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Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies,
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of
Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and
The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king did not
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the
It happened that when the priests came from the holy place,
Now then send and gather to me all Israel at
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over
So she said to Elijah, “
Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Please
His father had never
Now therefore, command that they cut for me
Then Nathan spoke to
Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the
But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty men, and
The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had
So he returned from following him, and took the pair of oxen and sacrificed them and
So now come, please let me
“For the Lord will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.
Now therefore, behold,
“Behold, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.”
His house where he was to live, the other court inward from the hall, was of the same workmanship.
He said to her, “Give me your son.” Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
Now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.
Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself
When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, “Blessed be the Lord today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people.”
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “
She said to him, “My lord, you swore to your maidservant by the Lord your God, saying, ‘
(Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
The doorway for the
So Bathsheba went in to the king in the bedroom. Now
So he went after the man of God and found him sitting under
The king of Israel went out and
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.
Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah.
As for you now, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
Otherwise it will come about,
“The Lord has said that
They told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself
Then Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adonijah shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne’?
Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm.
Behold, while she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in.
Then the Lord raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the
(for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),
Of Jezebel also has the Lord spoken, saying, ‘
Then King David said, “Call Bathsheba to me.” And she came into the king’s presence and stood before the king.
So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they
He will give up Israel
So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message which you have sent me; I will do
He called to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am
Then the woman said to Elijah, “
that Hadad fled
These are their names: Ben-hur, in the
Has this thing been done by my lord the king, and you have not shown to your
Then the king
The king vowed and said, “
When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying,
“What portion do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Now look after your own house, David!”
So Israel departed to their tents.
Then Solomon said, “
Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who
For it came about,
So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself
When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house over him with fire, and
All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.
Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon
Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.”
He said, “
My servants will bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea
So the king did not listen to the people;
Now, O Lord my God,
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to
He said, “What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?” So
He said, “
As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were not of the sons of Israel,
Then King Rehoboam sent
They arose from Midian and came to
But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Because it was
For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it with fire, and killed the
Now Hadad found great favor
So the king
“Now you also know what Joab the
But the word of God came to
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower
The Lord heard the voice of Elijah,
The foundation was of costly stones, even large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.
The sister of Tahpenes bore his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh’s house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh’s house among the sons of Pharaoh.
He also built the stories against the whole house, each five
Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
It came about when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, that they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel.
He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band,
Moreover, the king made a great throne of
Ben-deker in Makaz and
Then Pharaoh said to him, “But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?” And he answered, “Nothing; nevertheless you must surely
Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it.
God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have
and all the storage cities which Solomon had, even
And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar.
The one woman said, “Oh, my lord,
Then Elijah said to the people, “I
For a command came to me
besides that from the traders and the
Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when
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 was of silver; it was not considered
All the people went up after him, and the people
Ben-abinadab, in all
It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.
Then the king said, “
The king said to them, “Take with you
Now this was the reason why he
All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon,
Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed and came to
Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (
Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
Then King David said, “Call to me
“Concerning this house which you are building,
Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet
‘Thus says the Lord, “You must not go up and fight against your
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other half followed Omri.
Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne and be king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
Baana the son of Ahilud, in
King Solomon also built a
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, “Amen! Thus may the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say.
It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”
Then the king of Israel said, “Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king’s son;
He said to him, “
So they cried with a loud voice and
There I have set a place for the ark,
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of
He said, “O Lord, the God of Israel,
because of his sins which he sinned, doing evil in the sight of the Lord,
For they also built for themselves
All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at
But the people who followed Omri prevailed over the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. And Tibni died and Omri became king.
He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in relays; they were in Lebanon a month and two months at home. And
Now the Lord has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for
In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel and reigned twelve years; he reigned six years at
Zadok the priest then
Now it was told Solomon, saying, “Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’”
It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that
For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and
Now the word of the Lord came to
Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in
Yet have regard to the
Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord, and
When Baasha heard of it,
While he was still speaking, behold,
Micaiah said, “Behold, you shall see on that day when you
There were also
Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why
For Solomon went after
There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and
Then Solomon built a high place for
He bought the hill
Now it came about, as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of the Lord came to the prophet who had brought him back;
So with the stones he built an altar in
It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that
So Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold. And he drew chains of gold across the front of the inner sanctuary, and he overlaid it with gold.
Now the servants of the king of Aram said to him, “
As soon as
Moreover, the king’s servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May
When midday was past, they
Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother; and Elijah said, “See, your son is alive.”
He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five
from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “
who have kept with Your servant, my father David, that which You have
and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have
Then he said, “Please speak to Solomon the king, for he will not
There were nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.
Baana the son of
So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.
As for the house which King Solomon built for the Lord, its length was sixty
So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty
The king has also sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have made him ride on the king’s mule.
So he made the pillars, and two rows around on the one network to cover the capitals which were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the other capital.
Then all the elders of Israel came, and
It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lily blossom; it could hold two thousand baths.
