Old Testament.†††††††† Bible†††††† New Testament.



Readers Version

1 Kings

...Chapter-1: ...Chapter-2: ...Chapter-3: ...Chapter-4: ...Chapter-5:
...Chapter-6: ...Chapter-7: ...Chapter-8: ...Chapter-9: ...Chapter-10:
...Chapter-11: ...Chapter-12: ...Chapter-13: ...Chapter-14: ...Chapter-15:
...Chapter-16: ...Chapter-17: ...Chapter-18: ...Chapter-19: ...Chapter-20:
...Chapter-21: ...Chapter-22:


:816 Verses

1 Kings 1:

Chapter 1:53 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-1:1††††† And king Dauid was olde and stricken in yeres, so that whe they couered him with clothes, he caught no heate.

11-1:2††††† Wherefore his seruauntes sayde vnto him: Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgyn, to stande before the king and to cherishe him, and let her lye in thy bosome, that my lorde the king may get heate.

11-1:3††††† And so they sought for a faire damosell throughout al the coastes of Israel, and founde one Abisag a Sunamite, and brought her to the king.

11-1:4††††† And the damosell was exceeding faire, and cherished the king, and ministred to him: But the king knewe her not.

11-1:5††††† And Adonia the sonne of Haggith exalted him selfe, saying: I wilbe king. And he gat him charettes and horsemen, and fyftie men to runne before him.

11-1:6††††† And his father for his time would not displease him, to say why hast thou done so? And he was a very goodly man: and his mother bare him next after Absalom.

11-1:7††††† And he toke counsell at Ioab the sonne of Zaruia, and at Abiathar the priest: and they helped forward Adonia:

11-1:8††††† But Sadoc the priest, Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, Nathan the prophete, Semei, and Rei, and the men of might which were with Dauid, they were not with Adonia.

11-1:9††††† And Adonia sacrificed sheepe, and oxen, and fat cattel, by the stone of Zoheleth, whiche is by the well of Rogel, and called all his brethren the kinges sonnes, and all the men of Iuda the kinges seruauntes:

11-1:10†††† But Nathan the prophete, and Banaiah, and the mightie men, and Solomon his brother he called not.

11-1:11†††† Wherfore Nathan spake vnto Bethsabe the mother of Solomon, saying: Hast thou not hearde that Adonia the sonne of Haggith doth raigne, and Dauid our lorde knoweth it not?

11-1:12†††† Nowe therfore come, and I will geue thee counsell howe to saue thyne owne lyfe, and the lyfe of thy sonne Solomon.

11-1:13†††† Go and get thee in vnto king Dauid, & say vnto him: Diddest not thou my lorde O king, sweare vnto thy handmayde, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shall raigne after me, and he shall sit vpon my seate? why is then Adonia king?

11-1:14†††† Beholde, whyle thou yet talkest there with the king, I wil come in after thee, and confirme thy wordes.

11-1:15†††† And Bethsabe went in vnto the king into the chamber: And the king was very olde, and Abisag the Sunamite ministred vnto the king.

11-1:16†††† And Bethsabe stouped & made obeysaunce vnto the king: And the king sayd, What is thy matter?

11-1:17†††† She aunswered: My lorde, thou swarest by the Lorde thy God vnto thine handmayde [saying] Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shall raigne after me, and he shall sit vpon my seate.

11-1:18†††† And beholde, nowe is Adonia king, and thou my lorde the king knowest it not.

11-1:19†††† And he hath offered oxen, fat cattel, and many sheepe, and hath called all the sonnes of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Ioab the captayne of the hoast: But Solomon thy seruaunt hath he not bydden.

11-1:20†††† And nowe my lorde O king, the eyes of all Israel wayte on thee, that thou shouldest tell them who ought to sit on the seate of my lord the king after him:

11-1:21†††† For els when my lorde the king shall sleepe with his fathers, I & my sonne Solomon shalbe synners.

11-1:22†††† And lo whyle she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet came also.

11-1:23†††† And they told the king, saying: Behold, [here commeth] Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in to the king, he made obeysaunce before the king vpo his face on the grounde.

11-1:24†††† And Nathan sayde: My lord (O king) hast thou sayde, Adonia shall raigne after me, and he shall sit vpon my seate?

11-1:25†††† For he is gone downe this day, & hath slayne oxen, & fat cattell, and sheepe a great meany, & hath called al the kinges sonnes, and the captaynes of the hoast, and Abiathar the priest: And beholde, they eate & drinke before him, and say: God saue king Adonia.

