Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

1st. KINGS


CHAPTERS:  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]  [7]  [8]  [9]  [10]  [11]  [12]  [13]  [14]  [15]  [16]  [17]  [18]  [19]  [20]  [21]  [22]

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Chapter 1

1Now king David was old and stricken in years and they covered him with clothes, but he did not get warm. 2Therefore his servants said to him, Let a young virgin be sought for my lord the king and let her stand before the king and let her cherish him and let her lie in your bosom so that my lord the king may get warm. 3So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel and found Abishag a Shunammite and brought her to the king. 4And the damsel was very fair and cherished the king and ministered to him but the king did not know her.

5Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king and he prepared chariots and horsemen and fifty men to run before him. 6And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why have you done so? and he also was a very goodly man and his mother bore him after Absalom. 7And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest and they following Adonijah helped him. 8But Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and Nathan the prophet and Shimei and Rei and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. 9And Adonijah killed sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel and called all his brothers the king's sons and all the men of Judah the king's servants 10But he did not call Nathan the prophet and Benaiah and the mighty men or his brother Solomon.

11Therefore Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith reigns and David our lord does not know it? 12Now therefore come I beseech you, let me give you counsel so that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. 13Go in to king David and say to him, My lord, O king, did you not, swear to your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me and he shall sit on my throne? why then does Adonijah reign? 14Behold, while you yet speak with the king, I will also come in after you and confirm your words. 15And Bathsheba went in to the king into the chamber and the king was very old and Abishag the Shunammite ministered to the king. 16And Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What would you? 17And she said to him, My lord, you swore to your handmaid by the LORD your God, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me and he shall sit on my throne. 18And now, behold, Adonijah reigns and now, my lord the king, you do not know it 19And he has killed oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance and has called all the sons of the king and Abiathar the priest and Joab the captain of the host but he has not called Solomon your servant. 20And you, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are on you that you should tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21Otherwise when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders. 22And, lo, while she yet spoke with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in. 23And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he had come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground. 24And Nathan said, My lord, O king, have you said, Adonijah shall reign after me and he shall sit on my throne? 25For he is gone down this day and has killed oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance and has called all the king's sons and the captains of the host and Abiathar the priest and, behold, they eat and drink before him and say, God save king Adonijah. 26But he has not called me, even me your servant or Zadok the priest or Benaiah the son of Jehoiada or your servant Solomon. 27Is this thing done by my lord the king and you did not show to your servant who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him? 28Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence and stood before the king. 29And the king swore and said, As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30Even as I swore to you by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me and he shall sit on my throne in my place, even so I will certainly do this day. 31Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth and did reverence to the king and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

32And king David said, Call Zadok the priest to me and Nathan the prophet and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. 33The king said to them, Take the servants of your lord with you and cause Solomon my son to ride on my own mule and bring him down to Gihon. 34And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel there and blow with the trumpet and say, God save king Solomon. 35Then you shall come up after him so that he may come and sit on my throne, for he shall be king in my place and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah. 36And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, Amen, the LORD God of my lord the king say so too. 37As the LORD has been with my lord the king, even so let him be with Solomon and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David. 38So Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, went down and caused Solomon to ride on king David's mule and brought him to Gihon. 39And Zadok the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet and all the people said, God save king Solomon. 40And all the people came up after him and the people piped with pipes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth was torn with their sound.

41And Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they had finished eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, What is this noise of the city being in an uproar? 42And while he yet spoke, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came and Adonijah said to him, Come in, for you are a valiant man and bring good news. 43And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David has made Solomon king. 44And the king has sent Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet with him and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and the Cherethites and the Pelethites and they have caused him to ride on the king's mule. 45And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon and they have come up from there rejoicing so that the city rang again. This is the noise that you have heard. 46And also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom. 47And also the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than your name and make his throne greater than your throne. And the king bowed himself on the bed. 48And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, my eyes even seeing it. 49And all the guests who were with Adonijah were afraid and rose up and every man went his way. 50And Adonijah feared because of Solomon and arose and went and caught hold on the horns of the altar. 51And Solomon was told, saying, Behold, Adonijah fears king Solomon for, lo, he has caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear to me today that he will not kill his servant with the sword. 52And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, a hair of his head shall not fall to the earth but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die. 53So king Solomon sent and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon and Solomon said to him, Go to your house.

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Chapter 2

1Now the days of David drew near that he should die and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2I go the way of all the earth. Be strong therefore and show yourself a man 3And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes and his commandments and his judgments and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn yourself, 4So that the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. 5Also you know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed and shed the blood of war in peace and put the blood of war on his girdle that was about his loins and in his shoes that were on his feet. 6 Therefore do according to your wisdom and do not let his white head go down to the grave in peace. 7But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be of those who eat at your table for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom your brother. 8And, behold, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim but he came down to meet me at the Jordan and I swore to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword. 9Now therefore do not hold him guiltless for you are a wise man and you know what you ought to do to him, but bring down his white head to the grave with blood. 10So David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. 11And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and he reigned thirty three years in Jerusalem.

12Then Solomon sat on the throne of his father David and his kingdom was established greatly. 13And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Do you come peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. 14He also said, I have somewhat to say to you. And she said, Say on. 15And he said, You know that the kingdom was mine and that all Israel set their faces on me so that I should reign but the kingdom is turned about and has become my brother's for it was his from the LORD. 16And now I ask one petition of you, do not deny me. And she said to him, Say on. 17And he said, I beseech you, speak to Solomon the king, (for he will not say no to you,) that he will give Abishag the Shunammite to me for a wife. 18And Bathsheba said, Well, I will speak for you to the king. 19Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her and bowed himself to her and sat down on his throne and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother and she sat on his right hand. 20Then she said, I desire one small petition of you, I beseech you, do not say no to me. And the king said to her, Ask on, my mother for I will not say no to you. 21And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother for a wife. 22And king Solomon answered and said to his mother and why do you ask for Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask the kingdom for him also for he is my elder brother, even for him and for Abiathar the priest and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. 23Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life. 24Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and who has made me a house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 25And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and he fell on him so that he died.

