11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the e
abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before
Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children
(e) Thus the scripture calls whatever man reveres and
serves as God.
11:11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as f
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
(f) That you have forsaken me and worshipped idols.
11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; [but] will
give one g tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake,
and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
(g) Because the tribes of Judah and Benjamin had their
possessions mixed, they are here taken as one tribe.
11:14 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad
the Edomite: he [was] of the king's h seed in Edom.
(h) Of the king of Edom's stock.
11:15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the
captain of the host was gone up to bury the i slain,
after he had smitten every male in Edom;
(i) Of the Edomites.
11:17 That Hadad k fled, he and certain Edomites of his
father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad
[being] yet a little child.
(k) Thus God reserved this idolater as scourge to
punish his people's sins.
11:19 And Hadad l 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.
(l) God brought him honour, that his power might be more
able to compass his enterprises against Solomon's
11:23 And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon the son
of Eliadah, which m fled from his lord Hadadezer king of
(m) When David had defeated Hadadezer and his army.
11:24 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, n and reigned in Damascus.
(n) That is, the men whom he had gathered to him.
11:28 And the man Jeroboam [was] a mighty man of valour: and
Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he
made him o ruler over all the charge of the house of
(o) He was overseer of Solomon's works for the tribe of
Ephraim and Manasseh.
11:30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that [was] on him, and
p rent it [in] twelve pieces:
(p) By these visible signs the prophets would more deeply
print their message into the hearts of those to whom
they were sent.
11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my
servant may have a q light alway before me in Jerusalem,
the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
(q) He refers to the Messiah, who would be the bright star
that would shine through all the world.
11:39 And I will r for this afflict the seed of David, s but
not for ever.
(r) For this idolatry that Solomon has committed.
(s) For the whole spiritual kingdom was restored in the
11:41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did,
and his wisdom, [are] they not written in the t book of
the acts of Solomon?
(t) Which it is thought was lost in their captivity.