then I will cut off Israel from the land(A) I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.(B) Israel will then become a byword(C) and an object of ridicule(D) among all peoples.

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This temple will become a heap of rubble. All[a] who pass by will be appalled(A) and will scoff and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 9:8 See some Septuagint manuscripts, Old Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Targum; Hebrew And though this temple is now imposing, all

But if you do not obey(A) these commands, declares the Lord, I swear(B) by myself that this palace will become a ruin.’”

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