26And the king said to Abiathar the priest, Get you to Anathoth, to your own fields for you are worthy of death but I will not put you to death at this time because you bore the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father and because you have been afflicted in all in which my father was afflicted. 27So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest to the LORD so that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh. 28Then the news came to Joab for Joab had turned after Adonijah, although he had not turned after Absalom. And Joab fled to the tabernacle of the LORD and caught hold on the horns of the altar. 29And king Solomon was told that Joab fled to the tabernacle of the LORD and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall on him. 30And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD and said to him, Thus says the king, Come out. And he said, No, but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab and thus he answered me. 31And the king said to him, Do as he has said and fall on him and bury him so that you may take away from me and from the house of my father the innocent blood which Joab shed. 32And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on two men more righteous and better than he and killed them with the sword, my father David not knowing of it, even, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah. 33Their blood shall therefore return on the head of Joab and on the head of his seed for ever but on David and on his seed and on his house and on his throne, shall be peace for ever from the LORD. 34So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and fell on him and killed him and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

35And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his place over the host and the king put Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar. 36And the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, Build a house in Jerusalem and dwell there and do not go from there any where. 37For on the day you go out and pass over the brook Kidron, you shall know for certain that you shall surely die, your blood shall be on your own head. 38And Shimei said to the king, The saying is good. As my lord the king has said, so will your servant do. And Shimei dwelled in Jerusalem many days. 39And at the end of three years, two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, your servants are in Gath. 40And Shimei arose and saddled his ass and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants and Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath. 41And Solomon was told that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had come again. 42And the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, Did I not make you swear by the LORD and protested to you, saying, Know for a certain, on the day you go out and walk abroad any where that you shall surely die? And you said to me, The word that I have heard is good. 43Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD and the commandment that I have charged you with? 44The king said also to Shimei, You know all the wickedness which your heart is privy to that you did to David my father. Therefore the LORD shall return your wickedness on your own head, 45And king Solomon shall be blessed and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever. 46So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, who went out and fell on him so that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

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Chapter 3

1And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of David, until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem. 2Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days. 3And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father except that he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 4And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice for the great high place was there. Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.

5In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night and God said, Ask what I shall give you. 6And Solomon said, You have shown to your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before you in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with you and you have kept for him this great kindness that you have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father and I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. 8And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 9 Therefore give your servant an understanding heart to judge your people so that I may discern between good and bad for who is able to judge this your so great a people? 10And the speech that Solomon had asked pleased the Lord. 11And God said to him, Because you have asked this thing and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have you asked riches for yourself nor have you asked the life of your enemies, but have asked understanding to discern judgment for yourself, 12Behold, I have done according to your words. Lo, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart so that there has been no one like you before you neither after you shall any arise like you. 13And I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and honor so that there shall not be any among the kings like you all your days. 14And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days. 15And Solomon awoke and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD and offered up burnt offerings and offered peace offerings and made a feast to all his servants.

16Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him. 17And one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. 18And the third day after that I was delivered, this woman was delivered also and we were together. There was no foreigner with us in the house, save we two in the house. 19And this woman's child died in the night, because she overlaid it. 20And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept and laid it in her bosom and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, whom I bore. 22And the other woman said, No, but the living is my son and the dead is your son. And this one said, No, but the dead is your son and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king. 23Then the king said, This one says, This is my son who lives and your son is the dead and the other says, No, but your son is the dead and my son is the living. 24And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. 25And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other. 26Then the woman whose the living child was spoke to the king, for her bowels yearned on her son and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise kill it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor yours, but divide it. 27Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child and in no wise kill it. She is the mother of it. 28And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged and they feared the king for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

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Chapter 4

1So king Solomon was king over all Israel. 2And these were the princes whom he had, Azariah the son of Zadok the priest, 3Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes, Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. 4And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests. 5And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer and the king's friend. 6And Ahishar was over the household and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute. 7And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided provisions for the king and his household, each man in his month in the year made provision. 8And these are their names. The son of Hur, in Mount Ephraim. 9The son of Dekar, in Makaz and in Shaalbim and Bethshemesh and Elonbethhanan. 10The son of Hesed, in Aruboth, to him pertained Sochoh and all the land of Hepher. 11The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor, who had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as a wife. 12Baana the son of Ahilud, to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even to the place that is beyond Jokneam. 13The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead, to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brazen bars. 14Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim. 15Ahimaaz was in Naphtali, he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon as a wife. 16Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth. 17Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar. 18Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin, 19Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan and he was the only officer who was in the land.

20Judah and Israel were as many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry. 21And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river (Euphrates) to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt. They brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life. 22And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour and sixty measures of meal, 23Ten fat oxen and twenty oxen out of the pastures and a hundred sheep, beside harts and roebucks and fallow deer and fatted fowl. 24For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river (Euphrates), from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the river and he had peace around him on all sides. 25And Judah and Israel dwelled safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. 26And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots and twelve thousand horsemen. 27And those officers provided supplies for king Solomon and for all that came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month. They lacked nothing. 228 They brought barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries to the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.

29And God gave Solomon exceedingly much wisdom and understanding and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. 30And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol and his fame was in all nations around him. 32And he spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs were a thousand five. 33And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of creeping things and of fish. 34And all people from all of the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

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Chapter 5

1And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to 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. 2And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3You know how that David my father could not build a house to the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet. 4But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side so that there is neither adversary nor evil happening. 5And, behold, I purpose to build a house to the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your room, he shall build a house to my name. 6Now therefore command that they hew cedar trees for me out of Lebanon and my servants shall be with your servants and I will give hire to you for your servants according to all whom you shall appoint for you know that there is not among us any who have skill to hew timber like to the Sidonians. 7And when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given to David a wise son over this great people. 8And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which you sent to ask me for and I will do all your desire concerning cedar timber and concerning fir timber. 9My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea and I will convey them by sea in floats to the place that you shall appoint for me and will cause them to be discharged there and you shall receive them and you shall accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.

10So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire. 11And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food for his household and twenty measures of pure oil. Thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year. 12And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon and they two made a league together. 13And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel and the levy was thirty thousand men. 14And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses, a month they were in Lebanon and two months at home and Adoniram was over the levy. 15And Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens and eighty thousand hewers in the mountains,16Beside the chief of Solomon's officers who were over the work, three thousand three hundred, who ruled over the people who worked in the work. 17And the king commanded and they brought great stones, costly stones and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. 18And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the stone masons hewed them, so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.

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Chapter 6

1And in the four hundred eightieth year after the children of Israel came 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, he began to build the house of the LORD. 2And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length of it was sixty cubits and the breadth of it twenty cubits and the height of it thirty cubits. 3And twenty cubits was the length of the porch before the temple of the house, according to the breadth of the house and ten cubits was the breadth of it before the house. 4And he made narrow window lights for the house. 5And around the wall against house he built chambers, against the walls around the house, both of the temple and of the oracle and he made chambers around. 6The lowest chamber was five cubits broad and the middle was six cubits broad and the third was seven cubits broad for outside in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests around, so that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house. 7And when it was being built the house was built of stone made ready before it was brought there so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was being built. 8The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber and out of the middle into the third. 9So he built the house and finished it and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar. 10And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high and they rested on the house with cedar timber.

