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1 Kings 11:1-43
1. BUT KING Solomon [defiantly] loved many foreign women--the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.
2. They were of the very nations of whom the Lord said to the Israelites, You shall not mingle with them, neither shall they mingle with you, for surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods. Yet Solomon clung to these in love. [Deut. 17:17.]
3. He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines, and his wives turned away his heart from God.
4. For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect (complete and whole) with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abominable idol of the Ammonites! [I Kings 9:6-9.]
6. Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as David his father did.
7. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abominable idol of Moab, on the hill opposite Jerusalem, and for Molech the abominable idol of the Ammonites.
8. And he did so for all of his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned from the Lord, the God of Israel, Who had appeared to him twice,
10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods, but he did not do what the Lord commanded.
11. Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, Because you are doing this and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant!
12. However, in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake. But I will rend it out of the hand of your son!
13. However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but will give one tribe to your son for David My servant's sake and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.
14. The Lord stirred up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of royal descent in Edom.
15. For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of Israel's army went up to bury the slain, he slew every male in Edom.
16. For Joab and all Israel remained there for six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom.
17. But Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants, to Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.
18. They set out from Midian and came to Paran, and took men with them out of Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave [young] Hadad a house and land and ordered provisions for him.
19. Hadad found great favor with Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife Tahpenes the queen.
20. The sister of Tahpenes bore Hadad Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
21. But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of Israel's army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.
22. Then Pharaoh said to him, But what have you lacked with me that now you want to go to your own country? He replied, Nothing. However, let me go anyhow.
23. God raised up for [Hadad] another adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadezer king of Zobah.
24. Rezon gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band after the slaughter by David. They went to Damascus and dwelt and made [Rezon] king in Damascus.
25. And Rezon was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did. Rezon abhorred Israel and reigned over Syria.
26. Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, rebelled against the king--
27. And for this reason: Solomon built the Millo and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.
28. The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.
29. At that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way. Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they were alone in the field.
30. Ahijah caught the new garment he wore and tore it into twelve pieces.
31. He said to Jeroboam, You take ten pieces, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes.
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 they have forsaken Me and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in My ways, to do what is right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My ordinances as did David his father.
34. However, I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but I will make him ruler 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 give it to you, ten tribes.
36. Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David My servant may always have a light before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put My Name.
37. And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires; and you shall be king over Israel.
38. And if you will hearken to all I command you and will walk in My ways and do right in My sight, keeping My statutes and My commandments, as David My servant did, I will be with you and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.
39. And I will for this afflict the descendants of David, but not forever.
40. Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until Solomon died.
41. The rest of the acts of Solomon--and all that he did, and his wisdom (skill)--are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
42. The time 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. Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 12:1-33
1. REHOBOAM WENT to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
2. And when Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it--for he still dwelt in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon--[he] returned from Egypt.
3. And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam,
4. Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore lighten the hard service and the heavy yoke your father put upon us, and we will serve you.
5. He replied, Go away for three days and then return to me. So the people departed.
6. And King Rehoboam consulted with the old men who stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived and said, How do you advise me to answer this people?
7. And they said to him, If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them and answer them with good words, they will be your servants forever.
8. But he forsook the counsel the old men gave him and consulted the young men who grew up with him and stood before him.
9. He said to them, What do you advise that we answer this people who have said, Make the yoke your father put on us lighter?
10. The young men who grew up with him answered, To the people who told you, Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us--say this, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.
11. And now whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12. So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had appointed.
13. And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the counsel the old men had given him,
14. And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; he chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
15. So the king did not hearken to the people, for the situation was from the Lord, that He might fulfill His word which He spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat. [I Kings 11:29-33.]
16. So when all Israel saw that the king did not heed them, they answered the king, What portion have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David! So Israel went to their tents.
17. But Rehoboam reigned over the Israelites who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
18. Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute [taskmaster over the forced labor], and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. So King Rehoboam hastened to get into his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
19. So Israel has rebelled against the house of David to this day.
20. When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. None followed the house of David except the tribe of Judah only.
21. And when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against the house of Israel to bring the kingdom back to Rehoboam son of Solomon.
22. But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
23. Tell Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and all the house of Judah and Benjamin and the remnant of the people,
24. Thus says the Lord, You shall not go up or fight against your brethren, the Israelites. Return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me. So they hearkened to the Lord's word and returned home, according to the Lord's word.
25. Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. He went out from there and built Penuel.
26. Jeroboam said in his heart, Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
27. If this people goes up to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to sacrifice, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah.
28. So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, It is too much for you to go [all the way] up to Jerusalem. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
29. And he set the one golden calf in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
30. And this thing became a sin; for the people went to worship each of them even as far as Dan.
31. Jeroboam also made houses on high places and made priests of people who were not Levites.
32. And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast kept in Judah, and he offered sacrifices upon the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places he had made.
33. So he offered upon the altar he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, a date which he chose individually; and he appointed a feast for the Israelites and he went up to the altar to burn incense [in defiance of God's law.]

