7/23/13

From Gary... Black and White




Many thanks to brother Walter Vogt for 
letting me use this picture!!!  

There is no doubt about this picture- there is either black or white, nothing else!!!  This stark contrast reminded me of the state we find our country in today. The political reality is that we have a government who is racist; favoring black over white and Islam over Christianity.  Not only that, it is endeavoring to further divide the understanding between those races and religions by direct intervention.  Remember President Barak Obama's comments about the Zimmerman case recently?  Frankly, I am glad that God is not like that (Acts 10:34 & following).  He does want some things of us though, and these few verses give us a glimpse into his desire...

Micah, Chapter 6

 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good.
What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly,
to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?


Hebrews, Chapter 1
 1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,  2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. 

Mark, Chapter 16
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation.   16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned. 

If you follow Micah's words, you will do well.  If you acknowledge what the Hebrew writer has said, you will do even better.  And finally, to obey the words found in the second Gospel (Mark) you will do best.  These are but a few of the things God wants of you; but they are essential.  From these essentials, (which are in fact, black and white) I encourage you to follow God even more accurately.  Investigate, learn, practice.  Now, admittedly, I fall short sometimes, but when I do, I seek God's forgiveness and try again.  Simple things, basic things- very straightforward, very plain.  Black and white- and they have absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT RACE ANYONE IS!!!!!  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 23


 Bible Reading and Study, July 23

World English Bible


July 23
2 Chronicles 1-3
2Ch 1:1 Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Yahweh his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
2Ch 1:2 Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' houses.
2Ch 1:3 So Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the Tent of Meeting of God, which Moses the servant of Yahweh had made in the wilderness.
2Ch 1:4 But David had brought the ark of God up from Kiriath Jearim to the place that David had prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
2Ch 1:5 Moreover the bronze altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of Yahweh: and Solomon and the assembly were seeking counsel there.
2Ch 1:6 Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before Yahweh, which was at the Tent of Meeting, and offered one thousand burnt offerings on it.
2Ch 1:7 In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."
2Ch 1:8 Solomon said to God, You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.
2Ch 1:9 Now, Yahweh God, let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
2Ch 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?
2Ch 1:11 God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king:
2Ch 1:12 wisdom and knowledge is granted to you; and I will give you riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had who have been before you; neither shall there any after you have the like.
2Ch 1:13 So Solomon came from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the Tent of Meeting, to Jerusalem; and he reigned over Israel.
2Ch 1:14 Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2Ch 1:15 The king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
2Ch 1:16 The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt and from Kue; the king's merchants purchased them from Kue.
2Ch 1:17 They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites,  and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
2Ch 2:1 Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.
2Ch 2:2 Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
2Ch 2:3 Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As you dealt with David my father, and sent him cedars to build him a house in which to dwell, even so deal with me.
2Ch 2:4 Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him incense of sweet spices, and for the continual show bread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts of Yahweh our God. This is an ordinance forever to Israel.
2Ch 2:5 The house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods.
2Ch 2:6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him?
2Ch 2:7 Now therefore send me a man skillful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and who knows how to engrave all manner of engravings, to be with the skillful men who are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
2Ch 2:8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon; for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon: and behold, my servants shall be with your servants,
2Ch 2:9 even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great and wonderful.
2Ch 2:10 Behold, I will give to your servants, the cutters who cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
2Ch 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, "Because Yahweh loves his people, he has made you king over them."
2Ch 2:12 Huram continued, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.
2Ch 2:13 Now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, of Huram my father's,
2Ch 2:14 the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan; and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, also to engrave any manner of engraving, and to devise any device; that there may be a place appointed to him with your skillful men, and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.
2Ch 2:15 Now therefore the wheat and the barley, the oil and the wine, which my lord has spoken of, let him send to his servants:
2Ch 2:16 and we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as you shall need; and we will bring it to you in floats by sea to Joppa; and you shall carry it up to Jerusalem."
2Ch 2:17 Solomon numbered all the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father had numbered them; and they were found one hundred fifty-three thousand six hundred.
2Ch 2:18 He set seventy thousand of them to bear burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred overseers to set the people at work.
2Ch 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yahweh appeared to David his father, which he made ready in the place that David had appointed, in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2Ch 3:2 He began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
2Ch 3:3 Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
2Ch 3:4 The porch that was before the house, its length, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the height one hundred twenty; and he overlaid it within with pure gold.
2Ch 3:5 The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
2Ch 3:6 He garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
2Ch 3:7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and its walls, and its doors, with gold; and engraved cherubim on the walls.
2Ch 3:8 He made the most holy house: its length, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.
2Ch 3:9 The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
2Ch 3:10 In the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.
2Ch 3:11 The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
2Ch 3:12 The wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was five cubitsalso, joining to the wing of the other cherub.
2Ch 3:13 The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
2Ch 3:14 He made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and ornamented it with cherubim.
2Ch 3:15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty-five cubits high, and the capital that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
2Ch 3:16 He made chains in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
2Ch 3:17 He set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.



