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PARALEIPOMENON 2 (CHRONICLES 2)
ΚΑΙ ἐνίσχυσε Σαλωμὼν υἱὸς Δαυὶδ ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ, καὶ Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς αὐτοῦ μετ' αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐμεγάλυνεν αὐτὸν εἰς ὕψος.
2 καὶ εἶπε Σαλωμὼν πρὸς πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ, τοῖς χιλιάρχοις καὶ τοῖς ἑκατοντάρχοις καὶ τοῖς κριταῖς καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς ἄρχουσιν ἐναντίον ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῖς ἄρχουσι τῶν πατριῶν.
3 καὶ ἐπορεύθη Σαλωμὼν καὶ πᾶσα ἡ ἐκκλησία εἰς τὴν ὑψηλὴν τὴν ἐν Γαβαών, οὗ ἐκεῖ ἦν ἡ σκηνὴ τοῦ μαρτυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἣν ἐποίησε Μωυσῆς παῖς Κυρίου ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ·
4 ἀλλὰ κιβωτὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἀνήνεγκε Δαυὶδ ἐκ πόλεως Καριαθιαρίμ, ὅτι ἡτοίμασεν αὐτῇ Δαυίδ, ὅτι ἔπηξεν αὐτῇ σκηνὴν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
5 καὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν, ὃ ἐποίησε Βεσελεὴλ υἱὸς Οὐρίου, υἱοῦ ῎Ωρ, ἐκεῖ ἦν ἔναντι τῆς σκηνῆς Κυρίου, καὶ ἐξεζήτησεν αὐτὸ Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἡ ἐκκλησία,
6 καὶ ἤνεγκε Σαλωμὼν ἐκεῖ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου τὸ ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ καὶ ἤνεγκεν ἐπ' αὐτῷ ὁλοκαύτωσιν χιλίαν.
7 ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ ἐκείνῃ ὤφθη Θεὸς τῷ Σαλωμὼν καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· αἴτησαι τί σοι δῶ.
8 καὶ εἶπε Σαλωμὼν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν· σὺ ἐποίησας μετὰ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου ἔλεος μέγα καί ἐβασίλευσάς με ἀντ' αὐτοῦ·
9 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεός, πιστωθήτω δὴ τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπὶ Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα μου, ὅτι σὺ ἐβασίλευσάς με ἐπὶ λαὸν πολύν, ὡς ὁ χοῦς τῆς γῆς·
10 νῦν σοφίαν καὶ σύνεσιν δός μοι, καὶ ἐξελεύσομαι ἐνώπιον τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου καὶ εἰσελεύσομαι, ὅτι τίς κρινεῖ τὸν λαόν σου τὸν μέγαν τοῦτον;
11 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Θεὸς πρὸς Σαλωμών· ἀνθ' ὧν ἐγένετο τοῦτο ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σου καὶ οὐκ ᾐτήσω πλοῦτον χρημάτων οὐδὲ δόξαν οὐδὲ τὴν ψυχὴν τῶν ὑπεναντίων καὶ ἡμέρας πολλὰς οὐκ ᾐτήσω, καὶ ᾔτησας σεαυτῷ σοφίαν καὶ σύνεσιν, ὅπως κρίνῃς τὸν λαόν μου, ἐφ' ὃν ἐβασίλευσά σε ἐπ' αὐτόν,
12 τὴν σοφίαν καὶ τὴν σύνεσιν δίδωμί σοι καὶ πλοῦτον καὶ χρήματα καὶ δόξαν δώσω σοι, ὡς οὐκ ἐγενήθη ὅμοιός σοι ἐν τοῖς βασιλεῦσι τοῖς ἔμπροσθέν σου, καὶ μετὰ σὲ οὐκ ἔσται οὕτως.
13 καὶ ἦλθε Σαλωμὼν ἐκ βαμὰ τῆς ἐν Γαβαὼν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ πρὸ προσώπου τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.
14 Καὶ συνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν ἅρματα καὶ ἱππεῖς, καὶ ἐγένοντο αὐτῷ χίλια καὶ τετρακόσια ἅρματα καὶ δώδεκα χιλιάδες ἱππέων· καὶ κατέλιπεν αὐτὰ ἐν πόλεσι τῶν ἁρμάτων, καὶ ὁ λαὸς μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
15 καὶ ἔθηκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὡς λίθους, καὶ τὰς κέδρους ἐν τῇ ᾿Ιουδαίᾳ ὡς συκαμίνους τὰς ἐν τῇ πεδινῇ εἰς πλῆθος.
16 καὶ ἡ ἔξοδος τῶν ἵππων Σαλωμὼν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, καὶ ἡ τιμὴ τῶν ἐμπόρων τοῦ βασιλέως· ἐμπορεύεσθαι ἠγόραζον.
17 καὶ ἀνέβαινον καὶ ἐξῆγον ἐξ Αἰγύπτου ἅρμα ἓν ἑξακοσίων ἀργυρίου καὶ ἵππον πεντήκοντα καὶ ἑκατὸν ἀργυρίου· καὶ οὕτω πᾶσι τοῖς βασιλεῦσι τῶν Χετταίων καὶ τοῖς βασιλεῦσι Συρίας ἐν χερσὶν αὐτῶν ἔφερον.
ΚΑΙ εἶπε Σαλωμὼν τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου καὶ οἶκον τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ.
2 καὶ συνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν νωτοφόρων καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας λατόμων ἐν τῷ ὄρει, καὶ οἱ ἐπιστάται ἐπ' αὐτῶν τρισχίλιοι ἑξακόσιοι.
3 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαλωμὼν πρὸς Χιρὰμ βασιλέα Τύρου λέγων· ὡς ἐποίησας μετὰ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ ἀπέστειλας αὐτῷ κέδρους τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι ἑαυτῷ οἶκον κατοικῆσαι ἐν αὐτῷ,
4 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ οἰκοδομῶ οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ μου ἁγιάσαι αὐτὸν αὐτῷ τοῦ θυμιᾶν ἀπέναντι αὐτοῦ θυμίαμα καὶ πρόθεσιν διὰ παντὸς καὶ τοῦ ἀναφέρειν ὁλοκαυτώματα διὰ παντὸς τὸ πρωΐ καὶ τὸ δείλης καὶ ἐν τοῖς σαββάτοις καὶ ἐν ταῖς νουμηνίαις καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἑορταῖς τοῦ Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν· εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦτο ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ.
5 καὶ ὁ οἶκος, ὃν ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶ μέγας, ὅτι μέγας Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν παρὰ πάντας τοὺς θεούς.
6 καὶ τίς ἰσχύσει οἰκοδομῆσαι αὐτῷ οἶκον; ὅτι ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐ φέρουσι τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ. καὶ τίς ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶν αὐτῷ οἶκον; ὅτι ἀλλ' ἢ τοῦ θυμιᾶν κατέναντι αὐτοῦ.
7 καὶ νῦν ἀπόστειλόν μοι ἄνδρα σοφὸν καὶ εἰδότα τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν τῷ χρυσίῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀργυρίῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν τῷ σιδήρῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ πορφύρᾳ καὶ ἐν τῷ κοκκίνῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ ὑακίνθῳ καὶ ἐπιστάμενον γλύψαι γλυφὴν μετὰ τῶν σοφῶν τῶν μετ' ἐμοῦ ἐν ᾿Ιούδᾳ καὶ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ἃ ἡτοίμασε Δαυὶδ ὁ πατήρ μου.
8 καὶ ἀπόστειλόν μοι ξύλα κέδρινα καὶ ἀρκεύθινα καὶ πεύκινα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου, ὅτι ἐγὼ οἶδα ὡς οἱ δοῦλοί σου οἴδασι κόπτειν ξύλα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου· καὶ ἰδοὺ οἱ παῖδές σου μετὰ τῶν παίδων μου
9 πορεύσονται ἑτοιμάσαι μοι ξύλα εἰς πλῆθος, ὅτι ὁ οἶκος, ὃν ἐγὼ οἰκοδομῶ μέγας καὶ ἔνδοξος.
10 καὶ ἰδοὺ τοῖς ἐργαζομένοις τοῖς κόπτουσι ξύλα εἰς βρώματα δέδωκα σῖτον εἰς δόματα τοῖς παισί σου κόρων πυροῦ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ κριθῶν κόρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ οἴνου μέτρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας καὶ ἐλαίου μέτρων εἴκοσι χιλιάδας.
11 καὶ εἶπε Χιρὰμ βασιλεὺς Τύρου ἐν γραφῇ καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς Σαλωμὼν λέγων· ἐν τῷ ἀγαπῆσαι Κύριον τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἔδωκέ σε ἐπ' αὐτοὺς βασιλέα.
12 καὶ εἶπε Χιράμ· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὃς ἐποίησε τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν, ὃς ἔδωκε τῷΔαυὶδ τῷ βασιλεῖ υἱὸν σοφὸν καὶ ἐπιστάμενον ἐπιστήμην καὶ σύνεσιν, ὃς οἰκοδομήσει οἶκον τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ οἶκον τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ.
13 καὶ νῦν ἀπέστειλά σοι ἄνδρα σοφὸν καὶ εἰδότα σύνεσιν Χιρὰμ τὸν πατέρα μου
14 (ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ θυγατέρων Δάν, καὶ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ ἀνὴρ Τύριος) εἰδότα ποιῆσαι ἐν χρυσίῳ καὶ ἐν ἀργυρίῳ καὶ ἐν χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν σιδήρῳ καὶ ἐν λίθοις καὶ ξύλοις καὶ ὑφαίνειν ἐν τῇ πορφύρᾳ καὶ ἐν τῇ ὑακίνθῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ βύσσῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ κοκκίνῳ καὶ γλύψαι γλυφὰς καὶ διανοεῖσθαι πᾶσαν διανόησιν, ὅσα ἂν δῷς αὐτῷ, μετὰ τῶν σοφῶν σου καὶ σοφῶν Δαυὶδ κυρίου μου πατρός σου.
15 καὶ νῦν τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὴν κριθὴν καὶ τὸ ἔλαιον καὶ τὸν οἶνον, ἃ εἶπεν ὁ κύριός μου, ἀποστειλάτω τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ.
16 καὶ ἡμεῖς κόψομεν ξύλα ἐκ τοῦ Λιβάνου κατὰ πᾶσαν τὴν χρείαν σου καὶ ἄξομεν αὐτὰ σχεδίαις ἐπὶ θάλασσαν ᾿Ιόππης, καὶ σὺ ἄξεις αὐτὰ εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
17 καὶ συνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς ἄνδρας τοὺς προσηλύτους τοὺς ἐν γῇ ᾿Ισραὴλ μετὰ τὸν ἀριθμόν, ὃν ἠρίθμησεν αὐτοὺς Δαυὶδ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ, καὶ εὑρέθησαν ἑκατὸν πεντήκοντα χιλιάδες καὶ τρισχίλιοι ἑξακόσιοι.
18 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐξ αὐτῶν ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας νωτοφόρων καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας λατόμων καὶ τρισχιλίους ἑξακοσίους ἐργοδιώκτας ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν.
