old and stricken in years they covered him with clothes, he no heat. his servants said unto himet there be sought for my ord the king a young and himnd let her lie in bosom, that my ord the king may get heat.o they sought for a fair amsel throughout all the of Israel and found a and brought her to the king. And the amsel was fair, and cherished the king and ministered to himut the king knew her not.
Adoniah the son of Hagith exalted himself sayingI will be kingnd he him chariot and horsemen and fifty men to run before him. And his father and his mother bre him after Absalom. And he with Joab the son of Zruiah and with Abiathar the priestnd they. But the priest, the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, and Rei and the sheep and oxen and the stone of Zoheleth which is by , and all his brethren the kings sons and all the men of Juda the kings servantsut Nathan the prophet and and the mighty men and Slomon his brother he not.
Nathan spke unto the mother of sayingast thou not heard that Adoniah the son of Hagith doth reign David ? Now therefore come I give thee counsel, save thine own life and the life of thy son Slomon. and get thee unto ing David and say unto himidst thou my ord king unto handmaid saying Slomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my hy then Adoniah , while thou yet talkest there with the king, I will come in after thee and thy words.
And went in unto the king into the chambernd the king was very old and Abisag the ministered unto . And and obeisance unto the king. And the king saidhat thy God unto thine handmaid
shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my her face to the earth and did the ing and said my lord ing David live ever.ing David all me the priest and Nathan the prophet and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. The king said unto themake with you the servants of your ord, and Slomon my son upon mine own ule and him down to Gihon. And let the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israelnd blow ye with trumpet and say save ing hen come up after him, hm come and sit upon my or he shall be king in my steadnd I have to be over Israel and Juda. And Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, Amenhe God of my ord the king say so too. the hath been with my ord the king, even so be with and make his than the of my ord ing David.
the priest and Nathan the prophet and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada and the and went down and Slomon upon ing Davids ule and him to Gihon. And the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle and anointed Slomon. And they blew trumpet, and all saidGod save ing And all the people came up after him with pipes and great, so that the earth with the sound of them.And Adoniah and all the guests were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said the son of Abiathar the priest camend Adoniah saidome for thou art a and bringest good tidings. And Jonatha answered and said to Verily our ord ing David hath made Slomon king. And the king sent with him the priest and Nathan the prophet and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada and the , and they have him upon the kings ule. And the priest and Nathan the rophet have anointed him king in Gihon a they up that the city again. is the noise that ye have heard. And Slomon sitteth on the of the kingdom. And moreover the kings servants to bless our ord ing David saying make the name of Slomon than thne, and his than . And the king bowed himself upon the bed. And al thus said the kinglessed be the God of Israel hath one to sit on my this day, mine eyes seeing it.
And all the guests were with Adoniah were afraid and rose up and went every man his way.
And Adoniah arose and went and caught hold on the horns of the altar. And it
was told the horns
of the altar sayinget ing Slomon swear unto me that he will not slay his servant with
the sword. And Slomon said, f he will a , there shall not a hair of him fall t
the earthut if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.ing
Slomon sent and him down from the altar. And he came and ing
nd Slomon said him to thine house.
the days of David nigh he should die he charged Slomon his son saying commandments, , and testimonies, as it is written in the aw of Moses that thou mayest take heed to their way, walk before e in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,
Joab the son of Zruiah me, and what he to the two captains of the osts of Israel unto Abner the son of Ner and unto Amasa the son of Jether 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. therefore according to thy wisdom and not his head down to the grave in peace. show kindness unto the sons of the , and let them be among eat at table they to me when I fled Absalom thy brother.
And , thou hast with thee Smei the son of Gera of Bahurim, cursed me with a curse I went to ut he came me Jordan, and I swre to him by the , saying, will not thee with the sword. to the grave with blood.
o David with his fathers, and was buried in the ity of David. And the days David reigned Israel were forty years: seven years in Hebron, and thirty and three years in Jerusalem. sat upon the of David his father his kingdom was .
Adoniah the son of Hagith came to the mother of Slomon. And she said knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel their on me, that I should reign the kingdom turned petition of thee deny me not. And she said unto him he saidpeak I pray thee, unto Slomon the king (for he will not say thee) that he give me Abisag the wife. And saidell I will speak for thee unto the king.
went unto ing Slomon to speak unto him for Adoniah. And the king rose up her and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his nd a seat set for the kings mother and she sat on his right . Then she saidI desire petition of thee say not . And the king said unto herAsk on my mother for I will not say thee . And she saidet Abisag the be given to Adoniah thy brother wife. And ing Slomon answered and said unto his mother why dost thou ask Abisag the for ? sk for him the kingdom, he is mine elder brotherven for him and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zruiah. Then King Slomon swre by the sayingGod do so to me and if Adoniah have not spoken this word against . Now therefore as the liveth hath me and set me on the of David my father, and hath made me a house as e promised, Adoniah shall this day. And ing Slomon sent by the hand of Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada and him that he died.
And unto Abiathar the priest said the kinget thee to unto thine own fields, for thou art worthy of death but I will not at this time thee, because thou the rk of the Lord before David my father and because thou Abiathar from being priest unto the fulfil the word of the which e spke the house of Eli in Siloh. Then tidings came to Joab for Joab had turned after not after . fled unto the tabernacle of the and caught on the horns of the altar. And it was told ing that Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the and by the altar. Then Slomon sent Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada sayingo him. And Bnaiah cme to the tabernacle of the said unto himhus saith the king, ome And he saidayut I will die here. And Bnaiah brought the king word sayinghus said Joab and thus he answered me.
And the king said as he hath said him and bury him, take away the blood which Joab shed from me and from the house of my father. And the his blood upon his own head, two men righteous and better than he and slew them with the sword Abner the son of Ner captain of the ost of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether captain of the ost of Juda blood return upon the head of Joab and the head of his seed for ever b David, and his seed, and his house, and his , for ever.
Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and him and slew him and buried in his own house in the wilderness. And the king put Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada in his over the ost, and the priest in the of Abiathar.
the king sent and called Smei, and said himuild thee a house in Jerusalem and dwell there and go not thence . For be the day thou goest out and passest over the , thou shalt for thy blood shall be thine own head. And Smei said unto the king is s my ord the king hath said, so will servant do. And Smei dwelt in Jerusalem many day. And it at the end of three years that two of the servants of Smei ran away unto Achis son of king of Gth. And told saying, thy servants in Gth. And Smei and saddled his ss and to Gth to Achis to seek his servants and and brought from Gth.
it was told that Smei had gone from Jerusalem to and come . And the king sent and called and said unto himDid I not thee by the , and unto thee saying thou goest out and walkest abroad , thou shalt ? And thou me, that I have heard. Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the and the commandment that I thee
he king said to hou all the wickedness which thine heart
that thou did to David my father. thy wickedness upon thine
own head and ing be blessed, and the of be before the
for ever. the king commanded Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada went out and him
that he died. And the kingdom in the hand of Slomon.
