King James Version
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon said to God, Thou hast shewn unto David my father great loving-kindness, and hast made me king in his stead.
World English Bible
Solomon said to God, "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.
Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to God, 'Thou hast done with David my father great kindness, and hast caused me to reign in his stead.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.2 Chronicles 1:8 Parallel Commentaries
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
1 Kings 3:6
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
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