7/1/13

From Gary... Sight is more than seeing


Originally, this was a color photo, but I made it black and white to show the contrast and emphasize the line of demarcation of snow/no snow. Notice how the snow is melted by the heat of the sun.  Sometimes things have to "heat up" in our lives before we realize what truth really is.  I remember a chapter from the New Testament that seems to fit and its from the book of John...

John, Chapter 9

  1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.  2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 

  3  Jesus answered, “Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.   4  I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.   5  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”   6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud, 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.  8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, “Isn’t this he who sat and begged?”  9 Others were saying, “It is he.” Still others were saying, “He looks like him.” 

He said, “I am he.”  10 They therefore were asking him, “How were your eyes opened?” 

  11  He answered, “A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ So I went away and washed, and I received sight.” 

  12  Then they asked him, “Where is he?” 

He said, “I don’t know.” 

  13  They brought him who had been blind to the Pharisees.  14 It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.  15 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, I washed, and I see.” 

  16  Some therefore of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was division among them.  17 Therefore they asked the blind man again, “What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?” 

He said, “He is a prophet.” 

  18  The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,  19 and asked them, “Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 

  20  His parents answered them, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;  21 but how he now sees, we don’t know; or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself.”  22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.  23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age. Ask him.” 

  24  So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” 

  25  He therefore answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see.” 

  26  They said to him again, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 

  27  He answered them, “I told you already, and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t also want to become his disciples, do you?” 

  28  They insulted him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.  29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don’t know where he comes from.” 

  30  The man answered them, “How amazing! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.  31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.  32 Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.  33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 

  34  They answered him, “You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?” They threw him out. 

  35  Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” 

  36  He answered, “Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?” 

  37  Jesus said to him, “You have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you.” 

  38  He said, “Lord, I believe!” and he worshiped him. 

  39  Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind.” 

  40  Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 

  41  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains. 


In a way, the blind man had an easier path to the true light of the world than either his parents or the Pharisees.  When you are struck with a disability, it forces you to realize the harsh realities of life and re-think everything.  The blind man knew his future was dim indeed.  Without sight, he was limited in both mobility and career (if you call begging a career).  He was open to possibilities because he was at the  bottom of society.  Jesus gave him something he never had- sight.  But, the blind man's sight was more than just being able to use his eyes, it was the ability to understand who Jesus truly was.  I do not understand HOW Jesus did the healing, but I know that the blind man's heart was softened by Jesus' actions.  Like snow melted by the SUN (or perhaps SON in this case) appearances changed.  I hope it doesn't take a disaster in your life to come to grips with who Jesus really is, but if the worst should happen and your life seems to fall apart- then you just might be open to truth. Sometimes, a bit of suffering can be the best thing for a person to experience.  Without it, I never would have become a Christian.  God has a way of transforming even the worst possible situations into something wonderful.  I know, it happened to me!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 1


