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The temple filled with glory. 2 CHRONICLES, VI. Solomon's prayer to God.

12 Also a the Levites, which were the B. C. 1004. | servant David my father that which thou singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman,

hast promised him: and spakest with of Jeduthun, with their sons and their a1 Ch. 25. 1. thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with brethren, being arrayed in white linen, 61 Ch. 22. 9. thine hand, as it is this day. having cymbals and psalteries and harps, verse 4, 1, 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, stood at the east end of the altar, and d2 Sa. 7. 12. keep with thy servant David my father that with them an hundred and twenty priests

1 Ki. 2. 4.

which thou hast promised a him, saying, soundinge with trumpets ;)

*** 6:12. There shall not Bfail thee a man in my sight 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeterse1 Ch. 15. 24. to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that and singers were as one, to make one I sound Ps. 68.25. thy children take heed to their way to walk to be heard in praising and thanking the Ba man be in my law, as thou hast walked before me. LORD; and when they lifted up their voice cut off. L. 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, with the trumpets and cymbals and instru. Ps. 132. 12. let thy word be verified, which thou hast ments of music, and praised the LORD, Re. 5.8..14. spoken unto thy servant David. saying, Fork he is good; for his mercy eno hi Ch.16.34. 18 But will God in very deed dwell dureth for ever: that then the house was fill

41. with i men on the earth? Behold,k heaed with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; |Ps.CXXXVI. ven and the heaven of heavens cannot 14 So that the priests could not stand to

i Ex.29.45,46

contain thee; how much less this house minister by reason of the cloud; for the glo

Ps. 68. 18. which I have built! .

k chap. 2. 6. ! ry of the LORD had filled the house of God.

Is. 66. 1.

: | 19 Have respect, therefore, to the prayer CHAPTER VI.

Ac. 7. 49.

of thy servant, and to his supplication, O THENm said Solomon, The LORD hath | chao. 7.2. | LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry said that he would dwell in the thick Ex. 40.35. and the prayer which thy servant prayeth darkness."

Eze. 10. 4. before thee: 2 But I have built an house of habita Re. 15. 8. | 20 That thine eyes may be openo upon tion for thee, and a place for thy dwell. m1 Ki. 8. 12, this house day and night, upon the place ing for ever.

&c. | whereof thou hast said that thou would

n Le. 16. 2. 3 And the king turned his face, and bless. |

Ps. 18. 11.

· . est put thy name there; to hearken unto edp the whole congregation of Israel: and

Na. 1. 3.

| the prayer which thy servant prayeth all the congregation of Israel stood: 9

He. 12. is. Ir toward this place. 4. And he said, Blessed be the LORD Ps. 121.4.1 21 Hearken, therefore, unto the supplicaGod of Israel, whor hath with his hands » Nu.6.23..27 tions of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, fulfilled that which he spake with his 9 Ne. 8. 5. which they shall : make toward this place : mouth to my father David, saying,

yor, in. hear thou from thy dwellingplace, even 5 Since the day that I brought forth my Lú.1.68..70. from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive. people out of the land of Egypt, I choses


22 If a man sin against his neighbour, no city among all the tribes of Israel to

schap. 30.27.

and San oath be laid upon him to make build an house in, thatt my name might

She require

him swear, and the oath come before

this be there; neither chose I any man to be

I thine altar in this house ;

an oath a ruler over my people Israel :

of him.

| 23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem,“ that my t De 12.5.11.) and judge thy servants, by requiting the name might be there; and have chosen u chap. 12. 13. wicked, by recompensing his way upon his Davidw to be over my people Israel.. v 2 Ki. 9. 26. own head; and by justifying the righteous, by

7 Now* it was in the heart of David Ps. 10. 14. giving him according to his righteousness. my father to build an house for the name Je.28.16,17. 24 And if thy people Israel ben put to of the LORD God of Israel.

