[1 Kings 1]
1:1 Now, King David, was old, advanced in days, -- 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 woman -- a virgin, so shall she stand before the king, that she may become his companion, -- and she shall lie in thy bosom, and my lord the king shall get, heat.
1:3 So they sought a fair young woman, throughout all the bounds of Israel, -- and found Abishag, the Shunammite, and brought her in, unto the king.
1:4 Now, the young woman, was exceeding fair, -- so she became unto the king a companion, and ministered unto him, but, the king, knew her not.
1:5 And, Adonijah son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying -- I, will be king. Therefore prepared he for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
1:6 Now his father had not displeased him all his days, by saying -- Why, thus, hast thou done? Moreover also, he, was of exceeding handsome appearance, and, him, did his mother bear, after Absolom.
1:7 So then he had speech with Joab, son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest, -- and they gave help, following Adonijah.
1:8 But, Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
1:9 And Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and heifers, near the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel, -- and invited all his brethren, sons of the king, and all the men of Judah, servants of the king;
1:10 but, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he invited not.
1:11 Then spake Nathan unto Bath-sheba mother of Solomon, saying -- Hast thou not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith hath become king, and, our lord David, knoweth it not?
1:12 Now, therefore, come; let me give thee counsel, I pray thee, -- so shalt thou rescue thine own life, and the life of thy son, Solomon.
1:13 Go, and get thee in unto King David, and thou shalt say unto him -- Didst not, thou thyself, my lord O king, swear unto thy handmaid, saying -- Solomon thy son, shall become king after me, yea, he, shall sit upon my throne? Why, then, hath, Adonijah, become king?
1:14 Lo! while thou art yet speaking there with the king, I also, will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
1:15 So Bath-sheba went in unto the king, into the chamber, now, the king, was very old, -- and Abishag the Shunammite, was ministering unto the king.
1:16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did homage unto the king, -- and the king said -- What aileth thee?
1:17 And she said unto him -- My lord, thou thyself, didst swear by Yahweh thy God, unto thy handmaid, Assuredly, Solomon thy son, shall become king after me, -- yea, he, shall sit upon my throne.
1:18 But, now, lo! Adonijah, hath become king; now, therefore, my lord, O king, thou knowest it not:
1:19 and he hath sacrificed oxen and heifers and sheep, in abundance, and hath invited all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab general of the army, -- but, Solomon thy servant, hath he not invited.
1:20 Thou, therefore, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel, are upon thee, -- to tell them, who shall sit upon 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, then shall I and my son Solomon be counted, offenders.
1:22 And lo! while yet she was speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet, came in.
1:23 So they told the king, saying, Lo! Nathan the prophet! And, when he had come in before the king, he bowed himself down to the king with his face to the ground.
1:24 Then said Nathan -- My lord, O king, hast, thou, said, Adonijah, shall become king after me, -- yea, he, shall sit upon my throne?
1:25 For he hath gone down to-day, and hath sacrificed oxen and heifers and sheep, in abundance, and hath invited all the sons of the king, and the generals of the army, and Abiathar the priest, and, there they are -- eating and drinking before him, -- and they have said -- Long live King Adonijah!
1:26 But, me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Solomon thy servant, hath he not invited.
1:27 If, of my lord the king, this thing had been brought to pass, then wouldest thou not have made known unto thy servant, who should sit upon the throne of my lord the king, after him?
1:28 Then responded King David, and said, Call me Bath-sheba. So she came in before the king, and stood before the king.
1:29 And the king sware, and said, -- By the life of Yahweh, who hath redeemed my life out of every strait,
1:30 even as I sware unto thee by Yahweh, God of Israel, saying, Assuredly, Solomon thy son, shall become king after me, yea, he, shall sit upon my throne, in my stead, even so, will I do this day.
1:31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the ground, and did homage unto the king, -- and said -- Let my lord, King David, live to times age-abiding!
1:32 Then said King David -- Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada. And they came in before the king.
1:33 Then said the king unto them -- Take ye with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon the mule which pertaineth unto myself, -- and bring him down unto Gihon;
1:34 then shall Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel, -- and ye shall blow with the horn, and say -- Long live King Solomon!
1:35 Then shall ye come up after him, and he shall enter, and sit upon my throne, yea, he, shall become king in my stead; even, him, have I charged to become leader, over Israel, and over Judah.
1:36 Then did Benaiah son of Jehoiada make response unto the king, and say -- Amen! so, say Yahweh, God of my lord the king.
1:37 As Yahweh hath been with my lord the king, so, let him 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 son of Jehoiada, with the Cherethites and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon the mule of King David, -- and they escorted him to Gihon.
1:39 Then took Zadok the priest, the horn of oil out of the Tent, and anointed Solomon, -- and they blew with a [ram's] horn, and all the people said, Long live King Solomon!
1:40 And all the people came up after him, the people themselves also, playing with flutes, and rejoicing with great joy, -- so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
1:41 And Adonijah, and all the guests who were with him, heard it, just as, they, had made an end of eating, -- and, when Joab heard the sound of a horn, he said -- Wherefore the noise of the city, in tumult?
1:42 While yet he was speaking, lo! Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest, came in, -- and Adonijah said -- Come in, for, a worthy man, thou art, and, good tidings, dost thou bring.
1:43 But Jonathan responded and said to Adonijah, -- Of a truth, 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 son of Jehoiada, with the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, -- and they have caused him to ride upon the mule of the king;
1:45 and Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king, in Gihon, and they went up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again, -- That, is the noise ye have heard.
1:46 Moreover also, Solomon hath taken his seat upon the throne of the kingdom.
1:47 Moreover also, the servants of the king have been in, to bless our lord King David, saying -- Thy God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne, -- And the king bowed himself upon his bed.
1:48 Moreover also, thus and thus, hath said the king, -- Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel, who hath given, to-day, one to sit upon my throne, mine own eyes also beholding it.
1:49 Then trembled and rose up, all Adonijah's guests, -- and departed, every man his own way.
1:50 Adonijah also, feared because of Solomon, -- and rose and went, and caught hold of the horns of the altar.
1:51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Lo! Adonijah, feareth King Solomon, -- lo! therefore, he hath laid hold of the horns of the altar, saying, Let King Solomon swear unto me at once that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.
1:52 Then said Solomon, If he will be a man of worth, there shall not one hair of him fall to the earth, -- but, if mischief be found in him, then shall he die.
1:53 So King Solomon sent, and brought him down from the altar, and he came in, and bowed himself down to King Solomon, -- and Solomon said unto him -- Go to thine own house.
[1 Kings 2]
2:1 And, when the days of David drew near that he must die, he charged Solomon his son, saying: --
2:2 I, am going the way of all the earth, -- thou must be strong, therefore, and show thyself a man;
2:3 and keep the observances of Yahweh thy God, by walking in his ways, by keeping his statutes, his commandments, and his regulations and his testimonies, as written in the law of Moses, -- to the end thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself;
2:4 to the end that Yahweh may establish his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy sons will take heed to their way, by walking before me, in truth, with all their heart, and with all their soul, (then, said he) there shall not be cut off to thee a man, from off the throne of Israel.
2:5 Moreover also, thou, knowest what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with two generals of the armies of Israel -- with Abner son of Ner, and with Amasa son of Jether -- both of whom he slew, shedding the blood of war in peace, -- and putting the blood of war upon his girdle that was on his loins, and upon his sandals, that were on his feet.
2:6 Thou, therefore, must do according to thy wisdom, -- but will not let his grey hair go down in peace, to hades.
2:7 But, with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, thou wilt deal in lovingkindness, and they will be among them who eat at thy table, -- for, so, drew they near unto me, when I fled from Absolom thy brother.
2:8 Lo! also, there is with thee -- Shimei son of Gera a Benjamite, of Behurim, well, he, it was who cursed me with a grievous curse; on the day I journeyed to Mahanaim, -- but he, came down to meet me, at the Jordan, and so I sware to him by Yahweh, saying -- I will not put thee to death, with the sword.
2:9 Now, therefore do not hold him guiltless, for, a wise man, thou art, and wilt know how thou oughtest to deal with him, and wilt suffer his grey hairs to go down with blood, to hades.
2:10 So then David slept with his fathers, -- and was buried in the city of David.
2:11 Now, the days that David reigned over Israel, were forty years, -- in Hebron, reigned he seven years, and, in Jerusalem, reigned he thirty and three years.
2:12 But, when, Solomon, took his seat upon the throne of David his father, then was the kingdom firmly established.
2:13 And Adonijah son of Haggith came in unto Bath-sheba, mother of Solomon: And she said -- Peaceably, comest thou? And he said -- Peaceably.
2:14 Then said he -- I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said -- Say on.
2:15 And he said -- Thou, knowest that, mine, was the kingdom, and, on me, had all Israel set their faces, that I should become king, -- howbeit the kingdom, hath turned about, and become my brother's, for, from Yahweh, became it, his.
2:16 Now, therefore, one request, have I to ask of thee, do not turn away my face.
2:17 And she said unto him -- Say on. And he said -- Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, for he will not turn away thy face, -- that he give me Abishag the Shunammite, to wife.
2:18 And Bath-sheba said: Good! I myself, will speak for thee, unto the king.
2:19 So Bath-sheba went in unto King Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah, -- and the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself down to her, and sat down upon his throne, and caused a throne to be set for the mother of the king, and she sat on his right hand.
2:20 Then said she -- One small request, am I asking of thee, do not turn away my face. And the king said to her -- Ask on, my mother, for I will not turn away thy face.
2:21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother, to wife.
2:22 Then answered King Solomon, and said to his mother -- Wherefore, then, art thou asking Abishag the Shunammite, for Adonijah? ask, then, for him the kingdom, because he is mine elder brother, -- even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab, son of Zeruiah.
2:23 Then swore King Solomon by Yahweh, saying, -- So, let God do to me, and, so, let him add, if, at the cost of his life, Adonijah hath not spoken this word.
2:24 Now, therefore, by the life of Yahweh, who hath established me, and seated me upon the throne of David my father, and who hath made for me a household, as he had spoken, surely, to-day, shall Adonijah be put to death!
2:25 So King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah son of Jehoiada, -- and he fell upon him, that he died.
2:26 Also, unto Abiathar the priest, said the king -- To Anathoth, get thee unto thine own fields, for, death-doomed, thou art, -- but, this day, will I not put thee to death, because thou didst bear the ark of My Lord, Yahweh, before David my father, and because thou wast afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
2:27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto Yahweh, -- to fulfil the word of Yahweh which he spake concerning the household of Eli, in Shiloh.
2:28 And, the report, came unto Joab, for, Joab, had inclined after Adonijah, although, after Solomon, he had not inclined, -- so then Joab fled into the Tent of Yahweh, and laid hold of the horns of the altar.
2:29 And it was told King Solomon -- Joab hath fled into the Tent of Yahweh, and, there he is, beside the altar. So Solomon sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada, saying -- Go fall upon him!
2:30 And Benaiah came into the Tent of Yahweh, and said unto him -- Thus, saith the king, Come forth! And he said -- Nay! but, here, will I die! So Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus, spake Joab, and, thus, he answered me.
2:31 And the king said to him -- Do as he hath spoken, fall, then, upon him, and bury him, -- and so put away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from off me, and from off the house of my father;
2:32 thus will Yahweh bring back his blood upon his own head, in that he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing it, -- even Abner son of Ner, general of the army of Israel, and Amasa son of Jether, general of the army of Judah;
2:33 thus shall their blood come back upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed unto times age-abiding, -- but, David and his seed, and his house, and his throne, shall have peace, unto times age-abiding, from Yahweh.
2:34 So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and put him to death, -- and he was buried in his own house, in the wilderness.
2:35 And the king put Benaiah son of Jehoiada, in his stead, over the army, -- and, Zadok the priest, did the king put in the stead of Abiathar.
2:36 And the king sent, and called for Shimei, and said to him -- Build thee a house, in Jerusalem, so shalt thou dwell there, -- and shalt not go forth from thence, hither or thither;
2:37 but it shall be that, on the day thou goest forth, and passest over the Kidron ravine, know, that thou shalt, die, -- thy blood, shall be, upon thine own head.
2:38 And Shimei said to the king -- Good, is the word, as my lord the king hath spoken, so, will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.
2:39 But it came to pass, at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei fled unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath, -- and they told Shimei, saying -- Lo! thy servants are in Gath.
2:40 So Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath, unto Achish, to seek his servants -- and Shimei went and brought in his servants, from Gath.
2:41 And it was told Solomon -- Shimei hath been out of Jerusalem to Gath, and returned.
2:42 Then sent the king and called for Shimei, and said unto him -- Did I not put thee on oath by Yahweh, and adjure thee, saying -- On the day thou goest forth and takest thy journey hither or thither, know, that thou shalt, die. Then saidst thou unto me -- Good, is the word I have heard.
2:43 Why then, hast thou not kept the oath of Yahweh, -- and the charge which I laid upon thee?
2:44 Then said the king unto Shimei -- Thou, knowest all the wickedness which thy heart is privy to, which thou didst unto David my father, -- therefore shall Yahweh bring back thy wickedness, upon thine own head.
