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64 The same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord, for there he offered the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat pieces of the peace offerings, because (A)the bronze altar that was before the Lord was too small to receive the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat pieces of the peace offerings.

65 So Solomon held (B)the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly, from (C)Lebo-hamath to (D)the Brook of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven days.[a] 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had shown to David his servant and to Israel his people.

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  1. 1 Kings 8:65 Septuagint; Hebrew seven days and seven days, fourteen days

64 On that same day the king consecrated the middle part of the courtyard in front of the temple of the Lord, and there he offered burnt offerings, grain offerings and the fat(A) of the fellowship offerings, because the bronze altar(B) that stood before the Lord was too small to hold the burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the fat of the fellowship offerings.(C)

65 So Solomon observed the festival(D) at that time, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath(E) to the Wadi of Egypt.(F) They celebrated it before the Lord our God for seven days and seven days more, fourteen days in all. 66 On the following day he sent the people away. They blessed the king and then went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good(G) things the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.

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