51.56. the worse before the enemy, because they 8 But the LORD said to David my | w1 Ch. 28. 4. have sinned against thee, and shall return

* 2 Sa.7.2, &c father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart


C and confess thy name, and pray and make to build an house for my name, thou

nor, smitten.

* supplication before thee in this house ; didst well in that it was in thine heart:

25 Then y hear thou from the heavens,

O or, toward. 9 Notwithstanding, thou shalt not

y Ps. 106. 40..

and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, build the house ; but thy son which shall

2. and bring them again unto the land which come forth out of thy loins, he shall z1 Ki.17 & 18, thou gavest to them and to their fathers. build the house for my name.

Is. 5.6. 26 When the heaven is shut up, and there 10 The LORD therefore hath performed a 1 Ch.29. 23. is no rain, because they have sinned his word that he hath spoken ; for I am 01 Ch. 17.11. against thee; yet if they pray toward this risen up in the room of David my father, cch. 5. 7, 10. place, and confess thy name, and turn from and am seta on the throne of Israel, as the d Je. 5. 24. I their sin, when thou dost afflict them;

Eze. 34. 26. LORD promised, and have built the house. Ez | 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and

Hos.2.21,22 for the name of the LORD God of Israel :

elki.8.22, &c

forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy 11 And in it have I put the ark, where

Isch.20.52.13people Israel, when thou hast taught them in is the covenant of the LORD, that he Joel 1.4,11: the good way wherein they should walk; and made with the children of Israel.

2.25. send rain d upon thy land, which thou hast 12 Ande he stood before the altar of the the length given unto thy people for an inheritance. LORD, in the presence of all the congrega- thereof, fc. 28 If there be dearths in the land, if tion of Israel, and spread forth his hands. 1 land of there be pestilence, if there be blasting,

13 (For Solomon had made a brazen their gates. or mildew, locusts, e or caterpillars; if scaffold of five cubits « long, and five cubitsh chap.32.24. their enemies besiege them in the acities broad, and three cubits high, and had set Ja. 5. 13. of their land; whatsoever sore,k or whatit in the midst of the court; and upon it

iNe. 8. 4.
k Ps. 32. 2..6.

soever sickness there be; he stood,i and kneeled down upon his knees | *

| 29 Then what prayer or what supplication

142. 1, 2. before all the congregation of Israel, and l Ex. 15. » " soever shall be made of any man, or of all

soever shall be spread forth his hands toward heaven)

De. 4. 39.

thy people Israel, when every one shall * 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there 7.9. know his own sore and his own grief, and is? no god like thee in the heaven, nor in mor, toward. shall spread forth his hands m in this house; the earth; which m keepest covenant, and I'm Ne. 1.5. 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy shewest mercy unto thy servants, that Da. 9. 4. dwellingplace, and forgive, and" render unwalk before thee with all their hearts : n Ps. 62. 12. to every man according unto all his ways, 15 Thou which hast kept with thy |

whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only


God's answer by fire.

2 CHRONICLES, VIl. God's promises and threats. knowest the hearts of the children of men :) | B. C. 1004. | 5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in –

of twenty and two thousand oxen, and thy ways, B so long as they live y in the Ball the | an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. land which thou gavest unto our fathers. days which. So the king and all the people dedicated

32 Moreover concerning the a stranger, yupon the the house of God. hich is not of thy people Israel. but is face of

6 And the priests waited on their offices : come from a far country for thy great a 13.56.3,6,7. theo Levites also with instruments of name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and John 10.16. music of the LORD, which David the king thy stretched out arm; if they come and : arm: if they come and Ac.8.27.39. had made to praise the LORD, because

Ep.2.12,13. pray in this house;

:| his mercy endureth for ever, when David

b1Ch. 15.16.) 33 Then hear thou from the heavens,

Ps. 87. 7.

