The Lord Appears to Solomon

1 Kings 9

1 j As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord k and the king's house and l all that Solomon desired to build, 2 m the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, n by putting my name there forever. o My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 4 And as for you, if you will p walk before me, q as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules, 5 r then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, 'You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 s But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 t then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, u and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, v and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And this house will become a heap of ruins. 1 Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, w 'Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?' 9 Then they will say, 'Because x they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.'"

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:1 - 9
    As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build.
    2 Chronicles 7:11 - 22
    Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 7:1
    Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.
    2 Chronicles 8:1
    At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:19
    And all the store cities that Solomon had, and the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
    2 Chronicles 8:6
    And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had and all the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
  4. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:5
    At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, "Ask what I shall give you.
    1 Kings 11:9
    And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:16
    'Since the day that I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there. But I chose David to be over my people Israel.'
    1 Kings 8:29
    That your eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you have said, 'My name shall be there,' that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:12
    A land that the Lord your God cares for. The eyes of the Lord your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 17:1
    When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.
  8. Cross References
    1 Kings 11:4
    For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
    1 Kings 11:6
    So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done.
    1 Kings 11:38
    And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.
    1 Kings 14:8
    And tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you, and yet you have not been like my servant David, who kept my commandments and followed me with all his heart, doing only that which was right in my eyes.
    1 Kings 15:5
    Because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 6:12
    Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father.
    1 Chronicles 22:10
    He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.
    1 Kings 2:4
    That the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.
  10. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:14
    I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men.
    Psalms 89:30
    If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my rules.
    Psalms 89:32
    Then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess. You will not live long in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
    2 Kings 17:23
    Until the Lord removed Israel out of his sight, as he had spoken by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was exiled from their own land to Assyria until this day.
    2 Kings 25:21
    And the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of its land.
  12. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:14
    Therefore I will do to the house that is called by my name, and in which you trust, and to the place that I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh.
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:37
    And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away.
    Psalms 44:14
    You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:24 - 26
    All the nations will say, 'Why has the Lord done thus to this land? What caused the heat of this great anger?
    Jeremiah 22:8 - 9
    "'And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbor, "Why has the Lord dealt thus with this great city?"
  15. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:18
    And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the Lord and followed the Baals.
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