[1K]   1 KINGS

» 1 Kings 1

¶ 1 Kings 1 v1-4

{ heart }   [1K] 1v1

Now king David was old, and stricken in years,
and they covered him with clothes,
but he gat no heat.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v2

Wherefore his servants said unto him,

Let there be sought for my lord the king
a young virgin,
and let her stand before the king,
and let her cherish him,
and let her lie in thy bosom,
that my lord the king may get heat.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v3

So they sought for a fair damsel
throughout all the coasts of Israel,
and found Abishag a Shunammite,
and brought her to the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v4

And the damsel was very fair,
and cherished the king, and ministered to him:
but the king knew her not.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v5-10

{ heart }   [1K] 1v5

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself,
saying,

I will be king:

And he prepared him chariots and horsemen,
and fifty men to run before him.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v6

And his father had not displeased him at any time
in saying,

Why hast thou done so?

And he also was a very goodly man,
and his mother bare him after Absalom.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v7

And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah,
and with Abiathar the priest:
and they following Adonijah, helped him.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v8

But Zadok the priest,
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei,
and the mighty men which belonged to David,
were not with Adonijah.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v9

And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle
by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel,
and called all his brethren,

The king's sons,

And all the men of Judah,

The king's servants:

{ heart }   [1K] 1v10

But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah,
and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother,
he called not.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v11-14

{ heart }   [1K] 1v11

Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba
the mother of Solomon,
saying,

Hast thou not heard

 ‘That Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign’, 

And David our lord knoweth it not?

{ heart }   [1K] 1v12

Now therefore come,
let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel,
that thou mayest save thine own life,
and the life of thy son Solomon.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v13

Go, and get thee in unto king David,
and say unto him,

 ‘Didst not thou, my lord, O king,
swear unto thine handmaid,
saying,

Assuredly Solomon thy son, shall reign after me,
and he shall sit upon my throne?
why then doth Adonijah reign?’ 

{ heart }   [1K] 1v14

Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king,
I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v15-21

{ heart }   [1K] 1v15

And Bath-sheba went in unto the king
into the chamber: and the king was very old,
and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v16

And Bath-sheba bowed,
and did obeisance unto the king:
and the king said,

What wouldest thou?

{ heart }   [1K] 1v17

And she said unto him,

My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy GOD
unto thine handmaid,
saying,

 ‘Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me,
and he shall sit upon my throne’.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v18

And now behold, Adonijah reigneth;
and now my lord the king, thou knowest it not.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v19

And he hath slain oxen, and fat cattle,
and sheep in abundance, and hath called

 ‘All the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest,
and Joab the captain of the host’: 

But Solomon thy servant hath he not called.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v20

And thou, my lord O king,
the eyes of all Israel are upon thee,
that thou shouldest tell them

 ‘Who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king
after him’.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v21

Otherwise it shall come to pass,
when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers,
that I and my son Solomon
shall be counted offenders.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v22-27

{ heart }   [1K] 1v22

And lo, while she yet talked with the king,
Nathan the prophet also came in.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v23

And they told the king,
saying,

Behold Nathan, the prophet.

And when he was come in before the king,
he bowed himself before the king
with his face to the ground.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v24

And Nathan said,

My lord, O king, hast thou said,

 ‘Adonijah shall reign after me,
and he shall sit upon my throne’?

{ heart }   [1K] 1v25

For he is gone down this day,
and hath slain oxen and fat cattle
and sheep in abundance, and hath 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’.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v26

But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest,
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v27

Is this thing done by my lord the king,
and thou hast not showed it unto thy servant,
who should sit on the throne of my lord the king,
after him?

¶ 1 Kings 1 v28-31

{ heart }   [1K] 1v28

Then king David answered,
and said,

Call me

 ‘Bath-sheba’.


And she came into the king's presence,
and stood before the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v29

And the king swore,
and said,

As the LORD liveth,
THAT hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

{ heart }   [1K] 1v30

Even as I swore unto thee
by the LORD GOD of Israel,
saying,

 ‘Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me,
and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead’; 

Even so will I certainly do this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v31

Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth,
and did reverence to the king,
and said,

Let my lord king David live forever.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v32-37

{ heart }   [1K] 1v32

And king David said,

Call me

 ‘Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet,
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada’.


And they came before the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v33

The king also said unto them,

Take with you the servants of your lord,
and cause Solomon my son,
to ride upon mine own mule,
and bring him down to Gihon.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v34

And let Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet,
anoint him there king over Israel:
and blow ye with the trumpet,
and say,

 ‘GOD save king Solomon’.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v35

Then ye shall come up after him,
that he may come and sit upon my throne;
for he shall be king in my stead:
and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel,
and over Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v36

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king,
and said,

Amen:
The LORD GOD of my lord the king say so too.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v37

As the LORD hath been with my lord the king,
even so be HE with Solomon,
and make his throne greater
than the throne of my lord king David.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v38-40

{ heart }   [1K] 1v38

So 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 upon king David's mule,
and brought him to Gihon.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v39

And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil
out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon:
and they blew the trumpet, and all the people said,

GOD save king Solomon.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v40

And all the people came up after him,
and the people piped with pipes,
and rejoiced with great joy,
so that the earth split with the sound of them.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v41-48

{ heart }   [1K] 1v41

And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him,
heard it as they had made an end of eating:
and when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet,
he said,

Why this noise of the city being in an uproar?

{ heart }   [1K] 1v42

And while he yet spake,
behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came,
and Adonijah said unto him,

Come in,
for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v43

And Jonathan answered, and said to Adonijah,

Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v44

And the king hath sent with him
Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet,
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
and they have caused him
to ride upon the king's mule.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v45

And Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet,
have anointed him king in Gihon:
and they are come up from thence rejoicing,
so that the city rang again:
this is the noise that ye have heard.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v46

And also Solomon sitteth on the throne
of the kingdom.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v47

And moreover, the king's servants came
to bless our lord king David,
saying,

 ‘GOD make the name of Solomon better
than thy name,
and make his throne greater than thy throne.’ 

And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v48

And also thus said the king,

 ‘Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel,
WHICH hath given one to sit on my throne this day,
mine eyes even seeing it’.

¶ 1 Kings 1 v49-53

{ heart }   [1K] 1v49

And all the guests that were with Adonijah,
were afraid,
and rose up, and went every man his way.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v50

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon,
and arose, and went,
and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v51

And it was told Solomon,
saying,

Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon:
for lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar,
saying,

 ‘Let king Solomon swear unto me today,

That he will not slay his servant with the sword’.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v52

And Solomon said,

If he will show himself a worthy man,
there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth:
but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

{ heart }   [1K] 1v53

So king Solomon sent,
and they brought him down from the altar,
and he came and bowed himself to king Solomon:
and Solomon said unto him,

Go to thine house.

» 1 Kings 2

¶ 1 Kings 2 v1-9

{ heart }   [1K] 2v1

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die:
and he charged Solomon his son,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 2v2

I go the way of all the earth:
be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v3

And keep the charge of the LORD thy 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 thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest,
and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

{ heart }   [1K] 2v4

That the LORD may continue HIS word
which HE spake concerning me,
saying,


If thy 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 thee


(Said HE)

A man on the throne of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v5

Moreover thou knowest also

 ‘What Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me,
and what he did to the two captains
of the hosts of Israel,
unto Abner the son of Ner,
and unto Amasa the son of Jether’, 

Whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace,
and put the blood of war upon his girdle
that was about his loins,
and in his shoes that were on his feet.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v6

Do therefore according to thy wisdom,
and let not his hoary head go down to the grave
in peace.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v7

But show kindness
unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite,
and let them be of those that eat at thy table:
for so they came to me when I fled
because of Absalom thy brother.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v8

And behold, thou hast with thee
Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim,
which 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 thee to death with the sword’.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v9

Now therefore, hold him not guiltless:
for thou art a wise man,
and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him,
but his hoary head bring thou down to the grave
with blood.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v10-12

{ heart }   [1K] 2v10

So David slept with his fathers,
and was buried in the city of David.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v11

And the days that David reigned over Israel
were forty years:
seven years reigned he in Hebron,
and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v12

Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father,
and his kingdom was established greatly.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v13-18

{ heart }   [1K] 2v13

And Adonijah the son of Haggith
came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon,
and she said,

Comest thou peaceably?

And he said,

Peaceably.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v14

He said,

Moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee.

And she said,

Say on.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v15

And he said,

Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine,
and that all Israel set their faces on me,
that I should reign:
howbeit the kingdom is turned about,
and is become my brother's:
for it was his from the LORD.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v16

And now I ask one petition of thee,
deny me not.


And she said unto him,

Say on.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v17

And he said,

Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king,
(for he will not say thee nay)
that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v18

And Bath-sheba said,

Well, I will speak for thee unto the king.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v19-25

{ heart }   [1K] 2v19

Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Solomon,
to speak unto him for Adonijah:
and the king rose up to meet her,
and bowed himself unto 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v20

Then she said,

I desire one small petition of thee,
I pray thee say me not nay:


And the king said unto her,

Ask on, my mother, for I will not say thee nay.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v21

And she said,

Let Abishag the Shunammite be given
to Adonijah, thy brother to wife.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v22

And king Solomon answered
and said unto his mother,

And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite
for Adonijah?
Ask for him the kingdom also
(for he is mine elder brother)
even for him, and for Abiathar the priest,
and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v23

Then 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v24

Now therefore as the LORD liveth,
WHICH hath established me,
and set me on the throne of David my father,
and WHO hath made me an house,
as HE promised,
Adonijah shall be put to death this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v25

And king Solomon sent
by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and he fell upon him that he died.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v26-27

{ heart }   [1K] 2v26

And unto Abiathar the priest said the king,

Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields,
for thou art worthy of death:
but I will not at this time put thee to death,
because thou didst bear the ark of the LORD GOD
before David my father,
and because thou hast been afflicted in all
wherein my father was afflicted.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v27

So Solomon thrust out Abiathar
from being priest unto the LORD:
that he might fulfill the word of the LORD,
which HE spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v28-35

{ heart }   [1K] 2v28

Then tidings came to Joab
(for Joab had turned after Adonijah,
though he turned not after Absalom)
and Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD,
and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v29

And it was told king Solomon

That Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD,
and behold, he is by the altar.


Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
saying,

Go fall upon him.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v30

And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD,
and said unto him,

Thus saith the king,

 ‘Come forth’.


And he said,

Nay, but I will die here.

And Benaiah brought the king word again,
saying,

Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v31

And the king said unto him,

Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him,
that thou mayest take away
the innocent blood which Joab shed,
from me, and from the house of my father.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v32

And the LORD shall return his blood
upon his own head,
who fell upon two men more righteous
and better than he,
and slew them with the sword,
my father David not knowing thereof, to wit,
Abner the son of Ner,
captain of the host of Israel,
and Amasa the son of Jether,
captain of the host of Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v33

Their blood shall therefore return
upon the head of Joab,
and upon the head of his seed forever:
but upon David, and upon his seed,
and upon his house, and upon his throne,
shall there be peace forever from the LORD.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v34

So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up,
and fell upon him, and slew him,
and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v35

And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
in his room over the host,
and Zadok the priest
did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

¶ 1 Kings 2 v36-46

{ heart }   [1K] 2v36

And the king sent and called for

Shimei,

And said unto him,

Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there,
and go not forth from thence any whither.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v37

For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out,
and passest over the brook Kidron,
thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die:
thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v38

And Shimei said unto the king,

The saying is good:
as my lord the king hath said, so will thy servant do.


And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v39

And it came to pass at the end of three years,
that two of the servants of Shimei ran away
unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath:
and they told Shimei, saying,

Behold, thy servants be in Gath.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v40

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v41

And it was told Solomon

That Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath,
and was come again.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v42

And the king sent and called for

Shimei,

And said unto him,

Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD,
and protested unto thee, saying,

 ‘Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out,
and walkest abroad any whither,
that thou shalt surely die? ’ 

And thou saidst unto me,

 ‘The word that I have heard is good’.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v43

Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD,
and the commandment
that I have charged thee with?

