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Solomon's wisdom and magnificence. 1. KINGS.

His wives and concubines the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. (more-trecs that are in the vale, for abundance.

6 And she said to the king, li was a true report 28 9 And Solomon had horses brought out of that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and or Egypt, and linen yarn : the king's merchants rethy wisdom.

ceived the linen yarn at a price. 7 Ilowbeit, I believed not the words, until ! 29 And a charioi came up and went out of Egypt came, and mine eyes had seen it: and behold, for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for the half was not told me: thy wisdom and pros- a hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of perity exceedeth the fame which I heard. the Hiuites, and for the kings of Syria, did they 8 Happy are thy mnen, happy are these thy ser- bring them out by their mearis. vants, which stand continually before thee, and

CUAP. XI. that hear thy wisdoin.

Solomon scduced to idolatry.

Blumenkingebote with loved many strane na In thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because men, together the daughter of Pharaoh, the LORD loved Israel for ever, urerefore made women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, he thee king, to do judgment and justice. Zidonians, and Hitites;

10 And she gave the king a hundred and twen-| 2 of the nations concerning which the LORD sail ty talents or gold, and of spices very great store, unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to and precious stones: there came no more such thiem, neither shall they come in unto you: for abundance of spices as these which the queen surely they will turn away your heart after their of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

gods : Solomon clave unto these in love. 11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, gold from Opliir, brought in from Ophir great and three hundred concubines: and his wives plenty of alug-trees, and precious stones. turned away his heart. 12 And the king inade of the almug-trees pillars 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, forthc house ofthe LORD, and for the king's house, that his wives turned away his heart after other harps also and psalteries for singers: there cane gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD no such alming-irees, nor were seen unto this day. his God, as was the heart of David his father. 13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of 5 For Solomon went after Aslitoreth the god. Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, be- dess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abo• sides that which Solonion gave her of his royal mination of the Animonites. bounty. So she turned and went to her own 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, country, she and her servants.

and went not fully after the Lorn, as did David 14 ! Now the weight of gold that came to So-his father. lomon in one year was six hundred threescore 7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Che. and six talents of gold,

mosh, the abonsination of Moab, in the hill that 15 Besides that he had of the merchantnien, and is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomiof the traffick of the spice-merchants, and of all nation of the children of Aminon. the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the And likewise did he for all his strange wives, country.

which burnt incenseand sacrificed untotheirgods. 16 11 And king Solomon made two hundred 9 11 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, be: targets of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of calise his heart was turned from the LORD Goul gold went to one target.

of Israel, which had appeared unto him iwice, 17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten 10 And had commanded him concerning this gold; three pounds of gold went to one shield: thing, that we should not go after other gods: but ant ihe king put them in the house of the forest le kept not that which the LORD conimanded. of Lebanon.

Il Wherefore the LORD said unto Solonien, For18 91 Moreover, the king made a great throne asmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. kept my covenant and my statutes which I have

19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom throne was round behind : and there were stays from thee, and will give it to thy servant. on either side on the place of the seat, and two 12 Notwithstanding, in thy days I will not do it hons stood beside the stays.

for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it 20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side out of the hand of thy son. and on the other upon the six steps: there was 13 Howbeit, I will not rend away all the kingnot the like made in any kingdom.

dom; but will give one tribe to thy son, for Da21 | And all king Soloinon's drinking vessels vid my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of which I have chosen. the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none 14 1 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the the days of Sulomon.

king's seed in Edom. 22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish 15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, with the navy of Hiram: once in three years and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and bury the slain, after he had smilien every male silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

in Edom; 23-So king Solonion exceeded all the kings of 16 (For six months did Joab remain there with the earth for riches and for wisdom.

all Israel, until he had cutoffevery male in Edom:) 24 | And all the earth sought to Solomon, to 17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edoinites hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. of his father's servants with him, to go into 25 And they brought every man his present, Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child. vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and gar- 18 And they arose out of Midian, and came 10 ments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, Paran: and they took men with them out of a rate year by year.

Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharani 26 11 And Solomon gathered together chariots, king of Egypt; which gave hiin a house, and and horsemen: and lie had a thousand and four appointed him victuals, and gave luim land. hundred chariots, and twelve thousand herse-9 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of nien, whom he bestowed in the cities for cha- Pharaoh, so that he gave hini to wise the sister of riots, and with the king at Jerusalem.

his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 27 And the king made silver to be in Jerisalem 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genuas stones, and cedars made he to be as the syca-Ibath his son, whom Talipenes weaned in Pha:

Ahijah s prophecy of Jeroboam.

CHAP. XII.

Death of Sulomon rach's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's| 41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and household among the sons of Pharaoh. all that he did, and his wisdom, are they 194

21 And when Hadad hicard in Egypt that David written in the book of the acts of Solomon ? slept with his satliers, and that Joab the captain 42 And die time that Solomon reigned in Jeru of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoli, Lel saleın over all Israel was forty years. nie depart, that I may go to mine own country. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and

22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast was buried in the city of David his father and thou lacked with jue, that, behold, thou seekest Rehoboain his son reigned in his stead. to go to thine own country ? And he answered,

CHAP. XII. Nothing: howbeit, let me go in any wise.

Rehoboam succeedeth Solomon. Rezon the son of Eliadah, which lica Tremary AND

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were come to Shechem to make him king. lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboamu the sou 24 And be gathered inen unto him, and became of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, captain over a band, when David slew them of|(for he was fled from the presence of king Sulo Zubah : and they went to Damascus, and dwellinon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) therein, and reigned in Damascus.

3 That they sent and called him. And Jerobu. 25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days am and all the congregation of Israel came, and or Solomon, besides the mischief that lladad did: spake unto Rehoboam, saying, and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria. 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now

26 11 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephra- therefore make thou the grievous service of thy thite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mo- father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon ther's naine was Zeruah, a widow woman, even us, lighter, and we will serve thee. he lined up his hand against the king.

5 Aud he said unto them, Depart yet for three 27 And this wasthecause that helified uphishand days, then come again to me. And the people against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repair- departed. ed the breaches of the city of David his father. 611 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old

28 And the nian Jomboam was a mighty man men that stood before Solomnou his father while of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man he yet lived, and said, low do ye advise that I that lie was industrious, he made him ruler over may answer this people ? all the charge of the house of Joseph.

7 And they spake unto him, saying, Is thou wilt he 29 And it caine to pass at that time when Jero- a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve boiun went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet them, and answer them, and speak good words Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. he liad clad himself with a new garment; and| 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, they two were alone in the field :

which they had given him, and consulted with 30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that the young men that were grown up with hini, was on hiin, and rent it in twelve pieces : and which stood before him:

31 And he said to Jeroboum, Take thee ten 9 And he said unto them, What counsel give pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Is- ye that we may answer this people, who have rael, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee: father did put upon us lighter ?

32 (But he shall have one tribe for iny servant. 10 And the young men that were grown up with David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:) speak unto this people that spake unto thee, say

33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have ing, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but niake worshipped Ashtoretli the goddess of the Zido-thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto nians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and then, My little finger shall be thicker than my Milcoi the god of the children of Ammon, and father's loins. have not walked in my ways, to do that which 11 And now whereas my father did lade you is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke : my and my judgments, as did David his father. father hath chastised you with whips, but I will

34 Hlowbeit, I will not take the whole kingdom chastise you with scorpions. out of his hand: but I will make him prince all 12 So Jeroboam and all the people caine to the days of his life for David my servant's sake, Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointwhom I chose, because he kept my comunand-ed, saying, Come to me again the third day. dients and my statutes :

13 And the king answered the people roughly, 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave hand, and will give it unto thce, even ten tribes. him ;

36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that 14 And spake to them after the counsel of the David my servant may have a light always be young men, saying, My father made your yoke fore me in Jerusalemn, the city which I have heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father chosen me to put iny name there.

also chastised you with whips, but I will chas 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign tise you with scorpions. according to all that thy sou desireth, and shalt 15 Wherefore the king, hearkened not unto the be king over Israel.

people: for the cause was from the LORD, that 38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all he might perform bis saying, which the LORD that I conimand thec, and wilt walk in my ways, spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboain and do that is right in my sight, to keep my the son of Nebat. statutes and my commandinents, as David my 16 15 So when all Israel saw that the king hearservant did ; that I will be with thee, and build kened not unto them, the people answered the thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will king, saying, What portion have we in David ? give Israel unto thee.

neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: 39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own but not for ever.

house, David. So Israel departed unto their lents. 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. 17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto the cities of Judah, Rehoboain reigned over them. Bhishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who the death of Solomon.

