11 But King Solʹo·mon loved many foreign women+ besides the daughter of Pharʹaoh:+ Moʹab·ite,+ Amʹmon·ite,+ Eʹdom·ite, Si·doʹni·an,+ and Hitʹtite+ women. 2 They were from the nations about whom Jehovah had said to the Israelites: “You must not go in among them,* and they should not come in among you, for they will surely incline your heart to follow their gods.”+ But Solʹo·mon clung to them and loved them. 3 And he had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 concubines, and his wives gradually inclined his heart.* 4 In Solʹo·mon’s old age,+ his wives inclined* his heart to follow other gods,+ and his heart was not complete with* Jehovah his God like the heart of David his father. 5 And Solʹo·mon followed after Ashʹto·reth,+ the goddess of the Si·doʹni·ans, and Milʹcom,+ the disgusting god of the Amʹmon·ites. 6 And Solʹo·mon did what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah, and he did not follow Jehovah completely* as David his father had done.+
7 It was then that Solʹo·mon built a high place+ to Cheʹmosh, the disgusting god of Moʹab, on the mountain in front of Jerusalem and to Moʹlech,+ the disgusting god of the Amʹmon·ites.+ 8 That was what he did for all his foreign wives who were making sacrificial smoke and sacrificing to their gods.
9 Jehovah became furious at Solʹo·mon, because his heart had inclined away from Jehovah the God of Israel,+ who had appeared to him twice+ 10 and had warned him about this very thing, that he should not go after other gods.+ But he did not obey what Jehovah had commanded. 11 Jehovah now said to Solʹo·mon: “Because you have done this and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes as I commanded you, I will surely rip the kingdom away from you, and I will give it to one of your servants.+ 12 However, for the sake of your father David, I will not do it in your lifetime. I will rip it out of the hand of your son,+ 13 but I will not rip away the entire kingdom.+ One tribe I will give to your son,+ for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.”+