But kingSolomonlovedmanystrangewomen, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites,Ammonites,Edomites,Zidonians, and Hittites;2
Of the nations concerning which the LORDsaid 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 heartafter their gods:Solomonclave unto these in love .
And he had sevenhundredwives,princesses, and threehundredconcubines: and his wives turned away his heart.4
For it came to pass, whenSolomon was old, that his wives turned away his heartafterothergods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.5
For SolomonwentafterAshtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and afterMilcoma the abomination of the Ammonites.6
And Solomondidevil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fullyafter the LORD, as did David his father.7
Then did Solomonbuild an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is beforeJerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.8
And likewise did he for all his strangewives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.9
And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORDGod of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,10
And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not goafterothergods: but he kept not that which the LORDcommanded .
Wherefore the LORDsaid 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 surelyrend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.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.13Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will giveonetribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen .