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God's answer to Solomon.

Solomon's buildings. 62 And a the king, and all Israel with B.C. 1001. 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

furnished Solomon with cedar trees, and 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of a 2 Ch.7.4,&c. fir trees, and with gold, according to all peace offerings, which he offered unto the were not his desire,) that then king Solomon gave LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and

Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. an hundred and twenty thousand sheep.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to So the king and all the children of Israel yi.e. dis.

see the cities which Solomon had given dedicated the house of the LORD.


him; and they B pleased him not. 64 The same day did the king hallow the

or, dirty.

13 And he said, What cities are these middle of the court that was before the house Jos. 19. 27. And he called

them the

land of y Cabul

which thou hast given me, my brother? of the LORD: for there he offered burnt c2 Ch. 4. 1. offerings, and meat offerings, and thefat of the a chap. 5.13. unto this day. peace offerings; because the brazeno altareverse 2. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore that was before the LORD was too little to 12 Sa. 5. 9. talents of gold. receive the burnt offerings and meat offer- . Ps. 51. 18. 15 And this is the reason of thed levy ings, and the fat of the peace offerings. h Nu. 34. 5, 8. which king Solomon raised; for to build

65 And at that time Solomon held a Jos. 19.36. the house of the LORD, and his own house, feast, e and all Israel with him, a great Jos. 17. 11. and Millo, and the wall o of Jerusalem,

k Jos. 16. 10. congregation, from the enteringh in of

Ju. 1. 29.

and Hazor, and Megiddo, andk Gezer. Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypé had gone the LORD our God, seven days and seven 8 or, thanked. up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with days, even fourteen days.

Ps. 106.4,5. fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt 66' On the eighth day he sent the people 122.6..9. in the city, and given it for a present unto away: and they s blessed the king, and m Jos. 16. 3. his daughter, Solomon's wife. went unto their tents joyful and glad of n Jos. 19. 44. 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethheart for all the goodness that the LORD

2 Ch. 8.4, 6, horon m the nether, had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

18 And Baalath," and Tadmor in the

o2 Ch. 7. 11, wilderness, in the land, CHAPTER IX.

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon ANDO

p chap. 4. 26. ... it came to pass, when Solomon

had, and cities for his chariots, and cities had finished the building of the house of the Šthe desire

for his horsemen, and Sthat which Solomon LORD, and the king's house, and all! Solo

of Solomon
which he de.

desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lemon's desire which he was pleased to do, sired,

banon, and in all the land of his dominion. 2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon

20 And all the people that were left the second time, as he had appeared un

a chap. 7.1.

of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hi

r 2 Ch. 8. 6. to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said unto him, I have chap. 3. 6. vites, and Jebusites, which were not of

the ,

t2 Ki. 20. 5. heard thy prayer and thy supplication that

21 Their children that were left u after

1 John 5.14. thou hast made before me: I have hallow

» Ju. 3. 1.

them in the land, whom the children of ed this house which thou hast built, to put v Jos.

15. 63. Israel also were not able v utterly to demy w name there for ever; and mine eyes 17. 12. stroy, upon those did Solomon levy a triand mine heart shall be there * perpetually. wchap. 8. 29. bute of bondservice unto this day. 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as

22 But of the children of Israel: did David a thy father walked, in integrity of y Ju. 1. 28. Solomon make no bondmen : but they heart, and in uprightness, to do according

Ezr. 2. 58.

were men of war, and his servants, and

z Le. 25. 39. to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

a chap. 2. 4.

his priņces, and his captains, and rulers 6. 12.

of his chariots, and his horsemen. 5 Then I will establish the throne of

23 These were the chief of the officers thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I o Pr. 10. 9. that were over Solomon's work, five hunpromised to David thy father, saying, 28. 18. dred and fifty, which bare rule over the There shall not fail thee a man upon the c1

Ch.22.9,10 people that wrought in the work. throne of Israel.

Ps. 132.12. 24 Buta Pharaoh's daughter came up 6 But ife ye shall at all turn from fol- d chap. 3. 1. out of the city of David unto hers house lowing me, ye or your children, and will 2 Sa. 7. 14. which Solomon had built for her: then 9 not keep, my commandments and my sta

Ps.89.30,&c. did he build Millo. tutes which I have set before you, but go

s chap. 7.8.