The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.

2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 1 1
Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Yahweh his God was with him,
and magnified him exceedingly.
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was
with him and magnified him exceedingly.
And strengthen himself doth Solomon son of David over his kingdom, and Jehovah
his God [is] with him, and maketh him exceedingly great.
2 Chronicles 1 2
Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and
to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers` [houses].
And Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the
judges, and to all the princes of all Israel, the chief fathers;
And Solomon saith to all Israel, to heads of the thousands, and of the hundreds, and
to judges, and to every honourable one of all Israel, heads of the fathers,
2 Chronicles 1 3
So Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there
was the tent of meeting of God, which Moses the servant of Yahweh had made in the wilderness.
and Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place at Gibeon; for
there was God`s tent of meeting which Moses the servant of Jehovah had made in the
wilderness.
and they go -- Solomon, and all the assembly with him -- to the high place that [is]
in Gibeon, for there hath been God`s tent of meeting, that Moses, servant of
Jehovah, made in the wilderness,
2 Chronicles 1 4
But the ark of God had David brought up from Kiriath-jearim to [the place] that David had
prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the [place] that David
had prepared for it; for he had spread a tent for it at Jerusalem.
but the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-Jearim, when David
prepared for it, for he stretched out for it a tent in Jerusalem;
2 Chronicles 1 5
Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there
before the tent of Yahweh: and Solomon and the assembly sought to it.
And the brazen altar that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there
before the tabernacle of Jehovah; and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
and the altar of brass that Bezaleel son of Uri, son of Hur made, he put before the
tabernacle of Jehovah; and Solomon and the assembly seek to it.
2 Chronicles 1 6
Solomon went up there to the brazen altar before Yahweh, which was at the tent of meeting, and
offered one thousand burnt offerings on it.
And Solomon offered there upon the brazen altar before Jehovah which was at the tent of
meeting; and he offered up a thousand burnt-offerings upon it.
And Solomon goeth up thither, on the altar of brass, before Jehovah, that [is] at the
tent of meeting, and causeth to ascend upon it a thousand burnt-offerings.
2 Chronicles 1 7
In that night did God appear to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give you.
In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give thee.
In that night hath God appeared to Solomon, and saith to him, `Ask -- what do I
give to thee?`
2 Chronicles 1 8
Solomon said to God, You have showed great lovingkindness to David my father, and have made
me king in his place.
And Solomon said to God, Thou hast shewn unto David my father great loving-kindness,
and hast made me king in his stead.
And Solomon saith to God, `Thou hast done with David my father great kindness,
and hast caused me to reign in his stead.
2 Chronicles 1 9
Now, Yahweh God, let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me
king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
Now, Jehovah Elohim, let thy word unto David my father be firm; for thou hast made me
king over a people numerous as the dust of the earth.
Now, O Jehovah God, is Thy word with David my father stedfast, for Thou hast
caused me to reign over a people numerous as the dust of the earth;
2 Chronicles 1 10
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who
can judge this your people, that is so great?
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for
who can judge this thy great people?
now, wisdom and knowledge give to me, and I go out before this people, and I come
in, for who doth judge this Thy great people?`
2 Chronicles 1 11
God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or
honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked
wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you
king:
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches,
wealth, or honour, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life;
but hast asked for thyself wisdom and knowledge, that thou mayest judge my people,
over whom I have made thee king:
And God saith to Solomon, `Because that this hath been with thy heart, and thou
hast not asked riches, wealth, and honour, and the life of those hating thee, and
also many days hast not asked, and dost ask for thyself wisdom and knowledge, so
that thou dost judge My people over which I have caused thee to reign --
2 Chronicles 1 12
wisdom and knowledge is granted to you; and I will give you riches, and wealth, and honor, such
as none of the kings have had who have been before you; neither shall there any after you have
the like.
wisdom and knowledge are granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches and wealth and
honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall any
after thee have the like.
the wisdom and the knowledge is given to thee, and riches and wealth and honour
I give to thee, that there hath not been so to the kings who [are] before thee, and
after thee it is not so.`
2 Chronicles 1 13
So Solomon came from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting, to
Jerusalem; and he reigned over Israel.
Then Solomon came back [from] the high place at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the
tent of meeting, and reigned over Israel.
And Solomon cometh in [from] the high place that [is] in Gibeon to Jerusalem,
from before the tent of meeting, and reigneth over Israel,
2 Chronicles 1 14
Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and
twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred
chariots and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and
with the king at Jerusalem.
and Solomon gathereth chariots and horsemen, and he hath a thousand and four
hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placeth them in the
cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 1 15
The king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the
sycamore-trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
And the king made silver and gold in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the
sycamores that are in the lowland for abundance.
And the king maketh the silver and the gold in Jerusalem as stones, and the
cedars he made as sycamores that [are] in the low country, for abundance.
2 Chronicles 1 16
The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king`s merchants received them
in droves, each drove at a price.
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king`s
merchants fetched a drove [of horses], at a price.
And the source of the horses that [are] to Solomon [is] from Egypt and from Keva;
merchants of the king from Keva take at a price,
2 Chronicles 1 17
They fetched up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and a
horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did
they bring them out by their means.
And they fetched up and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of
silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so they brought [them] by their means,
for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Syria.
and they come up, and bring out from Egypt a chariot for six hundred silverlings,
and a horse for fifty and a hundred, and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the
kings of Aram -- by their hand they bring out.
2 Chronicles 2 1
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.
And Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his
kingdom.
And Solomon saith to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his
kingdom,
2 Chronicles 2 2
Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were
stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
And Solomon numbered seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand
stone-masons in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred to superintend them.
and Solomon numbereth seventy thousand men bearing burden, and eighty
thousand men hewing in the mountain, and overseers over them -- three thousand
and six hundred.
2 Chronicles 2 3
Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As you did deal with David my father, and did
send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, [even so deal with me].
And Solomon sent to Huram king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father,
and didst send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein [so do for me].
And Solomon sendeth unto Huram king of Tyre, saying, `When thou hast dealt with
David my father, then thou dost send to him cedars to build for him a house to
dwell in;
2 Chronicles 2 4
Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God, to dedicate it to him, and to
burn before him incense of sweet spices, and for the continual show bread, and for the burnt
offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts of
Yahweh our God. This is [an ordinance] forever to Israel.
Behold, I build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God to dedicate it to him, to burn
before him sweet incense, and for the continual arrangement [of the shewbread], and for
the morning and evening burnt-offerings [and] on the sabbaths and on the new moons,
and on the set feasts of Jehovah our God. This is [an ordinance] for ever to Israel.
lo, I am building a house to the name of Jehovah my God, to sanctify [it] to Him, to
make perfume before Him, perfume of spices, and a continual arrangement, and
burnt-offerings at morning and at evening, at sabbaths, and at new moons, and at
appointed seasons of Jehovah our God; to the age this [is] on Israel.
2 Chronicles 2 5
The house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods.
And the house that I will build is great; for great is our God above all gods.
`And the house that I am building [is] great, for greater [is] our God than all gods;
2 Chronicles 2 6
But who is able to build him a house, seeing heaven and the heaven of heavens can`t contain
him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him?
But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heavens and the heaven of heavens
cannot contain him? And who am I that I should build him a house, except to burn
sacrifice before him?
and who doth retain strength to build to Him a house, for the heavens, even the
heavens of the heavens, do not contain Him? and who [am] I that I do build to Him
a house, except to make perfume before Him?
2 Chronicles 2 7
Now therefore send me a man skillful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron,
and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and who knows how to engrave [all manner of] engravings,
[to be] with the skillful men who are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father
did provide.
And now send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, and in iron,
and in purple and crimson and blue, and experienced in carving, besides the skilful men
that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
`And now, send to me a wise man to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and
in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and knowing to grave gravings
with the wise men who [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my
father prepared;
2 Chronicles 2 8
Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and algum-trees, out of Lebanon; for I know that your
servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon: and, behold, my servants shall be with your
servants,
Send me also cedar-trees, cypress-trees, and sandal-wood trees, out of Lebanon; for I know
that thy servants are experienced in cutting timber in Lebanon; and behold, my servants
shall be with thy servants,
and send to me cedar-trees, firs, and algums from Lebanon, for I have known that
thy servants know to cut down trees of Lebanon, and lo, my servants [are] with thy
servants,
2 Chronicles 2 9
even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great
and wonderful.
even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house that I build shall be great and
wonderful.
even to prepare for me trees in abundance, for the house that I am building [is]
great and wonderful.
2 Chronicles 2 10
Behold, I will give to your servants, the cutters who cut timber, twenty thousand measures of
beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and
