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God's covenant house of tiie Loud, and the king's) nouse, and all Solomon's desire which nc was plea8ed to do,
2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.
3 And tiie Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made before me : I Jiave hallowed this house which thou hast| built, to put my name there lor ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall he there perpetually.
4 And it" thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that 1 have commanded thee, and will keep my statutes and my judgments;
5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upou the throne of Israel.
6 Buc if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and\ my statutes which 1 have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them;
7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them : and this house which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the Lord done] thus unto this land, and to this house f'|
9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought forth their lathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon othergods, and have worshipped f.!iem,and served them: therefore hath the Loud brought upon them all this evil.
10 IT And it came to pass at the end or twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Loud, and the king's house.
11 (Now Hiram "the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedartrees, and fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cit;-is'm the land of Galilee.
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12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had and they pleased him not. CHAP. X. vislteth Solomon.
13 And he said, AVhat cities are these which thou hast given me, my brolh er? And he called them the iand o! Cabul unto this day.
14 And Hiram sent to the king six score talents of gold.
15 IT And thiswthe reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the Lord, and his own house, and Millo,and the wall of Jerusalem, andliazor, and Meggido, and Gezer.
16 For Pharaoh kingof Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer, and burnt it with lire, and slain the Canaanites that dwell in the city, and given it J'or a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.
17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Belh-horon the nether,
18 And Baalath, and Tadmorin the wilderness, in the land,
1 ft And all the cities of store that Solo mon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Je rusalem, and in Lebanon, and in al the land of his dominion.
20 V And all the people that were lelt of the Amorites, llittites, Periz zites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,
21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children o( Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a t ribute of bond-service unto this day
22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no oond-men : but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, ami rulers of his chariots, and his horse men
23 These were the chief of the offi cers that were over Solomon's work, live hundred and fifty, which bar' rule over the people that wrought n. the work.
24 TTBul Pharaoh's daughter came uy, out of the city of David unto her house whir l) Solomon had built for her then did he build Millo.
25 IT And three times in a year die Solomon oiler burnt-orierings aim peace-offerings upon the altar which he. built unto the Loan, and he burnt
J7ic Queen oj SJieba incense upon the altar thaltotubefore the Lord: eo he finished the house.
2fi ff And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziou geber, which is beside Elotli, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, slupmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold,four hundred and twenty talents, and brought il to king Solomon.
AND when the queen of Sln-ba heard of the lame of Solomon concerning lite name of the Loan, she came to prove him with hard questions.
2 And she came to Jerusalem \viih a very great tiain, with camels that hare spices, and very much gold, and precious stone?: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told hm-not,
-1 1T And when the queen of Shcba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that lie had built.
f> And the meat of his table, and the flitting of his servants, and the attei danc? of his ministers, and their rq parel, and his cup-bearers, and his cent by winch he went up unto tli house of the Loud; there was no mo> spirit in her.
6 And she said to the king, It was true report, that 1 heard in mine ow land ol'thy acts, and of thy wisdom.
7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until 1 came, and mine eyes had seen il; and, behold, the half was not told me- thy wisdom and prosperity exeeedeth the fame which 1 heard.
S Happy are thy men, happy are these liiy servants, which stand contin ually before thee, and that hear thy
9 Blr-ssed be the Lord thy God which delighted in thee, to set thee throne of Israel: because the Loud loved Israel for ever, therefore made ice king, to do judgment andji
very great store, and precious stones there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Shebagave to king Solomon.
LI And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plentyof almug-treee, nd precious stones.
12 And the king made of the almugtrees,pillars for the house of the Loan, and for the king's house, harps also
id psalteries for singers: there came o such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Shcba all her desire, whatso
vur she asked, besides thai which olomon gave her of his royal bounty: o she turned, and went to her own oriutry, she and her servants. 1-1 TT Now the weight o( gold that ame to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of
.Besides that he had of the mercliruumen, and of the traffic of the pice-merchants, and of all the kings f Arabia, and of the governors of lie country.
lfi U And king Solomon made fro undred targets of beaten gold: six
hundred shekels of gold went to one
17 And he. made three hundred shields :]f beaten gold: three pounds of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
IS V, Moreover, the king made agreat throne ofivorv, and overlaid it with he best gold."
19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne ivas round behind: and there iwe stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions
tood beside the stays.
20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made
n any kingdom.
21 IT And all king Solomon's drinking . essels were o/"gold,and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none icere of silver: it was nothing accounted of m the days of Solomon.
| 22 For the king had at sea a navy of
10 And she gave the king a hundred jTarshish with the navy of Hirai and lweiitvtaVut8ofgohl,and
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Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of-the earth for riches and for wisdom.
21 IT And all the earth sought to Solrmon, to near his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
26 And they brought every man Ins present,vessels of 8uver,and vessels of] gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
26 IT And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.
27 And the king made silvers be in Jerusalem as stones,and cedar? m he <o <>t;astlie sycamore-trees that bi the vale, for abundance.
•28^ And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen y: king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred s/iekck silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty: and so for all the king9 of the Hittitea, and for the kings of Syria,did they bring litem out by their means. CHAP. XT.
