1 Kings 11:37
New International Version
However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.

New Living Translation
And I will place you on the throne of Israel, and you will rule over all that your heart desires.

English Standard Version
And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

Berean Study Bible
But as for you, I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your heart desires, and you will be king over Israel.

King James Bible
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

New King James Version
So I will take you, and you shall reign over all your heart desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

New American Standard Bible
However I will take you, and you shall reign over all that you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

NASB 1995
‘I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

NASB 1977
‘And I will take you, and you shall reign over whatever you desire, and you shall be king over Israel.

Amplified Bible
I will take you [Jeroboam], and you shall reign over whatever your soul desires; and you shall be king over Israel (the ten northern tribes).

Christian Standard Bible
I will appoint you, and you will reign as king over all you want, and you will be king over Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will appoint you, and you will reign as king over all you want, and you will be king over Israel.”

American Standard Version
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall give to you and you shall reign according to the desire of your soul and you shall be King over Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign as thy soul desires, and thou shalt be king over Israel.

Contemporary English Version
"You will be king of Israel and will rule every nation you want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul desireth, and thou shalt be king over Israel.

English Revised Version
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Good News Translation
Jeroboam, I will make you king of Israel, and you will rule over all the territory that you want.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will choose you so that you can rule everything you desire. You will be king of Israel.

International Standard Version
I'm going to take you and have you reign over whatever you desire. You will be king over Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign over all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

Literal Standard Version
And I take you, and you have reigned over all that your soul desires, and you have been king over Israel;

NET Bible
I will select you; you will rule over all you desire to have and you will be king over Israel.

New Heart English Bible
I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

World English Bible
I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thee I take, and thou hast reigned over all that thy soul desireth, and thou hast been king over Israel;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeroboam's Rebellion
36I will give one tribe to his son, so that My servant David will always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put My Name. 37But as for you, I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your heart desires, and you will be king over Israel. 38If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:21
Then Abner said to David, "Let me go at once, and I will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires." So David dismissed Abner, and he went in peace.

1 Kings 11:36
I will give one tribe to his son, so that My servant David will always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put My Name.

1 Kings 11:38
If you listen to all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight in order to keep My statutes and commandments as My servant David did, then I will be with you. I will build you a lasting dynasty just as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.


Treasury of Scripture

And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

according

1 Kings 11:26
And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

Deuteronomy 14:26
And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

2 Samuel 3:21
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.









Verse 37. - And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth [We are not justified in concluding from these words that Jeroboam then had ambitious designs upon the throne (Keil). They rather mean, "as king, all thy desires shall be gratified" (cf. Deuteronomy 12:20; Deuteronomy 14:26; 1 Samuel 2:16; 2 Samuel 3:21). Bahr paraphrases "thou shalt have the dominion thou now strivest for," but we have absolutely no proof that Jeroboam at that time had ever meditated rebellion. It is quite possible that the idea was inspired by this interview], and shalt be king over Israel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But as for you,
וְאֹתְךָ֣ (wə·’ō·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

I will take you,
אֶקַּ֔ח (’eq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3947: To take

and you shall reign
וּמָ֣לַכְתָּ֔ (ū·mā·laḵ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

over all
בְּכֹ֥ל (bə·ḵōl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

your heart
נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ (nap̄·še·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

desires,
תְּאַוֶּ֖ה (tə·’aw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 183: To incline, desire

and you will be
וְהָיִ֥יתָ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

king
מֶּ֖לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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