THE THIRD BOOK OF KINGS
1Kings and 2Kings were originally one book.
The word Jew is not used once, because the Jews are not of Israel, they are of Cain and of Esau.
It is not known who wrote these two books of Kings, but in them there are several references to 'recorders', men who were appointed to record genealogies and historical events for posterity. (1Ki 4:3 2Ki 18:18)
The crown of David passed to many kings in direct succession for about 400 years after David's death, and these two books of Kings give a complete record of their names and succession, in many instances coupled with a brief history of their reign and relationship to Yahweh. In addition to the Kings in direct succession to David, another line of rulers was set up when the tribes became divided after Solomon's death; their names are also in these books.
The books of Samuel record that after 7 years as King over the house of Judah (Judah and Benjamin) David was acknowledged King by the remaining 10 tribes (house of Israel) thus making one united Kingdom. During the further 33 years of David's reign, making 40 in all, the Kingdom grew and prospered in face of aggression from the surrounding heathen peoples (Canaanites and Edomites).
David passed the prosperous God-fearing nation to his son Solomon.
Solomon loved Yahweh and prayed for wisdom to rule His people. He built the Temple.
In his old age his heart turned from Yahweh and married strange wives of other races and worshiped their gods. As a result, Yahweh rent the nation in two (1Ki 11:9-11). This was demonstrated to one of Solomon's captains, Jeroboam, by the prophet Ahijah who tore his robe in 12 pieces, giving 10 to Jeroboam and keeping 2 for the line of David. These are known as the 2 houses of Israel and Judah. The house of Israel was the 10 northern tribes of Israel (known also as the dispersed nations and the uncircumcision) and the house of Judah was the southern kingdom of Judah and Benjamin (known as the circumcision). The house of Israel are also those Israelites referred to as the 'lost' sheep, because they did not return to their land after the Assyrian invasion and deportation. They lost and forgot their heritage and God.
This book of Kings shows clearly how, in the national life of the chosen people, prosperity and blessing contrasted with disruption and calamity, according to which side they yielded themselves in this test between Yahweh's ways and Satan's.
During the period of the divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah, the succession in the Kingdom of Judah passed in a direct line, but in the Kingdom of Israel, the first King was a soldier and the succession thereafter was often a question of military might.
Although there were periods of religious revival in the Kingdom of Judah, the kings and peoples in the Kingdom of Israel continued without intermission in idol worship and all the corrupt practices connected with it. Not one king did right in the sight of Yahweh.
Since kings and peoples persistently disobeyed Yahweh's laws and ignored the warnings of His messengers the prophets, it was only inevitable punishment followed.
This is referred to as the divorce. This began in 745 BC when Yahweh sent the Assyrians to punish and carry them off into captivity. The house of Israel was the first to go, as well as many of the fenced cities of the Kingdom of Judah.
For another 120 years Yahweh continued, through the prophets, to warn Judah that the same fate awaited them unless they turned from their wicked ways. They did not listen and so Yahweh sent Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in campaigns centering in 604 BC. The temple was destroyed, its treasures looted and King Zedekiah was blinded and his sons were killed.
Witness of the prophets to kings and people
It is against this background that Yahweh's mercy and care for His people stand out. He continued to send them messages through the prophets. At no time did Yahweh leave His people without witnesses to His existence, nor fail to warn them of their own dangers in neglecting Him.
Adonijah seeks kingship
Solomon anointed king
1Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
1:2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Shunen. In the area of the tribe of Issachar.
1:4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
Adonijah was the fourth son of David.
2Samuel 3:4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth,
1:6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast you done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.
Septuagint: 6 And his father never at any time checked him, saying, Why hast you done thus? and he was also very handsome in appearance, and his mother bore him after Absalom.
1:7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.
1:8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
1:9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:
1:10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.
1:11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?
1:12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray you, give you counsel, that you mayest save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.
1:13 Go and get you in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not you, my lord, O king, swear unto your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?
7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of Yahweh my God:
8 But the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: you shalt not build an house unto My name, because you hast shed much blood upon the earth in My sight.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
1:14 Behold, while you (Bathsheba) yet talkest there with the king, I (Nathan) also will come in after you, and confirm your words.
1:15 And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.
1:16 And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest you?
1:17 And she said unto him, My lord, you swarest by Yahweh your God unto your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.
1:18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, you knowest it not:
1:19 And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon your servant hath he not called.
1:20 And you, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon you, that you shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
1:21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.
1:22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.
1:23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
1:24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast you said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?
1:25 For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.
1:26 But I, even I your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon, hath he not called.
1:27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and you hast not shewed it unto your servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?
1:28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.
1:29 And the king sware, and said, As Yahweh liveth, that hath redeemed (ransomed, rescued, delivered) my soul out of all distress,
1:30 Even as I sware unto you by Yahweh God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.
1:31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth (ground), and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
1:32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
1:33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:
1:34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
1:35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.
1:36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen (so be it): Yahweh God of my lord the king say so too.
1:37 As Yahweh hath been with my lord the king, even so be He with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.
1:38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
1:39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
1:40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth (ground) rent with the sound of them.
1:41 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?
1:42 And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for you art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.
1:43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
1:44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:
1:45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang (echoed) again. This is the noise that ye have heard.
1:46 And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.
1:47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better (more glorious) than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be Yahweh God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.
1:49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
1:50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
He didn't think they would kill him there in the tent of meeting (tabernacle).
1:51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
1:52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.
1:53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to your house.
David's last words and death
1Kings 2:1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
2:2 I go the way of all the earth (land): be you strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;
2:3 And keep the charge of Yahweh your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you mayest prosper in all that you doest, and whithersoever you turnest thyself:
Deuteronomy 29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
Joshua 1:7 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded you: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you mayest prosper whithersoever you goest.
2:4 That Yahweh may continue His word which He spake concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
2Samuel 7:25 And now, O Yahweh God, the word that You hast spoken concerning Your servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as You hast said.
2:5 Moreover you knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
2Samuel 3:39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: Yahweh shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
18:5 And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.
18:12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.
18:14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with you. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
2:6 Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
Proverbs 20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
2:7 But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at your table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom your brother. (2Sam 17:27-29)
2Samuel 19:31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.
2:8 And, behold, you hast with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by Yahweh, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.
2Samuel 19:23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.
2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you art a wise man, and knowest what you oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring you down to the grave with blood.
2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
Acts 2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
2:11 And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. (2 Sam 5:4, 1 Chr 29:26-27)
2:12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.
2:13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest you peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
2:14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto you. And she said, Say on.
2:15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from Yahweh.
2:16 And now I ask one petition of you, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
2:17 And he said, Speak, I pray you, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say you nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
Marrying a former king's wife or concubine was seen as an attempt to claim that king's rights.
