New American Standard Bible
"If your sons will keep My covenant And My testimony which I will teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever."
King James Bible
If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
Darby Bible Translation
If thy children keep my covenant, and my testimonies which I will teach them, their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne.
World English Bible
If your children will keep my covenant, my testimony that I will teach them, their children also will sit on your throne forevermore."
Young's Literal Translation
If thy sons keep My covenant, And My testimonies that I teach them, Their sons also for ever and ever, Do sit on the throne for thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If thy children will keep my covenant ... - This was the condition implied in the promise - that they were to keep the law of God, and to serve and obey him. If they did not, they could not, of course, plead the promise. This principle is universal. We cannot plead any promise of God in our behalf, or in behalf of our children, unless we obey his commands, and are ourselves faithful to him. See the sentiment in this verse illustrated in the notes at Psalm 89:30-37.
LibraryPromises and Threatenings
'And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do. 2. That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3. And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before Me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put My name there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Manner of Covenanting.
"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;
"And so, because he was a prophet and knew that GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH TO SEAT one OF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS THRONE,
1 Kings 2:4
so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.
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