Christianity According to Christ

A Harmony and Consolidation of the Gospel of Jesus from Old and New Testaments -

The Sum of Man
Ec 1:1 The Words of the Teacher
Son of David, King in Jerusalem

Wisdom's Song

Pr 1:21d (beside) (at) in the gateways (entrances) (leading into) of the city
(Pr 8:3a/b)
Pr 9:1a Wisdom
Pr 8:2c takes her stand
Pr 8:11c and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Pr 8:2b she
Pr 9:1b has built her house
Pr 9:1c she has (Ed: and) hewn out its seven pillars
Pr 9:2a She has prepared her meat
Pr 9:2b and
Pr 9:2e she has also set her table
Pr 9:3a She has sent out her maids
Pr 8:2a On the heights along the way, where the paths meet
Pr 3:17d and
Pr 1:20b in the (noisy) street(s)
(Pr 1:21b)
Pr 9:3b and
Pr 1:20d in public squares
Pr 1:21a at the head (from the highest point) of (the city)
(Pr 9:3d)
Pr 1:20a/c (Does not) (I) (she) Wisdom (understanding) (Ed: herself) calls aloud (cries out) (raise(s) (Pr 1:21c/e) makes (her)(speech) (my) (voice) (says)
(Pr 8:1a/b)
(Pr 8:3c)
(Pr 8:4c)
(Pr 9:3c)
Pr 8:4d to all mankind

Pr 8:6a Listen
Pr 8:4b O men
Pr 8:6b for I have worthy things to say
Pr 8:4a To you
Pr 9:6a Leave your simple ways and
Pr 9:6c walk in the way of understanding.
Pr 9:4a Let all
Pr 9:4c Come in (Ed: to my house) here
Pr 9:5c and drink
Pr 9:2d her (the) wine
(Pr 9:5d)
Pr 9:5e I have
Pr 9:2c mixed
(Pr 9:5f)
Pr 9:5a Come
Pr 7:2b and
Pr 9:5b eat my (Ed: the) food (Ed: I have prepared)
Pr 8:10a/d Choose (get) my (knowledge) instruction (wisdom) (understanding)
(Pr 16:16b/f)
Pr 8:10b/e instead of (rather than)
(Pr 16:16c/g)
Pr 8:19b (Ed: re)fine(d)
Pr 8:10c silver
(Pr 8:19f)
(Pr 16:16h)
Pr 8:11c and
Pr 8:10g gold
(Pr 8:19c)
(Pr 16:16d)
Pr 8:10f (Ed: or) choice
(Pr 8:19e)
Pr 8:11b rubies
Pr 8:11a for (my) wisdom (fruit) (what I yield) is more precious (better) than (surpasses)
(Pr 8:19a/d)

Pr 8:12a I (Ed: am) wisdom
Pr 8:23b from eternity
Pr 8:22c before his deeds of old
Pr 8:22a The Lord brought me forth
Pr 8:23c from the beginning
Pr 8:23a I was appointed
Pr 8:22b as the first (Ed: source) of his works
Pr 8:23d before
Pr 3:19e he (were) set(tled) the heavens in place
(Pr 8:25b)
(Pr 8:27b)
Pr 8:26a before (when) he (gave) made
(Pr 8:29a)
Pr 8:26f the dust (Ed: substance)
Pr 8:26b/g (of) the (world) earth
(Pr 8:29g)
Pr 8:29d and when he
Pr 3:19c laid the earth(Ed: it)'s foundations
(Pr 8:29f)
Pr 8:25a/c before the (its) mountains (Ed: and) (hills) (Ed: and) (fields)
(Pr 8:26d)
Pr 8:24a/d When there were no
Pr 8:24b oceans
Pr 8:26c/e or (any of)
Pr 8:24e springs abounding with water
Pr 8:24c I was given birth
(Pr 8:25d)

Pr 8:27a I was there when
Pr 8:23e the world began
Pr 3:19b (when he) the Lord
(Pr 8:27c)
Pr 3:20c were (marked out) divided
Pr 8:27d
(Pr 8:29e)
Pr 8:27e the horizon on (Ed: between) the face
Pr 3:20b (of) the (deep)s
(Pr 8:27f)
(Pr 8:28e)
Pr 3:20d and
Pr 3:20e the clouds (above)
(Pr 8:28b)
Pr 8:28a when he established
Pr 8:28d the fountains (Ed: of)
Pr 8:29b the sea
Pr 8:28c and fixed securely
Pr 8:29c its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command
Pr 8:30a Then I was the craftsman at his side.

Pr 8:30b-31 I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.

Pr 8:32a Now then, my (Ed: children) (son)s
(Pr 7:1a)
Pr 8:32b listen to me (my)
(Pr 8:33a)
Pr 8:33a instruction
Pr 8:17d and
Pr 8:33c do not ignore it.
Pr 7:2d guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Pr 7:3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
Pr 8:35a For
Pr 8:14a (Ed: all good and true) Counsel and sound judgement are mine
Pr 8:9g to those
Pr 8:5b who are simple
(Pr 9:4b)
Pr 8:5f (I ) (have) (possess)(Ed:offer) gain (knowledge) (and) understanding
(Pr 8:12c)
(Pr 8:14b)
(Pr 8:14d)
Pr 8:9a To (those) the discerning
(Pr 9:4e)
Pr 8:5a You
(Pr 8:5d)
Pr 8:9h who (Ed: already possess these things, but) have knowledge
Pr 8:5e who are foolish
Pr 8:8g or
Pr 9:4f who lack judgment
Pr 8:5c gain (dwell together with) (Ed: I offer) prudence
(Pr 8:12b)
Pr 8:12e and discretion.

Pr 8:18a With me are
Pr 8:14c and power
Pr 8:18c and honor
Pr 8:18b/d (and) enduring (riches) wealth (prosperity)
Pr 3:19a (By me) (his) wisdom (understanding) (knowledge)
(Pr 3:19d)
(Pr 3:20a)
(Pr 8:15a)
Pr 8:15c reign
Pr 8:16d all
Pr 8:15b kings
Pr 8:16b princes
Pr 8:15d and
Pr 8:16e nobles
Pr 8:16f who rule
Pr 8:16e on earth
Pr 8:16a By (Ed: Through) me
Pr 8:15e rulers
Pr 8:16c govern (Ed: wisely) and
Pr 8:15f make laws that are
Pr 8:8e just
(Pr 8:15g)

Pr 8:34a blessed is the man who listens to me,
Pr 8:7d for
Pr 8:8a (They) All (of them) the (Ed: my) words
(Pr 8:9b)
(Pr 8:9d)
Pr 8:8d are
(Pr 8:9e)
Pr 8:9f faultless
Pr 8:8f no(Ed: t o)ne of them is crooked
Pr 8:6d my lips
(Pr 8:7e)
Pr 8:7f detest
Pr 8:8h perverse
(Pr 8:13e)
Pr 8:13f speech
Pr 8:6c I open
Pr 8:7a My mouth
(Pr 8:8c)
Pr 8:6d to speak(s) (Ed: only) (of) what is
(Pr 8:7b)
(Pr 8:8b)
Pr 8:6e right (Ed: and) (true)
(Pr 8:7c)
(Pr 8:9c)

Pr 8:32b blessed are those
Pr 8:32c who keep
Pr 3:18b to
Pr 3:17a (the) Her (my) (way)(s)
(Pr 3:17c)
(Pr 8:20b)
(Pr 8:32d)
Pr 8:34b watching daily at my doors; waiting at my doorway
Pr 8:13b (Ed: For) I hate (Ed: shun) pride and arrogance
Pr 8:7g wickedness (Ed: and)
Pr 8:13c evil behavior
Pr 8:13d and
Pr 8:20a I walk in
Pr 8:20c (Ed: the way of) righteousness
Pr 3:17e (along) all her (the) paths
(Pr 8:20d)
Pr 8:20e of justice

Pr 8:17d those who seek me find me
Pr 8:17c and
Pr 8:35b whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.
Pr 8:17b those who love me
Pr 8:17a I love
Pr 8:21 bestowing (Ed: true) wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full
Pr 8:36 Whoever fails to find me harms himself; all (Ed: and those) who hate me love death
Pr 9:11a For (Ed: only) through me
Pr 7:2c will you live
(Pr 9:6b)
Pr 8:33b and be wise(Ed: ly and well)
Pr 3:18c those who (lay hold of) embrace (Ed: me) her
(Pr 3:18d)
Pr 8:18g and
Pr 7:1b/d keep (store up) my (commands) words (within you)
(Pr 7:2a)
Pr 3:18a will be blessed.
Pr 9:11e years will be added to your life (Ed: their lives)
Pr 9:11b your (Ed: their) days will be many
Pr 9:11d and
Pr 3:17e are(Ed: filled with) peace
Pr 3:17b are pleasant (Ed: and joy)

The Teacher

1Ch 29:26a (Ed: I am) (Solomon) (son of) (Ed: King) David (his) son of Jesse
(1Ch 29:28b)
(2Ch 1:1a)
1Ki 2:11 He had (Ed: who) reigned (was king) over (all) Israel (Ed: for) forty years - seven years in (1Ch 29:26b-27) Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem
1Ki 2:10a Then
1Ch 29:28b at a good old age, (Ed: and) having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor
1Ki 2:10b (He) David (died) rested
(1Ch 29:28a)
1Ki 2:10d and was (Ed: we) buried (Ed: him)
1Ki 2:10c with his fathers
1Ki 2:10e in the City of David (Ed: he had made his own, Jerusalem.)

i1Ch 29:24c all (Ed: Now, I was but one) of King David's (Ed: many) sons
1Ch 29:21a (Then) The (Ed: very) next day
(2Ch 1:2a)
2Ch 1:2b Solomon (Ed: I) spoke (Ed: called them together)
1Ch 29:24b as well as (Ed: along with)
1Ch 29:24a (to) All the (leaders) officers and mighty (Ed: powerful men) (in Israel)
(2Ch 1:2c/j)
2Ch 1:2h to the judges
2Ch 1:2d/f (and) (Ed: the) commanders
2Ch 1:2e/i/g of thousands and of hundreds
2Ch 1:2k the heads of families
1Ki 3:4a (and Solomon) The king (Ed: led) (the whole assembly) went (up) to
(2Ch 1:3a)
(2Ch 1:6a)
1Ki 3:4f/b (the) high place (at) Gibeon
(2Ch 1:3b)
2Ch 1:6b (Ed: to) the bronze altar
1Ki 3:4d that was the
1Ki 3:4e most important
1Ch 29:21c in
1Ch 29:21h Israel (Ed: the land)
1Ki 3:4c for
(2Ch 1:3c)
1Ki 3:15e (Ed: it) stood before
(2Ch 1:6c)
2Ch 1:3d God's Tent of Meeting
(2Ch 1:6f)
2Ch 1:3g which the Lord's (Ed: His) servant Moses had made
2Ch 1:3h in the
(2Ch 1:6e)
2Ch 1:3i desert
2Ch 1:3g there
1Ki 3:4h Solomon (Ed: I)
1Ki 3:15f sacrificed (made sacrifices)
(1Ch 29:21c)
1Ch 29:21f in abundance
1Ki 3:4j a thousand
(1Ch 29:21h)
(2Ch 1:6h)
1Ch 29:21i bulls, a thousand rams and a thousand male lambs
1Ki 3:15h and
1Ki 3:4l on (it) that altar
(2Ch 1:6j)
1Ki 3:15h (together with their) fellowship (drink) offerings (and other sacrifices)
(1Ch 29:21i)
1Ki 3:4g/i and (Ed: I) (presented) offered (Ed: them as)
(1Ch 29:21e)
(2Ch 1:6g)
1Ki 3:4k burnt offerings
(1Ki 3:15g)
(1Ch 29:21f)
(2Ch 1:6i)
1Ch 29:21d/g to (him) the Lord

