1 Kings 11:39
Good News Translation
Because of Solomon's sin I will punish the descendants of David, but not for all time.'"

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

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

New American Bible
I will humble David’s line for this, but not forever.”

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

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1 Kings 12:16 Then the people, seeing that the king would not hearken to them, answered him, saying: What portion have we in David? or what inheritance in the son of Isai? Go home to thy dwellings, O Israel: now, David, look to thy own house. So Israel departed to their dwellings.

1 Kings 14:8,25,26 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to thee, and thou hast not been as my servant, David, who kept my commandments, and followed me with all his heart, doing that which was well pleasing in my sight: . . .

Psalm 89:38-45,49-51 But thou hast rejected and despised: thou hast been angry with my anointed. . . .

not for ever

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son I will give one tribe, that there may remain a lamp for my servant, David, before me always in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen, that my name might be there.

Psalm 89:30-34 And 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 shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

Isaiah 9:7 His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 11:1-10 And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. . . .

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Lamentations 3:31,32 Caph. 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 Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. . . .

Luke 2:4,11 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David. . . .

Context
Jeroboam's Rebellion
38If then thou wilt hearken to all that I shall command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do what is right before me, keeping my commandments and my precepts, as David, my servant, did: I will be with thee, and will build thee up a faithful house, as I built a house for David, and I will deliver Israel to thee: 39And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but yet not for ever.40Solomon, therefore, sought to kill Jeroboam: but he arose, and fled into Egypt, to Sesac, the king of Egypt, and was in Egypt till the death of Solomon.…
Cross References
1 Kings 11:38
If then thou wilt hearken to all that I shall command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do what is right before me, keeping my commandments and my precepts, as David, my servant, did: I will be with thee, and will build thee up a faithful house, as I built a house for David, and I will deliver Israel to thee:

1 Kings 11:40
Solomon, therefore, sought to kill Jeroboam: but he arose, and fled into Egypt, to Sesac, the king of Egypt, and was in Egypt till the death of Solomon.

Additional Translations
Because of this, I will humble David’s descendants—but not forever.’”And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

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

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

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

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

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

and I humble the seed of David for this; only, not all the days.'
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