25 And three times in a year did Soloand serve other gods, and worship them;

g verse 15.

mon offer burnt offerings and peace offer7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the

2 Ch.32.5.

ings upon the altar which he built unto land which I have given them: and this De. 4. 26.

the LORD, and he burnt incense nupon house, i which I have hallowed for my

2 Ki. 17.23.

the altar that was before the LORD. So name, will I cast out of my sight; and

he finished the house. Israel shall be a proverbk and a byword n upon it. 26 And? king Solomon made a navy among all people:

i Je. 7. 14. of ships in Ezion-geber,m which is beside 8 And at this house, which is high, * De. 28. 37. Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in every one that passeth by it shall be as- Ps. 44. 14. the land of Edom. tonished, and shall hiss : and they shall 12 Ch.8.12,&c 27 And Hiram sent in the navy his say, Why" hath the LORD done thus m De. 2. 8.

servants, shipmen that had knowledge of unto this land, and to this house?

a lip.

the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 9 And they shall answer, Because they n De.29.24.26 28 Ando they came to Ophir, P and fetched forsook the LORD their God, who brought Je. 22.8, 9.

from thence gold, four hundred

and twenty forth their fathers out of the land of chap. 10.11. talents, and brought it to king Solomon. gods, and have worshipped them, and a Zep. 1.4,6. AND" when the queen of Sheba heard served them: therefore hath the LORD "2 Ch.9.1,&c. of the fame of Solomon, concerning the brought upon them all this evil.

Mat. 12. 42. name of the LORD, she came to prove 10 Andt it came to pass at the end of Je. 12.7, 8. him with hard questions.” twenty years, when Solomon had built t2 Ch.8.1,&c. 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a the two houses, the house of the LORD, « Pr. 1.5, 6. very great train, with camels that þare and the king's house,

spices, and very much gold, and precious

x De. 11. 12.

15. 5.

д M

dom and

Visit of the Queen of Sheba. 1 KINGS, XI.

Solomon's degeneracy. stones, and when she was come to Solo: 1 B. C. 992.. sels were of gold, and all the vessels of the mon, she communed with him of all that

house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure was in her heart.

Bor, there

gold; B none were of silver: it was nothing 3 And Solomon told her all her. Y ques

was no eil.

accounted of in the days of Solomon. tions: there was not any thing hid from

ter in them.

22 For the king had at sea a navy of the king, which he told her not.

ywords. Tharshish a with the navy of Hiram : once 4 And when the queen of Sheba had a Ge. 10. 4. in three years came the navy of Tharseen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house 2 Ch. 20.36. shish, bringing gold, and silver, divory, that he had built,

dor, ele. and apes, and peacocks. 5 And the meat of his table, and the phants' 23 So 6 king Solomon exceeded all the sitting of his servants, and the Šattend


| kings of the earth for riches and for ance of his ministers, and their apparel, ch.3. 12, 13. wisdom. and his n cupbearers, and his ascent by


24 And all the earth sought © to Solowhich he went up unto the house of the $ standing. mon, to hear his wisdom, which c God LORD; there was no more spirit in her. nor, butlers. had put in his heart. 6 And she said to the king, It was a the face of

25 And they brought every man his pre true « report that I heard in mine own c Pr. 2. 6. sent, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.

Ja. 1.5. and garments, and armour, and spices, 7 Howbeit I believed not the words, Kword. horses, and mules, a rate year by year. until I came, and mine eyes had seen it ; Aor, sayings chariotsd and horsemen: and he had a

26 And Solomon gathered together and, behold, the half was not told me: u thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth

d 2 Ch. 1. 14, thousand and four hundred chariots, and

&c. the fame which I heard.

thou hast twelve thousand horsemen, whom he be8 Happye are thy men, happy are these added wis- stowed in the cities for chariots, and with thy servants, which stand continually be

the king at Jerusalem. fore thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

goodness to. 27 And the king v made silver to be in 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which e Pr. 8. 34. Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made delighted in thee, to set thee on the

v gave.

he to be as the sycamore trees that are in throne of Israel: because the LORD loved schap. 5. 7. the vale, for abundance, Israel for ever, therefore, made he thee And the group of Egypt, and linen yarn :" the king's


28 & And Solomon had horses brought out king, to do judgment and justice.

ing of 10 Andi she gave the king an hundred

the horses

chants received the linen yarn at a price. and twenty talents of gold, and of spices

which was

29 And a chariot came up and went out very great store, and precious stones : Solomon's. of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, there came no more such abundance of Ps. 72. 2. and an horse for an hundred and fifty: spices as these which the queen of Sheba Pr. 8. 15. and so for all the kings of thek Hittites, gave to king Solomon.

h Eze. 27. 7. and for the kings of Syria, did they bring 11 And the navy! also of Hiram, that iPs,72,10,15. them out by their " means.