praised by their 8 ministry; and the even from thy dwellingplace, and do

priests sounded trumpets before them,

& hand, according to all that the stranger calleth

and all Israel stood. to thee for; that alld people of the earth cchap. 5. 12. my Moreover, Solomon hallowed the mid

d Ps. 46. 10. may know thy name, and feare thee, as

10. | dle of the court that was before the house

e Je. 10. 7. doth thy people Israel, and may know

of the LORD: for there he offered burnt

thy name that $ this house which I have built is siny? offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings,

is called called by thy name.

upon this

se the brazen altar which Solomon 34 If thy people go out to wars against


had made was not able to receive the burnt their enemies by the way that thou shalt coh 14 11 19 | offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat. send them, and they pray unto thee toward - 20.4.&c) 8 Also, at the same time, Solomon kept this city which thou hast chosen, and the a los 13 351 the feast seven days, and all Israel with him. house which I have built for thy name; h Ps. 9.3, 4. a very great congregation, from the enter

35 Then hear thou from the heavens nor, right. ing in of Hamathg unto the river of Egypt. their prayer and their supplication, and

9 And in the eighth day they made a

O restraint. maintain their n cause..

solemn o assembly : for they kept the i Ec. 7. 20.

or they kept the 36 If they sin against thee, (for i there is

Ja. 3. 2.

| dedication of the altar seven days, and no man which sinneth not,) and thou be

1 John 1.8. the feast seven days. angry with them, and deliver them over

| 10 And on the three and twentieth day

K they that before their enemies, and K they carry them “ take them

of the seventh month he sent the people away captives unto a land far off or near; captives

away into their tents, glad and merry in 37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the carry them heart for the goodness that the LORD land whither they are carried captive, and away. had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, turn and pray unto thee in the land of their , bring back and to Israel his people. captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have to their 11 Thusk Solomon finished the house of done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;.


the LORD, and the king's house: and all 38 If they return to thee with all their x 1 Ki.9.1, &c. that came into Solomon's heart to make heart and with all their soul in the land ? Je.29.12..14 in the house of the LORD, and in his own of their captivity, whither they have car." Da 6, 10. | house, he prosperously effected. ried them captives, and pray toward their

12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon land, which thou gavest unto their fathers,

och. 6. 26, 28.
Ps: 107'34' | by night, and sa

| by night, and said unto him, I have heard and toward the city which thou hast Da 9.16..19 | thy prayer, andhave chosen this place chosen, and toward the house which Il.

to myself for an house of sacrifice.

Mor, right. have built for thy name:

113 'If I shut up heaven that there be 39 Then® hear thou from the heavens,

v upon whom

no rain, or if I command the locusts to

my name even from thy dwellingplace, their prayer is called.

devour 'the land, or if I send pestilence and their supplications, and maintain Ja 4. 10.

among my people; their le cause, and forgive thy people ; Ac. 9. 11.

| 14 If my people v which are called by which have sinned against thee.

Is. 45. 19.

my name, shall humble themselves, and 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, La.3.40, 41. pray," and seeks my face, and turn from thine eyes be open, and let thine ears bé t Is. 59. 20. their wicked ways; then u wil I hear attent runto the prayer that is made in uch. 6.27,30. from heaven, and will forgive their sin, this place.

# to the and will heal their land. 41 Now therefore arise, v O LORD God, prayer of | 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and into thy resting w place, thou, and the ark this place. mine ears attent runto the prayer that of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD v Ps.132.8,&c is made in this place. God, be clothed with salvation, and let w 1 Ch. 28. 2. 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified thy saints rejoice in goodness.

| Is. 66. 1. this house, that my name may be there 42 O LORD God, turn not away the face * Ne... 25;, for ever: and mine eyes and inine heart

Ps.65.4,11.. of thine anointed: remember the y mer

1. shall be there perpetually.

Zec. 9. 17. cies of David thy servant.