Slomon affinity with Pharao king of Egypt, and took Pharaos daughter and brought her into the ity of David until he had made an end of building his own house and the house of the and the wall round about. Only the people sacrificed in , because there was no house built unto the name of the until those days. And Slomon loved the in the of David his father only he sacrificed and incense in .
And the king went to thousand burnt offerings upon that altar.n the appeared to in a dream by nightnd God saidAsk what I shall give thee. And Slomon saidhou hast show unto hy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before hee in truth and in righteousness and of heart with heend hou hast kept for him this great , that hou hast given him a son to sit on his as it is this day.
And now my God, hou hast made hy servant king instead of David my father. And I am know not how to . And hy servant is in the midst of hy people hou hast chosen, a people that cannot be numbered for multitude. Give therefore hy servant an understanding heart to judge hy people, discern between good and bador who is able to judge this hy so a people?
And pleased the Lord, that Slomon had this thing. God said unto himecause thou hast asked this thing and hast not asked long life, neither hast asked riches, nor the of thine enemies, but hast asked , I have done according to thy , I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there was none like thee before, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have given thee that thou not, both riches and so that there shall be king like thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in y ways to keep and commandments as thy father did walk, I will lengthen thy days. Slomon awoke, was dream. And he came to Jerusalem and and made a feast all his servants.
Then two women were harlots unto the king and stood before him. And the one saidO my ord I and this woman dwell in one housend I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And the third day after I was delivered was delivered also we together no stranger with us in the house save we two . And this child died in night, she it. And she arose at midnight and took my son from while thine handmaid slept and laid it in her bosom and her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, it was dead. But when I had it in the morningehold, it was not my son I . And the other woman saidut the living is my son, and the dead And said, the dead is thy son, and the living hus they before the king. Then said the kinghe one saith, his is my son, and the deadnd the other saithayut thy son is the dead and the . the kingring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king saidDivide the living child in two, and give half to the one and to the other.
Then spke the woman whose the living child was unto the kingfor her yearned
her son and said my ord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it the
other said it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and saidive
her the living child and slay ithe is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the
judgment which the king had judged and feared the king for they saw that the wisdom of God
was in him to do .
o ing Slomon was king over all Israel. And these were : Azariah the son of the priest Elihoreph and the sons of , scribes Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud, the recordernd Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the ostnd and Abiathar were the priestsnd Azariah the son of Nathan was over the nd Zabud the son of Nathan was and the kings nd the householdnd the son of Abda over the tribute.
And Slomon had twelve over all Israel the king and his household each man his month in a year the son of Hesed in to him pertained Socoh and all the land of Hepher the son of Abinadab, all the region of Dor, Taphth the daughter of Slomon wife Baana the son of Ahilud Tanach and all which is by Zaranah beneath Jezrel, from Bethsan to the towns of Jair the son of Manasse which in hi the of Argob in Basan, great cities with wall and ars
Ainadab the son of had Mahanaim Ahimaaz he Basemath the daughter of Slomon wife Baanah the son of Husai Aser and Aloth Jehosaphat the son of Smei the son of Elah Benjamin Gber the son of Uri the country of the of Shon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Basan, and was in the land. Juda and Israel were many as the sand the sea in , eating drinking and making merry. And Slomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river the land of the Philistines unto the border of Egypthey brought presents and served Slomon all days of his life.
And oxen, and twenty out of the pastures and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and over all the kings on side the nd he had peace all . And Juda and Israel dwelt , every man under his vine and under his fig tree from Dan to , all the days of Slomon.
And Slomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for chariots and twelve thousand horsemen. And the for ing Slomon and for all came ing table every man his month lacked nothing.arley and straw for the horses and brought unto the place where the officers were, every man his
wisdom and understanding exceeding much and heart, even as the
sand the wisdom exceed the wisdom of all of the
East country and all the wisdom of . he all men Ethan
the Ezrahite, and Heman Chalcol and the sons of nd his all nations . And three thousand proverbsnd his songs
were a thousand and five. And he of trees, from the edar tree that in
unto the yssop that springeth out of the wall. And there came all to hear the wisdom of Slomon, from all kings of the
earth had heard of his wisdom.
And Hiram king of Tre sent his servants unto Slomon, for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the of his father David my father could not build a house unto the name of the his God war which on every side, until the put them under his ft. But now the my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil . And I to build a house unto the name of the my God, as David my father sayinghy son I will upon thy , he shall build a house unto y name. Now command that they hew me edar trees nd my servants be with thou shalt appoint, for thou knowest that there not among us that skill to hew timber like unto the .
Hiram heard the words of Slomon, he rejoiced greatly and saidBlessed be the this day hath David a wise son over this people. And Hiram sent to sayingI have the which thou sentest to me, and will all thy concerning timber of edar and fir. My servants shall bring them from Lbanon the seand I will convey them by s unto the place that thou shalt me, and will cause them to be discharged there, thou receive them. And thou shalt trees and fir trees a h desire. And Slomon gave Hiram twenty thousand of wheat his household, and twenty of pure oil gave Slomon to Hiram year by year.
And the gave Slomon wisdom as e promised himnd there was peace between Hiram and and they together. And ing Slomon raised a tribute all Israelnd the was thirty thousand men he sent to Lbanon, ten thousand a month by they were in Lbanon and two months at home
Adoniram was over the . And Slomon had and ten thousand bre burdens and thousand hewe in the mountains besides the the work, three thousand and three hundred, ruled the people wrought in the work. And the king, they brought great stones and
stones, to lay the foundation of the house. And
timber and stone to build the house.
And it came to pass the four hundred and year after the children of Israel come out of the land of Egypt, the fourth year of reign Israel, the second month that he began to build the the . And the house which Slomon built for the , was cubits the breadth of the house, and ten
the walls of the house round about, both the temple and the nd made round about.he nethermost was five cubits broad and the middle sixnd the third seven cubits broad fastened in the walls of the house. And the house was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither, so that there was neither hammer ax any tool of iron heard in the house while it was in building.
he door the middle was in the right sidend went up with winding stairs into the middle , and out of the middle into the third.o he built the house and finished it, and with beams and . And then he built chambers all the five cubits and the house with of edar.
And the word of the came to Slomon, sayingoncerning th house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in and execute y and keep all y commandments to walk in them then will I thee, which I David thy father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will not forsake y people Israel. built the house and finished itnd the walls of the house within with of the floor of the house with planks of fir.
And he twenty cubits the of the both floor and walls with edar, was forty cubits long. And the edar of the house within was carved with and flowersll was to set there the rk of the of the . And the was twenty cubits and twenty in breadth and twenty in heightnd he it with pure gold, and
the house within with pure goldnd he made And the whole house he overlaid with gold until he had the altar that was the he overlaid with gold.
And within the he made two of olive tree, ten cubits high part of oe wing unto the part of the other ten cubits.