{ heart }   [1K] 2v44

The king said moreover to Shimei,

Thou knowest all the wickedness
which thine heart is aware of,
that thou didst to David my father:
therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness
upon thine own head.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v45

And king Solomon shall be blessed,
and the throne of David
shall be established before the LORD forever.

{ heart }   [1K] 2v46

So the king commanded Benaiah
the son of Jehoiada,
which went out, and fell upon him, that he died,
and the kingdom was established
in the hand of Solomon.

» 1 Kings 3

¶ 1 Kings 3 v1-4

{ heart }   [1K] 3v1

And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh
king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter,
and brought her into the city of David,
until he had made an end of building his own house,
and the house of the LORD,
and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v2

Only the people sacrificed in high places,
because there was no house built
unto the NAME of the LORD until those days.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v3

And Solomon loved the LORD,
walking in the statutes of David his father:
only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v4

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there;
for that was the great high place:
a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer up
on that altar.

¶ 1 Kings 3 v5-15

{ heart }   [1K] 3v5

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon
in a dream by night: and GOD said,

Ask what I shall give thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v6

And Solomon said,

THOU hast showed
unto THY servant David my father great mercy,
according as he walked before THEE in truth,
and in righteousness,
and in uprightness of heart with THEE,
and THOU hast kept for him this great kindness,
that THOU hast given him a son to sit on his throne,
as it is this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v7

And now, O LORD my GOD,
THOU hast made THY servant king
in stead of David my father:
and I am but a little child:
I know not how to go out or come in.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v8

And THY servant is in the midst of THY people
whom THOU hast chosen, a great people,
that cannot be numbered, nor counted for multitude.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v9

Give therefore THY servant an understanding heart
to judge THY people,
that I may discern between good and bad:
for who is able to judge this THY so great a people?

{ heart }   [1K] 3v10

And the speech pleased the LORD,
that Solomon had asked this thing.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v11

And GOD said unto him,

Because thou hast asked this thing,
and hast not asked for thyself long life,
neither hast asked riches for thyself,
nor hast asked the life of thine enemies,
but hast asked for thyself understanding
to discern judgment;

{ heart }   [1K] 3v12

Behold, I have done according to thy words:
lo, I have given thee
a wise and an understanding heart,
so that there was none like thee before thee,
neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v13

And I have also given thee
that which thou hast not asked,
both riches, and honor:
so that there shall not be any among the kings
like unto thee all thy days.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v14

And if thou wilt walk in MY ways,
to keep MY statutes and MY commandments,
as thy father David did walk,
then I will lengthen thy days.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v15

And 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.

¶ 1 Kings 3 v16-28

{ heart }   [1K] 3v16

Then came there two women that were harlots,
unto the king, and stood before him.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v17

And the 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v18

And it came to pass the third day
after that I was delivered,
that this woman was delivered also:
and we were together;
there was no stranger with us in the house,
save we two in the house.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v19

And this woman's child died in the night:
because she overlaid it.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v20

And she arose at midnight,
and took my son from beside me,
while thine handmaid slept,
and laid it in her bosom,
and laid her dead child in my bosom.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v21

And when I rose in the morning
to give my child suck,
behold, it was dead:
but when I had looked at it in the morning,
behold, it was not my son which I did bear.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v22

And the other woman said,

Nay, but the living is my son,
and the dead is thy son:


And this said,

No, but the dead is thy son,
and the living is my son.


Thus they spake before the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v23

Then said the king,

The one saith,

 ‘This is my son that liveth,
and thy son is the dead: ’ 

And the other saith,

 ‘Nay: but thy son is the dead,
and my son is the living’.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v24

And the king said,

Bring me a sword.

And they brought a sword before the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v25

And the king said,

Divide the living child in two,
and give half to the one, and half to the other.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v26

Then spake the woman whose the living child was,
unto the king,
(for her bowels yearned upon her son)
and she said,

O my lord, give her the living child,
and in no wise slay it:


But the other said,

Let it be neither mine nor thine,
but divide it.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v27

Then the king answered and said,

Give her the living child,
and in no wise slay it:
she is the mother thereof.

{ heart }   [1K] 3v28

And 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.

» 1 Kings 4

¶ 1 Kings 4 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 4v1

So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v2

And these were the princes which he had:
Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest,

{ heart }   [1K] 4v3

Elihoreph and Ahijah the sons of Shisha, scribes:
Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;

{ heart }   [1K] 4v4

And Benaiahthe son of Jehoiada was over the host:
and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v5

And Azariah the son of Nathan, was over the officers:
and Zabud the son of Nathan,
was principal officer, and the king's friend.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v6

And Ahishar was over the household:
and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.

¶ 1 Kings 4 v7-19

{ heart }   [1K] 4v7

And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel,
which provided victuals for the king
and his household:
each man his month in a year made provision.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v8

And these are their names:
The son of Hur in Mount Ephraim:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v9

The son of Deker in Makaz, and in Shaalbim,
and Beth-shemesh, and Elonbeth-hanan.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v10

The son of Hesed in Aruboth,
to him pertained Socoh, and all the land of Hepher;

{ heart }   [1K] 4v11

The son of Abinadab in all the region of Dor,
which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v12

Baana the son of Ahilud,
to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo,
and all Beth-shean,
which is by Zarethan beneath Jezreel,
from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah,
even unto the place that is beyond Jokneam:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v13

The son of Geber in Ramoth-gilead,
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,
threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v14

Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v15

Ahimaaz was in Naphtali;
and he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon
to wife.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v16

Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v17

Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah in Issachar:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v18

Shimei the son of Elah in Benjamin:

{ heart }   [1K] 4v19

Geber 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 which was in the land.

¶ 1 Kings 4 v20-28

{ heart }   [1K] 4v20

Judah and Israel were many,
as the sand which is by the sea in multitude,
eating and drinking and making merry.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v21

And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms
from the river unto the land of the Philistines,
and unto the border of Egypt:
they brought presents,
and served Solomon all the days of his life.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v22

And Solomon's provision for one day
was thirty measures of fine flour,
and threescore measures of meal,

{ heart }   [1K] 4v23

Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures,
and an hundred sheep, beside harts,
and roebucks, and fallow deer, and fatted fowl.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v24

For he had dominion over all the region
on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Gaza,
over all the kings on this side the river:
and he had peace on all sides round about him.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v25

And Judah and Israel dwelt safely,
every man under his vine, and under his fig tree,
from Dan even to Beer-sheba,
all the days of Solomon.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v26

And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses
for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v27

And those officers provided victual for king Solomon,
and for all that came unto king Solomon's table,
every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v28

Barley also, and straw for the horses
and dromedaries brought they unto the place
where the officers were,
every man according to his charge.

¶ 1 Kings 4 v29-34

{ heart }   [1K] 4v29

And GOD gave Solomon wisdom,
and understanding, exceeding much,
and largeness of heart,
even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v30

And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom
of all the children of the east country,
and all the wisdom of Egypt.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v31

For he was wiser than all men;
than Ethan the Ezrahite,
and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda
the sons of Mahol:
and his fame was in all nations round about.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v32

And he spake three thousand proverbs:
and his songs were a thousand and five.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v33

And he spake of trees,
from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon
even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall:
he spake also of beasts, and of fowl,
and of creeping things, and of fishes.

{ heart }   [1K] 4v34

And there came of all peoples
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
from all kings of the earth, which had heard

Of his wisdom.

» 1 Kings 5

¶ 1 Kings 5 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 5v1

And Hiram king of Tyre
sent his servants unto 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v2

And Solomon sent to Hiram,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 5v3

Thou knowest

 ‘How that David my father could not build an house
unto the NAME of the LORD his GOD,
because of the wars which were about him
on every side,
until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet’.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v4

But now the LORD my GOD hath given me rest
on every side,
so that there is neither adversary
nor evil occurrence.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v5

And behold, I purpose

 ‘To build an house unto the NAME of the LORD
my GOD,’ 

As the LORD spake unto David my father,
saying,


Thy son,
whom I will set upon thy throne in thy stead,
he shall build an house unto MY NAME.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v6

Now therefore, command thou

 ‘That they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon.’ 

And my servants shall be with thy servants:
and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants,
according to all that thou shalt appoint:
for thou knowest

 ‘That there is not among us,
any that can skill to hew timber’ 

Like unto the Sidonians.

¶ 1 Kings 5 v7-12

{ heart }   [1K] 5v7

And it came to pass, when Hiram heard

The words of Solomon,

That he rejoiced greatly,
and said,

Blessed be the LORD this day,
WHICH hath given unto David a wise son
over this great people.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v8

And Hiram sent to Solomon,
saying,

I have considered the things
which thou sentest to me for:
and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar,
and concerning timber of fir.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v9

My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon
unto the sea:
and I will convey them by sea in floats
unto the place that thou shalt appoint me,
and will cause them to be discharged there,
and thou shalt receive them:
and thou shalt accomplish my desire,

 ‘In giving food for my household’.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v10

So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees
according to all his desire.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v11

And Solomon gave Hiram
twenty thousand measures of wheat
for food to his household,
and twenty measures of pure oil:
thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v12

And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom,
as HE promised him:
and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon,
and they two made a league together.

¶ 1 Kings 5 v13-18

{ heart }   [1K] 5v13

And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel,
and the levy was thirty thousand men.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v14

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v15

And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand
that bare burdens,
and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains:

{ heart }   [1K] 5v16

Beside the chief of Solomon's officers
which were over the work,
three thousand and three hundred,
which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v17

And the king commanded,
and they brought great stones, costly stones,
and hewed stones,
to lay the foundation of the house.

{ heart }   [1K] 5v18

And Solomon's builders, and Hiram's builders,
did hew them, and the stone-squarers:
so they prepared timber and stones
to build the house.

» 1 Kings 6

¶ 1 Kings 6 v1-10

{ heart }   [1K] 6v1

And it came to pass
in the four hundred and eightieth year
after the children of Israel were come
out of the land of Egypt,
in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel,
in the month Ziv, which is the second month,
that he began to build the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v2

And the house which king Solomon built
for the LORD,
the length thereof was threescore cubits,
and the breadth thereof twenty cubits,
and the height thereof thirty cubits.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v3

And the porch before the temple of the house,
twenty cubits was the length thereof,
according to the breadth of the house,
and ten cubits was the breadth thereof
before the house.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v4

And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v5

And against the wall of the house
he built chambers round about,
against the walls of the house round about,
both of the temple and of the oracle:
and he made chambers round about.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v6

The lowermost chamber was five cubits broad,
and the middle was six cubits broad,
and the third was seven cubits broad:
for without in the wall of the house
he made narrowed rests round about,
that the beams should not be fastened
in the walls of the house.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v7

And the house when it was in building,
was built of stone,
made ready before it was brought thither:
so that there was neither hammer nor axe,
nor any tool of iron heard in the house,
while it was in building.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v8

The 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v9

So he built the house and finished it:
and covered the house with beams
and boards of cedar.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v10

And then he built chambers against all the house,
five cubits high:
and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v11-13

{ heart }   [1K] 6v11

And the word of the LORD came to Solomon,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 6v12

Concerning this house which thou art building,
if thou wilt walk in MY statutes,
and execute MY judgments,
and keep all MY commandments to walk in them:
then will I perform MY word with thee,
which I spake unto David thy father.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v13

And I will dwell among the children of Israel,
and will not forsake MY people Israel.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v14-22

{ heart }   [1K] 6v14

So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v15

And he built the walls of the house within
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.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v16

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v17

And the house, that is, the temple before it,
was forty cubits long.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v18

And the cedar of the house within
was carved with knobs and open flowers:
all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v19

And the oracle he prepared in the house within,
to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v20

And the oracle in the forepart
was twenty cubits in length,
and twenty cubits in breadth,
and twenty cubits in the height thereof:
and he overlaid it with pure gold:
and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v21

So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold:
and he made a partition by the chains of gold
before the oracle, and he overlaid it with gold.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v22

And 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.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v23-28

{ heart }   [1K] 6v23

And within the oracle he made two Cherubim
of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v24

And five cubits was the one wing of the Cherub,
and five cubits the other wing of the Cherub:
from the uttermost part of the one wing
unto the uttermost part of the other, were ten cubits.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v25

And the other Cherub was ten cubits:
both the Cherubim were of one measure,
and one size.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v26

The height of the one Cherub was ten cubits,
and so was it of the other Cherub.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v27

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v28

And he overlaid the Cherubim with gold.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v29-35

{ heart }   [1K] 6v29

And he carved all the walls of the house
round about
with carved figures of Cherubim,
and palm trees, and open flowers,
within and without.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v30

And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold,
within and without.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v31

And for the entering of the oracle
he made doors of olive tree:
the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v32

The two doors also were of olive tree,
and he carved upon them carvings of Cherubim,
and palm trees, and open flowers,
and overlaid them with gold,
and spread gold upon the Cherubim,
and upon the palm trees.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v33

So also made he
for the door of the temple posts of olive tree
a fourth part of the wall.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v34

And the two doors were of fir tree:
the two leaves of the one door were folding,
and the two leaves of the other door were folding.

{ heart }   [1K] 6v35

And he carved thereon Cherubim,
and palm trees, and open flowers:
and covered them with gold,
fitted upon the carved work.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v36

{ heart }   [1K] 6v36

And he built the inner court
with three rows of hewed stone,
and a row of cedar beams.

¶ 1 Kings 6 v37-38

{ heart }   [1K] 6v37

In the fourth year
was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid,
in the month Ziv:

{ heart }   [1K] 6v38

And in the eleventh year in the month Bul,
(which is the eighth month)
was the house finished
throughout all the parts thereof,
and according to all the fashion of it:
So was he seven years in building it.

» 1 Kings 7

¶ 1 Kings 7 v1-8

{ heart }   [1K] 7v1

But Solomon was building his own house
thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v2

He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon;
the length thereof was an hundred cubits,
and the breadth thereof fifty cubits,
and the height thereof thirty cubits,
upon four rows of cedar pillars,
with cedar beams upon the pillars.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v3

And it was covered with cedar above
upon the beams,
that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v4

And there were windows in three rows,
and light was against light in three ranks.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v5

And all the doors and posts were square,
with the windows:
and light was against light in three ranks.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v6

And he made a porch of pillars,
the length thereof was fifty cubits,
and the breadth thereof thirty cubits:
and the porch was before them:
and the other pillars and the thick beam
were before them.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v7

Then he made a porch for the throne
where he might judge, even the porch of judgment:
and it was covered with cedar
from one side of the floor to the other.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v8

And his house where he dwelt,
had another court within the porch,
which was of the like work:
Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter,
(whom he had taken as his to wife)
like unto this porch.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v9-12

{ heart }   [1K] 7v9

All these were of costly stones,
according tothe measures of hewed stones,
sawed with saws, within and without,
even from the foundation unto the coping,
and so on the outside toward the great court.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v10

And the foundation was of costly stones,
even great stones,
stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v11

And above were costly stone
(after the measures of hewed stones) and cedars.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v12

And the great court round about
was with three rows of hewed 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.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v13-14

{ heart }   [1K] 7v13

And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram
out of Tyre.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v14

He 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 skill to work all works in brass:
and he came to king Solomon,
and wrought all his work.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v15-22

{ heart }   [1K] 7v15

For he cast two pillars of brass,
of eighteen cubits high a piece:
and a line of twelve cubits
did compass either of them about.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v16

And he made two chapiters of molten brass,
to set upon the tops of the pillars:
the height of the one chapiter was five cubits,
and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

{ heart }   [1K] 7v17

And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work,
for the chapiters
which were upon the top of the pillars:
seven for the one chapiter,
and seven for the other chapiter.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v18

And he made the pillars,
and two rows round about upon the one network,
to cover the chapiters that were upon the top,
with pomegranates:
and so did he for the other chapiter.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v19

And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars
were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v20

And the chapiters upon the two pillars
had pomegranates also above,
over against the belly which was by the network:
and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows
round about upon the other chapiter.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v21

And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple:
and he set up the right pillar,
and called the name thereof

Jachin:

And he set up the left pillar,
and called the name of it thereof

Boaz.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v22

And upon the top of the pillars was lily work:
so was the work of the pillars finished.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v27-39

{ heart }   [1K] 7v23

And he made a molten sea,
ten cubits from the one brim to the other:
it was round all about, and his height was five cubits:
and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v24

And under the brim of it round about
there were knobs compassing it,
ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about:
the knobs were cast in two rows, when it was cast.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v25

It stood upon 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 upon them,
and all their hinder parts were inward.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v26

And it was an handbreadth thick,
and the brim thereof was wrought
like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies:
it contained two thousand baths.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v27

And he made ten bases of brass;
four cubits was the length of one base,
and four cubits the breadth thereof,
and three cubits the height of it.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v28

And the work of the bases was on this manner:
they had borders,
and the borders were between the ledges:

{ heart }   [1K] 7v29

And on the borders that were between the ledges
were lions, oxen, and Cherubim:
and upon the ledges there was a base above:
and beneath the lions and oxen
were certain additions made of thin work.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v30

And every base had four brasen wheels,
and plates of brass:
and the four corners thereof had undersetters:
under the laver were undersetters molten,
at the side of every addition.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v31

And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above
was a cubit:
but the mouth thereof was round
after the work of the base, a cubit and an half:
and also upon the mouth of it were carvings
with their borders, foursquare not round.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v32

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v33

And the work of the wheels
was like
the work of a chariot wheel:
their axletrees and their naves,
and their felloes, and their spokes
were all molten.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v34

And there were four undersetters
to the four corners of one base:
and the undersetters were of the very base itself.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v35

And in the top of the base
was there a round compass of half a cubit high:
and on the top of the base
the ledges thereof, and the borders thereof
were of the same.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v36

For on the plates of the ledges thereof,
and on the borders thereof,
he graved Cherubim, lions, and palm trees,
according to the proportion of every one,
and additions round about.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v37

After this manner he made the ten bases:
all of them had one casting,
one measure, and one size.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v38

Then made he ten lavers of brass:
one laver contained forty baths:
and every laver was four cubits,
and upon every one of the ten bases, one laver.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v39

And 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,
over against the south.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v40

{ heart }   [1K] 7v40

And Hiram made the lavers,
and the shovels, and the basins:
So Hiram made an end of doing all the work
that he made king Solomon
for the house of the LORD:

¶ 1 Kings 7 v41-46

{ heart }   [1K] 7v41

The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters
that were on the top of the two pillars:
and the two networks,
to cover the two bowls of the chapiters
which were upon the top of the pillars:

{ heart }   [1K] 7v42

And four hundred pomegranates
for the two networks,
even two rows of pomegranates for one network,
to cover the two bowls of the chapiters
that were upon the pillars:

{ heart }   [1K] 7v43

And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v44

And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v45

And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins:
and all these vessels which Hiram made
to king Solomon for the house of the LORD,
were of bright brass.

{ heart }   [1K] 7v46

In the plain of the Jordan
did the king cast them in the clay ground,
between Succoth and Zarethan.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v47

{ heart }   [1K] 7v47

And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed,
because they were exceeding many:
neither was the weight of the brass found out.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v48-50

{ heart }   [1K] 7v48

And Solomon made all the vessels
that pertained unto the house of the LORD:
the altar of gold,
and the table of gold, whereupon the showbread was:

{ heart }   [1K] 7v49

And the candlesticks 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,

{ heart }   [1K] 7v50

And 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, to wit, of the temple.

¶ 1 Kings 7 v51

{ heart }   [1K] 7v51

So was ended all the work
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,
did he put among the treasures
of the house of the LORD.

» 1 Kings 8

¶ 1 Kings 8 v1-11

{ heart }   [1K] 8v1

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel,
and all the heads of the tribes,
the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel,
unto king Solomon in Jerusalem,
that they might bring up
the ark of the covenant of the LORD
out of the city of David, which is Zion.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v2

And all the men of Israel assembled themselves
unto king Solomon
at the feast in the month Ethanim,
which is the seventh month.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v3

And all the elders of Israel came,
and the priests took up the ark.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v4

And 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 did the priests and the Levites bring up.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v5

And king Solomon,
and all the congregation of Israel,
that were assembled unto him,
were with him before the ark,
sacrificing sheep, and oxen,
that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v6

And the priests brought in
the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place,
into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place,
even under the wings of the Cherubim.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v7

For the Cherubim spread forth their two wings
over the place of the ark,
and the Cherubim covered the ark,
and the staves thereof above.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v8

And they drew out the staves,
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 unto this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v9

There 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v10

And it came to pass,
when the priests were come out of the holy place,
that the CLOUD filled the house of the LORD,

{ heart }   [1K] 8v11

So that the priests could not stand to minister,
because of the CLOUD:
for the GLORY of the LORD had filled
the house of the LORD.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v12-13

{ heart }   [1K] 8v12

Then spake Solomon,

The LORD said

That HE would dwell in the thick darkness.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v13

I have surely built THEE an house to dwell in,
a settled place for THEE to abide in forever.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v14-21

{ heart }   [1K] 8v14

And the king turned his face about,
and blessed all the congregation of Israel:
(and all the congregation of Israel stood.)

{ heart }   [1K] 8v15

And he said,

Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel,
WHICH spake with HIS mouth unto David my father,
and hath with HIS hand fulfilled it,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 8v16

Since 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 an house,
that MY NAME might be therein;
but I chose David to be over MY people Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v17

And it was in the heart of David my father,
to build an house
for the NAME of the LORD GOD of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v18

And the LORD said unto David my father,

Whereas it was in thine heart
to build an house unto MY NAME,
thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v19

Nevertheless, thou shalt not build the house,
but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins,
he shall build the house unto MY NAME.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v20

And the LORD hath performed HIS word
that HE spake,
and I am risen up in the stead of David my father,
and sit on the throne of Israel,
as the LORD promised, and have built an house
for the NAME of the LORD GOD of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v21

And I have set there a place for the ark,
wherein is the covenant of the LORD,
which HE made with our fathers,
when HE brought them out of the land of Egypt.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v22-26

{ heart }   [1K] 8v22

And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD
in the presence of all the congregation of Israel,
and spread forth his hands oward heaven.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v23

And he said,

LORD GOD of Israel, there is no GOD like THEE,
in heaven above, or on earth beneath,
WHO keepest covenant and mercy
with THY servants,
that walk before THEE with all their heart:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v24

WHO hast kept with THY servant David my father
that THOU promisedst him:
THOU didst speak also with THY mouth,
and hast fulfilled it with THINE hand,
as it is this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v25

Therefore now, LORD GOD of Israel,
keep with THY servant David my father,
that THOU promisedst him,
saying,


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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v26

And now, O GOD of Israel,
let THY word (I pray THEE) be verified,
which THOU didst speak
unto THY servant David my father.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v27-30

{ heart }   [1K] 8v27

But 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 built?

