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The queen of Sheba

II. CHRONICLES.

admireth his wisdom.

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B. C. 992. 11 TAnd Solomon brought up the questions: and there was nothing B. C.

daughter of Pharaoh out of the city hid from Solomon which he told her about 992. e 1 Kings 3.1. of David unto the house that he had not.

built for her: for he said, My wife 3 And when the queen of Sheba had
shall not dwell in the house of David seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the

king of Israel, because the places are house that he had built,
Heb. holi holy, whereunto the ark of the 4 And the meat of his table, and
Lord hath come.

the sitting of his servants, and the 12 Then Solomon offered burnt attendance of his ministers, and their offerings unto the Lord on the altar apparel ; his cupbearers also, and 1 Or, butlere of the Lord, which he had built be- their apparel; and his ascent by fore the porch,

which he went up into the house of 13 Even after a certain rate fevery the Lord; there was no more spirit day, offering according to the com- in her. mandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, 5 And she said to the king, It was and on the new moons, and on the a true t report which I heard in mine + Heb. word. solemn feasts, 5 three times in the own land of thine Il acts, and of thy 11 Or, sayinga. year, even in the feast of unleavened wisdom: bread, and in the feast of weeks, and 6 How beit I believed not their in the feast of tabernacles.

words, until I came, and mine eyes 14 | And he appointed, according had seen it: and, behold, the one

to the order of David his father, half of the greatness of thy wisdom
5? Chr 24. 1. the courses of the priests to their was not told me: for thou exceedest

service, and the Levites to their the fame that I heard.
charges, to praise and minister be- 7 Happy are thy men, and happy
fore the priests, as the duty of every are these thy servants, which stand
day required: the sporters also by continually before thee, and hear thy

their courses at every gate : for + so wisdom.
sme er Dic: had David the man of God com- 8 Blessed be the Lord thy God,
nd the man manded.

which delighted in thee to set thee
15 And they departed not from the on his throne, to be king for the LORD
commandment of the king unto the thy God: because thy God loved Is-
priests and Levites concerning any rael, to establish them for ever, there-
matter, or concerning the treasures. fore made he thee king over them,

16 Now all the work of Solomon to do judgment and justice.
was prepared unto the day of the 9 And she gave the king a hundred
foundation of the house of the Lord, and twenty talents of gold, and of
and until it was finished. So the spices great abundance, and precious

house of the Lord was perfected. stones : neither was there any such 1 Kinga 9.25.

17 I Then went Solomon to 'Ezion- spice as the queen of Sheba gave king

geber, and to l Eloth, at the sea side Solomon. Kings 14. in the land of Edom.

10 And the servants also of Huram, 18 m And Huram sent him, by the and the servants of Solomon, which b ch. 8. 18. hands of his servants, ships, and serv- brought gold from Ophir, brought ants that had knowledge of the sea ; algum trees and precious stones.

11, almug and they went with the servants of 11 And the king made of the algum Solomon to Ophir, and took thence trees terraces to the house of the 10r, stairs.

Heb. highfour hundred and fifty talents of Lord, and to the king's palace, and gold, and brought them to king Solo- harps and psalteries for singers : and mon.

there were none such seen before in

the land of Judah. CHAPTER IX.

12 And king Solomon gave to the
The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon. queen of Sheba all her desire, what-

13 Solomon's gold and the use made of it.
presents receired by him.

soever she asked, besides that which
hortemen. 2His reign and death.

she had brought unto the king. So ND when the queen of Sheba she turned, and went away to her

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12.2 Luke she came to prove Solomon with 13 | Now the weight of gold that

hard questions at Jerusalem, with came to Solomon in one year was six
a very great company, and camels hundred and threescore and six tal-
that bare spices, and gold in abundents of gold;
ance, and precious stones : and when 14 Besides that which chapmen and
she was come to Solomon, she com- merchants brought. And all the
muned with him of all that was in kings of Arabia and governors of 10r, cap

tains. her heart.

the country brought gold and silver 2 And Solomon told her all her to Solomon.

Solomon's magnificence. .

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Rehoboam succeedeth him.

