Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to
me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto
Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew,
and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his
girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to
Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I
will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark
of the LORD God before David my father, and because thou hast been
afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my
father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and
in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast
kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to
sit on his throne, as it is this day.
The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that
was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt
offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings:
because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to
receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the
Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped
Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the
Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not
walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep
my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the
fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and
he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the
calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the
high places which he had made.