"I will not take the whole kingdom from him. Instead, I will allow him to be ruler as long as he lives because of my servant David whom I chose, who obeyed my commands and laws.
But I will take the kingdom away from his son and give you ten tribes.
I will give his son one tribe so that my servant David will always have a lamp in my presence in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to place my name.
"I will choose you so that you can rule everything you desire. You will be king of Israel.
If you will do all I command you, follow my ways, and do what I consider right by obeying my laws and commands as my servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build a permanent dynasty for you as I did for David. And I will give you Israel.
I will make David's descendants suffer for this, but not always."
Then Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to King Shishak of Egypt. He stayed in Egypt until Solomon died.
Aren't the rest of Solomon's acts--everything he did--and his wisdom written in the records of Solomon?
The length of Solomon's reign in Jerusalem over all Israel was 40 years.
Solomon lay down in death with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. His son Rehoboam succeeded him as king.