7/25/13

From Gary... The Ant


Many thanks to brother Walter Vogt for this picture!!!

I haven't seen brother Walter Vogt in many, many years and frankly had no idea he had such a talent at photography!!!  This image is simply amazing!!!  Just a simple picture, yet it is filled with a very important message to those who are acquainted with the Scriptures.  Read on to see what I am referring to...

Proverbs, chapter 6


 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard.
Consider her ways, and be wise;
 
7 which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

8 provides her bread in the summer,
and gathers her food in the harvest.

9 How long will you sleep, sluggard?
When will you arise out of your sleep?

10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11 so your poverty will come as a robber,
and your scarcity as an armed man.


2 Thessalonians, chapter 3
6  Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.  7 For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn’t behave ourselves rebelliously among you,  8 neither did we eat bread from anyone’s hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;  9 not because we don’t have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.  10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: “If anyone will not work, neither let him eat.”  11 For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don’t work at all, but are busybodies.  12 Now those who are that way, we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 

Work, it is a necessity!!!  However, today our government encourages people not to work by its welfare policies.  If you are unmarried and keep having children- you just get more and more money!!!  No responsibility, no accountability, just benefits.  If you can find the exact job you want- no problem, the government will just extend the benefits.  Now, I freely admit it is human nature to be lazy.  Consider, that the church at Thessalonica had that problem.  However, Paul gave them corrective teaching and his own example to follow to remedy the situation.  Those of you who have known me for several decades can testify to the fact that I would always work.  If I couldn't find a job that provided enough income, I would get a second job.  Life was difficult- try working two shifts days on end with rotating days off.  But somehow I did it.  It is a matter of fact that I earned my degree in Bible while working two jobs.  If you are able to work- then work!!!    

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard.

Consider her ways, and be wise;

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study, July 25




Bible Reading and Study, July 25

World English Bible


July 25
2 Chronicles 7-9

2Ch 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Yahweh filled the house.
2Ch 7:2 The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled Yahweh's house.
2Ch 7:3 All the children of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and the glory of Yahweh was on the house; and they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped, and gave thanks to Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures for ever.
2Ch 7:4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before Yahweh.
2Ch 7:5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
2Ch 7:6 The priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of Yahweh, which David the king had made to give thanks to Yahweh, (for his loving kindness endures for ever), when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets before them; and all Israel stood.
2Ch 7:7 Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat.
2Ch 7:8 So Solomon held the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt.
2Ch 7:9 On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
2Ch 7:10 On the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
2Ch 7:11 Thus Solomon finished the house of Yahweh, and the king's house: and he successfully completed all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of Yahweh, and in his own house.
2Ch 7:12 Yahweh appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.
2Ch 7:13 If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Ch 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
2Ch 7:16 For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
2Ch 7:17 As for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances;
2Ch 7:18 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
2Ch 7:19 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2Ch 7:20 then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
2Ch 7:21 This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?
2Ch 7:22 They shall answer, Because they abandoned Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them: therefore has he brought all this evil on them.
2Ch 8:1 It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,
2Ch 8:2 that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
2Ch 8:3 Solomon went to Hamath Zobah, and prevailed against it.
2Ch 8:4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.
2Ch 8:5 Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
2Ch 8:6 and Baalath, and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
2Ch 8:7 As for all the people who were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel;
2Ch 8:8 of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel didn't consume, of them did Solomon conscripted forced labor to this day.
2Ch 8:9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
2Ch 8:10 These were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two-hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.
2Ch 8:11 Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places where the ark of Yahweh has come are holy.
2Ch 8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to Yahweh on the altar of Yahweh, which he had built before the porch,
2Ch 8:13 even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents.
2Ch 8:14 He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their divisions at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.
2Ch 8:15 They didn't depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
2Ch 8:16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared to the day of the foundation of the house of Yahweh, and until it was finished. So the house of Yahweh was completed.
2Ch 8:17 Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
2Ch 8:18 Huram sent him ships and servants who had knowledge of the sea by the hands of his servants; and they came with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched from there four hundred fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
2Ch 9:1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
2Ch 9:2 Solomon told her all her questions; and there was not anything hid from Solomon which he didn't tell her.
2Ch 9:3 When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
2Ch 9:4 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
2Ch 9:5 She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
2Ch 9:6 However I didn't believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it; and behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me: you exceed the fame that I heard.
2Ch 9:7 Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom.
2Ch 9:8 Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
2Ch 9:9 She gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
2Ch 9:10 The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
2Ch 9:11 The king made of the algum trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers: and there were none like these seen before in the land of Judah.
2Ch 9:12 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
2Ch 9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,
2Ch 9:14 besides that which the traders and merchants brought: and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
2Ch 9:15 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one buckler.
2Ch 9:16 he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
2Ch 9:17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
2Ch 9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
2Ch 9:19 Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
2Ch 9:20 All king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
2Ch 9:21 For the king had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
2Ch 9:22 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
2Ch 9:23 All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
2Ch 9:24 They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
2Ch 9:25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he stationed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2Ch 9:26 He ruled over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
2Ch 9:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
2Ch 9:28 They brought horses for Solomon out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
2Ch 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren't they written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
2Ch 9:30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
2Ch 9:31 Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.



