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== Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ==
 
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===The Seventh Lord's Day after Pentecost. ===
 
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Se&entlj Suntiag after ^ente^ cost* The Seventh Lord'^s Day after Pentecost.
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====MATTINS.====
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Third Book of Kings (i. I.) IVI OW King David was old, and stricken in years : and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. Wherefore his servants said unto him : Let there be sought for my lord the King a young virgin, and let her stand before the King, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the King may get heat. So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag, a Shunamite, and brought her to the King. And the damsel was very fair, and slept with the King, and ministered unto him ; but the King knew her not.
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Here beginneth the Third Book of Kings (i. I.)  
  
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW King David was old, and stricken in years : and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. Wherefore his servants said unto him : Let there be sought for my lord the King a young virgin, and let her stand before the King, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the King may get heat. So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag, a Shunamite, and brought her to the King. And the damsel was very fair, and slept with the King, and ministered unto him ; but the King knew her not.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' And Zadok the Priest * and '''First Responsory.'''
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.'')
  
Prepare your hearts, &c., {^p. 221.) 298 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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298 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
  
'''Second Lesson.''' '''Third Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''  
  
nPHEN Adonijah, the son of Haggith,^ exalted himself, saying : I will be King. And he prepared him chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. And his father had not chidden him at any time, saying : Why hast thou done so ? And he also was a very goodly man, and his mother bare him after Absalom.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN Adonijah, the son of Haggith, 1 exalted himself, saying : I will be King. And he prepared him chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. And his father had not chidden him at any time, saying : Why hast thou done so ? And he also was a very goodly man, and his mother bare him after Absalom.
  
 
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the Priest, and they, following Adonijah, helped him. But Zadok the Priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah, and Nathan the Prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
 
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the Priest, and they, following Adonijah, helped him. But Zadok the Priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah, and Nathan the Prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God Which heareth all, &c., (/.
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God Which heareth all, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.''' ( 1 1 • ) ATyHEREFGRE Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying : Hast thou not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not ? Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. Go, and get thee in unto King David, and say unto him : Didst not thou, O my lord King, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne ? Why, then, doth Adonijah reign ? And while thou yet talkest there with the King, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
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'''Third Lesson.''' ( 11. )  
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREFORE Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying : Hast thou not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not ? Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. Go, and get thee in unto King David, and say unto him : Didst not thou, O my lord King, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne ? Why, then, doth Adonijah reign ? And while thou yet talkest there with the King, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
  
 
And Bathsheba went in unto the King, into the chamber.
 
And Bathsheba went in unto the King, into the chamber.
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., (^. 222.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''  
  
The Lesson is taken from the Epistle written to Nepotian by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] {Ep. ii.
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
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The Lesson is taken from the Epistle written to Nepotian by St Jerome, Priest [at Bethlehem.] (''Ep. ii. tom. i.'')
  
) ATI /"HEN David, who had once been a man of war, was seventy years old, the chill of old age came upon him, and he could get no heat.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEN David, who had once been a man of war, was seventy years old, the chill of old age came upon him, and he could get no heat.
  
So they sought out for him throughout all the coasts of Israel Abishag the Shunamite, to sleep with the king and to warm his aged body. Who is this Shunamite, Avife and yet virgin, so hot, that she could heat the chilly, so holy, that her warmth provoked him not to lust ? Let Solomon the Wise explain his father's enjoyment, and the "Peaceful One"^ tell of the warrior's embraces.
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So they sought out for him throughout all the coasts of Israel Abishag the Shunamite, to sleep with the king and to warm his aged body. Who is this Shunamite, Avife and yet virgin, so hot, that she could heat the chilly, so holy, that her warmth provoked him not to lust ? Let Solomon the Wise explain his father's enjoyment, and the "Peaceful One" 2 tell of the warrior's embraces.
  
