2 Chronicles 21:7
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New International Version
Nevertheless, because of the covenant the LORD had made with David, the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.

New Living Translation
But the LORD did not want to destroy David's dynasty, for he had made a covenant with David and promised that his descendants would continue to rule, shining like a lamp forever.

English Standard Version
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and since he had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.

New American Standard Bible
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.

King James Bible
Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but because of the covenant the LORD had made with David, He was unwilling to destroy the house of David since the LORD had promised to give a lamp to David and to his sons forever.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, the Lord was unwilling to destroy David's dynasty because of the covenant that he had made with David, especially since he had promised to give him and to his sons the reigning presence of an heir forever.

NET Bible
But the LORD was unwilling to destroy David's dynasty because of the promise he had made to give David a perpetual dynasty.

New Heart English Bible
However the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD, recalling the promise he had made to David, didn't want to destroy David's family. The LORD had told David that he would always give him and his descendants a [shining] lamp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that He had made with David, and as He promised to give a lamp to him and to his children alway.

New American Standard 1977
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David because of the covenant that he had made with David and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons forever.

American King James Version
However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

American Standard Version
Howbeit Jehovah would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children alway.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord would not destroy the house of David: because of the covenant which he had made with him: and because he had promised to give a lamp to him, and to his sons for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he had promised to give to him always a lamp, and to his sons.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children alway.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

World English Bible
However Yahweh would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah hath not been willing to destroy the house of David, for the sake of the covenant that He made with David, and as He had said to give to him a lamp, and to his sons -- all the days.
Study Bible
Jehoram's Wicked Reign in Judah
6He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did (for Ahab's daughter was his wife), and he did evil in the sight of the LORD. 7Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever. 8In his days Edom revolted against the rule of Judah and set up a king over themselves.…
Cross References
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 11:13
"However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."

1 Kings 11:36
'But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.

1 Kings 15:4
But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;

2 Kings 8:24
So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and Ahaziah his son became king in his place.

2 Chronicles 23:3
Then all the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And Jehoiada said to them, "Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD has spoken concerning the sons of David.

Psalm 132:17
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.

Jeremiah 33:21
then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers.
Treasury of Scripture

However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

Howbeit

2 Chronicles 22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of …

Isaiah 7:6,7 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach …

because

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an …

Psalm 89:28-34,39 My mercy will I keep for him for ever more, and my covenant shall …

Jeremiah 33:20-26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and …

as he promised

2 Samuel 7:12-17 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, …

1 Kings 11:13,36 However, I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one …

2 Kings 8:19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, …

Psalm 132:11,17,18 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of …

Luke 1:69,79 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his …

light [heb] lamp, or candle

(7) The Lord would not destroy the house of David . . .--An exegetical (not arbitrary, as Thenius asserts) expansion of "The Lord would not destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant" (Kings).

The covenant that he had made with David.--Literally, for David. So Isaiah 55:3, "I will make an everlasting covenant for you, even the sure mercies of David." This construction is generally used of the stronger imposing conditions on the weaker. (Comp. Joshua 9:6; 1Samuel 11:1-2.) In the Pentateuch, God makes a covenant with (im or eth) His people (Genesis 15:16; Exodus 24:8).

To give a light to him and to his sons.--Literally, a lamp. Some critics find another "deviation" here, and render 1Kings 8:19, "to give a lamp to him in respect of his sons." But many Hebrew MSS., and the LXX., Vulg., and Targum of that passage, read, "and to his sons," as here. Syriac, "On account of the oaths which he sware to David, to give to him a burning lamp, and to his sons all the days."

For ever.--All the days.

Verse 7. - The covenant... a light... his sons for ever (so 2 Samuel 7:12, 13, 15, 16; 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Kings 8:20, 24, 25; 1 Chronicles 22:10; Psalm 132:11, 12; Isaiah 55:3; Acts 13:34). 21:1-11 Jehoram hated his brethren, and slew them, for the same reason that Cain hated Abel, and slew him, because their piety condemned his impiety. In the mystery of Providence such men sometimes prosper for a time; but the Lord has righteous purposes in permitting such events, part of which may now be made out, and the rest will be seen hereafter.
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