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1 Kings 9:2-10 (New International Version)

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2 the LORD appeared1 to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The LORD said to him: "I have heard2 the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name3 there forever. My eyes4 and my heart will always be there. 4 "As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart5 and uprightness, as David6 your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,7 5 I will establish8 your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail9 to have a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 "But if youa or your sons turn away10 from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given youb and go off to serve other gods11 and worship them, 7 then I will cut off Israel from the land12 I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.13 Israel will then become a byword14 and an object of ridicule15 among all peoples. 8 And though this temple is now imposing, all who pass by will be appalled16 and will scoff and say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'17 9 People will answer,18 'Because they have forsaken19 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 disaster20 on them.' "

Solomon's Other Activities

9:10-28pp -- 2Ch 8:1-18

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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