Thematic Bible: Temple


Thematic Bible



The seventeenth to Hezir. The eighteenth to Happizzez.


And Obededom's lot fell to the South. And to his sons fell the counsel houses.

In the East kept six Levites: in the North four a day, and in the South four a day, and in every counsel house, two,


And Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obededom, Jeiel, and Azaziah sang with harps an eight above to courage with all.


and bowls, Psalteries, basins, spoons and fire pans of pure gold; and hinges of gold both for the doors of the quyre, the place most holy, and for the doors of the temple also.

And for flesh hooks, basins and drinking pots of pure gold. And for cups of gold by weight, cup by cup. And for cups of silver by weight, cup by cup.

And he made also ten tables and put them in the temple: five on the right side and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.


And they gave the money by sums into the hands of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they brought it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

even unto carpenters and masons, and for to buy timber and free stone to repair the house.


The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes; in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.


And before the lamp of God went out Samuel laid him down to sleep, in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.

"Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.


Woe be unto you, blind guides, for ye which say, 'Whosoever swear by the temple, it is nothing: but whosoever swear by the gold of the temple, he offendeth.'

Behold, I send my messenger which shall prepare the way before me. And suddenly shall the Lord whom ye seek, come unto his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye desire. Behold, he cometh saith the LORD Sabaoth.

Then Hannah rose up after that they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh. And Eli the priest sat upon a stool by one of the side posts of the temple of the LORD.

And the priest gave to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were king David's and had remained in the temple.

And when Athaliah heard the noise of the running of the people, she came to the people into the house of the LORD.

But when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,

But as for me, I will come into thy house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's seat is in heaven. His eyes consider the poor, and his eyelids try the children of men.

We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

for thy temple's sake at Jerusalem; so shall kings bring presents unto thee.


And were continually in the temple, praising, and lauding God. Amen.


And Hiram sent again to Solomon, saying, "I have accepted the request which thou sentest to me for, and will satisfy all thy lust, concerning timber of Cedar trees and fir.


So the LORD waked up the spirit of Zerubbabel the prince of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jozadak the high priest, and the spirit of the remnant of all the people: that they came and laboured, in the house of the LORD of Hosts their God. Upon the twenty fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of king Darius,




and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, and Jezrahiah was the overseer.


Then the Levites arose: Mahath the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah being of the children of the Kohathites; and the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah;


and held the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them glad, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, so that their hands were strengthened in the work of the house of God, which is the God of Israel.

And the children of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the other children of the captivity held the dedication of the house of God with joy,


And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah kept the door of the tabernacle of witness.

The division of the porters among the Korahites: Meshelemiah the son of Kore of the children of Asaph. And the sons of Meshelemiah were these: Zachariah the eldest, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, active men, eighteen.


And Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obededom, Jeiel, and Azaziah sang with harps an eight above to courage with all.

And with them their brethren of the second degree: Zachariah, Ben, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Uri, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah; Obededom and Jeiel, porters.


In the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem: and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and above, to see that the work of the house of the LORD went forward.


And Obededom with his brethren three score and eight, and Obededom the son of Jeduthun and Uzzah to be porters.



Then commanded king Darius, that search should be made in the library of the king's treasure house which lay at Babylon. So at Ecbatana, in a castle that lieth in the land of the Medes, there was found a book, and in it was there an act written after this manner: "In the first year of king Cyrus, commanded the same king Cyrus to build the house of God at Jerusalem, in the place where the sacrifice is made, and to lay the foundation to bear threescore cubits height, threescore cubits breadth, read more.
and three walls of all maner of stones, and one wall of timber, and the expenses shall be given of the king's house. And the gold and silver vessels of the house of God - which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon - shall be restored again, that they may be brought unto the temple at Jerusalem to their place into the house of God." "Get you far from them therefore, thou Tattenai, captain beyond the water, and Shetharbozenai, and your counselors, which are beyond the water, get ye away from them. Let them work in the house of God, that the captain of the Jews and their Elders may build the house of God in his place. I have commanded also, what shall be done to the Elders of Judah for the building of the house of God, that there shall diligently be taken of the king's goods, even of the rents beyond the water, and given unto the men, and that they be not hindered. And if they have need of calves, lambs, or goats, for the burnt offering unto the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine and oil, after the custom of the priests at Jerusalem, there shall be given them daily as is according: and see that this be done without fault, that they may offer sweet savours unto the God of heaven; and pray for the king's life, and for his children. This commandment have I given. And what man soever he be that altereth these words, there shall a beam be taken from his house, and set up, and he shall be hanged thereon, and his house shall be made a dunghill for the deed. But the God that dwelleth in heaven, destroy all kings and people that put to their hand to alter and to break down the house of God at Jerusalem. I, Darius, have commanded, that this be diligently done."


The third to Harim. The fourth to Seorim.


The porters were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon and Ahiman with their brethren - Shallum being the chief.

And Shallum the son of Kore the son of Ebiasaph the son of Korah with his brethren the Korahites in the house of their fathers had their business and office to keep the door of the tabernacle: for their fathers in the Host of the LORD kept the entering.

And Matiithiah, one of the Levites, the eldest son of Shallum the Korahite, had the oversight of the things that were baken in the frying pan.


And Hiram made pots, shovels and basins, and so furnished all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:

They took away also the Caldrons, shovels, flesh hooks, sprinklers, spoons, and all the brazen vessel that was occupied in the service;


How agreeth the temple of God with images? And ye are the temple of the living God, as said God, "I will dwell among them, and walk among them, and will be their God: and they shall be my people."




and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets - Jesus Christ being the head cornerstone - in whom every building coupled together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord, in whom ye also are built together, and made a habitation for God in the spirit.



{Aleph} Alas, how hath the LORD darkened the daughter of Zion so sore in his wrath? As for the honour of Israel, he hath casten it down from heaven: How happeneth it, that he remembered not his own foot stool when he was angry?

And king David stood upon his feet and said, "Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had in mine heart to build a house of rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, and a footstool for our God, and had made ready to build.


For Ahaz took away out of the house of the LORD and out of the king's house and out of the Lord's houses, and gave unto the king of Assyria, though it helped him not.

But Jehoash king of Judah took all the dedicated things that Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, and all the gold that could be found in the treasure of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and so he departed from Jerusalem.

And when the year was out, king Nebuchadnezzar sent and fetched him to Babylon with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Whereupon Asa fetched out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent it to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, and said,

And the said season Hezekiah rent off the doors of the temple of the LORD and the pillars, which the said Hezekiah king of Judah covered over, and gave them to the king of Assyria.

And Shishak king of Egypt came to Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and shortly he took all. And he took also the shields of gold which Solomon made.

And he took all the gold and silver and all the Jewels that were found in the house of God, with Obededom and the treasure of the king's house and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and brake them, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and made him altars in all corners of Jerusalem.


Them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar. For my house shall be a house of prayer for all people.


"Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.


and the whole multitude of the people were without, in their prayers, while the incense was a burning.

But when the people of the land come before the LORD in the high solemn feast, as many as come in by the North door to do worship, shall go out again at the South door. And they that come in at the South door shall go forth again at the North door. There shall none go out at the door where he came in, but shall go forth right over on the other side,

And the priests and the Levites arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer went up unto his holy dwelling place heaven.

"Thus sayeth the LORD: Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all them which, out of the cities of Judah, come to do worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command thee to say. Look that thou keep not one word back,

"Stand under the gates of the LORD's house, and cry out these words there, with a loud voice, and say, Hear the word of the LORD all ye of Judah, that go in at this door, to honour the LORD.

When Hezekiah had received the letter of the hand of the messenger and had read it, he went into the house of the LORD and laid it abroad before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, "LORD God of Israel which dwellest between the Cherubs, thou art God alone over all the kingdoms of the earth, and thou hast made both heaven and earth.

Then shall the great trumpet be blown, so that those which have been destroyed in the Assyrian's land, and those that be scattered abroad in Egypt, shall come and worship the LORD at Jerusalem, upon the holy mount.

Then shall the prince come under the door porch, and stand still without by the door check. So the priests shall offer up his burnt and health offerings. And he shall worship at the door post, and go his way forth again: but the door shall no more be shut till the evening. On the same manner shall the people of the land also do their worship before the LORD, without this door upon the Sabbaths and new Moons.

What time as Sharezer and Regemmelech and the men that were with them, sent unto Bethel for to pray before the LORD: and that they should say unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of Hosts, and to the prophets, "Should I weep in the fifth month, and abstain, as I have done now certain years?"

And they that dwell in one city, shall go to another, saying, 'Up, let us go, and pray before the LORD; let us seek the LORD of Hosts, I will go with you.' Yea, much people and mighty Heathen shall come and seek the LORD of Hosts at Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

And he taught, saying unto them, "Is it not written, how that my house shall be called 'The house of prayer unto all nations?' But ye have made it a den of thieves."

And it fortuned, when I was come again to Jerusalem and prayed in the temple, that I was in a trance;


and burnt the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the great houses burnt he with fire.

And he carried out thence all the treasure of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the king's house, and brake all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made, in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

And therefore I am disposed to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God, as he promised David my father, saying, 'Thy son which I will put upon thy seat for thee, he shall build a house unto my name.'

I have built thee a house to dwell in, and a habitation for thee to abide in forever."

And it came to pass, the four hundred and fourscore year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and the fourth year of the reign of Solomon upon Israel, and the second month called Ziv, that he began to build the temple unto the LORD.

And they burnt the house of God and brake down the walls of Jerusalem and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire with all the goodly stuff thereof, and marred it.

And he shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the seat of his kingdom forever:

let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance, and let them repair the broken places of the temple in all the places where ought is found decayed."

and let them deliver it into the hands of the workmen that have the oversight of the house of the LORD, which shall give it to them that work upon the house of the LORD, to repair the decayed places thereof -


And he carried out thence all the treasure of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the king's house, and brake all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made, in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

Our holy house which is our beauty, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt up: yea, all our commodities and pleasures are wasted away.

{A Psalm of Asaph} O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.

{Aleph} O how is the gold become so dim? How is the goodly colour of it so sore changed? And the stones of the sanctuary thus scattered in the corner of every street?

Thereto the king Nebuchadnezzar carried off the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon.

And king Cyrus brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of Jerusalem and put in his god's house.

And they burnt the house of God and brake down the walls of Jerusalem and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire with all the goodly stuff thereof, and marred it.

{Zayin} The LORD hath forsaken his own altar, and is wroth with his own sanctuary, and hath given the walls of their towers into the hands of the enemy. Their enemies made a noise in the house of the LORD, as it had been in a solemn feast day.

and burnt the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the great houses burnt he with fire. And all the host of the Chaldeans that were with the chief Marshal brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about. And the rest of the people that were left in the city, and them that were fled to the king of Babylon, and the remnant of the common people, read more.
Nebuzaradan the chief Marshal carried away, and left of the poor of the land to dress the vines and to till the ground. And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD and the bottoms, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD the Chaldeans brake, and carried the brass of them to Babylon. And the lavers, shovels, dressing knives, ladles, and the ministering vessels of brass, they carried away. And the firepans, and basins that were either of gold or silver, them took the chief Marshal away with the two pillars and the sea of brass and the bottoms, which Solomon had made in the house of the LORD. The brass of all these vessels was without weight. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the head thereon was brass and three cubits long with a wreath and pomegranates round about upon the head, all of brass. And of the same fashion was the second pillar with a wreath.