 
" Get wisdom, get understanding ; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth ; forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee ; love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing ; therefore get wisdom ; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. Honour her, and she shall embrace thee, and shall give to thine head an ornament of grace.
 
" Get wisdom, get understanding ; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth ; forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee ; love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing ; therefore get wisdom ; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. Honour her, and she shall embrace thee, and shall give to thine head an ornament of grace.
  
She shall compass thee like a crown of delights." (Prov. iv. 5-9.) '''Fourth Responsory.'''
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She shall compass thee like a crown of delights." (Prov. iv. 5-9.)  
  
Saul hath slain, &c., {^p. 223,) Fifth Lessofi.
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
T N old men almost all the powers of the body become weakened, and while wisdom only is increasing, all 1 And of David. - A pun on the name " Solomon," which signifies " Peaceful." SEVENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 299 things else beside wisdom fail. Then faileth strength for fasting, for watching, for " chameunije," (that is, sleeping on the floor,) for wandering hither and thither, for receiving strangers, for defending the poor, for instance and constancy in prayer, for visiting the sick, for that work with the hands whence alms are given. I need not treat of this with long talk, but, in short, when the body is broken down, all the works of the body wax enfeebled.
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
Fifth Respoiisory.
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Fifth Lessofi.
  
Ye mountains, &c., (/. 223.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N old men almost all the powers of the body become weakened, and while wisdom only is increasing, all
  
1V[ EITHER do I say, on the other hand, that wisdom, which in many old men drivelleth into second childhood, is weak, or wanting in such of the young' and stout, as win knowledge by work and earnest study, by holiness of life and instancy of prayer to the Lord Jesus, but this I do say, that the more spiritual faculties have in youth many wrestlings with the body to go through, and that, what with violent provocations to vice, and what with the sensual ticklings of the flesh, they are apt to be smothered like fire among green wood, and not able to blaze forth in all their brightness. But when old age cometh upon them, who have spent their youth in acquiring sound knowledge, and have meditated in the law of the Lord day and night, it hath this effect on them, to make them more learned by their increased years, more experienced by constant use, more wise, through the advance of time—and, in short, doth offer them the rich harvest of their past diligence.
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1 And of David. - A pun on the name " Solomon," which signifies " Peaceful."
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things else beside wisdom fail. Then faileth strength for fasting, for watching, for " cham&#233;uni&#230;," (that is, sleeping on the floor,) for wandering hither and thither, for receiving strangers, for defending the poor, for instance and constancy in prayer, for visiting the sick, for that work with the hands whence alms are given. I need not treat of this with long talk, but, in short, when the body is broken down, all the works of the body wax enfeebled.
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
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Ye mountains, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>EITHER do I say, on the other hand, that wisdom, which in many old men drivelleth into second childhood, is weak, or wanting in such of the young' and stout, as win knowledge by work and earnest study, by holiness of life and instancy of prayer to the Lord Jesus, but this I do say, that the more spiritual faculties have in youth many wrestlings with the body to go through, and that, what with violent provocations to vice, and what with the sensual ticklings of the flesh, they are apt to be smothered like fire among green wood, and not able to blaze forth in all their brightness. But when old age cometh upon them, who have spent their youth in acquiring sound knowledge, and have meditated in the law of the Lord day and night, it hath this effect on them, to make them more learned by their increased years, more experienced by constant use, more wise, through the advance of time—and, in short, doth offer them the rich harvest of their past diligence.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c., (/. 223.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
My sins, &c., (/. 224.) Eighth Respo7isojy.
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My sins, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
  
One seraph cried, &c., {p. 218.) Seco7id Day.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c., ''(p. 218.)''
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====MATTINS.====
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (i. 28.) T^HEN King David answered, and said : Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the King's presence, and stood before the King. And the King sware, and said : As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying : Assuredly, Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead—even so will I certainly do this day. Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the King, and said : Let my lord David live for ever.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (i. 28.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN King David answered, and said : Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the King's presence, and stood before the King. And the King sware, and said : As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying : Assuredly, Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead—even so will I certainly do this day. Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the King, and said : Let my lord David live for ever.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., {p. 268.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., ''(p. 268.)''  
  
