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Israel, g as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of CHRIST the LORD God of Israel.

1004.

21 And I have set there a place g 1 Chr. 28. for the ark, wherein is h the cove-5, 6. nant of the LORD, which he made hver. 9. with our fathers, when he brought Deut. 31. 26. them out of the land of Egypt.

22 T And Solomon stood before

i the altar of the LORD in the pre-i 2 Chr. 6. sence of all the congregation of Is-12, &c. rael, and spread forth his handsk Ex. 9. 33. toward heaven:

23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, m there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, n who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before

thee with all their heart:

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, p†There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

26 4 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

Ezra 9. 5. Is. 1. 15.

m Ex. 15. 11. 2 Sam. 7. 22.

Deut. 7. 9.

Neh. 1. 5.
Dan. 9. 4.

o Gen. 17. 1.
ch. 3. 6.
2 Kings 20.
3.

p ch. 2. 4.

2 Sam. 7. 12, 16.

Heb. There shall not be cut

off unto thee
a man from
my sight.
+ Heb.

only if.
q 2 Sam. 7.
25.

2 Chr. 2. 6. Is. 66. 1. Jer. 23. 24. Acts 7. 49. & 17. 24.

27 But r will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? 28 Yet have thou respect untos 2 Cor. 12. the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to-day:

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which

2.

thou hast said, tMy name shall t Deut. 12. be there: that thou mayest heark- 11. en unto the prayer which thy ser

vant shall make u toward this u Dan. 6. 10. place.

Or, in this place. x 2 Chr. 20.

9. Neh. 1.

30 x And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall 6. pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place: place. and when thou hearest, forgive.

31 If any man trespass against

Or, in this

his neighbour, and y an oath bet Heb. and laid upon him to cause him to he require swear, and the oath come before an oath of thine altar in this house:

him, Lev. 5.

1.

y Ex. 22. 11.

32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, z con- z Deut. 25. demning the wicked, to bring his 1. way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

Before CHRIST

1004.

Or, toward.

c Lev. 26.

23.

dedication of the temple. and make supplication unto thee in this house:

34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

35 When heaven is shut up, 19. Deut. 28. and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:

d Ps. 25. 4.

& 27, 11. &

94. 12. & 143. 8.

e 1 Sam. 12.

23.

If Lev. 26. 16, 25, 26. Deut. 28. 21, 22, 27, 38, 42, 52. 2 Chr. 20. 9.

Or, jurisdiction.

1 Sam. 16. 7. 1 Chr. 28. 9. Ps. 11. 4. Jer. 17. 10. Acts 1. 24.

36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou d teach theme the good way where in they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inherit

ance.

37 If If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their || cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:

39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, g knowest the hearts of all the children of men ;)

40 h That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land h Ps. 130. 4. which thou gavest unto our fathers.

41 Moreover, concerning a stran ger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

42 (For they shall hear of thy

i Deut. 3. 24. great name, and of thy i strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

k1 Sam. 17. 46. 2 Kings

19. 19. Ps. 67.2.

Ps. 102. 15.

+ Heb. thy name is called upon this house.

+ Heb. the

way of the city.

Or, right. m 2 Chr. 6.

36. Prov. 20. 9. Eccles. 7. 20. Jam. 3.

17. Deut. 28.2. 1 John 1. 8, 10.

33 When thy people Israel a Lev. 26. be smitten down before the enemy, 25. because they have sinned against Lev. 26. thee, and b shall turn again to thee, 39, 40. Neh. and confess thy name, and pray, '1.9.

In Lev. 26. 34, 44. Deut. 1128. 36, 64.

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: kthat all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house which I have builded is called by thy name:

44 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whither soever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name.

45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

46 If they sin against thee, (m for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives " un

Solomon's prayer at the

to the land of the enemy, far or

near;

CHAPTER IX.

Before CHRIST 1004.

47 Yet if they shall †bethink themselves in the land whither theyo Lev. 26. 40. were carried captives, and re- + Heb. bringt pent, and make supplication unto back to their thee in the land of them that car- heart. ried them captives, Psaying, Wep Neh. 1. 6. have sinned, and have done per- Ps. 106. 6. versely, we have committed wick- Dan. 9. 5. edness;

Jer. 29. 13, 14.

Before

CHRIST

1004.

Heb. the thing of a day in his day. Josh. 4. 24. 1 Sam. 17. 46. 2 Kings 19. 19.

12,d Deut. 4. 35, 39.

Je ch. 11. 4. & 15. 3, 14. 2 Kin. 20. 3.

48 And so q return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies which led them away captive, and r pray unto thee toward their land, r Dan. 6. 10. 2 Chr. 7. 4, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their || cause,

Or, right.

50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before thems Ezra 7. 6. who carried them captive, that they Ps. 106. 46. may have compassion on them: 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, u from the midst of the furnace of iron:

52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, xas thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.

t

Deut. 9. 29. Neh. 1. 10.

u Deut. 4.20. Jer. 11. 4.

x Ex. 19. 5. Deut. 9. 26, 29. & 14. 2.

55 And he stood y and blessed all y 2 Sam. 6. the congregation of Israel with a 18.

loud voice, saying,

56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: z there hath not † failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

&c.

g 2 Chr. 7. 7.

dedication of the temple. fore the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his ser vant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:

60 That all the people of the earth may know that'd the LORD is God, and that there is none else.

61 Let your e heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

62 ¶ And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace-offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

64 g The same day did the king hallow 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 h2 Chr. 4. 1. h 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.

65 And at that time Solomon i ver. 2. Lev. held a feast, and all Israel with 23. 34. him, a great congregation, from k Num. 34.8.k the entering in of Hamath unto 1 the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, mseven days and seven days, even fourteen days.

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1 God's covenant in a vision with Solomon. 10 The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram. 15 In Solomon's works the Gentiles were his bond-men, the Israelites honourable servants. 24 Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house. 25 Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices. 26 His navy fetcheth gold from Ophir. ND a it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, b and the c2 Chr. 8. 6. king's house, and call Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

cir. 992.

a 2 Chr. 7.

11, &c.

Jb ch. 7. 1.

z Deut. 12.
10. Josh. 21.
45. & 23. 14. ch. 3. 5.
+ Heb.
fallen.

57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: a let him not leave us, nor forsake a Deut. 31.6.

us:

Josh. 1. 5.

58 That he may bincline our b Ps. 119. 36. hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

59 And let these my words wherewith I have made supplication be

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2 That the LORD appeared to So lomon the second time, d as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

3 And the LORD said unto him, e I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, fto put my name there for ever; g and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

4 And if thou wilt h walk before ich. 11. 4, 6, me, i as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I

38. & 14. 8. 1&15. 5.

I. KINGS.

Before

God's covenant with Solomon. have commanded thee, and wiit keep my statutes and my judg- CHRIST CHRIST

ments:

5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, k as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

61 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye 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:

7 in Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house which I have hallowed n for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a by-word among all people;

8 And Pat this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, a Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

9 And 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 upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought| upon them all this evil.

Before

cir. 992.

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+ Heb. the desire of Solomon

which he de

sired.

f ver. 1.

g2 Chr. 8. 7,

&c. h Judg. 1. 21, 27, 29. &

Chr. 7. 19,3.1. 20. Ps. 89.

30, &c.

m Deut. 4. 26.

i Josh. 15.

63. & 17. 12. k Judg. 1. 28.

1 See Gen. 9.
25, 26. Ezra
2. 55, 58.
Neh. 7. 57.

2 Kings 17.
23. & 25. 21. & 11. 3.
Jer. 7. 14.
37. Ps. 44.

o Deut. 28.

14.

p 2 Chr. 7. 21.

q Deut. 29. 24, 25, 26. Jer. 22. 8, 9.

10 T And it came to pass at the r ch. 6. 37, end of twenty years, when Solomon 38. & 7. 1. had built the two houses, the 2 Chr. 8. 1. house of the LORD, and the king's

house,

m Lev. 25. 39.

Solomon buildeth divers cities. chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon f desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

20 g And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,

21 Their children h that were left after them in the land, i whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, k upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of 1 bondservice unto this day.

22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon m make no bond-men: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

23 These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's n See 2 Chr. work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

8. 10.

lo ch. 3. 1. 2 Chr. 8. 11. p ch. 7. 8. q 2 Sam. 5. 9. ch. 11. 27. 2 Chr. 32. 5. r 2 Chr. 8.

12, 13, 16.

+ Heb. upon it.

s 2 Chr. 8. 17, 18

t Num. 33.

35. Deut. 2.

8. ch. 22. 48.

u ch. 10. 11.

11 Noto Hiram the king of s2 Chr. 8. 2. Heb. lip. 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.

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they † pleased him not.

13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. 14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

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15 T And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon u ch. 5. 13. raised; for to build the house of x ver. 24. the LORD, and his own house, and 2 Sam. 5. 9. x Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, y Josh. 19. and y Hazor, and z Megiddo, and a Gezer.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, band slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city: and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether,

18 And d Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land, 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had and cities for e his

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Matt. 12. 42. Luke 11. 31. b See Judg. 14. 12. Prov.

1.6.

+ Heb. words

24 T But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto Pher house which Solomon had built for her: q then did he build Millo.

25 ¶r And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt-offerings and peace-offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house.

