1 Kings 1:1
Now king David was old [and] stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat.
1 Kings 1:2
Therefore his servants said to him, "Let there be a young virgin sought for my lord the king, and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may get heat."
1 Kings 1:3
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
1 Kings 1:4
And the damsel [was] very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him, but the king did not know her.
1 Kings 1:5
Then Adonijah, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying, "I will be king," and he prepared chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
1 Kings 1:6
And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, "Why have you done so?" And he also [was a] very good [man]; and [his mother] bore him after Absalom.
1 Kings 1:7
And he conferred with Joab, the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest, and they, following Adonijah, helped [him].
1 Kings 1:8
But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who [belonged] to David, were not with Adonijah.
1 Kings 1:9
And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which [is] by Enrogel, and called all his brethren, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah, the king's servants.
1 Kings 1:10
But he did not call Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother.
1 Kings 1:11
Therefore Nathan spoke to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, reigns, and David our lord does not know [it]?
1 Kings 1:13
Go and get in to king David, and say to him, 'Did you not, my lord, O king, swear to your handmaid, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son will reign after me, and he will sit upon my throne?' Why then does Adonijah reign? [*38:34]
1 Kings 1:14
Behold, while you still talk there with the king, I also will come in after you, and confirm your words."
1 Kings 1:15
And Bathsheba went in to the king into the chamber, and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered to the king.
1 Kings 1:16
And Bathsheba bowed, and prostrated to the king. And the king said, "What do you will?"
1 Kings 1:17
And she said to him, "My lord, you swore by the Lord your God to your handmaid, [saying], 'Assuredly Solomon your son will reign after me, and he will sit upon my throne.'
1 Kings 1:18
And now, behold, Adonijah reigns; and now, my lord the king, you do not know [it].
1 Kings 1:19
And he has slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and has called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host, but he has not called Solomon your servant.
1 Kings 1:20
And you, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel [are] upon you, that you should tell them who will sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
1 Kings 1:21
Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord the king will sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be counted offenders."
1 Kings 1:22
And, look, while she still talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.
1 Kings 1:23
And they told the king, saying, "Behold Nathan the prophet." And when he had come in before the king, he prostrated before the king with his face to the ground.
1 Kings 1:24
And Nathan said, "My lord, O king, have you said, 'Adonijah will reign after me, and he will sit upon my throne?'
1 Kings 1:25
For he has gone down this day, and has slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, 'God save king Adonijah.'
1 Kings 1:26
But he has not called me, [even] me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon.
1 Kings 1:27
Is this thing done by my lord the king, and have you not shown [it] to your servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?"
1 Kings 1:28
Then king David answered and said, "Call me Bathsheba." And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.
1 Kings 1:29
And the king swore, and said, "[As] the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all distress,
1 Kings 1:30
Even as I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son will reign after me, and he will sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.'"
1 Kings 1:31
Then Bathsheba bowed with [her] face to the earth, and prostrated to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever."
1 Kings 1:32
And king David said, "Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada." And they came before the king.
1 Kings 1:33
The king also said to them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon.
1 Kings 1:34
And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king there over Israel, and blow with the trumpet, and say, 'God save king Solomon.'
1 Kings 1:35
Then you will come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he will be king in my stead, and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah."
1 Kings 1:36
And Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, answered the king, and said, "Amen, the Lord God of my lord the king says so [too].
1 Kings 1:37
As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so is He with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David."
1 Kings 1:38
So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
1 Kings 1:39
And Zadok the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, "God save king Solomon."
1 Kings 1:40
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
1 Kings 1:41
And Adonijah and all the guests who [were] with him heard [it] as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, "What [is this] noise of the city, being in an uproar?"
1 Kings 1:43
And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, "Verily our lord king David has made Solomon king.
1 Kings 1:44
And the king has sent Zadok the priest with him, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule.
1 Kings 1:45
And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon, and they are brought up rejoicing from there, so that the city rang again. This [is] the noise that you have heard.
1 Kings 1:46
And also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom. [*38:34]
1 Kings 1:47
And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, 'God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne.' And the king prostrated upon the bed.
1 Kings 1:48
And also the king thus said, 'Blessed [is] the Lord God of Israel, who has given [one] to sit on my throne this day, my eyes even seeing [it].'"
1 Kings 1:49
And all the guests that [were] with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and every man went his way.
1 Kings 1:50
And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
1 Kings 1:51
And it was told to Solomon, saying, "Behold, Adonijah fears king Solomon, for, look, he has caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, 'Let king Solomon swear to me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.'"
1 Kings 1:52
And Solomon said, "If he will show himself a worthy man, not a hair of him will fall to the earth, but if wickedness will be found in him, he will die."
1 Kings 1:53
So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and prostrated to king Solomon, and Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."
1 Kings 2:1
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
1 Kings 2:2
"I go the way of all the earth, be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;
1 Kings 2:3
And keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself.
1 Kings 2:4
That the Lord may continue His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, a man on the throne of Israel will not fail you.'
1 Kings 2:5
Moreover you know also what Joab, the son of Zeruiah, did to me, [and] what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner, the son of Ner, and to Amasa, the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes that [were] on his feet.
1 Kings 2:6
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and do not let his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
1 Kings 2:7
But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those who eat at your table, for they so came to me when I fled because of Absalom, your brother.
1 Kings 2:8
And, behold, [you have] Shimei with you, the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim, but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
1 Kings 2:9
Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you [are] a wise man, and know what you need to do to him; but bring down his hoar head to the grave with blood."
1 Kings 2:10
So David was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
1 Kings 2:11
And the days that David reigned over Israel [were] forty years, he reigned for seven years in Hebron, and he reigned in Jerusalem for thirty three years.
1 Kings 2:12
Then Solomon sat upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was greatly established.
1 Kings 2:13
And Adonijah, the son of Haggith, came to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon. And she said, "Do you come peaceably?" And he said, "Peaceably."
1 Kings 2:14
He said moreover, "I have something to say to you." And she said, "Say on."
1 Kings 2:15
And he said, "You know that the kingdom was mine, and [that] all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign, howbeit the kingdom has turned around, and has become my brother's, for it was his from the Lord.
1 Kings 2:16
And now I ask one petition of you, do not deny me." And she said to him, "Say on."
1 Kings 2:17
And he said, "Speak, I pray you, to Solomon the king, (for he will not say no to you) that he gives me Abishag, the Shunammite, to wife."
1 Kings 2:18
And Bathsheba said, "Well; I will speak for you to the king."
1 Kings 2:19
Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and prostrated to her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
1 Kings 2:20
Then she said, "I desire one small petition of you; [I pray you], do not say no to me." And the king said to her, "Ask on, my mother, for I will not say no to you."
1 Kings 2:21
And she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother to wife."
1 Kings 2:22
And king Solomon answered and said to his mother, "And why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he [is] my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab, the son of Zeruiah."
1 Kings 2:23
Then king Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, "God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.
1 Kings 2:24
Now therefore, [as] the Lord lives, who has established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as He promised, Adonijah will be put to death this day."
1 Kings 2:25
And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him, that he died.
1 Kings 2:26
And the king said to Abiathar the priest, "Get to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you [are] worthy of death, but I will not at this time put you to death, because you bore the ark of the Lord God before David my father, and because you have been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted."
1 Kings 2:27
So Solomon thrust Abiathar out from being priest to the Lord; that he might fulfill the word of the Lord, which He spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
1 Kings 2:28
Then tidings came to Joab, for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he did not turn after Absalom. And Joab fled to the tabernacle of the Lord, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
1 Kings 2:29
And it was told to king Solomon that Joab had fled to the tabernacle of the Lord; and, behold, [he is] by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, saying, "Go, fall upon him."
1 Kings 2:30
And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the Lord, and said to him, "Thus the king says, 'Come forth.'" And he said, "No; but I will die here." And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, "Thus Joab said, and thus he answered me."
1 Kings 2:31
And the king said to him, "Do as he has said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that you may take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
1 Kings 2:32
And the Lord will return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than him, and slew them with the sword, my father David, not knowing [thereof, to know], Abner, the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa, the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
1 Kings 2:33
Their blood will therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed forever, but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, there will be peace forever from the Lord."
1 Kings 2:34
So Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, went up, and fell upon him, and slew him, and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
1 Kings 2:35
And the king put Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, in his room over the host, and the king put Zadok the priest in the room of Abiathar.
1 Kings 2:36
And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, "Build a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and do not go forth anywhere from there.
1 Kings 2:37
For it will be, [that] on the day you go out, and pass over the brook Kidron, you will know for certain that you will surely die, your blood will be upon your own head."
1 Kings 2:38
And Shimei said to the king, "The saying [is] good, as my lord the king has said, so will your servant do." And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem for many days.
1 Kings 2:39
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish, son of Maachah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants [are] in Gath."