The Composite Bible
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2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 7 1
Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed
the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Yahweh filled the house.
And when Solomon had ended praying, the fire came down from the heavens and
consumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Jehovah filled the house.
And at Solomon`s finishing to pray, then the fire hath come down from the
heavens, and consumeth the burnt-offering and the sacrifices, and the honour of
Jehovah hath filled the house,
2 Chronicles 7 2
The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled
Yahweh`s house.
And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah
filled Jehovah`s house.
and the priests have not been able to go in unto the house of Jehovah, because the
honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 7 3
All the children of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and the glory of Yahweh was on
the house; and they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and
worshipped, and gave thanks to Yahweh, [saying], For he is good; for his lovingkindness endures
for ever.
And all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah upon
the house, and bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and
worshipped and thanked Jehovah: For he is good, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for
ever.
And all the sons of Israel are looking on the descending of the fire, and the honour
of Jehovah on the house, and they bow -- faces to the earth -- on the pavement, and
do obeisance, and give thanks to Jehovah, for good, for to the age [is] His kindness.
2 Chronicles 7 4
Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before Yahweh.
And the king and all the people offered sacrifices before Jehovah.
And the king and all the people are sacrificing a sacrifice before Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 7 5
King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty
thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
And king Solomon sacrificed a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and
twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
and king Solomon sacrificeth the sacrifice of the herd, twenty and two thousand,
and of the flock, a hundred and twenty thousand, and the king and all the people
dedicate the house of God.
2 Chronicles 7 6
The priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of
Yahweh, which David the king had made to give thanks to Yahweh, (for his lovingkindness
endures for ever,) when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets
before them; and all Israel stood.
And the priests stood in their charges, and the Levites with Jehovah`s instruments of
music, which David the king had made to praise Jehovah, for his loving-kindness
[endureth] for ever, when David praised by their means; and the priests sounded the
trumpets opposite to them, and all Israel stood.
And the priests over their charges are standing, and the Levites with
instruments of the song of Jehovah -- that David the king made, to give thanks to
Jehovah, for to the age [is] His kindness, in David`s praising by their hand -- and
the priests are blowing trumpets over-against them, and all Israel are standing.
2 Chronicles 7 7
Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for
there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar
which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal-offering, and
the fat.
And Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of Jehovah; for
there he offered the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the
brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt-offerings and
the oblations and the fat.
And Solomon sanctifieth the middle of the court that [is] before the house of
Jehovah, for he hath made there the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-
offerings: for the altar of brass that Solomon made hath not been able to contain
the burnt-offering, and the present, and the fat.
2 Chronicles 7 8
So Solomon held the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly,
from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt.
And at that time Solomon held the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great
congregation, from the entrance of Hamath unto the torrent of Egypt.
And solomon maketh the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him -- a
very great assembly -- from the entering in of Hamath unto the brook of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 7 9
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven
days, and the feast seven days.
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the
altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
And they make on the eighth day a restraint, because the dedication of the altar
they have made seven days, and the feast seven days.
2 Chronicles 7 10
On the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents,
joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Yahweh had showed to David, and to Solomon, and
to Israel his people.
And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their
tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Jehovah had done to David and to
Solomon, and to Israel his people.
And on the twenty and third day of the seventh month he hath sent the people to
their tents, rejoicing, and glad in heart, for the goodness that Jehovah hath done
to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people.
2 Chronicles 7 11
Thus Solomon finished the house of Yahweh, and the king`s house: and all that came into
Solomon`s heart to make in the house of Yahweh, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
And Solomon completed the house of Jehovah, and the king`s house; and all that came into
Solomon`s heart to make in the house of Jehovah, and in his own house, he did
prosperously.
And Solomon finisheth the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king; and all that
hath come on the heart of Solomon to do in the house of Jehovah, and in his own
house, he hath caused to prosper.
2 Chronicles 7 12
Yahweh appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have
chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.
Then Jehovah appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: I have heard thy prayer, and
I have chosen for myself this place for a house of sacrifice.
And Jehovah appeareth unto Solomon by night, and saith to him, `I have heard thy
prayer, and have fixed on this place to Me for a house of sacrifice.
2 Chronicles 7 13
If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I
send pestilence among my people;
If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
If I restrain the heavens and there is no rain, and if I lay charge on the locust to
consume the land, and if I send pestilence among My people --
2 Chronicles 7 14
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive
their sin, and heal their land.
and My people on whom My name is called be humbled, and pray, and seek My face,
and turn back from their evil ways, then I -- I hear from the heavens, and forgive
their sin, and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7 15
Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attentive to the prayer [made] in this place;
`Now, Mine eyes are open, and Mine ears attentive, to the prayer of this place;
2 Chronicles 7 16
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes
and my heart shall be there perpetually.
for I have now chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and
mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
and now, I have chosen and sanctified this house for My name being there unto the
age; yea, Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.
2 Chronicles 7 17
As for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, and do according to all that I
have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances;
And [as for] thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, to do according
to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and mine ordinances;
`And thou, if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, even to do
according to all that I have commanded thee, and My statutes and My judgments
dost keep --
2 Chronicles 7 18
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your
father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with
David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to rule over Israel.
then I have established the throne of thy kingdom, as I covenanted with David thy
father, saying, There is not cut off a man to thee -- a ruler in Israel;
2 Chronicles 7 19
But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before
you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
But if ye turn away and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set
before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them;
and if ye turn back -- ye -- and have forsaken My statutes, and My commands, that I
have placed before you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed
yourselves to them -- then I have plucked them from off My ground that I have
given to them,
2 Chronicles 7 20
then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house,
which I have made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and
a byword among all peoples.
then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this
house, which I have hallowed to my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it a
proverb and a byword among all peoples.
and this house that I have sanctified for My name, I cast from before My face, and
make it for a proverb, and for a byword, among all the peoples.
2 Chronicles 7 21
This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why
has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so
that he shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?
`And this house that hath been high, to every one passing by it, is an
astonishment, and he hath said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land,
and to this house?