11And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying, 12Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and execute my judgments and keep all my commandments to walk in them, then I will perform my word with you, which I spoke to your father David. 13And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will not forsake my people Israel. 14So Solomon built the house and finished it.

15And he built the walls within the house with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house and the walls of the ceiling and he covered them on the inside with wood and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir. 16And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar. He even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place. 17And the house that is, the temple before it was forty cubits long. 18And the cedar within the house was carved with knobs and open flowers, all was cedar, there was no stone seen. 19And he prepared the oracle within the house, to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there. 20And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length and twenty cubits in breadth and twenty cubits in its height and he overlaid it with pure gold and so covered the altar which was of cedar. 21So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold and he made a partition by chains of gold before the oracle and he overlaid it with gold. 22And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house, also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold. 23And within the oracle he made cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high. 24And one wing of the cherub was five cubits and five cubits the other wing of the cherub. From the uttermost part of the one wing to the uttermost part of the other was ten cubits. 25And the other cherub was ten cubits, both the cherubim were of one measure and one size. 26The height of the one cherub was ten cubits and so was the other cherub. 27And he set the cherubim within the inner house and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubim so that the wing of the one touched the one wall and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house. 28And he overlaid the cherubim with gold. 29And he carved all the walls of the house around with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, within and without. 30And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without. 31And he made doors of olive wood for the entering of the oracle, the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall. 32The two doors also were of olive wood and he carved on them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers and overlaid them with gold and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees. 33So he also made a fourth part of the wall of olive wood for the door of the temple posts. 34And the two doors were of fir, the two leaves of the one door were folding and the two leaves of the other door were folding. 35And he carved on it cherubim and palm trees and open flowers and covered them with gold fitted on the carved work. 36And he built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams. 37The foundation of the house of the LORD was laid in the fourth year in the month Zif, 38And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all the parts of it and according to all the fashion of it. So he was seven years in building it.

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Chapter 7

1But Solomon was thirteen years building his own house and he finished all his house. 2He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon, the length of it was a hundred cubits and the breadth of it fifty cubits and the height of it thirty cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars. 3And it was covered with cedar above on the beams that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row. 4And there were windows in three rows and light was against light in three ranks. 5And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows and light was against light in three ranks. 6And he made a porch of pillars, the length of it was fifty cubits and the breadth of it thirty cubits and the porch was before them and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them. 7Then he made a porch for the throne where he would judge, even the porch of judgment and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other. 8And his house where he dwelled had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon also made a house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken as a wife, like this porch. 9All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation to the coping and so on the outside toward the great court. 10And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits. 11And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewn stones and cedars. 12And around the great court was three rows of hewn stones and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD and for the porch of the house.

13And king Solomon sent and brought Hiram out of Tyre. 14He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon and worked all his work. 15For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece and a line of twelve cubits surrounded both of them. 16And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of the pillars, the height of the one capital was five cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits, 17And nets of checker work and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars, seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital. 18And he made the pillars and two rows round about on the one network, to cover the capitals that were on the top, with pomegranates and so he did for the other capital. 19And the capitals that were on the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits. 20And the capitals on the two pillars had pomegranates also above, opposite the belly which was by the network and the pomegranates were two hundred around in rows on the other capital, 21And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple and he set up the right pillar and called its name Jachin and he set up the left pillar and called its name Boaz. 22And on the top of the pillars was lily work. So the work of the pillars was finished. 23And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other, It was around all and its height was five cubits and a line of thirty cubits surrounded it. 24And around under its brim there were knobs surrounding it, ten in a cubit, encompassing the sea. The knobs were cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the south and three looking toward the east and the sea was set above on them and all their hind parts were inward. 26And it was a hand breadth thick and the brim of it was worked like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies, it contained two thousand baths. 27And he made ten bases of brass, four cubits was the length of one base and four cubits the breadth of it and three cubits the height of it. 28And the work of the bases was on this manner, they had borders and the borders were between the ledges. 29And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen and cherubim and on the ledges there was a base above and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work, 30And every base had four brazen wheels and plates of brass and its four corners had under setters, under the laver were under molten setters, at the side of every addition. 31And the mouth of it within the capital and above was a cubit but the mouth of it was round after the work of the base, a cubit and a half and also on the mouth of it were engravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. 32And under the borders were four wheels and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit. 33And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel, their axletrees and their rims and their spokes and their hubs, were all molten. 34And there were four under setters to the four corners of one base and the under setters were of the very base itself. 35And in the top of the base there was a round compass of half a cubit high and on the top of the base the ledges of it and the borders of it were of the same. 36For on the plates of the ledges of it and on the borders of it, he engraved cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one and additions around. 37After this manner he made the ten bases, all of them had one casting, one measure and one size. 38Then he made ten lavers of brass, one laver contained forty baths and every laver was four cubits and on every one of the ten bases one laver. 39And he put five bases on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward opposite the south. 40And Hiram made the lavers and the shovels and the basins. So Hiram finished doing all the work that he made for king Solomon for the house of the LORD. 41The two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the two pillars and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars, 42And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars, 43And the ten bases and ten lavers on the bases 44And one sea and twelve oxen under the sea,45And the pots and the shovels and the basins and all these vessels, which Hiram made for king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of bright brass. 46The king cast them in the plain of The Jordan, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan. 47And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceedingly many nor was the weight of the brass found out.

48And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained to the house of the LORD, the altar of gold and the table of gold, on which the show bread was 49And the lamp stands of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold 50And the bowls and the snuffers and the basins and the spoons and the censers of pure gold and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place and for the doors of the house that is, of the temple. 51So all the work was ended that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, even the silver and the gold and the vessels, he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.

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Chapter 8

1Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, to king Solomon in Jerusalem so that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 2And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month of Ethanim, which is the seventh month. 3And all the elders of Israel came and the priests took up the ark. 4And they brought up the ark of the LORD and the tabernacle of the congregation and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those the priests and the Levites brought up. 5And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled to him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. 6And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim. 7For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark and over its staves and the cherubim covered the ark. 8And they drew out the staves, so that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle and they were not seen without and there they are to this day. 9There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10And when the priests had come out of the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud for the glory of the LORD (Shekinah) had filled the house of the LORD.