1 Kings 2:40
And Shimei arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants, and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
1 Kings 2:41
And it was told to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was brought again.
1 Kings 2:42
And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the Lord, and protested to you, saying, 'Know for certain, on the day you go out, and walk abroad anywhere, that you will surely die?' And you said to me, 'The word [that] I have heard [is] good.'
1 Kings 2:43
Why then have you not kept the oath of the Lord, and the commandment that I have charged you with?"
1 Kings 2:44
The king said moreover to Shimei, "You know all the wickedness which your heart is privy to, that you did to David my father, therefore the Lord will return your wickedness upon your own head;
1 Kings 2:45
And king Solomon [will be] blessed, and the throne of David will be established before the Lord forever."
1 Kings 2:46
So the king commanded Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada; who went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
1 Kings 3:1
And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the House of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
1 Kings 3:2
Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no House built to the name of the Lord, until those days.
1 Kings 3:3
And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
1 Kings 3:4
And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that [was] the great high place, Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings upon that altar.
1 Kings 3:5
In Gibeon, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, "Ask what I will give you."
1 Kings 3:6
And Solomon said, "You have shown to Your servant David, my father, great mercy, accordingly as he walked before You in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; and You have kept for him this great kindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as [it is] this day.
1 Kings 3:7
And now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I [am but] a little child, I do not know [how] to go out or come in.
1 Kings 3:10
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
1 Kings 3:11
And God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for long life for yourself; neither have asked for riches for yourself, nor have asked for the life of your enemies; but have asked for understanding to discern judgment for yourself;
1 Kings 3:12
Behold, I have done according to your words, look, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there were none like you before you, neither after you will any arise like you. [*38:35]
1 Kings 3:13
And I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches, and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you for all your days.
1 Kings 3:14
And if you will walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days."
1 Kings 3:15
And Solomon awoke; and, behold, [it was] a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
1 Kings 3:16
Then two women came there, [who were] harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
1 Kings 3:17
And the one woman said, "O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
1 Kings 3:18
And it came to pass the third day after I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also, and we [were] together; [there was] no stranger with us in the house, except us two in the house.
1 Kings 3:19
And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
1 Kings 3:20
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
1 Kings 3:21
And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead, but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, whom I bore."
1 Kings 3:23
Then the king said, "The one says, 'This [is] my son who lives, and your son [is] the dead, and the other says, 'No; but your son [is] the dead, and my son [is] the living.'"
1 Kings 3:24
And the king said, "Bring me a sword." And they brought a sword before the king.
1 Kings 3:25
And the king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other."
1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose the living child [was] spoke to the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, "O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it." But the other said, "Let it be neither mine or yours, [but] divide [it]."
1 Kings 3:27
Then the king answered and said, "Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, she [is] the mother thereof."
1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God [was] in him, to do judgment.
1 Kings 4:1
So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
1 Kings 4:2
And these [were] the princes whom he had; Azariah, the son of Zadok the priest,
1 Kings 4:3
Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
1 Kings 4:4
And Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada [was] over the host, and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests.
1 Kings 4:5
And Azariah, the son of Nathan, [was] over the officers, and Zabud, the son of Nathan, [was] principal officer, [and] the king's friend.
1 Kings 4:6
And Ahishar [was] over the household, and Adoniram, the son of Abda, [was] over the tribute.
1 Kings 4:7
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household, each man made provision his month in a year.
1 Kings 4:8
And these [are] their names, the son of Hur, in Mount Ephraim.
1 Kings 4:9
The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan.
1 Kings 4:10
The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher.
1 Kings 4:11
The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath, the daughter of Solomon, to wife.
1 Kings 4:12
Baana, the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, [even] to [the place that is] beyond Jokneam.
1 Kings 4:13
The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brazen bars.
1 Kings 4:14
Ahinadab, the son of Iddo, [had] Mahanaim.
1 Kings 4:15
Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath, the daughter of Solomon, to wife.
1 Kings 4:16
Baanah, the son of Hushai, [was] in Asher and in Aloth.
1 Kings 4:17
Jehoshaphat, the son of Paruah, in Issachar.
1 Kings 4:18
Shimei, the son of Elah, in Benjamin.
1 Kings 4:19
Geber, the son of Uri, [was] in the country of Gilead, [in] the country of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and of Og, king of Bashan; and [he was] the only officer who [was] in the land.
1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and rejoicing.
1 Kings 4:21
And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt, they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
1 Kings 4:22
And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal,
1 Kings 4:23
Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.
1 Kings 4:24
For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river, and he had peace on all sides around him.
1 Kings 4:25
And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
1 Kings 4:26
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
1 Kings 4:27
And those officers provided victuals for king Solomon, and for all who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month, they lacked nothing.
1 Kings 4:29
And God gave Solomon exceedingly much wisdom and understanding [*27:15], and largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the sea shore.
1 Kings 4:30
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
1 Kings 4:31
For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol, and his fame was in all nations round about.
1 Kings 4:32
And he spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five.
1 Kings 4:33
And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall, he also spoke of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fish.
1 Kings 4:34
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.
1 Kings 5:1
And Hiram, king of Tyre, sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father, for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
1 Kings 5:2
And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,
1 Kings 5:3
"You know how David my father could not build a House to the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.
1 Kings 5:4
But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side, [so that there is] neither adversary or evil occurrence.
1 Kings 5:5
And, behold, I purpose to build a House to the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spoke to David my father, saying, 'Your son, whom I will set upon your throne in your room, he will build a House to My name.'
1 Kings 5:6
Now therefore command that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants will be with your servants, and I will give hire to you for your servants according to all that you will appoint, for you know that [there is] not among us who can skill to hew timber like the Sidonians."
1 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, "Blessed [is] the Lord this day, who has given a wise son over this great people to David."
1 Kings 5:8
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, "I have considered the things which you sent to me for, [and] I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
1 Kings 5:9
My servants will bring [them] down from Lebanon to the sea, and I will convey them by sea in floats to the place that you will appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and you will receive [them], and you will accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household."
1 Kings 5:10
So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees [according to] all his desire.
1 Kings 5:11
And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat [for] food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil, thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.
1 Kings 5:12
And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him, and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and the two made a league together.
1 Kings 5:13
And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
1 Kings 5:14
And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses, they were in Lebanon for a month, [and] two months at home, and Adoniram [was] over the levy.
1 Kings 5:15
And Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty thousand hewers in the mountains;
1 Kings 5:16
Beside the chief of Solomon's officers who [were] over the work, three thousand three hundred, who ruled over the people who worked in the work.
1 Kings 5:17
And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the House.
1 Kings 5:18
And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders hewed [them], and the stonesquarers, so they prepared timber and stones to build the House.
1 Kings 6:1
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the Children of Israel were brought out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the House of the Lord.
1 Kings 6:2
And the House which king Solomon built for the Lord, the length thereof [was] sixty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty [cubits], and the height thereof thirty cubits.
1 Kings 6:3
And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits [was] the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; [and] ten cubits [was] the breadth thereof before the House.
1 Kings 6:4
And he made windows of narrow lights for the House.
1 Kings 6:5
And against the wall of the House he built chambers round about, [against] the walls of the House round about, [both] of the temple and of the oracle, and he made chambers round about.
1 Kings 6:6
The nethermost chamber [was] five cubits broad, and the middle [was] six cubits broad, and the third [was] seven cubits broad, for outside [in the wall] of the House he made narrowed rests round about, that [the beams] should not be fastened in the walls of the House.
1 Kings 6:7
And the House, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought there, so that there was neither hammer or axe [or] any tool of iron heard in the House, while it was in building.
1 Kings 6:8
The door for the middle chamber [was] in the right side of the House, and they went up with winding stairs into the middle [chamber], and out of the middle into the third.
1 Kings 6:9
So he built the House, and finished it; and covered the House with beams and boards of cedar.
1 Kings 6:10
And [then] he built chambers against all the House, five cubits high, and they rested on the House [with] timber of cedar.
1 Kings 6:11
And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
1 Kings 6:12
"[Concerning] this House which you are in building, if you will walk in My statutes, and execute My judgments, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to David your father.
1 Kings 6:13
And I will dwell among the Children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel."
1 Kings 6:14
So Solomon built the House, and finished it.
1 Kings 6:15
And he built the walls of the House within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the House, and the walls of the ceiling, [and] he covered [them] on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the House with planks of fir.
1 Kings 6:16
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the House, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar, he even built [them] for it within, [even] for the oracle, [even] for the most holy [place].
1 Kings 6:17
And the House, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
1 Kings 6:18
And the cedar of the House within [was] carved with knops and open flowers, all [was] cedar; there was no stone seen.
1 Kings 6:19
And he prepared the oracle in the House within, to set the ark of the covenant of the Lord there.
1 Kings 6:20
And the oracle in the forepart [was] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof, and he overlaid it with pure gold; and [so] covered the altar [which was of] cedar.
