THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 14
THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 14
THE HOLY BIBLE
Translated from the Latin Vulgate
Diligently Compared with the Hebrew Greek
and Other Editions in Divers Languages
THE OLD TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Douay
A.D. 1609 & 1610
THE NEW TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Rheims
The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with
the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner
THE SECOND BOOK OF PARALIPOMENON
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 1
Solomon offereth sacrifices at Gabaon. His choice of wisdom which God
1:1. And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom and
the Lord his God was with him and magnified him to a high degree.
1:2. And Solomon gave orders to all Israel to the captains of
thousands and of hundreds and to the rulers and to the judges of all
Israel and the heads of the families:
1:3. And he went with all the multitude to the high place of Gabaon
where was the tabernacle of the covenant of the Lord which Moses the
servant of God made in the wilderness.
1:4. For David had brought the ark of God from Cariathiarim to the
place which he had prepared for it and where he had pitched a
tabernacle for it that is in Jerusalem.
1:5. And the altar of brass which Beseleel the son of Uri the son of
Hur had made was there before the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon
and all the assembly sought it:
1:6. And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the
tabernacle of the covenant of the Lord and offered up on it a thousand
1:7. And behold that night God appeared to him saying: Ask what thou
wilt that I should give thee.
1:8. And Solomon said to God: Thou hast shewn great kindness to my
father David: and hast made me king in his stead.
1:9. Now therefore O Lord God let thy word be fulfilled which thou
hast promised to David my father: for thou hast made me king over thy
great people which is as innumerable as the dust of the earth.
1:10. Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before
thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people which is so
1:11. And God said to Solomon: Because this choice hath pleased thy
heart and thou hast not asked riches and wealth and glory nor the
lives of them that hate thee nor many days of life: but hast asked
wisdom and knowledge to be able to judge my people over which I have
made thee king
1:12. Wisdom and knowledge are granted to thee: and I will give thee
riches and wealth and glory so that none of the kings before thee
nor after thee shall be like thee.
1:13. Then Solomon came from the high place of Gabaon to Jerusalem
before the tabernacle of the covenant and reigned over Israel.
1:14. And he gathered to himself chariots and horsemen and he had a
thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen: and he
placed them in the cities of the chariots and with the king in
1:15. And the king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones
and cedar trees as sycamores which grow in the plains in great
1:16. And there were horses brought him from Egypt and from Coa by the
king's merchants who went and bought at a price
1:17. A chariot of four horses for six hundred pieces of silver and a
horse for a hundred and fifty: in like manner market was made in all the
kingdoms of the Hethites and of the kings of Syria.
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 2
Solomon's embassy to Hiram who sends him a skilful workman and timber.
2:1. And Solomon determined to build a house to the name of the Lord
and a palace for himself.
2:2. And he numbered out seventy thousand men to bear burdens and
eighty thousand to hew stones in the mountains and three thousand six
hundred to oversee them.
2:3. He sent also to Hiram king of Tyre saying: As thou didst with
David my father and didst send him cedars to build him a house in
which he dwelt:
2:4. So do with me that I may build a house to the name of the Lord my
God to dedicate it to burn incense before him and to perfume with
aromatical spices and for the continual setting forth of bread and for
the holocausts morning and evening and on the sabbaths and on the new
moons and the solemnities of the Lord our God for ever which are
commanded for Israel.
2:5. For the house which I desire to build is great: for our God is
great above all gods.
2:6. Who then can be able to build him a worthy house? if heaven and
the heavens of heavens cannot contain him: who am I that I should be
able to build him a house? but to this end only that incense may be
burnt before him.
2:7. Send me therefore a skilful man that knoweth how to work in gold
and in silver in brass and in iron in purple in scarlet and in blue
and that hath skill in engraving with the artificers which I have with
me in Judea and Jerusalem whom David my father provided.
2:8. Send me also cedars and fir trees and pine trees from Libanus:
for I know that thy servants are skilful in cutting timber in Libanus
and my servants shall be with thy servants
2:9. To provide me timber in abundance. For the house which I desire to
build is to be exceeding great and glorious.
2:10. And I will give thy servants the workmen that are to cut down the
trees for their food twenty thousand cores of wheat and as many cores
of barley and twenty thousand measures of wine and twenty thousand
measures of oil.
2:11. And Hiram king of Tyre sent a letter to Solomon saying: Because
the Lord hath loved his people therefore he hath made thee king over
2:12. And he added saying: Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel who
made heaven and earth who hath given to king David a wise and knowing
son endued with understanding and prudence to build a house to the
Lord and a palace for himself.