AND King David said : Call me -^^^ Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah. And they came before the King, and he said unto them : Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him 300 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND King David said : Call me Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah. And they came before the King, and he said unto them : Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him  
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300 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
  
 
down to Gihon, and let Zadok the Priest and Nathan the Prophet anoint him there King over Israel. And blow ye with the trumpet and say : God save King Solomon ? Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come, and sit upon my throne, for he shall be King in my stead.
 
down to Gihon, and let Zadok the Priest and Nathan the Prophet anoint him there King over Israel. And blow ye with the trumpet and say : God save King Solomon ? Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come, and sit upon my throne, for he shall be King in my stead.
  
O '''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., {p. 224.) Third Lesso7i.
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
  
CO Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah, and the Cherethites, and Pelethites,! went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon King David^s mule, and brought him to Gihon.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiadah, and the Cherethites, and Pelethites, 1 went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon King David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
  
 
And Zadok the Priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon ; and they blew the trumpet, and all the people said : God save King Solomon ! And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rang with the sound of them.
 
And Zadok the Priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon ; and they blew the trumpet, and all the people said : God save King Solomon ! And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rang with the sound of them.
  
Third Respo7isory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) Third Day.
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (ii. i.) ^M" OW the days of David drew nigh, that he should die. And he charged Solomon his son, saying : I go the way of all the earth ; be thou strong, therefore, and show thyself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest have understanding in whatsoever thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself; that the LORD may continue His word, which He spake concerning' me, saying : If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart, and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee a man on the throne of Israel.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (ii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW the days of David drew nigh, that he should die. And he charged Solomon his son, saying : I go the way of all the earth ; be thou strong, therefore, and show thyself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest have understanding in whatsoever thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself; that the LORD may continue His word, which He spake concerning' me, saying : If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart, and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee a man on the throne of Israel.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Lord, when Thy people, &c., {p. 269.) Seco7id Lesson.
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Lord, when Thy people, &c., ''(p. 269.)''
  
IX/rOREOVER thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, 2 and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner,^ the son of Ner, and unto Amasa* the son of J ether, whom he slew ; and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes, that were on his feet. Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
Seco7id Respo7isory.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>OREOVER thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, 2 and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner, 3 the son of Ner, and unto Amasa 4 the son of Jether, whom he slew ; and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes, that were on his feet. Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
  
And it came to pass, &c., (/. 270.) 'I Cherethites and Pelethites =executioners and runners. (Gesenius.) 2 Perhaps referring to the death of Absalom.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''
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'I Cherethites and Pelethites =executioners and runners. (Gesenius.) 2 Perhaps referring to the death of Absalom.
  
 
3 He assassinated him from a motive of private revenge when he came to make his peace with David at Hebron. 2 Kings (Sam.) iii. 27.
 
3 He assassinated him from a motive of private revenge when he came to make his peace with David at Hebron. 2 Kings (Sam.) iii. 27.
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^ He assassinated him, probably on suspicion of treachery. 2 Kings (Sam.) xx. 10.
 
^ He assassinated him, probably on suspicion of treachery. 2 Kings (Sam.) xx. 10.
  
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"DUT show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table. For so they came to me, when I fled from before Absalom thy brother.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to "the Two-Camps ;"i but he came down to meet me when I passed over Jordan, and I sware to him by the Lord, saying : I will not put thee to death with the sword ;—now, therefore, hold him not guiltless.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table. For so they came to me, when I fled from before Absalom thy brother.
  
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And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to "the Two-Camps ;" 1 but he came down to meet me when I passed over Jordan, and I sware to him by the Lord, saying : I will not put thee to death with the sword ;—now, therefore, hold him not guiltless. 2
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c., (/. 223.) Fourth Day.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (iii. 5.) 'T^HE Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and said : Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said : Thou hast showed unto Thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before Thee in truth and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with Thee ; and Thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit upon his throne, as it is this day.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (iii. 5.)  
  