2 Chronicles 7 22
They shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them
forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served
them: therefore has he brought all this evil on them.
And they shall say, Because they forsook Jehovah the God of their fathers, who brought
them forth out of the land of Egypt, and have attached themselves to other gods, and have
worshipped them and served them; therefore he has brought upon them all this evil.
and they have said, Because that they have forsaken Jehovah, God of their fathers,
who brought them out from the land of Egypt, and lay hold on other gods, and bow
themselves to them, and serve them, therefore He hath brought upon them all this
evil.`
2 Chronicles 8 1
It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his
own house,
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of
Jehovah and his own house,
And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the
house of Jehovah, and his own house.
2 Chronicles 8 2
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children
of Israel to dwell there.
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the
children of Israel to dwell there.
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and
there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.
2 Chronicles 8 3
Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed against it.
And Solomon went to Hamath-Zobah, and overcame it.
And Solomon goeth to Hamath-Zobah, and layeth hold upon it;
2 Chronicles 8 4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.
And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in
and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath
built in Hamath.
2 Chronicles 8 5
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls,
gates, and bars;
And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates,
and bars;
And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of
defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --
2 Chronicles 8 6
and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the
cities for his horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and
in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for chariots, and
the cities for the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on
Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
and Baalath, and all the cities of store that Solomon had, and all the cities of the
chariot, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon that he
desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
2 Chronicles 8 7
As for all the people who were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel;
All the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,
All the people who are left of the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and
the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who are not of Israel --
2 Chronicles 8 8
of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel didn`t
consume, of them did Solomon raise a levy [of bondservants] to this day.
their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel had not
destroyed, upon them did Solomon impose tribute-service until this day.
of their sons who have been left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel
consumed not -- doth Solomon lift up a tribute unto this day.
2 Chronicles 8 9
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of
war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
But of the children of Israel, of them did Solomon make no bondmen for his work; but
they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and his
horsemen.
And none of the sons of Israel hath Solomon made servants for his work, but they
[are] men of war, and heads of his captains, and heads of his charioteers, and of his
horsemen;
2 Chronicles 8 10
These were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.
And these were the chief of king Solomon`s superintendents, two hundred and fifty, that
ruled over the people.
and these [are] heads of the officers whom king Solomon hath, two hundred and
fifty who are rulers among the people.
2 Chronicles 8 11
Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had
built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the
places are holy, whereunto the ark of Yahweh has come.
And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house
which he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king
of Israel, because the [places] are holy to which the ark of Jehovah has come.
And the daughter of Pharaoh hath Solomon brought up from the city of David to
the house that he built for her, for he said, `My wife doth not dwell in the house of
David king of Israel, for they are holy unto whom hath come the ark of Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 8 12
Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings to Yahweh on the altar of Yahweh, which he had built
before the porch,
Then Solomon offered up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of Jehovah, which he had
built before the porch;
Then hath Solomon caused to ascend burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of
Jehovah that he built before the porch,
2 Chronicles 8 13
even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the
Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, [even] in the feast
of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents.
even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses,
on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and at the set feasts, three times in the year, -- at
the feast of unleavened bread, and at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of tabernacles.
even by the matter of a day in its day, to cause to ascend according to the
command of Moses, on sabbaths, and on new moons, and on appointed seasons,
three times in a year -- in the feast of unleavened things, and in the feast of weeks,
and in the feast of booths.
2 Chronicles 8 14
He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the courses of the priests to their
service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty
of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the
man of God commanded.
And he appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the
priests for their service, and the Levites for their charges, to praise and serve before the
priests, as the duty of every day required; and the doorkeepers by their divisions at
every gate: for such was the commandment of David the man of God;
And he establisheth, according to the ordinance of David his father, the courses of
the priests over their service, and of the Levites over their charges, to praise and
to minister over-against the priests, according to the matter of a day in its day,
and the gatekeepers in their courses at gate and gate, for so [is] the command of
David the man of God.
2 Chronicles 8 15
They didn`t depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning
any matter, or concerning the treasures.
and they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and the Levites
concerning any matter, nor concerning the treasures.
And they have not turned aside [from] the command of the king concerning the
priests and the Levites, in reference to any matter, and to the treasures.
2 Chronicles 8 16
Now all the work of Solomon was prepared to the day of the foundation of the house of Yahweh,
and until it was finished. [So] the house of Yahweh was completed.
And all the work of Solomon was prepared, to the day of the foundation of the house of
Jehovah and to its completion. [So] the house of Jehovah was finished.
And all the work of Solomon is prepared till the day of the foundation of the house
of Jehovah, and till its completion; perfect is the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 8 17
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Then hath Solomon gone to Ezion-Geber, and unto Elath, on the border of the sea,
in the land of Edom;
2 Chronicles 8 18
Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants who had knowledge of the sea;
and they came with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched from there four hundred fifty
talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
And Huram sent him by his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea;
and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched thence four hundred
and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
and Huram sendeth to him, by the hand of his servants, ships and servants
knowing the sea, and they go with servants of Solomon to Ophir, and take thence
four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and bring in unto king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 1
When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard
questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in
abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all
that was in her heart.
And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, and came to Jerusalem to prove
Solomon with enigmas; with a very great train, and camels that bore spices and gold in
great abundance, and precious stones; and she came to Solomon, and spoke with him of
all that was in her heart.
And the queen of Sheba hath heard of the fame of Solomon, and cometh in to try
Solomon with acute sayings, to Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels
bearing spices and gold in abundance, and precious stone; and she cometh in unto
Solomon, and speaketh with him all that hath been with her heart,
2 Chronicles 9 2
Solomon told her all her questions; and there was not anything hid from Solomon which he
didn`t tell her.
And Solomon explained to her all she spoke of, and there was not a thing hidden from
Solomon that he did not explain to her.
and Solomon declareth to her all her matters, and there hath not been hid a thing
from Solomon that he hath not declared to her.
2 Chronicles 9 3
When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And when the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And the queen of Sheba seeth the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he hath
built,
2 Chronicles 9 4