11-1:26†††† But me thy seruaunt, and Sadoc the priest, and Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, & thy seruaunt Solomon, hath he not called.

11-1:27†††† Is this thing done of my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it vnto thy seruaunt who should sit on the seate of my lorde the king after him?

11-1:28†††† Then king Dauid aunswered, & sayd: Cal me Bethsabe. And she came into the kinges presence, and stoode before him.

11-1:29†††† And the king sware, saying: As the Lord lyueth that hath ryd my soule out of all aduersite,

11-1:30†††† Euen as I sware vnto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy sonne shal raigne after me, & he shal sit vpon my seate for me: so will I certeinly do this day.

11-1:31†††† Then Bethsabe bowed on her face to the earth, and dyd reuerence vnto the king, & sayde: I pray God that my lorde king Dauid may lyue for euer.

11-1:32†††† And king Dauid sayde: Call me Sadoc the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada. And they came before the king.

11-1:33†††† The king also sayde vnto them: Take with you the seruauntes of your lord, & set Solomo my sonne vpon myne owne mule, and cary him downe to Gihon:

11-1:34†††† And let Sadoc the priest and Nathan the prophet annoynt him there king ouer Israel: And blowe ye with trumpettes, & say, God saue king Solomon.

11-1:35†††† And then ye shall come vp after him, that he may come and sit vpo my seate, for he shalbe king in my steade: and I haue commaunded him to be captayne ouer Israel and Iuda.

11-1:36†††† And Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada aunswered the king, and sayde, Amen: And the Lord God of my lorde the king say so to.

11-1:37†††† And as the Lorde hath ben with my lord the king, eue so be he with Solomo also, and make his seate greater then the seate of my lord king Dauids hath ben.

11-1:38†††† And so Sadoc the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and the Cerethites, and Phelethites went downe, and set Solomon vpon king Dauids mule, and brought him to Gihon.

11-1:39†††† And Sadoc the priest toke an horne of oyle out of the tabernacle, & annoynted Solomon: And they blew the trumpettes, and al the people sayde: God saue king Solomon.

11-1:40†††† And all the people came vp after him, pyping with pypes and reioysing greatly, so that the earth rang with the sounde of them.

11-1:41†††† And Adonia and al the ghestes that he had called vnto him, hearde it [euen] as they had made an ende of eating. And when Ioab hearde the sounde of the trumpet, he sayde: What meaneth this noyse and vprore in the citie?

11-1:42†††† And as he yet spake, beholde Ionathan the sonne of Abiathar the priest came, and Adonia said vnto him: Come in, for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tydinges.

11-1:43†††† And Ionathan aunswered and sayde to Adonia: Ueryly our lorde king Dauid hath made Solomon king.

11-1:44†††† And the king hath sent with him Sadoc the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, & the Cerethites, and the Phelethites, & they haue set him vpo the kinges mule.

11-1:45†††† And Sadoc the priest & Nathan the prophete, haue annoynted him king in Gihon. And they came vp from thence, & reioyced, that the citie did sounde againe: And that is the noyse, that ye haue hearde.

11-1:46†††† And Solomon sitteth on the seate of the kingdome.

11-1:47†††† And moreouer, the kinges seruauntes came to blesse our lorde king Dauid, saying: God make the name of Solomo more honorable then thy name, & make his seate greater then thy seate. And the king bowed him selfe vpon the bed.

11-1:48†††† And thus sayd the king: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which hath made one to sit on my seate this day, myne eye seyng it.

11-1:49†††† And al the ghestes that were with Adonia were afrayde, and rose vp, & went euery man his way.

11-1:50†††† And Adonia fearing the presence of Solomon, arose, and went and caught hold on the hornes of the aulter.

11-1:51†††† And one tolde Solomon, saying: Behold, Adonia feareth king Solomon: for lo he hath caught hold on the hornes of the aulter, saying: Let king Solomon sweare vnto me this day that he wil not slay his seruaunt with the sword.

11-1:52†††† And Solomo said: If he wil shew him selfe a worthy ma, ther shal not an heer of hym fal to the earth: But & if wickednesse be founde in him, he shall dye.

11-1:53†††† And so king Solomon sent, and they brought him from the aulter, and he came and did obeysaunce vnto king Solomon: And Solomon sayde vnto him, Get thee to thyne house.

