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I give hire for thy servants according

Lesson II. to all that thou shall appoint: for AND all the elders of Israel

, came, thou knowest that there is not among and the priests took up the ark. us any that can skill to hew timber And they brought up the ark of the like unto the Sidonians.

LORD, and the tabernacle of the conRz. Ye mountains. p. xxvii. gregation, and all the holy vessels

that were in the tabernacle, even those Lesson III.

did the priests and the Levites bring heard the words of Solomon, that congregation of Israel, that were

, king all he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed assembled unto him were with him be the LORD this day, which hath before the ark, sacrificing sheep and given unto David a wise son over this oxen, that could not be told nor great people. And Hiram sent to numbered for multitude. And the Solomon, saying, I have considered priests brought in the ark of the the things which thou sentest to me covenant of the LORD unto his place, for: and I will do all thy desire con- into the oracle of the house, to the cerning timber of cedar, and concern- most holy place, even under the wings ing timber of fir. My servants shall of the cherubims. For the cherubims bring them down from Lebanon unto spread forth their two wings over the the sea : and I will convey them by place of the ark, and the cherubims sea in floats unto the place that thou covered the ark and the staves thereof shalt appoint me, and will cause them above. to be discharged there, and thou shalt

Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. receive them; and thou shalt accomplish my desire in giving food for my

Lesson III. household.

THERE was nothing in the ark save Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii.

the two tables of stone, which

Moses put there at Horeb, when the SATURDAY.

LORD made a covenant with the children Of the 1st Book of Kings.

of Israel, when they came out of the

land of Egypt. And it came to pass Lesson 1. Chaps vii. and viii.

when the priests were come out of the So was ended all the work that holy place, that the cloud filled the

king Solomon made for the house house of the LORD; so that the priests of the LORD. And Solomon brought could not stand to minister because of in the things which David his father the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had dedicated; even the silver, and had filled the house of the LORD. Then the gold, and the vessels, did he spake Solomon, The LORD said that he put among the treasures of the house would dwell in the thick darkness. of the LORD. Then Solomon assembled

Ry. Hearken. p. xxix. the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. of the children of Israel, unto king

FIRST NOCTURN. Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant

Of the 1st Book of Kings. of the LORD out of the city of David,

Lesson I. Chap. ix. which is Zion. And all the men of Israel assembled themselves into AND it came to pass, when Solomon

had finished the building of the king Solomon at the feast in the house of the LORD, and the king's month Ethanim, which is the seventh house, and all Solomon's desire which month.

he was pleased to do, that the LORD Ry. I have sinned. p. xxviii. appeared to Solomon the second time,

as he had appeared unto him at Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Gibeon. And the LORD said unto him, Solomon with cedar trees and fir I have heard thy prayer and thy sup- trees, and with gold, according to all his plication, that thou hast made before desire,) that then king Solomon gave me: I have hallowed this house, Hiram twenty cities in the land of which thou hast built, to put my name Galilee. And Hiram came out from there for ever; and mine eyes and Tyre to see the cities which Solomon mine heart shall be there perpe- had given him; and they pleased him tually. And if thou wilt walk before not. And he said, What cities are me, as David thy father walked, in these which thou hast given me, my integrity of heart, and in uprightness, brother ? And he called them the to do according to all that I have land of Cabul unto this day. And commanded thee, and wilt keep my Hiram sent to the king sixscore statutes and my judgments: then I talents of gold. will establish the throne of thy king- Ry. The LORD that. p. xxvii. dom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying,

SECOND NOCTURN. There shall not fail thee a man upon

Lesson IV. the throne of Israel.

From the Book of S. Augustine on the Ry. Prepare. p. xxvi.

City of God.

Book 17. Chap. 8. Lesson II. BUT if ye shall at all turn from THERE is some image of a future

event presented in Solomon also, following me, ye or your children, in that he builded the temple, and and will not keep my commandments had peace, according to his name; for and my statutes which I have set be- Solomon is, by interpretation, peacefore you, but go anå serve other gods, ful ; and at the beginning of his and worship them: then will I cut off reign he was wonderfully deserving of Israel out of the land which I have

praise. He, therefore, in his own given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will 1 person, by a shadow of the future, cast out of my sight: and Israel shall did not resemble Him.

foresignified CHRIST our LORD, but

Wherefore be a proverb and a byword among all

some things are so written of the people: and at this house, which is one as to be predicted of the other, high, every one that passeth by it while Holy Scripture, prophesying by shall be astonished, and shall hiss; things as well as by words, partly and they shall say, Why hath the outlines in Solomon a figure of future LORD done thus unio this land, and to

events. this house? And they shall answer,

Ry. Saul hath slain. p. xxvii.
Because they forsook the LORD their
God, who brought forth their fathers

Lesson V. out of the land of Egypt, and have FOR, besides the books of sacred taken hold upon other gods, and have history where his reign is reworshipped them, and served them : corded, the seventy-second Psalm is therefore hath the LORD brought upon inscribed with the title of his name. them all this evil.

