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1 Kings 9

1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of Jehovah, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

2 that Jehovah appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

3 And Jehovah 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 my heart shall be there perpetually.

4 And as for thee, 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 mine ordinances;

5 then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom over Israel for ever, according as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 But if ye shall turn away from following me, ye or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but shall 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 peoples.

8 And though this house is so high, yet shall every one that passeth by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath Jehovah done thus unto this land, and to this house?

9 and they shall answer, Because they forsook Jehovah their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath Jehovah brought all this evil upon them.

10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Jehovah and the king's house

11 (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.

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

13 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.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Jehovah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 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 portion unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

18 and Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land,

19 and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 As for all the people that were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel;

21 their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants unto this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondservants; but they were the men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.

23 These were the chief officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

24 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.

25 And three times a year did Solomon offer burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the altar which he built unto Jehovah, burning incense therewith, upon the altar that was before Jehovah. So he finished the house.

26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen 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 it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Jehovah, she came to prove him with hard questions.

2 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.

3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not anything hid from the king which he told her not.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

5 and the food 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 Jehovah; there was no more spirit in her.

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

7 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 exceed the fame which I heard.

8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

9 Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because Jehovah loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do justice and righteousness.

10 And she gave the king a 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 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug-trees and precious stones.

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

13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

15 besides that which the traders brought, and the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mingled people, and of the governors of the country.

16 And king Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went to one buckler.

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

18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.

19 There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing 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 in any kingdom.

21 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.

22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

27 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 lowland, for abundance.

28 And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.

29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a 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.

1 Kings 11

1 Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;

2 of the nations concerning which Jehovah said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

4 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 Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and went not fully after Jehovah, as did David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, in the mount that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And so did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9 And Jehovah was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Jehovah, the God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which Jehovah commanded.

11 Wherefore Jehovah 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.

12 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.

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

14 And Jehovah raised up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.

15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, and had smitten every male in Edom

16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom);

17 that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.

18 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, who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 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.

22 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 only let me depart.

23 And God raised up another adversary unto him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a troop, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and 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 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king.

27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he gave him charge over all the labor 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; now Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.

30 And Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces.

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces; for thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee

32 (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);

33 because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon; and they have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and mine ordinances, as did David his father.

34 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, who kept my commandments and my statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom out of his 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 a lamp alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

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

38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that which is right in mine eyes, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and will build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 Now 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?

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 Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

Amplified

1 Kings 9

1 WHEN SOLOMON finished the building of the Lord's house and the king's house, and all he desired and was pleased to do,

2 The Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 The Lord told him, I have heard your prayer and supplication which you have made before Me; I have hallowed this house which you have built, and I have put My Name +[and My Presence+] there forever. My eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually.

4 And if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, keeping My statutes and My precepts,

5 Then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, There shall not fail you +[to have+] a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 But if you turn away from following Me, you 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,

7 Then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them, and this house I have hallowed for My Name (renown) I will cast from My sight. And Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all the peoples.

8 This house shall become a heap of ruins; every passerby shall be astonished and shall hiss +[with surprise+] and say, Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?

9 Then they will answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, Who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have laid hold of other gods and have worshiped and served them; therefore the Lord has brought on them all this evil.

10 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the Lord's house and the king's house,

11 For which Hiram king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with as much cedar and cypress timber and gold as he desired, King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 And Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

13 He said, What are these cities worth which you have given me, my brother? So they are called the Cabul +[unproductive+] Land to this day.

14 And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

15 This is the account of the levy +[of forced labor+] which King Solomon raised to build the house of the Lord, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer, burned it with fire, slew the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and Lower Beth-horon,

18 Baalath and Tamar (Tadmor) in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,

19 And all the store cities which Solomon had and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not Israelites,

21 Their children who were left after them in the land, whom the Israelites were not able utterly to destroy, of them Solomon made a forced levy of slaves to this day.

22 But Solomon made no slaves of the Israelites; they were the soldiers, his officials, attendants, commanders, captains, chariot officers, and horsemen.

23 These were the chief officers over Solomon's work, 550 who had charge of the people who did the work.

24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the City of David to her house which Solomon had built for her; then he built the Millo.

25 Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he built to the Lord, and he burned incense with them before the Lord. So he finished the house.

26 And King Solomon made a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in Edom.

27 And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, shipmen who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

28 They came to Ophir and got 420 talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 WHEN THE queen of Sheba heard of +[the constant connection of+] the fame of Solomon with the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions (problems and riddles).

2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

3 Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king which he failed to explain to her.

4 When the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom {and} skill, the house he had built,

5 The food of his table, the seating of his officials, the standing at attention of his servants, their apparel, his cupbearers, his ascent by which he went up to the house of the Lord +[or the burnt offerings he sacrificed+], she was breathless {and} overcome.

6 She said to the king, It was a true report I heard in my own land of your acts {and} sayings and wisdom.

7 I did not believe it until I came and my eyes had seen. Behold, the half was not told me. You have added wisdom and goodness exceeding the fame I heard.

8 Happy are your men! Happy are these your servants who stand continually before you, hearing your wisdom!

9 Blessed be the Lord your God, Who delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, He made you king to execute justice and righteousness.

10 And she gave the king 120 talents of gold and of spices a very great store and precious stones. Never again came such abundance of spices as these the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

11 The navy also of Hiram brought from Ophir gold and a great plenty of almug (algum) wood and precious stones.

12 Of the almug wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and lyres also and harps for the singers. No such almug wood came again or has been seen to this day.

13 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all she wanted, whatever she asked, besides his gifts to her from his royal bounty. So she returned to her own country, she and her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one +[particular+] year was 666 talents of gold,

15 Besides what the traders brought and the traffic of the merchants and from all the +[tributary+] kings and governors of the land of Arabia.

16 King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold; 600 shekels of gold went into each shield.

17 And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

18 Also the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with the finest gold.

19 The throne had six steps, and attached at the rear of the top of the throne was a round covering {or} canopy. On either side of the seat were armrests, and two lions stood beside the armrests.

20 Twelve lions stood there, one on either end of each of the six steps; there was nothing like it ever made in any kingdom.

21 All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None were of silver; it was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish came bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

23 So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom (skill).

24 And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom which God had put in his mind.

25 Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

26 Solomon collected chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars as plentiful as the sycamore trees in the lowlands.

28 Solomon's horses were brought out of Egypt, and the king's merchants received them in droves, each at a price.

29 A chariot could be brought out of Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150. And so to all the kings of the Hittites and of Syria they were exported by the king's merchants.

1 Kings 11

1 BUT KING Solomon +[defiantly+] loved many foreign women--the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.

2 They were of the very nations of whom the Lord said to the Israelites, You shall not mingle with them, neither shall they mingle with you, for surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods. Yet Solomon clung to these in love.

3 He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines, and his wives turned away his heart from God.

4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect (complete and whole) with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abominable idol of the Ammonites!

6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as David his father did.

7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abominable idol of Moab, on the hill opposite Jerusalem, and for Molech the abominable idol of the Ammonites.

8 And he did so for all of his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned from the Lord, the God of Israel, Who had appeared to him twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods, but he did not do what the Lord commanded.

11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, Because you are doing this and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant!

12 However, in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake. But I will rend it out of the hand of your son!

13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but will give one tribe to your son for David My servant's sake and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.

14 The Lord stirred up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of royal descent in Edom.

15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of Israel's army went up to bury the slain, he slew every male in Edom.

16 For Joab and all Israel remained there for six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom.

17 But Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants, to Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.

18 They set out from Midian and came to Paran, and took men with them out of Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave +[young+] Hadad a house and land and ordered provisions for him.

19 Hadad found great favor with Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife Tahpenes the queen.

20 The sister of Tahpenes bore Hadad Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of Israel's army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.

22 Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me that now you want to go to your own country? He replied, Nothing. However, let me go anyhow.

23 God raised up for +[Hadad+] another adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 Rezon gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band after the slaughter by David. They went to Damascus and dwelt and made +[Rezon+] king in Damascus.

25 And Rezon was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did. Rezon abhorred Israel and reigned over Syria.

26 Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, rebelled against the king--

27 And for this reason: Solomon built the Millo and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the +[forced+] labor of the house of Joseph.

29 At that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way. Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they were alone in the field.

30 Ahijah caught the new garment he wore and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 He said to Jeroboam, You take ten pieces, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes.

32 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,

33 Because they have forsaken Me and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in My ways, to do what is right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My ordinances as did David his father.

34 However, I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but I will make him ruler all the days of his life for David My servant's sake, whom I chose because he kept My commandments and My statutes.

35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and give it to you, ten tribes.

36 Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David My servant may always have a light before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put My Name.

37 And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires; and you shall be king over Israel.

38 And if you will hearken to all I command you and will walk in My ways and do right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My commandments, as David My servant did, I will be with you and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.

39 And I will for this afflict the descendants of David, but not forever.

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until Solomon died.

41 The rest of the acts of Solomon--and all that he did, and his wisdom (skill)--are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?

42 The time 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. Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

Basic Bible

1 Kings 9

1 Now when Solomon came to the end of building the house of the Lord and the king's house, and all Solomon's desires, which he had in mind were effected;

2 The Lord came to him again in a vision, as he had done at Gibeon;

3 And the Lord said to him, Your prayers and your requests for grace have come to my ears: I have made holy this house which you have made, and I have put my name there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there at all times.

4 As for you, if you will go on your way before me, as David your father did, uprightly and with a true heart, doing what I have given you orders to do, keeping my laws and my decisions;

5 Then I will make the seat of your rule over Israel certain for ever, as I gave my word to David your father, saying, You will never be without a man to be king in Israel.

6 But if you are turned from my ways, you or your children, and do not keep my orders and my laws which I have put before you, but go and make yourselves servants to other gods and give them worship:

7 Then I will have Israel cut off from the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have made holy for myself, I will put away from before my eyes; and Israel will be a public example, and a word of shame among all peoples.

8 And this house will become a mass of broken walls, and everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder at it and make whistling sounds; and they will say, Why has the Lord done so to this land and to this house?

9 And their answer will be, Because they were turned away from the Lord their God, who took their fathers out of the land of Egypt; they took for themselves other gods and gave them worship and became their servants: that is why the Lord has sent all this evil on them.

10 Now at the end of twenty years, in which time Solomon had put up the two houses, the house of the Lord and the king's house,

11 (Hiram, king of Tyre, had given Solomon cedar-trees and cypress-trees and gold, as much as he had need of,) King Solomon gave Hiram twenty towns in the land of Galilee.

12 But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the towns which Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.

13 And he said, What sort of towns are these which you have given me, my brother? So they were named the land of Cabul, to this day.

14 And Hiram sent the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

15 Now, this was the way of Solomon's system of forced work for the building of the Lord's house and of the king's house, and the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Megiddo and Gezer. ...

16 Pharaoh, king of Egypt, came and took Gezer, burning it down and putting to death the Canaanites living in the town, and he gave it for a bride-offering to his daughter, Solomon's wife. ...

17 ... and Solomon was the builder of Gezer and Beth-horon the lower,

18 And Baalath and Tamar in the waste land, in that land;

19 And all the store-towns and the towns which Solomon had for his war-carriages and for his horsemen, and everything which it was his pleasure to put up in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land under his rule.

20 As for the rest of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not children of Israel;

21 Their children who were still in the land, and whom the children of Israel had not been able to put to complete destruction, them did Solomon put to forced work, to this day.

22 But Solomon did not put the children of Israel to forced work; they were the men of war, his servants, his captains, and his chiefs, captains of his war-carriages and of his horsemen.

23 These were the chiefs of the overseers of Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, in authority over the people who did the work.

24 At that time Solomon made Pharaoh's daughter come up from the town of David to the house which he had made for her: then he made the Millo.

25 Three times in the year it was Solomon's way to give burned offerings and peace-offerings on the altar he had made to the Lord, causing his fire-offering to go up on the altar before the Lord.

26 And King Solomon made a sea-force of ships in Ezion-geber, by Eloth, on the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 Hiram sent his servants, who were experienced seamen, in the sea-force with Solomon's men.

28 And they came to Ophir, where they got four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and took it back to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 Now the queen of Sheba, hearing great things of Solomon, came to put his wisdom to the test with hard questions.

2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels weighted down with spices, and stores of gold and jewels: and when she came to Solomon she had talk with him of everything in her mind.

3 And Solomon gave her answers to all her questions; there was no secret which the king did not make clear to her.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had made,

5 And the food at his table, and all his servants seated there, and those who were waiting on him in their places, and their robes, and his wine-servants, and the burned offerings which he made in the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.

6 And she said to the king, The account which was given to me in my country of your acts and your wisdom was true.

7 But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and now I see that it was not half the story; your wisdom and your wealth are much greater than they said.

8 Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom.

9 May the Lord your God be praised, whose pleasure it was to put you on the seat of the kingdom of Israel; because the Lord's love for Israel is eternal, he has made you king, to be their judge in righteousness.

10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a great store of spices and jewels: never again was such a wealth of spices seen as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

11 And the sea-force of Hiram, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with much sandal-wood and jewels.

12 And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody: never has such sandal-wood been seen to this day.

13 And King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she made request for, in addition to what he gave her freely from the impulse of his heart. So she went back to her country, she and her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents;

15 In addition to what came to him from the business of the traders, and from all the kings of the Arabians, and from the rulers of the country.

16 And Solomon made two hundred body-covers of hammered gold, every one having six hundred shekels of gold in it.

17 And he made three hundred smaller body-covers of hammered gold, with three pounds of gold in every cover: and the king put them in the house of the Woods of Lebanon.

18 Then the king made a great ivory seat, plated with the best gold.

19 There were six steps going up to it, and the top of it was round at the back, there were arms on the two sides of the seat, and two lions by the side of the arms;

20 And twelve lions were placed on the one side and on the other side on the six steps: there was nothing like it in any kingdom.

21 And all King Solomon's drinking-vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the Woods of Lebanon were of the best gold; not one was of silver, for no one gave a thought to silver in the days of King Solomon.

22 For the king had Tarshish-ships at sea with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the Tarshish-ships came with gold and silver and ivory and monkeys and peacocks.

23 And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and in wisdom.

24 And from all over the earth they came to see Solomon and to give ear to his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And everyone took with him an offering, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and robes, and coats of metal, and spices, and horses, and beasts of transport, regularly year by year.

26 And Solomon got together war-carriages and horsemen; he had one thousand, four hundred carriages and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king at Jerusalem.

