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Before people Israel, that thou mayest teach


50 And forgive thy people that have them the good way in which they should 1004.

sinned against thee, and all their transwalk, and give rain upon thy land, which

gressions in which they have transgressthou hast given to thy people for an in

ed against thee, and give them compasheritance.

sion before them who carried them cap37 If there shall be in the land fa

tive, that they may have compassion on mine, if there shall be pestilence, blast

them : ing, mildew, locust, or if there shall be

51 For they are thy people, and thy caterpillar; if their enemy shall besiege

inheritance, which thou broughtest out them in the land of their un cities, what

11 or, juris.

of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace ever plague, whatever sickness there shall


of iron :

52 That thy eyes may be open to the 38 Whatever prayer and supplication

supplication of thy servant, and to the shall be made by any man, or by all thy 12 Heb. thy supplication of thy people Israel, to hearpeople Israel, who shall know every man

ken to them in all their supplications to the plague of his own heart, and spread on this thee. forth his hands towards this house :

53 For thou didst separate them from 39 Then hear thon in heaven thy

among all the people of the earth, to be dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and 13 Heb. the thy inheritance, i as thou didst speak by give to every man according to his ways, way of the the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou whose heart thou knowest ; (for thou, city. broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O even thou only, knowest the hearts of all

Lord God. the children of men ;)

14 or, right.

54 And it was so, that when Solomon

k 2 Chr. 6.36. 40 That they may fear thee all the "i John 1. 8. had made an end of praying all this days that they live in the land which 10. prayer and supplication to the Lord, he thou gavest to our fathers.

arose from before the altar of the LORD, 41 Moreover, concerning a stranger,

from kneeling on his knees, with his that is not of thy people Israel, but com- 15 Heb. hands spread up to heaven. eth out of a far country for thy name's bring back 55 And he stood, and blessed all the

to their sake;


congregation of Israel with a loud voice, 42 (For they shall hear of thy great

saying, name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy

56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given out-stretched arm;) when he shall come

rest to his people Israel, according to all and pray towards this house;

16 or, right. that he promised: there hath not 17 failed 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling

one word of all his good promise, which place, and do according to all that the

he promised by the hand of Moses his stranger calleth to thee for: that all peo

servant. ple of the earth may know thy name, to

57 The Lord our God be with us, as fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and

he was with our fathers : let him not that they may know that 12 this house

leave us, nor forsake us :

I Ex. 19. 5. which I have built is called by thy name.

58 That he may incline our hearts to 44 1 If thy people go out to battle

him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep against their enemy, whithersoever thou

his commandments, and his statutes, and shalt send them, and shall pray to the

his judgments, which he commanded our LORD 13 towards the city which thou hast

fathers. chosen, and towards the house that I have

59 And let these my words with which I built for thy name:

have made supplication before the LORD, 45 Then hear thou in heaven their

be nigh to the LORD our God day and prayer and their supplication, and main- 17 Heb. night, that he may maintain the cause of tain their 14 cause.


his servant, and the cause of his people 46 If they shall sin against thee, (* for

Israel 18 at all times, as the matter shall there is no man that sinneth not,) and

require : thou shalt be angry with them, and de

60 That all the people of the earth liver them to the enemy, so that they

may know, that the LORD is God, and carry them away captives to the land of

that there is none else. the enemy, far or near;

18 Heb. the 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect 47 Yet if they shall 15 bethink them- thing of a with the Lord our God, to walk in his selves in the land whither they were car- day in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, ried captives, and repent and make sup

as at this day. plication to thee in the land of them that

62 11 And m the king, and all Israel carried them captives, saying, We have

with him, offered sacrifice before the sinned, and have done perversely, we

Lord. have committed wickedness;

63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of 48 And so return to thee with all their

peace-offerings, which he offered to the heart

, and with all their soul, in the land m2 Chr. 7.4. LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, of their enemies, who led them away

and a hundred and twenty thousand captive, and pray to thee towards their

sheep. So the king and all the children land, which thou gavest to their fathers,

of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. the city which thou hast chosen, and the

