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9 1 And the LORD was angry with Solo- doule mothers Aame was Zeruah, a wi

s For Solomon went after Athtoreth, the 23 1 And God Atirrce him up another ad. goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, verfary, Rezon, the fon of Eliadah, which the abomination of the Ammonites.

Aed from his lord Hadadezer, king of Zobah. 6 And Solomon did evil in the fight of the 24. And he gathered men unto him, and be. LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, came captain over a band, when David flew as dil David bis father.

them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, 1 Then did Solomon build an high place and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. for Chemoth, the abomination of Moab, in 25 And he was an adversary to Ifracl all the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for the days of Solomon, belide the mischief Molech, the abomination of the children of that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and Ammon.

reigned over Syria. 8 And likewife did he for all his ftrange 26 I And Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an wives, which burnt incense and facrificed Ephrathite of Zcreda, Solomons fervant, unto their gods.

woman,) even he lifted up his hand mon, because his heart was turned from the against the king. LORD God of Ifrael, wlrich had appearcd un 27 And this was the cause that he lifted up to him twice,

his hand against the king : Solomon built 10 And had commanded him concerning Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city this thing, that he should not go after other of David his father. gods : but he kept not that which the LORD 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty commanded,

man of valour: and Solomon, secing the 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solo- young man that he was industrious, he mon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and made him ruler over all the charge of the thou hatt not kept my covenant, and my house of Jofeph. Itatutes, which I have commanded thee, ? 29 And it came to pass at that time, when will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the will give it to thy fervant.

prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found himn in 12 Notwithftanding, in thy days I will the way; and he had clad himself with a not do it, for David thy fathers fakci but I new garment: and they two were alone in will rend it out of the hand of thy fon. the field.

13 Howbcit, I will not rend away all the 30 And Ahijah caught the new garment kiağdom; but will give one tribe to thy Son, that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces. for David my servants fake, and for Jeruia. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee Icms fake, which I have cheren.

ten pieces; for thus faith the LORD, the 14 . And the LORD Hirred up an adversary God of Ifrael, Be 1d, I will rend the king: unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was dom out of the hand of Solomon, and will of the kings feed in Edom.

give ten tribes to thee: 15 For it came to pass, when David was 32 (But he shall have one tribe for my ferin Edom, and Joab, the captain of the hott, vant Davids sake, and for Jerusalems fake, was gone up to bury the dain, after he had the city which I have choren out of all the Imitten every male in Edom,

tribes of Ifrael:) 16 (For fix months did Joab remain there 33 Because that they have forsaken me, with all Ifrae!, nntil he had cut off every and have worshipped Aihtoreth, the goddess male in Edom,)

of the Zidonian; Chemoth, the god of the 17 That Hadad fed, he and certain Edom Moabites; and Milcom, the god of the chilites of his fathers fervants with him, to go dren of Ammon; and have not walked in into Egypt; Hadad being vet a little child. my ways, to so that which is right in mine

18 And they arose out of Midian, and came eyes, and to keep my itatutes and my judge to Paran; and they took men with them ments, as did David his father. out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, un 34 How beit, I will not take the whole kingto Pharaoh king of Egype, which gave him dom out of his hand: but I will make him an house, and appointed him victuals, and prince all the days of his life, for David my gave him land.

fervants Cake, whom I chose, because he kept 19 And Hadad found great favour in the my commandments and my fatutes; fight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his wise the fifter of his own wife, the fifter of fons hand, and will give it unto thee, even Tahpenes the queen.

ten tribes. 20 And the lifter of Talipenes bare him 30 And unto his son will I give one tribe, Genabath his son, whom Takipenes weaned that David my fervant may have a light alin Pharaohs houle: and Genubath was in way before me in Jerusalem, the city which Pharaohs houschold among the sons of Pha. I have chosen me to put my name there. raoh.

37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt 21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that reign according to all that thy fond defircth, David dept with his fathers, and that Joab, and thalt be king over Ifrael. the captain of the hoft, was dead, Hadad 38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hcarken faid to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may unto all that I command thec,, and wilt go to mine own country.

walk in my ways, and do that is right in 22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what my fight, to keep my Itatutes and my combati thon lacked with me, that, behold, thou mandments, as David my servant diá, that feckeft to go to thine own country! And he will be with thee, and build thee á fure answered, Nothing: towbeit, let me go in house, as I built for David, and will give any wife.

Israel upto thce.