2:13. I therefore have sent thee my father Hiram a wise and most
2:14. The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan whose father was a
Tyrian who knoweth how to work in gold and in silver in brass and in
iron and in marble and in timber in purple also and violet and silk
and scarlet: and who knoweth to grave all sort of graving and to devise
ingeniously all that there may be need of in the work with thy
artificers and with the artificers of my lord David thy father.
2:15. The wheat therefore and the barley and the oil and the wine
which thou my lord hast promised send to thy servants.
2:16. And we will cut down as many trees out of Libanus as thou shalt
want and will convey them in floats by sea to Joppe: and it will be thy
part to bring them thence to Jerusalem.
2:17. And Solomon numbered all the proselytes in the land of Israel
after the numbering which David his father had made and they were found
a hundred and fifty-three thousand and six hundred.
2:18. And he set seventy thousand of them to carry burdens on their
shoulders and eighty thousand to hew stones in the mountains: and three
thousand and six hundred to be overseers of the work of the people.
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 3
The plan and ornaments of the temple: the cherubims the veil and the
3:1. And Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in
mount Moria which had been shewn to David his father in the place
which David had prepared in the thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
3:2. And he began to build in the second month in the fourth year of
3:3. Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid to build the
house of God the length by the first measure sixty cubits the breadth
3:4. And the porch in the front which was extended in length according
to the measure of the breadth of the house twenty cubits: and the
height was a hundred and twenty cubits: and he overlaid it within with
3:5. And the greater house he ceiled with deal boards and overlaid them
with plates of fine gold throughout: and he graved in them palm trees
and like little chains interlaced with one another.
3:6. He paved also the floor of the temple with most precious marble of
3:7. And the gold of the plates with which he overlaid the house and
the beams thereof and the posts and the walls and the doors was of
the finest: and he graved cherubims on the walls.
3:8. He made also the house of the holy of holies: the length of it
according to the breadth of the temple twenty cubits and the breadth
of it in like manner twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with plates of
gold amounting to about six hundred talents.
3:9. He made also nails of gold and the weight of every nail was fifty
sicles: the upper chambers also he overlaid with gold.
3:10. He made also in the house of the holy of holies two cherubims of
image work: and he overlaid them with gold.
3:11. The wings of the cherubims were extended twenty cubits so that
one wing was five cubits long and reached to the wall of the house: and
the other was also five cubits long and reached to the wing of the
3:12. In like manner the wing of the other cherub was five cubits long
and reached to the wall: and his other wing was five cubits long and
touched the wing of the other cherub.
3:13. So the wings of the two cherubims were spread forth and were
extended twenty cubits: and they stood upright on their feet and their
faces were turned toward the house without.
3:14. He made also a veil of violet purple scarlet and silk: and
wrought in it cherubims.
3:15. He made also before the doors of the temple two pillars which
were five and thirty cubits high: and their chapiters were five cubits.
3:16. He made also as it were little chains in the oracle and he put
them on the heads of the pillars: and a hundred pomegranates which he
put between the little chains.
3:17. These pillars he put at the entrance of the temple one on the
right hand and the other on the left: that which was on the right hand
he called Jachin: and that on the left hand Booz.
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 4
The altar of brass the molten sea upon twelve oxen the ten loaves the
candlesticks and other vessels and ornaments of the temple.
4:1. He made also an altar of brass twenty cubits long and twenty
cubits broad and ten cubits high.
4:2. Also a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim round in
compass: it was five cubits high and a line of thirty cubits compassed
it round about.
4:3. And under it there was the likeness of oxen and certain engravings
on the outside of ten cubits compassed the belly of the sea as it were
with two rows.
4:4. And the oxen were cast: and the sea itself was set upon the twelve
oxen three of which looked toward the north and other three toward the
west: and other three toward the south and the other three that
remained toward the east and the sea stood upon them: and the hinder
parts of the oxen were inward under the sea.
4:5. Now the thickness of it was a handbreadth and the brim of it was
like the brim of a cup or of a crisped lily: and it held three thousand
4:6. He made also ten lavers: and he set five on the right hand and
five on the left to wash in them all such things as they were to offer
for holocausts: but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
4:7. And he made ten golden candlesticks according to the form which
they were commanded to be made by: and he set them in the temple five
on the right hand and five on the left.
4:8. Moreover also ten tables: and he set them in the temple five on
the right side and five on the left. Also a hundred bowls of gold.
4:9. He made also the court of the priests and a great hall and doors
in the hall which he covered with brass.
