2 Chronicles 1:8

“And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Solomon saide vnto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy vnto Dauid my father, and hast made me to reigne in his stead:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Solomon said to God, "You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and have made me king in his place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great lovingkindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Solomon said to God, Great was your mercy to David my father, and you have made me king in his place.
- Basic English Bible

And Solomon said to God, Thou hast shewn unto David my father great loving-kindness, and hast made me king in his stead.
- Darby Bible

And Solomon said to God, Thou hast shown great mercy to David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.
- Webster's Bible

Solomon said to God, "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.
- World English Bible

And Solomon saith to God, `Thou hast done with David my father great kindness, and hast caused me to reign in his stead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Solomon said unto God: 'Thou hast shown great kindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 1:8


1:8 To reign, &c. - Give me the spirit of my father David, that Israel may not suffer by the change. The eminency of those that went before us, and the obligation that lies upon us, to keep and carry on the good work they were engaged in, should quicken our prayers for wisdom and grace, that we may do the work of God in our day, as faithful as they did in theirs.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 1

  • Biola
    The unrestricted services, worship and act of giving by Solomon to God has stimulated God's unrestricted interest in him, paving way for an endless and unbeatable wealth and riches of Solomon
  • Flora
    David taught Solom matters of the heart In all you do do with thought for not just self But God and Solom knew that God honored The heart as he did David's heart No just for self but for many Kingdom building and you need wisdom For that so what he asked God for he Already had in order to ask for wisdom Is a wise move
  • Baby Ray Everett
    Found part of the answer to my question concerning the movement of the Ark 1Chronicles 1-13
  • Baby Ray Everett
    When was the ark moved from Jerusalem 1King 8, to Kirjathjearim? Verse 4. Book,chater and verse. Thank you
  • D.key
    Solomon was granted favor with God. How many of us would have let selfousness take over?
  • Ayomah Mathias
    God is really great. Faithful and true forever. He can never change. So if we follow what Solomon did, God will also add other thing to our life. "seek ye first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you "

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