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11:003:003 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David
his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high
places.

11:003:004 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was
the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon
offer upon that altar.

11:003:005 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night:
and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

11:003:006 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my
father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in
truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with
thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that
thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this
day.

11:003:007 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king
instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I
know not how to go out or come in.

11:003:008 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast
chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted
for multitude.

11:003:009 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy
people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is
able to judge this thy so great a people?

11:003:010 And the speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this
thing.

11:003:011 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and
hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked
riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies;
but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

11:003:012 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given
thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none
like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like
unto thee.

11:003:013 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked,
both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among
the kings like unto thee all thy days.

11:003:014 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my
commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will
lengthen thy days.

11:003:015 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to
Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace
offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

11:003:016 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king,
and stood before him.

11:003:017 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in
one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the
house.

11:003:018 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered,
that this woman was delivered also: and we were together;
there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the
house.

11:003:019 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid
it.

11:003:020 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me,
while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid
her dead child in my bosom.

11:003:021 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold,
it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning,
behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

11:003:022 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and
the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy
son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the
king.

11:003:023 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth,
and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son
is the dead, and my son is the living.

11:003:024 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword
before the king.

11:003:025 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give
half to the one, and half to the other.

11:003:026 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king,
for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord,
give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the
other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

11:003:027 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child,
and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

11:003:028 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had
judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom
of God was in him, to do judgment.

11:004:001 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

11:004:002 And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of
Zadok the priest,

11:004:003 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat
the son of Ahilud, the recorder.

11:004:004 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok
and Abiathar were the priests:

11:004:005 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud
the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's
friend:

11:004:006 And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of
Abda was over the tribute.

11:004:007 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which
provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his
month in a year made provision.

11:004:008 And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:

11:004:009 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh,
and Elonbethhanan:

11:004:010 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all
the land of Hepher:

11:004:011 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had
Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

11:004:012 Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo,
and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from
Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the place that is beyond
Jokneam:

11:004:013 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns
of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also
pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore
great cities with walls and brasen bars:

11:004:014 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim:

11:004:015 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of
Solomon to wife:

11:004:016 Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth:

11:004:017 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:

11:004:018 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:

11:004:019 Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the
country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of
Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land.

11:004:020 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in
multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

11:004:021 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the
land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they
brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

11:004:022 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of
fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,

11:004:023 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an
hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and
fatted fowl.

11:004:024 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the
river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this
side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

11:004:025 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine
and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the
days of Solomon.

11:004:026 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his
chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

11:004:027 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for
all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his
month: they lacked nothing.

11:004:028 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought
they unto the place where the officers were, every man
according to his charge.

11:004:029 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much,
and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea
shore.

11:004:030 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children
of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

11:004:031 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and
Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame
was in all nations round about.

11:004:032 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a
thousand and five.

11:004:033 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon
even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake
also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of
fishes.

11:004:034 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

11:005:001 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he
had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his
father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

11:005:002 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

11:005:003 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house
unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were
about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the
soles of his feet.

11:005:004 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so
that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

11:005:005 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the
LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying,
Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall
build an house unto my name.

11:005:006 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of
Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto
thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that
thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among
us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

11:005:007 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon,
that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this
day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great
people.

11:005:008 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the
things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy
desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of
fir.

11:005:009 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea:
and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that
thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged
there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish
my desire, in giving food for my household.

11:005:010 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to
all his desire.

11:005:011 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for
food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus
gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

11:005:012 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and
there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a
league together.

11:005:013 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy
was thirty thousand men.

11:005:014 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses:
a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and
Adoniram was over the levy.

11:005:015 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens,
and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

11:005:016 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the
work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the
people that wrought in the work.

11:005:017 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly
stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

11:005:018 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and
the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build
the house.

11:006:001 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year
after the children of Israel were come out of the land of
Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in
the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to
build the house of the LORD.

11:006:002 And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the
length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof
twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.

11:006:003 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits
was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house;
and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.

11:006:004 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

11:006:005 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round
about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the
temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:

11:006:006 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle
was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad:
for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests
round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the
walls of the house.

11:006:007 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone
made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was
neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the
house, while it was in building.

11:006:008 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the
house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle
chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

11:006:009 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house
with beams and boards of cedar.

