1 Kings 11:39
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New International Version
I will humble David's descendants because of this, but not forever.'"

New Living Translation
Because of Solomon's sin I will punish the descendants of David--though not forever.'"

English Standard Version
And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.’”

Berean Study Bible
Because of this, I will humble David’s descendants—but not forever.’”

New American Standard Bible
'Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.'"

King James Bible
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
I will humble David's descendants, because of their unfaithfulness, but not forever.'"

Contemporary English Version
"I will punish the descendants of David, but not forever."

Good News Translation
Because of Solomon's sin I will punish the descendants of David, but not for all time.'"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will humble David's descendants, because of their unfaithfulness, but not forever.'"

International Standard Version
This is how I'm going to afflict David's descendants because of what they have done, though I won't do it continuously.'"

NET Bible
I will humiliate David's descendants because of this, but not forever."

New Heart English Bible
I will for this afflict the offspring of David, but not forever.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make David's descendants suffer for this, but not always."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will afflict the seed of David because of this, but not for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will for this afflict the descendants of David, but not forever.

American King James Version
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

American Standard Version
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but yet not for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

English Revised Version
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for over.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

World English Bible
I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and I humble the seed of David for this; only, not all the days.'
Study Bible
Jeroboam's Rebellion
38If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 39Because of this, I will humble David’s descendants— but not forever .’” 40Solomon therefore sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, where he remained until the death of Solomon.…
Cross References
1 Kings 11:38
If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

1 Kings 11:40
Solomon therefore sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, where he remained until the death of Solomon.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

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1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people …

1 Kings 14:8,25,26 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you: …

Psalm 89:38-45,49-51 But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been wroth with your anointed…

not for ever

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have …

Psalm 89:30-34 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments…

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Isaiah 11:1-10 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Lamentations 3:31,32 For the LORD will not cast off for ever…

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and …

Luke 2:4,11 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, …







Verse 39. - And I will for this [i.e., the defection just described] afflict the seed of David, but not forever [Heb. all the days. Cf. Psalm 89:28, 33, 36. This limitation, "not forever." would seem to apply to the kingdom, for it was through the loss of their kingdom that the seed of David was afflicted. And if so, it promises, if not a restoration of the kingdom to the house of David, at any rate a renewal or continuance of God's favour. We may perhaps regard the promise as fulfilled in the subsequent history of the kings of Judah. Not only did the kingdom last for nearly 500 years, but the royal house of David maintained its position to the time of Zerubbabel. Nor is it to be overlooked that He "of whose kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke 1:33) was the son of David]. And I will for this afflict the seed of David,.... For the idolatry Solomon had been guilty of, and connived at:

but not for ever; for when the ten tribes were carried captive, the kingdom of Judah flourished under Hezekiah, Josiah, &c. and though the tribe of Judah was carried captive, yet it returned after seventy years captivity, and had rulers over it of the seed of David; and especially to the Messiah has God given the throne of his father David, of whose kingdom there will he no end, Luke 1:32, and Jarchi's note on the text is,

"for in the days of the Messiah the kingdom shall return to it,''

the seed of David; and Abarbinel says, of a truth, at the coming of our Messiah, this prophecy will be fulfilled; but the true Messiah is come already, in whom it is fulfilled; see Kimchi and Abendana, who refer to Ezekiel 37:19. 11:26-40 In telling the reason why God rent the kingdom from the house of Solomon, Ahijah warned Jeroboam to take heed of sinning away his preferment. Yet the house of David must be supported; out of it the Messiah would arise. Solomon sought to kill his successor. Had not he taught others, that whatever devices are in men's hearts, the counsel of the Lord shall stand? Yet he himself thinks to defeat that counsel. Jeroboam withdrew into Egypt, and was content to live in exile and obscurity for awhile, being sure of a kingdom at last. Shall not we be content, who have a better kingdom in reserve?
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