5 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 successor on the throne of Israel.’

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6 “But if youa or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given youb and go off to serve other gods and worship them,

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    • ‹ 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
    • Œ 9:6 - The Hebrew is plural.
      7 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.
      8 This temple will become a heap of rubble. Allc 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?’

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        •  9:8 - See some Septuagint manuscripts, Old Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Targum; Hebrew "And though this temple is now imposing, all"
          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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          Solomon’s Other Activities

          10 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings—the temple of the LORD and the royal palace—

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              11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.

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              12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.
              13 “What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?” he asked. And he called them the Land of Kabul,d a name they have to this day.

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                • Ž 9:13 - "Kabul" sounds like the Hebrew for "good-for-nothing."
                  14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talentse of gold.

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                    •  9:14 - That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons
                      15 Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD’s temple, his own palace, the terraces,f the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.

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                        •  9:15 - Or "the Millo" ; also in verse 24