27 And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number.

28 And Solomon's horses came from Egypt and from Kue; the king's traders got them at a price from Kue.

29 A war-carriage might be got from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; they got them at the same rate for all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

1 Kings 11

1 Now a number of strange women were loved by Solomon, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:

2 The nations of which the Lord had said to the children of Israel, You are not to take wives from them and they are not to take wives from you; or they will certainly make you go after their gods: to these Solomon was united in love.

3 He had seven hundred wives, daughters of kings, and three hundred other wives; and through his wives his heart was turned away.

4 For it came about that when Solomon was old, his heart was turned away to other gods by his wives; and his heart was no longer true to the Lord his God as the heart of his father David had been.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Zidonians, and Milcom, the disgusting god of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord, not walking in the Lord's ways with all his heart as David his father did.

7 Then Solomon put up a high place for Chemosh, the disgusting god of Moab, in the mountain before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the disgusting god worshipped by the children of Ammon.

8 And so he did for all his strange wives, who made offerings with burning of perfumes to their gods.

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had twice come to him in a vision;

10 And had given him orders about this very thing, that he was not to go after other gods; but he did not keep the orders of the Lord.

11 So the Lord said to Solomon, Because you have done this, and have not kept my agreement and my laws, which I gave you, I will take the kingdom away from you by force and will give it to your servant.

12 I will not do it in your life-time, because of your father David, but I will take it from your son.

13 Still I will not take all the kingdom from him; but I will give one tribe to your son, because of my servant David, and because of Jerusalem, the town of my selection.

14 So the Lord sent Hadad the Edomite to make trouble for Solomon: he was of the king's seed in Edom.

15 And when David had sent destruction on Edom, and Joab, the captain of the army, had gone to put the dead into the earth, and had put to death every male in Edom;

16 (For Joab and all Israel were there six months till every male in Edom had been cut off;)

17 Hadad, being still a young boy, went in flight to Egypt, with certain Edomites, servants of his father;

18 And they went on from Midian and came to Paran; and, taking men from Paran with them, they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who gave him a house and gave orders for his food and gave him land.

19 Now Hadad was very pleasing to Pharaoh, so that he gave him the sister of his wife, Tahpenes the queen, for his wife.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes had a son by him, Genubath, whom Tahpenes took care of in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was living in Pharaoh's house among Pharaoh's sons.

21 Now when Hadad had news in Egypt that David had been put to rest with his fathers, and that Joab, the captain of the army, was dead, he said to Pharaoh, Send me back to my country.

22 But Pharaoh said to him, What have you been short of while you have been with me, that you are desiring to go back to your country? And he said, Nothing; but even so, send me back.

23 And God sent another trouble-maker, Rezon, the son of Eliada, who had gone in flight from his lord, Hadadezer, king of Zobah:

24 He got some men together and made himself captain of a band of outlaws; and went to Damascus and became king there.

25 He was a trouble to Israel all through the days of Solomon. And this is the damage Hadad did: he was cruel to Israel while he was ruler over Edom.

26 And there was Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite from Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother was Zeruah, a widow; and his hand was lifted up against the king.

27 The way in which his hand came to be lifted up against the king was this: Solomon was building the Millo and making good the damaged parts of the town of his father David;

28 And Jeroboam was an able and responsible man; and Solomon saw that he was a good worker and made him overseer of all the work given to the sons of Joseph.

29 Now at that time, when Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite came across him on the road; now Ahijah had put on a new robe; and the two of them were by themselves in the open country.

30 And Ahijah took his new robe in his hands, parting it violently into twelve.

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take ten of the parts, for this is what the Lord has said: See, I will take the kingdom away from Solomon by force, and will give ten tribes to you;

32 (But one tribe will be his, because of my servant David, and because of Jerusalem, the town which, out of all the tribes of Israel, I have made mine,)

33 Because they are turned away from me to the worship of Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Zidonians, and Chemosh, the god of Moab, and Milcom, the god of the Ammonites; they have not been walking in my ways or doing what is right in my eyes or keeping my laws and my decisions as his father David did.

34 But I will not take the kingdom from him; I will let him be king all the days of his life, because of David my servant, in whom I took delight because he kept my orders and my laws.

35 But I will take the kingdom from his son, and give it to you.

36 And one tribe I will give to his son, so that David my servant may have a light for ever burning before me in Jerusalem, the town which I have made mine to put my name there.

37 And you I will take, and you will be king over Israel, ruling over whatever is the desire of your soul.

38 And if you give attention to the orders I give you, walking in my ways and doing what is right in my eyes and keeping my laws and my orders as David my servant did; then I will be with you, building up for you a safe house, as I did for David, and I will give Israel to you.

39 (So that I may send trouble for this on the seed of David, but not for ever.)

40 And Solomon was looking for a chance to put Jeroboam to death; but he went in flight to Egypt, to Shishak, king of Egypt, and was in Egypt till the death of Solomon.

41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all he did, and his wisdom, are they not recorded in the book of the acts of Solomon?

42 And the time Solomon was king in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

43 And Solomon went to rest with his fathers, and was put into the earth in the town of David his father: and Solomon went to rest with his fathers and Rehoboam his son became king in his place.

Darby

1 Kings 9

1 And it came to pass when Solomon had completed the building of the house of Jehovah, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

2 that Jehovah appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 And Jehovah said to him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication which 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 my heart shall be there perpetually.

4 And [as for] thee, 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 mine ordinances;

5 then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom over Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments, my statutes which I 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 the house, which I have hallowed to my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a by word among all peoples;

8 and this house, [which] is high, every one that passes by it shall be astonished at, and shall hiss, and they shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?

9 And they shall say, Because they forsook Jehovah their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have attached themselves to other gods, and have worshipped them and served them; therefore has Jehovah brought upon them all this evil.

10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Jehovah and the king's house,

11 Hiram the king of Tyre having furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and cypress-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire, -- that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him; and they did not please him.

13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.

14 And Hiram had sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

15 And this is the account of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Jehovah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 -- Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer, and burned it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 -- And Solomon built Gezer, and lower Beth-horon,

18 and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

19 and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and cities for chariots, and cities for the horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 All the people that were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel,

21 their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, upon them did Solomon impose a tribute of bondservice until this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen; but they were men of war, and his servants, and his chiefs, and his captains, and captains of his chariots, and his horsemen.

23 These were the chief superintendents that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, that ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David to her house which he had built for her: then he built Millo.

25 And three times in the year did Solomon offer up burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the altar that he had built to Jehovah, and he burned incense upon that which was before Jehovah. So he finished the house.

26 And king Solomon made a fleet of ships in Ezion-Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent in the fleet his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon;

28 and they went to Ophir, and fetched thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon in connection with the name of Jehovah, and came to prove him with enigmas.

2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and gold in very great abundance, and precious stones; and she came to Solomon, and spoke to him of all that was in her heart.

3 And Solomon explained to her all she spoke of: there was not a thing hidden from the king that he did not explain to her.

4 And when the queen of Sheba saw all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

5 and the food of his table, and the deportment of his servants, and the order of service of his attendants, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Jehovah, there was no more spirit in her.

6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine affairs, and of thy wisdom;

7 but I gave no credit to the words, until I came and mine eyes had seen; and behold, the half was not told me: in wisdom and prosperity thou exceedest the report that I heard.

8 Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom!

9 Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel! Because Jehovah loves Israel for ever, therefore did he make thee king, to do judgment and justice.

10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in very great abundance, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as those which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

11 (And the fleet also of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir sandal-wood in very great abundance, and precious stones.

12 And the king made of the sandal-wood a balustrade for the house of Jehovah, and for the king's house, and harps and lutes for the singers. There came no such sandal-wood, nor was there seen to this day.)

13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides what he gave her of the bounty of king Solomon. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her servants.

14 And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,

15 besides what [came] by the dealers, and by the traffic of the merchants, and by all the kings of Arabia, and by the governors of the country.

16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred [shekels] of gold to one target;

17 and three hundred shields of beaten gold, -- he applied three minas of gold to one shield; and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with refined gold:

19 the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was rounded behind; and there were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;

20 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.

21 And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of precious gold: none were of silver, [which] was not of the least account in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

23 And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and armour, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.

26 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the sycamores that are in the lowland for abundance.

28 And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king's merchants fetched a drove [of horses], at a price.

29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so they brought [them] by their means, for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Syria.

1 Kings 11

1 But king Solomon loved many foreign women, besides the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites;

2 of the nations of which Jehovah had said to the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you; they would certainly turn away your heart after their gods: to these Solomon was attached in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

4 And 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 Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father.

5 And Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and followed not fully Jehovah, as David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, on the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 And Jehovah was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Jehovah the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods; but he kept not what Jehovah had commanded.

11 And Jehovah said to Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done by thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes which I commanded thee, I will certainly rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant:

12 notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake; I will rend it out of the hand of thy son;

13 only, I will not rend away all the kingdom: I will give one tribe to thy son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

14 And Jehovah stirred up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the king's seed in Edom.

15 Now it came to pass when David was in Edom, when Joab the captain of the host had gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom

16 (for Joab abode there six months with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom),

17 that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.

18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran, and took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt; who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, and he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son; and Tahpenes brought him up in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household, among the sons of Pharaoh.

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

22 And Pharaoh said to him, What then dost thou lack with me, that behold, thou desirest to go to thine own country? And he said, Nothing; but in any case let me depart.

23 God stirred him up yet an adversary, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord.

24 And he collected men to him, and became captain of a band, when David slew them [of Zobah]; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, 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 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zeredah, Solomon's servant (whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman), even he lifted up his hand against the king.

27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon was building Millo, and closing the breach of the city of David his father;

28 and the man Jeroboam was strong and valiant; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.

29 And it came to pass at that time that Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, and 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 Then Ahijah seized the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces;

31 and said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces; for thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee;

32 but one tribe shall he have for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:

33 because 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 my sight, and my statutes and mine ordinances, as David his father.

34 But I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; for I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, -- the ten tribes.

36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself to put my name there.

37 And I will take thee, that thou mayest reign over all that thy soul desireth, and thou shalt be king over Israel.

38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that which is right in my sight, in keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, that I will be with thee, and build thee a lasting house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

40 And Solomon sought to kill Jeroboam; and Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt; and he 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 acts 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 Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

King James Version

1 Kings 9

1 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,

2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

3 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.

4 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:

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 upon the throne of Israel.

6 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:

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?

9 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.

10 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 (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.

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

13 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.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

15 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.

16 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.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

19 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.

20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, 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 of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

22 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.

23 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.

24 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.

25 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.

26 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.

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen 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 it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 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.

2 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.

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

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

9 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.

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

12 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.

13 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.

14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

15 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.

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

17 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.

18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.

19 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.

20 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.

21 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.

22 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.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 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.

26 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 silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

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

29 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.

1 Kings 11

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

2 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.

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

4 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.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

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

7 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.

8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

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

10 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 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.

12 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.

13 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.

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

15 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;

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

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

18 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.

19 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.

20 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.

21 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.

22 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.

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

24 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.

25 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.

26 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.

27 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.

28 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 garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

31 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:

32 (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:)

33 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.

34 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:

35 But I will take the kingdom out of his 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 a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

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

38 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.

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

40 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.

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 acts 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 Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

Latin Vulgate

1 Kings 9

1 factum est autem cum perfecisset Salomon aedificium domus Domini et aedificium regis et omne quod optaverat et voluerat facere

2 apparuit Dominus ei secundo sicut apparuerat ei in Gabaon

3 dixitque Dominus ad eum exaudivi orationem tuam et deprecationem tuam qua deprecatus es coram me sanctificavi domum hanc quam aedificasti ut ponerem nomen meum ibi in sempiternum et erunt oculi mei et cor meum ibi cunctis diebus

4 tu quoque si ambulaveris coram me sicut ambulavit pater tuus in simplicitate cordis et in aequitate et feceris omnia quae praecepi tibi et legitima mea et iudicia mea servaveris

5 ponam thronum regni tui super Israhel in sempiternum sicut locutus sum David patri tuo dicens non auferetur de genere tuo vir de solio Israhel

6 si autem aversione aversi fueritis vos et filii vestri non sequentes me nec custodientes mandata mea et caerimonias quas proposui vobis sed abieritis et colueritis deos alienos et adoraveritis eos

7 auferam Israhel de superficie terrae quam dedi eis et templum quod sanctificavi nomini meo proiciam a conspectu meo eritque Israhel in proverbium et in fabulam cunctis populis

8 et domus haec erit in exemplum omnis qui transierit per eam stupebit et sibilabit et dicet quare fecit Dominus sic terrae huic et domui huic

9 et respondebunt quia dereliquerunt Dominum Deum suum qui eduxit patres eorum de terra Aegypti et secuti sunt deos alienos et adoraverunt eos et coluerunt idcirco induxit Dominus super eos omne malum hoc

10 expletis autem annis viginti postquam aedificaverat Salomon duas domos id est domum Domini et domum regis

11 Hiram rege Tyri praebente Salomoni ligna cedrina et abiegna et aurum iuxta omne quod opus habuerat tunc dedit Salomon Hiram viginti oppida in terra Galileae

12 egressusque est Hiram de Tyro ut videret oppida quae dederat ei Salomon et non placuerunt ei

13 et ait haecine sunt civitates quas dedisti mihi frater et appellavit eas terram Chabul usque in diem hanc

14 misit quoque Hiram ad regem centum viginti talenta auri

15 haec est summa expensarum quam obtulit rex Salomon ad aedificandam domum Domini et domum suam et Mello et murum Hierusalem et Eser et Mageddo et Gazer

16 Pharao rex Aegypti ascendit et cepit Gazer succenditque eam igni et Chananeum qui habitabat in civitate interfecit et dedit eam in dote filiae suae uxori Salomonis

17 aedificavit ergo Salomon Gazer et Bethoron inferiorem

18 et Baalath et Palmyram in terra solitudinis

19 et omnes vicos qui ad se pertinebant et erant absque muro munivit et civitates curruum et civitates equitum et quodcumque ei placuit ut aedificaret in Hierusalem et in Libano et in omni terra potestatis suae

20 universum populum qui remanserat de Amorreis et Hettheis et Ferezeis et Eveis et Iebuseis qui non sunt de filiis Israhel

21 horum filios qui remanserant in terra quos scilicet non potuerant filii Israhel exterminare fecit Salomon tributarios usque ad diem hanc

22 de filiis autem Israhel non constituit Salomon servire quemquam sed erant viri bellatores et ministri eius et principes et duces et praefecti curruum et equorum

23 erant autem principes super omnia opera Salomonis praepositi quingenti quinquaginta qui habebant subiectum populum et statutis operibus imperabant

24 filia autem Pharaonis ascendit de civitate David in domum suam quam aedificaverat ei tunc aedificavit Mello