11:006:010 And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits
high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

11:006:011 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

11:006:012 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt
walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my
commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with
thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

11:006:013 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not
forsake my people Israel.

11:006:014 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

11:006:015 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of
cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the
ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and
covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

11:006:016 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the
floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them
for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy
place.

11:006:017 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits
long.

11:006:018 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and
open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

11:006:019 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there
the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

11:006:020 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length,
and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height
thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the
altar which was of cedar.

11:006:021 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he
made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and
he overlaid it with gold.

11:006:022 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had
finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the
oracle he overlaid with gold.

11:006:023 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree,
each ten cubits high.

11:006:024 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five
cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part
of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten
cubits.

11:006:025 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were
of one measure and one size.

11:006:026 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of
the other cherub.

11:006:027 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they
stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing
of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other
cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one
another in the midst of the house.

11:006:028 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

11:006:029 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with
carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers,
within and without.

11:006:030 And the floors of the house he overlaid with gold, within and
without.

11:006:031 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive
tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

11:006:032 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them
carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and
overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims,
and upon the palm trees.

11:006:033 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive
tree, a fourth part of the wall.

11:006:034 And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one
door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were
folding.

11:006:035 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open
flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved
work.

11:006:036 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone,
and a row of cedar beams.

11:006:037 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD
laid, in the month Zif:

11:006:038 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the
eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts
thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he
seven years in building it.

11:007:001 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he
finished all his house.

11:007:002 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length
thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty
cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows
of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.

11:007:003 And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay
on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

11:007:004 And there were windows in three rows, and light was against
light in three ranks.

11:007:005 And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and
light was against light in three ranks.

11:007:006 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty
cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch
was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were
before them.

11:007:007 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even
the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one
side of the floor to the other.

11:007:008 And his house where he dwelt had another court within the
porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house
for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto
this porch.

11:007:009 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of
hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from
the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward
the great court.

11:007:010 And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones,
stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

11:007:011 And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed
stones, and cedars.

11:007:012 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed
stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of
the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

11:007:013 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

11:007:014 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father
was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with
wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in
brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

11:007:015 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high
apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them
about.

11:007:016 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the
tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five
cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

11:007:017 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the
chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for
the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

11:007:018 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one
network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with
pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

11:007:019 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were
of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

11:007:020 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also
above, over against the belly which was by the network: and
the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the
other chapiter.

11:007:021 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he
set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin:
and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof
Boaz.

11:007:022 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work
of the pillars finished.

11:007:023 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the
other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits:
and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

11:007:024 And under the brim of it round about there were knops
compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about:
the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.

11:007:025 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and
three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the
south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set
above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

11:007:026 And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was
wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it
contained two thousand baths.

11:007:027 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of
one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three
cubits the height of it.

11:007:028 And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had
borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

11:007:029 And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions,
oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base
above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions
made of thin work.

11:007:030 And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass:
and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver
were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

11:007:031 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit:
but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a
cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings
with their borders, foursquare, not round.

11:007:032 And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees of
the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel
was a cubit and half a cubit.

11:007:033 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot
wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes,
and their spokes, were all molten.

11:007:034 And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one
base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself.

11:007:035 And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a
cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and
the borders thereof were of the same.

11:007:036 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders
thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according
to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.

11:007:037 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one
casting, one measure, and one size.

11:007:038 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty
baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of
the ten bases one laver.

11:007:039 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five
on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right
side of the house eastward over against the south.

11:007:040 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So
Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king
Solomon for the house of the LORD:

11:007:041 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were
on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover
the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the
pillars;

11:007:042 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two
rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls
of the chapiters that were upon the pillars;

11:007:043 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;

11:007:044 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

11:007:045 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these
vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the
LORD, were of bright brass.

11:007:046 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
ground between Succoth and Zarthan.

11:007:047 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were
exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

11:007:048 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house
of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold,
whereupon the shewbread was,

11:007:049 And the candlesticks 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,

11:007:050 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, 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.

11:007:051 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house
of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his
father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the
vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the
LORD.

11:008:001 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of
Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring
up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of
David, which is Zion.

11:008:002 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king
Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the
seventh month.

11:008:003 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the
ark.

