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Chap.viii. and (acrifice of peace-offerings. God, to hearken unto the cry, and to the prayer them, and deliver them to the enemy, fo thay which thy servant prayech before thee to day; . they carry them away captives unto the land of

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this the eneniy, tar or near. house night and day, even toward the place of 47 Yet if they shall i bethink themselves in Hobo which thou hast said, * My name shall be there :/ the land whither they were

carried captives, and bringe that thou mayest hearken untu the prayer which repent, and make lupplication unto thee in the

their besta thy servant shall make it towards this place.

land of them that carried them captives, laying 30 And hearken thou to the fupplication of We have finnedy, and have done perversy, we thy fervant, and of thy people Israel, when they have committed wickedness ; Thall pray / towards this place : and hear thou 48 And so return unto thee with all their in heaven thy dwelling place, and when thou heart, and with all their foul, in the land of heareft u forgive.

their enemies, which lead them away captive 31 (+ If any man trespass against his neigh- and pray unto thee toward their land, which bor, † and an oath be laid upon him, to cause thou gaveft unto their fathers, the city which him to swear, and the wath come before thine thou haft chofen, and the house which I have altar in this house :

built for thy Name: 32 Then hear thou in heaven,and do,and judge 49 Then hear thou their prayer, and their thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring Supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and his way upon his head and justifying he righte-l maintain their i cause. ous, to give him according to his righteousness. 50 And forgive thy people that have finned right?

33 When thy people Israel be liitten down againit thee,and all their transgresions wherein. Heh. before the enemy, becaule they have finned a- they have transgressed against thee, and * sive him

iudgement gainst thee,and shall turn again to thee, and con- them cumpasion before them who carried them Pai? Tess thy Name, and pray, and make fupplicati-captives that they may have compassion on them 106.46. on unto thee in this house:

51 For they be thy people, and thine inheri34 Then hear thoy in heaven and forgive the tance, which thou broughtest forth out of Efin of thy people Ifrael,& bring them again un- gypt, from the midit of the furnace of iron : 10 the land which thou gavest unw their fathers. 52 That thine eyes may be open unto the fup

35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no plication of thy servant, and unto the fupplicarain, because they have finned against thee: if tion of thy people Ifrael, to hearken unto them they pray towards this place, and confels thy l in all that they call for unto thee. Name, and turn from their fin, when thou af 53 For thou didst separate them from among fii Etest them:

all the people of the earth, to be thine inheri36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the tance, * as thou spakest by the hand of Moles * Exod. fin of thy servants, and of thy people Jlrael, that thy kervant, when thou broughtest our fathers 1959 thou teach them the good way wherein they out of Egypt, O Lord GOD. should walk, and give rain upun thy land which 54. And it was so, that when Solomon had thou haft

given to thy people for an inheritance made an end of praying all this prayer and fup37 If there be in the land famine, if there plication unto the LORD, he arose froin before be pestilence, blasting, mildew,locust,or if there the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his be caterpillar, if their enemy besiege them in knees, with his hands spread up to heaven. the land of their n cities, whatloever plague, 55 And he stood and blessed all the congrega whatsoever fickness tbere be:

tion of Ilrael with a loud voice, saying, 38. What prayer and supplication foever be 56 Blesed be the LORD, that hath given rest made by any man: or, by all thy people Ifrael, unto his people Jirael, according to all that he which Ihali know every man the plague

of his promised: there hath not † failed one word of 1 Heb. own heart, and spread forth his hands towards all his good † promile, which he + promised by

+ Heb. this house:

the hand of Moses his servant. 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling 57 The LORD Our God be with us, as he was Jer. 29.10. place, and forgive, and do, and give to every with our fathers : let him not leave us, nor for- t Heb.

pake. man according to his ways, whole heart thou take us : krowelt, (for ihou, even thou only knowest the 58 That he may incline our heart unto him, hearts of all the children of men)

to walk in all his ways, and to keep his com40 That they may fear thee all the dayes that mandments and his tatutes, and his judgements, they live in the land which thou gavelt unto our which he commanded our fathers. fathers,