2:18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for you unto the king.
2:19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat (of honor) to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
2:20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of you; I pray you, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say you nay.
2:21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother to wife.
2:22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.
2:23 Then king Solomon sware by Yahweh, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.
2:24 Now therefore, as Yahweh liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
2:25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him (Adonijah) that he died.
2:26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, unto your own fields; for you art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put you to death, because you barest the ark of Yahweh GOD before David my father, and because you hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
2:27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto Yahweh; that he might fulfil the word of Yahweh, which He spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
11 And Yahweh said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.
13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
Abiathar was the last of the house of Eli. Yahweh keeps His word.
2:28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of Yahweh, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
Joab also thought he wouldn't be killed if he was in the tabernacle.
2:29 And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of Yahweh; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.
2:30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of Yahweh, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me.
2:31 And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that you mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
2:32 And Yahweh shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
2:33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from Yahweh.
2:34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.
2:36 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build you an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.
2:37 For it shall be, that on the day you goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, you shalt know for certain that you shalt surely die: your blood (guilt) shall be upon your own head.
2:38 And Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord the king hath said, so will your servant do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.
2:39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, your servants be in Gath.
2:40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
2:41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.
2:42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make you to swear by Yahweh, and protested unto (warned) you, saying, Know for a certain, on the day you goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that you shalt surely die? and you saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.
2:43 Why then hast you not kept the oath of Yahweh, and the commandment that I have charged you with?
2:44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which your heart is privy to, that you didst to David my father: therefore Yahweh shall return your wickedness upon your own head;
2:45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before Yahweh for ever.
2:46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
A prayer for wisdom
Solomon's wise decision
1Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity (became related by marriage) with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
3:2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of Yahweh, until those days.
3:3 And Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And you shalt love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
30:16 In that I command you this day to love Yahweh your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you mayest live and multiply: and Yahweh your God shall bless you in the land whither you goest to possess it.
3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
The Temple was not complete yet, so they sacrificed in these high places. Later on the high places became pagan worship sites.
3:5 In Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give you.
3:6 And Solomon said, You hast shewed unto Your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before You in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; and You hast kept for him this great kindness, that You hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
2Chronicles 1:8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.
3:7 And now, O Yahweh my God, You hast made Your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
3:8 And Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
3:9 Give therefore Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Your so great a people?
3:10 And the speech pleased Yahweh, that Solomon had asked this thing.
3:11 And God said unto him, Because you hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of your (hated) enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
3:12 Behold, I have done according to your words: lo, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like unto you.
3:13 And I have also given you that which you hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto you all your days.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
3:14 And if you wilt walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.
3:15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Not necessarily whores, harlots are also inn keepers.
3:17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
3:18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
3:19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
3:20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
Inside the shirt at the waist.
3:21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
3:22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is your son. And this said, No; but the dead is your son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
3:23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and your son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but your son is the dead, and my son is the living.
3:24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
3:25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels (compassion) yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor your, but divide it.
3:27 Then the king answered and said, Give her (the real mother) the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared (were in awe of) the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.
Court officials appointed
The household provisions
1Kings 4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
4:2 And these were the princes (officials) which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host (army): and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:
4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers (prefects, deputies): and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer (a chieftain, a class of priests that administered to the king), and the king's friend:
4:6 And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram (Adoram) the son of Abda was over the tribute (forced labor).
4:7 And Solomon had twelve officers (prefects) over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
4:8 And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:
4:9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
4:10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
4:11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained (governed) Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the place that is beyond Jokneam:
4:13 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained (governed) the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained (governed) the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
Numbers 32:41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.
Deuteronomy 3:4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had (governed) Mahanaim:
4:15 Ahimaaz was (governed) in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai was (governed) in Asher and in Aloth:
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:
4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
4:19 Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the (former) country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer (prefect) which was in the land.
This was conquered territory. Hence, former land of the Amorites.
4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
End of chapter 4 in the Hebrew texts.
(Chapter 5:1) 4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
Psalm 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
4:22 (5:2) And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,
4:23 (5:3) Ten fat (stall fed) oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted (grain fed) fowl.
4:24 (5:4) For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
Psalm 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
1Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
4:25 (5:5) And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
4:26 (5:6) And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
4:27 (5:7) And those officers (prefects) provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
4:28 (5:8) Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
4:29 (5:9) And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart (mind), even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
4:30 (5:10) And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
4:31 (5:11) For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite (title of Psalm 89), and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
4:32 (5:12) And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
4:33 (5:13) And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
4:34 (5:14) And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth (land), which had heard of his wisdom.
1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
Apocrypha: And Solomon took to himself the daughter of Pharao to wife, and brought her into the city of David until he had finished the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and the wall of Jerusalem. Then went up Pharao the king of Egypt, and took Gazer, and burnt it and the Chananite dwelling in Mergab; and Pharao gave them as a dowry to his daughter the wife of Solomon: and Solomon rebuilt Gazer.
Chapter 5 continues from the Hebrew.
1Kings 5:1 (5:15) And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
5:2 (5:16) And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, (2 Chr 2:3)
5:3 (5:17) You knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of Yahweh his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until Yahweh put them under the soles of his feet.
1Chronicles 22:8 But the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: you shalt not build an house unto My name, because you hast shed much blood upon the earth in My sight.
28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for My name, because you hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
5:4 (5:18) But now Yahweh my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
5:5 (5:19) And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of Yahweh my God, as Yahweh spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon your throne in your room, he shall build an house unto My name. (2 Chr 2:4)
5:6 (5:20) Now therefore command you that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with your servants: and unto you will I give hire for your servants according to all that you shalt appoint: for you knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians. (2 Chr 2:8,10)
5:7 (5:21) And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Yahweh this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Hiram was a righteous Yahweh worshiper. Later on the Sidonians became pagan enemies.
5:8 (5:22) And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which you sentest to me for: and I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
5:9 (5:23) My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats (rafts) unto the place that you shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and you shalt receive them: and you shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
5:10 (5:24) So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
5:11 (5:25) And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures (baths) of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
5:12 (5:26) And Yahweh gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
5:13 (5:27) And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
5:14 (5:28) And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses (relays): a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
5:15 (5:29) And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; (2 Chr 2:18)
5:16 (5:30) Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
5:17 (5:31) And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
5:18 (5:32) And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
1Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Yahweh.
2Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where Yahweh appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
6:2 And the house which king Solomon built for Yahweh, the length thereof was threescore cubits (90'), and the breadth thereof twenty cubits (30'), and the height thereof thirty cubits (45').
6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits (30') was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits (15') was the breadth thereof before the house.