twenty thousand baths of oil.
And behold, I will give to thy servants the hewers that fell timber, twenty thousand
measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand
baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
`And lo, to hewers, to those cutting the trees, I have given beaten wheat to thy
servants, cors twenty thousand, and barley, cors twenty thousand, and wine, baths
twenty thousand, and oil, baths twenty thousand.`
2 Chronicles 2 11
Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because Yahweh
loves his people, he has made you king over them.
And Huram king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because Jehovah
loved his people, he made thee king over them.
And Huram king of Tyre saith in writing, and sendeth unto Solomon: `In the love
of Jehovah to His people He hath given thee king over them.`
2 Chronicles 2 12
Huram said moreover, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has
given to David the king a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, that should
build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.
And Huram said, Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, that made the heavens and the
earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and
understanding, who will build a house for Jehovah and a house for his kingdom.
And Huram saith, `Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, who made the heavens and
the earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, knowing wisdom and
understanding, who doth build a house for Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.
2 Chronicles 2 13
Now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, of Huram my father`s,
And now, I send a skilful man, endued with understanding, Huram Abi,
`And now, I have sent a wise man having understanding, of Huram my father,
2 Chronicles 2 14
the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan; and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in
gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine
linen, and in crimson, also to engrave any manner of engraving, and to devise any device; that
there may be [a place] appointed to him with your skillful men, and with the skillful men of my
lord David your father.
the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and whose father was a man of Tyre,
experienced in working in gold, and in silver, in bronze, in iron, in stone, and in
timber, in purple, in blue, and in byssus, and in crimson, and for doing any manner of
engraving, and for inventing every device which shall be put to him, besides thy skilful
men, and the skilful men of my lord David thy father.
(son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father a man of Tyre), knowing to
work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stones, and in wood, in purple, in
blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, and to grave any graving, and to devise
any device that is given to him, with thy wise men, and the wise men of my lord
David thy father.
2 Chronicles 2 15
Now therefore the wheat and the barley, the oil and the wine, which my lord has spoken of, let
him send to his servants:
And now the wheat and the barley, the oil and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let
him send unto his servants.
`And, now, the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, as my lord said, let
him send to his servants,
2 Chronicles 2 16
and we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as you shall need; and we will bring it to you in
floats by sea to Joppa; and you shall carry it up to Jerusalem.
And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need; and we will bring it to
thee [in] floats by sea to Joppa, and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.
and we -- we cut trees out of Lebanon, according to all thy need, and bring them in
to thee -- floats by sea, to Joppa, and thou dost take them up to Jerusalem.`
2 Chronicles 2 17
Solomon numbered all the sojourners who were in the land of Israel, after the numbering with
which David his father had numbered them; and they were found one hundred fifty-three
thousand six hundred.
And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the account
that David his father had taken of them, and there were found a hundred and fifty-three
thousand six hundred.
And Solomon numbereth all the men, the sojourners who [are] in the land of Israel,
after the numbering with which David his father numbered them, and they are
found a hundred and fifty thousand, and three thousand, and six hundred;
2 Chronicles 2 18
He set seventy thousand of them to bear burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in
the mountains, and three thousand six hundred overseers to set the people at work.
And he set seventy thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and eighty thousand to be
stone-masons in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred overseers to set the
people to work.
and he maketh of them seventy thousand burden-bearers, and eighty thousand
hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers, to cause
the people to work.
2 Chronicles 3 1
Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where
[Yahweh] appeared to David his father, which he made ready in the place that David had
appointed, in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
And Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem on mount Moriah, where he
appeared to David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing-
floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
And Solomon beginneth to build the house of Jehovah, in Jerusalem, in the mount
of Moriah, where He appeared to David his father, in the place that David had
prepared, in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite,
2 Chronicles 3 2
He began to build in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
And he began to build on the second of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
and he beginneth to build in the second [day], in the second month, in the fourth
year of his reign.
2 Chronicles 3 3
Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The
length by cubits after the first measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
And this was Solomon`s foundation for the construction of the house of God. The length by
