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old and stricken in years they covered him with clothes, he
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
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, Bnaiah 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 servants
ut Nathan the prophet and and the mighty men and Slomon his brother he
Nathan spke unto the mother of sayingast thou not heard
that Adoniah the son of Hagith doth reign David ?
Now therefore come 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
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 Slomon thy son shall reign after me and he shall sit upon my
, and hath called all the sons of
the ing and Abiathar the priest and Joab the captain of the ostut Slomon thy servant hath he
And my ord king the eyes of all Israel thee, tell them
who shall sit on the of my ord the king after him.
when my ord the king with his fathers, I and
my son Slomon shall be .
And, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet .
And they told the king saying Nathan the prophet. And when he come before
the king, he
king, hast thou said, shall reign after me, and he shall
sit upon my ?
For he gone down this day and hath oxen and sheep , and
hath called all the kings sons and the captains of the ost and Abiathar the priestnd , they
eat and drink before him and say save ing
But me thy servant and the priest and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy
servant Slomon hath not called.
Is this thing done my ord the king and not show thy servant who should
sit on the of my lord the king after him
Then ing David answered and saidall me . And she came and stood before .
And the king As the hath my soul out of all
even as I swre unto thee by the God of Israel saying
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, 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 Pelethites 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 , 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
And the king sent with him
the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihonnd they cme 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 , 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
And Adoniah arose and went and caught hold on the horns of
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
And 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
heir 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 , the 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
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
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the and the commandment that I
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
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 to thousand
burnt offerings upon that altar.
n the appeared to in a dream by nightnd God saidAsk what I shall
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 a know not how to .
And hy servant is in the midst of hy people hou hast chosen, a people that
cannot be nor 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
, 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, 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
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
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 recorder
nd Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the ostnd and Abiathar were the priests
nd Azariah the son of Nathan was over the nd Zabud the son of Nathan was
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
Baana the son of Ahilud Tanach and all which is
by Zaranah beneath Jezrel, from Bethsan to Abel
the towns of Jair the son of Manasse
which in 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.
oxen, and twenty out of the pastures and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and and
over all the kings on side the 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
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 h 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 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 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
he sent to Lbanon, ten thousand a month by course 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 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
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 of edar.
And then he built chambers all the five cubits and the house
with of edar.
And the word of the came to Slomon, saying
oncerning 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.
o built the house and finished it
nd the walls of the house within with of edar the floor of
the house with planks of fir.
And he twenty cubits the of the both floor and walls with
, was forty cubits long.
And the edar of the house within was carved with
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 within
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
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 building it.
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
these were of stones measure sawed with saws
within and without, even from the foundation unto the , and on the outside toward the
And the foundation was of stones great stones of ten cubits and of
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
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
And the top of the pillars
of thirty cubits compass it about
nd 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
nd 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 axls the spokes 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
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 to cover the two of the that were the pillars
nd 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 lace, 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 of the unto his place into the
of the lace 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 with the children of Israel they cme out of
And when the priests come out of the oly place, the 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
And he saidBlessed be the God of Israel, spke with is mouth unto David my
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
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the God of
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
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
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 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
prayer and be made all hy people Israel, shall
every man the plague of his own heart and forth his hands
according to his wayshou knowest for hou knowest the hearts
of all the children of )
that they may fear hee they live the which hou gavest unto
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 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
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
and hy people have sinned against hee and all their
that they may have compassion on them
or they hy people and hine inheritancehou broughtest out of Egypt
from the furnace of iron
hine 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
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 heaven
nd stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice saying
Blessed 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
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
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
which I have set before you, but go and serve other ods and
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
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
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 brothernd 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
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 Bethoron 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 Lbanon 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 work 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
which is 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
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
she said to the king I heard in mine own land of thy and wisdom
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.
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 fiftynd so 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
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 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
when David was in Edom, and Joab of the host gone up to
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, 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 lifted up his hand against the king.
And that he lifted up his hand against the king Slomon built and
the ity of David his father.
And th 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 pieces
nd 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 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 tribes
nd 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 saying
hy 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
And ing Rehoboam with the old men stood before Slomon his father while he
yet lived, and said 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
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
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
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
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
stones. ing Rehoboam made up to his chariot fle to
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 saying
peak 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 a sin the people went before the one Dan.
And he made house of , 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
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 altar burn.
And behold, there came a man of God out of Juda the word of Bethel a
Jeroboam stood by the altar to
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 shall
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 him
he 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 heor his sons had seen way the
man of God went came from Juda.
said his sonsaddle me ss. they saddled him nd he
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, 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
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
And he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled 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
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
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.
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 the city, the
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
And Jeroboams wife arose and departed and she 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
And Juda in the sight of the and 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
nd 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 , 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
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 of the land, and all the dols that his fathers had
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 . Nevertheless Asas heart was with the all
And he brought in his father had dedicated and the things dedicate the house of the , silver gold 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
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
the third year of Asa king of Juda, 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,
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
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 saying
et thee hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself the rook that
I have commanded the ravens to feed thee
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 she and he and her house
nd 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.
said unto hat have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? rt thou come
unto me my sin
And he took him out of her and carried him
up into a loft where he , and laid him upon his own bed
nd 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
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 grass 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
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 not 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
when Ahab saw Eliah, said unto himrt thou he that
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
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
Then said Eliah unto the people I only remain of the , Baals
rophets are four hundred and fifty.
Let give usnd let them choose the and
cut 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.
said 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 t 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
he arose and went
and said unto
the children of Israel
And Benhadad the king of Sria
And the king of Israel
the king of Israel
unto him and said,
And the king of Israel
And the king of Israel went
, and said unto him
came to the king of
And the king of Israel said
the king of Israel
And the king of Israel
And he said unto said unto him,
the word of the
the king of Juda to .
And the king of Israel said
the king of Israel,
the king of Israel,
the king of Israel
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
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 burn 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
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
Then said the son of Ahab unto et my servants go with 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