Now 1King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,
from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, 2"You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.
He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and 3his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, 4as was the heart of David his father.
For Solomon went after 5Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after 6Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done.
Then Solomon built a high place for 7Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for 8Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.
And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods.