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I. KINGS.

vith Solomon. bouse of the Lord, and the king's 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre nouse, and all Solomon's desire which to see the cities which Soloinon had nc was pleased to do,

giren him; and they pleased him nol. 2 That the Lord appeared to Solo- 13 and he said, Whai cities are these mon the second time, as he had ap- which thou hast given me, any brotlı peared unto lum at Gibeon.

er? And he called them tlie land of 3 And the LORD said unto him, I have Cabul unto this day. heard thy prayer and thy supplication 14 And Hiram sent to the king six that thou hast niade before ine: 1 have score talents of gold, hallowed this louse which thou last| 15 And this isthe reason of the levy built, to put my name there for ever; whicle king Solomon raised; for 10 and 'inine eyes and my lieart shall be build the liouse of the LORD, and liis there perpetually.

own house, and Nillo, and the wall of 4 And it thou wilt walk before me, Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Meggidlo, as David thy father walked, in intey and Gezer. rity of heart, and in uprightness, to do 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt lad according to all that I have command gone up and taken Gezer, and burnt it ed thee, and will keep my statutes with fire, and slain the Canaanites that and iny juriyinents;

dwell in the city, and given it for a 5. Then I will establish the throne of present unlo liis daughter, Soloinou's thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I wife. promised to David thy father, saying, 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and There shall not fail thee a man upou Bell-loron the nether, the throne of Israel.

18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the 6 Bue il ye shall at all turn from fol: wilderness, in the land, lowing me, ye or your cliildren, and 19 And all the cities or store that Solo will not keep my commandinents and mon had, and cities for his chariots, my statutes which I bave sei before and cities for his liorsemen, and that you, but go and serve other gods, and which Solomon desired to build in je worship them ;

rusalem, and in Lebanon, and in al 7 Thien will I cut ofr Israel out of the the land of his dominion. land which I have given then: and 20 | And all the people that were this house which I have ballowed for leit of the Amorites, Hillites, Periz. my name, will I cast out of my sight; zites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which and Israel shall be a proverb and a by. rocre not of the chiluren of Israel, word Among all people:

21 Their children that were leltalier 8 And at this louse, which is bigh, them in the land, whom the children every one that passeth by it shall be of Israel also were not able utterly to astonished, and shall hiss; and they destroy, upon those did Solomon levy shall say, Wliy hall the LORD done a tribute of bond-service unto this day thus unto this land, and to this linuse? 22 But of the children of Israel did

9 And they shall answer, Because Solomon make no dond-men: but they they forsook the LORD their Goll, who wcre men of war, and bis servants, brought forth their fathers out of the and his princes, and his captains, and land of Egypt, and have taken hold rulers of his chariots, and his lorse upon other gods, and have worshipped men Chem, and served llei: therefore liath 23 Those were the chief of the oli the Lond brought upon them all this cers that were over Solomon's work, evil.

live lundred and filly, which bin 10 1 And it came to pass at the end rule over the people that wrought in. or twenty years, wllen Solomon liad the work. built the two houses, the bouse of the 24411Bul Pharaoh's daughter came up Lond, and the king's house.

out of the city of David unto her linusi 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre wliirh Solomon lind built for hier bad furnislied Solomon with cedar. then did lic build Millo. trees, and fir-trens, and with gold, ac- 25 | And three times in a year dic cording to all his desire,) that then Solomon ofler burnt-onerings nun king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cit. peace offerings upon the altar which as in the land of Galilee.

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The Qucen of Sheba

CHAP. X.

visitetl Solomon. incense upon the altar that was before, very great store, and precious stones the Lord: 60 he finished the liouge, there came no more such abundance

26 11 And king Solomon made a navy of spices as these which the queen of of ships in Eziou geber, which is be. Sheba gave to king Solomon. side Eloth, on the shore of the Red 11 And the navy also of Hiram, that Sea, in the land of Edom.

brouglıl gold froin Ophur, brought in 27 And Hiram sunt in the nary bis lion Opbir great pleniyor almug trees, servants, slupmen Uhat bad knowledge and precious stones. of the sea, will the servants of Solo. 12 And the king made of the alıug

trees,pillars for the house of the LORD, 28 And they came to Ophir, and and for the king's house, harpe also fetched from ibcnce gold, four hundred and psalleries for singers: there came and twenty talents, and brought it to 10 suchi almus trees, nor were seen King Solomon.