39 And I will for this allia thc feed of yoke: my father, also chaftlied you with David, but not for ever.

whips, but I will chartise you with cor40 Solomon fought therefore to kill Jero pions. boam; and Jeroboam arofe, and Aed into 15 Whercfore the king bearkened not un Egypt, uto Shithak king of Egypt, and was to the people; for the cause was from the in Egypt until the death of Solomon. LORD, that he might perform his saying,

41 g And the rett of the adls of Solomon, which the LORD (pake by Ahijah the shilo. and all that he did, and his wisdom, are nite unto Jeroboary, the son of Nebat. they not written in the book of the Acts of 16 | So when all Israel law that the king Solomon!

hcarkened not unto then, the people an42 And the time that Solomon reigned in fwered the king, saying, What portion have Jerusalem, over all Ifrael, was forty years. we in David? neither late we inheritance

43 And Solomon flept with his fathers and in the son of Jeft : to your tents, o Ifrael. was buried in the city of David his father: Now fee to thinc own house, David. So IFand Rehoboam his fon reigned in his itead. rael departed unto their tents. CHAP. XII.

17 But as for the children of Ifrael which 1 Rehoboam refiding the old mens counsel, 16 dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam len tribes rervall,

reign counter them A Retach oarere comes there are one for

19 Then king, Rehoboam sent Adoram, all. Ifracl vcre comc to Shechem to who was over the tribute ; and all Ifracl make liim king,

itoned liim with ftones that he died; therefore 2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam, the king Rehoboana made speed to get him up to son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard his Chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. of it, (for he was Aed from the presence of 19 So Ifrael rebelled againit the house of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dweli in Egypt,) David unto this day.

3 That they sent and called him: and JC 10 1 And it came to pass, when all Ifrael roboam and all the congregation of lfrael heard that Jeroboam was come again, that Came, and spake unto Rehobotn, saying, whey fent and calicu him unto the congrega

4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now tion, and made him king over all lirael: therefore, make thou the grievous service of there was none that followed the house of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put David, but the tribe of Judah only. or us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

21 s And when Rchoboam was come to s And he said unto them, Depart yet for Jerusalem, be afTemwed all the house of Juthree days, then come again to me. And dah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred the people departed.

and fourscore thousand chosen men, which 6. And king Rehoboam consulted with were warriors, to fight againit the house of the old men that stood before Solomon his lfrael, to bring the kingdom again to Rchofather, while he yet lived, and said, How do boam, the son of Solomon. ye advise! that I may anfwer this people.

22 But the word of God came unto She7 And they spake unto him, saying, if maiah, the man of God, saying, thou wilt be a servant unto this people this 23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of soday, and wild ferve them, and answer them, lomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house and speak good words to them, then they of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant will be thy servants for ever.

of the people, saying, 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old 24 Thus faith the LORD, Ye shall not go men, which they had given him, and consul up nor fight againft your brethren the chile ted with the young men that were grown up dren of Israel: return every man to his with him, and which ftood before hiin; houre; for this thing is from ine. They hear.

2 And he said unto them, what counsel kened, thercrore, to the word of the LORD, give ye? that we may answer this people

who and returned to depart, according to the have {poken to me, saying, Make the yoke word of the LORD. which thy father did put upon us lighter. 25 1 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in

To And the young men that were grown up mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and with him fpake unto him, saying, Thus fhalt went out from thence and bullt Penuci. thou speak unto this people that spake unto 26 And Jeroboam faid in his heart, Now thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke hca Thall the kingdom return to the house of wy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus David: thalt thou say unto them, My little finger 27 If this people go up to do facrifice in fhall be thicker than my fathers loins.

the house of the LORD at Jerufalem, then 11 And now, whereasiny father did lade you Thall the heart of this people turn again unto with a heavy yoks, I will add to your yoke: their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Jumy father hath chaftised you with whips, dah, and they shall kill me, and go again to but I will chaitise you vith scorpions. Rehoboamn king of Judah.

12 4 80 Jeroboam and all the people came 28 Whereupon the king took connsel, and to Rehoboam the third day, as the king liad made two calves of gold, and said unto them, appointed, saying, Come to me again the it is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: third day

behold thy gods, o Ifrael, which brought 1?. And the king answered the people thee up out of the land of Egypt. roughly, and forfook the old monis countel 29 And he set the one in Beth-cl, and the that they gave trim;

other pat he in Dan. 14 And spake to them after the counsel of 30 And this thing became a kin; for the the young men, saying, My father made peuple went to Tvorship dcfore the one, even pour yuke heavy, and I will add to your

unto Nan.