And as for thee. if thou wilt walk

y Is. 55. 3. CHAPTER VII.

z1 Ki.8.54.&c. before me, as David thy father walked, NOW: when Solomon had made an end a Ex. 29. 43. and do according to all that I have comof praying, the fire a came down from Le. 9. 24. manded thee, and shalt observe my staheaven, and consumed the burnt offering! Ju. 6. 21. I tutes and my judgments; ... and the sacrifices; and the gloryb of the 1 Ki. 18. 38. 18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy LORD filled the house. .

1 Ch. 21. 26.

kingdom, according as I have covenanted

Mal. 3. 1, 2. 2 And the priests could not enter into

with David thy father, saying, There shall

6 ch.5. 13, 14. the house of the LORD, because the glory 0:

34: not p fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel. of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.

19 Butc if ye turn away, and forsake

I 3 And when all the children of Israel

up be cut off
to thee."

my statutes and my commandments, saw how the fire came down, and the glory.

which I have set before you, and shall go

cLe.26.14,&c of the LORD upon the house, they bowed De: 28 38 and serve other gods, and worship them; themselves with their faces to the ground a chap 20.21.) 20 Then will I pluck them up by the upon the pavement, and worshipped, and 1 Ch.16.41. roots out of my land which I have given praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; Ps. 103. 17. them; and this house, which I have sancford his mercy endureth for ever.

136. 1. | tified for my name, will I cast out of my 4 Then the king and all the people of He.7.24,25. sight, and will make it to be a proverb fered sacrifices before the LORD.

- land a byword among all nations.

Mat. 12. 42. ANDg when the queen OL

Solomon's buildings, fc. 2 CHRONICLES, VIII. Visit of the Queen of Sheba.

21 And this house, which is high, shall | B.C. 992. | prepared unto the day of the foundation be an astonishment to every one that

of the house of the LORD, and until it passeth by it; so that he shall say, a Why a Je. 22. 8, 9. was finished: so the house of the LORD hath the LORD done thus unto this land, 01 Ki.9.26.27. was perfected. and unto this house?

1. 17 Then went Solomon to Ezion-ge

c Elath, 22 And it shall be answered, Because

| ber, and to Eloth,at the sea side in the

De, 2.8. they forsook the LORD God of their fa

2 Ki. 14. 22.

land of Edom. thers, which brought them forth out of

"1. 18 Anda Huram sent him, by the hands of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other dch. 9. 10, 13. his servants, ships, and servants that bad gods, and worshipped them, and servede Ec. 2.8. knowledge of the sea; and they went with them: therefore hath he brought all this

| the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took evil upon them.

1Ki.9.10,&c thence four hundred and fifty talents of CHAPTER VIII.

y 1 Ki.10.1,&c gold,e and brought them to king Solomon. AND/ it came to pass at the end of twenty

CHAPTER IX. years, wherein Solomon had built the Lu. 11. 31. 1 AND 9 when the queen of sh

Sheba heard house of the LORD, and his own house, h No. 34. 8. 1 of the fame of Solomon, she came to

2 That the cities which Huram had re 2 Sa. 8. 3. prove Solomon with hard questions at Jestored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and

rusalem, with a very great company, and

i Pr. 18. 4. caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Ja. 1. 5.

camels that bare spices, and gold in abund3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah,

ance, and precious stones: and when she and prevailed against it.

| k Jos. 16.3, 5. was come to Solomon, she communed 4 And he built Tadmor in the wilder

1 Ch. 7. 24. with him of all that was in her heart. ness, and all the store cities, which he B the desire

2 And Solomon told her alli her ques. built in Hamath.

of Solomon tions: and there was nothing hid from 5 Also he built Beth-horonk the upper, which he. Solomon which he told her not. and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities,

1 Ec. 2.4, &c.

3 And when the queen of Sheba had with walls, gates, and bars; .

seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the 6 And Baalath, and all the store cities yor, butlers. house that he had built, that Solomon had, and all the chariot

m 1 Ki. 7. 2.