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Ter tribes revolt from Rchoboam. I. KINGS

The disobedient prophet slar with stones, that he died. Therefore king Re- heard the saying of the man of God, which had hoboan made speed to get him up to his chariot, cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put to flee to Jerusalem.

forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold 19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David on him. And his hand, which he put forth against unto this day.

him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in
20 And it came to pass when all Israel heard that again to him.
Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and call 5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured
ed hiin unto the congregation, and inade him king out from the altar, according to the sign which
over all Israel : there was none that followed the the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
house of David, but the tribe of Judah only. 6 And the king answered and said unto the

21 # And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusa- man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD
lem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with thy God, and pray for me, that niy band may be
the tribe of Benjamin, u hundred and fourscore restored me again. And the man of God besonight
thousand chosen men, which were warriors, w the Lord, and the king's hand was restored him
fight against the house of Israel, to bring the again, and became as it was before.
kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 7 And the king said unto the man of God, Coine

22° But the word of God came unto Shemaiah home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will
the man of God, saying,

give thee a reward. 23 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, 8 And the man of God said unto the king, If king of Judah, and unts all the house of Judali thou wilt give me half thy house, I will not go and Benjamin, and to the remuant of the peo- in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink ple, saying,

water in this place : 24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, 1,9 For so was it charged me by the word of the uor fight against your brethren the children of LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor Israel: return every man to his house ; for this turn

again by the same way that thon camest. thing is from me. They hearkened therefore 10 So he went another way, and returned not to the word of the Lord, and returned to de- by the way that he came to Beth-el. part, according to the word of the LORD. 11 1 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechein in mount and his sons came and told him all the works Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out fron. that the man of God had done that day in Beththence, and built Penuel.

el : the words which he had spoken unto the 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall king, them they told also to their father. the kingdom return to the house of David.

12 And their father said unto them, What way
27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house went he? for his sons had seen what way the
of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart nan of God went which came from Judah.
of this people turn again unto their lord, even 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass.
unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall So they saddled him the ass: and lie rode thereon,
kill me, and go again to Rehoboane king of Judah. 14 And went after the man of God, and found

28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made him sitting under an oak: and he said unto liin,
two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too Art thou the man of God that camest from Jui
much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy dah? And he said, I am.
gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the 15 Then he said unto him, Coine bome with
land of Egypt.

me, and eat bread.
29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other 16 And he said, I may not return with thee,
put he in Dan.

nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread uoi 30 And this thing became a sin: for the people drink water with thee in this place: went to worship before the one, cven unto Dan. 17 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD,

31 And he made a house of high places, and Thou shalt cat no bread nor drink water there, niade priests of the lowest of the people, which nor turn again to go by the way that thou cainest. were not of the sons of Levi.

18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the thee into thy house, that he may eat bread and altar. So did he in Beth-el, sacrificing unto the drink water. But he lied unto him. calves that he had made: and he placed in Beth-ell. 19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread the priests of the high places which he had madc. in his house and drank water. 33 So he offered upon the altar which he had. 20 11 And it came to pass, as they sat at the tamade in Beth-el the fifteenth day of the eighth ble, that the word of the LORD came unto the month, even in the month which he had devised prophet that brouglit him back: of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the 21 And he cried unto the man of God that came children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, from Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Forand burnt incense.

asmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the
CHAP. XIII.

LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which
Prophecy against the altar at Beth-el. the LORD thy God commanded thee,
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Judah by the word of the Lord unto Beth-el: drunk water in the place, of the which the LORD
ind Je m stood by the altar to burn incense. did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no wa-
: 2 And he cried against the altar in the word of ter; lliy carcass shall not come unto the sepul-
the Lord, and said, O altar, altar! thus saith the chre of thy fathers.
LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the 23 T And it came to pass, after he had eaten
house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled
shall he offer the priests of the high places that for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he
burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall had brought back.
be burnt upon thee.

24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken; in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes stood by the carcass. that are upon it shall be poured out.

25 And behold, men passed by, and saw the 4 And it came to pass when king Jeroboam.carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by

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Jeroboam's obstinacy.