59 And let these my words wherewith ] have 41 Moreover concerning a stranger that is not made fuppiication before the LORD, be nigh of thy people Ifrael, but cometh out of a far unto the LORD our God, day and night, that countrey for thy Names fake;

het maintain the cause of his fervant, and the Heh. 42 (For they shall hear of thy great Name; and cause of his people Ilrael + at all times, as thu do the

Judgement of thy strong hand,Sc of thy Aretched-out arm) matter shall require:

# Heb. when he shall come and pray towards this houle, 60 That all the people of the earth may know the thing

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, that the LORD is God, do that tbere is none else. of a day in and do according to all that the stranger calleth 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with bis day. tp thee for : that all people of the earth may the LORD our God, to walk in his falutes, and know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people 11- to keep his commandments, as at this day: rael, and that they may know that f this house, 62 7 And * the king, and all

Israel with him, * 2 Chros which I have built, is called by thy Name. offered facrifice before the LORD).

44 ( If thy people go out to battel against 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peacetheir enemy,whithertoever thou shalt lend them, offerings which he offered unto the LORD, two and shall pray unto the LORD + toward the city and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and which thou hast chosen, and toward ihe houlé twenty thousand sheep: to the kings all the chilthat I have built for thy Name :

dren of Israel dedicated the houle of the LORD. 45. Then hear thou in heaven their prayer,and 64.* The same day did the king hallow the 2:Chro. their fupplication, and maintain their li cause. middle of the court that was before the houle of 7.7.

46 If they fin against thee, (* for tb:re is no the LORD:for there he offered burnt-offerings,& man that finnerh tans how be angry with meat-pierings, & the fat of the peace offerings;

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Gods covenant with Solomon,

I Kings. Solomons foleme facrifices. because the brazen altar that was before the them the land of || Cabul unto this day.

I hat is LORD, was too little to receive the burnt-offer 14 And Hiram sent to the king fixscore ta

Hirplcaings, and meat-offerings , and the fat of the lents of guld.

pirty Peace-offerings.

15 | And this is the reafon of the levy which
65 And at that time Solomon held a feast and king Solomon raised, for to build the house of
211 Ifrae! with him, a great congregation, from the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and
the entring in of Hamath, unto the river of El the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megid-
sypi, þetore the LORD our God, leven days and do, and Gezer.
leven days, even fourteen days.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up,
66 On the eighth day he fent the people away: and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and

and they blelled the king, and went unto their llain the Canaanite that dwelt in the city, and osaked. tents joyful and glad of heart, for all the good given it for a prefent unto his daughter, Solo

ness that the LORD had done for David his fer-muns wite.
vant, and for Israel his people.

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-ho-
CHA P. IX.

ron the nether, I Gods covenant in a vilion with

Solomon, to The 18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wildermutual presents of Solomon and Hiram. 15 In nels, in the land. Solomons works tbe Gentiles were his bondmen, 19 And all the cities of store that Solomon tbe Ifraelites bonorable servants, 24 Pbar aobs had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for daughter removerb to ber şouse. 25 Solomons his horsemen, and + that which Solomon defired yearly folemn facrifices. 25 His navy fetcbetb to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in the desire

Heb. goll from Opbir, all the land of his dominion.

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A Mitmed came to pale when Solomon had fi 20. And all the people that were left of the A- pon which

nished the building of the house of the morite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebu- be desired LORD, and the kings house, and all Solomons fite, which moere not of the children of Israel, defire which he was pleased to do :

21 Their children that were left after them 2. That the LORD appeared to Solomon the in the land, whom the children of Israel allo were second time, * as he had appeared unto him at not ableutterly to destroy, upon thule did Sulo

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mon levy a tribute of bond-lervice unto this day 3 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard 22 But of the children of Irael did Solomon

Levit. thy prayer and thy lupplication that thou had make no bond-men: but they were men of war, 5:39.

made before me: I have hallowed this house and his servants, and his princes, & his captains, Chop. which thou hast built, * to put my name there and rulers of his chariots, and his horlemen.

