1 Kings 11:1-10 NLT

1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh’s daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites.
2 The had clearly instructed the people of Israel, “You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.” Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway.
3 He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the .
4 In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the his God, as his father, David, had been.
5 Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech,a the detestable god of the Ammonites.

References for 1 Kings 11:5

    • Ӳ 11:5 - Hebrew Milcom, a variant spelling of Molech; also in 11:33 .
      6 In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the ’s sight; he refused to follow the completely, as his father, David, had done.
      7 On the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem,b he even built a pagan shrine for Chemosh, the detestable god of Moab, and another for Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites.

      References for 1 Kings 11:7

        • ӳ 11:7 - Hebrew On the mountain east of Jerusalem.
          8 Solomon built such shrines for all his foreign wives to use for burning incense and sacrificing to their gods.
          9 The was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the , the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.
          10 He had warned Solomon specifically about worshiping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the ’s command.