1 Kings 11

1 But king Solomon loved amany 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, bYe 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, cthat 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. 5 For Solomon went after dAshtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. 7 eThen did Solomon build an high place for fChemosh, the abomination of Moab, in gthe hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9 And the LORD was iangry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, hwhich had appeared unto him twice, 10 And jhad commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, kI 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 oHowbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give none tribe to thy son mfor David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake lwhich I have chosen.

14 And the LORD pstirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom. 15 rFor it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, qafter 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 the queen. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh. 21 sAnd when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country. 22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise.

23 And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord tHadadezer king of Zobah: 24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, uwhen David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. 25 And he was an vadversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

26 And xJeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he wlifted up his hand against the king. 27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: ySolomon built Millo, and repaired 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 was 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 zAhijah 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 arent it in twelve pieces: 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I bwill rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee: 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 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped eAshtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, dChemosh the god of the Moabites, and cMilcom 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.

34 Howbeit 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: 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes. 36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that fDavid my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel. 38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that hI will be with thee, and gbuild thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee. 39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever. 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

41 And ithe 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? 42 jAnd the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 kAnd Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and lRehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

 
Cross Ref
1aGen 6:2
2bExo 34:16
4cDeu 17:17
Neh 13:26
5dJdg 2:13
7eNum 33:52
fNum 21:29
g2 Kin 23:13
9h1 Kin 3:5
iPsa 90:7
Deu 7:3
10j1 Kin 6:12
2 Chr 7:17-22
11k2 Kin 17:21
2 Kin 17:15
1 Kin 12:15
13lIsa 14:32
Psa 132:13-14
2 Kin 21:4
Deu 12:11
m2 Kin 13:23
Exo 32:13
n1 Kin 12:20
oPsa 89:33
1 Chr 17:13-14
2 Sam 7:15
14pNah 1:2
Hos 9:12
Isa 10:26
Isa 10:5
1 Chr 5:26
Deu 31:16-17
15qMal 1:2-4
Psa 60:1
Deu 20:13
Num 24:19
rPsa 108:10
1 Chr 18:12-13
21s1 Kin 2:10
1 Kin 2:34
23t2 Sam 8:3
24u2 Sam 10:8
2 Sam 10:18
25v2 Chr 15:2
26w2 Sam 20:21
x2 Chr 13:6
1 Kin 12:2
27y1 Kin 9:24
29zJos 18:1
1 Kin 14:2
30a1 Sam 15:27
31b1 Kin 12:1
1 Kin 12:16-20
33cAct 7:43
dJer 48:13
Jer 48:7
Num 21:29
eJdg 2:13
36fAct 15:16-17
Luk 1:78-79
Luk 1:69-70
Psa 132:17
1 Kin 15:4
2 Sam 7:29
38g1 Chr 17:24-27
1 Chr 17:10
hJos 1:5
Deu 31:8
41i2 Chr 9:29
42j2 Chr 9:30
43k2 Chr 9:31
lMat 1:7