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B. C. 15 | And king Solomon made two | written in the + book of Nathan the B.C. about 992. hundred targets of beaten gold : six prophet, and in the prophecy of kAbi- about 992,

hundred shekels of beaten gold went jah the Shilonite, and in the visions
to one target.
of 'Iddo the seer against Jeroboam

* 1 Kinge 11.
16 And three hundred shields made the son of Nebat?
he of beaten gold: three hundred 30 m And Solomon reigned in Jeru- ' ch. 12. 13. &
shekels of gold went to one shield. salem over all Israel forty years.
And the king put them in the house 31 And Solomon slept with his fa- 975.
of the forest of Lebanon.
thers, and he was buried in the city m1 Kings 11.

42, 43 17 [ Moreover the king made a great of David his father: and Rehoboam throne of ivory, and overlaid it with his son reigned in his stead. pure gold. 18 And there were six steps to

CHAPTER X. the throne, with a footstool of gold,

The people ask of Rchobeam a redress of grierancer. which were fastened to the throne, 6 He refuucth their request, and ansiereth them + Heb. hands and stays on each side of the sit- roughly. 16 Ten tribes revolt and kill Hadoram.

about 975.

NDaRehoboam went to Shechem: a 1 Kings 12 by the stays:

19 And twelve lions stood there on come to make him king.
the one side and on the other upon 2 And it came to pass, when Jero-
the six steps. There was not the boam the son of Nebat, who was in
like made in any kingdom.

Egypt, whither he had fled from 1 Kings 11.
20 I And all the drinking vessels the presence of Solomon the king,
of king Solomon were of gold, and heard it, that Jeroboam returned out

all the vessels of the house of the of Egypt. + Heb. shut forest of Lebanon were of + pure gold : 3 And they sent and called him.

none were of silver; it was not any So Jeroboam and all Israel came and | Or, there

thing accounted of in the days of spake to Rehoboam, saying,
Solomon.

4 Thy father made our yoke griev-
21 For the king's ships went to ous : now therefore ease thou some-
Tarshish with the servants of Hu- what the grievous servitude of thy
ram: every three years once came father, and his heavy yoke that he

the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, put upon us, and we will serve Or, cle

and silver, livory, and apes, and pea- thee.
phants' tecth.
cocks.

5 And he said unto them, Come
22 And king Solomon passed all again unto me after three days. And
the kings of the earth in riches and the people departed.
wisdom.

6 And king Rehoboam took coun-
23 [ And all the kings of the earth sel with the old men that had stood
sought the presence of Solomon, to before Solomon his father while he
hear his wisdom, that God had put yet lived, saying, What counsel give
in his heart.

ye me to return answer to this peo-
24 And they brought every man his ple?
present, vessels of silver, and vessels 7 And they spake unto him, saying;
of gold, and raiment, harness, and if thou be kind to this people, and
spices, horses, and mules, a rate year please them, and speak good words
by year.

to them, they will be thy servants 11 Kings 4.

25 | And Solomon had four thou- for ever.
sand stalls for horses and chariots, 8 But he forsook the counsel which
and twelve thousand horsemen; whom the old men gave him, and took

he bestowed in the chariot cities, and counsel with the young men that o 1 Kings 4.21. with the king at Jerusalem.

were brought up with him, that
26 [ And he reigned over all the stood before him.
|| That is, Ev- kings ' from the river even unto the 9 And he said unto them, What
81 Kings 10.

land of the Philistines, and to the advice give ye that we may return
border of Egypt.

answer to this people, which have
27 6 And the king + made silver spoken to me, saying, Ease some-
in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar what the yoke that thy father did
trees made he as the sycamore trees put upon us?
that are in the low plains in abund- 10 And the young men that were

brought up with him spake unto him,
28 ” And they brought unto Solomon saying, Thus shalt thou answer the
horses out of Egypt, and out of all people that spake unto thee, saying,
lands.

Thy father made our yoke heavy, il Kings 11. 29 Now the rest of the acts of but make thou it somewhat lighter

Solomon, first and last, are they not for us ; thus shalt thou say unto

26. & 10. 26. ch. 1. 14.

f Gen. 15. 18. Ps, 72. 8.

phrates.

27. ch. 1. 15.

+ Heb. gave.

ance.

h 1 Kings 10. 28. ch. 1. 16.

41.

The revolt of ten tribes.

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Cities of defence built.

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sented them selves to him.

