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1 Kings 3:3-6

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3:3 Solomon demonstrated his loyalty to the Lord by following 1  the practices 2  of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

3:4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for it had the most prominent of the high places. 3  Solomon would offer up 4  a thousand burnt sacrifices on the altar there. 3:5 One night in Gibeon the Lord appeared 5  to Solomon in a dream. God said, “Tell 6  me what I should give you.” 3:6 Solomon replied, “You demonstrated 7  great loyalty to your servant, my father David, as he served 8  you faithfully, properly, and sincerely. 9  You have maintained this great loyalty to this day by allowing his son to sit on his throne. 10 

1 tn Heb “Solomon loved the Lord by walking in.”

2 tn Or “policies, rules.”

3 tn Heb “for it was the great high place.”

4 tn The verb form is an imperfect, which is probably used here in a customary sense to indicate continued or repeated action in past time. See GKC 314 §107.b.

5 tn Or “revealed himself.”

6 tn Heb “ask.”

7 tn Heb “did.”

8 tn Heb “walked before.”

9 tn Heb “in faithfulness and in innocence and in uprightness of heart with you.”

10 tn Heb “and you have kept to him this great loyalty and you gave to him a son [who] sits on his throne as this day.”



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