beside the mischief
1 Kings 11:25
11:25 beside the mischief. Both Hadad and Rezon kept “vexing” Solomon throughout the rest of his days. God may have allowed this as a reminder to Solomon that God’s promises to him had been conditional (I Kings 6:11-13), and that he was in serious danger of having his kingdom taken away. In any case, Solomon continued in his compromising ways.