2:45 But, King Solomon, shall be blessed, -- and, the throne of David, shall be established before Yahweh, unto times age-abiding.
2:46 So the king charged Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him, that he died, -- and, the kingdom, was established in the hand of Solomon.
[1 Kings 3]
3:1 And Solomon contracted an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, -- and took the daughter of Pharaoh, 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 Save only, that the people were sacrificing in the high places, -- because there had not been built a house unto the Name of Yahweh, until those days,
3:3 Solomon loved Yahweh, by walking in the statutes of David his father, -- save only, that, in the high places, he himself, was sacrificing and offering incense.
3:4 So then the king went to Gibeon, to sacrifice there, for, that, was the great high place, -- a thousand ascending-sacrifices, did Solomon offer up on that altar.
3:5 In Gibeon, Yahweh appeared unto Solomon, in a dream by night, -- and God said, Ask, what I shall give thee.
3:6 Then said Solomon -- Thou, didst deal, with thy servant David my father, in great lovingkindness, according as he walked before thee, in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart, with thee, -- and thou hast kept, for him, this great lovingkindness, that thou hast given unto him a son, to sit upon his throne, as it is this day.
3:7 Now, therefore, O Yahweh my God, thou, hast made thy servant king, instead of David my father, -- and, I, am but a little child, I know not how to go out and come in.
3:8 And, thy servant, is in the midst of thy people, whom thou hast chosen, -- a numerous people, that cannot be numbered or summed up, for multitude.
3:9 Wilt thou, then, give unto thy servant, a heart that hearkeneth, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad, -- for who is able to judge this thine honoured people?
3:10 And the thing was good in the eyes of the Lord, -- that Solomon had asked this thing;
3:11 And God said unto him -- Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself many days, nor asked for thyself riches, nor asked the lives of thine enemies, -- but hast asked for thyself discernment, in hearing a cause,
3:12 lo! I have done according to thy word, -- lo! I have given unto thee a wise and discerning heart, so that, like thee, hath been none, before thee, and, after thee, shall rise up none, like thee.
3:13 Moreover also, what thou hast not asked, have I given unto thee, both riches and honour, -- so that there hath been none, like thee, among the kings, all thy days.
3:14 And, if thou wilt walk in my ways, by keeping my statutes, and my commandments, as, David thy father, walked, then will I lengthen out thy days.
3:15 And Solomon awoke, and lo! it was a dream. So he entered into Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and caused to go up ascending-sacrifices and offered peace-offerings, and made a banquet for all his servants.
3:16 Then, came there in two unchaste women, unto the king, -- and stood before him.
3:17 And the one woman said -- Pardon, my lord! I and this woman, dwell in one house, -- and I gave birth to a child near her, in the house.
3:18 And it came to pass, the third day after I bare, that, this woman also, gave birth to a child, -- we two, being together, there was no stranger with us in the house, none but we two in the house.
3:19 And this woman's son died in the night, -- because she overlaid it.
3:20 Then arose she, in the middle of the night, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid was sleeping, and laid it in her own besom, -- but, her dead son, laid she in, my, bosom.
3:21 And, when I arose in the morning, to give suck unto my child, lo! it was dead! but, when I looked at it narrowly in the morning, lo! it was not, my son that I had borne.
3:22 Then said the other woman -- Nay! but, my son, is the, living, and, thy son, the, dead. But, this, one kept on saying -- Nay, verily! but, thy son, is the, dead, and, my son, the, living. Thus spake they before the king.
3:23 Then said the king, The one woman, is saying, This, is, my son, the one that liveth, and, thy son, is, the one that is dead, -- and, the other, is saying, Nay! but, thy son, is, the dead one, and, my son, the, living.
3:24 And the king said -- Bring me a sword! So they brought a sword before the king.
3:25 Then said the king, Divide the living child, in twain, -- and give half to the one, and half to the other.
3:26 Then spake the woman, whose was the living child, unto the king -- for tender became her compassions over her son -- so she said -- Pardon, my lord! Give, her, the living child, and do not, kill, it. But the other kept on saying -- Neither mine, nor thine, shall it be, divide it.
3:27 Then responded the king, and said -- Give, her, the living child, ye shall not, kill, it, -- she, is its mother.
3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had delivered, and they stood in awe before the king, -- for they saw, that, the wisdom of God, was in him, to execute justice.
[1 Kings 4]
4:1 And so it came to pass, that, King Solomon, was king, over all Israel.
4:2 Now, these, were his chief officers of state, -- Azariah son of Zadok, the priest;
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha, scribes, -- Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud, the recorder;
4:4 And Benaiah son of Jehoiada, over the army, -- and Zadok and Abiathar priests;
4:5 And Azariah son of Nathan, over the governors, -- and Zabud son of Nathan, minister, king's friend;
4:6 And Ahishar, over the household, -- and Adoniram son of Abda, over the tribute.
4:7 And, Solomon, had twelve governors over all Israel, who used to sustain the king and his household, -- for a month in the year, was it appointed unto each one, to find sustenance.
4:8 And, these, are their names, Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;
4:9 Ben-deker, in Makaz and in Shaalbim and Beth-shemesh, -- and Elon-beth-hanan;
4:10 Ben-hesed, in Arubboth, -- to him, pertaineth Socoh, and all the land of Hepher;
4:11 Ben-abinadab, all the height of Dor, -- Taphath daughter of Solomon, had he to wife;
4:12 Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, and Megiddo, -- and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean as far as Abel-meholah, as far as over against Jokmeam;
4:13 Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead, -- to him, belonged the towns of Jair, son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, his, was the region of Argob which is in Bashan, sixty great cities, with walls and with bars of bronze;
4:14 Ahinadab son of Iddo, towards Mahanaim;
4:15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali, -- moreover, he, took Basemath daughter of Solomon, to wife;
4:16 Banna son of Hushai, in Asher and in Aloth;
4:17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah, in Issachar;
4:18 Shimei son of Ela, in Benjamin;
4:19 Geber son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, -- the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, being, the one governor, that was in the land.
4:20 Judah and Israel, were many, as the sand that is by the sea, for multitude, -- eating and drinking, and rejoicing.
4:21 And, Solomon, became ruler over all the kingdoms, from the River [even unto] the land of the Philistines, and as far as the boundary of Egypt, -- and these were bringing presents, and serving Solomon, all the days of his life.
4:22 And it came to pass, that Solomon's provision for one day was, -- thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal;
4:23 ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, -- besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl.
4:24 For, he, had dominion over all on this side the River, from Tiphsah even as far as Gaza, over all the kings on this side the River, -- and he had, peace, on all sides of him, round about.
4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt securely, every man under his own vine, and under his own fig-tree, from Dan even unto Beer-sheba, -- all the days of Solomon.
4:26 And it came to pass that, Solomon, had forty thousand stalls of horses, for his chariots, -- and twelve thousand horsemen.
4:27 And these governors provided sustenance for King Solomon, and for all that drew near unto the table of King Solomon, every man in his month, -- they let, nought, be lacking.
4:28 Barley also and crushed straw, for the horses and for the swift beasts, brought they in unto the place where it should be, every man according to his charge.
4:29 And God gave wisdom unto Solomon, and discernment, and very great largeness of heart, -- like the sand that is on the shore of the sea:
4:30 so that, the wisdom of Solomon, excelled, the wisdom of all the sons of the East, -- and all the wisdom of the Egyptians,
4:31 so that he was wiser than any man -- than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman and Calcol and Darda, sons of Mahol, -- and it came to pass that, his name, was throughout all the nations round about.
4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs, -- and it came to pass that, his songs, were a thousand and five.
4:33 And he discoursed of trees -- from the cedar that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop, that springeth out in the wall, -- and he discoursed of beasts and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
4:34 And there came in, of all the peoples, to hear the wisdom of Solomon -- of all the kings of the earth, who heard his wisdom.
[1 Kings 5]
5:1 And Hiram King of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon, for he had heard that, him, had they anointed king, in the room of his father, -- for, Hiram, was, a lover, of, David continually.
5:2 So Solomon sent unto Hiram, saying: --
5:3 Thou, knewest David my father, how that he could not build a house unto the Name of Yahweh his God, because of the wars that were about him on every side, -- until Yahweh should put them under the soles of his feet;
5:4 but, now, Yahweh my God hath given me rest on every side, -- there is neither adversary nor incident of evil.
5:5 Behold me! then, purposing to build a house for the Name of Yahweh my God -- even as Yahweh spake unto David my father, saying -- Thy son, whom I will set in thy stead, upon thy throne, he, shall build the house for my Name.
5:6 Now, therefore, command thou that they fell me cedars, out of Lebanon, and, my servants, shall be, with thy servants, and, the hire of thy servants, will I give thee, according to all that thou shalt say, -- for, thou, knowest, that, none amongst us, hath skill to fell timber, like the Zidonians.
5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, -- and said: Blessed, be Yahweh, to-day, who hath given unto David a wise son, over this great people!
5:8 And Hiram sent unto Solomon, saying, I have heard that which thou hast sent unto me, -- I, will do all thy desire, as to timber of cedar, and timber of fir.
5:9 My servants, shall bring them down out of Lebanon unto the sea, and, I, will put them in rafts on the sea, unto the place of which thou shalt send me word, and will cause them to be discharged there, and, thou, shalt receive them, and, thou, shalt do my desire, by giving food for my household.
5:10 So then Hiram began giving unto Solomon timber of cedar, and timber of fir, even all his desire,
5:11 and, Solomon, gave unto Hiram, twenty thousand measures of wheat, as food for his household, and twenty measures of beaten oil, -- thus, used Solomon on to give unto Hiram, year by year.
5:12 And, Yahweh, gave wisdom unto Solomon, as he promised him, -- and it came to pass that there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and, they two, solemnised a covenant.
5:13 And King Solomon raised a labour-band, out of all Israel, -- and it came to pass that, the labour-band, was thirty thousand men.
5:14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month, by courses, a month, were they in Lebanon, two months, at home, -- and, Adoniram, was over the levy.
5:15 And it came to pass that, Solomon, had seventy thousand bearers of burdens, -- and eighty thousand hewers in the mountain;
5:16 besides the chiefs of Solomon's officers, who were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, -- who ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
5:17 And the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to found the house with hewn stones.
5:18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders with the Gebalites wrought them, -- thus made they ready the timber and the stones, for building the house.
[1 Kings 6]
6:1 And so it came to pass, in the four hundred and eightieth year, by the coming forth of the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year (in the month of Zif, the same, being the second month) of the reign of Solomon over Israel, that he began to build the house unto Yahweh.
6:2 Now, the house which King Solomon built unto Yahweh, was sixty cubits in length, and twenty in breadth, -- and thirty cubits in height.
6:3 And, the porch in front of the temple of the house, was twenty cubits in length, according to the breadth of the house, -- ten cubits in breadth, in front of the house.
6:4 And he made to the house windows, with closed bars.
6:5 And he built -- by the wall of the house -- a gallery, round about, against the walls of the house, round about, both to the temple, and to the shrine, -- and he made side chambers round about.
6:6 The, lowest gallery, was five cubits broad, and, the middle, six cubits broad, and, the third, seven cubits broad, -- for he put, ledges, against the house round about, on the outer side, so as not to make fastenings in the walls of the house.
6:7 Now, the house, when it was in building, with whole quarry-stones, was built, -- neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tools of iron, was heard in the house, when it was in building.
6:8 The entrance of the lowest story, was on the right side of the house, -- and, by winding stairs, went they up unto the middle [story], and, out of the middle, into, the third.
6:9 So he built the house, and finished it, -- and ceiled the house with planks and beams of cedar;
6:10 and built the gallery against all the house, five cubits in height, -- and so fastened the house, with timber of cedar.
6:11 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Solomon, saying:
6:12 Concerning this house, which thou art building, If thou wilt walk in my statutes, and, my regulations, wilt practise, and so observe all my commandments, by walking in them, Then will I establish my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father;
6:13 and will make my habitation in the midst of the sons of Israel, -- and will not forsake my people Israel.
6:14 Thus Solomon built the house, and finished it;
6:15 and he built the walls of the house on the inside, with boards of cedar, from the floor of the house, unto the cross-beams of the ceiling, he overlaid it with wood, on the inside, -- and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of fir.
6:16 And he built twenty cubits, at the hinder part of the house, with boards of cedar, from the floor as far as the cross-beams, -- and he built it within, for a shrine, even for the holy of holies;
6:17 but, forty cubits, was the house itself, -- the same, was the temple, before the oracle.
6:18 And, the cedar for the house within, was carved with colocynths, and with festoons of flowers, -- the whole, was cedar, there was no stone to be seen.
6:19 And, the shrine in the midst of the house within, made he ready, -- for placing there, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
6:20 And, the interior of the shrine, was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in height, and he overlaid it, with pure gold, -- and overlaid the altar with cedar.
6:21 Thus then did Solomon overlay the house within, with pure gold, -- and he drew chains of gold across the front of the shrine, and overlaid it with gold;
6:22 yea, all the house, overlaid he with gold, until he had made all the house into one whole, -- even all the altar that was by the shrine, overlaid he with gold.
