1 Kings

1 Kings 1 (BBT Translation)

Adonijah Tries to Seize the Throne 1:1 King David was very old; even when they covered him with blankets, he could not get warm. 1:2 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 sleep

1 Kings 2 (BBT Translation)

David’s Final Words to Solomon 2:1 When David was close to death, he told Solomon his son: 2:2 “I am about to die. Be strong and become a man! 2:3 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

1 Kings 3 (BBT Translation)

The Lord Gives Solomon Wisdom 3:1 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. 3:2 Now the people were offering sacrifices at the

1 Kings 4 (BBT Translation)

Solomon’s Royal Court and Administrators 4:1 King Solomon ruled over all Israel. 4:2 These were his officials: Azariah son of Zadok was the priest. 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, wrote down what happened. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of the records. 4:4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests. 4:5

1 Kings 5 (BBT Translation)

Solomon Gathers Building Materials for the Temple 5:1 (5:15) 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.) 5:2 Solomon then sent this message to Hiram: 5:3 “You know that my father David was unable to

1 Kings 6 (BBT Translation)

The Building of the Temple 6:1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites left Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, during the month Ziv (the second month), he began building the LORD’s temple. 6:2 The temple King Solomon built for the LORD was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide,

1 Kings 7 (BBT Translation)

The Building of the Royal Palace 7:1 Solomon took thirteen years to build his palace. 7:2 He named it “The Palace of the Lebanon Forest”; it was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. It had four rows of cedar pillars and cedar beams above the pillars. 7:3 The roof above the beams

1 Kings 8 (BBT Translation)

Solomon Moves the Ark into the Temple 8:1 Then Solomon convened in Jerusalem Israel’s elders, all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families, so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the LORD’s covenant from the city of David (that is, Zion). 8:2 All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon during

1 Kings 9 (BBT Translation)

The Lord Gives Solomon a Promise and a Warning 9:1 After Solomon finished building the LORD’s temple, the royal palace, and all the other construction projects he had planned, 9:2 the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, in the same way he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 9:3 The LORD said to him, “I

1 Kings 10 (BBT Translation)

Solomon Entertains a Queen 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, she came to challenge him with difficult questions. 10:2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a great display of pomp, bringing with her camels carrying spices, a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that