{ heart }   [1K] 8v28

Yet have THOU respect unto 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 today:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v29

That THINE eyes may be open toward this house
night and day,
even toward the place of which THOU hast said,


MY NAME shall be there:

That THOU mayest hearken unto the prayer
which THY servant shall make toward this place.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v30

And hearken THOU to the supplication
of THY servant, and of THY people Israel,
when they shall pray toward this place:
and hear THOU in heaven THY dwelling place,
and when THOU hearest, forgive.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v31-32

{ heart }   [1K] 8v31

If any man trespass against his neighbor,
and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear,
and the oath come before THINE altar in this house:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v32

Then hear THOU in heaven,
and do, and judge THY servants,
condemning the wicked
to bring his way upon his head,
and justifying the righteous,
to give him according to his righteousness.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v33-34

{ heart }   [1K] 8v33

When THY people Israel be smitten down
before the enemy,
because they have sinned against THEE,
and shall turn again to THEE,
and confess THY NAME, and pray,
and make supplication unto THEE in this house,

{ heart }   [1K] 8v34

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.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v35-36

{ heart }   [1K] 8v35

When heaven is shut up, 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:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v36

Then hear THOU in heaven,
and forgive the sin of THY servants,
and of THY people Israel,
that THOU teach them the good way
wherein they should walk,
and give rain upon THY land,
which THOU hast given to THY people
for an inheritance.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v37-40

{ heart }   [1K] 8v37

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;

{ heart }   [1K] 8v38

Whatsoever prayer and supplication is 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:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v39

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 knowest
the hearts of all the children of men,)

{ heart }   [1K] 8v40

That they may fear THEE all the days that they live
in the land which THOU gavest unto our fathers.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v41-43

{ heart }   [1K] 8v41

Moreover, concerning a foreigner,
that is not of THY people Israel,
but cometh out of a far country
for THY NAME'S sake

{ heart }   [1K] 8v42

(For they shall hear

 ‘Of THY great NAME, and of THY strong hand,
and of THY stretched out arm)’ 

When he shall come and pray toward this house:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v43

Hear THOU in heaven THY dwelling place,
and do according to all that the foreigner
calleth to THEE for:
that 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’.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v44-53

{ heart }   [1K] 8v44

If THY people go out to battle against their enemy,
whithersoever 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:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v45

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

{ heart }   [1K] 8v46

If they sin against THEE,
(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,
unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

{ heart }   [1K] 8v47

Yet if they shall bethink themselves
in the land whither they were carried captives,
and repent, and make supplication unto THEE
in the land of them that carried them captives,
saying,

 ‘We have sinned, and have done perversely,
we have committed wickedness’;

{ heart }   [1K] 8v48

And so return unto THEE with all their heart,
and with all their soul,
in the land of their enemies,
which led them away captive,
and pray unto THEE toward their land,
which THOU gavest unto their fathers,
the city which THOU hast chosen,
and the house which I have built for THY NAME:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v49

Then hear THOU their prayer and their supplication
in heaven THY dwelling place,
and maintain their cause,

{ heart }   [1K] 8v50

And forgive THY people
that have sinned against THEE,
and all their transgressions
wherein they have transgressed against THEE,
and give them compassion
before them that carried them captive,
that they may have compassion on them:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v51

For they be THY people, and THINE inheritance,
whom THOU broughtest forth out of Egypt,
from the midst of the furnace of iron:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v52

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v53

For THOU didst separate them
from among all the people of the earth,
to be THINE inheritance,
as THOU didst speak
by the hand of Moses THY servant,
when THOU broughtest our fathers out of Egypt,
O LORD GOD.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v54-61

{ heart }   [1K] 8v54

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v55

And he stood,
and blessed all the congregation of Israel,
with a loud voice, saying;

{ heart }   [1K] 8v56

Blessed be the LORD,
THAT hath given rest unto HIS people Israel,
according to all that HE promised:
there hath not failed one word
of all HIS good promise, which HE promised
by the hand of Moses HIS servant.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v57

The LORD our GOD be with us,
as HE was with our fathers:
let HIM not leave us, nor forsake us:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v58

That HE may incline our 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v59

And let these my words,
wherewith I have made supplication
before the LORD,
be nigh unto 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:

{ heart }   [1K] 8v60

That all the people of the earth may know

 ‘That the LORD is GOD:
and that there is none else’.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v61

Let your heart therefore be perfect
with the LORD our GOD,
to walk in HIS statutes,
and to keep HIS commandments, as at this day.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v62-64

{ heart }   [1K] 8v62

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

{ heart }   [1K] 8v63

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v64

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 meal offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings:
because the brasen altar that was before the LORD
was too little to receive the burnt offerings,
and meal offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.

¶ 1 Kings 8 v65-66

{ heart }   [1K] 8v65

And at that time Solomon held a feast,
and all Israel with him, a great congregation,
from the entering in of Hamath,
unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our GOD,
seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.

{ heart }   [1K] 8v66

On the eighth day he sent the people away:
and they blessed the king,
and went unto 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.

» 1 Kings 9

¶ 1 Kings 9 v1-9

{ heart }   [1K] 9v1

And it came to pass,
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,

{ heart }   [1K] 9v2

That the LORD appeared to Solomon
the second time,
as HE had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v3

And the LORD said unto him,

I have heard

 ‘Thy prayer and thy supplication,’ 

That thou hast made before ME:
I have hallowed this house which thou hast built,
to put MY NAME there forever,
and MINE eyes and MINE heart
shall be there perpetually.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v4

And if thou wilt walk before ME,
as David thy father walked,
in integrity of heart, and in uprightness,
to do according to all that I have commanded thee,
and wilt keep MY statutes, and MY judgments:

{ heart }   [1K] 9v5

Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom
upon Israel forever,
as I promised to David thy father,
saying,

 ‘There shall not fail thee
a man upon the throne of Israel’.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v6

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,

{ heart }   [1K] 9v7

Then will I cut off Israel out of the land
which I have given them, and this house,
which I have hallowed for MY NAME,
will I cast out of MY sight,
and Israel shall be a proverb,
and a byword among all people.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v8

And at this house which is high,
every one that passeth by it
shall be astonished, and shall hiss,
and they shall say,

 ‘Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land,
and to this house?’ 

{ heart }   [1K] 9v9

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’.

¶ 1 Kings 9 v10-14

{ heart }   [1K] 9v10

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years,
when Solomon had built the two houses,
the house of the LORD, and the king's house

{ heart }   [1K] 9v11

(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 Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities
in the land of Galilee.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v12

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

{ heart }   [1K] 9v13

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v14

And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

¶ 1 Kings 9 v15-25

{ heart }   [1K] 9v15

And this is the reason of 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v16

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

{ heart }   [1K] 9v17

And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the lower,

{ heart }   [1K] 9v18

And Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness,
in the land,

{ heart }   [1K] 9v19

And all the cities for storage 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v20

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

{ heart }   [1K] 9v21

Their children that were left after them in the land,
whom the children of Israel
also were not able utterly to destroy,
of those did Solomon levy a tribute of bond-seruice
unto this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v22

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

{ heart }   [1K] 9v23

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

{ heart }   [1K] 9v24

But Pharaoh's daughter came up
out of the city of David
unto her house which Solomon had built for her:
then did he build Millo.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v25

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.

¶ 1 Kings 9 v26-28

{ heart }   [1K] 9v26

And king Solomon made a navy of ships
in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth,
on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v27

And Hiram sent in the navy his servants,
shipmen that had knowledge of the sea,
with the servants of Solomon.

{ heart }   [1K] 9v28

And they came to Ophir,
and fetched from thence gold,
four hundred and twenty talents,
and brought it to king Solomon.

» 1 Kings 10

¶ 1 Kings 10 v1-9

{ heart }   [1K] 10v1

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v2

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v3

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v4

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v5

And 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
unto the house of the LORD:
there was no more spirit in her.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v6

And she said to the king,

It was a true report that I heard in mine own land

 ‘Of thy acts and of thy wisdom’.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v7

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v8

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

 ‘Thy wisdom’.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v9

Blessed be the LORD thy GOD,
WHICH delighted in thee,
to set thee on the throne of Israel;
because the LORD loved Israel forever,
therefore made HE thee king,
to do judgment and justice.

¶ 1 Kings 10 v10-13

{ heart }   [1K] 10v10

And she 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v11

And the navy also of Hiram
that brought gold from Ophir,
brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees,
and precious stones.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v12

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 almug trees,
nor were seen unto this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v13

And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba,
all her desire whatsoever she asked,
beside that which Solomon gave her
of his royal bounty:
so she turned and went to her own country,
she and her servants:

¶ 1 Kings 10 v14-22

{ heart }   [1K] 10v14

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v15

Beside that which he had of the merchant men,
and of the trade of the spice merchants,
and of all the kings of Arabia,
and of the governors of the country.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v16

And king Solomon made two hundred targets
of beaten gold:
six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v17

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v18

Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory,
and overlaid it with the best gold.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v19

The 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v20

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v21

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v22

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish,
with the navy of Hiram:
once in three years came the navy of Tarshish,
bringing gold and silver, ivory,
and apes, and peacocks.

¶ 1 Kings 10 v23-25

{ heart }   [1K] 10v23

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth,
for riches and for wisdom.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v24

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v25

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v26

And Solomon gathered together
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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v27

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 10v28

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

{ heart }   [1K] 10v29

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

» 1 Kings 11

¶ 1 Kings 11 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 11v1

But king Solomon loved many strange women,
(together with the daughter of Pharaoh)
women of the Moabites, Ammonites,
Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites,

{ heart }   [1K] 11v2

Of the nations concerning which the LORD said
unto the children of Israel,

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v3

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v4

For it came to pass when Solomon was old,
that 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v5

For Solomon went after Ashtoreth
the goddess of the Sidonians,
and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v6

And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD,
and went not fully after the LORD,
as did David his father.

¶ 1 Kings 11 v7-13

{ heart }   [1K] 11v7

Then did Solomon build an 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v8

And likewise did he for all his strange wives,
which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v9

And the LORD was angry with Solomon,
because his heart was turned from the LORD
GOD of Israel,
WHICH had appeared unto him twice,

{ heart }   [1K] 11v10

And had commanded him concerning this thing,

That he should not go after other gods:

But he kept not that which the LORD commanded.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v11

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,
I will surely rend the kingdom away from thee,
and will give it to thy servant.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v12

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v13

Howbeit, I will not rend away all the kingdom:
but will give one tribe to thy son,
for David MY servant's sake,
and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have chosen.

¶ 1 Kings 11 v14-22

{ heart }   [1K] 11v14

And the LORD stirred up an adversary
unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite:
he was of the king's seed in Edom.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v15

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v16

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v17

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v18

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v19

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v20

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v21

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v22

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.

¶ 1 Kings 11 v23-25

{ heart }   [1K] 11v23

And GOD stirred him up another adversary:
Rezon, the son of Eliada,
which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

{ heart }   [1K] 11v24

And he gathered men unto him,
and became captain over a band,
when David slew them of Zobah:
and they went to Damascus,
and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v25

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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v26

And Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant,
(whose mother's name was Zeruah a widow woman)
even he lift up his hand against the king.

¶ 1 Kings 11 v26-40

{ heart }   [1K] 11v27

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

{ heart }   [1K] 11v28

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v29

And it came to pass at that time,
when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem,
that 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v30

And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him,
and rent it in twelve pieces.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v31

And he said to Jeroboam,

Take thee ten pieces:
for thus saith the LORD the GOD of Israel,


Behold, I will rend the kingdom
out of the hand of Solomon,
and will give ten tribes to thee:

{ heart }   [1K] 11v32

(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:)

{ heart }   [1K] 11v33

Because they have forsaken ME,
and have worshipped Ashtoreth
the goddess of the Sidonians,
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.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v34

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:

{ heart }   [1K] 11v35

But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand,
and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v36

And unto his son will I give one tribe,
that David MY servant may have a light
alway before ME in Jerusalem,
the city which I have chosen
to put MY NAME there.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v37

And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign
according to all that thy soul desireth,
and shalt be king over Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v38

And it shall be,
if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee,
and wilt walk in MY ways,
and do what is right in MY sight,
to keep MY statutes and MY commandments,
as David my servant did,
that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house,
as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v39

And I will for this afflict the seed of David,
but not forever.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v40

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.

¶ 1 Kings 11 v41-43

{ heart }   [1K] 11v41

And 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 11v42

And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem,
over all Israel, was forty years.