ΚΑΙ ἤρξατο Σαλωμὼν τοῦ οἰκοδομεῖν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν ὄρει τοῦ ᾿Αμωρία, οὗ ὤφθη Κύριος τῷ Δαυὶδ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ, ἐν τῷ τόπῳ, ᾧ ἡτοίμασε Δαυὶδ ἐν ἅλῳ ᾿Ορνὰ τοῦ ᾿Ιεβουσαίου.
2 καὶ ἤρξατο οἰκοδομῆσαι ἐν τῷ μηνὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ ἐν τῷ ἔτει τῷ τετάρτῳ τῆς βασιλείας αὐτοῦ.
3 καὶ ταῦτα ἤρξατο Σαλωμὼν τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Θεοῦ· μῆκος πήχεων ἡ διαμέτρησις ἡ πρώτη πήχεων ἑξήκοντα καὶ εὗρος πήχεων εἴκοσι.
4 καὶ αἰλὰμ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ οἴκου, μῆκος ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πλάτους τοῦ οἴκου πήχεων εἴκοσι καὶ ὕψος πήχεων ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι· καὶ κατεχρύσωσεν αὐτὸν ἔσωθεν χρυσίῳ καθαρῷ.
5 καὶ τὸν οἶκον τὸν μέγαν ἐξύλωσε ξύλοις κεδρίνοις καὶ κατεχρύσωσε χρυσίῳ καθαρῷ καὶ ἔγλυψεν ἐπ' αὐτοῦ φοίνικας καὶ χαλαστά.
6 καὶ ἐκόσμησε τὸν οἶκον λίθοις τιμίοις εἰς δόξαν καὶ ἐχρύσωσε χρυσίῳ χρυσίου τοῦ ἐκ Φαρουΐμ
7 καὶ ἐχρύσωσε τὸν οἶκον καὶ τοὺς τοίχους αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς πυλῶνας καὶ τὰ ὀροφώματα καὶ τὰ θυρώματα χρυσίῳ καὶ ἔγλυψε Χερουβὶμ ἐπὶ τῶν τοίχων.
8 καὶ ἐποίησε τὸν οἶκον τοῦ ἁγίου τῶν ἁγίων, μῆκος αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πλάτους τοῦ οἴκου πήχεων εἴκοσι καὶ τὸ εὗρος πήχεων εἴκοσι, καὶ ἐχρύσωσεν αὐτὸν χρυσίῳ καθαρῷ εἰς Χερουβὶμ εἰς τάλαντα ἑξακόσια.
9 καὶ ὁλκὴ τῶν ἥλων, ὁλκὴ τοῦ ἑνὸς πεντήκοντα σίκλοι χρυσίου. καὶ τὸ ὑπερῷον ἐχρύσωσε χρυσίῳ.
10 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τῷ ἁγίῳ τῶν ἁγίων Χερουβὶμ δύο, ἔργον ἐκ ξύλων καὶ ἐχρύσωσεν αὐτὰ χρυσίῳ.
11 καὶ αἱ πτέρυγες τῶν Χερουβὶμ τὸ μῆκος πήχεων εἴκοσι, καὶ ἡ πτέρυξ ἡ μία πήχεων πέντε ἁπτομένη τοῦ τοίχου τοῦ οἴκου, καὶ ἡ πτέρυξ ἡ ἑτέρα πήχεων πέντε ἁπτομένη τῆς πτέρυγος τοῦ Χεροὺβ τοῦ ἑτέρου·
13 καὶ αἱ πτέρυγες τῶν Χερουβὶμ τούτων διαπεπετασμέναι πήχεων εἴκοσι· καὶ αὐτὰ ἑστηκόκα ἐπὶ τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν, καὶ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν εἰς τὸν οἶκον.
14 καὶ ἐποίησε τὸ καταπέτασμα ὑακίνθου καὶ πορφύρας καὶ κοκκίνου καὶ βύσσου καὶ ὕφανεν ἐν αὐτῷ Χερουβίμ.
15 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ οἴκου στύλους δύο, πήχεων τριακονταπέντε τὸ ὕψος καὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν πήχεων πέντε.
16 καὶ ἐποίησε σερσερὼθ ἐν τῷ δαβὶρ καὶ ἔδωκεν ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν τῶν στύλων. καὶ ἐποίησε ροΐσκους ἑκατὸν καὶ ἐποίησε ροΐσκους ἐπὶ τῶν χαλαστῶν.
17 καὶ ἔστησε τοὺς στύλους κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ ναοῦ, ἕνα ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ τὸν ἕνα ἐξ εὐωνύμων, καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ ἐκ δεξιῶν Κατόρθωσις καὶ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ ἐξ ἀριστερῶν ᾿Ισχύς.
ΚΑΙ ἐποίησε θυσιαστήριον χαλκοῦν, εἴκοσι πήχεων τὸ μῆκος καὶ εἴκοσι πήχεων τὸ εὖρος καὶ δέκα πήχεων τὸ ὕψος.
2 καὶ ἐποίησε τὴν θάλασσαν χυτήν, δέκα πήχεων τὴν διαμέτρησιν, στρογγύλην κυκλόθεν, καὶ πέντε πήχεων τὸ ὕψος καὶ τὸ κύκλωμα τριάκοντα πήχεων.
3 καὶ ὁμοίωμα μόσχων ὑποκάτω αὐτῆς, κύκλῳ κυκλοῦσιν αὐτήν, δέκα πήχεις περιέχουσι τὸν λουτῆρα κυκλόθεν. δύο γένη ἐχώνευσαν τοὺς μόσχους ἐν τῇ χωνεύσει αὐτῶν,
4 ᾗ ἐποίησαν αὐτούς, δώδεκα μόσχους, οἱ τρεῖς βλέποντες βορρᾶν καὶ οἱ τρεῖς δυσμὰς καὶ οἱ τρεῖς νότον καὶ οἱ τρεῖς κατ' ἀνατολάς, καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ἐπ' αὐτῶν ἄνω, ἦσαν τὰ ὀπίσθια αὐτῶν ἔσω.
5 καὶ τὸ πάχος αὐτῆς παλαιστής, καὶ τὸ χεῖλος αὐτῆς ὡς χεῖλος ποτηρίου, διαγεγλυμμένα βλαστοὺς κρίνου, χωροῦσαν μετρητὰς τρισχιλίους· καὶ ἐξετέλεσε.
6 καὶ ἐποίησε λουτῆρας δέκα καὶ ἔθηκε τοὺς πέντε ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ τοὺς πέντε ἐξ ἀριστερῶν τοῦ πλύνειν ἐν αὐτοῖς τὰ ἔργα τῶν ὁλοκαυτωμάτων καὶ ἀποκλύζειν ἐν αὐτοῖς· καὶ ἡ θάλασσα εἰς τὸ νίπτεσθαι τοὺς ἱερεῖς ἐν αὐτῇ.
7 καὶ ἐποίησε τὰς λυχνίας τὰς χρυσᾶς δέκα κατὰ τὸ κρίμα αὐτῶν καὶ ἔθηκεν ἐν τῷ ναῷ, πέντε ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ πέντε ἐξ ἀριστερῶν.
8 καὶ ἐποίησε τραπέζας δέκα καὶ ἔθηκεν ἐν τῷ ναῷ, πέντε ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ πέντε ἐξ εὐωνύμων, καὶ ἐποίησε φιάλας χρυσᾶς ἑκατόν.
9 καὶ ἐποίησε τὴν αὐλὴν τῶν ἱερέων καὶ τὴν αὐλὴν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ θύρας τῇ αὐλῇ καὶ θυρώματα αὐτῶν κατακεχαλκωμένα χαλκῷ·
10 καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν ἔθηκεν ἀπὸ γωνίας τοῦ οἴκου ἐκ δεξιῶν ὡς πρὸς ἀνατολὰς κατέναντι.
11 καὶ ἐποίησε Χιρὰμ τὰς κρεάγρας καὶ τὰ πυρεῖα καὶ τὴν ἐσχάραν τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ. καὶ συνετέλεσε Χιρὰμ ποιῆσαι πᾶσαν τὴν ἐργασίαν, ἣν ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν τῷ βασιλεῖ ἐν οἴκῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ,
12 στύλους δύο καὶ ἐπ' αὐτῶν γωλὰθ τῇ χωθαρὲθ ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν τῶν στύλων δύο καὶ δίκτυα δύο συγκαλύψαι τὰς κεφαλὰς τῶν χωθαρέθ, ἅ ἐστιν ἐπὶ τῶν κεφαλῶν τῶν στύλων,
13 καὶ κώδωνας χρυσοῦς τετρακοσίους εἰς τὰ δύο δίκτυα καὶ δύο γένη ροΐσκων ἐν τῷ δικτύῳ τῷ ἑνὶ τοῦ συγκαλύψαι τὰς δύο γωλὰθ τῶν χωθαρέθ, ἅ ἐστιν ἐπάνω τῶν στύλων.
14 καὶ τὰς μεχωνὼθ ἐποίησε δέκα, καὶ τοὺς λουτῆρας ἐποίησεν ἐπὶ τῶν μεχωνὼθ
15 καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν μίαν καὶ τοὺς μόσχους τοὺς δώδεκα ὑποκάτω αὐτῆς
16 καὶ τοὺς ποδιστῆρας καὶ τοὺς ἀναλημπτῆρας καὶ τοὺς λέβητας καὶ τὰς κρεάγρας καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη αὐτῶν, ἃ ἐποίησε Χιράμ, καὶ ἀνήνεγκε τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμὼν ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου χαλκοῦ καθαροῦ.
17 ἐν τῷ περιχώρῳ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐχώνευσεν αὐτὰ ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν τῷ πάχει τῆς γῆς ἐν οἴκῳ Σοκχὼθ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον Σαρηδαθά.
18 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν πάντα τὰ σκεύη ταῦτα εἰς πλῆθος σφόδρα, ὅτι οὐκ ἐξέλιπεν ὁλκὴ τοῦ χαλκοῦ.
19 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν πάντα τὰ σκεύη οἴκου Κυρίου καὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χρυσοῦν καὶ τὰς τραπέζας (καὶ ἐπ' αὐτῶν ἄρτοι προθέσεως)
20 καὶ τὰς λυχνίας καὶ τοὺς λύχνους τοῦ φωτὸς κατὰ τὸ κρίμα καὶ κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβὶρ χρυσίου καθαροῦ
21 καὶ λαβίδες αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ λύχνοι αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς φιάλας καὶ τὰς θυΐσκας καὶ τὰ πυρεῖα χρυσίου καθαροῦ,
22 καὶ ἡ θύρα τοῦ οἴκου ἡ ἐσωτέρα εἰς τὰ ἅγια τῶν ἁγίων, καὶ τὰς θύρας τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ ναοῦ χρυσᾶς.
ΚΑΙ συνετελέσθη πᾶσα ἡ ἐργασία, ἣν ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου. καὶ εἰσήνεγκε Σαλωμὼν τὰ ἅγια Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον καὶ τὰ σκεύη καὶ ἔδωκεν εἰς θησαυρὸν οἴκου Κυρίου.