31 And he made an house of high places, 12 And their father said unto them, What and made priests of the loweft of the people, way went he! for his fons bad seen what which were not of the fons of Levi.

way the man of God went which came 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feart in the from Judah. eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the 13 And he said unto his fons, Saddle me month, like unto the feaft that in Judah, the ass. so they faddled him the ass, and and he offered upon the altar, (fo did he in he rode thereon, Beth-el,) facrificing unto the calves that he 14 And went after the man of God, and had made: and be placed in Beth-el the found him fitting under an oak: and he said priefts of the luigh places which he had madc. unto him, Art thou the man of God that

33 So he offered upon the altar which he cameit from Judah? And he said, I am. had made in Beth-cl, the nfteenth day of the 15 Then he said unto him, Come home eighth month, ten in the mooth which he with me and eat bread. had devised of his own heart; and ordained 16 And he said, I may not return with thee, a featt unto the children of Israel; and hé nor go in with chce; ncither will I eat bread offered upon the altar, and burnt incenfe. nor drink water with thee in this place, с нар. XIII.

17 For it was said to me by the word of I Jeroboams hand withereth, 6 and, at the the LORD, Thou thalt cat no bread, nor

grayer of the prophet, is Feltured. 23 The drink water there, nor turn again to go by disobediont prophet is fainly a lion.

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18 víc said unto him, I am a prophet also out of Judah by the word of the Lord as thou art, and an angel spake unto me unto Beth-el; and Jeroboam ttood by the by the word of the LORD, 'faying, Bring altar to burn incense.

him back with thee into thine 'houle, that 2 And he cried againt the altar in the he may cat bread, and drink water. But word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar! he lied unto him. thus faith the LORD, Schold, a child mall 19 So he went back with him, and did be born unto the house of David, Şotial by eat bread in his house, and drank water. name, and upon thee shall he' offer the priets 20 9 And it came to pass, as they sat at of the high places that burn incente upon the table, that the word of the LORD came thee, and mens bones thall be burnt upon unto the prophet that brought him back : thee.

21 And he cried unto the man of God 3. And he gave a fign the same day, saying, that came from Judah, saying. Thus faith This is the fign which the LORD hath' fpo- the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hatt difobeyken; Behold, tic altar fhall be rent, and the ed the mouth of the LORD, and haft not atnes that are upon it thall be poured out. kept the cominandmen which the LORD

4 1 And it came to pass, when king Jero- thy God commanded thee, boam heard the saying of the man of God, 22 But came back, and haft eaten bread, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, and drunk water, in the place of the which that he put forth his hand from the altar, the LORD did lay to thee, Eat no brcad, Saying, Lay hold on bim.

And his hand, and drink no water; thy carcase Thall not which he put forth against him, dried up, só come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. that he could not pull it in again to him. 23 9 And it came to país, after he had eat.

s The altar alio was rent, and the ashes en brcad, and after he had drunk, that he poured out from the altar, according to the saddled

for him the als, to wit, for the prolign which the man of God had given by phct whom he had brought back. the word of the LORD.

24. And when he was gone, a lion met him 6 And the king answered and said unto by the way, and new him; and his carcass the man of God, Entreat now the face of was cait in the way, and the ass stood by the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that it, the lion also stood by the carcass. my hand may be retiored me again. And 25 And, behold, men palled by, and law the man of God befought the Lord, and the carcass catt in the way, and the lion the kings hand was rettored him again, and ftanding by the carcass : and they came and became as it toas before.

it in the city where the old prophet 7 And the king faid unto the man of God, dwelt. Come home with me, and refresh thyfelf, 26 And when the prophet that brought and I will give thee a reward.

him back from the way, heard thereof, he 8 And the man of God said unto the king, said, It is the man of God who was dirobeIf thou wilt give me half thine house, I will dient unto the word of the LORD; therenot go in with thee, neither will I eat bread fore the LORD hath defivered him unto the nor drink water in this place:

lion, which hath torn him, and Bain him, For so it was charged me by the word of according to the word of the LORD, which the Lord, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink he pake unto him. water, nor turn again by the same way that 27 And he fpake to his fons, saying, Sad. thou camett.

dle me the afs. And they saddled him. 10 So he went another way, and returned 28 And he went, and found his carcas not by the way that he came to Beth-el. caft in the way, and the ass and The lion

!! Now there dwelt an old prophet in Standing by the carcass: the lion had not Beth-el, and his sons came, and told him all eaten the carcals, nor torn the afs. the works that the man of God had done 29 And the proplet took up the carcass of that day in Beth-et: the words which he the man of God, and laid it apon the ass, nad fpoken unto the king, them they told and brought it back: and the old prophet alto to their father.

came to the city to mnourn, and to bury hims.