Bible Reading and Study, July 25

World English Bible


July 25
2 Chronicles 7-9

2Ch 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Yahweh filled the house.
2Ch 7:2 The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled Yahweh's house.
2Ch 7:3 All the children of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and the glory of Yahweh was on the house; and they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped, and gave thanks to Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures for ever.
2Ch 7:4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before Yahweh.
2Ch 7:5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
2Ch 7:6 The priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of Yahweh, which David the king had made to give thanks to Yahweh, (for his loving kindness endures for ever), when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets before them; and all Israel stood.
2Ch 7:7 Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat.
2Ch 7:8 So Solomon held the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt.
2Ch 7:9 On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
2Ch 7:10 On the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
2Ch 7:11 Thus Solomon finished the house of Yahweh, and the king's house: and he successfully completed all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of Yahweh, and in his own house.
2Ch 7:12 Yahweh appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.
2Ch 7:13 If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Ch 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
2Ch 7:16 For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
2Ch 7:17 As for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances;
2Ch 7:18 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
2Ch 7:19 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2Ch 7:20 then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
2Ch 7:21 This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?
2Ch 7:22 They shall answer, Because they abandoned Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them: therefore has he brought all this evil on them.
2Ch 8:1 It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,
2Ch 8:2 that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
2Ch 8:3 Solomon went to Hamath Zobah, and prevailed against it.
2Ch 8:4 He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.
2Ch 8:5 Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
2Ch 8:6 and Baalath, and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
2Ch 8:7 As for all the people who were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel;
2Ch 8:8 of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel didn't consume, of them did Solomon conscripted forced labor to this day.
2Ch 8:9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
2Ch 8:10 These were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two-hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.
2Ch 8:11 Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places where the ark of Yahweh has come are holy.
2Ch 8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to Yahweh on the altar of Yahweh, which he had built before the porch,
2Ch 8:13 even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents.
2Ch 8:14 He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their divisions at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.
2Ch 8:15 They didn't depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
2Ch 8:16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared to the day of the foundation of the house of Yahweh, and until it was finished. So the house of Yahweh was completed.
2Ch 8:17 Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
2Ch 8:18 Huram sent him ships and servants who had knowledge of the sea by the hands of his servants; and they came with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched from there four hundred fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
2Ch 9:1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
2Ch 9:2 Solomon told her all her questions; and there was not anything hid from Solomon which he didn't tell her.
2Ch 9:3 When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
2Ch 9:4 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
2Ch 9:5 She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
2Ch 9:6 However I didn't believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it; and behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me: you exceed the fame that I heard.
2Ch 9:7 Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom.
2Ch 9:8 Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
2Ch 9:9 She gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
2Ch 9:10 The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
2Ch 9:11 The king made of the algum trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers: and there were none like these seen before in the land of Judah.
2Ch 9:12 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
2Ch 9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,
2Ch 9:14 besides that which the traders and merchants brought: and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
2Ch 9:15 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one buckler.
2Ch 9:16 he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
2Ch 9:17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
2Ch 9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
2Ch 9:19 Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
2Ch 9:20 All king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
2Ch 9:21 For the king had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
2Ch 9:22 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
2Ch 9:23 All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
2Ch 9:24 They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
2Ch 9:25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he stationed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2Ch 9:26 He ruled over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
2Ch 9:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
2Ch 9:28 They brought horses for Solomon out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
2Ch 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren't they written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
2Ch 9:30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
2Ch 9:31 Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.