25 offerebat quoque Salomon tribus vicibus per annos singulos holocausta et pacificas victimas super altare quod aedificaverat Domino et adolebat thymiama coram Domino perfectumque est templum

26 classem quoque fecit rex Salomon in Asiongaber quae est iuxta Ahilam in litore maris Rubri in terra Idumea

27 misitque Hiram in classe illa servos suos viros nauticos et gnaros maris cum servis Salomonis

28 qui cum venissent in Ophir sumptum inde aurum quadringentorum viginti talentorum detulerunt ad regem Salomonem

1 Kings 10

1 sed et regina Saba audita fama Salomonis in nomine Domini venit temptare eum in enigmatibus

2 et ingressa Hierusalem multo comitatu et divitiis camelis portantibus aromata et aurum infinitum nimis et gemmas pretiosas venit ad Salomonem et locuta est ei universa quae habebat in corde suo

3 et docuit eam Salomon omnia verba quae proposuerat non fuit sermo qui regem posset latere et non responderet ei

4 videns autem regina Saba omnem sapientiam Salomonis et domum quam aedificaverat

5 et cibos mensae eius et habitacula servorum et ordinem ministrantium vestesque eorum et pincernas et holocausta quae offerebat in domo Domini non habebat ultra spiritum

6 dixitque ad regem verus est sermo quem audivi in terra mea

7 super sermonibus tuis et super sapientia tua et non credebam narrantibus mihi donec ipsa veni et vidi oculis meis et probavi quod media pars mihi nuntiata non fuerit maior est sapientia et opera tua quam rumor quem audivi

8 beati viri tui et beati servi tui hii qui stant coram te semper et audiunt sapientiam tuam

9 sit Dominus Deus tuus benedictus cui placuisti et posuit te super thronum Israhel eo quod dilexerit Dominus Israhel in sempiternum et constituit te regem ut faceres iudicium et iustitiam

10 dedit ergo regi centum viginti talenta auri et aromata multa nimis et gemmas pretiosas non sunt adlata ultra aromata tam multa quam ea quae dedit regina Saba regi Salomoni

11 sed et classis Hiram quae portabat aurum de Ophir adtulit ex Ophir ligna thyina multa nimis et gemmas pretiosas

12 fecitque rex de lignis thyinis fulchra domus Domini et domus regiae et citharas lyrasque cantoribus non sunt adlata huiuscemodi ligna thyina neque visa usque in praesentem diem

13 rex autem Salomon dedit reginae Saba omnia quae voluit et petivit ab eo exceptis his quae ultro obtulerat ei munere regio quae reversa est et abiit in terram suam cum servis suis

14 erat autem pondus auri quod adferebatur Salomoni per annos singulos sescentorum sexaginta sex talentorum auri

15 excepto eo quod offerebant viri qui super vectigalia erant et negotiatores universique scruta vendentes et omnes reges Arabiae ducesque terrae

16 fecit quoque rex Salomon ducenta scuta de auro puro sescentos auri siclos dedit in lamminas scuti unius

17 et trecentas peltas ex auro probato trecentae minae auri unam peltam vestiebant posuitque ea rex in domo silvae Libani

18 fecit etiam rex Salomon thronum de ebore grandem et vestivit eum auro fulvo nimis

19 qui habebat sex gradus et summitas throni rotunda erat in parte posteriori et duae manus hinc atque inde tenentes sedile et duo leones stabant iuxta manus singulas

20 et duodecim leunculi stantes super sex gradus hinc atque inde non est factum tale opus in universis regnis

21 sed et omnia vasa de quibus potabat rex Salomon erant aurea et universa supellex domus saltus Libani de auro purissimo non erat argentum nec alicuius pretii putabatur in diebus Salomonis

22 quia classis regis per mare cum classe Hiram semel per tres annos ibat in Tharsis deferens inde aurum et argentum dentes elefantorum et simias et pavos

23 magnificatus est ergo rex Salomon super omnes reges terrae divitiis et sapientia

24 et universa terra desiderabat vultum Salomonis ut audiret sapientiam eius quam dederat Deus in corde eius

25 et singuli deferebant ei munera vasa argentea et aurea vestes et arma bellica aromata quoque et equos et mulos per annos singulos

26 congregavitque Salomon currus et equites et facti sunt ei mille quadringenti currus et duodecim milia equitum et disposuit eos per civitates munitas et cum rege in Hierusalem

27 fecitque ut tanta esset abundantia argenti in Hierusalem quanta lapidum et cedrorum praebuit multitudinem quasi sycomoros quae nascuntur in campestribus

28 et educebantur equi Salomoni de Aegypto et de Coa negotiatores enim regis emebant de Coa et statuto pretio perducebant

29 egrediebatur autem quadriga ex Aegypto sescentis siclis argenti et equus centum quinquaginta atque in hunc modum cuncti reges Hettheorum et Syriae equos venundabant

1 Kings 11

1 rex autem Salomon amavit mulieres alienigenas multas filiam quoque Pharaonis et Moabitidas et Ammanitidas Idumeas et Sidonias et Chettheas

2 de gentibus super quibus dixit Dominus filiis Israhel non ingrediemini ad eas neque de illis ingredientur ad vestras certissimo enim avertent corda vestra ut sequamini deos earum his itaque copulatus est Salomon ardentissimo amore

3 fueruntque ei uxores quasi reginae septingentae et concubinae trecentae et averterunt mulieres cor eius

4 cumque iam esset senex depravatum est per mulieres cor eius ut sequeretur deos alienos nec erat cor eius perfectum cum Domino Deo suo sicut cor David patris eius

5 sed colebat Salomon Astharthen deam Sidoniorum et Moloch idolum Ammanitarum

6 fecitque Salomon quod non placuerat coram Domino et non adimplevit ut sequeretur Dominum sicut pater eius

7 tunc aedificavit Salomon fanum Chamos idolo Moab in monte qui est contra Hierusalem et Moloch idolo filiorum Ammon

8 atque in hunc modum fecit universis uxoribus suis alienigenis quae adolebant tura et immolabant diis suis

9 igitur iratus est Dominus Salomoni quod aversa esset mens eius a Domino Deo Israhel qui apparuerat ei secundo

10 et praeceperat de verbo hoc ne sequeretur deos alienos et non custodivit quae mandavit ei Dominus

11 dixit itaque Dominus Salomoni quia habuisti hoc apud te et non custodisti pactum meum et praecepta mea quae mandavi tibi disrumpens scindam regnum tuum et dabo illud servo tuo

12 verumtamen in diebus tuis non faciam propter David patrem tuum de manu filii tui scindam illud

13 nec totum regnum auferam sed tribum unam dabo filio tuo propter David servum meum et Hierusalem quam elegi

14 suscitavit autem Dominus adversarium Salomoni Adad Idumeum de semine regio qui erat in Edom

15 cum enim esset David in Idumea et ascendisset Ioab princeps militiae ad sepeliendos eos qui fuerant interfecti et occidisset omne masculinum in Idumea

16 sex enim mensibus ibi moratus est Ioab et omnis Israhel donec interimerent omne masculinum in Idumea

17 fugit Adad ipse et viri idumei de servis patris eius cum eo ut ingrederetur Aegyptum erat autem Adad puer parvulus

18 cumque surrexissent de Madian venerunt in Pharan tuleruntque secum viros de Pharan et introierunt Aegyptum ad Pharaonem regem Aegypti qui dedit ei domum et cibos constituit et terram delegavit

19 et invenit Adad gratiam coram Pharao valde in tantum ut daret ei uxorem sororem uxoris suae germanam Tafnes reginae

20 genuitque ei soror Tafnes Genebath filium et nutrivit eum Tafnes in domo Pharaonis eratque Genebath habitans apud Pharaonem cum filiis eius

21 cumque audisset Adad in Aegypto dormisse David cum patribus suis et mortuum esse Ioab principem militiae dixit Pharaoni dimitte me ut vadam in terram meam

22 dixitque ei Pharao qua enim re apud me indiges ut quaeras ire ad terram tuam at ille respondit nulla sed obsecro ut dimittas me

23 suscitavit quoque ei Deus adversarium Razon filium Heliada qui fugerat Adadezer regem Soba dominum suum

24 et congregavit contra eum viros et factus est princeps latronum cum interficeret eos David abieruntque Damascum et habitaverunt ibi et constituerunt eum regem in Damasco

25 eratque adversarius Israhel cunctis diebus Salomonis et hoc est malum Adad et odium contra Israhel regnavitque in Syria

26 Hieroboam quoque filius Nabath Ephratheus de Sareda cuius mater erat nomine Sarva mulier vidua servus Salomonis levavit manum contra regem

27 et haec causa rebellionis adversus eum quia Salomon aedificavit Mello et coaequavit voraginem civitatis David patris sui

28 erat autem Hieroboam vir fortis et potens vidensque Salomon adulescentem bonae indolis et industrium constituerat eum praefectum super tributa universae domus Ioseph

29 factum est igitur in tempore illo ut Hieroboam egrederetur de Hierusalem et inveniret eum Ahias Silonites propheta in via opertus pallio novo erant autem duo tantum in agro

30 adprehendensque Ahia pallium suum novum quo opertus erat scidit in duodecim partes

31 et ait ad Hieroboam tolle tibi decem scissuras haec enim dicit Dominus Deus Israhel ecce ego scindam regnum de manu Salomonis et dabo tibi decem tribus

32 porro una tribus remanebit ei propter servum meum David et Hierusalem civitatem quam elegi ex omnibus tribubus Israhel

33 eo quod dereliquerint me et adoraverint Astharoth deam Sidoniorum et Chamos deum Moab et Melchom deum filiorum Ammon et non ambulaverint in viis meis ut facerent iustitiam coram me et praecepta mea et iudicia sicut David pater eius

34 nec auferam omne regnum de manu eius sed ducem ponam eum cunctis diebus vitae suae propter David servum meum quem elegi qui custodivit mandata mea et praecepta mea

35 auferam autem regnum de manu filii eius et dabo tibi decem tribus

36 filio autem eius dabo tribum unam ut remaneat lucerna David servo meo cunctis diebus coram me in Hierusalem civitatem quam elegi ut esset nomen meum ibi

37 te autem adsumam et regnabis super omnia quae desiderat anima tua erisque rex super Israhel

38 si igitur audieris omnia quae praecepero tibi et ambulaveris in viis meis et feceris quod rectum est coram me custodiens mandata mea et praecepta mea sicut fecit David servus meus ero tecum et aedificabo tibi domum fidelem quomodo aedificavi David et tradam tibi Israhel

39 et adfligam semen David super hoc verumtamen non cunctis diebus

40 voluit ergo Salomon interficere Hieroboam qui surrexit et aufugit in Aegyptum ad Susac regem Aegypti et fuit in Aegypto usque ad mortem Salomonis

41 reliquum autem verborum Salomonis et omnia quae fecit et sapientia eius ecce universa scripta sunt in libro verborum Salomonis

42 dies autem quos regnavit Salomon in Hierusalem super omnem Israhel quadraginta anni sunt

43 dormivitque Salomon cum patribus suis et sepultus est in civitate David patris sui regnavitque Roboam filius eius pro eo

NASB 1977

1 Kings 9

1 Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do,

2 that the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 And the LORD said to him, ``I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

4 ``And as for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you {and} will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I promised to your father David, saying, `You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

6 ``But if you or your sons shall indeed turn away from following Me, and shall not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you and shall go and serve other gods and worship them,

7 then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

8 ``And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, `Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

9 ``And they will say, `Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"

10 And it came about at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house

11 (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

13 And he said, ``What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?" So they were called the land of Cabul to this day.

14 And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

15 Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 {For} Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer, and burned it with fire, and killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and had given it {as} a dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

18 and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land {of Judah,}

19 and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.

20 {As for} all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,

21 their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.

22 But Solomon did not make slaves of the sons of Israel; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariot commanders, and his horsemen.

23 These {were} the chief officers who were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people doing the work.

24 As soon as Pharaoh's daughter came up from the city of David to her house which {Solomon} had built for her, then he built the Millo.

25 Now three times in a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to the LORD, burning incense with them {on the altar} which {was} before the LORD. So he finished the house.

26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.

28 And they went to Ophir, and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought {it} to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.

2 So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

3 And Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.

4 When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

5 the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.

6 Then she said to the king, ``It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.

7 ``Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed {in} wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

8 ``How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually {and} hear your wisdom.

9 ``Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness."

10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great {amount} of spices and precious stones. Never again did such abundance of spices come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

11 And also the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a very great {number of} almug trees and precious stones.

12 And the king made of the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in {again,} nor have they been seen to this day.

13 And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land together with her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold which came in to Solomon in one year {was} 666 talents of gold,

15 besides {that} from the traders and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country.

16 And King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 {shekels of} gold on each large shield.

17 And {he made} 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with refined gold.

19 There {were} six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

20 And twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like {it} was made for any other kingdom.

21 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 was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

23 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 And all the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

26 Now Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

27 And the king made silver {as common} as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

28 Also Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's merchants procured {them} from Kue for a price.

29 And a chariot was imported from Egypt for 600 {shekels} of silver, and a horse for 150; and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of the Arameans.

1 Kings 11

1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, ``You shall not associate with them, neither shall they associate with you, {for} they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

4 For it came about when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father {had been.}

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father {had done.}

7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.

8 Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 Now the LORD was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded.

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, ``Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

12 ``Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, {but} I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

13 ``However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, {but} I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."

14 Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal line in Edom.

15 For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom

16 (for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),

17 that Hadad fled to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while Hadad {was} a young boy.

18 And they arose from Midian and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.

19 Now Hadad found great favor before Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, ``Send me away, that I may go to my own country."

22 Then Pharaoh said to him, ``But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?" And he answered, ``Nothing; nevertheless you must surely let me go."

23 God also raised up {another} adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 And he gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after David slew them of {Zobah;} and they went to Damascus and stayed there, and reigned in Damascus.

25 So he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, along with the evil that Hadad {did;} and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Aram.

26 Then Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.

27 Now this was the reason why he rebelled against the king: Solomon built the Millo, {and} closed up the breach of the city of his father David.

28 Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

29 And it came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field.

30 Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 And he said to Jeroboam, ``Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes

32 (but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel),

33 because they have forsaken Me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doing what is right in My sight and {observing} My statutes and My ordinances, as his father David {did.}

34 `Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, {even} ten tribes.

36 `But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.

37 `And I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

38 `Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

39 `Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.'"

40 Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?

42 Thus 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 his father David, and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.

NASB 1995

1 Kings 9

1 Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do,

2 that the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 The LORD said to him, ``I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

4 ``As for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you {and} will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I promised to your father David, saying, `You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

6 ``But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,

7 then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

8 ``And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, `Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

9 ``And they will say, `Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"

10 It came about at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house

11 (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him.