And the other herub was ten cubits both the were of one measure and one size. The height of the one herub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other. And he the the inner housend stretched the wings, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall and the wing of the other touched the other wallnd wings touched one another in the midst of the house. And he overlaid the with gold.
And all the walls of the house round about And the floor of the house he with gold doors of olive tree them with gold, and gold the and the trees. the door of the temple posts of olive tree flowers, and covered them with gold
he built the inner court with three rows of hew stone and row of edar .
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the laid, in the month
nd in the eleventh year in the month Bul which is the eighth month, was he seven years in
upon the pillars. And was edar above upon the beams that lay on And all the doors posts were
Then he made a porch house where he another court th porch was of the work. Slomon made house for Pharaos daughter he had taken wife, like unto th porch.
ll these were of stones measure sawed with saws within and without, even from the foundation unto the , and on the outside toward the great court. And the foundation was of stones great stones of ten cubits and of eight. And above were stones according to the and edar. And the great court round about was with three rows of hew stone and row of edar the inner court of the house of the and the porch of the . And ing Slomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre a widows son of the tribe , his father of Tyre a in brass and wisdom understanding and to work all work in brass. And he came to ing Slomon and wrought all his work.e cast two pillars of brass of eighteen cubits apiece and a of twelve cubits compass of them about. And he made two of molten brass to set the tops of the pillars of chain work for the were the pillars, seven for the one and seven for the other. And he made the pillars, and of the pillars were the pomegranates And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple and set up the right pillar called the name thereo Jachin, and set up the left pillar called the name thereof Boaz. And the top of the pillars
of thirty cubits compass it aboutnd under the brim of it when it was cast.t stood twelve oxen three , and three ast and the sea upon them, and all their hind parts were inward. And it was a thick, and the brim wrought like the brim of a cup with flowers of lilies. t contained thousand baths.
And he made ten of brass four cubits and four cubits between the ledgesnd on the between the ledges were lions, oxen and . And upon the ledges above and beneath the lions and oxen work. And every had four brazen wheels of brassnd the four corners
a cubit and a half were four wheels and the joined to the nd the height of wheel was a cubit and half. And the of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel the and were all molten. And four the four corners were of the very .
And in the of the was there a round of half a cubit high this manner he made the ten ten lavers of brass forty aths, and four cubits, every one of the laver. And he put five on the right of the and five on the leftnd the sea on the right of the astward
all the work that he made ing Slomon for the house of the : two pillars and two of the that were on the top of the two pillars, and four hundred pomegranates two , two rows o to cover the two of the that were the pillarsnd the ten ten lavers and sea twelve oxen under and pots shovels and basins. And all these vessels which Hiram made ing Slomon for the house of the were of bright brass.n the plain of Jordan did the king cast them in the clay between and Zarthan. And Slomon left all the vessels unweighed, exceeding of brass .
And Slomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the : the ltar of gold, and the table of gold the shwbread was both for the doors of the , the ost oly, and for the doors of the temple.
o was ended all the work that ing Slomon made for the house of the . And Slomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated silver gold and
vessels put the treasure of the house of the .
Then Slomon the elders of Israel all the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, unto And all the men of Israel assembled unto ing Slomon the feast in the month Ethanim which is the month. And all the elders of Israel cme, the priests took up the rk of the , and the tabernacle of and all the holy vessels that were the priests and the Levites up. And ing and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled were with him before the rk, sheep and oxen that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
And the priests brought the rk of the under the wings of the . For the their wings over the rk, and covered and the staves thereof the staves so that the ends of the the holy place before the , were not seen nd there they unto this day.here was nothing in the rk save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the made a with the children of Israel they cme out of Egypt.
And when the priests come out of the oly place, cloud filled the house of the , that the priests could not to minister because of the cloud for the glory of the had filled the house of the . Then spke Slomon: he said that e would dwell in darkness. I have built hee a house to dwell in, for hee to abide in for ever.
And the king turned his face and blessed all the congregation of Israel, all the congregation standing. And he saidBlessed be the God of Israel, spke with is mouth unto David my father people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city of the tribes of Israel to build a house, that y name might be thereut I chose David to be over y people Israel.
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the God of Israel. the said unto David my father it was in thine heart to build a house y name, thou didst well that was. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house but thy son shall come out of thy loins, he shall build house of David my father and st on the of Israel, as the promised, and have built a house for the name of the God of Israel. And I have there a place for the rk wherein the covenant of the which e made with our fathers brought them out of the land of Egypt. And Slomon stood before the altar of the in the of all the congregation of Israel and his hands heaven and said God of Israel, there is no God like hee in heaven above or earth beneath, keepest and mercy with hy servants walk before hee with all their hast kept with hy servant David my fatherhou him. Thou spakest with hy mouth and hast fulfilled with hine hand, as it is this day. now God of Israel, keep with hy servant David my fatherhou him saying if thy children take heed to their way that they walk before e as thou hast walked before e.ow God of Israel, let hy word be which hou spakest unto hy servant David my father.
But indeed dwell on the earth? Behold heaven heavens contain hee how much less this house that I have built? the prayer of hy servant and his supplication O my God, to unto the and prayer which hy servant prayeth before hee , that hine eyes may be open this house night and day, the place of which hou hast said, y name shall be there that hou hearken unto the prayer which hy servant shall this place. And hearken the supplication of hy servant and of hy people Israel they shall pray this placend hear hou heaven hy dwelling place and when hou hearest. any man trespass against his the wicked to bring his way upon his head, and the righteous to give him according to his righteousness. When hy people Israel be before
because they have sinned against this place and hy name and turn from their servants and of hy people Israel, that hou them good way walk, and give rain upon hy land
besiege them in the land their cities, whatsoever plague sickness , prayer and be made all hy people Israel, shall every man the plague of his own heart and forth his hands every man according to his ways knowest for hou knowest the hearts of all the children of ) that they may fear hee they live the which hou gavest unto fathers. a stranger is not of hy people Israel come out of a far country for hy names sake (for they shall hear of hy great name and of dwelling place and do according to all that the stranger calleth to hee for that all of the earth may know hy name to fear hee as do hy people Israel, and that may know that this house which I have built is called hy name.
go out to battle against their hou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the toward the city which hou hast chosen and toward the house that I have built for hy name hear hou their prayer and, and their cause.
they against hee (for there is no man that sinneth not) and hou angry with them and deliver them to the enems that they away unto the land of the, far or near yet if they in the land they , and and unto hee in the land of them captive, sayinge have sinned and have done have and so unto hee with all their heart and all their soul in the land of their enemies them captive, and pray unto hee toward the land which hou gavest unto their fathers, the city which hou hast chosen and the house which I have built for hy then hear hou their prayer and supplication heaven hy dwelling place, and their and hy people have sinned against hee and all their that they may have compassion on themor they hy people and hine inheritancehou broughtest out of Egypt from the furnace of iron eyes be open unto the of hy servant and unto the of hy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call unto hee. For hou didst separate them to be hine inheritance, hou by the hand of Moses hy servant when hou our fathers out of Egypt O Lord .
