The Book of First Kings of the Christian Old Testament Holy Bible

1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years;  and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. 

1 Kings 1:2  Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought  for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before  the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy  bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

1 Kings 1:3 So they  sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel,  and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the  king. 

1 Kings 1:4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished  the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not. 

1 Kings 1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself,  saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and  horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 

1 Kings 1:6 And his  father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why  hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man;  and his mother bare him after Absalom. 

1 Kings 1:7 And he  conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar  the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him. 

1 Kings 1:8  But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and  Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty  men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.  

1 Kings 1:9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by  the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel, and called all  his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the  king’s servants: 

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1 Kings 1:10 But Nathan the prophet, and  Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he  called not.  

1 Kings 1:11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the  mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that  Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord  knoweth it not? 

1 Kings 1:12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray  thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own  life, and the life of thy son Solomon. 

1 Kings 1:13 Go and get  thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou,  my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying,  Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he  shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?  

1 Kings 1:14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I  also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.  

1 Kings 1:15 And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the  chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the  Shunammite ministered unto the king. 

1 Kings 1:16 And Bathsheba  bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king  said, What wouldest thou? 

1 Kings 1:17 And she said unto him,  My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine  handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign  after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. 

1 Kings 1:18 And now,  behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou  knowest it not: 
1 Kings 1:19 And he hath slain oxen and fat  cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons  of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of  the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called. 
1 Kings 1:20  And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon  thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the  throne of my lord the king after him. 
1 Kings 1:21 Otherwise it  shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with  his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted  offenders.  
1 Kings 1:22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan  the prophet also came in. 
1 Kings 1:23 And they told the king,  saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come  in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with  his face to the ground. 
1 Kings 1:24 And Nathan said, My lord, O  king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he  shall sit upon my throne? 
1 Kings 1:25 For he is gone down this  day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in  abundance, and hath called all the king’s sons, and the  captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold,  they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king  Adonijah. 
1 Kings 1:26 But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok  the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant  Solomon, hath he not called. 
1 Kings 1:27 Is this thing done by  my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy  servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king  after him?   
1 Kings 1:28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba.  And she came into the king’s presence, and stood  before the king. 
1 Kings 1:29 And the king sware, and said, As  the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all  distress, 
1 Kings 1:30 Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD  God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall  reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead;  even so will I certainly do this day. 
1 Kings 1:31 Then Bath-sheba  bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the  king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.  
1 Kings 1:32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest,  and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.  And they came before the king. 
1 Kings 1:33 The king also said  unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and  cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and  bring him down to Gihon: 
1 Kings 1:34 And let Zadok the priest  and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel:  and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king  Solomon. 
1 Kings 1:35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he  may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in  my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel  and over Judah. 
1 Kings 1:36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada  answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my  lord the king say so too. 
1 Kings 1:37 As the LORD hath been  with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and  make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king  David. 
1 Kings 1:38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet,  and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and  the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon  king David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon. 
1 Kings 1:39 And  Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle,  and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all  the people said, God save king Solomon. 
1 Kings 1:40 And all the  people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes,  and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the  sound of them.  
1 Kings 1:41 And Adonijah and all the guests 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, Wherefore is  this noise of the city being in an uproar? 
1 Kings 1:42 And while  he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest  came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a  valiant man, and bringest good tidings. 
1 Kings 1:43 And  Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord  king David hath made Solomon king. 
1 Kings 1:44 And the king  hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the  prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the  Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to  ride upon the king’s mule: 
1 Kings 1:45 And Zadok the priest and  Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and  they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang    
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1 Kings 1:46 And  also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom. 
1 Kings 1:47  And moreover the king’s servants came to bless our lord  king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better  than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne.  And the king bowed himself upon the bed. 
1 Kings 1:48 And also  thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel,  which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine  eyes even seeing it. 
1 Kings 1:49 And all the guests that were  with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man  his way.   
1 Kings 1:50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and  arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.  
1 Kings 1:51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah  feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the  horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me  to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.  
1 Kings 1:52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy  man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if  wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die. 
1 Kings 1:53 So  king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the  altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon:  and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.  
1 Kings 2:1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should  die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 
1 Kings 2:2 I go the  way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew  thyself a man; 
1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy  God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his  commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as  it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in  all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:  
1 Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he  spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to  their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and  with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man  on the throne of Israel. 
1 Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also  what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to  the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of  Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and  shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war  upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes  that were on his feet. 
1 Kings 2:6 Do therefore according to thy  wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in  peace. 
1 Kings 2:7 But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai  the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table:  for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy  brother. 
1 Kings 2:8 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the  son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with  a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but  he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by  the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the  sword. 
1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou  art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto  him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with  blood. 
1 Kings 2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was  buried in the city of David. 
1 Kings 2:11 And the days that David  reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned  he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in  Jerusalem.  
1 Kings 2:12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his  father; and his kingdom was established greatly.  
1 Kings 2:13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba  the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou  peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. 
1 Kings 2:14 He said  moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said,  Say on. 
1 Kings 2:15 And he said, Thou knowest that the  kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on  me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned  about, and is become my brother’s: for it was his from the  LORD. 
1 Kings 2:16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me  not. And she said unto him, Say on. 
1 Kings 2:17 And he said,  Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not  say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to  wife. 
1 Kings 2:18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for  thee unto the king.   
1 Kings 2:19 Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to  speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet  her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his  throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother;  and she sat on his right hand. 
1 Kings 2:20 Then she said, I desire  one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay.  And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will  not say thee nay. 
1 Kings 2:21 And she said, Let Abishag the  Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.  
1 Kings 2:22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his  mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite  for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is  mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the  priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. 
1 Kings 2:23 Then king  Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and  more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against  his own life. 
1 Kings 2:24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth,  which hath established me, and set me on the throne of  David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he  promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 
1 Kings 2:25  And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of  Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.  
1 Kings 2:26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get  thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art  worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death,  because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David  my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all  wherein my father was afflicted. 
1 Kings 2:27 So Solomon thrust  out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he  might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake  concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.  
1 Kings 2:28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned  after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And  Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold  on the horns of the altar. 
1 Kings 2:29 And it was told king  Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the  LORD; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent  Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.  
1 Kings 2:30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD,  and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he  said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king  word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered  me. 
1 Kings 2:31 And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said,  and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take  away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and  from the house of my father. 
1 Kings 2:32 And the LORD shall  return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men  more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the  sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit,  Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and  Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.  
1 Kings 2:33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of  Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon  David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his  throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD. 
1 Kings 2:34  So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him,    Page 197 
1 Kings   and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the  wilderness.   
1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in  his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put  in the room of Abiathar.  
1 Kings 2:36 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said  unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there,  and go not forth thence any whither. 
1 Kings 2:37 For it shall be,  that on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook  Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely  die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head. 
1 Kings 2:38 And  Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord  the king hath said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt  in Jerusalem many days. 
1 Kings 2:39 And it came to pass at the  end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran  away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they  told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.  
1 Kings 2:40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to  Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and  brought his servants from Gath. 
1 Kings 2:41 And it was told  Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and  was come again. 
1 Kings 2:42 And the king sent and called for  Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by  the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a  certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any  whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me,  The word that I have heard is good. 
1 Kings 2:43 Why then  hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the  commandment that I have charged thee with? 
1 Kings 2:44 The  king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the  wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to  David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy  wickedness upon thine own head; 
1 Kings 2:45 And king  Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be  established before the LORD for ever. 
1 Kings 2:46 So the king  commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out,  and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was  established in the hand of Solomon.  
1 Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of  Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into  the city of David, until he had made an end of building his  own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of  Jerusalem round about. 