6:4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
6:5 And against the wall of the house he built (side) chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle (inner sanctuary): and he made chambers round about:
6:6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits (7'6'') broad, and the middle was six cubits (9') broad, and the third was seven cubits (10'6'') broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready (in the quarry) before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
5 And there shalt you build an altar unto Yahweh your God, an altar of stones: you shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
6 Thou shalt build the altar of Yahweh your God of whole stones: and you shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto Yahweh your God:
6:8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.
6:9 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
6:10 And then he built (side) chambers against all the house, five cubits (7'6'') high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
6:11 And the word of Yahweh came to Solomon, saying,
6:12 Concerning this house which you art in building, if you wilt walk in My statutes, and execute My judgments, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then will I perform My word with you, which I spake unto David your father:
6:13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.
6:14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
6:15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir (cyprus).
6:16 And he built twenty cubits (30') on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle (inner sanctuary), even for the most holy place.
Exodus 26:33 And you shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that you mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
6:17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits (60') long.
6:18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
6:19 And the oracle (holy of holies) he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
6:20 And the oracle (holy of holies) in the forepart was twenty cubits (30') in length, and twenty cubits (30') in breadth, and twenty cubits (30') in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
6:21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle (holy of holies); and he overlaid it with gold.
6:22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle (holy of holies) he overlaid with gold.
1 And you shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt you make it.
3 And you shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and you shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
6 And you shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
6:23 And within the oracle (holy of holies) he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits (15') high.
6:24 And five cubits (7'6'') was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits (7'6'') the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits (15').
6:25 And the other cherub was ten cubits (15'): both the cherubims were of one measure and one size.
6:26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits (15'), and so was it of the other cherub.
6:27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
Exodus 25:20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
6:28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.
6:29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.
6:30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.
6:31 And for the entering of the oracle (holy of holies) he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall (5 columns).
6:32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
6:33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall (4 columns).
6:34 And the two doors were of fir tree (cyprus wood): the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.
25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.
6:35 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.
6:36 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.
6:37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yahweh laid, in the month Zif:
6:38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
The palace buildings
The temple furnishings
1Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.
2Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,
7:2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits (150'), and the breadth thereof fifty cubits (75'), and the height thereof thirty cubits (45'), upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
The house of the forest of Lebanon. (1 Ki 7:2, 10:17,21, 2 Chr 9:16,20)
7:3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.
7:4 And there were windows in three rows, and light (window) was against light (window) in three ranks.
7:5 And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light (window) was against light (window) in three ranks.
7:6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits (75'), and the breadth thereof thirty cubits (45'): and the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.
7:7 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
7:8 And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch. (1Ki 3:1)
7:9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.
7:10 And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits (15'), and stones of eight cubits (12').
7:11 And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.
7:12 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and for the porch of the house.
John 10:23 And Yahshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
7:13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram (Huram) out of Tyre.
Different man from the king in chapter 5. Same first name.
7:14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass (bronze): and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning (skilled) to work all works in brass (bronze). And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
2Chronicles 4:11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;
7:15 For he cast two pillars of brass (bronze), of eighteen cubits (27') high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits (18') did compass either of them about.
7:16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass (bronze), to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits (7'6''), and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits (7'6''):
7:17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.
7:18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.
7:19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits (6').
7:20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.
2Chronicles 3:6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
4:13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.
7:21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin (He will establish): and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz (in strength).
7:22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.
7:23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits (15') from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits (7'6''): and a line of thirty cubits (45') did compass it round about.
7:24 And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit (18''), compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.
7:25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
7:26 And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.
7:27 And he made ten bases of brass (bronze); four cubits (6') was the length of one base, and four cubits (6') the breadth thereof, and three cubits (4'6''') the height of it.
7:28 And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges (joinings):
7:29 And on the borders that were between the ledges (joinings) were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges (joinings) there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.
7:30 And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass (bronze): and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.
7:31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit (18''): but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half (27''): and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.
7:32 And under the borders were four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit (27'').
7:33 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten.
7:34 And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself.
7:35 And in the top of the base was there a round compass (band) of half a cubit high (9''): and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same.
7:36 For on the plates of the ledges (supports) thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.
7:37 After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.
7:38 Then made he ten lavers of brass (bronze): one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits (6'): and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.
2Chronicles 4:6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
7:39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.
7:40 And Hiram (Huram) made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram (Huram) made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of Yahweh:
7:41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars;
7:42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars;
7:43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;
7:44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea; (sea- great basin in the temple court)
7:45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram (Huram) made to king Solomon for the house of Yahweh, were of bright brass (bronze).
Exodus 27:3 And you shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof you shalt make of brass.
7:46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast (melt) them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.
7:47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass (bronze) found out.
7:48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of Yahweh: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,
7:49 And the candlesticks (lampstands-menorah) of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle (inner sanctuary), with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.
7:51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of Yahweh. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of Yahweh.
The Ark brought to the temple
1Kings 8:1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion. (2 Chr 5:2)
8:2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
Leviticus 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yahweh.
8:3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
8:4 And they brought up the ark of Yahweh, and the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.
8:5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh unto his (it's) place, into the oracle (inner sanctuary) of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.
8:7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves (poles) thereof above.
8:8 And they drew out the staves (poles), that the ends of the staves (poles) were seen out in the holy place before the oracle (inner sanctuary), and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.
Exodus 25:14 And you shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne (carried) with them.
8:9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
Exodus 25:21 And you shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shalt put the testimony that I shall give you.
8:10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Yahweh,
Exodus 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
8:11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh had filled the house of Yahweh.
8:12 Then spake Solomon, Yahweh said that He would dwell in the thick darkness (heavy cloud).
Psalm 18:11 He made darkness (heavy clouds) His secret place; His pavilion round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.
8:13 I have surely built You an house to dwell in, a settled place for You to abide in for ever.
13 For Yahweh hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation.
14 This is My rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
8:14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)
8:15 And he said, Blessed be Yahweh God of Israel, which spake with His mouth unto David my father, and hath with His hand fulfilled it, saying,
8:16 Since the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that My name might be therein; but I chose David to be over My people Israel.
2Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shalt you say unto My servant David, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel:
8:17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of Yahweh God of Israel.
2Samuel 7:2 That the king (David) said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.
8:18 And Yahweh said unto David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house unto My name, you didst well that it was in your heart. (2 Chr 6:8-9)
8:19 Nevertheless you shalt not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house unto My name.
8:20 And Yahweh hath performed His word that He spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as Yahweh promised, and have built an house for the name of Yahweh God of Israel.
