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byword among all nations.
CH2 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to
every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD
done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
CH2 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of
their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and
laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore
hath he brought all this evil upon them.
CH2 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon
had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
CH2 8:2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon
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