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

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

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