Bible Reading and Study


July 1
1 Kings 10-12

1Ki 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.
1Ki 10:2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
1Ki 10:3 Solomon told her all her questions: there was not anything hidden from the king which he didn't tell her.
1Ki 10:4 When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
1Ki 10:5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
1Ki 10:6 She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
1Ki 10:7 However I didn't believe the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and behold, the half was not told me; your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.
1Ki 10:8 Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and who hear your wisdom.
1Ki 10:9 Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness.
1Ki 10:10 She gave the king one hundred 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.
1Ki 10:11 The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.
1Ki 10:12 The king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, harps also and stringed instruments for the singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen, to this day.
1Ki 10:13 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
1Ki 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of gold,
1Ki 10:15 besides that which the traders brought, and the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mixed people, and of the governors of the country.
1Ki 10:16 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went to one buckler.
1Ki 10:17 he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
1Ki 10:18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
1Ki 10:19 There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
1Ki 10:20 Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
1Ki 10:21 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.
1Ki 10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
1Ki 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
1Ki 10:24 All the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
1Ki 10:25 They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
1Ki 10:26 Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
1Ki 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
1Ki 10:28 The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.
1Ki 10:29 A chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
1Ki 11:1 Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;
1Ki 11:2 of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, You shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon joined to these in love.
1Ki 11:3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
1Ki 11:4 For it happened, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
1Ki 11:6 Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and didn't go fully after Yahweh, as did David his father.
1Ki 11:7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the mountain that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.
1Ki 11:8 So did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.
1Ki 11:9 Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Yahweh, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
1Ki 11:10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he didn't keep that which Yahweh commanded.
1Ki 11:11 Therefore Yahweh said to Solomon, Because this is done of you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
1Ki 11:12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
1Ki 11:13 However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
1Ki 11:14 Yahweh raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.
1Ki 11:15 For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the army was gone up to bury the slain, and had struck every male in Edom
1Ki 11:16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom);
1Ki 11:17 that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.
1Ki 11:18 They arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him food, and gave him land.
1Ki 11:19 Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
1Ki 11:20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.
1Ki 11:21 When Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.
1Ki 11:22 Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you seek to go to your own country? He answered, Nothing: however only let me depart.
1Ki 11:23 God raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.
1Ki 11:24 He gathered men to him, and became captain over a troop, when David killed them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and lived therein, and reigned in Damascus.
1Ki 11:25 He was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
1Ki 11:26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king.
1Ki 11:27 This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.
1Ki 11:28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he put him in charge of all the labor of the house of Joseph.
1Ki 11:29 It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.
1Ki 11:30 Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.
1Ki 11:31 He said to Jeroboam, Take ten pieces; for thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you
1Ki 11:32 (but he shall have one tribe, for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel);
1Ki 11:33 because that they have forsaken me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon; and they have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes and my ordinances, as did David his father.
1Ki 11:34 However 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, who kept my commandments and my statutes;
1Ki 11:35 but I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes.
1Ki 11:36 To his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
1Ki 11:37 I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.
1Ki 11:38 It shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that which is right in my eyes, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with you, and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.
1Ki 11:39 I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.
1Ki 11:40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
1Ki 11:41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, aren't they written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
1Ki 11:42 The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
1Ki 11:43 Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.
1Ki 12:1 Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
1Ki 12:2 It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam lived in Egypt,
1Ki 12:3 and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
1Ki 12:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
1Ki 12:5 He said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. The people departed.
1Ki 12:6 King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?
1Ki 12:7 They spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
1Ki 12:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
1Ki 12:9 He said to them, What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
1Ki 12:10 The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus you shall tell this people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make it lighter to us; you shall say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
1Ki 12:11 Now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1Ki 12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come to me again the third day.
1Ki 12:13 The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him,
1Ki 12:14 and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1Ki 12:15 So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was a thing brought about of Yahweh, that he might establish his word, which Yahweh spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
1Ki 12:16 When all Israel saw that the king didn't listen to 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, Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed to their tents.
1Ki 12:17 But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
1Ki 12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
1Ki 12:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
1Ki 12:20 It happened, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was returned, that they sent and called him to the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
1Ki 12:21 When Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, and the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
1Ki 12:22 But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
1Ki 12:23 Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people, saying,
1Ki 12:24 Thus says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is of me. So they listened to the word of Yahweh, and returned and went their way, according to the word of Yahweh.
1Ki 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived therein; and he went out from there, and built Penuel.
1Ki 12:26 Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return to the house of David:
1Ki 12:27 if this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, then will the heart of this people turn again to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me, and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.
1Ki 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold; and he said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: see your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
1Ki 12:29 He set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
1Ki 12:30 This thing became a sin; for the people went to worship before the one, even to Dan.
1Ki 12:31 He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
1Ki 12:32 Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast that is in Judah, and he went up to the altar; so did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
1Ki 12:33 He went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart: and he ordained a feast for the children of Israel, and went up to the altar, to burn incense.

