1 Chronicles 22:12
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New International Version
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

New Living Translation
And may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, that you may obey the Law of the LORD your God as you rule over Israel.

English Standard Version
Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

King James Bible
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

NET Bible
Only may the LORD give you insight and understanding when he places you in charge of Israel, so you may obey the law of the LORD your God.

New Heart English Bible
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will give you insight and understanding as he commands you to take charge of Israel and to follow the Teachings of the LORD your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only the LORD give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

New American Standard 1977
“Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.

King James 2000 Bible
Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

American King James Version
Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
Only Jehovah give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of Jehovah thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the law of the Lord thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, Jehovah give thee wisdom and understanding, and place thee over Israel, and to keep the law of Jehovah thy God.

English Revised Version
Only the LORD give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

World English Bible
May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, Jehovah give to thee wisdom and understanding, and charge thee concerning Israel, even to keep the law of Jehovah thy God;
Study Bible
Solomon Anointed to Build the Temple
11"Now, my son, the LORD be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the LORD your God just as He has spoken concerning you. 12"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. 13"Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the LORD commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:3
"Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn,

1 Kings 3:9
"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

2 Chronicles 1:10
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
Treasury of Scripture

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Only the

1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your …

2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before …

Psalm 72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

Proverbs 2:6,7 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding…

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

that thou mayest

Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding …

1 Kings 11:1-10 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly …

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

(12) Only the Lord give thee wisdom.--Better, at least may the Lord give, &c.; restricting the wish to one supremely important point. (For Solomon's wisdom, comp. 1Kings 3:9-15.)

And give thee charge concerning Israel.--Rather, and appoint thee over Israel (2Samuel 7:11). Solomon had been indicated as David's successor, and David intended it so; yet his wish and prayer for the Divine ratification of this Divine appointment was by no means superfluous, unless Solomon were exempt from human liability to err.

That thou mayest keep.--Rather, and mayest thou keep (the infinitive construct): a favourite continuative construction with the chronicler.

Verse 12. - The father's prayer for the son, and in his hearing, will have often recurred to the memory of Solomon, and may have been the germ of the son's own prayer, which "pleased the Lord" (1 Kings 3:5-14; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12). Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding,.... To manage and conduct an affair of such importance, as well as to govern the people, as follows:

and give thee charge concerning Israel; or, when he gives, commits the charge of them to thee, sets thee king over them:

that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy God; have wisdom and understanding to do that, and make that the rule of all thine actions, private and public, in thine own house, in the house of God, and in all things relative to that, and in the government of the nation. 22:6-16 David gives Solomon the reason why he should build the temple. Because God named him. Nothing is more powerful to engage us in any service for God, than to know that we are appointed thereto. Because he would have leisure and opportunity to do it. He should have peace and quietness. Where God gives rest, he expects work. Because God had promised to establish his kingdom. God's gracious promises should quicken and strengthen our religious service. David delivered to Solomon an account of the vast preparations he had made for this building; not from pride and vain-glory, but to encourage Solomon to engage cheerfully in the great work. He must not think, by building the temple, to purchase a dispensation to sin; on the contrary, his doing that would not be accepted, if he did not take heed to fulfil the statutes of the Lord. In our spiritual work, as well as in our spiritual warfare, we have need of courage and resolution.
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