THE FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS compared
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king David was old and stricken in years they covered him with clothes, he no heat. Wherefore his servants said unto himet there be sought for my ord the king a young and cherish himnd let her lie in bosom, that my ord the king may get heat. o they sought for a fair amsel throughout all the coasts of Israel and found Abisag a and brought her to the king. And the amsel was very fair, and cherished the king and ministered to him: ut the king knew her not.
Adoniah the son of Hagith exalted himself saying I will be kingnd he him chariot and horsemen and fifty men to run before him. And his father after Absalom. And he with Joab the son of 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 But Nathan the prophet and and the mighty men and Slomon his brother he not.
Nathan spake 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 king 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 why 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 th And she said My lord thou swarest by the 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 not . 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 was come before the king, he king, hast thou said, Adoniah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my ? For he is 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 God save king Adoniah. But me thy servant and the priest and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant hath not called. Is this thing done my ord the king and not thy servant, who should sit on the of my lord the king after him?Then king David answered and saidall me . And she came and stood before . And the king swareAs the that hath my soul out of all ven as I sware unto thee by the God of Israel saying shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my face to the earth and did the ing and said my lord king David live ever.
king 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 God save king Slomon. 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, Amen the God of my ord the king say so too. the hath been with my ord the king, even so
and Nathan the prophet and Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada and the and went down, and upon king Davids ule and him to Gihon. And the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle and anointed Slomon. And they blew trumpet and all said God save king Slomon. 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 that 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 king David hath made Slomon king. 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. the noise that ye have heard. And Slomon sitteth on the of the kingdom. And moreover the kings servants to bless our ord king David saying God 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 which hath one to sit on my this day, mine eyes seeing it.
And all the guests that 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 king Slomon swear unto me day that he will not slay his servant with the sword. And Slomon said, f he will a , there shall not an hair of him fall the earthut if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die. king Slomon sent and him down from the altar. And he came and king nd Slomon said him to thine house.
the days of David nigh he should die he charged Slomon his son saying I the way of the be thou strong and thyself walk in his ways keep his commandments, , and testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses that thou mayest take heed to their way, walk before me 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 har head down to the grave in peace. shw kindness unto the sons of the , and let them be that eat at table they to me when I fled Absalom thy brother.
And, thou hast with thee Smei the son of Gera of Bahurim, which cursed me with a curse I went to ut he came me Jordan, and I sware to him by the , saying, I will not thee with the sword. to the grave with blood. o David with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. And the days David reigned Israelwere forty years: seven years in Hebron, and thirty and three years in Jerusalem.
upon the of David his father and his kingdom was . Adoniah the son of Hagith came to the mother of Slomon. And she said thee. And she saiday on. And he saidhou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel their on me, that I should reign howbeit the kingdom turned and my brother for it was the nd now I ask 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 nay) that he give me Abisag the to wife. And saidell I will speak for thee unto the king. went unto king 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 said I desire petition of thee say me not nay. And the king said unto her Ask on my mother: for I will not say thee nay. And she saidet Abisag the be given to Adoniah thy brother to wife. And king Slomon answered and said unto his mother why dost thou ask Abisag the for Adoniah? ask for him the kingdom he is mine elder brotherven for him and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zruiah. Then ing Slomon sware by the saying God do so to me and if Adoniah have not spoken this word against and set me on the of David my father, and hath made me an house as he promised, Adoniah shall this day. And king 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 barest the rk of the Lord before David my father and because thou Abiathar from being priest unto the fulfil the word of the which he spake 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 king that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the and by the altar. Then Slomon sent Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada sayingo him. 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 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, my father 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 room over the ost and the priest in the room of Abiathar. the king sent and called Smei, and said himuild thee an house in Jerusalem and dwell there and go not thence any whither. 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: as 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 Maacah king of Gth. And told saying, thy servants be 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 was come again. And the king sent and called and said unto him Did I not thee by the , and unto thee saying thou goest out and walkest abroad any whither, thou shalt die? nd thou me, that I have heard. Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the , and the commandment that I theehe king said to hou all the wickedness which thine heart that thou didst to David my father therefore thy wickedness upon thine own headnd king Slomon be blessed, and the of be before the for ever. the king commanded Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada which 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 city of David until he had made an end of building his own house and the house of the and the wall of Jerusalem 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 there for that was the great place a thousand burnt offerings upon that altar.
n the appeared to in a dream by nightnd God said Ask what I shall give thee. And Slomon saidhou hast shwed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth and in righteousness and of heart with theend thou hast kept for him this great , that thou hast given him a son to sit on his as it is this day.
