρων.
18 καὶ χεῖρες ἐν τοῖς τροχοῖς ἐν τῇ μεχωνώθ, καὶ τὸ ὕψος τοῦ τροχοῦ τοῦ ἑνὸς πήχεος καὶ ἡμίσους.
19 καὶ τὸ ἔργον τῶν τροχῶν ἔργον τροχῶν ἅρματος· αἱ χεῖρες αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ νῶτοι αὐτῶν καὶ ἡ πραγματεία αὐτῶν, τὰ πάντα χωνευτά.
20 αἱ τέσσαρες ὠμίαι ἐπὶ τῶν τεσσάρων γωνιῶν τῆς μεχωνὼθ τῆς μιᾶς, ἐκ τῆς μεχωνὼθ οἱ ὦμοι αὐτῆς.
21 καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς τῆς μεχωνὼθ ἥμισυ τοῦ πήχεος μέγεθος αὐτῆς στρογγύλον κύκλῳ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς τῆς μεχωνώθ, καὶ ἀρχὴ χειρῶν αὐτῆς καὶ τὰ συγκλείσματα αὐτῆς, καὶ ἠνοίγετο ἐπὶ τὰς ἀρχὰς τῶν χειρῶν αὐτῆς.
22 καὶ τὰ συγκλείσματα αὐτῆς Χερουβὶμ καὶ λέοντες καὶ φοίνικες ἑστῶτα, ἐχόμενον ἕκαστον κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἔσω καὶ τὰ κυκλόθεν.
23 κατ᾿ αὐτὴν ἐποίησε πάσας τὰς δέκα μεχωνώθ, τάξιν μίαν καὶ μέτρον ἐν πάσαις.
24 καὶ ἐποίησε δέκα χυτροκαύλους χαλκοῦς, τεσσαράκοντα χοεῖς χωροῦντα τὸν ἕνα χυτρόκαυλον μετρήσει τεσσάρων πηχῶν· ὁ χυτρόκαυλος ὁ εἷς ἐπὶ τῆς μεχωνὼθ τῆς μιᾶς ταῖς δέκα μεχωνώθ.
25 καὶ ἔθετο τὰς πέντε μεχωνὼθ ἀπὸ τῆς ὠμίας τοῦ οἴκου ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ πέντε ἀπὸ τῆς ὠμίας τοῦ οἴκου ἐξ ἀριστερῶν· καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ἀπὸ τῆς ὠμίας τοῦ οἴκου ἐκ δεξιῶν κατ᾿ ἀνατολὰς ἀπὸ τοῦ κλίτους τοῦ νότου.
26 καὶ ἐποίησε Χιρὰμ τοὺς λέβητας καὶ τὰς θερμάστρεις καὶ τὰς φιάλας, καὶ συνετέλεσε Χιρὰμ ποιῶν πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ἃ ἐποίησε τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμὼν ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου,
27 στύλους δύο καὶ τὰ στρεπτὰ τῶν στύλων ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν τῶν στύλων δύο καὶ τὰ δίκτυα δύο τοῦ καλύπτειν ἀμφότερα τὰ στρεπτὰ τῶν γλυφῶν τὰ ὄντα ἐπὶ τῶν στύλων,
28 τὰς ροὰς τετρακοσίας ἀμφοτέροις τοῖς δικτύοις, δύο στίχοι ροῶν τῷ δικτύῳ τῷ ἑνὶ περικαλύπτειν ἀμφότερα τὰ ὄντα τὰ στρεπτὰ τῆς μεχωνὼθ ἐπ᾿ ἀμφοτέροις τοῖς στύλοις,
29 καὶ τὰ μεχωνὼθ δέκα καὶ τοὺς χυτροκαύλους δέκα ἐπὶ τῶν μεχωνὼθ
30 καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν μίαν καὶ τοὺς βόας δώδεκα ὑποκάτω τῆς θαλάσσης
31 καὶ τοὺς λέβητας καὶ τὰς θερμάστρεις καὶ τὰς φιάλας καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη, ἃ ἐποίησε Χιρὰμ τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμὼν τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου· καὶ οἱ στῦλοι τεσσαράκοντα καὶ ὀκτὼ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τοῦ οἴκου Κυρίου. πάντα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ βασιλέως, ἃ ἐποίησε Χιράμ, χαλκᾶ ἄρδην·
32 οὐκ ἦν σταθμὸς τοῦ χαλκοῦ, οὗ ἐποίησε πάντα τὰ ἔργα ταῦτα, ἐκ πλήθους σφόδρα· οὐκ ἦν τέρμα τῶν σταθμῶν τοῦ χαλκοῦ.
33 ἐν τῷ περιοίκῳ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐχώνευσεν αὐτὰ ἐν τῷ πάχει τῆς γῆς ἀνὰ μέσον Σοκχὼθ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον Σειρά.
34 καὶ ἔδωκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν τὰ σκεύη, ἃ ἐποίησεν, ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου, τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χρυσοῦν καὶ τὴν τράπεζαν, ἐφ᾿ ἧς οἱ ἄρτοι τῆς προσφορᾶς, χρυσῆν,
35 καὶ τὰς λυχνίας πέντε ἐξ ἀριστερῶν καὶ πέντε ἐκ δεξιῶν κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβίρ, χρυσᾶς συγκλειομένας, καὶ τὰ λαμπάδια καὶ τοὺς λύχνους καὶ τὰς ἐπαρυστρίδας χρυσᾶς
36 καὶ τὰ πρόθυρα καὶ οἱ ἧλοι καὶ αἱ φιάλαι καὶ τὰ τρυβλία καὶ αἱ θυΐσκαι χρυσαῖ, σύγκλειστα, καὶ τὰ θυρώματα τῶν θυρῶν τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ ἐσωτάτου, ἁγίου τῶν ἁγίων, καὶ τὰς θύρας τοῦ ναοῦ χρυσᾶς.
37 καὶ ἀνεπληρώθη πᾶν τὸ ἔργον, ὃ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν οἴκου Κυρίου, καὶ εἰσήνεγκε Σαλωμὼν τὰ ἅγια Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντα τὰ ἅγια Σαλωμών, τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον καὶ τὰ σκεύη, ἔδωκεν εἰς τοὺς θησαυροὺς οἴκου Κυρίου.
38 Καὶ τὸν οἶκον ἑαυτῷ ᾠκοδόμησε Σαλωμὼν τρισκαίδεκα ἔτεσι.
39 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὸν οἶκον δρυμῷ τοῦ Λιβάνου· ἑκατὸν πήχεις μῆκος αὐτοῦ, καὶ πεντήκοντα πήχεις πλάτος αὐτοῦ, καὶ τριάκοντα πηχῶν ὕψος αὐτοῦ· καὶ τριῶν στίχων στύλων κεδρίνων, καὶ ὠμίαι κέδριναι τοῖς στύλοις.
40 καὶ ἐφάτνωσε τὸν οἶκον ἄνωθεν ἐπὶ τῶν πλευρῶν τῶν στύλων, καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν στύλων τεσσαράκοντα καὶ πέντε ὁ στίχος·
41 καὶ μέλαθρα τρία καὶ χώρα ἐπὶ χώραν τρισσῶς·
42 καὶ πάντα τὰ θυρώματα καὶ αἱ χῶραι τετράγωνοι μεμελαθρωμέναι καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ θυρώματος ἐπὶ θύραν τρισσῶς.
43 καὶ τὸ αἰλὰμ τῶν στύλων πεντήκοντα μῆκος καὶ πεντήκοντα ἐν πλάτει, ἐζυγωμένα, αἰλὰμ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν, καὶ στῦλοι καὶ πάχος ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτῆς τοῖς αἰλαμμίμ.
44 καὶ τὸ αἰλὰμ τῶν θρόνων, οὗ κρινεῖ ἐκεῖ, αἰλὰμ τοῦ κριτηρίου.
45 καὶ ὁ οἶκος αὐτῶν, ἐν ᾧ καθήσεται ἐκεῖ, αὐλὴ μία ἐξελισσομένη τούτοις κατὰ τὸ ἔργον τοῦτο· καὶ οἶκον τῇ θυγατρὶ Φαραώ, ἣν ἔλαβε Σαλωμών, κατὰ τὸ αἰλὰμ τοῦτο.
46 πάντα ταῦτα ἐκ λίθων τιμίων κεκολαμμένα ἐκ διαστήματος ἔσωθεν καὶ ἐκ τοῦ θεμελίου ἕως τῶν γεισῶν καὶ ἔξωθεν εἰς τὴν αὐλὴν τὴν μεγάλην
47 τὴν τεθεμελιωμένην ἐν τιμίοις λίθοις μεγάλοις, λίθοις δεκαπήχεσι καὶ τοῖς ὀκταπήχεσι,
48 καὶ ἐπάνωθεν τιμίοις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον ἀπελεκήτων καὶ κέδροις.
49 τῆς αὐλῆς τῆς μεγάλης κύκλῳ τρεῖς στίχοι ἀπελεκήτων καὶ στίχος κεκολαμμένης κέδρου. καὶ συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν ὅλον τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ μετὰ εἴκοσιν ἔτη, τότε ἐξεκκλησίασεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν Σιὼν τοῦ ἀνενεγκεῖν τὴν κιβωτὸν διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐκ πόλεως Δαυὶδ (αὕτη ἐστὶ Σιὼν)
2 ἐν μηνὶ ᾿Αθανίν.
3 καὶ ᾖραν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὴν κιβωτὸν
4 καὶ τὸ σκήνωμα τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ τὰ σκεύη τὰ ἅγια τὰ ἐν τῷ σκηνώματι τοῦ μαρτυρίου,
5 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἔμπροσθεν τῆς κιβωτοῦ θύοντες πρόβατα καὶ βόας ἀναρίθμητα.
6 καὶ εἰσφέρουσιν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὴν κιβωτὸν εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς εἰς τὸ δαβὶρ τοῦ οἴκου, εἰς τὰ ἅγια τῶν ἁγίων ὑπὸ τὰς πτέρυγας τῶν Χερουβίμ·
7 ὅτι τὰ Χερουβὶμ διαπεπετασμένα ταῖς πτέρυξιν ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τῆς κιβωτοῦ, καὶ περιεκάλυπτον τὰ Χερουβὶμ ἐπὶ τὴν κιβωτὸν καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ἅγια αὐτῆς ἐπάνωθεν,
8 καὶ ὑπερεῖχον τὰ ἡγιασμένα, καὶ ἐνεβλέποντο αἱ κεφαλαὶ τῶν ἡγιασμένων ἐκ τῶν ἁγίων εἰς πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβὶρ καὶ οὐκ ὠπτάνοντο ἔξω.