unto this day. CHAP. X. 13 And king Soloinon gare unto the

, heard of the fame of Solomon CG1-ever she askell, besides that which cerning the name of the Lord, slie Solomon gave her of his royal bounty: came to prove him with band ques. so she turned, and went to her own tions.

comtry, she and her servants. 2 And olie came to Jerusalem wila 14 T Now the weight of gold that very great tjain, with canels that bäre came to Solomon in one year was NIX spices, and very much gold, and pre. Hundred tireescore and six talents of cious stones: and when she wae conie gold, to Solomon, she communed with hun 15. Besides that he had or the mer. of all wiat was iu lier heart.

chanimen, and of tlie triftic or the 3 And Solomon told ber all her ques- spice inerchants, and of all the kings tions: there was not any thing bidoi Arabia, and of the governors of from the king, which he told her noi. the country.

11 And when the queen of Sheba 16.1 And king Solomon made tiro had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and hundred targets of beaten gold: six be louse that lie bad built,

bundred shchels of gold went to one 6 And the meat of his table, and the target. sitting of bis servants, and the atten- 17 And he made tlıree hundred shields dance of his ministers, and their ap- of beaten gold: three pounds of gold parel, and bis cup-bearers, and his 03- went to one shield: and the king pul cent by which he went up unto the them in the house of the forest of house of the LORD; there was no more Lrbanon. spirit in her.

IS I Moreover, the king made a great 6 And she said to the king, It was a tirone olivory, and overlaid it with true report that I heard i mine own the best sold. land oftly ac!, and of thy wisdom. 19 The Throne bad six steps, and the

7 Howlieit I believed not the words, top of the throne was round behind: auntil I came, and iminc eyes had seen and there icre stays on either side on il; and, beliold, the ball was not told the place of the seat, and two liona me thy wisdoin and prosperity ex- stood beside the stays. ceereth the lame whicli l heard. 20 And twelve lions stood there on 8 IIappy are thy men, happy are the one side and on the other upon

tie these this servants, which stand contin- six steps: there was not the like made ually before thee, and that hear thy in any kingdom. wisdom.

21 T And all king Solomon's drinking 9 Blessed bc the Lord thy God which vessels were of gold and all the vessela delighted in thee, to set thee on the of the house ofibe forest of Lebanon Drone of Israel: because the Lord were of pure gold; none were of silloved Isriud for ever, therefore made ver: it was nothing accounted of in he thee king, to do judgment and jus- the days of Solomon, lite.

22 For the king had at sea a nary o? 10 and she gave the king a bundrel Tarshish with the navy of Hiram. and twentylalents of golul, indolepires lonca in three years carne the pary o.

Degencracy
I. KINGS.

of Solomon. Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, f Nilcom the abomination of the Ani nory, and apes, and peacocks. monites.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the 6 And Solomon did evil in the night kings of the earth for ricles and for of the Lord, and went not fully alter wisdom.

the LORD, as dil David his liber. 24 11 And all the carth sought to Sol. 7 Then did Solomon build a high amon, to hear his wisdom, which God place for Chemoshihe abomination or liad put in his heart.

Alvab, in the bill that is before Jerusid 25 And they brought every man hislem, and for Diolech the abomination present, vessels of silver,and vessels or ofthe children of Ammon. gold, and garments, and arinour, and 8 and likewise dich lir for all his spices, horses, and mules, a rate year strange virea, which burnt incenne, by year.

and sacrifice mto their gods. 26 T And Solomon gathered together 91 And the LORD was ungry with chariots and borsemen; and lie bad a Solomon,because bis heart rag turner, thousand and four luodred chariots, from the Lord God of Israel, which and twelve thousand borsemen, wliom bad appeared unto him twice, he bestowed in the cities for chariots,.10 And had commanded him concern and with the king at Jerusalem. ing this thing, that he should not go al27 And the king made silverlobc inter other gols; but be kept not that Jerusalem as stoitea, and cedara made which the LORD commanded. le to heas the sycamore-trees that are 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto in the vale, for abundance.

Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of 28 T And Solomon had horses brought lice, and thou hast mot kept my cortout of Egypt, and linen yarn: the nant and my statutes, which I have king's merchants received the linen commanded thee, I will surely rend yaru at a price.

the kingdom from thee, and will give 29 And à chariot came up and went it lo lliy servant. out of Egypt for six hundredshekuls of 12 Notwithstanding in thy days lwill silver, and a horse for a hundred and not do it for David thy father's eake; fifty: and so for all the kings of the bull will send it out of the band or Hittites, and for the kings of Syria,did lliy sem. they bring them out by their means. 13 Howbeit I will not rend away all CHIAP. XI.

the kiugulom: but will give one tribe

to thy son for]avid my servant's sake BUT

UT king Solomon loved many and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have

strange women, together with the chosen. daughter of Pharaoh, women of the 14 T And the LORD stirred up ac Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zi. adversary unto Soiomon, Hadad the donians, and Hitutes;

Edomite: lie was of the king's seed 2 Ol' the nations concerning which in Edom, tlie LORD said unto the children of ls- 16 Forit came to pass, when Dawid rael, Yeghall not goin to them, weiter was in Edom, and Joab the captain of shallthey come in unto you: fore sure the host was gone up to bury the slain, Iy llicy will turn away your heart ar. alter lie had smitten every male iu ter their gods: Solomou clave unto Edom; tliese in love.

16 (For six monthıs did Joab remain 3 And be had seven hundred wives, there will all Isriel, until he had cult princesses, and three hundred concu- ofl'rvery male in Edom:) biries: and his wives turned away bus 17 That Hadal led, lie and certniu heart.

Edomites of his father's servants with 4 For it came to pass, wlien Solomon bim, to go into Egypt; Hadad being was old, that liis wives turned away y'et a lile child. his beart after ollier gods: and his 18 And they arose out of Niidiad and heart was not perfect with the LORD caine 10 Paran: and they took meni his God, as was the heart of David his with them out of Paran,and they 'ame father.

(okgypt,unto Pharaob king of Egypt; 5 For Solomon wentaster Ashtoreth which gave him a house, and appoint the goddess of the Zidonians,and altered lim victuals, and gave him land

Ahipal's oplucey.
CHAP. II.

Solomon dicth. 29 And Hadad lound great favour in will rend the kir gdoin out of the ilie sight of Pharaoli, so that he gave hand of Solomon, and will gire tell luim to wise the sister of his own wile, tribes to thee : the sister of Tahnenes the queen. 32(But lie shall have one tribe for

2n And the sister of Talipenes bare my servant Darid's sake, and for Jehina Genubath, bis son, whom Tali rusalem's sake, the city which I have penes weaned in Pharaon's house : chosen out of all the tribes of Israel :) and Genubath was in Pharaoh's liouse. 33 Because that they have forsaken lold ainong the sons of Pharaoli. me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth

21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt the goddess of the Zidonians, Che. that David slept with his fathers and mosli the god of the Moabites, and Wat Joab the captain of the lost was Milcom the god of the children of dead, Hadad said to Pharaob, Let me Ammon, and have not walked in my depart, that I may go to mine own ways, to do that which is right in mine country,

eyes, and co keep my statutes and my 22 Then Plinnaoli said unto him, But judgments, as did David his father. what hast thou lacked with me, lat, 34 HIowbeit I will not take the whole behokl, thou seekest to go to thine own kingdoin out of his hand: but I will country? And he answered, Nouiing : make liim prince all the days of his howbeit, let me go in any wise. life for Davidiny servant's sike, whion,

231 And God stirred him up another I close, because he kept my commandadversary, Rezon the son of Eliadali, ments and my statutes : which led from his lord Hadadczer 35 But I will take the kingdom out of king of Zoban:

his son's hand, and will give it unto 24 And be gathered men unto him, thec, even ten tribes. and became captain over a band, when 36 And unto his son will I give one David slew them oj Zobak: and they tribe,that David my servant may hare went to Damascus, and dwelt tberein, n light always before me in Jerusalein and reigned in Damascus.

lbe city which I have chosen me to 25 And he was an adversary to Israel put my name therc. all the days of Solomon, besides tle 37 And I will take thec, and thou mischief that Hadad did: and he ab- shalt reigti according to all that thysoul horred Israel, and reiyneil over Syria. desires, and shalt be king over Israel

26 TT And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, 38 and it shall be, il' thou wilt heark. an Ephrathite or Zereda, Soloinon's en unto all that I command thiec, and servant, whosc piother's name was wilt walk in my ways, and do that is Zeruah, a widow-woman, even le right in my sight, to keep my statutes lifted up his hand against the king. and iny commandments, as David my 27 And this was the cause that lie servant did ; that I will be with thec, lilled up his land against the king: & build thee a sure louse, as I built for Solomon built Millo, and repaired tlie David, and will give Israel unto thee. breaclics of the city of David liis fallier. 39 And I will for this afiict the seen

28 And the man Jeroboam 10228 a of David, but not for ever mighty man os valour: and Solonon 10 Solomon sought therefore to kiil seeing the young man that he was Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and industrious, he made him ruler over fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of all the charge of the house of Joseph. Egypt, and was in Egypt until the