1 Kings 6:21
So Solomon overlaid the House within with pure gold, and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.
1 Kings 6:22
And he overlaid the whole House with gold, until he had finished all the House, also he overlaid the whole altar that [was] by the oracle with gold.
1 Kings 6:23
And he made two cherubims [of] olive tree within the oracle, [each] ten cubits high.
1 Kings 6:24
And five cubits [was] the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub, from the uttermost part of the one wing to the uttermost part of the other [were] ten cubits.
1 Kings 6:25
And the other cherub [was] ten cubits, both the cherubims [were] of one measure and one size.
1 Kings 6:26
The height of the one cherub [was] ten cubits, and so [was] the other cherub.
1 Kings 6:27
And he set the cherubims within the inner House, and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the [one] wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the House.
1 Kings 6:28
And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.
1 Kings 6:29
And he carved all the walls of the House around with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and outside.
1 Kings 6:30
And he overlaid the floor of the House with gold, within and outside.
1 Kings 6:31
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors [of] olive tree, the lintel [and] side posts [were] a fifth part [of the wall].
1 Kings 6:32
The two doors also [were of] olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid [them] with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
1 Kings 6:33
So he also made posts [of] olive tree for the door of the temple, a fourth part [of the wall].
1 Kings 6:34
And the two doors [were of] fir tree, the two leaves of the one door [were] folding, and the two leaves of the other door [were] folding.
1 Kings 6:35
And he carved [thereon] cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and covered [them] with gold fitted upon the carved work.
1 Kings 6:36
And he built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone, and a row of cedar beams.
1 Kings 6:37
In the fourth year the foundation of the House of the Lord was laid, in the month Zif.
1 Kings 6:38
And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which [is] the eighth month, the House was finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So he was seven years in building it.
1 Kings 7:1
But Solomon was building his own house for thirteen years, and he finished all his house.
1 Kings 7:2
He also built the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof [was] a hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
1 Kings 7:3
And [it was] covered with cedar above upon the beams, that [lay] on forty five pillars, fifteen [in] a row.
1 Kings 7:4
And [there were] windows [in] three rows, and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.
1 Kings 7:5
And all the doors and posts [were] square, with the windows, and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.
1 Kings 7:6
And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof [was] fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits, and the porch [was] before them, and the [other] pillars and the thick beam [were] before them.
1 Kings 7:7
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, [even] the porch of judgment, and [it was] covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
1 Kings 7:8
And his house where he dwelt [had] another court within the porch, [which] was of the like work. Solomon also made a house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken [to wife], like this porch.
1 Kings 7:9
All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stones, sawed with saws, within and outside, even from the foundation to the coping, and [so] on the outside toward the great court.
1 Kings 7:10
And the foundation [was of] costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
1 Kings 7:11
And above [were] costly stones, after the measures of hewn stones, and cedars.
1 Kings 7:12
And the great court around [was] with three rows of hewn stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the House of the Lord, and for the porch of the House.
1 Kings 7:13
And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
1 Kings 7:14
He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass, and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and worked all his work.
1 Kings 7:15
For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece, and a line of twelve cubits encompass either of them about.
1 Kings 7:16
And he made two chapiters [of] molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars, the height of the one chapiter [was] five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter [was] five cubits.
1 Kings 7:17
[And] nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.
1 Kings 7:18
And he made the pillars, and two rows around upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that [were] upon the top, with pomegranates, and he did so for the other chapiter.
1 Kings 7:19
And the chapiters that [were] upon the top of the pillars [were] of lily work in the porch, four cubits.
1 Kings 7:20
And the chapiters upon the two pillars [had pomegranates] also above, over against the belly which [was] by the network, and the pomegranates [were] two hundred in rows around upon the other chapiter.
1 Kings 7:21
And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple, and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin, and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.
1 Kings 7:22
And upon the top of the pillars [was] lily work, so the work of the pillars was finished.
1 Kings 7:23
And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other, [it was] round all about, and his height [was] five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits encompass it round about.
1 Kings 7:24
And under the brim of it around [there were] knops encompassing it, ten in a cubit, encompassing the sea round about, the knops [were] cast in two rows, when it was cast.
1 Kings 7:25
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east, and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward.
1 Kings 7:26
And its thickness [was as] a spread of a hand, and the brim thereof was done like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; it contained two thousand baths.
1 Kings 7:27
And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits [was] the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.
1 Kings 7:28
And the work of the bases [was] on this [manner], they had borders, and the borders [were] between the ledges.
1 Kings 7:29
And on the borders that [were] between the ledges [were] lions, oxen, and cherubims, and upon the ledges [there was] a base above, and beneath the lions and oxen [were] certain additions made of thin work.
1 Kings 7:30
And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass, and the four corners thereof had shoulders, under the laver [were] molten shoulders, at the side of every addition.
1 Kings 7:31
And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above [was] a cubit, but the mouth thereof [was] round [after] the work of the base, a cubit and a half, and also upon the mouth of it [were] gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.
1 Kings 7:32
And under the borders [were] four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels [were joined] to the base, and the height of a wheel [was] a cubit and half a cubit.
1 Kings 7:33
And the work of the wheels [was] like the work of a chariot wheel, their axletrees, and their naves, and their spokes, and their hubs, [were] all molten.
1 Kings 7:34
And [there were] four shoulders to the four corners of one base, [and] the shoulders [were] of the very base itself.
1 Kings 7:35
And in the top of the base [was] a round compass of half a cubit high, and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof [were] of the same.
1 Kings 7:36
For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he engraved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.
1 Kings 7:37
After this [manner] he made the ten bases, all of them had one casting, one measure, [and] one size.
1 Kings 7:38
Then he made ten lavers of brass, one laver contained forty baths, [and] every laver was four cubits, [and] upon every one of the ten bases one laver.
1 Kings 7:39
And he put five bases on the right side of the House, and five on the left side of the House, and he set the sea on the right side of the House eastward over against the south.
1 Kings 7:40
And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work which he made for king Solomon for the House of the Lord.
1 Kings 7:41
The two pillars, and the [two] bowls of the chapiters that [were] on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars;
1 Kings 7:42
And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, [even] two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that [were] upon the pillars;
1 Kings 7:43
And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;
1 Kings 7:44
And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;
1 Kings 7:45
And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the House of the Lord, [were of] bright brass.
1 Kings 7:46
The king cast them in the plain of Jordan, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.
1 Kings 7:47
And Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were exceedingly many, neither was the weight of the brass found out.
1 Kings 7:48
And Solomon made all the vessels that [pertained] to the House of the Lord, the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the bread [was],
1 Kings 7:49
And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right [side], and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs [of] gold,
1 Kings 7:50
And the bowls, and the tongs, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges [of] gold, [both] for the doors of the inner House, the most holy [place, and] for the doors of the House, [to knowledge], of the temple.
1 Kings 7:51
So all the work that king Solomon made for the House of the Lord had ended. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; [even] the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, he put among the treasures of the House of the Lord.
1 Kings 8:1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the Children of Israel, to king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.
1 Kings 8:2
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.
1 Kings 8:3
And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
1 Kings 8:4
And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, the priests and the Levites even brought those up.
1 Kings 8:5
And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled to him, [were] with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told or numbered for multitude.
1 Kings 8:6
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to his place, into the oracle of the House, to the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims.
1 Kings 8:7
For the cherubims spread forth [their] two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
1 Kings 8:9
[There was] nothing in the ark except the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb [*2:248], when the Lord made [a covenant] with the Children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
1 Kings 8:10
And it came to pass, when the priests were brought out of the holy [place], that the cloud filled the House of the Lord,
1 Kings 8:11
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord had filled the House of the Lord.
1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon spoke, "The Lord said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.
1 Kings 8:13
I have surely built You a House to dwell in, a settled place for You to abide in forever."
1 Kings 8:14
And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel, (and all the congregation of Israel stood);
1 Kings 8:15
And he said, "Blessed [is] the Lord God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to David my father, and has fulfilled [it] with His hand, saying,
1 Kings 8:16
'Since the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a House, that My name might be therein; but I chose David to be over My people Israel.'
1 Kings 8:17
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a House for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Kings 8:18
And the Lord said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a House to My name, you did well that it was in your heart.
1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless you will not build the House; but your son who will come forth out of your loins, he will build the House to My name.'
1 Kings 8:20
And the Lord has performed His word that He spoke, and I have risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built a House for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Kings 8:21
And I have set a place there for the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the Lord, which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt."
1 Kings 8:22
And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven.
1 Kings 8:23
And he said, "Lord God of Israel, [there is] no god like You, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart.
1 Kings 8:24
Who have kept with Your servant David, my father, that You promised him, You also spoke with Your mouth, and have fulfilled [it] with Your hand, as [it is] this day.
1 Kings 8:25
Therefore now, Lord God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that You promised him, saying, 'A man in My sight will not fail to sit on the throne of Israel; so that your children take heed to their way, that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me.'
