SOLOMON

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David’s actions displeased the Lord, but the Lord loved Solomon.
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Years later when David was an old man, another of his son’s Adonijah, exalted himself.
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The prophet Nathan, told Bathsheba that Adonijah had made himself King.
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Bathsheba immediately went to David, “You swore before God that Solomon shall reign as king.”
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So King David demanded, “Anoint Solomon King over Israel.”
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And  Solomon rode King David’s mule, for all the people to see.
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Then the priest anointed Solomon.
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The people rejoiced, “Long live King Solomon.”
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For a long time, David had dreamt of building a temple for the Lord.
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When David was dying, he called Solomon and charged him to build the temple.
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After forty years as king, David died.
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The first thing Solomon did was to have his brother executed.
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Solomon made a treaty with the king of Egypt, through marriage to his daughter.
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One night the Lord appeared to Solomon, “Ask whatever you want and I shall give it to you.” Solomon answered,
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 “Give to your servant wisdom to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil.”
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The Lord replied, “Because you have not asked for long life, riches or the death of your enemies, I have done according to your word.”
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Two women had given birth, but one of the babies had died and they both claimed the living child as their own. King Solomon gave the following judgement;
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 “Cut the child in two, and give the women half each.”
“King give her the living child, but please don’t kill it.”
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“She’s  the mother, give her the child,.”
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Solomon was king over all of Israel; and he reigned in great prosperity.
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He wrote three thousand proverbs and one thousand and five songs.
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Wisemen and kings who had heard of his wisdom, came from all over the earth to listen to him.
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So it was that Solomon began to prepare for the building of the temple.
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And it came to pass in the fourth year of his reign, the construction began.
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The building was magnificent, with gold floors, walls and ceilings.
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In the October  959 years before Christ, Solomon completed the temple.
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When the Ark of the Covenant was bought in, a cloud of glory filled the whole building.
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King Solomon also built a fleet of ships.
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The Queen of Sheeba visited Solomon to test his wisdom.
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She was breathless, and said to the king, “What I heard concerning your wisdom and prosperity, is certainly true.”
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Solomon had seven hundred wives and three hundred mistresses, many of whom were foreign.
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But he did evil in the sight of the Lord, when he built an altar to the foreign gods, The Lord said;
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“I will take the kingdom from you.”
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“You shall be left with only one tribe, for the sake of David your father.”
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At this time the prophet of God, tore his robe into twelve pieces saying;
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“Thus says the Lord, I will tear the kingdom from Solomon and give ten tribes away.”
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In the Bible Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, The Song of Songs, otherwise called The Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes or otherwise called The Preacher.
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Solomon reigned over Israel for forty years and 930 years before Christ, Solomon died.

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