Solomon's Sacrifices

62 (A)Then (B)the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Lord.

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17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it (A)in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. (B)And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, (C)he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat,[a] and a cake of raisins to each one. (D)Then all the people departed, each to his house.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 6:19 Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain

16 And the people of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the returned exiles, celebrated the (A)dedication of this house of God with joy. 17 They offered at the dedication of this house of God 100 bulls, 200 rams, 400 lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel (B)12 male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.

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The Dedication of the Temple

(A)Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the Lord. King Solomon offered as a sacrifice 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. The priests stood at their posts; (B)the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the Lord(C)for his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry;[a] (D)opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.

(E)And Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord, for there he offered the burnt offering and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar Solomon had made could not hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat.

At that time Solomon held the feast for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from (F)Lebo-hamath to the (G)Brook of Egypt. And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for they had kept the dedication of the altar seven days and the feast seven days. 10 On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their homes, joyful and glad of heart for the prosperity[b] that the Lord had granted to David and to Solomon and to Israel his people.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 7:6 Hebrew by their hand
  2. 2 Chronicles 7:10 Or good

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