for ever, and mine eyes and mine heart shall be 23 These were the chief of the officers that
there perpetually..

voere over Solomons work, five hundred and fit-
4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David !y,which bare rule over the people that wrought
thy father walked, in integrity of heart and in in the work.
uprightness, to do according to all that I have 24 ļ But * Pharaohs daughter came up out of her ? Chro.
commanded thee, and wilt keep my ftatuies and the city of David,unto her house which Solomon
my judgements :

had built for her : then did he build Millo. Ś Then I will establish the throne of thy 25. And three times in a year did Solomon A 2 Sam. kingdom upon Prael for ever, * as I promised loffer burnt-offerings, and peace-offerings upon

to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he Chron. thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

burnt incente t upon the altar that was before

H Heb. 6 But if ye fall at all turn from following the LORD: lo he finished the houle.

ponit. me, ye or your children, and will not keep my 26 {And king Solomon made a navy of ships, commandments and my statutes, which I have in Ezion-geber, which is befide Eloth, on the

+ Heb. Het before you, but go and serve other gods, and t shore of the Red iea, in the land of Edom.

lir. worship them:

27 And Hiram fent in the navy his fervants, 7. Then will I cut off Israel out of the land mip-men that had knowledge of the lea with the

which I have given them; and this house which servants of Solomon. Jer. I have hallowed * for my name, will I cast out of :: 28 And they came to Ophir, and fet from 7. 13. my fight, and Israel Mall be a proverb,and a by- thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, word amung all people :

and brought it to king Solomon.
8 And at this houle which is high, every one

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that palleth by it shall be astonished, and shall Tbe queen of Sheba Admireth the wisdom of su

hils; and they shall lay, *Why hath the LORD lomon, 14. Solomons gold. 16 His targets. 18 Tbe 29 24.

done thus unto this land, and to this houfe ? throne of'ivory, 21 His vessels. 24 His presents.

9 And they hall answer,Becaule they forlook 27 His chariots and horse. 29 His tribiete. 22.8.

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and have worshipped he LORD,she came to prove him with hard que mai. 12:42 them.

lak. 11.316 LORD brought upon them all this evil.

2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great + 3Cbro. ro And

* it came to pass at the end of twen- t train, with camels that bare fpices, and very i Hehe tv years,when Solomon had built the two houlės, much gold, and precious stones : and when the honso the house of the LORD, and the kings huule, was come to Solomon, the conimuped with him go. u (Now Hiram the king of Tyre

had furnish- of all that was in her heart, ed Solomon with cedar-trees, and fir-trees, and 3 And Solomon told her all her † questions: 't Hed. with gold, according to all his delire) that then there was not any thing hid from the king, words. king Solomon gave Airam twenty cities in the which he told her not. land of Galilee.

4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the Sulonins wildum, and the houle that he had + Heb. cities which Solomon had given him, and they built, were nor H pleased him not.

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Chap. A. xi. Solomons magnificence. his ascent by which he went up unto the house hundred chariots

and twelve thousand forfinen, of the LORD : there was no more fpirit in her. whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots,and 1 Heb. 6 And the said to the king. It was a truet re- with

the king at Jerufalem. 1 OT,

port that I heard in mine own land of thy lats, 27 And the kingtmade tilver to be in Jerusalem Heb. and of thy wisdom.

as stones, and cedars made he to be as the lycu- . ay ingt.

7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, until I more-trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

came and mine eyes had seen it : and behohl,the 289* + And Solomon had horses brought out 9. 28. Heb. half was not told me: thy wisdom and pro- of Egypt, and linen yarn : the kings merchants Heb.

bad the hou hart sperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. received the linen yarn at a price.