I spake to the Priests also, and to all the people, "Thus sayeth the LORD: Hear not the words of those Prophets, that preach unto you, and say, 'Behold, the vessels of the LORD's house shall shortly be brought hither again from Babylon.' For they prophesy lies unto you.

For thus hath the LORD of Hosts spoken concerning the pillars, the laver, the seat and the residue of the ornaments that yet remain in this city, which Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon took not, when he carried away Jechoniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the power of Judah and Jerusalem, from Jerusalem unto Babylon, captive. Yea thus hath the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel spoken, as touching the residue of the ornaments of the LORD's house of the king of Judah's house, and of Jerusalem: read more.
They shall be carried unto Babylon, and there they shall remain until I visit them, sayeth the LORD. Then will I bring them hither again."

and after two years will I bring again into this place all the ornaments of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon carried away from this place unto Babylon.

and burnt up the house of the LORD. He burnt up also the king's palace, all the houses, and all the gorgeous buildings in Jerusalem.

The Chaldeans also brake the brazen pillars that were in the house of the LORD; yea, the seat and the brazen laver that was in the house of the LORD; and carried all the metal of them unto Babylon. They took away also the Caldrons, shovels, flesh hooks, sprinklers, spoons, and all the brazen vessel that was occupied in the service; with the basins, coal pans, sprinklers, pots, candlesticks, spoons and cups; whereof some were of gold, and some of silver. read more.
The chief Captain took also the two pillars, the laver, and the twelve brazen bullocks that stood under the seat, which king Solomon made in the house of the LORD: and all the vessel contained so much metal, that it might not be weighed. For every pillar was eighteen cubits high, and the rope that went about it, was twelve cubits, and four fingers thick and round. Now upon the rope were brazen knops, and every knop was five cubits high: and upon the knops were hoops, and pomegranates round about of clean brass. After this manner were both the pillars fashioned with the pomegranates, whereof there were a hundredth and ninety six, which hanged upon the hoops round about.


seeing that ye have brought into my Sanctuary strangers having uncircumcised hearts, and flesh, wherethrough my Sanctuary is defiled, when ye offer me bread, fat, and blood. Thus with all your abominations ye have broken my covenant,

And so he brought me into the inward court of the LORD's house. And behold, at the port of the LORD's house, betwixt the fore entry and the altar, there were five and twenty men that turned their backs on the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, and these worshiped the sun.

Her prophets are light persons and unfaithful men: her priests unhallow the Sanctuary, and do wrong under the pretence of the law.

and found sitting in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep, and doves, and changers of money sitting.

And he put the carved Image of an Idol which he had made, in the house of God - Of which house, God said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house here in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes, I will put my name forever,

Thereto, all the rulers of the priests with the people trespassed apace after all manner of abominations of the heathen, and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, sayeth the LORD. They have set up their abominations, in the house that hath my name, and have defiled it.


And the LORD said unto him, "I have heard thy prayer and intercession that thou madest before me, and have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put my name there forever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Hear all ye people, mark this well, O earth, and all that therein is: Yea, the LORD God himself be witness among you, even the Lord from his holy temple.

Now the Cherubims stood upon the rightside of the house, when the man went in, and the cloud filled the innermore court. But the glory of the LORD removed from the Cherubims, and came upon the threshold of the house: so that the temple was full of clouds, and the court was full of the shine of the LORD's glory.

And when the priests were come out of the Holy place, then a cloud filled the house of the LORD, that the priests could not endure to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

And when Solomon had made an end of praying, there came down fire from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices. And the glory of the LORD filled the house: that the priests could not go into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had fulfilled the house of the LORD. And all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, and stooped with their faces to the earth upon the pavement and bowed themselves and confessed unto the LORD, that he was good and that his mercy lasted ever.

And he put an image of a grove that he had made, even in the very temple of which the LORD had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever.

I have built thee a house to dwell in, and a habitation for thee to abide in forever."

And the trumpet blowers and the singers so agreed, that it seemed but one voice in praising and thanking the LORD. And as the voice of the trumpets, cymbals and instruments of melody arose, and as they praised the LORD, how that he was good and that his mercy lasteth ever, the house of the LORD was filled with a cloud: so that the priests could not endure to minister by the reason of the cloud. For the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

And David the king said unto all the congregation, "God hath specially chosen Solomon my son which is yet young and tender, and the work is great, for the house is not for man, but for the LORD God.

And finally I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name be there forever, and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.


I say to Cyrus, "Thou art mine herdsman," so that he shall fulfill all things after my will. I say unto Jerusalem, "Be thou builded," and to the temple, "Be thou fast grounded."

Behold, I send my messenger which shall prepare the way before me. And suddenly shall the Lord whom ye seek, come unto his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye desire. Behold, he cometh saith the LORD Sabaoth.

Upon this I heard one of the saints speaking, which saint said unto one that asked this question, "How long shall this vision of the daily sacrifice and of the wasting abomination endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be trodden under foot?" And he answered him, "Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundred days. Then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again."

Therefore thus sayeth the LORD: I will turn me again in mercy toward Jerusalem, so that my house shall be builded in it, sayeth the LORD of Hosts: yea and the plummet shall be laid abroad in Jerusalem, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.'

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 'The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house. His hands also shall finish it: that ye may know, how that the LORD of Hosts hath sent me unto you. For he that hath been despised a little season, shall rejoice, when he seeth the tin weight in Zerubbabel's hand. The seven eyes are the LORD's, which go through the whole world.'

And speak unto him, 'Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Behold the man whose name is the branch: and he that shall spring up after him, shall build up the temple of the LORD. Yea, even he shall build up the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the praise, he shall sit upon the LORD's throne, and have the domination. A priest shall he be also upon his throne, and a peaceable counsel shall be betwixt them both. And the crowns shall be in the temple of the LORD, for a remembrance unto Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah and Hen the son of Zephaniah. And such as be far off, shall come and build the temple of the LORD, read more.
that ye may know, how that the LORD of Hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD your God.''

"Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: let your hands be strong, ye that now hear these words by the mouth of the prophets which be in these days that the foundation is laid upon the LORD of Hosts' house, that the temple may be builded. For why? Before these days, neither men nor cattle could win anything, neither might any man come in and out in rest, for trouble: but I let every man go against his neighbour. Nevertheless I will now entreat the residue of this people no more as afore time, sayeth the LORD of Hosts, read more.
but they shall be a seed of peace. The vineyard shall give her fruit, the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew: and I shall cause the remnant of this people, to have all these in possession. And it shall come to pass, that like as ye were a curse among the Heathen, O ye house of Judah and ye house of Israel: Even so will I deliver you, that ye shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong. For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Like as I devised to punish you, what time as your fathers provoked me unto wrath, sayeth the LORD of Hosts, and spared not. Even so am I determined now in these days, for to do well unto the house of Judah and Jerusalem, therefore fear ye not.


But when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,

And the Elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo: and they builded, and laid up the foundation, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and after the commandment of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Praised be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath so inspired the king's heart, to garnish the house of God at Jerusalem:

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'"

And certain of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, they offered willingly unto the house of God, that it should be set in his place;

I have commanded also, what shall be done to the Elders of Judah for the building of the house of God, that there shall diligently be taken of the king's goods, even of the rents beyond the water, and given unto the men, and that they be not hindered.

and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the country of Babylon; with it that the people and priests give of their own good will unto the house of God at Jerusalem.


I say to Cyrus, "Thou art mine herdsman," so that he shall fulfill all things after my will. I say unto Jerusalem, "Be thou builded," and to the temple, "Be thou fast grounded."

And certain of the ancient fathers gave unto the work. Hathirsatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams, fifty basens, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. And some of the chief fathers gave unto the treasure of the work, twenty thousand and two hundred pound of silver. And the other people gave twenty thousand drams, and two thousand pound of silver, and seven and three score priests' garments.

And certain of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, they offered willingly unto the house of God, that it should be set in his place; and gave after their ability, unto the treasure of the work, one and three score thousand drams, and five thousand pounds of silver, and a hundred priests' garments.

And there stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God. And the altar set they upon his sockets - for there was a fearfulness among them because of the nations and the lands - and offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, in the morning and at evening. And held the feast of tabernacles as it is written, and offered burnt sacrifices daily, in order: according to the custom, day by day. read more.
Afterward, the daily burnt offering also, and of the new moons and of all the feast days of the LORD that were hallowed, and all manner of freewill offerings, which they did of their own freewill unto the LORD. Upon the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt sacrifices unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid. Nevertheless, they gave money unto the masons and the carpenters, and meat and drink and oil unto them of Sidon and of Tyre, to bring Cedar timber from Lebanon by sea unto Joppa, according to the commandment of Cyrus the king of Persia. In the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem: and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and above, to see that the work of the house of the LORD went forward. And Jeshua stood with his sons and his brethren, and Kadmiel with his sons and the children of Judah, to further the workmen of the house of God; namely, the children of Henadad with their children and their brethren the Levites. And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their array, with trumpets, and the Levites, the children of Asaph, with cymbals; to praise the LORD, after the manner of David, king of Israel. And they sang together, giving praise and thanks unto the LORD; because he is gracious, and because his mercy endureth forever upon Israel. And all the people shouted loud in praising the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. Many also of the old priests and Levites and ancient fathers which had seen the first house - when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes - wept with a loud voice. And many shouted with joy, so that the noise gave a great sound, insomuch that the people could not know the joyful sound for the noise of the weeping among the people: for the people shouted with a loud cry, so that the noise was heard afar off.

Then gat up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God at Jerusalem, and with them the Prophets of God which strengthened them. At the same time came to them Tattenai, which was the captain on this side the water, and Shetharbozenai, and their counselors, and said thus unto them, "Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up the walls thereof?" Then told we them the names of the men, that made this building. read more.
But the eye of their God came upon the Elders of the Jews, that they were not inhibited, till the matter was brought before Darius, and till there came a writing thereof again. This is the copy of the letter that Tattenai the captain on this side the water, and Shetharbozenai, and their counselors of Arphaxad, which were on this side the water, sent unto king Darius; And this is the intent of the words that they sent unto him: "Unto Darius the king, all peace. Be it known unto the king, that we came into Jewry to the house of the great God, which is builded with all manner of stone, and beams are laid in the walls, and the work goeth fast forth, and prospereth in their hands? Nevertheless, we asked the Elders and said unto them, 'Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up the walls thereof?' We asked their names also, that we might certify thee, and have written the names of the men that were their rulers. But they answered us with these words, and said, 'We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up. But after our forefathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them over into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, which brake down this house, and carried the people away unto Babylon. But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon, the same king Cyrus commanded to build this house of God - for the vessels of gold and silver in the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple at Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple at Babylon: those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and delivered them unto Sheshbazzar by name, whom he made captain, and said unto him, 'Take these vessels, go thy way, and bring them unto the temple at Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place.' Then came the same Sheshbazzar and laid the foundation of the house of God at Jerusalem. Since that time hath it been in building, and yet is it not finished. If it please the king now, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is at Babylon, whether it have been king Cyrus' commandment, that the house of God at Jerusalem should be builded: and send us the king's mind concerning the same."