B. C. them, My little finger shall be thicker | all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, B. C. about 973. than my father's loins.

saying,

about 975. 11 For whereas my father + put a 4 Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall Heb. laded.

heavy yoke upon you, I will put not go up, nor fight against your
more to your yoke : my father chas- brethren : return every man to his
tised you with whips, but I will chas- house; for this thing is done of me.
tise you with scorpions.

And they obeyed the words of the
12 So Jeroboam and all the people Lord, and returned from going against
came to Rehoboam on the third day, Jeroboam.
as the king bade, saying, Come again 5 [ And Rehoboam dwelt in Jeru-
to me on the third day.

salem, and built cities for defence in
13 And the king answered them Judah.
roughly; and king Rehoboam for- 6 He built eren Beth-lehem, and
sook the counsel of the old men, Etam, and Tekoa,

14 And answered them after the 7 And Beth-zur, and Soco, and
| advice of the young men, saying, My Adullam,
father made your yoke heavy, but I 8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and
will add thereto: my father chastised Ziph,
you with whips, but I will chastise 9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and
you with scorpions.

Azekah,
15 So the king hearkened not unto 10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and
!! Sam. 2 25. the people : ° for the cause was of Hebron, which are in Judah and in

God, that the LORD might perform Benjamin, fenced cities.

his word, which he spake by the 11 And he fortified the strong holds, | Kinga 11. "hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jer- and put captains in them, and store oboam the son of Nebat.

of victuals, and of oil and wine. 16 | And when all Israel saw that 12 And in every several city he put the king would not hearken unto shields and spears, and made them them, the people answered the king, exceeding strong, having Judah and saying, What portion have we in Benjamin on his side. David ? and we have none inherit- 13 [ And the priests and the Levites 974. ance in the son of Jesse : every man that were in all Israel tresorted to + Heh. pro to your tents, () Israel : and now, him out of all their coasts. David, see to thine own house. So 14 For the Levites left 'their sub- Num. 35. 2. all Israel went to their tents.

urbs and their possession, and came
17 But as for the children of Israel to Judah and Jerusalem : for d Jero- 2 ch. 13. 9.
that dwelt in the cities of Judah, boam and his sons had cast them off
Rehoboam reigned over them. from executing the priest's office un-

18 Then king Rehoboam sent Ha- to the Lord:
doram that was over the tribute ; and 15 And he ordained him priests for
the children of Israel stoned him the high places, and for the devils,
with stones, that he died. But king and for the calves which he had
Rehoboam made speed to get him made.
up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusa- 16 h And after them, out of all the & 1 kings 12
lem.

tribes of Israel, such as set their
19 And Israel rebelled against the hearts to seek the Lord God of Is- & 30. 11, 18
house of David unto this day. rael came to Jerusalem, to sacri-

fice unto the LORD God of their faCHAPTER XI.

thers. Rehoboam is forbidden to war against Israel. 5 He 17 So they strengthened the king- ich. 12 1. strengthencth his kingdom. 13 The priests and le dom of Judah, and made Rehoboam tiles, and such us feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam, strengthen the kingdom of Juduh. 18 The the son of Solomon strong, three wires and children of Rchoboam.

years : for three years they walked
ND when Rehoboam was come in the way of David and Solomon.

18 | And Rehoboam took him Ma-
the house of Judah and Benjamin halath the daughter of Jerimoth the
a hundred and fourscore thousand son of David to wife, and Abihail
chosen men, which were warriors, the daughter of Eliab the son of
to fight against Israel, that he might | Jesse ;
bring the kingdom again to Reho- 19 Which bare him children; Jeush,
boam.

and Shamariah, and Zaham.
2 But the word of the Lord came 20 And after her he took * Maachah k 1 Kings 15.
6 to Shemaiah the man of God, say- the daughter of Absalom ; which bare
ing,

him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and the daughter 3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son Shelomith. of Solomon, king of Judah, and to 21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah

1 Kings 12. 31. & 13. 33 & 14.9. Hos.

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1. 12. 15.

2. She is call. ed Michaiah

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Shishak invadeth Judah.

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The death of Rehoboam.

