Rebuttal Anti Polygamy King David & King Solomon

Rebuttal Anti Polygamy  Bible King David King Solomon,

Polygamy in the Bible

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Anti - Polygamy take Deut 17:17 out of proper context and understanding.

 

The context is “older pagan worshiping women” “because they will lead him away from the LORD”. This is the context connected to  the statement in verse  17 they totally chose to ignore. God is very pro-polygamy.

 

In Nu 31 God gave 32,000 ”non-worshiping pagan young girls”as concubines to Israelites  that they did not join in the pagan worship of the fertility pagan god, part of the many gods of Baal worship. Described in both OT Numbers 25: 1-9 and in NT  2 Cor 10:8. This is God very pro-polygamy even with young pagan girls is ok but not OLD pagan women set in their pagan ways.

 

Deuteronomy 17:15-18 (New Living Translation)

15 If this happens, be sure that you select as king the man the LORD your God chooses. You must appoint a fellow Israelite, not a foreigner.

16 The king must not build up a large stable of horses for himself, and he must never send his people to Egypt to buy horses there, for the LORD has told you, 'You must never return to Egypt.'

 17 The king must not take many  (foreigners or Egyptian  per context)  wives for himself, because they (older pagan foreigners or Egyptian wives)  will lead him away from the LORD. And he must not accumulate vast amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.

 18 "When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy these laws on a scroll for himself in the presence of the Levitical priests.

 

Many Godly Israeli wives will NOT lead him away from the LORD but many old foreigner or Egyptian pagan wives that already worship the pagan fertility god of Baal will lead him to worship their pagan god.

 

 

1 Kings 11:1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides  (Egypt) Pharaoh's daughter--Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.

and particularly from the worship of the true God, as the heart of Solomon was turned away from it by his numerous idolatrous wives, 1 Kings 11:3

1 Kings 11:3-4 (New Living Translation)

3 He (Solomon)  had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. And sure enough, they led his heart away from the LORD. 4 In Solomon's old age, they turned his heart to worship their gods instead of trusting only in the LORD his God, as his father, David, had done.

 

 

2 Samuel 5:13 (New Living Translation)

13 After moving from Hebron to Jerusalem, David married more wives and concubines, and he had many sons and daughters.

2 Samuel 12:11 (New Living Translation)

11 "'Because of what you have done, I, the LORD, will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man, and he will go to bed with them in public view.

 

2 Samuel 5:13 After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

David had over 25 wives and concubines.

1 Kings 15:5   ... Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

1 Kings 15:5 (New Living Translation)

5 For David had done what was pleasing in the LORD's sight and had obeyed the LORD's commands throughout his life, except in the affair concerning Uriah the Hittite.

 

1 Kings 11:4, 6   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 ... And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

King David - a Man After God's Own Heart

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1 Kings 11:4, 6   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 ... And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.


2 Samuel 12:11 "This is what the LORD says: 'Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight.


1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.


1 Kings 11:1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter--Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.


1 Kings 11:3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.


1 Kings 11:4 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.


2 Chronicles 1:15 The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.

 

 

2 Chronicles 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maakah daughter of Absalom

 

more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.


Proverbs 31:3 Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.


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Accumulate Amounts Astray Exceedingly Heart Increase Multiply Silver Turn Turned Wives

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Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

multiply wives Ge 2:24 2Sa 3:2-5 1Ki 11:1-4 Ne 13:26 Mal 2:15 Mt 19:5

neither shall he 1Ki 10:21 Ps 62:10 Pr 30:8,9 Mt 6:19,20 13:22 19:23,24 Lu 12:15 1Ti 6:9,17
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Deuteronomy Chapter 17 Verse 17

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OT Law: Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself (Deut. De Du) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away,.... From attending to the duty of his office, the care and government of his people, and from serious religion; and particularly from the worship of the true God, as the heart of Solomon was turned away from it by his numerous idolatrous wives, 1 Kings 11:3, it is a common notion of the Jews that a king might have eighteen wives, and no more (k): neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold; he might increase his wealth, but not greatly, lest his heart should be lifted up with pride by it, and lest his subjects should be oppressed and burdened with taxes for that purpose; or he, being possessed of so much, should make use of it to enslave them, and especially should be so elated with it as to deny God, and despise his providence, and disobey his laws; see Proverbs 30:9. The Jews generally say (l), that he ought not to multiply more than what will pay the stipends or wages of his servants, and only for the treasury of the house of the Lord, and for the necessity of the congregation (or commonwealth), and for their wars; but not for himself, and his own treasury.

(k) Maimon. Issure Biah, c. 1. sect. 2. Misn. ut supra. (Sanhedrin, c. 10. sect. 4.). T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 21. 1. Targum Jon. & Jarchi in loc. (l) Maimon. ib. sect. 4. Misn. ut supra.

 

 

God's Judgment Regarding King David

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Chart of the Kings

King David - Biography

God's Judgment Regarding King David


David was the prototype of a Godly king. Other good kings were compared to David, while evil kings were contrasted with David. Throughout the scripture we see the deep respect God displays for this “man after [God's] own heart.”

1 Kings 15:5   ... Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.


Kings Compared to or Contrasted with David

1 Kings 11:4, 6   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 ... And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

1 Kings 14:8   ... thou [Jeroboam] hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;

1 Kings 15:3   And he [Abijam] walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

1 Kings 15:11   And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.

2 Chronicles 17:3   And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim  (part of pagan Baal fertility god worship Nu 25:1-9  1Cor 10:8)

2 Kings 16:2   Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did NOT  that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.

2 Kings 18:3   And he [Hezekiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.

2 Kings 22:2   And he [Josiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

 

 

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