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1 Kings 9

Introduction

Overview

1 Kings 9:1, God’s covenant in a vision with Solomon; 1 Kings 9:10, The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram; 1 Kings 9:15, In Solomon’s works the Gentiles were his bondmen, the Israelites honourable servants; 1 Kings 9:24, Pharaoh’s daughter removes to her house; 1 Kings 9:25, Solomon’s yearly solemn sacrifices; 1 Kings 9:26, His navy fetches gold from Ophir.

Verse 1

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it came: 1 Kings 6:37, 1 Kings 6:38, 1 Kings 7:1, 1 Kings 7:51, 2 Chronicles 7:11-22

the house: 2 Chronicles 8:1-6, Ecclesiastes 2:4

all Solomon's: 1 Kings 9:11, 1 Kings 9:19, Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 6:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:10 - at the end of twenty 1 Kings 10:13 - all her desire 2 Chronicles 2:1 - an house

Verse 2

as he: 1 Kings 3:5, 1 Kings 11:9, 2 Chronicles 1:7-12, 2 Chronicles 7:12

Reciprocal: Joshua 18:25 - Gibeon 1 Kings 3:4 - Gibeon

Verse 3

I have heard: 2 Kings 20:5, Psalms 10:17, Psalms 66:19, Psalms 116:1, Daniel 9:23, John 11:42, Acts 10:31, 1 John 5:14

I have hallowed: 1 Kings 8:10, 1 Kings 8:11, Exodus 20:11, Numbers 16:38, Matthew 6:9

to put: 1 Kings 8:29, Deuteronomy 12:5, Deuteronomy 12:11, Deuteronomy 12:21, Deuteronomy 16:11

mine eyes: Deuteronomy 11:12, 2 Chronicles 6:40, 2 Chronicles 7:15, 2 Chronicles 7:16, Psalms 132:13, Psalms 132:14, Song of Solomon 4:9, Song of Solomon 4:10, Jeremiah 15:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:24 - in all places 1 Kings 6:12 - if thou wilt 1 Kings 9:7 - this house 1 Kings 11:36 - the city 2 Kings 21:4 - In Jerusalem 2 Kings 21:7 - In this house 2 Kings 23:27 - My name 1 Chronicles 22:7 - unto the name 2 Chronicles 33:4 - In Jerusalem Ezra 6:12 - caused Ezra 10:1 - before the house Nehemiah 1:9 - the place Psalms 68:16 - the hill Isaiah 37:14 - and Hezekiah went Jeremiah 25:30 - his holy Haggai 1:8 - and I will take John 4:20 - and ye Ephesians 6:18 - supplication

Verse 4

And if thou: 1 Kings 3:14, 1 Kings 8:25, 1 Kings 11:4, 1 Kings 11:6, 1 Kings 11:38, 1 Kings 14:8, 1 Kings 15:5, Genesis 17:1, Deuteronomy 28:1, 2 Chronicles 7:17, 2 Chronicles 7:18, Job 23:11, Job 23:12, Psalms 15:2, Psalms 26:1, Psalms 26:11, Proverbs 20:7, Zechariah 3:7, Luke 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

in integrity: Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 28:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - in the integrity 1 Kings 3:6 - according 1 Kings 11:10 - commanded 2 Kings 16:2 - did not 1 Chronicles 28:7 - if 2 Chronicles 17:5 - the Lord Psalms 78:72 - according Psalms 101:2 - a perfect Psalms 116:9 - walk Isaiah 38:5 - God Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting

Verse 5

I will establish: 1 Kings 2:4, 1 Kings 6:12, 1 Kings 8:15, 1 Kings 8:20, 2 Samuel 7:12, 2 Samuel 7:16, 1 Chronicles 22:9, 1 Chronicles 22:10, Psalms 89:28-39, Psalms 132:11, Psalms 132:12

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 25:28 - the Lord 1 Kings 3:14 - as thy 1 Kings 11:33 - they have forsaken 1 Kings 11:38 - if thou wilt 1 Chronicles 28:7 - if 2 Chronicles 7:18 - shall not 2 Chronicles 17:5 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 23:3 - as the Lord Psalms 89:4 - General Isaiah 38:5 - God Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting

Verse 6

if ye: 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Samuel 7:14-16, 1 Chronicles 28:9, 2 Chronicles 7:19-22, 2 Chronicles 15:2

go: 1 Kings 11:4-10, Joshua 23:15, Joshua 23:16

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:45 - break down Joshua 22:18 - following 1 Samuel 15:11 - turned 2 Kings 22:17 - have forsaken Ezra 5:12 - he gave Ezra 9:7 - for our iniquities Nehemiah 1:8 - If ye transgress Isaiah 1:28 - they that Jeremiah 26:4 - If Ezekiel 12:16 - and they