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B. C.974. the daughter of Absalom above all 9 m So Shishak king of Egypt came

B. C. 971. his wives and his concubines : for up against Jerusalem, and took away

m 1 Kings 14 he took eighteen wives, and three- the treasures of the house of the

25, 26. score concubines; and begat twenty Lord, and the treasures of the king's and eight sons, and threescore daugh- house ; he took all : he carried away ters.

also the shields of gold which SoloI See Deut. 21. 22 And Rehoboam 'made Abijah the mon had "made.

n 1 Kings 1Q 15, 16, 17.

son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler 10 Instead of which king Rehoboam
among his brethren : for he thought made shields of brass, and committed
to make him king.

them to the hands of the chief of the 02 Sam. 8. 18.
23 And he dealt wisely, and dis- guard, that kept the entrance of the
persed of all his children through- king's house.
out all the countries of Judah and 11 And when the king entered into
Benjamin, unto every fenced city : the house of the LORD, the guard

and he gave them victuals in abund- came and fetched them, and brought + Heb. a mul.

And he desired t many wives. them again into the guardchamber. titude of

12 And when he humbled himself, Wives. CHAPTER XII.

the wrath of the LORD turned from

him, that he would not destroy him Rehoboam, forsaking the Lord, is punished by Shi5 He and the princes humbling themselves altogether: Hand also in Judah things 1 Or, and yet

in Judas are delivered from destruction. 13 The reign and went well. death of Rehoboam.

13 So king Rehoboam strengthened god think 972. a ch. 11. 17.

hoboam had established the for "Rehoboam was one and forty 3.

kingdom, and had strengthened him- years old when he began to reign, P1 Kings 14 b 1 Kings 14.

self, he forsook the law of the Lord, and he reigned seventeen years in 22, 23, 24. and all Israel with him.

Jerusalem, 4 the city which the Lord 9 ch 6. & c 1 Kings 14. 2° And it came to pass that, in the had chosen out of all the tribes of 24, 25.

fifth year of king Rehoboam, Shi- Israel, to put his name there. And 971.

shak king of Egypt came up against his mother's name was Naamah an
Jerusalem, because they had trans- Ammonitess.
gressed against the Lord,

14 And he did evil, because he
3. With twelve hundred chariots, I prepared not his heart to seek the 1 Or, firedo
and threescore thousand horsemen : LORD.
and the people were without number 15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first
that came with him out of Egypt; and last, are they not written in
d the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the the t book of Shemaiah the prophet, + Heb. sords.
Ethiopians.
rand of Judo the seer concerning gen- ch.22

. & 4 And he took the fenced cities ealogies? And there were wars be

: 1 Kings 11 which pertained to Judah, and came tween Rehoboam and Jeroboam conto Jerusalem.

tinually.
e ch. 11. 2 5? Then came "Shemaiah the proph- 16 And Rehoboam slept with his

et to Rehoboam, and to the princes fathers, and was buried in the city
of Judah, that were gathered together of David : and 'Abijah his son reign- 1 Kings
to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and ed in his stead.

,
said unto them, Thus saith the Lord,
I eh. 15. 2. 'Ye have forsaken me, and therefore

CHAPTER XIII.
have I also left you in the hand of abijah's reign. 2 His war with Jeroboam. 4. He de;
Shishak.

clarcth the right of his cause. 13 Trusting in God

he overcometh Jeroboam. 21 The sites and chil. 6 Whereupon the princes of Israel dren of Abijah.

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958. said, "The is right- king Jeroboam began Abijah

2 1 Kings li reign over Judah. 7 And when the Lord saw that they 2 He reigned three years in Jerui 1 Kings 21. humbled themselves, the word of salem. His mother's name also was

the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of See eh. 11.
They have humbled themselves; Gibeah. And there was war between
therefore I will not destroy them, but Abijah and Jeroboam.

957.
I will grant them !! some deliverance; 3 And Abijah + set the battle in + Heh beend
and my wrath shall not be poured array with an army of valiant men
out upon Jerusalem by the hand of of war, even four hundred thousand
Shishak.

chosen men : Jeroboam also set the * See le.26.13. 8 Nevertheless kthey shall be his battle in array against him with eight 1 Deut. 28. 47, servants; that they may know 'my hundred thousand chosen men, being

service, and the service of the king- mighty men of valour.
doms of the countries.

41 And Abijah stood up upon mount

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War against Jeroboam.

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Asa destroyeth idolatry.