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1 Kings

1 Kings 10 1
When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came
to prove him with hard questions.
And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon in connection with the name of
Jehovah, and came to prove him with enigmas.
And the queen of Sheba is hearing of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of
Jehovah, and cometh to try him with enigmas,
1 Kings 10 2
She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much
gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was
in her heart.
And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and gold
in very great abundance, and precious stones; and she came to Solomon, and spoke to him
of all that was in her heart.
and she cometh to Jerusalem, with a very great company, camels bearing spices,
and very much gold, and precious stone, and she cometh unto Solomon, and
speaketh unto him all that hath been with her heart.
1 Kings 10 3
Solomon told her all her questions: there was not anything hidden from the king which he
didn`t tell her.
And Solomon explained to her all she spoke of: there was not a thing hidden from the
king that he did not explain to her.
And Solomon declareth to her all her matters -- there hath not been a thing hid
from the king that he hath not declared to her.
1 Kings 10 4
When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And when the queen of Sheba saw all Solomon`s wisdom, and the house that he had built,
And the queen of Sheba seeth all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he
built,
1 Kings 10 5
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and
their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh;
there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the deportment of his servants, and the order of service of
his attendants, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went
up to the house of Jehovah, there was no more spirit in her.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his
ministers, and their clothing, and his butlers, and his burnt-offering that he
causeth to ascend in the house of Jehovah, and there hath not been in her any more
spirit.
1 Kings 10 6
She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your
wisdom.
And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine
affairs, and of thy wisdom;
And she saith unto the king, `True hath been the word that I heard in my land,
concerning thy matters and thy wisdom;
1 Kings 10 7
However I didn`t believe the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half
was not told me; your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.
but I gave no credit to the words, until I came and mine eyes had seen; and behold, the
half was not told me: in wisdom and prosperity thou exceedest the report that I heard.
and I gave no credence to the words till that I have come, and my eyes see, and lo,
it was not declared to me -- the half; thou hast added wisdom and goodness unto
the report that I heard.
1 Kings 10 8
Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, [and] who
hear your wisdom.
Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who
hear thy wisdom!
O the happiness of thy men, O the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are
standing before thee continually, who are hearing thy wisdom!
1 Kings 10 9
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because
Yahweh loved Israel forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness.
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel!
Because Jehovah loves Israel for ever, therefore did he make thee king, to do judgment
and justice.
Jehovah thy God is blessed who delighted in thee, to put thee on the throne of
Israel; in Jehovah`s loving Israel to the age He doth set thee for king, to do
judgment and righteousness.
1 Kings 10 10
She gave the king one hundred 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.
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in very great
abundance, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as those
which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
And she giveth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices very
many, and precious stone; there came not like that spice any more for abundance
that the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
1 Kings 10 11
The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of
almug-trees and precious stones.
(And the fleet also of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir sandal-
wood in very great abundance, and precious stones.
And also, the navy of Hiram that bore gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir
almug-trees very many, and precious stone;
1 Kings 10 12
The king made of the almug-trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king`s house,
harps also and psalteries for the singers: there came no such almug-trees, nor were seen, to this
day.
And the king made of the sandal-wood a balustrade for the house of Jehovah, and for the
king`s house, and harps and lutes for the singers. There came no such sandal-wood, nor
was there seen to this day.)
and the king maketh the almug-trees a support for the house of Jehovah, and for
the house of the king, and harps and psalteries for singers; there have not come
such almug-trees, nor have there been seen [such] unto this day.
1 Kings 10 13
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which
Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her
servants.
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides
what he gave her of the bounty of king Solomon. And she turned and went to her own
land, she and her servants.
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire that she asked, apart
from that which he gave to her as a memorial of king Solomon, and she turneth
and goeth to her land, she and her servants.
1 Kings 10 14
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of
gold,
And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six
talents of gold,
And the weight of the gold that hath come to Solomon in one year is six hundred
sixty and six talents of gold,
1 Kings 10 15
besides [that which] the traders [brought], and the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings
of the mingled people, and of the governors of the country.
besides what [came] by the dealers, and by the traffic of the merchants, and by all the
kings of Arabia, and by the governors of the country.
apart from [that of] the tourists, and of the traffic of the merchants, and of all the
kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the land.
1 Kings 10 16
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to
one buckler.
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred
[shekels] of gold to one target;
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold -- six hundred of
gold go up on the one target;
1 Kings 10 17
[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.
and three hundred shields of beaten gold, -- he applied three minas of gold to one shield;
and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
and three hundred shields of alloyed gold -- three pounds of gold go up on the one
shield; and the king putteth them [in] the house of the forest of Lebanon.
1 Kings 10 18
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with refined gold:
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with refined gold;
1 Kings 10 19
There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were
stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was rounded behind; and there were
arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;
six steps hath the throne, and a round top [is] to the throne behind it, and hands
[are] on this [side] and on that, unto the place of the sitting, and two lions are
standing near the hands,
1 Kings 10 20
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like
it made in any kingdom.
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.
and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps, on this [side] and on that; it
hath not been made so for any kingdom.
1 Kings 10 21
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.
And all king Solomon`s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of
the forest of Lebanon were of precious gold: none were of silver, [which] was not of the
least account in the days of Solomon.
And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [are] of gold, and all the vessels of the
house of the forest of Lebanon [are] of refined gold -- there are none of silver; it
was not reckoned in the days of Solomon for anything,
1 Kings 10 22
For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came
the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years
came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
for a navy of Tarshish hath the king at sea with a navy of Hiram; once in three
years cometh the navy of Tarshish, bearing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and
peacocks.
1 Kings 10 23
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
And king Solomon is greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches and for
wisdom,
1 Kings 10 24
All the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his
heart.
And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put
in his heart.
and all the earth is seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom that God
hath put into his heart,
1 Kings 10 25
They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and
armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and
clothing, and armour, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.
and they are bringing each his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and
garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, the matter of a year in a
year.
1 Kings 10 26
Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred
chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the
king at Jerusalem.
And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred
chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and
with the king at Jerusalem.
And Solomon gathereth chariots, and horsemen, and he hath a thousand and four
hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placeth them in the
cities of the chariot, and with the king in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 10 27
The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore-
trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he as the sycamores
that are in the lowland for abundance.
And the king maketh the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and the cedars he hath
made as the sycamores that [are] in the low country, for abundance.
1 Kings 10 28
The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king`s merchants received
them in droves, each drove at a price.
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king`s
merchants fetched a drove [of horses], at a price.
And the outgoing of the horses that king Solomon hath [is] from Egypt, and from
Keveh; merchants of the king take from Keveh at a price;
1 Kings 10 29
A chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and a horse for one
hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring
them out by their means.
And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and a
horse for a hundred and fifty; and so they brought [them] by their means, for all the
kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Syria.
and a chariot cometh up and cometh out of Egypt for six hundred silverlings, and
a horse for fifty and a hundred, and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the
kings of Aram; by their hand they bring out.
1 Kings 11 1
Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of
the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;
But king Solomon loved many foreign women, besides the daughter of Pharaoh: women of
the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites;
And king Solomon hath loved many strange women, and the daughter of Pharaoh,
females of Moab, Ammon, Edom, Zidon, [and] of the Hittites,
1 Kings 11 2
of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Israel, You shall not go among
them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their
gods: Solomon joined to these in love.
of the nations of which Jehovah had said to the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to
them, neither shall they come in to you; they would certainly turn away your heart after
their gods: to these Solomon was attached in love.
of the nations of which Jehovah said unto the sons of Israel, `Ye do not go in to
them, and they do not go in to you; surely they turn aside your heart after their
gods;` to them hath Solomon cleaved for love.
1 Kings 11 3
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned
away his heart.
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his
wives turned away his heart.
And he hath women, princesses, seven hundred, and concubines three hundred;
and his wives turn aside his heart.
1 Kings 11 4
For it happened, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods;
and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.
And 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 Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his
father.
And it cometh to pass, at the time of the old age of Solomon, his wives have turned
aside his heart after other gods, and his heart hath not been perfect with Jehovah
his God, like the heart of David his father.
1 Kings 11 5
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the
abomination of the Ammonites.
And Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the
abomination of the Ammonites.
And Solomon goeth after Ashtoreth god[dess] of the Zidonians, and after Milcom
the abomination of the Ammonites;
1 Kings 11 6
Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and didn`t go fully after Yahweh, as did
David his father.
And Solomon did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and followed not fully Jehovah, as David his
father.
and Solomon doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and hath not been fully
after Jehovah, like David his father.
1 Kings 11 7
Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the mountain
that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.
Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, on
the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of
Ammon.
Then doth Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, in
the hill that [is] on the front of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the
sons of Ammon;
1 Kings 11 8
So did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.
And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
and so he hath done for all his strange women, who are perfuming and sacrificing
to their gods.
1 Kings 11 9
Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Yahweh, the God of
Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
And Jehovah was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Jehovah
the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