6:23 And he made, within the shrine, two cherubim of wild olive wood, -- ten cubits in height;
6:24 and, five cubits, was the one wing of the cherub, and, five cubits, the second wing of the cherub, -- ten cubits, from the one end of his wings unto the other end of his wings.
6:25 Ten cubits, also was the second cherub, -- of one size and one shape, were the two cherubim.
6:26 The height of the one cherub, was ten cubits, -- and, so, of the second cherub.
6:27 And he placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the cherubim stretched forth their wings, -- so that the wing of the one touched the [one] wall, and the wing of the other cherub, was touching the other wall, -- and, their wings in the midst of the house, were touching, wing to wing.
6:28 And he overlaid the cherubim with gold.
6:29 And, all the walls of the house round about, carved he with figures of cherubim, and palm-trees, and festoons of flowers, -- within and without.
6:30 Even the floor of the house, overlaid he with gold, -- within and without.
6:31 And, the entrance of the shrine, made he with doors, of wild olive-wood, the pillars and posts being a fifth.
6:32 The two doors, also were of olive-wood, and he carved upon them carvings of cherubim, and palm-trees, and festoons of flowers, and overlaid them with gold, -- yea he spread out, over the cherubim and over the palm-trees, the gold.
6:33 So, also, made he for the entrance of the temple, with posts of wild olive-wood, -- a fourth part.
6:34 And, the two doors, were of fir wood, -- the two leaves of the one door, were folding, and, the two leaves of the other door, were folding.
6:35 And he carved cherubim, and palm-trees, and festoons of flowers, and overlaid them with gold, smoothed out on the carved work.
6:36 And he built the inner court, with three rows of hewn stone, -- and a row of beams of cedar.
6:37 In the fourth year, was laid the foundation of the house of Yahweh, -- in the month Zif;
6:38 and, in the eleventh year, in the month Bul -- the same, is the eighth month, was the house finished, as to all the particulars thereof, and as to all the appointments thereof, -- so then he built it in seven years.
[1 Kings 7]
7:1 But, his own house, was Solomon thirteen years in building, -- so he finished all his house.
7:2 Yea he built the house of the forest of Lebanon, a hundred cubits, the length thereof, and, fifty cubits, the breadth thereof, and, thirty cubits, the height thereof, -- upon four rows of pillars of cedar, with beams of cedar, upon the pillars;
7:3 and it was covered with cedar above upon the joists, that were on forty-five pillars, -- fifteen in a row.
7:4 And there were, window spaces, in three rows, -- and light over against light, three times.
7:5 And, all the openings and the posts, were square in their frame, -- and light was over against light, three times.
7:6 And, a porch of pillars, made he, fifty cubits, in length, and, thirty cubits, in breadth, -- and, a porch, was on the one front of them, and pillars and threshold, were on the other front of them.
7:7 And, a porch for the throne, where he should judge, even the porch of judgment, made he, and it was wainscotted with cedar, from floor to ceiling.
7:8 And, his own house where he should dwell, in the other court within the porch, was, of like workmanship unto this, -- a house also, made he, for the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Solomon had taken [to wife], in a similar porch.
7:9 All these, were of costly stones, after the dimensions of hewn stones, sawn with saws, within and without, -- even from the foundation, unto the coping, and without as far as the great court.
7:10 And, the foundation, was of costly stones, large stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
7:11 And, above, were costly stones, after the dimensions of hewn stone, and cedar.
7:12 And, the great court round about, was of three rows of hewn stone, and a row of beams of cedar, -- both to the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and to the porch of the house.
7:13 And King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram, out of Tyre:
7:14 son of a widow woman, was he of the tribe of Naphtali, but, his father, was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze, and he was filled with wisdom, and discernment, and knowledge, for executing all manner of work in bronze, -- so he came unto King Solomon, and executed all his work.
7:15 And he cast two pillars of bronze, -- eighteen cubits, the height of each pillar, and, a line of twelve cubits, would surround the second pillar.
7:16 And, two capitals, made he, to set upon the tops of the pillars, of molten bronze, -- five cubits, was the height of the one capital, and, five cubits, the height of the other capital;
7:17 with a frame of checker work, wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars, -- seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.
7:18 So he made the pillars, -- and, two rows round about, upon the one frame of checker work, covering the capitals which were upon the top with pomegranates, thus also, did he for the other capital.
7:19 And, the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars, were of lily work, in span, four cubits.
7:20 And there were capitals upon the two pillars, above also, close by the belly, which was beside the checker work, -- and there were two hundred pomegranates, in rows round about, upon either capital.
7:21 So he reared the pillars for the porch of the temple, -- yea he reared the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin, and reared the left pillar, and called the name thereof, Boaz.
7:22 And, upon the top of the pillars, was lily work, -- which gave finish to the work of the pillars.
7:23 And he made a molten sea, -- ten cubits from the one brim to the other, it was round all about, and, five cubits, was the height thereof, and, a line of thirty cubits, would encompass it round about.
7:24 And, colocynths, were under the brim thereof round about, encompassing it, ten in a cubit, encircling the sea, round about, -- two rows of colocynths, made in the casting thereof:
7:25 standing upon twelve oxen, three looking northward, and three looking westward, and three looking southward, and three looking eastward, the sea, being upon them above, -- all their hinder parts, being, inward.
7:26 And, the thickness thereof, was a hand breadth, and, the brim thereof, was like the brim-work of a cup, of lily-blossoms, -- two thousand baths, did it contain.
7:27 And he made ten stands of bronze, -- four cubits, the length of each stand, and, four cubits, the breadth thereof, and, three cubits, the height thereof.
7:28 And, this, was the work of the stand, there were, side walls, to them, -- and, the side-walls, were between joining ledges;
7:29 and, upon the side-walls which were between the ledges, were lions, oxen, and cherubim, and, upon the ledges, was a pedestal above, and, beneath the lions and oxen, a wreath of hanging work.
7:30 And, four wheels of bronze, had each stand, with axles of bronze, and, the four steps thereof, had shoulder pieces, -- under the laver, were the molten shoulder-pieces, over against each wreath.
7:31 And, the mouth thereof, within the capital and upwards, was a cubit, and, the mouth thereof, was round, of pedestal work, a cubit and a half, -- moreover also, upon the mouth thereof, were gravings, with their side-walls four-square, not round.
7:32 And, four wheels, were beneath the side-walls, the axletrees of the wheels, being in the stands, -- and, the height of each wheel, was a cubit and a half:
7:33 and, the work of the wheels, was like the work of a chariot-wheel; and, their axletrees, and their felloes, and their spokes, and their naves, the whole, were molten.
7:34 And there were, four shoulder-pieces, at the four corners of each stand, of the stand itself, were the shoulder-pieces thereof.
7:35 And, in the top of the stand, half a cubit in height, was a circular piece round about, -- and, on the top of the stand, the tenons thereof, and, the side-walls thereof, were of the same.
7:36 Then carved he, upon the plates of the tenons thereof, and upon the side-walls thereof, cherubim, lions, and palm-trees, -- according to the open space of each with a wreath round about.
7:37 Thus, made he the ten stands, -- one mould, one measure, one shape, had they, all.
7:38 Then made he ten lavers of bronze, -- forty baths, would each laver contain, four cubits, was each laver, one laver, was on each of, the ten stands.
7:39 And he set the stands, five on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house, -- but, the sea, he set on the right side of the house eastward, over against the south.
7:40 And Hiram made lavers, and shovels, and bowls, -- and Hiram ended the doing of all the work which he wrought for King Solomon, for the house of Yahweh:
7:41 two pillars, -- and the bowls of the capitals which were upon the top of the two pillars, -- and the two frames of checker-work, covering the two bowls of the capitals, which were upon the top of the pillars;
7:42 and the four hundred pomegranates, for the two frames of checker-work, -- two rows of pomegranates to each frame, for covering the two bowls of the capitals, which were on the face of the pillars;
7:43 and the ten stands, -- with the ten lavers upon the stands;
7:44 and the one sea, -- with the twelve oxen under the sea;
7:45 and the pans, and the shovels, and the tossing bowls, and, all these vessels which Hiram made King Solomon, for the house of Yahweh, were of burnished bronze.
7:46 In the circuit of the Jordan, did the king cast them, in the clay ground, -- between Succoth and Zarethan.
7:47 And Solomon let all the vessels be, because of their exceeding great multitude, -- the weight of the bronze was not found out.
7:48 And Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of Yahweh, -- the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereon was the presence-bread;
7:49 and the lamp-holders -- five on the right and five on the left, before the shrine, of pure gold, -- with the blossoms, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold;
7:50 and the bowls, and the snuffers, and the tossing bowls, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold, -- and the hinge-holes, for the doors of the inner house, the holy of holies, and for the doors of the house itself, the temple, of, gold.
7:51 So was completed all the work which King Solomon made for the house of Yahweh, and Solomon brought in the hallowed things of David his father -- the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put in the treasuries of the house of Yahweh.
[1 Kings 8]
8:1 Then, did Solomon call together the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, chiefs of the fathers of the sons 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, the same is Zion.
8:2 So all the men of Israel came together unto King Solomon, in the month of steady flowings, at the festival, -- the same is the seventh month.
8:3 And all the elders of Israel came in, -- and the priests took up the ark;
8:4 and they brought up the ark of Yahweh, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the hallowed vessels that were in the tent, -- yea, the priests and the Levites, did bring them up.
8:5 And, King Solomon, and all the assembly of Israel who had assembled themselves unto him, were with him, before the ark, -- sacrificing sheep and oxen, which could neither be recorded nor counted, for multitude.
8:6 So the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh into its place, into the shrine of the house, into the holy of holies, -- under the wings of the cherubim.
8:7 For, the cherubim, were spreading forth their two wings, over the place of the ark, -- and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and over the staves thereof, above.
8:8 And they drew out the staves, and the heads of the staves were seen from the holy place, in front of the shrine, although they were not seen on the outside, -- and they have remained there until this day.
8:9 There was nothing in the ark, save the two tables of stone, which Moses deposited there in Horeb, -- the tables of the covenant which Yahweh solemnised with the sons of Israel, when they came forth out of the land of Egypt.
8:10 And so it was, when the priests came forth out of the holy place, that, a cloud, filled the house of Yahweh;
8:11 so that the priests could not stand to minister, because of the cloud, -- for, the glory of Yahweh, filled, the house of Yahweh.
8:12 Then, said Solomon, -- Yahweh, said, that he would make his habitation in thick gloom:
8:13 I have, built, a house as a high abode for thee, -- A settled place for thee to abide in, for ages.
8:14 And the king turned about his face, and blessed all the convocation of Israel, -- while all the convocation of Israel was standing;
8:15 and he said -- Blessed, be Yahweh, God of Israel, who spake with his mouth, unto David my father, -- that which with his hand he hath fulfilled, saying: --
8:16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel, out of Egypt, I had chosen no city, out of all the tribes of Israel, for building a house, where my Name might be, -- but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my Name should be there, and I have chosen David, to be over my people Israel:
8:17 And so it came to pass, that it was near the heart of David my father, -- to build a house for the Name of Yahweh, God of Israel.
8:18 Then said Yahweh unto David my father, Because it was near thy heart to build a house for my Name, thou didst well that it was near thy heart;
8:19 Only, thou thyself, must not build the house, -- but, thine own son who hath proceeded out of thy loins, he, shall build the house, for my Name.
8:20 So then Yahweh hath established his word which he spake, -- and I have been raised up in the room of David my father, and have taken my seat upon the throne of Israel, as spake Yahweh, and have built the house for the Name of Yahweh, God of Israel;
8:21 and have appointed there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of Yahweh, -- which he solemnised with our fathers, when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt.
8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh, in the presence of all the convocation of Israel, -- and spread forth his hands towards the heavens;
8:23 and said -- O Yahweh, God of Israel! Not like thee, is there a God, in the heavens above, or upon the earth beneath, -- keeping Covenant and Lovingkindness for thy servants who are walking before thee, with all their heart;
8:24 who hast kept for thy servant David my father, that which thou didst promise him, -- in that thou didst promise with thy mouth, and, with thy hand, hast fulfilled, as it is this day.
8:25 Now, therefore, O Yahweh, God of Israel, keep thou for thy servant David my father, that which thou didst promise him, saying, There shall not be cut off to thee a man from before me, to sit upon the throne of Israel, -- if only, thy sons take heed to their way, by walking before me, as thou hast walked before me.
8:26 Now, therefore, O God of Israel, -- verified be thy word, I pray thee, which thou didst speak to thy servant, David my father.
8:27 But, in very deed, will God dwell, upon the earth? Lo! the heaven, yea the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built?
8:28 Yet wilt thou turn unto the prayer of thy servant, and unto his supplication, O Yahweh my God, -- to hearken unto the cry, and unto the prayer, wherewith thy servant doth pray before thee to-day;
8:29 that thine eye may be opened toward this house, night and day, toward the place of which thou hast said, My Name shall be, there; hearkening unto the prayer which thy servant shall offer toward this place.
8:30 Wilt, thou, therefore, hearken unto the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, whensoever they shall pray toward this place, -- yea wilt, thou thyself, hear, in thine own dwelling-place, in the heavens, and, when thou hearest, then wilt thou forgive?
