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1 Kings 11

Solomon's wives and concubines.

1 Kings 11:1 But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh,—women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites: 1 Kings 11:2 out of the nations concerning whom Yahweh had said unto the sons of Israel—Ye shall not go in unto them, and, they, shall not come in unto you, surely they will turn aside your heart after their gods. Unto these, did Solomon cleave in love. 1 Kings 11:3 So it came to pass that he had seven hundred wives who were princesses, and three hundred concubines,—and, his wives, turned aside, his heart.

In his old age they draw him to idolatry.

1 Kings 11:4 Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods,—his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father. 1 Kings 11:5 And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites. 1 Kings 11:6 Thus Solomon did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,—and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father. 1 Kings 11:7 Then, did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem,—and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon; 1 Kings 11:8 and, thus, did he for all his foreign wives,—who burned incense and offered sacrifices unto their gods.

God threateneth him.

1 Kings 11:9 Therefore did Yahweh shew himself angry with Solomon,—because his heart had turned aside from Yahweh God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice; 1 Kings 11:10 and had been giving command to him concerning this thing, that he should not go away after other gods,—but he had not taken heed unto that which Yahweh had commanded. 1 Kings 11:11 Wherefore Yahweh said unto Solomon—Forasmuch as this hath come to pass with thee, and thou hast not heeded my covenant and my statutes, which I charged upon thee, I will, rend, the kingdom away from thee, and will give it unto a servant of thine. 1 Kings 11:12 Notwithstanding, in thine own days, will I not do it, for the sake of David thy father,—out of the hand of thy son, will I rend it. 1 Kings 11:13 Howbeit, all the kingdom, will I not rend away, one tribe, will I give unto thy son,—for the sake of David my servant, and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.

Solomon's adversaries were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt,

1 Kings 11:14 And Yahweh raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite,—of the seed of the king, was he, in Edom. 1 Kings 11:15 And it came to pass, when David was dealing with Edom, and Joab general of the army went up to bury the slain,—and had smitten every male in Edom,— 1 Kings 11:16 for, six months, did Joab remain there, with all Israel,—until he had cut off every male in Edom, 1 Kings 11:17 that Hadad fled, he and certain men of Edom of the servants of his father, with him, to go into Egypt,—Hadad being a little boy. 1 Kings 11:18 So they arose out of Midian, and came into Paran,—and took certain men with them out of Paran, and came into Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and, food, appointed him, and, land, did give unto him. 1 Kings 11:19 And Hadad found great favour in the eyes of Pharaoh,—so that he gave him to wife, the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 1 Kings 11:20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare to him Genubath his son, and Tahpenes weaned him, in the house of Pharaoh,—and so it came about, that Genubath was of the household of Pharaoh, among the sons of Pharaoh. 1 Kings 11:21 And, when, Hadad, heard in Egypt, that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab general of the army was dead, Hadad said unto Pharaoh, Let me go, that I may take my journey unto mine own land. 1 Kings 11:22 Then said Pharaoh unto him—But what hast thou been lacking with me, that lo! thou art seeking to take thy journey unto thine own land? And he said—Nothing, howbeit, let me go.

Rezon, who reigned in Damascus,

1 Kings 11:23 And God raised up against him an adversary, Rezon son of Eliada,—who had fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord; 1 Kings 11:24 and he gathered unto him men, and became captain of a band when David slew them [of Zobah],—then went they to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. 1 Kings 11:25 Thus became he an adversary unto Israel, all the days of Solomon, this, is the mischief which Hadad did,—so then, he abhorred Israel, when he reigned over Syria.

and Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied.

1 Kings 11:26 Jeroboam also, son of Nebat, an Ephrathite from Zeredah, whose, mother's name, was Zeruah, a widow woman, he being servant to Solomon, lifted up a hand against the king. 1 Kings 11:27 And, this, was the cause that he lifted up a hand against the king,—Solomon, built Millo, he closed up of the of David his father. the breach city 1 Kings 11:28 Now, the man Jeroboam, being an able Solomon observed his servant, that he man, was, one to execute a work, so he gave him oversight of all the charge of the house of Joseph. 1 Kings 11:29 And it came to pass, at that time, when, Jeroboam, went forth out of Jerusalem, that there met him Ahijah the Shilonite, the prophet, in the way, he having wrapped himself about with a new mantle; and, they two, were by themselves, in the field. 1 Kings 11:30 Then Ahijah laid hold of the new mantle, that was upon him,—and rent it into twelve pieces; 1 Kings 11:31 and said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten places,—for Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel—Behold me! about to rend the kingdom, out of the hand of Solomon, and I will give unto thee ten tribes: 1 Kings 11:32 Howbeit, one tribe, shall he retain,—for the sake of my servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen, out of all the tribes of Israel: 1 Kings 11:33 Because they have forsaken me, and bowed themselves down to Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, to Chemosh, god of the Moabites, and to Milcom, god of the sons of Ammon,—and have not walked in my ways, by doing what is right in mine eyes, even my statutes and my regulations, like David his father. 1 Kings 11:34 Yet will I not take all the kingdom out of his hand,—but will suffer him to be, leader, all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose,—who kept my commandments and my statutes. 1 Kings 11:35 But I will take the kingdom out of the hand of his son, and will give it to thee, even the ten tribes. 1 Kings 11:36 Nevertheless, go his son, will I give one tribe,—to the end there may remain a lamp unto David my servant always before me, in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself, to put my Name there. 1 Kings 11:37 But, thee, will I take, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul could desire,—and thou shalt be king over Israel. 1 Kings 11:38 So shall it be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I shall command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that which is right in mine eyes, by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as did David my servant, then will I be with thee, and will build thee an assured house, as I have built for David, and will give unto thee, Israel. 1 Kings 11:39 Thus will I humiliate the seed of David, because of this; yet not for ever. 1 Kings 11:40 When therefore Solomon sought to put, Jeroboam, to death, Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt,—and remained in Egypt, until the death of Solomon.

Solomon's acts, reign, and death: Rehoboam succeedeth him.

1 Kings 11:41 Now, the rest of the story of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are, they, not written in the book of the records of Solomon? 1 Kings 11:42 Now, the days which Solomon reigned in Jerusalem, over all Israel, were forty years. 1 Kings 11:43 So then Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father,—and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

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