New International Version
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
King James Bible
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
Darby Bible Translation
I will be his father, and he shall be my son; and I will not take away my mercy from him, as I took it from him that was before thee;
World English Bible
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. I will not take my loving kindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before you;
Young's Literal Translation
I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son, and My kindness I turn not aside from him as I turned it aside from him who was before thee,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will not take my mercy away from him - I will not cut off his family from the throne, as I did that of his predecessor Saul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will be
I will not
as I took
'Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord.'--1 CHRON. xvii, 16. This is a scrap from the catalogue of Jehoshaphat's 'mighty men of valour'; and is Amasiah's sole record. We see him for a moment and hear his eulogium and then oblivion swallows him up. We do not know what it was that he did to earn it. But what a fate, to live to all generations by that one sentence! I. Cheerful self-surrender the secret of all religion. The words of our text contain a metaphor naturally …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Divine Jesus.
2 Corinthians 6:18
And, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"?
1 Kings 11:13
Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."
1 Chronicles 10:14
and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 17:12
He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever.
1 Chronicles 17:14
I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever.'"
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