"In the first year of king Cyrus, commanded the same king Cyrus to build the house of God at Jerusalem, in the place where the sacrifice is made, and to lay the foundation to bear threescore cubits height, threescore cubits breadth, and three walls of all maner of stones, and one wall of timber, and the expenses shall be given of the king's house. And the gold and silver vessels of the house of God - which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon - shall be restored again, that they may be brought unto the temple at Jerusalem to their place into the house of God."

'Who is left among you, that saw this house in her first beauty? But what think ye now by it? Is it not in your eyes, even as though it were nothing?


And they gathered their brethren and purified themselves, and then went at the commandment of the king by the word of the LORD, for to cleanse the house of the LORD.

and commanded them to cleanse the chest. And thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, the meat offering and the incense.

And he answered him, "Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundred days. Then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again."

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

And he made a scourge of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables.


Jesus answered him, "I spake openly in the world. I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple whither all the Jews resorted: and in secret have I said nothing:

And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he walked in the temple, there came to him the high priests, and the scribes, and the elders, and said unto him, "By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority, to do these things?" Jesus answered, and said unto them, "I will also ask of you a certain thing, and answer ye me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. read more.
The baptism of John: was it from heaven, or of men? Answer me." And they thought in themselves, saying, "If we shall say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why then did ye not believe him?' But if we shall say, 'Of men,' then fear we the people. For all men counted John, that he was a very prophet." And they answered, and said unto Jesus, "We cannot tell." And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Neither will I tell you, by what authority I do these things."

And Jesus answered, and said, teaching in the temple, "How say the scribes, that Christ is the son of David? For David himself, inspired with the holy ghost, said, 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy foot stool.' Then David himself calleth him Lord, and by what means is he then his son?" And much people heard him gladly. read more.
And he said unto them in his doctrine, "Beware of the scribes which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the market places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and to sit in the uppermost rooms at feasts, and devour widows' houses: and that, under a colour of long praying. These shall receive greater damnation." And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people put money into the treasury. And many that were rich, cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. For they all did cast in of their superfluity: But she of her poverty, did cast in all that she had, even all her living."

I was daily with you in the temple, teaching, and ye took me not: but that the scriptures should be fulfilled."

And after that, Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him, "Behold, thou art made whole: see thou sin no more, lest a worse thing happen unto thee." The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus which had made him whole. And therefore the Jews did persecute Jesus, and sought the means to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day. read more.
And Jesus answered them, "My father worketh hitherto, and I work."

In the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, "How knoweth he the scriptures, seeing that he never learned?" Jesus answered them, and said, "My doctrine is not mine: but his that sent me. read more.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God: or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own praise. But he that seeketh his praise that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you a law? And yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?" The people answered and said, "Thou hast the devil. Who goeth about to kill thee?" Jesus answered, and said unto them, "I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision: not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers. And yet ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision without breaking of the law of Moses: Disdain ye at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? Judge not after the outer appearance: but judge righteous judgment." Then said some of them of Jerusalem, "Is not this he whom they go about to kill? Behold, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers know, indeed, that this is very Christ? Howbeit, we know this man whence he is, but when Christ cometh, no man shall know whence he is." Then cried Jesus in the temple, as he taught, saying, "And me ye know, and whence I am ye know: and yet I am not come of myself. But he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.

And Jesus walked in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, "How long dost thou make us doubt? If thou be Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you and ye believe not: The works that I do in my father's name, they bear witness of me: read more.
but ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. As I said unto you, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father which gave them me, is greater than all men; and no man is able to take them out of my father's hand. And I and my father are one." Then the Jews again took up stones, to stone him withal. Jesus answered them, "Many good works have I showed you from my father: for which of them will ye stone me?" The Jews answered him saying, "For thy good works' sake we stone thee not: but for thy blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I have say ye are gods?' If he called them gods unto whom the word of God was spoken - and the scripture cannot be broken - say ye then to him, whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, 'Thou blasphemest, because I said I am the son of God?' If I do not the works of my father, believe me not. But if I do: though ye believe not me, yet believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the father is in me, and I in him."


And he came by inspiration into the temple. And when the father and mother brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

Then said the Jews, "Forty six years was this temple a building: and wilt thou raise it up in three days?"

And they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the temple: and began to cast out the sellers and buyers in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the stools of them that sold doves:

And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him, for to show him the building of the temple.

And some spake of the temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, and jewels. He said,

And they knew him, that it was he which sat and begged at the Beautiful gate of the temple. And they wondered, and were sore astonished at that which had happened unto him.


and burnt the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the great houses burnt he with fire.

Our holy house which is our beauty, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt up: yea, all our commodities and pleasures are wasted away.

Therefore shall Zion, for your sakes, be plowed like a field: Jerusalem shall become a heap of stones, and the hill of the temple shall be turned to a high wood.

Jesus said unto them, "See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be here left one stone upon another, that shall not be cast down."

They have set fire upon thy holy places, and have defiled the dwelling place of thy name, even to the ground.


The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the head thereon was brass and three cubits long with a wreath and pomegranates round about upon the head, all of brass. And of the same fashion was the second pillar with a wreath.

The two pillars with their scalps of the two heads that were on the tops of the pillars: and the two wreaths to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the pillars: and four hundred pomegranates for the two wreaths, two rows of pomegranates for every wreath, to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the pillars.

And the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the LORD that they should walk after the LORD, and keep his commandments and his witnesses and his ordinances with all their hearts and all their souls, and make good the words of the said covenant that were written in the foresaid book. And all the people consented to the covenant.

And when she saw the king stand by a pillar - as the manner was - and the singers and the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing, and the blowing of the trumpets, she rent her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!"

He cast two pillars of brass of eighteen cubits apiece high, and a string of twelve cubits might compass either of them about. And he made two head pieces of molten brass to set on the tops of the pillars, of five cubits long apiece, with garlands of braided work and hoops of chain work for the head pieces that were on the pillars, seven for the one and seven for the other. read more.
And he made the pillars, and for either of the head pieces a garland with two rows of pomegranates to cover them withal. And the head pieces that were on the tops of the pillars were wrought with lilies in the porch the space of four cubits of them. And the pomegranates above and beneath on the wreathen chains that compassed the middle of the head pieces were in number two hundred on either head piece. And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple, and when he had set up the right pillar, he called the name thereon Jachin, and when he had set up the left pillar, he called the name thereof Boaz. And the tops of the pillars were thus wrought with lilies, and so was their workmanship finished.

And he made before the house two pillars of thirty five cubits long. And the head that was above on the top of one of them was five cubits. And he made such chains as was in the quyre, and put them on the heads of the pillars, and made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. And he reared up the pillars before the temple: one on the righthand and another on the left, and called the right Jachin and the left Boaz.



But as for me, I will come into thy house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.


{A Psalm of Asaph} O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; for thou hast magnified thy word, according unto thy great name.


When this trouble cometh, they shall seek peace, but they shall have none.

Jesus said unto them, "See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be here left one stone upon another, that shall not be cast down."

For as touching the city and the temple, I hear the voice of the LORD, that will reward, and recompense his enemies:

But if they be true Prophets in very deed, and if the word of the LORD be committed unto them, then let them pray the LORD of Hosts that the remnant of the ornaments, which are in the house of the LORD, and remain yet in the house of the king of Judah and at Jerusalem, be not carried to Babylon also. For thus hath the LORD of Hosts spoken concerning the pillars, the laver, the seat and the residue of the ornaments that yet remain in this city, which Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon took not, when he carried away Jechoniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the power of Judah and Jerusalem, from Jerusalem unto Babylon, captive. read more.
Yea thus hath the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel spoken, as touching the residue of the ornaments of the LORD's house of the king of Judah's house, and of Jerusalem: They shall be carried unto Babylon, and there they shall remain until I visit them, sayeth the LORD. Then will I bring them hither again."

My face will I turn from them, my treasury shall be defiled: for the thieves shall go into it, and suspend it.

And Jesus answered, and said unto him, "Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves. And said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.'"

And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, "It is written, 'My house is the house of prayer.' But ye have made it a den of thieves."

And they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the temple: and began to cast out the sellers and buyers in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the stools of them that sold doves: and would not suffer that any man carried a vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, "Is it not written, how that my house shall be called 'The house of prayer unto all nations?' But ye have made it a den of thieves."

And he made a scourge of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables. And said unto them that sold doves, "Have these things hence, and make not my father's house a house of merchandise."


And king Solomon sent and fetched one Hiram out of Tyre, a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, his father being of Tyre. Which Hiram was a craftsman in brass, and full of wisdom, understanding and cunning to work all manner of work in brass. And he came to king Solomon and wrought all his work. He cast two pillars of brass of eighteen cubits apiece high, and a string of twelve cubits might compass either of them about. read more.
And he made two head pieces of molten brass to set on the tops of the pillars, of five cubits long apiece, with garlands of braided work and hoops of chain work for the head pieces that were on the pillars, seven for the one and seven for the other. And he made the pillars, and for either of the head pieces a garland with two rows of pomegranates to cover them withal. And the head pieces that were on the tops of the pillars were wrought with lilies in the porch the space of four cubits of them. And the pomegranates above and beneath on the wreathen chains that compassed the middle of the head pieces were in number two hundred on either head piece. And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple, and when he had set up the right pillar, he called the name thereon Jachin, and when he had set up the left pillar, he called the name thereof Boaz. And the tops of the pillars were thus wrought with lilies, and so was their workmanship finished. Then he cast a sea of brass, ten cubits wide from brim to brim and round in compass, and five cubits high. And a string of thirty cubits might compass it about, and under the brim of it as it were apples compassed and embraced the sea of ten cubits wide in two rows cast with it when it was cast. And it stood on twelve oxen: of which three looked North, three West, three South, and three East, and the sea on high upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. And it was a hand breadth thick, and the brim wrought like the brim of a cup with flowers of lilies. And it contained two thousand baths. And he made ten bottoms of brass, four cubits long and four cubits broad apiece, and three high. And the works of the bottoms was on this manner that the sides were as it were flat boards between the ledges. And on the flat boards between the ledges were lions, oxen and Cherubs. And upon the ledges that were above and beneath the lions and oxen, was joined pendant work. And every bottom had four brazen wheels, whose axletrees were also of brass. And in the four corners were undersetters under the laver cast, each over against his fellow. And the stalk of the laver was in the middle of the bottom one cubit high, and a cubit and a half round, and it had knops thereon in the bare places which were foursquare not round. And under the sides were four wheels and their axletrees joined fast to the bottom. And the height of every wheel was a cubit and a half. And the workmanship of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel. And the axletrees, the navels, spokes and shafts were all molten. And the four undersetters in the four corners were of the very bottoms. And under the stalk of the laver in the midst of the bottom was there a round foot of half a cubit high. And thereon, plain places and ledges of the self. And he graved in the plain and also on the ledges, Cherubs, lions and palm trees, everywhere round about. And on this manner he made the ten bottoms cast work: all of one measure and one size. Then he made ten lavers of brass containing forty baths apiece, and they were of four cubits apiece, for every one of the bottoms a laver. And he put five of those bottoms on the right corner of the temple, and other five on the left: And put the sea on the right corner of the temple Eastward and toward the South. And Hiram made pots, shovels and basins, and so furnished all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD: that is to say, two pillars and two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the two pillars, and four hundred pomegranates upon two wreaths, two rows on either wreath, to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the two pillars. And the ten bottoms of brass with ten lavers upon them; and a sea with twelve oxen under it; and pots, shovels and basins. And all these vessels which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD were of bright brass. And in the plain of Jordan did the king cast them: even in the clay of the earth between Succoth and Zarethan. And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, for the exceeding abundance of brass that was in them. And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the Altar of gold, and the table of gold whereon the shewbread was put. And five candlesticks, for the right side, and as many for the left, before the quyre, of pure gold: with flowers, lamps, and snuffers of gold; and bowls, Psalteries, basins, spoons and fire pans of pure gold; and hinges of gold both for the doors of the quyre, the place most holy, and for the doors of the temple also. And so was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And then Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated in silver, gold and other vessels, and put them to the treasure of the house of the LORD.

