1 Kings 6:11
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New International Version
The word of the LORD came to Solomon:

New Living Translation
Then the LORD gave this message to Solomon:

English Standard Version
Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon,

New American Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,

King James Bible
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The word of the LORD came to Solomon:"

International Standard Version
Then this message from the LORD came to Solomon:

NET Bible
The LORD said to Solomon:

New Heart English Bible
The word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke to Solomon, saying,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

American King James Version
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

American Standard Version
And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon saying,

English Revised Version
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

World English Bible
The word of Yahweh came to Solomon, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And the word of Jehovah is unto Solomon, saying,
Study Bible
God's Promise
10He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar. 11Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying, 12"Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:10
He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.

1 Kings 6:12
"Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.
Treasury of Scripture

And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

(11-13) In the midst of this architectural description is inserted a brief notice of the Lord's promise concerning the Temple; which may be compared, and in some degree contrasted, with the fuller utterance given (see 1Kings 9:3-9) after the consecration was over. Unlike this latter, it is one of simple promise of blessing, with no note of warning. But it is to be observed that, in accordance with the general principle laid down in Jeremiah 18:5-10, the promise--repeating the promises already made to David in 2Samuel 7:10-15, and to Moses in Exodus 25:8, but with special application to the newly-built Temple--is made strictly conditional on obedience. In its main points, indeed, as working out the great covenant with Abraham for the blessing of all families of the earth, it was to be in any case fulfilled. But for each generation the enjoyment of the blessings promised was contingent on faith and obedience, and for the whole nation it was from time to time forfeited, until the final destruction of Israel as a nation. Yet even now, St. Paul (Romans 11:29) teaches that for Israel there is still some hope of the ancient promise of blessing.

Verse 11. - And the word of the Lord came to Solomon [probably through the prophet Nathan. It cannot well have been a direct communication, for the second direct revelation is mentioned in 1 Kings 9:2 (cf. 1 Kings 3:5). The original promise was made by Nathan (2 Samuel 7:12). It seems exceedingly probable that the promise would be renewed through him if he were still alive] saying, And the word of the Lord came to Solomon,.... The word of prophecy, as the Targum, foretelling what would be the case of this building, according to the obedience or disobedience of him and the people of Israel; which was brought to him either by an impulse of the Spirit of God upon him; or by the hand of a prophet, as Kimchi thinks; and some of the Jewish writers (y), as he particularly, name Ahijah the Shilonite as the prophet that was sent with this message to him:

saying, as follows.

(y) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 20. p. 53. 1Ki 6:11-14. God's Promises unto It.

11-13. the word of the Lord came to Solomon—probably by a prophet. It was very seasonable, being designed: first, to encourage him to go on with the building, by confirming anew the promise made to his father David (2Sa 7:12-16); and secondly, to warn him against the pride and presumption of supposing that after the erection of so magnificent a temple, he and his people would always be sure of the presence and favor of God. The condition on which that blessing could alone be expected was expressly stated. The dwelling of God among the children of Israel refers to those symbols of His presence in the temple, which were the visible tokens of His spiritual relation to that people.6:11-14 None employ themselves for God, without having his eye upon them. But God plainly let Solomon know that all the charge for building this temple, would neither excuse from obedience to the law of God, nor shelter from his judgments, in case of disobedience.
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