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First Kings-Melechim Aleph
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 Now melech Dawid was old and advanced in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not get warm.
2 Therefore his avadim said to him, Let there be sought for my master the melech a young virgin: and let her stand before the melech and let her cherish him and let her lie in your bosom, that my master the melech may be warm.
3 So they sought for a lovely young woman throughout all the borders of Yisrael and found Avishag a Shunammite and brought her to the melech.
4 And the young woman was very lovely and cherished the melech and was a chaver to him: but the melech knew her not.
5 Then Adoniyah the son of Haggit exalted himself, saying, I will be melech: and he prepared mirkavot and horsemen and fifty men to run before him.
6 And his abba had not rebuked him at any time in saying, Why have you done this? And he also was a very handsome man; and his eema bore him after Avshalom.
7 And he conferred with Yoav the son of Tzeruyah and with Aviathar the kohen: and they supported Adoniyah and helped him.
8 But Tzadok the kohen and Benayahu the son of Yahoyada and Natan the navi and Shimei and Rei and the mighty men who belonged to Dawid, were not with Adoniyah.
9 And Adoniyah offered sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zocheleth, which is by En-Rogel and called all his brothers the melech's sons and all the men of Yahudah the melech's avadim:
10 But Natan the navi and Benayahu and the mighty men and Shlomo his brother, he did not call.
11 Natan then spoke to Bat-Sheva the eema of Shlomo, saying, Have you not heard that Adoniyah the son of Haggit has become melech and Dawid our master does not know it?
12 Now therefore come, let me, I ask you, give you advice, that you may save your own chayim and the chayim of your son Shlomo.
13 Go to melech Dawid and say to him, Did you not, my master, O melech, swear to your female eved, saying, Certainly Shlomo your son shall reign after me and he shall sit upon my kesay? Why then does Adoniyah reign?
14 See, while you yet talk there with the melech, I also will come in after you and confirm your words.
15 And Bat-Sheva went in to the melech into the bedroom: and the melech was very old; and Avishag the Shunammite was serving the melech.
16 And Bat-Sheva bowed and did obeisance to the melech. And the melech said, What do you want?
17 And she said to him, My master, you swore by YHUH your Ahlohim to your female eved, saying, Certainly Shlomo your son shall reign after me and he shall sit upon my kesay.
18 And now, see, Adoniyah reigns; and now, my master the melech, you don’t even know it.
19 And he has sacrificed oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance and has called all the sons of the melech and Aviathar the kohen and Yoav the captain of the army: but Shlomo your eved has he not called.
20 And you, my master, O melech, the eyes of kol Yisrael are upon you, that you should tell them who shall sit on the kesay of my master the melech after him.
21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my master the melech shall die with his ahvot, that I and my son Shlomo shall be considered as sinners.
22 And, see, while she yet talked with the melech, Natan the navi also came in.
23 And they told the melech, saying, See Natan the navi is here. And when he had come in before the melech, he bowed himself before the melech with his face to the ground.
24 And Natan said, My master, O melech, Did you say, Adoniyah shall reign after me and he shall sit upon my kesay?
25 For he is gone down this yom and has sacrificed oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance and has called all the melech's sons and the captains of the army and Aviathar the kohen; and, see, they eat and drink before him and say, Le-Chayim melech Adoniyah.
26 But me, even me your eved and Tzadok the kohen and Benayahu the son of Yahoyada and your eved Shlomo, all of us has he not called.
27 Is this thing done by my master the melech and you have not showed it to him, who should sit on the kesay of my master the melech after him?
28 Then melech Dawid answered and said, Call Bat-Sheva. And she came into the melech's presence and stood before the melech.
29 And the melech swore and said, As YHUH lives, that has redeemed my being out of all distress,
30 Even as I swore to you by YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, saying, Certainly Shlomo your son shall reign after me and he shall sit upon my kesay in my place; even so will I certainly do again this yom.
31 Then Bat-Sheva bowed with her face to the earth and did prostrate herself before the melech and said, Let my master melech Dawid live le-olam-va-ed.
32 And melech Dawid said, Call me Tzadok the kohen and Natan the navi and Benayahu the son of Yahoyada. And they came before the melech.
33 The melech also said to them, Take with you the avadim of your master and have Shlomo my son ride upon my own mule and bring him down to Gihon:
34 And let Tzadok the kohen and Natan the navi anoint him there melech over Yisrael: and blow with the shofar and say, Let melech Shlomo live.
35 Then you shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my kesay; for he shall be melech in my place: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Yisrael and over Yahudah.
36 And Benayahu the son of Yahoyada answered the melech and said, Ahmein:YHUH Ahlohim of my master the melech says so too.
37 As YHUH has been with my master the melech, even so let Him be with Shlomo and make his kesay greater than the kesay of my master melech Dawid.
38 So Tzadok the kohen and Natan the navi and Benayahu the son of Yahoyada and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, went down and had Shlomo to ride upon melech Dawid's mule and brought him to Gihon.
39 And Tzadok the kohen took a horn of oil out of the Mishkan and anointed Shlomo. And they blew the shofar; and all the people said, Let melech Shlomo live.
40 And all the people came up after him and the people played the flutes and had gilah with great simcha, so that the earth was split with their noise.
41 And Adoniyah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had finished eating. And when Yoav heard the sound of the shofar, he said, Why is this noise of the city in an uproar?
42 And while he yet spoke, see, Yonathan the son of Aviathar the kohen came: and Adoniyah said to him, Come in; for you are a brave man and bring tov news.
43 And Yonathan answered and said to Adoniyah, Truly our master melech Dawid has made Shlomo melech.
44 And the melech has sent with him Tzadok the kohen and Natan the navi and Benayahu the son of Yahoyada and the Cherethites and the Pelethites and they have caused him to ride upon the melech's mule:
45 And Tzadok the kohen and Natan the navi have anointed him melech in Gihon: and they have gone up from there having gilah, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that you have heard.
46 And now Shlomo sits on the kesay of the malchut.
47 And moreover the melech's avadim came to bless our master melech Dawid, saying, Ahlohim make the name of Shlomo better than your name and make his kesay greater than your kesay. And the melech bowed himself upon the bed.
48 And also the melech said, Blessed be YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, who has given one to sit on my kesay this yom, my eyes even seeing it.
49 And all the guests that were with Adoniyah were afraid and rose up and went every man his derech.
50 And Adoniyah feared because of Shlomo and arose and went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
51 And it was told Shlomo, saying, See, Adoniyah fears melech Shlomo: for, see, he has caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let melech Shlomo swear to me today that he will not kill his eved with the sword.
52 And Shlomo said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of his fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.
53 So melech Shlomo sent and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to melech Shlomo: and Shlomo said to him, Go to your bayit.
2 Now the yamim of Dawid’s death drew near; and he commanded Shlomo his son, saying,
2 I go the derech of all the earth: be strong therefore and show yourself a man;
3 And shomer the command of YHUH your Ahlohim, to have your halacha in His halachot, to keep His chukim and His mishpatim and His testimonies, as it is written in the Torah of Moshe, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you go:
4 That YHUH may continue His Word which He spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their halacha, to have their halacha before Me in emet with all their lev and with all their being saying, there shall not cease from you a man to sit on the kesay of Yisrael.
5 Moreover you know also what Yoav the son of Tzeruyah did to me and also what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Yisrael, to Avner the son of Ner and to Amasa the son of Yether, whom he killed and shed the dahm of war in a time of shalom and put the dahm of war upon his belt that was around his loins and on his sandals that were on his feet.
6 Do therefore according to your chochmah and let not his gray hair go down to Sheol in shalom.
7 But show chesed to the sons of Barzillai the Giladi and let them be of those that eat at your shulchan: for so they came to me when I fled because of Avshalom your brother.
8 And, see, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benyamite of Bachurim, who cursed me with a hard curse in the yom when I went to Machanayim: but he came down to meet me at the River Yarden and I swore to him by YHUH, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.
9 So now do not hold him guiltless: for you are a wise man and know what you ought to do to him; but his gray head bring down to Sheol with dahm.
10 So Dawid slept with his ahvot and was buried in the city of Dawid.
11 And the yamim that Dawid reigned over Yisrael were forty years: seven years he reigned in Chebron and thirty-three years he reigned in Yahrushalayim.
12 Then Shlomo sat upon the kesay of Dawid his abba; and his malchut was established greatly.
13 And Adoniyah the son of Haggit came to Bat-Sheva the eema of Shlomo. And she said, Do you come in shalom? And he said, In shalom.
14 He said moreover, I have something to say to you. And she said, Go ahead.
15 And he said, You know that the malchut was mine and that kol Yisrael looked to me, that I should reign. But the malchut has turned around and has become my brother's: for it was his from YHUH.
16 And now I ask one request of you, do not deny me. And she said to him, Say it.
17 And he said, Speak, I ask, to Shlomo the melech, for he will not say no to you, that he give me Avishag the Shunammite as my isha.
18 And Bat-Sheva said, Well; I will speak for you to the melech.
19 Bat-Sheva therefore went to melech Shlomo, to speak to him for Adoniyah. And the melech rose up to meet her and bowed himself to her and sat down on his kesay and had a kesay set for the melech's eema; and she sat on his right hand.
20 Then she said, I desire one small request from you; I’ll ask you and do not tell me no. And the melech said to her, Ask on, my eema: for I will not say no to you.
21 And she said, Let Avishag the Shunammite be given to Adoniyah your brother to be his isha.
22 And melech Shlomo answered and said to his eema: And why do you ask about Avishag the Shunammite for Adoniyah? Ask for him the malchut also; for he is my elder brother; and why don’t you ask for the malchut for Aviathar the kohen also and for Yoav the son of Tzeruyah.
23 Then melech Shlomo swore by YHUH, saying, Ahlohim do so to me and more also, if Adoniyah has not spoken this request against his own chayim.
24 Now therefore, as YHUH lives, who has established me and set me on the kesay of Dawid my abba and who has made me a bayit, as He promised, Adoniyah shall be put to death this yom.
25 And melech Shlomo sent Benayahu the son of Yahoyada; and he killed him so that he died.
26 And to Aviathar the kohen said the melech, Go to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death: but I will not at this time put you to death because you bore the Ark of The Master YHUH before Dawid my abba and because you have been afflicted in all that my abba was afflicted.
27 So Shlomo expelled Aviathar from being kohen to YHUH; that he might fulfill The Word of YHUH, which He spoke concerning the bayit of Eli in Shiloh.
28 Then news came to Yoav: for Yoav had followed after Adoniyah, though he did not follow after Avshalom. And Yoav fled to the Mishkan of YHUH and took hold of the horns of the altar.
29 And it was told melech Shlomo that Yoav was fled to the Mishkan of YHUH; and, see, he is by the altar. Then Shlomo sent Benayahu the son of Yahoyada, saying, Go and kill him.
30 And Benayahu came to the Mishkan of YHUH and said to him, This says the melech, Come out. And he said, No; but I will die here. And Benayahu brought the melech word again, saying, This said Yoav and so he answered me.
31 And the melech said to him, Do as he has said and fall upon him and bury him; that you may take away the innocent dahm, which Yoav shed, from me and from the bayit of my abba.
32 And YHUH shall return his dahm upon his own head, who fell upon two men more tzadik and better than he and killed them with the sword, my abba Dawid not knowing about it, Avner the son of Ner, captain of the army of Yisrael and Amasa the son of Yether, captain of the army of Yahudah.
33 Their dahm shall therefore return upon the head of Yoav and upon the head of his zera le-olam-va-ed: but upon Dawid and upon his zera and upon his bayit and upon his kesay, shall there be shalom le-olam-va-ed from YHUH.
34 So Benayahu the son of Yahoyada went up and fell upon him and killed him: and he was buried in his own bayit in the wilderness.
35 And the melech put Benayahu the son of Yahoyada in his place over the army: and Tzadok the kohen did the melech put in the place of Aviathar.
36 And the melech sent and called for Shimei and said to him, Build a bayit in Yahrushalayim and dwell there and go not out from there anywhere.
37 For it shall be, that on the yom you go out and pass over the brook Kidron, you shall know for certain that you shall surely die: your dahm shall be upon your own head.
38 And Shimei said to the melech, The saying is tov: as my master the melech has said, so will your eved do. And Shimei dwelt in Yahrushalayim many yamim.
39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the avadim of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah melech of Gat. And they told Shimei, saying, See, your avadim are in Gat.
40 And Shimei arose and saddled his donkey and went to Gat to Achish to seek his avadim: and Shimei went out and brought his avadim from Gat.
41 And it was told Shlomo that Shimei had gone from Yahrushalayim to Gat and had come back.
42 And the melech sent and called for Shimei and said to him, Did I not make you to swear by YHUH and warned you, saying, Know for certain, on the yom you go out and walk abroad anywhere, that you shall surely die? And you said to me, The word that I have heard is tov.
43 Why then have you not kept the oath to YHUH and the commandment that I have commanded you?
44 The melech said moreover to Shimei, You know all the wickedness that your lev is aware of, that you did to Dawid my abba: therefore YHUH shall return your wickedness upon your own head;
45 And melech Shlomo shall be blessed and the kesay of Dawid shall be established before YHUH le-olam-va-ed.
46 So the melech commanded Benayahu the son of Yahoyada; who went out and fell upon him, so that he died. And the malchut was established in the hand of Shlomo.
3 And Shlomo became son in law to Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of Dawid, until he had made an end of building his own bayit and the Bayit of YHUH and the wall of Yahrushalayim all around.
2 Only the people sacrificed in the high places because there was no bayit built for the Name of YHUH, before those yamim.
3 And Shlomo loved YHUH, walking in the chukim of Dawid his abba: only he sacrificed and burned incense in the high places.
4 And the melech went to Giveon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Shlomo offer upon that altar.
5 In Giveon YHUH appeared to Shlomo in a dream by lyla: and Ahlohim said, Ask what I shall give you.
6 And Shlomo said, You have showed to Your eved Dawid my abba great chesed, as he had his halacha before You in emet and in tzedakah and in uprightness of lev; and You have kept for him this great chesed, that You have given him a son to sit on his kesay, as it is this yom.
7 And now, O YHUH my Ahlohim, You have made Your eved melech instead of Dawid my abba: and I am like a little child: I know not how to go out, or come in.
8 And Your eved is in the midst of Your people that You have chosen, a great people that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9 So give Your eved a lev of binah to judge Your people, that I may discern between tov and bad: for who is able to judge this Your great people?
10 And the words pleased YHUH, that Shlomo had asked this thing.
11 And Ahlohim said to him, Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long chayim; neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked for the chayim of your enemies; but have asked for yourself binah to discern mishpat;
12 See, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you a wise lev of binah; so that there was none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.
