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1 Kings 9:9 NIV

9 People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the LORD brought all this disaster on them.’ ”

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  • a 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
  • b 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
  • c 9:8 - See some Septuagint manuscripts, Old Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Targum; Hebrew "And though this temple is now imposing, all"
  • d 9:13 - "Kabul" sounds like the Hebrew for "good-for-nothing."
  • e 9:14 - That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons
  • f 9:15 - Or "the Millo" ; also in verse 24
  • g 9:18 - The Hebrew may also be read "Tamar."
  • h 9:19 - Or "charioteers"
  • i 9:21 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  • j 9:26 - Or "the Sea of Reeds"
  • k 9:28 - That is, about 16 tons or about 14 metric tons