KJV LexiconNow the days
a day (as the warm hours),
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
to approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose
that he should die
causatively, to kill
and he charged
(intensively) to constitute, enjoin -- appoint, (for-)bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
peaceful; Shelomah, David's successor -- Solomon.
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
to say (used with great latitude)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
As David's time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,
King James Bible
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son Solomon, "
International Standard Version
As David's time to die approached, he addressed his son Solomon with these words:
When David was close to death, he told Solomon his son:
GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David was about to die, he instructed his son Solomon,
King James 2000 Bible
Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
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