1 Kings 3:2 Only the people sacrificed in  high places, because there was no house built unto the name  of the LORD, until those days. 
1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved  the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only  he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 
1 Kings 3:4 And  the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the  great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon  offer upon that altar.  
1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a  dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.  
1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy  servant David my father great mercy, according as he  walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in  uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him  this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on  his throne, as it is this day. 
1 Kings 3:7 And now, O LORD my  God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my  father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go  out or come in. 
1 Kings 3:8 And thy servant is in the midst of  thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that  cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 
1 Kings 3:9 Give  therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy  people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is  able to judge this thy so great a people? 
1 Kings 3:10 And the  speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.   
1 Kings 3:11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked  this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither  hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine  enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern  judgment; 
1 Kings 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy  words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding  heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither  after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 
1 Kings 3:13 And I have  also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches,  and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings  like unto thee all thy days. 
1 Kings 3:14 And if thou wilt walk in  my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as  thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.  
1 Kings 3:15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream.  And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the  covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and  offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.  
1 Kings 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots,  unto the king, and stood before him. 
1 Kings 3:17 And the one  woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one  house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.  
1 Kings 3:18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was  delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we  were together; there was no stranger with us in the  house, save we two in the house. 
1 Kings 3:19 And this woman’s  child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 
1 Kings 3:20 And  she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me,  while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and  laid her dead child in my bosom. 
1 Kings 3:21 And when I rose in  the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but  when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not  my son, which I did bear. 
1 Kings 3:22 And the other woman  said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy  son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the  living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. 
1 Kings 3:23  Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that  liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay;  but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 
1 Kings 3:24  And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a  sword before the king. 
1 Kings 3:25 And the king said, Divide the  living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the  other. 
1 Kings 3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child  was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son,  and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no  wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor  thine, but divide it. 
1 Kings 3:27 Then the king answered and  said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she  is the mother thereof. 
1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the  judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the  king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to  do judgment.  
1 Kings 4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel. 
1 Kings 4:2  And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son  of Zadok the priest, 
1 Kings 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of  Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.  
1 Kings 4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host:  and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests: 
1 Kings 4:5 And  Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and  Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the  king’s friend: 
1 Kings 4:6 And Ahishar was over the household:  and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute. 
1 Kings 4:7  And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which  provided victuals for the king and his household: each man  his month in a year made provision. 
1 Kings 4:8 And these are  their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: 
1 Kings 4:9 The    
1 Kings Page 198   son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh,  and Elon-beth-hanan: 
1 Kings 4:10 The son of Hesed, in  Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of  Hepher: 
1 Kings 4:11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of  Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:   
1 Kings 4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach  and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah  beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, even  unto the place that is beyond Jokneam: 
1 Kings 4:13 The son of  Geber, in Ramoth-gilead; to him pertained the towns of  Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also  pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan,  threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars: 
1 Kings 4:14  Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim: 
1 Kings 4:15 Ahimaaz  was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of  Solomon to wife: 
1 Kings 4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in  Asher and in Aloth: 
1 Kings 4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah,  in Issachar: 
1 Kings 4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:  
1 Kings 4:19 Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead,  in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og  king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was  in the land.  
1 Kings 4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which  is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making  merry. 
1 Kings 4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms  from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the  border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon  all the days of his life.  
1 Kings 4:22 And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty  measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,  
1 Kings 4:23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures,  and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and  fallowdeer, and fatted fowl. 
1 Kings 4:24 For he had dominion  over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah  even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and  he had peace on all sides round about him. 
1 Kings 4:25 And  Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and  under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days  of Solomon.  
1 Kings 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses  for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 
1 Kings 4:27 And  those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all  that came unto king Solomon’s table, every man in his  month: they lacked nothing. 
1 Kings 4:28 Barley also and straw  for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place  where the officers were, every man according to his  charge.  
1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and  understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even  as the sand that is on the sea shore. 
1 Kings 4:30 And Solomon’s  wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east  country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 
1 Kings 4:31 For he was  wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman,  and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame  was in all nations round about. 
1 Kings 4:32 And he spake three  thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.  
1 Kings 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in  Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall:  he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things,  and of fishes. 
1 Kings 4:34 And there came of all people to hear  the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which  had heard of his wisdom.  
1 Kings 5:1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto  Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king  in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of  David. 
1 Kings 5:2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 
1 Kings 5:3  Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an  house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars  which were about him on every side, until the LORD put  them under the soles of his feet. 
1 Kings 5:4 But now the LORD  my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is  neither adversary nor evil occurrent. 
1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I  purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my  God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy  son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall  build an house unto my name. 
1 Kings 5:6 Now therefore  command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of  Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and  unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all  that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not  among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the  Sidonians.   
1 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words  of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be  the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son  over this great people. 
1 Kings 5:8 And Hiram sent to Solomon,  saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to  me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of  cedar, and concerning timber of fir. 
1 Kings 5:9 My servants shall  bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will  convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt  appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and  thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my  desire, in giving food for my household. 
1 Kings 5:10 So Hiram  gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his  desire. 
1 Kings 5:11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand  measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty  measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by  year. 
1 Kings 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he  promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and  Solomon; and they two made a league together.  
1 Kings 5:13 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel;  and the levy was thirty thousand men. 
1 Kings 5:14 And he sent  them to Lebanon ten thousand a month by courses: a month  they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and  Adoniram was over the levy. 
1 Kings 5:15 And Solomon had  threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and  fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; 
1 Kings 5:16 Beside  the chief of Solomon’s officers which were over the work,  three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the  people that wrought in the work. 
1 Kings 5:17 And the king  commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones,  and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.  
1 Kings 5:18 And Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders did  hew them, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber  and stones to build the house.  
1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and  eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of  the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign  over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month,  that he began to build the house of the LORD. 
1 Kings 6:2 And  the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the  length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth  thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.  
1 Kings 6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty  cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of  the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before  the house. 
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1 Kings 6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers  round about, against the walls of the house round about,  both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made  chambers round about: 
1 Kings 6:6 The nethermost chamber  was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits  broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without  in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round  about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls  of the house. 
1 Kings 6:7 And the house, when it was in building,  was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither:  so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of  iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 
1 Kings 6:8 The  door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the  house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle  chamber, and out of the middle into the third. 
1 Kings 6:9 So he  built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with  beams and boards of cedar. 
1 Kings 6:10 And then he built  chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they  rested on the house with timber of cedar.  
1 Kings 6:11 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon,  saying, 
1 Kings 6:12 Concerning this house which thou art in  building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my  judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in  them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake  unto David thy father: 
1 Kings 6:13 And I will dwell among the  children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.  
1 Kings 6:14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it. 
1 Kings 6:15  And he built the walls of the house within with boards of  cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the  cieling: and he covered them on the inside with wood,  and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir. 
1 Kings 6:16  And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both  the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built  them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the  most holy place. 
1 Kings 6:17 And the house, that is, the  temple before it, was forty cubits long. 
1 Kings 6:18 And the  cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open  flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen. 
1 Kings 6:19  And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there  the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 
1 Kings 6:20 And the oracle  in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty  cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof:  and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar  which was of cedar. 
1 Kings 6:21 So Solomon overlaid the  house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the  chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with  gold. 
1 Kings 6:22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold,  until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that  was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.  
1 Kings 6:23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of  olive tree, each ten cubits high. 
1 Kings 6:24 And five cubits  was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other  wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing  unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. 
1 Kings 6:25  And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims  were of one measure and one size. 
1 Kings 6:26 The height of  the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other  cherub. 
1 Kings 6:27 And he set the cherubims within the inner  house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims,  so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the  wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their  wings touched one another in the midst of the house. 
1 Kings 6:28  And he overlaid the cherubims with gold. 
1 Kings 6:29 And he  carved all the walls of the house round about with carved  figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers,  within and without. 
1 Kings 6:30 And the floor of the house he  overlaid with gold, within and without.  
1 Kings 6:31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors  of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part  of the wall. 
1 Kings 6:32 The two doors also were of olive  tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and  palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold,  and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm  trees. 
1 Kings 6:33 So also made he for the door of the temple  posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall. 
1 Kings 6:34 And  the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one  door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door  were folding. 