64 The same day did the king conhouse which I have built for thy name :

secrate the middle of the court that was 49 Then hear thou their prayer and

before the house of the LORD: for there their supplication in heaven thy dwell- " 2Chr. 7.7. he offered burnt-offerings, and meating-place, and maintain their 19 cause,

lofferings, and the fat of the peace-offer


A to

Before ings: because the brazen altar that was


the two houses, the house of the LORD, before the LORD was too little to receive

992 and the king's house, the burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings,

11 (Nor Hiram the king of Tyre had and the fat of the peace-offerings.

furnished Solomon with cedar trees and 65 And at that time Solomon held a

fir trees, and with gold, according to all feast, and all Israel with him, a great 19 or, his desire,) that then king Solomon gave congregation, from the entrance into thanked. Hiram twenty cities in the land of GaliHamath to the river of Egypt, before the

lee. Lord our God, seven days and seven

12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to days, even fourteen days.

a 2 Chr. 7.11. see the cities which Solomon had given 66' On the eighth day he sent the peo

him; and they i pleased him not. ple away: and they 19 blessed the king,

13 And he said, What cities are these and went to their tents joyful and glad of 6 c. 3. 5. which thou hast given me, my brother? heart for all the goodness that the LORD

And he called them the land of 2 Cabul had done for David his servant, and for

to this day. Israel his people.

cc.8. 29.

14 And Hiram sent to the king one CHAP. IX.

hundred and twenty talents of gold. 1 God's covenant in a vision with Solomon. 10

15 And this is ihe reason of the levy 15 In Solomon's works the Gentiles were amis 12 Sam.7.12. which king Solomon raised, to build the

1 Chr.22. 10. house of the Lord, and his own house, bondmen, the Israelites honorable servants. 24 Pharaoh's daughter remoreth to her house.

and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and 25 Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices : 26

Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. His nary importeth gold from Ophir.

e Jer. 7. 14.

16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had

gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it had finished the building of the

with fire, and slain the Canaanites that house of the Lord, and the king's house,

dwelt in the city, and given it for a pres

s Deut. 29. and all Solomon's desire which he was


ent to his daughter, Solomon's wife. pleased to perform,

Jer. 22. 8. 17 And Solomon built Gezer, and 2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon

Beth-horon the nether, the second time, b as he had appeared to

18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the him at Gibeon.

wilderness, in the land, 3 And the LORD said to him, I have

19 And all the cities of store that Solheard thy prayer and thy supplication

omon had, and cities for his chariots, and that thou hast made before me: I have

cities for his horsemen, and 3 that which hallowed this house, which thou hast 6 2 Chr. 8. 1. Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, built, « to put my name there for ever;

and in Lebanon, and in all the land of and my eyes and my heart shall be there

his dominion. perpetually.

20 And all the people that were left 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as

of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, HivDavid thy father walked, in integrity of

ites, and Jebusites, who were not of the heart, and in uprightness, to do according

children of Israel, to all that I have commanded thee, and 1 Heb. were 21 Their children that were left after will keep my statutes and my judgments: in his eyes. them in the land, whom the children of 5 Then I will establish the throne of

Israel also were not able utterly to dethy kingdom upon Israel for ever, d as I

stroy, upon those did Solomon levy a promised to David thy father, saying, 2 That is, tribute of bond-service to this day. There shall not fail thee a man upon the displeas. 22 But of the children of Israel did throne of Israel.

ing, or,

Solomon k make no bond-men: but they 6 But if ye shall at all turn from fol- limited,

vere men of war, and his servants, and lowing me, ye or your children, and will

his princes, and his captains, and rulers not keep my commandments and my stat

of his chariots, and his horsemen. utes which I have set before you, but go

23 These were the chief of the officers and serve other gods, and worship them: Hebi that were over Solomon's work, five hun