1Ki 3:15e and
1Ki 3:25h Then (they) he (Ed: Afterward, I)
(1Ch 29:22d)
1Ki 3:25i gave a (Ed: great) feast (for all) his (Ed: the entire) court
(1Ch 29:21g)
1Ki 4:20b (they) The people ate (and) they drank and (with great joy) they were
(1Ch 29:22b) happy
1Ch 29:21b they
(1Ch 29:22a)
1Ch 29:22e acknowledged (pledged their submission to) Solomon son of David (Ed: me and)
(1Ch 29:24d)
1Ch 29:22b/h in the presence of (before) the Lord
1Ch 29:22g anointing him (Ed: anointed me)
1Ch 29:22f/i as (to be) (Ed: their) king (ruler)
(1Ch 29:22i)

1Ki 3:5c during the (that) night
(2Ch 1:7a)
1Ki 3:5a At Gibeon
1Ki 3:5b the Lord (God) (Ed: himself) appeared to Solomon (Ed: me)
(2Ch 1:7b)
1Ki 3:5e and God (Ed: he) said (to him) (Ed: me), "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
(2Ch 1:7b)

1Ki 3:6a Solomon (Ed: I) answered
1Ki 3:7b O Lord my God
1Ki 3:6b/e You have shown (continued this) great kindness to (him) your servant
(2Ch 1:8b)
1Ki 3:6c my father David
(1Ki 3:7d)
(1Ki 8:20c)
(1Ki 8:24b)
(1Ki 8:25d)
(2Ch 1:8c)
1 Ki 2:4a and
(1Ki 8:26a)
1Ki 3:6d because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart
1Ki 8:24c (when) with your mouth you have (said) promised (Ed: him that)
(1Ki 8:25h)
1 Ki 2:4d/f your (a) (man) (Ed: his) descendants (sons)
(1Ki 8:25j/n)
1 Ki 2:4c If (only)
(1Ki 8:25m)
1 Ki 2:4e (are) (Ed: they were) (careful) watch how they live (in all they do), and if they (to) walk
(1Ki 8:25o) faithfully before me (Ed: you) with all their heart and soul (as you have done) (Ed: he did)
1 Ki 2:4e you will (shall) (Ed: would) never fail to have
(1Ki 8:25i)
1Ki 8:25k to sit before me
1 Ki 2:4g on the throne of Israel
(1Ki 8:25l)
1Ki 8:24d and
1Ki 8:24e with (Ed: by) your hand
1Ki 3:6g this very (as it is to)day
(1Ki 8:24g)
1 Ki 2:4b (just as) (you) (have) The Lord (has) (fulfilled) (have) (kept) may keep (let) (it) (your) that
(1Ki 8:20a/c) (word) the his promise(d)(s) he (you) made (to) (him) (me) (for) (your servant) (David my (1Ki 8:24a/f) father) (be confirmed) (come true)
(1Ki 8:25c/e)
(1Ki 8:26d)
(2Ch 1:9c)
1Ki 3:6f and (for) (you) have given (made) him a son (Ed: by making) (me) (I) (your servant) (have (1Ki 3:7c) succeeded) to sit up(on) his (the) throne (of Israel) (king in) (his) (place of)
(1Ki 8:20b/f)
(2Ch 1:8d)
(2Ch 1:9d)

1Ki 3:7d But (and)
(1Ki 8:20d)
(1Ki 8:26a)
1Ki 3:7a Now
(1Ki 8:20e)
(1Ki 8:25a)
(1Ki 8:26b)
(2Ch 1:9a)
1Ki 8:25b (O) Lord, God of Israel
(1Ki 8:26c)
(2Ch 1:9b)
1Ki 3:8a Your servant is here (Ed: I am, ruler)
1Ki 3:8b among (over) the (a) (Ed: your) chosen people (of Judah and Israel) (who) you have
(1Ki 4:20a)
(2Ch 1:9h)
1Ki 3:8c a great people too numerous to count or number.
1Ki 3:9g For who is able to (Ed: can) govern this (Ed: so) great (Ed: a nation) people of yours?"
(2Ch 1:10e)
1Ki 3:7e (Ed: And) I am only (Ed: like) a little child
1Ch 29:1b young and inexperienced
1Ki 3:7f and do not know how to carry out my duties.
2Ch 1:9b Lord God
1Ki 3:9b give (Ed: Grant) (me) your servant
(2Ch 1:10a)
1Ki 3:9c a discerning heart
1Ki 3:9a So
2Ch 1:10c that I may
1Ki 3:9f to distinguish between right and wrong.
1Ki 3:9e and
2Ch 1:10b (Ed: the) wisdom and knowledge
1Ki 3:9d to (lead) govern (this) your people
(2Ch 1:10d)

1Ki 3:11d and
1Ki 3:11a So God said to him (Solomon) (Ed: me),
(2Ch 1:11a)
1Ki 3:10a The Lord was (Ed: I am) pleased that Solomon
1Ki 3:11e (you have) not (asked) for (a) long life or wealth(, riches) (and) (honor) for yourself, nor (or) (2Ch 1:11e) (you) have (not) asked for (the death of your enemies)
1Ki 3:10b (but) (you) had (have) asked for this (wisdom and knowledge)
(1Ki 3:11c/g)
(2Ch 1:11f)
2Ch 1:11d and
1Ki 3:11h discernment in administering justice
2Ch 1:12a therefore
1Ki 3:11b Since
(2Ch 1:11b)
2Ch 1:11c this is your heart's desire
1Ki 3:12a I will do what you have asked.
1Ki 3:12b I will give (be given to) you (Ed: shall have)
(2Ch 1:12c)
1Ki 3:12c (knowledge and) a wise and discerning heart (wisdom)
(2Ch 1:12b)
2Ch 1:11g to govern my people over whom I have made you king
1Ki 3:13a Moreover
1Ki 3:14b if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as did your father David
1Ki 3:13b I will (also) give you
(2Ch 1:12c)
1Ki 3:13c what you have not asked for
1Ki 3:14c I will give you (Ed: shall have) a long life.
1Ki 3:14a And
(2Ch 1:12b)
1Ki 3:13d both (wealth) riches and honor
(2Ch 1:12d)
2Ch 1:12e such as no king who was before you ever had and none
1Ki 3:13f in your lifetime
2Ch 1:12f (Ed: or) after you will have
1Ki 3:13g among kings you will have no equal
1Ki 3:12e there will never have been
1Ki 3:12g nor will there ever
1Ki 3:12h be
(2Ch 1:9e)
1Ki 3:12f anyone (Ed: another) like you

1Ki 3:15a Then Solomon (Ed: I) awoke and he (Ed: although I) realized (Ed: that) it had been (Ed: only) a dream (Ed: I took it as a sign that)
1Ki 5:4c the Lord my (his) God
(2Ch 1:1e)
2Ch 1:1f was with (Ed: me) him
1Ki 3:15b He (Ed:I came down from Gibeon, and) returned to Jerusalem
1Ki 2:12b (and) Solomon sat (Ed: there I took my place up)on the throne
(1Ch 29:23b)
2Ch 1:6d (of) the Lord
(1Ch 29:23c)

Power and Honor

1Ki 2:12a (So) (Ed: it) was (that)
(1Ki 3:12d)
(1Ki 3:13e)
(1Ch 29:23a)
1Ch 29:23d (Ed: I) (succeeded) in place of (him) his (Ed: my) father David
(1Ch 29:28e)
1Ch 29:23c (as king)
(1Ch 29:28f)
2Ch 1:1c and (Ed: I immediately set out to establish)ed himself (Ed: myself) firmly over (Ed: my) hiskingdom

1Ki 2:1 When (Ed: As) the time (Ed: of his death) drew near for (Ed: King) David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son (Ed: had charged me to)
1Ki 2:6a Deal with
2Sa 16:5f Shimei son of Gera
2Sa 16:5d a man from the same clan as (Ed: a kinsman of my father's predecessor, King) Saul's family
2Sa 16:5g and
2Sa 20:23a Joab (son of Zeruiah) (Ed: who) was (Ed: in) over (Ed: all command of the) Israel's entire army
2Sa 16:5h he (Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who) cursed (Ed: had) (called down 1Ki 2:8b bitter curses on me) (Ed: my father and)
2Sa 16:6a He pelted David and all the king's officials (Ed: him) with stones
2Sa 15:14 (as) Then David (Ed: when) (he) (must leave) (came) (Ed: was driven) (out) (immediately)
(2Sa 16:5i) (Ed: of) Jerusalem (Ed: for a time by my rebellious older brother) Absalom
1Ki 2:5b Joab
1Ki 2:32b (Ed: for personal reasons and) without the (Ed: King David's) knowledge of my father David he (Ed: had) attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them - Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa on of Jether, commander of (Ed: the commanders of the armies of Israel and Judah)'s army.

