11:33 I am taking the kingdom from him 1 because they have 2 abandoned me and worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte, the Moabite god Chemosh, and the Ammonite god Milcom. They have not followed my instructions 3 by doing what I approve and obeying my rules and regulations, like Solomon’s father David did. 4
1 Kings 11:38Context
11:38 You must obey 5 all I command you to do, follow my instructions, 6 do what I approve, 7 and keep my rules and commandments, like my servant David did. Then I will be with you and establish for you a lasting dynasty, as I did for David; 8 I will give you Israel.
1 tn The words “I am taking the kingdom from him” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tc This is the reading of the MT; the LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate read “he has.”
3 tn Heb “walked in my ways.”
4 tn Heb “by doing what is right in my eyes, my rules and my regulations, like David his father.”
6 tn Heb “walk in my ways.”
7 tn Heb “do what is right in my eyes.”
8 tn Heb “I will build for you a permanent house, like I built for David.”