1 Kings 8:26
And now, O God of Israel, let Your word, I pray You, be verified, which You spoke to Your servant David, my father.
1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this House that I have built?
1 Kings 8:29
That Your eyes may be open toward this House night and day, [even] toward the place of which You have said, 'My name will be there,' that You may hear the prayer which Your servant will make toward this place.
1 Kings 8:30
And listen to the supplication of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, when they will pray toward this place [*2:148], and hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and when You hear, forgive.
1 Kings 8:31
If any man trespasses against his neighbor, and an oath is laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath comes before Your altar in this House.
1 Kings 8:32
Then hear in heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
1 Kings 8:33
When Your people Israel are struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against You, and will turn again to You, and confess Your name, and pray, and make supplication to You in this House.
1 Kings 8:35
When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You; if they pray toward this place [*2:148], and confess Your name, and turn from their sin, when You afflict them.
1 Kings 8:36
Then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, that You teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon Your land, which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
1 Kings 8:37
If there is famine in the land, if there are pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, [or] if there are caterpillars; if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness [there is];
1 Kings 8:38
Whatever prayer and supplication is [made] by any man, [or] by all Your people Israel, who will know, every man, the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this House.
1 Kings 8:39
Then hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart You know (for You, [even] You only, know the hearts of all the children of men);
1 Kings 8:41
Moreover, concerning a stranger, who [is] not of Your people Israel, but comes out of a far country for Your name's sake;
1 Kings 8:42
(For they will hear of Your great name, and of Your strong hand, and of Your stretched out arm) when he will come and pray toward this House [*2:148];
1 Kings 8:44
If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You will send them, and will pray to the Lord toward the city which You have chosen, and [toward] the House that I have built for Your name. [*2:148]
1 Kings 8:45
Then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, and maintain their cause.
1 Kings 8:46
If they sin against You, (for [there is] no man that does not sin) and You are angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives to the land of the enemy, far or near;
1 Kings 8:48
And [so] return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who led them away captive, and pray to You toward their land, which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the House which I have built for Your name. [*2:148]
1 Kings 8:49
Then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
1 Kings 8:50
And forgive Your people who have sinned against You, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against You, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them.
1 Kings 8:51
For they [are] Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron.
1 Kings 8:52
That Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant, and to the supplication of Your people Israel, to hear them in all that they call to You for.
1 Kings 8:53
For You separated them from among all the people of the earth, [to be] Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God."
1 Kings 8:54
And it was [so], that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
1 Kings 8:55
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
1 Kings 8:56
"Blessed [is] the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised, there has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant.
1 Kings 8:57
The Lord our God is with us, as He was with our fathers, let Him not leave us, nor forsake us.
1 Kings 8:58
That He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers.
1 Kings 8:59
And let my words, whereby I have made supplication before the Lord, be near the Lord our God day and night, that He maintains the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel at all times, as the matter will require.
1 Kings 8:60
That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord [is] God, [and that there is] none else.
1 Kings 8:61
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day."
1 Kings 8:62
And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Lord.
1 Kings 8:63
And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the Lord, twenty two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the Children of Israel dedicated the House of the Lord.
1 Kings 8:64
The same day, the king made the middle of the court holy, which [was] before the House of the Lord, for he offered burnt offerings there, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brazen altar that [was] before the Lord [was] too small to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
1 Kings 8:65
And at that time, Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt, before the Lord our God, for seven days and for seven days, [even] fourteen days.
1 Kings 8:66
On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king, and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had done for David His servant, and for Israel His people.
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,
1 Kings 9:2
That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
1 Kings 9:3
And the Lord 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 will be there perpetually.
1 Kings 9:4
And 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 judgments.
1 Kings 9:5
Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom upon Israel forever, as I promised to David your father, saying, 'A man upon the throne of Israel will not fail.'
1 Kings 9:6
[But] if you will at all turn 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.
1 Kings 9:7
Then I will cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this House, which I have made holy for My name, I will cast out of My sight; and Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all people.
1 Kings 9:8
And at this House, [which] is high, everyone who passes 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?'
1 Kings 9:9
And they will 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 worshiped them, and served them, therefore the Lord has brought all this evil upon them.'"
1 Kings 9:10
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,
1 Kings 9:11
([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.
1 Kings 9:12
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they did not please him.
1 Kings 9:13
And he said, "What cities [are] these which you have given me, my brother?" And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.
1 Kings 9:14
And Hiram sent a hundred and twenty talents of gold to the king.
1 Kings 9:15
And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; to build the House of the Lord, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
1 Kings 9:16
[For] Pharaoh, king of Egypt, had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it [for] a present to his daughter, Solomon's wife.
1 Kings 9:17
And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,
1 Kings 9:18
And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
1 Kings 9:19
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.
1 Kings 9:21
Their children who were left after them in the land, whom the Children of Israel also were not able to utterly destroy, upon those, Solomon levied a tribute [*Qur'an 9:29] of bondservice to this day.
1 Kings 9:22
But of the Children of Israel, Solomon made 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.
1 Kings 9:23
These [were] the chief of the officers who [were] over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, who bore rule over the people who worked in the work.
1 Kings 9:24
But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David to her house which [Solomon] had built for her, then he built Millo.
1 Kings 9:25
And three times in a year, Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built to the Lord, and he burnt incense upon the altar that [was] before the Lord. So he finished the House.
1 Kings 9:26
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.
1 Kings 9:27
And Hiram sent his servants in the navy, shipmen who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of 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 test him with hard questions.
1 Kings 10:2
And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and a lot of gold, and precious stones, and when she was brought to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. [*27:35]
1 Kings 10:4
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the House that he had built,
1 Kings 10:5
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 to the House of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her.
1 Kings 10:6
And she said to the king, "It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts and of your wisdom.
1 Kings 10:7
Howbeit I did not believe the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen [it], and, behold, the half was not told to me, your wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard.
1 Kings 10:8
Happy [are] your men, happy [are] your servants, who stand continually before you, [and] who hear your wisdom.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed is 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 judgment and justice." [*~27:44]
1 Kings 10:10
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great store of spices, and precious stones, there no longer came such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
1 Kings 10:11
And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.
1 Kings 10:12
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 they seen to this day.
1 Kings 10:13
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba, all her desire, whatever 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.
1 Kings 10:14
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold,
1 Kings 10:15
Beside [that which he had] of the merchantmen, and of the merchandise of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.
1 Kings 10:16
And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold, six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one target.
1 Kings 10:17
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.
1 Kings 10:18
Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
1 Kings 10:19
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.
1 Kings 10:20
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.
1 Kings 10:21
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.
1 Kings 10:22
For the king had a navy of Tharshish at sea with the navy of Hiram, once in three years, the navy of Tharshish came bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
1 Kings 10:23
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom.
1 Kings 10:24
And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
1 Kings 10:25
And they brought, every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
1 Kings 10:26
And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen together, 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.
1 Kings 10:27
And the king made silver [to be] in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars [to be] as the sycamore trees that [are] in the vale, for abundance.
1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn, the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
1 Kings 10:29
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, they brought [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;
1 Kings 11:2
Of the nations [concerning] which the Lord said to the Children of Israel, "You will not go in to them, neither will they come in to you, [for] surely they will turn your heart away after their gods," Solomon cleaved to these in love.
1 Kings 11:3
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred servant-wives, and his wives turned his heart away.
1 Kings 11:4
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned his heart away after other gods, and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as [was] the heart of David, his father.
1 Kings 11:5
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.
1 Kings 11:6
And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully go after the Lord, as David, his father.
1 Kings 11:7
Then Solomon built a 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.
1 Kings 11:8
And he did likewise for all his strange wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.
1 Kings 11:9
And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
1 Kings 11:10
And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods, but he did not keep that which the Lord commanded.
1 Kings 11:11
Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, "Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you 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.
1 Kings 11:12
Notwithstanding, 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.
1 Kings 11:13
Howbeit, I will not rend away all the kingdom; [but] will give one tribe to your son for David, My servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have chosen."
1 Kings 11:14
And the Lord stirred up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite, he [was] of the king's seed in Edom.
1 Kings 11:15
For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab, the captain of the host, had gone up to bury the slain, after he had struck every male in Edom;
1 Kings 11:16
(For six months Joab remained there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom)
1 Kings 11:17
That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad still [being] a little child.
1 Kings 11:18
And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran, and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh, king of Egypt; who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.
1 Kings 11:19
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.
1 Kings 11:20
And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath, his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house, and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
1 Kings 11:21
And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David was put to rest 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 my own country."
1 Kings 11:22
Then Pharaoh said to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that, behold, you seek to go to your own country?" And he answered, "Nothing, howbeit let me go in any wise."
1 Kings 11:23
And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon, the son of Eliadah, who fled from his lord Hadadezer, king of Zobah.
