Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 9:9

And they will say, ‘Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the Lord has brought all this adversity on them.'"
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Backsliders;   Blessing;   Government;   Idolatry;   Probation;   Solomon;   The Topic Concordance - Disobedience;   Forsaking;   Idolatry;   Service;   Turning;   Worship;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Evil;   Jerusalem;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   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;  
Encyclopedias:
The Jewish Encyclopedia - Monotheism;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Have taken hold upon other gods - When an indigent person claims the protection of a superior, he casts himself down before him, and lays hold of his feet; and this expression is frequently used when there is no prostration: I have taken hold of thy feet. When a person is called into the presence of the Burman monarch, he is said to go to the golden foot. - Ward's Customs.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:9". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-9.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they shall answer,.... Who were left in the land when others were carried captive, as were some by Nebuchadnezzar, and who were capable of making the following answer:

because they forsook the Lord; the worship of the Lord their God, as the Targum:

who brought forth their fathers out of the land Egypt; which is observed as an aggravation of their sin:

and have taken hold upon other gods: the gods of the people, as the Targum; of the Gentiles, who knew not the true God:

and have worshipped them, and served them: even idols of gold and silver, wood and stone; an instance of judicial blindness they were left unto, who had been favoured with a revelation from God:

therefore hath the Lord brought upon them all this evil; their idolatry was the cause of it, than which nothing is more provoking to God.

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

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

Ver. 9. Because they forsook, &c.] Apostasy is hateful even among the heathen. Solyman, the grand signior, rejected the revolt of his Christian subjects to Turkism, and doubled their taxations.

And have taken hold.] Fast hold, such as they will not let go. Nothing is more pertinacious than superstition. Me ex ea opinione quam a maioribus accepi de cultu deorum nullius unquam movebit oratio, saith Cicero: I will never renounce my religion, which yet was no better than a mere irreligion.

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

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

God. Hebrew. Elohim.

evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.

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

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-9.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) Brought . . . out of the land of Egypt.—This is appealed to here in exactly a converse sense to the mention of it in Solomon’s prayer. There it was made the ground for pleading with the Lord for His continued favour (see 1 Kings 8:51-53); here for His claim of the undivided allegiance of the people, for it marked His new “covenant” with the people, now become a nation (see Jeremiah 31:32), and therefore involved (as in all covenants) reciprocal claims. Afterwards the deliverance from Babylon was to take its place, both as a proof of God’s love and a motive for the loyal obedience of the people (Jeremiah 16:14-15; Jeremiah 23:7-8).

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
Because
Deuteronomy 29:25-28; 2 Chronicles 7:22; Jeremiah 2:10-13,19; 5:19; 16:10-13; 50:7; Lamentations 2:16,17; 4:13-15; Ezekiel 36:17-20; Zephaniah 1:4,5
therefore
Jeremiah 12:7,8
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:19 - lest some;  Deuteronomy 29:24 - General1 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 - GeneralJeremiah 40:2 - The Lord;  Jeremiah 44:23 - therefore;  Lamentations 1:8 - hath;  Lamentations 1:18 - hear;  Lamentations 4:12 - GeneralEzekiel 5:8 - in the

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