8:21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of Yahweh, which He made with our (fore) fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven (the sky):
Solomon's Temple prayer.
8:23 And he said, Yahweh God of Israel, there is no God like You, in heaven (the sky) above, or on earth (the land) beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Your servants that walk before You with all their heart:
Exodus 15:11 Who is like unto You, O Yahweh, among the gods? who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
8:24 Who hast kept with Your servant David my father that You promisedst him: You spakest also with Your mouth, and hast fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
8:25 Therefore now, Yahweh God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that You promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail you a man in My sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that your children take heed to their way, that they walk before Me as you hast walked before Me.
8:26 And now, O God of Israel, let Your word, I pray You, be verified, which You spakest unto Your servant David my father.
8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth (land)? behold, the heaven (sky) and heaven (sky) of heavens (skies) cannot contain You; how much less this house that I have builded?
Septuagint: Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith Yahweh, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: what kind of a house will ye build Me? and of what kind is to be the place of My rest?
3Maccabees 2:15 Thy dwelling place, the sky of skies, is indeed unapproachable to men.
8:28 Yet have You respect unto the prayer of Your servant, and to his supplication (petition), O Yahweh my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which Your servant prayeth before You to day:
8:29 That Your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which You hast said, My name shall be there: that You mayest hearken unto the prayer which Your servant shall make toward this place.
8:30 And hearken You to the supplication of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear You in heaven (the sky) Your dwelling place: and when You hearest, forgive.
8:31 If any man trespass (miss the mark of right and duty to another) against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before Your altar in this house:
Exodus 22:11 Then shall an oath of Yahweh be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof (hold him guiltless), and he shall not make it good (not make compensation).
Any oath you make in the name of Yahweh, you better keep it.
8:32 Then hear You in heaven (the sky), and do, and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
8:33 When Your people Israel be smitten down before the (hated) enemy, because they have sinned against You, and shall turn again to You, and confess (acknowledge) Your name, and pray, and make supplication unto You in this house:
8:34 Then hear You in heaven (the sky), and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which You gavest unto their (fore) fathers.
Leviticus 26:17 And I will set My face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Deuteronomy 28:25 Yahweh shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
3Maccabees 2:10 And Thou didst promise, out of love to the people of Israel, that should we fall away from Thee, and become afflicted, and then come to this house and pray, Thou wouldest hear our prayer.
8:35 When heaven (the sky) is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You; if they pray toward this place, and confess (acknowledge) Your name, and turn from their sin, when You afflictest them:
8:36 Then hear You in heaven (the sky), and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, that You teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon Your land, which You hast given to Your people for an inheritance.
Psalm 25:4 Shew me Your ways, O Yahweh; teach me Your paths.
27:11 Teach me Your way, O Yahweh, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
94:12 Blessed is the man whom You chastenest, O Yahweh, and teachest him out of Your law;
8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their (hated) enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
8:38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all Your people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
8:39 Then hear You in heaven (the sky) Your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart You knowest; (for You, even You only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men (awdawm);)
8:40 That they may fear (revere) You all the days that they live in the land which You gavest unto our (fore) fathers.
Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with You, that You mayest be feared (revered).
8:41 Moreover concerning a stranger (racial alien), that is not of Your people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for Your name's sake;
8:42 (For they shall hear of Your great name, and of Your strong hand, and of Your stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
8:43 Hear You in heaven (the sky) Your dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to You for: that all people of the earth (land) may know Your name, to fear (revere) You, as do Your people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by Your name.
This stranger in verse 41 is not an Israelite, the word is nokriy. The only non-Israelites that would be allowed in the temple would be Adamites.
Solomon violated Yahweh's laws concerning race mixing.
In verses 41-43 Solomon goes astray in his prayer by integrating the other races. Yahweh demands we be separate from those outside our race. To not mix our seed. To make no covenants with them. To come out from among them.
8:44 If Your people go out to battle against their (hated) enemy, whithersoever You shalt send them, and shall pray unto Yahweh toward the city which You hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for Your name:
8:45 Then hear You in heaven (the sky) their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
8:46 If they sin against You, (for there is no man (Adam) that sinneth not,) and You be angry with them, and deliver them to the (hated) enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the (hated) enemy, far or near;
8:47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent (turn back), and make supplication unto You in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
8:48 And so return unto You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their (hated) enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto You toward their land, which You gavest unto their (fore) fathers, the city which You hast chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name:
8:49 Then hear You their prayer and their supplication in heaven (the sky) Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
8:50 And forgive Your people that have sinned against You, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against You, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
8:51 For they be Your people, and Your inheritance, which You broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
Psalm 106:46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
Deuteronomy 9:29 Yet they are Your people and Your inheritance, which You broughtest out by Your mighty power and by Your stretched out arm.
8:52 That Your eyes may be open unto the supplication of Your servant, and unto the supplication of Your people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto You.
8:53 For You didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be (as) Your inheritance, as You spakest by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You broughtest our (fore) fathers out of Egypt, O Yahweh GOD. End of prayer.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine:
Deuteronomy 9:26 I prayed therefore unto Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh GOD, destroy not Your people and Your inheritance, which You hast redeemed through Your greatness, which You hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
8:54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto Yahweh, he arose from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven (the sky).
8:55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
8:56 Blessed be Yahweh, that hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He promised: there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant.
Deuteronomy 12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which Yahweh your God giveth you to inherit, and when He giveth you rest from all your hated enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
Joshua 21:45 There failed not ought of any good thing which Yahweh had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which Yahweh your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
8:57 Yahweh our God be with us, as He was with our fathers: let Him not leave us, nor forsake us:
8:58 That He may incline our hearts unto Him, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments, which He commanded our (fore) fathers.
8:59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before Yahweh, be nigh unto Yahweh our God day and night, that He maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
8:60 That all the people of the earth (land) may know that Yahweh is God, and that there is none else.
8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day.
8:62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before Yahweh.
8:63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto Yahweh, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of Yahweh.
8:64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of Yahweh: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat (grain) offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before Yahweh was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat (grain) offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
8:65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before Yahweh our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.
2Chronicles 7:9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that Yahweh had done for David His servant, and for Israel His people.
Covenant with Solomon
1Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of Yahweh, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.
5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
9:2 That Yahweh appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared unto him at Gibeon. (1Ki 3:5; 2Chr 1:7)
9:3 And Yahweh said unto him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you hast made before Me: I have hallowed this house, which you hast built, to put My name there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually.
3Maccabees 2:9 Thou, O King, when thou createdst the illimitable and measureless earth, didst choose out this city: Thou didst make this place sacred to Thy name, albeit Thou needest nothing: Thou didst glorify it with Thine illustrious presence, after constructing it to the glory of Thy great and honourable name.