1 Kings 11:24
And he gathered men to 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.
1 Kings 11:25
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.
1 Kings 11:26
And Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name [was] Zeruah, a widow woman, he even lifted up [his] hand against the king.
1 Kings 11:27
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.
1 Kings 11:28
And the man Jeroboam [was] a mighty man of valor, and Solomon, seeing the young man, that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
1 Kings 11:29
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 the two [were] alone in the field.
1 Kings 11:30
And Ahijah caught the new garment that [was] on him, and rent it [in] twelve pieces.
1 Kings 11:31
And he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces, for thus the Lord says, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you.
1 Kings 11:32
(But he will 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)
1 Kings 11:33
Because they have forsaken Me, and have worshiped 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 eyes, and [to keep] My statutes and My judgments, as David his father.
1 Kings 11:34
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.
1 Kings 11:35
But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, [even] ten tribes.
1 Kings 11:36
And to his son, I will give one tribe, that David My servant may always have a light before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself to put My name there.
1 Kings 11:37
And I will take you, and you will reign according to all that your soul desires, and will be king over Israel.
1 Kings 11:38
And it will be, if you will hear all that I command you, and will walk in My ways, and do [what is] right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as David My servant did; that I will be with you and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.
1 Kings 11:39
And for this, I will afflict the seed of David, but not forever.'"
1 Kings 11:41
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?
1 Kings 11:42
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel [was] forty years.
1 Kings 11:43
And Solomon was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father, and Rehoboam, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 12:1
And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel was brought to Shechem to make him king.
1 Kings 12:2
And it came to pass, when Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who was still in Egypt, heard [of it], (for he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt)
1 Kings 12:3
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
1 Kings 12:4
"Your father made our yoke grievous, now therefore make the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you."
1 Kings 12:5
And he said to them, "Depart still [for] three days, then come again to me." And the people departed.
1 Kings 12:6
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who stood before Solomon, his father, while he still lived, and said, "How do you advise that I may answer this people?"
1 Kings 12:7
And they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
1 Kings 12:8
But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him, [and] who stood before him.
1 Kings 12:9
And he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Make the yoke which your father put upon us lighter?'"
1 Kings 12:10
And the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you will speak to this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but make [it] lighter to us;' thus you will say to them, 'My little [finger] will be thicker than my father's loins.
1 Kings 12:11
And now whereas my father lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke, my father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.'"
1 Kings 12:12
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, "Come to me again the third day."
1 Kings 12:13
And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel which they gave him;
1 Kings 12:14
And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke, my father [also] chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions."
1 Kings 12:15
Therefore the king did not listen to the people; for the cause was from the Lord, that He might perform His saying, which the Lord spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.
1 Kings 12:16
So when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion do we have in David? Neither [do we have] inheritance in the son of Jesse, to your tents, O Israel, now see to your own house, David." So Israel departed to their tents.
1 Kings 12:17
But [as for] the Children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
1 Kings 12:18
Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who [was] over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
1 Kings 12:19
So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
1 Kings 12:20
And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was brought again, that they sent and called him to the congregation, and made him king over all Israel, there were none who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
1 Kings 12:21
And when Rehoboam was brought to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon.
1 Kings 12:22
But the word of God came to Shemaiah, the man of God, saying,
1 Kings 12:23
"Speak to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying,
1 Kings 12:24
'Thus the Lord says, 'You will not go up, nor fight against your brethren, the Children of Israel, return, every man to his house; for this thing is from Me.'" They listened therefore to the word of the Lord, and returned to depart, according to the word of the Lord.
1 Kings 12:25
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in Mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from there, and built Penuel.
1 Kings 12:26
And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
1 Kings 12:27
If this people goes up to do sacrifice in the House of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, [even] to Rehoboam, king of Judah, and they will kill me, and go again to Rehoboam, king of Judah.
1 Kings 12:28
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves [of] gold, and said to them, 'It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem, behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.'"
1 Kings 12:29
And he set the one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
1 Kings 12:30
And this thing became a sin, for the people went [to worship] before the one, [even] to Dan.
1 Kings 12:31
And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
1 Kings 12:32
And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast that [is] in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made, and he placed the priests of the high places in Bethel, which he had made.
1 Kings 12:33
So he offered upon the altar, which he had made in Bethel, the fifteenth day of the eighth month, [even] in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast to the Children of Israel, and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the Lord to Bethel, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
1 Kings 13:2
And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, "O altar, altar, thus the Lord says; 'Behold, a child will be born to the house of David, Josiah by name; and he will offer the priests of the high places who burn incense upon you, and men's bones will be burnt upon you.'"
1 Kings 13:3
And he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This [is] the sign which the Lord has spoken; 'Behold, the altar will be rent, and the ashes that [are] upon it will be poured out.'"
1 Kings 13:4
And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, who had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, "Lay hold on him." And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
1 Kings 13:5
The altar was also rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord.
1 Kings 13:6
And the king answered and said to the man of God, "Now entreat the Face of the Lord your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me again." And the man of God besought the Lord, and the king's hand was restored to him again, and became as [it was] before.
1 Kings 13:7
And the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."
1 Kings 13:8
And the man of God said to the king, "If you will give me half your house, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat bread or drink water in this place."
1 Kings 13:9
For it was so charged to me by the word of the Lord, saying, "Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that you came."
1 Kings 13:10
So he went another way, and did not return by the way which he came to Bethel.
1 Kings 13:11
Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel, the words which he had spoken to the king, they also told them to their father.
1 Kings 13:12
And their father said to them, "What way did he go?" For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, who came from Judah.
1 Kings 13:13
And he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him, and he rode thereon,
1 Kings 13:14
And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak, and he said to him, "[Are] you the man of God who came from Judah?" And he said, "I [am]."
1 Kings 13:15
Then he said to him, "Come home with me, and eat bread."
1 Kings 13:16
And he said, "I may not return with you, nor go in with you, neither will I eat bread or drink water with you in this place.
1 Kings 13:17
For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, 'You will eat no bread or drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you came.'"
1 Kings 13:18
He said to him, "I [am] a prophet also as you [are]; and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, 'Bring him back with you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.'" [But] he lied to him.
1 Kings 13:19
So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and drank water.
1 Kings 13:20
And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the Lord came to the prophet who brought him back.
1 Kings 13:21
And he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, "Thus the Lord says, 'Forasmuch as you have disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, and have not kept the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you,
1 Kings 13:22
But came back, and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which [the Lord] said to you, 'Eat no bread, and drink no water;' your carcass will not come to the sepulcher of your fathers.'"
1 Kings 13:23
And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey for him, [to knowledge], for the prophet whom he had brought back.
1 Kings 13:24
And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him, and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.
1 Kings 13:25
And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass, and they came and told [it] in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
1 Kings 13:26
And when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard [thereof], he said, "It [is] the man of God, who was disobedient to the word of the Lord, therefore the Lord has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke to him."
1 Kings 13:27
And he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." And they saddled [him].
1 Kings 13:28
And he went and found his carcass cast [it] in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the carcass, the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the donkey.
1 Kings 13:29
And the prophet took up the carcass of the man of God, and laid it upon the donkey, and brought it back, and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
1 Kings 13:30
And he laid his carcass in his own grave; and they mourned over him, [saying], "Alas, my brother!"
1 Kings 13:31
And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons, saying, "When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulcher wherein the man of God [is] buried; lay my bones beside his bones.
1 Kings 13:32
For the saying which he cried by the word of the Lord against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which [are] in the cities of Samaria, will surely come to pass."
1 Kings 13:33
After this thing, Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but again made of the lowest of the people priests of the high places, whoever would, he consecrated him, and he became [one] of the priests of the high places.
1 Kings 13:34
And this thing became a sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut [it] off, and to destroy [it] from off the face of the earth.
1 Kings 14:1
At that time, Abijah, the son of Jeroboam, fell sick.
1 Kings 14:2
And Jeroboam said to his wife, "Arise, I pray you, and disguise yourself, that you are not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get to Shiloh, behold, there [is] Ahijah the prophet, who told me that [I should be] king over this people.
1 Kings 14:3
And take ten loaves with you, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him, he will tell you what will become of the child."
1 Kings 14:4
And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
1 Kings 14:5
And the Lord said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to ask a thing of you for her son; for he [is] sick, thus and thus you will say to her, for it will be, when she comes in, that she will feign herself [to be] another [woman]."
1 Kings 14:6
And it was [so], when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, "Come in, you wife of Jeroboam; why do you feign yourself [to be] another? For I [am] sent to you [with] heavy [tidings].
1 Kings 14:7
Go, tell Jeroboam, 'Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, 'Forasmuch as I exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over My people Israel,
1 Kings 14:8
And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you, and [still] you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do [that] only [which was] right in My eyes;
1 Kings 14:9
But have done evil above all who were before you, for you have gone and made other gods for yourself, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back.
