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2 Chronicles 8

Solomon's buildings.

2 Chronicles 8:1 And it fortuned, that after .xx. yeare, when Salomon had buylt the house of the Lorde and hys awne house: 2 Chronicles 8:2 he buylte the cyties that Hiram gaue him, and put of the chyldren of Israell in them. 2 Chronicles 8:3 And Salomon went to Hamath Zoba, and strengthed it. 2 Chronicles 8:4 And he buylt Thadmor in the wyldernesse, and repayred all the store cyties which were in Hamath. 2 Chronicles 8:5 And he buylt Bethhoron the vpper and Bethhoron the nether, stronge cyties, hauynge walles, gates and barres. 2 Chronicles 8:6 And Baalah and all the stoare cyties that Salomon had, and al the charet cyties, and the cyties of the horsemen, and euery pleasaunt place, that Salomon had lust to buylde in Ierusalem and Libanon, and thorowe out all the lande of his dominion.

The Gentiles which were left Solomon made tributaries, but the Israelites, rulers.

2 Chronicles 8:7 And all the people that were lefte of the Hethites, Amorites, Pheresytes, Heuites & Iebusites, which were not of the children of Israel: 2 Chronicles 8:8 but were the children of them, which were lefte after them in the lande, and were not consumed of the children of Israel, them dyd Salomon make to paye trybute vnto this daye. 2 Chronicles 8:9 But of the children of Israel dyd Salomon make no bondmen for his worke: but they were men of warre and rulers and great Lordes with hym, and captaynes ouer his charetes and horsemen. 2 Chronicles 8:10 And kyng Salomons offycers that ouersawe and ruled the people, were two hundred and fyftye.

Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house.

2 Chronicles 8:11 And Salomon brought the daughter of Pharao out of the cytie of Dauid, into the house that he had buylded for her. For he sayd: my wyfe shall not dwel in the house of Dauid kyng of Israel, for it is holy, because that the Arcke of the Lorde is come vnto it.

Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices.

2 Chronicles 8:12 Then Salomon offered burnt offeringes vnto the Lorde, on the aulter of the Lorde which he had buylt before the porche, 2 Chronicles 8:13 doyng euery thynge in his due tyme and offerynge accordynge to the commaundement of Moses, in the sabbothes, newmoones, and solempne feastes, thre tymes in the yeare, that is to saye, in the feast of swete bread, in the feast of weakes, and in the feast of tabernacles.

He appointeth the priests and Levites to their places.

2 Chronicles 8:14 And Salomon set the sortes of preastes to their offyces, as Dauid his father had ordered them, and the Leuites in theyr watches for to prayse & ministre before the preastes daye by daye, and the porters by course at euery gate. For so had Dauid the man of God commaunded. 2 Chronicles 8:15 And they omytted not the commaundement of the kynge vnto the preastes and the Leuytes, concernynge eny maner of thynge, and concernynge the treasures. 2 Chronicles 8:16 For Salomon made prouision for the charges, from the fyrst daye that the foundacion of the house of the Lorde was layde: tyll it was fynished, that the house of the Lorde was perfecte.

The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir.

2 Chronicles 8:17 Then went kyng Salomon to Ezion Gaber, and to Eloth at the see syde in the lande of Edom. 2 Chronicles 8:18 And Hiram sent him by the hande of his seruauntes, shyppes and seruauntes that had knowledge of the see: and they came with the seruauntes of Salomon to Ophir, and caryed thence foure hundred and fyftye talentes of golde, and brought it to kynge Salomon.

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