9:4 And if you wilt walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and wilt keep My statutes and My judgments:
9:5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel.
9:6 But if ye shall at all turn from following Me, ye or your children, and will not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:
9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for My name, will I cast out of My sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
2Kings 17:23 Until Yahweh removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
2Kings 25:21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.
Jeremiah 7:14 Therefore will I do unto this house (Judah), which is called by My name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath Yahweh done thus unto this land, and to this house?
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath Yahweh done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Yahweh God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom He had not given unto them:
9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh their God, who brought forth their (fore) fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath Yahweh brought upon them all this evil.
9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Yahweh, and the king's house,
9:11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.
Not is H3808, lo lo loh, meaning nothing, not for want.
9:13 And he said, What cities are these which you hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. (Josh 19:27)
Cabul is the name tied into the not in verse 12. Nothing, in the sense of limitation, sterile.
9:14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.
9:15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
9:16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.
9:17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether (lower),
2Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
9:18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
2Chronicles 8:4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.
9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
9:20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,
9:21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.
9:22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.
Leviticus 25:39 And if your brother that dwelleth by you be waxen poor, and be sold unto you; you shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
9:23 These were the chief of the officers (prefects) that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.
9:24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo.
9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto Yahweh, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before Yahweh. So he finished the house.
9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea (Sea of Reeds), in the land of Edom.
9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
21 Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto you.
22 Receive, I pray you, the law from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.
23 If you return to the Almighty, you shalt be built up, you shalt put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.
24 Then shalt you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
Sheba was a son of Joktan (Gen 10:26-28). Joktan was a descendant of Shem.
The location of Sheba was in southwest Arabia. Back then these peoples and lands were white. The queen of Sheba was a racial kinswoman to the children of Israel. The “churches” teach that the queen of Sheba was black. History and scripture shows otherwise.
The queen of Sheba
The splendor of Solomon
1Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
10:2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart (mind).
10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.
10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting (seating) of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her (she was amazed).
10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of your acts and of your wisdom.
10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: your wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
10:8 Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, which stand continually before you, and that hear your wisdom.
10:9 Blessed be Yahweh your God, which delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because Yahweh loved Israel for ever, therefore made He you king, to do judgment and justice.
10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.
10:12 And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
10:13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
10:15 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
10:16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.
10:17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
10:18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
10:19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays (armrests) on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
10:20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
10:21 And 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 were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Genesis 10:4 And the sons of Javan (Japhethites); Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Apocrypha: This was the arrangement of the provision which king Solomon fetched to build the house of Yahweh, and the house of the king, and the wall of Jerusalem, and the citadel; to fortify the city of David, and Assur, and Magdal, and Gazer, and Baethoron the upper, and Jethermath, and all the cities of the chariots, and all the cities of the horsemen, and the fortification of Solomon which he purposed to build in Jerusalem and in all the land, so that none of the people should rule over him that was left of the Chettite and the Amorite, and the Pherezite, and the Chananite, and the Evite, and the Jebusite, and the Gergesite, who were not of the children of Israel, their descendants who had been left with him in the land, whom the children of Israel could not utterly destroy; and Solomon made them tributaries until this day. But of the children of Israel Solomon made nothing; for they were the warriors, and his servants and rulers, and captains of the third order, and the captains of his chariots, and his horsemen.
10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth (land) for riches and for wisdom.
10:24 And all the earth (land) sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
10:25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
10:26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.
10:27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.
10:28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as Yahweh hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
10:29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
The beginning of Solomon's fall
Ahijah rents his garment into 12 pieces
The dividing of Israel into two houses, Judah and Israel
Jeroboam is king over the 10 northern tribes of Israel
Rehoboam is king over the 2 southern tribes of Judah
The word strange here is nokriy, meaning non-related. Not of the race of Adam.
Adam comes from the word awdawm, meaning ruddy, to show blood in the face. This is the white race. Solomon was race mixing with other races.
1Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
11:2 Of the nations concerning which Yahweh said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make your sons go a whoring after their gods.
3 Neither shalt you make marriages with them; your daughter you shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt you take unto your son.
4 For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and destroy you suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.
Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
Judges 2:13 And they forsook Yahweh, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. (2 Ki 23:13)
Ashtoreth is where Easter comes from. Ishtar, Astarte, all names of the goddess of fertility, hence the eggs. Sex, orgies and race mixing were the practices of these rituals. The “churches” celebrate this pagan holiday that has nothing to do with Christianity.
Milcom is a reference to the six pointed star. The “churches” teach that this is the star of David, which is incorrect. It is the star of Solomon when he adopted the Canaanite religion through his strange wives. The star is the star of Molech, Chemosh, Baal, Satan, the Devil, and the Jews, who are the Devil's children through Cain and Esau.
The number six is an evil number in scripture.
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father.
11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
Numbers 33:52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
Numbers 21:29 Woe to you, Moab! you art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.
11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
11:9 And Yahweh was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from Yahweh God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
11:10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which Yahweh commanded.
11:11 Wherefore Yahweh said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you hast 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.
11:12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son.
11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
2Samuel 7:15 But My mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
Saul was a Benjamite.
11:14 And Yahweh stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.
These are Esau's descendants. Esau Edom. These are Jews. They are children of Cain and of Esau.
The children of Israel are descendants of Jacob, as are we, of the white nations of the world, also.
11:15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;
11:16 (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom:)
11:17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.
11:18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.
11:19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
11:20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
11:21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.
11:22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast 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.
11:23 And God stirred him (Solomon) up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah (an Aramite Syrian), which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:
11:24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band (of marauders), when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
11:25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
11:26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.
11:27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.
11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph (the forced labor of the house of Jacob).
11:29 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:
11:30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:
11:31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take you ten pieces: for thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you:
11:32 (But he shall have one tribe for My servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)
11:33 Because that they have forsaken Me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god 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 David his father.
11:34 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 David My servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept My commandments and My statutes:
11:35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto you, even ten tribes.
11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David My servant may have a light alway before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen Me to put My name there.
11:37 And I will take you, and you shalt reign according to all that your soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
11:38 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 David My servant did; that I will be with you, and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto you.
11:39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
11:40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
11:41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
11:42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
Rehoboam, king of Israel
Jeroboam sets up the golden calves in Bethel and Dan
1Kings 12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
12:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
12:3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
12:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you.
12:5 And he (Rehoboam) said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
12:6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?
12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If you wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever.
12:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
12:9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your father did put upon us lighter?
12:10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt you speak unto this people that spake unto you, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter unto us; thus shalt you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker (stouter, stronger) than my father's loins (waist).
12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions (knotted whip with sharp metal points).
12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.
