1 Kings 9
God's Covenant in a vision with Solomon.
1 Kings 9:1 And when Salomon had fynysshed the buyldynge of the house of the Lorde and the kynges palace, & all that he had in hys mynde, and was apoynted to make: 1 Kings 9:2 the Lorde appered vnto hym agayne, as he appered to hym at Gibeon. 1 Kings 9:3 And the Lorde sayde vnto hym: I haue hearde thy prayer and thy intercessyon, that thou hast made before me. For I haue halowed this house (which thou hast buylte) to put my name ther for euer, and myne eyes and myne herte shalbe there perpetuallye. 1 Kings 9:4 And yf thou wylt walcke before me (as Dauid thy father walcked, in purenesse of herte and in ryghteousnesse) to do all that I haue commaunded the, and wylt kepe my statutes, & my lawes, 1 Kings 9:5 then wyll I stablysshe the seate of thy kyngdome vpon Israel for euer, as I promysed to Dauid thy father sayinge. Thou shalt not be without a man vpon the seate of Israel. 1 Kings 9:6 But and yf ye and youre chyldren turne awaye from me, and wyll not kepe my commaundementes and my statutes (whyche I haue set before you) but go and serue other Goddes, and worshyppe them: 1 Kings 9:7 then wyll I wede Israel oute of the lande, whych I haue geuen them. And thys house whych I haue halowed for my name, wyll I cast oute of my syght. And Israel shalbe a prouerbe and a fable amonge all nacyons. 1 Kings 9:8 And thys house shalbe taken awaye: so that euery one that passeth by it, shalbe astonyed, and shall hysse, and they shall saye: why hath the Lorde done thus vnto thys lande and to thys house? 1 Kings 9:9 And they shall answere: because they forsoke the Lorde theyr God, whyche brought theyr fathers out of the lande of Egypt, and haue taken holde vpon other Goddes, and haue worshipped them, and serued them, therfore hath the Lorde brought vpon them all thys euell.
The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram.
1 Kings 9:10 And it fortuned, that at the ende of twentye yeres, Salomon fynisshed the buyldynge of the two houses, that is to wete, the house of the Lorde and the kynges palace. 1 Kings 9:11 And Hyram the kynge of Tyre brought Salomon tymbre of Cedar, and fyrre trees, golde, and whatsoeuer he desyred. And Salomon agayne gaue Hyram .xx. cyties into the lande of Galile. 1 Kings 9:12 And Hyram came oute from Tyre to se the cyties whyche Salomon had geuen hym, and they pleased hym not. 1 Kings 9:13 And he sayde: what cyties are these, which thou hast geuen me, my brother? and he called them the lande of Cabull vnto thys daye. 1 Kings 9:14 And Hyram sent the kynge syxe skore hundred wayght of golde.
In Solomon's works the Gentiles were his bondmen, the Israelites honourable servants.
1 Kings 9:15 And thys is the summe, which kynge Salomon raysed for a trybute whan he buylded þe house of the Lorde and hys awne house, and Millo, and the wall of Ierusalem, and Hazoer, and Megeddo, and Gazer. 1 Kings 9:16 For Pharao kynge of Egypte went vp, & toke Gazer, and burnt it with fyre, and slue the Cananites þt dwelt in the cytie, and gaue it for a present vnto hys daughter, Salomons wyfe. 1 Kings 9:17 And Salomon buylt Gazer and Beth Horon the nether: 1 Kings 9:18 and Baalath and Thamar in the wyldernesse and in the lande: 1 Kings 9:19 and all the treasure cyties that Salomon had, and cyties for hys charettes, & cyties for hys horsemen, and all that Salomon desyred and wolde buylde in Ierusalem, in Libanon, and in all the lande of hys dominyon. 1 Kings 9:20 And all the people that were lefte of the Amorites, Hethites, Pheresites, Heuites and Iebusites, (whych were not of the chyldren of Israel) 1 Kings 9:21 theyr chyldren that were lefte after them in the lande, whom the chyldren of Israel also were not able to destroye. Those dyd Salomon compell to bryng tribute vnto thys daye. 1 Kings 9:22 But of the chyldren of Israel dyd Salomon make no bonde men. But they were men of warre, hys ministers, hys Lordes, his captaynes, and rulers of his charettes, and of hys horsemen. 1 Kings 9:23 And these were the Lordes, that were sett ouer Salomons worke: euen fyue hundred were they and fyftye, and they ruled the people that wrought the worcke.
Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house.
1 Kings 9:24 And Pharaos daughter came vp oute of the cytie of Dauid vnto the house which Salomon had buylt for her. And then dyd he also buylde Millo.
Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices.
1 Kings 9:25 And thryse a yere dyd Salomon offer burntofferinges and peace offeringes vpon the aultare, whyche he buylt vnto the Lorde. And he burnt incense vpon the altare that was before the Lorde, and so he fynisshed the house.
His navy fetcheth gold from Ophir.
1 Kings 9:26 And kynge Salomon made a nauye of shyppes in Azion Gaber whyche is besyde Eloth, on the bryncke of the redd see, in the lande of Edom. 1 Kings 9:27 And Hyram sent by shyppe also of hys seruauntes, that were shypmen, and had knowledge of the see, wyth the seruauntes of Salomon. 1 Kings 9:28 And they came to Ophyr and fet from thence one and twentye skore hundred weyght of golde, & brought it to kynge Salomon.