2 Chronicles 1:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

New Living Translation
Solomon son of David took firm control of his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him very powerful.

English Standard Version
Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly.

King James Bible
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon son of David strengthened his hold on his kingdom. The LORD his God was with him and highly exalted him.

International Standard Version
As David's son Solomon consolidated his administration, the LORD his God was with him to make him very successful.

NET Bible
Solomon son of David solidified his royal authority, for the LORD his God was with him and magnified him greatly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon, son of David, strengthened his position over the kingdom. The LORD his God was with him and made him very powerful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon, the son of David, was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and magnified him exceedingly.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

American King James Version
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

American Standard Version
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him, and magnified him to a high degree.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was with him and magnified him exceedingly.

English Revised Version
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

World English Bible
Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Yahweh his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

Young's Literal Translation
And strengthen himself doth Solomon son of David over his kingdom, and Jehovah his God is with him, and maketh him exceedingly great.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-17 Solomon's choice of wisdom, His strength and wealth. - SOLOMON began his reign with a pious, public visit to God's altar. Those that pursue present things most eagerly, are likely to be disappointed; while those that refer themselves to the providence of God, if they have not the most, have the most comfort. Those that make this world their end, come short of the other, and are disappointed in this also; but those that make the other world their end, shall not only obtain that, and full satisfaction in it, but shall have as much of this world as is good for them, in their way. Let us then be contented, without those great things which men generally covet, but which commonly prove fatal snares to the soul.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - Was strengthened in his kingdom. This expression, or one very closely resembling it, is frequently found both in Chronicles and elsewhere, so far as the English Version is concerned. But the verb in its present form (hithp. conjugation) is found in Chronicles, omitting other books, just fifteen times, and rarely, if ever, to the level of the mere passive voice. It carries rather the idea of a person who exerts himself, and does all that in him lies to nerve himself with strength for any object (1 Chronicles 11:10; 1 Chronicles 19:13; 2 Chronicles 12:13; 2 Chronicles 13:7, 8, 21; 2 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 16:9; 2 Chronicles 17:1; 2 Chronicles 21:4; 2 Chronicles 23:1; 2 Chronicles 25:11; 2 Chronicles 27:6; 2 Chronicles 32:5). It may suggest to us that Solomon threw the force of moral energy and resolution into his work and life at this period. The Lord his God was with him; i.e. Jehovah his God was with him. The parallels of this very simple and natural expression are too numerous for quotation. Some of the earliest are found in well-known connections in the Book of Genesis, as e.g. Genesis 21:22; 26:28; 28:15, 20; 31:3. Again, Numbers 14:14, 43; Numbers 23:21; Joshua 14:12; Judges 6:13; Ruth 2:4; 1 Samuel 17:37; 2 Samuel 5:10; 1 Chronicles 11:9; 1 Chronicles 22:11, 16; 2 Chronicles 15:9; 2 Chronicles 19:11; 2 Chronicles 36:23; Amos 5:14. The beautiful New Testament equivalent occurs in 2 Thessalonians 3:16, and elsewhere. Like some other of those earliest concisest religious expressions, brevity and simplicity are fully charged with suggestion. And the above quotations will be found to furnish examples of the manifold practical use of the Lord's presence with any one. That presence may infer the help just of companionship, or of sure sympathy, or of needed counsel, or of strength in the hour of temptation, or of absolute practical help, or of the highest revealings of faith. The whole circle of need, of human and Christian need, the Divine presence "will supply" (Philippians 4:19). The "need" of Solomon in his present position was patent and pressing. Would that he had always kept by the true supply of it! Magnified him exceedingly. This verb in its piel conjugation, signifying "to make grow," occurs twenty-six times in the various books of the Old Testament, some of the more characteristic occurrences of it being found in the following passages: Genesis 12:2; Numbers 6:5; Joshua 3:7; Joshua 4:17; 1 Kings 1:37, 47; 2 Kings 10:6; 1 Chronicles 29:12, 25; Esther 3:1; Job 7:17; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 69:31; Isaiah 1:2; Isaiah 44:14; Ezekiel 31:4; Daniel 1:5; Hosea 9:12.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom,.... Well settled and established on the throne of his father, after the death of some persons, from whom he might expect trouble, see 1 Kings 2:46.

and the Lord God was with him; directing and instructing him, prospering and succeeding him: the Targum is,"the Word of the Lord was his help:''and magnified him exceedingly; see 1 Chronicles 29:25.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES. Commentary by Robert Jamieson

CHAPTER 1

2Ch 1:1-6. Solemn Offering of Solomon at Gibeon.

2 Chronicles 1:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon Worships at Gibeon
1Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly. 2Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' households.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:12
So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established.

1 Kings 2:46
Then the king gave the order to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei down and he died. The kingdom was now established in Solomon's hands.

1 Chronicles 29:25
The LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before.

1 Chronicles 29:30
together with the details of his reign and power, and the circumstances that surrounded him and Israel and the kingdoms of all the other lands.

2 Chronicles 32:23
Many brought offerings to Jerusalem for the LORD and valuable gifts for Hezekiah king of Judah. From then on he was highly regarded by all the nations.
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And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

was strengthened

1 Kings 2:12,46 Then sat Solomon on the throne of David his father; and his kingdom …

the Lord

Genesis 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the …

Genesis 39:2,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he …

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token …

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

magnified

1 Chronicles 29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel…

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

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