1Ki 1:7d and
1Ki 1:5a Now
(1Ki 2:13a)
1Ki 1:7c Joab son of Zeruiah
1Ki 1:7b conferred (Ed: conspired) with
1Ki 1:7e with
1Ki 1:7g the (Ed: high) priest
1Ki 1:7f Abiathar
1Ki 2:21c to your (Ed: make my) brother Adonijah
1 Ki 1:13b become king (Ed: in my place. At their urging,)
1Ki 1:5b Adonijah (went) put (Ed: presented) himself forward
(1Ki 2:13c)
1Ki 2:13d to (Ed: my mother) Bathsheba, Solomon's mother
1Ki 2:17b Please ask King Solomon - he will not refuse you - (Ed: and pleaded with her) to (Ed: help him gain my approval for his)
1Ki 2:21b be given in marriage to
1Ki 1:3b Abishag
1Ki 1:4a The girl was very beautiful (Ed: and popular)
1Ki 1:2b young
1Ki 1:3d Shunamite (Ed: woman)
1Ki 1:4c she (Ed: who) took care of the king
1Ki 1:1a When King David was old and well advanced in (Ed: his declining) years
1Ki 2:22a King Solomon answered his (Ed: I told my) mother
1Ki 2:22c You (Ed: I) may as well request (Ed: give him) the kingdom for
1Ki 2:22f (Ed: as) my older brother
1Ki 2:13b Adonijah, (he is) the son of Haggith (Ed: was)
(1Ki 2:22e)
1Ch 29:25b in the sight (Ed: eyes) of all (many in) Israel
1Ki 1:27b sit on (Ed: the legitimate heir to) the throne of my lord the king after him (Ed: and this marriage would further strengthen his claim)

1Ki 2:25a (Ed: And) So King Solomon (Ed: I) gave orders to (Ed: my servant) Benaiah son of
Jehoiada) and he struck (Ed: to strike) down Adonijah
1Ki 2:34b Joab and
1Ki 2:46c Shimei
1Ki 2:46b he went out (Ed: This was done) and struck down
1Ki 2:35a The king (Ed: I) put Benaiah son of Jehoiada
1Ki 2:35c in Joab's position
1Ki 2:35b over the army (Ed: as commander of my armies)
1Ki 2:26f because you carried the ark of the Sovereign Lord before (Ed: of his past service to) my father David and shared all my father's hardships
1Ki 2:26c the king (Ed: I) said (Ed: allowed)
1Ki 2:26b Abiathar the priest
1Ki 2:26a To
1Ki 2:26d Go back (Ed: retire) to your fields (Ed: his estates) in Anathoth
1Ki 2:35d and I replaced Abiathar (Ed: him) with (Ed: my own man) Zadok the priest.

1Ki 4:7a Solomon (Ed: I) also had (Ed: installed my own men as)
1Ki 4:7c governors over
1Ki 4:7b (Ed: the) twelve district(s)
1Ki 4:7d all (Ed: of) Israel
1Ki 4:27a The (Ed: To ensure that none of) district officers (Ed: them became too wealthy and powerful, I required)
1Ki 4:7g (Each) one had to
(1Ki 4:27b)
1Ki 4:7e/h who supplied (provide) provisions (supplies)
(1Ki 4:27d)
1Ki 4:27e for king Solomon and all who came to the king's table
1Ki 4:7i for one (in his) month in (Ed: of) the year.
(1Ki 4:27c)
1Ki 4:27f They saw to it that nothing was lacking
1Ki 4:7f for the king (Solomon's) and (Ed: supplied) the royal household (daily provisions)
(1Ki 4:22a)
1Ki 4:22b were thirty cors (Ed: with 185 bushels) of fine flour and sixty cors (Ed: 375 bushels) of meal
1Ki 4:23a ten head of stall-fed cattle, (Ed: and) twenty of pasture-fed cattle
1Ki 4:23c as well as
1Ki 4:23f choice fowl
1Ki 4:23e and
1Ki 4:23d deer, gazelles, roebucks (Ed: wild game)
1Ki 4:23b and a hundred sheep and goats
1Ki 2:46f now (Ed: With this)
1Ki 2:12g his (Ed: my) rule
1Ki 2:12h was
(1Ki 2:46e)
1Ki 2:12i firmly established
2Ch 8:6b and
1Ch 29:23h (over) all (who lived and walked under the sun) Israel
(1Ch 29:25g)
(Ec 4:15b)
Ec 4:15c followed the youth, the (Ed: acknowledged me as) king's (David's rightful) successor
1Ki 2:12f and
1Ch 29:23i obeyed (Ed: my commands) him.

1Ki 2:46d (Ed: With) The (Ed: my) kingdom
1Ki 2:46h in Solomon's hands (Ed: I turned my attention to its borders)
1Ki 3:1a Solomon (Ed: I) made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter.
1Ki 9:16 (Ed: To celebrate the occasion) Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer (Ed: Gaza). He had set (Ed: setting) it on fire. He killed (Ed: and killing) its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it (Ed: to us) as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon's wife.
1Ki 5:12d (Ed: I negotiated) made a treaty
1Ki 5:1c (Ed: with) Hiram king of Tyre
1Ki 4:24a For he ruled (Ed: which gave me control) over all the kingdoms (Ed: to the north)
1Ki 4:25b from Dan to
1Ki 4:24d from Tiphsah to
2Ch 8:3a Solomon (I, myself)
2Ch 8:3b/d then (captured) went to
1Ki 9:18c Tadmor
(2Ch 8:4b)
1Ki 9:18a (as well as) Baalath
(2Ch 8:6a)
2Ch 8:3c/e (he had built in) Hamath Zobah (it) and
(2Ch 8:4e)
1Ki 9:17e (Upper) (and) Lower Beth Horon (Ed: the Arabian settlements)
(2Ch 8:5b)
1Ki 9:18d in the desert (Ed: to the east)
(2Ch 8:4c)
1Ki 4:21f and
1Ki 4:21h all his (Ed: throughout my) life.
1Ki 4:21c These countries
1Ki 4:21g were Solomon's subjects (Ed: to my command)

2Ch 8:2d (Ed: I) settled Israelites
1Ki 9:22d his fighting men
(2Ch 8:9e)
1Ki 9:18e (throughout) with(in them) (all) his (the) land (Ed: this new) (territory he ruled)
(1Ki 9:19e)
(2Ch 8:2e)
(2Ch 8:6g)
1Ki 9:23a They were also (Ed: To serve as)
(2Ch 8:10a)
1Ki 9:22e his (the) (King Solomon's) (Ed: my) (chief) government officials
(1Ki 9:23b)
(1Ki 9:23e)
(2Ch 8:10b)
(2Ch 8:10d)
1Ki 9:18b and
(1Ki 9:22h)
(2Ch 8:9h)
1Ki 9:22f/g/i his officers (captains) (Ed: military) (commanders of)
(2Ch 8:9f/g/i)
1Ki 9:17a And
1Ki 9:21c Solomon (Ed: I) conscripted
(2Ch 8:8c)
1Ki 9:20 All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these people were not Israelites) (Ed: who lived there)
(2Ch 8:7)
1Ki 9:21a that is, their descendants remaining in the land, (Ed: those) whom the Israelites could (had) (Ed: we did) not exterminate (destroyed)
(2Ch 8:8a)
1Ki 9:21d for his slave labor
(2Ch 8:8d)
2Ch 8:5d and with
1Ki 9:21b these (Ed: this work) (force)
(1Ki 9:21e)
(2Ch 8:8b)
(2Ch 8:8e)
1Ki 9:17b (He) Solomon (Ed: I) (also) re(built up)
(1Ki 9:17d)
(2Ch 8:2a)
(2Ch 8:4a)
(2Ch 8:5a)
1Ki 9:17c Gezer (Ed: Gaza)
1Ki 9:19b and the (villages) towns
(2Ch 8:2b)
2Ch 8:2c that Hiram had given (Ed: ceded to me) him
1Ki 9:19d whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and (Ed: other strategic locations)
(2Ch 8:6f)
2Ch 8:5c as (Ed: into) fortified cities, with walls
2Ch 8:5e gates and bars
1Ki 9:19a as well as (and) all his (the) store cities (Ed: facilities to accomodate)
(2Ch 8:4d)
(2Ch 8:6c/d)
1Ki 9:19c for (his) (Ed: my) (horses) (chariots and) (charioteers)
(1Ki 9:22j)
(2Ch 8:6e)
(2Ch 8:9j)
1Ki 9:22b Solomon (Ed: I) did not make slaves of (Ed: use) any of the Israelites
(2Ch 8:9b)
(2Ch 8:9c) for his (Ed: this) work
1Ki 9:22a But (Ed: put them) they (550) (two hundred and fifty) were
1Ki 9:22c
(1Ki 9:23d)
(2Ch 8:9a)
(2Ch 8:10c)
1Ki 9:23c in charge of Solomon's (Ed: the) projects
1Ki 9:23f (Ed: and of) supervising the men who did the work (Ed: laborers)
(2Ch 8:10e)

2Ch 1:1d the Lord his God was with (Ed: me) him and
Ec 2:9e In all this
1Ki 4:24f and
1Ki 4:25a During Solomon's (Ed: my) lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba,
1Ki 4:24g had (There were) peace(ful relations) (rest) on all (every side)s
(1Ki 5:4e)
(1Ki 5:12b)
1Ki 5:4g there is no adversary or disaster (fell upon us)
1Ki 5:4f and
1Ki 4:25c each man
1Ki 4:25b lived in safety
1Ki 4:25g under his own vine and fig tree

1Ki 8:20a (Ed: I thought to myself,) The Lord has kept the promise he made (Ed: to me)
1Ki 3:5d in a (Ed: my) dream (Ed: at Gibeon, and more!)
1Ki 8:20b I have succeeded David my father
1Ki 5:12c and
1Ki 8:20d I sit (Ed: securely) on the throne of Israel
Ed 4:15b all who lived and walked under the sun followed (Ed: me) the youth, (Ed: and regard me as) the king( Ed: David)'s (Ed: true) successor.
1Ch 29:25a The Lord (Ed: has) highly exalted Solomon (Ed: me) in the sight of all Israel (Ed: the
1Ki 4:20b (Ed: who, as he promised our father Abraham, are) as numerous (measureless) as the
(1Ki 4:29c) (dust of the earth) (Ed: and the) sand on the seashore
(2Ch 1:9i)
1Ki 4:21a And Solomon (Ed: For,) as he also promised Abraham, I) ruled over all the kingdoms (Ed: land) from the River (Ed: Euphrates) to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.
Ec 2:9a I became (Ed: am) greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me

Ec 4:8c yet his (Ed: my) eyes were not content
1Ki 5:12b (Ed: because,) just as he (the Lord) had (Ed: also) promised (Ed: me,) him
(1Ki 8:20e)
1Ki 5:12a the Lord gave (Ed: me) Solomon wisdom
Ec 4:1b I looked
Ec 4:1a Again
Ec 2:9b In (with) (Ed: at) all t(his wealth) (Ed: abundance)
(Ec 4:8d)
Ec 3:16a And
Ec 3:16b I saw something else
1Ki 4:29a God gave Solomon (Ed: had granted me)
1Ki 3:11f the death of your (Ed: my) enemies (Ed: and those)
1Ki 2:12c of his (Ed: my) father David
1Ch 29:25d and (Ed: thereby)
1Ki 2:46g firmly established (Ed: my rule)
1Ch 29:25f over Israel
Ec 4:15a (Ed: but) I saw that
Ec 4:8b There was no end to (Ed: t)his toil
Ed 4:8f a miserable business.
Ec 4:8a There (Ed: and that I) was (Ed: now) a man all alone; he (Ed: I) had neither son nor brother.
Ec 4:8e "For whom am I toiling," he (Ed: I) asked, "and why am I depriving myself of (Ed: the) enjoyment (of family and friends)? This too is meaningless

