1 Kings 15:4
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English Standard Version
Nevertheless, for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem,

King James Bible
Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

American Standard Version
Nevertheless for David's sake did Jehovah his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But for David's sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

English Revised Version
Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

1 Kings 15:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Further particulars are given in 2 Chronicles 11 and 12 concerning the rest of the acts of Rehoboam. "There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam the whole time (of their reign)." As nothing is said about any open war between them, and the prophet Shemaiah prohibited the attack which Rehoboam was about to make upon the tribes who had fallen away (1 Kings 11:23.), מלחמה can only denote the hostile feelings and attitude of the two rulers towards one another.

1 Kings 15:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for David's

1 Kings 11:12,32 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son...

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham...

Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them...

2 Samuel 7:12-16 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you...

Isaiah 37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Jeremiah 33:20-26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

give him

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

2 Chronicles 21:7 However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David...

Psalm 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

Luke 1:69-79 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David...

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David...

lamp. or, candle

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

and to establish

Psalm 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Jeremiah 33:2 Thus said the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;

Micah 4:1,2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Cross References
2 Samuel 21:17
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, "You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel."

1 Kings 11:36
Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name.

2 Chronicles 21:7
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and since he had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.

Psalm 18:28
For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.

Psalm 132:17
There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.

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