13 He said, ``What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?" So they were called the land of Cabul to this day.

14 And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

15 Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 {For} Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire, and killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and had given it {as} a dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

18 and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land {of Judah,}

19 and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and all that it pleased Solomon to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land under his rule.

20 {As for} all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,

21 their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.

22 But Solomon did not make slaves of the sons of Israel; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariot commanders, and his horsemen.

23 These {were} the chief officers who {were} over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled over the people doing the work.

24 As soon as Pharaoh's daughter came up from the city of David to her house which {Solomon} had built for her, then he built the Millo.

25 Now three times in a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to the LORD, burning incense with them {on the altar} which {was} before the LORD. So he finished the house.

26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the servants of Solomon.

28 They went to Ophir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought {it} to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.

2 So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.

4 When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

5 the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.

6 Then she said to the king, ``It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.

7 ``Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed {in} wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

8 ``How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually {and} hear your wisdom.

9 ``Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness."

10 She gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great {amount} of spices and precious stones. Never again did such abundance of spices come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

11 Also the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a very great {number of} almug trees and precious stones.

12 The king made of the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in {again} nor have they been seen to this day.

13 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land together with her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold which came in to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold,

15 besides {that} from the traders and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country.

16 King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 {shekels of} gold on each large shield.

17 {He made} 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with refined gold.

19 {There were} six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

20 Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like {it} was made for any other kingdom.

21 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 was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

23 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

25 They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

26 Now Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

27 The king made silver {as common} as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

28 Also Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, {and} the king's merchants procured {them} from Kue for a price.

29 A chariot was imported from Egypt for 600 {shekels} of silver, and a horse for 150; and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of the Arameans.

1 Kings 11

1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, ``You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, {for} they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love.

3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father {had been.}

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.

6 Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father {had done.}

7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.

8 Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 Now the LORD was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded.

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, ``Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

12 ``Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, {but} I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

13 ``However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, {but} I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."

14 Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal line in Edom.

15 For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom

16 (for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),

17 that Hadad fled to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while Hadad {was} a young boy.

18 They arose from Midian and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.

19 Now Hadad found great favor before Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 The sister of Tahpenes bore his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, ``Send me away, that I may go to my own country."

22 Then Pharaoh said to him, ``But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?" And he answered, ``Nothing; nevertheless you must surely let me go."

23 God also raised up {another} adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after David slew them of {Zobah;} and they went to Damascus and stayed there, and reigned in Damascus.

25 So he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, along with the evil that Hadad {did;} and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Aram.

26 Then Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.

27 Now this was the reason why he rebelled against the king: Solomon built the Millo, {and} closed up the breach of the city of his father David.

28 Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

29 It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field.

30 Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 He said to Jeroboam, ``Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes

32 (but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel),

33 because they have forsaken Me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doing what is right in My sight and {observing} My statutes and My ordinances, as his father David {did.}

34 `Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, {even} ten tribes.

36 `But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.

37 `I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

38 `Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

39 `Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.'"

40 Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?

42 Thus 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 his father David, and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.

NET Bible

1 Kings 9

1 After Solomon finished building the LORD’s temple, the royal palace, and all the other construction projects he had planned,

2 the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, in the same way he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 The LORD said to him, “I have answered your prayer and your request for help that you made to me. I have consecrated this temple you built by making it my permanent home; I will be constantly present there.

4 You must serve me with integrity and sincerity, just as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations.

5 Then I will allow your dynasty to rule over Israel permanently, just as I promised your father David, ‘You will not fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

6 “But if you or your sons ever turn away from me, fail to obey the regulations and rules I instructed you to keep, and decide to serve and worship other gods,

7 then I will remove Israel from the land I have given them, I will abandon this temple I have consecrated with my presence, and Israel will be mocked and ridiculed among all the nations.

8 This temple will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by it will be shocked and will hiss out their scorn, saying, ‘Why did the LORD do this to this land and this temple?’

9 Others will then answer, ‘Because they abandoned the LORD their God, who led their ancestors out of Egypt. They embraced other gods whom they worshiped and served. That is why the LORD has brought all this disaster down on them.’”

10 After twenty years, during which Solomon built the LORD’s temple and the royal palace,

11 King Solomon gave King Hiram of Tyre twenty cities in the region of Galilee, because Hiram had supplied Solomon with cedars, evergreens, and all the gold he wanted.

12 When Hiram went out from Tyre to inspect the cities Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.

13 Hiram asked, “Why did you give me these cities, my friend?” He called that area the region of Cabul, a name which it has retained to this day.

14 Hiram had sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

15 Here are the details concerning the work crews King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD’s temple, his palace, the terrace, the wall of Jerusalem, and the cities of Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 (Pharaoh, king of Egypt, had attacked and captured Gezer. He burned it and killed the Canaanites who lived in the city. He gave it as a wedding present to his daughter, who had married Solomon.)

17 Solomon built up Gezer, lower Beth Horon,

18 Baalath, Tadmor in the wilderness,

19 all the storage cities that belonged to him, and the cities where chariots and horses were kept. He built whatever he wanted in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout his entire kingdom.

20 Now several non-Israelite peoples were left in the land after the conquest of Joshua, including the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

21 Their descendants remained in the land (the Israelites were unable to wipe them out completely). Solomon conscripted them for his work crews, and they continue in that role to this very day.

22 Solomon did not assign Israelites to these work crews; the Israelites served as his soldiers, attendants, officers, charioteers, and commanders of his chariot forces.

23 These men were also in charge of Solomon’s work projects; there were a total of 550 men who supervised the workers.

24 Solomon built the terrace as soon as Pharaoh’s daughter moved up from the city of David to the palace Solomon built for her.

25 Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense along with them before the LORD. He made the temple his official worship place.

26 King Solomon also built ships in Ezion Geber, which is located near Elat in the land of Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea.

27 Hiram sent his fleet and some of his sailors, who were well acquainted with the sea, to serve with Solomon’s men.

28 They sailed to Ophir, took from there four hundred twenty talents of gold, and then brought them to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, she came to challenge him with difficult questions.

2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a great display of pomp, bringing with her camels carrying spices, a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind.

3 Solomon answered all her questions; there was no question too complex for the king.

4 When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon’s extensive wisdom, the palace he had built,

5 the food in his banquet hall, his servants and attendants, their robes, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings which he presented in the LORD’s temple, she was amazed.

6 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your wise sayings and insight was true!

7 I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn’t hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.

8 Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy!

9 May the LORD your God be praised because he favored you by placing you on the throne of Israel! Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he made you king so you could make just and right decisions.”

10 She gave the king 120 talents of gold, a very large quantity of spices, and precious gems. The quantity of spices the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon has never been matched.

11 (Hiram’s fleet, which carried gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a very large quantity of fine timber and precious gems.

12 With the timber the king made supports for the LORD’s temple and for the royal palace and stringed instruments for the musicians. No one has seen so much of this fine timber to this very day.)

13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she requested, besides what he had freely offered her. Then she left and returned to her homeland with her attendants.

14 Solomon received 666 talents of gold per year,

15 besides what he collected from the merchants, traders, Arabian kings, and governors of the land.

16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; 600 measures of gold were used for each shield.

17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold; three minas of gold were used for each of these shields. The king placed them in the Palace of the Lebanon Forest.

18 The king made a large throne decorated with ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.

19 There were six steps leading up to the throne, and the back of it was rounded on top. The throne had two armrests with a statue of a lion standing on each side.

20 There were twelve statues of lions on the six steps, one lion at each end of each step. There was nothing like it in any other kingdom.

21 All of King Solomon’s cups were made of gold, and all the household items in the Palace of the Lebanon Forest were made of pure gold. There were no silver items, for silver was not considered very valuable in Solomon’s time.

22 Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet came into port with cargoes of gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

23 King Solomon was wealthier and wiser than any of the kings of the earth.

24 Everyone in the world wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom.

25 Year after year visitors brought their gifts, which included items of silver, items of gold, clothes, perfume, spices, horses, and mules.

26 Solomon accumulated chariots and horses. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept them in assigned cities and in Jerusalem.

27 The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the lowlands.

28 Solomon acquired his horses from Egypt and from Que; the king’s traders purchased them from Que.

29 They paid 600 silver pieces for each chariot from Egypt and 150 silver pieces for each horse. They also sold chariots and horses to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Syria.

1 Kings 11

1 King Solomon fell in love with many foreign women (besides Pharaoh’s daughter), including Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.

2 They came from nations about which the LORD had warned the Israelites, “You must not establish friendly relations with them! If you do, they will surely shift your allegiance to their gods.” But Solomon was irresistibly attracted to them.

3 He had 700 royal wives and 300 concubines; his wives had a powerful influence over him.

4 When Solomon became old, his wives shifted his allegiance to other gods; he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.

5 Solomon worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte and the detestable Ammonite god Milcom.

6 Solomon did evil in the LORD’s sight; he did not remain loyal to the LORD, like his father David had.

7 Furthermore, on the hill east of Jerusalem Solomon built a high place for the detestable Moabite god Chemosh and for the detestable Ammonite god Milcom.

8 He built high places for all his foreign wives so they could burn incense and make sacrifices to their gods.

9 The LORD was angry with Solomon because he had shifted his allegiance away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him on two occasions

10 and had warned him about this very thing, so that he would not follow other gods. But he did not obey the LORD’s command.

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, “Because you insist on doing these things and have not kept the covenantal rules I gave you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant.

12 However, for your father David’s sake I will not do this while you are alive. I will tear it away from your son’s hand instead.

13 But I will not tear away the entire kingdom; I will leave your son one tribe for my servant David’s sake and for the sake of my chosen city Jerusalem.”

14 The LORD brought against Solomon an enemy, Hadad the Edomite, a descendant of the Edomite king.

15 During David’s campaign against Edom, Joab, the commander of the army, while on a mission to bury the dead, killed every male in Edom.

16 For six months Joab and the entire Israelite army stayed there until they had exterminated every male in Edom.

17 Hadad, who was only a small boy at the time, escaped with some of his father’s Edomite servants and headed for Egypt.

18 They went from Midian to Paran; they took some men from Paran and went to Egypt. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, supplied him with a house and food and even assigned him some land.

19 Pharaoh liked Hadad so well he gave him his sister-in-law (Queen Tahpenes’ sister) as a wife.

20 Tahpenes’ sister gave birth to his son, named Genubath. Tahpenes raised him in Pharaoh’s palace; Genubath grew up in Pharaoh’s palace among Pharaoh’s sons.

21 While in Egypt Hadad heard that David had passed away and that Joab, the commander of the army, was dead. So Hadad asked Pharaoh, “Give me permission to leave so I can return to my homeland.”

22 Pharaoh said to him, “What do you lack here that makes you want to go to your homeland?” Hadad replied, “Nothing, but please give me permission to leave.”

23 God also brought against Solomon another enemy, Rezon son of Eliada who had run away from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah.

24 He gathered some men and organized a raiding band. When David tried to kill them, they went to Damascus, where they settled down and gained control of the city.

25 He was Israel’s enemy throughout Solomon’s reign and, like Hadad, caused trouble. He loathed Israel and ruled over Syria.

26 Jeroboam son of Nebat, one of Solomon’s servants, rebelled against the king. He was an Ephraimite from Zeredah whose mother was a widow named Zeruah.

27 This is what prompted him to rebel against the king: Solomon built a terrace and he closed up a gap in the wall of the city of his father David.

28 Jeroboam was a talented man; when Solomon saw that the young man was an accomplished worker, he made him the leader of the work crew from the tribe of Joseph.

29 At that time, when Jeroboam had left Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the road; the two of them were alone in the open country. Ahijah was wearing a brand new robe,

30 and he grabbed the robe and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 Then he told Jeroboam, “Take ten pieces, for this is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘Look, I am about to tear the kingdom from Solomon’s hand and I will give ten tribes to you.

32 He will retain one tribe, for my servant David’s sake and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel.

33 I am taking the kingdom from him because they have abandoned me and worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte, the Moabite god Chemosh, and the Ammonite god Milcom. They have not followed my instructions by doing what I approve and obeying my rules and regulations, like Solomon’s father David did.

34 I will not take the whole kingdom from his hand. I will allow him to be ruler for the rest of his life for the sake of my chosen servant David who kept my commandments and rules.

35 I will take the kingdom from the hand of his son and give ten tribes to you.

36 I will leave his son one tribe so my servant David’s dynasty may continue to serve me in Jerusalem, the city I have chosen as my home.

37 I will select you; you will rule over all you desire to have and you will be king over Israel.

38 You must obey all I command you to do, follow my instructions, do what I approve, and keep my rules and commandments, like my servant David did. Then I will be with you and establish for you a lasting dynasty, as I did for David; I will give you Israel.

39 I will humiliate David’s descendants because of this, but not forever.”

40 Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam escaped to Egypt and found refuge with King Shishak of Egypt. He stayed in Egypt until Solomon died.

41 The rest of the events of Solomon’s reign, including all his accomplishments and his wise decisions, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of Solomon.

42 Solomon ruled over all Israel from Jerusalem for forty years.

43 Then Solomon passed away and was buried in the city of his father David. His son Rehoboam replaced him as king.

New International Version

1 Kings 9

1 When Solomon had finished building the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do,

2 the LORD appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

4 "As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,

5 I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, `You shall never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.'

6 "But if you or your sons turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them,

7 then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.

8 And though this temple is now imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, `Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'

9 People will answer, `Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them--that is why the LORD brought all this disaster on them.'"

10 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings--the temple of the LORD and the royal palace--

11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and pine and gold he wanted.

12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.

13 "What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?" he asked. And he called them the Land of Cabul, a name they have to this day.

14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

15 Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.

16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,

18 Baalath, and Tadmor in the desert, within his land,

19 as well as all his store cities and the towns for his chariots and for his horses --whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.

20 All the people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites),

21 that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites could not exterminate --these Solomon conscripted for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.

22 But Solomon did not make slaves of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers.

23 They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon's projects--550 officials supervising the men who did the work.

24 After Pharaoh's daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace Solomon had built for her, he constructed the supporting terraces.

25 Three times a year Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense before the LORD along with them, and so fulfilled the temple obligations.

26 King Solomon also built ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea.

27 And Hiram sent his men--sailors who knew the sea--to serve in the fleet with Solomon's men.

28 They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.

2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan--with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones--she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind.

3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.

4 When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built,

5 the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed.

6 She said to the king, "The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true.

7 But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.

8 How happy your men must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

9 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and righteousness."

10 And she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

11 (Hiram's ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious stones.

12 The king used the almugwood to make supports for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almugwood has never been imported or seen since that day.)

13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents,

15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the land.