And Jehovah sheweth Himself angry with Solomon, for his heart hath turned aside
from Jehovah, God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice,
1 Kings 11 10
and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he
didn`t keep that which Yahweh commanded.
and had commanded him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods; but he kept
not what Jehovah had commanded.
and given a charge unto him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods;
and he hath not kept that which Jehovah commanded,
1 Kings 11 11
Therefore Yahweh said to Solomon, Because this is done of you, and you have not kept my
covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you,
and will give it to your servant.
And Jehovah said to Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done by thee, and thou hast not kept
my covenant and my statutes which I commanded thee, I will certainly rend the kingdom
from thee, and will give it to thy servant:
and Jehovah saith to Solomon, `Because that this hath been with thee, and thou
hast not kept My covenant and My statutes that I charged upon thee, I surely rend
the kingdom from thee, and have given it to thy servant.
1 Kings 11 12
Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it, for David your father`s sake: but I will tear it out
of the hand of your son.
notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father`s sake; I will rend it out
of the hand of thy son;
`Only, in thy days I do it not, for the sake of David thy father; out of the hand of thy
son I rend it;
1 Kings 11 13
However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my
servant`s sake, and for Jerusalem`s sake which I have chosen.
only, I will not rend away all the kingdom: I will give one tribe to thy son, for David my
servant`s sake, and for Jerusalem`s sake which I have chosen.
only all the kingdom I do not rend away; one tribe I give to thy son, for the sake of
David My servant, and for the sake of Jerusalem, that I have chosen.`
1 Kings 11 14
Yahweh raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king`s seed in
Edom.
And Jehovah stirred up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the king`s
seed in Edom.
And Jehovah raiseth up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; of the seed of
the king [is] he in Edom;
1 Kings 11 15
For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury
the slain, and had struck every male in Edom
Now it came to pass when David was in Edom, when Joab the captain of the host had gone
up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom
and it cometh to pass, in David`s being with Edom, in the going up of Joab head of
the host to bury the slain, that he smiteth every male in Edom --
1 Kings 11 16
(for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom);
(for Joab abode there six months with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom),
for six months did Joab abide there, and all Israel, till the cutting off of every
male in Edom --
1 Kings 11 17
that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father`s servants with him, to go into Egypt,
Hadad being yet a little child.
that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father`s servants with him, to go into
Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.
and Hadad fleeth, he and certain Edomites, of the servants of his father, with him,
to go in to Egypt, and Hadad [is] a little youth,
1 Kings 11 18
They arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they
came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and
gave him land.
And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran, and took men with them out of Paran,
and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt; who gave him a house, and appointed
him victuals, and gave him land.
and they rise out of Midian, and come into Paran, and take men with them out of
Paran, and come in to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he giveth to him a
house, and bread hath commanded for him, and land hath given to him.
1 Kings 11 19
Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own
wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, and he gave him as wife the sister
of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
And Hadad findeth grace in the eyes of Pharaoh exceedingly, and he giveth to him
a wife, the sister of his own wife, sister of Tahpenes the mistress;
1 Kings 11 20
The sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh`s house;
and Genubath was in Pharaoh`s house among the sons of Pharaoh.
And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son; and Tahpenes brought him up in
Pharaoh`s house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh`s household, among the sons of Pharaoh.
and the sister of Tahpenes beareth to him Genubath his son, and Tahpenes
weaneth him within the house of Pharaoh, and Genubath is in the house of
Pharaoh in the midst of the sons of Pharaoh.
1 Kings 11 21
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 my own country.
And Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of
the host was dead; and Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own
country.
And Hadad hath heard in Egypt that David hath lain with his fathers, and that
Joab head of the host is dead, and Hadad saith unto Pharaoh, `Send me away, and I
go unto my land.`
1 Kings 11 22
Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you seek to go to your
own country? He answered, Nothing: however only let me depart.
And Pharaoh said to him, What then dost thou lack with me, that behold, thou desirest to
go to thine own country? And he said, Nothing; but in any case let me depart.
And Pharaoh saith to him, `But, what art thou lacking with me, that lo, thou art
seeking to go unto thine own land?` and he saith, `Nay, but thou dost certainly
send me away.`
1 Kings 11 23
God raised up [another] adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord
Hadadezer king of Zobah.
God stirred him up yet an adversary, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from
Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord.
And God raiseth to him an adversary, Rezon son of Eliadah, who hath fled from
Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord,
1 Kings 11 24
He gathered men to him, and became captain over a troop, when David killed them [of Zobah]:
and they went to Damascus, and lived therein, and reigned in Damascus.
And he collected men to him, and became captain of a band, when David slew them [of
Zobah]; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.
and gathereth unto himself men, and is head of a troop in David`s slaying them,
and they go to Damascus, and dwell in it, and reign in Damascus;
1 Kings 11 25
He was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad [did]: and
he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad
[did]; and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
and he is an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, (besides the evil that
Hadad [did]), and he cutteth off in Israel, and reigneth over Aram.
1 Kings 11 26
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother`s name
was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king.
And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zeredah, Solomon`s servant (whose
mother`s name was Zeruah, a widow woman), even he lifted up his hand against the king.
And Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda -- the name of whose mother
[is] Zeruah, a widow woman -- servant to Solomon, he also lifteth up a hand against
the king;
1 Kings 11 27