7 Then will I cut off Israel from the of Solomon dred and fifty, who bore rule over the land which I have given them; and this which he people that wrought in the work. house which I have hallowed for my


24 1 But i Pharaoh's daughter came name, will I cast out of my sight; and

up from the city of David to her house Israel shall be a proverb and a by-word

which Solomon had built for her: then among all people :

k Lev. 25. 39. he built Millo. 8 And at this house which is high, ev

25 And three times in a year did ery one that passeth by it shall be aston

Solomon offer burnt-offerings and peaceished, and shall hiss; and they shall say,

offerings upon the altar which he built to Why hath the Lord done thus to this i 2Chr. 8. 11. the Lord, and he burnt incense 4 upon land, and to this house ?

the altar that was before the LORD. “So 9 And they shall answer, Because they

he finished the house. forsook the LORD their God, who brought

26 9 And king Solomon made a navy forth their fathers from the land of Egypt, 1 Heb. of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside and have taken hold upon other gods, upon it. Eloth, on the 5 shore of the Red Sea, in and have worshiped them, and served

the land of Edom. them: therefore hath the Lord brought

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his upon them all this evil.

servants, shipmen that had knowledge of 10 11 And it came to pass at the end 5 Heb. lip. the sea, with the servants of Solomon. of twenty years, when Solomon had built

28 And they came to Ophir, and im


22 Chr. 9. 1.


Before ported from thence gold, four hundred

15 Besides what he had of the mer

CHRIST, and twenty talents, and brought it to 984.

chants, and of the traffic of the spiceking Solomon.

merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, CHAP. X.

and of the 10 governors of the country.

16 1 And king Solomon made two 1 The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Matt. 12. 42.

Solomon. 14 Solomon's gold : 16 His tar. Luke 11.31. hundred targets of beaten gold : six hungets : 18 The throne of ivory: 21 His ves

dred shekels of gold went to one target. sels: 24 His presents 26 Flis chariots and 1 Heb.

17 And he made three hundred shields horsemen : 28 His tribute.


of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went teha standing.

to one shield : and the king put them in of the fame of Solomon concerning

the < house of the forest of Lebanon. the name of the Lord, she came to prove 3 or, butlers.

18 1 Moreover, the king made a great him with hard questions.

1 Heb. woord. throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a 5 or, best gold. very great train, with camels that bore sayings.

19 The throne had six steps, and the spices, and very much gold, and precious Heb. thou, top of the throne was round in behind : siones: and when she had come to Solo- wisdodded and there were 12 stays on either side on mon, she communed with him of all that and good the place of the seat, and two lions stood was in her heart.

ness to the beside the stays. 3 And Solomon told her all her i ques- fame. 20 And twelve lions stood there on the tions: there was not any thing hid from

one side and on the other upon the six the king, which he told her not.

Por, rails.

steps: there was not is the like made in 4 And when the queen of Sheba had

any kingdom. seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house 8 Heb.

21 1 Ånd all king Solomon's drinking that he had built,

vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of 5 And the provisions of his table, and

62Chr. 9. 10. the house of the forest of Lebanon were the sitting of his servants, and the 2 at

of pure gold; 14 none were of silver: it tendance of his ministers, and their ap- 9Heb. ac. was nothing accounted of in the days of parel, and his 3 cup-bearers, and his as-cording to Solomon. cent by which he went up to the house of the hand 22 For the king had at sea a navy of the LORD; there was no more spirit in king


Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once her.

in three years came the navy of Thar6 And she said to the king, It was a

shish, bringing gold, and silver, 15 ivory, true 4 report that I heard in my own land

and apes, and peacocks. of thy 5 acts and of thy wisdom.