2Ch 1:1e (Ed: The Lord had) made (Ed: me) him exceedingly great
Ec 4:16d But
Ec 2:9c my wisdom stayed with (Ed: continued to nag at) me.
Ec 4:16a There was no end to all the (Ed: great) people
Ec 1:11b men of old
Ec 4:16b who were before (Ed: preceeded me, I thought)
Ec 1:11a (Ed: yet now) There is no remembrance of
Ec 4:16c them.
Ec 1:11c and
Ec 2:12b What more can
Ec 2:12c the king's (Ed: their) successor do than what has already been done?
Ec 1:11f will
Ec 1:11e those who (follow) are yet to come (came later)
(Ec 1:11h)
(Ec 4:16e)
Ec 4:16f were not (Ed: be any more) pleased with (Ed: me?)the successor
Ec 1:11d (Ed: will I) even
Ec 1:11g not be remembered by

Pr 13:23b (Ed: I looked out over a land of peace and plenty) but (Ed: there,)
Ec 3:16d In the place of judgment (Ed: and) (justice)
(Ec 3:16f)
Ec 4:1f I saw
Ec 4:1d all the (wickedness) (Ed: and) oppression that was taking place (there)
(Ec 3:16e)
(Ec 3:16g)
Ec 4:1c and (Ed: I) saw
Ec 4:1g the tears of the oppressed
Ec 4:1h and they have (Ed: had) no comforter (Ed: because all)
(Ec 4:1j)
Ec 4:1i Power
Ec 3:16c under the sun
(Ec 4:1e)
Ec 4:1j was on the side of their oppressors
Pr 12:11a He (a poor) (Ed: I saw that even though the) (man's) who works his land (field) will (may)
(Pr 13:23a) have (produce) abundant food
Pr 13:23c injustice sweeps it away.
Ec 5:8e for
Ec 5:9a The increase from the land is taken by all (Ed: who are over him)
2Ch 1:1g and
Ec 5:9b (Ed: it is) the king himself (Ed: who) profits (Ed: most) from the fields (Ed: his labor)
Pr 28:3 A(Ed: nd I saw that those) ruler who oppresses the(Ed: se) poor is like (Ed: souls are
worse than) a driving rain that leaves no crops (Ed: at all)

Ec 5:8c (Ed: I tried to reassure myself, saying:) do not be surprised at
Ec 5:8a If (Ed: when) you see
Ec 5:8b (such things) the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied
(Ec 5:8d)
Ec 5:8f (Ed: It's the way of the world that) one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both
are others higher still. (Ed: and they are all entitled to their tribute)
Ec 22:2 (Ed: But then I thought, the powerful) Rich and (Ed: the weak) poor have this in common:
The Lord is the maker of them all.
Ec 3:17b (Ed: And he) God will bring
Ec 3:17d judgment
Ec 3:17c to
Ec 3:17e both the righteous and the wicked
Pr 21:13 (Ed: Then,) If a man (Ed: has) shuts his ears to the cry of the poor (Ed: oppressed), he too
will cry out and not be answered.
Ec 8:9d (Ed: So, in the end,) a man lords it over others to his own hurt.
Pr 16:8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Pr 16:19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.


Ec 1:14c (This) (Ed: So it was that I determined that) all of them (too) are (is) (Ed: power and honors (Ec 4:16g) that the Lord had bestowed on me were) meaningless, a chasing after the wind
Pr 13:22a (Ed: And, although these things continued to come my way, never again did I seek or take pleasure in them. I looked for some otherf way to fulfill the great promises and exercise the wisdom the Lord had given me. And it cameto me that) A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children
Pr 14:24a (Ed: that) the
Pr 14:24d crown
Pr 14:24c of the wise is their
Pr 14:24b wealth (Ed: And so I set out to build a great treasury for the people God had entrusted to me.)

1 Ki 10:15d and from all the kings of Arabia(n kings) and the governors of the (Ed: my outlying
(2Ch 9:14e) provinces) land
(Ec 2:8b)
1Ki 4:21e (that) brought (Ed: alone) (I amassed) (Ed: demanded and) (received) tribute (silver and (2Ch 9:13b) gold) (to Solomon) (for myself) and (the) (treasure of)
(2Ch 9:14f/h)
(Ec 2:8a)
1 Ki 10:14a/c The weight of (Ed: 25 tons of) the gold that Solomon received was 666 talents
(2Ch 9:13a/d)
1 Ki 10:14b (year)ly (after year)
(1 Ki 10:25a)
(2Ch 9:13c)
(2Ch 9:24a)
1 Ki 10:15a (Ed: and this did) not includ(Ed:e)ing
(2Ch 9:14a)
1 Ki 10:15b the (treasure) (Ed: vast) revenues
(2Ch 9:14b)
(Ec 2:8d)
1 Ki 10:15c from (brought in by) (Ed: my) merchants and traders
(2Ch 9:14c)
1Ki 9:26a (Ed: For I) (the) King Solomon also (had) built (a fleet of trading) ships (at sea)
(1 Ki 10:22a)
(2Ch 9:21a)
1Ki 9:26b at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea
1Ki 9:27c to serve in the fleet (Ed: and) (manned by) (Ed: it with)
(2Ch 9:21b)
1Ki 9:27b (Ed: experienced) sailors who knew the sea
1Ki 9:27a And (Ed: sent to me by) (of) (Ed: King) (of) Hiram('s) sent his men
(1 Ki 10:22d)
(2Ch 9:21c)
1Ki 9:27d (along) (Ed: as well as) with Solomon's (Ed: my own) men
(1 Ki 10:22b)
1 Ki 10:22e Once every three years (Ed: or so)
(2Ch 9:21d)
1Ki 9:28b They (it) (the men of Hiram('s ships) (and the men of Solomon) sailed to (returned) (from) (1Ki 10:11) Ophir(carrying) (to King Solomon) and (which they) (the ships) brought back (delivered)
(1 Ki 10:22c/f) 420 talents (Ed: yet another 16 tons) of gold and (also) (from there) (Ed: as well as) (great (2Ch 9:14g) cargos of) silver, ivory, (precious stones) (and apes and baboons) (Ed: exotic animals) (2Ch 9:21e) (and) (Ed: valuable) (algumwood) (Ed: timber not found in Israel)
1 Ki 10:27c cedar (Ed: for example, became) (was) as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the (Ed: (2Ch 1:15d) Judean) foothills.
(2Ch 9:27d)

1 Ki 10:26a/b (he) (Ed: I) Solomon accumulated (had fourteen hundred) chariots and (twelve thousand) (2Ch 1:14a/b) horses
2Ch 9:28a Solomon's (Ed: war) horses were
2Ch 9:28b imported
2Ch 9:28c from Egypt and from all other (Ed: the Arabian) countries.
1 Ki 10:26c which he (Ed: I) kept
(2Ch 1:14c)
1 Ki 10:25c (Ed: along with stores of) weapons
(2Ch 9:24c)
1 Ki 10:26d in the chariot (Ed: fortified) cities and also with him (Ed: close by my side) in Jerusalem.
(2Ch 1:14d)
Ec 2:7a I bought male and female slaves and had (Ed: many) other slaves who were born in my house
2Ch 1:14a (I) Solomon (amassed) accumulated (owned more)
(Ec 2:7b)
Ec 2:7c herds and flocks
1 Ki 10:25e and (Ed: draft) horses and mules
(2Ch 9:24e)
Ec 2:7d than anyone in Jerusalem before me (Ed: even dreamed of.)

Pr 19:4a (Ed: And) Wealth brings many friends
2Ch 9:23a (Ed: As news of my power and riches spread) All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon (Ed: me. And)
1 Ki 10:25b/d everyone (Ed: of them) who came brought a gift(Ed: s) - articles of silver and gold, and (2Ch 9:24b) robes (Ed: rich garments)
2Ch 9:24d and spices
1 Ki 10:21a (and) All King Solomon's (Ed: The) goblets (Ed: on my table) were gold
(2Ch 1:15b)
(2Ch 9:20a)
(2Ch 9:27b)
1 Ki 10:21b and all the household articles in the (Ed: my) Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were (Ed:
(2Ch 9:20b) of) pure(Ed: est) gold. Nothing was made of silver, because
1 Ki 10:27a (Ed: I) The king made (Ed: it) silver
2Ch 1:15a
(2Ch 9:27a)
1 Ki 10:27b as common in Jerusalem as stones and
(2Ch 1:15c)
(2Ch 9:27c)
1 Ki 10:21d in Solomon's (Ed: throughout my) days
(2Ch 9:20c)
1 Ki 10:21c silver (Ed: it) was considered of little value
(2Ch 9:20b)

1Ch 29:23f (Ed: By every measure, I ) He (King Solomon) prospered Ed: became) (was) greater in
(2Ch 9:22a) riches)
1Ch 29:25f such as no (than all the) (Ed: any) (other) king(s)
(2Ch 9:22c)
2Ch 9:22d of (under) the (sun) (Ed: on) earth
(Ec 5:13c)
1Ch 29:25h ever had before (Ed: or since.)
Ec 5:13a (Ed: But, in my wisdom,) I have seen (Ed: saw)
Ec 5:13b a grievous evil (Ed: in it all:)
(Ec 5:16b)
Ec 5:13d wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner.
Ec 5:11b And (Ed: Of) what benefit are they (Ed: is it) to (Ed: him locked away) the owner except to (Ed: that he) feast his eyes on them (Ed: it?)
Ec 5:14a or wealth lost through some misfortune:
Pr 23:5a Cast but a glance at riches and
Pr 23:5f like an eagle(Ed: s)
Pr 23:5e they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky.
Pr 23:5c they are gone (Ed: forever,)
Ec 5:14b so that when he has a son (Ed: and) there is nothing left for him (Ed: a man's inheritors).
Ec 5:10a (Ed: The love of wealth for wealth's sake.)Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.
Pr 23:5d for
Ec 5:11a As goods increase, so do those who consume them.
Ec 5:12d (Ed:The cares of wealth.) the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
Pr 13:8a A man's (Ed: His) riches may ransom his life
Pr 13:8b but
(Ec 5:12c)
Pr 13:8c a poor man hears no threat.
Ec 5:12b (Ed: And) whether he eats little or much
Ec 5:12a The sleep of a (Ed: man who) laborer(Ed: s for his bread) is sweet

Pr 10:22 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
Pr 10:15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor
Pr 10:16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
Pr 11:4 Wealth is wothless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Pr 11:28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteousness will thrive like a green leaf.
Pr 15:16 Better a little with fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Pr 15:17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
Ec 5:10b (Ed: And I said to myself,) This too is
(Ec 5:16a)
Ec 5:10c meaningless.
Ec 5:15b a man comes
(Ec 5:16c)
Ec 5:15a Naked
Ec 5:15c from his mother's womb, and as he comes
Ec 5:15d so he departs.
(Ec 5:16d)
Ec 5:15e He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
Ec 5:16e and what does he (Ed: one ) gain
Ec 5:16f since he toil(Ed: ing)s for the wind?
Pr 23:4a Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
Pr 23:4d to show
Pr 23:4c the (Ed: your) wisdom
Pr 23:4b (Ed: by exerciisng) have
Pr 23:4e restraint (Ed: good judgment, and use this fleeting and meaningless wealth for something that endures.")


