New International Version
Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD's command.
King James Bible
And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.
Darby Bible Translation
and had commanded him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods; but he kept not what Jehovah had commanded.
World English Bible
and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he didn't keep that which Yahweh commanded.
Young's Literal Translation
and given a charge unto him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods; and he hath not kept that which Jehovah commanded,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord was angry with Solomon - Had not this man's delinquency been strongly marked by the Divine disapprobation, it would have had a fatal effect on the morals of mankind. Vice is vice, no matter who commits it. And God is as much displeased with sin in Solomon as he can be with it in the most profligate, uneducated wretch. And although God sees the same sin in precisely the same degree of moral turpitude as to the act itself, yet there may be circumstances which greatly aggravate the offense, and subject the offender to greater punishment. Solomon was wise; he knew better; his understanding showed him the vanity as well as the wickedness of idolatry. God had appeared unto him twice, and thus given him the most direct proof of his being and of his providence. The promises of God had been fulfilled to him in the most remarkable manner, and in such a way as to prove that they came by a Divine counsel, and not by any kind of casualty. All these were aggravations of Solomon's crimes, as to their demerit; for the same crime has, in every case, the same degree of moral turpitude in the sight of God; but circumstances may so aggravate, as to require the offender to be more grievously punished; so the punishment may be legally increased where the crime is the same. Solomon deserved more punishment for his worship of Ashtaroth than any of the Sidonians did, though they performed precisely the same acts. The Sidonians had never known the true God; Solomon had been fully acquainted with him.
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'And Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. 27. And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. 28. And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. 29. And …
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"When Solomon was Old. "
Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
1 Kings 6:12
"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
1 Kings 9:6
"But if you or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them,
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
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