CHAPTER XI. from Ophir great plenty of palmug trees, chap. 9. 27. BUT king Solomon loved many strange and precious stones.

a hand.

women, (o together with the daughter of 12 And the king made of the almug trees palgum trees, Pharaoh,) women of the Moabites, Am$ pillars for the house of the LORD, and

monites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; for the king's house, harps also, and psal- 9. 10, 11.

2 Of the nations concerning which the teries for singers: there came no such al- oor, beside. LORD said m unto the children of Israel, mug trees, nor were seen unto this day. фа prop, or, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall 13 And king Solomon gave unto the

they come in unto you: for surely they queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever m Ex. 34. 16. will turn away your heart after their gods. she asked, beside that x which Solomon De. 7.3, 4. Solomon clave unto these in love. gave her of his royal bounty: so she x which he 3 And he had seven hundred wives, prin. turned, and went to her own country, she

gave her,

cesses, and three hundred concubines : and her servants.

according and his wives n turned away his heart. 14 Now the weight of gold that came

to the hand

4 For it came to pass, when Solomon to Solomon in one year was six hundred

f king So

was old, that his wives turned away his threescore and six talents of gold,

heart after other gods: and his heart was 15 Beside that he had of the merchant- n De. 17. 27 not perfecto with the LORD bis God, as men, and of the traffic of the spice mer- ochap. 8. 6i. wasp the heart of David his father. chants, and of all the kings of Arabia, pchap. 9. 4. and of the governors of the country. 16 And king Solomon made two hun. yor, captains. goddess of the Zidonians, and after n Mile

com the abomination of the Ammonites. dred targets of beaten gold: six hundred y called Mo

6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of shekels of gold went to one target.

lech, ver. 7.

the LORD, and B went not fully after the 17 And he made three hundred I shields Bfulfilled of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went

not after,

LORD, as did David his father.

y Then did Solomon build an high

Nu. 14. 24. to one shield: and the king, put them in

placer for Chemosh, the abomination of the houset of the forest of Lebanon. ! chap 14.26. Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusa

18 Moreover the king made a great 2 Ki. 23. 13. lem ; and for Molech, the abomination throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the Nu. 21. 29. of the children of Ammon. best gold.

Ju. 11. 24. 8 And likewise did he for all his strange 19 The throne had six steps, and the chap. 7. 2. wives, which burnt incense, and sacrificed top of the throne was round y behind : and yon the hin- unto their gods. there were & stays on either side on the der part 9 And the LORD was angry“ with Solo. place of the seat, and two lions stood be- thereof. mon, because his heart was turned from side the stays.

& hands.

the LORD God of Israel, which had ap20 And twelve lions stood there on the « Ps. 78. 58. peared unto him twice, one side and on the other upon the six t chap. 3. 5. 10 And had commanded him concernsteps: there was not Š the like made in 9. 2. ing this thing, that he should not go after any kingdom.

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other gods : but he kept not that which 21 And all king Solomon's drinking ves.

the LORD commanded.


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God's anger against Solomon. 1 KINGS, XII.

Death of Solomon. 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solo- B. C. 984. when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, mon, Forasmuch as this is B done of thee,

that the prophet Ahijah a the Shilonite and thou hast not kept my covenant and B with thee. found him in the way; and he had clad my statutes, which I have commanded

himself with a new garment; and they

a chap. 14. 2. thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from

6 Is. 29,13,14.

two were alone in the field : thee, and will give itd to thy servant.

