And the Lord said to him: (A)“I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built (B)to put My name there forever, (C)and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. Now if you (D)walk before Me (E)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 (F)keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, (G)as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’ (H)But if you or your sons at all [a]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, (I)then I will [b]cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated (J)for My name I will cast out of My sight. (K)Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 9:6 turn back
  2. 1 Kings 9:7 destroy