4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and

Ca. 4. 8.

of his servants, and the attendance of his miall B that Solomon desired to build in Je

nisters, and their apparel; his Y cupbearers rusalem, and in Lebanon, m and through. 8 word. also, and their apparel; and his ascent by out all the land of his dominion.

which he went up into the house of the 7 As for all the people that were left of

Sor, suyings.

1LORD; there was no more spirit in her. the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the n Ps. 31. 19. 5 And she said to the king, It was a true Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Je- Jog, 16. 10. report which I heard in mine own land busites, which were not of Israel,

17. 13. of thine S acts, and of thy wisdom; 8 But of their children, who were left

6 Howbeit, I believed not their words, after them in the land, whom the children

v Ps.72.18,19.

until I came, and mine eyes had seen it : of Israel consumed not, them did Solo- | 91 Ki. 9. 23. and, behold, then one half of the greatmon make to pay tribute ó until this day. 11 Ki. 3. 1. ness of thy wisdom was not told me: for 9 But of the children of Israel did šolo.

7.8. thou exceedest the fame that I heard. mon make no servants for his work; but

81 Ki. 3. 28.

1.7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these they were men of war, and chief of his

Pr. 21. 3.

thy servants, which stand continually captains, and captains of his chariots and

before thee, and hear thy wisdom. horsemen.

t Ps.72.10,15. 8 Blessed P be the LORD thy God, which 10 And these were the chief of king - Ec. 2. 8. delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, Solomon's officers, even two hundred

to be king for the LORD thy God: because

n holiness. and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

thy God loved Israel, to establish them 11 And Solomon brought up the daugh- v chap. 8. 18. for ever, therefore made he thee king over ter” of Pharaoh out of the city of David 10 John 10. 23.) them, to do judgment and justice. unto the house that he had built for her:

9 And she gave the king an hundred

x1 Ki. 10. 11. for he said, My wife shall not dwell in

and twenty talents of gold, and of spices

almug. the house of David king of Israel, be

great abundance, and precious stones : cause the places are n holy whereunto the y Ex. 29. 38. neither was there any such spice as the ark of the LORD hath come.

queen of Sheba gave king Solomon. 12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings

O highways,

10 And the servants also of Huram, and

or, stays. unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD,

the servants of Solomon, which v brought which he had built before the w porch, | - Ps. 92. 3. gold from Ophir, brought* algum trees

13 Even after a certain rate every y day, | Re. 6. 8. and precious stones. offering according to the commandment

14. 2.

1. 11 And the king made of the algum trees of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new a Ex. 23. 14. terraces to the house of the LORD, and moons, and on the solemn feasts, three a De. 16. 16. to the king's palace, and harps ? and psal. times in the year, even in the feast of un- och. XXIV. teries for singers: and there were none leavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, XXV. such seen before in the land of Judah. and in the feast of tabernacles.

| 12 And king Solomon gave to the queen

cl Ch.9. 17. 14 And he appointed, according to the

". I of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she

26.1. order of David his father, the courses

asked, beside that which she had brought of the priests to their service, and the Kwas the unto the king: so she turned, and went away Levites to their charges, to praise and command. to her own land, she and her servants. minister before the priests, as the duty of ment of 13 Now the weight of gold that came every day required; the portersc also by

David the

to Solomon in one year was six hundred their courses at every gate; for so k had

man of God. and threescore and six talents of gold; , David the man of God commanded.

a Ps. 68. 29.1 14 Beside that which chapmen and 15 And they departed not from the com

merchants brought. And all thed kings mandment of the king unto the priests

dor, cap

of Arabia and a governors of the country

tains. and Levites, concerning any matter, or

brought gold and silver to Solomon. concerning the treasures.

ech. 12.9, 10. 15 And king Solomon made two hun16 Now all the work of Solomon was

- dred targetse of beaten gold: six hundred


Solomon's riches and power. 2 CHRONICLES, XI. Rehoboam succeeds Solomon. shekels of beaten gold went to one target. | B. C. 992. 1 5 And he said unto them, Come again 16 And three hundred shields made he of

- unto me after three days. And the peobeaten gold; three hundred shekels of gold a Pr. 12. 15. ple departed. went to one shield: and the king put them

19. 20.

