Adonijah Tries to Seize the Throne 1 King David was very old; even when they covered him with blankets, he could not get warm. 2 His servants advised him, “A young virgin must be found for our master, the king, to take care of the king’s needs and serve as his nurse. She can also […]
The history now before us accounts for the affairs of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, yet with special regard to the kingdom of God among them; for it is a sacred history. It is earlier as to time, teaches much more, and is more interesting than any common histories.
David’s Final Words to Solomon 1 When David was close to death, he told Solomon his son: 2 “I am about to die. Be strong and become a man! 3 Do the job the Lord your God has assigned you by following his instructions and obeying his rules, commandments, regulations, and laws as written in […]
The Lord Gives Solomon Wisdom 1 Solomon made an alliance by marriage with Pharaoh, king of Egypt; he married Pharaoh’s daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he could finish building his residence and the temple of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. 2 Now the people were offering sacrifices at […]
Solomon’s Royal Court and Administrators 1 King Solomon ruled over all Israel. 2 These were his officials:Azariah son of Zadok was the priest.3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, wrote down what happened.Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of the records.4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army.Zadok and Abiathar were […]
Solomon Gathers Building Materials for the Temple 1 King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to Solomon when he heard that he had been anointed king in his father’s place. (Hiram had always been an ally of David.) 2 Solomon then sent this message to Hiram: 3 “You know that my father David was unable to […]