11:008:004 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of
the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the
tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring
up.

11:008:005 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that
were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark,
sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor
numbered for multitude.

11:008:006 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD
unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy
place, even under the wings of the cherubims.

11:008:007 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place
of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves
thereof above.

11:008:008 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were
seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were
not seen without: and there they are unto this day.

11:008:009 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone,
which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant
with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of
Egypt.

11:008:010 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

11:008:011 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the
cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the
LORD.

11:008:012 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the
thick darkness.

11:008:013 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place
for thee to abide in for ever.

11:008:014 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the
congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel
stood;)

11:008:015 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake
with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand
fulfilled it, saying,

11:008:016 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of
Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to
build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose
David to be over my people Israel.

11:008:017 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house
for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

11:008:018 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in
thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well
that it was in thine heart.

11:008:019 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that
shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house
unto my name.

11:008:020 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am
risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne
of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for
the name of the LORD God of Israel.

11:008:021 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the
covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he
brought them out of the land of Egypt.

11:008:022 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence
of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands
toward heaven:

11:008:023 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in
heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and
mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their
heart:

11:008:024 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou
promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast
fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

11:008:025 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David
my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not
fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so
that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk
before me as thou hast walked before me.

11:008:026 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be
verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

11:008:027 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and
heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this
house that I have builded?

11:008:028 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to
his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and
to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

11:008:029 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day,
even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall
be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy
servant shall make toward this place.

11:008:030 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of
thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and
hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest,
forgive.

11:008:031 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid
upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine
altar in this house:

11:008:032 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants,
condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and
justifying the righteous, to give him according to his
righteousness.

11:008:033 When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy,
because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to
thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication
unto thee in this house:

11:008:034 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people
Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest
unto their fathers.

11:008:035 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they
have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and
confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou
afflictest them:

11:008:036 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants,
and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way
wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which
thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

11:008:037 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence,
blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their
enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever
plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

11:008:038 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by
all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague
of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this
house:

11:008:039 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and
do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart
thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of
all the children of men;)

11:008:040 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the
land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

11:008:041 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people
Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

11:008:042 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong
hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and
pray toward this house;

11:008:043 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to
all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of
the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people
Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have
builded, is called by thy name.

11:008:044 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy,
whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the
LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the
house that I have built for thy name:

11:008:045 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication,
and maintain their cause.

11:008:046 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth
not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the
enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of
the enemy, far or near;

11:008:047 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they
were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto
thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying,
We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed
wickedness;

11:008:048 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all
their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away
captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou
gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen,
and the house which I have built for thy name:

11:008:049 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven
thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

11:008:050 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all
their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against
thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them
captive, that they may have compassion on them:

11:008:051 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou
broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace
of iron:

11:008:052 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy
servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to
hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

11:008:053 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the
earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of
Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of
Egypt, O LORD God.

11:008:054 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying
all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from
before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with
his hands spread up to heaven.

11:008:055 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with
a loud voice, saying,

11:008:056 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people
Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not
failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by
the hand of Moses his servant.

11:008:057 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let
him not leave us, nor forsake us:

11:008:058 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his
ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his
judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

11:008:059 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication
before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night,
that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of
his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:

11:008:060 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is
God, and that there is none else.

11:008:061 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to
walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this
day.

11:008:062 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice
before the LORD.

11:008:063 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he
offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an
hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the
children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

11:008:064 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that
was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt
offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace
offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD
was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat
offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.

11:008:065 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with
him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto
the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and
seven days, even fourteen days.

11:008:066 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed
the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart
for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his
servant, and for Israel his people.

11:009:001 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of
the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's
desire which he was pleased to do,

11:009:002 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had
appeared unto him at Gibeon.

11:009:003 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy
supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed
this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for
ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

11:009:004 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked,
in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to
all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and
my judgments:

11:009:005 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 upon the throne of Israel.

11:009:006 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your
children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes
which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and
worship them:

11:009:007 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:

11:009:008 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?

11:009:009 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their
God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt,
and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them,
and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all
this evil.

11:009:010 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon
had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the
king's house,

11:009:011 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar
trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his
desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in
the land of Galilee.