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2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 7 1
Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed
the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Yahweh filled the house.
And when Solomon had ended praying, the fire came down from the heavens and
consumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Jehovah filled the house.
And at Solomon`s finishing to pray, then the fire hath come down from the
heavens, and consumeth the burnt-offering and the sacrifices, and the honour of
Jehovah hath filled the house,
2 Chronicles 7 2
The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled
Yahweh`s house.
And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah
filled Jehovah`s house.
and the priests have not been able to go in unto the house of Jehovah, because the
honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 7 3
All the children of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and the glory of Yahweh was on
the house; and they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and
worshipped, and gave thanks to Yahweh, [saying], For he is good; for his lovingkindness endures
for ever.
And all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah upon
the house, and bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and
worshipped and thanked Jehovah: For he is good, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for
ever.
And all the sons of Israel are looking on the descending of the fire, and the honour
of Jehovah on the house, and they bow -- faces to the earth -- on the pavement, and
do obeisance, and give thanks to Jehovah, for good, for to the age [is] His kindness.
2 Chronicles 7 4
Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before Yahweh.
And the king and all the people offered sacrifices before Jehovah.
And the king and all the people are sacrificing a sacrifice before Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 7 5
King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty
thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
And king Solomon sacrificed a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and
twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
and king Solomon sacrificeth the sacrifice of the herd, twenty and two thousand,
and of the flock, a hundred and twenty thousand, and the king and all the people
dedicate the house of God.
2 Chronicles 7 6
The priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of
Yahweh, which David the king had made to give thanks to Yahweh, (for his lovingkindness
endures for ever,) when David praised by their ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets
before them; and all Israel stood.
And the priests stood in their charges, and the Levites with Jehovah`s instruments of
music, which David the king had made to praise Jehovah, for his loving-kindness
[endureth] for ever, when David praised by their means; and the priests sounded the
trumpets opposite to them, and all Israel stood.
And the priests over their charges are standing, and the Levites with
instruments of the song of Jehovah -- that David the king made, to give thanks to
Jehovah, for to the age [is] His kindness, in David`s praising by their hand -- and
the priests are blowing trumpets over-against them, and all Israel are standing.
2 Chronicles 7 7
Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for
there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar
which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal-offering, and
the fat.
And Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of Jehovah; for
there he offered the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the
brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt-offerings and
the oblations and the fat.
And Solomon sanctifieth the middle of the court that [is] before the house of
Jehovah, for he hath made there the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-
offerings: for the altar of brass that Solomon made hath not been able to contain
the burnt-offering, and the present, and the fat.
2 Chronicles 7 8
So Solomon held the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly,
from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt.
And at that time Solomon held the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great
congregation, from the entrance of Hamath unto the torrent of Egypt.
And solomon maketh the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him -- a
very great assembly -- from the entering in of Hamath unto the brook of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 7 9
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven
days, and the feast seven days.
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the
altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
And they make on the eighth day a restraint, because the dedication of the altar
they have made seven days, and the feast seven days.
2 Chronicles 7 10
On the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents,
joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Yahweh had showed to David, and to Solomon, and
to Israel his people.
And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their
tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Jehovah had done to David and to
Solomon, and to Israel his people.
And on the twenty and third day of the seventh month he hath sent the people to
their tents, rejoicing, and glad in heart, for the goodness that Jehovah hath done
to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people.
2 Chronicles 7 11
Thus Solomon finished the house of Yahweh, and the king`s house: and all that came into
Solomon`s heart to make in the house of Yahweh, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
And Solomon completed the house of Jehovah, and the king`s house; and all that came into
Solomon`s heart to make in the house of Jehovah, and in his own house, he did
prosperously.
And Solomon finisheth the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king; and all that
hath come on the heart of Solomon to do in the house of Jehovah, and in his own
house, he hath caused to prosper.
2 Chronicles 7 12
Yahweh appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have
chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.
Then Jehovah appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: I have heard thy prayer, and
I have chosen for myself this place for a house of sacrifice.
And Jehovah appeareth unto Solomon by night, and saith to him, `I have heard thy
prayer, and have fixed on this place to Me for a house of sacrifice.
2 Chronicles 7 13
If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I
send pestilence among my people;
If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
If I restrain the heavens and there is no rain, and if I lay charge on the locust to
consume the land, and if I send pestilence among My people --
2 Chronicles 7 14
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive
their sin, and heal their land.
and My people on whom My name is called be humbled, and pray, and seek My face,
and turn back from their evil ways, then I -- I hear from the heavens, and forgive
their sin, and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7 15
Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attentive to the prayer [made] in this place;
`Now, Mine eyes are open, and Mine ears attentive, to the prayer of this place;
2 Chronicles 7 16
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes
and my heart shall be there perpetually.
for I have now chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and
mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
and now, I have chosen and sanctified this house for My name being there unto the
age; yea, Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.
2 Chronicles 7 17
As for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, and do according to all that I
have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances;
And [as for] thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, to do according
to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and mine ordinances;
`And thou, if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, even to do
according to all that I have commanded thee, and My statutes and My judgments
dost keep --
2 Chronicles 7 18
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your
father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with
David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to rule over Israel.
then I have established the throne of thy kingdom, as I covenanted with David thy
father, saying, There is not cut off a man to thee -- a ruler in Israel;
2 Chronicles 7 19
But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before
you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
But if ye turn away and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set
before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them;
and if ye turn back -- ye -- and have forsaken My statutes, and My commands, that I
have placed before you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed
yourselves to them -- then I have plucked them from off My ground that I have
given to them,
2 Chronicles 7 20
then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house,
which I have made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and
a byword among all peoples.
then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this
house, which I have hallowed to my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it a
proverb and a byword among all peoples.
and this house that I have sanctified for My name, I cast from before My face, and
make it for a proverb, and for a byword, among all the peoples.
2 Chronicles 7 21
This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why
has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so
that he shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?
`And this house that hath been high, to every one passing by it, is an
astonishment, and he hath said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land,
and to this house?
2 Chronicles 7 22
They shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them
forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served
them: therefore has he brought all this evil on them.
And they shall say, Because they forsook Jehovah the God of their fathers, who brought
them forth out of the land of Egypt, and have attached themselves to other gods, and have
worshipped them and served them; therefore he has brought upon them all this evil.
