1 Kings 11:13
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New International Version
Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."

King James Bible
Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

Darby Bible Translation
only, I will not rend away all the kingdom: I will give one tribe to thy son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

World English Bible
However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to your son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen."

Young's Literal Translation
only all the kingdom I do not rend away; one tribe I give to thy son, for the sake of David My servant, and for the sake of Jerusalem, that I have chosen.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will give one tribe - for David my servant's sake - The line of the Messiah must be preserved. The prevailing lion must come out of the tribe of Judah: not only the tribe must be preserved, but the regal line and the regal right. All this must be done for the true David's sake: and this was undoubtedly what God had in view by thus miraculously preserving the tribe of Judah and the royal line, in the midst of so general a defection.

And for Jerusalem's sake - As David was a type of the Messiah, so was Jerusalem a type of the true Church: therefore the Old Jerusalem must be preserved in the hands of the tribe of Judah, till the true David should establish the New Jerusalem in the same land, and in the same city. And what a series of providences did it require to do all these things!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Howbeit

1 Kings 11:39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

2 Samuel 7:15,16 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you...

1 Chronicles 17:13,14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before you...

Psalm 89:33-37 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail...

one tribe

1 Kings 11:35,36 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes...

1 Kings 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him to the congregation...

for David

1 Kings 11:12,32 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son...

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land...

2 Kings 13:23 And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac...

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Psalm 89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your truth?

Psalm 132:1,17 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions...

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Jeremiah 33:17-26 For thus said the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel...

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David...

for Jerusalem;s

Deuteronomy 12:5,11 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

2 Kings 21:4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.

2 Kings 23:27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel...

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation...

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Isaiah 62:1,7 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest...

Jeremiah 33:15,16 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up to David...

Library
The New Garment Bent
'And Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. 27. And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. 28. And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. 29. And
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Covenant Duties.
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
1. The Greek word canon (originally a straight rod or pole, measuring-rod, then rule) denotes that collection of books which the churches receive as given by inspiration of God, and therefore as constituting for them a divine rule of faith and practice. To the books included in it the term canonical is applied. The Canon of the Old Testament, considered in reference to its constituent parts, was formed gradually; formed under divine superintendence by a process of growth extending through
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:15
But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.

1 Kings 8:29
May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, 'My Name shall be there,' so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.

1 Kings 11:12
Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

1 Kings 11:14
Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom.

1 Kings 11:32
But for the sake of my servant David and the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, he will have one tribe.

1 Kings 11:36
I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name.

1 Kings 12:17
But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them.

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