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Jeroboam Sends His Wife, Disguised, to the Prophet Ahijah1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there...

The Israelites Ask Rehoboam to Lighten Their Burdens1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence...

Solomon’s Wives and Concubines Draw Him into Idolatry1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them,...

Abijam’s Evil Reign over Judah1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had...

Micaiah Prophesies That Ahab Will Be Slain at Ramoth-gilead1 And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.3 And the king of Israel said unto his...

Ahab Is Denied Naboth’s Vineyard1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a...

Ben-hadad of Syria Besieges Samaria, but Is Defeated by Ahab1 And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.2 And he sent messengers to...

Threatened by Jezebel, Elijah Flees to Beer-sheba, Then to Mount Horeb1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also,...

The Lord’s Faithful Servant Obadiah Meets Elijah1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab....

The Prophet Elijah Is Fed by Ravens1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.2 And the word of...

The Evil Reigns of Baasha and Elah over Israel1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of...

Jeroboam’s Hand Withers and His Altar Splits Apart1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said,...

The Queen of Sheba Admires Solomon’s Wisdom1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very...

God’s Covenant, in a Vision, with Solomon1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had...

The Feast of the Dedication of the Temple1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

The Building of Solomon’s House1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon...

The Building of Solomon’s Temple1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he...

King Hiram of Tyre Supplies Timber for the Temple1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,3 Thou...

Solomon’s Princes and Officers1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.2 And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over...

Solomon Marries Pharaoh’s Daughter1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.2 Only...

David Gives a Charge to Solomon1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God,...

Abishag Ministers to David1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and...