{ heart }   [1K] 11v43

And Solomon slept with his fathers,
and was buried in the city of David his father:
and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

» 1 Kings 12

¶ 1 Kings 12 v1-5

{ heart }   [1K] 12v1

And Rehoboam went to Shechem:
for all Israel was come to Shechem to make him king.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v2

And it came to pass when Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
who was yet in Egypt, heard of it
(for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon
and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt:)

{ heart }   [1K] 12v3

That they sent and called him:
and Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came,
and spake unto Rehoboam, saying;

{ heart }   [1K] 12v4

Thy father made our yoke grievous:
now therefore,
make thou the grievous service of thy father,
and his heavy yoke which he put upon us,
lighter, and we will serve thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v5

And he said unto them,

Depart yet for three days, then come again to me.

And the people departed.

¶ 1 Kings 12 v6-11

{ heart }   [1K] 12v6

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men
that stood before Solomon his father,
while he yet lived, and said,

How do ye advise, that I may answer this people?

{ heart }   [1K] 12v7

And they spake unto him,
saying,

If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day,
and wilt serve them, and answer them,
and speak good words to them,
then they will be thy servants forever.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v8

But he forsook the counsel of the old men,
which they had given him,
and consulted with the young men
that were grown up with him,
and which stood before him.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v9

And he said unto them,

What counsel give ye,
that we may answer this people,
who have spoken to me, saying,

 ‘Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us
lighter’?

{ heart }   [1K] 12v10

And the young men that were grown up with him
spake unto him, saying,

Thus shalt thou speak unto this people
that spake unto thee, saying,

 ‘Thy father made our yoke heavy,
but make thou it lighter unto us;’ 

Thus shalt thou say unto them,

 ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins’.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v11

And now whereas my father did laid you
with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke:
my father hath chastised you with whips,
but I will chastise you with scorpions.

¶ 1 Kings 12 v12-17

{ heart }   [1K] 12v12

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam
the third day, as the king had appointed, saying,

Come to me again the third day.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v13

And the king answered the people roughly,
and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him:

{ heart }   [1K] 12v14

And spake 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v15

Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people:
for the cause was from the LORD,
that HE might perform HIS saying,
which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite,
unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v16

So when all Israel saw
that the king hearkened not unto them,
the people answered the king,
saying,

What portion have we in David?
neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
to your tents, O Israel:
now see to thine own house, David.


So Israel departed unto their tents.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v17

But as for the children of Israel
which dwelt in the cities of Judah,
Rehoboam reigned over them.

¶ 1 Kings 12 v18-20

{ heart }   [1K] 12v18

Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram,
who was over the tribute,
and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died:
therefore king Rehoboam made speed
to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v19

So Israel rebelled against the house of David
unto this day.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v20

And it came to pass when all Israel heard

That Jeroboam was come again,

That they sent and called him unto the congregation,
and made him king over all Israel:
there was none that followed the house of David,
but the tribe of Judah only.

¶ 1 Kings 12 v21-24

{ heart }   [1K] 12v21

And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem,
he assembled all the house of Judah,
with the tribe of Benjamin,
an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men,
which were warriors,
to fight against the house of Israel,
to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam
the son of Solomon.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v22

But the word of GOD came unto Shemaiah
the man of GOD, saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 12v23

Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon,
king of Judah,
and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin,
and to the remnant of the people,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 12v24

Thus saith the LORD,

 ‘Ye shall not go up,
nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel:
return every man to his house,
for this thing is from ME’.


They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD,
and returned to depart,
according to the word of the LORD.

¶ 1 Kings 12 v25-33

{ heart }   [1K] 12v25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in Mount Ephraim,
and dwelt therein,
and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v26

And Jeroboam said in his heart,

Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

{ heart }   [1K] 12v27

If this people go up to do sacrifice
in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem,
then shall the heart of this people
turn again unto their lord
even unto Rehoboam king of Judah,
and they shall kill me,
and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v28

Whereupon the king took counsel,
and made two calves of gold, and said unto them,

It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem:
behold thy gods, O Israel,
which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v29

And he set the one in Bethel,
and the other put he in Dan.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v30

And this thing became a sin:
for the people went to worship before the one,
even unto Dan.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v31

And he made an house of high places,
and made priests of the lowest of the people,
which were not of the sons of Levi.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v32

And Jeroboam ordained a feast
in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month,
like unto the feast that is in Judah,
and he offered upon the altar (so did he in Bethel)
sacrificing unto the calves that he had made:
and he placed in Bethel
the priests of the high places which he had made.

{ heart }   [1K] 12v33

So he offered upon the altar,
which he had made in Bethel,
the fifteenth day of the eighth month,
even in the month
which he had devised of his own heart:
and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel,
and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

» 1 Kings 13

¶ 1 Kings 13 v1-10

{ heart }   [1K] 13v1

And behold, there came a man of GOD
out of Judah
by the word of the LORD unto Bethel:
and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v2

And he cried against the altar
in the word of the LORD,
and said,

O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD;

Behold,
a child shall be born unto the house of David,
Josiah by name;
and upon thee shall he offer the priests
of the high places
that burn incense upon thee,
and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v3

And he gave a sign the same day,
saying,

This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken:

Behold, the altar shall be torn down,
and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v4

And it came to pass
when king Jeroboam heard the saying
of the man of GOD,
who had cried against the altar in Bethel,
that 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v5

The altar also was torn down,
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.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v6

And the king answered,
and said unto the man of GOD,

Entreat now the face of the LORD thy GOD,
and pray for me,
that my hand may be restored to me again.


And the man of GOD besought the LORD,
and the king's hand was restored him again,
and became as it was before.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v7

And the king said unto the man of GOD,

Come home with me, and refresh thyself,
and I will give thee a reward.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v8

And the man of GOD said unto the king,

If thou wilt give me half thine house,
I will not go in with thee,
neither will I eat bread, nor drink water in this place:

{ heart }   [1K] 13v9

For 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 thou camest.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v10

So he went another way,
and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.

¶ 1 Kings 13 v11-19

{ heart }   [1K] 13v11

Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel,
and his son came and told him

All the works that the man of GOD had done
that day in Bethel:
the words which he had spoken unto the king,


Them they told also to their father.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v12

And their father said unto them,

What way went he?

For his sons had seen
what way the man of GOD went,
which came from Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v13

And he said unto his sons,

Saddle me the ass.

So they saddled him the ass, and he rode thereon,

{ heart }   [1K] 13v14

And went after the man of GOD,
and found him sitting under an oak;
and he said unto him,

Art thou the man of GOD that camest from Judah?

And he said,

I am.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v15

Then he said unto him,

Come home with me, and eat bread.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v16

And he said,

I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee:
neither will I eat bread, nor drink water with thee
in this place.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v17

For it was said to me by the word of the LORD,

Thou shalt eat no bread, nor drink water there,
nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v18

He said unto him,

I am a prophet also as thou art,
and an Angel spake unto me
by the word of the LORD, saying,

Bring him back with thee into thine house,
that he may eat bread and drink water:


But he lied unto him.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v19

So he went back with him,
and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

¶ 1 Kings 13 v20-32

{ heart }   [1K] 13v20

And it came to pass as they sat at the table,
that the word of the LORD came
unto the prophet that brought him back:

{ heart }   [1K] 13v21

And he cried unto the man of GOD
that came from Judah,
saying,

Thus saith the LORD,

Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed
the mouth of the LORD,
and hast not kept the commandment
which the LORD thy GOD commanded thee,

{ heart }   [1K] 13v22

But camest back,
and hast eaten bread, and drunk water,
in the place, of which the LORD did say to thee,

 ‘Eat no bread, and drink no water; ’ 

Thy carcass
shall not come unto the sepulcher of thy fathers.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v23

And it came to pass
after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk,
that he saddled for him the ass,
to wit, for the prophet, whom he had brought back.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v24

And when he was gone,
a lion met him by the way, and slew him;
and his carcass was cast in the way,
and the ass stood by it,
the lion also stood by the carcass.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v25

And behold, men passed by, and saw

The carcass cast in the way,
and the lion standing by the carcass:


And they came and told it in the city
where the old prophet dwelt.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v26

And when the prophet
that brought him back from the way
heard thereof, he said,

It is the man of GOD,
who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD:
therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion,
which hath torn him, and slain him,
according to the word of the LORD,
which he spake unto him.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v27

And he spake to his sons,
saying,

Saddle me the ass.

And they saddled the ass.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v28

And he went and found his carcass cast in the way,
and the ass and the lion standing by the carcass:
the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the ass.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v29

And the prophet took up the carcass of the man of GOD,
and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back:
and the old prophet came to the city,
to mourn, and to bury him.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v30

And he laid his carcass in his own grave,
and they mourned over him,
saying,

Alas my brother.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v31

And it came to pass after he had buried him,
that he spake to his sons,
saying,

When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulcher
wherein the man of GOD is buried,
lay my bones beside his bones.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v32

For 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.

¶ 1 Kings 13 v33-34

{ heart }   [1K] 13v33

After this thing
Jeroboam returned not from his evil way,
but made again of the lowest of the people
priests of the high places:
whosoever would, he consecrated him,
and he became one of the priests of the high places.

{ heart }   [1K] 13v34

And this thing became sin
unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off,
and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.

» 1 Kings 14

¶ 1 Kings 14 v1-18

{ heart }   [1K] 14v1

At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v2

And Jeroboam said to his wife,

Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself,
that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam:
and get thee to Shiloh:
Behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me

 ‘That I should be king over this people’.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v3

And take with thee ten loaves, and cakes,
and a cruse of honey, and go to him:
he shall tell thee

 ‘What shall become of the child’.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v4

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v5

And the LORD said unto Ahijah,

Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh
to ask a thing of thee for her son, for he is sick:
thus and thus shalt thou say unto her:
for it shall be when she cometh in,
that she shall feign herself to be another woman.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v6

And it was so,
when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet,
as she came in at the door, that he said,

Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam,
why feignest thou thyself to be another?
for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v7

Go, tell Jeroboam,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel’,


Forasmuch as I exalted thee
from among the people,
and made thee prince over MY people Israel,

{ heart }   [1K] 14v8

And rent the kingdom away
from the house of David, and gave it thee:
and yet thou hast not been as MY servant David,
who kept MY commandments,
and who followed ME with all his heart,
to do that only which was right in MINE eyes,

{ heart }   [1K] 14v9

But hast done evil above all that were before thee:
for thou hast gone and made thee other gods,
and molten images, to provoke ME to anger,
and hast cast ME behind thy back:

{ heart }   [1K] 14v10

Therefore behold,
I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam,
and will cut off from Jeroboam
him that pisseth against the wall,
and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
and will take away the remnant
of the house of Jeroboam,
as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v11

Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city
shall the dogs eat:
and him that dieth in the field
shall the fowls of the air eat:
for the LORD hath spoken it.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v12

Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house:
and when thy feet enter into the city,
the child shall die.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v13

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v14

Moreover, the LORD shall raise HIM up
a king over Israel,
who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day:
but what? even now.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v15

For the LORD shall smite 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v16

And HE shall give Israel up
because of the sins of Jeroboam,
who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v17

And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed,
and came to Tirzah:
and when she came to the threshold of the door,
the child died.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v18

And they buried him, and all Israel mourned for him,
according to the word of the LORD, which HE spake
by the hand of HIS servant Ahijah the prophet.

¶ 1 Kings 14 v19-20

{ heart }   [1K] 14v19

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v20

And the days which Jeroboam reigned
were two and twenty years:
and he slept with his fathers,
and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 1 Kings 14 v21-24

{ heart }   [1K] 14v21

And Rehoboam the son of Solomon,
reigned in Judah:
Rehoboam was forty and one years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem,
the city which the LORD did choose
out of all the tribes of Israel,
to put HIS NAME there:
and his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v22

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v23

For they also built them high places,
and images, and groves,
on every high hill, and under every green tree.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v24

And 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.