1 Kings 6:35 And he carved thereon cherubims  and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with  gold fitted upon the carved work.  
1 Kings 6:36 And he built the inner court with three rows of  hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.  
1 Kings 6:37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house  of the LORD laid, in the month Zif: 
1 Kings 6:38 And in the  eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth  month, was the house finished throughout all the parts  thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he  seven years in building it.  
1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen  years, and he finished all his house.  
1 Kings 7:2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the  length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth  thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits,  upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the  pillars. 
1 Kings 7:3 And it was covered with cedar above upon  the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.  
1 Kings 7:4 And there were windows in three rows, and light  was against light in three ranks. 
1 Kings 7:5 And all the doors  and posts were square, with the windows: and light was  against light in three ranks.  
1 Kings 7:6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof  was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and  the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the  thick beam were before them.  
1 Kings 7:7 Then he made a porch for the throne where he  might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was  covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.  
1 Kings 7:8 And his house where he dwelt had another court  within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon  made also an house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had  taken to wife, like unto this porch. 
1 Kings 7:9 All these were  of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed  stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the  foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward  the great court. 
1 Kings 7:10 And the foundation was of costly  stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of  eight cubits. 
1 Kings 7:11 And above were costly stones, after  the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 
1 Kings 7:12 And the  great court round about was with three rows of hewed  stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of  the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.  
1 Kings 7:13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of  Tyre. 
1 Kings 7:14 He was a widow’s son of the tribe of  Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in  brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding,  and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to  king Solomon, and wrought all his work. 
1 Kings 7:15 For he cast  two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a    
1 Kings Page 200   line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.   
1 Kings 7:16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set  upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter  was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was  five cubits: 
1 Kings 7:17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths  of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top  of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the  other chapiter. 
1 Kings 7:18 And he made the pillars, and two  rows round about upon the one network, to cover the  chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and  so did he for the other chapiter. 
1 Kings 7:19 And the chapiters  that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in  the porch, four cubits. 
1 Kings 7:20 And the chapiters upon the  two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the  belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates  were two hundred in rows round about upon the other  chapiter. 
1 Kings 7:21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the  temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name  thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and he called the  name thereof Boaz. 
1 Kings 7:22 And upon the top of the pillars  was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.  
1 Kings 7:23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one  brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height  was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it  round about. 
1 Kings 7:24 And under the brim of it round about  there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing  the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows,  when it was cast. 
1 Kings 7:25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three  looking toward the north, and three looking toward the  west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking  toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and  all their hinder parts were inward. 
1 Kings 7:26 And it was an  hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like  the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two  thousand baths.  
1 Kings 7:27 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was  the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof,  and three cubits the height of it. 
1 Kings 7:28 And the work of the  bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the  borders were between the ledges: 
1 Kings 7:29 And on the  borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen,  and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base  above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain  additions made of thin work. 
1 Kings 7:30 And every base had  four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners  thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters  molten, at the side of every addition. 
1 Kings 7:31 And the mouth  of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the  mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a  cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were  gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. 
1 Kings 7:32  And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees  of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a  wheel was a cubit and a half a cubit. 
1 Kings 7:33 And the work  of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their  axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their  spokes, were all molten. 
1 Kings 7:34 And there were four  undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the  undersetters were of the very base itself. 
1 Kings 7:35 And in  the top of the base was there a round compass of half a  cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and  the borders thereof were of the same. 
1 Kings 7:36 For on the  plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he  graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the  proportion of every one, and additions round about. 
1 Kings 7:37  After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had  one casting, one measure, and one size.  
1 Kings 7:38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver  contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits:  and upon every one of the ten bases one laver. 
1 Kings 7:39 And  he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on  the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side  of the house eastward over against the south.  
1 Kings 7:40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and  the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work  that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:  
1 Kings 7:41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters  that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two  networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which  were upon the top of the pillars; 
1 Kings 7:42 And four hundred  pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of  pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of  the chapiters that were upon the pillars; 
1 Kings 7:43 And the  ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases; 
1 Kings 7:44 And one sea,  and twelve oxen under the sea; 
1 Kings 7:45 And the pots, and the  shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram  made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were  of bright brass. 
1 Kings 7:46 In the plain of Jordan did the king  cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.  
1 Kings 7:47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed,  because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight  of the brass found out. 
1 Kings 7:48 And Solomon made all the  vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the  altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the  shewbread was, 
1 Kings 7:49 And the candlesticks of pure gold,  five on the right side, and five on the left, before the  oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of  gold, 
1 Kings 7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the  basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and  the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house,  the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to  wit, of the temple. 
1 Kings 7:51 So was ended all the work that  king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And  Solomon brought in the things which David his father had  dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels,  did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.  
1 Kings 8:1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and  all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the  children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that  they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD  out of the city of David, which is Zion. 
1 Kings 8:2 And all the  men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at  the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh  month. 
1 Kings 8:3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the  priests took up the ark. 
1 Kings 8:4 And they brought up the ark  of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and  all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those  did the priests and the Levites bring up. 
1 Kings 8:5 And king  Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were  assembled unto him, were with him before the ark,  sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor  numbered for multitude. 
1 Kings 8:6 And the priests brought in  the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the  oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the  wings of the cherubims. 
1 Kings 8:7 For the cherubims spread  forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the  cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.  
1 Kings 8:8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the  staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle,  and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this  day. 
1 Kings 8:9 There was nothing in the ark save the two  tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the  LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when  they came out of the land of Egypt. 
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1 Kings   pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place,  that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, 
1 Kings 8:11 So that  the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud:  for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.   
1 Kings 8:12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he  would dwell in thick darkness. 
1 Kings 8:13 I have surely built  thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in  for ever. 
1 Kings 8:14 And the king turned his face about, and  blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the  congregation of Israel stood;) 
1 Kings 8:15 And he said, Blessed  be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth  unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it,  saying, 
1 Kings 8:16 Since the day that I brought forth my people  Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of  Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but  I chose David to be over my people Israel. 
1 Kings 8:17 And it  was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the  name of the LORD God of Israel. 
1 Kings 8:18 And the LORD  said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to  build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in  thine heart. 
1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the  house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he  shall build the house unto my name. 
1 Kings 8:20 And the LORD  hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in  the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel,  as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the  name of the LORD God of Israel. 
1 Kings 8:21 And I have set  there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the  LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought  them out of the land of Egypt.  
1 Kings 8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD  in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread  forth his hands toward heaven: 
1 Kings 8:23 And he said, LORD  God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above,  or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with  thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:  
1 Kings 8:24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that  thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and  hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 
1 Kings 8:25  Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant  David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There  shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of  Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they  walk before me as thou hast walked before me. 
1 Kings 8:26 And  now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified,  which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.  
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the  heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how  much less this house that I have builded? 
1 Kings 8:28 Yet have  thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his  supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and  to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:  
1 Kings 8:29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night  and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said,  My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the  prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.  
1 Kings 8:30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant,  and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this  place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when  thou hearest, forgive.  
1 Kings 8:31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an  oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath  come before thine altar in this house: 
1 Kings 8:32 Then hear thou  in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the  wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the  righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.  
1 Kings 8:33 When thy people Israel be smitten down before the  enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall  turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and  make supplication unto thee in this house: 
1 Kings 8:34 Then hear  thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and  bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their  fathers.  
1 Kings 8:35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain,  because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward  this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin,  when thou afflictest them: 
1 Kings 8:36 Then hear thou in heaven,  and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel,  that thou teach them the good way wherein they should  walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to  thy people for an inheritance.  
1 Kings 8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be  pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be  caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their  cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;  
1 Kings 8:38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by  any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know  every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his  hands toward this house: 
1 Kings 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven  thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every  man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for  thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children  of men;) 
1 Kings 8:40 That they may fear thee all the days that  they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.  
1 Kings 8:41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy  people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s  sake; 
1 Kings 8:42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of  thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he  shall come and pray toward this house; 
1 Kings 8:43 Hear thou in  heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the  stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may  know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and  that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is  called by thy name.  
1 Kings 8:44 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy,  whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the  LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward  the house that I have built for thy name: 
1 Kings 8:45 Then hear  thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and  maintain their cause. 
1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against thee, (for  there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with  them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry  them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;  
1 Kings 8:47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land  whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make  supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them  captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely,  we have committed wickedness; 
