11Now it came about when Solomon had finishedbuilding the house of the LORD, and 2the king'shouse, and 3allathat Solomondesired to do,
that 4the LORDappeared to Solomon a secondtime, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
The LORDsaid to him, "5I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have madebefore Me; I have consecratedthishousewhich you have built6by putting My namethereforever , and 7My eyes and My heart will be thereperpetually .
"As for you, 8if you will walkbefore Me as your fatherDavidwalked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
then 9I will establish the throne of your kingdomoverIsraelforever, just as I bpromised to your fatherDavid, saying, 'cYou shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
"10But if you or your sonsindeedturnaway from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statuteswhich I have setbefore you, and go and serveothergods and worship them,
711then I will cutoffIsrael from the landwhich I have given them, and 12the housewhich I have consecrated for My name, I will dcast out of My sight. So 13Israel will become a proverb and a byword among allpeoples.
"And thishouse will becomee14a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, '15Why has the LORDdonethus to thisland and to thishouse?'
"And they will say, '16Because they forsook the LORD their God, whobrought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adoptedothergods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has broughtallthisadversity on them.' "