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For 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 the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

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Bible References

When solomon

1 Kings 11:42
Solomon ruled over all Israel from Jerusalem for forty years.
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites left Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, during the month Ziv (the second month), he began building the Lord's temple.
1 Kings 9:10
After twenty years, during which Solomon built the Lord's temple and the royal palace,
1 Kings 14:21
Now Rehoboam son of Solomon ruled in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king and he ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord chose from all the tribes of Israel to be his home. His mother was an Ammonite woman named Naamah.

His wives

1 Kings 11:2
They came from nations about which the Lord had warned the Israelites, "You must not establish friendly relations with them! If you do, they will surely shift your allegiance to their gods." But Solomon was irresistibly attracted to them.
Deuteronomy 7:4
for they will turn your sons away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the Lord will erupt against you and he will quickly destroy you.
Deuteronomy 17:17
Furthermore, he must not marry many wives lest his affections turn aside, and he must not accumulate much silver and gold.
Nehemiah 13:26
Was it not because of things like these that King Solomon of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. But the foreign wives made even him sin!

His heart

1 Kings 11:6
Solomon did evil in the Lord's sight; he did not remain loyal to the Lord, like his father David had.
1 Kings 6:12
"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my rules, observe my regulations, and obey all my commandments, I will fulfill through you the promise I made to your father David.
1 Kings 8:61
May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the Lord our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."
1 Kings 9:4
You must serve me with integrity and sincerity, just as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations.
1 Kings 15:3
He followed all the sinful practices of his father before him. He was not wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord his God, as his ancestor David had been.
2 Kings 20:3
"Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, and how I have carried out your will." Then Hezekiah wept bitterly.
1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one's thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.
1 Chronicles 29:19
Make my son Solomon willing to obey your commands, rules, and regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations."
2 Chronicles 17:3
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed in his ancestor David's footsteps at the beginning of his reign. He did not seek the Baals,
2 Chronicles 25:2
He did what the Lord approved, but not with wholehearted devotion.
2 Chronicles 31:20
This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah. He did what the Lord his God considered good and right and faithful.
2 Chronicles 34:2
He did what the Lord approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.

General references

Exodus 34:16
and you then take his daughters for your sons, and when his daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will make your sons prostitute themselves to their gods as well.
Judges 3:6
They took the Canaanites' daughters as wives and gave their daughters to the Canaanites; they worshiped their gods as well.

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