Psalms 69:5-15
5. O God, You know my folly and blundering; my sins and my guilt are not hidden from You.
6. Let not those who wait and hope and look for You, O Lord of hosts, be put to shame through me; let not those who seek and inquire for and require You [as their vital necessity] be brought to confusion and dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
7. Because for Your sake I have borne taunt and reproach; confusion and shame have covered my face.
8. I have become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children. [John 7:3-5.]
9. For zeal for Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches and insults of those who reproach and insult You have fallen upon me. [John 2:17; Rom. 15:3.]
10. When I wept and humbled myself with fasting, I was jeered at and humiliated;
11. When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword (an object of scorn) to them.
12. They who sit in [the city's] gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13. But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
14. Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters.
15. Let not the floodwaters overflow and overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up nor the [dug] pit [with water perhaps in the bottom] close its mouth over me.

Proverbs 17:20-22
20. He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity. [James 3:8.]
21. He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].
22. A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. [Prov. 12:25; 15:13, 15.]

John 12:1-26
1. SO SIX days before the Passover Feast, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had died and whom He had raised from the dead.
2. So they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at the table with Him.
3. Mary took a pound of ointment of pure liquid nard [a rare perfume] that was very expensive, and she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4. But Judas Iscariot, the one of His disciples who was about to betray Him, said,
5. Why was this perfume not sold for 300 denarii [a year's wages for an ordinary workman] and that [money] given to the poor (the destitute)?
6. Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag (the money box, the purse of the Twelve), he took for himself what was put into it [pilfering the collections].
7. But Jesus said, Let her alone. It was [intended] that she should keep it for the time of My preparation for burial. [She has kept it that she might have it for the time of My embalming.]
8. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.
9. Now a great crowd of the Jews heard that He was at Bethany, and they came there, not only because of Jesus but that they also might see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
10. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also,
11. Because on account of him many of the Jews were going away [were withdrawing from and leaving the Judeans] and believing in and adhering to Jesus.
12. The next day a vast crowd of those who had come to the Passover Feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
13. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him. And as they went, they kept shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is He and praise to Him Who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel! [Ps. 118:26.]
14. And Jesus, having found a young donkey, rode upon it, [just] as it is written in the Scriptures,
15. Do not fear, O Daughter of Zion! Look! Your King is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt! [Zech. 9:9.]
16. His disciples did not understand and could not comprehend the meaning of these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified and exalted, they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him.
17. The group that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from among the dead kept telling it [bearing witness] to others.
18. It was for this reason that the crowd went out to meet Him, because they had heard that He had performed this sign (proof, miracle).
19. Then the Pharisees said among themselves, You see how futile your efforts are and how you accomplish nothing. See! The whole world is running after Him!
20. Now among those who went up to worship at the Feast were some Greeks.
21. These came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and they made this request, Sir, we desire to see Jesus.
22. Philip came and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip together [went] and told Jesus.
23. And Jesus answered them, The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified and exalted.
24. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
25. Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
26. If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.