1 Kings 2:1
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New International Version
When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.

New Living Translation
As the time of King David's death approached, he gave this charge to his son Solomon:

English Standard Version
When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying,

New American Standard Bible
As David's time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,

King James Bible
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son Solomon, "

International Standard Version
As David's time to die approached, he addressed his son Solomon with these words:

NET Bible
When David was close to death, he told Solomon his son:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David was about to die, he instructed his son Solomon,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying:

New American Standard 1977
As David’s time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon, his son, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

American King James Version
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

American Standard Version
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And the days of David were at hand that he should die; and he enjoined Solomon his son saying,

English Revised Version
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

World English Bible
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he commanded Solomon his son, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And draw near do the days of David to die, and he chargeth Solomon his son, saying,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-4 David's charge to Solomon is, to keep the charge of the Lord. The authority of a dying father is much, but nothing to that of a living God. God promised David that the Messiah should come from his descendants, and that promise was absolute; but the promise, that there should not fail of them a man on the throne of Israel, was conditional; if he walks before God in sincerity, with zeal and resolution: in order hereunto, he must take heed to his way.
Study Bible
David Instructs Solomon
1As David's time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2"I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man.…
Cross References
Genesis 47:29
When the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, "Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place now your hand under my thigh and deal with me in kindness and faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,

Deuteronomy 31:14
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, the time for you to die is near; call Joshua, and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, that I may commission him." So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.

2 Samuel 7:12
"When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 1:53
So King Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and prostrated himself before King Solomon, and Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."

1 Chronicles 22:6
Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

the days

Genesis 47:29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son …

Deuteronomy 31:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must …

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed …

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2 Peter 1:13-15 Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir …

charged

Numbers 27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; …

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he …

Deuteronomy 31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and …

Acts 20:28-31 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies …

1 Timothy 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

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