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8 Happy, are thy men, happy are thele thy fer 29 And a chariot came up, and went out of orth of podnese

vants, which stand continually before thee, and Egypt for fix hundred shekels, of silver, and an the horses that hear thy wisdom.

horse for an hundred and fifty: and lo for all which was ime, &c 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God,which delight the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of

Heb. ed in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel:be- Syria,did they bring tbem out t by their means. by their cause the LORD loved Israel for ever, there

CHA P. XT.
fore made he thee king, to do judgement and i Solomons wives and concubines, 4 In his old age
justice,

tbey draw lim to idolatry.9God tbreatneth bim.
10 And she gave the king an hundred and 14 Solomons adversaries pere Hadad,vobo was
twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great entertained in Egypt. 23 Rezon, wbu reigned in
nore, and precious stones : there came no more Damascus, 26 and Jeroboam, to ubom Abijah
fuch abundance of spices, as these which the propbecied. 41 Sulomons afts, reign, and deatb:
queen of Sheba gaye tu king Solomon. 93 Bebobo.am.

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Or, plenty of almug-trees and precious stones. rach) women of the Moabites, Ammonites, E-belides.

12 And the king made of the almug-trees domites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

# pillars for the house of the LORD and Tor the 2. Of the nations concerning which the LORD Heb.

kings house, harps allo, and plalteries for fin- said unto the children of Israel, * Ye shall not go Exod. claro. gers: there came nu luch *alnug-trees, nor in to them, neither shall they come in unto 34. 16. 1, 10. were seen unto this day.

you, for turely they will turn away your heart Heb. 13 And king Sulumun gave unto the queen of after their gods : Solo

non clave unto these

in ccording Sheba all her defire whatsoever she asked, besides love. o the and of that which Solomon gave her tot bis royal

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princering so bounty, to the turned, and went to her own fes, and three hundred concubines : and his countrey, she and her fervants.

wives turned away his heart.
14 | Now the weight of gold that came to 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old,
Solomon in one year, was six hundred threescure that his wives turned away his heart after other
and fix talents of gold.

gods : and * his heart was not perfect with the
15 Befides that be bad of the merchant-men, LORD his God, as poas the heart of David his fa-

and of the traffique of the spice-merchants, and ther. 101, of all the kings of Arabia, and of the il govern

5 For Solomon went after * Afhcaroth the god- Judg.2. aplains. Jours of the countrey.

dels of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the a- 13. 1 Sarg.

16 | And king Solomon made two hundred bomination of the Ammunites. 7. 6. targets of beaten gold; fix hundred shekels of 6 And Solomon did evill in the fight of the gold went to one target.

LORD and t went not fully after the LORD, as 17 And be made three hundred shields of bea- did David his father.

fulfilled ten gold,three pound of guld went to one shield: ,7 Then did Solomon build an high place for bor afics:

Deu. 1.36. Chape and the king put them in the house of the fo- chemush the abomination of Moab, in the hill reft of Lebanon.

that is before Jerufalem: and for Molech the aa the

18 | Moreover,the king, made a great throne bomination of the children of Animun. Inder of ivory and over-laid it with the best gold. 8 And likewise did he for all his strange

19 The throne bad fix seps,and the top of the wives, which burnt incense, and sacrificed unto tereof.

throne was round + behind : and there were their gods. Heb.

+ stayes on either fide on the place of the feat, 9 | And the LORD was angry with Solomon,
and two lions stood befide the itayes.

because his heart was turned from the LORD God
20 And twelve lions stood there on the one of Ifrael, * which had appeared unto him twice.
fide, and on the other upon the fix steps: there 10 And * had commanded him concerning this

* Chan. heb.ro was not t the like made in any kingdome. thing, that he should not go after other goris.but

3.5.& 9.2. 21 | And all king Solumuns drinking vessels he kept not that which the LORD comman: Ctiap.6. elements were of gold, and all the vellels of the house of ded. there the forelt of Lebanon were of pure gold, 1 none 1 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon,

were of filver, it was nothing accounted of in Forasmuch as this t is done of thee, 8e thou hast
the dayes of Solomon.

not kept my covenant, and my falutes which I + Hab. 22 For the king bad at rea a navic of Thar- have commanded thee, * I will surely rend the thee. Or, fhish with the navie of Hiram : once in three kingdom from thee and will give it to thy fer- * Chap. phacts years came the navie of Tharshish, bringing guld vant. Or,

and filver, y ivory, and apes, and y peacoks. 12 Notwithstanding, in thy dayes I will not do

