1 Kings 2:2
New International Version
"I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, act like a man,

New Living Translation
“I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man.

English Standard Version
“I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man,

Berean Study Bible
“I am about to go the way of all the earth. So be strong and prove yourself a man.

New American Standard Bible
"I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man.

New King James Version
“I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.

King James Bible
I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

Christian Standard Bible
"As for me, I am going the way of all of the earth. Be strong and be a man,

Contemporary English Version
My son, I will soon die, as everyone must. But I want you to be strong and brave.

Good News Translation
"My time to die has come. Be confident and determined,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for me, I am going the way of all of the earth. Be strong and be courageous like a man,

International Standard Version
"I'm headed down the road that everyone who lives on earth travels, so be strong and demonstrate that you're a grown man

NET Bible
"I am about to die. Be strong and become a man!

New Heart English Bible
"I am going the way of all the earth. You be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I'm about to leave this world. Be strong and mature.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I go the way of all the earth; be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;

New American Standard 1977
“I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I go the way of all the earth; be thou strong therefore and show thyself a man.

King James 2000 Bible
I go the way of all the earth: be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

American King James Version
I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

American Standard Version
I am going the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but be thou strong, and shew thyself a man;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am going the way of all flesh: take thou courage, and shew thyself a man.

Darby Bible Translation
I go the way of all the earth: be of good courage therefore, and be a man;

English Revised Version
I go the way of all the earth: he thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

Webster's Bible Translation
I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;

World English Bible
"I am going the way of all the earth. You be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

Young's Literal Translation
'I am going in the way of all the earth, and thou hast been strong, and become a man,
Study Bible
David Instructs Solomon
1As the time drew near for David to die, he charged his son Solomon, 2“I am about to go the way of all of the earth. So be strong and prove yourself a man. 3And 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,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:7
Then Moses called for Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you will go with this people into the land the LORD swore to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.

Deuteronomy 31:23
Then the LORD commissioned Joshua son of Nun and said, "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I swore to give them, and I will be with you."

Joshua 1:6
Be strong and courageous, for you shall give these people the inheritance of the land I swore to their fathers I would give them.

Joshua 1:7
Above all, be strong and very courageous. Be careful to observe all the law My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper wherever you go.

Joshua 23:14
Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know with all your heart and soul that not one of the good promises the LORD your God made to you has failed. Everything was fulfilled for you; not one promise has failed.

Treasury of Scripture

I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

I go

Joshua 23:14
And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

Job 16:22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Job 30:23
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

be thou

Deuteronomy 17:19,20
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: …

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Joshua 1:6,7
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them…

and shew

1 Kings 3:7
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.







Lexicon
“I
אָנֹכִ֣י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am about to go
הֹלֵ֔ךְ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

the way
בְּדֶ֖רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of the earth.
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

So be strong
וְחָזַקְתָּ֖ (wə·ḥā·zaq·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

and prove yourself
וְהָיִ֥יתָֽ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a man.
לְאִֽישׁ׃ (lə·’îš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
(2) I go the way of all the earth.--Comp. Joshua 23:14.

2:1-4 David's charge to Solomon is, to keep the charge of the Lord. The authority of a dying father is much, but nothing to that of a living God. God promised David that the Messiah should come from his descendants, and that promise was absolute; but the promise, that there should not fail of them a man on the throne of Israel, was conditional; if he walks before God in sincerity, with zeal and resolution: in order hereunto, he must take heed to his way.
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