9 οὐκ ἦν ἐν τῇ κιβωτῷ πλὴν δύο πλάκες λίθιναι, πλάκες τῆς διαθήκης, ἃς ἔθηκεν ἐκεῖ Μωυσῆς ἐν Χωρήβ, ἃς διέθετο Κύριος μετὰ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ ἐκπορεύεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
10 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἐξῆλθον οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐκ τοῦ ἁγίου, καὶ ἡ νεφέλη ἔπλησε τὸν οἶκον·
11 καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο οἱ ἱερεῖς στήκειν λειτουργεῖν ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς νεφέλης, ὅτι ἔπλησε δόξα Κυρίου τὸν οἶκον.
14 Καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ εὐλόγησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ πᾶσα ἐκκλησία ᾿Ισραὴλ εἱστήκει·
15 καὶ εἶπεν· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ σήμερον, ὃς ἐλάλησεν ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτοῦ περὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ ἐπλήρωσε λέγων·
16 ἀφ᾿ ἧς ἡμέρας ἐξήγαγον τὸν λαόν μου τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, οὐκ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν πόλει ἐν ἑνὶ σκήπτρῳ ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τοῦ εἶναι τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ. καὶ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ εἶναι τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ· καὶ ἐξελεξάμην τὸν Δαυὶδ τοῦ εἶναι ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ.
17 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπὶ τῆς καρδίας τοῦ πατρός μου οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ.
18 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα μου· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ἦλθεν ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν σου τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου, καλῶς ἐποίησας ὅτι ἐγενήθη ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν σου·
19 πλὴν σὺ οὐκ οἰκοδομήσεις τὸν οἶκον, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ ὁ υἱός σου ὁ ἐξελθὼν ἐκ τῶν πλευρῶν σου, οὗτος οἰκοδομήσει τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου.
20 καὶ ἀνέστησε Κύριος τὸ ρῆμα αὐτοῦ, ὃ ἐλάλησε, καὶ ἀνέστην ἀντὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ ἐκάθισα ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου ᾿Ισραήλ, καθὼς ἐλάλησε Κύριος, καὶ ᾠκοδόμησα τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ.
21 καὶ ἐθέμην ἐκεῖ τόπον τῇ κιβωτῷ, ἐν ᾗ ἐστιν ἐκεῖ διαθήκη Κυρίου, ἣν διέθετο Κύριος μετὰ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ ἐξαγαγεῖν αὐτὸν αὐτοὺς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
22 Καὶ ἀνέστη Σαλωμὼν κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου Κυρίου ἐνώπιον πάσης ἐκκλησίας ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ διεπέτασε τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν,
23 καὶ εἶπε· Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, οὐκ ἔστιν ὡς σὺ Θεὸς ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἄνω καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς κάτω, φυλάσσων διαθήκην καὶ ἔλεος τῷ δούλῳ σου τῷ πορευομένῳ ἐνώπιόν σου ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ,
24 ἃ ἐφύλαξας τῷ δούλῳ σου Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου· καὶ γὰρ ἐλάλησας ἐν τῷ στόματί σου καὶ ἐν χερσί σου ἐπλήρωσας ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη.
25 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, φύλαξον τῷ δούλῳ σου Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου ἃ ἐλάλησας αὐτῷ λέγων· οὐκ ἐξαρθήσεταί σου ἀνὴρ ἐκ προσώπου μου καθήμενος ἐπὶ θρόνου ᾿Ισραήλ, πλὴν ἐὰν φυλάξωνται τὰ τέκνα σου τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτῶν τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐνώπιόν μου, καθὼς ἐπορεύθης ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ.
26 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, πιστωθήτω δὴ τὸ ρῆμά σου τῷ Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου.
27 ὅτι εἰ ἀληθῶς κατοικήσει ὁ Θεὸς μετὰ ἀνθρώπων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς; εἰ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐκ ἀρκέσουσί σοι, πλὴν καὶ ὁ οἶκος οὗτος, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα τῷ ὀνόματί σου;
28 καὶ ἐπιβλέψῃ ἐπὶ τὴν δέησίν μου, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ἀκούειν τῆς προσευχῆς, ἧς ὁ δοῦλός σου προσεύχεται ἐνώπιόν σου πρός σε σήμερον,
29 τοῦ εἶναι τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου ἠνεῳγμένους εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός, εἰς τὸν τόπον, ὃν εἶπας· ἔσται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ, τοῦ εἰσακούειν τῆς προσευχῆς, ἧς προσεύχεται ὁ δοῦλός σου εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός.
30 καὶ εἰσακούσῃ τῆς δεήσεως τοῦ δούλου σου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραήλ, ἃ ἂν προσεύξωνται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον, καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τῆς κατοικήσεώς σου ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ποιήσεις καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ.
31 ὅσα ἂν ἁμάρτῃ ἕκαστος τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐὰν λάβῃ ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ἀρὰν τοῦ ἀράσασθαι αὐτόν, καὶ ἔλθῃ καὶ ἐξαγορεύσῃ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου σου ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ,
32 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ποιήσεις καὶ κρινεῖς τὸν λαόν σου ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀνομηθῆναι ἄνομον, δοῦναι τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ εἰς κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῦ δικαιῶσαι δίκαιον, δοῦναι αὐτῷ κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ.
33 ἐν τῷ πταῖσαι τὸν λαόν σου ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐνώπιον ἐχθρῶν, ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι, καὶ ἐπιστρέψουσι καὶ ἐξομολογήσονται τῷ ὀνόματί σου καὶ προσεύξονται καὶ δεηθήσονται ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτω,
34 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐπιστρέψεις αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἣν ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν.
35 ἐν τῷ συσχεθῆναι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ μὴ γενέσθαι ὑετόν, ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι, καὶ προσεύξονται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ ἐξομολογήσονται τῷ ὀνόματί σου καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν ἀποστρέψουσιν, ὅταν ταπεινώσῃς αὐτούς,
36 καὶ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις τοῦ δούλου σου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραήλ· ὅτι δηλώσεις αὐτοῖς τὴν ὁδὸν τὴν ἀγαθὴν πορεύεσθαι ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ δώσεις ὑετὸν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, ἣν ἔδωκας τῷ λαῷ σου ἐν κληρονομίᾳ.
37 λιμὸς ἐὰν γένηται, θάνατος ἐὰν γένηται, ὅτι ἔσται ἐμπυρισμός, βροῦχος, ἐρυσίβη ἐὰν γένηται, καὶ ἐὰν θλίψῃ αὐτὸν ὁ ἐχθρὸς αὐτοῦ ἐν μιᾷ τῷν πόλεων αὐτοῦ, πᾶν συνάντημα, πάντα πόνον,
38 πᾶσαν προσευχήν, πᾶσαν δέησιν, ἐὰν γένηται παντὶ ἀνθρώπῳ ὡς ἂν γνῶσιν ἕκαστος ἁφὴν καρδίας αὐτοῦ καὶ διαπετάσῃ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον,
39 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ καὶ ποιήσεις καὶ δώσεις ἀνδρὶ κατὰ τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ, καθὼς ἂν γνῷς τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι σὺ μονώτατος οἶδας τὴν καρδίαν πάντων υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων,
40 ὅπως φοβῶνταί σε πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ὅσας αὐτοὶ ζῶσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν.
41 καὶ τῷ ἀλλοτρίῳ, ὃς οὐκ ἔστιν ἀπὸ λαοῦ σου οὗτος,
42 καὶ ἥξουσι καὶ προσεύξονται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον,
43 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου καὶ ποιήσεις κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἂν ἐπικαλέσηταί σε ὁ ἀλλότριος, ὅπως γνῶσι πάντες οἱ λαοὶ τὸ ὄνομά σου, καὶ φοβῶνταί σε, καθὼς ὁ λαός σου ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ γνῶσιν ὅτι τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπικέκληται ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα.
44 ὅτι ἐξελεύσεται ὁ λαός σου εἰς πόλεμον ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ ἐν ὁδῷ, ᾗ ἐπιστρέψεις αὐτούς, καὶ προσεύξονται ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου ὁδὸν τῆς πόλεως, ἧς ἐξελέξω ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ τοῦ οἴκου, οὗ ᾠκοδόμησα τῷ ὀνόματί σου,
45 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσεις τὸ δικαίωμα αὐτοῖς.
46 ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἄνθρωπος, ὃς οὐχ ἁμαρτήσεται καὶ ἐπάξεις αὐτοὺς καὶ παραδώσεις αὐτοὺς ἐνώπιον ἐχθρῶν καὶ αἰχμαλωτιοῦσιν οἱ αἰχμαλωτίζοντες εἰς γῆν μακρὰν καὶ ἐγγύς,
47 καὶ ἐπιστρέψουσι καρδίας αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ γῇ, οὗ μετήχθησαν ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἐπιστρέψουσιν ἐν γῇ μετοικίας αὐτῶν καὶ δεηθῶσί σου λέγοντες· ἡμάρτομεν, ἠδικήσαμεν, ἠνομήσαμεν,
48 καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσι πρός σε ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ψυχῇ αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ γῇ ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν, οὗ μετήγαγες αὐτούς, καὶ προσεύξονται πρός σε, ὁδὸν γῆς αὐτῶν, ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν, καὶ τῆς πόλεως, ἧς ἐξελέξω, καὶ τοῦ οἴκου, οὗ ᾠκοδόμηκα τῷ ὀνόματί σου,
49 καὶ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου
50 καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἀδικίαις αὐτῶν, αἷς ἥμαρτόν σοι, καὶ κατὰ πάντα τὰ ἀθετήματα αὐτῶν, ἃ ἠθέτησάν σοι, καὶ δώσεις αὐτοὺς εἰς οἰκτιρμοὺς ἐνώπιον αἰχμαλωτευόντων αὐτούς, καὶ οἰκτειρήσουσιν αὐτούς·
51 ὅτι λαός σου καὶ κληρονομία σου, οὓς ἐξήγαγες ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου ἐκ μέσου χωνευτηρίου σιδήρου.
52 καὶ ἔστρωσαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου καὶ τὰ ὦτά σου ᾐνεῳγμένα εἰς τὴν δέησιν τοῦ δούλου σου καὶ εἰς τὴν δέησιν τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰσακούειν αὐτῶν ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἂν ἐπικαλέσωνταί σε,
53 ὅτι σὺ διέστειλας αὐτοὺς σεαυτῷ εἰς κληρονομίαν ἐκ πάντων τῶν λαῶν τῆς γῆς, καθὼς ἐλάλησας ἐν χειρὶ δούλου σου Μωυσῆ ἐν τῷ ἐξαγαγεῖν σε τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, Κύριε Κύριε.
53α Τότε ἐλάλησε Σαλωμὼν ὑπὲρ τοῦ οἴκου, ὡς συνετέλεσε τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι αὐτόν, ῞Ηλιον ἐγνώρισεν ἐν οὐρανῷ Κύριος, εἶπε τοῦ κατοικεῖν ἐν γνόφῳ· οἰκοδόμησον οἶκόν μου, οἶκον εὐπρεπῆ σεαυτῷ, τοῦ κατοικεῖν ἐπὶ καινότητος. οὐκ ἰδοὺ αὕτη γέγραπται ἐν βιβλίῳ τῆς ᾠδῆς;
54 Καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν προσευχόμενος πρὸς Κύριον ὅλην τὴν προσευχὴν καὶ τὴν δέησιν ταύτην, καὶ ἀνέστη ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου Κυρίου ὀκλακὼς ἐπὶ τὰ γόνατα αὐτοῦ καὶ αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ διαπεπετασμέναι εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν.
