2 Chronicles 1:1
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Solomon the son of David - The very beginning of this book shows that it is a continuation of the preceding, and should not be thus formally separated from it. See the preface to the first book.

The Lord his God was with him - "The Word of the Lord was his support." - Targum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

was strengthened

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

the Lord

Genesis 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying...

Genesis 39:2,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian...

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you...

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you...

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

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 above every name...

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Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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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