1 Kings 9:3-9 NIV

3 The LORD said to him: "I have heard1 the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name2 there forever. My eyes3 and my heart will always be there.

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4 "As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart4 and uprightness, as David5 your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,6

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5 I will establish7 your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail8 to have a man on the throne of Israel.'

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6 "But if youa or your sons turn away9 from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given youb and go off to serve other gods10 and worship them,

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    • a 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
    • b 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
      7 then I will cut off Israel from the land11 I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.12 Israel will then become a byword13 and an object of ridicule14 among all peoples.
      8 And though this temple is now imposing, all who pass by will be appalled15 and will scoff and say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'16

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      9 People will answer,17 'Because they have forsaken18 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 disaster19 on them.' "

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