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1 Kings 9:9

Then they will say, ‘Because xthey abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.’ ”

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1 Kings 9:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the Lord brought all this disaster on them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And they shall answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the Lord brought upon them all this evil.

1 Kings 9:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“And the answer will be, ‘Because his people abandoned the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and they worshiped other gods instead and bowed down to them. That is why the Lord has brought all these disasters on them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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 calamity on them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

People will answer, ‘This happened because they left the Lord their God. This was the God who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, but they decided to follow other gods. They worshiped and served those gods, so the Lord brought all this disaster on them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

and they shall answer, Because they forsook Jehovah their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath Jehovah brought all this evil upon them.

1 Kings 9:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And they shall say, Because they forsook Jehovah their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have attached themselves to other gods, and have worshipped them and served them; therefore has Jehovah brought upon them all this evil.

1 Kings 9:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They will answer ⸤themselves⸥, 

‘They abandoned the Lord their God, 

who brought their ancestors out of Egypt. 

They adopted other gods, worshiped, and served them. 

That is why the Lord brought this disaster on them.’ ” 

1 Kings 9:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then they will say: Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, the Lord brought all this ruin on them.

1 Kings 9:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then they will say, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, worshiping them and serving them; therefore the Lord has brought this disaster upon them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And they will say, ‘Because they have forsaken Yahweh their God who brought their ancestors out from the land of Egypt and they embraced other gods and bowed down to them and served them. Therefore, Yahweh brought on them all of this disaster.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“People will answer, ‘Because they have deserted the Lord their God. He brought their people out of Egypt. But they have been holding on to other gods. They’ve been worshiping them. They’ve been serving them. That’s why the Lord has brought all of this horrible trouble on them.’ ”

1 Kings 9:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“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.’ ”