He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes (1 Kings 11:31)

(but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel), (1 Kings 11:32)

because they have forsaken Me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doing what is right in My sight and observing My statutes and My ordinances, as his father David did. (1 Kings 11:33)

`Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes; (1 Kings 11:34)

but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes. (1 Kings 11:35)

`But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name. (1 Kings 11:36)

`I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel. (1 Kings 11:37)

`Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. (1 Kings 11:38)

`Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.' " (1 Kings 11:39)


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