2 τότε ἐξεκκλησίασε Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἄρχοντας τῶν φυλῶν τοὺς ἡγουμένους πατριῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ τοῦ ἀνενέγκαι κιβωτὸν διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐκ πόλεως Δαυὶδ (αὕτη Σιών)·
3 καὶ ἐξεκκλησιάσθησαν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ (οὗτος ὁ μὴν ἕβδομος)
4 καὶ ἦλθον πάντες οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἔλαβον πάντες οἱ Λευῖται τὴν κιβωτὸν
5 καὶ ἀνήνεγκαν τὴν κιβωτὸν καὶ τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη τὰ ἅγια ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ, καὶ ἀνήνεγκαν αὐτὴν οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ Λευῖται.
6 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν καὶ πᾶσα συναγωγὴ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οἱ φοβούμενοι καὶ οἱ ἐπισυνηγμένοι αὐτῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῆς κιβωτοῦ θύοντες μόσχους καὶ πρόβατα, οἳ οὐκ ἀριθμηθήσονται καὶ οἳ οὐ λογισθήσονται ἀπὸ τοῦ πλήθους.
7 καὶ εἰσήνεγκαν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὴν κιβωτὸν διαθήκης Κυρίου εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς, εἰς τὸ δαβὶρ τοῦ οἴκου εἰς τὰ ἅγια τῶν ἁγίων, ὑποκάτω τῶν πτερύγων τῶν Χερουβίμ.
8 καὶ ἦν τὰ Χερουβὶμ διαπεπετακότα τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τῆς κιβωτοῦ, καὶ συνεκάλυπτε τὰ Χερουβὶμ ἐπὶ τὴν κιβωτὸν καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀναφορεῖς αὐτῆς ἐπάνωθεν·
9 καὶ ὑπερεῖχον οἱ ἀναφορεῖς, καὶ ἐβλέποντο αἱ κεφαλαὶ τῶν ἀναφορέων ἐκ τῶν ἁγίων εἰς πρόσωπον τοῦ δαβίρ, οὐκ ἐβλέποντο ἔξω· καὶ ἦσαν ἐκεῖ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
10 οὐκ ἦν ἐν τῇ κιβωτῷ πλὴν δύο πλάκες, ἃς ἔθηκε Μωυσῆς ἐν Χωρήβ, ἃ διέθετο Κύριος μετὰ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν αὐτοὺς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
11 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν τοὺς ἱερεῖς ἐκ τῶν ἁγίων —ὅτι πάντες οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ εὑρεθέντες ἡγιάσθησαν, οὐκ ἦσαν διατεταγμένοι κατ' ἐφημερίαν,
12 καὶ οἱ Λευῖται οἱ ψαλτῳδοὶ πάντες τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ασάφ, τῷ Αἰμάν, τῷ ᾿Ιδιθοὺν καὶ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτῶν καὶ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτῶν, τῶν ἐνδεδυμένων στολὰς βυσσίνας, ἐν κυμβάλοις καὶ ἐν νάβλαις καὶ ἐν κινύραις, ἑστηκότες κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου καὶ μετ' αὐτῶν ἱερεῖς ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι σαλπίζοντες ταῖς σάλπιγξι·
13 καὶ ἐγένετο μία φωνὴ ἐν τῷ σαλπίζειν καὶ ἐν τῷ ψαλτῳδεῖν καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀναφωνεῖν φωνῇ μιᾷ τοῦ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι καὶ αἰνεῖν τῷ Κυρίῳ— καὶ ὕψωσαν φωνὴν ἐν σάλπιγξι καὶ ἐν κυμβάλοις καὶ ἐν ὀργάνοις τῶν ᾠδῶν καὶ ἔλεγον· ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθόν, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ. καὶ ὁ οἶκος ἐνεπλήσθη νεφέλης δόξης Κυρίου,
14 καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο οἱ ἱερεῖς τοῦ στῆναι λειτουργεῖν ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς νεφέλης, ὅτι ἐνέπλησε δόξα Κυρίου τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Θεοῦ.
ΤΟΤΕ εἶπε Σαλωμών· Κύριος εἶπε τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι ἐν γνόφῳ·
2 καὶ ἐγὼ ᾠκοδόμηκα οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἅγιόν σοι καὶ ἕτοιμον τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.
3 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ καὶ εὐλόγησε τὴν πᾶσαν ἐκκλησίαν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ πᾶσα ἡ ἐκκλησία ᾿Ισραὴλ παρειστήκει.
4 καὶ εἶπεν· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὡς ἐλάλησεν ἐν στόματι αὐτοῦ πρὸς Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ ἐν χερσὶν αὐτοῦ ἐπλήρωσε λέγων·
5 ἀπὸ τῆς ἡμέρας, ἧς ἀνήγαγον τὸν λαόν μου ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, οὐκ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν πόλει ἀπὸ πασῶν φυλῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τοῦ εἶναι τό ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ καὶ οὐκ ἐξελεξάμην ἀνδρὶ τοῦ εἶναι εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραήλ·
6 καὶ ἐξελεξάμην τὴν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ γενέσθαι τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ καὶ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν Δαυὶδ τοῦ εἶναι ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραήλ.
7 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ,
8 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Δαυὶδ πατέρα μου· διότι ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν σου τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου, καλῶς ἐποίησας, ὅτι ἐγένετο ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν σου·
9 πλὴν σὺ οὐκ οἰκοδομήσεις τὸν οἶκον, ὅτι ὁ υἱός σου, ὃς ἐξελεύσεται ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος σου, οὗτος οἰκοδομήσει τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου.
10 καὶ ἀνέστησε Κύριος τὸν λόγον τοῦτον, ὃν ἐλάλησε, καὶ ἐγενήθην ἀντὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ ἐκάθισα ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον ᾿Ισραήλ, καθὼς ἐλάλησε Κύριος, καὶ ᾠκοδόμησα τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ
11 καὶ ἔθηκα ἐκεῖ τὴν κιβωτόν, ἐν ᾗ ἐκεῖ διαθήκη Κυρίου, ἣν διέθετο τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ.
12 Καὶ ἔστη κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου Κυρίου ἔναντι πάσης ἐκκλησίας ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ διεπέτασε τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ·
13 ὅτι ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν βάσιν χαλκῆν καὶ ἔθηκεν αὐτὴν ἐν μέσῳ τῆς αὐλῆς τοῦ ἱεροῦ, πέντε πήχεων τὸ μῆκος αὐτῆς καὶ πέντε πήχεων τὸ εὖρος αὐτῆς καὶ τριῶν πήχεων τὸ ὕψος αὐτῆς, καὶ ἔστη ἐπ' αὐτῆς καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὰ γόνατα ἔναντι πάσης ἐκκλησίας ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ διεπέτασε τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν
14 καὶ εἶπε· Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, οὐκ ἔστιν ὅμοιός σοι Θεὸς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, φυλάσσων τὴν διαθήκην καὶ τὸ ἔλεος τοῖς παισί σου τοῖς πορευομένοις ἐναντίον σου ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ.
15 ἃ ἐφύλαξας τῷ παιδί σου Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου, ἃ ἐλάλησας αὐτῷ λέγων, καὶ ἐλάλησας ἐν στόματί σου καὶ ἐν χερσί σου ἐπλήρωσας ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη.
16 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, φύλαξον τῷ παιδί σου τῷ Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί μου ἃ ἐλάλησας αὐτῷ λέγων· οὐκ ἐκλείψει σοι ἀνὴρ ἀπὸ προσώπου μου καθήμενος ἐπὶ θρόνου ᾿Ισραήλ, πλὴν ἐὰν φυλάξωσιν οἱ υἱοί σου τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτῶν τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐν τῷ νόμῳ μου, ὡς ἐπορεύθης ἐναντίον μου.
17 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, πιστωθήτω δὴ τὸ ρῆμά σου, ὃ ἐλάλησας τῷ παιδί σου τῷ Δαυίδ,
18 ὅτι εἰ ἀληθῶς κατοικήσει Θεὸς μετὰ ἀνθρώπων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς; εἰ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐκ ἀρκέσουσί σοι, καὶ τίς ὁ οἶκος οὗτος, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα;
19 καὶ ἐπιβλέψῃ ἐπὶ τὴν προσευχὴν παιδός σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν δέησίν μου, Κύριε ὁ Θεός, τοῦ ἐπακοῦσαι τῆς δεήσεως καὶ τῆς προσευχῆς, ἧς ὁ παῖς σου προσεύχεται ἐναντίον σου σήμερον,
20 τοῦ εἶναι ὀφθαλμούς σου ἀνεῳγμένους ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτὸς εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον, ὃν εἶπας ἐπικληθῆναι τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐκεῖ, τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς προσευχῆς, ἧς προσεύχεται ὁ παῖς σου εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον.
21 καὶ ἀκούσῃ τῆς δεήσεως τοῦ παιδός σου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραήλ, ἃ ἂν προσεύξωνται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον, καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τῆς κατοικήσεώς σου ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἀκούσῃ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ.
22 ἐὰν ἁμάρτῃ ἀνὴρ τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ καὶ λάβῃ ἐπ' αὐτὸν ἀρὰν τοῦ ἀρᾶσθαι αὐτόν, καὶ ἔλθῃ καὶ ἀράσηται κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ,
23 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ποιήσεις καὶ κρινεῖς τοὺς δούλους σου τοῦ ἀποδοῦναι τῷ ἀνόμῳ καὶ ἀποδοῦναι ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ τοῦ δικαιῶσαι δίκαιον, τοῦ ἀποδοῦναι αὐτῷ κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ.
24 καὶ ἐὰν θραυσθῇ ὁ λαός σου ᾿Ισραὴλ κατέναντι τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, ἐὰν ἁμάρτωσί σοι, καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσι καὶ ἐξομολογήσωνται τῷ ὀνόματί σου καὶ προσεύξωνται καὶ δεηθῶσιν ἐναντίον σου ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ,
25 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἀποστρέψεις αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἣν ἔδωκας αὐτοῖς καὶ τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν.
26 ἐν τῷ συσχεθῆναι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ μὴ γενέσθαι ὑετόν, ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι, καὶ προσεύξονται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ αἰνέσουσι τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν ἐπιστρέψουσιν, ὅτι ταπεινώσεις αὐτούς,
27 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις τῶν παίδων σου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι δηλώσεις αὐτοῖς τὴν ὁδὸν τὴν ἀγαθήν, ἐν ᾗ πορεύσονται ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ δώσεις ὑετὸν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν σου, ἣν ἔδωκας τῷ λαῷ σου εἰς κληρονομίαν.
28 λιμὸς ἐὰν γένηται ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, θάνατος ἐὰν γένηται, ἀνεμοφθορία καὶ ἴκτερος, ἀκρὶς καὶ βροῦχος ἐὰν γένηται, καὶ ἐὰν θλίψῃ αὐτὸν ὁ ἐχθρὸς κατέναντι τῶν πόλεων αὐτῶν, κατὰ πᾶσαν πληγὴν καὶ πάντα πόνον,
29 καὶ πᾶσα προσευχὴ καὶ πᾶσα δέησις, ἣ ἐὰν γένηται παντὶ ἀνθρώπῳ καὶ παντὶ λαῷ σου ᾿Ισραήλ, ἐὰν γνῷ ἄνθρωπος τὴν ἀφὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν μαλακίαν αὐτοῦ καὶ διαπετάσῃ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον,
30 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου καὶ ἱλάσῃ καὶ δώσεις ἀνδρὶ κατὰ τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἂν γνῷς τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι μόνος γινώσκεις τὴν καρδίαν υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων,
31 ὅπως φοβῶνται πάσας ὁδούς σου πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἃς αὐτοὶ ζῶσιν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς, ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν.
32 καὶ πᾶς ἀλλότριος, ὃς οὐκ ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ σου ᾿Ισραήλ ἐστιν αὐτὸς καὶ ἔλθῃ ἐκ γῆς μακρόθεν διὰ τὸ ὄνομά σου τὸ μέγα καὶ τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν κραταιὰν καὶ τὸν βραχίονά σου τὸν ὑψηλὸν καὶ ἔλθωσι καὶ προσεύξωνται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον,
33 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 τῆς γῆς τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ τοῦ φοβεῖσθαί σε ὡς ὁ λαός σου ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ τοῦ γνῶναι ὅτι τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπικέκληται ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα.
34 ἐὰν δὲ ἐξέλθῃ ὁ λαός σου εἰς πόλεμον ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ ἐν ὁδῷ, ᾗ ἀποστελεῖς αὐτούς, καὶ προσεύξωνται πρός σε κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς πόλεως ταύτης, ἣν ἐξελέξω ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ οἴκου, οὗ ᾠκοδόμηκα τῷ ὀνόματί σου,
35 καὶ ἀκούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσεις τὸ δικαίωμα αὐτῶν.
36 ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι (ὅτι οὐκ ἔσται ἄνθρωπος, ὃς οὐχ ἁμαρτήσεται) καὶ πατάξεις αὐτοὺς καὶ παραδώσεις αὐτοὺς κατὰ πρόσωπον ἐχθρῶν καὶ αἰχμαλωτεύσουσιν αὐτοὺς οἱ αἰχμαλωτεύοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς γῆν ἐχθρῶν εἰς γῆν μακρὰν ἢ ἐγγὺς
37 καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσι καρδίαν αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτῶν, οὗ μετήχθησαν ἐκεῖ, καί γε ἐπιστρέψωσι καὶ δεηθῶσί σου ἐν τῇ αἰχμαλωσίᾳ αὐτῶν λέγοντες· ἡμάρτομεν, ἠνομήσαμεν, ἠδικήσαμεν,
38 καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσι πρός σε ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ψυχῇ αὐτῶν ἐν γῇ αἰχμαλωτευσάντων αὐτοὺς καὶ προσεύξωνται ὁδὸν γῆς αὐτῶν, ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν, καὶ τῆς πόλεως, ἧς ἐξελέξω, καὶ τοῦ οἴκου, οὗ ᾠκοδόμησα τῷ ὀνόματί σου,
39 καὶ ἀκούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσεις κρίματα καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ τῷ λαῷ τῷ ἁμαρτῶντί σοι.
40 καὶ νῦν, Κύριε, ἔστωσαν δὴ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ἀνεῳγμένοι καὶ τὰ ὦτά σου ἐπήκοα ἐπὶ τὴν δέησιν τοῦ τόπου τούτου.
41 καὶ νῦν ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός, εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν σου, σὺ καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τῆς ἰσχύος σου. οἱ ἱερεῖς σου, Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ἐνδύσαιντο σωτηρίαν, καὶ οἱ υἱοί σου εὐφρανθήτωσαν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς.
42 Κύριε ὁ Θεός, μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ χριστοῦ σου, μνήσθητι τὰ ἐλέη Δαυὶδ τοῦ δούλου σου.
ΚΑΙ ὡς συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν προσευχόμενος, καὶ τὸ πῦρ κατέβη ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ κατέφαγε τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ τὰς θυσίας, καὶ δόξα Κυρίου ἔπλησε τὸν οἶκον.
2 καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο οἱ ἱερεῖς εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ὅτι ἔπλησε δόξα Κυρίου τὸν οἶκον.
3 καὶ πάντες οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἑώρων καταβαῖνον τὸ πῦρ, καὶ ἡ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον, καὶ ἔπεσον ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἐπὶ τὸ λιθόστρωτον καὶ προσεκύνησαν καὶ ᾔνουν τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθόν, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.
4 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς θύοντες θύματα ἔναντι Κυρίου.
5 καὶ ἐθυσίασεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν τὴν θυσίαν μόσχων εἴκοσι καὶ δύο χιλιάδας καὶ βοσκημάτων ἑκατὸν καὶ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας, καὶ ἐνεκαίνισε τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Θεοῦ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαός.
6 καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐπὶ τὰς φυλακὰς αὐτῶν ἑστηκότες, καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἐν ὀργάνοις ᾠδῶν Κυρίου τοῦ Δαυὶδ τοῦ βασιλέως τοῦ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι ἔναντι Κυρίου, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ, ἐν ὕμνοις Δαυὶδ διὰ χειρὸς αὐτῶν, καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς σαλπίζοντες ταῖς σάλπιγξιν ἐναντίον αὐτῶν, καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἑστηκώς.
7 καὶ ἡγίασε Σαλωμὼν τὸ μέσον τῆς αὐλῆς τῆς ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου, ὅτι ἐποίησεν ἐκεῖ τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ τὰ στέατα τῶν σωτηρίων, ὅτι τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν, ὃ ἐποίησε Σαλωμών, οὐκ ἐξεποίει δέξασθαι τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ τὰ μαναὰ καὶ τὰ στέατα.
8 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαλωμὼν τὴν ἑορτὴν ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ' αὐτοῦ, ἐκκλησία μεγάλη σφόδρα ἀπὸ εἰσόδου Αἰμὰθ καὶ ἕως χειμάρρου Αἰγύπτου.
9 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἐξόδιον, ὅτι ἐγκαινισμὸν τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου ἐποίησεν ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας ἑορτήν.
10 καὶ ἐν τῇ τρίτῃ καὶ εἰκοστῇ τοῦ μηνὸς τοῦ ἑβδόμου ἀπέστειλε τὸν λαὸν εἰς τὰ σκηνώματα αὐτῶν εὐφραινομένους καὶ ἀγαθῇ καρδίᾳ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἀγαθοῖς, οἷς ἐποίησε Κύριος τῷ Δαυίδ, καὶ τῷ Σαλωμῶντι καὶ τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ λαῷ αὐτοῦ.
11 Καὶ συνετέλεσε Σαλωμὼν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ βασιλέως· καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν ἐν τῇ ψυχῇ Σαλωμὼν τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου καὶ ἐν οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ, εὐωδώθη.
12 καὶ ὤφθη Κύριος τῷ Σαλωμὼν τὴν νύκτα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἤκουσα τῆς προσευχῆς σου καὶ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τούτῳ ἐμαυτῷ εἰς οἶκον θυσίας.
13 ἐὰν συσχῶ τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ μὴ γένηται ὑετός, καὶ ἐὰν ἐντείλωμαι τῇ ἀκρίδι καταφαγεῖν τὸ ξύλον, καὶ ἐὰν ἀποστείλω θάνατον ἐν τῷ λαῷ μου,
14 καὶ ἐὰν ἐντραπῇ ὁ λαός μου ἐφ' οὓς ἐπικέκληται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐπ' αὐτούς, καὶ προσεύξωνται καὶ ζητήσωσι τὸ πρόσωπόν μου καὶ ἀποστρέψωσιν ἀπὸ τῶν ὁδῶν αὐτῶν τῶν πονηρῶν, καὶ ἐγὼ εἰσακούσομαι ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσομαι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις αὐτῶν καὶ ἰάσομαι τὴν γῆν αὐτῶν.
15 καὶ νῦν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἔσονται ἀνεῳγμένοι καὶ τὰ ὦτά μου ἐπήκοα τῇ προσευχῇ τοῦ τόπου τούτου.
16 καὶ νῦν ἐξελεξάμην καὶ ἡγίακα τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον τοῦ εἶναι ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ ἕως αἰῶνος, καὶ ἔσονται οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου καὶ ἡ καρδία μου ἐκεῖ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας.
17 καὶ σὺ ἐὰν πορευθῇς ἐναντίον μου ὡς Δαυὶδ ὁ πατήρ σου καὶ ποιήσεις κατὰ πάντα, ἃ ἐνετειλάμην σοι, καὶ τὰ προστάγματά μου καὶ τὰ κρίματά μου φυλάξῃ,
18 καὶ ἀναστήσω τὸν θρόνον τῆς βασιλείας σου, ὡς διεθέμην Δαυὶδ τῷ πατρί σου λέγων· οὐκ ἐξαρθήσεταί σοι ἡγούμενος ἀνὴρ ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ.
19 καὶ ἐὰν ἀποστρέψητε ὑμεῖς καὶ ἐγκαταλίπητε τὰ προστάγματά μου καὶ τὰς ἐντολάς μου, ἃς ἔδωκα ἐναντίον ὑμῶν, καὶ πορευθῆτε καὶ λατρεύσητε θεοῖς ἑτέροις καὶ προσκυνήσητε αὐτοῖς,
20 καὶ ἐξαρῶ ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς, ἧς ἔδωκα αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον, ὃν ἡγίασα τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἀποστρέψω ἐκ προσώπου μου καὶ δώσω αὐτὸν εἰς παραβολὴν καὶ εἰς διήγημα ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι.
21 καὶ ὁ οἶκος οὗτος ὁ ὑψηλός, πᾶς ὁ διαπορευόμενος αὐτὸν ἐκστήσεται καὶ ἐρεῖ· χάριν τίνος ἐποίησε Κύριος τῇ γῇ ταύτῃ καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ;
22 καὶ ἐροῦσι· διότι ἐγκατέλιπον Κύριον τὸν Θεόν τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν τὸν ἐξαγαγόντα αὐτοὺς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἀντελάβοντο θεῶν ἑτέρων καὶ προσεκύνησαν αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐδούλευσαν αὐτοῖς, διὰ τοῦτο ἐπήγαγεν ἐπ' αὐτούς πᾶσαν τὴν κακίαν ταύτην.
ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ εἴκοσιν ἔτη, ἐν οἷς ᾠκοδόμησε Σαλωμὼν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ,
2 καὶ τὰς πόλεις, ἃς ἔδωκε Χιρὰμ τῷ Σαλωμών, ᾠκοδόμησεν αὐτὰς Σαλωμών καὶ κατῴκισεν ἐκεῖ τοὺς υἰοὺς ᾿Ισραήλ.