^ Probably the place where Jacob met the " hosts of God," and which he called Mahanaim, "Two-camps." 2 Solomon afterwards had him put to death. 3 (i) Kings ii. 46. This command is the last recorded words of David. Verse 10 says : " So David slept with his fathers, and was buried m the city of David." '''First Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and said : Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said : Thou hast showed unto Thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before Thee in truth and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with Thee ; and Thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit upon his throne, as it is this day.
  
My sins are many, &c., {p. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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1 Probably the place where Jacob met the " hosts of God," and which he called Mahanaim, "Two-camps." 2 Solomon afterwards had him put to death. 3 (i) Kings ii. 46. This command is the last recorded words of David. Verse 10 says : " So David slept with his fathers, and was buried m the city of David."
  
AND now, O Lord my God, Thou '^^ hast made Thy servant King instead of David my father ; and I am but a little child ; I know not how to go out or come in. And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
For who is able to judge this Thy so great a people ? '''Second Responsory.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (A 224.) Third Lesso7i.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND the speech pleased the Lord, '^^ that Solomon had asked this thing. And the Lord said unto Solomon : Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither riches, nor the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment ; behold, I have done according to thy words, and have given unto thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour, so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND now, O Lord my God, Thou hast made Thy servant King instead of David my father ; and I am but a little child ; I know not how to go out or come in. And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And the Lord said unto Solomon : Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither riches, nor the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment ; behold, I have done according to thy words, and have given unto thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour, so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
  
 
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, (/. 225.) Fifth Day.
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Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, ''(p. 225.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (iv. 21.) AND Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river of the land of the Philistines unto the border of Egypt ; they brought him presents and served him all the days of his life. And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and three-score measures of meal ; ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep ; beside harts, and roe-bucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl. For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the river, and he had peace on all sides round about him.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river of the land of the Philistines unto the border of Egypt ; they brought him presents and served him all the days of his life. And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and three-score measures of meal ; ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep ; beside harts, and roe-bucks, and fallow-deer, and fatted fowl. For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the river, and he had peace on all sides round about him.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.)''
  
Prepare your hearts, &c., (/. 221.) Second Lessojt.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
  
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. And the ofiicers of the King that were heretofore named, they provided food for them : and for all that came unto King Solomon's table, they furnished all most carefully according to the season.
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And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. And the officers of the King that were heretofore named, they provided food for them : and for all that came unto King Solomon's table, they furnished all most carefully according to the season.
  
 
Barley also and straw for the horses and the beasts of burden, brought they unto the place where the King was, every man according to his charge. And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
 
Barley also and straw for the horses and the beasts of burden, brought they unto the place where the King was, every man according to his charge. And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
  
Seco7id Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God, Which heareth all, &c., (/.
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God, Which heareth all, &c., (p. 222.)
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
A ND Solomon's wisdom excelled '^^ the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt ; and he was wiser than all men ; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Reman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol ; and his fame was in all nations round about.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt ; and he was wiser than all men ; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Reman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol ; and his fame was in all nations round about.
  
And he spake three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spake of trees, from the cedar -tree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall ; he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creepingthings, and of fishes. And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all kings of the earth, which had heard of all wisdom.
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And he spake three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spake of trees, from the cedar-tree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall ; he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all kings of the earth, which had heard of all wisdom.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., {p. 222.) Sixth Day.
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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== Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
  
First Lesso?i.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (v. i.) AND Hiram, King of Tyre, sent his servants unto Solomon ; for he had heard that they had anointed him SEVENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 303 king' in the room of his father ; for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (v. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Hiram, King of Tyre, sent his servants unto Solomon ; for he had heard that they had anointed him  
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SEVENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 303  
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king in the room of his father ; for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
  
 
And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying : Thou knowest how that David my father would have built an house unto the name of the Lord his God, but could not do it, for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrent.
 