And when Slomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the , he arose from before the altar of the from kneeling on his knees his hands up to heavennd stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice sayingBlessed be the hath given rest unto is people Israel according to all that e promisedhere not one word of all good promise which e promised by the hand of Moses is servant.he our God be with us, as e was with our fathers forsake us, that e our hearts unto im to walk in all is ways, and to keep is commandments and which e commanded our fathers. And these my words I have before the , be nigh unto the our God day and night, that the cause of is people Israel , that all of the earth may know that the our God, to walk in
and all Israel with him, offered before the . And offered unto the twenty thousand oxen and a hundred and twenty thousand sheepo the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the .he same day the king hallow the middle of the court that before the house of the for there he offered and and the fat of the , because the brazen altar that was before the was too little to receive the and and the fat of the peace offerings.
And Solomon held feast and all Israel with him, a congregation,
from the of Hmath unto the iver of Egypt, before the our God seven days and
seven days, fourteen days. the eighth day he sent the people awaynd they
blessed the king and went unto their tents and glad heart for all the goodness that the
had finished the building of the house of the and the kings , and all appeared unto him at . And the said unto himI have heard thy prayer and that thou made before e have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put y name there and ine eyes and ine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before e as David thy father walked, in of heart and , to do all that I have commanded thee, and keep and then I will the of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father saying shal not
which I have set before you, but go and serve other ods and them then will Israel out of the land which I have given themnd this house which I have hallowed for y name will out of y sightnd Israel shall be a proverb and a by it shall be astonished and shall hiss and they forsook the their God brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other ods and have and served them therefore hath the brought upon them all this evil. at the end of twenty years Slomon had built the two houses, the house of the and the kings Hiram the king of Tyre had gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. And Hiram from Tyre to see the cities which Slomon had given him, they pleased him not. he saidhat cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother?nd he called them the land of unto this day. Hiram sent the king of gold. And this is the the which ing Slomon raised to build the house of the and his own house, and and the wall of Jerusalem, and , and , and Gzer.
For Pharao king of Egypt up and and burn it with fire and the Cananites dwelt in the city, and it for a present unto his daughter wife. And Slomon built and the ether and Baalath and in the wilderness in the land and all the cities that Slomon had, and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen and that to build in Jerusalem and and in all the land of his .
And all the people were left of the Amorites, , , and Jebusites, were not of the children of the children were left in the land, the children of Israel were not able to destroy did Slomon unto this day. of the children of Israel Slomon mae no bondmenut they were men of war and his servants and his and aptains and rulers of his chariots and his orsemen.hese the five hundred and fifty, the people wrought in the work.
Pharaos daughter came up out of the ity of David unto house which Slomon had built for her he buil Mllo. And a year Slomon offer and upon the altar which he built unto the
beside Eloth on the of the ed ea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent his
servants, shipmen the sea, with the servants of Slomon. And they to
Ophir and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and
brought it to Slomon.
And the queen of Sba heard of the of Slomon concerning the name of the , came to him with . And she came to Jerusalem with a great amels that bre and much and precious stonesnd when she come to Slomon, she communed with him all that was in her heart. And Slomon her all her questions there was not thing from the king which he her not.
And when the queen of Sba had seen all wisdom and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the of his and their apparel, and his and his he the house of the , was . she said to the king I heard in mine own land of thy and wisdom half was not told mehy wisdom and exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men happy are these thy servants, stand before thee and hear thy wisdom.lessed be the thy God thee, to set thee on the of Israelecause the loved Israel for ever, therefore made thee king to do and .
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of , and precious stoneshere came such abundance of as theueen of Sba gave to ing Slomon. And of Hiram that brought gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir great plenty of lmug trees and precious stones. And king made of the lmug trees pillars the house of the the kings , harps and psalteries for singers. There came no more lmug trees, nor seen unto this day. And ing Slomon gave unto the ueen of Sba all her desire she asked besides that gave her his . o she her own country her servants. weight of gold that came to Slomon in one year was six hundred and six talents of gold, besides he had merchants and of all the kings of Arab and the of the country. And ing Slomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold six hundred of gold went to buckler. And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold three pounds of gold to nd put them in the ouse of the of Lbanon.
the king made a great of vory and it with gold.he had six stepsnd the top of the was round behind on either side on the place sat, and two ions beside the in any kingdom. And all ing drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the ouse of the of Lbanon were of pure gold. silver it was nothing in the days of Slomon. For the king had exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. And all the to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. And brought every man his present vessels of silver and of gold, and gathered together chariots and horsemen he had a thousand and four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, he in the and with the king at Jerusalem.
And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and out of Egypt for six hundred of silver,
and a horse for a hundred and fifty for all the kings of the and for the kings of Syria.
But ing Slomon loved many women the daughter of Pharao: of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, and nations which the said unto the children of Israel, not them, the come you for surely they will turn your heart after their ods. Slomon in love. And he had seven hundred and three hundred concubines his wives turned his heart after other ods his heart was not perfect with the his God, as was the heart of David his father.
Slomon the of the , and Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Slomon in the sight of the and not after the as did David his father. Slomon built a for the abomination of the hill that before Jerusalem, and Molch the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his because his heart turned from the God of Israel whh appeared unto him twice and him this thing that he should not other odsut he kept not that which the commanded the said as this is done thee, and thou hast not kept and which I have commanded thee, I will rend the kingdom from thee and will give it to thy servant. Notwithstanding I will not do it David thy but I will but will give one tribe to thy son David y and which I have chosen.
And the stirred up an adversary Slomon, Hadad Edomite of the kings Edom. For when David was in Edom, and Joab of the host gone up to bury slain Edomites of his fathers servants with him, to go Egypt, Hadad being yet a little . And they arose out of Mdian and to and took men with them out of and came to Egypt unto Pharao king , gave him a house and appointed him victuals and gave him land.
And Hadad great favor in the sight of Pharao, so that he gave him wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of the ueen. And the sister of bre him his son among the sons of Pharao. And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David with his fathers and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, said to Pharaoet me depart, that I may go to mine own country. Then unto him what thou with me, that thou go to thine own country? And he , othing let me go. And God stirred up another adversary, Rzon the son of Eliada, fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah gathered men unto him and became captain over , when David slew nd they went to Damasc and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damasc. And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Slomon, the that Hadad did abhorred Israel and reigned Sria.
