1 Rex autem Salomon amavit mulieres alienigenas multas, filiam quoque pharaonis et Moabitidas et Ammonitidas, Idumaeas et Sidonias et Hetthaeas,
2 de gentibus, super quibus dixit Dominus filiis Israel: "Non ingrediemini ad eas, neque de illis ingredientur ad vestras; certissime enim avertent corda vestra, ut sequamini deos earum". His itaque copulatus est Salomon amore;
3 fueruntque ei uxores quasi reginae septingentae et concubinae trecentae, et averterunt mulieres cor eius.
4 Cumque iam esset senex, depravatum est cor eius per mulieres, ut sequeretur deos alienos; nec erat cor eius perfectum cum Domino Deo suo sicut cor David patris eius,
5 sed colebat Salomon Astharthen, deam Sidoniorum, et Melchom idolum Ammonitarum.
6 Fecitque Salomon quod non placuerat coram Domino et non adimplevit ut sequeretur Dominum sicut David pater eius.
7 Tunc aedificavit Salomon fanum Chamos idolo Moab in monte, qui est contra Ierusalem, et Melchom idolo filiorum Ammon;
8 atque in hunc modum fecit universis uxoribus suis alienigenis, quae adolebant et immolabant diis suis.
9 Igitur iratus est Dominus Salomoni, quod aversa esset mens eius a Domino, Deo Israel, qui apparuerat ei bis
10 et praeceperat de verbo hoc, ne sequeretur deos alienos; et non custodivit, quae mandavit ei Dominus.
11 Dixit itaque Dominus Salomoni: "Quia habuisti hoc apud te et non custodisti pactum meum et praecepta mea, quae mandavi tibi, disrumpens scindam regnum tuum a te et dabo illud servo tuo.
12 Verumtamen in diebus tuis non faciam propter David patrem tuum; de manu filii tui scindam illud.
13 Nec totum regnum auferam, sed tribum unam dabo filio tuo propter David servum meum et Ierusalem, quam elegi".
14 Suscitavit autem Dominus adversarium Salomoni Adad Idumaeum, qui erat de semine regio, in Edom.
15 Cum enim vicisset David Idumaeam, et ascendisset Ioab princeps militiae ad sepeliendum eos, qui fuerant interfecti, et occidisset omne masculinum in Idumaea
16 - sex enim mensibus ibi moratus est Ioab et omnis Israel, donec interimerent omne masculinum in Idumaea -
17 fugit Adad ipse et viri Idumaei de servis patris eius cum eo, ut ingrederetur Aegyptum; erat autem Adad puer parvulus.
18 Cumque surrexissent de Madian, venerunt in Pharan tuleruntque secum viros de Pharan et introierunt Aegyptum ad pharaonem regem Aegypti, qui dedit ei domum et cibos constituit et terram delegavit.
19 Et invenit Adad gratiam coram pharao valde, in tantum ut daret ei uxorem sororem uxoris suae germanam Taphnes reginae.
20 Genuitque ei soror Taphnes Genubath filium et ablactavit eum Taphnes in domo pharaonis, eratque Genubath habitans apud pharaonem cum filiis eius.
21 Cumque audisset Adad in Aegypto dormisse David cum patribus suis et mortuum esse Ioab principem militiae, dixit pharaoni: "Dimitte me, ut vadam in terram meam".
22 Dixitque ei pharao: "Qua enim re apud me indiges, ut quaeras ire ad terram tuam?". At ille respondit: "Nulla; sed obsecro, ut dimittas me".
23 Suscitavit quoque Deus Salomoni adversarium Razon filium Eliada, qui fugerat ab Adadezer rege Soba domino suo.
24 Et congregavit ad se viros et factus est princeps turmae, cum interficeret eos David; abieruntque Damascum et habitaverunt ibi et regnaverunt in Damasco.
25 Eratque adversarius Israeli cunctis diebus Salomonis; et hoc cum malo, quod erat Adad. Et detestatus est Israel regnavitque in Syria.
26 Ieroboam quoque filius Nabat, Ephrathaeus de Sareda, servus Salomonis, cuius mater erat nomine Sarva mulier vidua, levavit manum contra regem.
27 Et haec causa rebellionis adversus eum: Salomon aedificavit Mello et coaequavit voraginem civitatis David patris sui.
28 Erat autem Ieroboam vir fortis et strenuus; vidensque Salomon adulescentem industrium constituerat eum praefectum super labores universae domus Ioseph.
29 Factum est igitur in tempore illo, ut Ieroboam egrederetur de Ierusalem, et inveniret eum Ahias Silonites propheta in via opertus pallio novo; erant autem duo tantum in agro.
30 Apprehendensque Ahias pallium suum novum, quo coopertus erat, scidit in duodecim partes
31 et ait ad Ieroboam: "Tolle tibi decem scissuras; haec enim dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Ecce ego scindam regnum de manu Salomonis et dabo tibi decem tribus.
32 Porro una tribus remanebit ei propter servum meum David et Ierusalem civitatem, quam elegi ex omnibus tribubus Israel;
33 eo quod dereliquerint me et adoraverint Astharthen deam Sidoniorum et Chamos deum Moab et Melchom deum filiorum Ammon et non ambulaverint in viis meis, ut facerent iustitiam coram me et praecepta mea et iudicia sicut David pater eius.
34 Nec auferam omne regnum de manu eius, sed ducem ponam eum cunctis diebus vitae suae propter David servum meum, quem elegi, qui custodivit mandata mea et praecepta mea.
35 Auferam autem regnum de manu filii eius et dabo tibi decem tribus;
36 filio autem eius dabo tribum unam, ut remaneat lucerna David servo meo cunctis diebus coram me in Ierusalem civitate, quam elegi, ut esset nomen meum ibi.
37 Te autem assumam, et regnabis super omnia, quae desiderat anima tua, erisque rex super Israel.
38 Si igitur audieris omnia, quae praecepero tibi, et ambulaveris in viis meis et feceris, quod rectum est coram me custodiens mandata mea et praecepta mea, sicut fecit David servus meus, ero tecum et aedificabo tibi domum stabilem, quomodo aedificavi David, et tradam tibi Israel
39 et affligam semen David super hoc, verumtamen non cunctis diebus".
40 Voluit ergo Salomon interficere Ieroboam, qui surrexit et aufugit in Aegyptum ad Sesac regem Aegypti et fuit in Aegypto usque ad mortem Salomonis.
41 Reliqua autem gestorum Salomonis, omnia, quae fecit, et sapientia eius, ecce universa scripta sunt in libro gestorum Salomonis;
42 dies autem, quos regnavit Salomon in Ierusalem super omnem Israel, quadraginta anni sunt.
43 Dormivitque Salomon cum patribus suis et sepultus est in civitate David patris sui; regnavitque Roboam filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.
7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
9 ¶ And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.
11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
14 ¶ And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.
15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;
16 (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom:)
17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.
18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.
19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.
22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise.
23 ¶ And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:
24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
26 ¶ And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.
27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.
28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
29 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:
30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:
31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:
32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)
33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.
36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
41 ¶ And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.