And now my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my fathernd I am a know not how to . And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a people that cannot be nor for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, discern between good and bador who is able to judge this thy 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, both riches and honor: so that there shall be king like thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my 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 to all his servants.
Then came there two women that were harlots unto the king and stood before him. And the one said O 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 that 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 overlaid 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 deadut when I had it in the morningehold, it was not my son which I did bear.
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 said Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and to the other.
Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the kingfor her bowels yearned upon 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 it she 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 king Slomon was king over all Israel. And these were the princes which h Azariah the son of the priest Elihoreph and Ahiah the sons of , scribes Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. And Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the ostnd and Abiathar were the priests And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the nd Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's friend: 6 And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda over the tribute.And Slomon had twelve over all Israel which the king and his household: each man his month in a year. names: The son of Hur in mount Ephraim: he son of Dekar and all the land of Hepher: he son of Abinadab, all the region of Dor Taphth the daughter of Slomon wife: Baana the son of Ahilud 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 arsAinadab the son of had Mahanaim: Ahimaaz he Basmath the daughter of Slomon to 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 and
drinking, and making merry. And Slomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river the land of the Philistines unto the border of Egypt they brought presents and served Slomon all days of his life.And oxen, and twenty out of the pastures and an hundred sheep, beside 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 horsemen. And the for king and for all that came king table every man his month the 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 sea wisdom exceed the wisdom of all of the ast 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 he And there came of all to hear the wisdom of Slomon, from all kings of the earth which had heard of his wisdom.
And Hiram king of Tre sent his servants unto for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father Hiram was ever a lover of David. And Slomon sent to Hiram sayinghou knowest David my father could not build an house unto the name of the his God for 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 an house unto the name of the my God, as David my father sayinghy son I will upon thy , he shall build an house unto my 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 can skill to hew timber like unto the . Hiram heard the words of Slomon, he rejoiced greatly and said Blessed be the this day which hath David a wise son over this people. And Hiram sent to saying I have the which thou sentest to me forand will all thy concerning timber of edar and fir. My servants shall bring them down from Lbanon the seand I will convey them by unto the place that thou shalt me, and will cause them to be discharged there,
trees and fir trees h desire. And Slomon gave Hiram twenty thousand to Hiram year by year.And the gave Slomon wisdom as he promised himnd there was peace between Hiram and and they was thirty thousand men he sent to Lbanon, ten thousand a month by course they were in and two months at home Adoniram was over the .
And Slomon had and ten thousand that bare burdens, and thousand hewe in the mountainseside the the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled the people that wrought in the work. And the king, they brought great stones stones, and hewed , to lay the foundation of the house. And so they prepared timber and stone to build the house.
And it came to pass the four hundred and year after the children of Israel were 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 the breadth of the houseand the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and the nd made round abouthe 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 axe 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 timber of edar.
And the word of the came to Slomon, sayingoncerning th house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in and execute my and keep all my 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 my 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 , was forty cubits long. And the edar of the house within was carved with knops and flowers all was cedar; there was no stone seen. 19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the rk of the of the . And the 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 by the he overlaid with goldAnd within the he made two herubims of olive tree, ten cubits high from the uttermost part of one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were 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 and without And the entering of the he made doors of olive tree with gold, and gold the and the trees.
the door of the temple posts of olive tree he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone and row of edar .
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the laid, in the month Zifnd in the eleventh year in the month Bul which is the eighth month, was he seven years in building
the house of the of an hundred cubits upon the pillars. And And all the doors And he made a porch of pillars fifty cubits and thirty cubits: and porch before pillars and thick before th. Then he made a porch house where he another court th porch was of the work. Slomon made an house for Pharaos daughter he had taken to wife, like unto th porch. these were of costly 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 costly stones great stones of ten cubits and of eight. And above were costly stones hewed , and edar. And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stone and row of edar the inner court of the house of the and the porch of the .
