“And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.  And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.  And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, ‘As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate to Him, to burn before Him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This, for ever to Israel.
And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.  But who is able to build Him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who am I then, that I should build Him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before Him?'” 2 Chronicles 2:1-6  (KJB)

REFERENCES: 1 Kings 5:1, 15; 8:27; Exodus 25:30; Numbers 28:3; Psalm 135:5; 1 Peter 2:4-10

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