For he had dominion over everything
So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels
The time that Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years; and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.
They went to
So Solomon’s builders and
Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;
The capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.
This woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on it.
He overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “
ten fat oxen, twenty
Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord
So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and
Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha were secretaries;
It came about after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey for him, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel
Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “
And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled to him,
These were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was
Then they took the ox which
When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
And Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; and
Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all
Now a certain man of
Now therefore, O God of Israel, let Your word, I pray, be confirmed
Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead,
Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that which You have
So he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, along with the evil that Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Aram.
Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak to the king for you.”
but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which He said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water”; your body shall not come to the grave of your fathers.’”
These were the
There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the
Five cubits was the one wing of the cherub and five cubits the other wing of the cherub; from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing were ten cubits.
Ahab also made
Now when he had gone,
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above.
He took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house, and
The Lord said to him, “
Then the king said, “Give
When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne.”
In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became king over all Israel at Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years.
Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”
They brought up the ark of the Lord and
Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam,
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had
The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits
So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house and drank water.
the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and
As for you,
So his servants said to him, “Let them seek a young virgin for my lord the king, and let her
Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for
Then he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, inner and outer sanctuaries.
It came about as soon as he was king, he struck down all the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam
He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and
And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, “It is the man of God, who
“Let there be a
Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not follow the Lord fully, as David his father had done.
Then the other woman said, “No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” But
“Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the
On the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished.
So Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah and reigned in his place.
It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row.
“You know that
The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he
Now therefore, do not let him go unpunished,
The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!’ But you shall speak to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had
There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
They also brought barley and straw for the horses and
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “
He made the hall of the
The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”
But the rest fled to
Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and told it in the city where
“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold,
He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and
Then he made
The other cherub was ten cubits; both the cherubim were of the same measure and the same form.
and on the borders which were between the
It came about when Ahab heard these words, that
And this house will become
Under its brim
The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other cherub.
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him
So he erected an altar for Baal in
The king said, “Get me a sword.” So they brought a sword before the king.
Now it happened
When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
All the doorways and doorposts had squared artistic frames, and window was opposite window in three ranks.
This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the
And they will say, ‘
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and
Then it happened as often as the king entered the house of the Lord, that the
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled it.
So He said, “
The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.
Micaiah said, “
Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
Now each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and its four feet had supports; beneath the basin were cast supports with wreaths at each side.
He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inner and outer sanctuaries.
Also for the house
Nevertheless I did not believe the
Then he said to them, “
He said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Behold,
He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey.
So he said to them, “What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”
Then he found another man and said, “Please
Its opening inside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.
Do this thing: remove the kings, each from his place, and put captains in their place,
and say, ‘Thus says the king, “
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah—none was exempt—and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had built. And King Asa built with them
Then he said to him, “Because you have not listened to the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have departed from me,
Now behold, there came
The word of the Lord came to him, saying,
Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.
So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw
Now it came about after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became sick; and his sickness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.
He said, “
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.
Elijah came near to all the people and said, “
Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold,
Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, “
Now I am making one request of you; do not
So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food
But Jonathan replied to Adonijah, “No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king.
Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in
And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and
The Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived,
Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “
Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that You, O Lord, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.”
The sons of Israel were mustered and were provisioned and went to meet them; and the sons of Israel camped before them like two little flocks of goats,
When Ahab saw Elijah,
So he said, “You know that
“Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house
After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire
So King Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and prostrated himself
He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was
“When they sin against You (for
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne; then he
“Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is
So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
therefore behold, I am bringing calamity on the house of Jeroboam, and
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord, “
Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to
Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “
Now therefore, as the Lord lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and
He lay down and slept under a
Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, “
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’
It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
Then he said, “I have something to say to you.” And she said, “Speak.”
Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
He laid his body in his own grave, and they mourned over him, saying, “
Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.”
So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “Surely it is the king of Israel,” and they turned aside to fight against him, and Jehoshaphat cried out.
It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and
“Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel,
Ben-hadad said to him, “
whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel,
So Solomon dismissed Abiathar from being priest to the Lord, in order to fulfill
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did and
So he said,
“I saw all Israel
Scattered on the mountains,
And the Lord said, ‘These have no master.
Let each of them return to his house in peace.’”
So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and
All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
The people who were camped heard
So she said, “
“Arise, go to
He said, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because
Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
But she said, “
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel at Tirzah, and reigned two years.
So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son became king in his place.
Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, “
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways,
Then he said, “
“Inasmuch as I
Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise now, and
Then Zimri went in and struck him and put him to death in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and became king in his place.
King Solomon answered and said to his mother, “And why are you asking Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah?
Then King Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, “May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has
Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt to
Now the news came to Joab,
Ahab called Obadiah
When Elijah heard it,
The king has also said thus, ‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who
Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold,
and seat two
and because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and
And he said, “Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time.
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days at Tirzah. Now the people were camped against
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.