And king Slomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre a widows son of the tribe , his father and cunning to work all work in brass. And he came to king and wrought all his work.e cast two pillars of brass of eighteen cubits apiece and a of twelve cubits compass either of them about. And he made two of molten brass to set the tops of the pillars seven for the one and seven for the other. And he made the pillars, and of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits. 20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and 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., and three ast and the sea upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim wrought like the brim of a cup with flowers of lilies it contained two thousand baths.
And he made ten of brass four cubits and four cubits between the ledges And on the between the ledges were lions, oxen and nd upon the ledges above and beneath the lions and oxen the four corners were a cubit and an half like the work of a chariot wheel the axletrees, four undersetters the four corners were of the very of half a cubit high he made the ten ten lavers of brass forty athsand four cubits every one of the laver. And he put five on the right of the , and five on the left: nd the sea on the right of the astward
all the work that he made king Slomon for the house of the of the two pillars four hundred pomegranates two , two rows , to cover the two of the that were upon the pillarsAnd the ten ten lavers and twelve oxen under nd pots, shovels and nd all these vessels which Hiram made to king 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 whereon the shwbread was, 49 And candlesticks, the right side, and the left, before the for the doors of the , the most holy, and for the doors of the templeo was ended all the work that king 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 out of the city of David which is Zion. And all the men of Israel assembled unto king Slomon the feast in the month Ethanim which is the seventh 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 in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites up. And king 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 most holy, under the wings of the . For the their wings over the rk, and covered and the staves thereof . the staves that the ends of the out the holy place before the , were not seen withoutnd 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 Egypt.And when the priests were 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 spake he said that he would dwell in darkness. I have built thee an house to dwell in, for thee to abide in for ever.And the king turned his face and blessed all the congregation of Israel all the congregation And he said Blessed be the God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city of the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be thereut I chose David to be over my people Israel.
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the God of Israel. the said unto David my father it was in thine heart to build an house my name, thou didst well that was. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house but thy son that shall come out of thy loins, he shall build house my name. And the hath his word that he spake I up in the room of David my father, and st on the of Israel, as the promised, and have built an house for the name of the God of Israel. And I have there a place for the rk wherein the covenant of the , which he made with our fathers, he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
Slomon stood before the altar of the in the of all the congregation of Israel and his hands heavennd said God of Israel, there is no God like thee in heaven above or earth beneath, keepest and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart: hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst himhou spakest with thy mouth and hast fulfilled with thine hand, as it is this day. now God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him saying take heed to their way that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me. ow God of Israel, let thy word be which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
But indeed dwell on the earth? ehold heaven heavens contain thee how much less this house that I have ? the prayer of thy servant and his supplication O my God, to unto the and prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee dayhat thine eyes may be open this house night and day, the place of which thou hast said, y name shall be there: that thou hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall this place. And hearken the supplication of thy servant and of thy people Israel they shall pray this place: nd hear thou heaven thy dwelling place and when thou hearestf any man trespass against his come before thine altar this househen thou heaven, and and judge thy servants, the wicked to bring his way upon his head and the righteous to give him according to his righteousness.
When thy people Israel be before the, because they have sinned against thee, and turn again to thee and thy name, and pray and make supplication unto thee in this house: Then hear thou heaven and the sin of thy people Israel, and bring the again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
heaven shut up, there no rain, because they have sinned against thee if they pray this place and thy name and turn from their sin, the sin of thy servants and of thy people Israel, that thou them good way walk, and give rain upon thy land thou hast given thy people .If there in the land, pestilence, blasting besiege them in the land their cities whatsoever plague sickness the;
prayer and be made by a all thy people Israel, which shall every man the plague of his own heart, and forth his hands every man according to his ways (even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of ) hat they may fear thee they live the which thou gavest unto fathers. a stranger that is not of thy people Israel come out of a far country for thy names sake (or they shall hear of thy great name and of thy hand and stretched out rm) he come and pray this ear thou heaven thy dwelling place and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee as do thy people Israel and that may know that this house which I have is called thy name.
go out to battle against their thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the toward the city which thou hast chosen and toward the house that I have built for thy name: hear thou their prayer and, and their cause.
they against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not) and thou angry with them and deliver them to the that they away unto the land of the, far or nearet if they in the land they , and and unto thee in the land of them that them captive, sayinge have sinned and have done nd unto thee with all their heart and all their soul in the land of their enemies which them captive, and pray unto thee toward the land which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: hen hear thou their prayer and supplication heaven thy dwelling place, and their cause, nd thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their they have against thee, and them them them captive that they may have compassion on them For they be thy people and thine inheritance which thou broughtest out of Egypt, from the furnace of iron thine eyes be open unto the of thy servant and unto the of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call unto thee For thou didst separate them to be thine inheritance, as thou by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest 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 saying Blessed be the that hath given rest unto his people Israel according to all that he promised: there not one word of all good promise which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.he our God be with us, as he was with our fathers, forsake ushat he our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and which he commanded our fathers. And these my words I have before the , be nigh unto the our God day and night, that he the cause of his servant and of his people Israel hat all of the earth may know that the our God, to walk in his and to keep his as this day.
