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1 Kings 9:1-9 (New American Standard)

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God's Promise and Warning

1 1Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and 2the king's house, and 3all athat Solomon desired to do, 2 that 4the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The LORD said to him, "5I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built 6by putting My name there forever , and 7My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually . 4 "As for you, 8if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances, 5 then 9I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I bpromised to your father David, saying, 'cYou shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 "10But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 11then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and 12the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will dcast out of My sight. So 13Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 "And this house will become e14a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, '15Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?' 9 "And they will say, '16Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.' "
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