Now the king of Israel said to his servants, “Do you know that
So King Solomon
Then she said, “I am making one small request of you;
Now when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” But his hand which he stretched out against him dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.
So in the twentieth year of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Asa began to reign as king of Judah.
He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go back” seven times.
Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man,
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon, and they have come up from there rejoicing,
Then all the guests of Adonijah were terrified; and they arose and each went on his way.
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not
So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son became king in his place.
And he said to Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?” And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “
Then he gave a
Moreover, the word of the Lord through
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and
The Lord said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and
It will come about when I leave you
Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God and the king.”
because they have forsaken Me, and
Behold, I will bring evil upon you, and
After this event Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but
Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And
Now the men
Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, “Thus says Ben-hadad,
He said, “What
The Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that.
you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and
When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message.
But Micaiah said, “
They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there),
But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid me
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of
Jezebel his wife said to him, “
Ahaziah the son of Ahab
then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You gave to their fathers.
When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.
So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is
And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in
For thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘The
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.
It shall come about, the
Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.
Now she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made
And now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here.”’
So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel
Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might which he
“Also concerning the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your name’s sake
then hear in heaven and act and judge Your servants,
After he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, saying, “When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried;
Ahab said to Elijah, “
Then the king of Israel replied, “Tell him, ‘
When Ben-hadad heard this message, as
Elijah said, “
It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold,
He reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem; and
The king said to the man of God, “Please
Then the messengers returned and said, “Thus says
He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel,
It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire
So they divided the land between them to
He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and
I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever
Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah
Now the Lord had said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to
The angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.”
He said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore
In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to
While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone.” And the king of Israel said to him, “So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it.”
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, “Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.”
“Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel,
When he came to the king, the king said to him, “Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?” And he
Jeroboam’s wife did so, and arose and went to
Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from
So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days.
Then it will be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by observing My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then
But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might which he showed and how he warred, are they not written
He did evil in the sight of the Lord and
The altar also was split apart and the
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, “How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating
Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, “
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”
and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, “May
Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him
for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin,
Solomon made all the furniture which was in the house of the Lord:
And now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here”’; he will then kill me.”
Now the king sent and called for
and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and
All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, “Go up to Ramoth-gilead and prosper, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.”
Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and
Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my servants go with your servants in the ships.” But Jehoshaphat was not willing.
So he made two doors of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.
Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the Lord, 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep.
But for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a
Ahab said, “By whom?” So he said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.’” Then he said, “Who shall
When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.”
As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.”
It was told King Solomon that Joab had fled to the tent of the Lord, and behold, he is beside the altar. Then Solomon
hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, in order
“When Your people go out to battle against
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.’”
So the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back, and he came to the city of the old prophet to mourn and to bury him.
The king said to him, “
So he said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you a vineyard in its place.’ But he said, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’”
The remnant of
They went out at noon, while
As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, ‘Guard this man; if for any reason he is missing,
Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha,
So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them.
So he went another way and did not return by the way which he came to Bethel.
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, “Please observe and
So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers;
Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “
But the man of God said to the king, “
For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance,
He said to him, “It is I. Go, say to your master, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and
Now you, arise, go to your house.
Now Hiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram finished doing all the work which he performed for King Solomon in the house of the Lord:
Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.
The king of Israel replied, “It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.”
So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, “Tell my lord the king, ‘All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I cannot do.’” And the messengers departed and brought him word again.
The king also said to Shimei, “
Their father said to them, “
but about this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you, and they will search your house and the houses of your servants; and
Then they sent word to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is dead.”
The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, “Men have come out from Samaria.”
All the elders and all the people said to him, “Do not listen or consent.”
On the same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord, because there he
On the top of the stand there was a circular form half a
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
On the eighth day he sent the people away and they blessed the king. Then they went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had
The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariot wheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.
and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and
He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
(for they will hear of Your great name
The four wheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
So Benaiah came to the tent of the Lord and said to him, “Thus the king has said, ‘Come out.’” But he said, “No, for I will die here.” And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, “Thus spoke Joab, and thus he answered me.”
For on the day you go out and
So also he made for the entrance of the nave four-sided doorposts of olive wood
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their
But King Solomon shall be blessed, and
So the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by the Lord and solemnly warn you, saying, ‘You will know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere, you shall surely die’? And you said to me, ‘The word which I have heard is good.’
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many;
the two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the
And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that He may maintain the
And he stood and
It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and had returned.
Shimei then said to the king, “The word is good. As my lord the king has said, so your servant will do.” So Shimei lived in Jerusalem many days.
that they may
Then he hastily took the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him that he was of the prophets.
He carved on it cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the engraved work.
Why then have you not kept the oath of the Lord, and the command which I
Thus I will afflict the
Then he set the stands, five on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.
Now there were four supports at the four corners of each stand; its supports were part of the stand itself.
and the ten stands with the ten basins on the stands;
Then they spoke to him, saying, “
then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their