29 And it came to pass at that tine death or Solomon. when Jeroboam went out of Jerusa- 41 and the rest of the acts of Solo. lem, that the propliet Anijah the Shimon, and all that he did, and his wiylonite found him in the way; and he dom, are they not written in the book had clad himself with a new gument; of thic acts of Solomon ? and they two ruce alone in the lielu: -12 And the time that Solomon reign

30 dni Ahijali cauglit the new gar edin Jerusaleın over all Ismel was went that was on bim, and rent it in forty years. Lwelve peices:

43 And Solomon slept with his fa31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thers, and was buried in the city of thee len pieces : for thus saith the David his father: and Reloboam hia Lonn, the Goil of Israel, Benoli, 11900 reigned in his stead

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the king had appointed, saying, Come CHAP. XII.

to me again the third day. A

ND Rehoboam went to Shechem: 13 And the king answered the people

for all Israel were come to She- roughly, and forsook the old men's chem to make him kiris.

counsel that they gave liim ; 2 And it caine to pass, wlien Jerobo- 1.1 And spake to them after the coun am the son of Nebat, who was yet in sel of the young men, saying, My liEgypt, lieard of it, (for he was fled ther made your yoke heavy, and I will from the presence of king Solomon, add to your yoke: my father also chas and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) tised you with whips, but I will chas

3 That they sent and called him. tise you with scorpions. And Jeroboam and all the congrega- 15 Wherefore the king bearkened not lion of Israel came, and spake unto unto the people ; for the cause Rehoboam, saying,

stoin the Lord, that he night perform + Thy father made our yoke grierous bis saying, which the Lord spakely znow therefore make thou the grievous Alijah tlie Shilonite unto Jeroboain service or thy father, and his heavy the son of Nebat. yoke which be put upon us, lighter, 16 11 So when all Israel saw that the and we will serve thee.

king heakenedl not unto them, the peo 5 And he said unto tbein, Depart yet ple answered the king, saying, What

for three days,thien come again 1.0 me. portion have we in David? neither and the people departed.

have we inheritance in the son of 6 T All king Rehoboam consulted Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see with the old men, that stood before to thine oin bouse, David. So Israv! Solomon his father while he yet lived, departed unto their tents. and said, How do ye advise that I may 17 But as for the children of Israel answer ibis people ?

which dweli in the cities of Judalı 7 And they spake unto him, saying, Rehoboam reigned over them. il thou wilt be a serrant unto this 18 Then king Reboboam scnt Ado people this day, and wilt serve them, ram, who was over the tribute ; and and answer them, and speak good all Israel stoned him with stones,that words to them, then they will be thy he died. Therefore king Rehoboam servants for ever.

male speed to get him up to his char8 But le forsook the counsel of the iot, to flee to Jerusalem. old men, which iley liad given binn, 19 So Israel rebelled against the house and consulted with the young men that of David unto this day. were grown up with him, and which 20 and it came to pass, whien all Isstood bcroce binn:

rael learel tbal Jeroboam was coine 9 And he said unto thein, What coun- again, that they sent and called him del give ye that we may xingwer this unto the congregation, and made him people, who have spoken to me, say. king over all Israel; there was none ing, Make tlie yokc which thy father that followed the house of David, but did put upon us lighter?

the tribe of Judalı only. 10 And the young men that were 2L1 And when Rehoboam was come grown up with him spake unto him, Lo Jerusalem, lie assembled all the anying, Thus shalt thou spcak unto this house of Judah, with the tribe of Ben people that spake unto thee, saying, janin, a bundred and fourscore thou Thy father made our yoke lieavy, but sand chosen men, which were make thou il lighter unto us ; thus riors, to fight against the house of Isshalt thou say unto them, My little rael, to bring the kingdom again to

finger shallbe thicker than my fatlı- Rehoboam the son of Solomon. er's loins.

20 But tlie word of God came unto Il And now wliercas my father did Shemaialt the man or God, saying, lade you with a heary yoke, I will adu. 23 Speak unlo Rehoboam, the son or to your yoke: my father halh chastis. Solomon, king of Judalı, and unto all ed you with whips, but I will chas. the liouse or sudah and Benjamin, and Lise you with scorpions.

to the remnant of the people, saying, 12 T So Jeroboam and all the people 2-4 Thus saith the LORD, Ye Bliall not came to Rehoboan the third day, as go up, vor light against your brethreu

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