and they have said, Because that they have forsaken Jehovah, God of their fathers,
who brought them out from the land of Egypt, and lay hold on other gods, and bow
themselves to them, and serve them, therefore He hath brought upon them all this
evil.`
2 Chronicles 8 1
It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his
own house,
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of
Jehovah and his own house,
And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the
house of Jehovah, and his own house.
2 Chronicles 8 2
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children
of Israel to dwell there.
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the
children of Israel to dwell there.
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and
there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.
2 Chronicles 8 3
Solomon went to Hamath-zobah, and prevailed against it.
And Solomon went to Hamath-Zobah, and overcame it.
And Solomon goeth to Hamath-Zobah, and layeth hold upon it;
2 Chronicles 8 4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.
And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in
and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath
built in Hamath.
2 Chronicles 8 5
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls,
gates, and bars;
And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates,
and bars;
And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of
defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --
2 Chronicles 8 6
and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the
cities for his horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and
in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for chariots, and
the cities for the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on
Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
and Baalath, and all the cities of store that Solomon had, and all the cities of the
chariot, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon that he
desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
2 Chronicles 8 7
As for all the people who were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel;
All the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,
All the people who are left of the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and
the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who are not of Israel --
2 Chronicles 8 8
of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel didn`t
consume, of them did Solomon raise a levy [of bondservants] to this day.
their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel had not
destroyed, upon them did Solomon impose tribute-service until this day.
of their sons who have been left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel
consumed not -- doth Solomon lift up a tribute unto this day.
2 Chronicles 8 9
But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they were men of
war, and chief of his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.
But of the children of Israel, of them did Solomon make no bondmen for his work; but
they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and his
horsemen.
And none of the sons of Israel hath Solomon made servants for his work, but they
[are] men of war, and heads of his captains, and heads of his charioteers, and of his
horsemen;
2 Chronicles 8 10
These were the chief officers of king Solomon, even two hundred fifty, who ruled over the people.
And these were the chief of king Solomon`s superintendents, two hundred and fifty, that
ruled over the people.
and these [are] heads of the officers whom king Solomon hath, two hundred and
fifty who are rulers among the people.
2 Chronicles 8 11
Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had
built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the
places are holy, whereunto the ark of Yahweh has come.
And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house
which he had built for her; for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king
of Israel, because the [places] are holy to which the ark of Jehovah has come.
And the daughter of Pharaoh hath Solomon brought up from the city of David to
the house that he built for her, for he said, `My wife doth not dwell in the house of
David king of Israel, for they are holy unto whom hath come the ark of Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 8 12
Then Solomon offered burnt-offerings to Yahweh on the altar of Yahweh, which he had built
before the porch,
Then Solomon offered up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of Jehovah, which he had
built before the porch;
Then hath Solomon caused to ascend burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of
Jehovah that he built before the porch,
2 Chronicles 8 13
even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the
Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, [even] in the feast
of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents.
even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses,
on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and at the set feasts, three times in the year, -- at
the feast of unleavened bread, and at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of tabernacles.
even by the matter of a day in its day, to cause to ascend according to the
command of Moses, on sabbaths, and on new moons, and on appointed seasons,
three times in a year -- in the feast of unleavened things, and in the feast of weeks,
and in the feast of booths.
2 Chronicles 8 14
He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the courses of the priests to their
service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty
of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the
man of God commanded.
And he appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the
priests for their service, and the Levites for their charges, to praise and serve before the
priests, as the duty of every day required; and the doorkeepers by their divisions at
every gate: for such was the commandment of David the man of God;
And he establisheth, according to the ordinance of David his father, the courses of
the priests over their service, and of the Levites over their charges, to praise and
to minister over-against the priests, according to the matter of a day in its day,
and the gatekeepers in their courses at gate and gate, for so [is] the command of
David the man of God.
2 Chronicles 8 15
They didn`t depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning
any matter, or concerning the treasures.
and they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and the Levites
concerning any matter, nor concerning the treasures.
And they have not turned aside [from] the command of the king concerning the
priests and the Levites, in reference to any matter, and to the treasures.
2 Chronicles 8 16
Now all the work of Solomon was prepared to the day of the foundation of the house of Yahweh,
and until it was finished. [So] the house of Yahweh was completed.
And all the work of Solomon was prepared, to the day of the foundation of the house of
Jehovah and to its completion. [So] the house of Jehovah was finished.
And all the work of Solomon is prepared till the day of the foundation of the house
of Jehovah, and till its completion; perfect is the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 8 17
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Then hath Solomon gone to Ezion-Geber, and unto Elath, on the border of the sea,
in the land of Edom;
2 Chronicles 8 18
Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants who had knowledge of the sea;
and they came with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched from there four hundred fifty
talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
And Huram sent him by his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea;
and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and fetched thence four hundred
and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
and Huram sendeth to him, by the hand of his servants, ships and servants
knowing the sea, and they go with servants of Solomon to Ophir, and take thence
four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and bring in unto king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 1
When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard
questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in
abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all
that was in her heart.
And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, and came to Jerusalem to prove
Solomon with enigmas; with a very great train, and camels that bore spices and gold in
great abundance, and precious stones; and she came to Solomon, and spoke with him of
all that was in her heart.
And the queen of Sheba hath heard of the fame of Solomon, and cometh in to try
Solomon with acute sayings, to Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels
bearing spices and gold in abundance, and precious stone; and she cometh in unto
Solomon, and speaketh with him all that hath been with her heart,
2 Chronicles 9 2
Solomon told her all her questions; and there was not anything hid from Solomon which he
didn`t tell her.
And Solomon explained to her all she spoke of, and there was not a thing hidden from
Solomon that he did not explain to her.
and Solomon declareth to her all her matters, and there hath not been hid a thing
from Solomon that he hath not declared to her.
2 Chronicles 9 3
When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And when the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And the queen of Sheba seeth the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he hath
built,
2 Chronicles 9 4
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and
their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to
the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the deportment of his servants, and the order of service of
his attendants and their apparel, and his cupbearers and their apparel, and his ascent
by which he went up to the house of Jehovah, there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his
ministers, and their clothing, and his stewards, and their clothing, an his burnt-
offering that he offered up in the house of Jehovah, and there hath not been any
more spirit in her.
2 Chronicles 9 5
She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your
wisdom.
And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine
affairs and of thy wisdom;
