9 Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all [a]that Solomon desired to do,2 that the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.3 The Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.4 As for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I [b]promised to your father David, saying, ‘[c]You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’
6 “But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,7 then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will [d]cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.8 And this house will become [e]a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’9 And they will say, ‘Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the Lord has brought all this adversity on them.’”
Cities Given to Hiram
10 It came about at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord and the king’s house11 (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.12 So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they [f]did not please him.13 He said, “What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?” So [g]they were called the land of [h]Cabul to this day.14 And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.
15 Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the Lord, his own house, the [i]Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.
1 Kings 9:1Lit Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do
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