And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold and the table of gold, where upon the shew-bread was; and the candle sticks of pure gold; five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle; with the flowers and the lamps, and the tongs of gold; and the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the Temple. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he had made King Solomon for the house of the Lord.
And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. REV. xxii.
May the Supreme Grand Master graciously preside over
all our counsels, and direct us in all such things as he
will be pleased to approve and bless. May our profession
as Masons be the rule of our conduct as men. May our
secret retreat ever continue to be the resort of the
just and merciful; the seat of the moral virtues, and
the home of the select. So mote it be.
His foundation is in the holy mountains.The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me. Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: this man was born there. And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the Highest himself shall establish her. The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.