1 Kings 14:10
Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut him off, [he] who urinates against the wall from Jeroboam, [and] him who is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung, until it is all gone.
1 Kings 14:11
The dogs will eat him who dies of Jeroboam in the city; and the fowls of the air will eat him who dies in the field, for the Lord has spoken [it].
1 Kings 14:12
Arise therefore, get to your own house, [and] when your feet enter into the city, the child will die.
1 Kings 14:13
And all Israel will mourn for him, and bury him, for only he of Jeroboam will come to the grave, because there is found in him [some] good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
1 Kings 14:14
Moreover, the Lord will raise up a king for Himself over Israel, who will cut off the house of Jeroboam that day, but what? Even now.
1 Kings 14:15
For the Lord will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and He will root up Israel out of this good land, which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the Lord to anger.
1 Kings 14:16
And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned, and who made Israel to sin.'"
1 Kings 14:19
And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.
1 Kings 14:20
And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] twenty two years, and he was put to rest with his fathers, and Nadab, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 14:21
And Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, reigned in Judah. Rehoboam [was] forty one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord chose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah, an Ammonitess.
1 Kings 14:22
And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.
1 Kings 14:23
For they also built high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
1 Kings 14:24
And there were also sodomites in the land, [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the Children of Israel.
1 Kings 14:25
And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, [that] Shishak, king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem.
1 Kings 14:26
And he took away the treasures of the House of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all, and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
1 Kings 14:27
And king Rehoboam made brazen shields in their stead, and committed [them] to the hands of the chief of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
1 Kings 14:28
And it was [so], when the king went into the House of the Lord, that the guard bore them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
1 Kings 14:29
Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
1 Kings 14:30
And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all [their] days.
1 Kings 14:31
And Rehoboam was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name [was] Naamah, an Ammonitess. And Abijam, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 15:1
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam reigned over Judah.
1 Kings 15:2
He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
1 Kings 15:3
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him, and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father.
1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless for David's sake, the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem.
1 Kings 15:5
Because David did [that which was] right in the eyes of the Lord, and did not turn aside from any [thing] that He commanded him all the days of his life, except only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
1 Kings 15:6
And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
1 Kings 15:7
Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
1 Kings 15:8
And Abijam was put to rest with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David, and Asa, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 15:9
And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam, king of Israel, Asa reigned over Judah.
1 Kings 15:10
And he reigned for forty one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
1 Kings 15:11
And Asa did [that which was] right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father.
1 Kings 15:12
And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings 15:13
And also Maachah his mother, he even removed her from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt [it] by the brook Kidron.
1 Kings 15:14
But the high places were not removed, nevertheless, Asa's heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.
1 Kings 15:15
And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which he himself had dedicated, into the House of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.
1 Kings 15:16
And there was war between Asa and Baasha, king of Israel, all their days.
1 Kings 15:17
And Baasha, king of Israel, went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow any to go out or come in to Asa, king of Judah.
1 Kings 15:18
Then Asa took all the silver and the gold [that were] left in the treasures of the House of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants, and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,
1 Kings 15:19
"[There is] a league between me and you, [and] between my father and your father, behold, I have sent a present of silver and gold to you; come and break your league with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may depart from me."
1 Kings 15:20
So Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts whom he had against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
1 Kings 15:21
And it came to pass, when Baasha heard [thereof], that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
1 Kings 15:22
Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none [were] exempted, and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, whereby Baasha had built; and king Asa built Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah with them.
1 Kings 15:23
The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless, in the time of his old age, he was diseased in his feet.
1 Kings 15:24
And Asa was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoshaphat, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 15:25
And Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa, king of Judah, and reigned over Israel for two years.
1 Kings 15:26
And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin whereby he made Israel to sin.
1 Kings 15:27
And Baasha, the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which [belonged] to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
1 Kings 15:28
Even in the third year of Asa, king of Judah, Baasha slayed him, and reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 15:29
And it came to pass, when he reigned, [that] he struck all the house of Jeroboam; he did not leave to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite.
1 Kings 15:30
Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation whereby he provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger.
1 Kings 15:31
Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 15:32
And there was war between Asa and Baasha, king of Israel, all their days.
1 Kings 15:33
In the third year of Asa, king of Judah, Baasha, the son of Ahijah, began to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, for twenty four years.
1 Kings 15:34
And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin whereby he made Israel to sin.
1 Kings 16:1
Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu, the son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying,
1 Kings 16:2
"Forasmuch as I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over My people Israel; and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made My people Israel sin, to provoke Me to anger with their sins;
1 Kings 16:3
Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make your house like the house of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.
1 Kings 16:4
The dogs will eat him who dies of Baasha in the city; and the fowls of the air will eat him who dies of his in the fields."
1 Kings 16:5
Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:6
So Baasha was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah, and Elah, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 16:7
And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu, the son of Hanani, the word of the Lord came against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, in provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.
1 Kings 16:8
In the twenty sixth year of Asa, king of Judah, Elah, the son of Baasha, began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, for two years.
1 Kings 16:9
And his servant Zimri, captain of half [his] chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of [his] house in Tirzah.
1 Kings 16:10
And Zimri went in and struck him, and killed him, in the twenty seventh year of Asa, king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 16:11
And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, [that] he slew all the house of Baasha, he did not leave him one who urinates against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
1 Kings 16:12
Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
1 Kings 16:13
"For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel sin, in provoking the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities."
1 Kings 16:14
Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:15
In the twenty seventh year of Asa, king of Judah, Zimri reigned for seven days in Tirzah. And the people [were] encamped against Gibbethon, which [belonged] to the Philistines.
1 Kings 16:16
And the people [who were] encamped heard say, "Zimri has conspired, and has also slain the king," therefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.
1 Kings 16:17
And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.
1 Kings 16:18
And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died,
1 Kings 16:19
For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the Lord, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel sin.
1 Kings 16:20
Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he had done, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:21
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts, half of the people followed Tibni, the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.
1 Kings 16:22
But the people who followed Omri prevailed against the people who followed Tibni, the son of Ginath, so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.
1 Kings 16:23
In the thirty first year of Asa, king of Judah, Omri began to reign over Israel, for twelve years, he reigned for six years in Tirzah.
1 Kings 16:24
And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.
1 Kings 16:25
But Omri did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all who [were] before him.
1 Kings 16:26
For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and in his sin whereby he made Israel sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
1 Kings 16:27
Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:28
So Omri was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria, and Ahab, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 16:29
And in the thirty eighth year of Asa, king of Judah, Ahab, the son of Omri, began to reign over Israel, and Ahab, the son of Omri, reigned over Israel in Samaria for twenty two years.
1 Kings 16:30
And Ahab, the son of Omri, did evil in the sight of the Lord above all who [were] before him.
1 Kings 16:31
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, that he took Jezebel to wife, the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.
1 Kings 16:32
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
1 Kings 16:33
And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
1 Kings 16:34
In his days, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho, he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by Joshua, the son of Nun.
1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, [who was] of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "[As] the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there will not be dew or rain these years, but according to my word."
1 Kings 17:2
And the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
1 Kings 17:3
"Get from here, and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.
1 Kings 17:4
And it will be, [that] you will drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
1 Kings 17:5
So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.
1 Kings 17:6
And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
1 Kings 17:7
And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
1 Kings 17:8
And the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
1 Kings 17:9
"Arise, get to Zarephath, which [belongs] to Zidon, and dwell there, behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you."
1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman [was] there gathering sticks, and he called to her, and said, "Fetch me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink."
1 Kings 17:11
And as she was going to fetch [it], he called to her, and said, "Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand."
1 Kings 17:12
And she said, "[As] the Lord your God lives, I have no cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse, and, behold, I [am] gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
1 Kings 17:13
And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go [and] do as you have said, but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring [it] to me, and after, make for you and for your son.
1 Kings 17:14
For thus the Lord says God of Israel, 'The barrel of meal will not waste, neither will the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the Lord sends rain upon the earth.'"
1 Kings 17:15
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah, and she, and he, and her house, ate for [many] days.
1 Kings 17:16
[And] the barrel of meal did not waste, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by Elijah.
1 Kings 17:17
And it came to pass after these things, [that] the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
1 Kings 17:18
And she said to Elijah, "What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?"
1 Kings 17:19
And he said to her, "Give me your son." And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
1 Kings 17:21
And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried to the Lord, and said, "O Lord my God, I pray You, let this child's soul come into him again."
1 Kings 17:22
And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
1 Kings 17:23
And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother, and Elijah said, "See, your son lives."
1 Kings 17:24
And the woman said to Elijah, "Now by this I know that you [are] a man of God, [and] that the word of the Lord in your mouth [is] truth."
1 Kings 18:1
And it came to pass [after] many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth."
1 Kings 18:2
And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And [there was] a sore famine in Samaria.
1 Kings 18:3
And Ahab called Obadiah, who [was] the governor of [his] house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly.