55 καὶ ἔστη καὶ εὐλόγησε πᾶσαν ἐκκλησίαν ᾿Ισραὴλ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγων·
56 εὐλογητὸς Κύριος σήμερον, ὃς ἔδωκε κατάπαυσιν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἐλάλησεν· οὐ διεφώνησε λόγος εἷς ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς λόγοις αὐτοῦ τοῖς ἀγαθοῖς, οἷς ἐλάλησεν ἐν χειρὶ δούλου αὐτοῦ Μωυσῆ.
57 γένοιτο Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, καθὼς ἦν μετὰ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν· μὴ ἐγκαταλίποιτο ἡμᾶς μηδὲ ἀποστρέψοιτο ἡμᾶς,
58 ἐπικλῖναι καρδίας ἡμῶν ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐν πάσαις ὁδοῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ φυλάσσειν πάσας ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ προστάγματα αὐτοῦ, ἃ ἐνετείλατο τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν.
59 καὶ ἔστρωσαν οἱ λόγοι οὗτοι, ὡς δεδέημαι ἐνώπιον Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν, ἐγγίζοντες πρὸς Κύριον Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός, τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ δικαίωμα τοῦ δούλου σου καὶ τὸ δικαίωμα λαοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ ρῆμα ἡμέρας ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐνιαυτοῦ,
60 ὅπως γνῶσιν πάντες οἱ λαοὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅτι Κύριος ὁ Θεός, αὐτὸς Θεὸς καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἔτι.
61 καὶ ἔστρωσαν οἱ καρδίαι ἡμῶν τέλειαι πρὸς Κύριον Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ ὁσίως πορεύεσθαι ἐν τοῖς προστάγμασιν αὐτοῦ καὶ φυλάσσειν ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη.
62 Καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ πάντες οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἔθυσαν θυσίαν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου.
63 καὶ ἔθυσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν τὰς θυσίας τῶν εἰρηνικῶν, ἃς ἔθυσε τῷ Κυρίῳ, βοῶν δύο καὶ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ προβάτων ἑκατὸν καὶ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας· καὶ ἐνεκαίνισε τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ πάντες οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.
64 τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἡγίασεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ μέσον τῆς αὐλῆς τὸ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ οἴκου Κυρίου· ὅτι ἐποίησεν ἐκεῖ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν καὶ τὰς θυσίας καὶ τὰ στέατα τῶν εἰρηνικῶν, ὅτι τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν τὸ ἐνώπιον Κυρίου μικρόν· τοῦ μὴ δύνασθαι τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν καὶ τὰς θυσίας τῶν εἰρηνικῶν ὑπενεγκεῖν.
65 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν τὴν ἑορτὴν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, ἐκκλησία μεγάλη ἀπὸ τῆς εἰσόδου ῾Ημὰθ ἕως ποταμοῦ Αἰγύπτου, ἐνώπιον Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ, ᾧ ᾠκοδόμησεν, ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων καὶ εὐφραινόμενος ἐνώπιον Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας.
66 καὶ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἐξαπέστειλε τὸν λαὸν καὶ εὐλόγησαν τὸν βασιλέα, καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ἕκαστος εἰς τὰ σκηνώματα αὐτοῦ χαίροντες καὶ ἀγαθῇ καρδίᾳ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἀγαθοῖς, οἷς ἐποίησε Κύριος τῷ Δαυὶδ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ λαῷ αὐτοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἐγενήθη ὡς συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν οἰκοδομεῖν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν πραγματείαν Σαλωμών, ὅσα ἠθέλησε ποιῆσαι,
2 καὶ ὤφθη Κύριος τῷ Σαλωμὼν δεύτερον, καθὼς ὤφθη ἐν Γαβαών,
3 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν Κύριος· ἤκουσα τῆς φωνῆς τῆς προσευχῆς σου καὶ τῆς δεήσεώς σου, ἧς ἐδεήθης ἐνώπιόν μου· πεποίηκά σοι κατὰ πᾶσαν τὴν προσευχήν σου, ἡγίακα τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησας τοῦ θέσθαι τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ ἔσονται οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἐκεῖ καὶ ἡ καρδία μου πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας.
4 καὶ σὺ ἐὰν πορευθῇς ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, καθὼς ἐπορεύθη Δαυὶδ ὁ πατήρ σου, ἐν ὁσιότητι καρδίας καὶ ἐν εὐθύτητι καὶ τοῦ ποιεῖν κατὰ πάντα, ἃ ἐνετειλάμην αὐτῷ, καὶ τὰ προστάγματά μου καὶ τὰς ἐντολάς μου φυλάξῃς,
5 καὶ ἀναστήσω τὸν θρόνον τῆς βασιλείας σου ἐν ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καθὼς ἐλάλησα Δαυὶδ πατρί σου λέγων· οὐκ ἐξαρθήσεταί σοι ἀνὴρ ἡγούμενος ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ.
6 ἐὰν δὲ ἀποστραφέντες ἀποστραφῆτε ὑμεῖς καὶ τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ μὴ φυλάξητε τὰς ἐντολάς μου καὶ τὰ προστάγματά μου, ἃ ἔδωκε Μωυσῆς ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν, καὶ πορευθῆτε καὶ δουλεύσητε θεοῖς ἑτέροις καὶ προσκυνήσητε αὐτοῖς,
7 καὶ ἐξαρῶ τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἣν ἔδωκα αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον, ὃν ἡγίασα τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἀπορρίψω ἐκ προσώπου μου, καὶ ἔσται ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς ἀφανισμὸν καὶ εἰς λάλημα εἰς πάντας τοὺς λαούς.
8 καὶ ὁ οἶκος οὗτος ἔσται ὁ ὑψηλός, πᾶς ὁ διαπορευόμενος δι᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐκστήσεται καὶ συριεῖ καὶ ἐροῦσιν· ἕνεκεν τίνος ἐποίησε Κύριος οὕτως τῇ γῇ ταύτῃ καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ;
9 καὶ ἐροῦσιν· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ἐγκατέλιπον Κύριον Θεὸν αὐτῶν, ὃς ἐξήγαγε τοὺς πατέρας αὐτῶν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, ἐξ οἴκου δουλείας, καὶ ἀντελάβοντο θεῶν ἀλλοτρίων καὶ προσεκύνησαν αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐδούλευσαν αὐτοῖς, διὰ τοῦτο ἐπήγαγε Κύριος ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς τὴν κακίαν ταύτην.
9α Τότε ἀνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν τὴν θυγατέρα Φαραὼ ἐκ πόλεως Δαυὶδ εἰς οἶκον αὐτοῦ, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησεν ἑαυτῷ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις.
10 Εἴκοσιν ἔτη ἐν οἷς ᾠκοδόμησε Σαλωμὼν τοὺς δύο οἴκους, τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ βασιλέως,
11 Χιρὰμ ὁ βασιλεὺς Τύρου ἀντελάβετο τοῦ Σαλωμὼν ἐν ξύλοις κεδρίνοις καὶ ἐν ξύλοις πευκίνοις καὶ ἐν χρυσίῳ καὶ ἐν παντὶ θελήματι αὐτοῦ. τότε ἔδωκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ Χιρὰμ εἴκοσι πόλεις ἐν τῇ γῇ τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ.
12 καὶ ἐξῆλθε Χιρὰμ ἐκ Τύρου καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν τοῦ ἰδεῖν τὰς πόλεις, ἃς ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ Σαλωμών, καὶ οὐκ ἤρεσαν αὐτῷ·
13 καὶ εἶπε· τί αἱ πόλεις αὗται, ἃς ἔδωκάς μοι, ἀδελφέ; καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτὰς ῞Οριον ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
14 καὶ ἤνεγκε Χιρὰμ τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἑκατὸν καὶ εἴκοσι τάλαντα χρυσίου
26 καὶ ναῦν ὑπὲρ οὗ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν ἐν Γασιὼν Γαβὲρ τὴν οὖσαν ἐχομένην Αἰλὰθ ἐπὶ τοῦ χείλους τῆς ἐσχάτης θαλάσσης ἐν γῇ ᾿Εδώμ.
27 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Χιρὰμ ἐν τῇ νειὶ τῶν παίδων αὐτοῦ ἄνδρας ναυτικοὺς ἐλαύνειν εἰδότας θάλασσαν μετὰ τῶν παίδων Σαλωμών.
28 καὶ ἦλθον εἰς Σωφηρὰ καὶ ἔλαβον ἐκεῖθεν χρυσίου ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι τάλαντα καὶ ἤνεγκαν τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών.
ΚΑΙ βασίλισσα Σαβὰ ἤκουσε τὸ ὄνομα Σαλωμὼν καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου καὶ ἦλθε πειράσαι αὐτὸν ἐν αἰνίγμασι·
2 καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν δυνάμει βαρείᾳ σφόδρα, καὶ κάμηλοι αἴρουσαι ἡδύσματα καὶ χρυσὸν πολὺν σφόδρα καὶ λίθον τίμιον, καὶ εἰσῆλθε πρὸς Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ πάντα ὅσα ἦν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτῆς.
3 καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῇ Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς λόγους αὐτῆς· οὐκ ἦν λόγος παρεωραμένος παρὰ τοῦ βασιλέως, ὃν οὐκ ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῇ.
4 καὶ εἶδε βασίλισσα Σαβὰ πᾶσαν τὴν φρόνησιν Σαλωμὼν καὶ τὸν οἶκον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησε,
5 καὶ τὰ βρώματα Σαλωμὼν καὶ τὴν καθέδραν παίδων αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν στάσιν λειτουργῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν ἱματισμὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς οἰνοχόους αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν αὐτοῦ, ἣν ἀνέφερεν ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου, καὶ ἐξ ἑαυτῆς ἐγένετο.
