1 Kings 2:45
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But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever."

King James Bible
And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
and king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before Jehovah for ever.

World English Bible
But king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before Yahweh forever."

Young's Literal Translation
and king Solomon is blessed, and the throne of David is established before Jehovah unto the age.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

King Solomon shall be blessed - He seems to think that, while such bad men remained unpunished, the nation could not prosper; that it was an act of justice which God required him to perform, in order to the establishment and perpetuity of his throne.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance.

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him...

the throne

1 Kings 2:24,33,34 Now therefore, as the LORD lives, which has established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me an house...

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

The Horns of the Altar
WE MUST tell you the story. Solomon was to be the king after David, but his elder brother, Adonijah, was preferred by Joab, the captain of the host, and by Abiathar, the priest; and, therefore, they got together, and tried to steal a march upon dying David, and set up Adonijah. They utterly failed in this; and when Solomn came to the throne Adonijah was afraid for his life, and fled to the horns of the altar at the tabernacle for shelter. Solomn permitted him to find sanctuary there, and forgave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 31: 1885

Whether the Angels have Bodies Naturally United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that angels have bodies naturally united to them. For Origen says (Peri Archon i): "It is God's attribute alone---that is, it belongs to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as a property of nature, that He is understood to exist without any material substance and without any companionship of corporeal addition." Bernard likewise says (Hom. vi. super Cant.): "Let us assign incorporeity to God alone even as we do immortality, whose nature alone, neither for its own sake
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Pride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:13
He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Proverbs 25:5
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

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