1 Kings 18:4
For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water).
1 Kings 18:5
And Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go into the land, to all fountains of water, and to all brooks, perhaps we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we do not lose all the beasts."
1 Kings 18:6
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it, Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
1 Kings 18:7
And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him, and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, "[Are] you my lord Elijah?"
1 Kings 18:8
And he answered him, "I [am], go, tell your lord, 'Behold, Elijah [is here].'"
1 Kings 18:9
And he said, "What have I sinned, that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?
1 Kings 18:10
[As] the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom, where my lord has not sent to seek you, and when they said, '[He is] not [there];' he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they did not find you.
1 Kings 18:11
And now you say, 'Go, tell your lord, 'Behold, Elijah [is here].'
1 Kings 18:12
And it will come to pass, [as soon as] I am gone from you, that the Spirit of the Lord will carry you where I do not know; and [so] when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he will slay me, but I, your servant, fear the Lord from my youth.
1 Kings 18:13
Was it not told to my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the Lord's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
1 Kings 18:14
And now you say, 'Go, tell your lord, 'Behold, Elijah [is here],' and he will slay me."
1 Kings 18:15
And Elijah said, "[As] the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
1 Kings 18:16
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
1 Kings 18:18
And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and you have followed Baalim.
1 Kings 18:19
Now therefore send, [and] gather all Israel to me to Mount Carmel, and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of the groves, who eat at Jezebel's table."
1 Kings 18:20
So Ahab sent to all the Children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to Mount Carmel.
1 Kings 18:21
And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long have you been between two opinions? If the Lord [is] God, follow Him, but if Baal, [then] follow him." And the people did not answer him a word. [*37:123 - 126]
1 Kings 18:22
Then Elijah said to the people, "I, [even] I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets [are] four hundred and fifty men.
1 Kings 18:23
Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay [it] on wood, and put no fire [under], and I will dress the other bullock, and lay [it] on wood, and put no fire [under].
1 Kings 18:24
And call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord, and the God who answers by fire, let him be God." And all the people answered and said, "It is well spoken."
1 Kings 18:25
And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one bullock for yourselves, and dress [it] first; for you [are] many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire [under]."
1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed [it], and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, "O Baal, hear us." But [there was] no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
1 Kings 18:27
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, "Cry aloud, for he [is] a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, [or] perhaps he sleeps, and must be awakened."
1 Kings 18:28
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, until the blood gushed out upon them.
1 Kings 18:29
And it came to pass, when midday had past, and they prophesied until the [time] of the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that [there was] neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
1 Kings 18:30
And Elijah said to all the people, "Come near me." And all the people came near him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord [that was] broken down.
1 Kings 18:31
And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, "Israel will be your name."
1 Kings 18:32
And he built an altar in the name of the Lord with the stones, and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
1 Kings 18:33
And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid [him] on the wood, and said, "Fill four barrels with water, and pour [it] on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood."
1 Kings 18:34
And he said, "Do [it] the second time." And they did [it] the second time. And he said, "Do [it] the third time." And they did [it] the third time.
1 Kings 18:36
And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, "Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that You [are] God in Israel, and [that] I [am] Your servant, and [that] I have done all these things at Your word.
1 Kings 18:37
Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You [are] the Lord God, and [that] You have turned their heart back again."
1 Kings 18:38
Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.
1 Kings 18:40
And Elijah said to them, "Take the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." And they took them, and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
1 Kings 18:41
And Elijah said to Ahab, "Get up, eat and drink; for [there is] a sound of abundance of rain."
1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
1 Kings 18:43
And said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." And he went up, and looked, and said, "[There is] nothing." And he said, "Go again seven times."
1 Kings 18:44
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, there arises a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare [your chariot], and get down, that the rain does not stop you.'"
1 Kings 18:45
And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
1 Kings 18:46
And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
1 Kings 19:1
And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and all how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
1 Kings 19:2
Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do [to me], and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."
1 Kings 19:3
And when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which [belongs] to Judah, and left his servant there.
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree, and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I [am] not better than my fathers."
1 Kings 19:5
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise [and] eat."
1 Kings 19:6
And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank, and laid down again.
1 Kings 19:7
And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for you."
1 Kings 19:8
And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that meat for forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the Mount of God.
1 Kings 19:9
And he came there to a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord [came] to him, and He said to him, "What do you do here, Elijah?"
1 Kings 19:10
And he said, "I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts, for the Children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
1 Kings 19:11
And He said, "Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord." And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord; [but] the Lord [was] not in the wind, and after the wind, an earthquake; [but] the Lord [was] not in the earthquake.
1 Kings 19:12
And after the earthquake, a fire; [but] the Lord [was] not in the fire, and after the fire, a still, small voice.
1 Kings 19:14
And he said, "I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts, because the Children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away." [*Romans 11:2 - 3]
1 Kings 19:15
And the Lord said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you come, anoint Hazael [to be] king over Syria.
1 Kings 19:16
And you will anoint Jehu, the son of Nimshi, [to be] king over Israel, and Elisha, the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, you will anoint [to be] prophet in your room.
1 Kings 19:18
Yet I have left seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him." [*Romans 11:4]
1 Kings 19:19
So he departed from there, and found Elisha, the son of Shaphat, who [was] plowing [with] twelve yoke [of oxen] before him, and he with the twelfth, and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
1 Kings 19:20
And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, "Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother, and [then] I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"
1 Kings 19:21
And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
1 Kings 20:1
And Benhadad, the king of Syria, gathered all his host together, and [there were] thirty two kings with him, and horses, and chariots, and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.
1 Kings 20:2
And he sent messengers to Ahab, king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, "Thus Benhadad says,
1 Kings 20:3
'Your silver and your gold [are] mine; your wives also and your children, [even] the best, [are] mine.'"
1 Kings 20:4
And the king of Israel answered and said, "My lord, O king, according to your saying, I [am] yours, and all that I have."
1 Kings 20:5
And the messengers came again, and said, "Thus Benhadad speaks, saying, "Although I have sent to you, saying, 'You will deliver me your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;'
1 Kings 20:6
Yet I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time, and they will search your house, and the houses of your servants; and it will be, [that] whatever is pleasant in your eyes, they will put [it] in their hand, and take [it] away."
1 Kings 20:7
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, "Mark, I pray you, and see how this [man] seeks mischief, for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I did not deny him."
1 Kings 20:8
And all the elders and all the people said to him, "Do not listen [to him], nor consent."
1 Kings 20:9
Therefore he said to the messengers of Benhadad, "Tell my lord the king, 'All that you sent to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I may not do.'" And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.
1 Kings 20:10
And Benhadad sent to him, and said, "The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."
1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel answered and said, "Tell [him], 'Do not let him who girds on [his harness] boast himself as he who puts it off.'"
1 Kings 20:12
And it came to pass, when [Benhadad] heard this message, as he [was] drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said to his servants, "Set [yourselves in array]." And they set [themselves in array] against the city.
1 Kings 20:13
And, behold, there came a prophet to Ahab, king of Israel, saying, "Thus the Lord says, 'Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand this day; and you will know that I [am] the Lord.'"
1 Kings 20:14
And Ahab said, "By whom?" And he said, "Thus the Lord says, ['Even] by the young men of the princes of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who will order the battle?" And he answered, "You."
1 Kings 20:15
Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two, and he numbered all the people after them, [even] all the Children of Israel, [being] seven thousand.
1 Kings 20:16
And they went out at noon. But Benhadad [was] drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty two kings who helped him.
1 Kings 20:17
And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying, "Men have come out of Samaria."
1 Kings 20:18
And he said, "Whether they have come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they have come out for war, take them alive."
1 Kings 20:19
So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army that followed them.
1 Kings 20:20
And they slew, every one his man, and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them, and Benhadad, the king of Syria, escaped on a horse with the horsemen.
1 Kings 20:21
And the king of Israel went out, and struck the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.
1 Kings 20:22
And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself, and mark, and see what you do, for at the return of the year, the king of Syria will come up against you."
1 Kings 20:23
And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, "Their gods [are] gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than us; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than them.
1 Kings 20:24
And do this thing: Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms.
1 Kings 20:25
And number an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot, and we will fight against them in the plain, [and] surely we will be stronger than them." And he listened to their voice, and did so.
1 Kings 20:26
And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
1 Kings 20:27
And the Children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them, and the Children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
1 Kings 20:28
And there came a man of God, and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, "Thus the Lord says, 'Because the Syrians have said, 'The Lord [is] God of the hills, but He [is] not God of the valleys,' therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you will know that I [am] the Lord.'"
1 Kings 20:29
And they pitched one over against the other for seven days. And [so] it was, that in the seventh day, the battle was joined, and the Children of Israel slew a hundred thousand footmen of the Syrians in one day.
1 Kings 20:30
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and [there,] a wall fell upon twenty seven thousand of the men [who were] left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
1 Kings 20:31
And his servants said to him, "Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel [are] merciful kings, let us, I pray you, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel, perhaps he will save your life."