And she saith unto the king, `True [is] the word that I heard in my land
concerning thy matters and concerning thy wisdom,
2 Chronicles 9 6
However I didn`t believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half
of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me: you exceed the fame that I heard.
but I gave no credit to their words, until I came and mine eyes had seen; and behold, the
half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: thou exceedest the report that I
heard.
and I have given no credence to their words, till that I have come, and mine eyes
see, and lo, there hath not been declared to me the half of the abundance of thy
wisdom -- thou hast added unto the report that I heard.
2 Chronicles 9 7
Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and
hear your wisdom.
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee
and hear thy wisdom!
`O the happiness of thy men, and the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are
standing before thee continually, and hearing thy wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9 8
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for
Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he
you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king to
Jehovah thy God! Because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore did
he make thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Let Jehovah thy God be blessed who hath delighted in thee, to put thee on His
throne for king for Jehovah thy God; in the love of thy God to Israel, to establish it
to the age, He hath put thee over them for king, to do judgment and
righteousness.`
2 Chronicles 9 9
She gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and
precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in very great
abundance, and precious stones; neither was there any such spice as that which the
queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
And she giveth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in
great abundance, and precious stone; and there hath not been any such spice as
the queen of Sheba hath given to king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 10
The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought
algum-trees and precious stones.
(And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from
Ophir, brought sandal-wood and precious stones.
And also, servants of Huram, and servants of Solomon, who brought in gold from
Ophir, have brought in algum-trees and precious stone.
2 Chronicles 9 11
The king made of the algum-trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king`s house, and
harps and psalteries for the singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
And the king made of the sandal-wood stairs for the house of Jehovah, and for the king`s
house, and harps and lutes for the singers. And there were none such seen before in the
land of Judah.)
And the king maketh the algum-trees staircases for the house of Jehovah, and for
the house of the king, and harps and psalteries for singers; and there have been
none seen like these before in the land of Judah.
2 Chronicles 9 12
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which
she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides
what she had brought to the king. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her
servants.
And king Solomon hath given to the queen of Sheba all her desire that she asked,
apart from that which she had brought unto the king, and she turneth and goeth
to her land, she and her servants.
2 Chronicles 9 13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of
gold,
And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six
talents of gold,
And the weight of the gold that is coming to Solomon in one year is six hundred
and sixty and six talents of gold,
2 Chronicles 9 14
besides that which the traders and merchants brought: and all the kings of Arabia and the
governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
besides [what] dealers and merchants brought, and [what] all the kings of Arabia and the
governors of the country brought of gold and silver to Solomon.
apart from [what] the tourists, and the merchants, are bringing in; and all the
kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land, are bringing in gold and silver to
Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 15
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold
went to one buckler.
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred
[shekels] of beaten gold to one target;
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold, six hundred
[shekels] of alloyed gold he causeth to go up on the one target;
2 Chronicles 9 16
[he made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred [shekels] of gold went to one
shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
and three hundred shields of beaten gold, -- he applied three hundred [shekels] of gold to
one shield; and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
and three hundred shields of alloyed gold, three hundred [shekels] of gold he
causeth to go up on the one shield, and the king putteth them in the house of the
forest of Lebanon.
2 Chronicles 9 17
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold;
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with pure gold;
2 Chronicles 9 18
nd there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the
throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
and the throne had six steps, with a footstool of gold fastened to the throne; and there
were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;
and six steps [are] to the throne, and a footstool of gold, to the throne they are
fastened, and hands [are] on this [side] and on that on the place of the sitting, and
two lions are standing near the hands,
2 Chronicles 9 19
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like
it made in any kingdom.
and twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there
was not the like made in any kingdom.
and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps on this [side], and on that: it
hath not been made so for any kingdom.
2 Chronicles 9 20
All king Solomon`s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of
Lebanon were of pure gold: silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
And all king Solomon`s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of
the forest of Lebanon were of precious gold: silver was not of the least account in the days
of Solomon.
And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [are] of gold, and all the vessels of the
house of the forest of Lebanon [are] of refined gold -- silver is not reckoned in the
days of Solomon for anything;
2 Chronicles 9 21
For the king had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years
came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
For the king`s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: once in three years
came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
for ships of the king are going to Tarshish, with servants of Huram: once in three
years come do the ships of Tarshish bearing gold, and silver, ivory, apes, and
peacocks.
2 Chronicles 9 22
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And king Solomon becometh greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches
and wisdom;
2 Chronicles 9 23
All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had
put in his heart.
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which
God had put in his heart.
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of Solomon to hear his
wisdom that God hath put in his heart,
2 Chronicles 9 24
They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, armor,
and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and
clothing, armour, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.
and they are bringing in each his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold,
and garments, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
2 Chronicles 9 25
Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he
bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand
horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
And there are to Solomon four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve
thousand horsemen, and he placed them in cities of the chariot, and with the king
in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 9 26
He ruled over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border
of Egypt.
And he ruled over all the kings from the river as far as the land of the Philistines, and up
to the border of Egypt.
And he is ruling over all the kings from the River even unto the land of the
Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 9 27
The king made silver 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 in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the sycamores
that are in the lowland for abundance.
And the king maketh the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and the cedars he hath
made as sycamores, that [are] in the low country, for abundance,
2 Chronicles 9 28
They brought horses for Solomon out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
And they brought to Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
and they are bringing out horses from Egypt to Solomon, and from all the lands.
2 Chronicles 9 29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren`t they written in the history of Nathan
the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer
concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
And the rest of the acts of Solomon first and last, are they not written in the words of
Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of
Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
And the rest of the matters of Solomon, the first and the last, are they not written
beside the matters of Nathan the prophet, and beside the prophecy of Ahijah the
Shilonite, and with the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat?
2 Chronicles 9 30
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
And Solomon reigneth in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years,
2 Chronicles 9 31
Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam
his son reigned in his place.
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David his father;
and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
and Solomon lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David his
father, and reign doth Rehoboam his son in his stead.

