The LORD said to him: "I have heard3 the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name4 there forever. My eyes5 and my heart will always be there.
then I will cut off Israel from the land13 I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.14 Israel will then become a byword15 and an object of ridicule16 among all peoples.
See some Septuagint manuscripts, Old Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Targum; Hebrew "And though this temple is now imposing, all"
People will answer,19 'Because they have forsaken20 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 disaster21 on them.' "
Three43 times a year Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense before the LORD along with them, and so fulfilled the temple obligations.