1 Kings 8:48 And so return  unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the  land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and  pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto  their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house  which I have built for thy name: 
1 Kings 8:49 Then hear thou  their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling  place, and maintain their cause, 
1 Kings 8:50 And forgive thy  people that have sinned against thee and all their  transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee,  and give them compassion before them who carried them  captive, that they may have compassion on them: 
1 Kings 8:51  For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou  broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace  of iron: 
1 Kings 8:52 That thine eyes may be open unto the    
1 Kings Page 202   supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy  people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for  unto thee. 
1 Kings 8:53 For thou didst separate them from among  all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou  spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou  broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD. 
1 Kings 8:54  And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of  praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he  arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on  his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 
1 Kings 8:55 And  he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a  loud voice, saying, 
1 Kings 8:56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath  given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he  promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good  promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his  servant. 
1 Kings 8:57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was  with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: 
1 Kings 8:58  That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his  ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and  his judgments, which he commanded our fathers. 
1 Kings 8:59  And let these my words, wherewith I have made  supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our  God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant,  and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter  shall require: 
1 Kings 8:60 That all the people of the earth may  know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.   
1 Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD  our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his  commandments, as at this day.  
1 Kings 8:62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered  sacrifice before the LORD. 
1 Kings 8:63 And Solomon offered a  sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the  LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and  twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of  Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. 
1 Kings 8:64 The same  day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was  before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt  offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace  offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the  LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and  meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings. 
1 Kings 8:65  And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with  him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath  unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven  days and seven days, even fourteen days. 
1 Kings 8:66 On the  eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the  king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for  all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his  servant, and for Israel his people.  
1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished  the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s  house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,  
1 Kings 9:2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second  time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 
1 Kings 9:3 And the  LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy  supplication, that thou hast made before me: I 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. 
1 Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as  David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in  uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded  thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: 
1 Kings 9:5  Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel  for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There  shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. 
1 Kings 9:6  But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your  children, and will not keep my commandments and my  statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other  gods, and worship them: 
1 Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out  of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I  have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and  Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:   
1 Kings 9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that  passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they  shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and  to this house? 
1 Kings 9:9 And they shall answer, Because they  forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their  fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon  other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them:  therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.  
1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years,  when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the  LORD, and the king’s house, 
1 Kings 9:11 (Now Hiram the king  of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir  trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then  king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of  Galilee. 
1 Kings 9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the  cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him  not. 
1 Kings 9:13 And he said, What cities are these which thou  hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of  Cabul unto this day. 
1 Kings 9:14 And Hiram sent to the king  sixscore talents of gold.  
1 Kings 9:15 And this is the reason of the levy which king  Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his  own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and  Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 
1 Kings 9:16 For Pharaoh king  of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with  fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and  given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon’s wife.  
1 Kings 9:17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the  nether, 
1 Kings 9:18 and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness,  in the land, 
1 Kings 9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomon  had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen,  and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and  in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 
1 Kings 9:20  And all the people that were left of the Amorites,  Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not  of the children of Israel, 
1 Kings 9:21 Their children that were left  after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were  not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a  tribute of bondservice unto this day. 
1 Kings 9:22 But of the  children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they  were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his  captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.  
1 Kings 9:23 These were the chief of the officers that were  over Solomon’s work, five hundred and fifty, which bare  rule over the people that wrought in the work.  
1 Kings 9:24 But Pharaoh’s daughter came up out of the city of  David unto her house which Solomon had built for her:  then did he build Millo.  
1 Kings 9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt  offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built  unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that  was before the LORD. So he finished the house.  
1 Kings 9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber,  which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in  the land of Edom. 
1 Kings 9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his  servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the  servants of Solomon. 
1 Kings 9:28 And they came to Ophir, and  fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents,  and brought it to king Solomon.    Page 203 
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1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of  Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to  prove him with hard questions. 
1 Kings 10:2 And she came to  Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare  spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when  she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all  that was in her heart. 
1 Kings 10:3 And Solomon told her all her  questions: there was not any thing hid from the king,  which he told her not. 
1 Kings 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba  had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had  built, 
1 Kings 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his  servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their  apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he  went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more  spirit in her. 
1 Kings 10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true  report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy  wisdom. 
1 Kings 10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I  came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was  not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame  which I heard. 
1 Kings 10:8 Happy are thy men, happy are  these thy servants, which stand continually before thee,  and that hear thy wisdom. 
1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD  thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne  of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore  made he thee king, to do judgment and justice. 
1 Kings 10:10 And  she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold,  and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there  came no more such abundance of spices as these which the  queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon. 
1 Kings 10:11 And the  navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought  in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious  stones. 
1 Kings 10:12 And the king made of the almug trees  pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king’s house,  harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such  almug trees, nor were seen unto this day. 
1 Kings 10:13 And king  Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire,  whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave  her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own  country, she and her servants.  
1 Kings 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in  one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold.  
1 Kings 10:15 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of  the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of  Arabia, and of the governors of the country.  
1 Kings 10:16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of  beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one  target. 
1 Kings 10:17 And he made three hundred shields of  beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the  king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.  
1 Kings 10:18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory,  and overlaid it with the best gold. 
1 Kings 10:19 The throne had  six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and  there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and  two lions stood beside the stays. 
1 Kings 10:20 And twelve lions  stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six  steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.  
1 Kings 10:21 And all king Solomon’s drinking vessels were  of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of  Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was  nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon. 
1 Kings 10:22 For  the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of  Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish,  bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.  
1 Kings 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the  earth for riches and for wisdom.  
1 Kings 10:24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his  wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 
1 Kings 10:25 And they  brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels  of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and  mules, a rate year by year.  
1 Kings 10:26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and  horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots,  and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the  cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem. 
1 Kings 10:27  And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and  cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in  the vale, for abundance.  
1 Kings 10:28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt,  and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn  at a price. 
1 Kings 10:29 And a chariot came up and went out of  Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for  an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites,  and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their  means.  
1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women,  together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the  Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;  
1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said  unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them,  neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will  turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto  these in love. 
1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives,  princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives  turned away his heart. 
1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when  Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart  after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the  LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.  
1 Kings 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the  Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the  Ammonites. 
1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of  the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did  David his father. 
1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high  place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill  that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination  of the children of Ammon. 
1 Kings 11:8 And likewise did he for  all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed  unto their gods. 
1 Kings 11:9 And the LORD was angry with  Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God  of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, 
1 Kings 11:10 And  had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should  not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the  LORD commanded. 
1 Kings 11:11 Wherefore the LORD said  unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou  hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have  commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee,  and will give it to thy servant. 
1 Kings 11:12 Notwithstanding in  thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I  will rend it out of the hand of thy son. 
1 Kings 11:13 Howbeit I  will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe  to thy son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s  sake which I have chosen.  
1 Kings 11:14 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto  Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king’s seed in  Edom. 
1 Kings 11:15 For it came to pass, when David was in  Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury  the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom; 
1 Kings 11:16  (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until  he had cut off every male in Edom:) 
1 Kings 11:17 That Hadad  fled, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with  him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.    
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1 Kings 11:18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran:  and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to  Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an  house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.  
1 Kings 11:19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of  Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own  wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 
1 Kings 11:20 And the  sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom  Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh’s house: and Genubath was in  Pharaoh’s household among the sons of Pharaoh. 
1 Kings 11:21  And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his  fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead,  Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine  own country. 
1 Kings 11:22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But  what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to  go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing:  howbeit let me go in any wise.  
1 Kings 11:23 And God stirred him up another adversary,  Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord  Hadadezer king of Zobah: 
1 Kings 11:24 And he gathered men  unto him, and became captain over a band, when David  slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and  dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. 
