1 Chronicles 28:20

“And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid said to Solomon his sonne, Be strong, and of good courage, and doe it: feare not, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, euen my God, will be with thee; he will not faile thee, nor forsake thee, vntill thou hast finished all the worke for the seruice of the house of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed; for Jehovah God, even my God, is with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah be finished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to his son Solomon, Be strong and of a good heart and do your work; have no fear and do not be troubled, for the Lord God, my God, is with you; he will not give you up, and his face will not be turned away from you, till all the work necessary for the house of the Lord is complete.
- Basic English Bible

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and courageous, and do it; fear not nor be dismayed: for Jehovah Elohim, my God, will be with thee; he will not leave thee, neither forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah is finished.
- Darby Bible

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong, and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do it. Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed; for Yahweh God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of Yahweh is finished.
- World English Bible

And David saith to Solomon his son, `Be strong, and courageous, and do; do not fear nor be affrighted, for Jehovah God, my God, [is] with thee; He doth not fail thee, nor forsake thee, unto the completion of all the work of the service of the house of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David said to Solomon his son: 'Be strong and of good courage, and do it; fear not, nor be dismayed; for the LORD God, even my God, is with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD be finished.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 28:20


28:20 My God - Whom I have chosen and served, who has all along beenwith me and prospered me, I recommend thee to him; he will be with thee,to strengthen, direct and prosper thee. The God that owned our fathers,and carried them thro' the services of their day, will, in like manner,if we are faithful to him, go along with us in our day, and will neverfail us. God never leaves any, unless they first leave him.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 28

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We should keep verse 20 in remembrance. We must be "strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee". David was a man after God's own heart. We also can win the heart of God and enjoy all the benefits. We must keep our salvation current and be guided by the Holy Spirit at all times.
  • Shonda Ponder
    God does not want to be where He is not wanted, hence the reason for "but if you forsake Him, He will cast thee off forever. " v. 9 The ball is in your court, not His. He is faithful and just, and loving enough to give you what you want where He is concerned.
  • Evans Achieng
    The use of the phrase 'for ever ' at times can be misleading. But in verse 4, David says God made him king over israel FOR EVER. Is David still the king even now? NO. Why? This phrase is to be understood as meaning 'for all someone 's life time ' Another amazing truth is that GOD UNDERSTANDS THE IMAGINATIONS OF THE HEART!!! Verse 9
  • Sophia
    I love how the Bible is its own interpreter. Notice the two phrases before that one "if thou seek him, he will be found of thee ... then it says "but if thou forsake him,he will cast thee off forever. In this verse David is talking to his son Solomon who is to come up after him. He is giving him some instructions. I believe the phrase "cast thee off " is referring to distance. Meaning as long as Solomon would seek the Lord he would be close to Him or we could say "in tune or sync ", So much so that he knows right where God is, but if Solomon chose to walk his own way and not seek after God 's way and will, there would be "distance " between him and God. It 's like that verse in the Bible that says " draw nigh unto me and I will draw nigh unto thee. We are either close to God or we 're not! What creates distance you ask? ...SIN... even though God loves and is love God is also Holy,Just and righteous.
  • ECMc
    "Forsake " means leave forever to "cast off " release or untie. Our loving GOD allows choices and respects choices. Joshua 24 15 Yet...Rom 5 8
  • if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off for ever. Just confused and don 't understand that phrase... God is all good and loving to all mankind, even to sinners....why it says here, He will cast them off forever? Thank you.

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