12Then Solomon spoke, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 13I have surely built you a house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever. 14And the king turned his face about and blessed all the congregation of Israel (and all the congregation of Israel stood,) 15And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David my father and has with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 16Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house so that my name might be in it, but I chose David to be over my people Israel. 17And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 18And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build a house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart. 19But you shall not build the house, but your son who shall come out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name. 20And the LORD has performed his word that he spoke and I am raised up in the room of David my father and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised and have built a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 21And I have set a place for the ark there, in which is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

22And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven 23And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 24Who has kept with your servant David my father what you promised him. You spoke also with your mouth and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day, 25Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father what you promised him, saying, There shall not fail a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel so that your children take heed to their way that they walk before me as you have walked before me. 26And now, O God of Israel, let your word, I beseech you, be verified, which you spoke to your servant David my father. 27But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built? 28Yet have you respect to the prayer of your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer, which your servant prays before you today. 29That your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, My name shall be there so that you may listen to the prayer which your servant shall make toward this place. 30And listen to the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place and hear in heaven your dwelling place and when you hear, forgive. 31If any man trespasses against his neighbor and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear and the oath comes before your altar in this house, 32Then hear in heaven and do and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his head and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness. 33When your people Israel are struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you and shall turn again to you and confess your name and pray and make supplication to you in this house, 34Then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them again to the land which you gave to their fathers, 35When heaven is shut up and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and confess your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them, 36Then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and of your people Israel so that you may teach them the good way in which they should walk and give rain on your land, which you have given to your people for an inheritance. 37If there is a famine in the land, if there is pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there is caterpillar, if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities, what ever plague, what ever sickness there is, 38Whatever prayer and supplication is made by any man or by all your people Israel, who shall know every man the plague of his own heart and spread forth his hands toward this house, 39Then hear in heaven, your dwelling place and forgive and do and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart you know, (for you, even you only, know the hearts of all the children of men,) 40That they may fear you all the days that they live in the land which you gave to our fathers. 41Also concerning a foreigner that is not of your people Israel, but comes out of a far country for your name's sake, 42(For they shall hear of your great name and of your strong hand and of your stretched out arm,) when he shall come and pray toward this house, 43Hear in heaven your dwelling place and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you for so that all people of the earth may know your name, to fear you, as your people Israel do and that they may know that this house, which I have built, is called by your name. 44If your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever you shall send them and shall pray to the LORD toward the city which you have chosen and toward the house that I have built for your name, 45Then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven and maintain their cause. 46If they sin against you, (for there is no man who does not sin,) and you are angry with them and deliver them to the enemy so that they carry them away captives to the land of the enemy, far or near, 47Yet if they shall think for themselves in the land where they were carried captives and repent and make supplication to you in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness, 48And so return to you with all their heart and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who led them away captive and they pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city which you have chosen and the house which I have built for your name, 49Then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven your dwelling place and maintain their cause, 50And forgive your people who have sinned against you and all their transgressions in which they have transgressed against you and give them compassion before those who carried them captive so that they may have compassion on them. 51For they are your people and your inheritance, who you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron, 52That your eyes may be open to the supplication of your servant and to the supplication of your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to you. 53For you separated them from among all the people of the earth, to be your inheritance, as you spoke by the hand of Moses your servant, when you brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

54And when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 55And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 56Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. 57The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers. Let him not leave us nor forsake us 58So that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers, 59And let these my words, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night that he maintain the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require 60So that all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no one else. 61Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

62And the king and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD. 63And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the LORD, twenty two thousand oxen and one hundred twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. 64The same day the king hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD for there he offered burnt offerings and meat offerings and the fat of the peace offerings because the brazen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings and meat offerings and the fat of the peace offerings. 65And at that time Solomon and all Israel with him held a feast, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days. 66On the eighth day he sent the people away and they blessed the king and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant and for Israel his people.

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Chapter 9

1And 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, 2The LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before me. I have hallowed this house, which you have built, to put my name there for ever and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually, 4And if you will walk before me, as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you and will keep my statutes and my judgments, 5Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom on Israel for ever, as I promised to David your father, saying, There will not lack a man of you on the throne of Israel, 6But if you shall at all turn from following me, you or your children and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7Then I will cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, I will cast out of my sight and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people. 8And at this house, which is high, every one who passes by it shall be astonished and shall hiss and they shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house? 9And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt and have taken hold on other gods and have worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought on them all this evil.

10And at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house, 11(Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, but they did not please him. 13And he said, What cities are these which you have given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this day. 14And Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

15And this is the reason for the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of the LORD and his own house and Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer, 16For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer and burned it with fire and killed the Canaanites who dwelled in the city and given it for a present to his daughter, Solomon's wife, 17And Solomon built Gezer and the lower Bethhoron, 18And Baalath and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land, 19And all the cities of store that Solomon had and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his dominion. 20And all the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel, 21Their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able to utterly destroy, on those Solomon levied a tribute of bond service to this day. 22But Solomon made no bondmen of the children of Israel but they were men of war and his servants and his princes and his captains and rulers of his chariots and his horsemen. 23These were the chief of the officers who were over Solomon's work, five hundred fifty, who bore rule over the people who worked in the work. 24But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David to her house which Solomon had built for her, then he built Millo. 25And three times in a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar which he built to the LORD and he burnt incense on the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house. 26And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eilath, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom. 27And Hiram sent his servants to the navy, shipmen who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 28And they came to Ophir and brought gold from there, four hundred and twenty talents and brought it to king Solomon.

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Chapter 10

1And 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. 2And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and very much gold and precious stones and when she had come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. 3And Solomon told her all her questions. There was not any thing hid from the king, which he did not tell her. 4And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom and the house that he had built, 5And the meat of his table and the sitting of his servants and the attendance of his ministers and their apparel and his cupbearers and his ascent by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her. 6And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts and of your wisdom. 7But I did not believe the words, until I came and my eyes had seen it and, behold, the half was not told to me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard. 8Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and that hear your wisdom, 9Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel. Because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore he made you king, to do judgment and justice. 10And she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold and of spices very great store and precious stones. No more such abundance came of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon. 11And the navy also of Hiram that brought gold from Ophir, also brought in from Ophir great amounts of almug trees and precious stones. 12And the king made pillars of the almug trees for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also harps and psalteries for singers. No almug trees like these came nor were seen again to this day. 13And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, what ever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she and her servants turned and went to her own country.

14Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty six talents of gold, 15Beside that which he had of the merchantmen and of the traffic of the spice merchants and of all the kings of Arabia and of the governors of the country. 16And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, six hundred shekels of gold went to one target 17And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold, three pounds of gold went to one shield and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon. 18Also the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with the best gold. 19The throne had six steps and the top of the throne was round behind and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat and two lions stood beside the stays. 20And twelve lions stood there on one side and on the other on the six steps. There was nothing made like it in any kingdom. 21And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold, none were of silver, it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon. 22For the king had a navy of Carthage at sea with the navy of Hiram. Once in three years the navy of Carthage came, bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks. 23So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom, 24And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 25And every man brought present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold and garments and armor and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year. 26And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots and with the king at Jerusalem. 27And the king made silver to be as stones in Jerusalem and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the vale, for abundance. 28And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt and linen yarn, the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 29And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver and a horse for one hundred fifty and so for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Syria, they brought them out by their means.

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Chapter 11

1But king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians and Hittites, 2Of the nations concerning which the LORD said to the children of Israel, you shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clung to these in love. 3And he had seven hundred wives, princesses and three hundred concubines and his wives turned away his heart. 4For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father, 5For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD and did not fully go after the LORD, as his father David. 7Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 8And likewise he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

9And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10And had commanded him concerning this thing that he should not go after other gods but he did not keep that which the LORD commanded. 11Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, Forasmuch as you have done this and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12But I will not do it in your days for David your father's sake but I will rend it out of the hand of your son. 13But I will not rend away all the kingdom, but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

14And the LORD stirred up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite, he was of the king's seed in Edom. 15For when David was in Edom and Joab the captain of the host had gone up to bury the slain, after he had struck every male in Edom, 16(For Joab remained there six months with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom) 17Then Hadad fled to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, Hadad being yet a little child. 18And they arose out of Midian and came to Paran and they took men with them out of Paran and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and appointed him provisions and gave him land. 19And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh so that he gave him the sister of his own wife Tahpenes the queen, as a wife. 20And the sister of Tahpenes bore him his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh. 21And in Egypt when Hadad heard that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart so that I may go to my own country. 22Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me that, behold, you seek to go to your own country? And he answered, Nothing but let me go any way. 23And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, who fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah 24And he gathered men to him and became captain over a band, when David killed them of Zobah and they went to Damascus and dwelled in it and reigned in Damascus. 25And he was a adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Syria.

26And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. 27And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built Millo and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. 28And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. 29And at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way and he had clad himself with a new garment and they two were alone in the field 30And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him and tore it in twelve pieces 31And he said to Jeroboam, Take ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you, 32(But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel) 33Because they have forsaken me and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as his father David. 34But I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes 35But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and will give it to you, even ten tribes 36And I will give one tribe to his son, so that David my servant may always have a light before me in Jerusalem, the city in which I have chosen to put my name. 37And I will take you and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires and shall be king over Israel. 38And if you will listen to all that I command you and will walk in my ways and do that which is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and build you a sure house, as I built for David and will give Israel to you 39And for this I will afflict the seed of David, but not for ever, 40Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41And the rest of the acts of Solomon and all that he did and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon? 42And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.

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Chapter 12

1And Rehoboam went to Shechem for all Israel went to Shechem to make him king. 2And when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he had fled from the presence of king Solomon and Jeroboam dwelled in Egypt,) 3They sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4Your father made our yoke grievous. Now therefore make the grievous service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter and we will serve you. 5And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed. 6And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived and said, How do you advise that I may answer this people? 7And they spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this people this day and will serve them and answer them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever. 8But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and who stood before him 9And he said to them, What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your father put on us lighter? 10And the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you speak to this people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us, thus shall you say to them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins, 11And now whereas my father laded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 13And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him 14And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy and I will add to your yoke, my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15Therefore the king did not listen to the people, for the cause was from the LORD so that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

16So when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel. Now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed to their tents. 17But as for the children of Israel who dwelled in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them, 18Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute and all Israel stoned him with stones so that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam hurried to get up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 19So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day. 20And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had come again, they sent and called him to the congregation and made him king over all Israel. There was no one who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only. 21And when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to return the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 22But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 23Speak to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the remnant of the people, saying, 24Thus says the LORD, you shall not go up nor fight against your brothers the children of Israel. Return every man to his house, for this thing is from me. They listened therefore to the word of the LORD and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

25Then Jeroboam built Shechem in Mount Ephraim and dwelled in it and went out from there and built Penuel. 26And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David 27If this people goes up to sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people shall turn again to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah and they shall kill me and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28Therefore the king took counsel and made two calves of gold and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem, behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 29And he set the one in Bethel and the other put he in Dan. 30And this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one, even to Dan. 31And he made a house of high places and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi. 32And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like to the feast that is in Judah and he offered on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made. 33So he offered on the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised in his own heart and ordained a feast to the children of Israel and he offered on the altar and burned incense.

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Chapter 13

1And, behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD and said, O altar, altar, thus says the LORD, Behold, a child shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name and on you shall he offer the priests of the high places who burn incense on you and men's bones shall be burned on you. 3And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD has spoken, Behold, the altar shall be torn and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out. 4And when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, who had cried against the altar in Bethel he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. 5The altar also was torn and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD your God and pray for me so that my hand may be restored to me again. And the man of God besought the LORD and the king's hand was restored to him again and became as it was before. 7And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me and refresh yourself and I will give you a reward. 8And the man of God said to the king, If you will give me half your house, I will not go in with you, nor will I eat bread nor drink water in this place, 9For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread nor drink water nor turn again by the same way that you came. 10So he went another way and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel.

