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The Queen of Sheba Admires Solomon’s Wisdom1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was...

Solomon’s Construction Projects1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.3 And Solomon...

God Recognizes Solomon’s Prayer by Fire from Heaven1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.2 And the priests could not enter into the house of...

Solomon Blesses the People and Praises God1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole...

The Lord’s Glory Fills the Temple1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of...

The Furnishings for the Temple1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height...

The Temple Is Built1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.2 And he began to build in the second day...

Solomon’s Laborers for the Building of the Temple1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand...

God Appears to Solomon1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in...

Jehoiada Makes Joash King of Judah1 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into...

Ahaziah Becomes King of Judah1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.2 Forty and two...

Jehoram Becomes King of Judah1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehosha­phat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all...

Jehoshaphat Proclaims a Fast1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.2 Then there came some that told Jehosha­phat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond...

Jehoshaphat’s Religious Reforms1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath...

Jehoshaphat Makes an Alliance with Ahab1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and...

Jehoshaphat Becomes King of Judah1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.2 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.3 And...

Asa’s War with Baasha of Israel1 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.2 Then Asa brought out...

Asa, Judah, and Many of Israel Make a Covenant with God1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORDis with you, while ye be...

Asa Becomes King of Judah1 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of...

Abijah Becomes King of Judah1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.3 And Abijah set the battle...

Shishak Takes the Temple Treasures1 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.2 And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came...

Rehoboam Raises an Army to Subdue the Rebellion1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.2 But the word...

Rehoboam Foolishly Rejects the People’s Request1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it,...

Hezekiah Celebrates Passover1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel.2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes,...

Hezekiah Becomes King of Judah1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according...

Ahaz Becomes King of Judah1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father:2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of...

Jotham Becomes King of Judah1 Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all...

Uzziah Becomes King of Judah1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah...

Amaziah Becomes King of Judah1 Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with...

Joash’s Reign over Judah1 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.3 And...

Jehoahaz Becomes King of Judah1 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father’s stead in Jerusalem.2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.3 And the king of...

Josiah Becomes King of Judah1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to...

Manasseh Becomes King of Judah1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before...

God Saves Judah from the Assyrians1 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight...

Hezekiah Reforms Judah’s Worship1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim...

Josiah Celebrates Passover1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD,3 And said unto the...