1 KINGS



Chapter 1

Abishag ministers to David (1:1-4)
Adonijah, David's favored son, plots to seize the kingdom (1:5-10)
By the counsel of Nathan (1:11-14)
Bath-sheba asks a favor of the king (1:15-21)
And Nathan seconds her (1:22-27)
David renews his oath to Bath-sheba (1:28-31)
Solomon is anointed king by David's command (1:32-40)
When Jonathan brings this news, Adonijah's guests flee (1:41-49)
Adonijah's life is spared by Solomon (1:50-53)


Chapter 2

David, having given a charge to Solomon (2:1-2)
As to religious life (2:3-4)
As to Joab (2:5-5)
As to Barzillai (2:7)
As to Shimei (2:8-9)
David dies (2:10-11)
Solomon succeeds David (2:12)
Adonijah is killed for urging Bath-sheba to ask Solomon for Abishag (2:13-25)
Abiathar, his life spared, is deprived of the priesthood (2:26-27)
Joab, fleeing to the horns of the altar, is slain there (2:28-35)
Shimei is killed (2:36-46)


Chapter 3

Solomon marries Pharaoh's daughter (3:1)
High places being in use, Solomon sacrifices at Gibeon (3:2-4)
Solomon obtains wisdom, riches, and honor (3:5-15)
Solomon's judgment (3:16-28)


Chapter 4

Solomon's princes and his twelve officers (4:1-19)
The peace of his kingdom (4:20-21)
His daily provision (4:22-25)
His stables (4:26-28)
His wisdom (4:29-34)


Chapter 5

Hiram is notified of Solomon's purpose to build the temple and is asked to furnish timber for it (5:1-6)
Hiram, blessing God for Solomon and requesting food for his family, furnishes him with trees (5:7-12)
The number of Solomon's workmen and laborers (5:13-18)


Chapter 6

The building of Solomon's temple (6:1-4)
Its chambers (6:5-10)
God's promise concerning it (6:11-14)
The ceiling and adorning of it (6:15-22)
The cherubims and the doors of olive tree (6:23-36)
The time of its building (6:37-38)


Chapter 7

The building of Solomon's house (7:1)
Of the house of Lebanon (7:2-5)
Of the porch of pillars and the porch of judgment (7:6-7)
Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter (7:8-12)
Solomon sends for Hiram, to do the work in brass (7:13-14)
His work of the two pillars (7:15-22)
Of the molten sea (7:23-26)
Of the ten stands (7:27-37)
Of the ten lavers (7:38-39)
And all the vessels (7:40-51)


Chapter 8

The ark brought to the temple (8:1-11)
Solomon blesses the congregation of Israel (8:12-21)
Solomon's prayer of thanksgiving for the temple, dedication it and the people to God (8:22-53)
Solomon's blessing (8:54-61)
His sacrifice of peace offerings (8:62-66)


Chapter 9

God's covenant, in a vision, with Solomon (9:1-9)
The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram (9:10-14)
In all Solomon's works the Gentiles were his bondmen, the Israelites honorable servants (9:15-23)
Pharaoh's daughter removes to her house (9:24)
Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices (9:25)
His navy brings gold from Ophir (9:26-28)


Chapter 10

The queen of Sheba admires the wisdom of Solomon (10:1-13)
Solomon's gold (10:14-15)
His shields (10:16-17)
The throne of ivory (10:18-20)
His vessels (10:21-23)
His presents (10:24-25)
His chariots and horsemen (10:26-27)
His tribute (10:28-29)


Chapter 11

Solomon's wives and concubines who, in his old age, draw him to idolaltry (11:1-8)
God's anger against Solomon (11:9-13)
Solomon's adversaries are Hadad, who was entertained by Pharaoh in Egypt (11:14-22)
Rezon, who reigned in Damascus (11:23-25)
And Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied (11:26-40)
Solomon's acts, reign, and death: Rehoboam succeeds him (11:41-43)


Chapter 12

The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, ask him to relax their burden (12:1-5)
On the advice of young men, Rehoboam refuses to do so (12:6-15)
Ten tribes, revolting, kill Adoram and make Rehoboam flee (12:16-19)
Jeroboam is made king of the ten tribes (12:20)
Rehoboam raises an army, but is forbidden to fight his kinsmen (12:21-24)
Jeroboam strengthens himself by cities, and sets up idol worship at Beth-el and Dan (12:25-33)


Chapter 13

Jeroboam's hand, which offered violence to him who prophesied against his altar at Beth-el, withers (13:1-5)
And at the prayer of the prophet is restored (13:6)
The prophet, refusing the king's hospitality, departs from Beth-el (13:7-10)
An old prophet, enticing him, brings him back (13:11-19)
His is reproved by God (13:20-22)
He is slain by a lion (13:23-25)
Buried by the old prophet (13:26-30)
Who confirms his prophecy (13:31-32)
Jeroboam's obstinacy (13:33-34)


