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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

The First Book of Kings

Chapters

Outline of Contents

  • 1

    • David and Abishag (1-4)

    • Adonijah seeks the throne (5-10)

    • Nathan and Bath-sheba take action (11-27)

    • David orders that Solomon be anointed (28-40)

    • Adonijah flees to the altar (41-53)

  • 2

    • David instructs Solomon (1-9)

    • David dies; Solomon on the throne (10-12)

    • Adonijah’s plot leads to his death (13-25)

    • Abiathar banished; Joab killed (26-35)

    • Shimei killed (36-46)

  • 3

    • Solomon marries Pharaoh’s daughter (1-3)

    • Jehovah appears to Solomon in a dream (4-15)

      • Solomon asks for wisdom (7-9)

    • Solomon judges between two mothers (16-28)

  •  4

    • Solomon’s administration (1-19)

    • Prosperity under Solomon’s rule (20-28)

      • Security under vine and fig tree (25)

    • Solomon’s wisdom and proverbs (29-34)

  • 5

    • King Hiram provides building materials (1-12)

    • Solomon’s conscripted workforce (13-18)

  • 6

    • Solomon builds the temple (1-38)

      • Innermost room (19-22)

      • Cherubs (23-28)

      • Engravings, doors, inner courtyard (29-36)

      • Temple completed in about seven years (37, 38)

  • 7

    • Solomon’s palace complex (1-12)

    • Skilled Hiram to assist Solomon (13-47)

      • The two copper pillars (15-22)

      • The Sea of cast metal (23-26)

      • Ten carriages and basins of copper (27-39)

    • Furnishings of gold completed (48-51)

  • 8

    • The Ark brought into the temple (1-13)

    • Solomon addresses the people (14-21)

    • Solomon’s prayer of temple dedication (22-53)

    • Solomon blesses the people (54-61)

    • Sacrifices and dedication festival (62-66)

  • 9

    • Jehovah appears to Solomon again (1-9)

    • Solomon’s gift to King Hiram (10-14)

    • Diverse projects of Solomon (15-28)

  • 10

    • Queen of Sheba visits Solomon (1-13)

    • Solomon’s great wealth (14-29)

  • 11

    • Solomon’s wives incline his heart (1-13)

    • Resisters against Solomon (14-25)

    • Jeroboam promised ten tribes (26-40)

    • Solomon dies; Rehoboam made king (41-43)

  • 12

    • Rehoboam’s harsh reply (1-15)

    • Ten tribes revolt (16-19)

    • Jeroboam made king of Israel (20)

    • Rehoboam not to fight against Israel (21-24)

    • Jeroboam’s calf worship (25-33)

  • 13

    • Prophecy against the altar at Bethel (1-10)

      • Altar ripped apart (5)

    • The man of God is disobedient (11-34)

  • 14

    • Ahijah’s prophecy against Jeroboam (1-20)

    • Rehoboam reigns over Judah (21-31)

      • Shishak’s invasion (25, 26)

  • 15

    • Abijam, king of Judah (1-8)

    • Asa, king of Judah (9-24)

    • Nadab, king of Israel (25-32)

    • Baasha, king of Israel (33, 34)

  • 16

    • Jehovah’s judgment against Baasha (1-7)

    • Elah, king of Israel (8-14)

    • Zimri, king of Israel (15-20)

    • Omri, king of Israel (21-28)

    • Ahab, king of Israel (29-33)

    • Hiel rebuilds Jericho (34)

  • 17

    • The prophet Elijah foretells a drought (1)

    • Elijah fed by ravens (2-7)

    • Elijah visits a widow in Zarephath (8-16)

    • Widow’s son dies and is raised (17-24)

  • 18

    • Elijah meets Obadiah and Ahab (1-18)

    • Elijah versus the Baal prophets at Carmel (19-40)

      • ‘Limping between two opinions’ (21)

    • The three-and-a-half-year drought ends (41-46)

  • 19

    • Elijah flees Jezebel’s wrath (1-8)

    • Jehovah appears to Elijah at Horeb (9-14)

    • Elijah to anoint Hazael, Jehu, Elisha (15-18)

    • Elisha appointed to succeed Elijah (19-21)

  • 20

    • Syrians wage war against Ahab (1-12)

    • Ahab defeats the Syrians (13-34)

    • A prophecy against Ahab (35-43)

  • 21

    • Ahab covets Naboth’s vineyard (1-4)

    • Jezebel maneuvers Naboth’s death (5-16)

    • Elijah’s message against Ahab (17-26)

    • Ahab humbles himself (27-29)

  • 22

    • Jehoshaphat’s alliance with Ahab (1-12)

    • Micaiah’s prophecy of defeat (13-28)

      • A deceptive spirit to fool Ahab (21, 22)

    • Ahab killed at Ramoth-gilead (29-40)

    • Jehoshaphat’s reign over Judah (41-50)

    • Ahaziah king of Israel (51-53)