Study Questions

Under what conditions will God forgive? 7:14

How long did it take for Solomon to build the house of the LORD? 8:1

How many chief officers did Solomon have? 8:10

Where did Solomon get gold from? 8:19

What did the queen of Sheba think of Solomon? 9:1-9

What was Solomon’s throne made of? 9:17

Who reigned after Solomon? 9:31

and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and
their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to
the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the deportment of his servants, and the order of service of
his attendants and their apparel, and his cupbearers and their apparel, and his ascent
by which he went up to the house of Jehovah, there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his
ministers, and their clothing, and his stewards, and their clothing, an his burnt-
offering that he offered up in the house of Jehovah, and there hath not been any
more spirit in her.
2 Chronicles 9 5
She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your
wisdom.
And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine
affairs and of thy wisdom;
And she saith unto the king, `True [is] the word that I heard in my land
concerning thy matters and concerning thy wisdom,
2 Chronicles 9 6
However I didn`t believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half
of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me: you exceed the fame that I heard.
but I gave no credit to their words, until I came and mine eyes had seen; and behold, the
half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: thou exceedest the report that I
heard.
and I have given no credence to their words, till that I have come, and mine eyes
see, and lo, there hath not been declared to me the half of the abundance of thy
wisdom -- thou hast added unto the report that I heard.
2 Chronicles 9 7
Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and
hear your wisdom.
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee
and hear thy wisdom!
`O the happiness of thy men, and the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are
standing before thee continually, and hearing thy wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9 8
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for
Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he
you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king to
Jehovah thy God! Because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore did
he make thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Let Jehovah thy God be blessed who hath delighted in thee, to put thee on His
throne for king for Jehovah thy God; in the love of thy God to Israel, to establish it
to the age, He hath put thee over them for king, to do judgment and
righteousness.`
2 Chronicles 9 9
She gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and
precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in very great
abundance, and precious stones; neither was there any such spice as that which the
queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
And she giveth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in
great abundance, and precious stone; and there hath not been any such spice as
the queen of Sheba hath given to king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 10
The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought
algum-trees and precious stones.
(And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from
Ophir, brought sandal-wood and precious stones.
And also, servants of Huram, and servants of Solomon, who brought in gold from
Ophir, have brought in algum-trees and precious stone.
2 Chronicles 9 11
The king made of the algum-trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king`s house, and
harps and psalteries for the singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
And the king made of the sandal-wood stairs for the house of Jehovah, and for the king`s
house, and harps and lutes for the singers. And there were none such seen before in the
land of Judah.)
And the king maketh the algum-trees staircases for the house of Jehovah, and for
the house of the king, and harps and psalteries for singers; and there have been
none seen like these before in the land of Judah.
2 Chronicles 9 12
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which
she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides
what she had brought to the king. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her
servants.
And king Solomon hath given to the queen of Sheba all her desire that she asked,
apart from that which she had brought unto the king, and she turneth and goeth
to her land, she and her servants.
2 Chronicles 9 13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of
gold,
And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six
talents of gold,
And the weight of the gold that is coming to Solomon in one year is six hundred
and sixty and six talents of gold,
2 Chronicles 9 14
besides that which the traders and merchants brought: and all the kings of Arabia and the
governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
besides [what] dealers and merchants brought, and [what] all the kings of Arabia and the
governors of the country brought of gold and silver to Solomon.
apart from [what] the tourists, and the merchants, are bringing in; and all the
kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land, are bringing in gold and silver to
Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9 15
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold
went to one buckler.
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred
[shekels] of beaten gold to one target;
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold, six hundred
[shekels] of alloyed gold he causeth to go up on the one target;
2 Chronicles 9 16
[he made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred [shekels] of gold went to one
shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
and three hundred shields of beaten gold, -- he applied three hundred [shekels] of gold to
one shield; and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
and three hundred shields of alloyed gold, three hundred [shekels] of gold he
causeth to go up on the one shield, and the king putteth them in the house of the
forest of Lebanon.
2 Chronicles 9 17
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold;
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with pure gold;
2 Chronicles 9 18
nd there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the
throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
and the throne had six steps, with a footstool of gold fastened to the throne; and there
were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;
and six steps [are] to the throne, and a footstool of gold, to the throne they are
fastened, and hands [are] on this [side] and on that on the place of the sitting, and
two lions are standing near the hands,
2 Chronicles 9 19
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like
it made in any kingdom.
and twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there
was not the like made in any kingdom.
and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps on this [side], and on that: it
hath not been made so for any kingdom.
2 Chronicles 9 20
All king Solomon`s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of
Lebanon were of pure gold: silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
And all king Solomon`s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of
the forest of Lebanon were of precious gold: silver was not of the least account in the days
of Solomon.
And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [are] of gold, and all the vessels of the
house of the forest of Lebanon [are] of refined gold -- silver is not reckoned in the
days of Solomon for anything;
2 Chronicles 9 21
For the king had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years
came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
For the king`s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: once in three years
came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
for ships of the king are going to Tarshish, with servants of Huram: once in three
years come do the ships of Tarshish bearing gold, and silver, ivory, apes, and
peacocks.
2 Chronicles 9 22
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And king Solomon becometh greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches
and wisdom;
2 Chronicles 9 23
All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had
put in his heart.
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which
God had put in his heart.
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of Solomon to hear his
wisdom that God hath put in his heart,
2 Chronicles 9 24
They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, armor,
and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and
clothing, armour, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.
and they are bringing in each his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold,
and garments, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
2 Chronicles 9 25
Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he
bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand
horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
And there are to Solomon four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve
thousand horsemen, and he placed them in cities of the chariot, and with the king
in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 9 26
He ruled over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border
of Egypt.
And he ruled over all the kings from the river as far as the land of the Philistines, and up
to the border of Egypt.
And he is ruling over all the kings from the River even unto the land of the
Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 9 27
The king made silver 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 in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the sycamores
that are in the lowland for abundance.
And the king maketh the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and the cedars he hath
made as sycamores, that [are] in the low country, for abundance,
2 Chronicles 9 28
They brought horses for Solomon out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
And they brought to Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
and they are bringing out horses from Egypt to Solomon, and from all the lands.
2 Chronicles 9 29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren`t they written in the history of Nathan
the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer
concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
And the rest of the acts of Solomon first and last, are they not written in the words of
Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of
Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
And the rest of the matters of Solomon, the first and the last, are they not written
beside the matters of Nathan the prophet, and beside the prophecy of Ahijah the
Shilonite, and with the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat?
2 Chronicles 9 30
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
And Solomon reigneth in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years,
2 Chronicles 9 31
Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam
his son reigned in his place.
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David his father;
and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
and Solomon lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David his
father, and reign doth Rehoboam his son in his stead.

Study Questions

Under what conditions will God forgive? 7:14

How long did it take for Solomon to build the house of the LORD? 8:1

How many chief officers did Solomon have? 8:10

Where did Solomon get gold from? 8:19

What did the queen of Sheba think of Solomon? 9:1-9

What was Solomon’s throne made of? 9:17

Who reigned after Solomon? 9:31