Chapter 14

Jeroboam sends his wife, disguised, to the prophet Ahijah (14:1-4)
Ahijah, forewarned by God, announces His judgment on the house of Jeroboam (14:5-16)
Jeroboam's son dies and is buried (14:17-18)
Nadab succeeds Jeroboam (14:19-20)
Rehoboam's wicked reign (14:21-24)
Judgment on Rehoboam, Shishak, the king of Egypt, spoils Jerusalem (14:25-31)


Chapter 15

Abijam's wicked reign (15:1-8)
Asa's good reign (15:9-15)
The war between Baasha and Asa causes him to make a league with Ben-hadad (15:16-22)
Jehoshaphat succeeds Asa (15:23-24)
Nadab's wicked reign (15:25-26)
Baasha conspires against him, fulfilling Ahijah's prophecy (15:27-30)
Nadab's acts and death (15:31-32)
Baasha's wicked reign (15:33-34)


Chapter 16

Jehu's prophecy against Baasha (16:1-4)
Elah succeeds him (16:5-7)
Zimri, conspiring against Elah, succeeds him (16:8-10)
Zimri fulfills Jehu's prophecy (16:11-14)
Omri forces Zimri to burn himself (16:15-20)
Omri prevails against Tibni (16:21-24)
His wicked reign (16:25-26)
Ahab succeeds him (16:27-28)
Ahab's most wicked reign (16:29-30)
Ahab marries Jezebel (16:32-33)
Joshua's curse upon Hiel (16:34)


Chapter 17

Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him (17:1-7)
He is sent to the widow of Zarephath (17:8-16)
He raises the widow's son (17:17-23)
The woman believes him (17:24)


Chapter 18

In the extremity of famine, Elijah, sent to Ahab, meets Obadiah (18:1-8)
Obadiah brings Ahab to Elijah (18:9-14)
Elijah, reproving Ahab (18:15-19)
Elijah on Mount Carmel Victory over Baal (18:20-40)
Elijah prays for rain (18:41-46)


Chapter 19

Elijah, threatened by Jezebel, flees to Beer-sheba (19:1-3)
Elijah desires to die, and is comforted by an angel in the wilderness (19:4-8)
At Horeb God appears unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha (19:9-18)
Elisha takes leave of his friends, and follows Elijah (19:19-21)


Chapter 20

Ben-hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besieges Samaria (20:1-12)
By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain (20:13-21)
As Ahab was forewarned, the Syrians come against him in Aphek (20:22-27)
The Syrians are defeated again (20:28-30)
Ahab sends Ben-hadad away with a covenant (20:31-34)
The prophet announces God's judgment of Ahab (20:35-43)


Chapter 21

Ahab is denied the vineyard of Naboth (21:1-4)
Jezebel writes letters resulting in Naboth's death (21:5-14)
Ahab takes possession of the vineyard (21:15-24)
Ahab repents and God defers judgment (21:25-29)


Chapter 22

Ahab, seduced by false prophets (22:1-12)
According to Miaiah's prophecy (22:13-28)
The death of Ahab (22:29-36)
The dogs lick up his blood (22:37-38)
Ahaziah succeeds him (22:39-40)
Jehoshaphat's good reign (22:41-44)
His acts (22:45-49)
Jehoram succeeds him (22:50)
Ahaziah's evil reign (22:51-53)



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2 KINGS




Chapter 1

Moab rebels against Israel (1:1-4)
Elijah twice brings down fire from heaven upon those sent to apprehend him (1:5-12)
He pities the third captain and, encouraged by an angel, tells the king of his death (1:13-16)
Jehoram succeeds Ahaziah (1:17-18)


Chapter 2

Elijah taking leave of Elisha, divides Jordan with his mantle (2:1-8)
And granting Elisha his request, is taken up by a fiery chariot into heaven (2:9-11)
Elisha, dividing Jordan with Elijah's mantle, is acknowledged his successor (2:12-15)
Three days the young prophets seek Elijah, but fail to find him (2:16-18)
Elijah heals the unwholesome waters with salt (2:19-22)
Bears destroy the children who mock Elisha (2:23-25)


Chapter 3

Jehoram's reign (3:1-3)
Mesha rebels (3:4-5)
Elisha obtains water and the promise of victory for Jehoram and his host (3:6-20)
The Moabites, coming to spoil, are deceived by the color of the water and overcome (3:21-25)
The King of Moab, by sacrificing his own son, raises the siege (3:26-27)


Chapter 4

Elisha multiplies the widow's oil (4:1-7)
He gives a son to the good Shunammite (4:8-17)
He raises again her dead son (4:18-37)
At Gilgal he renders the poison pottage harmless (4:38-41)
He satisfies a hundred men with twenty loaves (4:42-44)