CHAP. XIV.

Death of his son Abijak. the carcass: and they came and told it in the that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take city where the old prophet dwelt.

away the remnant of the lionise of Jeroboam, as 26 And when the prophet that brought him back a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the manj 11 llim thatdiethof Jeroboam in the city shall the of God, wlio was disobedient unto the word of dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the the LORD: therefore the Lord hath delivered him fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken it. unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain! 12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own him, according to the word of the LORD, which house: and when thy feet enter into the city, he spake unto him.

the child shall die. 27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury the ass. And they saddled him.

him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the 23 And he went and found his carcass cast in the grave, because in him there is found some good way, and the ass and the lion standing by the car. thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the louse cass: the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn of Jeroboam. the ass.

14 Moreover, the LORD shall raise him up a 29 And the prophet took up the carcass of the king over Israel, who sball cut off the louse of man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought Jeroboam that day; but what? even now. it back: and the old prophct came to the city, to 15 For the LORD shall sinite Israel, as a reed is mourn and to bury him.

shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel 30 And he laid his carcass in his own grave; and out of this good land, which he gave to their 1athey mourned over him, saying, Alas, ny brother!thers, and shall scatter them beyond the river,

31 And it came to pass, after lie had buried him, because they have made their groves, provoking that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, the LORD tó anger. then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of 16 And he shall give Israel up because of the God is buried; lay my tones beside his bones: sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who inale

32 For the saying which he cried by the word of Israel to sin. the Lord against the altar in Beth-cl, and against 17 " And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, all the houses of the higli places which are in the and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass. threshold of the door, the child died :

33 11 After this thing Jeroboam returned not t'rom 18 And they buried himn; and all Israel mourned his evil way, but made again of the lowest or for him, according to the word of the Lord, the people priests of the high places: whosoever wlrich he spake by the hand of his servant Ahiwoul, he consecrated hini, and he became one jah the propiict. of the priests of the ligh places.

19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he 34 And this thing became sin unto the house of warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings from of the face of the earth.

of Israel. CHAP. XIV.

20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were Prophecy against Jeroboam. two and twenty years: and he slept with his T that time Abijali the son of Jeroboam fell fathers; and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

21 | And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reign? And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray ed in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not knownold when he began to relgn; and he reigned seto be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shi- venicen years in Jerusalem, the city which the loh: behold, there is A hijah the prophet, which Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, told me that I should be king over tliis people. to put his name there : and his snother's name

3 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, was Naamah and Ammonitess. and a crise of honey, and go to him: he shall 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, tell thee what shall become of the child. and they provoked him to jealousy with their

4 And Jeroboain's wife did so, and arose, and sins which they had committed, above all that went in Shiloh, and came to the louse of Ahijah. their fathers had done. But Ahijalı could not see; for his eyes were set 23 For they also built them high places, and by reason of his age.

images and groves, on every high kill, and un$1 And the Lord said unto Ahijalı, Behold, the der every green tree. wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for 24 And there were also sodomites in the land : her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou and they did according to all the abominations say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, of the nations which the LORD cast out before that she shall feign herself to be another woman. the children of Israel.

6 And it was so, when A hijah heard the sound 25 sl And it came to pass in the fifth year of of her feet, as slie čanie in at the door, that he king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feign- came up against Jerusalem : est thou thyself to be another ? for I am sent to 26 And he took away the treasures of the house thee with heavy lidings.

of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's 7 Go, tell Jeroboain, Thus saith the LORD God of house; he even took away all: and he took away Israel, Forasinuch as I exalted thee from among all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. the people, and made thee prince over my people 27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead Israel,

brazen shields, and comunitted them unto the 8 And rent the kingdon away from the house hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the of David, and gave it thiec: and yet thou hast not door of the king's house. been as my servant David, who kept my com- 28 And it was so, when the king went into the mantinienis, and who followed nie with all his house of the Lord, that the guard bare them, heart, to do that only which was riglitin

mine eyes; and brought them back into the guard-chamber. 9 But hast doue evil above all that were before 29 91 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other all that he did, are they not written in the book gods, and molten images, to provoke nic to anger, of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ? and hast cast ine behind thy back:

30 And there was war between Rehoboam and 10 Therefore behold, I will bring evil upon the Jeroboam all their days. house of Jeroboain, and will cut off from Jero- 31 And Rehoboain slept with his fathers, and boum hins that pisseth against the wall, and him was buried with his fathers in the city of David

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I. KINGS.