And Jeroboam the son of an Ephraite of lifted up his hand against the king. And that he lifted up his hand against the king Slomon built and the of David his father. And Jeroboam was made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. And it at that Jeroboam ou of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahiah the Silonite him the way a new , and the two alone in the field. And Ahiah caught the new that was on him and rent it in twelve piecesnd said to Jeroboamake thee ten piecesor ths saith the God of Israel: ehold, I will ren the kingdom out of the hand of and will give ten tribes to thee he shall have one for y servant Davids sake and for the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel because they have forsaken e and have the of the , the od of the Moabites and Milcom the od of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in y ways to do that David his father.
be I will take the kingdom out of his hand but will make him all his life for David y servants sake, I chose because he kept y commandments and . But I will take the kingdom out of his sons hand and will give unto thee ten tribesnd his son one, that David y servant may have a light always before e in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen e to put y name there. And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign all that thy soul desireth and shalt be king over Israel. And if thou hearken unto all that I command thee, and walk in y ways and do is right in y sight, keep and commandments as David y servant did will be with thee and build thee house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee. And will the seed of David, but not for ever.
Slomon sought to kill Jeroboam Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt unto
king of Egypt and until the death of Slomon. And the rest of the cts of
and all that he did, and his wisdom are written in the book of the cts of And
the time that Slomon reigned in Jerusalem all Israel was forty years. And with his fathers, and was buried in the ity of David his father and Rehoboam his son
reigned in his stead.
And Rehoboam went to for all Israel come to Schem to make him king. And when the son of they sent and called himnd Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and spke unto Rehoboam sayinghy father made our yoke grievousow make thou the grievous service of thy father and his yoke which he put us lighter, and we will serve thee. And he said unto themepart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
And ing Rehoboam with the old men stood before Slomon his father while he yet lived, and said ye answer this people? And they unto himIf thou be a servant unto this people this day and serve them and answer them and speak words to them they will be thy servants for ever. But he the counsel the old men him, and with the young men up with him and him.
And he said unto themhat counsel give ye answer this people have me sayingake the yoke which thy father put upon us lighter? And the young men father made our yoke heavy, make thou it lighter thus them little finger shall be than my fathers loins And now where my father I will chastise you with scorpions Jeroboam and all the people cme to Rehoboam the third day, as the king appointed, saying, ome to me again thi day the king answered the people and the counsel of the young men sayingMy father made your yoke , I will y father chastised you with whips, I will chastise you with scorpions the king hearkened not unto the people for the unto Jeroboam the son of Nbat.
when all Israel saw that the king them, the people answered the king saying have in David inheritance in the son of . To your tents Israelow see to thine own house Davido Israel departed unto their tents. the children of Israel dwelt in the of Juda, Rehoboam reign. Then ing Rehoboam sent the tributend all Israel stoned him with stonesing Rehoboam made up to his chariot fle to Jerusalem.o Israel the house of David unto this day. And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam come again, they sent and called him unto the congregation and made him king over Israelhere followed the house of David, but the tribe of Juda only. And when Rehoboam come to Jerusalem, he all the house of Juda the tribe of a hundred and chosen men warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Slomon.
the word of unto the man of God sayingpeak unto Rehoboam the son of king of Juda, and unto all the house of Juda and Benjamin, and the remnant of the people saith the : not nor fight against your brethren the children of Israeleturn every man to his house, for this is he the word of the and returned depart according to the word of the . Then Jeroboam built Schem in ount Ephraim and dwelt thereinnd went from thence and built Pnuel.
And Jeroboam in his heartow the kingdom return to the house of David.f this people go up do sacrifice in the house of the at Jerusalem, then shall
the turn again unto their ord Rehoboam king of Judand shall kill me and go
again to Rehoboam king of Juda. Whereupon the king took counsel and made two calves of gold
and said unto the to go to Jerusalem. Behold ods Israel
which brought out of the land of Egypt And he the one in Bethel and the other in Dan.
And th sin the people went before the one Dan. And he
made house of hi, and made of the lowest of the people were not of the
sons of Levi. And Jeroboam a feast the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast
that in Juda, and offered the altar. o did he in Bethel, unto the calves that he
had madend he in Bethel the priests of the which he had made. he offered
upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, which he had
of his own heart and a feast unto the children of Israel and the
And behold, there came a man of God out of the word of Bethel a Jeroboam stood by the altar to nd cried against the altar the of the and said altar, altar, thus saith the a child shall be born the house of David, Josiah by name upon thee shall offer the priests of the upon thee, and mens bones upon thee. And he gave the same sayinghis is the sign the hath
Behold the altar shall rent and the ashes that are it shall out.
And when ing heard the saying of the man of God h cried against the altar in Bethel, he his hand from the altar saying hold him And his hand which he put forth him dried up, that he could not pull it in to himhe altar and the ashes out the altar according to the which the man of God had given the of the . And the king answered and said unto the man of God the thy God and for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the , and hand to him again as before.
the king unto the man of Godome home with me and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward. the man of God the king, f thou give me half thine house, I not go with thee neither I eat drink water in this place. For so was it charged me the word of no bread nor drink water nor turn again by the same way thou .o he went another way and returned not by the way he came to Bethel. there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel, sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel the words which he unto the king they told their father. And their father said unto themhat way went he?or his sons had seen way the man of God went came from Juda. said his sonsaddle me ss. they saddled him ssnd he thereon and went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an aknd said unto himrt thou the man of God camest from Juda? And he said, .
Then he said himome home with me and eat bread. And saidI may not return with thee, go with thee neither I eat bread drink water with thee in this place. For it was said to me by the of the eat no bread nor drink water , nor turn by the way thou .e said unto himI am a prophet as thou and an ngel spke unto me the word of the sayingring him with thee thine house, hm eat bread and drink water lied unto him.o went with him and ate bread in his house and drank water.
And as they sat at the table, the word of the came unto the prophet brought him nd he cried unto the man of God came from Juda, sayinghus saith the : thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the , and hast not kept the commandment which the thy God commanded thee, but camest back and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place which shall not come unto the of thy fathers.
And he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled ss for the prophet he had brought . And he a ion met him by the way and slew him and his carcas and the lion standing and and told it in the where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet brought him back from the way heard thereof, he saidt is the man of God the of the . herefore the hath delivered him unto the ion which hath him and slain him, according to the word of the which And he went and found cast in the way and the ss and the lion standing the ion had not eaten the carcas nor the ss. And took up the of the man of God and it upon the ss and brought it and came to the city to and to bury him. And he laid his in his own grave and over him, my brother And he had buried him, he spke to his sons sayinghen I am dead, bury me in the wherein the man of God is buried lay my bones his. For the saying which he cried the of the against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of which are in the cities of Samaria, shall come to pass.
th Jeroboam not from his way but made
the lowest of the people priests the hosoever would, he , and
became priests of the . And this sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to
destroy it from off the face of the earth.
At that time Abiah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said his wife and that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam, and get thee to Siloh. Ahiah the rophet told me that I should be king over this people. And take with thee ten laves and and a cruse of honey, and go to hime tell thee what shall of the . And Jeroboams wife did so arose and went to and came to the house of Ahiah. But Ahiah could not see, for his eyes were dim age.
