1 Kings 11:9-13

The Lord Raises Adversaries

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because e his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, f who had appeared to him twice 10 and g had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord commanded. 11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, "Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, h I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However, i I will not tear away all the kingdom, but j I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem k that I have chosen."

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 11:2
    From the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, "You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.
    1 Kings 11:4
    For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:5
    At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, "Ask what I shall give you.
    1 Kings 9:2
    The Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 6:12
    Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father.
    1 Kings 9:6
    But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them.
  4. Cross References
    1 Kings 11:31
    And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes
    1 Kings 12:15 - 16
    So the king did not listen to the people, for it was a turn of affairs brought about by the Lord that he might fulfill his word, which the Lord spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:15
    But my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.
    Psalms 89:33
    But I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 11:32
    (but he shall have one tribe, 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).
    1 Kings 11:36
    Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name.
    1 Kings 12:20
    And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David but the tribe of Judah only.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:5
    But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go.
    Deuteronomy 12:11
    Then to the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the Lord.
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