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 1 Kings 11:1 - 12:25
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 11  - Click for Chapter Audio
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now King R435 Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, "You R436 shall not associate F325 with them, nor shall they associate F325 with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love.
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He R437 had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his R438 heart was not wholly F326 devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth R439 the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom R440 F327 the detestable idol of the Ammonites.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done.
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh R441 the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east F328 of Jerusalem, and for Molech R442 the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
 
11:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the R443 LORD was angry with Solomon because R444 his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who R445 had appeared to him twice,
 
11:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and had R446 commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded.
 
11:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the LORD said to Solomon, "Because you F329 have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I R447 will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
 
11:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
 
11:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"However, I R448 will not tear away all the kingdom, but I R449 will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for R450 the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."
 
11:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal F330 line in Edom.
 
11:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For it came about, when R451 David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck R452 down every male in Edom
 
11:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
(for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),
 
11:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
that Hadad fled to F331 Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while Hadad was a young boy.
 
11:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They arose from Midian and came to Paran; R453 and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.
 
11:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Hadad found great favor before F332 Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
 
11:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The sister of Tahpenes bore his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.
 
11:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when R454 Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Send me away, that I may go to my own country."
 
11:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Pharaoh said to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?" And he answered, "Nothing; nevertheless you must surely let F333 me go."
 
11:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
God R455 also raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer R456 king of Zobah.
 
11:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after R457 David slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayed there, F334 and reigned in Damascus.
 
11:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, along with the evil that Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Aram.
 
11:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jeroboam R458 the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also R459 rebelled F335 against the king.
 
11:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now this was the reason why he rebelled F336 against the king: Solomon R460 built the Millo, F337 and closed up the breach of the city of his father David.
 
11:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon R461 saw that the young man was industrious, F338 he appointed him over all the forced F339 labor of the house of Joseph.
 
11:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the R462 prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah F340 had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field.
 
11:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Ahijah R463 took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces.
 
11:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Behold, I R464 will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes
 
11:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
(but R465 he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the R466 city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel),
 
11:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
because they have forsaken Me, and have R467 worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh R468 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.
 
11:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler F341 all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes;
 
11:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
but I R469 will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes.
 
11:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`But to R470 his son I will give one tribe, that R471 My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the R470 city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.
 
11:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you F342 desire, and you shall be king over Israel.
 
11:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`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 R472 will be with you and build R473 you an enduring house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.
 
11:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Thus I will afflict the descendants F343 of David for this, but not always.' "
 
11:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to Shishak R474 king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
 
11:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now R475 the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
 
11:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus the R476 time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
 
11:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And Solomon slept R477 with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David, and his son Rehoboam R478 reigned in his place.
 
   Chapter 12  - Click for Chapter Audio
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R479 Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem R480 to make him king.
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now when R481 Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, he F344 was living in Egypt (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon).
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Your R482 father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said to them, "Depart R483 for F345 three days, then return to me." So the people departed.
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
King Rehoboam consulted R484 with the elders who had served F346 his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?"
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they spoke to him, saying, "If R485 you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant F347 them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and F348 served him.
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, `Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, `Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!' But you shall speak to them, `My little finger is thicker than my father's loins!
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.' "
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, F349 saying, "Return R486 to me on the third day."
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given F350 him,
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My R487 father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the king did not listen to the people; for R488 it was a turn of events from the LORD, that R489 He might establish His word, which the LORD spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; To R490 your tents, O Israel! Now look after your own house, David!" So Israel departed to their tents.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But as R491 for the sons of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, R492 who was over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him to F351 death. And King Rehoboam made haste to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So R493 Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, that they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. None R494 but the tribe of Judah followed the house of David.
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now R495 when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the word of God came to Shemaiah R496 the man of God, saying,
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the rest R497 of the people, saying,
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Thus says the LORD, "You must not go up and fight against your relatives F352 the sons of Israel; return every man to his house, for R498 this thing has come from Me.""' So they listened to the word of the LORD, and returned and went their way according to the word of the LORD.
 