This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and
repaired the breach of the city of David his father.
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon was building
Millo, and closing the breach of the city of David his father;
and this [is] the thing [for] which he lifted up a hand against the king: Solomon
built Millo -- he shut up the breach of the city of David his father,
1 Kings 11 28
The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was
industrious, and he gave him charge over all the labor of the house of Joseph.
and the man Jeroboam was strong and valiant; and Solomon saw the young man that he
was industrious, and he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
and the man Jeroboam [is] mighty in valour, and Solomon seeth the young man
that he is doing business, and appointeth him over all the burden of the house of
Joseph.
1 Kings 11 29
It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the
Shilonite found him in the way; now [Ahijah] had clad himself with a new garment; and they two
were alone in the field.
And it came to pass at that time that Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, and 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.
And it cometh to pass, at that time, that Jeroboam hath gone out from Jerusalem,
and Ahijah the Shilonite, the prophet, findeth him in the way, and he is covering
himself with a new garment; and both of them [are] by themselves in a field,
1 Kings 11 30
Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.
Then Ahijah seized the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces;
and Ahijah layeth hold on the new garment that [is] on him, and rendeth it --
twelve pieces,
1 Kings 11 31
He said to Jeroboam, Take ten pieces; for thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Behold, I will tear
the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you
and said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces; for thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel:
Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to
thee;
and saith to Jeroboam, `Take to thee ten pieces, for thus said Jehovah, God of Israel,
lo, I am rending the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and have given to thee
the ten tribes,
1 Kings 11 32
(but he shall have one tribe, for my servant David`s sake and for Jerusalem`s sake, the city which
I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel);
but one tribe shall he have for my servant David`s sake, and for Jerusalem`s sake, the city
which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:
and the one tribe he hath for My servant David`s sake, and for Jerusalem`s sake,
the city which I have fixed on, out of all the tribes of Israel.
1 Kings 11 33
because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the
Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon; and they
have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and [to keep] my statutes and
my ordinances, as did David his father.
because they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the
Zidonians, 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 my sight, and my
statutes and mine ordinances, as David his father.
`Because they have forsaken Me, and bow themselves to Ashtoreth, god[dess] of the
Zidonians, to Chemosh god of Moab, and to Milcom god of the sons of Ammon, and
have not walked in My ways, to do that which [is] right in Mine eyes, and My
statutes and My judgments, like David his father.
1 Kings 11 34
However 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, who kept my commandments and my
statutes;
But I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; for I will make him prince all the
days of his life for David my servant`s sake, whom I chose, who kept my commandments
and my statutes;
`And I do not take the whole of the kingdom out of his hand, for prince I make him
all days of his life, for the sake of David My servant whom I chose, who kept My
commands and My statutes;
1 Kings 11 35
but I will take the kingdom out of his son`s hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes.
but I will take the kingdom out of his son`s hand, and will give it unto thee, -- the ten
tribes.
and I have taken the kingdom out of the hand of his son, and given it to thee -- the
ten tribes;
1 Kings 11 36
To his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in
Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always
before me in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself to put my name there.
and to his son I give one tribe, for there being a lamp to David My servant all the
days before Me in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen to Myself to put My name
there.
1 Kings 11 37
I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over
Israel.
And I will take thee, that thou mayest reign over all that thy soul desireth, and thou shalt
be king over Israel.
`And thee I take, and thou hast reigned over all that thy soul desireth, and thou
hast been king over Israel;
1 Kings 11 38
It shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that
which is right in my eyes, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did;
that I will be with you, and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel
to you.
And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my
ways, and do that which is right in my sight, in keeping my statutes and my
commandments, as David my servant did, that I will be with thee, and build thee a
lasting house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
and it hath been, if thou dost hear all that I command thee, and hast walked in My
ways, and done that which is right in Mine eyes, to keep My statutes and My
commands, as did David My servant, that I have been with thee, and have built for
thee a stedfast house, as I built for David, and have given to thee Israel,
1 Kings 11 39
I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
and I humble the seed of David for this; only, not all the days.`
1 Kings 11 40
Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak
king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
And Solomon sought to kill Jeroboam; and Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak
king of Egypt; and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
And Solomon seeketh to put Jeroboam to death, and Jeroboam riseth and fleeth to
Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and he is in Egypt till the death of Solomon.
1 Kings 11 41
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, aren`t they written in
the book of the acts of Solomon?
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?
And the rest of the matters of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are
they not written on the book of the matters of Solomon?
1 Kings 11 42
The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
And the days that Solomon hath reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel [are] forty
years,
1 Kings 11 43
Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his
son reigned in his place.
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father; and
Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
and Solomon lieth with his fathers, and is buried in the city of David his father,
and reign doth Rehoboam his son in his stead.
1 Kings 12 1
Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
And Rehoboam goeth to Shechem, for to Shechem hath all Israel come to make him
king.
1 Kings 12 2
It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had
fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam lived in Egypt,
And it came to pass when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it (now he was yet in Egypt,
whither he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;
And it cometh to pass, at Jeroboam son of Nebat`s hearing (and he [is] yet in Egypt
where he hath fled from the presence of Solomon the king, and Jeroboam dwelleth
in Egypt),
1 Kings 12 3
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to
Rehoboam, saying,
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and
spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
that they send and call for him; and they come -- Jeroboam and all the assembly of
Israel -- and speak unto Rehoboam, saying,
1 Kings 12 4
Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father,
and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous servitude of thy
father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
`Thy father made hard our yoke, and thou, now, make light [some] of the hard
service of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.`
1 Kings 12 5
He said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. The people departed.
And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people
departed.
And he saith unto them, `Go -- yet three days, and come back unto me;` and the
people go.
1 Kings 12 6
King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he
yet lived, saying, What counsel give you me to return answer to this people?
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father
while he yet lived, saying, How do ye advise to return answer to this people?
And king Rehoboam consulteth with the elders who have been standing in the
presence of Solomon his father, in his being alive, saying, `How are ye counselling
to answer this people?`
1 Kings 12 7
They spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them,
and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
And they spoke to him saying, If this day thou wilt be a servant to this people, and wilt
serve them and answer them and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for
ever.
And they speak unto him, saying, `If, to-day, thou art servant to this people, and
hast served them, and answered them, and spoken unto them good words, then
they have been to thee servants all the days.`
1 Kings 12 8
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the
young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
But he forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with
the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.
And he forsaketh the counsel of the elders which they counselled him, and
consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, who are standing before
him;
1 Kings 12 9
He said to them, What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have
spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people who
have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?
and he saith unto them, `What are ye counselling, and we answer this people, who
have spoken unto me, saying, Lighten [somewhat] of the yoke that thy father put
upon us?`
1 Kings 12 10
The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you tell this people
who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us; thus
shall you speak to them, My little finger is thicker than my father`s loins.
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say
to this people that have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and
lighten thou it for us, -- thus shalt thou say to them: My little [finger] is thicker than my
father`s loins;
And they speak unto him -- the lads who had grown up with him -- saying, `Thus
dost thou say to this people who have spoken unto thee, saying, Thy father made
our yoke heavy, and thou, make [it] light upon us; thus dost thou speak unto them,
My little [finger] is thicker than the loins of my father;
1 Kings 12 11
Now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father
chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
and whereas my father laid a heavy yoke upon you, *I* will add to your yoke: my father
chastised you with whips, but *I* will chastise you with scorpions.
and now, my father laid on you a heavy yoke, and I add to your yoke; my father
chastised you with whips, and I -- I chastise you with scorpions.`
1 Kings 12 12
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come
to me again the third day.
And Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had
appointed saying, Come again to me on the third day.
And they come -- Jeroboam and all the people -- unto Rehoboam, on the third day,
as the king had spoken, saying, `Come back unto me on the third day.`
1 Kings 12 13
The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had
given him,
And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the advice of the old men which
they had given him;
And the king answereth the people sharply, and forsaketh the counsel of the
elders which they counselled him,
1 Kings 12 14
and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy,
but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with
scorpions.
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father made
your yoke heavy, but *I* will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but *I*
will chastise you with scorpions.
and speaketh unto them, according to the counsel of the lads, saying, `My father
made your yoke heavy, and I add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips,
and I -- I chastise you with scorpions;`
1 Kings 12 15
So the king didn`t listen to the people; for it was a thing brought about of Yahweh, that he
might establish his word, which Yahweh spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of
So the king hearkened not to the people; for it was brought about by Jehovah, that he
might give effect to his word, which Jehovah spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to
Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
and the king hearkened not unto the people, for the revolution was from Jehovah,
in order to establish His word that Jehovah spake by the hand of Ahijah the
Shilonite unto Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1 Kings 12 16
When all Israel saw that the king didn`t listen to 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,
Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed to their tents.
And all Israel saw that the king hearkened not to them; and the people answered the king
saying, What portion have we in David? And [we have] no inheritance in the son of Jesse:
To your tents, O Israel! Now see to thine own house, David! And Israel went to their tents.
And all Israel see that the king hath not hearkened unto them, and the people
send the king back word, saying, `What portion have we in David? yea, there is no
inheritance in the son of Jesse; to thy tents, O Israel; now see thy house, O David!`
and Israel goeth to its tents.
1 Kings 12 17
But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over
them.
As to the sons of Israel, those dwelling in the cities of Judah -- over them reign
doth Rehoboam.
1 Kings 12 18
Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and all Israel
stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee
to Jerusalem.
And king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the levy; but all Israel stoned him with
stones, that he died. And king Rehoboam hastened to mount his chariot, to flee to
Jerusalem.
And king Rehoboam sendeth Adoram who [is] over the tribute, and all Israel cast
