1 Kings 11:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

New Living Translation
In Solomon's old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the LORD his God, as his father, David, had been.

English Standard Version
For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

New American Standard Bible
For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

King James Bible
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Solomon was old, his wives seduced him to follow other gods. He was not completely devoted to Yahweh his God, as his father David had been.

International Standard Version
because as Solomon grew older, his wives turned his affections away after other gods, and his heart was not fully as devoted to the LORD his God as his father David's heart had been.

NET Bible
When Solomon became old, his wives shifted his allegiance to other gods; he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.

New Heart English Bible
For it happened, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In his old age, his wives tempted him to follow other gods. He was no longer committed to the LORD his God as his father David had been.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not whole with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

New American Standard 1977
For it came about when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David, his father.

King James 2000 Bible
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

American King James Version
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

American Standard Version
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was now old, his heart was turned away by women to follow strange gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father.

English Revised Version
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

World English Bible
For it happened, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the time of the old age of Solomon, his wives have turned aside his heart after other gods, and his heart hath not been perfect with Jehovah his God, like the heart of David his father.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-8 There is not a more melancholy and astonishing instance of human depravity in the sacred Scriptures, than that here recorded. Solomon became a public worshipper of abominable idols! Probably he by degrees gave way to pride and luxury, and thus lost his relish for true wisdom. Nothing forms in itself a security against the deceitfulness and depravity of the human heart. Nor will old age cure the heart of any evil propensity. If our sinful passions are not crucified and mortified by the grace of God, they never will die of themselves, but will last even when opportunities to gratify them are taken away. Let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. We see how weak we are of ourselves, without the grace of God; let us therefore live in constant dependence on that grace. Let us watch and be sober: ours is a dangerous warfare, and in an enemy's country, while our worst foes are the traitors in our own hearts.
Study Bible
Solomon's Foreign Wives
3He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. 4For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

1 Kings 3:3
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

1 Kings 8:61
"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."

1 Kings 9:4
"As for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

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

1 Kings 15:3
He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David.
Treasury of Scripture

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

when Solomon

1 Kings 11:42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after …

1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had …

1 Kings 14:21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty …

his wives

1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said to the children of …

Deuteronomy 7:4 For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may …

Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not …

Nehemiah 13:26,27 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many …

1 Kings 11:6,38 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully …

1 Kings 6:12,13 Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk …

1 Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk …

1 Kings 9:4 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity …

1 Kings 15:3,14 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before …

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, …

2 Chronicles 17:3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first …

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked …

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