1 Kings 1:29

“And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liueth, that hath redeemed my soule out of all distresse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king vowed and said, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king sware, and said, As Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king took an oath, and said, By the living Lord, who has been my saviour from all my troubles,
- Basic English Bible

And the king swore, and said, [As] Jehovah liveth, who has redeemed my soul out of all distress,
- Darby Bible

And the king swore, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,
- Webster's Bible

The king swore, and said, "As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
- World English Bible

And the king sweareth and saith, `Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king swore and said: 'As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 1:29


1:29 Out of all distress - The words contain a gratefulacknowledgement of the goodness of God to him, in bringing him safe throughthe many difficulties, which had lain in his way, and which he now mentionsto the glory of God, (as Jacob when he lay a dying) thus setting to hisseal, from his own experience that the Lord redeemeth the souls of hisservants.


Discussion for 1 Kings 1

  • Iniabasi mbukpa
    God is always Good,and he wants the best for us all his children,if only we walk in the light of his word n in the mind of his spirit,he will builld us up n grant us life eternal with him n give us a Peace that passeth all understanding.
  • Tayo Adeyemo
    This passage teaches some lessons:
    1. He that exalts himself shall be abased-v.5. Adonijah exalted himself forgetting that legitimacy comes only through appointment by the appropriate authority-David.
    2. David failed as a parent in the upbringing of Adonijah. He never corrected/rebuked him over any matter at all-v.6.
    3. Decisiveness. David made sure Solomon was anointed king that same date.
  • Faith Ilori
    Lesson learnt: When it is God that enthrone you and not men the earth will rent with the sound, your voice will be heard and your authority will be felt by all men. Wait for God to enthrone you.
  • Ann
    Solomon rode in on a donkey from where

  • Dewey J
    Gbenga, I think not. Romans 14:5 says, Let Everyman be fully persuaded in his own mind. Nathan had a pure heart therefore Adonijah and Joab knew that so he was not invited to the illegal crowning of Adonijah. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • Kenielhuntley
    The Lord had long ordained Solomon to be king, over Israel and Judah. The lesson learnt is: on your journey to becoming your purpose, the devil will attempt to hinder your success, by putting his own people in your way, attempting to rob you of your right as a child of God, however, you must contact the correct authority,God, and he'll clarify the situation for you.

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