And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying : Thou knowest how that David my father would have built an house unto the name of the Lord his God, but could not do it, for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary, nor evil occurrent.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., (/. 223.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
VyHEREFORE, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake unto David my father, saying : Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto My name. Now, therefore, command thou thy servants that they hew me cedar-trees out of Lebanon, and let my servants be with thy servants ; and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants, according to all that thou shalt appoint ; for thou knowest that there is not among my people any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREFORE, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake unto David my father, saying : Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto My name. Now, therefore, command thou thy servants that they hew me cedar-trees out of Lebanon, and let my servants be with thy servants ; and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants, according to all that thou shalt appoint ; for thou knowest that there is not among my people any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., (^.
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Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
223.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
A ND it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said : Blessed be the LORD God this day, Which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people. And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying : I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for : I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir. My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea, and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them, and thou shalt accomplish my desire in giving food for my household.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said : Blessed be the LORD God this day, Which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people. And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying : I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for : I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir. My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea, and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them, and thou shalt accomplish my desire in giving food for my household.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the LORD, &c., (/. 223.) The Sabbath.
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Thus saith the LORD, &c., (p. 223.)  
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== Saturday. ==
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=== The Sabbath. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (vii. 51.) 00 was ended all the work that King Solomon made for the house of the LORD, and he brought in the things which David his father had dedicated ; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord. (viii.) Then were assembled all the elders of Israel, and the heads of the tribes, and the chiefs of the families of the children of Israel, unto King Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.^ And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim,^ which is the seventh month.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (vii. 51.)  
  
'• That is, from one to the other of the two southernmost of the hills on which Jerusalem stands.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O was ended all the work that King Solomon made for the house of the LORD, and he brought in the things which David his father had dedicated ; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the Lord. (viii.) Then were assembled all the elders of Israel, and the heads of the tribes, and the chiefs of the families of the children of Israel, unto King Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 1 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, 2 which is the seventh month.
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1 That is, from one to the other of the two southernmost of the hills on which Jerusalem stands.
  
 
2 It falls about September, and is more commonly called Tizri.
 
2 It falls about September, and is more commonly called Tizri.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., (/. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND all the elders of Israel came ; and the Priests took up the ark, and they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of the covenant, and all the vessels of the sanctuary that were in the tabernacle, even those did the Priests and the Levites bring up. And King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
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And the Priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the Most Holy Place, even under the wings of the Cherubim. 1 For the Cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and covered the ark, and the staves thereof, above.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord ; so that the Priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud ; for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord. Then spake Solomon : The Lord said that He would dwell in the cloud. 2
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, &c., (p. 225.)
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====VESPERS.====
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' O Lord, Thou hast hearkened unto the prayer of Thy servant, * that I might build a temple unto Thy Name.
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''Prayer from Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.''
  
AND all the elders of Israel came ; and the Priests took up the ark, and they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of the covenant, and all the vessels of the sanctuary that were in the tabernacle, even those did the Priests and the Levites bring up. And King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
 
  
And the Priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the Most Holy Place, even under the wings of the Cherubim.^ For the Cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and covered the ark, and the staves thereof, above.
 
  
the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord. Then spake Solomon : The Lord said that He would dwell in the cloud. ^ '''Third Responsory.'''
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1 Two colossal images of these creatures made of olive-wood plated with gold, which stood in the Holy of Holies, with their wings arranged so as to overshadow the ark of the covenant.
  
Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, &c., {p. 225.) ====VESPERS.====
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2 The reader will do well to read the rest of ch. viii., which contains Solomon's dedicatory prayer.
  
A7itiphoji at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. O Lord, Thou hast hearkened unto the prayer of Thy servant, ^ that I might build a temple unto Thy Name.
 
  
Prayerfrom Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.
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'''Citations'''
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