And the said unto ehold the wife of Jeroboam cometh to herself to be another woman. when Ahiah heard the sound of her feet as she came the door he saidome in thou wife of Jeroboamhy feignest thou thyself to be another? I am sent to thee .
Go tell Jeroboam, hus saith the God of Israel: as I exalted thee from among the people and made thee prince over y people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it thee and thou hast not been as y servant David, kept y commandments and followed e with all his heart to do that only which right in ine eyes but hast done evil above all were before thee, hast gone and made the other ods and images to provoke e, and hast cast e behind thy therefore behold I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam and will from Jeroboam that against the wall and is in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as mn take away dung till it be . of Jeroboam die in the shall the dogs eat, and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat for the hath it get thee to thine house and thy ft enter the city, the shall die. all Israel shall mourn him and bury him for only of Jeroboam shall come to the , because in him there is found towar the God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Moreover the shall up a king over Israel shall the house of Jeroboam that day. what now the shall smite Israel, as a reed in the water and Israel out of this good land which e gave to their fathers, and scatter them beyond , because they have made the to anger. And e give Israel up because of the sin of Jeroboam and made Israel sin.
And Jeroboams wife arose and departed, and she cme to the threshold of the door, the . And all Israel him, according to the word of the which e spke by the hand of is servant Ahiah the rophet. And the rest of the of Jeroboam, how he warred and how he reigned, are written in the book of the of the kings of Israel. And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty yearsnd he with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
And Rehoboam the son of Slomon reigned in Juda was forty one years old when he began to reign, and reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem the city which the chose out of all the tribes of Israel to put is name there. is mothers name was Naamah an Ammonite. And in the sight of the and im above all that their fathers on every high hill and under every green tree. And there in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the cast out before the children of Israel. And the fifth year of ing Rehoboam king of Egypt up Jerusalemnd took away the treasure of the house of the and the treasure of the kings house all. And he took away the shields of gold which Slomon made.ing Rehoboam made brazen shields and them the of the of the guard the door of the kings house. And the king went the house of the , th guard bre them and brought them into the guard chamber.
rest of the cts of Rehoboam and all he did, are written in the book of of the kings
of And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their
eighteenth year of Jeroboam the son of Nbat, reigned Abiam over hree years in Jerusalem. is mothers name was the daughter of . And he walked in all the sins of his father which he before him and his heart was not with the his God, as the heart of David his father. Nevertheless for Davids sake did the his God give him a in Jerusalem, set up his son after him to Jerusalemecause David did commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uria the . And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam . the rest of the of and all that he did, are written in the book of the of the kings of Juda And there was war between Abiam and Jeroboam. And Abiam with his fathers, and they buried him in the ity of Davidnd Asa his son reigned in his stead.
twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel over and in Jerusalem. And his mothers name was the daughter of . And Asa did that right in the eyes of the , David his father. And he the the land, and all the dols that his fathers had made. And Maacah his mother from being , because she had made an dol in a grovend Asa destroyed her dol and burn it by the rook . But the hi. Nevertheless Asas heart was with the all his days. And he brought in th his father had dedicated and the things dedicate the house of the , silver and . And there was war between Asa and Baasa king of Israel all their days.
And Baasa king of Israel went up against Juda and built Ramah, that he king of . Then Asa took all the silver and gold that left in the of the house of the and the of the kings house and delivered his servantsnd sent them to Benhadad the son of the son of Hezion king of dwelt at Damasc, saying king of Israel, that he may depart from me. Benhadad hearkened unto ing Asa and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel and smote , Dan, and all with all the land of . And when Baasa heard that he left building Ramah and dwelt in Trzah. Then ing Asa made a proclamation throughout all none . And they took the stones of Ramah and the timber wherewith Baasa had built and ing Asa built with Benjamin and .
he of all the of Asa and all his might and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Juda in his old age he was diseased in his feet. And Asa with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his fathernd Jehosphat his son reigned in his . And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign Israel the second year of Asa king of Juda, and reigned Israel two year. And he did evil in the sight of the and walked in the way of his father and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin. Baasa the son of of the house of conspired against him and him at the Philistines for Nadab and all Israel siege Gbethon. the third year of Asa king of Baasa slew him and reigned in his stead. And he , he all the house of Jeroboam left breathed, until he had him, unto the saying of the which e spke by is servant Ahiah the Silonite, the sin of Jeroboam he sinned and made Israel sin,
the chronicles of the kings of Israel And there was war between Asa and Baasa king of Israel all their days.
the third year of Asa king of Baasa the son of to reign over all Israel in
Trzah, twenty four years. And he did the ,
walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin.
Then the word of the to Jehu the son of Hanani against saying as I exalted thee out of dust and made thee over y people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam and hast made y people Israel sin, to anger with their I will of Baasa and of his house, and will make house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nbat. that dieth in the city shall dogs eat and him that dieth in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.
rest of the of and what he did and his
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel Israel divided in half the people followed Tbni the son of to make him kingnd half followed . But the people followed prevailed against the followed Tbni the son of so Tbni died and reigned.
thirty first year of Asa king of Juda began to reign over Israel twelve years six years in Trzah. And he bought the hill of Samaria for two talents of silver, and built the hill, and called the name of the city which he built after the name of of the hill wrought in the eyes of the worse than all were before him walked in all the ways of Jeroboam the son of and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin, to the God of Israel with their vanities.he rest of the acts of which he did and his that he , are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
thirty eighth year of Asa king of Juda began Ahab the son of to reign over Israel and reigned in Samaria twenty two years. were before him. it a light thing to walk in the sin of Jeroboam took Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the , and went and served Baal and him. And he reared an altar Baal in the house of Baal which he had in Samaria. And Ahab made than all the kings of Israel were before him.
In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho he laid the
foundation, and his youngest son , the word of the
which e spke by Josua the son of Nun.
And Eliah the was of the of , said unto Ahab the God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall be dew nor rain these years, .
And the word of came him sayinget thee hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself the rook that I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. he went and did according unto the word of the he went and dwelt by the rook that before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh morning after a while that the brook dried up, because there no rain the the word of the unto him saying get thee to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold I have commanded a widow there to sustain thee. he arose and went to . And when he came to the gate of the city, widow there gathering sticksnd he called to her and saidetch me I pray thee a little water in a that I may drink. And as she to fetch it, he to her and saidring me I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she the thy God liveth, I have no, but a handful of eal in a and a little il in a cruse. And , I sticks go and it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.
And Eliah said unto herear not go and do as thou hast said but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it me and afterward make for thee and thy son. For thus saith the God of Israel: he of eal shall not waste neither shall cruse oil, until the rain upon the earth. And she went and did nd she and he and her house the of meal wasted not neither the cruse oil according to the word of the which e spke Eliah.