Back to Top.

1 Kings 2:

Chapter 2:46 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-2:1††††† The dayes of Dauid drew nie that he should dye, & he charged Solomon his sonne, saying:

11-2:2††††† I go the way of al the earth, be thou strong therfore, & shewe thy selfe a man.

11-2:3††††† Kepe thou the watch of the Lorde thy God, that thou walke in his wayes, and kepe his statutes, and his preceptes, his iudgementes, and his testimonies, euen as it is written in the lawe of Moyses: that thou mayst prosper in all that thou doest, and in euery thing that thou medlest withall.

11-2:4††††† That the Lorde also may make good his worde which he spake vnto me, saying: If thy children take heede to their way, that they walke before me in trueth, with all their heartes, & with al their soules, thou shalt not (saith he) be without a man on the seate of Israel.

11-2:5††††† Moreouer, thou wottest howe Ioab the sonne of Zaruia serued me, and what he did to the two captaynes of the hoastes of Israel, vnto Abner the sonne of Ner, and vnto Amasa the sonne of Iether, whom he slue, and shed blood in time of peace (euen as it had ben in warre) & put the blood of warre vpon his girdle that was about his loynes, and in his shoes that were on his feete.

11-2:6††††† Deale with him therefore according to thy wisdome, and bring not his hoore head downe to the graue in peace.

11-2:7††††† But shewe kindnes vnto the sonnes of Barzellai ye Gileadite, that they may eate at thy table: For they came to me whe I fled from Absalom thy brother.

11-2:8††††† And behold, thou hast with thee Semei the sonne of Gera the sonne of Iemini of Bahurim, whiche cursed me with an horrible curse, in the day when I went to Mahanaim: But he came to meete me at Iordane, & I sware to him by the Lord, saying: I wil not slay thee with the sworde.

11-2:9††††† But thou shalt not count him as vngiltie: For thou art a man of wisdome, and knowest what thou oughtest to do vnto him, his hoore head shalt thou bring to the graue with blood.

11-2:10†††† And so Dauid slept with his fathers, and was buried in the citie of Dauid.

11-2:11†††† And the dayes whiche Dauid raigned vpon Israel were fourtie yeres: seuen yeres raigned he in Hebron, & thirtie and three yeres raigned he in Hierusalem.

11-2:12†††† Then sate Solomon vpon the seate of Dauid his father, and his kingdome was stablished mightyly.

11-2:13†††† And Adonia the sonne of Haggith came to Bethsabe the mother of Solomon, and she sayde: Comest thou peaceably? And he sayde, peaceably.

11-2:14†††† He sayde moreouer: I haue somwhat to say vnto thee. She sayd: Say on.

11-2:15†††† And he sayd: Thou knowest that the kingdome was myne, & that all Israel set their faces on me, that I shoulde raigne: howbeit, the kingdome is turned away, and geuen to my brother: for it is appoynted him of the Lorde.

11-2:16†††† And nowe I aske a petition of thee, deny me not. And she sayde vnto him: Say on.

11-2:17†††† And he said: Speake I pray thee, vnto Solomo the king (for he wil not say thee nay) that he geue me Abisag the Sunamite to wyfe.

11-2:18†††† And Bethsabe sayd: Wel, I wil speake for thee vnto the king.

11-2:19†††† Bethsabe therfore went vnto king Solomon, to speake vnto him for Adonia: And the king rose vp to meete her, and bowed him selfe vnto her, and sate hym downe on his seate, & there was a seate set for the kinges mother, & she sate on his right syde.

11-2:20†††† Then she sayd: I desire a litle petition of thee, I pray thee say me not nay. And the king sayd vnto her: Aske on, my mother, for I wil not say thee nay.

11-2:21†††† She sayde: Let Abisag the Sunamite be geuen to Adonia thy brother to wyfe.

11-2:22†††† And king Solomon aunswered and sayde vnto his mother: Why doest thou aske Abisag the Sunamite for Adonia? aske for him the kingdome also: for he is myne elder brother, and hath for him Abiathar the priest, and Ioab the sonne of Zaruia.

11-2:23†††† Then king Solomon sware by the Lord, saying: God do so and so to me, if Adonia haue not spoken this worde against his owne lyfe.

11-2:24†††† Nowe therefore, as the Lorde lyueth, whiche hath ordeyned me, and set me on the seate of Dauid my father, and made me an house as he promised, Adonia shall dye this day.