¶ 1 Kings 14 v25-28

{ heart }   [1K] 14v25

And it came to pass
in the fifth year of king Rehoboam,
that Shishak king of Egypt,
came up against Jerusalem:

{ heart }   [1K] 14v26

And he took away the treasures
of the house of the LORD,
and the treasures of the king's house,
he even took away all:
and he took away all the shields of gold
which Solomon had made.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v27

And king Rehoboam made in their stead
brasen shields,
and committed them unto the hands
of the chief of the guard,
which kept the door of the king's house.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v28

And it was so,
when the king went into the house of the LORD,
that the guard bare them,
and brought them back into the guard chamber.

¶ 1 Kings 14 v29-31

{ heart }   [1K] 14v29

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 14v30

And there was war
between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

{ heart }   [1K] 14v31

And 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 Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

» 1 Kings 15

¶ 1 Kings 15 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 15v1

Now in the eighteenth year
of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
reigned Abijah over Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v2

Three years reigned he in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Maachah,
the daughter of Abishalom.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v3

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v4

Nevertheless, for David's sake
did the LORD his GOD give him a lamp in Jerusalem,
to set up his son after him,
and to establish Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [1K] 15v5

Because 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v6

And there was war
between Rehoboam and Jeroboam
all the days of his life.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v7-8

{ heart }   [1K] 15v7

Now the rest of the acts of Abijah,
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 Abijah and Jeroboam.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v8

And Abijah slept with his fathers,
and they buried him in the city of David:
and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v9-15

{ heart }   [1K] 15v9

And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel,
reigned Asa over Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v10

And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Maachah,
the daughter of Abishalom.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v11

And Asa did that which was right
in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v12

And he took away the Sodomites out of the land,
and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v13

And 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 burnt it by the brook Kidron.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v14

But the high places were not removed:
nevertheless, Asa
his heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v15

And he brought in the things
which his father had dedicated,
and the things which himself had dedicated,
into the house of the LORD,
silver, and gold, and vessels.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v16-22

{ heart }   [1K] 15v16

And there was war
between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v17

And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah,
and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any
to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v18

Then 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 Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon,
the son of Hezion king of Syria,
that dwelt at Damascus,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 15v19

There is a league between me and thee,
and between my father and thy father:
behold, I have sent unto thee a present
of silver and gold;
come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel,
that he may depart from me.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v20

So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa,
and sent the captains of the hosts
which he had against the cities of Israel,
and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maachah,
and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v21

And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof,
that he ceased building Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v22

Then king Asa made a proclamation
throughout all Judah, (none was exempted:)
and they took away the stones of Ramah,
and the timber thereof,
wherewith Baasha had builded,
and king Asa built with them
Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v23-24

{ heart }   [1K] 15v23

The 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?
Nevertheless, in the time of his old age,
he was diseased in his feet.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v24

And 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 stead.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v25-30

{ heart }   [1K] 15v25

And Nadab the son of Jeroboam,
began to reign over Israel
in the second year of Asa king of Judah,
and reigned over Israel two years.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v26

And he did evil in the sight of the LORD,
and walked in the way of his father,
and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v27

And Baasha the son of Ahijah,
of the house of Issachar, conspired against him,
and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon,
which belonged to the Philistines,
(for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon,)

{ heart }   [1K] 15v28

Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah,
did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v29

And it came to pass when he reigned,

That he smote all the house of Jeroboam,
he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed,
until he had destroyed him,


According unto the saying of the LORD,
which HE spake
by HIS servant Ahijah the Shilonite,

{ heart }   [1K] 15v30

Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned,
and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation
wherewith he provoked the LORD GOD of Israel
to anger.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v31-32

{ heart }   [1K] 15v31

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 15v32

And there was war
between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

¶ 1 Kings 15 v33-34

{ heart }   [1K] 15v33

In the third year of Asa king of Judah,
began Baasha the son of Ahijah,
to reign over all Israel in Tirzah,
twenty and four years.

{ heart }   [1K] 15v34

And he did evil in the sight of the LORD,
and walked in the way of Jeroboam,
and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

» 1 Kings 16

¶ 1 Kings 16 v1-4

{ heart }   [1K] 16v1

Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu
the son of Hanani, against Baasha,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 16v2

Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust,
and made thee prince over MY people Israel,
and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam,
and hast made MY people Israel to sin,
to provoke ME to anger with their sins:

{ heart }   [1K] 16v3

Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha,
and the posterity of his house:
and will make thy house
like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v4

Him that dieth of Baasha in the city
shall the dogs eat:
and him that dieth of his in the fields,
shall the fowls of the air eat.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v5-6

{ heart }   [1K] 16v5

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 16v6

So Baasha slept with his fathers,
and was buried in Tirzah,
and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v7

{ heart }   [1K] 16v7

And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu
the son of Hanani,
came the word of the LORD against Baasha,
and against his house,
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.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v8-13

{ heart }   [1K] 16v8

In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah,
began Elah the son of Baasha,
to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v9

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v10

And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him,
in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah,
and reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v11

And it came to pass when he began to reign,
as soon as he sat on his throne,

That he slew all the house of Baasha:
he left him not one that pisseth against a wall,
neither of his kinsfolk, nor of his friends.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v12

Thus did Zimri

Destroy all the house of Baasha,

According to the word of the LORD,
which HE spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,

{ heart }   [1K] 16v13

For 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.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v14

{ heart }   [1K] 16v14

Now 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?

¶ 1 Kings 16 v15-19

{ heart }   [1K] 16v15

In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah,
did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah:
and the people were encamped against Gibbethon,
which belonged to the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v16

And the people that were encamped
heard say,

Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king:

Wherefore all Israel made Omri,
the captain of the host,
king over Israel that day, in the camp.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v17

And Omri went up from Gibbethon,
and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v18

And it came to pass when Zimri saw
that the city was taken,
that he went into the palace of the king's house,
and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died,

{ heart }   [1K] 16v19

For 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.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v20

{ heart }   [1K] 16v20

Now the rest of the acts of Zimri,
and his treason that he wrought,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

¶ 1 Kings 16 v21-22

{ heart }   [1K] 16v21

Then were the people of Israel divided
into two parts:
half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath,
to make him king: and half followed Omri.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v22

But the people that followed Omri prevailed against
the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath:
so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v23-26

{ heart }   [1K] 16v23

In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah,
began Omri to reign over Israel twelve years:
six years reigned he in Tirzah.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v24

And he bought the hill Samaria of 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v25

But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD,
and did worse than all that were before him.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v26

For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam,
the son of Nebat,
and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin,
to provoke the LORD GOD of Israel to anger
with their vanities.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v27-28

{ heart }   [1K] 16v27

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 16v28

So Omri slept with his fathers,
and was buried in Samaria,
and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v29-33

{ heart }   [1K] 16v29

And in the thirty and eighth year
of Asa king of Judah,
began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel,
and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel
in Samaria, twenty and two years.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v30

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil
in the sight of the LORD
above all that were before him.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v31

And it came to pass,
as if it had been a light thing for him
to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal
king of the Sidonians,
and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v32

And he reared up an altar for Baal
in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

{ heart }   [1K] 16v33

And 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.

¶ 1 Kings 16 v34

{ heart }   [1K] 16v34

In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho:

He laid the foundation thereof in

Abiram,

His first-born,
and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son,


Segub,
according to the word of the LORD,
which HE spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

» 1 Kings 17

¶ 1 Kings 17 v1

{ heart }   [1K] 17v1

And Elijah the Tishbite,
who was of the inhabitants of Gilead,
said unto Ahab,

As the LORD GOD of Israel liveth,
before WHOM I stand,
there shall not be dew nor rain these years,
but according to my word.

¶ 1 Kings 17 v2-6

{ heart }   [1K] 17v2

And the word of the LORD came unto him,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 17v3

Get thee from hence, and turn thee eastward,
and hide thyself by the brook Cherith,
which is before the Jordan.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v4

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook,
and I have commanded the ravens
to feed thee there.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v5

So he went and did according unto the word
of the LORD:
for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith,
which is before the Jordan.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v6

And the Ravens brought him
bread and flesh in the morning,
and bread and flesh in the evening:
and he drank of the brook.

¶ 1 Kings 17 v7-16

{ heart }   [1K] 17v7

And it came to pass after a while,
that the brook dried up,
because there had been no rain in the land.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v8

And the word of the LORD came unto him,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 17v9

Arise, get thee to Zarephath,
which belongeth to Sidon, and dwell there:
behold, I have commanded a widow woman there
to sustain thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v10

So he arose, and went to Zarephath:
and when he came to the gate of the city,
behold, the widow woman was there
gathering of sticks: and he called to her,
and said,

Fetch me, I pray thee,
a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v11

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her,
and said,

Bring me, I pray thee,
a morsel of bread in thine hand.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v12

And she said,

As the LORD thy GOD liveth,
I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel,
and a little oil in a cruse:
and behold, I am gathering two sticks,
that I may go in, and dress it for me and my son,
that we may eat it, and die.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v13

And Elijah said unto her,

Fear not: go, and do as thou hast said:
but make me thereof a little cake first,
and bring it unto me,
and after make for thee, and for thy son.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v14

For thus saith 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 sendeth rain upon the earth.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v15

And she went and did according to the saying
of Elijah:
and she, and he, and her house did eat many days.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v16

And the barrel of meal wasted not,
neither did the cruse of oil fail,


According to the word of the LORD,
which HE spake by Elijah.

¶ 1 Kings 17 v17-24

{ heart }   [1K] 17v17

And it came to pass after these things,
that 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v18

And she said unto Elijah,

What have I to do with thee? O thou man of GOD!
Art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance,
and to slay my son?

{ heart }   [1K] 17v19

And he said unto her,

Give me thy son.

And he took him out of her bosom,
and carried him up into a loft, where he abode,
and laid him upon his own bed.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v20

And he cried unto the LORD,
and said,

O LORD my GOD,
hast THOU also brought evil upon the widow
with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?

{ heart }   [1K] 17v21

And he stretched himself upon the child three times,
and cried unto the LORD,
and said,

O LORD my GOD, I pray THEE,
let this child's soul come into him again.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v22

And the LORD heard

The voice of Elijah,

And the soul of the child came into him again,
and he revived.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v23

And Elijah took the child,
and brought him down out of the chamber
into the house, and delivered him unto his mother:
and Elijah said,

See, thy son liveth.

{ heart }   [1K] 17v24

And the woman said to Elijah,

Now by this I know,

 ‘That thou art a man of GOD,
and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth’.

» 1 Kings 18

¶ 1 Kings 18 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 18v1

And it came to pass after many days,
that the word of the LORD came to Elijah
in the third year,
saying,

Go, show thyself unto Ahab,
and I will send rain upon the earth.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v2

And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab,
and there was a sore famine in Samaria.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v3

And Ahab called

Obadiah,

Which was the governor of his house:
(now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

{ heart }   [1K] 18v4

For it was so,
when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD,
that Obadiah took an hundred prophets,
and hid them by fifty in a cave,
and fed them with bread and water.)

{ heart }   [1K] 18v5

And Ahab said unto Obadiah,

Go into the land,
unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks:
peradventure we may find grass
to save the horses and mules alive,
that we lose not all the beasts.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v6

So they divided the land between them
to pass throughout it:
Ahab went one way by himself,
and Obadiah went another way by himself.

¶ 1 Kings 18 v7-15

{ heart }   [1K] 18v7

And as Obadiah was in the way,
behold, Elijah met him:
and he knew him, and fell on his face,
and said,

Art thou that my lord Elijah?

