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gave her,

The queen of Sheba

1 KINGS, X. admireth Solomon's wisdom. concerning the name of the LORD, B. C. 1004. 14 4 Now the weight of gold that she came to prove him with hard

came to Solomon in one year was questions.b

Pr. 1.5,6.

six hundred threescore and six 2 And she came to Jerusalem with

1 words.

talents of gold. a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold,

15 Beside that he had of the mer2 standing.

chantmen, and of the traffic of the and precious stones: and when she 3 or, builers. spice-merchants, and of all the was come to Solomon, she com-' word. kings of Arabia, and of the 10 gomuned with him of all that was in 5 or, sayings. vernors of the country. her heart.

6 thou hast 16 9 And king Solomon made two 3 And Solomon told her all her added wis-hundred targets of beaten gold : 1 questions: there was not any dom and six hundred shekels of gold went to thing hid from the king which he

goodness one target. told her not,


17 And he made three hundred n 4 And when the queen of Sheba c Pr.8.34. shields of beaten gold; three pound had seen all Solomon's wisdom, d ch.5.7. of gold went to one shield : and and the house that he had built,

e Ps.72.2.

the king put them in the house i 5 And the meat of his table, and


of the forest of Lebanon, the sitting of his servants, and the ? attendance of his ministers, and

18 Moreover the king made a f Ps. 72. 10,15.

great throne of ivory, and overlaid their apparel, and his 3 cup-bear- ch.9.27.

it with the best gold. ers, and his ascent by which he

1 algum 19 The throne had six steps, and went up unto the house of the


the top of the throne was round LORD; there was no more spirit in


11 behind : and there were 12 stays her.


on either side on the place of the 6 And she said to the king, It was a prop, or, seat, and two lions stood beside the a true 4 report that I heard in mine


stays. own land of thy 5 acts and of thy 9 which he 20 And twelve lions stood there on Wisdom

the one side and on the other upon 7 Howbeit I believed not the according, the six steps: there was not 13 the words, until I came, and mine eyes

to the hand like made in any kingdom. haul seen it; and, behold, the half

of king

21 T And all king Solomon's

Solomon. was not told me: 6 thy wisdom

drinking vessels were of gold, and and prosperity exceedeth the fame

all the vessels of the house of the which I heard.

forest of Lebanon were of pure 8 Happy c are thy men, happy are 10 or, cap- gold; 14 none were of silver: it these thy servants, which stand tains. was nothing accounted of in the continually before thee, and that n ch.14.26. days of Solomon. hear thy wisdom.


2ž For the king had at sea a navy 9 Blessedd be the LORD thy God, il on the hin- of Tharshish k with the navy of Hiwhich delighted in thee, to set

der part

ram: once in three vears came the thee on the throne of Israel: be

thereof, navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, cause the LORD loved Israel for 12 hands.

and silver, 15 ivory, and apes, and ever, therefore made he thee king, 13 so.

peacocks. to e do judgment and justice.

23 Sol king Solomon exceeded all

14 or, there 10 And she gave the king an

the kings of the earth for riches hurred and twenty talents of gold,

was no sil- and for wisdom. and of spices very great store, and

24 T And all the earth sought

them, precious stones: there came no

18 to Solomon, to hear his wisdom,

k Ge. 10.4. tuore such abundance of spices as

which m God had put in his heart.

2Ch.20.36. these which the queen of Sheba

25 And they brought every man

15 or, ele gave to king Solomon.

his present, vessels of silver, and

phants 11 Aud the navy 9 also of Hiram,

vessels of gold, and garments, and that brought gold from Ophir, 2 ch.3. 12,13. mules, a rate year by year.


armour, and spices, horses, and brought in from Ophir great plenty 4.29-34. of almug trees and precious stones.

26 9 And Solomon gathered to12 And the king made of the al- 16 the face of. gether chariots n and horsemen: mug trees & pillars for the house of m Pr.2.6. and he had a thousand and four the LORD, and for the king's house,

James 1.5. hundred chariots, and twelve thouharps also and psalteries for sing n 2Ch, 1.14, sand horsenen, whom he bestowed ers: there came no such almug


in the cities for chariots, and with trees, nor were seen unto this day. 17 gave. the king at Jerusalem. 13 And king Solomon gave unto 18 And the

27 And the king 17 made silver to the queen of Sheba all her desire. going forth be in Jerusalem as stones, and cewhatsoever she asked, beside that of the

dars made he to be as the syca9 which Solomon gave her of his horses more trees that are in the vale, for Toyal bounty. So she turned and which was abundance. went to her own country, she and

Solomon's. 28 4 18 And Solomon had horses servants,

brought out of Egypt, and linen

ver in

Solomon's wives, fc.