11-2:25†††† And king Solomon sent by the hande of Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and he smote him that he died.

11-2:26†††† And vnto Abiathar the priest sayd the king: Get thee to Anatoth vnto thine owne fieldes, for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time kill thee, because thou barest the arke of the Lorde God before Dauid my father, and because thou hast suffered with my father in all his afflictions.

11-2:27†††† And so Solomon put away Abiathar from beyng priest vnto the Lord: that he might fulfill the wordes of the Lord, which he spake ouer the house of Eli in Silo.

11-2:28†††† Then tydinges came also to Ioab (for Ioab had turned after Adonia, though he turned not after Absalom) and Ioab fled vnto the tabernacle of the Lorde, and caught holde on the hornes of the aulter.

11-2:29†††† And it was told king Solomon howe that Ioab fled vnto the tabernacle of the Lorde, and beholde he is by the aulter: Then Solomon sent Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, saying: Go and fall vpon him.

11-2:30†††† And Banaiah came to the tabernacle of the Lorde, and sayde vnto him: Thus sayeth the king, Come out. And he sayde: Nay, but I wil dye euen here. And Banaiah brought the king word againe, saying: Thus sayde Ioab, and thus he aunswered me.

11-2:31†††† And the king sayde vnto him, Do euen as he hath sayd: Smite him, & burie him, that thou mayest take away the blood which Ioab shed causelesse, from me, and from the house of my father.

11-2:32†††† And the Lorde shall bring his blood vpon his owne head: for he smote two men righteouser and better then he, and slue them with the sworde, my father Dauid not knowing therof, euen Abner the sonne of Ner captayne of the hoast of Israel, and Amasa the sonne of Iether captayne of the hoast of Iuda.

11-2:33†††† Their blood shal therfore returne vpon the head of Ioab, & on the head of his seede for euer: But vpon Dauid, & vpon his seed, & vpon his house, & vpo his seat shall there be peace for euer of the Lord.

11-2:34†††† So Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada went vp, & he fel vpon him and slue him, and buried him in his house in the wildernesse.

11-2:35†††† And the king put Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada in his roome ouer ye hoast, and put Sadoc the priest in the roome of Abiathar.

11-2:36†††† And the king sent and called Semei, & sayde vnto him: Buylde thee an house in Hierusalen, and dwell there, & see that thou go not foorth thence any whyther.

11-2:37†††† For be thou sure, that the day that thou goest out, and passest ouer the riuer of Cedron, thou shalt dye that day, and thy blood shalbe vpon thyne owne head.

11-2:38†††† And Semei sayde vnto the king, This saying is good: As my lorde ye king hath sayde, so will thy seruaunt do. And Semei dwelt in Hierusalem many a day.

11-2:39†††† And it chaunced after three yeres, that two of the seruauntes of Semei ranne away vnto Achis sonne of Maacha king of Geth: And they told Semei, saying, Behold, thy seruauntes be in Geth.

11-2:40†††† And Semei stoode vp, and sadled his asse, and gat him to Geth to Achis to seke his seruauntes: And Semei wet & brought his seruauntes againe from Geth.

11-2:41†††† And it was tolde Solomon, howe that Semei had gone from Hierusalem to Geth, and was come againe.

11-2:42†††† And the king sent & called Semei, and said vnto him: Did I not charge thee by the Lorde with an oth, & testified vnto thee, saying: Be sure, that whensoeuer thou goest out & walkest abroade any whyther, thou shalt bye the death? And thou saydest vnto me: It is good tydinges that I haue heard.

11-2:43†††† Why then hast thou not kept the oth of the Lorde, and the commaundement that I charged thee withall?

11-2:44†††† The king sayde moreoeur to Semei: Thou remembrest all the wickednesse which thyne heart knoweth, and that thou diddest to Dauid my father: the Lorde also shall bring thy wickednesse vpon thyne owne head:

11-2:45†††† And king Solomon shalbe blessed, and the seate of Dauid stablished before the Lorde for euer.

11-2:46†††† So the king commaunded Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada: which went out, and smote him that he died: And the kingdome was stablished in the hande of Solomon.

Back to Top.

1 Kings 3:

Chapter 3:28 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-3:1††††† Solomon made affinitie with Pharao king of Egypt, & toke Pharaos daughter, and brought her into the citie of Dauid, vntil he had made an ende of buylding his owne house, and the house of the Lorde, and the wall of Hierusalem round about.