8:31 When a man shall sin against his neighbour, and there shall be taken up against him an oath, to put him on oath, -- and he shall come in and swear before thine altar, in this house,
8:32 then wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens, and act, and judge thy servants, condemning the lawless, by setting his way upon his own head, -- and justifying the righteous, by giving to him, according to his righteousness?
8:33 When thy people Israel are smitten before an enemy, because they have been sinning against thee, -- and they turn again unto thee, and confess thy Name, and pray and make supplication unto thee, in this house,
8:34 then wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them back unto the soil, which thou gavest unto their fathers?
8:35 When the heavens are shut up, and there is no rain, because they have been sinning against thee, -- and they shall pray toward this place, and confess thy Name, and, from their sin, shall return, because thou hast been afflicting them,
8:36 then wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou mayest teach them the good way, wherein they should walk, -- and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people, for an inheritance?
8:37 When there shall be, famine, in the land, when there shall be, pestilence, when there shall be, blasting, mildew locust, caterpillar, when their enemy shall besiege them in one of their own gates, -- whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness;
8:38 any prayer, any supplication which, any son of earth, may have, of all thy people Israel, -- who will certainly know every man the plague of his own heart, and so he shall spread abroad his hands towards this house,
8:39 then wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens, in the settled place of thine abode, and forgive and act, and give unto every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou wilt know, -- for, thou thyself alone, knowest the heart of all the sons of men;
8:40 to the end they may revere thee, all the days which they do live, upon the face of the soil, -- which thou gavest unto our fathers?
8:41 Moreover also, unto the stranger, who is, not of thy people Israel, -- but hath come in out of a far country, for the sake of thy Name, --
8:42 (for they will certainly hear of thy great Name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched-out arm, -- and so will come in and pray towards this house),
8:43 wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens, the settled place of thine abode, and act, according to all for which, the stranger, shall cry unto thee, -- to the end that all the peoples of the earth may truly know thy Name, so as to revere thee, like thy people Israel, and to know that, thine own Name, hath been given unto this house, which I have built?
8:44 When thy people go forth to war against their enemy, whithersoever thou mayest send them, -- and shall pray unto Yahweh, in the direction of the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy Name,
8:45 then wilt thou hear, in the heavens, their prayer and their supplication, -- and maintain their cause?
8:46 When they sin against thee -- for there is, no son of earth, that sinneth not, and thou shalt be angry with them, and deliver them up before an enemy, -- who shall carry them away as their captives, into the land of the enemy, far or near;
8:47 and they come back to their right mind, in the land whither they have been taken captive, -- and so turn and make supplication unto thee, in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned and done perversely, we have been lawless;
8:48 and so they turn unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who have carried them away captive, -- and pray unto thee in the direction of their own land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy Name,
8:49 then wilt thou hearken in the heavens, the settled place of thine abode, unto their prayer, and unto their supplication, -- and maintain their cause;
8:50 and grant forgiveness to thy people, who have sinned against thee, even as to all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, -- and grant them compassion before their captors, so that they may have compassion upon them;
8:51 because, thy people and thine inheritance, they are, -- whom thou didst bring forth out of Egypt, out of the midst of the smelting-pot of iron;
8:52 that thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, -- to hearken unto them, in all their crying unto thee;
8:53 because, thou thyself, didst separate them unto thee, for an inheritance, out of all the peoples of the earth, -- as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest forth our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Yahweh.
8:54 And it came to pass, when Solomon had made an end of praying unto Yahweh all this prayer and supplication, that he arose from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling on his knees, with his hands outspread to the heavens;
8:55 and stood and blessed all the convocation of Israel, -- with a loud voice, saying:
8:56 Blessed, be Yahweh, who 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.
8:57 Yahweh our God be with us, as he was with our fathers, -- let him not leave us, nor forsake us;
8:58 but bow our heart unto himself, -- to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his regulations, which he commanded our fathers.
8:59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before Yahweh, be near unto Yahweh our God, day and night, -- that he may maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel, as any need ariseth:
8:60 To the end that all the peoples of the earth may know, that, Yahweh, is God, -- there is none else.
8:61 So shall your heart be sound 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, were offering sacrifice before Yahweh.
8:63 So Solomon offered as a sacrifice of peace-offerings, which he offered unto Yahweh -- Oxen, two and twenty thousand, and Sheep, a hundred and twenty thousand, -- Thus did, the king and all the sons of Israel, dedicate the house of Yahweh.
8:64 On that day, did the king hallow the middle of the court, that was before the house of Yahweh, -- for he offered there the ascending-sacrifice, and the meal-offering, and the fat portions of the peace-offerings, because, the altar of bronze that was before Yahweh, was too small to receive the ascending-sacrifice and the meal-offering, and the fat portions of the peace-offerings.
8:65 And Solomon made, at that time, a festival -- and all Israel with him -- a great convocation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the ravine of Egypt, before Yahweh our God, seven days, and seven days, -- fourteen days.
8:66 And on the eighth day, he sent the people away, and they blessed the king, -- and departed to their homes, rejoicing and glad of heart, over all the goodness which Yahweh had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.
[1 Kings 9]
9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had made an end of building the house of Yahweh, and the house of the king, and everything that Solomon desired, which he was pleased to make,
9:2 then appeared Yahweh unto Solomon, a second time, -- as he appeared unto him, in Gibeon.
9:3 And Yahweh said unto him -- I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, wherewith thou hast made supplication before me, I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my Name there unto times age-abiding, -- and mine eyes and my heart shall be there, continually:
9:4 As for thee, therefore, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, with a whole heart and with uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, -- and, my statutes and my regulations, wilt keep,
9:5 then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom over Israel, unto times age-abiding, -- as I promised unto David thy father, saying, There shall not be cut off to thee a man, from off the throne of Israel.
9:6 If ye, turn back, ye or your sons, from following me, and keep not my commandments, my statutes, which I have set before you, -- but depart and serve other gods, and bow yourselves down to them,
9:7 then will I cut off Israel, from the face of the soil, which I have given unto them, and, the house which I have hallowed for my Name, will I suffer to be carried away from before me, -- and Israel shall become a byword and a mockery, among all the peoples;
9:8 and, this house which had been renowned, shall be desolate, every one that passeth by it, shall be astonished and shall whistle, -- and men shall say -- For what cause, hath Yahweh done, thus, unto this land, and unto this house?
9:9 And men will answer -- Because they forsook Yahweh their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold of other gods, and bowed themselves down to them, and served them, for this cause, hath Yahweh brought in upon them all this ruin.
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 house of the king;
9:11 Hiram king of Tyre having supplied Solomon with timber of cedar, and with timber of fir, and with gold, according to all his desire, that, then, King Solomon gave unto Hiram twenty cities, in the land of Galilee.
9:12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to view the cities which, Solomon, had given him, -- and they were not pleasing in his eyes.
9:13 So he said -- What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them, Unfruitful Land, [as they are called] unto this day.
9:14 Now Hiram had sent to the king, -- a hundred and twenty talents of gold.
9:15 Now, the following, is an account of the tax which King Solomon raised, for building the house of Yahweh and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, -- and Hazor and Megiddo, and Gezer.
9:16 Pharaoh king of Egypt, had gone up and captured Gezer, and burned it with fire, the Canaanites also who were dwelling in the city, had he slain, -- and had given it as a dowry, to his daughter, wife of Solomon.
9:17 So then Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon, the nether,
9:18 and Baalath and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land;
9:19 also all the store cities, which Solomon had, and the cities for chariots, and the cities for horsemen, -- and the desire of Solomon that he was pleased to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land that he ruled over.
9:20 All the people that were left, of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, who were, not of the sons of Israel;
9:21 their sons, who were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel were not able to devote to destruction, Solomon levied them for a toiling labour-band [which remaineth] unto this day.
9:22 But, of the sons of Israel, Solomon devoted none to bond-service, -- but, they, were men of war, and his servants, and his generals, and his heroes, and captains of his chariots, and his horsemen.
9:23 These, were the chiefs of the officers, who were over the work, for Solomon, five hundred and fifty, -- who ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
9:24 Scarcely had Pharaoh's daughter come up out of the city of David, into her own house, which he had built for her, when he built Millo.
9:25 And Solomon used to offer, three times a year, ascending-sacrifices and peace-offerings, upon the altar which he had built unto Yahweh, and to offer incense at the altar which was before Yahweh, -- thus Solomon gave completeness unto the house.
9:26 A fleet also, did King Solomon build in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
9:27 And Hiram sent in the fleet his servants, seamen, having 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.
[1 Kings 10]
10:1 And, when, the queen of Sheba, heard the report of Solomon, as pertaining to the Name of Yahweh, she came to prove him, with abstruse questions.
10:2 Yea she came to Jerusalem with a very heavily-laden train, of camels bearing spices, and gold in great abundance, and precious stones, -- and, when she was come to Solomon, she spake unto him all that was near her heart;
10:3 and Solomon answered her all her questions, -- there was nothing hidden from the king, which he told her not.
10:4 And, when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, -- and the house which he had built;
10:5 and the food of his table, and the seated assembly of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers with their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he ascended unto the house of Yahweh, there was in her no more spirit.
10:6 And she said unto the king, True, was the word which I heard in mine own land, -- concerning thine affairs, and concerning thy wisdom.
10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until that I had come and mine own eyes had seen, and lo! there had not been told me, the half, -- thou dost exceed, in wisdom and prosperity, even the report which I heard!
10:8 How happy, are thy wives, how happy, are these thy servants, -- who do stand before thee continually, who hear thy wisdom!
10:9 Yahweh thy God be blessed, who delighted in thee, to set thee upon the throne of Israel, -- because Yahweh loveth Israel unto times age-abiding, therefore hath he appointed thee to be king, to execute justice and righteousness.
10:10 And she gave unto the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stones, -- there came in no more, such spice for abundance, as that which the queen of Sheba gave unto King Solomon.
10:11 Moreover also, the fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in, from Ophir sandal-wood in great abundance, and precious stones.
10:12 So the king made of the sandal-wood a footpath to the house of Yahweh, and to the house of the king, lyres also and harps, for the singers, -- there hath neither come in such sandal-wood, nor been seen, unto this day.
10:13 And, when, King Solomon, had given unto the queen of Sheba, all her desire, which she asked, besides that which he gave her as the bounty of King Solomon, she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
10:14 And it came to pass that, the weight of the gold which came in unto Solomon in one year, was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold;
10:15 besides the tribute of the subjugated, and of the travelling merchants, -- and of all the kings of Arabia, and the pashas of the land.
10:16 And King Solomon made two hundred shields, of beaten gold, six hundred [shekels] of gold, laid he upon one shield;
10:17 and three hundred bucklers, of beaten gold, one hundred and fifty shekels of gold, laid he upon one buckler, -- and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
10:18 And the king made a great throne of ivory, -- and overlaid it with gold from Uphaz.
10:19 There were, six steps, to the throne, and there was, a circular top, to the throne, behind it, and there were supports on this side and on that, unto the place of the seat, -- with two lions standing beside the supports;
10:20 and, twelve lions, were standing there, upon the six steps, on this side and on that, -- there had never been made the like, for any of the kingdoms.
10:21 And, all the drinking vessels of King Solomon, were of gold, and, all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon, were of pure gold, -- none was of silver, it was accounted in the days of Solomon, as nothing.
10:22 For, a fleet of Tarshish, had the king, at sea, with the fleet of Hiram, -- once in three years, came in the fleet of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes, and peacocks.
10:23 So King Solomon became greater than any of the kings of the earth, -- for riches and for wisdom.
10:24 And, all the earth, did seek the face of Solomon, -- to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
10:25 And, they, did bring every man his present -- vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses and mules, -- a rate of a year in a year.
10:26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen, and so it was that he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, -- for whom he found place in the chariot cities, and near the king, in Jerusalem.
10:27 And the king caused silver in Jerusalem to be as stones, -- cedars also, caused he to be as the sycamores that are in the lowlands, for abundance.
10:28 And the horses that Solomon had were, an export, out of Egypt, -- and, a company of the merchants of the king, used to fetch, a drove, at a price,
10:29 And a chariot came up and forth out of Egypt, for six hundred shekels of silver and a horse for a hundred and fifty, -- and, so, for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means, came they forth.
[1 Kings 11]
11:1 But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, -- women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites:
11:2 out of the nations concerning whom Yahweh had said unto the sons of Israel -- Ye shall not go in unto them, and, they, shall not come in unto you, surely they will turn aside your heart after their gods. Unto these, did Solomon cleave in love.
11:3 So it came to pass that he had seven hundred wives who were princesses, and three hundred concubines, -- and, his wives, turned aside, his heart.
11:4 Yea it came to pass, in the old age of Solomon, that, his wives, turned aside his heart after other gods, -- his heart therefore was not sound with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.
11:5 And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.
11:6 Thus Solomon did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father.
11:7 Then, did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, -- and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon;
11:8 and, thus, did he for all his foreign wives, -- who burned incense and offered sacrifices unto their gods.
11:9 Therefore did Yahweh shew himself angry with Solomon, -- because his heart had turned aside from Yahweh God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice;
11:10 and had been giving command to him concerning this thing, that he should not go away after other gods, -- but he had not taken heed unto that which Yahweh had commanded.