And David gave Solomon his son the pattern of the porch and of the houses that belonged thereto, and of the storehouses, upper chambers, innermore parlors and of the house of the mercy seat: and the example of all that was in his mind, both of the courts of the house of the LORD and of the treasure houses round about, for the treasures of the house of God and for the treasure of the dedicated gifts, and of the companies of the priests and Levites that waited by course, and of all workmanship, that should serve for the house of the LORD, and for all vessels that should serve in the house of the LORD. read more.
And appointed him what weight of gold should serve for things of gold throughout all vessels for whatsoever use it served: and what weight of silver should suffice for all manner of vessels of silver, for whatsoever purpose they served. And the weight of the golden candlesticks and of their lamps of gold, the weight for every candlestick and for their lamps. And for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick and also for her lamps according to the office of every candlestick. And the weight of gold for the tables of shewbread, table by table: and likewise silver for the tables of silver. And for flesh hooks, basins and drinking pots of pure gold. And for cups of gold by weight, cup by cup. And for cups of silver by weight, cup by cup. And for the altar of cense of tried gold by weight. And the similitude of the seat of the Cherubs that stretched out their wings and covered the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD. "All was given me by writing of the hand of the LORD, which made me understand all the workmanship of the pattern."

But Solomon built him a house.


And king David stood upon his feet and said, "Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had in mine heart to build a house of rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, and a footstool for our God, and had made ready to build.

he said unto Nathan the prophet, "Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar trees, but the Ark of God dwelleth in the midst of curtains." Then said Nathan unto the king, "Go, and do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee."

And David said to Salomon, "My son, I had in mine heart to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God.

how he swore unto the LORD, and vowed a vow unto the almighty one of Jacob, "I will not come within the tabernacle of my house, nor climb up into my bed; I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber, read more.
until I find out a place for the temple of the LORD, a habitation for the mighty one of Jacob."

which found favour before God, and desired that he would faine have made a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.


And the LORD said unto him, "I have heard thy prayer and intercession that thou madest before me, and have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put my name there forever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

and found sitting in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep, and doves, and changers of money sitting. And he made a scourge of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables. And said unto them that sold doves, "Have these things hence, and make not my father's house a house of merchandise."

{Yod} The enemy hath put his hand to all the precious things that she had, yea even before her eyes came the Heathen in and out of the Sanctuary: whom thou, nevertheless, hast forbidden to come within thy congregation.

Ye fools and blind: whether is greater; the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

And when the priests were come out of the Holy place, then a cloud filled the house of the LORD,


And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the Altar of gold, and the table of gold whereon the shewbread was put.

And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained to the house of God: the golden altar and the tables with the shewbread upon them,

and bowls, Psalteries, basins, spoons and fire pans of pure gold; and hinges of gold both for the doors of the quyre, the place most holy, and for the doors of the temple also.

and the dressing knives, basins, spoons and censers of pure gold. And the inner doors of the place most holy, and the doors of the temple too, were gold.

And the quyre was twenty cubits long, and twenty in breadth and twenty in height. And he sealed it with pure gold, and boarded the altar with Cedar.

And for flesh hooks, basins and drinking pots of pure gold. And for cups of gold by weight, cup by cup. And for cups of silver by weight, cup by cup. And for the altar of cense of tried gold by weight. And the similitude of the seat of the Cherubs that stretched out their wings and covered the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD.


"Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: let your hands be strong, ye that now hear these words by the mouth of the prophets which be in these days that the foundation is laid upon the LORD of Hosts' house, that the temple may be builded.

Then ceased the work of the house of God at Jerusalem, and continued so unto the second year of Darius king of Persia.

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'" Then spake the LORD by the Prophet Haggai, and said, "Ye yourselves can find time to dwell in sealed houses: and shall this house lie waste? read more.
Consider now your own ways in your hearts, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. Ye sow much, but ye bring little in; Ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled; ye deck yourselves, but ye are not warm; and he that earneth any wage, putteth it in a broken purse. Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Consider your own ways in your hearts, get you up to the mountain, fetch wood, and build up the house: that it may be acceptable unto me, and that I may show mine honour, sayeth the LORD. Ye looked for much, and lo it is come to little: and though ye bring it home, yet do I blow it away. And why so, sayeth the LORD of Hosts? Even because that my house lieth so waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

And now, I pray you, consider from this day forth, and how it hath gone with you afore - before there was laid one stone upon another in the temple of the LORD -


And Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, which was showed David his father when he prepared a place in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

And so was all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD finished. And when the work that Solomon made in the house of the LORD was finished: then Solomon brought in the gifts dedicated by David his father - the silver and the gold and all the Jewels - and put them among the treasure of the house of God.

And appointed him what weight of gold should serve for things of gold throughout all vessels for whatsoever use it served: and what weight of silver should suffice for all manner of vessels of silver, for whatsoever purpose they served. And the weight of the golden candlesticks and of their lamps of gold, the weight for every candlestick and for their lamps. And for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick and also for her lamps according to the office of every candlestick. And the weight of gold for the tables of shewbread, table by table: and likewise silver for the tables of silver. read more.
And for flesh hooks, basins and drinking pots of pure gold. And for cups of gold by weight, cup by cup. And for cups of silver by weight, cup by cup. And for the altar of cense of tried gold by weight. And the similitude of the seat of the Cherubs that stretched out their wings and covered the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD.

And David the king said unto all the congregation, "God hath specially chosen Solomon my son which is yet young and tender, and the work is great, for the house is not for man, but for the LORD God. Moreover, I have prepared with all my might for the house of God: gold for things of gold, and silver for things of silver, brass for things of brass, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood: and onyx stones, set stones, and of other gay stones, and all manner of precious stones, and of marble great abundance. And yet because I have lust to the house of my God, I have several gold and silver which I give to the house of my God above all I have prepared for the holy house: read more.
even three thousand talents of gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of silver tried: to sile the walls of the house with gold where it becometh, and with silver where silver is meet, and for all manner of work by the hands of Artificers. And let me see who is willing also, to fill his hand for the LORD this day."


And the weight of the golden candlesticks and of their lamps of gold, the weight for every candlestick and for their lamps. And for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick and also for her lamps according to the office of every candlestick.

And five candlesticks, for the right side, and as many for the left, before the quyre, of pure gold: with flowers, lamps, and snuffers of gold; and bowls, Psalteries, basins, spoons and fire pans of pure gold; and hinges of gold both for the doors of the quyre, the place most holy, and for the doors of the temple also.

And he made ten candlesticks of gold in their fashions, and put them in the temple: five on the righthand and five on the left.

the candlesticks with their lamps to burn after the manner before the quire, and that of pure gold, and the flowers and the lamps, and the snuffers were gold - and that, perfect gold: and the dressing knives, basins, spoons and censers of pure gold. And the inner doors of the place most holy, and the doors of the temple too, were gold.


But God said to me, 'Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou art a man of war and hast shed blood.'

"Thou knowest of David my father, how he could not build a house unto the name of the LORD his God for war which he had on every side, until the LORD had put them under his foot.

But that same night the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, "Go and tell my servant David, thus sayeth the LORD, 'Shalt thou go build me a house for the LORD to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in any house since the time I brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, unto this day: but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. read more.
In any way where I went among the children of Israel, spake I one word with any of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying: why build ye not me a house of cedar trees?' Now therefore so say unto my servant David, thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts, 'I took thee out of a shepherd's cote from following sheep to be a ruler over my people Israel. And I was with thee in all that thou wentest to, and have destroyed all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men of the world. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant it and they shall continue in one place and shall move no more, neither shall wicked people trouble them any more as they did at the beginning, and since the time I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will give thee rest from all thine enemies. And the LORD telleth thee that he will build thee a household. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou laid to rest with thy fathers, then I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy body, and will establish his kingdom.

But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Thou hast shed much blood, and hast made many battles. Thou shalt not build a house for my name, for thou hast shed much blood to the earth in my sight.


And much people shall go and say: come, and let us go up to the hill of the LORD and unto the house of the God of Jacob: that he may teach us his ways, and that we may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall come the law, and the word of God out of Jerusalem.

O think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased, and redeemed of old; the staff of thine inheritance, whom thou hast redeemed, even this hill of Zion wherein thou dwellest.

Send thee help from the Sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

Walk about Zion, go round about her, and tell the towers thereof.

the LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.


and the dressing knives, basins, spoons and censers of pure gold. And the inner doors of the place most holy, and the doors of the temple too, were gold.

And he sealed twenty cubits in the end of the temple, both floor and walls, with Cedar, and dressed it within to be the quyre and place most holy.

And the quyre that was within the temple, he prepared to set there the Ark of the covenant of the LORD. And the quyre was twenty cubits long, and twenty in breadth and twenty in height. And he sealed it with pure gold, and boarded the altar with Cedar. And Solomon sealed the house within also with pure gold. And he made golden bars run along the quyre, which he had covered with gold. read more.
And the whole house he overlaid with gold until he had ended it. And the altar that was in the quyre he overlaid with gold also. And within the quyre he made two Cherubims of olive tree, ten cubits high apiece, and every wing five cubits long: so that from the uttermost part of one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. And the other Cherub was ten cubits high also: so that both the Cherubs were of one measure and one size. The height of the one Cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other. And he put the Cherubs in the middle of the inner house. And the Cherubs stretched their wings, 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 wings of them touched one another in the midst of the house. And he overlaid the Cherubs with gold. And all the walls of the house round about, he garnished with work of Cherubs and palm trees and graven flowers, both within in the quyre and without in the temple. And the floor of the house he covered with gold both within in the quyre and also without in the temple. And in the entering of the quyre he made two doors of olive tree, with the upper and two side posts five square. And the two doors of olive tree he graved with graving of Cherubs and Palm trees and graved flowers, and covered them with gold, and laid gold over the Cherubs and also the Palm trees. And in like manner, unto the door of the temple, he made posts of olive tree four square, and two doors of fir tree, and either door with two folding leaves and graved thereon Cherubs, Palm trees and flowers, and covered them with gold made plain by a ruler.

And he made the house most holy, whose length was twenty cubits like to the breadth of the house, and the breadth thereof was also twenty cubits. And he overlaid it with the best gold, that drew to the sum of six hundred talents. And the weight of the nails of gold was thereto fifty sicles. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. And he made in the house most holy two Cherubs of image work, and overlaid them with gold. read more.
And the wings of the Cherubs were twenty cubits long. The one wing was five cubits and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was likewise five cubits and touched the wing of the other Cherub. And the one wing of the other Cherub was five cubits, and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was five cubits also, and raught to the wing of the other Cherub. So that the wings of the said Cherubs raught twenty cubits. And they stood on their feet and looked inwards. And he made a veil of yellow silk, of scarlet, crimson and bysse: and caused the Cherubs to be bordered thereon.

and sealed the walls of the house within, with ribs of Cedar tree: even from the pavement unto the roof did he seal it within, and boarded the floor of the house with planks of fir. And he sealed twenty cubits in the end of the temple, both floor and walls, with Cedar, and dressed it within to be the quyre and place most holy. And the first house, that is to say, the body of the temple, was forty cubits long. read more.
And the Cedar of the house within was carved with knops and graven with flowers, and all was Cedar timber, so that no stone was seen.

