1Ki 9:4
9:4 And {a} if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father
    walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do
    according to all that I have commanded thee, [and] wilt keep
    my statutes and my judgments:

    (a) If you walk in my fear, and withdraw yourself from the
        common manner of men, who follow their sensualities.

1Ki 9:6
9:6 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your
    children, and will {b} not keep my commandments [and] my
    statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other
    gods, and worship them:

    (b) God declares that disobedience against him, is the cause
        of his displeasure, and so of all misery.

1Ki 9:7
9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have
    given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my
    name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a {c}
    proverb and a byword among all people:

    (c) The world will make a mockery of you for the vile
        contempt and abusing of God's most liberal benefit.

1Ki 9:14
9:14 And Hiram sent to the king {d} sixscore {e} talents of

     (d) For his tribute toward the building.
     (e) The common talent was about 60 pound weight.

1Ki 9:15
9:15 And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon
     raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own
     house, and {f} Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor,
     and Megiddo, and Gezer.

     (f) Millo was as the town house or place of assembly which
         was open above.

1Ki 9:19
9:19 And all the cities {g} of store that Solomon had, and
     cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and
     that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in
     Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

     (g) Cities for his ammunition.

1Ki 9:20
9:20 [And] all the people [that were] {h} left of the Amorites,
     Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were]
     not of the children of Israel,

     (h) These were as bondmen and paid what was required,
         either labour or money.

1Ki 9:23
9:23 These [were] the chief of the officers that [were] over
     Solomon's work, {i} five hundred and fifty, which bare rule
     over the people that wrought in the work.

     (i) The overseers of Solomon's works were divided into
         three parts: the first contained 3300, the second 300,
         and the third 250 who were Israelites. Here are the two
         last parts, which make 550. See @2Ch 8:10.

1Ki 9:28
9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, {k}
     four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king

     (k) In @2Ch 8:18, 30 more are mentioned who seem to
         have been employed for their wages.

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