1 Kings 11:6
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English Standard Version
So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done.

King James Bible
And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

American Standard Version
And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and went not fully after Jehovah, as did David his father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon did that which was net pleasing before the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as David his father.

English Revised Version
And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And there came up and went out a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty shekels; and so (in the same manner as for Solomon) they led them out for all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram through their hand." מרכּבה, like רכב in 2 Samuel 8:4; 2 Samuel 10:18, and Ezekiel 39:20, denotes a chariot with the team of horses belonging to it, possibly three horses (see at 1 Kings 5:6), not quadriga (Clericus and others), or two draught horses and two as a reserve (Thenius). For the inference, that if a horse cost 150 shekels, a team of four would be obtained for 600, is not quite a certain one, since the chariot itself would certainly not be given in. A hundred and fifty shekels are a little more than 130 thalers (19, 10s. - Tr.), and 600 would be 525 thalers (78, 15s.). These amounts are sufficient to show how untenable the opinion of Movers is, that the sums mentioned are not the prices paid for horses and chariots, but the payment made for their exit, or the customs duty. And his other opinion is quite equally erroneous, namely that the chariots and horses were state carriages and horses of luxury intended for the king. - The merchants are called the king's traders, not because a portion of their profits went into the royal treasury as the tax upon trade (Bertheau), nor as the brokers who bought for the king (Thenius), but because they carried on their trade for the king's account. בּידם cannot be adduced as evidence to the contrary; for linguists require no proof that this cannot mean "auf ihre Hand," as Thenius assumes. Bttcher's explanation is the right one, namely, "through their hand," inasmuch as they brought the horses and chariots themselves even to those kings who lived at a greater distance, without employing intermediate agents. The kings of the חתּים, the Hittites in the wider sense ( equals Canaanites, as in Joshua 1:4; 2 Kings 7:6; Ezekiel 16:3), and of Aram, were in part Solomon's vassals, since his rule extended over all the Canaanites with the exception of the Phoenicians, and over several kingdoms of Aram.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

went not fully after [heb] fulfilled not after

Numbers 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully...

Joshua 14:8,14 Nevertheless my brothers that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God...

Cross References
1 Kings 3:3
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places.

1 Kings 9:4
And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules,

1 Kings 11:5
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:7
Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.

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