13 And I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and kavod: so that there shall not be any among the melechim like you all your yamim.
14 And if you will have your halacha in My halachot, to keep My chukim and My mitzvoth, as your abba Dawid did, then I will lengthen your yamim.
15 And Shlomo awoke; and see; it was a dream. And he came to Yahrushalayim and stood before the Ark of the Testimony of YHUH and offered up burnt offerings and offered shalom offerings and made a feast for all his avadim.
16 Then came two women, that were harlots, to the melech and stood before him.
17 And the one woman said, O my master, this woman and I dwell in one bayit; and I was delivered of a child with her in the bayit.
18 And it came to pass the third yom after I gave birth, that this woman gave birth also: and while we were together; there was no ger with us in the bayit, except the two of us in the bayit.
19 And this woman's child died in the lyla; because she lay on it.
20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your female eved slept and laid it in her bosom and laid her dead child in my bosom.
21 And when I rose in the boker to nurse my child, see, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the boker, see, it was not my son, which I did bear.
22 And the other woman said, No; but the living is my son and the dead is your son. And this said, No; but the dead is your son and the living is my son. This they spoke before the melech.
23 Then said the melech, The one says, This is my son that lives and your son is the dead one: and the other says, No; but your son is the dead son and my son is the living.
24 And the melech said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the melech.
25 And the melech said, Divide and cut the living child in two and give half to the one eema and half to the other eema.
26 Then spoke the woman of the living child to the melech, for her rachamim within her for her son and she said, O my master, I’ll give her the living child and in no derech kill it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine, or yours, but kill it and divide it.
27 Then the melech answered and said, Give her the living child and in no derech kill it: she is its eema.
28 And kol Yisrael heard of the mishpat that the melech had issued; and they feared the melech: for they saw that the chochmah of Ahlohim was in him,to do mishpat.
4 So melech Shlomo was melech over kol Yisrael.
2 And these were the rulers which he had; Azaryahu the son of Tzadok the kohen,
3 Elihoreph and Achiyah, the sons of Shisha, sophrim; Yahushaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
4 And Benayahu the son of Yahoyada was over the army: and Tzadok and Aviathar were the kohanim:
5 And Azaryahu the son of Natan was over the officers: and Zavud the son of Natan was principal kohen and the melech's chaver:
6 And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Avda was over the compulsory labor.
7 And Shlomo had twelve officers over kol Yisrael, which provided food for the melech and his household: each man made provision for one chodesh a year.
8 And these are their names: The son of Hur, in Har Efrayim:
9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz and in Shaalvim and Beth-Shemesh and Elon-Beth-Chanan:
10 The son of Chesed, in Aruvoth; to him pertained Sochoh and all the land of Chepher:
11 The son of Avinadav, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Shlomo as isha:
12 Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo and all Beth-Shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Yezreel, from Beth-Shean to Avel-Meholah, even to the place that is beyond Yokneam:
13 The son of Gever, in Ramot-Gilad; to him pertained the towns of Yair the son of Menasheh, which are in Gilad; to him also pertained the region of Argov, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars:
14 Ahinadav the son of Iddo had Machanayim:
15 Achimaatz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Shlomo to isha:
16 Baanah the son of Chushi was in Asher and in Aloth:
17 Yahushaphat the son of Paruah, in Yissachar:
18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benyamin:
19 Gever the son of Uri was in the country of Gilad, in the country of Sichon melech of the Amorites and of Og melech of Bashan; and he was the only officer who was in the land.
20 Yahudah and Yisrael were many, as the sand that is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making simcha.
21 And Shlomo reigned over all malchutim from the river to the land of the Plishtim and to the border of Mitzrayim: they brought presents and served Shlomo all the yamim of his chayim.
22 And Shlomo's provision for one yom was thirty measures of fine flour and sixty measures of meal,
23 Ten fatted cattle and twenty cattle out of the pastures and a hundred sheep, besides deer and gazelles and roebucks and fatted fowl.
24 For he had dominion over the entire region on this side of the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the melechim on this side of the river: and he had shalom on all sides all around him.
25 And Yahudah and Yisrael dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig eytz, from Dan even to Be-er-Sheva, all the yamim of Shlomo.
26 And Shlomo had forty thousand stalls of horses for his mirkavot and twelve thousand horsemen.
27 And those officers provided food for melech Shlomo and for all that came to melech Shlomo's shulchan, every man in his chodesh: they lacked nothing.
28 Barley also and straw for the horses and steeds they brought to the place where the officers were, every man according to his command.
29 And Ahlohim gave Shlomo chochmah and binah in great abundance and largeness of lev, even as the sand that is on the seashore.
30 And Shlomo's chochmah excelled the chochmah of all the children of the east country and all the chochmah of Mitzrayim.
31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Machol: and his fame was in all goyim all around.
32 And he spoke three thousand mishle: and his shirim were one thousand five.
33 And he spoke with da’at about eytzim, from the cedar eytz that is in Levanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall: he spoke also of beasts and of fowls and of creeping things and of fishes with great chochmah.
34 And there came from all goyim to hear the chochmah of Shlomo, from all the melechim of the olam, who had heard of his chochmah.
5 And Chiram melech of Tzor sent his avadim to Shlomo; for he had heard that they had anointed him melech in the place of his abba: for Chiram always had an ahava for Dawid.
2 And Shlomo sent to Chiram, saying,
3 You know how that Dawid my abba could not build a Bayit to the Name of YHUH his Ahlohim for the wars which were around him on every side, until YHUH put them under the soles of his feet.
4 But now YHUH my Ahlohim has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil incident.
5 And, see, I purpose to build a Bayit to the Name of YHUH my Ahlohim, as YHUH spoke to Dawid my abba, saying, Your son, whom I will set upon your kesay in your place, he shall build a Bayit to My Name.
6 So now command that they cut me cedar eytzim out of Levanon; and my avadim shall be with your avadim and to you will I pay wages for your avadim according to all that you shall appoint. For you know that there is not among us any that has the skill to cut timber like the Tzidonians.
7 And it came to pass, when Chiram heard the words of Shlomo, that he had great gilah and said, Blessed be YHUH this yom, who has given to Dawid a wise son over this great people.
8 And Chiram sent to Shlomo, saying, I have considered the message that you sent to me: and I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar and concerning the cypress logs.
9 My avadim shall bring them down from Levanon to the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats to the place that you shall appoint me and will cause them to be unloaded there and you shall receive them: and you shall accomplish my desire, by giving food for my household.
10 So Chiram gave Shlomo cedar eytzim and cypress logs according to all his desire.
11 And Shlomo gave Chiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household and twenty measures of pure oil: this Shlomo gave to Chiram every year.
12 And YHUH gave Shlomo chochmah, as He promised him: and there was shalom between Chiram and Shlomo and the two made a brit together.
13 And melech Shlomo raised compulsory labor out of kol Yisrael; and the compulsory labor was thirty thousand men.
14 And he sent them to Levanon ten thousand a chodesh in turns: a chodesh they were in Levanon and two chodashem at home: and Adoniram was over the compulsory labor.
15 And Shlomo had seventy thousand that bore burdens and eighty thousand stonecutters in the mountains:
16 Beside the chief of Shlomo's officers who were over the work, three thousand three hundred, who ruled over the people that labored in the work.
17 And the melech commanded and they brought great stones, costly stones and cut stones, to lay the foundation of the Bayit.
18 And Shlomo's builders and Chiram's builders did cut them and the stonemasons: so they prepared timber and stones to build the Bayit.
6 And it came to pass in the four hundred eightieth year after the children of Yisrael were come out of the land of Mitzrayim, in the fourth year of Shlomo's reign over Yisrael, in the second chodesh, that he began to build the Bayit of YHUH.
2 And the Bayit which melech Shlomo built for YHUH, the length was sixty cubits and the width twenty cubits and the height thirty cubits.
3 And the porch before the Hekal of the Bayit, twenty cubits was the length, according to the width of the Bayit; and ten cubits was the width in front of the Bayit.
4 And for the Bayit he made windows with narrow frames.
5 And against the wall of the Bayit he built rooms all around, against the walls of the Bayit all around, both of the Hekal and of the Speaking Place: and he made rooms all around:
6 The lowest room was five cubits wide and the middle was six cubits wide and the third was seven cubits wide: for outside in the wall of the Bayit he made narrow ledges all around, so that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the Bayit.
7 And the Bayit, when it was being built, was built of finished stone made ready before it was brought there: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the Bayit, while it was being built.
8 The door for the middle room was on the right side of the Bayit: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle side rooms and out of the middle into the third.
9 So he built the Bayit and finished it; and paneled the Bayit with beams and boards of cedar.
10 And then he built side rooms against all the Bayit, five cubits high: and they rested on the Bayit with cedar beams.
11 And The Word of YHUH came to Shlomo, saying,
12 Concerning this Bayit which you are building, if you will have your halacha in My chukim and execute My mishpatim and keep all My mitzvoth to have your halacha in them, then will I perform My Word with you, which I spoke to Dawid your abba:
13 And I will dwell among the children of Yisrael and will not forsake My people Yisrael.
14 So Shlomo built the Bayit and finished it.
15 And he built the walls of the Bayit within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the Bayit and the walls to the ceiling: and he paneled them on the inside with wood and he paneled the floor of the Bayit with planks of cypress.
16 And he built twenty cubits at the rear of the Bayit, from the floor to the walls with boards of cedar: he even built it inside the partition to be the Most-Kadosh-Place.
17 And the Bayit, that is, the Hekal before it, was forty cubits long.
18 And the cedar of the Bayit within was carved with ornaments and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
19 And the Speaking Place he prepared in the Bayit within, to put there the Ark of the Testimony of YHUH.
20 And the Speaking Place in the front was twenty cubits in length and twenty cubits in width and twenty cubits in the height: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
21 So Shlomo overlaid the Bayit within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the Speaking Place; and he overlaid it with gold.
22 And the whole Bayit he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the Bayit: also the whole altar that was by the Speaking Place he overlaid with gold.
23 And within the Speaking Place he made two cheruvim from olive eytz, each ten cubits high.
24 And five cubits was the one wing of the cheruv and five cubits the other wing of the cheruv: from the uttermost part of the one wing to the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits.
25 And the other cheruv was ten cubits: both the cheruvim were of one measure and one size.
26 The height of the one cheruv was ten cubits, as was the other cheruv.
27 And he set the cheruvim inside the inner Bayit: and they stretched out the wings of the cheruvim, so that the wing of the one touched one wall and the wing of the other cheruv touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst in the middle of the room.
28 And he overlaid the cheruvim with gold.
29 And he carved all the walls of the Bayit all around with carved figures of cheruvim and palm eytzim and open flowers, inside and outside.
30 And the floor of the Bayit he overlaid with gold, inside and outside.
31 And for the entrance of the Speaking Place he made doors of olive eytz: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.
32 The two doors also were of olive eytz; and he carved upon them carvings of cheruvim and palm eytzim and open flowers and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cheruvim and upon the palm eytzim.
33 So also he made for the door of the Hekal posts of olive eytz, a fourth part of the wall.
34 And the two doors were of cypress eytz: the two leaves of the one door folded and the two leaves of the other door were folded.
35 And he carved on them cheruvim and palm eytzim and open flowers: and covered them with gold laid upon the carved work.
36 And he built the inner court with three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams.
37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the Bayit of YHUH laid, in the second chodesh;
38 And in the eleventh year, in the eighth chodesh, was the Bayit finished in all its details and according to all its plans. So he took seven years to build it.
7 And Shlomo was building his own bayit for thirteen years and he finished his bayit.
2 He built also the bayit of the forest of Levanon; the length was a hundred cubits and the width fifty cubits and the height thirty cubits, with four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars.
3 And it was paneled with cedar above the beams that were on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.
4 And there were windows in three rows and window was opposite window in three tiers.
5 And all the doors and doorposts had square frames and window was opposite window three times.
6 And he made the porch of pillars; the length was fifty cubits and the width thirty cubits: and the porch was in front of them: and the other pillars and the roof was in front of them.
7 Then he made a hall for the kesay where he might judge, even the hall of mishpat: and it was paneled with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
8 And his bayit where he lived had another courtyard within the hall, which was of like work. Shlomo also made a bayit for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken as his isha, just like his.
9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of cut stones, cut with saws, inside and outside, even from the foundation to the coping and so on the outside towards the great courtyard.
10 And the foundation was of costly stones, large stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.
11 And above were costly stones, cut stones to size and cedars.
12 And the great courtyard all around was with three rows of cut stones and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the Bayit of YHUH and for the porch of the Bayit.
13 And melech Shlomo sent and fetched Chiram out of Tzor.
14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali and his abba was a man of Tzor, a worker in brass: and he was filled with chochmah and binah and skilled to work all works in brass. And he came to melech Shlomo and did all his work.
15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of each one.
16 And he made two capitals of cast brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits:
17 And a network of carved ornaments and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals that were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.
18 And he made the pillars and two rows all around above the one network, to cover the capitals that were at the top, with pomegranates: and he did also the same for the other capital.
19 And the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars were of bulging work shaped like lilies in the hall, four cubits.
20 And the capitals upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, by the bulge next to the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows all around on each of the capitals.
21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the Hekal: and he set up the right pillar and called the name of it Yahchin: and he set up the left pillar and he called the name of it Boaz.
22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so the work of the pillars was finished.
23 And he made a cast basin, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was circular all around and the height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits measured around it.
24 And under the brim of it all around there were ornaments compassing it, ten in a cubit, all around the basin: the ornaments were cast in two rows, when it was cast.
25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the south and three looking toward the east: and the basin was set above upon them and all their back parts were inward.
26 And it was a handbreadth thick and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand gallons of mayim.
27 And he made ten stands of brass; four cubits was the length of one base and four cubits the width and three cubits the height of it.
28 And the work of the stands was like this: they had side panels and the side panels were between the frames:
29 And on the side panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen and cheruvim: and upon the frames there was a pedestal above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.
30 And every base had four bronze wheels and plates of brass: and the four feet had support; under the laver were cast supports, at the side of every addition.
31 And the opening of it within the capital above was a cubit: but the opening was round after the work of the base, a cubit and a half: and also on the opening of it were engravings with their panels, foursquare, not round.
32 And under the side panels were four wheels; and the axle pins of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half a cubit.
33 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a mirkavah wheel: their axle pins and their rims and their hubs and their spokes, were all cast.
34 And there were four supports to the four corners of one base: and the supports were of the very base itself.
35 And at the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges and the side panels were the same.
36 For on the plates of the ledges and on the side panels, he engraved cheruvim, lions and palm eytzim, according to the proportion of every one and additions all around.