Verse 7

will I cut: Leviticus 18:24-28, Deuteronomy 4:26, Deuteronomy 29:26-28, 2 Kings 17:20-23, 2 Kings 25:9, 2 Kings 25:21, Jeremiah 7:15, Jeremiah 24:9, Ezekiel 33:27-29, Luke 21:24

this house: 1 Kings 9:3, 2 Kings 25:9, 2 Chronicles 7:20, 2 Chronicles 36:19, Jeremiah 7:4-14, Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 26:18, Jeremiah 52:13, Lamentations 2:6, Lamentations 2:7, Ezekiel 24:21, Micah 3:12, Matthew 24:2, Luke 21:24

and Israel: Deuteronomy 28:37, Nehemiah 4:1-4, Psalms 44:14, Isaiah 65:15, Jeremiah 24:9, Lamentations 2:15, Lamentations 2:16, Joel 2:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:59 - General 2 Kings 21:7 - In this house 2 Chronicles 7:19 - shall go Nehemiah 1:3 - reproach Nehemiah 1:8 - If ye transgress Job 17:6 - a byword Psalms 69:11 - I became Psalms 79:4 - scorn Isaiah 48:19 - his name Jeremiah 7:14 - as Jeremiah 17:4 - shalt Jeremiah 25:9 - an astonishment Jeremiah 29:18 - to be a curse Jeremiah 42:18 - ye shall be Jeremiah 44:8 - a curse Jeremiah 44:22 - your land Lamentations 1:8 - hath Lamentations 5:18 - of the Ezekiel 5:15 - an instruction Ezekiel 21:5 - all Ezekiel 22:4 - have I Ezekiel 23:32 - thou shalt be Ezekiel 36:3 - and ye Daniel 9:16 - Jerusalem Hosea 9:3 - shall not Hosea 9:15 - I will drive Jonah 2:4 - out Micah 2:10 - and Nahum 3:6 - will set Zephaniah 2:15 - every Zechariah 8:13 - a curse Mark 13:2 - there Luke 19:44 - lay Luke 21:6 - there

Verse 8

at: 2 Chronicles 7:21, Isaiah 64:11, Jeremiah 19:8, Jeremiah 49:17, Jeremiah 50:13, Daniel 9:12

Why: Deuteronomy 29:24-26, Jeremiah 22:8, Jeremiah 22:9, Jeremiah 22:28

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:32 - and your Deuteronomy 28:37 - become 2 Kings 25:9 - he burnt 1 Chronicles 22:5 - exceeding 2 Chronicles 2:5 - great 2 Chronicles 2:9 - wonderful great 2 Chronicles 29:8 - to astonishment Job 18:20 - astonied Job 27:23 - hiss him Psalms 69:25 - Let their Psalms 78:69 - And he Jeremiah 5:19 - Wherefore Jeremiah 7:14 - as Jeremiah 9:12 - for Jeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore Jeremiah 18:16 - a perpetual Jeremiah 25:9 - an astonishment Jeremiah 29:18 - to be a curse Jeremiah 40:2 - The Lord Jeremiah 44:8 - a curse Jeremiah 44:22 - your land Lamentations 1:18 - hear Lamentations 4:12 - General Lamentations 5:18 - of the Ezekiel 5:8 - in the Ezekiel 27:36 - hiss Ezekiel 32:10 - amazed Ezekiel 36:3 - and ye Micah 6:16 - that Nahum 3:6 - will set Zephaniah 2:15 - every Zechariah 8:13 - a curse Matthew 24:2 - There Mark 13:2 - there Luke 19:44 - lay

Verse 9

Because: Deuteronomy 29:25-28, 2 Chronicles 7:22, Jeremiah 2:10-13, Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 5:19, Jeremiah 16:10-13, Jeremiah 50:7, Lamentations 2:16, Lamentations 2:17, Lamentations 4:13-15, Ezekiel 36:17-20, Zephaniah 1:4, Zephaniah 1:5

therefore: Jeremiah 12:7, Jeremiah 12:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:19 - lest some Deuteronomy 29:24 - General 1 Kings 18:18 - in that ye have 2 Chronicles 7:21 - Why 2 Chronicles 12:1 - he forsook Jeremiah 9:12 - for Jeremiah 22:8 - General Jeremiah 40:2 - The Lord Jeremiah 44:23 - therefore Lamentations 1:8 - hath Lamentations 1:18 - hear Lamentations 4:12 - General Ezekiel 5:8 - in the

