1 Kings 11:39

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

1 Kings 11:39 in Other Translations

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
39 And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.'"
39 Because of Solomon’s sin I will punish the descendants of David—though not forever.’”
39 I am bringing pain and trouble on David's descendants, but the trials won't last forever."
39 I will humble David's descendants, because of [their unfaithfulness], but not forever.' "

1 Kings 11:39 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

1 Kings 11:39 In-Context

37 However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
38 If you do whatever I command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right in my eyes by obeying my decrees and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you.
39 I will humble David’s descendants because of this, but not forever.’ ”
40 Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon’s death.
41 As for the other events of Solomon’s reign—all he did and the wisdom he displayed—are they not written in the book of the annals of Solomon?
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