6 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Σαλωμών· ἀληθινὸς ὁ λόγος, ὃν ἤκουσα ἐν τῇ γῇ μου περὶ τοῦ λόγου σου καὶ περὶ τῆς φρονήσεώς σου,
7 καὶ οὐκ ἐπίστευσα τοῖς λαλοῦσί μοι, ἕως ὅτου παρεγενόμην καὶ ἑωράκασιν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου, καὶ ἰδοὺ οὐκ εἰσὶ τὸ ἥμισυ καθὼς ἀπήγγειλάν μοι· προστέθεικας ἀγαθὰ πρὸς αὐτὰ ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ἀκοήν, ἣν ἤκουσα ἐν τῇ γῇ μου·
8 μακάριαι αἱ γυναῖκές σου, μακάριοι οἱ παῖδές σου οὗτοι οἱ παρεστηκότες ἐνώπιόν σου διόλου, οἱ ἀκούοντες πᾶσαν τὴν φρόνησίν σου·
9 γένοιτο Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου εὐλογημένος, ὃς ἠθέλησεν ἐν σοὶ δοῦναί σε ἐπὶ θρόνον ᾿Ισραήλ· διὰ τὸ ἀγαπᾶν Κύριον τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ στῆσαι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ ἔθετό σε βασιλέα ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς τοῦ ποιεῖν κρίμα ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ἐν κρίμασιν αὐτῶν.
10 καὶ ἔδωκε τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι τάλαντα χρυσίου καὶ ἡδύσματα πολλὰ σφόδρα καὶ λίθον τίμιον· οὐκ ἐληλύθει κατὰ τὰ ἡδύσματα ἐκεῖνα ἔτι εἰς πλῆθος, ἃ ἔδωκε βασίλισσα Σαβὰ τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών.
11 (καὶ ἡ ναῦς Χιρὰμ ἡ αἴρουσα τὸ χρυσίον ἐκ Σουφὶρ ἤνεγκε ξύλα πελεκητὰ πολλὰ σφόδρα καὶ λίθον τίμιον·
12 καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὰ ξύλα τὰ πελεκητὰ ὑποστηρίγματα τοῦ οἴκου Κυρίου καὶ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ νάβλας καὶ κινύρας τοῖς ᾠδοῖς· οὐκ ἐληλύθει τοιαῦτα ξύλα ἀπελέκητα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, οὐδὲ ὤφθησάν που ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης).
13 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν ἔδωκε τῇ βασιλίσσῃ Σαβὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ὅσα ᾐτήσατο, ἐκτὸς πάντων ὧν ἐδεδόκει αὐτῇ διὰ χειρὸς τοῦ βασιλέως Σαλωμών· καὶ ἀπεστράφη καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτῆς, αὐτὴ καὶ πάντες οἱ παῖδες αὐτῆς.
14 Καὶ ἦν ὁ σταθμὸς τοῦ χρυσίου τοῦ ἐληλυθότος τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἐν ἐνιαυτῷ ἑνὶ ἑξακόσια καὶ ἐξηκονταὲξ τάλαντα χρυσίου,
15 χωρὶς τῶν φόρων τῶν ὑποτεταγμένων καὶ τῶν ἐμπόρων καὶ πάντων τῶν βασιλέων τοῦ πέραν καὶ τῶν σατραπῶν τῆς γῆς.
16 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν τριακόσια δόρατα χρυσᾶ ἐλατά. —τριακόσιοι χρυσοῖ ἐπῆσαν ἐπὶ τὸ δόρυ τὸ ἓν—
17 καὶ τριακόσια ὅπλα χρυσᾶ ἐλατὰ —καὶ τρεῖς μναῖ ἐνῆσαν χρυσοῦ εἰς τὸ ὅπλον τὸ ἓν— καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὰ ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς οἶκον δρυμοῦ τοῦ Λιβάνου.
18 καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς θρόνον ἐλεφάντινον μέγαν καὶ περιεχρύσωσεν αὐτὸν χρυσίῳ δοκίμῳ·
19 ἓξ ἀναβαθμοὶ ἐν θρόνῳ καὶ προτομαὶ μόσχων τῷ θρόνῳ ἐκ τῶν ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ καὶ χεῖρες ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν ἐπὶ τοῦ τόπου τῆς καθέδρας, καὶ δύο λέοντες ἑστηκότες παρὰ τὰς χεῖρας,
20 καὶ δώδεκα λέοντες ἑστῶτες ἐκεῖ ἐπὶ τῶν ἓξ ἀναβαθμῶν ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν· οὐ γέγονεν οὕτως πάσῃ βασιλείᾳ.
21 καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη τὰ ὑπὸ τοῦ Σαλωμὼν γεγονότα χρυσᾶ καὶ λουτῆρες χρυσοῖ, καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη οἴκου δρυμοῦ τοῦ Λιβάνου χρυσίῳ συγκεκλεισμένα, οὐκ ἦν ἀργύριον, ὅτι οὐκ ἦν λογιζόμενον ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Σαλωμών·
22 ὅτι ναῦς Θαρσὶς τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμὼν ἐν τῇ θαλάσσῃ μετὰ τῶν νηῶν Χιράμ, μία διὰ τριῶν ἐτῶν ἤρχετο τῷ βασιλεῖ ναῦς ἐκ θαρσὶς χρυσίου καὶ ἀργυρίου καὶ λίθων τορευτῶν καὶ πελεκητῶν.
22α Αὕτη ἦν ἡ πραγματεία τῆς προνομῆς, ἧς ἀνήνεγκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν οἰκοδομῆσαι τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ τὴν ἄκραν, τοῦ περιφράξαι τὸν φραγμὸν τῆς πόλεως Δαυὶδ καὶ τὴν ᾿Ασσοὺρ καὶ τὴν Μαγδὰλ καὶ τὴν Γαζὲρ καὶ τὴν Βαιθωρὼν τὴν ἀνωτέρω καὶ τὴν ᾿Ιεθαρμὰθ καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις τῶν ἁρμάτων καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις τῶν ἱππέων καὶ τὴν πραγματείαν Σαλωμών, ἣν ἐπραγματεύσατο οἰκοδομῆσαι ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ, τοῦ μὴ κατάρξαι αὐτοῦ.
22β πάντα τὸν λαὸν τὸν ὑπολελειμμένον ὑπὸ τοῦ Χετταίου καὶ τοῦ ᾿Αμορραίου καὶ τοῦ Φερεζαίου καὶ τοῦ Χαναναίου καὶ τοῦ Εὐαίου καὶ τοῦ ᾿Ιεβουσαίου καὶ τοῦ Γεργεσαίου, τῶν μὴ ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ὄντων, τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν τὰ ὑπολελειμμένα μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ γῇ, οὓς οὐκ ἐδύναντο οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι αὐτούς, καὶ ἀνήγαγεν αὐτοὺς Σαλωμὼν εἰς φόρον ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
22γ καὶ ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ οὐκ ἔδωκε Σαλωμὼν πρᾶγμα, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἦσαν ἄνδρες οἱ πολεμισταὶ καὶ παῖδες αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄρχοντες καὶ τρισσοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἁρμάτων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἱππεῖς αὐτοῦ.
23 Καὶ ἐμεγαλύνθη Σαλωμὼν ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς πλούτῳ καὶ φρονήσει.
24 καὶ πάντες βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς ἐζήτουν τὸ πρόσωπον Σαλωμὼν τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς φρονήσεως αὐτοῦ, ἧς ἔδωκε Κύριος τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ.
25 καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔφερον ἕκαστος τὰ δῶρα, σκεύη χρυσᾶ καὶ ἱματισμόν, στακτὴν καὶ ἡδύσματα καὶ ἵππους καὶ ἡμιόνους τὸ κατ᾿ ἐνιαυτὸν ἐνιαυτῷ.
26 καὶ ἦσαν τῷ Σαλωμὼν τέσσαρες χιλιάδες θήλειαι ἵπποι εἰς ἅρματα καὶ δώδεκα χιλιάδες ἱππέων, καὶ ἔθετο αὐτὰς ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι τῶν ἁρμάτων καὶ μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
26α καὶ ἦν ἡγούμενος πάντων τῶν βασιλέων ἀπὸ τοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ ἕως γῆς ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἕως ὁρίων Αἰγύπτου.
27καὶ ἔδωκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ χρυσίον καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὡς λίθους, καὶ τὰς κέδρους ἔδωκεν ὡς συκαμίνους τὰς ἐν τῇ πεδινῇ εἰς πλῆθος,
28 καὶ ἡ ἔξοδος Σαλωμὼν τῶν ἱππέων καὶ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἐκ Θεκουέ, ἔμποροι τοῦ βασιλέως ἐλάμβανον ἐκ Θεκουὲ ἐν ἀλλάγματι·
29 καὶ ἀνέβαινεν ἡ ἔξοδος ἐξ
Αἰγύπτου, ἅρμα ἀντὶ ἑκατὸν ἀργυρίου καὶ ἵππος ἀντὶ πεντήκοντα ἀργυρίου·
καὶ οὕτως πᾶσι τοῖς βασιλεῦσι Χεττιΐν καὶ βασιλεῦσι Συρίας κατὰ θάλασσαν
And king David was old and advanced in days, and they covered him with clothes, and he was not warmed.
2 And his servants said, Let them seek for the king a young virgin, and she shall wait on the king, and cherish him, and lie with him, and my lord the king shall be warmed.
3 So they sought for a fair damsel out of all the coasts of Israel; and they found Abisag the Somanite, and they brought her to the king.
4 And the damsel was extremely beautiful, and she cherished the king, and ministered to him, but the king knew her not.
5 And Adonias the son of Aggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king; and he prepared for himself chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
6 And his father never at any time checked him, saying, Why hast thou done thus? and he was also very handsome in appearance, and his mother bore him after Abessalom.
7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Saruia, and with Abiathar the priest, and they followed after Adonias.
8 But Sadoc the priest, and Banaeas the son of Jodae, and Nathan the prophet, and Semei, and Resi, and the mighty men of David, did not follow Adonias.
9 And Adonias sacrificed sheep and calves and lambs by the stone of Zoelethi, which was near Rogel: and he called all his brethren, and all the adult men of Juda, servants of the king.
10 But Nathan the prophet, and Banaeas, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he did not call.
11 And Nathan spoke to Bersabee the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonias the son of Aggith reigns, and our lord David knows it not?
12 And now come, let me, I pray, give thee counsel, and thou shalt rescue thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
13 Haste, and go in to king David, and thou shalt speak to him, saying, Hast not thou, my lord, O king, sworn to thine handmaid, saying, Thy son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then does Adonias reign?
14 And behold, while thou art still speaking there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and will confirm thy words.
15 So Bersabee went in to the king into the chamber: and the king was very old, and Abisag the Somanite was ministering to the king.
16 And Bersabee bowed, and did obeisance to the king; and the king said, What is thy request?
17 And she said, My lord, thou didst swear by the Lord thy God to thine handmaid, saying, Thy son Solomon shall reign after me, and shall sit upon my throne.
18 And now, behold, Adonias reigns, and thou, my lord, O king, knowest it not.
19 And he has sacrificed calves and lambs and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king’s sons, and Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander-in-chief of the host; but Solomon thy servant he has not called.
20 And thou, my lord, O king, —the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, to tell them who shall sit upon the throne of my lord the king after him.
21 And it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and Solomon my son shall be offenders.
22 And behold, while she was yet talking with the king, Nathan the prophet came.
23 And it was reported to the king, Behold, Nathan the prophet is here: and he came in to the king’s presence, and did obeisance to the king with his face to the ground.