3 καὶ ἦλθε Σαλωμὼν εἰς Βαισωβὰ καὶ κατίσχυσεν αὐτήν.
4 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν Θοεδμὸρ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις τὰς ὀχυράς, ἃς ᾠκοδόμησεν ἐν ῾Ημάθ.
5 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν Βαιθωρὼν τὴν ἄνω καὶ τὴν Βαιθωρὼν τὴν κάτω, πόλεις ὀχυράς, τείχη, πύλαι καὶ μοχλοί,
6 καὶ τὴν Βααλὰθ καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις τὰς ὀχυράς, αἳ ἦσαν τῷ Σαλωμών, καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις τῶν ἁρμάτων καὶ τὰς πόλεις τῶν ἱππέων καὶ ὅσα ἐπεθύμησε Σαλωμὼν κατὰ τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ.
7 πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ καταλειφθεὶς ἀπὸ τοῦ Χετταίου καὶ τοῦ ᾿Αμορραίου καὶ τοῦ Φερεζαίου καὶ τοῦ Εὐαίου καὶ τοῦ ᾿Ιεβουσαίου, οἳ οὐκ εἰσὶν ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ,
8 ἀλλ' ἦσαν ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν αὐτῶν τῶν καταλειφθέντων μετ' αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ γῇ, οὓς οὐκ ἐξωλόθρευσαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀνήγαγεν αὐτοὺς Σαλωμὼν εἰς φόρον ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
9 καὶ ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ οὐκ ἔδωκε Σαλωμὼν εἰς παῖδας τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἄνδρες πολεμισταὶ καὶ ἄρχοντες καὶ δυνατοὶ καὶ ἄρχοντες ἁρμάτων καὶ ἱππέων.
10 καὶ οὗτοι ἄρχοντες τῶν προστατῶν βασιλέως Σαλωμών· πεντήκοντα καὶ διακόσιοι ἐργοδιωκτοῦντες ἐν τῷ λαῷ.
11 Καὶ τὴν θυγατέρα Φαραὼ ἀνήγαγε Σαλωμὼν ἐκ πόλεως Δαυὶδ εἰς τὸν οἶκον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησεν αὐτῇ, ὅτι εἶπεν· οὐ κατοικήσει ἡ γυνή μου ἐν πόλει Δαυὶδ τοῦ βασιλέως ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστιν οὗ εἰσῆλθεν ἐκεῖ κιβωτὸς Κυρίου.
12 Τότε ἀνήνεγκε Σαλωμὼν ὁλοκαυτώματα τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον, ὃ ᾠκοδόμησε Κυρίῳ ἀπέναντι τοῦ ναοῦ,
13 κατὰ τὸν λόγον ἡμέρας ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ ἀναφέρειν κατὰ τὰς ἐντολὰς Μωυσῆ ἐν τοῖς σαββάτοις καὶ ἐν τοῖς μησὶ καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἑορταῖς τρεῖς καιροὺς τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ, ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ τῶν ἀζύμων καὶ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ τῶν ἑβδομάδων καὶ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ τῶν σκηνῶν.
14 καὶ ἔστησε κατὰ τὴν κρίσιν Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ τὰς διαιρέσεις τῶν ἱερέων, κατὰ τὰς λειτουργίας αὐτῶν, καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἐπὶ τὰς φυλακὰς αὐτῶν τοῦ αἰνεῖν καὶ λειτουργεῖν κατέναντι τῶν ἱερέων κατὰ τὸν λόγον ἡμέρας ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, καὶ οἱ πυλωροὶ κατὰ τὰς διαιρέσεις αὐτῶν εἰς πύλην καὶ πύλην, ὅτι οὕτως ἐντολαὶ Δαυὶδ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ.
15 οὐ παρῆλθον τὰς ἐντολὰς τοῦ βασιλέως περὶ τῶν ἱερέων καὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν εἰς πάντα λόγον καὶ εἰς τοὺς θησαυρούς.
16 καὶ ἡτοιμάσθη πᾶσα ἡ ἐργασία, ἀφ' ἧς ἡμέρας ἐθεμελιώθη, ἕως οὗ ἐτελείωσε Σαλωμὼν τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου.
17 Τότε ᾤχετο Σαλωμὼν εἰς Γασιὼν Γαβὲρ καὶ εἰς τὴν Αἰλὰθ τὴν παραθαλασσίαν ἐν γῇ ᾿Ιδουμαίᾳ.
18 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Χιρὰμ ἐν χειρὶ παίδων αὐτοῦ πλοῖα καὶ παῖδας εἰδότας θάλασσαν, καὶ ᾤχοντο μετὰ τῶν παίδων Σαλωμὼν εἰς Σωφιρὰ καὶ ἔλαβον ἐκεῖθεν τετρακόσια καὶ πεντήκοντα τάλαντα χρυσίου καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Σαλωμών.
ΚΑΙ βασίλισσα Σαβὰ ἤκουσε τὸ ὄνομα Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἦλθε τοῦ πειράσαι Σαλωμὼν ἐν αἰνίγμασιν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν δυνάμει βαρείᾳ σφόδρα καὶ κάμηλοι αἴρουσαι ἀρώματα εἰς πλῆθος καὶ χρυσίον καὶ λίθον τίμιον καὶ ἦλθε πρὸς Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐλάλησε πρὸς αὐτὸν πάντα, ὅσα ἦν ἐν τῇ ψυχῇ αὐτῆς.
2 καὶ ἀνήγγειλεν αὐτῇ Σαλωμὼν πάντας τοὺς λόγους αὐτῆς καὶ οὐ παρῆλθε λόγος ἀπὸ Σαλωμών, ὃν οὐκ ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῇ.
3 καὶ εἶδε βασίλισσα Σαβὰ τὴν σοφίαν Σαλωμὼν καὶ τὸν οἶκον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησε,
4 καὶ τὰ βρώματα τῶν τραπεζῶν καὶ καθέδραν παίδων αὐτοῦ καὶ στάσιν λειτουργῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἱματισμὸν αὐτῶν καὶ οἰνοχόους αὐτοῦ καὶ στολισμὸν αὐτῶν καὶ τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα, ἃ ἀνέφερεν ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου, καὶ ἐξ ἑαυτῆς ἐγένετο.
5 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἀληθινὸς ὁ λόγος, ὃν ἤκουσα ἐν τῇ γῇ μου περὶ τῶν λόγων σου καὶ περὶ τῆς σοφίας σου,
6 καὶ οὐκ ἐπίστευσα τοῖς λόγοις, ἕως οὗ ἦλθον καὶ εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου, καὶ ἰδοὺ οὐκ ἀπηγγέλη μοι ἥμισυ τοῦ πλήθους τῆς σοφίας σου, προσέθηκας ἐπὶ τὴν ἀκοήν, ἣν ἤκουσα.
7 μακάριοι οἱ ἄνδρες σου, μακάριοι οἱ παῖδες οὗτοι οἱ παρεστηκότες σοι διαπαντὸς καὶ ἀκούοντες τὴν σοφίαν σου·
8 ἔστω Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου εὐλογημένος, ὃς ἠθέλησεν ἐν σοὶ τοῦ δοῦναί σε ἐπὶ θρόνον αὐτοῦ εἰς βασιλέα Κυρίῳ Θεῷ σου· ἐν τῷ ἀγαπῆσαι Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ στῆσαι αὐτὸν εἰς αἰῶνα καὶ ἔδωκέ σε ἐπ' αὐτοὺς εἰς βασιλέα τοῦ ποιῆσαι κρίμα καὶ δικαιοσύνην.
9 καὶ ἔδωκε τῷ βασιλεῖ ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι τάλαντα χρυσίου καὶ ἀρώματα εἰς πλῆθος πολὺ καὶ λίθον τίμιον· καὶ οὐκ ἦν κατὰ τὰ ἀρώματα ἐκεῖνα, ἃ ἔδωκε βασίλισσα Σαβὰ τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών.
10 (καὶ οἱ παῖδες Σαλωμὼν καὶ οἱ παῖδες Χιρὰμ ἔφερον χρυσίον τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἐκ Σουφὶρ καὶ ξύλα πεύκινα καὶ λίθον τίμιον·
11 καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὰ ξύλα τὰ πεύκινα ἀναβάσεις τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ κιθάρας καὶ νάβλας τοῖς ᾠδοῖς, καὶ οὐκ ὤφθησαν τοιαῦτα ἔμπροσθεν ἐν γῇ ᾿Ιούδα).
12 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν ἔδωκε τῇ βασιλίσσῃ Σαβὰ πάντα τὰ θελήματα αὐτῆς, ἃ ᾔτησεν, ἐκτὸς πάντων, ὧν ἤνεγκε τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών· καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτῆς.
13 Καὶ ἦν ὁ σταθμὸς τοῦ χρυσίου τοῦ ἐνεχθέντος τῷ Σαλωμὼν ἐν ἐνιαυτῷ ἑνὶ ἑξακόσια ἑξηκονταὲξ τάλαντα χρυσίου,
14 πλὴν τῶν ἀνδρῶν τῶν ὑποτεταγμένων καὶ τῶν ἐμπορευομένων, ὧν ἔφερον, καὶ πάντων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς ᾿Αραβίας καὶ σατραπῶν τῆς γῆς, πάντες ἔφερον χρυσίον καὶ ἀργύριον τῷ βασιλεῖ Σαλωμών.
15 καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σαλωμὼν διακοσίους θυρεοὺς χρυσοῦς ἐλατούς, ἑξακόσιοι χρυσοῖ καθαροὶ ἐπῆσαν ἐπὶ τὸν ἕνα θυρεόν·
16 καὶ τριακοσίας ἀσπίδας ἐλατὰς χρυσᾶς, τριακοσίων χρυσῶν ἀνεφέρετο ἐπὶ τὴν ἀσπίδα ἑκάστην· καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὰς ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν οἴκῳ δρυμοῦ τοῦ Λιβάνου.
17 καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς θρόνον ἐλεφαντίνων ὀδόντων μέγαν καὶ κατεχρύσωσεν αὐτὸν χρυσίῳ δοκίμῳ·
18 καὶ ἓξ ἀναβαθμοὶ τῷ θρόνῳ ἐνδεδεμένοι χρυσίῳ καὶ ἀγκῶνες ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου τῆς καθέδρας, καὶ δύο λέοντες ἑστηκότες παρὰ τοὺς ἀγκῶνας,
19 καὶ δώδεκα λέοντες ἑστηκότες ἐκεῖ ἐπὶ τῶν ἓξ ἀναβαθμῶν ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν· οὐκ ἐγενήθη οὕτως ἐν πάσῃ τῇ βασιλείᾳ.