11:11 Wherefore Yahweh said unto Solomon -- Forasmuch as this hath come to pass with thee, and thou hast not heeded my covenant and my statutes, which I charged upon thee, I will, rend, the kingdom away from thee, and will give it unto a servant of thine.
11:12 Notwithstanding, in thine own days, will I not do it, for the sake of David thy father, -- out of the hand of thy son, will I rend it.
11:13 Howbeit, all the kingdom, will I not rend away, one tribe, will I give unto thy son, -- for the sake of David my servant, and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.
11:14 And Yahweh raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite, -- of the seed of the king, was he, in Edom.
11:15 And it came to pass, when David was dealing with Edom, and Joab general of the army went up to bury the slain, -- and 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 men of Edom of the servants of his father, with him, to go into Egypt, -- Hadad being a little boy.
11:18 So they arose out of Midian, and came into Paran, -- and took certain men with them out of Paran, and came into Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and, food, appointed him, and, land, did give unto him.
11:19 And Hadad found great favour in the eyes 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 to him Genubath his son, and Tahpenes weaned him, in the house of Pharaoh, -- and so it came about, that Genubath was of the household of Pharaoh, among the sons of Pharaoh.
11:21 And, when, Hadad, heard in Egypt, that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab general of the army was dead, Hadad said unto Pharaoh, Let me go, that I may take my journey unto mine own land.
11:22 Then said Pharaoh unto him -- But what hast thou been lacking with me, that lo! thou art seeking to take thy journey unto thine own land? And he said -- Nothing, howbeit, let me go.
11:23 And God raised up against him an adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, -- who had fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord;
11:24 and he gathered unto him men, and became captain of a band when David slew them [of Zobah], -- then went they to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
11:25 Thus became he an adversary unto Israel, all the days of Solomon, this, is the mischief which Hadad did, -- so then, he abhorred Israel, when he reigned over Syria.
11:26 Jeroboam also, son of Nebat, an Ephrathite from Zeredah, whose, mother's name, was Zeruah, a widow woman, he being servant to Solomon, lifted up a hand against the king.
11:27 And, this, was the cause that he lifted up a hand against the king, -- Solomon, built Millo, he closed up of the of David his father. the breach city
11:28 Now, the man Jeroboam, being an able Solomon observed his servant, that he man, was, one to execute a work, so he gave him oversight of all the charge of the house of Joseph.
11:29 And it came to pass, at that time, when, Jeroboam, went forth out of Jerusalem, that there met him Ahijah the Shilonite, the prophet, in the way, he having wrapped himself about with a new mantle; and, they two, were by themselves, in the field.
11:30 Then Ahijah laid hold of the new mantle, that was upon him, -- and rent it into twelve pieces;
11:31 and said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten places, -- for Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel -- Behold me! about to rend the kingdom, out of the hand of Solomon, and I will give unto thee ten tribes:
11:32 Howbeit, one tribe, shall he retain, -- for the sake of my servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen, out of all the tribes of Israel:
11:33 Because they have forsaken me, and bowed themselves down to Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, to Chemosh, god of the Moabites, and to Milcom, god of the sons of Ammon, -- and have not walked in my ways, by doing what is right in mine eyes, even my statutes and my regulations, like David his father.
11:34 Yet will I not take all the kingdom out of his hand, -- but will suffer him to be, leader, all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose, -- who kept my commandments and my statutes.
11:35 But I will take the kingdom out of the hand of his son, and will give it to thee, even the ten tribes.
11:36 Nevertheless, go his son, will I give one tribe, -- to the end there may remain a lamp unto David my servant always before me, in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself, to put my Name there.
11:37 But, thee, will I take, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul could desire, -- and thou shalt be king over Israel.
11:38 So shall it be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I shall command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that which is right in mine eyes, by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as did David my servant, then will I be with thee, and will build thee an assured house, as I have built for David, and will give unto thee, Israel.
11:39 Thus will I humiliate the seed of David, because of this; yet not for ever.
11:40 When therefore Solomon sought to put, Jeroboam, to death, Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, -- and remained in Egypt, until the death of Solomon.
11:41 Now, the rest of the story of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are, they, not written in the book of the records of Solomon?
11:42 Now, the days which Solomon reigned in Jerusalem, over all Israel, were forty years.
11:43 So then Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father, -- and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
[1 Kings 12]
12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem, -- for, to Shechem, had all Israel come to make him king.
12:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it -- he being yet in Egypt, whither he had fled from the face of Solomon the king, that Jeroboam returned from Egypt;
12:3 yes they sent, and called him, and Jeroboam and all the convocation of Israel came, -- and spake unto Rehoboam, saying:
12:4 Thy father, made our yoke, grievous, -- now, therefore do, thou, lighten the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, that we may serve thee.
12:5 And he said unto them -- Depart ye for yet three days, and then come again unto me. And the people departed.
12:6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who used to stand before Solomon his father, while he yet lived, saying, -- How do, ye, advise, that I answer this people?
12:7 And they spake unto him, saying -- If, to-day, thou wilt be servant unto this people, and wilt serve them, -- and answer them kindly, and speak unto them good words, then will they be, thy, servants, always.
12:8 But he declined the counsel of the elders which they gave him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, who were standing before himself;
12:9 and said unto them -- What counsel do, ye, give as to how we shall answer this people who have spoken unto me, saying -- Make a lightening of the yoke which thy father put upon us?
12:10 Then spake unto him the young men who had grown up with him, saying, Thus, shalt thou say to this people that have spoken unto thee, saying -- Thy father, made our yoke heavy, thou, therefore lighten it upon us, Thus, shalt thou speak unto them, My little finger, is thicker than my father's loins;
12:11 Now, therefore, whereas, my father, laid upon you a heavy yoke, I, will add to your yoke, -- My father, did chastise you with whips, but, I, will chastise you with scorpions.
12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came in unto Rehoboam, on the third day, -- as the king had bidden, saying -- Come again unto me, on the third day.
12:13 And the king answered the people, harshly, -- and declined the counsel of the elders wherewith they had counselled him;
12:14 and spake unto them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father, made your yoke heavy, but, I, will add unto your yoke, -- My father, chastised you, with whips, but, I, will chastise you, with scorpions.
12:15 Thus the king hearkened not unto the people, -- for there had come about a turn from Yahweh, that he might establish his word, which Yahweh had spoken by Ahijah the Shilonite, unto Jeroboam, 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. Or inheritance in the son of Jesse? To your homes O Israel! Now, see to thine own house, O David! And Israel departed to their homes.
12:17 But, as for the sons of Israel who were dwelling in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
12:18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoniram who was over the tribute, but all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died, -- King Rehoboam, therefore, hastily mounted his chariot, to flee unto 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 had returned, that they sent and called him into the assembly, and made him king over all Israel, -- there were none that followed the house of David, saving the tribe of Judah only.
12:21 And, when Rehoboam entered Jerusalem, he called together all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin -- a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, able to make war, -- to fight against the house of Israel, to bring back the kingdom to Rehoboam, son of Solomon.
12:22 Then came the word of God unto Shemaiah, the man of God, saying:
12:23 Speak unto Rehoboam, son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah, and Benjamin, -- and the remnant of the people, saying:
12:24 Thus, saith Yahweh -- Ye shall not go up, neither shall ye fight with your brethren the sons of Israel, -- return ye every man to his own house, for, from me, hath this thing been brought about. So they hearkened unto the word of Yahweh, and turned back to depart, according to the word of Yahweh.
12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem, in the hill country of Ephraim, and dwelt therein, -- and went forth from thence, and built Penuel.
12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, -- Now, shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
12:27 If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of Yahweh, in Jerusalem, then will the heart of this people return unto their lord, unto Rehoboam, king of Judah, -- and they will slay me, and return unto 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, Lo! thy gods, O Israel, that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt;
12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, -- and, the other, put he in Dan.
12:30 And this thing became a sin, -- and the people went before the one, as far as Dan.
12:31 And he made a house of high-places, -- and made priests from the whole compass of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
12:32 And Jeroboam made a festival in the eight month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the festival which [was held] in Judah, and offered up on the altar, likewise, did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made, -- and he kept in attendance in Bethel, the priests of the high-places which he had made.
12:33 And he offered up on the altar which he had made in Bethel, on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, in the month which he had devised out of his own heart, -- thus made he a festival for the sons of Israel, and offered up on the altar, to make a perfume.
[1 Kings 13]
13:1 And lo! a man of God, came in out of Judah, by the word of Yahweh, unto Bethel, -- as Jeroboam was standing by the altar, to make a perfume.
13:2 And he made proclamation against the altar, by the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar! altar! Thus, saith Yahweh, -- Lo! a son to be born unto the house of David, Josiah his name, who shall sacrifice upon thee the priests of the high-places, who are making a perfume upon thee, and, human bones, shall be burned upon thee;
13:3 and he shall give, on that day, a sign, saying, This, is the sign of which Yahweh hath spoken, -- Lo! the altar, is to be rent, and the ashes that are upon thee shall be, poured out!
13:4 And it came to pass, when the king heard the word of the man of God which he proclaimed against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam thrust forth his hand, from off the altar, saying -- Lay hold of him! and his hand which he had thrust forth against him was dried up, that he could not draw it back to him.
13:5 Moreover, the altar, was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, -- according to the sign which the man of God had given, by the word of Yahweh.
13:6 Then responded the king and said unto the man of God -- Appease, I pray thee, the face of Yahweh thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored unto me. So the man of God appeased the face of Yahweh, and the hand of the king was restored unto him, and became as aforetime.
13:7 Then spake the king unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, -- and let me give thee a present.
13:8 But the man of God said unto the king -- If thou wouldst give me the half of thy house, I would not go in with thee, -- neither would I eat bread or drink water, in this place;
13:9 for, so, he charged me, by the word of Yahweh, saying, Thou shalt not eat bread, nor shalt thou drink water, -- neither shalt thou come back by the way thou wentest.
13:10 So he departed another way, -- and went not back by the way by which he came unto Bethel.
13:11 But, a certain aged prophet, was dwelling in Bethel, -- whose sons came in and related to him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel -- and the words which he had spoken unto the king, and they related them to their father.
13:12 And their father said unto them, Which way then went he? Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God went who had come in out of Judah.
13:13 So he said unto his sons, Saddle for me, the ass. And they saddled for 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, thou, the man of God who came in out of Judah? And he said -- I am.
13:15 Then said he unto him, Come home with me, -- and eat bread.
13:16 And he said -- I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee, -- neither will I eat bread or drink water with thee, in this place;
13:17 for there came a message unto me by the word of Yahweh, Thou shalt neither eat bread, nor drink water there, -- thou shalt not turn back to come by the way by which thou wentest.
13:18 And he said to him-I also, am a prophet, like unto thee, and, a messenger, hath spoken unto me, by the word of Yahweh, saying -- Bring him back with thee, into thy house, that he may eat bread, and drink water. He deceived him.
13:19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.
13:20 And so it was, as, they, were sitting at the table, yea, so it was, that the word of Yahweh came unto the prophet who had brought him back;
13:21 and he cried out unto the man of God who had come in out of Judah, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh, -- Forasmuch as thou hast rebelled against the bidding of Yahweh, and hast not kept the commandment which Yahweh thy God commanded thee;
13:22 but hast returned, and eaten bread and drunk water, in the place of which he said unto thee, Thou mayest neither eat bread nor drink water: thy dead body shall not enter the burying-place of thy 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, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
13:24 And, when he had gone, there met him a lion by the way, and slew him, -- and his dead body was cast out in the way, and, the ass, was standing near it, and, the lion, was standing near the dead body.
13:25 And lo! certain men, passing by, saw the dead body, cast out in the way, and the lion standing near the dead body, -- so they came in, and spake [of it] in the city, wherein, the aged prophet, dwelt.
13:26 And, when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said -- The man of God, it is, who rebelled against the bidding of Yahweh, -- therefore did Yahweh deliver him unto the lion, and it hath torn him and slain him, according to the word of Yahweh which he spake unto him.
13:27 And he spake unto his sons, saying, Saddle for me the ass. And they saddled it.
13:28 So he went and found his dead body, cast out in the way, with, the ass and the lion, standing near the dead body, -- the lion had neither eaten the dead body, nor had it torn the ass.
13:29 And the prophet took up the dead body of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back, -- and the aged prophet came into the city, to make lamentation, and to bury him.
13:30 And he laid his dead body in his own grave, -- and they lamented over him, [saying] -- Alas, my brother!
13:31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake unto his sons, saying, When I die, then shall ye bury me in the grave wherein the man of God is buried; beside his bones, lay my bones;
13:32 For the message which he proclaimed, by the ward of Yahweh, against the altar which is 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 turned not from his wicked way, -- but again made, from the whole compass of the people, priests of high places, whomsoever he would, he installed, and he became priest of high places.
13:34 And so this thing became the sin of the house of Jeroboam, -- that it should be both taken away and destroyed, from off the face of the ground.
[1 Kings 14]
14:1 At that time, fell sick, Abijah son of Jeroboam.