cubits after the first measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
And [in] these hath Solomon been instructed to build the house of God: The length
[in] cubits by the former measure [is] sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
2 Chronicles 3 4
The porch that was before [the house], the length of it, according to the breadth of the house,
was twenty cubits, and the height one hundred twenty; and he overlaid it within with pure
And the porch which was in front was twenty cubits in length, in front of the house
broadways, and the height was a hundred and twenty; and he overlaid it within with
pure gold.
As to the porch that [is] on the front, the length [is] by the front of the breadth of
the house, twenty cubits, and the height a hundred and twenty, and he overlayeth
it within with pure gold.
2 Chronicles 3 5
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and
worked thereon palm-trees and chains.
And the greater house he boarded with cypress-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold,
and set on it palm-trees and chains.
And the large house he hath covered with fir-trees, and he doth cover it with
good gold, and causeth to ascend on it palms and chains,
2 Chronicles 3 6
He garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
And he overlaid the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of
Parvaim.
and he overlayeth the house with precious stone for beauty, and the gold [is] gold
of Parvaim,
2 Chronicles 3 7
He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and the walls of it, and the doors of it,
with gold; and engraved cherubim on the walls.
And he covered the house, the beams, the threshold, and its walls, and its doors with
gold, and engraved cherubim on the walls.
and he covereth the house, the beams, the thresholds, and its walls, and its doors,
with gold, and hath graved cherubs on the walls.
2 Chronicles 3 8
He made the most holy house: the length of it, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty
cubits, and the breadth of it twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six
hundred talents.
And he made the house of the most holy place, the length of which was according to the
breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits; and he covered it
with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.
And he maketh the most holy house: its length [is] by the front of the breadth of
the house twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits, and he covereth it with
good gold, to six hundred talents;
2 Chronicles 3 9
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he covered the upper chambers
with gold.
and the weight of the nails [is] fifty shekels of gold, and the upper chambers he
hath covered with gold.
2 Chronicles 3 10
In the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.
And in the house of the most holy place he made two cherubim of image work, and they
overlaid them with gold.
And he maketh in the most holy house two cherubs, image work, and he overlayeth
them with gold;
2 Chronicles 3 11
The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one [cherub] was five
cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was [likewise] five cubits,
reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
And the wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: 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.
as to the wings of the cherubs, their length [is] twenty cubits, the wing of the one
[is] five cubits, touching the wall of the house, and the other wing [is] five cubits,
touching the wing of the other cherub.
2 Chronicles 3 12
The wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other
wing was five cubits [also], joining to the wing of the other cherub.
And the wing of the other cherub of five cubits touched the wall of the house; and the
other wing was five cubits joining the wing of the other cherub.
And the wing of the other cherub [is] five cubits touching the wall of the house,
and the other wing [is] five cubits, adhering to the wing of the other cherub.
2 Chronicles 3 13
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their
feet, and their faces were toward the house.
The wings of these cherubim spread forth were twenty cubits; and they stood on their
feet, and their faces were toward the house.
The wings of these cherubs are spreading forth twenty cubits, and they are
standing on their feet and their faces [are] inward.
2 Chronicles 3 14
He made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and worked cherubim thereon.
And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and byssus, and made cherubim
upon it.
And he maketh the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and
causeth cherubs to go up on it.
2 Chronicles 3 15
Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty-five cubits high, and the capital that was on
the top of each of them was five cubits.
And before the house he made two pillars thirty-five cubits long; and the capital that
was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
And he maketh at the front of the house two pillars, thirty and five cubits in
length, and the ornament that [is] on their heads five cubits.
2 Chronicles 3 16
He made chains in the oracle, and put [them] on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred
pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
And he made chains [as] in the oracle, and he put them on the top of the pillars; and he
made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.
And he maketh chains in the oracle, and putteth on the heads of the pillars, and
maketh a hundred pomegranates, and putteth on the chains.
2 Chronicles 3 17
He set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and
called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
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 that on the right Jachin, and the name of that on the
left Boaz.
And he raiseth up the pillars on the front of the temple, one on the right, and one
on the left, and calleth the name of that on the right Jachin, and the name of that
on the left Boaz.

Study Questions

What did Solomon NOT ask for? 1:11

What was to be given to Solomon? 1:12

The total number of men involved in the building of the temple was_______? 2:1,2

How many strangers were in Israel? 2:17

What were the overall dimensions of the temple? 3:3, 4

Apples were on the chains, true or false? 3:17