And this is the foundation of Solomon in building the house of God. The length was three score cubits after the old cubit, and the breadth twenty.

And the great house he sealed with fir tree, and overlaid it with good gold, and graved thereto palm trees and chains. And he paved the house with precious stone goodly. And it was gold of Parvaim. And he overlaid the house, both beams, posts, walls and doors, with gold; and graved Cherubs upon the walls.

And he made a veil of yellow silk, of scarlet, crimson and bysse: and caused the Cherubs to be bordered thereon. And he made before the house two pillars of thirty five cubits long. And the head that was above on the top of one of them was five cubits. And he made such chains as was in the quyre, and put them on the heads of the pillars, and made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. read more.
And he reared up the pillars before the temple: one on the righthand and another on the left, and called the right Jachin and the left Boaz.


And in the plain of Jordan did the king cast them: even in the clay of the earth between Succoth and Zarethan.

Then he cast a sea of brass, ten cubits wide from brim to brim and round in compass, and five cubits high. And a string of thirty cubits might compass it about, and under the brim of it as it were apples compassed and embraced the sea of ten cubits wide in two rows cast with it when it was cast. And it stood on twelve oxen: of which three looked North, three West, three South, and three East, and the sea on high upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. read more.
And it was a hand breadth thick, and the brim wrought like the brim of a cup with flowers of lilies. And it contained two thousand baths. And he made ten bottoms of brass, four cubits long and four cubits broad apiece, and three high. And the works of the bottoms was on this manner that the sides were as it were flat boards between the ledges. And on the flat boards between the ledges were lions, oxen and Cherubs. And upon the ledges that were above and beneath the lions and oxen, was joined pendant work. And every bottom had four brazen wheels, whose axletrees were also of brass. And in the four corners were undersetters under the laver cast, each over against his fellow. And the stalk of the laver was in the middle of the bottom one cubit high, and a cubit and a half round, and it had knops thereon in the bare places which were foursquare not round. And under the sides were four wheels and their axletrees joined fast to the bottom. And the height of every wheel was a cubit and a half. And the workmanship of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel. And the axletrees, the navels, spokes and shafts were all molten. And the four undersetters in the four corners were of the very bottoms. And under the stalk of the laver in the midst of the bottom was there a round foot of half a cubit high. And thereon, plain places and ledges of the self. And he graved in the plain and also on the ledges, Cherubs, lions and palm trees, everywhere round about. And on this manner he made the ten bottoms cast work: all of one measure and one size.

and a sea with twelve oxen under it;

And he cast a brazen sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, and round in compass and five cubits high: and a line of thirty cubits might have compassed it round about. And the images of oxen did compass it round about under it: that is to wit, two rows of oxen cast when it was cast did compass that sea which was ten cubits wide, round about. And it stood also upon twelve oxen: of which three looked North, three West, three South and three East, and the sea upon them above on high, and the hinder parts of them inward. read more.
And the thickest of it was a handbreadth, and the brim like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies. And it received and held the thousand baths.

And he set the sea in the right side of the East end, toward the South.


And the priests brought the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD unto his place in the quire of the temple and place most holy: even under the wings of the Cherubs, that the Cherubs stretched out their wings over the place of the Ark and covered the Ark and her staves above on high.

And he made in the house most holy two Cherubs of image work, and overlaid them with gold. And the wings of the Cherubs were twenty cubits long. The one wing was five cubits and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was likewise five cubits and touched the wing of the other Cherub. And the one wing of the other Cherub was five cubits, and touched the wall of the house, and the other wing was five cubits also, and raught to the wing of the other Cherub. read more.
So that the wings of the said Cherubs raught twenty cubits. And they stood on their feet and looked inwards.

And within the quyre he made two Cherubims of olive tree, ten cubits high apiece, and every wing five cubits long: so that from the uttermost part of one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. And the other Cherub was ten cubits high also: so that both the Cherubs were of one measure and one size. read more.
The height of the one Cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other. And he put the Cherubs in the middle of the inner house. And the Cherubs stretched their wings, 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 wings of them touched one another in the midst of the house. And he overlaid the Cherubs with gold.


And they hanged up his harness in the house of Ashtaroth, but they hanged up his carcass on the walls of Bet-Shean.

and the LORD delivered Jehoiakim the king of Judah into his hand, with certain ornaments of the house of God, which he carried away into the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and there brought them into his god's treasury.

And when they had stripped him they took his head and his harness and sent them into the land of the Philistines round about to show tidings unto their idols and to the people. And they put his harness in the houses of their gods. But his skull they hanged in the house of Dagon.


And Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, which was showed David his father when he prepared a place in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

And David said, "This is the house of the LORD God, and this the burnt offering altar for Israel."

At that time, when David saw that the LORD had heard him in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he used to offer there. For the tabernacle of the LORD which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were that season in the hill at Gibeon. And David could not go before it to seek God, because he was afraid of the sword of the Angel of the LORD.


In the time of Herod, the king of Jewry, there was a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abijah. And his wife was of the daughters of Aaron: And her name was Elizabeth. Both were perfect before God, and walked in all the laws and ordinances of the Lord, that no man could find fault with them. And they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren; And both were well stricken in age. read more.
And it came to pass, as he executed the priest's office before God as his course came, according to the custom of the priest's office his lot was to burn incense. And he went into the temple of the Lord, and the whole multitude of the people were without, in their prayers, while the incense was a burning. And there appeared unto him, an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was abashed, and fear came on him. And the angel said unto him, "Fear not Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard: And thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John: And thou shalt have joy and gladness: And many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall neither drink wine nor strong drink. And he shall be filled with the holy ghost, even in his mother's womb: and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to their Lord God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the unbelievers to the wisdom of the just men: to make the people ready for the Lord." And Zacharias said unto the angel, "Whereby shall I know this? Seeing that I am old, and my wife well stricken in years." And the angel answered, and said unto him, "I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee: and to show thee these glad tidings. And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak until the time that these things be performed, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season." And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them. Whereby they perceived, that he had seen some vision in the temple. And he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. And it fortuned, as soon as the time of his office was out, he departed home into his own house. And after those days,

Elizabeth's time was come that she should be delivered; And she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard tell, how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her, and they rejoiced with her. And it fortuned, the eighth day they came to circumcise the child: and called his name Zacharias after the name of his father, read more.
Howbeit, his mother answered, and said, "Not so, but he shall be called John." And they said unto her, "There is none of thy kin that is named with this name." And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for writing tables and wrote, saying, "His name is John." And they marveled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue also, and he spake lauding God.



Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. And I will write upon him, the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God and I will write upon him my new name.

in whom every building coupled together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord,


and told out three score and ten thousand men to bear burdens and four score thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

And king Solomon raised a tribute throughout all Israel. And the tribute was thirty thousand men, which he sent to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by course, so that they were one month in Lebanon and two months at home. And Adoniram was over the tribute. And Solomon had three score and ten thousand that bare burdens, and three score and ten thousand that hewed in the mountains read more.
besides the lords he had to oversee the work, in number three thousand and three hundred, which ruled the people that wrought in the work.

And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the time his father David had numbered them. And they were found a hundred and eighty thousand and six hundred. And he set eighty thousand of them to bear burdens, and eighty thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to courage and to set the people a work.


Now when Daniel understood that the writing was made, he went into his house: and the windows of his hall toward Jerusalem stood open. There kneeled he down upon his knees, three times a day: there he made his petition, and praised his God, like as his manner was to do afore time.

And I thought that I had been cast away out of thy sight. But I will yet again look toward thy holy temple.

then hear thou up to heaven thy dwelling place, all the prayers and supplications that shall be made of all men throughout all thy people Israel, which shall knowledge every man the plague of his own heart, and stretch forth his hands unto this house.


As they spake unto the people, the priests and the ruler of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,

Then went the ruler of the temple with ministers, and brought them without violence. For they feared the people lest they should have been stoned.

Then Jesus said unto the high priests and rulers of the temple and the elders which were come to him, "Be ye come out, as unto a thief: with swords and staves?

When the chief priest of all and the ruler of the temple and the high priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.


Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will rear it up again."

and saying, "Thou that destroyest the temple of God, and buildest it in three days: save thyself. If thou be the son of God, come down from the cross."

and said, "This fellow said, I can destroy the temple of God, and build the it again in three days."


And the quyre that was within the temple, he prepared to set there the Ark of the covenant of the LORD.

And so the priests brought the Ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place: even into the quyre of the temple and place most holy, under the wings of the Cherubs.

Then Solomon gathered the elders of Israel together and all the heads of the tribes and ancient lords among the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem: to bring the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD out of the city of David which is Zion. And all the men of Israel resorted unto the king in the feast of the seventh month. And when all the elders of Israel were come, the Levites took up the Ark. read more.
And the priests and the Levites brought away the Ark and the tabernacle of witness, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle. And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the Ark, offered sheep and oxen, so many that they could not be told or numbered for multitude. And the priests brought the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD unto his place in the quire of the temple and place most holy: even under the wings of the Cherubs, that the Cherubs stretched out their wings over the place of the Ark and covered the Ark and her staves above on high. And the staves of the Ark, were so long, that they were seen a little before the quire, but not far without. And there it remaineth unto this day. Moreover there was nothing in the Ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, after they were come out of Egypt.


By the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders showed among the people. And they were all together with one accord in Solomon's porch.


And as the halt which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran amazed unto them in Solomon's porch.




And hath put all things under his feet, and hath made him above all things, the head of the congregation: which is his body, and fullness of him, that filleth all in all things.


And Jehoash said to the priest, "All the silver that is dedicated and brought to the house of the LORD in current money - that is to say, the money that every man is set at, with all the money that every man's heart giveth him to bring into the house of the LORD - let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance, and let them repair the broken places of the temple in all the places where ought is found decayed." Neverthelater, the priests had not mended unto the twenty third year of Jehoash, that was decayed in the temple. read more.
Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest and for the other priests also, and said to them, "Why repair ye not the broken places of the temple? Now therefore see ye receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it to repair the temple withal." And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people: But that it should go to the mending of the temple. Then Jehoiada the priest took a coffer and bored a hole in the lid of it, and put it beside the altar on the right side as a man cometh in to the house of the LORD. And into that did the priests that kept the doors, put all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD. And when they saw that there was much money in the coffer, the king's scribe and the high priest came, and knit up the money that was found in the house of the LORD, after they had told it. And they gave the money by sums into the hands of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they brought it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon the house of the LORD, and to masons and hewers of stone, to buy timber and free stone, to repair the decay in the house of the LORD; and all that, that needeth repairing in the house. Howbeit there was not made in the house of the LORD, bowls of silver, shredding knives, basins, trumpets or any other instruments of gold or silver, of the money that was brought for the house of the LORD. For they gave that to the workmen, to repair therewith the house of the LORD.

