F I R S T K I N G S
As, in the story of David, one chapter of wars and
victories follows another, so, in the story of Solomon, one chapter
concerning his buildings follows another. In this chapter we have,
I. His fitting up several buildings for himself and his own use,
ver. 1-12. II. His
furnishing the temple which he had built for God, 1. With two
pillars, ver. 13-22. 2.
With a molten sea, ver.
23-26. 3. With ten basins of brass (ver. 27-37), and ten layers upon them,
ver. 38, 39. 4. With all
the other utensils of the temple, ver. 40-50. 5. With the things that his
father had dedicated, ver.
51. The particular description of these things was not
needless when it was written, nor is it now useless.