37 After this manner he made the ten stands: all of them had one casting, one measure and one size.
38 Then he made ten basins of brass: one laver contained forty gallons: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten stands one laver.
39 And he put five stands on the right side of the bayit and five on the left side of the bayit: and he set the basin on the right side of the bayit eastward facing south.
40 And Chiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Chiram made an end of doing all the work that he made for melech Shlomo for the Bayit of YHUH:
41 The two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars;
42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on top of the pillars;
43 And the ten stands and ten basins on the stands;
44 And one basin and twelve oxen under the basin;
45 And the pots and the shovels and the bowls: and all these vessels, which Chiram made for melech Shlomo for the Bayit of YHUH, were of polished brass.
46 In the plain of the Yarden did the melech cast them, in the clay ground between Sukkot and Tzarthan.
47 And Shlomo left all the vessels unweighted because they were too many: neither was the weight of the brass sought for.
48 And Shlomo made all the vessels that pertained to the Bayit of YHUH: the altar of gold and the shulchan of gold, on which the Lechem ha Panayim was,
49 And the menorot of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left, before the Speaking Place, with the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold,
50 And the bowls and the saucers and the basins and the spoons and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner Bayit, the Most-Kadosh-Place and for the doors of the Bayit of the Hekal.
51 So was finished all the work that melech Shlomo made for the Bayit of YHUH. And Shlomo brought in the things which Dawid his abba had dedicated; even the silver and the gold and the vessels, did he put in the treasury of the Bayit of YHUH
8 Then Shlomo assembled the zechanim of Yisrael and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the ahvot of the children of Yisrael, to melech Shlomo in Yahrushalayim, that they might bring up the Ark of the Testimony of YHUH out of the city of Dawid, which is Tzion.
2 And all the men of Yisrael assembled themselves to melech Shlomo at the moed in the seventh chodesh.
3 And all the zechanim of Yisrael came and the kohanim took up the Ark.
4 And they brought up the Ark of YHUH and the tent of meeting and all the kadosh vessels that were in the tent, even those did the kohanim and the Lewiym bring up.
5 And melech Shlomo and all the kehilla of Yisrael, that were assembled to him, who were with him before the Ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, that could not be counted, or numbered for multitude.
6 And the kohanim brought in the Ark of the Testimony of YHUH to its place, into the Speaking Place of the Bayit, to the Most-Kadosh-Place, even under the wings of the cheruvim.
7 For the cheruvim spread out their two wings over the place of the Ark and the cheruvim covered the Ark and the poles of it above.
8 And the poles extended so that the ends of the poles were seen sticking out into the Kadosh-Place in front of the Speaking Place, but they were not seen from outside: and they are there to this yom.
9 There was nothing in the Ark except the two tablets of stone, which Moshe put there at Horev, when YHUH made a brit with the children of Yisrael, when they came out of the land of Mitzrayim.
10 And it came to pass, when the kohanim were come out of the Kadosh-Place, that the cloud filled the Bayit of YHUH,
11 So that the kohanim could not stand to serve because of the cloud: for the tifereth of YHUH had filled the Bayit of YHUH.
12 Then Shlomo said, YHUH said that He would dwell in the thick dark cloud.
13 I have surely built You a Bayit to dwell in, a settled place for You to stay in le-olam-va-ed.
14 And the melech turned his face around and blessed all the kehilla of Yisrael: while all the kehilla of Yisrael stood;
15 And he said, Barchu-et-YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, who spoke with His mouth to Dawid my abba and has with His hand fulfilled it, saying,
16 Since the yom that I brought out My people Yisrael out of Mitzrayim, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Yisrael to build a Bayit, that My Name might be there; but I chose Dawid to be over My people Yisrael.
17 And it was in the lev of Dawid my abba to build a Bayit for the Name of YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael.
18 And YHUH said to Dawid my abba, Because it was in your lev to build a Bayit for My Name, you did do well that it was in your lev.
19 Nevertheless you shall not build the Bayit; but your son that shall come out of your loins, he shall build the Bayit to My Name.
20 And YHUH has performed His Word that He spoke and I have risen up in the place of Dawid my abba and sit on the kesay of Yisrael, as YHUH promised and have built a Bayit for the Name of YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael.
21 And I have set there a place for the Ark, in which is the brit of YHUH, that He made with our ahvot, when He brought them out of the land of Mitzrayim.
22 And Shlomo stood before the altar of YHUH in the presence of all the kehilla of Yisrael and spread out his hands toward the shamayim:
23 And he said, YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, there is no ahlahim like You, in the shamayim above, or on earth beneath, who keeps His brit and chesed with Your avadim that have their halacha before You with all their lev:
24 Who has kept with Your eved Dawid my abba what You promised him: You spoke also with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this yom.
25 Therefore now, YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, keep with Your eved Dawid my abba what You promised him, saying, There shall not fail for you to have a man in My sight to sit on the kesay of Yisrael; so that your children take heed to their halachot, that they have their halacha before Me as you have had your halacha before Me.
26 And now, O Ahlohim of Yisrael let Your Word, I ask You, be verified, which You spoke to Your eved Dawid my abba.
27 But will Ahlohim indeed dwell on the earth? See, the shamayim and the shamayim of shamayim cannot contain You; how much less this Bayit that I have built?
28 Yet have respect to the tefillah of Your eved and to his supplication, O YHUH my Ahlohim, to listen to the cry and to the tefillah, which Your eved prays before You today:
29 That Your eyes may be open toward this Bayit lyla and yom, even toward the place of which You have said, My Name shall be there: that You may listen to the tefillah which Your eved shall make towards this place.
30 And listen to the supplication of Your eved and of Your people Yisrael, when they shall make tefillah towards this place: and listen in the shamayim Your dwelling place: and when You hear, forgive.
31 If any man trespass against his neighbor and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear and the oath comes before Your altar in this Bayit:
32 Then hear in the shamayim and act and judge Your avadim, condemning the wicked, to bring his halacha upon his head; and justifying the tzadik, to give him according to his tzedakah.
33 When Your people Yisrael are smitten down before an enemy because they have sinned against You and shall turn again to You and confess Your Name, and make tefillah and make supplication to You in this Bayit:
34 Then hear in the shamayim and forgive the sin of Your people Yisrael and bring them again to the land which You gave to their ahvot.
35 When the shamayim are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You; if they make tefillah towards this place and confess Your Name, and turn from their sin, when You afflict them:
36 Then hear in the shamayim and forgive the sin of Your avadim and of Your people Yisrael, so that You teach them the tov halacha in which they should have their halacha and give rain upon Your land, which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
37 If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, mildew, blight, locust, or if there are grasshoppers; when their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; with any plague, or any sickness;
38 If any tefillah, or supplication is made by any man, or by all Your people Yisrael, with every man knowing the plague of his own lev and shall spread out his hands toward this Bayit:
39 Then hear in the shamayim Your dwelling place and forgive and act and give to every man according to his halachot, whose lev You know; for You, even You alone, know the levavot of all the children of men;
40 That they may fear You all the yamim that they live in the land that You gave to our ahvot.
41 Moreover concerning a ger, that is not of Your people Yisrael, but comes out of a far country for Your Name's sake;
42 For they shall hear of Your great Name, and of Your strong hand and of Your outstretched Arm; when he shall come and make tefillah toward this Bayit;
43 Hear in the shamayim Your dwelling place and do according to all that the ger calls to You for: so all people of the earth may know Your Name, to fear You, as do Your people Yisrael; and that they may know that this Bayit, which I have built, is called by Your Name.
44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them and shall make tefillah to YHUH towards the city which You have chosen and toward the Bayit that I have built for Your Name:
45 Then hear in the shamayim their tefillah and their supplication and maintain their cause.
46 If they sin against You (for there is no man that sins not) and You are angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to the land of the enemy, far and near;
47 Yet if they shall turn back in their lev in the land where they were carried captives and repent and make supplication to You in the land of those that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness,
48 And so return to You with all their lev and with all their being, in the land of their enemies, that led them away captive and make tefillah to You toward their land, which You gave to their ahvot, the city which You have chosen and the Bayit which I have built for Your Name;
49 Then hear their tefillah and their supplication in the shamayim Your dwelling place and maintain their cause,
50 And forgive Your people that have sinned against You and all their transgressions in which they have transgressed against You and give them rachamim before those who carried them captive, that they may have rachamim on them:
51 For they are Your people and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Mitzrayim, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
52 That Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your eved and to the supplication of Your people Yisrael, to listen to them in all that they call for to You.
53 For You did separate them from among all the peoples of the earth, to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moshe Your eved, when You brought our ahvot out of Mitzrayim, O Melech YHUH.
54 And it was so, that when Shlomo had made an end of praying all of this tefillah and supplication to YHUH, he arose from before the altar of YHUH, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to the shamayim.
55 And he stood and blessed all the kehilla of Yisrael with a loud voice, saying,
56 Barchu-et-YHUH, that has given rest to His people Yisrael, according to all that He promised: there has not failed even one word of all His tov promise, which He promised by the hand of Moshe His eved.
57 YHUH our Ahlohim be with us, as He was with our ahvot: let Him not leave us, nor forsake us:
58 That He may incline our levavot to Him, to have our halacha in all His halachot and to keep His mitzvoth and His chukim and His mishpatim, which He commanded our ahvot.
59 And let these my words, with which I have made supplication before YHUH, be near to YHUH our Ahlohim yom and lyla, that He maintain the cause of His eved and the cause of His people Yisrael at all times, as the matters of the future shall require:
60 That all the people of the earth may know that YHUH is Ahlohim and that there is none else.
61 Let your lev therefore be perfect with YHUH our Ahlohim, to have your halacha in His chukim and to keep His mitzvoth, as at this yom.
62 And the melech and kol Yisrael with him, offered sacrifices before YHUH.
63 And Shlomo offered a sacrifice of shalom offerings, which he offered to YHUH, twenty two thousand oxen and one hundred twenty thousand sheep. So the melech and all the children of Yisrael dedicated the Bayit of YHUH.
64 The same yom did the melech hallow the middle of the court that was in front of the Bayit of YHUH: for there he offered burnt offerings and meat offerings and the fat of the shalom offerings: because the bronze altar that was before YHUH was too little to receive the burnt offerings and meat offerings and the fat of the shalom offerings.
65 And at that time Shlomo held a moed and kol Yisrael with him, a great kehilla, from the entrance of Hamath to the river of Mitzrayim, before YHUH our Ahlohim, for fourteen yamim.
66 On the eighth yom he sent the people away: and they blessed the melech and went to their tents with simcha and gilah of lev for all the tov that YHUH had done for Dawid His eved and for Yisrael His people.
9 And it came to pass, when Shlomo had finished the building of the Bayit of YHUH and the melech's bayit and all Shlomo's desire which he was pleased to do;
2 That YHUH appeared to Shlomo the second time, as He had appeared to him at Giveon.
3 And YHUH said to him, I have heard your tefillah and your supplication, that you have made before Me: I have set apart this Bayit, which you have built, to put My Name there le-olam-va-ed; and My eyes and My lev shall be there perpetually.
4 And if you will have your halacha before Me, as Dawid your abba had his halacha, in integrity of lev and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My chukim and My mishpatim:
5 Then I will establish the kesay of your malchut over Yisrael le-olam-va-ed, as I promised to Dawid your abba, saying, There shall not cease for you a man to sit upon the kesay of Yisrael.
6 But if you shall turn away from following Me, you, or your children and will not keep My mitzvoth and My chukim which I have set before you, but will go and serve other ahlahim and worship them:
7 Then will I cut off Yisrael out of the land which I have given them; and this Bayit, which I have set apart for My Name, will I cast out of My sight; and Yisrael shall be a mishle and a mockery among all peoples:
8 And at this Bayit, which is exalted, every one that passes by it shall be astonished and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why has YHUH done this to this land and to this Bayit?
9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook YHUH their Ahlohim, who brought their ahvot out of the land of Mitzrayim and have taken hold of other ahlahim and have worshipped them and served them: therefore has YHUH brought upon them all this evil.
10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Shlomo had built the two houses, the Bayit of YHUH and the melech's bayit,
11 Chiram the melech of Tzor had furnished Shlomo with cedar eytzim and cypress eytzim and with gold, according to all his desire, that melech Shlomo gave Chiram twenty cities in the land of Galil.
12 And Chiram came out from Tzor to see the cities that Shlomo had given him; and they pleased him not.
13 And he said, What cities are these that you have given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cavul to this yom.
14 And Chiram sent to the melech one hundred twenty talents of gold.
15 And this is the reason of the compulsory labor which melech Shlomo raised; to build the Bayit of YHUH and his own bayit and Millo and the wall of Yahrushalayim and Hatzor and Megiddo and Gezer.
16 For Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim had gone up and taken Gezer and burned it with fire and slain the Kanaanites that dwelt in the city and gave it for a present to his daughter, Shlomo's isha.
17 And Shlomo built Gezer and lower Beth-Horon.
18 And Baalath and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
19 And all the cities of storage that Shlomo had and cities for his mirkavot and cities for his horsemen and that which Shlomo desired to build in Yahrushalayim and in Levanon and in all the land of his dominion.
20 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Yevusites, which were not of the children of Yisrael,
21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Yisrael were not able utterly to destroy; upon those did Shlomo place in compulsory labor until this yom.
22 But of the children of Yisrael did Shlomo make no avadim: but they were men of war and his avadim and his rulers and his captains and rulers of his mirkavot and his horsemen.
23 These were the chief of the officers that were over Shlomo's work, five hundred fifty, who had rule over the people that labored in the work.
24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of Dawid to her bayit which Shlomo had built for her: then did he build Millo.
25 And three times in a year did Shlomo offer burnt offerings and shalom offerings upon the altar which he built to YHUH and he burned incense upon the altar that was before YHUH. So he finished the Bayit.
26 And melech Shlomo made a navy of ships in Etzyon-Gever, which is beside Eilat, on the shore of the Yam Suf, in the land of Edom.
27 And Chiram sent in the navy his avadim, shipmen that had da’at of the sea, with the avadim of Shlomo.
28 And they came to Ophir and fetched from there gold, four hundred twenty talents and brought it to melech Shlomo.
10 And when the Malqa of Sheva heard of the fame of Shlomo concerning the Name of YHUH, she came to test him
with hard questions.
2 And she came to Yahrushalayim with a very great company, with camels that bore spices and very much gold and precious stones: and when she had come to Shlomo, she communed with him of all that was in her lev.
