1 Kings 11

Richard B suggests a large chiasm for the chapter.

A. 1-8 Solomon’s deeds

B. 9-13 Loss of ten tribes

12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. (13) 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.

C. 14-22 Hadad’s opposition

And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon”

C’. 23-25 Rezon’s opposition

And God stirred him up another adversary

B’. 26-40 Loss of ten tribes

34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant’s sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes: 35But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes. 36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

A’.41-43 Summary of Solomon deeds.

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