1 Kings 11:37
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New International Version
However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.

New Living Translation
And I will place you on the throne of Israel, and you will rule over all that your heart desires.

English Standard Version
And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

Berean Study Bible
But as for you, I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your heart desires, and you will be king over Israel.

New American Standard Bible
'I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

King James Bible
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
I will appoint you, and you will reign as king over all you want, and you will be king over Israel.

Contemporary English Version
"You will be king of Israel and will rule every nation you want.

Good News Translation
Jeroboam, I will make you king of Israel, and you will rule over all the territory that you want.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will appoint you, and you will reign as king over all you want, and you will be king over Israel."

International Standard Version
I'm going to take you and have you reign over whatever you desire. You will be king over Israel.

NET Bible
I will select you; you will rule over all you desire to have and you will be king over Israel.

New Heart English Bible
I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will choose you so that you can rule everything you desire. You will be king of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

New American Standard 1977
‘And I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desires and shalt be king over Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

American King James Version
And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

American Standard Version
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul desireth, and thou shalt be king over Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will take thee, that thou mayest reign over all that thy soul desireth, and thou shalt be king over Israel.

English Revised Version
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

World English Bible
I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thee I take, and thou hast reigned over all that thy soul desireth, and thou hast been king over Israel;
Study Bible
Jeroboam's Rebellion
36I will give one tribe to his son, so that My servant David will always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put My name. 37But as for you, I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your heart desires, and you will be king over Israel. 38If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:21
Then Abner said to David, "Let me go at once, and I will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires." So David dismissed Abner, and he went in peace.

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

1 Kings 11:38
If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

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Verse 37. - And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth [We are not justified in concluding from these words that Jeroboam then had ambitious designs upon the throne (Keil). They rather mean, "as king, all thy desires shall be gratified" (cf. Deuteronomy 12:20; Deuteronomy 14:26; 1 Samuel 2:16; 2 Samuel 3:21). Bahr paraphrases "thou shalt have the dominion thou now strivest for," but we have absolutely no proof that Jeroboam at that time had ever meditated rebellion. It is quite possible that the idea was inspired by this interview], and shalt be king over Israel. And I will take thee,.... From the low estate in which he was, to be king:

and thou shall reign according to all that thy soul desireth; he being ambitious of the kingdom, and having already formed in his mind some designs upon it:

and shall be king over Israel; the ten tribes. 11:26-40 In telling the reason why God rent the kingdom from the house of Solomon, Ahijah warned Jeroboam to take heed of sinning away his preferment. Yet the house of David must be supported; out of it the Messiah would arise. Solomon sought to kill his successor. Had not he taught others, that whatever devices are in men's hearts, the counsel of the Lord shall stand? Yet he himself thinks to defeat that counsel. Jeroboam withdrew into Egypt, and was content to live in exile and obscurity for awhile, being sure of a kingdom at last. Shall not we be content, who have a better kingdom in reserve?
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