Verse 10

at the end of twenty: 1 Kings 9:1, 1 Kings 6:37, 1 Kings 6:38, 1 Kings 7:1, 2 Chronicles 8:1-18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:15 - to build 1 Kings 11:4 - when Solomon

Verse 11

Now Hiram: 1 Kings 5:6-10, 2 Chronicles 2:8-10, 2 Chronicles 2:16

king Solomon: 2 Chronicles 8:2

of Galilee: Joshua 20:7

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:1 - all Solomon's 1 Kings 9:14 - General 2 Kings 15:29 - Galilee Amos 1:9 - brotherly covenant Matthew 4:15 - Galilee

Verse 12

they pleased him not: Heb. were not right in his eyes, Numbers 22:34, Judges 14:3, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:1 - Hiram

Verse 13

my brother: 1 Kings 5:1, 1 Kings 5:2, Amos 1:9

Cabul: that is, Displeasing, or dirty. Josephus says that Cabul, in the Phoenician language, signifies ןץך בסוףךןם, displeasing; and that these cities were situated in the neighbourhood of Tyre. Most commentators are persuaded that the city Cabul in the tribe of Asher was one; and probably from this Hiram took occasion to give this name to all the other cities which Solomon had ceded to him. Joshua 19:27

Verse 14

1 Kings 9:11, 1 Kings 9:28, 1 Kings 10:10, 1 Kings 10:14, 1 Kings 10:21

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:9 - she gave 2 Chronicles 9:24 - every man Ecclesiastes 2:8 - silver

Verse 15

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the reason: 1 Kings 9:21, 1 Kings 5:13

to build: 1 Kings 9:10, 1 Kings 6:38, 1 Kings 7:1, 2 Chronicles 8:1

Millo: Millo is said to have been a deep valley, between the ancient city of Jebus and the city of David on mount Zion. This Solomon filled up, and built upon; and it became a fortified place, and a place for public assemblies. 1 Kings 9:24, 1 Kings 11:27, Judges 9:6, Judges 9:20, 2 Samuel 5:9, 2 Kings 12:20

the wall: Psalms 51:18

Hazor: Probably the city Hazor in Naphtali, and the famous capital of Jabin, situated in the lake Merom or Semechon, and placed by Josephus south of Tyre, near Ptolemais. Joshua 11:1, Joshua 19:36, Judges 4:2, 2 Kings 15:29

Megiddo: 1 Kings 4:12, Joshua 17:11, Judges 5:19, 2 Kings 9:27, 2 Kings 23:29, 2 Kings 23:30, 2 Chronicles 35:22, Zechariah 12:11

Gezer: 1 Kings 9:16, 1 Kings 9:17, Joshua 10:33, Joshua 16:10, Joshua 21:21, Judges 1:29, 1 Chronicles 6:67, 1 Chronicles 20:4

Reciprocal: Joshua 16:3 - Bethhoron 1 Samuel 27:8 - the Amalekites 1 Kings 3:1 - the wall 1 Kings 4:6 - tribute 1 Kings 12:4 - our yoke 1 Kings 12:25 - built 1 Chronicles 7:29 - Megiddo 1 Chronicles 11:8 - Millo

Verse 16

daughter: 1 Kings 9:24, 1 Kings 3:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 31:10 - General Joshua 10:33 - Gezer Joshua 16:10 - they drave Judges 1:29 - General 1 Kings 9:15 - Gezer 1 Chronicles 4:18 - Bithiah 1 Chronicles 6:67 - Gezer

Verse 17

Bethhoron: Joshua 16:3, Joshua 19:44, Joshua 21:22, 2 Chronicles 8:4-6, 2 Chronicles 8:7-18

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:33 - Gezer 1 Kings 9:15 - Gezer 1 Kings 12:25 - built 1 Chronicles 7:24 - Bethhoron 2 Chronicles 25:13 - Bethhoron

Verse 18

Baalath: Joshua 19:44

Tadmor: 2 Chronicles 8:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:25 - built 2 Chronicles 8:6 - Baalath Psalms 72:9 - They that

Verse 19

the cities of store: 1 Kings 4:26-28, Exodus 1:11

that which Solomon desired: Heb. the desire of Solomon which he desired, 1 Kings 9:1, Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 6:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:2 - General 2 Chronicles 8:6 - the store cities 2 Chronicles 16:4 - the store cities Song of Solomon 7:4 - the tower