3 And Shlomo answered all her questions: there was not anything hidden from the melech, which he told her not.
4 And when the Malqa of Sheva had seen all Shlomo's chochmah and the Bayit that he had built,
5 And the meat at his shulchan and the sitting of his avadim and the service of his waiters and their attire and his cupbearers and his burnt offerings which he offered in the Bayit of YHUH; there was no more ruach in her.
6 And she said to the melech, It was an emet report that I heard in my own land of your acts and of your chochmah.
7 But I believed not the words, until I came and my eyes have seen it: and, see, not even the half of your greatness was told to me: your chochmah and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard.
8 Favored are your men, favored are these, your avadim, who stand continually before you and that hear your chochmah.
9 Barchu-et-YHUH your Ahlohim, who delighted in you, to set you on the kesay of Yisrael: because YHUH loved Yisrael le-olam-va-ed, therefore He made you melech, to do mishpat and justice.
10 And she gave the melech one hundred twenty talents of gold and of spices very many and precious stones: there came no more such an abundance of spices as those which the Malqa of Sheva gave to melech Shlomo.
11 And the navy also of Chiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a great amount of sandalwood and precious stones.
12 And the melech made of the sandalwood pillars for the Bayit of YHUH and for the melech's bayit, harps also and lyres for singers: there came no such sandalwood before, nor were any seen to this yom.
13 And melech Shlomo gave to the Malqa of Sheva all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Shlomo gave her of his royal bounty. So she returned and went to her own country, she and her avadim.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Shlomo in one year was six hundred sixty six talents of gold.
15 Beside that he had much from the merchants and from the profit from traders and from all the melechim of Arabia and from the governors of the country.
16 And melech Shlomo made two hundred large shields of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went into one shield.
17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went into one shield: and the melech put them in the bayit of the forest of Levanon.
18 Moreover the melech made a great kesay of ivory and overlaid it with the best gold.
19 The kesay had six steps and the top of the kesay was round in the back: and there were armrests on either side on the place of the seat and two lions stood beside the armrests.
20 And twelve lions stood one on each side of the six steps: there was not any like it made in any malchut.
21 And all melech Shlomo's drinking vessels were of gold and all the vessels of the Bayit of the forest of Levanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: for silver was counted as nothing in the yamim of Shlomo.
22 For the melech had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Chiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
23 So melech Shlomo exceeded all the melechim of the earth for riches and for chochmah.
24 And all the earth came to Shlomo, to hear his chochmah, which Ahlohim had put in his lev.
25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold and garments and armor and spices, horses and mules year by year.
26 And Shlomo gathered together mirkavot and horsemen: and he had a thousand four hundred mirkavot and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the cities for mirkavot and with the melech at Yahrushalayim.
27 And the melech made silver as common in Yahrushalayim as stones and cedars to be as plenty as the sycamore eytzim that are on the plain.
28 And Shlomo had horses brought out of Mitzrayim and the melech’s merchants received a commission on the items they bought.
29 And a mirkavah came up and went out of Mitzrayim for six hundred shekels of silver and a horse for a hundred fifty: and so for all the melechim of the Hittites and for the melechim of Aram, did they bring them out by their own trading.
11 But melech Shlomo loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moavites, Ammonites, Edomites, Tzidonians and Hittites;
2 Of the goyim concerning which YHUH said to the children of Yisrael, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you: for surely they will turn away your lev after their ahlahim : Shlomo clung to these in ahava.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his lev.
4 For it came to pass, when Shlomo was old, that his wives turned away his lev after other ahlahim : and his lev was not perfect with YHUH his Ahlohim, as was the lev of Dawid his abba.
5 For Shlomo went after Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Tzidonians and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 And Shlomo did evil in the sight of YHUH and did not follow after YHUH fully, as did Dawid his abba.
7 Then Shlomo built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moav, in the hill that is before Yahrushalayim and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
8 And likewise he did for all his strange wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their ahlahim .
9 And YHUH was angry with Shlomo because his lev was turned from YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, who had appeared to him twice,
10 And had commanded him concerning this thing; that he should not go after other ahlahim : but he kept not that which YHUH commanded.
11 And YHUH said to Shlomo, Seeing that this is done by you and you have not kept My brit and My chukim, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the malchut from you and will give it to your eved.
12 Nevertheless, in your yamim I will not do it for Dawid your abba's sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
13 However I will not tear away all the malchut; but will give one tribe to your son for Dawid My eved's sake and for Yahrushalayim's sake which I have chosen.
14 And YHUH stirred up an adversary to Shlomo, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the melech's zera in Edom.
15 For it came to pass, when Dawid was in Edom and Yoav the captain of the army had gone up to bury the dead, after he had smitten every male in Edom that,
16 For six chodashem Yoav remained there with kol Yisrael, until he had cut off every male in Edom:
17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his abba's avadim with him, to go into Mitzrayim; Hadad being yet a little child.
18 And they arose out of Midyan and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran and they came to Mitzrayim, to Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim; who gave him a bayit and appointed him food and gave him land.
19 And Hadad found great chen in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as an isha the sister of his own isha, the sister of Tahpenes the malqa.
20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genuvath his son, whom Tahpenes nursed in Pharaoh's bayit: and Genuvath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.
21 And when Hadad heard in Mitzrayim that Dawid slept with his ahvot and that Yoav the captain of the 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, see, you seek to go to your own country? And he answered, Nothing: but let me go anyway.
23 And Ahlohim stirred up another adversary, Rezon the son of El-Yadah, who fled from his master Hadadezer melech of Tzovah:
24 And he gathered men to him and became captain over a band, when Dawid killed them of Tzovah: and they went to Dameshek and dwelt there and reigned in Dameshek.
25 And he was an adversary to Yisrael all the yamim of Shlomo, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Yisrael and reigned over Aram.
26 And Yahravam the son of Nevat, an Ephrathite from Efrayim of Tzereda, Shlomo's eved, whose eema's name was Tzeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the melech.
27 And this was the reason that he lifted up his hand against the melech: Shlomo built Millo and repaired the breaches of the city of Dawid his abba.
28 And the man Yahravam was a mighty man of valor: and Shlomo seeing the young man that he was industrious, made him ruler over all the compulsory labor of Beit Yoseph.
29 And it came to pass at that time when Yahravam went out of Yahrushalayim, that the navi Achiyah the Shilonite met him on the derech; and he had prepared himself with a new garment; and the two were alone in the field:
30 And Achiyah grabbed the new garment that was on him and tore it into twelve pieces:
31 And he said to Yahravam, Take for yourself ten pieces: for this says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, See, I will tear the malchut out of the hand of Shlomo and will give ten tribes to you:
32 But he shall have one tribe for My eved Dawid's sake and for Yahrushalayim's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisrael:
33 Because they have forsaken Me and have worshipped Ashtoreth the false ahlahim of the Tzidonians, Chemosh the ahlahim of the Moavites and Milcom the ahlahim of the children of Ammon and have not kept their halacha in My halachot, to do that which is right in My eyes and to keep My chukim and My mishpatim, as did Dawid his abba.
34 But I will not take the whole malchut out of his hand: but I will make him sar all the yamim of his chayim for Dawid My eved's sake, whom I chose because he kept My mitzvoth and My chukim:
35 But I will take the malchut out of his son's hand and will give it to you, even ten tribes.
36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that Dawid My eved may have an ohr always before Me in Yahrushalayim, the city which I have chosen for Me to put My Name there.
37 And I will take you and you shall reign according to all that your being desires and you shall be melech over Yisrael.
38 And it shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you and will have your halacha in My halachot and do what is right in My sight, to keep My chukim and My mitzvoth, as Dawid My eved did; that I will be with you and build you a sure bayit, as I built for Dawid and will give Yisrael to you.
39 And I will for this afflict the zera of Dawid, but not le-olam-va-ed.
40 Shlomo sought therefore to kill Yahravam. And Yahravam arose and fled into Mitzrayim, to Shishak melech of Mitzrayim and was in Mitzrayim until the death of Shlomo.
41 And the rest of the acts of Shlomo and all that he did and his chochmah, are they not written in the Scroll of the Acts of Shlomo?
42 And the time that Shlomo reigned in Yahrushalayim over kol Yisrael was forty years.
43 And Shlomo slept with his ahvot and was buried in the city of Dawid his abba: and Rechavam his son reigned in his place.
12 And Rechavam went to Shechem: for kol Yisrael had come to Shechem to make him melech.
2 And it came to pass, when Yahravam the son of Nevat, who was yet in Mitzrayim, heard of it because he had fled from the presence of melech Shlomo and Yahravam dwelt in Mitzrayim,
3 That they sent and called him. And Yahravam and all the kehilla of Yisrael came and spoke to Rechavam, saying,
4 Your abba made our yoke hard: now therefore make the compulsory labor of your abba and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, lighter and we will serve you.
5 And he said to them, Depart for three yamim, then come back to me. And the people departed.
6 And melech Rechavam consulted with the zechanim that stood before Shlomo his abba while he still lived and said, How do you advise that I may answer this people?
7 And they spoke to him, saying, If you will be an eved to this people this yom and will serve them and answer them and speak tov words to them, then they will be your avadim le-olam-va-ed.
8 But he forsook the counsel of the zechanim, which they had given him and consulted with the young men with whom he had grown up and who stood before him:
9 And he said to them, What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your abba did put upon us lighter?
10 And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, This shall you say to this people that spoke to you, saying, Your abba made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us; this shall you say to them, My little finger shall be thicker than my abba's loins.
11 And now my abba did lay on you a heavy yoke, yet I will add to your yoke: my abba has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 So Yahravam and all the people came to Rechavam the third yom, as the melech had appointed, saying, Come back to me again on the third yom,
13 And the melech answered the people roughly and forsook the zechanim’s counsel that they gave him;
14 And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My abba made your yoke heavy and I will add to your yoke: my abba also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
15 So the melech did not listen to the people, for the cause was from YHUH, that He might perform His saying, which YHUH spoke by Achiyah the Shilonite to Yahravam the son of Nevat.
16 So when kol Yisrael saw that the melech listened not to them, the people answered the melech, saying, What portion have we in Beit Dawid? Neither have we an inheritance in the son of Yishai: to your tents, O Yisrael: now see to your own bayit, Dawid. So Yisrael departed to their tents.
17 But as for the children of Yisrael who dwelt in the cities of Yahudah, Rechavam reigned over them.
18 Then melech Rechavam sent Adoram, who was over the compulsory labor; and kol Yisrael stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore melech Rechavam hurried to get into his mirkavah, to flee to Yahrushalayim.
19 So Yisrael rebelled against Beit Dawid to this yom.
20 And it came to pass, when kol Yisrael heard that Yahravam had returned, that they sent and called him to the kehilla and made him melech over kol Yisrael: there was none that followed Beit Dawid, except the tribe of Yahudah only.
21 And when Rechavam was come to Yahrushalayim, he assembled all of Beit Yahudah, with the tribe of Benyamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against Beit Yisrael, to return the malchut again to Rechavam the son of Shlomo.
22 But The Word of Ahlohim came to Shemayah the man of Ahlohim, saying,
23 Speak to Rechavam, the son of Shlomo, melech of Yahudah and to all of Beit Yahudah and Benyamin and to the rest of the people, saying,
24 This says YHUH, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers the children of Yisrael: return every man to his bayit; for this thing is from Me. They heard and obeyed The Word of YHUH and returned, according to The Word of YHUH.
25 Then Yahravam rebuilt Shechem in Har Efrayim and dwelt there; and went out from there and rebuilt Penu-El.
26 And Yahravam said in his lev, Now shall the malchut return to Beit Dawid:
27 If this people goes up to do sacrifice in the Bayit of YHUH at Yahrushalayim, then shall the lev of this people return again to their master, even to Rechavam melech of Yahudah and they shall kill me and go again to Rechavam melech of Yahudah.
28 So the melech took counsel and made two calves of gold and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Yahrushalayim: see your ahlahim , O Yisrael, that brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim.
29 And he set one in Beth-El and the other he put in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before one, or the other, even in Dan.
31 And he made a bayit of idols and made kohanim from the am-ha-aretz, who were not from the sons of Lewi.
32 And Yahravam ordained a moed in the eighth chodesh, on the fifteenth yom of the chodesh, like the moed that is in Yahudah, and he offered upon the altar. He did the same in Beth-El, sacrificing to the calves that he had made: and he placed and appointed in Beth-El the kohanim of the idol temples, which he had made.
33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-El the fifteenth yom of the eighth chodesh, even in the chodesh which he had devised from his own lev; and ordained a moed to the children of Yisrael: and he offered upon the altar and burned incense.
13 And, see, there came a man of Ahlohim out of Yahudah by The Word of YHUH to Beth-El: and Yahravam stood by the altar to burn incense.
2 And he cried against the altar by The Word of YHUH and said, O altar, altar, this says YHUH; See, a child shall be born to Beit Dawid, Yoshiyahu by name; and upon you O altar shall he offer the kohanim of the high places that burn incense upon you and men's bones shall be burned upon you.
3 And he gave an ot the same yom, saying, This is the ot that YHUH has spoken; See, the altar shall be torn and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
4 And it came to pass, when melech Yahravam heard the saying of the man of Ahlohim, who had cried against the altar in Beth-El, that he put out his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put out against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to himself.
5 The altar also was torn and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the ot that the man of Ahlohim had given by The Word of YHUH.
6 And the melech answered and said to the man of Ahlohim, Seek for me before the face of YHUH your Ahlohim and make tefillah for me, that my hand may be restored to me again. And the man of Ahlohim sought YHUH and the melech's hand was restored to him again and became as it was before.
7 And the melech said to the man of Ahlohim, Come home with me and refresh yourself and I will give you a reward.
8 And the man of Ahlohim said to the melech, If you will give me half your bayit, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat lechem nor drink mayim in this place:
9 For so was it commanded me by The Word of YHUH, saying, Eat no lechem, nor drink mayim nor return by the same derech that you came.
10 So he went another derech and returned not by the derech that he came to Beth-El.
11 Now there dwelt an old navi in Beth-El; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of Ahlohim had done that yom in Beth-El: the words which he had spoken to the melech, which they told also to their abba.
12 And their abba said to them, Which derech did he go? For his sons had seen what derech the man of Ahlohim went, who came from Yahudah.
13 And he said to his sons, Saddle for me the donkey. So they saddled the donkey for him: and he rode on it,
14 And went after the man of Ahlohim and found him sitting under an oak: and he said to him, Are you the man of Ahlohim that came from Yahudah? And he said, I am.
