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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.'')  
 
Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.'')  
 
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'''Second Lesson.'''  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''  
  
<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.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN Adonijah, the son of Haggith, <ref>And of David.</ref> 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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<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.
 
<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" 2 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" <ref>A pun on the name " Solomon," which signifies " Peaceful." </ref> 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.
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Fifth Lessofi.
 
Fifth Lessofi.
  
<span class="dropcap">I</span>N old men almost all the powers of the body become weakened, and while wisdom only is increasing, all  
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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 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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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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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<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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<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 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.
 
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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.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<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.
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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, <ref>Cherethites and Pelethites = executioners and runners. (Gesenius.) </ref> 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.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<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.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>OREOVER thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, <ref>Perhaps referring to the death of Absalom.</ref> and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner, <ref>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.</ref> the son of Ner, and unto Amasa <ref>He assassinated him, probably on suspicion of treachery. 2 Kings (Sam.) xx. 10.</ref> 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.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
 
And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''  
 
And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''  
 
'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.
 
 
^ He assassinated him, probably on suspicion of treachery. 2 Kings (Sam.) xx. 10.
 
 
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
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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.
 
<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.
  
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
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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 ;" <ref>Probably the place where Jacob met the " hosts of God," and which he called Mahanaim, "Two-camps." </ref> 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. <ref>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." </ref>
  
 
'''Third 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.
 
<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.
 
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."
 
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
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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.
 
<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.'''
 
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (v. i.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (v. i.)  
  
<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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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Hiram, King of Tyre, sent his servants unto Solomon ; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father ; for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
 
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king in the room of his father ; for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
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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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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (vii. 51.)  
 
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (vii. 51.)  
  
<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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<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. <ref><That is, from one to the other of the two southernmost of the hills on which Jerusalem stands./ref> And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, <ref>t falls about September, and is more commonly called Tizri.</ref> which is the seventh month.
 
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
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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.
 
<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.
  
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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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. <ref>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.</ref> For the Cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and covered the ark, and the staves thereof, above.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
<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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<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. <ref>The reader will do well to read the rest of ch. viii., which contains Solomon's dedicatory prayer.</ref>
  
 
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''Prayer from Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.''
 
''Prayer from Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.''
 
 
 
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.
 
 
2 The reader will do well to read the rest of ch. viii., which contains Solomon's dedicatory prayer.
 
  
  
 
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