As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods,1 and his heart was not fully devoted2 to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
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He followed Ashtoreth3 the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech4 the detestable god of the Ammonites.
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So Solomon did evil5 in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.
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On a hill east6 of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh7 the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech8 the detestable god of the Ammonites.
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He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.
The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared9 to him twice.
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Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods,10 Solomon did not keep the LORD's command.11
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So the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees,12 which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear13 the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.
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Nevertheless, for the sake of David14 your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
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Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe15 for the sake16 of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."17
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Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary,18 Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom.
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