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1 Kings 9:3-6

9:3 The Lord said to him, “I have answered 1  your prayer and your request for help that you made to me. I have consecrated this temple you built by making it my permanent home; 2  I will be constantly present there. 3  9:4 You must serve me with integrity and sincerity, just as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations. 4  9:5 Then I will allow your dynasty to rule over Israel permanently, 5  just as I promised your father David, ‘You will not fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ 6 

9:6 “But if you or your sons ever turn away from me, fail to obey the regulations and rules I instructed you to keep, 7  and decide to serve and worship other gods, 8 

1 tn Heb “I have heard.”

2 tn Heb “by placing my name there perpetually” (or perhaps, “forever”).

3 tn Heb “and my eyes and my heart will be there all the days.”

4 tn Heb “As for you, if you walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, by doing all which I commanded you, [and] you keep my rules and my regulations.” Verse 4 is actually a lengthy protasis (“if” section) of a conditional sentence, the apodosis (“then” section) of which appears in v. 5.

5 tn Heb “I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever.”

6 tn Heb “there will not be cut off from you a man from upon the throne of Israel.”

7 tn Heb “which I placed before you.”

8 tn Heb “and walk and serve other gods and bow down to them.”

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