11-3:2††††† Onely the people sacrificed in hygh places, because there was no house built vnto the name of the Lorde vntill those dayes.

11-3:3††††† And Solomon loued the Lorde, walking in the ordinaunces of Dauid his father: saue onely that he sacrificed and offered incense vpon aulters in hygh places.

11-3:4††††† And the king went to Gibeon, to offer there, for that was the speciall hygh place: And a thousande burnt offringes dyd Solomon offer vpon that aulter.

11-3:5††††† And in Gibeon the Lorde appeared to Solomon in a dreame by night, and God sayd: Aske what thou wilt, that I may geue it thee.

11-3:6††††† And Solomon sayde: Thou hast shewed vnto thy seruaut Dauid my father great mercie, when he walked before thee in trueth, in righteousnesse, and in plainnesse of heart with thee, and thou hast kept for him this great mercy, that thou hast geuen him a sonne to sit on his seate, as it is come to passe this day.

11-3:7††††† And nowe O Lord my God, it is thou that hast made thy seruaunt king in steade of Dauid my father: And I am but young, & wote not howe to go out and in.

11-3:8††††† And thy seruaunt is in the middest of thy people which thou hast chosen: and veryly the people are so many, that they cannot be told nor nubred for multitude.

11-3:9††††† Geue therfore thy seruaunt an vnderstanding heart to iudge thy people, that I may discerne betweene good & bad: For who is able to iudge this thy so mightie a people?

11-3:10†††† And this pleased the Lorde well that Solomon had desired this thing,

11-3:11†††† And God sayde vnto him: Thou hast not asked for thy selfe long lyfe, neither hast asked riches for thy selfe, nor hast asked the lyfe of thy enemies, but hast asked for thy selfe vnderstanding & discretion in iudgement:

11-3:12†††† Behold, I haue done according to thy wordes, lo I haue geuen thee a wyse & an vnderstanding heart, so that there was none lyke thee before thee, neither after thee shal any aryse lyke vnto thee.

11-3:13†††† And I haue also geuen thee that which thou hast not asked, euen rychesse and honour, so that ther shalbe no king lyke vnto thee all thy dayes.

11-3:14†††† And if thou wilt walke in my wayes, to kepe myne ordinaunces and my commaundementes, as thy father Dauid dyd walke, I will lengthen thy dayes.

11-3:15†††† When Solomon awoke, beholde it was a dreame: And he came to Hierusalem and stoode before the arke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, & offred burnt offringes and peace offringes, and made a feast to all his seruauntes.

11-3:16†††† Then came there two women that were harlottes, vnto the king, & stoode before him.

11-3:17†††† And the one woman sayde: Oh my lorde, I and this woman dwell in one house, and I was deliuered of a childe, with her in the house:

11-3:18†††† And the thirde day after that I was deliuered, she was deliuered also: and we were together, & no straunger with vs in the house, saue we two.

11-3:19†††† And this wiues childe died in the night, for she smothered it.

11-3:20†††† And she rose at midnight and toke my sonne from my syde while thyne handmayde slept, and layde it in her bosome, and put her dead childe in my bosome.

11-3:21†††† And when I rose in the mornyng to geue my chylde sucke, beholde it was dead: But when I had loked vpon it in the morning, beholde, it was not my sonne which I dyd beare.

11-3:22†††† And the other woman sayd: It is not so, but my sonne liueth, and thy sonne is dead. And she sayde againe: No, but thy sonne is dead, and my sonne is alyue. And thus they pleaded before the king.

11-3:23†††† Then sayde the king: The one sayth, this that is alyue is my sonne, and the dead is thyne: And the other sayth, nay: but thy sonne is the dead, and the liuing childe is myne.

11-3:24†††† And the king sayde: Bring me a sworde. And they brought out a sworde before the king.

11-3:25†††† And the king sayde: Deuide the liuing child in two, and geue the one halfe to the one, aud the other to the other.

11-3:26†††† Then spake the woman whose the liuing childe was, vnto the king (for her bowelles yerned vpon her sonne) and sayde: I besech thee my lorde geue her the liuing childe, and in no wyse slay it: But the other sayde, Let it be neither myne nor thyne, but deuide it.

11-3:27†††† Then the king aunswered and sayde: Geue her the liuing childe, and slay it not, for she is the mother therof.