30 And Ahijah caught e the new.gar12 Notwithstanding, in thys days I will

c verse 31.

ment that was on him, and rent it in not do it, for David thy father's sake: but d ch.12.16,20. twelve pieces : I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. el Sa. 15. 27. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee

13 Howbeit o I will not rend away all the Schap.21.29. ten pieces ;, fork thus saith the LORD, kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy 2Ki.20.17,19 the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend son for David my servant's sake, and for 22.19,20 the kingdom out of the band of Solomon, Jerusalem's sake, which i I have chosen. g verse 39. and will give ten tribes to thee: 14 And the LORDK stirred up an adver

2 Sa. 7. 15. 32 (But he shall have one tribe for my sary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: hver. 11..13. servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's he was of the king's seed in Edom.

i De. 12. 11. sake, the city which I have chosen out of 15 For it came to pass, when? David k1 Ch. 5. 26. all the tribes of Israel :) was in Edom, and Joab, the captain of the 12 Sa. 8. 14.

33 Because m that they have forsaken me, host, was gone up to bury the slain, after 1 Ch.18.12,13 and have worshipped Ashtoreth the godhe had smitten every malen in Edom;

m ver. 5..7.

dess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of 16 (For six months did Joab remain

Je. 2. 13.

the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the there with all Israel, until he had cut off Ho. 4. 17. children of Ammon; and have not walked every male in Edom;)

n Nu. 24. 19. in my ways, to do that which is right in 17 That Hadad fled, he, and certain De. 20. 13. mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and Edomites of his father's servants with

o Ps. 103. 10. my judgments, as did David his father. him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet

34 Howbeito I will not take the whole

p Ge. 25.2, 4. a little child.

Ex. 2. 15.

kingdom out of his hand: but I will make 18 And they arose out of Midian, P and came to Paran:9 and they took men with

9 Ge. 21. 21. David' my servant's sake, whom I chose,

him prince all the days of his life, for

r Is. 55. 3. them out of Paran, and they came to

because he kept my commandments and Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt;

• Ex. 20.5,6.

my statutes ; which gave him an house, and appointed chap. 12.17. 35 ButI will take the kingdom out of him victuals, and gave him land.

u Ge. 41. 45. his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, 19 And Hadad found great favour in v chap. 15. 4. even ten tribes. the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him 2 Ki. 8. 19. 36 And unto his son will I givet one to wifeu the sister of his own wife, the Ps. 132. 17. tribe, that” David my servant may have sister of Tahpenes the queen. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him

a y light alway before me in Jerusalem, y lamp, or, candle.

the city which I have chosen me to put Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned

my name there. in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was w ch. 9. 4, 5. 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt in Pharaoh's household, among the sons x ch. 2.10,34. reign according to all that thy soul deof Pharaoh.

sireth, and shalt be king over Israel. 21. And when Hadad heard in Egypt that 8 Send me 38 And it shall be, if v thou wilt hearken David slept with his fathers, and that


unto all that I command thee, and wilt Joab, the captain of the host, was dead, y Jog. 1.5. walk in my ways, and do that is right in Hadad said to Pharaoh, 8 Let me depart, -2Sa.7.11,27. my sight, to keep my statutes and my that I may go to mine own country,

commandments, David my servant 22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But $ Not. did; thaty I will be with thee, and build what hast thou lacked with me, that, a Ps.89.30..34 thee a sure house, as I built for David, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own La.3.31,32. and will give Israel unto thee. country? And he answered, $ Nothing: 0 Pr. 19. 21. 39 And I will for this afflict the seed howbeit let me go in any wise. 23 And God stirred him up another adver; 22Sa.10.8,18

. roboam: and Jeroboam arose, and fled into c 2 Sa. 8. 3.

of David, but a not for ever.

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jesary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer, c king of Zobah.

e2 Ch.9.29..31

Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was 24 And he gathered men unto him, and in words, or, in Egypt until the death of Solomon. became captain over a band, when. Da- things. 41 Ande the rest of the n acts of Solovid slew them of Zobah : and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and

0 days.

mon, and all that he did, and his wis

dom, are they not written in the book of reigned in Damascus.

fchap. 12. 2. the acts of Solomon ? 25 And he was an adversary to Israel 2 Ch. 13. 6. 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in all the days of Solomon, beside the mis.

Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. chief that Hadad did : 'and he abhorred « called

43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, Israel, and reigned over Syria.