24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, didst thou say, Adonias shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?
25 For he has gone down to-day, and has sacrificed calves and lambs and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king’s sons, and the chiefs of the army, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and they said, Long live king Adonias.
26 But he has not invited me thy servant, and Sadoc the priest, and Banaeas the son of Jodae, and Solomon thy servant.
27 Has this matter happened by the authority of my lord the king, and hast thou not made known to thy servant who shall sit upon the throne of my lord the king after him?
28 And king David answered and said, Call me Bersabee: and she came in before the king, and stood before him.
29 And the king swore, and said, As the Lord lives who redeemed my soul out of all affliction,
30 as I swore to thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead, so will I do this day.
31 And Bersabee bowed with her face to the ground, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
32 And king David said, Call me Sadoc the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaeas the son of Jodae: and they came in before the king.
33 And the king said to them, Take the servants of your lord with you, and mount my son Solomon upon my own mule, and bring him down to Gion.
34 And there let Sadoc the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him to be king over Israel, and do ye sound the trumpet, and ye shall say, Let king Solomon live.
35 And he shall sit upon my throne, and reign in my stead: and I have given charge that he should be for a prince over Israel and Juda.
36 And Banaeas the son of Jodae answered the king and said, So let it be: may the Lord God of my lord the king confirm it.
37 As the Lord was with my lord the king, so let him be with Solomon, and let him exalt his throne beyond the throne of my lord king David.
38 And Sadoc the priest went down, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaeas son of Jodae, and the Cherethite, and the Phelethite, and they mounted Solomon upon the mule of king David, and led him away to Gion.
39 And Sadoc the priest took the horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon, and blew the trumpet; and all the people said, Let king Solomon live.
40 And all the people went up after him, and they danced in choirs, and rejoiced with great joy, and the earth quaked with their voice.
41 And Adonias and all his guests heard, and they had just left off eating: and Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, and said, What means the voice of the city in tumult?
42 While he was yet speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came in: and Adonias said, Come in, for thou art a mighty man, and thou comest to bring glad tidings.
43 And Jonathan answered and said, Verily our lord king David has made Solomon king:
44 and the king has sent with him Sadoc the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaeas the son of Jodae, and the Cherethite, and the Phelethite, and they have mounted him on the king’s mule;
45 and Sadoc the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him in Gion, and have gone up thence rejoicing, and the city resounded: this is the sound which ye have heard.
46 And Solomon is seated upon the throne of the kingdom.
47 And the servants of the king have gone in to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne; and the king worshipped upon his bed.
48 Moreover thus said the king, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has this day appointed one of my seed sitting on my throne, and my eyes see it.
49 And all the guests of Adonias were dismayed, and every man went his way.
50 And Adonias feared because of Solomon, and arose, and departed, and laid hold on the horns of the altar.
51 And it was reported to Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonias fears king Solomon, and holds the horns of the altar, saying, Let Solomon swear to me this day, that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
52 And Solomon said, If he should be a valiant man, there shall not a hair of his fall to the ground; but if evil be found in him, he shall die.
53 And king Solomon sent, and they brought him away from the altar; and he went in and did obeisance to king Solomon: and Solomon said to him, Go to thy house.
And the days of David drew near that he should die: and he addressed his son Solomon, saying,
2 I go the way of all the earth: but be thou strong, and shew thyself a man;
3 and keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep the commandments and the ordinances and the judgments which are written in the law of Moses; that thou mayest understand what thou shalt do in all things that I command thee:
4 that the Lord may confirm his word which he spoke, saying, If thy children shall take heed to their way to walk before me in truth with all their heart, I promise thee, saying, there shall not fail thee a man on the throne of Israel.
5 Moreover thou knowest all that Joab the son of Saruia did to me, what he did to the two captains of the forces of Israel, to Abenner the son of Ner, and to Amessai the son of Jether, that he slew them, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put innocent blood on his girdle that was about his loins, and on his sandal that was on his foot.
6 Therefore thou shalt deal with him according to thy wisdom, and thou shalt not bring down his grey hairs in peace to the grave.
7 But thou shalt deal kindly with the sons of Berzelli the Galaadite, and they shall be among those that eat at thy table; for thus they drew nigh to me when I fled from the face of thy brother Abessalom.
8 And, behold, there is with thee Semei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Baurim: and he cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went into the camp; and he came down to Jordan to meet me, and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
9 But thou shalt by no means hold him guiltless, for thou art a wise man, and wilt know what thou shalt do to him, and shalt bring down his grey hairs with blood to the grave.
10 And David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
11 And the days which David reigned over Israel were forty years; he reigned seven years in Chebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
12 And Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his kingdom was established greatly.
13 And Adonias the son of Aggith came in to Bersabee the mother of Solomon, and did obeisance to her: and she said, Dost thou enter peaceably? and he said, Peaceably:
14 I have business with thee. And she said to him, Say on.
15 And he said to her, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and all Israel turned their face toward me for a king; but the kingdom was turned from me and became my brother’s: for it was appointed to him from the Lord.
16 And now I make one request of thee, do not turn away thy face. And Bersabee said to him, Speak on.
17 And he said to her, Speak, I pray thee, to king Solomon, for he will not turn away his face from thee, and let him give me Abisag the Somanite for a wife.
18 And Bersabee said, Well; I will speak for thee to the king.
19 And Bersabee went in to king Solomon to speak to him concerning Adonias; and the king rose up to meet her, and kissed her, and sat on the throne, and a throne was set for the mother of the king, and she sat on his right hand.
20 And she said to him, I ask of thee one little request; turn not away my face from thee. And the king said to her, Ask, my mother, and I will not reject thee.
21 And she said, Let, I pray thee, Abisag the Somanite be given to Adonias thy brother to wife.
22 And king Solomon answered and said to his mother, And why hast thou asked Abisag for Adonias? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother, and he has for his companion Abiathar the priest, and Joab the son of Saruia the commander-in-chief.
23 And king Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if it be not that Adonias has spoken this word against his own life.
24 And now as the Lord lives who has established me, and set me on the throne of my father David, and he has made me a house, as the Lord spoke, this day shall Adonias be put to death.
25 So king Solomon sent by the hand of Banaeas the son of Jodae, and he slew him, and Adonias died in that day.
26 And the king said to Abiathar the priest, Depart thou quickly to Anathoth to thy farm, for thou art worthy of death this day; but I will not slay thee, because thou hast borne the ark of the covenant of the Lord before my father, and because thou was afflicted in all things wherein my father was afflicted.
27 And Solomon removed Abiathar from being a priest of the Lord, that the word of the Lord might be fulfilled, which he spoke concerning the house of Heli in Selom.
28 And the report came to Joab son of Saruia; for Joab had turned after Adonias, and he went not after Solomon: and Joab fled to the tabernacle of the Lord, and caught hold of the horns of the altar.
29 And it was told Solomon, saying, Joab has fled to the tabernacle of the Lord, and lo! he has hold of the horns of the altar. And king Solomon sent to Joab, saying, What ails thee, that thou hast fled to the altar? and Joab said, Because I was afraid of thee, and fled for refuge to the Lord. And Solomon sent Banaeas son of Jodae, saying, Go and slay him, and bury him.
30 And Banaeas son of Jodae came to Joab to the tabernacle of the Lord, and said to him, Thus says the king, Come forth. And Joab said, I will not come forth, for I will die here. And Banaeas son of Jodae returned and spoke to the king, saying, Thus has Joab spoken, and thus has he answered me.
31 And the king said to him, Go, and do to him as he has spoken, and kill him: and thou shalt bury him, and thou shalt remove this day the blood which he shed without cause, from me and from the house of my father.
32 And the Lord has returned upon his own head the blood of his unrighteousness, inasmuch as he attacked two men more righteous and better than himself, and slew them with the sword, and my father David knew not of their blood, even Abenner the son of Ner the commander-in-chief of Israel, and Amessa the son of Jether the commander-in-chief of Juda.
33 And their blood is returned upon his head, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but to David, and his seed, and his house, and his throne, may there be peace for ever from the Lord.
34 So Banaeas son of Jodae went up, and attacked him, and slew him, and buried him in his house in the wilderness.
35 And the king appointed Banaeas son of Jodae in his place over the host; and the kingdom was established in Jerusalem; and as for Sadoc the priest, the king appointed him to be high priest in the room of Abiathar.
35a and the Lord gave understanding to Solomon, and very much wisdom, and largeness of heart, as the sand by the sea-shore.
35b And the wisdom of Solomon abounded exceedingly beyond the wisdom of all the ancients, and beyond all the wise men of Egypt:
35c and he took the daughter of Pharao, and brought her into the city of David, until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the Lord first, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. In seven years he made and finished them.
35d And Solomon had seventy thousand bearers of burdens, and eight thousand hewers of stone in the mountain:
35e and Solomon made the sea, and the bases, and the great lavers, and the pillars, and the fountain of the court, and the brazen sea
35f and he built the citadel as a defence above it, he made a breach in the wall of the city of David: thus the daughter of Pharao went up out of the city of David to her house which he built for her. Then he built the citadel:
35g and Solomon offered up three whole-burnt-offerings in the year, and peace-offerings on the altar which he built to the Lord, and he burnt incense before the Lord, and finished the house.
35h And these are the chief persons who presided over the works of Solomon; three thousand and six hundred masters of the people that wrought the works.
35i And he burit Assur, and Magdo, and Gazer, and upper Baethoron, and Ballath:
35j only after he had built the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about, afterwards he built these cities. And when David was yet living, he charged Solomon, saying, Behold, there is with thee Semei the son of Gera, of the seed of Benjamin out of Chebron:
35k he cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went into the camp;
35l and he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, He shall not be slain with the sword.
36m But now do not thou hold him guiltless, for thou art a man of understanding, and thou wilt know what thou shalt do to him, and thou shalt bring down his grey hairs with blood to the grave.
36 And the king called Semei, and said to him, Build thee a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and thou shalt not go out thence any whither.
37 And it shall come to pass in the day that thou shalt go forth and cross over the brook Kedron, know assuredly that thou shalt certainly die: thy blood shall be upon thine head. And the king caused him to swear in that day.
38 And Semei said to the king, Good is the word that thou hast spoken, my lord O king: thus will thy servant do. And Semei dwelt in Jerusalem three years.
39 And it came to pass after the three years, that two servants of Semei ran away to Anchus son of Maacha king of Geth: and it was told Semei, saying, Behold, thy servants are in Geth.
40 And Semei rose up, and saddled his ass, and went to Geth to Anchus to seek out his servants: and Semei went, and brought his servants out of Geth.
41 And it was told Solomon, saying, Semei is gone out of Jerusalem to Geth, and has brought back his servants.
42 And the king sent and called Semei, and said to him, Did I not adjure thee by the Lord, and testify to thee, saying, In whatsoever day thou shalt go out of Jerusalem, and go to the right or left, know certainly that thou shalt assuredly die?
43 And why hast thou not kept the oath of the Lord, and the commandment which I commanded thee?
44 And the king said to Semei, Thou knowest all thy mischief which thy heart knows, which thou didst to David my father: and the Lord has recompensed thy mischief on thine own head.
