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1 Kings 11:39

    1 Kings 11:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (So that I may send trouble for this on the seed of David, but not for ever.)

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 11:39

    But not for ever - They shall be in affliction and distress till the Messiah come, who shall sit on the throne of David to order it and establish it in judgment and justice for ever. Jarchi says, on this verse,

    "When the Messiah comes, the kingdom shall be restored to the house of David.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 11:39

    But not forever - David had been distinctly promised that God should never fail his seed, whatever their shortcomings Psalm 89:28-37. The fulfillment of these promises was seen, partly in the Providence which maintained David's family in a royal position until Zerubbabel, but mainly in the preservation of his seed to the time fixed for the coming of Christ, and in the birth of Christ - the Eternal King - from one of David's descendants.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 11:39

    11:39 For this - For this cause, which I mentioned ver.33. Not for ever - There shall a time come when the seed of David shall not be molested by the kingdom of Israel, but that kingdom shall be destroyed, and the kings of the house of David shall be uppermost, as it was in the days of Asa, Hezekiah and Judah. And at last the Messiah shall come, who shall unite together the broken sticks of Judah and Joseph, and rule over all the Jews and Gentiles too.