The Lord Appears to Solomon

1 Kings 9

1 And a it came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD b and the king's house, and c all Solomon's desire which he wanted to do, 2 that the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, d as He had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the LORD said to him: e "I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built f to put My name there forever, g and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 4 "Now if you h walk before Me i as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you j keep My statutes and My judgments, 5 "then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, k as I promised David your father, saying, 'You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 l "But if you or your sons at all 1 turn from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 m "then I will 2 cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated n for My name I will cast out of My sight. o Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 "And as for p this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, q 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?' 9 "Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this r calamity on them.' "

  1. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:11
    Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king's house; and Solomon successfully accomplished all that came into his heart to make in the house of the LORD and in his own house.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 7:1
    But Solomon took thirteen years to build his own house; so he finished all his house.
  3. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 8:6
    Also Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities and the cities of the cavalry, and all that 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 shall I give you?
    1 Kings 11:9
    So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.
    2 Chronicles 1:7
    On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask! What shall I give you?
  5. Cross References
    2 Kings 20:5
    Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
    Psalms 10:17
    LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:29
    That Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day, toward the place of which You said, 'My name shall be there,' that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:12
    A land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 17:1
    When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 11:4
    For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
    1 Kings 11:6
    Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David.
    1 Kings 15:5
    Because David did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
  10. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:61
    "Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day."
  11. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12
    When your days are fulfilled and you rest with ...
    2 Samuel 7:16
    "And your house and your kingdom shall be estab...
    1 Kings 2:4
    "that the LORD may fulfill His word which He sp...
    1 Kings 6:12
    Concerning this temple which you are building, ...
    1 Kings 8:25
    "Therefore, LORD God of Israel, now keep what Y...
    1 Chronicles 22:10
    'He shall build a house for My name, and he sha...
    Matthew 1:6
    And Jesse begot David the king. David the king ...
    Matthew 25:31
    When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all...
  12. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:14 - 16
    I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
    2 Chronicles 7:19
    But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them.
    2 Chronicles 7:20
    Then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
    Psalms 89:30
    If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments.
  13. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:24 - 29
    Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you.
    Deuteronomy 4:26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
    2 Kings 17:23
    Until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day.
    2 Kings 25:21
    Then the king of Babylon struck them and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive from its own land.
  14. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:4 - 14
    "Do not trust in these lying words, saying, 'The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.'
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:37
    And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations where the LORD will drive you.
    Psalms 44:14
    You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
    Jeremiah 24:9
    I will deliver them to trouble into all the kingdoms of the earth, for their harm, to be a reproach and a byword, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them.
  16. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:21
    "And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and this house?'
  17. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:24 - 26
    "All nations would say, 'Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?'
    Jeremiah 22:8
    "And many nations will pass by this city; and everyone will say to his neighbor, 'Why has the LORD done so to this great city?'
    Jeremiah 22:9
    "Then they will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.'"
  18. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:25 - 28
    Then people would say: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
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