Mat. 1. 7.

and was buried in the city of David his 26 And Jeroboam f the son of Nebat,

father: and « Rehoboam his son reigned an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's ser

9 2 Sa. 20. 21. in his stead. vant, (whose mother's name was Zeruah, 2 Ch. 10.1,

CHAPTER XII. a widow woman,), even he lifted upo his

&c. ANDk Rehoboam went to Shechem: hand against the king.

ich.11.26,40. for all Israel were come to Shechem to 27 And this was the cause that he lifted kch. 9. 24. make him king. up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, k and repaired the breaches

2 And it came to pass, when i Jeroboam closed.

the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, of the city of David his father.

u did work. heard of it, (for he was fled from the 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty

presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam man of valour: and Solomon seeing the v burden. dwelt in Egypt.) young man that he u was industrious, he Ichap. 4. 7. 3 That they sent and called him. And Jemade him ruler over all the v charge of the house of Joseph.

9. 15. roboam and all the congregation of Israel

1 Sa.8.11..18 29 And it came to pass at that time,

came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

4 Thy father made our yoke' grievous :


The ten tribes revolt,

Jeroboam's idolatry. now, therefore, make thou the grievous B. C. 975. Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of service of thy father, and his heavy yoke

Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an which he put upon us, lighter, and we a Job 12. 12. hundred and fourscore thousand chosen will serve thee.

6 Mar. 10.43, men, which were warriors, to fight against 5 And he said unto them, Depart yet

44. the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom for three days, then come again to me.

again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

c Pr. 15. 1. And the people departed.

22 But the word of God came unto 6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the a verse 15. Shemaiah the man of God, saying, olda men that stood before Solomon his e Ju. 9. 45.

23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of father while he yet lived, and said, How do

s Ju. 8. 17.

Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the ye advise, that I may answer this people ?

house of Judah and Benjamin, and to 7 And they spake unto him, saying, If y De.12.5,14. the remnant of the people, saying, thou wilt be a servantó unto this people k2 Ki. 10.29. 24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not this day, and wilt serve them, and answer 17.16. go up, nor fight against your brethren the them, and speak good words to them, i Ex. 32. 4, 8. his house; for this thing is from me

children of Israel: return every man to then they will be thy servants for ever.

8 But he forsook the counsel of the old k Eze. 2. 6. They hearkened therefore to the word of men, which they had given him, and con- 1 Ge. 28. 19. the LORD, and returned to depart, acsulted with the young men that were grown m Ju. 18. 29. cording to the word of the LORD. up with him, and which stood before him; Am. 8. 14. 25 Then Jeroboam built Shecheme in

*9 And he said unto them, What coun- nchap. 13.34. mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein ; and sel give ye, that we may answer this De. 24. 15. went out from thence, and built Penuel.s people, who have spoken to me, saying,

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Make the yoke which thy father did put Bhardly. Now shall the kingdom return to the upon us lighter ?

house of David : 10 And the young men that were grown

o Pr.10.11,32.
Ec. 10. 12.

27. If this people go up, to do sacrifice in up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus

the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then

Ja. 3. 17. shalt thou speak upto this people that

shall the heart of this people turn again spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made » Pr. 13. 20. unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter ? Nu. 3. 10. of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, 2 Ki. 17.32. again to Rehoboam king of Judah. My little finger shall be thicker than my


28 Whereupon the king took counsel, father's loins.

r 2 Ch.22.4,5. and made two calvesk of gold, and said 11 And now, whereas my father did

unto them, It is too much for you to go lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add Le.23.33,34 up to Jerusalem : behold: thy gods, 0 to your yoke: my father hath chastised

yor, went up

Israel, which brought thee up out of the you with whips, but I will chastise you

to the altar. land of Egypt. with scorpions.k

29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and 12 So Jeroboam and all the people 8 or, to sacri- the other put he in Dan.m came to Rehoboam the third day, as the fice. 30 And this thing became” a sin: for king had appointed, saying, Come to me

the people went to worship before the one,

t verse 24. again the third day.

even unto Dan.

