1 Kings 3:3
New International Version
Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

New Living Translation
Solomon loved the LORD and followed all the decrees of his father, David, except that Solomon, too, offered sacrifices and burned incense at the local places of worship.

English Standard Version
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places.

Berean Study Bible
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David—except that he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

King James Bible
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon loved the LORD by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon loved the LORD and followed his father David's instructions, but Solomon also offered sacrifices and burned incense at the shrines.

Good News Translation
Solomon loved the LORD and followed the instructions of his father David, but he also slaughtered animals and offered them as sacrifices on various altars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon loved the LORD by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

International Standard Version
Solomon loved the LORD, and lived according to the statutes that his father David obeyed, except that he sacrificed and burned offerings at the high places.

NET Bible
Solomon demonstrated his loyalty to the LORD by following the practices of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon loved the LORD and lived by his father David's rules. However, he still sacrificed and burned incense at these other worship sites.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father; only he sacrificed and offered in the high places.

New American Standard 1977
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David, his father; only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: except that he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

American King James Version
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

American Standard Version
And Solomon loved Jehovah, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon loved the Lord, so as to walk in the ordinances of David his father; only he sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the precepts of David his father, only he sacrificed in the high places: and burnt incense.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon loved Jehovah, walking in the statutes of David his father; only, he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

English Revised Version
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

World English Bible
Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon loveth Jehovah, to walk in the statutes of David his father -- only, in high places he is sacrificing and making perfume --
Study Bible
Solomon's Rule Consolidated
2The people, however, were still sacrificing on the high places because a house for the Name of the LORD had not yet been built. 3And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David— except that he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:3
But the one who loves God is known by God.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12
"And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 10:13
and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD that I am giving you this day for your own good?

Deuteronomy 11:13
So if you carefully obey the commandments I am giving you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,

Deuteronomy 30:16
For I am commanding you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and increase, and the LORD your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

1 Kings 2:3
And keep the charge of the LORD your God to walk in His ways and to keep His statutes, commandments, ordinances, and decrees, as is written in the law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you turn,

1 Kings 9:4
And as for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and uprightness, doing all I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

1 Kings 11:4
For when Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.

1 Kings 11:6
So Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD--and unlike his father David, he did not follow the LORD completely.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 145:20
The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.

Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

loved

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Deuteronomy 30:6,16,20
And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live…

walking

1 Kings 3:6,14
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day…

1 Kings 2:3,4
And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: …

1 Kings 11:34
Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:

only he

1 Kings 15:14
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

1 Kings 22:24
But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

2 Kings 12:3
But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.







Lexicon
And Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹה֙ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

loved
וַיֶּאֱהַ֤ב (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

walking
לָלֶ֕כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the statutes
בְּחֻקּ֖וֹת (bə·ḥuq·qō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

of his father
אָבִ֑יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

David—
דָּוִ֣ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

except that
רַ֚ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

he
ה֥וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

sacrificed
מְזַבֵּ֖חַ (mə·zab·bê·aḥ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

and burned incense
וּמַקְטִֽיר׃ (ū·maq·ṭîr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

on the high places.
בַּבָּמ֔וֹת (bab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation
Verse 3. - And Solomon loved the Lord [thus keeping the first and great commandment, the "Shema Israel" (Deuteronomy 6:5; cf. Deuteronomy 30:16; Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27)], walking in the statutes of David his father [i.e., those which David had kept (verses 6,14) and commanded him to keep (ch. 1 Kings 2:4)]: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. [These words clearly show that the worship of the high places, although condoned, and indeed accepted, by God (ver. 5) was not strictly lawful and right. It was an ignorance that God winked at. The historian, remembering what the worship of the high places became, notices this as an imperfection of Solomon's early reign, though he does not say that such worship was sinful. 3:1-4 He that loved the Lord, should, for his sake, have fixed his love upon one of the Lord's people. Solomon was a wise man, a rich man, a great man; yet the brightest praise of him, is that which is the character of all the saints, even the poorest, He loved the Lord. Where God sows plentifully, he expects to reap accordingly; and those that truly love God and his worship, will not grudge the expenses of their religion. We must never think that wasted which is laid out in the service of God.
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