Chapter 5

Naaman goes to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy (5:1-7)
Elisha, sending him to Jordan, cures him (5:8)
Elisha declines Naaman's gifts, and grants him some of the earth (5:15-19)
Gehazi, lying to Naaman in his master's name, is smitten with leprosy (5:20-27)


Chapter 6

Elisha grants the young prophets' request (6:1-4)
He causes iron to swim (6:5-7)
He discloses Syria's plans to the king of Israel (6:8-12)
The army is sent to Dothan to seize Elisha, and is smitten with blindness (6:13-18)
The Syrians are brought into Samaria, then dismissed in peace (6:19-23)
The famine in Samaria causes women to eat their own children (6:24-29)
The king sends a man to slay Elisha (6:30-33)


Chapter 7

Elisha prophesies plenty in Samaria (7:1-2)
Four lepers discover the Syrians have fled (7:3-8)
They return with the tidings (7:9-11)
The king spoils the tents of the Syrians (7:12-16)
The lord who would not believe the prophecy of plenty is trodden to death in the press (7:17-20)


Chapter 8

The Shunammite's land is restored by the king because of Elisha's miracle (8:1-6)
Ben-hadad sends Hazael to Elisha to learn if he will recover (8:7-9)
Learning that his master will die, Hazael kills and succeeds him (8:10-15)
Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah (8:16-19)
Edom and Libnah revolt (8:20-23)
Ahaziah succeeds Jehoram (8:24)
Ahaziah's wicked reign (8:25-27)
He visits the wounded Joram at Jezreel (8:28-29)


Chapter 9

Elisha sends a young prophet with instructions to anoint Jehu at Ramoth-gilead (9:1-3)
The prophet delivers his message and flees (9:4-10)
Jehu, made king by the soldiers, kills Joram in the field of Naboth (9:11-26)
Ahaziah is slain at Gur and buried at Jerusalem (9:27-29)
Jezebel is thrown down out of a window and eaten by dogs (9:30-37)


Chapter 10

Jehu sends out letters and causes seventy of Ahab's children to be beheaded (10:1-7)
He excuses his act by Elijah's prophecy (10:8-11)
He slays forty-two of Ahaziah's brethren (10:12-14)
He takes Jehonadab into his company (10:15-17)
He destroys all the worshipers of Baal (10:18-28)
Jehu follows in Jeroboam's sinful path (10:29-31)
Hazael oppresses Israel (10:32-34)
Jehoahaz succeeds Jehu (10:35-36)


Chapter 11

Jehoash (Joash) is saved from Athaliah's purge of the king's sons and is hidden six years in the house of God (11:1-3)
Jehoiada commands the captains concerning Jehoash's safety and anoints him king (11:4-12)
Athaliah is slain (11:13-16)
Jehoiada restores the worship of God (11:17-21)


Chapter 12

Jehoash gives orders for the repair of the temple (12:1-16)
Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures (12:17-18)
Jehoash is slain by his servants, and Amaziah succeeds him (12:19-21)


Chapter 13

Jehoahaz and his wicked reign (13:1-2)
Jehoahaz is oppressed by Hazael but finds relief in prayer (13:3-7)
Joash succeeds him (13:8-9)
His wicked reign (13:10-11)
Jeroboam succeeds him (13:12-13)
Elisha, on his deathbed, prophesies that Joash will win three victories over the Syrians (13:14-19)
When the Moabites invade the land, Elisha's bones raise up a dead man (13:20-21)
After Hazael's death, Joash wins three victories over Ben-hadad (13:22-25)


Chapter 14

Amaziah's good reign (14:1-4)
He kills the murderers of his father (14:5-7)
Amaziah provokes Jehoash and is overcome and spoiled (14:8-14)
Jeroboam succeeds Jehoash (14:15-16)
Amaziah is slain by a conspiracy (14:17-20)
Azariah succeeds him (14:21-22)
Jeroboam's wicked reign (14:23-27)
Zachariah succeeds him (14:28-29)


Chapter 15

Azariah's good reign (15:1-4)
On his death as a leper, Jotham succeeds him (15:5-7)
Zachariah, the last of Jehu's descendants, is slain by Shallum after an evil reign (15:8-12)
Shallum reigns a month and is slain by Menahem (15:13-15)
Menahem strengthens himself by gifts to Pul (15:16-20)
Pekahiah succeeds him (15:21-22)
Pekahiah is slain by Pekah (15:23-26)
Pekah is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and is slain by Hoshea (15:27-31)
Jotham's good reign (15:32-35)
Ahaz succeeds him (15:36-38)


