1 Kings 3:14
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New International Version
And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."

New Living Translation
And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life."

English Standard Version
And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

New American Standard Bible
"If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong your days."

King James Bible
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commands just as your father David did, I will give you a long life."

International Standard Version
If you will live life my way, keeping my statutes and my commands, just like your father David did, I'll also increase the length of your life."

NET Bible
If you follow my instructions by obeying my rules and regulations, just as your father David did, then I will grant you long life."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And if you follow me and obey my laws and commands as your father David did, then I will also give you a long life."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments as thy father David walked, then I will lengthen thy days.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

American King James Version
And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

American Standard Version
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, and Beep my precepts, and my commandments, as thy father walked, I will lengthen thy days.

Darby Bible Translation
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will prolong thy days.

English Revised Version
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

World English Bible
If you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days."

Young's Literal Translation
and if thou dost walk in My ways to keep My statutes, and My commands, as David thy father walked, then I have prolonged thy days.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:5-15 Solomon's dream was not a common one. While his bodily powers were locked up in sleep, the powers of his soul were strengthened; he was enabled to receive the Divine vision, and to make a suitable choice. God, in like manner, puts us in the ready way to be happy, by assuring us we shall have what we need, and pray for. Solomon's making such a choice when asleep, and the powers of reason least active, showed it came from the grace of God. Having a humble sense of his own wants and weakness, he pleads, Lord, I am but a little child. The more wise and considerate men are, the better acquainted they are with their own weakness, and the more jealous of themselves. Solomon begs of God to give him wisdom. We must pray for it, Jas 1:5, that it may help us in our particular calling, and the various occasions we have. Those are accepted of God, who prefer spiritual blessings to earthly good. It was a prevailing prayer, and prevailed for more than he asked. God gave him wisdom, such as no other prince was ever blessed with; and also gave him riches and honour. If we make sure of wisdom and grace, these will bring outward prosperity with them, or sweeten the want of it. The way to get spiritual blessings, is to wrestle with God in prayer for them. The way to get earthly blessings, is to refer ourselves to God concerning them. Solomon has wisdom given him, because he did ask it, and wealth, because he did not.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk [ver. 6; 15:4. This is the Divine confirmation of David's words to his son (1 Kings 2:3, 4) and of the son's description of his father's piety (ver. 6 supra)], then I will lengthen thy days [Solomon's days were not of an unusual length, as he can hardly have been more than sixty (if so much), although called זִקֵן (1 Kings 11:41 at the time of his decease. But he had not fulfilled the condition (1 Kings 11:9-12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And if thou wilt walk in my ways,.... Prescribed and directed to in his word,

to keep my statutes and my commandments; ceremonial, moral, and judicial:

as thy father David did walk; which Solomon himself had observed, 1 Kings 3:6; and whose walk was worthy of his imitation:

then I will lengthen thy days; the other promises of riches and honour are absolute, but this of long life conditional, depending upon his holy walk and conversation; and hence, because he failed in this the Jews observe he did not attain to long life, dying, as they suppose, at fifty two years of age; which is grounded on a wrong hypothesis, that he was but twelve years of age when he he began to reign, and he reigned forty years, as before observed.



1 Kings 3:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Grants Wisdom, Riches, Honor
13"I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days. 14"If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong your days." 15Then Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
Cross References
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

1 Kings 9:4
"As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,

Psalm 91:16
With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Proverbs 3:2
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

Zechariah 3:7
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.
Treasury of Scripture

And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

if thou

1 Kings 2:3,4 And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to …

1 Chronicles 22:12,13 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

2 Chronicles 7:17-19 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father …

Psalm 132:12 If your children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall …

Zechariah 3:7 Thus said the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if …

as thy

1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his …

1 Kings 9:4,5 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity …

1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD…

2 Chronicles 17:3,4 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first …

2 Chronicles 29:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according …

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked …

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

I will lengthen

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded …

Deuteronomy 25:15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just …

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for …

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

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