O LORDGod of Abraham,Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers,keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and preparea their heart unto thee:
And give unto Solomon my son a perfectheart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision .
And Davidsaid to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregationblessed the LORDGod of their fathers, and bowed down their heads , and worshipped the LORD, and the king.21
And they sacrificedsacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousandbullocks, a thousandrams, and a thousandlambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:22
And did eat and drinkbefore the LORD on that day with greatgladness. And they made Solomon the son of Davidking the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.23
Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered ; and all Israelobeyed him.
And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of kingDavid, submitted themselvesuntoSolomon the king.25
And the LORDmagnifiedSolomonexceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royalmajesty as had not been on any kingbefore him in Israel.26
Thus David the son of Jessereigned over all Israel.27
And the time that he reigned over Israel was fortyyears;sevenyearsreigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.28
And he died in a good old age,full of days,riches, and honour: and Solomon his sonreigned in his stead.