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 1 Kings 9:1 - 9
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 9
9:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Solomon had finished building the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do,
 
9:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the LORD appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.
 
9:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.
 
9:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,
 
9:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.'
 
9:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But if you F54 or your sons turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you F55 and go off to serve other gods and worship them,
 
9:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
 
9:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And though this temple is now imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'
 
9:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
People will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them - that is why the LORD brought all this disaster on them.'"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F54 The Hebrew is plural.
F55 The Hebrew is plural.

 
 

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