11Now there dwelled an old prophet in Bethel and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel, the words which he had spoken to the king, those they also told to their father. 12And their father said to them, What way did he go? For his sons had seen what way the man of God who came from Judah went. 13And he said to his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass and he rode on it, 14And went after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak and he said to him, are you the man of God who came from Judah? And he said, I am. 15Then he said to him, Come home with me and eat bread. 16And he said, I may not return with you nor go in with you nor will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place 17For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, You shall eat no bread nor drink water there nor turn again to go by the way that you came. 18He said to him, I am a prophet also as you are and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with you into your house so that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied to him. 19So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water. 20And as they sat at the table the word of the LORD came to the prophet that brought him back. 21And he cried to the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus says the LORD, Forasmuch as you have disobeyed the mouth of the LORD and have not kept the commandment which the LORD your God commanded you, 22But came back and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place, which the LORD said to you, Eat no bread and drink no water, your carcase shall not come to the sepulcher of your fathers. 23And after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, he saddled the ass for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way and killed him and his carcase was cast in the way and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. 25And, behold, men passed by and saw the carcase cast in the way and the lion standing by the carcase and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelled. 26And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, It is the man of God that was disobedient to the word of the LORD. Therefore the LORD has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke to him. 27And he spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him. 28And he went and found his carcase cast in the way and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase. The lion had not eaten the carcase nor torn the ass. 29And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God and laid it on the ass and brought it back and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him. 30And he laid his carcase in his own grave and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother! 31And after he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulcher in which the man of God is buried, lay my bones beside his bones 32For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass. 33After this thing Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but made of the lowest of the people priests of the high places again. Whoever would, he consecrated him and he became one of the priests of the high places. 34And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.

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Chapter 14

1At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. 2And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I beseech you and disguise yourself, so that you will not be known to be the wife of Jeroboam and go to Shiloh. Behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who told me that I should be king over this people. 3And take with you ten loaves and cracknels and a cruse of honey and go to him. He shall tell you what shall become of the child. 4And Jeroboam's wife did so and arose and went to Shiloh and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were set by reason of his age. 5And the LORD said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to ask a thing of you for her son for he is sick. Thus and thus shall you say to her for when she comes in she shall feign herself to be another woman. 6And when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, he said, Come in, you wife of Jeroboam, why do you feign yourself to be another? for I am sent to you with heavy news.

7Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted you from among the people and made you prince over my people Israel 8And tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you and yet you have not been as my servant David who kept my commandments and that followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in my eyes, 9But have done evil above all that were before you for you have gone and made other gods and molten images, to provoke me to anger and have cast me behind your back, 10Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam and will cut off from Jeroboam every male and him that is shut up and left in Israel and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung, till it is all gone. 11He who dies of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat and he who dies in the field shall the fowls of the air eat for the LORD has spoken it. 12Arise therefore, go to your own house and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die. 13And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 14Also the LORD shall raise up a king for himself over Israel who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day, but what? even now. 15For the LORD shall strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers and shall scatter them beyond the river because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger. 16And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who made Israel to sin. 17And Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died, 18And they buried him and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet, 19And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 20And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty two years and he slept with his fathers and Nadab his son reigned in his place.

21And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty one years old when he began to reign and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, in the city which the LORD chose out of all the tribes of Israel to put his name. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. 22And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. 23For they also built high places and images and groves, on every high hill and under every green tree. 24And there were also sodomites in the land and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 25And in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem 26And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and he even took away all the treasures of the king's house and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 27And king Rehoboam made brazen shields in their place and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house. 28And when the king went into the house of the LORD, the guard bore them and brought them back into the guard chamber. 29Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 30And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. 31And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his place.

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Chapter 15

1Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat Abijam reigned over Judah. 2He reigned three years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. 3And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father. 4But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem 5Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 6And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life. 7Now the rest of the acts of Abijam and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. 8And Abijam slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David and Asa his son reigned in his place.

9And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel Asa reigned over Judah. 10And he reigned forty one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. 11And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as David his father. 12And he took away the sodomites out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 13And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove and Asa destroyed her idol and burned it by the brook Kidron. 14But the high places were not removed but Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days. 15And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated and the things which he himself had dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver and gold and vessels. 16And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and built Ramah, so that he might not allow any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 18Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house and delivered them into the hand of his servants and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelled at Damascus, saying, 19There is a league between me and you and between my father and your father, behold, I have sent a present to you of silver and gold. Come and break your league with Baasha king of Israel so that he may depart from me. 20So Benhadad listened to king Asa and sent the captains of the hosts who he had against the cities of Israel and struck Ijon and Dan and Abelbethmaachah and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. 21And when Baasha heard of it, he left off building of Ramah and dwelled in Tirzah. 22Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah, no one was exempted and they took away the stones of Ramah and its timber, with which Baasha had built and king Asa built Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah with them. 23The rest of all the acts of Asa and all his might and all that he did and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. 24And Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.

25And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah and he reigned over Israel two years. 26And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin. 27And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon. 28Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah Baasha killed him and reigned in his place. 29And when he reigned, he struck all the house of Jeroboam, he did not leave any one that breathed to Jeroboam, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite. 30Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation with which he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, 31Now the rest of the acts of Nadab and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 32And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 33In the third year of Asa king of Judah Baasha the son of Ahijah began to reign for twenty four years over all Israel in Tirzah,. 34And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin.

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Chapter 16

1Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2Forasmuch as I exalted you out of the dust and made you prince over my people Israel and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins, 3Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha and the posterity of his house and will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4The dogs shall eat him who dies of Baasha in the city and of him who dies in the fields the fowls of the air shall eat. 5Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 6So Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah and Elah his son reigned in his place. 7And also the word of the LORD came against Baasha and against his house, by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam and because he killed him. 8In the twenty sixth year of Asa king of Judah Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel two years in Tirzah. 9And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah. 10And Zimri went in and struck him and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah and reigned in his place. 11And when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, he killed all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him one that breathed neither of his kinsfolk nor of his friends. 12Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, 13For all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities. 14Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

15In the twenty seventh year of Asa king of Judah Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah. And the people were camped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. 16And the people that were camped heard it said, Zimri has conspired and has also killed the king. Wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17And Omri and all Israel with him, went up from Gibbethon and they besieged Tirzah. 18And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the palace of the king's house and burned the king's house with fire over himself and died, 19For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin. 20Now the rest of the acts of Zimri and his treason that he worked, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 21Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts, half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king and half followed Omri, 22But the people who followed Omri prevailed against the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath, so Tibni died and Omri reigned. 23In the thirty first year of Asa king of Judah Omri began to reign over Israel, for twelve years, six years he reigned in Tirzah. 24And he bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver and built on the hill and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria. 25But Omri worked evil in the eyes of the LORD and did worse than all that were before him. 26For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities. 27Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might that he showed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 28So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria and Ahab his son reigned in his place.

