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1 Kings 6:12

    1 Kings 6:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with you, which I spoke to David your father:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    About this house which you are building: if you will keep my laws and give effect to my decisions and be guided by my rules, I will give effect to my word which I gave to David your father.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    "Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute my ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 6:12

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 6:12

    The meaning is, "So far as this house goes, thou art obedient (2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Chronicles 17:12, etc.); if thou wilt be obedient in other things also, then will I perform My word," etc., God's promises being always conditional. The promises made to David were:

    (1) that he should be succeeded by one of his sons 2 Samuel 7:12; Psalm 132:11;

    (2) that the kingdom should be established in the line of his descendants forever, if they were faithful Psalm 132:12; and

    (3) that the Israelites should be no more afficted as beforetime 2 Samuel 7:10.

    These promises are now confirmed to Solomon, but on the express condition of obedience, and two further promises are added.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 6:12

    6:12 If - God expresses the condition upon which his promise and favour is suspended; and by assuring him thereof in case of obedience, he plainly intimates the contrary upon his disobedience. Thus he was taught, that all the charge he and the people were at, in erecting this temple, would neither excuse them from obedience to the law of God, nor shelter them from his judgments in case of disobedience.