New International Version
"What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant,
King James Bible
What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
Darby Bible Translation
What can David [say] more to thee for the glory of thy servant? thou indeed knowest thy servant.
World English Bible
What can David say yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? For you know your servant.
Young's Literal Translation
'What doth David add more unto Thee for the honour of Thy servant; and Thou Thy servant hast known.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? - I am not of any regal family, and have no natural right to the throne.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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.
1 Chronicles 17:17
And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You, LORD God, have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men.
1 Chronicles 17:19
LORD. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.
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