15 Then he said to him, Come home with me and eat lechem.
16 And he said, I may not return with you, nor go in with you: neither will I eat lechem nor drink mayim with you in this place:
17 For it was said to me by The Word of YHUH, You shall eat no lechem nor drink mayim there, or turn again to go by the derech that you came.
18 He said to him, I am a navi also as you are; and a heavenly malach spoke to me by The Word of YHUH, saying, Bring him back with you into your bayit, that he may eat lechem and drink mayim. But he lied to him.
19 So he went back with him and did eat lechem in his bayit and drank mayim.
20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the shulchan, that The Word of YHUH truly came to the navi that brought him back:
21 And he cried to the man of Ahlohim that came from Yahudah, saying, This says YHUH, Forasmuch as you have disobeyed the mouth of YHUH and have not kept the commandment which YHUH your Ahlohim commanded you,
22 But came back and have eaten lechem and drunk mayim in the place, of which YHUH did say to you, Eat no lechem and drink no mayim; your gooff shall not come to the tomb of your ahvot.
23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten lechem and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey, for the navi whom he had brought back.
24 And when he had gone, a lion met him in the derech and killed him: and his gooff was cast in the derech and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the gooff.
25 And, see, men passed by and saw the gooff cast in the derech and the lion standing by the gooff: and they came and told it in the city where the old navi dwelt.
26 And when the navi that brought him back from the derech heard about it, he said, It is the man of Ahlohim, who was disobedient to The Word of YHUH. Therefore YHUH has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and slain him, according to The Word of YHUH, which He spoke to him.
27 And he spoke to his sons saying; Saddle for me the donkey. And they saddled it.
28 And he went and found his gooff cast in the derech and the donkey and the lion standing by the gooff: the lion had not eaten the gooff, nor torn the donkey.
29 And the navi took up the gooff of the man of Ahlohim and laid it upon the donkey and brought it back: and the old navi came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
30 And he laid his gooff in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Oy, oy, my brother!
31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the tomb in which the man of Ahlohim is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:
32 For the saying that he cried by The Word of YHUH against the altar in Beth-El and against all the houses and the temples of idols which are in the cities of Shomron, shall surely come to pass.
33 After this thing Yahravam returned not from his evil halacha, but made again from the am-ha-aretz, kohanim for the high places: whoever wished to be one, he ordained him and they became one of the kohanim of the temple of idols.
34 And this thing became sin to Beit Yahravam, even to cut it off and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.
14 At that time Aviyah the son of Yahravam fell sick.
2 And Yahravam said to his isha, Arise, I beg you and disguise yourself, that you won’t be known to be the isha of Yahravam; and go to Shiloh: see, there is Achiyah the navi, who told me that I should be melech over this people.
3 And take with you ten loaves and cakes and a jar of honey and go to him: he shall tell you what shall become of the child.
4 And Yahravam's isha did so and arose and went to Shiloh and came to the bayit of Achiyah. But Achiyah could not see; for his eyes were failing by reason of his age.
5 And YHUH said to Achiyah, See, the isha of Yahravam comes to ask a thing from you for her son; for he is sick: this and this shall you say to her: for it shall be, when she comes in, that she shall pretend to be another woman.
6 And it was so, when Achiyah heard the sound of her feet as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, isha of Yahravam; why do you pretend to be someone else? For I am sent to you with some heavy news.
7 Go, tell Yahravam, This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, Since I exalted you from among the people and made you ruler over My people Yisrael,
8 And tore the malchut away from Beit Dawid and gave it you: and yet you have not been as My eved Dawid, who kept My mitzvoth and who followed Me with all his lev, to do that only which was right in My eyes;
9 But have done evil above all that were before you: for you have gone and made other ahlahim and molded images, to provoke Me to anger and have cast Me behind your back:
10 Therefore, see, I will bring evil upon Beit Yahravam and will cut off from Yahravam every male and him that possesses authority in Yisrael and will take away the remnant of Beit Yahravam, as a man takes away dung, until it be all gone.
11 Whoever dies of Yahravam’s bayit in the city shall the dogs eat; and whoever dies in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for YHUH has spoken it.
12 Arise therefore, go to your own bayit: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
13 And kol Yisrael shall mourn for him and bury him: for only him from Yahravam’s bayit shall come to Sheol, because in him there is found some tov thing towards YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael in the bayit of Yahravam.
14 Moreover YHUH shall raise up a melech over Yisrael, who shall cut off Beit Yahravam this yom. But it does not matter now!
15 For YHUH shall smite Yisrael, as a reed is shaken in the mayim and He shall root up Yisrael out of this tov land, which He gave to their ahvot and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking YHUH to anger.
16 And He shall give Yisrael up because of the sins of Yahravam, who did sin and who made kol Yisrael to sin.
17 And Yahravam's isha arose and departed and came to Tirtzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died:
18 And they buried him; and kol Yisrael mourned for him, according to The Word of YHUH, which He spoke by the hand of His eved Achiyah the navi.
19 And the rest of the acts of Yahravam, how he waged war and how he reigned, see, they are written in the Scroll of Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael.
20 And the yamim that Yahravam reigned were twenty-two years: and he slept with his ahvot and Nadav his son reigned in his place.
21 And Rechavam the son of Shlomo reigned in Yahudah. Rechavam was forty-one years old when he began to reign and he reigned seventeen years in Yahrushalayim, the city that YHUH did choose out of all the tribes of Yisrael, to put His Name there. And his eema's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
22 And Yahudah did evil in the sight of YHUH and they provoked Him to zeal with their sins which they had committed, above all that their ahvot had done.
23 For they also built themselves temples for idols and pillars and Asherim, on every high hill and under every green eytz.
24 And there were also Sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the goyim that YHUH cast out before the children of Yisrael.
25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of melech Rechavam, that Shishak melech of Mitzrayim came up against Yahrushalayim:
26 And he took away the treasures of the Bayit of YHUH and the treasures of the melech's bayit; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Shlomo had made.
27 And melech Rechavam made in their place bronze shields and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, who guarded the door of the melech's bayit.
28 And it was so, when the melech went into the Bayit of YHUH, that the guard brought them and brought them back into the guards’ room.
29 Now the rest of the acts of Rechavam and all that he did, are they not written in the Scroll of Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yahudah?
30 And there was war between Rechavam and Yahravam all their yamim.
31 And Rechavam slept with his ahvot and was buried with his ahvot in the city of Dawid. And his eema's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Aviyam his son reigned in his place.
15 Now in the eighteenth year of melech Yahravam the son of Nevat, Aviyam reigned over Yahudah.
2 Three years he reigned in Yahrushalayim. And his eema's name was Maachah, the daughter of Avishalom.
3 And he had his halacha in all the sins of his abba, which he had done before him: and his lev was not perfect with YHUH his Ahlohim, as the lev of Dawid his abba.
4 Nevertheless for Dawid's sake did YHUH his Ahlohim give him a lamp in Yahrushalayim, to set up his son after him and to establish Yahrushalayim:
5 Because Dawid did that which was right in the eyes of YHUH and turned not aside from anything that He commanded him all the yamim of his chayim, except only in the matter of Uriyah the Hittite.
6 And there was war between Rechavam and Yahravam all the yamim of his chayim.
7 Now the rest of the acts of Aviyam and all that he did, are they not written in the Scroll of Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yahudah? And there was war between Aviyam and Yahravam.
8 And Aviyam slept with his ahvot; and they buried him in the city of Dawid: and Asa his son reigned in his place.
9 And in the twentieth year of Yahravam melech of Yisrael, Asa reigned over Yahudah.
10 And forty-one years he reigned in Yahrushalayim. And his eema's name was Maachah, the daughter of Avishalom.
11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of YHUH, as did Dawid his abba.
12 And he took away the Sodomites out of the land and removed all the idols that his ahvot had made.
13 And also Maachah his eema, even her he removed from being malqa because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol and burned it by the brook Kidron.
14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's lev was perfect with YHUH all his yamim.
15 And he brought in the things that his abba had dedicated and the things which he himself had dedicated, into the Bayit of YHUH, silver and gold and vessels.
16 And there was war between Asa and Ba-Asha melech of Yisrael all their yamim.
17 And Ba-Asha melech of Yisrael went up against Yahudah and rebuilt Ramah, that he might not allow any to go out, or come in to Asa melech of Yahudah.
18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the Bayit of YHUH and the treasures of the melech's bayit and delivered them into the hand of his avadim: and melech Asa sent them to Ben-Hadad, the son of Tavrimon, the son of Hetzion, melech of Aram, that dwelt at Dameshek, saying,
19 There is a brit between me and you and between my abba and your abba: see, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold; come and break your brit with Ba-Asha melech of Yisrael, that he may depart from me.
20 So Ben-Hadad listened to melech Asa and sent the captains of the armies which he had against the cities of Yisrael and smote Iyon and Dan and Avel-Beth-Maachah and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
21 And it came to pass, when Ba-Asha heard of it, that he stopped the rebuilding of Ramah and dwelt in Tirtzah.
22 Then melech Asa made a proclamation throughout all Yahudah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah and the timber, with which Ba-Asha had built; and melech Asa rebuilt with them Geva of Benyamin and Mitzpah.
23 The rest of all the acts of Asa and all his might and all that he did and the cities which he built, are they not written in the Scroll of Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yahudah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
24 And Asa slept with his ahvot and was buried with his ahvot in the city of Dawid his abba and Yahushaphat his son reigned in his place.
25 And Nadav the son of Yahravam began to reign over Yisrael in the second year of Asa melech of Yahudah and reigned over Yisrael two years.
26 And he did evil in the sight of YHUH and had his halacha in the halacha of his abba and in his sin that he made Yisrael to sin.
27 And Ba-Asha the son of Achiyah, of the bayit of Yissachar, conspired against him; and Ba-Asha smote him at Givethon, which belonged to the Plishtim; for Nadav and kol Yisrael laid siege to Givethon.
28 Even in the third year of Asa melech of Yahudah did Ba-Asha kill him and reigned in his place.
29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all of Beit Yahravam; he left not to Yahravam any offspring that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of YHUH, which He spoke by His eved Achiyah the Shilonite:
30 Because of the sins of Yahravam which he sinned and which he made Yisrael sin, by his provocation by which he provoked YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael to anger.
31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadav and all that he did, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael?
32 And there was war between Asa and Ba-Asha melech of Yisrael all their yamim.
33 In the third year of Asa melech of Yahudah began Ba-Asha the son of Achiyah to reign over kol Yisrael in Tirtzah, twenty-four years.
34 And he did evil in the sight of YHUH and had his halacha in the halacha of Yahravam and in his sin by which he made Yisrael to sin.
16 Then The Word of YHUH came to Yahu the son of Hanani against Ba-Asha, saying,
2 Forasmuch as I exalted you out of the dust and made you sar over My people Yisrael; and you have had your halacha in the derech of Yahravam and have made My people Yisrael to sin, to provoke Me to anger with their sins;
3 See, I will take away the posterity of Ba-Asha and the posterity of his bayit; and will make your bayit like the bayit of Yahravam the son of Nevat.
4 Him that dies of Ba-Asha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dies of Ba-Asha in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.
5 Now the rest of the acts of Ba-Asha and what he did and his might, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael?
6 So Ba-Asha slept with his ahvot and was buried in Tirtzah: and Elah his son reigned in his place.
7 And also by the hand of the navi Yahu the son of Hanani came The Word of YHUH against Ba-Asha and against his bayit, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of YHUH, in provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like Beit Yahravam; and because he killed him.
8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa melech of Yahudah began Elah the son of Ba-Asha to reign over Yisrael in Tirtzah, two years.
9 And his eved Zimri, captain of half his mirkavot, conspired against him, as he was in Tirtzah, drinking himself drunk in the bayit of Arza, steward of his bayit in Tirtzah.
10 And Zimri went in and smote him and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa melech of Yahudah and reigned in his place.
11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his kesay, that he killed all the bayit of Ba-Asha: he left him not one male, neither any of his relatives, nor of his chaverim.
12 So Zimri destroyed all the bayit of Ba-Asha, according to The Word of YHUH, which he spoke against Ba-Asha by Yahu the navi,
13 For all the sins of Ba-Asha and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned and by which they made Yisrael to sin, in provoking YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael to anger with their worthless deeds.
14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael?
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa melech of Yahudah did Zimri reign seven yamim in Tirtzah. And the people were encamped against Givethon, which belonged to the Plishtim.
16 And the people that were encamped heard it said, Zimri has conspired and has also slain the melech: therefore kol Yisrael made Omri, the captain of the army, melech over Yisrael that yom in the camp.
17 And Omri went up from Givethon and kol Yisrael with him and they besieged Tirtzah.
18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the melech's bayit and burned the melech's bayit over him with fire and died,
19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of YHUH, in walking in the halacha of Yahravam and in his sin which he did, to make Yisrael to sin.
20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri and his treason that he made, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim of the melechim of Yisrael?
21 Then were the people of Yisrael divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tivni the son of Ginath, to make him melech; and half followed Omri.
22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tivni the son of Ginath: so Tivni died and Omri reigned.
23 In the thirty-first year of Asa melech of Yahudah began Omri to reign over Yisrael, twelve years: six years he reigned in Tirtzah.
24 And he bought the hill Shomron from Shemer for two talents of silver and built on the hill and called the name of the city that he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Shomron.
25 But Omri did evil in the eyes of YHUH and did worse than all that were before him.
26 For he had his halacha in all the halacha of Yahravam the son of Nevat and in his sin by which he made Yisrael to sin, to provoke YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael to anger with their worthless deeds.
27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri that he did and his might that he showed, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael?
28 So Omri slept with his ahvot and was buried in Shomron: and Achav his son reigned in his place.
29 And in the thirty-eighth year of Asa melech of Yahudah began Achav the son of Omri to reign over Yisrael: and Achav the son of Omri reigned over Yisrael in Shomron twenty-two years.
30 And Achav the son of Omri did evil in the sight of YHUH, above all that were before him.
31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a small thing for him to have his halacha in the sins of Yahravam the son of Nevat, that he took as his isha Isavel the daughter of Etba’al melech of the Tzidonians and went and served Ba’al, and worshipped him.
32 And he reared up an altar for Ba’al in the bayit of Ba’al, which he had built in Shomron.
33 And Achav made a grove; and Achav did more to provoke YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael to anger than all the melechim of Yisrael that were before him.
34 In his yamim Hiel the Bethelite did rebuild Yericho: he laid the foundation of it with Aviram his bachor and set up the gates of it with his youngest son Seguv, according to The Word of YHUH, which He spoke by Yahusha the son of Nun.
17 And Eliyahu the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilad, said to Achav, As YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, without my word.
