And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God:
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)My son.—So some MSS., the Hebrew margin, and LXX., Vulg., Targ. rightly. The Hebrew text reads, “His son,” which is probably an oversight, due to “Solomon his son” in 1Chronicles 22:6.
As for me, it was in my mind.—Literally, I—it became with (near or in) my heart, i.e., it came into my mind, was my intention. The phrase is common in 2 Chronicles, but rare in the older books. (Comp. 1Kings 8:17; 1Kings 10:2; and also Joshua 14:7.) It recurs in 1Chronicles 28:2 exactly as here.1 Kings 2:2 note.
6. Then he called for Solomon … and charged him—The earnestness and solemnity of this address creates an impression that it was given a little before the old king's decease. He unfolded his great and long cherished plan, enjoined the building of God's house as a sacred duty on him as his son and successor, and described the resources that were at command for carrying on the work. The vast amount of personal property he had accumulated in the precious metals [1Ch 22:14] must have been spoil taken from the people he had conquered, and the cities he had sacked.
my son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God; he was disposed and inclined to it, and was once determined upon it, see 2 Samuel 7:2.And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
7. said to Solomon, My son] R.V. said to Solomon his son (so C’thîb); A.V. follows the K’rî.
unto the name] Cp. Deuteronomy 12:5; 2 Samuel 7:13.Verse 7. - (Comp. 1 Chronicles 17:1, 2; 2 Samuel 7:2, 3.) For my son, the Chethiv shows "his son," the Keri substituting "my." 1 Chronicles 22:2-5), committed the execution of the work in a solemn way to his son Solomon (1 Chronicles 22:6-16), and called upon the chiefs of the people to give him their support in the work (1 Chronicles 22:17-19).
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