11:009:012 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon
had given him; and they pleased him not.

11:009:013 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me,
my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this
day.

11:009:014 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

11:009:015 And this is the 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, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and
Gezer.

11:009:016 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and
burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the
city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon's
wife.

11:009:017 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

11:009:018 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

11:009:019 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for
his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which
Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in
all the land of his dominion.

11:009:020 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites,
Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the
children of Israel,

11:009:021 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the
children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon
those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

11:009:022 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but
they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and
his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

11:009:023 These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's
work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people
that wrought in the work.

11:009:024 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto
her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build
Millo.

11:009:025 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings
and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the
LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the
LORD. So he finished the house.

11:009:026 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is
beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of
Edom.

11:009:027 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had
knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

11:009:028 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four
hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

11:010:001 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon
concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with
hard questions.

11:010:002 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels
that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and
when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all
that was in her heart.

11:010:003 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any
thing hid from the king, which he told her not.

11:010:004 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and
the house that he had built,

11:010:005 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants,
and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and
his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the
house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

11:010:006 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in
mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.

11:010:007 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes
had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom
and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.

11:010:008 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand
continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

11:010:009 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set
thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel
for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and
justice.

11:010:010 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold,
and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there
came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen
of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

11:010:011 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir,
brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and
precious stones.

11:010:012 And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of
the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries
for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen
unto this day.

11:010:013 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire,
whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of
his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country,
she and her servants.

11:010:014 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

11:010:015 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of
the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of
the governors of the country.

11:010:016 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six
hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

11:010:017 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound
of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house
of the forest of Lebanon.

11:010:018 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid
it with the best gold.

11:010:019 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round
behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of
the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.

11:010:020 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other
upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any
kingdom.

11:010:021 And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all
the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure
gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the
days of Solomon.

11:010:022 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of
Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish,
bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

11:010:023 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches
and for wisdom.

11:010:024 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which
God had put in his heart.

11:010:025 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and
vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses,
and mules, a rate year by year.

11:010:026 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.

11:010:027 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and
cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the
vale, for abundance.

11:010:028 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn:
the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

11:010:029 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred
shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and
so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of
Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

11:011:001 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the
daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites,
Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:

11:011:002 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the
children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall
they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your
heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

11:011:003 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred
concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

11:011:004 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives
turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not
perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his
father.

11:011:005 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians,
and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

11:011:006 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not
fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

11:011:007 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the
abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and
for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

11:011:008 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt
incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

11:011:009 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was
turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto
him twice,

11:011:010 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should
not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD
commanded.

11:011:011 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is
done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my
statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the
kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

11:011:012 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy
father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

11:011:013 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give
one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for
Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

11:011:014 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the
Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.

11:011:015 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the
captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he
had smitten every male in Edom;

11:011:016 (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until
he had cut off every male in Edom:)

11:011:017 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's
servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little
child.

11:011:018 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took
men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto
Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed
him victuals, and gave him land.

11:011:019 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that
he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of
Tahpenes the queen.

11:011:020 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom
Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in
Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.

11:011:021 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his
fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad
said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own
country.

11:011:022 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me,
that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he
answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise.

11:011:023 And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of
Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

11:011:024 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band,
when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and
dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

11:011:025 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon,
beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel,
and reigned over Syria.

11:011:026 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda,
Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow
woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

11:011:027 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the
king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the
city of David his father.

11:011:028 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.

11:011:029 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:

11:011:030 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it
in twelve pieces:

11:011:031 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith
the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom
out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

11:011:032 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and
for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all
the tribes of Israel:)

11:011:033 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped
Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the
Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and
have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine
eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David
his father.

11:011:034 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but
I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my
servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments
and my statutes:

11:011:035 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will
give it unto thee, even ten tribes.

11:011:036 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant
may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which
I have chosen me to put my name there.

11:011:037 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all
that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

11:011:038 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command
thee, 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 I will be with thee, and build thee a sure
house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

11:011:039 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for
ever.

11:011:040 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose,
and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in
Egypt until the death of Solomon.

11:011:041 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 acts of
Solomon?

11:011:042 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel
was forty years.

11:011:043 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city
of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his
stead.

11:012:001 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to
Shechem to make him king.