Ec 2:4a (Ed: And so it was that) I undertook great (Ed: construction) projects.
Ec 2:5a I made (established) gardens and parks
Ec 2:4c and
Ec 2:5f in them
Ec 2:4d (Ed: I) planted
(Ec 2:5c)
Ec 2:4e vineyards
Ec 2:5b and
Ec 2:6b groves of
Ec 2:5d all kinds of fruit
Ec 2:5e trees
(Ec 2:6d)
1Ki 7:9f and
Ec 2:6a I made (Ed: constructed) reservoirs to water (Ed: them and make them)
Ec 2:6c flourishing

1Ki 7:8a And
Ec 2:4b I built houses (Ed: dwelling places) for myself
2Ch 8:11e My wife
1Ki 9:24b Pharaoh's daughter
2Ch 8:11g (Ed: and I had been) live(Ed: ing) in the palace of (Ed: built by)
2Ch 8:11i king of Israel
2Ch 8:11h David (Ed: in Jerusalem)
2Ch 8:11j (Ed: This had attracted unfavorable comment) because
2Ch 8:11l the ark of the Lord (Ed: had been kept there for a time.)
2Ch 8:11k the places (Ed: the ark)
2Ch 8:11m has entered are holy (Ed: and)
2Ch 8:11f must not (Ed: be defiled by the presence of foreigners.)
1Ki 7:8a And (Ed: so)
1Ki 7:2a He built (Ed: I determined to build)
(1Ki 7:7a)
2Ch 2:1g a (Ed: majestic) royal (Ed: pavilion)
1Ki 7:2b of (Ed: in) the Forest of Lebanon
2Ch 2:1d and (Ed: with) a (Ed: individual) palace(Ed: s) for him(Ed: my)self (and)
(2Ch 2:12g)
2Ch 8:11b Pharaoh's daughter
1Ki 7:10f and (Ed: a)
1Ki 7:7c/e Hall
1Ki 7:7f of Justrice where he was to (Ed: I would) judge (Ed: disputes)

2Ch 2:1a Solomon (Ed: I spent months laying out the design and making preparations for this grand project before I) gave orders to (Ed: commence)build(Ed: ing.)
1Ki 7:2b (Ed: I decided that) the Palace(Ed: s)
1Ki 7:8d/g in which he was to (Ed: would be) live, set farther back, (Solomon also made a palace) (for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had married) (Ed: from)
1Ki 7:8f th(Ed: e)is hall
1Ki 7:8c/e was (like) (Ed: and of) similar in design
1Ki 7:2d a hundred cubits (Ed: 150 feet) long, fifty (Ed: 75) wide, and thirty (Ed: 45 ) high
1Ki 7:10a The(Ed: ir) foundations
1Ki 9:24e he constructed the (Ed: and) supporting terraces
1Ki 7:10b were (Ed: would be) laid with large stones of good quality
1Ki 7:10d measuring
1Ki 7:10c/g some
1Ki 7:10e/h (eight) (Ed: to) ten cubits (Ed: twelve to fifteen feet in length)
1Ki 7:11a Above
1Ki 7:9b/d from
1Ki 7:9g foundation to eaves, they (Ed: building walls)
1Ki 7:9fh were (Ed: would be) made of blocks of high(Ed: er)-grade stone(s, cut to size)
(1Ki 7:11b)
1Ki 7:9i and trimmed with a saw on their inner and outer faces.
1Ki 7:3a It was (Ed: The) roof(Ed: s of)ed with cedar
1Ki 7:9b All these structures
1Ki 7:7g and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling (Ed: as well as their interior walls,)
1Ki 7:2e with four rows of (that rested on the) cedar supporting (columns)
(1Ki 7:3c)
1Ki 7:11c and
1Ki 7:3b/d above the (forty-five) beams (fifteen to a row)
1Ki 7:12b was (Ed: would be made entirely of costly imported)
1Ki 7:2f cedar beams
(1Ki 7:11d)
1Ki 7:9d/c to (And, outside,)
1Ki 7:9e the (Ed: a) great (Ed: paved) courtyard
(1Ki 7:12a)
1Ki 7:12c surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams (Ed: would provide a suitable enclosure for the royal estate.)

1Ki 10:18a Then the king made (Ed: I designed the central decor for the buildings.)
(2Ch 9:17a)
1Ki 10:18c (Ed: For the) great (Ed: hall, I directed the construction of)
(2Ch 9:17c)
1Ki 10:18b a(Ed: n)
(2Ch 9:17b)
1Ki 10:18d (Ed: ornate but comfortable) throne, inlaid with ivory and overlaid with fine (pure) gold (2Ch 9:17d) (Ed:leaf.)
1Ki 10:19a/d (its) The throne had (Ed: itself would have)
1Ki 10:19i amrests
(2Ch 9:18i)
1Ki 10:19f had a (Ed: pleasantly) rounded
1Ki 10:19g top
1Ki 10:19c and
1Ki 10:19e back
2Ch 9:18c and
2Ch 9:18d a(Ed: n)
2Ch 9:18g attached to it
2Ch 9:18e footstool
1Ki 7:7b/d the throne (was) (had) (Ed: It would be imposingly situated on a platform atop)
(2Ch 9:18a/f)
1Ki 10:19b six (Ed: graduated steps)
(1Ki 10:20b)
(2Ch 9:18b)
(2Ch 9:19b)
1Ki 10:19a/j with a (twelve) (Ed: sculpted) lion(s) standing (stood) beside (on) each of (the)m.
(1Ki 10:20a)
(2Ch 9:19a)
1Ki 10:19h On both (Ed: each) sides of the seat were
(2Ch 9:18h)
1Ki 10:20c one (Ed: and) at either end of each step
(2Ch 9:19c)
1Ki 10:20d Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
(2Ch 9:19d)
1Ki 10:16a (He) (Ed: I) King Solomon (also) made (Ed: directed my craftsmen to make)
(1Ki 10:17a)
(2Ch 9:15a)
(2Ch 9:16a)
1Ki 10:16b 200 large shields
(2Ch 9:15b)
2Ch 2:18c and
1Ki 10:17b 300 small(Ed: er) shields
(2Ch 9:16b)
1Ki 10:16c of hammered gold
(1Ki 10:17c)
(2Ch 9:15c)
(2Ch 9:16c)
1Ki 10:12b for (The king put them in) (Ed: to decorate) the royal palace(Ed: s)
(1Ki 10:17e)
(2Ch 9:16e)
1Ki 10:16d six hundred bekas (Ed: Seven and a half pounds) of gold went into each (Ed: of the large) (2Ch 9:15d) shield(Ed: s)
1Ki 10:17d with three (hundred bekas) minas (Ed: and nearly four pounds) of gold into each (Ed: of (2Ch 9:16d) the smaller ones) shield (Ed: all told, more than a ton of pure gold)

2Ch 2:17 (Next, I) Solomon took a census of all the aliens who were in Israel after (similar to one) the census his (my) father David had taken; and they were found (Ed: them) to be
(Ed: number) 153,600.
1Ki 5:15a (He) (Ed: I) Solomon had (conscripted) (Ed: them all:) (assigned)
(2Ch 2:2a)
(2Ch 2:18a)
1Ki 5:15d eighty thousand (of them) (to be) (Ed: serve) (as) stonecutters in the hills,
(2Ch 2:2d)
(2Ch 2:18d)
1Ki 5:15c and
(2Ch 2:2c)
1Ki 5:15b seventy thousand (men as) (to be) carr(Ed: y)iers (Ed: the quarried stone to the
(2Ch 2:2b) construction site.)
(2Ch 2:18b)
1Ki 5:16 as well as (and) (with) (Ed: I placed the remaining) thirty-three(six) hundred (over them) (2Ch 2:2b) (Ed: others) (as) foremen who (Ed: to) supervised the project and directed (to keep) the (2Ch 2:18b) (people working) workmen
1Ki 5:13 (Ed: I also) King Solomon conscripted laborers from all (Ed: among the) Israel(Ed: ites) - thirty thousand men - (Ed: for the actual construction)
1Ki 5:14 He (Ed: I) sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. (Ed: My man) Adoniram was in charge of the (Ed: this) forced labor.

2Ch 8:11d for he said (Ed: Finally, I)
1Ki 5:2a Solomon sent
(2Ch 2:3a)
1Ki 5:2c this message to Hiram
(2Ch 2:3b)
2Ch 2:3c king of Tyre:
1Ki 10:17f (Ed: I am about to begin construction of a great) palace of (Ed: complex in) the forest of Lebanon.
1Ki 5:8a So (Ed: I ask you to)
2Ch 2:3d Send me cedar (Ed: and pine) logs as you did for my father David you sent him cedar to build a (Ed: when he built his) palace to live in (Ed: Jerusalem)
2Ch 2:8e for I (Ed: As) (You) know that your men are (we have no one so) skilled in cutting (felling) (1Ki 5:6e) timber there (as the) (Ed: your) (Sidonians)
1Ki 5:6a So give (Ed: them) orders that (Ed: the trees) cedars of Lebanon be cut for me
1Ki 5:6c and I will pay you
1Ki 5:6e whatever wages you set
1Ki 5:6d for your (the woods)men(Ed: 's service) (who cut the timber)
(2Ch 2:10b)
1Ki 5:6b My men will work with yours
(2Ch 2:8f)
2Ch 2:9a to provide me with (Ed: ensure that we have) plenty of lumber

1Ki 5:8b Hiram sent word
1Ki 5:2b back
1Ki 5:8c to (Ed: me) Solomon: "I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and pine logs (Ed: you have requested)
1Ki 5:9 My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the sea, and I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away (Ed: to your construction site). And (Ed: I ask in return that) you are to grant my wish by providing food for my royal household."