Ju. 14. 4. 13 And the king answered the people

31 And he made an house of high places, Broughly, and forsook the old men's

2 Ch. 22. 7. and made priests 9 of the lowest of the peo

25. 20. counsel that they gave him;

Am. 3. 6.

ple, which were not of the sons of Levi. 14 And spake to them after the counsel

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in of the young men, saying, My father made u Am. 7. 13.

the eighth month, on the fifteenth day your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: wch.11.11,31. of the month, like unto the feast that my father also chastised you with whips,

is in Judah, and yhe offered upon the but I will chastise you with scorpions. Sor, went up altar. So did he in Beth-el, & sacrificing 15 Wherefore the king hearkened not


unto the calves that he had made: and unto the people; fort the cause was from

he placed in Beth-el" the priests of the

x the LORD, that he might perform his say- 2 Sa. 20.1: high places which he had made. ing, which the LORD spakew by Ahijah the

33 So he offered upon the altar which Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. n to burn. he had made in Beth-el, the fifteenth day 16 So when all Israel saw that the king

of the eighth month, even in the month hearkened not unto them, the people an- - chap. 13.1. which he had devised of his own heart; swered the king, saying, Whatv portion a ch.11.13,36. and ordained a feast unto the children have we in David neither have we inherit- ch.12.32,33. of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, ance in the son of Jesse : to your tents, eor, offer. and n burnt: incense. O Israel: now see to thine own house, Da- cchap. 4. 6.

CHAPTER XIII. vid. So Israel departed unto their tents.

5. 14. AND, behold, there came a man of God 17 Buta as for the children of Israel

K strength

out of Judah by the word of the LORD which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Reho- ened him- unto Beth-el : and Jeroboam stood by boam reigned over them.

self. the altar to burn incense. 18 Then king Rehoboam sento Adoram,

2 And he cried against the altar in the

d2 Ki. 17. 21. who was over the tribute ; and all Israel sto

word of the LORD, and said, O altar, alned him with stones, that he died: there a or, fell tar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child fore king Rehoboam k made speed to get away. shall be born unto the house of David, him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. e2 Ki. 23.15.. Josiah by name; and upon thee shall é 19 Šod Israel rebelled against the

17. he offer the priests of the high places house of David unto this day.

f Is. 7. 14. that burn incense upon thee, and men's 20 And it came to pass, when all Israel 38.7, 22. bones shall be burnt upon thee. heard that Jeroboam was come again, that

John 2. 18.

3 And he gave a sign the same day,

1 Co. 1. 22. they sent and called him unto the congre

saying, This is the sign which the LORD gation, and made him king over all Israel : Ho. 11. 12. hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be there was none that followed the house 12 Ch. 11. 1, rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall of David, but the tribe of Judah only.9

&c.' | be poured out. 21 Andh when Rehoboam was come to

4 And it came to pass, when king Jero.

g verse 9.

Jeroboam's hand withereth.


The deceived prophet slain. boam heard the saying of the man of God, B. C. 975. 23 And it came to pass, after he had which had cried against the altar in Beth-el,

eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that that he put forth his hand from the altar, a 2 Ch. 16.10. he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the saying, “ Lay hold on him. And his hand, 18.23, &c. prophet whom he had brought back.

25. 15, 16. which he put forth against him, dried up, so

24 And when he was gone, a lion met that he could not pull it in again to him.

Ps. 105. 15. him by the way, and slew him; and his

Je. 20.2..4. 5 The altar also was rent, and the

carcase was cast in the way, and the ass

Am.7.10..17 ashes poured out from the altar, accord

Mat. 25. 40.

stood by it, the lion also stood by the ing to the signc which the man of God

John 13. 20. carcase. had given by the word of the LORD.

Ac. 6. 12. 25 And, behold, men passed by, and 6 And the king answered and said unto chap.20.36. saw the carcase cast in the way, and the the man of God, Entreat d now the face Pr. 22. 13. lion standing, by the carcase: and they of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, 26. 13. came and told it in the city where the that my hand may be restored me again. cverse 3. old prophet dwelt. And the man of God besought B the LORD, 1 Ex. 8. 8. 26 And when the prophet that brought and the king's hand was restored him Nu. 21. 7. him back from the way heard thereof, he again, and became as it was before.

Ac. 8. 24. said,. It is the man of God, who was dis7 And the king said unto the man of Ja. 5. 16. obedient unto the word of the LORD; God, Come home with me, and refresh the face of therefore the LORD hath delivered him thyself, and I will give thee aé reward. the LORD. unto the lion, which hath y torn him, and. 8 And the man of God said unto the king,

el Sa. 9. 7.

slain him, according to the word of the Ift thou wilt give me half thine house, 2 ki. 8. 15. LORD, which he i spake unto him. I will not go in with thee, neither will Í

27 And he spake to his sons, saying, eat bread nor drink water in this place : y broken. Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.