6 And king Rehoboam took a counsel in the house of the forest of Lebanon. 0 Job 12. 12, with the old men that had stood before 17 Moreover, the king made a great throne

Solomon his father d while he yet lived, of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. c1 Ki. 7.2. saying, What counsel give ye me, to re

18 And there were six steps to the a Pr. 27. 10. | turn answer to this people ? throne, with a footstool of gold, which were

7 And they spake unto him, saying, If fastened to the throne, and B stays on each Bhands. thou be kind to this people, and please side of the sitting place, and two lions

them, and speake good words to them, standing by the stays;

e Pr. 15.1.

they will be thy servants for ever. 19 And twelve lions stood there on the Is. 30. 1.

8 But he forsook the counsel which the one side and on the other upon the six

old men gave him, and took counsel with steps. There was not the like made in

shut up.

the young men that were brought up any kingdom.

| 8 or, there

with him, that stood before him. 20 And all the drinking vessels of king

was no

9 And he said unto them, What advice Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels silver in give ye, that we may return answer to of the house of the forest of Lebanon were them. this people, which have spoken to me, of y pure gold: & none were of silver; it

saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy was not any thing accounted of in the | Šor, ele. father did put upon us ? days of Solomon.

phants' 10 And the young men that were 21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish


brought up with him spake unto him, saywith the servants of Huram : every three


ing, Thus shalt thou answer the people years once came the ships of Tarshish, 4.30.'&c] that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father bringing, gold, and silver, Śivory, and

made our yoke heavy, but make thou it apes, and peacocks.

n laded.

somewhat lighter for us ; thus shalt thou 22 Ando king Solomon passed all the

say unto them, My little finger shall be kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

h Pr. 19. 27.

thicker than my father's loins. 23 And all the kings of the earth sought

11 For whereas my father n put a heavy the presence of Solomon, to hear his wis | i Ge. 15. 18. yoke upon you, I will put more to your dom that God had put in his heart.

1 Ki. 4. 21. yoke: my father chastised you with whips, 24 And they brought every man his

Ps. 72. 8.

| but I will chastise you with scorpions. present, vessels of silver, and vessels of

O i. e. Ex

12 So Jeroboam and all the people gold, and raiment, harness, and spices,


came to Rehoboam on the third day, as horses and mules, a rate year by year. .

the king bade, saying, Come again to me 25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls k ch.1.15..17. on the third day. for horses and chariots, and twelve thou- 1 Ki. 10.27, 13 And the king answered them roughsand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the

& and king Rehoboam" forsook the chariot cities, and with the king at Jeru

counsel of the old men, salem.


14 And answered them after the advice 26 And he reigned i over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the

of the young men, saying, My father made 1 Is.30.12,13.

your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. m De. 2. 30. my father chastised you with whips, but

27 And k the king « made silver in Je- 1 Sa. 2. 25. I will chastise you with scorpions. rusalem as stones, and cedar trees made Is. 19. 14. 15 So? the king hearkened not unto the he as the sycamore trees that are in the n1 Ki.11.41.. people; form the cause was of God, that low plains in abundance.

43. the LORD might perform his word, which 28 And they brought unto Solomon

01 Ki. 11. 31.

he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shihorses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

lonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 29 Now* the rest of the acts of Solomon,

d words.