45 And king Solomon is blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever.
46 And Solomon commanded Banaeas the son of Jodae, and he went forth and slew him.
46a And king Solomon was very prudent and wise: and Juda and Israel were very many, as the sand which is by the sea for multitude, eating, and drinking, and rejoicing:
46b and Solomon was chief in all the kingdoms, and they brought gifts, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
46c And Solomon began to open the domains of Libanus,
46d and he built Thermae in the wilderness.
46e And this was the daily provision of Solomon, thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of ground meal, ten choice calves, and twenty oxen from the pastures, and a hundred sheep, besides stags, and does, and choice fed birds.
46f For he ruled in all the country on this side the river, from Raphi unto Gaza, over all the kings on this side the river:
46g and he was at peace on all sides round about; and Juda and Israel dwelt safely, every one under his vine and under his fig tree, eating and drinand feasting, from Dan even to Bersabee, all the days of Solomon.
46h And these were the princes of Solomon; Azariu son of Sadoc the priest, and Orniu son of Nathan chief of the officers, and he went to his house; and Suba the scribe, and Basa son of Achithalam recorder, and Abi son of Joab commander-in-chief, and Achire son of Edrai was over the levies, and Banaeas son of Jodae over the household and over the brickwork, and Cachur the son of Nathan was counsellor.
46i And Solomon had forty thousand brood mares for his chariots, and twelve thousand horses.
46j And he reigned over all the kings from the river and to the land of the Philistines, and to the borders of Egypt:
46k so Solomon the son of David reigned over Israel and Juda in Jerusalem.
And when the kingdoms had been given into the hands of Solomon, then Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
2 Nevertheless the people burnt incense on the high places, because a house had not yet been built to the Lord.
3 And Solomon loved the Lord, so as to walk in the ordinances of David his father; only he sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
4 And he arose and went to Gabaon to sacrifice there, for that was the highest place, and great: Solomon offered a whole-burnt-offering of a thousand victims on the altar in Gabaon.
5 And the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and the Lord said to Solomon, Ask some petition for thyself.
6 And Solomon said, Thou hast dealt very mercifully with thy servant David my father according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee, and thou hast kept for him this great mercy, to set his son upon his throne, as it is this day.
7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast appointed thy servant in the room of David my father; and I am a little child, and know not my going out an my coming in.
8 But thy servant is in the midst of thy people, whom thou hast chosen, a great people, which cannot be numbered.
9 Thou shalt give therefore to thy servant a heart to hear and to judge thy people justly, and to discern between good and evil: for who will be able to judge this thy great people?
10 And it was pleasing before the Lord, that Solomon asked this thing.
11 And the Lord said to him, Because thou hast asked this thing of me, and hast not asked for thyself long life, and hast not asked wealth, nor hast asked the lives of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to hear judgment;
12 behold, I have done according to thy word: behold, I have given thee an understanding and wise heart: there has not been any one like thee before thee, and after thee there shall not arise one like thee.
13 And I have given thee what thou hast not asked, wealth and glory, so that there has not been any one like thee among kings.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my way, to keep my commandments and my ordinances, as David thy father walked, then will I multiply thy days.
15 And Solomon awoke, and, behold, it was a dream: and he arose and came to Jerusalem, and stood before the altar that was in front of the ark of the covenant of the Lord in Sion: and he offered whole-burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings, and made a great banquet for himself and all his servants.
16 Then there appeared two harlots before the king, and they stood before him.
17 And the one woman said, Hear me, my lord; I and this woman dwelt in one house, and we were delivered in the house.
18 And it came to pass on the third day after I was delivered, this woman also was delivered: and we were together; and there was no one with us besides our two selves in the house.
19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
20 and she arose in the middle of the night, and took my son from my arms, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.
21 and I arose in the morning to suckle my son, and he was dead: and, behold, I considered him in the morning, and, behold, it was not my son whom I bore.
22 And the other woman said, No, but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. So they spoke before the king.
23 and the king said to them, Thou sayest, This is my son, even the living one, and this woman’s son is the dead one: and thou sayest, No, but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son.
24 And the king said, Fetch a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
25 And the king said, Divide the live child, the suckling, in two; and give half of it to one, and half of it to the other.
26 And the woman whose the living child was, answered and said to the king, (for her bowels yearned over her son) and she said, I pray thee, my lord, give her the child, and in nowise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor hers; divide it.
27 Then the king answered and said, Give the child to her that said, ‘Give it to her, and by no means slay it:’ she is its mother.
28 and all Israel heard this judgment which the king judged, and they feared before the king; because they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to execute judgment.
And king Solomon reigned over Israel.
2 And these are the princes which he had; Azarias son of Sadoc.
3 Eliaph, and Achia son of Seba, scribes; and Josaphat son of Achilud, recorder.
4 And Banaeas son of Jodae over the host; and Sadoc and Abiathar were priests.
5 And Ornia the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabuth son of Nathan was the king’s friend.
6 And Achisar was steward, and Eliac the chief steward; and Eliab the son of Saph was over the family: and Adoniram the son of Audon over the tribute.
7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, to provide for the king and his household; each one’s turn came to supply for a month in the year.
8 And these were their names: Been the son of Or in the mount of Ephraim, one.
9 The son of Dacar, in Makes, and in Salabin, and Baethsamys, and Elon as far as Bethanan, one.
10 The son of Esdi in Araboth; his was Socho, and all the land of Opher.
11 All Nephthador belonged to the son of Aminadab, Tephath daughter of Solomon was his wife, one.
12 Bana son of Achiluth had Ithaanach, and Mageddo, and his was the whole house of San which was by Sesathan below Esrae, and from Bethsan as far as Sabelmaula, as far as Maeber Lucam, one.
13 The son of Naber in Raboth Galaad, to him fell the lot of Ergab in Basan, sixty great cities with walls, and brazen bars, one.
14 Achinadab son of Saddo, had Maanaim, one.
15 Achimaas was in Nephthalim, and he took Basemmath daughter of Solomon to wife, one.
16 Baana son of Chusi, in Aser and in Baaloth, one,
17 Semei son of Ela, in Benjamin.
18 Gaber son of Adai in the land of Gad, the land of Seon king of Esebon, and of Og king of Basan, and one officer in the land of Juda.
19 Josaphat son of Phuasud was in Issachar.
20 And Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
And Solomon was king over all the kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life. And thus the officers provided king Solomon: and they execute every one in his month all the orders for the table of the king, they omit nothing.
2 And they carried the barley and the straw for the horses and the chariots to the place where the king might be, each according to his charge. And these were the requisite supplies for Solomon: in one day thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of fine pounded meal,
3 and ten choice calves, and twenty pastured oxen, and a hundred sheep, besides stags, and choice fatted does.
4 For he had dominion on this side the river, and he was at peace on all sides round about.
5 And the Lord gave understanding to Solomon, and very much wisdom, and enlargement of heart, as the sand on the seashore.
10 And Solomon abounded greatly beyond the wisdom of all the ancients, and beyond all the wise men of Egypt.
11 And he was wiser than all other men: and he was wiser than Gaethan the Zarite, and than Ænan, and than Chalcad and Darala the son of Mal.
12 And Solomon spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were five thousand.
13 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar in Libanus even to the hyssop which comes out through the wall: he spoke also of cattle, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fishes.
14 And all the nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and ambassadors from all the kings of the earth, as many as heard of his wisdom.
14a And Solomon took to himself the daughter of Pharao to wife, and brought her into the city of David until he had finished the house of the Lord, and his own house, and the wall of Jerusalem.
14b Then went up Pharao the king of Egypt, and took Gazer, and burnt it and the Chananite dwelling in Mergab; and Pharao gave them as a dowry to his daughter the wife of Solomon: and Solomon rebuilt Gazer.
15 And Chiram king of Tyre sent his servants to anoint Solomon in the room of David his father, because Chiram always loved David.
16 And Solomon sent to Chiram, saying,
17 Thou knewest my father David, that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord my God because of the wars that compassed him about, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.
18 And now the Lord my God has given me rest round about; there is no one plotting against me, and there is no evil trespass against me.
19 And, behold, I intend to build a house to the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord God spoke to my father David, saying, Thy son whom I will set on thy throne in thy place, he shall build a house to my name.
20 And now command, and let men cut wood for me out of Libanus: and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, and I will give thee the wages of thy service, according to all that thou shalt say, because thou knowest that we have no one skilled in cutting timber like the Sidonians.
21 And it came to pass, as soon as Chiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be God to-day, who has given to David a wise son over this numerous people.
22 And he sent to Solomon, saying, I have listened concerning all that thou hast sent to me for: I will do all thy will: as for timber of cedar and fir,
23 my servants shall bring them down from Libanus to the sea: I will form them into rafts, and bring them to the place which thou shalt send to me about; and I will land them there, and thou shalt take them up: and thou shalt do my will, in giving bread to my household.
24 So Chiram gave to Solomon cedars, and fir trees, and all his desire.
25 And Solomon gave to Chiram twenty thousand measures of wheat as food for his house, and twenty thousand baths of beaten oil thus Solomon gave to Chiram yearly.
26 And the Lord gave wisdom to Solomon as he promised him; and there was peace between Chiram and Solomon, and they made a covenant between them.
27 And the king raised a levy out of all Israel, and the levy was thirty thousand men.
28 And he sent them to Libanus, ten thousand taking turn every month: they were a month in Libanus and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
29 And Solomon had seventy thousand bearers of burdens, and eighty thousand hewers of stone in the mountain;
30 besides the rulers that were appointed over the works of Solomon, there were three thousand six hundred masters who wrought in the works.
32 And they prepared the stones and the timber during three years.
And it came to pass in the four hundred and fortieth year after the departure of the children of Israel out of Egypt, in the fourth year and second month of the reign of king Solomon over Israel,
1a that the king commanded that they should take great and costly stones for the foundation of the house, and hewn stones.
1b And the men of Solomon, and the men of Chiram hewed the stones, and laid them for a foundation.
1c In the fourth year he laid the foundation of the house of the Lord, in the month Niso, even in the second month.
1d In the eleventh year, in the month Baal, this is the eighth month, the house was completed according to all its plan, and according to all its arrangement.
2 And the house which the king built to the Lord was forty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and its height five and twenty cubits.
3 And the porch in front of the temple—twenty cubits was its length according to the breadth of the house in front of the house: and he built the house, and finished it.
4 And he made to the house secret windows inclining inward.
5 And against the wall of the house he set chambers round about the temple and the ark.
6 The under side was five cubits broad, and the middle part six, and the third was seven cubits broad; for he formed an interval to the house round about without the house, that they might not touch the walls of the house.
7 And the house was built in the construction of it with rough hewn stones: and there was not heard in the house in the building of it hammer or axe, or any iron tool.
8 And the porch of the under side was below the right wing of the house, and there was a winding ascent into the middle chamber, and from the middle to the third story.
