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But king Solomon loved foreign women very much: the daughter of Pharaoh and the Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian and Hittite, of such peoples of which the LORD had said to the children of Israel, Do not go to them, or let them come to you; they will certainly incline your hearts to their gods. Solomon was attached to them with love. And he had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines; and his wives bowed his heart. And when he was old, his wives turned their hearts to strange gods, so that his heart was not whole with the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David. So did Solomon Asthoreth, the goddess of those of Sidon, walking after, and Milkom, the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD entirely like David his father.

So Solomon built a high place on the mountain that is against Jerusalem, Kamosh, the abomination of Moab, and Moloch, the abomination of the Ammonites. So did Solomon do to all his wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

The LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from the LORD God of Israel, who appeared to him twice, and commanded him to do this, so that he should not follow other gods, and yet he should not keep what he had done the Lord had commanded. Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, Because this has happened to you, and you have not kept my covenant and my commandments, which I commanded you, I will also tear the kingdom from you and give it to your servant. But in your time I will not do it for the sake of David your father; but I will tear it from your son's hand. But I don't want to tear down the whole empire; I will give a tribe to your son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have chosen.

And the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite, of the royal family of Edom. For when David was in Edom and Joab, the captain of the field, went up to bury the slain, he struck what was a man's image in Edom. (For Joab and all Israel stayed there for six months, until he cut off all that were men in Edom.) Hadad, and some of the Edomites with him, fled from his father's servants to come to Egypt; But Hadad was a young boy. And they arose from Midian, and came to Pharan, and took people with them from Pharan, and came to Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt; he gave him a house and food and gave him land. And Hadad found great favor with Pharaoh, that he also gave him his wife Thachpenes the queen, sister to wife. And the sister of Thachpenes bore him Genubath his son; and Thachpenes raised him in the house of Pharaoh, so that Genubath was in the house of Pharaoh among the children of Pharaoh. When Hadad heard in Egypt that David had slept with his fathers and that Joab, the captain of the field, was dead, he said to Pharaoh: Let me go to my country. Pharaoh said to him, What is the matter with you with me, that you want to go to your country? He said: Nothing; but let me go! God also raised up an adversary for him, Reson, the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadeser, king of Zoba, and gathered men against him and became a captain of the soldiers when they slew David; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus Sal And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel came to Shechem to make him king. And Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard that while he was still in Egypt, when he had fled from king Solomon, and he stayed in Egypt. And they sent and called for him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, Your father hath made our yoke too hard; so you now make the hard work and the heavy yoke easier that he has placed on us, so we want to be subservient to you. But he said to them, Go on until the third day, and then come back to me. And the people went.

And King Rehoboam held a council with the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he was alive, saying, How do you advise that we should give an answer to this people? They said to him, If you do a service to this people this day and be at their will, and answer them and give them good words, they will be subservient to you all your life. But he disregarded the advice they had given him from the elders and held advice with the boys who had grown up with him and stood before him. And he said to them, What advice do you have, that we should answer these people who have said to me, Ease the yoke that your father has put on us? And the boys who had grown up with him said to him: You should say to the people who say to you: "Your father made our yoke too heavy; you make it easier for us", so you should say: My smallest finger should be thicker except for my father's loins. Well, my father has put a heavy yoke on you; But I want to do more about you: My father chastised you with whips; I want to chastise you with scorpions.

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had said and said, Come back to me on the third day. And the king gave a harsh answer to the people, ignoring the counsel the elders had given him, and speaking to them according to the counsel of the young, said, My father has made your yoke heavy; But I want to do even more about you: My father chastised you with whips; but I want to chastise you with scorpions. So the king did not obey the people; for it was thus turned away from the LORD, that he might confirm his word, which he had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah from Shiloh. But when all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What kind of part do we have in David, or what is our inheritance in the son of Jesse? Israel, rise to your tents! So, now look at your house, David! So Israel went into their tents, so that Rehoboam reigned only over the children of Israel, who lived in the cities of Judah. Ten tribes make Jeroboam their king and Israel split.

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