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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-13

Here is, I. God's anger against Solomon for his sin. The thing he did displeased the Lord. Time was then the Lord loved Solomon (2 Sam. 12:24) and delighted in him (1 Kgs. 10:9), but now the Lord was angry with Solomon (1 Kgs. 11:9), for there was in his sin, 1. The most base ingratitude that could be. He turned from the Lord who had appeared unto him twice, once before he began to build the temple (1 Kgs. 3:5) and once after he had dedicated it, 1 Kgs. 9:2. God keeps account of the gracious... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 11:10

And had commanded him concerning this thing that he should not go after other gods ,.... Which is another aggravation of his sin that it was against an express command of God, and was particularly given him, and he was warned to observe it, and threatened with evil should he break it: but he kept not that which the Lord commanded : see 1 Kings 9:5 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-10

The Downfall of Solomon. The fall of Solomon has appeared to some commentators incredible. As to the fact itself, however, there can be no doubt. Nor is his fall so exceptional as many suppose. Others beside this king have had pious parentage, a religious education, a promising youth, extraordinary intellectual endowments, frequent warnings of their danger, and yet have failed and come short of the glory of God. Give examples. It is noteworthy that God saw Solomon's danger and warned him... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-13

The Anger of God. This is the inevitable consequence of sin. Had God expressed no displeasure against Solomon, what mischief might not his example have wrought? The terrible judgments of the great day will have a most salutary effect upon the order and stability of the whole moral universe. If men sufficiently considered these things they would hesitate before they plunged into vices. Let us be admonished from this history as to— I. How THE ANGER OF GOD IS PROVOKED . It is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-13

God's Anger. I. SINS ARE SET IN THE LIGHT OF PAST MERCIES . 1 . Solomon's idolatry is contrasted with the advantages conferred upon him, The Lord had appeared to him twice. The reality of God's existence and His personality had been engraven upon Solomon's soul. 2 . With the commandment given . The Lord "had commanded him concerning this thing." The rebellion and ingratitude are both marked. Our sins are judged not only in themselves and their effects, but... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-13

Solomon's Fall. The dark omen that marred the brightness of Solomon's second vision ( 1 Kings 9:6 ) has come to be fulfilled. He was forewarned of danger and yet has fallen into it. The splendour of royal circumstance remained the same, but how completely has his true glory departed! "How is the gold become dim and the fine gold changed!" The smile of God that rested as glad sunshine on his head, has turned to "anger." The cause of the change is in the secresy of his own soul. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:9-13

After the consecration of the temple Solomon reached the culminating point of his reign, both in a spiritual and temporal point of view. His fame and his dominion continued to increase. The Queen of Sheba came from the far East to pay him homage. From this summit of glory he had a sudden and shameful fall, and became all but an apostate. This son of David, whose high honour it was to have built and consecrated the temple of Jehovah, this heir of the promises on which hung the salvation of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Kings 11:10

And had commanded him concerning this thing [ 1 Kings 9:6 ] that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the Lord commanded. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Kings 11:9-10

1 Kings 11:9-10. The Lord was angry with Solomon Displeased with his actions, and determined to punish him for them; in which sense we are generally to understand such expressions, for we must always remember that human passions can have no place in God. Because his heart was turned from the Lord, who had appeared to him twice First at Gibeon, in the beginning of his reign, (1 Kings 3:5,) and then at Jerusalem, after the building of the temple. And had commanded him concerning this thing... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 11:1-43

Solomon’s idolatry (11:1-43)Although some of Solomon’s marriages were for political purposes, most of his wives and concubines were probably given to him as gifts. These women usually brought their gods into Israel, and Solomon’s weakness in worshipping these gods led finally to his downfall (11:1-8). God’s judgment on Solomon and Israel was to bring the long-standing friction between northerners and southerners to a climax in the division of the kingdom. Only Solomon’s tribe Judah (which had... read more

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