23 So king Solomon exceeded all the 7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, 10 or, kings of the earth for riches and for wisuntil I came, and my eyes had seen it:

caplains. dom. and behold, the half was not told me:

24 1 And all the earth 16 sought to Sol6 thy wisdom and prosperity exceed the c. 7. 2.

omon, to hear his wisdom, which God fame which I heard.

11 Heb. on

had put in his heart. 8 Happy are thy men, happy are these the hinder 25° And they brought every man his thy servants, who stand continually be- part.

present, vessels of silver, and vessels of fore thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

gold, and garments, and armor, and spi9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, who 1? Heb. ces, horses, and mules, a rate year by delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne hands.

year. of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel

26 d And Solomon collected chariots for ever, therefore he made thee king, to

and horsemen: and he had a thousand do judgment and justice.

and four hundred chariots, and twelve

14 or, there 10 And she gave the king a hundred

was no sil. thousand horse

nen, whom he bestowed and twenty talents of gold, and of spices ver in in the cilies for chariots, and with the a very great quantity, and precious them.

king at Jerusalem. stones: there came no more such abun

27 And the king 17 made silver to be dance of spices as these which the queen 15 or, in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars he of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

elephant's made to be as the sycamore trees that are 11 And the navy also of Hiram, that teeth.

in the vale, for abundance. brought gold from Ophir, brought in from 16 Heb. 28 | • 18 And Solomon had horses Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and courant the brought from Egypt, and linen

yarn: the precious stones.

12 And the king made of the almug 12 Chr.1.14. king's merchants received the linen yarn trees 78 pillars for the house of the LORD,17 Heb. 29 And a chariot came up and went and for the king's house, harps also and gade.

out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of psalteries for singers: there came no 2 Chr. 1. 16. silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifsuch balmug-trees, nor have they been & 9. 28.

ty: and so for all the kings of the Hitseen to this day.

And the go

tites, and for the kings of Syria, did they 13 And king Solomon gave to the ing forth bring them out 19 by their means. queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever of the hors.

CHAP. XI. she asked, besides that which Solomon és which

1 Solomon's wires and concubines : 4 In his gave her şof his royal bounty. So she was Soloturned and went to her own country, she

old age they draw him to idolatry. 9 God

threuteneth him. 14 Solomon's adversaries and her servants.

were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt; 14 I Now the weight of gold that came by their

23 Rezon, who reigned in Damascus ; 26 and to Solomon in one year was six hundred hand.

Jeroboam, 10 whom Abijah prophesied. 41

Solomon's acts, reign, and death: 43 Reho. and sixty six talents of gold,

boam suoceedeth him.

13 Heb. 8o.

18 Heb.


19 Heb.



UT king Solomon loved a many CHRIST,


them from Paran, and they came to

984. Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt; who daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Mo

gave him a house, and appointed him abites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidoni

victuals, and gave him land. ans, and Hiuites;

19 And Hadad found great favor in 2 of the nations concerning which the « Deut. 17.17. the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him Lord said to the children of Israel, Ye 1or

, besides. for a wife the sister of his own wise, the shall not go in to them, neither shall they

sister of Tahpenes the queen. come in to you: for surely they will turn Ex. 34. 16. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore away your heart after their gods : Solo

him Genubath his son, whom Tab penes

Judg. 2. 13. mon cleaved to these in love.

weaned in Pharaoh's house : and Gena3 And he had seven hundred wives, 2 Heb. ful bath was in Pharaoh's household among princesses, and three hundred concu-filled not the sons of Pharaoh. bines: and his wives turned away his after. 21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt heart.

that David slept with his fathers, and 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon d c. 3. 5. & 9. that Joab the captain of the host was was old, that his wives turned away his 2. dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me heart after other gods: and his heart was

depart, that I may go to my own counnot perfect with the Lord his God, as • c. 6. 12. try. was ihe heart of David his father.