16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred bekas of gold went into each shield.

17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minas of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.

18 Then the king made a great throne inlaid with ivory and overlaid with fine gold.

19 The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.

20 Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.

21 All King Solomon's goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's days.

22 The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.

24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

25 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift--articles of silver and gold, robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.

26 Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.

27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.

28 Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue --the royal merchants purchased them from Kue.

29 They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.

1 Kings 11

1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter--Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.

2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.

3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.

4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.

6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.

7 On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.

8 He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.

9 The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.

10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD's command.

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.

12 Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

13 Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."

14 Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom.

15 Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom.

16 Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom.

17 But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father.

18 They set out from Midian and went to Paran. Then taking men from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food.

19 Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage.

20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh's own children.

21 While he was in Egypt, Hadad heard that David rested with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was also dead. Then Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Let me go, that I may return to my own country."

22 "What have you lacked here that you want to go back to your own country?" Pharaoh asked. "Nothing," Hadad replied, "but do let me go!"

23 And God raised up against Solomon another adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 He gathered men around him and became the leader of a band of rebels when David destroyed the forces [of Zobah]; the rebels went to Damascus, where they settled and took control.

25 Rezon was Israel's adversary as long as Solomon lived, adding to the trouble caused by Hadad. So Rezon ruled in Aram and was hostile toward Israel.

26 Also, Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against the king. He was one of Solomon's officials, an Ephraimite from Zeredah, and his mother was a widow named Zeruah.

27 Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the supporting terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city of David his father.

28 Now Jeroboam was a man of standing, and when Solomon saw how well the young man did his work, he put him in charge of the whole labor force of the house of Joseph.

29 About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, and Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh met him on the way, wearing a new cloak. The two of them were alone out in the country,

30 and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 Then he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's hand and give you ten tribes.

32 But for the sake of my servant David and the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, he will have one tribe.

33 I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molech the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in my ways, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my statutes and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.

34 " `But I will not take the whole kingdom out of Solomon's hand; I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose and who observed my commands and statutes.

35 I will take the kingdom from his son's hands and give you ten tribes.

36 I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name.

37 However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.

38 If you do whatever I command you and walk in my ways and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you.

39 I will humble David's descendants because of this, but not forever.'"

40 Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon's death.

41 As for the other events of Solomon's reign--all he did and the wisdom he displayed--are they not written in the book of the annals of Solomon?

42 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

43 Then he rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.

Original Hebrew

1 Kings 9

1 ¶Wayªhiy kªkalowt Shªlomoh libnowt 'et-beeyt-Yahweh wª'et-beeyt hamelek wª'eet kaal-cheesheq Shªlomoh 'ªsher chaapeets la`ªsowt.

2 Wayeeraa' Yahweh 'el-Shªlomoh sheeniyt, ka'ªsher nir'aah 'eelaayw bª-Gib`own.

3 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'eelaayw, Shaama`ªtiy 'et-tªpilaatªkaa wª'et-tªchinaatªkaa 'ªsher hitchanantaah lªpaanay. Hiqdashtiy 'et-habayit hazeh 'ªsher baanitaah, laasuwm-shªmiy shaam `ad-`owlaam. Wªhaayuw `eeynay wªlibiy shaam kaal-hayaamiym.

4 ¶Wª'ataah, 'im-teeleek lªpaanay, ka'ªsher haalak Daawid, 'aabiykaa, bªtaam-leebaab uwbyosher, la`ªsowt kªkol 'ªsher tsiwiytiykaa, chuqay uwmishpaaTay tishmor,

5 wahªqimotiy 'et-kicee' mamlaktªkaa `al-Yisraa'eel lª`olaam, ka'ªsher dibartiy `al-Daawid, 'aabiykaa, lee'mor: lo'-yikaareet lªkaa 'iysh mee`al kicee' Yisraa'eel!

6 ¶'Im-showb tªshubuwn -- 'atem uwbneeykem -- mee'achªray, wªlo' tishmªruw mitswotay chuqotay, 'ªsher naatatiy lipneeykem, wahalaktem wa`abadtem 'ªlohiym 'ªcheeriym wªhishtachªwiytem laahem,

7 wªhikratiy 'et-Yisraa'eel mee`al pªneey haa'ªdaamaah 'ªsher naatatiy laahem! Wª'et-habayit 'ªsher hiqdashtiy lishmiy 'ªshalach mee`al paanaay! Wªhaayaah Yisraa'eel lªmaashaal wªlishniynaah bªkaal-haa`amiym!

8 Wªhabayit hazeh yihªyeh `elyown! Kaal-`obeer `aalaayw yishom. wªshaaraaq. Wª'aamªruw: `Al-meh `aasaah Yahweh kaakaah laa'aarets hazo't wªlabayit hazeh?

9 Wª'aamªruw: `Al 'ªsher `aazbuw 'et-Yahweh, 'Eloheeyhem, 'ªsher howtsiy' 'et-'ªbotaam mee'erets Mitsrayim. Wayachªziquw bee'ªlohiym 'ªcheeriym wayishtachªwuw (*) laahem waya`abdum. `Al-keen heebiy' Yahweh `ªleeyhem 'eet kaal-haaraa`aah hazo't!

10 ¶Wayªhiy miqtseeh `esriym shaanaah 'ªsher-baanaah Shªlomoh 'et-shªneey habaatiym, 'et-beeyt Yahweh wª'et-beeyt hamelek.

11 Chiyraam, melek-Tsor, nisaa' 'et-Shªlomoh ba`atseey 'ªraaziym uwba`atseey bªrowshiym uwbazaahaab, lªkaal-chepªtsow. 'Aaz yiteen hamelek Shªlomoh lª-Chiyraam `esriym `iyr bª'erets ha-Gaaliyl.

12 Wayeetsee' Chiyraam mi-Tsor lir'owt 'et-he`aariym 'ªsher naatan-low Shªlomoh. Wªlo' yaashªruw bª`eeynaayw.

13 Wayo'mer, Maah he`aariym haa'eeleh 'ªsher-naatataah liy, 'aachiy? Wayiqraa' laahem 'erets Kaabuwl `ad hayowm hazeh.

14 Wayishlach Chiyraam lamelek mee'aah wª`esriym kikar zaahaab.

15 ¶Wªzeh dªbar-hamac 'ªsher-he`elaah hamelek Shªlomoh libnowt 'et-beeyt Yahweh, wª'et-beeytow, wª'et-ha-Milow', wª'eet chowmat Yªruwshaalaaim, wª'et-Chaatsor, wª'et-Mªgidow, wª'et-Gaazer

16 (Par`oh, melek-Mitsrayim, `aalaah wayilkod 'et-Gezer. Wayisrªpaah baa'eesh. Wª'et-ha-Kªna`ªniy hayosheeb baa`iyr haaraag. Wayitnaah shiluchiym lªbitow, 'eeshet Shªlomoh.

17 Wayiben Shªlomoh 'et-Gaazer), wª'et-Beeyt-Choron tachtown,

18 wª'et-Ba`ªlaat, wª'et-Tadmor (*), bamidbaar baa'aarets,

19 wª'eet kaal-`aareey hamickªnowt 'ªsher haayuw li-Shªlomoh, wª'eet `aareey haarekeb, wª'eet `aareey hapaaraashiym, wª'eet cheesheq Shªlomoh 'ªsher chaashaq libnowt bi-Yªruwshaalaim uwba-Lªbaanown uwbkol 'erets memshaltow.

20 ¶Kaal-haa`aam hanowtaar min-haa-'Emoriy, ha-Chitiy, ha-Pªriziy, ha-Chiwiy, wªha-Yªbuwciy -- 'ªsher lo'-mibneey Yisraa'eel heemaah --

21 bªneeyhem, 'ªsher notªruw 'achªreeyhem baa'aarets, 'ªsher lo'-yaakªluw bªneey Yisraa'eel lªhachariymaam, waya`aleem Shªlomoh lªmac-`obeed. `Ad hayowm hazeh.

22 Uwmibneey Yisraa'eel lo'-naatan Shªlomoh `aabed. Kiy-heem 'ansheey hamilchaamaah, wa`ªbaadaayw, wªsaaraayw wªshaalishaayw, wªsaareey rikbow, uwpaaraashaayw.

23 ¶'Eeleh saareey hanitsaabiym 'ªsher `al-hamªlaa'kaah li-Shªlomoh, chªmishiym wachªmeesh mee'owt, haarodiym baa`aam haa`osiym bamªlaa'kaah.

24 ¶'Ak bat-Par`oh `aalªtaah mee`iyr Daawid 'el-beeytaah 'ªsher baanaah-laah. 'Aaz baanaah 'et-ha-Milow'.

25 ¶Wªhe`ªlaah Shªlomoh shaalosh pª`aamiym bashaanaah `olowt uwshlaamiym `al-hamizbeeach 'ªsher baanaah la-Yahweh. WªhaqTeeyr 'itow 'ªsher lipneey Yahweh. Wªshilam 'et-habaayit.

26 ¶Waa'ªniy `aasaah hamelek Shªlomoh bª-`Etsyown-Geber, 'ªsher 'et-'eelowt `al-sªpat Yam-Cuwp, bª'erets 'Edowm.

27 Wayishlach Chiyraam baa'ªniy 'et-`ªbaadaayw, 'ansheey 'ªniyowt yod`eey hayaam, `im `abdeey Shªlomoh.

28 Wayaabo'uw 'Owpiyraah. Wayiqchuw mishaam zaahaab 'arba`-mee'owt wª`esriym kikaar. Wayaabi'uw 'el-hamelek Shªlomoh.

1 Kings 10

1 ¶Uwmalkat-Shªbaa' shoma`at 'et-sheema` Shªlomoh lªsheem Yahweh. Wataabo' lªnacotow bªchiydowt.

2 Wataabo' Yªruwshaalaªmaah bªchayil kaabeed mª'od -- gªmaliym nosª'iym bªsaamiym wªzaahaab rab-mª'od wª'eben yªqaaraah. Wataabo' 'el-Shªlomoh watªdabeer 'eelaayw 'eet kaal-'ªsher haayaah `im-lªbaabaah.

3 Wayaged-laah Shªlomoh 'et-kaal-dªbaareyhaa. Lo'-haayaah daabaar ne`laam min-hamelek 'ªsher lo' higiyd laah.

4 Wateere' malkat-Shªbaa' 'eet kaal-chaakªmat Shªlomoh, wªhabayit 'ªsher baanaah,

5 uwma'akal shulchaanow, uwmowshab `ªbaadaayw, uwma`ªmad mªshaarªtaayw (*), uwmalbusheeyhem, uwmashqaayw, wª`olaatow 'ªsher ya`ªleh beeyt Yahweh, wªlo'-haayaah baah `owd ruwach.

6 ¶Wato'mer 'el-hamelek, 'Emet haayaah hadaabaar 'ªsher shaama`ªtiy bª'artsiy `al-dªbaareykaa wª`al-chaakªmaatekaa!

7 Wªlo'-he'ªmantiy ladbaariym `ad 'ªsher-baa'tiy watir'eynaah `eeynay. Wªhineeh, lo'-hugad-liy hacheetsiy. Howcaptaa chaakªmaah waaTowb 'el-hashªmuw`aah 'ªsher shaamaa`ªtiy.

8 Ashreey 'ªnaasheykaa. 'Ashreey `ªbaadeykaa 'eeleh, haa`omªdiym lªpaaneykaa taamiyd hashom`iym 'et-chaakªmaatekaa.

9 Yªhiy Yahweh, 'Eloheykaa, baaruwk 'ªsher chaapeets bªkaa lªtitªkaa `al-kicee' Yisraa'eel. Bª'ahªbat Yahweh 'et-Yisraa'eel lª`olaam, wayªsiymªkaa lªmelek la`ªsowt mishpaaT uwtsdaaqaah.

10 ¶Watiteen lamelek mee'aah wª`esriym kikar zaahaab uwbsaamiym harbeeh mª'od wª'eben yªqaaraah. Lo'-baa' kabosem hahuw' `owd laarob 'ªsher-naatnaah malkat-Shªbaa' lamelek Shªlomoh.

11 ¶(Wªgam, 'ªniy Chiyraam 'ªsher-naasaa' zaahaab mee-'Owpiyr, heebiy' mee-'Opiyr `ªtseey 'almugiym harbeeh mª'od wª'eben yªqaaraah.

12 Waya`as hamelek 'et-`ªtseey haa'almugiym mic`aad lªbeeyt-Yahweh uwlbeeyt hamelek wªkinorowt uwnbaaliym lashaariym. Lo' baa'-keen `ªtseey 'almugiym wªlo' nir'aah `ad hayowm hazeh.)

13 ¶Wªhamelek Shªlomoh naatan lªmalkat-Shªbaa' 'et-kaal-chepªtsaah -- 'ªsher shaa'aalaah milªbad 'ªsher naatan-laah kªyad hamelek Shªlomoh. Wateepen wateelek lª'artsaah hiy' wa`abaadeyhaa.

14 ¶Wayªhiy mishqal hazaahaab 'ªsher-baa' li-Shªlomoh bªshaanaah 'echaat sheesh mee'owt shishiym waasheesh kikar zaahaab.

15 Lªbad mee'ansheey hataariym uwmicchar haarokªliym wªkaal-malkeey haa-`Ereb uwpachowt haa'aarets.

16 ¶Waya`as hamelek Shªlomoh maa'tayim tsinaah zaahaab shaachuwT. Sheesh-mee'owt zaahaab ya`ªleh `al-hatsinaah haa'echaat.

17 Uwshlosh-mee'owt maaginiym zaahaab shaachuwT. Shªloshet maaniym zaahaab ya`ªleh `al-hamaageen haa'echaat. Wayitªneem hamelek beeyt ya`ar ha-Lªbaanown.

18 ¶Waya`as hamelek kicee'-sheen gaadowl. Wayªtsapeehuw zaahaab muwpaaz.

19 Sheesh ma`alowt lakiceeh. Wªro'sh-`aagol lakiceeh mee'achªraayw. Wªyaadot mizeh uwmizeh 'el-mªqowm hashaabet uwshnayim 'ªraayowt `omdiym 'eetsel hayaadowt.

20 Uwshneeym `aasaar 'ªraayiym `omdiym shaam `al-sheesh hama`alowt. Mizeh uwmizeh lo'-na`ªsaah keen lªkaal-mamlaakowt.

21 Wªkol kªleey mashqeeh hamelek Shªlomoh zaahaab. Wªkol kªleey beeyt-Ya`ar ha-Lªbaanown zaahaab caaguwr. 'Eeyn kecep; lo' nechshaab biymeey Shªlomoh lim'uwmaah.