30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; sael, and will take away the remnant of the and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away my brother!

dung, till it be all gone. 31 And it came to pass, after he had bu. 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the tied him, that he fpake to his fons, laying, city thall the dogs eat; and him that dieth When I am dead, then bury me in the le in the field thall the

fowls of the air eat: pulchre whervin the man of God buried; for the Lord hath froken it. lay my bones befide his bones :

12 Arife rhon, therefore, get thee to thine 32 For the saying which he cried by the own house, and when thy feet enter into word of the Lord acainit the altar in Beth. the city, the child thall die. el, and again all the houses of the high 13 And all Ifrael thall mourn for him, and places which are in the cities of Sainaria, bury him; for he only of Jeroboam thall ihall furely come to pass.

come to the grave, because in niin there 33,9 After this thing, Jeroboam returned is found some good thing toward the LOND not from his evil way, but made again of God of lfrael, in the houle of Jeroboam. the lowest of the people pricits of the high 1.4 Moreover, the LORD thall raise bim up places : whosoever would, he consecrated a king over Israel, who halfcut off the house him, an He became one of the priefts of of Jeroboam, that day: but what? even now: the high places.

15 For the LORD that imite Ifrael, as a reed 34 And this thing became fin onto the is taken in the water, and he thall root up house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and Israel out of this good land which he gave to to dettroy it from off the face of the earth. their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond CHAP. XIV.

the river, becanse they have made their hijah being sick, Tcroboam fendeth his tvife, groves, provoking the LORD to anger. disguised, puit) presents to the prophet Ahi 16 And he mail give Israel up, because of jah at Shiloh. 5 Ahijah, forewarned, de- the fins of Jeroboam, who did fin, and who nounceth Gods julgments.

made Israel to fin. A Felhat time Ahljabi, the son of Jeroboam, 179 And Jeroboams wife arose, and depart.

cd, and came to 'Tirzah. and when the came 2 And Jeroboam Laid to his wife, Arise, to the thrcíhold of the door the child died. I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou 18 And they buried him; and all Ifrael be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; mourned for him, according to the word of and get thee to Shiloh , behold, there is the LORD, which he spake by the hand of Alijah the prophet, which told me that i his servant Ahijah the prophet. should be king over this people.

19 And the rett of the aas of Jeroboam, 3. And take with thee ten loavea, and how he war ed, and how he reigned, bc cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to hold, they are written in the book of the him: he Thall tell thee what thall become Chronicles of the kings of Israel. of the child

20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned 4 And Jeroboams wife did so, and arole, were two and twenty years; and he dept and went to Shiloh ; and came to the houre with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned of Ahijah: but Ahijah could not lee, for his in his ftead. eyes were set by reafon of his age.

21 | And Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, 'Ş 1 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Be- reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and hold, the wife of croboam cometh to alk one years old when he began to reign, and a thing of thee for her son, for he is fick: he reigned feventeen years in Jerusalem, thus and thus thalt thou say upro her; for the city which the LORD did choose out it shall be, when the comcih in, that the of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name fh all feign herself to be another woman. there: and his mothers name was Naamah,

6 And it was so, when Ahijab heard the sound an Ammonitess. of lier feet, as the came in at the door, that 22 And Judah did evil in the fight of the he faid, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy why feignett thou thyself to be another? for with their fins which they lud committed, i ain fent to thee with heavy lidings,

above all that their fathers had done. 7. Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus faith the LORD 23 For they also built thern high places, God of Israel, Forafiuch as I exalted thee and images, and groves on every high hill, from among the people, and made thee and under every green tree. prince over my people Ifrael,

14. And there were also Sodomites in the 8 And rent the kingdom away from the land, and they did according to all the abohonfe of David, and gave it thee, and get minations of the nations which the LORD thou halt not been as my fervant David, cast out before the children of Israel. Whio kept my commandments, and who fol. 251 And it came to pass, in the fifth year lowed me with all his heast, to do that only of king choboam, that shithak king of Ewhich was right in mine eyes;

gypt came up againit Jerusalem : 9 But hast done evil above all that were 26 And he took away the treasures of the before thee: for thou haft gone and made house of the Lord, and the treasures of the thee other gods, and molten images, to kings house ; he eren took away all:

and provokc me to anger, and halt call me bc. he took away all the thicida of gold which hind thy back.

Golomon had made. 10 l'herefore, bchold, I will bring evil up. 27 And king Rehoboam made in their on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off ftead brafen fields, and committed them from Jeroboam liim that pilseth againft the unto the hands of the chief of the guard, wall, und him that is out up and left in if which kopt the door of the kings hour.

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28 And it was to, when the king went in 17 And Baalha king of Israel went up to the house of the Lord, that the guard againft Judah, and built Rainah, that he bare them, and brought them back into the might not suffer any to go out or come in guard-chamber.

to Ala king of Judah. 29 ? Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, 18 Then Afa took all the Gilver and the and all that he did, are they not written in gold that were left in the treasures of the the bouk of the Chronicles of the kings of house of the LORD, and the treafures of Judah

the kings house, and delivered them into 30 And there was war between Rehoboam the hand of his servants; and king Asa Tent and Jeroboam all their days,

them to Ben-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, 31 And Rehoboam Rept with luis fathers, the

son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt and was buricd with his fathers in the city at Damascus, laying, of David ; and his mothers name was 19. There is a league between me and thee, Naamah, an Ammonitess: and Abijam his and between my father and thy father: be fon reigned in his ttead.

hold, I have fent unto thce a present of file CHAP XV.

ver and gold; come and break thy league i Abijams wicked reign 8. 4a succeedeth with Baalha king of Ifrael, that he may dehim? 24 he dying,, Fehnshaphat succeedelh. part from me. 33 Baasha's revicked reign.

20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king roboam, the son of Nebat, reigned which lie had, againt the cities of Israel, Abijam over Judah.

and smote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-beth2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem : maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the and his mothers name was Maachah, the land of Naphtali. daughter of Abitbalom.

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard 3 And he walked in all the fins of his fa- thereaf, that he left off building of Ramah, ther, which he had done before him and and dwelt in Tirzah. his heart was not perfed with the LORD his 22 Then king Ala made a proclamation God, as the heart of David his father.

throughout all Judah; (none was exempt. 4 Nevertheless, for Davids fake did the cd:) and they took away the itones of Ra. Lond his God give him a lamp in Jerusa- mali, and the timber thereof, wherewith lem, to set up his son after him, and to Baatha had builded; and king Ala built with

them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpeh. Because David did that which quasiment his might, and all that he did, and the

reft of all the acts of Ala, and all aside from any thing that he commanded citics which he built, are they not written him all the days of his life, save only in the in the book of the Chronicles of the kings matter of Uriah the Hittite.

of Judah! Nevertheless, in the time of his 6 and there was war between Rehoboam old age he was difeared in his feet. and scroboam all the days of his life.

24 And Afa lept with his fathers, and was 7 Now the rett of the acts of Abijam, and buried with his fathers in the city of David all that he did, are they not written in the his father : and Jehofhaphat his son reigned book of the Chronicles of the kings of Ju- in his Itead. dah! and there was war between Abijam 25 9 And Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, beand Jeroboam.

gan to reign over Ifrael in the second year 8 And Abijam fept with liis fathers; and of Ala king of Judah, and reigned over Ithey buried him in the city of David: and rael two years. Ara his son reigned in his tead.

26 And he did evil in the fight of the 99 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam LORD, and walked in the way of his faking of Ifrael reigned Afa over Judah. ther, and in the fin wherewith he made is,

10 And forty and one years reigned he rael to fin. in Jerusalem : and his mothers najnc qvas 27 1 And Baasha, the fon of Ahijah, of the Maachah, the daughter of Abithalom. house of Isachar, conspired againtt him :

11 And Ala did that which was right in and Baasha imote him at Gibbethon, which the eyes of the LORD, as did David his helongeth to the Philistines ; (for Nadab and father.

all Ifracl laid siege to Gibhethon ;) 12 And he took away the Sodomites out 28 Even in the third year of Ara king of of the land, and removed all the idols that Judah did Baatha llay him, and reigned in his fathers had made.

his tead, 13 And also Maachah his mother, even 29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, her he removed from being queen, because that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; the had made an idol in a grove: and Afa he left Rot to Jeroboam any that breathed, deftroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook until he had dettroyed him, according unto Kidroni.

the saying of the LORD, which he spake by 14 But the high places were not removed his servant Ahijah the Shilonite: severtheless, Alas heart was perfcct with 30 Because of the fins of Jeroboam which the LORD all his days.

he finned, and which lie made Ifrael fin, by 15 And he brought in the things which his his provocation, wherewith he provoked the father had dedicated, and the things which LORD God of Israel to anger. himself had dedicated, into the houle of the 31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, LORD, Alver, and gold, and vefleis.

and all that he did, are they not written in 10 g And there was war between Ala and the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Baalha king of Irael all their days.


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