23 Su king so non exceeded all the kings it, for Çavid thy fathers fake: but I will rendit deb. of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

out of the hand of thy fun. eg!t the

24 | And all the earth † fought to Solomon, to 13 Howbeit, I will not rend aw ay all the 90f,&c. hear his wifdom which God had put in his heart. kingdom,but will give une tribe to thy fon, for e thing

25. And they brought every man his present, David my servants fake, and for Jurutálenis lake

vessels of filver, and vellels of gold, and gar- which I have chosen. is year ments,and armor, and spices, horses and mules, 14 And the LORD stirred up an adverfiry unta rate year by year.

to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite, he was of the 1 Chro. 26 *And Solomon gathered together chariots, kings feed in Edum.

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His reign and death, Edom, and fuas the capratn of the host was gong fake whom I chofe, because he kept my com, up to bury the Nain, after he had imitten every mandments and my statutes. male in Edom,

35 But *I wiltake the kingdom out of his fons * Chap. 16 (For fix months did Joab remain there with hand and will give it unto thee, even ten

tribes. 12. 15: all Mirael, untill he had cut off every male 35 And unto his son will I give une tribeythag in Edom)

David my fervant nay, have a t light alway be Heb. 17 That Hadad Alcd,he and certain Edomites fore me in Jerusalem, the city which I have cho lampor of his fathers fervants

with him, to go in to Elen me, to put my Name there. gypt, Hadad being yet a little child.

37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign
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out of Midian,and came to according to all that thy foul defireth, and shall
Paran,and i hey took men with them out of Pa- be king over Israel.
ran and they came to Egypt unto Pharaoh,king

38 And it shall be,if thou wilt hearken unto
ef Egypt,which gave him an house, and appoin- all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my
red him victuals, and gave him land.

wayes, and do that is right in my fight, to keep
19 And Haciad found great favour in the fight my statutes and my commandments, as David my
of Pharaoh,lo that he gave him to wife the filter lervant did, that I will be with thee, and build
of his own wife, the filter of Tahpenes the thee a fure house, as I built for David, and will
queen.

give Ifrael unto thec.
20 Apd the fister of Tahpenes bare him Ge 39 And I will for this affict the feed of Da
subath his ton whom Tahpenes weaned in Pha-vid, but not for ever.
rauhs house : and Genubath was in Pharaohs 40 Solomon fought therefore to kill Jeroboa
houshold among the tons of Pharaoh.

am: and Jeroboam arofe,and Aed into Egypt, un
21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David to Shimak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt
Slept with his fathers,sc thar Jab the captain of until the death of Solomn.
the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, + Let 41 | And the rest of the li acts of Solomong . Or,
me depart, that I may go to mine own countrey.

and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not words, ax 5.

22 Then Pharaoh laid unto him,But what hatt written in the book of the acts of Solomon? things. thou lacked with me,that behold thou feekeft to 42 And the t time that Solomun reigned in IH

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Noihing: Howbeit, let me go in any wife. 43 And Solomun lept with his fathers, and 2: 30.

23 | And God stirred him up anotber adver- I was buried in the city of David his father and Matth.
fary,Rezon, the fun of Eliadah, which fed from * Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead. 1.7
his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

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men unto him, and be-77be Ifraelites allembled at Sbechem to crown Recame captain over a band * when David New boboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation 20 18

thein of Zobab:and they went to Damascus, and unto him. 6 Reboboam refusing the old mens
dwelt therein, and reigned in Damaicus. courfel, by tbe advise of young men answeretk

25 And he was an adverlary to Ifrael all the them rougbly, 16 Ten tribes revolting kill Ado-
dayes of Solomon,beside the mischiet that Hadad ram, and make Reboboim to flee. 21 Reboboam
did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over raising all army, is forbidden by Shemajah. 25
Syria.