And the king and all Israel with him, offered before the . And offered unto the , twenty thousand oxen and an 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 braen 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 river 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 David his servant and Israel his people.
And when Slomon had finished the building of the house of the and the kings , and all appeared unto him at . And the said unto him I have heard thy prayer and that thou made before me have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in of heart and , to do all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep and : hen I will the of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father saying
which I have set before you, but go and serve other ods and them: hen will Israel out of the land which I have given themnd this house which I have hallowed for my name, will out of my sightnd Israel shall be a proverb and a by it shall be astonished and shall hiss and sayhy hath the 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 Cabul unto this day. Hiram sent the king
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 burnt it with fire, and the Cananites that dwelt in the city, and it for a present unto his daughter wife. And Slomon built and Bethoron the nethernd Baalath and in the wilderness in the landnd 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 that were left of the Amorites, , , and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, children that were left in the land, the children of Israel were not able to destroy did Slomon unto this day. of the children of Israel did Slomon make no bondmenut they were men of war and his servants and his and aptains and rulers of his chariots and his orsemen. hese that work, five hundred and fifty, which the people that wrought in the work. Pharaos daughter came up out of the city of David unto house which had built for her he buil Mllo. And a year did Slomon offer and upon the altar which he built unto the beside Eloth, on the of the ed sea, 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 prove him with . And she came to Jerusalem with a great amels that bare and much, and precious stonesnd when she was come to Slomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Slomon her all her questions there was not thing hid from the king which he her not.
And when the queen of Sba had seen all wisdom and the house that he had built, nd 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 half was not told me: thy wisdom and exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men happy are these thy servants, which stand before thee and that hear thy wisdom. lessed be the thy God which thee, to set thee on the of Israel because the loved Israel for ever, therefore made thee king, to do and .And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of , and precious stoneshere came such abundance of as theueen of Sba gave to king 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 singershere came no lmug trees, nor seen unto this day. And king Slomon gave unto the ueen of Sba all her desire she asked besidethat 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, esidethat he had of and merchants and of all the kings of Arab and of the of the country. And king Slomon made two hundred of beaten gold six hundred of gold went to And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold three pound of gold to and put them in the house 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 king drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the of Lbanon were of pure gold silver it was nothing in the days of exceeded all the kings of the earth riches and wisdom. And all the to Slomon, 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 bestowed 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 an horse for an hundred and fiftynd so for all the kings of the and for the kings of Syria.
But king 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 clave 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 buil an for the abomination of in the hill that before Jerusalem, and the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his
because his heart turned from the God of Israel which appeared unto him twice, him this thing that he should not other odsut he kept not that which the commanded the said as this is done of 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 in thy days I will not do it David thy : but I will will give one tribe to thy son David my and which I have chosen.
And the stirred up an adversary unto Slomon, Hadad Edomite of the kings Edom. For when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury slain had in Edomor six months did Joab remain there all Israel, he had Edomites of his fathers servants with him, to go Egypt Hadad being yet a little . And they arose out of , and took men with them out of and came to Egypt unto Pharao king which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals and gave him land.And Hadad great favour in the sight of Pharao, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of the ueen. And the sister of bare 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, which fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah gathered men unto him and became captain over , when David slew themnd 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: and he abhorred Israel and reigned Sria.