BUT king Solomon loved many st range "women, together with (lie daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidoniaus, and Hittites;
2 Of the nations concerning which the Lokb said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in lo Ihem, neither shall they come in unto you: ^/o;-surely they will turn away your heart after I heir gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away Ins heart.
4 For it enme to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned awny his heart after other gods: and his| heart was not perfect with the Lord Ins God, as was the heart of David his father.
5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the '/idonians,and after
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Milcom the abomination of the Am
6 And Solomon did evil in the sight [of the Loud, and went not fully alter 'the Lord, as did David his father.
7 Then did Solomon build a high place forChemoshlhe abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and tor Molech the abomination of the children of Amnion.
8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense, and sacrificed unto their gods.
9 TT And the Lord was angry with Solomon,because his heart was turne(. from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
10 And had commanded him concern ng this thing, that he should not go after other gods; hut he kept not that which the Lord commanded.
11 Wherefore the Loud said unto Solomon,Forasmuch as this is done ol tiiec, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which 1 have commanded ihee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
12 Notwithstanding in thy days Iwill not do it for David thy father's sake; but 1 will rend it out of the hand or thy *«,n.
13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom: but will give one tribe to thy son forDavid my servant's sake ind for Jerusalem's sake,which I have rhosei
14 1T And the Lord stirred up an dversnry unto Solomon, Hndad the Edomite: be was of the king's seed Edom.
") For it came to pass, when David a in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, alter he had smitten every male in Edom;
16 (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut oil'every male in Edom:)
17 ThatHadad fled, lie and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hndad bring yet a liule child.
13 And theyaro6eoutofMidiaD and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran,and they :ame to Egypt,unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him a house, and appoint ed him victuals, and gave him land
19 And H;idad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that be gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister ofTahpenes the queen.
2^ And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath, bis son, whom Tabpenes weaned in Pharaon's house: and Genubaihwas in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his faUiers,and Lhat Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let depart, that 1 may go to mine own country.
22Thcn Fharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothin; howbeit, let me go in any wise.
23 IT And God stirred him up anoth adversary, Rezon the son ofEliadali,] which lied from his lord Hadadczer) king of Zobah:
24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band,when David slew them of ZobaJi: and they went to Damascus,ajid dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
25 And he was an adversary to Israel] all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
26 TT And Jeroboam the son ofNebat. an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow-woman, even he lilted up Aw hand against the king.
27 And this was the cause that lie| lifted up his hand against the kin;_ Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.
23 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour : and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
29 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out. of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment;' and they two were alone in the field:
30 And Ahijah caught the new gar ment that wns on him, and rent hi) twelve peice9:
31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take' l.hee ten pieces: for thus saith the Loiin. the God of Israel, Behold. I
CHAP. XL Solomon dicth.
rend the kirgdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:
32(But he shall have one tribe for ny servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:) 33 Because that they have forsaken ne, and have worshipped Ashtoreth he goddess of the Zulonians, Cliemosii the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do thai which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, nsdid David his father. 3-1 Howbeit 1 will not take the wliolf kingdom out of his hand : but 1 will lake him prince all the days of his fe for David my servant'ssake, whom 1 chose,becau3e he kept my commandncnts and my statutes:
35 iltit 1 will take the kingdom out of lis son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.
36 And unto his son will I give one tribe,that David my servant may have
igbtalways before me in Jerusalem : city which 1 have chosen me to put my name there.
37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thysoul lesires, and shalt be king over Israel.
38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that 1 command tliec, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that 1 will be with thee, & build thee a sure house, as I built for David,and will give Israel unto thee.
39 And 1 will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever
■10 Solomon sought therefore to klfl Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose,and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon,and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acta of Solomon?
42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Tlelioboam hi? son reigned in his stead
Rehoboam made king.
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AND Rehoboam went to Shechem:
5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days,then come again to me. And the people departed.
6 TT And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?
I And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will he thy servants for ever.
8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with theyoungmen that were grown up with him, and which) stood before him:
9 And he said unto them, What cot eel give ye that we may answer this! people, who have spoken to me, say me,Make the yoke which thy fathei did nut upon us lighter?
10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unte him sayingjThus sha^t thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, sa> ing Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou u lighter unto us; thus ehalt thou say unto them, My little ^rag-er shallbe thicker than myfath er's loins.
II And now whereas my father die lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 IT So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as
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the king had appointed,saying, Come to me again the third day.
13 And the king answered the people roughry, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;
11 And spake to them after the coun selof the young men, saying, My fa ther made your yoke heavy, audi will add to your yoke: my father afeo chas tised you with whips, but 1 willchas tise you with scorpions, lft Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from theLoiiD, that he might perform his saying, which the Lord spake by Aliijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Ncbat. IGTTSo when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them.the peo pie answered the king,saying, What portion have we in David? neither have tve inheritance in the son of Jesse : to your tcnt-s,0 Israel: now see to thine own bouse, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah Rehoboam reigned over them.
18 Then king Rehoboam sent Ado ram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones,that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel; there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
21 IT And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Ben jamin, a hundred and fourscore thou sand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
22Butthe word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 23 Speak unto Rehoboam,the uon of Solomon, king of Judah, and utito all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, 2-1 Thus aaith the L,oarj, Ye shall not go up, nor light against your brethreu