22 Kiy 'ªniy Tarshiysh lamelek bayaam `im 'ªniy Chiyraam. 'Achat lªshaalosh shaaniym taabow' 'ªniy Tarshiysh nosª'eet zaahaab waakecep shenhabiym wªqopiym wªtukiyiym.

23 ¶Wayigdal hamelek Shªlomoh mikol malkeey haa'aarets, lª`osher uwlchaakªmaah.

24 Wªkaal-haa'aarets mªbaqshiym 'et-pªneey Shªlomoh, lishmoa` 'et-chaakªmaatow, 'ªsher-naatan 'Elohiym bªlibow.

25 Wªheemaah mªbi'iym 'iysh minchaatow -- kªleey kecep uwkleey zaahaab uwslaamowt wªneesheq uwbsaamiym cuwciym uwpraadiym -- dªbar-shaanaah bªshaanaah.

26 ¶Waye'ªcop Shªlomoh rekeb uwpaaraashiym. Wayªhiy-low 'elep wª'arba`-mee'owt rekeb uwshneeym-`aasaar 'elep paaraashiym. Wayancheem bª`aareey haarekeb wª`im-hamelek bi-Yªruwshaalaaim.

27 Wayiteen hamelek 'et-hakecep bi-Yªruwshaalaim kaa'abaaniym. Wª'eet haa'ªraaziym naatan kashiqmiym 'ªsher-bashªpeelaah laarob.

28 Uwmowtsaa' hacuwciym 'ªsher li-Shªlomoh mi-Mitsraayim uwmi-Qªweeh. Cochareey hamelek yiqchuw miqweeh bimªchiyr.

29 Wata`aleh wateetsee' merkaabaah mi-Mitsrayim bªsheesh mee'owt kecep wªcuwc bachªmishiym uwmee'aah. Wªkeen lªkaal-malkeey ha-Chitiym uwlmalkeey 'Araam bªyaadaam yotsi'uw.

1 Kings 11

1 ¶Wªhamelek Shªlomoh 'aahab naashiym naakriyowt rabowt -- wª'et-bat-Par`oh, Mow'abiyowt, `Amaaniyowt, 'Edomiyot, Tseedªniyot, Chitiyot --

2 min-hagowyim 'ªsher 'aamar-Yahweh 'el-bªneey Yisraa'eel: Lo'-taabo'uw baahem; wªheem lo'-yaabo'uw baakem. 'Aakeen yaTuw 'et-lªbabkem 'achªreey 'ªloheeyhem. Baahem daabaq Shªlomoh lª'ahªbaah.

3 Wayªhiy-low naashiym (saarowt) shªba` mee'owt uwpilagshiym shªlosh mee'owt. WayaTuw naashaayw 'et-libow.

4 Wayªhiy lª`eet ziqnat Shªlomoh naashaayw hiTuw 'et-lªbaabow 'achªreey 'ªlohiym 'ªcheeriym. Wªlo'-haayaah lªbaabow shaaleem `im-Yahweh, 'Elohaayw, kilbab Daawiyd, 'aabiyw.

5 Wayeelek Shªlomoh 'achªreey `Ashtoret, 'ªloheey Tsidoniym, wª'achªreey Milkom, shiquts `Amoniym.

6 Waya`as Shªlomoh haara` bª`eeyneey Yahweh. Wªlo' milee' 'achªreey Yahweh kª-Daawid, 'aabiyw.

7 ¶'Aaz yibneh Shªlomoh baamaah li-Kªmowsh, shiquts Mow'aab baahaar 'ªsher `al-pªneey Yªruwshaalaaim, uwl-Molek, shiquts bªneey `Amown.

8 Wªkeen `aasaah lªkaal-naashaayw hanaakªriyowt maqTiyrowt uwmªzabªchowt lee'ªloheeyhen.

9 ¶Wayit'anap Yahweh bi-Shªlomoh kiy-naaTaah lªbaabow mee`im Yahweh, 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel, hanir'aah 'eelaayw pa`ªmaayim.

10 Wªtsiwaah 'eelaayw `al-hadaabaar hazeh, lªbiltiy-leket 'achªreey 'ªlohiym 'ªcheeriym. Wªlo' shaamar 'eet 'ªsher-tsiwaah Yahweh.

11 Wayo'mer Yahweh li-Shªlomoh, Ya`an 'ªsher haayªtaah-zo't `imaak, wªlo' shaamartaa bªriytiy wªchuqotay 'ªsher tsiwiytiy `aaleykaa, qaaroa` 'eqra` 'et-hamamlaakaah mee`aaleykaa uwntatiyhaa lª`abdekaa!

12 Ak-bªyaameykaa lo' 'e`esenaah lªma`an Daawid, 'aabiykaa, miyad binkaa 'eqraa`enaah!

13 Raq, 'et-kaal-hamamlaakaah lo' 'eqraa`. SheebeT 'echaad 'eteen libnekaa, lªma`an Daawid, `abdiy, uwlma`an Yªruwshaalaim 'ªsher baachaarªtiy.

14 ¶Wayaaqem Yahweh saaTaan li-Shªlomoh -- 'eet Hªdad haa-'Edomiy -- mizera` hamelek huw' be-'Edowm.

15 Wayªhiy bihªyowt Daawid 'et-'Edowm, ba`ªlowt Yow'aab, sar hatsaabaa' lªqabeer 'et-hachªlaaliym, wayak kaal-zaakaar be-'Edowm.

16 (Kiy sheeshet chªdaashiym yaashab-shaam Yow'aab wªkaal-Yisraa'eel `ad-hikriyt kaal-zaakaar be-'Edowm.)

17 Wayibrach 'Adad -- huw' wa'ªnaashiym 'Edomiyiym mee`abdeey 'aabiyw 'itow -- laabow' Mitsraayim. Wa-Hªdad na`ar qaaTaan.

18 Wayaaqumuw mi-Midyaan wayaabo'uw Paa'raan. Wayiqchuw 'ªnaashiym `imaam mi-Paa'raan wayaabo'uw Mitsrayim 'el-Par`oh, melek-Mitsrayim. Wayiten-low bayit wªlechem 'aamar low. Wª'erets naatan low.

19 ¶Wayimtsaa' Hªdad cheen bª`eeyneey Par`oh mª'od. Wayiten-low 'ishaah 'et-'ªchowt 'ishtow, 'ªchowt Tachpªneeyc hagªbiyraah.

20 Wateeled low 'ªchowt Tachpªneeyc 'eet Gªnubat, bªnow. Watigmªleehuw Tachpªneeyc bªtowk beeyt Par`oh. Wayªhiy Gªnubat beeyt Par`oh bªtowk bªneey Par`oh.

21 ¶Wa-Hªdad shaama` bª-Mitsrayim kiy-shaakab Daawid `im-'ªbotaayw wªkiy-meet Yow'aab, sar-hatsaabaa'. Wayo'mer Hªdad 'el-Par`oh, Shalªcheeniy wª'eeleek 'el-'artsiy!

22 ¶Wayo'mer low Par`oh, Kiy maah-'ataah chaaceer `imiy wªhinªkaa mªbaqeesh laaleket 'el-'artsekaa? ¶Wayo'mer, Lo' kiy shaleeach tªshalcheeniy!

23 ¶Wayaaqem 'Elohiym low saaTaan -- 'et-Rªzown, ben-'Elyaadaa` -- 'ªsher baarach mee'eet Hªdad`ezer, melek-Tsowbaah, 'ªdonaayw.

24 Wayiqbots `aalaayw 'ªnaashiym. Wayªhiy sar-gªduwd baharog Daawid 'otaam. Wayeelªkuw Dameseq wayeeshªbuw baah. Wayimlªkuw bª-Damaaseq.

25 Wayªhiy saaTaan lª-Yisraa'eel kaal-yªmeey Shªlomoh wª'et-haaraa`aah 'ªsher Hªdaad. Wayaaqaats bª-Yisraa'eel. Wayimlok `al-'Araam.

26 ¶Wª-Yaaraabª`aam, ben-NªbaaT, 'Epraatiy min-ha-Tsªreedaah, wªsheem 'imow Tsªruw`aah, 'ishaah 'almaanaah, `ebed li-Shªlomoh. Wayaarem yaad bamelek.

27 ¶Wªzeh hadaabaar 'ªsher-heeriym yaad bamelek: Shªlomoh baanaah 'et-ha-Milow'. Caagar 'et-perets `iyr Daawid, 'aabiyw.

28 Wªhaa'iysh Yaaraab`aam gibowr chaayil. Wayar' Shªlomoh 'et-hana`ar kiy-`oseeh mªlaa'kaah. Huw' wayapqeed 'otow lªkaal-ceebel beeyt Yowceep.

29 Wayªhiy baa`eet hahiy'. Wª-Yaaraabª`aam yaatsaa' mi-Yªruwshaalaaim. Wayimtsaa' 'otow 'Achiyaah, ha-Shiyloniy, hanaabiy', baderek. Wªhuw' mitkaceh bªsalmaah chadaashaah. Uwshneeyhem lªbadaam basaadeh.

30 Wayitpos 'Achiyaah basalmaah hachadaashaah 'ªsher `aalaayw. Wayiqraa`ehaa shªneeym `aasaar qªraa`iym.

31 Wayo'mer l-ªYaaraabª`aam, Qach-lªkaa `ªsaaraah qªraa`iym. Kiy koh 'aamar Yahweh, 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel: Hiniy, qoreea` 'et-hamamlaakaah miyad Shªlomoh wªnaatatiy lªkaa 'eet `ªsaaraah hashªbaaTiym!

32 WªhasheebeT haa'echaad yihªyeh-low lªma`an `abdiy, Daawid, uwlma`an Yªruwshaalaim haa`iyr 'ªsher baachartiy baah mikol shibTeey Yisraa'eel.

33 Ya`an 'ªsher `azaabuwniy (*) wayishtachªwuw lª-`Ashtoret, 'ªloheey Tsidoniyn, li-Kªmowsh, 'ªloheey Mow'aab, uwl-Milkom, 'ªloheey bªneey-`Amown! Wªlo'-haalªkuw bidraakay la`ªsowt hayaashaar bª`eeynay wªchuqotay uwmishpaaTay kª-Daawid, 'aabiyw.

34 ¶Wªlo'-'eqach 'et-kaal-hamamlaakaah miyaadow. Kiy naasiy' 'ashitenuw kol yªmeey chayaayw lªma`an Daawid, `abdiy, 'ªsher baachartiy 'otow, 'ªsher shaamar mitswotay wªchuqotaay.

35 Wªlaaqachtiy hamªluwkaah miyad bªnow uwntatiyhaa lªkaa -- 'eet `aseret hashªbaaTiym.

36 Wªlibnow 'eteen sheebeT-'echaad lªma`an hªyowt-niyr lª-Daawiyd, `abdiy, kaal-hayaamiym lªpaanay bi-Yªruwshaalaim, haa`iyr 'ªsher baachartiy liy laasuwm shªmiy shaam.

37 Wª'otªkaa 'eqach uwmaalaktaa bªkol 'ªsher-tª'aweh napshekaa. Wªhaayiytaa melek `al-Yisraa'eel!

38 Wªhaayaah 'im-tishma` 'et-kaal-'ªsher 'ªtsawekaa wªhaalaktaa bidraakay wª`aasiytaa hayaashaar bª`eeynay, lishmowr chuqowtay uwmitswotay, ka'ªsher `aasaah Daawid, `abdiy, wªhaayiytiy `imaak. Uwbaaniytiy lªkaa bayit-ne'ªmaan, ka'ªsher baaniytiy lª-Daawid. Wªnaatatiy lªkaa 'et-Yisraa'eel.

39 Wa'a`aneh (*) 'et-zera` Daawid lªma`an zo't 'ak lo' kaal-hayaamiym.

40 ¶Wayªbaqeesh Shªlomoh lªhaamiyt 'et-Yaaraab`aam. Wayaaqaam Yaaraab`aam wayibrach Mitsrayim, 'el-Shiyshaq, melek-Mitsrayim. Wayªhiy bª-Mitsrayim `ad-mowt Shªlomoh.

41 ¶Wªyeter dibreey Shªlomoh wªkaal-'ªsher `aasaah wªchaakªmaatow, hªlow'-heem kªtubiym `al-ceeper dibreey Shªlomoh?

42 Wªhayaamiym 'ªsher maalak Shªlomoh bi-Yªruwshaalaim `al-kaal-Yisraa'eel 'arbaa`iym shaanaah.

43 Wayishkab Shªlomoh `im-'ªbotaayw. Wayiqaabeer bª`iyr Daawid, 'aabiyw. Wayimlok Rªchab`aam bªnow tachtaayw.

Revised Standard Version

1 Kings 9

1 When Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build,

2 the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 And the LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before me; I have consecrated this house which you have built, and put my name there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my ordinances,

5 then I will establish your royal throne over Israel for ever, as I promised David your father, saying, 'There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel.'

6 But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them,

7 then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and the house which I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight; and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

8 And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone passing by it will be astonished, and will hiss; and they will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

9 Then they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this evil upon them.'"

10 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house,

11 and Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold, as much as he desired, King Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, they did not please him.

13 Therefore he said, "What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?" So they are called the land of Cabul to this day.

14 Hiram had sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

15 And this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD and his own house and the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer

16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burnt it with fire, and had slain the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife;

17 so Solomon rebuilt Gezer) and Lower Beth-horon

18 and Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,

19 and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the people of Israel--

21 their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel were unable to destroy utterly--these Solomon made a forced levy of slaves, and so they are to this day.

22 But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves; they were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, his chariot commanders and his horsemen.

23 These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work: five hundred and fifty, who had charge of the people who carried on the work.

24 But Pharaoh's daughter went up from the city of David to her own house which Solomon had built for her; then he built the Millo.

25 Three times a year Solomon used to offer up burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built to the LORD, burning incense before the LORD. So he finished the house.

26 King Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, seamen who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon;

28 and they went to Ophir, and brought from there gold, to the amount of four hundred and twenty talents; and they brought it to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.

2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.

3 And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king which he could not explain to her.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

5 the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings which he offered at the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.

6 And she said to the king, "The report was true which I heard in my own land of your affairs and of your wisdom,

7 but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half was not told me; your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report which I heard.

8 Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

9 Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD loved Israel for ever, he has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness."

10 Then she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great quantity of spices, and precious stones; never again came such an abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

11 Moreover the fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a very great amount of almug wood and precious stones.

12 And the king made of the almug wood supports for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers; no such almug wood has come or been seen, to this day.

13 And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what was given her by the bounty of King Solomon. So she turned and went back to her own land, with her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,

15 besides that which came from the traders and from the traffic of the merchants, and from all the kings of Arabia and from the governors of the land.

