Now 1KingSolomonlovedmanyforeignwomen along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittitewomen,
from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, "2You shall not aassociate with them, nor shall they bassociate with you, for they will surelyturn your heartawayafter their gods." Solomonheldfast to these in love.
33He hadsevenhundredwives, princesses, and threehundredconcubines, and his wivesturned his heartaway.
For whenSolomon was old, his wivesturned his heartawayafterothergods; and 4his heart was not cwhollydevoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
For Solomonwentafter5Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and afterd6Milcom the detestableidol of the Ammonites.
6Solomondidwhat was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORDfully, as David his father had done.
7ThenSolomonbuilt a highplace for 7Chemosh the detestableidol of Moab, on the mountainwhich is eeast of Jerusalem, and for 8Molech the detestableidol of the sons of Ammon.
8Thus also he did for all his foreignwives, who burnedincense and sacrificed to their gods.
Now 9the LORD was angry with Solomon10because his heart was turnedaway from the LORD, the God of Israel, 11who had appeared to him twice,
and 12had commanded him concerningthisthing, that he should not goafterothergods; but he did not observewhat the LORD had commanded.
So the LORDsaid to Solomon, "Becausefyou have donethis, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, 13I will surelytear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
12"Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your fatherDavid, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
13"However, 14I will not tearawayall the kingdom, but 15I will giveonetribe to your son for the sake of My servantDavid and 16for the sake of Jerusalemwhich I have chosen."
Then the LORDraised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the groyalline in Edom.
For it came about, 17when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had 18struckdowneverymale in Edom16
(for Joab and allIsraelstayedtheresixmonths, until he had cutoffeverymale in Edom ),
that Hadadfledhto Egypt, he and certainEdomites of his father'sservants with him, while Hadad was a youngboy.
They arose from Midian and came to 19Paran; and they tookmen with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaohking of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.
Now HadadfoundgreatfavoribeforePharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
The sister of Tahpenesbore his sonGenubath, whom Tahpenesweaned in Pharaoh'shouse; and Genubath was in Pharaoh'shouseamong the sons of Pharaoh.
But 20when Hadadheard in Egypt that Davidslept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadadsaid to Pharaoh, "Send me away, that I may go to my own country."
Then Pharaohsaid to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?" And he answered, "Nothing; nevertheless you must surelyjlet me go."
2321God also raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord22Hadadezerking of Zobah.
He gatheredmen to himself and becameleader of a maraudingband, 23after Davidslew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayedkthere, and reigned in Damascus.
So he was an adversary to Israelall the days of Solomon, along with the evil that Hadad did; and he abhorredIsrael and reignedoverAram.
Then 24Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon'sservant, whose mother'sname was Zeruah, a widow, 25also lrebelled against the king.
Now this was the reasonwhy he mrebelled against the king: 26Solomonbuilt the nMillo, and closed up the breach of the city of his fatherDavid.
Now the manJeroboam was a valiantwarrior, and when 27Solomonsaw that the youngman was oindustrious, he appointed him over all the pforcedlabor of the house of Joseph.
It came about at that time, when Jeroboamwent out of Jerusalem, that 28the prophetAhijah the Shilonitefound him on the road. Now qAhijah had clothed himself with a newcloak; and both of them were alone in the field.
Then 29Ahijahtookhold of the newcloakwhich was on him and tore it into twelvepieces.
He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself tenpieces; for thussays the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, 30I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you tentribes32
(31but he will haveonetribe, for the sake of My servantDavid and for the sake of Jerusalem, 32the citywhich I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel ),
33because they have forsaken Me, and 33have worshipedAshtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, 34Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doingwhat is right in My sight and observing My statutes and My ordinances, as his fatherDavid did.
'Nevertheless I will not take the wholekingdom out of his hand, but I will make him rrulerall the days of his life, for the sake of My servantDavidwhom I chose, whoobserved My commandments and My statutes;
but 35I will take the kingdom from his son'shand and give it to you, even tentribes.
'But 36to his son I will giveonetribe, 37that My servantDavid may have a lampalwaysbefore Me in Jerusalem, 38the citywhere I have chosen for Myself to put My name.
'I will take you, and you shall reign over whateversyou desire, and you shall be kingoverIsrael.
'Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and dowhat is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servantDaviddid, then 39I will be with you and 40build you an enduringhouse as I built for David, and I will giveIsrael to you.
'Thus I will afflict the tdescendants of David for this, but not always .' "
40Solomonsought therefore to putJeroboam to death; but Jeroboamarose and fled to Egypt to 41Shishakking of Egypt, and he was in Egyptuntil the death of Solomon.
4142Now the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
Thus 43the time that Solomonreigned in JerusalemoverallIsrael was fortyyears.
And Solomon44slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of his fatherDavid, and his son45Rehoboamreigned in his place.