26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in tEzion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the † shore of the Red sea, in the land of

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2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

3 And Solomon told her all her t questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom. and the house that he had built,

5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the

The queen of Sheba visiteth Solomon. CHAPTER XI.

† attendance of his ministers, and
their apparel, and his || cup-bearers,
c and his ascent by which he went
up unto the house of the LORD;
there was no more spirit in her.
6 And she said to the king, It was
a true freport that I heard in mine
own land of thy || acts and of thy

wisdom.

Before

Before

CHRIST CHRIST

cir. 992.

Heb. standing.

Or, butlers. 16.

c 1 Chr. 26.

+ Heb. word. sayings. Heb. thou hast added wisdom and goodness to

7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes | Or, had seen it and behold, the half was not told me: † thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.

8 d Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

the fame. d Prov. 8. 34.

9 e Blessed be the LORD thy God, e ch. 5. 7. which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, fto do judgment and justice.

10 And she g gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

f 2 Sam. 8.

15. Ps. 72.

2. Prov. 8.

15.

g Ps. 72. 10,

15.

cir. 992.

t Heb. so. p 2 Chr. 9. 20, &c.

Or, there was no silver in them.

Solomon's riches and wisdom. 20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

21 P And 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.

22 For the king had at sea a navy 9 Gen. 10. 4. of q Tharshish with the navy of 2 Chr. 20. Hiram once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

36.

Or, elephants' teeth.

r ch. 3. 12, 13. & 4. 30. + Heb. sought the face of.

s ch. 4. 26.

& 9.25.

t Deut. 17.

23 So rking Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 1 And Solomon i gathered to2 Chr. 1. 14. gether chariots, and horsemen and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots,and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.

16

11 h And the navy also of Hiram, h ch. 9. 27. that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug-trees, and precious 12 Chr. 2. 8. & 9. 10, 11,15,-17. algum- + Heb. gave.

stones.

12 i And the king made of the almug-trees † pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such k almug-trees, nor were seen unto this day.

trees. i 2 Chr. 9.

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k 2 Chr. 9. 10.

13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his + Heb. acroyal bounty. So she turned and cording to went to her own country, she and the hand of king Solo

her servants.

14 ¶ Now the weight of gold that| came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

mon.

15 Beside that he had of the merchant-men, and of the traffick of the spice-merchants, and of all the 12 Chr. 9. kings of Arabia, and of the go- 24. Ps. 72. vernors of the country.

16 T And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold; six] hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

10.

| Or, captains.

u 2 Chr. 1.

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17 And he made m three hundred m ch. 14. 26. Or, beside. shields of beaten gold; three pounds

of gold went to one shield: and the
king put them in the nhouse of the n ch. 7. 2.
forest of Lebanon.

18 Moreover, the king made a 2 Chr. 9. great throne of ivory, and overlaid 17, &c.

it with the best gold.

19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round fbehind: and there were stays+ Heb. on on either side on the place of the the hinder seat, and two lions stood beside the Heb. part thereof. stays. bands.

c Ex. 34. 16. Deut. 7. 3, 4.

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27 u And the king † made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore-trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

28 x† And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and y linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: z and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

CHAPTER XI. Solomon's wives and concubines. 4 In his old age they draw him to idolatry. 9 God threateneth him. 14 Solomon's adversaries were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt, 23 Rezon, who reigned in Damascus, 25 and Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied. 41 Solomon's acts, reign, and death: Rehoboam succeedeth him.

BUT a king Solomon loved by

many

strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, c Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old,' d'that his wives

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a ch. 12. 2. 2 Chr. 13. 6.

25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

26 And a Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow wob 2 Sam 20. man, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

is + Heb. is
with thee.
over. 31. ch.21.
12. 15, 16.

11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes which I have commanded thee, oI will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

12 Notwithstanding, in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

13 P Howbeit, I will not rend away p 2 Sam. 7. all the kingdom; but will give 9 one 15. Ps. 89. tribe to thy son, for David my ser- 33. vant's sake, and for Jerusalem's q ch. 12. 20. saker which I have chosen. r Deut. 12.

14 And the LORD stirred up 11. an adversary unto Solomon, Hadads 1 Chr. 5. the Edomite: he was of the king's 26.

seed in Edom.

15 t For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, u after he had smitten every male in Edom;

16 (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom :)

17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.

18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes

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c ch. 9. 24. + Heb. closed.

+ Heb. did work. t Heb. burden. cir. 980.

d ch. 14. 2.

27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and trepaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he twas industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.

29 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet d 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:

30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and e See 1 Sam. rent it in twelve pieces:

15. 27. & 24.

5.

31 And he said to Jeroboam,Take thee ten pieces: for fthus saith the f ver. 11, 13 LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

ver. 5, 6,

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 :)

33 g Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped 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 mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.

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