22 Then Pharaoh said to him, Bot 5 For Solomon went after c Ashtoreth

what hast thou lacked with me, that, bethe goddess of the Zidonians, and after 3 Heb. is hold, thou seekest to go to thy own counMilcom the abomination of the Ammon- with thee. try ? And he answered, 6 Nothing: yet, ites.

in any wise let me go. 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of

23 * And God stirred him up another the LORD, and a went not fully after the sc. 12. 15. adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, who LORD, as did David his father.

fled from his lord Hadadezer king of 7 Then Solomon built a high place

Zobah: for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab,& 2 Sam. 8. 24 And he gathered men to him, and in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and 14. became captain over a band, a when Dafor Molech, the abomination of the chil

vid slew them of Zobah: and they went dren of Ammon.

to Damascus, and dwelt in it, and reigned 8 And likewise did he for all his

in Damascus. foreign wives, who burnt incense and

25 And he was an adversary to Israel sacrificed to their gods.

all the days of Solomon, besides the mis99 And the LORD was angry with Sol

chief that Hadad did : and he abhorred omon, because his heart was turned from 4 Heb. Send Israel, and reigned over Syria. the LORD God of Israel, d who had ap- me away. 26 41 And i Jeroboam the son of Nebat, peared to him twice,

an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's ser10 And · had commanded him con

vant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, cerning this thing, that he should not go

a widow woman, even he raised his hand after other gods: but he kept not that

against the king. which the LORD commanded.

5 Heb. not.

27 And this was the cause why he rais11. Wherefore the LORD said to Solo

ed his hand against the king: Solomon mon, Forasmuch as this 3 is done by

built Millo, and 6 repaired the breaches thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant

of the city of David his fatber. and my statutes which I have command

28 And the man Jeroboam was a ed thee, s I will surely send the kingdom

mighty man of valor: and Solomon, seefrom thee, and will give it to thy ser- ^ 2 Sam. 8.3. ing the young man that he 7 was indusvant.

trious, he made him ruler over all the 12 Notwithstanding, in thy days, I will

s charge of the house of Joseph. not do it, for David thy father's sake: but

29 And it came to pass at that time I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

when Jeroboam went out of Jernsalem, 13 Yet, I will not rend away all the

that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy

found him in the way; and he had clad son for David my servant's sake, and for

himself with a new garment; and they Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

1 2 Chr. 13.6.

two were alone in the field : 14 1 And the LORD stirred up an ad

30 And Ahijah caught the new garversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edom

ment that was on him, and rent it in ite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.

twelve pieces : 15 & For it came to pass, when David

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take was in Edom, and Joab the captain of

thee ten pieces : for thus saith the LORD, the host had gone up to bury the slain,

6 Heb. the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the after he had smitten every male in Edom; closed. kingdom from the band of Solomon, and 16 (For six months did Joab remain

will give ten tribes to thee: there with all Israel, until he had cut off

32° (But he shall have one tribe for my every male in Edom :)

7 Heb. did servant David's sake, and for Jerusa17 That Hadad fled, he and certain work. lem's sake, the city which I have chosen Edomites of his father's servants with

out of all the tribes of Israel:) him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet

33 Because they have forsaken me, a little child.

8 Heb. and have worshiped Ashtoreth the god 18 And they arose out of Midian, and burden. dess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god came to Paran: and they took men with! of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of

& 10. 18.

11 Heb.

Before the children of Ammon, and have not


ous service of thy father, and his heavy walked in my ways, to do that which is 980. yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes

we will serve thee. and my judgments, as did Ďavid his

5 And he said to them, Depart yet for father.

three days, then come again to me. And 34 Yet I will not take the whole king

the people departed. dom out of his hand: but I will make * c. 12. 15. 69 And king Rehoboam consulted him prince all the days of his life for Da

with the old men that stood before Solo. vid my servant's sake, whom I chose, be- 9 Heb, lamp, mon his father while he yet lived, and cause he kept my commandments and or, candle. said, How do ye advise that I may anmy statutes :

swer this people? 35 But k I will take the kingdom out

10 or, words,
or, things.