11-3:28†††† And all they of Israel hearde of the iudgement which the king had iudged, and feared the king: for they sawe that the wysdome of God was in him to do iustice.

Back to Top.

1 Kings 4:

Chapter 4:34 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-4:1††††† And so king Solomon was king ouer all Israel.

11-4:2††††† And these were his lordes: Azariahu the sonne of Sadoc the priest.

11-4:3††††† Elihozeph and Ahiah the sonnes of Sisa, scribes: Iehosaphat the sonne of Ahilud, the recorder.

11-4:4††††† Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the hoast: Sadoc and Abiathar were the priestes.

11-4:5††††† And Azariahu the sonne of Nathan was ouer the officers: And Zabud the sonne of Nathan was a priest, ye kinges companion.

11-4:6††††† And Ahisar was steward of ye houshold: And Adoniram the sonne of Abda was ouer the tributes.

11-4:7††††† And Solomon had twelue officers ouer all Israel, which prouided vittayles for the king and his houshold: eche man his moneth in a yere, made prouision for necessarie thinges.

11-4:8††††† And these are their names: the sonne of Hur in mount Ephraim,

11-4:9††††† The sonne of Dekar in Makaz and in Saalbin, and Bethsames, Elon, and Bethhanan.

11-4:10†††† The sonne of Hesed in Aruboth, to whom parteyned Socho and all the land of Hepher.

11-4:11†††† The sonne of Abinadab in all the region of Dor, whiche had Tapheth the daughter of Solomon to wyfe.

11-4:12†††† Baana the sonne of Ahilud was ouer Thaanach and Megiddo, and ouer all Bethsan, whiche is by Zarthana beneath Iezrael, fro Bethsan to ye plaine of Mehola, euen vnto the place that is ouer against Iecmeam.

11-4:13†††† The sonne of Gaber had Ramoth Gilead, and his were the townes of Iair the sonne of Manasse which are in Gilead: and vnder him was the region of Argob whiche is in Basan threescore great cities with walles and barres of brasse.

11-4:14†††† Ahinadab the sonne of Hiddo had Mahenaim.

11-4:15†††† Ahimaaz was in Nephthalim, and he toke Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wyfe.

11-4:16†††† Baana the sonne of Husai was in Aser and in Aloth.

11-4:17†††† Iehosaphat the sonne of Paruah was in Isachar.

11-4:18†††† Semei the sonne of Ela was in Beniamin.

11-4:19†††† Gaber the sonne of Uri was in the countrey of Gilead, the land of Sehon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Basan, & was officer alone in the lande.

11-4:20†††† And Iuda and Israel were many [euen] as the sande of the sea in numbre, eating, drincking, and making mery.

11-4:21†††† And Solomon raigned ouer all kingdomes from the riuer vnto the lande of the Philistines, [euen] vnto the border of Egypt: and they brought presentes, and serued Solomon al the dayes of his life.

11-4:22†††† And Solomons bread for one day was thirtie quarters of manchet flowre, & threescore quarters of meale:

11-4:23†††† Ten stalled oxen, and twentie out of the pastures, and a hundred sheepe, beside hartes, buckes, and wilde goates, and capons.

11-4:24†††† For he ruled in all the region on the other syde Euphrates, from Thiphsah to Azza, ouer al the kinges on the other syde the riuer: And he had peace with all his seruauntes on euery syde.

11-4:25†††† And Iuda and Israel dwelt without feare, euery man vnder his vine and vnder his figgetree, from Danto Beerseba all the dayes of Solomon.

11-4:26†††† And Solomon had fourtie thousand stalles of horses for charettes, & twelue thousande horsemen.

11-4:27†††† And the officers prouided vittayle for king Solomon and for all that came out of any place to king Solomons table, euery man his moneth, so that they lacked nothing.

11-4:28†††† Barly also and strawe for the horses and mules brought they vnto the place where the officers were, euery man in his office.

11-4:29†††† And God gaue Solomon wysdome and vnderstanding exceeding much, and a large heart, euen as the sand that is on the sea shore.

11-4:30†††† And Solomons wysdome excelled the wysedome of all the children of the east countrey, and al the wisdome of Egypt.

11-4:31†††† For he was wiser then al men, yea then Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda the sonnes of Mahol: And his name was spoken of throughout all nations on euery syde.

