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I. Kings..

away his heart.

His idolatry.


d Deut.

Before veffels of the house of the forest of | concubines: and his wives turned Before Chrift, Lebanon were of pure gold, || none Cit. 992. were of filver; it was nothing acthere was counted of in the days of Solomon. 22 For the king had at fea a navy of Thar fhifh, with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharthil, bringing gold and filver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.


elephants teeth.

X Chap. 3. 12, 13.

+ Heb. Jongbitbe face of

1 Chap. 4.26.

2 Chron.


23 Sokking Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth, for riches and for wisdom.

24 And all the earth + fought to Solomon, to hear his wifdom, which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his prefent, veffels of filver, and veffels of gold, and garments, and armour, and fpices, hories, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 And Solomon m gathered together chariots, and horsemen: 1.14.& and he had a thouíand and four hunDeut. dred chariots, and twelve thousand horfemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerufalem.


+ нер. zave.

n Deut. 17. 16.

27 And the king † made filver to be in Jerufalem as ftones, and cedars made he to be as the fycomore-trees, that are in the vale, for abundance.

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28 + And Solomon had horfes Chron. brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn the kings merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

1. 16. & 9.29. Heb. And the going force of


29 And a chariot came up and ne beries went out of Egypt for fix hundred zobich was fhekels of filver, and an horfe for an ojo 1.4. hundred and fifty: and fo for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

2 Kings


Heb. by their band.

a Neh.
13. 26.
b Deut.
Ecclus 47.

Or, befides,

c Exod. 34. 16.



1 Solomons wives and concubines:
In his old age they draw him to
idolatry: 9 God threateneth him:
His atts, reign, and death:
43 Rehoboam fuccee.teth him.


UTaking Solomon loved bma

with the daughter of Pharaoh) wo-
men of the Moabites, Ammonites,
Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:

2 of the nations concerning which the LORD faid unto the children of Ifrael, Ye fhall not go in to them, Deut.7.3. neither fhall they come in unto you, for furely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

3 And he had even hundred wives, princeffes, and three hundred

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Before 17 That Hadad fled, he and cerChrift, tain Edomites of his fathers fervants cir.984. with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.

Kings 2-35.

+ Heb. Send me away.

+ Heb. Nat.

18 And they arofe 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 houfe, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favour in the fight of Pharaoh, fo that he gave him to wife the fifter of his own wife, the fifter of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the fifter of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his fon, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaohs house: and Genubath was in Pharaohs houthold among the fons of Pharaoh.

21 P And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David flept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the hoft was dead, Hadad faid to Pharaoh, † Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.

22 Then Pharaoh faid unto him, But what haft thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou feekeft to go to thine own country? And he anfwered, † Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wife.

23 And God stirred him up another adverfary, Rezon the fon of Eliadah, which fied from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a 92 Sam. band, 9 when David flew them of Zobab: and they went to Damafcus and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damafcus.


10. 18.

r2 Chro. 13.6.

Chap. 9.21.

+ Heb. cafta.

+ Heb.

did work.

+ Heb. burden.

25 And he was an adverfary to Ifrael all the days of Solomon, befides the mifchief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Ifrael, and reigned over Syria.

26 And Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomons fervant, (whofe mothers name was Zeruah, a widow woman) even he lift up his hand against the king.

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

28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon feeing the young man that he + was induftrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Jofeph.

Abijabs prophecy to Jeroboam.

29 And it came to pafs at that Before time when Jeroboam went out of Chrift Jerufalem, that the prophet Ahijah cir.980. the Shilonite found him in the way: and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.

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

I Sam.15. 27.& 240

31 And he faid to Jeroboam, Take 5 thee ten pieces: for thus faith the uver.1. LORD, the God of Ifrael, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

32 (But he fhall have one tribe for my fervant Davids fake, and for Jerufalems fake, the city which I have chofen out of all the tribes of Ifrael)

33 Because that they have forfaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemoth 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 ftatutes and my judgments, as did David his father.

34 Howbeit, I will not take the whole kingdon out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life, for David my fervants fake, whom I chofe, because he kept my commandments and my ftatutes:

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

x Chap.



36 And unto his fon will I give: one tribe, that y David my fervant y Kings may have a light alway before me 2 kings in Jerufalem, the city which I have raiz. chofen me to put my name there.

8. 19.


+ Heb.


37 And I will take thee, and thou lame, or, fhalt reign according to all that thy foul defireth, and fhalt be king over Ifrael.

38 And it fhall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command. thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my fight, to keep my ftatutes and my commandments, as David my fervant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a fure houfe, as I built for David, and will give Ifrael unto thee.

39 And I will for this afflict the feed of David, but not for ever.

40 Solomon fought therefore to cir.980. kill Jeroboam and Jeroboam arofe, and fled into Egypt, unto Shithak Z 4


Rehoboam refusing the old mens

1. Kings. Before king of Egypt, and was in Egypt | Chrift until the death of Solomon.

cir. 980.

z 2 Chiro. 9.29. 10

41 ¶¶ And 2 the reit of the || acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his rds, or, wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?