9 For so was it charged me by the word | Nu. 22. 18. 28 And he went, and found his carcase of the LORD, saying, Eatk no bread, nor 24. 13. cast in the way, and the ass and the lion drink water, nor turn again by the same

standing by the carcase: the lion had way that thou camest.

h1 Co. 5. 11. not eaten the carcase, nor o torn the ass. 10 So he went another way, and returned s broken. 29 And the prophet took up the carnot by the way that he came to Beth-el. 11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in

case of the man of God, and laid it upon Śson.

the ass, and brought it back: and the old Beth-el; and his Ś sons came and told Je. 22. 18.

prophet came to the city, to mourn and

k 2 Ki. 23.16.. him all the works that the man of God

to bury him.

19. had done that day in Beth-el: the words 1 chap. 16.24.

30 And he laid his carcase in his own which he had spoken unto the king, them wch.12.31,32: grave; and they mourned over him, say. they told also to their father.

2 Ch.11.15. ing, Alas, i my brother! 12 And their father said unto them, 13.9. 31 And it came to pass, after he had What way went he? For his sons had seen

buried him, that he spake to his sons, what way the man of God went, which preturned

and made.
saying, When I am dead, then bury

me in came from Judah.

the sepulchre wherein the man of God is 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle -2 Ti. 3.13. buried : layk my bones beside his bones : me the ass. So they saddled him che

over. 8, 9.

32 For the saying which he cried by ass; and he rode thereon,

e filled his the word of the LORD against the altar 14 And went after the man of God, and hand, in Beth-el, and against all the houses of found him sitting under an oak: and he

Ju. 17. 12.

the high places which are in the cities of said unto him, Art thou the man of God that ka word was. Samaria, shall surely come to pass. camest from Judah? And he said, I am.

33 Afterm this thing Jeroboam returned 15 Then he said unto him, Come home

p chap.20.35.

1 Th.4. 15. not from his evil way, but n made again » with me, and eat bread.

? chap. 14.10. of the lowest of the people priests of the 16 And he said, I may not return Pr. 13. 6. high places: whosoever would, he econwith thee, nor go in with thee: neither - Is. 9. 15. secrated him, and he became one of the will I eat bread nor drink water with Je. 23. 32. priests of the high places. thee in this place :

schap. 11.31. 34 And this thing became sin unto the 17 For Kit was said to me byp the word + De.13.1,3,5. house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread

18. 20.

to destroy it from off the face of the earth. nor drink water there, nor turn again to u 1 Sa. 9.7,8. At that time Abijah the son of Jero

Ac. 4. 19.

CHAPTER XIV. go by the way that thou camest.

18 He said unto him, I am a prophet 1 in thine boam fell sick. also as thou art; and an angel spake unto


2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, me by the word of the LORD, saying, Mor, cakes. I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou Bring him back with thee into thine house, vor, bottle. be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam ; that he may eat bread and drink water.

and get thee to Shiloh : behold, there is But he lied unto him.

w chap.11.29. Ahijah the prophet, which told me that 19 Sot he went back with him, and did * No. 20:33 I should be king over this people.

1Sa.13.13,14 eat bread in his house, and drank water.

15. 23.

3 Andu take with thee ten loaves, 20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the

and M cracknels, and a v cruse of honey, table, that the word of the LORD came

at stood for

and go to him: he shall tell thee what

his hoariunto the prophet that brought him back :

shall become of the child. 21 And he cried unto the man of God

4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith y Ge. 27. 1. and went to Shiloh,w and came to the house the LORD, Forasmucha as thou hast dis

Eo. 12. 3.

of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for obeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast

z Ps. 139.1..4. his eyes # were set by reason of his age.%. not kept the commandment which the i verse 9.

5 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, LORD thy God commanded thee,

c verse 30. Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to 22 But camest back, and hast eatena bread chap.14.13. ask a thing of thee for her son, for he is and drunk water in the place of the which 2 Ch.21. 20. sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her; the LORD did sayb to thee, Eat no bread, Is. 14.18..20 for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she and drink no water; thy carcase shall not Je.22.18,19. shall feign herself to be another woman, come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the


and arose,

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