1.16 And when all Israel saw that the first and last, are they not written in the

king would not hearken unto them, the a book of Nathan the prophet, and in the

p1 Ki. 11. 29

people answered the king, saying, What prophecy, of Ahijah r the Shilonite, and

portion have we in David ? and we have in the visions of Iddo the seer against a chap. 12.15. none inheritance in the son of Jesse : Jeroboam the son of Nebat ?


every man to your tents, O Israel: and 30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem

r 2 Sa. 20. 1.

now, David, see to thine own house. So over all Israel forty years.

| all Israel went to their tents. 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, s1 Ki.12.1,&c 17 But as for the children of Israel that and he was buried in the city of David his

dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam father: and Rehoboam his son reigned


1 reigned over them.

Ju. 9. 1. in his stead.

18 Then king Rehoboam sent HadoCHAPTER X.

u 1 Ki. 4. 6. ram," that was over the tribute ; and the AND: Rehoboam went to Shechem:t 5. 14. children of Israel stoned him with stones for to Shechem were all Israel come to Adoniram. that he died: but king Rehoboam M made make him king.

speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee 2 And it came to pass, when" Jeroboam v1 Ki. 11.26, to Jerusalem. the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt,

40 19 And w Israel rebelled against the whither he had fled from the presence

house of David unto this day. of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jero- Metre

ened himboam returned out of Egypt..

CHAPTER XI. 3 And they sent and called him. So


AND. when Rehoboam was come to Jeroboam and all Israel came, and spake w Pa 89. 30. Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of to Rehoboam, saying,

**&c. Judah and Benjamin an hundred and 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous ;

fourscore thousand chosen men, which now, therefore, ease thou somewhat the

#1 Ki. 12.21,

were warriors, to fight against Israel, grievous servitude of thy father, and his

that he might bring the kingdom again heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we y Pr. 21. 30. to Rehoboam. will serve thee.

-T2 Buty the word of the LORD came

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Separation of the ten tribes. 2 CHRONICLES, XII. Rehoboam's fall and death. to Shemaiah a the man of God, saying | B. C. 975. 1. 3 With twelve hundred chariots, and 3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of So-

threescore thousand horsemen: and the lomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel a chap. 12. 5. people were without number that came in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

6 chap. 16. 8. with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, b the 4 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not Ge. 13. 8. Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians. go up nor fight against your brethren : dchap. 10.15.) 4 And he took the fenced cities which return every man to his house; ford this Ps. 33. 11. pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem. thing is done of me. And they obeyed

e chap: 11. 2.

5 Then came Shemaiahe the prophet to the words of the LORD, and returned

fchap. 15. 2. Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, from going against Jeroboam.

g Je.13.15,18.

that were gathered together to Jerusalem 5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, Ja 4. 6. 10:1 because of Shishak, and said unto them, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken

h Ex. 9. 27. 6 He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam,

me, and therefore have I also left you in and Tekoa,

i 1Ki.21.28,29 the hand of Shishak. . y And Beth-zur, and Shoco, and Adullam, k Is.22.10,11.] 6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and 8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

i Le.26.41,42| the king humbled ø themselves; and they 9 An

nish, and Azekah, mchap.17.19. said, Thek LORD is righteous. 10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and He

Bor, a little

| Andi when the LORD saw that they bron, which are in Judah and in Benja while.

humbled themselves, the word of the min fenced cities..

LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They

n Ne.9.36,37 11 And he fortified k the strong holds, 9:36,37. bave humbled themselves, therefore! I

Is. 26. 13. and put captains m in them, and store of

will not destroy them, but I will grant victual, and of oil and wine.

| y presented them B some deliverance; and my wrath 12 And in every several city he put shields themselves. I shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem and spears, and made them exceeding strong, De.28.47,48 by the hand of Shishak. .... having Judah and Benjamin on his side. p Nu.35.2.&c.] 8 Nevertheless they shall be his" servants :

13 And the priests and the Levites that le chan. 13. 9 that they may know my service, and the were in all Israel y resorted to him out of

service of the kingdoms of the countries. all their coasts.

rch.9.15, 16.

