1 Kings 11
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1 Kings 11
And Sovereign Shelomoh loved many foreign women in addition to the daughter of Pharaoh: Mo`abite, Ammonite, Edomite, Tsidonian, and Hittite women;
from the nations of whom YHWH had said to the children of Yisra'el, 'You do not go into them, and they do not go into you, for they shall certainly turn away your hearts after their mighty ones.' Shelomoh clung to these in love.
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
And it came to be, when Shelomoh was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other mighty ones. And his heart was not perfect with YHWH his Elohim, as was the heart of his father Dawid.
And Shelomoh went after Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Tsidonians, and after Milkom the abomination of the Ammonites.
Thus Shelomoh did evil in the eyes of YHWH, and did not follow YHWH completely, like his father Dawid.
Then Shelomoh built a high place for Kemosh the abomination of Mo'ab, on the hill that is east of Yerushalayim, and for Molek the abomination of the children of Ammon.
And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and slaughtered to their mighty ones.
Therefore YHWH was enraged with Shelomoh, because his heart had turned away from YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el, who had appeared to him twice,
and had commanded him concerning this word, not to go after other mighty ones. But he did not guard what YHWH had commanded.
And YHWH said to Shelomoh, 'Because you have done this, and have not guarded My covenant and My laws, which I have commanded you, I shall certainly tear the reign away from you and give it to your servant.
'Only, I do not do it in your days, for the sake of your father Dawid. Out of the hand of your son I shall tear it.
'Only, I shall not tear away all the reign but give one tribe to your son for the sake of my servant Dawid, and for the sake of Yerushalayim which I have chosen.'
And YHWH raised up an adversary against Shelomoh, Hadad the Edomite. He was of the seed of the sovereign in Edom.
And it came to be, when Dawid was in Edom, and Yo'ab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom -
Yo'ab remained there with all Yisra'el for six months, until every male in Edom was cut off -
that Hadad fled to go to Mitsrayim, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while Hadad was still a little child.
And they arose from Midyan and came to Paran, and took men with them from Paran and came to Mitsrayim, to Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, who gave him a house, and ordered food for him, and gave him land.
And Hadad found much favour in the eyes of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Sovereigness Tahpenes.
And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house. And Genubath was in the house of Pharaoh among the sons of Pharaoh.
And Hadad heard in Mitsrayim that Dawid slept with his fathers, and that Yo'ab the commander of the army was dead, and Hadad said to Pharaoh, 'Let me go to my land.'
And Pharaoh said to him, 'But what have you lacked with me, that you are now seeking to go to your own land?' And he answered, 'No, but please let me go.'
And Elohim raised up another adversary against him, Rezon son of Elyada who had fled from his master, Hadadezer sovereign of Tsobah,
and gathered men to him and became commander over a raiding band, when Dawid slew those of Tsobah. And they went to Damascus and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.
And he was an adversary of Yisra'el all the days of Shelomoh - besides the trouble that Hadad caused - and he was hostile to Yisra'el and reigned over Aram.
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And a servant of Shelomoh, Yarob`am son of Nebat, an Ephrayimite from Tseredah, whose mother`s name was Tseru`ah, a widow, also lifted up a hand against the sovereign.
And this is what caused him to lift up a hand against the sovereign: Shelomoh had built Millo, repairing the breaks in the City of Dawid his father.
And the man Yarob'am was a brave man. And Shelomoh, seeing that the young man was doing his work well, made him the officer over all the compulsory labour of the house of Yoseph.
And it came to be at that time, when Yarob'am went out of Yerushalayim, that the prophet Ahiyah the Shilonite met him on the way. And he was wearing a new garment, and the two were alone in the field.
And Ahiyah took hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces,
and said to Yarob'am, 'Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus said YHWH, the Elohim of Yisra'el, 'See, I am tearing the reign out of the hand of Shelomoh and shall give ten tribes to you,
but he shall have one tribe for the sake of My servant Dawid, and for the sake of Yerushalayim, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisra'el.
`Because they have forsaken Me, and bow themselves to Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Tsidonians, to Kemosh the mighty one of the Mo`abites, and to Milkom the mighty one of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways - to do what is right in My eyes, and My laws and My right-rulings, as did his father Dawid.
'But I do not take all the reign out of his hand, because I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of My servant Dawid, whom I chose because he guarded My commands and My laws.
'And I shall take the reign out of his son's hand and give it to you, the ten tribes.
'And to his son I give one tribe, so that My servant Dawid shall always have a lamp before Me in Yerushalayim, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My Name there.
'So I take you, and you shall reign over all that your being desires, and you shall be sovereign over Yisra'el.
'And it shall be, if you obey all that I command you, and shall walk in My ways, and do what is right in My eyes, to guard My laws and My commands, as My servant Dawid did, then I shall be with you and build for you a steadfast house, as I built for Dawid, and shall give Yisra'el to you.
'And because of this I humble the seed of Dawid, but not forever.''
And Shelomoh sought to kill Yarob'am, but Yarob'am rose up and fled to Mitsrayim, to Shishaq sovereign of Mitsrayim, and was in Mitsrayim until the death of Shelomoh.
And the rest of the acts of Shelomoh, all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Shelomoh?
And the days that Shelomoh reigned in Yerushalayim over all Yisra'el was forty years.
So Shelomoh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of Dawid his father, and Rehab`am his son reigned in his place.
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