1 Kings 3:7
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New International Version
"Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.

New Living Translation
"Now, O LORD my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn't know his way around.

English Standard Version
And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.

New American Standard Bible
"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.

King James Bible
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David's place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

International Standard Version
Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.

NET Bible
Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in my father David's place, even though I am only a young man and am inexperienced.

New Heart English Bible
Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"LORD my God, although I'm young and inexperienced, you've made me king in place of my father David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, O LORD my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king instead of David my father; and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, O LORD my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy slave king instead of David my father; and I am but a tender young man; I do not know how to go out or come in.

King James 2000 Bible
And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

American King James Version
And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

American Standard Version
And now, O Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O Lord God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a child, and know not how to go out and come in.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father; and I am but a little child: I know not to go out and to come in.

English Revised Version
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

World English Bible
Now, Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I don't know how to go out or come in.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, O Jehovah my God, Thou hast caused thy servant to reign instead of David my father; and I am a little child, I do not know to go out and to come in;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom
6Then Solomon said, "You have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8"Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.…
Cross References
Numbers 27:17
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd."

Deuteronomy 31:2
And he said to them, "I am a hundred and twenty years old today; I am no longer able to come and go, and the LORD has said to me, 'You shall not cross this Jordan.'

1 Chronicles 22:5
David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparation for it." So David made ample preparations before his death.

1 Chronicles 22:9
'Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.

1 Chronicles 29:1
Then King David said to the entire assembly, "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, but for the LORD God.

Jeremiah 1:6
Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."

Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.
Treasury of Scripture

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

thou hast

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets …

Daniel 4:25,32 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with …

Daniel 5:18,21 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, …

a little

1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon …

Job 32:6-8 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am …

Ecclesiastes 10:16 Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat …

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Matthew 18:3,4 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

to go

Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and …

Deuteronomy 31:2 And he said to them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; …

1 Samuel 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this …

John 10:3,4,9 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls …

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