Solomon

Solomon

 
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  • But the bronze altar made by Bezalel son of Uri and grandson of Hur was still at Gibeon in front of the Tabernacle of the LORD. So Solomon and the people gathered in front of it to consult the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 1:5


  • There in front of the Tabernacle, Solomon went up to the bronze altar in the LORD's presence and sacrificed a thousand burnt offerings on it. - 2 Chronicles 1:6


  • That night God appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, "What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!" - 2 Chronicles 1:7


  • Solomon replied to God, "You have been so faithful and kind to my father, David, and now you have made me king in his place. - 2 Chronicles 1:8


  • God said to Solomon, "Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for personal wealth and honor or the death of your enemies or even a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people, - 2 Chronicles 1:11


  • Then Solomon returned to Jerusalem from the Tabernacle at the hill of Gibeon, and he reigned over Israel. - 2 Chronicles 1:13


  • Solomon built up a huge military force, which included fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses.* He stationed many of them in the chariot cities, and some near him in Jerusalem.2 - 2 Chronicles 1:14


  • During Solomon's reign, silver and gold were as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones. And valuable cedarwood was as common as the sycamore wood that grows in the foothills of Judah.*3 - 2 Chronicles 1:15


  • Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt* and from Cilicia*; the king's traders acquired them from Cilicia at the standard price.4 - 2 Chronicles 1:16


  • Solomon now decided that the time had come to build a Temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself. - 2 Chronicles 2:1


  • Solomon also sent this message to King Hiram* at Tyre: "Send me cedar logs like the ones that were supplied to my father, David, when he was building his palace.1 - 2 Chronicles 2:3


  • King Hiram sent this letter of reply to Solomon: "It is because the LORD loves his people that he has made you their king! - 2 Chronicles 2:11


  • Solomon took a census of all foreigners in the land of Israel, like the census his father had taken, and he counted 153,600. - 2 Chronicles 2:17


  • So Solomon began to build the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to Solomon's father, King David. The Temple was built on the threshing floor of Araunah* the Jebusite, the site that David had selected.1 - 2 Chronicles 3:1


  • The construction began in midspring,* during the fourth year of Solomon's reign.2 - 2 Chronicles 3:2


  • Solomon made two figures shaped like cherubim and overlaid them with gold. These were placed in the Most Holy Place. - 2 Chronicles 3:10


  • Across the entrance of the Most Holy Place, Solomon hung a curtain made of fine linen and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with figures of cherubim embroidered on it. - 2 Chronicles 3:14
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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