7 And they spoke to him, saying, If of his son's hand, and will give it to thee,

thou will be a servant to this people this even ten tribes.

day, and will serve them, and answer 36 And to his son will I give one tribe, days. them, and speak good words to them, that David my servant may have a 9 light

then they will be thy servants for ever. always before me in Jerusalem, the city 12 Chr. 9. 30. 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old which I have chosen for me to put my

men, which they had given him, and name there.

consulted with the young men that had 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt - Matt. 1. 7. grown up with him, and who stood bereign according to all that thy soul de called, fore him :

Roboam. sireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

9 And he said to them, What counsel 38 And it shall be, it thou wilt heark

give ye that we may answer this people, en to all that I command thee, and wilt

who have spoken to me, saying, Make the walk in my ways, and do right in my "1 Chr. 10.1. yoke which thy father did put upon us sight, to keep my statutes and my com

lighter ? mandments, as David my servant did;

10 And the young men that had grown that I will be with thee, and build thee a bc. 11. 40. up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus sure house, as I built for David, and will

shalt thou speak to this people who spoke give Israel to thee.

to thee, saying, Thy father made our 39 And I will for this afflict the seed c. 4. 7. yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter to of David, but not for ever.

us; thus shalt thou say to them, My lit40 Solomon sought therefore to kill

tle finger shall be thicker than my faJeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and

ther's loins. fed into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt,

11 And now whereas my father burand was in Egypt until the death of Solo

dened you with a heavy yoke, I will add mon.

to your yoke: my father hath chastised 41 | And the rest of the 10 acts of

you with whips, but I will chastise you Solomon, and all that he did, and his wis

with scorpions. dom, are they not written in the book of 1 Heb. 12 1 So Jeroboam and all the people the acts of Solomon ?


came to Rehoboam the third day, as ihe 42 And the time that Solomon reign

king had appointed, saying, Come to me ed in Jerusalem over all Israel was a forty

again the third day. years.

13 And ihe king answered the people 43 And Solomon slept with his fa

1 roughly, and forsook the old men's thers, and was buried in the city of Da

counsel that they gave him ; vid his father: and m Rehoboam his son

14 And spoke to them after the coun. reigned in his stead.

sel of the young men, saying, My father,

made your yoke heavy, and I will add to CHAP. XII.

your yoke : my father also chastised you 1 The Israelites assembled at Shechem to crown

with whips, but I will chastise you with Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relar.

scorpions. ation to him. 6 Rehoboam refusing the old

15 Wherefore the king hearkened not men's counsel, by the advice of young, men, answereth them roughly. 16 Ten tribes re.

to the people; for the cause was from tolting kill Adorum, and make Rehoboam to dc. 11. 31.

the Lord, that he might perform his sayflee. 21 Rehoboam raising an army, is for.

ing, which the LORD d spoke by Ahijah bidden by Shemaiah. 25 Jeroboam strength.

the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Neeneth himself by cities, 26 and by the idolatry

bat. of the two calres.

16 | So when all Israel saw that the ND « Rehoboam went to Shechem :

king hearkened not to them, the people

answered the king, saying, What portion to make him king:

have we in David ? neither have we in2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam

heritance in the son of Jesse: to your the son of Nebat, who was yet in á Egypt,

tents, O Israel: now see to thy own heard of it, (for he had fled from the

house, David. So Israel departed to presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam

their tents. dwelt in Egypt;)

17 But as for the children of Israel 3 That they sent and called him. And

who dwelt in the cities of Judah, RehoJeroboam and all the congregation of Is

boam reigned over them. rael came, and spoke to Rehoboam, say- 2 Heb. 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoing,

strengthen. ram, who was over the tribute; and all 4 Thy father made our « yoke grieved himself. Israel stoned him with stones, that he dious : now therefore make thou the griev

ed. Therefore king Rehoboam a made

A had to

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