12:13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;
12:14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions (knotted whip with sharp metal points).
12:15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause (turn of affairs, events) was from Yahweh, that he might perform his saying, which Yahweh spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
12:17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
The northern tribes of Israel living in Judah were reigned over by Rehoboam.
12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute (forced labor); and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
12:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
12:21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
12:22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
12:23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people (those Israelites of the northern kingdom living in Judah), saying,
12:24 Thus saith Yahweh, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from Me. They hearkened therefore to the word of Yahweh, and returned to depart, according to the word of Yahweh.
12:25 Then Jeroboam (re)built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and (re)built Penuel. (Judges 9:45,8:17)
12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart (mind), Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
12:27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
2Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of Yahweh their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
12:31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
Numbers 3:10 And you shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
The feast of booths (tabernacles) is observed in the seventh month. Jeroboam changed the feast of booths to the next month so that the Israelites would not go to Judah and possibly come under the rule of the king of Judah.
Leviticus 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles (booths) for seven days unto Yahweh.
The man of God
1Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of Yahweh unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
2Kings 23:17 And he (Josiah) said, What is that mound which I see? And the men of the city said to him, It is the grave of the man of God that came out of Judah, and uttered these imprecations which he imprecated upon the altar of Baethel.
13:2 And he cried against the altar in the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith Yahweh; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon you shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon you, and men's (awdawm) bones shall be burnt upon you (the altar). (2 Ki 23:15-16)
Verse 2 is a prophecy of Josiah burning those false priests of Israel upon the altar.
13:3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which Yahweh hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
13:4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him (seize him, the man of God). And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
13:5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had (just) given by the word of Yahweh.
13:6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of Yahweh your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought Yahweh, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.
13:7 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.
13:8 And the man of God said unto the king, If you wilt give me half your house, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:
13:9 For so was it charged me by the word of Yahweh, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that you camest.
13:10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.
13:11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.
13:12 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.
13:13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,
13:14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art you the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.
13:15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.
13:16 And he said, I may not return with you, nor go in with you: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place:
13:17 For it was said to me by the word of Yahweh, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you camest.
13:18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as you art; and an angel (messenger) spake unto me by the word of Yahweh, saying, Bring him back with you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
13:19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.
13:20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of Yahweh came unto the prophet that brought him back:
13:21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, Forasmuch as you hast disobeyed the mouth of Yahweh, and hast not kept the commandment which Yahweh your God commanded you,
13:22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which Yahweh did say to you, Eat no bread, and drink no water; your carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of your fathers.
13:23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
13:25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
13:26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of Yahweh: therefore Yahweh hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spake unto him.
13:27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.
13:28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
13:29 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
He felt bad that the prophet died because he lied to him.
13:30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!
13:31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:
13:32 For the saying which he cried by the word of Yahweh against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
13:33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.
A pagan priesthood. Just like today's “churches” and denominations.
13:34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth (land).
Prophecy against Jeroboam
1Kings 14:1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
14:2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray you, and disguise thyself, that you be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get you to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people.
14:3 And take with you ten loaves, and cracknels (type of bisquit or cake), and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell you what shall become of the child.
14:4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
14:5 And Yahweh said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of you for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt you say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign (disguise) herself to be another woman.
14:6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, you wife of Jeroboam; why feignest (disguise) you thyself to be another? for I am sent (commissioned) to you with heavy tidings.
14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over My people Israel,
14:8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you: and yet you hast not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in Mine eyes;
14:9 But hast done evil above all that were before you: for you hast gone and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and hast cast Me behind your back:
Septuagint: 2Chronicles 11:15 And he made for himself priests of the high places, and for the idols, and for the vanities, and for the calves which Jeroboam made.
14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil (calamity) upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall (all male children), and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
14:11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for Yahweh hath spoken it.
14:12 Arise you therefore, get you to your own house: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
14:13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward Yahweh God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
14:14 Moreover Yahweh shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now.
14:15 For Yahweh shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and He shall root up Israel out of this good land, which He gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves (Asherah poles), provoking Yahweh to anger.
Groves is H842, asherah. Carved poles set up near an altar to the goddess Astarte. Where we get Easter from, which has nothing to do with Christ.
Prophecy of the scattering of the tribes. The divorce of Israel.
2Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
This started happening in 745 BC. The 7x punishment was (2520 years).
The regathering of the tribes of Israel was fulfilled with the birth of America in 1776, 2520 years later.
14:16 And He shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
14:17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;
14:18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spake by the hand of His servant Ahijah the prophet.
14:19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles (words of the days) of the kings of Israel.
14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
The next verse switches to Judah.
14:21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of Yahweh; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of Yahweh for ever:
If Naamah was an Ammonitess by blood, then Rehoboam was a half breed (or at least of half incest). Solomon being an Israelite, Naamah an Ammonite. The Ammonites were children of incest (and likely race mixed with Canaanites). This would also make each descendant part Ammonite. -Pastor Steve
14:22 And Judah did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.
14:23 For they also built them high places, and images (pillars), and groves (Asherah poles), on every high hill, and under every green tree.
14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land (male cult prostitutes): and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
A homosexual is never accepted by Yahweh. But the “churches” accept them.
14:25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:
2Chronicles 12:2 And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against Yahweh,
14:26 And he took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
14:27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen (bronze) shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house.
14:28 And it was so, when the king went into the house of Yahweh, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
14:29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles (words of the days) of the kings of Judah?
14:30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
14:31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.
Abijam, king of Judah
Asa, king of Judah
Baasha, king of Israel
Jehoshaphat, king of Judah
Nadab, king of Israel
1Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.
15:2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom (Absalom- 3rd son of David).
15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as the heart of David his father.
15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did Yahweh his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and turned not aside from any thing that He commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
15:6 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
15:7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
15:8 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.
15:9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.
15:10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
15:11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, as did David his father.
15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his (grand) fathers had made.
15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol (abominable thing) in a grove (for Asherah); and Asa destroyed her idol (abominable thing), and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
15:14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with Yahweh all his days.
15:15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of Yahweh, silver, and gold, and vessels.
15:16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
15:17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and (re)built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
15:18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
15:19 There is a league between me and you, and between my father and your father: behold, I have sent unto you a present of silver and gold; come and break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
15:20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
15:22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
15:23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
2Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to Yahweh, but to the physicians.
15:24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.
15:25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.
15:26 And he did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
15:27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
15:28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him (Nadab), and reigned in his stead.
15:29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of Yahweh, which He spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:
1Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall (all male descendants), and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
15:30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked Yahweh God of Israel to anger.
15:31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
15:32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
15:33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.