And Jeroboam the son of an Ephrathite of hand against the king. And that he lifted up his hand against the king Slomon built and the city of David his father. And th Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he 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 they 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 Israelehold, I will ren the kingdom out of the hand of and will give ten tribes to thee he shall have one for my servant Davids sake and for the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:ecause they have forsaken me, and have the of the , the od of the Moabites and Milcom the od of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do David his father. I will take kingdom out of his hand: but will make him all his life for David my servants sake, I chose because he kept my 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 my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my 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 my ways and do that is right in my sight, keep and commandments as David my 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 they not written in the book of the cts of And the time that Slomon reigned in Jerusalem all Israelwas forty years. And with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
And Rehoboam went to Schem: for all Israel were 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 spake unto Rehoboam sayinghy father made our yoke grievous now 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 king Rehoboam with the old men that stood before Slomon his father while he yet lived, and said answer this people And they unto him If 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 had given him, and with the young men that were up with him and which stood before himAnd he said unto themhat counsel give ye answer this people have me sayingake the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? And the young men that were up with him him saying, this people that unto theehy father made our yoke heavy, make thou it lighter thus them My 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 old gave himnd spake to them after the counsel of the young men saying My father made your yoke , I will my father chastised you with whips, I will chastise you with scorpions. the king hearkened not unto the people for the was the , perform his saying, which the by Ahiah the Silonite 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 o your tents Israel now see to thine own house David. o Israel departed unto their tents. the children of Israel which dwelt in the of Juda, Rehoboam reign. Then king Rehoboam sent the tributend all Israel stoned him with stones. king Rehoboam made speed gt him up to his chariot fle to Jerusalem. o Israel the house of David unto this day. And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, they sent and called him unto the congregation and made him king over Israel: there followed the house of David, but the tribe of Juda only. And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he all the house of Juda the tribe of an 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 Thus saith the not nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel return 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 mount Ephraim, and dwelt thereinnd went from thence and built Pnuel.And Jeroboam in his heartow the kingdom return to the house of Davidf 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 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 which 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 made 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 altar burn.
And behold, there came a man of God out of Juda 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 Behold a child shall be born the house of David, Josiah by name upon thee shall offer the priests of the that upon thee, and shall upon thee. And he gave the same sayinghis is the sign the hath Behold the altar shall rent and the ashes that are upon it shall out.And when king heard the saying of the man of God which 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 again 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 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 at 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 what way the man of God went which came from Juda. said his sonsaddle me ss. they saddled him nd he thereonnd went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an ak and said unto himrt thou the man of God that camest from Juda? And he said, .Then he said himome home with me and eat bread. And said I 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 again by the way thou . e said unto him I am a prophet as thou and an ngel spake 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 bread in his house and drank water.
And as they sat at the table, the word of the came unto the prophet that brought him And he cried unto the man of God that 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, ut camest back and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place which shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.
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 and the lion standing and and told it in the where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he saidt is the man of God the of the therefore the hath delivered him unto the ion which hath him and slain him, according to the word of the , which he him. And he to his sons me a they . 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 spake to his sons sayinghen I am dead, bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried lay my bones hisFor 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 of the lowest of the people priests of 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 there is Ahiah the rophet which told me that I should be king over this people. And take with thee ten and cracknels and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he 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 age.And the said unto ehold the wife of Jeroboam cometh to heard the sound of her feet as she came the door he saidome in thou wife of Jeroboam why 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 my people Israel, nd rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it thee: and thou hast not been my servant David, kept my commandments and followed me with all his heart, to do that only which right in mine eyesut hast done evil above all that were before thee hast gone and made the other ods and images, to provoke me, and hast cast me behind thy back: herefore behold I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam and will from Jeroboam that pisseth against the wall, and in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as mn take away dung, till it be . of 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 houseand thy ft 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 toward the God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Moreover the shall him 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 he gave to their fathers, and scatter them beyond , because they have made the groves to anger And he give Israel up because of the sin of Jeroboam did sin and made Israel sin.
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 he spake by the hand of his 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 two and twenty yearsnd he with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
And Rehoboam the son of Slomon reigned in Judawas forty one years old when he began to reign, and reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem the city which the out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. mothers name was Naamah an Ammonite. And Juda in the sight of the and him above all that their fathers on every high hill and under every green tree. And there in the landand they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the cast out before the children of Israel. And the fifth year of king Rehoboam king of Egypt up Jerusalemnd took away the treasure of the house of the , and the treasure of the kings house all he took away the shields of gold which made. king Rehoboam made braen shields and them the of the of the guard which the door of the kings house. And the king went the house of the , guard bare them, and brought them into the guard chamber.