Feroboam frengt benetb bimselfe by cities, 26 z Chro. 35 1 And Jeroboam the fun of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomons tervant (wbote A Nitael were come to Shechem to make him ****

and by tbe idolsztry of tbe two calves.

Nd* Rehoboam went to Shechem ; for an * 1 Chre. mothers name was Zeruah a widow woman)even he lift up bis hand against the king.,

king, 27. And this was the cause that he lift up bis 2 And it came to pass,when Jeroboam the fun Hab

hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and of Nebat, who was yet in* Egypt, heard of it, Chap.
# repaired the breaches of the city of David his (for he was fled from the prelence of king So-1:40..
father.

lomon,and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt)
23 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man 3 That they fent and called him and Jero-
ofvalour : and Solomon feeing the young man boam, and all the congregation of Israel came

that he t wasinduftrious he made him ruler over and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
tid work
all the t charge of the houle of Jofeph.

4 Thy father made our * yoke grievous : now * Chap.
29 And it came to pass at ibat time, when Je- therefore make thou the grievous service of 4. 7.
roboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet thy father,and his heavy yoke which he put upon
Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way, and us, lighter, and we will lerve thee.
he had clad himlelf with a new garnient: and s And he said unto them, Depart yet for three
they two pere alone in the field.

dayes, then come again to me. And the people
30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that departed.
wus on him, and rent it in twelve pieces. 6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten old men that stood before Solomon his father,
pieces : for thus faith the LORD, the God of 11- while he yet lived, and laid, How do ye advile,
rael,Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the that I may answer this people?
hand of Solomon,and wil give ten tribes to thee. 7. And they spake unto him, saying, If tinou

32 (But he shall have one tribe for my fervant wilt be a feryant unto this people this day, and
Davids lake,& furJerusalems fake, the city which wilt ferve them, and antwer thein, and lpeak
I have chosen out of all the tribes of Ifrael) good words to them, then they will be thy fer-

33 Because that they have forsaken me, and vants for ever.
bave worshipped Ashtorerh the goddess of the 8 But he forfook the counsel of the old men,
Židonians, Chemofh the god of the Moabites, which they had given him, and conlulted with
and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, the young men that were grown up with him,
and have not walked in my wayes to do that and which stood before him.
bobicb is right in mine eyes, and to keep my sta 9 And he said unto them, What counsel give
tuies, and my judgments

as did David his father. ye, that we may answer this people, who have
34 Howbeit, I will not take the whole king- poken to me, saying, Make ihe yoke which thy
dom out of his hand:but I will make him prince father did put upon us, lighter ?

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feroboams Idolatry. with him, spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt 23 Whereupon the king took counsei, and thou speak unto this people that fpake unto made two calves of gold, and lid unto thein, Id thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy,but is too much for you to go up to Jerufalem :* be- * Exmin make thou it lighter unto us : thus Malt thou hold thy gods, o I trael, which brought thee up 32-3 Lay unto them, My little finger shall be thicker out of the land of Egypt. then my fathers loins.

29. And he let the one in Beth-el,and the other 11 And now whereas my father did lade you put he in Dan. with an heavy yoke, I will adde to your yoke : 30. And this thing became a fin : for the my father hath chaltı led you with whips, but I peuple went to worship before the one, even und will chastise you with scorpions.

Dan. 12 | So Jeroboam and all the people came to 3! And he made an house of high places, and

1 Hab. Rehoboam the third day, as the king had ap- made priests of the lowest of the people which pointed, laying, Come to me again the third day. were not of the fons of Levi.

mities 13 And the king answered the people † rough 3? And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the ly; and forfook ihe old mens cuuntel that they | eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the

month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and 14 And spake to them after the counsel of the hell offered upon the altar,(10 did he in Beth-el) N0r, young men, saying, My father made your yoke Il facrificing unto the calves tha he made, weat up, heavy, and I will adde to your yoke: my father and he placed in Beth-e! the priests of the high so ta la also chastised you with whips, but I will chastite places which he had made.

tat, &r. you with scorpions.

