1 Kings 11:39

39 Because of Solomon’s sin I will punish the descendants of David—though 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 And I will place you on the throne of Israel, and you will rule over all that your heart desires.
38 If you listen to what I tell you and follow my ways and do whatever I consider to be right, and if you obey my decrees and commands, as my servant David did, then I will always be with you. I will establish an enduring dynasty for you as I did for David, and I will give Israel to you.
39 Because of Solomon’s sin I will punish the descendants of David—though not forever.’”
40 Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but he fled to King Shishak of Egypt and stayed there until Solomon died.
41 The rest of the events in Solomon’s reign, including all his deeds and his wisdom, are recorded in