rest of the cts of Rehoboam and all he did, are they not written in the book of of the kings of And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. And Rehoboam with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mothers name was Naamah an Ammonite. And Abiam his son reigned in his .
eighteenth year of Jeroboam the son of reigned Abiam over 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 that he 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 they not 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 city 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 Maachah, 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 made. And Maacah his mother from , because she had made an dol in a grovend Asa destroyed her dol and burnt it by the brook 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 Juda Then Asa took all the silver and gold that left in the treasure of the house of the , and the treasure of the kings house and delivered his servants and sent them to Benhadad the son of the son of Hezion king of that dwelt at Damasc, sayinghere is a between and king of Israel, that he may depart from me. Benhadad hearkened unto king 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 of Ramah and dwelt in Trzah. Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all none nd they took the stones of Ramah and the timber wherewith Baasa had and king 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 they not 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 Juda Baasa sl him, and reigned in his stead. And he he all the house of Jeroboam left that breathed, until he had him, unto the saying of the which he spake by his servant Ahiah the the sin of Jeroboam he sinned and made Israel sin, of Nadab, and all he did, written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel
Israel divided in half the people followed Tbni the son of Ginth, to make him kingnd half followed . But the people that followed prevailed against that 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 Samaria of 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 that were before him walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nbat, 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 they not 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. And the above all that 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 a grove and the God of Israel than all the kings of Israel that were before him.In his days Hiel buil Jericho he laid the foundation, and set up the gates, the word of the which he spake by Josua the son of Nun.
, said unto Ahabs 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 brook that before Jordan drink of the 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 brook that before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh morning and evening and he drank of the brook. And it after a while that the brook dried up, because there no rain the .
the word of the unto him saying get thee to , and dwell thereehold 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 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 unto me and make for thee and thy son. For thus saith the God of Israelhe of eal shall not waste neither shall cruse oil, until the rain upon the earth. And she went and did of meal wasted not neither the cruse oil according to the word of the which he spake 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? art thou come unto me my sin and my son And said unto herive me thy son. 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 said O my God, hast thou evil the widow with whom I sojourn, her son? And he stretched himself upon the three times, and unto the and said O 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 a man of God, and that the word of the in thy mouthis truth.
And the word of the came to the third year sayingo shw thyself unto Ahab I send rain upon the earth. And Eliah went to shw himself unto Ahab the governor of his house of the , took an 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 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 of the kingdom and nation, found thee not. And now thou sayesto tell thy ord, Eliah is here. And 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 you Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the rophets of the how I hid an 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 shw myself unto him day.
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 mount Carmel and the rophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the rophets of the groves four hundred, which eat Jezebels table. Ahab sent all the children of Israel, and gathered the rophets unto mount Carmel.
And Eliah came unto all the people and said halt ye between two opinions? f the be God, follow him: 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 us and let them choose the and cut in pieces and lay on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other and on wood, and put no fire under: 24 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 saying O Baal hear us. But there was no voice nor answer. And they 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 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 saying Israel 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 sacrifice and on the wood. And he said 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 thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I do all these things at thy . Hear me O, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the God, and that thou 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 let not one of them escape. And they them Eliah brought them down the brook Kison, 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, nd 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 while, 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 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 a cruse of water at his head. And he and and laid him down again And the ngel of the came again the second time and touched him, and said and did eat and drink and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God
nd a cave and lodged there the word of the came to him and said hat doest thou here, Eliah?And he I have been for the God of ostsor the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, down thine altars and slain throphets with the sword and I only am left and they seek my to it . And he said rent the mountains and brake 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 firebut 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 Eliah? And he I jealous for the God of osts: because the children of Israel have forsaken down thine altars and slain thy prophets with the sword and I only am left and they seek my to it. the said unto himo thy way to the wilderness of Damasc and anoint Hazael to be king And Jehu the son of anoint to be king over Israelnd the son of Saphat of Abel anoint to be prophet in thy room. And escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and the sword of Jehu shall slay. I have left me seven thousand in Israel,
he departed thence and found the son of 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 did eat. 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 chariot: and went up and besieged Samaria and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto himhus saith Benhadad Thy silver and thy gold 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 this time and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants shall that is in thine eyes, and 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 king, ll that sen for the first I will do: but this I may not do. 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 that follow me
And the king of Israel answered and saidell him, et not him that on his harness 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, hus saith the thou all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver into thine hand this day thou know that I am the . And Ahab said, y whom? And he saidhus saith the battle? And he , hou. 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 the thirty two kings that help him. And the men of the of the 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 him and ma, and what thou doest: for the servants of the king of Sria himods of the hills therefore they let us fight them in the plain, and we shall the And this ake the kings away every man out of his place, and put in their rooms And number thee an , like the that thou hast lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot and fight them in the plain, and surely we . And hearkened unto their voice and did so.