1 Kings 11:25 And he  was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside  the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and  reigned over Syria.  
1 Kings 11:26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of  Zereda, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was  Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand  against the king. 
1 Kings 11:27 And this was the cause that he  lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo,  and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.  
1 Kings 11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of  valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was  industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the  house of Joseph. 
1 Kings 11:29 And it came to pass at that time  when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet  Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad  himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in  the field: 
1 Kings 11:30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that  was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces: 
1 Kings 11:31 And he  said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the  LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom  out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:  
1 Kings 11:32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David’s  sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake, the city which I have chosen  out of all the tribes of Israel:) 
1 Kings 11:33 Because that they  have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the  goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the  Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon,  and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right  in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments,  as did David his father. 
1 Kings 11:34 Howbeit I will not take  the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him  prince all the days of his life for David my servant’s sake,  whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my  statutes: 
1 Kings 11:35 But I will take the kingdom out of his  son’s hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.  
1 Kings 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, 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.  
1 Kings 11:37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according  to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.  
1 Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I  command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is  right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my  commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with  thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and  will give Israel unto thee. 
1 Kings 11:39 And I will for this afflict  the seed of David, but not for ever. 
1 Kings 11:40 Solomon  sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and  fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in  Egypt until the death of Solomon.   
1 Kings 11:41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that  he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of  the acts of Solomon? 
1 Kings 11:42 And the time that Solomon  reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.  
1 Kings 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried  in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son  reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel  were come to Shechem to make him king. 
1 Kings 12:2 And it  came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was  yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the  presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)  
1 Kings 12:3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all  the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam,  saying, 
1 Kings 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now  therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and  his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will  serve thee. 
1 Kings 12:5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for  three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.  
1 Kings 12:6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men,  that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and  said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?  
1 Kings 12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a  servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and  answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will  be thy servants for ever. 
1 Kings 12:8 But he forsook the counsel  of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted  with the young men that were grown up with him, and  which stood before him: 
1 Kings 12:9 And he said unto them,  What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who  have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father  did put upon us lighter? 
1 Kings 12:10 And the young men that  were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt  thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying,  Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter  unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger  shall be thicker than my father’s loins. 
1 Kings 12:11 And now  whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will  add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips,  but I will chastise you with scorpions.  
1 Kings 12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to  Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying,  Come to me again the third day. 
1 Kings 12:13 And the king  answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s  counsel that they gave him; 
1 Kings 12:14 And spake to them  after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made  your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father  also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with  scorpions. 
1 Kings 12:15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto  the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might  perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the  Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.  
1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened  not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What  portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in  the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine  own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.  
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1 Kings 12:18  Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the  tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died.  Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his  chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 
1 Kings 12:19 So Israel rebelled  against the house of David unto this day. 
1 Kings 12:20 And it  came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come  again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation,  and made him king over all Israel: there was none that  followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.   
1 Kings 12:21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he  assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of  Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men,  which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to  bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.  
1 Kings 12:22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man  of God, saying, 
1 Kings 12:23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of  Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and  Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, 
1 Kings 12:24  Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against  your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his  house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore  to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according  to the word of the LORD.  
1 Kings 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim,  and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built  Penuel. 
1 Kings 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall  the kingdom return to the house of David: 
1 Kings 12:27 If this  people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at  Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto  their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they  shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.  
1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two  calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you  to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which  brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 
1 Kings 12:29 And he  set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. 
1 Kings 12:30  And this thing became a sin: for the people went to  worship before the one, even unto Dan. 
1 Kings 12:31 And he  made an house of high places, and made priests of the  lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.  
1 Kings 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth  month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast  that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in  Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he  placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had  made. 
1 Kings 12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had  made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even  in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and  ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered  upon the altar, and burnt incense.  
1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of  Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam  stood by the altar to burn incense. 
1 Kings 13:2 And he cried  against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar,  altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born  unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee  shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense  upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee.  
1 Kings 13:3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is  the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar  shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured  out. 
1 Kings 13:4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard  the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the  altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar,  saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth  against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to  him. 
1 Kings 13:5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured  out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of  God had given by the word of the LORD. 
1 Kings 13:6 And the  king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now  the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my  hand may be restored me again. And the man of God  besought the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored him  again, and became as it was before. 
1 Kings 13:7 And the king  said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh  thyself, and I will give thee a reward. 
1 Kings 13:8 And the man  of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine  house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor  drink water in this place: 
1 Kings 13:9 For so was it charged me  by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink  water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.   
1 Kings 13:10 So he went another way, and returned not by the  way that he came to Bethel.  
1 Kings 13:11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his  sons came and told him all the works that the man of God  had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken  unto the king, them they told also to their father. 
1 Kings 13:12  And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his  sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came  from Judah. 
1 Kings 13:13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me  the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,  
1 Kings 13:14 And went after the man of God, and found him  sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the  man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.  
1 Kings 13:15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and  eat bread. 
1 Kings 13:16 And he said, I may not return with thee,  nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water  with thee in this place: 
1 Kings 13:17 For it was said to me by the  word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water  there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.  
1 Kings 13:18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou  art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD,  saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he  may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.  
1 Kings 13:19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his  house, and drank water.  
1 Kings 13:20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that  the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought  him back: 
1 Kings 13:21 And he cried unto the man of God that  came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch  as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not  kept the commandment which the LORD thy God  commanded thee, 
1 Kings 13:22 But camest back, and hast eaten  bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the  LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water;  thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.  
1 Kings 13:23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and  after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit,  for the prophet whom he had brought back. 
1 Kings 13:24 And  when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew  him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood  by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. 
1 Kings 13:25 And,  behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way,  and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told  it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. 
1 Kings 13:26 And  when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard  thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was  disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the  LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn  him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD,  which he spake unto him. 
1 Kings 13:27 And he spake to his sons,    
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1 Kings 13:28  And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the  ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not  eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass. 
1 Kings 13:29 And the prophet  took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the  ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the  city, to mourn and to bury him. 
1 Kings 13:30 And he laid his  carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him,  saying, Alas, my brother! 
1 Kings 13:31 And it came to pass,  after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying,  When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the  man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:   
1 Kings 13:32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the  LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses  of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall  surely come to pass.  
1 Kings 13:33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his  evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests  of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him,  and he became one of the priests of the high places.  
1 Kings 13:34 And this thing became sin unto the house of  Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off  the face of the earth.  
1 Kings 14:1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.  
1 Kings 14:2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee,  and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife  of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is  Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king  over this people. 
1 Kings 14:3 And take with thee ten loaves, and  cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell  thee what shall become of the child. 
1 Kings 14:4 And  Jeroboam’s wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and  came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for  his eyes were set by reason of his age.  
1 Kings 14:5 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife  of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for  he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall  be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be  another woman. 
1 Kings 14:6 And it was so, when Ahijah  heard the sound of her feet as she came in at the door, that  he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou  thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy  tidings. 
1 Kings 14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD  God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the  people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, 
1 Kings 14:8  And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and  gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant  David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me  with all his heart, to do that only which was right in  mine eyes; 
1 Kings 14:9 But hast done evil above all that were  before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods,  and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast  me behind thy back: 
1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring  evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from  Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is  shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of  the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be  all gone. 
1 Kings 14:11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city  shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the  fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken it. 
