1Ki 11:1
11:1 But king Solomon loved many {a} strange women, together
     with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites,
     Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, [and] Hittites;

     (a) Who were idolaters.

1Ki 11:3
11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three
     hundred {b} concubines: and his wives turned away his

     (b) To whom belonged no dowry.

1Ki 11:4
11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives
     turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was
     not {c} perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart
     of David his father.

     (c) He did not serve God with a pure heart.

1Ki 11:5
11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the
     Zidonians, and after {d} Milcom the abomination of the

     (d) Who was also called Molech in @1Ki 11:7. See also
         @2Ki 23:10.

1Ki 11:7
11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the {e}
     abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before
     Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children
     of Ammon.

     (e) Thus the scripture calls whatever man reveres and
         serves as God.

1Ki 11:11
11:11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as {f}
      this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant
      and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will
      surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy

      (f) That you have forsaken me and worshipped idols.

1Ki 11:13
11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; [but] will
      give one {g} tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake,
      and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

      (g) Because the tribes of Judah and Benjamin had their
          possessions mixed, they are here taken as one tribe.

1Ki 11:14
11:14 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad
      the Edomite: he [was] of the king's {h} seed in Edom.

      (h) Of the king of Edom's stock.

1Ki 11:15
11:15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the
      captain of the host was gone up to bury the {i} slain,
      after he had smitten every male in Edom;

      (i) Of the Edomites.

1Ki 11:17
11:17 That Hadad {k} fled, he and certain Edomites of his
      father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad
      [being] yet a little child.

      (k) Thus God reserved this idolater as scourge to
          punish his people's sins.

1Ki 11:19
11:19 And Hadad {l} found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh,
      so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife,
      the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

      (l) God brought him honour, that his power might be more
          able to compass his enterprises against Solomon's

1Ki 11:23
11:23 And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon the son
      of Eliadah, which {m} fled from his lord Hadadezer king of

      (m) When David had defeated Hadadezer and his army.

1Ki 11:24
11:24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a
      band, when David slew them [of Zobah]: and they went to
      Damascus, and dwelt therein, {n} and reigned in Damascus.

      (n) That is, the men whom he had gathered to him.

1Ki 11:28
11:28 And the man Jeroboam [was] a mighty man of valour: and
      Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he
      made him {o} ruler over all the charge of the house of

      (o) He was overseer of Solomon's works for the tribe of
          Ephraim and Manasseh.

1Ki 11:30
11:30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that [was] on him, and
      {p} rent it [in] twelve pieces:

      (p) By these visible signs the prophets would more deeply
          print their message into the hearts of those to whom
          they were sent.

1Ki 11:36
11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my
      servant may have a {q} light alway before me in Jerusalem,
      the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

      (q) He refers to the Messiah, who would be the bright star
          that would shine through all the world.

1Ki 11:39
11:39 And I will {r} for this afflict the seed of David, {s} but
      not for ever.

      (r) For this idolatry that Solomon has committed.
      (s) For the whole spiritual kingdom was restored in the

1Ki 11:41
11:41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did,
      and his wisdom, [are] they not written in the {t} book of
      the acts of Solomon?

      (t) Which it is thought was lost in their captivity.

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