1 Kings 11:39

39 I will humble David’s descendants because of this, but not forever.’ ”

Read 1 Kings 11:39 Using Other Translations

And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.'"
Because of Solomon’s sin I will punish the descendants of David—though not forever.’”

What does 1 Kings 11:39 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 11:39

And I will for this afflict the seed of David
For the idolatry Solomon had been guilty of, and connived at:

but not for ever;
for when the ten tribes were carried captive, the kingdom of Judah flourished under Hezekiah, Josiah and though the tribe of Judah was carried captive, yet it returned after seventy years captivity, and had rulers over it of the seed of David; and especially to the Messiah has God given the throne of his father David, of whose kingdom there will he no end, ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ) , and Jarchi's note on the text is,

``for in the days of the Messiah the kingdom shall return to it,''

the seed of David; and Abarbinel says, of a truth, at the coming of our Messiah, this prophecy will be fulfilled; but the true Messiah is come already, in whom it is fulfilled; see Kimchi and Abendana, who refer to ( Ezekiel 37:19 Ezekiel 37:24 ) .
California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice