1 Kings 11:26-40 (New American Standard)

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26 Then 1Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, 2also arebelled against the king. 27 Now this was the reason why he brebelled against the king: 3Solomon built the cMillo, and closed up the breach of the city of his father David. 28 Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when 4Solomon saw that the young man was dindustrious, he appointed him over all the eforced labor of the house of Joseph. 29 It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that 5the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now fAhijah had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field. 30 Then 6Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, 7I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes 32 (8but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, 9the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel ), 33 because they have forsaken Me, and 10have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, 11Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doing what is right in My sight and observing My statutes and My ordinances, as his father David did. 34 'Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him gruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes; 35 but 12I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes. 36 'But 13to his son I will give one tribe, 14that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, 15the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name. 37 'I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever hyou desire, and you shall be king over Israel. 38 'Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then 16I will be with you and 17build you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 39 'Thus I will afflict the idescendants of David for this, but not always .' " 40 Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to 18Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
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