11:012:002 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was
yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence
of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)

11:012:003 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the
congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

11:012:004 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the
grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he
put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

11:012:005 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come
again to me. And the people departed.

11:012:006 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?

11:012:007 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 be thy
servants for ever.

11:012:008 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had
given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up
with him, and which stood before him:

11:012:009 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer
this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke
which thy father did put upon us lighter?

11:012:010 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him,
saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto
thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it
lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little
finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

11:012:011 And now whereas my father did 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.

11:012:012 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day,
as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third
day.

11:012:013 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old
men's counsel that they gave him;

11:012:014 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying,
My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke:
my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise
you with scorpions.

11:012:015 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the
cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying,
which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the
son of Nebat.

11:012:016 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them,
the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in
David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to
your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So
Israel departed unto their tents.

11:012:017 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of
Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

11:012:018 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, 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.

11:012:019 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

11:012:020 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.

11:012:021 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the
house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and
fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight
against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to
Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

11:012:022 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

11:012:023 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and
unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant
of the people, saying,

11:012:024 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against
your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his
house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to
the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the
word of the LORD.

11:012:025 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt
therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

11:012:026 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return
to the house of David:

11:012:027 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD
at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again
unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they
shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

11:012:028 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold,
and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to
Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up
out of the land of Egypt.

11:012:029 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

11:012:030 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship
before the one, even unto Dan.

11:012:031 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the
lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

11:012:032 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the
fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in
Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel,
sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in
Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

11:012:033 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the
fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he
had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the
children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt
incense.

11:013:001 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word
of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to
burn incense.

11:013:002 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and
said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child
shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and
upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that
burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon
thee.

11:013:003 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign
which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent,
and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

11:013:004 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of
the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel,
that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on
him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up,
so that he could not pull it in again to him.

11:013:005 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the
altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by
the word of the LORD.

11:013:006 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat
now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my
hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the
LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became
as it was before.

11:013:007 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and
refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

11:013:008 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me
half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I
eat bread nor drink water in this place:

11:013:009 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat
no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that
thou camest.

11:013:010 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he
came to Bethel.

11:013:011 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came
and told him all the works that the man of God had done that
day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king,
them they told also to their father.

11:013:012 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his
sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from
Judah.

11:013:013 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled
him the ass: and he rode thereon,

11:013:014 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an
oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest
from Judah? And he said, I am.

11:013:015 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

11:013:016 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee:
neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this
place:

11:013:017 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat
no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the
way that thou camest.

11:013:018 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an
angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him
back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and
drink water. But he lied unto him.

11:013:019 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and
drank water.

11:013:020 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word
of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back:

11:013:021 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying,
Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the
mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the
LORD thy God commanded thee,

11:013:022 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the
place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread,
and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the
sepulchre of thy fathers.

11:013:023 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he
had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the
prophet whom he had brought back.

11:013:024 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him:
and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it,
the lion also stood by the carcase.

11:013:025 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the
way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and
told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

11:013:026 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard
thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient
unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered
him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him,
according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

11:013:027 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they
saddled him.

11:013:028 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass
and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten
the carcase, nor torn the ass.

11:013:029 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and
laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet
came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.

11:013:030 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned
over him, saying, Alas, my brother!

11:013:031 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to
his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the
sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones
beside his bones:

11:013:032 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against
the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high
places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come
to pass.

11:013:033 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but
made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high
places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one
of the priests of the high places.

11:013:034 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to
cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.

11:014:001 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

11:014:002 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and
disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of
Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the
prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people.

11:014:003 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of
honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of
the child.

11:014:004 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and
came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his
eyes were set by reason of his age.

11:014:005 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam
cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick:
thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when
she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another
woman.

11:014:006 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she
came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of
Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am
sent to thee with heavy tidings.

11:014:007 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made
thee prince over my people Israel,

11:014:008 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it
thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept
my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do
that only which was right in mine eyes;

11:014:009 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou
hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to
provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:

11:014:010 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of
Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth
against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a
man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

11:014:011 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and
him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat:
for the LORD hath spoken it.

11:014:012 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when
thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

11:014:013 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only
of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is
found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the
house of Jeroboam.

11:014:014 Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who
shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even
now.