11-4:32†††† And Solomon spake three thousande prouerbes: And his songes were a thousande and fiue.

11-4:33†††† And he spake of trees, euen from the Cedar tree that groweth in Libanon, vnto the Isope that springeth out of the wall: He spake also of beastes, of foules, of wormes, and of fishes.

11-4:34†††† And there came of all nations to heare the wysdome of Solomon, and from all kinges of the earth, which had heard of his wysdome.

Back to Top.

1 Kings 5:

Chapter 5:18 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-5:1††††† And Hira king of Tyre sent his seruauntes vnto Solomon (for he had hearde that they had annoynted him king in the roome of his father) For Hira was euer a louer of Dauid.

11-5:2††††† And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying:

11-5:3††††† Thou knowest howe that Dauid my father could not buyld an house vnto the name of the Lorde his God for the warres which were about him on euery syde, vntill the Lorde put them vnder the soles of his feete.

11-5:4††††† But now the Lorde my God hath geuen me rest on euery syde, so that there is neither aduersarie nor euill to resist.

11-5:5††††† And beholde, I am determined to build an house vnto ye name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake vnto Dauid my father, saying: Thy sonne whom I wil set vpon thy seate for thee, he shal build an house vnto my name.

11-5:6††††† Now therefore commaund thou that they hewe me Cedar trees out of Libanon, & my seruautes shalbe with thyne, and vnto thee wyll I geue the hyre for thy seruauntes, accordyng to all such thinges as thou shalt appoynt: for thou knowest that there are not among vs that can skyl to hewe tymber, lyke vnto the Sidones.

11-5:7††††† And it came to passe, when Hiram heard ye wordes of Solomo, he reioysed greatly, & said: Blessed be the Lord this day, which hath geuen vnto Dauid a wyse sonne ouer this mightie people.

11-5:8††††† And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying: I haue considered the thinges which thou sentest to me for, & wyl accomplishe all thy desyre concerning tymber of Cedar trees and firre.

11-5:9††††† My seruauntes shall bring them from Libanon to the sea, and I wyl conuey them by sea in flootes vnto the place that thou shalt shew me, and wil cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receaue them: and thou shalt do me a pleasure againe, if thou minister foode for myne house.

11-5:10†††† Aud so Hiram gaue Solomon Cedar trees and firre trees according to all his desyre.

11-5:11†††† And Solomon gaue Hiram twentie thousand quarters of wheate for foode to his housholde, and twentie buts of pure oyle: Thus much gaue Solomon to Hiram yere by yere.

11-5:12†††† And the Lorde gaue Solomon wisedome as he promysed him: And there was peace betweene Hiram and Solomon, & they two were consedered together.

11-5:13†††† And king Solomon raysed a summe out of Israel, and the summe was thirtie thousand men:

11-5:14†††† Whom he sent to Libanon, ten thousand a moneth by course: so that when they had ben one moneth in Libanon, they abode two monethes at home: And Adoniram was ouer the summe.

11-5:15†††† And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and foure score thousand masons in the mountaines:

11-5:16†††† Besides the lordes whom Solomon appoynted to ouersee the worke, euen three thousand & three hundred, which ruled the people [& them] that wrought in the worke.

11-5:17†††† And the king commaunded them to bring great stones, costly stones, & hewed stones, for the foundatio of the house.

11-5:18†††† And Solomons masons, and the masons of Hiram did hewe them, and the stone squarers: And so they prepared both tymber and stones, for the building of the house.

Back to Top.

1 Kings 6:

Chapter 6:38 Verses

11 1 Kings

(Bishops 1568) .

11-6:1††††† And it came to passe, that in the foure hundred & fourescore yere, after the childre of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and in the fourth yere of the rayne of Solomon vpon Israel, & in the moneth Zif, which is the second moneth, he began to build the house of the Lorde.

11-6:2††††† And the house which king Solomon built for the Lorde, was threescore cubites long, and twentie cubites broade, and thirtie cubites hie.

11-6:3††††† And he made a porche before the temple of the house, which was twentie cubites long, after ye breadth of the house, and ten cubites brode, [euen] in the fore front of the house.

11-6:4††††† And in the house he made windowes, broade without, and narow within.

11-6:5††††† And by the wall of the house he made chambers round about [euen] in the walles of the house round about the temple & the quier: and he made chambers round about.