1Ki 5:11a and (Ed: so) (I) Solomon (Ed: agreed to) (will give your servants) gave Hiram
(2Ch 2:10a)
1Ki 5:11b twenty thousand cors of (Ed: 125,000 bushels each) of (barley) (Ed: and) (ground) wheat (2Ch 2:10c)
1Ki 5:11d in addition to twenty thousand baths (Ed: 115,000 gallons each) of (wine and) pressed (2Ch 2:10e) olive oil.
1Ki 5:11c as food for his household
(2Ch 2:10d)
1Ki 5:11e Solomon (Ed: I) continued to do this for Hiram year after year
1Ki 5:10 In this way, Hiram (Ed: and he) kept (Ed: me) Solomon supplied with all the cedar and pine logs he wanted (Ed: I required)

1Ki 7:1a It took (Ed: me) Solomon thirteen years
1Ki 7:1c to complete th(Ed: is)e construction of his palace.
1Ki 9:24a After
2Ch 8:11a Solomon (Ed: I at last) brought
2Ch 8:11c (Ed: my wife) up from the City of David (Ed: Jerusalem) to the palace he (Ed: I) (Solomon) (1Ki 9:24d) had built for her,
1Ki 7:1b however, (Ed: my God-given wisdom again took hold of me.)
Ec 4:4b (Ed: I) saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor.
Ec 4:4a And,
Pr 14:30 (Ed: while) A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Ec 2:20-21a So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it.
Ec 2:21b This too (Ed: then was) is meaningless
(Ec 4:4b)
Ec 2:21c and a great misfortune:
Ec 4:4c a chasing after the wind.

1Ki 9:24c (Ed: The time) had come
1Ki 5:5e as (Ed: to fulfill the words) the Lord told (Ed: had spoken to) my father David, when he said: "Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name." (Ed: Surely it was for this that the Lord had given me all these blessings.)
1Ki 6:11-13 (Ed: And no sooner had this thought but crossed my mind than) The Word of the Lord came to (Ed: me for the second time:) Solomon: As for this temple you are (Ed: about to) building: if you follow my decrees, carry out my regulations and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father. And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.

2Ch 2:11a (Ed: I immediately wrote again to) Hiram king of Tyre
1Ki 5:3a "You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build
1Ki 5:3b a temple
1Ki 5:3c for the Name of
(1Ki 5:5b)
1Ki 5:3d/g the Lord (my) his (Ed: our)
(1Ki 5:4b)
(1Ki 5:5c)
1Ki 5:4c God
(1Ki 5:5d)
1Ki 5:4a But now
1Ki 5:3d God
1Ki 5:4d has
1Ki 5:3h put his enemies under his (Ed: my) feet.
1Ki 5:4e (Ed: He has) given me rest on every side and there is no (Ed: other) adversary (Ed: has raised his head) or disaster (Ed: befallen us.)
1Ki 5:5a I intend, therefore, to build a (Ed: His) temple
2Ch 2:5a The temple I
(2Ch 2:9c)
2Ch 2:5b/d (will) am going to
2Ch 2:5c build
(2Ch 2:9d)
2Ch 2:5e (must) be (large and magnificent) great
(2Ch 2:9e)
2Ch 2:5f because
(2Ch 2:9b)
2Ch 2:5g our God
2Ch 2:12d who made heaven and earth
2Ch 2:5h is greater than all other gods.
2Ch 2:7b therefore (Ed: And so I ask you to)
2Ch 2:7a Send me,
2Ch 2:8f algum logs (Ed: of sandalwood in addtion to the)
2Ch 2:8c cedar
2Ch 2:8e and
2Ch 2:8d pine
2Ch 2:8d (Ed: I am already receiving) from (Ed: you) Lebanon (Ed: so that the Lord's house might be filled with its fragrance.)

2Ch 2:8b also
2Ch 2:8a Send me (Ed: - if such)
2Ch 2:7c a man (Ed: exists - one who is)
2Ch 2:7d skilled to work in
2Ch 2:7e gold and silver
(2Ch 2:14e)

1Ki 7:14g/c bronze work and
(2Ch 2:7f)
(2Ch 2:14f)
2Ch 2:7g iron, (stone and wood,) and in (with) purple, crimson and blue yarn and (fine linen) (Ed: (2Ch 2:14g) He should be) experienced in the art of engraving
2Ch 2:7h (Ed: and willing) to work in Judah and Jerusalem with (Ed: supervising and training) my (Ed: own) skilled craftsmen (Ed: and those) whom my father David provided (Ed: me. Most important, he must be an Israelite by birth, because foreigners must not set foot in)
2Ch 2:1c a (Ed: the) temple for the Name of the Lord

2Ch 2:12a And Hiram
2Ch 2:11b replied (added)
(2Ch 2:12b)
2Ch 2:11c to (Ed: me) Solomon:
2Ch 2:11d by letter
2Ch 2:12c "Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel!
2Ch 2:12e He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment,
2Ch 2:11f the Lord (Ed: And your God must) loves his people
2Ch 2:11e Because
2Ch 2:11g he has made you their king.
2Ch 2:12f (Ed: You) who will (Ed: indeed) build a (Ed: His) temple for - (Ed: as impossible as I thought it to be - I have found) the (Ed: exact man for whom you are searching.
2Ch 2:13a I am sending you
1Ki 7:14e Huram(-Abi, a man of great) was highly skilled
(2Ch 2:13b)
2Ch 2:14d He (Ed: who) is trained to work in (Ed: every one of the mediums you listed.)
1Ki 7:14f and (He is) experienced in all kinds of
(2Ch 2:14f)
2Ch 2:14g engraving and can execute any design given to him
2Ch 2:14b and
2Ch 2:14h He will (Ed: is eager to) work (Ed: in Jerusalem) with your craftsmen and with those of your father David.
1Ki 7:14c whose (Ed: Most improbable of all, although his) father was a man of ( from) Tyre
(2Ch 2:14c)
1Ki 7:14d and (Ed: himself) a craftsman in bronze
1Ki 7:14a whose (Ed: his) mother was (Ed: is) (a widow) from the (Ed: Iraelite) tribe of Naphtali (from) (2Ch 2:14a) (Ed: and was born in) (Ed: your province of) Dan
2Ch 2:12g (Ed: Only your) Lord (Ed: could have brought this about!)
(2Ch 2:14e)
1Ki 7:13 King Solomon (Ed: I immediately) sent (Ed: a man) to Tyre and brought (Ed: to escort) Huram (Ed: to Jerusalem.)
1Ki 7:14g He (Ed: was everything King Hiram claimed) came to King Solomon and did all the work (Ed: never failed to accomplish any task I) assigned to him.

The Temple of the Lord

2Ch 3:1a Then (Ed: And so it was that)
2Ch 3:2b on (Ed: in) the second day of
1Ki 6:1b in the month of Ziv, the second month (Ed: Spring)
(2Ch 3:2c)
1Ki 6:1a In (Ed: of) the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, (2Ch 3:2d) in the fourth year of (his) Solomon's reign over Israel, (Ed: 967 BC, as you now reckon time)
1Ki 6:1c he (Solomon) (Ed: I) began to build(ing)
(2Ch 3:1b)
(2Ch 3:2a)
1Ki 6:1d the temple of the Lord
(2Ch 3:1c)
2Ch 3:1e on Mount Moriah
2Ch 3:1d in Jerusalem,
2Ch 3:1g It was (Ed: at)
2Ch 3:1j the place provided (Ed: designated) by
2Ch 3:1f where the Lord had (Ed: when he) appeared to his (Ed: my) father
2Ch 3:1h/k David
2Ch 3:1i on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. (Ed: If I had labored long and hard on plans for the royal estate in the forest of Lebanon, I outdid myself in preparations for building the House of the Lord. Every aspect of the structure, surroundings and appointments - down to the last hinge and doorframe - was laid out in detail ahead of the actual construction.)

1Ki 6:2 The (Ed: dimensions of the elevated) temple (foundation) that King Solomon (laid) built (2Ch 3:3) for (building) (Ed and) (the temple of) the Lord (God) was (Ed: itself were modest :) (sixty cubits (Ed: ninety feet) long, (and) twenty (cubits) (Ed: thirty feet) wide and thirty (Ed: forty-five) high (using the cubit of the old standard).
1Ki 6:4a He (built) made (Ed: I designed) narrow
(1Ki 6:5c)
(1Ki 6:6b)
(1Ki 6:10b)
1Ki 6:4c windows,
1Ki 6:4d (Ed: set high) in (all along) the temple (Ed: walls,)
(1Ki 6:10c)
1Ki 6:4b clerestory (Ed: which would let in the light but afford no inward view.)
1Ki 6:6c offset ledges around the outside of the temple so (Ed: ensured) that nothing w(Ed: c)ould be inserted into (Ed: crevices in) the temple walls.
1Ki 6:5a/e Against (Ed: All) (around)
1Ki 6:5b/f the walls of the main (building) hall and inner sanctuary (Ed: temple),
1Ki 6:10g they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar,
1Ki 6:5d (Ed: was) a (Ed: three-storied) structure
1Ki 6:5g in which there were
1Ki 6:10e The height of each was five cubits (Ed: low-ceilinged)
1Ki 6:5h (the) side rooms:
(1Ki 6:10d)
1Ki 6:6a (Ed: The rooms on) The lowest floor
1Ki 6:6b was five cubits (Ed: were seven and a half feet) wide, (Ed: on) the middle floor six cubits (Ed: nine feet), and (Ed: on) the third (Ed: ten and a half) floor seven.
1Ch 9:33a Those who (Ed: These rooms) were (Ed: to serve as places for meetings and solitary contemplation and prayer, and ashousing for the priests and temple) musicians, heads of the Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the (Ed: who would have to) work day and night.

