1 Kings 11

1 But King Solomon (Shelomoh) loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh (Paroh), women of the Moavites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

2 Of the nations concerning which יהוה said unto the children of Yisrael, “You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods (elohim).” Solomon (Shelomoh) clave unto these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For it came to pass, when Solomon (Shelomoh) was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods (elohim); and his heart was not perfect with יהוה his God (Elohim), as was the heart of Dawid his father.

5 For Solomon (Shelomoh) went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon (Shelomoh) did evil in the sight of יהוה, and went not fully after יהוה, as did Dawid his father.

7 Then did Solomon (Shelomoh) build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moav, in the hill that is before Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods (elohim).

9 And יהוה was angry with Solomon (Shelomoh), because his heart had turned from יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), who had appeared unto him twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods (elohim); but he kept not that which יהוה commanded.

11 Wherefore יהוה said unto Solomon (Shelomoh), “Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for Dawid your father’s sake; but I will rend it out of the hand of your son.

13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for Dawid My servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)’s sake which I have chosen.

14 And יהוה stirred up an adversary unto Solomon (Shelomoh), Hadad the Edomite; he was of the king’s seed in Edom.

15 For it came to pass, when Dawid was in Edom, and Yoav the captain of the army was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;

16 (For six months did Yoav remain there with all Yisrael, until he had cut off every male in Edom)

17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with him, to go into Egypt (Mitsrayim); Hadad being yet a little child.

18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt (Mitsrayim), unto Pharaoh (Paroh) king of Egypt (Mitsrayim); who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh (Paroh), so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh (Paroh)’s house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh (Paroh)’s household among the sons of Pharaoh (Paroh).

21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt (Mitsrayim) that Dawid slept (rested) with his fathers, and that Yoav the captain of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh (Paroh), “Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.”

22 Then Pharaoh (Paroh) said unto him, “But what have you lacked with me, that, behold, you seekest to go to your own country?” And he answered, “Nothing; howbeit let me go in any wise.”

23 And God (Elohim) stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, who fled from his lord (adon) Hadadezer king of Zobah.

24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when Dawid slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus (Dammeseq), and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus (Dammeseq).

25 And he was an adversary to Yisrael all the days of Solomon (Shelomoh), besides the mischief that Hadad did; and he abhorred Yisrael, and reigned over Syria (Aram).

26 And N45Jeroboam (Yarovam) the son of Nevat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon (Shelomoh)’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king; Solomon (Shelomoh) built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of Dawid his father.

28 And the man Jeroboam (Yarovam) was a mighty man of valour; and Solomon (Shelomoh) seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph (Yosef).

29 And it came to pass at that time when Yarovam went out of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), that the prophet Achiyah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clothed himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.

30 And Achiyah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces.

31 And he said to Jeroboam (Yarovam), “Take you ten pieces, for thus saith יהוה, the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael): ‘Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon (Shelomoh), and will give ten tribes to you;’

32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant Dawid’s sake, and for Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)’s sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisrael;)

33 Because that they have forsaken Me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god (elohim) of the Moavites, and Milcom the god (elohim) of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways, to do that which is right in Mine eyes, and to keep My statutes and My judgments, as did Dawid his father.

34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him prince all the days of his life for Dawid My servant’s sake, whom I chose, because he kept My commandments and My statutes;

35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand, and will give it unto you, even ten tribes.

36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that Dawid My servant may have a light alway before Me in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), the city which I have chosen Me to put My name there.

37 And I will take you, and you shalt reign according to all that your soul desireth, and shalt be king over Yisrael.

38 And it shall be, if you wilt hearken unto all that I command you, and wilt walk in My ways, and do that is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as Dawid My servant did; that I will be with you, and build you a sure house, as I built for Dawid, and will give Yisrael unto you.

39 And I will for this, afflict the seed of Dawid, but not forever.’”

40 Solomon (Shelomoh) sought therefore to kill Yarovam. And Jeroboam (Yarovam) arose, and fled into Egypt (Mitsrayim), unto Shishak king of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and was in Egypt (Mitsrayim) until the death of Solomon (Shelomoh).

41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon (Shelomoh), and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon (Shelomoh)?

42 And the time that Solomon (Shelomoh) reigned in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) over all Yisrael was forty years.

43 And Solomon (Shelomoh) slept (rested) with his fathers, and was buried in the city of Dawid his father; and N40Rehoboam (Rechavam) his son reigned in his stead.