1 Kings 15:4

“Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, for Dauids sake did the Lord his God giue him a lampe in Ierusalem, to set vp his sonne after him, and to establish Ierusalem:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless for David's sake did Jehovah his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But because of David, the Lord gave him a light in Jerusalem, making his sons king after him, so that Jerusalem might be safe;
- Basic English Bible

But for David's sake Jehovah his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem;
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
- Webster's Bible

Nevertheless for David's sake did Yahweh his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem;
- World English Bible

but for David's sake hath Jehovah his God given to him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 15:4


15:4 A lamp - A son and successor to perpetuate his name and memory,which otherwise had gone into obscurity. Jerusalem - That he mightmaintain that city, and temple, and worship, as a witness for God, in theworld, against the Israelites and heathen world.


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