Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 9:5

then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I promised to your father David, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Blessing;   Government;   Probation;   Solomon;   The Topic Concordance - Obedience;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Samuel, First and Second, Theology of;   Temple;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Alliance;   Israel;   Solomon;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dream;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever,.... In a succession in his posterity, until the coming of the Messiah:

as I promised unto David thy father, saying, there shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel; not fail one of his posterity to sit upon it; see 2 Samuel 7:12.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-9.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

Then — Upon that condition; for my promise to David was conditional.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-9.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 9:5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

Ver. 5. Then will I establish.] See on 1 Kings 2:4.

For ever.] That is, For a long season; till Shiloh come, and a period be put to the Jewish polity.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-9.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Then; upon that condition; for my promise to David was conditional.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-9.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

as = according as.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-9.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) If thou wilt walk.—The fall of the house of Solomon from dominion over all Israel is an emphatic comment on the conditional nature of this promise. Yet the essence of the covenant with David was kept in that preservation of the diminished kingdom to an unbroken succession of his descendants—singularly contrasted with the changes of dynasty in the greater rival kingdom—which is expressly declared to have been granted “for David’s sake” (1 Kings 11:12-13).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
I will establish
2:4; 6:12; 8:15,20; 2 Samuel 7:12,16; 1 Chronicles 22:9,10; Psalms 89:28-39; Psalms 132:11,12
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;  Psalm 89:4 - GeneralIsaiah 38:5 - God;  Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-9.html.