at him stones, and he dieth; and king Rehoboam hath strengthened himself to go
up into a chariot to flee to Jerusalem;
1 Kings 12 19
So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
And Israel rebelled against the house of David, unto this day.
and Israel transgresseth against the house of David unto this day.
1 Kings 12 20
It happened, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was returned, that they sent and called him to
the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none who followed the house of
David, but the tribe of Judah only.
And it came to pass when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had come back, that they sent
and called him to the assembly, and made him king over all Israel: none followed the
house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
And it cometh to pass, at all Israel`s hearing that Jeroboam hath returned, that
they send and call him unto the company, and cause him to reign over all Israel;
none hath been after the house of David save the tribe of Judah alone.
1 Kings 12 21
When Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, and the tribe of
Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against the
house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
And Rehoboam came to Jerusalem; and he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe
of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men apt for war, to fight against the
house of Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
And Rehoboam cometh to Jerusalem, and assembleth all the house of Judah and the
tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen warriors, to fight with
the house of Israel, to bring back the kingdom to Rehoboam son of Solomon.
1 Kings 12 22
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
And the word of God is unto Shemaiah a man of God, saying,
1 Kings 12 23
Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin,
and to the rest of the people, saying,
Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah
and Benjamin, and to the remainder of the people, saying,
`Speak unto Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of
Judah and Benjamin, and the rest of the people, saying,
1 Kings 12 24
Thus says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers the children of Israel:
return every man to his house; for this thing is of me. So they listened to the word of Yahweh,
and returned and went their way, according to the word of Yahweh.
Thus saith Jehovah: Go not up, nor fight with your brethren, the children of Israel; return
every man to his house, for this thing is from me. And they hearkened to the word of
Jehovah, and returned to depart, according to the word of Jehovah.
Thus said Jehovah, Ye do not go up nor fight with your brethren the sons of Israel;
turn back each to his house, for from Me hath this thing been;` and they hear the
word of Jehovah, and turn back to go according to the word of Jehovah.
1 Kings 12 25
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and lived therein; and he went out
from there, and built Penuel.
And Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from
thence, and built Penuel.
And Jeroboam buildeth Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and dwelleth in
it, and goeth out thence, and buildeth Penuel;
1 Kings 12 26
Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return to the house of David:
And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.
and Jeroboam saith in his heart, `Now doth the kingdom turn back to the house of
David --
1 Kings 12 27
if this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, then will the heart of
this people turn again to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me, and
return to Rehoboam king of Judah.
If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem, the heart of this
people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me,
and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.
if this people go up to make sacrifices in the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem, then
hath the heart of this people turned back unto their lord, unto Rehoboam king of
Judah, and they have slain me, and turned back unto Rehoboam king of Judah.`
1 Kings 12 28
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold; and he said to them, It is too
much for you to go up to Jerusalem: see your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of
Egypt.
And the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold. And he said to them, It is too
much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, Israel, which brought thee up out of
the land of Egypt!
And the king taketh counsel, and maketh two calves of gold, and saith unto them,
`Enough to you of going up to Jerusalem; lo, thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee
up out of the land of Egypt.`
1 Kings 12 29
He set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
And he set the one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
And he setteth the one in Beth-El, and the other he hath put in Dan,
1 Kings 12 30
This thing became a sin; for the people went [to worship] before the one, even to Dan.
And this thing became a sin; and the people went [to worship] before the one, as far as
Dan.
and this thing becometh a sin, and the people go before the one -- unto Dan.
1 Kings 12 31
He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the
sons of Levi.
And he made a house of high places, and made priests from all classes of the people, who
were not of the sons of Levi.
And he maketh the house of high places, and maketh priests of the extremities of
the people, who were not of the sons of Levi;
1 Kings 12 32
Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast
that is in Judah, and he went up to the altar; so did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he
had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month,
like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel,
sacrificing to the calves that he had made; and he placed in Bethel the priests of the
high places that he had made.
and Jeroboam maketh a festival in the eighth month, in the fifteenth day of the
month, like the festival that [is] in Judah, and he offereth on the altar -- so did he
in Beth-El -- to sacrifice to the calves which he made, and he hath appointed in
Beth-El the priests of the high places that he made.
1 Kings 12 33
He went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month,
even in the month which he had devised of his own heart: and he ordained a feast for the
children of Israel, and went up to the altar, to burn incense.
And he offered upon the altar that he had made in Bethel, on the fifteenth day of the
eighth month, in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and he made a feast
for the children of Israel, and he offered upon the altar, burning incense.
And he offereth up on the altar that he made in Beth-El, on the fifteenth day of the
eighth month, in the month that he devised of his own heart, and he maketh a

festival to the sons of Israel, and offereth on the altar -- to make perfume.


Study Questions


How much gold came to Solomon in a year? 10:14

Solomon's throne was made of_________? 10:18
1 Kings 11, 12

Solomon's disobedience was with _____________? 11:1-2

What did Solomon do in his old age? 11:4-8

Who was an adversary to Solomon all his days? 11:23-25

Who was given ten pieces? 11:26-31

How long did Solomon rule over Israel? 11:42

What was the counsel of the old men? 12:4-7

Why did Jeroboam make calves of Gold? 12:26-29