16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield.

17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield; and the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

18 The king also made a great ivory throne, and overlaid it with the finest gold.

19 The throne had six steps, and at the back of the throne was a calf's head, and on each side of the seat were arm rests and two lions standing beside the arm rests,

20 while twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. The like of it was never made in any kingdom.

21 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 not considered as anything in the days of Solomon.

22 For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

23 Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 And the whole earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.

25 Every one of them brought his present, articles of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

27 And the king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.

28 And Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's traders received them from Kue at a price.

29 A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so through the king's traders they were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.

1 Kings 11

1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women: the daughter of Pharaoh, and Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, "You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods"; Solomon clung to these in love.

3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done.

7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.

8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not keep what the LORD commanded.

11 Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this has been your mind and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant.

12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

13 However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."

14 And the LORD raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal house in Edom.

15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army went up to bury the slain, he slew every male in Edom

16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom);

17 but Hadad fled to Egypt, together with certain Edomites of his father's servants, Hadad being yet a little child.

18 They set out from Midian and came to Paran, and took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and assigned him an allowance of food, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Let me depart, that I may go to my own country."

22 But Pharaoh said to him, "What have you lacked with me that you are now seeking to go to your own country?" And he said to him, "Only let me go."

23 God also raised up as an adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 And he gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band, after the slaughter by David; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and made him king in Damascus.

25 He was an adversary of Israel all the days of Solomon, doing mischief as Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also lifted up his hand against the king.

27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father.

28 The man Jeroboam was very able, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious he gave him charge over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

29 And at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and the two of them were alone in the open country.

30 Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.

31 And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon, and will give you ten tribes

32 (but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel),

33 because he has forsaken me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and has not walked in my ways, doing what is right in my sight and keeping my statutes and my ordinances, as David his father did.

34 Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, ten tribes.

36 Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name.

37 And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

38 And if you will hearken to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you, and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

39 And I will for this afflict the descendants of David, but not for ever.'"

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 Now 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?

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 Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

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1 Kings 9

1 Y sucediÛ que cuando SalomÛn habÌa acabado de edificar la casa del SENOR, la casa del rey y todo lo que SalomÛn deseaba hacer,

2 el SENOR se apareciÛ a SalomÛn por segunda vez, tal como se le habÌa aparecido en GabaÛn.

3 Y el SENOR le dijo: He oÌdo tu oraciÛn y tu s?plica que has hecho delante de mÌ; he consagrado esta casa que has edificado, poniendo allÌ mi nombre para siempre; en ella estar·n mis ojos y mi corazÛn perpetuamente.

4 Y en cuanto a ti, si andas delante de mÌ como anduvo tu padre David, en integridad de corazÛn y en rectitud, haciendo conforme a todo lo que te he mandado, {y} guardas mis estatutos y mis ordenanzas,

5 yo afirmarÈ el trono de tu reino sobre Israel para siempre, tal como prometÌ a tu padre David, diciendo: ``No te faltar· hombre sobre el trono de Israel."

6 {Pero} si en verdad vosotros o vuestros hijos os apart·is de mÌ y no guard·is mis mandamientos {y} mis estatutos que he puesto delante de vosotros, y os vais y servÌs a otros dioses y los ador·is,

7 entonces cortarÈ a Israel de sobre la faz de la tierra que les he dado; y la casa que he consagrado a mi nombre {la} echarÈ de mi presencia, e Israel se convertir· en refr·n y escarnio entre todos los pueblos.

8 Y esta casa se convertir· en un montÛn de ruinas, todo el que pase quedar· atÛnito y silbar·; y dir·n: ``øPor quÈ ha hecho asÌ el SENOR a esta tierra y a esta casa?"

9 Y responder·n: ``Porque abandonaron al SENOR su Dios, que sacÛ a sus padres de la tierra de Egipto, y tomaron para sÌ otros dioses, los adoraron y los sirvieron; por eso el SENOR ha traÌdo toda esta adversidad sobre ellos."

10 Y sucediÛ al cabo de los veinte anos, en los cuales SalomÛn habÌa edificado las dos casas, la casa del SENOR y la casa del rey

11 (Hiram, rey de Tiro, habÌa proporcionado a SalomÛn maderas de cedro y de ciprÈs y oro conforme a todo su deseo), que el rey SalomÛn dio a Hiram veinte ciudades en la tierra de Galilea.

12 Y saliÛ Hiram de Tiro para ver las ciudades que SalomÛn le habÌa dado, y no le gustaron.

13 Y dijo: øQuÈ son estas ciudades que me has dado, hermano mÌo? Por eso fueron llamadas tierra de Cabul hasta hoy.

14 Hiram habÌa enviado al rey ciento veinte talentos de oro.

15 Y este es el motivo de la leva que el rey SalomÛn impuso para edificar la casa del SENOR, su propia casa, el Milo, el muro de JerusalÈn, Hazor, Meguido y Gezer.

16 {Pues} FaraÛn, rey de Egipto, habÌa subido y capturado Gezer, le habÌa prendido fuego, habÌa matado a los cananeos que habitaban en la ciudad, y la habÌa dado {en} dote a su hija, la mujer de SalomÛn.

17 Y SalomÛn reconstruyÛ Gezer y Bet-horÛn de abajo,

18 y Baalat y Tadmor en el desierto, en la tierra {de Jud·,}

19 y todas las ciudades de almacenaje que SalomÛn tenÌa, y las ciudades de sus carros y las ciudades para sus hombres de a caballo, y todo lo que SalomÛn quiso edificar en JerusalÈn, en el LÌbano y en toda la tierra de su dominio.

20 A todo el pueblo que habÌa quedado de los amorreos, hititas, ferezeos, heveos y jebuseos, que no {eran} de los hijos de Israel,

21 {es decir,} a sus descendientes que habÌan quedado en la tierra despuÈs de ellos, a quienes los hijos de Israel no habÌan podido destruir completamente, SalomÛn les impuso leva de servidumbre hasta el dÌa de hoy.

22 Mas de los hijos de Israel SalomÛn no hizo esclavos, porque ellos eran hombres de guerra, sus servidores, sus prÌncipes, sus capitanes, los comandantes de sus carros y sus hombres de a caballo.

23 Estos {eran} los oficiales que {estaban} al frente de la obra de SalomÛn, quinientos cincuenta, quienes supervisaban al pueblo que hacÌa la obra.

24 Tan pronto como la hija de FaraÛn subiÛ de la ciudad de David a la casa que le habÌa construido {SalomÛn}, entonces Èl edificÛ el Milo.

25 Y tres veces al ano SalomÛn ofrecÌa holocaustos y ofrendas de paz sobre el altar que Èl habÌa edificado al SENOR, quemando incienso al mismo tiempo {sobre el altar} que {estaba} delante del SENOR despuÈs que terminÛ la casa.

26 El rey SalomÛn tambiÈn construyÛ una flota en EziÛn-geber, que est· cerca de Elot, en la ribera del mar Rojo, en la tierra de Edom.

27 Y enviÛ Hiram a sus siervos con la flota, marineros que conocÌan el mar, junto con los siervos de SalomÛn.

28 Y fueron a Ofir, y de allÌ tomaron cuatrocientos veinte talentos de oro que llevaron al rey SalomÛn.

1 Kings 10

1 Cuando la reina de Sab· oyÛ de la fama de SalomÛn, por causa del nombre del SENOR, vino a probarle con preguntas difÌciles.

2 Y vino a JerusalÈn con un sÈquito muy grande, con camellos cargados de especias, y gran cantidad de oro y piedras preciosas. Cuando vino a SalomÛn, hablÛ con Èl de todo lo que tenÌa en su corazÛn.

3 Y SalomÛn contestÛ todas sus preguntas; no hubo nada tan oscuro que el rey no pudiera explic·rselo.

4 Cuando la reina de Sab· vio toda la sabidurÌa de SalomÛn, la casa que Èl habÌa edificado,

5 los manjares de su mesa, las habitaciones de sus siervos, el porte de sus ministros y sus vestiduras, sus coperos, y la escalinata por la cual Èl subÌa a la casa del SENOR, se quedÛ asombrada.

6 Entonces dijo al rey: Era verdad lo que habÌa oÌdo en mi tierra acerca de tus palabras y de tu sabidurÌa.

7 Pero yo no creÌa lo que me decÌan, hasta que he venido y mis ojos lo han visto. Y he aquÌ, no se me habÌa contado ni la mitad. T? superas {en} sabidurÌa y prosperidad la fama que habÌa oÌdo.

8 Bienaventurados tus hombres, bienaventurados estos tus siervos que est·n delante de ti continuamente {y} oyen tu sabidurÌa.

9 Bendito sea el SENOR tu Dios que se agradÛ de ti para ponerte sobre el trono de Israel; por el amor que el SENOR ha tenido siempre a Israel, te ha puesto por rey para hacer derecho y justicia.

10 Entonces ella dio al rey ciento veinte talentos de oro, y gran cantidad de especias arom·ticas y piedras preciosas. Nunca m·s entrÛ tanta abundancia de especias arom·ticas como las que la reina de Sab· dio al rey SalomÛn.

11 TambiÈn las naves de Hiram, que habÌan traÌdo oro de Ofir, trajeron de allÌ gran cantidad de madera de s·ndalo y piedras preciosas.

12 Con la madera de s·ndalo el rey hizo balaustres para la casa del SENOR y para el palacio del rey; tambiÈn liras y arpas para los cantores; esa clase de madera de s·ndalo no ha entrado {m·s} ni se ha vuelto a ver hasta hoy.

13 El rey SalomÛn dio a la reina de Sab· todo cuanto ella quiso pedirle, adem·s de lo que le dio conforme a su real magnificencia. DespuÈs ella se volviÛ, y regresÛ a su tierra con sus siervos.

14 El peso del oro que llegaba a SalomÛn en un ano era de seiscientos sesenta y seis talentos de oro,

15 sin contar {lo} de los mercaderes, las mercancÌas de los comerciantes, de todos los reyes de Arabia y de los gobernadores de la tierra.

16 Y el rey SalomÛn hizo doscientos escudos grandes de oro batido, usando seiscientos {siclos} {de} oro en cada escudo.

17 TambiÈn {hizo} trescientos escudos de oro batido, usando tres minas de oro en cada escudo; y el rey los puso en la casa del bosque del LÌbano.

18 El rey hizo adem·s, un gran trono de marfil y lo revistiÛ de oro finÌsimo.

19 {HabÌa} seis gradas hasta el trono, y por detr·s, la parte superior del trono era redonda, con brazos a cada lado del asiento y dos leones de pie junto a los brazos.

20 Y doce leones estaban de pie allÌ en las seis gradas a uno y otro lado; nada semejante se hizo para ning?n {otro} reino.

21 Todos los vasos de beber del rey SalomÛn {eran} de oro, tambiÈn todas las vasijas de la casa del bosque del LÌbano {eran} de oro puro, ninguna era de plata; {Èsta} no se consideraba de ning?n valor en los dÌas de SalomÛn,

22 porque el rey tenÌa en el mar las naves de Tarsis con las naves de Hiram, {y} cada tres anos las naves de Tarsis venÌan trayendo oro, plata, marfil, monos y pavos reales.

23 AsÌ el rey SalomÛn llegÛ a ser m·s grande que todos los reyes de la tierra en riqueza y sabidurÌa.

24 Y toda la tierra procuraba ver a SalomÛn, para oÌr la sabidurÌa que Dios habÌa puesto en su corazÛn.

25 Cada uno de ellos traÌa su presente: objetos de plata y objetos de oro, vestidos, armas, especias, caballos y mulos; {y} asÌ ano tras ano.

26 SalomÛn reuniÛ carros y hombres de a caballo; y tenÌa mil cuatrocientos carros y doce mil hombres de a caballo, y los situÛ en las ciudades de carros y en JerusalÈn, junto al rey.

27 El rey hizo la plata {tan com?n} en JerusalÈn como las piedras, e hizo los cedros tan abundantes como los sicÛmoros que {est·n} en el llano.

28 Los caballos de SalomÛn eran importados de Egipto y de Coa, y los mercaderes del rey {los} adquirÌan de Coa por cierto precio.

29 Y se importaba un carro de Egipto por seiscientos {siclos} de plata, y un caballo por ciento cincuenta, y de la misma forma {los} exportaban a todos los reyes de los hititas y a los reyes de Aram.

1 Kings 11

1 Pero el rey SalomÛn, adem·s de la hija de FaraÛn, amÛ a muchas mujeres extranjeras, moabitas, amonitas, edomitas, sidonias e hititas,

2 de las naciones acerca de las cuales el SENOR habÌa dicho a los hijos de Israel: No os unirÈis a ellas, ni ellas se unir·n a vosotros, {porque} ciertamente desviar·n vuestro corazÛn tras sus dioses. {Pero} SalomÛn se apegÛ a ellas con amor.

3 Y tuvo setecientas mujeres {que eran} princesas y trescientas concubinas, y sus mujeres desviaron su corazÛn.

4 Pues sucediÛ que cuando SalomÛn era ya viejo, sus mujeres desviaron su corazÛn tras otros dioses, y su corazÛn no estuvo dedicado por entero al SENOR su Dios, como {habÌa estado} el corazÛn de David su padre.

5 Porque SalomÛn siguiÛ a Astoret, diosa de los sidonios, y a Milcom, Ìdolo abominable de los amonitas.

6 SalomÛn hizo lo malo a los ojos del SENOR, y no siguiÛ plenamente al SENOR, como {le habÌa seguido} su padre David.

7 Entonces SalomÛn edificÛ un lugar alto a Quemos, Ìdolo abominable de Moab, en el monte que est· frente a JerusalÈn, y a Moloc, Ìdolo abominable de los hijos de AmÛn.

8 AsÌ hizo tambiÈn para todas sus mujeres extranjeras, las cuales quemaban incienso y ofrecÌan sacrificios a sus dioses.

9 Y el SENOR se enojÛ con SalomÛn porque su corazÛn se habÌa apartado del SENOR, Dios de Israel, que se le habÌa aparecido dos veces,

10 y le habÌa ordenado en cuanto a esto que no siguiera a otros dioses, pero Èl no guardÛ lo que el SENOR le habÌa ordenado.

11 Y el SENOR dijo a SalomÛn: Porque has hecho esto, y no has guardado mi pacto y mis estatutos que te he ordenado, ciertamente arrancarÈ el reino de ti, y lo darÈ a tu siervo.

12 Sin embargo, no lo harÈ en tus dÌas, por amor a tu padre David, {sino que} lo arrancarÈ de la mano de tu hijo.

13 Tampoco arrancarÈ todo el reino, sino que darÈ una tribu a tu hijo por amor a mi siervo David y por amor a JerusalÈn la cual he escogido.