1Ki 6:8a The entrance to the lowest floor was on the south sideof the temple. a (Ed: broad) stairway led up
1Ki 6:8c from there
1Ki 6:8b to the middle level and (Ed: then)
1Ki 6:8d to the fhird.
2Ch 3:4c and twenty cubits (Ed: a thirty-foot) high
1Ki 6:3a The portico, (Ed: which) at the front of the main hall of the temple
(2Ch 3:4a)
1Ki 6:3b extended (across) thewidth of the temple (building), that is (was) twenty cubits (long),
(2Ch 3:4b)
1Ki 6:3c and projected ten cubits (Ed: outward fifteen feet) from the front of the temple.
(2Ch 6:8a)
1Ki 6:17a The main hall,
1Ki 6:17c (Ed: which occupied the) front
1Ki 6:17e (Ed: two-thirds) was 40 cubits long (Ed: [sixty feet] of the tnterior).
1Ki 6:16c at the rear of (within) the temple,
(1Ki 6:19c)
1Ki 6:16a He (Ed: I) partitioned off (prepared)
(1Ki 6:19a)
1Ki 6:20b (Ed: an area) was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and
1Ki 6:16b twenty cubits (high) (Ed: thirty feet in height, width and length)
(1Ki 6:20c)
1Ki 6:16d to form
1Ki 6:16f an (the) inner sanctuary
(1Ki 6:19b)
(1Ki 6:20a)
1Ki 6:16g the Most Holy Place.
1Ki 6:19e there (in) (Ed: which) (of) (this room).
(1Ki 6:17b/d)
1Ki 6:19d to set
1Ki 6:19e the ark of the covenant of the Lord

1Ki 6:15h the floor of the temple
1Ki 6:15g (Ed: was) covered
1Ki 6:15i with (Ed: resilient) planks of pine.
(2Ch 3:5c)
1Ki 6:15b its interior (main hall) walls
(2Ch 3:5b)
1Ki 6:15a/d He lined (Ed: were) (panel(ed)ing (the)(m)
(2Ch 3:5a)
1Ki 6:15c/e with cedar boards from the floor of the temple to the ceiling
(1Ki 6:16d)
1Ki 6:15f and
1Ki 6:9b it (Ed: was) roofing (Ed: ed over) with (Ed: sturdy) beams and cedar planks.
1Ki 6:18b Everything (Ed: within) was cedar; no stone was to be seen.
1Ki 10:12 The king (Ed: I designated) used the almug(gum)(Ed:sandal)wood (Ed: Hiram sent me) to (2Ch 9:11) make (steps) (Ed: and) supports for the temple of the Lord and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the (Ed: temple) musicians. (Nothing like them) So much almug (Ed: sandal)wood has never (had ever) been imported or seen (in Judah), (Ed: or anywhere else,) since that day.

2Ch 4:1a (Ed: With the aid of my man Huram Abi,) He made (Ed: I designed:)
1Ki 6:20c - the (a)(Ed: n)
(2Ch 4:1b)
2Ch 4:1c twenty cubits (Ed: thirty feet) long, twenty cubits (Ed: and) wide, and ten cubits (fifteen feet) high (Ed: imposing)
1Ki 6:20d altar of cedar (Ed: and) (bronze) (Ed: for burnt sacrifices).
(2Ch 4:1c)
1Ki 7:23c - (and its rim was like the rim of a (Ed: n elevated, bowl-) cup , like a lily blossom) circular in (1Ki 7:26b) shape(Ed: d)
(2Ch 4:2c)
(2Ch 4:5b)
(2Ch 4:2a)
1Ki 7:23b of cast-metal
(2Ch 4:2b)
1Ki 7:23a He made the sea (Ed: pool)
1Ki 7:23d - measuring ten cubits from rim to rim (Ed: - fifteen feet in diameter) and five cubits high (2Ch 4:2d) (Ed:seven and a half feet at its deepest point) -
2Ch 4:6b to be used by the priests for washing.
1Ki 7:26c It held three (Ed: more than eleven) thousand baths (Ed: gallons of water).
(2Ch 4:5c)
1Ki 7:25a The sea stood on (Ed: pool was supported by) twelve (Ed: bronze) bulls, (Ed: in groups (2Ch 4:4a) of) three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east.
1Ki 6:31b he made (Ed: - Four intricately) (carved) (Ed: doors,)
(1Ki 6:32b)
1Ki 6:34c each having two leaves that turned in sockets,
1Ki 6:31a For the entrance of (Ed: to provide entry into) the inner sanctuary:
(1Ki 6:31c)
1Ki 6:31d of (And on the) (Two in the center made of) olive wood (doors) (Ed: for major occasions;)
(1Ki 6:32a)
1Ki 6:34a (Ed: And) He also made
1Ki 6:34b two (Ed: of) pine doors (Ed: at either side for daily observances.)
2Ch 3:14 He made the (Ed: - Behind the doors, a) curtain of blue, purple and crimson yarn and fine linen - with cherubim (Ed: images of angels) worked into it - (Ed: to prevent glimpses of)
2Ch 3:10b the Most Holy Place (Ed: from the main hall when the priest entered and exited.)
1Ki 6:23b he made - a pair of
(2Ch 3:10c)
1Ki 6:23c cherubim (Ed: angels)
(1Ki 6:27b)
(2Ch 3:10e)
1Ki 6:27b with their wings spread out,
2Ch 3:10d (Ed: also) sculptured
1Ki 6:23d of (Ed: from) olive wood
1Ki 6:23a (He placed) In(side) (Ed: at) the (Ed: rear of the) inner(most) sanctuary (room at the
(1Ki 6:27a/c) temple)
(2Ch 3:10a)
1Ki 6:23e each ten cubits high (Ed: fifteen feet tall)
1Ki 6:27c The(Ed: ir outstretched) wing(Ed: s reached from) of one cherub touched one wall, and the wing of the other touched the other (Ed: to) wall, and their wings touched each other in the middle of the room.

1Ki 6:18b ( Ed: And so on. Every aspect, furnishing and appurtenance) of the temple was (Ed: firmly established before the actual construction began. But what was to set the temple of the Lord apart from all other structures was its rich decor.)
2Ch 3:6a He adorned the temple (Ed: exteriorwalls were studded) with precious stones,
2Ch 3:5d and
(2Ch 3:7b)
1Ki 6:32c he (Ed: Huram)
(1Ki 6:35a)
(2Ch 3:7d)
2Ch 3:5e decorated it (every inch of the)
1Ki 6:18c cedar
2Ch 3:7f on
1Ki 6:18a The inside
2Ch 3:7g the walls.
1Ki 6:18e with
(2Ch 3:5f)
1Ki 6:18d (Ed: beautifully) carved
(1Ki 6:32d)
(1Ki 6:35b)
(2Ch 3:7e)
2Ch 3:5h chain designs (Ed: of)
1Ki 6:18f (palm trees), gourds, open flowers and (the cherubim) (Ed: angels).
(1Ki 6:32e/f)
(1Ki 6:35c)
(2Ch 3:5g)
(2Ch 3:7e)
1Ki 6:10a/f And, (Ed: finally,)
(1Ki 6:20c)
1Ki 6:20b/d the inside (Ed: entire interior) (of the temple) (and) (Ed: the portico) (main hall) (ceiling)
(1Ki 6:30) (Ed:s) (beams) (upper parts), (doorframes, walls and doors) (Ed: even) the floors of both (1Ki 6:32d/f) the inner and outer rooms (cherubim) (on) (over) (them) (the carvings) He (used) (also) (1Ki 6:35d) (was) (Ed: were) (overlaid) covered (it) with (six hundred talents) (Ed: more than twenty (2Ch 3:4b) tons) (of Parvaim) (the) (fine) pure(Ed: st) (beaten) gold hammered evenly
(2Ch 3:5b/d)
(2Ch 3:6b)
(2Ch 3:7a)
(2Ch 3:8b)
(2Ch 3:9b)
(2Ch 3:10f)
2Ch 3:9a The gold nails (Ed: alone) weighed fifty shekels (Ed: more than a pound) (Ed: apiece).

1Ki 5:17a At the king's (Ed: my) command,
1Ki 5:18a The (Ed: my) craftsmen of Solomon
1Ki 5:18c cut and prepared the timber
1Ki 5:18b and (Ed: to size at the place that the logs from) Hiram and the (Ed: his) men of Gebal (Ed: came ashore.)
1Ki 5:18d and
1Ki 5:17e from (at) the quarry
(1Ki 6:7e)
1Ki 5:17b they removed (Ed: and)
1Ki 5:17g dressed (prepared)
(1Ki 5:18e)
(1Ki 6:7d)
1Ki 5:17d large blocks of quality
(1Ki 6:7c)
1Ki 5:17e/h stone
(1Ki 5:18e)
1Ki 5:17f to provide a (Ed: for the temple) foundation, (Ed: walls,) of
1Ki 7:12d as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the Lord with its (Ed: and) portico.
1Ki 6:7b only (Ed: such finished materials)
1Ki 6:7f were used
1Ki 5:17i for (in) the (building) (of the) temple
(1Ki 5:18f)
(1Ki 6:7a)
1Ki 6:7g and (Ed: so that) no (Ed: noise of) hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at (Ed: mightt profane) the temple site while it was being built.

1Ki 6:9a/b (And) So he (Solomon) (Ed: it was that) (I have) built (completed it) the temple
(1Ki 6:14a/b)
(1Ki 8:20g)
1Ki 8:20h for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.
1Ki 6:38b (Ed: It) the temple was finished in all its details according to its (Ed: my) specifications
1Ki 6:38a In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month (Ed: autumn of 760 BC:
1Ki 6:38c He (Ed: I) had spent seven years building it.
1Ki 9:10a (Ed: All told, At the end of twenty years (Ed: had passed), during which (Ed: since I)
(2Ch 8:1) Solomon (Ed: had set about)
1Ki 9:1b bui(t)lding
(1Ki 9:10a)
(2Ch 8:1)
1Ki 9:1c (these two buildings -) the temple of the Lord and the royal palace(Ed: s)
(1Ki 9:10a)
(2Ch 8:1)
1Ki 9:1d and (Ed: I) had achieved all he had (Ed: I) desired to do (Ed: in the way of construction).

Dedication and Assent

1Ki 7:51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished
(2Ch 5:1)
1Ki 7:51 he brought in the things his father David had dedicated - the silver and gold and the furnishings - and he placed them in the reasuries of the Lord's temple. (2Ch 5:1)

2Ch 2:6 But who is able to build a temple for him since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices for him?

Ec 2:3c I wanted to see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.
Ec 1:16 I thought to myself, "Look, I have tgrown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.
Ec 7:25a So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things
Ec 8:9b I applied my mind to everything done under the sun
Ec 8:9a All this I saw as

Ec 8:9c There is a time when
Ec 1:13a I devoted myself to study and to explore
Ec 1:13c all that is done under heaven.
Ec 1:16c I have grown and increased
Ec 1:13b by (in) wisdom
(Ec 1:16d)
Ec 2:12a Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom
Ec 1:18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.
Ec 7:23-24 All this I tested by wisdom and I said, "I am determined to be wise" - but this was beyond me. Whatever wisdom may be, it is far off and most profound. Who can discover it?
1Ki 4:29b wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding
1Ki 4:30-31a Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than any other man.
1Ki 4:31 He was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite - wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations.
1Ki 4:32a He spoke three thousand proverbs
1Ki 4:33-34 He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

Ec 2:14b-16 but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both. Then I thought in my heart, "The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?" I said in my heart, "This too is meaningless." For the wise man, like the fool, will not be long remembered; in days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise man too must die!
Ec 1:8b The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
Ec 2:9a I became

The Tempter

Pr 7:11a She (The) (Ed: tempter appears as a) (woman folly) is
(Pr 9:13a)
Pr 7:11b loud and defiant
Pr 9:13b undisciplined and without knowledge.
Pr 9:14a (Ed: Sometimes,) She sits at the door of her house (Ed: or) on a seat at the highest point of (Ed: in) the city
Pr 7:11c (Ed: but) her feet never stay (Ed: in one place) at home
Pr 7:12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks
Pr 7:10c with crafty intent
Pr 9:15a calling out (she says) to those
(Pr 9:16d)
Pr 7:7g who (lack)ed judgment (are simple) (Ed: innocent)
Pr 9:16b/e
Pr 9:15b/c who pass(Ed: ers-) (go straight) by (on their way)
Pr 9:16a Let all (Ed: who hunger and thirst)
Pr 9:16c come in here
Pr 7:14b at (Ed: to my) home. Today I fulfilled my vows
Pr 7:14a (Ed: and) I have (Ed: set my table witl abundant) fellowship offerings (Ed: for your delight)
Pr 9:18 But llittle do they know that (Ed: hers is the dwelling-place of) the dead are there, that (Ed: all of) her guests are (Ed: end up) in the depths of the grave.