15:34 And he did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
Asa, king of Judah
Baasha, king of Israel
Elah, king of Israel
Zimri, king of Israel
Omri, king of Israel
Ahab, king of Israel
1Kings 16:1 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
16:2 Forasmuch as I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over My people Israel; and you hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made My people Israel to sin, to provoke Me to anger with their sins;
16:3 Behold, I will take away the posterity (followers) of Baasha, and the posterity (followers) of his house; and will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Posterity is H310 achar, followers. Different than posterity of descendants, which is H7611 she'eriyth, and H1755 dor, posterity of a period, age, generation, habitation.
16:4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.
Baasha is doing the same thing, following in Jeroboam's footsteps, even though Baasha killed off his line.
16:5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.
16:7 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh, in provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands (man made idols), in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.
16:8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.
16:9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.
16:10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.
16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall (male descendants), neither of his kinsfolks (kinsman revengers), nor of his friends.
16:12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
16:13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking Yahweh God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
1Samuel 12:21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
Isaiah 41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
16:14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
16:16 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.
16:17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.
16:18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died, (suicide)
16:19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of Yahweh, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.
16:20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.
16:22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died (they killed him), and Omri reigned.
16:23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.
16:24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.
16:25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and did worse than all that were before him.
Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make you a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of My people.
16:26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
16:27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
16:29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.
16:30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of Yahweh above all that were before him.
16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
The Zidonians were Canaanites. Jewish descendants of Cain.
Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt you make marriages with them; your daughter you shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt you take unto your son.
16:32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
16:33 And Ahab made a grove (Asherah pole); and Ahab did more to provoke Yahweh God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite (re)build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Yahweh, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
Elijah fed by ravens
The widow's son
1Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants (sojourner from) of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As Yahweh God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
17:2 And the word of Yahweh came unto him, saying,
17:3 Get you hence, and turn you eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
17:4 And it shall be, that you shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.
17:5 So he went and did according unto the word of Yahweh: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
17:6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
17:7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
17:8 And the word of Yahweh came unto him, saying,
17:9 Arise, get you to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.
17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
17:11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand.
17:12 And she said, As Yahweh your God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
This woman was not a Yahweh worshiper, the Zidonians were pagans.
17:13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as you hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for you and for your son.
17:14 For thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that Yahweh sendeth rain upon the earth (land).
17:15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
17:16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spake by Elijah.
17:17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
17:18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? art you come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?
17:19 And he said unto her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
17:20 And he cried unto Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh my God, hast You also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
17:21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh my God, I pray You, let this child's soul come into him again.
17:22 And Yahweh heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Hebrews 11:35 (By faith) Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
17:23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, your son liveth.
17:24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that you art a man of God, and that the word of Yahweh in your mouth is truth.
Elijah and Obadiah meet
Yahweh or Baal? Trial by fire
1Kings 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of Yahweh came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth (land).
18:2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.
18:3 And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared (revered) Yahweh greatly:
18:4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Yahweh, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
18:5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.
18:6 So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
18:7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art you that my lord Elijah?
18:8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
18:9 And he said, What have I sinned, that you wouldest deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?
18:10 As Yahweh your God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek you: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found you not.
18:11 And now you sayest, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
18:12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of Yahweh shall carry you whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he shall slay me: but I your servant fear (revere) Yahweh from my youth.
18:13 Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of Yahweh, how I hid an hundred men of Yahweh's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
18:14 And now you sayest, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay me.
18:15 And Elijah said, As Yahweh of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.
18:16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art you he that troubleth Israel?
18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh, and you hast followed Baalim.
18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves (Asherah poles) four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
18:20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if Yahweh be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
18:22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
18:23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of Yahweh: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
18:25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
18:26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped (danced) upon the altar which was made.
18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of Yahweh your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
18:30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of Yahweh that was broken down.
18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of Yahweh came, saying, Israel shall be your name:
Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast you power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
18:32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of Yahweh: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Prince Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
18:33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.
18:34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
18:35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
18:36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Yahweh God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that You art God in Israel, and that I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word.
18:37 Hear me, O Yahweh, hear (answer) me, that this people may know that You art Yahweh God, and that You hast turned their heart back again.
18:38 Then the fire of Yahweh fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before Yahweh, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
18:39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, Yahweh, He is the God; Yahweh, He is the God.
18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
18:41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get you up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
17 Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the land by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the land brought forth her fruit.
18:42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth (ground), and put his face between his knees,
18:43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare your chariot, and get you down, that the rain stop you not.
18:45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
18:46 And the hand of Yahweh was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Elijah flees from Jezebel
1Kings 19:1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not your life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.
19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
19:5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel (messenger) touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
19:6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
19:7 And the angel (messenger) of Yahweh came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for you.
19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat (food) forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
Same thing happened to Moses, and Yahshua Christ.
Exodus 34:28 And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. Deut 9:9
Matthew 4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred.
19:9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and He said unto him, What doest you here, Elijah?
19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Romans 11:3 Yahweh, they have killed Your prophets, and digged down Your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
19:11 And He said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Yahweh. And, behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake:
Exodus 33:21 And Yahweh said, Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shalt stand upon a rock:
33:22 And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put you in a clift of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by:
Exodus 34:6 And Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, Yahweh, Yahweh Elohiym, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest you here, Elijah?
19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
19:15 And Yahweh said unto him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: (2Ki 8:7-13)
19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt you anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt you anoint to be prophet in your room (place). (2Ki 9:1-6)
19:17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
2Kings 8:12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that you wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt you set on fire, and their young men wilt you slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
9:14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
10:6 Then he (Jehu) wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king's (Ahab's) sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.
19:18 Yet I (Yahweh) have left Me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to you?
19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
Ahab defeats Benhadad
1Kings 20:1 And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.
20:2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,
20:3 Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children, even the goodliest, are mine.
20:4 And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am your, and all that I have.
20:5 And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent unto you, saying, Thou shalt deliver me your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;
20:6 Yet I will send my servants unto you to morrow about this time, and they shall search your house, and the houses of your servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in your eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.
20:7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.
20:8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.
20:9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my lord the king, All that you didst send for to your servant at the first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.
20:10 And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.
In other words, 'I've got a huge army'.
20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
20:12 And it came to pass, when Benhadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.
20:13 And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, Hast you seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into your hand this day; and you shalt know that I am Yahweh.
20:14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he (the prophet) said, Thus saith Yahweh, Even by the young men of the princes (governors) of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, You.
20:15 Then he numbered (mustered) the young men of the princes (governors) of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered (mustered) all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.
20:16 And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
20:17 And the young men of the princes (governors) of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out (observers), and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria.
20:18 And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.
20:19 So these young men of the princes (governors) of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them.
