Solomon Turns from the Lord

1 Kings 11

1 But a King Solomon loved b many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites - 2 from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, c "You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love. 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 4 For it was so, when Solomon was old, d that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his e heart was not 1 loyal to the LORD his God, f as was the heart of his father David. 5 For Solomon went after g Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after h Milcom 2 the abomination of the i Ammonites. 6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David. 7 j Then Solomon built a 3 high place for k Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on l the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon. 8 And he did likewise for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

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