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Solomon's wisdom and magnificence. I. KINGS.

His wides and concubines the LORD: there was no more spirit in her. Imore-trecs that are in the vale, for abundance.

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

ceived the linen yarn at a price. 7 Hlowbeit, I believed not the words, until I 29 And a chariot 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 Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they

8 Happy are thy mnen, happy are these thy ser- bring them out by their means. vants, which stand continually before thee, and

CUAP. XI.that hear thy wisdom.

Solomon scduced to idolatry. 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted PUT king Solomon loved many strange woIn thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because D men, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, the Lord loved Israel for ever, dierefore made women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, he thee king, to do judgment and justice. Zidonians, and Hittites;

10 And she gave the king a hundred and twen- 2 of the nations concerning which the LORD sail ty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in ta and precious stones: there came no more such them, 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.

Igods : 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 almug-trees, and precious stones. turned away his heart.

19 And the king inade of the almug-trees pillars 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, that his wives turned away his heart after other harpe also and psalteries for singers: there came gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD no such almug-trees, 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 Ashtoreth the godSheba 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 Ammonites. 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 Lord, as did David 14 ! Now the weight of gold that came to So-lhis father. lomon in one year was six hundred threescorel 7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Cheand six talents of gold,

mosh, the abonsination of Moab, in the hill that 15 Besides that he had of the merchantnen, 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 91 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, betargets of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of cause his heart was turned from the LORD God gold went to one target.

Tof 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: bat and the king put them in the house of the forest he kept not that which the LORD commanded. of Lebanon.

| 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, For18 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 beliind : 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 1 And all king Soloinon's drinking vessels vid my servant's sake, and for Jerusalen'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 4 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 T'harshish, bringing gold, and bury the slain, after he had sniitten every male silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

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

Jall Israel, until he had cutoffevery male in Edom:) 24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, tol 17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomnites 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 Pharanlı 26 11 And Solomon gathered together chariots, king of Egypt; which gave him a house, and and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four appointed him victuals, and gave him land. hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horse- 19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of mien, 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 Jerusalem 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genu. as stones, and cedars made he to be as the syca- bath his son, whóin Talipenes weaned in Pha:

homens de la and became of Nebat,

he had clad halone in the field : garment that the yonich stood before him what counsel give

Akijah s prophecy of Jeroboam.

CHAP. XII.

Death of Solomon noh's house : and Genubath was in Pharaob'si 41 | And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and household among the sons of Pharaoh.

Jall that he did, and his wisdomn, are they 1190 99 And when Hadad lieard in Egypt that David written in the book of the acts of Solomon 1 slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jeru of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let salein over all Israel was forty years. me depart, that I may go to mine own country. 43 And Solonou slept with his fathers, and 09 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast was buried in the city of David liis father and thou lacked with jue, that, behold, thou seekesti Rehoboam 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. 231 And God stirred him up another adversary, AND Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israci Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from hem were come to Shechem to make him kius. lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

1 2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the sou 24 And he gathered men 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 hiug Solo Zobah : and they went to Damascus, and dwelt inon, and Jeroboam dwell in Egypt;) therein, and reigued in Damascus.

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

26 11 And Jeroboain 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 lifted up his hand against the king.

5 Aud he said unto them, Depart yet for three 27 And this wasthecause that helifted 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. 161 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old

28 And die nian Jeroboam was a mighty man men that stood before Solomou his father while or valour: and Solomon seeing the young man he yet lived, and said, Ilow do ye advise that I that he 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, I 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 Ahiiah the Shilonite found him in the way; and to them, then they will be tly servants for ever. he liad clad himself with a new garment; and| 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men,

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

31 And he said to Jeroboam, 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 my 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 Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zido-thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto nians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and them, My little finger shall be thicker than my Milcon 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 Howbeit, 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 came to the days of his life for David my servant's sake, Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appoint whom 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 thee, even ten tribes.Thim ;

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 Jerusalem, 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 soul 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 his saying, which the LORD that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, lapake by Abijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam and do that is right in my sight, to keep my the son of Nebat. statutes and my commandinents, as David myl 16 | 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 noe 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 Butas 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 untill 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram. wlio the death of Solomon.

I was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned hiin

ah only. 16 And theodhad given by the word sign which

dan..!4 And went afine ass: and hie rode

Ten tribes revolt from Rehoboam.

I. KINGS.

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

'Iforth 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 Aud 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 hin unto the congregation, and made hiin king out from the altar, according to the sign which over all Israel: there was none that followed the thenian 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 1 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 my hand may be the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and fourscore restored me again. And the man of God besonight thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to 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

20 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 unto all the house ot' Judal thou wilt give me half thy house, I will not go and Benjamin, and to the remnant 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, 9 For so was it charged me by the word of the vor 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 thou 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-Iby the way that he came to Beth-el. part, according to the word of the LORD.

11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; *25 11 Then Jeroboam built Shechein in mount and his song came and told him all the works Ephrain, 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 or David. 12 And their father said unto then, What way

27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house went he ? for liis sons had seen what way the of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart man of God went which came from Judah. of this people turn again unto their lord, even 13 And lie said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass, unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, kill me, and go again to Rehoboanı 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 hiin, two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too Art thou the man of God that camest from Jumuch for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy dah? And he said, I am. gods 0 Israel, which brought thee up out of the 15 Then lie said unto him, Coine bome with land of Egypt.

me, and cat 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 [ 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 eat no bread nor drink water there. made 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 | 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: or luis 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, For. and burnt incense.