20 καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη τοῦ βασιλέως Σαλωμὼν χρυσίου, καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη οἴκου δρυμοῦ τοῦ Λιβάνου χρυσίῳ κατειλημμένα, οὐκ ἦν ἀργύριον λογιζόμενον ἐν ἡμέραις Σαλωμὼν εἰς οὐθέν·
21 ὅτι ναῦς τῷ βασιλεῖ ἐπορεύετο εἰς Θαρσεῖς μετὰ τῶν παίδων Χιράμ, ἅπαξ διὰ τριῶν ἐτῶν ἤρχετο πλοῖα ἐκ Θαρσεῖς τῷ βασιλεῖ γέμοντα χρυσίου καὶ ἀργυρίου καὶ ὀδόντων ἐλεφαντίνων καὶ πιθήκων.
22 καὶ ἐμεγαλύνθη Σαλωμὼν ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς βασιλεῖς καὶ πλούτῳ καὶ σοφίᾳ.
23 καὶ πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς ἐζήτουν τὸ πρόσωπον Σαλωμὼν ἀκοῦσαι τῆς σοφίας αὐτοῦ, ἧς ἔδωκεν ὁ Θεὸς ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ.
24 καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔφερον ἕκαστος τὰ δῶρα αὐτοῦ, σκεύη ἀργυρᾶ καὶ σκεύη χρυσᾶ καὶ ἱματισμόν, στακτὴν καὶ ἡδύσματα, ἵππους καὶ ἡμιόνους, τὸ κατ' ἐνιαυτὸν ἐνιαυτόν.
25 καὶ ἦσαν τῷ Σαλωμὼν τέσσαρες χιλιάδες θήλειαι ἵπποι εἰς ἅρματα καὶ δώδεκα χιλιάδες ἱππέων, καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοὺς ἐν πόλεσι τῶν ἁρμάτων καὶ μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
26 καὶ ἦν ἡγούμενος πάντων τῶν βασιλέων ἀπὸ τοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ ἕως γῆς ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἕως ὁρίων Αἰγύπτου.
27 καὶ ἔδωκεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ χρυσίον καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὡς λίθους καὶ τὰς κέδρους ὡς συκαμίνους τὰς ἐν τῇ πεδινῇ εἰς πλῆθος.
28 καὶ ἡ ἔξοδος τῶν ἵππων ἐξ Αἰγύπτου τῷ Σαλωμὼν καὶ ἐκ πάσης τῆς γῆς.
29 Καὶ οἱ κατάλοιποι λόγοι Σαλωμὼν οἱ πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ ἔσχατοι ἰδοὺ οὗτοι γεγραμμένοι ἐπὶ τῶν λόγων Νάθαν τοῦ προφήτου καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν λόγων ᾿Αχιὰ τοῦ Σηλωνίτου καὶ ἐν ταῖς ὁράσεσιν ᾿Ιωὴλ τοῦ ὁρῶντος περὶ ῾Ιεροβοὰμ υἱοῦ Ναβάτ.
30 καὶ ἐβασίλευσε Σαλωμὼν ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραὴλ τεσσαράκοντα ἔτη.
31 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Σαλωμών, καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν πόλει Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐβασίλευσε Ροβοὰμ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ' αὐτοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἦλθε Ροβοὰμ εἰς Συχέμ, ὅτι εἰς Συχὲμ ἤρχετο πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ βασιλεῦσαι αὐτόν.
2 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ υἱὸς Ναβάτ —καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, ὡς ἔφυγεν ἀπὸ προσώπου Σαλωμὼν τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ κατῴκησεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ— καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου.
3 καὶ ἀπέστειλαν καὶ ἐκάλεσαν αὐτόν, καὶ ἦλθεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ ἐκκλησία ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς Ροβοὰμ λέγοντες·
4 ὁ πατήρ σου ἐσκλήρυνε τὸν ζυγὸν ἡμῶν, καὶ νῦν ἄφες ἀπὸ τῆς δουλείας τοῦ πατρός σου τῆς σκληρᾶς καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ ζυγοῦ αὐτοῦ τοῦ βαρέος, οὗ ἔδωκεν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ δουλεύσομέν σοι.
5 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· πορεύεσθε ἕως τριῶν ἡμερῶν καὶ ἔρχεσθε πρός με· καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ὁ λαός.
6 καὶ συνήγαγεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ροβοὰμ τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους τοὺς ἑστηκότας ἐναντίον τοῦ Σαλωμὼν τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ ζῆν αὐτὸν λέγων· πῶς ὑμεῖς βουλεύεσθε τοῦ ἀποκριθῆναι τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ λόγον;
7 καὶ ἐλάλησαν αὐτῷ λέγοντες· ἐὰν ἐν τῇ σήμερον γένῃ εἰς ἀγαθὸν τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ καὶ εὐδοκήσῃς καὶ λαλήσῃς αὐτοῖς λόγους ἀγαθούς, καὶ ἔσονταί σοι παῖδες πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας.
8 καὶ κατέλιπε τὴν βουλὴν τῶν πρεσβυτέρων, οἳ συνεβουλεύσαντο αὐτῷ, καὶ συνεβουλεύσατο μετὰ τῶν παιδαρίων τῶν συνεκτραφέντων μετ' αὐτοῦ τῶν ἑστηκότων ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ.
9 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· τί ὑμεῖς βουλεύεσθε καὶ ἀποκριθήσομαι λόγον τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ, οἳ ἐλάλησαν πρός με λέγοντες· ἄνες ἀπὸ τοῦ ζυγοῦ, οὗ ἔδωκεν ὁ πατήρ σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς;
10 καὶ ἐλάλησαν αὐτῷ τὰ παιδάρια τὰ ἐκτραφέντα μετ' αὐτοῦ λέγοντες· οὕτως λαλήσεις τῷ λαῷ τῷ λαλήσαντι πρός σε λέγων· ὁ πατήρ σου ἐβάρυνε τὸν ζυγὸν ἡμῶν καὶ σὺ ἄφες ἀφ' ἡμῶν, οὕτως ἐρεῖς· ὁ μικρὸς δάκτυλός μου παχύτερος τῆς ὀσφύος τοῦ πατρός μου·
11 καὶ νῦν ὁ πατήρ μου ἐπαίδευσεν ὑμᾶς ζυγῷ βαρεῖ, κἀγὼ προσθήσω ἐπὶ τὸν ζυγὸν ἡμῶν, ὁ πατήρ μου ἐπαίδευσεν ὑμᾶς ἐν μάστιξι κἀγὼ παιδεύσω ὑμᾶς ἐν σκορπίοις.
12 καὶ ἦλθεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Ροβοὰμ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ, ὡς ἐλάλησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς λέγων· ἐπιστρέψατε πρός με ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ.
13 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς σκληρά, καὶ ἐγκατέλιπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ροβοὰμ τὴν βουλὴν τῶν πρεσβυτέρων
14 καὶ ἐλάλησε πρὸς αὐτοὺς κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τῶν νεωτέρων λέγων· ὁ πατήρ μου ἐβάρυνε τὸν ζυγὸν ὑμῶν καὶ ἐγὼ προσθήσω ἐπ' αὐτόν, ὁ πατήρ μου ἐπαίδευσεν ὑμᾶς ἐν μάστιξι καὶ ἐγὼ παιδεύσω ὑμᾶς ἐν σκορπίοις.
15 καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ λαοῦ, ὅτι ἦν μεταστροφὴ παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ λέγων· ἀνέστησε Κύριος τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ, ὃν ἐλάλησεν ἐν χειρὶ ᾿Αχιὰ τοῦ Σηλωνίτου περὶ ῾Ιεροβοὰμ υἱοῦ Ναβὰτ
16 καὶ παντὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι οὐκ ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς αὐτῶν. καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ λαὸς πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα λέγων· τίς ἡμῶν ἡ μερὶς ἐν Δαυὶδ καὶ κληρονομία ἐν υἱῷ ᾿Ιεσσαί; εἰς τὰ σκηνώματά σου, ᾿Ισραήλ· νῦν βλέπε τὸν οἶκόν σου, Δαυίδ. καὶ ἐπορεύθη πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς τὰ σκηνώματα αὐτοῦ·
17 καὶ ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπ' αὐτῶν Ροβοάμ.
18 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἐπ' αὐτοὺς Ροβοὰμ ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸν ᾿Αδωνιρὰμ τὸν ἐπὶ τοῦ φόρου, καὶ ἐλιθοβόλησαν αὐτὸν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ λίθοις καὶ ἀπέθανε. καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ροβοὰμ ἔσπευσε τοῦ ἀναβῆναι εἰς τὸ ἅρμα τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
19 καὶ ἠθέτησεν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
And Solomon the son of David was established over his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him, and increased him exceedingly.
2 And Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands, and to the captains of hundreds, and to the judges, and to all the rulers over Israel, even the heads of the families;
3 and Solomon and all the congregation went to the high place that was in Gabaon, where was God’s tabernacle of witness, which Moses the servant of the Lord made in the wilderness.
4 But David had brought up the ark of God out of the city of Cariathiarim; for David had prepared a place for it, for he had pitched a tabernacle for it in Jerusalem.
5 And the brazen altar which Beseleel the son of Urias, the son of Or, had made, was there before the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon and the congregation enquired at it.
6 And Solomon brought victims thither to the brazen altar that was before the Lord in the tabernacle, and offered upon it a thousand whole-burnt-offerings.
7 In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give thee.
8 And Solomon said to God, Thou hast dealt very mercifully with my father David, and hast made me king in his stead.
9 And now, O Lord God, let, I pray thee, thy name be established upon David my father; for thou hast made me king over a people numerous as the dust of the earth.
10 Now give me wisdom and understanding, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who shall judge this thy great people?
11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked great wealth, nor glory, nor the life of thine enemies, and thou hast not asked long life; but hast asked for thyself wisdom and understanding, that thou mightest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
12 I give thee this wisdom and understanding; and I will give thee wealth, and riches, and glory, so that there shall not have been any like thee among the kings before thee, neither shall there be such after thee.
13 And Solomon came from the high place that was in Gabaon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of witness, and reigned over Israel.
14 And Solomon collected chariots and horsemen: and he had fourteen hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen: and he set them in the cities of chariots, and the people were with the king in Jerusalem.
15 And the king made silver and gold in Jerusalem to be as stones, and cedars in Judea as sycamores in the plain for multitude.
16 And Solomon imported horses from Egypt, and the charge of the king’s merchants for going was as follows, and they traded,
17 and went and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty pieces of silver: and so they brought for all the kings of the Chettites, and for the kings of Syria by their means.
And Solomon said that he would build a house to the name of the Lord, and a house for his kingdom.
2 And Solomon gathered seventy thousand men that bore burdens, and eighty thousand hewers of stone in the mountain, and there were three thousand six hundred superintendents over them.
3 And Solomon sent to Chiram king of Tyre, saying, Whereas thou didst deal favourably with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build for himself a house to dwell in,
4 behold, I also his son am building a house to the name of the Lord my God, to consecrate it to him, to burn incense before him, and to offer shewbread continually, and to offer up whole-burnt-offerings continually morning and evening, and on the sabbaths, and at the new moons, and at the feasts of the Lord our God: this is a perpetual statute for Israel.
5 And the house which I am building is to be great: for the Lord our God is great beyond all gods.
6 And who will be able to build him a house? for the heaven and heaven of heavens do not bear his glory: and who am I, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him?
