1 Chronicles 22:12
New International Version
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

New Living Translation
And may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, that you may obey the Law of the LORD your God as you rule over Israel.

English Standard Version
Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Berean Study Bible
Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the Law of the LORD your God.

King James Bible
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

New King James Version
Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel, so that you may keep the Law of the LORD your God.

NASB 1995
“Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

NASB 1977
“Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Amplified Bible
Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Christian Standard Bible
Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when he puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
Only Jehovah give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of Jehovah thy God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he shall give to you wisdom and prophecy, and he shall command you concerning Israel, and you shall keep the laws of LORD JEHOVAH your God, just as he has commanded you, and then you shall prosper.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Only may the Lord give thee wisdom and prudence, and strengthen thee over Israel, both to keep and to do the law of the Lord thy God.

Contemporary English Version
May he give you wisdom and knowledge, so that you can rule Israel according to his Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the law of the Lord thy God.

English Revised Version
Only the LORD give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

Good News Translation
And may the LORD your God give you insight and wisdom so that you may govern Israel according to his Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will give you insight and understanding as he commands you to take charge of Israel and to follow the Teachings of the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only the LORD give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

Literal Standard Version
Only, may YHWH give wisdom and understanding to you, and charge you concerning Israel, even to keep the Law of your God YHWH;

NET Bible
Only may the LORD give you insight and understanding when he places you in charge of Israel, so you may obey the law of the LORD your God.

New Heart English Bible
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

World English Bible
May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, Jehovah give to thee wisdom and understanding, and charge thee concerning Israel, even to keep the law of Jehovah thy God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Anointed to Build the Temple
11Now, my son, may the LORD be with you, and may you succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as He said you would. 12Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the Law of the LORD your God. 13Then you will succeed, if you carefully follow the statutes and ordinances that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.…

Cross References
1 Kings 2:3
And keep the charge of the LORD your God to walk in His ways and to keep His statutes, commandments, ordinances, and decrees, as is written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you turn,

1 Kings 3:9
Therefore give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours?"

2 Chronicles 1:10
Now grant me wisdom and knowledge, so that I may lead this people. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding that I may obey Your law, and follow it with all my heart.


Treasury of Scripture

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Only the

1 Kings 3:9-12
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? …

2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Psalm 72:1
A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

that thou mayest

Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

1 Kings 11:1-10
But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; …

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.









(12) Only the Lord give thee wisdom.--Better, at least may the Lord give, &c.; restricting the wish to one supremely important point. (For Solomon's wisdom, comp. 1Kings 3:9-15.)

And give thee charge concerning Israel.--Rather, and appoint thee over Israel (2Samuel 7:11). Solomon had been indicated as David's successor, and David intended it so; yet his wish and prayer for the Divine ratification of this Divine appointment was by no means superfluous, unless Solomon were exempt from human liability to err.

That thou mayest keep.--Rather, and mayest thou keep (the infinitive construct): a favourite continuative construction with the chronicler.

Verse 12. - The father's prayer for the son, and in his hearing, will have often recurred to the memory of Solomon, and may have been the germ of the son's own prayer, which "pleased the Lord" (1 Kings 3:5-14; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Above all,
אַ֣ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

may the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

give
יִֽתֶּן־ (yit·ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

you insight
שֵׂ֣כֶל (śê·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7922: Intelligence, success

and understanding
וּבִינָ֔ה (ū·ḇî·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 998: An understanding

when He puts you in command
וִֽיצַוְּךָ֖ (wî·ṣaw·wə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

so that you may keep
וְלִשְׁמ֕וֹר (wə·liš·mō·wr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the law
תּוֹרַ֖ת (tō·w·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

of the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God.
אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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