4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not [a]wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after [b]Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.6 Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not follow the Lord fully, as David his father had done.7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is [c]east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.8 Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
9 Now the Lord was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the Lord had commanded.11 So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because [d]you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.12 Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, butI will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.”
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