1 Kings 14:12  Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and  when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die. 
1 Kings 14:13  And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he  only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him  there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of  Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 
1 Kings 14:14 Moreover the  LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut  off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now.   
1 Kings 14:15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is  shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this  good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter  them beyond the river, because they have made their  groves, provoking the LORD to anger. 
1 Kings 14:16 And he  shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who  did sin, and who made Israel to sin.  
1 Kings 14:17 And Jeroboam’s wife arose, and departed, and  came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the  door, the child died; 
1 Kings 14:18 And they buried him; and all  Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the  LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah  the prophet. 
1 Kings 14:19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam,  how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are  written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.  
1 Kings 14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two  and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab  his son reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 14:21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in  Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he  began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem,  the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of  Israel, to put his name there. And his mother’s name was  Naamah an Ammonitess. 
1 Kings 14:22 And Judah did evil in the  sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with  their sins which they had committed, above all that their  fathers had done. 
1 Kings 14:23 For they also built them high  places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and  under every green tree. 
1 Kings 14:24 And there were also  sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the  abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out  before the children of Israel.  
1 Kings 14:25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king  Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against  Jerusalem: 
1 Kings 14:26 And he took away the treasures of the  house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house;  he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of  gold which Solomon had made. 
1 Kings 14:27 And king  Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and  committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard,  which kept the door of the king’s house. 
1 Kings 14:28 And it was  so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that  the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard  chamber.  
1 Kings 14:29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all  that he did, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
1 Kings 14:30 And there was  war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.  
1 Kings 14:31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was  buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his  mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam  his son reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the  son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. 
1 Kings 15:2 Three  years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was  Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. 
1 Kings 15:3 And he  walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done  before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD  his God, as the heart of David his father. 
1 Kings 15:4  Nevertheless for David’s sake did the LORD his God give  him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to  establish Jerusalem: 
1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which    Page 207 
1 Kings   was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside  from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his  life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 
1 Kings 15:6 And  there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the  days of his life. 
1 Kings 15:7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam,  and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war  between Abijam and Jeroboam. 
1 Kings 15:8 And Abijam slept  with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David:  and Asa his son reigned in his stead.   
1 Kings 15:9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of  Israel reigned Asa over Judah. 
1 Kings 15:10 And forty and one  years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was  Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. 
1 Kings 15:11 And Asa did  that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did  David his father. 
1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites  out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers  had made. 
1 Kings 15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her  he removed from being queen, because she had made an  idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by  the brook Kidron. 
1 Kings 15:14 But the high places were not  removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the  LORD all his days. 
1 Kings 15:15 And he brought in the things  which his father had dedicated, and the things which  himself had dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver,  and gold, and vessels.  
1 Kings 15:16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king  of Israel all their days. 
1 Kings 15:17 And Baasha king of Israel  went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not  suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.  
1 Kings 15:18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that  were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and  the treasures of the king’s house, and delivered them into  the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad,  the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of  Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, 
1 Kings 15:19 There is a  league between me and thee, and between my father and  thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver  and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of  Israel, that he may depart from me. 
1 Kings 15:20 So Ben- hadad  hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts  which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and  Dan, and Abel-beth-maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the  land of Naphtali. 
1 Kings 15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha  heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and  dwelt in Tirzah. 
1 Kings 15:22 Then king Asa made a  proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted:  and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber  thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built  with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. 
1 Kings 15:23 The rest  of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did,  and the cities which he built, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless  in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.  
1 Kings 15:24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with  his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat  his son reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 15:25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign  over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and  reigned over Israel two years. 
1 Kings 15:26 And he did evil in  the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father,  and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.  
1 Kings 15:27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of  Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at  Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab  and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon. 
1 Kings 15:28 Even in the  third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and  reigned in his stead. 
1 Kings 15:29 And it came to pass, when he  reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left  not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed  him, according unto the saying of the LORD, which he  spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite: 
1 Kings 15:30 Because  of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he  made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked  the LORD God of Israel to anger.   
1 Kings 15:31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he  did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Israel? 
1 Kings 15:32 And there was war between  Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 
1 Kings 15:33 In the  third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of  Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four  years. 
1 Kings 15:34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD,  and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin  wherewith he made Israel to sin.  
1 Kings 16:1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son  of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 
1 Kings 16:2 Forasmuch as I  exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my  people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam,  and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to  anger with their sins; 
1 Kings 16:3 Behold, I will take away the  posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will  make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of  Nebat. 
1 Kings 16:4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the  dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the  fowls of the air eat. 
1 Kings 16:5 Now the rest of the acts of  Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not  written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?  
1 Kings 16:6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in  Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead. 
1 Kings 16:7 And  also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came  the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his  house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the  LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his  hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he  killed him.  
1 Kings 16:8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah  began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah,  two years. 
1 Kings 16:9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half  his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah,  drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of his  house in Tirzah. 
1 Kings 16:10 And Zimri went in and smote him,  and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king  of Judah, and reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as  soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of  Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall,  neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends. 
1 Kings 16:12 Thus did  Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the  word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu  the prophet, 
1 Kings 16:13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins  of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they  made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to  anger with their vanities. 
1 Kings 16:14 Now the rest of the acts  of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?  
1 Kings 16:15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of  Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people  were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to  the Philistines. 
1 Kings 16:16 And the people that were    
1 Kings Page 208   encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also  slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain  of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp. 
1 Kings 16:17  And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him,  and they besieged Tirzah. 
1 Kings 16:18 And it came to pass,  when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into  the palace of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house  over him with fire, and died, 
1 Kings 16:19 For his sins which he  sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in  the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make  Israel to sin. 
1 Kings 16:20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and  his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?   
1 Kings 16:21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two  parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to  make him king; and half followed Omri. 
1 Kings 16:22 But the  people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that  followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri  reigned.  
1 Kings 16:23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah  began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years  reigned he in Tirzah. 
1 Kings 16:24 And he bought the hill  Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the  hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the  name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.  
1 Kings 16:25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD,  and did worse than all that were before him. 
1 Kings 16:26 For  he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and  in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the  LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities. 
1 Kings 16:27  Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his  might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of  the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 
1 Kings 16:28 So Omri slept  with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his  son reigned in his stead.  
1 Kings 16:29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of  Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and  Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty  and two years. 
1 Kings 16:30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil  in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.  
1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing  for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,  that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of  the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped  him. 
1 Kings 16:32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the  house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 
1 Kings 16:33 And  Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the  LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that  were before him.  
1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho:  he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and  set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub,  according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by  Joshua the son of Nun.  
1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the  inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God  of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew  nor rain these years, but according to my word. 
1 Kings 17:2 And  the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 
1 Kings 17:3 Get  thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the  brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 
1 Kings 17:4 And it shall  be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have  commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 
1 Kings 17:5 So he  went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he  went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.   
1 Kings 17:6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the  morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank  of the brook. 
1 Kings 17:7 And it came to pass after a while, that  the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the  land.  
1 Kings 17:8 And the word of the LORD came unto him,  saying, 
1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which  belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have  commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 
1 Kings 17:10  So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to  the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there  gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me,  I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.  
1 Kings 17:11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her,  and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine  hand. 
1 Kings 17:12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth,  I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a  little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks,  that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we  may eat it, and die. 
1 Kings 17:13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear  not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a  little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for  thee and for thy son. 
1 Kings 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God  of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall  the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth  rain upon the earth. 
1 Kings 17:15 And she went and did  according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her  house, did eat many days. 
1 Kings 17:16 And the barrel of  meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according  to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.  
1 Kings 17:17 And it came to pass after these things, that the  son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and  his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in  him. 
1 Kings 17:18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do  with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to  call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? 
1 Kings 17:19  And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out  of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he  abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 
1 Kings 17:20 And he  cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou  also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by  slaying her son? 
1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself upon the  child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O  LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into  him again. 
1 Kings 17:22 And the LORD heard the voice of  Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he  revived. 
1 Kings 17:23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him  down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him  unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.  
1 Kings 17:24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I  know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of  the LORD in thy mouth is truth.  
1 Kings 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the  word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying,  Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the  earth. 
1 Kings 18:2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab.  And there was a sore famine in Samaria. 
1 Kings 18:3 And  Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his  house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly: 
1 Kings 18:4 For  it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD,  that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by  fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) 
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1 Kings   fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we  may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we  lose not all the beasts. 
1 Kings 18:6 So they divided the land  between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by  himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.   
1 Kings 18:7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah  met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said,  Art thou that my lord Elijah? 
1 Kings 18:8 And he answered  him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.  
1 Kings 18:9 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou  wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay  me? 
1 Kings 18:10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no  nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek  thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an  oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.  
1 Kings 18:11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold,  Elijah is here. 
1 Kings 18:12 And it shall come to pass, as soon  as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall  carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell  Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy  servant fear the LORD from my youth. 
1 Kings 18:13 Was it not  told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of  the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD’S  prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and  water? 
1 Kings 18:14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord,  Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay me. 
1 Kings 18:15 And  Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I  stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day. 
1 Kings 18:16  So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab  went to meet Elijah.  
1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that  Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?  
1 Kings 18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but  thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the  commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed  Baalim. 
1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all  Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four  hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four  hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table. 
1 Kings 18:20 So Ahab sent  unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets  together unto mount Carmel. 
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto  all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two  opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal,  then follow him. And the people answered him not a  word. 
1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I  only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets  are four hundred and fifty men. 
1 Kings 18:23 Let them  therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one  bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on  wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other  bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:  
1 Kings 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will  call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth  by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and  said, It is well spoken. 
1 Kings 18:25 And Elijah said unto the  prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves,  and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name  of your gods, but put no fire under. 
1 Kings 18:26 And they took  the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it,  and called on the name of Baal from morning even until  noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor  any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which  was made. 
1 Kings 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah  mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either  he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or  peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. 
1 Kings 18:28  And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner  with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon  them. 
1 Kings 18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past,  and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the  evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to  answer, nor any that regarded. 
1 Kings 18:30 And Elijah said unto  all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came  near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that  was broken down. 
1 Kings 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones,  according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob,  unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall  be thy name: 
1 Kings 18:32 And with the stones he built an altar  in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the  altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.   
1 Kings 18:33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock  in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four  barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and  on the wood. 
1 Kings 18:34 And he said, Do it the second time.  And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the  third time. And they did it the third time. 
1 Kings 18:35 And the  water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also  with water. 
1 Kings 18:36 And it came to pass at the time of the  offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet  came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of  Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel,  and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these  things at thy word. 
1 Kings 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me,  that this people may know that thou art the LORD God,  and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 
1 Kings 18:38  Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt  sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and  licked up the water that was in the trench. 
1 Kings 18:39 And  when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and  they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is  the God. 
1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the  prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took  them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon,  and slew them there.  
1 Kings 18:41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and  drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 
1 Kings 18:42  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to  the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth,  and put his face between his knees, 
1 Kings 18:43 And said to his  servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up,  and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go  again seven times. 
1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the  seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud  out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say  unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that  the rain stop thee not. 
1 Kings 18:45 And it came to pass in the  mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and  wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went  to Jezreel. 
1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the LORD was on  Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to  the entrance of Jezreel.  
1 Kings 19:1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done,  and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.  
1 Kings 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying,  So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy  life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.  
1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his  life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah,  and left his servant there.  
1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the  wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and  he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is  enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not    
1 Kings Page 210   better than my fathers. 
1 Kings 19:5 And as he lay and slept under  a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said  unto him, Arise and eat. 
1 Kings 19:6 And he looked, and,  behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of  water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him  down again. 
1 Kings 19:7 And the angel of the LORD came again  the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat;  because the journey is too great for thee. 
1 Kings 19:8 And he  arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that  meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of  God.   
1 Kings 19:9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there;  and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he  said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? 
1 Kings 19:10 And  he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of  hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant,  thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the  sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life,  to take it away. 
1 Kings 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand  upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD  passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains,  and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the  LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an  earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:  
1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD  was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.  
1 Kings 19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he  wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in  the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a  voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?  
1 Kings 19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the  LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have  forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain  thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left;  and they seek my life, to take it away. 
1 Kings 19:15 And the  LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the  wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint  Hazael to be king over Syria: 
1 Kings 19:16 And Jehu the son of  Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha  the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to  be prophet in thy room. 
1 Kings 19:17 And it shall come to pass,  that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay:  and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha  slay. 
1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel,  all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every  mouth which hath not kissed him.  
1 Kings 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son  of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of  oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed  by him, and cast his mantle upon him. 
1 Kings 19:20 And he left  the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee,  kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.  And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done  to thee? 
1 Kings 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a  yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the  instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they  did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered  unto him.  
1 Kings 20:1 And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his  host together: and there were thirty and two kings with  him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged  Samaria, and warred against it. 
1 Kings 20:2 And he sent  messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said  unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, 
1 Kings 20:3 Thy silver and thy  gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the  goodliest, are mine. 
1 Kings 20:4 And the king of Israel  answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy  saying, I am thine, and all that I have. 
1 Kings 20:5 And the  messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Benhadad,  saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou  shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and  thy children; 
1 Kings 20:6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee  to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine  house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that  whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in  their hand, and take it away. 
1 Kings 20:7 Then the king of  Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray  you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: for he sent  unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my  silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not. 
1 Kings 20:8 And  all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not  unto him, nor consent. 
1 Kings 20:9 Wherefore he said unto the  messengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the king, All that  thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do: but  this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and  brought him word again. 
1 Kings 20:10 And Ben-hadad sent unto  him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the  dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people  that follow me. 
1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered  and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his  harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. 
1 Kings 20:12 And  it came to pass, when Ben-hadad heard this message, as he  was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions,that he said  unto his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set  themselves in array against the city.   
1 Kings 20:13 And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab  king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen  all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine  hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.  
1 Kings 20:14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith  the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the  provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he  answered, Thou. 
1 Kings 20:15 Then he numbered the young men  of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred  and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people,  even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.  
1 Kings 20:16 And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was  drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings,  the thirty and two kings that helped him. 
1 Kings 20:17 And the  young men of the princes of the provinces went out first;  and Ben-hadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There  are men come out of Samaria. 
1 Kings 20:18 And he said,  Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or  whether they be come out for war, take them alive. 
1 Kings 20:19  So these young men of the princes of the provinces came  out of the city, and the army which followed them. 
1 Kings 20:20  And they slew every one his man: and the Syrians fled; and  Israel pursued them: and Ben-hadad the king of Syria  escaped on an horse with the horsemen. 
1 Kings 20:21 And the  king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots,  and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.  
1 Kings 20:22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and  said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see  what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of  Syria will come up against thee. 
1 Kings 20:23 And the servants  of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of  the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us  fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be  stronger than they. 
1 Kings 20:24 And do this thing, Take the  kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in  their rooms: 
1 Kings 20:25 And number thee an army, like the  army that thou hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for  chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and    Page 211 
1 Kings   surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened  unto their voice, and did so. 
1 Kings 20:26 And it came to pass at  the return of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians,  and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel. 
