King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

1 Kings 1

David’s declining age. (1-4) Adonijah aspires to the throne. (5-10) David makes Solomon king. (11-31) Solomon is anointed king, and Adonijah’s usurpation stopped. (32-53)

1 Kings 2

David’s dying charge to Solomon. (1-4) David’s charge as to Joab and others. (5-11) Solomon reigns, Adonijah aspiring to the throne is put to death. (12-25) Abiathar banished, Joab put to death. (26-34) Shimei is put to death. (35-46)

1 Kings 3

Solomon’s marriage. (1-4) His vision, His prayer for wisdom. (5-15) The judgment of Solomon. (16-28)

1 Kings 4

Solomon’s court. (1-19) Solomon’s dominions, His daily provision. (20-28) The wisdom of Solomon. (29-34)

1 Kings 5

Solomon’s agreement with Hiram. (1-9) Solomon’s workmen for the temple. (10-18)

1 Kings 6

The building of Solomon’s temple. (1-10) Promise given concerning the temple. (11-14) Particulars respecting the temple. (15-38)

1 Kings 7

Solomon’s buildings. (1-12) Furniture of the temple. (13-47) Vessels of gold. (48-51)

1 Kings 8

The dedication of the temple. (1-11) The occasion. (12-21) Solomon’s prayer. (22-53) His blessing and exhortation. (54-61) Solomon’s peace-offerings. (62-66)

1 Kings 9

God’s answer to Solomon. (1-9) The presents of Solomon and Hiram. (10-14) Solomon’s buildings, His trade. (15-28)

1 Kings 10

The queen of Sheba’s visit to Solomon. (1-13) Solomon’s wealth. (14-29)

1 Kings 11

Solomon’s wives and concubines, His idolatry. (1-8) God’s anger. (9-13) Solomon’s adversaries. (14-25) Jeroboam’s promotion. (26-40) The death of Solomon. (41-43)

1 Kings 12

Rehoboam’s accession, The people’s petition, His rough answer. (1-15) Ten tribes revolt. (16-24) Jeroboam’s idolatry. (25-33)

1 Kings 13

Jeroboam’s sin reproved. (1-10) The prophet deceived. (11-22) The disobedient prophet is slain, Jeroboam’s obstinacy. (23-34)

1 Kings 14

Abijah being sick, his mother consults Ahijah. (1-6) The destruction of Jeroboam’s house. (7-20) Rehoboam’s wicked reign. (21-31)

1 Kings 15

Wicked reign of Abijam, king of Judah. (1-8) Good reign of Asa, king of Judah. (9-24) The evil reigns of Nadab and Baasha in Israel. (25-34)

1 Kings 16

The reigns of Baasha and Elah in Israel. (1-14) Reigns of Zimri and Omri in Israel. (15-28) Ahab’s wickedness, Hiel rebuilds Jericho. (29-34)

1 Kings 17

Elijah fed by ravens. (1-7) Elijah sent to Zarephath. (8-16) Elijah raises the widow’s son to life. (17-24)

1 Kings 18

Elijah sends Ahab notice of his coming. (1-16) Elijah meets Ahab. (17-20) Elijah’s trial of the false prophets. (21-40) Elijah, by prayer, obtains rain. (41-46)

1 Kings 19

Elijah flees to the wilderness. (1-8) God manifests himself to Elijah. (9-13) God’s answer to Elijah. (14-18) The call of Elisha. (19-21)

1 Kings 20

Benhadad besieges Samaria. (1-11) Benhadad’s defeat. (12-21) The Syrians again defeated. (22-30) Ahab makes peace with Benhadad. (31-43)

1 Kings 21

Ahab covets Naboth’s vineyard. (1-4) Naboth murdered by Jezebel. (5-16) Elijah denounces judgments against Ahab. (17-29)

1 Kings 22

Jehoshaphat makes a league with Ahab. (1-14) Micaiah predicts the death of Ahab. (15-28) Death of Ahab. (29-40) Jehoshaphat’s good reign over Judah. (41-50) Ahaziah’s evil reign over Israel. (51-53)