1 Kings 1

1 Now king David had become elderly, and he had many days in his lifetime. And though he was covered with clothes, he was not warmed. 2 Therefore, his servants said to him: “Let us seek, for our lord the king, a young virgin. And let her stand before the king, and warm him, and […]

1 Kings 3

1 And so the kingdom was confirmed in the hand of Solomon, and he was joined with Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, by affinity. For he took his daughter, and he led her into the city of David, until he completed building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of […]

1 Kings 4

1 Now king Solomon was reigning over all of Israel. 2 And these were the leaders that he had: Azariah, the son of Zadok, the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, the scribes; Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, the keeper of records; 4 Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, over the army; and […]

1 Kings 5

1 Hiram, the king of Tyre, also sent his servants to Solomon. For he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father. Now Hiram had been a friend to David the entire time. 2 Then Solomon sent to Hiram, saying: 3 “You know the will of my father David, and that […]

1 Kings 6

1 Then it happened that, in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel departed from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of the reign of Solomon over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, the house of the Lord began to be built. 2 Now […]

1 Kings 7

1 Now Solomon built his own house for thirteen years, and he brought it to perfection. 2 And he built the house from the forest of Lebanon: one hundred cubits in length, and fifty cubits in width, and thirty cubits in height, with four walkways between columns of cedar. For he had hewn the cedar […]

1 Kings 8

1 Then all those greater by birth of Israel, with the leaders of the tribes and the rulers of the families of the sons of Israel, gathered together before king Solomon at Jerusalem, so that they might carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, from the city of David, that is, from Zion. […]

1 Kings 9

1 Now it happened that, when Solomon had perfected the building of the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all that he had desired and had willed to do, 2 the Lord appeared to him a second time, just as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said […]

1 Kings 10

1 Then, too, the queen of Sheba, having heard of the fame of Solomon in the name of the Lord, arrived to test him with enigmas. 2 And entering into Jerusalem with a great retinue, and with riches, and with camels carrying aromatics, and with an exceedingly great quantity of gold and precious stones, she […]