And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king'shouse, and all Solomon'sdesire which he was pleased to do ,
That the LORDappeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.3
And the LORDsaid unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast madebefore me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built , to put my name there forever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.4
And if thou wilt walkbefore me, as David thy fatherwalked , in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:5
Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father,saying , There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.6
But if ye shall at allturn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have setbefore you, but go and serveothergods, and worship them:
Then will I cut offIsraelout of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:8
And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished , and shall hiss ; and they shall say , Why hath the LORDdone thus unto this land, and to this house?9
And they shall answer , Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon othergods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORDbrought upon them all this evil.10
And it came to pass at the end of twentyyears, when Solomon had built the twohouses, the house of the LORD, and the king'shouse,11
(Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnishedSolomon with cedartrees and firtrees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that thenkingSolomongaveHiramtwentycities in the land of Galilee.12
And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleaseda him not.
And he said , What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabulb unto this day.