1 KINGS

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CHAPTER 1

  1. a. He could not get warm. b. They found a young virgin lady to tend to him and to lay beside him to keep him warm.
  2. a. His son, Adonijah. b. Joab and Abiathar joined with him.
  3. His son, Solomon was appointed king.

CHAPTER 2

  1. He told Solomon to be sure to follow the statues, commandments, and judgements of God so that he may prosper and never lack a son to sit on the throne.
  2. Do not let Joab go to his grave in peace because of all the innocent blood he had shed.
  3. Use wisdom in deciding what to do with Shimei, but do not let him go to his grave without blood.
  4. David reigned 40 years.
  5. He had used his mother to ask for his father's concubine. This was a wicked sin.
  6. He was exiled to his own field and removed as priest.
  7. He had Joab killed for all the innocent blood he had shed.
  8. a. He was to live in Jerusalem and not ever come out of the city past the river, or he would die. b. Shimei came out of the city to retrieve two runaway slaves. Solomon therefore had him killed.

CHAPTER 3

  1. He married Pharaoh's daughter of Egypt.
  2. There was no house built for God at this time.
  3. a. To be wise in judging as king. To know evil from good. b. He gave Solomon a wise and understanding heart and also the things he did not ask for, riches and honor.
  4. He judged two women who disputed over the ownership of a newborn baby. The one who did not want the child divided in half was the real mother.

CHAPTER 4

  1. a. He had twelve governors. b. They each provided food for the king and his household a month at a time.
  2. a. He spoke 3,000 proverbs. b. His songs were 1,005.
  3. He was wise in trees, animals, birds, creeping things, and fish.

CHAPTER 5

  1. a. Hiram, king of Tyre. b. He provided Hiram with wheat and oil year by year.
  2. 30,000 men.

CHAPTER 6

  1. In his 4th year as king.
  2. In his 11th year.

CHAPTER 7

  1. 13 years.
  2. Huram, the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali.
  3. 10 lampstands.

CHAPTER 8

  1. a. The ark of the covenant was brought into the temple. b. The two tablets of stone given to Moses on Mt. Horeb were still in the ark.
  2. God is merciful to those who keep His covenant with all their heart.
  3. He asked God to forgive them when they turn back to Him.
  4. He sacrificed 22,000 bulls and 120,000 sheep.

CHAPTER 9

  1. a. After Solomon had finished building the temple and the royal house and done all he desired to do God appeared to him again. b. God told Solomon if he and his sons after him would walk upright before God, he would establish their throne over Israel forever. If not, he would cut off Israel from the land and destroy the temple.
  2. He thought they were poor cities, good for nothing.
  3. No man of Israel was forced to do labor.

CHAPTER 10

  1. a. The queen of Sheba. b. He answered all of her questions.
  2. Gold, precious stones, and abundance of spices as never before had been given.
  3. They were made of gold.
  4. They wanted to hear his wisdom God had put in his heart.

CHAPTER 11

  1. a. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines. b. He took wives from the nations with which Israel was not to intermarry. Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and Hittite. c. They caused him to start worshiping false gods. He built altars and places of worship for their idols.
  2. All the tribes but one would be removed from him and given to one who served under Him.
  3. Jeroboam would receive the ten tribes of Isarel.
  4. Rehoboam would reign over the remaining tribes of Israel.

CHAPTER 12

  1. They wanted him to make their yoke lighter than what his father had put on them.
  2. He listened to his young friends he had grown up with instead of the elders.
  3. a. He thought they would worship God in Judah and become loyal to Rehoboam again. b. He built two golden calves and placed them in two places in Israel for the people to worship.

CHAPTER 13

  1. He told him that the altar would split apart and the ashes would pour out as a sign that a man of the house of David, Josiah, would rise to power and burn the bones of Jeroboam's priests on the altars.
  2. He was not to eat or drink in that place and to go home by a different way than he had come.
  3. He believed the lie the old prophet told him who said that God had told him to bring him back to eat and drink. He should have waited to hear for himself from the Lord.
  4. He was attacked and killed by a lion but his body was not eaten.

CHAPTER 14

  1. a. Ahijah, the prophet who had told Jeroboam he would be king. b. He disguised her so one would recognize her.
  2. God spoke to Ahijah and told him she was coming and why.
  3. As soon as she set foot in her city, her child would die. Also, the house of Jeroboam would be completely removed. No son would remain to take over the throne of Israel.
  4. They did more eil than any of their fathers before them. They provoked God to jealousy by worshiping false gods under every green tree and high hill and they became perverted as were the nations before them whom God had driven out before them.

CHAPTER 15

  1. King Asa.
  2. She had built an image of a Canaanite goddess.
  3. Baasha.

CHAPTER 16

  1. Zimri, commander of the chariots.
  2. Omri.
  3. Tibni.
  4. Samaria.
  5. a. Hiel. b. Hiel's firstborn and his youngest son were killed in the rebuilding of the city.

CHAPTER 17

  1. There would be no dew or rain on the land for three years.
  2. The ravens brought him meat and bread every morning and evening.
  3. He sent him to a widows house in Sidon.
  4. a. Her oil and flour never ran out even though there was only enough left for one meal.

CHAPTER 18

  1. He had hid 100 of God's prophets in two caves and gave them food to eat.
  2. Jezebel, Ahab's wife.
  3. He thought Elijah would be moved somewhere by the Spirit and not be found later. Then, he would be killed by Ahab.
  4. He wanted to prepare two altars, one for Baal's prophets and one for Elijah, the prophet of God. Each would call on their god to set the altar on fire. The one who answered was the real God.
  5. Elijah poured water all over it three times.
  6. a. Nothing happened when the prophets of Baal called upon their god. b. God answered by fire and burned up the altar and consumed all the water, stones, and dirt in it.
  7. a. He sent a message for Ahab to hurry and leave before the rain stopped him from getting home. b. Ahab rode on a horse. c. Elijah left on foot. d. Elijah arrived first.

CHAPTER 19

  1. Jezebel, Ahab's wife.
  2. a. A cake baked on hot coals and a jar of water. b. For 40 days and 40 nights this food strengthened Elijah.
  3. a. God moved before Elijah in a great and powerful force. First in a mighty wind, then in an earthquake, and then by fire. b. God finally spoke to Elijah by a still small voice (His Spirit).
  4. These 7000 are all the people who have not served false gods. God will gather all those who have feared Him, not leaving anyone to be lost.
  5. Elisha.

CHAPTER 20

  1. He thought Israel's gods were only the gods of the hills.
  2. He defeated Ben Hadad's army severely; 127,000 were killed.
  3. Ahab did not put the evil person to death. Instead, Ahab made a treaty with him.

CHAPTER 21

  1. a. He wanted Naboth's vineyard so he could make a vegetable garden next to his palace. b. No. c. Ahab became sullen and refused to eat.
  2. She had two scoundrels to falsely accuse Naboth of blasphemy against God and the king.
  3. a. He would cut off the posterity of Ahab's household. The dogs would lick his blood in the same place where tehy ha dlicke dNaboth's blood. b. The dogs would eat her body by the walls of Jezreel.
  4. He humbled himself before God and mourned.

CHAPTER 22

  1. The city of Ramoth Gilead.
  2. Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.
  3. a. Micaiah the prophet. b. Ahab did not heed Micaiah's words. c. He had him thrown itno prison.
  4. A Syrian during the battle drew his sword at random and it struck Ahab between his armor and he died.
  5. . Ahaziah reigned in his place.