And after these things that the son of the of the house fell sicknd his sickness
was so sore that there was no breath left in him. she unto hat have I to do with
thee, O thou man of God? rt thou come unto me And he took him out of her and carried him
up into a loft where he , and laid him upon his own bednd unto the and saidO my God, hast hou evil the widow with whom I sojourn
her son? And he stretched himself upon the three times, and unto the and saidO my God, let th soul come into him again And the heard the voice of
and the soul of the came into him again and he revived. And Eliah took the and brought
him down out of the chamber into the house and delivered him unto his mother and saidee, thy
son liveth. the said to ow I know that thou art man, and that the word of
the in thy mouth is truth.
And the word of the came to the third year sayingo show thyself unto Ahab, I send rain upon the earth. And Eliah went to show himself unto Ahab there was a in Samaria. Ahab called the governor of his house of the , took a hundred rophets and hid them fifty in , and bread and water. And Ahab said unto the land unto all fountains of water and unto all brooks we may save the horses and ules, that we not the beasts. they divided the land between them to it Ahab went one way by himself, and went another by himself.
and fell on his face and said have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver the hand of Ahab to slay me? As the thy God liveth there is no nation or kingdom whither my ord hath not sent to seek theend when they said not there, he took an oath the kingdom and nation found thee not. And now thou sayest as soon as I am gone from thee, the pirit of the shall carry thee whither I know and when I and Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me. I thy servant fear the from my . Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the rophets of the how I hid a hundred of the rophets fifty in cave, and them bread and water? And now thou sayest,
of hosts liveth, before whom I stand I will show myself unto him when Ahab saw Eliah, said unto himrt thou he that troubleth Israel? And he not trouble Israel, but thou and thy fathers house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the , and hast followed Baal.ow send and gather to me all Israel unto ount Carmel and the rophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the rophets of the four hundred, eat Jezebels table. Ahab sent all the children of Israel, and gathered the rophets unto ount Carmel.
And Eliah came unto all the people and said halt ye between two opinions? If the be God, follow im if Baal follow him. And the people answered him not word. Then said Eliah unto the people I only remain of the , Baals rophets are four hundred and fifty. Let give usnd let them choose on wood, and put no fire under And call ye on the name of your od, and I will call on the name of the nd the God that answereth by fire, God.
And all the people saidt is well spoken. unto the rophets of Baal, hoose you and dress firstfor ye are many and call on the name of your od, but put no fire under. And they took the was given them and dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning noon sayingO Baal hear us But there was no voice nor answer. And they leap the altar made. And at noon Eliah mocked them and saidfor he is a od he is talking, or And they cried , and cut themselves their manner with knives and lances, till the blood them. And when midday was , they prophesied until time there was neither voice nor answer nor any that regarded.
Eliah said all the ome me. And all the people came him. And he the altar of the that was broken. And took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the came sayingIsrael shall be thy name. And with the stones he an altar in the name of the nd he made a about the altar two of . And he put the wood in order, and the in pieces, and him on the wood and saidill four with water and pour it on the sacrifce and on the wood. And he saido . And they did he saido it the third time. And they did the third time. And the water ran round about the altar and the
God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, let it be known this day that hou art God in Israel, and that I am hy servant, and that I do all these things at hy . Hear me, ear me, that this people may know that hou art the God, and that hou hast turned their heart fire the and consumed the sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the . And when all the people saw , they fell on their faces and saidhe e is the not one of them escape And they them Eliah brought them down the rook and slew them there.
Eliah said unto Ahab, et thee up eat and drink for there is a sound of rain. Ahab went up to eat and to drink Eliah went up to the top of Carmelnd
himself the earth and put his face between his knees, and said to his servanto up look
toward the sea. And he went up and looked, and said is nothing. And he saido again seven
times. And the seventh time he saidehold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a mans hand. he saido say Ahab, chariot, and get thee
down that the rain stop thee not. And , heaven was black with clouds and
wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezrel. And the hand of the
was on and he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab the Jezrel.
And Ahab told all that Eliah had done, and how he had slain the rophets with the sword. Then Jezbel sent a messenger unto saying when he saw that, he arose and went for his life and came to into the wilderness, and sat down under a uniper tree and for that he might die, and said, t is enough O, take my , for I am not better than my fathers.
And as he lay and slept under uniper tree behold, an ngel touched him and said unto him and eat. And he looked and , there was a and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank and down again. And the ngel of the came again the second time and touched him and said and eat, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of Godnd a cave and lodged there
the word of the came to him and said hat doest thou here, ?And he I have been for the God of ostsor the children of Israel have forsaken hy covenant, down hine altars and slain hrophets with the swordnd I only am left and they seek my to it . And e said and stand before the . And behold, the by and a strong wind rent the mountains and the rocks before ut the was not in the windnd after the wind an earthquakeut the was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake fire but the was not in the firend after the fire a sll sll voice. And when Eliah heard it, he his face his mantle, and went out and stood of the cave. And , there came a voice unto him and saidhat doest thou here? And he I jealous for the God of osts because the children of Israel have forsaken down hine altars and slain hy prophets with the swordnd I only am left and they seek my to it the said unto himo thy way to the ilderness of Damascnd anoint Hazael to be king nd Jehu the son of anoint to be king over Israelnd the son of Saphat of anoint to be rophet in thy . And escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay and the sword of Jehu shall slay. I have left e seven thousand in Israel, which
with twelve yoke of oxen
before him, and he with the nd Eliah him and cast his mantle upon him. And he
left the oxen and ran after and saidet me I pray thee, kiss my father and mother, and then I
will follow thee. And he said himo back again, for what have I done to thee? And he
back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slew them and the flesh with the
instruments of the oxen and gave the people, and they . hen he arose and went after
and ministered unto him.
And Benhadad king of Sria gathered all his host together and thirty two kings with him, horse and chariotnd went up and besieged Samaria and warred against it. And he sent mesengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto himhus saith Benhadad silver and thy gold is mine thy wives and thy children mine. And the king of Israel answered and saidy ord king, according to thy saying, I am thine all I have.
And the messengers came again and saidhus Benhadad I have sent unto thee, saying deliver me thy silver and thy gold and thy wives and thy children I will send my servants unto thee tomorrow this time and they shall search thine house and the houses of thy servants shall that is in thine eyes, it away. Then the king of Israel the elders of the land and said I pray you and see how this mischiefor he sent unto me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold and I denied him . And all the elders and all the people said not him nor consent.
he said unto the messengers of Benhadadell my ord the kingll that And the messengers departed and brought him word Benhadad sent unto him and said do me and , if the dust of Samaria for all the people follow me. And the king of Israel answered and saidell himet not him that on his boast himself as he putteth it off. And when Benhadad heard , as he and the kings in the pavilions, he said unto his servants in array. And they themselves in array against the city.