14 Entonces el SENOR levantÛ un adversario a SalomÛn, Hadad edomita; Èste era de linaje real en Edom.

15 SucediÛ que cuando David estaba en Edom, y Joab, el comandante del ejÈrcito, subiÛ a enterrar a los muertos y matÛ a todos los varones de Edom

16 (pues Joab y todo Israel permanecieron allÌ seis meses hasta que dieron muerte a todos los varones en Edom),

17 Hadad huyÛ a Egipto, Èl y algunos edomitas de los siervos de su padre con Èl, {siendo} Hadad a?n un muchacho.

18 Salieron de Madi·n y fueron a Par·n; tomaron consigo hombres de Par·n y fueron a Egipto, a FaraÛn, rey de Egipto, que dio a Hadad una casa, le asignÛ alimentos y le dio tierra.

19 Y hallÛ Hadad gran favor ante los ojos de FaraÛn, que le dio por mujer a la hermana de su esposa, la hermana de la reina Tahpenes.

20 Y la hermana de Tahpenes le dio a luz a su hijo Genubat, a quien Tahpenes destetÛ en casa de FaraÛn; y Genubat permaneciÛ en casa de FaraÛn entre los hijos de FaraÛn.

21 Pero cuando Hadad oyÛ en Egipto que David habÌa dormido con sus padres, y que Joab, comandante del ejÈrcito, habÌa muerto, Hadad dijo a FaraÛn: DespÌdeme para que vaya a mi tierra.

22 Entonces FaraÛn le dijo: øQuÈ te ha faltado junto a mÌ, que ahora procuras irte a tu tierra? Y Èl respondiÛ: Nada; sin embargo, debes dejarme ir.

23 Dios tambiÈn le levantÛ {otro} adversario {a SalomÛn}, a RezÛn, hijo de Eliada, el cual habÌa huido de su senor Hadad-ezer, rey de Soba;

24 y habÌa reunido consigo hombres y se habÌa hecho jefe de una banda de merodeadores, despuÈs que David matÛ a los de Soba; y fueron a Damasco y permanecieron allÌ, y reinaron en Damasco.

25 Fue adversario de Israel durante todos los dÌas de SalomÛn, adem·s de la maldad {hecha} por Hadad; y aborreciÛ a Israel y reinÛ sobre Aram.

26 Y Jeroboam, hijo de Nabat, un efrateo de Sereda, cuya madre, una mujer viuda, se llamaba Zer?a, era siervo de SalomÛn y se rebelÛ contra el rey.

27 Y esta fue la causa por la cual se rebelÛ contra el rey: SalomÛn habÌa edificado el Milo {y} cerrado la brecha de la ciudad de su padre David.

28 Este Jeroboam era guerrero valiente, y cuando SalomÛn vio que el joven era industrioso, lo puso al frente de todo el trabajo forzado de la casa de JosÈ.

29 Y sucediÛ en aquel tiempo que cuando Jeroboam saliÛ de JerusalÈn, el profeta AhÌas silonita lo encontrÛ en el camino. AhÌas se habÌa puesto un manto nuevo y los dos estaban solos en el campo.

30 Entonces AhÌas tomÛ el manto nuevo que {llevaba} sobre sÌ, lo rasgÛ en doce pedazos,

31 y dijo a Jeroboam: Toma para ti diez pedazos; porque asÌ dice el SENOR, Dios de Israel: ``He aquÌ, arrancarÈ el reino de la mano de SalomÛn y a ti te darÈ diez tribus

32 (pero Èl tendr· una tribu, por amor a mi siervo David y por amor a JerusalÈn, la ciudad que he escogido de entre todas las tribus de Israel),

33 porque me han abandonado, y han adorado a Astoret, diosa de los sidonios, a Quemos, dios de Moab, y a Milcom, dios de los hijos de AmÛn, y no han andado en mis caminos, para hacer lo recto delante de mis ojos y {guardar} mis estatutos y mis ordenanzas, como {lo hizo} su padre David.

34 ``Sin embargo, no quitarÈ todo el reino de su mano, sino que lo harÈ prÌncipe todos los dÌas de su vida, por amor a mi siervo David a quien escogÌ, el cual guardÛ mis mandamientos y mis estatutos;

35 pero quitarÈ el reino de mano de su hijo y te lo darÈ a ti, {es decir,} las diez tribus.

36 ``Y a su hijo darÈ una tribu, para que mi siervo David tenga siempre una l·mpara delante de mÌ en JerusalÈn, la ciudad que yo he escogido para poner allÌ mi nombre.

37 ``Y a ti te tomarÈ, y reinar·s sobre todo lo que deseas, y ser·s rey sobre Israel.

38 ``Y suceder· que si escuchas todo lo que te ordeno y andas en mis caminos, y haces lo recto delante de mis ojos, guardando mis estatutos y mis mandamientos, como hizo David mi siervo, entonces estarÈ contigo y te edificarÈ una casa perdurable como la que edifiquÈ a David, y yo te entregarÈ Israel,

39 y afligirÈ la descendencia de David por esto, mas no para siempre."

40 SalomÛn procurÛ dar muerte a Jeroboam, pero Jeroboam se levantÛ y huyÛ a Egipto, a Sisac, rey de Egipto, y estuvo allÌ hasta la muerte de SalomÛn.

41 Los dem·s hechos de SalomÛn, todo lo que hizo y su sabidurÌa, øno est·n escritos en el libro de los hechos de SalomÛn?

42 El tiempo que SalomÛn reinÛ en JerusalÈn sobre todo Israel {fue de} cuarenta anos.

43 Y durmiÛ SalomÛn con sus padres, y fue sepultado en la ciudad de su padre David; y su hijo Roboam reinÛ en su lugar.

World English Bible

1 Kings 9

1 It happened, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of Yahweh, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

2 that Yahweh appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

3 Yahweh said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

4 As for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances;

5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, according as I promised to David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel.

6 But if you shall turn away from following me, you or your children, and not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but shall 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 made holy for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

8 Though this house is so high, yet shall everyone who passes by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?

9 and they shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them: therefore has Yahweh brought all this evil on them.

10 It happened at the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Yahweh and the king's house

11 (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.

12 Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they didn't please him.

13 He said, What cities are these which you have given me, my brother? He called them the land of Cabul to this day.

14 Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

15 This is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

16 Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites who lived in the city, and given it for a portion to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 Solomon built Gezer, and Beth Horon the lower,

18 and Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness, in the land,

19 and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel;

21 their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants to this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondservants; but they were the men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.

23 These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work, five hundred fifty, who bore rule over the people who labored in the work.

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

25 Three times a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace-offerings on the altar which he built to Yahweh, burning incense therewith, on the altar that was before Yahweh. So he finished the house.

26 King Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

27 Hiram sent in the navy his servants, sailors who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

28 They came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.

2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.

3 Solomon told her all her questions: there was not anything hidden from the king which he didn't tell her.

4 When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.

6 She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.

7 However I didn't believe the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me; your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.

8 Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and who hear your wisdom.

9 Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness.

10 She gave the king one hundred 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 The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.

12 The king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for the singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen, to this day.

13 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.

14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of gold,

15 besides that which the traders brought, and the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mixed people, and of the governors of the country.

16 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went to one buckler.

17 he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.

19 There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

20 Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.

21 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.

22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

24 All the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.

28 The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.

29 A chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

1 Kings 11

1 Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;

2 of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon joined to these in love.

3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For it happened, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and didn't go fully after Yahweh, as did David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the mountain that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 So did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9 Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Yahweh, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he didn't keep that which Yahweh commanded.

11 Therefore Yahweh said to Solomon, Because this is done of you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

13 However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

14 Yahweh raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.

15 For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the army was gone up to bury the slain, and had struck every male in Edom

16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom);

17 that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.

18 They arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him food, and gave him land.

19 Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

21 When Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.

22 Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you seek to go to your own country? He answered, Nothing: however only let me depart.

23 God raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 He gathered men to him, and became captain over a troop, when David killed them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and lived therein, and reigned in Damascus.

25 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 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king.

27 This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he gave him charge over all the labor of the house of Joseph.

29 It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.

30 Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.

31 He said to Jeroboam, Take ten pieces; for thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you

32 (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);

33 because that they have forsaken me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon; and they have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes and my ordinances, as did David his father.

34 However 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, who kept my commandments and my statutes;

35 but I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes.

36 To his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

37 I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

38 It shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that which is right in my eyes, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with you, and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.

39 I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, aren't they written in the book of the acts of Solomon?

42 The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

43 Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.

Young's Literal Translation

1 Kings 9

1 ¶And it cometh to pass, at Solomon's finishing to build the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king, and all the desire of Solomon that he delighted to do,

2 that Jehovah appeareth unto Solomon a second time, as He appeared unto him in Gibeon,

3 and Jehovah saith unto him, "I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication with which thou hast made supplication before Me; I have hallowed this house that thou hast built to put My name there -- unto the age, and Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.

4 "And thou -- if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, in simplicity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee -- My statutes and My judgments thou dost keep --

5 then I have established the throne of thy kingdom over Israel -- to the age, as I spake unto David thy father, saying, There is not cut off to thee a man from being on the throne of Israel.

6 "If ye at all turn back -- you and your sons -- from after Me, and keep not My commands -- My statutes, that I have set before you, and ye have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them,

7 then I have cut off Israel from the face of the ground that I have given to them, and the house that I have hallowed for My name I send away from My presence, and Israel hath been for a simile and for a byword among all the peoples;

8 as to this house, that is high, every one passing by it is astonished, and hath hissed, and they have said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?

9 and they have said, Because that they have forsaken Jehovah their God, who brought out their fathers from the land of Egypt, and they lay hold on other gods, and bow themselves to them, and serve them; therefore hath Jehovah brought in upon them all this evil."

10 ¶And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the two houses, the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king.

11 Hiram king of Tyre hath assisted Solomon with cedar-trees, and with fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire; then doth king Solomon give to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

12 And Hiram cometh out from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon hath given to him, and they have not been right in his eyes,

13 and he saith, "What are these cities that thou hast given to me, my brother?" and one calleth them the land of Cabul unto this day.

14 And Hiram sendeth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

15 ¶And this is the matter of the tribute that king Solomon hath lifted up, to build the house of Jehovah, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer,

16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt hath gone up and doth capture Gezer, and doth burn it with fire, and the Canaanite who is dwelling in the city he hath slain, and giveth it with presents to his daughter, wife of Solomon.)

17 And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower,

18 and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land;

19 and all the cities of stores that king Solomon hath, and the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 The whole of the people that is left of the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, who are not of the sons of Israel --

21 their sons who are left behind them in the land, whom the sons of Israel have not been able to devote -- he hath even lifted up on them a tribute of service unto this day.

22 And out of the sons of Israel Solomon hath not appointed a servant, for they are the men of war, and his servants, and his heads, and his captains, and the heads of his chariots, and his horsemen.

23 These are the heads of the officers who are over the work of Solomon, fifty and five hundred, those ruling among the people who are labouring in the work.

24 Only, the daughter of Pharaoh went up out of the city of David unto her house that Solomon built for her; then he built Millo.

25 And Solomon caused to ascend, three times in a year, burnt-offerings and peace-offerings on the altar that he built to Jehovah, and he perfumed it with that which is before Jehovah, and finished the house.

26 And a navy hath king Solomon made in Ezion-Geber, that is beside Eloth, on the edge of the Sea of Suph, in the land of Edom.

27 And Hiram sendeth in the navy his servants, shipmen knowing the sea, with servants of Solomon,

28 and they come in to Ophir and take thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring it in unto king Solomon.

1 Kings 10

1 ¶And the queen of Sheba is hearing of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Jehovah, and cometh to try him with enigmas,

2 and she cometh to Jerusalem, with a very great company, camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stone, and she cometh unto Solomon, and speaketh unto him all that hath been with her heart.

3 And Solomon declareth to her all her matters -- there hath not been a thing hid from the king that he hath not declared to her.

4 And the queen of Sheba seeth all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he built,

5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his ministers, and their clothing, and his butlers, and his burnt-offering that he causeth to ascend in the house of Jehovah, and there hath not been in her any more spirit.

6 And she saith unto the king, "True hath been the word that I heard in my land, concerning thy matters and thy wisdom;

7 and I gave no credence to the words till that I have come, and my eyes see, and lo, it was not declared to me -- the half; thou hast added wisdom and goodness unto the report that I heard.

8 O the happiness of thy men, O the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are standing before thee continually, who are hearing thy wisdom!

9 Jehovah thy God is blessed who delighted in thee, to put thee on the throne of Israel; in Jehovah's loving Israel to the age He doth set thee for king, to do judgment and righteousness.

10 And she giveth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices very many, and precious stone; there came not like that spice any more for abundance that the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

11 And also, the navy of Hiram that bore gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir almug-trees very many, and precious stone;

12 and the king maketh the almug-trees a support for the house of Jehovah, and for the house of the king, and harps and psalteries for singers; there have not come such almug-trees, nor have there been seen such unto this day.

13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire that she asked, apart from that which he gave to her as a memorial of king Solomon, and she turneth and goeth to her land, she and her servants.

14 ¶And the weight of the gold that hath come to Solomon in one year is six hundred sixty and six talents of gold,

15 apart from that of the tourists, and of the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the land.

16 And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold -- six hundred of gold go up on the one target;

17 and three hundred shields of alloyed gold -- three pounds of gold go up on the one shield; and the king putteth them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18 And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with refined gold;

19 six steps hath the throne, and a round top is to the throne behind it, and hands are on this side and on that, unto the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the hands,

20 and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps, on this side and on that; it hath not been made so for any kingdom.

21 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon are of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon are of refined gold -- there are none of silver; it was not reckoned in the days of Solomon for anything,

22 for a navy of Tarshish hath the king at sea with a navy of Hiram; once in three years cometh the navy of Tarshish, bearing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

23 And king Solomon is greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom,

24 and all the earth is seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom that God hath put into his heart,

25 and they are bringing each his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, the matter of a year in a year.

26 And Solomon gathereth chariots, and horsemen, and he hath a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placeth them in the cities of the chariot, and with the king in Jerusalem.

27 And the king maketh the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and the cedars he hath made as the sycamores that are in the low country, for abundance.

28 And the outgoing of the horses that king Solomon hath is from Egypt, and from Keveh; merchants of the king take from Keveh at a price;

29 and a chariot cometh up and cometh out of Egypt for six hundred silverlings, and a horse for fifty and a hundred, and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Aram; by their hand they bring out.


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