1 Kings 20:32
So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and [put] ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, "Your servant Benhadad says, 'I pray you, let me live.' And he said, '[Is] he still alive? He [is] my brother.'"
1 Kings 20:33
Now the men diligently observed whether [anything would come] from him, and hastily caught [it], and they said, "Your brother Benhadad." Then he said, "Go, bring him." Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
1 Kings 20:34
And [Benhadad] said to him, "The cities, which my father took from your father, I will restore; and you will make streets for you in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria." Then [Ahab said], "I will send you away with this covenant." So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.
1 Kings 20:35
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor in the word of the Lord, "Strike me, I pray you." And the man refused to strike him.
1 Kings 20:36
Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will slay you." And as soon as he had departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
1 Kings 20:37
Then he found another man, and said, "Strike me, I pray you." And the man struck him, so that in striking he wounded [him].
1 Kings 20:38
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
1 Kings 20:39
And as the king passed by, he cried to the king, and he said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me, and said, 'Keep this man, if by any means he is missing, then your life will be for his life, or else you will pay a talent of silver.'
1 Kings 20:40
And as your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." And the king of Israel said to him, "So your judgment [will be]; you have decided [it]."
1 Kings 20:41
And he hastened, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him, that he [was] of the prophets.
1 Kings 20:42
And he said to him, "Thus the Lord says, 'Because you have let go a man, whom I appointed to utter destruction, out of [your] hand, therefore your life will go for his life, and your people for his people.'"
1 Kings 20:43
And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.
1 Kings 21:1
And it came to pass after these things, [that] Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which [was] in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.
1 Kings 21:2
And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it [is] near my house, and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it; [or], if it seems good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money."
1 Kings 21:3
And Naboth said to Ahab, "The Lord forbids it from me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you."
1 Kings 21:4
And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him, for he had said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he laid himself down upon his bed, and turned his face away, and would eat no bread.
1 Kings 21:5
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, "Why is your spirit so sad, that you do not eat bread?"
1 Kings 21:6
And he said to her, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, 'Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you [another] vineyard for it,' and he answered, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'"
1 Kings 21:7
And Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, [and] eat bread, and let your heart feel good, I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed [them] with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and to the nobles who [were] in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
1 Kings 21:9
And she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1 Kings 21:10
And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, 'You blasphemed God and the king.' And [then] carry him out, and stone him, that he may die."
1 Kings 21:11
And the men of his city, [even] the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, [and] as it [was] written in the letters which she had sent to them.
1 Kings 21:12
They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1 Kings 21:13
And two men came in, children of Belial, and sat before him, and the men of Belial witnessed against him, [even] against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth blasphemed God and the king." Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
1 Kings 21:14
Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth is stoned, and is dead."
1 Kings 21:15
And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money, for Naboth is not alive, but dead."
1 Kings 21:16
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
1 Kings 21:17
And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1 Kings 21:18
"Arise, go down to meet Ahab, king of Israel, who [is] in Samaria, behold, [he is] in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to possess it.
1 Kings 21:19
And you will speak to him, saying, 'Thus the Lord says, 'Have you killed, and also taken possession?' And you will speak to him, saying, 'Thus the Lord says, 'In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs will lick your blood, even yours.'"
1 Kings 21:20
And Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, "I have found [you], because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of the Lord.
1 Kings 21:21
Behold, I will bring evil upon you, and will take away your posterity, and will cut off him who urinates against the wall from Ahab, and him who is shut up and left in Israel,
1 Kings 21:22
And will make your house like the house of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha, the son of Ahijah, for the provocation whereby you have provoked to anger, and made Israel to sin."
1 Kings 21:23
And the Lord also spoke of Jezebel, saying, "The dogs will eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
1 Kings 21:24
The dogs will eat him who dies of Ahab in the city; and the fowls of the air will eat him who dies in the field."
1 Kings 21:25
But there were none like Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel, his wife, stirred up.
1 Kings 21:26
And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all [things] as the Amorites did, whom the Lord cast out before the Children of Israel.
1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
1 Kings 21:28
And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1 Kings 21:29
"Do you see how Ahab humbles himself before Me? Because he humbles himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, [but] I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."
1 Kings 22:1
And they continued for three years without war between Syria and Israel.
1 Kings 22:2
And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, came down to the king of Israel.
1 Kings 22:3
And the king of Israel said to his servants, "Do you know that Ramoth in Gilead [is] ours, and we [are] still, [and] do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?"
1 Kings 22:4
And he said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead?" And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "I [am] as you [are], my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
1 Kings 22:5
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the Lord today."
1 Kings 22:6
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Should I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or will I forbear?" And they said, "Go up; for the Lord will deliver [it] into the hand of the king."
1 Kings 22:7
And Jehoshaphat said, "[Is there] not a prophet here of the Lord besides, that we might inquire of him?"
1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "[There is] yet one man, Micaiah, the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Do not let the king say so."
1 Kings 22:9
Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, "Hasten Micaiah [here], the son of Imlah."
1 Kings 22:10
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, each sat on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
1 Kings 22:11
And Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, made him horns of iron, and he said, "Thus the Lord says, 'With these you will push the Syrians, until you have consumed them.'"
1 Kings 22:12
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper, for the Lord will deliver [it] into the king's hand."
1 Kings 22:13
And the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets [declare] good to the king with one mouth, let your word, I pray you, be like the word of one of them, and speak [that which is] good."
1 Kings 22:14
And Micaiah said, "[As] the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that will I speak."
1 Kings 22:15
So he came to the king. And the king said to him, "Micaiah, will we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or we will forbear?" And he answered him, "Go, and prosper, for the Lord will deliver [it] into the hand of the king."
1 Kings 22:16
And the king said to him, "How many times will I adjure you that you tell me nothing but [that which is] true in the name of the Lord?"
1 Kings 22:17
And he said, "I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep who do not have a shepherd, and the Lord said, 'These have no master, let them return, every man to his house in peace.'"
1 Kings 22:18
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?"
1 Kings 22:19
And he said, "Hear therefore the word of the Lord, I saw the Lord sitting on His Throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left.
1 Kings 22:20
And the Lord said, 'Who will persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead?' And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
1 Kings 22:21
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, 'I will persuade him.'
1 Kings 22:22
And the Lord said to him, 'Wherewith?' And he said, 'I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And He said, 'You will persuade [him], and prevail also, go forth, and do so.'
1 Kings 22:23
Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all your prophets, and the Lord has spoken evil concerning you."
1 Kings 22:24
But Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, went near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way did the Spirit of the Lord go from me to speak to you?"
1 Kings 22:25
And Micaiah said, "Behold, you will see in that day, when you will go into an inner chamber to hide yourself."
1 Kings 22:26
And the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Joash, the king's son;
1 Kings 22:27
And say, 'Thus the king says, 'Put this [fellow] in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.'"
1 Kings 22:28
And Micaiah said, "If you return at all in peace, the Lord has not spoken by me." And he said, "Listen, O people, every one of you."
1 Kings 22:29
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, went up to Ramothgilead.
1 Kings 22:30
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put on your robes." And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
1 Kings 22:31
But the king of Syria commanded his thirty two captains who had rule over his chariots, saying, "Fight neither with small or great, except only with the king of Israel."
1 Kings 22:32
And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, "Surely it [is] the king of Israel." And they turned aside to fight against him, and Jehoshaphat cried out.
1 Kings 22:33
And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it [was] not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
1 Kings 22:34
And a [certain] man drew a bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the harness, therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn your hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded."
1 Kings 22:35
And the battle increased that day, and the king was standing up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at evening, and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.
1 Kings 22:36
And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, "Every man to his city, and every man to his own country."
1 Kings 22:37
So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
1 Kings 22:38
And [one] washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armor; according to the word of the Lord which He spoke.
1 Kings 22:39
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 22:40
So Ahab was put to rest with his fathers; and Ahaziah, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 22:41
And Jehoshaphat, the son of Asa, began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab, king of Israel.
1 Kings 22:42
Jehoshaphat [was] thirty five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for twenty five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
1 Kings 22:43
And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing [that which was] right in the eyes of the Lord, nevertheless the high places were not taken away; [for] the people still offered and burnt incense in the high places.
1 Kings 22:44
And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
1 Kings 22:45
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
1 Kings 22:46
And the remnant of the sodomites, who remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
1 Kings 22:47
[There was] then no king in Edom, a deputy [was] king.
1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
1 Kings 22:49
Then Ahaziah, the son of Ahab, said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships." But Jehoshaphat would not.
1 Kings 22:50
And Jehoshaphat was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoram, his son, reigned in his stead.
1 Kings 22:51
Ahaziah, the son of Ahab, began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and reigned for two years over Israel.
1 Kings 22:52
And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.
1 Kings 22:53
For he served Baal, and worshiped him, and provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.