For wicked Athaliah and her children had broken the house of God, and had thereto bestowed all the dedicated gifts of the house of the LORD, about Baals. Wherefore at the king's commandment, they made a coffer, and set it at the gate of the house of the LORD: and made proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem to bring in to the LORD the taxation of Moses the servant of God, which he set upon Israel in the wilderness. read more.
And the lords and all the people rejoiced and brought in and cast into the coffer until it was full. And when the time came that the chest should be brought in by the hands of the Levites at the appointment of the king, when they saw that there was much money: then came the king's scribe and one appointed by the high priest, and poured out that was in the coffer, and then took it and carried it to his place again, and thus they did day by day, and gathered much money. And the king and Jehoiada gave it to workmen that wrought upon the house of the LORD, and hired Masons and carpenters to redress the house of the LORD, and so did they artificers in iron and brass, to repair the house of the LORD. And the workmen wrought and the work mended through their hands: and they made the house of God as it ought to be, and strengthened it. And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money to the king and Jehoiada, and therewith were made vessels for the house of the LORD: even vessels to minister withal and to serve for burnt offerings as ladies and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.


"Thus sayeth the LORD: Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all them which, out of the cities of Judah, come to do worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command thee to say. Look that thou keep not one word back,

And he made the court of the priests, and the great court and doors to it: and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

And so Jeremiah came from Tophet, where the LORD had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court of the house of the LORD, and spake to all the people:


And Jesus answered, and said unto him, "Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

"The days will come, when of these things which ye see, shall not be left stone upon stone that shall not be thrown down."


And the eighteenth year of his reign king Josiah sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah the son of Meshullam the scribe to the house of the LORD, saying, "Go to Hilkiah the high priest, and let him sum the silver that is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the doors have gathered of the people; and let them deliver it into the hands of the workmen that have the oversight of the house of the LORD, which shall give it to them that work upon the house of the LORD, to repair the decayed places thereof - read more.
even unto carpenters and masons, and for to buy timber and free stone to repair the house. Howbeit, let no reckoning be made with them of the money that is delivered into their hands, but let them do it of their conscience."

And in the eighteenth year of his reign when he had purged the land and the temple, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God. And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, men delivered them the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the entries had gathered of the hands of Manasseh and Ephraim and of all that yet remained in Israel and of all Judah and Benjamin and of the inhabiters of Jerusalem. And they put it in the hands of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD. which gave it to the laborers that wrought on the house of the LORD, to repair and mend it, read more.
and to masons and carpenters to buy hewed stone and timber for to make couples and beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed: And the men wrought in the work of fidelity. And the overseers of them, to courage them forward, were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites of the children of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam of the children of the Kohathites; and as many other of the Levites as could skill of instruments of Music. And over the bearers of burdens and over all that wrought, in whatsoever workmanship it were, went there scribes, officers and porters of the Levites.




And were continually in the temple, praising, and lauding God. Amen.


And he built altars in the very house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put my name." And he built altars unto all the host of heaven, even in two courts of the house of the LORD. And he offered his son in fire, and observed dismal days; and used witchcraft and maintained workers with spirits, and tellers of fortunes - and wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD to anger him. read more.
And he put an image of a grove that he had made, even in the very temple of which the LORD had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever.

And he built altars in the house of the LORD: of which the LORD hath said, "In Jerusalem shall my name be forever." And he made altars unto all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he burnt his children in fire in the valley of the sons of Hinnom. And he observed dismal days and occupied witchcraft and sorcery, and maintained workers with spirits and seers of fortunes: and wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to anger him withal. read more.
And he put the carved Image of an Idol which he had made, in the house of God - Of which house, God said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house here in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes, I will put my name forever,


And the weight of gold for the tables of shewbread, table by table: and likewise silver for the tables of silver.

And made of all these vessels so mighty great abundance, that the weight of brass could not be reckoned. And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained to the house of God: the golden altar and the tables with the shewbread upon them,


And under the walls of the house he made galleries round about, both round about the temple and also the quyre. And so made sides round about. And the nethermost gallery was five cubits broad and the middle gallery six. And the third, seven cubits broad. For he made the walls without, whereon the beams lay, ever thinner and thinner, so that they were not fastened in the walls of the house. And the house was built of stone made perfect already before it was brought thither, so that there was neither hammer or axe either any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. read more.
And the door of the middle gallery was in the end of the house on the right side. And men went up with winding stairs into the middle gallery, and out of the middle into the third. And so he built the house and finished it, and roofed it with beams of Cedar timber made hollow and joined together. And then he built chambers over all the temple of five cubits height, and coupled the house together with beams of Cedar.

But Jehosheba the daughter of king Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and his nurse with him, out of a sleeping chamber, and hid him from Athaliah, that he was not slain. And he was with her, hid in the house of the LORD, six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.


And the priest gave to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were king David's and had remained in the temple.

And Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears and shields and bucklers that pertained to king David and were in the house of God. And he set all the people and every man his weapon in his hand, from the right corner of the house to the left corner of the house, along by the altar and the house round about the king.


Are ye not aware that ye are the temple of God, and how that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

How agreeth the temple of God with images? And ye are the temple of the living God, as said God, "I will dwell among them, and walk among them, and will be their God: and they shall be my people."


And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds that had the rule of the host, and said to them, "Bring her without the wall. And if any follow her, let him die with the sword. For the priest said, "She may not be slain in the house of the LORD."

And I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, and he had shut himself within, and said, "Let us come together in to the house of God, even unto the midst of the temple, and shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee, yea even in the night will they come to put thee to death." But I said, "Should any such man as I flee? Who is that, being as I am, that will go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."


and another third part shall be in the king's house; and another third part shall be in the gate of the foundation, and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD.

When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she went among the people into the house of the LORD.

Then the prophet Jeremiah gave answer unto the prophet Hananiah, before the priests and before all the people that were present in the house of the LORD.


Yea it grew up unto the prince of the host, from whom the daily offering was taken, and the place of his Sanctuary casten down. And a certain season was given unto it, against the daily offering, because of wickedness: that it might cast down the verity to the ground, and so to prosper in all things that it went about. Upon this I heard one of the saints speaking, which saint said unto one that asked this question, "How long shall this vision of the daily sacrifice and of the wasting abomination endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be trodden under foot?" read more.
And he answered him, "Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundred days. Then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again." Now when I, Daniel, had seen this vision, and sought for the understanding of it: behold, there stood before me a thing like unto a man.

And why? The ships of Chittim shall come upon him, that he may be smitten and turn again: that he may take indignation against the covenant of holiness, to meddle against it. Yea he shall turn him, and draw such unto him, as leave the holy covenant. He shall set mighty men to unhallow the Sanctuary of strength, and to put down the daily offering, and to set up the abominable desolation.


And this is the copy of the letter, that king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, which was a teacher in the words of the LORD and of his statutes over Israel: "Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest and scribe in the law of the God of heaven: peace and salutation. I have commanded, that all they of the people of Israel, and of the priests and Levites in my realm, which are minded of their own good will to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee; read more.
and therefore art thou sent of the king and of the seven lords of the counsel, to visit Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of God, which is in thy hand; and that thou shouldest take with thee, silver and gold, which the king and the lords of his counsel give of their own good will unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is at Jerusalem, and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the country of Babylon; with it that the people and priests give of their own good will unto the house of God at Jerusalem. Take thou the same, and buy diligently with the same money, calves, lambs, goats, and meat offerings and drink offerings, to be offered upon the altar of the house of your God at Jerusalem. And look: what it liketh thee and thy brethren to do with the remnant of the money, that do after the will of your God. And the vessels that are given thee for the ministration in the house of thy God, those deliver thou before God at Jerusalem. And whatsoever thing more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which is necessary for thee to spend, let the same be given out of the king's chamber. I king Artaxerxes have commanded all the treasurers beyond the water, that look: whatsoever Ezra, the priest and scribe in the law of the God of heaven, requireth of you; that ye fulfill the same diligently, until a hundred talents of silver, until a hundred quarters of wheat, and until a hundred baths of wine, and till a hundred baths of oil, and salt without measure. Whatsoever belongeth to the law of the God of heaven, let the same be done with diligence for the house of the God of heaven, that there come no wrath upon the king's realm and his children. And known be it unto you, that ye shall have no authority to require taxing and custom, yearly rents upon any of the priests, Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, and ministers in the house of this God. But thou Ezra - after the wisdom of thy God that is in thy hand - set thou judges and arbiters, to judge all the people that is beyond the Jordan, even all such as know the law of thy God: and them that know it not, those see that ye teach. And whosoever will not diligently fulfill the law of thy God, and the king's law, shall have his judgment for the deed, whether it be unto death, or to be banished, or to be condemned in goods, or to be put in prison." Praised be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath so inspired the king's heart, to garnish the house of God at Jerusalem: and hath inclined his mercy unto me in the presence of the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's high estates. And I was comforted, according to the hand of the LORD my God over me, and so gathered I the heads of Israel together, that they might go up with me.

and weighed them there the silver and gold and vessels for the heave offering unto the house of our God, which the king and his lords of his counsel and princes, and all Israel that were at hand, had given to the heave offering: And there weighed I them, under their hand, six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and in silver vessel a hundred talents, and in gold a hundred talents, twenty cups of gold of a thousand drams, and two costly ornaments of good brass, as clear as gold, read more.
and said unto them, "Ye are holy unto the LORD, therefore are these vessels holy also, and so is the silver and the gold that is given of a good will unto the LORD God of your fathers: Watch ye therefore and keep it, till ye weigh it down before the chief priests and Levites, and ancient fathers of Israel at Jerusalem in the chests of the house of the LORD." Then took the priests and the Levites that weighed silver and gold and vessel, to bring it to Jerusalem unto the house of our God. So we brake up, from the water of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the enemies and of such as laid wait for us by the way. And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days. But on the fourth day was the silver and gold and vessels weighed in the house of our God under the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him Eleazar the son of Phinehas, and with them Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levites, according to the number and weight of every one. And the weight was all written up at the same time.


And at the commandment of the king, they brought great stones, and that free stones, and hewed thereto, to lay in the foundation of the house. And Solomon's masons and the masons of Hiram did hew them, with them of the borders. And so they prepared both in timber and stone to build the house.

And some spake of the temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, and jewels. He said,


And he made ten lavers: and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash with all. And in them they thrust the flesh of the burnt offerings. But the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Then he made ten lavers of brass containing forty baths apiece, and they were of four cubits apiece, for every one of the bottoms a laver. And he put five of those bottoms on the right corner of the temple, and other five on the left: And put the sea on the right corner of the temple Eastward and toward the South. And Hiram made pots, shovels and basins, and so furnished all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD: read more.
that is to say, two pillars and two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the two pillars, and four hundred pomegranates upon two wreaths, two rows on either wreath, to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the two pillars. And the ten bottoms of brass with ten lavers upon them; and a sea with twelve oxen under it; and pots, shovels and basins. And all these vessels which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD were of bright brass. And in the plain of Jordan did the king cast them: even in the clay of the earth between Succoth and Zarethan.


Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, "If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, 'He shall give his angels charge over thee: and with their hands they shall hold thee up, that thou dash not thy foot against a stone.'" And Jesus said to him, "It is written also, 'Thou shalt not tempt thy Lord God.'"

And he carried him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, "If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down from hence. For it is written, 'He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee, and with their hands they shall stay thee up, that thou dash not thy foot against a stone.'" read more.
Jesus answered and said to him, "It is said, 'Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'"


And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the Altar of gold, and the table of gold whereon the shewbread was put.

