The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
CH2 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of
their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and
laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore
hath he brought all this evil upon them.
CH2 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon
had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
CH2 8:2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon
built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.
CH2 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.
CH2 8:4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store
cities, which he built in Hamath.
King James Bible