2 And The Word of YHUH came to him, saying,
3 Get away from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherit, that flows into the River Yarden.
4 And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.
5 So he went and did according to The Word of YHUH: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherit, that flows into the River Yarden.
6 And the ravens brought him lechem and meat in the boker and lechem and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
8 And The Word of YHUH came to him, saying,
9 Arise, go to Tzaraphat, which belongs to Tzidon and dwell there: see, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.
10 So he arose and went to Tzaraphat. And when he came to the gate of the city, see, the widow woman was there gathering sticks, and he called to her and said, Get me, I ask you, a little mayim in a vessel, that I may drink.
11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, Bring me please, a morsel of lechem in your hand.
12 And she said, As YHUH your Ahlohim lives, I have not lechem, except a handful of flour in a bin and a little oil in a jar and I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for my son and me, so that we may eat it and then die.
13 And Eliyahu said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said: but make me a little lechem first and bring it to me and after that make some for yourself and for your son.
14 For this says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, The bin of flour shall not waste away, neither shall the jar of oil run dry, until the yom that YHUH sends rain upon the earth.
15 And she went and did according to the saying of Eliyahu: and she and he and her bayit, did eat many yamim.
16 And the bin of flour wasted not, neither did the jar of oil fail, according to The Word of YHUH, which He spoke by Eliyahu.
17 And it came to pass after these things that the son of the woman who owned the bayit, fell sick; and his sickness was so severe, that there was no breath left in him.
18 And she said to Eliyahu, What have I to do with you, O man of Ahlohim ? Have you come to me to call my sin to remembrance and to kill my son?
19 And he said to her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom and carried him up into an upper room, where he was staying and laid him on his own bed.
20 And he cried to YHUH and said, O YHUH my Ahlohim; have You also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?
21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to YHUH and said, O YHUH my Ahlohim, I make tefillah, let this child's chayim come into him again.
22 And YHUH heard the voice of Eliyahu and the chayim of the child came into him again and he revived.
23 And Eliyahu took the child and brought him down out of the upper room into the bayit and delivered him to his eema: and Eliyahu said, See, your son lives.
24 And the woman said to Eliyahu, Now; by this, I know that you are a man of Ahlohim and that The Word of YHUH in your mouth is emet.
18 And it came to pass after many yamim, that The Word of YHUH came to Eliyahu in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Achav; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2 And Eliyahu went to show himself to Achav. And there was a severe famine in Shomron.
3 And Achav called Ovadyah, who was the governor of his bayit. Now Ovadyah feared YHUH greatly:
4 For it was, when Isavel cut down the neviim of YHUH, that Ovadyah took a hundred neviim and hid them by fifty in a cave and fed them with lechem and mayim.
5 And Achav said to Ovadyah, Go into the land, to all fountains of mayim and to all brooks: perhaps we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the livestock.
6 So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Achav went one derech by himself and Ovadyah went another derech by himself.
7 And as Ovadyah was on his derech, see, Eliyahu met him: and he knew him and fell on his face and said, Is that you my master Eliyahu?
8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell your master, See, Eliyahu is here.
9 And he said, What have I sinned, that you would deliver your eved into the hand of Achav, to kill me?
10 As YHUH your Ahlohim lives, there is no nation, or malchut, where my master has not sent to seek you: and when they said, He is not there; he made the malchut and nation take an oath, that they did not find you.
11 And now you say, Go, tell your master; See, Eliyahu is here.
12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that The Ruach of YHUH shall take you somewhere I know not; and so when I come and tell Achav and he cannot find you, he shall kill me: but I your eved have feared YHUH from my youth.
13 Was it not told my master what I did when Isavel killed the neviim of YHUH, how I hid a hundred men of YHUH 's neviim by fifty in a cave and fed them with lechem and mayim?
14 And now you say, Go, tell your master; See, Eliyahu is here: and he shall kill me.
15 And Eliyahu said, As YHUH Tzevaot lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.
16 So Ovadyah went to meet Achav and told him: and Achav went to meet Eliyahu.
17 And it came to pass, when Achav saw Eliyahu, that Achav said to him, Are you he that troubles and disturbs Yisrael?
18 And he answered, I have not troubled Yisrael; but you and your abba's bayit, in that you have forsaken the mitzvoth, the Torah of YHUH and you have followed Ba’alim.
19 Now therefore send and gather to me kol Yisrael to Har Carmel and the neviim of Ba’al four hundred fifty and the neviim of the Asherah four hundred, who eat at Isavel's shulchan.
20 So Achav sent to all the children of Yisrael and gathered the neviim together to Har Carmel.
21 And Eliyahu came to all the people and said, How long do you keep hopping between two opinions? If YHUH is Ahlohim, follow Him: but if Ba’al, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
22 Then said Eliyahu to the people, I alone, remain a navi of YHUH; but Ba’al's neviim are four hundred fifty men.
23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on wood and put no fire under: and I will prepare the other bullock and lay it on wood and put no fire under:
24 And you call on the name of your ahlahim and I will call on the Name of YHUH: and the Ahlohim that answers by fire; let Him be Ahlohim. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
25 And Eliyahu said to the neviim of Ba’al, Choose one bullock for yourselves and prepare it first; for you are many; and call on the name of your ahlahim , but put no fire under it.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Ba’al from boker even until noon, saying, O lord-Ba’al, listen to us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar that was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Eliyahu mocked them and said, Cry louder: for he is an ahlahim ; either he is talking, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened.
28 And they cried louder and cut themselves after their rules with knives and spears, until the dahm gushed out upon them.
29 And it came to pass, when midday was past and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the maariv sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that paid attention.
30 And Eliyahu said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of YHUH that was broken down.
31 And Eliyahu took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Yaakov, to whom The Word of YHUH came, saying, Yisrael shall be your name:
32 And with the stones he built an altar in the Name of YHUH: and he made a trench around the altar, as large as would contain two seahs of zera.
33 And he put the wood in order and cut the bullock in pieces and laid them down on the wood and said, Fill four barrels with mayim and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
35 And the mayim ran all around the altar; and he filled the trench also with mayim.
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the maariv sacrifice, that Eliyahu the navi came near and said, YHUH Ahlohim of Avraham, Yitzchak and of Yisrael, let it be known this yom that You are Ahlohim in Yisrael and that I am Your eved and that I have done all these things at Your Word.
37 Answer me, O YHUH, answer me, that this people may know that You are YHUH Ahlohim and that You have restored their lev back again.
38 Then the fire of YHUH fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust and licked up the mayim that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, YHUH, He is The Ahlohim; YHUH, He is The Ahlohim.
40 And Eliyahu said to them, Take the neviim of Ba’al; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Eliyahu brought them down to the brook Kishon and killed them there.
41 And Eliyahu said to Achav, Get up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
42 So Achav went up to eat and to drink. And Eliyahu went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees,
43 And said to his eved, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is not a speck of rain. And seven times he said, Go again.
44 And it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, See, there arises a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up and say to Achav, Prepare your mirkavah and go down, before the rain stops you.
45 And meanwhile it came to pass, that the shamayim were black with clouds and wind and there was a great rain. And Achav rode and went to Yezreel.
46 And the Hand of YHUH was on Eliyahu; and he girded up his loins and ran before Achav to the entrance of Yezreel.
19 And Achav told Isavel all that Eliyahu had done and also how he had slain all the neviim with the sword.
2 Then Isavel sent a messenger to Eliyahu, saying, So let ahlahim do to me and more also, if I make not your chayim as the chayim of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
3 And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his chayim and came to Be-er-Sheva, which belongs to Yahudah and left his eved there.
4 But he himself went a yom's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper eytz: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, I have had enough; now, O YHUH, take away my chayim; for I am not better than my ahvot.
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper eytz, see, a heavenly malach touched him and said to him, Arise and eat.
6 And he looked and, see, there was a cake of lechem baked on the coals and a jar of mayim at his head. And he did eat and drink and lay down again.
7 And the Heavenly Malach of YHUH came again the second time and touched him and said, Arise and eat because the journey is too great for you.
8 And he arose and did eat and drink and went in the strength of that food forty yamim and forty laylot to Horev Senai the har of Ahlohim.
9 And he came there to a cave and stayed there; and, see, The Word of YHUH came to him and He said to him, What are you doing here, Eliyahu?
10 And he said, I have been very zealous for YHUH Ahlohim Tzevaot, but the children of Yisrael have forsaken Your brit, thrown down Your altars and slain Your neviim with the sword. Now I alone am left; and they seek my chayim, to take it away.
11 And He said, Go out and stand upon the har before YHUH and, see, YHUH passed by and a great and strong wind tore at the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before YHUH; but YHUH was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but YHUH was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire, but YHUH was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Eliyahu heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And, see, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Eliyahu?
14 And he said, I have been very zealous for YHUH Ahlohim Tzevaot: because the children of Yisrael have forsaken Your brit, thrown down Your altars and slain Your neviim with the sword; and I alone am left; and they seek my chayim, to take it away.
15 And YHUH said to him, Go, return on your derech to the wilderness of Dameshek: and when you come, anoint Haza-El to be melech over Aram:
16 And Yahu the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be melech over Yisrael: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Avel-Mecholah shall you anoint to be navi in your place.
17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapes the sword of Haza-El shall Yahu kill: and him that escapes from the sword of Yahu shall Elisha kill.
18 Yet I have left for Myself seven thousand in Yisrael, all the knees that have not bowed to Ba’al-the lord and every mouth that has not kissed him.
19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he along with the twelfth: and Eliyahu passed by him and cast his mantle upon him.
20 And he left the oxen and ran after Eliyahu and said, Let me, I beg you, kiss my abba and my eema and then I will follow you. And he said to him, Go and turn back again: for what have I done to you?
21 And he returned back to him and took a yoke of oxen and killed them and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen and gave to the people and they did eat. Then he arose and went after Eliyahu and became his eved.
20 And Ben-Hadad the melech of Aram gathered all his army together: and there were thirty-two other melechim with him and horses and mirkavot: and he went up and besieged Shomron and warred against it.
2 And he sent messengers to Achav melech of Yisrael into the city and said to him, This says Ben-Hadad,
3 Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children, even the best of all, are mine.
4 And the melech of Yisrael answered and said, My master, O melech, according to your saying, I am yours and all that I have.
5 And the messengers came again and said, This speaks Ben-Hadad, saying, Although I have sent to you, saying, You shall deliver to me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children;
6 Yet I will send my avadim to you tomorrow about this time and they shall search your bayit and the houses of your avadim; and it shall be, that whatever is valued in your eyes, they shall put it in their hand and take it away.
7 Then the melech of Yisrael called all the zechanim of the land and said, Please know and see how this man seeks mischief: for he sent to me for my wives and for my children and for my silver and for my gold; and I did not refuse.
8 And all the zechanim and all the people said to him, Shema not to him, nor consent.
9 So he said to the messengers of Ben-Hadad, Tell my master the melech, All that you did send for to your eved the first time I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed and brought him word again.
10 And Ben-Hadad sent to him and said, The ahlahim do so to me and more also, if the dust of Shomron shall be enough as handfuls for all the people that follow me.
11 And the melech of Yisrael answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that puts on his armor boast like one that puts it off.
12 And it came to pass, when Ben-Hadad heard this message, as he was drinking, along with the melechim in booths, that he said to his avadim, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.
13 And, see, there came a navi to Achav melech of Yisrael, saying, This says YHUH, Have you seen all this great multitude? See, I will deliver it in to your hand this yom; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
14 And Achav said, By whom? And he said, This says YHUH, Even by the young men of the rulers of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, You.
15 Then he numbered the young men of the rulers of the provinces and they were two hundred thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Yisrael, being seven thousand.
16 And they went out at noon. But Ben-Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the melechim, the thirty-two melechim that helped him.
17 And the young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-Hadad sent out and they told him, saying, There are men coming out of Shomron.
18 And he said, If they come out for shalom, take them alive; or if they come out for war, take them alive.
19 So these young men of the rulers of the provinces came out of the city and the army that followed them.
20 And they killed every one his man: and the Arameans fled; and Yisrael pursued them: and Ben-Hadad the melech of Aram escaped on a horse with the horsemen.
21 And the melech of Yisrael went out and smote the horses and mirkavot and killed the Arameans with a great slaughter.
22 And the navi came to the melech of Yisrael and said to him, Go, strengthen yourself and know and see what you do: for at the turn of the year the melech of Aram will come up against you again.
23 And the avadim of the melech of Aram said to him, Their ahlahim are ahlahim of the hills; therefore they were stronger than us; but let us fight against them in the plain and surely we shall be stronger than them.
24 And do this thing, Take the melechim away, every man out of his place and put officers in their places:
25 And number an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse and mirkavah for mirkavah: and we will fight against them in the plain and surely we shall be stronger than them. And he listened to their voice and did so.
26 And it came to pass at the turn of the year, that Ben-Hadad numbered the Arameans and went up to Aphek, to fight against Yisrael.
27 And the children of Yisrael were numbered and were all present and went against them: and the children of Yisrael camped before them like two little flocks of goats; but the Arameans filled the country.
28 And there came a man of Ahlohim and spoke to the melech of Yisrael and said, This says YHUH, Because the Arameans have said,YHUH is Ahlohim of the hills, but He is not Ahlohim of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into your hand and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
29 And they camped opposite each other seven yamim. And so it was, that in the seventh yom the battle was started: and the children of Yisrael killed of the Arameans a hundred thousand footmen in one yom.
30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city and there a wall fell upon twenty seven thousand of the men that were left. And Ben-Hadad fled and came into the city, into an inner bedroom.
31 And his avadim said to him, See now, we have heard that the melechim of Beit Yisrael are merciful melechim: let us, I ask you, put sackcloth on our loins and ropes upon our heads and go out to the melech of Yisrael: perhaps he will save your chayim.
32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins and put ropes around their heads and came to the melech of Yisrael and said, Your eved Ben-Hadad says, I beg you, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? He is my brother.
33 Now the men did diligently observe whether anything would come from him and quickly grasped it: and they said, Your brother Ben-Hadad. Then he said, Go, bring him. Then Ben-Hadad came out to him; and caused him to come up into the mirkavah.
34 And Ben-Hadad said to him, The cities, which my abba took from your abba, I will restore; and you shall build streets for yourself in Dameshek, as my abba made in Shomron. Then said Achav, I will send you away with this brit. So he made a brit with him and sent him away.
35 And a certain man of the sons of the neviim said to his neighbor by The Word of YHUH, Smite me, please. And the man refused to smite him.
36 Then said he to him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of YHUH, see, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you. And as soon as he had departed from him, a lion found him and killed him.