Verse 20

left: 2 Chronicles 8:7, 2 Chronicles 8:8-18

Amorites: Genesis 15:19-21, Exodus 23:23, Exodus 23:28-33, Exodus 34:11, Exodus 34:12, Deuteronomy 7:1-3

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:25 - a servant Joshua 9:8 - General 1 Kings 5:15 - threescore 1 Chronicles 1:15 - Hivite 1 Chronicles 22:2 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 2:17 - numbered Psalms 72:9 - They that Ecclesiastes 2:7 - servants

Verse 21

left: Judges 1:21, Judges 1:27-35, Judges 2:20-23, Judges 3:1-4, Psalms 106:34-36

not: Joshua 15:63, Joshua 17:12, Joshua 17:16-18

levy: 1 Kings 9:15, 1 Kings 5:13, Judges 1:28, Judges 1:35

tribute: He made them do the most laborious parts of the public works, the Israelites being exempt from all but the more honourable employments.

bondservice: Genesis 9:25, Genesis 9:26, Ezra 2:55-58, Nehemiah 7:57, Nehemiah 11:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:11 - tributaries Joshua 9:8 - General Joshua 16:10 - they drave 1 Chronicles 20:3 - with saws 1 Chronicles 22:2 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 2:17 - numbered Ezra 2:58 - Solomon's Nehemiah 5:4 - the king's tribute Psalms 72:9 - They that

Verse 22

of the children: Leviticus 25:39

but they were men: 1 Kings 4:1-27, 1 Samuel 8:11, 1 Samuel 8:12, 2 Chronicles 8:9, 2 Chronicles 8:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:11 - tributaries 1 Kings 11:26 - Solomon's servant 1 Kings 12:4 - our yoke 1 Chronicles 12:18 - captains of the band 2 Chronicles 10:4 - grievous Song of Solomon 3:7 - threescore Jeremiah 34:14 - At the

Verse 23

chief: 1 Kings 5:16, 2 Chronicles 2:18, 2 Chronicles 8:10

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 8:11 - He will take 1 Kings 12:4 - our yoke

Verse 24

Pharaoh's: 1 Kings 9:16, 1 Kings 3:1, 1 Kings 7:8, 2 Chronicles 8:11

the city of David: 2 Samuel 5:9

Millo: 1 Kings 9:15, 1 Kings 11:27, 2 Chronicles 32:5

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 4:18 - Bithiah

Verse 25

three times: Exodus 23:14-17, Exodus 34:23, Deuteronomy 16:16, 2 Chronicles 8:12, 2 Chronicles 8:13

he burnt: Exodus 30:7, 1 Chronicles 23:13, 2 Chronicles 26:16-21, 2 Chronicles 29:11, 2 Chronicles 34:25

upon the altar that was before: Heb. upon it which was before, So he finished the house. 1 Kings 6:38, 2 Chronicles 8:16

Reciprocal: Judges 11:40 - four days 2 Chronicles 4:1 - an altar

Verse 26

made a navy: 2 Chronicles 8:12, 2 Chronicles 8:17, 18-11:4

Eziongeber: 1 Kings 22:48, Numbers 33:35, Deuteronomy 2:8

Eloth: 2 Kings 14:22

shore: Heb. lip

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - shore 2 Kings 2:13 - bank 2 Kings 16:6 - Elath 2 Chronicles 20:36 - Eziongaber Proverbs 31:14 - General Ezekiel 47:7 - bank

Verse 27

his servants: 1 Kings 5:6, 1 Kings 5:9, 1 Kings 22:49, 2 Chronicles 20:36, 2 Chronicles 20:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:32 - their trade hath been to feed cattle 1 Kings 10:11 - from Ophir 2 Chronicles 8:17 - Eziongeber 2 Chronicles 8:18 - General 2 Chronicles 9:10 - brought gold Ezekiel 27:8 - wise Acts 27:27 - the shipmen

Verse 28

Ophir: 1 Kings 10:11, Genesis 10:29, 1 Chronicles 29:4, 2 Chronicles 8:18, 2 Chronicles 9:10, Job 22:24, Job 28:16, Psalms 45:9, Isaiah 13:12

four hundred: 2 Chronicles 8:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:14 - General 1 Kings 10:14 - was six hundred 1 Kings 22:48 - to Ophir 1 Chronicles 1:23 - Ophir Ecclesiastes 2:8 - silver

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-kings-9.html.