29And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty two years. 30And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. 31And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat he took as a wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians and went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33And Ahab made a grove and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him. 34In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. He laid the foundation of it in Abiram his firstborn and set up the gates of it in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun. (Joshua 6:26)

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Chapter 17

1And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 3Go from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith that is before the Jordan. 4And you shall drink of the brook and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there. 5So he went and did according to the word of the LORD for he went and dwelled by the brook Cherith that is before the Jordan. 6And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning and bread and flesh in the evening and he drank of the brook. 7And after a while, the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

8And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Zidon and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you. 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering sticks and he called to her and said, Bring me, I beseech you, a little water in a vessel so that I may drink. 11And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I beseech you, a morsel of bread in your hand. 12And she said, As the LORD your God lives, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a cruse and, behold, I am gathering two sticks so that I may go in and dress it for me and my son so that we may eat it and die. 13And Elijah said to her, Fear not, go and do as you have said but make me a little cake of it first and bring it to me and after make for you and for your son. 14For thus says the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the earth. 15And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah and she and he and her house, ate many days. 16And the barrel of meal did not waste, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Elijah.

17And after these things, the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick and his sickness was so sore that there was no breath left in him. 18And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O man of God? Are you come to me to call my sin to remembrance and to kill my son? 19And he said to her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom and carried him up into a loft, where he abode and laid him on his own bed. 20And he cried to the LORD and said, O LORD my God, have you also brought evil on the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son? 21And he stretched himself on the child three times and cried to the LORD and said, O LORD my God, I beseech you, let this child's soul come into him again. 22And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came into him again and he revived. 23And Elijah took the child and brought him down out of the chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother and Elijah said, See, your son lives. 24And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.

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Chapter 18

1And after many days, the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab and I will send rain on the earth. 2And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria. 3And Ahab called Obadiah, who was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly, 4For when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them by fifty in a cave and fed them with bread and water.) 5And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land, to all fountains of water and to all brooks. Perhaps we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive so that we do not lose all the animals. 6So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself. 7And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him and he knew him and fell on his face and said, are you my lord Elijah? 8And he answered him, I am. Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here. 9And he said, What have I sinned that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom, where my lord has not sent to seek you and when they said, He is not there, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation that they had not found you. 11And now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here. 12And as soon as I have gone from you the Spirit of the LORD shall carry you where I will not know and so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he shall kill me but I your servant fear the LORD from my youth. 13Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid a hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave and fed them with bread and water? 14And now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here and he shall kill me. 15And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today. 16So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

17And when Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, are you he who troubles Israel? 18And he answered, I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you have followed Baalim. 19Now therefore send and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty and the prophets of the groves four hundred, who eat at Jezebel's table. 20So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel and gathered the prophets together to Mount Carmel.

21And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long do you halt between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 22Then Elijah said to the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men, 23Let them therefore give us two bullocks and let them choose one bullock for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on wood and put no fire under it and I will dress the other bullock and lay it on wood and put no fire under it 24And you call on the name of your gods and I will call on the name of the LORD and the God who answers by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. 25And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves and dress it first, for you are many and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under it. 26And they took the bullock which was given to them and they dressed it and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice nor any that answered. And they leaped on the altar which was made. 27And at noon Elijah mocked them and said, Cry aloud for he is a god, either he is talking or he is pursuing or he is on a journey or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened. 28And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out on them. 29And when midday was past and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, there was neither voice nor any to answer nor any that regarded. 30And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down, 31And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be your name 32And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed, 33And he put the wood in order and cut the bullock in pieces and laid him on the wood and said, Fill four barrels with water and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood. 34And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35And the water ran around the altar and he also filled the trench with water. 36And at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and that I have done all these things at your word. 37Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that you are the LORD God and that you have turned their heart back again. 38Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and they said, The LORD is the God, the LORD is the God. 40And Elijah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal, do not let one of them escape. And they took them and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and killed them there.

41And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 42So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel and he cast himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees, 43And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. 44And at the seventh time, he said, Behold, there arises a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say to Ahab, Prepare your chariot and get down so that the rain does not stop you. 45And in the mean while, the heaven was black with clouds and wind and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah and he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

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Chapter 19

1And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and also how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time. 3And when he saw that, he arose and went for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah and left his servant there. 4But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree and he requested for himself that he might die and said, It is enough, now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers. 5And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him and said to him, Arise and eat. 6And he looked and, behold, there was a cake baked on the coals and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank and laid down again. 7And the angel of the LORD came again the second time and touched him and said, Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you. 8And he arose and ate and drank and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to Horeb the Mount of God.

9And he came there to a cave and lodged there and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him and he said to him, What do you here, Elijah? 10And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts, for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars and killed your prophets with the sword and I, even I only, am left and they seek my life, to take it away. 11And he said, Go forth and stand on the Mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake 12And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice, 13And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, a voice came to him that said, What do you here, Elijah? 14And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts, because the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars and killed your prophets with the sword and I, even I only, am left and they seek my life, to take it away. 15And the LORD said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus and when you come, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria, 16And you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel and you shall anoint Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah to be prophet in your place. 17And he who escapes the sword of Hazael shall Jehu kill and he who escapes the sword of Jehu shall Elisha kill. 18Yet I have left seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal and every mouth which has not kissed him.

19So he departed and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him and he with the twelfth and Elijah passed by him and cast his mantle on him. 20And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, Let me, I beseech you, kiss my father and my mother and then I will follow you. And he said to him, Go back again for what have I done to you? 21And he returned back from him and took a yoke of oxen and killed them and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen and gave to the people and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and ministered to him.

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Chapter 20

1And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together and there were thirty two kings with him and horses and chariots and he went up and besieged Samaria and warred against it, 2And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city and said to him, Thus says Benhadad, 3Your silver and your gold is mine, your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine. 4And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am yours and all that I have. 5And the messengers came again and said, Thus speaks Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent to you, saying, You shall deliver me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children, 6Yet I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time and they shall search your house and the houses of your servants and it shall be, that what ever is pleasant in your eyes, they shall put it in their hand and take it away. 7Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, Mark, I beseech you and see how this man seeks mischief. for he sent to me for my wives and for my children and for my silver and for my gold and I did not deny him. 8And all the elders and all the people said to him, Do not listen to him nor consent. 9Therefore he said to the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my lord the king, All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed and brought him word again. 10And Benhadad sent to him and said, The gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me. 11And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him who girds on his armor boast himself as he who puts it off.

12And when Benhadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, he said to his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city. 13And, behold, a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus says the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into your hand this day and you shall know that I am the LORD. 14And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus says the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, You. 15Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces and they were two hundred thirty two and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, seven thousand, 16And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty two kings that helped him. 17And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first and Benhadad sent out and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria. 18And he said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, take them alive. 19So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city and the army which followed them. 20And they killed every one his man and the Syrians fled and Israel pursued them and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on a horse with the horsemen. 21And the king of Israel went out and struck the horses and chariots and killed the Syrians with a great slaughter.