37 Then he found another man and said, Smite me, please. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.
38 So the navi departed and waited for the melech on a road and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
39 And as the melech passed by, he cried to the melech: and he said, Your eved went out into the midst of the battle; and, see, a man came over and brought a man to me and said, Guard this man: if by any means he is missing, then shall your chayim be for his chayim, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.
40 And as your eved was busy here and there, he left. And the melech of Yisrael said to him, Your mishpat is right; you yourself have decided it.
41 And he quickly removed the ashes away from his face; and the melech of Yisrael discerned that he was one of the neviim.
42 And he said to him, This says YHUH, Because you have let go out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your chayim shall go for his chayim and your people for his people.
43 And the melech of Yisrael went to his bayit bitter and displeased and came to Shomron.
21 And it came to pass after these things, that Navoth the Yezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Yezreel, near by the palace of Achav melech of Shomron.
2 And Achav spoke to Navoth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a gan of herbs because it is near to my bayit: and I will give you for it a better vineyard; or if it seems tov to you, I will give you its worth in silver.
3 And Navoth said to Achav, YHUH forbid, that I should give the inheritance of my ahvot to you.
4 And Achav came into his bayit bitter and displeased because of the word which Navoth the Yezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my ahvot. And he lay down upon his bed and turned his face and would eat no food.
5 But Isavel his isha came to him and said to him, Why is your ruach so sad, that you eat no lechem?
6 And he said to her, Because I spoke to Navoth the Yezreelite and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give you my vineyard.
7 And Isavel his isha said to him, Do you now govern the malchut of Yisrael? Arise and eat lechem and let your lev be in simcha: I will give you the vineyard of Navoth the Yezreelite.
8 So she wrote letters in Achav's name and sealed them with his seal and sent the letters to the zechanim and to the nobles that were in the city, dwelling with Navoth.
9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast and set Navoth at the head of the people:
10 And set two men, sons of Beliyaal, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme ahlahim and the melech. And then carry him out and stone him, that he may die.
11 And the men of his city, even the zechanim and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Isavel had sent to them and as it was written in the letters that she had sent to them.
12 They proclaimed a fast and set Navoth at the head of the people.
13 And there came in two men, children of Beliyaal, and sat before him: and the men of Beliyaal witnessed against him, even against Navoth, in the presence of the people, saying, Navoth did blaspheme ahlahim and the melech. Then they carried him out of the city and stoned him with stones, that he died.
14 Then they sent to Isavel, saying, Navoth is stoned and is dead.
15 And it came to pass, when Isavel heard that Navoth was stoned and was dead, that Isavel said to Achav, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Navoth the Yezreelite, which he refused to give you for money: for Navoth is not alive, but dead.
16 And it came to pass, when Achav heard that Navoth was dead, that Achav rose up to go down to the vineyard of Navoth the Yezreelite, to take possession of it.
17 And The Word of YHUH came to Eliyahu the Tishbite, saying,
18 Arise, go down to meet Achav melech of Yisrael, who is in Shomron: see, he is in the vineyard of Navoth, where he has gone down to possess it.
19 And you shall speak to him, saying, This says YHUH, Have you killed and also taken possession? And you shall speak to him, saying, This says YHUH, In the place where dogs licked the dahm of Navoth shall dogs lick your dahm, even your….….
20 And Achav said to Eliyahu, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you: because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of YHUH.
21 See, I will bring evil upon you and will consume your descendants and will cut off from Achav every male, both him that is shut up and him that is left in Yisrael,
22 And will make your bayit like Beit Yahravam the son of Nevat and like the bayit of Ba-Asha the son of Achiyah, for the provocation by which you have provoked Me to anger and made Yisrael to sin.
23 And of Isavel also spoke YHUH, saying, The dogs shall eat Isavel by the wall of Yezreel.
24 Him that dies of Achav in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dies in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
25 But there was none like Achav, who did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of YHUH, whom Isavel his isha stirred up.
26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom YHUH cast out before the children of Yisrael.
27 And it came to pass, when Achav heard those words, that he tore his clothes and put sackcloth upon his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went mourning.
28 And The Word of YHUH came to Eliyahu the Tishbite, saying,
29 Do you see how Achav humbled himself before Me? Because he humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his yamim: but in his son's yamim will I bring the evil upon his bayit.
22 And they continued three years without war between Aram and Yisrael.
2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Yahushaphat the melech of Yahudah came down to the melech of Yisrael.
3 And the melech of Yisrael said to his avadim, You know that Ramot in Gilad is ours and we are silent and yet we do not take it away from the hand of the melech of Aram?
4 And he said to Yahushaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramot-Gilad? And Yahushaphat said to the melech of Yisrael, I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.
5 And Yahushaphat said to the melech of Yisrael, Inquire, for The Word of YHUH today.
6 Then the melech of Yisrael gathered the neviim together, about four hundred men and said to them, Shall I go against Ramot-Gilad to battle, or shall I refrain? And they said, Go up; for YHUH shall deliver it into the hand of the melech.
7 And Yahushaphat said, Is there not here a navi of YHUH besides these that we might inquire of him also?
8 And the melech of Yisrael said to Yahushaphat, There is yet one man, Michayah the son of Yimlah, by whom we may inquire from YHUH: but I hate him; for he does not prophesy tov concerning me, but only evil. And Yahushaphat said, Let not the melech say so.
9 Then the melech of Yisrael called an officer and said, Hurry and bring here Micahyah the son of Yimlah.
10 And the melech of Yisrael and Yahushaphat the melech of Yahudah sat each on his kesay, having put on their robes, in a threshing floor at the entrance of the Gate of Shomron; and all the neviim prophesied before them.
11 And Tzedkayahu the son of Kenaanah made horns of iron: and he said, This says YHUH, With these shall you push the Arameans, until you have consumed them.
12 And all the neviim prophesied the same, saying, Go up to Ramot-Gilad and prosper: for YHUH shall deliver it into the melech's hand.
13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micahyah spoke to him, saying, See now, the words of the neviim declare tov to the melech with one accord: let your word, I ask you, be like the words of one of them and speak that which is tov.
14 And Micahyah said, As YHUH lives, what YHUH says to me, that will I speak.
15 So he came to the melech. And the melech said to him, Michayah, shall we go against Ramot-Gilad to battle, or shall we refrain? And he answered him, Go and prosper: for YHUH shall deliver it into the hand of the melech.
16 And the melech said to him, How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but that which is emet in the Name of YHUH ?
17 And he said, I saw kol Yisrael scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and YHUH said, These have no master: let them return every man to his bayit in shalom.
18 And the melech of Yisrael said to Yahushaphat, Did I not tell you that he would prophesy evil concerning me?
19 And he said, Hear therefore The Word of YHUH: I saw YHUH sitting on His kesay and all the armies of the shamayim standing by Him on His Right Hand and on His left.
20 And YHUH said, Who shall persuade Achav, that he may go up and fall at Ramot-Gilad? And one said one thing and another said another thing.
21 And there came forward an unclean ruach and stood before YHUH and said, I will entice him.
22 And YHUH said to him, In what method? And he said, I will go out and I will be a lying ruach in the mouth of all his neviim. And He said, You shall persuade him and prevail also: go out and do so.
23 Now therefore, see,YHUH has put a lying ruach in the mouth of all these your neviim, but YHUH has spoken evil concerning you.
24 But Tzedkayahu the son of Kenaanah went near and smote Michayah on the cheek and said, Which derech did The Ruach of YHUH go from me to speak to you?
25 And Michayah said, See, you shall see in that yom, when you shall go into an inner room to hide yourself.
26 And the melech of Yisrael said, Take Michayah and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Yoash the melech's son,
27 And say, This says the melech, Put this fellow in the prison and feed him with the lechem of affliction and with the mayim of affliction, until I come in shalom.
28 And Michayah said, If you return at all in shalom,YHUH has not spoken by me. And he said, Shema, O people, every one of you.
29 So the melech of Yisrael and Yahushaphat the melech of Yahudah went up to Ramot-Gilad.
30 And the melech of Yisrael said to Yahushaphat, I will disguise myself and enter into the battle; but you put on your robes. And the melech of Yisrael disguised himself and went into the battle.
31 But the melech of Aram commanded his thirty-two captains that had rule over his mirkavot, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, but only with the melech of Yisrael.
32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the mirkavot saw Yahushaphat, that they said, Surely it is the melech of Yisrael. And they turned aside to fight against him: and Yahushaphat cried out.
33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the mirkavot perceived that it was not the melech of Yisrael, they turned back from pursuing him.
34 And a certain man drew a bow aimlessly and smote the melech of Yisrael between the armor and the breastplate; therefore he said to the driver of his mirkavah, Turn around and carry me out of the battle; for I am wounded.
35 And the battle increased that yom: and the melech was propped up in his mirkavah against the Arameans and died at evening: and the dahm ran out of the wound into the midst of the mirkavah.
36 And there went a proclamation throughout the army at sundown, saying, Every man to his city and every man to his own country.
37 So the melech died and was brought to Shomron; and they buried the melech in Shomron.
38 And one washed his mirkavah in the pool of Shomron; and the dogs licked up his dahm; and the whores washed in it; according to The Word of YHUH which He spoke.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Achav and all that he did and the ivory bayit which he made and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yisrael?
40 So Achav slept with his ahvot; and Achazyahu his son reigned in his place.
41 And Yahushaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Yahudah in the fourth year of Achav melech of Yisrael.
42 Yahushaphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-five years in Yahrushalayim. And his eema's name was Azuvah the daughter of Shilhi.
43 And he had his halacha in all the derachot of Asa his abba; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of YHUH: nevertheless the temples of idols were not taken away; for the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense in the temples of idols.
44 And Yahushaphat made shalom with the melechim of Yisrael.
45 Now the rest of the acts of Yahushaphat and his might that he showed and how he waged war, are they not written in the Scroll of the Divre HaYamim about the melechim of Yahudah?
46 And the remnant of the Sodomites, which remained in the yamim of his abba Asa, he took out of the land.
47 There was then no melech in Edom: a deputy was melech.
48 Yahushaphat made ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not, for the ships were broken at Etzyon-Gever.
49 Then said Achazyahu the son of Achav to Yahushaphat, Let my avadim go with your avadim in the ships. But Yahushaphat would not consent.
50 So Yahushaphat slept with his ahvot and was buried with his ahvot in the city of Dawid his abba: and Yoram his son reigned in his place.
51 Achazyahu the son of Achav began to reign over Yisrael in Shomron the seventeenth year of Yahushaphat melech of Yahudah and reigned two years over Yisrael.
52 And he did evil in the sight of YHUH and had his halacha in the derech of his abba and in the derech of his eema and in the derech of Yahravam the son of Nevat, who made Yisrael to sin:
53 For he served Ba’al and worshipped him and provoked to anger YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, according to all that his abba had done. Ahmein. X
1ˢͭ KINGS 1:35 To continue the uneasy unity that existed.
1ˢͭ KINGS 2:32 Two-house reference.
1ˢͭ KINGS 3:8 The continued increase according to the promise of physical multiplicity.
1ˢͭ KINGS 4:1 Both houses.
1ˢͭ KINGS 4:20 History tells us that the united Tabernacle of Dawid that King Solomon inherited was in fact the beginning of global Yisraelite expansion. Yisraelite colonies were established throughout the known world and colonialist Yisraelites began to intermingle with those of other nations producing a Yisraelite empire of global proportions. It was during the time of King Dawid that Israel’s seed started its global proliferation. This colonialism is confirmed in 1 Kings 4:20-26, which clearly states that the start of this accelerated phase of the “dust of the earth” promise, began when the concept of the two-houses began to emerge. The text states, “Judah and Israel were as many as the sand of the sea.” Not Judah alone. Even though both kingdoms acknowledged Solomon’s reign, we see YAH’s promise to the patriarchs begin to accelerate through unchecked Yisraelite colonialism. What YAH began via colonialism, He continued later via dispersion and scattering. Second Chronicles 8:2 shows how Hiram deeded Phoenician cities to Solomon and how Solomon settled Yisraelites there. There were Yisraelites in every nation and city of the earth, since according to 1 Chronicles 9:23-24, all the subjected kings and their subjected empires appeared before Solomon annually to present gifts. The full documentation of Israel’s global colonialism under the reign of King Solomon is well chronicled and documented by many.
1ˢͭ KINGS 4:25 Unity and peace to both houses under Solomon.
1ˢͭ KINGS 4:25 The vine is a symbol of YAH and the fig tree symbol is national Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 4:34 Worldwide Yisraelite empire.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:23 Each cherub representing one house of Israel, each in the Speaking Place symbolizing YAH’s desire to speak and meet with both houses of Israel. The design of each cherub was identical, thus indicating YAH’s desire for equality to, for and between both houses of Israel. The annual Day of Atonement ceremony took place before YAH and Israel’s High Priest, the type and forerunner of Messiah. The Holy of Holies itself is a detailed plan for Israel’s redemption and unity.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:23 According to Jeremiah 11 and Romans 11 the olive tree represents both houses of Israel. As such, each cherub representing one house of Israel was made from olive wood, or olive tree and served as a confirmation of the two trees of Ezekiel 37, becoming one in YAH’s hands.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:25 Equal weights and measures must be used ‑ and were ‑ for both houses of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:27 When both houses treat each other with equal weights and measures, centering on the mercy seat and the blood of Messiah’s atonement, then true unity will occur along with a manifestation of His shekinah (the divine presence). The presence of YAH filled the Holy of Holies and will fill the restored Tabernacle of Dawid, if we truly put aside all past misunderstandings about Israel and adopt Scripture’s admonitions for all Israel. Let the two wings touch in your life, as you become a restorer of that bond of unity.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:28 Symbolic of the King Messiah covering both sticks for both houses of Israel, as they reach out and touch each other, with His purity and kingly authority.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:31 The two doors of olive wood represent both houses and their entrance back to YAH. All believers are to see themselves as part of the olive tree and thus that truth lies as the very entrance back into the presence of His mercy and forgiveness.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:32 Both doors, or houses, covered with Messiah’s purity.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:33 Two olive posts. A two-house symbolic reference.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:34 Symbolic of both houses being flexible and led by YAH’s Spirit, or wind.