And then they went into Hezekiah the king and said, "We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the shewbread table with all his apparel;


In the fourth year of his reign was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, even in the month Ziv,

And it came to pass, the four hundred and fourscore year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and the fourth year of the reign of Solomon upon Israel, and the second month called Ziv, that he began to build the temple unto the LORD.

And he began to build the second day of the second month, the fourth year of his reign.


Thus the Heathen also shall know, that I the LORD am the holy maker of Israel: when my Sanctuary shall be among them for evermore.'"

Moreover, I will make a bond of peace with them, which shall be unto them an everlasting covenant. I will settle them also, and multiply them; my Sanctuary will I set among them for evermore.

And he brought me to the fore entry of the house, and measured the walls by the entry door: which were five cubits long on either side. The thickness also of the door on either side, was three cubits.


And after that I looked, and behold the temple of the tabernacle of testimony was open in heaven, and the seven angels came out of the temple, which had the seven plagues, clothed in pure and bright linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials, full of the wrath of God which liveth for evermore. read more.
And the temple was full of the smoke of the glory of God and of his power, and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, "Go your ways, pour out your vials of wrath upon the earth." And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a noisome and a sore botch upon the men, which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second angel shed out his vial upon the sea, and it turned as it were into the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died in the sea. read more.
And the third angel shed out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters, and they turned to blood. And I heard an angel say, "Lord which art and wast, thou art righteous and holy, because thou hast given such judgments, for they shed out the blood of saints, and prophets, and therefore hast thou given them blood to drink: for they are worthy." And I heard another out of the altar say, "Even so, Lord God almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments." And the fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun, and power was given unto him to vex men with heat of fire. And the men raged in great heat, and spake evil of the name of God which hath power over those plagues, and they repented not, to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom waxed dark, and they gnawed their tongues for sorrow, and blasphemed the God of heaven for sorrow, and pain of their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates, and the water dried up, that the ways of the kings of the east should be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits, like frogs, come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils working miracles, to go out unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God almighty. "Behold I come as a thief. Happy is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments; Lest he be found naked, and men see his filthiness." And he gathered them together into a place called, in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air. And there came a voice out of heaven from the seat, saying, "It is done."


Them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar. For my house shall be a house of prayer for all people.

And said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.'"


Moreover, I have prepared with all my might for the house of God: gold for things of gold, and silver for things of silver, brass for things of brass, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood: and onyx stones, set stones, and of other gay stones, and all manner of precious stones, and of marble great abundance.

And Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears and shields and bucklers that pertained to king David and were in the house of God.



And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said unto him, "Master, see what stones, and what buildings are here?"

And some spake of the temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, and jewels. He said,


and the LORD delivered Jehoiakim the king of Judah into his hand, with certain ornaments of the house of God, which he carried away into the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and there brought them into his god's treasury.

Thereto the king Nebuchadnezzar carried off the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon.


And the quyre that was within the temple, he prepared to set there the Ark of the covenant of the LORD. And the quyre was twenty cubits long, and twenty in breadth and twenty in height. And he sealed it with pure gold, and boarded the altar with Cedar.

And so the priests brought the Ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place: even into the quyre of the temple and place most holy, under the wings of the Cherubs.


And the porch that was before the body of the temple was twenty cubits long after the measure of the breadth of the house, and ten broad, even at the very end of the house.

And the porch at the end was as large as the house breadth, twenty cubits; and the height was a hundred and twenty cubits. And he overlaid it on the inner side with pure gold.


And David spake to the chief heads of the Levites, that they should appoint of their brethren to sing with instruments of music: psalteries, harps and cymbals that sounded, and to sing on high with Joyfulness.

These are the children of Levi in the households of their fathers the ancient heads, viewed and numbered by name and poll by poll from twenty year and above, to work in the service of the house of the LORD.


And when all the people were gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, the princes of Judah heard of this rumor, and they came soon out of the king's Palace into the house of the LORD, and sat them down before the new door of the LORD.

Then read Baruch the words of Jeremiah out of the book within the house of the LORD, out of the treasury of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the Scribe, which is beside the higher loft of the new door of the LORD's house: that all the people might hear.


And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, "Thrust in thy sickle and reap: for the time is come to reap, for the corn of the earth is ripe."

And another angel came out of the temple, which is in heaven, having also a sharp sickle.


And then he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone and one row of Cedar wood.

And likewise was it in the inner court of the house of the LORD and of the porch of the temple.



"Go step forth, and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." When they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning and taught. The chief priest came and they that were with him and called a council together, and all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to fetch them.


And he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel, the fifteenth day of the eighth month, which he had imagined of his own heart: and made a solemn feast unto the children of Israel, and went up to the altar to burn sacrifice.

And he made houses of hill altars, and made, of the lowest of the people, priests which were not of the sons of Levi.


And they brake the image of Baal, and brake the house of Baal, and made a privy house thereof, unto this day.

Then Jehu sent throughout all Israel. And all the servants of Baal came, that there was not a man left behind that came not. And when they were come into the temple of Baal, the temple was full from one end to another.


And king Ahaz went against Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, to Damascus. And when he saw a certain altar that was at Damascus, he sent to Uriah the priest the pattern of the altar and the fashion of all the workmanship thereof. And Uriah the priest made an altar in all points like to the pattern which king Ahaz had sent from Damascus, and had finished it by the king's coming from Damascus. And when the king was come from Damascus and saw the altar, he went to it and offered thereon. read more.
And he burnt his burnt offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offering, and poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings upon the said altar. And the brazen altar that was before the LORD, he fetched from before the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the said altar. And the king commanded Uriah the Priest, saying, "Upon the great altar set on fire, in the morning, burnt offerings; and in the evening, meat offerings and the king's burnt sacrifice and his meat offering, and the burnt offerings of all the people of the land and their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and pour thereon all the blood of all manner of offerings. But the brazen altar shall be for me, to enquire with." And Uriah the priest did all things as king Ahaz commanded him. And king Ahaz brake the sides of the bottoms and took the lavers from off them, and took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pavement of stone.


And they gathered their brethren and purified themselves, and then went at the commandment of the king by the word of the LORD, for to cleanse the house of the LORD. And the priests went into the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD, and in the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took it and carried it out into the brook Kidron. They began the first day of the first month to purify, and came the eighth day to the porch of the LORD: so that they had purged the house of the LORD in eight days; in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end. read more.
And then they went into Hezekiah the king and said, "We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the shewbread table with all his apparel; and thereto all the vessels which king Ahaz did cast aside when he reigned and transgressed, them we have repaired and sanctified; and see, they are before the altar of the LORD."


And the fifth year of king Rehoboam came Shishak king of Egypt up to Jerusalem, and took away the treasure of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the king's house and all that was to be had. And he took away the shields of gold which Solomon made.


And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD and also in the treasure of the king's house. And the said season Hezekiah rent off the doors of the temple of the LORD and the pillars, which the said Hezekiah king of Judah covered over, and gave them to the king of Assyria.


Then the next day, Paul took the men and purified himself with them, and entered into the temple, declaring that he observed the days of the purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them. And as the seven days should have been ended, the Jews which were of Asia when they saw him in the temple, they moved all the people and laid hands on him crying, "Men of Israel, help. This is the man that teacheth all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place. Moreover also he hath brought Greeks into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place." read more.
For they saw one Trophimus, an Ephesian, with him in the city: Him they supposed Paul had brought into the temple. And all the city was moved, and the people swarmed together. And they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple, and forthwith the doors were shut to.


And the blind and the halt came to him in the temple, and he healed them. When the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels that he did; and the children crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the son of David"; they disdained,


And it fortuned, when I was come again to Jerusalem and prayed in the temple, that I was in a trance; And saw him saying unto me, 'Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy witness that thou bearest of me.' And I said, 'Lord they know that I prisoned, and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee. read more.
And when the blood of thy witness Stephen was shed, I also stood by, and consented unto his death and kept the raiment of them that slew him.' And he said unto me, 'Depart for I will send thee afar hence unto the gentiles.'"


And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people put money into the treasury. And many that were rich, cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. read more.
For they all did cast in of their superfluity: But she of her poverty, did cast in all that she had, even all her living."


And the Elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo: and they builded, and laid up the foundation, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and after the commandment of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia. And the house was finished the third day of the month Adar, even in the sixth year of the reign of king Darius.


And the house was finished the third day of the month Adar, even in the sixth year of the reign of king Darius. And the children of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the other children of the captivity held the dedication of the house of God with joy, and offered at the dedication of the house of God, a hundred calves, two hundred lambs, four hundred goats: and for the sin offering for all Israel, twelve he-goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel, read more.
and set the priests in their courses, and the Levites in their offices to minister unto God which is at Jerusalem as it is written in the book of Moses.


And at the commandment of the king, they brought great stones, and that free stones, and hewed thereto, to lay in the foundation of the house. And Solomon's masons and the masons of Hiram did hew them, with them of the borders. And so they prepared both in timber and stone to build the house.


Wherefore at the king's commandment, they made a coffer, and set it at the gate of the house of the LORD: and made proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem to bring in to the LORD the taxation of Moses the servant of God, which he set upon Israel in the wilderness. And the lords and all the people rejoiced and brought in and cast into the coffer until it was full. read more.
And when the time came that the chest should be brought in by the hands of the Levites at the appointment of the king, when they saw that there was much money: then came the king's scribe and one appointed by the high priest, and poured out that was in the coffer, and then took it and carried it to his place again, and thus they did day by day, and gathered much money.


Woe be unto you, blind guides, for ye which say, 'Whosoever swear by the temple, it is nothing: but whosoever swear by the gold of the temple, he offendeth.' Ye fools and blind: whether is greater; the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, 'Whosoever sweareth by the altar it is nothing: but whosoever sweareth by the offering that lieth on the altar offendeth.' read more.
Ye fools and blind: whether is greater; the offering, or the altar which sanctifieth the offering? Whosoever therefore sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all that thereon is. And whosoever sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the seat of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.


and that we should bring the firstlings of our dough, and our heave offerings, and the fruits of all manner of trees, of wine also and of oil, unto the priests to the chests the house of our God. And the tithes of our land unto the Levites, that the Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our ministration. And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall with the Levites have also of the tithes of the Levites, so that the Levites shall bring up the tithes of their tithes unto the house of our God to the chest in the treasure house. For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring up the heave offerings of the corn, wine, and oil unto the chests. And there shall be the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and singers, that we forsake not the house of our God.


Thus sayeth the LORD God: the door of the innermore court toward the East shall be shut the six working days: but in the Sabbath and in the day of the new Moon, it shall be opened.

Now when the prince bringeth a burnt offering or a health offering with a free will unto the LORD, the East door shall be opened unto him, that he may do with his burnt and health offerings, as he doth upon the Sabbath, and when he goeth forth, the door shall be shut after him again.


And give unto Solomon my son, a pure heart to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies and thine ordinances, and to do all, and to build the house which I intended."

And David the king said unto all the congregation, "God hath specially chosen Solomon my son which is yet young and tender, and the work is great, for the house is not for man, but for the LORD God.


