Solomon

Solomon

 
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  • Then the LORD raised up Hadad the Edomite, a member of Edom's royal family, to be an enemy against Solomon. - 1 Kings 11:14


  • God also raised up Rezon son of Eliada to be an enemy against Solomon. Rezon had fled from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah, - 1 Kings 11:23


  • Rezon was Israel's bitter enemy for the rest of Solomon's reign, and he made trouble, just as Hadad did. Rezon hated Israel intensely and continued to reign in Aram. - 1 Kings 11:25


  • Another rebel leader was Jeroboam son of Nebat, one of Solomon's own officials. He came from the city of Zeredah in Ephraim, and his mother was Zeruah, a widow. - 1 Kings 11:26


  • This is the story behind his rebellion. Solomon was rebuilding the Millo* and repairing the walls of the city of his father, David.2 - 1 Kings 11:27


  • Jeroboam was a very capable young man, and when Solomon saw how industrious he was, he put him in charge of the labor force from the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.*3 - 1 Kings 11:28


  • Then he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten of these pieces, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon, and I will give ten of the tribes to you! - 1 Kings 11:31


  • For Solomon has abandoned me and worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians; Chemosh, the god of Moab; and Molech, the god of the Ammonites. He has not followed my ways and done what is pleasing in my sight. He has not obeyed my laws and regulations as his father, David, did. - 1 Kings 11:33


  • " `But I will not take the entire kingdom from Solomon at this time. For the sake of my servant David, the one whom I chose and who obeyed my commands and laws, I will let Solomon reign for the rest of his life. - 1 Kings 11:34


  • But I will punish the descendants of David because of Solomon's sin--though not forever.' " - 1 Kings 11:39


  • Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but he fled to King Shishak of Egypt and stayed there until Solomon died. - 1 Kings 11:40


  • The rest of the events in Solomon's reign, including his wisdom, are recorded in [The Book of the Acts of Solomon.] - 1 Kings 11:41


  • Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years. - 1 Kings 11:42


  • When Solomon died, he was buried in the city of his father, David. Then his son Rehoboam became the next king. - 1 Kings 11:43


  • When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of Solomon's death, he returned from Egypt,* for he had fled to Egypt to escape from King Solomon.1 - 1 Kings 12:2


  • Then King Rehoboam went to discuss the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. "What is your advice?" he asked. "How should I answer these people?" - 1 Kings 12:6


  • "Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the people of Judah and Benjamin, - 1 Kings 12:23
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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