1 Kings 3:6
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English Standard Version
And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.

King James Bible
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

American Standard Version
And Solomon said, Thou hast showed unto thy servant David my father great lovingkindness, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great lovingkindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon said: Thou hast shewn great mercy to thy servant David my father, even at, he walked before thee in truth, and justice, and an upright heart with thee: and thou hast kept thy great mercy for him, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

English Revised Version
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great kindness, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon said, Thou hast shown to thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon then ordered him to be executed by Benaiah. This punishment was also just. As Solomon had put Shimei's life in his own hand by imposing upon him confinement in Jerusalem, and Shimei had promised on oath to obey the king's command, the breach of his oath was a crime for which he had no excuse. There is no force at all in the excuses which some commentators adduce in his favour, founded upon the money which his salves had cost him, and the wish to recover possession of them, which was a right one in itself. If Shimei had wished to remain faithful to his oath, he might have informed the king of the flight of his slaves, have entreated the king that they might be brought back, and have awaited the king's decision; but he had no right thus lightly to break the promise given on oath. By the breach of his oath he had forfeited his life. And this is the first thing with which Solomon charges him, without his being able to offer any excuse; and it is not till afterwards that he adduces as a second fact in confirmation of the justice of his procedure, the wickedness that he practised towards his father. - The last clause, "and the kingdom was established by (בּיד) Solomon," is attached to the following chapter in the Cod. Al. of the lxx (in the Cod. Vat. it is wanting, or rather its place is supplied by a long interpolation), in the Vulgate, and in the Syriac; and indeed rightly so, as Thenius has shown, not merely because of the רק in 1 Kings 3:2, but also because of its form as a circumstantial clause, to which the following account (1 Kings 3:1.) is appended.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy servant

Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

2 Samuel 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build me an house for me to dwell in?

great

2 Samuel 7:8-12 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

2 Samuel 12:7,8 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

2 Samuel 22:47-51 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation...

1 Chronicles 29:12-14 Both riches and honor come of you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great...

Psalm 78:70-72 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds...

mercy. or, bounty

Psalm 13:6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Psalm 119:17 Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word.

2 Corinthians 9:5,11 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty...

according

1 Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way...

1 Kings 9:4 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness...

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

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Psalm 15:2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.

Psalm 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me...

that

1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which has given one to sit on my throne this day...

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:8
Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel.

1 Kings 1:48
And the king also said, 'Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has granted someone to sit on my throne this day, my own eyes seeing it.'"

1 Kings 3:14
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."

1 Kings 9:4
And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules,

2 Chronicles 1:8
And Solomon said to God, "You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

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