1 Kings 3:14
New International Version
And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."

New Living Translation
And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life."

English Standard Version
And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

Berean Study Bible
So if you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commandments, just as your father David did, then I will prolong your days.”

New American Standard Bible
"If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong your days."

King James Bible
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Christian Standard Bible
If you walk in my ways and keep my statutes and commands just as your father David did, I will give you a long life."

Contemporary English Version
If you obey me and follow my commands, as your father David did, I'll let you live a long time.

Good News Translation
And if you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commands just as your father David did, I will give you a long life."

International Standard Version
If you will live life my way, keeping my statutes and my commands, just like your father David did, I'll also increase the length of your life."

NET Bible
If you follow my instructions by obeying my rules and regulations, just as your father David did, then I will grant you long life."

New Heart English Bible
If you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And if you follow me and obey my laws and commands as your father David did, then I will also give you a long life."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if thou wilt walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.'

New American Standard 1977
“And if you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong your days.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments as thy father David walked, then I will lengthen thy days.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

American King James Version
And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

American Standard Version
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, and Beep my precepts, and my commandments, as thy father walked, I will lengthen thy days.

Darby Bible Translation
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will prolong thy days.

English Revised Version
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

World English Bible
If you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days."

Young's Literal Translation
and if thou dost walk in My ways to keep My statutes, and My commands, as David thy father walked, then I have prolonged thy days.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
God Grants Wisdom, Riches, and Honor
13Moreover, I will give you what you did not request—both riches and honor—so that during all your days no man in any kingdom will be your equal. 14So if you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commandments, just as your father David did, then I will prolong your days.” 15Then Solomon awoke, and indeed it had been a dream. So he returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then he held a feast for all his servants.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon replied, "You have shown great loving devotion to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in truth, righteousness, and uprightness of heart. And You have kept this great loving devotion by giving him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

1 Kings 9:4
And as for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and uprightness, doing all I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

Psalm 91:16
With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation."

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Zechariah 3:7
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, then you will both govern My house and have charge of My courts; and I will give you a place among these standing here.'

Treasury of Scripture

And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.

if thou

1 Kings 2:3,4 And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to …

1 Chronicles 22:12,13 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

2 Chronicles 7:17-19 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father …

Psalm 132:12 If your children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall …

Zechariah 3:7 Thus said the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if …

as thy

1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his …

1 Kings 9:4,5 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity …

1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD…

2 Chronicles 17:3,4 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first …

2 Chronicles 29:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according …

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked …

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

I will lengthen

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded …

Deuteronomy 25:15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just …

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for …

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …







Lexicon
So if
וְאִ֣ם ׀ (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you walk
תֵּלֵ֣ךְ (tê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in My ways
בִּדְרָכַ֗י (biḏ·rā·ḵay)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and keep
לִשְׁמֹ֤ר (liš·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

My statutes
חֻקַּי֙ (ḥuq·qay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

and commandments,
וּמִצְוֺתַ֔י (ū·miṣ·wō·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

just as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

your father
אָבִ֑יךָ (’ā·ḇî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

David
דָּוִ֣יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

did,
הָלַ֖ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

then I will prolong
וְהַאַרַכְתִּ֖י (wə·ha·’a·raḵ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 748: To be, long

your days.”
יָמֶֽיךָ׃ (yā·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(14) I will lengthen.--In this promise only one point, "length of days," is conditional; and it was not fulfilled. For though Solomon's age at the time of death is not given, yet, as his reign is given as lasting forty years, it could hardly have exceeded sixty. (Josephus, indeed, with his usual tendency to amplification, extends the reign to eighty years, and makes Solomon die in extreme old age.) The rest received an extraordinary fulfilment. The greatness of Solomon's kingdom stands out remarkable in its sudden and unique development, the fruit of David's long career of conquest and improvement, destined to wither at once at Solomon's death. Then, for the first and last time, did the monarchy assume something of the character of an empire, unequalled in peaceful prosperity of wealth and power, and in splendour of civilisation.

Verse 14. - And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk [ver. 6; 15:4. This is the Divine confirmation of David's words to his son (1 Kings 2:3, 4) and of the son's description of his father's piety (ver. 6 supra)], then I will lengthen thy days [Solomon's days were not of an unusual length, as he can hardly have been more than sixty (if so much), although called זִקֵן (1 Kings 11:41 at the time of his decease. But he had not fulfilled the condition (1 Kings 11:9-12). 3:5-15 Solomon's dream was not a common one. While his bodily powers were locked up in sleep, the powers of his soul were strengthened; he was enabled to receive the Divine vision, and to make a suitable choice. God, in like manner, puts us in the ready way to be happy, by assuring us we shall have what we need, and pray for. Solomon's making such a choice when asleep, and the powers of reason least active, showed it came from the grace of God. Having a humble sense of his own wants and weakness, he pleads, Lord, I am but a little child. The more wise and considerate men are, the better acquainted they are with their own weakness, and the more jealous of themselves. Solomon begs of God to give him wisdom. We must pray for it, Jas 1:5, that it may help us in our particular calling, and the various occasions we have. Those are accepted of God, who prefer spiritual blessings to earthly good. It was a prevailing prayer, and prevailed for more than he asked. God gave him wisdom, such as no other prince was ever blessed with; and also gave him riches and honour. If we make sure of wisdom and grace, these will bring outward prosperity with them, or sweeten the want of it. The way to get spiritual blessings, is to wrestle with God in prayer for them. The way to get earthly blessings, is to refer ourselves to God concerning them. Solomon has wisdom given him, because he did ask it, and wealth, because he did not.
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