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1 Kings 9:7-8

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9:7 then I will remove Israel from the land 1  I have given them, I will abandon this temple I have consecrated with my presence, 2  and Israel will be mocked and ridiculed 3  among all the nations. 9:8 This temple will become a heap of ruins; 4  everyone who passes by it will be shocked and will hiss out their scorn, 5  saying, ‘Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?’

1 tn Heb “I will cut off Israel from upon the surface of the land.”

2 tn Heb “and the temple which I consecrated for my name I will send away from before my face.”

sn Instead of “I will send away,” the parallel text in 2 Chr 7:20 has “I will throw away.” The two verbs sound very similar in Hebrew, so the discrepancy is likely due to an oral transmissional error.

3 tn Heb “will become a proverb and a taunt,” that is, a proverbial example of destruction and an object of reproach.

4 tn Heb “and this house will be high [or elevated].” The statement makes little sense in this context, which predicts the desolation that judgment will bring. Some treat the clause as concessive, “Even though this temple is lofty [now].” Others, following the lead of several ancient versions, emend the text to, “this temple will become a heap of ruins.”

5 tn Heb “hiss,” or perhaps “whistle.” This refers to a derisive sound one would make when taunting an object of ridicule.



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