Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 6:11

Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon saying,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahijah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ecclesiastes, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jerusalem;   Palm Tree;   Solomon;   Temple;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Oracle;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ahijah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cedar;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The word of the Lord came to Solomon - Some think that this is the same revelation as that mentioned 1 Kings 9:2, etc., which took place after the dedication of the temple: but to me it appears different; it was a word to encourage him while building; to warn him against apostasy, and to assure him of God's continued protection of him and his family, if they continued faithful to the grace which God had given.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-6.html. 1832.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

GOD'S SPECIAL WORD TO SOLOMON

"And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon, saying, Concerning this house which thou art building. If thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute mine ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel."

Needless to say, Solomon paid no attention whatever to the implied warning of this word.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-6.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

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 writersF25Seder Olam Rabba, c. 20. p. 53. , as he particularly, name Ahijah the Shilonite as the prophet that was sent with this message to him:

saying, as follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-6.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 6:11 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

Ver. 11. And the word of the Lord came,] viz., By Abijah or some other prophet, even while he was in building, for his instruction and encouragement.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-6.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Either by some prophet, or rather in a vision or dream, as it did before.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11.The word of the Lord came to Solomon — At first sight this and the next three verses seem like an interpolation, or a slightly changed form of what is stated 1 Kings 9:4-5. But a closer study will show that this is the manner of the sacred writers. They seem ever conscious that they are writing sacred history, and so a communication of this kind, coming to Solomon during the building of the temple, must not be omitted, and is well introduced at this point, where the description turns from the outer to the inner walls.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-6.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Saying. By the prophet Ahia, as the Jews suppose he was sent thrice to Solomon. The temple had been commenced two years; (Salien) or this apparition took place after the dedication, and is related more at length; (chap. ix. 2.; Calmet) though the former opinion seems more agreeable to the context, art building, &c. Instead of as for, (Haydock) we might supply stabit. "This house....shall stand;" (Salien) or simply, God looks down upon the building with complacency, and says, "This is the house," by way of eminence. As thou hast endeavoured to honour my name, I will not only fulfil my promises to David, but I will be ever ready to grant thy just requests, in this holy place, provided thou continue faithful, with thy subjects, and obey my commands. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-6.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

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 (2 Samuel 7:1-29); 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 favour 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.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-6.html. 1871-8.