His adversaries. yarı: 0 the king's merchants re- B. C. 992. 12 Notwithstanding in thy in days! ceived the linen yarn at a price.

will not do it, for David thy father's 29 And a chariot came up and so Eze 27.7. sake: but I will rend it out of the went out of Egypt for six hundred

hand of thy son. shekels of silver, and an horse for an p 2Ki.7.6.

13 Howbeit n I will not rend hundred and fifty: and so for all 19 hand. away all the kingdom; but will give the kings of the p Hittites, and for

one tribe to thy son for David ny the kings of Syria, did they bring (CHAP. 11.) servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's them out by their 19 means.

sake, which o I have chosen. CHAPTER XI.

1 or, beside.

14 T And the LORDp stirred up an Solomon's acts, reign, anul death.

a Ex.34.16.

adversary into Solomon, Hadad Bo UT king Solomon loved many


the Edomite: he was of the king's strange women, (1 together

seed in Edom. with the daughter of Pharaoh,) De. 17.17. 15 For it came to pass, wheng Dawomen of the Moabites, Ainmon- Ne. 13.26. vid was in Edom, and Joab, the ites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

c chắ8.61.

captain of the host, was gone up to

bury the slain, after he had smitten 2 Of the nations concerning which d ch.9.4. every maler in Edom; the LORD said a into the children

16 (For six months did Joab re

2 called Moof Israel, Ye shall not go in to them,

main there with all Israel, until he neither shall they come in unto

lech, ver.7. had cut off every male in Edom :) you: for surely they will turn away 3 fulfilled not 17 That Hadad fled, he and ceryour heart atter their gods. Solo- after, tain Edomites of his father's sermon clave unto these in love. Nu.14.24. vants with him, to go into Egypt ; 3 And he had seven hundred

e Nu.33.52.

Hadad being yet a little child. wives, princesses, and three hun


18 And they arose out of Midjan, s Cred concubines : and his wives b!

and came to Paran:t and they turned away his heart.

f Nu.21.29. took men with them out of Paran, 4 For it came to pass, when Solo- Ju.11.24. nion was old, that his wives turned g Ps.78.58,

and they came to Egypt, unto Pha

raoh king of Egypt; which gave away his heart after other gods :

him an house, and appointed him and his heart was not perfect ch ch.3.5. victuals, and gave him land. with the LORD his God, as was d


19 And Hadad found great favour the heart of David his father.

4 with thee.

in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he 5 For Solomon went after Ashto

gave him to wife u the sister of his reth the goddess of the Zidonians, i 1s.29.13,14. own wife, the sister of Tahpenes and after 2 Milcom the abomina-k ver.31. the queen. tion of the Ammonites.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare 6 And Solomon did evil in the ch.12.16,20. him Genubath his son, whoin Tahsignt of the LORD, and 3 went not

penes weaned in Pharaoh's honse: fuily after the LORD, as did David

and Genubath was in Pharaoh's his father.

household, among the sons of Pha7 Then did Solomon build an high mch.21.29.


raol. place e for Chemosh, f the aboini


21 And when Hadad heard in nation of Moab, in the hill that is

22.19,20. Egypt that David slept with his before Jerusalem, and for Molech

fathers, and v that Joab, the capthe abomination of the children of n ver.39.


tain of the host, was dead, Hadad Ammon.

said to Pharaoh, 5 Let me depart, 8 And likewise did he for all his o De. 12.11.

that I may go to mine own counstrange wives, which burnt incense p 1Ch.5.26. try. and sacrificed unto their gods. 9 And the LORD was angry 9


22 Then Pharaoh said unto luim. 1 Ch.18.12,

But what hast thou lacked with with Solomon, because his heart

13. me, that, behold, thou seekest to was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto

r Nu.24.19.

go to thine own country? And he De.20.13.

answered, 6 Nothing: howbeit let him twice.h

me go in any wise. 10 And had commanded him con- & Ge.25.2.4.

23 T And God stirred him up cerning this thing, that he should Ex.2.15.

another adversary, Rezon the son not go after other gods : but he t Ge, 21.21.

of Eliadah, which fled from his kept not that which the LORD com- u Ge.41.45. lord Hadadezer w king of Zobah. manded.

24 And he gathered men into 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto v ch.2.10,34. him, and became captain over a Solomon, Forasmuch as this is 5 Send me band, when ~ David slew them of 4 done of thee, and thou hast not awaij. Zobah : and they went to Daması kept i my covenant and my sta- 6 Not. cus, and dwelt therein, and reigned tutes, which I have commanded

w 2Sam.8.3.

in Damascus. thee, I will surely rend k the king

25 And he was an adversary to Isdom from thee, and will give it 2 x 2Sa. 10.6,18. rael all the days of Solomon, beside ti thy servant.

the mischief that Hadad did, and


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Abijah's prophecy.