7 And now send me a man wise and skilled to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in blue, and one that knows how to grave together with the craftsmen who are with me in Juda and in Jerusalem, which materials my father David prepared.
8 And send me from Libanus cedar wood, and wood of juniper, and pine; for I know that thy servants are skilled in cutting timber in Libanus: and, behold, thy servants shall go with my servants,
9 to prepare timber for me in abundance: for the house which I am building must be great and glorious.
10 And, behold, I have given freely to thy servants that work and cut the wood, corn for food, even twenty thousand measures of wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand measures of wine, and twenty thousand measures of oil.
11 And Chiram king of Tyre answered in writing, and sent to Solomon, saying, Because the Lord loved his people, he made thee king over them.
12 And Chiram said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given to king David a wise son, and one endowed with knowledge and understanding, who shall build a house for the Lord, and a house for his kingdom.
13 And now I have sent thee a wise and understanding man who belonged to Chiram my father
14 (his mother was of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a Tyrian), skilled to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in stones and wood; and to weave with purple, and blue, and fine linen, and scarlet; and to engrave, and to understand every device, whatsoever thou shalt give him to do with thy craftsmen, and the craftsmen of my lord David thy father.
15 And now, the wheat, and the barley, and the oil, and the wine which my lord mentioned, let him send to his servants.
16 And we will cut timber out of Libanus according to all thy need, and we will bring it on rafts to the sea of Joppa, and thou shalt bring it to Jerusalem.
17 And Solomon gathered all the foreigners that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father numbered them; and there were found a hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred.
18 And he made of them seventy thousand burden-bearers, and eighty thousand hewers of stone, and three thousand six hundred taskmasters over the people.
And Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in the mount of Amoria, where the Lord appeared to his father David, in the place which David had prepared in the threshing-floor of Orna the Jebusite.
2 And he began to build in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
3 And thus Solomon began to build the house of God: the length in cubits—even the first measurement from end to end, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
4 And the portico in front of the house, its length in front of the breadth of the house was twenty cubits, and its height a hundred and twenty cubits: and he gilded it within with pure gold.
5 And he lined the great house with cedar wood, and gilded it with pure gold, and carved upon it palm-trees and chains.
6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and he gilded it with gold of the gold from Pharuim.
7 And he gilded the house, and its inner walls, and the door-posts, and the roofs, and the doors with gold; and he carved cherubs on the walls.
8 And he built the holy of holies, its length was according to the front of the other house, the breadth of the house was twenty cubits, and the length twenty cubits: and he gilded it with pure gold for cherubs, to the amount of six hundred talents.
9 And the weight of the nails, even the weight of each was fifty shekels of gold: and he gilded the upper chamber with gold.
10 And he made two cherubs in the most holy house, wood-work, and he gilded them with gold.
11 And the wings of the cherubs were twenty cubits in length: and one wing of five cubits touched the wall of the house: and the other wing of five cubits touched the wing of the other cherub.
13 And the wings of these cherubs expanded were of the length of twenty cubits: and they stood upon their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
14 And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and wove cherubs in it.
15 Also he made in front of the house two pillars, in height thirty-five cubits, and their chapters of five cubits.
16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
17 And he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left: and he called the name of the one on the right hand ‘Stability,’ and the name of the one on the left ‘Strength.’
And he made a brazen altar, the length of it twenty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits, and the height ten cubits.
2 And he made the molten sea, in diameter ten cubits, entirely round, and the height of it five cubits, and the circumference thirty cubits.
3 And beneath it the likeness of calves, they compass it round about: ten cubits compass the laver round about, they cast the calves two rows in their casting,
4 wherein they made them twelve calves, —three looking northwards, and three westwards, and three southwards, and three eastwards: and the sea was upon them above, and their hinder parts were inward.
5 And its thickness was a hand-breadth, and its brim as the brim of a cup, graven with flowers of lilies, holding three thousand measures: and he finished it.
6 And he made ten lavers, and set five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them the instruments of the whole-burnt-offerings, and to rinse the vessels in them; and the sea was for the priests to wash in.
7 And he made the ten golden candlesticks according to their pattern, and he put them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
8 And he made ten tables, and put them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left: and he made a hundred golden bowls.
9 Also he made the priests’ court, and the great court, and doors to the court, and their panels were overlaid with brass.
10 And he set the sea at the corner of the house on the right, as it were fronting the east.
11 And Chiram made the fleshhooks, and the fire-pans, and the grate of the altar, and all its instruments: and Chiram finished doing all the work which he wrought for king Solomon in the house of God:
12 two pillars, and upon them an embossed work for the chapiters on the heads of the two pillars, and two nets to cover the heads of the chapiters which are on the heads of the pillars;
13 and four hundred golden bells for the two nets, and two rows of pomegranates in each net, to cover the two embossed rims of the chapiters which are upon the pillars.
14 And he made the ten bases, and he made the lavers upon the bases;
15 and the one sea, and the twelve calves under it;
16 and the foot-baths, and the buckets, and the caldrons, and the flesh-hooks, and all their furniture (which Chiram made, and brought to king Solomon in the house of the Lord) of pure brass.
17 In the country round about Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground in the house of Socchoth, and between that and Saredatha.
18 So Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance, for the quantity of brass failed not.
19 And Solomon made all the vessels of the house of the Lord, and the golden altar, and the tables, and upon them were to be the loaves of shewbread;
20 also the candlesticks, and the lamps to give light according to the pattern, and in front of the oracle, of pure gold.
21 And their snuffers, and their lamps were made, and he made the bowls, and the censers, and the fire-pans, of pure gold.
22 And there was the inner door of the house opening into the holy of holies, and he made the inner doors of the temple of gold.
So all the work which Solomon wrought for the house of the Lord was finished. And Solomon brought in the holy things of his father David, the silver, and the gold, and the other vessels, and put them in the treasury of the house of the Lord.
2 Then Solomon assembled all the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, even the leaders of the families of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, —this is Sion.
3 And all Israel were assembled unto the king in the feast, this is the seventh month.
4 And all the elders of Israel came; and all the Levites took up the ark,
5 and the tabernacle of witness, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle; and the priests and the Levites brought it up.
6 And king Solomon, and all the elders of Israel, and the religious of them, and they of them that were gathered before the ark, were sacrificing calves and sheep, which could not be numbered or reckoned for multitude.
7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord into its place, into the oracle of the house, even into the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubs.
8 And the cherubs stretched out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubs covered the ark, and its staves above.
9 And the staves projected, and the heads of the staves were seen from the holy place in front of the oracle, they were not seen without: and there they were to this day.
10 There was nothing in the ark except the two tables which Moses placed there in Choreb, which God gave in covenant with the children of Israel, when they went out of the land of Egypt.
11 And it came to pass, when the priests when out of the holy place, (for all the priests that were found were sanctified, they were not then arranged according to their daily course,)
12 that all the singing Levites assigned to the sons of Asaph, to Æman, to Idithun, and to his sons, and to his brethren, of them that were clothed in linen garments, with cymbals and lutes and harps, were standing before the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests, blowing trumpets.
13 And there was one voice in the trumpeting and in the psalm-singing, and in the loud utterance with one voice to give thanks and praise the Lord; and when they raised their voice together with trumpets and cymbals, and instruments of music, and said, Give thanks to the Lord, for it is good, for his mercy endures for ever:—then the house was filled with the cloud of the glory of the Lord.
14 And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
Then said Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
2 But I have built a house to thy name, holy to thee, and prepared for thee to dwell in for ever.
3 And the king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood by.
4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: he has even fulfilled with his hands as he spoke with his mouth to my father David, saying,
5 From the day when I brought up my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city of all the tribes of Israel, to build a house that my name should be there; neither did I choose a man to be a leader over my people Israel.
6 But I chose Jerusalem that my name should be there; and I chose David to be over my people Israel.
7 And it came into the heart of David my father, to build a house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
8 But the Lord said to my father David, Whereas it came into thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it came into thy heart.
9 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; for thy son who shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.
10 And the Lord has confirmed this word, which he spoke; and I am raised up in the room of my father David, and I sit upon the throne of Israel as the Lord said, and I have built the house for the name of the Lord God of Israel:
11 and I have set there the ark in which is the covenant of the Lord, which he made with Israel.
12 And he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread out his hands.
13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, and set it in the midst of the court of the sanctuary; the length of it was five cubits, and the breadth of it five cubits, and the height of it three cubits: and he stood upon it, and fell upon his knees before the whole congregation of Israel, and spread abroad his hands to heaven,
14 and said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee in heaven, or on the earth; keeping covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with their whole heart.
15 Even as thou hast kept them with thy servant David my father, as thou hast spoken to him in words:—thou hast both spoken with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy hands, as it is this day.
16 and now, Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father the things which thou spokest to him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man before me sitting on the throne of Israel, if only thy sons will take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou didst walk before me.
17 And now, Lord God of Israel, let, I pray thee, thy word be confirmed, which thou hast spoken to thy servant David.
18 For will God indeed dwell with men upon the earth? if the heaven and the heaven of heavens will not suffice thee, what then is this house which I have built?
19 Yet thou shalt have respect to the prayer of thy servant, and to my petition, O Lord God, so as to hearken to the petition and the prayer which thy servant prays before thee this day:
20 so that thine eyes should be open over this house by day and by night, towards this place, whereon thou saidst thy name should be called, so as to hear the prayer which thy servant prays towards this house.
21 And thou shalt hear the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, whatsoever prayers they shall make towards this place: and thou shalt hearken in thy dwelling-place out of heaven, yea thou shalt hear, and be merciful.
22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and he bring an oath upon him so as to make him swear, and he come and swear before the altar in this house;
23 then shalt thou hearken out of heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, to recompense the transgressor, and to return his ways upon his head: and to justify the righteous, to recompense him according to his righteousness.
24 And if thy people Israel should be put to the worse before the enemy, if they should sin against thee, and then turn and confess to thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;
25 then shalt thou hearken out of heaven and shalt be merciful to the sins of thy people Israel, and thou shalt restore them to the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.
26 When heaven is restrained, and there is no rain, because they shall have sinned against thee, and when they shall pray towards this place, and praise thy name, and shall turn from their sins, because thou shalt afflict them;
27 then shalt thou hearken from heaven, and thou shalt be merciful to the sins of thy servants, and of thy people Israel; for thou shalt shew them the good way in which they shall walk; and thou shalt send rain upon thy land, which thou gavest to thy people for an inheritance.
28 If there should be famine upon the land, if there should be death, a pestilent wind an blight; if there should be locust and caterpiller, and if the enemy should harass them before their cities: in whatever plague and whatever distress they may be;
29 Then whatever prayer and whatever supplication shall be made by any man and all thy people Israel, if a man should know his own plague and his own sickness, and should spread forth his hands toward this house;
30 then shalt thou hear from heaven, out of thy prepared dwelling-place, and shalt be merciful, and shalt recompense to the man according to his ways, as thou shalt know his heart to be; for thou alone knowest the heart of the children of men:
31 that they may reverence all thy ways all the days which they live upon the face of the land, which thou gavest to our fathers.
