And Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord, not walking in the Lord's ways with all his heart as David his father did.
Then Solomon put up a high place for Chemosh, the disgusting god of Moab, in the mountain before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the disgusting god worshipped by the children of Ammon.
And so he did for all his strange wives, who made offerings with burning of perfumes to their gods.
And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had twice come to him in a vision;
And had given him orders about this very thing, that he was not to go after other gods; but he did not keep the orders of the Lord.
So the Lord said to Solomon, Because you have done this, and have not kept my agreement and my laws, which I gave you, I will take the kingdom away from you by force and will give it to your servant.
I will not do it in your life-time, because of your father David, but I will take it from your son.
Still I will not take all the kingdom from him; but I will give one tribe to your son, because of my servant David, and because of Jerusalem, the town of my selection.
So the Lord sent Hadad the Edomite to make trouble for Solomon: he was of the king's seed in Edom.
And when David had sent destruction on Edom, and Joab, the captain of the army, had gone to put the dead into the earth, and had put to death every male in Edom;
(For Joab and all Israel were there six months till every male in Edom had been cut off;)