20:20 And they slew every one his man: and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on an horse with the horsemen.
20:21 And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.
20:22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what you doest: for at the return of the year (spring time) the king of Syria will come up against you.
20:23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
20:24 And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:
20:25 And number (appoint) you an army, like the army that you hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.
20:26 And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered (mustered) the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
20:27 And the children of Israel were numbered (mustered), and were all present (sustained with their food), and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
20:28 And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith Yahweh, Because the Syrians have said, Yahweh is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and ye shall know that I am Yahweh.
20:29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day.
20:30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
20:31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray you, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save your life.
Ropes on our heads is a symbol of captivity or subjection.
20:32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Your servant Benhadad saith, I pray you, let me live. And he said, Is he (Ahab) yet alive? he is my brother (friend).
Ahab and Benhadad used to be friends.
20:33 Now the men divined and they quickly grasped it and they said, Your friend Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
Up into the chariot was a place of honor. Riding with the king.
20:34 And Benhadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from your father, I will restore; and you shalt make streets for you in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send you away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.
These streets were open markets, areas for merchants to trade.
The following verses are a parallel to what will happen to Ahab, because he did not punish Benhadad for defying Yahweh. So Yahweh was going to take Ahab's life for it.
It's described in a pantomime.
n. a mimic 1. One that imitates all sorts of actions and characters without speaking; one that expresses his meaning by mute action. The pantomimes of antiquity used to express in gestures and action, whatever the chorus sung, changing their countenance and behavior as the subject of the song varied.
2. A scene or representation in dumb show.
a. Representing only in mute action.
20:35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of Yahweh, Smite me, I pray you. And the man refused to smite him.
20:36 Then said he unto him, Because you hast not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you art departed from me, a lion shall slay you. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
1Kings 13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
20:37 Then he (the prophet) found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray you. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded (bruised) him.
20:38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
20:39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man (Benhadad): if by any means he be missing, then shall your life be for his life, or else you shalt pay a talent of silver.
20:40 And as your servant was busy here and there, he (Benhadad) was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall your judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
20:41 And he (the prophet) hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
20:42 And he (the prophet) said unto him, Thus saith Yahweh, Because you hast let go out of your hand a man (Benhadad) whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.
20:43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.
Ahab knew that Yahweh was going to take his life.
1Kings 21:1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
21:2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money.
21:3 And Naboth said to Ahab, Yahweh forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto you.
21:4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
21:5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eatest no bread?
21:6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it please you, I will give you another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give you my vineyard.
21:7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost you now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry: I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
21:9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial (worthlessness), before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
21:11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
21:12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial (worthlessness), and sat before him: and the men of Belial (worthlessness) witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
21:14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
21:15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that 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.
21:16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
21:17 And the word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
Psalm 9:12 When He maketh inquisition for blood, He remembereth them: He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
21:18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
21:19 And you shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, Hast you killed (murdered), and also taken possession? And you shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your blood, even your.
21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast you found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found you: because you hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of Yahweh.
21:21 Behold, I (Yahweh) will bring evil upon you, and will take away your posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall (male descendants), and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
21:22 And will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith you hast provoked Me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
21:23 And of Jezebel also spake Yahweh, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
21:24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of Yahweh, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
21:28 And the word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
21:29 Seest you how Ahab humbleth himself before Me? because he humbleth himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil (calamity) upon his house.
25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and you rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh laid this burden upon him;
26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith Yahweh; and I will requite you in this plat, saith Yahweh. Now therefore take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the word of Yahweh.
Ahab's defeat and death
Ahaziah, king of Israel
1Kings 22:1 And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.
22:2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
2Chronicles 18:2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramothgilead.
22:3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still (keep silent), and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?
22:4 And he (Ahab) said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you art, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.
2Kings 3:7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt you go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as you art, my people as your people, and my horses as your horses.
22:5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray you, at the word of Yahweh to day.
22:6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for Yahweh shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
These 400 prophets did not get any word from Yahweh.
22:7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we might enquire of him?
22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of Yahweh: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
22:9 Then the king of Israel called an officer (eunuch), and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
22:10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
22:11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith Yahweh, With these shalt you push the Syrians, until you have consumed them.
Another false prophet.
22:12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for Yahweh shall deliver it into the king's hand.
Still giving false prophesy.
22:13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let your word, I pray you, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
22:14 And Micaiah said, As Yahweh liveth, what Yahweh saith unto me, that will I speak.
22:15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for Yahweh shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
Micaiah is mocking him.
22:16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure you that you tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of Yahweh?
22:17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and Yahweh said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
22:18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
22:19 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven (the sky) standing by Him on His right hand and on His left.
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God (heaven- the sky) came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan (the Adversary) came also among them.
22:20 And Yahweh said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will persuade him.
22:22 And Yahweh said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He (Yahweh) said, You shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
Judges 9:23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:
Job 12:16 With Him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are His.
Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I Yahweh have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of My people Israel.
22:23 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets, and Yahweh hath spoken evil (harm) concerning you.
22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak unto you?
22:25 And Micaiah said, Behold, you shalt see in that day, when you shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
22:26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
22:27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
22:28 And Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, Yahweh hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.
29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Yahweh hath not sent me.
30 But if Yahweh shall shew by a wonder, and the earth shall open her mouth and swallow them up, and their houses, and their tents, and all that belongs to them, and they shall go down alive into Hades, then ye shall know that these men have provoked Yahweh.
22:29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.
22:30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put you on your robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
22:31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
22:32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.
22:33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
22:34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture (random), and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.
22:35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.
22:36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country (land).
22:37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
22:38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of Yahweh which He spake.
22:39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith Yahweh.
22:40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
22:41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
22:42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.
12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.
13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.
2Chronicles 20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
22:44 And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
22:45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites (cult male temple prostitutes), which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
22:47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy (viceroy) was king.
22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber. (because of joining with wicked Ahaziah)
22:49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with your servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
22:50 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
22:51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.
22:52 And he did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of his father (Ahab), and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
22:53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger Yahweh God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.
Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and served Baalim:
Today “churches” and “Christians” call our God by the title Lord.
The title Lord is a reference to Baal, the god of the Canaanites. Satan.
The title Lord replaced the true name of God, Yahweh, over the centuries. This is just one of the many deceptions that we have been taught by our enemies.
When all these “Judeo-Christians” stand before Yahweh they are going to be saying.....Matthew 7:22 ...Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith Yahweh, that you shalt call Me Ishi (husband); and shalt call Me no more Baali (Lord).
Yahweh demands we use and call upon His name. Over 120 times! Yahweh means I Am.
And the true name of Jesus is Yahshua. Yahshua means God Saves