14:2 Then said Jeroboam to his wife -- Arise, I pray thee, and feign thyself another, that it be not known, that, thou, art the wife of Jeroboam, -- and thou shalt go thy way to Shiloh, lo! there, is Ahijah the prophet, who promised I should be king over this people;
14:3 and thou shall take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a bottle of honey, and shalt go unto him, -- he, will tell thee what shall befall the young man.
14:4 And the wife of Jeroboam, did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and entered the house of Ahijah, -- now, Ahijah, could not see, for his eyes were fixed, by reason of his old age.
14:5 But, Yahweh, had said unto Ahijah -- Lo! the wife of Jeroboam, coming to enquire something of thee, concerning her son, for he is sick, thus and so, shalt thou speak unto her, -- though, when she cometh in, she feign to be a stranger-woman.
14:6 So it came to pass, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she entered the doorway, that he said -- Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam, -- wherefore, is it that thou art feigning to be a stranger-woman, seeing that, I, am sent unto thee, with something hard to bear?
14:7 Go, say to Jeroboam -- Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the midst of the people, -- and gave thee to be leader over my people Israel;
14:8 and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to thee, -- and yet thou hast not been like my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me, with all his heart, to do only that which was right in mine eyes;
14:9 but hast made wicked thy doings beyond any who were before thee, -- and hast gone and made thee ether gods, even molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast, me, behind thy back,
14:10 therefore, behold me! bringing misfortune against the house of Jeroboam, and I will cut off the meanest pertaining to Jeroboam, whether shut up or left at large, in Israel, -- and will consume after the house of Jeroboam, as one consumeth 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 birds of heaven, eat, -- For, Yahweh, hath spoken.
14:12 Thou, therefore, arise, go to thine own house, -- as thy feet are entering the city, the young man shall die.
14:13 Then shall all Israel lament for him, and bury him, for, this one, pertaining to Jeroboam, shall reach a burying-place, -- because there hath been found in him something good toward Yahweh, God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.
14:14 Therefore will Yahweh raise up for himself a king over Israel, who will cut off the house of Jeroboam, this day, but why, even now?
14:15 Therefore will Yahweh smite Israel, as a reed shaketh in water, and will root out Israel, from off this goodly soil, which he gave unto their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River (Euphrates), -- because they have made their Sacred Stems, provoking Yahweh to anger:
14:16 That he may deliver up Israel, -- on account of the sin of Jeroboam, which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit.
14:17 Then arose the wife of Jeroboam, and went her way and entered Tirzah, -- as, she, was coming into the entrance hall, the young man died.
14:18 And, when they buried him, all Israel lamented him, -- according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake through his servant Ahijah the prophet.
14:19 Now, the rest of the story of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold them! written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
14:20 And, the days which Jeroboam reigned, were twenty-two years, -- and he slept with his fathers, and, Nadab his son, reigned, in his stead.
14:21 And, Rehoboam, son of Solomon, reigned in Judah, -- forty-one years old, was Rehoboam when he began to reign, and seventeen years, reigned he in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen to put his Name there, out of all the tribes of Israel, and, his mother's name, was Naamah, the Ammonitess.
14:22 And Judah did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and provoked him to jealousy, above all that their fathers had done, with their sins which they committed.
14:23 And, they also, built for themselves high places and pillars, and Sacred Stems, -- upon every high hill, and under every green tree.
14:24 Moreover also, there were, male devotees, in the land, -- they did according to all the abominable practices of the nations, which Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel.
14:25 And it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem;
14:26 and took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, yea, the whole, took he away, -- and took away all the bucklers of gold, which, Solomon, had made.
14:27 So King Rehoboam made, in their stead, bucklers of bronze, -- and committed them unto the hand of the captains of the runners, who kept guard at the entrance of the house of the king.
14:28 And so it was, whensoever the king went into the house of Yahweh, the runners bare them, and then brought them back into the chamber of the runners.
14:29 Now, the rest of the story of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
14:30 And there was, war, between Rehoboam and Jeroboam, continually.
14:31 So then Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and, the name of his mother, was Naamah the Ammonitess, -- and, Abijah his son, reigned, in his stead.
[1 Kings 15]
15:1 Now, in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam son of Nebat, began Abijah to reign over Judah.
15:2 Three years, reigned he in Jerusalem, -- and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom.
15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father which he had done before him, -- and his heart was not blameless with Yahweh his God, like the heart of David his father.
15:4 But, for the sake of David, did Yahweh his God give him a lamp, in Jerusalem, -- by raising up a son of his after him, and by suffering Jerusalem to stand;
15:5 because David did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and turned not aside from anything 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 story of Abijah and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was, war, between Abijah and Jeroboam.
15:8 So then Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, -- and, Asa his son, reigned, in his stead.
15:9 Now, in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, began Asa to reign as king of Judah;
15:10 and, forty-one years, reigned he in Jerusalem, -- and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom.
15:11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, -- like David his father;
15:12 and he put away the male devotees out of the land, -- and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
15:13 Moreover also, even Maachah his mother, he removed from being queen, because she had made a monstrous thing to the Sacred Stem, -- and Asa cut down her monstrous thing and burned it in the Kidron ravine.
15:14 But, the high places, removed he not, -- nevertheless, the heart of Asa, was blameless with Yahweh, all his days.
15:15 And he brought in the hallowed things of his father, and his own hallowed things, 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 came up against Judah, and built Ramah, -- so as not to suffer any one to come out or go in unto Asa king of Judah.
15:18 So Asa took all the silver and the gold, that were left in the treasuries of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, and delivered them into the hand of his servants, -- and King Asa sent them unto Ben-hadad, son of Tabrimmon, son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying:
15:19 [Let there be a] covenant between me and thee, [as] between my father and thy father: Lo! I have sent thee a gift, silver and gold, Come break thy covenant with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may go up from against me.
15:20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto King Asa, and sent the generals of the forces which he had, against the cities of Israel, and smote Iyyohn [Ijon], and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, -- and all Chinneroth, against all the land of Naphtali.
15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, he left off building Ramah, -- and returned to Tirzah.
15:22 And, King Asa, published it unto all Judah, none was exempted, so they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the beams thereof, wherewith Baasha had built, -- and King Asa built therewith Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
15:23 Now, the rest of all the story 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? Howbeit, in the time of his old age, he was diseased in his feet.
15:24 So then 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 Now, Nadab son of Jeroboam, began to reign over Israel, in the second year of Asa king of Judah, -- and he reigned over Israel, two years.
15:26 And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin, wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin.
15:27 And Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him, and Baasha smote him in Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, -- Nadab and all Israel being in siege against Gibbethon.
15:28 And Baasha slew him, in the third year of Asa king of Judah, -- and reigned in his stead.
15:29 And it came to pass, when he became king, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam, he left not remaining any breathing thing pertaining to Jeroboam, until he had destroyed him, -- according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:
15:30 for the sins of Jeroboam which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit, -- by his provocation wherewith he provoked to anger Yahweh God of Israel.
15:31 Now, the rest of the story 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, son of Ahijah, to reign over all Israel, in Tirzah, [and he reigned] twenty-four years.
15:34 And he did that which was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin.
[1 Kings 16]
16:1 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jehu
16:2 son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying: Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and gave thee to be leader over my people Israel, -- and yet thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and caused, my people Israel, to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins,
16:3 Behold me! consuming after Baasha, and after his house, -- and I will deliver up thy house, like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat:
16:4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city, shall, the dogs, eat, and, him that dieth of his in the field, shall, the birds of heaven, eat.
16:5 Now, the rest of the story 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 Moreover also, through Jehu son of Hanani the prophet, the word of Yahweh, came against Baasha and against his house, even because of all the wickedness that he had done in the eyes of Yahweh, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, becoming like the house of Jeroboam, -- notwithstanding that he smote him.
16:8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, began Elah son of Baasha to reign over Israel, in Tirzah, [and he reigned] two years.
16:9 Then conspired against him his servant Zimri, captain of half the chariots, -- as he was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk, in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah.
16:10 And Zimri went in, and smote him and slew him, in the twenty-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 smote all the house of Baasha, he left him not even the meanest, -- neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
16:12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, -- according to the word of Yahweh which he spake unto Baasha, through Jehu the prophet;
16:13 as to all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, -- wherewith they sinned, and wherewith they caused, Israel, to sin, provoking to anger Yahweh God of Israel, with their vanities.
16:14 Now, the rest of the story 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-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, did Zimri reign, seven days in Tirzah, -- but, the people, were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistine.
16:16 When therefore the people who were encamped, heard say, Zimri hath conspired, moreover also, he hath smitten the king, all Israel made Omri, general of the army, king over Israel, on that day, in the camp.
16:17 So Omri, and all Israel with him, went up from Gibbethon, -- and laid siege against Tirzah.
16:18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was captured, that he entered into the citadel of the house of the king, -- and burned over him the house of the king, with fire, and died:
16:19 because of his sins which he committed by doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- by walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he committed, by causing, Israel, to sin.
16:20 Now, the rest of the story of Zimri, and his conspiracy wherein he conspired, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
16:21 Then, were the people of Israel divided, -- half the people, were following Tibni son of Ginath, to make him king, and, half, following Omri.
16:22 But, the people that followed Omri, prevailed against, the people that followed Tibni son of Ginath; so that, Tibni, died, and, Omri, reigned.
16:23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, began Omri to reign over Israel [and he reigned] twelve years: in Tirzah, reigned he six years.
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 lord of the hill -- Samaria.
16:25 And Omri did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and did more wickedly than all who were before him;
16:26 yea he walked in all the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin, -- provoking to anger Yahweh, God of Israel, with their vanities.
16:27 Now, the rest of the story of Omri, what 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 Now, Ahab son of Omri, began to reign over Israel, in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, -- and Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel, in Samaria, twenty-two years.
16:30 And Ahab son of Omri did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and did more wickedly than all that were before him.
16:31 And it come to pass, as though it had been too light a thing that he should walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and bowed down to him.
16:32 And he reared an altar unto Baal, -- in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria.
16:33 And Ahab made the Sacred Stem, -- and Ahab did yet more to provoke to anger Yahweh God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
16:34 In his days, did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho, -- At the price of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and, at the price of Segub his youngest, he set up its doors, according to the word of Yahweh which he spake through Joshua son of Nun.
[1 Kings 17]
17:1 Then said Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, unto Ahab, By the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, before whom I stand, there shall not, these two years, be either dew or rain, -- save at the bidding of my word.
17:2 Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying:
17:3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, -- and hide thyself in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan;
17:4 and it shall be that, of the torrent, shalt thou drink, -- and, the ravens, have I commanded to sustain thee, there.
17:5 So he went and did, according to the word of Yahweh, -- yea he went and dwelt in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan.
17:6 And, the ravens, used to bring him bread and flesh, in the morning, and bread and flesh, in the evening, -- and, of the torrent, used he to drink.
17:7 But it came to pass, at the end of [certain] days, that the torrent dried up, -- because there had been no rain in the land.
17:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying --
17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there, -- Lo! I have commanded, there, a widow woman, to sustain thee.
17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath, and, when he came to the entrance of the city, lo! there, a widow woman gathering sticks, -- and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
17:11 And, as she went to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread, in thy hand.
17:12 And she said -- By the life of Yahweh, thy God, verily I have not a cake, only a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse, -- and lo! I have been gathering a couple of sticks, so I shall go in and make it ready for me and for my son, that we may eat it -- and die!
17:13 And Elijah said unto her -- Do not fear, go in -- make ready according to thy word, -- howbeit, make me thereof a little cake, first, and bring it out to me, and, for thyself and thy son, make ready, afterwards.
17:14 For, thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, The jar of meal, shall not waste, and, the cruse of oil, shall not fail, -- until the day that Yahweh giveth rain upon the face of the ground.
17:15 So she went and made ready, according to the word of Elijah, -- and did eat, she, and he, and her house, [certain] days:
17:16 The jar of meal, did not waste, -- and, the cruse of oil, did not fail, -- according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake through Elijah.
17:17 And it came to pass, after these things, that the son of the woman, owner of the house, fell sick, -- yea it came to pass that his sickness was very severe, until no, breath, was left in him.
17:18 Then said she unto Elijah, What have I in common with thee, O man of God? Hast thou come unto me, to call to remembrance mine iniquity, and to cause the death of my son?
17:19 And he said unto her -- Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him unto the upper room, where, he, was staying, and laid him upon his own bed.
17:20 Then cried he unto Yahweh, and said, -- O Yahweh, my God! Even upon the widow with whom I am sojourning, hast thou brought misfortune by causing the death of her son?
17:21 And he stretched himself out upon the boy, three times, and cried unto Yahweh, and said, -- O Yahweh, my God! Let the life of this boy, I pray thee, come again within him.
17:22 And Yahweh hearkened unto the voice of Elijah, -- and the life of the boy came again within him, and he lived.
17:23 Then Elijah took the boy, and carried him down out of the upper room, into the house, and gave him to his mother, -- and Elijah said, See! thy son liveth.
17:24 And the woman said unto Elijah, Now, then I know, that, a man of God, thou art, -- and that, the word of Yahweh, is in thy mouth, of a truth.
[1 Kings 18]
18:1 And it came to pass, after many days, that, the word of Yahweh, came unto Elijah, in the third year, saying, -- Go, shew thyself unto Ahab, that I may send rain upon the face of the ground.