Chapter 16

The wicked reign of Ahaz (16:1-4)
Ahaz is assailed by Rezin and Pekah, and hires Tiglath-pileser to fight against them (16:5-9)
Ahaz sends the pattern and specifications of an altar from Damascus to Urijah (16:10-13)
He diverts the brazen altar to his own use (16:14-16)
He spoils the temple (16:17-18)
Hezekiah succeeds him (16:19-20)


Chapter 17

Hoshea's wicked reign (17:1-2)
After subjection by Shalmaneser, he conspires against him with So, king of Egypt (17:3-4)
Samaria, for her sins, is made captive (17:5-23)
The sins of foreign nations, which were transplanted in Samaria, make a mixture of religions (17:24-41)


Chapter 18

Hezekiah's good reign (18:1-3)
He destroys idolatry, and prospers (18:4-8)
Samaria is carried away captive for her sins (18:9-12)
Sennacherib invades Judah but is pacified by heavy tribute (18:13-16)
Rab-shaken, Sennacherib's messenger, reviles Hezekiah, and by blasphemous persuasion incites revolt (18:17-37)


Chapter 19

Hezekiah, in deep mourning, asks Isaiah to pray for them (19:1-5)
Isaiah comforts them (19:6-7)
Sennacherib, on the way to an encounter with Tirhakah, sends a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah (19:8-13)
Hezekiah's prayer (19:14-19)
Isaiah prophesies the destruction of Sennacherib and Zion's good (19:20-34)
An angel slays the Assyrians (19:35-36)
Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons (19:37)


Chapter 20

Hezekiah receives warning of his death, but his life is lengthened through prayer (20:1-7)
The sun goes ten degrees backward, as a sign of that promise (20:8-11)
Berodach-baladan sends men to visit Hezekiah and takes note of his wonderful treasures (20:12-13)
Isaiah, learning of it, foretells the Babylonian captivity (20:14-19)
Manasseh succeeds Hezekiah (20:20-21)


Chapter 21

Manasseh's reign (21:1-2)
His great idolatry (21:3-9)
His wickedness causes prophecies against Judah (21:10-16)
Amon succeeds him (21:17-18)
Amon's wicked reign (21:19-22)
After Amon is killed by his servants, and they are slain by the people, Josiah is made king (21:23-26)


Chapter 22

Josiah's good reign (22:1-2)
His steps to repair the temple (22:3-7)
After Hilkiah finds a book of the law, Josiah sends to Huldah to inquire of the Lord (22:8-14)
Huldah prophesies Jerusalem's destruction, to be delayed throughout Josiah's life (22:15-20)


Chapter 23

Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly (23:1-2)
He renews the covenant of the Lord (23:3)
He destroys idolatry (23:4-14)
He burns dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was prophesied (23:15-20)
He keeps a most solemn passover (23:21-23)
He puts away mediums, wizards and all abominations (23:24-25)
God's great wrath against Judah (23:26-28)
Josiah provokes Pharaoh-nechoh and is slain at Megiddo (23:29-30)
Jehoahaz succeeds him and is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who makes Jehoiakim king (23:31-35)
Jehoiakim's wicked reign (23:36-37)


Chapter 24

Jehoiakim is subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebels against him and causes his own ruin (24:1-4)
Jehoiachin succeeds him (24:5-6)
The king of Judah is vanquished by the king of Babylon (24:7)
Jehoiachin's evil reign (24:8-9)
Jerusalem is taken and the people carried captive into Babylon (24:10-16)
Zedekiah is made king, and reigns badly (24:17-20)


Chapter 25

Jerusalem is again besieged (25:1-3)
Zedekiah is taken, his sons slain, and his eyes put out (25:4-7)
Nebuzar-adan defaces the city, and carries into captivity all who are left (25:8-11)
Except poor laborers (25:12)
He carries away the treasures (25:13-17)
The nobles are slain at Riblah (25:18-21)
Gedaliah, who was set over those remaining, is slain, and the rest flee into Egypt (25:22-26)
Evil-merodach promotes Jehoiachin in his court (25:27-30)




CHRONOLOGY   OF   EVENTS
IN   THE   BIBLE   BY   BOOK

GENESIS EXODUS LEVITICUS NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH
1 SAMUEL 2 SAMUEL 1 KINGS 2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES 2 CHRONICLES EZRA NEHEMIAH
ESTHER JOB PSALMS PROVERBS
ECCLESIASTES SONG OF SOLOMON ISAIAH JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS EZEKIEL DANIEL HOSEA
JOEL AMOS OBADIAH JONAH
MICAH NAHUM HABAKKUK ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI ZECHARIAH MALACHI MATTHEW
MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS
ROMANS 1 CORINTHIANS 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS
EPHESIANS PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS 1 THESSALONIANS
2 THESSALONIANS 1 TIMOTHY 2 TIMOTHY TITUS
PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES 1 PETER
2 PETER 1 JOHN 2 JOHN 3 JOHN
JUDE REVELATION


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