Daily Word OT

October 2, 2019

1 KINGS 2:37 – 3:4

2:37 For on the day that you go forth and cross over the brook Kidron, know for certain that you shall surely die; your blood will be upon your own head.
2:38 And Shimei said to the king, This word is good; as my lord the king has said, so will your servant do. So Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.
2:39 Then at the end of three years two of Shimei’s servants ran off to Achish the son of Maacah, the king of Gath; and they told Shimei, saying, Your servants are now in Gath.
2:40 So Shimei rose up and saddled his donkey and went to Gath, unto Achish, to seek his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
2:41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned.
2:42 So the king sent word and called for Shimei; and he said to him, Did I not make you swear by Jehovah and solemnly warn you, saying, On the day that you go forth and travel to any place whatever, know for certain that you shall surely die? And you said to me, This word that I have heard is good.
2:43 Why then have you not kept the oath of Jehovah and the commandment that I charged you with?
2:44 And the king said to Shimei, You yourself know all the evil, which your heart is conscious of, that you did to David my father; and Jehovah will return your evil upon your own head.
2:45 But King Solomon will be blessed, and the throne of David will be established before Jehovah forever.
2:46 So the king gave commands to Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck him down so that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

3:1 And Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and he took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her to the city of David until he completed the building of his house and the house of Jehovah and the wall of Jerusalem all around.
3:2 The people however were sacrificing in the high places, for there had still not been built a house for the name of Jehovah up to those days.
3:3 And Solomon loved Jehovah, walking in the statutes of David his father; however he sacrificed and burned incense in the high places.
3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place; a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer on that altar.