11:014:015 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the
water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land,
which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond
the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the
LORD to anger.

11:014:016 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam,
who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

11:014:017 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah:
and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child
died;

11:014:018 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according
to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his
servant Ahijah the prophet.

11:014:019 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how
he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the
chronicles of the kings of Israel.

11:014:020 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years:
and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in
his stead.

11:014:021 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was
forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did
choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there.
And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.

11:014:022 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked
him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed,
above all that their fathers had done.

11:014:023 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves,
on every high hill, and under every green tree.

11:014:024 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did
according to all the abominations of the nations which the
LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

11:014:025 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that
Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:

11:014:026 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and
the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and
he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

11:014:027 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and
committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which
kept the door of the king's house.

11:014:028 And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD,
that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard
chamber.

11:014:029 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
Judah?

11:014:030 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their
days.

11:014:031 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his
fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah
an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.

11:015:001 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat
reigned Abijam over Judah.

11:015:002 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. and his mother's name was
Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

11:015:003 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done
before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his
God, as the heart of David his father.

11:015:004 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a
lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to
establish Jerusalem:

11:015:005 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the
LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded
him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah
the Hittite.

11:015:006 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days
of his life.

11:015:007 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

11:015:008 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the
city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

11:015:009 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned
Asa over Judah.

11:015:010 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his
mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

11:015:011 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as
did David his father.

11:015:012 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed
all the idols that his fathers had made.

11:015:013 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being
queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa
destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

11:015:014 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart
was perfect with the LORD all his days.

11:015:015 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated,
and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of
the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels.

11:015:016 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all
their days.

11:015:017 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built
Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to
Asa king of Judah.

11:015:018 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in
the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of
the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his
servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of
Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at
Damascus, saying,

11:015:019 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father
and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of
silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of
Israel, that he may depart from me.

11:015:020 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of
the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote
Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with
all the land of Naphtali.

11:015:021 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left
off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

11:015:022 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none
was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the
timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa
built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

11:015:023 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all
that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his
feet.

11:015:024 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his
fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his
son reigned in his stead.

11:015:025 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in
the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel
two years.

11:015:026 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the
way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to
sin.

11:015:027 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,
conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon,
which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel
laid siege to Gibbethon.

11:015:028 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay
him, and reigned in his stead.

11:015:029 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the
house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed,
until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the
LORD, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

11:015:030 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he
made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the
LORD God of Israel to anger.

11:015:031 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
Israel?

11:015:032 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all
their days.

11:015:033 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of
Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four
years.

11:015:034 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the
way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to
sin.

11:016:001 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani
against Baasha, saying,

11:016:002 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee
prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way
of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke
me to anger with their sins;

11:016:003 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the
posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house
of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

11:016:004 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and
him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air
eat.

11:016:005 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his
might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of
the kings of Israel?

11:016:006 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah:
and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

11:016:007 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani
came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his
house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the
LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in
being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.

11:016:008 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah
the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

11:016:009 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired
against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in
the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.

11:016:010 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty
and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his
stead.

11:016:011 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat
on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left
him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his
kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

11:016:012 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to
the word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu
the prophet.

11:016:013 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by
which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in
provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

11:016:014 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
Israel?

11:016:015 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri
reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped
against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.

11:016:016 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath
conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel
made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day
in the camp.

11:016:017 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and
they besieged Tirzah.

11:016:018 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken,
that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt
the king's house over him with fire, and died.

11:016:019 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the
LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which
he did, to make Israel to sin.

11:016:020 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he
wrought, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of
the kings of Israel?

11:016:021 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of
the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king;
and half followed Omri.

11:016:022 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people
that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri
reigned.

11:016:023 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri
to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in
Tirzah.

11:016:024 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of
silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city
which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill,
Samaria.

11:016:025 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse
than all that were before him.

11:016:026 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and
in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the
LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

11:016:027 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might
that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the
chronicles of the kings of Israel?

11:016:028 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and
Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

11:016:029 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began
Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of
Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.

11:016:030 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD
above all that were before him.

11:016:031 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him
to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took
to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians,
and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

11:016:032 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which
he had built in Samaria.

11:016:033 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD
God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were
before him.

11:016:034 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the
foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the
gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word
of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

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