18:2 And Elijah went, to show himself unto Ahab. Now, the famine, was severe in Samaria.
18:3 And Ahab had called for Obadiah, who was over his house. Now, Obadiah, was one who revered Yahweh, exceedingly.
18:4 And so it came to pass, when Jezebel was cutting off the prophets of Yahweh, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifties in caves, and sustained them, with bread and water.
18:5 So then Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go, and let us pass throughout the land, unto all the fountains of water, and unto all the ravines, peradventure we may find grass, and save alive horse and mule, and not have more of the beasts cut off.
18:6 So they divided to them the land, to pass through it, -- Ahab, went one way, by himself, and, Obadiah, went another way, by himself.
18:7 And so it was, as Obadiah was on the road, that lo! Elijah, met him, -- and he recognised him, and fell upon his face, and said -- Now art, thou, my lord Elijah?
18:8 And he said to him -- I, am! Go, say to thy lord: Here, is, Elijah!
18:9 And he said -- How have I sinned, -- that, thou, art delivering thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to put me to death?
18:10 By the life of Yahweh thy God, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee, and, when they have said -- Nay! he hath taken an oath of the kingdom or the nation, that no one could find thee;
18:11 and, now, thou, art saying, -- Go say to thy lord, Here, is, Elijah;
18:12 so shall it come to pass, as soon as, I, go from thee, that, the spirit of Yahweh, shall carry thee away -- whither I know not, and so, when I go in to tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, then will he slay me, -- and yet, thy servant, hath revered Yahweh, from my youth.
18:13 Was it not told my lord, what I did when Jezebel was slaying the prophets of Yahweh, -- how I hid, of the prophets of Yahweh, a hundred men -- by fifties -- in caves, and sustained them with bread and water?
18:14 and yet, now, thou, art saying, Go, tell thy lord -- Here, is, Elijah; and so he will slay me!
18:15 Then said Elijah -- By the life of Yahweh of hosts, before whom I stand, to-day, will I show myself unto him.
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, Now, art, thou, troubling Israel?
18:18 And he said -- I have not troubled Israel, but, thou and the house of thy father, -- in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh, and followed Baal.
18:19 Now, therefore, send, gather unto me all Israel, unto Mount Carmel, -- and the prophets of Baal, four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Sacred Stem, four hundred, who do eat at the table of Jezebel.
18:20 So Ahab sent among all the sons of Israel, -- and gathered the prophets unto Mount Carmel.
18:21 And Elijah drew near unto all the people, and said -- How long are ye limping on the two divided opinions? If, Yahweh, be GOD, follow, him, but, if, Baal, follow, him. But the people answered him, not a word.
18:22 Then said Elijah unto the people -- I, am left, Yahweh's, only, prophet, -- but, the prophets of Baal, are four hundred and fifty men.
18:23 Let there be given us, therefore, two bullocks, and let them choose for themselves one bullock, and cut it in pieces, and lay it upon the wood, but, fire, shall they not put, -- then, I, will make ready the other bullock, and place upon the wood, but, fire, will I not put.
18:24 Then shall ye call on the name of your god, and, I, will call on the name of Yahweh, and it shall be, the God that respondeth by fire, he, is GOD. And all the people responded -- Well spoken!
18:25 Then said Elijah to the prophets of Baal -- Choose for yourselves one bullock, and make ye ready, first, for, ye, are many, -- and call ye on the name of your god, but, fire, shall ye not put.
18:26 So they took the bullock which was given them, and made ready, and called on the name of Baal -- from the morning even until the noon, saying -- O Baal! answer us. But them was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about by the altar which had been made.
18:27 And it came to pass, at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said -- Cry with a loud voice, for, a god, he is, either he hath, a meditation, or an occasion to retire, or he hath, a journey, -- peradventure, he, sleepeth, and must be awaked.
18:28 And they cried, with a loud voice, and cut themselves, after their custom, with swords, and with lances, -- until the blood gushed out upon them.
18:29 And so it was, when noon was passed, that although they prophesied until the offering up of the evening gift, yet was there no voice nor any that answered, nor any that hearkened.
18:30 Then said Elijah unto all the people: Draw near unto, me. And all the people drew near unto, him. Then repaired he the broken-down altar of Yahweh; yea Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, --
18:31 unto whom the word of Yahweh came, saying -- Israel, shall be thy name;
18:32 and built, with the stones, an altar, in the name of Yahweh, -- and he made a trench, as large as would contain two measures of seed, round about the altar;
18:33 and he put in order the wood, -- and cut in pieces the bullock, and laid upon the wood. Then said he -- Fill four pitchers with water, and pour out upon the ascending-sacrifice, and upon the wood. And they did so.
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, -- moreover also, the trench, filled he with water.
18:36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the gift, that Elijah the prophet drew near, and said, O Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel! To-day, let it be known -- That, thou, art God in Israel, and that, I, am thy servant, -- and that, by thy word, have I done all these things.
18:37 Answer me, O Yahweh! answer me, That this people may know, that, thou -- Yahweh, art GOD, -- so shalt, thou thyself, have turned their heart back again.
18:38 Then fell fire from Yahweh, and consumed the ascending-sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, -- even the water that was in the trench, it licked up.
18:39 And, when all the people saw it, they fell upon their faces, -- and said, Yahweh, he, is GOD, Yahweh, he, is GOD.
18:40 And Elijah said unto them -- Seize ye the prophets of Baal -- let not, a man, of them escape. So they seized them. And Elijah took them down unto the ravine of Kishon, and slaughtered them there.
18:41 Then said Elijah unto Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, -- for there is a sound of a downpour of rain.
18:42 So Ahab went up, to eat and to drink, -- but, Elijah, went up to the top of Carmel, and bowed himself to the earth, and put his face between his knees.
18:43 Then said he unto his young man -- Go up, I pray thee, and look about in the direction of the sea. So he went up, and looked about, and said -- There is, nothing whatever. Then said he -- Go again, seven times.
18:44 And it came to pass, at the seventh time, that he said, Lo! a little cloud, like a man's hand coming up from the sea. Then he said -- Go up, say unto Ahab -- Harness, and get thee down, lest the rain shut thee in.
18:45 And it came to pass, meanwhile, that, the heavens, had enshrouded themselves with clouds and wind, and there came a great rain, and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel;
18:46 but, the hand of Yahweh, came upon Elijah, so he girded his loins, -- and ran before Ahab, until thou enterest Jezreel.
[1 Kings 19]
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 sent Jezebel a messenger unto Elijah, saying, -- So, let the gods do, and, so, let them add, if, by this time to-morrow, I make not thy life as the life of one of them.
19:3 And, when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, -- and left his servant there.
19:4 But, he himself, went into the wilderness a day's journey, and came and sat down under a certain shrub, -- and asked for his life, that he might die, and said -- Enough, now, O Yahweh! take away my life, for, no better, am, I, than, my fathers.
19:5 And, as he lay, and slept, under a certain shrub, lo! a messenger, touching him, who said to him -- Rise, eat.
19:6 So he looked about, and lo! at his head, a cake baked on hot stones, and a cruse of water, -- and he did eat and drink, and then went back and lay down.
19:7 And the messenger of Yahweh came again a second time, and touched him, and said -- Rise, eat, -- because, too much for thee, is the journey.
19:8 So he arose, and did eat and drink, -- and journeyed, in the strength of that eating, forty days and forty nights, as far as the mountain of God -- Horeb.
19:9 And he entered, there, into a cave, and lodged there, -- and lo! the word of Yahweh [came] unto him, and said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
19:10 And he said -- Very jealous, have I been, for Yahweh, God of hosts, because the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thine altars, have they thrown down, thy prophets, also have they slain with the sword, -- and, I alone, am left, and they have sought my life, to take it.
19:11 And he said -- Go forth to-morrow, and stand in the mountain, before Yahweh. And lo! Yahweh, passing by, and a great and strong wind -- rending the mountains, and breaking in pieces the crags, before Yahweh, Not, in the wind, was, Yahweh, -- And, after the wind, an, earthquake, Not, in the earthquake, was, Yahweh;
19:12 And, after the earthquake, a, fire, Not, in the fire, was, Yahweh, -- And, after the fire, the voice of a gentle whisper.
19:13 And it came to pass, when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went forth, and stood at the entrance of the cave, -- and lo! unto him, a voice; and it said -- What doest thou here, Elijah?
19:14 And he said -- Very jealous, have I been, for Yahweh, God of hosts, because the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thine altars, have they thrown down, thy prophets also, have they slain with the sword, -- and, I alone, am left, and they rove sought my life, to take it.
19:15 And Yahweh said unto him, Go, return to thy way, towards the wilderness of Damascus, -- and, when thou enterest, then shalt thou anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;
19:16 And, Jehu son of Minshi, shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel, -- and, Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy stead:
19:17 Then shall it come to pass, that -- him that escapeth the sword of Hazael, shall, Jehu, slay, -- and, him that escapeth the sword of Jehu, shall, Elisha, slay;
19:18 Yet will I leave remaining in Israel, seven thousand, -- all knees which have not bowed to Baal, and all mouths which have not kissed to him.
19:19 So he departed from thence, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, as he was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, he being with the twelfth, -- so Elijah crossed over unto him, and cast his mantle towards him;
19:20 and he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said -- Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, that I may follow thee. And he said unto him, -- Go, turn back, for what have I done to thee?
19:21 So he turned back from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and sacrificed them, and, with the implements of the oxen, boiled their flesh, and gave unto the people, and they did eat, -- then he arose, and followed Elijah, and ministered unto him.
[1 Kings 20]
20:1 Now, Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had gathered together all his forces, and, thirty-two kings, were with him, and horses and chariots, -- then came he up, and laid siege to Samaria, and made war against it.
20:2 And he sent messengers unto Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, -- Thus, saith Ben-hadad,
20:3 Thy silver and thy gold, are, mine, and, thy wives and thy sons, the goodliest, are, mine.
20:4 Then responded the king of Israel, and said, According to thy word, my lord O king! thine, am I, and all that I have.
20:5 And the messengers came back again, and said, Thus, speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, -- Because I sent unto thee, saying, Thy silver and thy gold and thy wives and thy sons, to me, shalt thou give,
20:6 Therefore, about this time to-morrow, will I send my servants unto thee, and they shall search thy house, and the houses of thy servants, -- and it shall be, that, all the delight of thine eyes, shall they put in their hand, and take away.
20:7 Then called the king of Israel, for all the elders of the land, and said -- Mark, I pray you, and see, how this man is seeking, mischief, -- for he had sent unto me, for my wives, and for my sons, and for my silver, and for my gold, and I refused him not.
20:8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, -- Do not thou hearken, neither do thou consent.
20:9 So he said unto the messengers of Ben-hadad -- Say ye to my lord the king, -- All that thou didst send for, to thy servant at the first, will I do, but, this thing, I cannot do. And the messengers departed, and took him back word.
20:10 Then Ben-hadad sent unto him and said, -- So, let the gods do to me, and, so, let them add, -- if the dust of Samaria suffice by handfuls, for all the people who are at my feet.
20:11 And the king of Israel responded and said: Tell him, -- Let not, him that girdeth, boast himself like him, that looseneth.
20:12 And it came to pass, when he heard this message, as, he, was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants -- Make ready! So they made ready, against the city.
20:13 And lo! a certain prophet, drew near unto Ahab king of Israel, and said, -- Thus, saith Yahweh, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? Behold me! delivering it into thy hand, to-day, so shalt thou know that, I, am, Yahweh.
20:14 And Ahab said -- By whom? And he said -- Thus, saith Yahweh, By the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then said he -- Who shall begin the war? And he said -- Thou!
20:15 Then numbered he the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were found to be, two hundred and thirty-two, -- and, after them, he numbered all the people all the sons of Israel, seven thousand.
20:16 And they went forth at noon. Now, Ben-hadad, was drinking himself drunk, in the pavilions, he and the thirty-two kings helping him.
20:17 Then went forth the young men of the princes of the provinces, first, -- and, when Ben-hadad sent, they told him, saying -- Men, have come forth, out of Samaria.
20:18 And he said -- If, peaceably, they have come, take them alive, -- or, if, fighting, they have come, alive, take ye them.
20:19 Now, when, these, had come forth out of the city, even the young men of the princes of the provinces, -- with the force which was following them,
20:20 then smote they every one his man, and the Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them, -- but Ben-hadad king of Syria escaped on horse, with horsemen.
20:21 And the king of Israel went forth, and took the horses and the chariots, -- and he went on smiting the Syrians, with a great smiting.
20:22 Then drew near the prophet, unto the king of Israel, and said unto him -- Go strengthen thyself, and mark and see, what thou wilt do, -- for, at the return of the year, is, the king of Syria, coming up against thee.
20:23 And, the servants of the king of Syria, said unto him, -- Gods of the mountains, are their gods, for this cause, prevailed they against us, -- but, only let us fight with them in the plain, and verily we shall prevail against them.
20:24 But, this thing, do, -- set aside the kings, every man out of his place, and put governors in their stead;
20:25 and, thou, must number thee a force, like the force which thou hast lost, both horse for horse and chariot for chariot, and, if we fight with them in the plain, verily we shall prevail against them. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.
