1 Kings 11:39
New International Version
I will humble David's descendants because of this, but not forever.'"

New Living Translation
Because of Solomon’s sin I will punish the descendants of David—though not forever.’”

English Standard Version
And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.’”

Berean Study Bible
Because of this, I will humble David’s descendants—but not forever.’ ”

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

New King James Version
And I will afflict the descendants of David because of this, but not forever.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
So I will oppress the descendants of David for this, but not always.’”

NASB 1995
'Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.'"

NASB 1977
‘Thus I will afflict the descendants of David for this, but not always.’”

Amplified Bible
And in this way I will afflict the descendants of David for this (their sin), but not forever.’”

Christian Standard Bible
I will humble David’s descendants, because of their unfaithfulness, but not forever.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will humble David's descendants, because of their unfaithfulness, but not forever.'"

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall afflict the seed of David because of this, however, not for all days.

Contemporary English Version
"I will punish the descendants of David, but not forever."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but yet not for ever.

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

Good News Translation
Because of Solomon's sin I will punish the descendants of David, but not for all time.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make David's descendants suffer for this, but not always."

International Standard Version
This is how I'm going to afflict David's descendants because of what they have done, though I won't do it continuously.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.'

Literal Standard Version
and I humble the seed of David for this; only, not [for] all the days.”

NET Bible
I will humiliate David's descendants because of this, but not forever."

New Heart English Bible
I will for this afflict the offspring of David, but not forever.'"

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

Young's Literal Translation
and I humble the seed of David for this; only, not all the days.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeroboam's Rebellion
38If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 39Because of this, I will humble David’s descendants— but not forever.’” 40Solomon therefore sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, where he remained until the death of Solomon.…

Cross References
1 Kings 11:38
If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

1 Kings 11:40
Solomon therefore sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, where he remained until the death of Solomon.


Treasury of Scripture

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

afflict

1 Kings 12:16
So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.

1 Kings 14:8,25,26
And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; …

Psalm 89:38-45,49-51
But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed…

not for ever

1 Kings 11:36
And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

Psalm 89:30-34
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; …

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.









Verse 39. - And I will for this [i.e., the defection just described] afflict the seed of David, but not forever [Heb. all the days. Cf. Psalm 89:28, 33, 36. This limitation, "not forever." would seem to apply to the kingdom, for it was through the loss of their kingdom that the seed of David was afflicted. And if so, it promises, if not a restoration of the kingdom to the house of David, at any rate a renewal or continuance of God's favour. We may perhaps regard the promise as fulfilled in the subsequent history of the kings of Judah. Not only did the kingdom last for nearly 500 years, but the royal house of David maintained its position to the time of Zerubbabel. Nor is it to be overlooked that He "of whose kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke 1:33) was the son of David].

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
לְמַ֣עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

of this,
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

I will humble
וַֽאעַנֶּ֛ה (wa·‘an·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

David’s
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

descendants—
זֶ֥רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

but
אַ֖ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

forever.’”
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every


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