9 So he built the house and finished it; and he made the ceiling of the house with cedars.
10 And he made the partitions through all the house, each five cubits high, and enclosed each partition with cedar boards.
11And it came to pass that the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
12 Concerning this house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in My statutes, and execute My judgments, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then will I perform My word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
13 and I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.
14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
15 And he framed the walls of the house within with cedar boards, from the floor of the house and on to the inner walls and to the beams: he lined the parts enclosed with boards within, and compassed the inward parts of the house with planks of fir.
16 And he built the twenty cubits from the top of the wall, one side from the floor to the beams, and he made it from the oracle to the most holy place.
17And the innermost temple was forty cubits long,
18 and the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: and all was cedar: there was no stone seen.
19 in front of the oracle in the midst of the house within, in order to put there the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
20 The length was twenty cubits, and the breadth was twenty cubits, and the height of it was twenty cubits. And he covered it with perfect gold, and he made an altar in front of the oracle, and covered it with gold.
Solomon overlaid the house within with perfect gold, and made a
partition by the chains of gold
22 And he covered the whole house with gold, till he had finished gilding the whole house. also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
23 And he made in the oracle two cherubs of ten cubits measured size.
24 And the wing of one cherub was five cubits, and his other wing was five cubits; ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing.
25 Thus it was with the other cherub, both were alike finished with one measure.
26 And the height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it with the second cherub.
27 And both the cherubs were in the midst of the innermost part of the house; and they spread out their wings, and one wing touched the wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings in the midst of the house touched each other.
28 And he covered the cherubs with gold.
29 He graved all the walls of the house round about with the graving of cherubs, and he sculptured palm trees within and without the house.
30 And he covered the floor of the house within and without with gold.
31 And for the door-way of the oracle he made doors of juniper wood, there was a lintel of five sides:
32 In both the doors were planks of fir; and carved upon them were carved cherubims and palm trees and open flower leaves; and it was overlaid with gold gilt, and the gold went down upon the cherubim and upon the palm trees.
33 So made he also for the door of the temple posts of juniper, porticoes of four sides.
34 And in both the doors were planks of fir; the one door had two leaves and their hinges, and the other door had two leaves and turned on hinges,
35 and carved upon them were carved cherubims and palm trees and open flower leaves; and it was overlaid with gold gilt upon the engraving.
36 And he built the inner court, three rows of hewn stones, and a row of wrought cedar round about,
36a and he made the curtain of the court of the porch of the house that was in front of the temple.
And king Solomon sent, and took Chiram out of Tyre,
2 the son of a widow woman; and he was of the tribe of Nephthalim, and his father was a Tyrian; a worker in brass, and accomplished in art and skill and knowledge to work every work in brass: and he was brought in to king Solomon, and he wrought all the works.
3 And he cast the two pillars for the porch of the house: eighteen cubits was the height of each pillar, and a circumference of fourteen cubits encompassed it, even the thickness of the pillar: the flutings were four fingers wide, and thus was the other pillar formed.
4 And he made two molten chapiters to put on the heads of the pillars: five cubits was the height of one chapiter, and five cubits was the height of the other chapiter.
5 And he made two ornaments of net-work to cover the chapiters of the pillars; even a net for one chapiter, and a net for the other chapiter.
6 And hanging work, two rows of brazen pomegranates, formed with net-work, hanging work, row upon row: and thus he framed the ornaments for the second chapiter.
7 And he set up the pillars of the porch of the temple: and he set up the one pillar, and called its name Jachum: and he set up the second pillar, and called its name Boloz.
8 And on the heads of the pillars he made lily-work against the porch, of four cubits,
9 and a chamber over both the pillars, and above the sides an addition equal to the chamber in width.
10 And he made the sea, ten cubits from one rim to the other, the same was completely circular round about: its height was five cubits, and its circumference thirty-three cubits.
11 And stays underneath its rim round about compassed it ten cubits round;
12 and its rim was as the work of the rim of a cup, a lily-flower, and the thickness of it was a span.
13 And there were twelve oxen under the sea: three looking to the north, and three looking to the west, and three looking to the south, and three looking to the east: and all their hinder parts were inward, and the sea was above upon them.
14 And he made ten brazen bases: five cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth of it, and its height was six cubits.
15 And this work of the bases was formed with a border the them, and there was a border between the ledges.
16 And upon their borders between the projection were lions, and oxen, and cherubs: and on the projections, even so above, and also below were the places of lions and oxen, hanging work.
17 And there were four brazen wheels to one base; and there were brazen bases, and their four sides answering to them, side pieces under the bases.
18 And there were axles in the wheels under the base. And the height of one wheel was a cubit and a half.
19 And the work of the wheels was as the work of chariot wheels: their axles, and their felloes, and the rest of their work, were all molten.
20 The four side pieces were at the four corners of each base; its shoulders were formed of the base.
21 And on the top of the base half a cubit was the size of it, there was a circle on the top of the base, and there was the top of its spaces and its borders: and it was open at the top of its spaces.
22 And its borders were cherubs, and lions, and palm-trees, upright, each was joined in front and within and round about.
23 According to the same form he made all the ten bases, even one order and one measure to all.
24 And he made ten brazen lavers, each laver containing forty baths, and measuring four cubits, each laver placed on a several base throughout the ten bases.
25 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and the sea was placed on the right side of the house eastward in the direction of the south.
26 And Chiram made the caldrons, and the pans, and the bowls; and Chiram finished making all the works that he wrought for king Solomon in the house of the Lord:
27 two pillars and the wreathen works of the pillars on the heads of the two pillars; and the two net-works to cover both the wreathen works of the flutings that were upon the pillars.
28 The four hundred pomegranates for both the net-works, two rows of pomegranates for one net-work, to cover both the wreathen works of the bases belonging to both pillars.
29 And the ten bases, and the ten lavers upon the bases.
30 And one sea, and the twelve oxen under the sea.
31 And the caldrons, and pans, and bowls, and all the furniture, which Chiram made for king Solomon for the house of the Lord: and there were eight and forty pillars of the house of the king and of the house of the Lord: all the works of the king which Chiram made were entirely of brass.
32 There was no reckoning of the brass of which he made all these works, from the very great abundance, there was no end of the weight of the brass.
33 In the country round about Jordan did he cast them, in the clay land between Socchoth and Sira.
34 And king Solomon took the furniture which Chiram made for the house of the Lord, the golden altar, and the golden table of shewbread.
35 And he put the five candlesticks on the left, and five on the right in front of the oracle, being of pure gold, and the lamp-stands, and the lamps, and the snuffers of gold.
36 And there were made the porches, and the nails, and the bowls, and the spoons, and the golden censers, of pure gold: and the panels of the doors of the innermost part of the house, even the holy of holies, and the golden doors of the temple.
37 So the work of the house of the Lord which Solomon wrought was finished; and Solomon brought in the holy things of David his father, and all the holy things of Solomon; he put the silver, and the gold, and the furniture, into the treasures of the house of the Lord.
38 And Solomon built a house for himself in thirteen years.
39 And he built the house with the wood of Libanus; its length was a hundred cubits, and its breadth was fifty cubits, and its height was of thirty cubits, and it was made with three rows of cedar pillars, and the pillars had side-pieces of cedar.
40 And he formed the house with chambers above on the sides of the pillars, and the number of the pillars was each row forty and five,
41 and there were three chambers, and space against space in three rows.
42 And all the doors and spaces formed like chambers were square, and from door to door was a correspondence in three rows.
43 And he made the porch of the pillars, they were fifty cubits long and fifty broad, the porch joining them in front; and the other pillars and the thick beam were in front of the house by the porches.
44 And there was the Porch of seats where he would judge, the porch of judgment.
45 And their house where he would dwell, had one court communicating with these according to this work; and he built the house for the daughter of Pharao whom Solomon had taken, according to this porch.
46 All these were of costly stones, sculptured at intervals within even from the foundation even to the top, and outward to the great court,
47 founded with large costly stones, stones of ten cubits and eight cubits long.
48 And above with costly stones, according to the measure of hewn stones, and with cedars.
49 There were three rows of hewn stones round about the great hall, and a row of sculptured cedar: and Solomon finished all his house.
And it came to pass when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and his own house after twenty years, then king Solomon assembled all the elders of Israel in Sion, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, this is Sion,
2 in the month of Athanin.
3 And the priests took up the ark,
4 and the tabernacle of testimony, and the holy furniture that was in the tabernacle of testimony.
5 And the king and all Israel were occupied before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, without number.
6 And the priests bring in the ark into its place, into the oracle of the house, even into the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubs.
7 For the cherubs spread out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubs covered the ark and its holy things above.
8 And the holy staves projected, and the ends of the holy staves appeared out of the holy places in front of the oracle, and were not seen without.
9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which Moses put there in Choreb, which tables the Lord made as a covenant with the children of Israel in their going forth from the land of Egypt.
10 And it came to pass when the priests departed out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house.
11 And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, because the glory of the Lord filled the house.
14 And the king turned his face, and the king blessed all Israel, (and the whole assembly of Israel stood:)
15 and he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel to-day, who spoke by his mouth concerning David my father, and has fulfilled it with his hands, saying,
16 From the day that I brought out my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any one tribe of Israel to build a house, so that my name should be there: but I chose Jerusalem that my name should be there, and I chose David to be over my people Israel.
17 And it was in the heart of my father to build a house to the name of the Lord God of Israel.
18 And the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it came into thine heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it came upon thine heart.
19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house, but thy son that has proceeded out of thy bowels, he shall build the house to my name.
20 And the Lord has confirmed the word that he spoke, and I am risen up in the place of my father David, and I have sat down on the throne of Israel, as the Lord spoke, and I have built the house to the name of the Lord God of Israel.
21 And I have set there a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord, which the Lord made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
22 And Solomon stood up in front of the altar before all the congregation of Israel; and he spread out his hands toward heaven:
23 and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee in heaven above and on the earth beneath, keeping covenant and mercy with thy servant who walks before thee with all his heart;
24 which thou hast kept toward thy servant David my father: for thou hast spoken by thy mouth and thou hast fulfilled it with thine hands, as at this day.
25 And now, O Lord God of Israel, keep for thy servant David my father, the promises which thou hast spoken to him, saying, There shall not be taken from thee a man sitting before me on the throne of Israel, provided only thy children shall take heed to their ways, to walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
26 And now, O Lord God of Israel, let, I pray thee, thy word to David my father be confirmed.
27 But will God indeed dwell with men upon the earth? if the heaven and heaven of heavens will not suffice thee, how much less even this house which I have built to thy name?
28 Yet, O Lord God of Israel, thou shalt look upon my petition, to hear the prayer which thy servant prays to thee in thy presence this day,
29 that thine eyes may be open toward this house day and night, even toward the place which thou saidst, My name shall be there, to hear the prayer which thy servant prays at this place day and night.
30 And thou shalt hearken to the prayer of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall pray toward this place; and thou shalt hear in thy dwelling-place in heaven, and thou shalt do and be gracious.
