1 Chronicles 23:1
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
When David was old and full of years, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

New Living Translation
When David was an old man, he appointed his son Solomon to be king over Israel.

English Standard Version
When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Now when David reached old age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

King James Bible
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David was old and full of days, he installed his son Solomon as king over Israel.

International Standard Version
After David had reached old age, and had completed his reign, he set his son Solomon as king over Israel.

NET Bible
When David was old and approaching the end of his life, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

New Heart English Bible
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David had grown old and had lived out his years, he made his son Solomon king of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Now when David reached old age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon, his son, king over Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

American King James Version
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

American Standard Version
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David being old and full of days, made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

English Revised Version
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

World English Bible
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And David is old, and satisfied with days, and causeth his son Solomon to reign over Israel,
Study Bible
Solomon Reigns
1Now when David reached old age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel. 2And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:1
Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm.

1 Kings 2:12
And Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.

1 Chronicles 23:2
And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.

1 Chronicles 28:5
"Of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

1 Chronicles 29:22
So they ate and drank that day before the LORD with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and they anointed him as ruler for the LORD and Zadok as priest.

1 Chronicles 29:28
Then he died in a ripe old age, full of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.
Treasury of Scripture

So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

A.M.

1 Chronicles 29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and …

Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old …

Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, …

1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him …

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn …

he made

1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons…

1 Chronicles 29:22-25 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. …

1 Kings 1:33-39 The king also said to them, Take with you the servants of your lord, …

(1) So when David was old and full of days.--Literally, Now David had become old and satisfied with days. (See Genesis 35:29; Job 42:17; where both terms, which are verbs here, appear as adjectives.) Perhaps our pointing is wrong. The expression "satisfied with days" reminds us of Horace, who describes the philosopher as departing this life like a satisfied guest (ut conviva satur, etc.).

He made Solomon his son king.--Heb., and he made, &c. This short statement is all that the chronicler has chosen to repeat from 1 Kings 1, a narrative intimately connected with David's family affairs, with which he is not concerned to deal. (Comp. 1 Chronicles 20, introductory remarks.)

Verse 1. - David... made Solomon his son king over Israel. These words give the key note of what remains in this book. David made his son king, as he himself acknowledges (1 Chronicles 28:5), under the superintending direction of God. The manner in which the formal event was precipitated by the conduct of Adonijah is found at length in 1 Kings 1:11-53. The original occasion alluded to there more than once, on which David promised, "and sware" to Bathsheba, that her son should be his chief heir and successor to the throne, is not distinctly recorded. We can easily assign one convenient place in the history for it to have found monition, viz. in 2 Samuel 12:25. The brevity of the statement which composes this verse, when compared with all the deeply interesting matter recorded in 1 Kings 1:11-53, is one among many other very clear illustrations of the purposed silence of our present history in certain directions. So when David was old and full of days,.... Perhaps was now in the last year of his age, about seventy years old, though before he was bedridden; see 1 Chronicles 28:2,

he made Solomon his son king over Israel; declared him to be his successor; this was before the affair of Adonijah, for then he ordered him to be anointed king, and placed on the throne; and this aggravated the rebellion of Adonijah, that it was against the declared and known will of his father. CHAPTER 23

1Ch 23:1. David Makes Solomon King.

1. when David was old … he made Solomon … king—This brief statement, which comprises the substance of 1Ki 1:32-48, is made here solely to introduce an account of the preparations carried on by David during the latter years of his life for providing a national place of worship.23:1-23 David, having given charge concerning the building of the temple, settles the method of the temple service, and orders the officers of it. When those of the same family were employed together, it would engage them to love and assist one another.
Jump to Previous
Age Causeth David Full Israel Reached Reign Satisfied Solomon
Jump to Next
Age Causeth David Full Israel Reached Reign Satisfied Solomon
Links
1 Chronicles 23:1 NIV
1 Chronicles 23:1 NLT
1 Chronicles 23:1 ESV
1 Chronicles 23:1 NASB
1 Chronicles 23:1 KJV

1 Chronicles 23:1 Biblia Paralela
1 Chronicles 23:1 Chinese Bible
1 Chronicles 23:1 French Bible
1 Chronicles 23:1 German Bible

Alphabetical: age and David full he his Israel king made Now of old over reached Solomon son was When years

OT History: 1 Chronicles 23:1 Now David was old and full (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Chronicles 22:19
Top of Page
Top of Page