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jeroboam R499 built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived there. F353 And he went out from there and built Penuel. R500
 

FOOTNOTES:
F186 Lit go among
F187 Lit complete with
F188 In Jer 49:1, 3, Malcam
F189 Lit before
F190 Lit this is with you
F191 Lit king's seed
F192 Lit to go into
F193 Lit in the sight of
F194 Lit send me away
F195 Lit in it
F196 Lit lifted up a hand
F197 Lit lifted up a hand
F198 I.e. citadel
F199 Lit a doer of work
F200 Lit burden
F201 Lit he
F202 Or prince
F203 Lit your soul desires
F204 Lit seed
F205 Lit Jeroboam
F206 Lit yet three
F207 Lit stood before
F208 Lit answer them
F209 Lit who stood before
F210 Lit spoken
F211 Lit advised
F212 Lit with stones that he died
F213 Lit brothers
F214 Lit in it

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R435 Deuteronomy 17:17; Nehemiah 13:23-27
R436 Exodus 23:31-33; 34:12-16; Deuteronomy 7:3
R437 2 Samuel 5:13-16
R438 1 Kings 9:4
R439 Judges 2:13; 10:6; 1 Samuel 7:3,4
R440 1 Kings 11:7
R441 Numbers 21:29; Judges 11:24; 2 Kings 23:13
R442 Leviticus 20:2-5; 2 Kings 23:10; Acts 7:43
R443 Psalms 90:7
R444 1 Kings 11:2,4
R445 1 Kings 3:5; 9:2
R446 1 Kings 6:12; 9:6,7
R447 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Kings 11:29-31; 12:15,16,20; 2 Kings 17:15,21
R448 2 Samuel 7:15; 1 Chronicles 17:13; Psalms 89:33
R449 1 Kings 11:32,36;
R450 1 Kings 8:29
R451 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Chronicles 18:12,13
R452 Deuteronomy 20:13
R453 Numbers 10:12; Deuteronomy 1:1
R454 1 Kings 2:10
R455 1 Kings 11:14
R456 2 Samuel 8:3; 10:16
R457 2 Samuel 10:8,18
R458 1 Kings 11:11,28; 12:2,20; 2 Chronicles 13:6
R459 2 Samuel 20:21
R460 1 Kings 9:15,24
R461 Proverbs 22:29
R462 1 Kings 12:15; 14:2; 2 Chronicles 9:29
R463 1 Samuel 15:27,28
R464 1 Kings 11:11,12
R465 1 Kings 11:13;
R466 1 Kings 11:13; 14:21
R467 1 Samuel 7:3; 1 Kings 11:5-8
R468 Numbers 21:29; Jeremiah 48:7,13
R469 1 Kings 11:12; 12:16,17
R470 1 Kings 11:13
R471 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; Psalms 132:17
R472 Deuteronomy 31:8; Joshua 1:5
R473 2 Samuel 7:11,27
R474 1 Kings 14:25; 2 Chronicles 12:2-9
R475 2 Chronicles 9:29
R476 2 Chronicles 9:30
R477 1 Kings 2:10; 2 Chronicles 9:31
R478 1 Kings 14:21; Matthew 1:7
R479 2 Chronicles 10:1
R480 Judges 9:6
R481 1 Kings 11:26,40
R482 1 Samuel 8:11-18; 1 Kings 4:7,21-25; 9:15
R483 1 Kings 12:12
R484 1 Kings 4:1-6; Job 12:12; 32:7
R485 2 Chronicles 10:7; Proverbs 15:1
R486 1 Kings 12:5
R487 Exodus 1:13,14; 5:5-9,16-18
R488 Deuteronomy 2:30; Judges 14:4; 1 Kings 12:24; 2 Chronicles 10:15
R489 1 Kings 11:11,31
R490 2 Samuel 20:1
R491 1 Kings 11:13,36
R492 2 Samuel 20:24; 1 Kings 4:6; 5:14
R493 2 Kings 17:21
R494 1 Kings 11:13,32,36
R495 2 Chronicles 11:1
R496 2 Chronicles 11:2; 12:5-7
R497 1 Kings 12:17
R498 1 Kings 12:15
R499 Genesis 12:6; Judges 9:45-49
R500 Genesis 32:30,31; Judges 8:8,17

 
 

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