Jehoshaphat succeedcth him
And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammo-lking Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and
nitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead. Mizpah.
CHAP. XV.

23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his
Reigns of Abijam, and Asa. might, and all that he did, and the cities which

in the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. Chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And the time of his old age he was diseased in his his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter feet. of Abishalom.

24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buri3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, ed with his fathers in the city of David his father: which he had done before him: and his heart and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead. was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the 25 11 And Nadab the son of Jeroboain began to heart of David his father.

reign over Israel in the second year ot' Asa king 4 Nevertheless, for David's sake did the LORD of Judalı, and reigned over Israel two years. his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up 26 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and

after hiin, and to establish Jerusalem: walked in the way of his father, and in liis sin 5 Because David did that which was right in the wherewith he made Israel to sin. eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any 27 41 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house thing that he commanded him all the days of his of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha life, save only in the matter of Uriah the littite. smote him at Gibbeshon, which belonged to the

6 And there was war between Relioboam and Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege Jeroboam all the days of his life.

to Gibbethon. 7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all 28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah that he did, are they not written in the book of did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead. the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there 99 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that Was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. he smöte all the house of Jeroboam; he left not

8 And Abijani slept with his fathers; and they to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had dcburied liin in the city of David : and Asa his son stroyed him, according unto the saying of the reigned in his stead.

Lorn, whicli he spake by his servant Ahijah the 9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king Shilonite: of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which lie 10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jeru- sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his salein. And his mother's name wus Maachal, provocation wherewith le provoked the LORD the daughter of Abishalom.

God of Israel to anger. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes 31 41 Now the rest of the acts of Nadah, and all of the LORD, as did David his futher. that he did, are they not written in the book of

12 And he took away the sodomites out of the the Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? land, and removed all the idols that his fathers 32 And there was war beiween Asa and Bansla had made.

king of Israel all their days. 13 And also Maachah his mother, even ler he 33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began renioved from being queen, because she had Baasha the son of A hijal to reign over all Israel made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her in Tirzah, twenty and four years. idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and 14 But the high places were not removed: never- walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin theless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD wherewith he made Israel to sini. all his days.

CHAP. XVI. 15 And he brought in the things which his father

Jehu's prophecy against Baasha. had dedicated, and the things which himself had TVIEN the word of the

Tord came to Jehu-the dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, son of Ilanani against Baasha, saying, and gold, and vessels.

2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, 16 i And there was war between Asa and and made thee prince over my people Israel, and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

11:ou hast waiked in the way or Jeroboam, and 17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against last made my people Israel to sin, to provoke Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suf- me to anger with their sins; fer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baa.

18 Then A sa took all the silver and the gold that sha, and ihe posterity of his liouse ; and will were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the and the treasures of the king's house, and ileliv- son of Nebat. ered them into the hand of his servants: and 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the king Asa sent then to Ben-hadad, the son of dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields Tabrimon, the son of Mlezion, king of Syria, that shall the fowls of the air eat. dwelt at Damascus, saying,

5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what 19 There is a league between me and thee, and he did, and his

might, are they not written in between my father and thy father: behold, I the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was come and break thy league with Baasla king of buried in Tirzah : and Elah his son reigned in Israel, that he may depart from me.

his stead. 20 So Ben-hadad bcarkened umo king Asa, and 7 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the sent the captains of the hosts which he had son of Hananicanie the word of the Lord against against the cities of Israel, and sinote ljon, and Baasha, and against his house, even for all the Dan, and Abel-bethmiaachah, and all Cimeroth, evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in prowith all the land of Naphtali.

voking him to anger with the work of his hands, 21 And it canie to pass, when Baasha heard in being like the house of Jeroboam; and be thereof, that he luft oft building of Ramalı, und cause he killed him. dwelt in Tirzah.

8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation through- Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign out all Judah; none was exempled : and they over Israel in Tirzah, iwo years. tnok away the stones of Ramah, and the timber 9 And his servant Zinri, captain of half his thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded ; and chariots, conspired against him, as he was in

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