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Solomon's sacrifices, ver. 1 - 6.
His prayer and God's answer, ver. 7 - 12.
The strength, wealth, and trade of Israel, ver. 13 - 17.
2: Spake - Concerning his intention of going to Gibeon, and that
they should attend him thither.
4: The ark - He separated the ark from the tabernacle, and brought it
to Jerusalem, where he intended to build a more noble and lasting
habitation for it.
5: Sought - Sought the Lord and his favour by hearty prayers and
sacrifices in the place which God had appointed.
8: To reign, &c. - Give me the spirit of my father David, that
Israel may not suffer by the change. The eminency of those that went
before us, and the obligation that lies upon us, to keep and carry on
the good work they were engaged in, should quicken our prayers for wisdom
and grace, that we may do the work of God in our day, as faithful as
they did in theirs.
12: Neither &c. - Those that make this world their end, come short
of the other, and frequently of this too. But those who make the other
world their end, shall not only obtain that, but shalt have as much as
is convenient of this world in their way.