1ˢͭ KINGS 6:38 A type of the 7-year time of Jacob’s Trouble, during which Israel's restoration and rebuilding will be fully completed by King Messiah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:15 Eighteen in gematria is the numerical value of the word chai, or life. Both pillars of 18 cubits symbolize YAH’s desire to bring life back to both houses of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:15 One cubit for each of the 12 tribes on both pillars, indicating that both houses today contain a remnant of all 12 tribes.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:21 Two-house reference. Boaz means “fleetness,” Yachin means “He will establish,” so combined it means “with swiftness He will establish.” The two pillars indicate just what He will establish. Unity between the two houses of Israel to become His renewed Temple, for all those who seek Him.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:24 The ceremonial washing of both houses of Israel symbolized by the two rows on the basin of ceremonial water cleansing.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:25 Symbolizing the cleansing for all 12 tribes of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:25 Symbolizing the future exile of all 12 tribes of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:26 One thousand gallons of water, for the cleansing of each house of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 7:49 The ten tribes of Israel, proclaiming The Light of Messiah after His first coming.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:7 The four wings all symbolized Israel being scattered and dwelling in the four corners of the earth.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:33 Not merely making repentance but confessing the Name of YAH (not “hashem”). The Diaspora will not come to a complete end, until both houses learn and walk in his true Name.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:35 Confess His true Name.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:38 Non-Yisraelites.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:38 Praying and worshipping with lifted hands is a Yisraelite custom, not one started by the so-called church.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:41 Non-Yisraelites, or else the latter-day returning Efraimites.
1ˢͭ KINGS 8:42 YAH’s Name draws men into becoming Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 9:2 Sort of a renewal of the brit as He did at Mt. Senai the second time.
1ˢͭ KINGS 9:7 Exile foretold.
1ˢͭ KINGS 9:10 A remez, or hint at both houses built strong under Solomon.
1ˢͭ KINGS 9:27 A three-part alliance, between Hiram of Tyre, or later Phoenicia, Egypt and Israel. A real commonwealth.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:1 YAH’s Name draws people to truth. Withholding it keeps them in error and religion.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:13 “To illustrate a point about Yisraelite ethnicity (or the lack thereof), we look here at 1 Kings 10:1-13. Here, we are told the queen of Sheba, having heard about the fame of Solomon, came to Jerusalem to visit him. And, according to Ethiopian tradition, Sheba (called Makeda) married Solomon and their son, Menelik the First, founded the royal dynasty of Ethiopia. Let us for a moment assume that Sheba did number among the ‘hundreds’ who were Solomon’s ‘wives’ (1 Kings 11:3) and that a son was born of their union and that when he was born, he looked just like his dark-skinned Ethiopian mother. Now let us realize that this son, regardless of looks, was, like his father, of the tribe of Judah. Taking this concept a step further, let us assume this son grew up and married an Ethiopian lady and that they had sons, all of whom grew up to marry Ethiopian ladies and to have sons. On and on the process goes. And while we are asleep at night, He who has in the past both “opened” and “closed” wombs (Gen 20:18, 30:22), could have been turning all of Ethiopia into the tribe of Judah. Descendants of the twelve tribes could be anywhere and everywhere. And we would never know.” Wootten, Who Is Israel? 73-74.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:20 Twelve lions for the twelve tribes, on two sides of the steps symbolizing the future division of the House of Dawid.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:22 Europe.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:23 Global empire.
1ˢͭ KINGS 10:24 Global empire.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:1 Strangers to Torah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:11 As punishment for Solomon’s mixed worship the House of Dawid, or the 12 tribes, would be divided into two houses with ten tribes going to his servant.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:12The kingdom will be divided after Solomon’s death.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:13 Tribe of Judah, including Benjamin and Lewi incorporated within Judah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:14 A clear reference proving that Israel’s seed is even well mixed in with Edom, along with all the world’s nations. The false accusation that the modern Jews are really Edom, is not only a lie, but as can be seen here all 12 tribes, even non-Jewish Israel, has some Edomite seed and thus this mixing cannot be fully ascribed to Jewish-Israel alone.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:26 Yehravoam, means “YAH increases the nation.” How true that through the ten tribes to be placed under Yehravoam, all nations would become full of Yisraelite seed.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:28 Solomon in error divided the Efraimites from the rest of Israel and made them servants in violation of Torah, which forbids Yisraelites from being enslaved to other Yisraelites. This was the seed of discord.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:30 Symbolizing all 12 tribes.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:31created the impenetrable boundaries between both houses according to His will. As YAH , He also chose not to fully heal that animosity and division, until after the coming of His beloved Son Messiah, the Greater and latter-day Dawid.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:32 Tribe of Judah, including Benjamin and Lewi incorporated within Judah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:35 The ten tribes would now officially become the House of Israel/Efrayim/Joseph, also known in times past even under the monarchy of Dawid as the former House of Saul, or sometimes even as the former House of Benjamin, since Saul son of Kish was a Benjamite, who in those days affiliated with the embryonic House of Israel. In this verse the split becomes officially pronounced and ordained by YAH , although it seethed below the surface in earlier times.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:36
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:38 If he would prove faithful, YAH would reconstitute all Israel under him. But of course this was not to be, neither was it His will.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:39 Even though He will split Israel into two houses it will not be forever, as they will reunite in the days of the King Messiah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:41 Missing Scroll.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:42 Both houses.
1ˢͭ KINGS 11:42 Forty signifying the doomed House of Dawid, as 40 is the symbolic number of divine mishpat.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:11 A promise to continue their compulsory labor, in even worse conditions.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:15 This was one reason for YAH allowing the split, but there was a far greater divine purpose as seen in the footnote on verse 24 later in this key chapter.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:16 The official split. They saw no future of being part of the House of Dawid and saw rather a people that were committed to withholding their freedom and their rights as free citizens of Israel. They left the House of Dawid and the breech has been with us to this day.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:16 See notes on Second Samuel 20:1.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:17 As seen here there was some crossover between the two houses and both houses literally have the blood of all 12 tribes, though Judah has more Jewish blood and Efrayim has more non-Jewish blood, but no one can deny limited crossover periods, or patterns.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:18
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:18 Anger against injustice.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:19 This sad commentary by YAH still holds true. Efrayim often knowing the errors of Christianity refuses to forsake the comfortable and familiar ways of their fathers, instead clinging to traditions that are abominable in YAH’s sight. Fortunately Messiah has started to change that.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:21 This is the first of many attempts to reunite the two houses in the flesh. This periodically takes place today by many on both sides of the fence. Oftentimes through the centuries, it has resulted in bloodshed between Efraimites and Jews in many forms including Jewish and Christian hatred towards each other, such as in the crusades and early first century. All attempts to bring unity are destined to fail without Messiah opening the hearts of both houses to walk in concern, unity and forgiveness.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:24 This division.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:24 Prophetically, after becoming the single tribe of Efrayim, ten of the twelve tribes became known collectively as Efrayim, the ten were being removed from the House of Dawid and given over to Jeroboam, son of Nebat. The primary purpose of this removal was to fill the globe with Yisraelites by gradually dispersing them into and among the nations. Scripture is clear that YAH Himself allowed this division among the people of Israel, to fulfill the brit promise of global physical multiplicity.
1ˢͭ KINGS 12:32 A false feast to replace Sukkot (Tabernacles), moving it from the 7th month to the 8th month. A favorite practice of Efraimites to this day is to change YAH’s times to suit their own pagan twisting of set apart days, such as the celebration of Easter for Passover and Christmas for Sukkot. Then perhaps the worst of all sins is presenting those days to believers as the true times and moadem of YAH.
1ˢͭ KINGS 13:33One of Efrayim’s ongoing tendencies is to hand out easy to acquire ordinations to those who are ignorant of Torah and YAH’s Name.
1ˢͭ KINGS 13:34 House of Jeroboam, but not all of Efrayim/Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:13 To the righteous part known as Abraham’s Bosom, since he was only a child.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:14 A primary reference fulfilled in First Kings 15:27-30.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:14 A secondary reference to the future time when the King of Assyria will end the House of Jeroboam.
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1ˢͭ KINGS 14:15 Their exile in 721 BCE is prophesied to Jeroboam’s wife.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:16 To become Lo-Ami and Lo-Ruchamah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:21 Even the first official king of the kingdom of Judah was not really Jewish because his mother was an Ammonite; according to traditional Judaism ancestry is traced from the mother. Of course biblically, if we follow the truth of the Commonwealth of Israel, we know that ancestry comes through the father. Anyone becomes Israel if they want to be by adopting YAH’s standards, which are trust in Messiah and Torah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:22 Judah also was evil and wicked and often was even worse than Efrayim.
1ˢͭ KINGS 14:30 And continues in various political and religious forms until this day.
1ˢͭ KINGS 15:7 Another two-house civil war battle.
1ˢͭ KINGS 15:16 Another two-house civil war battle.
1ˢͭ KINGS 15:32 Another two-house civil war.
1ˢͭ KINGS 16:31 “The lord.”
1ˢͭ KINGS 16:34 One of s.a.tan’s titles.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:1 An Efraimite from the ten tribes.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:10 Luke 4:25-26, 28.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:10 A Yisraelite surviving among the nations, or a true non-Yisraelite, who has joined Israel by choice through faith.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:12The gathering of two sticks, or two houses among the nations in Zaraphath, is highly symbolic of the latter-day move of YAH working through His quickened collective bride, the woman, out among the nations. The Hebrew for two sticks here is shenayim eytzim, or literally two trees/sticks, the exact same wording we find in Ezekiel 37:16-17.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:12The woman symbolic of Renewed Covenant Israel uses the two sticks to start the flames, or fires of revival, as she awaits the revelation of the ministry of Elijah. She uses the two sticks symbolizing the two houses in the nations. Elijah furthers the work by turning the hearts of the fathers, or Judah back to the children, or Efrayim. Elijah then will give way to the second coming of Messiah, who finishes the task Himself.
1ˢͭ KINGS 17:15 The fire of two-house revival is not a passing fad, but survives many days until Messiah returns to complete the task.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:1 After 2,000 years in the 3rd year, or start of the third millennium since Messiah, YAH sends the rains of restoration, after the two sticks are gathered and used to start revival flames for the whole nation of Israel.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:17 Any man, or woman who works in the ministry of restoration, to call and bring the north, or Efrayim to repentance and back to Yisraelite status, faces, or will face the same accusation. “Are you the one causing trouble in Israel?” Spirit-filled prophets trouble the unrighteous.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:18 Our true and firm response to Efrayim and their paganism.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:18 Ba’alim-lords.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:19 the lord.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:21 the lord.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:24 The name of YAH and its usage is a key test to the legitimacy of any prophet.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:26 “lord” is not a name for YAH , but for many things including demons and humans.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:30 An “Elijah calling” will focus on repairing the people and altar of YAH to restore true worship for both houses.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:31True worship after a renunciation of all pagan ways, is the restoration of that worship among all 12 tribes and every altar rebuilt and restored must include all 12 tribes, or both houses of Israel, or it cannot be considered a true altar of pure worship. The rebuilding of Dawid’s Tabernacle and all the worship in it must be with all 12 foundation stones.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:32 When Israel is restored with all 12 tribes being repaired, the worship and homage will be done only and exclusively to and in the Name of YAH. Any other form of worship, or service does not meet the standard of Israel restored and rebuilt.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:32 The two seahs, or measures of seed are symbolic of the word of YAH (both the First and Renewed Covenant) and the word of restoration going to both houses involved with restoring the worship of YAH to all 12 stones, or tribes. Notice that both houses need the seed, or the word of restoration, since both are partially blind and both are in a muddy ditch.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:33 Symbolic of the four winds, or corners of the earth from where Israel would be restored in their return and the altar (12 tribes) rebuilt in revival flames, through fearless restoration prophets and a return to the true Name of YAH , as men forsake their generic “lords.”
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:35 The little revival flame that started with one woman rubbing the two sticks, now leads to the water of revival flowing for all the tribes, symbolized by the trench, or pit where all 12 tribes have been blind and stuck, being filled and overflowing with the full flow of the Set-Apart Spirit and the water of revival and restoration. The water watered the two measures, or seahs, touching both houses of Israel. By Biblical definition, when one house gets quickened the other house does as well. The renewal and rebuilding of both houses, or seahs of seed, is a simultaneous event.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:37 The declaration of Judah.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:37 The declaration of Efrayim.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:37 Know your true Name and character.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:37 That you have sent me to kindle the fire of Israel’s restoration in both houses.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:38 YAH’s fire fell on both houses of Israel, causing national repentance and acknowledgement of idolatry, along with a renunciation of all false lords.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:39 Judah’s proclamation.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:39 Efrayim’s proclamation.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:39 All Israel accepts truth and the rebuilding of the nation, along with the leaders of that restoration.
1ˢͭ KINGS 18:40 The unpleasant part of restoration is the necessary destruction of the pagan prophets, as well as their altars. In this area, most believers lose heart and become emotionally disturbed when they see true prophets verbally destroying false religious systems. These true restoration warriors often are accused of being mean-spirited and harsh. One wonders what today’s naysaying believers would say about the deeds of Elijah, chasing and then killing the false prophets in cold blood.
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1ˢͭ KINGS 19:18 Representing all Yisraelites of this age, or 7,000 years since creation, who have not kissed “the lord,” but serve YAH and His Son who will all surely enter into the resurrection of the just.
1ˢͭ KINGS 19:18 True Yisraelites refuse to substitute a generic “lord” for YAH.
1ˢͭ KINGS 19:19 Elisha’s calling like that of Elijah, was to be burdened and work with all 12 tribes, symbolized by the 12 yoke of oxen in their return to truth and repentance.
1ˢͭ KINGS 19:19 Only after seeing Elisha’s willingness to work with all 12 tribes, as seen in this symbolism.
1ˢͭ KINGS 20:32 Here is a beautiful crystal-clear reference to the well-known fact in those days, that Arameans and Yisraelites were the very same people. Most of the congregations Paul planted in Asia Minor were in the land of Aram due north of Israel. Rachel and Leah were Arameans. Here Ahab calls Ben-Hadad his physical brother. They certainly couldn’t be “spiritual brothers,” since neither he nor Ben-Hadad were true faithful believers in YAH.
1ˢͭ KINGS 21:13 s.a.tan.
1ˢͭ KINGS 21:19 Missing words probably indicate distasteful descriptions of body parts that apparently YAH wanted left out.
1ˢͭ KINGS 22:4 A temporary truce between the two houses to unite against other Aramean-Yisraelites.
1ˢͭ KINGS 22:4 “Scripture does speak of some intermingling and intermarriage between the two kingdoms, but while men were free to move from their tribal land to that of another, they could not take their land inheritance with them. Land could be sold on a lease basis, but not permanently (Lev 25:13, 29-31). Surely this restriction tended to limit intermingling. But most importantly, if one did move to a different tribal territory, that move would not, could not change one’s tribal lineage.” Who Is Israel?
1ˢͭ KINGS 22:44 Peshitta: “kings.”
1ˢͭ KINGS 22:48 Solomon’s naval port had crumbled along with the rest of his united kingdom.