1 Kings 2:1
Good News Translation
When David was about to die, he called his son Solomon and gave him his last instructions:

Contemporary English Version
Not long before David died, he told Solomon:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying:

New American Bible
When the time of David’s death drew near, he gave these instructions to Solomon his son:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying:

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Genesis 47:29 And when he saw that the day of his death drew nigh, he called his son Joseph, and said to him: If I have found favour in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh; and thou shalt shew me this kindness and truth, not to bury me in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 31:14 And the Lord said to Moses: Behold the days of thy death are nigh: call Josue, and stand ye in the tabernacle of the testimony, that I may give him a charge. So Moses and Josue went and stood in the tabernacle of the testimony:

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing, wherewith the man of God, Moses, blessed the children of Israel, before his death.

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.

2 Peter 1:13-15 But I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. . . .

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Numbers 27:19 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest and all the multitude:

Deuteronomy 3:28 Command Josue, and encourage and strengthen him: for he shall go before this people, and shall divide unto them the land which thou shalt see.

Deuteronomy 31:23 And the Lord commanded Josue the son of Nun, and said: Take courage, and be valiant: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I have promised, and I will be with thee.

Acts 20:28-31 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood. . . .

1 Timothy 1:18 This precept, I commend to thee, O son Timothy: according to the prophecies going before on thee, that thou war in them a good warfare,

1 Timothy 6:13 I charge thee before God who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession:

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming and his kingdom:

Context
David Instructs Solomon
1And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying:2I am going the way of all flesh: take thou courage and shew thyself a man.…
Cross References
Genesis 47:29
And when he saw that the day of his death drew nigh, he called his son Joseph, and said to him: If I have found favour in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh; and thou shalt shew me this kindness and truth, not to bury me in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 31:14
And the Lord said to Moses: Behold the days of thy death are nigh: call Josue, and stand ye in the tabernacle of the testimony, that I may give him a charge. So Moses and Josue went and stood in the tabernacle of the testimony:

2 Samuel 7:12
And when thy days shall be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of the bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 1:53
Then king Solomon sent, and brought him out from the altar: and going in, he worshipped king Solomon: and Solomon said to him: Go to thy house.

1 Chronicles 22:6
And he called for Solomon his son: and commanded him to build a house to the Lord the God of Israel.

Additional Translations
As the time drew near for David to die, he charged his son Solomon,Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

And the days of David drew near that he should die: and he addressed his son Solomon, saying, I go the way of all the earth:

And the days of David were at hand that he should die; and he enjoined Solomon his son saying,

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he commanded Solomon his son, saying,

And draw near do the days of David to die, and he chargeth Solomon his son, saying,
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