Solomon's death. he abhorred Israel, and reigned, B. C. 984. 38 And it shall be, ifl thou wilt over Syria.

hearken unto all that I command 26 And Jeroboam y the son of

y ch.12.2

thee, and wilt walk in my ways, Nehat, an Ephrathite of Zereda,


and do that is right in my sight, to Solomon's servant, (whose mo

keep my statutes and my comther's name was Zeruah, a widow z 2Sa.20.21,

mandments, as David my servant Woman,) even he lifted up z his

a ch.9.24.

did; that m I will be with thee, hand against the king,

and n huila thee a sure house, as 27 And this was the cause that he 7 closed. I built for David, and will give Islifted up his hand against the king: 8 did work.

rael unto thee. Solomon built Millo, a and 7 re

39 And I will for this amict the paired the breaches of the city of 9 burden. seed of David, but o not for ever. David his father,

40 Solomon sought p therefore to

b ch.14.2. 28 And the man Jeroboam was

kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam 2 mighty man of valour: and Solo- c 1Sa. 15.27. arose, and fled into Egypt, unto mon seeing the young man that he

Shishak king of Egypt, and was in was industrious, he made him d ver.11-13.

Egypt until the death of Solomon. ruler over all the 9 charge of the ever.5-7. 41 T And & the rest of the 11 acts house of Joseph

Jer.2.13. of Solomon, and all that he diel, 29 And it came to pass at that time H0.4.17. and his wisdom, are they not writwhen Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah b

ten in the book of the acts of SoloPs.103.10.

mon? the Shilonite found him in the Is.55.3. 42 And the 12 time that Solomon way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they

h Ex.20.5,6. reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel

was forty years. two were alone in the field :

ich.12.17. 43 And Solomon slept with his 30 And Anijah caught c the new garment that was on him, and rent

k ch. 15.4.

fathers, and was buried in the city

of David his father: and 13 Rehoit in twelve pieces :

Ps. 132.37.

boam his son reigned in his stead. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thce ted pieces : ford thus saith the 10 lamp, or,

CHAPTER XII. LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I candle. The Israelites assemble at Shechem will rend the kingdom out of the

to crown Rehoboam. hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

A Chem for an Israel were come 32 (But he shall have one tribe I ch.9.4,5. to Shechem to make himn king. for my servant David's sake, and

m Jos, 1.5. 2 And it came to pass, when Jefor Jerusalem's sake, the city

roboam the son of Nebat, who was which I have chosen out of all the n 282.7.11,27. yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for lie tribes of Israel :)

o Ps.89.30

was fled from the presence of king 33 Because e that they have for

31. Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in saken me, and have worshipped La 3.31,32. Egypt;) ashtoreth the goddess of the Zido

3 That they sent and called him. nians, Chemosh the god of the p Pr.19.21.

And Jeroboam and all the congreMoabites, and Milcom the god of q2Ch.9.29

gation of Israel came, and spake the children of Ammon, and have


unto Rehoboam, saying, not walked in my ways, to do that

4 Thy father made our yokec which is right in mine eyes, and to

11 words, or, grievous: now, therefore, make keep my statutes and my judgments,


ihou the grievous service of thy as did David his father.

father, and his heavy yoke which 31 Howbeit f I will not take the

13 called

he put upon us, lighter, and we whole kingdom out of his hand: but

will serve thee.

Roboam, I will make him prince all the days

5 And he saiu unto them, Depart

Mat.1.7. of his life for David y my servant's

yet for three days, then come again sake, whom I chose, because he (CHAP. 12.) to me. And the people departeci. kept my commandments and my

6 And king Rehoboara consulted statutes;

a 20h, 10.1,

with the old d men that stood be

&c. 35 But h I will take the kingdom

fore Solomon his father while he out of his sou's hand, and will give b ch.11.26,40. yet lived, and said, How do ye actit into thee, even ten tribes.

vise, that I may answer this people?

7 And they spake unto him, say36 And unto his son will I give i c ch.4.7. one tribe, that k David my servant 1Sa. 8.11-18. ing, If thou wilt be a servant e’unio may have a 10 light alway before me

this people this day, and wilt serve in Jerusalem, the city which I have a Job 12.12. them, and answer them, and speak

good words f to them, then they chosen me to put my name there.

Mar. 10.43,

will be thy servants for ever. 37 And I will take thee, and thou


8 But he forsook the counsel of shalt reign according to all that

the old men, which they had given thy soul desireth, and shalt be king Pr.15.1.

him, and consulted with the young wver Israel.

1 2 days.

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