And the year Benhadad numbered the and went up to Aphek to Israel. And the children of Israel were numbered and , and went against them and pitched before them like two little flocks of kids but the Srians filled the country. there came a man of God and unto the king of Israelhus saith the Because the Srians sa, he is God of the hills, not God of the valleys therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand ye know that I am the . And they pitched one over against the other seven days, the seventh day battlend the children of Israel slew of the Srians an hundred thousand footmen in one day. the rest fled to Aphek into the citynd there a wall upon twenty seven thousand of that were left. And Benhadad fled and into the city,
that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kingset 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, I pray thee let me live. And he said brother Benhadad. Then he saido bring him. Benhadad came to him and him up into the chariot. And Benhadad saidhe cities which my father took from thy father, I will restore thou shalt make streets for thee 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. he , 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 was departed from him, a ion found him and slew him. Then he found another man and saidmite 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, 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 and took the ashes away from his and the king of Israel him that he was of the rophets. And he said unto , 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 and , and Samaria.
these things, that Naboth the Jezrelite had a vineyard in hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth saying me thy vineyard, a garden of herbs, because it s my house: and I will give thee a better vineyard itor 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 him I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him 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 spake unto Naboth the , and said unto himive me thy vineyard for or else if , I will give thee another vineyard for itnd he I 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 unto the elders and his city Naboth And she wrote in the letter saying, and set Naboth on high among the people there came in two and sat before himnd the witnessed against Naboth the people saying Naboth did God and the king. they carried him out of the city and stoned him with stones. hen they sent to saying Naboth is stoned to when Jezbel heard that Naboth was 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 Jezrelite, to take possession of it.
And the word of the came Eliah the saying go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samariaehold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth he is 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 . Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will , and will Ahab that pisseth 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 of Ahab in the shall eat and h that dieth in the shall the fowls of the air eat. there was none like Ahab, 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 me? because he himself before me, I will not bring th evil in his days: but in his sons days will bring evil upon his house.
And they continued three year without war between Sria and Israel. And the third year king of Juda came to the king of Israel. the king of Israel unto his servants, now ye that Ramoth in is ours, and we still and take it not out of the hand of the king of Sria? And he said unto ilt thou go with me to battle to
said unto the king of Israel the king of Israel gathered the rophets together, four hundred men, and said unto themhall I go Ramoth to battle, or ? And they said, o for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And Jehosaphat saids there a rophet of the , that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said here is yet one, by whom we may me, but evil. And Jehosaphat saidet not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called
And the king of Israel and Jehosaphat the king of Juda sat his their , in a void place the of the gate of Samaria and all the rophets before them. And Zedekiah the son of Cnaanah made horns of iron and said, hus saith the ith these thou the until thou have them. And all the rophets prophesied so, sayingo to
And the messenger that was gone to call unto him, the words of the rophets good unto the king with one : let thy word I pray thee be like the word of one of them, and speak that is good. And Micah saids 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 shepherdnd the said have no master let 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 saidear therefore the word of the I saw the on his and all of heaven standing him on his right hand and on his left. And the saidho shall Ahab that he may go and at Ramoth? nd one said on this manner and another on that. came forth a spirit and stood before the and said I will him. And the saidherewith? And he said I will go and be a spirit in the mouth of all rophets. And said, hou shalt him and prevail go 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 smote Micah on the cheek, and said, 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 sonnd sayhus saith the king Put this fellow in the prison and feed him with bread 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 Ramoth. 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, they 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 harnessherefore said unto the driver of his chariot, urn hand and carry me out of the host for I am . And the battle increased that day and the king in his chariot the Srians, and died at nd 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 he spake.
of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and the cities that he built, are they not 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 Israelwas thirty five years old when he began to reign and reigned twenty five years in Jerusalem. And his mothers 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 burnt 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 they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of And the remnant of the , which 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 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
The end of the First of the kings.
(the third book of the kings from the Latin)