Though this temple is now exalted,[a] everyone who passes by will be appalled and will mock.[b] They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 9:8 Some ancient versions read temple will become a ruin
  2. 1 Kings 9:8 Lit hiss

I will make this city desolate, an object of scorn. Everyone who passes by it will be horrified and scoff because of all its wounds.(A)

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