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9 And ait came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord band the king’s house, and call Solomon’s desire which he wanted to do, 2 that the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, das He had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said to him: e“I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built fto put My name there forever, gand My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 4 Now if you hwalk before Me ias your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you jkeep My statutes and My judgments, 5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, kas I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’ 6 lBut if you or your sons at all 1turn 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, 7 mthen I will 2cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated nfor My name I will cast out of My sight. oIsrael will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And as for pthis house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, q‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ 9 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 rcalamity on them.’ ”
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