11-6:6††††† The neathermost chamber was fiue cubites broade, & the middle was sixe cubites broade, & the third was seuen cubites broade: For without in the wall of the house he made restes round about that [the beames of the chambers] shoulde not be fastened in ye walles of the house.

11-6:7††††† And the house was built of stone, made perfect alredye before it was brought thyther: so that there was neither hammer nor axe, either any toole of iron heard in the house while it was in buylding.

11-6:8††††† The doore of the middle chamber was in the ryght syde of the house: and men went vp with wineding stayres into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

11-6:9††††† And so he built the house, and finished it: and he roofed the house vaultly with beames of Cedar tymber.

11-6:10†††† And then he built chambers to all the temple fiue cubites heyght, & they were ioyned to the house with beames of Cedar.

11-6:11†††† And the word of the Lorde came to Solomon, saying:

11-6:12†††† Concerning the house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walke in myne ordinaunces, and execute my lawes, and kepe all my commaundementes to walke in them: then wyll I make good vnto thee my promise which I promysed Dauid thy father:

11-6:13†††† And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

11-6:14†††† Solomon therefore built the house, and finished it.

11-6:15†††† And seeled the walles of the house within with boordes of Cedar tree: euen fro the pauement of the house vnto the roofe did he seele the walles of it within with Cedar tree: and boorded the floore of the house with planckes of firre.

11-6:16†††† And he builded twentie cubites in the sydes of the quier of the temple both floore & walles with boordes of Cedar: and dressed it within the secret place of the temple, euen in the most holy.

11-6:17†††† But the house, that is the temple before it, was fourtie cubites [long.]

11-6:18†††† And the Cedar of the house within, was carued with knoppes, and grauen with flowres: & all was Cedar timber, so that no stone was sene.

11-6:19†††† And the quier that was within the temple he prepared, to set there the arke of the appoyntment of the Lorde.

11-6:20†††† And the quier before was twentie cubites long, & twentie cubites in breadth, and twentie cubites in height: And he couered it with pure golde, and boorded the aulter with Cedar.

11-6:21†††† So Solomon couered the house within with pure golde: And he made golde barres runne along the quier, which he had couered with golde.

11-6:22†††† And the whole house he ouerlayde with golde vntil he had ended it: also al the aulter that was in the quier he ouerlayde with golde.

11-6:23†††† And within the quier he made two Cherubims of Oliue tree ten cubites hie.

11-6:24†††† Fiue cubites long was a wing of the one Cherub, & fiue cubites long was a wing of the other Cherub: so that from the vttermost part of one wing, vnto the vttermost part of the other, were ten cubites.

11-6:25†††† And the other Cherub was ten cubites hie also: so that both the Cherubs were of one measure, and one sise:

11-6:26†††† For the height of the one Cherub was ten cubites, and so was it of the other.

11-6:27†††† And he put the Cherubs within the inner house: And the Cherubs stretched out their winges, so that the one wing of the one touched the one wall, and the one wing of the other touched the other wall: And the other two winges of them touched one another in the middest of the house.

11-6:28†††† And he ouerlayde the Cherubs with golde.

11-6:29†††† And in all the walles of ye house round about, he made figures of carued & seeled worke: [as namely] pictures of Cherubs, & paulme trees, & grauen flowres, [both] within [in the quier] and without [in the temple.]

11-6:30†††† And the floore of the house he couered with golde, [both] within [in the quier] and [also] without [in the temple.]

11-6:31†††† And in the entering of the quier, he made two doores of Oliue tree: And both the vpper & two side postes were fiue square.

11-6:32†††† The two doores also were of oliue tree, & he graued them with grauing of Cherubs and paulme trees and grauen flowres, & couered them with golde, & layde thinne plates of golde vpon the Cherubs and paulme trees.

11-6:33†††† And so made he for the doore of the temple, postes of Oliue tree foure square.

11-6:34†††† The two doores were of firre tree, and either doore with foulding leaues.

11-6:35†††† And he graued thereon Cherubs, paulme trees, & carued flowres: and couered the carued worke with golde finelie wrought.

11-6:36†††† And he built the inner court with three rowes of hewed stone, and one rowe of Cedar wood.

11-6:37†††† In the fourth yere was the foundation of the house of the Lorde layde, euen in the moneth Zif.

11-6:38†††† And in the leuenth yere, in the moneth Bul (which is the eyght moneth) was the house full finished throughout all the partes thereof, according to all the fashion of it: And so was he seuen