32 And every stranger who is not himself of thy people Israel, and who shall have come from a distant land because of thy great name, and thy mighty hand, and thy high arm; when they shall come and worship toward this place;
33 then shalt thou hearken out of heaven, out of thy prepared dwelling-place, and shalt do according to all that the stranger shall call upon thee for; that all the nations of the earth may know thy name, and that they may fear thee, as thy people Israel do, and that they may know that thy name is called upon this house which I have built.
34 And if thy people shall go forth to war against their enemies by the way by which thou shalt send them, and shall pray to thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built to thy name;
35 then shalt thou hear out of heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
36 Whereas if they shall sin against thee, (for there is no man who will not sin,) and thou shalt smite them, and deliver them up before their enemies, and they that take them captive shall carry them away into a land of enemies, to a land far off or near;
37 and if they shall repent in their land whither they were carried captive, and shall also turn and make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have transgressed, we have wrought unrighteously;
38 and if they shall turn to thee with all their heart and all their soul in the land of them that carried them captives, whither they carried them captives, and shall pray toward their land which thou gavest to their fathers, and the city which thou didst choose, and the house which I built to thy name:
39 then shalt thou hear out of heaven, out of thy prepared dwelling-place, their prayer and their supplication, and thou shalt execute justice, and shalt be merciful to thy people that sin against thee.
40 And now, Lord, let, I pray thee, thine eyes be opened, and thine ears be attentive to the petition made in this place.
41 And now, O Lord God, arise into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O Lord God, clothe themselves with salvation, and thy sons rejoice in prosperity.
42 O Lord God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of thy servant David.
And when Solomon had finished praying, then the fire came down from heaven, and devoured the whole-burnt-offerings and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord at that time, for the glory of the Lord filled the house.
3 And all the children of Israel saw the fire descending, and the glory of the Lord was upon the house: and they fell upon their face to the ground on the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord; for it is good to do so, because his mercy endures for ever.
4 And the king and all the people were offering sacrifices before the Lord.
5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of calves twenty and two thousand, of sheep a hundred and twenty thousand: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6 And the priests were standing at their watches, and the Levites with instruments of music of the Lord, belonging to king David, to give thanks before the Lord, for his mercy endures for ever, with the hymns of David, by their ministry: and the priests were blowing the trumpets before them, and all Israel standing.
7 And Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was in the house of the Lord: for he offered there the whole-burnt-offerings and the fat of the peace-offerings, for the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not sufficient to receive the whole-burnt-offerings, and the meat-offerings, and the fat.
8 And Solomon kept the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from the entering in of Æmath, and as far as the river of Egypt.
9 And on the eighth day he kept a solemn assembly: for he kept a feast of seven days as the dedication of the altar.
10 And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he dismissed the people to their tents, rejoicing, and with a glad heart because of the good deeds which the Lord had done to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
11 So Solomon finished
the house of the Lord, and the king’s house: and in whatever Solomon
wished in his heart to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house,
13 If I should restrain the heaven and there should be no rain, and if I should command the locust to devour the trees, and if I should send pestilence upon my people;
14 then if my people, on whom my name is called, should repent, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, I also will hear from heaven, and I will be merciful to their sins, and I will heal their land.
15 And now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer of this place.
16 And now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name should be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there always.
17 And if thou wilt walk before me as David thy father did, and wilt do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my ordinances and my judgments;
18 then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom, as I covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man ruling in Israel.
19 But if ye should turn away, and forsake my ordinances and my commandments, which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them;
20 then will I remove you from the land which I gave them; and this house which I have consecrated to my name I will remove out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a by-word among all nations.
21 And as for this lofty house, every one that passes by it shall be amazed, and shall say, Wherefore has the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house?
22 And men shall say, Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they attached themselves to other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: and therefore he has brought upon them all this evil.
And it came to pass after twenty years, in which Solomon built the house of the Lord, and his own house,
2 that Solomon rebuilt the cities which Chiram had given to Solomon, and caused the children of Israel to dwell in them.
3 And Solomon came to Baesoba, and fortified it.
4 And he built Thoedmor in the wilderness, and all the strong cities which he built in Emath.
5 And he built Baethoron the upper, and Baethoron the lower, strong cities, —they had walls, gates, and bars;
6 and Balaath, and all the strong cities which Solomon had, and all his chariot cities, and cities of horsemen, and all things that Solomon desired according to his desire of building, in Jerusalem, and in Libanus, and in all his kingdom.
7 As for all the people that was left of the Chettites, and the Amorites, and the Pherezites, and the Evites, and the Jebusites, who are not of Israel,
8 but were of the children of them whom the children Israel destroyed not, that were left after them in the land, even them did Solomon make tributaries to this day.
9 But Solomon did not make any of the children of Israel servants in his kingdom; for, behold, they were warriors and rulers, and mighty men, and captains of chariots and horsemen.
10 And these are the chiefs of the officers of king Solomon, two hundred and fifty overseeing the work among the people.
11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharao from the city of David to the house which he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the city of David, the king of Israel, for the place is holy into which the ark of the Lord has entered.
12 Then Solomon offered up to the Lord whole-burnt-offerings on the altar which he had built to the Lord before the temple,
13 according to the daily rate, to offer up sacrifices according to the commandments of Moses, on the sabbaths, and at the new moons, and at the feasts, three times in the year, at the feast of unleavened bread, and at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of tabernacles.
14 And he established, according to the order of his father David, the courses of the priests, and that according to their public ministrations: and the Levites were appointed over their charges, to praise and minister before the priests according to the daily order: and the porters were appointed according to their courses to the different gates: for thus were the commandments of David the man of God.
15 They transgressed not the commandments of the king concerning the priests and the Levites with regard to everything else, and with regard to the treasures.
16 Now all the work had been prepared from the day when the foundation was laid, until Solomon finished the house of the Lord.
17 Then Solomon went to Gasion Gaber, and to Ælath near the sea in the land of Idumea.
18 And Chiram sent by the hand of his servants ships, and servants skilled in naval affairs; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Sophira, and brought thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and they came to king Solomon.
And the queen of Saba heard of the name of Solomon, and she came to Jerusalem with a very large force, to prove Solomon with hard questions, and she had camels bearing spices in abundance, and gold, and precious stones: and she came to Solomon, and told him all that was in her mind.
2 And Solomon told her all her words; and there passed not a word from Solomon which he told her not.
3 And the queen of Saba saw the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had built,
4 and the meat of the tables, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his ministers, and their raiment; and his cupbearers, and their apparel; and the whole-burnt-offerings which he offered up in the house of the Lord; then she was in ecstasy.
5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in my land concerning thy words, and concerning thy wisdom.
6 Yet I believed not the reports until I came, and my eyes saw: and, behold, the half of the abundance of thy wisdom was not told me: thou hast exceeded the report which I heard.
7 Blessed are thy men, blessed are these thy servants, who stand before thee continually, and hear thy wisdom.
8 Blessed be the Lord thy God, who took pleasure in thee, to set thee upon his throne for a king, to the Lord thy God: forasmuch as the Lord thy God loved Israel to establish them for ever, therefore he has set thee over them for a king to execute judgment and justice.
9 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in very great abundance, and precious stones: and there were not any where else such spices as those which the queen of Saba gave king Solomon.
10 And the servants of Solomon and the servants of Chiram brought gold to Solomon out of Suphir, and pine timber, and precious stones.
11 And the king made of the pine timber steps to the house of the Lord, and to the king’s house, and harps and lutes for the singers: and such were not seen before in the land of Juda.
12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Saba all that she requested, besides all that she brought to king Solomon: and she returned to her own land.
13 And the weight of the gold that was brought to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,
14 besides what the men who were regularly appointed and the merchants brought, and all the kings of Arabia and princes of the land: all brought gold and silver to king Solomon.
15 And king Solomon made two hundred shields of beaten gold: there were six hundred shekels of pure gold to one shield.
16 And three hundred buckles of beaten gold: the weight of three hundred gold shekels went to one buckler: and the king placed them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17 And the king made a great throne of ivory, and he gilded it with pure gold.
18 And there were six steps to the throne, riveted with gold, and elbows on either side of the seat of the throne, and two lions standing by the elbows:
19 and twelve lions standing there on the six steps on each side. There was not the like in any other kingdom.
20 And all king Solomon’s vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were covered with gold: silver was not thought anything of in the days of Solomon.
21 For a ship went for the king to Tharsis with the servants of Chiram: once every three years came vessels from Tharsis to the king, laden with gold, and silver, and ivory, and apes.
22 And Solomon exceeded all other kings both in riches and wisdom.
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every one his gifts, silver vessels and golden vessels, and raiment, myrrh and spices, horses and mules, a rate every year.
25 And Solomon had four thousand mares for chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he put them in the chariot cities, and with the king in Jerusalem.
26 And he rules over all the kings from the river even 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 cedars as the sycamore trees in the plain for abundance.
28 And Solomon imported horses from Egypt, and from every other country.
29 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, the first and the last, behold, these are written in the words of Nathan the prophet, and in the words of Achia the Selonite, and in the visions of Joel the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nabat.
30 And Solomon reigned over all Israel forty years.
31 And Solomon fell asleep, and they buried him in the city of David his father: and Roboam his son reigned in his stead.
And Roboam came to Sychem: for all Israel came to Sychem to make him king.
2 And it came to pass when Jeroboam the son of Nabat heard it, (now he was in Egypt, forasmuch as he had fled thither from the face of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt,) that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.
3 And they sent and called him: and Jeroboam and all the congregation came to Roboam, saying,
4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now then abate somewhat of thy father’s grievous rule, and of his heavy yoke which he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
5 And he said to them, Go away for three days, and then come to me. So the people departed.
6 And king Roboam assembled the elders that stood before his father Solomon in his life-time, saying, How do ye counsel me to return an answer to this people?
7 And they spoke to him, saying, If thou wouldest this day befriend this people, and be kind to them, and speak to them good words, then will they be thy servants for ever.
8 But he forsook the advice of the old men, who took counsel with him, and he took counsel with the young men who had been brought up with him, who stood before him.
9 And he said to them, What do ye advise that I should answer this people, who spoke to me, saying, Ease somewhat of the yoke which thy father laid upon us?
10 And the young men that had been brought up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak to the people that spoke to thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and do thou lighten somewhat of it from us; thus shalt thou say, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.
11 And whereas my father chastised you with a heavy yoke, I will also add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, and I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 And Jeroboam and all the people came to Roboam on the third day, as the king had spoken, saying, Return to me on the third day.
13 And the king answered harshly; and king Roboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
14 and spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
15 And the king hearkened not to the people, for there was a change of their minds from God, saying, The Lord has confirmed his word, which he spoke by the hand of Achia the Selonite concerning Jeroboam the son of Nabat,
16 and concerning all Israel; for the king did not hearken to them. And the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David, or inheritance in the son of Jessae? to thy tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So all Israel went to their tents.
17 But the men of Israel, even those who dwelt in the cities of Juda, remained and made Roboam king over them.
18 And king Roboam sent to them Adoniram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, and he died. And king Roboam hasted to mount his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David
until this day.