33 So he ll offered upon the altar which he had facrifice 15 Wherefore the king hearkned not unto made in Beth-el, the fifteenth day of the eigh'h 11 07, be the people;for the cause was from the LORD, monethoeven in the month which he had diviled a car up that he might perform his faying, which the of his own heart

: an ordained a fealt unto the totale LORD* fpake by Ahijah the Shilonite, unto Je-|| children of Israel, and he offered upon the altar, | Hete roboam the fon of Nebat.

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CHAP. XII.

iaceae hearkned not unto them,

the people answered the 1 Jeroboams band that offered violence to him that king, saying, What portion have we in David ? Propbecied against bis altar at Bibel.wiibereto, neither bave we inheritance in the fun ofJolie:to 6 and at the prayer of tbe propber: is restored. your tents, Ifrael: now fee to thine own house, 7 T be prap bet refusing tbe kings enfertainment David. So Ifrae! departed unto their tents. departetb from Berb-el, ii An old propbe: se

17 But as for the children of Israel which ducing, bim, bringe:b bim back. 20 He is dwell in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned proved by God, 23 Jain by a lion, 25 buried by over them.

ibe old propbet, 3i who confirmetb bis propbecyd 18 Then king Rehoboam fent Adoram, who 33 Jeroboams obstinacy. with ftunes that he died: therefore king deine A Middehold, there came a man.of God out of boam t made ipeed to get him up to his chariut, cl:

and Jerubuanı food by the altar to burn 1101, to flee to Jerusalem.

incente. 19. SU Ifrael Il rebelled against the house of 2 And he cried against the altar in the word Gr. to David unto this day.

of the LORD,and laid, O altar, altar, thus laith

bura (3611 20 And it came to pass when al! Ifrael heard the LORD,Behold, a child + shall be born unto i Hies. that Jeroboam was come again, that they find the houfe of David, Jotiah by name; and upon is born. and called him unto the congregation, and thee shall he offer the priests of the high places * 2 Kings made him king over all Ifrael: there was none that burn incense upon thee, and mens bones that followed the house of David, but the tribe fall be burnt upon thee. of Judah * unely,

3. And he gave a fign the same day, saying. 21 | And wh:n Rehoboam was come to Jeru. This is the tign which the LORD hath (poken": fàlem, he allembled all the house of Judah, with Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that the tribe of Benjamin,an hundred and fourscore are upon it shall be poured out. thousand chofen men, which were warriours, to 4 And it came to.pass when king Jaroboam fight against the house of Israel, to bring the heard the saying of the man of God, which had kingdome again to Rehoboam the son of Sulus cried againit the altar in Beth-e!, that he pug

forth his hand from the altar, laying, Lay hold 22 But * the word of God came unto Shema-l on him: and his hand which he put forth against jah the man of God, saying,

hin, dried up, so that he could not pull it in a23 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon sain to him. king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah, 5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes Pouand Benjamin, and to the remnant of the peo- red out from the altar, according to the ligo ple, laying,

which the man of Gud had given by the word of 24 Thus faith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, the LORD. nor fight against your brethren the children of 6 And the king answered and said unto Israel; return every man to his house, for this the man of God, Intreat now the face of the thing is from me. They hearkned therefore to LORD thy God, and pray for me, that mv the word of the LORD, and returned to depart hand may be restored me again. And the man + Heb.. according to the word of the LORD.

of Gud befought + the LORD, and the kings 25 q'Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount hand was restored again, and became as it was LOKDvi Ephraim, and dwelt therein,and went out from before. thence, and built Penuel.

7 And the king said unto the man of God, 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall come home with me, and refresh thy felt, and I the kingdom return to the houle of David: will give thee a reward.

27. If this people go up to do sacrifice in the 8 And the man of God faid unto the king, If houle of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the thou wilt give me half thine houle, I will noe heart of this people turn again unto their lord, roin with thec, neither will I eat bread, nur even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, &c they shall drink water in this place : killme, 8 go again to Rehoboam king of Judahli o for lo vas it charged me hu the mordofrhal

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