Pr 7:9 (Ed: Once) at twilight, as the day was fading, as (Ed: and) the dark of night set in.
Pr 7:6b I looked out through the lattice
Pr 7:6a At the window of my house
Pr 7:10b and
Pr 7:7a I saw (noticed) among the
(Pr 7:7c)
Pr 7:7d young men
Pr 7:8e walking
Pr 7:8b down the street
Pr 7:7e a
Pr 7:7b simple
Pr 7:7f youth
Pr 7:8a He(Ed: ad) was going
Pr 7:8c/f near (along in the direction of)
Pr 7:8d/g her corner (house)
Pr 7:10a Then
Pr 7:10d a woman
Pr 7:10f dressed like a prostitute
Pr 7:10c came
Pr 7:10b out
Pr 7:10e to meet him
Pr 7:13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
Pr 7:15b/c I came out to meet (looked for) (Ed: one just such as) you
Pr 7:15d and have found you.
Pr 7:19a/c (He) My husband
(Pr 7:20a)
Pr 7:19d has gone on a long journey
Pr 7:20b took his purse filled with money
Pr 7:20c and
Pr 7:19b is (will) not (be) at home
(Pr 7:20d)
Pr 7:20e (Ed: un)till (Ed: the) full moon.
Pr 7:16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt
Pr 7:17 I have (Ed: and) perfumed (Ed: it) my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon
Pr 7:15a So
Pr 7:18a Come
Pr 7:18e let's enjoy ourselves
Pr 9:17 Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious
Pr 7:18b let's drink deep
Pr 7:18c/f with love
Pr 7:18d till morning

Pr 7:21a/d With (her) persuasive words (Ed: and) (smooth talk)
Pr 7:21b/c she led (Ed: readily) (seduced) him astray
Pr 7:22c (Ed: And) like an ox going to the slaughter; like a deer stepping into a noose
Pr 7:23c Like (Ed: or) a bird darting into a snare
Pr 7:22b he (Ed: the young man) followed her
Pr 7:23d little knowing
Pr 7:23a (Ed: un)till an arrow
Pr 7:22a All at once (Ed: suddenly)
Pr 7:23b pierce(Ed: d)s his liver
Pr 7:23e (Edf: that) it will (Ed: had) cost him his life.

Pr 7:24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say
Pr 7:5 they (Ed: My words) will keep you from the (Ed: this) adultress, from the (Ed: this) wayward wife with her seductive words.
Pr 7:26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng
Pr 2:19 None who go to her return or attain (Ed: regain) the paths (Ed: Way) of life.
Pr 7:25a Do not let your heart
Pr 7:25b (or) turn (stray in)to
Pr 2:18f her paths
(Pr 7:25e)
Pr 2:18a For
Pr 7:25c her ways
Pr 7:27b is a highway
Pr 2:18c lead(ing)s down
(Pr 7:27e)
Pr 2:18d/g to (the)
(Pr 7:27c/f)
Pr 2:18e death (grave) and
(Pr 7:27d)
Pr 2:18b her house
(Pr 7:27a)
Pr 7:27g (Ed: a) chambers of death.
Pr 2:18h (Ed: the) spirits of the dead.

Ec 4:5 The fool folds his hands and ruins himself.
Pr 1:7d but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Ec 1:17b and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
1Ki 4:32b and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
Ec 2:1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless.
2Ch 9:11a The king used the algumwood
2Ch 9:11c to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah.
Ec 2:2 "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
Ec 7:25b and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly.
Ec 2:3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly - my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.

Pr 20:1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Pr 21:17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
Pr 23:20-21 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Pr 23:29-35 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagines confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. "They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt. They beat me, but I don't feel it. When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"
2Ch 9:22b and wisdom
2Ch 9:23b to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.
Ec 2:10a I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure.
Ec 2:10b My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor.

Ec 2:13-14 I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness. The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
Ec 4:13-14 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to take warning. The youth may have come from prison to the kingship or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.
Pr 10:17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Ec 2:8b I acquired men and women singers, and a harem as well - the delights of the heart of man.
Pr 14:24e but the folly of fools yields folly.
Pr 27:23-24 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

Pr 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Pr 15:16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Ec 8:17 Then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it.
Ec 2:18-19 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
Ec 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done, and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Nothing was gained under the sun.
Ec 1:16g I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.

Ec 3:17a I thought in my heart,
Ec 1:2a "Meaningless! Meaningless!"
Ec 1:2d "Utterly meaningless!
Ec 1:2e Everything is meaningless
Ec 1:3a What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun
Ec 1:4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
Ec 1:5-7 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
Pr 11:4a Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath
Ec 1:8a All things are wearisome, more than one can say.
Ec 1:9a What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again
Ec 1:9b there is nothing new
Ec 1:9c under the sun.
Ec 1:10 Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
Ec 1:13d What a heavy burden God has laid on men!
Ec 1:14a I have seen all the things that are done
Ec 1:14b under the sun
Ec 2:1b But that also proved to be meaningless.

Ec 2:17a So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me.
Ec 2:17b All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Ec 2:19b This too is meaningless.
Ec 2:21b This too is meaningless and a great misfortune.
Ec 2:22 What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun?
Ec 2:23a All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest.
Ec 2:23b This too is meaningless.

Ec 1:16b Look,
Pr 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Pr 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Pr 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
Pr 20:9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin."
Pr 21:30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.
Pr 14:26-27 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
Pr 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run into it, and they are safe.
Pr 19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Pr 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Pr 12:28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
Ec 2:24-26a A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.
Ec 5:18-20 Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him - for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work - this is a gift of God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
Ec 3:22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?
Pr 10:27-29 The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
Pr 16:12 Kings destest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
Pr 11:19-21 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death. The Lord detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
Pr 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
Pr 1:7a The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Pr 8:13a To fear the Lord is to hate evil

Ec 3:9-15 What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil - this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him. Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
Ec 3:18-21 I also thought, "As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both. As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animals goes down into the earth?"
Ec 4:2-3 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. But better than both is he who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
Ec 4:6a Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil
Ec 4:6b and chasing after the wind
Ec 4:7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:
Ec 4:8b There was no end to his toil

Pr 12:4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
Pr 19:14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Ec 4:9-12a Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
Pr 6:18-19 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
Ec 4:12b A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ec 5:8-6:12
Pr 3:3-7 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
Pr 16:6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.
Pr 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Pr 15:33b and humility comes before honor.
Pr 10:12b Love covers over all wrongs

Knowledge of the Holy One is the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of the Lord is understanding.

Pr 1:7c knowledge
(Pr 9:10e)
Pr 9:10f of the Holy One
Pr 1:7b is the beginning of
(Pr 9:10b)
Pr 9:10c wisdom
(Pr 15:33c)
Pr 9:10d and
(Pr 15:33d)
Pr 1:7a The fear of the Lord
(Pr 9:10a)
(Pr 15:33a)
Pr 9:10g is understanding.

Who can straighten what he has made crooked?

Ec 7:13b Who
Ec 1:15c (can)not be (straighten)ed
(Ec 7:13c)
Ec 1:15a What
(Ec 7:13d)
Ec 7:13e he
Ec 1:15b is (has made) twisted (crooked)
(Ec 7:13f)

Pr 15:33b teaches a man
Pr 15:33e humility comes before honor

Pr 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
Pr 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
Pr 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Pr 14:5 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Pr 15:28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

Pr 11:4b but righteousness delivers from death.
Pr 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
Pr 12:11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
Pr 12:15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Pr 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Pr 21:2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Pr 12:26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Pr 13:18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
Pr 14:15-16 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Pr 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Pr 15:10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
Pr 15:31-32 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Pr 16:1-5 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. The Lord works out everything for his own ends - even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Pr 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trust in the Lord.

Ec 1:15d what is lacking cannot be counted.
Ec 7:13a Consider what God has done
Ec 3:1a (for) There is (will be) a time
(Ec 3:17b)
Ec 3:1c and a season
Ec 3:1b/d for (every)thing
Ec 3:1d for every (deed) (activity)
(Ec 3:17c/e)
Ec 3:1e under heaven
Ec 3:2a a time
(Ec 3:17d)
Ec 3:2b to be born
Ec 3:7f a time to speak
Ec 3:2c and
Ec 3:6a a time to search
Ec 3:2e a time to plant
Ec 3:2f and
Ec 3:2g a time to uproot;
Ec 3:5c a time to gather them (Ed: stones together);
Ec 3:3b and
Ec 3:3f a time to build;
Ec 3:3e and
Ec 3:3d a time (Ed: then) to tear (Ed: it all) down
Ec 3:4b and
Ec 3:5a a time to scatter (Ed: the) stones
Ec 3:8d a time for war
Ec 3:3a a time to kill
Ec 3:7a a time to tear
Ec 3:4a a time to weep
Ec 3:4d a time to mourn
Ec 3:4e and
Ec 3:8f a time for peace.
Ec 3:7b and
Ec 3:3c a time to heal;
Ec 3:7c a time to mend
Ec 3:4c a time to laugh;
Ec 3:5d and
Ec 3:4f a time to dance;
Ec 3:8a a time to love
Ec 3:5e a time to embrace
Ec 3:8b and
Ec 3:6c a time to keep (Ed: hold on to)
Ec 3:7e and
Ec 3:8c a time to hate
Ec 3:5f and a time to refrain (Ed: let go)
Ec 3:6e a time to throw (Ed: push) away
Ec 3:8e and
Ec 3:6b and a time to give up;
Ec 3:2d a time to die
Ec 3:6d and
Ec 3:7d a time to be silent

1Ki 9:21f as it is to this day
2Ch 8:8f as it is to this day.
Ec 7:27 Look, says the Teacher, this is what I have discovered: Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things
Ec 1:17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly. But I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
Ec 7:29 This only I have found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.


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