31 Whatsoever trespasses any one shall commit against his neighbor,—and if he shall take upon him an oath so that he should swear, and he shall come and make confession before thine altar in this house,
32 then shalt thou hear from heaven, and do, and thou shalt judge thy people Israel, that the wicked should be condemned, to recompense his way upon his head; and to justify the righteous, to give to him according to his righteousness.
33 When thy people Israel falls before enemies, because they shall sin against thee, and they shall return and confess to thy name, and they shall pray and supplicate in this house,
34 then shalt thou hear from heaven, and be gracious to the sins of thy people Israel, and thou shalt restore them to the land which thou gavest to their fathers.
35 When the heaven is restrained, and there is no rain, because they shall sin against thee, and the shall pray toward this place, and they shall make confession to thy name, and shall turn from their sins when thou shalt have humbled them,
36 then thou shalt hear from heaven, and be merciful to the sins of thy servant and of thy people Israel; for thou shalt shew them the good way to walk in it, and thou shalt give rain upon the earth which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
37 If there should be famine, if there should be death, because there should be blasting, locust, or if there be mildew, and if their enemy oppress them in any one of their cities, with regard to every calamity, every trouble,
38 every prayer, every supplication whatever shall be made by any man, as they shall know each the plague of his heart, and shall spread abroad his hands to this house,
39 then shalt thou hearken from heaven, out of thine established dwelling-place, and shalt be merciful, and shalt do, and recompense to every man according to his ways, as thou shalt know his heart, for thou alone knowest the heart of all the children of men:
40 that they may fear thee all the days that they live upon the land, which thou hast given to our fathers.
41 And for the stranger who is not of thy people,
42 when they shall come and pray toward this place,
43 then shalt thou hear them from heaven, out of thine established dwelling-place, and thou shalt do according to all that the stranger shall call upon thee for, that all the nations may know thy name, and fear thee, as do thy people Israel, and may know that thy name has been called on this house which I have builded.
44 If it be that thy people shall go forth to war against their enemies in the way by which thou shalt turn them, and pray in the name of the Lord toward the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built to thy name,
45 then shalt thou hear from heaven their supplication and their prayer, and shalt execute judgment for them.
46 If it be that they shall sin against thee, (for there is not a man who will not sin,) and thou shalt bring them and deliver them up before their enemies, and they that take them captive shall carry them to a land far or near,
47 and they shall turn their hearts in the land whither they have been carried captives, and turn in the land of their sojourning, and supplicate thee, saying, We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have transgressed,
48 and they shall turn to thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies whither thou hast carried them captives, and shall pray to thee toward their land which thou hast given to their fathers, and the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built to thy name:
49 then shalt thou hear from heaven thine established dwelling-place,
50 and thou shalt be merciful to their unrighteousness wherein they have trespassed against thee, and according to all their transgressions wherewith they have transgressed against thee, and thou shalt cause them to be pitied before them that carried them captives, and they shall have compassion on them:
51 for they are thy people and thine inheritance, whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, out of the midst of the furnace of iron.
52 And let thine eyes and thine ears be opened to the supplication of thy servant, and to the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken to them in all things for which they shall call upon thee.
53 Because thou hast set them apart for an inheritance to thyself out of all the nations of the earth, as thou spokest by the hand of thy servant Moses, when thou broughtest our fathers out of the land of Egypt, O Lord God.
53a Then spoke Solomon concerning the house, when he had finished building it—He manifested the sun in the heaven: the Lord said he would dwell in darkness: build thou my house, a beautiful house for thyself to dwell in anew. Behold, is not this written in the book of the song?
54 And it came to pass when Solomon had finished praying to the Lord all this prayer and supplication, that he rose up from before the altar of the Lord, after having knelt upon his knees, and his hands were spread out towards heaven.
55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
56 Blessed be the Lord this day, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he said: there has not failed one word among all his good words which he spoke by the hand of his servant Moses.
57 May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers; let him not desert us nor turn from us,
58 that he may turn our hearts toward him to walk in all his ways, and to keep all his commandments, and his ordinances which he commanded our fathers.
59 And let these words, which I have prayed before the Lord our God, be near to the Lord our God day and night, to maintain the cause of thy servant, and the cause of thy people Israel for ever.
60 that all the nations of the earth may know that the Lord God, he is God, and there is none beside.
61 And let our hearts be perfect toward the Lord our God, to walk also holily in his ordinances, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
62 And the king and all the children of Israel offered sacrifice before the Lord.
63 And king Solomon offered for the sacrifices of peace-offering which he sacrificed to the Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, and hundred and twenty thousand sheep: and the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord.
64 In that day the king consecrated the middle of the court in the front of the house of the Lord; for there he offered the whole-burnt-offering, and the sacrifices, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar which was before the Lord was too little to bear the whole-burnt-offering and the sacrifices of peace-offerings.
65 And Solomon kept the feast in that day, and all Israel with him, even a great assembly from the entering in of Hemath to the river of Egypt, before the Lord our God in the house which he built, eating and drinking, and rejoicing before the Lord our God seven days.
66 And on the eighth day he sent away the people: and they blessed the king, and each departed to his tabernacle rejoicing, and their heart was glad because of the good things which the Lord had done to his servant David, and to Israel his people.
And it came to pass when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the work of Solomon, whatever he wished to perform,
2 that the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he appeared in Gabaon.
3 And the Lord said to him, I have heard the voice of thy prayer, and thy supplication which thou madest before me: I have done for thee according to all thy prayer: I have hallowed this house which thou hast built to put my name there for ever, and mine eyes and my heart shall be there always.
4 And if thou wilt walk before me as David thy father walked, in holiness of heart and uprightness, and so as to do according to all that I commanded him, and shalt keep my ordinances and my commandments:
5 then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom in Israel for ever, as I spoke to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to rule in Israel.
6 But if ye or your children do in any wise revolt from me, and do not keep my commandments and my ordinances, which Moses set before you, and ye go and serve other gods, and worship them:
7 then will I cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and this house which I have consecrated to my name I will cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a desolation and a by-word to all nations.
8 And this house, which is high, shall be so that every one that passes by it shall be amazed, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Wherefore has the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house?
9 And men shall say, Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought out their fathers from Egypt, out of the house of bondage, and they attached themselves to strange gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore the Lord has brought this evil upon them.
9a Then Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharao out of the city of David into his house which he built for himself in those days.
10 During twenty years in which Solomon was building the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the house of the king,
11 Chiram king of Tyre helped Solomon with cedar wood, and fir wood, and with gold, and all that he wished for: then the king gave Chiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
12 So Chiram departed from Tyre, and went into Galilee to see the cities which Solomon gave to him; and they pleased him not.
13 And he said, What are these cities which thou hast given me, brother? And he called them Boundary until this day.
14 And Chiram brought to Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold,
25 26 even that for which king Solomon built a ship in Gasion Gaber near Ælath on the shore of the extremity of the sea in the land of Edom.
27 And Chiram sent in the ship together with the servants of Solomon servants of his own, mariners to row, men acquainted with the sea.
28 And they came to Sophira, and took thence a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
And the queen of Saba heard of the name of Solomon, and the name of the Lord, and she came to try him with riddles.
2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train; and there came camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and she came in to Solomon, and told him all that was in her heart.
3 And Solomon answered all her questions: and there was not a question overlooked by the king which he did not answer her.
4 And the queen of Saba saw all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he built,
5 and the provision of Solomon and the sitting of his attendants, and the standing of his servants, and his raiment, and his cup-bearers, and his whole-burnt-offering which he offered in the house of the Lord, and she was utterly amazed.
6 And she said to king Solomon, It was a true report which I heard in my land of thy words and thy wisdom.
7 But I believed not them that told me, until I came and my eyes saw: and, behold, the words as they reported to me are not the half: thou hast exceeded in goodness all the report which I heard in my land.
8 Blessed are thy wives, blessed are these thy servants who stand before thee continually, who hear all thy wisdom.
9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, who has taken pleasure in thee, to set thee upon the throne of Israel, because the Lord loved Israel to establish him for ever; and he has made thee king over them, to execute judgment with justice, and in their causes.
10 And she gave to Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and very many spices, and precious stones: there had not come any other spices so abundant as those which the queen of Saba gave to king Solomon.
11 And the ship of Chiram which brought the gold from Suphir, brought very much hewn timber and precious stones.
12 And the king made the hewn timber into buttresses of the house of the Lord and the king’s house, and lyres and harps for singers: such hewn timber had not come upon the earth, nor have been seen anywhere until this day.
13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Saba all that she desired, whatsoever she asked, besides all that he had given her by the hand of king Solomon: and she returned, and came into her own land, she and her servants.
14 And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold.
15 Besides the tributes of them that were subjects, both merchants and all the kings of the country beyond the river, and of the princess of the land.
16 And Solomon made three hundred spears of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold were upon one spear.
17 And three hundred shields of beaten gold: and three pounds of gold were in one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
18 And the king made a great ivory throne, and gilded it with pure gold.
19 The throne had six steps, and calves in bold relief to the throne behind it, and side-pieces on either hand of the place of the seat, and two lions standing by the side-pieces,
20 and twelve lions standing there on the six steps on either side: it was not so done in any other kingdom.
21 And all the vessels made by Solomon were of gold, and the lavers were golden, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; there was no silver, for it was not accounted of in the days of Solomon.
22 For Solomon had a ship of Tharsis in the sea with the ships of Chiram: one ship came to the king every three years out of Tharsis, laden with gold and silver, and wrought stones, and hewn stones.
22a This was the arrangement of the provision which king Solomon fetched to build the house of the Lord, and the house of the king, and the wall of Jerusalem, and the citadel; to fortify the city of David, and Assur, and Magdal, and Gazer, and Baethoron the upper, and Jethermath, and all the cities of the chariots, and all the cities of the horsemen, and the fortification of Solomon which he purposed to build in Jerusalem and in all the land, so that none of the people should rule over him.
22b that was left of the Chettite and the Amorite, and the Pherezite, and the Chananite, and the Evite, and the Jebusite, and the Gergesite, who were not of the children of Israel, their descendants who had been left with him in the land, whom the children of Israel could not utterly destroy; and Solomon made them tributaries until this day.
22c But of the children of Israel Solomon made nothing; for they were the warriors, and his servants and rulers, and captains of the third order, and the captains of his chariots, and his horsemen.
23 And Solomon increased beyond all the kings of the earth in wealth and wisdom.
24 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which the Lord had put into his heart.
25 And they brought every one their gifts, vessels of gold, and raiment, and stacte, and spices, and horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
26 And Solomon had four thousand mares for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen: and he put them in the cities of his chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem:
26a and he ruled over all the kings from the river to the land of the Philistines, and to the borders of Egypt.
27 And the king made gold and silver in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as the sycamores in the plain for multitude.
28 And the goings forth of Solomon’s horsemen was also out of Egypt, and the king’s merchants were of Thecue; and they received them out of Thecue at a price.
29 And that which proceeded out of Egypt went
up thus, even a chariot for a hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for
fifty shekels of silver: and thus for all the kings of the Chettians,
and the kings of Syria, they came out by sea.