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Hos. 8. 6.

hand

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B.C. 957. «Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephra- | a shout: and as the men of Judah B. C. 957.

im, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, shouted, it came to pass, that God Josh. 18. 22 and all Israel;

4smote Jeroboam and all Israel be- q ch. 14. 12. 5 Ought ye not to know that the fore Abijah and Judah. ? 2 Sam. 7. 12, Lord God of Israel 'gave the king- 16 And the children of Israel fled I 13, 16.

dom over Israel to David for ever, before Judah: and God delivered them • Num. 18. 19. eren to him and to his sons by a into their hand. covenant of salt?

17 And Abijah and his people slew 6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, them with a great slaughter: so there

the servant of Solomon the son of Da- fell down slain of Israel five hundred 11 Kings 11. vid, is risen up, and hath 'rebelled thousand chosen men. against his lord.

18 Thus the children of Israel were 7 And there are gathered unto him brought under at that time, and the 1 Jadg. 9.4 5 vain men, the children of Belial, children of Judah prevailed, because + 1 Chr. 5. 20.

Ps. 22. 5. and have strengthened themselves they relied upon the Lord God of against Rehoboam the son of Solo- their fathers. mon, when Rehoboam was young 19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroand tenderhearted, and could not boam, and took cities from him, Bethwithstand them.

el with the towns thereof, and Jesha8 And now ye think to withstand nah with the towns thereof, and the kingdom of the Lord in the hand Ephraim with the towns thereof. & Josh. 15. 9. of the sons of David ; and ye be a 20 Neither did Jeroboam recover great multitude, and there are with strength again in the days of Abijah:

you golden calves, which Jeroboam and the Lord 'struck him, and he + 1 Sam. 25. 38 1 Kings 12 - made you for gods.

died.

u 1 Kings 14. 9. Have ye not cast out the priests 21 [ But Abijah waxed mighty, and (ch. 11. 14, 15. of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and married fourteen wives, and begat

the Levites, and have made you twenty and two sons, and sixteen

priests after the manner of the na- daughters. 2. 23. 35.

tions of other lands? k so that who- 22 And the rest of the acts of AbiHleb, go soever cometh to consecrate himself jah, and his ways, and his sayings,

with a young bullock and seven rams, are written in the Il story of the proph- 10r, commen-
the same may be a priest of them that et * Iddo.
are no gods.
10 But as for us, the Lord is our

CHAPTER XIV.
God, and we have not forsaken him ; Axa's reign. 3 He destroyeth idolatry: 6 Haring

prace, he strengtheneth his kingdom. 9 Colling on
and the priests, which minister unto God.' he overthrowcth Zerah, and spoileth the
the Lord, are the sons of Aaron, and

Ethiopians. the Levites wait upon their business : O Abijah slept with his fathers, 955. ch24

11 And they burn unto the Lord
every morning and every evening of David : and · Asa his son reigned a 1 Kings 15.
burnt sacrifices and sweet incense : in his stead. In his days the land
the mshew bread also set they in order was quiet ten years.
upon the pure table; and the candle- 2 And Asa did that which was good

stick of gold with the lamps thereof, and right in the eyes of the Lord his 17, 20, to burn every evening : for we keep God:

the charge of the Lord our God; but 3 For he took away the altars of the about 951. ye have forsaken him.

strange gods, and the high places, 12 And, behold, God himself is with and brake down the timages, dand + Heb. statues. us for our captain, "and his priests cut down the groves : with sounding trumpets to cry alarm 4 And commanded Judah to seek

d1 Kings 11.7. against you.

0 children of Israel, the Lord God of their fathers, and
Pfight ye not against the Lord God to do the law and the command-
of your fathers; for ye shall not ment.
prosper.

5 Also he took away out of all the
13 S But Jeroboam caused an am- cities of Judah the high places and
bushment to come about behind the timages: and the kingdom was
them : so they were before Judah, quiet before him.

image.
and the ambushment was behind 6 | And he built fenced cities in
them.

Judah : for the land had rest, and he
14 And when Judah looked back, had no war in those years; because
behold, the battle was before and be the Lord had given him rest.
hind: and they cried unto the Lord, 7 Therefore he said unto Judah,
and the priests sounded with the Let us build these cities, and make
trumpets.

about them walls and towers, gates
15 Then the men of Judah gave and bars, while the land is yet before

tary. I ch. 12. 15.

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