In which so many things are said, Ry. God is the hearer. p. xxvi.

which cannot possibly be referred to

him, but suitable to the LORD CHRIST, Lesson III.

that it is evident that in the one AND it came to pass at the end of the figure was shadowed forth, in

twenty years, when Solomon had the other the Truth itself was prebuilt the two houses, the house of the sented. LORD, and the king's house, (now Ry. Ye mountains. p. xxvii.

Lesson VI.

had seen it: and, behold, the half FOR, not to speak of other things, was not told me : thy wisdom and

we know the boundaries by which prosperity exceedeth the fame which the kingdom of Solomon was rimited; I heard. and yet we read in that psalm: His do- Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. minion shall be also from the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto the

Lesson III. wurld’send; which we see accomplished HAPPY are thy men, happy are in CHRIST. For He began His kingdom these thy servants, which stand from the flood, where, being baptized continually before thee, and that hear by John, and pointed out by him, thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD He began to be acknowledged by the thy God, which delighted in thee, to disciples, who called Him, not only set thee on the throne of Israel : beMaster, but Lord also.

cause the LORD loved Israel for ever, Ry. vi. I took thee. p. xxvii.

therefore made he thee king, to do Rz. vii. I have sinned. p. xxviii.

judgment and justice. And she gave Ry. viii. Two Seraphim. p. xxix.

the king an hundred and twenty

talents of gold, and of spices very MONDAY.

great store, and precious stones : Of the 1st Book of Kings.

there came no more such abundance

of spices as these which the queen of Lesson 1. Chap. X.

Sheba gave to king Solomon. And AN

ND when the queen of Sheba the navy also of Hiram, that brought

heard of the fame of Solomon. gold from Ophir, brought in from concerning the name of the LORD, she Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and came to prove him with hard ques- precious stones. tions. And she came to Jerusalem

Ry. Hearken. p. xxviii. with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold,

TUESDAY. and precious stones: and when she

Of the 1st Book of Kings. was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

Lesson I. Chap. ii. And Solomon told her all her ques: BUT king Solomon loved many from the king, which he told her daughter of Pharaoh, women of the not.

Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, ZiRy. Remember. p. xxviii.

donians, and Hittites; of the nations

concerning which the LORD said unto Lesson II.

the children of Israel, Ye shall not go AN

ND when the queen of Sheba had in to them, neither shall they come in

seen all Solomon's wisdom, and unto you: for surely they will turn the house that he had built, and the away your heart after their gods : meat of his table, and the sitting of Solomon clave unto these in love. his servants, and the attendance of And he had seven hundred wives, his ministers, and their apparel, and princesses, and three hundred concuhis cupbearers, and his ascent by bines : and his wives turned away his which he went up unto the house of heart. For it came to pass, when the LORD ; there was no more spirit Solomon was old, that his wives turned in her. And she said to the king, It away his heart after other gods : and was a true report that I heard" in his heart was not perfect with the mine own land of thy acts and of thy LORD his God, as was the heart of wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the David his father. words, until I came, and mine eyes Ry. LORD, if thy people. p. xxxiv.

Lesson II.

was industrious, he made him ruler FOR Solomon went after Ashtoreth over all the charge of the house of

the goddess of the Zidonians, Joseph. and after Milcom the abomination of Rz. I have sinned. p. xxviii. the Ammonites. And Solomon did

Lesson II. evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the Lord, as did AND it came to pass at that time David his father. Then did Solomon

when Jeroboam went out of Jebuild an high place for Chemosh, the rusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the abomination of Moab, in the hill that Shilonite found him in the way; and is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, he had clad himself with a new garthe abomination of the children of ment; and they two were alone in Ammon. And likewise did he for all the field : and A hijah caught the new his strange wives, which burnt in- garment that was on him, and rent it cense and sacrificed unto their gods.

in twelve pieces : and he said to Je

roboam, Take thee ten pieces : for Ry. And it came to pass. p. XXXV.

thus saith the LORD, the God of Lesson III.

Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom AND the LORD was angry with out of the hand of Solomon, and will

Solomon, because his heart was give ten tribes to thee. turned from the LORD God of Israel, Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. which had appeared unto him twice,

Lesson III. and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after SOLOMON sought therefore to kill

Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, other gods : but he kept not that and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak which the LORD commanded. Where- king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until fore the LORD said unto Solomon, the death of Solomon. And the rest Forasmuch as this is done of thee, of the acts of Solomon, and all that and thou hast not kept my covenant he did, and his wisdom, are they not and my statutes, which I have com- written in the book of the acts of manded thee, I will surely rend the Solomon? And the time that Solokingdom from thee, and will give it mon reigned in Jerusalem over all to thy servant. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy slept with his fathers, and was buried

Israel was forty years. And Solomon father's sake.

in the city of David his father: and Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii.

Rehoboam his son reigned in his


Rz. Hearken. p. xxix.
Of the 1st Book of Kings.
Lesson I. Chap. ii.


Of the 1st Book of Kings.
AND Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an
Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's

Lesson I. Chap. xii. servant, whose mother's name was AND Rehoboam went

to Shechem: Zeruab, a widow woman,

for to lifted up his hand against the king. Shechem to make him king. And it And this was the cause that he lifted came to pass, when Jeroboam the son up his hand against the king: Solo. of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard mon built Millo, and repaired the of it, (for he was fled from the breaches of the city of David his presence of king Solomon, and Jerofather. And the man Jeroboam was boam dwelt in Egypt ;) that they a mighty man of valour: and Solo- sent and called him. And Jeroboam mon seeing the young man that he and all the congregation of Israel

even he


people returned from pursuing after

Lesson III. Israel: for Joab held back the people. / WHEREFORE Nathan

spake unto into a great pit in the wood, and laid Solomon, saying, Hast thou not a very great heap of stones upon heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith him.

doth reign, and David our lord knoweth Ry, Hearken. p. xxix.

it not? Now therefore come, let me,

I pray thee, give thee counsel, that SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

thou mayest save thine own life, and FIRST NOCTURN.

the life of thy son Solomon. Go and Here beginneth the 1st Book of get thee in unto king David, and say Rings.

unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O Lesson I. Chap. i.

king, swear unto thine handmaid,

saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son

old and Now king David was stricken in years; and they

shall reign after me, and he shall sit covered him with clothes, but he gat Adonijah reign? Behold, while thou

upon my throne ? why then doth no heat.

Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for yet talkest there with the king, I also my lord the king a young virgin : and will come in after thee, and confirm

And Bath-sheba went in let her stand before the king, and let unto the king into the chamber. her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get

Ry. The LORD that. p. xxvii. heat. So they sought for a fair

SECOND NOCTURN. damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag

From the Epistle of S. Jerome the Shunammite, and brought her to the

Priest to Nepotian, king. And the damsel was very fair,

Lesson IV. and cherished the king, and minis

2nd Epistle. tered

to him : but the king knew her DAVID, once a man of war, when not.

seventy years old, could get no Rz. Prepare. p. xxvi.

heat in his chilly age. Therefore the Lesson II.

damsel Abishag the Shunammite was

sought out from all the coasts of Israel THEN Ådonijah the son of Haggith to sleep with the

king, and to cherish king: and he prepared him chariots ammite, wife and virgin, so warm, as and horsemen, and fifty men to run to cherish one that is cold; so holy as before him. And his father had not not to entice him to desire ? Let displeased him at any time in saying, Solomon, the wisest of men, tell us Why hast thou done so ? and he also what those pleasures of his father was & very goodly man; and his mean, and let the peaceful one speak mother bare him after Absalom. And of the warrior's embraces. Get wishe conferred with Joab the son of dom, get understanding : forget it not; Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: neither decline from the words of my and they following Adonijah helped mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall him. But Zadok the priest, and preserve thee: love her, and she shall Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and keep thee. Wisdom is the principal Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and thing; therefore get wisdom; and Rei, and the mighty men which with all thy getting

get understanding. belonged to David, were not with Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: Adonijah.

she shall bring thee to honour, when Ry. God is the hearer. p. XXVI. thou dost embrace her.

She shall

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