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1 Kings by World English Bible

1 Kings from the World English Bible is a fascinating and engaging read that delves into the intricate history of ancient Israel. The book is filled with stories of kings, prophets, and dramatic power struggles that captivate the reader from start to finish.

The writing is clear and easy to follow, making it accessible to readers of all backgrounds. The passages detailing the reigns of various kings are informative and provide valuable insight into the political and religious landscape of the time.

One of the standout features of 1 Kings is its exploration of the relationship between the kings of Israel and the prophets who served as their advisors. The dynamic between these two groups adds depth to the narrative and sheds light on the complex dynamics at play within the kingdom.

Overall, 1 Kings is a compelling read that offers a detailed look at the history of Israel during a tumultuous period. Readers interested in biblical history or ancient political intrigue will find much to enjoy in this well-crafted book.

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From with slight reformatting by Martin Ward.

Book 11 1 Kings 001:001 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat. 001:002 Therefore his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm. 001:003 So they sought for a beautiful young lady throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. 001:004 The young lady was very beautiful; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king didn't know her intimately. 001:005 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 001:006 His father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why have you done so? and he was also a very goodly man; and he was born after Absalom. 001:007 He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him. 001:008 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah... Continue reading book >>

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