1 Tunc congregavit Salomon om nes maiores natu Israel - om nes principes tribuum, duces familiarum filiorum Israel ad regem Salomonem - in Ierusalem, ut deferrent arcam foederis Domini de civitate David, id est de Sion.
2 Convenitque ad regem Salomonem universus Israel in mense Ethanim in sollemnitate, ipse est mensis septimus.
3 Veneruntque cuncti senes Israel, et tulerunt sacerdotes arcam
4 et portaverunt arcam Domini et tabernaculum conventus et omnia vasa sanctuarii, quae erant in tabernaculo; et ferebant ea sacerdotes et Levitae.
5 Rex autem Salomon et universus coetus Israel, qui convenerat ad eum, cum illo ante arcam immolabant oves et boves absque aestimatione et numero.
6 Et intulerunt sacerdotes arcam foederis Domini in locum suum in Dabir templi, in sanctum sanctorum, subter alas cherubim;
7 siquidem cherubim expandebant alas super locum arcae et protegebant arcam et vectes eius desuper.
8 Cumque eminerent vectes et apparerent summitates eorum foris in sanctuario ante Dabir, non apparebant ultra extrinsecus; qui et fuerunt ibi usque in praesentem diem.
9 In arca autem non erat aliud nisi duae tabulae lapideae, quas posuerat in ea Moyses in Horeb, quando pepigit Dominus foedus cum filiis Israel, cum egrederentur de terra Aegypti.
10 Factum est autem cum exissent sacerdotes de sanctuario, nebula implevit domum Domini,
11 et non poterant sacerdotes stare et ministrare propter nebulam; impleverat enim gloria Domini domum Domini.
12 Tunc ait Salomon: "Dominus dixit ut habitaret in nebula.
13 Aedificans aedificavi domum in habitaculum tuum, firmissimum solium tuum in sempiternum".
14 Convertitque rex faciem suam et benedixit omni ecclesiae Israel; omnis enim ecclesia Israel stabat.
15 Et ait: "Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel, qui locutus est ore suo ad David patrem meum et in manibus suis perfecit dicens:
16 "A die qua eduxi populum meum Israel de Aegypto, non elegi civitatem de universis tribubus Israel, ut aedificaretur domus, et esset nomen meum ibi; sed elegi David, ut esset super populum meum Israel".
17 Voluitque David pater meus aedificare domum nomini Domini, Dei Israel,
18 et ait Dominus ad David patrem meum: "Quod cogitasti in corde tuo aedificare domum nomini meo, bene fecisti hoc ipsum mente tractans;
19 verumtamen tu non aedificabis domum sed filius tuus, qui egredietur de lumbis tuis, ipse aedificabit domum nomini meo".
20 Confirmavit Dominus sermonem suum, quem locutus est; stetique pro David patre meo et sedi super thronum Israel, sicut locutus est Dominus, et aedificavi domum nomini Domini, Dei Israel.
21 Et constitui ibi locum arcae, in qua foedus est Domini, quod percussit cum patribus nostris, quando eduxit eos de terra Aegypti".
22 Stetit autem Salomon ante altare Domini in conspectu omnis ecclesiae Israel et expandit manus suas in caelum
23 et ait: "Domine, Deus Israel, non est similis tui Deus in caelo desuper et super terra deorsum, qui custodis pactum et misericordiam servis tuis, qui ambulant coram te in toto corde suo;
24 qui custodisti servo tuo David patri meo, quae locutus es ei; ore locutus es et manibus perfecisti, ut et haec dies probat.
25 Nunc igitur, Domine, Deus Israel, conserva famulo tuo David patri meo, quae locutus es ei dicens: "Non auferetur de te vir coram me, qui sedeat super thronum Israel, ita tamen, si custodierint filii tui viam suam, ut ambulent coram me, sicut tu ambulasti in conspectu meo".
26 Et nunc, Domine, Deus Israel, firmentur verba tua, quae locutus es servo tuo David patri meo.
27 Ergone putandum est quod vere Deus habitet super terram? Si enim caelum et caeli caelorum te capere non possunt, quanto magis domus haec, quam aedificavi!
28 Sed respice ad orationem servi tui et ad preces eius, Domine Deus meus; audi clamorem et orationem, quam servus tuus orat coram te hodie,
29 ut sint oculi tui aperti super domum hanc nocte ac die, super locum, de quo dixisti: "Erit nomen meum ibi", ut exaudias orationem, qua orat te servus tuus in loco isto,
30 ut exaudias deprecationem servi tui et populi tui Israel, quodcumque oraverint in loco isto, et exaudies in loco habitaculi tui in caelo et, cum exaudieris, propitius eris.
31 Si peccaverit homo in proximum suum et habuerit aliquod iuramentum, quo teneatur astrictus, et venerit propter iuramentum coram altari tuo in domum istam,
32 tu exaudies in caelo et facies et iudicabis servos tuos condemnans impium et reddens viam suam super caput eius iustificansque iustum et retribuens ei secundum iustitiam suam.
33 Si superatus fuerit populus tuus Israel ab inimicis suis, quia peccaturus est tibi, et agentes paenitentiam et confitentes nomini tuo venerint et oraverint et deprecati te fuerint in domo hac,
34 exaudi in caelo et dimitte peccatum populi tui Israel et reduces eos in terram, quam dedisti patribus eorum.
35 Si clausum fuerit caelum et non pluerit propter peccata eorum, et oraverint in loco isto confessi nomini tuo et a peccatis suis conversi propter afflictionem suam,
36 exaudi eos in caelo et dimitte peccata servorum tuorum et populi tui Israel et ostende eis viam bonam, per quam ambulent, et da pluviam super terram tuam, quam dedisti populo tuo in possessionem.
