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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 1 Kings 11:1 - 8
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 11
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter - Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech F77 the detestable god of the Ammonites.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F77 Hebrew Milcom; also in verse 33

 
 

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