1 Kings 11:8
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English Standard Version
And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods.

King James Bible
And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

American Standard Version
And so did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he did in this manner for all his wives that were strangers, who burnt incense, and offered sacrifice to their gods.

English Revised Version
And so did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And likewise did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon's Love of Many Wives and Idolatry. - 1 Kings 11:1, 1 Kings 11:2.

"Solomon loved many foreign wives, and that along with the daughter of Pharaoh." ואת־בּת פ, standing as it does between נכריּות ר נשׁים and מואביּות, cannot mean "and especially the daughter of P.," as Thenius follows the earlier commentators in supposing, but must mean, as in 1 Kings 11:25, "and that with, or along with," i.e., actually beside the daughter of Pharaoh. She is thereby distinguished from the foreign wives who turned away Solomon's heart from the Lord, so that the blame pronounced upon those marriages does not apply to his marriage to the Egyptian princess (see at 1 Kings 3:1). All that is blamed is that, in opposition to the command in Deuteronomy 17:17, Solomon loved (1) many foreign wives, and (2) Moabitish, Ammonitish, and other wives, of the nations with whom the Israelites were not to intermarry. All that the law expressly prohibited was marriage with Canaanitish women (Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Exodus 34:16); consequently the words "of the nations," etc., are not to be taken as referring merely to the Sidonian and Hittite women (J. D. Mich.); but this prohibition is extended here to all the tribes enumerated in 1 Kings 11:2, just as in Ezra 9:2., 1 Kings 10:3; Nehemiah 13:23; not from a rigour surpassing the law, but in accordance with the spirit of the law, namely, because the reason appended to the law, ne in idololatriam a superstitiosis mulieribus pellicerentur (Clericus), applied to all these nations. The Moabites and Ammonites, moreover, were not to be received into the congregation at all, not even to the tenth generation, and of the Edomites only the children in the third generation were to be received (Deuteronomy 23:4, Deuteronomy 23:8-9). There was all the less reason, therefore, for permitting marriages with them, that is to say, so long as they retained their nationality or their heathen ways. The words בּכם...לא־תבאוּ are connected in form with Joshua 23:12, but, like the latter, they really rest upon Exodus 34:16 and Deuteronomy 7:1-3. In the last clause בּהם is used with peculiar emphasis: Solomon clave to these nations, of which God had said such things, to love, i.e., to enter into the relation of love or into the marriage relation, with them. דּבק is used of the attachment of a man to his wife (Genesis 2:4) and also to Jehovah (Deuteronomy 4:4; Deuteronomy 10:20, etc.).

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all his strange wives

1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

Ezekiel 16:22-29 And in all your abominations and your prostitutions you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bore...

Hosea 4:11,12 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart...

1 Corinthians 10:11,12,20-22 Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world are come...

Cross References
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.

1 Kings 11:9
And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice

1 Kings 15:12
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

Jeremiah 32:31
This city has aroused my anger and wrath, from the day it was built to this day, so that I will remove it from my sight

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