And behold there came a rophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saith the thou all this great multitude? ehold, I will deliver into thine hand this day, thou know that I am the . And Ahab said, y whom? And he saidhus saith the : ven by the men of the Then he numbered the men of the of the and they were two hundred and thirty twond after them he numbered all the people, all the children of Israel seven thousand. And they went out at noon Benhadad was drinking drnk in the pavilions went out first
Benhadad sent out, and they him sayinghere men out of Samaria. And he said they come out for peace, take them alive they come for war, take them alive. men of the of the cme out of the city and the them they slew every one his mannd the Srians fled, and Israel themnd Benhadad the king of Sria escaped on a horse with horsemen. And the king of Israel went out and smote horse and chariot, and slew a great slaughter the
rophet to the king of Israel, and said himo and ma, and what thou doest for the year the king of Sria will come against thee. the servants of the king of Sria himods of the hills therefore they . But let us fight them in the plain, and we shall . And this : ake the kings away every man out of his place, and put in their . And number thee an like the that thou hast lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot and fight them in the plain, and we . And hearkened unto their voice and did so.
And the year, Benhadad numbered the and went up to Aphek to And the children of Israel slew of the Srians a hundred thousand footmen in one day. the rest fled to Aphek into the citynd there a wall upon twenty seven thousand of the were left. And Benhadad fled and into the city,
that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us put our oins and ropes our heads, and go out to the king of Israel he will save thy life. they girded their loins and put ropes their heads, and to the king of Israel and saidhy servant Benhadad saith, pray thee let me live. And he saids he yet alive? e is my brother. the and hastily caught it and said brother Benhadad. Then he said up into the chariot. And Benhadad said cities which my father took from thy father I will restore thou shalt make streets for in Damasc, as my father in Samaria. and sent him away.
a certain man of the of the rophets said unto his the word of the , mite me I pray thee. And the man smite him. said, ecause thou hast not obeyed the voice of the behold, as soon as thou art departed from me a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he departed from him, a ion found him and slew him. Then he found another man and said me I pray thee. And the man him wounded him. the rophet and waited for the king by the way and ashes upon his . And the king by, he cried unto and said, hy servant went out in the midst of the battle. And , or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver. And as thy servant here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him shall thy judgment be thyself.
And he hasted and took the ashes away from his and the king of Israel him, that he
was of the rophets. And he said unto the king, hus saith the : ecause thou hast let go a
man to , thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his. And the king of
Israel went to his house
these things that Naboth the Jezrelite had a vineyard in hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spke unto Naboth saying thy vineyard, a garden of herbs, because it my housend I will give thee a better vineyard it or if it thee I will give thee the worth of it in . Naboth said to Ahabhe forbid me that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Ahab his house and because of the word which Naboth the Jezrelite had spoken himI will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he down upon his bed and turned away his face, and would eat no Jezbel his wife came to him, and said unto himhy so , that thou eatest no ? And he said unto her, I spke unto Naboth the and said unto himive me thy vineyard for or else if , I will give thee another vineyard for it. And he will not give thee my vineyard.
I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezrelite. she wrote letter in Ahabs name and sealed with his seal, and sent
the elders and , and set Naboth on high among the people there came in two and sat before himnd the witnessed against Naboth the people sayingNaboth God and the king. they carried him out of the city and stoned him with stones they sent to sayingNaboth stoned dea. And when Jezbel heard that Naboth stoned said to Ahab take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezrelite, which he to give thee for for Naboth is not alive, but dead. And when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the to take possession of it.
And the word of the came Eliah the saying go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, is in Samaria. Behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth he gone down to it. And unto himhus saith the thou killed and the place where dogs the blood of Naboth shall dogs thy blood. And Ahab said to ast thou found me enemy? in the sight of the ., I will bring evil upon thee, and will , and will Ahab that against the wall, and in Israelnd will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nbat, and like the house of Baasa the son of Ahiah, for the wherewith thou hast anger and made Israel sin.
And Jezbel the saying dogs shall eat the wall of Jezrel. that dieth in the shall eat that dieth in the shall the fowls of the air eat. there was none like Ahab, w to work wickedness in the sight of the as did the Amorites the cast out before the children of Israel.
Ahab heard those words, he rent his clothes and put his flesh and fasted
and lay in and went . And the word of the came to Eliah the
sayingeest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before e? ecause he himself
before e, I will not bring th evil in his days but in his sons days will bring evil upon his
And they continued three year without war between Sria and Israel. And the third year king of Juda came to the king of Israel.
And the king of Israel for the Lord shall deliver it into the
And the messenger gone to call unto him, the words of the rophets good unto the king with one et thy word I pray thee be like the word of one of them, and speak that is good. And Micah said the liveth, what the , that will I speak.. And the king said unto him, shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but tru in the name of the ?
he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the said have no masteret them return every man to his house in peace. the king of Israel id I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good me, but evil? And Micah saidear therefore the word of the I saw the on is and all of heaven standing im on is right hand and on is left. And the saidho shall Ahab that he may go came forth a spirit and stood before the and said will him. And the spirit in the mouth of all rophets. And e said, hou shalt him and prevailo forth and do so. Now therefore behold, the hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy rophets the hath spoken evil thee.
Zedeiah the son of Cnaanah went and smoe Micah on the cheek and said the spirit of the from me to speak thee? And saidehold, thou shalt see in that day when thou shalt go chamber to hide . And the king of Israel saidake and carry him back Aon the governor of the city and Joa the kings son and sayhus saith the king Put this fellow in and feed him with bread and water hath not spoken me. And he said, earken people every one of you
o the king of Israel and Jehosaphat the king of Juda went up to . And the king of Israel said And the king of Israel himself and went battle. But the king of commanded captains his chariots sayingight neither with small nor great, save with the king of Israel. And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehosaphat, th the king of Israelnd turned to fight Jehosaphat cried out. And when the captains of the chariots that was not the king of Israel, they turned back from him.
And a certain man drew a bow and smote the king of Israel between the of . said unto the driver of his chariot, urn hand and carry me out of the host, for I am . And the battle increased that daynd the king in his chariot the Srians, and died at eveningnd the blood ran out of the wound into the of the chariot. And there went a proclamation throughout the host the down, sayingvery man to his city and to his own country washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria, the dogs licked up his blood and washed according the word of the which e spke.
and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made and the cities that he built, are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel Ahab with his fathers his son reigned in his stead.
Jehosaphat the son of Asa began to reign the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel was thirty five years old when he began to reign and reigned twenty five years in Jerusalem. And name was Azubah the daughter of . And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father not that was right in the eyes of the . the for the people offered and yet in the . And peace with the king of Israel.
the rest of the of Jehosaphat, and might that he , and how he warred, are
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of And the remnant of the , remained in the days of his father, he out of the land. There was
then no king in Edom a deputy Jehosaphat made ships
to go to Ophir for gold but they went not for the ships at . Then said
the son of Ahab unto et my servants go with th in the ships. But Jehosaphat would
not. And Jehosaphat with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city
of David his fathernd Jehoram his son reigned in his