And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
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Douay Rheims 1609
AS the former book showeth, how after many generations from the beginning of the world, God selecting one special nation for his peculiar people, and the same being afterwards made a kingdom, the Scepter thereof, both by Gods and the peoples election, came to David, and his son Salomon: See this book declareth that first. Salomon reigned peaceably over the whole kingdom. in the nine first chapters. Then, in the other twenty seven chapters, relateth how the same kingdom was divided, ten tribes being taken away (the history whereof is but here briefly touched) and two only, with the title of the kingdom of Juda, were possessed, by succession of nineteen Kings, all of David’s and Salomon’s issue, in royal estate till the captivity in Babylon.