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

Lord, and hast not kept the cominandment which Prophecy against the altar at Beth-el. the LORD thy God commanded thee, AND behoid, there came a man of God out of 22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and A Judah by the word of the Lord unto Beth-el: drunk water in the place, of the which the LORD and Jeroboam 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 ofter; tlıy 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 | 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

ne king took counsel

the priests of the high places whiplaced in Beth-ell 19 So he wewBut he lied unto hin

of the LORD, which the child shall die..all mourn for him, an

Jeroboam's obstinacy.

CHAP. XIV.

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

away the remnant of the house 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 man jillim thatdiethof Jeroboam in the city shall the of God, who 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.

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.

Thim: for he only of Jeroboami shall come to the 28 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 liim up a 29 And the prophet took up the carcass of the king over Israel, who sball cut off the lionise of man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought Jeroboam that day : but what ? even now. it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to 15 For the LORD shall smite 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 iathey mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!thers, and shall scatter them beyond the river,

31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, because they have made their groves, provoking that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, the LORD to 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 wlio inade

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 1 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, all the houses of the high 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 from 18 And they buried himn; and all Israel mourned his evil way, but made again of the lowest of for him, according to the word of the LORD, the people priests of the high places: whosoever which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahiwould, he consecrated hini, and he became one jah the prophet. of the priests of the high 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 Jeroboan, even to cut it off, and to destroy it written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings from off the face of the earth.

Jof Israel.
CHAP. XIV.

| 20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned wers Prophecy against Jeroboam.

two and twenty years: and he slept with his A T that time Abijali the son of Jeroboam Cell fathers; and Nadab his son reigned in his stead. A sick.

| 21 | And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reign2 And Jeroboamn said to his wife, Arise, I prayled in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not knownlold when he began to reign; and he reigned seto be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shi-venteen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Job: beliold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, told me that I should be king over this people. to put his name there : aud his inother's name

3 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, nas Naamah and Ammonitess. and a cruise 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. land 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 liouse of Ahjah.their fathers had done. But Abijalı 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 hill, and un511 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, 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 Alijah heard the sound 25 11 And it came to pass in the fifth year of of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt said. Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why reign-came up against Jerusalem : est thou thyself to be another ? for I am sent to 26 And he look away the treasures of the house thee with heavy tidings.

of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of house; he even took away all: and he took away Israel, Forasinuch as I exalted thee froin 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 kingdom away from the house hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the of David, and gave it thec: 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 mantinients, and who followed me with all his bouse of the Lord, that the guard bare them, heart, to do that only which was right in nine eyes; and brought them back into the guard-chamber.

9 But hast done evil above all that were before 29 | 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 iinages, to provoke nic to anger, of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ? and hast cast me 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 Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jero- 31 And Rehoboain slept with his fathers, and boam hin that pisseth against the wall, and him was buried with his fathers in the city of David.

asa's good reign.

I. KINGS.

Jehoshaphat succeedcth him And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammo-Iking Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and nitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead. Mizpah. CIIAP. 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 N OW in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam he built, are they not written in the book of the I 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, led with his fathers in the city of David his father: which he had done before hini : 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 Jeroboam began to heart of David his father.

Treign over Israel in the second year of 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 upl 26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and bis son after hiin, and to establish Jerusalem; walked in the way of his father, and in his 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 97 | And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house thing that he conimanded him all the days of his of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha life, save only in the matter of Uriah the little. smote him at Gibbei hon, 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 ofldid Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead. the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ? And there 29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. The sinote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not

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

LORD, which he spake by his servant Alijah 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 he 10 Aud forty and one years reigned he in Jeru-sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his salern. And his mother's name was Maachal, provocation wherewith he provoked the LORD the daughter of Abishalom.

God of Israel to anger. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes 31 11 Now the rest of the acts of Nadah, and all of the LORD, as did David his father.

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 between Asa and Baasha had made.

king of Israel all their days. 13 And also Maachah his mother, even her hel 33 in the third year of Asa king of Judah began renioved from being queen, because she had Baasha the son of Alijall 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 siu. 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 hud NIIEN the word of the LORD came to Jelu the dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, 1 son of Hanani 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 aud and made thee prince over my people Israel, and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

luou hast waiked in the way of Jeroboam, and 17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suf-Ime 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 Asa took all the silver and the gold that sha, and the posterity of his house; 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 deliv-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 thein to Ben-hadad, the son of dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields T'abrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that shall the fowls of the air eat. dwelt at Damascus, saying,

1 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 look 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 Baasha king of buried in Tirzah : and Elah his son reigned in Israel, that he may depart from me.

This stead. 20 So Ben-hadad bearkened unto 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 Hananicame 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 A bel-bethmaachah, and all Cimmeroth, 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 bethereof, that he left ott 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 exempted : and they over Israel in Tirzah, two years. took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber 9 And his servant Ziniri, captain of half his thereof. wherewith Baasha had builded; and chariots, conspired against him, as he was in

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