20:26 And so it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, -- and came up to Aphek, to fight with Israel;
20:27 and, the sons of Israel, were numbered, and provisioned, and went to meet them, -- and the sons of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats, whereas, the Syrians, filled the land.
20:28 Then approached the man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said -- Thus, saith Yahweh -- Because the Syrians have said -- A god of the mountains, is Yahweh, but, not a god of the vales, is he, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude, into thy hand, so shalt thou know, that, I, am Yahweh.
20:29 So they encamped, these, over against, those, seven days, -- and it came to pass, on the seventh day, that the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel smote the Syrians, a hundred thousand footmen, in one day.
20:30 And they who were left fled to Aphek, into the city, and the wall fell upon twenty-seven thousand men who were left, -- and, Ben-hadad, fled, and came into the city, into a chamber within a chamber.
20:31 And his servants said unto him, Lo! we pray thee, we have heard, of the kings of the house of Israel, that, kings known for lovingkindness, they are. Let us, we pray thee, put sackcloth upon our loins, and ropes about our head, and let us go forth unto the king of Israel, peradventure he will save alive thy soul.
20:32 So they girded sackcloth upon their loins, and [put] ropes about their heads, and came in unto the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant, Ben-hadad, saith, -- Let my soul live, I pray thee. And he said, -- Is he yet alive? My brother, he is.
20:33 Now, the men, could divine, so they hastened to let him confirm the word of his own accord, and they said, -- Thy brother, is Ben-hadad! He said therefore, -- Go fetch him. So Ben-hadad came forth unto him, and he made him come up unto him on his chariot.
20:34 And he said unto him -- The cities which my father took from thy father, will I restore, and, bazaars, shalt thou make thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. So then, I, with this covenant, will let thee go. So he solemnised with him a covenant, and let him go.
20:35 And, a certain man of the sons of the prophets, said unto his neighbour, by the word of Yahweh -- Smite me, I pray thee. But the man refused to smite him.
20:36 So he said to him -- Because thou hast not hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh, lo! when thou art departing from me, there shall smite thee a lion. And when he departed from beside him, a lion found him, and smote him.
20:37 Then found he another man, and said, -- Smite me, I pray thee. So the man smote him -- kept on smiting and wounding.
20:38 Then the prophet departed, and waited for the king, by the way, -- and disguised himself with his turban over his eyes.
20:39 And so it was, when, the king, was passing, he, cried out unto the king, -- and said -- Thy servant, went out in the midst of the battle, and lo! a man, turned aside and brought unto me a man, and said -- Keep this man, if he be, missing, then shall, thy life, go for, his life, or, a talent of silver, shalt thou weigh out.
20:40 And so it was, as thy servant was busy here and there, that, he, was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him -- Such, is thy judgment, thou thyself, hast decided it.
20:41 Then hastened he, and removed the turban from over his eyes, -- and the king of Israel knew him, that, of the prophets, was, he.
20:42 And he said unto him -- Thus, saith Yahweh, Because thou hast let go the man whom I had devoted, out of thy hand, therefore shall, thy life, be instead of, his life, and, thy people, instead of, his people.
20:43 And the king of Israel departed unto his house, sullen and disturbed, -- and entered Samaria.
[1 Kings 21]
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 Ahab, therefore, spake unto Naboth, saying -- Come! give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, for, the same, is near by my house, and let me give thee, instead thereof, a vineyard better than it, -- if it be good in thine eyes, I will give thee silver to the value of this.
21:3 And Naboth said unto Ahab, -- Far be it from me, of Yahweh! that I should give up the inheritance of my fathers, unto thee!
21:4 So Ahab came into his house, sullen and disturbed, because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken unto him, that he should have said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. So he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and did eat no food.
21:5 Then came unto him Jezebel his wife, -- and said unto him -- Why is it, that thy spirit is sullen, that thou art, not eating food?
21:6 And he said unto her -- Because I spake unto Naboth, the Jezreelite, and said unto him -- Come! give me thy vineyard for silver, or, if thou wouldst prefer, I will give thee a vineyard, in its stead; and he said -- I will not give thee my vineyard.
21:7 Then Jezebel his wife said unto him: Art, thou, still, going to carry on the kingdom over Israel? Rise! eat food, and let thy heart be merry, I, will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite!
21:8 So she wrote letters, in the name of Ahab, and sealed them with his signet-ring, -- and sent the letters unto the elders, and unto the nobles who were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
21:9 Now she wrote in the letters, saying, -- Proclaim ye a fast, and cause Naboth to sit at the head of the people;
21:10 then let two reckless men take their seats before him, that they may bear witness against him, saying, Thou hast reviled God and king! then shall ye carry him forth and stone him, that he die.
21:11 So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did just as Jezebel had sent unto them, -- as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them:
21:12 they proclaimed a fast, -- and caused Naboth to sit at the head of the people.
21:13 Then came in the two reckless men, and sat before him, and the men bare witness against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, Naboth hath reviled God and king! So they carried him forth, outside the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
21:14 Then sent they unto 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 unto Ahab -- Rise! take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for silver, for Naboth is not alive, but dead!
21:16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab arose, to go down unto the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession thereof.
21:17 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Elijah the Tishbite, saying:
21:18 Arise! go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria, -- lo! he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he hath gone down, to take possession thereof.
21:19 Then shalt thou speak unto him, saying -- Thus, saith Yahweh, Hast thou committed murder, and also taken possession? Then shalt thou speak unto him, saying: Thus, saith Yahweh, In the place where the dogs have lapped up the blood of Naboth, shall the dogs lap up thy blood, even thine.
21:20 Then said Ahab unto Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he said: I have found [thee] ! Because thou hast sold thyself to do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,
21:21 Behold me! [saith he] bringing in upon thee, calamity, and I will consume after thee, -- and cut off of Ahab, even the meanest, whether shut up or left at large in Israel;
21:22 and will deliver up thy house -- Like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, -- for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked, and caused, Israel, to sin.
21:23 Moreover also, concerning Jezebel, hath Yahweh spoken, saying, -- The dogs, shall eat Jezebel, in the town-land of Jezreel:
21:24 Him that dieth, of Ahab, in the city, shall, the dogs, eat, -- and, him that dieth in the field, shall, the birds of heaven, eat.
21:25 But indeed, there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to do the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- whom Jezebel his wife goaded on;
21:26 so that he did very abominably, in going after the manufactured gods, -- according to all which the Amorites had done, whom Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel.
21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, -- and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
21:28 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Elijah the Tishbite, saying:
21:29 Hast thou seen that Allah hath humbled himself, before me? Because he hath humbled himself before me, I will not bring in the calamity in his days, In the days of his son, will I bring in the calamity upon his house.
[1 Kings 22]
22:1 And there continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.
22:2 But it came to pass, in the third year, that Jehoshaphat king of Judah went down unto the king of Israel.
22:3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that, ours, is Ramoth-gilead, -- yet, we, are too idle to take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?
22:4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to make war upon Ramoth-gilead?
22:5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people are us thy people, my horses as thy horses.
22:6 Then said Jehoshaphat unto the king of Israel, -- Seek, I pray thee, at once, the word of Yahweh. So the king of Israel gathered together the prophets, about four hundred men, and said unto them -- Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead, to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said -- Go up, that the Lord may deliver it into the hand of the king.
22:7 Then said Jehoshaphat, Is there not here a prophet of Yahweh, besides, -- that we may seek, from him?
22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Besides, is a certain man, by whom we might seek Yahweh, but, I, hate him, for he is never moved to prophesy concerning me anything good, only evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
22:9 Then the king of Israel called a certain courtier, -- and said, Hasten Micaiah son of Imlah.
22:10 Now, the king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, were sitting -- each man upon his throne, having put on robes, in a level place, at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, -- and, all the prophets, were being moved to prophesy before them;
22:11 when Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made himself horns of iron, -- and said -- Thus, saith Yahweh, -- With these, shalt thou push down the Syrians, until thou hast consumed them.
22:12 And, all the prophets, were being moved to prophesy, in like manner, saying, -- Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and thou shelf prosper, and Yahweh will deliver it, into the hand of the king.
22:13 Now, the messenger who went to call Micaiah, spake unto him, saying, Behold, I pray thee, the words of the prophets, with one mouth, are good, as touching the king, let thy word, I pray thee, be as the word of one of them, so wilt thou speak that which is good.
22:14 And Micaiah said, -- By the life of Yahweh, what Yahweh saith unto me, that, will I, speak.
22:15 So he came unto the king, and the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he said unto him -- Go up and prosper, and Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king.
22:16 And the king said unto him, How many times must, I, adjure thee, -- that thou speak unto me nothing but truth, in the name of Yahweh?
22:17 And he said -- I saw all Israel, scattered among the mountains, like sheep that have no shepherd, -- so Yahweh said, These have, no masters, let them return every man unto his own house, in peace.
22:18 Then said the king of Israel, unto Jehoshaphat, -- Did I not say unto thee, He will not be moved to prophesy concerning me anything good, only calamity.
22:19 Then he said, Therefore, hear thou the word of Yahweh, -- I saw Yahweh, sitting upon his throne, and all the host of the heavens, standing by him, on his right hand, and on his left.
22:20 And Yahweh said, Who will persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall, at Ramoth-gilead? And, one, said in this manner, and, another, said in that manner.
22:21 Then 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 become a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his prophets, -- So he said, -- Thou mayest persuade, yea and prevail, go forth, and do so.
22:23 Now, therefore, lo! Yahweh hath suffered a spirit of falsehood to be put into the mouth of all these thy prophets. But, Yahweh himself, hath spoken concerning thee, calamity.
22:24 Then drew near Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, -- and said -- Where then passed the Spirit of Yahweh, from me, to speak unto thee?
22:25 Then said Micaiah, Lo! thou art about to see, on that day, -- when thou enterest a chamber within a chamber, to hide thyself.
22:26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon captain of the city, -- and unto Joash son of the king;
22:27 and thou shalt say -- Thus, saith the king, Put this man into the prison, -- and let him eat the bread of oppression, with the water of oppression, until I enter in peace.
22:28 Then said Micaiah, If thou, return, in peace, Yahweh hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hear, ye peoples, all of you!
22:29 So the king of Israel went up, with Jehoshaphat king of Judah, unto Ramoth-gilead.
22:30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat -- I am about to disguise myself, and enter into the battle, thou, therefore, put on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself, and entered into the battle.
22:31 Now, the king of Syria, had commanded the captains of chariots which he had, thirty and two, saying, Ye shall not fight with small or great, -- save with the king of Israel alone.
22:32 And it came to pass, when the chariot-captains saw Jehoshaphat, that, they, said: Surely it is, the king of Israel! But, when they turned aside against him to fight, Jehoshaphat cried out.
22:33 And it came to pass, when the chariot-captains saw that it was, not the king of Israel, that they turned back, from pursuing him.
22:34 But, a certain man, drawing a bow in his innocence, smote the king of Israel, between the shoulder-joints and the coat of mail, -- wherefore he said to his charioteer -- Turn thy hand, and convey me out of the host, for I am sore wounded.
22:35 But the battle increased that day, and, the king, was propped up in the chariot, before the Syrians, -- and died in the evening, and so the blood of the wound ran out into the hollow of the chariot.
22:36 And a loud cry went through the host, at the going in of the sun, saying -- Every man to his own city! and every man to his own land!
22:37 So the king died, and was brought into Samaria, -- and they buried the king, in Samaria.
22:38 And, when the chariot was washed out at the pool of Samaria, the dogs lapped up his blood, also, the harlots, bathed [there], -- according to the word of Yahweh which he had spoken.
22:39 Now, the rest of the story of Ahab, and all that he did, and the house of ivory that he built, and all the cities that he built, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
22:40 So Ahab slept with his fathers, -- and, Ahaziah his son, reigned, in his stead.
22:41 Now, Jehoshaphat son of Asa, began to reign over Judah, -- in the fourth year of Ahab, king of Israel.
22:42 Jehoshaphat, was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and, twenty-five years, reigned he in Jerusalem, -- and, the name of his mother, was Azubah, daughter of Shilhi.
22:43 And he walked in all the way of Asa his father, he turned not aside therefrom, -- doing that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh: nevertheless, the high places, were not taken away, -- still were the people offering sacrifices and burning incense in the high places.
22:44 And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
22:45 Now, the rest of the story 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 Moreover, the rest of the male devotees who remained in the days of Asa his father, he consumed out of the land.
22:47 And, king, was there none in Edom, a prefect, was king.
22:48 Jehoshaphat, made ships of Tarshish, to go to Ophir, for gold; but they went not, -- for ships had been broken to pieces in Ezion-geber.
22:49 Then, said Ahaziah son of Ahab, unto Jehoshaphat, Let, my servants, go with, thy servants, in the ships, -- but Jehoshaphat did not consent.
22:50 So 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 son of Ahab, began to reign over Israel, in Samaria, in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, -- and reigned over Israel, two years.
22:52 And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, -- and went in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who caused, Israel, to sin.
22:53 Yea he served Baal, and bowed down to him, -- and provoked to anger Yahweh, God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.