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May 29


1 Kings 5:1-18
1. HIRAM KING of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, when he heard that he was anointed king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David.
2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,
3. You know how David my father could not build a house to the Name of the Lord his God because wars were about him on every side, until the Lord put his foes under his feet. [II Sam. 7:4ff.; I Chron. 22:8.]
4. But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil confronting me.
5. And I purpose to build a house to the Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, Your son whom I will set on your throne in your place shall build the house to My Name and Presence.
6. So, Hiram, command them to hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; my servants shall join yours, and I will give you whatever wages you set for your servants. For you know that no one among us can equal the skill of the Sidon men in cutting timber.
7. When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, Who has given David a wise son to be over this great people.
8. And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things for which you sent to me; I will do all you wish concerning the cedar and cypress timber.
9. My servants shall bring the logs down from Lebanon to the sea, make them into rafts, and float them by sea to the place that you direct. I will have them released there, and you shall take them away. And you shall fulfill my desire by providing food for my household.
10. So Hiram gave Solomon all the cedar and cypress trees he desired,
11. And Solomon gave Hiram 20,000 measures of wheat for food for his household, and 20 measures of pure, beaten oil. He gave these to Hiram yearly.
12. The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they made a treaty.
13. King Solomon raised a levy [of forced labor] out of all Israel; and the levy was 30,000 men.
14. He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month by divisions; one month they were in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was over the levy.
15. And Solomon had 70,000 burden bearers and 80,000 hewers [of stone] in the hill country of Judah,
16. Besides Solomon's 3,300 overseers in charge of the people doing the work.
17. The king commanded, and they hewed and brought out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stone.
18. Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the men of Gebal did the hewing and prepared the timber and stones to build the house.

1 Kings 6:1-38
1. AND 480 years after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the second month, Ziv, he began to build the Lord's house.
2. The length of the house Solomon built for the Lord was sixty cubits, its breadth twenty, and its height thirty cubits.
3. The length of the vestibule in front of the temple was twenty cubits, equal to the width of the house, and its depth in front of the house was ten cubits.
4. For the house he made narrow [latticed] windows.
5. Against the wall of the house he built chambers running round the walls of the house both of the Holy Place and of the Holy of Holies; and he made side chambers all around.
6. The first story's side chambers were five cubits wide, those of the middle story six cubits wide, and of the third story seven cubits wide; for around the outside of the wall of the house he made offsets in order that the supporting beams should not be thrust into the walls of the house.
7. When the house was being built, its stone was made ready at the quarry, and no hammer, ax, or tool of iron was heard in the house while it was in building.
8. The entrance to the lowest side chamber was on the right [or south] side of the house; and one went up winding stairs into the middle chamber and from the middle into the third.
9. So Solomon built the temple building and finished it, and roofed the house with beams and boards of cedar.
10. Then he built the stories of chambers [the lean-to] against all the house, each [story] five cubits high; and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar.
11. Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
12. Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes, execute My precepts, and keep all My commandments to walk in them, then I will fulfill to you My promises which I made to David your father.
13. And I will dwell among the Israelites and will not forsake My people Israel.
14. So Solomon built the house and finished it.
15. He built the walls of the house (the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies) within with boards of cedar, from the floor of the house to the rafters of the ceiling. He covered the inside with wood, and the floor of the house with boards of cypress.
16. He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the rafters; he built it within for the sanctuary, the Holy of Holies.
17. The [rest of the] house, that is, the temple in front of the Holy of Holies, was forty cubits long.
18. The cedar on the house within was carved with gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was visible.
19. And he prepared the Holy of Holies in the inner room in which to set the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
20. The Holy of Holies was twenty cubits in length, in breadth, and in height. He overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar.
21. Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across in front of the Holy of Holies and overlaid it with gold.
22. And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the whole [incense] altar that [stood outside the door but] belonged to the Holy of Holies he overlaid with gold.
23. Within the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.
24. Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub and five cubits its other wing; from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other was ten cubits.
25. The wings of the other cherub were also ten cubits. Both cherubim were the same,
26. The height of one cherub ten cubits, as was the other.
27. He put the cherubim within the inner sanctuary. Their wings were stretched out, so that the wing of one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall, and their inner wings touched in the midst of the room.
28. Solomon overlaid the cherubim with gold.
29. He carved all the walls of the house (these two holy rooms) round about with figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, within and without.
30. The floor of the house he overlaid with gold, inside and out.
31. For the Holy of Holies he made [folding] doors of olive wood; their entire width was one-fifth that of the wall.
32. On the two doors of olive wood he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; he overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and palm trees.
33. Also he made for the door of the Holy Place four-sided posts of olive wood.
34. The two doors were of cypress wood; the two leaves of each door were folding.
35. He carved on them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, covered with gold evenly applied on the carved work.
36. He built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams.
37. In the fourth year the foundation of the Lord's house was laid, in the [second] month, Ziv.
38. In the eleventh year, in Bul, the eighth month, the house was finished throughout according to all its specifications. So he was seven years in building it.

Psalms 68:21-27
21. But God will shatter the heads of His enemies, the hairy scalp of such a one as goes on still in his trespasses and guilty ways.
22. The Lord said, I will bring back [your enemies] from Bashan; I will bring them back from the depths of the [Red] Sea,
23. That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their share from the foe.
24. They see Your goings, O God, even the [solemn processions] of my God, my King, into the sanctuary [in holiness].
25. The singers go in front, the players on instruments last; between them the maidens are playing on tambourines.
26. Bless, give thanks, and gratefully praise God in full congregations, even the Lord, O you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel.
27. There is little Benjamin in the lead [in the procession], the princes of Judah and their company, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Proverbs 17:13-15
13. Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. [Ps. 109:4, 5; Jer. 18:20.]
14. The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.
15. He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord. [Exod. 23:7; Prov. 24:24; Isa. 5:23.]

John 10:24-42
24. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You hold our soul in suspense? If_You_ are the Christ, tell us plainly."
25. Jesus answered them, "I told you* and you* do not believe; the works which I do in the Name of My Father, these testify concerning Me.
26. "_But_ you* do not believe, because you* are not of My sheep, just as I said to you*.
27. "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28. "And_I_ give to them eternal life, and they shall by no means perish into the age [fig., forever]! And no one will pluck them out of My hand.
29. "My Father who has given [them] to Me is greater than all, and no one is able to be plucking [them] out of the hand of My Father.
30. "I and the Father are one!"
31. Therefore, the Jews again took up stones so that they should stone Him.
32. Jesus answered to them, "Many good works I showed to you* from my Father. On account of which work of them do you* stone Me?"
33. The Jews answered Him, saying, "Concerning a good work we do not stone You,_but_ for blasphemy, and because_You_, being a human being, are making Yourself God."
34. Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your* Law, 'I said, you are gods?' [Ps 82:6]
35. "If He called those ones "gods" to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture is not able to be broken),
36. [why of] whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, do you* say, 'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am God's Son?'
37. "If I am not doing the works of My Father, do not believe Me.
38. "But if I am doing [them], even if you* do not believe Me, be believing the works, so that you* shall know and believe that the Father [is] in Me and I [am] in Him."
39. Therefore, they were seeking again to seize Him, and He went out from their hand.
40. And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He remained there.
41. And many came to Him and were saying, "John indeed did no sign. But all [things], as many as John said concerning this One were true."
42. And many in that place believed [or, trusted] in Him.