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counfel, ten tribes revolt.

ing, Thy father made our yoke hea- Before vy, but make thou it lighter unto us; Chrift thus fhalt thou fay unto them, My 975. little finger shall be thicker than my fathers loins.

11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chaftife you with fcorpions.

12¶So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, faying, Come to me again the third day.

13 And the king antwered the mens counsel that they gave him;

6 Rehoboam refusing the old mens coun-
fel, 16 ten tribes revolt. 26 Fero-people + roughly, and forlook the old f
boams idolatry.

ND Rehoboam went to She

A chem: for all Ifrael were come

to Shechem to make him king.

2 And it came to pafs when Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, who was yet in b Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the prefence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt)

That they fent and called him: and Jeroboam, and all the congregation of Ifrael came, and ipake unto Rehoboam, faying,

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


5 And he faid unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

6 And king Rehoboam confulted with the old men that stood before Solomon his father, while he yet lived, and faid, How do you advise, that I may andwer this people?

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༡ And they Ipake unto him, faying, If thou wilt be a fervant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and fpeak good words to them, then they will be thy fervants for ever.

V8 But he forfook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and confulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

9 And he faid unto them, What counsel give ye, that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, faying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us, lighter?

10 And the young men that were grwn up with him, fpake unto him, faying, Thus fhalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, fay

14 And fpake to them after the counfel of the young men, faying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke; my father also chaftifed you with whips, but I will chaftife you with fcorpions.


Judg. 14


15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the caule was from the LORD, that he might perform his faying, which the LORD o&e fpake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto 23:26 Jeroboam the ion of Nebat.

2 Chron.





20. 1.

16 So when all Ifrael faw that 31. the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, faying, f What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the fon of Jefle: to your tents, O Ifrael: now fee to thine own house, David. So Ifrael departed unto their tents.


17 But & as for the children of If- & Chap. rael which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.


18 Then king Rehoboam fenth Chap. Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Ifrael stoned him with stones, that he died: therefore king Rehoboam + made speed to get him up to + Heb. his chariot, to flee to Jerufalem. 19 So i Ifrael | rebelled against thex iz Kings house of David unto this day.


oned time

17.21. #or,

20 And it came to pafs when all fall away. Ifrael heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they fent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Ifrael: there was none that followed the houfe of David, but the tribe of Judah only.. k Chap.

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21 And when Rehoboam was 12 Chron come to Jerufalem, he affembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourfcore thoufand chofen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Ifrael, to bring the .kingdora

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23 Speak unto Rehoboam the fon of Solomon king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, faying,

24 Thus faith the LORD, Ye fhall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Ifrael: return Ver. 15 every man to his house, n for this

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thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein, and went out from thence, Jude. S. and built p Penuel.

92 17.16.

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32. 4, 8.

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Namb Chap. 13.

3. 10.


2 Kings


2 Chron. 11. 15.

Ezek. 44. 7,8.


26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now thall the kingdom return to the houfe of David:

27 If this people go up to do facrifice in the houfe of the LORD at Jerufalem, then fhall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they fhall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

28 Whereupon the king took counfel, and 9 made two calves of gold, and faid unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerufalem: behold thy gods, O Ifrael, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 29 And he fet the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

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

31 And he made an houfe of high places, and made priests of the loweft of the people, which were not of the fons of Levi.

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feaft in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the u Lev. 23. feaft that is in Judah, and he || ofNumb.29. fered the altar, (fo did he in upon or,went Beth-el) | facrificing unto the calves altar, &c. that he had made: x and he placed Or, to Lacrifice. in Beth-el the priests of the high Amos 7 places which he had made.


up to the


Or. went up to the

33 So he offered upon the altar altar, &c. which he had made in Beth-el, the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devifed of his own heart: and ordained a feaft unto the children of Israel, and he offered upon the altar, † and teenfe. burnt incenfe.

+ Heb. to burn

His hand witherethe


1 Jeroboams hand withereth, 6 and at the prayer of the prophet is refored. 23 The difobedient prophet is flain by a lion. 33 Jeroboams obftinacy.

ND behold, there came a man

of Bef

A God out of Judah, by the word Chrift

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2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and faid, O altar, altar, thus faith the LORD, Behold, a child fhall be born unto the house of David, bJofiah by name, b 2 Kings and upon thee fhall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incenfe upon thee, and mens bones fhall be burnt upon thee.

3 And he gave a fign the fame day, faying, This is the fign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar fhall be rent, and the athes that are upon it shall be poured out.

4 And it came to pafs when king Jeroboam heard the faying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, faying, Lay hold on him. And his hand which he put forth against him, dried up, fo that he could not pull it in again to him.

5 The altar alfo was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the fign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

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