9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up

81 Ki. 12. 31. 14 For the Levites left their P suburbs,

against Jerusalem, and took away the

13. 33. and their possession, and came to Judah

treasures of the house of the LORD, and

t Le. 17. 7. and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his

the treasures of the king's house; he took

De. 32. 17. sons had cast them off a from executing

1: he carried away also the shields of

1 Co. 10. 20. the priest's office unto the LORD : 15 And he ordained him priests for the

50:1 gold which r Solomon had made. 41 Ki. 12. 28.

10 Instead of which king Rehoboam

14. 9. high places, and for the devils, and for Ho. 13.2. made shields of brass, and committed them the calves " which he had made.

1 r2 Sa. 8. 18. | to the hands of the chief" of the guard, that 16 And after them, out of all w the wchan. 15.9. kept the entrance of the king's house. tribes of Israel, such as set their hearts 30. 11, 18.1. 11 And when the king entered into the to seek the LORD God of Israel, came Ps. 84. 5..7. house of the LORD, the guard came and to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD «chap. 12. 1. fetched them, and brought them again God of their fathers.

| ych.33.12,13. into the guard chamber. 17 So they strengthened* the kingdom Is. 57. 15.1 12 And when y he humbled himself, the of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son 1 Pe. 5. 6. wrath of the LORD turned from him, that of Solomon strong, three years : for three 8 or, and yet he would not destroy him altogether : years they walked in the way of David in Judah 8 and also in Judah things went well. and Solomon.

there were 13 So king Rehoboam strengthened 18 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath good things, himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for the daughter of Jerimoth, the son of Da-l chap. 19. 3. Rehoboam was one and forty years old vid to wife, and Abihail the daughter of

Ge. 18. 24. I when he began to reign, and he reigned

1 Ki. 14. 13. Eliab the son of Jesse ;

seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city 19 Which bare him children; Jeush, *1 Ki. 15. 2. | which the LORD had chosen out of all the and Shamariah, and Zaham.

She is

tribes of Israel, to put his name there. 20 And after her he took Maachah: the

called Mi.

And his mother's name was Naamah, an daughter of Absalom, which bare him Abi- |

chaiah the

Ammonitess. jah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

of Uriel,

14 And he did evil, because he $ pre21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the chan. 13. 2. pared not his heart a to seek the LORD. daughter of Absalom above all his wives

1 15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and and his concubines: (for he took eighteen

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last, are they not written in the n book of wives, and threescore concubines; and a De. 5. 29. Shemaiah 6 the prophet, and of Iddo c the begat twenty and eight sons, and three Eze. 33. 31.

seer, concerning genealogies ? And there score daughters.)

n words. were wars between Rehoboam and Jero22 And Rehoboam maded Abijah the son

boam continually.

b verse 5. of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his

16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers,

cchap. 9. 29. brethren: for he thought to make him king. dchan: 12. 16: and was buried in the city of David : and

23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of De.21.15..17 Abijah e his son reigned in his stead. all his children throughout all the coun

el ki. 14. 31.) - CHAPTER XIII. tries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every


Now in the eighteenth year of king Jefenced city; and he gave them victual in Iki 15.1.&c roboam began A bijah to reign over Judah. abundance. And he desired many wives.

2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. CHAPTER XII.

O a multitude | His mother's name also was Michaiah AND it came to pass, when Rehoboam

of wives.

the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there had established" the kingdom, and had y chap.11.20. was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. strengthened himself, hei forsook k the hchap.11.17. | 3 And Abijah_* set the battle in array law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

il Ki. 14. 22.

with an army of valiant men of war, even 2 And it came to pass, that in the fifth * De.32.15,18 four hundred thousand chosen men : Jero

K bound to boam also set the battle in array against Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because gether. him with eight hundred thousand chosen they had transgressed against the LORD,

men, being mighty men of valour.

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