1 Kings 20:27 And  the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present,  and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched  before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians  filled the country. 
1 Kings 20:28 And there came a man of God,  and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the  LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God  of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will  I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall  know that I am the LORD. 
1 Kings 20:29 And they pitched one  over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the  seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel  slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one  day. 
1 Kings 20:30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and  there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the  men that were left. And Ben-hadad fled, and came into the  city, into an inner chamber.   
1 Kings 20:31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we  have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are  merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our  loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of  Israel: peradventure he will save thy life. 
1 Kings 20:32 So they  girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their  heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant  Ben-hadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is  he yet alive? he is my brother. 
1 Kings 20:33 Now the men did  diligently observe whether any thing would come from  him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother  Ben-hadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad  came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into  the chariot. 
1 Kings 20:34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, The  cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore;  and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my  father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee  away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him,  and sent him away.  
1 Kings 20:35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets  said unto his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite  me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him. 
1 Kings 20:36  Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the  voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed  from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was  departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him. 
1 Kings 20:37  Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee.  And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded  him. 
1 Kings 20:38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the  king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his  face. 
1 Kings 20:39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the  king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the  battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man  unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be  missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt  pay a talent of silver. 
1 Kings 20:40 And as thy servant was busy  here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said  unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided  it. 
1 Kings 20:41 And he hasted, and took the ashes away from  his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was  of the prophets. 
1 Kings 20:42 And he said unto him, Thus saith  the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man  whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life  shall go for his life, and thy people for his people. 
1 Kings 20:43  And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and  displeased, and came to Samaria.  
1 Kings 21:1 And it came to pass after these things, that  Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in  Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 
1 Kings 21:2  And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy  vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it  is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better  vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give  thee the worth of it in money. 
1 Kings 21:3 And Naboth said to  Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the  inheritance of my fathers unto thee. 
1 Kings 21:4 And Ahab came  into his house heavy and displeased because of the word  which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had  said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And  he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face,  and would eat no bread.  
1 Kings 21:5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto  him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?  
1 Kings 21:6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth  the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for  money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another  vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my  vineyard. 
1 Kings 21:7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost  thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat  bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the  vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. 
1 Kings 21:8 So she wrote  letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and  sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were  in his city, dwelling with Naboth. 
1 Kings 21:9 And she wrote in  the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high  among the people: 
1 Kings 21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial,  before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst  blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and  stone him, that he may die. 
1 Kings 21:11 And the men of his city,  even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in  his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was  written in the letters which she had sent unto them. 
1 Kings 21:12  They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the  people. 
1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of  Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed  against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the  people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king.  Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him  with stones, that he died. 
1 Kings 21:14 Then they sent to Jezebel,  saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.  
1 Kings 21:15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that  Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to  Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the  Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for  Naboth is not alive, but dead. 
1 Kings 21:16 And it came to pass,  when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up  to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take  possession of it.  
1 Kings 21:17 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the  Tishbite, saying, 
1 Kings 21:18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king  of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the  vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.  
1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith  the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession?  And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the  LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth  shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. 
1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab  said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he  answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold  thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. 
1 Kings 21:21  Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy  posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth    
1 Kings Page 212   against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,   
1 Kings 21:22 And will make thine house like the house of  Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the  son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast  provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. 
1 Kings 21:23  And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs  shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. 
1 Kings 21:24 Him that  dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that  dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.  
1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did  sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD,  whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. 
1 Kings 21:26 And he did very  abominably in following idols, according to all things as  did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the  children of Israel. 
1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab  heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put  sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth,  and went softly. 
1 Kings 21:28 And the word of the LORD came  to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 
1 Kings 21:29 Seest thou how Ahab  humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself  before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his  son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.  
1 Kings 22:1 And they continued three years without war  between Syria and Israel. 
1 Kings 22:2 And it came to pass in the  third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to  the king of Israel. 
1 Kings 22:3 And the king of Israel said unto  his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and  we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of  Syria? 
1 Kings 22:4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go  with me to battle to Ramoth- gilead? And Jehoshaphat said  to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy  people, my horses as thy horses. 
1 Kings 22:5 And Jehoshaphat  said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word  of the LORD to day. 
1 Kings 22:6 Then the king of Israel  gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and  said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle,  or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall  deliver it into the hand of the king. 
1 Kings 22:7 And  Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD  besides, that we might enquire of him? 
1 Kings 22:8 And the king  of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man,  Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the  LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good  concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the  king say so. 
1 Kings 22:9 Then the king of Israel called an officer,  and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah. 
1 Kings 22:10  And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat  each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place  in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets  prophesied before them. 
1 Kings 22:11 And Zedekiah the son of  Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith  the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until  thou have consumed them. 
1 Kings 22:12 And all the prophets  prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth- gilead, and  prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king’s  hand. 
1 Kings 22:13 And the messenger that was gone to call  Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of  the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth:  let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them,  and speak that which is good. 
1 Kings 22:14 And Micaiah said,  As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that  will I speak.  
1 Kings 22:15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto  him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle,  or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper:  for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.  
1 Kings 22:16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall  I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is  true in the name of the LORD? 
1 Kings 22:17 And he said, I saw  all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a  shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let  them return every man to his house in peace. 
1 Kings 22:18 And  the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee  that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?  
1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the  LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the  host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his  left. 
1 Kings 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade  Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And  one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.  
1 Kings 22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the  LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 
1 Kings 22:22 And the  LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go  forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his  prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and  prevail also: go forth, and do so. 
1 Kings 22:23 Now therefore,  behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all  these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil  concerning thee. 
1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of  Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and  said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to  speak unto thee? 
1 Kings 22:25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou  shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner  chamber to hide thyself. 
1 Kings 22:26 And the king of Israel  said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the  governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; 
1 Kings 22:27  And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison,  and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of  affliction, until I come in peace. 
1 Kings 22:28 And Micaiah said,  If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by  me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.  
1 Kings 22:29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of  Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 
1 Kings 22:30 And the king of  Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and  enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king  of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle. 
1 Kings 22:31  But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two  captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither  with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.  
1 Kings 22:32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the  chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the  king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him:  and Jehoshaphat cried out. 
1 Kings 22:33 And it came to pass,  when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not  the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.  
1 Kings 22:34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and  smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness:  wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine  hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.  
1 Kings 22:35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was  stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at  even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of  the chariot. 
1 Kings 22:36 And there went a proclamation  throughout the host about the going down of the sun,  saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own  country.  
1 Kings 22:37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria;  and they buried the king in Samaria. 
1 Kings 22:38 And one  washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs  licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according  unto the word of the LORD which he spake. 
1 Kings 22:39 Now  the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory  house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are  they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 

1 Kings 22:40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah  his son reigned in his stead.   

1 Kings 22:41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign  over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.  

1 Kings 22:42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when  he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the  daughter of Shilhi. 

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways  of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that  which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the  high places were not taken away; for the people offered  and burnt incense yet in the high places. 

1 Kings 22:44 And  Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel. 

1 Kings 22:45  Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that  he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 

1 Kings 22:46 And  the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of  his father Asa, he took out of the land. 

1 Kings 22:47 There was  then no king in Edom: a deputy was king. 

1 Kings 22:48  Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for  gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.  

1 Kings 22:49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto  Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the  ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.  

1 Kings 22:50 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was  buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and  Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.  

1 Kings 22:51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over  Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king  of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel. 

1 Kings 22:52 And he  did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of  his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of  Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: 

1 Kings 22:53  For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to  anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his  father had done.  

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