{ heart }   [1K] 18v8

And he answered him,

I am: go, tell thy lord,

 ‘Behold, Elijah is here’.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v9

And he said,

What have I sinned,
that thou wouldest deliver thy servant
into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

{ heart }   [1K] 18v10

As the LORD thy GOD liveth,
there is no nation or kingdom,
where my lord hath not sent to seek thee:
and when they said,

 ‘He is not there’, 

He took an oath of the kingdom and nation,
that they found thee not.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v11

And now thou sayest,

 ‘Go, tell thy lord,

Behold, Elijah is here’.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v12

And it shall come to pass,
as soon as I am gone from thee,
that the SPIRIT of the LORD
shall carry thee where I know not;
and so when I come and tell Ahab,
and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me:
but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v13

Was it not told my lord

 ‘What I did
when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD,
how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets
by fifty in a cave,
and fed them with bread and water’?

{ heart }   [1K] 18v14

And now thou sayest,

 ‘Go, tell thy lord,

Behold, Elijah is here’: 

And he shall slay me.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v15

And Elijah said,

As the LORD of hosts liveth, before WHOM I stand,
I will surely show myself unto him today.

¶ 1 Kings 18 v16-19

{ heart }   [1K] 18v16

So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him:
and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v17

And it came to pass when Ahab saw Elijah,
that Ahab said unto him,

Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

{ heart }   [1K] 18v18

And he answered,

I have not troubled Israel,
but thou and thy father's house,
in that ye have forsaken
the commandments of the LORD,
and thou hast followed Baalim.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v19

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel
unto Mount Carmel,
and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty,
and the prophets of the groves four hundred,
which eat at Jezebel's table.

¶ 1 Kings 18 v20-29

{ heart }   [1K] 18v20

So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel,
and gathered the prophets together
unto Mount Carmel.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v21

And Elijah came unto all the people,
and said,

How long halt ye between two opinions?
If the LORD be GOD, follow HIM:
but if Baal, then follow him:


And the people answered him not a word.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v22

Then said Elijah unto the people,

I, even I only remain a prophet of the LORD:
but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v23

Let 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:
and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood,
and put no fire under.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v24

And call ye

 ‘On the name of your gods’, 

And I will call

 ‘On the NAME of the LORD’, 

And the GOD THAT answereth by fire,
let HIM be GOD.


And all the people answered
and said,

It is well spoken.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v25

And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal,

Choose you one bullock for yourselves,
and dress it first, for ye are many:
And call

 ‘On the name of your gods’, 

But put no fire under.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v26

And they took the bullock which was given them,
and they prepared 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 leapt upon the altar which was made.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v27

And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them,
and said,

Cry aloud:
for he is a god, either he is talking,
or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey,
or peradventure he sleepeth,
and must be awakened.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v28

And they cried aloud,
and cut themselves after their manner
with knives, and lances,
till the blood gushed out upon them.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v29

And it came to pass when midday was past,
and they prophesied
until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice;
that there was neither voice, nor any to answer,
nor any that regarded.

¶ 1 Kings 18 v30-40

{ heart }   [1K] 18v30

And Elijah said unto all the people,

Come near unto me.

And all the people came near unto him.
And he repaired the altar of the LORD
that was broken down.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v31

And Elijah took twelve stones,
according to the number of the tribes
of the sons of Jacob,
unto whom the word of the LORD came,
saying,

Israel shall be thy name.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v32

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v33

And he put the wood in order,
and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it on the wood,
and said,

Fill four barrels with water,
and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v34

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v35

And the water ran round about the altar,
and he filled the trench also with water.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v36

And it came to pass
at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice,
that Elijah the prophet came near,
and said,

LORD GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel,
Let it be known this day

 ‘That THOU art GOD in Israel’, 

And that I am THY servant,
and that I have done all these things at THY word.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v37

Hear me, O LORD, hear me,
that this people may know

 ‘That THOU art the LORD GOD’, 

And that THOU hast turned their heart back again.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v38

Then 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v39

And when all the people saw it,
they fell on their faces: and they said,

The LORD, HE is the GOD,
the LORD, HE is the GOD.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v40

And Elijah said unto them,

Take the prophets of Baal,
let not one of them escape:


And they took them,
and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon,
and slew them there.

¶ 1 Kings 18 v41-46

{ heart }   [1K] 18v41

And Elijah said unto Ahab,

Get thee up, eat and drink,
for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v42

So Ahab went up to eat and to drink,
and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel,
and he cast himself down upon the earth,
and put his face between his knees,

{ heart }   [1K] 18v43

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v44

And it came to pass at the seventh time,
that he said,

Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea,
like a man's hand.


And he said,

Go up, say unto Ahab,

 ‘Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down,
that the rain stop thee not’.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v45

And it came to pass in the mean while,
that the heaven was black with clouds and wind,
and there was a great rain:
and Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.

{ heart }   [1K] 18v46

And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah;
and he girded up his loins,
and ran before Ahab, to the entrance of Jezreel.

» 1 Kings 19

¶ 1 Kings 19 v1-8

{ heart }   [1K] 19v1

And Ahab told Jezebel

All that Elijah had done,
and how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v2

Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah,
saying,

So let the gods do to me, and more also,
if I make not thy life as the life of one of them
by tomorrow about this time.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v3

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life,
and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah,
and left his servant there.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v4

But 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 not better than my fathers.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v5

And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree,
behold, an Angel touched him,
and said unto him,

Arise and eat.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v6

And he looked,
and behold, there was a cake baked on the coals,
and a cruse of water at his head:
and he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v7

And 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 thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v8

And he arose, and did eat and drink,
and went in the strength of that meat
forty days and forty nights
unto Horeb the mount of GOD.

¶ 1 Kings 19 v9-18

{ heart }   [1K] 19v9

And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there,
and behold, the WORD of the LORD came to him,
and HE said unto him,

What doest thou here, Elijah?

{ heart }   [1K] 19v10

And he said,

I have been very jealous for the LORD
GOD of hosts:
for the children of Israel have forsaken
THY covenant, thrown down THINE altars,
and slain THY prophets with the sword:
and I, even I only am left,
and they seek my life, to take it away.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v11

And HE said,

Go forth, and stand upon the mount
before the LORD.


And behold, the LORD passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent the mountains,
and broke in pieces the rocks, 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v12

And after the earthquake, a fire,
but the LORD was not in the fire,
and after the fire, a still small voice.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v13

And it was so, when Elijah heard IT,
that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out,
and stood in the entering in of the cave:
and behold, there came a VOICE unto him,
and said,

What doest thou here, Elijah?

{ heart }   [1K] 19v14

And he said,

I have been very jealous for the LORD
GOD of hosts,
because the children of Israel have forsaken
THY covenant, thrown down THINE altars,
and slain THY prophets with the sword,
and I, even I only am left,
and they seek my life, to take it away.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v15

And the LORD said unto him,

Go, return on thy way
to the wilderness of Damascus:
and when thou comest,
anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v16

And Jehu the son of Nimshi,
shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel:
and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah,
shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v17

And it shall come to pass,
that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael
shall Jehu slay:
and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu,
shall Elisha slay.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v18

Yet I have left ME seven thousand in Israel,
all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal,
and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

¶ 1 Kings 19 v19-21

{ heart }   [1K] 19v19

So he departed from thence
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 upon him.

{ heart }   [1K] 19v20

And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah,
and said,

Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother,
and then I will follow thee:


And he said unto him,

Go back again; for what have I done to thee?

{ heart }   [1K] 19v21

And he returned back from him,
and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them,
and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen,
and gave unto the people, and they did eat:
then he arose, and went after Elijah,
and ministered unto him.

» 1 Kings 20

¶ 1 Kings 20 v1-6

{ heart }   [1K] 20v1

And Ben-hadad the king of Syria,
gathered all his host together,
and there were thirty and two kings with him,
and horses, and chariots:
and he went up and besieged Samaria,
and warred against it.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v2

And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel,
into the city, and said unto him,

Thus saith Ben-hadad,

{ heart }   [1K] 20v3

Thy silver and thy gold is mine,
thy wives also, and thy children,
even the goodliest, are mine.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v4

And the king of Israel answered
and said,

My lord O king, according to thy saying,
I am thine, and all that I have.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v5

And the messengers came again,
and said,

Thus speaketh Ben-hadad,
saying,

 ‘Although I have sent unto thee, saying,

Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold,
and thy wives, and thy children’:

{ heart }   [1K] 20v6

Yet I will send my servants unto thee tomorrow
about this time,
and they shall search thine house,
and the houses of thy servants;
and it shall be,
that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes,
they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v7-12

{ heart }   [1K] 20v7

Then the king of Israel called

All the elders of the land,

And said,

Mark, I pray you,
and see how this man seeketh mischief:
for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children,
and for my silver, and for my gold,
and I denied him not.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v8

And all the elders and all the people said unto him;

Hearken not unto him, nor consent.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v9

Wherefore he said
unto the messengers of Ben-hadad,

Tell my lord the king,

 ‘All that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first
I will do: but this thing I may not do’.


And the messengers departed,
and brought him word again.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v10

And Ben-hadad sent unto him,
and said,

The gods do so unto me and more also,
if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls
for all the people that follow me.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v11

And the king of Israel answered
and said,

Tell him,

 ‘Let not him that girdeth on his harness
boast himself as he that putteth it off’.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v12

And it came to pass,
when Ben-hadad heard this message,
as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions,
that he said unto his servants,

Set yourselves in array.

And they set themselves in array against the city.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v13-21

{ heart }   [1K] 20v13

And behold, there came a prophet
unto Ahab king of Israel,
saying,

Thus saith the LORD,

Hast thou seen all this great multitude?
behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day,
and thou shalt know

 ‘That I AM the LORD’.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v14

And Ahab said,

By whom?

And he said,

Thus saith the LORD,

Even by the young men
of the princes of the provinces.


Then he said,

Who shall order the battle?

And he answered,

Thou.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v15

Then he numbered the young men
of the princes of the provinces,
and they were two hundred and thirty two:
and after them he numbered all the people,
even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v16

And they went out at noon:
but Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk
in the pavilions, he and the kings,
the thirty and two kings that helped him.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v17

And the young men of the princes of the provinces
went out first,
and Ben-hadad sent out, and they told him,
saying,

There are men come out of Samaria.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v18

And he said,

Whether they be come out for peace,
take them alive:
or whether they be come out for war,
take them alive.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v19

So these young men of the princes of the provinces
came out of the city,
and the army which followed them:

{ heart }   [1K] 20v20

And they slew every one his man:
and the Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them:
and Ben-hadad the king of Syria
escaped on an horse, with the horsemen.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v21

And the king of Israel went out,
and smote the horses and chariots,
and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v22

{ heart }   [1K] 20v22

And the prophet came to the king of Israel,
and said unto him,

Go, strengthen thyself,
and mark and see what thou doest:
for at the return of the year
the king of Syria will come up against thee.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v23-25

{ heart }   [1K] 20v23

And the servants of the king of Syria
said unto 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v24

And do this thing,
take the kings away, every man out of his place,
and put captains in their places:

{ heart }   [1K] 20v25

And number thee an army,
like the army that thou hast 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 hearkened unto their voice, and did so.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v26-29

{ heart }   [1K] 20v26

And it came to pass at the return of the year,
that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians,
and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v27

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v28

And there came a man of GOD,
and spake unto the king of Israel,
and said,

Thus saith the LORD,

Because the Syrians have said,

 ‘The LORD is GOD of the hills,
but HE is not GOD of the valleys’, 

Therefore will I deliver all this great multitude
into thine hand, and ye shall know

 ‘That I AM the LORD’.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v29

And they pitched one over against the other
seven days, and so it was,
that in the seventh day the battle was joined:
and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians
an hundred thousand footmen in one day.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v30-34

{ heart }   [1K] 20v30

But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city,
and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand
of the men that were left:
and Ben-hadad fled, and came into the city,
into an inner chamber.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v31

And his servants said unto him,

Behold now, we have heard

 ‘That the kings of the house of Israel
are merciful kings’: 

Let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins,
and ropes upon our heads,
and go out to the king of Israel;
peradventure he will save thy life.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v32

So they girded sackcloth on their loins,
and put ropes on their heads,
and came to the king of Israel,
and said,

Thy servant Ben-hadad saith,

 ‘I pray thee, let me live’.