And when the eighth day was come that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was named of the angel before he was conceived in the mother's womb. And when the time of their purification, after the law of Moses, was come they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every man child that first openeth the matrix, shall be called holy to the Lord": read more.
and to offer, as it is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons." And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was just and feared God, and longed for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was in him. And an answer was given him of the holy ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by inspiration into the temple. And when the father and mother brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms and said, "Lord, Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise. For mine eyes have seen the saviour sent from thee: Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." And his father and mother marveled at those things, which were spoken of him: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, "Behold, this child shall be the fall, and resurrection, of many in Israel: And a sign which shall be spoken against. And moreover, the sword shall pierce thy soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened." And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher: which was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity. And she had been a widow about four score and four years of age, which went never out of the temple, but served God there with fasting and prayer night and day. And the same came forth that same hour, and praised the Lord, and spake of him to all that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And as soon as they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee to their own city, Nazareth.


And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was just and feared God, and longed for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was in him. And an answer was given him of the holy ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by inspiration into the temple. And when the father and mother brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, read more.
then took he him up in his arms and said, "Lord, Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise. For mine eyes have seen the saviour sent from thee: Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." And his father and mother marveled at those things, which were spoken of him: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, "Behold, this child shall be the fall, and resurrection, of many in Israel: And a sign which shall be spoken against. And moreover, the sword shall pierce thy soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened."


And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher: which was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity. And she had been a widow about four score and four years of age, which went never out of the temple, but served God there with fasting and prayer night and day.


And Hiram sent again to Solomon, saying, "I have accepted the request which thou sentest to me for, and will satisfy all thy lust, concerning timber of Cedar trees and fir. My servants shall bring them from Lebanon to the sea. And I will convey them by ship unto the place that thou shalt send me word, and will cause them to be discharged there, that thou mayest receive them. And thou shalt do me this pleasure again, to minister food for mine house." And so Hiram gave Solomon Cedar trees and fir trees, as much as he desired. read more.
And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand quarters of wheat to feed his household withal, and twenty butts of pure oil. And so much gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom as he promised him. And there was peace between Hiram and Solomon and they were confedered together. And king Solomon raised a tribute throughout all Israel. And the tribute was thirty thousand men, which he sent to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by course, so that they were one month in Lebanon and two months at home. And Adoniram was over the tribute. And Solomon had three score and ten thousand that bare burdens, and three score and ten thousand that hewed in the mountains besides the lords he had to oversee the work, in number three thousand and three hundred, which ruled the people that wrought in the work. And at the commandment of the king, they brought great stones, and that free stones, and hewed thereto, to lay in the foundation of the house. And Solomon's masons and the masons of Hiram did hew them, with them of the borders. And so they prepared both in timber and stone to build the house.


And king Cyrus brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of Jerusalem and put in his god's house. Those did Cyrus the king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them: thirty basins of gold, and a thousand basins of silver, nine and twenty knives, read more.
thirty cups of gold, and of other silver cups four hundred and ten, and of other vessels a thousand. So that all the vessels both of gold and silver, were five thousand and four hundred. Sheshbazzar brought them all up, with them that came up out of the captivity of Babylon unto Jerusalem.


And he made the house most holy, whose length was twenty cubits like to the breadth of the house, and the breadth thereof was also twenty cubits. And he overlaid it with the best gold, that drew to the sum of six hundred talents. And the weight of the nails of gold was thereto fifty sicles. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. And he made in the house most holy two Cherubs of image work, and overlaid them with gold.


And when the priests were come out of the Holy place, then a cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Howbeit the staves were so long that the ends of them appeared out of the holy place before the quyre, but were not seen without. And there they be unto this day.


Peter and John went up together into the temple at the ninth hour of prayer: And there was a certain man halt from his mother's womb, whom they brought and laid at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask his alms of them that entered into the temple. Which same, when he saw Peter and John, that they would into the temple, desired to receive an alms; read more.
And Peter fastened his eyes on him with John and said, "Look on us." And he gave heed unto them, trusting to receive something of them. Then said Peter, "Silver and gold have I none: such as I have, give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up. And immediately his feet and anklebones received strength, and he sprang, stood, and also walked, and entered with them into the temple: walking, and leaping, and lauding God. And all the people saw him walk and laud God. And they knew him, that it was he which sat and begged at the Beautiful gate of the temple. And they wondered, and were sore astonished at that which had happened unto him. And as the halt which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran amazed unto them in Solomon's porch. When Peter saw that, he answered unto the people, "Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so steadfastly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man go? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his son Jesus, whom ye delivered and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had judged him to be loosed: but ye denied the holy and just, and desired a murderer to be given you, and killed the Lord of life whom God hath raised from death, of the which we are witnesses: And his name, through the faith of his name, hath made this man sound whom ye see and know. And the faith which is by him, hath to him given this health, in the presence of you all.


And thereto the pulpit for the Sabbath that they had made in the house, and the king's entry without turned he to the house of the LORD, for fear of the king of Assyria.


And the priest gave to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were king David's and had remained in the temple.


And he said, "Take thy only son Isaac whom thou lovest, and get thee unto the land of Moria, and sacrifice him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will show thee."

The third day Abraham lift up his eyes and saw the place afar off,


And he took all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasure of the king's house, and hostages thereto: and then returned to Samaria again.


And so he brought upon them the king of Chaldeans and slew their young men with the sword in their holy temple, and neither spared young man nor maiden, neither old man, neither so much as him that stooped for age: But gave all into his hand.


Our holy house which is our beauty, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt up: yea, all our commodities and pleasures are wasted away.


Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasure of the house of the LORD, and all the treasure of the king's house and delivered it unto his servants, and sent them to Benhadad the son of Tabrimmon the son of Hezion king of Syria that dwelt at Damascus, saying,


But Jehoash king of Judah took all the dedicated things that Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, and all the gold that could be found in the treasure of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and so he departed from Jerusalem.


And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above other gods. So that who can be able to build him a house: when that heaven, neither heaven above all heavens, is able to receive him - what am I then that I should build him a house? Nay, but to burn sacrifice before him:


Then shall the great trumpet be blown, so that those which have been destroyed in the Assyrian's land, and those that be scattered abroad in Egypt, shall come and worship the LORD at Jerusalem, upon the holy mount.


Our holy house which is our beauty, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt up: yea, all our commodities and pleasures are wasted away.


But they put not away the hill altars: for the people offered and burnt cense still in the hill altars. He built the highest door in the house of the LORD.


And behold, the veil of the temple did rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake,


Then the captain came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and demanded what he was, and what he had done.


Then said the Jews, "Forty six years was this temple a building: and wilt thou raise it up in three days?"


so that not only this our craft cometh into peril to be set at nought: but that also the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised. And her magnificence should be destroyed, which all Asia, and the world worshippeth."


But herein the LORD be merciful to thy servant, for when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, he leaneth on mine hand, and I must worship in the house of Rimmon: Let the LORD, I pray thee, be merciful unto thy servant in this case."


And he shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the seat of his kingdom forever:


When Asa heard those words and the prophecy of Azariah the son of Obed the Prophet, he took courage and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he won in mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD that was before the porch of the LORD.


and when he was drunken with wine, he commanded to bring him the golden and silver vessels, which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple at Jerusalem: that the king and his lords with his queen and concubines might drink thereout. So they brought the golden vessel, that was taken out of the temple of the LORD's house at Jerusalem. Then the king and his lords with his queen and concubines drunk out of them.


And so he brought me into the inward court of the LORD's house. And behold, at the port of the LORD's house, betwixt the fore entry and the altar, there were five and twenty men that turned their backs on the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, and these worshiped the sun.


When Asa heard those words and the prophecy of Azariah the son of Obed the Prophet, he took courage and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he won in mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD that was before the porch of the LORD.


and in the eleventh year in the month Bul which is the eighth month, it was full finished in all that pertained thereto, and fashioned as it should be in all points. And so was he seven years in building of it.


Then the king called Jehoiada that was the chiefest, and said to him, "Why requirest thou not of the Levites to bring in, out of Judah and Jerusalem the sum appointed by Moses the servant of the LORD, and by the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?"


And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night and said to him, "I have heard thy petition and have chosen this place for myself to be a house of sacrifice.


All the cattle of Cedar shall be gathered unto thee, the rams Nebaioth shall serve thee, to be offered upon mine altar, which I have chosen, and in the house of my glory which I have garnished.


And he put the Cherubs in the middle of the inner house. And the Cherubs stretched their wings, 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 wings of them touched one another in the midst of the house.


And said unto them that sold doves, "Have these things hence, and make not my father's house a house of merchandise."


And the first house, that is to say, the body of the temple, was forty cubits long.


And yet because I have lust to the house of my God, I have several gold and silver which I give to the house of my God above all I have prepared for the holy house:


And beside that they have shut up the doors of the porch and quenched the lamps and have neither burned cense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel.


And I have prepared therein a place for the Ark wherein the covenant of the LORD is, which he made with our fathers, after he had brought them out of the land of Egypt."


And then he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone and one row of Cedar wood.


And they dwelt therein and have built thee a temple therein unto thy name, and said,




And it fortuned, after three days, that they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors: both hearing them, and posing them.


And they knew him, that it was he which sat and begged at the Beautiful gate of the temple. And they wondered, and were sore astonished at that which had happened unto him.


And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him, for to show him the building of the temple.


and brought it unto the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.


And the house was built of stone made perfect already before it was brought thither, so that there was neither hammer or axe either any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.


And he made the house most holy, whose length was twenty cubits like to the breadth of the house, and the breadth thereof was also twenty cubits. And he overlaid it with the best gold, that drew to the sum of six hundred talents.


And the great house he sealed with fir tree, and overlaid it with good gold, and graved thereto palm trees and chains.


In any way where I went among the children of Israel, spake I one word with any of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying: why build ye not me a house of cedar trees?'


But within the second veil was there a tabernacle, which is called holiest of all,


But Solomon built him a house.


It shall come to pass in the last days that the mount of the house of the LORD, shall be set in the top of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills: and all nations shall resort thereto.


And much people shall go and say: come, and let us go up to the hill of the LORD and unto the house of the God of Jacob: that he may teach us his ways, and that we may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall come the law, and the word of God out of Jerusalem.


that I may build a house for the name of the LORD my God, to consecrate it to him to burn sweet odours and to set shewbread before him perpetually, and for burnt sacrifices morning and evening, and on the Sabbath days, and the first day of every new moon, and in the solemn feasts of the LORD our God, so to continue ever in Israel.


that I may build a house for the name of the LORD my God, to consecrate it to him to burn sweet odours and to set shewbread before him perpetually, and for burnt sacrifices morning and evening, and on the Sabbath days, and the first day of every new moon, and in the solemn feasts of the LORD our God, so to continue ever in Israel.


And the porch at the end was as large as the house breadth, twenty cubits; and the height was a hundred and twenty cubits. And he overlaid it on the inner side with pure gold.


{A Psalm of Asaph} O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.


And he made the court of the priests, and the great court and doors to it: and overlaid the doors of them with brass.


And there was a certain man halt from his mother's womb, whom they brought and laid at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask his alms of them that entered into the temple.



and in the eleventh year in the month Bul which is the eighth month, it was full finished in all that pertained thereto, and fashioned as it should be in all points. And so was he seven years in building of it.

And it came to pass, the four hundred and fourscore year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and the fourth year of the reign of Solomon upon Israel, and the second month called Ziv, that he began to build the temple unto the LORD.


And the sons of Meshelemiah were these: Zachariah the eldest, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,