37 Fames si oborta fuerit in terra aut pestilentia aut uredo aut aurugo aut locusta vel bruchus, et afflixerit eum inimicus eius portas obsidens, omnis plaga, universa infirmitas,
38 cuncta oratio et deprecatio, quae acciderit omni homini de populo tuo Israel; si quis cognoverit plagam cordis sui et expanderit manus suas in domo hac,
39 tu audies in caelo in loco habitationis tuae et repropitiaberis et facies, ut des unicuique secundum omnes vias suas, sicut videris cor eius, quia tu nosti solus cor omnium filiorum hominum,
40 ut timeant te cunctis diebus, quibus vivunt super faciem terrae, quam dedisti patribus nostris.
41 Insuper et alienigena, qui non est de populo tuo Israel, cum venerit de terra longinqua propter nomen tuum
42 - audietur enim nomen tuum magnum et manus tua fortis et brachium tuum extentum ubique - cum venerit ergo et oraverit in hoc loco,
43 tu exaudies in caelo in loco habitationis tuae et facies omnia, pro quibus invocaverit te alienigena, ut sciant universi populi terrarum nomen tuum et timeant te, sicut populus tuus Israel, et probent quia nomen tuum invocatum est super domum hanc, quam aedificavi.
44 Si egressus fuerit populus tuus ad bellum contra inimicos suos per viam, quocumque miseris eos, et oraverint te contra viam civitatis, quam elegisti, et contra domum, quam aedificavi nomini tuo,
45 exaudies in caelo orationes eorum et preces eorum et facies iudicium eorum.
46 Quod si peccaverint tibi - non est enim homo qui non peccet - et iratus tradideris eos inimicis suis, et captivi ducti fuerint in terram inimicorum longe vel prope
47 et egerint paenitentiam in corde suo in loco captivitatis et conversi deprecati te fuerint in captivitate sua dicentes: "Peccavimus, inique egimus, impie gessimus";
48 et reversi fuerint ad te in universo corde suo et tota anima sua in terra inimicorum suorum, ad quam captivi ducti sunt, et oraverint te contra viam terrae suae, quam dedisti patribus eorum, et civitatis, quam elegisti, et templi, quod aedificavi nomini tuo,
49 exaudies in caelo in firmamento solii tui orationes eorum et preces eorum et facies iudicium eorum;
50 et propitiaberis populo tuo, qui peccavit tibi, et omnibus iniquitatibus eorum, quibus praevaricati sunt in te, et dabis misericordiam coram eis, qui eos captivos habuerint, ut misereantur eis
51 - populus enim tuus est et hereditas tua, quos eduxisti de terra Aegypti de medio fornacis ferreae -
52 ut sint oculi tui aperti ad deprecationem servi tui et populi tui Israel, et exaudias eos in universis, pro quibus invocaverint te.
53 Tu enim separasti eos tibi in hereditatem de universis populis terrae, sicut locutus es per Moysen servum tuum, quando eduxisti patres nostros de Aegypto, Domine Deus".
54 Factum est autem cum complesset Salomon orans Dominum omnem orationem et deprecationem hanc, surrexit de conspectu altaris Domini; utrumque enim genu in terram fixerat et manus expanderat in caelum.
55 Stetit ergo et benedixit omni ecclesiae Israel voce magna dicens:
8:56" Benedictus Dominus, qui dedit requiem populo suo Israel iuxta omnia, quae locutus est; non cecidit ne unus quidem sermo ex omnibus bonis, quae locutus est per Moysen servum suum.
57 Sit Dominus Deus noster nobiscum, sicut fuit cum patribus nostris, non derelinquens nos neque proiciens,
58 sed inclinet corda nostra ad se, ut ambulemus in universis viis eius et custodiamus mandata eius et decreta et iudicia, quaecumque mandavit patribus nostris.
59 Et sint sermones mei isti, quibus deprecatus sum coram Domino, appropinquantes Domino Deo nostro die ac nocte, ut faciat iudicium servo suo et populo suo Israel per singulos dies,
60 ut sciant omnes populi terrae quia Dominus ipse est Deus, et non est ultra absque eo.
61 Sit quoque cor vestrum perfectum cum Domino Deo nostro, ut ambuletis in decretis eius et custodiatis mandata eius sicut et hodie".
62 Igitur rex et omnis Israel cum eo immolabant victimas coram Domino.
63 Mactavitque Salomon hostias pacificas, quas immolavit Domino, boum viginti duo milia et ovium centum viginti milia. Et dedicaverunt templum Domini rex et omnes filii Israel.
64 In die illa sanctificavit rex medium atrii, quod erat ante domum Domini; fecit quippe holocaustum ibi et oblationem et adipem pacificorum, quoniam altare aereum, quod erat coram Domino, minus erat et capere non poterat holocaustum et oblationem et adipem pacificorum.
65 Fecit ergo Salomon in tempore illo festivitatem celebrem, et omnis Israel cum eo, ecclesia magna ab introitu Emath usque ad rivum Aegypti, coram Domino Deo nostro septem diebus.
66 Et in die octava dimisit populos; qui benedicentes regi profecti sunt in tabernacula sua laetantes et alacri corde super omnibus bonis, quae fecerat Dominus David servo suo et Israel populo suo.
King James Version
1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.
5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.
7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.
9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
12 ¶ Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)
15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying,
16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
22 ¶ And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:
29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.
30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.
31 ¶ If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:
32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
33 ¶ When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
35 ¶ When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
37 ¶ If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;
42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
44 ¶ If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:
45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.
54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
60 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
62 ¶ And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.
63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.
64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.
66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.