And he said,

Is he yet alive? he is my brother.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v33

Now the men did diligently observe
whether any thing would come from him,
and did hastily catch it: and they said,

Thy brother Ben-hadad.

Then he said,

Go ye, bring him:

Then Ben-hadad came forth to him:
and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v34

And Ben-hadad said unto him,

The cities which my father took from thy father,
I will restore,
and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus,
as my father made in Samaria.


Then said Ahab,

I will send thee away with this covenant.

So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

¶ 1 Kings 20 v35-43

{ heart }   [1K] 20v35

And a certain man of the sons of the prophets
said unto his neighbor in the word of the LORD,

Smite me, I pray thee.

And the man refused to smite him.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v36

Then said he unto him,

Because thou hast not obeyed
the voice of the LORD,
behold, as soon as thou art departed from me,
a lion shall slay thee.


And as soon as he was departed from him,
a lion found him, and slew him.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v37

Then he found another man,
and said,

Smite me, I pray thee.

And the man smote him,
so that in smiting he wounded him.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v38

So the prophet departed,
and waited for the king by the way,
and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v39

And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king:
and he said,

Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle,
and behold, a man turned aside,
and brought a man unto me,
and said,

 ‘Keep this man: if by any means he be missing,
then shall thy life be for his life,
or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver’.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v40

And as thy servant was busy here and there,
he was gone.


And the king of Israel said unto him,

So shall thy judgment be, thyself hast decided it.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v41

And he hasted,
and took the ashes away from his face,
and the king of Israel discerned him

That he was of the prophets.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v42

And he said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD,

Because thou hast let go out of thy hand
a man whom I appointed to utter destruction,
therefore thy life shall go for his life,
and thy people for his people.

{ heart }   [1K] 20v43

And the king of Israel went to his house
heavy, and displeased, and came to Samaria.

» 1 Kings 21

¶ 1 Kings 21 v1-7

{ heart }   [1K] 21v1

And it came to pass after these things,
that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard,
which was in Jezreel,
hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v2

And Ahab spake unto Naboth,
saying,

Give me thy vineyard,
that I may have it for a garden of herbs,
because it is near unto my house,
and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it:
or if it seem good to thee,
I will give thee the worth of it in money.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v3

And Naboth said to Ahab,

The LORD forbid it me,
that I should give the inheritance of my fathers
unto thee.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v4

And 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 thee the inheritance of my fathers.

And he laid him down upon his bed,
and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v5

But Jezebel his wife came to him,
and said unto him,

Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

{ heart }   [1K] 21v6

And he said unto her,

Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite,
and said unto him,

 ‘Give me thy vineyard for money,
or else if it please thee,
I will give thee another vineyard for it’: 

And he answered,

 ‘I will not give thee my vineyard’.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v7

And Jezebel his wife said unto him,

Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel?
Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry:
I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

¶ 1 Kings 21 v8-16

{ heart }   [1K] 21v8

So she wrote letters in Ahab's name,
and sealed them with his seal,
and sent the letters unto the elders
and to the nobles that were in his city
dwelling with Naboth.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v9

And she wrote in the letters,
saying,

Proclaim a Fast,
and set Naboth on high among the people:

{ heart }   [1K] 21v10

And set two men, sons of Belial before him,
to bear witness against him,
saying,

Thou didst blaspheme GOD and the king:

And then carry him out, and stone him,
that he may die.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v11

And the men of his city,
even the elders and the nobles
who were the inhabitants in his city,
did as Jezebel had sent unto them,
and as it was written in the letters
which she had sent unto them.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v12

They proclaimed

A fast,

And set Naboth on high among the people.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v13

And there came in two men, 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 did blaspheme GOD and the king.

Then they carried him forth out of the city,
and stoned him with stones, so that he died.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v14

Then they sent to Jezebel,
saying,

Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v15

And it came to pass when Jezebel heard

That Naboth was stoned and was dead,

That Jezebel said to Ahab,

Arise, take possession of the vineyard
of Naboth the Jezreelite,
which he refused to give thee for money:
for Naboth is not alive, but dead.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v16

And it came to pass when Ahab heard

That Naboth was dead,

That Ahab rose up
to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
to take possession of it.

¶ 1 Kings 21 v17-24

{ heart }   [1K] 21v17

And the word of the LORD
came to Elijah the Tishbite,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 21v18

Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel,
which is in Samaria:
behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth,
where he is gone down to possess it.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v19

And thou shalt speak unto him,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Hast thou killed, and also taken possession?’ 

And thou shalt speak unto him,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth
shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine’.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v20

And Ahab said to Elijah,

Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?

And he answered,

I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself
to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v21

Behold, I will bring evil upon thee,
and will take away thy posterity,
and will cut off from Ahab
him that pisseth against the wall,
and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

{ heart }   [1K] 21v22

And will make thine house
like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah,
for the provocation
wherewith thou hast provoked ME to anger,
and made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v23

And of Jezebel also spake the LORD,
saying,


The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v24

Him that dieth of Ahab in the city
the dogs shall eat;
and him that dieth in the field
shall the fowls of the air eat.

¶ 1 Kings 21 v25-26

{ heart }   [1K] 21v25

But there was none like unto Ahab,
which did sell himself
to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD,
whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v26

And he did very abominably in following idols,
according to all things as did the Amorites,
whom the LORD cast out
before the children of Israel.

¶ 1 Kings 21 v27-29

{ heart }   [1K] 21v27

And it came to pass when Ahab heard those words,
that he rent his clothes,
and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted,
and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

{ heart }   [1K] 21v28

And the word of the LORD
came to Elijah the Tishbite,
saying,

{ heart }   [1K] 21v29

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself
before ME?
because he humbleth himself before ME,
I will not bring the evil in his days:
but in his son's days
will I bring the evil upon his house.

» 1 Kings 22

¶ 1 Kings 22 v1-4

{ heart }   [1K] 22v1

And they continued three years without war
between Syria and Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v2

And it came to pass in the third year,
that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah,
came down to the king of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v3

(And the king of Israel said unto his servants,

Know ye

 ‘That Ramoth in Gilead is ours’, 

And we are still,
and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?)

{ heart }   [1K] 22v4

And he said unto Jehoshaphat,

Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramoth-gilead?

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel,

I am as thou art,
my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v5-9

{ heart }   [1K] 22v5

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel,

Enquire, I pray thee,
at the word of the LORD today.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v6

Then the king of Israel
gathered the prophets together
about four hundred men,
and said unto them,

Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle,
or shall I forbear?


And they said,

Go up, for the LORD shall deliver it
into the hand of the king.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v7

And Jehoshaphat said,

Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides,
that we might enquire of him?

{ heart }   [1K] 22v8

And the king of Israel said unto 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 doth not prophesy good concerning me,
but evil.


And Jehoshaphat said,

Let not the king say so.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v9

Then the king of Israel called

An officer,

And said,

Hasten to bring here Micaiah the son of Imlah.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v10-12

{ heart }   [1K] 22v10

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v11

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah,
made him horns of iron: and he said,

Thus saith the LORD,

 ‘With these shalt thou push the Syrians,
until thou have consumed them’.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v12

And all the prophets prophesied so,
saying,

Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper:
for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v13-18

{ heart }   [1K] 22v13

And the messenger that was gone to call

Micaiah

Spake unto him, saying,

Behold now, the words of the prophets
declare good unto the king with one mouth:
let thy word, I pray thee,
be like the word of one of them,
and speak that which is good.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v14

And Micaiah said,

As the LORD liveth,
what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v15

So he came to the king,
and the king said unto him,

Micaiah,
shall we go against Ramoth-gilead 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v16

And the king said unto him,

How many times shall I adjure thee

 ‘That thou tell me nothing
but that which is true in the NAME of the LORD’?

{ heart }   [1K] 22v17

And he said,

I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills,
as sheep that have not a shepherd.
And the LORD said,


These have no master,
let them return every man to his house in peace.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v18

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat,

Did I not tell thee

 ‘That he would prophesy no good concerning me,
but evil’?

¶ 1 Kings 22 v19-23

{ heart }   [1K] 22v19

And he said,

Hear thou 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v20

And the LORD said,

 ‘Who shall persuade Ahab,
that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ 

And one said on this manner,
and another said on that manner.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v21

And there came forth a spirit,
and stood before the LORD,
and said,

 ‘I will persuade him’.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v22

And the LORD said unto him,

 ‘Wherewith?’ 

And he said,

 ‘I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit
in the mouth of all his prophets.’ 

And HE said,

 ‘Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also:
Go forth, and do so’.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v23

Now therefore behold,
the LORD hath put a lying spirit
in the mouth of all these thy prophets,
and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v24-28

{ heart }   [1K] 22v24

But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah,
went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek,
and said,

Which way went the SPIRIT of the LORD from me
to speak unto thee?

{ heart }   [1K] 22v25

And Micaiah said,

Behold, thou shalt see in that day,
when thou shalt go into an inner chamber,
to hide thyself.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v26

And the king of Israel said,

Take Micaiah, and carry him back
unto Amon the governor of the city,
and to Joash the king's son:

{ heart }   [1K] 22v27

And say,

 ‘Thus saith the king,
Put this fellow in the prison,
and feed him with bread of affliction,
and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v28

And Micaiah said,

If thou return at all in peace,
the LORD hath not spoken by me.


And he said,

Hearken, O people, every one of you.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v29-33

{ heart }   [1K] 22v29

So the king of Israel
and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah,
went up to Ramoth-gilead.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v30

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat,

I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle,
but put thou on thy robes.


And the king of Israel disguised himself,
and went into the battle.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v31

But the king of Syria commanded
his thirty and two captains
that had rule over his chariots,
saying,

Fight neither with small nor great,
save only with the king of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v32

And it came to pass,
when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat,
that they said,

Surely it is the king of Israel.

And they turned aside to fight against him,
and Jehoshaphat cried out.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v33

And it came to pass,
when the captains of the chariots perceived

That it was not the king of Israel,

That they turned back from pursuing him.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v34-38

{ heart }   [1K] 22v34

And a certain man drew a bow at a venture,
and smote the king of Israel
between the joints of the harness:
wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot,

Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host,
for I am wounded.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v35

And 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v36

And there went a proclamation throughout the host
about the going down of the sun,
saying,

Every man to his city,
and every man to his own country.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v37

So the king died, and was brought to Samaria,
and they buried the king in Samaria.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v38

And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria,

And the dogs licked up his blood,

And they washed his armor,
according unto the word of the LORD
which HE spake.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v39-40

{ heart }   [1K] 22v39

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 22v40

So Ahab slept with his fathers,
and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v41-44

{ heart }   [1K] 22v41

And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa,
began to reign over Judah
in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v42

Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Azubah,
the daughter of Shilhi.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v43

And 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:
nevertheless, the high places were not taken away:
for the people offered and burnt incense
yet in the high places.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v44

And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v45-50

{ heart }   [1K] 22v45

Now 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?

{ heart }   [1K] 22v46

And the remnant of the Sodomites,
which remained in the days of his father Asa,
he took out of the land.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v47

There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v48

Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshish
to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not,
for the ships were broken at Ezion-geber.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v49

Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab
unto Jehoshaphat,

Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships:

But Jehoshaphat would not.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v50

And 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 stead.

¶ 1 Kings 22 v51-53

{ heart }   [1K] 22v51

Ahaziah 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.

{ heart }   [1K] 22v52

And 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;

{ heart }   [1K] 22v53

For he served Baal, and worshipped him,
and provoked to anger the LORD GOD of Israel,
according to all that his father had done.