22And the prophet came to the king of Israel and said to him, Go, strengthen yourself and mark and see what you do for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against you, 23And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their gods are gods of the hills, therefore they were stronger than we, but let us fight against them in the plain and surely we shall be stronger than they. 24And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place and put captains in their rooms, 25And number an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot and we will fight against them in the plain and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he listened to their voice and did so. 26And at the return of the year, Benhadad numbered the Syrians and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel. 27And the children of Israel were numbered and were all present and went against them and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids, but the Syrians filled the country. 28And a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel and said, Thus says the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand and you shall know that I am the LORD. 29And they pitched opposite each other seven days. And so in the seventh day the battle was joined and the children of Israel killed of the Syrians a hundred thousand footmen in one day, 30But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city and there a wall fell on twenty seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

31And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, let us, I beseech you, put sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads and go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will save your life, 32So they girded sackcloth on their loins and put ropes on their heads and came to the king of Israel and said, Your servant Benhadad says, I beseech you, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother. 33Now the men diligently observed whether any thing would come from him and caught it and they said, Your brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go, bring him. Then Benhadad came out to him and he caused him to come up into the chariot. 34And Benhadad said to him, The cities, which my father took from your father, I will restore and you shall make streets for you in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then Ahab said, I will send you away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him and sent him away, 35And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor in the word of the LORD, Strike me, I beseech you. And the man refused to strike him. 36Then said he to him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him and killed him. 37Then he found another man and said, Strike me, I beseech you. And the man struck him so that in smiting he wounded him. 38So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way and disguised himself with ashes on his face, 39And as the king passed by, he cried to the king and he said, Your servant went out into the midst of the battle and, behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, Keep this man. If by any means he is missing, then shall your life be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver. 40And as your servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said to him, So shall your judgment be, you yourself have decided it. 41And he hurried and took the ashes away from his face and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets. 42And he said to him, Thus says the LORD, Because you have let go out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life and your people for his people. 43And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased and came to Samaria.

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Chapter 21

1And after these things, Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard so that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near to my house and I will give you a better vineyard than it for it or if it seems good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money. 3And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it to me that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you. 4And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid down on his bed and turned away his face and would not eat bread.

5But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad that you eat no bread? 6And he said to her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money, or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it and he answered, I will not give you my vineyard. 7And Jezebel his wife said to him, Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise and eat bread and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. 8So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal and sent the letters to the elders and to the nobles that were dwelling in his city with Naboth. 9And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast and set Naboth on high among the people 10And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You blasphemed God and the king. And then carry him out and stone him so that he may die, 11And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles that were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them. As it was written in the letters which she had sent to them, 12They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth on high among the people. 13And two men came in, children of Belial and sat before him and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth blasphemed God and the king. Then they carried him out of the city and stoned him with stones so that he died. 14Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned and is dead. 15And when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money for Naboth is not alive, but dead. 16And when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

17And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is of Samaria, behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to possess it. 19And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus says the LORD, Have you killed and also taken possession? And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus says the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth dogs shall lick your blood, even yours. 20And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of the LORD, 21Behold, I will bring evil on you and will take away your posterity and will cut off from Ahab him that breathes and him that is shut up and left in Israel, 22And will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation with which you have provoked me to anger and made Israel to sin, 23The LORD also spoke of Jezebel, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. 24Him who dies of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat and him who dies in the field shall the fowls of the air eat. 25But there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. 26And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as the Amorites did, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 27And when Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went softly. 28And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29Do you see how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days but I will bring the evil on his house in his son's days.

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Chapter 22

1And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. 2And in the third year, Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel 3And the king of Israel said to his servants, Know you that Ramoth in Gilead is ours and we are still and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria? 4And he said to Jehoshaphat, will you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses. 5And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Enquire, I beseech you, at the word of the LORD today. 6Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men and said to them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up, for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. 7And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides that we might enquire of him? 8And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD but I hate him, for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. 9Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, Hurry here Micaiah the son of Imlah. 10And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria and all the prophets prophesied before them. 11And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron and he said, Thus says the LORD, With these shall you push the Syrians, until you have consumed them. 12And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead and prosper for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand. 13And the messenger that had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth. Let your word, I beseech you, be like the word of one of them and speak that which is good. 14And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me that will I speak.

15So he came to the king. And the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go and prosper for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. 16And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD? 17And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the hills, as sheep that have no shepherd and the LORD said, These have no master. Let them return every man to his house in peace. 18And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? 19And he said, Hear you therefore the word of the LORD, I saw the LORD sitting on his throne and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. 20And the LORD said, What shall persuade Ahab so that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner and another said on that manner. 21And there came forth a spirit and stood before the LORD and said, I will persuade him. 22And the LORD said to him, With what? And he said, I will go forth and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall persuade him and also prevail, go forth and do so. 23Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours and the LORD has spoken evil concerning you, 24But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak to you? 25And Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see in that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide yourself. 26And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son, 27And say, Thus says the king, Put this man in the prison and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace. 28And Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me. And he said, Listen, O people, every one of you.

29So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead. 30And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself and enter into the battle, but you put on your robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself and went into the battle. 31But the king of Syria commanded his thirty two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel, 32And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him and Jehoshaphat cried out. 33And when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him, 34And a certain man drew a bow at a venture and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the harness. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, Turn your hand and carry me out of the host, for I am wounded. 35And the battle increased that day and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians and died at evening and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot. 36And a proclamation went throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city and every man to his own country. 37So the king died and was brought to Samaria and they buried the king in Samaria. 38And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria and the dogs licked up his blood and they washed his armor, according to the word of the LORD which he spoke. 39Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did and the ivory house which he made and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 40So Ahab slept with his fathers and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.

41And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel. 42Jehoshaphat was thirty five years old when he began to reign and he reigned twenty five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 43And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father, he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD but the high places were not taken away, for the people offered and burned incense yet in the high places. 44And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel. 45Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat and his might that he showed and how he warred, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 46And he took out of the land the remnant of the sodomites, who remained from the days of his father Asa. 47There was then no king in Edom, a deputy was king. 48Jehoshaphat made ships of Carthage to go to Ophir for gold but they did not go, for the ships were broken at Eziongeber. 49Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with your servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not. 50And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father and Jehoram his son reigned in his place. 51Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah and reigned two years over Israel. 52And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, 53For he served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.

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