4:10. And he set the sea on the right side over against the east toward
4:11. And Hiram made caldrons and fleshhooks and bowls: and finished
all the king's work the house of God:
4:12. That is to say the two pillars and the pommels and the
chapiters and the network to cover the chapiters over the pommels.
4:13. And four hundred pomegranates and two wreaths of network so that
two rows of pomegranates were joined to each wreath to cover the
pommels and the chapiters of the pillars.
4:14. He made also bases and lavers which he set upon the bases:
4:15. One sea and twelve oxen under the sea;
4:16. And the caldrons and fleshhooks and bowls. All the vessels did
Hiram his father make for Solomon in the house of the Lord of the finest
4:17. In the country near the Jordan did the king cast them in a clay
ground between Sochot and Saredatha.
4:18. And the multitude of vessels was innumerable so that the weight
of the brass was not known.
4:19. And Solomon made all the vessels for the house of God and the
golden altar and the tables upon which were the loaves of proposition
4:20. The candlesticks also of most pure gold with their lamps to give
light before the oracle according to the manner.
4:21. And certain flowers and lamps and golden tongs: all were made of
the finest gold.
4:22. The vessels also for the perfumes and the censers and the bowls
and the mortars of pure gold. And he graved the doors of the inner
temple that is for the holy of holies: and the doors of the temple
without were of gold. And thus all the work was finished which Solomon
made in the house of the Lord.
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 5
The ark is brought with great solemnity into the temple: the temple is
filled with the glory of God.
5:1. Then Solomon brought in all those things that David his father had
vowed the silver and the gold and all the vessels he put among the
treasures of the house of God.
5:2. And after this he gathered together the ancients of Israel and all
the princes of the tribes and the heads of the families of the
children of Israel to Jerusalem to bring the ark of the covenant of the
Lord out of the city of David which is Sion.
5:3. And all the men of Israel came to the king in the solemn day of the
5:4. And when all the ancients of Israel were come the Levites took up
5:5. And brought it in together with all the furniture of the
tabernacle. And the priests with the Levites carried the vessels of the
sanctuary which were in the tabernacle.
5:6. And king Solomon and all the assembly of Israel and all that were
gathered together before the ark sacrificed rams and oxen without
number: so great was the multitude of the victims.
5:7. And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord into
its place that is to the oracle of the temple into the holy of holies
under the wings of the cherubims:
5:8. So that the cherubims spread their wings over the place in which
the ark was set and covered the ark itself and its staves.
5:9. Now the ends of the staves wherewith the ark was carried because
they were some thing longer were seen before the oracle: but if a man
were a little outward he could not see them. So the ark has been there
unto this day.
5:10. And there was nothing else in the ark but the two tables which
Moses put there at Horeb when the Lord gave the law to the children of
Israel at their coming out of Egypt.
5:11. Now when the priests were come out of the sanctuary for all the
priests that could be found there were sanctified: and as yet at that
time the courses and orders of the ministries were not divided among
5:12. Both the Levites and the singing men that is both they that were
under Asaph and they that were under Heman and they that were under
Idithun with their sons and their brethren clothed with fine linen
sounded with cymbals and psalteries and harps standing on the east
side of the altar and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding
5:13. So when they all sounded together both with trumpets and voice
and cymbals and organs and with divers kind of musical instruments
and lifted up their voice on high: the sound was heard afar off so that
when they began to praise the Lord and to say: Give glory to the Lord
for he is good for his mercy endureth for ever: the house of God was
filled with a cloud.
5:14. Nor could the priests stand and minister by reason of the cloud.
For the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.
2 Paralipomenon Chapter 6
Solomon's blessings and prayer.
6:1. Then Solomon said: The Lord promised that he would dwell in a
6:2. But I have built a house to his name that he might dwell there for
6:3. And the king turned his face and blessed all the multitude of
Israel for all the multitude stood attentive and he said:
6:4. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel who hath accomplished in
deed that which he spoke to David my father saying:
6:5. From the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt I
chose no city among all the tribes of Israel for a house to be built in
it to my name: neither chose I any other man to be the ruler of my
6:6. But I chose Jerusalem that my name might be there: and I chose
David to set him over my people Israel.
6:7. And whereas David my father had a mind to build a house to the name
of the Lord the God of Israel
6:8. The Lord said to him: Forasmuch as it was thy will to build a house
to my name thou hast done well indeed in having such a will:
6:9. But thou shalt not build the house but thy son who shall come out
of thy loins he shall build a house to my name.
6:10. The Lord therefore hath accomplished his word which he spoke: and
I am risen up in the place of David my father and sit upon the throne
of Israel as the Lord promised: and have built a house to the name of
the Lord God of Israel.