2 Chronicles 1:8
New International Version
Solomon answered God, "You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.

New Living Translation
Solomon replied to God, “You showed great and faithful love to David, my father, and now you have made me king in his place.

English Standard Version
And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon replied to God: “You have shown much loving devotion to my father David, and You have made me king in his place.

King James Bible
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

New King James Version
And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

New American Standard Bible
And Solomon said to God, “You have dealt with my father David with great faithfulness, and have made me king in his place.

NASB 1995
Solomon said to God, "You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and have made me king in his place.

NASB 1977
And Solomon said to God, “Thou hast dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and hast made me king in his place.

Amplified Bible
Then Solomon said to God, “You have shown great lovingkindness and mercy to my father David, and have made me king in his place.

Christian Standard Bible
And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and faithful love to my father David, and you have made me king in his place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Solomon said to God: "You have shown great and faithful love to my father David, and You have made me king in his place.

American Standard Version
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great lovingkindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon said to God, Thou hast dealt very mercifully with my father David, and hast made me king in his stead.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon answered: LORD God, you were always loyal to my father David, and now you have made me king of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon said to God: Thou hast shewn great kindness to my father David: and hast made me king in his stead.

English Revised Version
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great kindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead.

Good News Translation
Solomon answered, "You always showed great love for my father David, and now you have let me succeed him as king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon responded to God, "You've shown great love to my father David, and you've made me king in his place.

International Standard Version
Solomon replied to God, "You showed great gracious love to my father David, and have established me as king in his place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon said unto God: 'Thou hast shown great kindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead.

Literal Standard Version
And Solomon says to God, “You have done great kindness with my father David, and have caused me to reign in his stead.

NET Bible
Solomon replied to God, "You demonstrated great loyalty to my father David and have made me king in his place.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon said to God, "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

World English Bible
Solomon said to God, "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to God, 'Thou hast done with David my father great kindness, and hast caused me to reign in his stead.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom
7That night God appeared to Solomon and said, “Ask, and I will give it to you!” 8Solomon replied to God: “You have shown much loving devotion to my father David, and You have made me king in his place. 9Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to my father David be fulfilled. For You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon replied, "You have shown much loving devotion to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and uprightness of heart. And You have maintained this loving devotion by giving him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons--for the LORD has given me many sons--He has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon said to God, You have showed great mercy to David my father, and have made me to reign in his stead.

Thou has shewed

2 Samuel 7:8,9
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: …

2 Samuel 12:7,8
And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; …

2 Samuel 22:51
He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

to reign

1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

1 Chronicles 29:23
Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.









(8) Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David.--Literally, Thou, thou hast done great kindness with David. (The regular phrase; comp. Luke 1:72.) From this point the relation here is briefer on the whole than that of Kings. The greater part of the long verse (1Kings 3:6) is omitted, and the variations between the two texts become numerous, though the general sense is the same in each.

And hast made me to reign in his stead.--Comp. 1Kings 3:7; and the similar language of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria (B.C. 681-668): "Ever since Asshur, Samas, Bel, Nebo . . . made me, Esarhaddon, sit securely on the throne of my father" (Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia, 3:15, Colossians 2).

Verse 8. - Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father. These also are the exact words found in the parallel place, but they omit the words, "thy servant," before "David," found there. And hast made me to reign in his stead. This concise expression takes the place of two equivalent expressions, found at the end of the sixth and beginning of the seventh verses in the parallel passage, the former of which passages also describes it as "this great kindness," i.e. kindness on the part of God - a description very much in harmony with David's own grateful acknowledgment to God (1 Kings 1:48). Up to this point our present account differs from its parallel in cutting out Solomon's eulogy of his father ("According as he walked before thee in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with thee"), and his humbler disparagement of himself ("And I, a little child, know not how to go out or come in").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹה֙ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

replied
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to God:
לֵֽאלֹהִ֔ים (lê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

“You
אַתָּ֗ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

have shown
עָשִׂ֛יתָ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

great
גָּד֑וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

and loving devotion
חֶ֣סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

my father
אָבִ֖י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

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

and You have made me king
וְהִמְלַכְתַּ֖נִי (wə·him·laḵ·ta·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

in his place.
תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ (taḥ·tāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of


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