Bible: 1 Kings 11:17-22

11:17 Hadad, 1  who was only a small boy at the time, escaped with some of his father’s Edomite servants and headed for Egypt. 2  11:18 They went from Midian to Paran; they took some men from Paran and went to Egypt. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, supplied him with a house and food and even assigned him some land. 3  11:19 Pharaoh liked Hadad so well 4  he gave him his sister-in-law (Queen Tahpenessister) as a wife. 5  11:20 Tahpenessister gave birth to his son, 6  named Genubath. Tahpenes raised 7  him in Pharaoh’s palace; Genubath grew up in Pharaoh’s palace among Pharaoh’s sons. 11:21 While in Egypt Hadad heard that David had passed away 8  and that Joab, the commander of the army, was dead. So Hadad asked Pharaoh, “Give me permission to leave 9  so I can return to my homeland.” 11:22 Pharaoh said to him, “What do you lack here that makes you want to go to your homeland?” 10  Hadad replied, 11 Nothing, but please give me permission to leave.” 12 

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